|“||Bring Mom to me, or I'll take back what Dad gave you.||„|
|— Uriel's ultimatum to Lucifer|
Uriel was an Angel and one of Lucifer Morningstar's siblings. He was a minor antagonist in Season 2. He served God as a member of the Heavenly Host and acted as the Welcomer of Souls. After learning that Goddess escaped Hell and was residing on Earth with Lucifer, Uriel stole Azrael's Blade from his sister and ventured to Earth with the intention of eradicating his Mother so that she wouldn't pose a threat to God's position as the Sovereign of Heaven. After a fight ensued with Lucifer, his brother was forced to eradicate Uriel with Azrael's blade in order to prevent Chloe Decker and Goddess from being destroyed. Before dying, Uriel gave Lucifer a clue to the two remaining pieces of the Flaming Sword.
Uriel was one of the middle-born Angels created by God and Goddess billions of years ago. He was a smaller than the others and always wanted to play with Lucifer Morningstar and his older siblings, but they excluded him. Since he remained subordinate to his elder siblings. His duties include welcoming the souls of deceased, righteous mortals through a speech, which Lucifer described as being "worse than Hell".
Coming to Collect
Sending a Message
Uriel found out that Goddess escaped Hell and was on Earth after Lucifer made a deal with their Father which he interpreted as a quest to find and return her. After learning that Azrael's Blade was a piece of the Flaming Sword, Uriel took it from the Angel of Death while she wasn't looking and set out to eradicate their Mother, believing it was for the best of their Father and the Universe.
To send a message to Lucifer, he orchestrated a car crash that involved Chloe Decker creating the pattern to bring it about by moving a skateboard a few inches, which caused a series of events that led to a dog going out on to the road and causing a car to swerve and hit Chloe's car. As Chloe got out and the driver of the other car went to see if she was all right, Uriel smirked, knowing that his message was sent.
Giving Lucifer a Ultimatum
The next day, while Lucifer was on a case with Chloe, he spotted Uriel walking by, only for him to then appear on a roof top. Once Lucifer reached the roof, Uriel appeared, and greeted his older brother. Anticipating the conversation between them, Uriel wasn't surprised by Lucifer's jokes.
Uriel then answered Lucifer's question of what he was doing on Earth by giving him an ultimatum; he had 24 hours to bring their Mother to him so he can take her back to Hell, or he would kill Chloe instead, admitting to causing the car accident that she was in yesterday. He then walked off, leaving Lucifer troubled by the situation.
Long Overdo Payback
Uriel waited on the rooftop for Lucifer, only to be greeted by Amenadiel. His eldest brother gave him warm welcomes, but insisted he return to Heaven, saying he had everything under control. However, Uriel disagreed since Amenadiel had yet to take Lucifer back to Hell as he was originally supposed to, and now their Mother was on Earth.
He believed that Amenadiel might be in over his head with everything on Earth, but assured him that he was here to help him. Amenadiel strongly retaliates and demoralizes Uriel by stating that God always sends him when he wanted something done, threatening his younger brother , and that he would never require his help, calling himself the Fury and Righteousness of their Father.
Uriel, seemingly afraid, appeared to obey his command, but swiftly struck Amenadiel down to the ground from behind. After confirming his suspicions of Amenadiel losing his powers, Uriel revels in the state that his brother is in, and states that his ego was always going to be his undoing. Glad that Amenadiel came instead of Lucifer, he unfurled his wings and badly thrashed Amenadiel, in an act of retaliation, before leaving.
Last Stand Against Lucifer
After a failed attempt on Chloe's life due to the pattern faltering, Uriel was summoned to an abandoned church by Lucifer. He was hoping that with the pattern faltering, that would mean his rebellious older brother would surprise him for once in his life and actually bring their Mother to him, but was let down by it just being Lucifer at the church.
With Lucifer now ready to face him, Uriel tells him that he's already mapped out their fight in his head multiple times. Lucifer guesses it ended with him handing Goddess over to him, but Uriel, however, revealed it actually ended with Lucifer refusing him and Chloe dies. Despite Lucifer being underwhelmed since he's failed twice already, Uriel assured him he was building to a "big finale".
