- "You're right. God is all-powerful. But His creations are anything but. Trust me, the Celestial City is assuredly most vulnerable."
Zadkiel is a celestial being known as an Angel, they hail from the extra-dimensional realm of Heaven. Zadkiel was part of the order of Archangels, which is the highest order of Angels.
Zadkiel joined Lucifer in his rebellion against heaven. Before the war ended Zadkiel betrayed Lucifer and his allies and aided in banishing him to Hell. As punishment for his siding with Lucifer and the rebels, Zadkiel and his Black Legion was not allowed into the higher heavens and was placed command of heaven's black ops team.
He was appointed the job of dealing with demon incursions on Earth and keeping mankind in check. Zadkiel main tool against evil was the Spirits of Vengeance. He kept their connection and origin a secret from them, making them believe they were created by Mephisto.
He grew tired and launched his own rebellion against Heaven. He began recruiting humans Earth to serve him on the mortal plane and when they died his their souls will be part of his growing army. Before the rebellion he answers Roxanne Simpson prayer and bonded the Spirit of Vengeance to Johnny Blaze once again. This stopped him from going to Hell.
When Lucifer escaped Hell and travelled to Earth, two angels Emmael and Vraniel working with Zadkiel betrayed him and eventually revealed his involvement in the Ghost Rider's creation. Ghost Rider then decided to get vengeance on him, due to the pain he had brought to the world.
He sought the power of the Ghost Riders to break through Heaven's wall. He tricked Daniel Ketch into believing the Ghost Rider powers were driving him insane and sent him on the mission to relieve them of their curse.
Ketch took the powers of Blaze, Molek, Bai Gu Jing, Baron Skullfire, and Marinette Bwa Chech. When giving the powers to Zadkiel, Ketch was cast out of heaven and he realises he was tricked by his master.
Zadkiel then accumulated powers to open the gates of Heaven. He finally claimed heaven's throne and his powers slowly grew. He then looked for the Anti-Christ to kill, so the prophesies wouldn't come true. This plan was thwarted by a legion of Ghost Riders who stormed the gates of Heaven and defeated him, saving the Anti-Christ.
After Zadkiel was reminded by Johnny Blaze that, no matter what throne he seemingly claimed or what power he was able to siphon temporarily from the Spirits of Vengeance, he was still not the one true God. The true God eventually returned and banished Zadkiel to Hell where a delightful Lucifer welcomed him with all kinds of torment.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Zadkiel is an Angel so possesses vast supernatural power, which is apparently inherent within him.
Superhuman Strength: Zadkiel possesses a degree of superhuman strength. He is capable of using his magical powers to augment his strength, but to an unknown degree.
Superhuman Speed: Zadkiel is capable of running and moving at speeds greater than even the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Stamina: The various mystical energies flowing through Zadkiel's body augments her musculature so that it generates virtually no fatigue toxins during physical activity. As a result, Malachipossesses almost limitless superhuman stamina.
Superhuman Durability: The tissues of Zadkiel's body, while similar in appearance to a human's, are considerably tougher and more resistant to injury than the tissues of a human being. Zadkiel's body is virtually invulnerable to conventional injury. He is capable of withstanding great impact forces, high caliber bullets, exposure to temperature and pressure extremes, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining injury.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his superhuman durability, it is possible to injure Zadkiel. However, his unique physiology and mystical energies enable him to rapidly recover from almost any form of injury. He is capable of regenerating almost any damaged or destroyed tissue, even missing limbs.
Immortality: As an Angel, Zadkiel is functionally immortal. He is immune to the effects of aging and is immune to all known Earthly diseases and infections. Zadkiel is also beyond the need of food, water, or oxygen. If killed, she will merely reform in Heaven.
Magical Manipulation: Zadkiel can use this magical energy for various effects only a few which have been shown. Known abilities include the ability to project heavenly blasts, shapeshift. He is also able to summon celestial armor and weaponry at will.
Ensnare Astral Bodies:Zadkiel also possesses certain powers enabling her to capture and detain the astral bodies (sheaths of the soul) of recently deceased human beings.Winged Flight: Zadkiel as Angel posses two large bird like wings that protrude from his back. These wings allow her to fly at incredible speed, and defy the laws of gravity. It has been shown that angels can fly with their wings on show, so they maybe symbolic.
AbilitiesZadkiel is a skilled swordsman, able to to single-handedly slaughter an entire group of Asura's the "assassins of heaven" with his ebony blade.
Strength levelZadkiel is extremely strong
An Angel powers can be decreased by removing their wings. This will make them mortal and can be as easily as killed as a human. In that state they are humna and their souls will be judged as such, and if they have sinned they will go to Hell rather then Heaven
Heavenly ebony blade
- 9 Appearances of Zadkiel (Earth-616)
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