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->Note: This is about the comic by MikeCarey. For the character, see {{Satan}}.

'''"Lucifer Morningstar speaks for himself."'''

The only spin-off from ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' to not only manage long-term success but also become a critically acclaimed comic in its own right, ''Lucifer'' followed the life and times of the eponymous fallen angel after he gave up being the Lord of Hell to run a piano bar in Los Angeles. After accepting a commission from God to deal with something that threatens humanity, he finds himself the owner of his very own universe. There follows an epic adventure in which Lucifer fights to escape the control of his father, God, while dozens of other parties unveil their own macabre plans...

Lucifer himself is an arrogant sociopath with a dry wit, who - with a very few exceptions - cares only for himself and his mission and will kill or ''severely'' inconvenience anyone who is stupid enough to get in his way. Despite popular conceptions of the devil, [[ManofWealthAndTaste or perhaps playing them quite straight]], he is a handsome, suave man who makes a point of never lying ([[ExactWords not that it means much]]) and always pays back what he owes. He has never tempted anyone into committing sins and indeed seems to find it slightly depressing when they live down to his expectations.

Along the way the comic picks up a recurring cast of about 12 other characters, including Jill Presto, a stage magician who makes a dangerous pact; Gaudium, a cigar-chomping former cherub; Elaine Belloc, an English schoolgirl with unusual powers, and Christopher Rudd, a damned soul who becomes the plaything of a cruel demoness.

Lucifer first appeared in ''The Sandman'' #4 (April, 1989). He appeared in several storylines of that title. Also receiving guest appearances in ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic, and titles featuring TheSpectre, and {{Etrigan}}. He received his own mini-series ''The Sandman Presents: Lucifer'' (March-May, 1999) and then graduated to an ongoing series, which lasted for 75 issues (June, 2000-August, 2006).
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!This comicbook provides examples of:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Scoria to Mazikeen, and Spera to just about anything vaguely male. Also, Jill's stalker.
* AbominationAccusationAttack: In the first issue, a young woman gets angry with the protagonist when he doesn't stop her from touching some wet paint, explaining only afterwards that it's actually blood. In retaliation, she threatens to call the cops and claim that he's a pedophile who has kidnapped her.
* ActionGirl[=/=]DarkActionGirl: Mazikeen.
* AkashicRecords: The artificer Scoria's [[spoiler:pool where the thoughts of God flow and can be seen]] probably counts. Also the Aleph.
* AllMythsAreTrue
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Quite a few characters, notably Fenris and his {{Trickster}} companions Abonsam and Bet Jogie, are cruel, destructive and dishonest simply because it's what they ''are.'' Who expects embodiments of cruelty, destruction and dishonesty to be otherwise?
* AmbiguousGender: Innocence (the Child) of the Basanos, and its [[TheDragon dragon]] Death of the Basanos, are explicitly referred to in the text as female and male, respectively. The Basanos as a whole however are referred to with male descriptors, such as ''brother'' or ''father''.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: "The woman and the man," the first two lifeforms Lucifer creates in his universe. {{Justified|Trope}} in that they're only loosely "human" and are not meant to correspond to any Earthly race or nationality.
* AnotherDimension
* ApocalypseHow: They come in groups, escalating from Class Z to Z-2 to Z-3, ultimately threatening the existence of all creation''s''.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Inverted: the demons of Hell aren't evil because they are aristocrats, they are ''pretending'' to be aristocrats because they are evil, and it's fashionable.
* ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler:Jill Presto's metal hand.]]
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Elaine Belloc, deciding to run the universe from the inside out, rather than from the top down like the last god did.]]
* TheAtoner: Rudd's character arc has him starting out as this, and then going very strange places. [[spoiler:Meleos]] gets this one twice over, the second time to make up for how he resolved the first.
