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* WhamShot: The shot of Ramial with yellow eyes a sign that not only is everyone is ''way'' over their head, but that are other yellow-eyed demons.

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* WhamShot: The shot of Ramial with yellow eyes a sign that not only is everyone is in ''way'' over their head, but that are other yellow-eyed demons.


* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Princes of Hell were the first demons turned by Lucifer after Lilith, and so they are the most powerful in the demon hierarchy. Ramiel demonstrates this by not even flinching with stabbed with the demon-killing knife or an angel blade; the former could grievously harm Alastair a white-eyed demon, and the later could probably have killed him. Not even devil's trap bullets can hold them or nullify their powers. It takes an archangel's lance that was forged to kill any demon or angel to finally put Ramiel down.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Princes of Hell were the first demons turned by Lucifer after Lilith, and so they are the most powerful in the demon hierarchy. Ramiel demonstrates this by not even flinching with stabbed with the demon-killing knife or an angel blade; the former could grievously harm at least hurt Alastair a (a white-eyed demon, demon), and the later could probably have killed him. kill any demon less powerful than a Knight of Hell (Cain, Abaddon, etc.) Not even devil's trap bullets can hold them him or nullify their his powers. It takes an archangel's lance that was forged to kill any demon or angel to finally put Ramiel down.



* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: The four Princes of Hell, first turned by Lucifer shortly after Lilith and intended to be the generals of Hell's armies. All were thought dead, but three were simply retired and in hiding. Their names are Ramiel, Asmodeus, Dagon and Azazel. They all have yellow eyes.
* EvilVersusOblivion: The princes of Hell didn't go in for helping Lucifer escape the cage and starting the apocalypse, probably because like Crowley, they knew they'd [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness get the axe]] along with humanity.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Ramiel doesn't know or care much who Crowley is; he's offered the crown simply because he's young, ambitious and happens to be there.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Mary warns Arthur Ketch that their partnership is over if he leads her and her sons to another suicide mission. He asked if that's a threat, Mary tells him it's a promise. After a moment of the two [[DeathGlare glaring]] at each other, Arthur concede.

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* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: The four Princes of Hell, Hell (Asmodeus, Azazel, Dagon & Ramiel), first turned by Lucifer shortly after Lilith and intended to be the generals of Hell's armies. All were thought dead, In the aftermath of Lucifer's downfall, they disappeared. Azazel spent centuries playing a long game to free Lucifer, but the other three were simply had no interest in his machinations and had retired and in hiding. Their names are Ramiel, Asmodeus, Dagon and Azazel. They all have yellow eyes.
to live quiet lives focused on their own interests.
* EvilVersusOblivion: The princes Princes of Hell didn't go in for helping Lucifer escape the cage and starting the apocalypse, probably because like Crowley, they knew they'd [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness get the axe]] along with humanity.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Ramiel doesn't know or care much who Crowley is; he's offered he ends up telling Crowley to take the crown simply because he's young, ambitious and happens to be there.
there, and more to the point, Ramiel himself doesn't want it.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Mary warns Arthur Ketch that their partnership is over if he leads her and her sons to another suicide mission. He asked if that's a threat, Mary tells him it's a promise. After a moment of the two [[DeathGlare glaring]] at each other, Arthur concede.concedes.



** Ramiel received two as a gift from Crowley after Lucifer's first defeat in season 5: the first is the spear of the Archangel Michael which smites any demon instantly and can kill any angel, but does it slowly and painfully because it was intended to take out Lucifer.

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** Ramiel received two as a gift from Crowley after Lucifer's first defeat in season 5: the first is the spear of the Archangel Michael which smites any demon instantly and can kill any angel, but does it slowly and painfully because Michael created it was intended to take out Lucifer.



* NotQuiteDead: It was assumed after the deaths of Azazel, Lilith, Alastair, Abaddon and Cain that there were no senior ranking demons left in hell above crossroad demons. It turns out there are three yellow-eyed princes of hell still alive who are [[RetiredMonster comfortably retired]] and don't care about ruling Hell or conquering Heaven, or freeing their creator, Lucifer. But they will kill anyone who comes hunting for them.
* OhCrap: Mary when she sees that Ramiel has yellow eyes.
* RetiredMonster: The yellow-eyed princes of Hell, brothers and sisters of Azazel. They stopped caring about Heaven and Hell long ago and saw Azazel as a ridiculous fanatic. Instead they prefer to live quietly and engage in their own hobbies, some of which involve the occasional cattle mutilation or murder of a local virgin girl.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Crowley reveals that Lucifer created the four princes of Hell to be the generals of Hell's armies. Just as God created the four Archangels to be the generals of Heaven's armies.

