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|name= Alastair
|actor= [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001679/ Mark Rolston] ([[4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer|4.09]] & [[4.10 Heaven and Hell|4.10]])<br>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0923766/ Andrew Wheeler] ([[4.15 Death Takes a Holiday|4.15]])<br>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382216/ Christopher Heyerdahl] ([[4.15 Death Takes a Holiday|4.15]], [[4.16 On the Head of a Pin|4.16]] & [[4.21 When the Levee Breaks|4.21]])
|dates= ???? - 2009 (killed by [[Sam Winchester]])
|location=
|occupation= [[DemonologyDemon]] ([[White-eyed Demon|White-Eyed Demon]])<br>Grand Inquisitor of Hell
|episodes= [[4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer]]<br>[[4.10 Heaven and Hell]]<br>[[4.15 Death Takes a Holiday]]<br>[[4.16 On the Head of a Pin]]<br>[[4.21 When the Levee Breaks]] (hallucination)
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==History==
Alastair is was a [[Demonology|white-eyed demon]] and possibly the second demon ever made whose past is largely unknown , but is implied to be quite almost as longas [[Lilith]]'s. When he was created is unclear, but he considers He considered the centuries-old [[Ruby]] to be "young" when and believed that her generation's style of torturing is amateurish compared to himselfhis methods.Ruby called him the "Grand Inquisitor",<ref name="four10">[[4.10 Heaven and Hell]]</ref> whether the title was official or not is unknown. He also claims claimed to be an "old friend" of [[Death]]'s,<ref name="four15">[[4.15 Death Takes a Holiday]]</ref> who had been imprisoned since Biblical times.<ref name="five10">[[5.10 Abandon All Hope...]]</ref> Alastair is was present for World War II, at which time he is involved with the concentration camps in Poland. He returns returned to [[Hell]] after 1943 and does not resurface on Earth again until 2008, as he prefers to spend his time in Hell, torturing [[souls]], only heading topside when it is absolutely necessary.<ref name="four10" /> In Hell, Alastair takes took [[Meg]] as his apprentice and trains trained her at some point prior to his demise in 2009.<ref name="six10">[[6.10 Caged Heat]]</ref>.
Alastair is was charged with breaking the first of [[the 66 Seals]] by forcing "The the Righteous Man" to torture other [[soul]]s in Hell. He first attempts attempted to break this seal by torturing [[John Winchester]]'s soul from 2006 to 2007, promising to stop only if John agrees to torture other souls. However, John continually refuses the offer for 100 years (10 months) and eventually escapes escaped Alastair's clutches through the [[Devil's Gate in Wyoming|Devil's Gate]].<ref name="four16">[[4.16 On the Head of a Pin]]</ref><ref name="two22">[[2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two]]</ref> A year later, Alastair receives received John's son [[Dean Winchester|Dean]] from [[Lilith]] as a replacement for John.<ref name="four16" /> Although Alastair expects expected similar resistance from Dean that he got from John, he succeeds succeeded in getting Dean to agree to the offer in a third of the time John resisted it30 years (3 months). Once Dean breaks broke the first seal, this allows allowed the rest of the seals to be broken.<ref name="four16" /> Impressed by Dean's potential, Alastair keeps kept training him as an apprentice until an army of [[angelangels]]s rescue rescued Dean, including [[Castiel]] who personally pulled him out of Hell.<ref name="four09">[[4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer]]</ref> Alastair is sent to Earth to capture and interrogate [[Anna Milton]] on what she hears other angels saying. However, he fails due to the combined efforts of [[Sam]], Dean, Ruby, and Anna herself.<ref name="four10" /> He is sent back up to Earth once again to participate in breaking more seals. His attempt to sacrifice two [[reapers]] during the winter solstice is thwarted by Sam, Dean, and [[Castiel]],<ref name="four15" /> the last of whom captures Alastair to interrogate him on who has been killing members of his [[angel garrison]].<ref name="four16" /> Alastair proves too strong-willed for the angels to break and they call Dean in to torture his old tormentor, but to no avail. Alastair only gives up the information when Sam tortures him with his [[demon blood]]-enhanced powers; after Alastair reveals that he only knows that no demons are behind the murders, he becomes the first demon killed by Sam's growing powers.<ref name="four16" />
==Characteristics==
[[File:AlastairKnife416.jpg|thumb|350px|Alastair survives being stabbed with [[Ruby's knife]].]]
