In mythology, he is the angel of death.
In Kevin Smith's movie Dogma, he is a muse, a self proclaimed artist, who refused to fight on either side when there was a war fought between heaven and hell, he chose not to fight on either side, waiting to see which side won, before deciding where he stood, a true fence sitter, anyway when all was said and done, it could be argued that he remained neutral but he was kind of screwed for being such a coward... ln the film he was played by Jason Lee...the same guy from Mallrats who said, say, would you like a chocolate covered pretzel?
anyway: So after the fallen were banished to hell, God turned on those who wouldn't fight, and Azrael was sent down with the demons.
Azrael: Oh no, I've seen way too many Bond movies to know that you never reveal all the details of your plan, no matter how close you may think you are to winning.
Azrael: No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater... than central air.
OR my favourite:
Azrael: But I'm a fuckin' demon.
September 06, 2005