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The darker the darkness, the brighter the light.
— God to Ella Lopez
in "Nothing Lasts Forever"

God is one of the two co-creators of the Universe and the father of all angels. He's seemingly trying to have Lucifer redeem himself, as shown when he has Frank Lawrence cross paths with him. After infighting between his angelic children significantly escalated, God returned to Earth for the first time in thousands of years to break up the fighting. Unbeknownst to Lucifer or his other children, God had been manipulated for months by Michael into believing that he was losing control of his powers, eventually causing him to consider retirement. Though this façade was discovered with the help of Amenadiel, God still decided to retire and later reconciled with Goddess, ultimately deciding to spend the rest of eternity alongside her in Goddess' universe and leaving the management of Heaven to his children.

Biography

History

Creation of the Universe

At the dawn of time, God and Goddess fell in love with each other and collectively created the universe, Heaven, and Hell. They had many children, known as Angels. However, when he began to work on Humans, their relationship worsened.[2]

Banishing Lucifer

When Lucifer Morningstar rebelled, God was so angry that he wanted to destroy Lucifer. Instead, by Goddess's request, he cast Lucifer to Hell to punish the sinful dead mortals for their sins for eternity.[3] Later, after Mom had repeatedly used her power to attack humans, God somehow defeated his wife and then stripped her of her immense power before banishing her to Hell and appointing Lucifer as her warden.

Marking Cain

When Cain killed his own brother, God, furious by such an act, cursed Cain to never die and should he die, he would be resurrected, with methods able to kill Angels being unable to kill Cain. He had Amenadiel brand Cain with his mark that he made never able to be erased, in order to forever remind Cain of what he did.[4]

Gift from God

Circa 1981, God ordered Amenadiel to go down to Earth and bless a couple who were not able to have their own child. The couple was John and Penelope Decker, who later gave birth to Chloe Decker. That was the first and only time God asked Amenadiel to do anything like that.[5]

Deal with Lucifer

By 2016, God tasked Amenadiel to bring Lucifer back to Hell, but the Fallen Angel refused.[6] After Lucifer was mortally wounded by Malcolm Graham, Lucifer prayed to his father, wanting to make a deal: he would be the son he wanted if he protected Chloe in his absence. When Lucifer returned to Hell, God showed him Goddess's empty cell, before bringing back to life using the Pentecostal Coin. It's unknown what God's intentions were, but it was speculated that he wanted Lucifer to return her to Hell.[7]

After Lucifer sent Goddess into a Void to create a new universe, he became convinced that the return of his wings was a punishment from God for his actions, although it later turned out that Lucifer gave himself his wings back.

Returning to Earth

Family Squabble

Divine appearance of God.

God didn't return to Earth following its creation for thousands of years. Eventually, when Michael returned to Earth to exact revenge on Lucifer and Amenadiel, God returned to Earth to command his children to stop fighting.[8]

Retirement

God became increasingly convinced that he was losing control of his powers, and decided to choose one of his children to replace him. Amenadiel eventually realized that Michael was actually manipulating his father in order to take power, while Lucifer had Gabriel contact Goddess, who returned from Her new universe. God and Goddess were happily reunited and they decided to retire together to Goddess's universe. Dropping his mysterious attitude, God tearfully admitted that Lucifer was right in that he was not a good father. God finally told Lucifer that he loved him and was proud of the man that his son had become. God and Goddess left together with God telling his sons that it was up to them now to figure out who would replace him.[9]

Personality

God's reaction to the "devil face" of his son, Lucifer.

Nobody bloody knows what "He" wants, because the selfish bastard won't just tell us!
— Lucifer about God
in "Weaponizer"

God seems to care more for humans than angels, as after he created humans, he spent more time on them than he did with his celestial family. His care for humans even surpass his love for his wife, as he banished her to Hell after she repeatedly tried to destroy humanity.

Amenadiel said that God has a tendency to overreact. This is displayed by his cursing of Cain after he killed Abel despite both brothers wanting to kill each other and by the fact that he was about to destroy Lucifer after his rebellion.

Nevertheless, God is capable of forgiving and cares for his angelic children, as he forgave Lucifer for his rebellion eventually. God also showed care for his grandson Charlie, wasting no time holding him and dotting on him.

God set up the universe so he doesn't have control of the fates of mortals and immortals; instead, their own self-judgment decides where they go when they die. Despite humans fighting wars over what they think God wants, God does nothing to try correcting this; once again hands-off.

God during his therapy with Lucifer.

He has a tendency to judge others for their behavior, namely Lucifer. Ironically, due to being a judge, he has difficulty in understanding some basic human aspect. Because of this, he's sometimes clueless to consequences of his own actions, which often embarrasses Lucifer.

God has a fondness for musicals, using his powers to compel humans to sing songs related to their current situations; while it's unknown if he actually chooses the songs or those he directs pick them.

During his therapy session with Linda, God explained that he tried to give his children space to make their own choices, as when he tried parenting, he was deemed controlling. However, he soon received clarity that he needed to show Lucifer support in order to help mend their relationship.