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Alastair has white eyes (including pupils and irises).<ref name="four09" /> He is His presence caused statues to weep blood<ref name="four09" /> and was noted as an expert interrogator and torturer,<ref name="four10" /> and is was also incredibly resilient to being tortured himself; according to [[Castiel]], he has had an exceptionally strong will, allowing him to withstand extended torture from both [[angels]] and one of his own apprentices.<ref name="four16" /> Alastair possesses possessed an extensive knowledge of the occult as well as [[Enochian]] spells and rituals, including an incantation with an unknown negative effect on [[angel]]s,<ref name="four10" /> as well as another incantation that expels an angel from his [[vessel]] and sends him back to [[Heaven]],<ref name="four16" /> and spell-work to incapacitate [[reapers]].<ref name="four15" /> His presence causes statues  Alastair was a strong-willed demon, who was capable of withstanding the interrogations of angels. He was also able to withstand the torture of one of his favored apprentices, Dean Winchester. The only person known to have forced Alastair to weep break was Sam Winchester, who tortured Alastair with his [[demon blood]]-enhanced powers for information before killing him.<ref name="four09four16" />
[[File:AlastairKnife416.jpg|thumb|350px|Alastair survives being stabbed with [[Ruby's knife]].]]
===Powers and abilities===
* Arcane knowledge – Being a [[white-eyed demon]] and presumably among the first created, Alastair possessed old and powerful knowledge, such as an [[exorcism]] ritual that could eject an angel from its [[vessel]] and send it back to [Telekinesis|Telekinetic[Heaven]]<ref name="four09" />. * Can [[Possession|possess]] – Like all demons, Alastair was capable of possessing any humansnot in possession of an [[anti-possession symbol]].<ref name="four09" /><ref name="four15" />* Has high resistance to [[RubyTelekinesis]] – Alastair can moves anything with a thought. The power also extends to being able to telekinetically inflict damage onto human's knife]]hearts with a gesture.<ref name="four09" />* [[Teleportation]]<ref name="four10" /><ref name="four15" />* Unaffected by the smiting powers of [[angelTeleportation]]s– As a high-level demon, Alastair had the ability to teleport.<ref name="four10" />* Can Superhuman strength and durability – Alastair could overpower [[angels]],<ref name="four10" /> though he does did not possess the power to kill themand could be overpowered sufficiently distracted, but had also shown to resistant to the smiting powers of [[angel]]s, though their [[grace]] could destroy his [[meatsuit]].<ref name="four16four10" />* Superhuman durability.<ref name="four10four16" /><ref name="four16four15" />* The power His durability also extended to telekinetically inflict damage onto humans's hearts with a gesturehigh resistance to the [[demon-killing knife]].<ref name="four10" />* Superhuman strength.<ref name="four16four09" />
===Weaknesses===
* Can be killed by [[SamDemon-killing knife]]– While Alastair had survived being stabbed with the knife twice, it's powers if Sam has recently consumed use still caused him great pain.* [[demon bloodDevil's traps]]– As a powerful demon Alastair must be trapped and bound into a special old-Enochian devil's trap.<ref name="four10" /><ref name="four16" />* Is unable to perceive an [[angelHoly water]]'s true form without his [[meatsuit]] getting obliterated in – Holy water has an affect on Alastair like most demons, however he was able to shrug off the processeffects quicker than typical demons.<ref name="four10four16" />* Is vulnerable [[Salt]] – Ingestion of salt mixed with holy water was able to cause great discomfort.* [[devil's trapSpecial Children]]s, – Alastair was killed by [[holy waterSam]], and 's powers after Sam had consumed a sufficient amount of [[saltdemon blood]].<ref name="four16" />
==Episodes==
===[[4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer]]===