Lucifer then tried to talk Uriel down by reminding him that none of them know what their Father wants, but Uriel already knew that, saying he was doing all this because he believes it is the right choice for their Father. Uriel thinks that with their Mother out, she'll eventually get back to Heaven and God will forgive her. Lucifer didn't believe their Father would ever forgive her, but Uriel used Lucifer as an example of how Goddess can make people give her a second chance, and figured God will do the same, only for Goddess to kill him when his guard is down.
He then pulled out Azrael's Blade and stated he will not allow that to happen. At the sight of the weapon, Lucifer is horrified, and realized that Uriel never intended on taking their Mother back to Hell, but to eradicate her from existence entirely. Lucifer thought he had gone insane, but Uriel remained steadfast in believing he was doing what had to be done to protect their Father.
Uriel walked over to the organ, and gives his brother one last chance to hand over Goddess, or he will press a certain key, and in two days Chloe will die and there will be nothing Lucifer can do to stop it. Walking up to Uriel, Lucifer seemed to have finally accepted defeat, only to punch Uriel in the face, sending him to the ground.
Putting Azrael's Blade away, Uriel states that he saw that coming and throws a punch, only for Lucifer to block it and knocked him to the ground. Uriel gets back up and clarifies that while he knew Lucifer was going to attack him, he didn't know how, and tries to attack Lucifer again, only for him to block and land several blows to Uriel, knocking him to his knees.
Getting back to his feet, he says that patterns are tricky and it takes time to get a sense to them. Now having studied Lucifer's fighting, Uriel blocked Lucifer's coming punch and grabbed his arm. He then elbowed his brother. In retaliation, Lucifer threw a font at Uriel, but missed, smashing in a large window instead.
The two continued their fight, with Uriel gaining the upper hand despite Lucifer's best efforts to counter. After Lucifer was knocked senseless, Uriel told him that he was lucky that he would never use Azrael's Blade on him and headed back to the organ.
He was then surprised by Mazikeen, who dropped down into the abandoned church. Having no qualms on eradicating a "fifthly, scum-sucking Demon", Uriel pulled out Azrael's Blade and attacked Maze. He swung the blade, only for Maze to block the hits and elbow Uriel. They trade blows before Uriel in turn elbowed Maze. They continued trade blows, until got on to the pulpit.
Maze uses her Demon Daggers Forged In Hell to knock the blade from Uriel's hand. The Angel compliments her on how difficult she was before he could see the pattern, dodging her attacks. He grabbed her wrist and bent it. Maze got up and attacked Uriel by climbing on to her shoulders and elbowed his head, only for him to slam her on to the pulpit, knocking her out.
With both his opponents down, Uriel tells Lucifer that he's going to kill Chloe regardless and then eradicate their Mother because Lucifer had made things so difficult. Believing Lucifer couldn't stop him, he was surprised when his desperate brother used Azrael's Blade on him, stabbing him through the chest. Uriel fell, muttering that he didn't see that coming.
Lucifer carefully dropped Uriel to the floor, still holding on to his dying brother, shocked by his own action. Uriel brought Lucifer close to him and with what little strength he had left, whispered in his hear "The piece is here", giving Lucifer a key to discovering that at least one of two remaining pieces of the Flaming Sword were on Earth. Uriel closed his eyes and died in Lucifer's arms. When Maze said he got what he deserved, the shocked and horrified Lucifer nearly sobbed, "He was my brother."
Missed by Family
Uriel's death had a tremendous impact on Lucifer Morningstar, believing he was a monster for eradicating his brother. He wept on his mother's shoulder when he returned from the fight with Uriel, asking "What have I done?" He buried Uriel and Azrael's Blade in a remote location. He started drowning his sorrows in women and alcohol, trying to get drunk to dull the pain. His self-destructive behavior spread to his work life as he started becoming more extreme while on a murder case, even hitting Dan Espinoza in the face when he accused him of just doing what he wants, resulting in Chloe Decker removing him from the case. He tried to get himself killed by the sniper they were tracking, and Chloe told him to get help before whatever was bothering him ate him alive. He eventually sought help from Linda Martin to handle his grief, but revealed his true identity to her in order for to fully understand what he was going through. This caused her to have a negative reaction, and Lucifer to continue to think he just causes harm to everyone he cares about, even going as far as impersonating Dan to try and be someone else.
