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3rd Jan '18 8:06:48 PM DustSnitch
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* In the novel ''Literature/GoodOmens'', both angel and demon wings are the same, despite [[CoversAlwaysLie what some of the cover art suggests]], though angel wings are described as being less groomed (because [[EvilIsSexy demons are more stylish]]). The BrokenBase rages to a ridiculous degree over the colour of the wings; the division is between those who portray angels with white wings and demons with black wings (usually the FanGirl subset) and those who interpret "the same" to mean they all have white wings (who usually take it as SeriousBusiness). Which is silly, given that the colour is never specified on ''either'' side in the book, and the characters are all shapeshifters anyway, so they could have [[Literature/{{Discworld}} octarine]] wings for all we know. The one exception is [[TheGrimReaper Azrael]], whose wings are described as being more like wing-shaped holes in space.



* Played with in Literature/WickedLovely, with the few [[TheFairFolk fey]] that have wings, that is.
** Keenan's summer court has a [[HornyDevils sucubus]] named Cerise, who seems to be a rare exception to the bat wings=evil rule.
** Likewise, Bananach, who is arguably the series' only non-[[GreyAndGrayMorality grey]] villain, has black angel wings.
*** So does Irial, though. It could just be a dark court thing.
*** TheFairFolk are famous for having BlueAndOrangeMorality, which makes it somewhat hard to say where any of the characters are on the good/evil scale. Irial, at least, is ChaoticNeutral or a NobleDemon at worst.
* In ''Literature/{{The Guardians|MeljeanBrook}}'', demons have batlike wings, while [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Guardians]] have white feathery wings. Among the Guardians, Michael's wings are black, [[spoiler: one of the signs he wasn't born human, but half-human and half-demon]].
* The slake-moths in ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'' have dark color-changing wings which are literally nightmarish to any sentient creature that looks at them. The moths aren't exactly evil, more like amoral eldritch horrors, but they're smart enough to use their wings as weapons.

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* Played with in Literature/WickedLovely, with the few [[TheFairFolk fey]] that have wings, that is.
** Keenan's summer court has a [[HornyDevils sucubus]] named Cerise, who seems to be a rare exception to the bat wings=evil rule.
** Likewise, Bananach, who is arguably the series' only non-[[GreyAndGrayMorality grey]] villain, has black angel wings.
*** So does Irial, though. It could just be a dark court thing.
*** TheFairFolk are famous for having BlueAndOrangeMorality, which makes it somewhat hard to say where any of the characters are on the good/evil scale. Irial, at least, is ChaoticNeutral or a NobleDemon at worst.
* In ''Literature/{{The Guardians|MeljeanBrook}}'', demons have batlike wings, while [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Guardians]] have white feathery wings. Among the Guardians, Michael's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Satan's wings are black, [[spoiler: one of the signs he wasn't born human, but half-human and half-demon]].
* The slake-moths in ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation''
directly compared to a bat's because they have dark color-changing wings which no feathers, showing his corruption. In contrast, the holy and perfect angels of Purgatory are literally nightmarish to any sentient creature described as having pure white or pure green[[note]]representing faith or hope[[/note]] "eternal pinions, that looks at them. The moths aren't exactly evil, more do not moult themselves like amoral eldritch horrors, but they're smart enough to use their wings as weapons.mortal hair."



* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Regained]]'', Miranda's energy wings cause much consideration of her background. [[spoiler:And Astreus's regaining angelic wings indicates that heaven is not closed to him.]]



* In J. Eifie Nichols's ''[[Literature/TheRadiantDawn The Radiant Dawn]]'', this is played straight with both Dawn's angelic wings and Tyadrig's demonic wings.



* In ''Literature/RachelGriffin'', [[spoiler: The red-eyed Raven is revealed to have black angel wings, and to be GoodIsNotNice]].

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* In ''Literature/RachelGriffin'', the novel ''Literature/GoodOmens'', both angel and demon wings are the same, despite [[CoversAlwaysLie what some of the cover art suggests]], though angel wings are described as being less groomed (because [[EvilIsSexy demons are more stylish]]). The BrokenBase rages to a ridiculous degree over the colour of the wings; the division is between those who portray angels with white wings and demons with black wings (usually the FanGirl subset) and those who interpret "the same" to mean they all have white wings (who usually take it as SeriousBusiness). Which is silly, given that the colour is never specified on ''either'' side in the book, and the characters are all shapeshifters anyway, so they could have [[Literature/{{Discworld}} octarine]] wings for all we know. The one exception is [[TheGrimReaper Azrael]], whose wings are described as being more like wing-shaped holes in space.
* In ''Literature/{{The Guardians|MeljeanBrook}}'', demons have batlike wings, while [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Guardians]] have white feathery wings. Among the Guardians, Michael's wings are black,
[[spoiler: The red-eyed Raven is revealed to have black angel wings, one of the signs he wasn't born human, but half-human and to be GoodIsNotNice]].half-demon]].


