- This article is a history page, for different uses of the term Azrael see Azrael (Disambiguation).
Azrael is a name given to the champions of the amoral Catholic extremist club, the decree of St. Dumas. Azrael acts as the perturb agent of the Order, frequently serving as an ally and enemy to Batman due to his ferocity, diluted moral-system, and homicidal tendencies .
See : Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) The foremost Azrael in Batman comics was Jean-Paul Valley, a bottle-baby who was genetically engineered with animal deoxyribonucleic acid by his founder, the previous Azrael. Since his childhood, Jean-Paul was psychologically conditioned by his father and the rate to become his beget ‘s successor. When he was a young man, his church father died and sent him off to Europe to directly train under the Order. finally, Azrael would come to meet Batman who he idolized and wished to act as the successor to, frequently allying himself with the Batman Family in Gotham. After Batman had his back broken by Bane, Azrael took on the Batman mantle merely to prove himself a psychotic murderer who did n’t care about saving the lives of civilians, lone in punishing those deemed as sinners. In one particular example he murdered the serial-killer Abattoir and willingly allowed several hostages to die in the procedure.
This contribute to Batman having to escalate his physical rehabilitation with Lady Shiva to fight Azrael, finally defeating the huffy partisan and evicting him from the function of Batman .
See : Azrael (Michael Lane) Michael Washington Lane was an ex-cop who gained enhance force and reflexes after being experimented on by evil scientist, Doctor Hurt. originally, he was intended to be part of a broadcast for Police Officers in Gotham City to create refilling heroes for Batman should anything always happen to him. This treatment drove Michael insane, and lead him to joining the Order of Purity, another splinter group which besides called their champions Azrael. These Azraels wore mysterious armor called the befit of Sorrows, and wielded the Sword of Sin and the Sword of Salvation. These armaments were passed from one generation to another since the crusades. Sir Geoffrey de Cantonna was the first knight to don the suit of Sorrows for the Order. He, and all his successors since then were driven harebrained by it .
See : Azrael (Abraham Arlington)
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In this Elseworld fib, Jean-Paul Valley is a unbalance military-veteran who works as a church janitor in Gotham. wholly lost, he is targeted and manipulated by the Joker into seeing himself as the messiah-like vigilante of Azrael who is destined to defeat and usurp the Batman. This Azrael goes on to break into Arkham Asylum and massacre the patient populace, seeing them as sinners.
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It is late revealed that the cause Joker targeted him is that Jean-Paul is the on-key descendant of Edmond Wayne while Batman is descended from a man named Bakkar who killed Edmond Wayne then stole his identity and wealth .
The Dark Multiverse is a obviously of understudy realities which largely revolve about twist variants of Batman created by the deity Barbatos from Batman ‘s own fears and dark desires. One of these dark knights is known as St. Batman and is an surrogate reality translation of Jean-Paul Valley who was never defeated by Bruce after the events of Knightfall and who remained his worldly concern ‘s Batman. Thirty years former, Jean-Paul established a religious totalitarian reign over Gotham while being assisted by his protégées Cardinal and Torchbearer, all while enhanced by an addiction to the super-steroid venom. Saint Batman ‘s reign would be challenged by a resistence made up of Lady Shiva and Bane ‘s son Tourne who wished to avenge his beget ‘s death at the harebrained partisan ‘s hands. The two absolve Bruce Wayne from Azrael and Tourne murdered Jean-Paul only for the two to be killed by Bruce who had been driven harebrained from 30 years of captivity in Jean-Paul ‘s batcave .
In early Media
- An original version of Azrael, Theo Galavan, appears in the second season of Gotham, played by James Frain
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. The character dons the identity after being resurrected by indian Hill.
- Azrael is briefly mentioned in the Batwoman episode “A Secret Kept From All The Rest”.
- Azrael’s suit can be seen in the Harley Quinn episode ” Trapped”.
- Jean-Paul Valley appears as Azreal in the Nintendo DS version of LEGO Batman: The Videogame. The character’s pieces also appear in Character Constructor for the PC and Console version of the game.
- The Michael Lane appears in the Nintendo DS version of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
- The Michael Lane version of Azrael appears in both Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight, voiced by Khary Payton. The character serves as the main focus for the Most Wanted missions “Watcher in the Wings” and “Heir to the Cowl” in the respective games.
- Azrael means “death” in Jewish Tradition and is the name of the Archangel of Death in Abrahamic Faith.