Amenadiel also felt guilty for Uriel's death, believing if he still had his powers he would've been able to prevent what had happened. Uriel's death was the final straw for Amenadiel in regards to trying to seek God's approval, as if he actually did care he would've stopped Uriel's eradication.
Goddess missed her son very much and claimed she wanted to grieve with her ex. To do so, she led her clients to Uriel's grave to dig up Azrael's Blade so they could start killing each other to get God's attention. The attempt failed, and Lucifer and Amenadiel moved Uriel's body somewhere else.
Coming to Terms with Guilt
After Chloe was poisoned and the only way to get the antidote was for Lucifer to go to Hell to find the antidote, he found himself in one of its cells where he was forced to relive stabbing Uriel over and over again, the hell loop built on his deep guilt. When Goddess arrived to get him out, he was finally able to accept that he had to do what he did in order to save Chloe and his Mother. He was then able to get Goddess out of her guilt, and the two returned to Earth to save Chloe.
According to Goddess, "Uriel is a stubborn boy. When he sets his mind, it doesn't waver." Growing up, Uriel looked up to his elder siblings. He kept trying to play with them no matter how many times they excluded him. He is obedient and a little frightened of his eldest brother, Amenadiel. However, when he realized that Amenadiel is weakened, he took pleasure in knocking Amenadiel over and beating him up.
Upon venturing to Earth, Uriel was arrogant, murderous, and sadistic, having no qualms about killing his mother or Chloe Decker. However, he refused to kill any of his siblings, and spares a powerless Amenadiel despite being in the position to kill him, and sparing Lucifer after defeating him in their fight. This may indicate that he still respects and cares about his siblings even if he may not have a good relationship with them. His inability to foresee Lucifer killing him with Azrael's Blade also supports this idea.
Powers & Abilities
|“||Uriel can play with patterns. He can make a butterfly flap its wings and a housewife gets chlamydia||„|
|– Lucifer describing Uriel's talent|
- Angel Physiology: As an Angel, Uriel had their powers, as well as their weaknesses.
- Superhuman Strength: Uriel, like all Angels, had immense levels of superhuman strength and can exert, lift and carry an unbelievable amount of force and mass. He used his strength in hand-to-hand combat against his older brother Lucifer Morningstar who he briefly overpowered kicking him with enough force causing him to fly back, and even though Lucifer is much stronger than Uriel, he still managed to gain a slight upper hand against Lucifer during their confrontation, and during hand-to-hand combat with Mazikeen he effortlessly overpowered and easily defeated her, and knocked her unconscious.
- Superhuman Speed: Uriel, like all Angels, had tremendous superhuman speed, he could appear and disappear much faster than the Human eye could see. Uriel went from being on the street and then within a blink of an eye he was on top of a huge building.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Uriel, like all Angels, had incredible superhuman reflexes, and react, dodge, or catch incoming damage at immense speeds, such as knives and daggers, and knife attacks by Maze as he did throughout their very brief fight.
- Probability Creation: Uriel's greatest celestial power was being able to create any kind of pattern or probability that he wished, and make it where it happens inevitably. Lucifer said of Uriel's ability "Uriel can make a butterfly flap its wings, and a housewife gets chlamydia." Uriel was a master strategist and had nearly an all-knowing supernatural understanding of patterns and their consequences. With a slight movement or adjustment to a surrounding object, he could set forth a sequence of events. Uriel slightly moved a skateboard, which set a sequence of events that resulted in Chloe Decker's car crash.
- Immortality: Uriel, like all Angels, was immortal. He was immune to aging and illnesses. Like his Angel siblings, he was billions of years old.
- Flight: Uriel's wings allowed him to fly. He could fly as fast or faster than the speed of light in which he would seemingly disappear from the Human eye, in a similar manner, akin to teleportation.
