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|monster name= Nephilim
 
|monster name= Nephilim
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|image= [[File:Nephilim.png|350px]][[File:Nephilim-Jack.jpg|350px]]
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|powers and abilities= <br>
Jane=[[File:Nephilim.jpg|350px]]
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* [[Clairsentience]]
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* Superhuman strength
Jack=[[File:Nephilim-Jack.jpg|350px]]
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* [[Teleportation]]
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|vulnerabilities= <br>
|powers and abilities= Superhuman strength, durability & perception of angel true forms.
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* [[Angel blades]]
|vulnerabilities= [[Angel blade|Angel]] and [[archangel blade]]s
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* [[Grace Extractor|Grace extraction]]
 
|appearance= Human  
 
|appearance= Human  
 
|episodes= [[8.22 Clip Show]]<br>[[13.01 Lost and Found]]<br>[[13.02 The Rising Son]]<br>[[13.03 Patience]]<br>[[13.04 The Big Empty]]<br>[[13.06 Tombstone]]<br>[[13.09 The Bad Place]]<br>[[13.14 Good Intentions]]<br>[[13.20 Unfinished Business]]<br>[[13.21 Beat the Devil]]<br>[[13.22 Exodus]]<br>[[13.23 Let The Good Times Roll]]
 
|episodes= [[8.22 Clip Show]]<br>[[13.01 Lost and Found]]<br>[[13.02 The Rising Son]]<br>[[13.03 Patience]]<br>[[13.04 The Big Empty]]<br>[[13.06 Tombstone]]<br>[[13.09 The Bad Place]]<br>[[13.14 Good Intentions]]<br>[[13.20 Unfinished Business]]<br>[[13.21 Beat the Devil]]<br>[[13.22 Exodus]]<br>[[13.23 Let The Good Times Roll]]
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==History==
 
==History==
Nephilim are the offspring of humans and [[angel]]s. Their creation is forbidden and they are considered to be abominations by [[Heaven]]. The oldest known Nephilim in the lore was the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_of_Sheba Queen of Sheba], who visited [[King Solomon]]; he created a [[Spells#Nephilim_Tracking_Spell|tracking spell for Nephilim]] to keep an eye on her.
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Nephilim are the offspring of humans and [[angel]]s. They are considered to be abominations and their creation is forbidden by the oldest laws of [[Heaven]]. The oldest known Nephilim in the lore was the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_of_Sheba Queen of Sheba], who visited [[King Solomon]]. He created a [[Spells#Nephilim_Tracking_Spell|tracking spell for Nephilim]] to keep an eye on her.
  
 
At one point, there was only one, [[Jane]], known to be on Earth. Jane was killed by [[Castiel]] after [[Metatron]] told him it was necessary, as one of the [[trials]] to close the Gates to Heaven required a Nephilim heart.
 
At one point, there was only one, [[Jane]], known to be on Earth. Jane was killed by [[Castiel]] after [[Metatron]] told him it was necessary, as one of the [[trials]] to close the Gates to Heaven required a Nephilim heart.
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==Characteristics==
 
==Characteristics==
The Nephilim appear human, but when they are provoked, they reveal glowing silver eyes. However, the Nephilim [[Jack]] possesses golden eyes, possibly due to being born of an [[archangel]] as opposed to a regular angel. The gestation period for a Nephilim child is shorter than that of a normal human, around six months, and they appear to have the ability to be born fully matured into young adulthood if they so choose. When a Nephilim is born there are usually signs accompanying the birth such as storms, outbreaks of disease, plagues of locusts, massive power outages, and even tears in space and time. Due to being considered abominations of nature and Heaven, a Nephilim can cause dangerous reactions around objects considered holy, as shown when Kelly Kline set a [[Bible]] aflame just by placing her hand on it while pregnant with her son Jack.
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The Nephilim appear human, but when they are provoked, they reveal glowing silver eyes. However, the Nephilim [[Jack Kline]] possessed golden eyes, possibly due to being born of an [[archangel]] as opposed to a regular angel. The gestation period for a Nephilim child is shorter than that of a normal human, around six months, and they appear to have the ability to be born fully matured into young adulthood if they so choose. When a Nephilim is born there are usually signs accompanying the birth such as storms, outbreaks of disease, plagues of locusts, massive power outages, and even tears in space and time. Due to being considered abominations of nature and Heaven, a Nephilim can cause dangerous reactions around objects considered holy, as shown when Kelly Kline set a [[Bible]] aflame just by placing her hand on it while pregnant with her son Jack.
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Unlike angels, when a standard Nephilim is killed there is no explosion of light from their body; their silver eyes simply fade back to human.  
  
