In Abrahamic religion, Uriel was a high ranking archangel who was listed as the fourth angel that represented the four cardinal points, the others being Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Although he is never mentioned by name in any of the widely accepted holy scriptures, he came to be known as Uriel, which means "Flame of God", for his depiction of holding a flaming sword. He is said to carry the stars in the sky, and on the final day of judgement, he will oversee the resurrection and retribution of human souls. According to the Apocrypha, Uriel was the guardian to the gates of the Garden of Eden.
"Origin: Israel. One of the 4 heralds, the seraph of earth. Uriel was considered at one time a fallen angel by the Eastern Orthodox Church. He's said to be the governor of Tartarus who will sentence all souls on Judgement Day."
—Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary
Along with Gabriel, Raphael and Michael, Uriel is one of the four major sub-bosses of the last arc of the game—the Seraphims, and one of the most powerful angels under God's orders that stands guarding the superior part of the Basilica.
He appears defending the second floor, saying that the heroes' souls are "wrapped in evil and darkness" before engaging them in battle if they're not law aligned. This fight, however, is entirely optional, as the player can choose to just take the stairs towards the next floor without having to enter Uriel's room.
In the Law route, he instead joins the protagonist's party, as he is required in order for a triple fusion with Gabriel and Raphael can be performed, resulting in the creation of the "Angel Ring"—a valuable item needed for the final showdown against Asura to become available.
"One of the four major archangels. His name means "flame of god". He knows all of the celestial phenomena. He is also the first angel Satan met on earth."
—Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Compendium
Uriel can only be obtained evolving a Throne after reaching the last level of Mifunashiro while against the Reason of Yosuga, which will trigger a boss fight against Uriel, Raphael and Gabriel. Fusing a Dominion with Uriel results in Raphael, and a Sacrificial Fusion between Uriel, Raphael and Gabriel results in Michael.
"A Seraph, one of the Four Seraphim. Uriel appears widely in the Old and New Testaments, Apocrypha, and the pseudepigraphic Book or Enoch. His name may mean "Flame of God" or "Power of God." He wields a flaming sword and a shield that is never blemished. He is charged with controlling the heavens and protecting the Garden of Eden. Uriel is also known as the angel of penitence. As the overseer of Hell, he burns those who defy God with fire and brimstone. On Judgment Day, he will summon all life on Earth to Hell and pass judgement on their sins. Christianity and Judaism hold that there are 7 Seraphs, including Uriel. In Islam however, there are only 2 Seraphs, and Uriel is not one of them. Uriel also appears as a bringer of prophecy, warning Noah of the coming Flood. He is the only angel who has ever taken human form."
—Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE Compendium
In the Law path of Envoy for Messiah/Gaia Church, players are asked to defeat Uriel in a trial in Judah's spirit world. If a player answers Uriel's questions to his satisfaction after the fight, players are able to acquire a variant of him as well as the ability to fuse him. He is a special triple fusion of Dominion, Virtue, and Power.
Uriel is the true identity of one of the masked men at Kagome Tower and one of the four archangels. He is the first archangel fought in the DLC Challenge Quest "Clipped Wings 1". During the battle, Uriel will ask Flynn why he is conspiring with the fallen one. Remaining silent or saying that you intend to protect Tokyo will lead to Uriel boosting his stats while saying that you wish to fight him will lead to the player obtaining half a Press Turn. Upon being defeated, Uriel will exclaim that their 'Millennium Kingdom' is drifting away and that because of the Unclean Ones it is becoming soiled. Uriel is the only demon that has the Skill Kannuki-Throw, which in combination with other skills such as Charge and Dark Energy, is potentially the most powerful Physical attack in the game.
Uriel can be obtained through Normal Spread using Ganesha (Star Arcana) and Mothman (Hermit Arcana), and Triangle Spread using Yatsufusa (Hangedman Arcana), Gorgon (Empress Arcana) and Mithra (Temperance Arcana). Uriel can be obtained through Shuffle Time at the dungeon Heaven.
Uriel is a boss in Black Book, where he acts to destroy Casino Town in Fire Land for their sinful ways. After Michael and Nagahisa Kai are defeated in the Light Palace he will join the party in order to learn what true justice is.
An angel sent by Tenkai's army to assassinate Masaki Kuzuha. Although he fails in his first attempt in Harajuku, Uriel warns they will meet again. Later he confronts Masaki in Heaven's Corridor, warning him that only angels and those with their powers can enter Tenkai, calling him a fool for refusing to listen as he falls into the Deep Hole. He confronts Masaki again on his second attempt and is shocked that Masaki is somehow able to enter Heaven's Corridor, attacking him with his servant angels. Uriel is shocked upon being defeated, dying after the battle.
Uriel has the special power FireProof, which prevents death by fire attacks. Uriel can perform the light combo War Breath with Raphael, which increases the stats of the party for 15 MP. Uriel can be fought in the Old Tower.
Uriel, along with the other four archangels, is an optional boss to be encountered before the party enters the airport. Much like the other archangels, Uriel is a human turned demon who struggles with recollecting his memory and his hunger, along with suffering from an identity crisis where he believes he is a Millennial Kingdom angel. Uriel resides in the EGG Installation in the same exact room where Serph and company fight Abaddon.
In terms of combat prowess, Uriel sports Ziodyne, Hamaon, and Skull Cleave. When his HP has approximately been halved, dialogue initiates and he will start to focus on using Judgement which is a unique fire-based ability. It is important to keep track of his HP, as you may need to throw up a Fire Shield spell in advance and he will start with the Fire spells right after his dialogue.