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    Lucifer Morningstar 
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"I refuse to be a scapegoat for which something I bear no responsibility. It’s a theme in my life."

Played By: Tom Ellis

First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)

Appearances: Lucifer | Crisis on Infinite Earths

The First and Fallen One, the Prince of Lies, the Lord of the Underworld... and owner of a nice nightclub in LA. He left Hell for a vacation on Earth, which is causing some trouble down below. Lucifer is a self-obsessed egotistical prick, but he is protective of people he decides he likes.


  • Above the Influence: In "Pops", to his shock he resists kissing a drunk and heartbroken Chloe.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Amenadiel tends to call him "Luci". It may sound mocking, especially early on when the two are bitter enemies, but later episodes make it clear that Amenadiel considers it a pet name. Not so when John Constantine uses it in Crisis on Infinite Earths, though.
  • Arbitrarily Large Bank Account: Throughout the series, Lucifer is always seen wearing expensive suits, lives in a luxurious penthouse and is constantly able to bribe officials and criminals alike, and shows no hesitation in giving someone who was trying to kill him several gold bars and expensive jewelery. Justified in that he runs an extremely successful nightclub and presumably has a lot of favours he can cache in. Not to mention due to being immortal he's picked up some expensive knick-knacks throughout the ages.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Lucifer's sociopathic traits from the comic are all but gone; instead of destroying anyone standing in his way and letting innocent people walk blindly to their own demise, he's actively pursuing justice in his own terms and prefers to use his powers for intimidation rather than violence. That being said, this is downplayed in Lucifer's case since he's more of an Anti-Hero in this show as opposed to the Anti-Villain from the comic books.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Lucifer was blond/red-headed in the comics. Here, he has brown hair. Lampshaded in an episode where he infiltrates a satanic cult.
    Cultist: You're the real Lucifer? Aren't you supposed to be blond?
    Lucifer: Yeah, I get that a lot.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: While his comic counterpart was a laconic, sardonic and detached sociopath, this series' Lucifer is a cheerful if egotistical Lovable Sex Maniac with a passion for all human sensations and a strong, if slightly twisted, sense of right and wrong.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • While this version of Lucifer is no weakling (he is still the Devil) and is one of the most powerful angels (even after losing a bit of power along with his wings), he is nowhere near the level of power of his comic book counterpart. In the comics, one of Lucifer's nicknames is "greatest under the heavens", meaning that he's second only to God, and so far outside of anyone's league that trying to fight him is like trying to fight a natural disaster. In fact, in the comics it was Lucifer that shaped and formed the universe according to God's will BY HIMSELF.
    • As shown in the second season, in a direct fight he seems to be on the same level as Maze, in the comic no demon would be a match for him.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: He doesn't directly assist in the battle against the Anti-Monitor during Crisis On Infinite Earths, which is likely due to the fact he would completely tip the power scale if he actually chose to fight.
  • Always Someone Better:
    • The antimatter ravaging the dimensions has disrupted even John Constantine's power to reach the afterlife... but the erstwhile ruler of Hell can still create portals where he pleases.
    • To his brother Michael. Michael has lived in Lucifer's shadow all their (immortal) lives and it has bred a lot of resentment between them.
  • Arch-Enemy: His twin brother Michael. No one, not even Cain, managed to piss off Lucifer more than Michael did within two episodes of Season Five. By the time of the midseason finale, he's wrought such havoc on Lucifer's life that Lucifer and Amenadiel are just about ready to outright kill him. In turn, Michael is effectively driven by his intense hatred and jealousy he has for Lucifer, to that point that it's the only real emotion he expresses.
  • Artistic License – Religion: Linda claims another of Lucifer's names is Samael, the light-bringer. Samael actually means "Venom of God". Ironically, "Lucifer" is closer to meaning light-bringer than Samael. This is also a bit of Shown Their Work as it matches with his name and history in the comics, which is itself a Shown Their Work reference to real-world angelology; Samael and Lucifer are often identified as the same entity (with "Samael" as that entity's actual name and "Lucifer" as more of a title), but the words don't mean the same thing.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: The light-bringer, star of the morning. Made even more egregious in the regular L.A. setting.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other:
    • Despite their antagonistic relationship in the first season, later seasons make it clear that Lucifer and Amenadiel genuinely do love each other. Lucifer essentially goes back to Hell to protect Amenadiel's son Charlie, and when Michael tries to manipulate Amenadiel, he's the one that keeps on warning his older brother to not let Michael get into his head.
    • In fact, this could apply to most of his siblings. For all the contempt he has for his parents, most of Lucifer's antagonism with his siblings is largely rooted in their devotion to their Father. When that isn't in play, he genuinely does seem to care about them — he had a close relationship with Azrael and was devastated by Uriel's death, even though he killed him to protect Chloe.
  • Back from the Dead: Twice — in "Take Me Back to Hell" he's fatally shot by Malcolm, but God brings him back after apparently leading him to the now-vacant cell of Lucifer's mother. In "A Good Day to Die", he willingly dies in order to be sent back to Hell in order to save Chloe's life, but almost ends up trapped there after discovering his own personal Hell. After his mother manages to talk him out of it, Linda is able to resuscitate him.
  • Badass Baritone: Quite the badass, having the audacity to rebel against God himself. The baritone part comes courtesy of Tom Ellis's impressive vocal talent. His full Evil voice veers into Evil Sounds Deep territory.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Lucifer is always sharply dressed and ready to scrap at a moment's notice.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: In Season 4, Lucifer finally admits that while he does believe with every fiber of his being that his dad is manipulating him with Eve and Chloe he knows that it’s not true and that it’s easier to blame his father than admit he hates himself.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't mention how the Devil is associated with goats. He has never done anything with them and has no idea how that came about. (He doesn't know Amenadiel started the rumor as a prank.)
    • A horny woman screaming "Oh God" is a real turn-off for him.
      Lucifer: Really? You have to bring him up?!
    • Calling him Samael is a sure-fire way to stoke his rage.
    • Never blame him for the wrongdoings of humanity. He doesn’t like it when you do.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Lucifer is very polite and chipper, if a bit creepy to those immune to his charms (who are few and far between). People tend to forget that he is still nominally in charge of bringing eternal suffering upon those who sin.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Is the Brooding Boy to Chloe's Gentle Girl.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Lucifer thought for a while that he had simply become mortal because Chloe shot him in the leg and the bullet did damage to him. It turns out that proximity to Chloe makes Lucifer mortal and as he puts it, it makes him feel vulnerable. This also explains why his powers of persuasion don't work on her.
  • Brutal Honesty: Has this in spades, despite the Devil's reputation. He has a code of honor that involves never lying and always keeping his end of the deals he makes with people. He also doesn't understand human behavior or emotions that well, especially in the first season, so he tends to say things out loud that make the humans around him uncomfortable. This extends to talking about his own personal issues, such as in season 4, when he realizes that self-hatred is the reason he is always so eager to blame his father for things, and discusses this personal revelation openly with a lot of people.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Chloe puts up with his bizarre behavior (ranging from blatant sexual harassment to the apparent delusion that he's the Devil) because Lucifer's connections and powers of persuasion help her solve crimes.
  • But Not Too Bi: Despite his canon bisexuality, Lucifer is mostly shown in bed with women (with the occasional man pointedly being on the other side of the bed or room). While he does have flings with both sexes (and is shown to prefer women), his attraction to men never gets more than the occasional nod (and his one on-screen kiss with a man is clearly played for comedy).
  • Byronic Hero: Less so than in the comics but he fits. He's very attractive and intelligent, driven by his conflict against authority, (namely his father, who is THE authority). He is plagued by self-loathing, and often is many ways isolated from the rest of humanity by his true nature. Despite his flaws, he is still charismatic and sympathetic, and adheres to his own kind of moral code. The difference between this version and the comics is that he is more restrained about getting what he wants.
  • Cain and Abel: Ironically, the Abel to Michael's Cain. Whereas Michael viciously hates Lucifer with every fiber of his being, Lucifer remains largely ambivalent to his twin brother. He only really started developing animosity for Michael when he tried to impersonate Lucifer and screw around with his life on Earth. It took Michael revealing that he had been manipulating Lucifer all their lives to make his brother actually attack him.
  • Camp Gay: Not as flamboyant as the trope is usually played, but Lucifer is very flirty and extroverted, in addition to being bisexual.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Has a perpetual case of this. He simply cannot bring himself to say to Chloe those three little words, even though he very much feels them. Michael takes advantage of this to try and destroy Lucifer and Chloe's relationship in the Season 5A finale.
  • The Casanova: There isn't a day where he doesn't try to flirt with a beautiful woman. He also tries it with Chloe at first, and is surprised that his charms don't work on her at all.
  • Cassandra Truth: He's pretty open about who and what he really is, for all the good it does him. After all, there's no way The Devil would live among humans, right?
  • Catchphrase:
    • Will always introduce himself a particular way.
      Lucifer: Lucifer... [beat] ...Morningstar.
    • In "Weaponizer", he tries to establish "It's Devil Time". Nobody knows what he wants to say by this, and by the next episode, he has dropped the phrase.
    • And of course, "What is it that you truly desire?"
    • Also he would often say “Hello.” If something or someone interested him.
  • Character Development: He goes from utterly self-centered to self-sacrificing within the first season: in the finale, he's already dying, and thus already headed to Hell, but this quintessential rebellious son's promises his dad, that is, the person he hates the most in all of Creation, to meekly obey from now on, if only God will spare Chloe. And by the time the fourth season's finale rolls around, he grows selfless enough to willingly going back to Hell so as to protect everyone on Earth, even though this costs him his relationship with Chloe. Don't forget that anyone curtaining his free will and freedom of choice is his ultimate bugbear.
  • Child Hater: "Hate" may be too strong a word, but Lucifer is visibly uncomfortable around children and avoids interacting with them. This is best exemplified in his relationship with Trixie; he often tries to distract her by showing her something interesting or trying to get her to play fetch, as if she was a pet, and always steps back when she tries to get close to him. He also refers to her as being Chloe's "Offspring" rather than "child" or "daughter". He does seem to be warming up to her by season four, claiming he would never intentionally let anyone hurt her after gunmen storm his penthouse while Trixie's there. He's also willing to hold his baby nephew, Charlie, but does hand him back to Amenadiel after a few seconds.
  • Comically Missing the Point: A running theme is that an episode will open with Lucifer getting some advice (often from Linda), misunderstanding it, and then comically trying to apply that advice to whatever case he's working on that episode. He tends to figure it out properly come the episode's end when he recognizes a Commonality Connection between him and the episode's suspect.
  • Commander Contrarian: Downplayed. Much like Amenadiel, Lucifer is under the belief that everything that happens is in someway tied to God’s divine plan (which he may or may not be correct on). Unlike Amenadiel, who tries to take steps to stay within that plan and seeking to correct anything to the contrary, Lucifer goes out of his way to try and defy the plan and tries avoiding the subject all together (within his own system of ethics of course).
  • Compelling Voice: He makes Mia reveal that her deepest desire is to see her father return to life, but given her trance-like answer to such an intimate question and her reaction afterwards, it's obvious she was enthralled.
  • The Corrupter: Lucifer can do this, though as he points out, he has no influence over people's choices. All he does is draw out their innermost desires and maybe verbally manipulate them from there.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Lucifer is literally the Devil, has dark hair and tends to dress in all black, but helps Detective Chloe Decker solve crimes and bring criminals to justice. Unlike the way History has portrayed him, Lucifer's job is to punish evil, not act as the source of all evil.
  • Deal with the Devil: Regularly invokes these with people, though not over souls. He does favors for people at the price of a favor he can call in down the road.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Definitely. This is how he reacts to Amenadiel trying to bring him back:
    Amenadiel: Your return to The Underworld has been requested.
    Lucifer: Oh right, well, let me just check my calendar. Yeah, here it is: Uh...The seventh of never through to the fifteenth of ain't-gonna-happen, how's that work for you guys?
  • Death Seeker: Twice.
    • In the finale of Season 1, when Chloe thinks that he's responsible for the death of the street preacher and points a gun at him, he taunts one of the officers, telling him to shoot him. When Amenadiel rescues him from the scene, Lucifer asks his brother to take him back to Hell.
    • Again in Season 2 after killing his brother Uriel. He stands in front of a woman who's being targeted, and practically begs the sniper to shoot him.
  • Debt Detester: Lucifer owes Constantine a favor for a Noodle Incident involving Mazikeen. He's very clear that he's happy to be rid of this debt before the world ends, and our heroes can expect no further help from him with the Crisis.
  • Devil Complex: Averted. He most definitely is Satan himself, but everyone thinks he's playing a character or is just crazy.
  • The Dreaded: Twofold — first, when people know/realize who Lucifer really is. He's not the Lord of Darkness for nothing. Second, he has this status In-Universe among those who know him, with the record producer making reference to having seen Lucifer's 'freaky powers' up close and personal before.
  • Drives Like Crazy: "Stewardess Interruptus" has him speeding down a runway, while a plane is attempting takeoff, in order to apprehend the suspect piloting it. Another, more serious incident has him pulling this off in "A Good Day to Die" when he tries to drive Chloe to the hospital.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Tries doing this in "Monster" after killing Uriel. He tries to smother his guilt and grief in his own hedonistic tendencies (sex, alcohol, etc). It doesn't work.
  • Ethical Slut: Lucifer is extremely promiscuous, but his lovers always have a good time and part with him without any hard feelings.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: In his own words: "I'm so good at flipping men, they call me "The Skillet"."
  • Exact Words: Although his word is his bond and he won't break a promise, he can decide to hew rather closely to a strict interpretation of that promise.
    Lucifer: I promised to let you go alone. I never said I wouldn't follow you.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Lucifer retains essentially the same standards as in the comics. In particular, he is absolutely honest and particularly loathes hypocrites.
    • Seems to have a similarly distasteful look on rape. When a killer reveals she was raped by a now-dead yoga teacher, he looks particularly disgusted when piecing it together on his own, and even tells Chloe and Dan that she acted in self-defense so she can get away with it.
    • While Lucifer is not above petty Revenge, he is a firm believer in Laser-Guided Karma and that the punishment should fit the crime. If the desired vengeance goes too far (especially if it leads to murder), all snappy comebacks will be put to bed and a rant will ensue.
    • Even he has to occasionally admit that there are good people on this Earth and he will angrily rant and rave towards Heaven and his father's indifference to those who try their best to live by the rules.
    • Despite what stories about him would have people believe, he doesn't actually buy souls, which is exactly what his comic counterpart says in The Sandman. His deal is punishing the sinful, not corrupting the virtuous.
    • He has a strict ban on Demonic Possession. Demons that break this ban get no sympathy from him and he is absolutely brutal when dealing with them.
    • While Lucifer is fine with fornication, adultery in other people and polyamorous "coupling", he wouldn't go so far when he and Chloe are together. In-fact, it is when Chloe catches "Lucifer" and Maze in the middle of foreplay in "Lucifer! Lucifer! Lucifer!" that confirms her suspicions that he isn't the real Lucifer.
  • Flaming Devil: Downplayed as being bisexual rather than Camp Gay. His bisexuality doesn't come up very often, but he's very sassy and flashy and his extreme hedonism is pushed to the forefront.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's implied that his jerkass ways are a cover for his history of crippling, existential loneliness over the thousands of years of his existence, the scorn he receives from his angel kin, silence and abandonment from his omnipotent father, and humanity's tendency to blame and demonize him for their own shortcomings. Highlighted and lampshaded in "Pops".
  • The Gadfly: Lucifer enjoys annoying people, and he's really, really good at it.
  • Game Face: Lucifer is quite fond of flashing his true demonic appearance at the people he wishes to punish for their misdeeds.
  • Good Counterpart: It's not clear how he relates to the First of the Fallen from Earth-1. This was also a problem with the DC Comics Canon Welding Hellblazer and The Sandman, with the comics eventually settling on the two being similar but entirely separate beings. Here, Constantine has formerly described the First as a former angel on his show and Lucifer has used the title "first of the fallen" for himself on his. Assuming they are Alternate Universe versions of the same character, Lucifer is clearly more benign than the Earth-1 Satan, as well as a Sexier Alter Ego.
  • Good People Have Good Sex:
    • Lucifer is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who also generally chooses decent people as his partners. And he sleeps with a lot of people, and every one of his partners says how "it was the best night of [their] life". Linda was also for a while Lucifer's lover, and when her still-married husband, Reese, confronts her with the fact that she is sleeping with the Devil (which Linda at this point doesn't know yet), she tells Reese off by explaining that she genuinely enjoys her time with Lucifer, as he is very attentive and not demanding at all, unlike her husband. When it comes to sex, Lucifer knows what his partners desire and he happily obliges.
    • The best example of this trope comes in "BlueBallz", as as his and Chloe’s first night together is depicted as immensely enjoyable, fulfilling and passionate for the both of them.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Lucifer normally has brilliantly white feathered angel wings until Season 4 reveals that the events that went down in the interim turned them into the black clawed bat wings one usually associates with demons. He's seriously freaked out, if not outright terrified by this.
    • Later played even straighter, Lucifer has brilliant white wings while his twin Michael has black ones.
  • Guyliner: Downplayed as it's definitely not as intense as it could be, but it certainly helps to bring attention to his eyes during his most mesmerizing scenes.
  • Handsome Lech: Even with the Crisis at hand, he can't help but hit on every pretty woman in sight, including an obviously pissed off and grieving Mia. Plus how he sees Diggle's hostility towards him as flirting...
  • The Hedonist: Cares only about having fun and getting to just screw around. The only reason he really helps solve crime with Chloe is because he is either personally invested in the case or because it sounds fun. Also, he enjoys punishing the guilty, so long as it's on his terms.
    Lucifer: (said with a beaming smile) I'll punish them, any method you prefer. Nice, solid flogging. Get the old swamp nuts in a vice, y'know.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • He has a huge one after being forced to kill Uriel.
    • He later has a smaller-scale one after Linda helps him realise that he's in love with Chloe.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: Maze and Amenadiel point out the change in him almost constantly in Season 1.
  • I Am a Monster: Often times Lucifer doesn't see himself as a very good person, and humans blaming the Devil for all the evil that has occurred deeply upsets him. Part of the reason why he, while never lying, never really reveals to Chloe who he is, is that he is afraid of her reaction when she finds out that him being the Devil is not a metaphor. In Season 3, however, he is very concerned that he can't reveal his devil face anymore and gets his wings back, though it turns out that no one, especially not his father, took his face. He simply began to see himself in a better way. After killing Cain, he gets his face back, and this time Chloe can clearly see it as well. In Season 4, he wrestles with this conflict again following Chloe’s painful rejection when the truth comes out, backsliding into less morally sound behaviors and struggling to control his powers.
