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13th Aug '16 4:03:51 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also from the BlackCrusade RPG, [[PlayerCharacter Heretics]] can gain wings as a mutation. Heretics aligned to Khorne gain bat wings, Nurglites get fly's wings, Slaaneshi heretics get beautiful, gossamer-like "pinions", and followers of Tzeentch get bird's wings. Unaligned or Chaos Undivided characters are subject to the whims of players and the GM. Since all Heretics are, by definition, evil on some level, the Khornate wings are the only one that plays this trope completely straight.

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** Also from the BlackCrusade TabletopGame/BlackCrusade RPG, [[PlayerCharacter Heretics]] can gain wings as a mutation. Heretics aligned to Khorne gain bat wings, Nurglites get fly's wings, Slaaneshi heretics get beautiful, gossamer-like "pinions", and followers of Tzeentch get bird's wings. Unaligned or Chaos Undivided characters are subject to the whims of players and the GM. Since all Heretics are, by definition, evil on some level, the Khornate wings are the only one that plays this trope completely straight.
10th Aug '16 8:41:25 PM nombretomado
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* When the Archangels manifest in the {{Deryni}} novels (during [[HermeticMagic ritual magic]]), they're represented with energy wings -- except for Uriel, the Angel of Death, whose wings have black-green raven-like feathers.

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* When the Archangels manifest in the {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} novels (during [[HermeticMagic ritual magic]]), they're represented with energy wings -- except for Uriel, the Angel of Death, whose wings have black-green raven-like feathers.
30th Jul '16 2:35:33 PM Keybreak
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', all the fairies have fly wings (The pixies have the same kind, but square-shaped). The anti-fairies have bat wings.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', all the fairies have fly wings (The pixies have the same kind, but square-shaped). The Cupid and his cherubs have angel wings, and the anti-fairies have bat wings.
19th Jul '16 8:27:04 PM merotoker
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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 [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience 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 [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience [[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.



* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': There were ''no'' "good wings" in this series. The winged [[{{Robeast}} Mechasaurs]] had bat-like, membranous wings. Getter's wings were metallic... or bat-like, which it fits since being ''batshit'' crazy is a practically requeriment for being a Getter pilot.

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* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': There were ''no'' "good wings" in this series. The winged [[{{Robeast}} Mechasaurs]] had bat-like, membranous wings. Getter's wings were metallic... or bat-like, which it fits since being ''batshit'' crazy is a practically requeriment requirement for being a Getter pilot.



** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Mazinger-Z's MidSeasonUpgrade was a JetPack equipped with red, metallic -- and [[RazorWings razor]] -- wings. Many flying [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]] were also equipped with all sort of wings: bat wings (Deimos F3, Deviler X1, Archerian J5...), bird wings (Harpy X7), manta ray wings...
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Great Mazinger had two sets of wings: two red metallic wings unfolded from its back, and Big Booster (a grey JetPack docked on its back. Big Booster wings were triangular and grey-colored). Several squads of the Mykene Empire army were formed by animal-shaped, bio-mechanical {{Robeast}} (such like the Avian army or the Insect army), so it was usual seeing Monster Warriors equiped with wings of bat, bird or insect.

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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Mazinger-Z's MidSeasonUpgrade was a JetPack equipped with red, metallic -- and [[RazorWings razor]] {{razor|Wings}} -- wings. Many flying [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]] were also equipped with all sort of wings: bat wings (Deimos F3, Deviler X1, Archerian J5...), bird wings (Harpy X7), manta ray wings...
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Great Mazinger had two sets of wings: two red metallic wings unfolded from its back, and Big Booster (a grey JetPack docked on its back. Big Booster wings were triangular and grey-colored). Several squads of the Mykene Empire army were formed by animal-shaped, bio-mechanical {{Robeast}} (such like the Avian army or the Insect army), so it was usual seeing Monster Warriors equiped equipped with wings of bat, bird or insect.



* The Book of Darkness' humanoid form in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' comes with six black wings, perfect for an ArtifactOfDoom capable of destroying a few worlds whenever it's completed. [[spoiler:But it's revealed that it's not really evil, simply made unstable by its [[EnemyWithout defective defense program]]]].

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* The Book of Darkness' humanoid form in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' comes with six black wings, perfect for an ArtifactOfDoom capable of destroying a few worlds whenever it's completed. [[spoiler:But it's revealed that it's not really evil, simply made unstable by its [[EnemyWithout defective defense program]]]].program]].]]



