Michael sees himself as a good and loyal son to his father, and that matters most to him.
He professes love for [[Lucifer ]], his younger brother, but insists that he is only serving his father by destroying his brother. He seems to think himself magnanimous when he promises to leave [[Dean]] whole and not catatonic, after serving as a [[vessel]].
His insistence that his actions only serve [[God]] is not entirely true, as he blames Lucifer for the loss of their father, and is angry with him. He also becomes furious with anyone who interferes with his destiny, including [[Anna Milton]]
, Dean at [[Stull Cemetery]]. When Lucifer suggested that they refuse to fight and "walk off the chessboard" Michael considered abandoning his destiny for a moment, before staying steadfast in his resolve to fight Lucifer. It is this stubborn insistence on fulfilling his story as written that lead him into imprisonment in [[Lucifer's Cage|the Cage]].
After being trapped in the Cage, Michael is stated to have gone insane by both Lucifer<ref name="eleven10" /> and God.<ref name="eleven22" /> After God's betrayal, Dean suspects both were lying and Michael is in fact shown to retain his sanity.<ref name="fifteen08" />
Following his escape from the Cage, Michael is left directionless and unsure of his place
in the world. Having reached an agreement with his [[vessel]] [[Adam Milligan]], Michael is willing to share control with him and use Adam as a guide in the world. However, he remains as stubborn as ever, refusing to accept the truth about his father. When pushed by Adam, Michael admits that if he doubts God, he feels it would be a betrayal of all that he is. After seeing Castiel's memories of his father and learning that he is not the only Michael as he had believed, Michael becomes disillusioned with his father and provides the means to trap God. However, he refuses to help further, not wanting to be directly involved in fighting his father .<ref name="fifteen08" />
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