  • I Gave My Word: Almost exact words from the one History calls the Prince of Lies. In-universe, he is 100% honest, 100% of the time.
    Lucifer: My word is my bond.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Numerous times, Lucifer learns some lesson about others or has an epiphany about himself, but ignores it or forgets it come the next episode. Somewhat justified due to just who he is and the mountains of psychological issues he's struggling with; getting over such things can take a lot of time in real life, and Lucifer hasn't tried going to a therapist in all his thousands of years of existence until just recently.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: In "Homewrecker", Linda thinks this is the real reason Lucifer left Hell — and that he's found it with Chloe.
    Linda: I think you did come to Los Angeles looking for something. But I also think you've stopped...because maybe you've found it?
  • Immune to Bullets:
    • It seems that when Lucifer is taken by surprise, he can be temporarily killed, but otherwise bullets aren't even an annoyance. They don't even seem to scratch his clothing.
      Chloe: I saw him shoot you...
      Lucifer: You're really having trouble with this whole immortality thing, aren't you?
    • Apparently, subverted in Episode 4. Chloe shoots him, and it does exactly what you'd expect would happen when you shoot someone in the leg.
    • In Episode 11, it's once again in effect. This instance is what allows Lucifer to deduce that this trope only works for him when Chloe isn't around (or rather he's only mortal when she IS around).
    • Back in effect even around Chloe as of “Spoiler Alert,” to Chloe’s concern due to the psychosomatic nature of Lucifer’s invulnerability.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Lucifer sometimes jumps between bragging about himself to thinking that he's a monster who deserves to be punished.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: Or at least by Chloe and certain humans. For the most part, humans and their quirks seem to annoy, confuse, or possibly disgust him.
  • It's All About Me: His usual motivation, although he does slip into selflessness every now and then. More than once, this drives Chloe away when he does things like walk away from an active investigation because it's ceased to interest him.
  • It's All My Fault: The reason he hates it when mortals blame their sins on him? It's because he's secretly afraid that, in spite of his protests to the contrary, they're actually right.
  • It's Personal:
    • Delilah's murder, since he feels partly responsible for her death, having put her in that position by influencing her career as an actress.
    • He's at first bored at the notion of a security guard being murdered over a storage container. Not so much when he learns it is his storage container and the one containing his wings at that.
    • The reason why he returned from Hell in Season 5 is because Amenadiel revealed that Michael had been screwing with their collective loved ones. After finding out how much Michael has been manipulating his life, he straight out loses it and attacks Michael, going as far as to permanently scar his brother's face.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Lucifer is a "consultant" for the LAPD and doesn't know, need to, or care about following proper procedure. Chloe usually has to rein him in when he starts pulling this trope, to varying degrees of success.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Troll, favours Pay Evil unto Evil as per his occupation, often very self-centered, but is actually an incredibly kind man.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • In the Season 1 finale, Lucifer rubs it in Malcolm's face that he is going to hell, as the Pentecostal Coin Lucifer gave him earlier, which would allow a soul to leave hell, was already used by Lucifer himself.
    • In the Season 3 finale, he points out to the dying Cain, who believes that he will go to heaven, since he doesn't regret anything he has done, will go to hell because he killed Charlotte and that he does regret this, which makes him a monster. Cain, in his dying breath mutters that Lucifer, who is about to get back his devil face, is the same.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: How he's introduced in Crisis on Infinite Earths (2019), walking out of a club with two dates.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Lucifer, who has charmed and slept with possibly thousands of women, realizes in Season 2's "Homewrecker" that he's in love with Chloe.
  • Lampshade Hanging: It's practically a Running Gag that people keep walking in on Lucifer at inopportune moments via the elevator to his penthouse. It takes until Season 4 for him to realize that he should really put a lock on the elevator doors.
  • Loophole Abuse: An expert at using these in his infamous deals. Come "Lady Parts", and it's made abundantly clear that someone upstairs is not amused. It later turns out to be Uriel.
  • Louis Cypher: The Devil assumes the human identity of "Lucifer Morningstar" (a name which easily gives away his true identity) on earth. However it's downplayed by the fact that he's completely honest and often tells people his true identity is the Devil (though almost nobody believes him when he does so).
  • Lovable Sex Maniac:
    • Though he leans in the direction of women, Lucifer has had a number of both male and female lovers, and enjoys Eating the Eye Candy for both men and women.
    • In Season 3 he casually lists all social media he's on; it starts with Instagram and ends with Grindr (the last one being a dating/relationship/hook-up site for gay/bi men looking for other gay/bi men).
  • Malicious Misnaming: He mispronounces Constantine's name just to be a jerk.
  • Manchild: While not of the psychopathic variety, Lucifer does act like a snarky immature preteen with no self-awareness or sense of propriety.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Again, this is Lucifer we're talking about.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Lucifer is impeccably dressed, owns a nightclub, and is very well spoken. Oh, and he's actually Satan.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: He has countless angelic siblings, and it's strongly implied that he's the youngest boy.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Toward Chloe in Season 2 after coming to term with his feelings for her. This is especially bad in "Candy Morningstar" where he gleefully introduces his new wife to her, tells her they are Just Friends yet later he publicly sings a love song to her.
  • Mistaken for Racist: In the pilot:
    Lucifer: My name is Lucifer Morningstar.
    2Vile: Lucifer Morningstar? That's a gay hip-hop name.
    Lucifer: Well, that offends me.
    2Vile: You have a problem with black people?
    Lucifer: No, not in the slightest. I just hate your music. And when I say "your music", I mean your music, not the music made by other black people. Without the blues there would be no Devil's music whatsoever. There are of course many giants in the field. Just not you. Am I being clear?
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's extremely attractive and has appeared stark naked (albeit censored by the scenery) on two occasions.
    • Season 4 saw an amusing uptick in fanservice after the show moved to Netflix and its more lenient censorship standards. Nearly every episode contains a scene with Lucifer in some state of undress. Hell, literally, the teaser trailer for season 4 was nothing but him doing a Sexy Surfacing Shot from a pool, with multiple gratuitous shots of his body.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He is vain, smug, has a hard time thinking of anything outside of his own personal problems, blames a lot of those problems on his dad, tends to enact vengeance without thinking it through half of the time, sleeps around a lot and likes to encourage these very same sins on other people under the idea that they are urges that shouldn't be repressed. He is the Devil, after all. As the series goes on, it slowly dawns on him that these various vices aren't as harmless as he thinks they are and learns to be better.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Lucifer is quite willing to torture the guilty, punish the deserving, and even kill if that's necessary but when he's forced to kill Uriel with Azrael's blade, which doesn't just kill but condemns the victim's soul to complete non-existence, utterly destroying it forever, he's completely dazed and in shock at what he's done.
  • Nay-Theist: Much like Amenadiel, Lucifer sees the world under the idea that everything is according to God's grand plan, having known him personally. Unlike Amenadiel however, Lucifer finds the idea of his father meddling in his affairs annoying and will often curse him out when something especially tragic or miraculous occurs.
  • Never My Fault: Lucifer blames all his issues regarding his mother on his father for throwing her out, his mother for ignoring him, Amenadiel for not stopping his mother's escape from hell, Chloe from distracting him, and Dr. Martin for not getting him over his personal issues (the last after she asks him if he's perhaps overlooking someone who might have some responsibility as well). He finally realizes and accepts that he isn't blameless.
  • Noble Demon: This version of Lucifer isn't in the business of causing pain and suffering for his own amusement (most of the time). Instead, he uses his abilities to bring suffering upon those who deserve it while happening to help those in need in the process...
  • Noodle Incident: He has a history of some kind with John Constantine.
  • Oblivious to Their Own Description: When hearing people describe him in unflattering ways, Lucifer is prone to assuming that they're referring to someone else. Usually Dan.
  • Odd Couple: Lucifer likes working by his own rules when investigating and punishing those guilty, even when working with the LAPD. Chloe has to keep him on a short leash when on the job, but she sticks by him because she admits that she's been more successful with him as her partner.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • Strikes up a bond with a preacher, believe it or not. To the point that the man's death drives Lucifer into a blind fury.
    • Although he's still uncomfortable around her, seeing as she's a child, he strikes up a bond with Chloe's daughter Trixie.
  • Oedipus Complex: Quite famously he rebelled against his father and was cast from Heaven for his troubles. The other part not so much since he is terrified of his mother and reacts with revulsion anytime someone suggests something risqué or physically attractive about her.
  • Official Couple: What Lucifer and Chloe finally become in season five to the delight of Linda and Ella.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: He can somehow get out of a locked car and into a locked house without any sign of breaking out or in. Later, he moves from street level to a ledge several floors up a building in moments.
  • Ominous Walk: Does this to Renny in "Favorite Son".
  • Omniglot: According to himself and his mother, he speaks every language there is, so he's as literal an example as it gets. Emphasis on 'speaks', though; he folds when he's confronted with ancient Sumerian writing in Season 2.
  • One True Love: Chloe. Not only has Lucifer never loved anyone else but her, but Chloe was literally made for him by the hand of his Father. When Lucifer finds this out, he fears that their entire relationship is a sham and that she's just a tool his Father is using to manipulate them both. It takes him some time to accept that this isn't the case.
  • Otaku: He enjoys the Body Bag ninja movies. He bonds with Dan over this.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Holds enough of a concern for Trixie that he scares off a bully who was tormenting her and went after Malcolm along with Chloe after he kidnapped her.
    • In Season 4, two gunmen storm Lucifer's penthouse in order to kill him. Trixie is there, and they threaten to shoot her (and Eve) so they don't leave any witnesses. Cue an enraged Lucifer storming out of his bedroom and disarming both gunmen without any effort whatsoever.
    • Despite his earlier reluctance, he's also protective over his nephew, Charlie. After demons kidnap Charlie and try to use him to replace Lucifer as the King of Hell, Lucifer retakes his rightful place so Charlie can remain safe.
  • Parental Sexuality Squick: Despite being very open about sex and having had countless lovers over the years, he does not want to know about Charlotte's sex life and becomes furious at finding out that she slept with Dan.
  • Perma-Stubble: Almost never seen without his 5-o'clock shadow, which stays groomed throughout the episodes.
  • Pornomancer: Many, many women are sexually attracted to Lucifer, and he says that he's like "walking heroin" in the bedroom.
  • Power Incontinence: Briefly suffers from this near the end of Season 4 when he loses control over his "what is it you desire?" shtick. It's strong enough to affect everyone at Lux instantly, and Lucifer wasn't even consciously doing it to anyone in the first place. Both him and Chloe are seriously freaked out by it, but at least it helps solve the case of the week.
  • Proud Beauty: Overall, Lucifer is well aware of being attractive and often boasts about his good looks.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Is distressingly good at these, especially after he shows his true face to Linda.
  • Really Gets Around: Apparently, he gets it from his mother.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning:
    • When pissed at someone, his eyes become great pools of fire. Maze pushes him to get this response specifically to see if he is still capable of being the cruel tyrant she knows he can be.
    • He also uses this to scare Trixie's bully in the pilot by turning his eyes red with goat-like pupils that resemble mouths.
    • His devil eyes briefly become permanent in Season 4 when his self-loathing turns him more and more into his true devil form against his will. He first uses sunglasses to hide it, then a devil mask during a masquerade party at Lux until Chloe finally manages to talk some sense into him, which reverts him to his usual handsome self.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Most people know who he is because he's, despite most stereotypes, rather honest. Whether they believe him upon first contact is...varied, to say the least.
  • Satan: He's the full-deal fallen angel who was cast out of Heaven and now rules over Hell. When he's not vacationing in Los Angeles, that is.
  • Satan is Good: Lucifer is self-centered, not very good at controlling his temper and perhaps a little too into being The Gadfly, but he's otherwise a decent person. His only interest in evil is bringing it to justice.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Once he learns about the way his parents have been manipulating him, he leaves Los Angeles at the end of "A Good Day to Die" without so much as a proper good-bye to anyone.
  • Secret Public Identity:
    • Lucifer is quite happy to tell everybody his real name, since no one actually believes he is who he is — except for the priest at the record producer's wedding, who seems to recognize Lucifer and crosses himself. Mind you, that reaction could simply be because Lucifer's crashed the wedding.
    • As of "Monster" Dr. Martin knows as well; though what we don't know yet is what she'll do with the information.
    • By Season 4 Chloe knows, and it is revealed that an investigatory sect of the Vatican has known about and observed him for awhile.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Slightly downplayed, but he does tend to use expressions no other character would think about, as befits a person who's lived thousands of years, with a quite rapid delivery.
  • Sex for Services: He happily whores himself out for favors on a regular basis. This is how he initially paid Linda for her therapy.
  • Shameless Fanservice Guy: He greets Chloe in the nude in a misguided attempt to get her to sleep with him, and in a later episode has no problems with stripping off in public in order to gift his clothing to a homeless man.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Expensive, smart suits are his main day-to-day attire.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With his brother Michael, though it's mostly one-sided. While Michael has resented Lucifer since forever due to constantly being in his brother's shadow, Lucifer finds the rivalry largely beneath him and was mostly content to ignore Michael. It took Michael screwing around with his life on Earth and revealing his constant manipulation of his brother since the dawn of time for Lucifer to actually get angry at him — which did not end well for Michael.
  • Slasher Smile: If you've really pissed him off, then he starts grinning full force while he's beating your ass.
    • He smiles in this very fashion while slicing across Michael's face with one of Maze's demon knives.
  • Smug Super: Very much so.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Enjoys peppering his posh speech delivered in a British accent with an occasional Precision F-Strike or two, particularly to try and shock the Detective.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Chloe, as of the end of season 4.
  • Super Strength: If he wants to, a slight tap from him can send a large man flying through a window and a few feet beyond that.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He certainly feels this way after meeting a cultist group of Satan worshipers. He's outraged by their lack of understanding and misconception of him and gives them a big "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Tranquil Fury: "Take me back to Hell" is full of this. He is incredibly furious with Malcolm over what he's done but keeps his chipper exterior.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Charlotte (the real one, not the one possessed by Lucifer's mother) uses those very words to describe him. Even Dan, who doesn't get along with Lucifer, is willing to admit that he's really good-looking.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Check, check, and check.
  • Tarot Motifs: Lucifer can create a Tarot card displaying the Major Arcanum XV - The Devil that serves as a temporary passport into the afterlife.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill:
    • Downplayed. While Lucifer doesn't seem to care when a victim is guilty of some sin or crime, he believes that anyone guilty of killing an innocent is to be punished. He makes this very clear to a Satantic Cult.
      Lucifer: "[shouting] STOP! Someone killed this girl! She didn't deserve that, that is not what I stand for! Is that what you all wanted, eh?! [brink of tears] You should be ashamed of yourselves..."
    • Played straight because of the fact that angels are not meant to kill mortals. Lucifer breaks this "rule" when he kills Cain at the end of Season 3, and shortly after his devil face is revealed again.
  • Troll: For just one example: after stopping a jewelry store heist, while time is slowed Lucifer takes the handgun off a thief, strips him down to his underwear, and ties his shoelaces together. It says something about him that despite knowing about the impending end of The Multiverse, he still goes out of his way to mystically compel Mia to reveal her innermost desire, flirts with Diggle, and intentionally mispronounces Constantine's name, just for his own amusement.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: Lucifer, though as Amenadiel and Maze note, has behaving much more morally of late.
  • Villains Never Lie: Is Satan and an Unscrupulous Hero, but his word is binding and he never goes back on a deal even if he thinks the deal is a bad one.
  • Wardrobe Wound: He's immune to earthly weapons, but gets very peevish when they damage his designer wardrobe. Expect him to angrily inform his assailant of the upmarket brand they just ruined.
  • Wedding Ring Defense: A rare male example. Lucifer used a fake marriage to a dancer in order to trick his mother into revealing her plans, though the plan was probably also to get Chloe to back down in pursuing him romantically.
  • While Rome Burns: Seems to think the Crisis is similar enough to the prophesied Apocalypse of his world that he's resigned himself to its inevitability. His only reaction to the incoming antimatter wave is making plans to go out with an orgy.
  • White Shirt of Death: He gets a variant in the Season 3 finale. After using his angel wings to shield himself and Chloe from gunfire, he puts a beatdown on Cain's men with his bloodstained wings extended.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Lucifer never even once lies about who he is (it helps that nobody believes him) and routinely confronts criminals without a shred of deceit about it. The closest "The Prince of Lies" gets is the occasional evasiveness and a few technical truths. (Such as telling Chloe that the stolen container contained "Russian dolls", which it did. He just didn't bother mentioning it also contained a pair of severed angelic wings.) In comparison, both Chloe and Dan lie and hide things when they need to, and Amenadiel, an angel, has absolutely no compunctions about lying and manipulating others to get what he wants.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Chloe, for the first five seasons. The two of them have been aware they're in love with each other since Season 2, but outside of a few kisses, their relationship never really went anywhere. First, due to Lucifer deliberately sabotaging the relationship by getting hitched to an "exotic dancer" (really a conwoman) to trick his mother into revealing her plans (and because he was put off by The Reveal that Chloe had been literally made for him). Then because of the Love Triangle with Pierce. Then because of Chloe learning he was the Devil, combined with Lucifer getting back together with Eve. The last obstacle was Chloe finally learning about the circumstances of her birth — once they moved past that, they finally got together for real and consummated their relationship not long after.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Implied in the Season 3 finale. He demonstrates the ability to summon his angel wings and his devil face in short succession, though the latter may be involuntary.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Compare the series Lucifer with the character from the comics who is a Magnificent Bastard who outsmarts and beats every foe he encounters, creates his own universe, defeats a personified force of entropy itself and helps another character to replace Yahweh himself after he abandons creation. He is also the personification of free will, a complete sociopath, and is not even remotely interested in treating any human as an equal or even being attracted to one of them. The Lucifer of this series is a playboy who likes to party, actually cares about people, and is intrigued by Chloe.
  • Your Heart's Desire: Part of his powers as the Devil is he compel people to tell him "what they truly desire." He uses this on Mia in Crisis on Infinite Earths (2019) to reveal that her deepest desire is to see her father return to life.
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    Det. Chloe Decker 
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"It’s better to move forward than stay stuck in the past."