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* NotQuiteDead: It was assumed after the deaths of Azazel, Lilith, Alastair, Abaddon and Cain that there were no senior ranking demons left in hell above crossroad demons. It turns out there are three yellow-eyed princes Princes of hell Hell still alive who are [[RetiredMonster comfortably retired]] and don't care about ruling Hell or conquering Heaven, or freeing their creator, Lucifer. But they will kill anyone who comes hunting for them.
* OhCrap: Mary when she sees that Ramiel has yellow eyes.
eyes. Understandable, since the last time she saw that, she ''died''.
* RetiredMonster: The yellow-eyed princes Princes of Hell, brothers and sisters of Azazel. They stopped caring about Heaven and Hell long ago and saw Azazel as a ridiculous fanatic. Instead they prefer to live quietly and engage in their own hobbies, some of which involve the occasional cattle mutilation or murder of a local virgin girl.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Crowley reveals that Lucifer created the four princes Princes of Hell to be the generals of Hell's armies. Just armies, just as God created the four Archangels to be the generals of Heaven's armies.



* TragicMistake: The Winchesters severely underestimate what they're up against with Ramiel, and it gets their fellow hunter Wally killed.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: The British Men of Letters genuinely didn't know that Ramiel was a yellow-eyed prince of Hell, probably because it was such a well-kept secret by all the princes that any were still alive.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: How Crowley became the king of Hell in the first place. He OfferedTheCrown to Ramiel first, probably because he believed that a Prince of Hell could and would take it and wanted to be on their side when it happened. It turns out that neither Ramiel nor any of the other princes even want the throne and he suggests Crowley take it with his blessing before some other lesser demon tries to.
* VillainExitStageLeft: The Winchesters assume Crowley has done this when he disappears from the barn. In truth he's gone out to try making a deal with Ramiel.

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* TragicMistake: The Winchesters severely underestimate what they're up against with Ramiel, and it gets their fellow hunter Wally killed.
killed. To be fair, they had no idea how powerful Ramiel really was.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: The British Men of Letters genuinely didn't know that Ramiel was a yellow-eyed prince Prince of Hell, probably because it was such a well-kept secret by all the princes Princes that any were still alive.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: How Crowley became the king King of Hell in the first place. He OfferedTheCrown to Ramiel first, probably because he believed that a Prince of Hell could and would take it and wanted to be on their side when it happened. It turns out that neither Ramiel nor any of the other princes Princes even want the throne and he suggests Crowley take it with his blessing before some other lesser demon tries to.
* VillainExitStageLeft: The Winchesters assume Crowley has done this when he disappears from the barn. In truth he's gone out to try making a deal with Ramiel. It doesn't work, but hey, points for trying.



* WeaksauceWeakness: The spear of Michael is an angelic weapon that can kill any angel or demon, yet reversing its slow-killing effects on an angel is as simple as snapping it in half.

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* WeaksauceWeakness: The spear of Michael is an angelic weapon that can kill any angel or demon, yet reversing its slow-killing effects on an angel is as simple as snapping it in half.half, freeing the holy magic it contains.



** It's revealed that Azazel wasn't the only yellow-eyed demon; he was a prince of Hell. And what's worse, his yellow-eyed brethren are very much alive and perpetuating the story that they're all dead in order to be left alone.

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** It's revealed that Azazel wasn't the only yellow-eyed demon; he was a prince Prince of Hell. And what's worse, his yellow-eyed brethren are very much alive and perpetuating the story that they're all dead in order to be left alone.



* WhamShot: The shot Ramial with yellow eyes a sign that only is everyone is ''way'' over their head, but that are other yellow-eyed demons.

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* WhamShot: The shot of Ramial with yellow eyes a sign that not only is everyone is ''way'' over their head, but that are other yellow-eyed demons.



* WorldBuilding: More is revealed about the demon hierarchy: Yellow-eyed demons are the princes of hell, personally turned by Lucifer to be the generals of hell's demon armies. Not only were there many more than just Azazel, they're all still alive and living quiet retired lives because they don't give a damn about Hell or Heaven anymore.

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* WorldBuilding: More is revealed about the demon hierarchy: Yellow-eyed Instead of just being another example of "powerful demons having different-colored eyes", yellow-eyed demons are the princes Princes of hell, Hell, personally turned by Lucifer to be the generals of hell's Hell's demon armies. Not only were there many more than just Azazel, they're all still alive and living quiet retired lives because they don't give a damn about Hell or Heaven anymore.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Mary doesn't bother to look into what the Men of Letters are sending her into. It gets Wally killed, and Castiel is brought close to death, too.

