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Name Lucifer
Actor Kirsten Kilburn (4.22; Mouthpiece)
Bellamy Young (5.01)
Adrianne Palicki (5.03)
Mark Pellegrino (5.03, 5.10, 5.19, 5.22, 7.01, 7.02, 7.15, 7.17, 11.09, 11.10 & 11.18)
Jared Padalecki (5.04 & 5.22)
Misha Collins (11.10, 11.11, 11.14, 11.15, 11.18, 11.21 & 11.22)
Dates Before humanity - 2016 (killed by Amara)
Location Earth
Occupation Archangel
Episode(s) 4.22 Lucifer Rising (as white light)
5.01 Sympathy for the Devil
5.03 Free to Be You and Me
5.04 The End
5.10 Abandon All Hope...
5.19 Hammer of the Gods
5.22 Swan Song
7.01 Meet the New Boss
7.02 Hello, Cruel World
7.03 The Girl Next Door (voice only)
7.04 Defending Your Life (voice only)
7.15 Repo Man
7.17 The Born-Again Identity
11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou?
11.10 The Devil in the Details
11.11 Into the Mystic
11.14 The Vessel
11.18 Hell's Angel
11.21 All in the Family
11.22 We Happy Few

You people misunderstand me. You call me 'Satan' and 'devil,' but... do you know my crime? I loved God too much. And for that, he betrayed me—punished me. Just as he's punished you. After all, how could God stand idly by while that man broke into your home and butchered your family in their beds?

There are only two rational answers, Nick—either he's sadistic, or he simply doesn't care. You're angry. You have every right to be angry. I am angry, too. That's why I want to find him—hold him accountable for his actions. Just because he created us doesn't mean he can toy with us, like playthings.

– Lucifer, 5.01 Sympathy for the Devil


God created the archangels; Michael, Lucifer, Raphael, and Gabriel. Lucifer, the second of the archangels created, formed an especially strong bond with his older brother Michael.[1][2]

Together they battled and defeated the Darkness, an evil older than God. After trapping the Darkness, and to serve as the lock and key to this cage, God created a Mark, and gave it to his most trusted archangel -- Lucifer. The Mark eventually began assert a will of its own. It began to corrupt Lucifer. [3]

Lucifer began to argue with his brothers and with God because of his contempt for humanity which was further amplified by the Mark. The arguments became so heated and bitter that Gabriel chose to leave Heaven rather than watch the fighting ensue. According to Lucifer, God commanded his angels to venerate Man, but Lucifer refused and was cast out of Heaven. As an act of defiance, Lucifer twisted a human being's soul to create the first demon, Lilith.

Lucifer eventually passed the Mark on to Cain. Cain was ordered by Lucifer to create the Knights of Hell from some of the first fallen humans hand-picked by Lucifer.

Lucifer had custody of the angel tablet and placed it in one of the special crypts that he had created to store his prized artifacts.

Lucifer was confined against his will in a Cage by God. The Cage could open only if sixty-six of the six hundred seals on the Cage broke. During his confinement, demons multiplied, and some worshiped Lucifer as their creator. Some angels also continued to venerate him as their leader.

In 1972, Azazel possessed a priest at St. Mary's Convent and slaughtered eight nuns in the chapel. This sacrifice enabled him, via a nun killed on the chapel's altar, to speak to the imprisoned Lucifer whose Cage was beneath the convent. Lucifer told Azazel that Lilith was needed to break the seals that held him captive in the Cage, and that Azazel had to find a very special child.[4]

Lucifer is freed when the last seal is broken inadvertently by Sam when he kills Lilith.[5] While on Earth, Lucifer, with the help of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, causes chaos and natural disasters. He intends to destroy humanity and kill Michael. Essential to Lucifer's plan is the possession of his destined vessel - Sam Winchester.

Sam and Dean try to find a way of defeating Lucifer without giving in to the plans of Heaven. They attempt to kill Lucifer with the Colt but fail.[6] Eventually Sam comes up with a plan in which he will allow Lucifer to possess him and then force him into the Cage. The initial attempt fails, but when Lucifer confronts Michael at Stull Cemetery, Sam manages to gain enough control to fling himself and Lucifer into the Cage, pulling Michael in as well.

After Lucifer's defeat, a group of traditionalist angels, led by Raphael, hope to release both Lucifer and Michael to complete the Apocalypse as prophesied.[7] When Sam is released from the Cage, his soul remains behind.

After the release of the Darkness, Sam experiences visions that he thinks are from God, who is directing him to speak to Lucifer to find a way to overcome the Darkness. With Crowley's help, the three capture Rowena and she uses the Book of the Damned to find a way to communicate with Lucifer without opening the Cage.

