Thirty years later, Jean-Paul established a religious totalitarian reign over Gotham while being assisted by his protÃ©gÃ©es Cardinal and Torchbearer, all while enhanced by an addiction to the super-steroid venom. Lane was once part of an initiative to create \"the ultimate crime fighter,\" however it turned him into a criminal. The suit possessed stronger armour and gauntlets that contained dual blades that could be lit on fire like the Sword of Azrael. Denny O'NeilJoe QuesadaGrant Morrison It can be assumed that, similar to his comic book counterparts, Azrael's betrayal and actions against his former masters would eventually lead to the destruction of the secret organization once and for all and Lane would go on to protect Gotham through the same moral code as Batman. He appears to be stalking Batman (hence, the side mission title "Mystery Stalker"). Order of St. DumasGotham City Police Department (formerly) Once all the symbols are collected, they form a map of Azrael's location, leading Batman to the Gotham Cathedral. When Batman inspected Azrael's altered memories, he found the true memory hidden within; the Order had ordered Batman's death by Azrael's hands. In 2009, a miniseries titled Azrael: Death's Dark Knight was produced as a tie-in to the Battle for the Cowl crossover event, with a later regular series.. While escorting the kids Cash forgets a child and when he comes back for her sees his partner burn Azrael’s body. Both iterations are vigilantes and members of an assassin group created by the Order of St. Dumas, a secret organization b… His first appearance in the Batman series was in March 2009, in Azrael: Death's Dark Knight no.1. Azrael is mantle worn by various individuals throughout history from DC Comics. Michael Lane, or better known as Azrael, is a recurring character in the Batman: Arkham videogame series. Azrael is portrayed by James Frain in the second season of Gotham. "Azrael" is the nineteenth episode of season two of the crime drama series Gotham, which is based on characters that appear in titles published by DC Comics. Batman remains skeptical of Azrael's prophecy, claiming he does not believe in fairy tales, but Azrael holds firm in his belief, telling Batman the message has been given and promises the Dark Knight that they would meet again before vanishing into the night. Sir Geoffrey de Cantonna was the first knight to don the Suit of Sorrows for the Order. She was very close to her older brother Lucifer and enjoyed pranking Amenadiel with him. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Guilt ridden and dismissed from the force, Lane confessed his crimes to a priest, who was actually an agent of the Order and believed Lane to be an ideal fit for their next warrior. Add a photo to this gallery. The Dark Multiverse is a plain of alternate realities which largely revolve around twisted variants of Batman created by the deity Barbatos from Batman's own fears and dark desires. Azrael is a name given to the champions of the amoral Catholic extremist guild, the Order of St. Dumas. The first character to assume the identity of Azrael is Jean-Paul Valley, who was introduced in Batman: Sword of Azrael #1 (October 1992) and was created by Denny O'Neil, Joe Quesada, and Peter Milligan. Completely lost, he is targeted and manipulated by the Joker into seeing himself as the messiah-like vigilante of Azrael who is destined to defeat and usurp the Batman. In the modern day, Ludovic Valley is known to have … The Order intended to Jean-Paul to be the next Azrael, a man… The episode was directed by Larysa Kondracki with a script written by Jim Barnes and Ken Woodruff. General Information Lane was once part of an initiative to create "the ultimate crime fighter," however it turned him into a criminal. Eventually, he encountered and was stopped by … As Bruce Wayne is entering Arkham City, Azrael can be seen watching him on a roof top nearby, he vanishes when you get closer to him. Valley was given a job as a security manager at Wayne Enterprises, where he also debuted as part of the selected group of vigilantes. Michael Lane was a GCPD officer, gone missing. History Talk (0) Comments Share. While the warrior proves his abilities time and time again, Batman and Alfred later learn that his purpose is far more insidious as the secret organization he works for, the Order of St. Dumas, seeks to seize complete control over Gotham and institute Azrael as its new protector. When Arkham City was announced, the Order knew that the events within the prison would spark a prophecy long foretold in their secret society of Gotham eventually burning, preparing for such a day, and sent Azrael to meet Batman and begin to gain