* Van's wings in ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne'' are pure white, just like his mother's. His brother [[spoiler:Folken]]'s, on the other hand, are black. He explains to Hitomi his wings are black because of a fatal disease that's slowly killing him, but the "fallen angel" symbolism still stands.
* The opening ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' briefly depicts Unit #1 with a wing shaped AT field, doubling as both Energy Wings and Seraphic Wings, symbolizing (or [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic "symbolizes"]]) both the Eva's moral ambiguity and role in instrumentality.

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* Van's wings in ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' are pure white, just like his mother's. His brother [[spoiler:Folken]]'s, on the other hand, are black. He explains to Hitomi his wings are black because of a fatal disease that's slowly killing him, but the "fallen angel" symbolism still stands.
* The opening ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' briefly depicts Unit #1 with a wing shaped AT field, doubling as both Energy Wings and Seraphic Wings, symbolizing (or [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic [[FauxSymbolism "symbolizes"]]) both the Eva's moral ambiguity and role in instrumentality.



** Once a devil angel [[spoiler: was given to Belldandy to make her evil, but it ended getting "angelificated" by her, wings stayed demon-like, but changed color from black to white.]]

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** Once a devil angel [[spoiler: was given to Belldandy to make her evil, but it ended getting "angelificated" by her, wings stayed demon-like, but changed color from black to white.]]white]].



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[BigGuy Chouji's]] [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique red pill of power]] burns all the stored fat in his body, and gives butterfly wings of pure energy. Sasuke has two hand-like "wings" on his back when he releases the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide cursed seal]]. The users of Kujaku in the anime get a swallow-like configuration. The [[EldritchAbomination Seven-Tailed Beetle]] has 3 pairs of dragonfly-like wings and a tail, despite it being an [[MixAndMatchCritters armored Rhinoceros Beetle]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[BigGuy [[TheBigGuy Chouji's]] [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique red pill of power]] burns all the stored fat in his body, and gives butterfly wings of pure energy. Sasuke has two hand-like "wings" on his back when he releases the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide cursed seal]]. The users of Kujaku in the anime get a swallow-like configuration. The [[EldritchAbomination Seven-Tailed Beetle]] has 3 pairs of dragonfly-like wings and a tail, despite it being an [[MixAndMatchCritters armored Rhinoceros Beetle]].



** This trope was actually [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] when Maka first used her power to have [[spoiler:newly-appointed Death Scythe]] Soul grow wings in weapon form: the first set of wings he makes are bat-like, which upsets Maka, who was getting a little too into the angel image. She insist he makes some "cute" little, detached feathered wings and he complies, but said wings turn out to be hard to fly with. When they have to fight, Maka realizes her mistake and instead has Soul make ''three'' sets of wings, which are feathered but much larger and more badass-looking.
** Maka and Soul get 'wing' decorations on her hair and the back end of his scythe-form for [[spoiler:their final 'black blood' dress/armour transformation, only for them both to turn ''white'' when Crona uses the black blood to seal Asura.]] As per Maka's fantasies, she does indeed look rather like an angel. Albeit a very angry and determined one. [[ReCut Some extra pages found in the collected version of the chapter]] explained why this happened: [[spoiler:when Asura tried to keep Maka and Soul from leaving his body, he [[NiceJobFixingItVillain removed the black blood by accident.]]]]

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** This trope was actually [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] {{discussed|Trope}} when Maka first used her power to have [[spoiler:newly-appointed Death Scythe]] Soul grow wings in weapon form: the first set of wings he makes are bat-like, which upsets Maka, who was getting a little too into the angel image. She insist he makes some "cute" little, detached feathered wings and he complies, but said wings turn out to be hard to fly with. When they have to fight, Maka realizes her mistake and instead has Soul make ''three'' sets of wings, which are feathered but much larger and more badass-looking.
** Maka and Soul get 'wing' decorations on her hair and the back end of his scythe-form for [[spoiler:their final 'black blood' dress/armour transformation, only for them both to turn ''white'' when Crona uses the black blood to seal Asura.]] Asura]]. As per Maka's fantasies, she does indeed look rather like an angel. Albeit a very angry and determined one. [[ReCut Some extra pages found in the collected version of the chapter]] explained why this happened: [[spoiler:when Asura tried to keep Maka and Soul from leaving his body, he [[NiceJobFixingItVillain removed the black blood by accident.]]]]accident]]]].



