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25th May '17 10:59:06 PM Az_Tech341
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In occult grimoires, he is listed as the [[ThePowerOfTheSun planetary angel of the Sun]], ruling over the sign of Leo and being described as "[[{{Irony}} arrogant]] and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters prideful]]". [[note]]Interestingly, another angel, [[FallenAngel Shamsiel]], is listed as ruling over the Sun, being the guardian of the East and also ruling over the Fourth Heaven. Both Michael and Shamsiel are also cherubs.[[/note]] This is sometimes present as GeniusBonus in some works.

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In occult grimoires, he is listed as the [[ThePowerOfTheSun planetary angel of the Sun]], ruling over the sign of Leo and being described as "[[{{Irony}} arrogant]] and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters prideful]]". [[note]]Interestingly, another angel, [[FallenAngel Shamsiel]], is listed as ruling over the Sun, being the guardian of the East and also ruling over the Fourth Heaven. Both Michael and Shamsiel are also cherubs.[[/note]] This is sometimes present as GeniusBonus in some works.
23rd Apr '17 10:51:10 PM AgentSalt
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* in ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational'' book four, most of the the book is [[spoiler:Agent Franks]] giving an after-action report to a strange man in what is revealed to be [[spoiler:the afterlife]]. Once it's time to leave, the yet-unnamed man tells him to get in contact with a vampire hunter named Michael, before specifying "No relation."

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* in ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational'' book four, five, most of the the book is [[spoiler:Agent Franks]] giving an after-action report to a strange man in what is revealed to be [[spoiler:the afterlife]]. Once it's time to leave, the yet-unnamed man tells him to get in contact with a vampire hunter named Michael, before specifying "No relation."
23rd Apr '17 10:50:03 PM AgentSalt
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*in ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational'' book four, most of the the book is [[spoiler:Agent Franks]] giving an after-action report to a strange man in what is revealed to be [[spoiler:the afterlife]]. Once it's time to leave, the yet-unnamed man tells him to get in contact with a vampire hunter named Michael, before specifying "No relation."
19th Mar '17 4:33:11 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Dean Winchester, Michael's vessel, is described as "The Michael Sword". In this form Michael is destined to slay his brother Lucifer (who will occupy Sam's body) to end the Apocalypse and bring about Paradise on Earth. Michael himself has finally made an appearance by way of the 1970s version of John Winchester, revealing that the Winchester bloodline is made up of his vessels. Dean is not happy to learn this. [[GoodIsNotNice Also, he's just as much of a know-it-all dick as Lucifer.]] And then it turned out that [[spoiler:''Adam'' could also be used as the vessel. While inhabiting Adam, he's thrown into Lucifer's cage along with his brother in the season 5 finale. By season '11'', he's apparently a catatonic wreck.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Dean Winchester, Michael's vessel, is described as "The Michael Sword". In this form Michael is destined to slay his brother Lucifer (who will occupy Sam's body) to end the Apocalypse and bring about Paradise on Earth. Michael himself has finally made an appearance by way of the 1970s version of John Winchester, revealing that the Winchester bloodline is made up of his vessels. Dean is not happy to learn this. [[GoodIsNotNice Also, he's just as much of a know-it-all dick as Lucifer.]] And then it turned out that [[spoiler:''Adam'' could also be used as the vessel. While inhabiting Adam, he's thrown into Lucifer's cage along with his brother in the season 5 finale. By season '11'', '''11''', he's apparently a catatonic wreck.]]
4th Mar '17 3:26:16 PM Fireblood
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Because of {{meaningful name}}s, most characters simply named "Michael" will generally be good guys. Since they are Michael InNameOnly, please don't list them here. The name itself is "Who is like God" in Hebrew, possibly a mocking question presented to Satan during his rebellion.

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Because of {{meaningful name}}s, most characters simply named "Michael" will generally be good guys. Since they are Michael InNameOnly, please don't list them here. The name itself is "Who is like God" in Hebrew, possibly from a mocking question presented to Satan during his rebellion.
4th Mar '17 3:25:43 PM Fireblood
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Because of {{meaningful name}}s, most characters simply named "Michael" will generally be good guys. Since they are Michael InNameOnly, please don't list them here.

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Because of {{meaningful name}}s, most characters simply named "Michael" will generally be good guys. Since they are Michael InNameOnly, please don't list them here.
here. The name itself is "Who is like God" in Hebrew, possibly a mocking question presented to Satan during his rebellion.
28th Feb '17 9:00:41 AM LordNictus
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In ecclesiastical art and icons, Michael is represented in [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire Byzantine]] cataphract armour, usually wearing lamellar armour, helm and cloak, and armed with spear and FlamingSword Alternatively, he may be represented in wearing [[KnightInShiningArmor 15th century full plate armour]]. He is often represented as slaying a dragon with his lance.

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In ecclesiastical art and icons, Michael is represented in [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire Byzantine]] cataphract armour, armor, usually wearing lamellar armour, armor, helm and cloak, and armed with spear and FlamingSword FlamingSword. Alternatively, he may be represented in wearing [[KnightInShiningArmor 15th century full plate armour]].armor]]. He is often represented as slaying a dragon with his lance.



* Michael is name-dropped in the ''Film/GhostRider'' film, when Johnny takes refuge in St. Michael's church. The stained glass windows in the church depict Michael in his traditional spear-wielding pose. The gravekeeper doing Jonny's stitches mentions "Saint Michael himself" banishing [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] from {{Heaven}}.

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* Michael is name-dropped in the ''Film/GhostRider'' film, when Johnny takes refuge in St. Michael's church. The stained glass windows in the church depict Michael in his traditional spear-wielding pose. The gravekeeper grave keeper doing Jonny's stitches mentions "Saint Michael himself" banishing [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] from {{Heaven}}.



