Throughout his rise through the Dark Angels ranks in the 3rd Company, it was noted that Belial was a perfectionist - chastising himself for even a single missed shot. As a commander, he has never reveled in triumphs but instead castigates himself for even the most minor failure. However it was during the Black Crusade of Furion that Belial was rewarded with the position of Master of the Deathwing after defeating a Chaos Lord of Khorne in single combat.
Battle of Piscina IV
Belial was serving as the Master of the Third Company on Piscina IV when the Orks - led by Warlords Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka and Nazdreg Ug Urdgrub - invaded. Ghazghkull himself led the assault on the power plant of Kadillus Harbour, Piscina IV’s capital city, seeking to use it to power the Orks' tellyportas. Company Master Belial led a counter-attack that sent the Orks reeling, and it seemed that the Space Marines would prevail. But it was then that Ghazghkull himself attacked Belial, and almost killed him. The power plant fell soon afterward.
With the Orks' tellyportas fully operational, massive Ork reinforcements flooded through. The wounded Belial continued to lead the Dark Angels, who were outnumbered several thousands to one, against the Orks. The Battle for Piscina IV raged for another two weeks until the remainder of the Dark Angels Chapter arrived and drove off the Ork horde. Thanks to the actions of Master Belial and his small force, Piscina IV was saved, and Ghazghkull’s ambitions held in check, for a time at least, until he descended upon the Armageddon system. Belial was later promoted to Master of the Deathwing partially due to the bravery he displayed during the Battle.
Belial is named after a Hebrew idiom; "Son of Belial"; meaning to be a worthless man. It later became a name of a specific demon in Christian and Jewish lore, who varied in character and purpose from text to text.
- Codex: Dark Angels (4th Edition), [Needs Citation]
- 2: Games Workshop
- 3: Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition) pg.78
|Headquarters||Company Master • Space Marine Command Squad • Deathwing Command Squad • Ravenwing Command Squad • Interrogator-Chaplain • Chaplain • Librarian • Apothecary • Techmarine|
|Elites||Veteran Squad • Deathwing Terminator Squad • Deathwing Knights • Dreadnought • Mortis Dreadnought|
|Troops||Tactical Squad • Scout Squad • Devastator Squad|
|Fast Attack||Assault Squad • Ravenwing Attack Squadron • Ravenwing Support Squadron • Ravenwing Black Knights • Ravenwing Darkshroud • Land Speeder Squadron|
|Vehicles||Rhino • Razorback • Predator • Whirlwind • Vindicator • Land Raider • Land Raider Crusader • Land Raider Redeemer • Land Raider Ares • Land Speeder Vengeance|
|Aircraft||Dark Talon • Nephilim Jetfighter • Drop Pod • Thunderhawk|
|Special Characters||Azrael • Belial • Ezekiel • Sammael • Asmodai|