|Species|| Angel (Formerly)|
|Age||Unknown (fabricated as 18 in Japan)|
|Affiliation|| Demon Army|
|Occupation|| Demon General|
Leader of the archangels (former)
|Relatives|| Ignora (Mother) |
|Anime Debut||Episode 4|
|Novel Debut||Volume 1|
|Manga Debut||Volume 2|
|Seiyū|| Hiro Shimono (Japanese)|
Aaron Dismuke (English)
Hanzō Urushihara (漆原 半蔵 Urushihara Hanzō)/ Lucifer (ルシフェル Rushiferu?) is a fallen angel and one of the Demon King's generals. After his defeat at the hands of Hero Emilia, he was secretly rescued by Olba Meyer, who promised to return Lucifer to heaven if they became allies in defeating the Demon Lord. After being defeated by the Demon Lord, he moved in with Sadao Maou and Ashiya.
AppearanceIn human form, Urushihara appears as a short, skinny boy in his late teens. He has fair skin and floppy, dark purple hair that is longer than average, with a long fringe and several strands that reach just past his shoulders. His eyes are violet. He is usually seen wearing a casual, white, short sleeved top with light purple sleeves along with black trousers that are rolled up at the bottom, along with a pair of blue and white converses.
When he regains his powers, Urushihara gains a pair of black, feathery wings. After repeated consumption of Suzuno's Celestial Force imbued cooking, Lucifer's wings momentarily regains their white color.
Lucifer is shown to have a cunning, sneaky personality, like in the anime-exclusive episode 6, where he uses Maou, Ashiya, Chiho and Emi to fetch his forgotten game console from an abandoned classroom under the pretext of finding a way to regain their powers. This also hints at his childishness, preferring to surf the internet and play games rather than help Ashiya with the housework. Due to his attitude, everyone tends to treat him lightly and pay no mind to many of his protests at being excluded from things, such as not having a seat at the table when there are many guests over. He has also self-proclaimed himself as socially awkward when he fell victim of a scam, and has a short temper causing him to yell at others. He is, to an extent, lazy, not even looking away from his computer to eat and yet expecting good meals from Ashiya and Sadao at the same time.
However, it seems he has hidden feelings beneath his seemingly irresponsible and carefree attitude. He shows his serious side from time to time, as seen when he sells his hard drive in order to help pay the debt (which inadvertently results in a greater debt), or when he helps Maou and the gang in multiple occasions. Also, he's good with technology and loves playing video games. To his irritation, Lucifer is usually referred to as a hikikomori even when among company.
Known as the "original sin" and the son of Ignora, Lucifer was born after the destruction of the angels' home-world, making him part of the second generation of his kind. Once an honored and revered archangel, he was tasked with the responsibility of leading the archangels. Lucifer eventually abandoned his job, feeling it was too boring in heaven for him to remain. Losing his former status and gaining black wings signifying his corruption, his powers became demonic, reclassifying him a fallen angel. Lucifer traveled to the Demon Realm where he would remain for several years. During his time among the warring demonic tribes, the fallen angel gained a certain amount of power and influence over his new compatriots, though was still not considered a "pure" demon due to his celestial origins. He would later join the young Satan Jacob in the latter's plot to unite the demon realm under his flag, the rising monarch proclaiming that Lucifer should feel free to kill him if he ever felt displeased with his leadership.
During the Demon Army's attempt to conquer Ente Isla, Lucifer served as one of the Four Demon Generals. Knowing that he was once an angel and possessed knowledge of heaven's ways, Satan tasked Lucifer with conquering the Western Continent of Ente Isla, believing his experience would help in dealing with the Church. Upon reaching the countryside of the west, Lucifer set fire to the fields and burned entire villages to the ground, revealing in the chaos and destruction wrought by the rampaging demons as they attempted to purge the land of humankind. In spite of his initial success, the fallen angel met his match when the humans struck back under the leadership of the Emilia Justina, the Church Knight who wielded a Sacred Sword forged from Holy Metal. Though his speed proved superior to her own, Lucifer was cast down by the Hero and thought to be dead for some time, news of his reported demise reaching the ears of Satan himself. In spite of this, the Demon King refused to believe that Lucifer could have been killed by a mere human, an assumption that would be proven correct. After his master's defeat at the hands of the Hero, Lucifer eventually encountered the rogue Archbishop Olba Meyer, a former comrade of Emilia Justina. The devious clergyman then offered Lucifer a chance to return to heaven in exchange for help in locating and eliminating the missing Demon King and Hero. Believing he had few other options due to the Demon Army's defeat, the fallen angel agreed to his proposal.
Powers and Abilities
On Earth, he ends up in similar circumstances as Maou and Ashiya. His powers are limited, and has to feed off the negative emotions of humans in the surroundings to regain his powers. Just like Maou and Alciel, he has his own unique demonic aura, and that color is purple.
Some of his abilities that were shown in the anime are listed below:
- Flight: Lucifer can summon black wings to fly at great speed. They seem to only manifest when he has harnessed enough power from negative emotions.
- Explosions: When Emi landed on a streetlight, one of his black feathers floated down beside her and exploded before Emi could react to it. The limitations of this ability are unknown.
- Energy Projectiles: Just like Alciel, he is able to fire purple colored projectiles that can either pierce or explode upon its contact.
He was able to survive Maou's combat magic despite how powerful it was, as well as the stab through his chest dealt by Emilia's sacred sword in Ente Isla.
Enhanced Magic Power
Lucifer has a large amount of power that usually manifests itself in the form of magic bullets, as shown in his battles with Maou and co. These bullets have been shown to be capable of piercing through sign boards, human bodies, and can also explode on impact.
Lucifer is surprisingly good with electronic devices, and possesses some hacking skills (he revealed to Emi that he hacked a human rights website in Vol. 4). It is unknown how much time he and Olba spent on Earth before they started their mugging spree. In episode 6 of the anime, it is revealed that Lucifer owns a PASTA console (PSVita in the real world).
Despite becoming a fallen angel a long time ago, Lucifer is still able to use holy magic after eating holy food for some time. This is shown in Volume 4 of the light novel where Lucifer produces a pair of angelic white wings, to Maou's and Ashiya's surprise.
- The name Lucifer means Morning Star.
- In the Bible, Lucifer is the name of a Babylonian King who fell from grace.
- Satan and Lucifer are sometimes depicted as the same being, while in other depictions they are separate beings.
- It is mentioned in Volume 3 that before Lucifer became a fallen angel, he was the highest ranking angel in heaven and still wields a degree of power over lower-ranking angels.
- Despite being a demon general, Lucifer is allergic to dust and cats.
- Apart from cat allergies, he also gets motion sickness easily (assuming he is on a long distance vehicle). Flying is apparently not an issue (Vol 5.5).