Lucifer is eventually revealed to be behind the visions Sam received and is working with Rowena to escape. Though Lucifer insists he can defeat the Darkness, Sam refuses to say yes, knowing if Lucifer wins he will once more attempt to bring on the Apocalypse. Lucifer is apparently banished back to the Cage, but in reality gains the permission of Castiel to possess him.[8]

Possessing Castiel, Lucifer regains control of Hell and makes Crowley his "dog". Posing as Castiel, he aids Sam and Dean in their efforts to retrieve the Hand of God from the USS Bluefin before revealing himself to them. After Lucifer learns that the Hand of God's power is expended, Sam manages to banish him and the Winchesters become determined to free Castiel from Lucifer's control.[9] With Metatron's help they free Lucifer, and eventually Chuck and Lucifer reconcile once Chuck apologizes. When they start the plan to defeat Amara, Lucifer's role is to wound her to death once the witches, angels, and demons had hit her so Chuck could lock her away. When Chuck begins to lock away Amara again using Sam as the Mark bearer Amara refuses to be caged again, and attempts to kill God. When Lucifer attempts to stop her, she throws him to the wall and kills him after saying, "Goodbye, Nephew."



Lucifer was once the most beautiful angel in all of existence. God loved him best of all his brothers, even more than Michael.[10] Lucifer was proud. When humanity was created, he was unwilling to accept its place in God's favor (Gabriel described it as the favorite son resenting the new baby). And when God commanded all of Heaven to love his new children more than himself, Lucifer refused. Lucifer pleaded: "Father, I can't. These humans are flawed. Murderous!" After persistent disobedience, Lucifer was cast out of Heaven.

This enraged Lucifer, and he struck back by taking a human woman, Lilith, and stripping her of her humanity, creating the first demon. This unforgivable affront led to his imprisonment in the Cage after a losing confrontation against his brother Michael. He remained there in isolation for millennia. His goal was to be free from his Cage, and to eradicate humanity, allowing him to restore Earth to its original untainted glory. It is suggested that he would also destroy demons, his own creations, because he considers them less worthy even than humans.

Lucifer claims that he never lies, because he does not have to. He promises both his vessels, Nick and Sam, that he will be honest with them. He also says that he sympathizes with his vessels, both of whom are victims like himself. He goes to some lengths to get Sam's acceptance, sparing Dean's life once, and allowing Sam revenge against some of the demons that controlled his life.

Lucifer shows concern for his fellow angels, though it is the archangels he loves most. He captures Castiel, and admires the lesser angel's loyalty in refusing to reveal the presence of his friends. He invites Castiel to join him, and when Castiel refuses, Lucifer respects his decision. Lucifer is remorseful when forced to kill Gabriel, and disappointed when Michael berates him. When preparing to fight his older sibling in their pre-destined battle, Lucifer pleads with Michael to "walk off the chessboard," but Michael is determined to fulfill his destiny and serve God. Even so, when Castiel molotovs Michael with holy oil, Lucifer is outraged by the attack on his brother and obliterates Castiel.

Gabriel criticizes Lucifer, describing his actions as "one big temper tantrum." Death and Crowley make similar observations, dismissing Lucifer as a "petulant child with daddy issues." Nonetheless, Lucifer sees himself as a tragic figure who was punished for being right, dismissing humanity as a defective and savage race even as Gabriel argues that he prefers humanity because they at least try to do better. He refuses to accept any blame for his actions, which as Michael observes, is nothing new, and suggests that God intentionally made Lucifer a devil.

Lucifer can be highly cruel and barbarous to those who get in his way. Despite claiming to be the victim, Lucifer has absolutely no qualms about killing anyone or anything that gets in his way. Evidence of this is in 5.10 Abandon All Hope... where he has an entire town killed, and orders his demon soldiers to kill themselves to raise Death, as well as in 5.19 Hammer of the Gods when he went on a rampage and brutally slaughtered all the pagan gods (except Kali, who was rescued).


  • In Supernatural, he has been referred to as: the Adversary, the Serpent, Satan, the Devil and the Morning Star. According to Lucifer, the name "the Devil" was a man-given title; humans gave him this title/name for his bad reputation. Lucifer tells Nick that the title doesn't fit and that he was cast down for loving God too much. The name of his first vessel, Nick, is also a common term for Lucifer.
  • In fandom, Lucifer is sometimes referred to as "Lucy" or "Luci." In the episode 5.19 Hammer of the Gods, Gabriel greets Lucifer as "Lucy" although this was a play on his name referring to the show I Love Lucy. Balthazar also refers to him as "Lucy" in a conversation with Sam during 6.11 Appointment in Samarra. Sam's hallucination of Lucifer refers to himself as "Luci" in 7.15 Repo Man. In religion he is known as "The Morning Star" after he fell and was sent directly to perdition.

Powers and Abilities

  • Teleport himself and others.[11]
  • Overpower primordial beings like pagan gods and all lower-classed angels.[12]
  • He had the power to make Castiel explode with a snap of his fingers.[11]
  • Manipulate weather. His presence on earth is signaled by massive tsunamis and tornadoes.[5]
  • Perceive the true forms of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as he demonstrated when he saw Death's true form.[6]
  • Freeze objects. He freezes a window by breathing on it.[11]
  • Remain unaffected by time.[13]
  • Bind entities to his command by conducting a ritual, as he demonstrated with Death.[14]
  • Claims that he would be able to bring Sam back to life if Sam killed himself to stop himself becoming Lucifer's vessel.
  • Time travel


  • The Colt can harm, but not kill, him.[6]
  • An archangel blade can kill Lucifer.
  • Michael can kill Lucifer.
  • If he has the weaknesses of other angels, he can also be confined by a circle of holy oil, and kept out by Enochian sigils.
  • The angel banishing sigil can banish him like any other angel.[9]
  • His overestimation of his own power and underestimation of others skews his view of reality when battling other supernatural forces.
  • His vessel can regain control of their body.
  • He can possibly be killed by a Hand of God.
  • He can be tortured and killed by Amara


3.04 Sin City

Lucifer is first mentioned by the demon Casey. Casey claims that demons have a belief system just like humans, but while humans believe in God as a higher power, demons view Lucifer in the same regard. Casey tells Dean Winchester that Lucifer was once an angel, and that his name means "light-bringer." Casey also states that no demon has ever actually seen Lucifer.

