Lucifer Morningstar is a rebel archangel who was once given Hell as his domain. However, after several thousand years, he decided he no longer wanted to do what he believed everyone expected of him. So he abandoned Hell and “retired” to Earth.
Why do they blame me for all their little failings? They use my name as if I spent my entire day sitting on their shoulders, forcing them to commit acts they would otherwise find repulsive. ‘The Devil made me do it.’ I have never made any one of them do anything. Never. They live their own tiny lives. I do not live their lives for them.
— Lucifer Morningstar
Eons ago, Lucifer Morningstar rebelled against the Kingdom of Heaven and was cast into a shapeless void known as the Chaoplasm. The Chaoplasm eventually transformed into a desolate and barren expanse known by many as Hell, the final destination for damned souls. Here Morningstar ruled, waiting for the day he would be freed.
Lucifer was forced to share his power after the Great Darkness’s return. As a result, a Triumvirate formed, but Lucifer retained most power.
At one point, Dream of the Endless entered Hell searching for the Helm that had been stolen from him when he was imprisoned. After Dream recovered his Helm and slighted him, Morningstar threatened to destroy Dream.
Lucifer eventually abandoned his lordship over Hell. Lucifer had ruled as lord of Hell for ten billion years. Over that time, he had manipulated the various demons of Hell against each other, provided a place for dead mortals to be tormented, and led the war against Heaven. However, during his rule, he had become bored with this existence. He became tired of the various stereotypes mortals held of the devil, such as the idea that he purchased and traded for souls, which were largely untrue.
He also resented the assumption that he caused the evils that humans did- he did not have anything to do with the actions of the mortals who ended up there. Lucifer punished them. He had become tired of his reign over Hell and felt it an unfair punishment that he should have to rule there forever simply because he once rebelled. These feelings were catalyzed when Dream visited him. Lucifer expelled all demons and damned souls from Hell before locking Hell’s gates and handing over the key to Hell to Dream of the Endless.
Life in Earth
Now running a piano bar called “Lux” in Los Angeles with the assistance of his Lilim female consort, Mazikeen. Lucifer is portrayed as sophisticated and almost charming, similar to the stereotypical Christian devil. Beneath his charisma, however, Lucifer is a deadly and Machiavellian character, with no regard for human life or any other life than those he can use to his advantage. He is a proud and vindictive fallen angel who has no qualms using powers second only to those of his father, Yahweh.
Lucifer is described as having been the wisest, most beautiful, and most powerful of all the angels in Heaven, and he retains these traits even after his fall. Despite his egotistic and narcissistic tendencies, he does follow something akin to a code of honor. There are few beings in the universe he respects, and only two he could be argued to care about (Mazikeen). However, his actions are always for his benefit, and it is doubted by all that he would help them otherwise. He also refuses emphatically to lie, insists on paying back debts, and keeps his word- though this must not be confused with virtue.
Lucifer’s “restful” retirement was disturbed by a series of associates from his past. After various catalytic events, he endeavored to create a universe in competition with that of (and presumably against the wishes of) his father, Yahweh. Unfortunately, this puts him on a collision course with several powerful mystical entities that have a vested interest in the new creation and draws the angelic host into the fray, including his brother, the archangel Michael Demiurgos and his niece Elaine.
Powers and Abilities
- Nigh-Omnipotence: Omniscience: Lucifer knows the universe’s entire history. He also knows information about others they don’t even know, stating that “the world is a book, some words stand out from the page.
- Reality Alteration:
- Superhuman Stamina:
- Superhuman Strength:
- Superhuman Speed:
- Cosmic Awareness
- Dimensional Travel:
- Elemental Control:.
- Energy Projection
- Enhanced Intellect:
- Interstellar Travel:
- Genius Level Intellect
- Indomitable Will
- This character is an adaptation of Lucifer, a character in traditional stories. These include but may not be limited to religious texts, myths, and/or folklore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
Lucifer means “Bringer of Light,” “Light Bearer” in Latin. His (supposed) name in Hebrew is Sammael, which means “Poison of God.”
Lucifer is known as The Devil, The Lightbringer, Atse’Hashke, The Maker, and The Mocker.
Another name for Lucifer is Helel meaning “shining one.”
The character was physically modeled after rock musician David Bowie.