** And then there's [[spoiler: Karl]].
* BadassBookworm: Meleos.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: All of the angels. They seem to also have a variable nudity taboo, not that it really matters anyway, since they're all (in effect) wearing flesh-colored superhero leotards. The implied reason for their lack of genitalia is the fact that, per the archangel Gabriel, the Angelic Host does not create, which presumably includes procreation. Half-angel Cal is also mentioned as being without genitalia. This prompts the question of why the angel Perdissa has breasts.
** Perdissa has breasts, but like her male fellows she has no nipples. Angel anatomy is essentially decorative.
** In the finale, Spera asks Mazikeen how Maz had sex with Lucifer despite his lack of genitals. Mazikeen leans in and whispers the answer. Spera is shocked speechless.
** Lilith also managed to have sex with Ibriel and Sandalphon (and to conceive, because God made her supernaturally fertile)
* TheBaroness: Mazikeen verges on this. As does her mother.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Cestis.]] She's ''not happy''.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: The Titan Brothers.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Lilim. More metaphorically, the angels, fallen ''and'' otherwise. Also a number of smaller DysfunctionalFamily units, human and otherwise. In fact, not very many happy, functional ones.
* {{Bishonen}}: Most of the angels, including Lucifer.
* BiTheWay: [[spoiler:Mazikeen and Beatrice.]] Also Lys: "A man, I think. I'm still in the mood for a man."
* BittersweetEnding [[spoiler:Everyone pretty much gets a happy ending, except Lucifer, who can never have the one thing he truly wants so he disappears into oblivion. Whether he just separates himself from everything or destroyed himself is up to the reader.]]
* BlackMagic
* BlessedWithSuck: Briadach. Also, [[spoiler:Jill]], by choice (sort of), and [[spoiler:Elaine]], not by choice.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Just look at the picture.
* BrainsAndBondage: Lady Lys
* BreakTheHaughty: Jill Presto. Lucifer takes a few knocks, too.
* BrickJoke: During ''The Morningstar Option'', Lucifer pays Pharamond 240 copper aes in a bag and offers to let him count them to ensure that the devil isn't lying to him. Pharamond declines, stating he trusts Lucifer. Later, during ''The House Of Windowless Rooms, Pt. 1'', Pharamond and JohnConstantine are talking in Lucifer's bar and as Pharamond leaves, Constantine advises him;
--> "...Don't take any wooden aes."
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Elaine]] uses her new godly powers to turn [[spoiler:Noema]] into a fully human child.
* ByronicHero: Lucifer, unsurprisingly.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Lucifer (and eventually also [[spoiler:Michael]]) to Yahveh is a main theme. There's a lot of it around generally though: Jill and [[spoiler:Mazikeen and Briadach]] to their mothers, Elaine to her [[spoiler:adoptive]] parents, the Basanos to Meleos, Jayesh to his shopkeeper dad... Gathering enough willpower and personal experience to acknowledge the flaws in one's parents/progenitors is a very prominent theme in the series.
** Interestingly, Yahweh seems to be actively ''trying'' to get this reaction out of His sons.
* CameBackWrong: In his first appearance, Tsukiyomi is a polite, romantic poet and ExtremeDoormat who delights in showing Lucifer the wonders of his mother's palace. After his death and reappearance in the Mansions of the Silence, he takes the form of a spindly spider-thing with a markedly different [[WouldHurtAChild demeanour]].
* ChangelingFantasy: [[spoiler:Elaine Belloc's true father is the archangel Michael.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: A lot, but perhaps most notably Mazikeen, Elaine and Rudd.
** Part of Lucifer's infamous pride is his refusal to develop in any way. He still ends up a somewhat different character at the end than he was at the beginning.
* TheChessmaster: As for ManipulativeBastard, plus Briadach. (Though he's something of a ManipulativeBastard too, in his way.)
* ChekhovsGunman: The Jin en Mok demon Saul runs into another of his kind and demands to know whether it's Berim, or Cestis (it's Cestis). They then try to end the world, but fail. Berim shows up much later, along with a better world-ending plan.
