Played By: Neil Gaiman (in "Once Upon A Time"), Dennis Haysbert (season 5 on)
First appearance: "Once Upon a Time" (3x26, voice), "Spoiler Alert" (5x08, physical appearance)
Lucifer and Amenadiel's father. You may have heard of him.
- Abusive Parents: Considering that he threw his own son out of Heaven and essentially forced him into running Hell for billions of years, he definitely qualifies. Plus he threw his own wife in there and made Lucifer guard his mother. He's also emotionally abusive to Amenadiel, and while willing to appear to stop Lucifer, Michael, and Amenadiel from fighting, he took no actions to prevent Uriel's death. However, Season 5 proves that God really does care and love his children, and seeks to reconcile with Lucifer.
- All-Powerful Bystander: Until Season 5 he apparently never got involved in anything. Not even the destruction of the multiverse was a big enough problem for him to get involved, though it is possible that he knew the multiverse would be restored.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: In-Universe. For most of the series the only information we had on him was from his family, mainly Lucifer and Amenadiel, who both had their own ideas on what he's like: Lucifer thought he was a sanctimonious Jerkass God while Amenadiel had a more favorable opinion of him. Though in Season 2, Amenadiel, while still not agreeing with Lucifer on the subject, admits that he has come to see that their father has a tendency to overreact.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Ten times more embarrassing than Goddess, which is saying something.
- Badass Baritone: When he finally appears in person halfway through Season Five, he has the deep, booming voice to match his sheer power — just one declaration of, "That's enough!" stops the fight his three sons Lucifer, Amenadiel, and Michael are having.
- Berserk Button:
- His family fighting. He makes his appearance when Lucifer, Michael and Amenadiel are fighting each other and he conjures a thunderstorm with a booming "That's enough!" when they start fighting again at the dinner table.
- He's shown a certain possessiveness towards his wife, displaying a type of hatred towards Dan because of their relations, even exploding and unexploding him on a whim. After spending time as a human, he assures Dan that he is not mad (or at least had gotten over it) over what he and his ex-wife had done.
- Beware the Nice Ones: His default personality is somewhere between relaxed and polite indifference. However, one must not forget that this is the God of the Abrahamic Faiths and while he can be good, he can also be wrathful, jealous and even petty. Just ask Dan after he exploded Dan for sleeping with his (ex-)wife before undoing it in an instant, he, Lucifer and Dan the only ones any the wiser.
- The Chessmaster: In Season 2, it is revealed that he sent Amenadiel to help Chloe's mother get pregnant when she and her husband couldn't conceive, the first and only time he had Amenadiel do this. Amenadiel and Goddess speculate that he did this to set Lucifer and Chloe on a path to meet from the moment of her conception. For most of the show, it's unclear why that is, other than desiring for Lucifer to be happy — until Season 5B, where it gradually becomes clear that it was so Chloe could help Lucifer go under the proper Character Development needed to fulfill his eventual role as God's successor.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: He's extremely not happy about Dan and his ex-wife's time together, so much so that he literally murders Dan (he undoes it afterwards, but still!). Later turns out he doesn't really care that much... Or so he pretends. Considering how fast Goddess and he reconcile, and keeping in mind the fact he exploded Dan, something which was needlessly cruel, one has to wonder if he didn't put up a front.
- Dissonant Serenity: His default mood is calm certainty. While this can come across as reassuring for some, his sons have come to see this as cold and indifferent.
- Divine Race Lift: Played with. While it turns out Lucifer's denial of his father looking like Morgan Freeman is not entirely true, his true form was never actually shown in the comics (although he did take the form of an elderly white man when speaking with Elaine).
- Easily Forgiven: He's got that all-loving thing down pat. Back in season 2 Uriel was certain that given the opportunity he would forgive Goddess (which he does when they reunited in season 5) and he never so much as bats an eye at Michael's manipulations of him or any of the other angels. The only time he ever so much as raises his voice is when Lucifer and Michael are arguing in front of him.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Implied. His wife's true form is a pure being of energy, and they apparently lit up the universe with their first time having sex, which means they must be similar in some way. However, when he appears on Earth, he takes a normal human form, not requiring a host or releasing all-consuming energy like his wife.
- The Ghost: Until Season Five, he's often mentioned by Lucifer and Amenadiel but never actually puts in an appearance. It ends up being Played for Drama, with Lucifer calling his father a "selfish bastard" who never bothers to even so much as speak to his children, to say nothing of the wars humanity has fought over it.
- God: The Christian god, father of Lucifer and so on and so forth.
- God Is Flawed: God Is Good, yes, but he's also this, and it is hard for him to admit it. His primary flaw is that he tries not to interfere with matters between his children, both because he's God and he respects free will, and also because he's a father and wants them to be able to live their own lives. However, he's also omniscient and truly wants what's best for them, so he will interfere in subtle ways to nudge them into a place he believes will be better for them, even if it takes a while for them to get to that point because he plays the long game. This causes his children to view him as a Manipulative Bastard who toys with their lives behind the scenes but refuses to help them or give them answers when they confront him directly, and he doesn't seem to realize that his conflicting behaviors are why they hate him and are the cause of many of their personality flaws.
- God Is Good: Father Lawrence and Amenadiel regard him as this, though at the least, he's a case of Good Is Not Nice / Good Is Not Soft. When he officially appears, he ultimately shows that yes, he truly is a Nice Guy.
- Hands-Off Parenting: Granted, his children are adults now (and are apparently born that way) but he still doesn't seem to make time for any of them. As Season 5B shows, this has made the family completely dysfunctional and most of his children are committed to their roles because that's all they've ever done, not because they take any real joy in their jobs or see the importance in what they do, which is no doubt contrary to his intentions. Only Azrael, and eventually Amenadiel and Lucifer have learned the lessons he wanted them to, and that's partly because they interact with humans on a regular basis.
- Hypocrite: In several ways:
- States he is distant and hardly intervenes out of a desire for humans and angels to take responsibility for their own decisions and the ensuing consequences. He dislikes his non-interference being interpreted as interfering through "mysterious ways." Yet, he intervenes in subtle ways to make sure people make the decisions he wants them to make so they do what he wants regardless of anything else. He works through "mysterious ways" instead of being open and honest giving other people every reason to think he is up to something.
- What exactly will set him off to bring about his wrath depends on who is doing it. Lucifer's rebellion earned exile to Hell and generally put down. Yet Michael's actions of being just as bad if not worse are ignored.
- I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: D.B. Woodside and Dennis Haysbert played brothers on 24.
- In Mysterious Ways: It's lampshaded repeatedly that no one actually knows how much he is interfering. The only confirmed event he had a hand in was having Amenadiel bless Chloe's parents so that they could conceive. In fact, the alternate universe episode "Once Upon a Time" strongly implies that he did nothing else. In that episode, the alternate universe was the result of him nudging a bullet a few inches over so that Chloe's father didn't die.
- Innocently Insensitive: When he finally appears, he comes across as a well-meaning and friendly guy who doesn't realize how hurtful some of his actions came across to his children.
- Jerkass God: Lucifer certainly thinks so, based on casting Lucifer out of Heaven and making him run Hell. In truth, he's actually quite pleasant to be around, but his omniscience makes it difficult for him to be a good father to his children.
- Karma Houdini: Despite finally admitting he was a poor father and husband and that a lot of the problems in the series were his fault nothing happens to him. In the end, he gets exactly what he wants and dumbs all problems on someone else to fix.
- Lack of Empathy: Being omniscient and omnipotent, he has serious trouble understanding any legitimate grievances his children or humans might have with him. Whenever anyone asks for help, he often denies them with a Non-Answer that, combined with his Dissonant Serenity, just upsets them even more. It is not until he spends time as a fallible, non-omniscient man does he start to experience a wider spectrum of feelings — the excitement of uncertainty, taste and digestion, fear of death, unpleasantness of physical pain and experiencing shock at his son's Devil-face firsthand — does he start to improve, eventually apologizing to his wife and sons and tells them he loves them before leaving with his ex-wife to her universe.
