- "..and there is much I would learn."
- – Cardinal Innocent to Revered Inquisitor [src]
|Real World Information|
Cardinal Innocent is a character appearing in The Darkness comic series.
Magdalena Mission Edit
After Victoria passed away, Cardinal told her daughter Mariella about her mission to retrieve the Spear of Destiny from Adolf Hitler during Second World War. He then gave her the spear and tasked Mariella to kill the newest Darkness host, Jackie Estacado.
Cardinal Innocent then called Cardinal Jasper to have a talk with him. Cardinal Innocent tells Jasper, that he has set in motion a series of events that will alter the future of church. Because of this, he needs someone else besides him to take the credit for these events, so he chooses Jasper. Cardinal Jasper is honoured and gladly takes this task.
The next day Cardinal Innocent and Cardinal Jasper come before the inquisitors. The inquisitors blame Jasper for sending Sister Mariella on a mission to kill The Darkness host not only before she finished her training, but also without their blessing. Realising his predicament, Cardinal Jasper pleads for help from Cardinal Innocent, who keeps silent. Inquisitors then sentence him for the betrayal of the church and send him to the dungeons. Revered Inquisitor then forgives Cardinal Innocent for trusting Cardinal Jasper.
Cardinal Innocent is manipulative person willing to manipulate others and go against Vatican rules in order to achieve his own goals. He manipulated Cardinal Jasper into taking becoming a scapegoat for him.
Cardinal is also not shy from putting others into danger for his goals. He send Sister Mariella after Jackie even though she didn't finished her Magdalena training and caused Cardinal Jasper to be sentenced by Inquisition for Cardinal Innocent's crime.