History Main / OurAngelsAreDifferent

20th Jan '18 8:39:20 PM merotoker
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* The Proxies of ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' are sort of like angels, although the word is never used. They exist to fulfill the will of a Creator [[spoiler:i.e., humans who fled from Earth in the far past,]] and have nearly god-like powers. Two of those shown, Kazki's Proxy and Monad Proxy have wings, and the former calls to mind FallenAngel imagery (he's an evil {{bishonen}} whose true form is a black, horned creature). There's also the fact that [[ChatacterTitle Ergo Proxy]] [[spoiler:the protagonist Vincent, thus an AngelUnaware]] calls to mind the Angel of Death with his CatchPhrase, "I am Ergo Proxy, the agent of death."

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* The Proxies of ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' are sort of like angels, although the word is never used. They exist to fulfill the will of a Creator [[spoiler:i.e., humans who fled from Earth in the far past,]] and have nearly god-like powers. Two of those shown, Kazki's Proxy and Monad Proxy have wings, and the former calls to mind FallenAngel imagery (he's an evil {{bishonen}} whose true form is a black, horned creature). There's also the fact that [[ChatacterTitle [[CharacterTitle Ergo Proxy]] [[spoiler:the protagonist Vincent, thus an AngelUnaware]] calls to mind the Angel of Death with his CatchPhrase, "I am Ergo Proxy, the agent of death."



* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' has Ikaros, an "Angeloid" that fell out of the sky. She, like every Angeloid, grants [[@/MyMasterRightOrWrong every command the "master" gives]], even going so far as attempting to kill herself after mistaking a bad joke as a command. She has variable feathered wings, sometimes bright white and emanating energy. All angeloids are self-aware winged androids (hence the name) built for very specific purposes (which leads to them having various lackings in other areas such as weak body build, low intelligence or no emotions) and generally treated as products by their masters. These masters look like the more traditional angels, with two or four feathered wings. They are actually a highly technologically advanced ancient civilisation.

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* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' has Ikaros, an "Angeloid" that fell out of the sky. She, like every Angeloid, grants [[@/MyMasterRightOrWrong [[MyMasterRightOrWrong every command the "master" gives]], even going so far as attempting to kill herself after mistaking a bad joke as a command. She has variable feathered wings, sometimes bright white and emanating energy. All angeloids are self-aware winged androids (hence the name) built for very specific purposes (which leads to them having various lackings in other areas such as weak body build, low intelligence or no emotions) and generally treated as products by their masters. These masters look like the more traditional angels, with two or four feathered wings. They are actually a highly technologically advanced ancient civilisation.



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** Ironically, the picture above is ''not'' an angel-rather, he's Gamugur, a spirit of primal chaos from TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken, who took that form to interact with a religious cult.

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** Ironically, the picture above is ''not'' an angel-rather, he's Gamugur, a spirit of primal chaos from TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken, ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'', who took that form to interact with a religious cult.



** It can assumed that the Angels of the pre-HOMMV games (including just plain VideoGame/MightAndMagic) were... not all that supernatural that they might appear: WordOfGod stated that if you thought the Devils were bad, you'd find the truth of the Angels even worse -- and those Devils are AlienInvaders (though this doesn't mean the angels were ''evil'' -- the context points more to 'worse if you dislike the sci-fi elements of the franchise' rather than a judgement on the Angels' morality).
*** In fact, Angels of HOMMV-VII are a lot worse - games themselves and WordOfGod all but outright stated that they are "merely" a dying race of [[KnightTemplar Knight Templars]] usually ruled by a ManipulativeBastard. While they do have wings, light-aligned magic powers and endless(unless killed) lives, it's just their racial traits. They originally aligned with Humans only because at the time the latter was the only race gullible enough to be converted into Elrath worship and to believe Angels to be his messengers and the former really needed a place to hide. In a few centuries when they de facto ruled human Empire they introduced such lovely things as inquisition and crusades, tried to use souls and bodies of dead people to resurrect their own dead brethren and wished to start a world-scale genocidal war out of hatred to people who screwed their plans (and saved the world by doing that) thousands years ago. Oh, and [[AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder their beautiful looks is an illusion that changes depending on the viewer - an elf will see a winged elf for example]]. There is no information about their true form other than WordOfGod that their reproduction is completely different compared to any other race and that they cannot be mixing with anyone (at least their males doesn't even have necessary parts).
* In ''VideoGame/{{Aion}}'', you start your character's life by [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending]] to become essentially an angel of your race's gods.

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** It can assumed that the Angels of the pre-HOMMV games (including just plain VideoGame/MightAndMagic) ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'') were... not all that supernatural that they might appear: WordOfGod stated that if you thought the Devils were bad, you'd find the truth of the Angels even worse -- and those Devils are AlienInvaders {{Alien Inva|sion}}ders (though this doesn't mean the angels were ''evil'' -- the context points more to 'worse if you dislike the sci-fi elements of the franchise' rather than a judgement on the Angels' morality).
*** In fact, Angels of HOMMV-VII are a lot worse - games themselves and WordOfGod all but outright stated that they are "merely" a dying race of [[KnightTemplar Knight Templars]] {{Knight Templar}}s usually ruled by a ManipulativeBastard. While they do have wings, light-aligned magic powers and endless(unless endless (unless killed) lives, it's just their racial traits. They originally aligned with Humans only because at the time the latter was the only race gullible enough to be converted into Elrath worship and to believe Angels to be his messengers and the former really needed a place to hide. In a few centuries when they de facto ruled human Empire they introduced such lovely things as inquisition and crusades, tried to use souls and bodies of dead people to resurrect their own dead brethren and wished to start a world-scale genocidal war out of hatred to people who screwed their plans (and saved the world by doing that) thousands years ago. Oh, and [[AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder their beautiful looks is an illusion that changes depending on the viewer - an elf will see a winged elf for example]]. There is no information about their true form other than WordOfGod that their reproduction is completely different compared to any other race and that they cannot be mixing with anyone (at least their males doesn't even have necessary parts).
* In ''VideoGame/{{Aion}}'', you start your character's life by [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending]] {{ascend|ToAHigherPlaneOfExistence}}ing to become essentially an angel of your race's gods.



* Angels in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are humans who have pledged loyalty to one of the [[CouncilOfAngels Good Elder Powers]] and must remain on the far upper end of the KarmaMeter to keep their angelic powers. They come in seven varieties, three derived from [[ThePaladin Paladin]] warriors, three from [[WhiteMagic Shepherd]] healers, and one of [[AscendedDemon defectors]] from the other side. Nexus angels are anything but light and fluffy and are a collection of deadly ClockPunk robotic constructs and divine-energy-wielding KnightTemplar crusaders. Only the Advocate resembles the pop-culture version, and even then it's [[LethalJokeCharacter only a resemblance]].
* In the VideoGame/OgreBattle series, Angels are winged humanoids that serve Heaven. In VideoGame/TacticsOgre, they can be created but they are not considered true angels and the process itself is considered heretical.

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* Angels in ''[[NexusWar ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are humans who have pledged loyalty to one of the [[CouncilOfAngels Good Elder Powers]] and must remain on the far upper end of the KarmaMeter to keep their angelic powers. They come in seven varieties, three derived from [[ThePaladin Paladin]] warriors, three from [[WhiteMagic Shepherd]] healers, and one of [[AscendedDemon defectors]] from the other side. Nexus angels are anything but light and fluffy and are a collection of deadly ClockPunk robotic constructs and divine-energy-wielding KnightTemplar crusaders. Only the Advocate resembles the pop-culture version, and even then it's [[LethalJokeCharacter only a resemblance]].
* In the VideoGame/OgreBattle series, Angels are winged humanoids that serve Heaven. In VideoGame/TacticsOgre, ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'', they can be created but they are not considered true angels and the process itself is considered heretical.



* In the [[ReligiousHorror short story]] ''[[http://everything2.com/user/Jet-Poop/writeups/Requiem+Aeternam Requiem Aeternam]]'', angels [[spoiler:[[IAmAHumanitarian are hungry]]]].

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* In the [[ReligiousHorror short story]] ''[[http://everything2.com/user/Jet-Poop/writeups/Requiem+Aeternam Requiem Aeternam]]'', angels [[spoiler:[[IAmAHumanitarian [[spoiler:[[ImAHumanitarian are hungry]]]].
14th Jan '18 3:24:45 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', angels are described as being mortals who earned their wings with good works, mortals who took a burden after their death, or spirits made to serve as messengers between [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Concepts]] and mortals. Only one angel has been seen so far in the series, and that's [[spoiler:Starlight]], an Angel of Death, which seems to be of the second type. Considering Saint is shown to be a title given to mortals who did great things in life, it's possible that [[spoiler:Sweet Heart]] and [[BadFuture Dark World]]!Applebloom may qualify as well. Given [[spoiler:Half-Light Noon's]] statement, they're apparently respected quite a bit.

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* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', angels are described as being mortals who earned their wings with good works, mortals who took a burden after their death, or spirits made to serve as messengers between [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Concepts]] and mortals. Only one angel has been seen so far in the series, and that's [[spoiler:Starlight]], an Angel of Death, which seems to be of the second type. Considering Saint is shown to be a title given to mortals who did great things in life, it's possible that [[spoiler:Sweet Heart]] and [[BadFuture Dark World]]!Applebloom may qualify as well. Given [[spoiler:Half-Light Noon's]] statement, they're apparently respected quite a bit. While the ones who were once mortals look like ponies, the ones made by the deities can be much more abstract in nature. [[spoiler:It turns out the [[ClockRoaches Blank Wolf]] is one.]]
27th Dec '17 11:54:51 AM Meadyaon
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* Angel, of ''Comicbook/XMen'', is explicitly stated from the beginning to be a mutant who just happens to have various flying mutations including big white fluffy wings. Except, of course, [[spoiler:later developments made him a descendant of Nephilim, along with Nightcrawler, and added healing blood to his powers]].

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* Angel, of ''Comicbook/XMen'', is explicitly stated from the beginning to be a mutant who just happens to have various flying mutations including big white fluffy wings. Except, of course, [[spoiler:later developments made him a descendant of Nephilim, the Cheyarafim, along with Nightcrawler, Icarus (Joshua Guthrie), and added healing blood to his powers]].



** The Johnny Blaze version of the Ghost Rider later {{re|tcon}}wrote the evil demon trapped inside Johnny into a misunderstood angel that had basically snuck in when he sold his soul. Also there are evil angels, particularly, you know, Zadkiel.

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** The Johnny Blaze version of the Ghost Rider later {{re|tcon}}wrote the evil demon trapped inside Johnny into a misunderstood angel that had basically snuck in when he sold his soul. Also Also, there are evil angels, particularly, you know, Zadkiel.



* The angels in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' (and ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'') are mainly warriors. The exception is cherubim which are balls of light that communicate in emotions. To elaborate, Remiel and Duma ([[TheQuietOne angel of silence]]) are shown as two blonde, half naked winged Bishonen whose feet "never touch the impure ground." They ended up ruling in hell, with...mixed results to say the least.

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* The angels in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' (and ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'') are mainly warriors. The exception is cherubim which are balls of light that communicate in emotions. To elaborate, Remiel and Duma ([[TheQuietOne angel of silence]]) are shown as two blonde, half naked half-naked winged Bishonen whose feet "never touch the impure ground." They ended up ruling in hell, with...mixed results to say the least.



