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* GratuitousGerman: The German officer speaks some German on the phone at the start of the episode. The grammar of the lines is almost correct and the actor doesn't mangle the pronunciation so badly as to be unintelligible, but it's still very obvious that the production team didn't bother to find someone who is actually fluent in German or at least has spent some time surrounded by native speakers (e.g. as a soldier or exchange student). Sam also mispronounces the word "Ahnenerbe" so badly that a native speaker wouldn't recognize what he means without trying to spell out what he says and then reverse-engineering the intended word taking common mistakes into account.[[note]]He says "Annenerbe", which sounds like the inheritance of someone called "Anne" or maybe the heritage of some order of nuns calling themselves "Annes" after a saint. The H in "Ahnen" (English: ancestors) means that it should be pronounced with a long A, like in "bath".[[/note]]

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* GratuitousGerman: The German Nazi officer speaks some German on the phone at the start of the episode. The grammar of the lines is almost correct and the actor doesn't mangle the pronunciation so badly as to be unintelligible, but it's still very obvious that the production team didn't bother to find someone who is actually fluent in German or at least has spent some time surrounded by native speakers (e.g. as a soldier or exchange student). Sam also mispronounces the word "Ahnenerbe" so badly that a native speaker wouldn't recognize what he means without trying to spell out what he says and then reverse-engineering the intended word taking common mistakes into account.[[note]]He says "Annenerbe", which sounds like the inheritance of someone called "Anne" or maybe the heritage of some order of nuns calling themselves "Annes" "the Annes" after a saint. The H in "Ahnen" (English: ancestors) means that it should be pronounced with a long A, like in "bath".[[/note]]

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* GratuitousGerman: The German officer speaks some German on the phone at the start of the episode. The grammar of the lines is almost correct and the actor doesn't mangle the pronunciation so badly as to be unintelligible, but it's still very obvious that the production team didn't bother to find someone who is actually fluent in German or at least has spent some time surrounded by native speakers (e.g. as a soldier or exchange student). Sam also mispronounces the word "Ahnenerbe" so badly that a native speaker wouldn't recognize what he means without trying to spell out what he says and then reverse-engineering the intended word taking common mistakes into account.[[note]]He says "Annenerbe", which sounds like the inheritance of someone called "Anne" or maybe the heritage of some order of nuns calling themselves "Annes" after a saint. The H in "Ahnen" (English: ancestors) means that it should be pronounced with a long A, like in "bath".[[/note]]


* ArtifactOfDoom : A "Hand of God" is not ''literally'' a hand of God, but an artifact that is said to have been touched by God and thus contains some of his power. The object in this episode is a chunk of wood that is revealed to be a fragment of TheArkOfTheCovenant.

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* ArtifactOfDoom : A "Hand of God" is not ''literally'' a hand of God, but an artifact that is said to have been touched by God and thus contains some of his His power. The object in this episode is a chunk of wood that is revealed to be a fragment of TheArkOfTheCovenant.



* ChekhovsGun: In keeping with his previous appearances, Lucifer is extremely powerful, which allows Lucifer to keep Castiel suppressed in his own vessel. Midway through the episode, Lucifer!Cas mixes a potion that calls for the power of an archangel. Not knowing Lucifer is in Castiel's vessel and believing Castiel's lower tier angel powers to not be strong enough, Sam reminds Cas that the last time the latter needed a super charge, he touched Bobby's soul for a boost. The series has long established that those who are possessed are fully aware of what's going on around them, even when they aren't in control. Later on, Lucifer!Cas decides to get rid of Sam by touching Sam's soul (a procedure in which the vessel exploding is a well-known possible outcome). When Lucifer!Cas touches Sam's soul, Castiel emerges and briefly takes control of his vessel. It's likely touching Sam's soul was what gave Cas the turbo boost he needed to briefly surface and save Sam's life and it all stemmed from Sam reminding Cas of how to get a power boost.

