Lucifer has been following the former ruler of Hell himself as he walks the Earth, leaving the realm of the dead unattended. Fans have been debating why Hell no longer needs a ruler, with the series offering a few hints. But does Hell been a ruler now that Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis) is God?
Does Hell need a ruler anymore?
Lucifer season five part two didn’t disappoint fans during the biblical final battle.
At the end of the season, Lucifer defeated Michael (Tom Ellis) to take his rightful place as the new ruler of Heaven and Earth.
However, Lucifer was the ruler of Hell and hasn’t been since before the events of the series, leaving the underworld without a leader.
During the show, Lucifer speaks to the original God (Dennis Haysbert) who does give him an answer to why Hell can be left alone.
However, fans have come up with a theory of their own to explain what is happening below the character’s feet.
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Taking to Reddit, fans have been sharing their thoughts on the r/lucifer forum, with one fan coming up with their own theory.
The theory revolves around one character, Lee Garner AKA Mr Said Out B*tch (Jeremiah Birkett).
He was a low-level criminal working out of LA. He fell into debt easily and ran into Lucifer at least once a year.
The theory states: “It has everything to do with [Lee Garner]. I think hell was originally designed to provide doomed souls a chance for redemption if they could face their guilt.
“When [Lee Garner went through the door to face his family he was instantly transported to heaven but wouldn’t have found that door if not for lucifers guidance.”
During the events of the series, Garner visited Hell a few times before ultimately ending up in Heaven due to Lucifer forgiving him and redeeming him for his cyclical life.
The user continues: “I think God sent Lucifer there to help people face their own guilt as he did to [Lee Garner] since (no matter how unintentional) Lucifer trends to help give people courage throughout the series. (sic)
“As the light-bringer, he would be the best suited to help doomed souls see the light and eventually get everyone to heaven.
“I think after the first soul crossed into heaven from hell, the intent of hell was finally realized and now the demons know what their purpose is.” (sic)
This would explain why Hell no longer needs a ruler as Lucifer’s job was already sending souls up to Heaven, removing the need to rule over them in Hell.
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However, the dynamic of Heaven and Hell has shifted dramatically due to the events of the season five finale, making it possible the situation could change fast.
Clearly, the original God wanted things to change for the established rule and believes Lucifer is the one to do it.
How this will impact season six remains unknown, with Netflix not giving anything away about the final season.
Originally the show was just set to have five seasons, however, both the showrunners and Netflix came to an agreement to expand the show for one final season in order to correctly tell the story they were trying to achieve.
Season six is expected to drop in early 2022, though no release date has been confirmed at the time of writing.
More details are expected to emerge in late 2021, with season six already well underway with development.
Tom Ellis will return as Lucifer and will continue his new role of God of the universe.
Fans should expect more surprises for the final season of the series.
Lucifer season one – three are available on Amazon Prime Video with seasons four and five available on Netflix.