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God burns things by means of fire; fire is moved by the motion of the sphere; the sphere is moved by means of a disembodied intellect, these intellects being the 'angels which are near to Him', through whose mediation the spheres move Maimonides had a neo-Aristotelian interpretation of the Bible. Maimonides writes that to the wise man, one sees that what the Bible and Talmud refer to as "angels" are actually allusions to the various laws of nature; they are the principles by which the physical universe operates.

For all forces are angels! How blind, how perniciously blind are the naive?! If you told someone who purports to be a sage of Israel that the Deity sends an angel who enters a woman's womb and there forms an embryo, he would think this a miracle and accept it as a mark of the majesty and power of the Deity, despite the fact that he believes an angel to be a body of fire one third the size of the entire world. All this, he thinks, is possible for God.

But if you tell him that God placed in the sperm the power of forming and demarcating these organs, and that this is the angel, or that all forms are produced by the Active Intellect; that here is the angel, the "vice-regent of the world" constantly mentioned by the sages, then he will recoil.

Maimonides , in his Yad ha-Chazakah : Yesodei ha-Torah , counts ten ranks of angels in the Jewish angelic hierarchy, beginning from the highest:. From the Jewish Encyclopedia , entry "Angelology". Only these two angels are mentioned by name in the Hebrew Bible; the rest are from extra-biblical tradition. Later Christians inherited Jewish understandings of angels, which in turn may have been partly inherited from the Egyptians. Later came identification of individual angelic messengers: Gabriel , Michael , Raphael , and Uriel.

According to St. Augustine , " 'Angel' is the name of their office, not of their nature. If you seek the name of their nature, it is 'spirit'; if you seek the name of their office, it is 'angel': from what they are, 'spirit', from what they do, 'angel'. By the late 4th century, the Church Fathers agreed that there were different categories of angels, with appropriate missions and activities assigned to them. There was, however, some disagreement regarding the nature of angels.

Some argued that angels had physical bodies, [32] while some maintained that they were entirely spiritual. Some theologians had proposed that angels were not divine but on the level of immaterial beings subordinate to the Trinity. The resolution of this Trinitarian dispute included the development of doctrine about angels. The angels are represented throughout the Christian Bible as spiritual beings intermediate between God and men: "You have made him [man] a little less than the angels Christians believe that angels are created beings, based on Psalms —5 ; Colossians : "praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts He commanded and they were created The Council's decree Firmiter credimus issued against the Albigenses declared both that angels were created and that men were created after them.

Thomas Aquinas 13th century relates angels to Aristotle's metaphysics in his Summa contra Gentiles , [35] Summa Theologica , [36] and in De substantiis separatis , [37] a treatise on angelology. Although angels have greater knowledge than men, they are not omniscient , as Matthew points out. The New Testament includes many interactions and conversations between angels and humans. For instance, three separate cases of angelic interaction deal with the births of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ.

In Luke , an angel appears to Zechariah to inform him that he will have a child despite his old age, thus proclaiming the birth of John the Baptist. Angels then proclaim the birth of Jesus in the Adoration of the shepherds in Luke According to Matthew , after Jesus spent 40 days in the desert, " Pope John Paul II emphasized the role of angels in Catholic teachings in his address titled " Angels Participate In History Of Salvation ", in which he suggested that modern mentality should come to see the importance of angels.

According to the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, "The practice of assigning names to the Holy Angels should be discouraged, except in the cases of Gabriel, Raphael and Michael whose names are contained in Holy Scripture. In the New Church , extensive information is provided concerning angels and the spiritual world in which they dwell from many years of spiritual experiences recounted in the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg.

All angels are in human form with a spiritual body, and are not just minds without form. Such a society of angels can appear as one angel as a whole. All angels originate from the human race, and there is not one angel in heaven who first did not live in a material body. However each angel will enter a service according to the use that they had performed in their earthly life. While living in one's body an individual has conjunction with heaven through the angels, [51] and with each person, there are at least two evil spirits and two angels.

The Latter Day Saint movement views angels as the messengers of God. They are sent to mankind to deliver messages, minister to humanity, teach doctrines of salvation, call mankind to repentance, give priesthood keys, save individuals in perilous times, and guide humankind.

