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|name= Death's Scythe
|Manufacturer= [[Death]]
|Powers= Can kill anything
|location= [[Billie]]Unknown|episodes= [[4.15 Death Takes a Holiday]]<br>[[5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight]]<br>[[10.23 Brother's Keeper]]<br>[[13.05 Advanced Thanatology]]<br>[[14.20 Moriah]]<br>[[15.12 Galaxy Brain]]<br>[[15.18 Despair]]<br>[[15.19 Inherit the Earth]]
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==History==
This The scythe is Death's iconic weapon . It first appears as a sickle in [[Alastair]]'s possession; he claims that [[Death]], an old friend, lent it to him. While Alastair uses it to kill a reaper, his attempt to break one of [[the 66 Seals]] fails as Sam and Dean rescue [[Tessa]].<refname="four15">[[4.15 Death Takes a Holiday]]</ref> He claimed that Somehow, [[DeathCrowley]]is able to get his hands on the scythe, presumably after Alastair's death. After locating Death in Chicago, he provides the weapon to Dean, an old friendwho attempts to use it against the Horseman. However, lent Death causes the scythe to burn his hand and summons it to himthe table. He thanks Dean for "returning" his property.<ref name="five21">[[5. According 21 Two Minutes to Midnight]]</ref> Death provides Dean with the scythe to kill Sam and satisfy his deal to prevent him and the [[CrowleyMark of Cain]]from killing anyone else. However, Dean reneges on his deal and swings the weapon at Death, this killing him and destroying the scythe can kill in the process.<ref name="ten23">[[10.23 Brother's Keeper]]</ref> [[reaperBillie]]sreveals that when one incarnation of Death is killed, the next reaper who dies adopts their mantle and gains the scythe as a result.<ref name="thirteen05">[[demon13.05 Advanced Thanatology]]s </ref> Dean subsequently uses this scythe to mortally wound Billie and it is absorbed into [[angelthe Empty]] with her by the [[Cosmic Entity]]s.<refname="fifteen18">[[515.21 Two Minutes to Midnight18 Despair]]</ref> Crowley also told After [[DeanBetty]] and is turned into the new Death by [[SamLucifer]] , she manifests her own scythe which takes on a different form than that according of the original Death's or Billie's.<ref name="fifteen19">[[15.19 Inherit the Earth]]</ref> ==Characteristics==Death can summon the weapon to current rumorstheir hands and alter its physical appearance between the traditional scythe or a sickle. In the original Death's possession, this weapon can kill Deathtook on a more rustic shape, but the scythe later adopted a more Gothic style in Billie's possession, and a Halloween-themed motif when briefly summoned by Betty. This is confirmed when Dean uses  According to Crowley, the scythe on is capable of killing anything, including angels, demons, reapers, and Death itself.<ref name="five21">[[5.21 Two Minutes to protect SamMidnight]]</ref><ref name="ten23">[[10. 23 Brother's Keeper]]</ref> The scythe crumbles is so powerful that it kills anything the blade slices, regardless of whether the wound inflicted by its blade is fatal. Even just being slashed in the shoulder with it was enough to dust with its master fester, leaving [[Billie]] mortally wounded. When her hand was sliced after holding back the blade in self-defense, it became visibly shriveled very shortly afterwards.<ref name="fifteen18" />
==Episodes==
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|title=
|text= Oh. An old friend lent it to me. You know, he doesn't really ride a pale horse, but he does have three amigos, and they're just jonesin' for the Apocalypse!
|author= [[Alastair]]
|source= [[4.15 Death Takes a Holiday]]
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First The first appearance of the scythe and reference to [[Death]] in the series. [[Alastair]] hints that it the sickle he's holding belongs to Death (before he was imprisoned at the time of the Great Flood) and uses it to kill one of the two [[reaper]]s in an attempt to break one of [[the 66 Seals]]: killing two reapers under the Winter Solstice moon. After killing one, he attempts to kill Tessa with it, but Sam and Dean cause a chandelier to fall, breaking the [[reaper trap]] and freeing Tessa before Alastair can finish the incantation.
===[[5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight]]===
[[Crowley]] gives [[Dean]] the scythe before the two go to Chicago to find [[Death]], telling him it is believed to be capable of killing Death himself. How Crowley got it is unclear - the last time we saw the scythe, [[Alastair]] was using it to kill [[reaper]]s before he was captured by [[angel]]s. Armed with the scythe, [[Dean]] nervously tries to ambush Death in a Chicago pizzeria, but the handle begins to burn in Death's proximity and Dean drops it. [[Death]] thanks him for returning the scythe, which moves from its position on the floor beside Dean to lying on the table near Death's right hand without [[Dean]] seeing it move.<br clear="all" />
===[[10.23 Brother's Keeper]]===
After Dean is ready to kill Sam, [[Death]] gives him his scythe to do the job. At the last moment, Dean turns the scythe on Death himself, impaling him through the side, and killing him. When Death crumbles to dust, so does his scythe.
[[File:MerleDeath.png|thumb|right|350px|The [[reaper]] [[Merle]] is killed by [[Death]].]]
===[[13.05 Advanced Thanatology]]===
[[Billie]], having taken on the mantle of [[Death]], appears before Dean clad in black holding a new version of the scythe. After teleporting herself and Dean to her [[Death's Library|library]], she places the scythe against a wall away from Dean, noting she knows better than to just leave it lying around in his close vicinity.
 