Lucifer speaking through the body of a dead nun.

Season 4

Although for different reasons, both members of the Host of Heaven and demons are trying to break the 66 Seals so that Lucifer can be released. Castiel informs Dean that once he is freed, Lucifer will spread chaos, and Hell will follow him. Uriel describes Lucifer as a very powerful archangel who hated humanity and defended the angels by not bowing to it. Uriel wants Lucifer to rise to power again, and tries to recruit other angels to his cause, killing those who refuse. Anna Milton killed Uriel before he could kill Castiel. Zachariah tells Dean that he has a role in stopping the Apocalypse, but eventually reveals that their true plan was to allow Lucifer to be released so that the archangel Michael could kill Lucifer after the Apocalypse had begun.

Demons want to free Lucifer so that he will lead them, and take over the Earth. Ruby tells Sam Winchester that, in an act of defiance, Lucifer created the first demon by corrupting a human soul: Lilith. The demons' plan is set in motion in 1972, when Azazel manages to speak to Lucifer through the door of the Cage, which opens at St. Mary's Convent, in Ilchester, Maryland.[4] According to Ruby, Lilith is the only one who can break the final seal, and free Lucifer.

The truth is, Lilith is the seal, and her death breaks it, is only revealed after Ruby manipulates Sam into killing Lilith. Finally freeing Lucifer.[4]

Lucifer enters Nick, and manifests on Earth.

5.01 Sympathy for the Devil

Lucifer is released from his Cage and immediately seeks out a suitable vessel to inhabit. He finds a widower named Nick, whose wife and child were both butchered by a man that broke into their home. Lucifer causes Nick to hallucinate. Nick, lying in bed, finds himself covered in blood. He jumps up and turns on the light; the blood is gone, but his dead wife appears by the bed. Later, while boxing up his child's things, he here crying over the baby monitor, and he sees blood dripping from his child's crib. In a dream, Lucifer comes to Nick in the form of his wife, and asks his consent to act as a vessel. He promises to avenge the deaths of Nick's family, if Nick will give in to him. Nick agrees. White light engulfs the room as he enters Nick's body.

5.03 Free to Be You and Me

Lucifer meets Sam Winchester.

At the beginning of the episode, a sleeping Sam rolls over and sees his long deceased girlfriend, Jessica, lying beside him. He embraces the illusion, and they discuss her death and Sam's fate. She says she is trying to protect him from himself. At the end of the episode, in a dream, they speak again. She tells him he cannot change, and he insists that he can, that there is reason to hope. Her voice and form change. Sam turns around, and sitting beside him is Lucifer. Lucifer cannot come to Sam's location directly because of the runes that Castiel carved onto Sam's ribs, and Sam will not tell him where he is. Lucifer explains that Sam was present during his rising not only to kill Lilith, but to serve as his vessel. Nick is only acting as an improvised vessel for the time being; he is not strong enough, and can barely contain him. It is Sam that Lucifer needs. Sam threatens to kill himself, but Lucifer assures him that he would be resurrected. Lucifer shows Sam sympathy, but assures Sam that in the end, he will consent. He then vanishes.

Sam. My heart breaks for you. The weight on your shoulders. What you've done. What you still have to do. It is more that anyone could bare. If there was some other way... but there isn't.

– Lucifer, 5.03 Free to Be You and Me

Lucifer in his true vessel in the year 2014.

5.04 The End

Why would I want to destroy this stunning thing? Beautiful in a trillion different ways. The last perfect handiwork of God. Ever hear the story of how I fell from grace? [...] You know why God cast me down? Because I loved him more than anything. And then God created... you. The little hairless apes. And then he asked all of us to bow down before you: to love you more than him. And I said; "Father, I can't." I said, "These human beings are flawed. Murderous." And for that, God had Michael cast me into Hell. Now tell me: does the punishment fit the crime? Especially when I was right. Look what six billion of you have done to this thing. And how many of you blamed me for it?

– Lucifer, 5.04 The End

Through a street preacher, Zachariah finds Dean and sends him five years into the future so that Dean can see the repercussions which will follow if he refuses to be Michael's vessel. In the year of 2014, Dean travel with the older version of himself, Future!Dean, and a battalion of other hunters, including Future!Castiel, to Detroit to confront the Devil. In this future, Sam consented to serve as a vessel, and the world is ending. Future!Dean tries to use the Colt on Lucifer, but he snaps Future!Dean's neck with his heel. Lucifer, wearing Sam, tells the Dean of the past that he does not want to destroy the world, but to rid it of an imperfection. He insists that he was unfairly cast out. Dean, however, dismisses Lucifer's claims, informing Lucifer that, for all his fine words, he is nothing more than a bigger version of the thing that Dean has been squashing all his life. Dean vows to return to the past and stop this, but Lucifer tells Dean that Sam will always consent to him in Detroit; no matter what they do, Sam will become his vessel. Zachariah then retrieves Dean and he returns to his current year.