Latter Day Saints believe that angels either are the spirits of humans who are deceased or who have yet to be born , or are humans who have been resurrected or translated and have physical bodies of flesh and bones, [58] and accordingly Joseph Smith taught that "there are no angels who minister to this earth but those that do belong or have belonged to it.

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Smith described his first angelic encounter in the following manner: [63]. While I was thus in the act of calling upon God, I discovered a light appearing in my room, which continued to increase until the room was lighter than at noonday, when immediately a personage appeared at my bedside, standing in the air, for his feet did not touch the floor. He had on a loose robe of most exquisite whiteness. It was a whiteness beyond anything earthly I had ever seen; nor do I believe that any earthly thing could be made to appear so exceedingly white and brilliant Not only was his robe exceedingly white, but his whole person was glorious beyond description, and his countenance truly like lightning.

The room was exceedingly light, but not so very bright as immediately around his person. When I first looked upon him, I was afraid; but the fear soon left me. Most angelic visitations in the early Latter Day Saint movement were witnessed by Smith and Oliver Cowdery , who both said prior to the establishment of the church in they had been visited by the prophet Moroni , John the Baptist , and the apostles Peter , James , and John.

Later, after the dedication of the Kirtland Temple , Smith and Cowdery said they had been visited by Jesus , and subsequently by Moses , Elias, and Elijah. Others who said they received a visit by an angel include the other two of the Three Witnesses : David Whitmer and Martin Harris. Many other Latter Day Saints, both in the early and modern church, have said they had seen angels, although Smith posited that, except in extenuating circumstances such as the restoration , mortals teach mortals, spirits teach spirits, and resurrected beings teach other resurrected beings.

Belief in angels is fundamental to Islam. Unlike their Hebrew counterpart, the term is exclusively used for heavenly spirits of the divine world, but not for human messengers.


The Quran refers to both angelic and human messengers as "rasul" instead. The Quran is the principal source for the Islamic concept of angels. In hadith literature, angels are often assigned to only one specific phenomena. In Islam, just like in Judaism and Christianity, angels are often represented in anthropomorphic forms combined with supernatural images, such as wings, being of great size or wearing heavenly articles. Although believing in angels remain one of Six Articles of Faith in Islam , one can not find a dogmatic angelology in Islamic tradition. Despite this, scholars had discussed the role of angels from specific canonical events, such as the Mi'raj , and Quranic verses.

Even if they are not in focus, they have been featured in folklore, philosophy debates and systematic theology. While in classical Islam , widespread notions were accepted as canonical, there is a tendecy in contemporary scholarship to reject much material about angels, like calling the Angel of Death by the name Azra'il. Ibn Sina , who drew upon the Neo-Platonistic emanation cosmology of Al-Farabi , developed an angelological hierarchy of Intellects, which are created by " the One ". Therefore, the first creation by God was the supreme archangel followed by other archangels, who are identified with lower Intellects.

From these Intellects again, emanated lower angels or "moving spheres", from which in turn, emanated other Intellects until it reaches the Intellect, which reigns over the souls. The tenth Intellect is responsible for bringing material forms into being and illuminating the minds. In Folk Islam , individual angels may be evoked in exorcism rites , whose names are engraved in talismans or amulets. Some modern scholars have emphasized a metaphorical reinterpretation of the concept of angels. In Zoroastrianism there are different angel-like figures.

For example, each person has one guardian angel , called Fravashi. They patronize human beings and other creatures, and also manifest God's energy. The Amesha Spentas have often been regarded as angels, although there is no direct reference to them conveying messages, [81] but are rather emanations of Ahura Mazda "Wise Lord", God ; they initially appeared in an abstract fashion and then later became personalized, associated with diverse aspects of the divine creation. In the commentaries of Proclus 4th century, under Christian rule on the Timaeus of Plato , Proclus uses the terminology of "angelic" aggelikos and "angel" aggelos in relation to metaphysical beings.

According to Aristotle , just as there is a Prime Mover , [83] so, too, must there be spiritual secondary movers. However, Sikhism has never had a literal system of angels, preferring guidance without explicit appeal to supernatural orders or beings. According to the Kabbalah as described by the Golden Dawn there are ten archangels , each commanding one of the choir of angels and corresponding to one of the Sephirot.

