→Michael's True Vessel
==Michael's True Vessel==
[[File:Dean-Michael.png|thumb|right|350px|Michael's true vessel is Dean Winchester.]]
* According to [[Zachariah]], Dean is the "[[Angelic_Weapon#Sword_of_Michael|Sword of Michael]]" meaning that Dean is Michael's true vessel. His brother Sam is [[Lucifer]]'s true vessel. The [[archangel]] [[Gabriel]] states that the Winchester brothers were always destined to be vessels, partially because of their bloodline, and partially because their relationship parallels that of Michael and Lucifer.<ref name="five08">[[5.08 Changing Channels]]</ref> Michael himself tells Dean that his line goes all the way back to Cain and Abel, thus explaining why Dean is destined to kill Sam.<ref name="five13">[[5.13 The Song Remains the Same]]</ref>
* Dean consents to being [[Michael]]'s vessel in [[5.18 Point of No Return]]; as Michael begins to appear, Dean reneges and kills [[Zachariah]]. He tells Sam that he changed his mind because he didn't want to let him down. Their half-brother [[Adam Milligan]] is taken as the vessel instead.
* In [[13.23 Let the Good Times Roll]] Dean consents to being [[Apocalypse World]] [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]]'s vessel in order to battle Lucifer. He demands that he remain in control, but after Lucifer is killed, Michael reneges on their deal and takes over Dean's body.