** The fic takes Eva's Angels UpToEleven. In this story, the Angels appear to be more or less immortal (though not invincible), can spawn life in their own image (though they need to combine with Adam to do this across the whole Earth), and their physical bodies appear to be only ''part'' of the creature, with their minds a separate and eternal form on another plane of reality. In addition, several "orders" of Angels have been identified: the canon Angels appear to be the Archangels, other than them, we also have the Cherubim, Dominions (only one has appeared), Thrones (only one has appeared), Grigori, and it's hinted the Seraphim will soon be appearing. Each order is equally as alien as the main set, but differ in their goals and power levels to some extent. Angel/human hybrids are termed Nephilem.
** A Seraphim had already appeared, it just wasn't known. Leliel, the Dirac Sea, is one of them. There's also the bizarre hybrid of Lilim, Grigori, and Archangel known as 02EfA9iel, created by one of Kei's mindbabies taking a prototype Grigori-based Eva way beyond it's operational limits in [[FanFic/NobodyDiesSixAIsOneContinent Six AI's, One Continent]]. Finally, Rei appears to be something like the Lilith-based version of an Angel.

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** The fic takes Eva's Angels UpToEleven. In this story, the Angels appear to be more or less immortal (though not invincible), can spawn life in their own image (though they need to combine with Adam to do this across the whole Earth), and their physical bodies appear to be only ''part'' of the creature, with their minds a separate and eternal form on another plane of reality. In addition, several "orders" of Angels have been identified: the canon Angels appear to be the Archangels, other than them, we also have the Cherubim, Dominions (only one has appeared), Thrones (only one has appeared), Grigori, and it's hinted the Seraphim will soon be appearing. Each order is equally as alien as the main set, set but differ in their goals and power levels to some extent. Angel/human hybrids are termed Nephilem.
** A Seraphim had already appeared, it just wasn't known. Leliel, the Dirac Sea, is one of them. There's also the bizarre hybrid of Lilim, Grigori, and Archangel known as 02EfA9iel, created by one of Kei's mindbabies taking a prototype Grigori-based Eva way beyond it's its operational limits in [[FanFic/NobodyDiesSixAIsOneContinent Six AI's, One Continent]]. Finally, Rei appears to be something like the Lilith-based version of an Angel.



* ''Animation/TimeMasters'' has angels created by an [[GodIsEvil evil]] [[EldritchAbomination god]]. The ones seen on screen are formerly human (being astronauts [[{{Pun}} converted]] and [[MindRape purified]] by said deity), so they resemble stereotypical humanoid angels with feathered wings, though their faces are blank. Due to the nature of their creation they can probably also be considered both aliens and zombies, albeit with divine magic.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfTheHunchback'', a surprisingly not-bad mockbuster of Disney's Hunchback, we find out [[spoiler:angels resemble disfigured humans, and the young ones, yet to become full on angels, have large blood-filled sacks on their back where their wings are growing. Yeah. Quasimodo was a teenage angel. Apparently abandoned by his angel parents? Also, healing powers]]. "Fear Not" indeed.

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* ''Animation/TimeMasters'' has angels created by an [[GodIsEvil evil]] [[EldritchAbomination god]]. The ones seen on screen are formerly human (being astronauts [[{{Pun}} converted]] and [[MindRape purified]] by said deity), so they resemble stereotypical humanoid angels with feathered wings, though their faces are blank. Due to the nature of their creation creation, they can probably also be considered both aliens and zombies, albeit with divine magic.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfTheHunchback'', a surprisingly not-bad mockbuster of Disney's Hunchback, we find out [[spoiler:angels resemble disfigured humans, and the young ones, yet to become full on full-on angels, have large blood-filled sacks on their back where their wings are growing. Yeah. Quasimodo was a teenage angel. Apparently abandoned by his angel parents? Also, healing powers]]. "Fear Not" indeed.



* ''Film/HereComesMrJordan'' and ''Film/AMatterOfLifeAndDeath'' feature heavenly messengers (angels [[CallARabbitASmeerp by another name]] ) who are really, really, really bad (like ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' level bad!) at picking souls up from earth at their time of death. In the former they are too early and the latter too late.
* ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'': The Angel of Death. Or possibly AN Angel of Death, as she specifically states that she's "Hellboy's Death." To say that this angel is [[MindScrew very weird]] is a massive understatement. Creator/GuillermoDelToro apparently based "her" on Mexican angel paintings which depict them as having eyes on the wings (maybe the biblical [[EldritchAbomination weird looking]] angels weren't forgotten after all…). Also doubles as a DarkIsNotEvil example as being at worst neutral and by having the wings coloured black.
* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', If they have their wings cut off, it transforms them into humans (which apparently doesn't work for demons or fallen angels), and they can't drink alcohol (although that was mainly a restriction put on them after one angel had a few too many and insulted The Big Man). Metatron is said to have 36 wings with eyes and mouths all over his body, each mouth said to speak a different language, but in the movie he only had 2 wings, even though he did first manifest as a torrent of flame. The other two angels of the film, although disgraced, seem to have powers retaining to their old posts, with Bartleby, a grigori, knowing everyone's personal history by looking at them, and Loki, the angel of death, mentioned to be able to "rain sulfur" (although he doesn't seem to enjoy doing so). When in battle, both are (nearly) invulnerable to our mortal protagonists.
** Also, angels are as anatomically impaired as a Ken doll, which appears to be a mistake at first, as according to Genesis angels are very capable of doing the deed and making {{Half Human Hybrid}}s, but It makes sense in the context of the movie. After all, much of the plot is based around how God can {{Retcon}} new rules for angels whenever S/He likes, as with the ban for alcohol after Loki's little tantrum. It would make perfect sense that God would castrate the angels to stop more {{Nephilim}} from being born.
* ''Really'' messed around with in substantial ways in the trilogy of films commencing with ''Film/TheProphecy'':
** Written/directed by [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0927074/ Gregory Widen]] and starring Christopher Walken as a very disenchanted Archangel Gabriel, it suggests that whilst Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen no less!) rebelled because he didn't like God, another portion of angels rebelled because they didn't like the idea of man being more important than angels, and that the war between the loyal angels of God and the rebels has kept heaven's gates closed against even the souls of men getting there. The angels' attitude towards humans are made clear by multiple angels dismissing them as "talking monkeys" and by Gabriel's diatribe to Thomas.

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* ''Film/HereComesMrJordan'' and ''Film/AMatterOfLifeAndDeath'' feature heavenly messengers (angels [[CallARabbitASmeerp by another name]] ) who are really, really, really bad (like ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' level bad!) at picking souls up from the earth at their time of death. In the former former, they are too early and the latter too late.
* ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'': The Angel of Death. Or possibly AN Angel of Death, as she specifically states that she's "Hellboy's Death." To say that this angel is [[MindScrew very weird]] is a massive understatement. Creator/GuillermoDelToro apparently based "her" on Mexican angel paintings which depict them as having eyes on the wings (maybe the biblical [[EldritchAbomination weird looking]] angels weren't forgotten after all…). Also doubles as a DarkIsNotEvil example as being at worst neutral and by having the wings coloured colored black.
* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', If they have their wings cut off, it transforms them into humans (which apparently doesn't work for demons or fallen angels), and they can't drink alcohol (although that was mainly a restriction put on them after one angel had a few too many and insulted The Big Man). Metatron is said to have 36 wings with eyes and mouths all over his body, each mouth said to speak a different language, but in the movie movie, he only had 2 wings, even though he did first manifest as a torrent of flame. The other two angels of the film, although disgraced, seem to have powers retaining to their old posts, with Bartleby, a grigori, Grigori, knowing everyone's personal history by looking at them, and Loki, the angel of death, mentioned to be able to "rain sulfur" (although he doesn't seem to enjoy doing so). When in battle, both are (nearly) invulnerable to our mortal protagonists.
** Also, angels are as anatomically impaired as a Ken doll, which appears to be a mistake at first, as according to Genesis angels are very capable of doing the deed and making {{Half Human Hybrid}}s, but It makes sense in the context of the movie. After all, much of the plot is based around on how God can {{Retcon}} new rules for angels whenever S/He likes, as with the ban for on alcohol after Loki's little tantrum. It would make perfect sense that God would castrate the angels to stop more {{Nephilim}} from being born.
* ''Really'' messed around with in substantial ways in the trilogy of films commencing with ''Film/TheProphecy'':
** Written/directed by [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0927074/ Gregory Widen]] and starring Christopher Walken as a very disenchanted Archangel Gabriel, it suggests that whilst Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen no less!) rebelled because he didn't like God, another portion of angels rebelled because they didn't like the idea of man being more important than angels, angels and that the war between the loyal angels of God and the rebels has kept heaven's gates closed against even the souls of men getting there. The angels' attitude towards humans are made clear by multiple angels dismissing them as "talking monkeys" and by Gabriel's diatribe to Thomas.



** Angels have SuperStrength, agility, and SuperSpeed that borders on teleportation. They have wings, but can hide them under clothes. The only way to kill an angel is to rip out or stake their hearts. Gabriel specifically is shown to be able to make people fall asleep just by telling them to, set things on fire by muttering a few phrases, and bring back people who have committed suicide and make them immortal and invulnerable.

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** Angels have SuperStrength, agility, and SuperSpeed that borders on teleportation. They have wings, wings but can hide them under clothes. The only way to kill an angel is to rip out or stake their hearts. Gabriel specifically is shown to be able to make people fall asleep just by telling them to, set things on fire by muttering a few phrases, phrases and bring back people who have committed suicide and make them immortal and invulnerable.



* ''Film/{{Legion}}'' has Creator/PaulBettany as a gun toting, asskicking rebel angel trying to keep the rest of the angelic host from exterminating humanity. Most of the angels aside from Gabriel and Michael ''are'' different--[[spoiler:they possess humans and basically use them as shock troops in an attempt to kill a baby who's hinted to be Jesus 2.0.]] Also, Gabriel slices things up ''with his wings'', which is a pretty neat effect, though getting eviscerated by razor-edged angel-wings would not be the most fun way in the world to go.

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* ''Film/{{Legion}}'' has Creator/PaulBettany as a gun toting, asskicking gun-toting, ass-kicking rebel angel trying to keep the rest of the angelic host from exterminating humanity. Most of the angels aside from Gabriel and Michael ''are'' different--[[spoiler:they possess humans and basically use them as shock troops in an attempt to kill a baby who's hinted to be Jesus 2.0.]] Also, Gabriel slices things up ''with his wings'', which is a pretty neat effect, though getting eviscerated by razor-edged angel-wings would not be the most fun way in the world to go.



* [[spoiler:Alexa]] from ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]''. (She's pretty much an AllLovingHero and a RealityWarper rolled into one tiny five year-old package.)

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* [[spoiler:Alexa]] from ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]''. (She's pretty much an AllLovingHero and a RealityWarper rolled into one tiny five year-old five-year-old package.)



* In ''Literature/MysteriousWaysADivineComedy'', angels are a type of bird that evolved a human-like form and a serious case of HolierThanThou. They are legally-required to either train to serve the Judeo-Christian God, or have their wings cuts off and their magic stripped away. Naturally, most of them decide to go through training.

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* In ''Literature/MysteriousWaysADivineComedy'', angels are a type of bird that evolved a human-like form and a serious case of HolierThanThou. They are legally-required legally required to either train to serve the Judeo-Christian God, God or have their wings cuts cut off and their magic stripped away. Naturally, most of them decide to go through training.



** In regards to being the guardian of freewill, [[spoiler:when a Fallen, which is a matter of debate, ''lied'' to Harry with seven words and these words led Harry to kill himself, Uriel was able to tell a revived Harry seven words of Absolute Truth to counter this infraction]].