It is similar to the Jewish angelic hierarchy. In the teachings of the Theosophical Society, Devas are regarded as living either in the atmospheres of the planets of the solar system Planetary Angels or inside the Sun Solar Angels and they help to guide the operation of the processes of nature such as the process of evolution and the growth of plants ; their appearance is reputedly like colored flames about the size of a human.

It is believed by Theosophists that devas can be observed when the third eye is activated. Some but not most devas originally incarnated as human beings. It is believed by Theosophists that nature spirits , elementals gnomes , undines , sylphs , and salamanders , and fairies also can be observed when the third eye is activated.

It is asserted by Theosophists that all of the above-mentioned beings possess etheric bodies that are composed of etheric matter , a type of matter finer and more pure that is composed of smaller particles than ordinary physical plane matter. The Brahma Kumaris uses the term "angel" to refer to a perfect, or complete state of the human being, which they believe can be attained through a connection with God.

I raised my hand another time, and bared one of Her breasts that had been hidden beneath Her gown. Then the firmament was illumined by the radiance of its light, contingent beings were made resplendent by its appearance and effulgence, and by its rays infinite numbers of suns dawned forth, as though they trekked through heavens that were without beginning or end.

I became bewildered at the pen of God's handiwork, and at what it had inscribed upon Her temple. It was as though She had appeared with a body of light in the forms of the spirit, as though She moved upon the earth of essence in the substance of manifestation. I noticed that the houris had poked their heads out of their rooms and were suspended in the air above Her. They grew perplexed at Her appearance and Her beauty, and were entranced by the raptures of Her song.

Praise be to Her creator, fashioner, and maker--to the one Who made Her manifest. Then she nearly swooned within herself, and with all her being she sought to inhale My fragrance. She opened Her lips, and the rays of light dawned forth from Her teeth, as though the pearls of the cause had appeared from Her treasures and Her shells. Meaning of angel in English. B1 a spiritual being in some religions who is believed to be a messenger of God , usually represented as having a human form with wings : According to the Bible , an angel told Mary that she would have God's son , Jesus.

Come along, my angels, time for bed. More examples She sings like an angel! She has the face of an angel. The central twelve-foot column is surmounted by a bronze angel with outspread wings. She had visions in which the angel Gabriel appeared to her. The angels in the painting have beatific smiles. Thesaurus: synonyms and related words Religious concepts: angels archangel cherub heavenly host seraph the Prince of Darkness. Buffy even compared his maturity to that of a twelve-year-old during one of their reunions. Angel was prone to unattractive and very obvious bouts of jealousy and possessiveness.

Angel himself was very aware of this though he rarely admitted it , but made little effort to hide it. Angel was also a fan of pop culture to some degree, enjoying Barry Manilow's music [] and being a fan of ice hockey; [] indeed, part of the reason he originally founded Angel Investigations was because of his liking of old detective novels. While Liam was a human and Angelus a vampire, Angel was something else: a demon with a human soul, a hybrid of man and vampire.

With the exception of while amnesiac, Angel would not take back his birth name of Liam. Angelus was several times referred to as perhaps the most evil and brutal vampire in existence, even surpassing his comrades in the Whirlwind , murdering more people in his first hundred years of activity then any of them in their entire lives.

Angel once told Lindsey McDonald "I'm the greatest mass murderer you've ever met," despite the fact that Lindsey had previously met all the former members of the Whirlwind. He was also known to use the threat of rape as a psychological weapon, shown when he, while locked in a cage, gleefully reveals that "they're not a lot of things I wouldn't mind doing to that [Cordelia's] body. Other than the obvious. Angel, by contrast, enjoyed the feeling of helping people and doing what was right, and desired to atone for the atrocities he committed while soulless.

His soul provided him with constant torment with memories of his past, as his photographic memory allowed him to recall, in perfect detail, each face of his past victims. While once fighting because he believed he was making a difference in the battle between good and evil, and that he would gain measure of redemption upon completion of this task, he altered this view after having an epiphany about his fight, and altered his reasons. He once explained these reasons to Kate Lockley by saying: "All I want to do is help.