 
According to the lore, it is said that as a Nephilim grows into its power, it will become more powerful than the angel that sired it.
 
According to the lore, it is said that as a Nephilim grows into its power, it will become more powerful than the angel that sired it.
  
 
===Powers and abilities===
 
===Powers and abilities===
* [[Angel]] creation – [[Jack Kline]] has shown to be capable of forging a human soul into an angel.
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For a complete list of Jack Kline's powers as a an archangel born Nephilim, [[Jack Kline|see his page]].
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* [[Clairsentience]] – Nephilim can see the halos on [[angel]]s.
 
* [[Clairsentience]] – Nephilim can see the halos on [[angel]]s.
 
* Enhanced durability – Nephilim can withstand attacks from angels and seraphs such as [[Metatron]] and Castiel, respectively. They can also shield themselves from magical attacks.
 
* Enhanced durability – Nephilim can withstand attacks from angels and seraphs such as [[Metatron]] and Castiel, respectively. They can also shield themselves from magical attacks.
* [[Sedation]] – Like angels, Nephilim can render anyone unconscious with a single touch.
 
 
* Superhuman strength – A Nephilim's strength far exceeds that of normal angels, including [[seraphs]] such as [[Castiel]].
 
* Superhuman strength – A Nephilim's strength far exceeds that of normal angels, including [[seraphs]] such as [[Castiel]].
 
* [[Teleportation]] – Nephlim, like angels, have [[Angel Wings|wings]] and are capable of teleporting.
 
* [[Teleportation]] – Nephlim, like angels, have [[Angel Wings|wings]] and are capable of teleporting.
  
 
===Weaknesses===
 
===Weaknesses===
* [[Angel blade]] – The Nephilim [[Jane]] was killed with an angel blade. [[Jack]], due to being born of an archangel, is shown to be unharmed by the blades.
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* [[Angel blade]] – The Nephilim [[Jane]] was killed with an angel blade. [[Jack]], due to being born of an archangel, is shown to be unharmed by the blades.  
 
* [[Archangel blade]] – Was able to wound Jack, who had his grace removed.
 
* [[Archangel blade]] – Was able to wound Jack, who had his grace removed.
 
* [[The Equalizer]] – A special hand gun created by God with the specific purpose of killing Jack Kline (as well as anything else).
 
* [[The Equalizer]] – A special hand gun created by God with the specific purpose of killing Jack Kline (as well as anything else).
 
* [[Grace Extractor|Extracting grace]] – The process can render a Nephilim human. When a Nephilim loses their grace, it may take anywhere between a month to a century to replenish, however their human component decelerates the process due to the grace of a Nephilim keeping its unnatural nature in balance.
 
* [[Grace Extractor|Extracting grace]] – The process can render a Nephilim human. When a Nephilim loses their grace, it may take anywhere between a month to a century to replenish, however their human component decelerates the process due to the grace of a Nephilim keeping its unnatural nature in balance.
* [[God]] – With a snap of his fingers, [[Chuck]] was able to [[smite]] Jack, killing him, though the smiting was not instantaneous as past instances, possibly due to Jack's strength.
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* [[God]] – With a snap of his fingers, [[Chuck]] was able to [[smite]] Jack, killing him. The smiting was not instantaneous as past instances, however, possibly due to Jack's strength.
 
* [[Warding sigils]] – Certain powerful warding is capable of nullifying a Nephilim's powers.
 
* [[Warding sigils]] – Certain powerful warding is capable of nullifying a Nephilim's powers.
  
