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     Angels In Supernatural 

Angels in Supernatural

An angel found murdered.

"I thought angels were supposed to be guardians—fluffy wings, halos... you know, Michael Landon, not dicks."
Dean to Castiel

Angels were created by God with grace instead of a soul, as faithful servants without free will (supposedly). The Holy Host was organized in a military-like hierarchy. Most angels continued to obey orders from their superiors without question even though only a few angels had ever seen God, and God Himself seemed to have been absent from Heaven for a long time.

The true physical form or voice of an angel is so overwhelming to humans that it will usually injure the human. In order to interact with humans, angels take vessels after obtaining permission from the person whose body they will occupy.

The angels communicate to each other in the Enochian language through a link Dean calls "angel radio."
  • Aerith and Bob: On the one hand, there are names like "Castiel," "Lucifer," "Gabriel," and "Raphael"; on the other hand, we have "Naomi," "Joshua," and "Rachel." There could be a trend to this; most of the names are from characters in The Bible.
  • The Ageless: Angels can be killed, but they will never die of natural causes.
  • Angelic Beauty: Played with. Castiel, Michael, Anna, Rachel, Ezekiel, and Hael are quite attractive. They use hosts, so technically the fanbase is finding the human hosts pretty, not the actual angels. The only angel whose celestial form is explicitly described as "beautiful" in-story is Lucifer. The angels themselves are actually of the Eldritch Abomination variety, but the show has never shown their true forms.
  • Angelic Possession: They have a true form and, unlike demons, they can mostly work without a host. There is, however, a lot of stuff they need a host for (oftentimes a very specific one to unlock full power) and, in contrast to demons, they cannot just possess whomever they like; they have to ask permission first and cannot force themselves unto an unwilling host. Anna is a bit of an ambiguous example, since after regaining her grace, she is both the host and the possessing angel.
  • Angel Slaying: These are the ways in which to kill angels.
    • Cool Gun: The Colt. Castiel believed that the Colt was the only thing that could possibly kill Lucifer. Although a shot to the head failed to kill Lucifer, it's unknown if the Colt is capable of killing other regular angels, but as only five beings are immune to it, it's probable. Separately from the Colt, Crowley has used bullets made from melted-down angel blades (see below) to kill them using an ordinary gun.
    • Cool Sword:
      • Angel Blade: An angel can be killed by stabbing him or her with an angel blade. It seems that the angel must be stabbed in a vital area of the human body, such as the head, heart, neck or stomach. When an angel is stabbed by an angelic blade, a burst of bright, white light is released and angel wings are burned on the surface underneath the body of the angel's human vessel.
      • Archangel Blade: Archangels seem to have their own angel blades that are probably more powerful than normal angel blades. It seems that an Archangel blade is capable of killing both normal angels and Archangels, as shown when Lucifer killed Gabriel with his own blade.
    • Geometric Magic: If a person places his or her hand upon a blood seal that is placed upon something, then all angels in the immediate area will be banished away. An angel can activate this seal as well; if an angel activates the seal, then the angel who activates the seal will not be banished along with the other angels in the area. The blood seal can also be placed upon a person's body; if an angel activates the seal this way (carved into its vessel's chest), he or she will be banished along with the other angels.
    • God: God can kill any angel on His command.
    • The Grim Reaper: As the personification of the concept of Death itself, he naturally has the power to claim those whose lives have reached their end, even celestial beings that were otherwise immortal until that point.
    • Hellhounds: A possibility. Hellhounds might be able to harm or kill angels as, upon their approach, Castiel ran along with Dean, Sam, Meg and two other demons.
    • Hollywood Exorcism: There is an exorcism chant to expel angels from their human vessels and send them back to Heaven. It seems that the chant is not well-known as the only entity to use it was Alastair. The Whore of Babylon also knew an Enochian chant that causes angels severe pain.
    • Impossibly Cool Weapon(s): Weapons of Heaven can harm angels and Archangels; so far, it has been shown that a weapon of Heaven can destroy an Archangel's human vessel so that it cannot be resurrected as seen with Donnie Finnerman, the true vessel of Raphael.
    • Leviathans: Leviathans can easily kill regular angels. According to Castiel, one of the reasons why God locked the Leviathans up in Purgatory was because they could kill angels. They can overpower seraphs, although not without effort; Castiel fought off several Leviathans in Purgatory, taking on more than one on at least one occasion (though he was almost killed by them). However, it's unknown how they compare to the Archangels due to the fact that, when the Leviathans were on Earth, two of the four Archangels (Gabriel and Raphael) were dead while the other two (Lucifer and Michael) were trapped in Hell.
    • Mother Of All Monsters: With Eve being older than the angels themselves, she can suppress their powers through her mere presence alone.
    • Removing Their Grace / Brought Down to Normal: If an angel loses its grace, he or she will become human, gaining a soul. Therefore, they can be killed.
    • Sinister Scythe: Death's scythe is said to have the power to reap any living being, whether it be human, demon or angel, and it's rumored to even be able to reap Death himself. So far, it has been seen to kill reapers, which is an indicator that it is very powerful.
  • Arch-Enemy: Demons.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: They are angels after all, and they are very powerful.
  • Badass: All of the angels are this, which is understandable considering that they are extremely powerful entities with powerful abilities.
  • Badass Army: The Host of Heaven is God's army, and they're all super-powerful warriors.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Many of them, especially the ones without lines.
  • Badass Baritone: Some of the male angels, including Castiel, Uriel and Ezekiel, tend to have deeper voices.
  • Badass Boast: Most angels get one, from Castiel and Zachariah describing what they really look like, to Anna or Uriel making simple statements about what they can do.
    Dean: I thought you were supposed to be impressive. All you do is black out the room?
    Raphael: And the Eastern Seaboard. It is a testament to my unending mercy that I don't smite you. Here and now.
    • Cas gets more and more of these as he spends time with the Winchesters and picks up on their habits.
    Castiel: But today, you're my little bitch.
  • Badass Family: A very dysfunctional one, as well.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Some of the angels may seem nice or may even be nice, but do not mess with them.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: All of the angels are considered siblings and the entirety of the Apocalypse mess is basically a huge family argument.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Heavily implied by Naomi who claims that, despite not remembering the event, Castiel was not only present but actively took part in the biblical Tenth Plague. Whether having their memories repeatedly whitewashed is commonplace or done simply to troublesome angels like Castiel is left open-ended.
  • Broken Angel: Angels can fall from grace, either accidentally or be cast down. Anna chose to fall, while Castiel's punishment for rebellion was being Brought Down to Normal bit-by-bit throughout Season 5. The rest of Heaven suffers this in "Sacrifice."
  • Brown Note: An angel's voice can cripple people who hear it (excepting their true vessel) and seeing them can burn out your eyes and drive you mad (if not kill you outright).
  • Celestial Bureaucracy: Michael became the ruler of Heaven itself in God's absence. Zachariah occupied one of the Holy Host's higher echelons and reported to Michael; Castiel and most other angels reported to Zachariah in turn. Following Michael's imprisonment in Hell at the end of "Swan Song," the angels start a civil war between Rebel Leader Castiel and remaining Archangel Raphael. Raphael dies and Castiel is not allowed to re-enter Heaven as of Season 8, so no one knows who's supposed to be in charge anymore. It turns out that Naomi assumed the mantel and is directing what's left of the Host. Metatron undoes the entire bureaucracy in one fell swoop when he banishes every single angel from Heaven in the Season 8 finale.
  • Disappeared Dad: Kind of worse when you realize their "dad" is God.
  • The Dutiful Son: Most of all the male angels are dutiful and obedient and follow God's orders, with the exception of Lucifer of course.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The true form or voice of an angel will kill (or at the least burn the eyes out of) whoever sees/hears it except the angels' true vessel. When Castiel tries to talk to Dean without a vessel, he breaks every window in a shop, fries the electronics and all Dean hears is a painful and loud white noise. Castiel later describes himself as being as tall as the Chrysler Building. This is actually similar to some Old Testament depictions of angels.
    Zachariah: My real form has six wings and four faces. One of which is a lion.
  • Empty Shell: Acting as an Archangel's vessel leaves you like this when said Archangel leaves.
  • Evil All Along: Most of the high-ranking ones. The rest are mostly Just Following Orders.
  • Fallen Angel: Especially as of the end of Season 8, thanks to Metatron.
  • Fantastic Racism: A MAJORITY of the Holy Host (even some of the angels who fight on the side of good) have an extremely racist and supremacist attitude toward humans.
  • The Fatalist: All angels take this view; Castiel was the first to avert it.
  • Female Angel, Male Demon: Most of the angels we've seen have taken male humans as their hosts, and demon hosts are more-or-less split 50/50 (we haven't seen the angels in their true form).
  • The Fettered: Well, they like to see themselves as this. But they're rather delusional like that.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: Originally sat on their butts and did nothing because Micheal said so. Things have changed since Lilith started breaking the 66 seals as part of her plan to release Lucifer.
  • Good Counterpart: To demons.
  • Good Is Not Nice: How they were presented in Season 4. Later on, though, we find out that you can't even consider them all that good, since they're trying to free Lucifer and end the world.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Even the ones that are actually good can be rather cruel and brutal in their methods.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: They have shadowed feathery wings. Whether this is good or bad depends on the individual angel.
  • Guardian Angel: Some of the angels were supposed to be this. Prophets, specifically, are said to be guarded by Archangels, who can kick the ass of any being (mortal, demon, or otherwise) who threatens their designated Prophet.
  • Heaven: The home of the angels. The opposite of Hell, which is the home of the demons.
  • Holy Backlight: Back during Seasons 4 and 5.
  • Holy Halo: "Clip Show" confirms that they have halos over their heads as well as wings on their backs, but they're also invisible to normal humans and, by extension, the viewer.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Angels are easily willing to kill their own, either by choice, in battle, or when they have to.
  • Informed Flaw: According to Anna, angels can't feel emotions; they are like marble statues and only obey orders. This description hardly fits what we actually see how the angels act.
  • The Juggernaut: They were freaking unstoppable until everyone figured out what their weaknesses were.
  • Kryptonite Factor: A circle of holy oil can be used to trap an angel, and they may be wounded or even killed with an angel's sword.
    • Black Magic: Items used in black magic, such as hex bags, can used to prevent angels from detecting and finding someone (these cannot hide someone from Archangels in vessels).
    • Demon Lords And Arch Devils: The highest demons (Alistair, Lilith and presumably Azazel) are able to fight, overpower, harm and even banish lower-level angels (they can't kill them, though). Significant numbers of demons (even without hosts) can also overpower angels as Crowley's army of demons was able to defeat Castiel's guards.
    • Fire and Brimstone Hell: Lucifer's Cage is strong enough to securely contain normal angels and Archangels; it is currently holding the two strongest archangels in existence, Michael and Lucifer.
    • Geometric Magic: When Enochian sigils are placed on human ribcages, they prevent any angel from detecting and finding them. They can also be used to prevent angels from entering a building by painting them on the building's walls.
    • Brain Penetration: One of Crowley's demons was able to block at least some of Samandriel's powers by placing large metal spikes into his brain.
    • Ring of Fire: Encased in flames created from holy oil, the angel is trapped. The trapped angel still can use their powers, possibly aiding them to escape. Touching the flame will kill the vessel and the angel. However, it cannot kill Michael, being only able to banish him.
    • Summon Bigger Fish: The Antichrist can destroy the Host of Heaven with a word, and turns Castiel into a toy figurine. Meanwhile, Eve can nullify nearby angels' powers, and Leviathans can kill them with ease.
  • Knight Templar: What about 95% of the race really is. Around the 4% that are actually good have trouble getting it.
  • Lack of Empathy: Angels don't seem to show much humanity and are rather ruthless by nature.
  • Light is Good: Only very few of them.
  • Light Is Not Good: Applies to a majority of them. But see Evil All Along.
  • Make Way For The New Villains: In Season 7 by the Leviathans.
  • No Biological Sex: According to Dean, they don't have genitalia in their true forms. However, they do have genders and tend to pick out humans who match that gender, though they are also willing to manifest as the opposite gender if necessary.
  • The Nth Doctor: They change hosts every so often (usually when the old one is physically damaged to the point that they don't bother trying to fix them), resulting in this.
  • The Omnipotent: Angels are very powerful.
  • Only One Name: Most, if not all, of the angels have only one name.
  • Our Angels Are Different: As this long page confirms. Supernatural angels are very different from the usual fare.
  • The Paladin: Angels are known to be warriors.
  • Parental Abandonment: God vanished a very long time ago, and only a handful of them actually met him even before that.
    Raphael: Who ran off and disappeared? Who left no instructions, and a world to run?! This is funny to you? You're living in a godless universe. We're tired. We just want it to be over.
  • The Soulless: Angels predate souls, which only humans and things that were originally human possess. They can still use souls as power boosters, though.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Sometimes without Hi or Bye.
    Anna: (suddenly appearing in the backseat) Hey, guys.
    Dean: Ah! (jerks steering wheel, but manages to get the car under control)
    Anna: Smooth.
    Dean: You ever try calling ahead?
    Anna: I like the element of surprise.
  • Stock Superpowers / Superpower Lottery: Let's see—they have shown: Super Strength, Nigh-Invulnerability, Flight, teleportation, sonic voice, the ability to travel through time, Telepathy, telekinesis, dream-walking, Immortality, destroy anything in their path with light, the ability to manipulate weather, an eye-searing true form, invisibility, reality-warping, reverse a person's transformation into a monster, pyrokinesis, and the power to heal and even bring dead humans back to life. Other powers that angels may have include:
    • Astral Projection: Angels can project shadowy forms of their wings onto surfaces at will. If one is killed by an Angel Blade, its wings are burned onto the surface on which they died.
    • Dishing Out Dirt: Archangels are able to create severe quakes simply by willing it.
    • Healing Factor: If an angel's vessel is damaged, it will repair itself nearly instantly unless the wound was caused by angelic weaponry.
    • An Ice Person: Lucifer demonstrated the ability to freeze a pane of glass with his breath. His presence can cause an entire town to drop in temperature.
    • Instant Sedation: Angels are able to render humans unconscious with a touch.
    • Mind Manipulation: Powerful angels are able to erase, restore, alter and fabricate memories in the minds of humans.
    • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Angels are able to see almost all supernatural activity around them. Castiel could even see Reapers, which remain invisible except to those they are seeking. They can also sense any location, being or object not protected by Enochian sigils. This perception also extends to electromagnetic waves, and can decipher radio modulation signals, as angels are "multidimensional waves" in their true form and can thus perceive such energies.
    • Protective Charm: An angel can protect an individual (commonly their future vessels) from most forms of physical damage. This degree of protection is linked to an angel's power. Castiel was able to prevent his vessel Jimmy Novak from burning his hand on a pot of boiling water as a sign of faith. Raphael was capable of making Crowley immune to Castiel's angelic killing touch.
    • Shapeshifting: Lucifer was able to take multiple forms while not in a vessel, and while in vessel, Gabriel could also do this; in Season 9, angels took the form of their grace.
    • Shock and Awe: Angels can manipulate electrical appliances. Castiel caused a dozen car alarms to stop by raising his hand.
    • Super Senses: All angels enhance their vessels senses to superhuman level. Angels possess an acute sense of smell. Their sense of smell is heightened to the point where they can identify people by smelling their body, bone or by their blood. Angels can also identify people by sniffing their genes and hormones as well. Because angels operate on a different plane of existence, they can see atoms and ions which are impossible for humans to see. Angels can hear a human's conversations miles away from them, and they are somehow able to locate any human on the planet and find them, but they can't locate people if they are protected by an Enochian charm or symbol.
    • Super Toughness: To date, the only things capable of killing angels are Angel Blades, Holy Fire, a stronger angel, Death, God, and Leviathans. Archangels have even fewer weaknesses, as Michael wasn't killed by Holy Fire, and they can only be killed by Archangel Blades, though it's unknown if they can be killed by Angel Blades. It has been stated that Death's Scythe can kill angels.
    • Voice Changeling: Angels can perfectly mimic the voice of mortals.
  • The Stoic: Many of them, leading to...
  • Summoning Ritual: If you know an angel's name, you can summon them.
  • Time Abyss: According to Castiel, he and his brethren have existed since before sea creatures evolved to live on the land.
  • Tin Man: Anna claims that all angels are emotionless and most of them seem that way, but (since they're portrayed by, y'know, human actors) they regularly show emotion anyway.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Back during Season 5 the Host wanted to create Paradise at the cost of vaporizing Earth.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Almost all of them, to different extents.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: A worrying tendency across the entire species, the only exceptions being the ones who lose themselves in hedonism like Gabriel and Balthazar. As Dean observes, caring about anything "breaks them apart."
  • Winged Humanoid: When they're possessing human vessels and showing off their wings, anyway.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: And your eyeballs will get incinerated if you try. Angels cannot be comprehended except by their true vessel. Anyone else who glimpses their true form has their eyes melted out of their head, and anyone else (or anything around anyone else) that is around their true voice experiences what basically amounts to tornado conditions. To even be comprehended, they must first take a vessel. Any improper vessel, even the next closest thing, will eventually explode under the power. Archangels are even worse. The very presence of their true form is capable of doing all of the above, but with massive earthquakes and instant death for anyone who's around.

