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We all know [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] run the gamut from being [[LightIsNotGood light-based]] [[EldritchAbomination mind shattering horrors]] to the basically [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith human]], and the human flavor are almost always divinely hot. This rule is almost without exception.

Compare HornyDevils, for this trope's infernal counterpart ([[FallenAngel which may be literal]], in [[HotAsHell some]] [[{{Satan}} cases]]). Contrast DivinelyAppearingDemons and HotAsHell. Their boss may also be a HotGod as well. Compare BeautyEqualsGoodness, which fits this ([[LightIsNotGood almost]]) perfectly. Not related to LovelyAngels.

A SubTrope of InhumanlyBeautifulRace.



[[folder: Advertising ]]

* An ad campaign for Lynx deodorant used the tagline "[[FallenAngel angels will fall]]", and showed hot female angels plunging from Heaven to earth to be near the guy spraying on Lynx. Axe ran a similar campaign in the US.
* The Victoria's Secret Angels


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* With a series like ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' filled with [[HotAsHell attractive demons]] you'd expect there'd be at least one. We do get this in the form of [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Saint Brave]] Irina Shidou. ArchangelGabriel is also said to be [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman the Most Beautiful Woman in Heaven]], but we never see her face... until really late in the story.
* Nanael from ''Anime/QueensBlade'' is almost always shown flying around via PantyShot close-ups, as well as just being all-around promiscuous for an angel. Of course, for an {{ecchi}} series so extreme that it borders on {{hentai}} with a plot, this is to be expected.
* Most of the angels of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' are of the EldritchAbomination variety, but Tabris, aka [[spoiler:Kaworu Nagisa]], fits this.
* ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'' features a [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys cast full of beautiful man-angels]].
* In ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', every Goddess (who are themselves {{Hot God}}s) has a very hot and barely-dressed angel to assist them with supernatural stuff.
* Dark and Krad of ''Manga/DNAngel'' are technically two halves of a living artwork ([[ItMakesSenseInContext literally, not figuratively]]), but the angel motif in their designs is clear even without the manga's title. Dark in particular is portrayed as a bad boy heart breaker womanizer.
* ''Manga/{{Saki}}'': Nodoka's virtual form.
* ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'': Kannabi-no-Mikoto. Misuzu [[spoiler:who is the [[{{Reincarnation}} current incarnation]] of Kanna]] is often depicted this way outside the anime.
* Half of ''Anime/TsukiPro'''s "Origins" illustration series, depicting the [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys cast]] of {{Bishounen}} [[IdolSinger idols]] as angels and demons.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' plays with this extensively. For the most part, their faces are obscured by helmets, but [[MrFanservice Angemon]] and [[MsFanservice Angewomon]] otherwise qualify well. [[http://images.wikia.com/digimon/images/3/30/Ofanimon_4-079_%28DJ%29.png Ophanimon's unmasked artwork]] clinches this in her case. [[BadassAdorable Cherubimon]] is a non-human example.
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura''
** Nadeshiko Kinomoto... and that was ''before'' she died and transformed into an angel in {{Heaven}}. (Lampshaded by her husband when they first met.)
** [[https://www.google.com/search?q=Yue&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjtyK2E9rPOAhVIWSYKHd0SBocQ_AUICCgB&biw=1600&bih=923#imgrc=2ROtZsPmjwM5kM%3A Yue]] is evocative of this to many fan girls, though whether he is an angel or not isn't clear. He's a creation of Clow, so it's possible he's not a real angel any more than Kerberos, Clow's other creation, is a lion. He certainly looks the part, though.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'': [[spoiler: Ash and Angela]] both count, though [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys being pretty]] [[BishoujoGenre is hardly a rare trait]]. [[spoiler: May become [[FetishRetardant less]] (or [[EverybodyWantsTheHermaphrodite more]]) sexy when you find out [[VoluntaryShapeshifter they're]] [[GenderBender the same person]].]]
* ''Manga/MakaiOuji'' has some of these, but the most of the devils are just as pretty.
* The imaginery surrounding the WingedHumanoid race from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' often invokes the trope.
** In-story, Van and Folken's ''very'' lovely-looking mother Varie was one of them and her husband Gaoh met her when she had her wings extended, which [[LoveAtFirstSight completely fascinated him.]]
** When Hitomi sees Van shirtless and with his wings spread for the first time, she's extremely impressed and pretty much tells him [[FreakinessShame "But your wings are beautiful!"]]
* ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' has [[spoiler: Satan]]. While he's the main villain with an insanely sinister personality and set of ideals, there's no denying just how pretty-looking he is, and his beauty is even noted by other characters.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Angela from ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}''.
* Imed the Angel from the ''ComicBook/DemiTheDemoness'' comics.
* Charity, one half of the superhero Divangelic in ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}''.
* [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/1/15776/363657-72450-aquiessence.jpg Aquiessence]] in ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'' was an female angel sent by Heaven to bring the titular protagonist to their side by [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer seducing her]] with her [[SmellsSexy intoxicating scent]].


