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Preface

A number of the incidents recounted in the early adventures of Angel are cited to have occurred in specific decades relative to the era of publication. However, the Earth-616 universe operates on a Sliding Timescale these events could not have occurred in the times they appeared due to the fact that it would drastically age the character. As of this writing, it's generally accepted that Angel first joined the X-Men roughly 10 years ago. All historically specific references to the activities of the X-Men will be generalized in the main article, and any references to the Sliding Time Scale will be mentioned in the citation notes.

Early Life

Childhood

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Warren Worthington III as a child.[1]

Warren Worthington III was a member of the wealthy Worthington family, and son of Warren Worthington Jr. and his wife Kathryn . On top of family wealth, Warren was an attractive boy, and seemed naturally skilled at anything he tried. [2] In elementary school, Warren was an exemplary student, and was teased by his classmates who called him "little angel". Warren was obsessed with the sky and birds to the point where it distracted him from social gatherings, earning the ire of his father. [3] It was in his youth that Warren was first brought to the exclusive Hellfire Club for a party. [4] Warren's obsession with flying grew to an infatuation with heights, something that frightened his parents when Warren started climbing trees. [1] Eventually, Warren was placed in the Fairburn Boys School where he continued to excel in his classes. It was here that he discovered women who were naturally attracted to him due to his fleet moves and dancing ability. [3][2] One of his childhood friends during this period of time was Candace Southern, who secretly had a crush on Warren. [5] Warren's first girlfriend was Cressida Desford, but he could not compete with her obsession with super-heroes and they soon drifted apart. [6]

Private School

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Pre-mutation bruising. [7]

Warren soon changed schools, attending St. Joes Catholic School. There he continued to excel in sports, beating the high jumping record. His friends during this period included Brandon Hardy, who was on the track team, and the meek Andrew Palmer. He was also dating cheerleader Amanda Cobb, the most popular and attractive girl in school. Warren became conceded, and scoffed at the idea that he might be using steroids to enhance his performance. When he bragged to his coach about his skills being the only thing allowing the school to win track meets, this caused tension between Warren and Brandon. It was this time that Warren's mutant abilities were being able to manifest. Physical in nature, Warren noticed that bruises were starting to spread on his back. Assuming the worst, Warren believed he was dying and tried to write a letter telling his parents to pull him out of classes, but he tore the letter up and threw it out, unaware that Andrew had recovered the scraps and pieced it together. [7] Warren's condition got even more strange when he woke up one morning to find a feather in his bed. [1][7] Things were about to take a change for Warren Worthington III, although he was unaware that he was a mutant, a religious zealot was travelling the country with his prisoner a precognitive mutant named Mary-Margaret, killing mutants with powers that he saw as an affront to God. [7]

Warren's relationship with Amanda Cobb ended when she noticed that there were nubs growing from the bruises on his back. Not wanting to explain what he thought was happening, he abruptly broke up with her. Jilted, Amanda then started dating Brandon Hardy. Fearing what may be happening to him, Warren began studying on birds and their molting patterns. On the night of the annual Hell Night, Warren came to the aid Andrew, who was being hazed by his classmates for being a freshman. Warren knocked out Brandon and rushed Andrew to his room. There, a clearly smitten Andrew, revealed that he knew Warren's secret. [8] Warren was later surprised when he discovered that the grows were wings that were starting to grow from his back. [1][2][3] Warren later came to the aid of another student who was bullied, Cameron Hodge who began to idolize Warren. [3] As Warren's wings began to grow in size they became hard to conceal and he started strapping them to his back. In order to avoid suspicion, he abruptly quit all athletics in school, much to the confusion of his coaches and administrators. [1][2] When a fire broke out in one of the school dormitories, Warren decided to do something about it. Using costumes from the theater storeroom, Warren dressed up as an Angel and saved those imperiled by the fire. [1][2] One of these students was Cameron Hodge, who instantly recognized Warren despite his disguise, although he kept this secret for many decades afterward. [9]

During the Christmas break, Andrew convinced Warren to stay behind instead of going home for the holidays. Warren took the opportunity to test out his new wings and their ability to make him fly. There was a near accident when he accidentally dropped Andrew in a frozen pond, but was able to revive him with CPR. It was not long after this that Warren discovered that the school priest, Father Reynolds, was secretly molesting Andrew and decided to do something about it. [10] Using the props from the theater department again, Warren disguised himself as Michael the Archangel and tricked Father Reynolds into confessing his crimes. As Reynolds was being led away, Brandon Hardy teased Andrew and Warren once again came to his defense. This led to a brawl that included Amanda Cobb and Andrew. When the fight was broken up by school administrators, Warren and the others were punished. While the other students were allowed to attend the Easter weekend passion plays, they were to remain at the school. While they were in detention, Warren's mind was contacted by Charles Xavier, a mutant himself who was attempting to warn Warren of the coming danger. Unfortunately, telepathic interference from Mary-Margaret prevented Warren from being adequately warned and her captor set fire to the school. Warren quickly revealed his mutant nature to Amanda and Brandon, saving them and Andrew from the fire. [11] Their attacker tried to kill Warren and his friends, finding Worthington's angelic wings an insult to his religion. Warren was forced to drop the man from the air, killing him and ending his threat. Warren had Amanda, Brandon and Andrew keep his mutant nature a secret when the authorities came to the scene of the crime. For a time, Warren kept in touch with Mary-Margaret who was later adopted. Some of her letters gave him glimpses of the future and the destiny that he was to become a great hero. Not long after this, Warren graduated from St. Joe's. [12]

Original X-Men

The Avenging Angel

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The Avenging Angel[13]

Warren soon moved to New York City, where he decided to use his wings to fight crime as a super-hero called the Avenging Angel. His early activities drew the attention of the news media. [14] By the winter of that year, Warren established himself as a hero, utilizing a gas pellet firing gun to fight crime. One of his earliest recorded instances of crime fighting was when the Avenging Angel busted the Grady Gang. His activities attracted the attention of Charles Xavier once more who was gathering mutants to join his school for the gifted as well as his group the X-Men, who sought to create a world where humans and mutants lived in peace. Xavier sent his first two students, Cyclops and Iceman to greet Warren at his home. Meanwhile, Warren stopped some crooks from stealing a cylinder of radioactive material from the Atomic Institute. The radioactive isotopes in the cylinder began to affect Warren's mind making him increasing paranoid and hostile. [15][2] Seeing the two X-Men in his apartment, Warren believed they were attackers and battled Cyclops and Iceman. Realizing that the isotope was responsible and that it was reaching critical mass, Xavier contacted Warren and convinced him to dispose of it. Warren flew the isotope high in the sky where it exploded harmlessly, allowing his mind to return to normal. With cooler heads prevailing, Warren agreed to join the X-Men as their third member. [16][2]

Joining the X-Men

As a member of the X-Men, Warren started wearing a similar uniform as his teammates and began simply referring to himself as the Angel. Soon Charles began reading about Duffee, Illinois high school football star Henry McCoy whose enhanced agility and large hands and feet identified himself as a mutant. [17] However, Hank's abilities also attracted the attention of the terrorist known as the Conquistador who sought to utilize those powers for his goals of conquering the world. The Conquistador then captured Hank and his parents before Xavier and his other students could reach him. [18][19][20] Charles managed to track Hank when he was forced to break into a nuclear research facility to steal a newly invented solar power device. [21][19][20] Xavier sent his X-Men to rescue Hank and his family from the Conquistador's lair. [22][19][20] In two accounts the rescue was a success and the Conquistador was seemingly slain in the ensuing blast when the solar power device overloaded. [22] However another account states that there was no explosion and the Conquistador apparently did not perish. [23] Like the others, Hank agreed to transfer to Xavier's school and join the X-Men taking the code name Beast. As with Iceman, Xavier then used his mental powers to erase all knowledge of Hank's mutant powers from the people in town. [22] With Jean Grey joining the group as Marvel Girl, [24] Xavier's team of X-Men was complete. He began training them to hone their powers in his specially constructed Danger Room. [25]

Early Missions

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The original X-Men: Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman. [26]

Now calling himself Professor X, Xavier was ready to reveal the X-Men to the world. Soon the threat of the mutant terrorist known as Magneto became very real and Xavier called upon his X-Men to prepare for their first battle against his one-time friend. Through Xavier's guidance, Angel and the X-Men succeeded in stopping Magneto from taking over the Cape Citadel missile base, forcing the master of magnetism to flee. Warren was instantly smitten by Jean during this early mission, and would spend months trying to win her affections. [24]

