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|location= Death was raised by Lucifer at William Jasper's farm; this farm is located in Carthage, Missouri.   
|location= Death was raised by Lucifer at William Jasper's farm; this farm is located in Carthage, Missouri.   
|occupation= [[Four Horseman of the Apocalypse|Horseman of the Apocalypse]]
|occupation= [[Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse|Horseman of the Apocalypse]]
|episodes= [[5.10 Abandon All Hope]]<br>[[5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid]]<br>[[5.21 Two Minutes To Midnight]]
|episodes= [[5.10 Abandon All Hope]]<br>[[5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid]]<br>[[5.21 Two Minutes To Midnight]]

Revision as of 23:53, 7 May 2010

Name Death
Actor Julian Richings
Location Death was raised by Lucifer at William Jasper's farm; this farm is located in Carthage, Missouri.
Occupation Horseman of the Apocalypse
Episode(s) 5.10 Abandon All Hope
5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
5.21 Two Minutes To Midnight

Bobby: It sounds like Death, son. I think Satan's in town to work a ritual. I think he's planning to unleash Death.
Dean: You mean like, as in this dude and taxes are the only sure thing?

Bobby, Dean, 5.10 Abandon All Hope

And through the fire stood before me a Pale Horse, and he who sat atop him carried a Sycthe. And I saw since he had risen, they too shall rise, and from him and through him.

Bobby, 5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

  • Death is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Death has to be brought to Earth via a summoning ritual that has to take place on the ground of a great massacre and requires the sacrifice of women, children, and demon-possessed men. Lucifer performed this ritual in Carthage, Missouri as part of his initiation of Judgment Day.
  • Death's realm and origin both are unknown as of now.
  • Death could be thought of as the Head Reaper; he can summon and raise dead people
  • Death is extremely old. Death tells Dean that he may be older than God. Death vaguely hinted that God himself can be reaped.
  • Death drives a white 1959 Cadillac with California license plate BUH*BYE (Meaning is self-explanatory. Not seen in the episode but seen in the promo). "Buh bye" was also the signature catchphrase from a Saturday Night Live skit starring David Spade and Helen Hunt.

While Reapers in Supernatural are portrayed as being part of the natural order, Death is seen as being catastrophic.

Death has made his first appearance on 5.21 Two Minutes To Midnight to, as his visage was kept hidden during the rising in 5.10 Abandon All Hope. The only sight was a shadow falling over Lucifer as he stood in reverence, speaking; "Oh... Hello, Death."

The song O Death was used during promos for Season 5.

Death is first refered to in episode 4.15 Death Takes A Holiday. Alastair claims his reaper killing weapon was given to him by an "old buddy from downstairs. Now, between you and me, he doesn't ride a pale horse, but he does have 3 amigos."

According to Bobby in 5.10 Abandon All Hope, Death is normally kept "chained in a box 600 feet under," and the last time he was let out, Noah was building the ark in preparation for the deluge.

5.10 Abandon All Hope

Lucifer undertakes a ritual to release Death. He chooses the town of Carthage where during there was terrible battle during the Civil War known as the Battle of Hellhole. The land where it took place is on William Jasper's farm. The ritual involves killing all the women and children in the town, and then the men, who are possessed by demons, sacrifice themselves.He then performs an invocation. Death is as yet unseen.

5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

In Sioux Falls, Death raises dead townspeople and brings them back to life as zombies, just as they were before they died, without a scratch on them. He brings back Bobby's wife Karen to warn him, that because he's helping Sam say 'no' to Lucifer, Death has his eye on him. Death is not seen in this episode, just the product of his work. Karen describes Death as "so thin - like a skeleton."

5.20 The Devil You Know

Death does not appear in this episode, but plays a key role since Sam, Dean and Bobby are hunting the remaining two Horsemen.

Bobby is talking on the phone with Rufus Turner discussing possible omens for Death when Crowley appears in his home. Crowley tells Bobby he can help them find Death, but he needs to make a deal for Bobby's soul to pull it off. Bobby is resistant to the idea, but Crowley assures him that it will be temporary and that he will give Bobby back his soul after it's done.

5.21 Two Minutes To Midnight

Death arrives in Chicago with the intention of unleashing a catastrophic storm that will kill approximately 3,000,000 people. Whilst walking down the street he brushes against a rude pedestrian who drops dead seconds later (a la "a brush with death"). Death stops in a pizzeria for lunch, killing everyone inside (possibly unintentionally) and is found by Dean, who attempts to sneak up on him with Death's Scythe. The scythe burns red hot and Dean is forced to drop it, however, and Death thanks him for returning it. Dean nervously sits with him and they politely discuss the situation with Lucifer. Death reveals that he is extremely old, perhaps more so than God, and that he might one day reap God too. He also explains that he is in a lot of disdain over Lucifer's shackling of him, likening the Archangel to a petulent child. Death agrees to give Dean his ring in exchange for his word that he will do everything necessary to cage Lucifer, even if it meant losing Sam. Dean agrees, but later admits to Bobby that he lied.