** [[MagicalGirl Princess Tutu]] and [[DarkMagicalGirl Princess Kraehe]] sprout white and black ([[ColorCodedForYourConvenience respectively]]) bird wings at different points. It's more about [[SwanLake White Swan/Black Swan]] than angels, though.
** Kraehe and [[spoiler: Mytho]] get black wings on their costumes [[OnceAnEpisode frequently]] during season 2. They have feathers, but since the wings attach to the arms and spread down to the legs (and they're out to steal the hearts of young maidens), it's very reminiscent of the vampire wings/cape.

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** [[MagicalGirl Princess Tutu]] and [[DarkMagicalGirl Princess Kraehe]] sprout white and black ([[ColorCodedForYourConvenience ([[ColourCodedForYourConvenience respectively]]) bird wings at different points. It's more about [[SwanLake [[Theatre/SwanLake White Swan/Black Swan]] than angels, though.
** Kraehe and [[spoiler: Mytho]] get black wings on their costumes [[OnceAnEpisode [[OncePerEpisode frequently]] during season 2. They have feathers, but since the wings attach to the arms and spread down to the legs (and they're out to steal the hearts of young maidens), it's very reminiscent of the vampire wings/cape.



* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler:Madoka has Aethereal Wings, in the form of abstract angel wings, to symbolise her Ascension.]] Homura gets what might just be the most awesome pair of Energy Wings to ever exist after [[spoiler:Madoka's ascension.]] [[http://guuchan.alexlmlo.net/guuchan/Saihomu.jpg See for yourself]].
** After ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'', [[spoiler: Homura gains black-feathered wings to contrast with Madoka's angelic aesthetic after becoming a demon. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation May]][[ZeroApprovalGambit be.]]]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler:Madoka has Aethereal Wings, in the form of abstract angel wings, to symbolise her Ascension.]] Ascension]]. Homura gets what might just be the most awesome pair of Energy Wings to ever exist after [[spoiler:Madoka's ascension.]] ascension]]. [[http://guuchan.alexlmlo.net/guuchan/Saihomu.jpg See for yourself]].
** After ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'', [[spoiler: Homura gains black-feathered wings to contrast with Madoka's angelic aesthetic after becoming a demon. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation May]][[ZeroApprovalGambit be.]]]]be]]]].



* Angel of the ''Comicbook/XMen'' has white feathery wings during his early incarnation. Later, he is grabbed by 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 Apocalypse ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} and experimented upon, and his wings become metallic and retractable.



* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' doesn't fulfill this trope, but he [[InvokedTrope invokes it]] for all it's worth--half the point of the cape is to make him scary.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' doesn't fulfill this trope, but he [[InvokedTrope invokes it]] for all it's worth--half the point of the cape is [[TerrorHero to make him scary.scary]].



* Parodied with Jeffiroth of the ''KingdomHearts'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines'' in his OneWingedAngel form:

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* Parodied with Jeffiroth of the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines'' in his OneWingedAngel form:



* 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 [[GrimReaper Azrael]], whose wings are described as being more like wing-shaped holes in space.

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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 [[GrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper Azrael]], whose wings are described as being more like wing-shaped holes in space.



* 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'', 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.]]half-demon]].



* In a short story by the Israeli writer EtgarKeret there’s a lonely man who believes a superstition about a local hole in a wall that grants wishes screamed into it. He wishes for an angel to become his friend, and later he meets a winged man (typical bird-like angel wings) who befriends him. That man is somewhat of an arsehole, and at the end of the story, when he asks him to fly around, [[spoiler:the angel refuses, so he pushes him off the roof they’re on, only to find out he can’t fly and just crashes on the curb. He realises that the alleged angel was no angel, just a liar with wings.]]

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* In a short story by the Israeli writer EtgarKeret there’s a lonely man who believes a superstition about a local hole in a wall that grants wishes screamed into it. He wishes for an angel to become his friend, and later he meets a winged man (typical bird-like angel wings) who befriends him. That man is somewhat of an arsehole, and at the end of the story, when he asks him to fly around, [[spoiler:the angel refuses, so he pushes him off the roof they’re on, only to find out he can’t fly and just crashes on the curb. He realises that the alleged angel was no angel, just a liar with wings.]]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'', [[spoiler: The red-eyed Raven is revealed to have black angel wings, and to be GoodIsNotNice.]]GoodIsNotNice]].