Later when the mutant teleporter known as the Vanisher began stealing government secrets, Professor X offered the X-Men's aid to the government to stop him. Xavier himself defeated the Vanisher by using his mental powers to cut off his access to his powers, allowing the X-Men to easily capture him and his minions. [27] Later when the Angel had another personality shift following exposure to radiation unleashed by a test by Stark Industries, the armored hero Iron Man deal with the danger posed by the Angel until he reverted back to normal. [28] After flubbing a training session, Charles sent Angel to meet the supremely powerful hero known as the Sentry. Later he and the X-Men assisted the Sentry in defeating his foe the General who was attempting to steal nuclear weapons to launch against the nation of France. [29] About this time, Scott began to develop feelings for Jean Grey as well, on top of having Warren as competition, Scott kept his feelings secret because he feared that his powers might someday harm her. It was about this time that Xavier soon located another mutant, the immovable Blob who was working as part of a carnival freak show and sent the X-Men to recruit him. However the X-Men soon learned the error of welcoming the Blob in with open arms when he turned out to be uninterested in joining the X-Men and later attacked the school. While the X-Men kept the Blob and his army of carnies at bay, Xavier completed a device that allowed him to wipe out all memory of the X-Men's headquarters and secret identities from the mind of the Blob and his cohorts. [30]

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Original training costume. [31]

Later while in a training session the X-Men were briefly surprised by the sudden appearance of a medieval knight, but it soon disappeared. [32] After more training, [33] Magneto resurfaced, this time with his own team of mutants. This so-called Brotherhood of Evil Mutants conquered the South American nation of Santo Marco. [34][35] Xavier soon deployed the X-Men who battled the Brotherhood, which also included Pietro and Wanda Maximoff who were now reluctant members of the Brotherhood as Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. [34][36] When the Brotherhood was forced to flee, Xavier threw himself at a booby trapped door to save his students from the blast, and led them to believe that he had lost his mental powers as a result. [34][37] Angel and the X-Men were later lured into a trap by Magneto and his Brotherhood when the Toad disguised himself as a new mutant. Angel was captured and taken aboard Magneto's base Asteroid M. There Magneto tried to learn the location of the X-Men's headquarters from Warren, but he refused to talk. Under Scott's leadership, the X-Men managed to get aboard the asteroid, rescue Warren and escape without the aid of Xavier. Charles later revealed to his students that he feigned his lost powers as a final test to see if his students could handle themselves without his aid. [38] Soon Professor X was enthralled by the Puppet Master and the Mad Thinker who then used Xavier to order the X-Men to attack their foes the Fantastic Four. Although the two teams were forced to fight each other, Xavier eventually broke free from the Puppet Master's control and exposed the entire ruse. The Puppet Master and the Thinker then fled before they could be captured by the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. [39] Not long after this, Angel and the X-Men were chased by an anti-mutant mob. Cornered in a blind alley the mob started throwing rocks. One rock, thrown by photographer Philip Sheldon, struck Iceman in the head. Scott told his teammates that the bigoted mob were not worth it and they fled into the night. [31]


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Redwing. [40]

The X-Men were later pulled forward in time by the hero known as Access where the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants had teamed up with the other-dimensional being known as Darkseid and his Apokoliptians who were attempting to conquer their two universes. The X-Men assisted the Avengers as well as the Justice League of America and the Teen Titans, heroes from Darkseid's dimension. [40] Access used his powers to amalgamate heroes from both universes together and brought them to battle Magneto on Asteroid M. These included the Angel who was merged with the Teen Titan known as Robin, Bobby with the Titan's Impulse and Marvel Girl with the Justice League's Black Canary, creating the amalgams of Redwing, Quick Freeze, and Jean Black respectively. While on the Earth, Professor X, the Beast, and Cyclops remained to deal with the various threats there. When Access and his allies defeated Darkseid and Magneto, all the heroes and their foes were returned to their proper times and dimensions. Upon their return home, Charles and the X-Men's memory of events eventually faded. [41] Learning that the Sub-Mariner was also a mutant, both Xavier and Magneto sought to recruit him to their respective sides. Magneto succeeded in summoning Namor first, ultimately leading to another battle between the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Realizing that Magneto intended to make Namor a subordinate he refused to join. The X-Men then drove Magneto and his Brotherhood away, but in the aftermath of the battle, Namor had no interest in joining the X-Men either. [42] Angel later joined the X-Men into battle against the Brotherhood again when they attempted to recruit the thunder god Thor into their ranks, mistakenly believing him to be a mutant. When the X-Men arrived, Magneto and his minions then fled. [43]
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The Avenging Angel of World War II. [44]

Later, Angel and the X-Men found themselves pulled forward in time once again. This time by a would-be assassin named Sidestep who was hired to assassinate the group of British super-heroes known as Excalibur, a future off-shoot of the X-Men, on behalf of the Latverian monarch Doctor Doom. To this end, each member of the X-Men had their memories altered to fit the era in which they were placed and forced to do battle with a member of Excalibur. Warren was transported to London circa World War II and believed that his opponent, the omnimorph known as Meggan was in league with the Nazis. Having more experience, Meggan, easily defeated the Angel and both were shunted into stasis. With Doom's plot ruined the original X-Men were restored to normal, had their memories of these events erased, and were returned to their own time. [45] Back in their own time, the X-Men continued their training. [46][47]

Time-Displacement

Beast from the future traveled to their time in order to inform them that the future was in a bad state, and that only the original X-Men could help fix it. Despite Warren's reluctance, the team accompanied Beast to a future where Cyclops had killed Charles Xavier, and Jean Grey was dead as well (with the school now named after her). After the team had confronted the future Cyclops and helped save the life of the future Beast, the team (under Jean's leadership) decided to stay. Warren was the most reluctant on this decision, believing it could only lead to disaster (and also didn't want to know anything about his future self). Despite this, he agreed to stay until the problems in the time were solved.[48]

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Later, Warren did meet his future self and was incredibly confused as to how he had become this way (particularly about his metal wings). Meeting his future self, and the fact that no one was willing to explain to him why he had come to be that way, Warren panicked and attempted to return to his time alone. Jean Grey used her powers to alter Warren's emotions and calm him down, to the dismay of the other X-Men.[49]

Despite this, Warren continued to doubt the mission of his fellow X-Men, and the future School, doubting the truth of future Beast's statements of impending mutant genocide at the hands of future Cyclops. When future Cyclops and his X-Men came to the School to look for recruits, Warren decided to join them,[50] telling the others that they were the only ones fighting for mutantkind in this future.[51]

The rest of the team later joined Cyclops' team as well, following the conflict between Wolverine's X-Men and the future versions of the X-Men and Brotherhood at Cape Citadel.[52] Not long after becoming members of Cyclops's school, the young X-Men invited X-23 into their ranks after saving her from the mutant-hating religious group named Purifiers.[53] X-23 and Angel hit it off, and started an amorous relationship.[54]

Black Vortex

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After retrieving the Black Vortex from his father, Mister Knife, Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde gathered both the Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men at Spartax to decide what to do with such a powerful item. The heroes were tracked down by Mister Knife's cosmically-empowered Slaughter Lords and overpowered.[55]

Gamora submitted to the Black Vortex in order to face the Slaughter Lords, and be able to escape to Spartax's moon with her allies.[56] Beast and Angel submitted to the Black Vortex, and accompanied Gamora in a journey to attempt to empower the entire universe.[57] However, at the first planet they stopped they were assaulted by the Accuser Corps, who took the Vortex from them. In retaliation, they attacked Hala.[58] A cosmically-empowered Ronan managed to force them to flee to a distant planet.[59]

Magik and Rocket Raccoon later tracked them down and talked sense into them, so they could help them fight J'son and his Slaughter Lords.[60] After J'son recovered the Vortex and used its power on Thane to encase the entirety of Spartax in an amber construct,[61] the heroes got the Vortex back and used it on X-Man Kitty Pryde so she could use her now-enhanced phasing powers to phase Spartax through the amber construct and save the planet. Before getting rid of the Vortex, some of the cosmically empowered heroes decided to remove their cosmic powers, Angel wasn't one of them.[62]

Road Trip

Some time after returning to Earth, the young X-Men decided to part ways and lay low for a while with the emergence of a new weave of anti-mutant hysteria and the beginning of the M-Pox crisis. Angel and X-23, now going by the alias of Wolverine, went vacationing to Vail, Colorado. They were called in months later by Beast to reunite the X-Men (minus Jean Grey and with the additions of Genesis and Oya), in order to go on a road trip, and help out people across the globe wherever it was needed, with the help of a teleporter Bamf named Pickles.[63]

After discovering a way to travel through time, Beast assembled his time-displaced friends to show them an unfortunate side discovery. He believed he had only managed to travel to the past within the timeline they were currently inhabiting and not their own, which led to them finding what they thought was this timeline's young X-Men in the past they initially believed would be available for them to return. Now certain of their inability to return to their time, the young X-Men looked forward to the new future they could build, which was no longer tied to that of their present selves.[64]

With a Young Cable's help the five young mutants were returned to their own time, and Jean blocked all of their memories of future events until after they experience the return home of their younger selves.[65]

First Graduation

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Xavier and the original X-Men during their first graduation. [66]

