Personal Info:
Real Name: Azazel
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Isla des Demonas, Caribbean Sea
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men Vol.1 428
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Leader of the Neyaphem
Base Of Operations: Isla des Demonas, Caribbean Sea
Grudges: X-Men and Nightcrawler
Creators: Chuck Austen and Philip Tan
Azazel has studied swordsmanship to such a degree that he has become a near unparalleled master with bladed weapons.
Teleportation: Azazel is able to psionically transport himself, his clothing, and additional mass across inter-dimensional distances.
Paralysis: Azazel has the ability to generate bolts of paralyzing energy.
Metamorphosis: Azazel can disguise his true appearance.
Energy Blasts: Azazel can produce bolts of energy, these bolts have even been able to disintegrate.
Mind Control: Azazel has the ability to manipulate minds giving him influence over others.
Immortal: Azazel's aging process is greatly retarded and he can regenerate injured or missing cells from even near-fatal injuries.
Azazel claims to be the devil that is referred to by many religious texts. Stating that he comes from Biblical times, Azazel is part of a race of mutants who are collectively known as the Neyaphem. They originally lived on La Isla des Demonas, an island located in the Caribbean. The Neyaphem believed the Earth was theirs to own and that humans were to be ruled over and used as slaves. However, another group of mutants known as the Cheyarafim were against this and eventually defeated and imprisoned the Neyaphem, including Azazel, in an alternate dimension. Ironically, this dimension, which smelled heavily of brimstone, was the one accessed by Azazel when using his teleportation powers.
Over the centuries, Azazel learned more about this dimension and his powers to manipulate its energies. Although this gave him the ability to view the Earth, he realized that he would be never be able to teleport back to Earth without help from the other side.
At some point in the recent past, the sorceress Margali Szardos accidentally created a portal to Azazel's dimension, allowing him to pass through to Earth. Due to his appearance, Maragali believed that Azazel was a demon, a mistake which he used this to his advantage. In exchange for teaching her magic, Azazel was able to visit Earth on multiple occasions. With the ability to visit Earth for short periods at a time, Azazel devised a plan to allow himself and the Neyaphem to return properly and conquer the Earth. On each visit to Earth, he intended to impregnate as many women as possible to spawn a generation of mutants with powers like his own, linked to the "brimstone" dimension. Nightcrawler is one of his children.