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This is a subpage of Thorn Universe listing characters from Dora Wilk Series and Shaman Blues.

Hellians and angels form a separate "system" from magicals and, rather than in a paralell world, they live in Hell and Heaven respectively. Angels are classified according to vague ranking system, with Archangels nominally being in charge (God does not interfere in day-to-day workings of Heaven), while Hell is a mixture of locals who's been there forever, fallen angels ruling over them all and ancient deities who's found their home there after being kicked out of their native pantheons. Some forty thousand years ago, the Fall of the angels happened, but by the modern era, the war's been long gone and relationships between the two realms fairly civil, to the point that they waged war against magical system together in seventeenth century - contributing greatly to the prevalent Fantastic Racism of the setting.

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For the other system's creatures, see Thorn Universe - Magicals and Thorn Universe - Vampires And Werewolves.

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Hell

    Miron 

Miron

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Grandson to Lucifer, but also a slacker and a three-hundred-years-old bachelor, travelling the Earth in hopes of not getting involved with the family business. He's something of a close associate of Dora's at the start of the story and as time goes on, the two of them start drifting closer together.

  • Badass in Distress: In Soul Thief, he's trapped along with Dora and Joshua has to save them both.
  • Badass Longcoat: He likes to wear a long, leather coat he finds appropriate for any occassion.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: He claims to have written a tome of poetry that's now considered an English classic, but refuses to tell Dora which poet he was, claiming that he'd Never Live It Down.
  • Berserk Button: Threatening Dora or Joshua is a surefire way to rile him up.
  • Chekhov's Skill: His past with a vampire coven comes in handy when the Conclave appears on scene of events.
  • Character Development: Learning to commit to a relationship, take up responsibilities and stop being jealous of people just because he's not the centre of their attention.
  • Commitment Issues: He's afraid to take up his position as Lucifer's grandson, and even more afraid to commit to one woman, especially the one as troubles-attracting as Dora. He has to leave in All Stays In The Family to get his wits together in face of their Relationship Upgrade, and only Baal's declaration that he'll court Dora in Miron's absence brings him back.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While not a moron per se, a lot of people tend to overlook him because of his playboy-esque persona. They are mistaken in doing so, as he proves time and again.
  • Deuteragonist: He has as many personal and external troubles as Dora.
  • First-Person Smartass: When "given the mic" in No Smoke Without Fire, the snarkiness goes Up to Eleven.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He can be extremely jealous of Dora, and his hatred of Baal is largely fuelled by the latter jokingly proclaiming that in Miron's absence, he's going to court her.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He dates red-headed Dora.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Joshua. They're living together and have been best friends for three hundred years.
  • Hot as Hell: He's a two-metres-tall devil and Dora definitely falls for him.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's very quick to lash out in anger and extremly emotional.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Dora, a hybrid of two Witch Species.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He often shows up shirtless. Lampshaded in-universe - when Dora's coworkers pop into her house, some covertly take his pictures.
  • Next Tier Powerup: Gets wings and Playing with Fire skills as a result of Triumvirate bond.
  • Odd Friendship: With Joshua. They're total opposites in terms of approach to life, one's from Hell while the other from Heaven, and they wouldn't have even met if Miron hadn't broken into the Garden of Eden - something Joshua would've never dared to do, was he in Miron's place.
  • Official Couple: With Dora from book 3 onwards.
  • Only Friend: He is Joshua's.
  • Playing with Fire: The Triumvirate bond gives him pyr abilities, letting him create and manipulate fire.
  • Power Gives You Wings: The same bond lets him manifest wings - something most devils aren't capable of.
  • Power Incontinence: He spends a lot of time learning to take his powers under control; his first manifestation, actually, was setting himself on fire in his own bed, freaking out both the domestic ghost and him.
  • Pragmatic Hero: With Dora being a Friend to All Living Things and Joshua a Nice Guy, it falls to Miron to be the most realistic and level-headed of the three.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Raised by Luc and Miriam, his grandparents.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Emotional Red to Joshua's Blue.
  • Required Secondary Powers: To use his powers, he has to be fireproof, which saves his life.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: He's pretty much a perpetual young adult, living off the money he's made a long time ago, never committing to anything and simply hanging out with Joshua and whoever happens to catch his intrest. His character arc is about growing up from this.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Many Man to Joshua's Sensitive Guy.
  • Stupid Sexy Friend: He is Dora's.
  • The Charmer: He likes to use his Hot as Hell qualities and natural charm to get through obstacles.
  • The Lancer: Dora's right hand.
  • UST: Has a lot of that with Dora before their Relationship Upgrade.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He is one to Joshua, but Joshua is usually too nice to reciprocate.

