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|name= The Colt
|Manufacturer= [[Samuel Colt]]
|Powers= Can kill anything except for [[Lucifer]] and four other unknown creatures.<br>Key to the [[Devil's Gate in Wyoming]].
|location= [[Men of Letters Bunker]]with [[Sam]] and [[Dean]].|episodes= '''First Appearance:''' [[1.20 Dead Man's Blood]]<br>'''Last Appearance:''' [[15.12.20 Twigs & Twine & Tasha BanesGalaxy Brain]]
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The Colt was made by [[Samuel Colt]] in 1835. When it is used with the supernatural bullets he made specially for it, the gun can kill anything.<ref name="one20">[[1.20 Dead Man's Blood]]</ref> It was the first supernatural weapon introduced in the series.
[[Lucifer]] says that there are only five things in all of creation that can't be killed by the Colt and that he is one of them, whether he meant himself personally or archangels in general was never specified.<ref name="five10">[[5.10 Abandon All Hope...]]</ref> The [[Alpha Vampire]] later confirmed in [[12.14 The Raid]] that there were "five creatures" it couldn't kill.  It should also be noted that while the Colt can kill (almost) anything the shot must still be a kill shot. When [[Sam]] shoots [[John]]in the leg, while he is [[possessed]] by [[Azazel]], in the leg, the [[demon]] survives, but the shot allows for John to briefly take back control of his body before Azazel escapes.<ref name="one22">[[1.22 Devil's Trap]]</ref> The [[Alpha Vampire]] later revealed in [[12.14 The Raid]] that the five things that the Colt cannot kill are five individual creatures rather than five specific species of monsters.
Samuel Colt also designed the locked door to keep the portal to [[Hell]] known as the [[Devil's Gate in Wyoming|Devil's Gate]] from opening. The Devil's Gate and the Colt are linked together, the gun serves as the key to the gate, allowing it to be opened by inserting the Colt's muzzle into the keyhole. Colt then built a railroad of [[iron]] in the shape of a pentagram, with a church at each of the points, around the Devil's Gate to further ensure that it was [[demon]]-proof.<ref>[[2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two]]</ref>
[[Castiel]] returned to the Bunker to talk to Sam and Dean about his temporary partnership with the angels, but it turns out to be a ruse to steal the Colt which was under Dean's pillow rather than in their safe for safe-keeping. After [[Joshua]] had tracked down Dagon through a celestial pulse caused by the [[Nephilim]], Castiel and [[Kelvin]] went to her safe house along with Hozai and the Colt to kill both her and [[Kelly Kline]] with the remaining two bullets. He used one of the bullets to attempt to kill Dagon, but she teleported out of the way. Castiel went downstairs with every intent to kill Kelly, but he couldn't do it. After Sam and Dean had caught up with them, they explained their plan to make the Nephilim into a human by extracting its grace so both the baby and Kelly can live, but Kelly refused to let them do it because she wants her child to be born with its powers. After waiting in the Impala, Kelly had taken the keys and drove away with Castiel intending to go to [[Metatron's Cube|Heaven's Gate]], leaving the Colt with Sam and Dean. When they arrived, they discovered that Dagon had caught up with them after killing Hozai, Kelvin, and Joshua when he appeared. When Sam and Dean arrived and tried to stop Dagon from taking Kelly again, she attacked Dean and took the Colt from him. Dagon used her power to heat up and melt the barrel of the Colt, causing the muzzle to fall off and severely damaging the gun. Castiel is later able to kill Dagon without the Colt using the powers of the Nephilim; [[Jack Kline]].
Sam retrieves the pieces of the damaged Colt and takes them back to the Bunker where it's is shown that the heat has deformed parts of the gun's mechanisms. Sam promises to attempt to repair the legendary gun, but he is unsure if he can.<ref>[[12.20 Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes]]</ref>
===Special Features===
'''Pentagram''': See [[Pentagram]]
'''Make and Model of The Colt''': The Colt has the appearance of an [http://www.pietta.it/en/prodotto/1836-paterson/ 1836 Colt Paterson Pietta Paterson Super Deluxe]. In reality, the [http://www.guns.com/review/colt-paterson-reproduction-by-pietta-is-a-worthwhile-experience/ Colt Paterson], which is the first Revolver ever built, is surprisingly difficult to load. It can be assumed that the gun itself was modified in [[3.04 Sin City]] when [[Bobby]] agreed to let [[Ruby]] restore its supernatural killing abilities which would explain how it can be easily reloaded without undergoing the painstakingly long process of deconstructing it's its barrel. See: ''[http://www.guns.com/2012/07/30/colt-paterson/ History of the Colt Paterson].''
