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Mikhail whilst possessing Teito.
|Aliases||Archangel Mikhail/Michael/Michaelus (official title) |
That damn Mikhail, damn midget, cocky brat (by Frau)
That angel (once by Ayanami)
Mikhail-sama (by Raphael, Labrador, Fea Kreuz and Frau)
Great god (when his name is invoked in spells)
|Anime||Episode 7 (cameo)|
Mikhail (sometimes alternatively spelled as Michaelus, Michael or Mikael) is a secondary protagonist in the 07-Ghost series and an archangel whose power can be accessed through a stone known as the Eye of Mikhail. Using Mikhail's power allows him to possess the body of his host, most recently Wahrheit Tiashe Raggs (also known as Teito Klein) and previously Weldeschtein Krom Raggs, using the Eye that is sealed inside the host's right hand.
Mikhail is one of two archangels in the series who are able to use an Eye to possess a host or vessel in the series, the other being Raphael, who currently possesses Ouka. In Christianity, Islam and Judaism, Mikhail is one of the Seven Archangels.
For a while after the events of Kapitel 89, the Eye of Mikhail was 'unresponsive' or 'broken', and temporarily ceased to function due to damage caused by Raphael, but Kapitel 99 revealed that the Eye resumed functioning normally after Verloren left, and Mikhail himself is still alive. After Teito went to Seele, Mikhail is implied to have remained in the human world as the Eye of Mikhail was seen in Mikage Celestine's mouth.
Mikhail is clearly based on the archangel in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The name 'Mikhail', (also known as 'Mikha'el', 'Michael' or 'Micheal'), is a given name that comes from the Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל, which is derived from the rhetorical question מי כאל (mi k'ʔel) meaning "Who is like God?", "Like unto God", "Who is like the Divine?".
'Mikhail' is the Russian form of the English name 'Michael'.
In the anime, Mikhail's eyes glow under certain light.
As shown with Teito, when Mikhail is in control of a vessel's body, he takes on the physical appearance of his vessel, and his vessel's irises become red, the same colour as the Eye of Mikhail, with slitted pupils like that of a cat or a snake.
Mikhail wears a long, loose white robe around his hips that exposes his upper body, and opera-length (ending just below the shoulders) gloves on both arms. He also wears a large bracelet engraved with the Barsburg cross on each wrist, as well as a similar looking visor and necklace. Being an angel, he has feathered wings, though they are pierced with cuffs at the joint where the humerus and ulna meet.
In anime Episode 23, he is briefly shown wearing a Barsburg soldier's cap and uniform.
Though Mikhail is extremely powerful, he can be considered rather childish. He often makes undignified faces when talking to the Ghosts, and when expressing enthusiasm over something, blushes and either constructs a heart out of the protrusions of the Eye of Mikhail or is seen with hearts around him. However, he also has an aggressive and hotheaded nature, losing his temper over trivial matters and attempting to attack anyone who annoys him or anyone he does not consider Teito's friend. Even Mikhail's friends and allies are not spared the brunt of his anger when he is in a bad mood or provoked, an example being when he reprimanded Raphael in Kapitel 86. Mikhail has a habit of throwing angry tantrums when things do not go his way or when he does not like something, such as when he becomes angry at the slave collar that restricts his powers, and appears to be somewhat prone to mood swings. However, he can be calm when the situation calls for it, to the extent that he can come across as emotionally detached at times. When talking to or about anyone other than Teito, he rarely displays any emotion that is not anger, indifference or amusement.
Mikhail tends to come across as intimidating to people less powerful than himself. Hakuren once described Mikhail as 'scary' and feared that Mikhail would kill him or destroy the world, and even the Ghosts seem wary around him, to the extent that the normally bold Frau once addressed him respectfully as "Mikhail-sama" in an attempt to pacify him. Mikhail can be quite sadistic, as shown when he taunted Frau and Hakuren, forced them to do things for him, and was amused by their stressed reactions to his antics.
