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Since the reason for Constantine's first visit to hell was his suicide as a teenager, I' m pretty sure Gabriel is really just referring to Constantine himself, meaning that he took his own life (which for Christians is indeed a reason to go to hell). This is even more evident in his dialogue with Angela at the diner: John: You think you're crazy long ...


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The portrayal of the angel Gabriel as androgynous is not uncommon. See Wikipedia Angels are described as pure spirits. The lack of a defined form allows artists wide latitude in depicting them. Amelia R. Brown draws comparisons in Byzantine iconography between portrayals of angels and the conventions used to depict court eunuchs. Mainly from the ...


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In Constantine she is portrayed as sexless person, to represent androgynous in angels. Even confirmed over Wikipedia. Note: Angels in the Bible are mostly depicted as male (as he is). But whether they are male or female is never made clear and few believers think of them as sexless. And there are various debates being held on their sex again and again, few ...


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The first life he took was his unborn twin brother he strangled with his own umbilical cord while in the womb. See the wikipedia article.


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Good catch, I had a closer look and could only identify one more, the topmost one on the right hand, and it seems to say "Awareness". (not sure its visible in the resolution here, its at the very bottom of the screen) Regarding the meaning of the wristbands we can only speculate, as there seems to be no official comment about those. (At least I was unable ...


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I managed to read these : Awakening, sorrow, rage, passion, melancholy, joy and love. They might be the "trophies" she collected for the sisters that killed themselves and each one is their reason for doing it or getting there in the first place. Its most likely just accessory to make her look more insane.


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How do you know what angels look like? I think the point of casting Tilda Swinton is because nobody can say with certainty that angels are considered male or female. Yes I know the scriptures portray them in certain ways, but nobody knows for certain. You could also argue why the director didn't cast a naked baby with tiny wings and curl hair as Gabriel. ...


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I don't have my DVD with me, so I cannot check, but if I remember right, this was not addressed in the movie. When that scene takes place, we only know that the thing (that we later learn is the Spear) is something (possibly a relic, given the type of the movie) that was wrapped in the Nazi flag and that possessed Manuel, immediately killing him but ...



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