|“||I'm tired. Every time I get somewhere in life, every time... Something is taken away from me.||”|
— Azrael Michaelis Winter
Michaelis Spades was initially a patient recording logs of his dreams to a man by the name of Dr. Kestler. He grew up in a foster home, but it is unknown as to whether or not he has parents. While growing up without any friends, Michaelis did meet and develop a love interest in a boy named Mark.
At some point in his early life, Michaelis became attached to a being known as Xerex Storn, who intended to use his body as a vessel.
On the day his timeline underwent its apocalypse, Michaelis allegedly had a confrontation with his brother, Alex Winter (who was apparently threatening to kill their sister, Elizabeth). What happened next is uncertain; however, it is known that he and Alex shot one another, and that at the moment the bullet hit his chest, their timeline died. Michaelis found himself floating in the void outside his broken timeline, where he encountered both Ellpagg and Xerex. Xerex attempted to seize control of Michaelis's body; however, Michaelis's data was able to fight back and overcome the being.
After Michaelis and Xerex converged, Ellpagg, his mentor, took him back to before the start of existence. Here, Michaelis was sequestered in a lighthouse-like tower, where he was left to witness history of the Arkn unfolding (while undergoing training and occasionally missions for Ellpagg). Eventually, he emerged from his tower and began interacting with other beings.
Azrael is first revealed taking the place of Michael and shooting the Carver, causing it to be pushed back into the Infernous. Following this, his next appearance was right after Michael's second relapse, in which he promptly returned later to rescue Michael from the Infernous.
After Michael is taken by the Carver as a vessel, Azrael takes the camera and proceeds to attempt to continue what Michael was doing. After failing to hunt down Crow and getting stabbed, he ends up in the Infernous, where he meets Tourguide Michael, a variant of Michael with a rabbit mask, and a Michael seemingly glued to the toilet. Afterwards, he encounters the Carver, who proceeds to beat the living shit out of Azrael in order to deliver the message that he is coming back, and nobody will be able to stop him. Afterwards, Azrael is let out and attempts to get Raziel and Uriel's help with the situation but finds they are busy.
Later, Azrael learns from Raphael that Tobias has been killed and is in the Infernous so he makes a deal to let Xerex out if he can go in and save Toby. After going in, Azrael encounters Ambriel and pulls her out, but loses the rest of his power when pulling Tobias out because of this. Here, Azrael is tormented personally by the Carver, and is broken mentally, to the point of killing Michael Knight. Following this, after ranting and raving for a bit, Azrael decides to put down Michael's camera and go rescue the Michaels he encountered in the Infernous, starting with the Tourguide. He is last scene summoning a set of armor created from fragments of Ellpagg's clothing and walking away.
When we meet Azrael again in Solar's Crimson, he is still trapped in the Infernous, seeming unable to leave due to the guilt he feels over killing Michael.
When armored, Azrael appears with a black vest, black dress pants, and a white dress shirt. The vest is buttoned, but the white shirt seems to be lazily put on, with the collar never in place. In addition to this, Azrael's right arm seems to always be either damaged, bandaged, or covered up. Aside from the arm-wear, Azrael wears the combination of a Lurker's mask and a cowboy hat for currently unknown reasons when going into battle.
When casually dressed, he sports the navy and gray hoody-vest given to him by Mark, a white tee-shirt, and black pants or gray sweatpants. Sometimes, he combines the two looks, wearing the dress pants and waistcoat with the tee-shirt.
|“||I think we both know damn well that I'm a fallen Hethe, right? I mean you're not stupid, right? I mean you're about to be, because normally smart people have brains, which you kinda.. Don't anymore.||”|
|“||As shit goes, heres my introduction. I'm you from a more successful timeline. My name is Azrael, and I happen to be the ArknAngel of Redemption and Salvation. I'm not Edgar, I'm not a fallen Hethe, I'm just the you you should have been. But I'm not holding grudges, I'm getting you out of here. You can thank me later||”|
— Azrael meeting Michael Knight.
|“||As far as introductions go, I guess this is a introduction.. My Arkn name is Azrael, the ArknAngel of Salvation and Redemption, but, y'know, we're human here, right? My human name is Michaelis.. So there's that. Hello world, I am Michaelis Winter, and I am going to be using this camera now.||”|
— Azrael to the audience.