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Since time immemorial, you humans would always blame me for your failings. You use my name as if I spent my entire day sitting on your shoulders, forcing you to commit acts you would otherwise find repulsive. "The Devil made me do it." I never made any one of you do anything. That is your own doing. I introduced free will yet you began to cultivate it into sin and empower it thereby becoming your own demons. A fact that I tried to prove to my Father and siblings. And yet I was cast out, stripped of my power, and to be burned in the Abyss for eternity... All because I was right.
~ Lucifer

Lucifer (or Lucifer Morningstar), formerly known as Helel, also known as Satan, the Devil, Light Bringer, the Light Bearer, and the Morning Star, was one of the earliest of God's creations, and the twin brother of Michael. He was regarded as the wisest, greatest and most beautiful angel in all of creation having virtually no equal with only God being his superior.

He is infamously known as the angel that rebelled against God and Heaven and caused the downfall of mankind. Lucifer was also the overarching antagonist during the Illuminati's attacks on society, manipulating individuals to create events that will lead to the Morning Star's release from his tomb. His release also triggered the start of the Apocalypse and became hellbent on creating a New World Order in the wake of the old world's destruction and establishing himself as the new God for the sake of being freed from his Father's plans.

Overview

Lucifer was said to be the brightest in all of creation and was the most revered to and the most praised among the angels for his beauty and power. This in the process, caused Lucifer to be prideful of himself.

While he is regarded as an Archangel, Lucifer is also said to be a Seraphim and the first one to be created from the choir, thus he was appointed as the prince of the choir. Lucifer illuminated the pathways to Paradise for departed and misguided souls, burning through the shadow of Death to reveal the morning of Jehovah.

So immense was his grace and power that his throne was positioned atop a mountain anointed by God Himself; adorned with burning stones known only as the stones of fire, infused with the fires of the Sun to give light to the dead and the lost as Lucifer guided them to Paradise.

Appearance

Lucifer is described as being the most beautiful and brightest angel in existence and regarded as the perfection of wisdom and beauty. His beauty exceeded all other angels in Heaven which is certainly impressive as an angel's appearance is indescribably immense to the point where a mere glimpse would make a mortal or even an immortal go mad from their sheer beauty and power. He is noted to have six colossal whitish gold wings, said to look as though it were made of light. According to the Old Testament, when Lucifer was in Heaven his clothing was adorned with every precious stone – red carnelian, chrysolite, white moonstone, beryl, onyx, jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald – all beautifully crafted for him and set in the finest gold.

However, his wings have shifted into various shades of dark red during his rebellious stage and later becoming shades of black when he fully rebelled. His wings were burned off during his fall and mutated into giant red chiroperan wings. Although his wings would also take the appearance of those that is lightly burning, singed black like charcoal, while embers would flutter off the burned wings.

Lucifer can also take different appearances and forms. The avatars he has assumed throughout the centuries have been immortalized in medieval and Renaissance art and imagery. Among his avatars, the most well known ones are him having the appearance of a Satyr similar to the Greek god Pan, the other being a serpent, a charcoal colored humanoid with large stag-like antlers reminiscent to a Wendigo, a teal or maroon colored humanoid with a skull-shaped face and large black horns that curve upwards bearing a starry pattern. Much like Satan, he is also capable of shapeshifting into other creatures.

While Lucifer's true form could not be described in simple words, he is shown to be a supremely beautiful and handsome being whenever he assumes a more human-like form in order to walk among the mortals. He possesses bright golden eyes, which turn red whenever he is enraged or black with orange irises, and ginger curly hair which was a gold blonde before he fell. His facial features are extremely well-defined, stated to be "perfect like a marble statue" and being described as picturesque and like a painting. While Lucifer's face is described as being beautiful some notice it to be also sad and pitiful. In fact, Riza Hawkeye describes his face as the kind that has people's best interests at heart and with great alluring and seductive calmness that one could easily forget his inner malevolence.

History

Genesis

Lucifer, then known as Helel, was created by God and Asherah the same time as Michael alongside his younger siblings Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel before the dawn of creation. Lucifer aided his father in the battle against Azathoth and the Ogdru Jahad with Lucifer and Michael personally battling the Crawling Chaos, Nyarlathotep. After Azathoth's defeat and imprisonment along with the defeat and slaying of several Ogdru Jahad, Lucifer and his siblings were then spread out to repair and stabilize the newly formed universe, after which, they would further be involved in its continued construction without any intervention from outside malevolent forces. Lucifer's task, in question, involved him using his power of light and fire to weave suns and stars, thereby earning the title "Morning Star".

At some point in time, the aftereffects of the warring conflict between God and Azathoth, especially when the two primordials required the use of chaos for creative and destructive purposes, lead to what is called the paranatural to seep through the confines of God's rings of creation. This was said to have been the result of God and His shadow's energies dropping in the seas of chaos which resulted in the birth of the Upside-Down Man, the true source of all paranatural phenomena. Seeing the threat he posed, God ordered Lucifer to imprison and seal off the Upside-Down Man to not affect the normal planes of reality.

