Astarte is an angel of the Rebel Faction. She is second in command of the Rebel forces in our universe. She is currently possessing the body and mind of Jessica Anderson, a seven year old girl from Kansas. Even for a rebel angel, Astarte is bad news; not merely ruthless and power hungry but also sadistic, impatient and unpredictable. Even Baal, her superior, thinks her mad and is a little afraid of her. Prior to possessing Jessica, Astarte used the body of a former Catholic priest to "play serial killer" across the continental United States. She was caught just short of her goal to crucify a victim in each of the 48 continental states (she missed New York and Texas).