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===[[6.10 Caged Heat]]===
===[[6.10 Caged Heat]]===
Michael was never physically seen in this Season nor in this particular episode for that matter, however, he was mentioned by Castiel.
[[Castiel]] speculates that Michael and [[Lucifer]] are currently tormenting and torturing Sam's [[soul]] to such a degree that Castiel thinks the the restoration of Sam's soul would more than likely devastate Sam mentally and physical.<ref>[[6.10 Caged Heat]]</ref>
[[Castiel]] predicts that Michael and [[Lucifer]] are currently tormenting and torturing Sam's [[soul]] to such a degree that Castiel thinks the the consumption of Sam's soul would more than likely devastate Sam's body mentally and physical.<ref>[[6.10 Caged Heat]]</ref>
==Powers and Abilities==
==Powers and Abilities==

Revision as of 00:30, 8 February 2011

Name Michael
Actor Matthew Cohen
Jake Abel
Dates Before Humanity -
Location (Alive; trapped inside Lucifer's Cage)
Occupation Archangel
Episode(s) 5.13 The Song Remains The Same
5.18 Point of No Return (Not Seen)
5.22 Swan Song


Soon after God constructed Heaven, he created an Archangel named Michael. Following soon after Michael's creation, three other Archangels named Lucifer, Raphael and Gabriel came into being, and from then on they represented and served as Michael's younger siblings. Following the creation of the four archangels, a strong and healthy relationship was formed between Michael and Lucifer. After the creation of Heaven, Archangels, Angels and Cupids, God created Earth to which he gave life by creating humans. Soon after the fundamentals of humanity were established, God commanded his all of his Angels to bow before Man. Lucifer questioned this command, then Lucifer retreated to Michael for support but Michael wouldn't listen. Then God told Michael to exile Lucifer, and Michael reluctantly obeyed which forever formed a wedge between them. Lucifer was thrown into a Cage in which 600 Seals where attached to the mouth of the prison. Only 66 of the 600 had to break for him to be released.

Some time after Lucifer's banishment and God's departure, Michael constructed a plan concerning the marriage of John and Mary Winchester. He then told a Cupid angel to orchestrate and intervene on Earth by marking John and Mary so that they will fall in love, which would result in the birth of The Vessels, Dean and Sam.

Sometime later, Michael constructed a plan which involved allowing The 66 Seals to break. Participants included Michael, Zachariah and Raphael. Michael wanted The 66 Seals broken so that Lucifer could be released from the Cage which would give him an opportunity to destroy him using Dean Winchester as his Vessel. It is later revealed that Senior Management of Heaven didn't share this plan with other angels to avoid rebellion; Castiel was oblivious to this plan at first but he later found out Heaven's true intention and told Dean, but he he was soon found and destroyed by Raphael.

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Michael The Archangel using John Winchester of 1978 as a Vessel in 5.13 The Song Remains The Same

The 66 Seals eventually break and Lucifer is released. Soon after Lucifer's rising, Michael instructs Zachariah to get Dean's permission to possess him. Due to Dean's constant and repetitive refusals to angelic-possession, Michael stays in Heaven for a while, but monitors the situation, and he eventually gets to speak with Dean while Dean is experiencing time travel in the year of 1978. Dean eventually assents to Michael and he kills Zachariah using an Angel Killing Sword. However, Dean and Sam escape and Michael claims Adam Milligan's body instead and he meets Lucifer on the chosen field using Adam. Eventually, Sam is able to regain control over his body and temporarily manages Lucifer inside him and throws himself and Lucifer, Adam and Michael into Lucifer's Cage.

Following his imprisonment and Lucifer's re-imprisonment in the Cage, he along with Lucifer, according to numerous sources, have been constantly abusing and torturing Sam's soul following Sam's resurrection. A while after Sam's resurrection at Crowley's hands, Death eventually travels to Hell and retrieves Sam's soul and returns it to him.[1]

Season 2

In 2.13 Houses of the Holy, Sam notices a painting of Michael by killing Lucifer by the renaissance painter Raphael in the Church they visit.

Father Reynolds: That's right. The archangel Michael, with the flaming sword. The fighter of demons, holy force against evil.
Sam: So they're not really the Hallmark card version that everybody thinks? They're fierce, right? Vigilant?
Father Reynolds: Well, I like to think of them as more loving than wrathful; but yes, a lot of Scripture paints angels as God's warriors. "An angel of the Lord appeared to them, the glory of the Lord shone down upon them, and they were terrified." Luke. Two nine.