* ChivalrousPervert: Bergelmir. And arguably Coyote. Apparently [[spoiler:Jill]] brings this out in people.
* CombatTentacles: Susano-ono-mikoto deploys these against the Lilim as one of his greater attacks.
* ContinuityNod: Appearances by JohnConstantine and various characters from ''Comicbook/TheSandman''.
** Likewise the appearance of The Source.
* CouncilOfAngels
* CreativeSterility: Most angels.
* CreepyChild: Innocence (AKA the Child) of the Basanos.
* CrossoverCosmology: Appearances by Norse gods, Japanese gods, various mythological creatures and so on.
* CursedWithAwesome: Jill gets possessed by the Basanos, and while they give her powers and such if she obeys them, they give her ''a lot'' of crap if she doesn't.
** Subverted with Erishad. Her gods cursed her with immortality, complete with immunity to aging and injury. Sounds awesome, right?
-->'''Erishad:''' Every morning my body forgets all wounds, all hurts. And makes itself again exactly as it was when the gods first cursed me. I have had the same miscarriage every day for four thousand years.
* DarkActionGirl: Mazikeen again, and also Zim'et.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lucifer, Gaudium and Spera. Occasionally, though, even Elaine, Mazikeen, Remiel and Amenadiel get in on the act.
* DebtDetester: Lucifer, to no-one's surprise, despises the idea of being dependent on anybody and makes a point of honour to pay everything back. [[spoiler:The ending implies he resents God for having created him in the first place, since it means he's dependent on someone else for existing.]]
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Mona Doyle eventually becomes a Goddess. [[spoiler:So does Elaine Belloc, but Elaine was never really human.]]
* DestructiveRomance: Lady Lys' spirit gets permanently broken by her mortal lover Cristopher Rudd. And you thought a romance between a demon and a human would be bad for the ''human''?
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: With the alignment flipped. Mazikeen, in the Silver City, surrounded by the assembled hosts of heaven. Passion is blasphemy, and she has a powerful need to blaspheme. So she [[TakeThatKiss kisses Beatrice, passionately, while giving the angels the finger]].
** Also Lilith, who slapped [[spoiler:Yahweh]] in the face!
* DisproportionateRetribution: Saul of the Jin en Mok was distracted by a janitor in a diner and lost his train of thought. So he gave the kid [[ArtifactOfDeath a hypnotic coin]] that causes the possessor to stare at it a little more each day causing them increasing levels of pleasure and pain until eventually they wither and die. Because that's just the kind of guy he is.
** Lucifer himself is prone to these if someone crosses him. He destroys the life work of the angel Melos, thousands of years of effort, for disobeying him.
* DistractedFromDeath: A sideplot in the third volume has an example. A pair of human friends (later lovers) run away from home and sneak into Lucifer's home in Los Angeles. Because it's not a natural place, they wind up wandering it for days without food or water. At one point, the guy wakes up and, without realizing that the girl is dead, tells her to rest while he searches for help.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "You are the man and the woman. This is the garden."
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Lucifer is one of the most powerful beings in existence, probably exceeded only by God and rivaled only by Michael, but he's usually operating under some limitation that prevents him from simply destroying whatever's in his way.
* DreamSpying
* EarthIsYoung: The first albums manage to avert this trope, in spite of being based creationism. And also in spite of the Lucifer comic being a spin-off from Sandman. ''This'' version of the setting make it unambiguous that biblical events took place billions of years ago. Later albums kinda throw the concept of linear/objective time out of the window, returning us to the postmodernism of ''Sandman''.
* EldritchAbomination: The Jin en Mok and the Silk Man. Okay, ''you'' watch them eat if you don't believe me.
** The angels, demons and Yahweh himself seem more like this than their usual portrayals. They're just prettier.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Elaine Belloc, granddaughter [[spoiler:and heir]] to the king of the very universe: Yahweh himself!
