Match Season 5B is in the books and fans are eagerly awaiting Season 6 of the series. With a new interpretation of Lucifer on the horizon, with Gwendoline Christie playing the character in the upcoming adaptation of the sandman, it is not so surprising that we have the devil in the brain. It was after all the sandman that brought us Match.
Actually, there is a big difference between the Lucifer Morningstar from the comics and the Lucifer that Tom Ellis brought us. Really, apart from some character names, the television series is vastly different from the comics. Whether you like those changes or not 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 few of the key differences between DC’s Lucifer and Netflix’s Lucifer.
No Chloe Decker
The main difference between DC’s Lucifer and Netflix’s Lucifer is that there is no great love for the character. In many ways, comic Lucifer is a much more selfish character. He does what he wants, damn someone else. The arc for TV Lucifer is that he learns to become selfless for other people. Both aren’t necessarily bad, comedian Lucifer’s selfishness is simply that he prefers himself over others.
There just isn’t a great catalyst for DC Lucifer, who has as much love as a sociopath can experience the emotion. He wants to live his life on his terms, but doesn’t really care much about others outside of himself. However, TV Lucifer learns to care for others and changes by loving someone completely.
John Constantine was made in the image of Sting. Lucifer, when Neil Gaiman dreamed him, he was made in the image of David Bowie, down to the blond hair. RIP David Bowie – we’d love to see you play the devil if you ever got the chance. But then again, at first glance, this is the biggest obvious difference between the two characters.
TV Lucifer even jokes about the iconic DC look he sports in Season 1, which everyone always expects to be blonde. So take it the sandman exists in the Match television series or whatever, but hey, comic Lucifer? Blond. Although wearing the suit did carry over to the television series.
Comic Lucifer? Much more powerful
In the comics, Lucifer is one of the most powerful creatures in existence. He is matched only by his twin brother Michael, and surpassed by the Presence that made them. Lucifer can literally bend reality, manipulate things into existence or extinguish them. Because of his proud nature, he does not often use these powers. Lucifer often prefers to use his trickery instead.
Well, don’t underestimate him. Because he is the will of the Demiurge who, along with Michael, is capable of astonishing acts of creation. So yes, TV Lucifer can only do angelic things and draw desires out of people. It makes sense because you don’t want your character to be too OP. Otherwise, you’ll have to figure out how to write that flow or explain why it can’t be used.
Lucifer and Michael have a great relationship in comics
We’re going to be honest here. TV Michael got dirty compared to his comedic counterpart. Michael, in the comics, is one of the few creatures that Lucifer really cares about and maybe even loves. They are incredibly close brothers and Lucifer has agreed to help Michael in times of need. TV Lucifer & Michael? They hate each other.
In fact, Michael & Lucifer’s adversarial relationship on television is closer to the relationship that the comic Lucifer has with Amenadiel’s comic counterpart.
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