Despite being an angel, Mikhail can be quite rude and apparently has no issues with cussing, causing Fea Kreuz to plead with him not to make Teito say such inappropriate words (Kapitel 68), and once called Guido something so foul that the word was censored with 'xxx'.
|“||You dare to question a god's authenticity? Fools.||”|
—Mikhail to Frau and Castor, manga chapter 8/episode 10.
He is also very arrogant and head-strong, being undeterred by the danger of a situation and always believing he will be able to win. He takes pride in his status as a god, is greatly insulted when others underestimate him, and his pride often prevents him from accepting help in battle, regardless of whether he needs it. Mikhail is usually very surprised when an opponent turns out to be stronger than he has expected. He can be quite confrontational and vengeful, and is very authoritative, speaking to enemies and allies alike with cold finality and choosing words that establish his dominance over them. He ostensibly considers it his right to give orders and expect them to be obeyed.
|“||You humans want to die so badly...||”|
—Mikhail to some scientists who experimented on Teito.
Mikhail can be seen as ruthless, and appears to have little or no regard for human life, adhering to a black-and-white sense of justice at all costs, as shown when he was perfectly willing to kill Bastien, despite Teito not wanting him to, and also demonstrated when he did not hesitate to render Haruse comatose and blow up a couple of military machines when the Black Hawks were attempting to retrieve the Eye of Mikhail, killing several soldiers in the process. He has also made a serious attempt on the lives of Castor and Frau, that only failed because they are not human, because he felt insulted by Castor's comment of him being a 'fake'; killed some Warsfeil when they tried to wield the Eye, and has attempted to kill some scientists who were experimenting on Teito. Some of the things he has said also indicate that he does not like or respect humans in general, although he makes an exception for Teito. However, he is not above expressing gratitude to humans when he thinks they deserve it, as shown when he thanked Hakuren (anime episode 19).
Mikhail has great respect for beauty, and is biased in favour of those who possess it. His love of Teito, even amongst other wielders, partly stems from the latter's beauty, and it could be argued that Profe is his favourite Ghost because its reincarnations have always been very beautiful.
Despite his arrogance and apathy towards most beings apart from his master, though, Mikhail has occasionally shown a more considerate side, e.g. in anime episode 18, he warned Zehel/Frau not to bring out Verloren's scythe too often, or he (Zehel/Frau) would not be able to wield it any more, a rare show of concern for the Ghost, and also shown when he complimented Hakuren's singing in a drama CD track, though Hakuren's singing ability is questionable. He is loyal to and trusts his allies, shown by his unwavering faith in Teito, occasional reliance on Frau and acceptance of Raphael's apology.
It is implied that Mikhail is an alcoholic, or at least prone to irrational or reckless behaviour when under the influence. Once, when he wanted to drink some vodka, Labrador tried to convince him to hand it over, saying that it was 'dangerous', and when Hakuren successfully managed to distract Mikhail, Labrador quickly took away the vodka before Mikhail could notice. Mikhail seems to be easily distracted when not fighting.
He may have a fondness for small animals, or at least Fyulong pups-in Kapitel 8 and anime episode 10, he showed a liking for Burupya.
Raphael is shown to be very respectful towards Mikhail, calling him "Mikhail-sama" and crying when Mikhail voiced displeasure with him, which implies that he greatly values Mikhail's opinion of him. The two archangels seem fond of each other, as Mikhail once said that he wanted to destroy Raphael, but forgave Raphael after the latter overcame his brainwashing, and Raphael said that he was happy to see Mikhail in chapter 86. They have similarly bloodthirsty natures when it comes to avenging their masters.
As both of them are archangels and immortal beings, it is probable that they have known each other for very long. It is unknown if angels in the 07-Ghost universe regard each other as family. If so, Mikhail and Raphael can be considered relatives.
|“||Now. From here on, I'll walk with him.||”|
—Mikhail, professing his loyalty to Teito after Teito asked him to join him.
Teito's body is what hosts the Eye of Michael. As such, Mikhail is able to take possession of Teito's body, as the Archangel's spirit lives within the Eye.
