|“||The last thing I want is to hurt my children.||„|
| — Goddess to Lucifer|
in "The Good, the Bad and the Crispy"
Goddess is one of the two co-creators of the universe, the mother of angels, and God's ex-wife. During her stay in Los Angeles, she used the name "Charlotte Richards". She is the main antagonist of season 2.
God and Goddess were two celestial beings who fell in love with each other. According to Lucifer, they had sex, i.e. "the Big Bang," thereby creating the universe. They had many children together, whom were called angels. They also created a home, which became known as Heaven, the Silver City.
Years later, God started focusing on a new project, humanity. God's project caused Goddess to become distant, and soon both she and her husband began to neglect their family. Goddess began to despise humans and wished for their undoing. Feeling forsaken, Lucifer acted out and rebelled against his father. Angered by Lucifer's rebellion, God wanted to destroy him, but his wife convinced him to eternally banish Lucifer to Hell instead.
Eventually, Goddess's hatred for humans grew even more. She caused floods and plagues, angered at the time and effort her husband put into their creation instead of their relationship and children. For this reason, God cast her into Hell as well, banishing her from Heaven and appointing Lucifer as her warden. Lucifer, believing that his mother remained indifferent when God cast him out, assigned Mazikeen to torture her.
Thousands of years later, five years after Lucifer abandoned Hell to live a life on Earth, Goddess was able to use her limited strength to escape Hell and come to Earth. There, she ventured to Los Angeles, taking possession of various deceased bodies. After three days, she found Lucifer while in the body of Charlotte Richards, which she has since remained in.
Throughout the Series
In "Everything's Coming Up Lucifer", Lucifer discussed with Amenadiel of how they gonna find their mom. However, she was able to find Lucifer and show up at his doorstep, experiencing the body's shock that resulted from the soul having previously died.
In "The Good, the Bad and the Crispy", Lucifer refuses to return Mom to Heaven and instead suggests sending her back to Hell to rule, something that enrages her. Mom goes as far as to severely wound Linda and to threaten all of the humans at the Santa Monica Pier. As time is slowed by Amenadiel to save Linda, Lucifer ignites the Flaming Sword and confronts Mom who insists she just wants to move forward and start over. Telling Mom that returning to Heaven is moving backward instead of forwards which is bad for everyone, Lucifer uses the power of the Flaming Sword to open a tear into a void. Lucifer tells Mom to go into the Void and create a new universe for herself as her way of starting over. Lucifer reminds Mom that if she returns to Heaven, there will be a war and in war there are casualties. Not wanting that for her children, Mom consents and shares a tearful goodbye with Lucifer. She then departs Charlotte's body and goes into the Void. Lucifer removes the key and tosses the other two pieces of the sword in after her, forever sealing the tear and separating the two universes. Shortly afterwards, as Dan examines the human Charlotte's body, she comes to life, having been resurrected by Goddess as she left.
In "They're Back, Aren't They?", Lucifer reveals to Amenadiel that he sent Goddess into the Void. Lucifer initially suspects that his wings returning are God punishing him for this, but comes to think that "something darker" connected to "the Sinnerman" is behind it.
Goddess is fearless and has a strong conviction for who she is and what she deserves. However, she and Lucifer do not share the same opinion when it comes to humanity. Everything that fascinates Lucifer about people repels his mother with disdain, which is evident from that fact that she is trapped in a human body for her stay on Earth. Despite this, her experiences in her human vessel have seemingly piqued her interest in humanity to want to learn more.
In "The Good, the Bad and the Crispy", she calls Dan her favorite human, showing that she has developed a somewhat better opinion of humanity than before. Her actions toward Dan suggest she had genuinely liked him. Goddess cares deeply for her children and was genuinely mournful over the loss of Uriel. In "They're Back, Aren't They?", Dan reveals that he knew that at the beginning of their relationship, Goddess was just using him. However, he thinks that she genuinely came to care about him by the end of it.
Goddess did not understand the concept of indecent exposure at first, removing a dress she borrowed from Maze in public; Lucifer told her it was a problem (since it made her look like a hooker), and she thought that would solve it. She also lacked the understanding of privacy, as she walked in on Lucifer having fun with a lady, much to his disgust and frustration. Like Maze, Goddess uses sex to her advantage, using it to silence Charlotte's husband when he becomes confused about "his wife's" behavior; like Lucifer, she comes to find it to be one of her favorite things about humanity.
When her vessel started losing the capacity to hold her essence, Goddess grew more impatient and temperamental about getting back to Heaven. Due to her impatience, Goddess constantly tried different means to harness one of Lucifer's emotions to light the flaming sword, much to his annoyance as this kept interrupting his research on emotional control.
Powers and Abilities
- Immortality: Goddess has been stated to be eternal.
- Superhuman Strength: Shortly after her escape from Hell, she was strong enough to knock Mazikeen down with one headbutt, however wasn't strong enough to escape chains. During a brief struggle with a robber, she instinctively pushed him, sending him flying across a parking lot and into the wall, which effectively killed him. Later on, she grew strong enough to effortlessly lift Amenadiel into the air. As well as being able to overpower grown men, as shown when she punched a man into a wall in the restroom along with being able to send Lucifer flying into the back of a car.