- Large and in Charge: His actor is 6'4 1/2.
- Like Father, Like Son: While he would deny it, Lucifer has a lot in-common with God personality wise. They both suffer from a Lack of Empathy born of out ignorance then any genuine malice, can be apathetic to certain human customs, and tend to project their personal drama onto their police business. This is Played for Drama when Lucifer accuses him of being incapable of love, only to realize that, to his horror, he really is like his father.
- Not Me This Time: Amenadiel realizes that losing his wings and Lucifer losing his devil face had nothing to do with God, in both cases they made it happen because deep down inside they believed they deserved it.
- Not So Omniscient After All: While it's hard to tell if he is faking it or not, God is capable of being blind-sided despite being all-knowing, seeming genuinely surprised when Amenadiel realizes that Michael was Gaslighting him into thinking he was losing control of his powers. In the end, he admits that while he tried his hardest, he could have been a better father, implying that a lot of his Dissonant Serenity was him Becoming the Mask.
- Obnoxious In-Laws: Lilith states in "It Never Ends Well with the Chicken" that her leaving Adam was partly attributed to her terrible relationship with his father.
- Omniscient Morality License: Father Lawrence attributes Lucifer's banishment to a case of this, and Amenadiel (somewhat unconvincingly) maintains that his own fall from grace is a case of this as well.
- Mathematician's Answer: His default response to any question thrown at him is usually a vague platitude or a Non-Answer that only serves to confuse and infuriate other people. It is not until he had spent time as a mortal man did he start giving any clear answers, and even then they tend to fall under alternate interpretations.
- Parental Favoritism: Lucifer and Amenadiel believe he plays favourites. By the end of Season 2, it seems that he does indeed — to Amenadiel's surprise and delight.
- Parental Neglect: Gets called out on this by Amenadiel, who says he's finished trying to please his father, who isn't even around.
- Parents as People:
- If his narration from "Once Upon a Time" is to be believed, he just wants what's best for Lucifer.
- Season 5B proves this to be true. God really does love all his children, but his desire to give them free will and let them make their own choices instead made him seem distant and hard to please.
- Poor Communication Kills: As Lucifer and Amenadiel point out, a lot of problems in the series would be solved if he simply communicated. The situation with Uriel, for instance.
- Power Incontinence: He starts to lose control over his divine powers in season five which has some unfortunate side effects when he's on Earth. It eventually turns out that Michael just manipulated God into thinking his powers were failing as part of Michael's plot to usurp God and take the job for himself.
- The Powers That Be: How he operates. He almost never leaves Heaven, and though Lucifer constantly suspects everything of being one of his schemes, how much he actually does is always ambiguous.
- Scary Black Man: His real appearance is as a tall, friendly-looking black man. On the other hand, this is the most powerful being in the universe we are talking about and nobody wants to mess with him.
- Walking Spoiler: While he was full of spoilers beforehand, his official appearance in Season 5 makes him even more that.
Played By: Scott Mac Arthur
First appearance: "My Best Fiend's Wedding" (6x07)
The First Man, husband of Eve, father of Cain and Abel, and ancestor of all humans.
- Arranged Marriage: Both of his marriages were arranged by God, and neither ended well.
- The Ghost: He's discussed by Eve and Lilith, but never makes an appearance until season 6 when he shows up to try and bring Eve back to Heaven.
- He-Man Woman Hater: His views on women are rather backwards, insisting that men should have control over women and regarding Eve's impending wedding to Maze as a cry for help. This is unsurprising since standards for how men should behave have evolved considerably since Adam was alive; both Lilith and Eve were literally created for him but until Linda set him straight he didn't see any reason to change.
- It's All About Me: He's very self-important and assumes that Eve getting engaged to Maze is just her trying to get his attention.
- Lazy Husband: Eve complains that he liked to laze around, which only got worse after Heaven started getting ESPN.
- Pet the Dog: After his Character Development, he wants to walk Eve to the altar, but the latter politely declines, saying that she wants to be her own woman for once.
- The Armies of Heaven: If you can call a dozen or so angels an "army".
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Angels are shown to possess physiologies based around self-actualization. Their appearance and abilities reflect their personalities and mental states and can change as Character Development sets in. Lucifer is The Hedonist who can draw out people's desires, Michael is The Sociopath that brings out people's fears, Gabriel is a gossip with a limited level of Omniscience, and so on.
- Dysfunctional Family: While at first the Host of Heaven is portrayed as its own civilization with its hat being "Always Lawful Good", the series reveals that they are much more like this.
- Fantastic Racism: Some reveal their hatred of humans, and with God gone, they can wipe them out if they chose. They (except Zadkiel) even laugh at Lucifer for only choosing to become God out of love for a human.
- Geas: One of the main rules imposed onto the angels by God is that they are forbidden from killing humans. While specifics are never given, Lucifer and Mazikeen imply that an Exodus-style event would occur, this being one of the reasons why Lucifer is reluctant to break this rule despite his daddy issues. After God leaves the universe, it seems this rule is no longer enforceable, Michael killing the human that stole Amendiel's necklace with nothing happening.
- God Is Inept: In Season 6, after Lucifer delays his coronation as God, his siblings take a hand at answering prayers in his stead. Seeing as none of them have interacted with humanity on any sort of regular basis besides Azrael (who's too busy collecting dead souls to be of any help), nor have God's omniscience to make up for that deficiency, they're horrible at it. So much so that they nearly cause The End of the World as We Know It.
- Hollywood Genetics: Despite being siblings, angels come in a wide variety of ethnicities and appearances that it would be unlikely you would tell they were related at first.
- Our Angels Are Different: All angels are the product of the two gods (God and Goddess) that created the universe and act at their biological children, though half the time they act more in a master/servant relationship with God. They are all Winged Humanoids that come in a variety of ethnicities and feathered wings. While angels are capable of having sex and have genders, they were born as adults and are naturally sterile, the only exception being Amenadiel, siring a son with Linda when his self-actualization temporarily turned him human, and later Lucifer, having a daughter with Chloe when she was temporarily given enhanced abilities due to a divine object. While they lack the raw, omnipotent power of their parents, they are capable of manifesting a variety of powers unique to themselves through self-actualization. While not as fragile as humans, there are certain things that can kill (or at least wound) them; it is implied that eating their hearts could kill them for certain (a reference to the comics), along with demon-forged weapons, Azrael's Blade, and each other.
- Personality Powers: While their parents are literal gods, angels each have their own distinct and unique abilities, though whether their parents give them these abilities or it's a side-effect of their self-actualization is kept vague.
- Superior Species: While in a lot of ways they are superior to humans in a practical sense (flight, immortality, extremely durable), they also tend to think of themselves as superior in a moral and mental capacity. If Lucifer wasn't a big enough clue for you, this is revealed later to be false, angels perfectly capable of fallibility just like humans.
Played By: Michael Imperioli
First appearance: "Weaponizer" (2x05)
- Adaptational Villainy: Uriel is the Only Sane Man in the comics, willing to hear Mazikeen out and basically keeping the Heavenly Host together. In the series, this is not the case.
- Awesome by Analysis: Uriel's main power is seeing and understanding "patterns" and using them to predict (and influence) events and, once he's seen someone fighting, able to defeat even the most skilled combatants.
- Deader Than Dead: After being stabbed with Azrael's blade. Anyone that is killed by this blade does not go to Heaven or Hell, they cease to exist.
- Disaster Dominoes: Uriel is able to produce a chain of events set off by a minor tweak in the environment that results in what he wants to happen. He threatens to play a single note on an organ in an abandoned church that will set off a series of events resulting in Chloe's death two days later, and Lucifer knows it's not an idle threat.
- Did Not See That Coming: Says this verbatim when Lucifer stabs him with Azrael's blade.
