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I'm not him -- I'm a lot more -- and a lot worse.
~ Batman (Jean-Paul Valley) - Batman #500 (October, 1993)

I wonder-- did Bruce Wayne ever feel like that? Like his hatred for injustice, his rage against oppression, were going to burst out of him in an explosion he couldn't ever hope to control? Probably not.
~ Batman (Jean-Paul Valley) - Batman: Shadow of the Bat #20 (September, 1993)

Your quarrel wasn't with me! I'm not your puny Batman! I'm the punishing angel! Azrael-- Harbinger of death!
~ Batman (Jean-Paul Valley) - Batman: Shadow of the Bat #19 (October, 1993)

Don't ever forget it. They're people. Treat them with respect--with dignity--or you'll answer to me!
~ Jean-Paul Valley - Showcase '94 #10 (September, 1994)

I'll tell you something I never admit, even to myself... I'm confused. I don't know exactly who I am, or where my place might be. But I am sure of one thing... I am nothing like you.
~ Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) to Bane - Azrael #40 (April, 1998)

Let me tell you why you want to go away. There's someone inside me who wants nothing more--nothing in the world more--than to tear you apart and spit on the pieces.
~ Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) - Azrael: Agent of the Bat #54 (July, 1999)

We fought once tonight. You lost. If we fight again, you'll lose again. This time, you might not get up. If you raise your weapon, I'll break your arm before you can trigger it.
~ Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) to the Huntress - Azrael: Agent of the Bat #64 (May, 2000)

My name is Azrael, and I am probably the closest thing you'll ever see to an avenging angel. At least in this life.
~ Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) - Azrael: Agent of the Bat #78 (July, 2001)

'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.' Gotham City is finally ready for true justice...
~ Azrael (Michael Lane) - Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #3 (May, 2009)

It's a long story... actually, it's not. A secret religious order asked me to serve as God's sword of justice. They gave me a Brownstone. They gave me an ancient suit of armor and two swords -- one to make the guilty face their sins, the other to make them long for salvation.
~ Azrael (Michael Lane) - Azrael Vol. 2 #4 (November, 2009)

My armor has changed. I feel the power of the ages... the power of God! I never learned these moves. It's the suit. The armor. It carries the imprint of every warrior who has worn it. I have already died. Nothing can touch me. I am invincible. They fall before me like a harvest.
~ Azrael (Michael Lane) - Azrael Vol. 2 #17 (February, 2011)

I protected this city. I judged the wicked and I removed them like a cancer. Evil must be purged. I can't go on judging each soul on its own merits. I have a whole world to put right. I will judge this city! I am God's vengeance... his Angel of Death. I am AZRAEL.
~ Azrael (Michael Lane) - Azrael Vol. 2 #18 (March, 2011)

Dark days are here Batman, the prophecy has come true. From the ashes of Arkham City the fires are raging and Gotham is burning. I can see that same fire in your eyes. Before this night is through that fire will consume you. Gotham will need a new savior, a new guardian, a new Batman.
~ Azrael to Batman - Batman: Arkham Knight (June, 2015)

You have no secrets from me because you have no secrets from God! I am his righteous blade, the last to die, his Angel of Death... I am Azrael!
~ Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) - Batman & Robin Eternal #9 (December, 2015)

Azrael is mantle worn by various individuals throughout history from DC Comics.

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The Sacred Order of St. Dumas is a rogue faction of the Knights Templar founded by St. Dumas whose authority was enforced by his warrior of vengeance Azrael. For countless years, the mantle of Azrael was passed across generations. Among its current holders are the Order's sleeper agent Jean-Paul Valley, and an ex-cop named Michael Lane.

Death Battle Fanon Info

Jean-Paul Valley

  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliations:
    • Pre-New 52: formerly the Order of St. Dumas, Batman Family, Justice League Task Force, Black Lantern Corps
    • New 52 & Rebirth: Batman Family, Outsiders; formerly the Order of St. Dumas, Gotham Knights, the Colony
  • Occupation: Vigilante, student; formerly security manager at Wayne Enterprises
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • Studied Computer Programming
  • Fellow computer wiz Oracle has a crush on him


  • Genetic Enhancements:
    • Enhanced Strength
    • Enhanced Durability
    • Enhanced Stamina
    • Enhanced Senses
    • Accelerated Healing
    • Enhanced Speed:
      • Enhanced Reflexes