* In the ''Series/{{Fallen}}'' mini-series, all angels and [[HalfHumanHybrid Nephilim]] have white angelic wings. Since the only truly evil characters are [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Azazel]] and [[TheDevil Lucifer]]]], and their wings are cut off, it is not clear if anyone has different wings. While the Powers believe all Nephilim are inherently evil, the few shown on-screen (including the main character and his LoveInterest) are shown to be decent people (teenagers, usually). In fact, the Powers change their minds once Archangel Michael shows up to tell them that their self-imposed quest to hunt down {{Fallen Angel}}s and their offspring is ''not'' a part of the [[{{God}} Creator]]'s plan.

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* In the ''Series/{{Fallen}}'' mini-series, all angels and [[HalfHumanHybrid Nephilim]] have white angelic wings. Since the only truly evil characters are [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Azazel]] and [[TheDevil Lucifer]]]], and their wings are cut off, it is not clear if anyone has different wings. While the Powers believe all Nephilim are inherently evil, the few shown on-screen (including the main character and his LoveInterest) {{Love Interest|s}}) are shown to be decent people (teenagers, usually). In fact, the Powers change their minds once Archangel Michael shows up to tell them that their self-imposed quest to hunt down {{Fallen Angel}}s and their offspring is ''not'' a part of the [[{{God}} Creator]]'s plan.



* ''PlanescapeTorment'' has two subversions: Fall-From-Grace has traditional succubus bat wings, but is an AscendedDemon (or, at least, one who's chosen to be good). Trias the angel has a charred skeletal husk left of his angel wings after the prison guards in Curst burned them. [[spoiler:In Trias' case, it's a DoubleSubversion -- his wings burned off when [[FallenAngel he fell from Celestia]].]]

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has two subversions: Fall-From-Grace has traditional succubus bat wings, but is an AscendedDemon (or, at least, one who's chosen to be good). Trias the angel has a charred skeletal husk left of his angel wings after the prison guards in Curst burned them. [[spoiler:In Trias' case, it's a DoubleSubversion -- his wings burned off when [[FallenAngel he fell from Celestia]].]]



* [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight]] has bat wings, but tends to be a hero, just with some rather [[DarkIsNotEvil dark motifs]]. Galacta Knight is just the [[LightIsNotGood opposite]], with angelic down-spewing wings, but an ([[ExcusePlot apparent]]) history of destruction.

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* [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Franchise/{{Kirby}}: Meta Knight]] Knight has bat wings, but tends to be a hero, just with some rather [[DarkIsNotEvil dark motifs]]. Galacta Knight is just the [[LightIsNotGood opposite]], with angelic down-spewing wings, but an ([[ExcusePlot apparent]]) history of destruction.



* The wings are never visible, but OdaNobunaga and Akechi Mitsuhide still keep shedding pitch black and pure white feathers all over the place anyway in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''. Played straight at first, but DarkIsNotEvil and LightIsNotGood has started to creep in.
* In the ''{{Metroid}}'' games, [[ArchEnemy Ridley]] is an example of a dragon whose Devil Wings do indicate his evilness. In the ''MetroidPrime'' subseries, the cybernetic Meta Ridley is upgraded with partial-Energy Wings. The latter is subverted partway through the Meta Ridley boss fight in the original ''Metroid Prime'', where Ridley becomes [[ThatOneBoss far more dangerous]] after his wings burn away from all the damage he's taken.

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* The wings are never visible, but OdaNobunaga UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga and Akechi Mitsuhide still keep shedding pitch black and pure white feathers all over the place anyway in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''. Played straight at first, but DarkIsNotEvil and LightIsNotGood has started to creep in.
* In the ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games, [[ArchEnemy Ridley]] is an example of a dragon whose Devil Wings do indicate his evilness. In the ''MetroidPrime'' ''VideoGame/{{Metroid Prime|Trilogy}}'' subseries, the cybernetic Meta Ridley is upgraded with partial-Energy Wings. The latter is subverted partway through the Meta Ridley boss fight in the original ''Metroid Prime'', where Ridley becomes [[ThatOneBoss far more dangerous]] after his wings burn away from all the damage he's taken.



** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' Vayne gains a set of mechanical-energy wings when he fuses with [[spoiler:Venat]] for the last of the BossRush on the [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Bahamut]].

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' Vayne gains a set of mechanical-energy wings when he fuses with [[spoiler:Venat]] for the last of the BossRush on the [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Bahamut]].



* In the first ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] hides a single black bat-wing under his cloak, contrasting with Sephiroth's angelic wing. By the time of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Cloud no longer has his wing (yes, Donald mentions that he looks different), whereas Sephiroth now has two additional wings sprouting out of his thighs.

