Bartleby is an angel from the movie Dogma. He is a Watcher, an angel of the Grigori choir, who once convinced his friend Loki, the angel of death, to refuse to do God's bidding (kill people). … Alcohol was involved. In short order, God kicked them out of Heaven and down to earth, where they were told to say in (one presumes) the area that we now call Wisconsin for the rest of eternity. They did stay for many years, but then, somebody alerted them to a new, strange little loophole in Catholic dogma, and the events of the movie began.

Needless to say, things didn't go so well, but both of them did end up in the Nexus after death, where they've more or less reconciled. The problem is that both of their jobs are now defunct. God no longer needs an angel of death, and the rest of the Grigori have also fallen, for entirely unrelated reasons (SEX WITH HUMANS). Bartleby thus has assigned himself to watch over the Nexus, but he never seems to interfere, unless the "brunette British twit" shows up. Sometimes, if Balthazar shows too much interest in a person, he will also try talking to them.


  • He is a scholar and a confidant, not a warrior. Fighting is probably the last thing he'll try, though he'll certainly defend others if necessary.
  • Removing his wings will render him human, with all accompanying vulnerabilities. As an angel, however, even as a rather low choir one, he is pretty difficult to injure or disable.
  • Characters of certain alignments/personalities (innocents, lawful/chaotic good, victimized, those seeking redemption) may find his presence weirdly comforting. "Weird" because he rarely has his wings out and mostly looks like a normal dude.
  • It is highly likely he can tell a character's nature by looking at them — whether they're human, demonic, angelic, eldritch, fey, and also alignment. He is not omniscient. He cannot read thoughts.
  • He may also be able to pick up some facts about their history and various sins. Bartleby does not spew facts about people to their face. It's not his job or purpose to confront people with their own sins (such as in the movie, when Loki killed the Mooby corporation executives), though he may make general reference to such things if relevant. How much he knows is entirely up the other player.
  • He likes calm, the morally upright, popcorn, and robots; turn-offs are onions, people treating him like he has genitalia, and Jennifer Garner.
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