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    Alex Elder 

Alex Elder

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A short time ago, Alex Elder was a typical New York teen, plagued a bit acutely by adolescent angst and fear of the future, but an otherwise average 16 year-old in every way. But that was before he died and came back. A victim of a horrific vampire attack, Alex has become one of the living dead himself. As it turns out he is The Chosen One that will play an important role in preventing a apocalypse and he is fated to bring an end to vampirekind.
  • Bash Brothers: Frequently with Joe.
  • Battle Couple: With Scarlet and Zophie in different occasions.
  • The Chosen One: He is fated to protect mankind from vampires and help prevent the end of the world. Subverted that he was not the only one, as there were other supposed chosen ones before him. And also at the end, he isn't even the one to kill Lisseth.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Not only does he refrain from killing people for their blood, this trope is invoked by his role to save the world.
  • The Hero: His role in the entire series.
  • Hellbent For Leather: The initial outfit that Alex wears provided by Joe is a tight-leather suit.
  • Interspecies Romance: His two primary love interests are Scarlet (a human) and Zophie (a female angel).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Alex is a extremely aggressive, angsty and rebellious teenager. Yet upon being turned, he still clings to his humanity and refuses to kill people for blood.
  • Kid Hero: He is 16 years-old at the start of the story.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: To his family and girlfriend initially, before being attacked by the Jelly Bats. The last thing he does is storm out of his home after a fight with his folks and tell Julie to have a time out with their relationship. They never discover that he is actually alive and he laments that he can't never go home.
  • Playing with Fire: His firecasting ability is a unique power that no other vampire possess. However, his anger serves as fuel and can only use it effectively when he is angry.
  • Vampire Refugee: At the end of the series, he embarks on a quest to cure himself of vampirism
  • Vegetarian Vampire: He had feasted mostly on animals, but he hates the taste.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: A major source of angst for him is that can't return to his family as he his bloodlust almost took the better of him once.
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    Ekimus 

Ekimus

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He is the last survivor of the Grigori, an ancient race that predated humans and vampires and fought on Lucifer's side during the War in Heaven. Desiring to redeem himself for his crimes and for unwittingly helping create the vampire race, he has searched for a chosen one that would help him prevent the upcoming apocalypse and destroy vampirekind.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Lisseth, his lover turned mortal enemy.
  • The Atoner: For the atrocities he committed during the War in Heaven and for fathering the vampire race. Over the course of the story, he ends up having to atone for unwittingly releasing the dragons upon the world.
  • Big Good: As Alex's mentor and the one most opposed to Lisseth. There are other forces of good higher than him, but they either veer into Knight Templar territory or are ineffective/uninterested in dealing with the threat.
  • Last of His Kind: He is the last living Grigori - a very large race that was corrupted by Lucifer and fought on his side when he attempted to take over all of Creation. The Grigori were all wiped out and imprisoned within the Tree of Life, while Ekimus was the last surviving member.
  • Mentor Archetype: He teaches Alex how to control his powers and prepares him for his role.
  • Monster Progenitor: Although he is not a vampire himself, his blood created turned Lisseth into the first vampire in existence. He is also able to create special vampire breeds with his blood, imbuing them with unique powers.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He is tricked by Victor Van Fleet into unleashing Sapha upon the world and advancing Lisseth's master plan.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: While other vampires have Supernatural Gold Eyes, Ekimus has very distinctive glowing red eyes.
  • Time Abyss: Ekimus is older than humanity itself.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Victor and Lisseth. See Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: It turns out Ekimus was partly responsible for siring Alex too, since he arranged for Rose to attack him and his friends on Central Park and his blood gave him special powers required to become the "chosen one". Naturally when Alex finds this out, he is not pleased.

    Joe 

Joe

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A Mexican-Indian vampire and the first friend that Alex makes as soon as he rises as one of the undead.

