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Children... You know I hate it when you fight.
— God to Lucifer, Amenadiel and Michael.
in "Spoiler Alert"

God is one of the two co-creators of the Universe and the father of all angels along with Goddess. He is seemingly trying to have Lucifer redeem himself, as shown when he has Frank Lawrence cross paths with him.



God's history is not fully known. He 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. When Lucifer rebelled, God was so angry that He wanted to destroy Lucifer. Instead, by Goddess' request, He cast Lucifer to Hell to punish the sinful dead mortals for their sins for eternity. 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. 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 also 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.

Circa 1981, God asked 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.

Returning to Earth

God does not return to Earth following its creation for thousands of years. Eventually, when Michael returns to Earth to exact revenge on Lucifer and Amenadiel, God returns to Earth to command that his children stop fighting.[2]


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 surpassed 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 set up the universe so he does not 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.

Powers and Abilities

  • Nigh-Omnipotence: God is nearly infinite and unrivaled, except by His former 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.
    • Healing: When God resurrected Lucifer, he also healed his gunshot wound.
    • Immortality: God can live for eternity and is almost impossible to destroy, with only Goddess having the potential to do so.
  • Nigh-Omniscience: God also possesses nearly unlimited amount of knowledge.


  • 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.


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other angels


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


Season One
#1 "Pilot" Mentioned
#2 "Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil." Mentioned
#3 "The Would-Be Prince of Darkness" Mentioned
#4 "Manly Whatnots" Mentioned
#5 "Sweet Kicks" Absent
#6 "Favorite Son" Mentioned
#7 "Wingman" Mentioned
#8 "Et Tu, Doctor?" Absent
#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
#3 "Mr. & Mrs. Mazikeen Smith" Absent
#4 "What Would Lucifer Do?" Mentioned
#5 "Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards" Mentioned
#6 "Vegas With Some Radish" Mentioned
#7 "Off the Record" Absent
#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" TBD
#3 "O, Ye of Little Faith, Father" Mentioned
#4 "All About Eve" Mentioned
#5 "Expire Erect" Mentioned
#6 "Orgy Pants to Work" TBD
#7 "Devil Is as Devil Does" TBD
#8 "Super Bad Boyfriend" Mentioned
#9 "Save Lucifer" Mentioned
#10 "Who's da New King of Hell?" Mentioned
#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
#7 "Our Mojo" TBD
#8 "Spoiler Alert" Appears
#9 "Family Dinner" TBD
#10 "Resting Devil Face" TBD
#11 "Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam" TBD
#12 "Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid" TBD
#13 "A Little Harmless Stalking" TBD
#14 "Nothing Lasts Forever" TBD
#15 "Is This Really How It's Going To End?!" TBD
#16 "A Chance At a Happy Ending" TBD


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."


  • 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.



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