|“||Those other toys, they don't spark joy. But Sam and Dean, the real Sam and Dean, they do. They challenge me... they disappoint me... they surprise me. They're the ones.||”|
God, also known as Yahweh, Allah, and many other names, including his alter ego "Chuck Shurley", is an ancient primordial being who created the universe and nearly everything it contains, including the human soul. Amara, his twin sister, is the only entity surpassing his power and, prior to his demise, Death comparable to him in power. Together, God and The Darkness serve as the balance in the Universe, as the dark cannot exist without the light and vice versa. If either one of them is lost or destroyed, existence itself would cease. His sister couldn't resist destroying whatever God created, so God created four archangels and, with them by his side, waged war against her and eventually locked her away with a mark which he entrusted to his most loved and valued angel, Lucifer. However, over time, after God created the Universe, the mark corrupted Lucifer and drew him to rebel when God created humankind. After Lucifer was bound in Hell and Gadreel was locked away in Heaven's dungeon, God left Heaven and went into seclusion on Earth.
After thousands of years, God eventually reappeared and partially aided in The Apocalypse. After The Apocalypse was averted, he disappeared again. Six years later, when his twin sister Amara was released, God was originally willing to let his creations be wiped from existence and let Amara take over. But after being convinced by both Metatron and the Winchesters, God eventually decided to help stop Amara. After being fatally injured by his sister in a failed attempt to stop her, God was then healed by her and they both departed the Earth together.
God later returned to Earth once he received Castiel's prayer, God revealed that he had no method in helping with Jack and opted to have them kill him instead. However, Team Free Will saw through his ploy and accused him of manipulating events, resulting in him personally killing Jack and plunging the world into chaos to punish humanity for their defiance. However, during the confrontation, he was shot by Sam with The Equalizer, leaving God in a weakened and diminished state. He has since recovered and is at full power. Unknown to God, Billie has taken the opportunity to resurrect Jack and help the young Nephilim become powerful enough to kill God which is revealed to be a plan developed by Adam over the course of 300,000 years. Using Jack to kill Chuck and Amara turns out to be another one of God's plans to get the Winchesters to kill each other, although it ultimately fails.
Following his final attempt at getting the Winchesters to kill each other, God merges with Amara and begins wiping everyone from existence, planning on resetting the universe. The Winchesters are left with Jack powerless and most of their allies gone, including Billie who was planning to kill God in order to take power for herself. However, they are left with Chuck's Death Book, which reveals how God can be killed after the first attempt failed. God is later stripped of his power by Jack, rendering him mortal and making Jack the new God. The Winchesters and Jack choose to leave Chuck to live out a mortal life, eventually to age, sicken and die, alone and forgotten. As Sam continued to get older, so did Chuck. By the time Sam died, it is unknown if Chuck also died, or if he is somehow still alive.
|“||You think you made the Archangels to bring light? No. You made them to create lesser beings; to make you large - to make you lord! It was ego! You wanted to be big!||”|
— The Darkness
in We Happy Few
The Darkness describes her brother as being prideful and egocentric, saying he created other things because he wanted to "be big" - although God admits this is true, he had also hoped to change her nature by showing her there could be things other than themselves, but he later deemed this as stupidity and naïveté on his part. When faced with the opportunity to reconcile with Lucifer, if he'd simply apologize for locking him away, Chuck opted to put all the blame on Lucifer in front of the Winchesters to save face. However, shortly after apporting the Winchesters away, he revealed that he'd only punished Lucifer because he hated himself for what his actions had done to his favorite son and apologized. After billions of years of observing his creations and living among them, his disappointment caused God to become somewhat cynical. He considered human nature to be toxic and was willing to let Amara destroy everything seemingly out of spite against humans, for fighting wars in his name and then begging him to fix everything, and generally not taking responsibility for their failures, as well as Angels out of disappointment of their actions. He also considers his creations to be experiments and also revealed that he abandoned the angels and humanity because they'd disappointed him. He later admits to Dean that it's more than disappointment: while he'd once taken an active role in his creations' lives, he realized that he was hindering them more than anything and he needed to let them find their own way like a parent with their child. Despite everything that's happened since he did so, God believes he made the right decision. However, following the revelation that Chuck views Sam and Dean, and seemingly his creations generally, as story characters for him to manipulate and observe for his own entertainment, much of this has been implied to be a façade masking his true colors. Lucifer suggested that Chuck's apology to him was merely because Chuck needed his help against the Darkness which, given what has subsequently been seen of his personality, is likely true. However, there are some ideas that even Chuck finds too disgusting to include for his characters, as shown by his genuine disgust at the idea of him being responsible for the relationship between Dean and Amara.