    Scarlet 

Scarlet Thinbault X

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Member of the Order of the Red Hood, a family-lead organization dedicated to hunting and destroying demonic creatures.
  • Action Girl: She wields a crossbow most of the time and is an athletic young lady. Later, she learns to harness her werewolf side.
  • Archer Archetype: Of the crossbow variety.
  • Betty and Veronica: She is the Veronica.
  • Dating Catwoman: Scarlet belongs to a order devoted to hunt monsters, and ended up befriending and falling in love with a vampire (albeit a vampire said to save the world at any rate).
  • Did Not Get The Guy: Poor girl doesn't catch a break. In the prequel comic, she falls in love with a amnesic man who is revealed to be an angel and they can't stay together because of his duty of helping the helpless. Joe, on the other hand has a crush on her but she considers him more of a friend, is turned into a vampire by the Big Bad's minions and they tearfully say goodbye to one and the other. At the end of the series proper, she is the last love interest standing for Alex, but he leaves her to find a cure for his condition. Its implied that she will wait for him.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She is a Religious Bruiser dedicated to destroy monsters that hurt humans, but she is utterly repulsed by the Church Militant's zealotry.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier If French: She is French and a Ms. Fanservice.
  • Hunter of Monsters: Not only vampires, but any kind of evil monster. However, she learns that not all darklings are evil.
  • Lady in Red: Scarlet wears an all-red outfit that is pretty Stripperiffic.
  • Little Red Fighting Hood: Her overall design is evocative of Little Red Riding Hood, she is French much like in the original story and wolves are tied in her origin.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit contains straps, fishnets, boots and a cape with hood. In one instance where Joe and Alex broke into her apartment, she is wearing only a Modesty Towel and after briefly struggling with them, she ends up completely nude albeit with Scenery Censor.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Scarlet is descended from a French prostitute who was raped by an werewolf and end up giving birth to twins. These children and their descendants still carried the werewolf's curse with them, although protective seals were placed to prevent them from becoming monsters.
  • Poirot Speak: Much like Joe, her dialogue is laced with foreign language, French in her case.
  • Red Is Heroic: An Fiery Redhead that wears all-red and is firmly on the side of good.
  • Stripperiffic: Her initial outfit, although she changes it after the initial arc she is introduced.

    Saint George 

George Davis / Saint George

Originally a NYPD cop charged with the searching for Alex Elder, he has several visions that reveal he was in fact Saint George in a previous life (yes, that George).
  • And I Must Scream: Subverted. He succeeds in trapping Sapha in the void, where they will be locked fighting each other for all eternity. However, he is pulled from the Void by angels who leave a shade in his place and take his soul to Heaven.
  • Badass Normal: Being the mortal champion of God on Earth, he doesn't have any supernatural powers besides his magic sword, shield and armor.
  • Bad Dreams: He suffered nightmares of his previous incarnation fighting against dragons before accepting his role.
  • The Big Guy: Among Alex and his allies, he is the tallest person besides Ekimus and he is a physically-oriented fighter.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He pulls one to pull Sapha into the Void of Eternity and neutralizing all the Chalkdyri. He ends up being rewarded with his ascension to Heaven for his sacrifice.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: He embodies traits like honor and chivalry, and when realizing how corrupt the Templars are, he turns on them.
  • Nice Guy: A warm-hearted and honest police officer who earns his position as Knight in Shining Armor.

    Zophiel 

Zophiel

An angel from the Heavens that was sentenced to live as a mortal after murdering a human (more specifically, a Order of the Dragon associate) for the death of another angel.
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Villains

    Xula 

Xula

The high priestess of Coyolxauhqui. She was a vampire that lived four hundreds of years ago and was supposedly killed by Hernan Cortez. However, she re-emerged after the Great Mexico Earthquake of 1985 to revive her goddess. Appears in Crimson: Scarlet X - Blood on Full Moon.