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** In regards to being the guardian of freewill, free will, [[spoiler:when a Fallen, which is a matter of debate, ''lied'' to Harry with seven words and these words led Harry to kill himself, Uriel was able to tell a revived Harry seven words of Absolute Truth to counter this infraction]].



* In Ted Chiang's novella ''Hell is the Absence of God'' angels look like writhing knots of white fire and operate on a BlueAndOrangeMorality, their presence causing miracles both good and bad without any discernable rhyme or reason. Fallen angels on the other hand are mysterious and close mouthed about their reasons for rejecting God but do neither harm nor good.

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* In Ted Chiang's novella ''Hell is the Absence of God'' angels look like writhing knots of white fire and operate on a BlueAndOrangeMorality, their presence causing miracles both good and bad without any discernable rhyme or reason. Fallen angels angels, on the other hand hand, are mysterious and close mouthed close-mouthed about their reasons for rejecting God but do neither harm nor good.



** The series got into the game by introducing Castiel (an [[http://www.sarahsarchangels.com/C.html angel of Thursday]] apparently) who dragged Dean out of Hell, and gave us the page quote. Design choices were clearly made with inspiration from ''Film/WingsOfDesire'', ''Film/TheProphecy'', ''Literature/GoodOmens,'' and probably a little bit from ''Film/{{Dogma}}''.

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** The series got into the game by introducing Castiel (an [[http://www.sarahsarchangels.com/C.html angel of Thursday]] apparently) who dragged Dean out of Hell, Hell and gave us the page quote. Design choices were clearly made with inspiration from ''Film/WingsOfDesire'', ''Film/TheProphecy'', ''Literature/GoodOmens,'' and probably a little bit from ''Film/{{Dogma}}''.



** As they are unable to ''safely'' or effectively interact with matter in these forms, they must, with explicit permission, occupy human hosts to do anything in the world (demons in the setting do the same thing, but without asking permission). The collateral damage from their forms is also apparently the preferred form for combat, since an otherwise-improbable percentage of the dead angel count are killed by stabbing while in vessels.
** Without using traditional wings, they've raised OffscreenTeleportation to an artform, using it in place of traditional flight powers, though they can manifest echoes of wings (Castiel with shadows, Raphael with lightning, and so on) and they sometimes get a feather-ruffle sound effect when teleporting. Their death throes result in a burned imprint of wings on whatever surface(s) they were on, as seen from above, as well as a little falling ash for visual effect.
** In keeping with the CrapsackWorld they were introduced to, these angels are mostly quite unhappy. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod God has been AWOL for ages]], but since no one ever really had contact with him, most of them don't know. Heaven is attempting to start the Apocalypse while pretending to stop it because a) the prophecy is the closest thing they've got to divine will b) something needs to change. Zachariah likes the power grab, Michael really wants to settle things with his brother, Raphael is disillusioned by God's absence, Gabriel is [[spoiler:off impersonating Loki]], and Lucifer wants to punish Daddy for abandoning them by breaking His favorite toy, the human race. There are mind games and betrayals and quite a lot of blood, since apparently most angel magic is blood-based and it must be smeared on things.

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** As they are unable to ''safely'' or effectively interact with matter in these forms, they must, with explicit permission, occupy human hosts to do anything in the world (demons in the setting do the same thing, but without asking permission). The collateral damage from their forms is also apparently the preferred form for combat, combat since an otherwise-improbable percentage of the dead angel count are killed by stabbing while in vessels.
** Without using traditional wings, they've raised OffscreenTeleportation to an artform, art form, using it in place of traditional flight powers, though they can manifest echoes of wings (Castiel with shadows, Raphael with lightning, and so on) and they sometimes get a feather-ruffle sound effect when teleporting. Their death throes result in a burned imprint of wings on whatever surface(s) they were on, as seen from above, as well as a little falling ash for visual effect.
** In keeping with the CrapsackWorld they were introduced to, these angels are mostly quite unhappy. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod God has been AWOL for ages]], but since no one ever really had contact with him, most of them don't know. Heaven is attempting to start the Apocalypse while pretending to stop it because a) the prophecy is the closest thing they've got to divine will b) something needs to change. Zachariah likes the power grab, Michael really wants to settle things with his brother, Raphael is disillusioned by God's absence, Gabriel is [[spoiler:off impersonating Loki]], and Lucifer wants to punish Daddy for abandoning them by breaking His favorite toy, the human race. There are mind games and betrayals and quite a lot of blood, blood since apparently most angel magic is blood-based and it must be smeared on things.



* In the HBO miniseries ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'', an angel visits Prior to herald him as the Prophet, complete with fluffy white wings and HolyBacklight. Then she strips him naked and copulates with him before telling him that humans must "stop moving" so that [[HaveYouSeenMyGod God will lose interest in Earth and return to Heaven]]. Prior, dazzled at first, comes to realize that this is not a feasible solution and wrestles with the angel until she allows him to climb up to Heaven to make his case for humanity in front of a CouncilOfAngels. The angels are also hermaphrodites, and are apparently oversexed because they're made of the very fires of creation. Prior ends up getting a [[RagingStiffie "barometer"]] for whenever the Angel is going to make an appearance.

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* In the HBO miniseries ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'', an angel visits Prior to herald him as the Prophet, complete with fluffy white wings and HolyBacklight. Then she strips him naked and copulates with him before telling him that humans must "stop moving" so that [[HaveYouSeenMyGod God will lose interest in Earth and return to Heaven]]. Prior, Prior dazzled at first, comes to realize that this is not a feasible solution and wrestles with the angel until she allows him to climb up to Heaven to make his case for humanity in front of a CouncilOfAngels. The angels are also hermaphrodites, hermaphrodites and are apparently oversexed because they're made of the very fires of creation. Prior ends up getting a [[RagingStiffie "barometer"]] for whenever the Angel is going to make an appearance.



* In ''Series/{{Dominion}}'' angels seem to be arranged in a hierarchy similar to tradition but with the lowest rank, referred to coloquially as "Eight Balls" indistinguishable from demons who lack a physical form and needing to possess a human to manifest. The angels at the top are the Archangels with Gabriel waging war on humanity, thinking that destroying them will cause God (whom the Archangels all refer to as their father) to reappear and Michael taking their side. Most Eight Balls are servants of Gabriel and he has recently been joined by some of the Powers. Uriel meanwhile, who's a woman, seems to be playing both sides and there are angels of undisclosed rank hiding among humans. Oddly, all of them have black wings, even the good ones.

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* In ''Series/{{Dominion}}'' angels seem to be arranged in a hierarchy similar to tradition but with the lowest rank, referred to coloquially colloquially as "Eight Balls" indistinguishable from demons who lack a physical form and needing need to possess a human to manifest. The angels at the top are the Archangels with Gabriel waging war on humanity, thinking that destroying them will cause God (whom the Archangels all refer to as their father) to reappear and Michael taking their side. Most Eight Balls are servants of Gabriel and he has recently been joined by some of the Powers. Uriel meanwhile, who's a woman, seems to be playing both sides and there are angels of undisclosed rank hiding among humans. Oddly, all of them have black wings, even the good ones.



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* In Myth/NorseMythology valkyries perform many of the same functions as Judeo-Christian angels, acting as messengers of Odin and gatherers of dead souls. They aren't winged but their horses are. Oh, and they rode wolves before horses. The war god they served was not viewed as a well intentioned figure in their earlier tales and even after Odin became popular they were still [[GoodIsNotNice usually the cause of death for the souls they took away.]] Similar to angels, they were pretty frightening but became associated with beautiful people and such later.
* While having a completely different function, the Sirens and the Anemoi (wind gods) of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]] were depicted as angels are today, being in fact the origin of their modern winged humanoid appearance. Somewhat closer in role and also depicted as winged humanoids were Eros, Thanatos, and Hypnos.

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* In Myth/NorseMythology valkyries perform many of the same functions as Judeo-Christian angels, acting as messengers of Odin and gatherers of dead souls. They aren't winged but their horses are. Oh, and they rode wolves before horses. The war god they served was not viewed as a well intentioned well-intentioned figure in their earlier tales and even after Odin became popular they were still [[GoodIsNotNice usually the cause of death for the souls they took away.]] Similar to angels, they were pretty frightening but became associated with beautiful people and such later.
* While having a completely different function, the Sirens and the Anemoi (wind gods) of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]] were depicted as angels are today, being being, in fact fact, the origin of their modern winged humanoid appearance. Somewhat closer in the role and also depicted as winged humanoids were Eros, Thanatos, and Hypnos.



* Samael is different enough in Jewish folklore already, his most notably being both evil and good at the same time and being so big it would take five hundred years of traveling before someone covered a distance equal to his height (and of course being covered in eyes). In some gnostic sects Samael was equated with Yaltabaoth, a lion headed serpent that ruled over at least 365 pseudo angelic archons.
* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} Archons]] from gnostic works are heavenly regents created by [[GodIsEvil Yaldabaoth]] (supposed to be the judeo-christian Yahweh but also borrows from the platonic demiurge), and the top ones, the Hebdomad, are basically planetary archangels. However, they are at best oppressive and at worst outright hostile, devouring the souls of the dead. To drive the point home, many are equated with actual Hebrew angels. Though the "real" Hebrew angels are occasionally seen in gnostic traditions and are independent, benevolent beings. It's complicated.
* According to UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, angels are created as a ServantRace to [[{{God}} Allah]]. They are similar to angels in Christianity only in that they are good [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] that can take on a human form, but the differ in many ways. They're free to question the motives behind God's decisions, as they did when he announced his intention to create Adam, but are unable or unwilling to disobey God in any fashion because they lack free will. Some traditions regarding the Battle of Badr, where the Muslims defeated an army 3 times their number, tell that Angels actually fought alongside the Muslims in battle. Oddly enough, in Islam, good, non-fallen angels punish the wicked in hell, not demons as [[WordOfDante commonly thought.]]

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* Samael is different enough in Jewish folklore already, his most notably being both evil and good at the same time and being so big it would take five hundred years of traveling before someone covered a distance equal to his height (and of course being covered in eyes). In some gnostic sects Gnostic sects, Samael was equated with Yaltabaoth, a lion headed lion-headed serpent that ruled over at least 365 pseudo angelic archons.
* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} Archons]] from gnostic works are heavenly regents created by [[GodIsEvil Yaldabaoth]] (supposed to be the judeo-christian Judeo-Christian Yahweh but also borrows from the platonic demiurge), and the top ones, the Hebdomad, are basically planetary archangels. However, they are at best oppressive and at worst outright hostile, devouring the souls of the dead. To drive the point home, many are equated with actual Hebrew angels. Though the "real" Hebrew angels are occasionally seen in gnostic traditions and are independent, benevolent beings. It's complicated.
* According to UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, angels are created as a ServantRace to [[{{God}} Allah]]. They are similar to angels in Christianity only in that they are good [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] that can take on a human form, but the they differ in many ways. They're free to question the motives behind God's decisions, as they did when he announced his intention to create Adam, but are unable or unwilling to disobey God in any fashion because they lack free will. Some traditions regarding the Battle of Badr, where the Muslims defeated an army 3 times their number, tell that Angels actually fought alongside the Muslims in battle. Oddly enough, in Islam, good, non-fallen angels punish the wicked in hell, not demons as [[WordOfDante commonly thought.]]



** Two angels appear in the first episode of Season 7 as moronic middle-management types who have been assigned to oversee the Earth because God's grown bored with it. They're terribly pleased with their positions (and name badges!) but much to Satan's frustration, don't actually have the authority to decide anything, and won't pass messages on, because God asked not to be disturbed. Satan relocates their name badges somewhere they'd be difficult to read.

