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25th Sep '16 3:58:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGames/PrometheanTheCreated'' features ''qashmallim'', who are [[OurAngelsAreDifferent not-quite-but-maybe angels]] serving [[InMysteriousWays a cosmic Principle]]. There are arch-''qashmal'' as well, and when they show up, something big happens... [[SubvertedTrope though not necessarily nice]]. The book lists an example of an entire city convening to build an edifice before leaping off of it, and one adventure features [[spoiler: an arch-''qashmal'' about to irradiate all of Detroit unless the Prometheans make a sacrifice]].
* The ''TabletopGames/{{Exalted}}'', Celestials in general and Solars in particular, were this during the First Age. Sort of. And in the Age of Sorrows, the golden Chosen also come in nihilist black and hellfire green...

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* ''TabletopGames/PrometheanTheCreated'' ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' features ''qashmallim'', who are [[OurAngelsAreDifferent not-quite-but-maybe angels]] serving [[InMysteriousWays a cosmic Principle]]. There are arch-''qashmal'' as well, and when they show up, something big happens... [[SubvertedTrope though not necessarily nice]]. The book lists an example of an entire city convening to build an edifice before leaping off of it, and one adventure features [[spoiler: an arch-''qashmal'' about to irradiate all of Detroit unless the Prometheans make a sacrifice]].
* The ''TabletopGames/{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', Celestials in general and Solars in particular, were this during the First Age. Sort of. And in the Age of Sorrows, the golden Chosen also come in nihilist black and hellfire green...
25th Sep '16 3:51:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PrometheanTheCreated'' features ''qashmallim'', who are [[OurAngelsAreDifferent not-quite-but-maybe angels]] serving [[InMysteriousWays a cosmic Principle]]. There are arch-''qashmal'' as well, and when they show up, something big happens... [[SubvertedTrope though not necessarily nice]]. The book lists an example of an entire city convening to build an edifice before leaping off of it, and one adventure features [[spoiler: an arch-''qashmal'' about to irradiate all of Detroit unless the Prometheans make a sacrifice]].
* The {{Exalted}}, Celestials in general and Solars in particular, were this during the First Age. Sort of. And in the Age of Sorrows, the golden Chosen also come in nihilist black and hellfire green...

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* ''PrometheanTheCreated'' ''TabletopGames/PrometheanTheCreated'' features ''qashmallim'', who are [[OurAngelsAreDifferent not-quite-but-maybe angels]] serving [[InMysteriousWays a cosmic Principle]]. There are arch-''qashmal'' as well, and when they show up, something big happens... [[SubvertedTrope though not necessarily nice]]. The book lists an example of an entire city convening to build an edifice before leaping off of it, and one adventure features [[spoiler: an arch-''qashmal'' about to irradiate all of Detroit unless the Prometheans make a sacrifice]].
* The {{Exalted}}, ''TabletopGames/{{Exalted}}'', Celestials in general and Solars in particular, were this during the First Age. Sort of. And in the Age of Sorrows, the golden Chosen also come in nihilist black and hellfire green...
10th Aug '16 8:34:26 PM nombretomado
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* Raphael, Gabriel, Michael, and Uriel are invoked by name during rituals in the {{Deryni}} novels. They variously manifest as pillars of light, or elements (earth, air, fire and water), or luminous beings that seem to have wings. They are identified with compass points or the Four Winds as well as the Four Elements (Earth, Air, Fire and Water):

