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* {{Foil}}: Metatron is this to Chuck during his brief time as a "storyteller". While Chuck is laid-back, casual, and tends to do things like write in his pajamas, Metatron is a pretentious douchebag who wears a cravat.

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* {{Foil}}: Metatron is this to Chuck during his brief time as a "storyteller". While Chuck is laid-back, casual, and tends to do things like write in his pajamas, pajamas (and admits when his writing is terrible), Metatron is a pretentious douchebag who wears a cravat.cravat and gloats about his story.

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* {{Foil}}: Metatron is this to Chuck during his brief time as a "storyteller". While Chuck is laid-back, casual, and tends to do things like write in his pajamas, Metatron is a pretentious douchebag who wears a cravat.

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* CantStayNormal: Metatron complains that he made Castiel human hoping he would live happily ever after, but that he even screwed ''that'' up.


!!Body Count:

For this episode: at least 8 angels and 8 humans.

For the series so far = At least 1098 angels, 1021 humans (of which 8 were witches), 165 demons, 53 vampires, 49 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 21 gods, 19 zombies, 10 hellhounds, 9 werewolves, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 6 shapeshifters, 5 djinn, 4 dogs, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 4 reapers, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 rugarus, 2 Thule, 2 vetalas, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, 1 deer, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 pishtaco, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, 1 wicked witch, and 1 wraith.



-->'''Gabriel:''' Used most of my juice to get back into porn...thaaaat came out wrong. So did that.

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-->'''Gabriel:''' Used most of my juice to get back into porn...thaaaat came out wrong. So did that.


* GenreSavvy: Metatron shows up to the prisoner exchange knowing full well that the Winchesters have prepared a trap for him. He walks right into the middle of it and calmly asks if he's "hitting his mark."

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* GenreSavvy: Metatron shows up to the prisoner exchange knowing full well that the Winchesters have prepared a trap for him. He walks right into the middle of it and calmly asks if he's "hitting his mark."


* CallBack: Metatron asks Castiel [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E17GoodbyeStranger if it would kill him to read a book or watch a movie.]]


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** Metatron asks Castiel [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E17GoodbyeStranger if it would kill him to read a book or watch a movie.]]

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* CallBack: Metatron asks Castiel [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E17GoodbyeStranger if it would kill him to read a book or watch a movie.]]



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[[caption-width-right:350:H-Hannah, what happened here?]]


* ArchiveBinge: Invoked. With a single, painful touch, Metatron downloads 2,000 years' worth of literary, film, and television history directly into Castiel's brain. From now on, he ''will'' understand that reference.
* BackFromTheDead: Subverted with Gabriel. We never do get an answer to "Are you dead?"
* CreditsGag: The usual title card flares, burning wings and all--only to retract and bloom into a brightly colored "Metatron".

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* ArchiveBinge: Invoked. With a single, painful touch, Metatron downloads 2,000 years' worth of literary, film, and television history directly into Castiel's brain. From now on, he ''will'' understand that reference.
reference, although he may not understand why it's being applied or how it relates to the situation.
-->'''Sam:''' You want to sneak onto the Death Star, take out the emperor?
-->'''Castiel:''' Okay. I--I'm not sure what a fictional battle station in space has to do with this, but if taking out the emperor means taking out Metatron, I'm on board.
-->'''Dean:''' ''[exchanges confused looks with Sam]'' Wait, did you...did you just understand a [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star]] reference?
-->'''Castiel:''' Yeah, I think so. But I don't understand what that has to do with Heaven.
-->'''Sam:''' It's halfway, I guess.
* BackFromTheDead: Subverted Played with with Gabriel. We never do get an answer to "Are you dead?"
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: Dean's trying to remember that he can't kill Gadreel until he talks.
* ContinuityNod:
** We've seen Metatron wipe warding sigils [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E21TheGreatEscapist before]].
** Dean [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E13EveryoneHatesHitler still]] likes the shower in the bunker.
* CreditsGag: The usual title card flares, burning wings and all--only to retract and bloom into intact wings and a brightly colored "Metatron".



* NoSell: Metatron shows himself to be immune to angel traps and pretty much any other kind of warding, blowing out a ring of holy fire and the Impala trunk's anti-everything wards like birthday candles.
* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: Gadreel demands that Dean kill him. Dean figures life imprisonment (with a side of NoHoldsBarredBeatdown) would be [[CruelMercy a more satisfying punishment]].
* PornStache: Gabriel when he shows up at the door in ''Casa Erotica 14''.

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* NoSell: Metatron shows himself to be immune to angel traps and pretty much any other kind of warding, blowing out a ring of holy fire like a birthday candle and wiping the Impala trunk's anti-everything wards like birthday candles.
wards.
* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: Gadreel demands that Dean kill him. Dean figures life imprisonment (with a side of NoHoldsBarredBeatdown) would be [[CruelMercy a more satisfying punishment]].
punishment]], considering that Gadreel's a DeathSeeker.
* PornStache: Gabriel Gabriel's got one on when he shows up at the door in ''Casa Erotica 14''.


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* ShoutOut:
** Gabriel lied about watching ''Series/DowntonAbbey''.
** Sam and Dean mention the [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star]].
** Metatron is exasperated when Castiel doesn't get a ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' reference.