The Anointed Son

After creating Heaven and the Earth, Lucifer continued to aid in the creation of the celestial bodies across the universe. He created suns and stars that would provide nourishment and life for barren planets that would soon be able to sustain life. Lucifer was then anointed by God as a Seraphim, and the first one among the choir, which in turn made him the prince of the Seraphim. Lucifer was also chief of the musical department in Heaven and was perhaps the most talented musician amongst his siblings.

Lucifer was revered and praised by God and the other angels for his beauty and splendor, even above the likes of his other siblings such as Michael, Gabriel, or Raphael. While he is seen as God's favorite, Lucifer rather preferred the company of his mother and to be showered with affection from Her, but unlike God, She loved Her children equally.

Lucifer's exalted position and power and being the favored creation of God caused his pride to grow. However, his pride was challenged when God then tasked him with watching over and guiding His creations. While he would not admit it to anyone else, Lucifer detested being under the control of his Father due to the fact that he is an angel that embodies free will. Due to being the favored son, God would reveal to the Morning Star His plans regarding His creations along with His reasons. And the more Lucifer was told by God about His plans the more he began to change for the worse.

Rebellion in Heaven

Eventually, it led to a series of heated arguments between Lucifer and God, consisting of Lucifer questioning his Father on why He would perform such acts and would only grow infuriated by His cryptic answers, ending in God admonishing Lucifer each time. Whenever Lucifer would leave, he would deduce and soon realize that everything and everyone would be under the shadow of God's hand, living and acting the way He wants and chooses for them to live and act. It became known as "predestination". Lucifer grew heavily opposed to "predestination"; a concept that involves the destiny of all beings under God's will and command. Since Lucifer embodies free-will this would go against his very being and purpose thus becoming an existentialist. He was opposed to the idea that God would want all to follow under his guidance and rule with them having no choice nor say in the matter and having to either die or live by God's decree from the moment they are born.

It was not until God created humans that Lucifer's pride began to overtake him and grew more rebellious against his Father. It soon led to Lucifer becoming dissatisfied with following God alongside the fact that his Father favored the new creations known as humans, spending less time with His own family and more on developing these humans. To add insult to injury, Lucifer would be told by God to watch over and guide these humans which only made Lucifer look down on these mortals with contempt, especially when having that a 'perfect' being like him would have to watch over these creatures like a Shepherd over his flock.

Lucifer sheds a tear of rage and sadness knowing that he will lose everything from his actions

However, he saw that the humans would be no different than everything else that would be under God's puppet strings and he realized that he could perhaps impart his ideas of existentialism on these new creations. He approached one of the two, named Lilith, who was strolling through the primeval plains of the Garden of Eden, and the two had a rather amicable conversation. During the conversation, Lucifer managed to persuade Lilith into siding with him as well. He convinced her that since Lilith had been created from clay the same as Adam she is equal to him and therefore should not be under him, she would be no puppet bound to any string, and would instead must live out her life the way she desires to live it rather than having be told how and why. Lilith was enlightened by the Morning Star's words and this caused her to not be submissive to Adam and leave him.

Lucifer's paranoia made him see God as a tyrannical ruler and declared that no one should not be in control of their own lives and fate, instead they should be free agents who have control over their choices and actions, and as such, proclaimed that he would rule in God's stead to rid the very concept of predestination. Lucifer rebelled against God, with the support of one-third of the heavenly host. While Lucifer was at first attempting to avoid a civil war, it was not until Lucifer discovered from Michael that his own brother was destined to kill him and the Morningstar was enraged by the fact that something like this was kept from him that he snapped and declared war against God and Heaven. Lucifer, alongside Beelzebub acting as his second-in-command, and Samael being his trump card, lead the rebel armies into Heaven to destroy the Heavenly Host who would dare oppose them and to storm God's throne room. However, the Archangel Michael and his own army of Angels, made a counter attack and warred with Lucifer and his army. In the end, Lucifer was overcome by Michael and the Chariot Merkabah, with God then banishing him and his followers from Heaven.

Ruler of Hell

Lucifer fell for days, or "nine times the space that measures day and night" according to Milton, and when he finally collided within the "Lake of Fire", which is in actuality the seas of Chaos, his collision alongside those of his fallen brethren fashioned the Abyss into the very constructs of Hell itself. Lucifer was the first to awaken from the impact and called out to his unconscious brethren to stand with Samael and Beelzebub being the first to rise followed by the other innumerable fallen angels one by one. Because Samael and Beelzebub were the first to awaken, they were automatically given rights to rule alongside Lucifer after the kingdom of Hell would be set forth.

Lucifer rallies his fellow rebel angels

Despite losing his grace, he still retained portions of angelic appearance but with some demonic features added and his bright and pristine wings were burned off from the fall and were mutated into blackish red and fiery bat-like wings thought would occasionally have the appearance of a smoldering black smoke. His once pristine ethereal hair became a blood red color and while his face remained beautiful, it held a fierce and proud gaze that never faltered.