    Rose the Puppet 

Rose the Puppet

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Leader of the Jelly Bats and Alex's sire. Rose is a 300-year old vampire who preys around New York with her gang. They attack Alex and his friends on Central Park, and to make sure they wouldn't raise as vampires themselves and become competition, they murdered everyone save for Alex, who was rescued by Ekimus.


  • Annoying Arrows: She is hit with two arrows in the chest by Scarlet and knocked down into a river, but manages to survive.
  • Axe-Crazy: She regards human suffering as spectacle.
  • Beat Still, My Heart: Alex killed her by ripping out her heart with his flaming hands.
  • Dark Action Girl: A very dangerous and scary female vampire.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her lover Phish is another vampire in her gang and just as evil as she is, but Rose is so furious with his death caused by Alex that she kills his girlfriend Julie as pay back.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Applied to her and the Jelly Bats; Joe comments that they give vampires a bad name and others refuse to associate with them.
  • Fan Disservice: She is pretty much topless except for a pair of pasties in her breasts. Any Fanservice is undermined by her frequently being depicted with her horrid Game Face on. Not to mention, her Axe-Crazy atitude.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Mom: She is the Vampire Mom in this case and with good reason, since her gang murdered his friends and love interest.
  • Karmic Death: She killed Alex's friends primarily so they wouldn't become turn into vampires themselves and become a threat. Alex was spared by Ekimus' timely rescue and he ended up destroying her and her gang as result.
  • Starter Villain: The very first villain faced by Alex.
  • Stripperiffic: She only wears a open coat with her chest exposed and only two pasties in her breasts.

    Victor Van Fleet 

Victor Van Fleet

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A US senator running for President and secretly, a very powerful vampire lord in league with Lisseth. To make things even worse, Alex's father is under his employ though unaware of his boss' true nature.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears mostly a dark trenchcoat when he is not in his fancy suit.
  • Benevolent Boss: For a ruthless Vampire Monarch/Corrupt Politician, Van Fleet surprisingly looks after his employees and their well being. When Scarlet tries to assassinate him during a event, he orders his bodyguards to protect his assistant Mr. Elder and his wife, placing their safety before his own. Even when Steinman screws up his job, Van Fleet avoids pulling You Have Failed Me and simply fires him instead.
  • Big Bad: He shares the role with Lisseth. While she is the bigger threat, he considers himself her equal ally rather than The Dragon. Once it becomes clear that she doesn't care at all about him and his plans, he promptly betrays her.
  • Corrupt Politician: A extreme example as he is working with the Biblical mother of all vampires to advance his plans of becoming President Evil.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Although he lacks the typical armor and disfigurement associated with this trope, he fits the trope pretty nicely: a black-clad magic user who works with the Big Bad, has certain virtues that sets him apart from other villains and makes him more complex and its revealed he also used to be The Chosen One to destroy Lisseth, but he ended up siding with her instead. In addition, he also arrives to aid Alex defeat her though he doesn't pull off a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Victor is a sorcerer, whose power manifests through magic incantations.
  • Fallen Hero: He was a "chosen" vampire like Alex before him, but he lost his way and allied himself to Lisseth.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even when he attempts to Pet the Dog, he still come across as evil. Such as assuring Alex that he wouldn't harm his family because he genuinely likes them, and he would have already killed them if he didn't.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Alex surprisingly enough.
  • Hero's Evil Predecessor: To Alex, though the details of his downfall aren't elaborated, its implied he wasn't the first one.
  • Noble Demon: Van Fleet is unquestionably a bad guy, but plenty of his sympathetic traits such as his fondness for Alex and his family and looking out for his employees places him in this position.
  • No Party Given: While its established that he running as an Independent candidate with his party being referred merely as "the Van Fleet party", his political inclinations are not mentioned. He tells Steinman that being a vampire transcends any notion of human politics and identities, so its pretty impossible to classify him as either conservative or progressive.
  • Pet the Dog: He genuinely cares about his employees and promises to not harm Alex's family.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Van Fleet disapproves the Chalkdyri being unleashed around the world, not because of any genuine concern of the innocents being killed, but because it harms would harm his public view when he is made president. He also dislikes the property damage being done to the city (for all he cares, the people can die!) When he realizes that Lisseth plans to unmake reality would completely ruin his aspirations to rule, he turns on her.
  • President Evil: His end goal.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: According to Steinman, Victor Van Fleet used to be one, having specifically turned the former during the Holocaust. Van Fleet on the other hand claims these days are far behind him and to his credit, he never expresses any Nazi-like sentiments throughout the story.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Its heavily implied he survived his death in the final issue and he was reduced to a homeless man passing by Joe and his friend.
  • Vampire Monarch: He is regarded as the most powerful vampire lord in existence by the Order of the Red Hood.
  • The Von Trope Family: His surname is Van Fleet, for some reason. Though its an indication that he is German (due to being a former Nazi).

