Zaphikel is a high-ranked angel (Chief of the Thrones) and leader of a rebellion group called Anima Mundi, which plans to overthrow Sevothtarte. He fell in love with Anael and promised to quit his job, which was killing "White Rabbits" (the children of angels [Angels do not have a complete set of DNA so their children are born pale and have red eyes]) after he learns that Anael is going to have his child. When Sevothtarte found out about their relations, he had Zaphikel kill Anael. Later, he was sentenced to kill himself, an ordeal which was to leave a deep scar around his neck. He is blinded by Adam Kadmon when the Seraphita appeared to save him. His assistant is Raziel. Initially, Zaphikel had no idea that Raziel was his son. He is sentenced to have his wings cut off when he is revealed as the leader of the Anima Mundi. Upon Raziel's breaking into his cell to rescue him, he has already degenerated to a ghoul. Just before his death, Adam Kadamon restores his sight and he sees his dead love in his child's face. He then passes his post of leadership to Raziel, who then raised his gun to kill a beserking Zaphikel. article here.