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13th Sep '16 2:06:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': They're giant winged humanoids serving God who, unlike the demons, only rarely intervene in the world, most notably when the Knights of Justice summon Gabriel to ask him to make the Knights of Light see the true way after being led astray by its corrupt leadership.
10th Sep '16 7:16:19 PM SkyHavenPath13
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** TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost has the Nemeses, assassins serving Fate who kill anyone who tries to ScrewDestiny and manifest as WingedHumanoids resembling their target. They're never explicitly called angels but the parallels are obvious.

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** TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost has the Nemeses, assassins serving Fate who kill anyone who tries to ScrewDestiny and manifest as WingedHumanoids {{Winged Humanoid}}s resembling their target. They're never explicitly called angels but the parallels are obvious.
10th Sep '16 9:36:15 AM Luxitos
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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 winged Bishonen whose feet "never touch the impure ground." They ended up ruling in hell, with...mixed results to say the least. They are also pretty gay.

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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 winged Bishonen whose feet "never touch the impure ground." They ended up ruling in hell, with...mixed results to say the least. They are also pretty gay.
5th Sep '16 6:47:01 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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* ''VideoGame/GalGun'' has angels who try to spread love throughout the world by shooting guys who have a less fortunate love life with Love Arrows a la Cupid. They even take orders from a LoveGoddess. Interestingly, the final exam for Angel Academy involves shooting someone with a Love Arrow.
31st Aug '16 9:40:50 PM JoeSparkle
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* The Japanese tokusatsu show ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' features the Gosei Angels, a race of humans born with mysterious powers (ability to control the elements and giant robots) who fled to another world 10,000 years ago so that they wouldn't disturb normal humans. Also, for some reason they have feathery wing motifs during their transformations despite not having actual wings. [[spoiler:At least, not until the series finale.]]
* An episode of ''Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman'' involving an angelic woman who turned out to be an alien from a world where people are winged, can do things like making flowers grow, and [[WhenSheSmiles a smile]] or [[CompellingVoice a song]] by one of its inhabitants can instantly drain the will to do violence or evil. She comes BackForTheFinale to help the Changemen find their way to the BigBad's lair. Any connection between her and the Goseigers lies in the realm of FanWank, though.
* ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' features the Heavenly Saints from the [[FluffyCloudHeaven heavenly world Magitopia]], with names like Sungel, Raigel, and Magiel, and while they may lack wings, they otherwise fit the bill quite well.
* The Ohranger Robo from the earlier ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger'' (the Zeo Megazord in ''Franchise/PowerRangers''), meanwhile, is inspired by Ezekiel's descriptions of both the Cherubim (the red, green and blue zords are a bird, bull and lion respectively) and Thrones (the other two are chariots pulled by the bull and lion).

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* Franchise/SuperSentai seems to invoke a lot of angelic motifs into many of its shows:
** An episode of ''Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman'' involving an angelic woman who turned out to be an alien from a world where people are winged, can do things like making flowers grow, and [[WhenSheSmiles a smile]] or [[CompellingVoice a song]] by one of its inhabitants can instantly drain the will to do violence or evil. She comes BackForTheFinale to help the Changemen find their way to the BigBad's lair. Any connection between her and the Goseigers (see below) lies in the realm of FanWank, though.
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The Japanese tokusatsu show Ohranger Robo from ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger'' (the Zeo Megazord in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''), is inspired by Ezekiel's descriptions of both the Cherubim (the red, green and blue zords are a bird, bull and lion respectively) and Thrones (the other two are chariots pulled by the bull and lion).
** ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' features the Heavenly Saints from the [[FluffyCloudHeaven heavenly world Magitopia]], with names like Sungel, Raigel, and Magiel, and while they may lack wings, they otherwise fit the bill quite well.
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''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' features the Gosei Angels, a race of humans born with mysterious powers (ability to control the elements and giant robots) who fled to another world 10,000 years ago so that they wouldn't disturb normal humans. Also, for some reason they have feathery wing motifs during their transformations despite not having actual wings. [[spoiler:At least, not until the series finale.]]
* An episode of ''Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman'' involving an angelic woman who turned out to be an alien from a world where people are winged, can do things like making flowers grow, and [[WhenSheSmiles a smile]] or [[CompellingVoice a song]] by one of its inhabitants can instantly drain the will to do violence or evil. She comes BackForTheFinale to help the Changemen find their way to the BigBad's lair. Any connection between her and the Goseigers lies in the realm of FanWank, though.
* ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' features the Heavenly Saints from the [[FluffyCloudHeaven heavenly world Magitopia]], with names like Sungel, Raigel, and Magiel, and while they may lack wings, they otherwise fit the bill quite well.
* The Ohranger Robo from the earlier ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger'' (the Zeo Megazord in ''Franchise/PowerRangers''), meanwhile, is inspired by Ezekiel's descriptions of both the Cherubim (the red, green and blue zords are a bird, bull and lion respectively) and Thrones (the other two are chariots pulled by the bull and lion).
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26th Aug '16 7:11:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The short story "[[http://salvoblue.homestead.com/wings.html A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings]]" by GabrielGarciaMarquez features ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The "angel," as he is referred to by the villagers who find him, is an old, flea-infested, wrinkled man with no teeth and crippled, barren wings. He could be injured, ate food (albeit mashed up as he couldn't chew), did not recognize men of the cloth, and spoke in a strange tongue. Note that the whole point of the story is the question of whether the man was really an angel or not.