Once his X-Men had completed their high school educational and training requirements, Professor X threw a private graduation ceremony for them. [66] After the festivities, Charles showed Cyclops the secret chamber where he had completed his first version of Cerebro. He then revealed that he was embarking on a secret mission and had selected Cyclops to run the school in his absence. Although Scott was reluctant to take the position, he agreed to do so. Without Xavier, Angel and the X-Men succeeded in stopping the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants from recruiting the Blob into their ranks. [66] In Xavier's absence, the Beast was attacked by an anti-mutant mob and quit the team. Scott attempted to get the Professor's help to bring him back, but Charles assured Scott that he did all he could. Soon the X-Men faced a new evil mutant named Unus the Untouchable, who could erect an impenetrable force field around himself. The Beast soon returned to his friends developed a device that boosted Unus' force fields so that he could not even touch food. Believing that the Beast was trying to help Unus, Cyclops ordered his teammates to stop him, but they failed. They soon realized that Beast hadn't betrayed them when his device made it impossible for Unus to touch food forcing him to surrender to have the effects reversed. [67] Later, Angel and the X-Men began an investigation of a supposed mutant calling himself the Menace and his Mutantmen army. With the aid of Spider-Man, the X-Men revealed that "Menace" was really a group of criminals exploiting anti-mutant hysteria to commit robberies, pinning the blame on mutants. [68] Later the X-Men joined the Avengers, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man in battling the super-powerful Sundown. [69]

Charles soon contacted his students and revealed that he was searching for the alien Lucifer, who was responsible for crippling him. Charles called for his X-Men to join him in Europe. Quickly captured, Charles learned that Lucifer had armed a bomb that could blow up all of Europe and that it was specially rigged to his heart, so that the bomb would go off if his heart was stopped. When the Avengers later arrived to investigate the scene. Charles had Cyclops and the X-Men hold the Avengers at bay until he was able to incapacitate Lucifer with a mental bolt. Charles then stopped the first between the two teams and explained the situation. Satisfied that the X-Men had the situation under control, the Avengers then departed. Guiding Cyclops' optic blast, Charles was able to disarm the bomb. When Lucifer revived shortly thereafter, Xavier allowed him to go free as he had been thoroughly defeated. [70]

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Version 2.0 trianing uniform. [71]

With the next stage of their education and training, Angel and his teammates were provided with alternate costumes that they occasionally wore in the field. Charles also developed an addition to Cerebro which included an artificial intelligence that taught his students whenever he was absent or busy. When Xavier began detecting a strange force that was taking control of plants and animals near the mansion, he and the X-Men tracked the source near Greenland. There they prevented scientist who were studying global warming from drilling into the domain of ancient creatures that used to be the dominant species on Earth and were in the final cycle of their lifespan. This discovery convinced the scientist to drill elsewhere for their research. [71] During a later training session, Jean attempted to get the other members of the team motivated by offering to go out on a date with whoever won a race to the Danger Room, a competition that was quickly quashed by both the Professor and Cyclops. [72] Later the X-Men were invited to the engagement party of the Fantastic Four's Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Girl. Since Charles was keeping his ties to the X-Men a secret at the time, he and he students had to act as though they did not know each other. [73] During a lull in activity, Charles allowed the X-Men to investigate reports of a savage man running loose in Antarctica. This led to the X-Men discovering the so-called Savage Land and finding an ally in it's ruler Ka-Zar during a clash with the primitive Maa-Gor and the native Swamp Men. [74] Deciding to take a vacation, Charles took his students to the Florida Everglades and decided to pay a visit to his old colleague Curt Connors. Warren offered his family's beachfront property for them to stay at. Learning that Connors had once more transformed into the Lizard, he had Angel, Beast and Iceman assist him in capturing the Lizard and reverting him back to human form. [75] Later when the rest of the team came down with the flu, Charles sent Cyclops on a lone mission to the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia to investigate disappearances in the area. With Xavier's guidance, Cyclops rescued the missing people from a cave dwelling mutant known only as Frederick. As Frederick was mentally unstable, Cyclops was forced to seemingly slay him in order to save his victims. [76]

Brotherhood Disassembled

Charles soon became aware of what appeared to be a new mutant and sent Angel and the X-Men to make first contact. This led to another battle with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. However, this new entity turned out be the cosmic being known as the Stranger who had come to Earth to study mutants. During the ensuing clash, the Stranger transformed Brotherhood member Mastermind into dense matter and captured Magneto and the Toad to examine, while the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver decided their debt to Magneto had been paid and went their own way. [77] Charles had Mastermind's inert body stored at the mansion until he could find a means of dealing with it. [78] The X-Men did not have time to celebrate their victory as Charles' step-brother Cain Marko, who was transformed into the avatar of the demon Cyttorak attacked the mansion. Charles explained to his students how his brother was transformed by the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak into a human juggernaut during their military service while they prepared defenses for the mansion. [79] Unable to attack the Juggernaut's mind thanks to a psi-proof helmet, Xavier contacted the Human Torch for assistance. While the X-Men kept the Juggernaut at bay, the Torch used his flame powers to remove Cain's helmet leaving him vulnerable to attack and eventually defeat at the hands of Xavier. After thanking the Torch, Xavier erased his memories of his encounter with the X-Men and the location of their headquarters. While the Juggernaut was defeated, the X-Men were seriously injured as a result and went through a period of healing. [80] Meanwhile, Charles secretly contained the Juggernaut on the mansion grounds, keeping him in a state of coma. [81] Eventually, the X-Men recovered from their injuries and Charles decided that they should all take a brief break from adventuring. [82]

While the Professor was away, Warren and the others took time to relax, spending a lot of time at their regular hangout, Coffee A Go-Go, unaware that they were being observed by young Skrulls on a mission to infiltrate the Earth. When the Skrulls later posed as the X-Men to free various creatures that escaped from Monster Island, Angel and the others helped recapture the beasts. Realizing how selfless the X-Men were, the Skrulls later saved Scott and the others when their latest monster hunt went south, compromising their mission enough to get sent him leaving the X-Men confused about the entire ordeal. [83] Finding himself attracted to the Scarlet Witch, Warren had the Beast hack Cerebro so that Warren could track her down. The two began to secretly date, but soon came to realize that they came from too completely different worlds and decided to be just friends. They were found by the X-Men and Wanda's brother Quicksilver, leading to a brief scuffle. [78] The X-Men soon were contacted by Charles who had gone missing while on a mission to Africa. Hearing his telepathic cry for help the X-Men decided to look for their missing mentor. Warren contacted his Aunt Mimi who put the X-Men into contact with the retired 1950s adventurer known as Gorilla Man who helped them rescue Charles from a mysterious cave that sapped the wills of those trapped inside. [84]

The X-Men later assisted Thor in tracking down members of the Midgard Vanir who had kidnapped Iceman in a plot to revive the Frost Giant known as Ymir on Earth. While they failed to stop Ymir from being transported to Earth, Warren and his teammates were instrumental in helping Thor defeat the demon. [85] By this time, Mastermind's consciousness expanded allowed him to use his illusion casting powers at great distances for a short period of time. Seeking to get revenge against the X-Men, he used his powers while the Professor was away to trick the X-Men into going on a "mission" to Monster Island. [86] When Charles returned to the mansion and found his charges missing, he managed to tack them down and expose Mastermind's plot, defeating him in mental combat. Xavier then had Mastermind's inert body removed to a safer location where he could do no further harm. [87] Angel and the X-Men later returned to the mansion where their training resumed as normal. [88] Warren and his friends were later invited to the wedding of Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Girl, once again having to pretend to not know each other. The wedding was soon crashed by an army of super-villains under the control of Latverian monarch Doctor Doom a long time Fantastic Four foe. Angel and the X-Men stopped attacks made by the Mole Man and his Moloids, [89] Batroc the Leaper, the Executioner, and the monster Grogoom. [90] Eventually Mister Fantastic dispelled the villains with a time displacement device provided to him by the Watcher and the wedding went on uninterrupted. [89][31][90]

Non-Mutant Threats

The X-Men were placed on another break, and when Warren was succeeding in wooing Jean, which caused Scott to give up on trying to express his emotions to her. When anti-mutant hysteria had reached new highs at this point thanks, in part, to the bigoted fear mongering of inventor Bolivar Trask. Seeking to try and dispel some of the prejudice, Charles organized a televised debate with Trask. Trask in turn used the debate to unveil his mutant hunting Sentinel robots to the public. However the machines soon turned on him, deciding that the only way to protect humanity was by ruling it. [82][31] Charles summoned his X-Men, but they were too late to stop the Sentinels from absconding with Trask, although one of the robots suddenly deactivated in the battle. Before they could determine why, Charles led his X-Men out to the secret base of the Sentinels only to find it heavily fortified with powerful weapons. [82] During the initial attack on the Sentinels fortress, both the Beast and Iceman were captured. While the other X-Men renewed their attack, Xavier probed the base and learned that the Sentinel's leader, Master Mold was probing the Beast's mind to learn what he could about the X-Men. Xavier prevented the probes from revealing anymore before his astral form was driven back by Master Mold, who detected his presence. [17] With his X-Men still trapped inside, Charles decided to determine what stopped the Sentinel back at the TV station and used his mental powers to commandeer a ride back into the city. There he discovered that a giant crystal display at the Crystal Products Building was jamming the signal to the Sentinel, he made arrangements to have it flown to the Sentinels' headquarters. While Charles had the police and military jam the Sentinels, Bolivar -- having realized the errors of his ways -- sacrificed his life to seemingly destroy Master Mold. The X-Men also managed to escape, but were injured while the fled, particularly Iceman who was in critical condition. [91]

