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6th Nov '16 11:50:04 AM nombretomado
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** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-469 SCP-469]] is a large humanoid figure with countless white-feathered wings sprouting from its back which spends its time curled up in a fetal position on the floor, resembling a huge pile of feathers. Any form of sound causes it to grow more wings and feathers and it agonizingly kills any living creature that touches it to feed off their screaming. Oh and in a macabre ShoutOut to ''ItsAWonderfulLife'', ringing a bell within earshot of it will cause it to wake up and do something unspecified but presumably horrific.

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** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-469 SCP-469]] is a large humanoid figure with countless white-feathered wings sprouting from its back which spends its time curled up in a fetal position on the floor, resembling a huge pile of feathers. Any form of sound causes it to grow more wings and feathers and it agonizingly kills any living creature that touches it to feed off their screaming. Oh and in a macabre ShoutOut to ''ItsAWonderfulLife'', ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', ringing a bell within earshot of it will cause it to wake up and do something unspecified but presumably horrific.
3rd Nov '16 9:07:31 PM zarpaulus
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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.]]

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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 is trying to purge England of the unclean and useless.]]
30th Oct '16 6:40:09 PM Everdream
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** The story later introduces [[spoiler:Cherubim, which are a type of alien species that grow large wings in adulthood. They are extreme loners, often never meeting another of their kind except to mate, and their idea of romantic attraction is FoeYay. The BigBad is one of them, which would explain the role of angels in troll mythology - the BigBad influenced the troll's concept of the GrimReaper.]] We've met only two [[spoiler:Cherubim]] in the story. One is extremely

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** The story later introduces [[spoiler:Cherubim, which are a type of alien species that grow large wings in adulthood. They are extreme loners, often never meeting another of their kind except to mate, and their idea of romantic attraction is FoeYay. The BigBad is one of them, which would explain the role of angels in troll mythology - the BigBad influenced the troll's concept of the GrimReaper.]] We've met only two [[spoiler:Cherubim]] in the story. One is extremelyextremely kind and gentle, the other... [[OmnicidalManiac Not so much]].
** It's hinted that Angels actually serve Paradox Space ([[YouCantFightFate Fate]]).
* ''Webcomic/{{Catena}}'' (see http://catenamanor.com/) by [=DeBray=] and Tracy Baily have angels. They're cats.
* The Paedagogusi in ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' more or less fit the angel role, by any other name… and they're ''different'', all right.
* In ''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth'', angels are the souls of the virtuous gone to heaven (and ''act'' like real people, believe me). Heaven accepts souls from every planet in the universe, so angels are mostly aliens united only in ownership of wings and a halo. They can be temporarily banished for committing crimes against Heaven (fallen angels), or leave entirely and become known as devils. There are also cherubim, which are native to heaven, have no souls, and were created by [[ArchangelMichael Mikael]] as CannonFodder.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' shows us two angel characters during Roy's stint in the afterlife, both based on D&D celestials. The bureaucratic deva is a green-skinned traditional angel, but solely interested in filling out the paperwork necessary to process souls to their final rest. The aptly-named Roy's Archon is a tiny ball of glowing light provided to Roy as a guide during his stay.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', two angels appear, primarily as winged humanoids who don't look any older than twelve. They occasionally dress up as a pair of possibly-Jehova's-Witnesses. Very prone to play the ScrewySquirrel on the Devil. The extent of Lil' E's AmnesiacDissonance? [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-31 He goes trick-or-treating as an angel]]
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', Madeline's HealingHands produce not only [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine gold and white light]], but [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-47/ two little angels blowing trumpets.]] Mimic complains that he asked her to do it ''quietly''.
* There's a trio of angels in ''Webcomic/DarwinCarmichaelIsGoingToHell'' that are, basically, stereotypical stoners, who spend 99% of their time either getting high or trying to figure out how to get high. The other 1% they turn into dead serious, no-nonsense, crazy prophetic guys.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', following the fairy tale, Snow White and Rose Red are protected in the GhibliHills by an angel that keeps them from falling over a cliff.
* In ''Webcomic/TheSenkari'', angels are either apathetic or jerks.
--> '''Angel''': Well well, if it isn't the mortal play things. How does it feel to be mere shadows of the real host?
* In ''WebComic/{{Sorcery 101}}'' Mages get angels to guide them when demon hunting. There are all sorts of rules governing the angels' behavior. For example, they can't ask for help from "creatures of darkness" (or anyone connected to such beings). Angels are sexless, featureless, glowing humanoids with wings and a thin layer of paint/glamour that makes their skin, clothes and feathers. Damage will strip this layer and it takes a couple seconds for it to regenerate.
* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' involves the adventures of an Earth woman with an angel from another realm called the Throne, a hole-ridden, statuesque being whose name translates as ''82 white chain born in emptiness returns to subdue evil''.
** The form an Angel wears in most situations is actually a shell that houses their true body, which the author has likened to a controlled nuclear explosion. Angels are immortal but not unkillable; if slain through superior force, they reincarnate in the VoidBetweenTheWorlds, where they appear in their true form--only sometimes humanoid, and always including numerous wings and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes in odd places]]. At least one angel is a free-floating Euclidean solid with a halo. The number in front of their name actually indicates how many times they have incarnated.
* Webcomic/SkinDeep has the angel Gabe who is genderless, believes in all religions at once (somehow), drinks and smokes, has an instinct to help others and (allegedly) has no free will.
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* In the [[ReligiousHorror short story]] ''[[http://everything2.com/user/Jet-Poop/writeups/Requiem+Aeternam Requiem Aeternam]]'', angels [[spoiler: [[IAmAHumanitarian are hungry]]]].
* Played for humor in [[http://everything2.com/user/256/writeups/%2522It+could+use+a+space+ship%252C%2522+said+the+angel?author=256 It could use a spaceship, said the angel]].
* In ''Literature/TheAntithesis'', angels are a species classified as 'Archaeans' (winged, humanoids residing on a planet called The Atrium) and are ruled by Commander Yahweh Telei, who is surprisingly an adolescent prodigy and genetic engineer, suffering from cognitive disorders closely resembling O.C.D. and Asperger's. Angelic society revolves around high science and technology.
* The angels in ''Podcast/TheAccount'', a podcast audio drama, haven't shown much of themselves, but they're universally acknowledged as bad news in the Midlands, where the story takes place. Earth, which is separate from the Midlands, seems to be the only place they have very good PR.
* The Angyls from the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} fanfic ''Fanfic/TheShapeOfTheNightmareToCome''. While the Gods of Chaos are served by Daemons, the Star Father, a God of Order, is served by the Angyls who are androgynous, faceless, glowing humanoids with dozens of razor-feathered wings who seek to create a universe of perfect, self-defeating order.
* 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.
* The angels of ''Literature/KumikoTheDemonGirl'' are fairly standard except that they're explicitly stated to originate from ghosts who performed significant good deeds. Demons have the same origin.
* In ''Literature/HitherbyDragons'', angels are gods (supernatural beings) that answer emptiness with hope and wear jackets with holes cut out for their wings. They have various powers and are often the result of a person making a promise an ordinary human can't fulfill. Evasive A can grant wishes if the person catches her (but she's uncatchable), Magic A has a non-zero chance of accomplishing anything, Realistic A can provide a pragmatic assessment of the situation and it's best not to think about Forbidden A.
* 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.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-469 SCP-469]] is a large humanoid figure with countless white-feathered wings sprouting from its back which spends its time curled up in a fetal position on the floor, resembling a huge pile of feathers. Any form of sound causes it to grow more wings and feathers and it agonizingly kills any living creature that touches it to feed off their screaming. Oh and in a macabre ShoutOut to ''ItsAWonderfulLife'', ringing a bell within earshot of it will cause it to wake up and do something unspecified but presumably horrific.
** Finally [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-861 SCP-861]] is a large, elastic ball of "pseudorganic matter" capable of manifesting numerous different organs and appendages, ranging from feathered wings to shark fins. Oh, and anyone who comes near it has a chant foretelling the end of the world projected into their head in Biblical Hebrew, driving anyone who understands it insane.
* ''Roleplay/ShadowhunterPeril'''s Nicholas cries tears [[SparklingStreamOfTears illuminated from within]]. And he [[TenderTears cries a lot.]] [[CryIntoChest Often on Umbra.]]
* ''Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister'':
** Paul Twister meets an angel in the first chapter. She looks like a standard WingedHumanoid, but she's able to [[BreakingTheBonds break iron chains,]] summon up a flaming sword out of nowhere, and teleport away seemingly at will. [[HolyHalo Her body shines,]] how brightly seems to depend on [[PowerGlows how much she's using her power.]] She's later described as being [[AmazonianBeauty a few inches above six feet and incredibly beautiful,]] although that's apparently rather petite for a Celestial. She's noticeably less snarky than [[WorldOfSnark most of the other characters]], and she has some unspecified healing powers. She works as a Celestial Paladin, which is apparently more of a cop or agent of some sort than the D&D idea of paladin-as-holy-knight, though she does have a [[CoolHorse Celestial horse]]. (Who does ''not'' have {{Pegasus}}-wings, much to Paul's surprise.) Paul thinks she's the most beautiful woman she's ever met, though he tries hard to keep his lust for her from showing, because he knows they really aren't very compatible, personality-wise, what with her being a LawfulGood paladin and him being a magic-breaking thief-for-hire.