Alternate Michael suggests God creates other worlds and abandons them once they fail him in a way. While it has not been confirmed whether this is true, his dismissive reaction to Sam questioning him on it may suggest there is some truth to it, though at the same time he did seem offended when Sam appeared to believe Michael, but whether it was a faked reaction to keep his true intentions concealed remains unknown.
Despite his sister's claims that he encouraged religion, which she called "monuments to his ego", God often asks people not to refer to him as "God", and to use the moniker "Chuck" instead. He also stated that people bowing before him had always made him feel "deeply, deeply uncomfortable". When Metatron did this upon seeing his true form, God pulled him up and asked him not to do it again since it made him uncomfortable. However, God is fully aware of his nigh-omnipotence and does not hesitate to point out that he could do things most beings could not, as he simply said that he is God when Sam questioned on how he simply snapped his fingers to cancel Jack's influence and insisted that the Equalizer could kill anything. The deity Fortuna states God created her kind, as while he was angry humanity didn't honor him, he saw a purpose for the deities to serve as the fall guys for natural disasters. Despite his immense power, however, God is shown to be rather capable of taking potential threats seriously, as he not only indicated with apparent concern when Sam stated he feared what Jack could become that it was true but even though he could have continued manipulating Sam and Dean by just letting Dean spare Jack, he insisted on Jack being killed and even did it himself. Jack himself admitted the reason why his grandfather chose to kill him was because he was scared he could be able to kill God.
At first, despite his disappointment and cynicism, God apparently still maintained a level of compassion and care for his creations deep down and it was just buried by the resentment he felt over how both humans and angels had failed him. This was proven by how he appeared to be worried about Castiel as he was about to be killed by Raphael and patted him on the shoulder to comfort him in his rebellion, resurrected Castiel on three occasions, despite what he had done, secretly helped Dean in averting the Apocalypse, and being pleased at how Marie put his books in a play. Even at his worst with everything that had happened caused by the angels, with particular disappointment towards the archangels, as evidenced when Chuck strummed faster in an irritated manner just from hearing Metatron ask him to write more on them, and humans, where he at first allowed Amara to destroy them, he appeared to show some feelings of genuine regret and sadness when Metatron confronted him for leaving even despite bitterly stating that they had disappointed him and was ultimately moved when Metatron revealed the flaws of God's approach with a moving speech of humanity's better traits into finally taking action in order to save an infected town from his sister. He was even willing to surrender himself to Amara so that his creations would be safe, showing a lack of concern of what would happen to him that baffled even Dean. He also comforted Dean on his background with his father but told him not to compare him to John. Even though he had bitterly resented Lucifer for his rebellion, even lashing out when Sam and Dean asked for his rescue, he still showed a level of guilt and remorse for his fall, as he sadly said Lucifer wasn't a villain despite having been earlier irritated by Metatron's reminder of Lucifer's rebellion, and even appeared to have been willing to forgive him after he decided to fight alongside him, healing him of his injuries in their reunion and doing everything to talk him out of the spite he felt towards him, even eventually apologizing.