Powers and Abilities

  • Omnipotence: God is Omnipotent and absolutely unrivaled, even by His wife, Goddess, as one of the two only known Gods. With Goddess, he created the universe and angels. God's power made him able to create an entire, albeit weaker, species on his own, as he created humanity, and he is also capable of placing extremely powerful curses on an individual, as he cursed Cain to always be resurrected should he die, with even demon knives being unable to kill him despite the knives being able to kill angels. He can effortlessly kill other species, even those who stand on top of the hierarchy, such as Lucifer, as Goddess said that God can destroy Lucifer and wanted to do so after his rebellion until Goddess convinced him to spare him. God's power is also great enough to be capable of temporarily altering the timeline for a "butterfly effect" experiment, or creating an alternate, temporary reality with the scenario he wants to test.
    • Resurrection: God resurrected Lucifer after he was killed by Malcolm so he could stop Goddess. He also resurrected Dan after exploding him.
    • Healing: When God resurrected Lucifer, he also healed his gunshot wound. After exploding Dan, God put him back together and removed all trace of injury.
    • Immortality: God can live for eternity and is almost impossible to destroy, with only Goddess having the potential to do so.
    • Flight: Gods can traverse interdimensional barriers, such as the ones between Heaven, Hell, and Earth. He traveled from Heaven to Earth to stop Lucifer, Amenadiel and Michael's fight.
    • Weather Manipulation: When Lucifer and Michael were arguing during the family dinner, God created a thunderstorm in his displeasure.
    • Reality Warping: God is able to control reality, as he was able to make music play, and shine colorful lights out of nowhere. He was also able to make himself win by hitting each hole on the first try while playing golf. He was able to explode Dan and then instantly put him back together.
    • Mental Manipulation: God made people, and human corpses, participate in impromptu musical dance numbers, without them being disturbed by that, and then removed all their memories. Angels seem to have a slight immunity to this, as Lucifer expressed confusion when it occurred and remembered it happening, with him later stating that he just got caught up in the music. However, Amenadiel seems as susceptible to this as the humans around him. After exploding Dan, he made it so that all humans in the surroundings forgot it happened, although Dan seemed to have trace memories of the experience.
    • Power Stripping: After listening Lucifer's advice, God decided to become human and put his power into Charlie's toy. After finishing his day as human, he took back his power, and became God once again.
    • Super Strength: He was able to grip Dan's hand with enormous strength that caused him great pain.
    • Molecular Combustion: God was able to kill Dan by making him explode.
    • Chronokinesis: God was able to unfreeze time upon his arrival on Earth. After Lucifer and other people finished their musical dance number on football field, he reversed time and returned all of them to the positions they were in before they started dancing. God reversed time to put Dan back together after killing him.
  • Nigh-Omniscience: As a primordial entity, God possesses a nearly unrivaled amount of knowledge. However, contrary to popular belief, He isn't aware of everything that happens, and he apparently doesn't understand certain things and concepts, such as sarcasm.

Weaknesses

  • Goddess: She had similar powers to God before she was severely weakened. According to Uriel, if Goddess regained Her former powers, she would be the only being able to kill God.
  • Self-Actualization: God has admitted that he has been losing control of his power for some time, resulting in several accidents during his time on Earth. However, it later turned out that he was doing this to Himself due to Michael's manipulations, as he is subject to self-judgment, just like mortals and angels are.
  • Senility: While human, God showed signs of poor memory.

Family

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God
 
 
 
Goddess
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Linda
 
Amenadiel
 
Michael
 
Lucifer
 
Uriel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charlie
 
 
 
Azrael
 
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Remiel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Castiel
 
Raphael
 
other angels
 
 
 

Notes:

Other angels are seen at God's retirement party including Zadkiel angel of righteousness and Hanjobadiel the most handsome. Jophiel and Saraqael visited Lux in S5E15. Raziel initially sided with Michael.

  • Solid lines denote blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote romantic relationships
  • denote deceased individuals