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* In the first ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts|I}}'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] hides a single black bat-wing under his cloak, contrasting with Sephiroth's angelic wing. By the time of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Cloud no longer has his wing (yes, Donald mentions that he looks different), whereas Sephiroth now has two additional wings sprouting out of his thighs.



* Mostly averted in ''WorldOfWarcraft''. There are good and evil representatives of essentially every race present in the game. However, none of them are playable races or their allies, so you tend to end up killing them. Bone wings with scraps of flesh in between on undead dragons, which don't possess enough free will to have an alignment. Feathery angelic wings on harpies, who are mostly bad but descended from a good (but angry) minor deity. Bat wings on the demons, also mostly bad, but there are some apparently neutral(ish) ones.
* Jak's [[SuperMode Light form]] in ''Jak3Wastelander'' has very, very glowy radiant energy wings. [[http://www.quizilla.com/user_images/Z/zimboy/1089293017_erLightJak.JPG Take a peek]].

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* Mostly averted in ''WorldOfWarcraft''.''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. There are good and evil representatives of essentially every race present in the game. However, none of them are playable races or their allies, so you tend to end up killing them. Bone wings with scraps of flesh in between on undead dragons, which don't possess enough free will to have an alignment. Feathery angelic wings on harpies, who are mostly bad but descended from a good (but angry) minor deity. Bat wings on the demons, also mostly bad, but there are some apparently neutral(ish) ones.
* Jak's [[SuperMode Light form]] in ''Jak3Wastelander'' ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' has very, very glowy radiant energy wings. [[http://www.quizilla.com/user_images/Z/zimboy/1089293017_erLightJak.JPG Take a peek]].wings.



* In ''VideoGame/NexusWar'', angel character classes can get white feathery wings, demon classes can get leathery bat wings (except for Void Walkers, who get to say "Screw the laws of physics" and walk through walls), while neutral classes use some other means of getting around. (SuperSpeed, targeted [[MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning reincarnation]], teleportation, or turning into a bat.)

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* In ''VideoGame/NexusWar'', angel character classes can get white feathery wings, demon classes can get leathery bat wings (except for Void Walkers, who get to say "Screw the laws of physics" and walk through walls), while neutral classes use some other means of getting around. (SuperSpeed, targeted [[MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning reincarnation]], teleportation, or turning into a bat.)



* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'', the Celestrians have white, feathery wings. However, [[spoiler: after being corrupted by his hate for humanity, Celestrians Corvus' wings lose their feathers, revealing them as green and bat-like underneath. King Godwin, another boss and villian, has a second form which has bone wings.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'', the Celestrians have white, feathery wings. However, [[spoiler: after being corrupted by his hate for humanity, Celestrians Corvus' wings lose their feathers, revealing them as green and bat-like underneath. King Godwin, another boss and villian, has a second form which has bone wings.]]wings]].



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':Uses this in the games with the Divine Dragons like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Akaneia]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Elibe]]. The friendly Divine Dragons have feathery angel wings, while the enemy manakete tribes tend to have leatery dragon wings or [[HotWings fire wings]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTq8MfJrUngyo Here's a good example in video form]].

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':Uses ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' uses this in the games with the Divine Dragons like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Akaneia]] ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Akaneia]]'' and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Elibe]].''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Elibe]]''. The friendly Divine Dragons have feathery angel wings, while the enemy manakete tribes tend to have leatery dragon wings or [[HotWings fire wings]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTq8MfJrUngyo Here's a good example in video form]].



* In ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'', you can craft a pair of each. But besides material and appearence, they do exactly the same.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'', you can craft a pair of each. But besides material and appearence, appearance, they do exactly the same.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler:Jack Noir has crow wings.]] He is not a good guy. ''At all''. On the other hand, post Act 5, [[spoiler:PM has white wings for the same reason]] and is one of the good guys.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler:Jack Noir has crow wings.]] wings]]. He is not a good guy. ''At all''. On the other hand, post Act 5, [[spoiler:PM has white wings for the same reason]] and is one of the good guys.



** Regina (a young Demon) has mixed wings (one demon wing and one bone wing) because [[RuleOfCool she thinks it looks]] BadAss

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** Regina (a young Demon) has mixed wings (one demon wing and one bone wing) because [[RuleOfCool she thinks it looks]] BadAssBadAss.