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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Castiel's nickname is spelled with two "s"s in Metatron's story. The fandom overwhelmingly spells it with just one.

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* PornStache: Gabriel when he shows up at the door in ''Casa Erotica 14''.


* ArchiveBinge: Invoked with a single, painful touch. Metatron downloads 2,000 years' worth of literary, film, and television history directly into Castiel's brain. From now on, he ''will'' understand that reference.

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* ArchiveBinge: Invoked with Invoked. With a single, painful touch. touch, Metatron downloads 2,000 years' worth of literary, film, and television history directly into Castiel's brain. From now on, he ''will'' understand that reference.



* NoSell: Metatron shows himself immune to angel traps and pretty much any other kind of warding, blowing out a ring of holy fire and the Impala trunk's anti-everything wards like birthday candles.

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* NoSell: Metatron shows himself to be immune to angel traps and pretty much any other kind of warding, blowing out a ring of holy fire and the Impala trunk's anti-everything wards like birthday candles.



-->'''Gabriel:''' Used most of my juice to get back into porn...Thaaaat came out wrong. So did that.

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-->'''Gabriel:''' Used most of my juice to get back into porn...Thaaaat thaaaat came out wrong. So did that.



'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\\
'''Season 9, Episode 18'''

!Meta Fiction

Written by Robbie Thompson.

Directed by Thomas J. Wright.

Air Date: April 15, 2014.



* AffablyEvil: ''Metatron.''

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* AffablyEvil: ''Metatron.''''Metatron''.



* ArchiveBinge: Invoked with a single, painful touch. Metatron downloads 2,000 years' worth of literary, film and television history directly into Castiel's brain. From now on, he ''will'' understand that reference.

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* ArchiveBinge: Invoked with a single, painful touch. Metatron downloads 2,000 years' worth of literary, film film, and television history directly into Castiel's brain. From now on, he ''will'' understand that reference.



* CreditsGag: The usual "Supernatural" title card flares, burnt wings and all — only to retract and bloom into a brightly coloured "Metatron".
* FourthWallPsych: In the teaser, Metatron looks directly into the camera and asks, "What makes a story work?" [[HowWeGotHere Later in the episode]] it's revealed that he's talking to Castiel.

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* CreditsGag: The usual "Supernatural" title card flares, burnt burning wings and all — only all--only to retract and bloom into a brightly coloured colored "Metatron".
* FourthWallPsych: In the teaser, Metatron looks directly into the camera and asks, "What makes a story work?" [[HowWeGotHere Later in the episode]] episode]], it's revealed that he's talking to Castiel.



'''Gadreel:''' He told you that he's always felt that way? That he thinks that you were just a scared little boy afraid to be on his own because [[WellDoneSonGuy Daddy never loved him enough]]? And he's right, isn't he? Right to think that you are a coward, a sad, clingy, needy—\\
'''Dean:''' [''punches Gadreel''] Keep it up!\\
'''Gadreel:''' —pathetic bottom-feeder who cannot even take care of himself, who would rather drag ''everyone'' through the mud than be alone! Who would let everyone around him ''die!''

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'''Gadreel:''' He told you that he's always felt that way? That he thinks that you were just a scared little boy afraid to be on his own because [[WellDoneSonGuy Daddy never loved him enough]]? And he's right, isn't he? Right to think that you are a coward, a sad, clingy, needy—\\
needy--\\
'''Dean:''' [''punches Gadreel''] ''[punches Gadreel]'' Keep it up!\\
'''Gadreel:''' —pathetic --pathetic bottom-feeder who cannot even take care of himself, who would rather drag ''everyone'' through the mud than be alone! Who would let everyone around him ''die!''''die''!



* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Presumably thanks to the Mark of Cain, Dean is strong enough to ''beat an angel unconscious''. Even if said angel was depowered and defenseless (and Sam managed to land a good punch on him too), the last [[SupernaturalS04E22LuciferRising two]] [[SupernaturalS05E14MyBloodyValentine times]] Dean tried to punch an angel, he nearly broke his hand.

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* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Presumably thanks to the Mark of Cain, Dean is strong enough to ''beat an angel unconscious''. Even if said angel was depowered and defenseless (and Sam managed to land a good punch on him too), the last [[SupernaturalS04E22LuciferRising two]] [[SupernaturalS05E14MyBloodyValentine times]] Dean tried to punch punched an angel, he nearly broke his hand.



-->'''Gabriel''': Used most of my juice to get back into porn… Thaaaat came out wrong. So did that.

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-->'''Gabriel''': -->'''Gabriel:''' Used most of my juice to get back into porn… porn...Thaaaat came out wrong. So did that.


* ArchiveBinge: With a single, painful touch, Metatron downloads 2,000 years' worth of literary, film and television history directly into Castiel's brain. From now on, he ''will'' understand that reference.

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* ArchiveBinge: With Invoked with a single, painful touch, touch. Metatron downloads 2,000 years' worth of literary, film and television history directly into Castiel's brain. From now on, he ''will'' understand that reference.


-->'''Gabriel''': I used most of my juice to get back into porn… That came out wrong. And that.

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-->'''Gabriel''': I used Used most of my juice to get back into porn… That Thaaaat came out wrong. And So did that.

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