|“||Bring Mom to me, or I'll take back what Dad gave you.||„|
|— Uriel confronting Lucifer about Goddess |
Uriel was an angel and one of Lucifer's siblings, serving as a minor antagonist of Season Two. Prior to arriving on Earth, he served God as a member of the Heavenly Host and acted as the Welcomer of Souls. After finding out that Goddess escaped Hell and is now residing on Earth with Lucifer, Uriel ventures to Earth with the intention of forcing his brother into returning her back.
History[edit | edit source]
Uriel was one of the middle-born angels. He was a small child and always wanted to play with Lucifer and his older siblings. However, they excluded him. Since then, he has grown, but he remained subordinate to his elder siblings. His duties include welcoming the souls of deceased, righteous mortals through a speech, which Lucifer describes as being "worse than Hell".
In "Weaponizer", Chloe gets herself into a sudden car accident while operating her vehicle. A few moments later, Lucifer catches Uriel watching him from the top of a building. While conversing, Uriel tells Lucifer that he did not honor his end of the deal with God by allowing Goddess to remain on Earth. He then reveals that he was the one responsible for Chloe's car accident and offers Lucifer an ultimatum, to either bring Goddess to him within the next 24 hours or he would kill Chloe by initiating a sequence of events that would lead to her death.
Knowing that Uriel has always been afraid of Amenadiel, Lucifer requests his eldest brother to confront Uriel in an attempt to scare him into returning back to Heaven. Upon meeting Amenadiel, Uriel tries to ease tensions by stating that he just wants to bring their Mom back, but Amenadiel strongly retaliates and demoralizes Uriel by stating that God always sends him when he wants something done, threatening his younger brother to leave Earth and that he would never require his help. Uriel, seemingly afraid, appears to obey his command, but swiftly strikes Amenadiel down to the ground. 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. He later unleashes his wings and badly thrashes Amenadiel in an act of retaliation, before leaving.
Lucifer later meets Uriel inside of a church, learning that he has acquired Azrael's Blade and intends to eradicate Goddess. After Lucifer refuses to return their mother, Uriel intends to press a piano key that would initiate a sequence of events where Chloe dies. This results in Lucifer striking Uriel down, later transitioning into a full fledged fight. Although Lucifer initially has the upper hand, he is defeated by Uriel after the latter manages to swiftly counter his attacks after analyzing the patterns in which he was moving in. Maze later joins the battle in an attempt to aid Lucifer but is also quickly defeated by Uriel with the same strategy. Before Uriel presses the piano key, Lucifer grabs Azrael's Blade (which was lost by Uriel after failing to kill Maze with it), and swiftly stabs him with it. Uriel, seemingly in a surprised state, confesses to not seeing that coming despite having the power to foresee patterns, and later dies in Lucifer's arms.
Uriel is mentioned in "Once Upon a Time", as it takes place in an alternate universe created by God where the events that led to Uriel coming to Earth and being killed by Lucifer never happened. He is mentioned when Lucifer is checking his suspicion that Amenadiel has not returned to the Silver City in years and has been stuck on Earth due to being unable to return Lucifer to Hell, saying that he had heard that Uriel had grown a mustache. When Amenadiel reacted in surprise, this confirmed it for Lucifer.
Powers & Abilities[edit | edit source]
Powers[edit | edit source]
|“||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 has their powers, as well as their weaknesses.
- Superhuman Strength: Uriel, like all angels, has 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 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, proving that he and all angels are far more powerful and significantly stronger than Demons.
- Superhuman Speed: Uriel, like all angels, has tremendous superhuman speed, he can 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, has incredible superhuman reflexes, and react, dodge, or catch incoming damage at immense speeds, such as knives and daggers, and knife attacks by Mazikeen as he did throughout their very brief fight.
- Probability Creation: Uriel's greatest celestial power is being able to create any kind of pattern or probability that he wishes, 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 is a master strategist and has nearly an all-knowing supernatural understanding of patterns and their consequences. With a slight movement or adjustment to a surrounding object, he can set forth a sequence of events. At the beginning of "Weaponizer", Uriel slightly moved a skateboard, which set a sequence of events that resulted in Chloe's car crash.
- Immortality: As an angelic celestial being, Uriel is immune to age, having lived since the beginning of creation, and is also impossible to harm by any means which can kill or injure mortals easily. Like all angels, only things that could kill him are demon daggers forged in hell and the Flaming Sword which is the only supernatural weapon that can permanently kill and eradicate an Angel, which also killed Uriel.
- Flight: Uriel, like all angels, can fly via wings at high speeds, he like all angels, can use his wings to travel between Heaven, Hell and Earth.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Master Martial Artist and Hand to Hand Combatant: Despite Uriel's smaller size, he is a very capable fighter. He utilized his ability to notice and recognize patterns in his fight with Lucifer 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.
Personality[edit | edit source]
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 quite arrogant, murderous, and sadistic, having no qualms about killing his mother or Chloe Decker. However, he has sternly refused to kill any of his siblings, which is shown when he 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.
Family[edit | edit source]
|To edit this section, go to Lucifer Morningstar/Family.|
- Solid lines denote blood relationships
- Dashed lines denote romantic relationships
- † denote deceased individuals
Appearances[edit | edit source]
|#9||"A Priest Walks Into a Bar"||Mentioned|
|#8||"Trip to Stabby Town"||Mentioned|
|#10||"Quid Pro Ho"||Mentioned|
|#13||"A Good Day to Die"||Appears|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Uriel is an archangel in certain Jewish and Christian traditions.
- Uriel is the first being that Lucifer has ever killed.
- Uriel was acting on his own, not on God's order.
- 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, as Lucifer and Amenadiel mention Uriel and that neither had seen him in years.
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