anonymous asked:

Hi. I'm currently working on a story about a fallen angel who falls in love with my MC. I want the main plot of the story to be them trying to get back the fallen Angel's wings but I'm stuck trying to figure out how they could do it. I need ways that they could get the angel's wings back.

Hey! 

I think first you need to identify why the angel has fallen in the first place; that might help you think of ways they can try to get their wings back. Ask yourself, why have they fallen? Is there an obvious or clear action they can do that will redeem themselves and allow them to get their wings back? (E.g. if a character stole money from a charity, they might give back the money and donate extra or volunteer at the charity as an additional task to make up for their stealing).

Here are some other ideas on how the fallen angel can get their wings back:

1. They must do some good deed/accomplish a specific task

2. They must complete a specific ritual

3. They need to find a way to speak with God/higher deity or find a way back to heaven.

4. Angel figures out they have to give up something important to themselves to earn their wings back

I highly recommend looking into the different interpretations of fallen angels. Each of the Abrahamic religions, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, each have their own similar but distinct versions of fallen angels, and looking into how they view fallen angels may give you some inspiration.

I read a series once called the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand, that centered mainly on people who were angel-bloods, or people who were part human, part angel. The main antagonists were various “Black Wings”, or fallen angels who were trying to recruit angel-bloods for the side of darkness. The fallen angels were described as emitting an aura of extreme sadness, and were conflicting because they both hated God and accepted their roles as fallen angels, but also wanted to return to him and become angels again. One of the Black Wings is killed by a weapon that utilizes the “glory of God” (basically, the power of light and good) and this ultimately sends the soul back to heaven where it became an angel again. The series has its own depiction of fallen angels, but might give you some ideas :)

The thing about fallen angels is that it’s often a very religious topic, and the only way to really redeem a fallen angel is for them to earn forgiveness. I don’t know exactly how you’re depicting fallen angels in your story, and I think it would be really interesting to go a different route with the angel’s redemption. 

Some questions to ask yourself:

-Who or what decides that the angel has become fallen?

-What qualifies an angel as being “fallen”?

-Is it even (known whether it’s) possible to redeem a fallen angel?

-How hard is it for an angel to fall? How hard is it for a fallen to get their wings back? If one is harder than the other, why?

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Continuing off from this post about angel halos actually being horns:

  • Low ranking angels (newly born angels) always have one halo. So long as the horns are conjoined, it’s a halo.
  • Angels can grow multiple horns to be conjoined into multiple halos. Some halos are so large that the Thrones use them as floating seats.
  • Angel feathers aren’t actual feathers, but a flaking protective layer grown from the horns. Humans mistake the large angel horns grown so far back to be wings.
  • Lastly, the larger the horns and more numerous the halos, the less of an individual an angel becomes. High ranking angels like Seraphim are directly controlled by God, and their bodies are no more than hanging husks.
  • This last part is a little morbid which is why I didn’t wanna draw it, but angels can join their halos with each other to create a “Hierarchy” or a “Choir”.

Although morbid, angels can fuse their halos with each other. This formation has many names, but the most popular are called a “Hierarchy”, “Order”, “Choir”, “Mass”, or a “Chain” of angels. 

The largest group of conjoined angels is simply called “Heaven”.

I didn’t wanna draw it so here’s a 200 year old piece of art by Gustave Dore.