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If you were a shapeshifting...
Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)05:47 UTC+1 No.32472975 Report

If you were a shapeshifting spirit with no "true form," you could appear as anything roughly humanoid in size and shape, you could make yourself selectively visible to individual people, and you operated in modern day Earth, why would you NOT make yourself look like a stereotypical "humanoid angel" when dealing with humans? (Except when trying to blend in as a human.)

I.e. pretty human with avian wings, maybe something vaguely resembling a halo.

The image is so deeply ingrained into people all over the world (except for predominantly non-Abrahamic countries like India and China), even if their respective religions' angels actually look quite different.

People automatically associate it with "benevolent spirit" so much that assuming an angelic form starts you off on a good foot, regardless of what your intentions actually are.

Even if you are not actually an angel, you can openly admit that and say you just like the look, and people will still be predisposed to think of you in a trustworthy manner because of that cultural image in their brain.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)05:48 UTC+1 No.32472998 Report

>>32472975
Because that's mainstream, man.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)05:49 UTC+1 No.32473024 Report

Because some shapeshifter spirits are new to the lower dimentional realms?
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)05:50 UTC+1 No.32473036 Report

Because I'd be a loli.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)05:51 UTC+1 No.32473063 Report

>>32473024
>lower dimensional realms

You just reminded me of TWEWY, where spirits and angels are just people imbued with so much creative energy that they vibrate themselves onto a higher plane of existences.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)05:57 UTC+1 No.32473158 Report

>>32473036
>not being a loli angel
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)06:11 UTC+1 No.32473434 Report

>>32473158
>not being a loli devil
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:33 UTC+1 No.32474985 Report

>>32472975
I'll be honest, I'd probably pick someone and just stalk them completely while being invisible to everyone else.

All I would do is follow them, and masturbate. Preferably as /d/ as I can get.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:45 UTC+1 No.32475199 Report

>>32472975
Because that's not what angels do anon.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:46 UTC+1 No.32475220 Report

>>32472975
>why would you NOT make yourself look like a stereotypical "humanoid angel" when dealing with humans?

Because you haven't enjoyed boundless eternity properly until you've come to earth as an alien satellite that beams divine revelations via laser to science fiction authors to make them speak perfect ancient Greek.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)08:27 UTC+1 No.32475949 Report

>>32472975
Because I'll have too much fun appearing as some mindblowing eldritch horror, then just go "HEY MANG I HEARD YOU'RE NOT DOING WELL WITH THIS 'BEING GOOD' THING SO THEY SENT ME TO GIVE YOU SOME TIPS... WAIT BRO WHERE DID YOU GO."
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)08:32 UTC+1 No.32476020 Report

>>32472975
Well one day appear in the middle of a city as a Weeping Angel.
Then start talking to people, maybe wear a wolf mask every once in awhile.
But appear as the spirit of humanity, change your race and sex in front of humans as you talk and tell them that you are the spirit created by their common bond and fighting ain't cool.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)08:58 UTC+1 No.32476391 Report

>>why would you NOT make yourself look like a stereotypical "humanoid angel" when dealing with humans?

Because i dislike religions in general and would feel bad posing like that, simply.
And before you fucking faggots start with the infinite fedora tipping and all your shit i would like to point that i dislike RELIGIONS, not religious people.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:14 UTC+1 No.32476612 Report

>>32475949
FEAR NOT
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:20 UTC+1 No.32476691 Report

I would take the form of a masked warrior who rides a motercycle. I would wander the world, fighting evil and tearing down wicked power structures while giving speeches.

>"I am a warrior of Justice sent by Nature itself!"

And whenever anyone tells me morals are relative I'd kick them in the face, and then when they got mad I'd ask them if they were right to be mad at me, then ride away into the sunset, because I'm here for broad practical platitudes, not philosophic specifics.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:35 UTC+1 No.32476862 Report

>>32476391
Isn't that.... isn't that worse?
Yeah, I think it is.
*Tips Fedora*
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:36 UTC+1 No.32476867 Report

R. Daneel seems like the best choice, to me.
Zeroth law and all that.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:39 UTC+1 No.32476912 Report

Why would I appear as an angel when I can appear as a dragon?
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:41 UTC+1 No.32476933 Report

Appearing as an old man/elder would be better.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:42 UTC+1 No.32476944 Report

>>32476912
What about a Dragon Angel? A white dragon with feathery wings and a halo, or something
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 05/31/14(Sat)09:43 UTC+1 No.32476954 Report

Because of what you said, the form of an angel is so deeply associated with good creature that some people will find it strange or untrustworthy, a creature that try to appear good might have some hidden agenda or something like that.
>>32476691
>then when they got mad I'd ask them if they were right to be mad at me
JUSTICE. Now I want to add this into a campaign somehow, a traveling celestial being going around on amotorcycle defeating evil in the form of Kamen Rider, and when he's fighting a super strong enemy more of his celestial friends would show up.
All in Kamen Rider form. It would be glorious.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:45 UTC+1 No.32476972 Report

>>32472975
I definitely would. Angels are huge turn-on for me.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:46 UTC+1 No.32476982 Report

>>32473063
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:47 UTC+1 No.32477002 Report

>>32476954
>Because of what you said, the form of an angel is so deeply associated with good creature that some people will find it strange or untrustworthy, a creature that try to appear good might have some hidden agenda or something like that.