    Luc 

Lucifer, Prince of Hell

The Lucifer - Luc to friends and family. Master of Hell and arguably most powerful of its residents, he commands loyalty of all czarts - the original hellians - and most of the fallen angels. He's Miron's grandfather and eagerly welcomes Dora into the family even before the two get together.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Of his friends and family, only Gabe and Michael call him by his full name.
  • Badass Grandpa: He's Miron's grandpa, and ancient, but also a veritable One-Man Army.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's pleasant, fun and cool, but piss him off and being a wanted criminal becomes the least of your problems.
  • Black Sheep: The only archangel to Fall to Hell.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's an excellent combatant, but also fun, open-minded, flirtatious and generally helpful.
  • Doting Grandparent: To Miron. He cares about his grandson a lot, sends him money and accepts whatever life or romantic choice the kid makes.
  • Fallen Angel: Fallen archangel, even.
  • Fan of the Past: He likes old-fashioned stuff, and his palace is roughly two hundred years behind Thorn on aesthetics.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's honestly pleasant, but threatening him opens a whole can of whoop-ass and he's not above torture.
  • Happily Married: To Miriam, apparently, though little is known about her.
  • Hot as Hell: Played for laughs, as he flirts with Dora for fun and she admits he's not bad-looking.
  • Living Forever Is No Big Deal: He doesn't seem to worry much about passage of time or any such things.
  • One-Man Army: During the rebellion in Hell, Lucifer kills as many rebels as Leon's entire army.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Luc is one of the few unambiguously good leaders Thronverse has.
  • Satan: He grabbed the "fallen archangel" and "ruler of Hell" aspects, and left most others to Sammael.
  • The Good King: A just, if sometimes stern ruler, by all accounts, and a Reasonable Authority Figure.
  • Time Abyss: At forty thousand years old, he's by far one of the oldest beings in the world. He looks like he's forty.

    Leon 

Leon

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A half-demon, half-angel, and a retired general in Lucifer's army. He currently runs a hellians' pub in Thorn, and when Dora starts visiting it, mistaking it for a place for everyone, he quickly grows fond of her, to the point where she considers him a surrogate father for her.

  • Awful Wedded Life: He's married, but his wife is an absolute monster, often trashing his entire bar, going into flights of rage and screaming at him. In a small example of Reality Ensues, he finally divorces her.
  • Beta Couple: With Sonia, a nature witch he starts romancing. Their affair goes on behind the scenes for some three books before he finally gathers his courage to tell Braga he's leaving her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's calm and friendly, but also Lucifer's retired general, with all combat prowess this implies.
  • Freakiness Shame: In his youth, he used to shave his head, because instead of proper hellian bristles, he grows soft angelic hair. Eventually, he decided that bald head calls attention more than soft hair, and stopped doing it.
  • Gentle Giant: He's caring, pleasant and pretty much dominated by his wife. Then again, Beware the Nice Ones.
  • Henpecked Husband: Braga can do whatever she wishes in their marriage, and whatever she wishes includes long tirades, wrecking his place and insulting women he as much as looks at. He finally has enough and gets a divorce.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Sonia. He's built like a czort should be, and she's a petite wiccan.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Dora. There's at least a hundred years' gap between the two, but they're confidants and best friends, with Dora considering him her surrogate father and Leon thinking of her as his daughter.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Sonia, a witch.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: Thinks this way of Dora, considering her a daughter he's never had.
  • Mandatory Unretirement: He gets out of retirement to aid Luc in wiping out a rebellion against him. He returns to his bar afterwards, though.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: He's half-devil, half-angel, with the latter half being shameful for him for large parts of his life.
  • Overprotective Dad: He almost starts barking at people he finds suspicious, like Baal or Roman, hanging around Dora, and promises them - both way more powerful than him - death if as much as a hair falls off her head. That's regardless of the fact that they're both Dora's good friends.
  • Papa Wolf: Absolutely willing to go to war over Dora.
  • Retired Badass: He used to be a general in Lucifer's army.
  • The Bartender: Owner and bartender at Devil's Primrose.
  • Undying Loyalty: Absolutely loyal to Lucifer.