* In Literature/DoraWilkSeries he's the leader of Archangel Council (Heaven's ruling body) and generally the Trio's ally. He seems to be rather good frieds with Lucifer (although the Fall put quite a strain on that). Dora describes him as looking "[[UncannyValley too perfect to seem human]]".

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* In Literature/DoraWilkSeries he's the leader of Archangel Council (Heaven's ruling body) and generally the Trio's ally. He seems to be rather good frieds friends with Lucifer (although the Fall put quite a strain on that). Dora describes him as looking "[[UncannyValley too perfect to seem human]]".



** In the original conception of the ''Silmarillion''(''Unfinished Tales''), there was a Vala whose province was war and battle; but he was edited out of the final cut and his attributes transferred to Tulkas on the grounds that having a Vala of War would not have been appropriate in the good camp and who in any case would have been redundant in the original perflect world envisioned by the Creator.

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** In the original conception of the ''Silmarillion''(''Unfinished Tales''), there was a Vala whose province was war and battle; but he was edited out of the final cut and his attributes transferred to Tulkas on the grounds that having a Vala of War would not have been appropriate in the good camp and who in any case would have been redundant in the original perflect perfect world envisioned by the Creator.
11th Jan '17 10:44:21 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Naturally, the Creator/JohnTravolta movie ''Film/{{Michael}}'', in which said archangel is found living on earth.

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* Naturally, the Creator/JohnTravolta movie ''Film/{{Michael}}'', in which said archangel is found living on earth. While generally friendly, he's also portrayed as a BloodKnight completely unable to turn down any challenge (including winning a head butt contest with a bull).
24th Nov '16 4:57:15 AM Medinoc
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** In ''[[TabletopGame/InNomineSatanisMagnaVeritas In Nomine Satanis / Magna Veritas]]'', the much more tongue-in-cheek (read: blasphemously humorous) original French RPG, he's a converted Viking that sometimes relapses into some pagan practices (such as weapon worship or keeping trophies). Also, he still wields a [[AnAxeToGrind battle axe]] instead of a "noble" weapon. But nobody says anything, because without him {{Heaven}}'s forces would lose their [[BunnyEarsLawyer best warrior]].

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** In ''[[TabletopGame/InNomineSatanisMagnaVeritas In Nomine Satanis / Magna Veritas]]'', the much more tongue-in-cheek (read: blasphemously humorous) original French RPG, he's a converted Viking that sometimes relapses into some pagan practices (such as weapon worship or keeping trophies). Also, he still wields a [[AnAxeToGrind battle axe]] instead of a "noble" weapon. But nobody says anything, because without him {{Heaven}}'s forces would lose their [[BunnyEarsLawyer best warrior]]. His earthly HQ is in the Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy.
28th Oct '16 8:39:37 PM DustSnitch
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[[caption-width-right:300:[-''And lo, it was tasked to [[{{Badass}} Michael]], "cast out [[{{Satan}} ye rebellious brethren]] and [[SophisticatedAsHell whoop some monkey ass]]". And {{God}} saw that it was good.''-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[-''And lo, it was tasked to [[{{Badass}} Michael]], Michael, "cast out [[{{Satan}} ye rebellious brethren]] and [[SophisticatedAsHell whoop some monkey ass]]". And {{God}} saw that it was good.''-] ]]



The archangel Michael is one of the [[NominalImportance named]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] in the Abrahamic tradition, and is [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels ranked as the commander]] of the army of {{God}}. Generally seen as the {{foil}} to {{Satan}} ([[FallenAngel former angel Lucifer]]), Michael is one of the most important Angels in the Company of {{Heaven}}, as well as a first-class {{Badass}}. Unless Jesus ([[MamaBear or Mary]]) does it personally, Michael will be the one who finally banishes or kills Lucifer for good. Interestingly though, while the Literature/BookOfRevelation depicts Michael as leading the heavenly host in this fight, the iconic image of him standing over a defeated Lucifer and kicking him out of heaven ''personally'' actually comes from non-canonical texts, and [[WordOfDante got folded into popular mythology over time]].

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The archangel Michael is one of the [[NominalImportance named]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] in the Abrahamic tradition, and is [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels ranked as the commander]] of the army of {{God}}. Generally seen as the {{foil}} to {{Satan}} ([[FallenAngel former angel Lucifer]]), Michael is one of the most important Angels in the Company of {{Heaven}}, as well as a first-class {{Badass}}.badass. Unless Jesus ([[MamaBear or Mary]]) does it personally, Michael will be the one who finally banishes or kills Lucifer for good. Interestingly though, while the Literature/BookOfRevelation depicts Michael as leading the heavenly host in this fight, the iconic image of him standing over a defeated Lucifer and kicking him out of heaven ''personally'' actually comes from non-canonical texts, and [[WordOfDante got folded into popular mythology over time]].



** Tulkas is more alike in terms of personality, as he's the Vala who likes to wrestle and fight, though he's a comparatively low-ranked Vala rather than anything close to a leader or "{{God}}'s right-hand". He is the embodiment of [[{{Badass}} elemental arse-kicking]], though. In that respect, he can be seen as stronger than his brothers and sisters, and he was the only one Morgoth was actively afraid of even before his powers diminished to the point that any of the other Valar could beat him in a fight.

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** Tulkas is more alike in terms of personality, as he's the Vala who likes to wrestle and fight, though he's a comparatively low-ranked Vala rather than anything close to a leader or "{{God}}'s right-hand". He is the embodiment of [[{{Badass}} elemental arse-kicking]], arse-kicking, though. In that respect, he can be seen as stronger than his brothers and sisters, and he was the only one Morgoth was actively afraid of even before his powers diminished to the point that any of the other Valar could beat him in a fight.
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