God, also known as The Creator, The Lord, Heavenly Father, the Man Upstairs, created the entire universe, and the Natural Order. He always stays behind the scenes, not making His presence known publicly.
Having created everything, he has existed since the beginning of time. Very soon afterwards, he made Heaven and then the Earth, he then made the first beasts (the leviathans), then the four archangels, and then created the collectively other species of angels like the seraphs, regular angels and cupids to dwell in Heaven.
While God is the Creator of the Universe, he has created many notable things, which were specifically created in this order.
- Angels (All collectively species under this title that isn't archangel.)
Powers and Abilities
- Omnipotence - He has easily created things, varying from the universe at large, the Leviathans, and angels to humans. As put by Lucifer, "no one makes Dad do anything". God could open Lucifer's Cage without the Four Horsemen rings, as Dean incorrectly suspected it was God who got Sam out. Even though He has the power to undo, kill and destroy all and everything, like the Leviathan, Lucifer and every other extremely dangerous or rogue creations, he usually locks them away instead; Purgatory, Lucifer's cage, Hell etc. Instead of permanently destroy Castiel for his disobedience, and later for his blasphemous act of proclaiming himself as "God", He chose to educate his young son instead, by healing/resurrecting him after his death at the hands of Raphael, Lucifer and later when the Leviathan deteriorated his vessel.
- Omniscience - God has unlimited understanding, knowledge and awareness of everything. Joshua says, "He knows already, everything you want to tell him", to the Winchesters. Although Death claims that neither can remember which of them is older.
- Omnipresence - God is everywhere in the universe at once, however his main being, is somewhere on Earth.
- Immortality - He is truly immortal and is unaffected by time, disease, fatigue, hunger and pain; Death claims that he has the power to reap him, although it is not known who is the stronger of the two.
- Teleportation - God can teleport himself and others anywhere He wants. For instance, He teleported Dean and Sam out of Lucifer's presence.
- Resurrection - Due to his lack of interaction or intervention, he does not do this often. However, he is known to have resurrected Castiel at least two separate times.
- Healing - God, indirectly credited for it by Sam, cleared or "flushed" Sam right out, alleviating demon blood from him.
It's the visage of God, and has only been seen by the archangels and possibly Fate and Death. It was said that Dean's Amulet can detect the presence of God, however Joshua thinks otherwise. Often when God does intervene, it's done behind the scenes, without physical interaction. Anna mentions that out of all the Host of Heaven, only four of them have seen God.
In the beginning, God existed. He created Heaven, a place where He and his angels would eventually reside. He then created the first beasts, called leviathans. But seeing the potential danger they could cause, He decided to lock them away in Purgatory. Then He created the archangels named Michael, Lucifer, Raphael and Gabriel, after who He created angels, seraphs, and cupids. The angels and archangels called God their father and existed only to glorify Him.
Soon, God created humans. He asked all the angels to bow down to the humans as his greatest creations, and present more compassion towards the humans than to Him. Lucifer soon became envious, as he was the favorite son of Heaven, and saw that humans were flawed and murderous (with both Death and Gabriel describing it as essentially being a "temper tantrum" as humanity had replaced him in the foremost of God's affections). Faced with this situation, Lucifer became increasingly more and more prideful. He convinced one-third of all of Heavens Host to rebel with him. He went to Michael and asked him to stand with him, but Michael refused. A great and bloody battle ensued in Heaven where angels warred against angels. Michael and Lucifer fought in a cataclysmic battle until eventually, God caused the battle to cease by casting all the rebels, including Lucifer, out of Heaven. Out of anger against God, Lucifer corrupted a human soul later known as Lilith into the first demon. God had Michael cast him into Hell (to be specific, Lucifer's Cage). God continued to watch over and protect all His creation and children against anything that might hope to corrupt it, although it is inferred throughout the series that He is both miserable and lonely, as He feels guilt for letting Lucifer be corrupted and that few can sympathize with His feelings, save for those such as the angel Joshua, a fellow gardener. Though when talking to Michael in "Swan Song" Lucifer believes that since God made everything "He made me who I am. God wanted the Devil."