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    Baal 

Baal, the Crimson Prince of Demons

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By far one of the most powerful lords of Hell and certainly the most fearsome one, Baal commands Hell's demons. He used to be a fairly benign fertility god before a plot by Hel and Isis ended up throwing him down into Hell, where he clawed his way up to the top of the foodchain and forged himself a bloody reputation that he's now forced to preserve if he wishes to survive.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Exorcisms of Dora Wilk is his time to shine. The story concerns demons, which are his responsibility, we learn more about his world, he gets his backstory fleshed out and the villainess is a blast from his past.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The chief reason he becomes Dora's friend is that she doesn't treat him like a boogeyman.
  • But I Would Really Enjoy It: He respects Dora's choice of Miron and backs off, but admits he's still open to courting her if she ever leaves her devil.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He used to be a pretty nice deity, but a plot by fellow gods ended up throwing him down to Hell. There, he went to such extremes, he's now The Dreaded to all of Hell and even beyond it.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's an ally, but not above torture and scare tactics to get information out of people he considers villainous.
  • Hidden Depths: Under a facade hides a rather lonely man with a dry sense of humour. He also makes a mean omelette.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He keeps up his persona of a deadly bastard, because that's the reputation he's got and he doesn't believe his subordinates would respect him if he didn't uphold it.
  • I Know Your True Name: He knows true names of all demons, giving him absolute power over them.
  • Malicious Misnaming: He's often at the receiving end of this, as people like to call him Belzebub, "Lord of Flies".
  • Monster Lord: Commands all demons.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Dora once accidentally gets to see him make out with a cute girl. And she can't tear her eyes away.
  • Mysterious Informant: He's one to Dora when they first meet, explaining Jezebel to her and giving her a knife Dora can use to kill her.
  • Odd Friendship: With Dora. He's a millennia-old ex-god and a prince of demons with a bloody reputation, she's a thirty-years-old witch who's a Magnetic Hero. They get along excellent, to bewilderment of onlookers.
  • Real Men Cook: When he breaks into Dora's house, he makes her an omelette to make up for it.
  • Red Baron: The Crimson Prince.
  • Romantic False Lead: For a while, he's presented as alternative to Miron for Dora, but before it can grow into a full-blown Love Triangle, they both acknowledge that Dora's more interested in Miron, and Baal respects that.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Dora and Miron, despite being interested in Dora himself.
  • Slave to PR: He claims that if he let his facade slip, he'd be knifed within days.
  • The Coup: He's overthrown previous rulers of demons to take over their subjects.
  • The Dreaded: Baal is what devils tell their children about to scare them into behaving. Everyone is afraid of the guy. Chatting with him is considered tantamount to a Deal with the Devil, people are seriously worried for Dora's safety when she befriends him, Luc treats him with respect and a huge dose of wariness and Dora herself admits that for all his Hidden Depths, he's extremely dangerous.
  • Time Abyss: He has some forty thousand years on his back.
  • Trespassing to Talk: As his public persona doesn't let him visit Dora openly, he often breaks into her house when he wants to chat.

    As 

Arsen Aratne

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Nicknamed As to hide his true name, Arsen is a demon of two bloodlines, Rage and Chaos. He's a trusted servant of Baal's and his right hand, making him involved in Dora's affairs far more often than he'd wish to.

  • Badass Teacher: Baal gets him to teach Dora swordfight, and he's a proficient fighter and spy himself.
  • Berserk Button: Played for laughts - he hates elderly people. For... some reason. Never really made clear.
  • Blue Blood: His half-brother is the head of Chaos demons, making As aristocracy.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: He's Dora's sparring partner, teaching her how to use her newfound angelic strength and reflexes.
  • Casting a Shadow: His powers involve manipulation of darkness.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's not above using cheating and underhanded moves if it means winning.
  • Guardian Entity: He complains that he's essentially become one to Dora when she told him to protect her until she's free of harm, because Dora being Dora, she'll never be truly "free of harm". Thankfully for him, the spell isn't literal and lets him go when the latest disaster is averted.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Like all demons, he can't enter holy ground.
  • I Know Your True Name: Baal gives Dora As' true name for annoying her, giving her total control over him, and she uses it a few times, though not to hurt him.
  • Jerkass: He flirts with Dora against her wishes and tries to murder her when she accidentally bind him to her. He fails, and morphs into more of Servile Snarker when he realizes he's going to be stuck with her for a while.
  • Master of Illusion: Confusion, rather, but he's capable of making people see something different than the truth.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: He's a half-blood of two demon bloodlines.
  • Number Two: Baal's trusted spy and agent.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He feigns being a lower-rank demon and plays up his jerkass and "bad boy" qualities for people to underestimate him.
  • Servile Snarker: He likes to snark at both Dora and Baal, and is the only demon seen back-mouthing his prince.
  • Super Strength: He's inhumanly strong.
  • Thinking Up Portals: He can teleport, both across space and across realities.

    Iris 

Iris

A once-princess of Demonkind, who narrowly averted death when Baal overthrew her family and crowned himself the Prince of demons. Having faked her death, she spent centuries plotting revenge before finally attempting to extract it.