    T.C. Steinman 

T.C. Steinman

Van Fleet's vampire fledgling and assistant, he is tasked of bringing him victims to feed, get rid of any hunter lurking around and cleaning up evidence that would expose their existence. He is also Jewish and resents his master (a former Nazi, greatly).
  • Axe-Crazy: Not initially mind you, since he is fairly cool-headed, if a bitch grouchy. But he becomes completely psychotic during the assault on Van Fleet's building.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He is on the receiving end when Victor decapitates him with a single slash.
  • The Dragon: To Van Fleet, rather resentfully.
  • Oh, Crap!: When his ambush on the Order of the Red Hood backfires and he realizes he will have to report it to his boss, Steinman says "I am so screwed".
  • No-Sell: He shrugs off a crucifix being flashed at him because he is Jewish.
  • Off with His Head!: Steinman gets decapitated by Van Fleet.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Steinman suffers one after being fired by Van Fleet and attempting to warn him about Alex and the hunters. He proceeds to raid his building with his goons, slaughter everyone inside, even the cops that arrive to arrest him.
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    The Knights Templar 

The Knights Templar

The religious crusader order from Medieval Times, after their dissolution in 1312, the Templars were re-organized into an independent supernatural hunting force that kept a watch on the darklings (the all-incompassing term they use to refer to creatures such as vampires, werewolves, demons and etc). They also have a sub-group within their organization known as Order of the Dragon (inspired by the monarchical order which Vlad the Impaler and Skanderbeg belonged to), as well as authority over other hunting groups like the Order of the Red Hood.
  • Church Militant: They are an religious organization devoted to fight monsters, albeit one independent from the Catholic Church.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: They suffer one at the hands of Ekimus when he arrives demanding they release Alex and if it wasn't for Saint George's Big Damn Heroes moment, they would all have died. The Templars are seemingly destroyed by Victor Van Fleet almost singlehandedly.
  • Drugs Are Bad: As if using battle-drugs wasn't terrible enough, it turns out they are made from angels' harvested body parts.
  • Elite Mooks: The Order of the Dragon, picked among the most skilled and formidable Templars.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: The Dragons were already formidable Elite Mooks, but they harvest Angel blood to gain supernatural strength and durability.
  • Enemy Mine: Following the Chalkdyri invasion, they take sides with the Order of the Red Hood and other benevolent darklings in fighting off the dragons.
  • Insane Troll Logic: They rationalize their angel hunting to harvest their organs because they were sent by Heaven as a reward to their mortal champions.
  • Fantastic Racism: Believes that all darklings should be exterminated, whether if they are good or evil.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: An quite exaggerated example, being a all-human organization so corrupt that even creatures of light such as angels are not exempt from their cruelty (although their reasons are different than their hatred of all darklings).
  • Knight Templar: The order as whole, quite literally. They aim to protect mankind from darklings.
  • Noodle Incident: Its mentioned once that they were somehow involved with the Cuban missile crisis, implying that involved supernatural creatures however, the specifics are not said.