I want to help because I don't think people should suffer as they do, because if there's no bigger meaning, then the smallest act of kindness is the greatest thing in the world. The distinction between Angel and Angelus was somewhat blurred. Immediately after regaining his soul, the entity that would come to define himself as Angel initially appeared unaware of what he had done as Angelus, and was initially horrified at the memories of what he had done. Once he was past the initial trauma, he spent some time immediately after regaining his soul simply acting like Angelus with a conscience, secretly horrified with his past crimes but acting like Angelus to the point that he was able to deceive Drusilla and Spike into believing that he was still the same vampire as before.

However, he eventually accepted his new status as a vampire with a soul; initially only killing murderers and rapists, when Darla put him in a position where he would have to kill an innocent baby to 'prove' himself, he instead took the child away from Darla. By the s, Angel had developed to a point where he was compared to "Angelus without the sadism," possessing a cynical view of the world and generally uninterested in social interaction without actually wanting to kill anybody. At one point, he briefly attempted to help a young woman escape prosecution for her mixed-race heritage before she turned on him in a panic under the influence of a Thesulac demon, Angel subsequently abandoning the hotel to the demon's influence even after it offered him the chance to kill it, although he eventually atoned for this action by returning to the hotel to eliminate it once and for all.

It takes a few moments for Angel to remember Angelus' actions whenever the curse takes effect. When all reference to the Beast was erased from this dimension, Angel was also affected, while Angelus was not, as he did not technically exist when the spell was cast. Further evidence can be found in the fact that Angelus considers himself a separate being to Angel, often referring to Angel as though he were a separate person.

Also, when Angel fought with Eyghon the Sleepwalker when Eyghon was fully manifested in this plane, he confidently stated that, while Egyhon could overpower one or two personalities, he was more resistant to Eyghon's influence as he currently had three personas in his body Angel himself, Angelus, and the soul of Rupert Giles, whom Angel was trying to resurrect ; after Eyghon's defeat, Spike, Faith and Alasdair Coames all referred to Angel and Angelus as separate entities in Angel. Despite them acknowledging each other as separate entities, when speaking of Angelus' crimes, Angel often referred to him in the first person, talking about Angelus's crimes as his own, but will, at other times, refer to him as a separate entity.

For example, when taunted by the First Evil, [4] Angel cried out, "It wasn't me! You're not Angel. I am Angel. At last. It was Jenny Calender who first made a distinction between the two personalities the Scooby Gang always referred to him as Angel while he was active in Sunnydale, although Angel Investigations — with the exception of Connor — drew a clearer distinction between the two identities when Angelus was released once again , Jenny stating that "Angelus is back" when learning about the true nature of his curse.

Angelus had been shown to resent many of Angel's habits and was disgusted by them, such as his love for Buffy, his loyalty and compassion towards his teammates in Angel Investigations, his twenty-year period of feeding on rat blood after giving into his desires by drinking from a murder victim, and his enjoyment of Barry Manilow.

Additionally, due to Angel's relationship with Buffy, Angelus was greatly disgusted by the fact that while with a soul, she had made him feel human: when Buffy and Angelus were possessed by the ghosts of a murder-suicide couple and freed from their influence after the ghosts reaffirm their love and kiss, [] Angelus was so horrified and disgusted by this intimate contact with Buffy that he immediately ran off and frantically scrubbed himself in the fountain of the Crawford Street Mansion , remarking that love had "violated him" and deciding that he needed "a really vile kill" to completely cleanse himself.

However, Angelus did not truly hate Buffy, as he did not feel pure hatred towards anything, and even seemed to lack the ability to do so. Nonetheless, Angel's seeming inability to hate made him the only known male immune to the misogyny-inducing touch of Billy Blim. However, Angelus, despite being purely evil, was capable of great sadness on rare occasions, as he was moved to tears by a performance of Giselle which he attended in Angel also shared this quirk, and still remained in awe of the ballet, [19] linked as well to their mutual appreciation of the arts.

