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Like we're actually a family? When what we really are are a bunch of glowing lights filled with self-loathing or delusions of grandeur. Or both.

Angels are righteous,pure beings, winged spirits who serve as warriors and messengers of the Judeo-Christian God. They live with God in Heaven and often act as messengers to mankind, bringing wisdom, prophecies, and warnings to a select few. Although they are mostly benevolent, they are also soldiers of God's will and vengeance, seeking out and punishing both sinners and creatures of evil who would harm, corrupt, and prey upon humanity, such as vampires. This was proved in Tanakh multiply.

Although originating in theology, angels have become potent literary and occult figures. Various books, movies, television shows, songs, poems, and video games depict or reference angels, and many new religious movements often adopt theological angels into their beliefs. They have also become topics of scholarly analysis; many philosophers and theologians have researched angels in an effort to better understand them and their effects on the human psyche and society at large.

Angels are powerful celestial beings of light created by God, his grandson. They are responsible of maintaining Heaven and guard the souls of righteous humans. They power Heaven and at full potential they are imbued with considerable power. Angels also have connections to Prophets.

Angels are one of the most powerful entities in the series, generally outclassing most demons, monsters, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures with few exceptions.

Upon death, all angels are sent to a realm called The Empty, where they, along with all deceased demons, slumber for eternity.

It was recently revealed that due to the fall and the resulting fighting, angels are now an endangered species. In fact, there are less than a dozen left in Creation.

Characteristics[]

Perfect. Like a marble statue. Cold... no choice... only obedience.

Castiel entering Jimmy Novak after he accepts the agreement.

As warriors of God and agents of fate, angels are extremely powerful beings in the supernatural world. They are superhuman beings superior to mortals in both power and intelligence. Their true spiritual forms or visages prove overwhelming to most mortals; however, some 'special' people can view their true visages without suffering lasting effects; demons also can't look at them in their true form without damaging their hosts. Human souls are able to see them in their true forms. Although not physically seen as they have no physical presence or being of their own, an angel's presence has been seen or manifested on earth as a brilliant white light (or a bluish luminous smoke if they have no wings). Respectively, angels in their true form do have large swan-like wings on their backs which can range in number anywhere from two to six.

When angels die after being stabbed by an angel blade, shadows of their wings are burned into the surface on which they are lying. Zachariah tells that in his true form he has six wings and four faces, one of them being that of a lion. He also explains that the reason that humans can't see an angel's wings while in a vessel is because their senses are limited or too dull to perceive them. Angels always see each other's true form in any vessels. In Sacrifice, an angel's fiery wings were physically seen for the first time.

After Metatron expelled the angels from Heaven, most of them lost their wings as a result. When Gadreel displays his wings to three demons, they are shown to be damaged. Since the spell is irreversible, most angels known have broken wings.

Alternate Michael's true form.

An angel's true form also appear to be very large in height, as evidenced when Castiel states that his true form is "approximately the size of your Chrysler building". However, according to Castiel and Metatron, angels may actually just be waves and lights of pure energy, and how this fits in with their true form, is unknown. Lucifer's true form was so intense it obliterated an entire convent, and as Lucifer rose from the cage, Sam and Dean were able to see an immense white light flash from the perspective of an airplane overhead.

Anna Milton describes angels as being emotionless, not permitted to have feelings or free will. She even goes on to compare angels to marble statues, in the sense that they're both cold, loyal and have no choice. However, Castiel has shown loyalty. Gabriel has shown anger and love towards his brothers, Michael and Lucifer, Zachariah shows clear signs of anger, pettiness and arrogance. Lucifer is saddened and sheds tears over having supposedly killed Gabriel. Cupids are shown to be very cheerful, emotional, and love giving hugs as opposed to handshakes. To be more accurate, angels are very much capable of both developing human emotions and flaws of character, rather the majority of them choose not to show or admit to having emotions as emotions are considered doorways to doubt as well as a weakness, and they are not permitted to display emotions for the same reasons.

Angels consider themselves family to one another, referring to each other as brothers and sisters. The angels also refer to God as their father. Even though God is their 'father', all angels except the archangels, Metatron, and Gadreel have never actually seen God or his true face. According to Anna Milton, only four angels have actually met God and seen his true face. This number later proves to be false, and six angels are said to have met him. This increased to seven after Castiel meets him.