5.10 Abandon All Hope...

Dean attempts to kill Lucifer with the Colt.

Lucifer is in Carthage, Missouri on a mission to summon Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He manages to trap Castiel inside a ring of holy oil, and his demons trap Sam, Dean, Jo, and Ellen. Lucifer speaks to Castiel, asking him whether he came with the Winchesters. Castiel lies that he came alone, but Lucifer is not fooled, though he admires the other angel's loyalty. Castiel asks about his vessel, which is breaking down slowly. Lucifer invites Castiel to join him, reasoning that as two of Heaven's castoffs they are on the same side, and Heaven will hunt Castiel if they manage to defeat Lucifer. Castiel refuses. Meg approaches her father, asking what to do with the Winchesters, and Lucifer tells her to leave them be, and gives her a reassuring touch.

Lucifer begins conducting the ritual to free Death. The Winchesters locate him, and while Sam distracts him, Dean shoots him in the head with the Colt. He crumples to the ground, but after a few moments reawakens, and slowly gets to his feet. He flings Dean against a tree, and continues work on the ritual. When Sam asks him about the missing townspeople, Lucifer reveals that the women and children are in the mass grave he has been filling in, and that all the men are possessed. He tries to convince an aghast Sam that it was necessary, and insists that Sam should understand what he is doing, as someone who has always been out of place in his own family.

Lucifer completes the ritual by commanding the demons around him to sacrifice themselves. Castiel, who has managed to escape, takes Sam and Dean away. Lucifer sees, but does not interfere. He turns, and greets Death.

Lucifer attacks the pagan gods.

5.19 Hammer of the Gods

Lucifer arrives at the hotel where the pagan gods are gathered after getting a call from Mercury. His vessel is further degraded. He accuses Mercury of being a traitor, slaughters the other gods. He is about to kill Kali when Gabriel who has been posing as Loki for millennia and formed an attachment to Kali and the Winchesters in that guise, intervenes. He tells Lucifer that he has no legitimate grievance, he is only 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, noting that many of them try to overcome their flaws where the angels are content to repeat their mistakes. Gabriel then tries to stab Lucifer from behind, using an illusion to keep him distracted, but Lucifer sees through the charade and impales his brother with the angel blade. Lucifer stands over his brother's body, crying.

After their escape, Sam and Dean play a porn DVD Gabriel gave Dean. In it Gabriel tells them they may be able to re-imprison Lucifer, and that the keys capable of opening and then re-imprisoning him in Lucifer's Cage are the rings of Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He says that Lucifer does not know about them.

5.22 Swan Song

Lucifer doodling a Devil's Trident in the frost.

Sorry if it's a bit chilly. Most people think I burn hot. It's actually quite the opposite.

– Lucifer, 5.22 Swan Song

Sam and Dean track Lucifer to Detroit, Michigan, with the intention of tricking the Devil back into his cage. Lucifer waits for them in a dilapidated building with his demon subordinates. He has two of them escort Dean and Sam, prepared with demon blood, into his presence. Sam makes a show of bargaining, but Lucifer stops him, revealing that he knows about the rings, and Sam's plan. All the same, Sam moves forward, and says "yes" to Lucifer. The archangel abandons his vessel to enter Sam. For a moment, the two are incapacitated, giving Dean time to open the portal to Lucifer's Cage using the Horsemen's Rings. Sam appears to be in control, and attempts to throw himself into the portal, but Lucifer reveals that he controls Sam, and is only messing with Dean. He closes the gate, takes the Horsemen's rings, and teleports to another location.

He speaks to Sam, and allows Sam to speak, by looking in a mirror.

Lucifer: I've been waiting for you a long time [...] I'm not the bad guy here [...] I'm your real family [...] Who are you really angry with? Me? Or that face you see in the mirror?
Sam: I'm gonna rip you apart from the inside out!
Lucifer: Such anger, young Skywalker.

Lucifer then offers an olive branch to his host by killing the demon-possessed people from Sam's past who manipulated his life, moving him toward this moment.

The next day, Lucifer appears in Stull Cemetery, the place of his final confrontation with Michael. He tries to reason with Michael by questioning God's purpose, and blaming him for making him into Satan. He insists that he does not want to kill his brother, but will fight to the death if he must. Michael refuses to back down and is determined to be a "good son" to their Father. Before they can begin their battle, Dean arrives in the Impala and demands to speak with Sam, but Lucifer testily refuses. Michael orders Dean to leave but is unexpectedly banished when Castiel throws a molotov cocktail of holy oil at him.