Played By: Lauren German

First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)

A former actress who is a bit of a pariah around her precinct due to her insistence on investigating cases everyone else thinks are open and shut. She ends up partnering with Lucifer despite her best efforts.


  • Action Mom: Trixie's mother who works as a police detective.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • The amount of times Lucifer addresses Chloe by her name can be counted with one hand. To date, he's only shown calling her "Chloe" twice: in "Quintessential Deckerstar" (before the two have their second Big Damn Kiss) and "Who's da New King of Hell?" (precedes Lucifer giving her a Last Kiss before he returns to Hell). "Detective" is pretty much his way of being affectionate with her.
    • Before his death, John Decker's nickname for his daughter was "Monkey". Chloe carries the tradition by nicknaming Trixie the same way.
  • Amicable Exes: She and Dan become this eventually, most notably after they finally decide to go ahead with their divorce.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Gives one to Lucifer in "Who's da New King of Hell", to make him stay with her. It doesn't work, but at least he reciprocates it.
  • All the Other Reindeer: At the start of the series the rest of the force had a somewhat low opinion of her. Besides the Hot Tub High School nude scene, she was ostracized for insisting that Malcolm is a Dirty Cop in spite of his being extremely well-regarded by everyone else. It was dropped in later seasons.
  • Anti-Magic: Proximity to Chloe makes Lucifer mortal and able to be injured or killed. He describes it as being close to her making him feel vulnerable.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Played with. On the one hand, it's understandable that Chloe doesn't believe that Lucifer is the devil (given that she shoots him and he bleeds). On the other hand, she seemingly writes off his powers revolving around desire and his Super Strength. It's implied that she's realized that Lucifer really has been telling the truth about who and what he is by "A Devil of My Word" before she sees his Game Face up close and personal at last.
  • Better as Friends: Chloe and Dan get along a lot better after they finalize their divorce.
  • Betty and Veronica: In Season 4, she is the Betty to Eve’s Veronica for Lucifer’s Archie. Eve seemingly accepts Lucifer for what he is, while Chloe is still having trouble coming to terms with finding out the truth. Tries to push Lucifer towards the goodness he has shown throughout the series while Eve wants him to be the punishing Devil he was.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Imitates Lucifer's RP accent in "Vegas With Some Radish" ("I'm Lucifer Morningstar, I can play the piano, and I'm a fancy British man!") and "Til Death Do Us Part" ("Hello, drug dealers!").
  • Broken Pedestal: A downplayed example. Chloe's faith in Lucifer is shaken after the events of "A Good Day to Die", when he leaves Los Angeles for Las Vegas without telling her why. She is still willing to work with him afterwards, but is more prone to criticizing him and no longer believes in his words unconditionally.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: While Lucifer is usually the more bombastic of the two, she sometimes serves as the Gentle Girl to his Brooding Boy as well. Whenever Lucifer alternates between denial and self-flagellation, Chloe, being down-to-earth, will serve as his voice of reason and try to make him accept his flaws.
    • A notable case of this is in "A Priest Walks Into a Bar", when she comforts Lucifer by playing a piano duet with him in the aftermath of Father Frank's death.
    • In "Save Lucifer", she manages to convince Lucifer to forgive himself while Lucifer is in his full Devil self. Also counts as an awesome moment, since accepting both sides of Lucifer is something Chloe has been struggling with throughout Season 4.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: In contrast to Lucifer's constant partying, Chloe needs to be egged into drinking. In "Lady Parts", she quickly spills into In Vino Veritas. In "Chloe Does Lucifer", Chloe "Lucinda" goes undercover as "Lucinda" at a high-profile mixer event. After a glass of Prosecco, her response to socializing with Benji is a laugh which Lucifer likens to "a demented witch on crack".
  • The Chosen One: When Amenadiel first meets her mother Penelope, he realizes he's seen her before: thirty-five years prior he had been sent to bless Penelope and John Decker so the childless couple could conceive, the first and only time he was ever asked to do that. He's shaken to realize that God specifically intended for Chloe to exist and encounter Lucifer, and suggests why Lucifer is depowered in her presence.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Though it's usually the other way around, over time, Chloe does consider Lucifer as her partner. The key word here being "her". In a few episodes, she exhibits a mild possessiveness over Lucifer whenever he is not around or intimately close with another woman. Becomes blatant in "Orgy Pants to Work", when she admits to being envious over Lucifer's and Eve's relationship.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Is this for Lucifer.
  • Covert Pervert:
    • In "Til Death Do Us Part", Chloe seems to be enjoying the sight of Lucifer and Pierce kissing.
    • Despite ordering him to put some clothes on, it's telling that Chloe is trying hard to avert her gaze at a buck-naked Lucifer in "Orgy Pants to Work".
  • Cowboy Cop:
    • While not one to break fingers, Chloe usually follows her gut and refuses to let something go unless she has all of the answers, and will even "look the other way" should Lucifer do something amoral in certain situations. Not to mention her own acts of breaking and entering into suspect homes without a warrant and unlawful interrogations.
    • This gets deconstructed in "My Little Monkey", when her decision to follow her father's killer ends up implicating her in his murder. And again in "Quid Pro Ho", when she eventually loses the court case against the real killer because of the same reason.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Is gradually warming up to Lucifer, even admitting she does like working with him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father, John Decker, was murdered while she was a teenager. "My Little Monkey" deals with this aspect of her backstory as she tries to hunt down her father's real killer (as the man imprisoned for the crime turns out to be completely innocent).
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: The season 5 reveal trailer shows that Chloe cuts her hair and dyes it brown. Probably a way to cope with Lucifer leaving her.
  • Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: For some reason she is completely immune to Lucifer's powers, something that both fascinates and frustrates him. He uses finding out why as an excuse to keep following and helping Chloe. In episode 4, she shoots Lucifer in the leg and he can't just shrug it off like every other time he gets shot. In Season 2, Amenadiel discovers her conception was specifically arranged by God, and this relates to her effect on Lucifer, although she remains unaware of this.
  • Fair Cop: She's a pretty cop, and she used to be an actress.
  • Fantastic Racism: She falls into this in Season Four, once she sees Lucifer's true face, plotting with a priest to exorcise him and send him back to Hell. She even asks him if he Eats Babies at one point. Her attempt to grow out of this — and accept Lucifer the way he is — is a big plot point in the season.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She ends up becoming a lot closer to Lucifer after finding him annoying and creepy initially, and also ends up becoming friends with Maze, after their initial hostilities towards each other.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Played with.
    • She refuses to believe that Lucifer is The Lucifer, though she has good reason to at times since she keeps seeing evidence against it (for instance, seeing Lucifer bleed from a bullet wound she gave him). Ironically, she insists that he's hiding something from her.
    • Despite this, when Amenadiel tries to give her a more reasonable explanation she sees through it immediately.
    • She finally learns the truth in the Season 3 finale, though she figures it out before actually seeing Lucifer's devil face. Seeing the face finally confirms it for her.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: "City of Angels?" reveals that she actually met Amenadiel five years ago, but neither recall this meeting when they meet again in "Wingman".
  • For Want of a Nail: In "Once Upon a Time", while John Decker being alive is the starting point, it's ultimately Chloe's choice not to pursue a career in entertainment that changes everything in her friends' lives. Her advancing to more prestigious action films ended up inspiring Ella to become a carjacker; her entry to showbiz caused her to befriend Linda and invite her to the scene as well; and as a result of not joining the LAPD, she and Dan never married and had a family, thus he continues being a corrupt cop and Trixie was never born. And that's just the backstory; not meeting Lucifer means that the events of the series never happened, causing Maze and Amenadiel to stay gruff and alienated from the human world, Charlotte still being alive and amoral, etc.
  • Friendless Background: Chloe's no-nonsense personality is heavily implied to be caused by this. She was homeschooled, after all. When Lucifer challenges her to name three friends she can call to have a drink with, she clearly has difficulties answering it. She ends up inviting Ella, Maze, and Linda, all of whom are new acquaintances to her, so to speak.
  • "Friends" Rent Control: Discussed and subverted. In Season 1, she lives in a very nice house that she could not afford on a cop's salary. Lucifer immediately asks if she got the money by taking bribes. It's actually her mother's house; she moved in after separating from Dan. In Season 2, after she divorces from Dan, she decides to turn a new leaf and rent a flat.
  • Generation Xerox: Her father was a police officer in Los Angeles and her mother was a known actress.
  • Heroic BSoD: After seeing Lucifer's devil face, Chloe went off with Trixie to Rome, trying to reconcile the depictions of Lucifer being the embodiment of evil with the man himself.
    • And again in season five when she learns that she was a miracle to be put in Lucifer's path.
  • Homeschooled Kids: In "High School Poppycock", Chloe admits that since she grew up an actress, she was homeschooled, so never had the chance to experience things like prom. Throughout the episode, she gets positively giddy at joining a high school reunion and studiously reads a series of autobiographical books about it.
  • Idiot Ball: Grabs this in "Who Da New King of Hell?" when she decides to leave Eve, who is unarmed and alone with a baby that a bunch of demons are trying to take to Hell, by herself so she can give an Anguished Declaration of Love to Lucifer, knowing that she's the cause of his mortality (which means she knows the demons can potentially hurt him when she's around). It's especially egregious because Chloe is usually good when it comes to avoiding Skewed Priorities in a crisis, making it look like a poorly-implemented way to show that Chloe has finally accepted Lucifer's nature, devil form and all.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When Chloe asks Lucifer if he enjoyed torturing souls in Hell.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Lucifer, eventually.
  • Jerkass Realization: She's hell-bent on proving Malcolm's guilt, but after a calling out by Dan (as her investigation could cost his innocent family his benefits and pension) and coming face-to-face with his heart-broken wife, she realizes that the right thing is not necessarily the good thing, and she closes the investigation against Malcom (while planning to investigate him on her own time).
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Inverted, as she's Lucifer's Morality Pet, but is the one doing the kicking when she not only asks Lucifer if he enjoyed torturing souls in Hell, but she asked him if he bit the heads off of children. Even worse, she initially tries to send Lucifer back to Hell.
  • Like Brother and Sister: She becomes this with Ella.
  • Locked Out of the Loop:
    • Not knowing that Lucifer is really the Devil has so far caused more problems than solved them, especially in the latter half of Season 2.
    • Though by Season 2, she realizes “something” is odd about her partner, she’s not quite ready to accept idea that he's the Devil, but it works so chooses to not rock the boat.
    • In the Season 3 finale, she sees his Devil Face full on.
  • Mama Bear:
    • When Malcolm kidnapped Trixie, she went against police protocol and removed his money from evidence in order to meet with him and exchange it for her daughter's life.
    Chloe: Trixie is all that matters.
    • Her endless arguments with Maze after the two begin living together in Season 2 is because she perceives Maze's, uh, rather unorthodox hobbies as contrary to what she wants Trixie to learn.
  • Meaningful Name: Chloe means "the green shoot" in Greek, and is a nickname of the Goddess Demeter that invokes her powers of ever-returning fertility. Perhaps actually calling her Persephone, which is the name of Demeter's daughter that ended up marrying Hades, the God of the Underworld, might have been a bit too on the nose.
  • Morality Chain:
    • For Pierce, potentially. He ends their relationship when he falls in love with her and feels remorse for manipulating her. He doesn't want to kill her and tells her to step aside when he's about to kill Lucifer. When he lies dying, he asks if Chloe is OK. But on the other hand, he still tried to kill Amenadiel and frame Lucifer (Chloe's best friend and the man she actually loves) for it, accidentally killed Charlotte, and said he'd kill her if he has to when she protects Lucifer. And when Chloe shoots him, he orders his men to kill her and Lucifer.
    • The alt-universe episode "Once Upon a Time" seems to imply that she is one to Dan. It's not so much their relationship (since the two end up divorcing in season 2 anyway), but simply not being there in his life. Because she never met Dan, they never started a family together, meaning he never repented from being a dirty cop.
  • Morality Pet: She can literally bring out Lucifer's humanity, and is able to talk him down from seriously hurting anyone whenever he's pissed off. Most notably in episode three of the first season; right after Lucifer throws the man responsible for the murder through a glass window, he begins to advance on him angrily. Chloe gets in the way and tells him to calm down. He looks at her, and you can see the anger fading away in his eyes when his gaze is on her.
  • Moral Myopia: Initially in season 4. She thinks the right thing to do is trying to send someone - a friend she's had for years, no less! - to Hell. She gets better.
  • Nay-Theist:
    • In "Manly Whatnots", she tells Lucifer that she doesn't believe in God or the Devil, but does believe in right and wrong.
    • Her lack of a religious upbringing is probably why in Season 4, she is briefly receptive to the church's teachings about the Devil and why she struggles throughout an entire season to reconcile these beliefs with what she was familiar with.
  • Never My Fault: Downplayed in season 4. She does admit to it, but after her initial role in trying to send Lucifer to Hell comes out, she tries to play it off as freaking out "for a moment" (rather than the few months it actually was), contrasting with her usual stance on accepting personal responsibility.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • After she gets close with Lucifer, she sometimes exhibits jealousy over him, most notably in "Trip to Stabby Town" when she mistakes him hooking up with Ella.
    • She has mocked Lucifer's RP accent a few times, both while drunk and sober.
    • In "High School Poppycock", she becomes seriously invested in a series of autobiographical teen novels and starts identifying herself with the protagonist.
  • Not So Different: Maze pressures Chloe on why she's a cop, and Chloe admits that she doesn't like people getting away with crimes — just like Lucifer. And she likes shooting people.
  • No-Sell: Chloe is immune to Lucifer's abilities and charms, sexual or otherwise. The central theme of the series is that Lucifer, usually a literal walking Chick Magnet who can get away with any woman he wants to sleep with, has to struggle getting Chloe to pay attention to him the normal way, because, without his charms, Chloe sees him like most people would if not for them: a sleazy, obnoxious creep.
  • Odd Couple: Chloe is a very by-the-book detective, a stack contrast to Lucifer, who will freely ignore the law and disrupt her work if it means solving the case. Chloe admits that, differences aside, she needs Lucifer as her partner, as he often makes their cases successful. Though as time goes on we see that she's actually willing to take risks and go off-the-books in order to catch the killers.
  • Odd Friendship: With Maze, a hard-drinking and rule-breaking woman who loves chaos and violence. Things get bizarre when the two end up sharing a house.
  • Old Shame: In-universe, the Hot Tub High School movie she did while she was a rising actress, which Lucifer claims rivals Phoebe Cates's in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Chloe says she became a police officer so that no one will recognize her because of that.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Try as she might, she can't completely shed her reputation as a paparazzi-punching teenage actress. The fact that her mother is a well-known B-Movie actress doesn't help matters.
  • One True Love: She was literally made for Lucifer, as Amenadiel had been sent by his father to bless her mother to ensure her conception. This ends up being deconstructed in Season 5, after Chloe finds out about the circumstances of her birth. Much like Lucifer in Season 2, she begins to wonder if that means she has no real choice in her actions and that she's just a puppet of fate, and that her feelings for Lucifer aren't even real. It's only after realizing that the reason why Lucifer is vulnerable around her is because he chooses to be that she finally accepts that while she may have been made for him, it's ultimately her choice over whether or not they get to be together.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Invoked at the end of season four, where a tearful Chloe finally tells Lucifer that she loves him and begs him not to go back to hell.
  • Properly Paranoid: She is the only LAPD cop who suspects that Malcolm Graham is not a martyr, but a Dirty Cop who has been fooling everyone. Not only is she right, her estranged husband has been working all this time to make her crazy in front of everyone else.
  • Relationship Upgrade: What Chloe and Lucifer finally undergo in ”Detective Amenadiel”.
  • She's Got Legs: While disguised as Candy in "Candy Morningstar".
  • Skewed Priorities: As an unfortunate side-effect of carrying the Idiot Ball around during the fourth season finale, she decides to declare her love for Lucifer during a demon attack (which leaves Eve alone with baby Charlie, whom the demons are trying to kidnap) rather than wait until everyone is safe.
  • Sleeping with the Boss: She ends up dating lieutenant Marcus Pierce in Season 3.
  • Slut-Shaming: Has an unfortunate habit of doing this, especially to Lucifer.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Lucifer at the end of season 4.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Does not take the revelation that she was a gift from God to Lucifer well at all and makes her question her own free will until Amenadiel assures her that all it means is Lucifer can’t reflect her desires back at her.
  • Troll: In the first two episodes she repeatedly convinces Lucifer his powers are starting to work on her, then pulls the rug out from under him.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: She's this for Lucifer, having no idea he's really the Devil. Until the Season 3 finale.
  • Unwitting Pawn:
    • God is clearly up to something with her, but Chloe has no idea she's special in any way.
    • Cain is also manipulating her into a relationship with him, hoping that her feelings can cure him of his curse.
    • While she agrees to work with Kinley willingly out of her own fears and confusion over Lucifer, she did not know he was aware of her mortalizing effect on Lucifer. She later realizes that's the real reason Kinley needed her for his plans to send Lucifer back to Hell.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: In season 5, she's furious with Dan when he shoots Lucifer.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Lucifer.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The Serious Child to Penelope Decker's Wacky Parent.

    Mazikeen "Maze" 
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"Self-worth comes from within, bitches."

Played By: Lesley-Ann Brandt

First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)

