- "But angels here? I mean... I have so many questions I want to ask them."
- "Good luck with that, luv. They're real cagey types."
- —Zed Martin and John Constantine[src]
Angels are winged celestial beings created by God. They are generally benevolent spirits that live in Heaven and are bound to keep the free will of humans intact as part of a "plan". They also serve as God's messengers and soldiers against the demons of Hell.
Angels can also be exiled or fall from Heaven if their wings get damaged or if they commit any indiscretions. The former makes them tangible and weak in the physical world and can also lead them to cease from existing if they stay in that state for too long. The latter condemns them to Hell, changing their white wings to black. A fallen angel can also have demon like wings, presumably from being in Hell for a long period of time or from being fallen for a long time. It is also possible to clip an angel's wings off as stated by John Constantine, presumably making them mortal. An angel feather acts as a magical artifact, connecting its user to the angel's magic.
In 2014, when the angel Imogen fell, she was found by Constantine and Zed and Manny aided her, though Imogen attempted to corrupt him, her true identity is revealed as being a fallen angel, leading Manny to tear out her heart.
Powers and abilities
- Accelerated healing factor: They have the ability to heal any superficial lesion, illness, even cancers and tumors.
- Chronokinesis: Angels can prevent time from moving, utilizing the power to talk anyone they wish.
- Flight: They are able to use their wings to take flight.
- Immortality: Angels are beyond age, illness, and most forms of physical harm in the mortal realm. They can, however, be harmed by other supernatural beings and strong mystics, like John Constantine. Also, being exposed to the Air of Hades can instantly knock out an angel.
- Nigh-omnipotence: The first angels, the Archangels, possess near-omnipotent levels of supernatural power exceeded only by God himself.
- Possession: Angels can possess human bodies and use them as hosts while also manifest their supernatural powers through them.
- Pyrokinesis: Manny once displayed pyrokinetic capabilities.
- Reality perception distortion: They can appear to completely change features of reality, for instance making it as if it has stopped raining.
- Resurrection: They have the power to bring the dead back to life. For instance, Imogen was able to resurrect a man after giving him a feather from one of her wings.
- Superhuman strength: Angels have immense supernatural strength. It appears that some angels are stronger than others; Manny effortlessly defeated Imogen by easily ripping out her heart.
- Teleportation: They can transport from place to place, seemingly instantaneously.
- Gabriel (archangel)
- Imogen (fallen angel; deceased)
- Satan (archangel/fallen angel)
- Lucifer Morningstar (fallen angel)
- Lucifer Morningstar's brother