Outraged that Castiel would strike his brother, Lucifer snaps his fingers and obliterates him. He then attacks Dean, prompting Bobby to shoot Lucifer several times without effect, which Lucifer responds by telekinetically snapping Bobby's neck. The archangel continues to hit Dean, promising to break every one of his bones before killing him. As he raises his fist to strike, Lucifer catches sight of an old army toy stuck in the backseat ashtray of the Impala, which Sam put there in his childhood. Suddenly, Lucifer is overwhelmed as memories bring Sam to the surface, and his love for Dean allows Sam to momentarily take control of the Devil. Sam re-opens the portal. Before he can throw himself in, Michael arrives, arguing that he must fight Lucifer, that it is his destiny to do so, but Sam closes his eyes and falls backwards into the doorway. Michael grabs hold of him to stop him from falling, but is pulled in with his brother and the two plummet into the abyss together. The Cage closes behind them, leaving the red hot rings behind.

Season 6

Dean believes that the resurrected Sam might still being hosting Lucifer, which would explain his emotionless behavior. However, Castiel later dissuades him, saying, "If Lucifer escaped the cage, we would have felt it," indicating that something else is wrong with Sam. Later, through an extremely painful procedure, Castiel determines that when Sam was raised from Lucifer's Cage, his soul was somehow left behind. Castiel speculates that Lucifer and Michael are probably abusing his soul, as they see their imprisonment as Sam's fault. Castiel thinks that the restoration of Sam's badly damaged soul would cause irrevocable physical and mental harm. When Death returns Sam's soul, he erects a mental wall that prevents Sam from remembering his experiences in Hell.

Season 7

Sam's hallucination of Lucifer is here to stay.

Castiel tumbled the wall in Sam's mind as a means to force the Winchesters to keep out of his plans for defeating Raphael. Afterwards, Sam starts to hallucinate that he is still in Hell; he sees visions of meat hooks and twisted versions of his surroundings, as well as a sinister voice whispering to him, mocking him. At a critical moment Lucifer, in the form of Nick, appears, and tells Sam that he is still trapped in the cage and that he never truly left. Everything that has happened since his "resurrection" is the latest and best torture devised by Lucifer himself.

Whether or not this is a hallucination, an echo of Lucifer or an actual outreach by the archangel himself is not revealed until the following episode. Lucifer continues to haunt Sam's waking moments by constantly seeding doubt that the world around him is real, and even manages to lead Sam away from Dean and Bobby by taking Dean's form and tricking Sam into believing they were going on a hunt. Sam asks Lucifer why he simply doesn't end the illusion and return to hell fire and physical torture, to which Lucifer replies: "It ends when you can't take it anymore," hinting that he wants Sam to shoot himself.

Sam resists long enough for Dean to find him and talk him around, using his hand injury as a physical anchor to weigh him down to reality. By pressing on and making his injury bleed, Sam manages to dispel Lucifer for a time, but he returns during their ambulance ride to Sioux Falls Hospital following a near fatal run-in with a Leviathan. Lucifer confirms that he is a hallucination but promises he will never leave, putting Sam in a seizure.

It appears that Sam continues to see Lucifer during season seven, but is able to cope by grasping the scar on his hand to drive away the hallucinations, and refusing to acknowledge them. However, on a case in which Dean is threatened, Sam makes the mistake of acknowledging Lucifer, and accepting his advice. This gives the hallucination power over Sam again, and his coping methods cease to be effective.[15] Lucifer begins a systematic attempt to deny Sam sleep, and after five days of insomnia Sam is hit by a car, then committed for psychiatric observation. The hallucinations continue, nearly killing Sam, until Castiel returns to take them into his own mind. Immediately, Lucifer greets Castiel as "brother," and Castiel remains in the asylum.[16] This hallucination was apparently linked to Sam's own mental state, as the Lucifer hallucination eventually faded away, leaving Castiel unbalanced but able to communicate and take action.

9.11 First Born

When Dean and Crowley try to hunt down the location of the First Blade, their location spell takes them to the residence of the demon Cain. After fighting off a small wave of demons that were able to track Dean and Crowley, Cain tells Dean that the First Blade will only work with the Mark of Cain. Cain then tells them story of how came to get the Mark, that it wasn't God that his brother Abel was speaking to, but rather Lucifer. Unable to watch his brother become the corrupted "pet" of Lucifer, Cain makes a deal: Abel's soul in Heaven for my soul in Hell. Lucifer accepts, but only if Cain is the one to kill Abel. And with that the Knights of Hell were born.

11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou?

Lucifer is summoned.

After having a vision of being face to face with Lucifer in the Cage, Sam convinces Dean to go along with his plan to visit Lucifer's Cage once more. They meet with Crowley under a bridge, who tells them there may be a way to communicate with Lucifer and protect Sam through the Book of the Damned. Crowley has his minions track Rowena down, and makes a deal with her, to find a spell to get them to communicate with Lucifer without opening the Cage. When Rowena is able to decode the proper spell, Sam, Crowley and Rowena journey to the furthest reaches of Hell, there in "limbo" Rowena successful performs the spell. As the holy fire around the warded cage rises higher and higher, Lucifer sudden appears in the shadows with glowing red eyes. As he steps from the shadows, he appears in the form of Nick. After exchanging pleasantries with Crowley, he notices Sam. Sam tells him of the Darkness being released and presses Lucifer for any information. Lucifer first questions Sam about the whereabouts of God, and he tells him he believes God has been communicating to him through visions, and in his visions they tell Sam to seek Lucifer. Lucifer tells Sam what he knows of the Darkness, the she is powerful, but lacks God's experience, and that obviously God wants him to help stop the Darkness like he did before. When Sam realizes that Lucifer is seeking to use him as a vessel to get topside, Sam outright refuses. As Lucifer keeps pressing him that is is what God wants, Sam still refuses. As Sam begins to walk away, the illuminated spell-work on the cage begins to fade, Sam turns and sees the fire around the cage is dying. As the flames extinguish a panicked Crowley asks what is happening, and whisked away by Rowena.

