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21st Mar '17 2:37:07 PM Yukianesa
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** Funnily enough, the ones actually referred to as angels are [[SpaceMarine a million strong army of 8 feet tall, fanatical]] {{super soldier}}s.

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** Funnily enough, the ones actually referred to as angels are [[SpaceMarine a million strong army of 8 feet tall, fanatical]] {{super soldier}}s. And given [[BodyHorror what they]] [[TrainingFromHell go through]] to become that way, [[SelflessnessTropes the angels comparison is entirely apt]].
20th Mar '17 10:24:30 PM ronaldreagan
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* In ''WebComic/AfraidOfMonstersTheComic'', angels are albino humanoids with one to three pairs of wings, and a third eye at the end of a tail. They appear to cry blood and have soothing auras around humans. They have powers based on Biblical references like miracles and plagues according to ''Main/WordOfGod''.
3rd Mar '17 8:05:23 AM Dravencour
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* '''What is their morality?''' The most common way of varying things. Angels may be [[AlwaysLawfulGood always good-aligned]], with [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] as their EvilCounterpartRace, or they may be divided into good angels and evil angels, often indicated by [[GoodWingsEvilWings wing color.]] If they are portrayed negatively they most often fall into the KnightTemplar Trope. Given that angels are usually messengers or servants of {{God}} (the word "angel" comes from the Greek for "messenger"), GodIsGood / GodIsEvil tends to come into full play here; if an angel can ask HaveYouSeenMyGod or is part of a CouncilOfAngels, expect confusion over what is and isn't in His best interests. In a similar tangent; do they have Free Will? Other than turning FallenAngel; often Angels have such absolute behavior fixations that simply considering options is ''physically painful.'' Often humans will get angels upset with them with inappropriate questions or observations because the angel ''can't'' think that way without going insane. In this way, they can be as alien as TheFairFolk.

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* '''What is their morality?''' The most common way of varying things. Angels may be [[AlwaysLawfulGood always good-aligned]], with [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] as their EvilCounterpartRace, or they may be divided into good angels and evil angels, often indicated by [[GoodWingsEvilWings wing color.]] If they are portrayed negatively they most often fall into the KnightTemplar Trope.trope. Given that angels are usually messengers or servants of {{God}} (the word "angel" comes from the Greek for "messenger"), GodIsGood / GodIsEvil tends to come into full play here; if an angel can ask HaveYouSeenMyGod or is part of a CouncilOfAngels, expect confusion over what is and isn't in His best interests. In a similar tangent; do they angels have Free Will? Other than turning FallenAngel; often Angels have such absolute behavior behavioral fixations that simply considering options is ''physically painful.'' Often humans will get angels upset with them with inappropriate questions or observations because the angel ''can't'' think that way without going insane. In this way, they can be as alien as TheFairFolk.
27th Feb '17 7:11:24 PM ConnorMcLay
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* '''What is their morality?''' The most common way of varying things. Angels may be [[AlwaysLawfulGood always good-aligned]], with [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] as their EvilCounterpartRace, or they may be divided into good angels and evil angels, often indicated by [[GoodWingsEvilWings wing color.]] Given that angels are usually messengers or servants of {{God}} (the word "angel" comes from the Greek for "messenger"), GodIsGood / GodIsEvil tends to come into full play here; if an angel can ask HaveYouSeenMyGod or is part of a CouncilOfAngels, expect confusion over what is and isn't in His best interests. In a similar tangent; do they have Free Will? Other than turning FallenAngel; often Angels have such absolute behavior fixations that simply considering options is ''physically painful.'' Often humans will get angels upset with them with inappropriate questions or observations because the angel ''can't'' think that way without going insane. In this way, they can be as alien as TheFairFolk.

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* '''What is their morality?''' The most common way of varying things. Angels may be [[AlwaysLawfulGood always good-aligned]], with [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] as their EvilCounterpartRace, or they may be divided into good angels and evil angels, often indicated by [[GoodWingsEvilWings wing color.]] If they are portrayed negatively they most often fall into the KnightTemplar Trope. Given that angels are usually messengers or servants of {{God}} (the word "angel" comes from the Greek for "messenger"), GodIsGood / GodIsEvil tends to come into full play here; if an angel can ask HaveYouSeenMyGod or is part of a CouncilOfAngels, expect confusion over what is and isn't in His best interests. In a similar tangent; do they have Free Will? Other than turning FallenAngel; often Angels have such absolute behavior fixations that simply considering options is ''physically painful.'' Often humans will get angels upset with them with inappropriate questions or observations because the angel ''can't'' think that way without going insane. In this way, they can be as alien as TheFairFolk.
17th Feb '17 2:27:39 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/TheMaidOfFairewellHeights'': According to the Angel costume, they have {{Holy Halo}}s and are {{Winged Humanoid}}s.
16th Feb '17 11:03:39 PM EdwardGil
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* '''What is their morality?''' The most common way of varying things. Angels may be [[AlwaysLawfulGood always good-aligned]], with [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] as their EvilCounterpartRace, or they may be divided into good angels and evil angels, often indicated by [[GoodWingsEvilWings wing color.]] Given that angels are usually messengers or servants of {{God}} (the word "angel" comes from the Greek for "messenger"), GodIsGood / GodIsEvil tends to come into full play here; if an angel can ask HaveYouSeenMyGod or is part of a CouncilOfAngels, expect confusion over what is and isn't in His best interests. In a similar tangent; do they have Free Will? Other than turning FallenAngel; often Angels have such absolute behavior fixations that simply considering options is ''physically painful.'' Often humans will get angels upset with them with inappropriate questions or observations because the angel ''can't'' think that way. In this way, they can be as alien as TheFairFolk.