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* The short story "[[http://salvoblue.homestead.com/wings.html A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings]]" by GabrielGarciaMarquez Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez features ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The "angel," as he is referred to by the villagers who find him, is an old, flea-infested, wrinkled man with no teeth and crippled, barren wings. He could be injured, ate food (albeit mashed up as he couldn't chew), did not recognize men of the cloth, and spoke in a strange tongue. Note that the whole point of the story is the question of whether the man was really an angel or not.
9th Aug '16 6:05:27 AM BlackMage
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* As with nearly every other creature, ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'' throws its lot into this. They are exceedingly rare, obscure entities; most DwarfFortress players will eventually encounter demons, but angels are more often heard about than witnessed, tending to obscure corners of the world. Even the least of angels can obliterate an unprepared adventurer, and archangels are, bar none, [[BonusBoss the most powerful singular physical beings in the base game]]. Appearances vary, being randomly generated, but they will reflect their gods' spheres. This can lead angels of darker deities of, say, nightmares or death, to look more demonic than actual demons.

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* As with nearly every other creature, ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'' ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' throws its lot into this. They are exceedingly rare, obscure entities; most DwarfFortress VideoGame/DwarfFortress players will eventually encounter demons, but angels are more often heard about than witnessed, tending to obscure corners of the world. Even the least of angels can obliterate an unprepared adventurer, and archangels are, bar none, [[BonusBoss the most powerful singular physical beings in the base game]]. Appearances vary, being randomly generated, but they will reflect their gods' spheres. This can lead angels of darker deities of, say, nightmares or death, to look more demonic than actual demons.
8th Aug '16 5:13:00 AM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': Fitting right in with the comic's views on religion, angels are not shown in a very flattering light. Two in particular are singled out as being ineffectual middle management types and chinless wonders. When one of them tries to dazzle Jesse Custer with the glory of the Heavenly Host, he is immediately told to "cut the shit."
* So far, we've seen two classes of angel as they appear within the universe of the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' comic, neither of which really fit the well-known winged humanoid archetype. The Grigori, or Watchers, which look more or less like human skeletons on fire & the Seraphim, which apparently resemble giant grubs with black mask-like faces & wings made from flayed human skin.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': Fitting right in with the comic's views on religion, angels are not shown in a very flattering light. Two variants are shown: The Seraphi, warrior angels who stand at the right side of God (one of which was compelled to have sex with a succubus, creating Genesis), and the Adephi, who stand at the left side of God and are more scientifically minded (they were the ones holding Genesis once it was created). Two Adephi in particular are singled out as being ineffectual middle management types and chinless wonders. When one of them tries to dazzle Jesse Custer with the glory of the Heavenly Host, he is immediately told to "cut the shit."
* So far, we've seen two classes of angel as they appear within the universe of the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' comic, neither of which really fit the well-known winged humanoid archetype. The Grigori, or Watchers, which look more or less like human skeletons on fire & the Seraphim, which apparently resemble giant grubs with black mask-like faces & wings made from flayed human skin. One scientist goes mad from isolation and opens a portal to what he thinks are angels, who look like nothing seen on Earth.
3rd Aug '16 8:22:32 AM 18TillIDie
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* In 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.
24th Jul '16 4:26:11 PM EdwardGil
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** An interesting note, in the book of Acts, Saint Peter was imprisoned by Herod. His friends all thought he was dead, so when divine intervention rescues him and he goes knocking on their door; they think that it is "his angel." The Bible simply lists them thinking this without stating that it's correct or incorrect, but it does indicate how the "Dead people = Angels" confusion / argument has been going on at least for the last two thousand years.
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