===[[14.20 Moriah]]===
While talking about [[Death]], [[Chuck]] complains that [[Billie]] pokes her scythe where it doesn't belong. Later, when Billie appears in [[the Empty]] to talk to the recently-deceased [[Jack Kline]], she is holding her scythe in one hand.
 
===[[15.12 Galaxy Brain]]===
After assisting in rescuing [[Kaia Nieves]] from [[the Bad Place]], the [[reaper]] [[Merle]] is abruptly stabbed through the chest with Death's Scythe. She crumbles into dust for disobeying [[Billie]]'s directives.
 
===[[15.18 Despair]]===
[[Billie]] brings the scythe with her to the Bunker, but puts it down while she reads [[Chuck's Death Book]]. As Billie tries to leave with [[Jack]], Dean grabs the scythe and swings it at her. Billie almost manages to dodge the swing, but she is slashed in the left shoulder, a wound which immediately begins glowing. Billie is forced to teleport away without Jack, the book, or the scythe.
 
Convinced that Billie is the one killing everyone, Dean and [[Castiel]] go after Billie with the scythe to kill her. After a drawn out fight, Dean eventually wounds her hand and pins Billie to the wall with it. During this time, Dean states that he hadn't actually been trying to kill Billie when he wounded her previously. Billie reveals that Dean had mortally wounded her when Dean slashed her shoulder with the scythe. Billie reveals that her shoulder wound is festering before disarming Dean of the scythe.
 
As Billie chases Dean and Castiel through the Bunker, she tauntingly scrapes her scythe across the wall. When the [[Cosmic Entity]] absorbs Billie, her scythe is absorbed as well.
 
===[[15.19 Inherit the Earth]]===
After being turned into the new [[Death]] by [[Lucifer]], [[Betty]] manifests a new scythe. This scythe once more takes on a different shape, with a long uneven wooden pole for a handle and a curved metal head. It's unknown what happened to the scythe after Betty is killed by Lucifer as Betty didn't have it on her at the time.
==Trivia==
* Although obviously not Death's scythe, a very similar sickle can be seen on the table in the basement of [[Rufus's Cabin|Rufus's cabin]] when [[Dean]] takes [[Kevin Tran]] there in [[7.21 Reading Is Fundamental]].
* In [[13.05 Advanced Thanatology]], Billie tells Dean that she knows better than to keep her scythe within his reach. In [[15.18 Despair]], she makes just that mistake, setting it down against a table near Dean while she reads [[Chuck's Death Book]], allowing him to attack her with it.
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