|“||Angels dream of one thing... to be human.||„|
|~ Angeal Hewley|
|“||Embrace your dreams. If you want to be a hero you need to have dreams... and honor.||„|
|~ Angeal's advice to Zack|
Angeal Hewley, like his friends Sephiroth and Genesis Rhapsodos, is the project of a secret experience involving the cells of a cosmic horror called Jenova. Angeal himself is the final result of Project G, resulting in a superhumanly powerful being who could copy and imprint the genetic structure of any creature he encounters (including himself) on others. He is not aware of this at first, but the revelation horrifies him, causing him to see himself as less than human. He eventually fuses with the many copies of his genetic material he created to form Angeal Penance. As a result, his protege and close friend, Zack Fair, is forced to end his misery by slaying him, resulting in Zack inheriting the Buster Sword and gaining his trademark scar.
Powers and Stats:
Tier: At least High 5-A | At least High 5-A, likely higher
Name: Angeal Hewley
Origin: Final Fantasy VII
Classification: Human infused with Alien DNA, G-Type 1st Class SOLDIER
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Summoning, Flight and Levitation, Electricity Manipulation, Energy Blasts, Magic, Skilled Martial Artist Can absorb genetic traits and pass them along to others, Master Swordsmanship, Skilled Spearman
Attack Potency: At least Dwarf Star level+ (On par with Genesis and sparred with Sephiroth characters stronger than Typhoon) | At least Dwarf Star level+, likely higher (Fused with several Angeal Copies and is presumably superior to base)
Speed: FTL+ (On par with Zack and is superior to Bahamut Fury)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman+
Durability: At least Dwarf Star level+ | At least Dwarf Star level+, likely higher
Range: Extended melee range with his sword, much higher with magic
Standard Equipment: The Buster Sword (Although he prefers not to use it), A standard-issue SOLDIER blade
Intelligence: A master swordsman on par with the legendary Sephiroth, Angeal was not only Zack's mentor, but one of the only First-Class Soldiers in Shinra. In addition, he shows a particular emphasis on melee combat compared to the others, with all of his strongest attacks being melee-based and is also well-versed in melee combat. Despite his distaste for his powers, he is skilled with them, manufacturing a small army of Angeal Clones which he has a telepathic link with him and follow his commands. However, his mental well-being took a massive blow after the revelation of his birth, causing him to become a death seeker, turning himself into a monster to get Zack to kill him.
Weaknesses: He has a great deal of self-loathing and wishes for nothing more but to die for being a "monster", frequently uses a standard-issue blade rather than his vastly superior Buster Sword on principle
Notable Attacks and Techniques:
- Rush Assault: Repeatedly assails a target or targets with a flurry of punches and kicks before charging his fists and dashing through them, generating an explosion that deals heavy damage.
- Wings of Pride: A powerful eight-hit attack.
- Charge of Greed: Angeal Penance charges at the opponent, dealing a crushing blow that ignores physical defenses.
- Defense of Lust: Generates a barrier that protects him from both physical and magical attacks.
- End of Gluttony: Angeal heals himself for a moderate amount.
- Unleashed Rage: A powerful magical attack that ignores magical resistances.
Key: Base | Angeal Penance