In addition, Castiel has been referred to as being attractive on more than one occasion, both in his human vessel and his true angelic form. The Destiel fandom (fans who romantically pair Dean and Castiel together) has been prominent since Collins made his first appearance in 2008 … After traveling to Purgatory, Castiel regained his sanity, but still carries a lot of guilt about his previous actions. He is the first character to kill an Alternate version of himself, since Kaia was revealed to have been saved by. The best example is when he informs Dean about Chuck's archangel, thereby giving Dean the idea to use him to save Sam from Lilith (The Monster at the End of This Book). He remains behind with Sam as Dean leaves on his own. Tired of weathering the storm of his friend's moods, Castiel says that he is dead in Dean's eyes and so it is best that he move on without the Winchesters. Even after Castiel was free from the spell, it still has also apparently "scarred" Castiel so deep that Cass wouldn't even leave the bunker. Once Castiel learned that the angels wished to free Lucifer anyway, he defied his angelic brethren and died trying to help Dean prevent Sam Winchester from breaking the last seal. 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Supernatural fans have been shipping the characters Dean and Castiel for years. Castiel is able to make a deal with the entity from the Empty to restore Jack to life in exchange for himself, but the entity chooses not to collect right away. In "Party On, Garth", Dean calls Meg and she reveals that Castiel's in the same condition, which Sam feels guilty about. For humans, they see him as the appearance of his vessel, Jimmy Novak, who is a handsome man of average height in his thirties. Jack, however, begins to decline in health, having lost his grace earlier, and then dies. Critics and fans have responded highly favorably to the character. You're the most caring man on Earth. Anna Milton and Lucifer have both displayed this attitude, with Anna calling him a hypocrite for refusing to rebel in order to gain more freedom. Castiel also displays a bleak view on his resurrections: instead of believing it to be a gift from God for his service, he now sees his resurrections as punishment for his actions, telling Dean "I see now it's a punishment resurrection, it gets worse every time.". Apparently back to full power, Castiel helps the Winchesters save Kevin from Crowley – who has been abducting future Prophets to try to find another means of reading the Word of God tablet – and destroy the tablet to prevent Crowley using it, retaining half of the tablet while Crowley flees with the other half. Makes a deal to give up his life to save Jack Kline with the Shadow promising to come when Castiel is truly happy. While in Limbo, Lucifer took Samthrough memory lane and the … The death of their witch ally further intensifies Dean's anger at Castiel, and in an argument at the bunker he throws in the angel's face that everything that goes wrong in the group's endeavors has been Castiel's fault. After killing Rowena, apparently the only person capable of re-opening the Cage, Lucifer spends some time re-establishing his power base in Hell while acting as Castiel to interact with the Winchesters and follow their research into Amara, but his true identity is revealed after the Winchesters attempt to travel back in time to recover a Hand of God from a submarine before it sank in 1943. He expresses more of an appreciation for human things and develops more human emotions such as romantic attraction. After leaving Crowley to deal with Abaddon, Castiel heals Sam's injuries from the torture and informs him he can finish his healing from the Trials over time as Gadreel did most of the job. After he almost did so, Castiel then teamed up with Metatron when the angel convinced him to help him close the gates of Heaven. Cassiel (sometimes written as Castiel) is the Angel of Thursday, which links to Castiel’s first appearance on a Thursday. The Winchesters seek Lily Sunder to help resurrect Jack, and Castiel goes to heaven to find his spirit and bring him back to his body. eh. Eventually, Malachi leaves Castiel with the angel Theo who tells Castiel he wants to defect to Metatron's side. While Dean killed the Phoenix, Castiel brought them back before they could gather the ashes so it all appears for nothing and he lacks the power to send them back. Castiel is sent to find the angel tablet and tortures and kills the demons also looking for it, drawing Sam and Dean's attention. Also, due to losing his grace and becoming a human while in this body, the body became effectively his; even after he regained his grace and became an angel again, he retained the ability to give permission to other angels to possess his body. An Angel of the Lord, he first appears in the fourth season, and is used to introduce the theme of Christian theology to the series. The Reaper tortures Castiel and kills him when the Winchesters show up to rescue him. Castiel is able to send Dean and Sam back in time, but warns them that he has to retrieve them in 24 hours or they'll be stuck in the past forever and tells Bobby to pray for him when the time comes. He asks Castiel to join him, but Castiel refuses and attacks him. Uriel eventually overpowers Castiel, but is killed by Anna before he can strike the finishing blow. Meanwhile, the Winchesters, Jack and Castiel are informed of the capture of their allies and