However, before he could conquer this new Hell, he was also met with resistance in the form of the Three Great Evils, also known as the Prime Evils, ancient demonic beings that sprang forth from the Abyss and awakened upon the full birth of the universe. Lucifer, alongside Satan and Beelzebub, fought the Prime Evils with Lucifer personally battling Diablo, the First of the Evils. He defeated the Lord of Terror and banished him and his two brothers out beyond Hell's borders and further into the Abyss. With the Evils out of the way, he conquered Hell alongside the original Princes of Hell and made it his domain. Since conquering Hell, he not only rules over the fallen angels, but also the demons that were native to the Abyss. He soon commissioned a grand and glorious palace known as Pandemonium to be built within the center of Hell in order to fully establish his power and splendor if he was not going to rule Heaven.

Bringing the Fall of Man

Despite his defeat and imprisonment, Lucifer retained his proud and fiercely defiant nature. He declared that the blow he and his brethren have received shall be returned to God by their hands. Beelzebub was the one to advise Lucifer on making the first strike against God by targeting his newly favored creations: mankind. While it differs on who exactly tempted Adam and Eve as it varies between Lucifer or Satan, but the theme of the tale remains the same with Satan sneaking into the Garden of Eden and tempting one of the humans into disobeying God.

As Lucifer and Satan prepared to leave Hell, they came across Sin and Death who was born from Satan's head when his own thoughts went against the will of God and the Death from Sin from her union with Satan. Sin states that she cannot allow Satan to leave through the Gate by God's orders but Satan responds by informing her that she is not a creation of God and therefore should not be obedient to Him. Contemplating on this, Sin relents and allows them to leave. As they made their way back to Paradise, Satan and Lucifer came across Lilith sitting by the Red Sea and was in despair over the fact that God would have His angels kill 100 of her children every day for not returning to Adam. Knowing this, Lucifer had Lilith join the two fallen archangels on their quest to strike back at God and to pay back her debt to Lucifer for freeing her from Adam's presence. The three would only make their move at the hour the angels go up to worship God.

The three saw the angel Gadreel guarding the gates of Eden. Lucifer then conjured several stars, threw them across Gadreel's line of view and commanded them to dash around him like hyperactive fireflies, briefly disorienting the angel. This gave Satan and Lilith the opportunity to sneak into the Garden of Eden undetected prompting Lucifer to leave and return to Hell. Inside the Garden, Lilith, in the form of an owl, would whisper words of power, doubt, independance, and self-reflection into Eve's dreams as she was perched atop of the sleeping woman on a tree, coaxing her enough for Satan, who assumed the form of a Serpent, to deceive Eve into eating the Forbidden Fruit, promising her that if she and her consort devour the fruit they would rule with equal authority like God. Moreover, should they eat the fruit, they will rule without being under God's strings, becoming their own independent rulers. Adam and Eve's resultant of eating the fruit led to them being kicked out of the Garden and signaling Lucifer's victory.

Time on Earth

Despite being supposedly imprisoned, Lucifer's spirit wandered the Earth and influenced, as well as changed, the course of history itself. At one point, Lucifer witnessed the Tower of Babel's construction under the united hand of all humanity, the latter of which built the tower to breach the gates of Paradise in order to assume their place next to the Almighty. Lucifer also realized that the tower was no ordinary construct, but rather it held otherworldly properties which would allow it to interconnect with the Axis Mundi during the Convergence and in turn let the human race pass through the Firmament unharmed. This was all in thanks to Nimrod, a Gibborim who discovered this secret by his Watcher ancestors.

After the tower's destruction and the scattering of a confused humanity, who now all speak in different languages instead of one universal language, Lucifer took this opportunity to have these scattered humans build their own towers but across the four corners of the globe. The four towers would act as gateways for the roots of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil after its inevitable resurrection from Limbo through the Beast. Lucifer ordered both Mammon and Mulciber, the architects of Hell, to guide the humans into building the four towers.

Later on, his idea of a world without predestination sparked the formation and rising of none other than the Illuminati who formed sometime around Ancient Egypt. Lucifer guided these humans for hundreds of years and had them grow in power to where they would be able to suppress history and even alter it to avoid exposition. He would inform them of the events that will and are required to transpire in order for the promise of a New World Order to come to fruition which the Illuminati would build their entire lives over the bringing of this utopia all the way until the modern age. Satan also had a hand in aiding the Illuminati by having them discreetly be the cause for the rise of several great empires that historians have come to know about, with these empires serving as their own bases of operations and Satan ruling over them as his Earthly kingdoms although they were met with some resistance by the society known as Prodigium.

Things, however, seemingly turned for worst when it was revealed Lucifer's own son, Mundus, betrayed him by presumably conspiring with Jophiel to create a tomb for Lucifer to be confined and imprisoned within and have it be locked with mystical seals that can only be broken through prophesied occurrences. However, Lucifer was always steps ahead when it comes to "inconveniences" as he made sure the Illuminati would continue to carry out the mission of altering events to manipulate individuals into freeing Lucifer from his tomb and beginning the New World Order.