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** Two angels appear in the first episode of Season 7 as moronic middle-management types who have been assigned to oversee the Earth because God's grown bored with it. They're terribly pleased with their positions (and name badges!) but much to Satan's frustration, don't actually have the authority to decide anything, and won't pass messages on, on because God asked not to be disturbed. Satan relocates their name badges somewhere they'd be difficult to read.



** Previously in Season 3, we met three angels including a [[RetCon different]] Gabriel (his name was actually Graham, but it got mistranscribed). They were very excited about God's new punishment which was even worse than Hell, and looked forward to finding a reason to put Satan there. Graham was also responsible for the Fall, having asked Satan to have a word with God. They abandoned this plan, when Scumspawn said that he would be sure to say at the trial how ''assiduously'' they had investigated Hell, spending hours watching the [[AHellOfATime demonic orgies]]. Angels don't have sex, but apparently they can wish they did.

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** Previously in Season 3, we met three angels including a [[RetCon different]] Gabriel (his name was actually Graham, but it got mistranscribed). They were very excited about God's new punishment which was even worse than Hell, Hell and looked forward to finding a reason to put Satan there. Graham was also responsible for the Fall, having asked Satan to have a word with God. They abandoned this plan, when Scumspawn said that he would be sure to say at the trial how ''assiduously'' they had investigated Hell, spending hours watching the [[AHellOfATime demonic orgies]]. Angels don't have sex, but apparently apparently, they can wish they did.



** The game has multiple species of "celestials," which can be broken down into categories such as angels, [[NeutralGood guardinals]], [[ChaoticGood eladrin]], and [[LawfulGood archons]]. They're generally considered the servants of good-aligned gods. More specifically, angels (aasimon in old 2nd ed non-religiously-offensive terms) are direct servants of the gods and asuras are angels who left the service of the gods for various reasons (they're still, generally, good people, [[GoodIsNotNice but they don't take crap from anyone]]). Archons, guardinals and eladrin are incarnations of lawful, neutral and chaotic good respectively; they don't serve gods but rather their own leaders, although they often do help them out when asked. Fiends follow a similar (but inverted) setup, although there is curiously enough no infernal counterpart to the angels themselves (fiends close the gap by being a ''lot'' more varied in their forms and abilities, and, it's implied, a '''LOT''' more numerous).

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** The game has multiple species of "celestials," which can be broken down into categories such as angels, [[NeutralGood guardinals]], [[ChaoticGood eladrin]], and [[LawfulGood archons]]. They're generally considered the servants of good-aligned gods. More specifically, angels (aasimon in old 2nd ed non-religiously-offensive terms) are direct servants of the gods and asuras are angels who left the service of the gods for various reasons (they're still, generally, good people, [[GoodIsNotNice but they don't take crap from anyone]]). Archons, guardinals guardinals, and eladrin are incarnations of lawful, neutral and chaotic good respectively; they don't serve gods but rather their own leaders, although they often do help them out when asked. Fiends follow a similar (but inverted) setup, although there is curiously enough no infernal counterpart to the angels themselves (fiends close the gap by being a ''lot'' more varied in their forms and abilities, and, it's implied, a '''LOT''' more numerous).



* ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' has no less than seven major types of Angels (called "choirs"), and two minor types. Some of these are practically humans with superpowers, while others are so alien that they consider the "human condition" something akin to a disease. They can be [[FallenAngel banished from Heaven]] if they act in defiance of their various natures, and will fall to become demons if they continue to due so as Outcasts. (An angel can also choose at any time to fall and become a demon- most don't.) While Outcasts can [[RedemptionQuest redeem themselves]] once they have healed the damage caused by their acts, its significantly harder for demons to ascend- but not impossible. The seven main types (from highest to lowest rank) are:

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* ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' has no less than seven major types of Angels (called "choirs"), and two minor types. Some of these are practically humans with superpowers, while others are so alien that they consider the "human condition" something akin to a disease. They can be [[FallenAngel banished from Heaven]] if they act in defiance of their various natures, and will fall to become demons if they continue to due do so as Outcasts. (An angel can also choose at any time to fall and become a demon- most don't.) While Outcasts can [[RedemptionQuest redeem themselves]] once they have healed the damage caused by their acts, its significantly harder for demons to ascend- but not impossible. The seven main types (from highest to lowest rank) are:



** Some names and/or terms in [[EldritchAbomination Everblight's]] army contains occasional biblical words such as messiah, and so there are such words as Seraphim and Angelius, which, in-game, are eyeless winged horrors.

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** Some names and/or terms in [[EldritchAbomination Everblight's]] army contains occasional biblical words such as messiah, Messiah, and so there are such words as Seraphim and Angelius, which, in-game, are eyeless winged horrors.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Growlanser}}: Wayfarer of time'' the protagonist, Crevaniel, sees a six-winged angel in the sky. Apparently only a select people can even see the angels.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Growlanser}}: Wayfarer of time'' the protagonist, Crevaniel, sees a six-winged angel in the sky. Apparently Apparently, only a select people can even see the angels.



* Despite being a murderous, evil, insane and near world destroyer, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Sephiroth's nickname is the "OneWingedAngel" and has his themesong named the same...although the mix of the song in Crisis Core is titled ''[[OmnicidalManiac The World's Enemy]]''. One could even argue that his [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels origins]], [[AGodAmI aspirations]], [[MoreThanMindControl abilities]] and [[{{Pride}} attitude]] point to [[{{Satan}} one angel in particular]].

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* Despite being a murderous, evil, insane and near world destroyer, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Sephiroth's nickname is the "OneWingedAngel" and has his themesong theme song named the same...although the mix of the song in Crisis Core is titled ''[[OmnicidalManiac The World's Enemy]]''. One could even argue that his [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels origins]], [[AGodAmI aspirations]], [[MoreThanMindControl abilities]] and [[{{Pride}} attitude]] point to [[{{Satan}} one angel in particular]].



* From ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' we have Ultima, the Holy-elemental Esper. Her appearance is that of an angel with blue skin, six golden wings and a cannon under her skirt. She apparently led the other Espers in rebellion against the Occuria and was sealed away in Giruvegan. Before her rebellion she was said to have a divine light which faded forever after she was cast out.

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* From ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' we have Ultima, the Holy-elemental Esper. Her appearance is that of an angel with blue skin, six golden wings and a cannon under her skirt. She apparently led the other Espers in rebellion against the Occuria and was sealed away in Giruvegan. Before her rebellion rebellion, she was said to have a divine light which faded forever after she was cast out.



** Specifically, in the first game Priel was [[spoiler:a construct created by the [[GodIsEvil evil god]] BigBad to keep his human pawns in check, presumably given the form she was so they'd feel more comfortable following her and mark her off as stupid. Which she's not - under the thick ValleyGirl accent she's a sadistic psychopath and the [[BigBad God's]] number one fangirl. The end of the story shows that the idea she was crucial to his plans was another false impression, she's completely disposable, and in fact mass-produced]]. In the second game the sprite is reused as generic ranged {{Mooks}} called succubus (and variations thereof).

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** Specifically, in the first game Priel was [[spoiler:a construct created by the [[GodIsEvil evil god]] BigBad to keep his human pawns in check, presumably given the form she was so they'd feel more comfortable following her and mark her off as stupid. Which she's not - under the thick ValleyGirl accent accent, she's a sadistic psychopath and the [[BigBad God's]] number one fangirl. The end of the story shows that the idea she was crucial to his plans was another false impression, she's completely disposable, and in fact fact, mass-produced]]. In the second game the sprite is reused as generic ranged {{Mooks}} called succubus (and variations thereof).



** In the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', Judgement Azrael, the Angel of Death, looks more like a [[StarfishAliens winged piece]] [[EldritchAbomination of modern art]] than anything even remotely resembling "living thing," let alone "human." In other games, he has four faces; two on his head, one on his torso, and one one the staff he wields.

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** In the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', Judgement Azrael, the Angel of Death, looks more like a [[StarfishAliens winged piece]] [[EldritchAbomination of modern art]] than anything even remotely resembling "living thing," let alone "human." In other games, he has four faces; two on his head, one on his torso, and one one on the staff he wields.



** Samael is a [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080705012920/megamitensei/images/b/b2/Samael.png Dragon that's a deep red color and has a serpent like appearance in the series]]. Though whether he's a Angel or not depends on the game. Tzaphkiel is a [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110815200744/megamitensei/images/7/79/Tzaphkiel.jpg huge eyeball with wings]]and Kushiel is a [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110815200848/megamitensei/images/7/7d/Kushiel.jpg faceless humanoid.]]

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** Samael is a [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080705012920/megamitensei/images/b/b2/Samael.png Dragon that's a deep red color and has a serpent like serpent-like appearance in the series]]. Though whether he's a Angel or not depends on the game. Tzaphkiel is a [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110815200744/megamitensei/images/7/79/Tzaphkiel.jpg huge eyeball with wings]]and Kushiel is a [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110815200848/megamitensei/images/7/7d/Kushiel.jpg faceless humanoid.]]



* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has many [[OurGodsAreDifferent divine beings]] taking many forms and moralities. The closest to "angels" would be the lesser Aedra. The Aedra, meaning "Our Ancestors" in the [[ClassicalTongue old Aldmeri language]], are the pre-creation beings who sacrificed a large portion of their divine power in order to create Mundus, the mortal world. They were originally many in number, but only 8 of the most powerful survived the creation of Mundus. (And depending on the story, even they did not truly "survive," but they are dead and "dreaming the are alive.") These 8 are known as the "Divines" and would become the primary deities worshiped by the [[SaintlyChurch Church of the Divines]]. Many lesser Aedric beings have been known throughout history. The most famous is perhaps Morihaus, a "winged [[ALoadOfBull man-bull]]", said to be the demi-god son of Kynareth, one of the Divines. The [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], servants/fragments of [[DragonsAreDivine Akatosh]], the draconic god of time and [[TopGod chief deity]] of the Divines pantheon, are another. These beings are typically considered by many in-universe to be the equivalent of angelic beings. Dragons in particular play with the morality aspects of the trope, being creatures of [[DragonsAreDemonic aggression and domination]], and it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil in their blood to be cruel and contemptuous]]. However, [[HeelFaceTurn they can fight against their baser nature]], as best exemplified by Paarthurnax.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has many [[OurGodsAreDifferent divine beings]] taking many forms and moralities. The closest to "angels" would be the lesser Aedra. The Aedra, meaning "Our Ancestors" in the [[ClassicalTongue old Aldmeri language]], are the pre-creation beings who sacrificed a large portion of their divine power in order to create Mundus, the mortal world. They were originally many in number, but only 8 of the most powerful survived the creation of Mundus. (And depending on the story, even they did not truly "survive," but they are dead and "dreaming the they are alive.") These 8 are known as the "Divines" and would become the primary deities worshiped by the [[SaintlyChurch Church of the Divines]]. Many lesser Aedric beings have been known throughout history. The most famous is perhaps Morihaus, a "winged [[ALoadOfBull man-bull]]", said to be the demi-god son of Kynareth, one of the Divines. The [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], servants/fragments of [[DragonsAreDivine Akatosh]], the draconic god of time and [[TopGod chief deity]] of the Divines pantheon, are another. These beings are typically considered by many in-universe to be the equivalent of angelic beings. Dragons in particular play with the morality aspects of the trope, being creatures of [[DragonsAreDemonic aggression and domination]], and it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil in their blood to be cruel and contemptuous]]. However, [[HeelFaceTurn they can fight against their baser nature]], as best exemplified by Paarthurnax.



