Michael is the former leader of the Angels and Seraphs before Gabriel took over. He is one of the God of the Bible's creations, who took his place as leader after he died in the Great War. His current goals are to recreate the lost members of Heaven (mainly the Seraphim) and guide the Church with God's teachings.
Michael has the appearance of a handsome-looking man with long blond hair and green eyes. Like Azazel, he has twelve wings growing from his back, and unlike other Angels whose wings are white, his wings are colored gold, further symbolizing his position as the former leader. He wears a red robe with a gold cross on the front of his white alb. He has golden shoulder plates with a white sash and a golden halo set above his head
In the anime, his eyes are shaped in a perpetually sad manner even when genuinely angered or happy.
As leader of the Angels, Michael in his few appearances has shown to be extremely kind and compassionate. However, he will put the good of the many above the good of the few, as shown when he allowed Asia to be banished in order to preserve the religious faith of the Christian people and not risk the safety of Heaven. Michael is extremely loyal to his creator the God of the Bible. After his death, Michael did everything he could to maintain the religion of Christianity, leading the Angels and guiding the Church. He is even willing to be allied with the Angel's former enemies of Fallen Angels and Devils to ensure the Angels survival as a species.
Despite being an Angel, Michael lacks any of the prejudice and racism that a lot of Angels bear towards Devils and Fallen Angels due to his immense kindness, and is perfectly willing to show kindness to or even befriend them. This is shown in his first interaction with Issei, where he showed courtesy and politeness.
Despite his kindness, Michael can be merciless towards evil people like Rizevim as shown when Michael outright stated to Rizevim he will show no mercy.
One of the first creation and right-hand man of the Biblical God, Michael served as the leader of the Angels and assisted the Biblical God in the Great War against the Devils and Fallen Angels. After God died in the Great War, the Angels were forced to retreat as Michael and the other Seraphs try to activate the Heavens' system and were successful in activating it with Michael as the center as he takes over the place of his Creator as the supervisor of the Heavens' system.
He appears in Volume 4 of the light novels to give Issei the Holy Sword Ascalon, the Dragon Slayer sword that was wielded by St. George. He later agrees to the signing of the treaty between the Three Factions, as all three can no longer afford another Great War along with a bigger threat in the terrorist organization Khaos Brigade. In a magnanimous gesture of kindness, he accepts Issei's request to allow Asia and Xenovia to pray to God without pain, in spite of them being devils and therefore racial enemies to Heaven and Angels.
In Volume 12, Michael initially intended to enter the Realm of the Dead with Azazel and Sirzechs Lucifer to confront Hades, the God of the Realm of the Dead, for breaking the treaty but was stopped by Azazel, stating that it would be bad for the Archangel to be in the Underworld. Michael, however, still sent his Joker, Dulio, to accompany them.
Michael is mentioned in Volume 16, approving of Irina having a relationship with Issei and searching for a method to make it happen without having her fall.
In Volume 18, Touji Shidou, Irina's father, under Michael's order reveals the creation of a special room, that allows an intimate relationship between a Devil and Angel. Later he invites the Gremory team to the Heaven, to discuss the incident of Exorcists being killed one after another.
In Volume 21, at the end of the war against Qlippoth to finish off Trihexa. Michael and some of other mythology leaders and their sevents began to initiate Azazel's plan of trapping 666 inside the Isolation Barrier Field along with themselves.
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In Volume 22, it is revealed that Ajuka is able to communicate with Michael and the other former leaders who are fighting Trihexa in the Barrier Field via a large screen displaying a live broadcast of them within his personal research facility.
In Volume 23, Micheal interrupted Azazel's conversation about youth and teased him for how childish he acted when he invented the Blazer Shining Aura Darkness Blade, which angered Azazel for bringing it up.
Michael reappeared in True Volume 4, where he and Azazel learn from Ajuka about the Vali Team battle against the Evies, and Michael worried about the attack could affect the Human world. As Odin talks about the burden of those outside of the Isolation Barrier Field, Michael explained that the three Evil Gods of Evie Etoulde are far stronger than Ophis and the infinity means nothing to them.
Powers & Abilities
Immense Strength: As the former leader of the Seraphs and Angels, and the only Archangel along with being the only Angel with twelve golden wings, Michael is the strongest Angel and likely wields power equivalent to a Satan-Class Devil.
Immense Light-Based Weapons: Being an Angel, Michael is able to form various weapons and attacks from light. Michael's ability in creating and using weapons of Light is vastly superior to regular Angels, able to quickly create a gigantic spear of light as shown when he attacked Rizevim.
Master Magician: Michael has expert knowledge when it comes to various kind of magic spells common to those of holy and angelic magics and rune symbols. He can create very powerful barriers that protect [Team] DxD from his own light attacks directed at Rizevim.
Holy System Control: Michael's true power, however, comes from the fact that he is now the one in control of the system created by God in the distant past, which is what causes harm to Devils who come into contact with blessed objects, provides miracles, and determines who can be saved. Unfortunately, with Michael in charge, the system is vastly inferior to how it was with God running it.
Flight: Being an Angel, Michael can use his twelve golden wings to fly.
- Michael's suit in the Brave Saints system is the Suit of Spades ♠.
- Michael's name means "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God.