[[folder: Film ]]

* The final ghost of ''GhostsOfGirlfriendsPast'' appears as an incredibly beautiful angel.
* In ''Film/DateWithAnAngel'', the eponymous angel, who gets stranded on Earth after breaking her wing in a collision with a satellite, becomes the face of the 'Celestial Beauty' campaign being run by a cosmetics company.
* ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'': The Devil briefly takes on his celestial form at the end after exploding into a fiery rage, essentially looking like [[spoiler:Keanu Reeves]] with angel wings.
* ''Film/TheProphecy'': Zigzagged by the different angels. Gabriel is played by the gaunt-looking Christopher Walken, Lucifer is played by an attractive-but-still-scary Viggo Mortensen, Michael is played by leading man Eric Roberts, and Pyriel is an outright PrettyBoy (interestingly, also the most evil of those four). Danyael is good-looking enough to get a human woman to fall in love with him, passing his looks on to his hybrid son.
* ''Film/LittleNicky'': When Nicky finds himself in FluffyCloudHeaven, the angels are all attractive perky women. One of them, played by Reese Witherspoon, reveals that [[LukeIAmYourFather she's his mother]].
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': A rejected idea from the third film was to have Sauron (who is basically a FallenAngel only appearing as an EvilOverlord) appear in his fair form as Annatar to beguile Aragorn during the final battle at the gates of Mordor. This did result in some deleted footage, but was replaced with the Aragorn vs. Troll fight.
* ''Film/ReeferMadnessTheMusical'': In the song "Listen to Jesus, Jimmy!", Jesus is joined by a dozen backup singers/showgirls dressed in sexy angel outfits.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Ambassador Kosh in ''Series/BabylonFive'' is seen as such by various races [[spoiler:due to the Vorlon's AncientConspiracy to manipulate the younger races into being Vorlon pawns for the coming battle with the Shadows.]]
* Several examples in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': [[MrFanservice Castiel]] is this to many fans; Michael, in the form of Michael Cohen and Jake Abel; Anna from Season 4 and 5; Season 6 briefly introduced another female angel named Rachel. Averted with [[BaldOfEvil Zachariah]]. These may not count as this trope however. They use [[WillingChanneler hosts]], so technically the fanbase is finding the human hosts pretty, not the actual angels. The only angel whose celestial form is explicitly described in-story as "beautiful" is [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. The angels themselves are actually of the EldritchAbomination variety, but the show has [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm never shown their true forms.]]


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Angels in ''Literature/{{Lamb}}'' take the form of ridiculously attractive blondes. The main angel, Raziel, is sufficiently handsome enough to [[StupidSexyFlanders regularly fluster Biff]] despite Biff's insistent heterosexuality and Raziel's [[BrainlessBeauty infuriating stupidity]].
* Aylwyn from Literature/TheTalesOfPaulTwister combines this with AmazonianBeauty. Paul seems to think she's hot because [[HotAmazon she's tall and strong and beautiful]] and also because of her wings.