Like Death, God seems to have a taste for what Dean calls "cheap food". He also likes taking long showers. God was described by Metatron in Sacrifice as "Larger than life, gruff, a bit of a sexist. But fair, eminently fair". This fairness seems to be shown by how God, while willing to forgive Metatron for his offences, refused to give back Metatron's powers. Despite mainly writing all that Sam and Dean experienced, including their thoughts even when they were thinking of negative things, God did seem to have limits to what he wanted to let know on in his books, as he chose to not let Sam's addiction be known to prevent him from appearing unsympathetic.
He has a humorous side as when asked by Metatron as to why he hid himself, he explained that he wanted to see everything while being in plain sight and admitted he enjoyed acting as a human to fool those around him.
|“||You can fire me if you want, but sooner or later he's gonna come back home. And you know how he is with that whole wrath thing.||”|
While not easy to anger, once enraged, his anger is considerably large as he can easily be cold, violent, insulting, and even somewhat sadistic, as shown by how after being outraged when Metatron called him a coward, God swiftly responded with fury, throwing him out of the bar and coldly telling him that while Metatron and the rest of the angels may consider Metatron's position as the Scribe of God to be special, to God, Metatron was never anything special, just the closest angel to the door, and took time to show Metatron of how a town is going to be destroyed by the fog unleashed by Amara, relishing in his devastated expression. Later on, this rage is shown when Dean and Sam asked Chuck to rescue Lucifer. At which, Chuck, frustrated by their insistence, immediately expresses his bitterness of Lucifer's disappointment. Although Metatron was actually gleeful on how he managed to make God angry and Lucifer showed no qualms in angering God; Sam and Dean, having never seen God in a rage, were visibly shocked and intimidated enough to be put to place swiftly and not talk on it anymore. His rage is well-known even though he has only been seen by a few angels, to the point that the usual petty and arrogant Zachariah was terrified enough at the prospect of God unleashing his wrath upon him to immediately back down from pursuing Sam and Dean. At first, when Sam, Dean, and Castiel called him out on manipulating their lives and defied his will, God, although clearly angry at their defiance, tried to reason with them to make them do it and offered to bring back Mary for Sam and Dean in exchange and when they persisted, God merely responded by giving them a cold smile and personally killing Jack (his own grandson) painfully, appearing to not find them worthy of unleashing his anger fully, but upon being shot by Sam with his own created gun, God lost control of his anger and mercilessly declared the end for them, punishing them and the world by starting The Apocalypse again. Notably, despite their defiance of him, all three of them expressed genuine fear when God raged at them. Later on, when Sam and Dean once again managed to stop themselves from killing each other, Chuck displayed great rage at them for continuously defying him, even physically slamming his hands together as he raged on how his best efforts were for naught and coldly telling Dean screw you when Dean told him to screw off. God also did not hesitate to destroy Michael for his brief betrayal but this was only after he thanked him for giving him a warning about the Winchesters.
In the time since Sam and Dean have turned on him, Chuck has shown himself to be in actuality incapable of viewing anything besides himself and his sister as anything more or less than toys, which exist to entertain him and for him to manipulate as he wishes; a trait consistent with sociopaths and psychopaths. He's shown a callous side to humanity since opening the Rupture to Hell; when he smote Amara's masseuse for no reason, and massacred an entire casino and forced the sole surviving staff-member to continue pleasing him and serving drinks under the subtle threat of doing the same to her. It also turned out that Chuck sent the soul of Kevin Tran to Hell instead of Heaven despite the latter doing nothing to deserve that, and only let the souls of John Winchester and Bobby Singer into Heaven because he favored Sam and Dean at the time. He also bestowed good luck on Sam and Dean, preventing them from suffering normal things but took it away after they fell out of favor. One of the most apparent examples of Chuck's lack of empathy was when he decided to wipe out every alternate universe he'd created except the Main Universe, committing the most evil and terrible act any Supernatural villain has ever successfully enacted (though Amara and Alternate Michael previously threatened to do the same or similar). He even walked out of the RadioShed with a smile on his face before destroying Earth 2. Chuck later reveals that the main reason that he decided to destroy his creations was because he had lost all hope and expectations in them: He had tried his best to find contentedness and happiness in his creations and the Winchesters, but in his eyes, no matter how hard he tried, they only continued to disappoint and defy him. Later on, he decided to exterminate humanity just to punish the Winchesters and Jack by forcing the trio to live on an empty planet and ruthlessly killed Michael despite him having turned to his side for his early betrayal. This lead to his deserved ending at the hands of Jack and the Winchesters, which is in irony what he had tried to inflict on the Winchesters and even worse: He is left as a powerless mortal who can get sick and eventually die, with no hope of ever regaining any sort of power, and will live the rest of his human life forgotten and alone with no one caring about him.