Lucifer motions for Sam to come closer and suddenly Sam is in the cage with Lucifer. Sam, terrified, backs into the corner of the cage, as Lucifer approaches, he puts up his hands in a defensive motion. Sam takes a deep breath; his terror replaced by his stoic faith, telling Lucifer this is what God told him would happen, and he is going to have to go with it. However, it is then that Lucifer reveals to Sam that when the Darkness was released, the impact was massive enough it reached Hell and damaged the Cage, and through the fissures he was able to reach out and communicate with Sam by implanting visions of the Cage in his head. Telling Sam that God was never with him, Lucifer turns to look at Sam, smiling, satisfied. The fear has returned to Sam’s face. Sam shakes his head, in disbelief as a single tear roles down his face.

11.10 The Devil in the Details

Sam remains defiant after Lucifer reveals his machinations, telling him he is ready for the taunting and torture. But, Lucifer tells Sam, despite the suffering he could inflict he doesn't want to hurt Sam. Instead Lucifer tells him he has an offer for Sam he can't refuse, and touches Sam's forehead, engulfing the two in light. The two are transported to a park, a memory from Sam's childhood, from when Sam was a teenager and made out with a classmate. When Sam questions Lucifer why they are there, Lucifer reveals it's to show who Sam used to be, bold, decisive and hero. Things Lucifer tells Sam he isn't anymore. Next Lucifer takes Sam to Stull Cemetery, where they witness the fight with Michael. Here, Lucifer tells Sam that while he doesn't like him, he respects him for being able to beat him. Finally Lucifer takes Sam to the moment he and Amelia Richardson learned about her husband, Don Richardson, was still alive. Lucifer admonishes Sam for not looking for Dean, Sam defends himself for his choice, but Lucifer brings up how Sam didn't close the Gates of Hell because of Dean, and how he would do anything to save Dean, no matter the consequences. Lucifer concludes their trip down memory lane by telling Sam in order to defeat the Darkness, he has to be ready to die and has to be prepared to see the ones he loves die, something which Lucifer doesn't believe is in Sam to do anymore.

Lucifer and Sam, in one of Sam's memories.

Back in the holding cell, Lucifer tries to get Sam to say yes, by reminding him that Gabriel and Raphael are dead, God is MIA and Michael is in no shape to fight anything. But, Sam, steadfast refuses Lucifer. Which angers him, causing Lucifer to change his tactics and begin beating on Sam. In the waiting room, Dean is able to hear the fight going on, and runs to Sam with Castiel in tow. They arrive at the cage, and zapped inside by Lucifer. Castiel produces an angel blade from his sleeve, but before he can attack, Lucifer tells them their fight needs ambiance and snaps his fingers which cause the song "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" to be piped in, he begins to dance a bit before Castiel finally attacks him. The two fight, while Dean rushes to Sam, to tell him they need to last five minutes against Lucifer. Sam and Dean join the fight, however their punches have no effect on Lucifer, who easily shrugs them off. Lucifer grabs Dean by the throat and threatens Sam to say "yes" or watch Dean die, before Sam can due anything Castiel rushes Lucifer, freeing Dean. As Lucifer beats on Castiel in the corner, he asks him for any last words and disappears in flash of white light.

Later, in the waiting room, while Crowley and Rowena are having a moment together, Castiel appears in the room. His body language slowly starts to change and proclaims himself to be Lucifer. Shocked, Crowley wishes to know how it's possible, as Rowena completed the spell. Before Lucifer was going to strike Castiel down, Castiel asked if he really could beat the Darkness, when Lucifer said he could, Castiel consented to being possessed. Anchoring Lucifer, causing Rowena's spell to not work. As Crowley tries to flee, Lucifer flings him to the wall and approaches Rowena. He removes the witchcatcher from her neck and tells her she deserves a reward for her help in freeing him. As Lucifer closes in seemingly to kiss Rowena, he asks her if anyone else is capable of opening the Cage. When Rowena tells him only she is capable, he snaps her neck, twisting it around her body. Lucifer sighs and takes a seat in front of Crowley, telling him they need to chat.

Lucifer blows up the angel Nithael.

11.11 Into the Mystic

The newly freed Lucifer attempts to soak in his freedom by visiting a park and feeding some ducks. He takes a seat on a bench and looks around at the people in the park, when he notices an angel, Nithael, walking in the distance. He raises himself up and begins walking down a nature trail, eventually stopping to admire a tree and the beauty of nature as the Nithael catches up to him, with his angel blade drawn. As the Nithael attempts to attack Lucifer, Lucifer halts him telling him he comes in peace and that he is their only hope in stopping the Darkness, after Heaven's failed attempt to smite her. Telling him he is here to save them all, "Lucifer ex machina." Nithael tells Lucifer that the Darkness cannot be destroyed, but he can, and goes for an attack. Lucifer snaps his fingers, blowing Nithael up, killing him.

