|“||He belongs to all of us.||”|
History[edit | edit source]
In War of the Worlds, Duma agrees to meet with Castiel at the Heavenly Portal to discuss the situation with the Nephilim Jack as long as Castiel comes alone. Though Dean Winchester offers to accompany Castiel, Castiel refuses Dean's help.
Outside of the portal, Castiel and Duma meet and Castiel tells her that he must locate Jack. When Castiel asks if the angels have Jack, possibly in Metatron's old cell, Duma states that they do not. Duma tells Castiel that if the angels had Jack, he would not be imprisoned but rather put to work. Duma explains to Castiel that the angels' numbers have been greatly diminished since the Fall of the Angels and their race is going extinct as a result. She states that in order to make more angels, something that hasn't been done since the dawn of Creation, they will need a powerful force. Castiel realizes that Duma means Jack and points out that Jack may not be willing to help. Duma states that Jack might not have a choice, causing Castiel to realize that the angels want to enslave Jack to do their bidding.
As Duma tells Castiel that Jack "belongs to all of us," two more angels emerge from the portal and congratulate Duma on delivering Castiel as promised. One of the angels tells Castiel that they have heard that Castiel has influence with Jack and thus Jack will listen to him. Castiel, however, refuses to help the angels enslave Jack.
Taking Castiel's hand Duma pleads with Castiel to come with them, but Castiel shoves her away in anger and horror of what the angels are planning. All four angels draw their angel blades and Castiel quickly knocks Duma back with a blow to the face before fighting with her henchmen. After Castiel knocks the other two angels away, Duma comes up from behind Castiel and holds an angel blade to his throat.
Before the confrontation can go any further, the four angels are interrupted by the appearance of Lucifer who orders Duma to release Castiel. Staring at Lucifer in terror, Duma hesitates to comply until Lucifer makes his eyes glow red and moves as if to combust the angels. Finally, the terrified Duma releases Castiel and flees through the portal back to Heaven with the other two angels, leaving Lucifer exhausted from intimidating them in his weakened state.
In Devil's Bargain, after escaping with Anael, Lucifer meets with Duma and three more angels outside of the Heavenly Portal, attempting to convince the angels to work with him. Though Duma orders Lucifer killed, Lucifer points out that even while weakened, they still don't have the ability to actually kill him though Duma wants to try. Though Duma continues to resist Lucifer's attempts to convince her, Lucifer claims that he knows how to make more angels since he saw how God did it and can potentially even restore the angels' wings if they make him the undisputed Ruler of Heaven. Duma ultimately agrees and the angels accept Lucifer as their new leader with Anael at his side.
In Bring 'em Back Alive, Duma appears before Lucifer to inform him that what few angels they can spare are searching Jack, but are having no success. Duma refuses to get in the middle of the squabble between Lucifer and Anael and departs to continue the search after Lucifer becomes threatening towards her.
Shortly thereafter in Funeralia, Castiel arrives in Heaven where he is met by Duma and two other angels. Duma, though wary, hears Castiel out. Through Castiel, she learns that he needs the angels' help in finding the archangel Gabriel who he reveals is still alive, to their surprise. He also explains he needs them in fighting an Alternate Michael who wants to invade and conquer their world. Duma decides that maybe they can help each other after all and leaves Castiel sitting in Heaven's Throne Room for a long time. Finally, Duma returns, asking about Gabriel and getting him to Heaven. When Castiel admits that he doesn't know where Gabriel is and asks Duma to send a few angels to search for him, Naomi arrives and explains that Duma can't. Naomi then takes Castiel to her old office to speak with him, leaving Duma and the other angels behind.
A few months later in Byzantium, when Jack dies, and "angel radio" begins playing a distress signal shortly thereafter, Castiel arrives in search of Jack and to figure out what is going on in Heaven. There he comes across Duma and Zuriel who are laying on the floor, apparently dead. There Duma wakes up, revealing she was merely unconscious. She is confused and disorientated at what happened stating that after "it" touched her everything went black. Realizing Castiel is supposed to be on Earth, Duma asks him why he's in Heaven, and he states he's looking for Jack. As he leaves to look for Jack, a terrified Duma begs him not to leave her, and he lets her accompany him.
They both arrive in Jack's Heaven to find him but cannot, as Naomi arrives and confirms that Jack isn't there as perhaps the angel side of him knew he was in Heaven. Naomi tells a confused Castiel and Duma what is going on in Heaven. They are under attack from the Shadow, the being that rules the Empty. As Duma asks what it wants, Naomi states that it wants Jack, as it considers Jack it's property due to him being a half angel. Duma asks what to do, and Naomi replies that they give it what it wants, stating that if they don't then it will cause Heaven to fall, "46 billion and 750 million human souls cast in the wind". Though Duma appeared to agree, Castiel refuses to hand Jack over to it. As Naomi tries to stop him from leaving and attempts to convince him to reconsider, she ends up being possessed by the Shadow and tells Castiel to run. Castiel leaves with Duma to look for Jack, leaving the possessed Naomi behind. As Castiel and Duma find the Heaven of Kelly Kline, Jack's mother, Castiel is certain that he's there. After entering Kelly's Heaven, two split up to find Jack. Castiel finds Jack in a house with Kelly and he convinces Jack to come back to earth by telling of the Shadow's intentions, and that Sam, Dean and himself are using a spell to bring Jack back, but before Castiel can pull Jack's soul into his body to complete the spell, Duma enters the house and is revealed to be possessed by The Shadow.