Chuck asked his sister to go with him to another universe where they can start over. However, his actions were a ploy for her to heal his injury and restore his power. He was disappointed at her refusal and criticism of his treatment to the world though his attempt to get her to leave with him might've been genuine. After being severely weakened and diminished by Sam's shot with The Equalizer, Amara realizes that God's now terrified. However, she sees that he is still the petulant and narcissistic being he always was while Amara has changed, she wants nothing to do with her brother, accepting coexistence with him but not wanting to be anywhere near him while doing it. After a talk with Becky Rosen, he appears to have overcome his fear and put in writing an ending to Sam and Dean. He showed a sadistic side and thought of ways of getting to the ending. This is further seen when he banished Becky and her family not too long after revealing his status as God to her and taking pleasure in her grief, though he did say he hadn't just killed them (possibly planning to create a story using them, or showing genuine mercy). He appears to express some genuine sympathy towards his sister when she breaks down, having believed Dean really cared for her, and reveals that he still hasn't given up on creating, wishing to create something new together and establish a new balance.
According to Metatron's annotated notes on the Demon Tablet, God has a secret fear that is always there and which he only shared with his favorite. Though this is believed to be Michael as Lucifer was locked away at the time the tablet was written, it may also not be given God's numerous worlds and multiple variations of Michael.
When God attempts to cut into Sam's shoulder and remove the thing that is tying them together, he hesitates and visibly grimaces. Sam realizes that despite his great power, God actually doesn't like to get his hands dirty and prefers watching others do his work for him. While God dislikes getting his hands dirty, when he was confronting Sam and Dean after killing Michael and everyone else on Earth, he decided to get his hands dirty to make them suffer, and showed no hesitation in beating the two to a pulp.
God later reveals to a RadioShed clerk on Earth 2 that none of his other worlds bring him the joy of the Universe, his original creation. This is primarily due to Sam and Dean who God is shown to respect the fact that they challenge, disappoint and surprise him constantly. God calls them "the ones" before deciding to destroy every other universe to get rid of all of his distractions.
True to Amara's claim that Chuck created things because he wanted something else to be bigger than, it's indicated Chuck enjoys lording over and feeling superior to others. Chuck expressed frustration at Sam's persistent defiance in particular, when he unsuccessfully tried forcing Eileen to remove the Equalizer bullet. He later showed a similar attitude when Sam and Dean once again foiled his plans for them to kill each other over Jack's sacrifice, frustratingly commenting on how stubborn and broken they were and likewise showing irritation when he commented on how Castiel of the main universe was the only one who defied him. Before destroying Earth 2, Chuck visibly reveled in the RadioShed clerk's desperate groveling, petting him on the face in a master-to-dog like manner and assuring the clerk everything would be fine. He also shows extreme arrogance, laughing at the idea of Jack killing him and believing that he cannot be beaten even while not able to read his Death Book and opting to beat the Winchesters hand-to-hand, continuing to do this despite being able to effortlessly kill them in order to truly break them, which ultimately lead to his complete defeat as the power released by both his brutal attack on Sam and Dean and his murder of Michael made Jack impervious to God's previous ability to smite him easily and he was subsequently effortlessly overpowered and drained of all his powers in moments. The deity Fortuna stated God was initially outraged that humanity refused to acknowledge his benevolence and created the Deities to serve as fall guys for when things go wrong.
