Characters within the Dark Angels, both on the tabletop and the novel series by Gavin Thorpe.
Lion El'JonsonOne of the twenty Primarchs created by the Emperor of Mankind for the Great Crusade, Lion and his brothers were scatted to the stars by the Chaos Gods to prevent the coming of the Imperium. Landing on Caliban, Lion lived in the wilderness for a few years before being discovered by Luther, a Knight of the Order. Taking him to their fortress-monastery, Luther named him "Lion El'Jonson", which meant "the Lion, the Son of the Forest". Rapidly assimilating human culture and a great deal of knowledge, Lion was soon the greatest Knight within the Order, and proposed the launching of a Crusade to purge the great beasts of Caliban. Becoming Supreme Grand Master of the Order, Lion lead the other Knightly orders in slaying the great beasts. Soon after, the Emperor arrived on Caliban. Lion pledged himself to the Imperium and was given command of the I Legion of the Adeptus Astartes, which he renamed the Dark Angels.During the Great Crusade, the Dark Angels quickly became one of the largest of the Legions, along with the Ultramarines and the Luna Wolves. Jonson later met Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, when he slew an enemy commander. Feeling denied of glory, Russ attacked Jonson, until he saw the pointlessness of the struggle and began laughing. Feeling insulted, Jonson punched Russ. Despite this rocky meeting, the two would become good friends. When the Horus Heresy began, Jonson went on a crusade to hunt down the Night Lords, but eventually joined the Ultramarines and the Space Wolves to relieve the Siege of the Terra. Arriving too late, Jonson later returned to Caliban to find that the Caliban garrison had rebelled. Heading to the surface, Jonson challenged his foster father Luther and fought a great duel and was injured. Taken by the Watchers in the Dark, he is on life support within the Rock, where he will reemerge when a new Great Crusade begins.
AzraelThe Supreme Grand Master of the Dark Angels, and leader of the Inner Circle
BelialThe current Master of the Deathwing (First Captain of the Dark Angels) and former Captain of the Third Company.
SammaelThe Master of the Ravenwing (Captain of the Second Company) Sammael is the leader of the Chapter's fast attack specialists.
EzekielThe Grand Master of Librarians (Chief Librarian).
AsmodaiThe senior most Interrogator-Chaplain.
SapphonThe Grand Master of Chaplains (head of the Chaplaincy). He received his post neither for his age or skill at interrogation (Asmodai is his senior in both) but his ability to inspire others.
BoreasAn Interrogator-Chaplain attached to the Third Company. The protagonist of Angels of Darkness, and a major player in Purging of Kadillus.
NestorAn Apothecary in the Third Company, and part of Boreas's squad. His task is to test potential Aspirants from Piscina V for recruitment into the Dark Angels. And protect the gene-seed hidden in the Basilica on Piscina IV.
HephaestusA Techmarine within the Third Company, and member of the squad in Angels of Darkness. His role is to keep the equipment functioning. And keep watch over the annihilus.
NaamanA Veteran Sergent of the Tenth Company. He is charged with field training neophyte scouts, as well as carrying out high-risk stealth operations.
DamasA Sergeant in the Tenth Company. He is charged with training and evaluating the aspirants from Piscina V.
ThumielA battle-brother serving at the Basilica.
ZaulA battle-brother serving at the Basilica.
SamielA Dark Angels Librarian who assists Boreas in interrogating Astelan.
The DeathwingUntold Centuries after the Horus Heresy, a band of Dark Angel Terminators recruited from a world culturally analagous to the Native Americans of Earth return home to gather worthy warriors from the tribes of their boyhood, only to find that their culture has been destroyed by a Genestealer cult, and all that remains of their people are enslaved descendents forced to toil in an industrialized hell to rebuild the Tyranid Invaders' Space Hulk when not living as glorified breeding stock.The Thirty Terminator Warriors renounced their oaths to the Emperor, as adhering to them would force Exterinatus on their home world, and painted their dark-green armor Death White as is the traditional customs of their people to paint their entire-bodies when embarking upon suicidal vengeance. Having sung their own funeral dirges and hence purging their hearts of the fear of death they marched into the Genestealer's dark city of steel and smoke, tearing every Tyranid within asunder with sword, bolter, flame and hammer, saving their people.The six surivors, for such was the awful toll of the vengeance war, burnt the industrial monstrosity to the ground and divided the uncorrupted descendents of the Genestealer conquest into six tribes, who were taught once more to live in the old tribal ways and did battle with each other, so that they may once more be worthy of becoming Sky Warriors.In honor of their valarous deliverance of The Plain's People's heritage, the Terminator Armor of The Deathwing and the Deathwing Alone are kept bone white in remembrance of their deeds.''Every Deathwing Warrior bears the following common tropes.
Cloud Runner / (Imperial Name: Eizekiel)
Lame Bear / (Imperial Name: Unknown)
Two Heads Talking / (Imperial Name: Lucian)
Weasel Fierce / (Imperial Name: Paulo)
Bloody Moon / (Imperial Name: Marius)
Hawk Talon, Honored Ancestor.
Broken Knife / (Imperial Name: Gabriel)
LutherThe mentor and best friend of Lion El'Jonson, a Knight of the Order who was later made a semi-Astartes and Master of Caliban. Was the leader of the Fallen Angels and was captured by the Dark Angels after the destruction of Caliban.
CypherThe former Lord Cypher of the Order and a Space Marine. Generally regarded as the most infamous of the Fallen Angels.
AstelanA former Chapter Commander in the Dark Angels Legion, who is the deurtagonist of Angels of Darkness.