Angels

     Castiel 

     Uriel 

Portrayed by Robert Wisdom and Matt Ward

First appearance: "It's The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester" (S04, Ep07).

Rank in Heaven: Specialist; Castiel's superior (later)

"Always happy to do some smiting."

Uriel is a "specialist" and Castiel's subordinate before the latter is demoted in "On the Head of a Pin". He is prejudiced against humans (and demons, but who isn't?) because he finds them inferior to angels. First appears in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester". Portrayed by Robert Wisdom and Matt Ward.
  • Aggressive Categorism: Consistently judges humans and doesn't have any nice things to say about them, even if he doesn't know them.
  • Angry Black Man: His favorite sin is probably Wrath.
  • Badass Baritone: Like many of the other male angels.
  • Badass Boast: Most of his threats towards the Winchesters probably count.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Like the other male angels, Uriel wears a suit.
  • Bald of Dickishness: He's bald and he's a total asshole to everyone.
  • Black Shirt: Secretly a Lucifer loyalist recruiting members of his own garrison for the cause.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He's evil and has a low, intimidating voice.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards humans and demons alike. Uriel uses slurs like "mud monkeys" and "plumbing on two legs" to refer to humans, and derisively calls demons "a stain" or "pussing sore." He has an even lower opinion of angels like Anna who've lost their grace—he thinks that they're even worse than demons!
  • Have You Seen My God?: God's absence is implied to be part of the reason Uriel feels free to blaspheme and work against Heaven.
  • Humans Are Bastards: He believes this to the point that he denounced God as his father for having created them, and embraced Lucifer as his new leader.
  • In the Back: Anna comes out of literally nowhere, sticking a sword through Uriel's throat before he even knows she's there.
  • Informed Attribute: "Uriel's the funniest angel in the garrison. Ask anyone." To be fair, on occasion, Uriel does laugh or toss out a one-liner. At the very least, he has a better sense of humor than Castiel...which isn't too hard.
  • Irony: Formed a group of lower-ranked angels working to free Lucifer in secret as part of a rebellion against Heaven while the higher-ups were working to free Lucifer so Michael could kill him, but keeping their true goals secret so the lower ranks wouldn't rebel.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Seems to have some good humor in him at first. But it's all a lie
  • Literal-Minded: An aversion—unlike Castiel, Uriel has a grasp on euphemisms and understands and even uses them himself.
  • The Mole: He's secretly a follower of Lucifer's.
  • Noble Bigot: He does not have a high opinion of humans and especially not of Sam (who has demon blood) and Dean (who tortured souls in Hell and so, in Uriel's opinion, is weak-willed), but he will (very grudgingly) enlist their help and work with them on the Host's command. He draws the line at working with demon scum like Ruby and fallen angels like Anna. As revealed by a deleted scene from "Heaven and Hell," though, he does refrain from smiting Ruby because the Host ordered him not to.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: See his quote above. As a specialist, Uriel takes pride in smiting demons and humans alike in order to "purify" Earth.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: Uriel in lore is usually considered an archangel, but is one of the lowest-ranking angels on-screen since Castiel and Anna were both his superiors. Cas does refer to Uriel as a "specialist" right before announcing that they will be destroying the entire city; this is most likely a reference to Uriel being credited with the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in The Bible.
  • Scary Black Man: This seems to be his default vessel choice, as seen in "The Song Remains the Same." Makes sense, since being the vessel for a specific angel is In the Blood.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: As revealed in "On the Head of a Pin."
  • Smug Smiler: Especially when he's smiting.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: Possibly applies to Uriel's host in "The Song Remains the Same." Matt Ward may be portraying a younger version of the host portrayed in the present day by Robert Wisdom, but on the other hand, he could also be a relative of the present-day host.
  • Token Evil Teammate: To an even greater degree than Ruby; at least she has her moments of kindness and works with the Winchesters, but Uriel is an insufferable, racist asshole who wants people to always do what he wants. Luckily, Castiel is there to rein him in. 'Till "On the Head of a Pin", where Uriel gets promoted above Cass and he starts calling the shots.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: His plan for the Winchesters; at the end of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester," Uriel tells Sam that he will "turn [Sam] into dust" the second that the Host stops considering Sam useful.

     Anna Milton 

Portrayed by Julie McNiven

First appearance: "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (S04, Ep09).

Rank in Heaven: Castiel and Uriel's superior; Fallen Angel

"It's time to think for yourself."

Anna Milton is Castiel and Uriel's fallen ex-commander who wanted to experience life as a human before the Apocalypse rolled in. With the combined forces of Heaven and Hell after her, she looks to take back her grace so she can protect herself. Portrayed by Julie McNiven, Anna first appears in "I Know What You Did Last Summer".
  • Action Girl: She kicks major ass when she has to.
  • Angel Unaware: Literally.
  • Angelic Beauty: Anna has a very innocent and ethereal look.
  • Anti-Villain: Anna definitely becomes a Type III for "The Song Remains the Same": she's trying to murder one of the main leads (and then his parents to stop him from ever having existed), but she's doing it to prevent the Apocalypse. Even Our Dashing Heroes have done worse for less—it's just the fact that she wants to kill their parents (and in Dean's case, brother, and in Cas' case, friends) that they object to.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Her attitude throughout "The Song Remains the Same"; she doesn't want to kill Sam, but feels she must to save the world. She also apologizes to Mary when she is about to kill her.
  • Back for the Dead: She is handed over to Heaven by Castiel in "When the Levee Breaks," is punished off-screen for falling with imprisonment and torture, and finally escapes in "The Song Remains the Same"—at which point Michael himself finds and kills her by burning her alive with a touch.
  • Badass Boast: She gets two in "On the Head of a Pin":
    Castiel: We still have orders to kill you.
    Anna: Somehow, I don't think you'll try.
    And, later:
    Uriel: There is no will! No wrath! ... No God.
    [Anna stabs Uriel to death from behind.]
    Anna, whispering: Maybe, maybe not. But there's still...me.
  • Hearing Voices: Those of other angels, starting the same day Castiel saved Dean from Hell.
  • The Hedonist: She's implied to be one by her conversation with Dean about why being human trumps being angel. Though considering who she's talking to, it could've just been her joking around or trying to get him to agree with her.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Inverted. Notice how she starts putting the moves on Dean when she thinks she's going to die?
  • Humans Are Special: Anna believes this to the extent that she genuinely considers her own kind inferior in comparison. She admires humans' capacity for emotions such as loyalty, forgiveness and love, as well as for funner things like chocolate cake and sex.
  • Identity Amnesia: After Anna was reborn human, she repressed her memories of being an angel as she grew up until Pamela helped her remember with hypnosis.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Why she wishes she doesn't have to get her grace back.
  • Meaningful Name: Paradise Lost, by John Milton, doubling as a Shout-Out. There's also an Archangel named Haniel/Anael in Jewish mythology, and a Fallen Angel named Ananiel.
  • Necessarily Evil: After escaping Heaven, she decides she must kill Sam to stop Lucifer from using him as his one true vessel. When Castiel refuses to let her do that, she decides to go back in time and prevent the Winchester brothers' births altogether so that the Apocalypse will have never happened. Castiel seems to believe it would work, but still tries to stop her "because Sam is my friend."
  • Red Headed Heroine: Has red hair.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Anna was reborn in a human body, and was completely oblivious to the fact that she had great power, even without her Grace.
  • Shrinking Violet: When she still thinks she's human (and crazy). She gets much more self-confident once she remembers who she really is. Remembering that you're actually an angel of the Lord who commanded a garrison of other angels, and that you've been around for over two thousand years, would probably help you get past any lingering shyness.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Regaining her grace did her badassery wonders.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Anna has "history" with Castiel, who did not like that she fell and makes that clear to her when she tries to convince him to rebel against Heaven and help her. They retain a pretty cordial relationship despite that and tend to go to each other for help even though Anna's a fugitive and Cass is supposed to kill her. Then a brainwashed Cas turns her in for brainwashing. When they meet up again, Anna still feels betrayed and pissed; of course, in the same episode, Sam and Dean aren't thrilled that the girl they spent two episodes protecting is now trying to kill them.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She tried to erase Sam and Dean from existence to avoid the Apocalypse.

     Zachariah 

Portrayed by Kurt Fuller

First appearance: "It's a Terrible Life" (S04, Ep17).

Rank in Heaven: Seraph, Michael's lieutenant.


  • Badass: A high-ranking angel in Heaven (implied to be a seraph), Zachariah definitely counts, possessing powers beyond a standard angel's pay grade.
  • Badass Boast: "In Heaven, I have six wings and four faces, one of which is a lion."
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Zachariah started the suit trend.
  • Bald of Evil: Dean even made fun of it. Zachariah's rather frightening retort points out it's just a vision that the Winchesters' minds can actually process. In Heaven, his true form is a gigantic, six-winged angel with four heads...one of which is a lion.
  • Dark Is Evil: He likes his black suits.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Prone to it. Probably his best one is from "Dark Side of the Moon":
    Zachariah: (to Sam and Dean) Wow. Running from angels. On foot. In Heaven. With out-of-the-box thinking like that, I'm surprised you boys haven't stopped the Apocalypse already.
  • Dirty Old Man: Calls Mary a "MILF" in front of Sam and Dean, and even feels her up. Goodness, how did he ever make it to Heaven?
  • The Dragon: Zachariah takes his orders directly from Michael, the Well-Intentioned Extremist leader of Heaven.
    • Dragon with an Agenda: Even though he follows Michael's orders, Zachariah wants to get his respect back.
  • Evil Is Petty: He says it himself in "Dark Side of the Moon":
    Lucifer may be powerful, but I'm... petty.
  • Fantastic Racism: Derides humans as "maggots" and "smelly things."
  • Jerkass: Oh, goodness. He delights in using his position to be a prick to everyone he can.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Dean in "Point of No Return."
  • Reality Warper: Never confirmed outright, but Dean speculates that the "future" that Zachariah sent him to in "The End" was either a hallucination or a pocket universe that the angel created.
  • You Have Failed Me: Zachariah fully expects his boss Michael to do this to him when he lost track of the Winchesters once again. Subverted, as Michael instead gives him another chance to fulfill his mission. Zachariah later remarks to Dean that for Heaven, a "firing" is very literal.