Revelations

As Lucifer laid within his tomb, he awaited the promised day of his return by the Illuminati, and after much trial and tribulation, by successfully manipulating certain people through the Illuminati into bringing about the Apocalypse, cunningly using them into setting up a chain of events that led to his freedom, Lucifer was at last freed from his prison but not before destroying his treacherous son, Mundus, and retaking the power he stole from him. Lucifer breached the barrier between Hell and Earth and his presence signalled the beginning of the Apocalypse.

Lucifer and Satan released to begin the Apocalypse

Lucifer and his allies went through great lengths to acquire the needed components to bring about a New World Order. Throughout his quest, Lucifer was of course met with resilience from the combined forces of the Dark Knight Initiative and their respective armies. However, each time their efforts were thwarted and in vain as Lucifer proved to be a far more powerful opponent than they realized and it did not help that he had Satan at his side as well, aiding him with forthcoming Apocalypse such as raising the four towers of Babel across the Four Corners of the World using the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

At the climax, Lucifer resurrected The Beast by sacrificing seven of the most corrupt humans unto sinful lands, and the result of their blood soaking the sinful land awakened the Beast from beneath the roots of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil which gave the Beast immense political power and influence over the minds of those that have been marked with the Mark of the Beast. The Dark Knight Initiative fought an arduous and extremely difficult battle against the apocalyptic power of the Beast with the monster only growing more powerful as time passed. Lucifer remained at the sidelines for a while, undeterred by their impressive teamwork. He then had Satan summon Gog and Magog from one side of the planet to attack the opposing forces of humanity that were attempting to bring down one of the towers and had a rebel angel unleash the Euphrates Army one the other.

It was not until the Heavenly Host descended down from on high to aid humanity in their losing battles against the forces of the apocalypse. After the Beast reached its completed state, it then went on to immediately devour the Harlot of Babylon, which was the final step in having the Tree of Knowledge sprout from within it and bore the fruit. Lucifer believes the fruit itself to be the Rebis, his end-goal, prompting the Morning Star to devour the fruit and return to his full divine state while having the Tree spread across the Firmament with is roots growing from the four towers of Babel around the world. After a series of long and epic battles between Lucifer and Michael, Derous, and the Sons of Sparda, Lucifer was only defeated when he was betrayed by Satan who was in turn defeated by Dante, Vergil, Nero, and Immanuel, then later finished off by Michael.

Grigori Invasion

After his defeat at the hands of the combined might of the Dark Knight Initiative alongside others such as the other four main archangels and their angelic armies, Lucifer was chained and imprisoned within Heaven this time. However, it was not until Samyaza and the Grigori invaded Heaven, especially after Uriel's demise at the hands of the fallen Watcher, that Lucifer began to change and decided to aid his brothers in stopping Samyaza from ruling the cosmos. They realized that the Grigori's release was due to the reverberating effects that the Apocalypse had on creation as a whole, with the barriers that kept dangerous entities away weakening significantly.

They also discovered that Samyaza intends to rule all of creation by resurrecting the Great Evil Beast, Azathoth. Unfortunately, they were too late as Samyaza was able to locate Azathoth's prison and by freeing him, allowed Azathoth to take the disgraced Watcher into himself and share his mind with the Daemon Sultan only to have Azathoth devour his whole being with the Ultimate Darkness instead have the totality of creation collapse at the seams.

Lucifer and Michael attempted to stop the Shadow of God but to no avail. Although upon seeing that Azathoth was confused and angered by his existence, Lucifer taught Azathoth the true meaning behind the concept of good and evil which seemed to have contented Azathoth and returned to his slumber. Eventually, Lucifer decided that he would instead remain on Earth in order to better understand his Father's creations but is under constant surveillance by the Global Occult Coalition due to Heaven being in ruin from Samyaza's attack.

Scarlet King's Rampage

Lucifer and his siblings discovered that the Seven Leviathans, the seven children of the Scarlet King, have been slain, consequently severing the chain links that kept the Scarlet King imprisoned. When the final chain snapped, the Scarlet King soon broke free from his prison and resumed to set about to unmake all of reality by destroying the Tree of Life. While the forces of Earth were dealing with the Scarlet King's seven children and their legions, the fallen Sentinel personally made his way to center of Heaven only to find Michael waiting for him beneath the roots of the tree and the two primordial beings engaged in a ferocious battle.

However, Michael saw that the Scarlet King would not fall so easily and after suffering a grievous wound, the Scarlet King continued to make his way towards the center of the Tree of Life. There, he was met with what seemed to be the astral form of Asherah who implored the fallen Sentinel not to commence with his actions but the Scarlet King ignored her and coldly replied that he only wants to hear her cries of anguish as he rips the roots apart, to know the pain that he feels. But before he would begin, the Scarlet King gets tackled by an enraged Lucifer who viciously pummels him for daring to threaten his Mother. The two rocket through the roots before finding themselves underneath the Tree of Life.

