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* The ArchangelGabriel in ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' (as an AngelUnaware).

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* The ArchangelGabriel in ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' (as an AngelUnaware).a mysterious stranger...who plays the trumpet).
28th Dec '16 1:24:21 PM megarotic
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* The ArchangelGabriel in ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' (as an AngelUnaware).
26th Nov '16 11:20:17 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''{{Film/Constantine}}'' provides some backstory about the rules of the cold war between Heaven and Hell. Neither side is able to set foot in the real world, but "half breeds" on either side are able to. They don't do much directly, instead influencing mortals to act on their behalf. With a whispered word they could give someone endless HeroicResolve, or drive them straight over the DespairEventHorizon. TheStinger implies that [[spoiler: Chaz was one all along.]]
* The DTV movies "Call Me Mrs Miracle" and "Mrs Miracle In Manhattan" don't say it, but the sweet old lady who fixes people's problems with common sense and sensitivity and just a tiny bit of magic is called Mrs Miracle, and at the end of both movies she walks into the distance, fades, and we look up and see a star twinkle in the sky.

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* ''{{Film/Constantine}}'' provides some backstory about the rules of the cold war between Heaven and Hell. Neither side is able to set foot in the real world, but "half breeds" on either side are able to.can. They don't do much directly, instead influencing mortals to act on their behalf. With a whispered word they could give someone endless HeroicResolve, or drive them straight over the DespairEventHorizon. TheStinger implies that [[spoiler: Chaz was one all along.]]
* The DTV movies "Call Me Mrs Mrs. Miracle" and "Mrs "Mrs. Miracle In Manhattan" don't say it, but the sweet old lady who fixes people's problems with common sense and sensitivity and just a tiny bit of magic is called Mrs Mrs. Miracle, and at the end of both movies she walks into the distance, fades, and we look up and see a star twinkle in the sky.



* Lani, from ''What Happened to Lani Garver'' is a MagicalQueer come to help the protagonist sort out her life, and who may or may not actually be an angel.

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* Lani, from ''What Happened to Lani Garver'' is a MagicalQueer come to help the protagonist sort out her life, and who may or may not actually be an angel.



* Edwin Markham's "How the Great Guest Came," similar to the Tolstoy story, is about a cobbler named Conrad who dreams that Jesus is going to visit him. After performing several kind acts, at the end of the day he disappointedly asks why Jesus never showed up.

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* Edwin Markham's "How the Great Guest Came," similar to the Tolstoy story, is about a cobbler named Conrad who dreams that Jesus is going to visit him. After performing several kind acts, at the end of the day he disappointedly asks in disappointment why Jesus never showed up.



* ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'' uses the same premise, only it's one male angel (played by Michael Landon) instead of two female angels. He's been sent to Earth to do enough good to "earn his wings"

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* ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'' uses the same premise, only it's one male angel (played by Michael Landon) instead of two female angels. He's been sent to Earth to do enough good to "earn his wings"wings."



** ArchangelGabriel, who had been hiding as [[spoiler: The Trickster]] since ''seasons'' prior. He has been hiding on Earth for millenia and done such a good job of it that other magical beings and even non-Christian gods do not realize that he is an angel and not one of them.

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** ArchangelGabriel, who had been hiding as [[spoiler: The Trickster]] since ''seasons'' prior. He has been hiding on Earth for millenia millennia and done such a good job of it that other magical beings and even non-Christian gods do not realize that he is an angel and not one of them.



** In the story of Lot, two angels visit the city of Sodom and are put up for the night by Lot and his family, who protects his divine guests when his neighbors want to ''rape'' them. Lot refuses to let the mob do so and sends out his own daughters instead, but the mob is relentless. (Genesis 19:1-11) Lot offering his daughters in exchange isn't seen all that favorably by many people.

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** In the story of Lot, two angels visit the city of Sodom and are put up for the night by Lot and his family, who protects protect his divine guests when his neighbors want to ''rape'' them. Lot refuses to let the mob do so and sends out his own daughters instead, but the mob is relentless. (Genesis 19:1-11) Lot offering his daughters in exchange isn't seen all that favorably by many people.