     Lucifer 
Spoilers! Click here to see Lucifer in his true vessel. 

Portrayed by Bellamy Young, Adrianne Palicki, Mark Pellegrino, and Jared Padalecki

First appearance: "Lucifer Rising" (S04, Ep22).

Rank in Heaven: Archangel; God's Favorite Son; Fallen Angel.

The most pivotal angel in existence who changed the entire fate of Heaven. Lucifer, also known as "The Devil" and/or "Satan," is a fallen Archangel. Lucifer was God's favorite son, is known to be the most beautiful angel ever and also, Heaven's most beloved angel. He is the ruler of Hell and the creator of demons, seen by them as a father figure.

As the second-created Archangel, Lucifer is the younger brother of Michael and the older brother of Raphael and Gabriel. According to Gabriel, he was God's favorite celestial, but when God asked for all angels to bow down to humanity, Lucifer refused and rebelled against God. He waged a war against God but was banished to Hell by Michael. All of Azazel's actions were motivated with the goal of eventually releasing Lucifer.
  • Absolute Xenophobe: Lucifer is the most evil of all the Archangels, and supremacist even by their standards. His end goal is to use the Apocalypse to wipe out all of humanity because they became God's favorite children instead of him. The demons are minions he created himself to be fiercely loyal to him and further his plans, but he actually despises them even more than he does humans, and plans to kill them all afterwards. He considers the other gods besides his father (God) abominations and murders most of them personally. The only major group he doesn't actively plan to exterminate are the monsters, but then he never has any interaction with them, and considering his opinion of God's other creations, it's likely not a positive one. Lucifer wants angels alone to rule and inhabit Creation, and tries to tempt multiple celestials to join him.
  • Abusive Parents: Lucifer created the demon race, but he has no compassion for his creations despite how much they admire him. They're just Cannon Fodder that will be eradicated along with the humans.
  • Aggressive Categorism: Lucifer judges and hates all humans. He also hates his own creation, demons.
  • All Just a Dream: In Season 7, Lucifer tries to convince Sam that he is still in the Cage and that the life he is living is a lie.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His determination and his plan to destroy humanity and Earth is purely evil. And it's not just humanity and the earth that he wants to destroy; Lucifer even wants to destroy the very race that he created, demons.
  • Angelic Beauty: In "On the Head of a Pin," Uriel reminisces how strong and beautiful Lucifer was in Heaven.
  • Animal Wrongs Group: Lucifer actually wants to turn Earth into a massive nature preserve...but he also wants to murder most of humanity and zombify most of the survivors. Many characters believe that this includes demons, who were all humans at some point; Lucifer never confirms or denies this, though he heavily implies it.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Averted; despite his anger and resentment towards Him, Lucifer still loves God.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Lucifer is the ruler of Hell, after all.
  • Badass: HE'S SATAN. He killed a bunch of pagan gods with relative ease.
  • Badass Boast
    Baldur: You think you own the planet? What gives you the right?
    Lucifer: (sticks his arm through Baldur's chest, killing him) No one gives us the right; we take it.
  • Badass Finger Snap: In the Season 5 finale, Lucifer snaps his fingers and Castiel blows up into pieces.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: When he's using Sam as his vessel in the Bad Future shown in "The End."
  • Badass In Charge: Lucifer is the original King of Hell.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In "Abandon All Hope...," Lucifer turns out to be immune to the Colt, making the entire episode and Ellen and Jo's sacrifice pointless from the jump. Lucifer slaughters a town and raises Death, good people have died and Team Free Will is left distraught. The best that can be said is that they escaped Lucifer's wrath.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Lucifer is said to be the most beautiful and perfect angel that God ever created, but Lucifer is the Big Bad and plans to bring on the end of mankind.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Lucifer went from being God's favorite son, the most beautiful angel ever created and Heaven's most beloved angel to a highly angry, hateful, vengeful and evil Fallen Angel who formerly calls Heaven his home and now resides in Hell.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: "Delusions of grandeur" could very well be Lucifer's middle name.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Michael for Season 5. He is the Devil. In Season 5, Lucifer is freed from his Cage and starts the Apocalypse. He wants to wipe out all humans, as well as the demons, and turn Earth into his own personal playground, considering it a last testament of God's work. On the other side of this are the forces of Heaven led by Michael. While Michael is the Lesser of Two Evils between the two, he still intends to destroy part of humanity as a "necessary sacrifice" for defeating the forces of Hell and bringing about Paradise on Earth. The Winchesters find them both despicable and strive to find another way to beat the Devil. In the end, Lucifer and Michael both get trapped in the Cage.
  • Bigger Bad: Of Seasons 1 to 4. Everything Azazel and Lilith did was about trying to get him out of his cage. For the first four seasons, the primary villains (i.e. Azazel, Lilith, Ruby and other demons) have been working on the imprisoned Lucifer's orders to bring about the Apocalypse and prepare Sam as the Archangel's destined earthly vessel. He is freed in Season 5 and steps down to Big Bad as he again walks the earth and plans humanity's extinction.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Lucifer was implied to have had this towards Gabriel. (See Big Brother Mentor.)
  • Big Brother Mentor: Implied to have been one to Gabriel, as he taught Gabriel all of his "tricks."
  • Big Brother Worship: Lucifer idolized his older brother Michael, and the two were very close. In fact, Michael says that he raised Lucifer.
  • Black Sheep: Lucifer says that he always felt he was "different" from the rest of his family.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Only when Lucifer is possessing Nick. Subverted in his true vessel Sam.
  • Body Surf: When Lucifer possessed Sam after Sam said "yes" to him in the Season 5 finale.
  • Breakout Villain: Despite being the biggest and most dangerous villain in Supernatural history, Lucifer is actually rather popular with the fans and audience.
  • Break the Cutie: Lucifer's presence completely destroys Sam. First, with Lucifer telling Sam that he (Sam) is and always has been his one true destined vessel in Season 5. And second, when Sam was hallucinating Lucifer to the point where Sam had a complete and total mental breakdown and ended up in a mental hospital in Season 7.
  • Bring It: See Badass Boast.
  • Cain and Abel: Lucifer is the Cain (the bad, rebellious son) to Michael's Abel (the good, dutiful son) in terms of personality. In terms of brotherly dynamics, however, Lucifer is the Abel to Michael's Cain, as the younger brother meant to be slain by the elder.
  • A Chat with Satan: Of course. No surprise. Lucifer tries to convince Sam to give him (Lucifer) his consent and say "yes" so that he could possess Sam as his true vessel. He has also tried to convince Castiel, Gabriel and Michael to join him on his mission to destroy humanity. Of course, all three of them refuse and seek to destroy Lucifer instead.
  • The Chessmaster: See Manipulative Bastard and The Man Behind the Man.
  • Consummate Liar: This is because he believes his own lies.
  • Con Man: Lucifer is good at deceiving, manipulating, corrupting and conning everyone.
  • The Corrupter: To everyone but mostly Sam. He tries to manipulate Sam into getting him to say "yes" to him throughout Season 5.
  • Dark Is Evil: Inverted. Lucifer may be known as the Prince of Darkness or the Ultimate King of Hell, but before his fall, Lucifer actually represented lightness. Ironically, his name is of Latin origin, meaning "light-bringer."
  • Dark Messiah: To many demons.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lucifer is very witty and sarcastic. He has some of the best and catchy lines of the series.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: In the Season 5 premiere, Lucifer assumes the form of Nick's dead wife to talk to him.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: Lucifer is immensely powerful and terrifyingly dangerous, but as numerous characters point out (and as this page points out), he is ultimately nothing but a bratty child throwing a temper tantrum because he isn't the favorite child anymore.
  • Dimension Lord: Lucifer is the ruler of Hell. He also has many loyal demons who follow him and see him as a God and as their Father.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: After God had Michael cast Lucifer out of Heaven for rebelling and into Hell, Lucifer twisted an innocent human soul and created the first demon, Lilith, just to spite God for what he did to him. On top of it, Lucifer plans on destroying humans and Earth (God's creations) out of anger and revenge against God through the Apocalypse.
  • Dissonant Serenity: During his massacre of the Pagan Gods.
  • The Dreaded: Even while sealed his very existence struck fear into everyone.
  • Driven by Envy: Lucifer is very jealous by nature. In fact, it's his jealousy towards humans that makes him want to destroy mankind so much.
  • Entitled Bastard: Lucifer was God's favorite son and Heaven's most beloved angel. When God created humans, Lucifer threw a temper tantrum and rebelled against God because God appeared to love humans more than him.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Lucifer felt betrayed by both his father, God, and his elder brother, Michael. He felt betrayed by God for loving humans more than him and felt betrayed by Michael because he wouldn't support him and stand by him against God when he needed him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite his apocalyptic plans, he still loves his brothers (Michael, Gabriel and Raphael). He even loved God, his Father, more than anyone and anything. Except himself.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Michael. To Sam as well. Lucifer's relationship with Michael and God directly parallels Sam's relationship with Dean and John.
  • Evil Genius: By the time he's released, all of the smart demons besides Crowley have died making him the sole brain of Hell's operation.
  • Evil Has Good Taste: Lucifer is rather sophisticated, especially when he is possessing his true vessel Sam. In the Bad Future shown in "The End," Lucifer!Sam is seen wearing a pristine and crisp white suit which makes him ultra sophisticated.
  • Evil Is Bigger: When Lucifer is possessing his true vessel Sam, who is 6'4".
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: Subverted.
    Lucifer: Most people think I burn hot. It's actually quite the opposite.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Devolves into this in Season 7.
  • Evil Is Petty: Gabriel himself points this out, saying that Lucifer went on a rampage when God brought home the new baby (humans) and he realized he wasn't the favorite anymore. Death also comments on this, citing him as a bratty child throwing a temper tantrum.
  • Evil Laugh: In Season 7.
  • Evil Overlord: Lucifer is the ultimate leader of Hell. That is, until he is imprisoned and Crowley ends up proclaiming himself as the King of Hell.
  • Evil Plan: Wipe out the human bastards. And the demon monsters.
  • Evil Virtues: Lucifer displays some, believe it or not.
    • Ambition: Lucifer's goal may be evil, but he has drive to achieve them, despite how catastrophic they are.
    • Determination: Lucifer NEVER GIVES UP.
    • Diligence: Despite being locked in a cage forever, Lucifer was still strongly at work. He still had many minions (demons) working for him in order to implement his plans. He was basically The Man Behind the Man pulling all of the strings.
    • Honesty: Lucifer has always said that he never lies, as he told Sam about asking him for his consent to possess him and use Sam as his one true vessel.
    • Love: Despite his apocalyptic and evil plans, it is pretty clear that Lucifer loves his Father (God) and his Archangel brothers (Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel). Hell (no pun intended), it was Lucifer's love for God that caused him to rebel and turn evil in the first place. Lucifer even states he loved God too much. Subverted later on when it's revealed that there's one person he loves even more: himself.
    • Patience: Lucifer is rather calm and patient. He devises a plan and lets it take its course, no matter how long it may take.
    • Valor: Lucifer will never go down without a fight.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Especially when he is possessing his destined vessel, the adorkable and puppy-dog eyed Sam.
  • Fallen Angel: Lucifer is the Trope Codifier.
  • Fallen Hero: Also the Trope Codifier.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards humans, demons and Pagan gods. In fact, the only group he shows any compassion for are other angels, trying to persuade Castiel, Gabriel and Michael to join him at different points.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's always polite and soft spoken but it fails to hide his wrath, pride, and pettyness.
  • Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: In his mind, everything is humanity's fault.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Poses as his backup vessel Nick's dead wife in a dream to gain permission to possess him, and assumes Jessica's appearance the first time he and Sam "meet."
  • Freudian Trio: Lucifer is the Ego to Michael's Superego and Gabriel's Id.
  • God of Evil / The Anti-God: His followers and creation (demons) view Lucifer this way. Lucifer is also viewed this way by mankind.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: In Seasons 1 to 4, Lucifer was the Bigger Bad and The Man Behind the Man controlling everything that was happening while he was sealed and locked away in his Cage. His minions (demons) were doing all of his work for him throughout the seasons.
  • Hallucinations: Appears to Sam as this in the seventh season as a symptom of Sam's Hell PTSD.
  • Hero Killer: In the Season 5 finale, Lucifer kills both Castiel and Bobby ruthlessly by bursting Castiel into bits and snapping Bobby's neck.
  • Hot as Hell: Especially when Lucifer is using Sam as his vessel.
  • Humans Are Flawed: In Lucifer's opinion. Not to mention, he also believes that they are murderous.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Tries to make this argument. But it falls flat because a majority of humans heinousness is his fault.
  • Immune to Bullets: Including the Colts!
  • An Ice Person: As a possible nod to Dante's Inferno, Lucifer "burns cold" and can control ice.
  • Irrational Hatred: Towards humans and humanity.
