Angels are one of the three main races of the game, the other two being the humans and monsters, and are actually the true antagonists. They are a race of divine creatures led by Goddess Ilias, the manifestation of light.
Despite being seen as "good and holy" figures, they are actually evil and destructive just like their goddess; the angels caused the Slaughter of Remina along with the chimeras under their goddess’s command, and even fought against Heinrich 500 years prior, who was able to severely decrease the angel population before being overwhelmed by their holy energy. Although angels seem to have free will, a majority of them are extremely obedient to Ilias and thus blindly carry out all her commands; in actuality, Ilias shows no care for her own kind and views them as sacrificial and expendable pawns. When Luka revolted against Ilias, the angels began taking action and attacked the surface world to wipe out all humans and the lowly monsters who refused to follow Black Alice.
All angels except Ilias herself are classified by the Hierarchy of Angels by nine ranks or "circles". This determines the angels strengths and their assigned duties on the world, though 90% of the entire angel race makes up the ninth and lowest rank. Surprisingly, the higher-ranking angels bear monster-like traits; for example, Archangel Ranael bears plant tentacles on her left arm, a venus flytrap on her right arm, snakes for hair and scylla tentacles for feet.
Apparently, neither human nor monster can touch an angel, that is, any physical contact will harmlessly pass through them; this gives them the upper hand in battle. Only angels can harm one another or the Angel Halo, which is melted down out of hundreds of angels. which can erode their bodies until they eventually transform into a being of pure holy energy. However, surface dwellers were eventually enabled to harm angels once the holy energy of the world was distorted at the Four Towers.
However, if an angel is a hybrid, that is, being part monster or human, they can be naturally harmed due to these mixed genes. For example, Promestein, a former full angel who gained monster traits due to experimentation, and Luka, an offspring of an angel and a human, can be injured by humans and monsters. Additionally, because Luka is half-human, his half-angel side endangers his life.
According to Torotoro's blog, the angels could be physically harmed at the time of the Great Monster Wars. However, no further explanation was given.
When angels are defeated by Angel Halo, their corporeal form is sealed, and they are reduced to their original holy state. Instead of being reduced to a sealed form, their bodies become particles of light and fade away, though this functions similarly to a monster or human being sealed; once they accumulate enough power, they will regain their corporeal form. However, according to Torotoro's blog, the more powerful the angel the longer it takes for them to revive; for example while Cupid and Valkyrie (Ninth circle) are revived shortly after they were defeated and Archangel Mariel (Eighth circle) returns one month later, Seraph Eden (First circle) will take approximately a hundred years to return.
Humans are known to die from overexposure to an angel's holy power, causing their bodies to erode until they are transformed into a being of pure energy. It is unknown if this affects monsters, but unlikely due to holy power being naturally incompatible with their dark energies.
Angels are also known to have abnormally high regeneration. A fallen angel was said to have used Meditation in order to heal injuries, which Luka frequently applies in present day. A more notable example is when Luka recovered from extremely severe injuries in just one night of rest when it was predicted it would take him nearly a month. Despite this, none of the angels in the game are ever seen using regenerative powers.
Like monsters, angels also gain energy from a human`s sperm, and can be impregnated. However, angels do not necessarily need such as an energy source.
Angels have the lowest population compared to other races. This is due to many reasons: Ilias having abandoned the creation and development of the angel race, the angels originally being forbidden to have direct contact with humans, the angel forces being inferior to the monsters during the Great Monster Wars, and the angel race being mostly exterminated by the "Angel Killer" Heinrich.
An angel's lifespan is said to be approximately 10,000 years, according to Torotoro's blog. However, characters such as Valkyrie and Principality Nagael intend to punish Luka for 20,000 and 100,000 years, respectively; Torotoro may possibly be referring to the game's epilogue, where the holy energies on the earth have been weakened as well as Heaven's disappearance.
Angels were born as offshoots of Ilias, who attempted to counter her loneliness. Eventually growing bored of creating angels, Ilias turned to create humans. However, Ilias was rivaled by Alice I (First), the manifestation of darkness itself, who created monsters at a much more faster and controlled rate using her dark genes, which Ilias grew jealous of. As a result, Ilias declared war against the monster races 1,000 years prior, creating an event known as the Great Monster Wars, with the angels fighting along her side. Although the angels were inferior to the monsters' strength, the two manifestations knew that their constant clashing would ultimately destroy their creations, but Ilias continued her onslaught despite risking the demise of the angels. Alice I then surrendered and sealed herself away, but warned Ilias that slaughtering her monsters would result the seal breaking.
500 years ago, Ilias plotted to exterminate the monsters without risking the resurrection of Alice I. Ilias needed someone to control the darkness in the world: Black Alice, the eighth Monster Lord with intense hatred against humanity and an immense desire to rule the world, and Promestein, a "rebel" angel with vast technology and her artificial monster chimeras. However, the seraph angel Lucifina deemed Ilias insane and left to become the first fallen angel, briefly resulting a confrontation with the seraph and her elder sister Micaela before managing to escape, where she would wander the world for hundreds of years. Heinrich also turned against Ilias around this time, using the Angel Halo, which he received from Lucifina sometime before her rebellion, to slay and severely decrease the angel population before meeting his demise by being consumed by their holy energy.
30 years ago, Ilias assigned her angels and Promestein's chimeras to assault the city of Remina, a coexisting place of humans and monsters, driving a wedge between the two races as well as exterminating those who refuse to follow Ilias. Ilias claimed Remina were performing large scaled magical explosions, but Micaela knew the truth and too resigned after acknowledging Ilias's insanity.
A few years before present day, Lucifina eventually met and fell in-love with the human Marcellus, giving birth to a human/angel hybrid named Luka. However, Lucifina eventually died from a plague after sealing off her powers via Keepsake Ring, which Luka inherited and that too kept his angel powers in check. Micaela also settles on earth and monitors Enrika, a safe haven for monsters. In present day, the half angel eventually grows old enough to venture out into the world, but is informed by Ilias to defeat the Monster Lord, who is actually his traveling companion Alice XVI (Sixteenth).
Once Luka fails to bring himself to kill Alice, he realizes Ilias is the instigator behind everything and turns against her. As a result, Ilias sends her angelic forces, coupled with Black Alice's rebel monsters and Promestein's chimeras, to assault the entire world and create a new one. However, Luka, in possession of Angel Halo, is the only one who can defeat the angel army; his hidden angel powers are also unsealed after his Keepsake Ring shatters out of anger against Archangel Ranael. Later, the Four Heavenly Knights distort the holy energy of the world in the Four Towers; with the humans and monsters unified and united by Luka, they all counterattack against Ilias's second wave of angel forces, who are surprised at being damaged.
Meanwhile, with Ilias left completely defenseless and unguarded by her angel followers, Black Alice and Promestein betray her, planning to become the ultimate entities of light and darkness by infusing themselves with the power of angels and monsters. Black Alice absorbs Ilias after injecting herself with the White Rabbit which contains Alice I's genes. Luka defeats both of them, however Ilias emerges from her remains and reveals her true master plan is to become the ultimate entity, incorporating the power of monsters and Alice I into her angelic body, even stating that the angel race was expendable to her. However, the human/angel Luka teams up with the monsters Alice XVI and the Four Heavenly Knights, and the angel Micaela and takes down the evil goddess once and for all.
With Ilias out of the way, and Heaven vanishing following her disappearance, the world pushes forward to coexistence and forgives the angels, allowing them to live peacefully on earth. However, since most of the angels looked up to Ilias, they are unsure as to what to do in the coexisting world.
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