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* ChekhovsGun: In keeping with his previous appearances, Lucifer is extremely powerful, which allows Lucifer to keep Castiel suppressed in his own vessel.vessel (makes sense, given that he's not only an archangel, but the ''first'' archangel). Midway through the episode, Lucifer!Cas mixes a potion that calls for the power of an archangel. Not knowing Lucifer is in Castiel's vessel and believing Castiel's lower tier angel powers to not be strong enough, Sam reminds Cas that the last time the latter needed a super charge, he touched Bobby's soul for a boost. The series has long established that those who are possessed are fully aware of what's going on around them, even when they aren't in control. Later on, Lucifer!Cas decides to get rid of Sam by touching Sam's soul (a procedure in which the vessel exploding is a well-known possible outcome). When Lucifer!Cas touches Sam's soul, Castiel emerges and briefly takes control of his vessel. It's likely touching Sam's soul was what gave Cas the turbo boost he needed to briefly surface and save Sam's life and it all stemmed from Sam reminding Cas of how to get a power boost.



* {{Ghostapo}}: The Nazis have access to supernatural augmentations that allowed them to track down the submarine containing the Hand of God. The commander in charge of the german destroyer is the same man who the Men of Letters agent killed at the beginning of the episode, only his augmentations healed him.

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* {{Ghostapo}}: The Nazis have access to supernatural augmentations that allowed them to track down the submarine containing the Hand of God. The commander in charge of the german German destroyer is the same man who the Men of Letters agent killed at the beginning of the episode, only his augmentations healed him.



* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Sam trying to will Castiel to reclaim his vessel. It doesn't work, both because Castel believes Lucifer is the only one capable of killing Amara, and because he ''knows'' only Lucifer cab save Dean.

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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Sam trying to will Castiel to reclaim his vessel. It doesn't work, both because Castel believes Lucifer is the only one capable of killing Amara, and because he ''knows'' only Lucifer cab can save Dean.


* ChekhovsGun: In keeping with his previous appearances, Lucifer is extremely strong and powerful, much more so than the angel Castiel. That strength allows Lucifer to keep Castiel suppressed in his own vessel. Midway through the episode, Lucifer!Cas mixes a potion that calls for the power of an archangel. Not knowing Lucifer is in Cas's vessel and believing Castiel's lower tier angel powers to not be strong enough, Sam reminds Cas that the last time Cas needed a super charge, he touched Bobby's soul for a boost. This is important, as the series has long established that those who are possessed are fully aware of what's going on around them, even when they aren't in control. Later on, Lucifer!Cas decides to get rid of Sam by touching Sam's soul (a procedure in which the vessel exploding is a well-known possible outcome.) When Lucifer!Cas touches Sam's soul, Castiel emerges and briefly takes control of his vessel. It's likely touching Sam's soul was what gave Cas the turbo boost he needed to briefly surface and save Sam's life and it all stemmed from Sam reminding Cas of how to get a power boost.

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* ChekhovsGun: In keeping with his previous appearances, Lucifer is extremely strong and powerful, much more so than the angel Castiel. That strength which allows Lucifer to keep Castiel suppressed in his own vessel. Midway through the episode, Lucifer!Cas mixes a potion that calls for the power of an archangel. Not knowing Lucifer is in Cas's Castiel's vessel and believing Castiel's lower tier angel powers to not be strong enough, Sam reminds Cas that the last time Cas the latter needed a super charge, he touched Bobby's soul for a boost. This is important, as the The series has long established that those who are possessed are fully aware of what's going on around them, even when they aren't in control. Later on, Lucifer!Cas decides to get rid of Sam by touching Sam's soul (a procedure in which the vessel exploding is a well-known possible outcome.) outcome). When Lucifer!Cas touches Sam's soul, Castiel emerges and briefly takes control of his vessel. It's likely touching Sam's soul was what gave Cas the turbo boost he needed to briefly surface and save Sam's life and it all stemmed from Sam reminding Cas of how to get a power boost.


* ArtifactOfDoom : A "Hand of God" is not ''literally a hand of God, but an artifact that is said to have been touched by God and thus contains some of his power. The object in this episode is a chunk of wood that is revealed to be a fragment of TheArkOfTheCovenant.

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* ArtifactOfDoom : A "Hand of God" is not ''literally ''literally'' a hand of God, but an artifact that is said to have been touched by God and thus contains some of his power. The object in this episode is a chunk of wood that is revealed to be a fragment of TheArkOfTheCovenant.


* ArtifactOfDoom : The "Hand of God" is an artifact that is said to have been touched by God and thus contains some of his power. The object itself is actually a fragment of TheArkOfTheCovenant.