When Dean needs to retrieve some gold blades from the Bunker, he is surprised to find "Castiel" rummaging through files. Lucifer tells Dean that he is looking for a spell to use on Amara, telling Dean he had a shot when she was weak, but failed to kill her. Dean admits to "Castiel" that he had two shots at killing Amara and failed, Lucifer tells Dean that they are connected by the Mark of Cain, but Dean tells him there is more to it. Lucifer questions if it is an attraction, but Dean isn't sure how to label it, but tells him he is scared. Lucifer comforts Dean, telling him they will find away to stop Amara. Before Dean leaves he has "Castiel" promise to keep what they talked about between them, Lucifer agrees, smirking as Dean leaves.

Lucifer holds court with his new "doggie" Crowley.

11.14 The Vessel

An uninterested Lucifer is holding court with demons in Crowley's Lair, when the demon Simmons steps forward asking for some form of direction so they can track Amara down, she is interrupted by a caged Crowley. Lucifer, having broken Crowley and made him his "dog" wishes to hear what he has to say. Some time later, demons arrive with a cache of weapons from Lucifer's Crypts, of the which the meager amount of weaponry annoys Lucifer. As he speaks with Crowley, he reveals that he knows Crowley is only faking loyalty and is just waiting for the opportunity to regain the throne. While they talk, they are interrupted by a phone call from Dean, which forces to put on his "Cas voice."

At the Bunker, Lucifer tells Sam and Dean that the Hand of God may be just what they need to stop the Darkness and tells them he can take them back to 1944 to retrieve it from the sub. While Sam protests the risks of time travel, Dean insists its their best plan. Lucifer assures Sam he won't leave Dean's side before they depart. Due to the sub being warded against all supernatural interference, Lucifer was not able to make it past the hull and had to leave Dean alone in the sub. Lucifer informs Sam about what happened, to which Sam realizes there may be a way to break through the warding with a spell, only to realize that the spell would require the power of an archangel.

Sometime later, Sam finds "Castiel" preparing the "spell of gathering," while Sam insists its a waste of time, "Castiel" tells him he is stronger than he thinks. Sam instead asks him to tap into his soul for power to make the trip back for Dean. This causes Lucifer to finally break and begin laughing, revealing his true self to Sam. He proceeds to pin Sam to the wall, questioning why he has sparing him, given he will never become his vessel again. He tells Sam he will touch his soul, and when he blows Sam's guts all over the Bunker he will tell Dean how much Sam insisted on it despite the danger. Lucifer then places his hand inside Sam, touching his soul. As Sam passes out from the pain, Castiel is able to wrestle control to keep Lucifer from killing Sam. He tells Sam he can't eject Lucifer, because he is the only one that can retrieve Dean. Lucifer regains control and travels back to 1944 to get Dean, once back at the Bunker with the Hand of God, Sam warns Dean that it's not Cas, leading to Lucifer pinning Dean to the wall. As he picks up the Hand of God, he is dismayed to find that it has been "kicked" due to Delphine using it to destroy the German destroyer. Dean taunts Lucifer, causing him to advance on Dean, however Sam had drawn an angel banishing sigil with his blood and activates it before Lucifer could get to Dean.

11.15 Beyond the Mat

Lucifer is in Crowley's Lair directing the various demons into finding any leads on another Hand of God artifact. He notices Crowley off to the side scrubbing the floor with a tooth brush, he asks him if he has anything to add, when Crowley doesn't Lucifer tells him to return to his task, only using his tongue to lick up the floor instead.

After Crowley made his escape with the help of Simmons, and made way to his lock-up. Lucifer reveals that his escape was a ruse and he has Simmons break him out so he could get his hands on the Rod of Aaron. Lucifer first threatens the pain he will inflict on Crowley before turning his attention to the crate which holds the rod. Only to open it to find it is empty, and that Crowley is in possession of the rod. Crowley uses the Rod of Aaron to smack Lucifer across the room and as he begins to absorb the power, he focuses his attack on Lucifer. Simmons, however throws herself in front of the blast, protecting Lucifer. When Crowley attempts to blast Lucifer again, he finds that he has used all the rod's power and is sent flying back by Lucifer. Before Lucifer can finish Crowley off, he finds that he has escaped.

Lucifer assaults Crowley inside his and Castiel's vessel.

11.18 Hell's Angel

After sending his demons on a worldwide search for Crowley, Lucifer enters Heaven where he meets and kills Jofiel. He gathers the rest of the angels to talk them into trusting his aide in the coming battle with the Darkness, citing again that he was right about how bad humans were. The angels eventually agree to listen to his command, but an attack from the Darkness disturbs everyone in Heaven.

Later on, Sam, Dean, Crowley and Rowena summon Lucifer to a church with the promise of giving him the Horn of Joshua. Sam ignites a ring of holy fire around the archangel once he arrives, as Dean uses an angel suppressing sigil to get Castiel to talk to them. Lucifer proves too powerful for the sigils to work, and they eventually fail. Desperate, Crowley decides to enter the vessel to try and speak with Castiel himself. Unfortunately, Castiel has lost most interest in the war, allowing Lucifer (in the form of Nick) to approach Crowley and attack him. Just as Lucifer is about to kill Crowley up against a wall, Sam and Dean respond to a distress call and exorcise Crowley, thus saving his life. Lucifer takes back control of the vessel and approaches the brothers, since the wardings have worn off.