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* BodyHorror: After being stabbed by Michael's lance, not only will Castiel's wound not stop bleeding, but cracks form all over his body. When he is near death, Castiel starts choking on BadBlackBarf.

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!!Body Count
For this episode: 3 demons and 1 human

For the series so far: At least 1320 humans (of which 22 were witches), 1130 angels (2 of which were archangels), 191 demons, 72 vampires, 59 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 22 gods, 19 zombies, 17 werewolves, 10 hellhounds, 8 Bisaan, 7 shapeshifters, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 6 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 soul eater, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, the Whore of Babylon, 1 wicked witch, and 1 wraith

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'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\\
'''Season 12, Episode 12''':
! Stuck in the Middle (With You)

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* OhCrap: Mary when she sees that Ramiel has yellow eyes.


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* WhamShot: The shot Ramial with yellow eyes a sign that only is everyone is ''way'' over their head, but that are other yellow-eyed demons.


* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Princes of hell were the first demons turned by Lucifer after Lilith, and so they are the most powerful in the demon hierarchy. Ramiel demonstrates this by not even flinching with stabbed with the demon-killing knife or an angel blade; the former could grievously harm Alastair a white-eyed demon, and the later could probably have killed him. Not even devil's trap bullets can hold them or nullify their powers. It takes an archangel's lance that was forged to kill any demon or angel to finally put Ramiel down.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Princes of hell Hell were the first demons turned by Lucifer after Lilith, and so they are the most powerful in the demon hierarchy. Ramiel demonstrates this by not even flinching with stabbed with the demon-killing knife or an angel blade; the former could grievously harm Alastair a white-eyed demon, and the later could probably have killed him. Not even devil's trap bullets can hold them or nullify their powers. It takes an archangel's lance that was forged to kill any demon or angel to finally put Ramiel down.



* NotQuiteDead: It was assumed after the deaths of Azazel, Lilith, Alastair, Abaddon and Cain that there were no senior ranking demons left in hell above crossroad demons. It turns out there are three yellow-eyed princes of hell still alive who are [[RetiredMonster comfortably retired]] and don't care about ruling hell or conquering heaven, or freeing their creator, Lucifer. But they will kill anyone who comes hunting for them.
* RetiredMonster: The yellow-eyed princes of hell, brothers and sisters of Azazel. They stopped caring about heaven and hell long ago and saw Azazel as a ridiculous fanatic. Instead they prefer to live quietly and engage in their own hobbies, some of which involve the occasional cattle mutilation or murder of a local virgin girl.

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* NotQuiteDead: It was assumed after the deaths of Azazel, Lilith, Alastair, Abaddon and Cain that there were no senior ranking demons left in hell above crossroad demons. It turns out there are three yellow-eyed princes of hell still alive who are [[RetiredMonster comfortably retired]] and don't care about ruling hell Hell or conquering heaven, Heaven, or freeing their creator, Lucifer. But they will kill anyone who comes hunting for them.
* RetiredMonster: The yellow-eyed princes of hell, Hell, brothers and sisters of Azazel. They stopped caring about heaven Heaven and hell Hell long ago and saw Azazel as a ridiculous fanatic. Instead they prefer to live quietly and engage in their own hobbies, some of which involve the occasional cattle mutilation or murder of a local virgin girl.



* UnderestimatingBadassery: The British Men of Letters genuinely didn't know that Ramiel was a yellow-eyed prince of hell, probably because it was such a well-kept secret by all the princes that any were still alive.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: How Crowley became the king of Hell in the first place. He OfferedTheCrown to Ramiel first, probably because he believed that a Prince of hell could and would take it and wanted to be on their side when it happened. It turns out that neither Ramiel nor any of the other princes even want the throne and he suggests Crowley take it with his blessing before some other lesser demon tries to.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: The British Men of Letters genuinely didn't know that Ramiel was a yellow-eyed prince of hell, Hell, probably because it was such a well-kept secret by all the princes that any were still alive.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: How Crowley became the king of Hell in the first place. He OfferedTheCrown to Ramiel first, probably because he believed that a Prince of hell Hell could and would take it and wanted to be on their side when it happened. It turns out that neither Ramiel nor any of the other princes even want the throne and he suggests Crowley take it with his blessing before some other lesser demon tries to.



** It's revealed that Azazel wasn't the only yellow-eyed demon; he was a prince of hell. And what's worse, his yellow-eyed brethren are very much alive and perpetuating the story that they're all dead in order to be left alone.

