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[personal profile] zylly 2017-03-19 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
It's honestly amazing the hell they've put Warren though over the years. It's as though being a rich, good looking white guy with one of the powers most people dream of having isn't enough.
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[personal profile] beyondthefringe 2017-03-20 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
It's because in the '60s, the power of "winged flight" was still cool, but it's not as flashy as "laser eyes" or whatever, so later writers clearly needed to "improve" him.
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[personal profile] zylly 2017-03-20 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
Granted, it's not as flashy or effective in a fight as some other powers. But I don't necessarily thing every member of a team needs to be of the same effectiveness.

Besides, the wings make for one hell of an awesome visual.

[personal profile] zachbeacon 2017-03-20 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
I never got why people thought pre-Archangel Warren was boring. He was the one doing the superhero thing BEFORE joining the X-Men.
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[personal profile] wizardru 2017-03-20 02:10 pm (UTC)(link)
He was boring for a simple reason: while he's visually interesting, his powers went from being uncommon to 'half the heroes have his power as an afterthought'. Half of the Avengers can fly and it's not even noteworthy. Worse, he's not particularly strong or tough, he's just a normal human being, otherwise.

That doesn't make him boring, necessarily, but it does make him far less interesting in groups. If you put him next to Storm or Cannonball or Sunfire, he becomes duller by comparison...and he almost always on every appeared in team books.