After being defeated and having his powers drained by Jack, Chuck was speechless to see that he had been outsmarted by the Winchesters. Chuck showed no ill will to being defeated, complementing the Winchesters for their ingenuity, stating that's why they are his favorites. He even asked that they be the ones to kill him now that he was mortal, since it would be an honor to die by their hands. However, it turns out that Chuck is actually afraid of having to live as a mortal and be forgotten and alone, as he was visibly horrified when Dean and Sam reveals that their revenge will be Chuck having to live a mundane existence as a human and when he dies, no one will care or remember him and was swiftly reduced to groveling and begging them not to leave him to live a mundane existence as a mortal, to no avail, showing how Chuck is so desperate to have his way with things that even if he loses, he still wants to go out in a way he wants and completely breaks down when he is refused it. Furthermore, during his fruitless begging, he never said even one word of apology, indicating his lack of shame or remorse for any of his misdeeds, only pleading for them to help him, showing how Chuck is so unashamed of his crimes that he still has the gall to ask for the help of those who he had earlier tortured and revealing he can be reduced to being a total coward while still not feeling any remorse and only concern for himself, showing his egomania. In turn, the Winchesters are shown to no longer consider him worthy of their time or any kind of a threat as they simply ignore Chuck and drive away.
While his twin sister Amara is darkness and nothingness, God represents light and being. He is one of the two fundamental components of reality itself, while the other one is his sister. If one of them dies, reality itself would cease to exist.
|“||Dean: Little guy, squirrelly as hell?
Fortuna: Yeah, that's him.
God's true visage has only been seen by a few beings, but it appears to be similar to the appearance of an angel's grace - a blinding white light - though unlike an angel's true form, God's real visage has no ill-effects on humans. As seen in Alpha and Omega, he takes the appearance of a smoke of light. Only his twin sister, Amara has seen God, as well as the Horseman Death, since they have existed alongside God from nearly the beginning of time. Anna Milton once mentioned that, out of all the Host of Heaven, only four of them have seen God (most likely the four archangels). It is later revealed that Metatron has also seen God, due to being his scribe while writing down his Word. Metatron also hinted that the angel Gadreel, as God's most trusted angel, has seen God, as Metatron said, "You were God's most trusted. That's why he chose you to protect the garden." Additionally, although he does not see him, it was originally assumed that the angel Joshua talks to God, however it is later revealed to be the other way around. Joshua says that he thinks God talks to him because he (Joshua) can sympathize for God, as a fellow gardener but also because God gets lonely.
When God wanted to physically communicate with Sam and Dean, he took the form of a human and assumed the role of a prophet named Chuck Shurley. Chuck's appearance is that of a man in his late 30s to his early or mid-40s, with a beard and messy hair. He has light blue eyes and is rather short in height. God considers this form "a gift", and describes it as "super cute". When Dean described God to Fortuna, she recognized him, suggesting that God has used this form for millennia.
God created the universe and nearly everything that resides in it. These include:
- Unknown Worlds - God created other worlds before creating the universe.
- Heaven - God's divine domain for noble and righteous souls, as well as angels.
- The Universe - Some time after God imprisoned the Darkness, God created the Universe.
- Alternate Universes - God has created more universes than the main one, so many that he has lost count.
- Purgatory - God's prison for monsters, specifically the Leviathans.
- Hell - God's prison for evil souls, demons, Lucifer, and other dangerous creatures.
- Lucifer's Cage - God's prison created specifically for Lucifer.
- Archangels - The first and greatest of all celestial beings; their power and formation is of primordial creation.