By Teito's own admission, it is revealed that Mikhail has been with him for ten years, ever since he was a child. It is also revealed that Mikhail used to play with Teito when he was a child, and he has said it was he who protected Teito's mind when Teito was forced to kill or confronted with death when he was young.
Mikhail developed true loyalty to Teito when Teito extended a hand to him and asked him to join him, instead of leaving him. Mikhail is also shown to be deeply moved when Teito thanks him for watching over him and supporting him the ten years they have been together, and hugs Teito tightly in response (chapter 82). Mikhail often constructs a heart out of the branch-like portrusions that extend from the Eye of Mikhail to portray his affection for Teito when either talking directly to him (chapter 82) or talking about him to other people (chapter 26).
Mikhail adores Teito and treats him with great respect and admiration, saying: "The one who loves you most is me", and is fiercely loyal to him. He compliments Teito's intelligence (chapter 83) and praises his beauty (chapters 8 and 26).
|“||I will kill anything- all the things- that hurt you!||”|
—Mikhail, Kapitel 24.
Mikhail is also very protective of Teito, as he will attack anyone who so much as threatens his master, and will do anything to protect Teito if it's in his power to do so. This was shown when he was very willing to kill Bastien for trying to kill Teito, rendered Haruse comatose for trying to separate the Eye from Teito, and kept Pandora's Box sealed within Teito's body. If it is not within Mikhail's power to protect Teito e.g. when the Eye of Mikhail and Teito were separated, Mikhail will do his best to use other means to ensure Teito's safety, as shown when he commanded Frau/Zehel to protect Teito during the Eye of Mikhail and Teito's separation.
Teito has shown that he also cares for Mikhail, as he asked Mikhail if he (Mikhail) is okay in manga chapter 90, and has thanked Mikhail for helping him during his days as a battle sklave.
Unlike with Teito, Mikhail's relationship with Krom, who was the bearer of the Eye of Mikhail before Teito, has not been shown in much detail. Krom has been shown teaching Teito how to use the Eye of Mikhail, when Teito was a child. Having been a bearer of the Eye of Mikhail, Krom presumably knew Mikhail's personality and abilities. Mikhail has not commented on Krom's death.
In Kapitel 92, it was shown in a flashback that when Mikhail saw Krom being executed, he briefly possessed Teito and tried to save Krom, but was unable to.
Mikhail has known, and been allied with, the Seven Ghosts for a very long time, since the first generation of Seven Ghosts used the Eye of Mikhail to seal Verloren's body. His relationships with them vary widely-some find him likeable and respect him, a few neither like nor dislike him, and others have mixed feelings about him.
When meeting with the previous generation of Seven Ghosts during the Raggs War, Mikhail showed the most dislike to Guido. Guido teasingly poked young Tiashe's cheek and was attacked by Mikhail, but the attempt missed and hit Ea instead. Mikhail, swearing at Guido for familiarity towards his master, was pleaded with by Vertrag (then Father Fea Kreuz) to stop making Tiashe say such inappropriate words. However, both Mikhail and Guido eventually calmed down, and seemed indifferent towards each other by the end of the meeting.
Apart from the Raggs War meeting, no other interactions have been shown between them.
Mikhail and Frau seem to have mixed feelings towards each other. Due to their similar hotheaded personalities, they often argue with each other, sometimes even resorting to physical violence, name-calling and threats. 
However, Mikhail also works closely with Frau to protect and defend Teito. In return, Frau trusts and relies on Mikhail to a certain extent, as shown in Kapitel 93 when he calls out to Mikhail to help Teito. Mikhail and Frau have been shown to get along fairly well on a few occasions e.g. in the aftermath of the battle with Bastien (anime episode 18/Kapitel 17), and in manga chapter 44, after Mikhail commands Frau to protect Teito in his (Mikhail's) place, Frau smiles. Despite their strained relationship, Frau is the Ghost Mikhail has the most interaction with, and when it comes to Teito, they are able to put their differences aside and cooperate, even if only temporarily. When Frau and Teito were separated in Hohburg Fortress, Mikhail reassured Teito that Frau was unharmed.