'''Bullets''': The 13 bullets made by Samuel Colt are engraved with numbers. Whenever The Colt fires a bullet, a cross within a circle along with a few vestiges of ancient scripture appear on the tip of it and burns orange-red right before it hits anything. It was first noticed in [[2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two]] when Dean uses the final original bullet in the chamber to kill [[Azazel]]. Whenever the Colt was used in [[Season 12]], the cross can be seen in [[12.14 The Raid]] when the [[Alpha Vampire]] was killed by Sam and [[12.17 The British Invasion]] when [[Eileen Leahy]] intended to shoot [[Dagon]], but hits [[Renny Rawlings]] when she teleports out of the way. The cross appears to resemble a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_potent Cross Potent], the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_cross Sun Cross], or a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringed_cross Ringed Cross]. The closest match appears to be the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Benedict_Medal Cross of Saint Benedict] which has been used for centuries to ward off evil, alluding to the inscription on the barrel of the gun.
Ruby was able to build more bullets for the Colt in [[3.04 Sin City]], and later in [[12.14 The Raid]], Sam relates that Bobby had learned the method from her and passed it on to him. The process requires [[holy oil]], sage and myrrh. They are mixed to make a tincture and used to coat silver bullets and the following spell must be recited to mimic the original etchings: ''"Signum est imitandum. Signum est imitandum."''
'''Other Uses'''
* [[2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two]]: The Colt is used by [[Jake]] as a key to open the [[Devil's Gate in Wyoming]].
* [[3.04 Sin City]]: [[Ruby]] helps [[Bobby]] rebuild the Colt so and create new bullets for it will use any ammunition. [[Sam]] then uses it to kill [[Father Gil]] and [[Casey]]. This also marks the first time the Colt bullets now give off an orange-red hue when they kill a demon much like the bullet's effects with [[Azazel]], but now it's is for every demon Sam and Dean use the Colt on.
* [[3.05 Bedtime Stories]]: Sam uses the Colt to kill a [[crossroads demon]].
* [[3.07 Fresh Blood]]: [[Dean]] shoots a [[vampire]] with it. This is the first time after Ruby helps Bobby make more bullets for the Colt, as well as the last time (so far), that we've seen the blue-colored hue being used after Dean kills the vampire. It can be suggested that the blue hue is only used against monsters now.
* [[12.18 The Memory Remains]]: Sam uses it to kill the god [[Moloch]].
* [[12.19 The Future]]: Castiel attempted to kill Dagon with the Colt, but she teleported out of the way, while the bullet struck the wall.
 
===The Five Things the Colt Can't Kill===
[[Lucifer]] says that there are only five things in all of creation that can't be killed by the Colt and that he is one of them. One point of conjecture is whether Lucifer meant five individuals, or five types of beings. The [[Alpha Vampire]] confirms that there are "five creatures" that the Colt cannot kill which some fans take as meaning individuals rather than five specific species of monsters.
 
[[Azazel]] is the only demon to have survived being shot with the Colt, due in part to being shot in the leg rather than the head or the heart.<ref name="one22">[[1.22 Devil's Trap]]</ref>
 
The Colt has been shown to kill:
* Humans
* [[Demons]] (including [[crossroads demons]] and [[Princes of Hell]])
* [[Alphas]] (such as the [[Alpha Vampire]])
* [[Monsters]] (such as the [[Phoenix]] and [[Vampires]])
* [[Deities|Pagan gods]] (such as [[Moloch]])
 
There is speculation about what other powerful beings may not be killed by the Colt including:
* [[God]] / [[Chuck]] and [[the Darkness]] / [[Amara]] – Given their respective status' as the [[The Cosmic Balance|cosmic embodiment]] of light and darkness, it is likely they are not vulnerable to the Colt.