  • It's All About Me: How dare God show any attention to the hairless, murderous apes than to someone perfect and wonderful like Lucifer.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: This is how he is defeated, courtesy of Dean.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Does this throughout Season 7 to Sam.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: OH SO MUCH. Probably the biggest one in the entire series.
  • Kick the Dog: Especially towards Sam in Season 7. Lucifer tortures Sam repeatedly to the point where Sam ends up suffering a serious mental and psychological breakdown and ends up in a mental asylum.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Did this to Dean in the Season 5 finale. As if one or two punches wasn't enough, Lucifer repeatedly beats Dean to a bloody pulp while wearing Dean's brother Sam. If that isn't utter cruelty, then what is?
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: Many people, especially Death, call the Apocalypse a temper tantrum thrown by Lucifer.
  • Kill All Humans: His goal.
  • Kill the God: Lucifer kills almost all of the Pagan Gods.
  • Knight Templar: Somewhat. Lucifer viewed humans as murderous apes who ruined planet Earth, which he referred to as God's last perfect masterpiece. His Humans Are the Real Monsters belief, as well as his self-centered and self-righteous personality, cause him to rebel against God and turn a human into a demon (Lilith) to prove his point about the evil inherent in them.
  • Knight Templar Little Brother: To Michael.
    Lucifer to Castiel in 5.22: No one dicks with Michael BUT ME.
  • Lack of Empathy: It's All About Me when you're Lucifer.
  • Large and in Charge: When Lucifer is possessing his one true vessel, Sam (who is 6'4").
  • Laughably Evil: In Season 7, as a hallucination. His relentless sadistic mental torture of Sam is as darkly funny as it can get.
  • Leaking Can of Evil: Despite being locked away in his Cage, with a little bit of help, Lucifer can still pass on orders to his demon followers and arrange for the breaking of the seals.
  • Light Is Not Good: "I'm an angel. My name is Lucifer."
  • Like a Badass out of Hell: When Lucifer is released from his cage in 4.22, he plans on causing major damage to Earth.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Though he had enough sense to change out of his vessel's PJs, he wears the same costume in all his appearances. Wedding ring included.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Lucifer's love for God is what made him become the representation of evil that he is. Lucifer loved God more than anything, but God seemed to show more love for humanity than he did for Lucifer, so Lucifer got jealous and rebelled as a result. Because of Lucifer's jealousy towards God's love for humanity, Lucifer has made it his #1 goal to destroy humanity at any cost. Subverted when his brothers point out that it's himself he really loves more than anything and his plan to destroy the world is nothing more than an egotistical temper tantrum against their dad.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: After being shot in the head by the Colt, the series until-then kill-everything weapon, Lucifer crumples to the ground...before taking a deep breath and staring back up at Dean.
    Owwww!!! Where did you get that?
  • The Man Behind the Man: Azazel, Ruby and Lilith were working for him.
  • Man in White: When he's possessing Sam in the Bad Future visited by Dean in "The End."
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: When he's possessing Sam, Lucifer is seen wearing a white pristine suit.
  • Manipulative Bastard:
    • Lucifer uses Nick's pain of losing his family to gain control of him.
    • In "Repo Man," it turns out that he's been appearing to Sam throughout the entire season. Finally, he uses Sam's concern for a missing Dean to his advantage, at which point Sam stops ignoring Lucifer. At the end of the episode, Lucifer states that now Sam can't make him go away.
  • Meaningful Name: Lucifer means "light-bringer," "bringer of light" or "light-bearer." Which is kind of ironic considering that Lucifer is, you know, Satan aka the Prince of Darkness.
  • Mind Screw: Claims to be pulling one on Sam in the Season 7 premiere.
  • More Than Mind Control: Has used this to successfully gain control of Nick and, in another episode, he attempted (but ultimately failed) to recruit Castiel.
    (In "Sympathy for the Devil"):
    Lucifer: This is your choice... You people misunderstand me. You call me "Satan" and "the Devil," but do you know my crime? I loved God too much. And for that, he betrayed me—punished me. Just as he's punished you. After all, how could God stand idly by while that man broke into your home and butchered your family in their beds? There are only two rational answers, Nick—either he's sadistic, or he simply doesn't care. You're angry. You have every right to be angry. I am angry, too. That's why I want to find him, hold him accountable for his actions. Just because he created us doesn't mean he can toy with us like playthings.
    Nick: If I help you...can you bring back my family?
    Lucifer: I'm sorry. I can't. But I can give you the next best thing. God did this to you, Nick. And I can give you justice. Peace.
    (In "Abandon All Hope..."):
    Lucifer: Castiel. I don't understand why you're fighting me, of all the angels. I rebelled, I was cast out. You rebelled, you were cast out. Almost all of Heaven wants to see me dead, and if they succeed, guess what? You're their new public enemy number one. We're on the same side, like it or not, so why not just serve your own best interests? Which in this case just happen to be mine?
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Lucifer, Satan, The Devil the Morning Star. He's practically started this trope before it was cool
  • Narcissist: Lucifer's major reason for rebelling and becoming a Fallen Angel.
  • Never My Fault: Lucifer sees himself as a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds, and for the longest time in the show, you believe him. He's constantly saying how wrong it is that he was a faithful servant of his father, and his only crime was to not bow down before humans, and with how imperfect they are, you can hardly blame him. Then in "Hammer of the Gods," his younger brother Gabriel reveals the truth: he wasn't forced to bow down before humans, it was the fact that God loved him most of all before transferring his affections to humans. In retaliation, Lucifer twisted a human soul into a demon, trying to get his father to admit they were horrible creations and destroy them, thus getting to be front and center again. Death even refers to him as a bratty child having a temper tantrum. He gets called out on it again in the Season 5 finale, when Lucifer is about to have his climactic showdown with his older brother Michael. He tries to talk Michael out of it by saying that God controls everything, and thus he forced Lucifer to be the Devil, so it's not his fault. Michael promptly says that he hasn't changed a bit and he's still blaming everyone but himself for what he did.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Lucifer thinks raising Time Abyss Death and keeping him on a leash will help him. Mistake.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Lucifer is the Roguish to Michael's Noble.
  • No Sell:
    • In "Abandon All Hope...," after Lucifer gets shot by Dean using the Colt, it looks like it's all over, but then Lucifer opens his eyes, draws in a breath and stands back up.
    • He gets another good one in "Hammer of the Gods," when he gets immolated completely by the Hindu goddess Kali, but when the flames dissipate, he's still standing in the same spot, looking almost bored.
  • Not So Different: Invokes this trope with Sam in "Abandon All Hope..."
    Lucifer to Sam: I was a son, a brother—like you. I had an older brother whom I loved, idolized. And one day I went to him and begged him to stand with me. But Michael turned on me. Called me a "freak," a "monster." And he beat me down. All because I was different. All because I had a mind of my own. Tell me, Sam—any of this sound familiar?
  • Obviously Evil: With names like "Lucifer" and "Satan," it's not hard to tell that Lucifer is the Big Bad.
  • Odd Name Out: All of Lucifer's brothers name's (Michael, Gabriel and Raphael) are all names of Hebrew origin. Lucifer's name, on the hand, is of Latin origin.
  • Offing The Annoyance: What Lucifer plans on doing to humans and mankind.
  • Offing the Offspring: He is the creator of demons, who look up to him as their beloved father, but he secretly despises them as the epitome of everything he hates in humans, and plans to exterminate them all as soon as they have outlived their usefulness. Crowley is the only one who recognizes this and even Castiel mentions this to Meg in Season 5, much to Meg's shock and denial.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: After Castiel banishes Michael, Lucifer angrily states that "nobody dicks with Michael, but me."
  • One-Man Army: Lucifer took down a group of Pagan gods with little to no effort. And on top of it, he tricked and killed his own brother Gabriel. Let's not forget what Lucifer is going to do during the Apocalypse.
  • The Paragon Always Rebels: Before rebelling against God and becoming a Fallen Angel, Lucifer was God's favorite son and Heaven's most beloved angel. However, Lucifer rebelled when he refused to bow down to God's newest creation, humans.
  • Parental Favoritism: Lucifer was God's favorite child.
  • Physical God: The demons revere Lucifer as a god because he created their race. After he gets released, Meg directly describes the Archangel in these terms to Castiel.
    Meg: Lucifer is the father of our race. Our creator. Your God may be a deadbeat, but mine...mine walks the Earth.
  • Playing the Victim Card: Lucifer plays the victim card with both Sam and Dean on different occasions, and he tries to get them both to feel sorry for him and to understand his point of view about why he rebelled against God and wants to destroy humanity. See Sympathy for the Devil.
  • Pride: Lucifer's MAJOR flaw or vice, and the very reason for his downfall.
  • Pride Before a Fall: See Pride.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Type B. Lucifer's basically a child who's mad with Daddy (God) for having a new baby—except in this case, the "baby" is the entire human race, the "child" is an ancient, vicious and dangerous Knight Templar who has the magical equivalent of nukes to back his hissy fit up, and his ideal solution is to Kill All Humans.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Classic Lucifer.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: To Mercury in "Hammer of the Gods":
    You know, I never understood you pagans. You're all such...petty little things. Always fighting, always happy to sell out your own kind. No wonder you forfeited this planet to us. You are worse than humans. You're worse than demons. And yet you claim to be gods! ( kills Mercury) And they call me prideful.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Lucifer is the Red to Michael's Blue.
  • Satan: Obviously. Though interestingly, only Famine and Pestilence actually refer to him as "Satan." Everyone else calls him "Lucifer" or simply "The Devil." All the angels refer to him as "Lucifer," which actually makes sense since that was his original angelic name.
  • Satan Is Good: Subverted. He sincerely wants you to think this, and in his first few episodes at times, you might even be tempted to believe him, but ultimately he's an egotistical monster and was once referred to by Death himself as a child having a cosmic temper tantrum.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: And he gets out.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In the fourth season, Lucifer is imprisoned in Hell and Lilith is out trying to release him...guess how that turns out. Eventually, the Winchesters manage to stick Lucifer back in, although he's wearing Sam's body at the time.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: When Lucifer is possessing Sam in 2014, he's seen wearing a nice white suit.
  • Smug Smiler: He knows more than you and shows it with that grin.
  • Smug Super: With good reason.
  • Softspoken Sadist: He's very calm and cool-headed, and behaves in a gentle and polite manner. That doesn't stop him from torturing and killing to get what he wants.
  • Spoiled Brat: Lucifer hates humans because God replaced his affection for Lucifer with his love for humans. Many characters consider Lucifer a child who is having a temper tantrum because he wasn't God's favorite son anymore.
  • Start of Darkness: Lucifer became jealous of humans when he felt that God loved humanity more than him (it didn't help that Lucifer was God's favorite son). This was the start and the beginning of Lucifer's fall.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: Lucifer plays with this. Lucifer hates humanity because God loved them more than him. As a result, Lucifer wants to annihilate the human race through the Apocalypse.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Repeatedly tries it, but it never works. Dean even says, "Don't give me any of that sympathy-for-the-devil crap."
  • Talking in Your Dreams: Like all angels, Lucifer has the power to talk to people in dreams.
  • Torture Technician: He took an innocent human and tortured her until she lost her humanity and became the first demon, Lilith. He also tortured Sam while he was in Hell and also after Sam escaped from Hell.
    • It shouldn't be all that surprising that the Devil is skilled at torture.
  • True Final Boss: Until the show got more seasons.
  • Ultimate Evil: Isn't seen until Season 5.
  • Villain Has a Point: Lucifer's speech to Michael about God making him the devil and setting up the Apocalypse as some sort of test sounds like his usual excuses...except Chuck's monologue at the end establishes it was all a test slanted in favor of humans.
  • Villains Never Lie: "Contrary to popular belief, I don't lie. I don't need to."
  • We Can Rule Together: Lucifer tries to tempt Castiel, a fellow fallen angel, into joining his cause. Castiel tells him he'd die first. And Lucifer's overall plan through the entire series was to get Sam to agree to be his vessel, and in the end, Sam says yes but only so he can trap him in an inescapable prison.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Inverted. He acts like this, and his excuse that he was cast out of Heaven simply for speaking his mind might have more than a grain of truth to it. However, it's clear as time goes on that he's very much an arrogant sociopath, and there are plenty of hints that he always regarded everything that was not angel as lower than dirt, and he's free to do whatever he wants to them.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Lucifer's trying to summon Death and use him as a pawn. While Sam is trying to stop him, Lucifer says that Sam could just say "yes" and end this conflict. Either Lucifer will get Sam to be his vessel (one of his main goals) or he'll just go ahead and use Death (as well as the other Horsemen) to bring destruction on Earth.
  • Yandere: "I was punished for loving God too much" and "Because I loved Him" (the reason he was cast down by God, or so he claims...).

     Raphael 

Portrayed by Demore Barnes and Lanette Ware

First appearance: "Free to Be You and Me" (S05, Ep03).

Rank in Heaven: Archangel; Commander of the Host of Heaven; Leader of the Angel Loyalists.