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* ArtifactOfDoom : The A "Hand of God" is not ''literally a hand of God, but an artifact that is said to have been touched by God and thus contains some of his power. The object itself in this episode is actually a chunk of wood that is revealed to be a fragment of TheArkOfTheCovenant.



* ChekhovsGun: It is established early on that Lucifer is extremely strong and powerful, much more so than the angel Castiel. That strength allows Lucifer to keep Castiel suppressed in his own vessel. Midway through the episode, Lucifer!Cas mixes a potion that calls for the power of an archangel. Not knowing Lucifer is in Cas's vessel and believing Castiel's lower tier angel powers to not be strong enough, Sam reminds Cas that the last time Cas needed a super charge, he touched Bobby's soul for a boost. This is important, as the series has long established that those who are possessed are fully aware of what's going on around them, even when they aren't in control. Later on, Lucifer!Cas decides to get rid of Sam by touching Sam's soul (a procedure in which the vessel exploding is a well-known possible outcome.) When Lucifer!Cas touches Sam's soul, Castiel emerges and briefly takes control of his vessel. It's likely touching Sam's soul was what gave Cas the turbo boost he needed to briefly surface and save Sam's life and it all stemmed from Sam reminding Cas of how to get a power boost.

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* ChekhovsGun: It is established early on that In keeping with his previous appearances, Lucifer is extremely strong and powerful, much more so than the angel Castiel. That strength allows Lucifer to keep Castiel suppressed in his own vessel. Midway through the episode, Lucifer!Cas mixes a potion that calls for the power of an archangel. Not knowing Lucifer is in Cas's vessel and believing Castiel's lower tier angel powers to not be strong enough, Sam reminds Cas that the last time Cas needed a super charge, he touched Bobby's soul for a boost. This is important, as the series has long established that those who are possessed are fully aware of what's going on around them, even when they aren't in control. Later on, Lucifer!Cas decides to get rid of Sam by touching Sam's soul (a procedure in which the vessel exploding is a well-known possible outcome.) When Lucifer!Cas touches Sam's soul, Castiel emerges and briefly takes control of his vessel. It's likely touching Sam's soul was what gave Cas the turbo boost he needed to briefly surface and save Sam's life and it all stemmed from Sam reminding Cas of how to get a power boost.



* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Sam trying to will Castiel to reclaim his vessel.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The "Hand of God" relic will kill any mortal who wields its power. On top of that, it expends its power after a single use, making it little more than a paperweight after Dean retrieves it.

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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Sam trying to will Castiel to reclaim his vessel.
vessel. It doesn't work, both because Castel believes Lucifer is the only one capable of killing Amara, and because he ''knows'' only Lucifer cab save Dean.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The "Hand of God" relic will kill any mortal who wields its power. On top of that, it expends its power after a single use, making it little more than a paperweight after Dean retrieves it. To be fair, there was no indication of this being the case, since this was the first one they'd ever dealt with.

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* MoreExpendableThanYou: Implied when Castiel says he said yes to Lucifer because he wanted to be of service to the fight. Considering that he was the only other option besides Sam, and [[Recap/SupernaturalS11E10TheDevilInTheDetails another angel had pointed out that he was expendable shortly before he agreed]], his decision seems like this trope.


For this episode: at minimum 40 humans and 1 Thule.

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For this episode: at minimum ''at minimum'' 40 humans and 1 Thule.


For this episode: [at minimum] 40 humans and 1 Thule.

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For this episode: [at minimum] at minimum 40 humans and 1 Thule.

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!!Body Count:

For this episode: [at minimum] 40 humans and 1 Thule.

For the series so far = At least 1254 humans (of which 15 were witches), 1124 angels, 182 demons, 71 vampires, 52 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 22 gods, 19 zombies, 12 werewolves, 10 hellhounds, 7 shapeshifters, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 5 reapers, 4 dogs, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 Khan Worms, 3 Thule 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 rugarus, 2 vetalas, 2 zannas, 1 banshee, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, Death, 1 deer, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 nachzehrer, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 pishtaco, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 qarin, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, 1 wicked witch, and 1 wraith.

