Azrael and Order of St. Dumas Coming to Gotham. If this week’s episode of Gotham is any indication, we are definitely getting the Order of St. Dumas after seeing the revelation of the Galavans. With that also comes the possibility of an appearance by their chief warrior Azrael.
A major piece of the Batman mythology was revealed during last night’s episode ‘Strike Force’ when we learned that the Galavans are actually part of the Dumas family line, one of the founding families of Gotham City. It’s also known that the Order of St. Dumas are involved with the Galavans to exact their revenge against Gotham and the Waynes. In the comics, the Order of St. Dumas also send a soldier to do their bidding, which means that an appearance from Azrael is not far off.
EP John Stephens talked about the arrival of the Order of St. Dumas and their vigilante warrior. “We will be going deeper into the Order of St. Dumas over the next run of episodes, and it will continue to play an evolving role for the rest of the season,” Stephens told ComicBook.com. If the Order of St. Dumas is involved, then there must be a connection with Azrael as well which Stephens also confirmed. “And yes, we wouldn’t be telling an Order of St. Dumas story without also intending to tell an Azrael story. Just keep watching.”
So which form will Azrael take? There have been two men from the comics who took the name. One of them is Jean-Paul Valley, who took over as Batman after Bruce Wayne had his back broken. Another version is Michael Lane, an ex-cop who takes the mantle from the last Azrael after going mad and killing an officer. However, the most likely scenario would be those who are followers of the cult. These prototypical Azraels may be warriors in training to become the one great champion, which align with the comics and makes sense for this timeline.
What do you guys think of this? Will we be seeing Azrael(s) soon in Gotham?
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