- Fantastic Racism: Even after being attacked, Uriel has no intention of finishing him off with Azrael's blade because Lucifer is his brother and another angel, however fallen. He shows only minor regret at having to kill a human if Lucifer won't cooperate, and shows delight at having the chance to fight and kill a demon like Maze.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Is never mentioned by the characters after Season 2, except during an Alternate Universe episode in the third season where he is mentioned to still be alive. Even when God appears in Season 5B Lucifer never mentions him nor does the Goddess when she reappears, despite the two of them being deeply affected by his death. Finally subverted in Season 6, but even then he's only mentioned briefly by Lucifer in regards to his Hell Loop.
- Godzilla Threshold: If Lucifer won't return their mother to Hell, Uriel is prepared to kill her with Azrael's blade, which won't send the victim to Heaven or Hell but simple non-existence. Lucifer is horrified he's willing to go that far.
- Loophole Abuse: Lucifer first assumes that Chloe is safe from Uriel because he's forbidden from harming humans, but is quickly corrected that it means he can't harm humans directly. The harm coming at the end of one of a series of Disaster Dominoes, on the other hand...
- Middle Child Syndrome: While they were growing up, he often got ignored in favour of Amenadiel, the oldest child and their father's right hand, and Lucifer, the youngest child and attention-hogging troublemaker. Up to Eleven in Season 5B where his death is not mentioned by anyone including God and the Goddess, proving that he really wasn't as special to them as their other children.
- Pet the Dog: He still thinks of Lucifer as his brother, admitting he would never use Azrael's blade on him.
- Race Lift: Black in the comics, white in the adaptation.
- Rogue Agent: God didn't order Uriel to Earth to force Lucifer to honor the deal or to threaten Chloe, Uriel did it on his own initiative for what he believes is the greater good.
- Too Powerful to Live: He has proven to be one of the most dangerous adversaries that Lucifer had to face so far. In his debut episode, he was able to defeat Maze, a weakened Amenadiel, and Lucifer in a fight, came dangerously close to killing Chloe twice, and would have likely succeeded if given a third chance. Ultimately, Lucifer was forced to make him Deader Than Dead at the end of the first episode he appeared in.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Uriel really thinks he's doing the right thing, and is willing to go to measures Lucifer finds appalling, such as killing an innocent human, stealing Azrael's weapon, and condemning a soul to utter non-existence.
Played By: Charlyne Yi
First appearance: "Boo Normal" (3x25)
- Affectionate Nickname: Rae-Rae is the nickname Lucifer used to call her. Ella also calls her that, but that's because she only knows Azrael by that name.
- Artifact of Doom: Azrael's Blade causes any human who touches it to feel the need to kill, and they will do so over the most absurdly minor disagreement or annoyance.
- Asian and Nerdy: She is played by Charlyne Yi of Filipino descent and shares a lot of interests with Ella.
- Bad Liar: Her attempts to explain her presence are less than convincing, to say the least. Ella is pretty bad at spotting her lies, but even she isn't fooled by Azrael's terrible attempt to pretend to psychically contact a ghost.
- Big Brother Worship: Lucifer is apparently her favorite brother.
- Don't Fear the Reaper: She's a clingy nerd who goes by "Rae-Rae".
- Expy: An incredibly chipper Perky Goth who looks too young for her job (but really really isn't), which job is to meet every human at the time of their passing and help them pass on; she is basically Death of the Endless. Fitting, as she is also a Neil Gaiman character along with Lucifer himself.
- The Ghost: Up until the third season, she is only mentioned both in reference to her Blade and that she isn't the most pleasant person to be around. While one would assume this is because she is cold or cruel, in reality it's because she is incredibly lonely and needy.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: She wants to spend time with humans, but normally she only meets dead ones, who are rather understandably morose. When Ella survived a car crash as a child (Azrael thought she was going to die, but it turned out to be a false alarm), Azrael quickly bonded with her since she's so friendly.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Platonic version; as the Angel of Death, she doesn't have much free time on her hands, so she sent Ella to meet Lucifer instead of being with them herself.
- Nice Girl: She's an absolute sweetheart who only wants to spend time with her favorite brother and Ella.
- Perky Goth: She's very chipper, and dresses in gothic clothing in her true identity. Less so as Rae-Rae.
- Preemptive Apology: In "A Chance at a Happy Ending", she apologizes to Lucifer seconds before she reaps Chloe.
- Punch-Clock Villain: In "A Chance at a Happy Ending". She doesn't participate in her siblings' war, but does reap Chloe. Not because she sides with Michael, but because that's her job.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She spent years pretending to be Ella's ghost friend so that she could continue to hang out with her. She is still hurt by the fact that Ella made her go away.
- Samus Is a Girl: In-Universe, Linda's surprised that the Angel of Death is "a chick".
- Shipper on Deck: Of the non-romantic variety. She wants to hang out with Ella all the time, but also wants to be with Lucifer. Due to the incredibly busy nature of her work, she can't have either of them, so she sets out to make sure the two will at least have each other as friends. Lucifer assumes this is yet another manipulation from dear old Dad, but when he realizes it's what she really wants, he makes a genuine effort to get to know Ella better.
- Team Switzerland: Despite her close bond with Lucifer she doesn't take sides during his conflict with Michael and only shows up at the battle because she has to be there to reap Chloe.
- Troll: She mentions that she and Lucifer used to screw with Amenadiel all the time.
- Workaholic: The reason why she couldn't go down to Hell and reconcile with Lucifer: people are dying all the time.
Played By: Vinessa Vidotto
First appearance: "Orgy Pants to Work" (4x06)
- Action Girl: She's a Warrior Angel, and fought alongside Amenadiel in ancient times.
- Adaptational Heroism: Remiel was an unambiguous villain in the comics, even attempting to destroy a man's soul for preaching about redemption in Hell. Here, she's much more reasonable, even leaving Amenadiel alone after he explains his situation to her.
- Affectionate Nickname: Her siblings call her "Remy".
- Blade on a Stick: She carries one, the only angel shown thus far to wield a weapon (Azrael used to carry a knife, but by the time she appears, the knife has been destroyed).
- Braids of Action: She wears numerous small braids throughout her hair, adding to her fierce appearance.
- Broken Pedestal: She looked up to Amenadiel before the start of the series, and much of her attitude reflects how he used to feel about humanity. Needless to say, she is less than thrilled about his sudden change of heart.
- Gender Flip: Remiel was male in the comics, and was changed to female in the show.
- Enemy Mine: Remiel is not very found of Lucifer, but she sides with him during the succesion because, as much as she disliked him, she hated Michael more.
- Graceful Loser: She only backs down after Amenadiel defeats her in combat, noting that Amenadiel himself taught her that a warrior must accept defeat with dignity.
- Hidden Depths: Was apparently fond of hot tubs, according to Lucifer.
- Killed Off for Real: Michael stabs her with Azrael's blade after learning that she was acting as a mole for Lucifer. She has just enough strength to make it to Lucifer's apartment before she dies, which provides him and Chloe with enough clues to work out Michael's next steps.
- The Mole: Becomes this in Michael's faction, as while she doesn't get along with Lucifer, she can't stand Michael and doesn't want him taking their father's place.
- Pet the Dog: Despite her low opinion of humans and belief that Charlie (a human Angel hybrid) shouldnt have been conceived in the first place(as it goes against the rules) she insists that he be raised in heaven for his own good.
- Race Lift: Changed from being a white angel to an Asian one.
- Spock Speak: Speaks in a very formal, somewhat stilted manner. It emphasizes how disconnected she is from the mortal world compared to her brothers.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She's just doing what she thinks is best, even if she has to grievously wound Linda (though thankfully it never comes to that) or fight Amenadiel, in spite of her admiration for him.
Played By: Kimia Behpoornia
First appearance: "Nothing Lasts Forever" (5x14)
The Archangel Gabriel, another of the angelic siblings. Her gift is being able to transmit messages to any place, earning her the moniker "Angel of Messages."
- Cannot Keep a Secret: Amenadiel refers to her as "The Angel of Gossip" because she has a bad habit of blabbing everything she hears.
