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'''Iron''' is a metallic element that possesses strong supernatural properties and is thus used by [[hunter]]s when combating certain supernatural creatures.
   
 
==Creatures that Iron affects==
 
==Creatures that Iron affects==
 
*'''[[Acheri]]''' - Contact with iron will force an Acheri to dissolve and temporarily retreat.<ref>''[[All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1]]''</ref>
 
*'''[[Acheri]]''' - Contact with iron will force an Acheri to dissolve and temporarily retreat.<ref>''[[All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1]]''</ref>
*'''[[Demons]] -''' Touching an iron will burn low level demons.
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*'''[[Demons]] -''' Touching an iron will burn low-level demons.
 
*'''[[Fairies]]''' - All fairies are weakened by iron, although powerful ones like Leprechauns can shrug it off.<ref>''[[Clap Your Hands If You Believe]]''</ref>
 
*'''[[Fairies]]''' - All fairies are weakened by iron, although powerful ones like Leprechauns can shrug it off.<ref>''[[Clap Your Hands If You Believe]]''</ref>
 
*'''[[Ghosts]] - '''Shooting or stabbing a ghost with iron will temporarily make the ghost disappear. Ghosts also can't cross iron. Sam and Dean consider cold iron to be the best way to repel vengeful spirits. If a person possessed by a spirit touches something made of pure iron the spirit will be forced out of the [[Humans|human]].
 
*'''[[Ghosts]] - '''Shooting or stabbing a ghost with iron will temporarily make the ghost disappear. Ghosts also can't cross iron. Sam and Dean consider cold iron to be the best way to repel vengeful spirits. If a person possessed by a spirit touches something made of pure iron the spirit will be forced out of the [[Humans|human]].
*'''[[Hellhounds]] -''' Iron can harm them as demonstrated in the episode "[[Abandon All Hope...]]" in which [[Ellen]] and [[Jo]] sacrifice themselves to attempt kill the attacking hellhounds by detonating a propane bomb filled with iron nails and rock salt.<ref>''[[Abandon All Hope...]]''</ref>
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*'''[[Hellhounds]] -''' Iron can harm them as demonstrated in the episode "[[Abandon All Hope...]]" in which [[Ellen]] and [[Jo]] sacrifice themselves to attempt to kill the attacking hellhounds by detonating a propane bomb filled with iron nails and rock salt.<ref>''[[Abandon All Hope...]]''</ref>
 
*'''[[Leshi]]''' - The only way to kill a Leshi is to cut off its head with an iron axe.<ref>''[[Fallen Idols]]''</ref>
 
*'''[[Leshi]]''' - The only way to kill a Leshi is to cut off its head with an iron axe.<ref>''[[Fallen Idols]]''</ref>
 
*'''[[Phoenix]]''' - Iron burned the Phoenix's skin, and it couldn't touch Iron, or if imprisoned by it, escape.<ref>''[[Frontierland]]''</ref>
 
*'''[[Phoenix]]''' - Iron burned the Phoenix's skin, and it couldn't touch Iron, or if imprisoned by it, escape.<ref>''[[Frontierland]]''</ref>

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Don't worry. Most creatures I meet can't get it up for iron. It's a common monster problem.
— Dean to Elias Finch
in Frontierland

Iron is a metallic element that possesses strong supernatural properties and is thus used by hunters when combating certain supernatural creatures.

Creatures that Iron affects

  • Acheri - Contact with iron will force an Acheri to dissolve and temporarily retreat.[1]
  • Demons - Touching an iron will burn low-level demons.
  • Fairies - All fairies are weakened by iron, although powerful ones like Leprechauns can shrug it off.[2]
  • Ghosts - Shooting or stabbing a ghost with iron will temporarily make the ghost disappear. Ghosts also can't cross iron. Sam and Dean consider cold iron to be the best way to repel vengeful spirits. If a person possessed by a spirit touches something made of pure iron the spirit will be forced out of the human.
  • Hellhounds - Iron can harm them as demonstrated in the episode "Abandon All Hope..." in which Ellen and Jo sacrifice themselves to attempt to kill the attacking hellhounds by detonating a propane bomb filled with iron nails and rock salt.[3]
  • Leshi - The only way to kill a Leshi is to cut off its head with an iron axe.[4]
  • Phoenix - Iron burned the Phoenix's skin, and it couldn't touch Iron, or if imprisoned by it, escape.[5]
  • Shtriga - Consecrated Iron bullets are the only known thing that can kill a Shtriga.[6]
  • Witches - Although Iron doesn't hurt witches, it blocks their powers, as Dean used it to restrain James Frampton and he was unable to escape from them or astral project.[7] Olivette was also bound by Iron when Crowley captured her for his mother Rowena and was left powerless.

Trivia

  • In many cultures and religions, iron is something that keeps evil and/or supernatural forces at bay.

References

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