work to free them. While he admits he may not always understand what God wants and may question his reasoning, Castiel always follows his father to the best of his abilities. The alternate universe version of Castiel, who never knew the Winchesters and thus never defected from Heaven is called in as an "expert" to interrogate and torture them. Castiel's first appearance is on season 4, episode 1 - "Lazarus Rising", at the end of the episode. Castiel’s monotone style of talking made him a mysterious stranger we wanted to know about and Supernatural was shot up in scale when Castiel … Castiel is introduced in the Season 4 premiere, "Lazarus Rising" (S04, E01), as the angel who rescues Dean from Hell.At first unwaveringly loyal to God and the captain of a garrison of angels, over the course of the series he befriends the Winchesters and eventually joins the rebellion against a corrupt Heaven (at least in part due to their influence.) Castiel and Dean tell Michael of the situation, who is willing to help them defeat Lucifer, but cannot fight him due to the damage to his vessel. His determination to keep them alive has led him to murder Billie despite the consequences, proving that Castiel will put his own well being below theirs. Castiel attempts to assist Sam in healing a traumatized Gabriel, who is actually alive, after faking his own death and being captured by Asmodeus, who tortured him and extracted his grace for power for years. Both Dean and Castiel are unsure whether Sam is still Sam without his soul, but they let Sam go and Castiel heals his wounds from being beaten by Dean. This was similar to a trick Uriel performed to free Alastair, Castiel used Meg for his trick to free himself, from a ring of holy fire (Abandon All Hope).  TV Squad ranked him as the top reason to watch the series, noting the "slightly awkward, frighteningly precise angel... has done an amazing job of selling the underlying menace and vengefulness of God's most heavenly creatures. Resurrected by God as a Seraphim as a reward for his role in stopping the Apocalypse. God (father/creator)Angels (siblings)Archangels (older brothers)The Darkness (aunt)Jack Kline (nephew/surrogate son)Jane (niece) †Queen of Sheba (niece) †Jimmy Novak (vessel) †Daphne Allen (wife; as Emmanuel)Djinn Queen (wife)Winchester Family (surrogate family) In his human mindset, he had no idea of what he was capable of and was nervous with the idea of using his powers to kill demons when he had no idea how. However, Naomi orders Castiel to kill Dean and though he fights it, he has no control over his actions. After acquiring the holy weapons from Balthazar in "The French Mistake", Castiel suggests that he now has a military advantage in the war. He kept this until he lost his grace and became human. It is also possible he learned from the demon Crowley to wipe out loyalists of his adversary, Raphael. In "When the Levee Breaks", Castiel has Dean take the oath of allegiance to God and His angels, to which Dean agrees under the impression it will keep Sam safe. Although Claire initially resents Castiel's return to her life, she comes to accept him and the Winchesters after they save her from being sold as a prostitute by a man she believed had been helping her. However, despite this, he displayed courage in agreeing to try and seemed to still possess an instinctual knowledge of how to use them as he quickly figured out what to do. This name was possibly chosen for the character in, He is among the most popular characters of the show; in fact, he was spared from the writers' original plans of being permanently killed off at least twice - in. During this time, the orders he is getting from Heaven of questionable morality and the influence of Anna cause him to start to have doubts about Heaven's plans. Title/Alias While waiting, Rachel approaches him about his plans and attacks him. After becoming an angel again, he donned a new trenchcoat and suit, once again displaying his fondness for that particular attire. This occurred when he said ", Like Sam, John and Bobby, Castiel has shown the ability to overpower a being possessing him. " Another instance was a woman who referred to him as "young and sexy" while he was god and had recently killed a pastor at the church she attended.  Lilith is breaking the 66 seals in order to free Lucifer, and Dean must stop her.. Castiel later discovers Sam and Dean are working with a demon called Meg, whom he refers to as an abomination. ", Fan response to the character has also been positive. Dean and Castiel first crossed paths way back in Supernatural season 4 when Castiel saved the older Winchester brother from hell, leaving a handprint on Dean’s shoulder. In "The Born-Again Identity", it's revealed that Castiel survived. Castiel is the most recurring angel in the series, despite only having a six-episode story arc in the original planning; his appearances have surpassed even Bobby Singer's. Here Dean meets Castiel, and angel of God. After Castiel admits his love for Dean and experiences true happiness, the Shadow opens a portal to the Empty and absorbs both Castiel and Billie, drawing them into the Empty. As an angel, he possesses a number of supernatural abilities, including the ability to kill demons. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.  He then aids the Winchester brothers against Dick Roman, only to be transported to Purgatory with Dean..  