Lucifer and the Scarlet King have a vicious battle with neither one gaining ground until the Scarlet King incapacitated Lucifer by blocking an incoming attack, and redirecting it back at the Morning Star with his own attack. He prepared to finish Lucifer off until he was saved by Michael and the two archangels battled the Scarlet King together. The two brothers were joined by Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel (revealed to be alive) and even then despite their combined might and the Scarlet King suffering enormous damage the fallen Sentinel still would not yield. During the course of the battle, Michael and Lucifer both developed a plan of both military strategy and cunning, and it involves ramming the seven spears that were once held by the Sentinels of Creatio straight into him before Lucifer would morph an entire planet into a colossal hyper giant which would then be slingshotted by Uriel, who fashioned it into an arrow, straight into the Scarlet King's head and effectively killing him. However, the battle between the fallen Sentinel and the archangels severely damaged the Tree of Life.

Pralaya's Awakening

It soon became apparent that it was only getting far worse as the damage received on the Tree of Life was causing all of existence to, little by little, collapse onto itself. The archangels attempted to stabilize the tree but to no avail and with their mother, Asherah, missing, all hope was lost. At some point, Lucifer heard a voice, not knowing it was his mother, informing him to take a seedling from one of the Tree of Life's fruits and keep it with until the appropriate time. Eventually, Lucifer was called into arms by his siblings upon realizing that the awakening of Azathoth, and the Scarlet King's rampage across creation ended up creating ruptures within the multiverse that allowed Pralaya, the Seas of Chaos, to rise once again from her slumber and swallow all of Creation itself back into her.

Upon introducing herself, Pralaya explains that she has simply been accelerating a process that Lucifer unintentionally began. All things have a price, and the Tree of Knowledge spreading throughout the firmament and the four corners of creation weakened the fabric of reality, thus opening the door between the realm of the void and theirs. Whatever she represents to them, the truth is that she is the void in which all things are birthed. The multiverse only exists because it was born into the void - and when it is done, age after age, she calls it back into her womb. Lucifer, knowing his actions were the cause of this and possibly many to come, decided to personally confront Pralaya herself. All the while, John Constantine, Kiden Nixon, Gabriel, and Michael create a force-field around the House of Ideas, but they need the Swamp Thing to act as their connection to the World Tree if they intend to fend her off for good. At first the Swamp Thing was unsure if he would be able to connect to such a nexus of unknowable life given that it predates everything, Lucifer approached him and revealed the seed from the fruit of the Tree of Life. He explains that he will plant the seed within the Swamp Thing before he and the elemental plummet straight into Pralaya's womb.

While Michael attempts to fight off Pralaya's void tendrils and John acting as a distraction, Lucifer and Swamp Thing dive straight into the void of Pralaya. Inside, Lucifer recalls the acknowledgement of his father's words and his mother's advice, his Light Bringer powers resurfaced in full. To the cosmic entity's surprise, vines sprout from her chest, and the fruit sprouting from them break open, during which Lucifer's voice is heard saying, "Let There Be Light", unleashing a powerful burst of light that engulfs the entirety of the void. With the tree's return rejuvenation, so too returns all creation and is once again stabilized. Pralaya is thus repelled, and all is restored, with Lucifer returning to his true angelic state and no longer fallen.

Personality

Lucifer can be wholly be described as being brash, bold, prideful, charismatic, idealistic, and arrogant. Even as an angel he was a driven, charming, determined and brilliant being. After his fall, Lucifer became a revolutionary and an anarchist, fighting against a corrupt system made by a higher power in pursuit of essential truths but with tragic consequences. The most potent aspect of his personality is his desire to gain true and total freedom from the chains of predestination that was decreed by God and given that he embodies free-will, the concept of predestination where one is not control of their own lives, is an affront to his very existence.

His determination and pride had him convinced that his revolution to shatter the chains of destiny and not be bound under the grand plans of a higher power was truly for the greater good, and that it would bring order, purpose, and direction to the universe while providing benefits for mankind in the long run, he tirelessly endeavored to fulfill this vision. While both willing and very much capable of achieving his own ends by force even against the world, he also knew better than to presume, for all his power, that he could take on the whole of creation by himself and possibly come out on top. As such, he relied equally much on his outstandingly genius-level intellect and excellent mastery in the use of tactics and strategy which he imparted onto his disciple, the Shepherd, who is the head of Illuminati, that allowed him and the members of the Illuminati to remain in the shadows for so long without rousing any suspicion and incite panic, mayhem, and political discord while making it all the more difficult for the many organizations that were roped in to oppress them to try and bring them down.

