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| image= [[File:IronBurns.jpg|250px]]<br>An Iron chain burns this demon's hands.
 
| image= [[File:IronBurns.jpg|250px]]<br>An Iron chain burns this demon's hands.
 
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| manufacturer= Humans
| use= Fighting supernatural beings
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| use= *Fighting supernatural beings
| powers= Can harm demons, ghosts, and other monsters
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| appeared= Multiple episodes
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| powers= *It can harm [[demons]], [[ghosts]], and [[monsters]]
| location= On Earth
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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.
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{{Quote|Don't worry. Most creatures I meet can't get it up for iron. It's a common monster problem.|Dean to Elias Finch|''[[Frontierland]]''}}
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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==
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==Creatures Affected by Iron==
*'''[[Acheri]]''' - Contact with iron will force an Acheri to dissolve and temporarily retreat. <ref>''[[All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1]]''</ref>
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*'''[[Demons]] -''' Touching an iron will burn low-level demons.
*'''[[Demons]]-''' Touching iron will burn a demon, they also can't cross iron, much like salt. Their weakness to iron is so strong, that even [[Azazel]], one of most powerful demons, who was immune to many other demon weaknesses, was still affected by iron (possibly because it was a Devil's trap). However, [[Alastair]]  wasn't burned by it when he was tied to a devil's trap with it. [[Astaroth]] was also able to touch an iron poker with no signs of pain. The only known demon immune to iron is [[Samhain]] (it is unknown if iron is effective on Lilith or the Knights of Hell like Abbadon).
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**'''[[Acheri]]''' - Contact with iron will force an Acheri to dissolve and temporarily retreat.<ref>''[[All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1]]''</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>
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*'''[[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, much like demons. Sam and Dean considered 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]].
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*'''[[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]]-''' They can be killed using iron, as demonstrated in the episode "[[Abandon All Hope...]]" in which [[Ellen]] and [[Jo]] sacrifice themselves to destroy 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>
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*'''[[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>
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*'''[[Phoenix]]es''' - Iron burned the Phoenix's skin, and it couldn't touch Iron, or if imprisoned by it, escape.<ref>''[[Frontierland]]''</ref>
*'''[[Shtriga]]''' - Iron bullets are the only known thing that can kill a Shtriga. <ref>''[[Something Wicked]])'' </ref>
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*'''[[Shtriga]]s''' - Consecrated Iron bullets are the only known thing that can kill a Shtriga.<ref>''[[Something Wicked]])''</ref>
*'''[[Witches ]]'''- Although Iron doesn't hurt witches, it seems to block their powers, as Dean used it to restrain [[James Frampton|James]], and he was unable to escape from them. <ref>''[[Man's Best Friend With Benefits]]''</ref>
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*'''[[Witch]]es''' - 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 Projection|astral project]].<ref>''[[Man's Best Friend With Benefits]]''</ref> [[Olivette]] was also bound by Iron when [[Crowley]] captured her for his mother [[Rowena]] and was left powerless.
   
Iron also affects humans who enter full astralstate, exactly the same as it does to ghosts, they can be imprisoned by it, to touch it causes them pain and makes them temporarily disappear, although like ghosts, they only reappear inside the iron prison. <ref>''[[Death Takes A Holiday]]''</ref>
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==Trivia==
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*In many cultures and religions, iron is something that keeps evil and/or supernatural forces at bay.
   
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 13:31, March 28, 2019

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 Affected by Iron

  • Demons - Touching an iron will burn low-level demons.
    • Acheri - Contact with iron will force an Acheri to dissolve and temporarily retreat.[1]
  • 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]
  • Phoenixes - Iron burned the Phoenix's skin, and it couldn't touch Iron, or if imprisoned by it, escape.[5]
  • Shtrigas - 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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