Derek Morgan (Character)

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Jeph Loeb, and  Arthur Adams

1st appearance: Ultimate X #3, (August, 2010)

Aliases: Winged Vigilante, The Angel, Angelic vigilante

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: none

Legal Status: US citizen with no criminal record

Height: 5’9                           Weight: 200 lbs
Eye Color: Brown             Hair color: Black

Relatives:Unnamed Mother (status unknown), Unnamed Father (Deceased), Office Joseph Morgan (brother), Lynn Morgan (sister-in-law)

Skills and abilities: Unknown

Powers: Derek can shift between a normal human form and a winged avian form. His avian form has Large Orange/Black Wings which allow him fly, these wings are also prehensile in nature, Talons on Hands and Yellow avian Eyes adapted to withstand high-speed winds which would hurt the average human eye. He possesses a special membrane in his respiratory system enabling him to extract oxygen from the air at high velocities or altitudes. Derek also possess superhuman strength.


After Derek’s father died in the line of duty. His brother took up the responsibility of taking care of him. After High school his brother joined the police force while his mutant powers manifested and he too to the skies as the winged vigilante to fight crime. While fighting crime he also took money from the many burglars he fought. This made his brother very suspicious of where eh was getting money from as he had no job.

One night while out on patrol he was seen by his brother’s partner who reported that he was a mutant to the authorities. The police force then went after the “winged vigilante” with all their might. While the police prepared to shoot him down he swooped up his brother and revealed his identity. His brother told him to turn himself in but he refused. Surprisingly his brother fired his gun at him while they flew over the Hudson river. He was saved by Karen Grant, Jean Grey in disguise while his brother was saved by the police. With his old life gone he decides to follow Karen and Wolverine’s son Jimmy. Karen altered his brothers memory removing the knowledge of his identity instead planting the fake memory that Derek had gotten a job and moved away.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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One thought on “Derek Morgan (Character)

  • August 17, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Great post. The storyline is interesting and the art is pretty amazing! Nice back references to Robinhood and Nightcrawler, with interesting plot conflict with his brother. Hopefully he gets a lot of air time : )


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