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Lucifer Morningstar


New 52

Lucifer Morningstar's History

Lucifer Morningstar is a fallen rebel archangel who was cast out of Heaven as punishment for leading the revolt of the angels.

Fall to Hell

Lucifer was of the first Angels created by The Presence. After eventually leading a rebellion and starting a war in Heaven, Lucifer was defeated in battle by his brother, Michael, and was banished to Hell alongside the other rebel angels.[1] After falling for nine days, Lucifer arrived in Hell, which was empty at this point in time, aside from himself and the other fallen angels. Eventually humans began showing up, drawn to the realm due to their own guilt. Having never been so close to a human before, Lucifer began experimenting with them. He took them apart, wanting to examine his father's creation closely to see how they worked. Due to Lucifer's brutal methods of examination, this became the first torture in Hell.

The Wild Hunt

Early into Lucifer's time as ruler of Hell, Odin and a group of Norse hunters traveled into Hell while on the "Wild Hunt", a mythological hunt across all of creation in an attempt to slay the Hunted God. Seeing that they had killed the creature in his domain, Lucifer appeared before the hunters and told them that any being killed in Hell would not be allowed to leave. Intimidated by his power, Odin apologized for treading on Lucifer's domain and offered him a deal. He promised to sow the myth of Lucifer into the minds of some of his own worshippers, granting him power, in exchange. Lucifer declined, as he sought no worshippers. Odin explained to Lucifer that it would be more so as a sign of respect between Kings. This wasn't enough for Lucifer however, as he wished to be invited on the next Wild Hunt, along with Odin's initial offer.

Odin followed through with Lucifer's request and brought him on the next hunt. Lucifer easily killed the Hunted God before anyone else and asks what they would hunt next. Odin then tells Lucifer that the Hunted God would eventually be reborn at a later point in time. This was unacceptable to Lucifer, who then resurrected the Hunted God, killing it over and over again, until it's essence was almost completely gone.

Deal With Merlin

At one point during Lucifer's reign over Hell, it had come to his attention that Etrigan the Demon had begun attempting to climb up the ranks of Hell, killing many powerful demons. As Lucifer pondered what he would do about this, he was visited by his son, the powerful sorcerer, Merlin. Merlin suggested a solution to the problem that would benefit both of them. Lucifer accepted his offer and sent Etrigan to Earth, where Merlin was able to bond him to Jason Blood.

Hell Is Earth

After innumerable attempts, Belial was able to finally overthrow Lucifer as King of Hell with the aid of Merlin's magic. Dethroned, Lucifer was kept in a cage by Belial.[5] This was temporary however, as Lucifer eventually regained control over Hell.

Abandoning Hell

After eons of ruling over Hell, Lucifer had grown bored of it and abdicated his throne. At this time Lucifer also had Dream of the Endless to cut off his angelic wings.[1] Lucifer then begun to explore the universe, with Mazikeen following him wherever he went. He eventually decided to open the piano bar, Lux, where the two would stay for a time.

At some point Lucifer temporarily ran a carnival called "The Devil's Dive".

The Infernal Comedy

===The Divine Tragedy===