As Mikhail is biased in favour of those who possess beauty, he tends to favour Profe over the other Ghosts, as reincarnations of Profe tend to be very beautiful. In a drama CD track, Labrador was shown to be respectful towards Mikhail, calling him 'Mikhail-sama', but was also somewhat wary of him, attempting to convince the angel to hand over a bottle of vodka that he (Mikhail) had found in Frau's room. Mikhail seemed to have a good relationship with the reincarnation of Profe before Labrador.
Castor once called Frau a troublemaker for offending Mikhail, indicating that he (Castor) may be wary of offending the archangel. However, Castor is not afraid to call Mikhail out on something, as shown in Kapitel 8 and anime episode 10 when he pointed out that to remove the promise collar that had been put on Teito, the military's help would be required, and that would be troublesome for Mikhail.
Once, an attack that Mikhail had intended to hit Zehel missed and hit Ea instead. However, Ea did not retaliate. In Kapitel 86, Mikhail prompted Ea to tell Ouka about his (Ea's) moving the original Ouka's soul into the current Ouka's body.
Considering that Landkarte betrayed his duties and tried to harm Teito, it is likely that Mikhail dislikes him, although Landkarte has since repented.
Fea Kreuz, the last reincarnation of Vertrag, was respectful towards Mikhail, addressing him as 'Mikhail-sama'. Kreuz once pleaded with Mikhail not to make Teito say inappropriate words, but Mikhail ignored him. Kreuz has also been shown teaching Teito how to use the Eye of Mikhail, in flashbacks and memories of Teito's childhood. Apart from their shared connection to Teito, Mikhail shows little interest in Kreuz, though the angel probably does respect Kreuz to a certain extent, since Kreuz is the beloved uncle of Teito, Mikhail's master.
Other immortal beingsEdit
So far, Mikhail and Verloren have had little direct interaction, but it is probable that Mikhail knows Verloren, as Mikhail is a heavenly being who has lived for very long, and obviously knows about Verloren's scythe and the existence of the Seven Ghosts. Kapitel 68 proved that Mikhail knows Verloren, as the angel spoke with the previous generation of Seven Ghosts about Verloren and Pandora's Box.
It is probable that Mikhail hates Verloren for causing his (Mikhail's) master much pain and suffering in his (Verloren's) current reincarnation, Ayanami, and it is equally likely that Verloren hates the angel in return, as Mikhail seals Pandora's Box, Verloren's true body, through the Eye of Mikhail, and is allied with the Seven Ghosts, whom Verloren resents as they are 'just his replicas'.
Mikhail and Verloren have openly showed their mutual dislike of each other only once. Mikhail attacked Ayanami after seeing him in Teito's subconscious, and Ayanami called Mikhail 'an unmanageable person'. In anime episode 10, Ayanami referred to Mikhail as 'that angel'.
Mikhail may have been one of the inhabitants of Heaven whom the Chief of Heaven spoke to about Verloren's defect in Kapitel 89. It is likely that Mikhail has known Verloren for a very long time, both of them being gods.
Mikhail and Verloren's scythe have been shown interacting only twice. The first time, Mikhail protected Teito from the scythe when it wanted to devour Teito, and the second time, when Mikhail stabbed Frau at Ouka's birthday masquerade ball, the scythe protected Frau because it wanted to feast on Teito and Ouka. Their relationship is unclear, but considering that Mikhail dislikes Verloren, his (Mikhail's) dislike may extend to the scythe as well. On the other hand, the scythe seems to respect Mikhail to a certain extent, as it put up no resistance when Mikhail forced it to retreat into Frau's arm.
Being an archangel, Mikhail knows the Chief of Heaven. His personal relationship with the Chief of Heaven has not been shown, but it is known that Mikhail is affiliated with him. In Vol 14 Chp 86 Pge 09 of the manga, Mikhail is depicted to have personal knowledge about the Chief, stating that even he must be saddened by the fact that Raphael had been brainwashed for 10 years. It is unknown if Mikhail resents the Chief for sending him to the human world.