Each possessed essentially the same combat style, although Angelus tended to taunt his opponents to put them off-guard, such as when he fought Buffy and the Beast, while Angel was generally a silent combatant unless the other person talked to him first. Both demonstrated a skilled use of psychology outside of battle; Angel retained Angelus' understanding of the psychosis of such criminals as stalkers, giving him a unique insight into many of his enemies, while Angelus regularly exploited Angel's knowledge of his allies to play on their weaknesses, such as Buffy's natural insecurities about her sexual performance after losing her virginity, mocking Xander's crush on Buffy with the knowledge that Angel got to her first, mentioning Wesley's affair with Lilah where Fred could hear it, revealing Angel's knowledge that Gunn and Fred killed Professor Seidel while Angel had kept quiet about it and let them think he believed the claim that Seidel fell into his own portal , and taunting Connor about the deaths of Holtz and Darla.

Cordelia, while possessed by Jasmine, once commented that Angelus was dangerous because he "lies with the truth," providing enough information to turn his enemies against each other while withholding some crucial details like Angel's own feelings about the topics Angelus would discuss. For example, when talking with Connor, Angelus implied that Darla and Holtz killed themselves because they hated Connor, whereas Darla staked herself for the sole purpose of ensuring Connor's survival although Holtz's death was an extension of his obsession with punishing Angelus.

Despite this shared awareness of each other's thoughts, the two's different natures meant that they still could not understand their other self, Angelus commenting that he failed to understand Angel's concern with the "human condition," regarding humans' only purpose as being to suffer and die, while Jasmine noted that Angelus appeared to have a greater understanding of opponents like the Beast than Angel does. Another key difference between Angel and Angelus was that Angelus, though pure evil and incapable of feeling love, was known for brutal acts of "love", such as giving Drusilla a fresh human heart as a Valentine's Day gift.

Additionally, he would use others' relationships to torment his enemies; for example, he placed the recently-slain body of Jenny Calendar in Giles' bed, along with a few clues to make it appear as though Jenny had set up a romantic evening for them. Angelus also snuck into Willow's house, killed all of her pet fish, then strung all of them together in an envelope for Willow to find. One of Angelus' most notorious crimes was when he killed three children and set them all up in bed to make them appear to be sleeping, and their father didn't realize the truth until he kissed one of them good night and noticed how cold they were.

He described his relationship with Cordelia as "family" only a few months after they started to work together. Additionally, Angelus was not only an expert in torture, but a complete sadist. When contemplating torturing Giles for information on how to awaken Acathla, Angelus remarked that the last time that he had tortured someone, they hadn't even invented the chainsaw, and even told Giles that he hoped that he wouldn't reveal the information just so he would have the opportunity to torture him.

Indeed, Giles later remarked that Angelus had in fact tortured him for several hours largely for his own amusement. Another difference between the two was their views on killing humans. While Angelus didn't hesitate to kill humans and in fact enjoyed it, Angel avoided it as much as possible. After Angel got his soul back the first time and was trying to convince Darla to let him rejoin her, she revealed that, while he had been killing again — Angel trying to be what Darla expected because he didn't know what else to do with himself —, he had only been killing rapists, thieves, and murderers, in short, only evil humans.

Angelus' Achilles' heel was his own narcissism and ego: he was prone to excessive talking, and his constant need to taunt his opponents or brag about his accomplishments when he had them on the ropes was often used against him by his victims, either to try to escape or fight back. Spike once remarked that Angelus "bloody well talk[ed] them to death before [he] kill[ed] them. Similarly, when fighting Faith, he was shown to be superior in combat, but his taunts sent her into a rage that allowed her to beat him back, although he still managed to beat her when she let her guard down.

Although Angel was equally aware of his combat skills and reputation, he typically talked with his opponents prior to battles rather than during, once convincing an opponent not to bother fighting him, and exploiting opportunities to end a fight, whereas Angelus would allow his foe to live so that he could mock them before delivering the killing blow. Overall it would seem that Angel and Angelus were, in general, two separate identities sharing the same body, but their shared memory causes them to consider themselves almost one person.