Professor X accompanied the X-Men to the hospital in order to ensure that their secret identities were not exposed, although he was incredibly careful not to led the authorities or hospital staff suspect that he had ties with the group. It was while recovering in the hospital, Warren learned that his parents were coming for a visit. Rushing to the scene first, he was ambushed by Magneto, who had escaped the Stranger's world and was plotting revenge against the X-Men. When Warren's parents arrived, Magneto knocked them out and built a device that would cultivate their combined DNA to create an army of mutant slaves. One by one, the other X-Men were also captured, with the exception of Iceman who was still recovering at the hospital. [92] Charles used his mental powers to guide Iceman in stopping Magneto from using Warren's parents as genetic templates to create an army of mutant slaves. All the while, he also guided the X-Men in to getting back to ground while also contacting the Stranger to inform him of Magneto's escape. Sure enough, after the X-Men arrived, the Strange soon followed forcing Magneto to flee. [93] As it turned out the purpose of the Worthington's visit was to inform Angel that his Aunt Mimi had gone missing while exploring Brazil. Angel eventually tracked her down in the hidden domain known as the Land of Mists. There he discovered that his aunt found an ancient civilization and what was more they did not discriminate him for having wings or being a mutant. Later he met a young girl named Bera and instantly became smitten and decided that he was going to stay in the Land of Mists indefinitely, much to the upset of his teammates. [94] However, when the people of this land tried to arrange a marriage between Warren and Bera, Worthington was not ready for that sort of commitment and returned to the X-Men. [95] Later, when Jean was struggling to find a role model in the male dominant group, Charles arranged for Marvel Girl to shadow the Invisible Girl of the Fantastic Four, assisting them in defeating the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android with an assist from the male members of her team. [96]

The group was soon attacked by Calvin Rankin who after an accident endowed him with the ability to mimic the abilities of those in close proximity to him, attacked the X-Men in the costumed identity of Mimic after learning their identities. During their initial clash, Mimic captured Jean and fled. The X-Men followed after Mimic when he kidnapped Jean and fled to the secret cave laboratory he lived. Here Mimic hoped to use the X-Men's stolen powers to open up a buried device invented by his father that Mimic assumed would make his power duplication abilities permanent. As it turned out this was not the case and Xavier allowed himself to be taken hostage while Mimic used the device which stripped him of his powers instead. Charles then erased Calvin's memories of his encounter with the X-Men and set him free. [97][98] Soon after Xavier's old foe Lucifer resurfaced and manipulated the Blob and Unus to team up and commit crimes dressed like the X-Men. Angel and his comrades tried to stop their foes, but Blob and Unus managed to escape. When Xavier attempted to learn the identity of the Blob and Unus' benefactor he was incapacitated with with a mental defense weapon. After the Beast developed a device to block the effects of the mental distorter, Xavier led the X-Men after Lucifer. [99] While Lucifer attempted to activate his Dominus computer to enslave the Earth, the X-Men attempted to infiltrate his fortress the Professor was captured by Lucifer's robots. Cyclops had a crisis of authority when Angel and the other X-Men questioned his orders on how to stop Lucifer, believing that Scott might be fooled by their foe. However, learning that only the robots could utilized the Dominus computer, Cyclops ordered the X-Men into tricking the robots into destroying their own computer, leaving Lucifer with no means of activating his computer. Unimpressed, Lucifer's superiors banished him to another dimension, ending his threat to Earth. [100] Charles and the X-Men were later asked to assist the military in capturing the gamma spawned monster known as the Hulk who was sighted in the Pacific North West. However they soon learned from the Hulk's sidekick Rick Jones that the military sought to weaponize the Hulk. Feeling sympathetic for the Hulk's alter ego of Bruce Banner, Xavier and the X-Men let him go and acted as though their search was fruitless. [101]

After their training session Charles allowed his students to have yet another brief break from their studies and training. While the X-Men were gone, they were targeted by Maggia leader Count Nefaria who enlisted the aid of the Scarecrow, Planetman, the Eel, the Porcupine, and the Unicorn in order to capture the youths. When Nefaria offered the X-Men to join his organization they refused and were taken prisoner while he targeted Washington D.C. [102] The Count then sealed Washington in an impenetrable dome and demanded a huge ransom to release it, framing he X-Men in the process. Upon learning this, Charles offered his "expertise" to the military in order to get close enough to Washington to send his Asteral form. Contacting his X-Men, Charles instructed them to play along. Having developed special leg braced to allow for limited mobility, Charles then infiltrated the dome when Nefaria lowered the shield to allow the X-Men to collect the ransom. While the super-villains fought over the money, Xavier infiltrated Nefaria's base of operations and deactivated his device. Tricking Nefaria and Unicorn into thinking they escaped with the ransom, Charles then mentally alerted the Coast Guard as they attempted to flee the country. In the aftermath of the battle. In the aftermath of the battle, Jean got a letter from her parents telling her that they enrolled her at Metro College. [103] Although Jean was leaving Xavier's school, she still kept her ties with the team. Later, when the X-Men battled the insane entomologist known as the Locust, Angel and the X-Men valiantly foiled his plan to destroy America's wheat supply with giant insects. [104] Back at the mansion, Charles began working to enhance Cerebro some more and got caught in a mental loop between himself and the computer. In order to save himself, Xavier pulled the sleeping X-Men into his mind where they worked to free him. [105]

After assisting his students in rescuing children from a burning orphanage, Charles returned home to what was eventually determined to be a false reading of a new mutant in New York. The X-Men were deployed and encountered El Tigre, an explorer trying to find the second half of the amulet of Ahau god Kukulkan. Xavier attempted to assist them with his leg braces, but they malfunctioned, and the team had to leave Charles behind. The X-Men followed El Tigre and his minions to the American Museum of Anthropology but failed to stop him from recovering the second half of the amulet, endowing him with the powers of Kukulkan. [106] Although El Tigre was able to now block Charles' mental probes, he managed to locate the lost city where their foe escaped to. The X-Men went there and eventually defeated El Tigre/Kukulkan, stripping him of his powers, however Cyclops accidentally injured Angel with his optic blast in the process. Knowing that he was a rival for Jean's love, Warren accused Scott of blasting him on purpose in order to have a better chance with Jean. [107]

Factor Three

By the time the X-Men returned from their mission, Angel had taken back his accusation, believing that it was came from hysteria from his injuries. Although the damage had been done, as Scott's worst fear had come true: he harmed one of his friends with his optic blast. Scott had no time to lament over this, as Charles became aware of a new mutant menace that threatened them and began actively seeking out new members to boost the X-Men's ranks. Charles soon sought to recruit new members into the X-Men. When it was discovered that the Mimic's powers and memories had returned, Charles decided to recruit him onto the team. Much to Scott's surprise, he was bumped from the position of field leader in favor of Mimic. Seeking revenge, the Puppet Master attempted to take control of Charles' mind again. When this failed, he instead took possession of Mimic and had him attack the X-Men. Cyclops and the other X-Men followed Mimic back to the Puppet Master's secret hideout. Even thought he was wounded and ordered to stay behind, Warren followed his teammates and knocked out the Puppet Master himself, freeing Mimic from his control. [108] While Warren was still recovering from his injuries, Charles then began training the X-Men and Mimic in order to prepare them for the coming battle. Their foes turned out to be a mysterious organization called Factor Three who sent their operatives Banshee and the Ogre to attack the school. As he was being forced to work with Factor Three thanks to a headress rigged with a bomb, Banshee went out of his way to sabotage the Ogre's attack and ultimately the X-Men defeated the Ogre and freed Banshee from Factor Three's control. Although unable to join the fight, Warren remained in range of Mimic so that their new leader could continue utilizing Angel's mutant powers in battle. [109]

After Warren had finally healed from his injuries, the X-Men accidentally revived the Super-Adaptoid who had hidden itself on the Xavier estate. Seeking to turn the human race into androids like itself the Adaptoid attempted to start with the X-Men. Mimic made the ultimate sacrifice when he tricked the Super-Adaptoid try to duplicate the powers he mimicked off the X-Men. While the Adaptoid was rendered inert, Mimic was also made powerless and left the team. Cyclops then resumed the role of field leader of the X-Men. [110] Soon after this, Charles, Jean and Angel were later captured by the mutant known as the Warlock who sought to make Jean his queen after a bid to take over the world. Charles channeled his mental powers to bring Cyclops and the rest of the X-Men to the Warlock's hideout. There the X-Men bested the Warlock's minions and while their foe was distracted, Xavier used his mental powers to force the Warlock back into a state of suspended animation. [111]