- Deities - The pagan gods of human mythology whom God created to take the blame when things went wrong, and because they made for epic stories.
- Leviathans - The first and most rancorous beasts, whom God locked in Purgatory to prevent them from wreaking havoc on the rest of creation.
- Angels - Celestial beings that are weaker than archangels and serve as the soldiers of God.
- Hellhounds - Intended to be "Creator's best friend," but proved to be too vicious. God intended to exterminate them all until Lucifer rescued one.
- Humans - God's most beloved creations.
- Souls - When God created humans, he gave them a spiritual essence (the soul) that also serves as a powerful energy and makes humans unique.
- The Word of God - God ordered Metatron to write down the Angel, Leviathan, and Demon tablets as instructions for his creations.
- Purgatory portal - A portal created by God to act as an escape hatch for any humans trapped in Purgatory.
- God's Bar - The safest place in all of creation, and God's hiding place from the Darkness.
- Mark of Cain (on Amara) - The lock and the key to the Darkness' prison, which became the very first curse. However, the Darkness claims to be the "Original Mark," indicating that the Mark wasn't created by God but was always a part of the Darkness, and God transformed it into a sort of seal to lock her away.
- The Equalizer (destroyed) - A gun created by God to kill Jack Kline, which has the same effect on the user as it does the being who is shot. It is revealed that the gun is powerful enough to cause serious harm to God himself even with a shoulder wound. Lilith later destroyed the Equalizer at God's request.
- Rupture to Hell (sealed) - A tear or rupture in the Earth leading into Hell intended to release all of the souls and demons of Hell upon the world. Created after the Winchesters refused to kill Jack and located in Harlan, Kansas. The rupture was described as not quite a portal, but rather a tear in the fabric of the Universe that connects Earth and Hell, as if "God stamped his foot and Hell ripped open." Sam, Dean and Rowena MacLeod managed to seal the rupture by use of the Sanetur Acre Vulnus spell.
Though not physically seen until Season 4 and not officially revealed until Season 11, God is one of the most recurring primordial entities in the series, next to Lucifer. Additionally, upon the appearances on angels in season 4, God has been mentioned many times.
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Lazarus Rising (mentioned only)
- Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester (mentioned only)
- In the Beginning (mentioned only)
- Metamorphosis (mentioned only)
- Monster Movie (mentioned only)
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester (mentioned only)
- I Know What You Did Last Summer (mentioned only)
- Heaven and Hell (mentioned only)
- After School Special (mentioned only)
- Death Takes A Holiday (mentioned only)
- On The Head Of A Pin (mentioned only)
- It's A Terrible Life (mentioned only)
- The Monster at the End of This Book (masquerading as Chuck Shurley)
- The Rapture (mentioned only)
- When the Levee Breaks (mentioned only)
- Lucifer Rising (masquerading as Chuck Shurley)
- Season 5
- Sympathy for the Devil (masquerading as Chuck Shurley)
- Good God, Y'all (mentioned only)
- Free To Be You and Me (mentioned only)
- The End (masquerading as an alternate timeline Chuck Shurley)
- I Believe the Children Are Our Future (mentioned only)
- Changing Channels (mentioned only)
- The Real Ghostbusters (masquerading as Chuck Shurley)
- Abandon All Hope... (mentioned only)
- The Song Remains the Same (referenced only)
- Dark Side of the Moon (mentioned only)
- 99 Problems (mentioned only)
- Hammer of the Gods (mentioned only)
- Two Minutes to Midnight (mentioned only)
- Swan Song (masquerading as Chuck Shurley)
- Season 6
- Exile on Main Street (referenced only)