Deeming Castiel to be a "fascinating new element", Diana Steenbergen of IGN ranked Castiel fourth in her list of the "Ten Things We Love About Supernatural". He has also developed a strong desire for penitence, looking for anyway possible to redeem himself for the devastation he caused Heaven and his fellow angels. Lovecraft's opening of Purgatory in an attempt to find a way to open it himself. Commander (formerly)Fallen AngelHunterMember of Team Free WillGas Station Clerk (as a human; formerly)Ruler of Heaven (briefly)Lucifer's Vessel (formerly)Leviathan Vessel (briefly)Member of Mark of Cain removal team (formerly) Adviser to Jack Kline After the Leviathans left him, he made his way out of the river, naked, and ran into his future wife Daphne. I always wondered, ever since I took that burden, that curse, I wondered what it could be what -- what my true happiness could even look like. Castiel appears in flashbacks in the following episode, where he reveals that he fled Dean to keep him safe from the Leviathans and other monsters that are angry at Castiel, but Dean refuses to leave Purgatory without Castiel. He has also chosen to trust them more than his angelic siblings, given their history of deceiving Castiel and their very contrasting beliefs. The group is also aided by Lucifer after he escaped and decided to help out. I cared about Sam. He then explains what the Word of God is, but is unable to read it. Michael is eventually destroyed when Jack taps his remaining powers, but this results in damage to Jack's soul, with the Winchesters and Castiel becoming increasingly concerned about his future sanity. Years later, at St. Alphonso's Academy where a Supernatural musical was being performed, a girlportraying Castiel used the phrase "Hey assbutt" during a scene. He seemed to be particularly fond of his trenchcoat as even insane he wore it and was seen to only reluctantly let it go when as a human he was unable to afford to cleaning it. Michael arrives from Apocalypse World at the Bunker and attacks the Winchesters and Castiel. After his memory returns, he shows real regret when he can't undo the damage he did to Sam and essentially sacrifices himself to save him out of remorse for his actions. This era saw the birth of sentient beings, but Castiel had no part in creation. You are the most selfless, loving human being I will ever know. Despite this, Castiel is eventually captured by Naomi's forces, but the angel tablet is claimed by Crowley after one of Naomi's angels betrays their location, although this gives Castiel time to escape and reunite with the Winchesters after killing the angel guarding him. In "It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester", Castiel revealed to Dean that his directives are to take orders from Dean himself. He takes Castiel's grace from him as the third ingredient for this spell, leaving Castiel human and banished to Earth before the other angels begin to fall as well. For 12 years and 11 seasons, the fandom has waited for payoff to what had begun to … Samandriel's screams cause him to remember being tied down by Naomi who approaches his eye with a mysterious instrument and is unable to help Sam and Dean in breaking into the room where Samandriel is. Castiel then works with Jack and the Winchesters to evacuate their alternate universe allies through the rift and back to their original universe. It can be overwhelming to humans and so can my real voice.\" However, Castiel stated certain, \"special people\" are able to tolerate his true appearanc… While not possessing free will in the same sense as a human, Castiel has learned how to bend the rules at times, like in season 4. Castiel also spends the episode one step ahead of Bobby investigating H.P. Castiel is a strong, determined, impulsive, competitive and naïve celestial being. He helps Dean hunt a rogue angel that is killing people in emotional pain, but later prays for help when Dean sends him away for the second time on Ezekiel's orders. Mary and Bobby return to the Bunker to find Castiel, alone and despondent. When given control by Lucifer to speak to the angels, Castiel displayed his regular personality rather than the one Crowley saw in his mind and stated that he truly believed his role in the upcoming fight was to give Lucifer form on Earth so he could aid God in defeating the Darkness. However, he believes the writers have found "the line", allowing for the jokes to be "more subtle" and "a little more believable". Even Metatron, who is now human, noticed it especially when he said Castiel couldn't even hit him. Despite his defeat of Metatron and access to Heaven having been restored, Castiel continues to face challenges on a personal and large scale, as some angels prefer to remain on Earth and his stolen Grace continues to consume him. After the release of the Darkness and the trauma he suffered under Rowena MacLeod's spell, Castiel agreed to act as the vessel for Lucifer to walk the Earth once more so Lucifer could battle the Darkness. He is apparently resurrected by Jack after he becomes the new God as Bobby Singer tells Dean that Castiel helped Jack to reshape Heaven for the better. While he still uses the vessel of Jimmy Novak, this version of Castiel speaks with an accent, and has a pronounced facial tic and an eye injury.  