** Once [[DefrostingIceQueen the ice between them begins to thaw a little,]] they both begin to talk a bit more freely to each other. She seems to be rather sensitive about her wings, because [[WingedHumanoid physics aren't on her side]] and the local ambient magic isn't strong enough for her to fly without a great deal of difficulty, and they make her feel clumsy and unbalanced. When she complains that they're more of a bother than they're worth at times, Paul responds [[ButYourWingsAreBeautiful predictably,]] followed immediately by a classic DidIJustSayThatOutLoud moment.
* The angels of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' are…interesting. They're probably humanoid; hard to tell in a radio-show format. They like to hang around Old Woman Josie's house, helping her with everyday tasks, and go bowling. They're all called Erika (with a K) and are mostly nude. All evidence points to them being forces for good, since they occasionally protect the town. However, the Sheriff's Secret Police would like to remind you that angels, in fact, do NOT exist, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial and neither do their hierarchy which you're not allowed to know anything about]].
* Bobby Sykes from ''WebAnimation/PorkchopNFlatscreen'' is the one angel seen so far. He lacks the halo and his wings can change shape to shield him in combat. He seems to be trying to hide his nature from most people, a fact that Mai [[{{Blackmail}} exploits]] in Episode 2.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Played rather bizarrely in the second ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie "Beast With A Billions Backs," where [[spoiler:what appear to be Angels turn out to be mindless birds. That look exactly like Winged Humanoids wearing robes. And live on the back of a [[GeniusLoci sentient planet]] that inspired FluffyCloudHeaven, and pick parasites off its skin.]]
* Creator/BillPlympton's feature ''Idiots and Angels'' is about a {{Jerkass}} who grows a pair of wings that forces him to be nice against his will.
* On ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' [[KidHero Finn]] is once rescued from danger by a guardian angel...[[spoiler:who then tries to eat him]]. Whether this means she was lying about being an angel is unknown.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Best Friends Forever" several angels appear, with some of them having a high resemblance to the characters from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies.
* In ''{{Spawn}},'' Angels generally appear as badass Amazon-style bounty hunters who come to earth to kick demon ass. While God and Heaven are necessarily remote elements in the story, it seems that LightIsNotGood is the rule in this show since, as one character puts it, Heaven is more interested in winning the war than in playing nice while doing it.
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30th Oct '16 6:33:50 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has [[{{Crossover}} the same angels]] found in ''Dr Slump'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZRevivalOfF'' goes on to reveal slightly cuter antenna lacking angles that soothe souls who are being punished in {{hell}}. ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' reveals that the race of blue-skinned, white-haired people with violet eyes and blue {{Holy Halo}}s who serve as attendants to certain gods first revealed in ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' are themselves another type of angel. In addition to prodigious destructive power surpassing even gods of destruction, these have been shown to possess ThePowerOfCreation, usually associated with the kaioshin, making them some of the most versatile beings in the setting and much stronger than any of the protagonists.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has [[{{Crossover}} the same angels]] found in ''Dr Slump'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZRevivalOfF'' goes on to reveal slightly cuter antenna lacking angles variation of them that soothe souls who are being punished in {{hell}}. ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' reveals that the race of blue-skinned, white-haired people with violet eyes and blue {{Holy Halo}}s who serve as attendants to certain gods first revealed in ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' are themselves another type of angel. In addition to prodigious destructive power surpassing even gods of destruction, these have been shown to possess ThePowerOfCreation, usually associated with the kaioshin, making them some of the most versatile beings in the setting and much stronger than any of the protagonists.
30th Oct '16 6:32:59 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has [[{{Crossover}} the same angels]] found in ''Dr Slump'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZRevivalOfF'' goes on to reveal slightly cuter antenna lacking angles that soothe souls who are being punished in {{hell}}. ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' reveals that the race of blue-skinned, white-haired people with violet eyes and blue {{Holy Halo}}s who serve as attendants to certain gods first revealed in ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' are themselves another type of angel. In addition to prodigious destructive power surpassing even gods of destruction, these have been shown to possess ThePowerOfCreation, usually associated with the kaioshin, making them some of the most versatile beings in the setting and much stronger than any of the protagonists.