* [[Archangels]] – [[Lucifer]] is shown to be invulnerable to the Colt, but a head shot disorients him for a few seconds. This suggests that archangels are immune to the Colt's powers.
* [[Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse]] – [[Famine]], [[Pestilence]] and [[War]] were rendered powerless with the removal of their rings, so they could possibly be vulnerable to the Colt. [[Death]] maintains its power even without its ring, and seems to be more powerful than the other Horsemen. Given Death's claim it would eventually reap God, it may be invulnerable to the Colt as it appears only [[Death's Scythe]] is capable of killing Death. Though Lucifer was also shown to be able to smite Death, whether or not the Colt would work on the Entity is still unknown.
* [[Cain]] – When bearing the [[Mark of Cain]], which was given to him by Lucifer, this may have protected him from the Colt. However, he was a [[Knight of Hell]], lower in the hierarchy than the [[Princes of Hell]] who could be killed by the Colt, implying that the Colt can kill Cain.
* [[Eve]] – No clear evidence either way, however as she is dead it is a moot point.
==Episodes==
[[Dean]] uses the third remaining bullet to kill the demon [[Tom]], after he and [[Sam]] rescue John. Their father, [[possessed]] by the Yellow-Eyed Demon, begs Sam to shoot him, but he cannot kill his father and uses the fourth bullet to shoot John in the leg, the hesitation to kill the demon and John with him, allowing it to flee.
[[File:Devil'sGate222.jpg|left|thumb|350px|The Gate to [[Hell]] is locked with a [[devil's trap]] opened by the Colt.]]
===[[2.01 In My Time of Dying]]===
[[Sam]] uses the Colt to frighten off the [[demon]]-possessed [[Trucker|trucker]]. Later, [[John]] trades the Colt and the remaining bullet (and his [[soul]]) in a [[deal]] with [[Azazel]] for [[Dean]]'s life.
[[File:Devil'sGate222.jpg|right|thumb|350px|The Gate to [[Hell]] is locked with a [[devil's trap]] opened by the Colt.]]
===[[2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two]]===
The Yellow-Eyed Demon gives the Colt to [[Jake Talley]] in order to open the [[Devil's Gate in Wyoming]]. After making his way to [[Fossil Butte Cemetery]], Jake succeeds in opening the gate by threatening [[Ellen]]'s life, but after Sam kills him, [[Dean]] retrieves the Colt from the crypt door. The Yellow-Eyed Demon shows up and takes the Colt from Dean, but after John's spirit distracts the demon by ripping him out of his [[meatsuit]], Dean grabs the Colt back and shoots Azazel in the heart with the last bullet just as he returns to his host, finally killing him. [[Bobby]] and Ellen were later able to seal the [[Hell Gates|devil's gate]] before any more demons or spirits could escape.
[[Bobby]] is seen working on the Colt.
[[File:Bobby-Colt.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Bobby testing out The Colt.]]
===[[3.04 Sin City]]===
Bobby is trying to figure out how the Colt works when [[Ruby]] arrives and offers to help return its [[demon]] killing powers. Bobby later shoots at the [[possessed]] [[Father Gil]] with it -– and misses. [[Sam]] eventually uses it to kill Father Gil and [[Casey]].
[[File:Bobby-Colt.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Bobby testing out [[the Colt]].]]
===[[3.05 Bedtime Stories]]===
[[crossroads demon|The Crossroads Demon]] outside of [[Lloyd's Bar]] recognizes that the Colt has been modified, stating that it was not "the original Colt." She realizes that [[Ruby]] was the one who modified it. Sam eventually uses the Colt to kill the crossroads demon to try to get Dean out of his contract.
===[[5.09 The Real Ghostbusters]]===
[[Becky]] tells Sam that in the ''[[The Supernatural Books|Supernatural]]'' book written by [[Chuck Shurley]] which tells the events of [[3.15 Time Is on My Side]], Bela gave the Colt not to Lilith but to [[Crowley]]; her right hand demon and possible lover,[[File:Crowley.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Crowley with The Colt.]]