  • Alliterative Family: Her two siblings are named Immani and Ibrahim.
  • Best Served Cold: She's spent over two thousand years plotting her revenge on Baal.
  • Bigger Bad: She's behind Raphael's possession, meaning she essentially controlled the Big Bad without his knowledge.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a badass villainous princess.
  • Demonic Possession: She orchestrated Raphael's possession.
  • Faking the Dead: With Baal taking down her family when she was six years old, she faked her death in the resulting chaos and pretended to be dead for the next two millennia.
  • It's Personal: Baal killed and imprisoned her entire family. She's out for revenge.
  • Princess in Rags: She's princess of demons, and a formidable physical threat. She's been forced to hide among humans, but still has ambitions of winning the throne back.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's two thousand years old, may look younger than Dora.
  • Revenge: Her main motivation is punishing Baal for what he did to her family.
  • Rightful King Returns: How she sells her plan to demons not fond of Baal's rule.
  • Shout-Out: Dora notes she looks like Lara Croft.
  • The Man Behind the Man: She's behind the demon possessing Raphael.
  • Tomboy Princess: She's a princess, but an athletic and fighting one.

    Ibrahim 

Ibrahim

Iris' older brother, and a once-prince of demons. When Baal took over, he trapped him in an amulet and buried it, keeping Ibrahim trapped until Iris and Jezebel unearthed it and got Ibrahim to return as part of Iris' plan to take revenge on Baal.

  • Alliterative Family: His sisters are Immani and Iris.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He runs off at the end of Exorcisms of Dora Wilk, and returns in Eternal Pen.
  • Cool Big Bro: To Iris, it seems. The two have a good rapport, and despite being the older brother, he respects her claim to the throne.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He has vast sorcerous powers he puts to good use helping Iris.
  • Sadistic Choice: Forces Dora to choose between saving a friendly demon or chasing after him, and uses it to run off.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Baal trapped him in a medallion that's later been buried under a church to stop other demons from recovering it.
  • The Dragon: Iris' second-in-command, and commander of her men.
  • The Heavy: He has the biggest magic chops of all Iris' people.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: He escapes Baal and Dora rounding up Iris' supporters. As and Dora track him down in Eternal Pen.


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Heaven

    Joshua 

Joshua

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The grandson of archangel Gabriel - and Raphael, though this doesn't come up as often - Joshua is a three-hundred-years-old angel and an all-around Nice Guy who desperately attempts to avoid becoming yet another pawn in his grandfather's political game, leaving him a drifter. Miron is his best and only friend, and through him Joshua meets Dora, whose Guardian Angel he eventually becomes.

  • Adorkable: He's nice and kind, gets flustered easily and doesn't understand racier jokes.
  • All-Loving Hero: It seems it's impossible for him to hate somebody, and he always tries to help everyone. Notably, he's the only person beside Dora to actually like and accept Baal.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's the epitome of a Nice Guy and a Shrinking Violet who can turn into a nigh-unstoppable angel of death when he needs to.
  • Blessed with Suck: His empathy, which he can never turn off, isn't very helpful when he's living under one roof with Dora, Miron and their copious amounts of UST.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: Angels being so fertile it's skirting the edge of absurd, he doesn't want to have sex for fear of having children.
  • Celibate Hero: Because of the above, he doesn't pursue women. May be inverted with Laoise.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He's witnessed Raphael kill one of his parents for sleeping with a hellian. Gabe isn't sure if Joshua remembers that, though, as he was really young then.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: He's pretty much a drifter, with Miron as his Only Friend, and doesn't really know what to do with himself. He finally finds his purpose as a teacher in Nisim's school.
  • Dirty Mind-Reading: He accidentally gets connected to Miron's mind when him and Dora get it on, resulting in this. He's extremely embarrassed.
  • Emotion Control: He can smooth people's emotions and calm them down, which in Dora's line of work comes in handy more than once.
  • Friend to All Children: Children in Nisim's school love him, and he enjoyes staying in their company.
  • God Mode: He's capable of Manifesting, which makes him grow wings, gives him a Holy Burns Evil aura and turns him into a one-man Holy Hand Grenade.
  • Guardian Angel: He becomes one of Dora's to get off Gabe's hook - and because he's just that nice - which lets him sense when she's in trouble.
  • Healing Hands: After Raphael is arrested, Joshua is marked as his replacement as Heaven's Healer and given appropriate powers.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Miron. They've been living together for some three centuries and the devil is Joshua's Only Friend.
  • Heroic Lineage: Grandson to two archangels.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: The most pure and idealistic of the three, and even a powerful temptation charm can't force him to sleep with a woman he's clearly attracted to.
  • Light Is Good: Angel, blonde and the most unambiguously good character in the entire series.
  • Long Haired Prettyboy: He has long, blond hair and Dora comments on him turning heads when entering bars.
  • Morality Pet: He's one for far more pragmatic Miron and Dora.
  • Next Tier Powerup: Gets a power boost from the Triumvirate bond, and later Healing Hands from God Himself.
  • Nice Guy: By far the nicest one in any given group of people. He's the kind of person that works for free in problem children schools, lets you cry in his chest and is always there for you, whatever happens, even to the point of ignoring his own emotional turmoil.
  • Power Gives You Wings: His Manifestation comes with wings.
  • Power Incontinence: He can't stop reading others' emotions, which may've contributed to his meekness and niceness.
  • Raised by Grandparents: He was raised by Gabriel, his grandfather, after his parents' death.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Three centuries old, looks younger than Dora.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kind Blue to Miron's Red.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Miron's Manly Man.
  • Shrinking Violet: He's rather quiet and meek, and easily flustered.
  • The Chick: The emotional support of Dora and Miron.
  • The Empath: He can sense emotions of everyone around him, and also smooth them, letting him understand and help people better.