** The story later introduces [[spoiler:Cherubim, which are a type of alien species that grow large wings in adulthood. They are extreme loners, often never meeting another of their kind except to mate, and their idea of romantic attraction is FoeYay. The BigBad is one of them, which would explain the role of angels in troll mythology - the BigBad influenced the troll's concept of the GrimReaper.]] We've met only two [[spoiler:Cherubim]] in the story. One is extremely kind and gentle, the other... [[OmnicidalManiac Not so much]].
** It's hinted that Angels actually serve Paradox Space ([[YouCantFightFate Fate]]).
* ''Webcomic/{{Catena}}'' (see http://catenamanor.com/) by [=DeBray=] and Tracy Baily have angels. They're cats.
* The Paedagogusi in ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' more or less fit the angel role, by any other name… and they're ''different'', all right.
* In ''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth'', angels are the souls of the virtuous gone to heaven (and ''act'' like real people, believe me). Heaven accepts souls from every planet in the universe, so angels are mostly aliens united only in ownership of wings and a halo. They can be temporarily banished for committing crimes against Heaven (fallen angels), or leave entirely and become known as devils. There are also cherubim, which are native to heaven, have no souls, and were created by [[ArchangelMichael Mikael]] as CannonFodder.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' shows us two angel characters during Roy's stint in the afterlife, both based on D&D celestials. The bureaucratic deva is a green-skinned traditional angel, but solely interested in filling out the paperwork necessary to process souls to their final rest. The aptly-named Roy's Archon is a tiny ball of glowing light provided to Roy as a guide during his stay.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', two angels appear, primarily as winged humanoids who don't look any older than twelve. They occasionally dress up as a pair of possibly-Jehova's-Witnesses. Very prone to play the ScrewySquirrel on the Devil. The extent of Lil' E's AmnesiacDissonance? [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-31 He goes trick-or-treating as an angel]]
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', Madeline's HealingHands produce not only [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine gold and white light]], but [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-47/ two little angels blowing trumpets.]] Mimic complains that he asked her to do it ''quietly''.
* There's a trio of angels in ''Webcomic/DarwinCarmichaelIsGoingToHell'' that are, basically, stereotypical stoners, who spend 99% of their time either getting high or trying to figure out how to get high. The other 1% they turn into dead serious, no-nonsense, crazy prophetic guys.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', following the fairy tale, Snow White and Rose Red are protected in the GhibliHills by an angel that keeps them from falling over a cliff.
* In ''Webcomic/TheSenkari'', angels are either apathetic or jerks.
--> '''Angel''': Well well, if it isn't the mortal play things. How does it feel to be mere shadows of the real host?
* In ''WebComic/{{Sorcery 101}}'' Mages get angels to guide them when demon hunting. There are all sorts of rules governing the angels' behavior. For example, they can't ask for help from "creatures of darkness" (or anyone connected to such beings). Angels are sexless, featureless, glowing humanoids with wings and a thin layer of paint/glamour that makes their skin, clothes and feathers. Damage will strip this layer and it takes a couple seconds for it to regenerate.
* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' involves the adventures of an Earth woman with an angel from another realm called the Throne, a hole-ridden, statuesque being whose name translates as ''82 white chain born in emptiness returns to subdue evil''.
** The form an Angel wears in most situations is actually a shell that houses their true body, which the author has likened to a controlled nuclear explosion. Angels are immortal but not unkillable; if slain through superior force, they reincarnate in the VoidBetweenTheWorlds, where they appear in their true form--only sometimes humanoid, and always including numerous wings and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes in odd places]]. At least one angel is a free-floating Euclidean solid with a halo. The number in front of their name actually indicates how many times they have incarnated.
* Webcomic/SkinDeep has the angel Gabe who is genderless, believes in all religions at once (somehow), drinks and smokes, has an instinct to help others and (allegedly) has no free will.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* In the [[ReligiousHorror short story]] ''[[http://everything2.com/user/Jet-Poop/writeups/Requiem+Aeternam Requiem Aeternam]]'', angels [[spoiler: [[IAmAHumanitarian are hungry]]]].
* Played for humor in [[http://everything2.com/user/256/writeups/%2522It+could+use+a+space+ship%252C%2522+said+the+angel?author=256 It could use a spaceship, said the angel]].