Angel felt remorse over the crimes of Angelus and considered himself to be condemned to Hell for those crimes. However, the Powers That Be seemed to believe Angel and Angelus were one as they viewed him responsible for his actions as he was given missions to by them to atone. Also, Angel would referred to himself as Angelus and vice-versa, suggesting that they both considered the names interchangeable, although Angelus seemed to only do this to taunt others, usually referring to Angel as a separate person, and even correcting those that call him "Angel".

Notably, despite having his soul restored, Angel would struggled with the same vampiric urges while soulless. However, he acted on these urges while soulless, but when ensouled his humanity hold him back. Each identity clearly loathed what the other brought to their shared existence, with Angel hating himself for his vampiric urges and his crimes while soulless, while Angelus hated Angel for the humanity his soul provided him.

When the separate personalities fought under the effects of the Orpheus drug, Angelus expressed pleasure at finally being able to take his frustrations out on Angel for all the things he had made him watch, while Angel confirmed that he had waited a long time for the chance to fight his demon self. Angel's most readily identifiable characteristic was his hair which varied in length. As a human and Angelus he often sported either long, shoulder-length hair, either down or in a loose ponytail. After regaining his soul, he cut his hair shorter by the s, occasionally slicked with a side part.

In the next five decades, Angel kept his hair that way until the s where had grew out his hair again. Since the late s during his tenure in Sunnydale, Angel's hair was consistently spiked upward at the front with styling product a fact that he was apparently unaware of, due to his reaction upon seeing his reflection in a mirror during a trip to Pylea.

Around the fall of Los Angeles, Angel returned to his notable spiked look. Angel had a very distinct appearance and style of dress, traditionally wearing full-length, black wool dusters, a light brown trench coat, or a shorter leather jacket, black trousers and black dress shoes. Although his dress shirts tend to vary in color, they are often in gem tones and other dark colors.

While he initially wore untucked white button down shirts with black dress jackets and a black leather bomber jacket which he gave to Buffy , he began wearing white undershirts, white and black wife beaters, a red velvet shirt, gray and black soft pullovers and long-sleeved dress shirts in colors such as blue and red. The notable exceptions to this rule were when Angel wore a Hawaiian shirt while undercover, [] a cream pullover identical to his darker ones to make a customer more comfortable, [] an uncharacteristic white and yellow striped dress shirt while under Jasmine 's thrall and a loud Italian sports jacket [21] although this last was only because his usual clothes were damaged by a bomb planted by the Immortal and there was nothing else available for him to wear.

In , as Angelus, his style somewhat changed, noticeably the black leather pants he wore throughout his this period something that both Cordelia and Lorne have referenced. As well as the leather pants, his shirts were generally silk button shirts in black and red, as well as paisley button shirt, though his full length black wool duster remained.

While in the Twilight persona, Angel wore a black leather duster along with metal chest armor, black pants, black gloves, black boots and a red, black and gold mask. Angel has been considered to be physically attractive to others numerous times, noted especially his legendary title as the "one with the angelic face". After his first meeting with Buffy, which left her with a bad impression, she still described him as 'gorgeous', [28] embarrassingly calling him a 'honey' after claiming most girls would find him attractive "if they have eyes" and describing him as a 'hunk' in her diary and that his eyes were 'penetrating'.

He has even caught the attraction of males. Xander, though in anguish, commented that Angel was "buff" and a very attractive man when first seeing him, [] Lorne had a tendency to affectionately call him "angelcakes", Oliver Simon openly stated Angel was a "beautiful man" without even being properly acquainted, [25] while a rude television commercial director assumed he was a male-model.

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Despite this, Spike, being Spike would mock his appearance in terms of his hair, claiming he used 'Nancy boy hair gel' [] and Doyle who, thinking Angel had slept with his love interest Cordelia, described Angel's forehead as "overhanging". Enhanced vampire abilities: Angel had the standard powers and vulnerabilities of a vampire; he was immortal, regenerated damage, possessed superhuman physical attributes, and had heightened senses, able to track people by scent alone.

He was also vulnerable to holy items and sunlight, could be killed by decapitation and a stake to the heart, needed to regularly ingest mammal blood to maintain his vitality, and could not enter the residence of a living human without being invited by a resident. Due to his advanced age, however, he was considerably more powerful than an average vampire; for example, he was able to run at such speeds that he appeared to teleport several meters, [24] [] [] [] , was strong enough that he could lift up a heavy security gate [] , survive explosions and falls from skyscrapers with little injury, [] [] [] and withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight and holy items to no ill effect.

