Deep into ‘Lucifer’ season 5? Dive into the DC comic based on the show
Lucifer season 5B is in the books, and fans are eagerly awaiting to see what happens in season 6 of the series. With a new interpretation of Lucifer on the horizon with Gwendoline Christie portraying the character in the upcoming adaptation of The Sandman, it’s not that surprising that we have the Devil on the brain. After all, it was The Sandman that brought us Lucifer.
Actually, there is a great difference between the Lucifer Morningstar of the comics and the Lucifer brought to us by Tom Ellis. Really, outside of some character names, the television series is vastly different from the comics. Whether or not you like those changes is up to you, but if you’re a fan of the comics going into the series, best treat them as their own separate things.
How does the television series differ from the comics? What are some of the biggest changes between the two? Here are just a couple of the major differences between Lucifer from DC and Lucifer from Netflix.
No Chloe Decker
The main difference between Lucifer from DC and Lucifer from Netflix is that there isn’t a big love interest for the character. In many ways, comic Lucifer is a much more selfish character. He does what he wants, damn anyone else. The arc for TV Lucifer is that he learns how to become selfless for other people. Neither are necessarily bad, comic Lucifer’s selfishness is just him choosing himself over others.
There just isn’t a major catalyst for DC Lucifer, who does love in as much as a sociopath can experience the emotion. He wants to live his life on his terms, but doesn’t really care for others too much outside of himself. TV Lucifer, however, learns to care for others and is changed by loving someone wholly.
He is blonde
John Constantine was made in the image of Sting. Lucifer, back when Neil Gaiman dreamed him up, he was made in the image of David Bowie, right down to the blond hair. RIP David Bowie – we would have loved to have seen you play the Devil if you ever gotten a chance. But, yes, this is the biggest obvious difference between the two characters at first glance.
TV Lucifer even makes a joke about the iconic DC look that he sports back in season 1 that everyone always expects him to be blonde. So take it that The Sandman exists in the Lucifer television series or whatever have you, but, yeah, comic Lucifer? Blonde. Though the suit wearing did carry over to the television series.
Comic Lucifer? Much more powerful
In the comics, Lucifer is one of the most powerful beings in existence. He’s rivaled only by his twin brother Michael, and surpassed by the Presence, who created them. Lucifer can literally bend reality to his will, manipulate things into existence or snuff them out. Due to his prideful nature, he doesn’t often use these powers. Lucifer often prefers to use his guile & wit instead.
But, well, don’t underestimate him. Because he is the will of the Demiurge who, with Michael, is capable of stunning acts of creation. So, yeah, TV Lucifer can only do angel things and draw desires out of people. It makes sense because you don’t want your character to be too OP. Otherwise, you have to figure out how to write that power out or explain why it can’t be used.
Lucifer & Michael have a great relationship in comics
We’re going to be honest here. TV Michael got done dirty in comparison to his comic counterpart. Michael, in the comics, is one of the few beings that Lucifer actually does care about and maybe even loves. They’re incredibly close brothers, and Lucifer has actually agreed to help Michael in times of need. TV Lucifer & Michael? They haaaaaate each other.
In fact, the adversarial relationship of Michael & Lucifer in television is closer to the relationship that comic Lucifer has with the comic counterpart of Amenadiel.