- The Third Man (mentioned only)
- Appointment In Samarra (mentioned only)
- The French Mistake (mentioned only)
- ...And Then There Were None (mentioned only)
- The Man Who Would Be King (mentioned only)
- Let It Bleed (mentioned only)
- The Man Who Knew Too Much (mentioned only)
- Season 7
- Season 8
- Season 9
- Season 10
- Season 11
- Form and Void (mentioned only)
- The Bad Seed (mentioned only)
- Baby (mentioned only)
- Our Little World (mentioned only)
- Plush (mentioned only)
- O Brother, Where Art Thou? (mentioned only)
- The Devil in the Details (mentioned only)
- Don't You Forget About Me (mentioned only)
- The Vessel (mentioned only)
- Beyond the Mat (mentioned only)
- Red Meat (mentioned only)
- Hell's Angel (mentioned only)
- The Chitters (mentioned only)
- Don't Call Me Shurley
- All in the Family
- We Happy Few
- Alpha and Omega
- Season 12
- Season 13
- Lost & Found (mentioned only)
- The Rising Son (mentioned only)
- The Big Empty (mentioned only)
- Tombstone (mentioned only)
- Breakdown (mentioned only)
- Devil's Bargain (mentioned only)
- A Most Holy Man (mentioned only)
- Bring 'em Back Alive (mentioned only)
- Unfinished Business (mentioned only)
- Exodus (mentioned only)
- Let the Good Times Roll (mentioned only)
- Season 14
- Season 15
- Back and to the Future (mentioned only)
- Raising Hell
- The Rupture (mentioned only)
- Atomic Monsters
- Proverbs 17:3 (mentioned only)
- Golden Time (mentioned only)
- Last Call (flashbacks and mentioned only)
- Our Father, Who Aren't in Heaven
- The Trap
- The Heroes' Journey (mentioned only)
- The Gamblers (mentioned only)
- Galaxy Brain
- Destiny's Child (mentioned only)
- Last Holiday (mentioned only)
- Gimme Shelter (mentioned only)
- Drag Me Away (From You) (mentioned only)
- Despair (mentioned only)
- Inherit the Earth
- Ghostfacers (special webisode, mentioned only)
- A Very Special Supernatural Special (archive footage)
- Bobby Singer's Guide to Hunting (non-canon, mentioned only)
- Supernatural: The Unholy Cause (non-canon, mentioned only)
- Supernatural: The Men of Letters Bestiary: Winchester Family Edition (non-canon, mentioned only)
- God can be considered the primary Big Bad of the Supernatural series as a whole.
- As Chuck, God hints that he is a "cruel, capricious god" in his first encounter with the Winchester Family, but Sam tells him that he is not a god.
- Of the five times that Castiel has died, God has resurrected him three times: once after Raphael killed him, then when Lucifer killed him, and again when the Leviathans destroyed his body to escape. God confirms this in Don't Call Me Shurley when he claims that he has "rebuilt Castiel more times than I can count."
- Three of the greatest antagonists in the show - Michael, Lucifer and Metatron - have seen God face-to-face, and all three have previously been loyal followers of his.
- Michael is the only one of these three who hasn't met "Chuck," but he is aware of God's masquerade after Castiel showed his memories to Michael.
- During Inherit the Earth, Michael finally sees his father in the form of Chuck before being killed by him for his betrayal.
- According to Sam in Phantom Traveler, God's name in Latin is "Christo," and speaking it to a possessed person makes them flinch. In truth, God in Latin is not "Christo," but "Deus." "Christos" would be "Christ" in first century Greek, translated from the Hebrew "Moshiach" (English: Messiah) both meaning the "Anointed One." It was modified and changed by the Romans into the Latin "Christus" meaning Christ, or sometimes mistakenly "Chrestus," the "Marked Man." "Christo" could arguably work to the same effect as was depicted, literally meaning "by/in Christ" in Latin.
- In Road Trip, it is revealed that God left Heaven due to Gadreel failing in his task to protect the Garden of Eden from evil. Later, in Don't Call Me Shurley, God says he left because he was disappointed by all of his creations.
