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Tell me, what do you truly desire?
~ Lucifer's most famous line.
If you desire something, just take it.
~ Lucifer.
Bloody hell!
~ Lucifer when he's in bad mood or if something happens.
Ah. The old "fate versus free will" bit; my favorite. Well you see fate is just the result of the choices you make. (Do you really think it's possible to change?) Of course! I mean, look at me. For millennia, I was down here, stuck in my own... Hell loop of sorts. Thinking i deserved to be in charge of people's punishment. And then even when I left, I found myself in a cycle of selfishness, violence, debauchery, sex.... I mean clearly it wasn't all bad. The point is, that with the right guidance and the the right help, I was able to change. To grow. To find true meaning in life. (I wish I could just take it all back. Everything I did on earth.) I hear you. I've felt that way too. I wish i could do everything differently, but then I wouldn't be the devil I am right now, sitting across from you. Right here would i? (I don't know. Maybe I'm just a lost cause.) Nonsense. And certainly not on my watch. Because if the devil can be redeemed, anyone can.
~ Lucifer giving a soul therapy by explaining his own journey to finding his true self

Lucifer Morningstar, formerly known by his birth name Samael and also commonly known as the Devil and Satan, is the titular main protagonist of the TV series Lucifer.

He is the third eldest angel of God and formerly the infamous Sovereign of Hell after being cast from Heaven following his rebellion. Having grown bored of governing Hell for eons, Lucifer left his position to become the owner of the nightclub Lux in Los Angeles. After witnessing and helping solve the murder of an acquaintance of his, he begins working alongside LAPD homicide detective Chloe Decker to punish sinners where the two of them eventually fall in love. He is also one of the two archenemies of his identical twin brother Michael, the other being Chloe.

He is portrayed by Tom Ellis, who also played his villainous twin brother Michael.


Early History

Originally, Lucifer was known as Samael, the Lightbringer, though he eventually became better known as Lucifer. He was thought to be God's favorite angel. When Lucifer rebelled, God cast him out of Heaven, tasking him to be the ruler of Hell and to punish the souls of deceased sinners for eternity. Lucifer reluctantly ruled Hell for many eons, gaining a fearsome reputation. He became known by many names, including the Devil, Satan, Abaddon, and Belial.

Living on Earth

In 2011, Lucifer decided to retire from ruling Hell and moved to Los Angeles. He had his demonic ally, Mazikeen, cut off his angel wings, signifying him leaving his old life behind. Lucifer then opened the nightclub Lux with Maze's assistance.

By 2016, Lucifer had settled into a hedonistic lifestyle in Los Angeles revolving around running Lux and making Faustian deals with various people in various industries in exchange for favors. But then one night he witnessed the murder of a close acquaintance. Lacking faith in the LAPD, Lucifer inserts himself into the investigation, working with homicide detective Chloe Decker.

After the case is solved, Lucifer decides to continue working with Chloe as an LAPD civilian consultant.

Throughout the Series

At the start of the "Pilot", Lucifer is pulled over for speeding. After bribing his way out, he continues to his nightclub, Lux. Later that evening, burnt-out singer Delilah visits Lux to see Lucifer, who advises her to clean up her act. As he walks her down the street, Delilah is gunned down by a low-level drug dealer.

Lacking faith in the LAPD, Lucifer takes matters into his own hands and follows up on some leads of his own, which inevitably causes him to cross paths with detective Chloe Decker, who had previously interviewed Lucifer about the shooting. Lucifer convinces her to allow him to accompany her on the investigation through use of his powers, though she remains oblivious to his true identity.

The investigation leads the duo to Delilah's producer, who reveals he had her killed to benefit from skyrocketing sales of her album after her death. In desperation, the producer shoots Chloe (having just previously been shot by her) and tries to shoot Lucifer but being immortal, the bullets have no effect on him. Lucifer picks up the producer by the neck turns him to face the mirror and vows to punish him severely, leaving his fate ambiguous. Lucifer later visits Chloe at the hospital. Amenadiel confronts him about the consequences of his desertion.