  • Master Strategist and Tactician
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced)
  • Adept Acrobat
  • Skilled Swordsman
  • Adept Mechanic
  • Adept Detective
  • Multilingual
  • Intimidation
  • Swordsmanship
  • Swimming
  • Artistry
  • Medicine

The System

  • A mental program installed into Jean during his creation
  • Provides Azrael with all the knowledge and skills that are needed
  • The system can warn Azrael of incoming threats and if someone is telling the truth or not
  • Allows Azrael to react accordingly and sometimes is capable of controlling his every action
  • Isolates all pain allowing Azrael to fight at his fullest
  • Gives Azrael immunity to Scarecrow's Fear Toxin

Azrael Armor 

  • It is lined with Kevlar providing resistance from bullets and flames
  • Mask houses night vision
  • Houses a communication system
  • Insulated from the cold
  • Insulated gloves protect him from electric shocks
  • Provides protect from high strength acid for a full minute

Other Equipment

  • Battle Gauntlets:
    • Projectile Blades
    • Flaming Sword
    • Flamethrower
  • Azbat Armor (formerly)


  • Tossed a 400-pound desk like it was nothing
  • In a pit of alligators, Azrael opted to escape instead of waste his strength
  • Survived being shot in the face
  • Stalemated Deathstroke in a swordfight
  • Can lift a huge tree
  • Has the potential to be a better fighter than Batman himself
  • Can bench press 600 pounds one-handed and even tossed the weight with ease
  • Had a truckload of toxic sludge dumped on him and crawls away
  • Blocked bullets at point blank range
  • Briefly took the mantle of Batman
  • Once was offered to be the leader of the League of Assassins by Ra's al Ghul
  • Survived an explosion of at least a hundred pounds of semtex point blank
  • Defeated Batman and Nightwing
  • Threw a manhole cover like a frisbee
  • Outsmarted another Azrael
  • Defeated Bane after being in a shipwreck, two days without food, and overcoming a venom addiction


  • Suffers from a split personality disorder purposefully implanted by the Order of St. Dumas
    • His two personas are his mild-mannered self and the other is his more violent and ruthless "Azrael" persona
    • At first, he only had access to his abilities via the System, once he put on the Azrael costume
    • According to Batman, this flaw is limiting his full fighting potential
  • Can suffer from constant hallucinations
  • Lacks experience and finesse
  • Lost against Killer Croc during his first outing as Batman
  • Lost against Batman who was forced to retake his mantle
  • Still only human

Michael Lane

  • Full Name: Michael Washington Lane
  • Other Aliases: Bat-Devil, Ermine
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliations: Angels of Death, Batman Inc., Order of Purity; formerly U.S. Marine Corps, GCPD, Three Ghosts of Batman, the Black Glove, La Saligia
  • Occupation: Vigilante; formerly police officer
  • A Devout Christian 
  • Part of a secret GCPD Program to replace Batman


  • Peak Human Conditioning
  • Skilled Hand-to-Hand Combatant
  • Adept Acrobat
  • Skilled Swordsman
  • Martial Arts
  • Law

Suit of Sorrows

  • Created during the Holy Crusades by the Order of Purity
  • Was given to the knight Geoffrey de Cantonna
  • Grants the user increased strength, durability, stamina, and agility
  • It carries the skills of every warrior that has worn it in the past including Batman

Sword of Sin

  • A mystical artifact created by the Order of Purity along with the Suit of Sorrows
  • Michael's most frequent weapon of choice
  • The blade can be ignited through the wielder's mind if they are considered worthy
  • It can conjure up the past sins a victim has ever committed

Sword of Salvation

  • The sister sword of the Sword of Sin also created by the Order of Purity
  • It can conjure the truth of a matter in both the mind of the target and the wielder
  • Can bring up the past tragedies in its victims and causing them to seek redemption
  • Used in conjunction with the Sword of Sin it can bring up the sins & guilt and the reasons behind them in the mind of the target and the wielder



  • The gauntlets used by Jean-Paul Valley during his time as the Batman are now used by the sixth Manhunter, Kate Spencer.
  • Valley once fought the Punisher, but lost.
  • Although Valley once stated that he and his father shared the same name, other sources indicated that his father's name was actually just "Ludovic Valley."