his trust. Michael Washington Lane Khary Payton. Batman: Arkham City (Batman #672) It is later revealed that Cash knows Azrael from back when he was a rookie. TeleportationEnhanced Strength, Stamina, and Speed via the Suit of Sorrowspolice and military trained tactician Moon Knight VS Azrael (DC Comics) Moon Knight VS Azreal (DC Comics) Tewn Lonk Cosmo6252 Simbiothero Venage237 Ceoxal Arceusdon Sharknado14 1/8 Add photo Season 10, Episode 4 Vital statistics Air date 27th June 2016 Written by Big The Cat 10 Directed by Big The Cat 10 Episode guide Previous Next ??? He reveals he was sent by the Order of St. Dumas to deliver the prophecy to Batman, claiming he is Gotham's only hope. Once captured by Batman, Lane confessed his sins to a priest of the Order of Purity. He was part of the iniative to create "the ultimate crimefighter" however, this turned Azrael ultimately into a murderer no better than those his fighting against and is even willing to kill Batman to "replace" him as a "better hero". Azrael is an antagonist in Batman: Shadow War. First Appearance: Batman, intrigued by the proposition in light of his current circumstances, puts Azrael through a series of tests to determine if he would be a worthy successor. Azrael acts as the deranged agent of the Order, often serving as an ally and enemy to Batman due to his violence, diluted moral-system, and homicidal tendencies. ?? Lane was once part of an initiative to create "the ultimate crime fighter," however it turned him into a criminal. Azrael Batman is a variation of Azrael who only appears in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Following his return to the mantle of Batman, Bruce Wayne returned the uniform to Jean-Paul to aid in his mental recovery after the psychological breakdown Valley suffered while serving as Bruce Wayne's replacement Batman. Born Michael Lane, Azrael was once a police officer based in Gotham City. Per Batman's questioning, Azrael continues to wax cryptic messaging in telling him that a great catastrophe will soon befall Gotham and it will cost the Dark Knight dearly in the process. He stabs Batman with the Sword of Sin and shows him the two possible futures, one where Azrael is Gotham's savior and one where he is the anti-Christ. The markers detailed a message, which altered Lane's behavior and motivations subtly, from Azrael's masters to learn everything he can about the Dark Knight in order to effectively kill him when the prophecy came to fruition, making Lane little more than a puppet to the secret society. However, with the emergence of Batman, the Order knew that the hero would need to be neutralized, especially since they believed his moral code of never killing would spell disaster for the city. In this Elseworld story, Jean-Paul Valley is a deranged military-veteran who works as a church janitor in Gotham. 1 Origins 2 The Three Ghosts of Batman 3 The Order of St. Dumas 4 Knightfall 5 Other Events 6 One Year Later Michael Lane was born on October 22, 1962. While the inmates break down the doors, Azrael comes to their rescue, making himself known to the Medical team first. Since his childhood, Jean-Paul was psychologically conditioned by his father and the Order to become his father's successor. Bane in anger nearly kills Cash but Azrael jumps to his rescue and defeats Bane by cutting off his venom tank Azrael then calls Cash 'rookie', a nickname his partner Michael Lane used to call him. Cash's partner, thinking he is the killer, tells Azrael to step back when Azrael did not comply, he was shot. Michael Lane, also known as Azrael, was a policeman turned into a mentally unstable criminal after a failed experiment to make him the "ultimate crime fighter". Batman: The Azrael Series is an animated superhero series based on the DC Characters and developed by Cool Orchid Productions and DC Comics 1 Synopsis 2 Voice Cast 3 Episodes 3.1 Season 1 Jean-Paul Valley Jr. was once trained by become the next Batman by Bruce Wayne until his death alongside all of Batman's classic rogues. After the incident it was revealed that Azrael was not the killer and that the real killer had been found dead from a stab wound. His first appearance in the Batman series was in March 2009, in Azrael: Death's Dark Knight no.1. This lead to Batman having to escalate his physical rehabilitation with Lady Shiva to fight Azrael, eventually defeating the mad zealot and evicting him from the role of Batman. The organization has dedicated its life to protecting the city for over five centuries, since its formation from a splintered group of the Knights Templar during the Crusades, abducting warriors to be trained as their protectors and slaughter all who are viewed