History[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
They acted as generals of Hell until Lucifer was imprisoned. Despite being the rightful heirs to Lucifer's throne, Dagon and her brothers Ramiel and Asmodeus opted to retire on earth with only Azazel assuming rule over Hell to continue their father's work. In The British Invasion, it is implied by Lucifer that at some point in the past, she had somehow failed him.
In Family Feud, Dagon appears as Kelly Kline is attacked by two angels and causes both angels to combust. Dagon takes Kelly to a warehouse where she tells Kelly that her child is a boy and sees him as the best hope for everyone. Dagon offers to protect Kelly and the two leave together. As they leave, Lucifer senses that Dagon is with Kelly and smiles and calls out Dagon's name.
In Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, Castiel investigates the angels Dagon killed after finding an article in the Daily World News claiming that a waitress, one of the angels' vessels, had been killed by an irate alien. Castiel meets with Herb Nelson, the diner manager who is also a conspiracy theorist and believes Dagon to be a type of alien called a Reptilian like the Queen of England due to her yellow eyes. Herb shows Castiel video footage of Dagon's encounter with the angels which ends when Dagon killing the first one fried the camera. However, Herb is able to show Castiel Dagon's yellow eyes in the footage, alarming the Seraphim as he realizes exactly who she is. Before leaving to Heaven with Kelvin, Castiel calls the Winchesters to warn them that Kelly is with Dagon, the Prince of Hell. Castiel admits that he doesn't know much about Dagon beyond rumors and stories about her, stating that Dagon is mostly known for her psychotic savagery.
In The British Invasion, Dagon receives an unexpected message from Lucifer who wants to make sure she is protecting Kelly and the baby well. Dagon confirms that she is doing her best, to which Lucifer warns her not to disappoint him again. By morning, Dagon is ready to relocate Kelly to a new hideout, but Kelly refuses and wants her baby checked out because she is experiencing weird pain in her stomach. Dagon reluctantly takes Kelly to a doctor who examines Kelly and initially says everything is fine. When Dr. Turner notices something off on the monitor, Dagon uses her powers to make him ignore it and reassure Kelly once more.
To cover their tracks and erase Kelly's medical record, Dagon orders Dermott Culp to dispose of the doctor. Having previously ordered Dermott to burn down the warehouse she and Kelly were once at, hunter Eileen Leahy decided to follow Dermott and manages to kill him. While Dagon is out buying supplements for Kelly recommended by Dr. Turner, Kelly is lured away by Eileen's friends, Sam and Dean Winchester. They try to take her back to their place but Dagon finds them. She teleports Kelly back to their hideout.
Dagon believes Kelly can't be trusted so she handcuffs her to the bedpost. When Kelly argues that she was simply worried about her baby, Dagon tells her that the baby is indeed fine, but Kelly herself is going to die because birthing a Nephilim is always fatal; it is why Kelly is suffering from small pains, which are bound to increase in intensity.
In The Memory Remains, Dean leaves Castiel a voicemail about their inability to kill Dagon even while wielding the Colt. Sam also searches through the many books the Men of Letters have on demons for information on her, but tells Dean that the Men of Letters have very little on Dagon and the Princes of Hell and nothing useful to them.
In The Future, Dagon continues to forcefully take care of Kelly, having been promised by Lucifer that the two of them and his son would rule the universe together. Dagon excitedly describes the destruction that Jack will wreak upon his birth and leaves Kelly to clean up.
Upon Dagon's return, she finds the bathtub filled with blood and Kelly reveals that she committed suicide but Jack resurrected her. Kelly insists to Dagon that the child is good and he saved her, but Dagon believes the child only saved his receptacle. Later, Dagon watches TV only to have three angels led by Castiel arrive, having tracked the pulse of power from Kelly's resurrection. Dagon is able to avoid an attack by Castiel with the Colt and kills Hozai and subdues Kelvin, but discovers that Castiel has escaped with Kelly while she took on the other two angels. Kelly informs an enraged Lucifer of her failure and Lucifer threatens her with eternal torment if she fails to recover his child. Dagon tortures Kelvin who eventually reveals that Castiel will likely go to Heaven's Portal. Dagon kills Kelvin and travels to the portal where she waits for several hours.