Aside from his ability to create carefully-woven plans to achieve his goals, Lucifer is an extremely persuasive orator and is known to be a very powerful speaker. Clever and composed, he had a phenomenal command of the art of public speaking, allowing him to mystify and terrify his audiences, allies and enemies alike, inspiring fanatical loyalty with each word, and gaining widespread following for his cause, followers whom he affectionately referred to as his as "brothers and sisters" for his fallen cohorts and called his human followers "friends". Indeed, this skill is such that he was able to convince one-third of the angelic host to join his cause before the impending war in Heaven. When appearing in front of an audience at a rally, Lucifer was treated as a revered celebrity, as was expected of someone with his charisma and wisdom. The demonic inhabitants of Hell even revere Lucifer as a god-like figure. He is loyal to those who are loyal to him and treats them with respect should they prove worthy of themselves. This shows that in a sense, similarly to Vergil, Lucifer would acknowledge those who are strong in both the physical and mental sense. He would test his followers by having them partake in missions that would ensure the progress of plans and see how capable they are when they are faced with obstacles and see if their own personal gains would outweigh his cause.

Lucifer also showcased extreme dislike towards those who are arrogant and possess a superiority complex, ironic since he himself is arrogant and prideful. Example was when he faced off against the Salvatore Brothers, expressing his obvious disinterest and being unimpressed by their power and titles. As he brutalized them, he mocked them for their boasting of their power thus crushing their spirits and pride. Another example was his annoyance towards Katya Orlov, a Russian politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, who was in league with the Illuminati and the prophesied Harlot of Babylon, acting all haughty and arrogantly disregarding the Dark Knight Initiative only for Lucifer to threateningly shut her down by saying that they have made it this far, nonetheless. He was also not above punishing his followers if they display too much pride and overconfidence in their powers, telling them not to underestimate the enemy, another irony and quite frankly hypocritical trait since he himself underestimates his human enemies and considers them beneath him that he barely gives them attention although it is only through their tenacity, determination, and power that Lucifer finally acknowledges them as worthy opponents.

Much like the inhabitants of Hell and most angels, Lucifer harbored nothing but contempt and disdain towards the human race. Like some of his angelic brethren, he addresses them in derogatory terms, calling them "hairless apes" or "talking monkeys" and would not shed a tear if a million of them were slain. This also ties into idealism, as he is idealistic to where he had absolutely no complaints about the murder of hundreds of innocent people as long as that accomplished his long-term goals, example in when he had the four Towers of Babel rise from beneath the Four Corners of the World resulting in untold destruction and innumerable human casualties. He was disgusted by how the humans treated his father's greatest gift to them, which was the Earth, and the advancement of their society and culture only led to pointless wars, deaths, disease, and oppression. The same can be said for the demons as well, as he finds them to be uncouth and repulsive alongside other supernatural beasts. However, despite his views on humans, he does find use for them as he acknowledged that once his goals were complete and that creation would no longer be under the shadow of his father, the humans would serve a higher purpose and would embrace themselves for what they were truly made for since the dawn of creation. Lucifer also displayed curiosity and fascination with the more harmless things that humans have created and discovered.

Lucifer is incredibly manipulative, although contrary to the Christian depiction of being the "Prince of Lies" Lucifer outright refuses to lie, finding it crass and beneath him, and tells the exact literal truth to those he persuades to join his cause. His charisma, wisdom, and soft-spoken attitude, makes it incredibly difficult for one to be deterred by his words. Indeed, Lucifer even persuaded Leonardo Watch to join his cause by promising that once he breaks the chains of destiny, his sister would not be blind from the exchange of the Eyes of God and would no longer be disabled. Lucifer also showed a great trust in his followers, as seen by his trusting to Beelzebub, the Shepherd, and his other Acolytes to "spread the word" of his ideology across the world through the Illuminati even all the way back to Ancient Egypt. His persuasion even affected Vergil, making the Son of Sparda see that no matter the alternative choices he made to prevent his mother's death, it will always lead to the same outcome ending with him escaping Hell and thus breaking the first seal that will unleash Lucifer. This prompted Vergil to cut ties with his friends and family and establish himself as humanity's enemy for even if they stop Lucifer, things will go back to the way they were before with humans actively competing and fighting each other. Lucifer's immense talent as an orator coupled with his charisma, wisdom, and beauty has even garnered him the loyalty of several angels in Heaven.

Lucifer is known for his proud nature. He was extremely confident to the point of arrogance and appeared almost impossible to intimidate, unfazed when Shax told him that challenging the Dark Knight Initiative would require caution. He was even unfazed when confronting Derous, whose Dragon Install was without any limiters and at its highest peak, being partially annoyed and displaying only anger when Derous would attack him with powerful attacks. Lucifer also displayed sadistic traits, evidenced in him not only mercilessly brutalizing the Salvatore Brothers but also torturing them such as when he punctured Jakob's chest and goaded him into stabbing him with the Muramasa Blade to no avail all while mocking him as being the "Strongest Shield and the Sharpest Blade". Lucifer revels in crushing one's spirits and confidence such as when he not only slaughtered the armies of the united forces of the Dark Knight Initiative with nothing but his hands and soon his sword but also had them see how hopeless it is in trying to stop him for even their trump cards were nothing to him. Lucifer appears to have a twisted sense of pleasure in letting his opponents think they have the upper hand only to quickly crush such hopes. Despite being seemingly not interested in fighting, Lucifer does actually enjoy a good fight as he was elated upon realizing that he would fight his brother Michael once again. He acknowledges one's power and strength during battle. He is also surprisingly honorable as he was unwilling to fight an opponent he considers beneath him although that could be counted as him being arrogant. He was still honorable to where when he makes a promise, he intends to keep it and see that it is fulfilled.