* EvilMatriarch: Izanami and Lilith.
* ExiledFromContinuity: By virtue of being a spinoff of a ExiledFromContinuity title.
** More than they can't touch or make them interact with superheroes to cheapen them. Lucifer has had a few cameos.
* ExpositionOfImmortality: Given the characters are variously gods, goddesses, angels, demons and other [[TimeAbyss time sinks]], this tends to happen fairly regularly. Lucifer goes down back to Hell during the ''The Morningstar Option'' and has an expositionary, though one-sided, chat with Duma about the times before the creation of man; Meleos remembers creating the Basanos and Lucifer coming to pose for the Lightbringer card and Sandalphon reminisces about the War In Heaven and how he came to collect the Archangel Michael.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Lucifer's hair changes from blonde to red as his character darkens. Although that might be a result of messed-up colouring and many different artists in the comics, seeing as his hair has run the gamut from white-blonde to straw-blonde to strawberry-red to true red to to orange to reddish-black. The hair curls that resemble horns don't remain consistent throughout the comic's run, either.
** The change seems to be actual and physical, since after he [[spoiler: gets his wings back from Izanami]] his hair goes strawberry-blond when he manifests them, but he goes back to the bleach-blond-with-dark-eyebrows look once he hides them again.
* FanServicePack: [[spoiler:Elaine, after becoming a god in Lucifer's realm (and maybe "growing up" in centuries as a spirit),]] and [[spoiler:Mazikeen after the other half of her face is restored]]. And [[spoiler:Izanami]], in her later appearance.
** Lys is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]. She's introduced as a pure MsFanservice, [[EvilIsSexy hot and frequently naked]]. But after [[spoiler:Rudd curses her with the ability to feel guilt]], she looks gaunt and dresses much more demurely.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Justified; certain parts of Hell styled themselves after Renaissance Europe for fashion reasons.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Berim and Cestis.
* FemmeFatale: Lys
* FetusTerrible: Erishad's baby, and also [[spoiler:Eikon]] and [[spoiler:Noema]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[spoiler:Yahweh]] tries several on when talking to [[spoiler:Elaine]], not that she's all that comfortable with any of them.
* FullFrontalAssault: Lucifer has a tendency to this. It's [[ArmorIsUseless usually]] but [[FanService not always]] given ''some'' kind of plot reason. (But see also BarbieDollAnatomy, above.)
* GambitPileup: Happens a lot, not surprisingly, given the density of {{Manipulative Bastard}}s.
* GeniusBruiser: Just because Lucifer is primarily a MagnificentBastard, doesn't mean he can't hold his own. In fact, his method of ''bruising'' involves using the same power that ignited all the stars in the universe.
* GeniusLoci: The Barrowjane.
* {{God}}
* [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks God And Lucifer Are Both Jerks]]: In their own, morally grey way, but ultimately neither God or Lucifer have much regard for anything but themselves.
* GodIsFlawed: In this setting, all creators are very flawed. Lucifer himself neglects to construct a proper afterlife, Elaine tries and fails to keep her humans from killing each other in her name, and let's not even get started on Yahweh himself.
* GondorCallsForAid: In "Morningstar".
* HeartTrauma: The duel between Lucifer and Amenadiel in Effrul.
* HeelRealization: A lot. Sometimes it helps (a bit), sometimes it ''really'' doesn't, and sometimes ([[spoiler:Solomon]]) it's more of an IgnoredEpiphany.
* [[spoiler: HellInvadesHeaven]]
* HeteronormativeCrusader: One side character starts out as a ArmoredClosetGay Neo-Nazi who beat an Indian man almost to death for flirting with him. [[spoiler:The man gets disabled for life, but they end up as lovers anyway - once the first guy realized that ThoseWackyNazis wasn't such a good crowd to hang out with after all.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Elaine and Mona.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: Lucifer, for all intents and purposes, his powers and abilities are beyond SuperPowerLottery, but the series is not mainly about physical combat and certainly that's not Lucifer's preferred way to get what he wants. Also, it is made clear that in certain realms Lucifer has to abide to their law; so you won't get to see Lucifer going {{Darkseid}} and annihilating other [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] with his might.