** There are also the spirit healers who have the traditional winged female human appearance (though they are translucent, invisible to living characters, and roughly double the size of the largest playable races). When a player character dies, they will materialize in spirit form at the nearest spirit healer and be given the option to either be ressurected by her (with a significant hit to their equipment's durability and an unremovable debuff that reduces all their stats by 75% for 10 minutes) or travel back to the location of their body.

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** There are also the spirit healers who have the traditional winged female human appearance (though they are translucent, invisible to living characters, and roughly double the size of the largest playable races). When a player character dies, they will materialize in spirit form at the nearest spirit healer and be given the option to either be ressurected resurrected by her (with a significant hit to their equipment's durability and an unremovable debuff that reduces all their stats by 75% for 10 minutes) or travel back to the location of their body.



* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' vampires started out as angelic beings before they were cursed with blood thirst & immortality. And Kain's lieutenants are named after angels.

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* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' vampires started out as angelic beings before they were cursed with blood thirst bloodthirst & immortality. And Kain's lieutenants are named after angels.



*** In fact, Angels of HOMMV-VII are alot worce - games themselves and WordOfGod all but outright stated that they are "merely" a dying race of [[KnightTemplar Knight Templars]] usually ruled by a ManipulativeBastard. While they do have wings, light-aligned magic powers and endless(unless killed) lifes, it's just their racial traits. They originally aligned with Humans only because at the time the latter was the only race gullible enough to be converted into Elrath worship and to believe Angels to be his messengers and the former really needed a place to hide. In a few centuries when they de facto ruled human Empire they introduced such lovely things as inquisition and crusades, tried to use souls and bodies of dead people to ressurect their own dead brethren and wished to start a world-scale genocidal war out of hatred to people who screwed their plans (and saved the world by doing that) thousands years ago. Oh, and [[AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder their beatiful looks is an illusion that changes depending on the viewer - a elf will see a winged elf for example]]. There are no information about their true form other than WordOfGod that their reproduction is completely different compared to any other race and that they cannot mixing with anyone (atleast their males doesn't even have nessesary parts).

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*** In fact, Angels of HOMMV-VII are alot worce a lot worse - games themselves and WordOfGod all but outright stated that they are "merely" a dying race of [[KnightTemplar Knight Templars]] usually ruled by a ManipulativeBastard. While they do have wings, light-aligned magic powers and endless(unless killed) lifes, lives, it's just their racial traits. They originally aligned with Humans only because at the time the latter was the only race gullible enough to be converted into Elrath worship and to believe Angels to be his messengers and the former really needed a place to hide. In a few centuries when they de facto ruled human Empire they introduced such lovely things as inquisition and crusades, tried to use souls and bodies of dead people to ressurect resurrect their own dead brethren and wished to start a world-scale genocidal war out of hatred to people who screwed their plans (and saved the world by doing that) thousands years ago. Oh, and [[AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder their beatiful beautiful looks is an illusion that changes depending on the viewer - a an elf will see a winged elf for example]]. There are is no information about their true form other than WordOfGod that their reproduction is completely different compared to any other race and that they cannot be mixing with anyone (atleast (at least their males doesn't even have nessesary necessary parts).



* In the ''VideoGame/FallFromHeaven'' mod for ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'', the higher angels like to call themselves gods and interfere in mortal affairs. Several other angels are mentioned, and some are actually faction leaders. Cassiel falls from grace for hating that the others are messing with mortals. He comes down to Erebus and forms his own LawfulNeutral faction, the Grigori, who reject the "gods." Cassiel's appearance is that of a sickly-pale man. On the other hand, the Bannor Empire is partly ruled by an angel named Sabathiel, who still serves the "gods." His appearance is that of an attractive winged man in gleaming gold armor. Then there's a whole faction of angels called Mercurians, which was cast down after its leader Basium rejected the Compact (an agreement that limited interfering in mortal affairs) in favor of a direct war with the demons. Basium is merciless to anyone worshiping demons or practicing demonic magic. The Mercurians themselves are so vicious that many mortals simply assume they are another sort of demon. Basium looks like a grey-skinned bodybuilder overdozed on steroids.

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* In the ''VideoGame/FallFromHeaven'' mod for ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'', the higher angels like to call themselves gods and interfere in mortal affairs. Several other angels are mentioned, and some are actually faction leaders. Cassiel falls from grace for hating that the others are messing with mortals. He comes down to Erebus and forms his own LawfulNeutral faction, the Grigori, who reject the "gods." Cassiel's appearance is that of a sickly-pale man. On the other hand, the Bannor Empire is partly ruled by an angel named Sabathiel, who still serves the "gods." His appearance is that of an attractive winged man in gleaming gold armor. Then there's a whole faction of angels called Mercurians, which was cast down after its leader Basium rejected the Compact (an agreement that limited interfering in mortal affairs) in favor of a direct war with the demons. Basium is merciless to anyone worshiping demons or practicing demonic magic. The Mercurians themselves are so vicious that many mortals simply assume they are another sort of demon. Basium looks like a grey-skinned bodybuilder overdozed overdosed on steroids.



* In ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', angels are white-haired humanoids who serve a benevolent god and are said to be inherently good. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen, and though the two main angelic characters are both definitely heroes there are suggestions that angelic society is imperfect. They have classical ElementalPowers, wear colour-coded uniforms, and have been at war against demons for centuries.

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* In ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', angels are white-haired humanoids who serve a benevolent god and are said to be inherently good. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen, and though the two main angelic characters are both definitely heroes there are suggestions that angelic society is imperfect. They have classical ElementalPowers, wear colour-coded color-coded uniforms, and have been at war against demons for centuries.



** Regular angels seem to be relatively normal people, if immortal and supernaturally empowered. The series has so far given us two PointyHairedBoss angels, plus one [[TheAtoner atoning]] for the (unauthorised) destruction of a city, one whose behaviour is more representative of a succubus, and a total drunk who got kicked out of heaven for being stoned. Former associates of the atoner are either worse or much, much worse. It's no wonder [[HaveYouSeenMyGod God has abandoned them]]. They are all of the WingedHumanoid variety, but can hide their wings to blend in with humans. They also have pointy ears like those of an [[OurElvesAreBetter elf]], but people [[InvisibleToNormals usually]] can't see them. They're also all white haired. We also find out how angels [[BizarreAlienBiology come to exist]].

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** Regular angels seem to be relatively normal people, if immortal and supernaturally empowered. The series has so far given us two PointyHairedBoss angels, plus one [[TheAtoner atoning]] for the (unauthorised) (unauthorized) destruction of a city, one whose behaviour behavior is more representative of a succubus, and a total drunk who got kicked out of heaven for being stoned. Former associates of the atoner are either worse or much, much worse. It's no wonder [[HaveYouSeenMyGod God has abandoned them]]. They are all of the WingedHumanoid variety, variety but can hide their wings to blend in with humans. They also have pointy ears like those of an [[OurElvesAreBetter elf]], but people [[InvisibleToNormals usually]] can't see them. They're also all white haired.white-haired. We also find out how angels [[BizarreAlienBiology come to exist]].



* The Heavenly hosts in ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' include white-robed WingedHumanoid {{chibi}}s, white-robed WingedHumanoid {{bishonen}}, some Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn, [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} and at least one former human who's still wearing his street clothes]]. There's also the Adversary, who may or may not count as an angel, and wears a tuxedo and a WhiteMaskOfDoom. Angels serve the will of God, and are pretty big assholes.

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* The Heavenly hosts in ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' include white-robed WingedHumanoid {{chibi}}s, white-robed WingedHumanoid {{bishonen}}, some Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn, [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} and at least one former human who's still wearing his street clothes]]. There's also the Adversary, who may or may not count as an angel, and wears a tuxedo and a WhiteMaskOfDoom. Angels serve the will of God, God and are pretty big assholes.



** Then again, due to [[spoiler:being manipulated by Doc Scratch]], Troll civilization is completely based around values Humans would consider ([[BlueAndOrangeMorality kind of]]) evil, and has an inverted worldview (especially when it comes to light/dark symbolism), it would make sense that what Humans see as the archetype of good, Trolls would see as evil.

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** Then again, due to [[spoiler:being manipulated by Doc Scratch]], Troll civilization is completely based around on values Humans would consider ([[BlueAndOrangeMorality kind of]]) evil, and has an inverted worldview (especially when it comes to light/dark symbolism), it would make sense that what Humans see as the archetype of good, Trolls would see as evil.



--> '''Angel''': Well well, if it isn't the mortal play things. How does it feel to be mere shadows of the real host?

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--> '''Angel''': Well well, if it isn't the mortal play things.playthings. How does it feel to be mere shadows of the real host?



* Considering that the premise of ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' is essentially a RageAgainstTheHeavens (and Hell in the first book), angels are the official enemies of humans in that universe. They fit the classic WingedHumanoid model and serve Yahweh, who's shown to be a colossal and self-conceited {{Jerkass}}. It's implied that they use the humans in Heaven as power leechers or something similar, and that their power is dependent on organized singing in some way. Of particular note is Michael, the military commander who has his own ulterior motives regarding the war against humanity, and Uriel, a powerful angel who has the ability to induce living creatures to simply drop dead (though his effectiveness on humans has diminished noticeably over time). Oh, and angels aren't invulnerable; they can be gunned down or blown up for a veritable shower of white and silver blood. Six winged Seraphims appear, although they turn out not to be actual Angels. They were one of the many species Yahweh has conquered, kept around essentially as song birds.

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* Considering that the premise of ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' is essentially a RageAgainstTheHeavens (and Hell in the first book), angels are the official enemies of humans in that universe. They fit the classic WingedHumanoid model and serve Yahweh, who's shown to be a colossal and self-conceited {{Jerkass}}. It's implied that they use the humans in Heaven as power leechers or something similar, similar and that their power is dependent on organized singing in some way. Of particular note is Michael, the military commander who has his own ulterior motives regarding the war against humanity, and Uriel, a powerful angel who has the ability to induce living creatures to simply drop dead (though his effectiveness on humans has diminished noticeably over time). Oh, and angels aren't invulnerable; they can be gunned down or blown up for a veritable shower of white and silver blood. Six winged Seraphims appear, Six-winged Seraphim appear although they turn out not to be actual Angels. They were one of the many species Yahweh has conquered, kept around essentially as song birds.songbirds.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Christmas Special: Orlando the guardian angel is pretty much like the one in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', except that he can feel pain, get hurt and, [[spoiler:apparently, get killed by a gun]]. Also [[spoiler:he tries to kill his charge on realizing how much better things would be for ''everyone'' including himself, if the Critic wasn't around]].
* Several possible angels of varying stripes are catalogued by the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/dr-clef-s-proposal Dr. Clef's proposal for SCP-001]] is a titanic glowing figure with a variable number of wings (ranging from 2 to [[OneHundredAndEight 108]]) apparently guarding a gate and will destroy anything that approaches with his sword, including an ICBM; it is clearly meant to be a bona fide Judeao-Christian Angel as they were ORIGINALLY conceptualized. It's somewhat implied that it's specifically the angel which guards the gate back into Eden. According to what might have been a message from the future, it will eventually destroy the world. It actually has a name, too. Courtesy of [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki,]] meet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jophiel Archangel Jophiel.]] That also makes him one of the Cherubim chiefs.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Christmas Special: Orlando the guardian angel is pretty much like the one in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', except that he can feel pain, get hurt and, [[spoiler:apparently, get killed by a gun]]. Also [[spoiler:he tries to kill his charge on realizing how much better things would be for ''everyone'' including himself, himself if the Critic wasn't around]].
* Several possible angels of varying stripes are catalogued cataloged by the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/dr-clef-s-proposal Dr. Clef's proposal for SCP-001]] is a titanic glowing figure with a variable number of wings (ranging from 2 to [[OneHundredAndEight 108]]) apparently guarding a gate and will destroy anything that approaches with his sword, including an ICBM; it is clearly meant to be a bona fide Judeao-Christian Judeo-Christian Angel as they were ORIGINALLY conceptualized. It's somewhat implied that it's specifically the angel which guards the gate back into Eden. According to what might have been a message from the future, it will eventually destroy the world. It actually has a name, too. Courtesy of [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki,]] meet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jophiel Archangel Jophiel.]] That also makes him one of the Cherubim chiefs.
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* In the VideoGame/OgreBattle series, Angels are winged humanoids that serve Heaven. In VideoGame/TacticsOgre, they can be created but they are not considered true angels and the process itself is considered heretical.
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** This may have to do with the influence of Buddhism that gave rise to the concept of ''tennin'', Heavenly People, that serve a similar purpose which may explain why they were used as a loan word for Judeo-Christian angel.
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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the WingedHumanoid Icyene serves [[{{God}} Saradomin]].