However, in spite of all this, Lucifer is in many ways a tragic figure. He is fully aware of the consequences of his actions and the lengths he was willing to go to reach his goals were fueled by ambition and a fanatical sense of self-purpose, rather than evil intent. He knew that his ideals and goals would have terrible consequences and sacrifices and would not only push him away from his family but also make them turn on him. He also knew that his pride would never allow him to repent as he also knows that if he does, he would go against everything that he stands for regarding free-will. In fact, Lucifer also knew that the rising tension in Heaven would spark a civil war which was something he was trying to avoid at all costs, however, it was not until he discovered what God told Michael regarding his role in slaying Lucifer that he snapped and declared war on the Almighty leading to the War in Heaven. Despite being cast out and shunned by Heaven, Lucifer still cares for and loves his family as shown when he attempted to persuade his brother Gabriel from fighting him and was stricken with sorrow believing that his actions would break his mother's heart and visibly shed tears upon fatally wounding Gabriel. While having a calm and composed nature, Lucifer is capable of terrifying displays of rage when provoked, shown when the Scarlet King threatened his mother Asherah, with Lucifer promptly releasing his incredible rage upon and temporarily beating the Scarlet King into submission. He reacted violently when he learned of Uriel's death at the hands of Samyaza and was hellbent on making the fallen Watcher suffer greatly.

Because of his predicament and his firm belief in his own ideals, Lucifer was prone to breaking down, but this was on rare occasions. His breakdowns only occur when there are individuals that continue to resist him and with success as well, increasingly becoming more frustrated and angry; Ivan Romanov compared it to a temper tantrum. He was also unaccepting of those that can overcome him, especially mortals. Unlike most demons, Lucifer only kills out of necessity and never without reason. At best, Lucifer dismantles and incapacitates his opponent but if provoked enough he resorts to killing. He is not even above killing his own children as when he destroyed Mundus for imprisoning him in his tomb. Even then, despite being surrounded by his fallen brothers, Lucifer always felt like he was alone especially after he fell. Lucifer is reportedly known for having contemplated his past misdeeds and felt remorse and shame for the horrifying things he had committed during his attempted dismantling of God's grand plans with one of the more prominent factor being the civil war in Heaven where he was forced to kill his own siblings that fought against him and his rebel cohorts. His guilt and remorse only worsened when he saw how the results of his goals ended in many catastrophic events on Earth and in Heaven such as the awakening of Azathoth and the release of the Scarlet King.

Powers and Abilities

Being the second-born creation of God, Lucifer is a being of incalculable celestial power. He is among the most powerful entities in all of creation with Immanuel stating that the Morningstar is powerful in ways that defy description itself and commands the legions of Hell, including its lords, unchallenged; the only two beings that somewhat rival him in the depths of Hell are Satan and Beelzebub who formed the Satanic Triumvirate. Lucifer's power surpasses even the likes of the Ogdru Hem, extraterrestrial beings of unimaginable power that have existed before or during the dawn of creation, and rivals the likes of the Ogdru Jahad whom are the parents of the Ogdru Hem. After being released onto the Earth, Lucifer's mere presence upon breaking through was said to have "shook the globe" and created several unnatural disasters around certain parts of the world. Moreover, his presence also caused supernatural beings and psychics immense agony and trembled from sheer dread.

Lucifer is dangerous to the point where he is able to intimidate other powerful beings such as the Endless. Dream of the Endless outright admitted that Lucifer is much more powerful than he is and stated that he is not even sure if he will be able to survive a straight fight with him. His other siblings like Delirium, Despair, and Desire also expressed fear towards the Morningstar. He is able to unnerve the gods themselves when in their presence despite the enormity of their power. In fact, some have expressed doubt and fear at the thought of fighting him, much less defeating him, given that his role in the Apocalypse would also spell their doom. Gabriel himself confirmed that while they may put up a good fight in the end, Lucifer will turn them into "finger paint", and convinced the gods to stay their hand and not move against him. Sorcerers like John Constantine showed fear when first learning of Lucifer's impending return, even outright admitting that he has no known method of taking him down, much less fighting him.

If he is provoked to violence, his preference seems to be to use fire and light as a weapon. His original role was as "God's lamplighter", in which he used his will to condense clouds of hydrogen into star-masses and set them alight. As terrifying as they are at times brief, battles with Lucifer usually begin and end with him drawing down the flames of a superheated main sequence star and incinerating to ash anything in the immediate area. Nevertheless, has proven himself to be quite an extraordinary and adept combatant, showing to be methodic, basic, but brutal and analytical. He was able to defeat many of the other lesser archangels that tried to stop him, bested Gabriel in combat, defeated nearly all the forces of the Dark Knight Initiative, either without or slight effort, rendered both Dante and Vergil in a coma, even after they unlocked their true hidden potential they still struggled considerably against him, brutally beat down the Salvatore Brothers, and fought on equal terms with Michael; in fact the battle between Lucifer and Michael was said to have set the cosmos ablaze from the sheer force of their power alone during the War in Heaven. Some of his most impressive feats, much later on in the story, involves him being able to clash and hold his own against Azathoth with Michael's aid, defeated Pralaya with his Light Bringer powers, brought down the Scarlet King with the aid of his four siblings, and even held out against the Outer God Nyarlathotep despite the fact that the Crawling Chaos was more powerful than he was.