- Dimensional Traveller: She has the ability to travel anywhere, including to other universes, to deliver her messages.
- Gender-Blender Name: Gabriel is one of the more common biblical names since it sounds less fantastical then something like Azrael or Lucifer but is normally reserved for males.
- Gender Flip: The traditionally male Gabriel becomes female in this incarnation.
- Insistent Terminology: She's the "Angel of Messages", not "Gossip" despite what Amenadiel claims.
- The Mole: Appears to be working with Lucifer when she agrees to carry his message to the universe being run by their mother. She's actually sided with Michael and only agreed to Lucifer's request so she could enter the void and retrieve Azrael's blade.
- Stealth Pun: Being a gossip with her name one could easily call her "Gabby".
Played By: Joel Rush
First appearance: "Nothing Lasts Forever" (5x14)
The Archangel of Righteousness, Zadkiel is another of the angelic siblings.
- Embodiment of Virtue: He's the Angel of Righteousness and he follows this to the letter. When Lucifer appears for their father's retirement party, he acts as bouncer against him due to their history. With that said, when Lucifer admits that he is motivated by love (Lucifer famous for his honesty), he sides with him in the vote for the next God and even stands by him when it breaks out into a fight.
- HeelFace Turn: Initially sides with Michael but when Lucifer and Amenadiel arrive at the confrontation he's the only one who switches to Lucifer's side and stays there.
- Magic Staff: His weapon is a wooden staff made from the remains of the Tree of Life.
- Not So Above It All: To stall Michael's army while they wait for Maze's cavalry to arrive, he performs a ridiculous dance alongside everyone else on Lucifer's side.
- Sibling Rivalry: Frequently belittles Lucifer and admits that he was willing to meet Lucifer to discuss the swing vote so he could see him grovel. It's implied that even before Lucifer fell, he and Zadkiel did not get along.
- Token Good Teammate: He is the only angelic sibling who comes over to Lucifer's side for good reasons (recognizing that Lucifer's intentions are noble) instead of fear or hatred of Michael, even staying by his side when the vote turns violent.
Played By: Miles Burris
First appearance: "Is This Really How It's Going To End?!" (5x15)
The Archangel Jophiel, another of the angelic siblings.
- Better the Devil You Know: Ironically. He sides with Michael over Lucifer because, while he hates Michael, Michael was the one who can "make the trains run on time".
- Brainless Beauty: He's very handsome, and wears a robe that shows off his chest, but his siblings openly admit that he's an idiot.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: His attempts to grant the prayer of a prisoner that wanted to see his cat leads directly to Vincent Le Mec breaking out of prison and taking Rory hostage.
- Verbal Tic: Tends to end his sentences with "yo."
Played By: Ginifer King
First appearance: "Is This Really How It's Going To End?!" (5x15)
The Archangel Saraqael, another of the angelic siblings.
- In-Series Nickname: "Sara".
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She helped Lucifer during his rebellion in some way, but this caused God to ignore her for a very long time. As a result, she is rather wary of supporting Lucifer again.
- Not So Above It All: Almost immediately after telling Lucifer that she's above petty mortal desires, she starts fangirling over a celebrity chef that Lucifer called in a favor from.
Played By: Lauren Lapkus
First appearance: "Infernal Guinea Pig" (3x16)
- Adaptational Personality Change: Abel in The Sandman was a timid, sweet-natured storyteller who was constantly at his abusive brother's (lack of) mercy. This version was an Asshole Victim who also happened to be a Casanova Wannabe.
- All Men Are Perverts: He spends pretty much his entire debut episode ogling and hitting on women without shame. This is actually consistent with the Sandman version, who likes peeping in on girls' Erotic Dreams but is too timid to hit on them in person.
- Antiquated Linguistics: Though he speaks English, his vernacular is pretty dated.
- As the Good Book Says...: He tries to use the "be fruitful and multiply" bit as a pick-up line. In general his dialogue is peppered with pseudo-Biblical speech.
- Asshole Victim: According to Cain, Abel was just as bad as he and they both wanted to kill each other. Accordingly when Cain killed Abel, he became the first soul to be banished to Hell.
- Back from the Dead: Lucifer brings his spirit back from Hell and puts it in a living body.
- Casanova Wannabe: He loves the ladies, but his pickup lines are anything but subtle.
- Gender Bender: He comes back in a woman's body.
- Historical Hero Upgrade: In-universe. Abel is remembered as a pious man who was murdered by his jealous brother. In fact he was just as bad as Cain and would have killed him if Cain was not a better fighter. After his death, he became the first human soul to end up in Hell.
- Jerkass: Abel is, for the lack of a better word, a total tool. Cain has spent thousands of years trying to convince everyone that Abel was the real asshat between the two of them. That being said, while Abel may be a vain dick, he's still nowhere near as evil as Cain.
- Look Both Ways: At the end of the episode, he steps into the street without looking and narrowly avoids being run over by a taxi. While walking around the taxi, he's hit by an ambulance going the other way.
- Man, I Feel Like a Woman: He starts shamelessly fondling his breasts the instant Amenadiel points out that he's in a female body.
- Mythology Gag: Abel's comic book counterpart share the same unfortunate fate of repeatedly killed by his brother with the TV version being trapped in a hell loop.
- Polyamory: Tells Chloe and Charlotte they can both be his wives.
Played By: Graham McTavish
First appearance: "Save Lucifer" (4x09)
- Ascended Extra: In the original comics, Dromos is seen in a few panels of the Effrul arc, musing about how nice it would be to have a "proper king" (i.e. the Morningstar) again. In the series, he plays a much more important role.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Underestimated by both Lucifer and Maze, he ultimately achieves exactly what he wants: Lucifer returns to Hell and reclaims the infernal throne.
- Demonic Possession: Does this to Kinley so he can approach Lucifer on Earth. Lucifer had previously banned demons from doing this but Dromos decides that since Lucifer has renounced his throne the rules no longer apply.
- Faux Affably Evil: He is genuinely excited to see Lucifer again they first time they meet. He also has no problem turning on him the moment he proves unwilling to return with them to Hell. He isn't very friendly after that.
- Final Boss: While he only appears at the very end of the penultimate episode and the season finale, he ends up the true main villain of Season Four, using the deceased Kinley's body to wreak havoc on the human world and trying to make the newborn Charlie the King of Hell after Lucifer abdicates the throne.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Dromos reveals that Amenadiel wasn't lying in Season 1 — things are really bad in Hell without Lucifer there to run things. His methods are inexcusable, but he was right that Hell did need its ruler to keep it contained.
- Knight Templar: Dromos is adamant that Hell's demons need a king to rule them. He proves quite willing to do anything to achieve that goal.
- Loyal to the Position: Dromos is loyal to whomever holds the throne. Emphasis on the throne. When Lucifer abdicates, he immediately abandons his loyalty to him and seeks out a new king.
- The Starscream: Formerly loyal to Lucifer, he now seeks to replace him as ruler of Hell in the only way he can, be a regent for Lucifer's nephew.
Played by: AnnaLynne McCord
First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)
- Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-Prime in the late 1890s named Irma Rose.
- Dead Artists Are Better: After seeing news of her music sales topping the charts in the aftermath of her death, Chloe realizes that this is the murderer's motive.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Despite her being established as Lucifer's friend and Linda's client, Delilah is never mentioned again after the pilot (except in the alternate timeline).
- Really Gets Around: Slept with at least three men, one of whom is married. One of them didn't take well upon her rejection and paid someone to shoot her after she rejected him for the second time.
Played by: John Pankow, James Immekus (young), Andersen Bloomberg (child)
First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Part of the reason he killed Delilah was to get rich from her sold-out records, since "she owes [him]".
- Freudian Excuse: Lucifer and Chloe backtrack through his Hell loop and discover that the root of his rejection issues is his mother abandoning him in a motel room as a child so she could focus on her music.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: He is mentally broken after seeing Lucifer's true face and has to be confined in a mental hospital, with orderlies ready to restrain him from killing himself.