[[folder: Music ]]

* According to Music/{{Moby}}, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3YMxM1_S48&ob=av2e you are greeted into the afterlife by Cristina Ricci]].
* The girl in Ed Sheeran's "Give Me Love" music video is a cupid and she is clearly meant to evoke this.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* A number of angel pictures on ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards fit this, with the first Serra Angel picture (up to 4th edition) just being a mild one.
* Half-celestial races in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', currently known as devas, are known to have an otherworldly beauty.
** For related reasons, Aasimars (those with a celestial being in their ancestry) are also frequently quite beautiful.
* While most demons in ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' drive mortals who witness their true forms insane with horror, the few who still have low [[SanityMeter Torment]] do so with the angelic beauty they retained since the Days of Creation.
* Sanguinus, Primarch of the Blood Angels legion in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' qualifies, as does his counterpart Fulgrim of the Emperor's Children. Both are [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Long Haired Pretty Boys]] and described as the most beautiful of the Primarchs; Fulgrim seemingly being the most physically attractive and Sanguinius radiating a sort of ethereal, not-all-there beauty. This trait also to a lesser degree applies to their chapters, who share a genetic heritage with them.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Kyra, the Angel of Light, from the mythology of ''VideoGame/SepterraCore''.
* Most angels of the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' universe, most prominently [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Flonne_9276.png Archangel]] [[Characters/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Flonne]] and [[Characters/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten Vulcanus(?)]].
* Any time a being of angelic origins shows up in the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' modding community, she will be in possession of AngelicBeauty. Evanine in Tales of Arterra, Anera in Shadowlords, Melissa in Trials of the Academy, any others I haven't mentioned yet...
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': The Gardevoir species has a beautiful, feminine appearance (though [[DudeLooksLikeALady it's just as likely to be male as female]]). According to WordOfGod, it is supposed to resemble an angel, and its Pokédex entries emphasize its [[GuardianAngel protective nature]].
* The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series largely averts this. The root-standard "Angel" is a young winged woman... covered in bondage straps, including one over her ''eyes''; it's actually pretty creepy. After that, angels come in two categories: harsh, masculine warrior, or HumanoidAbomination (in other words, close to the Biblical depiction). The only angels that could be described as pretty are Gabriel and Lucifer's angelic form (the one ''Persona 3 FES'' dubbed "Helel").
* While not exactly an angel (more like a member of the Heron, a WingedHumanoid race), Leanne from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' fits in nicely. Her older brothers Reyson and Rafiel are both examples as well.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'': Zigzags this trope all over the place. Angels take on a wide variety of non-sexualized forms ([[WingedHumanoid Winged Humanoids]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], [[BizarreAlienBiology Wheels]], and ''[[ETGaveUsWiFi hot rods]]'' for starters). However, hit them hard enough [[GlamourFailure and that all falls off]]. What's underneath is [[BodyHorror NOT pretty]]. Played more or less straight however with the Joys, who appear as hot, jiggly women-like humanoids. Gets mixed in with HotAsHell considering their behaviour however, given their tendency for ImmodestOrgasm.
** The trope is also played straight with [[GreaterScopeVillain Jubileus]].
* In ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'', [[spoiler: the CatGirl[=/=]MagicalGirlfriend Anze's true form is this through and through. You [[DeusSexMachina must have sex with her]] to unlock it, though.]]
* Sort of the case in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', where both [[{{Adorkable}} Pit]] and [[DarkIsNotEvil Dark Pit]] are angels who look like cute boys. Played straight with [[GodOfGood Palutena]].
* Uriel ([[GenderBlenderName yes, that]] [[ArchangelUriel Uriel]]) from ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' is, as a notable departure from traditional biblical depictions, a DarkSkinnedBlonde ActionGirl.
* Angel in the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series.
* Angels in ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' have this when they're the angelic classes that don't turn into ClockPunk [[WasOnceAMan constructs]]. The [[CouncilOfAngels Holy Word]] really ''prefer'' the latter, but someone has to keep up public relations and recruitment.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The Mortis arc of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' features the Daughter, embodiment of the Light Side of the Force, who usually takes the form of a beautiful, young woman, who visibly [[PhosphorEssence glows]].
* When Sabrina and Salem go back in time to King Arthur's days in ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''...
-->'''Arthur:''' Am I in heaven? For thou must be an angel.\\
'''Sabrina:''' (''giggling'') Thanketh thee a lot.\\
'''Salem:''' I thinketh I'm gonna be sicketh