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* The slake-moths in ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'' have dark color-changing wings which are literally nightmarish to any sentient creature that looks at them. The moths aren't exactly evil, more like amoral eldritch horrors, but they're smart enough to use their wings as weapons.
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Regained]]'', Miranda's energy wings cause much consideration of her background. [[spoiler:And Astreus's regaining angelic wings indicates that heaven is not closed to him.]]
* In ''Literature/RachelGriffin'', [[spoiler: The red-eyed Raven is revealed to have black angel wings, and to be GoodIsNotNice]].
* In J. Eifie Nichols's ''[[Literature/TheRadiantDawn The Radiant Dawn]]'', this is played straight with both Dawn's angelic wings and Tyadrig's demonic wings.
* Played with in ''Literature/WickedLovely'', with the few [[TheFairFolk fey]] that have wings, that is.
** Keenan's summer court has a [[HornyDevils sucubus]] named Cerise, who seems to be a rare exception to the bat wings=evil rule.
** Likewise, Bananach, who is arguably the series' only non-[[GreyAndGrayMorality grey]] villain, has black angel wings.
*** So does Irial, though. It could just be a dark court thing.
*** TheFairFolk are famous for having BlueAndOrangeMorality, which makes it somewhat hard to say where any of the characters are on the good/evil scale. Irial, at least, is ChaoticNeutral or a NobleDemon at worst.
8th Dec '17 6:43:11 AM kyojikasshu
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* Angel of the ''Comicbook/XMen'' has white feathery wings during his early incarnation. Later, he is grabbed by ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} and experimented upon, and his wings become metallic and retractable.

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* Angel of the ''Comicbook/XMen'' has white feathery wings during his early incarnation. Later, he is grabbed by ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} and experimented upon, and his wings become metallic and retractable.retractable, and capable of shooting poison-tipped feather-blades as well.
13th Sep '17 10:01:57 AM BeerBaron
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** Winged Twilights are a [[BatOutOfHell bat-like]] form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] with some [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy-like]] traits. Though they serve the typically "good" Daedric Prince Azura, Winged Twilights possess traditionally "evil" bat-like wings.
24th Aug '17 9:02:28 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', Mephala is a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] whose sphere is "obscured to mortals", but who is associated with [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation, lies, sex, and secrets]]. Her ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' appearance gives her bat-like "glider" wings connecting from her sides to her wrists.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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Mephala is a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] whose sphere is "obscured to mortals", but who is associated with [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation, lies, sex, and secrets]]. Her ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' appearance gives her bat-like "glider" wings connecting from her sides to her wrists.
** Meridia is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is likewise "obscured" to mortals, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. She has a FallenAngel backstory and is typically considered one of the "good" Daedra, but definitely has elements of GoodIsNotNice present. Some depictions, such as her statue in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', show her as a [[WingedHumanoid beautiful woman with angel-like wings]].
23rd Aug '17 8:06:59 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', Mephala is a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] whose sphere is "obscured to mortals", but who is associated with [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation, lies, sex, and secrets]]. Her ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' appearance gives her bat-like "glider" wings connecting from her sides to her wrists.
23rd Jul '17 11:58:13 AM WillBGood
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* The left panel of Creator/HieronymusBosch's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Haywain_Triptych "Haywain Triptych"]] shows the rebel angels being cast out of heaven-- in this case, they start developing ''insect'' wings.
4th Jul '17 8:51:39 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' combines bird and bat wings: they resemble those of an eagle, while having the bat thumb to add SpikesOfVillainy.
** Actually, most birds do have such a thumb, it just usually isn't quite so visible.

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* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' combines bird and bat wings: they resemble those of an eagle, while having the a spike similar to a bat thumb to add SpikesOfVillainy.
** Actually, most birds do have such a thumb, it just usually isn't quite so visible.
SpikesOfVillainy.
4th Jul '17 8:46:11 PM Theriocephalus
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* '''[[HotWings Flaming wings]]''' are usually demon wings (think [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Balrog]]) but are not evil that often (think [[ThePhoenix phoenix]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent seraphim]] or [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]]). Probably 'cause they [[IncendiaryExponent look so damn]] ''[[RuleOfCool cool]]''. And this hue hangs together with FlamingSword just nice, isn't it, dear?



* '''Light Wings''': Much like Flaming Wings or Energy Wing, might be a [[LightEmUp connection to the sun]]. May be a case of LightIsGood or LightIsNotGood.

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* ** '''[[HotWings Flaming wings]]''' are usually demon wings (think [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the Balrog]]) but can also go to simply badass and/or fire-themed beings (think [[ThePhoenix phoenixes]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent seraphim]] or [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]]). Probably 'cause they [[IncendiaryExponent look so damn]] ''[[RuleOfCool cool]]''. And this hue hangs together with FlamingSword just nice, doesn’t it, dear?
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'''Light Wings''': Much like Flaming Wings or Energy Wing, might be Can imply a [[LightEmUp connection to the sun]]. May be a case of LightIsGood or LightIsNotGood.
25th Jun '17 1:31:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheGuardians'', demons have batlike wings, while [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Guardians]] have white feathery wings. Among the Guardians, Michael's wings are black, [[spoiler: one of the signs he wasn't born human, but half-human and half-demon]].

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* In ''Literature/TheGuardians'', ''Literature/{{The Guardians|MeljeanBrook}}'', demons have batlike wings, while [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Guardians]] have white feathery wings. Among the Guardians, Michael's wings are black, [[spoiler: one of the signs he wasn't born human, but half-human and half-demon]].
14th Jun '17 8:12:17 PM DustSnitch
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* The Art/SistineChapel's fresco ''The Temptations of Christ'' gives the Angels feathered, white wings to indicate their loyalty and holiness while Satan tries and fails to disguise his black bat wings while antagonizing UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ.

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* The Art/SistineChapel's fresco ''The Temptations of Christ'' gives the Angels feathered, white wings to indicate their loyalty and holiness while Satan {{Satan}} tries and fails to disguise his black bat wings while antagonizing UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ.wings, giving away his identity as a withered and corrupted angel that only wishes to make the heroic [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]] as disgusting as him.
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