- Killed Offscreen: Season 6 episode "Yabba Dabba Do Me" reveals that he died in the mental hospital a year earlier.
- Not Good with Rejection: After Delilah rejected him twice, he decided to pay a drug dealer to kill her. This is actually the root of all his problems a his mother abandoned him as a child, leaving with a man who said he was only holding her back in her music career.
- Small Role, Big Impact: His ordering Delilah's murder is what brings Lucifer and Chloe together.
- Starter Villain: The first person Lucifer helped Chloe arrest. But wasn't actually the first person he helped put behind bars.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: His soon-to-be wife is, suffice to say, a knockout, and it becomes clear that she does not marry him out of love.
Played by: Evan Arnold
First appearance: "Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil." (1x02)
- Back for the Dead: Comes back in the first season's penultimate episode to get killed by Malcolm so he can frame Lucifer for the deed.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: As with Jimmy Barnes, he goes mad after seeing Lucifer's true face and constantly hounds him and tries to tell everyone else the truth.
- Hypocrite: In his first appearance, he pretends to be a street preacher, despite not believing in stuffs about God, the Devil and the like. As Lucifer aptly says before he shows him his true face:Lucifer: If there is one thing [the Devil] doesn't like, it's a fake.
Played By: Dawn Olivieri
First appearance: "Manly Whatnots" (1x04)
- Fair Cop: Olivia's a pretty cop in the LAPD.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Allows Lucifer to help the force by appointing him as a civilian consultant once he helps nail Benny as the real suspect in "Sweet Kicks"...and sleeps with her.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She hasn't been seen since Season 1. Since there's a new lieutenant in Season 3, she was likely promoted to Chief of Police, due to what happened in episode five of Season 1.
Played by: Rebecca De Mornay
First appearance: "Pops" (1x10)
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Introduces herself to everyone as Chloe's sister and also tries to groom Trixie to be an actress.
- Birds of a Feather: She and Lucifer instantly become close when it's found out that Lucifer likes her films and both have the same taste in food.
- Canon Immigrant: She and her husband eventually appear in the 2018 Lucifer series.
- Divine Date: With God himself, in "Nothing Lasts Forever". However, God opines that while Penelope is nice, she is far too young for his taste.
- Mystical Pregnancy: Decades ago, she had trouble conceiving a child, despite wanting one. Then Amenadiel came and blessed her, which made her receptive to pregnancy. That child? Chloe Decker.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a laconic but awesome one to Charlotte, who defends John Decker's killer during his trial. Of course, Penelope doesn't know that Charlotte is not really Charlotte, but rather the Goddess of Creation, which makes it even more awesome.Penelope: You're a mother, aren't you?Goddess: Yes.Penelope: Then shame on you.
Played by: Jeremiah Birkett
First appearance: "Everything's Coming Up Lucifer" (2x01)
- Back for the Dead: His appearance in the first part of season five. He's a new resident in hell, with Chloe, Maze, and Ella investigating his murder.
- Butt-Monkey: Gets humiliated in every episode he appears.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: As revealed in the second half of season 5, he's the first person to ever let go of his guilt and leave Hell, earning his place in Heaven, with some guidance from Lucifer. Lucifer eventually decides in the series finale that his own true calling is to guide others to do the same.
- Once a Season: From season 2 onward, he appears in each season's first episode. Season five breaks from this pattern by having him appear a second time in the season finale.
- Rags to Riches: In "Everything's Okay", Lucifer gives him a truckload of precious goods, presumably to help him turn a new leaf.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He doesn't have any greater purpose in most episodes than to be humiliated by Lucifer, but the fact that he was the first person to ever leave Hell is what convinces Lucifer to help others follow his lead.
Played by: Chris Payne Gilbert (young), Louis Herthum (old)
First appearance: "My Little Monkey" (2x07)
- Affectionate Nickname: Chloe's nickname for Trixie, Monkey, is actually her own nickname given by her father.
- Alternate Self: "Once Upon a Time" shows an alternate universe where John Decker is alive to the present. He was eventually promoted to become a lieutenant.
- Canon Immigrant: He and his wife eventually appear in the 2018 Lucifer series.
- For Want of a Nail: John Decker's death is revealed to be this. In the alt-universe episode, God narrates that if he saved John by moving the fateful bullet from killing him, it would have radically changed the future, since with her father being alive, Chloe had no reason to become a detective.
- He Knows Too Much: He was murdered because he uncovered an important case that involved a prison warden who had connections with a lot of people, enabling the latter to cover up the true reason for over a decade.
- I Will Wait for You: When she decides to return back to life, he promises Chloe that he will be waiting for her until her time comes.
- Overprotective Dad: In "Once Upon a Time", he scolds Chloe for nosing around the case with some sleazy guy (Lucifer) and is clearly worried for her safety.
- Posthumous Character: Died 16 years before the start of the series which limits his appearances to flashbacks, alternate universes and a brief appearance in Heaven.
- Together in Death: After Chloe dies, he reunites with her. They are having a nice little picnic when Lucifer comes to get Chloe back.
Played by: Alex Fernandez
First appearance: "My Little Monkey" (2x07)
- Greater-Scope Villain: This guy is the reason why Chloe joined the police force.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: In "Quid Pro Ho", he nearly escapes justice when Chloe refuses to testify against Lucifer, which means the judge can exonerate Smith. However, Dan has had enough and asks Maze to call in the same Russian mob whose leader Smith killed to give him the justice he deserves.
- Karmic Death: He covered up John Decker's death for more than fifteen years. In "Quid Pro Ho", Dan and Maze deliver a vigilante justice by secretly ordering a Russian mob to kill him, so no one will know who did it.
- Manipulative Bastard: Paid several people to take the fall for John's death, which made him able to escape justice for 16 years.
- Wardens Are Evil: Turns out that he was involved in a criminal operation and killed John Decker when the latter got too close on the case for his comfort.
Played by: Tim DeKay
First appearance: "Love Handles" (2x12)
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He begs Lucifer to save him when the latter visits him in Hell, but Lucifer can only shrug it off, since even if he wants to, he has no authority.
- And I Must Scream: In "A Good Day to Die", it is revealed that Carlisle went to Hell after death, where he is eternally tortured by people lashing out at him for not saving the driver.
- Expy: His MO of forcing people to dismember themselves in exchange for saving lives seems to be inspired by Jigsaw.
- I Gave My Word: After his second victim (a surgeon) does what he dared her to do (namely, mangle her dominant hand), he immediately has the antidote for the second poisoning victim delivered to the doctor's home via Courier.
- Master Poisoner: His skill is making extremely complicated designer poisons which cannot be cured by anyone except for himself.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He actually didn't start out evil, but became one after he was excluded by the community.
- Murder by Inaction: People saw his priority to save his work over the driver as this.
- Sadistic Choice: His actions revolve around this: Either a succesful person will ruin their career, or someone will die.
- Taking You with Me: He kills himself after being cornered by Chloe, having discreetly injected her with one of his designer poisons, so she will certainly die.
Played By: Lindsey Gort
First appearance: "Candy Morningstar" (2x14)
- Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-9 as Amy Rohrbach.
- Dumb Blonde: Intentionally dons this persona as part of Lucifer's plot to deceive his mother.
- Fake Relationship: She and Lucifer are not really married. She just helped him in his plot to make his mother stop trying to pair him up with Chloe as thanks for saving her from a loan shark who wanted to seize her father's cabaret club.
- Insistent Terminology: A variant in that she is not correcting anyone. Instead, it's Lucifer, who insists that Candy is an "exotic dancer", not a stripper.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Rather less ditzy and oblivious than she deliberately comes across as.
- Odd Friendship: With Lucifer, with who she seems to have a genuine rapport.
- Shipper on Deck: She ships Lucifer and Chloe and makes him promise not to let her down.