Due to their age and power, many angels look down upon humans and see them as inferior. Lucifer rebelled because God loved humans, a flawed and arrogant species, more than angels. Some angels continued to hold resentment to this many thousands of years later, as evidenced by Uriel and his followers. Despite this, angels guard the souls in Heaven. Refuse to pawn them, even for the Word of God. Feelings of resentment aren't universal, as some angels such as Samandriel, Joshua and Inias are much more civil with humans, while others, such as Anna, Gabriel, and (eventually) Metatron, consider them better than angels because, despite their inherent flaws, a lot of them strive to do good.

Anna regains her grace.

While outside of a vessel, angels either appear to humans as a brilliant white light, or a bluish luminous smoke (depending if they have their wings or not). While within a vessel, angels only have their powers thanks to their grace. Without it, they are just like humans and become subject to the process of life and death, as stated by Metatron when he removed Castiel's grace. Anna stated that removing it voluntarily is very painful, comparable to a human removing a kidney. Unlike humans, because they lack physical bodies, angels do not reproduce while in their true forms, as reproduction is a purely physical process. Anna tells Dean that one of the things that humans have that angels don't is sex. Dean even describes angels as "Ken dolls" meaning that the only way for them to have sex is to possess a human. Only while within a human vessel can angels mate with humans, resulting in Nephilim. It has not been seen if they can mate with other angels in human vessels or what the resulting offspring would be.

Samandriel being tortured.

Shown that after a sufficient amount of torture, angels can be broken and their "operating system" be accessed. Angels have secret knowledge pre-programmed into their being that they aren't even aware of. The screams an angel makes when tortured sends out ripples that cause strange occurrences, such a glass bottle shattering or a bush lighting on fire.

When angels fall from Heaven, they appear like meteors to the human eye. It was demonstrated when all the angels fell from Heaven, due to Metatron's spell. However, being expelled from Heaven due to this spell, doesn't deny angels their Heavenly powers, although it burns off their wings, which denies them teleportation, and forces them to manifest as bluish luminous smoke.

Similar to demons, Angels possessing a vessel can change the eye color of their vessel; in the case of Angels, they can cause the vessel's eyes to turn bright blue. Unlike demons however, Angels rarely do this so as not to draw attention to themselves and only do so in stressful or combat situations. Among Angels, the Archangel Lucifer is unique as his vessel's eyes glow red instead of blue.

Most angels, when possessing vessels, often dress in suits or formal wear. There are a few exceptions. Sometimes, if the vessel they possess did not originally wear something formal, the angel would change. An example of this being Raphael and Alternate Michael.

Many angels have names of Hebrew origin. Many angels also have names ending in "el". Examples include: Castiel, Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Hael, Gadreel, Uriel, Rachel, Nithael, Jophiel, Ambriel, Nathaniel, Mirabel, Asariel, Muriel, and Samandriel.

Angels have also been shown to not be distressed from witnessing violence and gore. While humans can get frightened and traumatized by witnessing violence, angels appear to be typically unphased when seeing bloodshed and gore.

Angels are capable of sharing control with their vessels.

Powers & Abilities[]

Though they are just as beholden to God as humans, angels were created superior to humans. As such, they are immensely powerful and wise, making them one of the most powerful supernatural beings in the entire supernatural universe.