    Gabe 

Archangel Gabriel

One of Heaven's seven archangels, member of Archangelic Council and Joshua's grandfather. Gabe is an experienced politician and a good ally to Dora's cause, although he often slides into thinking of his family as another asset to be used in the great game. He nevertheless has a soft spot for Joshua and cares for him deeply - though he'd die before showing it.

  • Anger Born of Worry: He's angry at Dora getting Joshua in harm's way, though it's obvious he's just trying to hide his panic at his little angel getting hurt.
  • Archangel Gabriel: The same one from the Bible, "Hail, thou that art highly favoured" and so on.
  • Beneath the Mask: He wears a mask of a cold-blooded politician, but in fact cares deeply for his grandson and loves kids.
  • Cool Sword: As an archangel, he has an all-killing blade.
  • Corrupt Politician: How Dora sees him, as he seems to play the political game for his own betterment and for the sake of politics, rather than actually improving heaven. Then again, her understanding of Heaven's byzantine politics is next to none, so she might not be the most reliable source.
  • Doting Grandparent: He's willing to forego his Fantastic Racism and distaste for Dora if he thinks it'll be the best for Joshua. He'll kill you if you tell the kid about it, though.
  • Fantastic Racism: He initially refuses to let Laoise into Beit Adonai because of her mixed heritage, and dislikes Joshua's association with Dora because she's a witch. Nevertheless, as far as angelic establishment goes, he's pretty open-minded.
  • Friend to All Children: He secretly loves children, and often visits Nisim's school under the pretext of talking to Joshua while taking a whole bag of candy and sweets with him.
  • Got the Call on Speed Dial: He has a mental bond with Joshua so that he can always show up when his grandson is in trouble.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He struggles to keep up a facade of a cold-blooded, merciless politician, even though he loves children and cares for doing what is right.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is something of a racist, and tries to get Joshua involved into his political games as a pawn, but has honestly good intentions and cares for his grandkid.
  • Pet the Dog: He starts to transform from a jerkass to a Jerk with a Heart of Gold when Joshua falls ill at the start of Gods Must Be Crazy and he shows up, almost out of breath, at Dora's door with medicine and to stay by his grandson's side.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: For all his shortcomings, he can recognize when something would serve the greater good, and has no troubles listening to Dora even though he clearly dislikes her.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Dora, though teeth-clenching is mostly on his side. Visible especially when he comes to her in Eternal Pen and it's clear that he'd much rather be anywhere else and talk to anyone other than her.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Gives off this vibe when interacting with Michael and Lucifer.
  • Time Abyss: Like his peers, he's been there since at least forty thousand years.
  • Trespassing to Talk: When he needs to talk with Dora in Eternal Pen, he enters her house and waits for her on the couch.

    Michael 

Archangel Michael

The lord of all archangels and head of Heaven's army and Archangelic Council. Michael is the level-headed of the bunch and the most unbiased one, but also the most inhuman and detached. He acts as an older brother of sorts to Luc and Gabe and has been in Triumvirate bond with them before Luc's Fall.

  • Aloof Big Brother: Acts as one to both Luc and Gabe at times.
  • Archangel Michael: The Biblical one, yes.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: He's the commander of Heaven's army and the head of Archangelic Council. There's at least a correlation between those two fact.
  • Cool Sword: He also has an archangelic blade.
  • Four-Star Badass: He's the commander of Heaven's army, and if Luc's exploits are any indication, a One-Man Army.
  • Friendly Enemy: He fought Lucifer during the Fall, but they're very amicable when together on-page.
  • Give Me a Sword: Borrows Joshua his sword when the latter goes off to save Dora and Miron.
  • Mr. Exposition: The one to explain the nature of Triumvirate to the Trio.
  • Old Shame: Seems to think this way of his Triumvirate with Luc and Gabe.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He seems to be the one archangel free of politicking and Fantastic Racism prevalent among the others.
  • The Cameo: While oft-referenced, he only shows up in two scenes in the story.
  • The Ghost: He's often mentioned, but barely ever seen, yet his actions - including sending Gabe to Dora for the Eternal Pen - are clearly visible.
  • Uncanny Valley: invoked Dora describes him as "too perfect to seem human", and is clearly disconcerted by him.

