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The Colt

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The Five Things the Colt can't kill
|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]]
'''Make and Model of The Colt''': The Colt has the appearance of an [ 1836 Colt Paterson Pietta Paterson Super Deluxe]. In reality, the [ 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 its barrel. See: ''[ 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 [ Cross Potent], the [ Sun Cross], or a [ Ringed Cross]. The closest match appears to be the [ 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 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.
[[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.
===[[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 * [ Colt has brought up -boys-eric-kripke-interview/ In a lot of speculation between the fans due to some inconsistencies 2019 interview with its history. ===The Five Things===[[LuciferCollider]] says , Eric Kripke revealed 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. There's no definite answer whether or not [[Eve]] can be killed by the Colt. [[Death]] could be more powerful than the [[archangels]] since creation in the end he would reap [[God]] and he told [[Dean]] 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 show 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 reference 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 the Horsemen are older and bump her off the list. Since Death is the only [[Four Horsemen Saint of the Apocalypse|Horseman of the Apocalypse]] who doesnKiller't actually need his ring, it stands to reason s guns that Death is immune to the Colt while the other three Horsemen are not. Another question is that could the Colt can kill [[Cain]]? He was anything from 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 and the other Knights of Hell 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 doesn'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 canPreacher''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 Coltcomic book.
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