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Angela was the mother of Helen Leclerc, a murder victim of Michael Morbius, during his earlier days of being Morbius The Living Vampire.
During the time period when Morbius was cured of most of his vampiric condition, no longer needing the blood of others to survive (but still retaining a physiological need to drink it), he found work in a neuroradiology lab at the University of California. While working on a serum to cure himself of his continued craving for blood, Morbius met Jennifer Walters, the She-Hulk. Morbius gave Walters his serum, curing her of a degenerative disease and allowing her to control her transformations into She-Hulk.
As She-Hulk's friend Zapper was trying to get Morbius to She-Hulk so that he could give her the serum, a demonstration broke out in front of the University, led by Angela, furious that Michael Morbius was a free man even though he had killed her daughter. Angela started to whip the crowd into a frenzy, and frightened it would turn into a mob, the police removed Angela. Unbeknownst to the police, it was all just a distraction so that Angela's husband, Thomas, could find Michael and kill him to take revenge on him for killing their daughter. Zapper found Michael and Thomas as they were fighting and soon the police arrived. Michael, having bit a police officer earlier (but not having drank his blood or harmed him in any other way), was the focus of the police and because of this Thomas managed to slip away so that he and Angela could stay free while they continued to plan their revenge.
Jennifer Walters later served as Morbius' defense attorney during his trial for the murders he'd committed. The jury, convinced that Morbius had been unable to control his urges, convicted him only of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced him to five years in prison, to be served after completing his cure.
Angela and Thomas became enraged and took to the streets to hire someone to kill Morbius. The thug they were trying to hire was in the middle of taking their life savings and running off with it when Gemini (Marvel)(02 - Male LMD) showed up and chased off the thug. Angela and Thomas told Gemini about their situation and he agreed to help them if indeed Morbius was a murderer. Finding both Morbius and Jennifer back at his lab where he was working on the serum he would need for himself, Gemini, Angela and Thomas kidnapped both Morbius and Jennifer, furious at Jennifer for defending Morbius during his murder trial.
Taking them to an isolated beach, Gemini split into his two beings, Reason and Emotion, to determine whether or not the LeClerc's should be able to murder Morbius and Walters in revenge, or whether the court sentence was enough and they should both live. Becoming one again, Gemini's Reason side felt the verdict was enough, but his Emotion side felt the LeClerc's rage had the edge. Angela and Thomas took that as their cue to murder Walters and Morbius. Morbius, in a bid to save Jennifer (who during this time was trapped in the open so could not transform into The She-Hulk) threw himself off the cliff into the ocean. Gemini and the LeClerc's went to the bottom of the cliff and found him alive. This gave Jennifer Walters enough time to change into The She-Hulk.
The She-Hulk and Gemini battled, and she was eventually defeated. The battle caused Gemini to have equal and opposite opinions now and decided to stay neutral in the issue regarding whether the LeClerc's should be able to kill Morbius and Walters. He decided he wouldn't interfere with whatever decision they came to. The time it took for the battle to take place however, had allowed Thomas to see his and Angela's own actions to be as mindless and driven as those of Morbius when he had murdered their daughter. He threw the gun away, and Angela and Thomas went to begin living their lives for themselves.
First Appearance: The Savage She-Hulk (1980) #11
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The Savage She-Hulk (1980)
- 'In the Shadow of Death'#12
- 'Reason and Rage'
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