  • Angelic Possession - As disembodied spiritual beings, angels can inhabit the body of any living creature and use it as their own. However, they must have the vessels permission, basically, they need the vessels to say 'yes'.
  • Telepathy - Angels can communicate psychically as well as hear and read minds and thoughts and also possess a telepathic union among themselves called "angel radio" which they can access and block out at will. They can also experience the dreams and emotions of others.
  • Soul Removal - Angels can rip the souls out of living humans.
  • Molecular Manipulation - Angels can perceive, move, and change the molecular structure of matter. Angels are known to have turned people and even whole cities into salt.
  • Sonic Cry - Angels can raise their voice to ear-shattering levels.
  • Flight - Angels are exempt from and independent of gravity. Additionally, they are exempt from fear and posses bravery above and beyond that of a typical demon killer, as well as unshakable resolve, will, and inner strength.
  • Invisibility - Angels can alter human perception to appear invisible and to make no sound.
  • Superhuman Strength - While possessing a human, the angel's presence within a vessel dramatically increases their vessel's strength to far surpass that of a human, vampire, werewolf, demon, and even their own kind. Their strength ho,wever, varies from angel to angel. Higher-ranking angels are stronger than low-ranking angels. Archangels far outclass other angels.
  • Superhuman Speed - Angels can travel on foot around the earth seven and a half times in one second. They can out-move vampires without effort.
  • Superhuman Stamina - Angels are exempt from fatigue, hunger, and dehydration. They endow their vessels with inexhaustible energy and relieve them of their aneed to eat, drink, sleep or breathe.
  • Superhuman Agility - Angels can cling to sheer surfaces and move with flawless grace, balance, and dexterity.
  • Immunity - Michael has displayed a limited immunity to holy fire as it only hurts him rather than being fatal. Lucifer has displayed immunity to the Colt, however it did cause him temporary pain. He could also only be temporarily contained by a combination of warding and holy fire.
    • Demon Immunity - The vessels of angels are immune to demonic possession and demonic diseases.
  • Clairvoyance - Angels can see invisible beings and forces that mortals cannot.
  • Weather Manipulation - They can influence the weather and storms.
  • Healing - By touching a person, angels can cure any bodily wound or disease.
  • Healing Factor - An angel's presence greatly boosts the immune system and self-regenerative abilities of their hosts and heals him or her instantaneously of any bodily wound or disease. They can even cause the wounds, diseases, and toxins of another being to heal instantaneously. Despite their superhuman durability, it is possible to injure Angels. However, their unique physiology and mystical energies enable them to rapidly recover from almost any form of injury. They are capable of regenerating almost any damaged or destroyed tissue, even missing limbs. If an angel's vessel is damaged, it will repair itself nearly instantly unless the wound was caused by angelic weaponry.
  • Superhuman Senses - Angels possess heightened senses.
  • Cosmic Awareness - Angels have a conscious awareness of all things that happen.
  • Resurrection - They can raise the souls of the dead from the afterlife. Angels can even bring the dead back to life. However, they must know where all the pieces of the original body are, and they must have the soul of the subject. (The only known exception was when Castiel went to Lucifer's cage and only was able to raise Sam's body. His soul remained in the cage for over a year after). Castiel mentions that angels had to lay siege to Hell in order to retrieve Dean. However, if the soul is in Heaven, they apparently don't need to physically retrieve it as Castiel was able to resurrect Bobby Singer without retrieving his soul and Gabriel was able to do the same with Charlie Bradbury. Similar to the Human Body Restoration Ritual, angels can restore human bodies that have been destroyed. This was shown in Point of No Return when Zachariah resurrected Adam after Sam and Dean burned his remains.
  • Telekinesis - Angels can move objects without physical contact.
  • Teleportation - They can appear and disappear instantaneously into and out of thin air without occupying the space in between.
  • Immortality - Angels have eternal life.
    • Self-Sustenance
  • Invulnerability - Angels are nearly indestructible.
  • Power Immunity- They are immune to most powers possessed by lesser beings.
  • Superhuman Durability
  • Energy Projection - Angels of the Bull Host have displayed the ability to fire beams from their hands and eyes.
  • Sonic Flash - Angels of the Eagle Host can release sound waves that disrupt frequencies. King-Angel Asmodel can unleash a subsonic attack that destroys all matter.
  • Enhanced Intellect
  • Magic - Angels can use this magical energy for various effects only a few which have been shown. Known abilities include the ability to project fire bolts, hape-shift. They can also summon celestial armor and burning swords at will. Being from a higher plane of existence, Angels have performed feats that can only be described as magical in nature. The ashes of an Angel's wing can bind a Heavenly soul to anything,c suh was the method used by Etrigan to bind Asmodel's soul to the Spectre.
    • Ensnare Astral Bodies - Angels also possess certain powers enabling them to capture and detain the astral bodies (sheaths of the soul) of recently deceased human beings.