- In Season 7, Death alludes to how God regards his creations as experiments when he speaks of the Leviathans, saying that God was worried the Leviathans would "chomp the entire petri dish," a petri dish being is a piece of equipment often used in experiments. God seemingly confirms this during his conversation with Metatron in Don't Call Me Shurley, but in All in the Family, he reveals that he at least sees humanity as his children.
- Joshua implied that the angels believed God would eventually return to Heaven but that no one knew when he would do so, if at all.
- Amara briefly takes God to Heaven in Unity in an attempt to appeal to his desire to be praised.
- Since his introduction in season 4, God's on-screen appearances have been scarce, but he has been mentioned many times since the start of the series.
- In Don't Call Me Shurley, God reveals that he disguised himself as Chuck, a Prophet of the Lord, so he could get a "front row seat."
- In Don't Call Me Shurley, God tells Metatron he is working on a new series called "Revolution," although he doesn't think it will catch on.
- This is a reference to the TV series of the same name created by Eric Kripke, the creator of Supernatural.
- In Don't Call Me Shurley, God reveals that he is bisexual.
- God told Metatron that he has no soul but that creating souls made him feel nauseous.
- God has said that he considers music and nacho cheese to be mankind's greatest creations.
- God has a blog about cats.
- In All in the Family, God often uses his powers with finger movements such as snapping or waving his fingers. Metatron also referred to this sarcastically when talking about how people envision God. However, he could also use his powers without any gestures or bodily movements, such as when he sent Metatron flying through the doors of his bar just by looking at him.
- Like Death, God has a fondness for unhealthy food.
- At PHXCON 2016, actor Rob Benedict confirmed that there was an early draft in Season 11 where God died. "There was an early script draft this season where God died. CW stepped in and said they couldn't kill God."
- God's relationship to Amara is similar to the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang, or the belief of contradictory forces being complimentary and interdependent, balancing each other out (such as light and dark, life and death, or good and evil). Their similarities are furthered in Alpha and Omega, as God and the Darkness are shown circling each other in their respective white and black smoke forms, seemingly referencing the symbol for Yin and Yang.
- The Shadow stated that The Empty existed before even the Darkness or God and that the latter has no power there.
- It is currently unknown if the Shadow is also that old or what its relationship with God is. However the Entity made no mention of Amara aside from the Empty existing before her.
- In The Born-Again Identity, Castiel names himself Emmanuel. The name Emmanuel is a Hebrew baby name that means "God with us". It is also an Old Testament name for the Messiah.
- Before Unity, only seven angels had ever met God in person: Michael, Lucifer, Raphael, Gabriel, Gadreel, Metatron, and Castiel. During Unity, he meets six more angels, which increases the number to thirteen.
- In Nihilism, Alternate Michael suggests that God treats the multiverse as a writer does his written works -- when a universe doesn't work out, he creates a new one, and repeats this process in hopes of creating a perfect universe.
- In Moriah, God reveals that of all of the versions of Sam and Dean Winchester he has created, the main-universe's were his favorite. He also denied that he sees the other universes as failed drafts, though this may have been a lie.
- During Our Father, Who Aren't in Heaven, the main-universe Michael believes the same thing, as he didn't know there were other Archangels.
- Furthermore, in The Trap, God revealed that the other versions of Sam and Dean in Sam's visions had suffered more terrible fates.
- God's statements to the Radio Shed Clerk in Galaxy Brain indicate that he does see the other universes and versions of Sam and Dean as failed drafts to a degree, due to the fact they do not give him the same joy that the main universe Sam and Dean do.
- Jack is the first character God has killed on-screen. Previous to the start of the series, God is known to have wiped out other Nephilim and every hellhound except for Ramsey, who Lucifer snuck away.
- In Raising Hell, God reveals that he watches Game of Thrones.
- Also in Raising Hell, God reveals that he was weakened by The Equalizer and the wound causes him to share a link with Sam.
- Though not considered a deity in the series' usual sense, Crowley has referred to God as a "rascally deity."