* In ''{{Webcomic/Goblins}}'' [[spoiler: Kore finally uses a paladin power, and as a result temporarily manifests screaming faces on chains forming two huge wing shapes.]]

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* In ''{{Webcomic/Goblins}}'' [[spoiler: Kore finally uses a paladin power, and as a result temporarily manifests screaming faces on chains forming two huge wing shapes.]]shapes]].



* ''Webcomic/SquidRow'' How to tell apart GoodAngelBadAngel [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=538 in cherub form]].

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* ''Webcomic/SquidRow'' ''Webcomic/SquidRow'': How to tell apart GoodAngelBadAngel [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=538 in cherub form]].



** Discord has one angelic and one demonic wing, quite [[KnightOfCerebus fittingly]]. Although this may be explained by him being a MixAndMatchCritter.

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** Discord has one angelic and one demonic wing, quite [[KnightOfCerebus fittingly]]. Although this may be explained by him being a MixAndMatchCritter.{{Mix and Match Critter|s}}.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', all the fairies have fly wings (The pixies have the same kind, but square-shaped). The anti-fairies have bat wings.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': Falan the evil fairy in "The Magic Rattle" has bat wings compared to good fairies.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', all the fairies have fly wings (The pixies have the same kind, but square-shaped). The anti-fairies have bat wings.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'':
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Falan the evil fairy in "The Magic Rattle" has bat wings compared to good fairies.
14th Jul '16 10:00:55 PM Theriocephalus
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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 [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color]]). Depending on the work, they may run the gamut of wings, too.
* '''[[BatOutOfHell Bat Wings]]''' [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] are sometimes known to have bat wings, especially if they can go OneWingedAngel.

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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 expectations (except for maybe [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color]]). Depending on the work, they may run the gamut of wings, too.
too. Bats are also usually exempt from this rule in works with {{Talking Animal}}s, unless AnimalStereotypes are in play.
* '''[[BatOutOfHell Bat Wings]]''' Wings]]''': [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] are sometimes known to have bat wings, especially if they can go OneWingedAngel.
28th Jun '16 4:36:39 PM Galacton
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* '''Mixing angel and devil wings''' represents a fallen angel or mixed angel/devil heritage almost all the time. So do mixing '''angel and bone wings''' and '''white and black angel wings'''. You may also see these on the ByronicHero.

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* '''Mixing angel and devil wings''' represents a fallen angel or mixed angel/devil heritage almost all the time. So do mixing '''angel and bone wings''' and '''white and black angel wings'''. You may also see these on the ByronicHero.ByronicHero and people with YinYangBomb abilities.
8th May '16 2:10:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in WickedLovely, with the few [[TheFairFolk fey]] that have wings, that is.

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* Played with in WickedLovely, Literature/WickedLovely, with the few [[TheFairFolk fey]] that have wings, that is.



* In ''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.]]
* The slake-moths in ''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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* In ''TheGuardians'', ''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.]]
* The slake-moths in ''PerdidoStreetStation'' ''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.
6th May '16 2:10:57 AM icyicy00
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* ''Manga/MagicKaito'' has [[PhantomThief Kaitou KID]] and his iconic white [[CapeWings cape/hang glider]].
14th Apr '16 10:56:15 AM Gairyuki
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** For that matter, Riku's Keyblade, Way to the Dawn. Originally, it was a sword manifested by darkness with its blade design being a devil wing, tying with the initial idea of dark being evil. However, come Kingdom Hearts II, upon Riku becoming said poster boy, the evil-looking sword is turned into the Keyblade. While it still prominently features devil wings in its design, such a longer and straighter one from the blade and part of its guard, it now incorporates angel wings as the key's teeth and the other half of the guard, the two guard wings even reversed in a yin-yang fashion.
11th Feb '16 11:05:21 AM johnnye
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** '''Two sets of angel wings or more''' are also known as '''seraph wings''' and usually means this guy is either an EccentricMentor, the FinalBoss, or a angel belonging to a higher rank than the ones with only one set.

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** '''Two sets of angel wings or more''' are also known as '''seraph wings''' and usually means this guy is either an EccentricMentor, the FinalBoss, or a an angel [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels belonging to a higher rank rank]] than the ones with only one set.



* '''Bat Wings''' [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] are sometimes known to have bat wings, especially if they can go OneWingedAngel.

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* '''Bat Wings''' '''[[BatOutOfHell Bat Wings]]''' [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] are sometimes known to have bat wings, especially if they can go OneWingedAngel.
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