Played By: Patrick Fabian
First appearance: "Off the Record" (3x07)
- All for Nothing: Reese investigated and worked for months to find proof that Lucifer is the Devil, so Linda would distance herself from Lucifer (and somehow get back to Reese). When he finally confronts Lucifer with a gun and shoots him in front of Linda's eyes, now proving that Lucifer is the Devil, he finds out that not only does Linda already know who Lucifer really is, she is still friends with him and doesn't care whether he is the Devil.
- And I Must Scream: Reliving his investigation into Lucifer and the resulting downward spiral of his life on a loop. Comes with being in Hell.
- The Atoner: The finale shows he's realized he's in Hell and expressing guilt for his actions. He hasn't succeeded yet but Lucifer is trying to help him on his road to redemption.
- Back for the Finale: He shows up again in the series finale as one of Lucifer's therapy patients in Hell.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: He started off trying to ruin Lucifer's life because he was sleeping with his wife, who was separated from him for two years and trying to get a divorce.
- Dead All Along: Of a sort; the ending of "Off the Record" reveals that he has been in hell for some time and the events of the episode have just been him reliving the events that led up to his death over and over.
- The Determinator: A dark deconstruction. His obsessive need to ruin Lucifer for sleeping with his wife results not only in the death of an innocent woman but his own as well.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Reese is a straightforward deconstruction of the trope with the various elements being inverted.
- A traditional dogged nice guy is a genuinely nice and friendly person, who tries to understand the feelings of the person they are after, shows displays of affection that are based on the what the one they are pursuing would like, and while they might desperately want to be with the person they are after, want's said person to choose them willingly. On the surface he seems like a Nice Guy and acts polite and pleasant for the most part but given how he later tries to manipulate people in order to take his "revenge on Lucifer for stealing his wife", he clearly suffers from a serious case of It's All About Me.
- Even if the dogged nice guy Did Not Get the Girl, they will accept it because the happiness of the one they admire is more important. While his interactions with his nurse after waking up in the hospital and conversations to his wife on the phone seem empathetic and caring, it's revealed that they split over two years ago but he won't sign the divorce papers because he believes they're meant to be together and his determination instead shows that he's more Stalker with a Crush.
- Lastly, during the whole episode, his wife, Linda, is very patient and reasonable because as mental health professional, she understands his state of mind and is trying to help him cope and let him down gently. However, he takes her concern as evidence that there is still a chance for their marriage in spite of all the evidence to the contrary.
- Dramatically Missing the Point: Reese does recognize that he was a bad husband to Linda and finally admits to Linda that he was responsible for their marriage failing. But then Reese thinks that merely saying this would restore his relationship with Linda. He is so obsessed with himself, that he still hasn't listened to or learned from anything Linda has said to him.
- Foot-Dragging Divorcee: He's been separated from his wife for two years and hasn't signed the divorce papers because he doesn't want to admit it's over.
- Heel Realization: Subverted, twice. After spending a year trying to find a way to win against Lucifer, recruiting a serial killer, and accidentally getting an innocent girl killed in the process, he goes to Linda and admits that he was a terrible husband, only to be confused when she still doesn't want him back. He injures her by accident, seems to realize what he's done, gets poisoned, helps get the serial killer captured by Chloe, but in the end, he still only did it in the hopes Linda would take him back. See Dramatically Missing the Point above.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: All he ever wanted is for Linda to love him. He doesn't understand that he irreparably damaged their relationship.
- Intrepid Reporter: Starts off as one, but his obsession with investigating Lucifer puts his career in serious jeopardy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Reese at one point seems genuinely sorry for his actions and wants to apologize to Linda, but it turns out that it was another desperate attempt to get her back.
- Karmic Death: Reese tries to manipulate a serial killer, who targets frauds, into killing Lucifer. After the killer finds out that Lucifer is anything but a fraud and Reese is a lying reporter, he kills Reese, when he returns back to work and gulps down a glass with poison.
- Killed Off for Real: He's poisoned by a serial killer. He goes to Hell because of his guilt.
- Love Makes You Evil: It's not really love and more like obsession. His obsession with Linda (especially after he finds out Lucifer is the Devil) leads to Reese trying to ruin Lucifer's life and even attempting to shoot Lucifer. When this doesn't work and Linda, already being aware of Lucifer's true identity, still accepts Lucifer, he tries to get Lucifer killed by using a serial killer and manipulate him into killing Lucifer. The killer changes his mind though and swaps the poisoned drink, which leads to Reese being indirectly responsible for the death of an innocent woman, who accidentally drank the poisoned drink.
- Married to the Job: One of the several reasons why Linda had enough of Reese was because he cared more about work than on working on his relationship with her.
- Never My Fault: His excuse after his actions get an innocent woman killed? 'The devil made me do it!'
Played By: Kevin Carroll
First appearance: "The Sinnerman" (3x09)
- Badass Normal: He proves himself a diabolical crime boss able to match Lucifer in terms of schemes and his web of connections, but he's just a normal human.
- Death Seeker: Lucifer figures out his deepest desire is to be killed. Specifically, by him.
- Diabolical Mastermind: He knows Lucifer's celestial nature and how to counteract his powers, knows his ring of contacts, and arranges things from behind the scenes to the point his existence is an urban legend.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Set up as the primary villain for Season 3, gets taken out of the picture in the mid-season finale.
- The Dreaded: He's so bad that even Pierce is scared of him. Or rather, Pierce claimed to be in order to amp up the fear others have of him.
- The Dragon: For Cain, who claims he's also a Dragon with an Agenda that went rogue on him.
- Eviler Than Thou: Lucifer suspects he's "something darker" than him or God. In a sense, he's right, since it turns out the real "Sinnerman" that this one worked for is Cain.
- Eye Scream: He gouged out his own eyes to prevent Lucifer from finding out what he desires.
- Ironic Nickname: "The Sinnerman" works well to set him up as a parallel to either Lucifer or God. When he's first learning the significance of the name, Lucifer lampshades that someone talking about "the sinner man" could very well mean him out of context. In context it refers to this guy's boss, Cain, another very apt candidate for the nickname "Sinner man."
- Nothing Is Scarier: Lucifer has no idea who he could be or how he was able to neutralize Lucifer's invulnerability to knock him unconscious and kidnap him. Is he a demon, an angel, something else? Is he even a "he"? Lucifer doesn't know, and that's what worries him. Then it turns out that he was a normal human all along, albeit one in league with Cain.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: It's never revealed what his real name was.
- The Pawn: Was just a Pierce's pawn.
- The Rival: To Lucifer, as a crime boss who grants people "favors".
- Supernatural Repellent: He wears sunglasses to keep Lucifer from seeing into his eyes and thus seeing what he wants.
- The Unreveal: We never learn why he was working with Cain, how they met, why he went rogue, or what his personal agenda was.
- Walking Spoiler: Talking about him in-depth spoils two major plot points; that he's a normal human being with no special powers, but also that he's working for Cain, the real Sinnerman.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: When he finally begins to spill the beans on what's going on, Pierce quickly shoots him before he talks too much. Played with in that Pierce only did it because the Sinnerman had gone rogue on him.
- You Killed My Father: He killed Pierce's brother, or so he claims. Actually, he didn't, though it is Metaphorically True. Pierce is The Man Behind the Man for him, technically making him the real Sinnerman, and since Pierce is the biblical Cain...
Played By: Graham McTavish
First appearance: "Eveyrthing's Okay" (4x01)
- Alternate Self: Has one on an undesignated Earth as an Atlantean king named Atlan.
- Arc Villain: The primary antagonist for Chloe's storyline in Season 4.
- Big Bad Ensemble: One of the main villains of Season 4, alongside Eve. While more actively antagonistic and responsible for the events of the finale, his own incompetence leads to him being sidelined for most of the season up until the finale, where his corpse becomes the main villain while possessed by Dromos.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Kinley is stunningly inept at whatever he puts his mind to. His manipulations of Chloe fall apart in his second episode, he gets arrested in the third, and his attempt to kill Eve leads to her in turn killing him, sending him to Hell and causing the demon invasion he wanted to prevent.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He appears to be a kindly, well-meaning priest, but is actually an insane, self-righteous fundamentalist.