[[File:Crowley.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Crowley with [[the Colt]].]]
===[[5.10 Abandon All Hope...]]===
After using it to kill two of his hench-demons, Crowley gives the Colt and some more bullets to the Winchesters to kill Lucifer who is in Carthage, Missouri. Dean uses it against the [[hellhounds]], and either wounds, or kills one, but is unable to stop them all. Dean shoots Lucifer in the head at point-blank range, telling him to "suck it." Lucifer falls and appears to be dead at first, but he gets up in pain, the bullet wound in his forehead heals, and he punches Dean into a tree, dropping the Colt in the process. Lucifer goes on to explain to Sam that he is one of five things in all of creation that the gun can't kill. It was later revealed that when Castiel teleported Sam and Dean out of the battlefield, the Colt was left behind and was retrieved by Crowley while Lucifer was releasing [[Death]] from his prison.
[[Sam]] was able to take [[Dean]] and Bobby to the library in the [[Campbell Compound]] to look through Samuel's lore books and find a way to kill [[Eve]]. Bobby was able to find out that the ashes of a [[phoenix]] can kill Eve and Dean recovers [[Samuel Colt's Journal]] and discovers that in March 5, 1861 the Colt was used to kill a [[phoenix]] in Sunrise, Wyoming. They were able to summon Castiel so they can travel back to 1861, but they only have 24 hours before he brings them back. [[Samuel Colt]] is retired from hunting, and completing the railway [[devil's trap]] to protect the [[Devil's Gate]]. Two [[demon|demons]] enter his home looking for the gun, and he shoots them with the Colt. When Sam arrives and asks for his assistance, he refuses, but eventually gives Sam the Colt. Dean uses the Colt to kill [[Elias Finch]] — the phoenix.
However, Dean drops the Colt just before he and Sam are transported back to the present day. It is possible that the Colt was retrieved by the saloon owner Elkins. In the present day, the Colt was originally in the possession of [[Daniel Elkins]] and its possible that the Elkins of 1861 was an ancestor who passed it down to him. It was stated in Colt's Journal that he knew the saloon keeper personally. Since there were two bullets left in the chamber at most after it was used to kill two demons and a phoenix, and the fact that Daniel Elkins was loading five bullets into the Colt when it was first introduced in [[1.20 Dead Man's Blood]], it's is implied that while Samuel Colt returned to Sunrise, Wyoming to retrieve the phoenix ashes, he also gave the Colt to the saloon keeper Elkins along with the special bullets with the hopes that it will eventually end up with Sam.
===[[12.12 Stuck in the Middle (With You)]]===
===[[12.20 Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes]]===
In the aftermath of Castiel disappearing with Kelly Kline, Dean asks Sam if he is able to fix the damaged Colt, which is now in two pieces, who is hopeful, but uncertain.
 
===[[15.05 Proverbs 17:3]]===
Sam has a nightmare where he is possessed by [[Lucifer]], Dean tries to kill the [[archangel]] with the Colt, shooting him through the head from behind. However, Lucifer heals the wound and burns Dean to death.
 
Sam later speculates that the nightmare was one of God's possible endings for them that he is seeing through a link created between Sam and God when Sam shot God with [[the Equalizer]].
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===[[15.09 The Trap]]===
God reveals that the nightmares Sam has been seeing were of alternate reality Sams and Deans, meaning that the Colt Sam had seen was also from an alternate reality.
 
===[[15.12 Galaxy Brain]]===
Part of Chuck's video presentation to the Radio Shed clerk on Earth 2 is alternate Dean's failed attempt to kill alternate [[Lucifer]] with the Colt.
==Legend of the Colt==
Although not obvious to anyone not familiar with the Paterson model, "the Colt" does in fact, have a trigger. While the Colt Paterson Revolvers in general, as well as "the Colt" do not have trigger guards, the trigger for these revolvers are inset flush into base of the frame, and drop down automatically when the hammer is cocked. The trigger can be clearly seen behind Bobby's finger when he is test-firing it in the scene where Ruby first appears to help him modify it to restore its demon killing abilities. The trigger and the hammer can also be seen up close when Sam kills the Alpha Vampire with The Colt in [[12.14 The Raid]].