Mikhail has not been shown interacting with Eve so far, but it is likely that he knew her, considering that both of them are gods. Also, some fans speculate that Teito, Mikhail's master, may be the reincarnation of Eve, although this theory has been disproven as of kapitel 98. Mikhail has never appeared in any of Eve's flashbacks; this could mean that he was not very close to her or at least did not spend a lot of time with her.
Residents of the human worldEdit
|“||It must be wearisome to live with foolish humans and involve yourselves with them.Or could it be that you are trapped in the spiral of karma?||”|
—Mikhail, mocking the Ghosts for having to remain in the human world.
Mikhail is heavily implied to dislike humans in general, and describes them as 'foolish'. It is hinted that he would not remain in the human world if he had a choice, and he shows a rather callous disregard for human life, shown when he tried to kill Castor and Frau (when he thought they were humans) simply for annoying him. However, he apparently makes an exception for Teito, as Teito is his respected and beloved master.
|“||Oh, you're that human who's dear to my master. You have my thanks.||”|
—Mikhail, to Hakuren when he helped Teito.
Mikhail and Hakuren have only interacted a few times so far. Mikhail once thanked Hakuren, and Hakuren has sung a lullaby for Teito at Mikhail's request. Mikhail has commented that Hakuren is someone who is dear to Teito, and has stated that he likes Hakuren's honesty. It seems that Hakuren might be a little frightened, or at least wary, of Mikhail, as in a track on one of the drama CDs, he (Hakuren) served Mikhail desserts in an attempt to placate him, and was rather flustered while speaking to Mikhail, despite his (Hakuren's) usual calm and diplomatic nature. In the same drama CD track, Hakuren appeared to be afraid that Mikhail would kill him or destroy the world.
|“||You must have something to say to Raphael's master, Roseamanelle.||”|
—Said by Mikhail to Karu/Ea, Kapitel 86
Mikhail acknowledges Ouka as the master of his fellow archangel, Raphael, but his opinion of her is otherwise unclear. It seems that Mikhail was aware of Karu/Ea moving the original Ouka's soul into the current Ouka's body ten years ago, even before Karu/Ea himself said so, as shown in Kapitel 86. Mikhail is one of the few characters in the series who refer to Ouka by her first name. Throughout the series, he never speaks directly to her and ostensibly prefers to speak to Raphael.
As the Black Hawks are Verloren/Ayanami's followers, and, like their leader, have done things to harm or inflict physical and/or emotional pain on Teito, it is likely that Mikhail dislikes them. When the Black Hawks set out to capture the Eye of Mikhail and Haruse attempted to capture Teito and bring him back to the military by choking him, Mikhail did not hesitate to attack Haruse, resulting in Mikhail's light separating Haruse's soul from his (Haruse's) body and effectively rendering Haruse comatose.
Mikhail appears to like Mikage. In manga chapter 8/anime episode 10, Mikhail smiled affectionately at Mikage's reincarnation and stroked his fur. It is likely that Mikhail knows about the events that led to Mikage's death and reincarnation, and values Mikage's positive influence on Teito.
Although Mikhail has been shown interacting with Castor's dolls only once and rather briefly at that, the Sister dolls seem to like him, as one of them had no problem handing Mikage's reincarnation to him, and even smiled while doing so, displaying a friendly attitude towards Mikhail that contrasted with Frau's and Castor's unease around him.
Abilities and AttributesEdit
Being an archangel, Mikhail has been alive for hundreds, possibly even thousands, of years.
Due to Teito wielding the Eye of Mikhail, Mikhail's spirit inhabits Teito's body. While normally lying dormant until called out, he has the ability to possess his host at any time.
Due to Mikhail and Teito sharing a mental link, Mikhail is acutely aware of Teito's thoughts and feelings and is able to base his decisions on them. Even when not in direct control of Teito, Mikhail is still able to hear and see everything that is happening, as he shows knowledge of certain topics even when he was lying dormant at the time. He is able to sense oncoming danger even when Teito is asleep or not looking, and take control of Teito without his master's permission.