    Raphael 

Archangel Raphael

One of the members of Archangelic Council of Heaven, and the seven's God-ordained Healer. He's also, unfortunately, a racist through and through, reserving special hatred for half-bloods and angels willing to consort with non-angels, putting him in instant conflict with Dora. He is also possessed, and part of the supposed racism is the demon trying to avoid anyone who could smell it on the supposed archangel.

  • Archangel Raphael: The one from the Book of Tobit, though much more of a jerkass.
  • Archnemesis Dad:
    • For Nisim.
    • Also Archnemesis Granddad for Joshua.
  • Big Bad: In books two and three, he's behind Trio's troubles with Heaven. Of course, there's also the Bigger Bad.
  • Boomerang Bigot: He hates Interspecies Romance despite having Nisim with a human woman. The first clue that not all is as it seems with him.
  • Cool Sword: His own archangelic blade, as awesome as all the others.
  • Corrupt Politician: An honest-to-God one. He's a racist, uses his position to throw logs in Trio's way, romances Jezebel, takes advice from her and is quite literally corrupted by a demon.
  • Demonic Possession: He's been possessed by a demon a few hundred years back, and no-one noticed.
  • De-Power: He's stripped of his powers after being arrested.
  • Evil Is Petty: He acts against the Trio from his distaste for half-bloods and Interspecies Romance.
  • Fantastic Racism: Most Triumphant Example in the whole Thornverse. He absolutely hates non-angels, is ready to kill people over Interspecies Romance, locks up and experiments on hybrids and slings slurs that make his fellow archangels gawk in pure terror. Large part of this is to hide the fact he's possessed, which any magical could smell if they got too close. It's said, though, that he was fairly racist even before that happened.
  • Healing Hands: As the Healer of Heaven, he has this power.
  • Hypocrite: Heaven's greatest advocate against mixed-species marriage, has a half-human son. Though Nisim was born before the possession.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Large parts of his jerkassery come from the demon possessing him, but nobody noticed because Raphael was already a bigoted jerkass before that happened.
  • Not Himself: Other's realize that there's some truth to Dora's accusations of Demonic Possession when he starts slinging racial slurs and act vulgar - something he's never done before.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: He tries to use his position to make life harder for the Trio.
  • Offing the Offspring: He killed his daughter for being unfaithful to her husband and sleeping with a devil.
  • Kick the Dog: Turns out to run an entire facility where he keeps, medicates and all but tortures half-bloods.
  • Pet the Dog: Oddly enough, the first mention of him is one - he provides medicine to Joshua when the latter is ill. Made even weirder by the fact that he's the one to send Jezebel to make Joshua ill in the first place. Presumably, he had to keep up appearances.
  • Trial by Combat: Challanges Dora to one, not counting on the fact that she has the Triumvirate bond to aid her and that Azjel would lend her his sword.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Happened a few hundred years back, when he went from simple bigotry to full-blown Fantastic Racism as a result of possession.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Him and Jezebel are lovers.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Iris uses him to retrieve demon seals of her family, as they're buried in a church and she can't reach them herself.
  • Walking Spoiler: You can see he has more spoilers than everyone else on this page combined.

    Raziel 

Archangel Raziel, Keeper of Secrets

Another member of the Archangelic Council, Raziel is the Keeper of Secrets of the seven. He possesses the ability to discern thruth from lies, find guilt and read minds of those he examines. This makes him an judge of the Council, and an ally to Dora when she reveals to him the extent of Raphael's actions and possession.

  • Celestial Paragons and Archangels: Raziel, Keeper of Secrets (also known as Angel of Mysteries) comes from Jewish mysticism, although he's not usually referred to as an archangel.
  • Living Lie Detector: He got the job of a judge because he can know instantly whether someone lies or tells the truth.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he sees in Dora's memories that Raphael is possessed.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He doesn't share in Gabe's and Raphael's Fantastic Racism, and following the abovementioned Oh, Crap!, he's quick to take action.
  • Secret Keeper: God's, apparently, though he also keeps secrets of people whose minds he reads.
  • The Empath: He can feel emotions of others.
  • The Judge: His job in the Council, as he can be trusted to be honest.
  • Time Abyss: Like other archangels, he's over forty thousand years old.
  • Touch Telepathy: He can scan a person's entire soul and memories by touching them.
  • True Neutral: His entire purpose in the Council as the Judge is to be this for all political factions.