* In ''Literature/TheAntithesis'', angels are a species classified as 'Archaeans' (winged, humanoids residing on a planet called The Atrium) and are ruled by Commander Yahweh Telei, who is surprisingly an adolescent prodigy and genetic engineer, suffering from cognitive disorders closely resembling O.C.D. and Asperger's. Angelic society revolves around high science and technology.
* The angels in ''Podcast/TheAccount'', a podcast audio drama, haven't shown much of themselves, but they're universally acknowledged as bad news in the Midlands, where the story takes place. Earth, which is separate from the Midlands, seems to be the only place they have very good PR.
* The Angyls from the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} fanfic ''Fanfic/TheShapeOfTheNightmareToCome''. While the Gods of Chaos are served by Daemons, the Star Father, a God of Order, is served by the Angyls who are androgynous, faceless, glowing humanoids with dozens of razor-feathered wings who seek to create a universe of perfect, self-defeating order.
* 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.
* The angels of ''Literature/KumikoTheDemonGirl'' are fairly standard except that they're explicitly stated to originate from ghosts who performed significant good deeds. Demons have the same origin.
* In ''Literature/HitherbyDragons'', angels are gods (supernatural beings) that answer emptiness with hope and wear jackets with holes cut out for their wings. They have various powers and are often the result of a person making a promise an ordinary human can't fulfill. Evasive A can grant wishes if the person catches her (but she's uncatchable), Magic A has a non-zero chance of accomplishing anything, Realistic A can provide a pragmatic assessment of the situation and it's best not to think about Forbidden A.
* 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.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-469 SCP-469]] is a large humanoid figure with countless white-feathered wings sprouting from its back which spends its time curled up in a fetal position on the floor, resembling a huge pile of feathers. Any form of sound causes it to grow more wings and feathers and it agonizingly kills any living creature that touches it to feed off their screaming. Oh and in a macabre ShoutOut to ''ItsAWonderfulLife'', ringing a bell within earshot of it will cause it to wake up and do something unspecified but presumably horrific.
** Finally [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-861 SCP-861]] is a large, elastic ball of "pseudorganic matter" capable of manifesting numerous different organs and appendages, ranging from feathered wings to shark fins. Oh, and anyone who comes near it has a chant foretelling the end of the world projected into their head in Biblical Hebrew, driving anyone who understands it insane.
* ''Roleplay/ShadowhunterPeril'''s Nicholas cries tears [[SparklingStreamOfTears illuminated from within]]. And he [[TenderTears cries a lot.]] [[CryIntoChest Often on Umbra.]]
* ''Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister'':
** Paul Twister meets an angel in the first chapter. She looks like a standard WingedHumanoid, but she's able to [[BreakingTheBonds break iron chains,]] summon up a flaming sword out of nowhere, and teleport away seemingly at will. [[HolyHalo Her body shines,]] how brightly seems to depend on [[PowerGlows how much she's using her power.]] She's later described as being [[AmazonianBeauty a few inches above six feet and incredibly beautiful,]] although that's apparently rather petite for a Celestial. She's noticeably less snarky than [[WorldOfSnark most of the other characters]], and she has some unspecified healing powers. She works as a Celestial Paladin, which is apparently more of a cop or agent of some sort than the D&D idea of paladin-as-holy-knight, though she does have a [[CoolHorse Celestial horse]]. (Who does ''not'' have {{Pegasus}}-wings, much to Paul's surprise.) Paul thinks she's the most beautiful woman she's ever met, though he tries hard to keep his lust for her from showing, because he knows they really aren't very compatible, personality-wise, what with her being a LawfulGood paladin and him being a magic-breaking thief-for-hire.
** Once [[DefrostingIceQueen the ice between them begins to thaw a little,]] they both begin to talk a bit more freely to each other. She seems to be rather sensitive about her wings, because [[WingedHumanoid physics aren't on her side]] and the local ambient magic isn't strong enough for her to fly without a great deal of difficulty, and they make her feel clumsy and unbalanced. When she complains that they're more of a bother than they're worth at times, Paul responds [[ButYourWingsAreBeautiful predictably,]] followed immediately by a classic DidIJustSayThatOutLoud moment.
* The angels of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' are…interesting. They're probably humanoid; hard to tell in a radio-show format. They like to hang around Old Woman Josie's house, helping her with everyday tasks, and go bowling. They're all called Erika (with a K) and are mostly nude. All evidence points to them being forces for good, since they occasionally protect the town. However, the Sheriff's Secret Police would like to remind you that angels, in fact, do NOT exist, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial and neither do their hierarchy which you're not allowed to know anything about]].