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* [[Jane]]: She is a Nephilim who is, according to [[Metatron]], the only one in existence at the time (2013). She works as a waitress at a restaurant called Eugenies in Ojai, California, and serves Metatron and [[Castiel]]. When the two decide that Castiel will do the three [[trials]] to seal off [[Heaven]], Metatron reveals that the waitress is a Nephilim and Castiel must kill her and cut out her heart to complete the first trial. The two [[angel]]s follow Jane after she finishes work one night, but she reveals her knowledge of what they are and begs them not to kill her. As she is an innocent woman, Castiel hesitates but when she attacks him and Metatron, Castiel kills her with his [[angel blade]], thus completing the trial.<ref>[[8.22 Clip Show]]</ref>
 
* [[Jane]]: She is a Nephilim who is, according to [[Metatron]], the only one in existence at the time (2013). She works as a waitress at a restaurant called Eugenies in Ojai, California, and serves Metatron and [[Castiel]]. When the two decide that Castiel will do the three [[trials]] to seal off [[Heaven]], Metatron reveals that the waitress is a Nephilim and Castiel must kill her and cut out her heart to complete the first trial. The two [[angel]]s follow Jane after she finishes work one night, but she reveals her knowledge of what they are and begs them not to kill her. As she is an innocent woman, Castiel hesitates but when she attacks him and Metatron, Castiel kills her with his [[angel blade]], thus completing the trial.<ref>[[8.22 Clip Show]]</ref>
  
* [[Jack Kline]]: He is the Nephilim offspring of [[Kelly Kline]] and [[Lucifer]]. He was conceived when Lucifer inhabited the body of [[President Jefferson Rooney]], with whom Kelly was having a relationship. As Castiel cares for Kelly during the later part of her pregnancy, Jack bonds with him and comes to view him as his father after he is born. Following his birth, the Winchesters take him in to keep watch over him in case he is evil, and to use him to access the [[Apocalypse World]] where Mary is trapped. However over time, the Winchesters accept him into the family. Jack reciprocates their familial ties, even stating that Lucifer is nothing to him and that Castiel and the Winchesters are his family. When Jack finally meets his father, Lucifer, a bond begins to form between the two, where Jack even mourns over his father's apparent death. However, once Jack realizes that Lucifer has not changed his ways, he rejects his father, prompting Lucifer to steal and consume a majority of Jack's grace and force Jack and Sam into a battle to the death for his enjoyment. While Sam is unwilling to kill him, Jack attempts suicide with the [[archangel blade]], but he stops after Dean arrives after granting consent to [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]] and eventually kills Lucifer. After killing Michael using the power of his [[soul]], Jack takes the archangel's grace and regains his powers as a Nephilim. [[Donatello Redfield]] later states that he is probably the most powerful being in the universe.
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* [[Jack Kline]]: He is the Nephilim offspring of [[Kelly Kline]] and [[Lucifer]]. He was conceived when Lucifer inhabited the body of [[President Jefferson Rooney]], with whom Kelly was having a relationship. As Castiel cares for Kelly during the later part of her pregnancy, Jack bonds with him and comes to view him as his father after he is born. Following his birth, the Winchesters take him in to keep watch over him in case he is evil, and to use him to access the [[Apocalypse World]] where Mary is trapped. However over time, the Winchesters accept him into the family. Jack reciprocates their familial ties, even stating that Lucifer is nothing to him and that Castiel and the Winchesters are his family. When Jack finally meets his father, Lucifer, a bond begins to form between the two, where Jack even mourns over his father's apparent death. However, once Jack realizes that Lucifer has not changed his ways, he rejects his father, prompting Lucifer to steal and consume a majority of Jack's grace and force Jack and Sam into a battle to the death for his enjoyment. While Sam is unwilling to kill him, Jack attempts suicide with the [[archangel blade]], but he stops after Dean arrives after granting consent to [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]] and eventually kills Lucifer. After killing Michael using the power of his [[soul]], Jack takes the archangel's grace and regains his powers as a Nephilim. [[Donatello Redfield]] later states that he is probably the most powerful being in the universe. He is later killed by [[God]] when He is unable to convince Dean to kill Jack instead. However, Jack is resurrected by [[Billie]] with a plan for Jack to become strong enough to kill God Himself. Initially resurrected in the soulless state Jack was in when he died, Jack's soul is subsequently restored by a visit to the [[Garden of Eden]]. After fusing his human soul with his nephilim grace using [[Adam's Rib]], he becomes a living power vacuum for [[Spiritus Vitae|life energy]], absorbing power from all plant life around him. Jack uses this to steal Chuck's powers, making him the new God, coexisting in harmony with [[The Darkness]].
  