    • Invisibility- They can make themselves (or simply their wings) invisible to humans, although rare sensitives (four or five millions of them on Earth) may still see them (or the wings).
    • Many angels can generate illusions and compel humans to obey their will and inflict pain to themselves. Powerful angels can even "switch off" humans for a limited amount of time, with potentially dangerous effects (such as miscarrying for pregnant women).
    • Resurrection - They can raise the souls of the dead from the afterlife.
  • Winged Flight - The Angels possess large bird-like wings that protrude from their (he/she) backs, who allow them (he/she) to fly at incredible speed, and defy the laws of gravity. It has been shown that angels can fly with their (he/she) wings on show, so they (he/she) may be symbolic.
  • Astral Projection - Angels can project shadowy forms of their (he/she) wings onto surfaces at will. If one is killed by Angel Blades, its wings are burned onto the surface on which they (he/she) died.
  • Dream Walking - Angels can appear in people's dreams, they (he/she) usually use this to communicate, when they (he/she) can't find the person they're looking for, or want to talk privately. Lucifer was able to talk to his future vessels in their dreams.
  • Electromagnetic Interference - Angels can manipulate electrical appliances. Castiel caused a dozen car alarms to stop by raising his hand.
  • Invulnerability - To date, the only things capable of killing angels are Angel Blades, Holy Fire, a stronger angel, Death, God, Amara, and Leviathans. Archangels have even fewer weaknesses, as Michael wasn't killed by Holy Fire, and they can only be killed conventionally by Archangel Blades, as an Angel Blade was unable to kill one. It has been stated that Death's Scythe can kill angels.
  • Localization - Angels can localize any human who is not protected by enochian sigils.
  • Protective Charm - An angel can protect an individual from most forms of physical damage. This degree of protection is linked to an angel's power. Castiel was able to prevent his vessel Jimmy Novak from burning his hand in a pot of boiling water as a sign of faith. Raphael was capable of making Crowley immune to Castiel's angelic killing touch.
  • Elemental Control -
    • Electrokinesis - Raphael could produce powerful arcs of electricity that appeared from his back.
    • Pyrokinesis - Castiel displays the ability to burn through ropes holding him, even before he becomes a Seraph.
    • Geokinesis - Hael was able to carve the Grand Canyon with her powers.
    • Thermokinesis - Lucifer demonstrated the ability to freeze a pane of glass with his breath. His presence can cause an entire town to drop in temperature. Michael could do the opposite and caused a door handle to heat up intensely.
    • Weather Manipulation - Raphael was able to generate storms that caused blackouts over the entire Eastern Seaboard. Lucifer unleashed incredibly fierce winds with his release and also causes thunder when summoned.
  • Reality Warping - Angels are powerful enough to bend reality to their will. The more powerful the angel, the greater their capability. Even angels cut off from Heaven possess this power to some extent, as Castiel was able to carve the Enochian Sigil into Sam and Dean's ribs simply by touching their chests. As a regular angel, Castiel was able to remove the existence of a door to prevent Dean from escaping the "beautiful room". Other examples include breaking and repairing objects by pointing at them, removing a person's lungs with no incisions or assembling a board game by shaking the box. Archangels possess this power to the greatest extent, being able to conjure items and beings out of nothing. The most notable example is Gabriel, who lived on Earth by masquerading as a trickster named Loki.
    • Conjuration - Gabriel is able create things out of thin air.
  • Sedation - Angels are able to render humans unconscious with a touch.
  • Smiting - Perhaps an angel's most versatile and terrifying weapon, smiting (sometimes known as the Killing Touch) allows the angel to kill almost any demon, monster and even humans with a touch. Smiting is often exhibited when angels place their hands or palms on their adversaries' face, forehead, or mouth. This is among an angel's most lethal abilities. By touching the head or face of any human, demon, or demon-related creature (vampires, werewolves, witches, etc.), the angel can flood the creature's body with its celestial light, destroying any demon and making the body uninhabitable to the souls of living or un-dead creatures. This practice is often called "smiting".
    • Combined Smiting - The angels of Heaven are able to combine their powers into an extremely powerful focused smite. This was shown when all the angels in Heaven smote Mara in a single unified blow and believed that not even she could survive an attack of such magnitude. Despite the attack proving not to be fatal to her, it did seem to somewhat weaken her and she did need magical assistance, from Rowena, to help her recover. Also, a result of the smiting caused Dean to become ill from smiting sickness if he entered the area the smiting took place. The angels performed this attack again on Amara in God's war against her.
    • Unique Smiting - The Rit Zien have a unique method of smiting their victims by vaporizing them completely.
  • Supernatural Perception - Angels are able to see almost all supernatural activity around them (he/she). Castiel could even see Reapers, which remain invisible except to those they are seeking. They can also see demons and Hellhounds. They (he/she) can also sense any location, being, or object not protected by Enochian Symbols. This perception also extends to electromagnetic waves, and can decipher radio modulation signals, as Castiel described himself as a "multidimensional wavelength of celestial intent" in his true form and can thus perceive such energies.