Mostly, he is arrogant and selfish sometimes. Mostly he doesn't care about anyone, as the devil or Satan that is what he is labeled as on the outside. But deep down and just by looking at him, he is not a jerk or evil as he would appear. He is loyal to people and wants to help. Mostly he usually shows remorse about the mistakes he made and redeems himself.

He really does care about people and wants to help. He really cares about Chloe Decker even though he met her daughter. Mostly he usually doesn't care about children, but he does care about her daughter and any kid. Because of his act, he doesn't want anyone to know he is a nice guy. He has highly intelligence, excellent detective skills and get people to tell the truth by looking at him. He is also good at hand to hand combat.

He is very wise a lot of times and sticks up for somebody. Mostly this is his redemption, to prove to his father that the devil that he is not evil as he thought he is.

One thing is very true about Lucifer. If he cares for someone, his wrath is a moment away should they be threatened in any way. Notably, Chloe being in danger makes him angry enough for his eyes to glow. When God got pistol-whipped and experienced fear for the first time, Lucifer became angry to the point he beat up the attackers for harming his father. When it comes to family, Lucifer does love them; having sunk into a destructive drunken stupor after killing Uriel to save his mother and Chloe.

Lucifer's love for Chloe was the first time he let himself feel vulnerable, and truly at peace and happy for the first time in his existence. This feeling grew strong enough that he subconsciously desired a child of his own with Chloe. Thus resulting in the concept of his daughter Rory. Meeting his future daughter, Lucifer was aghast to hear he had been absent her entire life; as he would never wish to inflict the same pain God put him through. Though Lucifer came to love his daughter all the same, keeping his promise to ensure the time loop stayed even if it meant sacrificing being part of her childhood.

Powers and Abilities


The full extent of Lucifer's powers are not currently documented, here are the powers that he has displayed so far:

