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What human myth have mistaken for "cupid," is actually a lower order of angel. Technically it's a cherub, third-class [...] They're all over the world. There are dozens of them.
Castiel, discussing Cherubs
in My Bloody Valentine

Cherubs, also called Cupids by humans, are a type of angel that seem to be at the very bottom of Heaven's hierarchy. They are tasked with pairing important bloodlines together by means, as it is their chore.


Unnamed Cupid's hello hug

An unnamed Cupid gives Dean hello hug in their first meeting

Cupids are naturally invisible, they flit with their wings and their true form glows sunnily. They can manipulate the fosterence of love, and are often docilistic and pacifistic, but do wield angel blades. They are happy-go-lucky, but easily saddened.

The Cupids' bow is one of the ingredients for the spell to banish all angels from Heaven. They seemed to possess less grace than any other type of angel, as the stream of grace Lucifer absorbed from one was small. 

Powers and Abilities[]

Being a type of low-tier angel, they posses a significant amount of power, but nothing compared to the power of higher angels. They have been shown to stand a chance against regular angel in a fight, but not against archangels, even one with low grace.

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Cupid's Bow


The mark of a Cherub, left on a human heart

  • Invisibility - Cherubs can turn themselves invisible to the physical realm, however other angels and demons can still see them.
  • Immortality - Cherubim can live forever, but can be killed with an angel blade.
  • Invulnerability - When punched in the face by Dean, the Cherub only showed a momentary discomfort - hurt more emotionally than physically - while Dean was wincing from the recoil, showing a greater physical endurance.
  • Possession - Cherubim require vessels to manifest safely on Earth and must bear their permission to do so.
  • Pathokinesis - Cherubim can cause people to fall in love with each other. With it, they can manipulate affection in humans, and cause selected people to fall in love with each other. They use their bows to catalyze the affection amongst humans.
  • Super strength - Although a relatively weak type of angel, Cherubs possess great strength. One was able to squeeze Dean tight and lift him off his feet. The same one squeezed an occupied vessel, causing the angel inside some discomfort. Another one was able to overpower Castiel, albeit after catching him by surprise and he wasn't close to at full power due to his diminishing stolen grace.
  • Supernatural Perception - Cherubim can perceive other angels.
  • Bowhunting - Cherubs are very accurate with their bows.

Former Powers[]

  • Teleportation - Cherubs were able to instantly teleport any where that wasn't sigil-guarded.


  • Lucifer killed the unnamed Cupid

    Lucifer killed the unnnamed Cupid

    Higher Angels - Being of higher order, Castiel was able to telekinetically subdue a cherub. Archangels, even weakened ones, such as Lucifer, was able to effortlessly kill a cherub.
  • Angel Blade - Angel Blades can harm and kill a cherub.

Known Cupids[]



  • In lore, their true form is made up of a human stature, the face of an eagle, ox, lion, and a human, feet of a calf, and four wings. Whether they're like this in or not is unknown. Interestingly, Zachariah has stated his true form appears like this, though he was never stated to be a cherub. Cherubim in angelology are the warriors, particularly the ones who guarded the Garden of Eden. In lore, they are actually the second-highest class of angel, not the lowest. Their conflation with Cupid comes from putti, pudgy winged babies, being used to represent them during the Renaissance when they had also been used to represent Cupid.
  • In Roman mythology, Cupid is the God of Love and Desire, and is the son of Venus and Mars. His name is where Cherubs get their alternate alias of "Cupids".
  • It's unknown if the special children's parents were influenced by cupids, or if Apocalypse World special children's parents were influenced by a cupid, however, it's unlikely in both cases given that Dean Winchester from the main universe is the true vessel of all the Michaels in the multiverse.