Raphael was one of four Archangels created by God. He was the older brother of Gabriel, but still younger than Michael and Lucifer. Raphael lived in Heaven with God and his brothers. When God created humans and asked all angels to bow down before them, Raphael was among those that did so, but when Lucifer rebelled against God and while Gabriel skipped out of Heaven and on to Earth, Raphael chose to side with God and Michael.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Castiel in Season 6, with them leading opposite sides of Heaven's civil war. Though one can argue that their feud went back to Raphael's first appearance in Season 5.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: One of the two top dogs in Heaven, his mere presence on Earth caused a massive thunderstorm that blacked out the entire Eastern Seaboard of the United States. For a healthy dose of Fridge Horror, he was not the most powerful Archangel, so who knows what Michael is really capable of...
  • Badass: He might have been a grade-A Jerkass, but the sheer level and magnitude of his powers was like no other being seen in the series, ironically looking far more impressive than Michael, the strongest Archangel in Heaven, and tying with Lucifer as the most visually powerful and impressive of the Archangels. Take, for example, "The Third Man": he completely trashed Castiel and could only be stopped by Heaven's answer to nuclear weapons...which only killed his vessel.
  • Badass Baritone: At least in his male vessel.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: From "The Third Man" onwards.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Raphael was part of this with Crowley, Eve and Castiel in Season 6. Castiel, however, turns out to be the true Big Bad.
  • Big Brother Bully: To Castiel. Castiel even says in "The Man Who Would Be King" that "my big brother knocked me into next week."
  • Blow You Away: Father Reynolds, while administering Last Rites to Father Gregory's spirit in "Houses of the Holy," called Raphael "Master of the Air." Later, when Raphael appeared to Dean and Castiel on Earth, an incredibly powerful storm was blowing outside, and increased with intensity as the scene went on, eventually beginning to destroy the house they were standing in.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On both ends of one with Castiel in the Season 4 finale, the Season 6 episode "The Third Man" and the Season 6 finale.
  • Dramatic Thunder: Always seems to be accompanied by this. Not surprising, considering his powers.
  • Emotionless Girl: In his back-up female vessel.
  • Flat Character: Sort of. Out of all the Archangels, Raphael gets the least characterization, and no particular relationship or chemistry with any of his brothers is ever mentioned. He is also the odd man out in their Freudian Trio.
  • Gender Bender: Played with. He takes on a female vessel in "The French Mistake," but since angels are Energy Beings, they don't really have a gender to begin with.
  • God Is Dead: He was of the belief that his father is dead. When questioned by Castiel, Raphael simply answered that if God was really alive, why wouldn't He stop the horrors of the 20th and the 21st centuries, including the coming Apocalypse?
  • A God Am I: When Castiel asks Raphael how the angels can justify trying to re-start the Apocalypse, he says it's what God wants. When Castiel asks how he knows that, he says it's because it's what he wants. At the very least, he's appointed himself as the ultimate interpreter of the absent God's will, which is much the same thing, and seems to think he can boss Castiel around purely due to both his higher rank and superior power. And in the Season 6 finale, he thwarted Castiel's plan to become the new God...in order to hijack it for himself. Unfortunately for him, he got Out-Gambitted along with Crowley by Cas and killed shortly after.
  • Jerkass: Completely his lack of care for pretty much everything always show through, not that he ever bothers to hide it.
  • Karmic Death: Raphael killed Castiel (off-screen) by blowing him to pieces. Guess what Cass visits upon him in the Season 6 finale?
  • Scary Black Man: He might not have been as physically imposing as Uriel, but in terms of demeanor, attitude and possible danger level and the threat he was, he made Uriel look incredibly sad in comparison and as threatening as puppies.
  • Shock and Awe: His wings are even made of lightning!
  • The Stoic: He's so aware of his awesome might that he's almost always serenely calm. Even when his first vessel gets destroyed, he barely raises his voice.
    Raphael: Do I look like I'm joking, Castiel?
    Castiel: You never look like you're joking.
  • Straw Nihilist: Starts off as this, but later graduates to a egomaniac with a God Complex.

     Gabriel 
Spoilers! Click here to see Gabriel. 

Portrayed by Richard Speight, Jr.

First appearance: "Tall Tales" (S02, Ep15).

Rank in Heaven: Archangel.

"I want it to be over! I have to sit back and watch my own brothers kill each other thanks to you two! Heaven, Hell—I don't care who wins! I just want it to be over."

Gabriel was one of four Archangels created by God. He is the youngest of the Archangels, but still very powerful. Gabriel was very compassionate towards his family. When his older brothers, Michael and Lucifer, turned on each other and began fighting one another, he couldn't bear it, retreating to Earth as an escape.
  • Ambiguous Situation: He reappears alive to Castiel in Season 9's "Meta Fiction", a few years since his apparent death at Lucifer's hands, and when Castiel asks if he was real or not, Gabriel could only just smile to him, giving him a eyebrow raise before Metatron snapped Castiel out of his All Just a Dream. The producers have stated that Gabriel is indeed alive. However, on the show itself, it's left totally ambiguous Gabriel managed to pull last trick out of the playbook, allying himself with Metatron, or if it was one of Metatron's twisted tricks.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To, Michael, Lucifer and Raphael.
  • Anti-Villain: Type III.
  • Badass: Gabriel is a powerful Archangel who is also a Trickster.
  • Badass Finger Snap: He imprisons and banishes Cas with one, and brings him back with another.
  • Big Brother Bully: What he came off as in his scenes with Castiel.
  • Breakingthe Fourth Wall: When driving with Castiel in "Meta Fiction", complete with Aside Glance.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's the Trickster the Winchesters dealt with in Seasons 2 and 3.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Kali took Gabriel's sword and killed him with it! Oh wait, that's a fake.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very quick witted and always ready when the situation presented its self
  • A Death in the Limelight: "Hammer of the Gods"
  • Faking the Dead: Revealed to be alive in "Meta Fiction," only for it to be subverted by revealing he is a psychic creation of Metatron. Possibly un-averted, though, after Castiel asks him if he is alive and receives an ambiguous look from Gabriel. It was later confirmed by the producers that Gabriel is alive.
  • Freudian Trio: Gabriel is the Id to Michael's Superego and Lucifer's Ego.
  • Humans Are Flawed: His speech in "Hammer of the Gods" could be the text written on that page. He admits that humans are better than angels because at least humans try to better themselves and forgive one another, which is far more impressive in his eyes that anything his own kind does.
  • Karmic Death: Gabriel is killed when Lucifer sees through his tricks. Which Lucifer taught him.
  • Neutral No Longer: Gabriel spent untold millennia hiding from his family, and wants nothing to do with the imminent Apocalypse (except when he tries to bully the Winchesters into accepting their roles and "getting it over with," but the Apocalypse had already been started and he was entirely convinced that nothing could stop it). After a chewing-out from Dean, Gabriel does finally decide to stand up to his family by confronting Lucifer. Though he doesn't survive, he does strike a nice blow for Team Free Will.
  • Reality Warper: With nothing more than the thought, he can reshape reality to fit his whims and takes a lot of pleasure doing so.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a truly epic one to Lucifer in "Hammer of the Gods."
  • Redemption Equals Death: In his last episode, he dies trying to kill Lucifer in attempt to avenge/protect his adopted family (the pagan gods), whom Lucifer effortlessly murdered.
  • Sad Clown: For all his joking around, tricks and pranks, truthfully underneath it all Gabriel is a scared man whose spent millennia hiding from his family because he can't face the fact that Michael and Lucifer are going to have to have a climatic battle to the death.
  • Video Will: He leaves a porno for the Winchesters that has a recording of him offering a solution to lock Lucifer back up.

     Michael 
Spoilers! Click here to see Michael's first vessel. 
Spoilers! Click here to see Michael's second vessel. 

Portrayed by Matthew Cohen and Jake Abel

First appearance: "The Song Remains the Same" (S05, Ep13).

Rank in Heaven: Archangel, Commander of the Host of Heaven.

Michael is the eldest Archangel, making him the oldest angel in creation. He is the older brother of Lucifer, Raphael and Gabriel. He was the Viceroy of Heaven in his father God's absence, and is one of the most powerful beings in the universe. He commanded the Heavenly Host before he fell into the Cage with Lucifer. As the highest-ranking Archangel, he issued the commands, which went to the higher-ranking angels to disperse the orders down across the angelic chain. During the War in Heaven in the distant past, Michael banished his once-beloved younger brother Lucifer, who rebelled against their Father, from Heaven on God's command, later restricting him to a Cage deep in Hell bound by the 66 seals.
  • Affably Evil: Although arrogant he is very polite and cordial towards others, he politely tells Dean that he will fail in his attempts to defy him and then promises to fix any damage that occurs to his body while he's borrowing it. He continually gives Zachariah more chances to succeed, to the point that Zachariah himself is surprised and is even willing to share a heartfelt reunion with Lucifer before they fight.
  • Aloof Older Brother: To Lucifer, Raphael and Gabriel.
  • Anti-Villain: Michael is a Type III. All Michael wanted was to please his father and do what he was told he had to do, and what was for the right thing to do.
  • Badass: He's the first and most powerful of all the angels, exemplified by Castiel asserting that he will simply kill Lucifer if the two were to duel each other, rather than fearing the reverse outcome.
  • Badass In Charge: Michael was the commander of the Host of Heaven.
  • Because Destiny Says So: That's what he believes and is prepared to sacrifice the whole of humanity. Micheal doesn't believe in free will, not even for himself and see's everything as part of his father's plan.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Lucifer in the fifth season, since Michael is leading the forces of Heaven, who intend to destroy part of humanity.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He was this to Lucifer.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards all of his brothers, but especially Lucifer. It was obvious that Lucifer was his favorite brother.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In "The Song Remains the Same," when he kills Anna to save Mary and sends Uriel away.
  • Cain and Abel: With Lucifer, with Michael being the Abel (the good, dutiful son) to Lucifer's Cain (the evil, rebellious son) in terms of personalities. In terms of brother dynamics and roles, Michael is the Cain to Lucifer's Abel in the sense that Michael is the older brother meant to kill Lucifer, the younger brother, just like Cain killed his younger brother Abel.
  • Destructive Savior: Although Michael killing and destroying Lucifer would bring Paradise to Earth, it is said that Michael would end up destroying and wiping out half the earth and half of mankind by doing so.
  • The Dutiful Son: To God.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Michael felt deeply betrayed by his little brother Lucifer when he rebelled and disobeyed their Father, God, by not following His orders to love humans more than Him (God). As a result of Lucifer's rebellion, God asked Michael to cast his own brother out of Heaven and into Hell.
  • Fantastic Racism: Michael showcases the angelic attitude to humans when he calls Dean a "little maggot" in the Season 5 finale, but he lacks the sheer hatred or disdain that motivates Lucifer or Raphael. He is closer to being indifferent.
  • The Fatalist: Big time. Michael believes that "you can't fight City Hall," meaning nobody can fight destiny.
  • Freudian Trio: Michael is the Superego to Lucifer's Ego and Gabriel's Id.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Michael went straight into Affably Evil territory due to his obsession with fighting and killing Lucifer. He still promises Dean that he will not leave him a total mess the way humans are left after Archangels leave their bodies.
  • Honor Before Reason: His loyalty to his father has left at a point where he never questions anything his father tells him and has even denounced the idea of freewill itself, believing every action is simply his father's will. This leads to him being willing to perform order regardless of effect or the consequences.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: It is acknowledged several times that him killing Lucifer, which will cost a few million in the crossfire, is much better than letting Lucifer wiping out all of humanity. Its also pointed out in "Dark Side of the Moon" that anyone he does kill will automatically go to heaven, which is a very nice place.
  • Knight Templar: Works on this principle, as he's okay with the fact that fighting Lucifer will kill millions, but save billions.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Especially in regards to Lucifer.
  • Light is Good: Slight example; Michael is technically one of the better angels.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Michael is the Noble to Lucifer's Roguish.
  • Not So Different: Just like his little brother Lucifer pulls this with Sam, Michael does the same thing with Dean in "The Song Remains the Same." Well, he at least claims he will not leave Dean a mess after he is done possessing him.
  • The Paragon: In the eyes of the angels in Heaven.
  • Parental Abandonment: Michael (and Lucifer, Gabriel, Raphael and the other angels) were abandoned by their Father, God. Michael blames Lucifer for it, but Lucifer maintains that God did it out of His own free will.
  • Parental Substitute: For Lucifer.
  • Promotion to Parent: Was this for Lucifer.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: As head of Heaven's armies (which makes up the majority of angels) he lives up to this.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Michael is the Blue to Lucifer's Red.
  • The Reliable One: Of all the four Archangels, he is the one most loyal to his father, unfortunately he takes this to the point of fanaticism.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: After the end of Season 5.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Lucifer.
  • Smug Super: Somewhat, Michael is certainly arrogant and thinks he's above humans, but he is also insecure and devout to the point of fanaticism.
  • Take a Third Option: Michael decided he'd have to make do with Adam because Dean was out of the question. This didn't work out too well for him...
  • Tragic Villain. Villain might be stretching it, but Michael is ultimately trying to make the best of a bad situation with holding everything together after God's abandonment and looking after humanity. Bringing about the Apocalypse is supposed to please God, destroy the source of evil Lucifer and Hell, and bring about paradise both for humanity and angels even if the cost is half the planet.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Michael's relationship with God intentionally parallels Dean's with John, except he is perfectly willing to kill what used to be his favorite brother if he believes that's what Daddy wants. Simply put: Michael is this trope to the most illogical extreme.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Micheal wants to kill Lucifer, to do what he was led to believe was right, fulfill his father God's wishes and save the rest of humanity from Lucifer.
  • You Monster!: In "Swan Song," Michael has this retort to Lucifer when his younger brother tries to persuade him to join him one last time.
    Michael: You are a monster, Lucifer. And I have to kill you.