  • Limited Cosmic Awareness - All angels have a certain degree of knowledge and awareness of the universe. Angels are capable of becoming aware whenever any alteration occur within the time-stream, allowing them to discern alternate timelines and the like. With this, angels like Castiel and a younger Uriel have identified other time-travelers in this manner. All angels have a certain degree of knowledge and awareness of the universe. They have knowledge of demons, other angels, symbols, spells, artifacts, prophets, nephilim and more. They also generally have awareness of the level of power a being has.
    • Multilingualism - Due to their age, angels are proficient in most, if not all, languages ever spoken on earth. Castiel proven to be proficient in Latin and Ancient Canaanite, both dead languages, and Michael succeeded to quote a verse from the Koran in perfect Arabic.
  • Voice Mimicry - Angels can perfectly mimic the voice of mortals.
  • Enhanced Chronokinesis - Using the power of Heaven, angels are able to enhance their ability to travel through the time if they own the ability.
  • Advanced Biokinesis - Seraphs can stop people from turning into monsters. Higher-level angels, such as GrigoriTamiel was able to render a man blind with just a touch.
  • Advanced Chronokinesis – Higher angels can travel through time and are also able to transport people through time and bring them (he/she) back without need an external source to power them.
  • Clairsentience - Zachariah from an alternate reality was able to track a Nephilim when it used it's powers. The fallen angel Anna was to detect that Sam has been drinking demon blood.
  • Advanced Holy White Light - A particularly lethal power, some angels can unleash a highly concentrated blast of pure energy from their palms to destroy targets. The level of destruction can be controlled. Castiel was able to destroy a door when he was just a regular angel due to using Adina's grace. It is unknown that regular angels can use this power to smite supernatural beings unlike a seraph.
  • Hypnotism - As a seraph, Castiel was able to hypnotize a Secret Service agent by placing his hand on the man's forehead and giving him a command.
  • Memory Manipulation - Powerful angels are able to erase, restore, alter, and fabricate memories in the minds of humans.
  • Soul Reading/Channeling - Angels are able to physically interact with and read a human's soul by literally placing there hands inside a person's chest. However, the process is a painful experience for the human and could leave a person with physical and mental damage. They (he/she) can also use the soul as a source of energy, but the pain is even greater for the human, and there is the risk of an explosion if the angel is not careful.
  • Power Negation - Powerful angels such a seraph is capable of removing psychic powers from human beings permanently. However, the process is very painful and can leave the person mentally-damaged.
  • Vessel Locking - Powerful angels can hold a demon in smoke form as if it was tangible and force the demon to return to its vessel. This was demonstrated by Castiel on Ellsworth.
  • Conversion - Lucifer created the race of demons by twisting the human's souls. It is unknown if other archangels have the capability to do so.
  • Energy Blasts - Archangels are capable of conjuring and weaponizing powerful blueish energy in the form of blasts, as shown when Lucifer attacked the Alternate Michael with a single blue energy blast, which knocked him off his feet but did no damage. Michael then used the same attack with much more power, quickly overwhelming and severely weakening Lucifer.
  • Mental Manipulation - Metatron was able to implant Castiel's mind of every book, movie and TV show he had encountered with a touch when he was connected to Angel Tablet.
  • Molecular Combustion - Archangels are able to render beings, including lower angels, down to their (he/she) component molecules, causing them (he/she) to explode. Both Raphael and Lucifer have displayed this power as did Castiel while powered by the souls of Purgatory.
  • Power Augmentation - Lucifer's presence on Earth greatly enhanced the powers of Jesse Turner.
  • Power Granting - Raphael was able to make Crowley immune from angelic smiting of a seraph. While Dean acted as his vessel but remained in control of himself, the Alternate Michael was able to grant Dean his abilities.
  • Precognition - Lucifer and Michael are able to see a glimpse of the future.
  • Shapeshifting - Lucifer was able to take multiple forms while not in a vessel, and while in vessel, Gabriel could also do this; When the angels fell in Season 9, they (he/she) took the form of their grace. Gadreel was able to appear as Dean in Sam's head.
  • Capture - Angels disabled and abducted Alastair, who was powerful enough to overpower regular angels in an individual fight, after the demon's failed attempt to kill Reapers to break a seal.
  • Matchmaking - Certain types of angels in the Cherub class, e.g. Cupids, use a special sigil called a Cupid's Bow to bring couples together. Couples touched by a cupid have their hearts marked with an enochian sigil.
  • Empathy - Angels in the Rit Zien class can sense another bei''n'gs emotions and experiences related to pain.
  • Apportation - Angels were able to apport humans and monsters when they (he/she) had wings.
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced) - The Angels have trained in and battled for Heaven since the dawn of creation.