He also possessed a high pain tolerance, able to withstand prolonged periods of torture without succumbing. Advanced combat: Angel was a highly skilled combatant and generally fought unarmed, using circular attacks such as spinning kicks and back hands. In addition to his proficiency in many forms of martial arts, he mastered many varieties of weapons, favoring broadswords and sometimes axes.

He was even more dangerous whenever Angelus took over, since his soul-less self often fought with no remorse. During his lifetime, Angel successfully stood up to and defeated a wide variety of powerful and skilled opponents, including Buffy Summers, Faith Lehane, Marcus Hamilton and Connor, amongst others. Additionally, Angel beat Spike on numerous occasions, only losing to his protege once, when he was discouraged and suffering self doubt, in their century plus association.

Even when human, Angel was able to defeat opponents far stronger than him, including briefly getting the better of Spike, before Illyria stepped in, and defeating Charles Gunn who was, at the time, a vampire. Psychic abilities: Angel also possessed some cognitive abilities; he had a photographic memory [] and displayed a psychic connection to those he had sired on at least one occasion. Demonology and Occult aptitude: Because of his age, Angel had immense knowledge of both demonology and history on occasion rivaling that of Giles and Wesley.

Sorcery: Angel also had some experience in magic, able to perform spells, exorcisms , and glamours , although he preferred to rely on others' expertise if the option was available rather than doing them himself. Immunity: Though not exactly a "power," Angel was immune to Billy Blim 's power to induce misogyny because, as he explained, he gave up on hate long ago, and even as Angelus, he never felt anger or hate towards any of his victims.

Psychological manipulation: As Angelus, he displayed considerable skill in manipulating others' emotional states, using psychological tactics to attack both the Scooby Gang and Angel Investigations both times when Angel lost his soul, though the most notable example was his driving Drusilla insane. He was also an expert in torture as both Angel and Angelus. Angel also appeared to be a master of intimidation; when Connor broke free of his restraints and beat down Gunn and Fred, Angel, despite his weakened condition after three months trapped at the bottom of the ocean and only a limited amount of recently-ingested blood to restore himself, quickly stood up to Connor and ordered him to sit down, which he did after only a slight hesitation.

Art and writing skills: He had "very nice handwriting" [55] and was a gifted artist, using charcoal crayon and China ink to draw portraits. Other abilities: Angel was competent, but uncomfortable, with modern technology; he frequently struggled to understand cellphones once claiming that they must have been invented by a "bored warlock" and confused computer terminology such as "chatty rooms.

Following the Fall of Los Angeles, Angel was turned human by the Senior Partners as a way to deprive him of his strength when he most needed it. He used various enchantments to keep up the appearance that he was still a vampire and heal the worst of his injuries. However, following the temporal fold performed by the Senior Partners, Angel regained his vampire abilities and handicaps.

As Twilight, Angel had obtained new abilities, including flight and invulnerability. The precise source and limit of his new abilities are unknown, but he survived having a tree thrown at him without any apparent side-effects, the tree simply splintering off his chest. He also showed immunity to sunlight and all vampire weaknesses, and his new abilities also seemed to have altered the conditions of his curse, as he had sex with Buffy without losing his soul.

His pre-existing abilities, such as his strength, speed, agility, reflexes, and senses, were also greatly enhanced. He had apparently reverted to his original strengths and weaknesses following the destruction of the Seed of Wonder and the "death" of Twilight.

A recurring joke was that Angel seemed to have a preference for small, blonde women, as the majority of his love interests were blondes, with the exceptions of Cordelia who had blonde highlights at one point and Rebecca Lowell. Angel's love life had never been very active, originally because he held a reluctance to get close to someone and possibly lose his soul. However, he eventually realized he could have "positive sex" through his relationship with Nina. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Do you like this video? This article is about the vampire. For other uses, see Angel.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7. Prologue Absent. Righteous Absent. The Innocent Absent. Presumption Absent. The Glittering World Absent. Sonnenblume Absent. Nikki Goes Down! Tales Absent. Broken Bottle of Djinn Absent. Tales of the Vampires, Part 1 Absent. Tales of the Vampires, Part 2 Absent. Tales of the Vampires, Part 3 Absent. Tales of the Vampires, Part 4 Absent. Tales of the Vampires, Part 5 Absent. Father Absent. Spot the Vampire Absent. Dust Bowl Absent. Jack Absent. Stacy Absent. Some Like It Hot Absent. The Problem with Vampires Absent.

