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14th Mar '17 10:05:49 PM DustSnitch
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One of the best known angels (and one of three to be specifically named), Gabriel is the messenger of God. His most famous act was foretelling the births of Jesus and John the Baptist, though he appeared as early as the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. Because he is explicitly mentioned as the angel who comes to earth to inform the people, in fiction he is often shown interacting with humans, in addition to the higher angels' role as warriors. Many also identify him as the angel of the Last Judgement, and with the Ministering Angel who came to Jesus in Gethsemane. Gabriel, known as Jibril, plays a similar role in UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} (he appears to Muhammad, and the revelations so transmitted are ''Literature/TheQuran'') and the Baha'i Faith. In [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Latter-day Saint]] theology, Gabriel is believed to have led a mortal life as Noah.

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One of the best known angels (and one of three to be specifically named), Gabriel is the messenger of God. His most famous act was foretelling the births of Jesus UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} and John the Baptist, though he appeared as early as the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. Because he is explicitly mentioned as the angel who comes to earth to inform the people, in fiction he is often shown interacting with humans, in addition to the higher angels' role as warriors. Many also identify him as the angel of the Last Judgement, and with the Ministering Angel who came to Jesus in Gethsemane. Gabriel, known as Jibril, plays a similar role in UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} (he appears to Muhammad, and the revelations so transmitted are ''Literature/TheQuran'') and the Baha'i Faith. In [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Latter-day Saint]] theology, Gabriel is believed to have led a mortal life as Noah.



* ''Literature/TheBible'', of course, is the TropeMaker, making Gabriel OlderThanFeudalism. He is described as "one having the appearance of a man," with a tendency to make people fall down in fright. Usually, he has to reassure them and tell them not to be afraid. In addition to announcing the birth of {{Jesus}} in the New Testament, Gabriel first appeared to the prophet Daniel to help interpret his [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalyptic visions]] of the future.

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* ''Literature/TheBible'', of course, is the TropeMaker, making Gabriel OlderThanFeudalism. He is described as "one having the appearance of a man," with a tendency to make people fall down in fright. Usually, he has to reassure them and tell them not to be afraid. In addition to announcing the birth of {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in the New Testament, Gabriel first appeared to the prophet Daniel to help interpret his [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalyptic visions]] of the future.
15th Feb '17 2:36:36 PM Tomodachi
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* In ''Webcomic/{{MyBestFriendMarneao}}'', Gabriel is the general of [[TheArmiesofHeaven Heaven's Army]]. He is a chubby juggernaut who could fight against abominations without problem. This is quite an odd take of him, since he is usually the messenger, not a general.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{MyBestFriendMarneao}}'', ''Webcomic/MyBestFriendMarneao'', Gabriel is the general of [[TheArmiesofHeaven Heaven's Army]]. He is a chubby juggernaut who could fight against abominations without problem. This is quite an odd take of him, since he is usually the messenger, not a general.
15th Feb '17 2:34:55 PM Tomodachi
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* In ''Webcomic/{{MyBestFriendMarneao}}'', Gabriel is the general of [[TheArmiesofHeaven Heaven's Army]]. He is a chubby juggernaut who could fight against abominations without problem. This is quite an odd take of him, since he is usually the messenger, not a general.
13th Jan '17 4:45:57 AM WillBGood
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* Gabriel appears in the comic book series ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' as an arrogant snob in London. He is constantly being tormented by his thoughts about whether God created him to be a good angel of mankind, or a powerful heavenly killer. John Constantine later tricks him into sleeping with a succubus, where he gets his heart ripped out of him. Although alive, Gabriel comes under control of Constantine, who uses him in his fight against [[{{Satan}} Satan, First of the Fallen]]. He is killed in the process.

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* Gabriel appears in the comic book series ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' as an arrogant snob in London. He is constantly being tormented by his thoughts about whether God created him to be a good angel of mankind, or a powerful heavenly killer. [[spoiler: And the Annunciation is actually depicted as Gabriel ''raping'' and impregnating Mary.]] John Constantine later tricks him into sleeping with a succubus, where he gets his heart ripped out of him. Although alive, Gabriel comes under control of Constantine, who uses him in his fight against [[{{Satan}} Satan, First of the Fallen]]. He is killed in the process.
12th Nov '16 12:25:04 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnnyCash's song "Ain't No Grave", he sings, "Well, look down yonder, Gabriel/Put your feet on the land and sea/But Gabriel, don't you blow your trumpet/Until you hear from me."

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* In JohnnyCash's Music/JohnnyCash's song "Ain't No Grave", he sings, "Well, look down yonder, Gabriel/Put your feet on the land and sea/But Gabriel, don't you blow your trumpet/Until you hear from me."
28th Oct '16 8:40:50 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', John Milton made Gabriel, complete with horn, chief of the angelic guards placed over Paradise. He's really {{badass}}.

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* In ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', John Milton made Gabriel, complete with horn, chief of the angelic guards placed over Paradise. He's really {{badass}}.
20th Jun '16 7:49:21 PM anza_sb
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* In ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'', Jibril is one of the Flügels, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent a race of angelic beings]] created as {{Living Weapon}}s. After the war ended, she collects books and knowledge from around the world.
5th Jun '16 6:26:18 PM piazza
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Deities}}'', Gabriel is God's messenger as well as personal servant. He's referred to as Gabe and most of the other angels don't particularly like him.
1st May '16 6:34:10 PM jamespolk
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He (and nowadays sometimes "[[ShesAManInJapan she]]") is a PublicDomainCharacter, from ''Literature/TheBible'', of course, though his status as an Archangel is never specified in the book itself.

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He (and nowadays sometimes "[[ShesAManInJapan she]]") is a PublicDomainCharacter, from ''Literature/TheBible'', Literature/TheBible, of course, though his status as an Archangel is never specified in the book itself.


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* He's TheLancer to {{God}} in ''Theatre/TheGreenPastures'', a SettingUpdate of the Old Testament in which Gabriel is often found urging God to give humanity a break.
4th Apr '16 5:35:08 AM Astrideric
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* Gabriel is one of the main angels in ''Webcomic/HolyBibble''. His job is very bureaucratic, and he often finds himself having to clean up some of the messes both the fallen and his fellow angels make.
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