Being an archangel, Mikhail can speak the language of the gods. He is apparently able to speak human languages fluently as well. Like the other immortal beings in the series, Mikhail possesses knowledge of many spiritual matters, including Pandora's Box and Hell.
As an archangel, Mikhail is acknowledged as being extremely powerful in the series universe, to the extent that even Ayanami was shocked the first time he (Ayanami) witnessed Mikhail's power. He is able to seal Verloren's true body, Pandora's Box, with ease, through the Eye of Mikhail. He can also cause explosions large enough to be seen from a long distance away and form an Eye of God crater in the ground.Eye of Mikhail on Teito's hand. They appear to have the same strength and durability as bone or blade.
Using these, he is able to attack by stabbing and slashing at opponents, and defend by using the branch protrusions to block attacks. He is also shown to be able to grow wings on his back, though he had difficulty in making full use of them when hindered by Wars.
He can wield combat Zaiphon, as well as restore life to dead things through the Eye of Mikhail. Whilst being able to restore life, he is also able to destroy it (how he does this is unknown, possibly illusions), though it appears this applies only to human life.
Mikhail has demonstrated that he is capable of fighting on par with Verloren's scythe. He is implied to be even more powerful than the Ghosts-he was shown to intimidate Frau and Castor with an illusion, the Ghosts appear wary of offending him for fear of what he can do in retaliation, Verloren's scythe did not resist when he forced it to retreat, whereas Frau struggled to restrain it; and he was able to seal Pandora's Box whereas the first generation of Seven Ghosts were unable to. Mikhail is hinted to be able to kill or at least injure the Ghosts: when he stabbed Frau at Ouka's Groom Choosing ball, Frau implied that he (Frau) would have been harmed if Verloren's Scythe had not protected him, and Teito was surprised to see Frau unharmed after Mikhail's attack.
It is implied that when Teito was a combat slave, there were times when Mikhail killed for him. This suggests that at the very least, Mikhail is capable of fighting on par with Teito, who is a trained assassin.
As shown with Raphael in the 86th Kapitel, when Mikhail flicks someone's forehead, he is able to temporarily leave a small dent in the person's forehead, and smoke briefly issues out from the dent. This move seems designed to startle and admonish rather than seriously injure the recipient.
Considering that Mikhail's true form has wings, Mikhail may be able to fly when in his true form.
Mikhail appears to be able to create illusions powerful enough to intimidate even the Ghosts (as shown in Kapitel 8 and anime episode 10).
When fighting against Bastien, Mikhail was easily able to fend off Bastien's Wars at first, though the Wars eventually entered the Eye of Mikhail when Teito stopped Mikhail from attacking Bastien and Mikhail unwillingly relented. Mikhail is also implied to be able to send people to the ninth layer of hell, and a chapter in the manga revealed that Mikhail can sense Raphael and the Ghosts. During his battle with Haruse, he also demonstrated the ability to separate a soul from its body, leaving the body in a vegetative state.
Mikhail once implied that he can make others feel despair beyond even that which is experienced in the ninth layer of hell, though it is unclear if he was exaggerating.
Mikhail's power is separated into energy levels.
LV. 40: When Mikhail released LV. 40 it created a meteor shower that destroyed a large portion of the mountain below, as well as two military grade Ribidzile.
Before Raggs WarEdit
Exactly how and when Mikhail was born or created is unknown. At some point in his life, he and Raphael left Heaven and helped the Seven Ghosts defeat Verloren. Mikhail then stayed in the mortal world and protected the Raggs kingdom through the Eye of Mikhail, which was passed down through several generations of Raggs royalty.
During and after Raggs WarEdit
Later in the series, the Eye of Mikhail was stolen by the Black Hawks. Even when it had not yet been retrieved, though,Teito was still able to use Mikhail's power temporarily by passing a link through a spell that causes a reaction.Teito later got it back, but as of Kapitel 89, it appeared to be damaged, though not for long.