Barnebau D'Orense

Grandmaster of the Knights Templar.
  • Bald of Evil: Sometimes he is depicted with a receding hairline, other times he is completely shaven... The fact is, there isn't much hair on top of his head and he is a cruel Knight Templar.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a black beard and is a cruel Knight Templar.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He completely breaks and loses his resolve after Lisseth and her minions slaughter every templar in his stronghold, leaving him as the sole survivor (though not for very long)...
  • French Jerk: Although D'Orense is a Jerkass that also happens to be French.
  • Famous Ancestor: He is the last descendant of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the patron saint of the Templars.
  • Hypocrite: D'Orense loathed all darklings yet, he kept a freakin' dragon imprisoned beneath his fortress to use it against Saint George in the event he ever went rogue.
  • Karmic Death: Shortly after admitting that he imprisoned a dragon to use it against Saint George in case he would have gone rogue or refused to work with them, he is immediately incinerated by it.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: As if his Fantastic Racism against darklings wasn't bad enough, he also throws misogynistic insults towards Scarlet promising that he will make a breeding slut out of her for lesser knights. Its vaguely implied he is racist too, since he is surprised Saint George reincarnated as a black man.

Erik

D'Orense's second-in-command and the Templars field-commander.
  • Blood Knight: Unlike D'Orense who is The Fundamentalist, Erik enjoys killing darklings more out of sport than any sense of duty or self-righteousness. Case in point, after returning from one mission he carries many trophies of his victims with him, as if he came back from a successful hunt.
  • The Captain: His rank within the Knights Templar.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Inflicts it on Alex, by locking him inside a electric cage and starving him out of blood.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He is blinded and then torn apart by a horde of angry darklings.
  • Devoured by the Horde: He gets mauled to death by several angry monsters.
  • The Dragon: To D'Orense.
  • Eye Scream: He gets his left eye slashed by Alex when attempting to restrain him. Scarlet later stabs him in his other eye with an arrow.
  • Karmic Death: He gets blinded by a woman in love with the vampire he tortured just before he is devoured alive by several darklings.
  • Jerkass: The man gets his kicks off by torturing an innocent vampire and is indifferent about civilians getting caught in the crossfire.

    Sapha 

Sapha

The first of the Chalkdyri and the strongest dragon. A being of incalculable power that also attempted to destroy mankind in the Genesis, he was imprisoned deep in the Tartarus.
  • The Dragon: Becomes one to Lisseth as soon as he is released.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He is a borderline example - ancient as time itself from a time before mankind and so powerful that the forces of Heaven couldn't destroy him, only lock him up beneath the Tartarus. He isn't even destroyed by the end, merely trapped in the Void where he can never escape again.
  • Expy: To the Beast of Revelation in the Apocalypse. He is a dragon with multiple heads whose release signals the end times.
  • Fate Worse than Death: His ultimate fate is being trapped inside a Void to be endlessly killed by Saint George's shade forever.
  • The Juggernaut: Even things designed to kill dragons do not destroy him, though they do damage him a great deal. It takes George trapping him in the Void of Eternity at cost of his own life to defeat him for good.
  • Keystone Army: The Chalkdyri race is tied to him, whatever happens to him is reflected in his kin.
  • Monster Progenitor: To the dragon race.
  • Multiple Head Case: He has at least 7 heads.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Trapped inside the Tartarus following the Chalkdyri's defeat.