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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the WingedHumanoid Icyene serves [[{{God}} [[GodOfGood Saradomin]].
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** In general, the angelic hierarchies of ''Shin Megami Tensei'' tend to look like the WingedHumanoid archetype, often wielding weapons and shields. Of note: Virtues are creatures composed of blue light with a shimmering crimson heart; Thrones are rather evil-looking, gray-skinned and black-robed humanoids with no wings, but bound to an eternally-spinning flaming wheel; the Cherubs have at least once been seen as a robotic four-headed (a human head, a bull one, an eagle one, and a lion one) monstrosity; the Trumpeter from the Apocalypse is a winged ''skeleton''. Most named angels and archangels like Raphael, Uriel, and Mchael, have skin and hair of inhuman color, and Gabriel is explicitly female. The highest-order angels, Metatron, Sandalphon, and Melchizedek, are MechanicalLifeforms.

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** In general, the angelic hierarchies of ''Shin Megami Tensei'' tend to look like the WingedHumanoid archetype, often wielding weapons and shields. Of note: Virtues are creatures composed of blue light with a shimmering crimson heart; Thrones are rather evil-looking, gray-skinned and black-robed humanoids with no wings, but bound to an eternally-spinning flaming wheel; the Cherubs have at least once been seen as a robotic four-headed (a human head, a bull one, an eagle one, and a lion one) monstrosity; the Trumpeter from the Apocalypse is a winged ''skeleton''. Most named angels and archangels like Raphael, Uriel, and Mchael, Michael, have skin and hair of inhuman color, and Gabriel is explicitly female. The highest-order angels, Metatron, Sandalphon, and Melchizedek, are MechanicalLifeforms.



** In the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', Judgement Azrael, the Angel of Death, looks more like a [[StarfishAliens winged piece]] [[EldritchAbomination of modern art]] than anything even remotely resembling "living thing," let alone "human."

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** In the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', Judgement Azrael, the Angel of Death, looks more like a [[StarfishAliens winged piece]] [[EldritchAbomination of modern art]] than anything even remotely resembling "living thing," let alone "human."" In other games, he has four faces; two on his head, one on his torso, and one one the staff he wields.
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* ''Animation/TimeMasters'' has angels created by an [[GodIsEvil evil]] [[EldritchAbomination god]]. The ones seen on screen are formerly human (being astronauts [[{{Pun}} converted]] and [[MindRape purified]] by said deity), so they resemble stereotypical humanoid angels with feathered wings, though their faces are blank. Due to the nature of their creation they can probably also be considered both aliens and zombies, albeit with divine magic.
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sombulus}}'', the Kanites are all [[WingedHumanoid feathery-winged people]] and are supposedly representatives of the God Madir, but their morals seem questionable at times.
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* The ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' angels take this to an extreme. The first few are skyscraper-sized humanoids, but then they descend into multi-eyed beasts, abstract shapes, '''nanoviruses''', formless... [[BuffySpeak things]], and, unbelievably enough, [[BishonenLine one that's easily mistaken for a human being]]. It's explained in the [[AllThereInTheManual Classified Information]], but basically [[spoiler: the Angels were born from [[EldritchAbomination Adam]], who is a Seed of Life, just like Lilith, the progenitor of all terrestrial life, including humans, hence why humanity as a whole, born from Lilith, are [[TomatoInTheMirror collectively the 18th Angel.]]]] However, in all honesty, aside from being called Angels and sharing some names, they don't seem to resemble Supernatural Cosmic Entities or Messengers/Servants of a Higher Power at all, but rather just Alien Invaders for all practical purposes. In Japanese, they are called the ''shito'', the term used for the disciples of Jesus by Japanese Christians, hence a more appropriate translation would be 'Apostles'. Though this still isn't a very apt description of what they are.

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* The ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' angels take this to an extreme. The first few are skyscraper-sized humanoids, but then they descend into multi-eyed beasts, abstract shapes, '''nanoviruses''', formless... [[BuffySpeak things]], and, unbelievably enough, [[BishonenLine one that's easily mistaken for a human being]]. It's explained in the [[AllThereInTheManual Classified Information]], but basically [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Angels were born from [[EldritchAbomination Adam]], who is a Seed of Life, just like Lilith, the progenitor of all terrestrial life, including humans, hence why humanity as a whole, born from Lilith, are [[TomatoInTheMirror collectively the 18th Angel.]]]] However, in all honesty, aside from being called Angels and sharing some names, they don't seem to resemble Supernatural Cosmic Entities or Messengers/Servants of a Higher Power at all, but rather just Alien Invaders for all practical purposes. In Japanese, they are called the ''shito'', the term used for the disciples of Jesus by Japanese Christians, hence a more appropriate translation would be 'Apostles'. Though this still isn't a very apt description of what they are.



* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'' -- Where they do drugs, have {{reincarnat|ion}}ed incestuous lesbian relationships, and brainwash people through video games. Also, some have disabilities, some are born with only one wing, Metatron is a perpetual infant, and Rosiel doesn't just go batshit insane; [[spoiler: in the end, he starts aging backwards and decaying in the first place. Also, Rosiel's beauty is because he ''removed Alexiel's skin and grafted it onto his own body.'']] Let's face it, Rosiel is about as far into WTF territory as you can get.

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* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'' -- Where they do drugs, have {{reincarnat|ion}}ed incestuous lesbian relationships, and brainwash people through video games. Also, some have disabilities, some are born with only one wing, Metatron is a perpetual infant, and Rosiel doesn't just go batshit insane; [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the end, he starts aging backwards and decaying in the first place. Also, Rosiel's beauty is because he ''removed Alexiel's skin and grafted it onto his own body.'']] Let's face it, Rosiel is about as far into WTF territory as you can get.



* In ''Anime/ShatteredAngels'', they come in the form of "Absolute Angels," a 4-girl strong race of genetically created superhumans capable of turning into a mecha style combat power armour or just transmorificating parts of their body into different parts of the mechas. Also, they feed by absorbing life force from normies through a kiss and are each [[spoiler: a warrior-slave to a member of the douchebaggy Ayanokojo family, except Tarlotte who's more of a daughter to her Ayanokoji]].

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* In ''Anime/ShatteredAngels'', they come in the form of "Absolute Angels," a 4-girl strong race of genetically created superhumans capable of turning into a mecha style combat power armour or just transmorificating parts of their body into different parts of the mechas. Also, they feed by absorbing life force from normies through a kiss and are each [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a warrior-slave to a member of the douchebaggy Ayanokojo family, except Tarlotte who's more of a daughter to her Ayanokoji]].



* The Proxies of ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' are sort of like angels, although the word is never used. They exist to fulfill the will of a Creator [[spoiler: i.e., humans who fled from Earth in the far past,]] and have nearly god-like powers. Two of those shown, Kazki's Proxy and Monad Proxy have wings, and the former calls to mind FallenAngel imagery (he's an evil {{bishonen}} whose true form is a black, horned creature). There's also the fact that [[ChatacterTitle Ergo Proxy]] [[spoiler: the protagonist Vincent, thus an AngelUnaware]] calls to mind the Angel of Death with his CatchPhrase, "I am Ergo Proxy, the agent of death."

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* The Proxies of ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' are sort of like angels, although the word is never used. They exist to fulfill the will of a Creator [[spoiler: i.[[spoiler:i.e., humans who fled from Earth in the far past,]] and have nearly god-like powers. Two of those shown, Kazki's Proxy and Monad Proxy have wings, and the former calls to mind FallenAngel imagery (he's an evil {{bishonen}} whose true form is a black, horned creature). There's also the fact that [[ChatacterTitle Ergo Proxy]] [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the protagonist Vincent, thus an AngelUnaware]] calls to mind the Angel of Death with his CatchPhrase, "I am Ergo Proxy, the agent of death."



* ''Manga/BlackButler'': We have [[spoiler:Angela/Ash]], the [[GenderBender on-command gender-bending]] fallen angel. But of course, this one also has those [[WingedHumanoid big, white, feathery wings]] to make it [[SarcasmMode all better.]] [[spoiler: And is trying to purge England of the unclean and useless.]]

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* ''Manga/BlackButler'': We have [[spoiler:Angela/Ash]], the [[GenderBender on-command gender-bending]] fallen angel. But of course, this one also has those [[WingedHumanoid big, white, feathery wings]] to make it [[SarcasmMode all better.]] [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And is trying to purge England of the unclean and useless.]]



* In the [[Fanfic/BloodBondBloodOmenSeries Blood Bond Blood Omen Series]], a ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible fanfic'', [[spoiler: Kim and Ron merge to form]] a four-eyed, six-winged creature that WordofGod says is a seraph.

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* In the [[Fanfic/BloodBondBloodOmenSeries Blood Bond Blood Omen Series]], a ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible fanfic'', [[spoiler: Kim [[spoiler:Kim and Ron merge to form]] a four-eyed, six-winged creature that WordofGod says is a seraph.



** The 'A' class of [[Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Incubators]] had appeared of these in ancient times to manipulate men and tempt young girls into becoming Puella Magi (namely, they contracted Eve, whose wish [[spoiler: doomed mankind to be targeted by the Incubators in the first place]] and Hagar). Eventually, when a line about Satan appearing as an angel of light made it into the Bible, the 'A' class were phased out and replaced by the 'B' class that Kyubey comes from.
** Witches that somehow retained memories of their humanity were also called angels. The witch Gabriel ([[spoiler: the witch form of [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Aisha]]]]) was one of these, as was Pandora of Greek mythology. [[spoiler: Homura somehow becomes one of these as well, despite Madoka's wish to erase witches before they were born.]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', one of the Power Groups is the Angels. Some are [[WingedHumanoid winged humanoids]], but most are people who have one or another way to fly. They are [[KnightTemplar Knights Templar]], notoriously LawfulStupid, and thoroughly unpleasant to be around. While much of their time is spent healing people during battles and rescuing civilians, they are quite ready to mix it up with evil, particularly the Animals (another PG). They are led by Trelayna of the Rock, a woman merged with a rock who has enormous telepathic powers. She also is batshit insane and demands incredibly strict behavior from her followers, staying in their minds to ensure that they meet her standards—which is why nearly all of them are [[spoiler: artificial intelligences]].

