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Official Name
The Angelus
The Angelus, Primal Force of Light



Varies on Host

Current Owner
No Host

Previous Owners
Lauren Franchetti, Celestine, Danielle Baptiste, Finch, Jenny Romano

First appearance


The Angelus is a primal force of Light and has been in an eternal war with her counterpart, The Darkness since they were created. However, at some point during her history, the Angelus and the Darkness united to create a balance, this balance became known as the Witchblade.

Like the Darkness, the Angelus creates a symbiotic relationship with a host (choosing female hosts as opposed to the male Darkness weilders) in order to carry out its life mission on Earth. The Angelus' main goal is to rid the world of evil and darkness regardless of mortal rule or law and recreate everything in their vision. In that time the Angelus has only come close one time to truly eliminating the Darkness. The trophy (Darkness Corpse) is kept in the sacred hall as a memento of this achievement.

In modern times the ancient Angelus force found herself at odds with the current Darkness wielder, Jackie Estacado. Eventually the Angelus was defeated by Jackie, and was hostless for some time until Sonatine tried to coax the entity to join with Appolonia Franchetti. Because Appolonia desired the power too much, the Angelus chose her catatonic mother, Lauren Franchetti, instead. Soon after, the newly reborn Angelus was fooled into thinking she had finally killed the Darkness, after Jackie made a copy of himself. She soon fled with Appolonia to an ancient temple in the Amazon rainforest, where Lauren gave herself completely to the Angelus entity. The Angelus came in contact with the Magdalena, Sister Mariella. The Magdalena was seeking to reforge the Spear of Destiny which had been shattered during her first encounter with the Darkness. The fight ended with no clear winner but The Angelus ordered Appolonia to leave because she was touched too deeply by the Darkness (in this case evil) and that should they meet again she would kill her.

The Angelus possessed Lauren would once again attempt to kill The Darkness and would also come into conflict with the new Magdalena (Patience). During the fight Appolonia ran the Angelus through with the Spear of Destiny. The Angelus temporarily takes possession of Patience, but the spirit is forced out of Patience's body.

During the time the Angelus was without a host her followers sensed that the balance between the Light and Darkness has been tipped in favor of Jackie Estacado, and have begun preparing for war while the Angelus searches for a new host. She first takes possession of Velocity but is forced out by members of Cyberforce. She then takes possession of convicted murder Celestine. Shortly after the birth of Hope Pezzini (Sara & Jackie's daughter) The Angelus claims her only to have something mystical occur. After the explosion only Angelus and her foes remain. Celestine & The Angelus now co-exist as separate entities with Celestine now able to become the Angelus as needed but retaining her own free will. Celestine however knows that the Angelus does have the ability to submerge her will at any point, but the Angelus has chosen not to after her encounter with Sara Pezzini's daughter.

During the events of Broken Trinity, two new artifacts of power emerged and entered the battlefield of the Witchblades (split between Sara Pezzini & Danielle Baptiste), The powerless Darkness host, and Angelus. These two artifacts are the Ember Stone and the Glacier Stone. Ember sought to claim the artifacts present as well as the remaining 8. The Angelus teleports Ember away from the battlefield and the host is then killed by Jackie Estacado wielding the Blood Sword (one of the other 13 artifacts).

Disembodied once again, the Angelus force passed first to Finch, Danielle Baptiste's roommate and potential love interest, and then to Danielle Baptiste herself when she was mortally wounded and stripped of the Witchblade by Sara Pezzini.

Unlike the previous hosts, the Angelus force has chosen not to submerge Danielle persona, but to actually let her control it, like Jackie Estacado does for the Darkness.


The Angelus is the embodiment of light and totalitarian order. As such, she possesses many supernatural godlike powers even under dark conditions. The exact ferocity of her power and beauty remains unknown, though she has been described as being as beautiful as The Morningstar and more violent and bloodthirsty than Kali.

