Teleportation, Soul Reading, Angel/Demon Sensing
Angels are outside the natural laws of time and space and so can travel through it at will in any direction, into the past or the future or from one place to another, instantly.
Fallen angels, Watchers and demons can only travel in space as their physical bodies prevent them moving through time. It is quite unnerving to watch someone disappear in front of your very eyes but even more so when they can reappear silently behind you as Kate can testify from these two short excerpts from Chapter 14 of Blackfeather.
Damn it! he thought, hitting the table with his fist.
He hadn’t meant to scare her. He was only angry at himself. He sighed and picked up the journal. Whatever she thought of him, she had a right to know.
His voice was softer when he returned, but still hard-edged and she shrank from him. He hated himself for the fear he saw in her eyes.
“You’re right, you should know everything I’ve done.”
He laid the book on the chair arm and vanished into thin air, leaving the paper chains swinging overhead.
* * *
There was no reason for him to be so angry, nothing he did with Isabel made me hate him, she thought, as she emptied the pot into the sink.
Something stirred the air.
“There’s worse to come,” Ash said.
She was relieved to hear his voice. He was leaning against the wall behind her.
“Ashrafel, you scared me.”
A human soul is reborn many times over, each incarnation bears a different face and may even be a different ethnicity or gender to the life before, but angelic beings can see beyond the outward appearance and read the soul that resides inside. In this way Ash can see who a person was in a previous life and would know if they have been connected to Kate before.
If Ash had performed this simple task on Brian he would have been able to ascertain if Brian was a threat to Kate. But Brian was drunk and Ash states:
“It’s not a pleasant experience looking into the souls of drunken people.It’s something I try to avoid…”
All angels/Watchers can sense the presence of evil, be it human or demon. Demons, whilst sickened by the presence of good can’t detect or locate angels on their own and use this sensation to detect if an angel is nearby.
A Watcher could locate any other being anywhere on the planet and then teleport to its location. Demons can only do this with their own kind.
Whilst these beings have many more abilities this is the last post in the angel lore series for now.