|“||Do you think a world without God is wrong? Do you think a world without God would decay? I am sorry to say but that isn’t the case. Me and you as well are both healthily living like this. The world moves even without a God.||„|
|— Azazel in Apocalypse.|
Azazel is a vigilant who rebelled against God to mate with women on Earth. They corrupted and contaminated the human race, forcing God to interfere with creation. He and his brothers were then imprisoned in the depths Sheol by the archangels and had their children killed as punishment for their crimes. Originally, Azazel was a Watcher, an angel whose mission was to be an observer and watch over planet earth. However, he ended up giving in to lust and ended up falling down because of it.
Azazel reappears in the Apocalypse, and to everyone's surprise, on the side of humanity. After countless conflicts defending human beings from the terrible demons, Azazel and his fallen brothers achieved redemption and were forgiven by God, finally returning home.
In human form, Azazel is a tall man appearing to be in his twenties with an average build, black hair, golden bangs and black goatee. He also possesses two feathered wings that grow out from his back. It is described by Enoch to be a never ending black. Azazel's height is 188 cm (6 feet 2 inches) and body weight is [82 kg].
During the 21st century, Azazel wore a V-neck maroon long-coat with a wide,open high-collar that opens up at the hem. The long-coat also featured two black belts around the waist and four black bands on each arm, two of the bands at the wrist and the other two near the elbow. He wore grey slacks and brown shoes.
In his true form, Azazel is described as an intensely strong light, melting the eyes of people around him with a powerful voice capable of breaking windows. According to some, Azazel's true form is as big as the Empire State.
It is hard to determine Azazel's personality as he is laid-back yet serious, while also wise and insane at the same time. His character seems to reflect upon the situation at hand. Azazel loves to collect things, (shown when, after Gabriel introduced him to video games, he collected every console) and a research fanatic, especially on about the functionality of the Universe, something he made a point of teaching humans. He is also shown to be pacifistic, preferring to talk his way out of troubles rather than resorting to violence. He has been shown to care deeply for his fellow Fallen Angels, Samyaza and Baraqiel.
Azazel has also been shown to be extremely charismatic, being able to endear his Fallen Angel followers. Azazel has complicated feelings about the fact that many of his friends and acquaintances have all been married to human women and even raised a family. He is also a very intelligent and creation fanatical angel, possessing a vast knowledge of multiverse, primordial wars, and major events in the Universe. He was also very kind and appreciative of the human species, preferring to leave heaven to live among, taking care of his children and teaching humans about a "knowledge that God would not allow them to have". Even after the fall and having spent an incommensurable period of time in Sheol, he remains on the side of humanity.
However, there seems to be a hidden former side to Azazel as Shiva told him that he is the most sinister of the Fallen Angels, despite wanting to spread peace.
Azazel is also perverted in that he claimed to have had hundreds of harems over the millennia. Not to mention that his stated reason for becoming a Fallen Angel millennia ago was lust. Even before he fell, he was already a pervert, as he tried to flirt with Gabriel and Uriel when they were in their feminine forms.
Powers and Abilities
Azazel was cast out of Heaven after he taught men how to make swords, knives, shields and breastplates; and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them; and all kinds of costly stones and all coloring tinctures. Because of this, the humans became corrupted and viewed themselves as invincible with such tools. The corruption brought on by Azazel and the Grigori degrades the human race, and the four archangels being Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel were stated to have witnessed much blood being shed upon the earth and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth.
The humans even went so far as to demand the angels above to have an audience with God, and to raid Heaven itself in order to learn the secrets of Paradise and the ones that God holds.
When God saw what Azazel's actions have wrought he told Raphael to bind Azazel's hand and foot and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert and toss him therein. He would then place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there forever, and cover his face that he may not see light.
Thanks to Samyaza, Azazel was freed by his prison to along with Samyaza and Satanael founding the Grigori Organizations for Fallen Angels that don't follow Lucifer or Satan. During his punishment, Azazel managed to seduce one more women, an English witch named Sarah Hughes, and impregnated her with an cambion named Anung un Rama, who was destined to release Yog-Sothoth from the Outerverse.
During Judgement Day, it is said that those who followed Azazel's ways by misusing the purpose of weapons such as swords, will be cast into a lake of fire alongside Azazel himself.
Myths and Legends
Azazel ("God strengthens" or "Arrogant to God"), also known as Hazazel, Azazil or Azael, is one of the leaders of the Grigori, a group of fallen angels in Hebrew Lore who married with female humans and in the process produced the Nephilim and a fallen member of the watchers. He was a fallen angel who was offered goats as sacrifices.
Azazel was cast out of Heaven after he taught men how to make swords, knives, shields and breastplates; and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them; and all kinds of costly stones and all coloring tinctures. Because of this, the humans became corrupted and viewed themselves as invincible with such tools. When God saw what Azazel's actions have wrought he told Raphael to bind Azazel's hand and foot and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert and toss him therein. He would then place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there forever, and cover his face that he may not see light.
In the Bible, the name Azazel appears in association with the scapegoat rite; the name represents a desolate place where a scapegoat bearing the sins of the Jews during Yom Kippur was sent. In Islam he is sometimes considered as the devil before he became a Jinn. In some depictions, he was the angelic name of Iblis.
|“||The whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel: to him ascribe all sin.||„|
|— Enoch 10:8|
|“||I'm not on your side, nor on the side of the demons, I honestly never cared about this family fight between you guys. I'm on their side, I fell out of the Heaven for them and I'm here for them.||„|
|— Azazel to Michael.|
|“||Life's problems tend to sort themselves out, I don't find any point in worrying about every little thing that lies ahead.||„|
|“||I am Azazel, but a sinful fallen apostle... Well well, I suppose I should have kept that secret.||„|
|“||Oh, Lord... This is our reward for treason...||„|
- He is not to be confused with the demon of the same name.
- Azazel once made a wish to Ouroboros for some of the Angels to fall and especially wanted Gabriel to fall. He was, however, struck down with lightning as a result.
- Azazel was officially banned from entering the territories of over 18 different Pantheons.
- According to Azazel, it was he and his companions who taught astronomy to the Sumerians.