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Real Name: Azazel
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Former Aliases: No known former aliases
Other Current Aliases: No other known current aliases

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Status

Occupation: Deposed prince of Hell
Legal Status: Imprisoned
Identity: None
Marital Status: Single
Group Affiliation: The Triumvrate of Hell
Base of Operations: Hell

Origin

Place of Birth: The Silver City
First Appearance: Sandman 4 (Volume 2, 1989)

History

Azazel was an angel who was condemned to Hell along with the rest of Lucifer Morningstar‘s rebel army. Eventually he rose in the ranks to become one of the three princes of Hell, along with Lucifer, and Beelzebub. Recently Lucifer emptied and closed Hell and delivered the Key to Dream of the Endless. Azazel tried to barter with Dream by offering to exchange the soul of Dream‘s jilted lover for the Key. Dream battled and imprisoned Azazel in a small jar, which he keeps in a chest alongside other keepsakes.

Characteristics

Height: various
Weight: various
Eyes: red
Skin: black smoke
Unusual Features: has no feet or legs, hovers

Powers

Known Powers: Can consume and destroy souls.
Strength Level: Inapplicable.

Trivia

  • Name means “God Strengthens” in Hebrew

Recommended Readings

  • The Sandman Companion, Hy Bender, ISBN: 1-56389-644-3

Related Articles

References

  • The Sandman Companion, Hy Bender, ISBN: 1-56389-644-3
  • Theophory in the Bible-Wikipedia


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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
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Character Template Help
Real Name
Aliases
Semihazah, Duma, Keriel, Mastema, Beliar, Gadreel, Beelzebub, Satan

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation

Relatives
Abyss (son)

Ginniyeh (daughter)
Jillian (daughter)
Kiwi Black (son)
Ophis (son)
Nightcrawler (son)

Yidrazil (son)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Brimstone Dimension; formerly La Isla des Demonas, Bermuda

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' "

Weight
149 lbs (68 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Skin

Unusual Features
Pointed ears; tail

Status
Citizenship
[[:Category:Neyaphem|Neyaphem]]

Marital Status

Occupation
Leader of the Neyaphem

Origin
Origin
Mutant

Place of Birth
Brimstone Dimension; formerly La Isla des Demonas, Bermuda

First appearance

Uncanny X-Men #428
(October, 2003)

Contents

History

Azazel claimed he was one of the oldest mutants, part of a group of demonic-looking mutants called the Neyaphem. He even claimed that he once battled Mephisto and others for the title of "Satan". The Neyaphem were banished by another group of mutants with angelic appearances. Azazel seemed convinced that Angel (Warren Worthington) was a modern version of that group.

Their leader, Azazel, was the only one who was able to breach the dimensional void for brief periods of time due to his teleportation powers. His only hope to return to earth was by impregnating women because his children are linked to his dimension. About twenty years ago, Azazel began mating with women who had strange appearances, at least with looks and abilities other women didn't have. He met Mystique in Germany, when she was married to a rich castle lord named Baron Christian Wagner. With Christian unable to give her children, Mystique was introduced to Azazel, whom Christian knew as a business partner. Mystique had secretly been taking lovers to produce an heir to Count Wagner. Mystique fell in love with him, and although she was hesitant to betray Christian as she still loved him, she gave in to Azazel and they made love. Not much later, Mystique was pregnant with Nightcrawler. Soon afterward, she killed Christian because he suspected her betrayal. She had gone looking for him but he was nowhere to be found. It is later known that Azazel was taking care of business involving the Cheyarafim, and had to leave knowing that Mystique would find some way to live. However, she didn't have much time to formulate a plan, as the angry villagers soon found out about Christian's murder and came after her and the demonic looking baby. In order to save her own life, she shape-shifted into one of the villagers and dropped Nightcrawler over the cliff, saying she pushed the woman off too. With her own life saved, she ran away. Mystique was the only woman that Azazel sought to have relations with besides simply procreation.

Later thinking Mystique was dead, Azazel sired several dozen other children, who were all mysteriously called to gather and sacrifice themselves on the island known as the Isla Des Demonas to open a portal and bring his army to earth to destroy both the Cheyarafim and what he calls "Normal" mutants, mutants who's bodies where not mutated and where not seen as monsters and demons. In addition to Nightcrawler, another son of Azazel's was the Genoshan called Abyss. They all joined each other in their zombie-like state and opened a portal to Azazel's dimension. A group of X-Men had followed Kurt to see where he was going and jumped into the portal. Once inside, Azazel took great pleasure in toying with the team, having them believe that he was actually Satan.

In the end, the X-Men defeated Azazel and his army and banished him to an unknown oblivion. The X-Men were able to escape along with two of Azazel's children who survived: Abyss and Kiwi Black. The whereabouts of Azazel have yet to be revealed.

If he survived this it is unknown if he kept his powers or not, although Kiwi Black and Abyss are both depowered.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Azazel displays a number of super-human abilities during his appearances; these include:

Immortal: his aging process is greatly retarded and he can apparently regenerate injured or missing cells from even near-fatal injuries:

Teleportation: able to psionically transport himself, his clothing, and additional mass across inter-dimensional distances.

Paralyzation: ability to generate bolts of paralyzing energy.

Metamorph: can disguise his appearance through unknown means.

Will Bending: ability to manipulate minds giving him influence over others.

Abilities

He is also a master swordsman with a somewhat twisted code of honor and ethics.

Weaknesses

Azazel can only spend limited time on Earth without the assistance of his children. He and all other Neyaphem are negatively affected by the healing blood of the Cheyarafim which causes their body to begin to breakdown.

Links

Discover and Discuss

[[Category: Neyaphem]]


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