He is interrupted in his torturing of Sam and Dean when Amara bursts in, looking for Rowena, who had been assisting the brothers. Having taken the Horn of Joshua, Lucifer attacks Amara with it. The weapon, combined with Lucifer's powers proves too weak to even harm the Darkness. Amara brings Lucifer towards her and takes him elsewhere, for a "nice long chat." Amara tells a bloodied Lucifer that she is going to use "God's favorite, his first son" as bait, brushing aside his suggestion that they could work together against God and proceeds to torture the archangel, causing Lucifer to begin screaming in agony.

God heals Lucifer of his injuries.

11.21 All in the Family

In an old grain silo, Lucifer continues to be tortured by Amara who knocks him out after his continued mockery of her. Amara then broadcasts a message to Dean, telling him she knows God is back and that if he comes into contact with Him, to let Him know that Lucifer is in bad shape as is his vessel, Castiel.

As Dean distracts Amara, while Sam and Metatron locate Lucifer with the help of the new prophet Donatello Redfield. Lucifer mocks the group but agrees to help the Winchesters defeat Amara due to the torture she inflicted upon him. Lucifer also promises to set aside his differences with God as the conflict with Amara is a greater issue. Metatron frees Lucifer from his magical bindings, but Lucifer is unable to teleport them out. After Donatello senses Amara coming, he, Sam and Lucifer flee in the Impala while Metatron stays behind, ultimately sacrificing himself to buy them time to get away.

As they make their way down the road, Amara appears in the middle of it and traps the group. Amara prepares to kill the three, but the Impala is unexpectedly teleported to the Men of Letters Bunker. There, God explains that he rescued them from Amara. Weak and leaning heavily on a door frame, Lucifer sees God for the first time since his imprisonment in the Cage and the two greet each other for the first time in millennia, commenting on how much the other has changed. God then waves his fingers and heals all of Lucifer's injuries from Amara's torture, stunning him.

11.22 We Happy Few

Lucifer is ripped out of his vessel and destroyed.

Lucifer in Lore

  • According to A Dictionary of Angels, Lucifer is erroneously equated with the Devil (the fallen angel) due to a misreading of Isaiah 14:12: "How art thou fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning," (Lucifer connotes star, and applies to the morning star - that is, Venus - instead of an angel) an apostrophe which applied to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. It should be pointed out that the authors of the books of the Old Testament knew nothing of fallen or evil angels, and do not mention them, although, at times, as in Job 4:18. The name "Lucifer" was applied to the Devil by St. Jerome and other Church Fathers. Milton in Paradise Lost applied the name to the demon of sinful pride. Dutch writer Vondel uses Lucifer in lieu of the Devil.
  • There is an angel called Samael in Judaic mythology (also known as "Sammael" and "Samil"), which means "poison of God" in Hebrew.
    • In Talmudic and post-Talmudic lore, Samael is an important archangel. He is considered in legend both a member of the Heavenly host (with often grim and destructive duties), a fallen angel (equal to Satan) and the chief of the evil spirits. One of Samael's greatest roles in Jewish lore is that of the Angel of Death; in this capacity, he is a fallen angel but nevertheless remains one of the Lord's servants. As a good angel, Samael supposedly resides in the seventh heaven, although he is declared to be the chief angel of the fifth heaven.
  • In some traditions, Lucifer and Michael are considered twins. This is possibly due to the fact that Lucifer's story may derived from Shahar, the god of dawn in the Ugarit myth, who has a twin brother Shalim, the god of dusk.
  • According to Hebrew Mythology Lucifer and Satan are Different Person Some people hear “Lucifer” and “Satan” and just think those are the names of the Devil.
  • In the KJV and other translated versions of the Bible, they translated the word “Lucifer.” Lucifer in the original Hebrew was actually Helel (hay-LALE). If you open a Hebrew OT, it would read in the Hebrew “Helel”, not Lucifer. The reason why it is written as Lucifer is because the authors of the Vulgate and the KJV translated the name. There was some wisdom to the translation with the next line “son of the morning.” The definition of it is “brightness” but is also the latin word for the “morning star”. Only one time does the Bible mention the word Helel, or “Lucifer”. That is in Isaiah 14:12. There’s a reason for that. It mentions what Helel’s crime was, in which he was banished from God and sentenced to everlasting torture. It says Helel exalted himself above all of the other stars of God and tried to be the god of the congregation. Helel was Satan’s name before he committed his crime.
  • Satan in the Hebrew means “the opponent” or “adversary.” There’s a reason for that too. Satan is what he became after his crime. He was the morning star, and now he’s the adversary. Since the days of Adam, he has been known as Satan. People don’t trace back what is written in Revelation 20:2 back to the serpent written of in Genesis with Adam and Eve. “And he laid hold on the dragon, THAT OLD SERPENT, which is the devil and Satan and bound him for a thousand years.”
  • In Islamic tradition, Satan (Shaytan or Iblis) is a jinn who refused to bow before Adam as men were created after his race.
  • Lucifer on Wikipedia

See also

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