Villain Overview

This isn't about returning to Hell. This is about Heaven. It's about going home.
~ Goddess to Her sons and Her intention to return to Heaven with them.
The last thing I want to do is hurt my children.
~ Goddess to Lucifer before She reluctantly leaves the universe to create Her own.

Goddess, more commonly referred to as Mum and by her human vessel's name Charlotte Richards, is a major antagonist in the TV series Lucifer, serving as the unseen final antagonist of Season 1, the main antagonist of Season 2, a mentioned character in Seasons 3 and 4, and a minor character in Season 5. She is set to return in Season 6.

She is the co-creator of all creation along with Her husband God, and is the mother of all the angels, including Lucifer Morningstar, Amenadiel, Uriel and Michael. After escaping Hell, She intended on reuniting with Her children as well as returning to Heaven to take revenge on God for banishing Her.

She was portrayed by Tricia Helfer, who also played Espheni Queen in Falling Skies, Carla Baxter in Burn Notice, Sarah Kerrigan from Starcraft and Boodikka in Green Lantern: First Flight.

Personality

Goddess was presumed to have once been completely benevolent before being banished to Hell by God. Even after that, She deeply cared about Her family, especially Her children as She was willing to see them again. She claims that the last thing She ever wants to do is hurt Her children. When learning that they have found the final piece of the Flaming Sword, She was genuinely delighted and couldn't hide Her excitement to see them once again. When learning about Uriel's death, She was genuinely saddened and mourned over him. Her love for Her children was stronger than Her grudge towards God, as She willingly accepted Lucifer's plan to leave and create another universe since returning to Heaven would only lead to a war that will get Her family killed.

She is completely fearless and has a strong conviction for who She is and what She deserves. After escaping Hell, She was determined to rebuild a relationship with Her two sons Lucifer and Amenadiel despite their skepticism. She is however somewhat blind to listening to their opinions, unable to accept that Lucifer was more comfortable on Earth than he was in Heaven and Hell, and that Chloe Decker was more to him than his entire family. She was also sexual perverse, as evident when She appeared to enjoy flirting and perverting around humans, and She also claims that is where Lucifer got his desires for sex.

However, despite all these traits, Goddess true nature wasn't without its downsides, as She was also cunning, manipulative, ruthless, hypocritical and unable to take responsibility for Her mistakes. After somewhat regaining both of Her sons' trust, she was driven to convince them to leave Earth and return to Heaven with Her, including using Uriel's death as an excuse to convince Amenadiel that God only thinks of him as a pawn; and using God's role in Chloe Decker's existence as a reason to convince Lucifer into hating his Father even more. She is ruthless when it comes to completing some of Her objectives, as She attempted to kill Chloe Decker to convince Lucifer in leaving Earth, and She tortured Linda Martin to learn what Lucifer was up to. Most of these negative qualities are because of when God banished Her to Hell, and was partially obsessed with returning to Heaven to vengefully destroy Him for what He did.

She also has a serious dislike for humankind, and thought of them as pathetic and sinful, especially referring Chloe as a "little bug". This was proven as She willingly (and without a second thought) led a few humans to find Azrael's blade so they could kill each other, all just to get God's attention. Both She and Lucifer have different opinions of humans, as he sees them as fascinating and begins to genuinely care for their well-being, which repels Goddess with disdain as She cannot work out what he sees in them what She can't. Despite this, as time time went on, Her experiences in Her human vessel have seemingly piqued Her interest in humanity to want to learn more. She even calls Dan Her favorite human, showing that She has developed a somewhat better opinion of humanity than before. Her actions toward Dan suggest She had genuinely liked him. This proves that Her opinions can change.

After a few years of creating her own universe, Goddess is shown to be content with her life and to even enjoy being the creator of her own world. Goddess comments that its not as hard as her husband made it seem, but God simply thinks that she's better at it than he is and doesn't find this fact to be at all surprising. Despite her previous animosity towards God for imprisoning her, when Goddess is actually reunited with God, she is happy to see him which proves to be mutual and they are quickly reconciled. God proves to be eager to retire with his wife in her universe and to enjoy her creation for the first time instead of the other way around. Goddess also takes the chance to say a proper goodbye to Amenadiel and express her pride in him as a parent and to sooth his worries.

Powers and Abilities

After Her arrival on Earth and possessing a human body, She only displayed limited regenerative abilities and a degree of superhuman strength. As time went on, Her powers started to regenerate overtime.

