|“|| Something had been wrong for two years now. And he was frightened as he was to admit it, what worried him was- Well, to begin at the beginning...
He was Gabriel of the Cherubim, he was Djibril of the El-Karrubiyan, Those brought near to Allah...
He soared through the first sunrise and sang his joy to the first born of the world, and every living thing learnt how to smile. He'd walked through Babylon with roses in his hair. He'd given the Sumerians water of life. He'd covered stirring sleepers with his wings beneath the pyramids... It was the Will of the Lord.
He'd bathed in Assyrian Blood, spiked Egyptian infants high on spears, torn eyes and guts and ribs and jaws from bodies of still living men - Sodom and Gomorrah died in an Apocalypse of fire, though why one man should not have another, he didn't know, just did as he was bid - The will of the Lord.
He'd committed rape behind a carpenter's in Nazareth, and a cycle of agony began that ended on a hill above Jerusalem...
The Will of the Lord.
|~ Hellblazer #64|
Gabriel Hornblower is DC Comics' interpretation of the Biblical Archangel of the same name. Being one of the three Demiurgic Archangels, he is among the oldest beings created by The Presence.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Unknown | 1-A | At least High 1-B, possibly 1-A | 1-A
Name: Gabriel Hornblower
Origin: DC Comics (Vertigo)
Age: Irrelevant. Predates Creation itself
Classification: Archangel, Fallen Angel, Demon
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1, 3 and 10), Regeneration (High-Godly), Flight, Reality Warping, Matter Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Spatial Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Teleportation, Large Size (Type 11), Beyond-Dimensional Existence (Type 2), Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1), Law Manipulation, Void Manipulation
Attack Potency: Unknown (Weaker than a Lucifer without his Lightbringer Powers and who was gravely hurt, though capable of easily slaughtering hordes of Demons) | Likely Outerverse level (Fought against Michael Demiurgos and the entire army of Heaven alongside Mazikeen) | At least High Hyperverse level, possibly Outerverse level (One of the three Demiurgic Archangels involved in Creation. Though while stated to be comparable to Michael and Lucifer, he is portrayed as far weaker, and only ever hurt Lucifer when wielding a spear given to him by The Presence) | Outerverse level (Either killed or gravely hurt The Presence)
Speed: Immeasurable (Flew from Earth to The Silver City in Heaven in seconds) | Irrelevant | At least Immeasurable, possibly Irrelevant | Irrelevant
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable | Irrelevant | At least Immeasurable, possibly Irrelevant | Irrelevant
Striking Strength: Unknown | Outerversal | At least High Hyperversal, possibly Outerversal | Outerversal
Durability: Unknown (Survived a heavy beating from the Archangel Metatron) | Outerversal | At least High Hyperverse level, possibly Outerverse level (Could fight Lucifer) | Outerverse level
Stamina: Extremely High | Extremely High | Likely Infinite | Likely Infinite
Range: Unknown | Unknown | At least High Hyperversal, likely Outerversal | Outerversal
Standard Equipment: Sword of Azazel
Intelligence: Immensely High. One of the three Demiurgic Archangels, older than the entire DC Multiverse
Weaknesses: Should he lose his Wings, his power will greatly diminish. Should his heart get ripped from his body, it can easily be crushed and killed him.
Key: Fallen Angel | Corrupted Angel | Demiurgic Archangel | With the Sword of Azazel