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* Raphael, Gabriel, Michael, and Uriel are invoked by name during rituals in the {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} novels. They variously manifest as pillars of light, or elements (earth, air, fire and water), or luminous beings that seem to have wings. They are identified with compass points or the Four Winds as well as the Four Elements (Earth, Air, Fire and Water):
2nd Aug '16 6:58:40 PM AtticusOmundson
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* The archangel in ''Anime/QueensBlade'' is shown to be second to God in terms of authority, with six pairs of wings in comparison to a normal angel's one. She is often found disciplining Nanael for her rather unholy acts being a rather large embarrassment to the rest of her angelic comrades.
29th Jun '16 6:30:50 PM Doug86
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* In the ''YoungWizards'' series there's the Winged Defender, a.k.a. the [[{{God}} One's]] Champion ([[AllMythsAreTrue a.k.a. Thor, a.k.a. Athena, a.k.a. the archangel Michael]]). S/He only rarely intervenes directly, since fully manifesting strains the fabric of reality almost to the breaking point, but when s/he ''does'', s/he has no problem kicking the ass of the [[{{Satan}} Lone Power]]. In addition to occasionally kicking the ass of the BigBad, his/her responsibilities include granting the titular wizards their power ([[AllMythsAreTrue which was the inspiration for the legend of Prometheus]]), and also keeping the TrueName of {{God}} in several separate pieces, since the sheer power radiated by God's whole name would [[ApocalypseHow destroy entire universes]].

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* In the ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series there's the Winged Defender, a.k.a. the [[{{God}} One's]] Champion ([[AllMythsAreTrue a.k.a. Thor, a.k.a. Athena, a.k.a. the archangel Michael]]). S/He only rarely intervenes directly, since fully manifesting strains the fabric of reality almost to the breaking point, but when s/he ''does'', s/he has no problem kicking the ass of the [[{{Satan}} Lone Power]]. In addition to occasionally kicking the ass of the BigBad, his/her responsibilities include granting the titular wizards their power ([[AllMythsAreTrue which was the inspiration for the legend of Prometheus]]), and also keeping the TrueName of {{God}} in several separate pieces, since the sheer power radiated by God's whole name would [[ApocalypseHow destroy entire universes]].
18th Jun '16 9:26:03 AM Morgenthaler
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They're the top [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] (or angel-like beings) around, and can usually be found as the heads of a CouncilOfAngels. The one thing they have in common is that they can [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking kick a whole lot of ass]] and are usually the {{Big Good}}s of the setting.

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They're the top [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] (or angel-like beings) around, and can usually be found as the heads of a CouncilOfAngels. The one thing they have in common is that they can [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking kick a whole lot of ass]] and are usually the {{Big Good}}s of the setting.
setting. They're pretty much always the officers when TheArmiesOfHeaven show up.
14th Jun '16 12:12:03 PM Pannic
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* ''Talbetopgame/Pathfinder'' has the Empyreal Lords, who are demigods representing the good outsider races (archons, angels, agathions, and azatas).
30th May '16 5:49:19 PM CaptEquinox
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* There's [[http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/myths-over-miami-6393117 an article about the folktales shared by homeless children in Miami]] (and presumably in some other places) in which this type of angels are frequently mentioned.
16th Apr '16 9:53:51 AM KillerClowns
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' has the angels acting as the antagonists. Those who bear the title of "Archangel" are merely {{Elite Mook}}s; closer to the spirit of this trope are four Audito, who claim ties to cardinal virtues ([[{{Hypocrite}} that they rarely demonstrate]]), wield ElementalPowers, are at the least the size of buildings, have appearances more befitting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, and [[MotorMouth never shut up]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' has the angels acting as the antagonists. Those who bear the title of "Archangel" are merely {{Elite Mook}}s; closer to the spirit of this trope are four Audito, who claim ties to cardinal virtues ([[{{Hypocrite}} that they rarely demonstrate]]), wield ElementalPowers, are at the least the size of buildings, have appearances more befitting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, and [[MotorMouth [[YouTalkTooMuch never shut up]].
16th Apr '16 9:47:56 AM KillerClowns
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' has the angels acting as the antagonists. Those who bear the title of "Archangel" are merely {{King Mook}}s; closer to the spirit of this trope are four Audito, who claim ties to cardinal virtues ([[{{Hypocrite}} that they rarely demonstrate]]), wield ElementalPowers, are at the least the size of buildings, have appearances more befitting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, and [[MotorMouth never shut up]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' has the angels acting as the antagonists. Those who bear the title of "Archangel" are merely {{King {{Elite Mook}}s; closer to the spirit of this trope are four Audito, who claim ties to cardinal virtues ([[{{Hypocrite}} that they rarely demonstrate]]), wield ElementalPowers, are at the least the size of buildings, have appearances more befitting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, and [[MotorMouth never shut up]].
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