Mazikeen, better known by her nickname Maze, is a demon who works as Lucifer's bodyguard and a bartender at Lux. She is mostly annoyed that Lucifer isn't doing anything interesting any more. After coming to realize she needs to strike out on her own and not rely on him anymore, she gets work as a bounty hunter for hire and moves in with Chloe.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Played with. Her comic counterpart starts off with one half of her face being that of an attractive woman, with the other half being a decaying skull. "Sweet Kicks" shows her true appearance in a reflection, which is the same as her comic counterpart. She seems to disguise herself with the same glamour as Lucifer. In "Monster", while being out with Trixie for "Trick or Treat", she shows her her real face.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the comics, she and Lucifer are lovers, in this version they are just friends.
  • Affectionate Nickname: She is most often called "Maze", but only by people she considers her friends. For most of season 1, she objects to Chloe's usage of it, since she sees her as a thorn in her plan to return back to Hell, but drops it once they graduate to Vitriolic Best Buds.
  • Artificial Human: Artificial living creature, at least. She says she was "forged in the bowels of Hell to torture the guilty." While it's possible she wasn't being literal, Lucifer's mother notes that she doesn't have anything resembling a family, implying that she is an artificial construct. Presumably, this extends to all demons. Season 4 retcons her as a daughter of Lilith however, though with the implication that she "forged" rather than birthed her.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Played With. Initially her job was to "protect" someone who is invulnerable and immortal. Eventually, it subverted when Lucifer becomes vulnerable, which makes Maze's protection much more necessary.
  • Bounty Hunter: After quitting Lucifer's club in season 2 she's delighted to find that you can hunt humans and get paid for it.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: With her being such a badass bounty hunting demon bodyguard, one could be forgiven for forgetting how sensitive she really is. People constantly tend to do so and end up hurting her feelings.
  • Character Development: In season 1, she wanted nothing more than to return to Hell, worried that humans might have a negative impact on Lucifer. By season 4, she chose to remain on Earth, if only to help Linda and Amenadiel raise Charlie.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She's betrayed Lucifer and the others for the main villain of Seasons 1,3, 4, and 5. By the time of the last one, you can tell Lucifer is very much sick of it.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She's really not happy when Linda starts dating Amenadiel, despite the fact that she dumped him. By Season 4 though, she perfectly okay with them together (in addition to being their baby's honorary aunt), and has fallen in love with Eve.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Right before her short fight with Amenadiel, she retorts, "You forget. I love pain."
  • Cool Aunt: She plans to become this following Charlie's birth.
  • Cool Big Sis: Becomes something of one towards Trixie.
  • The Corrupter: To Lucifer, oddly enough. She is always pushing him to act more like the Devil she once knew and less like a human.
  • Covert Pervert: While she usually doesn't bother with the covert part, she grabs a bowl of popcorn and sneaks into Chloe's bedroom to watch when she hears through the walls that Chloe is having an Erotic Dream.
  • Dark Action Girl: Being Lucifer's bodyguard, a demon, and a total badass.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Spends more time making snippy comments at Lucifer than she does actually bartending, it seems.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In Season 5 Maze is angry with Lucifer for not taking her with him when he return to Hell. However, as Lucifer lampshaded, she can return at any moment by just asking Amenadiel. Maze's face makes clear that she never considered that posibility.
  • Emotional Regression: After she finds out that Linda and Amenadiel start dating behind her back, knowing that she would overreact, she becomes incredibly spiteful and obsessive. She socially tortures both of them into confessing what they did and breaks her friendship with them. When they break up just to please her and Linda apologizes to her repeatedly (even getting her a hatchet as a gift in a metaphorical "burying of the hatchet"), Mazikeen refuses to back down and tells her to "go to Hell" and breaks the hatchet over her knee. She soon tries to numb herself through her own hedonism, increasing her intake of sex and alcohol with reckless abandon, brings up her and Dan's covered murder and calls Trixie a brat.
  • Erotic Eating: It seems Maze is incapable of doing anything in a non-sensual fashion... not even eating Dan's pudding at the cop shop.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first scene shows her getting head from a random guy behind the bar at Lux.
    Maze: [momentarily paying no attention to Lucifer ... Thank you, Patrick. You can go.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She's a vicious, almost completely amoral demon who really enjoys hurting humans, but there are a few persons she honestly cares about. The roster always included Lucifer no matter how nastily they treat each other, and gradually expands to encompass Amenadiel, Chloe, Trixie and especially Linda.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • In "Super Bad Boyfriend", she's disturbed that a drunken Dan wanted her to torture him. She refused to indulge him.
    • She was perfectly okay with helping Michael (who was impersonating Lucifer) break Chloe's heart in "Lucifer! Lucifer! Lucifer!" She drew the line at letting him attempt a Bed Trick on her, however, as it was essentially rape by fraud.
  • The Fashionista: Since settling on Earth, she has become something of a fashion hedonist, frequently dressing up in leathery, Stripperriffic clothes. She also dyes and styles her hair differently every season.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She despises Chloe at first and even considers killing her in her sleep. Eventually, Maze warms up to Chloe and by Season 2 considers her a friend.
  • Fish out of Water: She feels somewhat out of place on Earth, eventually going to seeking Linda's help to try and get her to fit in with humanity more.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: In "Monster", while trick-or-treating with Trixie, she tells the latter to turn around before revealing her true face to her. Trixie is overjoyed because it'll get them "so much candy".
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's PISSED when she finds out Amenadiel and Linda are dating. But she's gotten over it by Season 4, and has fallen for Eve.
  • The Hedonist: She's introduced casually getting eaten out by some random man while she's working.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: While she's introduced as Lucifer's right-hand demon, Maze is very emotionally volatile and is primarily interested in her own well-being. As her relationships and personal outlook evolve and her goals along with them, she's liable to betray Lucifer and work alongside the villain of the season, or stick by him and help him fight them.
  • Hellbent For Leather: Most of her skimpy outfits contain a significant percentage of black leather. Gets lampshaded repeatedly by various characters throughout the series.
  • Hidden Depths: Just because she's a Hell demon who takes glee in torturing people, doesn't mean she has no feelings of her own. As shown in "Sympathy for the Goddess" where she breaks into tears because she thought Lucifer was leaving her and didn't even bother telling her his real plan.
    • This stems from being abandoned by her mother, as we learn in Season 5.
  • Honorary Aunt: To Linda and Amenadiel's son Charlie.
  • Identical Grandson: Looks exactly like her mother Lilith did in her youth.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: A firm believer in this. Unusually for the trope example, she's quite willing to use it on the ladies as well.
    Maze: (When Chloe asks how she got into the police station) Let's just say Samantha at the front desk is no longer into men.
  • In Love with the Mark: She is surprised to find herself falling for Amenadiel after acting as Lucifer's mole, and even saves his life in the Season 1 finale.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Seems to be this toward Lucifer, at least when he is acting like the Devil.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She wasn't one of Hell's torturers for nothing. There's a sadistic streak in there, not to mention a certain glee at the prospect of hunting down human criminals for a living, but she also cares deeply for Linda, Trixie, and Chloe, not to mention Lucifer himself, obviously.
  • Kick the Dog: She's incredibly cruel to Linda over her relationship with Amenadiel, and calls Trixie a "stupid little brat" at one point.
  • Knife Nut: Has a marked fondness for bladed weapons, daggers in particular. Her favorites seem to be a pair of hell-forged karambits that, contrary to earthly weapons, can wound and even kill celestial beings. She's often seen toying with them when her hands don't have anything better to do.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She's constantly hooking up with people for casual sex and has an impressive collection of sex toys.
  • Love Hungry: Much of the time what she wants is for someone to love her and put her first, and she's endlessly frustrated by the fact that while a number of characters do care for her, they always care for someone or something else more.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: She tells Ella that she has thousands and thousands of siblings. However, it's implied that demons don't reproduce like animals, but are somehow created.
    • Season 4 clarifies her status as a daughter of Lilith, the first wife of Adam who rejected God's plan and went on to become a notoriously promiscuous and fertile demon. Some of her siblings even show up to cause trouble this time around.
  • The Mole:
    • For Amenadiel, reporting to him about Lucifer in the hopes of getting to go back to Hell.
    • She plans to reverse the situation and be Lucifer's mole on Amenadiel after they had sex.
  • Monster Roommate: In Season 2, she moves in with Chloe and Trixie — not that the two of them know that she's a demon (yet).
    • In Season 4, she moves in with Linda after Chloe's discomfort with her true nature becomes apparent following the big reveal at the end of Season 3.
  • Mr. Smith: After becoming a Bounty Hunter, she uses the name Mazikeen Smith.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's very attractive, and usually appears in tight-fitting leather attire.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Rare are the scenes of Maze and Lucifer at the Lux that don't show them consuming copious amounts of hard alcohol, but unlike her boss, Maze has yet to be seen intoxicated even a tiny bit. Naturally, Hilarity Ensues whenever she's actively partying with humans.
  • Nightmare Face: Her true form has half of her face appearing to be horribly decayed.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She loves violence, to put it mildly. She is not called Hell's best torturer for nothing.
    • In "All About Her", it is revealed that Maze's phone ringtone is the infamous "Psycho" Strings from Psycho.
    • She joins Linda's birth class in "Orgy Pants to Work" and is the only person in the room who enjoys a graphic video of a woman giving birth.
  • Ninja Maid: Or Ninja Bartender, as Chloe calls her.
  • Odd Friendship: She openly admits to Dr. Martin she made friends with Trixie, and in the same conversation asks if the doctor wants to hang out.
  • One-Man Army: She is Lucifer's bodyguard and has no problem demolishing a street gang that threatens him and Chloe. She does not even break a sweat while doing so.
  • Only Sane Man: For the first half of Season 2, she seems to be the only person who knows that Lucifer's mother can't be trusted.
  • Reality Ensues: When one of her bounty hunts brings her to Canada, Maze just packs her usual skimpy leather outfits for the tripnote . Cut to her shivering in the Canadian winter, followed by a roof avalanche dropping on her head. Demons may be a lot tougher than humans in many regards, but as it turns out, immunity to cold isn't part of the package.
  • Really Gets Around: Her very first scene involves a man going down on her and she is constantly hooking up with other people. She also had a brief relationship with Amenadiel and has slept with Lucifer in the past.
  • The Soulless: Being a demon, Maze doesn't have a soul. It not only sets her apart from humans and even angels, it also means that if she ever gets killed, she'll be Deader Than Dead since there's nothing of her that could be brought back from either Heaven or Hell. By Season 5, she's come to hate this because she believes it's prevented her from having a romantic attachment with someone, and thus will cause her to die alone like her mother did. The promise of a soul is what causes her to side with Michael in the Season 5 midseason finale.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In the first, third and fourth season. note  She enjoys hurting people and has no ethics whatsoever. The only restraints on her behaviour is practicality and the regard of the few people, like Lucifer, who she personally cares about.
  • Torture Technician: Seems to have been her primary job in Hell, and she's still very much into inflicting (and suffering) pain whenever possible.
  • Two-Faced: Mazikeen does indeed have the same half Nightmare Face as in the comics, but hides it the same way Lucifer hides his true form.
  • The Vamp: Really enjoys flirting with people to get their guard down, whether it be Amenadiel or Dan.
  • We Used to Be Friends: A major subplot of the series is that Maze and Lucifer are no longer as close as they used to be as their lives on earth take them in different directions. Throughout the series Maze makes it vocal that she wants to return to Hell, but Lucifer likes it on Earth. This conflict between them plays a major role in Season 3.
    • In Season 4, Maze and Lucifer have quickly reconciled, but her friendship with Chloe is strained after she finds out the truth about her and Lucifer and doesn't handle it well.

    Det. Daniel "Dan" Espinoza 
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"Say you fall in love with a woman who has a cat. What are you gonna do? You accept the cat."

Played By: Kevin Alejandro

First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)

Chloe's co-worker, ex-husband, and father of her daughter.


  • Action Dad: As involved in action as his ex-wife.
  • Amicable Exes: He and Chloe become this eventually, most notably after they finally decide to go ahead with their divorce, though he still obviously has feelings for her.
  • The Atoner: Surrenders himself in "Take Me Back to Hell" to the LAPD to clear Lucifer's name. Actually, pretty much all of his actions in the episode. When Lucifer uses his power to determine what his greatest desire is, Dan reveals he wants to redeem himself.
  • Better as Friends: Chloe and Dan get along a lot better after they finalize their divorce. In fact, Dan was the one who suggested they finalize it once and for all.
  • Butt-Monkey: After spending Season 1 as a mildly sinister Jerkass, he begins transforming into this in Season 2 since the department can't fire or demote him without suffering its share of humiliation for his actions, so instead he's placed firmly at the bottom of the totem pole, reduced to doing every other detective's grunt work. By Season 3, he basically exists as a target for the Jerkass-ier characters like Lucifer and Pierce to fling witty insults at. And people keep stealing his pudding!
  • By-the-Book Cop: If a little eager to close cases, he does worry more about doing his job by the numbers than Chloe or Lucifer do. In "Et Tu, Doctor?", Chloe explains that he's more focused on his job than his family. It may not be the only reason.
  • Dirty Cop:
    • Revealed to be one in "Et Tu, Doctor?". He was the one who shot Malcolm. Subverted when it's revealed that he only did that to protect Chloe from Malcolm, who was the real Dirty Cop.
    • In the alternate universe of "Once Upon a Time", Dan is a dirty cop to the core, since he never met Chloe, never became a father, and therefore never had any reason to become a better person. He is last seen driving away with Charlotte, an equally dirty attorney, with cash and gold they stole from Lucifer.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Detective Douche, which is how Lucifer addresses him in season 1 and early season 2. After the events of "Trip to Stabby Town", however, Lucifer, possibly out of respect at him managing to fend off the influence of Azrael's Blade, starts calling Dan by his full name, Daniel. Lucifer occasionally reverts to "Detective Douche" when Dan is being especially douche-y towards him.
  • Fair Cop: Dan is a very attractive cop, to say the least.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: He and Lucifer eventually become friends (albeit of the vitriolic variety) during Season 2, after spending the first season despising each other.
  • Heroic Willpower: Azrael's blade is an Artifact of Doom that can induce mortals to act on trivial slights with murderous rage, but Dan was able to resist its influence after admitting that the things he was upset about were largely his own fault.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He still has feelings for Chloe.
    • He's able to resist the influence of Azrael's blade and not stab Lucifer. Impressive for a mortal.
    • He's revealed to be attending improv sessions, and is pretty good at it.
  • Hunk: Has a very impressive build. Noticeable whenever he is paired with lanky Lucifer, particularly in "My Little Monkey", where the two visit a bathhouse.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His reason to gaslight on Chloe to protect her from Malcolm.
    • Gives the same reasoning to Chloe during Season 5 for shooting Lucifer, trying to kill him on Michael's instructions.
  • In-Series Nickname: Most people call him "Dan". Lucifer is the only one who regularly uses his full given name, Daniel (that is, when he's not calling him "Detective Douche").
  • Jerkass:
    • Is initially one to Chloe at every turn, with a side of Deadpan Snarker. He calls her out when he thinks she and Lucifer are sleeping together. He gets better as time goes on.
    • He is also one to Lucifer in much of season 1, hence his nickname "Detective Douche". Relapses back again for much of season 4, as his grief over Charlotte's death causes him to blame Lucifer over everything, until Linda convinces him to confront his issues in "Save Lucifer".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Does help Chloe pursue a case off-the-books when he thinks she's right, and in season 3, interrupts his own vacation to help Maze when she's on a job in Canada.
  • Latino Is Brown: Averted. Kevin Alejandro is actually Latino, but does not look like the stereotype at all. In the unaired pilot, Dan was played by a more stereotypical Latino actor. The casting was matched with Trixie, whose actress, in contrast, didn't change, making the brown-eyed, tan-skinned Trixie look oddly mismatched against her blue-eyed, light-skinned parents.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Has no idea that Lucifer is really the Devil. At least until Season 5, courtesy of Michael causing Dan to accidentally see Luci's Devil face, at which point Dan has a Heroic BSoD.
  • The Mourning After: Dan spends much of season 4 mourning after Charlotte and is either a jerk (Lucifer) or distant (everyone else) to others. Upon Ella's urging, however, he seeks therapy with Linda in "Save Lucifer" and mostly recovers from this state by the season finale.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Downplayed but he has a few shirtless scenes in the series.
  • Odd Friendship: Develops a pretty strong friendship with Amenadiel, of all people.
  • Papa Wolf: His relationship with Chloe is complicated but he still cares about her and he loves their daughter Trixie. He tries to close cases to protect Chloe. He threatens Lucifer not to do anything that would put Chloe or Trixie in danger or he will make Lucifer pay.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: After John Decker's real murderer gets an innocent verdict, Dan and Maze arrange for the Russian mob to find out he'd killed one of their men to cover his tracks and arrange for them to abduct and, presumably, take their revenge. See also Season 5 when he's manipulated by Michael into trying to kill Lucifer - going by Lucifer's eons old reputation as opposed to the evidence he's personally seen over the course of the time he's known him, due to Michael's abuse of his Adult Fear for his soul and the safety of his friends, ex, and daughter.
  • Pet the Dog: As mentioned above, goes to Chloe to help her and genuinely seems to still care about her.
  • Otaku: He enjoys the Body Bag ninja movies. He bonds with Lucifer over this.
  • Redemption Demotion: At the end of season 1, he confesses to his complicity in Malcolm's plans and is arrested. The next season reveals that the LAPD releases Dan but demotes him from detective to ordinary officer.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: As he states in "A Devil of My Word", he will not rest until he catches the person who murdered the woman he loves.
  • Sex for Solace: He makes out with Ella in "Devil Is As Devil Does" amid his grief over Charlotte's death.
  • Shipper on Deck: After he divorces Chloe, he supports her hooking up with Lucifer. He even consoles him when she starts dating Pierce, though Dan states that's mainly because he doesn't like Pierce.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He relapses back to his Season 1 douche-y self after Charlotte's death, blaming Lucifer for everything and even (albeit accidentally) almost getting him killed in a reckless attempt to make Lucifer face justice for assaulting a previous suspect. Gets Lampshaded by Lucifer in 'Devil Is As Devil Does'.
    Lucifer: (introducing him to Eve) And that's Dan. He's a douche again.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He mellows out a lot in Season 2, and even becomes friends (somewhat) with Lucifer. He returns to this characterization in Season 5, though he does have a Freak Out after learning Lucifer really is the Devil.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pudding. Even seeing a man boiled alive in a big vat of it can't put him off the stuff for very long.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: He's this for Lucifer, having no idea he's really the Devil. At least until Season 5, courtesy of Michael.

    Amenadiel 
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"No matter how bad things get, the true test is how we choose to respond to the pain. We suffer, or inflict."

Played By: D.B. Woodside

First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)

An archangel sent by God to get Lucifer back into Hell punishing sinners. He really hates Lucifer and is very insisting on him returning to Hell. After Season 1, he gets hit with a big bout of Break the Haughty and subsequently undergoes Character Development, becoming one of Lucifer's allies. They're still not too fond of each other, though.


  • Above the Influence: Played With. He's openly disgusted with Lucifer when he finds him in the aftermath of a three-way, but he was also disturbed in a different way when Maze turned down his offer of an alliance to get Lucifer back to Hell.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He's much more handsome than his neanderthalish comic self.
  • Adaptational Heroism: While not a hero, per se, Amenadiel is a far more reasonable and caring being that his comic counterpart ever was.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Amenadiel was the first angel to be created and pretty much defines the aloof, no-nonsense personality that most angels exhibit. Through Character Development, though, this gradually dissipates as the series goes on.
  • The Atoner: After thoroughly Jumping Off the Slippery Slope in Season 1, and spending Season 2 facing the consequences of it, Season 3 has him trying to practice humility and become a better angel.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite their initial difficulties during Season 1, the following seasons show that when the chips are down, Lucifer and Amenadiel really do care for each other. One of the main reasons Lucifer even went back to Hell was to protect his nephew, Amenadiel's son Charlie.
  • Bash Brothers: A literal example with Lucifer during the Season 1 finale after his Heel–Face Turn, when the two of them take down a room full of gun-wielding thugs.
  • Been There, Shaped History:
    • A more low key version. He is responsible for humans associating Lucifer with goats. A few key appearances, a few right words, and things got rolling.
    • Also, season 3 revealed that he is the one who gave Pierce, a.k.a. Cain, his mark and made him immortal.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 1, as his desire to see Lucifer back in Hell is Lucifer's main conflict, and in this he subsequently drives the other major conflicts: he was the one responsible for taking Lucifer's wings and reviving Malcolm as part of his schemes.
  • Blood Knight: He alludes to a love of fighting when he confronts Lucifer, admitting that he wouldn't have second thoughts about starting a war.
  • Body Horror: In Season 2, his wings start to rot as he becomes a Fallen Angel.
  • Break the Haughty: Season 2 is full of this for him.
  • Broken Pedestal: He starts to feel resentful towards God after He casts him out, and ultimately turns his back on his father in "Monster".
  • Brought Down to Badass:
    • Despite losing his powers, he is asked to pull a You Shall Not Pass! with both Lucifer and Chloe's lives at risk, and he single-handedly manages to hold off multiple security guards.
    • Come the Season 3 finale he's recovered his angelic grace, though he can't slow time anymore.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Michael's Cain. While he doesn't hate Amenadiel like he does Lucifer, Michael has no issues using and manipulating Amenadiel and his family for the sake of his schemes against his twin brother. In turn, Amenadiel is irritated by Michael's antics, tells him to go home the moment he figures out his younger brother's impersonation ruse, and outright attacks him after he tries to use Charlie just to screw with Lucifer's life.
  • Cassandra Truth: In Season 3, Amenadiel warns Lucifer not to trust Pierce and that his selfish goal to remove his mark would only lead to bad things happening. Suffice it to say a lot of the catastrophes that occur by the end of the season wouldn't have happened if Lucifer had just listened.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first season, Amenadiel was a little naive and hardly discreet towards humans about the fact that god and angels are real. In fact, Lucifer had to stop him from revealing his angelic nature when they buddied up to get his wings back. Now in Season 2, Amenadiel says that humans must not be allowed to discover factual evidence that angels, god, and heaven are real. However, he may be drawing the line between easily-ignored anecdotal evidence (like showing off his powers to mortals) and documented scientific proof (like a blood test of a celestial being).
  • Chick Magnet: In Season 5, he becomes the object of attraction for an entire convent of nuns. This turns out to be because he now has the ability to reflect their love for God back at them.
  • Chocolate Baby: A Running Gag in the series is humans doing a Double Take whenever Lucifer and Amenadiel claim themselves to be brothers, despite Amenadiel being a black man who has an American accent and Lucifer being a white man who has an RP accent. As they are angels, they don't exactly conform to human racial terms (and much later, the angels Azrael and Remiel, both looking like Asian women, are introduced).
  • The Comically Serious: He has his moments. For one example, when he goes to Linda about his "physical" problem (ie. his decaying wings), and she instantly assumes he's talking about erectile dysfunction.
  • Compelling Voice: While he's seemingly lost the ability to stop time, he's gained this in its place. More specifically, he has the ability to reflect the love the devout have for God back at them, making them more susceptible to doing what he wants — as seen with the nuns at a convent he visits for the case in "Detective Amenadiel".
  • Deadpan Snarker: While there where hints of a sense of humor in Season 1, it shows more in Season 2.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Once he has his Heel Realization over Malcolm.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Gets hit with this hard when he decides that Earth is now his home and no longer needs to get back to the Silver City. He finds a purpose when Linda tells him she's pregnant with his child.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He stops being a main threat by the first season finale and undergoes a Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Dreaded: Malcolm fears him, for he can permanently kill him.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: A major part of his character arc in Season 3 is making this an Invoked Trope: He's convinced his father had some great plan for him when he sent him to get Lucifer back into Hell at the start of the series, and is trying to make sense of the things that have happened to him to figure out how he fits into His Plan.
  • Ex-Big Bad: He lingers on Earth after Season 1 despite his failures to bring Lucifer back to Hell. At first it was because he became a fallen angel, but even after regaining his wings he decided to go back because he had come to be fond of humanity.
  • Expy: As the eldest of the angels and their leader, Amenadiel is basically the Archangel Michael with a different namenote  This becomes hilarious and somewhat self-deprecating when he vetoes Linda's suggestion to name their baby after Michael. Season 5, however, reveals that Michael is a separate character and Amenadiel's veto of the name seems to have something to do with it.
  • Fallen Angel: As Lucifer points out, Amenadiel has done a lot of sinful things in the name of sending Lucifer back to Hell. At the start of Season 2, his angelic powers start failing, his wings are beginning to rot, and he's desperately searching for how to redeem himself. Come Season 3, he's fully fallen.
    • However due to his theory of celestials being able to control their abilities subconsciously being proven right, He recovers his powers and wings, minus his time slowing powers that kept him distant from mankind.
  • For the Lulz: His whole reason for starting the Lucifer-goat rumor, more or less.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's an Old Testament-style angel, willing to have Malcolm assassinate Lucifer in order to return him to Hell.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Due to his unquestioning belief that everything is a part of his father's grand plan, every experience he has he sees through this lens, all of his actions (or, in some cases, his in-action) done with the consideration of "what would God want [him] to do?" This has caused him more than one Crisis of Faith, denouncing and renouncing his loyalties at the drop of a hat when faced with particularly personal hardships (like his brother Uriel's death over their mother's eternal damnation) or benefits (like when he finds out that he was God's favorite).
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Malcolm is identified as having killed several people, Amenadiel is genuinely remorseful because he's responsible and seeks Lucifer's help to atone by making things right.
  • Hero Antagonist: The closest thing the first season has to an overarching villain with his schemes and antagonism towards Lucifer, but his motives are fairly altruistic — without Lucifer down there to keep order, Hell is falling apart and God (and Amenadiel) has an interest in Lucifer going back to put it right.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: After Caleb is killed, Amenadial comes to believe that humans have lost their way and his son would be safer in Heaven.
  • Infinite Supplies: While his lifestyle is considerably more modest than his brother's, he also never seems to lack money despite having no apparent source of income.
  • Jerkass: Amenadiel is extremely hostile towards Lucifer and wastes no opportunity to state his dislike of his fallen brother plainly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He starts mellowing out after he realizes he fucked up when it came to Malcolm and his mission with bringing Lucifer back, which gets several people killed. Come Season 2, he's a lot nicer and his relationship with Lucifer is much more brotherly.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He's responsible for bringing Malcolm out of his coma.
  • Meaningful Name: The fake name he gives Linda while trying to dig up dirt on Lucifer, Dr. Canaan, comes straight out of the Old Testament. When Lucifer sees it, he immediately connects it to him.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has this sort of realization after seeing what Malcolm's been doing.
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: He immediately shoots down Linda's suggestion that they name their baby Michael.
  • Not So Above It All: He initially seems to be The Stoic, but he's not above snarking with the best of them, admits that he started the Lucifer-goat rumour, and is seen partying crazily during "Lady Parts".
  • No Social Skills: As Dan finds out, his improv skills leave a lot to be desired. His "attempt" at acting like Lucifer also backfires horribly, with him failing to seduce anyone, getting into a fist fight with a prostitute's pimp and ending up arrested.
  • Odd Friendship: He is a Celestial older than Written History. She is a perky and insightful therapist whom he manipulated to get back at his brother; however, Amenadiel genuinely likes Linda and regrets hurting her feelings, and she forgave him after he apologized. He is also friends with Dan, who Amenadiel seems to see as someone representing how anyone can seek redemption.
  • Papa Wolf: When he finds out he is going to be a father, he embraces fatherhood and does everything in his power to make sure his child will be safe. When another angel threatened to take the baby to Heaven, he beats her up in a duel and makes it clear that he will have no mercy to anyone who harms his child.
  • Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality: Amenadiel tries to scare Maze into complying with his demands, only to recoil in shock and confusion when Maze licks him flirtatiously. He later loosens up enough to start a sexual relationship with her, only to be caught off-guard by developing genuine feelings for her.
  • Parental Sexuality Squick: He is so horrified at the sight of Charlotte hooking up with Dan that Maze immediately takes photos of his expression.
  • Pet the Dog: Genuinely offers to speak to God on Lucifer's behalf if Lucifer will just go back to Hell.
  • Power Incontinence: At the start of Season 2, he's caught by surprise when his power to slow time suddenly stops working and he's seen as extremely worried about this.
  • Race Lift: Amenadiel was white in the comics (and incarnated looking like a Neanderthal for some reason). Here, he's black and looks like a modern human.
  • Redemption Demotion: He loses his power to slow time shortly after reconciliating with Lucifer probably in order to avoid Story-Breaker Power. He speculates a number of reasons as to why this has happened, but it seems that God is none too happy with him. Fortunately, God is benevolent enough to grant Amenadiel his powers again when Linda's life is in peril. He concludes that his powers were an aspect of his personality and allowed him to stay separate from humanity. When he decides to embrace humanity and stay on Earth, he no longer needs those powers so they go away.
  • Something Else Also Rises: When he has sex with Maze, his wings popped out at a very particular moment.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the comics, Amenadiel dies not even halfway through the first Lucifer series, being killed by Lucifer. Thanks to a great deal of Adaptational Heroism, he is still alive as of Season 4 of the show.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Since he lost his wings, he's been wanting to return to Heaven. He got his wish at the end of Season 3, and flew back to Heaven, taking Charlotte Richards with him. But in Season 4, he's come to see Earth as his home now.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Come Season 2, he is less uptight and more personable, even apologizing to Linda for betraying her trust. Possibly due to him learning his lesson in Season 1 due to his actions. Or possibly tied to the fact that he is slowing losing his angelic status and turning human.
  • The Unfavorite: Amenadiel thought he was this, believing that Lucifer was God's favorite son, but later comes to believe that he's God's favorite after he learns that God gave him a piece of Azrael's blade to guard
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants Lucifer to return to Hell and take control again, and is resorting to some decidedly amoral methods to make it happen.
  • Wing Pull: Amenadiel can pull out his wings both as weapons and for travel. Lucifer noticeably flinches whenever he does so.
  • Worlds Greatest Warrior: Although there's some debate between the two over whether he or Lucifer is better, he's referenced several times as God/the Silver City's greatest warrior.