- Superhuman Durability: With her full extent of powers, Goddess is essentially indestructible, with only other gods capable of harming her. However, while in a human vessel, her durability was reduced to a level lower than of demons, though still higher than of humans. After just entering vessels, she was able to make them function despite their cause of death; notably, in Charlotte's case, she was able to briefly fully function with a screwdriver in her neck without even realizing so for about a minute. A stab in the guts surprized her more than offended her, and she was able to close the wound using a stapler, showing only minimal discomfort while doing so.
- Cosmic Awareness: Being the Mother of Angels and God's former wife, Goddess possesses nearly infinite knowledge. However, she is not aware of events happening outside of her human horizon.
- Vessel Possession: Goddess has to use a human vessel in order to interact with beings on Earth. She can possess bodies of recently deceased humans and use each vessel until it dies again. In "Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire", Goddess takes possession of a series of recently deceased humans throughout Los Angeles, but each ends up dead until she possesses Charlotte Richards.
- Healing: Goddess is able to heal her vessel's body immediately upon entering it, curing it of any injury and disease. However, this power is limited, as she is unable to heal her vessel anytime after this. Upon resurrecting her last vessel Charlotte Richards, Goddess healed the injuries Charlotte's body had sustained while it was possessed by her.
- Resurrection: As she left Earth, Goddess resurrected the human Charlotte Richards who had been acting as her vessel. Unlike Amenadiel and Lucifer, she did not have to physically go to Hell and retrieve Charlotte's soul where it had been since the human Charlotte's death. However, it is unclaer whether this was intentional or a side-effect of her departure.
- Nigh-Omnipotence: Collectively with God, she created the universe. Originally, she was powerful enough to kill God, although Goddess was overpowered and severely weakened by God. Rumors say she caused plagues and floods on Earth. However, her powers were greatly reduced after she was banished to Hell. According to her, she is no longer the Goddess of All Creation. However, her powers started to return to her while on Earth until her vessel could no longer contain her.
- Nigh-Omniscience: As a god, Goddess presumably possessed nearly unlimited knowledge. Even after being weakened, she was able to gain a superb understanding of human law enforcement after reading a number of books on the subjects for only a few days. It is presumed that this power returned to her with the rest of her powers.
- Human Vessel: Goddess's vessel is human. Physical injuries can harm and kill her vessel. Also, as Goddess's powers returned to her, the human vessel was unable to contain her essence. Any cut to the vessel would cause light that could incinerate humans to rupture out of the wound. Presumably, her vessel would have exploded if she had continued to use the body.
- God: God was the one who cast her out and imprisoned her in Hell. Before her arrival Earth, God was the only being who could kill her.
- Azrael's Blade: Were she to be stabbed with Azrael's blade while she is weakened and in her human vessel, her essence would be completely eradicated from existence.
|To edit this section, go to Lucifer Morningstar/Family.|
- Solid lines denote blood relationships
- Dashed lines denote romantic relationships
- † denote deceased individuals
|#13||"Take Me Back to Hell"||Mentioned|
|#1||"Everything's Coming Up Lucifer"||Appears|
|#2||"Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire"||Appears|
|#7||"My Little Monkey"||Credit only|
|#8||"Trip to Stabby Town"||Appears|
|#10||"Quid Pro Ho"||Appears|
|#13||"A Good Day to Die"||Appears|
|#15||"Deceptive Little Parasite"||Appears|
|#17||"Sympathy for the Goddess"||Appears|
|#18||"The Good, the Bad and the Crispy"||Appears|
|#1||"They're Back, Aren't They?"||Mentioned|
|#2||"The One with the Baby Carrot"||Mentioned|
|#3||"Mr. & Mrs. Mazikeen Smith"||Mentioned|
|#4||"What Would Lucifer Do?"||Absent|
|#5||"Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards"||Mentioned|
|#6||"Vegas With Some Radish"||Absent|
|#7||"Off the Record"||Mentioned|
|#8||"Chloe Does Lucifer"||Mentioned|
|#10||"The Sin Bin"||Absent|
|#11||"City of Angels?"||Absent|
|#12||"All About Her"||Absent|
|#13||"Til Death Do Us Part"||Mentioned|
|#14||"My Brother's Keeper"||Mentioned|
|#15||"High School Poppycock"||Absent|
|#16||"Infernal Guinea Pig"||Mentioned|
|#17||"Let Pinhead Sing!"||Absent|
|#18||"The Last Heartbreak"||Mentioned|
|#19||"Orange is the New Maze"||Mentioned|
|#20||"The Angel of San Bernardino"||TBD|
|#21||"Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better"||TBD|
|#22||"All Hands on Decker"||TBD|
|#24||"A Devil of My Word"||TBD|
|#26||"Once Upon a Time"||TBD|