- Master Martial Artist and Hand to Hand Combatant: Despite Uriel's smaller size, he was a very capable fighter. He utilized his ability to notice and recognize patterns in his fight with Lucifer Morningstar and Mazikeen, winning the fight until Lucifer caught him with a surprise attack and killed him using Azrael's Blade.
- Keen Manipulator: Uriel was capable of fooling Amenadiel into thinking that he was still afraid of him. It is later shown that the act was just a ruse into getting him to let his guard down.
- Blade Wielder: Uriel had demonstrated to be experienced in using Azrael's Blade in combat, as shown in his fight with Maze, despite failing to kill her with it.
- Demon Daggers Forged In Hell: Demon Daggers are able to lethally harm all Angels.
- Other Supernatural Beings: Supernatural beings can harm one another. Lucifer Morningstar was able to do damage to Uriel during their fight.
- Self-Actualization: All Angels are able to self-actualize, which results in their judgements manifesting as psychosomatic changes, as shown with Amenadiel losing his wings and Lucifer Morningstar regaining his Angel wings despite cutting them off. Uriel should've been vulnerable to this weakness just as any other Angel.
- Flaming Sword: Uriel was eradicated from existence by Lucifer, who just used Azrael's Blade.
|To edit this section, go to Lucifer Morningstar/Family.|
- Solid lines denote blood relationships
- Dashed lines denote romantic relationships
- † denote deceased individuals
|To edit this section, go to Chloe Decker/Family.|
|John Decker†||Penelope Decker|
|Lucifer Morningstar||Chloe Decker†||Dan Espinoza†|
|Aurora Morningstar||Trixie Espinoza|
- Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
- Dashed lines denote romantic relationships
- † denote deceased individuals
|#2||"Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil."||Indirect mention|
|#9||"A Priest Walks Into a Bar"||Mentioned|
|#1||"Everything's Coming Up Lucifer"||Indirect mention|
|#2||"Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire"||Indirect mention|
|#7||"My Little Monkey"||Indirect mention|
|#8||"Trip to Stabby Town"||Mentioned|
|#10||"Quid Pro Ho"||Mentioned|
|#13||"A Good Day to Die"||Appears|
|#11||"City of Angels?"||Indirect mention|
|#25||"Boo Normal"||Indirect mention|
|#26||"Once Upon a Time"||Mentioned|
|#4||"All About Eve"||Indirect mention|
|#9||"Family Dinner"||Indirect mention|
|#3||"Yabba Dabba Do Me"||Mentioned|
- Uriel is the first being that Lucifer Morningstar has ever killed.
- Uriel is the fourth comics character to appear in the TV series (after Lucifer, Mazikeen, and Amenadiel).
- There is some disagreement on whether Lucifer or Uriel is older. Amenadiel's speech to Uriel ("Not the eldest son. Not the young rebel. But an Angel buried somewhere deep in the middle.") implies that Uriel is older. Yet Goddess, when speaking to Lucifer, implies that Lucifer was included with the older kids while Uriel was not ("All he ever wanted was to play with you and the older kids"). Tricia Helfer, who plays Goddess, confirmed that Uriel is older than Lucifer.
- Uriel is presumably alive in the alternate universe created by God, where the events that led to Uriel coming to Earth and being killed by Lucifer never happened.
Behind the Scenes
- Uriel is an Archangel in certain Jewish and Christian traditions.The name “Uriel” is derived from the Hebrew meaning “Fire of God.” Traditionally he is also known as the “Angel of the Presence” and the “Archangel of Salvation.”
- Lucifer: 2.01: Everything's Coming Up Lucifer
- Lucifer: 2.05: Weaponizer
- Lucifer: 1.06: Favorite Son
- Lucifer: 2.16: God Johnson
- Lucifer: 2.13: A Good Day to Die
- Lucifer: 2.06: Monster
- Lucifer: 2.07: My Little Monkey
- Lucifer: 2.08: Trip to Stabby Town
- "Yabba Dabba Do Me"
- Lucifer: 3.26: Once Upon a Time