Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.
Today we look at the company hopping Angela!
Warning: As Angela is still new to the Marvel Universe, there will be some information here that is considered spoilers for the Original Sin sub-series. So if you intend to read the Tenth Realm story later, you probably shouldn’t read this.
Appearances in Heroclix: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
First Appearance: Spawn #9
First Marvel Appearance: Age of Ultron #10
Team Affiliations: Heaven, Guardians of the Galaxy
Angela is an angel and a bounty hunter (like most angels) working under the auspices of Heaven to oppose the Hellpawns of Malebogia. She attempted to kill Spawn upon their first meeting to collect the bounty on him, but was defeated when he was able to activate her lance and get sent to another dimension (where he met Marvel and DC characters in “prison” while being guided by Cerebus).
Later Spawn came to her aid during her trial in the portion of Heaven where the angels live and operate, to testify that she had permission to kill him. Because of Spawn’s escape, the lance never returned to the armory and one of Angela’s rivals was able to remove the records showing her signing out the lance and accepting the original bounty.
Naturally, the trial went a bit sideways as Spawn’s costume did not react kindly to be anywhere near Heaven and the two escaped to Earth. During one of the nights in hiding (while Spawn regained his strength and Angela was cut off from her angelic powers) it is presumed the two had a sexual encounter.
Eventually, Angela’s friends are able to clear her name. However, after her recent experiences, Angela decides to become a freelance bounty hunter (something no other angel had ever done).
Quite a while later, Spawn descends to Hell to face his maker. He is almost defeated by Malebogia until Angela arrives and drives a angelic lance through the devil. The two share a moment of victory which is cut short by the not defeated Malebogia driving Angela’s own lance through her chest. Spawn proceeds to decapitate Malebogia in revenge and returns her body to the angels, who agree to lay her to rest even though she had “fallen from grace.”
After the Age of Ultron story concludes, Angela is revealed to have been pulled from Heaven as a result of damage to the multivariate. In a combination of rage and confusion, she charges towards the Earth from outer space only to be intercepted by the Guardians of the Galaxy.
During the Original Sin story line, it is revealed that she is the daughter of Odin and sister to Thor and adopted sister to Loki. She was “killed” as an infant during Asgard’s war with the Angels of the Tenth Realm, also known as “Heven”. This crime resulted in Odin severing the tenth realm from the other nine as “punishment” for their attack. Thor learns of his sister’s existence when exposed to the secrets of Uatu the Watcher’s eye by the Orb, and he returns to Asgard to confront his mother about his sister’s existence. He subsequently travels to the tenth realm with Loki to learn more about his sister.