Weaknesses[]

When at full power, Angels are supremely powerful entities and have few weaknesses compared to other supernatural beings such as demons or monsters. However, there are many means that can be used against angelic beings. 

Harming, Misleading, Banishing and Trapping[]

  • Angelic Exorcism - There is an exorcism chant to expel angels from their human vessels and send them back to heaven. The Whore of Babylon also knew an enochian chant which causes angels severe pain.
  • Angel Warding - Angel wards are Enochian sigils that can depower, kill hide someone from them or prevent the entry of an angel in a certain location. When Enochian sigils are placed on human rib cages, they prevent any type of angel from detecting and finding them.
    • Angel banishing sigils - These sigils are capable of banishing angels and even archangels alway.
    • Angel Depowering Sigil - A sigil capable of depowering an angel. Archangels are significantly weakened though not fully depowered by this.
    • Angel Imprisoning Sigil - It could temporarily imprison them. When imprisoned, they can lose their powers temporarily. The sigil also block any sound from inside of the warded room to be heard by any angels in outside of the room.
    • Angel Proofing Sigil - It prevents an angel from entering a room, or listening sounds coming from inside.
    • Angel Traps - It's another way to trap angels besides Holy Fire circles.
    • Angel Suppressing Sigil - It is used to give control of a vessel to the human the angel is inhabiting.
  • Magic - Castiel once stated that if the right spells were cast upon a book, reading it could potentially kill him.
    • Angel Depowering Spell - It is capable of depowering nearby angels if certain trail along with the sigils.
    • Expelling Angels Spell - This spell banishes all angels from Heaven, causing them to fall from sky. The spell also burns the wings of angels and weakens them significantly.
  • Alcohol - A whole liquor store's supply of alcohol is sufficient enough to cause a normal angel, cut off from heaven's power, to become intoxicated.
  • Anti-Christ - A cambion, destined to be anti-christ, is said to be able to char the entire Host of Heaven, yet it is not tested. Only thing a cambion could do so far was turning a cut-off angel from heaven into a toy figure.
  • Angel Ward - Angel wards are enochian-based symbols that prevent the entry of an angel from a certain location.
  • Brain Penetration - One of Crowley's demons was able to block at least some of Samandriel's powers by placing large metal spikes into his brain. They can also break into the angel's "factory settings" through this method.
  • Enochian Sigil - When Enochian sigils are placed on human rib cages, they (he/she) prevent any type of angel from detecting and finding them. They can also be used to prevent angels from entering a building, capable of weaken the angel and they (he/she) can also prevent an angel from hearing a conversation of those in a warded room.
  • Expelling Angels Spell - This spell banishes all angels from Heaven, causing them to fall from sky. The spell also burns the wings of angels and weakens them significantly.
  • Grace Removal - An angel's grace is what supplies it with Enochian magic, and therefore if it is removed they will be rendered powerless and mortal. Grace can be removed by slitting their throat with an angel blade and drawing it out of their vessel and/or spirit. The grace can then be consumed by any angel or placed inside a vial.
  • Hand of God - These items contain a portion of God's power and it can harm an archangel to a certain degree.
  • Hexbag - Hexbags can be used to prevent angels from detecting and finding someone.
  • Holy Fire - Encased in a circle of flames created from Holy Oil, the angel is trapped. The trapped angel still can use some of their powers. Touching the flame will kill the vessel and the angel. However, it cannot kill Michael, being only able to banish him.
  • Hyperbolic Pulse Generator - It is capable of exorcising an angel, including an archangel from their (he/she) vessel.
  • Lucifer's Cage - This cell can hold any angel without any internal means of escape.
  • Enochian Brass Knuckles Carved With Enochian Sigil's - These magical knuckles can weaken, hurt and prevent an angel to use their powers temporarily.
  • Mark of Cain - The Mark is capable of corrupting even Archangels, as seen with Lucifer.
  • Vessel Expulsion - A vessel possesses the ability to expel the angel possessing them if they (he/she) so choose depending on their strength of will and willingness to be possessed.
  • Weapons of Heaven - Lot's Salt can dissolve an archangel's vessel, as it did to Raphael's. All of Heaven's weapons acting together can seriously wound, and might kill, Raphael.
  • Weak Vessels - Having a weak vessel prevents an angel to use his full power.
  • Naomi's Srill - Naomi possessed a drill with which she could remove angels' memories and brainwash (he/she) them. After being stabbed in the head with the drill, Naomi was believed to be dead but ultimately survived. However, the drill did significant damage, requiring years for Naomi to put her thoughts back together enough to be "mostly here."