** Jesus himself used a figurative version of this as AnAesop once: On Judgement Day, he separates the "sheep" (those to be saved) and the "goats" (those to be destroyed). He tells the sheep that they're being saved because hey fed him when he was hungry, clothed him when he was naked, sheltered him when he was homeless, visited him in prison, etc. The sheep, confused, say they never remember doing any of this, and he explains that they did these things for the least of his followers- [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and as far as he's concerned, that's just as good as doing it for him]]. The goats get just the opposite; seeing his followers in the same desperate situations and ignoring them is considered just as bad as ignoring Jesus himself in that situation.

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** Jesus himself used a figurative version of this as AnAesop once: On Judgement Day, he separates the "sheep" (those to be saved) and the "goats" (those to be destroyed). He tells the sheep that they're being saved because hey they fed him when he was hungry, clothed him when he was naked, sheltered him when he was homeless, visited him in prison, etc. The sheep, confused, say they never remember doing any of this, and he explains that they did these things for the least of his followers- followers - [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and as far as he's concerned, that's just as good as doing it for him]]. The goats get just the opposite; seeing his followers in the same desperate situations and ignoring them is considered just as bad as ignoring Jesus himself in that situation.



* In ''Theatre/AnInspectorCalls'' it is heavily implied that the inspector is not what he seems, although it is not explicit.

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* In ''Theatre/AnInspectorCalls'' ''Theatre/AnInspectorCalls,'' it is heavily implied that the inspector is not what he seems, although it is not explicit.



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* At the end of ''VideoGame/TheGranstreamSaga'', [[spoiler: Arcia]] turns out to have been a celestial being all along. Considering that this character is also one of the worst [[PuritySue Purity Sues]] in video game history, this realization probably drove her past the point of likability for ''many'' players.

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/TheGranstreamSaga'', [[spoiler: Arcia]] turns out to have been a celestial being all along. Considering that this character is also one of the worst [[PuritySue Purity Sues]] {{Purity Sue}}s in video game history, this realization probably drove her past the point of likability for ''many'' players.



* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' contains the Stranger side-missions "I Know You" where a well dressed stranger from John's past meets up with him three times in each of the game's main locations. (New Austin, Nuevo Paraíso, and West Elizabeth/)The final meeting is the most notable, as [[spoiler: John, finally fed up with not getting any answers from this guy, shoots him three times as he's walking away. The bullets apparently pass right through the guy, but leave no evidence that they even touched him. When John looks away for a moment, he's gone.]]

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' contains the Stranger side-missions side missions "I Know You" where in which a well dressed stranger from John's past meets up with him three times in each of the game's main locations. locations (New Austin, Nuevo Paraíso, and West Elizabeth/)The Elizabeth). The final meeting is the most notable, as [[spoiler: John, finally fed up with not getting any answers from this guy, shoots him three times as he's walking away. The bullets apparently pass right through the guy, but leave no evidence that they even touched him. When John looks away for a moment, he's gone.]]



* An in-universe example occurs in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', where until the moment they absorbed Mirmulnir's soul and gained the [[SecondHourSuperpower ability to use the Thu'um]], the [[CrystalDragonJesus Dragonborn]] spent most of their life believing themselves to be (and actually being) merely a normal person. Even afterwards, they are as much in their dark about their true nature as everyone else until the Greybeards explain it to them.

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* An in-universe example occurs in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', where ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Right up until the moment they absorbed Mirmulnir's soul and gained the [[SecondHourSuperpower ability to use the Thu'um]], the [[CrystalDragonJesus Dragonborn]] spent most of their life believing themselves to be (and actually being) merely a normal person. Even afterwards, they are as much in their the dark about their true nature as everyone else until the Greybeards explain it to them.



* A few of the stories on [[NotAlwaysRight/SisterSites Not Always Hopeless]] have this as a possible explanation.



* The animated version ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}} Madeline's Christmas]]'' features a kindly old woman named Marie who is strongly implied to be an angel. She replaces the [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness stranger]], less Christmasy character of the Middle Eastern rug merchant/magician in the original book.

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* The animated version ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}} Madeline's Christmas]]'' of ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'s Christmas'' features a kindly old woman named Marie who is strongly implied to be an angel. She replaces the [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness stranger]], less Christmasy Christmassy character of the Middle Eastern rug merchant/magician in the original book.
16th Nov '16 4:50:36 PM Pamina
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* The animated version ''[[WesternAnimation/Madeline]]'s Christmas'' features a kindly old woman named Marie who is strongly implied to be an angel. She replaces the [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness stranger]], less Christmasy character of the Middle Eastern rug merchant/magician in the original book.