When Gadreel proves resistant to their efforts to expel him, Dean tries to have Castiel possess Sam to let him know of the situation but he can't without Sam's permission, and furthermore has no way to gain it due to Sam’s mind being kept under by Gadreel. Castiel enlists Dean's help and repeatedly wonders where Sam is, unaware that Sam and Dean are currently not getting along. Following this, Castiel attempts to leave Hael behind but is captured by her instead whereby she reveals her plans to possess him. It is presumed to be very tremendous and terrifying, as the mere image of it was enough to cause Crowley to flee in fear of being smited.  He ended up betraying Crowley and absorbing all the souls, resulting in his powers reaching a level much higher than that of an archangel, but at a high price: the powers that the evil souls granted him had went to Castiel's head, causing him to proclaim himself as the new God. Asmodeus then tracks Gabriel down and he and his demon underlings enter the Bunker, where they attack the group. As he can no longer teleport without his wings, he stole a, After years of being frustrated by Dean's repeated references to movies or TV shows, Castiel has finally gained an understanding of them in, Castiel has also begun to refer to the corpse as ". After his third resurrection, Castiel lost his memories and took on a more human personality, though he was still more distant than normal humans. After finding the tree, Castiel fought and killed most of the Djnn clan that was guarding the tree and bargained with the survivors, possibly leaving Castiel married to their queen. The Cosmic Entity, who rules this realm, is annoyed by Castiel's being awake and attempts to use his own memories and insecurities against him to make him fall back asleep forever. In that state, he kills Mary Winchester, causing Dean to turn against Castiel, as the angel had hidden from him what'd happened to Jack. Castiel also seems to now understand human ways better, able to drive and steal a car, a skill he never previously showed, though he still lacks full knowledge of everything as he didn't know to get gas. Eve reveals this to Sam and Dean when they try to hunt her down. Upon absorbing the souls, Castiel's hubris grew to the extent that he claimed to be the new God.  When the Leviathans left to take over new forms, Castiel was presumed dead, but survived – apparently resurrected by God yet again. Writer Castiel (Supernatural) Summary Dean Winchester is happy with his life--until his boyfriend of five years, Castiel, better known as the fantasy writer C. Novak, reveals that he has a book tour scheduled from December first until Christmas Eve. Since becoming human briefly, Castiel has become more human. Castiel then heads back to Heaven to restore order and become its new leader, believing it to be in chaos as Sam trapped Michael in Lucifer's Cage as well. At the warehouse, Castiel tells Sam and Dean what symbols to neutralize and where so he can enter and gives Sam his sword so he has a weapon against demons. At the beginning of season 14, Castiel is committed to finding Dean, who was possessed by Michael and disappeared after defeating Lucifer. With Sam closing in on Lilith, Castiel and Zachariah imprison Dean within an idyllic waiting room, where he will be made comfortable until the time comes for him to play his role in stopping the Apocalypse. Female Vessel Occupation ", As pointed out by Sam, Castiel's vessel is very strong, having held the Seraph for years, and, at one point, withstanding a simultaneous possession by, When going undercover as an FBI agent, Castiel has adopted Dean's habit of using pop culture references as his aliases. , Speaking of the fifth season and Castiel's more frequent interactions with humans, Collins commented, "Obviously the big joke is that he doesn't understand human beings and how they behave. In the end, Dean stabs her with the stake, identifying himself as a true servant of heaven.. Instead, Castiel stays to watch out for Fred for a while, but accepts that he can no longer run from what he has done. With Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Genevieve Padalecki. The character was created for the fourth season to introduce Christian mythologyto the series. After Sam and Dean avert the Apocalypse, Castiel is resurrected once more by God, now more powerful than ever as a seraphim. He also developed a taste for human food, something that was made harder by the return of his angel powers and completely lost any former disgust he had towards Sam, finally understanding why he'd done everything he did. Castiel decides he wants to help his fallen brethren find "direction" when he encounters an angel named Hael who requests his guidance. In the aftermath of being put under the Attack Dog Spell by the witch Rowena, it, according to Metatron, made Castiel broken and paralyzed due to the trauma and due to him attacking other people, including Dean. The handprint on Dean's shoulder referenced Castiel's debut, and the moment of his death visually paralleled the angel's very first wing-opening scene. ", and reveals his plans to find God. Dean then asks him what he needed to tell him, but Castiel coldly replies his loyalty is to Heaven, not to mankind or to him.. Castiel and Lucifer work to escape together, but Lucifer attacks Castiel shortly afterwards. In "Point of No Return", Castiel helps Sam to keep Dean from becoming Michael's vessel. You're -- You're "Daddy's Blunt Instrument." Castiel is later seen traveling on a bus to an unknown destination with the tablet. Collins feels this is because interactions with Sam and Dean have made the angel "uncertain" and "more fragile".