    Azjel 

Azjel the Abaddon

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The last in the long line of Abaddon's, Heaven's ordained executioners. He's been raised from childhood to be his fahter's successor and as a result is rather emotionally damaged and immature. When Dora starts treating him as a person rather than a tool, he becomes more questioning of his surroundings and his boss, Raphael, in particular.

  • All-Powerful Bystander: He's capable of starting plagues, slaughtering thousands and slaying archangels. He can't interfere when Dora's fighting for her life with five demons because of his self-imposed rules, so he relegates himself to the role of an enthusiastic spectator.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He grows attached to Dora, to the point of lending her his sword during her duel with Raphael, because she managed to return him the memories of his mother and doesn't treat him like a leper.
  • Blind Obedience: He was raised to be absolutely obedient to Raphael. Subverted after Dora manages to defuse him and he starts to question his boss' actions.
  • Care-Bear Stare: Dora accidentally does that to him; when she tries to protect Nathaniel, she accidentally hits Azjel with love rather than storm magic, which awakens his emotions and memories of his mother, returning his humanity.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: He was raised from childhood to one day take up the mantle of angel of death and destruction, so he thinks little of mass slaughter.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When an exotic dancer invites him to a... personal session after he gives her a tip, he wonders why she didn't offer it to anyone else despite his tip being one of the lowest. Dora is reduced to facepalming.
  • Cool Sword: His sword, which is a symbol of his position and a weapon of power equal to that of archangelic blades.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: He lets Dora address him as Azjel, while everyone else calls him Abaddon.
  • Genki Guy: Extremely happy and full of energy, even cheering for Dora when she's fighting for her life as if it was a sports match.
  • Married to the Job: He considers a hunt for an object of apocalyptic possibilities to be his vacation - and this is his first vacation in three hundred years.
  • Obstructive Code of Conduct: He deliberately put rules in place that make it impossible for him to kill or harm if Heaven's fate isn't on the line and the Council as a whole doesn't give the order. He justifies it by pointing out that his father, without those limitations, had started both the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London before he was taken down.
  • One-Man Army: If he put his mind to it, he could wipe out entire Europe's population in a few weeks.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: As visible in the picture.
  • Plaguemaster: He's capable of causing a global pandemic.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He took the job from his father shortly after said father was executed for causing an outbreak of bubonic plague and burning down London - that is, in 1666.
  • Red Baron: Abaddon. Also Angel of Death and Destruction, which is the name of his position.
  • The Dreaded: Quoth As:
    If the angel of death and destruction tells me I'm the final link, I have a damn good reason to be worried.
  • The Fettered: He refuses to break his self-imposed Obstructive Code of Conduct even when doing so would simplify his job immensely.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: After Dora accidentally Care Bear Stares him, he starts to be less of a dour weapon and more of a human. By the time he appears in Eternal Pen, he's a full-blown Genki Guy, though the circumstances might be making him more cheerful than usual.
  • Touch of Death: He's said to possess killing touch when necessary, which only serves to make more angels shy away from him.
  • Tyke-Bomb: He's been raised from childhood to become the Abaddon.

    Jezebel 

Jezebel

Once a priestess of Baal, she switched sides and became an agent of Heaven, granting her amnesty. She is, however, only feigning her turn to good and while she pretends to work for Raphael (whom she's a lover of), in fact she's an associate of Iris, and responsible for Raphael's possession.

  • Dark Action Girl: She's well capable of beating up the whole Trio when she has to.
  • Dark Chick: She provides emotional support to Raphael... yeah, this works out just great.
  • Dark Mistress: She's Raphael's lover.
  • Death by Irony: Dora kills her by sacrificing her to Baal, like she undoubtedly did to countless other animals and peole back in the day.
  • Demonic Possession:
    • As a priestess of Baal, she has a demon lodged in her.
    • She uses her status as Raphael's lover to have him possessed.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Of course she and Dora duke it out.
  • Double Agent: She claims to be working for Heaven now while in fact she's been working for Iris all along.
  • Evil Is Petty: She goes after Joshua and tries to ruin Trio's life because Joshua's father resisted her seduction.
  • Evil Sorceress: She can hex people and put curses on them.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A villainous version – poised, seductive, and vain. She is a priestess of Baal who hexes and curses enemies.
  • Louis Cypher: She often goes by the name Izabela. So secretive!
  • Public-Domain Character: Jezebel is a Biblical character, known for worshipping Baal and getting eaten by her own dogs.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: How Heaven sees her, as she still uses her questionable methods in their service. Of course, she was never Reformed in the first place.
  • Revenge: She goes after Joshua in revenge for his father refusing her.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Not content with leading to Joshua's both parents getting killed for his father refusing her, she now goes after Joshua himself to wipe out Aaron's line completely.
  • The Baroness: Chilly, sadistic and sexy.
  • The Dragon: To Raphael.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: She's in cahoots with the demon possessing him, making her in charge.
    • Dragon with an Agenda: She actually works for Iris, and wants to deposit Baal. Raphael is just means to an end.
  • The Corrupter: To Raphael.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The only Heaven-aligned character in the story who's not at least part angel.
  • The Vamp: She works by seduction and uses her wiles to wrap men around her finger. She was pissed when Aaron didn't react to this at all.
  • The Woman Behind the Man: Plays Raphael like a violin.
  • Vain Sorceress: She's extremely concerned about her beauty and uses charms to make men lust for her.
  • Woman Scorned: Went into murderous rage that continues to this day when Aaron refused her.

