Lucifer: Celestial Beings & Bodies | Meta
It seems there’s some confusion over the true forms of celestial beings in the Lucifer television universe, so I thought a meta was in order. I’ve done a number of re-watches and come to the conclusion that there are two answers, depending on the being:
- Angels and later demons, who had been given physical form: IE: Lucifer, Amenadiel, Maze, and Uriel
- Gods & Goddesses that have never had a physical form: IE: Charlotte Richards and God.
From various clues it seems…
Angels appear on earth in their true physical forms:
1. Lucifer is able to recognize Amenadiel and Uriel at first glance.
There may be some argument that Amenadiel’s powers of slowing down time precede his first appearance, but there is no surprise on Lucifer’s face, more a look of annoyance. Later we see a photo of Amenadiel (looking the same) when he first met Chloe’s mother in the 70s. It would seem they always appear the same because that would be their actual form.
Uriel was standing on a rooftop, and at once glance, Lucifer recognizes him. His little brother wasn’t brandishing wings or doing anything of a show of power at the time.Lucifer’s surprise was in seeing his brother, not in shock of figuring out who he was.
But what about Lucifer and Maze’s true faces, you ask? A glamor to hide the fearful visages they have gained in hell. We see in Monster, episode 2.06, that both Lucifer and Maze have the power to reveal their more threatening visages at will as Maze does with Trixie and Lucifer does with Dr. Linda Martin. To me, Lucifer’s “true” face is both of his faces. The “true” face or the scarred and raw face we seen has been given as the Devil, though the one you see, is his original angelic face. After all, Lucifer has been said in the bible to be one of the most beautiful of angels. What bigger punishment that to take that away?
On the same note, Charlotte & God recognize their children right away. Mum knows Lucifer and calls out to him when she finally finds out where he’s living in Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer, episode 2.01. She already knows it’s Amenadiel when she comes out from her shower in Liar, Liar Slutty Dress on Fire, episode 2.02.
In God Johnson, episode 2.16, God recognizes Lucifer as Samael without him telling the so-called-ed God who he was or revealing himself completely.
Lucifer has serious scars where his wings had been severed (Lady Parts, episode 1.04) Why would any angel go through all the trouble to manipulate a skeletal structure to incorporate their wings at all? If Lucifer hadn’t wanted his wings, he could have just not had them show up on a different human form. Amendiel also still has his wings as they start to wither in Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer, episode 2.01. Again, why go through that truama if you don’t have to have them in a human body?]
In Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer, episode 2.01, Lucifer implored Detective Chloe Decker to test his blood from the crime scene where he’d been shot and lay dying. Amenadiel remarks that there can’t be proof that divinity exists. Why would human blood prove the divine exists?
Gods & Goddesses that have never had a physical form
1. Lucifer & Amenadiel have to hunt for their Mother, not knowing what she’ll look like.
In Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer, episode 2.01, both Lucifer and Amenadiel have a list of dead people that seem to have come back to life, that they are following to try and figure out who their mother has taken up shop in.
The next episode Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire, episode 2.02, we actually see Mom absconding with various bodies until she finds the recently deceased Charlotte Richards. In episodes 2.17 & 2.18, The Good the Bad and the Crispy, Charlotte is a pure and powerful gold, energy, she may have had another form in the Silver City.
2. Lucifer’s Father appearing through Earl Johnson.
In God Johnson, episode 2.16, it seems that the piece that instills life allowed God to use a human being as a mouth piece. While Lucifer may not believe it was really his Father he was talking to, that remains to be seen.