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Fallen Angels

Remember, that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed.
~ A Fallen Angel.

A Fallen Angel, also known as a Rebel Angel, is a former servant of God that has either willingly forsaken their role or has somehow become corrupted. As a result these angels have been cast out of Heaven and either taken resident on one of the many depictions of Hell or have taken to wandering among the mortal races.

Description

Fallen angels are normally perceived as demons. Their lust for power is matched with a malicious mind, emotion, and will. In their present, restrained state, these demonic angels are awaiting God’s final judgment and their ultimate destination; a predestined, eternal hell, a place of “reserved everlasting chains.”

The appearance of a fallen angel typically depends on the amount of malice they have in their mind, emotion, and will. Many of the fallen angels that have rebelled with Lucifer retained their angelic appearance although with minor differences, the most notable one being their black wings. It is said that the fallen angels who retain their beauty use the latter as a weapon to seduce and tempt mankind into committing evil acts.

Overview

Some stories tell of how interactions between fallen angels (the Watchers) and humans led to the creation of superhuman beings akin to giants, who most were eventually destroyed by God either via the Flood or some other event. Regardless of where the fallen angels were condemned to they are believed to have lost their link with the ideals of their particular faith, causing them to work against the forces of good and side with evil.

It is believed that these angels fell from grace after following Lucifer during his rebellion against God. It is even stated that Lucifer managed to convince a one third of the angelic host to side with him in the rebellion, thus, there is currently a one third of fallen angels that dwell within the pits of Hell. After the fall, they seemingly lost their angelic power and status, and were twisted into that of demonic beings. Their demonic power is said to be just as great as when they were angels, however, despite this they remain to be restrained under Lucifer's power. The same can be said for Satan though he rebelled for different reasons.

Another group of fallen angels were the a group led by Iblis, who refused to bow down to humans. God cast them down to Hell, where they joined Lucifer's cause, and became enemies of man.

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