Finally, Castiel arrives with Kelly to take her through the portal to Heaven which will kill both Kelly and the child. As Joshua appears from the portal, Dagon kills him and takes on Castiel who proves to be no match for her. As Dagon prepares to kill Castiel, she is shot several times by Sam who arrives with Dean in Castiel's truck. Dagon shrugs off the attack, breaks Dean's arm and destroys the Colt.
As Kelly and Castiel face off with Dagon hand-in-hand, Jack empowers Castiel, enabling him to effortlessly grab Dagon's arm and render her powerless. Telling Dagon to "call it a miracle", Castiel sets Dagon ablaze with Jack's help. Screaming in agony, Dagon and her vessel are incinerated, killing the Prince of Hell.
In There's Something About Mary, Crowley tells Lucifer about Dagon's death, enraging him.
In All Along the Watchtower, Dean asks if Castiel can "flame on" again as he did to kill Dagon when Lucifer arrives, but is told that Jack was responsible for that and is too busy being born to help in that way again.
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
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Dagon was a Prince of Hell and thus one of the most powerful demons to ever live, displaying many powerful and in some cases, rare abilities. It was implied that her powers were enhanced when she pledged herself to Lucifer during the search for Kelly Kline.
- Demonic Possession - Like all demons, Dagon requires a vessel to walk the Earth.
- Immortality - As a Prince of Hell, Dagon is one of the first demons and thus several millennia old.
- Invulnerability - Dagon sneered at the angel blade that Castiel brandished against her and asked him about the Colt, hinting that, among the weapons possessed by her opponents, only the Colt was a threat to her. Assuming she was immune to the angel blade, it is likely that she was immune, also, to the Demon-Killing Knife. In addition, she is, like most demons, invulnerable to common weaponry. Dean, Mick Davies, and Sam shot her multiple times with ordinary fire guns and she didn't even flinch. Castiel states that Dagon is extremely difficult to kill.
- Molecular Combustion - Simply by touching an angel, Dagon was able to make them combust into dust. When she does this, the palm of her hand glows red in a circle that she presses against the angel in question. She is the only demon shown in the series killing angels with her own hands, without the aid of special weapons.
- Teleportation - Dagon was able to quickly teleport behind an angel to kill him after killing another angel just seconds before. She also avoided a bullet from The Colt a second before it reached her. Dagon used this power effectively in battle, moving around attacks with it in a similar manner to super speed.
- Electromagnetic Interference - When Dagon killed two angels, a nearby security camera was fried.
- Mind Control - Dagon was able to mentally make a doctor tell Kelly that "everything looks a-okay."
- Weather manipulation - Dagon's appearance was enough to cause high winds and lightning strikes.
- Telekinesis - With a wave of her hands, Dagon was able to throw the Winchesters, Mick Davies, Eileen Leahy, and Renny Rawlings around.
- Super Strength - As a Prince of Hell, Dagon is incredibly strong, easily able to take on two angels at once and win. She also effortlessly defeated the Winchesters. During their fight, a simple backhand from Dagon caused Sam to smash a park bench to pieces when he landed. A blow to Dean's arm when disarming him of the Colt broke Dean's arm. When fighting the Seraphim Castiel, Dagon was able to disarm and beat him with no real effort. At one point, she lifted Castiel into the air with just one hand with him unable to break her hold. However, when Castiel was empowered by Lucifer's son, he was able to effortlessly restrain Dagon one-handed.
- Electrokinesis - With a touch of her hand, Dagon was able to cause an incredibly painful electrical shock to an angel.
- Thermokinesis - Dagon was able to heat up the Colt to the point that the barrel fell off, severely damaging the legendary gun. Afterwards, Sam was unsure if he could repair the damage that Dagon did.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Due to her status as a Prince of Hell, Dagon has very few weaknesses.
- The Colt - This gun could kill Dagon.
- Nephilim - Lucifer's son, while empowering the Seraphim Castiel, was able to give Castiel the power to kill Dagon. He was also able to give Castiel the strength to easily overpower her and render her powerless.