==Speculation by FansTrivia==The legend of the Colt has brought up a lot of speculation between the fans due to some inconsistencies with its history. ===Stopping the Bullet===When Sam tried to use the Colt to kill her, the demon * [[Tammi]] was able to stop the bullet in midair in [[3http://collider.09 Malleus Maleficarum]]. This could either suggest com/the bullets aren't that powerful when a demon is expecting the bullet, or perhaps a demonic [[witch]] may be able to stop a demon-killing bullet from the Colt. And if that was the case, you could also wonder if Ruby would've been able to stop the Colt's bullet as well if Sam didn't stop Dean from shooting her. Case Misboys-eric-kripke-proven: Azazel was killed by it, and he knew the bullet was in fact coming. As well, Azazel was far more powerful than Ruby, so how could she stop the bullet if Azazel could not. Dean, when he was sent into the past by Castiel in [[4.03 interview/ In The Beginning]a 2019 interview with Collider], told Azazel Eric Kripke revealed that he was the one that killed him, but Azazel was skeptical and refused to believe that it was true. It can only be assumed that either JohnColt's attack weakened him to creation in the point where he show was unable a reference to teleport out of the way or stop the bullet from hitting him or because he was in shock from discovering that what Dean told him about being the one who kills him decades ago was true and unavoidable. ===The Five Things===[[Lucifer]] says that there are only five things in all Saint of creation that can't be killed by the Colt and that he is one of them. ThereKiller's no definite answer whether or not [[Eve]] can be killed by the Colt. [[Death]] could be more powerful than the [[archangels]] since in the end he would reap [[God]] and he told [[Dean]] guns that he existed at least as long as God, possibly more, but neither one of them can remember exactly how long anymore. The other 3 Horsemen: [[Famine]], [[Pestilence]] and [[War]]: are immortal, but powerless without their rings unlike their brother Death who is the ultimate [[reaper]]. The only way the other three Horsemen were stopped was by cutting off their rings, but they did not die. Therefore, there's reason to believe the Colt can't kill them. However, there might be a reason to separate Death and the Horsemen since they are on different power levels. If this is true, then Eve can be killed by the Colt, since anything from the Horsemen are older and bump her off the list. Since Death is the only [[Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse|Horseman of the Apocalypse]] who doesn't actually need his ring, it stands to reason that Death is immune to the Colt while the other three Horsemen are not. Another question is that could the Colt kill [[Cain]]? He was the one with [[the First Blade]] and the [[Mark of Cain]] which evidently renders the bearer immortal. If the user dies, it comes back as a [[Knight of Hell]]. The First Blade killed Cain. If Cain cannot be killed with the Colt, then it could be because he was either Adam and Eve's firstborn son or because he was the holder of the Mark of Cain, as he was made into a Knight after the [[Princes of Hell]] were made, who are susceptible to the Colt like [[Azazel]]. Since the Princes existed before him, it proves that Cain can be killed by the Colt. The [[Alpha Vampire]] told [[Sam]] that "there are five creatures on this Earth that gun cannot kill" and tried to pass of that he was one of them, but Sam doesnPreacher't believe him and eventually kills him. It confirms that the five things that the Colt cannot kill are five individual creatures rather than five specific species of monsters. Since Lucifer was unaffected by the Colt, it points out that Michael can't be killed by it either and it was previously stated that both Michael and Lucifer appear to be on different power levels than Gabriel and Raphael. It raises the question if Gabriel and Raphael are susceptible to the Colt, but since both archangels were trapped in a ring of [[holy fire]] which had to be extinguished by water to release them and Lucifer was trapped in a ring of holy fire that extinguished itself, despite the warding used to trap him and the fact that Michael was molotov cocktailed by [[Castiel]] with a flaming bottle filled with holy fire and survived, it shows that Gabriel and Raphael may be somewhat weaker than Michael and Lucifer, presenting the possibility that they could be killed by the Colt. It is unknown if the Colt is capable of killing the [[Cosmic Entity]], but it is implied that since it has existed outside of Creation before God and Amara, it cannot be classified as one of the five creatures as they exist within Creation while the Cosmic Entity exists within [[the Empty]]comic book.
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