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Characters within the Dark Angels, both on the tabletop and the novel series by Gavin Thorpe.

Dark Angels

Lion El'Jonson

One of the twenty Primarchs created by the Emperor of Mankind for the Great Crusade, Lion and his brothers were scatted to the stars by the Chaos Gods to prevent the coming of the Imperium. Landing on Caliban, Lion lived in the wilderness for a few years before being discovered by Luther, a Knight of the Order. Taking him to their fortress-monastery, Luther named him "Lion El'Jonson", which meant "the Lion, the Son of the Forest". Rapidly assimilating human culture and a great deal of knowledge, Lion was soon the greatest Knight within the Order, and proposed the launching of a Crusade to purge the great beasts of Caliban. Becoming Supreme Grand Master of the Order, Lion lead the other Knightly orders in slaying the great beasts. Soon after, the Emperor arrived on Caliban. Lion pledged himself to the Imperium and was given command of the I Legion of the Adeptus Astartes, which he renamed the Dark Angels.

During the Great Crusade, the Dark Angels quickly became one of the largest of the Legions, along with the Ultramarines and the Luna Wolves. Jonson later met Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, when he slew an enemy commander. Feeling denied of glory, Russ attacked Jonson, until he saw the pointlessness of the struggle and began laughing. Feeling insulted, Jonson punched Russ. Despite this rocky meeting, the two would become good friends. When the Horus Heresy began, Jonson went on a crusade to hunt down the Night Lords, but eventually joined the Ultramarines and the Space Wolves to relieve the Siege of the Terra. Arriving too late, Jonson later returned to Caliban to find that the Caliban garrison had rebelled. Heading to the surface, Jonson challenged his foster father Luther and fought a great duel and was injured. Taken by the Watchers in the Dark, he is on life support within the Rock, where he will reemerge when a new Great Crusade begins.


The Supreme Grand Master of the Dark Angels, and leader of the Inner Circle


The current Master of the Deathwing (First Captain of the Dark Angels) and former Captain of the Third Company.


The Master of the Ravenwing (Captain of the Second Company) Sammael is the leader of the Chapter's fast attack specialists.


The Grand Master of Librarians (Chief Librarian).


The senior most Interrogator-Chaplain.


The Grand Master of Chaplains (head of the Chaplaincy). He received his post neither for his age or skill at interrogation (Asmodai is his senior in both) but his ability to inspire others.


An Interrogator-Chaplain attached to the Third Company, and the protagonist of Angels of Darkness.


An Apothecary in the Third Company, and part of Boreas's squad. His task is to test potential Aspirants from Piscina V for recruitment into the Dark Angels. And protect the gene-seed hidden in the Basilica on Piscina IV.

  • Badass Grandpa: 617 years old by the time of Angels of Darkness.
  • Boom! Headshot!: Delivered by Boreas, no less.
  • The Medic
  • Mercy Kill: Has to deliver the Emperor's Peace a few times in The Purging of Kalidus.
  • The Messiah: Shows great compassion for the common people of the Imperium. Which makes his willingness to condemn Piscina IV to the annihilus all the more disconcerting.


A Techmarine within the Third Company, and member of the squad in Angels of Darkness. His role is to keep the equipment functioning. And keep watch over the annihilus.


A Sergeant in the Tenth Company. He is charged with training and evaluating the aspirants from Piscina V.


A battle-brother serving at the Basilica.


A battle-brother serving at the Basilica.


A Dark Angels Librarian who assists Boreas in interrogating Astelan.

Fallen Angels


The mentor and best friend of Lion El'Jonson, a Knight of the Order who was later made a semi-Astartes and Master of Caliban. Was the leader of the Fallen Angels and was captured by the Dark Angels after the destruction of Caliban.


The former Lord Cypher of the Order and a Space Marine. Generally regarded as the most infamous of the Fallen Angels.

  • Big Bad: Of Angels of Darkness.
  • The Corrupter: The Horus Heresy books imply that Cypher was the one responsible for corrupting Luther to Chaos.
  • Dual-Wielding: A Bolt pistol and Plasma pistol.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Theories on his goals are debated. It's theorized that he's trying to make his way to Terra to present the broker Lion Sword to the Emperor, so that it may be repaired and he may gain his forgiveness, or he plans to kill the Emperor.
  • Evil Chancellor: To Luther.
  • Mysterious Past: No one knows anything about him. Fallen Angels implies that he was a survivor of the Knights of Lupus who had already been tainted by Chaos.


A former Chapter Commander in the Dark Angels Legion, who is the deurtagonist of Angels of Darkness.

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