     Joshua 

Portrayed by Roger Aaron Brown

First appearance: "Dark Side of the Moon" (S05, Ep16)

Rank in Heaven: Unknown

"Look, fire me if you want. Sooner or later, He's going to come back home, and you know how He is with that whole wrath thing."

Joshua is an angel who tends Heaven's garden. He is also the one angel who has kept in contact with God in His absence, and he announces that God will not intervene in the Apocalypse.
  • Almighty Janitor: Joshua has a lot of authority for a simple gardener.
  • Badass Pacifist: Okay, so Joshua interrupts Zachariah before he can do anymore harm to the Winchesters. Does he do anything violent? Nope. He just calmly tells Zachariah that God will come home and He won't be happy ("You know how He is with that whole wrath thing"). Zachariah wisely hauls ass.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He saves Dean and Sam from Zachariah and his two henchmen in "Dark Side of the Moon."
  • Cool Old Guy: His appearance is of an elderly man, and then he forces his superior and all around more power angle Zachariah to back down and flee.
  • Deus ex Machina: In "Dark Side of the Moon."
  • Mister Exposition: He explains to the Winchesters that God is on Earth and aware of the Apocalypse but doesn't care.
  • Meaningful Name: Joshua comes from the same root as Jesus, and while he doesn't exactly seem to be a Messianic Archetype, he does show more compassion than most of the other angel characters.
  • Mouth Of God: He states to the Winchesters that God talks directly to him, and he relays God's message for the boys to them.
  • Willfully Weak: Has accepted being in an inferior position to Zachariah, but will only let that go so far.

     Balthazar 

Portrayed by Sebastian Roche

First appearance: "The Third Man" (S06, Ep03).

Rank in Heaven: Unknown

"Sorry, you have me confused with the other angel. You know, the one in the dirty trenchcoat who's in love with you? I...don't care."

A former ally of Castiel's. His response to the averted Apocalypse was to grab a bunch of valuable weapons, fake his own death and live it up on Earth while Heaven descended into civil war. When the war comes to Earth, he ends up on Team Cas—then Team Winchester when he decides Castiel's endgame is too risky.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Gabriel; they share the same personality and they instigate the weirder plots and situations Sam and Dean find themselves in ("The French Mistake," anyone?). They're even killed in the same manner—a Heel-Face Turn followed by getting betrayed and stabbed by their own brother.
  • Villainous Rescue: He saves Castiel from Raphael with Lot's salt in "The Third Man."
  • We Used to Be Friends: Castiel feels quite betrayed to see what his old friend has become. Works both ways when Balthazar decides that what Castiel is doing doesn't sit right with him.

    Virgil 

Portrayed by Carlos Sanz

First appearance: "The French Mistake" (S06, Ep15).

Rank in Heaven: Keeper of Heaven's weapons

Weapons keeper of Heaven and one of Raphael's top hitmen, sent to find Balthazar and the key to his stolen weapons cache. Balthazar uses the Winchesters as decoys and throws them into a parallel universe where they're all fictional characters. Virgil follows, but is horrified to discover a world with no magic.
  • Badass: As an Angel able to casually overpower Balthazar, after loosing his power he is still tough enough to engage Sam and Dean in hand to hand combat at the same time, and casally switches to using guns to complete his job.
  • Ballistic Discount: Sort of; we see him rifle-butt the cashier, then actually shoot the next random guy to walk in.
  • Brought Down to Normal: It's unclear what happened to his grace, but in the magic-free universe, Virgil couldn't access any of his angel powers.
    Makes you nothing but a dick!
  • The Brute: For Raphael.
  • The Determinator: Dogs his quarry across dimensions and makes up for the loss of his powers with heavy artillery.
  • The Stoic: The only time he shows any emotion is when he finds out he's no longer an angel in the alternative world, his response? Engage in hand-to-hand.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Last time he was seen, he was still trapped powerless in the alternate world Balthazar sent Sam and Dean to, likely in prison for multiple murders.

     Rachel 

Portrayed by Sonya Salomaa

First appearance: "Frontierland" (S06, Ep18).

Rank in Heaven: Castiel's lieutenant.

"But you beat the Archangels, Castiel. God brought you back. He chose you, Cass...to lead us."

  • Action Girl: Tough enough to wound Cas in a fight despite him being a more powerful angel
  • Broken Pedestal: She does not take Castiel's plan to open Purgatory and absorb its souls very well.
  • Jerkass: To the Winchesters and Bobby, to the point where Castiel has to interrupt and dismiss her when she starts a bitchy rant about how inferior humans are.
  • The Lancer: To Castiel during the civil war in Heaven.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • She calls out Sam and Dean for calling upon Castiel when they need help but never taking into account the things he has to do in Heaven.
    Dean: Look, I don't know who you think you are...
    Rachel: I'm his friend.
    Sam: What, you think we're not?
    Rachel: I think you call him when you need something. We're fighting a war.
    • She later calls out Castiel for his plan to absorb the souls of Purgatory in order to defeat Raphael and become the new God.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Castiel kills her with an angel sword when she tries to kill him after discovering his plan to open Purgatory.

     Hester 

Portrayed by: Emily Holmes

First appearance: "Reading Is Fundamental" (S07, Ep21)

Rank in Heaven: Unknown


  • Fantastic Racism: Towards humans and demons.
  • Hot-Blooded: Hester is rather quick-tempered.
  • In the Back: By Meg using an angel blade. Sorry, Hester.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Castiel is really responsible of all the mess that happened in Heaven.
  • The Leader: Of Castiel's garrison after the civil war in Heaven.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Hester is the Red to Inias' Blue.
  • Sanity Slippage: It's heavily implied that the events of the Apocalypse, the civil war in Heaven, and Castiel's angel massacre and short stint as the new God have unhinged her.

     Inias 

Portrayed by: Adrian McMorran

First appearance: "Reading Is Fundamental" (S07, Ep21)

Rank in Heaven: Unknown


  • Nice Guy: He's easily one of the nicest angels encountered in the series. His big smile and happy expression upon seeing Castiel alive show more emotion in one scene than most of his brethren have in entire episodes.
  • Number Two: To Hester. He takes over command of the garrison after she dies.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Inias is the Blue to Hester's Red.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He isn't seen with the other angels who take Kevin Tran to his home and then get killed by Edgar, and Castiel later states that all the angels in his garrison have either died or gone into hiding, leaving Inias' fate unclear.
  • You Are in Command Now: Inias takes command of his garrison after Hester is killed by Meg.

     Samandriel 

Portrayed by: Tyler Johnston

First appearance: "What's Up Tiger Mommy?" (S08, Ep02)

Rank in Heaven: Naomi's footsoldier

"We protect the word of God."

  • Accidental Misnaming: Dean calls Samandriel "Alfie," the name on his vessel's name tag, and it seems to stick. The obvious nickname ("Sam") was already in use.
  • Burger Fool: Samandriel had to take the nearest vessel to get to the auction in "What's Up Tiger Mommy?" on time and ended up as teenage Alfie in his Wiener Hut outfit.
  • Distressed Dude: Spends almost all of his second appearance imprisoned and tortured by Crowley.
  • Heroic Willpower: Believe it or not, but Samandriel was able to endure weeks of torture without giving up.
  • His Name Is...: Castiel kills him before he can reveal how they are being controlled.
  • Kill the Cutie: Murdered by Castiel who is under Naomi's control in "Torn and Frayed".
  • Moe: Practically invoked by Dean when he finds out Alfie had been Crowley-napped.
    Dean: So, who snatched Heaven's most adorable angel?
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: "Torn and Frayed's" main plot was the boys trying to save him from Crowley. When the Winchesters and Castiel finally succeed, Cas is given orders to kill him from the one who'd told him to rescue Samandriel in the first place!
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Still believes after all the damage Castiel caused that he was only trying to make things better.
  • You Look Familiar: Tyler Johnston, who plays Samandriel, also played Matt Pike, the son who studied insects in "Bugs".

     Naomi 

Portrayed by: Amanda Tapping

First appearance: "A Little Slice Of Kevin" (S08, Ep07).

Rank in Heaven: Lieutenant to the Archangels; Purveyor of Heaven and Head of Intelligence.

"You will report in to me regularly, and you will never remember having done so."

  • Affably Evil: Despite being a Well-Intentioned Extremist, Naomi is perfectly cordial and well-mannered. You know what they say about flies and honey.
  • Badass: Tough enough to overpower Castiel and send Crowley running when he got her angry.
  • Badass In Charge: She was the lieutenant to the Archangels.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Her standard attire.
  • Berserk Button: She's not fond of the "bureaucrat" title. When Crowley calls her one, she nearly smites him.
  • Big Brother Is Watching You: She is head of Heaven's intelligence.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She didn't exactly come out smelling like roses in her first two episodes (what with having Cass spy on the Winchesters for her and giving him orders without letting him remember it happening), but she seemed benevolent enough until she orders Cas to kill Samandriel, whom she views as a traitor for having inadvertently revealed the existence of the angel tablet to Crowley under torture.
  • Brainwashing for the Greater Good: In Season 8, Naomi manipulates Cas' memory and brainwashes him into following her orders through what appears to be the angelic version of a lobotomy, and it is implied that she has done this to him repeatedly without him remembering it, as well as to any other angel who toes the company line. For her part, Naomi seems to genuinely believe that brainwashing Castiel and turning him against the Winchesters is for his own good.
    Castiel: What have you done to me, Naomi?
    Naomi: What have I done to you?! Do you have any idea what it's like out there? There's blood everywhere, and it's on your hands. After everything you did—to us, to Heaven—I fixed you, Castiel. I fixed you!
  • Cassandra Truth: Castiel refuses to believe anything she says after being freed from her control. This comes back to bite him once Metatron reveals his true colors.
  • Good Counterpart: To Zachariah. Sort of.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's trying to protect the Heavenly Host and hold them together during the chaos caused by the failed Apocalypse, the civil war and then Godstiel by doing whatever she feels is in their best interest, which unfortunately happens to include quite a lot of Dirty Business.
  • Heel Realization: She eventually realizes how far she has fallen from her duty as a guardian of humanity, which leads to a Heel Face Door Slam in "Sacrifice."
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: Metatron kills her with the angel-drill...thing that she used to Mind Probe and brainwash angels.
  • Interspecies Romance: It's implied in "Goodbye Stranger" that she once had a thing with Crowley, even though they're on opposing sides.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Spends roughly the first three quarters of Season 8 controlling Castiel and is therefore responsible for his shadier actions; however, the Winchesters aren't even aware of her existence until "Goodbye Stranger."
  • Manipulative Bastard: Feels like one due to her position as the one in charge of Mind Raping and brainwashing other angels. When she meets Dean in "Taxi Driver," she reveals herself to be a skilled manipulator on her own merits when she spins her more abhorrent actions in her favor by claiming that she didn't order Castiel to kill him and Castiel just misinterpreted her as having ordered him to kill Dean due to his being mentally unstable, and taking advantage of Dean's abandonment issues by insinuating that the loyalty and love he has for Cas is not returned.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In-Universe, Castiel considers her to have crossed it after she has the patrons of an entire restaurant slaughtered and the sole survivor blinded and Mind Raped so that she can only repeat, "You have to stop," all to give Cas a Heroic BSOD long enough to catch him. When it succeeds, Naomi kills said survivor in the same way you might swat a fly.
  • Not So Stoic: Normally calm and in control, she definitely shows signs of losing her cool in "Torn and Frayed" and "Goodbye Stranger" when Castiel hesitates to kill Samandriel and defies her by refusing to kill Dean. She seems to become a lot more frustrated and frazzled after that.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Going with her business look.
  • Redemption Equals Death: When she finds out Metatron's Evil Plan, she is badly shaken and goes to Dean and Cas to try to warn them; having realized the error of her ways, she also offers an olive branch to Castiel, telling him that she will start listening to him if he is willing to talk to her. When she returns to Heaven, Metatron kills her.
  • Smug Smiler: It's even in the photo! Though she isn't on par with Zachariah. She surpasses him.
  • Torture Technician: Has been implied to have tortured Castiel both physically and psychologically since pulling him out of Purgatory.
  • Villainous Rescue:
    • She saves Castiel from Purgatory to use him for her own purposes.
    • In "Taxi Driver," she intervenes to scare Crowley off and send Bobby's soul up to Heaven to help the Winchesters complete the second trial to seal Hell.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She might be doing some pretty abhorrent things, but it's not that she wants to do them; she just goes with what sounds like the most logical course of action for preserving Heaven, no matter how many angels she has to brainwash or people she has to have killed.
    Castiel: What did I just do?
    Naomi: You killed a traitor.
    Castiel: Samandriel... was good. And I was trying to atone for—
    Naomi: Samandriel was broken. He revealed the existence of what I would die to protect—what any of us would die to protect.

     Ion 

Portrayed by Josh Kalender.

First appearance: "The Great Escapist" (S08, Ep21).

Rank in Heaven: Naomi's assistant.

