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Species Mutant
Gender Male
Date of Death July, 1963
Birth Place USSR (Russia)
Team Hellfire Club (formerly)
Brotherhood of Mutants
Movie X-Men: First Class
X-Men: Days of Future Past (cameo)
Comic X-Men First Class: The High Hand
Status Deceased
Portrayed by Jason Flemyng
Azazel was a mutant who could teleport. He was a member of the Hellfire Club before joining the Brotherhood of Mutants.


X-Men: First ClassEdit

Azazel served Sebastian Shaw in the Hellfire Club. He killed The Man in Black and many other CIA agents with Riptide and Shaw during their assault on the Division X facility. They attempted to recruit the newly-formed X-Men into the Hellfire Club, and was able to bring one of them to their side: Angel Salvadore. His hijacking of a Soviet freighter during the Cuban Missile Crisis nearly led to an all-out nuclear war. After Shaw died, Azazel and the rest of the Hellfire Club joined the Brotherhood of Mutants.

X-Men: Days of Future PastEdit

In July 1963, Azazel and Angel Salvadore were slain by Project WideAwake operatives in a firefight. They were ambushed by them while they were asleep.  Afterwards, their bodies were autopsied and examined by Trask Industries.


  • Teleportation - He is able to psionically transport himself, his clothing, and additional mass across great distances, giving him the appearance of being vaporized into a very brief puff of red smoke or gas, which appears where ever he teleports to or from.
  • Prehensile Tail - Like Nightcrawler's tail, it allows him to grab onto objects with relative ease. His tail is strong enough to not only support his body weight but also lift an adult man completely off the ground. It is deft enough to fight with like a sword or blunt object and its talon or stinger like tip can be used as a stabbing weapon.
  • Superhuman Athleticism - Azazel's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels beyond the human body's natural limits.


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  • In the comics he is the father of Nightcrawler. He had Nightcrawler with Mystique. It is unknown if this will be explored in the films.
  • In the comics, Azazel is a mutant of demonic descent, and was born in Ancient Mesopotamia. In the movie he appears to be a Russian human mutant with demonic traits.
  • When teleporting he leaves a fire-like trail behind, while his alleged son Nightcrawler leaves a smoke-like trail.
  • Though not considered to be canon, the X-Men Origins: Wolverine videogame reveals that it is in fact John Wraith, rather than Azazel, who is Mystique's mate and Nightcrawler's father.
  • Actor Jason Flemying is actually British, despite playing a Russian character.
  • Next to Apocalypse, Azazel is one of the oldest mutants to live in the X-Men universe.

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