    Nat 

Nathaniel

A half-brother to both Miron and Joshua, having been born when Jezebel hexed Miron's mother to have an affair with Joshua's father. Raphael has kept him locked up in his institute for half-bloods until Gabe and Luc rescue him and bring him to his half-brothers so that the kid might get a taste of a normal life.


    Nisim 

Nisim

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Raphael's son and a nephilim - half-angel, half-human. Nisim is an excellent spymaster and an information broker, and has spent a lot of time investigating his father's apparently-hypocritical behaviour. He's fiercely protective of half-bloods such as him and sets up a "school" where child victims of racism and abuse can recuperate and learn to reconcile their double heritage.

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He doesn't seem to be much of a physical threat - compared to the rest of his world, anyway - but if something exists, he will track it down and learn everything about it.
  • Badass Teacher: He's a spymaster who runs a school.
  • Friend To All Kids: Children are his one weakness, and he sinks considerable part of his fortune to help them.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-angel.
  • Hammerspace Police Force: He seems to have nigh-limitless supply of mooks whenever necessary.
  • Hero of Another Story: He has a long history as an information broker, but it's only glimpsed in the series.
  • Hidden Depths: A spymaster who loves children and has a complex history with the villain.
  • It's Personal: He joins Dora's crusade against Raphael because it's his father and Nisim's spent years investigating him.
  • Knowledge Broker: He's knows a lot, and what he doesn't know, he can find out - for an approppriate sum, of course.
  • Non-Idle Rich: He uses his money to help half-bloods who didn't have it as good as him.
  • Nephilim: He's identified as one - nephilim are defined as half-humans, half-angels in-universe.
  • Papa Wolf: Threatening his adopted children in the school is a quick way to a world of harm.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He likes to pretend to be less smart than he really is.
  • Psychologist Teacher: His school is mostly a psychological and psychiatric help facility, so he often finds himself in this function.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He was born before Raphael's possession, a few hundred years back.
  • The Spymaster: He has an extensive spy network, and while usually he takes money for its services, he becomes Trio's spymaster when their conflict with Raphael reaches its peak.

    Laoise 

Laoise

A half-hellian, half-angel, Laoise is a victim of Raphael's Fantastic Racism and has spent several hundred years on heavy medications. Ever since being freed, she's been undergoing psychological treatment and healing, and has developed a mutual affection for Joshua.

  • Cute and Psycho: She's certainly cute and nice, but her pyr powers combined with her psyche shattered from Raphael's experiments make for a rather volatile combination.
  • Implied Love Interest: Joshua's certainly attached to her more than to other kids in the school, but doesn't engage in relationship, as she's not exactly psychologically stable and he would never take an advantage of that.
  • Older Than They Look: She looks like a teenager-slash-young adult, but is certainly older.
  • Playing with Fire: She has pyr powers from her devil parent's side, letting her create and control fire.
  • Playing with Syringes: Victim of Raphael's experiments. She's been kept on powerful drugs for years to stop her from Playing with Fire.
  • Power Incontinence: Because of heavy medication Raphael has subjected her to, she's never had a chance to develop her control over fire, and she has all of Miron's troubles turned Up to Eleven.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Joshua claims so. Miron begs to differ.
  • Surprisingly Happy Ending: Dora convinces Gabe to admit her into Beit Adonai, where angels may be blessed with healing by God himself. The story ends with Laoise heading to Beit Adonai and her ultimate fate uncertain, but with the story endorsing God Is Good, she'll probably be healed.
  • The Ophelia: Lovely and fragile girl with disturbed psyche and firestarted tendency. People try to help her, though.
  • The Scapegoat: When she runs away from the school and a string of arsons starts in the city at similar time, she's quickly blamed - wrongly, it turns out.
  • Troubled, but Cute: She has a lot of psychological issues, but is a sweet young woman, all things considered.

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