|Ɠ Ʌ Ƀ Ʀ í Ɛ Ŀ (holymailman) wrote,|
@ 2020-05-19 15:36:00
i was caught in the middle of a railroad track
FULL NAME: Gabriel
NICKNAMES: Strength of God, The Holy Spirit, Messenger of God, Spirit of Truth, Gabe
PLACE OF BIRTH: Heaven
ROLE: Archangel of communication, humanity, heavenly mercy, revelation, truth, and hope
GENDER: currently male
MARITAL STATUS: Complicated
SIBLINGS: all angels
• Nate Mercer, 34 year old MIT graduate and CEO of social networking website called Bloggr.
• Was not a religious man, but is Gabriel's true vessel.
• He's a big nerd - literally, he's 6'4" and he watches Teen Titans and Bob's Burgers.
• Nate has a goldfish named Babel whom he taught to play fetch with a plastic ring.
• Has been a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters for five years.
• Drives a Ducati 484
• Is really good around kids - they actually listen to him, and he can quiet any crying baby.
the thunder of guns tore me apart
In the beginning Gabriel was created as one of the first four Archangels who were able to stand within the presence of God, his place on the left hand side of God beside Metatron. Though the youngest of the first four, Gabriel was tasked with sounding the horn at the second coming of Christ, and was one of the chosen to oversee Paradise. The Archangel of communication, humanity, heavenly mercy, revelation, truth, and hope -- he was the first to be granted a vessel to act as a messenger to many prophets and those that were favored by God. He was known as the "Man of God," or even "the man Gabriel," and was sent to Earth before man to enlighten, comfort, and inspire on His behalf.
He was sent to Daniel to deliver and help interpret visions, most notably the prophecy of the seventy-weeks and the freeing of the Israelites. Gabriel was later sent to a priest, Zachariah, in the middle of his ministry to announce the birth of his future son, St. John the Baptizer. Six months later he was sent to Nazareth to appear before the virgin Mary and inform her that she would bear a son conceived of the Holy Spirit. He was considered the guardian of Mary as she was blessed among women and in God's favor. He later comforted St. Joseph and announced to the shepherds of Bethlehem the birth of Jesus Christ.
Along with his brothers, Michael, Raphael, and Uriel, he was tasked with putting an end to the Nephilim --progeny of a sect of fallen angels-- by turning them against one another and aiding Noah in building his Ark. They later cast the Watchers into Tartarus to remain until the Final Judgement.
Gabriel is often credited as the Angel who comforted Jesus after his suffering in Gethsemane. He was the angel who helped bury Moses, wrestled with Jacob in the form of a man, involved with the downfall of Sodom and Gomorrah, and dictated the Koran to Muhammad. It's also mentioned that part of Gabriel's duty was to select souls from Heaven to spend nine months being developed on Earth, and that he informed each soul with everything he or she would need to know -- only to silence them before they were born by pressing his finger to their lips, producing a cleft.
Gabriel's trumpet was given to him by God. And it is the blast that initiates the end of time and the general resurrection at the Last Judgment - his beloved trumpet is constantly with him, and in earlier times, the Lord often had to warn him not to blow it too soon. Not only is Gabriel responsible with sounding the horn to bring about the End of Days, he is tasked with presenting War's sword to the Horseman.
Over the centuries not many of his siblings have been given free reign like him and still have their grace intact -- Gabe has always been allowed to dabble, in a sense, and thus he has. The constant fighting among family, especially between Michael and Lucifer has always left a bad taste in his mouth. When his brothers began to turn on one another, Gabriel fled. Disappeared. He abandoned Michael - not liking what his brother had become - but did not fall. His grace remained, but he went into "witness protection," taking up a human vessel and submersing himself into humanity. He exercised his free will, and maybe even abused it as, over-time, he became known as a trickster, to a few disgruntled Western Gods. To his brothers, and Heaven, he disappeared. One could argue this made him more loyal to humanity. In truth his love for mortals has grown; he cherishes them more than most of his immediate siblings, just like their Father. He believes God was right; humans are better than angels and while they are flawed, they try to do better and to forgive.
After everything that has happened in the past, though, both Lucifer and Michael are his brothers - and he loves them both still. He's even hesitant to stand up to them, Lucifer more so than Michael as Lucifer was the one to teach him most of what he knows in terms of abilities. He does, however, feel sympathy towards the both of them as they cannot understand just how wonderful humans really are.
i looked around and i knew there was no turning back.
TALK TO ME, GOOSE+ Omnilingual, meaning he can read, speak, and understand any language. He can also read computer coding, and in regards to animals - his understanding of emotions are hit and miss.
+ Those who are in conversation with him have the urge to tell the truth, and depending on their willpower, confess their sins. However, the longer someone talks to him, the easier they talk/confess.
+ Can summon his Archangel blade and get all smitey.
+ He can protect up to three bodies comfortably with his wings, shielding them from almost any force.
+ As an Archangel he's got all the enhanced strengths and senses, as well as vulnerabilities of his species.
+ Holy Light; by concentrating energy in his hands he can create blasts of pure celestial energy to use offensively or defensively.
+ Biokinesis and healing.
+ Resurrection; if he can retrieve the soul, he can bring the dead back to life. This puts him on not only Death's radar but Azrael's, so he tries not to.
+ Can create a telepathic link with another being if given permission, otherwise he can only project thoughts into someone's mind.
PB: Chris Hemsworth