Uriel, at some point in time, bears disbelief in God, saying, "there is no God" among other things.
Climactically, when Dean wonders where God is, Zachariah responds with, "God has left the building".
In "Sympathy for the Devil", Dean and Sam are trapped in the chapel of St. Mary's Convent while Lucifer is about to emerge from his cage. Suddenly, everything becomes bright and the brothers find themselves on an airplane simultaneously passing over Ilchester, Maryland. It is later revealed by Joshua that they were put there by none other than God, Himself. Later, when Dean questions Sam about how he's feeling, Sam notes that it's weird because he's not shaking and doesn't have a fever like he normally does after drinking demon blood. Sam gives the credit to whomever saved them and put them on the plane.
In "Dark Side of the Moon" it is confirmed by Joshua that God put them on the plane, granted both brothers salvation in Heaven, resurrected Castiel, and cured Sam, which Joshua comments on being more than He has done in a long time. The angel reveals he has been on Earth for some time and is lonely, but still speaks to him from afar, as He feels that Joshua can sympathize with His feelings "gardnener to gardnener". Joshua also relates a message from God to the Winchesters: "Back off." He feels that the Apocalypse is not His problem and that He has intervened on their behalf enough for them to solve the problem of the Apocalypse themselves. He also reveals that he intends to let them keep their memories of their time in Heaven at God's order, as God wants them to remember this encounter.
Chuck is God?
At the end of the season finale Swan Song, the prophet Chuck Shurley is seen disappearing after finishing the last book of the Supernatural series. Though it is never revisited in the show, the actor and series creator Eric Kripke have both confirmed that Chuck was indeed God, and was acting from behind the scenes in order to preserve free will.
In "The Third Man", Castiel states that God did not let Sam out of Hell, although he, obviously, has the "muscle". Since "Swan Song" no one has seen any sign of Him (most likely even before as none of the angels knew where He was on Earth when He originally left Heaven.) Even Balthazar states "Dad, isn't coming back." Raphael later references Him when battling Castiel stating "Somehow I don't think God will be bringing you back this time".
In "The Man Who Would Be King", Castiel is desperate and morally ambiguous, and tells God the story of how he attempted to free Sam from Lucifer's Cage, made a deal with Crowley to partner up with him to find Purgatory, and started the Civil War in Heaven against Raphael. He prays to God to give him a sign, to which he receives no response.
In "The Man Who Knew Too Much," Castiel absorbs millions of souls to gain power - he claims the souls as his own, and is adamant on not surrendering their power. When Sam arrives and stabs Castiel, the Angel Blade doesn't kill him, proving that he is not a regular angel anymore. He proclaims himself as the new God, and gives the Winchesters and Bobby an ultimatum: bow down to him or he will destroy them.
In "Meet The New Boss", Castiel enters a church and kills a bigoted, hypocritical pastor by making him choke on his own tongue. Moments after doing this, he hears a voice speaking to him from afar, causing him to pause and grip the side of a pew. Upon hearing the voice, he looks at a stained glass window depicting Jesus (a physical manifestation of God) for a moment, before continuing onward and replacing the image in the stained glass window with his own. It is implied the voice he heard may possibly have been the voice of God, finally breaking his silence.
Near the end of Season 7, an ancient tablet sought by Dick Roman and subsequently stolen by the Winchesters is revealed to be one of the records of "the Word of God", a message left by God himself and dictated by his personal stenographer, Metatron, when creation was being formed. This particular record acts as an "in case of emergency" message relating to the Leviathans, whom God had locked away in Purgatory before the dawn of mankind. This message reveals that God left the knowledge of how to destroy the Leviathans on this tablet in the event that they should ever escape from Purgatory, and that the only way to destroy them is with a means of killing the Leviathans.