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** The 'A' class of [[Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Incubators]] had appeared of these in ancient times to manipulate men and tempt young girls into becoming Puella Magi (namely, they contracted Eve, whose wish [[spoiler: doomed [[spoiler:doomed mankind to be targeted by the Incubators in the first place]] and Hagar). Eventually, when a line about Satan appearing as an angel of light made it into the Bible, the 'A' class were phased out and replaced by the 'B' class that Kyubey comes from.
** Witches that somehow retained memories of their humanity were also called angels. The witch Gabriel ([[spoiler: the ([[spoiler:the witch form of [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Aisha]]]]) was one of these, as was Pandora of Greek mythology. [[spoiler: Homura [[spoiler:Homura somehow becomes one of these as well, despite Madoka's wish to erase witches before they were born.]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', one of the Power Groups is the Angels. Some are [[WingedHumanoid winged humanoids]], but most are people who have one or another way to fly. They are [[KnightTemplar Knights Templar]], notoriously LawfulStupid, and thoroughly unpleasant to be around. While much of their time is spent healing people during battles and rescuing civilians, they are quite ready to mix it up with evil, particularly the Animals (another PG). They are led by Trelayna of the Rock, a woman merged with a rock who has enormous telepathic powers. She also is batshit insane and demands incredibly strict behavior from her followers, staying in their minds to ensure that they meet her standards—which is why nearly all of them are [[spoiler: artificial [[spoiler:artificial intelligences]].



* In ''Film/{{Knowing}}'', it's not clear whether the [[spoiler: "whisperer people"]]are angels, aliens or both. [[spoiler: They have spaceships like aliens, and in one scene the wispy light around their bodies looks like wings, like angels. (Also the movie hints the final event is the second coming of Christ.) Whatever they are, they act creepy, mysterious, and threatening. They speak in whispers as their name implies, shoot light out of their mouths and tell of future events.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Knowing}}'', it's not clear whether the [[spoiler: "whisperer [[spoiler:"whisperer people"]]are angels, aliens or both. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They have spaceships like aliens, and in one scene the wispy light around their bodies looks like wings, like angels. (Also the movie hints the final event is the second coming of Christ.) Whatever they are, they act creepy, mysterious, and threatening. They speak in whispers as their name implies, shoot light out of their mouths and tell of future events.]]



* Similarly, it is implied that the titular character of ''WhatHappenedToLaniGarver'' might be a "floating angel," which is sort of an ambiguously gendered {{asexual}} teen guardian angel.[[spoiler: This issue is never really resolved in the book]]

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* Similarly, it is implied that the titular character of ''WhatHappenedToLaniGarver'' might be a "floating angel," which is sort of an ambiguously gendered {{asexual}} teen guardian angel.[[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This issue is never really resolved in the book]]



** Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which in ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', the first in the series, ''might'' be angels as well. It's the closest to identifying them the characters get. They don't like to materialize very much and one of them [[spoiler: used to be a star!]]

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** Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which in ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', the first in the series, ''might'' be angels as well. It's the closest to identifying them the characters get. They don't like to materialize very much and one of them [[spoiler: used [[spoiler:used to be a star!]]



* Angels in Sharon Shinn's ''Literature/{{Samaria}}'' series are genetically engineered from human stock, have wings and can fly and are the only ones who can call upon their god to grant such things as weather control, healing medicine, or holy lightning [[spoiler: which are actually particle beam weapons since "god" is actually a spaceship orbiting the planet]].

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* Angels in Sharon Shinn's ''Literature/{{Samaria}}'' series are genetically engineered from human stock, have wings and can fly and are the only ones who can call upon their god to grant such things as weather control, healing medicine, or holy lightning [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which are actually particle beam weapons since "god" is actually a spaceship orbiting the planet]].



*** The graphic novel ''Ghoul, Goblin'' features a ''genie'' who fulfilled the traditional role of a "guardian angel" for an Egyptian tour guide, [[spoiler: at least until it slacked off to indulge in some InterspeciesRomance with a mortal woman]].

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*** The graphic novel ''Ghoul, Goblin'' features a ''genie'' who fulfilled the traditional role of a "guardian angel" for an Egyptian tour guide, [[spoiler: at [[spoiler:at least until it slacked off to indulge in some InterspeciesRomance with a mortal woman]].



* In Jacqueline Carey's ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' books, the people of Terre d'Ange are all descendants of angels and accordingly beautiful. The angels themselves are mostly absent, aside from paintings and statues, but near the end of Kushiel's Avatar, the angel [[spoiler: Rahab]] makes an appearance, and is described as some sort of incomprehensible beauty, going with the WingedHumanoid image, albeit towering.

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* In Jacqueline Carey's ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' books, the people of Terre d'Ange are all descendants of angels and accordingly beautiful. The angels themselves are mostly absent, aside from paintings and statues, but near the end of Kushiel's Avatar, the angel [[spoiler: Rahab]] [[spoiler:Rahab]] makes an appearance, and is described as some sort of incomprehensible beauty, going with the WingedHumanoid image, albeit towering.



* ''Literature/TheBookOfAllHours'' - the Unkin. [[spoiler: humans that experienced an unique event in their life that allowed them to touch the Vellum underneath reality.]] In the multiverse inscribed on the surface of the Vellum, these meta-humans have long since taken up different roles, [[OurGodsAreDifferent presenting themselves]] to mortal humans [[OurDemonsAreDifferent in different ways]] in pursuit of power.

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* ''Literature/TheBookOfAllHours'' - the Unkin. [[spoiler: humans [[spoiler:humans that experienced an unique event in their life that allowed them to touch the Vellum underneath reality.]] In the multiverse inscribed on the surface of the Vellum, these meta-humans have long since taken up different roles, [[OurGodsAreDifferent presenting themselves]] to mortal humans [[OurDemonsAreDifferent in different ways]] in pursuit of power.



** [[spoiler: Half-Angels though are exceedingly rare, only two exist and it is unknown just how as angels do not reproduce sexually, but they are different. They do not cause Angel Burn and do not have halos, thus they cannot be killed unless their human side is killed. They manifest as people with two sides to themselves, both sentient and aware but in essence the same person. They are also able to read a person's future by touching them, but cannot see futures where they are more than passingly involved.]]

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** [[spoiler: Half-Angels [[spoiler:Half-Angels though are exceedingly rare, only two exist and it is unknown just how as angels do not reproduce sexually, but they are different. They do not cause Angel Burn and do not have halos, thus they cannot be killed unless their human side is killed. They manifest as people with two sides to themselves, both sentient and aware but in essence the same person. They are also able to read a person's future by touching them, but cannot see futures where they are more than passingly involved.]]



** [[spoiler: It is revealed that a third kind of Angel-Blood exists. Triplare, the child of a Dimidius and an Angel. They are exceedingly powerful, as close to an Angel as possible but they have free will. Only seven exist at a time. Three have been revealed in the series, the protagonist Clara, her brother Jeffrey and her romantic interest Christian.]]
* ''Jury Macntier'': The Angels in Cloudia all have certain powers, and some are not what you'd expect an angel to have. For example, Goldalocks is a Wealth Angel, and is incredibly greedy, cruel, and cold-hearted. When revealed that [[spoiler: Jury doesn't have magical powers or abilities]], she laughs at her and throws money at her. Another example is Maybella's friend, Saffron. Saffron is a Lust Angel, and since those are not permitted in Cloudia, Queen Lilac took away her magic, so Saffron is stuck on Cloudia without any lust or sex, what she wants the most. She normally hates on Jury and wears almost nothing but ribbons. Granted, the Angels aren't as bad as the Demons from Fireda. The Demons eat flesh, drink blood, steal, murder, ect. Compared to them, these Angels seem holy.

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** [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It is revealed that a third kind of Angel-Blood exists. Triplare, the child of a Dimidius and an Angel. They are exceedingly powerful, as close to an Angel as possible but they have free will. Only seven exist at a time. Three have been revealed in the series, the protagonist Clara, her brother Jeffrey and her romantic interest Christian.]]
* ''Jury Macntier'': The Angels in Cloudia all have certain powers, and some are not what you'd expect an angel to have. For example, Goldalocks is a Wealth Angel, and is incredibly greedy, cruel, and cold-hearted. When revealed that [[spoiler: Jury [[spoiler:Jury doesn't have magical powers or abilities]], she laughs at her and throws money at her. Another example is Maybella's friend, Saffron. Saffron is a Lust Angel, and since those are not permitted in Cloudia, Queen Lilac took away her magic, so Saffron is stuck on Cloudia without any lust or sex, what she wants the most. She normally hates on Jury and wears almost nothing but ribbons. Granted, the Angels aren't as bad as the Demons from Fireda. The Demons eat flesh, drink blood, steal, murder, ect. Compared to them, these Angels seem holy.



* In Nalini Singh's ''Literature/GuildHunter'' series, there's something for everyone--angels exist and they're impossible to get away from. The world is divided up into territories, one for each Archangel, which they rule over as they see fit. In this universe, angels [[spoiler: produce a toxin that must be discharged regularly or they are driven insane]] so vampires are created from willing human populations. Guild Hunters exist to bring rogue vampires back to the angel that Made them, or destroy them if necessary.

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* In Nalini Singh's ''Literature/GuildHunter'' series, there's something for everyone--angels exist and they're impossible to get away from. The world is divided up into territories, one for each Archangel, which they rule over as they see fit. In this universe, angels [[spoiler: produce [[spoiler:produce a toxin that must be discharged regularly or they are driven insane]] so vampires are created from willing human populations. Guild Hunters exist to bring rogue vampires back to the angel that Made them, or destroy them if necessary.



* [[spoiler: Jenny]] from ''Literature/TheTruthOfRockAndRoll'' becomes a Rock and Roll Angel - no wings, just wheels, but still a being of great power. She's also the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the Rebel Girl in rock & roll songs.
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/JobAComedyOfJustice'', the angels Alex meets in Heaven are generally rather snobbish, ill-tempered bureaucrats. At the end of ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' [[spoiler: Michael Smith is revealed to have been the Archangel Michael descended to the mortal realm]]

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* [[spoiler: Jenny]] [[spoiler:Jenny]] from ''Literature/TheTruthOfRockAndRoll'' becomes a Rock and Roll Angel - no wings, just wheels, but still a being of great power. She's also the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the Rebel Girl in rock & roll songs.
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/JobAComedyOfJustice'', the angels Alex meets in Heaven are generally rather snobbish, ill-tempered bureaucrats. At the end of ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' [[spoiler: Michael [[spoiler:Michael Smith is revealed to have been the Archangel Michael descended to the mortal realm]]



* In ''Literature/FalconQuinn,'' angels are considered one of the types of monsters, although it is noted as being a particularly rare type of monstrosity. [[spoiler: Falcon himself is an angel, and it seems to be the result of his hybrid lineage--his monster parent, Crow, is a fearsome crowlike WingedHumanoid (with HumanoidAbomination tendencies), while his mother is a LightIsNotGood-flavored monster-hunting Guardian.]]

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* In ''Literature/FalconQuinn,'' angels are considered one of the types of monsters, although it is noted as being a particularly rare type of monstrosity. [[spoiler: Falcon [[spoiler:Falcon himself is an angel, and it seems to be the result of his hybrid lineage--his monster parent, Crow, is a fearsome crowlike WingedHumanoid (with HumanoidAbomination tendencies), while his mother is a LightIsNotGood-flavored monster-hunting Guardian.]]