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** It's revealed that Azazel wasn't the only yellow-eyed demon; he was a prince of hell.Hell. And what's worse, his yellow-eyed brethren are very much alive and perpetuating the story that they're all dead in order to be left alone.



* WorldBuilding: More is revealed about the demon hierarchy: Yellow-eyed demons are the princes of hell, personally turned by Lucifer to be the generals of hell's demon armies. Not only were there many more than just Azazel, they're all still alive and living quiet retired lives because they don't give a damn about hell or heaven anymore.

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* WorldBuilding: More is revealed about the demon hierarchy: Yellow-eyed demons are the princes of hell, personally turned by Lucifer to be the generals of hell's demon armies. Not only were there many more than just Azazel, they're all still alive and living quiet retired lives because they don't give a damn about hell Hell or heaven Heaven anymore.

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* ChirpingCrickets: Crowley introduces himself to Ramiel like his name should mean something. Ramiel responds with silence broken only by the sound of a cuckoo clock.


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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Ramiel doesn't know or care much who Crowley is; he's offered the crown simply because he's young, ambitious and happens to be there.

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* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Mary warns Arthur Ketch that their partnership is over if he leads her and her sons to another suicide mission. He asked if that's a threat, Mary tells him it's a promise. After a moment of the two [[DeathGlare glaring]] at each other, Arthur concede.


* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Princes of hell were the first demons turned by Lucifer after Lilith, and so they are the most powerful in the demon hierarchy. Ramiel demonstrates this by not even flinching with stabbed with the demon-killing knife or an angel blade; the former could grievously harm Alastair a white-eyed demon, and the later could probably have killed him. It takes an archangel's lance that was forged to kill any demon or angel to finally put Ramiel down.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Princes of hell were the first demons turned by Lucifer after Lilith, and so they are the most powerful in the demon hierarchy. Ramiel demonstrates this by not even flinching with stabbed with the demon-killing knife or an angel blade; the former could grievously harm Alastair a white-eyed demon, and the later could probably have killed him. Not even devil's trap bullets can hold them or nullify their powers. It takes an archangel's lance that was forged to kill any demon or angel to finally put Ramiel down.

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* TalkToTheFist: Ramiel knocks Crowley through the barn's wall when Crowley tries to make a new deal with him.


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* VillainExitStageLeft: The Winchesters assume Crowley has done this when he disappears from the barn. In truth he's gone out to try making a deal with Ramiel.


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* WholePlotReference: The numerous {{shout out}} to ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' put the episode in this territory. The title is [[TitledAfterTheSong taken from the song]] by Stealers Wheel used in the movie. The slo-mo walk is repeated. And like the film, the episode cuts from a placid group breakfast to a bloody aftermath where someone lies bleeding to death.

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* TheBusCameBack:
** Lucifer is back. And on a meta level, he's once again being portrayed by Mark Pellegrino, who hasn't been seen since last season.
** If it's possible for this trope to apply to an object, there's also the Colt, not seen since Season 5.


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** Mary is indeed working with the British Men of Letters, and keeping that fact from Sam and Dean. And she just helped them get their hands on the Colt.


* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: The four Princes of Hell, first turned by Lucifer shortly after Lilith and intended to be the generals of Hell's armies. All were thought dead, but three were simply retired and in hiding. Their names are Ramiel, Asmodeus, Dagon and Azazel. They all have yellow eyes.



** It's revealed that Azazel wasn't the only yellow-eyed demon; he was a prince of hell, personally turned by Lucifer after Lilith. And what's worse, his yellow-eyed brethren are very much alive and perpetuating the story that they're all dead in order to be left alone. His brethren include Ramiel, Asmodeus and Dagon.

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** It's revealed that Azazel wasn't the only yellow-eyed demon; he was a prince of hell, personally turned by Lucifer after Lilith.hell. And what's worse, his yellow-eyed brethren are very much alive and perpetuating the story that they're all dead in order to be left alone. His brethren include Ramiel, Asmodeus and Dagon.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Princes of hell were the first demons turned by Lucifer after Lilith, and so they are the most powerful in the demon hierarchy. Ramiel demonstrates this by not even flinching with stabbed with the demon-killing knife or an angel blade; the former could grievously harm Alastair a white-eyed demon, and the later could probably have killed him. It takes an archangel's lance that was forged to kill any demon or angel to finally put Ramiel down.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Ramiel likes to collect extremely rare and powerful ancient weapons, probably because most of them are the only weapons that can kill him.

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