In Uncanny X-Force #18 we witness the demise of the Archangel and Warren Worthington III.
Psylocke plunges the Life Seed into his chest, curing Warren of the Archangel but also killing him in the process. However it becomes very apparent at the end of the issue that Angel isn't as dead as first seems...
However this in-turn leads to this heart breaking moment...
Confused? Curious? Trying to make sense through the streaming tears? Notice how Warren's wings turn back into feathers? The all mighty Remender is here to dish on the fate of Angel:
Source CBR: Warren died. We knew we wanted this storyline to end with a character death, but let's face it, character deaths are just becoming flat. No matter how well they're written or what kind of emotional punch they have, we've just seen too many characters die. I wanted Warren to die, and Jody LeHeup, my old editor and a huge part of this year's success, also wanted Warren to die, but we didn't want it to be just another death. It was workshopped with the X-teams and everyone fell in love with this version of Warren's death.
I really fell in love with the idea that Betsy says good bye to Warren and watches him die. She feels his mind dissipate from his body. She's then pulled away from his dead body with the Life Seed stuck in it. And at the very end, after you get over that emotional beat and you see her talking with Jean, here comes Warren stumbling out into the snow! Only, it's bittersweet as he has no memory, no trace of the man he was. He's an all-new being.
Our big question now is, what is he? What is this thing that looks like Warren and has these feathery, angelic wings? It's definitely not Warren. There isn't a trace of him or Archangel left. A Celestial Life Seed is something Celestials plant on a dead planet to give new life to the entire planet. Now, we've just shoved one into Warren Worthington and it erased whatever was there, but it built something new. He's essentially a blank slate. I think that really twists the knife in Betsy's stomach more than anything else I could cook up.
So Warren has, in essence, died. Archangel's gone and we're left with this totally new, blank state. What remains to be answered is what happens next? Where does Warren go? We know he doesn't remain on X-Force or the X-Men so how will Warren begin his new life now that he is a completely new man?