as evil, and hoarding knowledge away by capturing great world thinkers. Head to the roof marked on the map to confront Azrael, who wishes to become Batman 's successor. The guards try to fight Bane off but are unable to stop him. The program was meant to breed a suitable warrior to replace Batman, but the experiments caused Lane to suffer a psychotic breakdown and begin to target Batman, who eventually neutralized the former officer. Azrael Batman does not have a major role in the story but is though to have aided the Justice League in their mission to prevent Brainiac from using the lantern rings to shrink planets into miniature size. His father was named Mitchell Lane and his mother was named Barbara Lane. Born Michael Lane, Azrael was once a police officer based in Gotham City. Once captured by Batman, Lane confessed his sins to a priest of the Order of Purity. The second one is Michael Washington Lane, in Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #1 (May 2009). He, and all his successors since then were driven insane by it. For most of his life, Valley has been brainwashed by "The Sacred Order of St. Dumas", an insidious religious order, who use a strong mental conditioning method referred to as The System. Cash and his partner were investigating a lead to the killings in the order of St Dumas and when they arrived, they had found Azrael, armed with a sword surrounded by scared children. Add a photo to this gallery. Created by: He watches Batman and can be found around the city leaving the Dark Knight cryptic clues. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Azrael was one of the many angels created by God and Goddess. Naming the resulting child Jean-Paul V… In an attempt to create the perfect successor for Ra's al Ghul, El Penitente spliced genetic traits from animals, world-class athletes and scholars, and Ra’s al Ghul into the fetal clone of the original Jean-Paul Valley, the commander of Ra’s al Ghul's honor guard at the time. At the church, Azrael reveals that he has been sent to observe Batman, believing he is a warrior foretold by an ancient prophecy. Batman Wiki is a FANDOM Comics Community. Add a photo to this gallery. Once captured by Batman, Lane confessed his sins to a priest of the Order of Purity. He also appears as a DLC in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Azrael returns to Gotham nine months after Arkham City's closure and the Joker's death and cremation, in the wake of Scarecrow and the Arkham Knight's attack on Gotham City, informing Batman that these events are what the prophecy was referring to. Only through this method would Lane become close enough to kill Batman and take his place as Gotham's protector. https://batman.fandom.com/wiki/Azrael_(Arkhamverse)?oldid=226413. Depending on which choice he makes, Azrael would either live up to batman's legacy and become a crimefighter or be imprisoned with the same criminals he sought to bring to justice. If Lane refuses to kill Batman however, he will overcome his masters' control, destroys the sword himself, accepts Batman's hand of friendship, and leaves to neutralize the Order of St. Dumas once and for all, closing the book on the mysteries of Azrael and the Order. In fanon media created by 900bv, he appears in the video game Batman VS. 1 Batman VS 1.1 Finishing Moves (Killing) 1.2 Other Skins 2 Appearances 2.1 Comics 2.2 Films 2.3 Video Games In Batman VS, Azrael fights on the side of good. In the sidequest involving Michael, he is labelled as "The Mysterious Watcher". Azrael is a legacy of religious crusaders and vigilantes passed down since medieval times. Azrael é um personagem bastante participativo do jogo Batman: Arkham Knight, e provavelmente o substituto do Batman depois que Bruce Wayne forja sua própria morte com o protocolo knightfall. In the end, the prophecy turned out to be correct, further reinforcing the supernatural properties the organization seems to possess, as the events within Arkham City, namely Joker's death, enabled Scarecrow to consolidate the criminal underworld into one, massive campaign on Gotham. Batman encounters Azrael (birth name is Michael Lane) many times throughout the game, where he gives cryptic statements before disappearing and leaving an ambiguous symbol. Saint Batman's reign would be challenged by a resistence made up of Lady Shiva and Bane's son Tourne who wished to avenge his father's death at the mad zealot's hands. Azrael acts as the deranged agent of the Order, often serving as an ally and enemy to Batman due to his violence, diluted moral-system, and homicidal tendencies. Batman (Azrael) Edit. Azrael is an ally of Batman who is on the portable version of LEGO Batman: The