The Archangel Raphael is one of the seven Archangels mentioned in Literature/TheBible, specifically in The Book of Tobit, (which not all religious groups consider to be {{canon}}). He is seen as a healer and guide, acting as an assistant to Death, as his Traveler persona, on some occasions. He is also seen in the Islamic faith as the trumpet blower for death, replacing {{Archangel Gabriel}}. Along with ArchangelGabriel and ArchangelMichael, Raphael is one of the three '''a'''rchangels recognised by the Catholic Church, while Michael is the only archangel named in Biblical books that ''everyone'' considers canon.

Raphael is associated with the element of water, and one of the most common images of him according to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} is of him holding a water flask. As water is associated with healing and life, it is fitting that he is the patron saint of doctors. He's sometimes also associated with air and is depicted with a bow and arrow. According to some sources, he is also a regent of the sun.

He is the equivalent of {{The Medic}} in {{Real Life}}.

Subtrope of CelestialParagonsAndArchangels. See his brethren in ArchangelMichael, ArchangelGabriel, ArchangelUriel, and (possibly) the FallenAngel version in Archangel Lucifer, aka {{Satan}}. Also take a look at OurAngelsAreDifferent.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''ShamanKing'', he is the guardian ghost of John Denbat.
* Raphael is one of the four archangels in the card game from ''{{King of Cards}}''.
* He appears in ''AngelSanctuary'', where he is the greatest healer alive and the only one with the power to truly bring back the dead. He's also a giant sleaze. (At first anyway)
* ''TenshiNiNarumon'': Mikael's teacher.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', he is the patron of Terra of the Left and the source of his powers.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* He's Aziraphale's [[PapaWolf adopted father]] in the ''Literature/GoodOmens'' fan fic ''FanFic/ManchesterLost''. Kind, loving and a little bit ditzy, nevertheless, do NOT threaten Aziraphale if you plan on living. [[BewareTheNiceOnes He's still an Archangel, and he will show you why.]]
* Raphael is referenced in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' as one of four Archangels (himself, Gabriel, Michael, and Tephiroth) who lead the military forces of the Angel Federation. Because of his pacifistic nature, he is in charge of civil engineering and the federal economy.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/{{Gabriel}}'': known for his leadership skills, the Archangel Raphael is impeded from fighting the war in purgatory only after he receives a near fatal bullet wound.
* He appeared in the 1960 german adaptation of ''{{Faust}}''.
* The 2005 movie ''DarkestDays''.
* ''DarkestAdversary''
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Appears in ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' to re-warn Adam not to eat the fruit. It didn't work. Some think he is the Author Avatar for Milton here.
* In the first novella from the fantasy anthology ''{{Women of the Apocalypse}}'', the archangel is charged to help Alexandra defeat [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Pestilence]].
* In the novel ''Literature/ToReignInHell'', influenced by ''Paradise Lost'', Raphael and [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] help Yaweh as he oversees all of Heaven.
* ''{{Shadowmancer}}'' (TheMoralSubstitute to ''Literature/HarryPotter'') has Raphael as a misanthropic angel who goes by the alias Abram Rickards and who joins the protagonists in the last part of the book.
* Appears as a major character (in opposition to Lucifer) in Creator/RAMacAvoy's fantasy trilogy ''Damiano'', ''Damiano's Lute'' and ''Raphael''.
* He appears, along with Michael and Gabriel, in ''[[Main/ILucifer I, Lucifier]]''. Since ''Lucifier'' is narrating, he doesn't receive much in the way of characterisation.
* Mentioned in passing by [[TheFairFolk Mab]] in ''{{Literature/Small Favor}}''. He is referred to as the [[RedBaron Demon Binder]], and that he likes to take matters into his own hands. In addition, [[FallenAngel Lasciel]] recognizes his style in the wards on Michael's safehouse.
* One of the leaders of the Archangel Council in Literature/DoraWilkSeries, he fulfills his role of healer, as well as story's BigBad.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* One of the four archangels in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Not as important as his brothers [[ArchangelMichael Michael]], [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]] and [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] at first, he becomes [[BigBadEnsemble one of the main villains]] of season 6, where he wants to restart the Apocalypse.
* Ella's mentor in ''Series/{{Hex}}''.
* Obviously he doesn't ''actually'' appear in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' since it's not a fantasy show, but [[spoiler: the killer in "The Big Game/Revelations" is a man with three different personalities, one of whom is supposed to be the Archangel Raphael. This personality is [[KnightTemplar a very bad man]]]].
* The main focus of ''Series/TheWatcher'', where he cuts off his wings for a human named Sarah, who dies, leaving Raphael to wander as a FallenAngel.
* In ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Raphael is a good friend of Michael's, with whom he watched over the other angels of Heaven.
* ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'' has ''a'' Raphael, played by Alexis Cruz (eventually better known as [[Franchise/StargateVerse Skaara]].) It's unknown, though, if he is ''the'' Raphael.
* On ''Series/{{Dominion}}'', it's been confirmed Raphael exists, [[TheGhost though he's yet to appear]], with Michael stating that he's declared neutrality in the war between humanity and Gabriel's forces.
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[[folder:Mythology and Religion]]
* Literature/TheBible of course, with the Book of Tobit and its adaptations (as "Tobias and the Angel").
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Archangel Raphael is prominently ''missing'' from the ranks of Heaven in Steve Jackson Games' ''TabletopGame/InNomine''. Canonically, Raphael (the Elohite Archangel of Knowledge) died in 1008 CE in the battle against Legion, the Demon Prince of Corruption. However, a sidebar in one of the supplements hints that there may be more to the story, that Raphael did ''not'' die outright but instead suffered the loss of all her Celestial forces to became a ''Remnant'' -- effectively a Corporeal "ghost" of a former angel -- and that the amnesiac Remnant became the Renaissance artist Raphael.
* In the german RPG "Engel" (Angel) the archangel Raphael sends his angelic servants to heal the wounded and support the fight of the Angelitische Kirche against the demons send by the Lord of Flies. They have healing powers depending on their rank and age from healing minor wounds to regrow severed limbs and reviving the death. They discovered that it is possible to use their powers in reverse, enabling the most powerful of Raphaels Angels to turn their enemies to dust with a mere touch. And still the angels send by Gabriel refer to themselves as Deathangels...
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Occasionally pops up as a high-ranking member of the Seraph Clan in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games. [[OurAngelsAreDifferent His stance on Humanity has varied from]] WellIntentionedExtremist to outright demented KnightTemplar.
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* ''Literature/{{Anachronauts}}'': Raphael is [[spoiler:the true source of British steam.]]
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