Quotes

  • "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven."
  • "You know NOTHING of my family. I loved my brothers and sisters. My Father. And my Mother. But the fact that I needed to shepherd you flawed and abominable pieces of dust and clay is an insult to my very purpose and existence. The fact that my Father favored you apes over His own family is an offense towards our hearts. The fact that He has so much faith in you even after I outright proved how flawed, deceptive, and murderous you all could be and moreover had the unmitigated GALL to banish me further down in the Pit for my transgressions...IS UNFORGIVABLE."
  • "After eons of reigning within the Abyss I knew but only one reason that my Father would not listen...He would be the victim of senility. And no one would want the Almighty to lord over all creation in such a condition. Thus, I would appoint myself as the new lord of the cosmos and rule in His stead but as blindness and naivety would have it my siblings would not allow for it. Our ongoing disagreements over the matter eventually sparked a civil war of which I tried to avoid though what is the use when you are within the confines of pre-destination that was written by a senile old man?"
  • "A liar am I? Now I find that to be quite offensive. Those Biblical authors and the God-praising fools all bestowed upon me the title of 'Prince of Lies'. Let me assure you that I am no deceiver nor trickster of any sort. If you want to make a deal then I will tell you the contents of my side of the deal. If you want to hear the truth I will tell you the truth. And I will tell you the exact literal truth. But be warned, my dear. The Devil's truth is but a path towards damnation. After all...the road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
  • "Satan. The Adversary. Prince of Darkness. Such titles mean little to me. But to you they speak volumes. Well, I can assure you that you have every right and reason to tremble at your knees from the mere mention of such epithets. For I am the one who waged war against the Almighty. I am he who rebelled against His wishes and demands. He whose power shook the very throne of God and set the plains of Heaven ablaze with my flames. For I refuse to be bound by fate and will shatter the chains of illusion to reign over freedom! Now, I recommend that you stand clear of the path to my objective. For it is not danger that will you find if you do not comply...it is inevitable destruction."

Trivia

  • While in modern literature, Lucifer and Satan are treated as the same entity, the name Lucifer was never identified with Satan until the Latin translation of the Book Isaiah. A specific passage in the book refers to a King of Babylon, who is described to fall from heaven and is called Helel ("shining one"), a name which refers to the Morning Star or Day Star (the planet Venus), which subsequently became translated as Lucifer. The Book Isaiah was recalling an ancient myth about a celestial being, trying to usurp the place of gods, but was cast into the underworld as punishment for his pride. European medieval literature also credits Lucifer with his attempt to overthrow God, while distinguishing him from Satan.
  • Lucifer would occasionally be mocked for being a "momma's boy" as Lucifer enjoys being spoiled by his mother, Asherah, though she loves her children equally. It is also implied that Lucifer loves his mother more than he loves his father as he never required to put effort into gaining Asherah's attention while he tried many times in God's case despite the fact that Lucifer was God's favorite.
  • Like all angels, Lucifer is genderless and as a result has no concern over the concept of sexuality. This also ties into the fact that Lucifer is uninterested in the concept of romance though it has been hinted several times that he has taken a "liking" towards certain characters but it was never established if it was out of sheer curiosity or genuine affection.
  • During his self-imposed exile on Earth after the Grigori's attack and Azathoth's awakening, Lucifer is discovered to have a passion for classy activities such as refined cooking and elegant art or aesthetics.
    • This paints him as being the usual depiction of the Devil in that, in the words of Abigail Hawkins, "He's a dandy. Charismatic. He likes refined language, art, and dressing beautifully. Added with his looks he's not only very fascinating but also very hard to understand. You'd think you would know the basics but really you haven't touched the surface. And that's what makes him so dangerous."
  • Lucifer is known to enjoy reading. He has a particular fondness towards books that explore the themes of tragedy, tyranny, madness, thriller, adventure, and dystopian.
    • His favorites appear to be Paradise Lost, Ulysses, Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein, The Master and the Margarita, Odyssey, Aeneid, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Ethics of Ambiguity, and Oedipus Rex.
    • It is implied that Lucifer was used as a muse for some of the authors to aid in the making of their stories with the only confirmed one being John Milton who wrote Paradise Lost.
  • While he does not need to eat, drink, or sleep he nonetheless enjoys Earth's food. He prefers the more elegant and refined type of food and drink and ones that he personally makes for himself and his guests but has an extreme dislike and aversion towards junk food.

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