After a procedure gives him the superhuman abilities to scream at sonic levels and cause hallucinations in others, Angar uses them to become a criminal for hire, always looking for the next job.
After his activist days for peace and love ended with a whimper, Angar volunteers to get hooked up to a machine created by the technologists of Titan, brought to Earth by Heather Douglas, AKA Moondragon. It bombards his vocal chords with hypersound and triggers a mutagenic change in his voice mechanism, endowing it with very special properties. Angar undergoes the operation under the auspices of crooked lawyer Kerwin J. Broderick. Broderick needs Angar to be an operative against masked vigilante Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil, and super spy Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow.
Screams and Hallucinations
Angar vocally emits piercing screams that create hallucinogenic effects in those who hear them. His screams sonically stimulate the chemicals of the brain, creating natural toxins that induce hallucinations and sometimes amnesia. Angar cannot control the specific content of his victim’s hallucinations. Instead, they are products of the victim’s own subconscious. His power does tend to induce psychotic and nightmarish fantasies, however.
Angar’s scream will affect anyone within the sound of his voice to some degree. The closer one is to the source, the longer one will hallucinate. Recovery time for the average human being standing 50 feet from his scream is approximately one hour, and standing three feet form him is approximately 12 hours. Angar screams at an amplitude of 180 deciBels (in the gigacycle range). The audible portion of his scream, but a harmonic of the full range of sound produced, is around 138 dB. He can cause permanent damage to those standing too close to him.
Angar is immune to the toxic effects of his own power. His vocal cords have more stamina than normal humans—he can scream at maximum power for over an hour, pausing only for breath.
When Angar and Melissa Gold, AKA Songbird, harmonize their screams, they can craft specific predetermined illusions seen by anyone with normal hearing within earshot.
When he becomes a sonic entity, that is a being of solid sound, he could reform himself when dissipated by others. In this form, he did not need sustenance or sleep, nor breath. He could still control the sound around him, using it against his opponents sometimes as a weapon.
Angar goes up against heroes such as Black Widow, Daredevil, Clint Barton, AKA Hawkeye, Bobbi Morse, AKA Mockingbird, Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, and the Avengers.
While working for Master Khan, he brainwashes detective and Martial arts master Colleen Wing and destroys her father’s memories with his scream. Though Colleen broke his conditioning and disables him before he could use his scream again.
Partners in Crime
Angar partners with Melissa Gold, AKA Screaming Mimi (later Songbird) against several Avengers. Though Mimi briefly joins female supremacist Superia’s Femizons army, she remains loyal to Angar, falling in love with him despite that he views her only as a professional asset.
Criminal for Hire
When Angar’s employer Broderick ordered him to destroy his enemy Daredevil, Angar discovered rather painfully that Broderick had installed a remote controlled activator attuned to an electrode implanted in Angar’s skull. Broderick used it to control Angar into submission. As such, Angar had no choice but to challenge Daredevil to a fight. Despite losing that battle, Angar then used his powers later on Black Widow to turn her against the hero. After the pair began working together against Angar, he used his abilities to escape but not before Daredevil talked him down from murder.
When Moondragon returned to Earth, she was ready to activate Angar and her other creations, Messiah and Ramrod. Meanwhile, Angar was out and about with his girlfriend Janice and came upon Terrex who with his powers had killed Janice just by being near her. Angar sought revenge and ended up at a fight happening between Terrex who had allied with Broderick, against Daredevil and Mar-Vell, AKA Captain Marvel. Angar used his powers against Terrex and Moondragon intervened, boosting his abilities beyond his typical range. They all worked together to trap Terrex in a void. Broderick also perished, likely from being so close to Angar’s screams.
Angar then served Master Khan, Angar resided in Halwan. Under Master Khan’s orders, Angar the Screamer attacked the Wing family, his sonic hallucinations leaving Lee Wing traumatized while his daughter Colleen was kidnapped as bait to lure Danny Rand, AKA Iron Fist into a trap. While Danny saved Lee’s life, Lee blanked out the experience to retain his sanity, forgetting he had a daughter. Khan had Colleen transported to his fortress in Halwan’s Jar’ad al-Din mountains, where Angar spent months torturing and brainwashing her into a psychotic hatred of Danny. Danny eventually located Colleen and tried to rescue her, but she attacked him. He used his iron fist to break her conditioning, and she attacked Angar with her Samurai sword, slicing him across his stomach. Master Khan disappeared into a rift.
Angar later worked for the mob and when police caught wind of him he screamed to escape. Jessica Drew, AKA Spider-Woman, happened to be nearby and remembered what happened after a bounty was out for his capture. When Spider-Woman found his hideout later, she intended to take him in on orders from Scotty McDowell who informed her of the bounty on Angar’s head. Angar unleased a scream when faced with Spider-Woman but she had immunity to it and she defeated him. Though later, Angar became the prisoner of the Locksmith, and Spider-Woman liberated him and others that had been captured.
After being released from the Vault, a maximum security prison for superhumans, Angar joined Screaming Mimi to rob banks. They disguised themselves as Hawkeye and Mockingbird, but the actual pair caught and defeated them. Later, while robbing a bank, Angar was shot. Angar and Mimi escaped into the nearby woods but he lost too much blood and died. A grief-maddened Mimi went on a destructive screaming rampage that almost completely ruined her voice.
Angar was later examined by Paul Ebersol, AKA the Fixer, and resurrected as a sonic entity simply called Scream. He joined the Redeemers, a Super Villain team that went up against the Destructon, Doctor Doom, and Franklin Hall, AKA Graviton. Graviton defeated Scream but he returned as Angar and began absorbing the sound around him. Mimi was there, as Songbird, and as he destroyed an S.H.I.E.L.D. aircraft, she stopped him from doing any more damage by absorbing him into her carapace and then smashed it, killing him. Though, this end wasn’t the end for Angar. He reappeared resurrected again and having dinner with Thursday Rubinstein, AKA Ruby Thursday.