|Angel Sanctuary Character|
|Family:||Rosiel (twin brother)|
Adam Kadmon (parent)
|Friends:||Lucifer (love interest) |
Alexiel, who fought against Heaven, never became a demon. She formed an alliance with the race of Evils - part demons who lived in Jahannam, the top layer of Hell, before she was caught, judged, and branded as a fallen angel. The reasons that were behind her rebellion were that she dreamed of creating a better paradise, one that wasn't ruled by God, who didn't allow angels to love each other in a sexual way, or have children of their own outside the laboratories where he experiments on creating the perfect creatures.
Alexiel is a beautiful female angel with flowing brown hair, piercing eyes. She is sometimes depicted as brown or blue and 3 wings that are halved from Adam Kadamon's. Alexiel's body can't heal the fallen mark on her chest, left by a brand which was heated in holy flame, and the calluses on her hands from constantly wielding a sword forged of the fifth element. She once claimed her desire to be born as a warrior man to Kurai, which ironically was fulfilled in her current reincarnation as Setsuna Mudo when she finally woke up as the Messiah. Her incarnations are gender random and always share her facial features.
Alexiel was created to adore God, and is shown to be full of love and compassion always loving Rosiel (Alexial's twin brother), forgiving Uriel, and looking at the demons as equals. Lucifer described her as a cold woman, but actually she is full of compassion and burning emotions. Alexiel made a deal with God: he would preserve her twin brother Rosiel's life, as long as she never showed her love for her brother.
Faced with her brother's despair, Alexiel shut out all her emotions in order to cope with her end of the bargain. While being Setsuna Mudo, the most obvious trait shared is the bloodlust when involved in fights.
When Setsuna, her current mortal reincarnation, is dead, the soul returns to her original body, and there appears to be no abrupt personality change, she has gradual access to her memories but does not know what to do with it. When Setsuna's body falls on the Lethe River and she has full access to the recollection of past events, she seems to act more easily, revealing important information to other characters.
Although born from Adam Kadmon to love God, Alexiel has never been free, as she and her twin brother Rosiel have been God's pawns since their births. God created them from the body parts of Adam as part of his own experiment and successfully split Adam's powers between the twins equally. Out of fear that the twins would ever rise up against him collectively, God used Alexiel's love for her brother to drive a wedge between the siblings. Alexiel loved Rosiel so much she agreed to use parts of her body to help grow a healthlier body for him so he would not have to live in agony anymore, however, God forbad her from ever declaring or showing her love for Rosiel or else he would kill Rosiel. From then on, she was confined in Briah, the Garden of Eden, and forced to eat the fruit of the Tree of Life. This act damned her because the tree is grown from part of Adam Kadmon's body, so she is technically eating the flesh of her parent. It is also in the Garden of Eden where Alexiel and Lucifer first meet.
After God had revealed his fate to Lucifer, that he would be the purest form of evil in the world to make God himself appear greater, Lucifer wanted to take revenge by corrupting and killing God's "beloved" daughter. After speaking with her, he changes his mind and promises to break her out of Eden, which he later does. This, however, leads to the erasing of his memories and imprisonment of his soul into the sword Nanatsusaya, which Alexiel later finds and fights with.
When Alexiel seals Rosiel away, she is imprisoned and tried by the High Council for her actions. After lying that the one she loved most was God, Uriel sentences her body to be imprisoned in the angel crystal while her soul is endlessly reincarnated into a human; each of her lives are to be miserable and end in a painful death.
Of the former reincarnations of Alexiel, it's known she was once reborn in the feudal era of Japan, Alexiel was reincarnated as a young prostitute who had fallen in love with a samurai. She decided to run away with him since her keepers would never allow her to marry him. Soon later, her keepers found out and killed the samurai. Lucifer's spirit came into the dying body and used that body to grant the last wish the samurai had: which was to kill the prostitute mercifully before her keepers get to her. Before fulfilling the samurai's wish, he made love to the prostitute.
Setsuna Mudo is the current reincarnation of Alexiel, and has awakened as the savior, so he has access to all of Alexiel's powers. While in the human body, Alexiel has an intuitive knowledge of the past and her destiny, but her human needs prevents from seeing the whole situation completely. When Setsuna is killed by Boyz, the soul returns to the mythological body of Alexiel, the information she needs appears in her mind naturally, but also there's recollection of past lives that pop up without her will and they are not welcomed. Also being born as a man in the current life, she doesn't feel comfortable having a female body, so she wants to go back to her current human form. Alexiel regains her full memories when Setsuna body falls into the river Lethe in Hell, so her mortal consciousness that repressed the memories is freed. Then, she reveals Lucifer's true identity to him moments before her soul return to the resurrected body of Setsuna.
The second time Alexiel return with her full power is at the end when Rosiel has completely regressed into the angel of destruction. Setsuna, while carrying Alexiel's body, approaches Rosiel, who in a fit of insanity, lashes out by destroying Setsuna's body. This causes Alexiel to awaken in her own body, during which she finally confesses that everything she has done since the beginning was because she loved him and wanted to stop God from controlling their lives like puppets. She grants Rosiel's last wish to be killed so he can join Katan in death and absorbs his decaying body into her womb. There, her organic powers will constantly regenerate him forever. Afterward, Alexiel's body continues sleeping, but the angels pray that one day in the future she will open her eyes again. In the end, she caress her former lover Lucifer, calling him "foolish man", before her soul returns to the body of Setsuna. Sestuna returns to Assiah and resumes his life with Sara Mudo, who is actually the human incarnation of the angel Gabriel who protected her, making sacrifices to break the circle of reincarnations in which Alexiel would always reborn as a human and die a painful death without ever knowing who she actually is.