Archangel Gabriel is an archangel that appears in the Toaru Majutsu no Index main storyline. Being a divine entity and classified as an archangel, Gabriel is one of the most powerful characters in the story. In fact, Gabriel is called The Power of God and according to Kaori, Gabriel rules over the symbol of water which is its attribute and is the guardian of the moon, the governor of blue, and the protector of the rear side.
Gabriel first appeared possessing the body of the female Russian magician Sasha Kreutzev and calling itself Misha (due to its attributes getting mixed up with Michael's because of the distortion of the world's laws). This incident was possible because Kamijou Touya unwittingly cast down the archangel from Heaven through its large collection of occult items in an event called Angel Fall, which also switched out the appearances of almost all humans. Gabriel was later more properly summoned by Fiamma during World War III to protect his flying fortress, the Star of Bethlehem, but the archangel was still weakened by the distortion mixing its water attribute with Michael's fire. Ultimately, Gabriel was sent back to Heaven by Kamijou Touma after defeating Fiamma.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-A, 4-A with Astro in Hand | At least 6-C, 4-A with Astro in Hand | At least 6-B, 4-A with Astro in Hand
Name: Gabriel, The Power of God, Misha Kreutzev
Origin: Toaru Majutsu no Index
Gender: None, depicted to have an androgynous body
Age: Likely thousands of years old (One of God's Archangels)
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Superhuman senses, can sense magic, Magic, Water Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, resistance to soul, mind attacks and dimensional slicing attacks, manipulation of celestial bodies, Flight, Weather Manipulation (via Astro In Hand), Regeneration (High to Low - Godly; regained its physical body after exploding into pure energy as its essence/consciousness was still intact, it's uncertain if it would actually need that energy to do so), Immortality (Types 3 and 4), negation of sixth/supernatural senses
Attack Potency: At least Mountain level (Could match Kanzaki in combat while she used Yuisen, wings were stated to be able to flatten mountains), Multi-Solar System level with Astro in Hand | At least Island level (Vaporized a mountain), Multi-Solar System level with Astro in Hand | At least Country level (It was going to melt all the ice at the North Pole and cause a 2000 km wide phreatic explosion just to restore its wings), Multi-Solar System level with Astro in Hand
Lifting Strength: Class Y with Astro in Hand
Striking Strength: At least Mountain Class, Multi-Solar System Class with Astro In Hand | At least Island Class, Multi-Solar System Class with Astro in Hand | At least Country Class, Multi-Solar System Class with Astro in Hand
Durability: Mountain level | Island level | Country level (Regeneration and immortality make it difficult to kill)
Stamina: Nigh-Infinite, superior to most characters in the verse, can recover its strength by absorbing water
Range: At least Tens of meters (dozens), Interstellar (thousands of light-years) with Astro in Hand (Can control heavenly bodies, rearranging the stars in the sky) | Hundreds of meters, Interstellar (thousands of light-years) with Astro in Hand | Likely Thousands of kilometres, Interstellar (thousands of light-years) with Astro in Hand
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Fairly intelligent, its power doesn't really require it to think
Weaknesses: None notable
- Water Snake: Gabriel chants an incantation and forms several serpentine columns of water taken from a nearby source to strike an enemy like a sword.
- Water Wing (水翼 Suiyoku): Gabriel can create hundreds of 50 to 70-meter length crystalline wings made out of water that radiate from its back like a peacock's feathers, each of them capable of destroying a mountain with a single swing. The wings can be used as a projectile. Gabriel can also throw and retracts its wings at hypersonic speeds making it appear to be a machine gun. If destroyed, the archangel can recreate them using water. To obtain the water needed for this purpose when there's no body of water nearby, it can melt ice and snow or use water vapor in the air.
- Divine Judgment: If Gabriel infuses telesma on the water wings from end to end, each wing can gain enough power to flatten a mountain and destroy a city.
- Astro In Hand (Tentai Seigyo (Asutoro in Hando), lit. "Heavenly Body Control"): Gabriel manipulates the movement of celestial bodies, which can be used to turn day into night. It can destroy a planet or star by stopping its natural rotation. This will halt aquatic movement in oceans and funnels most of the water towards the North and South poles. With little to no water in the equator and surrounding longitudes, the 'sea level' becomes non-existent and deprives natural land heights of oxygen, as well as removing precious ozone higher up. Without a barrier from solar radiation in the area, the equator becomes inhospitably hot and dry. North and South poles become a bulge of slowly evaporating water while incredible heats in the equator shift deep rifts and cause sporadic and powerful earthquakes. He used the ability to move all visible stars from the night sky. Gabriel has never used this ability to attack directly at this point. He usually just uses it for the purpose of setting up Sweep.
- God's Purge: Also called Sweep. After moving the celestial bodies in the sky, Gabriel uses the lights of the moved stars as a magic array and turns each star in the sky into arrows of fire that rain down upon its target. The spell is cast in several waves, each one made of up to eleven consecutive shots of tens of millions of fire arrows, with about 30 seconds of lag between them as Gabriel prepares the next wave. This spell is capable of turning an entire planet into ashes upon finishing the activation.
- Messenger of God: As a messenger angel Gabriel is good at manipulating information. It can use this ability to obscure sixth senses of premonition and intuition, forcing the enemy to rely only on the five normal physical senses, as anything else will be useless against Gabriel.
- Ice Sword: It can create a sword of ice using hydrogen in air, which was strong enough to fight and resist the attacks of the sword created by the artificial angel Kazakiri Hyouka.
Key: Angel Fall | World War III | Pure Archangel