- Archangels - Lucifer was able to cause Dagon great pain by screaming telepathically. Dagon was also clearly terrified of Lucifer's threats to cause her eternal torment.
Death[edit | edit source]
Killed By[edit | edit source]
As Dagon prepared to kill Castiel, he was briefly empowered by Lucifer's son, allowing Castiel to effortlessly restrain Dagon and render her powerless. Castiel then set Dagon ablaze, incinerating the Prince of Hell.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Castiel described Dagon as a savage and psychotic individual. Indeed, Dagon was a very ruthless demon who had murdered up to four angels without hesitation and brutally tortured another for information before killing him as well. She even ordered the murder of an innocent doctor simply to cover her tracks. She is also manipulative as seen when she almost easily convinced Kelly Kline to trust her.
Although Dagon chose not to take part in freeing Lucifer from The Cage, she held a strong sense of respect for him. She had failed Lucifer at one point in the past, and when Lucifer offered to rule the Universe with her and let her be the mother to his unborn child, she readily agreed and took her job as the child's protector more seriously.
Dagon believed the child was a savior, and at the same time, a being capable of mass destruction. The thought of the child causing havoc upon the world filled Dagon with glee, and she told the child's mother Kelly, with a hint of amusement, that Kelly was going to die as birthing a Nephilim was fatal. Because of this belief she had that the child was going to be a force for evil, she was shown to be quite shocked when Castiel overpowered her and she realized that the Nephilim was helping him against her.
Like Ramiel, Dagon enjoyed leisure activities such as watching television, which she did while watching over Kelly. At first, Dagon had been very attentive and did her best to fulfill Kelly's every need and want, but when Kelly snuck out of their hideout thinking her child was in danger which led her to be captured by Dean Winchester, Dagon began mistreating Kelly and handcuffing her to the bed.
Similar to demons such as Azazel and Lilith, Dagon had a twisted and sadistic sense of humor as shown in her ill-treatment of Kelly, her referrence to Jack, due to her belief that he was evil as "evil jesus" in a joke she used when talking to Kelly and her joke that Castiel and Kelly nearly made it to the portal and would have made it has she not gotten there at the last second only to reveal that she had been waiting for them for hours at the location, before attempting to take back Kelly. In her fight with the Winchesters and Castiel, she continued to make cruel jokes, mocking Castiel's inability to beat her by calling him a "sad, fluttering, aimless little moth", teasing Kelly for believing Castiel could protect her and even calling Castiel and Kelly "adorbs" when the two began holding hands, right before she tried to kill Castiel.
She is also somewhat arrogant in her abilities which like with Azazel and Asmodeus proved to be her downfall. When she tried to kill Castiel, she was either not worried or didn't even take enough notice to realize when the child was empowering Castiel from the womb despite the child's power visibly extending to Castiel which caused her to be restrained and killed by Castiel when she advanced on him.
Like most demons, Dagon obviously had little regard for humans. She also obviously had no care for angels as seen by her killing five angels and brutally torturing one of them first. However, it is unknown what she felt towards other demons, especially towards her own brothers. However, she once referred to demons as sniveling and seemed to enjoy the thought of Jack killing them all and also, despite having been retired long enough that she was believed dead along with the other Princes of Hell, Dagon still had at least one demon who either worked for her out of fear, respect or both.
Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]
Dagon's vessel is that of an Asian woman in her mid to late-40s. Dagon dresses her in dark leather and wears equally dark make up. As a Prince of Hell, Dagon's eyes glow yellow.
Lore[edit | edit source]
Supernatural depictions of Dagon (both as demon and female) are contrary to real lore.
Dagon (Hebrew: דגון, Tib. Dāḡôn) or Dagan (dda-gan 𒀭𒁕𒃶) is an ancient Mesopotamian Assyro-Babylonian and Levantine (Canaanite) deity. He appears to have been worshipped as a fertility god in Ebla, Assyria, Ugarit and among the Amorites. The Hebrew Bible mentions him as the national god of the Philistines with temples at Ashdod and elsewhere in Gaza. It always depicted him as a male deity with fish-man form.