Is that why people distrust guys who take a shower and do their best to look upstanding and presentable?
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 05/31/14(Sat)09:48 UTC+1 No.32477020 Report

>>32477002
There's a difference between a normal guy looking presentable and an obviously super natural creature.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:50 UTC+1 No.32477035 Report

>>32476954
>>32477002
>>32477020
Does this mean looking like an obviously evil demon would be a better idea?
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 05/31/14(Sat)09:51 UTC+1 No.32477051 Report

>>32477035
Now you're just being silly.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:52 UTC+1 No.32477060 Report

>>32476933
Seconding this for most circumstances. Respected and less of a threat. Gandalf was on to something.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:52 UTC+1 No.32477068 Report

>>32477035
>>32477020
>>32477002
The best possible form, for appearing totally harmless, is that of an old bearded white-grey haired man, just slightly obese, in working-class relaxation clothes, of the culture you are appearing in.

If you were a supernatural being who truly wanted to make a good impression, you couldn't go better then appearing as humanity's grandpa.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:53 UTC+1 No.32477077 Report

>>32472975
Depends on whether you want your agenda to be traced. Having a fondness for one form may lead others trying to track you (especially of your race) simply follow the angel sightings.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:54 UTC+1 No.32477086 Report

>>32477068
My grandfather was kind of a jerk and I hardly knew him. I don't trust old people.
I assume your grandfather was nice.
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 05/31/14(Sat)09:55 UTC+1 No.32477094 Report

>>32477068
This, looking like someone you can relate to is the best option for appearing harmless.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)10:04 UTC+1 No.32477185 Report

>>32476862
tips crucifix
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)10:11 UTC+1 No.32477272 Report

Yeah, sure, shota angel or something, whatever man.

I'd just use it for rampant sexual fantasies, though. I will be the little boy (who dresses like a little girl).
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)10:17 UTC+1 No.32477312 Report

>>32475949
Yeah, there's a reason they all start with "be not afraid" or >>32476612
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)10:22 UTC+1 No.32477358 Report

>>32472975
I would appear as benevolent Death, maybe in the skeleton version, with scythe and black cape. Or succubutt, if I needed to seduce them.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)10:23 UTC+1 No.32477369 Report

>>32472975
Like, I'd become this thing, or are you asking about that sort of being in general?
If I, me, the individual that wrote this, were to gain those powers, I would primarily take on a horrifying form and dispense knowledge and wisdom wherever I wander.
In general, that image would only be slightly useful. If the spirit is new to this world, it would probably do some research if it were any good at its job. If the spirit is old, it would most likely take a form that would be taken seriously, angel or no.
Now back to me, imagine waking up to find a humanoid, writhing mass of tentacles standing over you, which then says in a multi-tonal voice "You should take the trash out."
I would do that so hard.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)10:27 UTC+1 No.32477401 Report

>>32477369
> writhing mass of tentacles standing over you, which then says in a multi-tonal voice "You should take the trash out."

Holy shit yes. Do shit like appear at the houses of school bullies and be like "You shouldn't pick on Billy. He's a good kid" with your thousand and one mouths.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)10:47 UTC+1 No.32477561 Report

>>32472975
I'd do this. At least once, probably a few times.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)14:48 UTC+1 No.32479261 Report

>>32472975
I'd just go to the store, looking like an angel with wings a halo and glowing eyes, but so that only the cashier can see, and buy an enema kit.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)15:45 UTC+1 No.32479840 Report

>>32472975
I APPEAR AS ADOLF FUCKING HITLER IN MORNING. STALIN AT NOON AND CHURCHIL AT NIGHT.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)15:47 UTC+1 No.32479862 Report

>>32479840
No. Be always hitler, except without the 'stache.
Hitler's mustache is so iconic that people won't recognize you. They'll THINK they recognize you, they'll continuously find you somehow familiar, but they won't put their finger on it and it'll drive them mad.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)15:49 UTC+1 No.32479879 Report

>>32479862
>Churchill with hair
>Stalin without his facial hair
>Hitler without the stache
AND SO I BECOME AWKWARD.
DESTROYER OF CHIT-CHATS.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)15:49 UTC+1 No.32479881 Report

The problem with impersonating an angel, I've found, is that the actual angels tend to take exception to it.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)15:51 UTC+1 No.32479895 Report

>>32479881
By then you should be close enough to counter their AT Field so it won't be an issue.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)15:52 UTC+1 No.32479905 Report

>>32479895
gendo pls
getting your son to pilot his mother was bad enough without recommending risky close-combat angel-fighting tactics to strangers over the internet
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)15:53 UTC+1 No.32479911 Report

>>32479840
Hitler, Stalin and Rimmer.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)15:53 UTC+1 No.32479917 Report

>>32479911
>Rimmer
Hey, let's NOT get over board here, okay?
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)15:54 UTC+1 No.32479928 Report

>>32479917
Rimmer.
Rrrimmer.
To rhyme with SCUM.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)19:03 UTC+1 No.32482199 Report

I think OP was talking about "you" as in "hypothetically these spirits" and not "you" as in "you the person answering this thread."
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)19:35 UTC+1 No.32482670 Report

>>32476862
Not the same by any means.
Religions are things, you can do whatever the fuck you want with them and lots of people uses it to manipulate others, but people is people and must be treated with respect, wich i do.

I don't give shit to people for having their beliefs, i give shit to those who are members of an organization i perceive as manipulative, doble faced, hypocrite and dangerous. That's all.
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