  • Immortality: Goddess has been stated to be eternal.
  • Superhuman Strength: During a brief struggle with a robber, She instinctively pushes him, sending him flying across a parking lot and into the wall, which kills him on impact. She was also able to effortlessly lift Amenadiel into the air.
  • Cosmic Awareness: Being the Mother of Angels and God's former wife, Goddess possesses nearly infinite knowledge. However, She is not aware of events happening outside of her human horizon.
  • Vessel Possession: Goddess has to use a human vessel in order to interact with beings on Earth. She can possess bodies of recently deceased humans and use each vessel until it dies again. In "Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire", She takes possession of a series of recently deceased humans throughout Los Angeles, but each ends up dead until She possesses Charlotte Richards.
  • Healing Factor: Goddess is able to heal Her vessel's body immediately upon entering it, curing it of any injury and disease. However, this power is limited, as She was unable to heal Her vessel anytime after this.
  • Resurrection: As she left Earth, Goddess resurrected the human Charlotte Richards who had been acting as Her vessel.
  • Nigh-Omnipotence: Collectively with God, She created the universe. Originally, She was powerful enough to kill God. Rumors say She caused plagues and floods on Earth. However, Her powers were greatly reduced after She was banished to Hell. According to Her, She is no longer the Goddess of All Creation. However, Her powers started to return to Her while on Earth until Her vessel could no longer contain Her.
  • Nigh-Omniscience: As a deity, Goddess presumably possessed nearly unlimited knowledge. Even after being weakened, She was able to gain a superb understanding of human law enforcement after reading a number of books on the subjects for only a few days. It is presumed that this power returned to Her with the rest of her powers.
  • Portal Creation: After being contacted by Gabriel, She managed to open a portal back from Her universe, although it was stated that She only had enough power to accomplish this feat just once.
  • Corporeal Manifestation: During Her brief return to Her original universe, Goddess was able to manifest in the form of Charlotte Richards despite not using the woman, who was once again dead, as Her vessel.

Appearances

Appearances of Goddess

Season 1

  • "Take Me Back to Hell" (mentioned)

Season 2

  • "Everything's Coming Up Lucifer"
  • "Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire"
  • "Sin-Eater"
  • "Lady Parts"
  • "Weaponizer"
  • "Monster"
  • "Trip to Stabby Town"
  • "Homewrecker"
  • "Quid Pro Ho"
  • "Stewardess Interruptus"
  • "Love Handles"
  • "A Good Day to Die"
  • "Candy Morningstar"
  • "Deceptive Little Parasite"
  • "God Johnson"
  • "Sympathy for the Goddess"
  • "The Good, the Bad and the Crispy"

Season 3

  • "They're Back, Aren't They?" (mentioned)
  • "The One With the Baby Carrot" (mentioned)
  • "Mr. & Mrs. Mazikeen" (name only)
  • "Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards" (mentioned)
  • "Off the Record" (mentioned)
  • "Chloe Does Lucifer" (mentioned)
  • "Til Death Do Us Part" (mentioned)
  • "My Brother's Keeper" (mentioned)
  • "Infernal Guinea Pig" (mentioned)
  • "The Last Heartbreak" (mentioned)
  • "Orange is the New Maze" (mentioned)

Season 4

  • "Somebody's Been Reading Dante's Inferno" (mentioned)
  • "All About Eve" (mentioned)

Season 5

  • "¡Diablo!" (mentioned)
  • "Family Dinner" (mentioned)
  • "Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam" (mentioned)
  • "Resting Devil Face" (mentioned)
  • "A Little Harmless Stalking" (mentioned)
  • "Nothing Lasts Forever"
  • "Is This Really How It's Going to End?!" (mentioned)
  • "A Chance at a Happy Ending" (mentioned)

Trivia

  • Interestingly, Goddess was not necessarily invented for the show. The concept of "God's Wife" has been referenced in The Book of Kings and was known as "Asherah", but is thought to have been edited out of the bible.
  • According to Goddess, Lucifer had apparently inherited his immense hedonistic and impulsive tendencies from Her, a fact that disturbed him.
  • Like Her ex-husband God, it is unknown what Goddess' true form looks like. According to Lucifer and Mazikeen, She is a being of light and has no physical form - in fact most Supreme Beings and their counterparts are said to have forms that will either destroy or permanently madden those that gaze on them (this is why they take "lesser" forms to deal with other beings): thus the Goddess's true form is likely completely incapable of being shown or understood.

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