→Michael's True Vessel
* Dean consents to being [[Michael]]'s vessel in [[5.18 Point of No Return]]; as Michael begins to appear, Dean reneges and kills [[Zachariah]]. He tells Sam that he changed his mind because he didn't want to let him down. Their half-brother [[Adam Milligan]] is taken as the vessel instead.
* In [[13.23 Let the Good Times Roll]] Dean consents to being [[Apocalypse World]] [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]]'s vessel in order to battle Lucifer. He demands that he remain in control, but after Lucifer is killed, Michael reneges on their deal and takes over Dean's body. Michael suppresses Dean, but Dean fights back and Michael leaves him after about a month's time<ref>[[14.02 Gods and Monsters]]</ref>Before leaving, however, he leaves the "door" to Dean's mind open, which enables him to remotely see what Dean does and provides a way for Michael to later re-occupy Dean's vessel without his consent<ref>[[14.09 The Spear]]</ref>. This time, he creates an illusion in which Dean is happy ([[Rocky's Bar]]) to stop him from fighting back. Sam and Castiel enter Dean's subconscious, and help him repress and contain Michael within his mind. <ref>[[14.10 Nihilism]]</ref>