    Dr. Linda Martin 
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"Sometimes we need to lose something to understand its value."

Played By: Rachael Harris

First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)

A therapist, whom Lucifer charms to get the name of Delilah's boyfriend with the promise of sex. She then becomes his therapist...initially in exchange for sex.


  • Absurdly Elderly Mother: Gives birth to baby Charlie in her late forties/early fifties. Then again, the baby isn't exactly normal, so...note 
  • All Therapists Are Muggles: Zig-zagged after she learns about the Masquerade. She starts out believing that Lucifer is deluding himself with a harmless fantasy, but decides to play along with his "metaphors" to help him through his other issues. When she learns the truth in "Monster", she has a Freak Out, but comes to accept that Lucifer and Maze are still the people she knows them as and resumes working with them as their Secret Keeper.
  • Amicable Exes:
    • She and Lucifer remain on good terms after she breaks off their sex-related deal, coming to care for each other as friends.
    • Less so with her ex-husband Reese. She's clearly trying to be amicable but has to keep stressing the ex part to him, as he's obsessed with winning her back.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She wants Lucifer to tell her the truth. She gets it, and she doesn't take it well.
  • But I Can't Be Pregnant!: Is very surprised to learn that she's pregnant with Amenadiel's baby in Season Four, largely because nobody thought it was possible for a Celestial to procreate with a human. She embraces impending motherhood pretty quickly.
  • Constantly Curious: By the episode "Trip to Stabby Town", Linda has gotten over the horrifying shock of realizing that Lucifer actually is the Devil, and now spends the entirety of their sessions probing him for details about Hell and Heaven and so on, much to Lucifer's annoyance.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: In "A Good Day to Die" she claims that there's a chance she'd get sent to Hell because of as-yet unspecified things she's done.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments, usually when her patients and friends alike start to get on her nerves.
    Linda: I'm a therapist, being taken for granted is in the job description. Like, for example, when a friend uses your lunch break for free therapy and doesn't say "thank you".
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: She undergoes instant catatonia upon seeing Lucifer's devil face for the first time and becomes a Talkative Loon for the next several days, babbling incessantly about divine-related questions. However, as pointed out by Maze, it is amazing that Linda still manages to function normally after the experience, since people who see Lucifer's true face usually go straight-out insane.
  • Heroic BSoD: Linda tries to get Lucifer abandon his "metaphors" in the episode "Monster" and pleads for his full honesty. Upon seeing Lucifer's true face, she completely freezes up, unable to manage anything more than a quivering lip and a Thousand-Yard Stare.
  • Heroic Willpower: Though not immune like Chloe, she can avoid the instant-seduction that Lucifer's hypnotic eyes does to most people. While it does still instantly break down her professional demeanor, Lucifer notes in the first episode that she's a "complex" one, and he ultimately has to throw in the offer of sex to get the information he wants.
  • Hot Librarian: The good doctor dresses professionally, has her hair up, and wears glasses...at least until it's cuddle time with Lucifer.
  • Intimate Psychotherapy: As mentioned above, Linda gives Lucifer therapy sessions in exchange for sex, despite it being a huge violation with therapist protocol to have sexual relationships with patients. She eventually breaks off the sex deal, choosing to keep the therapist-patient relationship professional.
  • My Greatest Failure: Leaving her daughter right after she gave birth to her.
  • Nice Girl: Sex-related deal aside, she genuinely does want to help Lucifer and cares about him to some degree beyond sexual attraction. As of "Et Tu, Doctor?", she's decided to keep their relationship professional. As the series goes on, she proves to be the most consistently kind, forgiving and reasonable person around.
  • Making Love in All the Wrong Places: In the first half of the first season, is usually seen half-naked after having a little cuddle-time with Lucifer in her office as payment for his therapy. Lucky for them, the couch there happens to be a futon.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor:
    • She's a licensed M.D. as a requirement to be a practicing psychiatrist but she doesn't actually practice medicine. Her last real medical experience was her medical education years ago. In spite of this, Lucifer and his family keep coming to her because she's the only doctor they know.
    • In "A Good Day to Die", despite stating that she has no experience as a physician whatsoever, she is hired to revive Lucifer using defibrillators.
  • Odd Friendship: In spite of their vastly contrasting personalities, she and Maze become close friends. This continues even after she finds out that Maze is a demon.
  • Only Sane Woman: In addition to being good at helping the other characters process their often-tumultous feelings, she is usually a lot more self-aware and constructive in dealing with her own than they are.
  • Pals with Jesus: She remains on good terms with Lucifer and Maze even after finding out their true natures. To say nothing of her romantic relationship with Amenadiel, which eventually culminated in them having a child together.
  • Parental Abandonment: In season five she reveals she gave birth to a baby girl when she was younger. When the baby was handed to her she realised she wasn't strong enough to raise her and walked out of the hospital, leaving the baby with the nurses.
  • Shipper on Deck: Implied to be one for Lucifer and Chloe as of Season 2. She's the one who tells him that Chloe is the reason why he doesn't want to leave LA, then she wants to hear about his date with her. Confirmed, when she learns Chloe and Lucifer finally had sex in “Our Mojo,” she’s elated and is celebratory over the news.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Linda's daughter is a carbon copy of her, including haircut and glasses.
  • Surprise Pregnancy: She is visibly surprised upon finding out that she is pregnant, not only because she is middle-aged, but because the father is Amenadiel, an angel.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Linda had a baby daughter when she was 17. It was unplanned and the identity of the father is unknown.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Gets a big one upon seeing Lucifer's true face. When he looks back upon leaving her office, she hasn't moved an inch.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: She's this for Lucifer, having no idea he's really the Devil until the episode "Monster", where he shows her his true face.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Lays into both Amenadiel and Lucifer for all their lies and insane antics by the time of the season finale. At the start of Season 2, she criticizes Lucifer's tendency to use her as a sounding board to justify his own obsessions while ignoring her advice.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: A mild example, but after she finds out that Lucifer is really the Devil, she keeps acting like she's in a far more serious show than she is, treating the angels and demons and deities with reverence and awe and trying to understand the religious ramifications of it all. Since she's actually in a supernatural dramedy where the heavenly host is more like a Big, Screwed-Up Family and the metaphysics are far less important than their soap opera-ish shenanigans, this comes across as hilariously misplaced.
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    Beatrice "Trixie" Espinoza 
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Played By: Scarlett Estevez

First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)

Chloe's and Dan's daughter, and one of the few children Lucifer isn't immediately annoyed by.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Her parents are fond of calling her "Monkey".
  • Children Are Innocent:
    • Chloe isn't happy upon learning that Lucifer accidentally made Trixie aware of the word "hooker."
    • invoked Much is made of her not knowing of Chloe's Old Shame, but it turns out that she knows already. How?
      Trixie: I have the internet. This isn't even in HD.
    • She's always excited to see Lucifer. Whether this is just her natural propensity as a child to trust, because her mother works with him, or something more significant remains to be seen.
    • She's excited to see Maze's true face in "Monster", thinking that it's part of an elaborate costume.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Scarlett Estevez is no longer credited as part of the main cast in season 5, so Trixie only appears as in two of out the currently-released eight episodes, both essentially as cameos.
  • Cuddle Bug: Hugs both Lucifer (to his discomfort) and Amenadiel.
  • Easily Forgiven: She forgave Maze for calling her a "stupid little brat". She couldn't stay mad at her.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: She has quite a mouth.
  • Girls Love Chocolate: In her case, chocolate cake. In "Favorite Son", Chloe and Dan find her with her face smeared of chocolate after secretly eating a piece of her birthday cake. In the same episode, when Dan wakes up naked in Chloe's bed after Maze knocks him out, he hides in his daughter's bedroom and tries to convince her to play a game of "sneak Daddy out of the house." Trixie asks for a year of unlimited chocolate cake as payment. Dan agrees. In "Pops", she doesn't resent being sent to her room because it means she'll be able to eat chocolate cake in bed.
  • Hero Worship: She likes Lucifer at first sight and is gleeful when he and her mother grow closer.
  • Hollywood Genetics: She has brown eyes while both of her parents have blue. Technically, it's not impossible, but it's vanishingly rare, as both Chloe and Dan have to possess the same specific genes for brown eyes to make it work.note 
  • In Name Only: In the original comics, Beatrice was the name of a human employee of Lux that eventually became Mazikeen's lover. Trixie has no resemblance to that Beatrice, though her close friendship with Maze might count for something.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Trixie is a child. Maze is a thousands-years old demon. May apply to Lucifer too, up to a point.
  • Meaningful Name: Beatrice is the saintly woman from The Divine Comedy who gives her arrogant lover the power to go through Hell and ascend to God's unimaginable presence.
  • Morality Pet: Maze likes her and cares for her. Let that sink in.
  • Odd Friendship: With Lucifer, who hates children. In one episode she went to see him (and hanging with Maze) to cheer up after her mother and grandmother get into a fight over her.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: As she notes in the first episode, everyone generally calls her Trixie, rather than Beatrice.
  • Oracular Urchin: She seems strongly drawn to the celestials and as Chloe's daughter is a miracle child one generation removed. She also says very insightful things. The very first thing she says upon meeting Amenadiel is to compliment his necklace, which winds up being the third piece of the flaming sword.
  • Put on a Bus: She disappears a quarter of the way through season 5. It's offhandedly mentioned by Chloe that Trixie is currently staying with her mother.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • She is the first person to ship Chloe with Lucifer. She even interprets her (accidentally) shooting him in "Manly Whatnots" as a Slap-Slap-Kiss.
    • In Season 3 she picks up on Dan's and Charlotte's continued mutual attraction pretty much instantly and does everything in her power to get them to act on it.
  • Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: Downplayed, as no one says anything about it, but during the "one month" between the end of season 3 and the beginning of season 4 it's pretty plain that Scarlett Estevez aged quite a bit more than that.note 
  • Stepford Smiler: In "Deceptive Little Parasite", she revealed that she's afraid for her mom ever since she almost died. So she pretends to be okay in front of her parents.

    Ella Lopez 
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Played By: Aimee Garcia

First appearance: "Everything's Coming Up Lucifer" (2x01)

A forensic specialist who starts working for the LAPD at the beginning of the second season. She used to live in Detroit and steal cars, but gave up criminality before moving to Los Angeles. She is a faithful Catholic, though she loses her faith for a while in later seasons.


  • Absent-Minded Professor: She's highly intelligent and very good at her job, but has a habit of losing focus or going on unrelated tangents in the middle of conversations. She also mentions that she almost forgot putting on pants when she was called to the precinct in the dead of night.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Admits her tastes run this direction in Season 5, most likely as a result of her rough childhood. She's not exactly proud of it (hence the lack of a romantic life until that season) and tries to move out of it by dating a nice journalist she meets, named Pete. Then it turns out Pete is a sociopathic Serial Killer.
  • All-Loving Hero: Ella is a sweet girl who gives free hugs, loves her friends and colleagues and is liked back by everyone. Lt. Pierce finds her extremely annoying though, which is a hint that he is not a good guy at all.
  • Ambiguously Bi: When Linda mentions being a phone sex operator in the past, Ella comments "I would totally call that". In another episode, to celebrate Chloe's birthday she hires her a male stripper, then joins in on the dance by grinding on Chloe. When Eve gives her a "Shut Up" Kiss to calm her down, she clearly enjoyed it.
  • Big Brother Worship: She looks up to her oldest brother, Jay, and refuses to believe that he has turned to criminality, despite all evidences pointing to the contrary.
  • Break the Cutie: [[In "Spoiler Alert", Pete tells her that she has a darkness inside herself, which he can tell when they first met.]]
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • At Marcus Pierce in "A Devil of My Word" upon his outing as the Sinnerman, though she doesn't get to tell him off since he is killed by Lucifer shortly afterwards. She does, however, lose her faith in God, as she blames him for allowing Charlotte to be shot by Pierce.
    • A smaller case in "The One With the Baby Carrot", when her favorite comedian turns out to be plagiarizing his jokes.
      Ella: I defended you! J'accuse, Bobby Lowe! J'accuse!
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's quirky and excitable, but she's definitely good at her job.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: She's the lightest weight of all the girls when it comes to partying. Moreover, she definitely can't hold her drugs. When Eve gives her a tab of Lucifer's "house special" (read: molly), she starts tripping out her eyeballs to the point where she's completely useless during a hostage crisis. When Lucifer tries to "sober" her up with some cocaine, while it does make her slightly more productive, on top of the previous trip, she's bouncing around like a jackrabbit - basically, rather than countering the effects of the X, it just made her worse.
  • Crisis of Faith: She undergoes one in the wake of Charlotte's death. Over the course of Season 4, she starts doubting God and the Bible, stops attending church and wearing her cross necklace, and spirals into drug use and alcoholism (before finally proclaiming that God either isn't real, or doesn't care about humanity). She recovers by the end of the season, however, and concludes that it isn't God's job to stop bad things from happening, but rather to give humanity the strength to get through said bad things.
  • Cuddle Bug: She loves a good hug, and will hug every person she meets.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She used to boost cars with her brother's gang before she switched sides and joined the LAPD. Various casual lines imply further, quite extensive contacts into the criminal underworld even after her Heel–Face Turn. Then again, she grew up in Detroit.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Her opinion on the devil, in spite of her Christian faith, which Lucifer appreciates.
  • Easily Forgiven: In Season 5, she was angry at Lucifer for leaving without saying goodbye, nor answering her texts, due to returning to Hell. When henote  returns, she calls him out until Chloe vouches for him explaining he had "family business" to deal with. Ella accepts his apology and is back to being chummy with him, but threatens not to do that to her again.
  • Eureka Moment: She gets one during "Everything's Coming Up Lucifer" to figure out where the crime weapon(s) are coming from. In "Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards", she has another when she realises the pudding company's secret ingredients mix to make a very dangerous poison.
  • Fangirl: She's this to Marcus Pierce. So much so that when he suddenly yelled at her to be quiet, she became defensive and acting out, until Marcus apologized. But she lost all respect and admiration for him when she finds out he shot Charlotte Richards.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Becomes this in season 4 as she loses her faith and openly declares how there's "no God, heaven or Hell", completely unaware she makes these complaints around the actual Devil and his angel brother.
  • Genki Girl: Very upbeat and energetic, for someone whose job is to analyze crime scenes. When she first met Lucifer, she gave him a hug.
  • Godiva Hair: When her and Lucifer go undercover in a nudist club in Season 4, her long hair and some Scenery Censor are the only things that keep the episode from getting slapped with a higher rating.
  • Hero Worship: She really idolizes Marcus Pierce, in spite of his personality. The revelation that her hero is actually LA's most feared crime boss causes her to lose her faith in God.
  • Hidden Depths: Besides the many casual references to her former criminal past, "Deceptive Little Parasite" reveals that she's seeing a therapist. "Vegas With Some Radish" implies she has some kind of mental illness (possibly schizophrenia) that she's dealt with through gambling and other vices in the past.
  • I Choose to Stay: In "Boo Normal", she nearly resigns from the LAPD to move back to Detroit, but Ray-Ray and Lucifer convince her not to.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Debuts in the second season and becomes a mainstay in the series since.
  • Like Brother and Sister:
    • As she tells Chloe: "You're the sister I never had".
    • She eventually also develops this dynamic with Lucifer. In "My Brother's Keeper", upon finding out that Jay Lopez, Ella's real brother, has been hiding his criminal record perfectly, Lucifer threatens him from lapsing into criminality again, as it will shatter Ella's view of her "perfect" brother, and tells him that he will be watching. In "Boo Normal", Ella's ghost friend Ray-Ray — who is really Lucifer's sister, Azrael — convinces Lucifer to treat Ella like he does with her.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Has no idea that Lucifer is really the Devil. She assumes he's actually a very dedicated method actor doing research for a role playing a crime-fighting devil.
    • As of season five she and Trixie are the last ones who are.
  • Ms. Exposition: Helps provide background on a case thanks to any evidence that's brought to her.
  • Near-Death Experience: She almost died in a car crash as a kid. This was when she met Azrael. Azrael expected her to die, but she survived, and then Azrael just kept coming around because Ella was more fun than the usual dead souls.
  • Nerd Glasses: Shows up at the precinct wearing a huge pair when Lucifer and Chloe call on her in the middle of the night, suggesting she's normally wearing contacts.
  • Nice Girl: She's very sweet.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: A minor example, but her first meetings with Lucifer, Maze, and Amenadiel have her giving them big hugs.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Various lines suggest that Ella was involved to an extent in the criminal world before turning a new leaf and joining law enforcement.
    • In "Quid Pro Ho", she doesn't act surprised upon seeing a decapitated head in a box, casually stating "I wish that was my first".
  • OOC Is Serious Business: After Pierce scolds her in "The Sin Bin", she turns withdrawn and quiet. Charlotte quickly takes note of this and, upon learning the reason, chews out Pierce hard enough for him to apologize to Ella.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: She has four brothers but no sisters, so is the only girl in a big family.
  • Pals with Jesus: Her childhood best friend was Azrael, the Angel of Death. Not to mention her friendship with Lucifer.
  • The Pollyanna: Ella states in "Deceptive Little Parasite" that, in spite of her bubbly personality, she has been seeing a therapist for a while.
  • Polyglot: Speaks Spanish and French.
  • Reformed Criminal: Casually states that she used to steal cars in one episode, then later reveals inside knowledge of illegal street racing, explaining that "stealing cars is no fun if you don't drive them really fast." In "Vegas With Some Radish" Lucifer finds out she counts cards and has previously been banned from a casino; her immediate identification of an iconic slot machine's payout jingle implies a history with casinos and gambling in general.
  • Sex for Solace: In "Devil Is As Devil Does", she makes out with Dan. As later episodes reveal, this was to cope with their respective issues (Ella with her crisis of faith, Dan with his loss over Charlotte).
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In Vegas, even Lucifer is wowed by how Ella wears a stunningly hot dress showing off her legs.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Lucifer/Chloe in Season 2 but jumps to the Chloe/Marcus ship in Season 3. Jumps back Lucifer/Chloe after she tells her why she accepted and rejected Marcus’s proposal.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: She's this for Lucifer, having no idea he's really the Devil.