Sarah Mclachlan - Angel (Tradução)

Taking Care of Business Absent. Dames Absent. Antique Absent. The Thrill Absent. Carpe Noctem, Part 1 Absent. Carpe Noctem, Part 2 Absent. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8. The Chain Absent. No Future for You, Part 1 Absent. No Future for You, Part 2 Absent. No Future for You, Part 3 Absent.

No Future for You, Part 4 Appears. Anywhere but Here Absent. A Beautiful Sunset Appears. Wolves at the Gate, Part 1 Absent. Wolves at the Gate, Part 2 Absent. Wolves at the Gate, Part 3 Absent. Wolves at the Gate, Part 4 Absent. Time of Your Life, Part 1 Appears. Time of Your Life, Part 2 Absent. Time of Your Life, Part 3 Absent. Time of Your Life, Part 4 Appears. After These Messages We'll Be Right Back! Harmonic Divergence Absent. Swell Absent. Predators and Prey Absent. Living Doll Absent. Retreat, Part 1 Appears. Retreat, Part 2 Appears. Retreat, Part 3 Mention. Retreat, Part 4 Absent.

Retreat, Part 5 Appears. Turbulence Appears. Twilight, Part 1 Appears. Twilight, Part 2 Appears. Twilight, Part 3 Appears. Twilight, Part 4 Appears. Last Gleaming, Part 1 Appears. Last Gleaming, Part 2 Appears. Last Gleaming, Part 3 Appears. Last Gleaming, Part 4 Appears. Last Gleaming, Part 5 Appears. Harmony Bites Absent. Vampy Cat Play Friend Absent. Always Darkest Vision. Harmony Comes to the Nation Absent.

Willow: Goddesses and Monsters Absent. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9. Freefall, Part 1 Absent. Freefall, Part 2 Absent. Freefall, Part 3 Absent. Freefall, Part 4 Absent. Slayer, Interrupted Absent. On Your Own, Part 1 Absent. On Your Own, Part 2 Absent. Apart of Me , Part 1 Absent. Apart of Me , Part 2 Mention. Apart of Me , Part 3 Absent. Guarded, Part 1 Absent. Guarded, Part 2 Mention. Guarded, Part 3 Absent. Billy the Vampire Slayer, Part 1 Absent. Billy the Vampire Slayer, Part 2 Absent.

Wonderland, Part 1 Absent. Wonderland, Part 2 Absent. Wonderland, Part 3 Vision. Wonderland, Part 4 Vision. Wonderland, Part 5 Absent. Welcome to the Team, Part 1 Mention. Welcome to the Team, Part 2 Absent. Welcome to the Team, Part 3 Absent. Welcome to the Team, Part 4 Mention. The Watcher Flashback. The Core, Part 1 Absent. The Core, Part 2 Absent. The Core, Part 3 Absent. The Core, Part 4 Absent. The Core, Part 5 Absent. Love vs. Life Absent. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season New Rules, Part 1 Mention.

New Rules, Part 2 Mention. New Rules, Part 3 Absent. New Rules, Part 4 Absent. New Rules, Part 5 Absent. I Wish, Part 1 Absent. I Wish, Part 2 Mention. Return to Sunnydale, Part 1 Absent. Return to Sunnydale, Part 2 Absent. Love Dares You, Part 1 Absent. Love Dares You, Part 2 Mention. Love Dares You, Part 3 Mention. Relationship Status: Complicated, Part 1 Flashback. Relationship Status: Complicated, Part 2 Appears. Old Demons, Part 1 Appears. Old Demons, Part 2 Appears.

Old Demons, Part 3 Appears. Freaky Giles Day Absent.