"No One Is Innocent": Once Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) knocked out the guard of Harcourt's mansion, the rest of the security went on to bring down Azrael, but aided with his flamethrower gauntlets he slayed all of them including some hounds. Then he decides to brea
- Azrael is not decent. Azrael is not humane! Azrael is the instrument of righteous cruelty!
- — Nomoz
Appearing in "No One Is Innocent"
- Harcourt (Dies)
- Flaming Swords
Synopsis for "No One Is Innocent"
Once Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) knocked out the guard of Harcourt's mansion, the rest of the security went on to bring down Azrael, but aided with his flamethrower gauntlets he slayed all of them including some hounds. Then he decides to break and enter an illuminated greenhouse just to find Mr. Harcourt murdered by Carleton LeHah disguised as Batman. When LeHah tried to escape in a car, Azrael jumped on top of it just to be knocked down by a branch, leaving the killer an easy escape.
In the meantime, Bruce Wayne is held captive by LeHah in the mentioned refinery. Here LeHah is torturing Bruce, with hot steel heated with a blowtorch, to appease his demon lord Biis but Bruce talks to him confusing the man and tricking his mind to buy some time. Alfred, Nomoz and Azrael where outside, trying to find a way in, but the security was impenetrable. At that point a lightning struck a nearby electrical tower, causing a power failure that granted the trio an easy way into the building. Just before LeHah fired a bullet to Bruce, Azrael threw a flaming knive to him causing the man to fire repeatedly to some pipes at the roof. The pipes started to leak oil and it ignited when the blowtorch caught a drop of oil. The whole place burned and Azrael saved Bruce by using the fireproof cape of the Batman's costume and carrying him out of the explosion. LeHah is left inside and apparently burns as well.
Nomoz reproaches Azrael for saving Bruce, saying that he has disgraced the name of the Avenging Angel, to which Jean-Paul answers that he is no angel somehow denoting he has gained control over the system.
- This book was first published on December 29, 1992.
- This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Sword of Azrael collected edition.
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