Season 4

Michael's name was never presented or mentioned in this Season. But in 4.22 Lucifer Rising, while Zachariah is informing Dean of his true purpose we see an illustration of Michael in a painting. Michael orchestrates the breaking of the 66 Seals while in Heaven, deploying Zachariah to ensure that the remaining Seals break.[2]
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Michael using Adam Milligan as a Vessel

Season 5

Zachariah reveals that the Angels' plan is for Michael to use Dean Winchester as his Vessel and kill Lucifer once and for all. However, Dean needs to give his consent to be the Vessel. Michael first appears when Sam, Dean and Castiel have travelled back to 1978 to stop Anna from killing John and Mary in order to prevent Sam’s birth, and thus his use as Lucifer’s Vessel. Michael takes John Winchester as his Vessel temporarily John consents when Michael says he can stop Anna from killing Mary. Michael kills Anna and sends Uriel back to Heaven. He then explains to Dean that:

“Lucifer defied our Father and he betrayed me, but I don’t want this anymore than you would want to kill Sam. My brother, I raised him and looked after him in ways most people couldn’t understand, but I still love him. But I am going to kill him because it is right, and because I have to…”

Michael tells Dean that everything is pre-ordained, that “Free Will is an illusion Dean, that’s why you are going to say yes.” He then heals Sam, and returns him and Dean to the present day. He removes all memories of the events of the day from Mary and John.

Seeing no other way to defeat Lucifer and save the planet, Dean finally consents to becoming Michael's vessel when Zachariah tortures Sam and their half-brother Adam Milligan (who was resurrected as leverage for Dean). Zachariah utters an incantation that summons Michael to their location only for Dean to kill Zachariah with an Angel Knife. Sam and Dean manage to escape before Michael descends, but Adam is trapped inside the room and vanishes, presumably by Michael's hand. Adam is technically a vessel, if only a temporary one, for Michael, being of the Winchester bloodline. It is unknown if the Archangel captured Adam for this purpose.

Castiel tells Dean, Sam and Bobby that Michael is currently using Adam as his Vessel. After Lucifer joins with his true vessel, Sam, Michael appears in the Stull Cemetery outside of Lawrence, Kansas, to confront Lucifer for the final battle. Lucifer tries to convince Michael that they need not fight, but Michael is adamant that he be a "good son" to their Father, and is determined that they fight. Before they can do so, however; Dean arrives and demands to speak to Sam. Michael protests his presence, telling him he has no place on the field. But before he can do anything about it, Castiel hurls a Holy Oil molotov at the Archangel, forcing him to vanish for several minutes. When he returns, Sam has managed to regain control of his body and opened the gate to Lucifer's Cage. Michael demands a fight but Sam throws himself into the portal. Michael grabs hold of Sam to stop him from falling but is dragged down into the pit along with him, the portal closing behind them.

Michael burns in Holy Oil (temporarily being banished to Heaven)

Season 6

6.10 Caged Heat

Castiel speculates that Michael and Lucifer are currently tormenting and torturing Sam's soul to such a degree that Castiel thinks the the restoration of Sam's soul would more than likely devastate Sam mentally and physical.[3]

Powers and Abilities

Michael can:

  • Incinerate any angel just by touching them.[4]
  • Revive the deceased and heal body wounds.[4]
  • Cause blindness and deafness with his true traits and form.[5]
  • Send and banish angels back to heaven just by snapping his fingers.[4]
  • Teleport himself and groups of people to any location on Earth. Michael proved capable of teleportation while in his true form.[5]
  • Bend time; he was able to send both Dean and Sam back to the present time period.[4]
  • Wipe out or erase specific memories from a person's mind, as he demonstrated when he erased John and Mary's memories concerning their encounter with Dean and Sam.[4]


  • The Colt may distract Michael, but it cannot harm or kill him.
  • Holy Fire can bind Michael to a fixed location; if he were to step out of the circle, he would temporarily be banished to Heaven (as demonstrated by the Holy Fire molotov in the Season 5 finale).
  • An Archangel Killing Blade can kill Michael.
  • Other Archangels may be able to harm Michael.

Michael in Art and Lore

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Zachariah talks to Dean about his destiny
  • Michael is an archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. He is most well known as a leader of the armies of God against Lucifer.
  • When Zachariah tells Dean his destiny is to kill Lucifer he stands in front of a painting of the Archangel Michael killing Lucifer. The painting is Saint Michel terrassant le Dragon by 15th century Flemish painter Josse Lieferinxe.

Michael in Fandom