Videogame and LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes. Eventually, Azrael would come to meet Batman who he idolized and wished to act as the successor to, frequently allying himself with the Batman Family in Gotham. Azrael then leaves with Vicki Vale saying how Cash has some interesting friendships. It is the forty-first episode of the series overall and is part of the "Wrath of the Villains" storyline. Cash's partner then resigns from the police. That was explained in-game as a by-product of his years of watching the Dark Knight. Cash's partner then told Cash to get the kids out of the building. Born Michael Lane, Azrael was once a police officer based in Gotham City. Add a photo to this gallery. Batman will test his abilities with simulated AR Challenges with a catch - … It is later revealed that the reason Joker targeted him is that Jean-Paul is the true descendant of Edmond Wayne while Batman is descended from a man named Bakkar who killed Edmond Wayne then stole his identity and wealth. If Lane attempts to kill Batman, the hero will defeat him, destroy his sword, and lock him up in the GCPD. Later on, after Batman has saved Cash and the medical team from Riddler, a large amount of inmates attack the church looking for revenge against Quincy Sharp. Portrayed by: " Wrath of the Villains: Azrael " is the nineteenth episode of the second season of Gotham. Azrael, aka Jean-Paul Valley Jr. (1st Variant) and Michael Lane (2nd Variant), is an ally of Batman. The inmates then call on Bane who they convince that there is Titan in the building. Lane would then don the Suit of Sorrows and the Sword of Sin, sacred artifacts created during the Crusades, becoming known as Azrael, the title given to every individual chosen to don the suit and battle injustice for the Order. Sometime after Lucifer rebelled, she meant to come visit him, even in Hell, but became too busy dealing with souls, as the angel of death.Prior to the events of the series, Azrael met Ella when she had gotten into a car accident when she was 8 and … As a result, he becomes the next Batman to avenge Bruce's death. They are agents of the Order of St. Dumas, an extremist Christian cult that brainwashes soldiers into trained assassins. The Suit of Sorrows will defeat Lane if he does not keep his soul pure. Lane was inducted into the Order and underwent several operations, the most pivotal of which was his brain being implanted with a device that influenced his actions subconsciously via markers, derived from the Order's sacred language (similar to the marks that comprised the messages Lane left around Arkham City for Batman), being placed throughout his memories. Jean-Paul Valley was created in a test tube, created with genetic engineering in which they infused human DNA with that of an animal's in order to create a warrior more human than human. While Batman was busy inspecting Azrael's memories, Azrael had infiltrated the clock tower. However, when Batman learns all of this at Oracle's clock tower, Lane follows him and makes the ultimate choice to believe Batman or give into the Order's manipulation and kill the hero. Azrael means "death" in Jewish Tradition and is the name of the Archangel of Death in Abrahamic Faith. Add a photo to this gallery. Affiliations: Add a photo to this gallery. Batman Arkham City Side Mission Watcher in the Wings - Azrael, Batman follows Azrael's quest and listens to his prophecy. He also appears as (either) the deuteragonist or main antagonist of the Most Wanted mission Heir to the Cowl in Batman: Arkham Knight. It aired on May 2, 2016. https://batman.fandom.com/wiki/Azrael?oldid=220382. Azrael Jean Paul 4. Batman Wiki is a FANDOM Comics Community. Azrael was an American comic book ongoing series, published by DC Comics based on the character Azrael.The name, inspired by the Judaic Angel of Death, is primarily associated with two characters: Jean-Paul Valley and Michael Lane. Azrael Azrael is playable in the Nintendo DS version of the game. He later resurfaces as the Order of St. Dumas' minion, Azrael. Like her siblings, Azrael serves God. The two freed Bruce Wayne from Azrael and Tourne murdered Jean-Paul only for the two to be killed by Bruce who had been driven insane from 30 years of captivity in Jean-Paul's batcave. Relative to similar concepts of such beings, Azrael holds a rather benevolent role as … Valley was primarily featured between 1992 and 2003, while Lane was the star of a comics series which ran from 2009 to 2011. For countless years, the mantle of Azrael was passed across generations. In Batman: Arkham Knight, Azrael was briefly playable in Story Mode during the Most Wanted Mission: \"Heir to the