"You soldiers, down in the garrison, at least they let you believe the lie. Upstairs, working for Naomi, working in Intelligence, we had no option but to live in the dirt. She never reset me completely. I always knew too much, I had to... I had to do my job."

An angel who worked under Naomi in the intelligence department of Heaven, but is actually a double agent for Crowley.
  • Broken Angel: Due to Naomi brainwashing him over and over again. Ironically, this is what causes him to betray her.
  • Eye Scream: Castiel kills Ion by shoving a bullet made from a melted-down angel-blade through Ion's eye.
  • Manchurian Agent: While Ion was never reset completely due to his job in intelligence, he admits he was brainwashed so many times he does not know what the mission is anymore.
  • The Mole: While working for Naomi, he was actually on Crowley's payroll, giving the King of Hell information and eventually doing his bidding.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Crowley shoots Ion in the arm with a bullet made from an angel blade.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: His vessel wears a well-fitted gray suit and tie.
  • Straw Nihilist: Ion tells Castiel, "Nothing matters." Castiel replies, "You are so wrong, brother. It all matters."

     Esper 

Portrayed by Nelson Leis.

First appearance: "The Great Escapist" (S08, Ep21).

Rank in Heaven: Naomi's assistant.

Esper works under Naomi's direction in Heaven's Intelligence division.

     Metatron 

Portrayed by Curtis Armstrong.

First appearance: "The Great Escapist" (S08, Ep21).

Rank in Heaven: Celestial administration; Scribe of God; Sole occupant.

"When you create stories, you become gods of tiny, intricate dimensions unto themselves."

Metatron worked in the secretarial pool of Heaven until God chose him as His Scribe. God had Metatron create the Word, tablets with instructions on His creations. After God disappeared and the Archangels started scheming to take over the universe, Metatron realized they would need the Word of God, and therefore him, to do this, so he fled from Heaven and lived with the Two Rivers Tribe in Colorado, asking that the tribe give him stories as tribute.

Metatron remained isolated from the events of Heaven, Hell, and the world, until Sam and Dean visit him, attempting to find out what the third Trial is to close the gates of Hell. As it turns out, going to him leads to something else entirely.
  • All According to Plan: Dean finding him and trying to fight him. In the Season 9 finale, there's even at least one moment during their fight in which he could easily snap Dean's neck, but he pauses and puts his head back into a more natural position. Instead he waits until he has the angel blade ready and stabs him with it. It only makes sense later, when he shows Castiel the blood-soaked blade to rub in he hit him where it hurts most.
  • Almighty Janitor: Describes himself as just a "pencil-pusher" type normal angel until God picked him to be His scribe, but he becomes one of the biggest threats in the series thanks to his machinations, knowledge, and damage level. Justified, as God told him some major secrets which he uses to his advantage.
  • Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Metatron had withdrawn from the world, Heaven, and Hell to the point that he had not heard about the events of the Apocalypse, but now he is back in the game. Not that that's a good thing.
  • Badass Beard / Beard of Evil: Appears to be a Badass Beard at first, before his true colors are shown.
  • Badass Bookworm: Metatron really just wanted to sit around and read the stories, and is also extremely smart. That won't stop him from using a double-barrel shotgun on a couple of people he believed to be intruders.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: For the most part, Metatron comes across as an affable guy who simply wants to be left alone to read books. Then he literally razes Heaven as revenge for the Archangels pissing him off.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Even though Crowley have been the biggest threat throughout Season 8, but after Metatron reveals his true colors and also kills Naomi, he's a much more bigger threat in the season finale.
    • He was part of this with Bartholomew, Malachi, and Abaddon for Season 9. After the three have been killed off at different points throughout the season, he becomes the sole Big Bad of Season 9.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He saves Kevin from Crowley using his angelic powers.
  • Bookworm: He really loves books, so much so that he had them delivered by the dozen and exchanged in enhanced life spans for regular stories.
  • The Chessmaster: At times, he shows this. He successfully got Cas to raise an army, then forced several other angels to become suicide bombers, just so he could improve his popularity and steal Cas' followers by incriminating him for the attacks.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The beginning of "Meta Fiction" in which he explains his plan while looking directly at the camera. Subverted in that he's really addressing a bound-and-gagged Castiel.
  • Break Them by Talking: deals a massive one to Castiel in the Season 9 finale using this, making sure he also tells him why his motives aren't really all that noble in the meanwhile. Unfortunately for him (or not), this same speech containes the Engineered Public Confession staged by Castiel that the latter uses to defeat him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has got this gift.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The Archangels' scheming forced him to flee Heaven. So what does he do? Condemn all the other angels to fall from grace, even though the ones he fled from are either dead or sealed away.
  • Esoteric Motifs: Metatron is identified with a symbol consisting of an octagon surrounded by a triangle inside a larger circle with three smaller circles along the sides of the triangle.
  • Evil All Along: In the finale of Season 8, it turns out that Metatron, who advised the brothers on the last trial to seal Hell and was guiding Castiel in another set of trials to seal off the now-corrupt Heaven, was not as harmless as he appeared; he didn't warn the Winchesters that completing their trials would kill Sam or that the trials he was helping Castiel with were actually components of a spell to banish all angels from Heaven as petty revenge for being forced to leave Heaven centuries earlier.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Chuck Shurley (who may or may not have been God the whole time). Metatron and Chuck are both writers. Chuck simply wrote everything he saw down, without any expectation of a reward; Metatron, on the other hand, wrote his "story" with the expressly stated intent to make himself not only the "hero" and but a god.
  • Famed in Story: Inverse, he tries to write his story presenting himself as the hero.
  • Exposition Beam: He forces a few millennium worth of stories into Castiel's head so he will understand his (and everyone else's) references to human culture.
  • Fantastic Racism: Extremely looks down upon the Nephilim, even if they only want to live in peace and not bother anyone.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Appears to be friendly and jolly at first, and would even help out one of God's Prophets, but beneath that friendly exterior lays a very bitter and vengeful being willing to cast down all angels to Walk the Earth.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Just a normal angel who wants to help like Castiel HOLY SHIT did he take away Castiel's grace and kick every angel out of Heaven?!
  • The Ghost: Metatron was mentioned and referenced once in late Season 7 and several times throughout Season 8, but doesn't actually appear until "The Great Escapist."
  • A God Am I: His goal in Season 9. Castiel even states he's trying to play God.
  • Hannibal Lecture: In "Meta Fiction," when he's speaking to Castiel.
  • Healing Hands: Starts using this in his plan to get mankind to worship him by playing Jesus.
  • Hero Killer: In the Season 9 finale, he kills Dean, leading to the latter returning as a demon at the episode's end.
  • Hidden Villain: In Season 8.
  • Humans Are Special: Metatron is amazed by the inventiveness of humans and has presumably spent millennia listening to their stories and reading books.
  • Irony: Metatron's angel-banishing spell ended up freeing Gadreel from his prison, and he even brags to Gadreel in "Holy Terror" that he was the one who freed him from his dungeon. In the Season 9 finale, Metatron ends up imprisoned in the same dungeon he had freed Gadreel from in the first time with his spell.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: His murder of Naomi by giving her a Karmic Death in the Season 8 finale.
  • Laughably Evil: He can be pretty hilarious sometimes in a nerdy sort of way. But then the Evil side takes over...
  • Mad Artist: He sees himself as a great epic novelist, with all the people he manipulates or kills as characters there to advance his plot.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Played Castiel like a fiddle to do what he wants in late Season 8 and manipulates Gadreel over to his side in Season 9.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Castiel and later Gadreel.
  • The Power of Creation: Metatron is amazed by humanity's ability to create stories.
    Metatron: But really... really, it was your storytelling. That is the true flower of free will. At least as you've mastered it so far. When you create stories, you become gods of tiny, intricate dimensions unto themselves. So many worlds! I have read... as much as it's possible for an angel to read, and I haven't caught up.
  • Revenge Before Reason: It doesn't matter how much trouble booting all the angels from Heaven may cause; he's obsessed with revenge for the Archangels forcing him to flee Heaven.
  • Screw Destiny: Unlike most angels, Metatron does not appeal to fate and celebrates free will.
    Metatron: You really intend on closing the doors of Hell?
    Dean: Seems like the thing to do, don't it?
    Metatron: It's your choice. And that's what this has all been about, the choices your kind make.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: After being apprehended by the angels in the Season 9 finale.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Though a minor angel and not even a warrior, Metatron really has a big ego; he holds himself up as a successor to God and claims he is better cause he doesn't publish the first draft.
  • Smug Snake: Very smart and cunning, but not smart enough as the Season 9 finale showed us.
  • Special Person, Normal Name: Metatron, the Scribe of God... "Marv" to the locals.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After saving Kevin. He takes several after getting his hands on the Angel Tablet and using it to augment his powers to god like
  • The Three Trials: He, after all, was the one who created them to shut down Hell. He also knows the ones that can shut down Heaven, too. In actuality, this was a lie since his real goal was to get into Heaven and not shut it down, but cast a spell that caused all angels to fall.
  • True Neutral: Invoked by himself, when he intentionally cuts himself out from the whole world to avoid getting in the fight between Michael and Lucifer. He'd also rather listen to the stories as told by people and read up on mankind's greatest books. Sam and Dean call him out for it and mention to Metatron about Kevin by telling him how much hell the kid has gone through. Metatron also sees what happened with Sam and how close he was getting to the last test. When that was said and done, Metatron decides to do something about it. Of course, they find out later that this was not a good thing.
  • Wham Line: Provides a great dozy of one when he mentions what the Third Trial was: to cure a demon.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Gadreel about reshaping Heaven together. He accepts.
  • Wicked Cultured: Down to his love of reading he is very well read, able to casually quote Samuel Johnson. His office in Heaven certainly qualifies him.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: It's unclear if he's being honest, but he tells Castiel in "Meta Fiction" that he sees himself as a hero and wants to get Castiel to become the villain.
  • Wrote the Book: Literally, thanks to writing down all the stuff in the tablets.
    Dean: How did you get past Crowley's angel-warding?
    Metatron: I'm the Scribe of God. I erased it.

    Ezekiel 
Spoilers! Click here to see Ezekiel in his other vessel. 

Portrayed by: Tahmoh Penikett, Jared Padalecki

First appearance: "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" (S9, Ep01)

Rank In Heaven: Guardian of the Garden of Eden; Fallen Angel.

"Believe it or not, some of us still do believe in our mission. And that means we believe in Castiel...and you."

