Maria’s father, and general terrifying entity beyond human comprehension. Sure, some angels look like winged humans, but a lot of them look like what Lovecraft would have created if he was allergic to poultry instead of seafood. Azrael appears with four heads, four thousand wings and a body made entirely of eyes and tongues, one for each living person. He is massive to the point where it is impossible to comprehend him as a whole. He probably has a more human form (he did supposedly sleep with Maya, after all), but Maria has never seen it. He is distant at best, strict, and quite callous, for from his vantage he cannot comprehend the significance of death to mortals. Nonetheless, he seems to care for his daughter, has shown her something that amounts to compassion, has trained her, and aided her on occasion. Perhaps he loves her but keeps his distance because he fears attracting attention to her (again, Heaven frowns on niliphim), or perhaps he just has more pressing concerns than his child. He is death, after all.