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* '''What is their morality?''' The most common way of varying things. Angels may be [[AlwaysLawfulGood always good-aligned]], with [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] as their EvilCounterpartRace, or they may be divided into good angels and evil angels, often indicated by [[GoodWingsEvilWings wing color.]] Given that angels are usually messengers or servants of {{God}} (the word "angel" comes from the Greek for "messenger"), GodIsGood / GodIsEvil tends to come into full play here; if an angel can ask HaveYouSeenMyGod or is part of a CouncilOfAngels, expect confusion over what is and isn't in His best interests. In a similar tangent; do they have Free Will? Other than turning FallenAngel; often Angels have such absolute behavior fixations that simply considering options is ''physically painful.'' Often humans will get angels upset with them with inappropriate questions or observations because the angel ''can't'' think that way.way without going insane. In this way, they can be as alien as TheFairFolk.
16th Feb '17 10:50:49 PM ShorinBJ
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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, since an otherwise-improbable percentage of the dead angel count are killed by stabbing while in vessels.

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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 world (demons in the setting do the same thing, but without asking permission.) 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.



** But angels do not become demons; if they undergo a FaceHeelTurn, they stay angels, just bad ones. Demons are former humans, essentially superpowered ghosts.



* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' there are Whitelighters, essentially guardian angels - good people who were rewarded for their good deeds in death - who help and advise witches. Their wings are strictly metaphorical: although they never manifest any actual wings, having their powers revoked by the [[CouncilOfAngels Council of Elders]] is referred to as having their "wings clipped." Normal Whitelighters are always shown to be dedicated servants of good, but their bosses, the Elders, are generally distant at best, and at least one becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist and the BigBad of the sixth season. They are also near invincible as they can be blown to pieces, only to quickly reform. However they can die when shot by an arrow from their Evil Counterpart, Darklighters. Paige, the youngest sister is actually technically an angel as well. Her mother had an affair with her Whitelighter and got pregnant with her as a result. She has Whitelighter powers in addition to her Charmed ones but she can also be killed by mortal causes and it's likely she won't live forever.

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* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' there are Whitelighters, essentially guardian angels - good people who were rewarded for their good deeds in death - who help and advise witches. Their wings are strictly metaphorical: although they never manifest any actual wings, having their powers revoked by the [[CouncilOfAngels Council of Elders]] is referred to as having their "wings clipped." Normal Whitelighters are always shown to be dedicated servants of good, but their bosses, the Elders, are generally distant at best, and at least one becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist and the BigBad of the sixth season. They are also near invincible as they can be blown to pieces, only to quickly reform. However they can die when shot by an arrow from their Evil Counterpart, Darklighters. Paige, the youngest sister is actually technically an angel as well. Her mother had an affair with her Whitelighter and got pregnant with her as a result. She has Whitelighter powers in addition to her Charmed ones ones, but she can also be killed by mortal causes and it's likely she won't live forever.
6th Feb '17 9:03:57 PM KillerClowns
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* '''How powerful are they?''' {{Winged Humanoid}}s and angels are sometimes weak or at least [[GlassCannon easily damaged]] when their supernatural aspect is missing or not played up. More often however, they are portrayed as divinely powerful badasses. They do go toe to toe with [[EvilCounterpartRace demons]], after all, and are canonically more powerful than human beings. Maybe they're downright martially inclined and form TheArmiesOfHeaven.

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* '''How powerful are they?''' {{Winged Humanoid}}s and angels are sometimes weak or at least [[GlassCannon easily damaged]] when their supernatural aspect is missing or not played up. More often however, they are portrayed as divinely powerful badasses. They do go toe to toe with [[EvilCounterpartRace demons]], after all, and are canonically more powerful than human beings. When TheGodsMustBeLazy is in play, the rarity of angels can combine with ConservationOfNinjitsu to make them rare but powerful compared to the common and expendable hordes of Hell. Maybe they're downright martially inclined and form TheArmiesOfHeaven.
29th Jan '17 8:27:44 AM SkArcher
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* Angels in APracticalGuideToEvil apparently come in choirs - we know of Fortitude, Mercy, Compassion, Judgement and Contrition - that affect not only their mindset and powers but that of their chosen Heroes. We've only (yet) seen an Angel of Contrition on screen, when [[spoiler:the process of summoning it was interrupted.]] They also have a BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood effect on those exposed to them. GoodIsNotNice is in effect.
27th Jan '17 11:53:17 PM CountDorku
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Godbound}}'''s angels are ''pissed''. After humanity laid waste to Heaven in a hubristic bid for ultimate power, they declared war on humanity, and intentionally spread false religions in disguise to ensure the maximum number of humans go to hell.
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