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*See the page titled [[Apocalypse]] for more info
 
*See the page titled [[Apocalypse]] for more info
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== Rings of the Horsemen ==
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Without me, you got zero shot at killing Lucifer. Sorry.  But... you can trap him. The cage you sprung Lucifer from, it's still down there, and maybe, just maybe, you can shove his ass back in. Not that it'll be easy. You got to get the cage open, trick my bro back into it, and oh yeah, avoid Michael and the God Squad. But hey - details, right? And here's the big secret, Lucifer himself doesn't even know. But the key to the cage, it's out there. Actually it's keys, plural, four keys. Well, four rings from the Horsemen. You get 'em all, you got the cage.
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'''Dean:''' Horsemen, huh? Well we got War's... And we nicked Famine's. That's two rings down. Collect all four? All we need is Pestilence and Death.<br>
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'''Sam:''' Oh, is that all?
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In a hidden message recorded on a [[Casa Erotica]] DVD, [[Gabriel]] reveals posthumously how Sam and Dean can trap [[Lucifer]] back in [[Lucifer's Cage]]. The keys to the cage are the rings worn by the [[Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse]].
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* [[War]] wears a gold red ring; this ring apparently,  affects the perception of humans.  Sam and Dean get [[War]]'s ring after cutting off his finger using [[Ruby's Knife]].<sup>[[5.02 Good God Y'All]]</sup>
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[[Image:War's_Ring.jpg|250px|thumb|right|War's Ring, which seems to be the source of his power]]
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* [[Famine]] wears a ring that is silver inscribed, and has a black stone. Sam and Dean get [[Famine]]'s ring after Sam exorcises the demons out of Famine's body.<sup>[[5.14 My Bloody Valentine]]</sup>
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* [[Pestilence]] wears a ring with an Emerald Stone. <sup>[[5.19 Hammer Of The Gods]] </sup>
  
 
==Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Lore==
 
==Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Lore==

Revision as of 22:24, 27 April 2010


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Name War, Death, Famine and Pestilence
Actor Titus Welliver (War), James Otis (Famine), Matt Frewer (Pestilence)
Dates  ?
Location no fixed address
Occupation Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Episode(s) 5.02 Good God Y'All
5.10 Abandon All Hope
5.14 My Bloody Valentine
5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
5.19 Hammer Of The Gods

General traits of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the Supernatural Verse

  • The Four Horsemen seem to be set strongly on their assigned missions.
  • They are extremely powerful.
  • Their true origins currently are unknown, as is the method of destroying them.
  • While clearly being instruments of evil and chaos in the Apocalypse, it is unclear whether the Horsemen are angelic or demonic or something entirely separate in origin.
  • Horsemen are immune to Sam's powers, ut he did use them to banish Famine by destroying all the demons that Famine had consumed.
  • The Horsemen's Rings are revealed by Gabriel to be capable of opening and then re-imprisoning Lucifer in the cage which was opened when The 66 Seals were broken.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the Antichrist as described in the book of Revelation are part of the apocalyptic destruction of Earth. They are generally described as War, Death, Famine and Pestilence (also described as Conquest or the Anti-Christ himself) - each riding a different coloured horse.

5.02 Good God Y'All

War causers havoc in a town when he convinces people that people are being possessed by demons. He is banished when Sam and Dean remove a ring from him that seems related to his power.

5.10 Abandon All Hope

Lucifer undertakes a ritual to release the Head Horsemen named Death. It 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 yet to be seen.

5.14 My Bloody Valentine

Famine arrives in town and causes everyones cravings to turn rabid as people start killing each other and themselves. He infects Sam who craves for demon blood and Castiel who's vessel had a fondness for red meat, but Dean shows no effects. Famine says this is because Dean is already "dead inside". Famine is killed when, after consuming demons that Sam had exorcised from their hosts, Sam exorcises those demons from his body.

5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Death causes previously dead townpeople to come back to life, including Bobby's wife, Karen. Death sends Karen back with a warning; that because Bobby is helping Sam say 'no' to Lucifer, Death has his eye on him. Karen describes Death as "A really thin man, almost like a skeleton."

5.19 Hammer Of The Gods

Pestilence arrives at a small store, and enters, coughing and spreading snot and phlegm everywhere. He buys some flu medication and leaves. As he drives, his car fills with flies.


Rings of the Horsemen

Without me, you got zero shot at killing Lucifer. Sorry. But... you can trap him. The cage you sprung Lucifer from, it's still down there, and maybe, just maybe, you can shove his ass back in. Not that it'll be easy. You got to get the cage open, trick my bro back into it, and oh yeah, avoid Michael and the God Squad. But hey - details, right? And here's the big secret, Lucifer himself doesn't even know. But the key to the cage, it's out there. Actually it's keys, plural, four keys. Well, four rings from the Horsemen. You get 'em all, you got the cage.

Gabriel, 5.19 Hammer Of The Gods

Dean: Horsemen, huh? Well we got War's... And we nicked Famine's. That's two rings down. Collect all four? All we need is Pestilence and Death.
Sam: Oh, is that all?

Dean, Sam, 5.19 Hammer Of The Gods

In a hidden message recorded on a Casa Erotica DVD, Gabriel reveals posthumously how Sam and Dean can trap Lucifer back in Lucifer's Cage. The keys to the cage are the rings worn by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

File:War's Ring.jpg
War's Ring, which seems to be the source of his power

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Lore

This interpretation replaces Conquest with Pestilence, which is portrayed as a distinct entity (separate from Death). The first horseman to appear is Pestilence, who rides upon a white horse. In the wake of Pestilence comes War, riding a large, wild red horse and wielding a tremendous sword. In the wake of War, due to immense destruction because of War and Pestilence, is Famine. Famine is portly, and rides upon a black, sickly horse; this represents gluttony and hunger, respectively. And in the wake of Famine comes Death. His horse is pale green. He is followed by Hades and carries the remaining souls to their final destinations.