Alastair leaves [[Hell]] and [[Possession|possesses]] a pediatrician to capture and interrogate [[AnnaMilton]]. He follows [[Sam]] and [[Dean]] from Anna's house to the her father's church Anna is hiding at, where she fled to after her escape. [[Ruby]] tries to get Sam, Dean, and Anna to leave as quickly as possible to avoid Alastair, but realizes that it is too late when signs of his approach break out, including a statue of the virgin Mary weeping blood. Although she convinces Sam to [[exorcise ]] Alastair with his powers, they have little effect on Alastair, who uses [[telekinesis]] to fling Sam down the staircase before attacking and overpowering beating Dean. He taunts Dean about their "closeness" in Hell, prompting Dean to finally recognize Alastair, even in his [[meatsuit]]. Sam returns to stab Alastair in the shoulder with [[Ruby's knife]], but much to the Winchesters' horror, the [[demon]] does not dieis undeterred by the knife wound. As Alastair pulls the knife out, Sam and Dean flee from him by jumping out the church window and he allows them to escape so that he can use them to lead him to Anna again.
===[[4.10 Heaven and Hell]]===
[[Alastair is described by Ruby]] tells [[Sam]] that Alastair as a master torturer who is "practically the Grand Inquisitor" in [[Hell]] and that , whom she is more scared of him than even the [[angels]]. She suggests that After her suggestion to abandon Anna and run from Alastair gets rejected, she tries to get Sam to resume drinking her [[Demon blood|blood]] so that he can successfully [[exorcise ]] Alastair, but . Sam refusesthis as well. Later on, Alastair reappears when Ruby fulfills leaves to fulfill her part in Sam's plan by , burning her [[hex bag]] and letting Alastair find herat a [[crossroads]]. Alastair derides her , a fellow [[demon]], for protecting Anna, an [[angel]], when she is a (albeit without her [[demongrace]]), and rejects her offer to trade him Anna for the safety of herself, Sam, and [[Dean]], instead capturing . Alastair insults her again before having his minions capture her and torturing for him to torture her with [[Ruby's knife|her own knife]] to force simply make her to tell him where Anna is. While torturing her, Alastair reveals that he actually vastly prefers Hell to Earth (which he loathes), having only left it because he must deal with "this nasty ghastly angel business." Eventually, Ruby leads agrees to lead him and his minions to Anna; - she is unwilling to simply tell him what he wants to know because she knows that he would just kill her afterwards. Alastair and his minions accompany her and find that [[Castiel]] and [[Uriel]] are also at the site and are , about to execute Anna. Dismissing Contrary to the terror other [[demons]] showed of angels, Alastair dismisses Castiel's warnings that they will be killed if they do not leave, the [[demon]]s and even trades insults with Uriel before leading his forces to fight the angels to and stop them from killing Annaso that he may capture and torture her. Although Alastair's his minions are quickly killed by Uriel, Alastair proves too powerful for Castiel to smite and overpowers the angel, which shocks the latter. When Dean hits him over the head with a crowbar, Alastair shifts his attentions to him and Sam and launches a [[Telekinesis|telekinetic]] attack on their hearts while chastising Dean about his lost "potential." He tries to intervene when he sees Anna regain her [[grace]], only to get his meatsuit vaporized instead, leaving behind only Ruby's knife. Later, Dean tearfully reveals to Sam that after every day of torture in Hell, Alastair would offer to stop if Dean agreed to torture other souls; although . Although Dean held out for the first thirty years (three months on Earth), he eventually gave in because he couldn't take it anymore and spent the last ten years of his time there (one month on Earth) torturing other souls under Alastair's instruction.[[File:Alistair with Death's weapon.Jpg|350px|thumb|left|Alastair in his new [[meatsuit]], preparing to break one of [[the 66 Seals]].]]