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Mikhail first makes an appearance when Teito is being pursued by Mikage, whilst possessed by Ayanami. Teito has the promise collar placed on him and accidentally awakens Mikhail, who had been sleeping inside of him.
Mikhail possesses Teito and demands that Ayanami remove the collar. Ayanami in turn uses the command 'bind' to incapacitate Mikhail, making Teito regain consciousness.
Discovery of the Eye of MikhailEdit
|“||Insolent worm! How dare you turn your blade against my master!||”|
—Mikhail, challenging Frau for his scythe's attack.
Mikhail appears again when Verloren's Scythe releases itself and attacks an unconscious Teito Klein. Mikhail, noticing the danger, protects Teito, and threatens the Ghosts for the scythe's attack. Knowing that Teito does not want to hurt the Ghosts, Mikhail relents and withdraws his weapons but Castor provokes the God into fury when he questions his authenticity.
Mikhail begins to tear apart the room and rips off the Ghosts' human disguises. Upon seeing their true forms, he returns everything to normal and mocks the fact that they (the Ghosts) are forced to interact with humans on a daily basis, then demands Castor remove the collar. Castor informs the God that they cannot do this without the army's help, and Mikhail calms down when he realises Teito does not want to return to the army. Frau then uses the sleep command and Teito regains consciousness after Mikhail goes to sleep.
Battling BastienEditWhen Bastien is revealed to be a Barsburg spy, he (Bastien) attacks Teito Klein for treason against the Barsburg King for escaping with the Eye of Mikhail. Teito fights Bastien, but is quickly overpowered and Bastien forces a Wars into Teito's body with the intention of corrupting the Eye of Mikhail. As Teito is being devoured, the Eye of Mikhail activates, Mikhail wakes and tries to destroy the Wars. Mikhail attempts to kill Bastien for attacking Teito, but Teito implores him not to do so as Bastien is important to Frau. Mikhail unwillingly relents, resulting in Teito being beaten and Mikhail being forced to lie dormant. This, unbeknownst to Teito, allows the Wars to enter the Eye of Mikhail. Frau arrives a short while later and Mikhail watches as the Ghost defeats and kills Bastien. Frau approaches Mikhail and says that he would not mind dying by Mikhail's hands. Mikhail makes no reply and goes to sleep again, allowing Teito to resume control.
|“||My master's precious human. You have my thanks.||”|
—Mikhail, thanking Hakuren for protecting Teito.
After the battle, Mikhail again awakens- but threatens to attack Hakuren for touching his master. Upon realising Hakuren is Teito's friend, he thanks Hakuren for his help during the fight with Bastien and goes to sleep.
After Frau weakens the Wars that had possessed Teito, Mikhail wakes. Frau warns him that the Wars is still in his Eye but Mikhail ignores him. He senses Ayanami on board the Ribidzile and threatens to kill him, but is unable to defend the Hawkzile from Hyuuga's attack.As he falls, he attempts to open his wings to fly to safety, but is prevented from doing so by the Wars. Haruse and Kuroyuri then pursue the falling Mikhail. Mikhail prepares to attack Kuroyuri but Haruse pushes his superior out of the way and restrains Mikhail using the Wars.
|“||When the dawn comes that you have become much stronger I will definitely be there to greet you.||”|
—Mikhail's final words to Teito.
Mikhail bids a final goodbye to his master and Haruse successfully separates the Eye from Teito, losing his soul in the process. The resulting explosion destroys a large portion of the ground below.
Part two of the Bishop's apprentice examEdit
Mikahil appears during the exam when Teito Klein realises Ayanami is actually a manifestation of his own darkness. The image of Ayanami begins to fade, but Teito is then confronted with another illusion. This time, an illusion of Mikhail.
|“||Now. From here on, I'll walk with him.||”|
—Mikhail, professing his loyalty to Teito after Teito asked him to join him.