    Lisseth 

Lisseth

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The Mother of All Vampires. She was originally a woman and one of the first of her race, who became an outcast from her people due to her cruelty. After falling in love with Ekimus, she drank his blood and rose as the first vampire in existence.
  • Big Bad: The primary one in the series. Although she shares the role with Victor, she is the bigger threat as Alex was created so he could defeat her.
  • Biblical Bad Guy: She was Adam's first wife and the very first female human in existence.
  • The Corrupter: She turned the previous chosen one Victor Van Fleet to her side.
  • Dark Action Girl: Oh yell yes. She is the most powerful vampire in existence, on the account of being the first one in existence. Even as a human, she was more violent and vicious than her mate, who belonged to an inhuman race corrupted by the Devil and fought as one of his most powerful generals.
  • Expy: She is Lilith in everything but the name.
  • It's All About Me: A flashback reveals this was the reason that pushed her to become a vampire. When Lucifer offered to restore his old friend to his prestigious position in Hell after him and his wife were living as outcasts among mortals, Ekimus declined much to Lisseth's displeasure since she wanted a better life and he didn't think about her needs. As payback, she had slit his arm while he slept, drank his blood and became the first vampire.
  • Lady in Red: She wears long and red dresses favoring some generous Absolute Cleavage.
  • Long-Lived: As a human before she becoming a vampire, Lisseth lived for ages alongside Ekimus but it was clear she never was immortal.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Her long-term goal. The first step involved tricking Ekimus into releasing the Chalkdyri from their prison and annihilating all humans. With the death of all humans, both God and Lucifer would have been extremely weakened without sustenance of prayers and souls. She would then use the power she stole from the Tree of Life to destroy them both when they are at their most vulnerable, as well as all of creation of which she would then rebuild it in her own image.
  • Monster Progenitor: For the vampire race.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: While living with Ekimus, Lisseth constantly preyed upon the humans driving them to live further and further away from civilization. Justified, since Ekimus turned into a pacifist after his retirement and wanted to live in peace.
  • The Vamp: Seductive and absolutely irredeemable.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She kills a little girl along with her father while they were taking refuge in a church as she was laying waste upon the world.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: She pines for Alex the moment she sees him. She also used to be in love with Ekimus after he became The Atoner.

Other Characters

    Julie 

Julie

Alex's girlfriend at the start of the series, they have a strained relationship because of his moody behavior. She dies very early into the story.
  • Disposable Woman: Poor Julie only exists to die and motivate Alex to get revenge against his vampire makers.
  • The Lost Lenore: Even though she died in the third issue, her death continues to haunt Alex for the following issues.
  • Stuffed in the Fridge: Julie was murdered by the Jelly Bats in revenge for Alex killing Rose's lover.

    Stella 

Stella

A really, really strange old woman who appears to provide help to the heroes.
  • Ambiguously Human: At first glance she looks like a ordinary human, but she lives among monsters in Sheol City (who are usually hostile to humans) and she also turns up alive and well after being killed by a Templar. Her true nature is initially baffling since she is neither a vampire, demon, angel or a wholly different kind of creature. The final issue reveals she is the anthropomorphic incarnation of Fate itself.
  • Cloudcuckoo Lander: Stella speaks a lot of nonsense, like saying that famed athlete Babe Ruth should have been a chosen one.
  • Mysterious Protector: To Alex and his friends.

    Lucifer 

Lucifer

Yep, That one. The Archangel who rebelled against God and performed a rebellion to usurp all of his creation. He lost obviously, but was granted control of the Underworld to watch over the wicked. Despite being "Father of All Evil", he isn't that bad of a guy personally, nor an antagonist to the heroes at least directly.
  • Affably Evil: He is a genuinely pleasant fellow that anyone would befriend very easily, at least until they realize his true nature.
  • Benevolent Boss: Surprisingly. While Ekimus expressed shame of fighting on Lucifer's side and requested release from his service so he could atone for his crimes, Lucifer gracefully heeded his request with no hard feelings. And when his old friend was going through hard times living as an outcast, he offered his old place back.
  • The Corrupter: Turned the entire Grigori race and several angels against God in his bid to take over Creation.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Pleasantries aside, its established that nearly everything bad in the setting can be traced back to him - the Grigori and the Chalkdyri's corruption and even the indirect creation of vampirekind (See It's All About Me on Lisseth's entry) and he is far more powerful than the Big Bad herself. With that said, he doesn't get involved in the story directly and outside of flashbacks, appears in only one issue.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: In his human form, he dresses himself in a white suit.
  • Pet the Dog: Saves Alex from being executed by the Angelic Host and resurrects their other victims killed in the bar.
  • Satan is Good: He has shades of this trope since its revealed that he is currently in good terms with God and is even offered redemption, but refuses because he likes his job as Lord of Hell.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Instead of being this trope, he functions as the "can" in question by imprisoning many horrors in Hell.

