|Actor||Richard Speight Jr.|
|Dates||Killed by Lucifer in 2010|
|Episode(s)|| 2.15 Tall Tales|
3.11 Mystery Spot
5.08 Changing Channels
5.19 Hammer Of The Gods
- He hid on Earth as a Trickster for a while, until he was later revealed to be an Archangel
- Although he voluntarily left Heaven, he stilled possess all Archangel Powers & abilities. It remains unclear as to if he is officially cut-off from Heaven.
- Gabriel has the ability to create false realities and bend time
- Gabriel seems to have complete authority over his "false reality", this could be because he created it
- According to Castiel, Gabriel was described as being far more powerful than a trickster
- Gabriel is one of the four angels that have seen God's True Face.
- Lucifer refers to Gabriel as his "little brother". It can be assumed that from oldest to youngest the archangels order Michael, Lucifer, Gabriel, and Raphael.
Tired of the conflict between Angels and God - his family - Gabriel the Archangel has been on Earth disguised as a Trickster. In this role he goes about giving people their "just desserts" - punishing people in a way that ironically fits what he sees as their 'crime'. He likes the good life - wine, women and is known to have a sweet tooth. Gabriel is very powerful; he can alter reality, Gabriel possess some degree of super strength, he proved this when he pinned Dean to a wall. Gabriel was killed by Lucifer whilst trying to defend humanity after his illusions failed (a trick Lucifer claimed Gabriel had learned from him).
It has not been stated who Gabriel's Vessel is.
For More Info see Angel Lore
Sam and Dean go to investigate a series of strange deaths unknowingly encountering Gabriel in his guise as the school's night janitor. It isn't until Bobby suggests that they are dealing with a Trickster, that they track him down. However, the Trickster is waiting for them, and he offers them a peaceful resolution so long as they let him leave to terrorize another town. Naturally, the Winchesters refuse and attack him, along with the help of Bobby. However, he easily rebuffs them by conjures beings (scantily clad women, chainsaw wielding psychopaths) to fight for him, while he sits back and enjoys the show that is put on before him. Nonetheless, Dean manages to stabs him (as this is meant to kill a Trickster, while he is distracted, causing his creations to disappear and the fight to end. Although the hunters believe they bested him, the Trickster survives the ordeal, having created a copy to replace him during the fight.
Sam and Dean get caught in a seemingly infinite time loop, where Dean continually dies in increasingly strange ways, and Sam continually fails to save him. It is only after a hundred or so repeats of the situation does Sam finally realizes that it is the Trickster at work, and manages to locate the culprit. He threatens their tormentor with a blood covered stake, causing the Trickster to reveal himself and agree to break the loop. However, in spite of the loop breaking, Dean once again dies for good. Throughout the next several months, Sam becomes a far colder and more calculated person as he attempts to track down the Trickster, killing whatever threat he can along the way. Eventually, it is the Trickster who calls the younger Winchester to him, where he tries to drive in a point: that the two brothers continually sacrificing themselves for one another would bring no good, and when people die, you just have to learn to accept it and live with it. Nonetheless, Sam pleads with him to turn back time to that Wednesday so that he could save Dean. Reluctantly, the Trickster agrees, lamenting that the whole situation had become boring months ago for him anyway.
Sam and Dean finally work out that he is an angel and trap him in a ring of Holy Oil. He confirms that he is indeed the Archangel known as Gabriel. A long time ago, he left Heaven to live on Earth, as he could no longer bear the sight of his brothers fighting each other. He then tells the Winchesters that they are destined to be the vessels, as they mirror this relationship between Michael and Lucifer. He says he's sorry they couldn't have a happy TV show-like ending, but it's a destiny they must face. The brothers refuse to accept this, and begin to leave. Gabriel calls after them and ask if they really plan to leave him there forever, to which Dean replies that they wouldn't, since they don't "mess with people" like he does. Dean then extinguishes the fire by turning on the sprinklers, and leaves Gabriel with a final thought: in the end, this wasn't about his brothers' fight or about the Winchesters' destiny, but how the archangel was too much of a coward to stand up to his family.
Gabriel explains to Sam and dean he is there to save them, and that he once had a relationship with Kali, and doesn't want her, or the other gods killed. Gabriel tells Sam and Dean that Kali has bound Sma dn Dean to her with a blood spell. He goes to her room, pretending to be romantic in an attempt to retrieve the boys' blood, but she realizes his ruse, and draws his blood, binding Gabriel to her.
Hiding in the Impala, he tells dean to get their blood from Kali so they can escape. However Dean suspects he cares for the other gods, but Gabriel is unable or unwilling to use his blade to kill Lucifer.
Lucifer arrives and kills all of the gods, and is about to kill Kali when Gabriel intervenes. He tells Lucifer that he has no legitimate greivance, he is merely jealous that humanity replaced him in God's affections. Gabriel says he is not on Lucifer's side, or Michael's but that he has come to agree with God, that humanity is better than them. Gabriel then tries to kill Lucifer with the Angel Killing Sword, but Lucifer turns it on him, killing him.
After their escape, Sam and dean play a Casa Erotica Gabriel gave Dean. In it Gabriel tells them they may be able to re-imprison Lucifer, and that the keys to his cage are the rings of Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Gabriel in Lore
Gabriel is an angel who serves as a messenger from God. Based on two passages in the Gospel of Luke, many Christians and Muslims believe Gabriel to have foretold the births of both John the Baptist and Jesus.
Islam further believes he was the medium through whom God revealed the Qur'an to Muhammad, and that he sent a message to most prophets, if not all, revealing their obligations. He is called the chief of the four favoured angels and the spirit of truth, and in some views is a personification of the Holy Spirit.
- Gabriel's name means "God is my hero"