The Mikhail illusion reminds Teito of the deaths in his life and says that he was the one that got Teito through his troubled childhood. Teito thinks of the promise he made to Mikage Celestine, and rejects Mikhail's offer to hurt those who have hurt him. As Teito tries to leave, Mikhail grabs him and tells him he loves him the most. Teito asks Mikhail to join him, and Teito facing his fear causes the illusion to vanish. Teito then passes the exam.
Eye of MikhailEdit
Three members of the Barsburg Armed Forces, Ogi, Shiroki and Nabiki, try to obtain the Eye of Mikhail, but all of them die in the attempt. Later in the series, the Eye and Teito are experimented on. Mikhail resists at first, blowing up a laboratory and inflicting minor injuries on a team of Barsburg scientists, but is soon subdued by Ayanami. However, a confrontation with Frau at Roseamanelle Ouka Barsburg's Groom Choosing ball helps Mikhail to overcome the brainwashing, and he reunites with his fellow archangel, Raphael. Soon afterwards, the Eye of Mikhail is revealed to have been damaged by Raphael when the latter was still brainwashed, but recovers after Verloren's departure. It is last seen being held in Mikage's mouth.
- 'Stop touching my master so familiarly you XXX!!' (to Guido/Zehel, Vol. 012, Chp. 068, pg.16)
- 'My master is already functioning splendidly as Pandora's Box to the extent that Verloren cannot be separated from my master. That is, as long as my master continues using my power to seal it. I will do my utmost to protect my master's soul from being devoured. Relax.' (said when speaking about Pandora's Box to the previous generation of Ghosts, in Kapitel 68, page 18)
- 'You'd better thank my master for waking your master up.' (to Raphael in Kapitel 86)
- Mikhail apparently can recognise and differentiate between the Ghosts when they are in Ghost form, although they all look identical when they are in Ghost form. He is also able to tell the Ghosts apart when they are in human form: he could once tell that Labrador was Profe and Labrador was in human form at the time.
- The archangel Michael is often described as having the role of 'the warrior', while the archangel Raphael is often described as having the role of 'the healer'. Teito and Ouka, the vessels of the Eye of Mikhail and Eye of Raphael respectively, possess attacking Zaiphon and healing Zaiphon respectively.
- Mikhail and Raphael are the only archangels in the series.
- Like the Chief of Heaven, the upper half of Mikhail's face has yet to be clearly shown, always being obscured by his hair and/or his visor.
- While Mikhail is a powerful, and often willing, combatant, it seems that there are times when he doesn't mind observing from the sidelines while the Ghosts fight, as shown in anime episode 18/Kapitel 17 when he stood aside and watched as Frau euthanized Bastien, though he did claim that Frau didn't have to help.
- He is the only named character in the series who dislikes eyefish.
- Interestingly, Mikhail's Zaiphon is the same colour as a Warsfeil's: red. However, none of the other characters seem to find this strange.
- He has the same voice actor as Teito. When voicing Mikhail, Mitsuki Saiga's voice is deeper and has a haughtier tone.
- In Islam, Mikhail is the name of an angel who gives sustenance to anyone.
- In the 97th Kapitel, Verloren's prison guards are shown to somewhat resemble Mikhail. However, his wings are larger and his headgear more refined-looking, possibly indicating that his rank is higher than theirs.
- Mikhail is sometimes described as Teito's "darkness".
- Although he mocks the Ghosts for having to remain in the human world, it's worth noting that he is actually in the same situation as they are. From this, it can be deduced that whenever he mocks the Ghosts for their situation, he is actually venting his frustration and/or considers himself to be in a better position despite sharing their circumstances.
- Despite his penchant for alcohol, Mikhail disapproved of Frau's habit of keeping alcohol in his (Frau's) room. This may be seen as hypocritical, but it's also worth considering that Mikhail could simply have been criticizing Frau for being a bishop yet not obeying Church rules (clergy are not allowed to store alcohol in their rooms), and not for his consumption of alcohol.
- Mikhail seems to like vodka, as shown in one of the drama CDs. However, he refrained from drinking it when he remembered that Teito is under age. In the same drama CD, he is implied to like tea, and dislike eyefish and coffee.