* HoneyTrap: Musubi, Cestis.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice ([[spoiler:Sandalphon]])
* InformedAbility: The reader will spend more time running off to ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' and reading footnotes in Lucifer's own series about his SuperPowerLottery and StoryBreakerPower stats than actually see them, or rather the vast majority, in action.
* InspectorJavert: Solomon [[spoiler:but he doesn't limit himself to just one target]].
* IntellectualAnimal: Lord Arux's "pet", Prackspoor.
* JourneyToFindOneself: In "All We Need of Hell".
* KickTheDog: Numerous occurrences. Often by Lucifer himself.
* KnightTemplar: Amenadiel. Also Perdissa, who crosses it with elements of {{Yandere}}. And [[LawfulStupid Gabriel]], in the backstory. And Remiel.
* LemonyNarrator: Briadach, Unagor and Gaudium.
* LightIsNotGood: Beside his appearance, Lucifer also likes [[KillItWithFire fire as a weapon]], and literally, his name means "light wielder". His purpose was, originally, to kindle the stars at creation's beginning.
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: Christopher Rudd ascends from being one of the damned to [[spoiler:a member of hell's nobility, then a mystic sage preaching salvation in hell itself, to finally leading an army of the damned against Heaven.]]
* [[spoiler:LittleMissAlmighty]]: [[spoiler:Elaine at the conclusion, having assumed God's mantle.]]
* LookMaNoPlane: Gaudium uses this technique to get from London to New York.
* {{Mangst}}: Christopher Rudd, so very much.
* ManipulativeBastard: As for MagnificentBastard under YMMV, but also the Basanos, Sandalphon, Berim, the Silk Man, and a number of other characters, including Briadach.
* MeleeATrois: Between factions led by Lucifer, Lilith and Rudd, in ''Morningstar''.
* MisaimedFandom: In-universe example with Elaine's early attitude to Lucifer, according to her jealous fathers Michael and David.
* MisterSeahorse: The archangel Michael is used as the (giant-sized) incubator for the "army of archangels" in the second book. It doesn't work out according to plan, however - it's stated that [[spoiler:all the children born were mentally and/or physically impaired, and only Elaine Belloc was a successful attempt]].
* MsFanservice: Jill, which can get kinda {{Squick}}y considering all the awful things she goes through.
* MuggleFosterParents: [[spoiler:The Bellocs to Elaine.]]
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: One of the assassins sent to dispatch Lucifer in "Inferno".
** Musubi of the Shiko-Me from ''The House of Windowless Rooms'' also qualifies.
* MyRuleFuIsStrongerThanYours: Lucifer constantly contends with gods, demons, and angels of incredible power, and is frequently at an apparent disadvantage when doing so. But ''all'' of them (except God) have to operate within certain rules, and Lucifer ''always'' knows how to turn those rules to his advantage.
* TheNeidermeyer [[InSpace IN HELL!]]: Remiel.
* NiceGuy: Michael. This serves him about as well as you'd expect in context.
* NighInvulnerability
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Lucifer is explicitly based on DavidBowie.
* OmnicidalManiac: Fenris. He does personify destruction - but he's rather more proactive than one would hope.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: A lot.
* PerpetualFrowner: In contrast to his earlier appearance in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', Lucifer never smiles or laughs. In fact, one could go so far as to say he only expresses two emotions: perpetual annoyance and brief flashes of pure rage.
* PluckyComicRelief: Gaudium and Spera.
* PosthumousCharacter: Given that the afterlife in this series appears to have a revolving door, more than you'd think and livelier than you'd think.
