'Lucifer' wings explained: What do the changing colors signify?
Lucifer Morningstar's (Tom Ellis) wings became a subject of discussion among fans when Netflix dropped a last-minute opening scene teaser on social media. While seasoned viewers are aware of the reason behind creating them in pure white, there is a handful who are still looking for answers.
Usual logic would say that since Lucifer has grown over the seasons, his wings have changed colors depending on his state of mind. But there are conflicting theories around it, most of which are proposed by fans because the 'Lucifer' doesn't address the matter on or off of it.
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At this point, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that it has a mind of its own. Throughout the seasons, it has had a major role to play in Lucifer's storyline, and it is surprising that the creators are yet to fully explain why Lucifer's wings change color and are different from that of his siblings. Amenadiel’s are dark gray, Remiel's are white, Uriel's has a mix of light and gray going on, and lastly, Azrael's is brown, although we never get a good look at them.
"We learn that the angels control what they look like by what they think of themselves, but some of the wings just seem to match the outfit of the angel who has them, with no other apparent reason for their appearance. Isn’t this contrary to how the appearance of wings should normally work?" a user asked on Reddit.
While that was an interesting observation, another user on Twitter pointed out: "Lucifer is the only one with white wings because he’s the Lightbringer. Michael’s are black because he’s his twin but in some ways his opposite. (Desire vs Fear) Others just have different color wings, I think."
Lucifer is the only one with white wings because he’s the Lightbringer. Michael’s are black because he’s his twin but in someways his opposite. (Desire vs Fear) Others just have different color wings, I think.— Bonnie Engelstein (@mercurygirl7) May 23, 2021
"I'm fascinated by all of these recent questions about wing color. Lightbringer = light wings. There's also an interesting contrast for the show there. You might expect the devil to have red or darker wings, but they give him the brightest wings possible," a fan pointed out in another Reddit thread.
Lucifer's wings had assumed a darker color and bat-like shape when he began dating Eve. However, by the end of Season 4, the wings gained a bright white color - its original angelic color, after Lucifer admitted his love for Chloe Decker (Lauren German). Fandom explains that the color change could be because "he had become more selfless and self-sacrificing."
Here's hoping Season 5B will address a part of the wings' color-changing properties and healing powers if not fully. 'Lucifer' Season 5B can be streamed on Netflix.