Cowl\". However, the end results were not what the order had envisioned as Batman himself indeed "burned", but only as a figure of terror in the eyes of criminals after his identity was revealed, as Bruce Wayne lived on and reestablished himself to continue protecting Gotham as a much more terrifying and unseen figure. Jean-Paul continued fighting crime, but it was obvious that the violent nature from "the syste… To this end, the Order recruited an army veteran and dismissed Gotham police officer, Michael Lane, who suffered a severe breakdown in the wake of his wife, son, and two siblings' deaths, as well as unstable experiments he underwent for a special military program. When he was a young man, his father died and sent him off to Europe to directly train under the Order. Bruce quickly sent Robin to train Azrael as a new vigilante and to control "The System". This could suggest that Azrael is fully aware that Bruce Wayne is Batman and if you zoom in on him he will disappear in a cloud of smoke. Azrael is a name given to the champions of the amoral Catholic extremist guild, the Order of St. Dumas. All of Azrael's Lego pieces can be unlocked for creating him in the character creation in the console versions of LEGO Batman: The Video Game, while he is an unlockable character in the DS version. Batman & Robin (1997) Bruce quickly began to train Azrael as a replacement Batman, to protect Gotham City in the event that an emergency should prevent him from doing it himself. He tells how Gotham City will burn, and that Batman is the "warrior" who will save Gotham, but will fall in the process. At the Batcomputer in Gotham's Clock Tower, Batman found a microprocessor surgically implanted in Azrael's brain, that was attached to … However, if you switch over to Batman, he will be on the same building but in a different position. Michael Washington Lane was an ex-cop who gained enhanced strength and reflexes after being experimented on by evil scientist, Doctor Hurt. If the player tries to approach Azrael as Catwoman, he will disappear in a cloud of smoke and not return. With enhanced strength and agility from both his previous experiments and the suit, the new Azrael was then sent to watch Batman for years, learning his fighting style, secret identity, and his moral code in order to replicate every move and gadget within the hero's arsenal to successfully replace him. He appears as the deuteragonist of the side mission Watcher in the Wings in Batman: Arkham City. He was then recruited to "fight evil as their crusader Azrael" while wearing the Suit of Sorrows and using the Sword of Sin. This Azrael goes on to break into Arkham Asylum and massacre the patient populace, seeing them as sinners. Batman Forever (1995) He is Chase Meridian's older cousin. ? After defeating and capturing Bane, Azrael and the rest of the staff fight off the remaining inmates who flee in terror. Originally, he was intended to be part of a program for Police Officers in Gotham City to create replacement heroes for Batman should anything ever happen to him. Azrael then arrives to their rescue taking out some inmates then confronting Bane himself who throws Azrael aside, Cash then jumps to Azrael’s defense and even scratches Bane in the face. When you walk in as Bruce Wayne to Arkham City, you can see Azrael on top of the building watching you. Abilities: Meanwhile the inmates finally break through the first door only to find the second door to be protected by a blast door. This treatment drove Michael insane, and lead him to joining the Order of Purity, another splinter group which also called their champions Azrael. After the October/November update, Azrael was also playable in the Challenge maps.In both Combat and Predator Mode, Azrael played almost exactly like Batman. Azrael (/ ˈ æ z r i ə l /; Biblical Hebrew: עֲזַרְאֵל , ʿÁzarʾēl; Arabic: عزرائيل , ʿAzrāʾīl orʿIzrāʾīl; Punjabi: ਅਜਰਾਈਲਿ, Ajrā-īl) is the Angel of Death in Islam and some Jewish traditions, and is referenced in Sikhism.. Throughout the game, his bio is labeled "Unknown", but once every one of his challenges is complete, his bio is completely unlocked, revealing this incarnation is indeed Michael Lane. These Azraels wore mystical armour called the Suit of Sorrows, and wielded the Sword of Sin and the Sword of Salvation. The first Azrael in Batman comics was Jean-Paul Valley, a bottle-baby who was genetically engineered with animal DNA by his father, the previous Azrael. This version of Azrael appears to be an amalgam of the previous two versions; despite being named as the Michael Lane version of Azrael, his origin story is that of Jean-Paul Valley, with his armor also being a mixture between the two Azraels.