With the threat of Factor Three still looming, Charles continued to train his students. Warren was finally getting worthy competition for Jean's attention from both Scott, as well as Jean's Metro College classmate Ted Roberts. Warren then decided to give up on winning Jean, and soon reconnected with his old childhood friend, Candy Southern and the two began dating. [5] Warren fully divulged his mutant nature to Candy, and that he was a member of the X-Men. [112] Later Warren was called upon by his teammates to help stop Ralph Roberts, the older brother of Jean's college friend Ted. When Ralph showed off his new cobalt powered armor, a combination of a previous blow to the head and the unstable technology caused Ralph to go on a rampage as the Cobalt Man. The rest of the X-Men were then summoned to help restore Ralph back to normal. [5] Later, the X-Men threw a surprise birthday party for Jean. As a gift, Charles gave Jean a new green and yellow costume which she would end up wearing as a regular costume much later. [113] Returning to his attempts to cure Cain, Charles strapped himself and his step-brother into a Energo-Transformer to try and probe his mind for a means of curing him. Instead the presence of the being known as the Outcast caused feed back that caused the machine to explode. While Charles was put in a coma, Cain was revived and endowed with Xavier's mental powers. The newly revived Juggernaut was too powerful for the X-Men and left after being mentally contacted and asked to join Factor Three. [81] While Charles was in a coma, the X-Men were still able to probe his mind and learn of the origins of the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak and with the aid of Dr. Strange, Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. He sent Cyclops and Marvel Girl into the Crimson Cosmos where they battled Outcast and recovered a Crimson Gem and returned to the Earth dimension. Warren and the others kept the Juggernaut busy until Scott and Jean returned with a gem they recovered from the Crimson Cosmos. They tricked Juggernaut into taking it, banishing him to Crimson Cosmos before he could join Factor Three. However while the X-Men were busy defeating the Juggernaut, Factor Three kidnapped the Professor. [114]

The X-Men began trying to search for Charles, but were sidetracked when Jean received a call from Ted Roberts asking for help. Angel and the others soon learned that his brother Ralph was captured by the subterranean ruler Tyrannus who sought to use Ralph to build a robot to battle his rival the Mole Man. While below the surface of the Earth, Angel, Iceman, and Marvel Girl were enthralled by the Mole Man with the mist of forgetfulness and sent to battle Tyrannus. They were later rescued by Cyclops and Beast, and the battle was ended when they exposed both Tyrannus and Mole Man to the mists, making them forget who they were. The X-Men then rescued Ralph and returned him to the surface. [115] Back at Xavier's School, the X-Men received a partial distress signal from Banshee warning them that Factor Three was sending a "spider" after them. This turned out to be a spider robot, but the machine was destroyed by Spider-Man who happened to be in the area. Detecting the robot's arrival, the X-Men tracked it down and found the wall-crawling hero. Mistaking Spider-Man as the menace that the Banshee warned them about, the X-Men attacked him. However they realized their error when cooler heads prevailed they realized their error and let Spider-Man go. In the aftermath of the battle, the X-Men were able to track the location of Banshee's signal to a mountain range in Europe. However there was just one problem: the X-Men had no money to get there. [116] Travelling into New York City to try and find a means of earning the money to fly to Europe, the X-Men ended up in a battle with Mekano, a disgruntled youth who used a powerful exoskeleton to terrorize the city. After stopping Mekano from trashing a new library, they unmasked him revealing him to be Tom Reagle, son of wealthy philanthropist Andrew Regal. Tom, as it turned out, was acting out because he felt his father ignored him. In thanks for stopping his son, Andrew rewarded the X-Men with the money they needed to make their trip. [117]

The X-Men were later attacked mid-flight and were forced to abandon their plane. They were soon attacked by more spider robots and taken prisoner in the secret headquarters of Factor Three with Charles and Banshee. The young mutants learned that the group consisted of their old foes Vanisher, Blob, Unus, and Mastermind as well shape shifter known as the Changeling. Under the leadership of the so-called Mutant Master, Factor Three were plotting to set off a nuclear holocaust so that the human race would be exterminated and mutants could rule the world. [118] The X-Men managed to break free and escape from Factor Three. They then split up into two groups to disarm the bombs Factor Three planted to trigger this war. While Marvel Girl, Angel and Beast went to Russia, Cyclops and Iceman tried to disarm the bomb in America. However, the respective armies of both countries put up opposition. Meanwhile, Charles began trying to convince the already suspicious Changeling of Mutant Masters ulterior motives. [119] The X-Men ultimately foiled Factor Three's plot and Xavier -- with the aid of Banshee and Changeling -- revealed that the Mutant Master was really a member of the Siris race who was attempting to exterminate humans and mutants so the Earth could be colonized. With his mission a failure, Mutant Master committed suicide over capture and the members of Factor Three disbanded. [120]

The "Death" of Xavier

After their return home, Xavier helped the X-Men defeat a mind controlled scientist who rebuilt a Sentinel, and although Charles sought to determine how he as manipulated he never learned the source. The X-Men's attentions were later turned to Cyclops who started seeing visions of a demon running loose. With the aid of Dr. Strange they learned that the demon followed Scott back from the Crimson Cosmos and returned it there. [121] While going to their usual hang-out, Coffee A Go-Go in Greenwich Village, the X-Men discovered that regular beat poet Bernard the Poet was a latent mutant. With the help of the Professor, the X-Men shut down his reality altering powers before anyone could get harmed. Charles later guided the X-Men in tracking down a strange reading picked up by Cerebro, uncovering the android Dragon Man. The creature was taken by Jean, and accompanied the X-Men on various missions for a time before Charles convinced Jean to let the dragon find a new home on Monster Island. [122] Soon after, Xavier decided that the X-Men had passed their latest round of training and awarded them with new costumes. [120]

Angel and the other X-Men soon began new training but noted strange changes in the Professor and Marvel Girl. The X-Men were sent on a mission to investigate reports of the discovery of the Frankenstein's Monster, to determine if there was a mutant connection. The X-Men battled what they thought was the monster, but soon destroyed it, exposing it as a robot. Using his borrowed powers of telepathy, the Changeling was able to learn that the robot was sent to Earth over 150 years prior to act as an ambassador for an alien race, but it soon malfunctioned. [123] Soon the surface world was threatened by yet another subterranrean dweller, Grotesk, who sought revenge for nuclear tests that killed his people and mutated him. When Grotesk threatened to use a device to destroy the surface world, the X-Men fought back against him. [124] During the final battle against Grotesk, the Professor seemingly sacrificed his life to destroy the creature's machine, seemingly slaying Grotesk as well. [125]

A funeral was quickly arranged for the man whom the X-Men believed to be their mentor, but the mourning was disturbed by the arrival of Quicksilver who had come to pay his respects. Later they watched what they thought was video confession of the Professor telling them that he had a terminal illness and before his passing endowed Marvel Girl with telepathic powers. The Professor also warned that Magneto had returned and soon the X-Men were out hunting their old foe. Tracking down his new hideout, the X-Men were unprepared to fight Magneto and his reformed Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and they were quickly captured. [126] Although the team was shackled, Marvel Girl was able to free Angel and he fled Magneto's base to seek out the Avengers and get their help. Along the way, Warren witnessed the Sky-Island raise from the ground after decades below the ocean. Warren clashed with the World War II hero Red Raven, who had risen his people to determine if it was safe to release his people from suspended animation. Finding that the world was not ready for the return of the Bird People, the Red Raven sank his island again and Warren continued on his way. [127] While the Angel managed to make it to the Avengers, [128] they soon found that Magneto had planted a bug on him and subdued Warren. However while they were travelling to Magneto's base, the Avengers Wasp informed Warren this was a ruse to trip up Magneto when he revealed his trap. Magneto used a device to turn the other X-Men against the Avengers. Warren turned out to be the trump card that turned the tide of battle when he ambushed Magneto and his minions forcing them to flee. While the X-Men, Avengers and Brotherhood managed to escape the exploding base, Magneto seemingly perished. [129][130]

Growing Pains

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Graduation costume[131]

Back at home, the X-Men continued to mourn the apparent loss of their leader. They had Xavier's will read to them by attorney Foggy Nelson who informed them that Xavier's school and financial assets were being given to his students. The X-Men's mourning was interrupted once again, this time by the Juggernaut who was brought back from the Crimson Cosmos by one of the Professor's machines. The X-Men battled the Juggernaut who could not believe that his step-brother was dead and when he saw the tomb stone for himself thought it was a trick. However the Juggernaut's return to Earth proved only temporary and he was shunted back to the Crimson Cosmos. In the aftermath of the battle, FBI agent Fred Duncan told the X-Men that in order to handle mutant menaces, the X-Men had to be broken up across the country. [132] Soon Bobby and Hank were sent out to the west coast, while Scott and Jean were ordered to remain in the New York area, while Warren was assigned to travel all points in-between for mutant menaces.[133] While operating solo, Warren interfered with a robbery orchestrated by the villain calling himself the Dazzler. Later while on a date with Candy, Warren was not home when his father was murdered by the Dazzler's minions. When Warren learned the news he vowed to get revenge against his new foe. [131] Warren initially blamed Candy for distracting him, allowing his father to die. But the Angel changed his tune when the Dazzler later captured Candy and held her hostage. Coming to his girlfriend's rescue, Warren found himself captured and unmasked as well. [134] Warren was in for a surprise when the Dazzler also unmasked, revealing himself to be Warren's uncle Burt. Warren broke free and dismantled the Dazzler's plot to create a weapon with a massive diamond. Carrying both Candy and his uncle Burt, Warren was not prepared when Burt fought back, seemingly falling to his death in the process. [135]