* Sylphrena from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' might qualify, since as an honorspren, she's ''literally'' made out of the idea of honor. Usually takes the form of a human woman, but has also manifested as a flame, ribbon, or shower of petals. In addition, [[spoiler: she can take solid form as a Shardblade/Shardspear/Shardwhatever.]]
* In ''Literature/LastMage'' they vary from [[EldritchAbomination Justice]] to GuileHero [[spoiler: Elijah]]. At least some can be killed, there is also one [[BigBad fallen angel]].

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* Sylphrena from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' might qualify, since as an honorspren, she's ''literally'' made out of the idea of honor. Usually takes the form of a human woman, but has also manifested as a flame, ribbon, or shower of petals. In addition, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she can take solid form as a Shardblade/Shardspear/Shardwhatever.]]
* In ''Literature/LastMage'' they vary from [[EldritchAbomination Justice]] to GuileHero [[spoiler: Elijah]].[[spoiler:Elijah]]. At least some can be killed, there is also one [[BigBad fallen angel]].



** In keeping with the CrapsackWorld they were introduced to, these angels are mostly quite unhappy. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod God has been AWOL for ages]], but since no one ever really had contact with him, most of them don't know. Heaven is attempting to start the Apocalypse while pretending to stop it because a) the prophecy is the closest thing they've got to divine will b) something needs to change. Zachariah likes the power grab, Michael really wants to settle things with his brother, Raphael is disillusioned by God's absence, Gabriel is [[spoiler: off impersonating Loki]], and Lucifer wants to punish Daddy for abandoning them by breaking His favorite toy, the human race. There are mind games and betrayals and quite a lot of blood, since apparently most angel magic is blood-based and it must be smeared on things.

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** In keeping with the CrapsackWorld they were introduced to, these angels are mostly quite unhappy. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod God has been AWOL for ages]], but since no one ever really had contact with him, most of them don't know. Heaven is attempting to start the Apocalypse while pretending to stop it because a) the prophecy is the closest thing they've got to divine will b) something needs to change. Zachariah likes the power grab, Michael really wants to settle things with his brother, Raphael is disillusioned by God's absence, Gabriel is [[spoiler: off [[spoiler:off impersonating Loki]], and Lucifer wants to punish Daddy for abandoning them by breaking His favorite toy, the human race. There are mind games and betrayals and quite a lot of blood, since apparently most angel magic is blood-based and it must be smeared on things.



* The Lords in ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'' give of a somewhat angelic vibe. They look like humanoid animals, dressed in clothing normally associated with angels. When summoning their weapons, or are at the point of dying, a halo appears above their head. [[spoiler: They actually are angels. In this series, the equivalent of God is revealed to be evil. Or at least a control freak that wants to lord over his creation, namely humanity, with an iron fist. On the other hand, the equivalent of Satan spread his essence among humanity, which will help them evolve to Agitos, superhuman beings capable of breaking free from "God's" control. "God", off course, is unhappy with this, and sends his angelic Lords to earth to kill off every human showing the tendency to evolve into an Agito.]]

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* The Lords in ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'' give of a somewhat angelic vibe. They look like humanoid animals, dressed in clothing normally associated with angels. When summoning their weapons, or are at the point of dying, a halo appears above their head. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They actually are angels. In this series, the equivalent of God is revealed to be evil. Or at least a control freak that wants to lord over his creation, namely humanity, with an iron fist. On the other hand, the equivalent of Satan spread his essence among humanity, which will help them evolve to Agitos, superhuman beings capable of breaking free from "God's" control. "God", off course, is unhappy with this, and sends his angelic Lords to earth to kill off every human showing the tendency to evolve into an Agito.]]



** Specifically, in the first game Priel was [[spoiler: a construct created by the [[GodIsEvil evil god]] BigBad to keep his human pawns in check, presumably given the form she was so they'd feel more comfortable following her and mark her off as stupid. Which she's not - under the thick ValleyGirl accent she's a sadistic psychopath and the [[BigBad God's]] number one fangirl. The end of the story shows that the idea she was crucial to his plans was another false impression, she's completely disposable, and in fact mass-produced]]. In the second game the sprite is reused as generic ranged {{Mooks}} called succubus (and variations thereof).

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** Specifically, in the first game Priel was [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a construct created by the [[GodIsEvil evil god]] BigBad to keep his human pawns in check, presumably given the form she was so they'd feel more comfortable following her and mark her off as stupid. Which she's not - under the thick ValleyGirl accent she's a sadistic psychopath and the [[BigBad God's]] number one fangirl. The end of the story shows that the idea she was crucial to his plans was another false impression, she's completely disposable, and in fact mass-produced]]. In the second game the sprite is reused as generic ranged {{Mooks}} called succubus (and variations thereof).



** ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' reveals the other two Archangels who sided with humanity: Auriel (Hope), and Itherael (Fate). Both are pretty nice to the [[PlayerCharacter Nephalem]], but by that point [[spoiler: the Heavens are burning, the angels's doom is written in prophecy, and you're pretty much their ''only hope'']]. Tyrael was the first to see the value of humans, and even [[spoiler: became one]] when he became fed up with the Council's inaction.

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** ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' reveals the other two Archangels who sided with humanity: Auriel (Hope), and Itherael (Fate). Both are pretty nice to the [[PlayerCharacter Nephalem]], but by that point [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Heavens are burning, the angels's doom is written in prophecy, and you're pretty much their ''only hope'']]. Tyrael was the first to see the value of humans, and even [[spoiler: became [[spoiler:became one]] when he became fed up with the Council's inaction.



* The Nimbis in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' are cute little guys who speak in YeOldeButcheredEnglish and live in the [[FluffyCloudHeaven Overthere]], where pure souls go after [[NeverSayDie their games are over]]. They answer to Grambi, the Overthere's benevolent, bearded ruler. [[spoiler: And it's heavily implied that Bonechill, the giant, monstrous boss of the level, is a fallen Nimbi.]]

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* The Nimbis in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' are cute little guys who speak in YeOldeButcheredEnglish and live in the [[FluffyCloudHeaven Overthere]], where pure souls go after [[NeverSayDie their games are over]]. They answer to Grambi, the Overthere's benevolent, bearded ruler. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And it's heavily implied that Bonechill, the giant, monstrous boss of the level, is a fallen Nimbi.]]



* In ''VideoGame/AfterTheWar'', Mark's diary mentions an Angel who came from beyond the Portal and revealed himself to him. [[spoiler: When you reach the end of the Portal, you're attacked by a Black Angel, an alien, sword-toting legless monster who can shoot electricity and tries to shank you.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AfterTheWar'', Mark's diary mentions an Angel who came from beyond the Portal and revealed himself to him. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When you reach the end of the Portal, you're attacked by a Black Angel, an alien, sword-toting legless monster who can shoot electricity and tries to shank you.]]



* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' introduces angels relatively early on in the form of the Host; they look mostly human except for the fact that they can manifest wings of pure energy... except of course for [[{{Satan}} Eblis]], who appears in the form of a tall, white-skinned humanoid with [[BaldOfEvil no hair]], [[EyelessFace no eyes]], and [[BarbieDollAnatomy no genitals]]; it's not known if this was a result of him falling from grace and ending up in the Hell Dimension, or if this is some kind of GlamourFailure. In a very unusual twist, the Host weren't created by God - ''they'' created God in the form of the [[DeusEstMachina divine biocomputer]] [[BigGood Gaia]], along with most of the world as we know it. However, the matter of what to do with their creation has split the Host into two opposing factions: one faction, the Grigorii, only want to protect Gaia, while the Nephilim want to exploit her for all she's worth [[spoiler: by releasing [[EldritchAbomination the Dreamers]] from Gaia's captivity and [[HijackingCthulhu harnessing them for their own selfish purposes]] ]]; as such, the game begins with the player being visited by representatives of both factions in attempts to sway you to their way of thinking. There are only two members of the Host who are outside of this conflict, now considered FallenAngels: one is Eblis, who now rules over the Hell Dimensions and is trying to conquer Earth; the other is [[spoiler: Samael, who is now masquerading as Samuel Chandra, Founder and CEO of [[MegaCorp the Orochi Group]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' introduces angels relatively early on in the form of the Host; they look mostly human except for the fact that they can manifest wings of pure energy... except of course for [[{{Satan}} Eblis]], who appears in the form of a tall, white-skinned humanoid with [[BaldOfEvil no hair]], [[EyelessFace no eyes]], and [[BarbieDollAnatomy no genitals]]; it's not known if this was a result of him falling from grace and ending up in the Hell Dimension, or if this is some kind of GlamourFailure. In a very unusual twist, the Host weren't created by God - ''they'' created God in the form of the [[DeusEstMachina divine biocomputer]] [[BigGood Gaia]], along with most of the world as we know it. However, the matter of what to do with their creation has split the Host into two opposing factions: one faction, the Grigorii, only want to protect Gaia, while the Nephilim want to exploit her for all she's worth [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by releasing [[EldritchAbomination the Dreamers]] from Gaia's captivity and [[HijackingCthulhu harnessing them for their own selfish purposes]] ]]; as such, the game begins with the player being visited by representatives of both factions in attempts to sway you to their way of thinking. There are only two members of the Host who are outside of this conflict, now considered FallenAngels: one is Eblis, who now rules over the Hell Dimensions and is trying to conquer Earth; the other is [[spoiler: Samael, [[spoiler:Samael, who is now masquerading as Samuel Chandra, Founder and CEO of [[MegaCorp the Orochi Group]].]]



* Angels from ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' are simply another race of Creatures in Furrae. They have feathered wings and a proficiency with light magic as opposed to the Demons' bat wings and talent for dark magic. Angels aren't a strictly "good" race either; they value power and influence as much as the greediest demon (though there are undoubtedly individual exceptions). [[spoiler: Oh, and they're also slowly dying out for some reason.]]

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* Angels from ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' are simply another race of Creatures in Furrae. They have feathered wings and a proficiency with light magic as opposed to the Demons' bat wings and talent for dark magic. Angels aren't a strictly "good" race either; they value power and influence as much as the greediest demon (though there are undoubtedly individual exceptions). [[spoiler: Oh, [[spoiler:Oh, and they're also slowly dying out for some reason.]]



** Under this definition [[spoiler:Jack Noir]] can be considered an angel too. [[spoiler: This is part of Eridan's rationale when he loses hope and decides to join Jack: after all, if just killing regular angels is so hard what chance does he have against a lord of angels?]]

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** Under this definition [[spoiler:Jack Noir]] can be considered an angel too. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is part of Eridan's rationale when he loses hope and decides to join Jack: after all, if just killing regular angels is so hard what chance does he have against a lord of angels?]]



* In the [[ReligiousHorror short story]] ''[[http://everything2.com/user/Jet-Poop/writeups/Requiem+Aeternam Requiem Aeternam]]'', angels [[spoiler: [[IAmAHumanitarian are hungry]]]].

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* In the [[ReligiousHorror short story]] ''[[http://everything2.com/user/Jet-Poop/writeups/Requiem+Aeternam Requiem Aeternam]]'', angels [[spoiler: [[IAmAHumanitarian [[spoiler:[[IAmAHumanitarian are hungry]]]].



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Christmas Special: Orlando the guardian angel is pretty much like the one in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', except that he can feel pain, get hurt and, [[spoiler: apparently, get killed by a gun]]. Also [[spoiler: he tries to kill his charge on realizing how much better things would be for ''everyone'' including himself, if the Critic wasn't around]].

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Christmas Special: Orlando the guardian angel is pretty much like the one in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', except that he can feel pain, get hurt and, [[spoiler: apparently, [[spoiler:apparently, get killed by a gun]]. Also [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he tries to kill his charge on realizing how much better things would be for ''everyone'' including himself, if the Critic wasn't around]].
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