The Prophecy 3: The Ascent, the third installment in The Prophecy series, is a 2000 horror film directed by Patrick Lussier. There is a war raging in Heaven between God and an evil army of rebel angels led by Pyriel (Scott Cleverdon), the Angel of Genocide. Pyriel descends to Earth with the goal of killing all human beings, but his plans are threatened by Danyael Rosales (Dave Buzzotta), who is the offspring of an archangel and a human woman. Since Danyael is a half-angel, he has inherited many magical powers and can only be defeated if an opponent removes his heart. Gabriel (Christopher Walken), a former rebel angel who is now a human, decides to protect Danyael and help him bring down Pyriel. As they try to find a way to stop Pyriel's evil quest, Danyael is stalked by another rebel angel named Zophael (Vincent Spano), who is determined to kill him.