Destroying[]

  • Angel Blades/Swords - Any angel with the exception of archangels can be killed by stabbing him or her with an angelic blade or sword in a vital area of their (he/she) vessel.
    • Angel-killing Bullets - Bullets forged from melted-down angel blades are capable of killing all angels apart from archangels.
  • Archangel Blades - An archangel blade can kill any angel, including an archangel. However, it must be wielded by another archangel to kill an archangel.
  • Death's Scythe - This weapon is capable of killing angels.
  • Energy Focusing Sigil - This spell can kill any angel directly in the path of the exploding angel, atomizing any angels nearby and killing anything else while blowing the whole area up.
  • Falling - Falling from Heaven as a result of Metatron's spell can be fatal to angels with many dying of it.
  • Higher Angels - Stronger angels can overpower a weaker Angel. Zien are able to smite wounded angels.
  • Higher Demons - The higher ranking demons are able to fight, overpower, harm, banish, possess and even kill lower level angels.
  • Lance of Michael - This weapon is capable of poisoning and killing angels
  • Eve - A being older than the angels themselves (he/she), can negate powers of lower angels and easily kill them (he/she).
  • Leviathans - Leviathans can negate powers of lower angels and easily kill them (he/she).
  • The First Blade - The First Blade can kill angels.
  • Primordial Entities - The DarknessDeities (God), and Death can kill any angel effortlessly.
  • Archangels - Archangels can annihilate any angel effortlessly.

Celestial Hierarchy[]

Angels are classified in a hierarchy. Each is assigned a specific and eternal task both in Heaven and on Earth.

The First Introduced Hierarchy (Orthodox Judaism)[]

These hierarchy was built with the help of nearly only canonical Jewish sources(Kabalah excluded).

  • Archangels - the angels that are the bosses of hierarchies. There are four that are recognized such in Orthodox Judaism : Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel. They are put in specific order respectfully of their rank. These angels are considered to be the closest to God. In some other kinds of Judaism, there are 7 archangels, however, these four excel among them. Usually in Judaism, these angels are not called directly archangels, but just the highest angels.
  • Chayot Ha Kodesh - mentioned in the book of the prophet Ezekiel, they are standing very nearly to the throne of God.
  • Ophanim - the wheels, ontrolled by Chayot Ha Kodesh.
  • Erelim - four winged creatures.
  • Hashmallim
  • Seraphim - from "saraph" meaning fiery. They are standing near to God's throne and sing,describing his glory.
  • Malakhim - messengers.
  • Elohim - from ancient Hebrew "Elohim"(God). God-like beings. 
  • Bene  Elohim - from ancient Hebrew "sons of God ".
  • Ishim - human-like angels.

Nine Heavenly Spheres[]

This hierarchy was introduced by Pseudo-Dionisyus Areopagite. However, it doesn't suit really in the Biblical hierarchy.

  • Seraphim - Seraphim, or Seraphs for short, are considered the highest class of angel. They (he/she) are the direct beholders of God as they encircle his throne.
  • Cherubim - The cherubim are a warrior class of angel. When they incarnate, they (he/she) usually take on the role of guardians and enforcers. When God cast Adam and Eve out of Eden, he placed cherubim at the entrances to block their return.
  • Throne - Thrones symbolize God's justice and authority.
  • Dominion - Dominions preside over the nations on earth and regulate the duties of regular angels.
  • Virtue - The virtues are responsible for the movement of celestial bodies, such as stars, moons, and planets, and are the ones who keep the cosmos in order.
  • Power - Powers collaborate with the principalities and are also the keepers of history. Their (he/she) job is to keep other angels in line and order.
  • Principality - Principalities collaborate with the powers.
  • Archangels - Archangels are the chief angels of high rank and reputation. As generals in God's army, archangels are responsible for religion and looking after holy relics. Michael, Lucifer, Raphael, Uriel, Azrael, Raziel, Raguel and Orion, Zadkiel, Sariel, Ariel, Gabriel,are among the archangels.
  • Angel or Regular Angels - Common angels who do not have any specific task fall into this category. They (he/she) are, in essence, the working-class of angels, and are therefore considered the lowest in rank. Although not their (he/she) official office, these angels act as messengers of the higher classes, giving messages, orders, and directions either directly from the seraphim or from any other angelic authority. Many bring messages directly from God.
  • Others (GrigoriRit Zien, & Intelligent Angels)