As the Shadow defeats the three of them and attempts to take Jack to the Empty, Castiel makes a deal with it to take Castiel to the Empty instead. The Shadow agrees to this but states that it will not come for him he finally gives himself permission to be happy. Castiel accepts and the Shadow leaves Duma's body. She wakes up confused as to where she is apparently having no memory of the possession and she watches as Castiel resurrects Jack.
In Absence months later, Castiel attempts to return to Heaven to find Mary Winchester's soul after Jack accidentally kills her. Castiel's repeated calls for Naomi cause Duma to emerge from the Heavenly Portal and tell him that Naomi's location is none of his business. Duma confirms Mary's death, telling Castiel that she died instantly, painlessly and is at peace in a special Heaven. Duma allows Castiel to view Mary's Heaven, allowing him to report to Sam and Dean that Mary is at peace with John Winchester in Heaven.
In Jack in the Box, Duma is revealed to have seized control of Heaven following the Invasion of Heaven. As the new Ruler of Heaven, Duma reshapes Heaven into a merciless place and establishes a reign of terror in which humans are beaten into submission. To solidify her power, Duma manipulates the soulless Jack into doing her bidding. After discovering the truth, Castiel confronts Duma in Heaven where Duma defends her actions as being done to save Heaven, angels and the world. Duma points out that she can't control Jack due to his power, but she can guide him.
Disgusted, Castiel announces his intention to get Jack out of Heaven, only to have Duma state that he's not. When Castiel challenges Duma on whether or not she wants to fight him, Duma states that she holds all the high cards and threatens to end John and Mary's shared Heaven with just a snap of her fingers if Castiel doesn't capitulate. Enraged, Castiel instantly draws his angel blade and kills Duma before she can react, ending Duma's reign of terror. After letting Duma's body fall to the floor of the hallway, Castiel spares her a brief glance before running off after Jack.
In Moriah, Jack recognizes that Duma had been manipulating him while talking with Castiel about his mistakes.
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
Duma appeared to be a regular angel with all the powers of one.
- Angelic Possession - Like all other angels, she requires a vessel to walk the Earth and their permission to do so.
- Immortality - As an angel, she would never age or die unless killed.
- Invulnerability - As an angel, she is invulnerable to most forms of harm.
- Super Strength - As an angel, she is stronger than humans, monsters and most demons. However, she is no match for higher-level angels such as Castiel.
- Control of Heaven - As the Ruler of Heaven, Duma gained control over Heaven itself. Duma threatened that with just a snap of her fingers, she could end John and Mary Winchester's shared Heaven.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
She possesses all the regular weaknesses of an angel.
- Angel Blades - Like most angels, she could be killed by an angel blade. Even as Ruler of Heaven, she retained this weakness and was easily killed by Castiel with one.
- Higher Angels - In a fight, she was easily thrown aside by the Seraphim Castiel, only defeating him when she caught Castiel by surprise from behind. When the Archangel Lucifer threatened her, she fled in terror. Even in his weakened state, Lucifer stated that she was unable to kill him. Despite her new role as Ruler of Heaven, Duma was still inferior in strength to Castiel, choosing to rely on threats rather than trying to fight Castiel who had expressed confidence in his ability to win against her.
- The Shadow - He effortlessly defeated Duma and the other few remaining angels, though she survived the attack she was shown to be somewhat weakened afterwards, and it was able to possess her against her own will. After The Shadow left her, Duma had at least no memory of the posession.
- Insufficient number of angels in Heaven - Like all angels, Duma is bound to Heaven, serving as a power source for Heaven while within it. As there are only nine angels in Heaven, including Duma and Naomi, Naomi herself states that the remaining angels will burn out in an attempt to keep Heaven powered.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Season 13
- Season 14
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Erica Cerra also portrayed Robin in the Season 6 episode The Man Who Knew Too Much, and The Shadow in Byzantium.
- In Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Dumah (the name in its original form) is the angel of silence, vindication and stillness of death.
- When Castiel kills Duma, his angel blade was left clean of blood, possibly because Duma was killed in Heaven itself.
- Duma is the secondary antagonist of season 14, along with Nick.
- She is the first female secondary antagonist since Dagon in season 12, and the first angel secondary antagonist since Metatron in season 10.