This extra character belongs to Grace King (tumblr) and has no blog.
I am aware "Jofiel" appeared in the show now differently, but I'm attached to this guy
and it wasn't an important enough of a character to make me change this so screw it!
|Place of Death||
Pre-Viking Scandinavia (during the mid Archaic Period)
Warrior of God (formerly)
Jophiel was the second youngest and first to die of the eight archangels, older than only Remiel. He is also the father of the nephilim, Ledan. To his distaste, he was named in mythology and lore as the angel of love and beauty. He was loyal to a fault, his alliance to Lucifer getting him eventually killed at the hands of Michael. At some point before 339BC he fell for a human woman named Thyrvï, with whom he had his son, who was thus an 'abomination'.
It's suggested that his loyalty to Lucifer comes from him being practically 'raised' by him, in a similar way to how Michael, in turn, raised Lucifer. So when Lucifer fell, Jophiel, being rather (though he wouldn't admit it) naïve, also fell, feeling that it was his duty to stand up for his big brother. Once on earth, however he did nothing to further Lucifer's cause as he was already long gone. He thus found himself mainly guided by Gabriel who seemed to try his best to keep him out of trouble.
He was eventually killed by his older brother Michael in 337BC, for siding with Lucifer and falling from heaven. Luckily, Michael didn't know of Ledan (due to Jophiel's paranioa surrounding making sure Ledan and his mother remained a secret), or he almost definitely would have at least tried to kill him too, as he's considered an abomination. While Jophiel was naïve enough to believe that Michael wouldn't harm him, he knew that he definitely would harm his son.
While Jophiel actively tried not to be seen this way, he was clearly fitting of his title, as he was truly devoted to Thyrvï and his son. He was clearly fuelled by his ability to love and trust. Remiel, Jophiel's youngest brother, has stated on one occasion that he "believe[s] that his choice to have [Ledan] made him the happiest [he'd] remember[ed] ever seeing him". All of these factors made his position as the "angel of love and beauty" far more fitting than Jophiel cared to admit. Despite this, Jophiel had almost a laughable rejection of his title, claiming himself as somewhat tough and misunderstood, almost "edgy".