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The Archangel Raphael is one of the seven Archangels mentioned in The Bible, specifically in The Book of Tobit, (which many people do not consider Canon). He is seen as a healer and guide, acting as an assistant to Death, as his Traveler persona, on some occasions. He is also seen in the Islamic faith as the trumpet blower for death, replacing Archangel Gabriel.
Raphael is associated with the element of water, and one of the most common images of him according to That Other Wiki is of him holding a water flask. As water is associated with healing and life, it is fitting that he is the patron saint of doctors.
- In Shaman King, he is the guardian ghost of John Denbat.
- Raphael is one of the four archangels in the card game from King Of Cards.
- He appears in Angel Sanctuary, where he is the greatest healer alive and the only one with the power to truly bring back the dead.
- Tenshi ni Narumon: Mikael's teacher.
- In To Aru Majutsu no Index, he is the patron of Terra of the Left and the source of his powers.
- Gabriel: known for his leadership skills, the Archangel Raphael is impeded from fighting the war in purgatory only after he receives a near fatal bullet wound.
- He appeared in the 1960 german adaptation of Faust.
- The 2005 movie Darkest Days.
- Darkest Adversary
- Appears in Paradise Lost to re-warn Adam not to eat the fruit. It didn't work. Some think he is the Author Avatar for Milton here.
- In the first novella from the fantasy anthology Women Of The Apocalypse, the archangel is charged to help Alexandra defeat Pestilence.
- In the novel To Reign in Hell, influenced by Paradise Lost, Raphael and Michael help Yaweh as he oversees all of Heaven.
- Shadowmancer (The Moral Substitute to Harry Potter) has Raphael as a misanthropic angel who goes by the alias Abram Rickards and who joins the protagonists in the last part of the book.
- Appears as a major character (in opposition to Lucifer) in RA MacAvoy's fantasy trilogy Damiano, Damiano's Lute and Raphael.
- His name in Stationery Voyagers is Maurice. Has led to some of his opponents in-universe calling him and his master a basket case, due to his efficiency as an Angel of Death and Tranquil Fury with certain offenders. He's named "Maurice" because of the phrase "crazy old Maurice."
- One of the four archangels in Supernatural. Not as important as his brothers Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer at first, he becomes one of the main villains from season 6, where he wants to restart the Apocalypse.
- Ella's mentor in Hex.
- Obviously he doesn't actually appear in Criminal Minds since it's not a fantasy show, but the killer in "The Big Game/Revelations" is a man with three different personalities, one of whom is supposed to be the Arcangel Raphael. This personality is a very bad man.
- The main focus of The Watcher, where he cuts off his wings for a human named Sarah, who dies, leaving Raphael to wander as a Fallen Angel.
- In Xena: Warrior Princess Raphael is a good friend of Michael's, with whom he watched over the other angels of Heaven.
- Touched By an Angel has a Raphael, played by Alexis Cruz (eventually better known as Skaara.) It's unknown, though, if he is the Raphael.
- The Bible of course, with the Book of Tobit and its adaptations (as "Tobias and the Angel").
- The Archangel Raphael is prominently missing from the ranks of Heaven in Steve Jackson Games' In Nomine. Canonically, Raphael (the Elohite Archangel of Knowledge) died in 1008 CE in the battle against Legion, the Demon Prince of Corruption. However, a sidebar in one of the supplements hints that there may be more to the story, that Raphael did not die outright but instead suffered the loss of all her Celestial forces to became a Remnant -- effectively a Corporeal "ghost" of a former angel -- and that the amnesiac Remnant became the Renaissance artist Raphael.
- Occasionally pops up as a high-ranking member of the Seraph Clan in Shin Megami Tensei games. His stance on Humanity has varied from Well-Intentioned Extremist to outright demented Knight Templar.
- Anachronauts: Raphael is the true source of British steam.