Black/Matrix is a series of tactical role-playing games recognized for their dark settings and involved combat systems. All games in the series have heavy Judeo-Christian religious themes particularly concerning the nature of good and evil and the interplay between Heaven, Hell, and Earth.
In the world of Black/Matrix three divisions of humankind share the same world - white-winged people who are called angels, black-winged people who are called devils, and wingless people. Those who have wings have great power and pay little mind to the wingless ones. The angels rule the world via a religious organization called the Prodevon Church which ensures both the cooperation and ignorance of the wingless people. Many humans have been convinced of the evil nature of Hell by the angels but for all their fearsome powers neither the devils nor Hell itself are inherently malevolent. Hell is ruled by the compassionate Jenarose who is said to love humankind more than anyone in the world.
Three hundred years later the forces of Hell won a decisive war against the forces of Heaven. The victorious devils rewrote history and redesigned society to suit their purposes, reversing the concepts of good and evil. The descendants of the devils known as black-wings because of the bat-like wings that grow from their backs rule over the white-wing descendants of the angels whom they treat as sub-human slaves. In their society love is considered the worst of crimes and any one found guilty of love or kindness is hunted and punished.