* PowerOfTheVoid
* {{Psychopomp}}: Lucifer, self-announced as one during ''The House of Windowless Rooms'' arc.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: The title character's major motivation: to achieve something outside his Father's Divine Plan.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Poor Uriel. He's just trying to hold the Host together while Lucifer, Michael and Yahweh play out their grand drama. It's after he dies that they really start to fall apart. Notable for being polite to Mazikeen (a demon, remember) when she offers aid.
* TheResenter: The Lilim have this as their [[PlanetOfHats hat]]
* {{Retcon}}: Lucifer states in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' that he lost none of his powers when he abdicated his leadership of Hell. In his own series, though, recovering his wings (and his full power) becomes an important plot point.
* RightHandCat: Prackspoor to Lord Arux.
* {{Satan}}: Subverts almost every traditional 'devil' concept.
* ScrewDestiny: Lucifer tries to one-up Destiny of the Endless, first by trying to bet he'll be able to do something Destiny cannot predict (which Destiny doesn't rise to), and then by ripping pages from Destiny's book and burning them, claiming Destiny is now as much in the dark as he. [[spoiler:Except the ashes turn out to tell him exactly what will happen, allowing Destiny to [[LoopholeAbuse bend his own rules never to read aloud from his book]] ''and'' show Lucifer there's nothing he doesn't foresee. Judging by his words, Lucifer is forced to concede.]]
* SelfInflictedHell: One or two, along with location itself.
* ShoutOut: JohnConstantine is amongst the gathered parties come to the Lux to discuss [[spoiler:the portal created by]] Lucifer. Gains extra points since Constantine was one of the DC Verse characters used in the early issues of ComicBook/TheSandman to connect it to DC's wider world and MikeCarey wrote a lot of Hellblazer.
* SiblingRivalry: The Lilim, and also Lucifer/Michael (though seeing the designated two most powerful creatures in being squabble like kids has a certain charm) and the host in general. Also, for comic relief version, Gaudium, Spera and Lumen.
* SiblingYinYang: Lucifer and Michael.
* SilentBob: [[spoiler:Duma.]]
* SlasherSmile: Mazikeen has a memorable one.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Lucifer pulls this to provoke Michael, who is additionally annoyed at the transparency of the ploy.
* SmugSnake: Sandalphon, so very much. Also [[spoiler:Amenadiel]], literally and for a short while.
* TheSociopath: Quite a few characters, including the title character.
* StalkerWithATestTube: [[spoiler:Izanami to Lucifer at the end of the series.]]
* StopWorshippingMe: [[spoiler:Lucifer in his version of Creation.]]
* SunnydaleSyndrome: Played with and semi-subverted in terms of how far the more incidental humans (etc.) around the main cast seem to have any idea what's going on. After a while they just seem to sort of roll with it.
** "Normal consciousness will be resumed."
* SuperEmpowering
* SuperPowerLottery: To spare some space, just take the popular belief of {{God}}, and make it a bit less powerful, and in a fairly literal sense you have both Lucifer and Michael; however, given the series is not about [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] going at each other throats {{Superman}} vs. {{Darkseid}} style, the reader [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum rarely sees more than]] Lucifer boasting, exercising his infinite will and a certain degree of omnipotence and omniscience during the series' run. There are ''some'' glimpses of Lucifer's might; they're memorable. However, he prefers to rely on careful preparation and manipulation, not least because obliterating foes with infinitely-kindled primordial fire lacks a certain style.
** Mind you, that "certain degree" of omniscience and omnipotence includes ''creating a new multiverse''.
** Also, he ''breaks'' an afterlife just by visiting it.
*** God's role in the story is defined by the fact that he is totally unassailable physically, instantly knows everything that's going on, and is several leagues above even Lucifer in raw intelligence.
* TakeAThirdOption: Repeated plot point.
* TakenForGranite: Izanami initially appears as a giant rock statue, though it seems her not speaking or moving much is by choice.
* TarotMotifs: The Basanos, who also provide a TarotTroubles reading for Lucifer in the original mini-series.
