Azrael had begun by inheriting his place in the secret assassin sect called the Order of St. Dumas. He was conditioned by The System, a process that negated fear and raised Azrael to nearly superhuman limits, also unfortunately giving him a few bats in the belfry. And speaking of bats, it was Azrael who was called upon to be the new Batman after the real Batman was beaten and paralyzed by Bane. Azrael Batman finally managed to defeat Bane, though at great cost. Eventually he began a series of technological advances to the Batman suit, making it virtually unrecognizable as its former self. Eventually Batman was forced to reclaim his mantle, simultaneously forced to battle and defeat Azrael Batman.
Azrael eventually gave up the ghost and regained his former identity, once again becoming a creature of The System. His colors were red, gold and black, heavy gauntlets and a peaked, segmented cape. With this look, he could easily pass as either hero or villain, which seemed to compliment the ambiguity of the Azrael character in general. The figure is the dead likeness of the guy, red-hued and shadowy, vaguely reminiscent, in shape and outline, of the Reaper-inspired Phantasm from Mask of the Phantasm.