* Bobby Sykes from ''WebAnimation/PorkchopNFlatscreen'' is the one angel seen so far. He lacks the halo and his wings can change shape to shield him in combat. He seems to be trying to hide his nature from most people, a fact that Mai [[{{Blackmail}} exploits]] in Episode 2.
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* Played rather bizarrely in the second ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie "Beast With A Billions Backs," where [[spoiler:what appear to be Angels turn out to be mindless birds. That look exactly like Winged Humanoids wearing robes. And live on the back of a [[GeniusLoci sentient planet]] that inspired FluffyCloudHeaven, and pick parasites off its skin.]]
* Creator/BillPlympton's feature ''Idiots and Angels'' is about a {{Jerkass}} who grows a pair of wings that forces him to be nice against his will.
* On ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' [[KidHero Finn]] is once rescued from danger by a guardian angel...[[spoiler:who then tries to eat him]]. Whether this means she was lying about being an angel is unknown.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Best Friends Forever" several angels appear, with some of them having a high resemblance to the characters from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies.
* In ''{{Spawn}},'' Angels generally appear as badass Amazon-style bounty hunters who come to earth to kick demon ass. While God and Heaven are necessarily remote elements in the story, it seems that LightIsNotGood is the rule in this show since, as one character puts it, Heaven is more interested in winning the war than in playing nice while doing it.
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** The story later introduces [[spoiler:Cherubim, which are a type of alien species that grow large wings in adulthood. They are extreme loners, often never meeting another of their kind except to mate, and their idea of romantic attraction is FoeYay. The BigBad is one of them, which would explain the role of angels in troll mythology - the BigBad influenced the troll's concept of the GrimReaper.]] We've met only two [[spoiler:Cherubim]] in the story. One is extremely kind and gentle, the other... [[OmnicidalManiac Not so much]].
** It's hinted that Angels actually serve Paradox Space ([[YouCantFightFate Fate]]).
* ''Webcomic/{{Catena}}'' (see http://catenamanor.com/) by [=DeBray=] and Tracy Baily have angels. They're cats.
* The Paedagogusi in ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' more or less fit the angel role, by any other name… and they're ''different'', all right.
* In ''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth'', angels are the souls of the virtuous gone to heaven (and ''act'' like real people, believe me). Heaven accepts souls from every planet in the universe, so angels are mostly aliens united only in ownership of wings and a halo. They can be temporarily banished for committing crimes against Heaven (fallen angels), or leave entirely and become known as devils. There are also cherubim, which are native to heaven, have no souls, and were created by [[ArchangelMichael Mikael]] as CannonFodder.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' shows us two angel characters during Roy's stint in the afterlife, both based on D&D celestials. The bureaucratic deva is a green-skinned traditional angel, but solely interested in filling out the paperwork necessary to process souls to their final rest. The aptly-named Roy's Archon is a tiny ball of glowing light provided to Roy as a guide during his stay.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', two angels appear, primarily as winged humanoids who don't look any older than twelve. They occasionally dress up as a pair of possibly-Jehova's-Witnesses. Very prone to play the ScrewySquirrel on the Devil. The extent of Lil' E's AmnesiacDissonance? [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-31 He goes trick-or-treating as an angel]]
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', Madeline's HealingHands produce not only [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine gold and white light]], but [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-47/ two little angels blowing trumpets.]] Mimic complains that he asked her to do it ''quietly''.
* There's a trio of angels in ''Webcomic/DarwinCarmichaelIsGoingToHell'' that are, basically, stereotypical stoners, who spend 99% of their time either getting high or trying to figure out how to get high. The other 1% they turn into dead serious, no-nonsense, crazy prophetic guys.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', following the fairy tale, Snow White and Rose Red are protected in the GhibliHills by an angel that keeps them from falling over a cliff.
* In ''Webcomic/TheSenkari'', angels are either apathetic or jerks.
--> '''Angel''': Well well, if it isn't the mortal play things. How does it feel to be mere shadows of the real host?
* In ''WebComic/{{Sorcery 101}}'' Mages get angels to guide them when demon hunting. There are all sorts of rules governing the angels' behavior. For example, they can't ask for help from "creatures of darkness" (or anyone connected to such beings). Angels are sexless, featureless, glowing humanoids with wings and a thin layer of paint/glamour that makes their skin, clothes and feathers. Damage will strip this layer and it takes a couple seconds for it to regenerate.
* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' involves the adventures of an Earth woman with an angel from another realm called the Throne, a hole-ridden, statuesque being whose name translates as ''82 white chain born in emptiness returns to subdue evil''.