 
==Nephilim in Fandom==
 
==Nephilim in Fandom==
 
During the first two seasons of ''Supernatural'', there was much fan speculation that Sam may have been a Nephilim.
 
During the first two seasons of ''Supernatural'', there was much fan speculation that Sam may have been a Nephilim.
*[http://furor-scribiend.livejournal.com/100827.html ''The Possibilities of Sam Winchester: Of Nephilim and the Role of Azazel/Azazyel''] by furor-scribiend
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* [http://furor-scribiend.livejournal.com/100827.html ''The Possibilities of Sam Winchester: Of Nephilim and the Role of Azazel/Azazyel''] by furor-scribiend
  
 
==Nephilim in Lore==
 
==Nephilim in Lore==

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Nephilim.pngNephilim-Jack.jpg
Nephilim
Powers and Abilities
Vulnerabilities
Appearance Human
Episode(s) 8.22 Clip Show
13.01 Lost and Found
13.02 The Rising Son
13.03 Patience
13.04 The Big Empty
13.06 Tombstone
13.09 The Bad Place
13.14 Good Intentions
13.20 Unfinished Business
13.21 Beat the Devil
13.22 Exodus
13.23 Let The Good Times Roll

Castiel: Nephilim grow up. They grow into their power and then–
Mirabel: Entire worlds die.

Castiel and Mirabel, 12.10 Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets

History

Nephilim are the offspring of humans and angels. They are considered to be abominations and their creation is forbidden by the oldest laws of Heaven. The oldest known Nephilim in the lore was the Queen of Sheba, who visited King Solomon. He created a tracking spell for Nephilim to keep an eye on her.

At one point, there was only one, Jane, known to be on Earth. Jane was killed by Castiel after Metatron told him it was necessary, as one of the trials to close the Gates to Heaven required a Nephilim heart.

After Lucifer possesses President Jefferson Rooney and has sex with Kelly Kline, a presidential aide, he purposefully channels an immense amount of cosmic energy, resulting in the conception of another Nephilim, Jack. Due to the immense power used by Lucifer, the cosmic shock wave alerts all angels as well as the British Men of Letters of its creation.

Characteristics

The Nephilim appear human, but when they are provoked, they reveal glowing silver eyes. However, the Nephilim Jack Kline possessed golden eyes, possibly due to being born of an archangel as opposed to a regular angel. The gestation period for a Nephilim child is shorter than that of a normal human, around six months, and they appear to have the ability to be born fully matured into young adulthood if they so choose. When a Nephilim is born there are usually signs accompanying the birth such as storms, outbreaks of disease, plagues of locusts, massive power outages, and even tears in space and time. Due to being considered abominations of nature and Heaven, a Nephilim can cause dangerous reactions around objects considered holy, as shown when Kelly Kline set a Bible aflame just by placing her hand on it while pregnant with her son Jack.

Unlike angels, when a standard Nephilim is killed there is no explosion of light from their body; their silver eyes simply fade back to human.

According to the lore, it is said that as a Nephilim grows into its power, it will become more powerful than the angel that sired it.

Powers and abilities

For a complete list of Jack Kline's powers as a an archangel born Nephilim, see his page.

  • Clairsentience – Nephilim can see the halos on angels.
  • Enhanced durability – Nephilim can withstand attacks from angels and seraphs such as Metatron and Castiel, respectively. They can also shield themselves from magical attacks.
  • Superhuman strength – A Nephilim's strength far exceeds that of normal angels, including seraphs such as Castiel.
  • Teleportation – Nephlim, like angels, have wings and are capable of teleporting.