* TemptingFate: Quite a few characters, including the title character, get into this occasionally.
* ToHellAndBack: Though, being the former Lord of Hell, this isn't anything unusual for Lucifer.
* TotallyEighteen: Passionately averted with the female protagonist Elaine. At the beginning of the story she is twelve years old, and as she grow up her age is never mentioned again. She gradually and seamlessly transitions from childhood to becoming a TimeAbyss.
* TheUnintelligible: Mazikeen. [[spoiler:She got better when Jill healed her and forced symmetry on Mazikeen's original partially-skinless face, but she is not happy about it by any means.]]
* TheUnreveal: In "Eve", Spera asks Mazikeen how she and Lucifer had sex, given his BarbieDollAnatomy. [[spoiler:Mazikeen whispers in her ear, and Spera looks shocked, in a good way. That's it.]]
* UnwittingPawn: Poor Charlie, Erishad, Jill, and poor Mr. Easterman. [[spoiler:Arguably repeatedly, too. Elaine and Michael may also count. And Lucifer himself, relative to God - though anyone would be relative to ''God''. As the Almighty Himself points out, everything Lucifer knows he learned from his Father.]]
* TheVamp: Lady Lys [[spoiler:initially]]; Bet Jogie, who has the description "The woman who is both beautiful and terrible." In fact, she personifies the concept.
* VillainousBreakdown: Quite a few, including one from Remiel that reminds you he's actually quite powerful, emotionally unbalanced {{Scrappy}} that he is.
** [[spoiler:Lilith]] has one that's also a TearJerker ''and'' a HeelRealization. [[spoiler:''I was never cruel, before I loved...'']]
* VillainProtagonist: As a back cover blurb puts it, this is a story about the forces of good, evil and beyond evil.
* VillainsNeverLie: Lucifer. Keeping promises and repaying debts is one of the few traditional virtues he's a stickler about maintaining.
-->"...When the devil wants to get something out of you, he doesn't lie at all. He tells you the exact, literal truth. And he lets you find your own way to hell."
* VillainTeamUp: In "Morningstar".
* WickedCultured: Lucifer, obviously, but also Lys, Sandalphon, Berim...
* WindmillCrusader: We have the political faction "Efferul for Lucifer" that fights on the Morningstar's behalf. He is ''not'' amused, as their agenda is based on a very misguided vision of what he wants and needs.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Elaine Belloc.
* {{Wishplosion}}: The velleity in "The Morningstar Option".
* TheWorfEffect: If Mazikeen is getting the crap kicked out of her, it's time to panic. Unfortunately, Mazikeen is ''always'' getting the crap kicked out of her.
** You mean before she recovers and kicks the crap out of them.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Several, not surprisingly given the power levels of some of the characters.
* TheWorldTree: Yggdrasil, in "The Wolf Beneath the Tree".
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: In ''Mansions of the Silence'', Lucifer annihilates billions of souls as a side effect of saving the life of one single person. (That one person was someone he owed a favor, his billions of victims were not.) Of all the people who witness this tragedy, only Bergelmir says anything about this action being immoral, and even he is quite polite about it. Even so, everyone else simply ignores him as they would a person who's being generally rude, impolite and socially inappropriate.
** Elsewhere in the series it is mentioned that it's impossible to destroy a soul; one can only unravel it so that it will take a millennia to reform. Considering that the Mansions of the Silence are in some ways worse than Hell, Lucifer's actions don't come off quite as bad.
** Also, who in their right mind would start lecturing at Lucifer, under the circumstances?
* YearInsideHourOutside: Lucifer's universe runs much faster than God's, something that plays into the plot several times. The difference in the passage of time seems to change from story to story, however.
* YouAreWhoYouEat: The Jin En Mok demons Cestis and Saul. This is usually just a disguise, but to her horror, it ends up being a [[TheMindIsAPlayThingOfTheBody literal example]] for Cestis.
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