Angel wings are/were the primary mode of transport for angels, allowing them teleport anywhere on Earth, Heaven, or Hell. Their wings make the sound similar to cloth fluttering as they approach or depart via teleportation. An angel's wings cannot be perceived by human eyes, however a silhouette of the wings can be seen if an angel chooses to reveal its power. When an angel is killed, their body and wings will leave scorch marks on their surroundings. After the angels were ejected from Heaven by Metatron, the wings on angels were either burned completely off in the Fall or were left as mangled vestigial limbs, preventing the angels from teleporting. Aside from Metatron, who cast the spell, archangels were the only ones unaffected by Metatron's spell including Michael and Lucifer, who were both locked away deep in Hell in the Cage, and Gabriel during his imprisonment by Asmodeus.
Angel feathers also hold special properties, specifically being a key component to the time traveling spell first used by Henry Winchester in 8.12 As Time Goes By. A single feather also holds rejuvenating properties for an angel, as shown by Lucifer, who used one of his fossilized feathers to temporarily repair his deteriorating vessel, Vince Vincente.
- 1 Episodes
- 1.1 4.01 Lazarus Rising
- 1.2 4.10 Heaven and Hell
- 1.3 4.16 On the Head of a Pin
- 1.4 5.03 Free to Be You and Me
- 1.5 5.18 Point of No Return
- 1.6 5.19 Hammer of the Gods
- 1.7 6.18 Frontierland
- 1.8 7.01 Meet the New Boss
- 1.9 8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin
- 1.10 8.23 Sacrifice
- 1.11 9.02 Devil May Care
- 1.12 9.09 Holy Terror
- 1.13 9.18 Meta Fiction
- 1.14 10.18 Book of the Damned
- 1.15 12.02 Mamma Mia
- 1.16 12.10 Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets
- 1.17 12.15 Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
- 1.18 12.21 There's Something About Mary
- 1.19 12.23 All Along the Watchtower
- 1.20 13.01 Lost and Found
- 1.21 13.02 The Rising Son
- 1.22 13.06 Tombstone
- 1.23 13.09 The Bad Place
- 1.24 13.10 Wayward Sisters
- 1.25 13.18 Bring 'em Back Alive
- 1.26 13.20 Unfinished Business
- 1.27 13.22 Exodus
- 1.28 13.23 Let the Good Times Roll
- 1.29 14.01 Stranger in a Strange Land
- 1.30 14.13 Lebanon
- 1.31 14.14 Ouroboros
- 1.32 14.17 Game Night
- 1.33 14.19 Jack in the Box
- 1.34 14.20 Moriah
An unknown angel lies dead in the street with its wings scorched into the pavement. Uriel lies dead after being killed by Anna.
An angel's wings burn off as it is ejected from Heaven.
Scorch marks left by a dead biker angel.
Castiel walks into the aftermath of an angel slaughter at the hands of Gadreel.
Castiel regains his grace, however his wings remain broken like the other angels.
Castiel finds a newspaper article depicting the aftermath of the death of the angels who were hunting Kelly Kline. The article features a picture of their wings burned into the alley wall where they were killed. Lucifer shows off his power before attempting to kill Crowley.
Lucifer shows his wings as he prepares to kill Crowley.
Castiel with his broken wings scorched into the sand after being killed by Lucifer.
Castiel's wings scorched into the sand.
After killing a contingent of angels, Lucifer is confronted by the Apocalypse World version of Michael, who emerges from a crater giving off angelic white light, which shows off his silhouetted wings.
In a display of power, Jack's energy causes the lights to explode around him, giving him the appearance of wings before he teleports away.
Michael appears with his wings spread after dive bombing near the rift. Gabriel lies dead with his wings scorched into the earth after his fight with Michael.
After consenting to be Michael's vessel, Dean shows Michael's wings before confronting Lucifer. When Lucifer is fatally stabbed with an archangel blade, his wings explode in fiery light before they are scorched onto the floor of the church.
In the alternate timeline created by the disappearance of John Winchester in 2003, the alternate Castiel menacingly displays his wings. The light show draws the attention of the nearby Sam and Dean, who quickly rush to investigate.
Jack appears before a bible group asking if they want to come with him and become angels, showing them his wings before taking them.
After God kills Jack, Jack's wings are left burned into the ground around his body.