    Malcolm Graham 
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Played By: Kevin Rankin

First appearance: "Wingman" (1x07)

A LAPD officer who was suspected to being a Dirty Cop. He rejoined the force after coming out of a coma.


  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Lucifer offers Malcolm one of his special coins so that he can't go back to Hell thanks to Amenadiel's threats.
  • Anything but That!: Malcolm's entire MO. Having gone to hell for 30 seconds was enough for him to truly appreciate life and food and to never go back there. Malcolm willingly does Amenadiel's deeds and will do anything else just to not go back to Hell.
  • Ax-Crazy: After joining "Team Lucifer" as he puts it, he develops into a serial killer who targets Satanists.
  • Back from the Dead: Technically he died, and was in Hell for a full 30 seconds before Amenadiel pulled him out.
  • Big Eater: Dying and coming back made him appreciate food apparently, and he is always seen eating afterwards, which makes sense since he...
  • Came Back Wrong: At the end of Season 1, Maze and Chloe meet Malcolm's wife (after dodging shotgun shells from her, thinking they were her wayward husband), who says that he's been different ever since he came out of the coma. New, barely unboxed tech is strewn around his house, and Maze says she's seen similar all-consuming behavior like this before.
  • Cop Killer: He shot his own partner Anthony Paolucci, made it look like a suicide, and framed him over the Palmetto incident with a suicide note in "Et Tu, Doctor?"
  • Dirty Cop: What Chloe suspected of him. And she was absolutely right.
  • Domestic Abuse: Strongly implied by this in "Take Me Back to Hell". When Chloe and Maze break into his house, they find the entire house full of delivered junk and his wife trying to shoot at them with a shot-gun, thinking they were Malcolm. Apparently he has been different since his time in the hospital, having spent all of their money and is going to leave everything behind after Chloe and Lucifer set their sights on him.
  • The Dragon: For Amenadiel in his plan to kill Lucifer.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Becomes the final bad guy after Amenadiel decides to turn himself around.
  • Evil Is Petty
  • Final Boss: Serves as this for the first season after Amenadiel's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: He was Dragged Off to Hell in that brief 30-second pause between dying and getting dragged back up to the land of the living. He really didn't like it.
  • Killed Off for Real: At the end of Season 1, after he kidnaps Trixie and tries to kill Chloe and Lucifer and nearly does kill Amenadiel, Chloe shoots him full of lead. Lucifer makes it perfectly clear that he's going to Hell and won't be coming back this time.
  • Laughing Mad: When confronted with his killings, devolves into this toward Lucifer.
  • No-Sell: He is completely unfazed by Lucifer's Game Face. He justifies it by noting he has literally been to Hell and back.
  • Not So Different: Tries pitching this to Lucifer, to the latters' disgust.
  • Porn Stache: And when it's combined with his trademark wink, it manages to disturb even Lucifer.
    It's the wink with the porn 'stache that's sending the wrong message.
  • Serial Killer: Becomes one after getting the Pentecostal Coin from Lucifer.
  • Walking Spoiler: His revival at the hands of Amenadiel and eventual descent into madness is a twist that influences the entire last half of the first season.
  • Wild Card: Becomes this after getting the Pentecostal Coin, randomly killing and acting in a manic way.

    Goddess 
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Played By: Tricia Helfer

First appearance: "Everything's Coming Up Lucifer" (2x01)

The Goddess of all Creation, Mother of the angels and God's ex-wife. Lucifer considers her just as culpable for his banishment as God, since she didn't do anything to stop it. When she was banished in turn, he happily imprisoned her in Hell without asking for an explanation. While Lucifer was away from Hell, she escaped and ended taking up residence in the body of the recently deceased Charlotte Richards on Earth.


  • Abusive Parents:
    • She's very emotionally manipulative towards Lucifer and Amenadiel and, while she does seem to love them in her own way, she doesn't care about their needs and wishes, only her own. She escalates the abuse to physical later on, when she starts bleeding light.
    • While she quickly works out how to handle her body's husband, she seems to think that "time out" involves chaining the son to a goal post.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Even the Devil himself isn't immune. She repeatedly Squicks him out by commenting about the attractiveness and functions of her new body, dancing in his club, showing up at his work, walking in on him having sex...
  • Big Bad: In Season 2; while she spends a lot of it being Ambiguously Evil in regards to her motives for doing so, she spends much of the season manipulating Lucifer and Amenadiel to try and get them to come back to Heaven with her, and goes to extremes to try to get rid of Lucifer's "attachments" on Earth so he'll listen to her.
  • Body Surf: When she escapes Hell, she takes possession of a recently-killed human, but goes to another body if the first body is subsequently killed.
  • Creation Story: Lucifer claims that the "Big Bang" that created the cosmos was the result of the Goddess and God having sex.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She really does love her sons Lucifer, Amenadiel, and Uriel (if in her own twisted way). And as much as she wants to return to Heaven and destroy God for casting her and Lucifer out, she doesn't want her other children to be forced to take sides and destroy each other. So she reluctantly accepts Lucifer sending her in the void.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": In order to keep the identity of Goddess secret, she is generally called "Mom" or Charlotte, the name of her host body.
  • Fantastic Racism: She makes no secret of her contempt towards humans, seeing them as expendable. Most likely because she feels God cares more about them than his own family, more so when her son Lucifer grows attached to them (one in particular). Although the only human she seem to really like is Dan.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Thanks to being locked in Hell for thousands of years and her general contempt of humanity, "Charlotte" hasn't quite picked up on cultural/social norms or normal human behaviour, to the point of embarrassing Lucifer — who doesn't exactly have a lot of shame himself when it comes to acceptable behaviour.
  • Healing Factor: When she first occupies a human body the body heals from whatever the cause of death was, but it only works that initial time. After that, it's as mortal as it was previously.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: In "Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire", she confessed to Lucifer that it was her idea for him to be sent to Hell, pleaded God to do so because he was so angry at his son's rebellion that he wanted to destroy him. It's unclear if any of it is true, since the episode ends with her smirking up at the sky (God).
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Quickly works out that sex is the best way to get her husband's cooperation.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She did not understand to concept of indecent exposure at first, when Lucifer asks her to take off the slutty dress she's wearing, she simply does so, and strips naked in the middle of a public street. Lucifer is quite horrified at the sight.
  • Instant Expert: When she gets bored, she decides she might as well start working as a lawyer at Charlotte's old job. She acquires her knowledge to do so by reading the law books in the library over the weekend. All of them. Even Lucifer is momentarily taken aback.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: While she might not admit it, she enjoyed some of the things humanity has created, like vodka, espresso and sex. And Dan.
  • It's All About Me: Several times.
    • Knowingly allowed Azrael's blade to be stolen, despite knowing the horrific carnage it's capable of, because she wanted God's attention.
    • She flat-out doesn't care that Lucifer doesn't want to return to Heaven with her, and tries to make him leave by attempting to blow up Lux, then Chloe.
  • Jerkass Gods: It is mentioned that while she and God made the angels together, humanity was made by God exclusively. Because of this, she is confused, perplexed and contemptuous of mankind. She also admits to causing the Flood in "God Johnson" and Lucifer suggests she's responsible for some of the other Old Testament disasters attributed to God such as the plagues.
  • Karma Houdini: As of "The Good, the Bad, and the Crispy", Lucifer uses the flaming sword to help her get outside of their universe, enabling her to escape police justice and start her own world. Of course, not being able to see her sons again could be karma enough.
  • Lethal Chef: Has a habit of utterly destroying everything she tries to cook.
  • Light Is Not Good: Her true form is a being of light that needs a human vessel to exist on Earth, and she is a human-hating manipulative, and downright abusive mother
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: While she's dismissive of humans and thinks them well beneath her, and sex is initially just something she uses to shut her human husband up, she's eventually revealed to have discovered she's acquired a real liking for it and tells Lucifer he's clearly inherited his attitude regarding sex from her.
  • Mad Bomber: She tries to manipulate someone into blowing up Lux, in a distorted attempt to get Lucifer to return to Heaven with her. When that doesn't work, she tries to blow up Chloe.
  • Mama Bear: Say what you want about her, but when push comes to shove, she'll literally go through Hell to save her children.
    I have a paralyzing fear of the place, but I would face a thousand Hells to save my son!
  • Manipulative Bitch: She'll stop at nothing to get what she wants.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Like her son, she has a habit of appearing naked at uncomfortable moments and knows how to play on people's desires to get her way.
  • No Social Skills: She is extremely confused by humanity and her attempts to fit in are... less than successful. That's one of the reasons she contempts humans.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: She certainly acts that way when she appears dazed, confused and pleading for Lucifer's help at the end of the Season 2 premiere. In the second episode, she appears mercurial and a little bit ditzy. The end of the episode shows it might all just be an act.
  • Not Me This Time:
    • She denies being involved in the murders of two of Lucifer's lovers in "Stewardess Interruptus". And, indeed, she's innocent of this.
    • In the Season 2 finale, after confessing to the Accidental Murder of Chet Ruiz, she denies having anything to do with the cleaner's death. Sure enough, the actual killer was Chet's brother.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of season 2, she moves to a void, where she can create her own universe away from God.
  • Revenge: She wants to kill God for casting her into Hell.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Tricia Helfer is only four years older than Tom Ellis (Lucifer) and actually four years younger than D.B. Woodside (Amenadiel). It's unclear precisely how old Charlotte Richards was supposed to be when she died, but she was young enough that Lucifer and Amenadiel knew it would be awkward to explain how she's their mother. She eventually tells Chloe that she's their stepmother.
  • Super Strength: She possesses a much greater deal of strength than most people, an ability that she first discovered when she was attacked by a mugger, and accidentally killed the guy in one hit.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In the second episode of Season 2, Lucifer accuses his mother of this, although it's not shown whether it's true.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She suffers this in "The Good, the Bad and the Crispy" when she learns that Lucifer was gonna leave her in Heaven so she and God would destroy each other.

    Lt. Marcus Pierce 
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Played By: Tom Welling

First appearance: "They're Back, Aren't They?" (3x01)

The new lieutenant as of Season 3, a stone-hard and seasoned veteran of the force who has also seen military service. However, in the mid-season finale a new revelation about him causes Lucifer to revaluate their positions respective to the other.


