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[[caption-width-right:254:She even [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine color-coordinates]].]]

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.
* 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.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' plays with this extensively. For the most part, their faces are obscured by helmets, but [[MisterFanservice Angemon]] and [[MissFanservice 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!"]]


[[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}}''.
* [[http://static7.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/15776/363658-54146-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.


[[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.


[[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