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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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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.
3rd Jun '17 5:30:42 AM Twitchythe3rd
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* The Angels of the ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' series all have bright tendrils of light, though we only ever see one in action in a cut scene, and he gets his ass kicked (granted, he was doing pretty well until the second Prime Evil started ganking him). The counterexample is the most explicitly evil angel (from a human point of view), Malthael the angel of Death, who unsurprisingly has skeletal wings.

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* The Angels of the ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' series all have bright tendrils of light, though we only ever see one in action in a cut scene, and he gets his ass kicked (granted, he was doing pretty well until the second Prime Evil started ganking him). The counterexample is the most explicitly evil angel (from a human point of view), Malthael the angel of Death, who unsurprisingly has whose wings look skeletal wings.and made of mist.
3rd May '17 4:09:02 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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** [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] are exempt from this rule as they are allowed to run the gamut of alignments without restrictions on expectations (except for maybe [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience color]]). Depending on the work, they may run the gamut of wings, too. Bats are also usually exempt from this rule in works with {{Talking Animal}}s, unless AnimalStereotypes are in play.

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** [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] are exempt from this rule as they are allowed to run the gamut of alignments without restrictions on expectations (except for maybe [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience color]]). Depending on the work, they may run the gamut of wings, too. Bats are also usually exempt from this rule in works with {{Talking Animal}}s, unless AnimalStereotypes are in play. Similarly, if a creature is inspired by the pterodactyls of the Mesozoic Era, that has no real implications about moral qualities, it just means that it's a dinosaur-like creature.
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