14:6 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters."
Tropes about the biblical divine messengers, and beings based off them.
Contrast Infernal Tropes.
- Always Lawful Good
When their leader is a good deity, so are they.
- Angel Unaware
The story doesn't make it clear if a character is an angel.
- Angel Works
Works of fiction starring/with a focus on angels.
- Angelic Abomination
Angels portrayed as eldritch abominations.
- Angelic Aliens
Extraterrestrials with angelic traits.
- Angelic Beauty
Angels with pretty faces.
- Angel/Devil Shipping
Sometimes the trope is literal.
- Angelic Transformation
Changing to or from an angel form.
- Angels, Devils and Squid
The angels Michael, Lucifer, and Cthulhu.
- Angels in Overcoats
If angels appear on Earth, they're wearing overcoats.
- Archangel Azrael
A sculptural figure often depicted as ushering the souls of the dead to God's judgement.
- Archangel Gabriel
A biblical figure often depicted as a divine herald and messenger.
- Archangel Michael
A biblical figure often depicted as a sword-wielding avenger.
- Archangel Raphael
A biblical figure often depicted as a patron of knowledge and medicine.
- Archangel Uriel
A biblical figure often depicted as guarding the gates of Eden.
- The Armies of Heaven
Angels as a military force.
- Ascended Demon
A demon goes good, and becomes an angel.
- Bargain with Heaven
Making deals with angels.
- Born of Heaven and Hell
Part angel or god and part demon.
- Broken Angel
Angels who have forcibly become mundane
- Celestial Paragons and Archangels
The top brass in Heaven, answerable only to one deity.
- Cherubic Choir
Angels are often a part of these.
- Complete Angel aka Incorruptible Pure Pureness
Not specific to angels but characters who have a good and incorruptible heart.
- Council of Angels
A group of angels are running Heaven.
- Cybernetic Mythical Beast
Sci-fi variants of angels fused with technology.
- Don't Fear the Reaper
Death can be a benevolent figure, especially when an angel is assigned that role.
- Energy Beings
Angels are occasionally depicted as this.
- Fallen Angel
Whether to Earth, or Hell, that angel is cast out from Heaven.
- Feather Motif
Feathers symbols can also represent angels.
- Female Angel, Male Demon
When works assign gender roles to these sides.
- Gold and White Are Divine
Angels with gold and white color schemes to emphasize their divinity.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel
When you have a moral conflict, they appear on your shoulders to argue each side.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings
You can tell the angels from the demons by these.
- The Grim Reaper
The Archangel Azrael is the angel of death.
- Guardian Angel
A personal angel to help you in certain ways.
- High-Tech Heaven
Angels or deities make use of modern or even sci-fi level technology.
- Holy Backlight
Angels are often depicted with these.
- Holy Halo
One of the most iconic aspects of modern angels is a floating circlet.
- Inhumanly Beautiful Race
Angels are commonly beautiful beyond human standards.
An angel who serves as God's voice and scribe.
Usually some sort of hybrid angel, often human/angel or angel/demon.
- Our Angels Are Different
People with halos and wings are just one of many ways to show an angel.
- Our Archons Are Different
A type of angel or angel-like entity from Gnostic belief.
- Perpetual Molt
In anime, an angel will shed lots of feathers, just because of Rule of Cool.
- Power Gives You Wings
Powerful angels with wings
The modern idea of what a cherub looks like.
Lucifer is the original fallen angel.
- Unusual Halo
Unique halo designs other than the basic yellow/white ring ones.
- Winged Humanoid
Modern angels are usually depicted this way.
- Winged Soul Flies Off at Death
When dying, a soul looks like an angel, ascending to heaven.