War in Heaven
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"Lucifer's angelic coup",[1] "rebellion against God",[1][1] "rebellion against Heaven",[2] "the war against Heaven",[3] "revolt in Heaven",[4] Fall,[5] Heaven's Only War[6]
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The War in Heaven is the biblical war that occurred in Heaven, where God cast down rebellious Angels into Hell, where they became demons.


It is unclear when the war occurred. Few dated events can help determine the period when it set:

Casus belli

The Angels were charged with protecting mankind from the evils of the universe. However, some of the angels were jealous of the humans.[citation needed] Lucifer the Morningstar, son of dawn and bringer of light, the most powerful Angel, led a rebellion against God, starting a war in Heaven.[1]

War in Heaven

Among the Angels mentioned to have joined Lucifer's rebellion as his chief lieutenants were fourteen angels,[10][1][2] including Asmodeus,[11] Lilith,[11][12] Samael,[12] Pazuzu,[10][3][2] Xaphan,[3][10] Micah,[13][3] Beelzeboul,[10][1] and Olivier.[10][1]

Zadkiel and his Black Host legions sided with Lucifer as well.[14]

Although only Lucifer, Micah and Olivier's claims are corroborated by non-fallen Angels,[1] Pazuzu, Lilith and Xaphan's claims are considered confirmed as well.[3] Other Demons' claims aren't formally confirmed but appear to be true.

Lucifer was ultimately defeated[10] after being sold out by Zadkiel whom he saw as a friend.[15]


Angels expelled from Heaven

Lucifer and his followers

Lucifer and his fourteen lieutenant angels were cast down into Hell,[1] as well as Pazuzu's cohorts.[2]

A third of the Angels were expelled from Heaven.[4] According to some sources, there were about 130 million Fallen Angels.

Unconfirmed sources listing as Fallen Angels (all believed to have followed Lucifer against their leader in the war against Heaven)[16] whose fate is unrevealed the following:

The fallen angels, or "Fallen",[6] became known as Demons.[4] These two factions have been at war[4] for over one million years.[citation needed]

Zadkiel and his followers

Zadkiel and his subordinates of the Black Host, including Malakim brothers Emmael and Vraniel, because of their previous alliance with Lucifer, were no longer allowed to serve in the choir, but were instead to serve into a kind of "black ops" squad.[15] They were also cast down to a portion of Heaven where they couldn't hear God and he couldn't hear them.[18]


Taus-Melek would later be pardoned by God.[1]

In modern days, Vraniel and Emmael would try to redeem themselves, in vain.[19]

Kazann and Malachi's alliance


The War


The Covenant


Heaven's on Fire

Vraniel and Emmael would later (in modern days) try to redeem themselves,[19] while Zadkiel and other Malakim would besiege Heaven to conquer it.[21]

Alternate Realities


Belathauzer was among the many demons to join the Morningstar's rebellion against God and was consequently cast out of Heaven, while Gabriel remained faithful (at the time).[22]

That event seemingly occurred after man creation.[22]


  • Malachi is sometimes erroneously listed among the lieutenants of Lucifer cast down to Hell after the War in Heaven.[10]


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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Angels' entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Pazuzu's entry
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Demons' entry
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Spirits of Vengeance #2
  5. Ghost Rider Vol 5 #6
  6. 6.0 6.1 Punisher Vol 4 #1
  7. 7.0 7.1 Scarlet Spider Vol 2 #9
  8. Scarlet Spider Vol 2 #7
  9. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8; N'Garai's entry
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Lucifer's entry
  11. 11.0 11.1 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Asmodeus' entry
  12. 12.0 12.1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #18; Lilith's entry
  13. 13.0 13.1 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Kazann's entry
  14. Fear Itself: Fellowship of Fear #1; Heaven's on Fire's entry
  15. 15.0 15.1 Ghost Rider Vol 6 #18
  16. Although some on the list were part of the Grigori, who were exiled later
  17. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10; Olivier Stoker's entry
  18. Ghost Rider Vol 6 #14
  19. 19.0 19.1 Ghost Rider Vol 6 #14-18
  20. Spirits of Vengeance #4
  21. Ghost Rider Vol 6 #21
  22. 22.0 22.1 Dead of Night Featuring Devil-Slayer #3

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