- Black-and-White Insanity: He refuses to see Lucifer as anything but evil. Admittedly this can be blamed on how biblical lore has evolved over the last few millennia, but that loses water when he starts using it as an excuse to cover for his own less-than-noble actions.
- Cassandra Truth: None of his colleagues believe him about the Devil walking among them and they think he's gone insane. Turns out the Devil really is on earth, like he's been saying.
- The Corrupter: To Chloe after going to Rome, trying to come to terms with Lucifer being the devil, convinced her to go with a plan to send Lucifer back to hell.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Is killed in the penultimate episode, with Eve using his corpse to summon Dromos.
- The Heavy: He drives most of the conflict in Season Four, even after his death, due to Dromos taking over his body.
- Entertainingly Wrong: Due to his Black-and-White Insanity and self-righteousness, he's thoroughly convinced he'll go to Heaven, not understanding why Eve would think he would go to Hell. Since the demon Dromos possesses his body in the Season Four finale (something that he can only do if the body belonged to a recently-deceased soul destined for Hell), Eve was right.
- Insane Troll Logic: He sees the fact that Lucifer isn't evil and actually cares (and even willing to risk his life helping others) is "all an act".
- Manipulative Bastard: What he firmly claims Lucifer to be, and what he himself actually is. He plays on Chloe's fragile emotional state to push her into doing his bidding, and when that ultimately fails, seeks to convince Lucifer that Chloe has betrayed him in order to drive a wedge between them. He later uses Eve's love for Lucifer to convince her that sending Lucifer back to hell is the best thing for both of them. If he hadn't then made the mistake of trying to kill her, he might well have succeeded.
- Necessary Evil: Despite being a man of God, he considers the murder of two people and a suicide necessary in his crusade against Lucifer.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: His efforts to thwart the prophecy are the reason it comes to pass.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: He somehow heard of a prophecy regarding Lucifer: "When the Devil walks the Earth and finds his first love, evil shall be released." He's convinced that Chloe is that first love and that Lucifer will start some great conflict, so he tries to trick Chloe into sending him back to Hell. In reality, it's his efforts to subvert the prophecy that lead to evil being unleashed, because it causes a line of Disaster Dominoes that lead to him dying and being possessed by Dromos, who proceeds to kill a bunch of other people to be possessed by demons, all of whom start wreaking havoc on the mortal plane.
- Sinister Minister: Turns out that Father Kinley is on his own a personal crusade against Lucifer, and not acting under orders from the Vatican. When the truth comes out, he's arrested and excommunicated.
- Tautological Templar: He regards all his terrible actions as righteous since he's actively working to subvert a prophecy that he can't even verify is real.
- The Unfettered: He just takes being excommunicated in stride, convinced they'll see the truth.
Played by: Erik Stocklin
First appearance: "Orgy Pants To Work" (4x06)
- At Least I Admit It: Hides behind this excuse: While his father is a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Julian at least admits to being a wolf.
- Card-Carrying Villain: See At Least I Admit It above.
- Cop Killer: Killed one.
- Dirty Coward: He is willing to kill so he won't get caught, tried to escape after his actions were revealed and even confessed to his crimes only because he was safer behind the bars.
- He Knows Too Much: The main reason for the first out of his two murders.
- Human Traffickers: Behind the scenes, he uses his father's shipping company to smuggle foreign women to America so they will be sold into sex slavery.
- Never My Fault: This guy is willing to blame anyone but himself for his actions.
Played by: Alexandra Grossi
First appearance: "Detective Amenadiel" (5x05)
- Happily Adopted: She responds positively when Maze and Linda talk about adoption, telling them that she is also adopted.
- Healthcare Motivation: Adriana spent all of her money for her adopted mother's medication. When it ran out, she nearly robbed someone, although she ultimately did not carry out the act.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Adriana really was involved in the planning of the robbery in "A Little Harmless Stalking", because she wanted to find money for her mother's medication. However, because she never carried it out and was framed by someone else for the deed, she managed to avoid jail.
- Parental Abandonment: Adriana was put up for adoption by her mother upon birth, while her biological father's identity is unknown.
- Practically Different Generations: Her half-brother, Charlie, is still a baby.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She shares Linda's hair color and style and also wears glasses. This is how she works out for herself that Linda is her biological mother.
Played by: Alexander Koch
First appearance: "BlueBallz" (5x06)
- Abusive Parents: Pete's mother didn't love him and kept screaming at him.
- Birds of a Feather: He and Ella are both nerdy and geeky Nice Guys. Subverted when we find out that Pete is a demented murderer. Although, in "Spoiler Alert", he tells Ella that she also has a darkness inside her.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Ella starts dating him because he represents a break from her tendency to date bad boys. Too bad that he is far worse than any guy she has dated before.
- Evil All Along: Pete is actually the original Whisper Killer who inspired Les Klumpsky.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: He is very handsome and a very sadistic and psychopathic serial killer.
- Freudian Excuse: Pete started killing because of his issues with his mother, who was abusive to him. He chose women because they reminded him of his mother, he robbed their ability to speak because she constantly screamed at him, and he left behind lilies because she favored her lily garden over him.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Ella says to him that while Pete has a crappy childhood, he was far from the only one and not everyone with a bad childhood becomes a Serial Killer.
- Geek: Like Ella, he is also a Trekkie. When his allegiance is revealed in "Spoiler Alert", he casually states that this was all a ruse to get Ella to connect with him.
- He-Man Woman Hater: Pete's victims are all women because they remind him of his abusive mother.
- In Love with the Mark: During his interrogation, Pete says that he approached Ella initially to get close and kill her, but was genuinely attracted to her and wanted to move on until Ella discovered his secret. In "Spoiler Alert", he also said that he can tell that she has a darkness inside her when they first met.
- Lack of Empathy: When he started dating Ella, he hoped that he'd finally feel something. He failed.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to mention anything about Pete without revealing he's the Whisper Killer.
Played by: Rob Benedict
First appearance: "Is This Really How It's Going to End!?" (5x15)
- Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-203 as Gibson Kafka.
- Back for the Finale: After his incarceration at the end of his debut Le Mec returns for the final two episodes, after escaping prison, and serves as the series Final Boss.
- Cardboard Prison: He is able to escape from prison because the guard left the door unlocked. Nobody notices he escapes because they are dealing with a literal lion.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Really likes performing this.
- The Dragon: To Michael.
- Final Boss: Le Mec is the final threat Lucifer and Chloe have to fight together before Lucifer leaves Earth to fulfill his purpose.
- French Jerk: He even describes himself as a "mean Frenchman".
- Hero Killer: Le Mec is responsible for the death of Dan under Micheal's orders. This is subverted in season 6, despite Lucifer and co worrying that his disappearance in the future may be because he was murdered, and Le Mec holding Rory hostage in order to kill him, Le Mec ends up dying instead and Lucifer leaves Earth for an entirely different reason.
- Hired Guns: A mercenary hired by Michael.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In the Grand Finale he cuts the metallic tips off Rory's wings to use them as weapons against Lucifer. He ends up dying after he falls onto the table holding the severed tips. He probably shouldn't have stored them with the points up.
- I Have Your Wife: In the Grand Finale, he kidnaps Rory and forces Lucifer to come to him and exchange his life for hers.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Another one-shot character who just so happens to kill off one of the series' key characters. However, he makes a return in the final two episodes of the series, as the last threat that Lucifer faces before he returns to Hell for good.
- Uncertain Doom: Lucifer and Maze apparently made him pay for killing Dan, but it's unknown just what they meant by that. Averted when he returns in "Goodbye, Lucifer" as a prison inmate who escapes.
- Villainous Breakdown: Breaks down once Lucifer whispers something to him after witnessing his devil eyes. "Partners 'Til the End" reveals that it was something about his guilt, which tormented him until he snapped and decides to kill Lucifer to end his misery.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to say something about this guy without revealing a piece of Michael's endgame as well as the fact he killed Dan.
