Falling from grace. Apparently angels (excluding Lucifer) aren't allowed to commit sins. Things like lying are frowned upon. It's unclear, but sleeping with a demon and helping the devil might also be contributing factors.
He can't have lost his powers because he has fallen or committed sins. Lucifer has done all of that and still has his powers, exept his wings, and he cut them off himself. I think it is in Amenadiels head, like Dr. Martin said. He hasn't lost his powers because he has fallen, but because he THINKS that he has fallen. He believes that he is no longer worthy of his powers, so he lost them. He will probably regain them when he has found himself another purpose.
lucifer is the emboidment of sin. He can't fall any further and sinning is his thing. On the other hand other angels can fall and i believe that is what is happening. He is sinning a lot while on earth he is also not fufilling his goal.
Alexalove247 wrote: lucifer is the emboidment of sin. He can't fall any further and sinning is his thing. On the other hand other angels can fall and i believe that is what is happening. He is sinning a lot while on earth he is also not fufilling his goal.
You didn't pay attention to the series, did you? Lucifer's character is nothing like you describe. He didn't even fall; he was kicked out of Heaven. Amenadiel fell.
Right, angels don't fall because they sin, they fall when their purpose is perverted. They are not like humans, because they're not born, but literally CREATED by god himself, much like a robot would be created by a human. You can think of them as living metaphors, or embodied concepts. Like Lucifer=Samael is the "Accuser, Seducer and Destroyer".
Not that it matters much, but the same principle applies to "Ghost Rider". The Ghost Rider is a human who has bonded with the demon Zarathos. This demon was once an angel but his purpose was perverted. Once he was the angel of justice and he protected the innocent. Then he was corrupted and he became the demon of vengence, punnishing the guilty. His purpose was perverted and we can assume that simmilar principles apply in "Lucifer", but not as strong. They just "fall" and loose their powers.
Angels in this series have very unique powers, which are linked to their personality and purpose. Luci is the stereotype of a troublemaker, someone who asks uncomfortable questions. This is an aspect of his identity as Samael, the accuser, seducer and destroyer. He fills this role perfectly, even his banishment from heaven happened because he fullfilled his role. So of course he hasn't fallen.
It is not clear what Amenadiel incorporates, but he identifies himself in the very first episode as the "fury and righteousness of god". He thought that his actions against Lucifer, his brother, were righteous, because he was serving a higher purpose. But after be began to doubt that purpose, his actions were no longer justified. He acted against his purpose and identity as angel, against his own nature, so his powers vanished. Later he became righteous enough again, so that his powers could return.