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Real name Azazel
Alias Red Nightcrawler, Death
Age ~
Species Demon Mutant
Production details
First appearance "X-Men #3"



Azazel was one of the first demons created. He terrorized the people of Ancient England, using his mutant abilities. He was eventually exiled from Hell by Lucifer.

Modern Day[]

When Sebastian Shaw formed the Hellfire Club, Azazel joined and became the team's main asset. He took and delivered messages for Shaw.


Azazel met a young woman named Raven Darkholme. He seduced her and they had an affair, which resulted in a mutant child, a child that Azazel never met.

X-Men Attacks[]

When the X-Men and the Hellfire Club battled Azazel fought both his former lover and his son at the same time. When Shaw was killed, the rest of the Hellfire Club was arrested. However, Azazel escaped capture.


He came into conflict with the mutant Apocalypse, who he battled. Azazel was defeated and transformed into Apocalypse's first horseman. He was put in a coffin until Apocalypse had the other three horseman, where they stayed until he needed them for assistance. His powers were enhanced and he could now teleport all acorss the world with no limit. He could teleport other things without having to touch them. His hands were also melded to his swords.