Hybrids and Fallen Angels[]

  • Fallen Angels - Fallen Angels are wicked or rebellious angels that have been cast out of Heaven and down to Earth or even Hell and become demons themselves. Although coming from different spheres, the fallen angels are seen by Heaven as the lowest of the angels. Samael is their leader and the accuser of Israel. That's why he was called Satan.
  • Nephilim - Nephilim are a hybrid race that are half-human and half-angel. They are the offspring of a human and an angel.

Fallen Angels[]

Despite their love and loyalty to their creator, angels are capable of rebellion against God.

The most notorious of these angels is Lucifer, a proud archangel who was cast out of heaven for leading a revolt of angels. Lucifer and his angels were defeated by the archangel Michael, who imprisoned him and his angels in everlasting flesh and cast them down into the deepest reaches of the universe, an elemental plane of darkness. God casted a spell to prevent these angels from entering heaven again. Lucifer became known as the Devil or Satan and the abyss in which he and his followers now resided became known as hell, among other names.

Known Angels[]

Notable Angels[]

  • Michael: The first, oldest, strongest, mightiest, highest-ranking, and most powerful angel under God's command and the oldest of the archangels. As a general in God's army, Michael commands the Holy Host of Heaven. Whenever God leaves, Michael takes control of Heaven. He once ruled in God's place for at least 6 millennia.
  • Lucifer: The second oldest archangel, was once God's most beloved, beautiful, and glorious angel, but defied God and waged war against him until Lucifer fell from grace. Before disobeying God, Lucifer was an extremely powerful force in God's heavenly alliance and his most beloved Angel. But since his fallout, he isn't part of the host anymore.
  • Ariel: The first female archangel and oldest female celestial angelic being in creation. The third oldest archangel, Ariel is an incredibly powerful warrior of God.
  • Uriel: The fourth born archangel, he is below Ariel. He is noted as a Specialist by his siblings. Uriel is a considerably powerful archangel.
  • Sariel: The fifth created archangel and an archangel of high ranking who exists in a part of Heaven that not many have been to. She can easily exert control to lower angels and even alter their memory. She has several angels working under this division.
  • Raphael: The sixth oldest archangel and Gods strongest healer. Raphael is an executive angel and he watched over the prophets. Once Lucifer fell, Raphael fell directly under Michael.
  • Gabriel: Devil incarnate [[1]]
  • Raguel: The archangel of justice, fairness, and redemption.
  • Metatron: The "Scribe of God". An angel who was selected to be elevated as the Scribe of God.
  • Zechariah: As a seraph, Zechariah is an angel of high esteem, and largely recognized for his accomplishments and achievements, being an over six millennia old angel.
  • Castiel: Being a powerful seraphim, Castiel has great power and influence over the angels of Heaven. Castiel is the commander of his garrisowhichat is also run by Anna. He is a very obedient/committed angel.
  • Anna: As the most powerful of lesser angels, she is a garrison leader, over Rachel, Balthazar, Gabriel, Bartholomew, and others.
  • Bartholomew: He is a soldier under Castiel's command.
  • Balthazar: Balthazar is a dear old and good friend of Castiel, fighting alongside him in the Host. Balthazar is "a great and honorable soldier".
  • Rachel: Rachel is Castiel's lieutenant and his friend.
  • Virgil: "Weapons Keeper of Heaven". Sometime after his creation, Virgil was put in charge of all of Heaven's weapons. He was considered to be the "nastiest" angel under God's command.
  • Gadreel: As Gods most trusted angel, Gadreel was chosen by God to protect the Garden of Eden but failed his task and was imprisoned since the dawn of time.
  • Hester: An average angel from Castiel's garrison.
  • Inias: Average ranking angel from Castiel's garrison who acts as Hester's second in command.
  • Joshua: He was significantly lower than most other angels, however he has an important occupation, in cleaning/monitoring God's Throne Room, which appears as a garden, and he was the only one who God speaks to directly, albeit not face to face.

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