"Look, all I know is, I was not groped by an angel."
“I’m an एंजल of the Lord.”
This single line uttered in Lazarus Rising was an अकल्पनीय one and had प्रशंसकों questioning on whether Castiel, the person claiming to have pulled Dean from Hell, really was an एंजल या if it was some horrible trick. But it’s quickly dismissed.
“This is your problem, Dean. आप have no faith.”
Lightning flashes, engulfing the room and on Castiel’s back great shadowy wings appear, stretching off into the distance. The light goes out and the image disappears. It was the truth. It’s an angel. The सवालों then begin.
Over the centuries there have been many interpretation of what एंन्जल्स are. The dictionary defines एंन्जल्स as: “a spiritual being believed to act as an attendant या messenger of God, conventionally represented as being of human form with wings and possessing great kindness and virtue.”
Personally, I’ve always thought of एंन्जल्स as pure human beings with white, fluffy wings and a golden halo around their heads, that spend their time aiding people in need. Part of me still likes this idea, but after seeing Kripke’s version, I have no trouble in saying that I like his vision of them better.
His एंन्जल्स are powerful, knowledgeable and most definitely self-righteous. Their abilities are many; superhuman strength, able to transport themselves and humans through अंतरिक्ष and time, can appear without warning, exorcise demons with a touch, see things outside of human perception, unaffected द्वारा plagues and disease, can harm या resurrect humans, can हटाइए objects telekinetically, implant visions and, of course, rescues humans from Hell.
But, of course, his एंन्जल्स aren’t perfect. They have their vulnerabilities too; a flaming वृत्त of Holy Oil can be used to trap them, can be banished from an area when a hand is placed on sigils, death can come from an एंजल Killing Sword, Jesse – a Cambion – has the power to transform एंन्जल्स into toys! And he could potentially destroy the Host of Heaven and Enochian sigils and be used to hide a human’s location from all angels.
“Look, all I know is I was not groped द्वारा an angel.”
But despite all of those, there are a range of characters that represent एंन्जल्स and not all of them are good either as expected. The main एंजल seen throughout the दिखाना is Castiel. He rescued Dean from Hell and as a result of his interactions with Dean, begins to develop empathy for humans. At one point he is forcibly removed from his vessel, Jimmy Novak, and dragged back to Heaven. But ultimately, he disobeys and helps Dean escape from the other एंन्जल्स in order to stop Sam from freeing Lucifer. He is then killed but soon resurrected द्वारा God. He embarks on a mission to find God in order to stop Lucifer. After Lucifer is back into the cage when Sam jumps in, Castiel returns to Heaven to help restore order.
But, of course, it wouldn’t be the same without other एंन्जल्स too; the archangels: Michael, Lucifer, Gabriel and Raphael and others, including: Zachariah, Uriel, Anna, Joshua, Balthazar and numerous henchmen.
But despite all that’s happened and all the एंन्जल्स that have come and gone, they still continue to be a big presence in the दिखाना since first being seen in season four. Even before एंन्जल्स were a part of it all, it was a great दिखाना but since their addition, I believe सूपरनॅचुरल has grown, evolved and changed for the better.
The archangel, Raphael.