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    Literature 

Devils... do not differ in nature from good angels, but their nature is depraved. Devil is the opposite of angel only as Bad Man is the opposite of Good Man. Satan, the leader or dictator of devils, is the opposite, not of God, but of Michael.
C. S. Lewis, introduction to The Screwtape Letters

    Music 

Angels never came down
There's no one here they want to hang around
But if they knew, if they knew you at all
Then, one by one, the angels
The angels would fall
Melissa Etheridge, "Angels Would Fall"

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    Mythology and Religion 

I began to behold Satan already fallen like lightning from heaven.
Jesus, Luke 10:18

And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled but it did not prevail, neither was a place found for them any longer in heaven. So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

    Tabletop Games 
My legions are the only thing standing between your precious Seven Heavens and the bottomless hunger of the Abyss. I did not fall into the clutches of evil, I rose to shoulder a cosmic burden.

Do not pity the fallen angel. Fallen angels survive the fall. How many other souls did Zariel bring down with her?

Falling from heaven is not as painful as surviving the impact.

Wings that once bore hope are now stained with blood. She is our guardian no longer.
Grete, cathar apostate, Magic: The Gathering, "Avacyn, the Purifier"

    Video Games 

You cannot judge me! I am Justice itself! We were meant for more than this - to protect the innocent! But if our precious laws bind you all to inaction... then I will no longer stand as your brother.
Tyrael falls, Diablo III

A Fallen Angel is one who has broken the Angel's code - a criminal.
The World Ends with You, Secret Report 9

    Real Life 

When we have understood about free will, we shall see how silly it is to ask, as somebody once asked me: "Why did God make a creature of such rotten stuff that it went wrong?" The better stuff a creature is made of - the cleverer and stronger and freer it is - then the better it will be if it goes right, but also the worse it will be if it goes wrong. A cow cannot be very good or very bad; a dog can be both better and worse; a child better and worse still; an ordinary man, still more so; a man of genius, still more so; a superhuman spirit best - or worst - of all.
C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity Book 2


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