Would-be-conqueror; former ruler
Red iris with black sclera
Gray (formerly black)
Azazel can teleport by opening a portal into another dimension, traveling through it, and returning via another portal back to his originating dimension. Unlike his son Nightcrawler, he does not suffer from the limits of needing to see or know where he is going. While in this other dimension, Azazel can manipulate its energies to open small viewing portals to Earth or generate bolts and streams of paralyzing energy, as well as destructive energy which causes a form of disintegration. In addition, Azazel can disguise himself by appearing human. (This is shown in the forth picture posted.) Azazel shares a mental bond with his offspring via which he can control their minds to a limited degree. Azazel also seems to be immortal as he has lived since biblical times. However, Azazel does have a weakness--the blood of "angels" is caustic to him and other Neyaphem.
A mutant from biblical times, Azazel is the ruler of the Neyaphem (a race of demonic looking mutants) and claims that the Earth and everything on it belongs to him. In his time, he enslaved and killed humans in order to impose his rule and dominion. However, another group of mutants, the Cheyarafim (or "angels"), saved humanity from persecution and death by Azazel, banishing him and the other Neyaphem to the Brimstone dimension. (To learn about the Neyaphem, click on their highlighted name above.)
Only able to leave this dimension for short amounts of time, Azazel ended up fathering dozens of children throughout the Earth in order to have an offspring with the power to free him permanently from his prison. Nightcrawler was one of his children as a result of his time spent with a young Mystique. While Mystique had actually fallen in love with Azazel, he seemed only to be interested in impregnating her; however, in truth, Azazel found himself actually loving Mystique, making her the only woman he ever truly loved. Shortly after his "mission" was complete Azazel left Mystique because the Cheyarafim had learned of his current location in Germany; thus, they would attempt to kill Azazel, Mystique, and their unborn child. Knowing that Mystique would be safe (having her resources and being the woman she was), Azazel left her to protect her and their child. Mystique, however, would never know of Azazel's true intentions and hated him for leaving her. (Click on the highlighted names above learn about Nightcrawler and his mother. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits worn by Mystique on her bio page.)
Later, after all of Azazel's children's powers were mature, he began using his mental link with them to bring them all to one place, the place of his banishment. (Some of the more notable children include Nightcrawler, Abyss, and Kiwi Black.) Once they all arrived, Azazel was able to get his children to begin a ritual to open a portal to the Brimstone dimension. However, before they could finish, the X-Men arrived and a fight ensued. Unfortunately, the fight ended with the X-Men being trapped in Azazel's dimension. Soon after though, a coordinated effort from Polaris on Earth and Abyss in the Brimstone dimension, everyone was able to escape the dimension except Azazel. (To learn about the X-Men and/or the highlighted characters above, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the form fitting outfit on Polaris' bio page.)
Currently, Azazel's status is unknown. In addition, it is unknown if the events of "M-Day" had any impact on him. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about M-Day. Note: Beware of revealing and/or form-fitting outfits on M-Day's bio page.)
To learn a tiny bit more about Azazel, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Azazel_%28mutant%29.