Crowley (Good Omens)

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Character
Name: Crawly, Anthony J. Crowley
Occupation: Tempting (Whilst Expending As Little Effort as Possible)
Title/Rank: Demon
Location: England
Status: Immortal
Relationships: Aziraphale
Fandom: Good Omens
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Crowley was the serpent who tempted Eve in Eden. His best (and only) friend is the angel Aziraphale. He loves his 1926 vintage Bentley, drinking with Aziraphale, and terrifying his houseplants. His entry on the Good Omens Lexicon is extensive.

Fandom

The fandom's favorite slash pairing is Aziraphale/Crowley; however, gen stories are equally as popular.

There has been ongoing dialogue between the creators and fans regarding his activities and whereabouts.

Angelic Headcanons

As Crowley is a former angel, there are many angelic headcanons. This can include fan discussion on the appearance of his wings, and how they differ from Angels. Crowley's angelic past, and his angelic name in particular, are sometimes included in fanfics. Some fans believe his angelic name was Gadriel, the angel who tempted Eve in the Garden, while other fanon names have included, Kazariel, Kireawel and Caphriel. As there is no reference to his angelic name in canon, and also very little reference to his physical appearance, there are many different representations of Crowley in fanfic and fanart.

Following the Good Omens TV series in 2019, a new headcanon arose; Crowley was the Archangel Raphael. This headcanon arose on Tumblr and quickly gained in popularity. It appears to have been built on the fact that the Archangel Raphael is the only Archangel who doesn't appear in the expanded canon of the TV series. Many fans also pointed out that Raphael's motif in religiously imagery often included a snake.

Following on from this, some fans headcanoned that Crowley and Aziraphale had both been the Archangel Raphael, and they are one celestial being split in two. Fans of this theory point to the fact that Aziraphale's name means 'Of Raphael' or 'Also Raphael'.

Common Tropes & Storylines

  • As Crowley has demon wings, wingfic often appears. There are also works where Crowley loses his wings and this wingless fic trope, originated in the Good Omens fandom as a response to all the wing fic.
  • Post-canon works are very common.
  • Crowley is rarely paired with his Bentley. See The Bentley & Crowley (Good Omens) tag on Ao3.
  • In rare crossovers with SPN, Crowley often meets Supernatural's version of Crowley. Mistaken identity, and/or summoning the incorrect demon are common tropes in these works. In other crossovers, Good Omens Crowley takes the place of Supernatural's Crowley.

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Post-TV Series fic

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