    The Angelic Host 

The Angelic Host

The Seven Archangels from the Bible, they compose the highest authority from Heaven second only to God. They manifest themselves in the mortal plane to personally deliver judgment on humans.
  • All Crimes Are Equal: Being a sinner - any kind of sinner - is enough to earn the death penalty from them. They execute a AIDS victim in a bar in the same way they do a woman that left her daughter to die outside her home.
  • Big Good: Averted. Despite being the highest, most pro-active force of Light in this setting (compared to God), they don't lift a finger to deal with Lisseth or (with the exception of one member) help Alex in any way, in fact they previously attempted to have him killed for being a vampire.
  • Break the Haughty: They pay dearly for blocking Ekimus' path and prevent him from assisting Alex defeat Lisseth, as she proceeded to drain their immortality and powers.
  • Celestial Paragons and Archangels: The Seven Archangels are as follows.
    • Archangel Michael is their leader quite obviously. A cold and hard Lawful Stupid Knight Templar.
    • Archangel Gabriel is The Chick, the only female in the group and the second most moral person after...
    • Archangel Raphael, the resident Nice Guy and the one most willing to defend the innocent and those who have lost their way.
    • Zariel, the Angel of Death and a massive Jerkass.
    • Raguel, The Generic Guy, he is the only angel to vote in Alex's favor besides Gabrielle and Raphael because he is uncertain about their methods of summarily judging people.
    • Remiel, The Quiet One who according to Lucifer does whatever Michael tells him to.
    • Uriel, The Voiceless said to be the Plague Angel who unleashed many diseases upon the world, including AIDS according to Lucifer.
  • Council of Angels: They more or less run Heaven and render judgment on angels that break the law instead of the Big Man doing it Himself. While they claim to perform God's will, its clear they are acting independently on what they believe to be His will.
  • Gender Flip: Gabriel is traditionally always male, but here he is depicted as Gabrielle.
  • Fat Bastard: Zariel is noticeably more chunky than the other ones and easily the most despicable.
  • Hate Sink: While they aren't necessarily villains, they are obstructive, self-righteous hypocrites who are designed to be despised by the readers for persecuting mortals and hindering the heroes, instead of taking any measures against the Big Bad.
  • Holier Than Thou: Its forbidden for normal angels to willingly murder humans regardless of their deeds, only the Angelic Host is permitted to lay judgment on them.
  • Lawful Stupid: It becomes even worse during the series' climax where they they attempt to obstruct Ekimus from confronting Lisseth because Alex has to fulfill his role as The Chosen One by himself. If it wasn't for Lisseth draining their powers and Van Fleet's timely arrival, they would have likely doomed all of existence.
  • Light Is Not Good: While two or maybe three individual members are sympathetic, the group as a whole represent the biggest example in the series.
  • Knight Templar: They believe they are doing God's will by smiting sinners.
  • Jerkass: While their individuals tend to vary, Zariel is easily the worst one since he is the most adamant in executing Alex and being generally unpleasant.
  • The Scourge of God: Its implied by Lucifer that AIDS was created by Uriel in the first place to "wipe out degenerates".
  • Skewed Priorities: "Let's punish The Hero for being a vampire instead of looking out for the Big Bad that threatens mankind and who also happens to be a vampire too".
  • The Smurfette Principle: Gabrielle is the only female among the seven.
  • Token Good Teammate: Raphael and Gabrielle are the most outwardly-compassionate and kind-hearted of this whole bunch, with the latter being the most proactive one in assisting the heroes.
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