** The form an Angel wears in most situations is actually a shell that houses their true body, which the author has likened to a controlled nuclear explosion. Angels are immortal but not unkillable; if slain through superior force, they reincarnate in the VoidBetweenTheWorlds, where they appear in their true form--only sometimes humanoid, and always including numerous wings and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes in odd places]]. At least one angel is a free-floating Euclidean solid with a halo. The number in front of their name actually indicates how many times they have incarnated.
* Webcomic/SkinDeep has the angel Gabe who is genderless, believes in all religions at once (somehow), drinks and smokes, has an instinct to help others and (allegedly) has no free will.
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* In the [[ReligiousHorror short story]] ''[[http://everything2.com/user/Jet-Poop/writeups/Requiem+Aeternam Requiem Aeternam]]'', angels [[spoiler: [[IAmAHumanitarian are hungry]]]].
* Played for humor in [[http://everything2.com/user/256/writeups/%2522It+could+use+a+space+ship%252C%2522+said+the+angel?author=256 It could use a spaceship, said the angel]].
* In ''Literature/TheAntithesis'', angels are a species classified as 'Archaeans' (winged, humanoids residing on a planet called The Atrium) and are ruled by Commander Yahweh Telei, who is surprisingly an adolescent prodigy and genetic engineer, suffering from cognitive disorders closely resembling O.C.D. and Asperger's. Angelic society revolves around high science and technology.
* The angels in ''Podcast/TheAccount'', a podcast audio drama, haven't shown much of themselves, but they're universally acknowledged as bad news in the Midlands, where the story takes place. Earth, which is separate from the Midlands, seems to be the only place they have very good PR.
* The Angyls from the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} fanfic ''Fanfic/TheShapeOfTheNightmareToCome''. While the Gods of Chaos are served by Daemons, the Star Father, a God of Order, is served by the Angyls who are androgynous, faceless, glowing humanoids with dozens of razor-feathered wings who seek to create a universe of perfect, self-defeating order.
* 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.
* The angels of ''Literature/KumikoTheDemonGirl'' are fairly standard except that they're explicitly stated to originate from ghosts who performed significant good deeds. Demons have the same origin.
* In ''Literature/HitherbyDragons'', angels are gods (supernatural beings) that answer emptiness with hope and wear jackets with holes cut out for their wings. They have various powers and are often the result of a person making a promise an ordinary human can't fulfill. Evasive A can grant wishes if the person catches her (but she's uncatchable), Magic A has a non-zero chance of accomplishing anything, Realistic A can provide a pragmatic assessment of the situation and it's best not to think about Forbidden A.
* 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.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-469 SCP-469]] is a large humanoid figure with countless white-feathered wings sprouting from its back which spends its time curled up in a fetal position on the floor, resembling a huge pile of feathers. Any form of sound causes it to grow more wings and feathers and it agonizingly kills any living creature that touches it to feed off their screaming. Oh and in a macabre ShoutOut to ''ItsAWonderfulLife'', ringing a bell within earshot of it will cause it to wake up and do something unspecified but presumably horrific.
** Finally [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-861 SCP-861]] is a large, elastic ball of "pseudorganic matter" capable of manifesting numerous different organs and appendages, ranging from feathered wings to shark fins. Oh, and anyone who comes near it has a chant foretelling the end of the world projected into their head in Biblical Hebrew, driving anyone who understands it insane.
* ''Roleplay/ShadowhunterPeril'''s Nicholas cries tears [[SparklingStreamOfTears illuminated from within]]. And he [[TenderTears cries a lot.]] [[CryIntoChest Often on Umbra.]]
* ''Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister'':
** Paul Twister meets an angel in the first chapter. She looks like a standard WingedHumanoid, but she's able to [[BreakingTheBonds break iron chains,]] summon up a flaming sword out of nowhere, and teleport away seemingly at will. [[HolyHalo Her body shines,]] how brightly seems to depend on [[PowerGlows how much she's using her power.]] She's later described as being [[AmazonianBeauty a few inches above six feet and incredibly beautiful,]] although that's apparently rather petite for a Celestial. She's noticeably less snarky than [[WorldOfSnark most of the other characters]], and she has some unspecified healing powers. She works as a Celestial Paladin, which is apparently more of a cop or agent of some sort than the D&D idea of paladin-as-holy-knight, though she does have a [[CoolHorse Celestial horse]]. (Who does ''not'' have {{Pegasus}}-wings, much to Paul's surprise.) Paul thinks she's the most beautiful woman she's ever met, though he tries hard to keep his lust for her from showing, because he knows they really aren't very compatible, personality-wise, what with her being a LawfulGood paladin and him being a magic-breaking thief-for-hire.