The government mandate that the X-Men remain apart proved to be short lived when the mutant known as Mesmero used his powers to awaken latent mutants across America and gather them in his Mutant City on the west coast. One of these mutants was a young girl named Lorna Dane who was saved from traffic by Bobby, who instantly became smitten by the girl. While the X-Men began trying to track down Mesmero and his mutant army, Iceman and Lorna were captured. [136] The X-Men managed to track down Bobby and Lorna and were shocked when Mesmero announced that Lorna was the daughter of Magneto, and that their old foe had seemingly survived their previous encounter. [137] The X-Men were no match for Mesmero and Magneto, and worse Lorna was conflicted as to where her loyalties were. The X-Men were then forced to flee, and come up with a new plan. Cyclops then developed the identity of Eric the Red, and sought to infiltrate the Mutant City from the inside. [18] While Cyclops succeeded in infiltrating the group, the X-Men's cover was blown by Iceman who disobeyed orders to stay behind because he was too personally invested in the fate of Lorna Dane. In the ensuing battle, Bobby convinced Lorna to renounce her alliance to Magneto after revealing documents that proved that he was not her father. The X-Men then destroyed the Mutant City, fleeing from their captors. [138] Back in New York, the X-Men were invited to attend the wedding of the Avengers Yellow Jacket and the Wasp. [139][140] Testing out some of Xavier's abandoned machines, Marvel Girl later accidentally pulled the Negative Zone tyrant known as Blastaar to their dimension. The X-Men proved no match for Blastarr, but eventually the very energies that brought him to Earth, seemingly slew him. [141]

Having kept in touch with his younger brother over the years, Scott eventually introduced the X-Men to Alex on the day he graduated from university. However, the reunion was marred when Alex was kidnapped by the so-called Living Pharaoh. The Pharaoh managed to kidnap Alex while framing Scott for murder at the same time by faking his own death. [1] Cyclops was later captured as well and brought to Egypt with his brother. There he learned that his brother was a mutant as well, able to control cosmic energy, but his powers were tied to the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh had kidnapped Alex and planned to used a device to boost his own power. When the X-Men finally tracked them down to Egypt a battle broke out and ultimately the tide of battle was reversed when Alex manifested his mutant powers for the first time. [142] Alex was horrified by the level of power he commanded and while Cyclops tried to calm him down, they were attacked by the Pharaoh and his minions again. Alex was captured again and placed in a device to channel his powers into the Pharaoh transforming him into the gigantic super-powerful Living Monolith. However the Monolith was easily defeated when Alex managed to overload the device causing a massive explosion. The destruction of the machines caused the Pharaoh to revert back to human form, but Alex was still terrified of his powers. [16]

Havok and Lorna

While the X-Men had to deal with the Egyptian authorities, Alex fled into the desert. Unaware of this, after the X-Men escaped the authorities, they learned that Lorna Dane had been kidnapped from her home. While Bobby and Hank returned to the States to search for her, while Cyclops, Marvel Girl and Angel remained in Egypt to look for Alex. From Lorna's trashed apartment, Hank and Bobby soon learned that Larry Trask -- son of Bolivar -- and federal judge Robert Chalmers had reactivated the Sentinels and actively sent them out to capture mutants. Unknown to the X-Men at the time, this is what happened to both Alex and Lorna. [143] Iceman and Beast were then attacked by Sentinels, while Bobby was captured Hank managed to escape and warned the others who rushed back to the United States. Warren flew ahead of Scott and Jean, and was captured by the Sentinels as well. Later, Cyclops, Beast and Marvel Girl located Larry's base and began to infiltrate it. Realizing that Larry intended to execute all mutants without a fair trail, Judge Chalmers removed a necklace from around Larry's neck that nullified his own mutant powers. However this was too late as his last orders to the Sentinels were to destroy all mutants. [144] The remaining X-Men battled the Sentinels, tricking them by switching costumes with the recently captured Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Toad. Ultimately, Cyclops tricked the Sentinels into defeating themselves by convincing them to attack the source of mutations, radiation, and nearly the entire Sentinel fleet flew into the sun. However during the course of the battle, Havok was seriously injured. [145]

With Larry Trask's plot in shambles, the X-Men fled, and Scott sought out one of the Professor's old colleagues, Karl Lykos to treat Alex's injuries. What the X-Men were unaware of was that Lykos was a non-mutant variant who required the life forces of others to live. Absorbing some of Alex's life force caused Lykos to transform into the pterodactyl-man Sauron who then went on a rampage across the city. Although Scott ordered the X-Men to lay low amid growing anti-mutant hysteria. Not willing to sit idly by, Warren decided to disobey orders, changing back into his Avenging Angel costume and running off to face Sauron alone. Warren was no match for the creature, who enthralled Angel with its hypnotic powers. [146] The X-Men went after Sauron and battled him, but as the creature's powers began to run low and a reversion back to human form began, Sauron hypnotically controlled Angel and had him bring Lykos back to his lab. The X-Men later recovered Alex, but soon the connection between Lykos and Sauron was revealed when he absorbed life energy from Lorna Dane and transformed into Sauron again. Ultimately, Sauron fled to the origin of his transformation into a non-mutant variant, Tierra del Fuego. The X-Men confronted him there with Lykos' fiancee Tanya Anderssen. But Lykos seemingly committed suicide by jumping off a cliff.
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Magneto's mutant energy siphoning costume. [147]

[148] Angel went after Lykos first and was knocked out ending up in the Savage Land. He was rescued and brought back from the brink of death by a man calling himself the Creator and his Mutates. Who claimed that they were being persecuted by Ka-Zar and his people. The other X-Men found their way into the Savage Land and met with Ka-Zar, learning that the Creator and his Mutates were actually the ones terrorizing the region. Meanwhile, the Creator gave Angel a new costume and convinced him to fight against his own teammates. None suspected that the Creator was actually the X-Men's old foe Magneto. [149]

During the ensuing battle between the X-Men and the Mutates, Magneto revealed his hand unleashing his latest creation Loreli who could enthrall men with her voice. This had no effect on Marvel Girl who used her telekentic powers to unleash Cyclops' optic blast, destroying Magneto's machines that sustained the Mutate's powers. As Magneto's citadel exploded, the X-Men fled, and their long time foe seemingly perished once again. [150] On their way back to the United States the X-Men stopped in Washington D.C. where they clashed with the Japanese mutant named Sunfire who was attacking the capital to avenge the nuclear bomb drops on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. Sunfire was being encouraged to make these attacks by his uncle Tomo Yoshida. But it was not until Sunfire's father Japanese delegate Saburo Yoshida was killed by his uncle Tomo did Sunfire realize the errors of his ways and surrendered to the authorities. [151]

The Return of Professor X

By this time Charles Xavier resurfaced, having faked his death in order to prepare for an invasion by the Z'nox. He revealed himself to Havok and Lorna, who had been waiting at the mansion while the X-Men were away, but they soon returned. Briefing them on his deception and the impending invasion, Charles quickly resumed leadership of the X-Men and began preparing them for the final battle. As the X-Men battled the Z'Nox invaders, Charles linked his mind with every good human being on the planet and channeled these alien emotions to the Z'Nox via his X-Men, forcing them to flee. The strain caused Xavier to suddenly collapse. [152] In a coma and in ill health, Charles mind was probed for a possible solution to his condition. Xavier told them to seek out Bruce Banner and recover a gamma powered device that could cure him. The X-Men succeeded in recovering the device and curing Charles, but not until after a clash with Banner's alter-ego the Hulk and the military. Although the X-Men were reunited once again, and had the addition of Havok and Lorna Dane in their ranks, already the group was beginning to fray once again as a growing love triangle bloomed between Lorna Dane, Havok and Iceman. Lorna was quickly becoming more interested in Havok, making Iceman instantly jealous and possessive. [153][154]