[[File:Alistair with Death's weapon.Jpg|350px|thumb|left|Alastair in his new [[meatsuit]], preparing to break one of [[the 66 Seals]].]]
===[[4.15 Death Takes a Holiday]]===
Now Alastair is once again made to leave [[Hell]] and assist in a new starting the [[meatsuitApocalypse]] (, much to his previous one having been destroyed by dissatisfaction. Now in a new [[Annameatsuit]]), Alastair he is attempting to break one of [[the 66 Seals]] by killing two [[reaper]]s under a solstice moon. He confronts [[Dean]] and [[Sam]] in a cemetery, revealing that he had survived his encounter with [[Anna]], though the pediatrician he had been [[possessing]] did not, and gloating that the latter's wife is still looking for her husband and unaware he is dead, which he finds hilarious. Trying again to kill them, Alastair telekinetically throws Dean into a gravestone and injures Deanhim, but finds that Sam is resistant now immune to his powers and fights back, revealing that he survived his last encounter with Anna. He flees when Sam tries to [[exorcise]] him with his powers , and later returns in yet another meatsuit. When the boys become non-corporealto better find the demons holding the reapers hostage, and therefore they track Alastair down at a funeral home warded in [[Enochian]] script against [[angels]]. As they have made themselves subject to [[ghost]]ly weaknessesin their spiritual state, they track Alastair down at a funeral home and he traps them with an [[iron ]] chainand toys with them by shooting them with rock [[salt]] as he sends a minion to kill their unconscious bodies. While their ally [[Pamela Barnes]] is able to hold off Alastair's servant for a time and thwart this aspect of Alastair's plan, she is fatally wounded by Alastair's servant in the process and later dies. He kills Meanwhile, Alastair begins breaking the seal and succeeds in killing one [[reaper]] with [[Death's scythe]], but though the boys rescue help [[Tessa]], preventing escape and ultimately save the seal from being brokenbefore fleeing. Later Alastair later tracks Dean down alone as Sam is fighting off Alastair's minion in an attempt to save Pamela. As he confronts begins closing in on Dean, Alastair is struck by lightning and vanishes again as he is captured by [[Castiel]].
===[[4.16 On the Head of a Pin]]===
Held captive by [[Castiel]] and [[Uriel]] and imprisoned in am [[Enochian]] [[devil's trap]], Alastair refuses to tell them anything about the slain [[angel]]s. Dean is recruited as an interrogator due to formerly being Alastair's student during his time in [[Hell]]. Amused by the idea, Alastair taunts Dean over the course of the torture session, though he concedes that reality is "too concrete" compared to Hell for Dean to adequately torture him. Dean instead tortures Alastair with [[holy water]] injected into his veins, [[salt]] poured down his mouth, and mutilation from Ruby's knife that he coats with holy water and salt. Instead of giving Dean the information he asks for regarding the angel murders, Alastair plays mind games with Dean by claiming that he tortured Dean's father [[John]] in Hell and even made him the same offer he'd made Dean, but that unlike his son, John was a "hero" who steadfastly refused and ultimately escaped after 100 years (ten months on Earth) of Alastair's torture. Alastair gloats that when Dean accepted the offer in 30 years (3 months) and began torturing souls, he broke the first of [[the 66 Seals]] and enabled [[demons]] to begin breaking the rest of them.
 
Having kept an eye on the devil's trap he's caught in being compromised -- later revealed to be Uriel's doing to let Alastair kill Dean and escape to make the angels keep thinking the demons are responsible for the angel murders Uriel committed -- Alastair escapes when a devastated Dean turns his back, then begins savagely beating Dean again. As he is about to finish Dean off and send him back to Hell, telling him he has a lot to learn, he becomes distracted by Castiel intervening.
 
[[File:AlastairKilled.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Alastair is killed by [[Sam]].]]
