Hawkgirl vs. Archangel – Marvel vs. DC #20

Welcome! My name is Olaf Lesniak and this is Marvel vs DC! The series that will come out weekly on Saturdays and will pit two famous characters against each other. I will look at both opponents’ skills, powers, abilities, stamina and etc. to help me determine the winner. Today our battle is….


First we will look at the origins and the basics of each character. We will follow that by Hawkgirl and Archangel’s powers, abilities and weaponry which would then lead them into a battle against each other.

Origin: Hawkgirl

A reincarnated spirit of Chay-Ara was born on the alien planet, Thanagar. As a lieutenant on her world she was sent to Earth for a special mission, but during her stay she began to love the planet, its people and culture. To Earth she is known as the fierce, Hawkgirl.
• Identity: Hawkgirl
• Alter Ego: Chay-Ara, Shiera/Kendra Sanders
• Occupation(s): Superhero, lieutenant of Thanagar
• Team Affiliations: Justice Society of America, Justice League of America

Origin: Archangel

Born in a rich family Warren Worthington III during puberty had to abandon his home when a pair of wings started to grow out of his back. Professor X noticed Warren and took him in to be part of his X-Men as Angel! Later in his life the evil Apocalypse changed him to become the Archangel.
• Identity: Angel/Archangel
• Alter Ego: Warren Worthington III
• Occupation(s): Superhero
• Team Affiliations: X-Men, Champions, Defenders, X-Factor, X-Force

Powers, Abilities & Weaponry: Hawkgirl

• Super Strength
• Flight – granted by her wings
• Enhanced Vision
• Enhanced Reflexes
• Sped Up Healing Factor
• Master in Hand-to-Hand Combat – knowledge & experience of previous lives
• Expert Markswoman
• Super Durability
• Spear
• Mace
• Swords
• Shields
• Warhammers
• Axes

New 52 Hawkgirl

Powers & Abilities: Archangel

• Enhanced Senses
• Enhanced Strength – 20 tons
• Enhanced Reflexes
• Speed
• Natural Wings – can lift 200 pounds; flight
• Razor-Sharp Wings – can shoot poison-tipped feathers
• Healing
• Resurrection of Other Life Forms


Hawkgirl had a lot different versions throughout the years and this means we will go with the Pre-New 52 version of the character. The battle will take place in a gladiator-like arena.


Angel Character History

The two opponents fly into the arena. Hawkgirl pulls out her mace. Angel with no hesitation charges at her. Hawkgirl throws her mace at Angel with all her power, but Angel dodges it and doesn’t stop. He hits her with his wings and she falls onto the ground. He grabs her by the throat and flies into the air. He is trying to choke her, but Shiera punches Angel. She then grabs him by the wings and throws him in the direction of the ground, Angel begins to fall but when he’s about to recover Hawkgirl flies onto him in mid-flight breaking his concentration on recovering, Angel is down and hit the ground strong.


The Thanagarian flew to her mace while Angel is slowly healing himself. Then out of nowhere Hawkgirl hits Warren with her iconic weapon. Worthington has had enough and turns himself into the Archangel. Hawkgirl attempts a hit, but Warren used his wings as a shield. He opens them up in order to cut Shiera, then, he punches her with all his might. He punches her with his super strength. She is hit, but Hawkgirl regains her control.

Shiera flies to the skies in order to attack from above, Archangel takes the high ground as well and shoots his razor sharp, metal-tipped feathers. Hawkgirl manages to dodge all in flight! She then takes out her axe and throws it at Archangel to offend back.

Archangel catches the weapon. He smirks… Warren then flies straight at Hawkgirl while also shooting his poisonous metal feathers. Hawkgirl takes out her mace and hits some of the projectiles away, but some hit her. Warren attacks with the axe, Hawkgirl quickly blocks it with her mace, Shiera quickly hits Archangel in the ribs, but she begins to feel weaker. She flies away from Archangel to gain some distance and lands to get some rest.Archangel won’t let that be so easy. He heals and speeds toward her with all his might! He sees his target and from high he plunges straight to his target ready to finish her as if a hawk was ready to capture its prey.

Reflexively Hawkgirl hits Archangel right before he was about to finish her off! She hit him so hard he flew in the air like a baseball. Hawkgirl flies after him! She hits him again in the air! Then grabs both his wings, rips out he metal feathers and stabs him with it. She lets go of the mutant. He plunges down to the Earth. Hawkgirl hears a sound. Earthlings would call it a sound of a dead man crashing to the ground, but on her planet they call it a sound of victory.

What a battle that was! We started off the fight pretty evenly, but then Hawkgirl gave the guy a beating that required Warren to turn into Archangel. Warren’s steal wings came very much to use when they worked perfectly as a defensive and an offensive system. When he shot out his poisonous feathers, some did manage to weaken Hawkgirl.

Hawkgirl had to give her all to gain time by punching Archangel with all her strength in the weak state. She then takes rest, but Archangel quickly healed and began to tumble down to finish off the alien warrior. The Nth metal within Shiera healed the minor poison and just in time she was aable to hit Warren Worthington so hard that it not only send him to the air, but also left him very unconscious. Remember, Superman himself stated that a hit from the mace felt as if he was hit by a planet so, those two hits were really fatal to Warren.

She not only managed to do that, but also ripped out Archangel’s feathers that had poison inside of them. She basically gave him a taste of his own medicine (or poison in this case). She was faster than his healing factor and Shiera’s durability, experience, and strength gave her what she needed by the end of the day to win.


Thank you for reading this installment of Marvel vs DC. Do you agree with the result? What are some next battles that you would wanna see me analyze? Give me all suggestions, opinions and ideas in the comment section. Be sure to like, and make sure to SHARE! Thank you all once again and see you next Saturday.


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