A long-standing association with the word for "fish" dâg, perhaps going back to the Iron Age, has led to an interpretation as a "fish-god", and the association of "merman" motifs in Assyrian art (such as the "Dagon" relief found by Austen Henry Layard in the 1840s). The god's name was, however, more likely derived from a word for "grain", suggesting that he was in origin associated with fertility and agriculture. This image furthered an evolutionary belief that both men and fish had evolved together from the primal waters.
There are three places where Dagon is mentioned in the Bible. The first mention is Judges 16:23, where we are told that Dagon was the god of the Philistines. The Philistines offered "a great sacrifice" to Dagon, believing that their idol had delivered Samson into their hands. First Chronicles 10:10 mentions a temple of Dagon in which the head of King Saul was fastened. Then, in 1 Samuel 5, Dagon is brought to humiliation by the True God of the Israelites.
In 1 Samuel 5, The Philistines had captured the Ark of the Covenant, and they carried the ark into Dagon's temple and set it beside Dagon. When the people of [the city of] Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord. They took Dagon and put him back in his place. But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord. His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained. That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor any others who enter Dagon's temple at Ashdod step on the threshold. The Lord's hand was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity; he brought devastation on them and afflicted them with tumors. When the people of Ashdod saw what was happening, they said, 'The ark of the god of Israel must not stay here with us, because his hand is heavy on us and on Dagon our god.
Dagon also figures into the story of Jonah, as well, although the deity is not mentioned by name in Jonah's book. The Assyrians in Ninevah, to whom Jonah was sent as a missionary, worshiped Dagon and his female counterpart, the fish goddess Nanshe. Jonah, of course, did not go straight to Ninevah but had to be brought there via miraculous means. The transportation that God provided for Jonah (a great fish) would have been full of meaning for the Ninevites. When Jonah arrived in their city, he made quite a splash, so to speak. He was a man who had been inside a fish for three days and directly deposited by a fish on the shores of Assyria. The Ninevites, who worshiped a fish god, were duly impressed; they gave Jonah their attention and repented of their sin.
In later Christian demonology and literature Dagon is often described as one of the fallen angels turned demons, notably appearing in John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost. This is likely due Dagon being seen as a false god in the Bible.
20th Century American horror author H.P. Lovecraft would later use the name Dagon for one his Great Old Ones, the ancient and enigmatic deities that reside under the seas and in outer space. This version of Dagon is an enormous sea creature, resembling either a fish or amphibian, and is worshiped by both humans and the Deep Ones.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Season 12
- Season 13
- Lost & Found (flashback and mentioned)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Dagon was the first demon to destroy a magical pistol and Lilith the second.
- Dagon is the first demon aside from Crowley to display Molecular Combustion. She is also the first demon shown to be capable of killing angels without an angel blade or a similar weapon.
- After killing two angels, Dagon tells Kelly Kline "come with me if you want to live" with her hand outstretched to Kelly who is sitting on the ground. This is a reference to the famous line from the Terminator movies with Dagon even doing it in the same way it was done in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
- Dagon is the second demon to dodge a bullet from the Colt by teleporting away. The first was her brother Azazel. She later avoided a second shot from Castiel and severely damaged the gun, potentially beyond repair.
- The Winchesters and Castiel had two missed chances where the Colt could've killed Dagon but they missed the chance in The Future: when Dagon is busy with Hozai, Castiel takes aim at her and has a chance to kill Dagon while she is distracted. However, he is stopped by Kelvin in favor of going after Kelly Kline since they only have one bullet left. Later, during the Skirmish at the Heavenly Portal, if Sam had shot Dagon with the Colt instead of his regular gun as she prepared to kill Castiel, he could've killed her. Instead, by the time Dean emerged with the Colt, Dagon was prepared to stop the attempt.
- Dagon is the first Prince of Hell to not be killed by one of the Winchesters. However, all but Asmodeus were killed by the members of Team Free Will.
- Dagon's brother Asmodeus is later killed in the same way as she is: incinerated by an angel, in his case, the archangel Gabriel.
- In The British Invasion, Dagon releases an eerie, demonic growl.