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'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\\
'''Season 11, Episode 14''':
! The Vessel


* ArtifactOfDoom : The "Hand of God" is an artifact that is said to have been touched by God and thus contains some of his power. The object itself is actually a fragment of the Ark of the Covenant.

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* ArtifactOfDoom : The "Hand of God" is an artifact that is said to have been touched by God and thus contains some of his power. The object itself is actually a fragment of the Ark of the Covenant.TheArkOfTheCovenant.



* PublicDomainArtifact: Lucifer calls for the most potent weapons in Hell's armory, and he handles one which looks remarkably like the Spear of Destiny.
* ShoutOut : When Dean is told the artifact is actually a piece of the Ark of the Covenant, he says the situation has gone [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk "full-on Raiders"]].

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* PublicDomainArtifact: ShoutOut : When Dean is told the artifact is actually a piece of TheArkOfTheCovenant, he says the situation has gone [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk "full-on Raiders"]].
* TheSpearOfDestiny:
Lucifer calls for the most potent weapons in Hell's armory, and he handles one which looks remarkably like the Spear of Destiny.
* ShoutOut : When Dean is told the artifact is actually a piece of the Ark of the Covenant, he says the situation has gone [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk "full-on Raiders"]].
Destiny.



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* ChekhovsGun: It is established early on that Lucifer is extremely strong and powerful, much more so than the angel Castiel. That strength allows Lucifer to keep Castiel suppressed in his own vessel. Midway through the episode, Lucifer!Cas mixes a potion that calls for the power of an archangel. Not knowing Lucifer is in Cas's vessel and believing Castiel's lower tier angel powers to not be strong enough, Sam reminds Cas that the last time Cas needed a super charge, he touched Bobby's soul for a boost. This is important, as the series has long established that those who are possessed are fully aware of what's going on around them, even when they aren't in control. Later on, Lucifer!Cas decides to get rid of Sam by touching Sam's soul (a procedure in which the vessel exploding is a well-known possible outcome.) When Lucifer!Cas touches Sam's soul, Castiel emerges and briefly takes control of his vessel. It's likely touching Sam's soul was what gave Cas the turbo boost he needed to briefly surface and save Sam's life and it all stemmed from Sam reminding Cas of how to get a power boost.


* ChekhovsGun: It is established early on that Lucifer is extremely strong and powerful, much more so than the angel Castiel. That strength allows Lucifer to keep Castiel suppressed in his own vessel. Midway through the episode, Lucifer!Cas mixes a potion that calls for the power of an archangel. Not knowing Lucifer is in Cas's vessel and believing Castiel's lower tier angel powers to not be strong enough, Sam reminds Cas that the last time Cas needed a super charge, he touched Bobby's soul for a boost. This is important, as the series has long established that those who are possessed are fully aware of what's going on around them, even when they aren't in control. Later on, Lucifer!Cas decides to get rid of Sam by touching Sam's soul (a procedure in which the vessel exploding is a well-known possible outcome.) When Lucifer!Cas touches Sam's soul, Castiel emerges and briefly takes control of his vessel. It's likely touching Sam's soul was what gave Cas the turbo boost he needed to briefly surface and save Sam's life and it all stemmed from Sam reminding Cas of how to get a power boost.

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* ChekhovsGun: It is established early on that Lucifer is extremely strong and powerful, much more so than the angel Castiel. That strength allows Lucifer to keep Castiel suppressed in his own vessel. Midway through the episode, Lucifer!Cas mixes a potion that calls for the power of an archangel. Not knowing Lucifer is in Cas's vessel and believing Castiel's lower tier angel powers to not be strong enough, Sam reminds Cas that the last time Cas needed a super charge, he touched Bobby's soul for a boost. This is important, as the series has long established that those who are possessed are fully aware of what's going on around them, even when they aren't in control. Later on, Lucifer!Cas decides to get rid of Sam by touching Sam's soul (a procedure in which the vessel exploding is a well-known possible outcome.) When Lucifer!Cas touches Sam's soul, Castiel emerges and briefly takes control of his vessel. It's likely touching Sam's soul was what gave Cas the turbo boost he needed to briefly surface and save Sam's life and it all stemmed from Sam reminding Cas of how to get a power boost.

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*PowerGlows: After touching the Hand of God, Delphine glows so brightly, Dean and the submarine crew can barely look at her.

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