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* The animated version ''[[WesternAnimation/Madeline]]'s Christmas'' ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}} Madeline's Christmas]]'' features a kindly old woman named Marie who is strongly implied to be an angel. She replaces the [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness stranger]], less Christmasy character of the Middle Eastern rug merchant/magician in the original book.
16th Nov '16 4:49:00 PM Pamina
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* The animated version ''[[WesternAnimation/Madeline Madeline's Christmas]]'' features a kindly old woman named Marie who is strongly implied to be an angel. She replaces the [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness stranger]], less Christmasy character of the Middle Eastern rug merchant/magician in the original book.

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* The animated version ''[[WesternAnimation/Madeline Madeline's Christmas]]'' ''[[WesternAnimation/Madeline]]'s Christmas'' features a kindly old woman named Marie who is strongly implied to be an angel. She replaces the [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness stranger]], less Christmasy character of the Middle Eastern rug merchant/magician in the original book.
16th Nov '16 4:48:10 PM Pamina
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* The animated version ''[[WesternAnimation/Madeline Madeline's Christmas]]'' features a kindly old woman named Marie who is strongly implied to be an angel. She replaces the [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness stranger]], less Christmasy character of the Middle Eastern rug merchant/magician in the original book.
9th Nov '16 2:31:21 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'': the protagonist is this to a minor character who gives her a lift. She and her friends later repay the favor by curing his DrivenToMadness relative.

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* Inverted in JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'': the protagonist is this to a minor character who gives her a lift. She and her friends later repay the favor by curing his DrivenToMadness relative.
26th Sep '16 4:58:06 PM SwampAdder
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' The Wizards appear to be Men, but have magical powers and are very, very old and mysterious. Pippin at one point wonders just what Gandalf is, but gets distracted. In fact, according to the appendices and various posthumously-published writings of Tolkien's, the Wizards are ''Maiar'' (angelic beings of the same order as Sauron) sent from the West to help defend the people of Middle-earth from their fallen brother.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' The Wizards appear to be Men, but have magical powers and are very, very old and mysterious. Pippin at one point wonders just what Gandalf is, but gets distracted. In fact, according to the appendices and various posthumously-published writings of Tolkien's, the Wizards are ''Maiar'' (angelic beings of the same order as Sauron) sent from the West to help defend the people of Middle-earth from against their fallen brother.
26th Sep '16 4:56:35 PM SwampAdder
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' The Wizards appear to be Men, but have magical powers and are very, very old and mysterious. Pippin at one point wonders just what Gandalf is, but gets distracted. The five Wizards are the Istari, a group of Maiar sent to help the peoples of Middle-earth; they are angels of the same order as Sauron. Three are Gandalf, Radagast and Saurman. The remaining two are the Blue Wizards (either Alatar and Pallando or Morinehtar and Romest) who disappeared into the east to combat Sauron by inciting rebellion. Learning this information requires digging through the appendices, Silmarillion, ''Literature/{{Unfinished Tales|of Numenor and Middleearth}}'', ''Literature/HistoryOfMiddleEarth'' and Tolkien's letters.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' The Wizards appear to be Men, but have magical powers and are very, very old and mysterious. Pippin at one point wonders just what Gandalf is, but gets distracted. The five In fact, according to the appendices and various posthumously-published writings of Tolkien's, the Wizards are the Istari, a group of Maiar sent to help the peoples of Middle-earth; they are angels ''Maiar'' (angelic beings of the same order as Sauron. Three are Gandalf, Radagast and Saurman. The remaining two are Sauron) sent from the Blue Wizards (either Alatar and Pallando or Morinehtar and Romest) who disappeared into West to help defend the east to combat Sauron by inciting rebellion. Learning this information requires digging through the appendices, Silmarillion, ''Literature/{{Unfinished Tales|of Numenor and Middleearth}}'', ''Literature/HistoryOfMiddleEarth'' and Tolkien's letters.people of Middle-earth from their fallen brother.
20th Aug '16 9:42:03 AM nombretomado
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* [[{{Dragonlance}} Reorx]] often walks Krynn disguised as a rather fashionable dwarf named Dugan Redhammer, often revealing himself at the end of the story.

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* [[{{Dragonlance}} [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Reorx]] often walks Krynn disguised as a rather fashionable dwarf named Dugan Redhammer, often revealing himself at the end of the story.
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