Ezekiel (revealed to be Gadreel) is a warrior angel who was injured when he fell to Earth after Metatron cast all the angels out of Heaven. He was able to take a vessel and answers Dean's prayer to help in healing Sam. He finds that Sam is so damaged that he must possess Sam and heal him from the inside.
  • Angelic Beauty: Just look at him. Ezekiel is gorgeous...or at least his human vessel(s) are.
  • Anti-Villain: Type III / Type I. He believes in having some honor, even against enemies.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: He tends to use old-fashioned sounding words like "entangling" and quaint phrasing like "did me no favors," which goes well with Tahmoh Penikett's soft-spoken Yukon accent. Jared copies this when he plays Ezekiel.
  • The Atoner: Still feels the guilt for failing back in Eden, which Metatron happily manipulates.
  • Badass Baritone: Much like a few of the other male angels.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Implied, as Gadreel didn't enjoy killing any of his targets except for Thaddeus, the guard who tortured him in Heaven's dungeon. At the very least, being tortured made him unrepentant to kill.
  • The Big Guy: Ezekiel is very tall. That includes both his original vessel and Sam.
  • Body Surf: Ezekiel moves from his original vessel to Sam.
  • Broken Angel: Ezekiel is weak and claims to have been injured in the fall.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: The real Ezekiel died during the fall of angels. Gadreel took his identity because the latter had a good reputation.
  • The Dragon: Becomes this to Metatron in "Holy Terror".
  • Enemy Within: Ezekiel convinces Dean that they cannot tell Sam about the possession because Sam would eject Ezekiel and then die.
  • Gentle Giant: Appears this when possessing Sam, Subverted after he switches to Metatron's team and murders Kevin.
  • Glowing Eyes: When Ezekiel possesses Sam, his eyes glow blue.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Ezekiel argues for compassion but is willing to fight his brother.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Despite being good or not, as a result of the fall or of his imprisonment in Heaven, his wings appear skeletal and singed.
  • Grand Theft Me: Ezekiel possesses Sam for the first part of Season 9.
  • Guardian Angel: Ezekiel argues for this role for angels, even though that seems at odds with most of the angels we have seen in Supernatural.
    Ezekiel: Easy there, brother. This young man has prayed for our assistance. Are we creatures of wrath or compassion? I would argue the latter.
  • Healing Hands: Ezekiel puts his hand on Sam's chest but says Sam is too weak. He is, however, able to resurrect Castiel in "I'm No Angel" with light glowing from his hands. The actors have joked that the process took 15 minutes and half a bottle of massage oil.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: His allegiance is all over the place. He starts out as the guardian of the Garden of Eden, then lets Lucifer into the Garden and is punished for his crime. After his unexpected release, he tries to atone by helping Dean save Sam, only to be convinced by the conniving Metatron to join his new army. Later on, he joins the Winchesters again, but the vengeful Dean is having none of it. Gadreel eventually helps Castiel infiltrate Heaven, but fails and commits suicide in a final act of atonement.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Ezekiel (or his human vessel) wears a black leather jacket.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Gadreel believed that Metatron would bring the angels back to Heaven. It takes him the entire season to realize that Metatron is a douche who sacrifices his own minions.
  • Hunk: Ezekiel's vessels (with one of them being Sam) are pretty darn attractive.
  • Hyde Plays Jekyll: Convincingly pretends to be Sam in "Holy Terror."
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He tells Dean that having killed Kevin Tran is for the best.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: With Sam. Ezekiel convinces Dean that Sam cannot know about his presence.
    Dean: So, what he does—what, is he gonna feel you inside, triaging his spleen?
    Ezekiel: He will not feel me, no. There is no reason for Sam to know I'm in here at all.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Ezekiel (and Dean) enter Sam's mind to observe, and later Ezekiel returns disguised as Dean to trick Sam to accept their plan.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Kills Abner, his former friend, on Metatron's orders.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Ezekiel erases Sam's memories of almost dying before relinquishing control of Sam's body. He also erases Sam's memories whenever he manifests control, such as when he takes out the demons, in order to maintain the ruse.
  • Meaningful Name: Ezekiel is a Hebrew name which means "God strengthens." Ezekiel is possessing Sam in order to heal and strengthen him after he was near-death. Ezekiel was also a Hebrew prophet and priest who lived in exile in Babylon, and the angels have been exiled from Heaven. Ultimately subverted as his name is revealed not to be Ezekiel after all.
  • Mission from God: Ezekiel says he and other angels still believe in Castiel and the Winchesters, presumably because God brought Castiel back to life after they opposed the Apocalypse and sent Lucifer back to the pit.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Many female fans were already commenting on how hot and physically attractive Ezekiel was even before he made his debut.
  • My Greatest Failure: He was God's most trusted angel and was asked to protect the Garden of Eden from Lucifer. His failure led him to be locked a dungeon in Heaven.
  • Nerves of Steel: Able to take extreme torture which broke other angels, as shown in "Road Trip".
  • No Doubt The Years Have Changed Me: One of the unnamed angels in "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" does not recognize Ezekiel, and Ezekiel seems reluctant to give him his name.
    Angel: Forgive me, brother. I don't recognize you.
    Ezekiel: Happy to make your re-acquaintance. After you disarm.
  • Not-So-Small Role: When Genre Savvy viewers spot Tahmoh Penikett getting off the bus, they realize he will have more than a small part.
  • Noble Demon: Believes in having honor and doesn't like subterfuge even against sworn enemies. Castiel believes he can make Gadreel see Metatron for what he is due to this very trope.
  • One-Winged Angel: Despite being a Fallen Angel, he's still got some power left in him, although it takes a lot out of him.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: Ezekiel suffers this, although Dean was the one responsible for the victory.
    Ezekiel: I heard your prayer, and I am here to help. (his eyes close and he thuds against the ground)
    • Happens again in "I'm No Angel," after he resurrects Castiel and closes up his wounds. In his current state, he's a bit prone to Power Strain Blackout.
  • Questionable Consent: Sam says "yes" to Ezekiel helping him, but thinks he is saying "yes" to Dean and does not know what the help entails.
    Ezekiel as Dean: Sam, listen to me. I made you a promise in that church. You and me, come whatever. Well, hell, if this ain't whatever... But you got to let me in, man. You got to let me help. There ain't no me if there ain't no you.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In the Season 9 finale, Gadreel sacrifices himself so Castiel can get free and stop Metatron.
  • Redemption Quest: A villainous example. Gadreel wants to get back in Heaven's good graces, even if it means killing good people like Kevin.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: A very short one, but upon being assigned to kill the angel who tortured him, Gadreel kills him with his own blade while he's apologizing. It's not particularly sadistic or cruel, but if nothing else, it's obvious that this was the only kill he enjoyed.
  • Sanity Slippage: While being tortured by Crowley, it becomes clear that Gadreel truly believes Metatron's lies and thinks that he's helping save Heaven.
  • The Stoic: Rarely shows any emotion, and commonly speaks in a monotone fashion.
  • Symbiotic Possession: Ezekiel possesses Sam in order to heal both Sam and himself, but Sam is unaware of this.
  • Technopath: In Sam's hospital room, Ezekiel silences the monitor alarms by waving his hand.
  • Torture Always Works: Subverted. Crowley could only force Gadreel to reveal his name before he summoned the willpower to overcome the hacking.
  • Walking the Earth: Ezekiel was getting off a bus with a backpack, but when he heard Dean's prayer, he got back on the bus.
  • Walking Spoiler: His possession of Sam, and his true nature qualifies him.
  • Willing Channeler: Ezekiel poses as Dean to get Sam's permission.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He thinks that by working with Metatron, he's become The Lancer (and The Atoner) trying to fix the world. Castiel helps him see the truth, and he becomes The Atoner for real.

     Hael 

Portrayed by: Grace Phipps

First appearance: "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" (S9, Ep01)

Rank In Heaven: Fallen Angel

"It was a normal day, and then just...dark. And then I was just...falling. How could that happen?"

Hael fell to Earth after Metatron's spell, and meets Castiel. She seems excited about visiting the Grand Canyon, which she made during her last visit to Earth, and exploring free will. She took the vessel of a young woman, who is unable to contain her, and wants to take Castiel as her new vessel.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Castiel.
  • Meaningful Name: Hael means "angel of kindness." Ironic, considering her agenda for Castiel.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Hael does not understand why she cannot go with Castiel and says she needs his help. Castiel unsuccessfully tries to convince her she can do it herself.
  • Possession Burnout: Hael's original vessel cannot contain her, and the skin of the young woman she possessed is burning away.
  • Public Domain Character: Hael is the name of an angel in old texts on magic associated with King Solomon. In the Grimorium Verum, Hael and Sergulath rule the spirits Proculo, Haristum, Brulefer, Pentagnony, Aglasis, Sidragrosam, Minosom and Bucon, and Hael is assigned powers over writing and speech. In the Ars Paulina of the Lemegeton, Hael is an angel ruling the eighth degree of Aries.
  • Title Drop: Hael comes close to saying the title of the Season 9 premiere when she says, "You were right, Castiel. With us together, I think I could learn to like it here."
  • Willing Channeler: Hael begs Castiel to possess him and use him as a vessel.

     Bartholomew 

Portrayed by: Adam J. Harrington

First appearance: "I'm No Angel" (S9, Ep03)

Rank In Heaven: Formerly Naomi's lieutenant, now leader of fallen angels.

Bartholomew is the leader of a secret faction of fallen angels searching for new vessels. To this end, he's made an arrangement with the Reverend Buddy Boyle, a TV minister who preaches openness to the Heavenly Host. He is also directing the search for Castiel.
  • Badass Boast: One of his subordinates is clearly nervous about pursuing Castiel, calling him "a madman and very dangerous." Bartholomew tells her, "No, I'm the one who's dangerous!"
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Nice enough that he takes the time to wipe off blood and other bits of a woman who couldn't contain an angel.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Malachi, Metatron and Abaddon for Season 9.
  • Blatant Lies: "God has personally assured me that He is highly pleased with your work. He prepareth a special reward for helping to populate a true Heaven on Earth." You mean the same God whose absence has driven the plot from Season 4 onwards?
  • Disc One Final Boss: Castiel kills him in self-defense in "Captives."
  • Do Not Call Me Paul: Does not appreciate being called "Bart."
  • Envy: Though smug, Bartholomew reveals he is in fact envious of Castiel, due to when they fought together against Raphael, Castiel strategy succeeded when his worries failed. Its implied its partially down to Envy he is evil.
  • Evil Former Friend: He used to be Castiel's friend, and the two even fought together in heaven's civil war, however Bartholomew became envious at Cas's ability and success compared to his failure. Never the less, upon there first meeting since the fall Bartholomew tried to recruit Cas to his side, and restore there friendship with him in the dominant role.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Has a polite and kind façade which he uses when he wants to gain something, but is truly very col and uncaring inside.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Untrustworthy kind, showing his cold inner nature.
  • Jerkass: Is entirely unbothered when a woman who's agreed to be an angel's vessel explodes from contact.
    Bartholomew: Buddy, the simple truth is, not all who are willing are designed to contain Heaven's grace. We have to expect a casualty now and then. It's a small price to pay, when you think about it.
    Rev. Boyle: Like the Lamb of the Sacrifice?
    Bartholomew: (smirks) Sure.
  • Klingon Promotion: Bartholomew has taken over Naomi's faction after Metatron iced her in the Season 8 finale. Maurice the Reaper calls him her protégé and "an up-and-comer."
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Reverend Boyle.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Easily manipulates Reverend Boyle into providing his followers with Vessels and keeps him going after he see's that some people can't hold Angels and it kills them.
  • Mean Boss: Quick to blame his two underling angels for Castiel's continuing evasion of capture.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Bartholomew is certainly arrogant, even refusing to negotiate with his rival angel leaders and dismissing Malachi as a thug.
  • Smug Snake: For all his ego, he really isn't anything special and can't live up to his mentor.

    Ephraim 

Portrayed by: Ashton Holmes

First appearance: "Heaven Can't Wait" (S9, Ep06)

Rank In Heaven: Healing specialist with the Rita-Zien

Ephraim was a member of the Rita-Zien, a specialized corps of war angels who cured the wounded and ended the suffering of those beyond help. Once banished to Earth, he starts a campaign of killing humans who are in pain and despair, starting with his meatsuit's wife.
  • Anti-Villain: Type III. His horrible actions are motivated by a genuine desire to end the suffering on Earth than actual malice.
  • Combat Medic: His specific job, as that what his class of angels are for.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He vaporizes a man who had just hung up on a suicide hotline, then does the same to a teenage girl upset (but not suicidal) because she was publicly dumped by her boyfriend.
  • Fish out of Water: Ephraim had never left Heaven before Metatron cast his banishing spell, and his overzealousness is partly attributable to unfamiliarity with human emotions.
  • Psycho Supporter: To Castiel. Not that he'll let that stop him from killing the now-human Cas out of pity.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He genuinely believes that he is helping people, due to the fact he is not used to human emotions and average human sadness is the equivalent of an angel being fatally wounded.

    Malachi 

Portrayed by: Stephen Taylor

First appearance: "Holy Terror" (S9, Ep09)

Rank in Heaven: Unknown, but referred to as "The Anarchist"

Malachi is the leader of a faction of angels seeking to rule the Heaven all of them were evicted from in the Fall. His side is in a bitter rivalry with Bartholomew's.

    Abner 

Portrayed by: Dan Payne

First appearance: "Road Trip" (S9, Ep10)

Rank In Heaven: Prisoner

Abner was a prisoner in Heaven for 700 years, during which he befriended Gadreel and was tortured by the guards, including Thaddeus. Upon falling to Earth after Metatron works his angel-banishing spell, he possesses an abusive husband and lives happily with the man's wife and daughter.
  • Good Parents: Becomes one to the daughter of his vessel.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He considered himself a terrible angel and much better off living with a wife and kid, working nine to five in tech support.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Minor example, but he chose an abusive husband for his vessel so that he could act without feeling guilty about taking away his vessel's freedom.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Gadreel kills him shortly after we meet him.

    Thaddeus 

Portrayed by: Wesley MacInnes

First appearance: "Road Trip" (S9, Ep10)

Rank In Heaven: Guard

One of the guards of Heaven who tortured Abner and Gadreel. The latter kills him for it with his own weapon.

    Hannah 

Portrayed by: Erica Carroll

First appearance: "Meta Fiction" (S9, Ep18)

Rank in Heaven: Unknown

A angel who fell to Earth after the Metatron banished all angels from heaven, she eventually encountered Castiel and worked with him to restore the angels to heaven and defeat Metatron.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: She goes from being neutral, to supporting Castiel, to defecting to Metatron with the rest of Castiel's group, and the back to Castiel.
  • Number Two: To Castiel after he began gathering angels to oppose Metatron.
  • Sole Survivor: Hannah is the only angel who survived an attack from Metatron. The latter reveals afterward he did it on purpose.

Nephilim

     Jane 

Portrayed by Linda Tomassone.

First appearance: "Clip Show" (S08, Ep22).

Rank in Heaven: Nephilim.

"I'll show you an abomination."

Jane is a waitress at a restaurant in Ojai, California. She is also the only Nephilim on Earth. It is not explained how she came to exist, and which of her parents is an angel. She has some supernatural powers, but it is not established whether she has a soul or grace.
  • Aura Vision: She is able to see the angels' halos, but Castiel does not recognize her angelic heritage and must be told what she is.
  • Eye Lights Out: Her silver-glowing eyes fade and return to human eyes when she is killed, instead of the typical angel Throat Light.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Silver-glowing eyes when she reveals her powers.
  • Half-Breed Discrimination: She is considered an abomination by the angels (specifically Metatron), as angels producing offspring with humans is forbidden.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-human and half-angel.
  • Hybrid Power: She was physically stronger then Castiel or Metatron; she was able to toss them around in a fight.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Castiel stabs her through the neck from behind with his angel blade.
  • Killed Off for Real: Killed by Castiel in the same episode in which she was introduced.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Able to be killed by an angel blade.
  • Last of His Kind: The only Nephilim on Earth.
  • Organ Theft: Castiel cuts out her heart as Metatron tells him this is the first trial to close the Gates of Heaven, but it is actually one of the items Metatron needs to expel the angels from Heaven.
  • Super Strength: Able to hold her own against two angels and stronger then a seraph (though he was still recovering from being near fatally wounded and weaker than normal).

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