i’ve noticed that in the series, aziraphale has been more associated with fire (with the flaming sword and whatnot), and crowley has been shown handling mostly water (with his plants and him using the holy water on ligur)
Honestly, the Crowley presentation scene at the graveyard already gave him 99% away: not only Hastur tells us exactly what's wrong with Crowley as a demon in the eyes of another demon ("The flash bastard. Gone native. Enjoying himself too much. Wearing sunglasses, even when he doesn't need them."), not only Crowley looks so handsome, so lively, so blended in, in contrast to the obvious outsider and rotting looks of Hastur and Ligur, not only he outright skirts the 'Hail Satan' greeting; he's also BURNT BY THE FIRE the moment he signs the contract. I haven't seen many talks about this moment, but it always makes me pause. He's hurt by HIS OWN fire.
I don't know how else to interpret this other than he is not one of them anymore. Already. And in a way, he never was. To be fair, that has always been quite explicitly stated in Crowley's demeanour toward Hell. We will see him through history lie to them without a shred of guilt, thwart the Apocalypse since the very beginning, kill a demon even. Chronologically he's already done a lot, sure, but audience-wise THIS is shown to us in the first. ten. minutes. of. the. show. And those ten minutes include the YOU WHAT?! bit.
Anyway this is what, Hellfire? It sure looks like fire he's producing himself, so it shouldn't hurt (Hastur isn’t hurt by his own fire when he lights his cigarette). But it does, somehow.
We also know that Hellfire does nothing for Crowley when he switches places with Aziraphale and goes through the fire column in Heaven. That might be specific to the case (or depending on his extremely vivid imagination), or because it should be Aziraphale in his place, but I think the whole point of The Switch is that Crowley is not bothered by Hellfire and viceversa.
But here in the graveyard, Crowley is NOT on board with Armageddon. Signing his agreement to deliver the Antichrist, he knows - or the contract knows, anyway - that he's not going to follow through, doesn't want to follow through, that he's signing while being unsincere about his allegiance. He's consciously not complying with this mission, and because his imagination is so powerful, his fighting manifests physically in his hand being burned, makes him physically incompatible with the contract.
Ever since my first watch there's always been a part of me who wondered: what if they hadn't switched places at the end? Now I am not sure if the holy water/hellfire thing is an on/off switch button, meaning that it either kills you or it does nothing to you, but I daresay that if it's not, and Crowley is *really* a little bit burned by that Hellfire, then there's really no guarantee that Crowley couldn't pull off surviving holy water after all.
The fact that The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, of all fucking things, got adapted into an Animated Disney Movie, and like, an Important Theatrical Animated Canon Disney Movie™ and slaps so fucking hard to this day is so funny.
Like imagine you're a parent in 1997 who doesn't care much for disney lore or literature and you have a 3 year old and they're like "can we get a movie at blockbuster?" or whatever and you're like sure and you go there and you see the latest Disney movie and you're like "oh Disney! A nice movie for everyone, surely this will probably just have a moral lesson about not judging people for their looks" so after a while you put on the dvd and idk fall asleep? Go prepare dinner? But yeah you come back afer a few minutes and you see this priest waxing lyrical about sin, lust, the lord, and burning Paris but also in the gorgeous Disney style, and your baby is watching, not understanding jack shit.
Imagine having ghost riders powers in the BNHA World.
Quirk: Ghost rider.
You can transform into a skeletal superhuman wreathed in ethereal flame and given supernatural powers.
You possess superhuman strength, enabling you to lift (press) about 5 tons.
Immunity to must forms of conventional injury.
You are virtually indestructible and notoriously hard to injure by any conventional means, as bullets and knives usually pass through them without causing pain. (knives are seen to melt while in their body)
You can create "hellfire" that could harm or traumatize people and their soul. (Like Endeavor’s powers.)
The motorcycle you ride can travel faster than any conventional vehicle and can perform such seemingly impossible feats as riding up a vertical surface, across water surfaces and leaping across great distances that normal motorcycles cannot.
Examples of quirk ---> (Click me!) (Click me!) (Click me!)
I can see you being this shy, innocent little baby cinnamon roll. You’re so scared and insecure of your quirk.
Your quirk activates when your life is threatened.
When your quirk does activate, you turn into a whole different person.