Weaknesses

  • Angel blade – The Nephilim Jane was killed with an angel blade. Jack, due to being born of an archangel, is shown to be unharmed by the blades.
  • Archangel blade – Was able to wound Jack, who had his grace removed.
  • The Equalizer – A special hand gun created by God with the specific purpose of killing Jack Kline (as well as anything else).
  • Extracting grace – The process can render a Nephilim human. When a Nephilim loses their grace, it may take anywhere between a month to a century to replenish, however their human component decelerates the process due to the grace of a Nephilim keeping its unnatural nature in balance.
  • God – With a snap of his fingers, Chuck was able to smite Jack, killing him. The smiting was not instantaneous as past instances, however, possibly due to Jack's strength.
  • Warding sigils – Certain powerful warding is capable of nullifying a Nephilim's powers.

Nephilims

  • The Queen of Sheba: According to Sam, she was described as half-angel in the lore. After she visited King Solomon, he commissioned a tracking spell capable of locating nephilim to keep an eye on her. The spell was later located by Barthamus and offered to give it to Sam and Dean to find Jack as opposed to giving it to Asmodeus, even giving them half the spell to verify its authenticity. He wanted the Winchesters to retrieve his bones from Luther Shrike in exchange for the other half of the spell, but after stealing them they decided not to relinquish them to Barthamus because they don't like him. Alice then burns his bones, killing Barthamus and incinerating the other half of the spell in the process, rendering the Winchesters' half useless.[1]
Castiel kills the Nephilim Jane.
  • Jane: She is a Nephilim who is, according to Metatron, the only one in existence at the time (2013). She works as a waitress at a restaurant called Eugenies in Ojai, California, and serves Metatron and Castiel. When the two decide that Castiel will do the three trials to seal off Heaven, Metatron reveals that the waitress is a Nephilim and Castiel must kill her and cut out her heart to complete the first trial. The two angels follow Jane after she finishes work one night, but she reveals her knowledge of what they are and begs them not to kill her. As she is an innocent woman, Castiel hesitates but when she attacks him and Metatron, Castiel kills her with his angel blade, thus completing the trial.[2]
  • Jack Kline: He is the Nephilim offspring of Kelly Kline and Lucifer. He was conceived when Lucifer inhabited the body of President Jefferson Rooney, with whom Kelly was having a relationship. As Castiel cares for Kelly during the later part of her pregnancy, Jack bonds with him and comes to view him as his father after he is born. Following his birth, the Winchesters take him in to keep watch over him in case he is evil, and to use him to access the Apocalypse World where Mary is trapped. However over time, the Winchesters accept him into the family. Jack reciprocates their familial ties, even stating that Lucifer is nothing to him and that Castiel and the Winchesters are his family. When Jack finally meets his father, Lucifer, a bond begins to form between the two, where Jack even mourns over his father's apparent death. However, once Jack realizes that Lucifer has not changed his ways, he rejects his father, prompting Lucifer to steal and consume a majority of Jack's grace and force Jack and Sam into a battle to the death for his enjoyment. While Sam is unwilling to kill him, Jack attempts suicide with the archangel blade, but he stops after Dean arrives after granting consent to Michael and eventually kills Lucifer. After killing Michael using the power of his soul, Jack takes the archangel's grace and regains his powers as a Nephilim. Donatello Redfield later states that he is probably the most powerful being in the universe. He is later killed by God when He is unable to convince Dean to kill Jack instead. However, Jack is resurrected by Billie with a plan for Jack to become strong enough to kill God Himself. Initially resurrected in the soulless state Jack was in when he died, Jack's soul is subsequently restored by a visit to the Garden of Eden. After fusing his human soul with his nephilim grace using Adam's Rib, he becomes a living power vacuum for life energy, absorbing power from all plant life around him. Jack uses this to steal Chuck's powers, making him the new God, coexisting in harmony with The Darkness.

Nephilim in Fandom

During the first two seasons of Supernatural, there was much fan speculation that Sam may have been a Nephilim.

Nephilim in Lore

In the Hebrew Scriptures, Nephilim are said to be the offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters of men." The coupling of angels and human women was said to produce giants.

The word "Nephilim," pronounced neh-feel-EEM, is Hebrew and plural. The word for a single offspring of an angel and human is "Naphil," pronounced nah-FEEL.

See also

References