You seem to know a lot about otherkin. Is an archangel more powerful than an angel ? Can it contend against a dragon or darker demons ? Always wondered. Thx
Of the angels described in Christian lore, there is actually a complex hierarchy. I will provide a link for further reading. The hierarchy becomes even more complex when you take into account that it’s inaccurate because mortals don’t fully understand it, and the fact that not all angels are even Christian.
The term “archangel” is used in two different senses. They may be considered the second lowest tier, the lowest two being the angels who serve as messengers. Angelos being “messenger” and “arch angelos” being simply the highest messenger.
It is sometimes, however, Archangel with a capital A, implying the highest of all angels, of which there are seven, with Michael being the highest of these.
Some angels are warriors. Others are healers, messengers, counselors, and so on.
I have been friends with a number of angels, and I have fought with angels. The warrior sort are, all things considered, extraordinarily powerful beings. I suppose that would be the “choir” referred to as the Powers. Quite a bit higher up than archangels.
I have generally come out on top in any negative interaction I’ve had with them. Most of them are not significantly stronger than an elder dragon or a demon lord. But I would much prefer not to be in conflict with someone like Michael.
I will also refer you to an angel in case I missed anything. @ancientpilgrim