Appearances

Season One
#1 "Pilot" Mentioned
#2 "Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil." Mentioned
#3 "The Would-Be Prince of Darkness" Mentioned
#4 "Manly Whatnots" Mentioned
#6 "Favorite Son" Mentioned
#7 "Wingman" Mentioned
#9 "A Priest Walks Into a Bar" Mentioned
#10 "Pops" Mentioned
#11 "St. Lucifer" Mentioned
#12 "#TeamLucifer" Mentioned
#13 "Take Me Back to Hell" Mentioned
Season Two
#1 "Everything's Coming Up Lucifer" Mentioned
#2 "Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire" Mentioned
#3 "Sin-Eater" Mentioned
#4 "Lady Parts" Mentioned
#5 "Weaponizer" Mentioned
#6 "Monster" Mentioned
#7 "My Little Monkey" Mentioned
#8 "Trip to Stabby Town" Mentioned
#9 "Homewrecker" Mentioned
#10 "Quid Pro Ho" Mentioned
#11 "Stewardess Interruptus" Mentioned
#12 "Love Handles" Mentioned
#13 "A Good Day to Die" Mentioned
#14 "Candy Morningstar" Mentioned
#15 "Deceptive Little Parasite" Mentioned
#16 "God Johnson" Mentioned
#17 "Sympathy for the Goddess" Mentioned
#18 "The Good, the Bad and the Crispy" Mentioned
Season Three
#1 "They're Back, Aren't They?" Mentioned
#2 "The One with the Baby Carrot" Mentioned
#4 "What Would Lucifer Do?" Mentioned
#5 "Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards" Mentioned
#6 "Vegas With Some Radish" Mentioned
#8 "Chloe Does Lucifer" Mentioned
#9 "The Sinnerman" Mentioned
#10 "The Sin Bin" Mentioned
#11 "City of Angels?" Mentioned
#12 "All About Her" Mentioned
#13 "Til Death Do Us Part" Mentioned
#14 "My Brother's Keeper" Mentioned
#15 "High School Poppycock" Mentioned
#16 "Infernal Guinea Pig" Mentioned
#17 "Let Pinhead Sing!" Mentioned
#18 "The Last Heartbreak" Mentioned
#19 "Orange is the New Maze" Mentioned
#20 "The Angel of San Bernardino" Mentioned
#21 "Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better" Mentioned
#22 "All Hands on Decker" Mentioned
#23 "Quintessential Deckerstar" Mentioned
#24 "A Devil of My Word" Mentioned
#25 "Boo Normal" Mentioned
#26 "Once Upon a Time" Mentioned
Season Four
#1 "Everything's Okay" Mentioned
#2 "Somebody's Been Reading Dante's Inferno" Mentioned
#3 "O, Ye of Little Faith, Father" Mentioned
#4 "All About Eve" Mentioned
#5 "Expire Erect" Mentioned
#8 "Super Bad Boyfriend" Mentioned
#9 "Save Lucifer" Mentioned
#10 "Who's da New King of Hell?" Mentioned
Season Five
#1 "Really Sad Devil Guy" Mentioned
#2 "Lucifer! Lucifer! Lucifer!" Mentioned
#3 "¡Diablo!" Mentioned
#4 "It Never Ends Well for the Chicken" Mentioned
#5 "Detective Amenadiel" Mentioned
#6 "BluBallz" Mentioned
#8 "Spoiler Alert" Appears
#9 "Family Dinner" Appears
#10 "Resting Devil Face" Appears
#11 "Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam" Appears
#12 "Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid" Mentioned
#13 "A Little Harmless Stalking" Mentioned
#14 "Nothing Lasts Forever" Appears
#15 "Is This Really How It's Going To End?!" Mentioned
#16 "A Chance At a Happy Ending" Mentioned

Quotes

God: "Does that mean I never should've manipulated things to begin with? I have a better question. Wouldn't you do the same in my shoes? After all, a parent just wants what's best for their child."

God: "My son and I... Well, let's just say, I don't think I could change anything that would make our relationship less complicated."

Trivia

  • In the comics, God is known as the Presence, who is the creator of the DC Multiverse and is truly omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
  • In "Favorite Son", Linda claims that Lucifer is God's favorite child after doing research on the devil. However, in "Sympathy for the Goddess", an ancient Sumerian text claims that the key for the Flaming Sword was given to God's favorite son. The key is revealed to be Amenadiel's necklace strongly implying that he is God's favorite.
  • In "Quid Pro Ho", Lucifer implies Nietzsche is his father's killer. This might be a reference to the famous quote "God is dead".
  • Amenadiel notes God has a tendency to overreact.
    • He nearly erased Lucifer from existence for rebelling against Him (which was just Lucifer's way of expressing his pain at being ignored by Him) until Goddess convinced Him to send Lucifer to hell instead.
    • He cursed Cain with immortality for killing Abel (which was the first murder ever). Cain views this as an overreaction as both brothers wanted to kill each other.
  • In "Once Upon a Time", God is narrated by Neil Gaiman. Gaiman created the Lucifer comics on which the TV series is loosely based on.
    • Gaiman is British, giving God a British accent.
  • Lucifer notes celestial beings like God have no physical form, hence they possess humans to interact with Earth. Furthermore, Lucifer adds that God "literally" wasn't there, implying the disembodied voice concept is very likely God's true self (with a light like Goddess to symbolize His presence.)
  • As revealed in Crisis on Infinite Earths, God's inaction takes extreme levels. Rather than recreate his universe Himself, He leaves it to The Spectre and the Paragons to reboot the multiverse, not bothering to lend a hand against the Anti-Monitor, although this is likely because He knew the multiverse would eventually be recreated, as part of His plan.
  • God is noted by Chloe to be a really bad parent in the trailer for the second half of Season 5.

Links

Non-Humans
Angels
(Archangels)

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Deities

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Demons

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Other

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References

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