  • 0% Approval Rating: He's an enormous asshole, and as a result very few people like him. When Ella tries to cheer him up with a compliments box from everyone in the precinct, the only nice things people said about him were his impressively large, shapely arms.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In The Sandman (which properly introduced Lucifer to the DC universe), Cain was thin, reedy, and had a mass of Wild Hair. This version of him's a Hunk. Furthermore, his mark is on his arm this time, rather than his forehead.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Cain was a rather manic storyteller in The Sandman, prone to constantly (and brutally) killing his brother, Abel, in horrible ways because it was in his nature to do so.note  This version of him is a stern, cold Death Seeker. "Infernal Guinea Pig" adopts this idea by having Maze and Lucifer reveal that Abel's torture in Hell is Cain murdering him over and over in various scenarios.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, Cain's curse made it so that anyone who harmed him would be given Laser-Guided Karma thrice-fold, making it so that Cain was not so much invulnerable as everyone was too afraid to hurt him for fear of cosmic retribution. Here, the mark gives him Complete Immortality.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, Cain was a Punch-Clock Villain who only ever harmed Abel (who, being a dream, would come back to life shortly thereafter) because it was his job as the archetypical "First Victimizer." Otherwise he was a nice guy (albiet with a dark sense of humor) who kept his loyalties to his master Dream and guarded the House of Mysteries. Here he is a genuinely bad guy who's better qualities were either fleeting or faked to put on the appearance of a normal guy. He is eventually revealed to be the real Sinnerman — a Serial Killer moving across America as a long-term gambit to find a way to die — and when he loses his immortality, he is very quick to regain it no matter who he has to hurt to do it.
  • Alternate Self: His alternate self is none other than Superman, who is as different from him as they come.
  • Ambiguously Evil: For the first part of Season 3. He's a right jerkass most of the time, but does show some softer moments. Then The Reveal in "The Sin Bin" that he's really Cain, the first murderer, throws all presumptions about him out the window. The Sinnerman was his right-hand man, but he went rogue and Cain shot him for it. Additionally, he admits he did abduct Lucifer and leave him in the desert, but claims he has no idea how his wings returned and what happened to his devil face. Word of God implies he's really just playing Gambit Roulette, trying to find someone who can kill him and not being sure if either Lucifer or Chloe fit the bill.
  • And I Must Scream: Cain is sent to hell, as Lucifer points out that him killing Charlotte Richards instead of Amenadiel is an action he deep inside regrets.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: It doesn't get a whole lot of attention, but he was a subtly terrible boyfriend. He was manipulative, constantly finding new ways to suggest that Chloe should stay away from Lucifer.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: What makes it possible for him to die? Finally having something to live for.
  • Becoming the Mask: He pretends to be in love with Chloe because he believes that her love will make his mark disappear, at which point he'll be able to die. However, he ends up falling for her and finds that he can't bring himself to use her. It's this selfless act and not Chloe's love that finally gets rid of his mark.
  • Biblical Bad Guy: He's Cain, the first murderer.
  • Big Bad: For Season 3. Though he's a Villainy-Free Villain, he's the primary source of Lucifer's antagonism in the season by coming between him and Chloe. He's also The Man Behind the Man to The Sinnerman, the season's Disc-One Final Boss; though he split from Pierce before the season, Pierce is the one that raised and trained him. He advances to actual villainy in the season's later episodes, when he manipulates Chloe into a relationship with him, begins plotting with Maze to frame Lucifer for his murder and force him to return to Hell, and then later turns his attention to killing Amenadiel to regain his mark.
  • Broken Pedestal: Becomes this to Ella, after she learns that he murdered Charlotte.
  • Cain and Abel: Played with. While he and Abel are the Trope Namers, they were both the Cain. Pierce claims that Abel wanted to kill him as much as he wanted to kill Abel, Pierce was just the one of them that did it.
  • Canon Character All Along: "Marcus Pierce" is an alias — his real name is Cain.
  • Cold Ham: He's stoic and poker-faced to an impressive fault, even with ridiculous things coming out of his mouth at times.
  • The Comically Serious: Where most of his humour comes from.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When it's not the above, his humour comes from this. For instance, when Lucifer is telling him the story of Cain and Abel:
    Pierce: I know this story. The ending sucks.
  • Death Seeker: He's really had his fill of the whole "Walking the Earth" deal he's been cursed with and has been trying to kill himself since the Bronze Age (roughly 5000 years ago on the outside). None of it has stuck, up to and including throwing himself into an active volcano. Ironically after finally losing his mark, he becomes afraid to die and tries to do anything he can to stay alive, including making a plan to get his mark back. He tells himself and others that he's staying alive for Chloe (because he loves her), but it's strongly implied that he's afraid of dying because he knows where he'll end up...
  • Die Laughing: After Lucifer gives Cain a well-deserved "The Reason You Suck" Speech, Cain just laughs in his face before finally dying. It's creepy as heck.
  • Dirty Cop: He maintains his network of contacts as the Sinnerman while working for the LAPD, though he makes little use of them in an attempt to go clean. He fully becomes this in this final episode when he sabotages the investigation against him using those contacts.
  • Dying Curse: His words are short, but he gets a last laugh when he points out that Lucifer, who killed him and is about to get back his devil face after giving Cain a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, is just as bad as him.
  • Fair Cop: He's rather handsome.
  • Foil:
    • Tom Ellis says he's one to Lucifer; a disgraced son, cast out and cursed by God and humanity.
    • Also with regards to their relationships to Chloe; Lucifer falls in love with her due to a genuine affection for her and personal growth on his part; Pierce at first only pursues Chloe for selfish reasons, because he thinks being with her would make his mark go away, but backs off when he developed actual feelings for her. And in regards to Chloe's miracle status: when Lucifer finds out, he backs off because he fears God was forcing her to have feelings for him, and doesn't want to take away her free will. Meanwhile Pierce plans to use her miracle status for his own gain, and manipulates her into a relationship with him.
  • Freudian Excuse: He's a cold and aloof individual with very little tact for other people's feelings and fakes sincerity when he sees a long term benefit in it because he has lived for so long, survived so much and has seen so many people he grew to care about die without him that he has since grown numb to the human experience.
  • Healing Factor:
    • He can re-grow from anything, including jumping into a volcano. "That was a rough six months."
    • Lucifer asks what would happen if he were cut exactly in half. Pierce explains that there wouldn't be two of him — only one side would heal. He has a theory about why, but Lucifer just sums it up as "Wolverine rules."
  • The Hedonist: A former one. Part of why he wants to die is because he's done and tried everything on Earth: food, drugs, sex, etc., and such there's nothing new and thrilling enough left to stave off the despair and boredom.
  • Hunk: Ella once tries to cheer him up by having people write nice things about him on cue cards. She draws three at random and they're all complimenting his muscular arms.
  • Hypocrite: Him giving Dan a hard time for his actions in Season 1 and calling him a corrupt cop. While he certainly has a point, it comes off in a worse light after the revelation that he is secretly the Sinnerman.
  • Immortality Hurts: He claims that when killed, he feels all the pain that comes with a mortal wound. It's just that he heals from them. The mid-season premiere demonstrates this with him using several towels to soak up the blood oozing from his chest as he slowly recovers from where Lucifer stabbed him. On another occasion he says he tried to kill himself by jumping into a volcano, and it took him six months to recover.
  • In Love with the Mark: Pierce wanted to make Chloe fall in love with him in order to break his curse. He ends up falling for her and breaks things off with her because he can't bring himself to use her like that, and it's actually this act of selflessness which takes his mark away.
  • I Regret Nothing: The fact that Pierce does not regret anything he has done in his life means that should he die, he would go to heaven. Ironically, in his plan to kill Amenadiel, he kills Charlotte Richards who was Taking the Bullet. This one action is the only thing he really regrets, which means that after dying, he would be sent to hell.
  • Jerkass:
    • His Establishing Character Moment has him casually dismissing all of his coworkers who gathered to welcome him, for starters.
    • You know he's a jerkass when his mother Eve not only refused to mourn his death, but also left Heaven with the expressed hope of getting together with his killer. Granted, Lucifer is an ex of hers from before Cain was born, but still.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: On the other hand, he does a good job of pegging all of them accurately. He's just unpleasant about it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's stoic and cold most of the time, but does show softer moments at times. The last arc of the season reveals him to be a full on Jerk with a Heart of Jerk.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: He really does love Chloe (at least he believes he does) and doesn't want to hurt her. But when she stands up to him in Season 3's finale, he tells her he will kill her if he has to.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the season 3 finale, he is finally killed by Lucifer.
  • Large and in Charge: The lieutenant is really bulked up, to the point that his impressive arms become a meme in-universe. Not to mention he's played by 6'3" Tom Welling, of a size with Tom Ellis.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He's the one behind the Sinnerman.
  • Mark of Shame: His birthmark on his arm, a partly-complete circle, is his Mark of Cain. He covers it up with a faux-military tattoo.
  • Meaningful Name: One of the suspected etymologies for the name "Marcus" comes from the Etruscan word "mar", meaning "to harvest". Cain was the first farmer.
  • Metaphorically True: The Exact Words type. Pierce claims that the Sinnerman killed his brother. Since he's the true Sinnerman and the The Man Behind the Man to the one the LAPD captured, he's technically correct — the Sinnerman did kill his brother.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Not as much as Lucifer, but he does have his moments where it's highlighted how hunky he is.
  • Name of Cain: Ur-Example, Trope Maker and Trope Codifier all in one.
  • Not So Stoic: He's usually pretty stoic, but when Chloe confronts him about his dislike of her, he can't help but laugh a little as he explains how he actually thinks very highly of her. While recuperating from a gunshot later in the episode, he's far more warmer to her, and can't hide his amusement in giving Dan a shitty job.
  • One Degree of Separation: He doesn't know Amenadiel, but Amenadiel knows him: he was the one who gave Cain his Mark. When Lucifer makes the comment that Amenadiel is God's favorite son, Cain figures this out himself.
  • Rasputinian Death: Cain has been trying to kill himself since the bronze age and so far nothing has worked. He's tried falling through helicopter blades, acid baths, being eaten by wolves, and so forth. His most extreme attempt was to jump into a volcano, but as he puts it, he always grows back.
  • The Reveal: At the end of "The Sin Bin" we find out who and what he really is: Cain.
  • Seen It All: Tells Amenadiel that he's this trope — he's explored everywhere on Earth, tried every kind of food, sex, music. At this point he's bored.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He hates Dan. Given any opportunity, he'll bring up Dan's mistakes, sarcastically mock his actions, or make it clear how little he thinks of him. After telling Chloe that he won't give her the promotion she wanted because the position she was hoping for would waste her time and is generally a job reserved for shitty detectives not going anywhere, he happily gives Dan the job, who obliviously accepts it under the belief he's finally getting through to Pierce. Since Dan is the one who first figures out that Pierce killed Charlotte, it's safe to say that this attitude came back to bite him in the ass.
  • The Sociopath: While Pierce is capable of genuine emotions and attachment, it takes a lot to get under his gruff and aloof exterior. At best, he comes across as the "tough but fair" veteran cop capable of keeping a cool head under stressful situations because he has no fear of death and can't be surprised after eons of living. When Chloe cured him of his curse (and by extension, his passion for living), it does not take much for him to want his immortality back and he goes to great lengths to get it back, even if it meant endangering Chloe's life shortly after breaking up.
  • The Stoic: Generally always calm and reserved. Because after living for thousands of years and having Seen It All, little surprises him or gets under his skin.
  • Tsundere: Ella thinks he's this for Chloe because of his occasional protectiveness and interest in her. Actually it's because he's pegged Chloe as a potential candidate to kill him.
  • Time Abyss: He's been trying to kill himself since the Bronze Age.
  • Unperson: Having lived for thousands of years, Cain has gotten pretty good with vanishing and reinventing himself under a new persona. The Season 3 finale notes that if Chloe and Lucifer aren't careful about bringing him to justice, Cain will just walk away and they'll never find him.
  • Villainous BSoD: When he really gets down in the dumps following Lucifer's dissolution of their plan, he becomes an absolute social black hole. Solemn brooding? Check. Scratchily singing Kansas's "Dust in the Wind" in his office while playing his guitar and depressing everyone in the precinct as a result? Check. Going off on long, extremely colorful tangents about the meaninglessness of everything? Double check.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: For most of the season he doesn't do anything really evil, aside from stringing Chloe along in a false relationship. But he's still largely a Jerkass to much of the cast, and is interested in getting rid of Lucifer so he can pursue Chloe unopposed. He sheds this status in the final episodes of the season when he begins plotting to murder Amenadiel and turns on the protagonists.
  • Walking Spoiler: His true identity is a massive one. He's Cain, the world's first murderer, marked by God and cursed to walk the earth as an immortal. Further, he's the real Sinnerman, and the Sinnerman Lucifer and Chloe were tracking in the first part of Season 3 was just one of his men that went rogue.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: He's seeking someone able to kill him because this trope is in effect for him. At least, at first; after his mark disappears and his relationship with Chloe ends, he does everything he can to get the mark back and become immortal again.
  • Worth Living For: Chloe rekindles his interest in living. At first he wants to be mortal and live a normal life with her, but once their relationship sours he wants to get his mark back so he can keep on living.
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    Charlotte Richards 
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Played By: Tricia Helfer

First appearance: "Everything's Coming Up Lucifer" (2x01, body), "The Good, the Bad, and the Crispy" (2x18, real self)

A defense attorney specializing in getting criminals off the hook. She was killed shortly before the Season 2 premiere and her corpse was resurrected when Goddess took over it. Charlotte herself was sent to Hell, until the end of the season when Goddess vacates her body and Charlotte returns to it. Her brief stint in Hell makes her realize that she needs to turn her life around, and she joins the DA's office as her way to atone.


  • Ambiguously Bi: She strikes up a relationship with Dan, but is earnestly confused as to whether she had hooked up with Maze during her missing time and seems a bit disappointed when Maze decides she's not interested in her.
  • Amoral Attorney: She used to be one, defending known criminals and even "allegedly" making critical pieces of evidence against them disappear. She has a change of heart after returning from Hell.
  • And I Must Scream: She remembers her time in Hell quite vividly; she was forced to watch over and over as her family was murdered by criminals she had represented, a different one each time, while she herself could only just sit there and smile.
  • The Atoner: Realizing she had been sent to Hell for what she did in life, now that she's got a second chance she's determined not to go back there.
  • Back from the Dead: She had been murdered shortly before Lucifer's mother started using her body as a vessel. This is her second chance in life.
  • Beneath the Mask: The real Charlotte returns in Season 3, after being resurrected at the end of Season 2, when Goddess left her body. She pretends to still be the tough Amoral Attorney, but she is clearly distraught and mentally falling apart over her own guilt, after literally going through Hell and waking up on Earth with no family and no memories of the past months.
  • Break the Haughty: Charlotte's haughtiness got her killed in the first place. After she was resurrected, still clearly traumatized from experiencing Hell, she returns to life with no memories of what has happened to her in the last few months (as Goddess was inhabiting her body). During that gap, she apparently lost a majority of her work, any other relationships, and custody of her children to her husband with no visitation rights. Her time in Hell made her realize that acting as an arrogant Amoral Attorney filled her with deep regret, so to better herself and right her wrongs, she gives up her job as a defense attorney and joins the District Attorney's office.
  • Came Back Wrong: Inverted. Unlike Malcolm, she became a better person after being resurrected.
  • Defector from Decadence: She accepts a job at the DA's office, even though it'll mean less money from her work, because she doesn't want to defend criminals anymore.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She dies in Amenadiel's arms, after Taking the Bullet for him.
  • Foil: She serves as one to Malcolm, who was also brought back to life by a celestial being after seeing hell. Unlike him, she doesn't entirely fall back to her old ways and tries to better herself. Both are shot to death, but Charlotte's genuine wish to be a good human and Taking the Bullet for an angel (Amenadiel) redeems herself and she is brought to heaven, while Malcolm, who became Ax-Crazy, shot an angel (Lucifer) and is sent back to hell.
  • Heaven Seeker: She is traumatized by what is implied to be thousands of years of experience in Hell and resolves to become a better person when she is given a second chance in life.
  • Heel Realization: After spending an undetermined amount of time in Hell, she realizes that she's been a horrible person in life and wants to change. She has another late in Season 3 after she thinks she's found a way to avoid going to Hell again; without the threat of punishment, she reverted right back to her old self and even worse in some ways. A horrified Charlotte realizes she hasn't changed all that much after all.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies after taking a bullet for Amenadiel.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: After getting a second chance on life, she realizes that she would go to hell, so she joins the District Attorney's office to better herself and become a better human.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Sort of. Just as she is about to take another step in fixing the mistakes of the past after helping with the arrest of a woman abuser and murderer she used to represent, she jumps in front of Amenadiel, who was about to be shot by Cain, and dies. Amenadiel in his grief gets back his wings and brings Charlotte's soul to Heaven, fulfilling her wish to never see Hell again.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Late in Season 3, Lucifer reveals his angelic nature to her, causing her to realize she really was in Hell. She takes this as a get-out-of-Hell-free card to do anything she wants and avoid divine punishment for it because Lucifer and Amenadiel will get her out of it. Amenadiel has to remind her that neither of the two of them is in good standing with Heaven and God.
  • Taking the Bullet: For Amenadiel. This one true selfless act costs her life, but Amenadiel flies her to Heaven for this.

    Eve 

Played By: Inbar Lavi

First appearance: "O Ye of Little Faith, Father" (4x03)

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Eve of Adam and Eve fame. Eve is a human that made it into the silver city. However, she has come to grow bored of paradise and came down to Earth. Has a shared history with Lucifer.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: People are quick to make friends with her. Even Chloe, who admits her jealousy at Eve for stealing Lucifer's attention, can't bring herself to hate her because she is just that charming. Even general-sourpuss Maze likes her (to go along with obviously Lucifer, Chloe, Amenadiel, and Ella all also giving positive opinions of her).
  • Adaptational Dumbass: In The Sandman, Eve was a wise, experienced storyteller who knew plenty about human nature (and non-human nature). In the show, she's naive to the point of disaster.
  • Arranged Marriage: How she describes her relationship with Adam. Despite being literally made for him, nothing she ever did pleased him. While they got along fine (enough to literally start a race), there really wasn't a spark in their marriage.
  • The Atoner: In "Who's da New King of Hell?", after finding out just how screwed up her plan to get Lucifer back to Hell, leading to baby Charlie being kidnapped to be groomed as the new King, she immediately signs up to join the mission to rescue him.
  • Back from the Dead: Eve died many thousands of years ago, but because she was directly created by God, she was able to simply slip out of Heaven and live a second life on Earth.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Chloe’s Betty for Lucifer’s Archie. Eve seemingly accepts Lucifer for what he is, while Chloe is still having trouble coming to terms with finding out the truth. Tries to push him back to being the punishing Devil he once was while Chloe wants him to embrace his goodness.
  • Combat Stilettos: She almost always wears heels when she's out and aboutnote , and although "combat" might be a bit of a stretch, she does use them in the Season 4 finale to kill a demon-possessed woman by bringing her heel down hard on her eye.
  • Death Is Cheap: As a human created directly by God's hand rather than born, she was able to simply slip back into her old bones and come back to life when she left Heaven.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: While she loves a good pair of heels like any woman, more often than not she simply chucks them off when it's more comfortable - which with her is quite often.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She has no problem bringing demons to Earth if she can force Lucifer back to Hell, but draws a line at kidnapping and using a newborn as his replacement.
  • Fatal Flaw: Two, both of which Chloe calls her out on in the Season Four finale.
    • Her co-dependency issues and Love Martyr tendencies are so extreme they manifest into outright selfishness, which is a result of being created for Adam but never living up to his expectations. It's also prevalent in her relationship with Lucifer, who, to Eve, is a corporeal representation of the happiest times of Eve's first mortal life.
    • Her naivete. That isn't a result of anything negative, just the logical conclusion of a human who lived and died during the dawn of time entering modern society. Eve has very little understanding of the complexity of the modern human's motivations and morality because she never had to deal with it before. All the humans that existed in her lifetime were directly descended from her and therefore shared a family dynamic with her; and when she died, she went to Heaven, where motivations and morality were rendered irrelevant because the only people who went there were good people.
  • First Love: Lucifer's. Except, subverted. Lucifer never really loved Eve — his first and only love has always been Chloe.
  • Friend to All Children: Seeing as she was the first mother ever, it's no surprise how protective she becomes of Charlie nor how engaging she is to Trixie.
  • Genki Girl: She can be incredibly hyper when she's happy and/or excited about something, which equals most of the time she's around Lucifer.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: She is Lucifer's bad angel to Chloe's good angel, encouraging him to embrace his darkness and original ruthless personality while Chloe wants him to embrace the good. One scene in "Devil Is as Devil Does" actually shows Eve and Chloe stand to the left and right of Lucifer during an interrogation, respectively, with the former goading him to deliver a vigilante justice at the suspect and Chloe asking him not to.
  • The Hedonist: Most of her spare time in Season 4 is spent discovering all the fun things that humanity has discovered, and being sad when people try to prevent her from doing so.
    Eve: This world is full of dumbass rules, like "No drugs for breakfast!" or "Put on some clothes!"
  • Hell of a Heaven: Eve hated Heaven because it was so boring. She tried to combat this by meeting all the new arrivals and listening to their stories, but all that did was cause her to long to live a mortal life again.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: As a result of living and dying during the beginning of time, where human motivations were much less complex, and then spending her afterlife in Heaven. She also called her son Abel kind and gentle when it's established that he was a selfish hedonist that became the first soul in Hell (though it's implied Eve idealized him after his death).
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: So she tries to act like someone else, thinking the person she's pining for (like Lucifer) would like her that way. Even though she does find someonenote  who likes her for herself, but she has to find out who that is.
  • It Runs in the Family: Hedonism. Not only is she a hedonist, but so were her two eldest sons. Cain eventually grew out of it, largely due to boredom. Abel never did and most likely never will, because his hedonism is the only comfort he has during his Hell loop.
  • Lady in Red: Prominently wears red in the episodes where she enables the worst of Lucifer’s vices, both sexually and in terms of violence. She also tells Trixie that it's her favourite color.
  • Loving a Shadow: It becomes gradually clear that Eve doesn't love Lucifer so much as the person she used to be when she was with Lucifer thousands of years ago. Eventually, she comes to this realization herself, which allows them to make a clean break in the Season Four finale.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Is single-mindedly devoted to being with Lucifer and getting him back to being the person he used to be back when they were together the first time. Deconstructed when Eve realizes that she has never been single in her entire life (which started at the dawn of time) and needs to be alone to figure out who she really is.
  • Nice Girl: While she is a massive hedonist and ultimately a bad influence on Lucifer, it doesn't change the fact that she's ultimately quite sweet, very kind and very friendly. Even when she wants to, Chloe simply can't bring herself to hate her.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: After Lucifer breaks up with her, Eve is so desperate to get him back that she kidnaps Father Kinley from his prison transfer to try and convince him to tell Lucifer that the prophecy is bullshit. Kinley tries to kill her to stop it instead; Eve kills him in self-defense, allowing one of the demons from Hell to possess his body. The following episode, said demon starts killing people en masse to allow more demons to roam the Earth.
  • One Degree of Separation:
    • Lucifer's partner (and Eve's rival love interest) Chloe Decker dated and was briefly engaged to Marcus Pierce, aka Eve's son Cain.
    • The entire human cast has Eve as one of their two common ancestors (the other being her husband, Adam), due to her being one of the two progenitors of humanity. That being said, the blood relation is so distant it might as well be non-existent.
  • Parental Obliviousness: She believes that Abel was "sweet and innocent", seemingly unaware that he was just as bad as Cain, and was Hell's first occupant.
  • Put on a Bus: In "Who's da New King of Hell?", as she decides to leave everyone to figure out where she fits in the world.
  • Red Herring: As it turns out, Eve has nothing to do with the demonic prophecy that Season 4 focuses on. She is not "the Devil's first love", because he never truly loves anyone other than Chloe. Eve just happens to leave Heaven at the same that Father Kinley approaches Chloe to help him send Lucifer back to Hell. However, she does make things worse, though she eventually makes up for it.
  • Replacement Goldfish: She was created to replace Lilith, and is bitter that Adam never stopped comparing her to his first wife.
  • Romantic False Lead: Hooks up with Lucifer for most of Season 4, until both realize that they never really love each other and decide to break up.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: One of the things that pisses her off about modern-day Earth is that she has to wear clothes. To her credit, she is one of the original nudists.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: To Lucifer. Eve herself isn't a bad person, but her selfishness and "all-play" attitude cause Lucifer to briefly regress his Character Development to pre-Season One. It's ultimately the main reason he broke up with her, with the prophecy just giving him an excuse.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her plan to get Lucifer and her back together via ruling Hell as a couple leads to the deaths of dozens of people and the kidnapping of baby Charlie, whom the demons intend to replace Lucifer as the King of Hell.
  • You Killed My Father: Subverted. Eve holds nothing against Lucifer for killing Cain. This is for two reasons: 1) She knows him well enough to know he wouldn't have killed Cain without a good reason and 2) She's met with several souls Cain "sent" to Heaven (most noticeably Charlotte) and knows that, despite what he was to her, he was not a good person.
  • Your Cheating Heart: The original sin wasn't Eve eating Forbidden Fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The show outright confirms that was a metaphor for Eve cheating on Adam with Lucifer.