Played by: Scott Porter
First appearance: "Is This Really How It's Going to End!?" (5x15)Dan's friend who becomes an LAPD detective in season 5.
- Fair Cop: He is conventionally handsome, something that is commented by a few characters, and is a bit of a Chick Magnet.
- Geek: He is a fan of Super Cop.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Despite Ella having learned about her friends' divinity, she chooses not to tell Carol about it. Carol, on his part, understands, saying that loving Ella is already enough to commit to a relationship.
- Nice Guy: He is very kind and gets along well with everyone. While Ella is receptive, this briefly triggers her trauma of dating another "nice guy" who ended up being a serial killer.
- Recovered Addict: "Buckets of Baggage" reveals that he was an alcoholic.
- Ship Tease: With Ella. Dan has plans to matchmake them before his death. The two hook up in season 6.
Played by: Merrin Dungey
First appearance: "Yabba Dabba Do Me" (6x03)An LAPD officer who mentors Amenadiel for his first day in the force and becomes his partner.
- Declining Promotion: She rejected a promotion to detective because she knew she would have been shipped off to a place away from the 'hood.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She is cold to everyone, but gradually becomes friendly with Amenadiel.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While not exactly a jerk, she has a status as a stern cop in the LAPD. But she genuinely believes in justice being delivered to everyone, particularly to underprivileged people, and is revealed to have rejected a promotion to detective because she wants to be closer to the 'hood and protect people living in it.
- Stern Teacher: To Amenadiel.
First appearance: "Save Lucifer" (4x09)
- Ambiguous Species:
- Since there has never been a human-Celestial child before, nobody knows exactly what Charlie is, other than the fact that he has both human and Celestial blood. He is born without wings, though Amenadiel believes that he can go from Earth to Heaven and back, and he is eligible to become a King of Hell, a position only angels can apply.
- On the other hand, in season five he catches a cold and freezes when Amenadiel's time-stopping power activates, both things Celestials are immune to. This ambiguity is not helped by the fact that when God is asked by Amenadiel if Charlie is mortal in "Family Dinner", God merely replies in his typical Non-Answer ways, "It would seem so."
- The Grand Finale eventually settles his status. He is a half-human, half-angel hybrid like Rory Decker, in that he will become as powerful as his angelic father but with the attendant weakness as his mortal mother. His wings manifest after infancy, and he will grow up until Immortality Begins at Twenty.
- Children Are Innocent: Like Trixie with Maze, he's completely unafraid of Lucifer's devil face. It even makes him laugh.
- Dead Guy Junior: Named in honor of Charlotte Richards, having been born several months after her death.
- Friendly Rivalry: Apparently has one in the future with his cousin Rory. Presumably because they're the only two half-angels in the world. She intends to use his infantile thumb-sucking as ammunition against him.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half Celestial, Half Human. Despite Linda's fears that he might have wings he looks like a normal human baby. It's been stated that he'll be able to come and go from the Silver City as he pleases, although someone will have to take him there first. He's also a viable candidate to replace Lucifer as King of Hell as only a Celestial can occupy the throne.
- Practically Different Generations: He has an adult half sister on his mother's side who is over twenty years older than he is (Linda gave birth to Adriana when she was 17 and Charlie when she was in her forties).
- Winged Humanoid: Amenadiel speculates that he may be born with wings, which naturally makes Linda panic. He is ultimately born wingless, but does manifest wings later in life.
Played by: Lesley-Ann Brandt (young), L. Scott Caldwell (older)
First Appearance: "It Never Ends Well for the Chicken" (5x04)
- Abusive Parents: Mazikeen seems to have some issues concerning how Lilith treated her children.Eve: I'm so sorry... I completely forgot that she was your mother.
Maze: Yep. [takes a drink] So did she.
- In season five we learn she deliberately taught her children to reject connections to others so they wouldn't be hurt by people leaving them. Judging by Maze's desperate need to connect to people it didn't work.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: While Lilith is by no means a hero and still sucks at parenting, she didn't see her children as cannon-fodder, she never tried invading Eden or conspired to end the universe like her comic book counterpart.
- Brought Down to Normal: Lilith gave up her immortality so she could live a mortal life. The immortality is currently stored in a ring that Lucifer wears nearly all the time.
- The Chanteuse: She worked as a New York club singer in the 1940s.
- Chekhov's Gun: The ring that Lucifer has been wearing since season 1? That originally belonged to Lilith, who treasured it because it originated from the Garden of Eden, the only thing Lilith liked during her marriage to Adam. It also contains her immortality, which colored it black (it was originally white).
- First Love: Adam's first wife, and the woman that Eve could never live up to in his mind.Eve: [mockingly] "Oh, Lilith tamed the beasts of the night!" Stupid... perfect... Lilith.
- Foil: To Eve. Both are the first women in humanity's history (Lilith the first one created, Eve humanity's first ancestor) and were both married to the first man (Adam). While Lilith hated Adam and left of her own accord leaving Adam pining for her company again, Eve worked incredibly hard to please Adam but could never measure up. Both are hedonists, but while Lilith is like this out of apathy towards humanity and Heaven's laws, Eve does it because she grew bored with Heaven's virtuousness and wants to try modern delights. While it is implied that Lucifer and Lilith were completely platonic and parted affably, Eve and Lucifer were lovers and that excess drove them apart.
- To Lucifer. They are both Biblical immortals with strong connections with Hell (he was its king, her children its subjects), are hedonists, have an apathetic opinion towards children and they both find regular humans equal parts infuriating and fascinating, this fascination causing both of them to go through figurative and literal metamorphoses (Lucifer's self-actualizing affecting his powers, Lilith deciding to become mortal).
- The Ghost: She gets discussed by Eve and Mazikeen, but doesn't appear until season five.
- Killed Offscreen: In "Detective Amenadiel", Maze learns that since the first and last time she met her mother, Lilith has died.
- Lady of Black Magic: Judging by Eve's "Lilith tamed the beasts of the night" line. In Season 5, it's implied that she willfully cultivated this image out of boredom, lying that her immortality was all in her ring and not natural to her.
- Monster Progenitor:
- She created the demons. How precisely she did that is a little unclear. Maze mentions being "forged in Hell to punish the guilty," and no mention is made of any sort of father figure, implying Lilith crafted the demons rather than giving birth to them.
- In "It Never Ends Well for the Chicken", it is revealed that demons were not native to Hell. Lilith sent them to Hell to accompany Lucifer, so he would not be lonely during his exile there.
- Mother of a Thousand Young: Maze mentions having thousands of siblings, making Lilith this.
- Nothing Left to Do but Die: By 1946, Lilith had grown bored of living an immortal life. The talk with Gertie was the final straw for her to finally give up her immortality so she could live a normal human life.
- The One That Got Away: According to Eve, she had to struggle living up to Lilith's standards, because Adam apparently never moved on from her.
- Parental Abandonment: Left her children to fend for themselves and avoided all contact with them. She certainly didn't expect (nor was she happy) one of them to show up at her door.
- Really 700 Years Old: Unlike Adam or Eve, Lilith was immortal and still alive by the 1940s, thousands of years after she left Eden. However, she surrendered her immortality upon realizing that she was bored with this life.
- Retired Monster: The mother of all demons is living a quiet life in a normal apartment in Reno by 2020.
- Sue Donym: She went by "Lily Rose" in 1940s New York.
- Tragic Keepsake: Lucifer's ring is important to him not because it came from Eden, but because it stores Lilith's immortality.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Maze is a carbon-copy of her mother. Even though Lucifer's recollection in her debut episode is distorted since Lucifer wants to make it gender-equal for Trixie's sake, he specifically notes that Maze resembles her, making it the one part of the memory that is not distorted in any way. And when we see her poster in "Detective Amenadiel", she really does look like Maze.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: After thousands of years living on Earth, she eventually came to the conclusion that life only has a meaning if it has an end.