Shortly thereafter Spider-Man's foe Kraven the Hunter publicly "outed" Spider-Man as a mutant. Although still in recovery, Charles was at least able to help his X-Men to pinpoint Spider-Man's general location. The original team went to search for Spider-Man tracking him down to the Coffee Bean in New York. This location was attacked by Kraven and the Blob forcing the X-Men and Spider-Man to reveal themselves. While Kraven and the Blob were defeated by the heroes, Kraven completed his actual goal: collecting DNA from the X-Men for his employer, Mister Sinister. [155] When the Fantastic Four were later threatened by a mysterious foe, their leader Mister Fantastic contacted Charles Xavier for help protecting his family. Charles invited the Fantastic Four to his home and offered two deactivated Sentinels to help defend the Fantastic Four's headquarters. Unfortunately, the FF's mystery foe -- secretly their longtime enemy Dr. Doom -- had hacked into the Sentinels and sent them on a rampage through New York City. The Sentinels were stopped thanks to the combined efforts of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Dr. Strange. [156] The X-Men later wished the Fantastic Four luck on defeating their mysterious foe. [157] Later when Doom absorbed the power of Galactus, [158] the X-Men were one of the many heroes who tried to defend the Earth from Doom. Charles and the X-Men were later seemingly slain. [159] Ultimately Mister Fantastic defeated Doom with the Cosmic Cube and used it's power to undo the damage cause, restoring all the slain heroes to life. [160]

Hidden Years

Finally back in full health, Charles had the X-Men brief him on their activities while he was in hiding. But the treatment appeared to have an effect on Xavier's mind as he began treating his X-Men like they were still students. [154] First they showed him the Sentinel ships that they had captured in his absence. Charles used this opportunity to test their abilities by creating a mental battle between the X-Men and illusions of their greatest foes. The subsequent test was poorly received by Iceman, who was upset at Xavier's deception as well as Lorna becoming more interested in Havok than him. [161] Learning that his students failed to confirm if Magneto had died in their last encounter, Charles sent them back to the Savage Land to investigate. The original team, except Iceman who quit the team, went on the mission leaving Lorna and Havok in reserve. The group hit turbulence entering the Savage Land and were forced to crash land. They were soon knocked out by drug tipped darts from a local tribe. Detecting this, Charles ordered Havok, Loran, and Iceman to rescue them, Alex and Lora agreed but Bobby once again refused to follow orders. Meanwhile, the male members of the X-Men awoke to learn that Marvel Girl was sent to the land of the dead, and assumed that she had died in the crash. [154] However, they soon learned that the natives were literal and that Jean was sent to an actual land. Cyclops, and Hank fought their way to the underground river where those who were dead or dying were sent to this land while Angel tried to locate it from the air. While Hank and Scott located an ancient and advanced city while Angel was knocked out by the strong wind currents. [112] Angel was rescued by a flying woman named Avia and slaves who worked for the Nhu’Ghari who enslaved those sent to their "land of the dead" to build their cities. Meanwhile, Scott and Hank evaded capture from the Nhu'Ghari while Marvel Girl awoke to find that the Nhu'Ghari served the apparent ghost of Magneto. [162]

Magneto revealed to Jean how he survived their last encounter and used his asteral form to trick the Nhu'Ghari to do his bidding by making them think he was a ghost. He then began collecting the restorative volcanic gas found in the region as part of a plot to enslave humanity and had a number of balloons filled with it ready to be launched. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast and Angel were soon reunited and they battled Magneto, however the fight caused volcanic instability. Although they managed to flee the slaves, the X-Men found themselves trapped. Taking Magneto and Avia with them they attempted fled the destruction in Magneto's blimp, but soon found themselves caught in a massive storm. [163] As they bucked the storm, Magneto jumped ship with Avia following after him. Angel tried to follow her but the storm was too powerful. With the blimp breaking up, each of the X-Men latched themselves to a different balloon in the hopes that they could ride the storm out and safely return to the surface. Cyclops, Beast and Marvel Girl found themselves crash landing in Africa where they were found by the young weather controlling mutant named Ororo Munroe. Cyclops was rendered unconscious in the crash. [164] Warren and Avia were later pulled out of the ocean by a group of fishermen who sought to profit from their discovery. [165][166]

Warren and Avia were sold to a mutant named Krueger and his Freaks. [167] Krueger kept Avia, pinning her by her wings within his derelict ship. [168][167] Warren was sold to his old foes the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, now being led by the Blob. Soon Cyclops, Marvel Girl and Candy went looking for him. [169] When Scott, Jean and Candy were captured, they were reunited with Warren and forced to battle against an army of circus performers in the employ of the Brotherhood. However the battle became more complicated when Krueger and his Freaks came seeking revenge against the Brotherhood. [170] The X-Men ultimately defeated the Brotherhood and Krueger, turning them over to the authorities and recovering Avia. Back at the mansion, the X-Men were reunited with Beast who was sent back by Xavier. [171] Also rejoining them was Iceman, Havok and Angel. [172] Angel learned that Candy sought him out because his uncle Bert -- who survived his last encounter with Warren-- was attempting to marry his mom. Reunited with Hank, who was sent back to the mansion by Charles, the X-Men rushed to the Worthington estate to try and halt the wedding. [173] Angel and the rest of the original team members went to stop the wedding. While the X-Men managed to stop Burt from marrying Warren's mother, he had been secretly poisoning her under the guidance of Doctor Stewart, Warren's family doctor. Although the X-Men exposed this scheme, Warren's mother died from the poison in her system. [174]

Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman and Beast returned to the mansion while Warren stayed behind to see to his mother's funeral arrangements. [175] Warrem was on his way back to the mansion when he spotted Lorna flying off toward the headquarters of the Promise. They were a group of mutants who hid from humanity in cryogenic stasis, emerging every decade to recruit more mutants in the hopes of eventually awakening in a world where mutants rule. The X-Men went after Lorna, but were easily incapacitated thanks to the various mental powers of the Promise. Unable to convince the other X-Men to join them, Tobias forced Lorna and Havok to be put in cryogenic suspension with them. As a last minute decision he also allowed Lucy Robinson's request to place the Angel into suspension as well. [176]

However, Lucy sought to leave the Promise and rigged it so both she and Warren were freed from their cryogenic pods once the other members of the Promise were put under. She then begged Warren to help her find her long lost family. [177] Warren complied, but Lucy found that her family had no interest in reconnecting with her after going missing for a number of decades, and soon she and Warren left to try and find a means of freeing Havok and Lorna from their suspended animation. [178] While they were trying to find a means to do so, Warren was contacted by the Professor who was seeking to get the X-Men to aid the Fantastic Four in defeating Magneto and the Sub-Mariner who were attempting to take over New York City. After freeing Havok and Lorna, Warren was sent to recover the other X-Men in the tunnels below. As the Angel searched, he was transformed into stone by the Eternals known as Ikaris and Pixie who wanted their presence to be secret. Turning Warren into stone, Pixie then moved Warren closer to his comrades who were engaged in a battle against the Mole Man. [179] While Warren managed to find the X-Men and helped them defeat the Mole Man, Xavier ultimately stopped Magneto and Namor's invasion by assisting the Fantastic Four. In the aftermath of this crisis, the Promise were freed from their cryogenic stasis and Avia was returned to the Savage Land. The X-Men later celebrated Hank's 20th birthday. [180]

Secret Empire

Following their trials and tribulations the X-Men went on another vacation. Warren went to spend time with his family, leaving his car for Bobby and Hank to use on a roadtrip. [181] It was not long before the love triangle between Bobby, Lorna and Alex reached their breaking point. While arguing over Lorna, Alex accidentally blasted Bobby with his powers. Horrified he left the X-Men, with Lorna fleeing after him. [182] Lorna and Alex soon went missing, kidnapped by the Secret Empire, who was secretly kidnapping mutants for their latest attempt to conquer the world. [183] Charles was later asked by NASA to mentally probe a passing comet. In doing so, it caused a chunk of alien matter to detach itself and land near the mansion. When the X-Men returned home, the alien matter stripped them of their powers just as their home was attacked by an army of Sentinels. Although powerless, the X-Men used their combat training to defend themselves and keep the Professor safe. [184] Realizing the X-Men no longer had mutant powers, the Sentinels ended their attack and instead targeted Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. The X-Men came to their rescue, and they soon found their powers were not only returning but becoming more enhanced at a rapid rate. Not only was Warren's strength and flying abilities enhanced, he was suddenly able to heal with a touch. Charles soon detected the alien matter thanks to his increasing mental talents, and realizing that this increase in power could be dangerous had his X-Men eject the alien matter ejected into space, causing the team to revert their normal power levels and limitations. [185] However the alien matter had an impact on the Nexus of All Realities located in a Florida swamp causing a disruption in time in space. Charles sent his X-Men to investigate and they were sucked into various portals to possible future realities. Channeling his mental powers through the Man-Thing -- the guardian of the Nexus -- Charles helped rescue his students and close off the rift. [186] The X-Men were later called into New York by the Continuiteens who detected a disruption in reality. The X-Men uncovered that it was the work of Spider-Man's foe Mysterio who had stolen swamp water from the Nexus zone to alter reality. [187]

