The Street Angel

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The Street Angel
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Status: Deceased
Real Name: Ramon Vincenzo
Earliest (in world) Appearance: late 1960s
Base of Operations: Astro City


Personal Data


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Headlines: Unknown: Street Angel Presumed Dead
Appearances (in Publication Order): Astro City: Local Heroes #4

Astro City: The Dark Age Book One #2, 3
Astro City: The Dark Age Book Two #1, 3, 4
Astro City: The Dark Age Book Four #2, 3, 4
Astro City #19


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A bouncy street-level hero who started out as a happy go-lucky type but went "dark," after his association with Black Velvet.

History

Alongside Mister Badd, he broke into Dr. Lewis Oscar Croft's lab and freed the woman who would become Black Velvet. After sometime she relocated to Astro City and the Street Angel started hanging around her more. This is the point in late 1976 that Street Angel went "dark"(matching the tone of the age), becoming a violent vigilante. Following this dark phase, in contrition, Street Angel orchestrated mercy missions, bringing medicines to Central Africa for several years.

He returned to Astro City in 1984, helping teach young kids boxing until being outed by the Blue Knights. He also had taken Quarrel II under his wing as well, who seemed to revere him. After being outed by the Blue Knights he managed to escape after the debut of the Pale Horseman. Though he stayed in the public light trying to atone for his past, he was attacked by the Horseman during his judgmental reign of fire and brimstone. It was when he saved the lives of Otter, Mister Toad and Owl, from the Horseman, that he himself was forced into battle with the Pale Horseman who incinerated him like so many of the Horseman's other victims.

Equipment

A highly trained martial artist and extremely agile acrobat, the Street Angel carries a supply of large Aerobie-like rings ("halos") which he hurls at enemies. In his earlier, more light-hearted days, he used a variety of specialized halos; each type performing a different technological trick. When the Street Angel entered his darker phase, he switched to halos with steel cores and angel-shaped shurikens to disable and physically damage criminals.

He had several different looks in appearance. In the late 60's he had an single mask with a lighter blue and white costume, before adapting the hooded look in the early 1970s.

Speculations, Theories

He was known to have some relationship (not necessarily romantic) with Quarrel II. This probably occurred after his mercy missions in Africa. He may have been her teacher or mentor, guiding her to become a hero, not a criminal mask like her father: Quarrel.

The super-villain Ominuss was supposedly murdered by Street Angel in 1988. How this jibes with his fatal confrontation with the Pale Horsemen four years earlier is unknown. It's could be a mistake by Supersonic meaning 1968 or 1978, or even the wrong hero.

An old newspaper article, circa 1995 or slightly before, states that Street Angel is "presumed dead." Mr. Bridwell would have likely had a decade old clipping.