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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the the Dark Angel. For other uses of Belial, see Belial (disambiguation).

Belial is the current Grand Master of the Deathwing (First Captain of the Dark Angels), and once served as the Third Company Master.


Belial was born on the Feral World of Bregundia among the knightly orders. Born into the Society of the Ebon Star, Belilal was shaped and molded by its ideals of duty and honour. While an eleven year old knight Belilal fought against the Chaplain Lamorak. He was defeated, but did such a good job that he was accepted into the Dark Angels as an Aspirant.[4]

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.[2]

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.[3] But it was then that Ghazghkull himself attacked Belial, and almost killed him. The power plant fell soon afterward.[Needs Citation]

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. Following the death of Gabriel, Belial was later promoted to Master of the Deathwing partially due to the bravery he displayed during the Battle.[Needs Citation]

Recent Actions

During the Siege of The Rock during the Arks of Omen Campaign, Belial took part in the defense of their Fortress-Monastery against Chaos forces. During the battle, Belial was appointed by Azrael as general commander of the defense of The Rock within the command spire known as the Tower of Angels as the Supreme Grand Master focused on stopping Vashtorr personally.[6]

Later in the same campaign during the Battle of Idolatros, Belial led the Deathwing in the boarding action against the corrupted ruins of Caliban dubbed Wyrmwood. However upon the appearance of Angron, Belial was badly injured by the Daemon Primarch's Axe and had to be carried away by his Deathwing veterans.[6]


Belial wears a suit of Terminator Armour and carries a Storm Bolter and the Sword of Silence, a master crafted Power sword. He also displays the Deathwing Company Standard.



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.

See also



Dark Angels and Unforgiven Forces
Headquarters Company Master (Primaris Master) • Lieutenant (Primaris LieutenantVanguard LieutenantDeathwing StrikemasterRavenwing Talonmaster) • Interrogator-ChaplainChaplain (Primaris ChaplainJudiciar) • Librarian (Primaris Librarian) • Apothecary (Primaris ApothecaryRavenwing ApothecaryDeathwing Apothecary) • Techmarine (Primaris Techmarine) • Chapter AncientCompany Ancient (Primaris AncientRavenwing Ancient) • Chapter ChampionCompany Champion (Deathwing ChampionRavenwing Champion) • Ravenwing Command SquadDeathwing Command Squad
Veterans Deathwing Terminator SquadDeathwing KnightsBladeguard Veterans (Deathwing Bladeguard Veteran Squad) • Company VeteransVeteran Intercessors
Battleline Tactical SquadIntercessor Squad (Heavy Intercessor Squad) • Infiltrator Squad
Close Support Assault SquadAssault Intercessor SquadInceptor SquadInner Circle CompanionsReiver SquadIncursor SquadAssault CenturionRavenwing Bike SquadRavenwing Black KnightsRavenwing Support SquadOutrider SquadScout Bike SquadRavenwing Land Speeder Squad (Land Speeder StormLand Speeder VengeanceLand Speeder DarkshroudStorm Speeder)
Fire Support/Scout Devastator SquadAggressor SquadHellblaster SquadEliminator SquadSuppressor SquadEradicator SquadCenturion SquadScout Squad
Dreadnoughts DreadnoughtVenerable DreadnoughtContemptor DreadnoughtRedemptor DreadnoughtMortis Dreadnought
Vehicles Invader ATVInvictorRhinoRazorbackImpulsorRepulsor (Repulsor Executioner) • PredatorGladiatorLand Raider (Land Raider PhobosLand Raider CrusaderLand Raider RedeemerLand Raider AresDeathwing Land Raider) • VindicatorHunterStalkerWhirlwind
Aircraft Dark TalonNephilim JetfighterStormravenThunderhawkDrop Pod
Special Characters AzraelBelialEzekielSammaelAsmodaiLazarus