Michael (Apocalypse World)

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Name Michael
Actor Christian Keyes
Dates Before humanity
Location Apocalypse World
Occupation Archangel
Episode(s) 13.02 The Rising Son
13.07 War of the Worlds
13.14 Good Intentions


With the Apocalypse having gone forward, Michael emerged as victor, having killed Lucifer at some point in the past over Abilene, Kansas. Having conquered the Earth, Michael has not brought paradise to the world, but continued to fight various battles and wars against humans and demons, ravaging the planet and turning it into a post-Apocalyptic wasteland.


Possessing an unknown man, Michael typically appears in a dark trench coat.

Powers and abilities



13.02 The Rising Son

After Lucifer kills a squad of angels, Michael arrives, crashing to the earth like a comet. Exiting the crater, he's surprised to find Lucifer, whom Michael has killed in this world. As the two exchange words, Michael insinuates he wants to fight, and is quickly sucker punched by Lucifer. Michael is able to overpower Lucifer, taking his arm and twisting it back until it is about to break off. When Lucifer asks if Michael is going to kill him, Michael tells him he may have use for him.

Michael torturing Lucifer.

13.07 War of the Worlds

While torturing Lucifer in a dilapidated church, Michael hitches a ride on Lucifer's temporal lobe, allowing Michael to gain a glimpse of Lucifer's world. Calling it a paradise, he tells Lucifer he plans to take up residence there, and lend his guiding hand. While Lucifer mocks him, Michael reveals that he knows what Lucifer fears most -- being locked up -- telling him when he is done, he will leave Lucifer locked up in agony forever. When Lucifer insults him, Michael simply drives a metal spike into Lucifer and walks away as Lucifer screams.

Giving Lucifer a respite from his torture, Michael has his angels take him down. Michael calls him pathetic, that he thought himself a god once and is now just a shell. Lucifer corrects Michael -- he never thought himself God or a god, but he is everything that humans think he is and more. In return he calls Michael the king of a dead rock. Michael retorts that he won't be so for long, because he plans on trading up, revealing that alternate universes are nothing new, and that he and his angels have been looking into the possibilities. He brings in his prophet, Kevin Tran, who says he has assembled all the elements needed to open a rift except the key ingredient, archangel grace. Unwilling to donate his, Michael pulls out his blade and slices Lucifer's throat to siphon off most of his grace, handing it to Kevin to begin the spell.

Michael returns to the church when Kevin is ready. While the spell works and opens a new rift, in the ensuing shockwave, Lucifer is able to break free and make his escape through the portal, which closes up behind him. Incensed, Michael orders Kevin to "fix" it.

13.14 Good Intentions

Unimpressed with Zachariah's lack of progress, Michael questions if the "half-breed" is necessary. Zachariah assures Michael that Jack is the key to open a portal large enough to march an army through. But when Zachariah's methods of mental manipulation prove fruitless, Michael decides to take matters into his own hands and knocks Jack and Zachariah away and drags the unconscious Jack to Mary's cell.

After finding that Jack and Mary have escaped, Michael orders Zachariah to find them and to kill Mary, slowly, in front of Jack. He warns Zachariah not to fail him again before sending him off.

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