Also around this time, Moira MacTaggart was locating and recruiting new mutants to be trained at her mutant research center on Muir Island. These mutants included the geo-morph known as Petra,[188] the chronokinetic Sway[189], the evolutionary powered Darwin[190], and the energy absorber known as Kid Vulcan. Charles took a particular interest in Vulcan due to his lost memories and his ability to manipulate energy. He introduced Vulcan to the X-Men and had him train under Cyclops, noting that he had control over Cyclops' powers. Charles soon desired to make Kid Vulcan a member of his X-Men. [191] Later, Charles had Beast lead the X-Men on a series of investigations of alien sightings on the behalf of the mysterious Agent Baker, who ceased being an FBI liaison with the team shortly thereafter. [192] Scott and Jean later went on a date. [193]

With the rest of his team reaching the final stretch of their college education, Charles was secretly away on Muir Island, the X-Men began being attacked by a series of threats including rampant Danger Room robots, a returned Frederick, [193] and strange phantoms of the Juggernaut and an apparent "magnetic ghost" of Magneto [194] Charles returned to find his school in shambles. He called the X-Men back and learned of the recent attacks on the school. After advising his team that he intended to expand the scope of his school to an international level and focus primarily in training new mutants to control their powers and defend themselves, Charles and the others soon realized that the strange phantom attacks were coming from Jean's mind. [195] Charles and his students then ventured into Jean's mind and helped her cope with her fears. With the crisis averted, the X-Men were soon graduated from their classes. [196] Following graduation, Hank was offered a position with the Brand Corporation. Charles and his X-Men bid the Beast farewell as he went on to a new life. Shortly thereafter, Hank accidentally mutated himself further into a more bestial form, a transformation he kept secret from everybody, including Charles and the X-Men. Also unknown to all at the time the Brand Corporation was a target of the Secret Empire. [197]

Not long after this, Charles old colleague Hans Jorgenson had been kidnapped and that Spider-Man was being blamed. Charles sent the X-Men out to find Spider-Man. The group soon learned that Spider-Man was not responsible for the kidnapping, but was seeking out Jorgenson to help cure him of an mystery illness plaguing him. The X-Men and Spider-Man soon discovered that Jorgenson was kidnapped by Spider-Man's foe Morbius the Living Vampire and rescued him. Xavier and Jorgenson worked to cure Spider-Man of his illness using the enzymes in Morbius' blood. Charles then contained Morbius at the mansion for a time. [198] Angel became worried about Hank, Charles refused to get involved, but did not stop Warren from seeking out his friend. In tracking down the Beast. Finding him at the Brand Corporation, and learning about his recent transformation, Warren helped Hank cover for his absences to Buzz Baxter, the Air Force security liaison. Later the pair were attacked by the Griffin, an agent of the Secret Empire. After defeating the Griffin, Warren departed satisfied that his friend was okay. [199] Not long after this the Beast was also captured by the Secret Empire. [200] Magneto resurfaced shortly thereafter and attacked the X-Men directly. Haven drawn mutant energies through the costume he gave Warren earlier, Magneto attacked him directly and stole the costume, using the energies within to restore his powers to full. He then incapacitated the rest of the group and using his magnetic powers to enslave Charles and most of the X-Men. Magneto then lured the Avengers into a trap, capturing the Scarlet Witch, Captain America, and Iron Man in the process. [201] Unknown to anyone at the time the Angel was captured by the Secret Empire during this attack. [183] The captive X-Men and Avengers were later rescued by the uncaptured Avengers along with the Black Widow and Daredevil. In the aftermath of the battle Charles and his students began trying to learn what happened to the Angel. [202] With mutants still going missing, Charles assigned Cyclops, Iceman and Marvel Girl to check in on their various allies and enemies. Iceman went missing shortly thereafter. [200]

Warren was held prisoner with Beast, Havok, Lorna, Bobby, as well as the Blob, Unus, Mastermind and Mesmero.The Secret Empire was using their mental energies to power a weapon. They were found by Cyclops, the Professor, and Marvel Girl who had teamed up with Captain America and the Falcon to shut the Empire down. Before the captured mutants could be freed the Secret Empire seemingly slew heroes with an atomic annihilator weapon. [203] However the Empire had been infiltrated by SHIELD agents Gabe Jones and Peggy Carter who were controlling the cannon and fired a non-lethal blast. Getting X-Men and the others to cover, they regrouped and battled the Secret Empire when they attempted to storm the White House. While the X-Men freed their allies and defeated the Empire, Cap exposed their leader as a high ranking government official who committed suicide rather than face capture. [204][205]

Second Genesis

Charles soon became aware of a mutant signature on the island of Krakoa, [206] and had his X-Men reunited and sent on a mission to investigate the island.[207][206][196] When the X-Men arrived on Krakoa and realized that the entire island was actually a massive mutant form. The creature attacked them out right and captured them, cutting off their connection with Professor X. [206] Xavier sought out Moira and asked her to allow him to use her students to rescue his team of X-Men. The new students seemingly perished battling Krakoa, and only succeeded in freeing Cyclops. Horrified by this, Charles secretly wiped everyone's memories of Moira's students [208] Charles then gathered various mutants from around the globe to help rescue the captured X-Men. The new recruits included former allies Banshee, and Sunfire, as well as mutants the X-Men previously met such as the African weather controlling mutant Ororo Munroe later called Storm, and Logan who was the Canadian government operative known as Wolverine. Charles also recruited previously uninitiated mutants such as the Piotr Rasputine (codenamed Colossus) who could turn into organic steel, teleporter Kurt Wagner (codenamed Nightcrawler), and the super-humanly strong Native American John Proudstar (codenamed Thunderbird). This new team of X-Men proved more successful, rescuing the original team, and defeating Krakoa by jettisoning the island out into space. [209][210] Charles used his mental powers to cover up the apparent death of Kid Vulcan's entire team, a shame that Charles kept secret for years. [211] Upon their return from their mission, Charles invited everyone to remain with the X-Men, however most of the original team -- save for Cyclops -- left to pursue their own lives. Sunfire also decided to depart from the group, having no desire to be part of the team, having only agreed to help Xavier free the X-Men. Storm, Colossus, Wolverine, Banshee, Nightcrawler and Thunderbird all agreed to stay. Soon Charles and Cyclops began training this new generation of X-Men, who would become legends in their own right. [212]

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  198. Marvel Team-Up #4: Spider-Man's occurred when he tried to cure himself of his spider powers in Amazing Spider-Man #100 & Amazing Spider-Man #101. Instead of curing himself he grew four extra arms. Spider-Man reversed this mutation using some of Morbius' blood in Amazing Spider-Man #102. Morbius eventually escaped Xavier's mansion in Fear #20
  199. Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #15
  200. 200.0 200.1 Captain America #173
  201. Avengers #110
  202. Avengers #111
  203. Captain America #174: The X-Men who were still free joined up with Captain America and Falcon in Captain America #172.
  204. Captain America #175: This story makes numerous references to the Watergate scandal and heavily suggests that the leader of the Secret Empire was resigned US President Richard Nixon. These should be considered topical references relevant to the time of publication and are subject to the Sliding Timescale. Subsequent references to this story in Avengers: Forever #2 generalizes the Secret Empire's leader to a "high ranking government official".
  205. Marvels: Eye of the Camera #2
  206. 206.0 206.1 206.2 Giant-Size X-Men #1
  207. Marvel Team-Up #23
  208. X-Men: Deadly Genesis #6: While Petra and Sway were killed by Krakoa, Kid Vulcan and Darwin survived thanks to Darwin's powers. Darawin absorbed his comrades powers and merged with Vulcan, pulling him below the surface of Krakoa where they remained in stasis for years.
  209. Giant-Size X-Men #1: Although this story indicates that this was the first time Charles contacted many of these new X-Men, various tales reveal that this is not the case. Charles first met Storm when she was a young pickpocket in Cairo, Egypt per X-Men #117 a fact that Charles did not realize until some time after Storm joined the X-Men. It was also implied that Charles was attempting to track her down after he formed the X-Men in X-Men First Class #8. Charles original students also encountered Storm on their own in X-Men: The Hidden Years #5 through 8. Wolverine apparently met Charles on two --albeit conflicting-- occasions. The earliest was in First X-Men #1 taking place when Charles was still at Oxford University. At that time Logan was recruiting his own team of mutants, which Charles refused to join. Excalibur Vol 3 #14 states that Logan fought with Charles during the time in the military, however this was contradicted in the First X-Men series which states that Logan was still gathering mutants while Charles was in the military. Wolverine's inability to recognize Xavier in Giant-Size X-Men #1 is due to various memory losses as a result of his own mutant powers (as first implied in Origin #1 and later in Wolverine: Origins #1) and more recently thanks to the memory implants and manipulations of the Weapon X Project as seen in Marvel Comics Presents #72 through 84. Charles was revealed to know about the other members of this new team of X-Men many years earlier per the flashback in Uncanny X-Men #300
  210. Classic X-Men #1
  211. X-Men: Deadly Genesis #6: The only record of Kid Vulcan's was a recording that Moira MacTaggert made before Charles wiped her mind as revealed in that issue. Moira never uncovered the recording as she later died in X-Men Vol 2 #108. When Kid Vulcan was awoken in X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1 the recording was later uncovered by Banshee.
  212. X-Men #94

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