Alastair is captured by [[Castiel]] and [[Uriel]] and imprisoned in a [[devilembeds Ruby's trap]], but he refuses to tell them anything about the slain [[angel]]s. [[Dean]] is recruited as an interrogator because he was formerly Alastair's student during his time knife in [[Hell]]. After extensive torture, Alastair breaks free Uriel having sabotaged the devil's trap shoulder and uses telekinesis to prevent his role in twist the angelic deaths being revealed. He almost kills Deanblade, but is stopped by Castiel, who throws [[Ruby's knife]] and embeds it in Alastair's chest. Alastair simply pulls the knife out and fights Castiel. He manages to trap him against a pillar, again overpowers Castiel and admits that while he is unable to kill the [[angel]]as he admits he wishes he could, he will reveals that all he can do is send him back to [[Heaven]]. Alastair begins to chantan angel [[exorcism]], but he is stopped by Sam, who has become strong enough through his consumption of Ruby's demon blood to overpower him with ease. Agonized by Sam forces 's psychic torture, Alastair finally reveals that he knows none of the demons, including himself and [[Lilith]], are responsible for the angel deaths. Knowing that Sam can psychically [[exorcise]] demons, he challenges Sam to talkexorcise him back to Hell, then kills where he wants to be, but is shocked when Sam instead uses his enhanced power to kill him via his abilities.
===[[4.18 The Monster at the End of This Book]]===
[[Alastair's death is brought up by Dean]] , who reveals that [[Castiel]] has told him about [[Sam]] torturing using his powers to torture and killing kill Alastair with ease. Dean thinks that this Sam being able to do so is one of the signs another sign that Sam he is going [[dark-side]].
===[[4.20 The Rapture]]===
[[Alastair is again mentioned by Dean]] points out , who is in disbelief that [[Sam]]'s powers used to be were strong enough to kill Alastair but are now not even strong enough to kill a low-level [[demon]]. The reason, unknown to Dean at the time, is that Sam has not recently fed on demon blood due to a prolonged absence from Ruby.
===[[4.21 When the Levee Breaks]]===
While undergoing forced withdrawal from [[demon blood]], [[Sam]] has several hallucinations, the first of which is Alastair inexplicably returningin his last [[meatsuit]]. Finding Sam hallucinates that he is strapped down and tortured by locked in [[Bobby's Panic Room]] alone with him, Alastair tortures him with a knife, but eventually . Eventually Alastair disappears and Sam realizes that he is had been hallucinatingboth Alastair and the torture.
===[[4.22 Lucifer Rising]]===
[[Alastair is the only demon explicitly mentioned by Ruby]] reveals when she is explaining that not even Alastair none of the others besides herself and Lilith had known that she was working of her undercover mission for [[Lucifer]] and [[Lilith]].
===[[6.10 Caged Heat]]===
To prove that she is capable of making [[Crowley]] give into her demands, [[Meg]] reveals that she had apprenticed under Alastair in [[Hell]] like [[Dean]] had, and Dean grudgingly concedes that this means she can make Crowley do whatever she wants. Meg doesn't reveal when she undertook this apprenticeship, but it must have been before Alastair's capture in [[4.15 Death Takes a Holiday]], as he was killed in [[4.16 On the Head of a Pin|the following episode]].
===[[6.20 The Man Who Would Be King]]===
[[Alastair is mentioned by Crowley]] mentions Alastair when listing off those who underestimated the threat the Winchesters pose and paid the price for it, along with [[Lucifer]], [[Michael]], [[Lilith]], and [[Azazel]]. ===[[15.01 Back and to the Future]]===[[Belphegor]] mentions Dean's time in Hell, where he was tortured by Alastair for 30 years until Dean accepted Alastair's deal that he would stop the torture if Dean himself would take his place. Belphegor tells Dean he got to watch him "work" and described the things he did to people as not torture but "art," calling himself a fan of Dean's work. Dean simply states that it was a long time ago.
==Alastair in Lore==
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