Definitions for shoulder angel
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An angel that is typically small and accompanied by a shoulder devil, and represents the conscience of a person in works of fiction.
A shoulder angel is a plot device used for either dramatic or humorous effect in animation and comic strips. The angel represents conscience and is often accompanied by a shoulder devil representing temptation. They are a useful convention for depicting the inner conflict of a character. Usually, the angel is depicted on the right shoulder and the devil or demon on the left, as the left side traditionally represents dishonesty or impurity.
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