** Once [[DefrostingIceQueen the ice between them begins to thaw a little,]] they both begin to talk a bit more freely to each other. She seems to be rather sensitive about her wings, because [[WingedHumanoid physics aren't on her side]] and the local ambient magic isn't strong enough for her to fly without a great deal of difficulty, and they make her feel clumsy and unbalanced. When she complains that they're more of a bother than they're worth at times, Paul responds [[ButYourWingsAreBeautiful predictably,]] followed immediately by a classic DidIJustSayThatOutLoud moment.
* The angels of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' are…interesting. They're probably humanoid; hard to tell in a radio-show format. They like to hang around Old Woman Josie's house, helping her with everyday tasks, and go bowling. They're all called Erika (with a K) and are mostly nude. All evidence points to them being forces for good, since they occasionally protect the town. However, the Sheriff's Secret Police would like to remind you that angels, in fact, do NOT exist, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial and neither do their hierarchy which you're not allowed to know anything about]].
* Bobby Sykes from ''WebAnimation/PorkchopNFlatscreen'' is the one angel seen so far. He lacks the halo and his wings can change shape to shield him in combat. He seems to be trying to hide his nature from most people, a fact that Mai [[{{Blackmail}} exploits]] in Episode 2.
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* Played rather bizarrely in the second ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie "Beast With A Billions Backs," where [[spoiler:what appear to be Angels turn out to be mindless birds. That look exactly like Winged Humanoids wearing robes. And live on the back of a [[GeniusLoci sentient planet]] that inspired FluffyCloudHeaven, and pick parasites off its skin.]]
* Creator/BillPlympton's feature ''Idiots and Angels'' is about a {{Jerkass}} who grows a pair of wings that forces him to be nice against his will.
* On ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' [[KidHero Finn]] is once rescued from danger by a guardian angel...[[spoiler:who then tries to eat him]]. Whether this means she was lying about being an angel is unknown.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Best Friends Forever" several angels appear, with some of them having a high resemblance to the characters from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies.
* In ''{{Spawn}},'' Angels generally appear as badass Amazon-style bounty hunters who come to earth to kick demon ass. While God and Heaven are necessarily remote elements in the story, it seems that LightIsNotGood is the rule in this show since, as one character puts it, Heaven is more interested in winning the war than in playing nice while doing it.
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* Angels in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' are a race of blue-skinned, white-haired people with violet eyes and blue {{Holy Halo}}s who serve as attendants to certain gods. In addition to prodigious destructive power, they have been shown to possess ThePowerOfCreation, making them among the strongest beings in the franchise. Three have been introduced so far, and all are many times stronger than any of the protagonists.
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** Angels do not have genders and use their hosts' pronouns for convenience. Some prefer vessels of a specific sex (Michael, for example, prefers male vessels) and some (such as Raphael) have no preference. Others, like Cas and Anna, only feel comfortable in a specific vessel, and use replicas of that vessel after the original body is destroyed (since vessels usually become useless once the owner's soul departs, this takes either "calling in some favors" or direct divine intervention).
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* Angels in Literature/{{Unsong}} live in FluffyCloudHeaven and are AlwaysLawfulGood on a deep and fundamental psychological level - they're [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil almost completely incapable of understanding concepts like "deception"]]. Angels who are exposed to the harsh realities of the world eventually [[BrokenAngel lose the ability to fly]]. On the other hand, they're really good at killing demons with flaming swords. Angels falling after being exposed to humanity eventually became such a problem that the United States government had to establish a "Strategic Angel Reserve".
29th Sep '16 8:59:55 PM Discar
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-->--''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E02AreYouThereGodItsMeDeanWinchester "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester" (S04, E02)]]

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-->--''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', -->-- ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E02AreYouThereGodItsMeDeanWinchester "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester" (S04, E02)]]
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* The SavageWorlds setting of ''TabletopGame/{{Winterweir}}'' has the Celestials. A bunch of angry AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence former humans who believe in the total domination of all beings through orderly stability. They manipulate religions to think of them as divine servitors.

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* The SavageWorlds TabletopGame/SavageWorlds setting of ''TabletopGame/{{Winterweir}}'' has the Celestials. A bunch of angry AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence former humans who believe in the total domination of all beings through orderly stability. They manipulate religions to think of them as divine servitors.
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