  • Angelic Physiology: As an angel, specifically among the most powerful angels, Lucifer is extremely powerful and has their physiology, including superhuman strength and reflexes, immortality, flight, and shape-shifting (being able to hide his wings and his real face) as well as their weaknesses. However, even while weakened due to not having his wings, his powers are still potent enough to be on par with, if not, slightly greater than that of a fully-powered Amenadiel allowing him to face him on equal, if not, superior grounds and far exceed Uriel's powers. Having regained his wings, Lucifer has also regained his full powers and strength.
    • Supernatural Strength: Lucifer is capable of displaying superhuman physical strength when he so desires, notably able to send a large man flying 30 feet through a glass wall with a mere push, and to casually backhand Carver so hard that the latter collapsed coughing to the ground. He easily blocked Amenadiel's punch with little effort and proved stronger than the oldest angel overpowering him. Additionally, Lucifer also once threw a grown man through a wall with little effort.
    • Supernatural Durability: Lucifer is able to survive having immense amounts of physical damage inflicted upon him, and suffer little to no injuries or even pain in the process. Thus, his body is capable of withstanding numerous point blank gunshots, without being hurt. It is also shown that Lucifer can shrug off attacks from Amenadiel the oldest angel and by the end of their fight he only had bruises.
    • Supernatural Metabolism: While immense amounts of alcohol seem to effect Lucifer on some level, he does not become completely drunk. This is seen when Lucifer tries to drink his problems away. While not completely drunk, he does stumble around and act without regard to those around him.
    • Supernatural Reflexes: Lucifer possesses great reflexes, as he was able to effortlessly catch a knife thrown at him by Maze and was able to block Amenediel's punch.
    • Desire Exhibition: Lucifer's mere presence lowers the inhibitions of everyone around him, inducing them to reveal their true nature, their darkest secrets and desires, such as when he notably has a cop to confess his desire to be free of the law. This allows Lucifer to make Faustian deals with various people in exchange for favors from them.
    • Temptation Inducement: Lucifer, being highly sexual, can easily make himself carnally irresistible to most human woman and men, which he sometimes uses to his advantage when he strikes deals with them. However some select few people, such as Chloe Decker, seem to be more resistant to this power, at least to an extent, as even she had some trouble hiding her attraction to Lucifer's naked body after first seeing it, although this may not be a result of any powers that Lucifer may possess.
    • Telekinesis: Lucifer is sometimes shown levitating and spinning his Pentecostal Coin with hand or finger gestures.
    • Chronokinesis: Lucifer is able to remain active in slowed down time-stream when he converses with Amenadiel during the latter's visits to Earth.
    • Shape-Shifting: Lucifer is capable of altering his true angelic appearance, between his two forms, making himself look as either a dashingly handsome young human male, or a fearsome demon with red skin and blazing red eyes. His hairless demonic face appears burned and scarred, with the shape of the skull being more distinct and many scar-like markings on the forehead. However, no matter which form Lucifer takes on, he cannot hide the visible marks on his back, from where his angelic wings used to be before they were severed. Lucifer can also just alter the color of his eyes, and make only a select few people see his demonic form (while others still see him as a handsome human male) which drives the viewer insane. It is assumed that angels like Amenadiel can see Lucifer's true angelic appearance even when he's in his human form, as Lucifer is instantly recognized by him. Access to revealing his demonic form was mysteriously lost after being knocked unconscious and reawakening in the desert with his wings.
    • Immortality: As an angel, Lucifer cannot be killed, as seen when he is shot multiple times, but is still alive and feels far less pain than a human would. However, his immortality is temporarily barred in the vicinity of Chloe Decker, as shown when he goads her into shooting him, he begins to feel pain and starts bleeding, it is revealed that he still is immortal after Vanessa Dunlear shot him point blank in the chest and he woke up unharmed when Dan arrived. He also tried to cut himself in front of Mazikeen, but was shown to still be invulnerable. When he tested his immortality in the presence of Chloe by cutting himself with the same knife, it was revealed that his immortality and all of his protections are lowered in her presence. Chloe might also be the one of the reasons as of why Lucifer's powers are greatly reduced. So far, the only known thing that can kill Lucifer is God, Goddess and the flaming sword.
    • Flight: Lucifer was once capable of utilizing his immense, angelic wings to fly. After leaving Hell, he had Mazikeen cut them off, he later burned them to prevent them from ever being reattached or stolen again. After being knocked out by a mysterious being, Lucifer woke up in a desert with his wings attached and thus in addition to regaining all of the powers he had before the removal of his wings, Lucifer also becomes able to fly again.
    • Healing: Lucifer suggests that he can heal Doctor Linda Martin's injuries after his wings return.
    • Resurrection: Following the return of his wings, Lucifer is able to resurrect Abel by flying into Hell, retrieving his soul and dropping it into the most recently deceased body.
  • Nigh-Omniscience: Lucifer possess an almost infinite amount of knowledge, and is remarkably well-spoken and sophisticated, while also familiar with modern slang, as a result. However, he notably has a poor understanding of human children, due to his general dislike for them, as well as human subtleties.
    • Omnilingualism: Lucifer claims to have the ability to speak all human languages, Lucifer fluently converses in Mandarin Chinese. However, he couldn't read in different languages.




  • Even though his current name is not his original name, it doesn't count as a lie as it's part of many name that he is known for.
  • During his time on earth, he finds it more satisfying not just punishing the bad guys but also seeking justice for the good ones and the innocents.
  • "Off the Record" is the only episode where he isn't the main protagonist. Instead, he's the main antagonist to Reese Getty's villain-protagonist.
  • Lucifer's true calling is to be healer for the damned souls. While still ruling hell, he helps the damned with therapy to make them confront their guilt in hell loops.
  • He holds immense respect for his therapist Linda, whom helped him past the festering family trauma Lucifer had held onto for centuries. This is reflected in his recreation of her office in hell to hold sessions in.


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