"11 I have already told you that a king's secret ought to be kept, but the things God does should be told to everyone. Now I will reveal to you the full truth and keep nothing back. 12 Tobit, when you and Sarah prayed to the Lord, I was the one who brought your prayers into his glorious presence. I did the same thing each time you buried the dead. 13 On the day you got up from the table without eating your meal in order to bury that corpse, God sent me to test you. 14 But he also sent me to cure you and to rescue your daughter-in-law, Sarah, from her troubles. 15 I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand in the glorious presence of the Lord, ready to serve him."
- Tobit 12:11-15 (Good News Translation)
Raphael is the fourth Seraphim to be created, and from his position on Heaven's Council, leads Heaven's collection of healers, who work to ensure those of the Heavenly Host remain in good health and good spirits. Since the Rebellion and subsequent war with Hell, Raphael and his follows have had their hands full with the steady stream of wounded that come in from the battlefield.
Raphael is arguably as caring as Gabriel in regards to other living beings, though while Gabriel will sit and listen to your troubles and offer you advise on how to resolve them, Raphael will take your hand and guide you through your hardships. But while Gabriel cannot bring himself to strike down another being, Raphael understands that sometimes it is necessary to take lives in order to save lives.
While Raphael is a powerful warrior, his true strength lies in mending wounds and minds. When Lucifer's Rebellion began, Raphael and his healers sided with Heaven, and worked to save as many lives as they could from both sides, with the hopes that the conflict would end and Heaven return to its former unity. Sadly, that hope was in vain, as Lucifer and his forces refused to repent for their actions, and were thus cast out of Heaven and into the newly formed Hell.
Raphael was one of the members of the Council that voted for sending Angels to the mortal world to help combat the Fears, and it is believed that for every four warriors sent, one of them is a healer personally trained by Raphael.