  • Holy Light: The Angelus possesses the powers of the sun and can project powerful (even destructive) beams of light from her hands. She can also channel her energy through her weapons. She has also been seen to radiate powerful blue light from her whole body capable of searing The Darkness's armor.
  • Healing Factor - The Angelus heals her hosts of any physical wounds, even fatal ones such as torso impalement. This rejuvenating affect also heals psychological trauma endured by the host and gives them fortitude in battle.
  • Flight: The Angelus can fly both in her true spiritual form and in a human host. She does not need her wings to fly while in her spiritual form.
  • Immortality: The Angelus itself cannot be destroyed, but its hosts can. It's able to leave its host at will. The Angelus grants her hosts eternal youth and beauty. They do not age, weaken, or die from old age, so long as The Angelus force remains within them.
  • Invulnerability: The Angelus is Impervious to mortal weapons such as gunfire. Being a force of pure light, she is immune to the harmful effects of fire, heat, and electricity.
  • Light Control
  • Light Construct Creations: The Angelus is able to grant its host much power, including the ability to create objects and sentient beings of Light. The host is also granted enhanced strength, speed, self-propelled flight, and most importantly, the memories of all the previous Angelus hosts.
  • Psychic Link - The Angelus can communicate with and hear her sentient creations through telepathy, either through thought or even verbally speaking into their minds, even from across great distances.
  • Magic: The Angelus is able to create servants and warriors to do its bidding.
  • Metamorphosis:
  • Possession: The Angelus, as a spirit, requires a human vessel to exist in the physical world. While possessing someone, she has access to the host's memories.
  • Pyrokinesis: The Angelus can create and breathe fire. She can also manipulate fire and light to form solid physical objects such as swords, shields, and razor-sharp bladed spears. She can also turn these weapons back into light and/or fire anytime she wishes. While in her disembodied form, she appears as a being of pure living flame. She can reduce a human to a burnt skeletal crisp with a single touch.
  • Superhuman Speed
  • Superhuman Strength: The Angelus is a physical match for any supernatural force that opposes her. She can overpower humans with no effort. She is known to have destroyed many great things with her might; including the Tower of Babel, the Walls of Jerusalem, and the island of Krakatoa. Her strength is superior to that of any of her creations, including Angelus Warriors. The Darkness is the only physical match for The Angelus.
  • Superhuman Stamina: The Angelus can remain active for 21 years strait without nourishment or sleep, sustaining herself on the will of The Almighty alone. This implies that she draws her strength from the will of God Himself. Her host's muscles do not produce fatigue toxins, this gives her much more stamina in all physical activity.
  • Superhuman Speed: The Angelus can fly at speeds besting the hands of time. Danielle was able to decapitate two rebellious Angelus Worriors with a single blurring dash that sent her across the room.
  • Teleportation: The Angelus can teleport both herself and other beings to any location, either one that she chooses or any random location. She can also open portals to ethereal planes such as Angelus Realm and Hell. The Angelus also has used her tactile-teleportation abilities to summon powerful light to overpower and banish her opponents, as she did with Glorianna Silver.


  • Vulnerability to Darkness: The Angelus can still function in dark conditions, though she cannot recharge her strength from the light and as she uses her powers, she grows weaker until she eventually loses all of her strength. If her host is of an ancient age, she will age at an accelerated rate util she turns to dust within seconds after losing her power.
  • Supernatural Decapitation: The Angelus host can be killed by decapitation from weapons like The Blood Sword.
  • Electromagnetic Energy: The Angelus seems to be vulnerable to electromagnetic energy while within a host, as Cyblade was able to purge her essence from Velocity by "stabing" her with her EM "blades".
  • Mind Controlled: While hosted by the Angelus, the host has no control of her body and loses their free will.

While not vulnerable in the darkness (like the Darkness itself is in the light), The Angelus looses power the longer it is submerged in darkness. The more energy the Angelus expends while in the dark, the quicker it is expends its energy upon which its host then is vulnerable to harm and even death.




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