Heaven

    God 

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)

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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. Then there's the fact that he threw his own wife in there and made Lucifer guard his mother. He's also emotionally abusive to Amenadiel.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: In-Universe. The only information we have on him is from his family, mainly Lucifer and Amenadiel, who both have their own ideas on what he's like: Lucifer thinks he's a sanctimonious Jerkass God while Amenadiel has a more favorable opinion of him. Though in Season 2, Amenadiel, while still not agreeing with Lucifer on the subject, admits he has come to see their father has a tendency to overreact.
  • 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.
  • 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 Charlotte speculate that he did this to set Lucifer and Chloe on a path to meet from the moment of her conception.
  • Dissonant Serenity: When he appeared in season 2 he remained calm and composed regardless of how much Lucifer and his wife yelled at him. When he appears in season 5 he talks to his sons as if they are just children acting up instead of trying to kill eachother.
  • 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).
  • 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 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.
  • Hands-Off Parenting: Granted, his children are adults now but he still doesn't seem to make time for any of them.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass God: Lucifer certainly thinks so, based on casting Lucifer out of Heaven and making him run Hell.
  • Large and in Charge: His actor is 6'4 1/2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Uriel 
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Played By: Michael Imperioli

First appearance: "Weaponizer" (2x05)

An angel who comes to Earth to convince Lucifer to return their mother to Hell and is willing to go to extreme measures to do so.


  • 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.
  • Famous Last Words: "The piece is here."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Azrael 
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Played By: Charlyne Yi

First appearance: "Boo Normal" (3x25)

Lucifer's sister, the Angel of Death.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Remiel 
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Played By: Vinessa Vidotto

First appearance: "Orgy Pants to Work" (4x06)

Another sister of Amenadiel and Lucifer. She is a warrior who doesn't like the idea of half-human/half-angel hybrids.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Adam 

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.
  • Lazy Husband: Eve complains that he liked to laze around, which only got worse after Heaven started getting ESPN.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Eve cheated on him with Lucifer, while she claims that he continued to pine after Lilith throughout their marriage.

    Michael 
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Played By: Tom Ellis

First appearance: "Really Sad Devil Guy" (5x01)

Michael. Lucifer's twin brother. The Michael who was the general of God's armies and ultimately squashed Lucifer's rebellion. He comes to Earth in season five to - in his own words - impersonate and take over Lucifer's life on earth.
  • 0% Approval Rating: For people who have actually met Michael, he is this. He's looked down on by most (if not all) of his family for his Manipulative Bastard-tendencies, and it doesn't take long for most of Lucifer's loved ones to reject him in favor of his brother. Lucifer even lampshades this, pointing out that all Michael has ever really wanted was to be as loved and revered as Lucifer, something he still fails at even after Lucifer's failed rebellion.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the comics, he and Lucifer were both blonde. Here they're both played by the brunet Tom Ellis.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Downplayed. While he's played by the rather handsome Tom Ellis, Michael's default posture is shown to be rather poor compared to his confident twin, often favoring one of his shoulders as though he had a hunchback. His dress-sense is far less classy than his brother - preferring Earth-tone jackets and a turtleneck sweater - and he is given a gnarly scar on his face by Lucifer as a warning to stay away from his friends. This is contrast to the blonde-haired muscular Adonis his comic book counterpart was.
  • Adaptational Villainy: He wants to take Lucifer's life as his own. This is very much in contrast with his comic book self, who was a relatively kind and selfless individual compared to his brother.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • In line with Lucifer's own. In the comics he's nigh-omnipotent, equaled only by Lucifer and surpassed only by their father. Here he can be manhandled by Maze and Amenadiel can seemingly fight him on equal terms.
    • When he fights his twin, Lucifer easily manhandles him with no issue.
  • Always Identical Twins: Looks exactly like Lucifer, which makes it easy for him to pose as his brother.
  • Archangel Michael: He's Michael. General of God's armies and Arch-Enemy of Lucifer.
  • Arch-Enemy: Within two episodes, he manages to piss off Lucifer more than any other Big Bad in the entire series thus far. It's indicated that their relationship has always been like this, even before Lucifer's rebellion.
  • Bed Trick: Attempted this with Chloe in "Lucifer! Lucifer! Lucifer!" despite Maze's best efforts to stop him. Thankfully, Chloe herself had already seen through the ruse and stopped it from going any further.
  • Berserk Button: Do not imply that Lucifer is better than him or express any preference for Lucifer over him.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 5.
  • Cain and Abel:
    • The Cain to Lucifer's Abel. Apparently, he's been screwing over Lucifer by manipulating him all his life, including planting the idea of rebellion in Lucifer's head back at the dawn of time, and causing the original sin and thus the fall of humanity.
    • He's also the Cain to Amenadiel, in another contrast to Lucifer. While Lucifer and Amenadiel do bicker a lot, it's largely harmless; they genuinely do love each other, to the point that Lucifer went back to Hell to protect Amenadiel's son Charlie. Meanwhile, Michael puts up the pretense of caring about Amenadiel but has no issues preying on his fears for his son for no other reason than to screw over Lucifer. Tellingly, Amenadiel's only issue with "Lucifer" coming back was the potential danger it put Charlie in. When he realized that "Lucifer" was actually Michael, he point-black told him that he didn't belong on Earth and to go back to Heaven, even though Michael's presence was technically causing no damage.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His wings are black to contrast with Lucifer's white.
  • Compelling Voice: Much like Lucifer and Amenadiel, he has an ability like this. While Lucifer draws out people's desires and Amenadiel's reflects back their love for God (if they have it), Michael draws out their fears.
  • Consummate Liar: While Lucifer Will Not Tell a Lie, Michael traffics almost exclusively in them. He does it so often that most characters have a hard time believing him about anything, Michael often relying on doubt (being able to literally sense the fear it creates) to carry his falsehoods for him.
  • Decomposite Character: With Lucifer having heavy Adaptational Heroism from the Biblical accounts, Michael inherits his more negative traits — his tendency to lie repeatedly, his ability to manipulate others by playing to their fears, and his intense jealousy and hatred for another celestial figure that drives his actions. He also has black angel wings instead of Lucifer's white, making him look more like a Fallen Angel than his brother. The show practically lampshades this when in Season 5 Dan refers to Lucifer as "the Prince of Lies", when Michael is a far more deserving candidate for such a title.
  • Driven by Envy: Though he denies it, it's obvious that his actions during Season 5 are driven by his intense jealousy of Lucifer. Maze and Chloe, who had never even met Michael before, pin him down as this easily, and his brother Amenadiel indicates that his jealousy issues are common knowledge in their family.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: A large part of why he failed to successfully impersonate Lucifer is because he doesn't understand (or rather, refuses to acknowledge) the genuine Character Development Lucifer went through during his time on Earth, even deriding Lucifer's selfless decision to go back to Hell to protect Charlie and Chloe as a charade. What initially clued Chloe in on the switch was the fact that Michael tried to use Maze to hurt her — the real Lucifer would've never done that to Chloe.
  • Evil Is Petty: Everything he does is driven not out of greed or lust or self-interest like the other Arc Villains of the series, but out of an obsessive hatred for his twin brother, and he is willing to do everything in his power to spite him even if it means ruining the lives of everyone he ever cared about, including their brother Amenadiel.
  • Fantastic Racism: Unlike the rest of his Heavenly siblings, Michael has no respect for humans, thinking of them as "toys" that he can break at his leisure. Even his own half-human nephew Charlie means nothing to him.
  • Foil: Everything Lucifer is, Michael is not. While Lucifer brings out and reflects people's desires, Michael does this with people's fears. While Lucifer Will Not Tell a Lie, Michael is a Consummate Liar. While Lucifer is treated like the prodigal son in his family (while still pretty popular among his siblings regardless), Michael became God's right-hand man while his toxic personality has made him The Un Favourite. Lucifer is a hedonist and egotistical, but any harm he does is usually out of ignorance and he is a genuinely nice person beneath it all and adheres to a consistent moral code; Michael puts on airs of being an Embodiment of Virtue (to the point where his Lucifer impression suffers for it), but deep down he is a petty, jealous sadist whose schemes and machinations are all built on a desire to tear Lucifer down no matter how low he goes. Especially poignant is their treatment of humans — while Lucifer does recognize the darkness of human nature, he also recognizes the good and has never treated human life as insignificant and worthless. Michael doesn't give a damn about humans, calling Lucifer's loved ones "toys" and treats his ruthless manipulation of them as simply "breaking" them to draw out Lucifer.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Not only are Michael's wings pure black, but the right one is clearly injured and weaker than the left.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He implies that everything that has happened to Lucifer, going as far back as him starting his war in Heaven, was all something Michael orchestrated.
  • Hate Sink: Yes. From the moment of his first appearance, he starts kicking puppies and doesn't stop. From impersonating Lucifer to screw over his life on earth, trying to do a Bed Trick on Chloe (something that disgusts even Maze), nearly ruining Dan's friendship with Lucifer and co. by exposing Lucifer's true identity as the Devil, and kidnapping Chloe and sending everyone into a frenzy while they try to find her, all while preying on the fears and insecurities of the entire main cast, there hasn't been one redeeming trait shown about him at all. No wonder Amenadiel didn't want to name his son after him.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Other than his black-colored wings, Michael has an American accent, compared to Lucifer's RP one. In episode three Lucifer cuts Michael's face with a demonic knife, leaving a permanent scar across his face that further differentiates them and ensures that Michael can never impersonate Lucifer again.
  • I Just Want to Be You: Michael is drive by nothing more than envy for his more popular twin to the point of deciding to take Lucifer's life on Earth when he originally planned on destroying it.
  • I Know What You Fear: Just as Lucifer can get people to confess their deepest desires, Michael can unearth a person's deepest fears. This gives him an intimate understanding of what people are afraid of, something he exploits by planting seeds of doubt with his constant falsehoods.
  • Irony: He is selfish, petty, manipulative, a liar, toxic and just all-around evil. He also has sinister black wings in contrast to Lucifer's white ones. In other words, he acts and looks more like traditional depictions of the Devil than Lucifer does.
  • Manipulative Bastard: You know all those stories about how the Devil deliberately tempts and manipulates others to make them fall? You know how Lucifer very much does not do that? Well, Michael very much does.
  • Mouth of Sauron: By the time Michael starts meddling in Lucifer's life on Earth, he had become the only angel that God talks too anymore, buffering the rest of the Silver City's direct contact with him.
  • Mythology Gag: Lucifer scars Michael's face as payback for manipulating his friends, the scar itself barring an uncanny resemblance to the scar Lucifer himself was given by Mazikeen at the end of the original comic's run.
  • Out-of-Character Alert:
    • Several, while he was impersonating Lucifer. For all his hatred of him, it becomes blatantly clear that Michael doesn't understand his brother's character at all; on top of the lying and seemingly virtuous turn, his attempt to hurt Chloe through Maze ended the charade then and there, with Chloe just playing along for the rest of the episode, waiting for the right moment to expose him.
    • Amenadiel easily manages to figure out the ruse after he realizes that "Lucifer" tried to take advantage of his fears — which, considering that Amenadiel is, by virtue of being Lucifer's brother, also Michael's brother, is hardly surprising. It takes a special amount of arrogance for Michael to believe that he could have fooled his older brother for any longer than a day.
  • Personality Powers: Michael is a sociopath who has little patience for the well-being of others except for his obsessive desire to make Lucifer miserable, the kind of personality that would take every advantage of having the power to fish out people's fears.
  • Red Right Hand: When Michael reveals his wings to Mazikeen to prove he's not Lucifer, the right one is noticeably injured and tattered compared to the healthy and powerful left one. Even when he's pretending to be Lucifer, Michael seems to unconsciously hold his right shoulder higher than his left, and when he's not pretending he has some trouble with the right side of his body that leaves him with a crooked slump.
  • Satanic Archetype: As insane as it seems, Michael behaves more like the stereotypical idea of Satan than the In-Universe Devil. His motivations are based on sheer sadism brought on by a wounded ego towards his brother, even implying that he planted the idea into Lucifer's head to rebel against God. He is infamous for his lies (making him the "King of Lies"), he corrupts those around him like Amenadiel and Dan into doing genuine harm unlike Lucifer's less damaging Poke the Poodle temptations, his powers are based around causing chaos through fear and doubt, even his scarred face, lop-sided posture and mangled wing all make it look like he was the one who fell instead of Lucifer, having once been beautiful before being permanently scarred by wickedness.
  • The Sociopath: Has no real empathy for others and has no issues preying upon their fears and insecurities in order to manipulate them to his own ends (namely, screwing over his brother Lucifer). In fact, the only real emotion he seems to express is the intense hatred and jealousy he has for his twin brother.
  • Straight Edge Evil: When pretending to be Lucifer, one of the biggest flaws in the disguise is that he doesn't behave as impulsively and hedonistic as his prodigal twin. When working the case with Chloe, he overlooks every opportunity to crack jokes and do anything inappropriate with the witnesses. He acts cordially with Dan, he keeps himself focused on the case and even forgoes any potential hijinks in-favor of taking a moment of repose, something Dan picks up on immediately. When Michael tries recalibrating and making it look like he's having sex with Mazikeen, it only confirms Chloe's suspicions instead.
  • The Teetotaler: When playing as Lucifer, one of the things he won't do is drink and will often pick water instead, overlooking one of the vices Lucifer practices most.
  • Twin Switch: Passes himself off as his twin brother while Lucifer is busy ruling Hell. Thankfully, Michael is horribly bad at trying to be his brother.
  • Villainous Crush: On Chloe while impersonating his brother. His infatuation with her makes him want to take his place forever rather than just ruin Lucifer's life in Los Angeles, as was his original plan.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: Considering angels can heal themselves and dictate the shape of their physical forms via self actualization — witness Amenadiel's wings rotting off when he falls in Seasons 2 and 3, and Lucifer's devil face and bat wings re-emerging — it's telling that Michael's right wing appears weak and injured, affecting his posture even when his wings are hidden. Later in the season, Lucifer gives Michael a scar across the face that does not fully heal.

Hell

    Abel 
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Played By: Lauren Lapkus

First appearance: "Infernal Guinea Pig" (3x16)

The world's first murder victim. In Season 3, Lucifer goes to Hell to return his soul to life in a recently deceased body... and due to random chance it happens to be a recently murdered young woman named Bree.


  • 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.

    Dromos 

Played By: Graham McTavish

First appearance: "Save Lucifer" (4x09)

A demon from Hell who possesses Father Kinley's body, summoned to Earth at his insistence in the belief that Lucifer needs help returning to Hell.


  • 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.
  • Big Bad: He's 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: A villainous version. 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.

Other humans

    Delilah 

Played by: AnnaLynne McCord

First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)

A singer who used to work in Lux, she made a deal with Lucifer so she could make it big. The first victim of the series, her death by a drug dealer brings Lucifer and Chloe together, as the latter is assigned to investigate and capture her murderer.


  • 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.
  • 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.

    Jimmy Barnes 

Played by: John Pankow

First appearance: "Pilot" (1x01)

Delilah's record producer and her murderer.


    Jacob Williams 

Played by: Evan Arnold

First appearance: "Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil." (1x02)

An conman who masquerades as a street preacher asking for donations. He becomes a believer when Lucifer shows his true face to him.


  • 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.

    Lt. Olivia Monroe 
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Played By: Dawn Olivieri

First appearance: "Manly Whatnots" (1x04)

Chloe and Dan's superior in the LAPD. She's responsible for appointing Lucifer as a civilian consultant.


  • 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.

    Penelope Decker 
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Played by: Rebecca De Mornay

First appearance: "Pops" (1x10)

Chloe's widowed mother and an actress.


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Introduces 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.
  • 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.

    Lee Garner 
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Played by: Jeremiah Birkett

First appearance: "Everything's Coming Up Lucifer" (2x01)

A thief who appears once a season to rob Lucifer, with predictable results.


  • Back for the Dead: His appearance in 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.
  • Not So Different: In "Really Sad Devil Guy", he and Lucifer note that they both keep the people they love at arm's length due to the fear of disappointing them with their inevitable selfish actions.
  • Once a Season: From season 2 onward, he appears in a season's first episode.
  • Rags to Riches: In "Everything's Okay", Lucifer gives him a truckload of precious goods, presumably to help him turn a new leaf.

    Ben Wheeler 

Played by: Colin Egglesfield

First appearance: "Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire" (2x02)

Charlotte's former lover and partner in Wheeler Law & Associates (formerly Richards & Wheeler Attorneys at Law).


    John Decker 

Played by: Chris Payne Gilbert (young), Louis Herthum (old)

First appearance: "My Little Monkey" (2x07)

Chloe's late father. He was a LAPD officer when he was murdered, apparently by a robber. His death motivated Chloe to switch her career from show business to law enforcement.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and only appears in a single flashback, outside of the bonus episodes.

    Perry Smith 

Played by: Alex Fernandez

First appearance: "My Little Monkey" (2x07)

The deputy prison warden of California State Penitentiary. He is actually the mastermind behind John Decker's murder.


  • 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.

    Professor Carlisle 

Played by: Tim DeKay

First appearance: "Love Handles" (2x12)

A doctor, he was fired when he chose to save his work over his Uber driver from dying in a car accident. He subsequently became vengeful and held students of Malibu State University hostage while forcing successful people to ruin their career.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Candy 
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Played By: Lindsey Gort

First appearance: "Candy Morningstar" (2x14)

An "exotic dancer" from Las Vegas whom Lucifer secretly married during his time off the LAPD after the events of "A Good Day to Die". She is actually a conman Lucifer employed to put off his mother.


  • 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 diliberately 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.

    Reese Getty 
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Played By: Patrick Fabian

First appearance: "Off the Record" (3x07)

A reporter who stumbles onto Lucifer’s identity as the Devil. He’s also Dr. Martin’s ex-husband.


  • 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.
  • 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!’

    The Sinnerman 
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Played By: Kevin Carroll

First appearance: "The Sinnerman" (3x09)

A mysterious crime boss, he somehow knows about Lucifer's true origins and arranged his abduction at the end of Season 2. He previously worked in Chicago but has recently expanded his reach to Los Angeles, bringing him into conflict with Lucifer.


  • 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.
  • Big Bad: For the first half of Season 3.
  • 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 pawn by Pierce.
  • 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...

    Father Kinley 
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Played By: Graham McTavish

First appearance: "Eveyrthing's Okay" (4x01)

A Vatican investigator introduced in Season 4. His goal is to send Lucifer back to hell to prevent a prophecy about evil overrunning Earth.


  • Big Bad: The main villain of Season Four. Or, at least his body is.
  • 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.
  • The Heavy: He drives most of the conflict in Season Four, even after his death, due to the real Big Bad 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".
  • 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.

    Adriana Nassar 

Played by: Alexandra Grossi

First appearance: "Detective Amenadiel" (5x05)

Linda's daughter who works in real estate. Linda abandoned her to the care of the hospital where she gave birth and Adriana was subsequently adopted.


    Pete 
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Played by: Alexander Koch

First appearance: "BlueBallz" (5x06)

A journalist whom Ella meets while investigating the murder of a DJ, he becomes close with and eventually dates her.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice Guy: 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.

Unsorted

    Charlie 

First appearance: "Save Lucifer" (4x09)

The infant son of Amenadiel and Linda. The first human-Celestial child in history.


  • 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.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Named in honor of Charlotte Richards, having been born several months after her death.
  • 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.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Of two kinds. In human race terms, he is biracial (half-white half-black). In divine terms, he is half-human half-angel.
  • Practically Different Generations: He has an adult half sister on his mother's side who is over thirty years older than he is (Linda gave birth to Adriana when she was 17 and Charlie when she was middle aged).

    Lilith 
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Played by: Lesley-Ann Brandt (young), L. Scott Caldwell (older)

First Appearance: "It Never Ends Well for the Chicken" (5x04)

Lilith, the First Woman, and mother of demons.


  • 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 effecting 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 one of them to show up at her door, nor was she happy to see Maze.
  • 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.

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