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* FemmeFatalons: The angels are genderless, but their statue forms may look feminine and they certainly have claws which, if you are lucky enough, you might see reaching out for you.

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** 'Angel Bob', who reanimated the consciousness of Bob (one of the clerics in "Flesh and Stone" and "The Time of Angels") to communicate drips with this, maintaining Bob's polite and diffident tone when communicating with the Doctor and explaining that a) the Angels are killing for fun, b) they're making Amy count down to her own death, also for fun.
* FemmeFatalons: The angels are genderless, but their statue forms may sometimes look more feminine (they're generally pretty androgynous) and they certainly have claws which, if you are lucky enough, you might see reaching out for you.


* Tulpa: While Weeping Angel origins are [[MultipleChoicePast unclear]] but one book about them openly speculates:
-->''"What if we had ideas that could think for themselves? What if one day our dreams no longer needed us? When these things occur and are held to be true, the time will be upon us. [[TitleDrop The Time of Angels]]"''

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* Tulpa: While Weeping Angel {{Tulpa}}: The Angels' origins are [[MultipleChoicePast unclear]] unclear]], but one book about them openly speculates:
-->''"What if we had ideas that could think for themselves? What if one day our dreams no longer needed us? When these things occur and are held to be true, the time will be upon us. [[TitleDrop The Time time of Angels]]"''Angels]]."''

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* Tulpa: While Weeping Angel origins are [[MultipleChoicePast unclear]] but one book about them openly speculates:
-->''"What if we had ideas that could think for themselves? What if one day our dreams no longer needed us? When these things occur and are held to be true, the time will be upon us. [[TitleDrop The Time of Angels]]"''

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* PetTheDog: The closest thing to a Weeping Angel displaying something resembling empathy we see is sending Amy to the same time period as the one they sent Rory to, so they can live out their lives together, when it could have sent her away to a different time period.


* NothingIsScarier: Unlike the Time Lords, Daleks and Cybermen, the Weeping Angel's origins are a complete mystery, having existed for so long that the Doctor (being a Time Lord and is incredibly old by human standards) calls them ancient. We never find out what they look like when they aren't quantum-locked, how they have learned space-travel, how they are capable of violating the laws of physics and they could be ''anywhere'' at ''anytime''.

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* NothingIsScarier: Unlike the Time Lords, Daleks and Cybermen, the Weeping Angel's Angels' origins are a complete mystery, having existed for so long that the Doctor (being a Time Lord and is incredibly old by human standards) calls them ancient. We never find out what they look like when they aren't quantum-locked, how they have learned space-travel, how they are capable of violating the laws of physics and they could be ''anywhere'' at ''anytime''.



* {{Putto}}: Adolescent angels tend to look like this.

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* {{Putto}}: Adolescent angels Angels tend to look like this.

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* NothingIsScarier: Unlike the Time Lords, Daleks and Cybermen, the Weeping Angel's origins are a complete mystery, having existed for so long that the Doctor (being a Time Lord and is incredibly old by human standards) calls them ancient. We never find out what they look like when they aren't quantum-locked, how they have learned space-travel, how they are capable of violating the laws of physics and they could be ''anywhere'' at ''anytime''.


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* {{Putto}}: Adolescent angels tend to look like this.


* CreepyChangingPainting: More accurately a Creepy Changing Statue. The painting applies as well, as anything that bears the image of Angel becomes an Angel itself. Amy finds this out with the recording of an Angel.

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* CreepyChangingPainting: More accurately a Creepy Changing Statue. The painting applies as well, as anything that bears the image of Angel becomes an Angel itself. Amy finds this out with the a recording of an Angel.



* LivingStatue: Subverted. While they certainly seem like this, they only appear as statues under observation. Since this makes it impossible to see them move, many would assume they're statues themselves.

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* LivingStatue: Subverted.Partially subverted. While they certainly seem like this, they only appear as statues under observation. Since this makes it impossible to see them move, many would assume they're statues themselves. However, as indicated in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]], they can turn formerly ordinary statues into more of their kind.


* FateWorseThanDeath: Depending on the perspective of the victim and how much of they have going for them in the present, it absolutely can be. In their very first appearance, where they "kill you nicely", the tragedy of what happens to their victims isn't downplayed, but the first one is actually quite content in the past. It's played dead straight in their second, where they kill most of their victims and partially reanimate Sacred Bob into a mouthpiece for the Angels. In their third, they keep humans in solitary confinement for their whole lives while repeatedly sending them back into the past to feed.



* FateWorseThanDeath: Depending on the perspective of the victim and how much of they have going for them in the present, it absolutely can be. In their very first appearance, where they "kill you nicely", the tragedy of what happens to their victims isn't downplayed, but the first one is actually quite content in the past. It's played dead straight in their second, where while they kill most of their victims and they partially reanimate Sacred Bob into a mouthpiece for the Angels. In their third, they keep humans in solitary confinement for their whole lives while repeatedly sending them back into the past to feed.



* HealingFactor: As they starve they will deteriorate in appearance, but give them a source of food (energy) and they'll be back to their traditional angelic appearance in hours.

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* HealingFactor: As they starve starve, they will deteriorate in appearance, but give them a source of food (energy) and they'll be back to their traditional angelic appearance in hours.


* AndIMustScream: Angels cannot look at themselves or other Angels, because it triggers their quantum-locking functions. As long as nothing disrupts the line of sight of an Angel that has suffered the misfortune of locking eyes with a mirror or its brethren, they will remain stone ''permanently''. Well, at least until they starve to death and corrode into dust.



* AndIMustScream: Angels cannot look at themselves or other Angels, because it triggers their quantum-locking functions. As long as nothing disrupts the line of sight of an Angel that has suffered the misfortune of locking eyes with a mirror or its brethren, they will remain stone ''permanently''. Well, at least until they starve to death and corrode into dust.

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* KillTheLights: They can drain power from lightbulbs so it's easier for them to move around.

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* AngelicAbomination: One of the most bizarre monsters in the show, despite looking like stone angels.


-->-- '''Tenth Doctor'''

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-->-- '''Tenth Doctor'''
Doctor''', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]]


* EnfanteTerrible: Baby Weeping Angels appear to be innocent cherubs statues at first glance, but turn away and they will reveal gruesome looking fangs just like their full-grown counterparts. They haven't developed enough strength to send victims very far into the past, but often appear in clusters. They're also audible before attacking you can hear their footsteps and creepy laughter which may make them ''[[ParanoiaFuel more frightening]]'' than the adults. Worse yet, the cherubs are a lot smaller and harder to keep an eye on if you're a fairly tall person.

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* EnfanteTerrible: Baby Weeping Angels appear to be innocent cherubs cherub statues at first glance, but turn away and they will reveal gruesome looking fangs just like their full-grown counterparts. They haven't developed enough strength to send victims very far into the past, but often appear in clusters. They're also audible before attacking you can hear their footsteps and creepy laughter which may make them ''[[ParanoiaFuel more frightening]]'' than the adults. Worse yet, the cherubs are a lot smaller and harder to keep an eye on if you're a fairly tall person.


* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: According to the Doctor, they are also known as the "Lonely Assassins".



* OurGargoylesRock: They're not gargoyles but their statue forms appear to be them in the right location.

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* OurGargoylesRock: They're not gargoyles gargoyles, but their statue forms appear to be them in the right location.

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* TheCameo:
** Some fake Angels appear in one of the rooms of the HellHotel in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex"]].
** There are a couple Angels held as part of the Cloister security in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]].

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