|“||Yeah, this is what Pop wanted to get his hands on. Hmm. Did I say that out loud? Yeah, Pop was the one who let me out of the Empty. I'm sort of the new Favorite now. What did Dad say about you? Oh yeah. Mikey's a cuck. You're a cuck. (...) So... buddy... you're gonna have to make a decision now. Uh, dump the losers and join Gramps and me on the winning team. Of course, this is the only way you're getting out of here alive 'cause your not strong enough to fight me now so... What do you say, kid? What do you say? Come on. Somebody's behind me, right? You don't learn.||”|
Lucifer, also known as The Devil, Light Bringer, The Morning Star, and Satan, was the second of the four Archangels created by God and was his favorite son. He is also a fallen archangel and the first fallen angel. He is the original ruler of Hell and the creator of demons, seen by them as a father figure and their god. As the second-born Archangel, he is one of the oldest and most powerful beings in The Universe, as well as one of the oldest and most powerful beings in all of existence. Lucifer, like his Archangel brothers existed before the creation of The Universe, making them more than 13.8 billion years old. Lucifer, and his brothers are also Primordial Entities. He is the younger brother of Michael and the older brother of Raphael and Gabriel and the biological father to his son Jack.
According to Gabriel, Lucifer is, or at least was, God's favorite and most beloved celestial, but when God asked for all angels to bow down to humanity, Lucifer refused both out of jealousy and wounded pride over being commanded to bow to what he saw as a broken, flawed, and murderous species and no longer feeling he was God's favorite creation. This was caused by the Mark of Cain corrupting him and boosting his dislike towards humanity. He waged a war against God but was eventually cast out of Heaven by Michael, and later banished to Hell by Michael, both times on God's command. All of Azazel's actions were motivated with the goal of eventually releasing Lucifer from his cage in Hell.
Like all other angels, Lucifer must have the permission of a strong enough human to use as his vessel, as he can not forcefully possess a person. Being an archangel, Lucifer possesses significantly much more power than any angel, every pagan god, and also every demon and species of monster, most of whom deify him, thus being among the most powerful entities the Winchesters have ever encountered. But his power causes regular vessels to decay and required to drink vast amounts of demon blood or possess either his true vessel (Sam) or an alternate more stable vessel (Castiel).
Freed from his cage, he took action to bring about the Apocalypse and cleanse the Earth (aka "The last perfect handiwork of God") of human beings (the flawed creation). Even after Lucifer was able to possess Sam Winchester, his true vessel, Sam's love for his brother Dean allowed Sam to regain control of his body, and seal himself, Lucifer, Michael, and Adam Milligan back in Lucifer's Cage.
After the release of Amara about five years later, the cage was damaged and Lucifer (whilst he still couldn't leave it) began reaching out to Sam to get him to return to Hell and release Lucifer so he could return to the world, working with Rowena to achieve this. Though Sam refused, Castiel said "yes" and Lucifer returned to the world in Castiel's body.
After reconciling with God, Lucifer joined him, Sam, and Dean in an attack to defeat Amara. However, Amara, not wanting to be re-imprisoned, overpowered God and in her rage, she pulled Lucifer from Castiel's body when he went to attack her and help his father. It is unknown where he was banished but he survived and was able to take possession of Vince Vincente, an aging musician. After the death of Vince, Lucifer began seeking out vessels with power and influence, culminating in President Jefferson Rooney. Lucifer was eventually exorcised from Rooney and returned to his Cage, but not before he conceived a Nephilim with Kelly Kline. It was later revealed that Crowley perverted the spell so that Lucifer became his prisoner in the body of Nick once more. Later, however, Lucifer (with the help of a demon) is able to turn the tables on Crowley and seemingly kills him. He then reclaims his position as Ruler of Hell and sets off to find his unborn son. After a battle with the Winchesters and Crowley, Lucifer killed Castiel and was trapped in an alternate reality by Mary Winchester.
In that reality, Lucifer encounters the alternate version of Michael, who beats him into submission after a brief exchange of words and bout, takes him prisoner, and extracts much of his grace to fuel a spell to open a rift to the core world. However, Lucifer manages to escape to the core world just as the unstable rift collapses, where he discovers that much of his power has left him. After saving a resurrected Castiel from a group of angels, he curiously inquires about his son, but they are both soon apprehended and taken into custody by the last Prince of Hell, Asmodeus, as Lucifer has lost most of his powers and strength.
After escaping Asmodeus, Lucifer attempted to steal Castiel's grace only for the latter to attack him. Lucifer retreated from the area and tried to steal grace from more angels.
Later however after meeting and allying himself an angel named Anael he starts feeding on her grace but not all of it, allowing her to recharge before he decides to bargain with the Angels into convincing them to make him the undisputed Ruler of Heaven with the promise that he'll create more angels and restore the wings of the angels that have survived since the fall. However, his promises were revealed to be lies in order to grant Lucifer more power. He later abandoned this post and went to a bar in a state of despair that nobody would ever respect him. He was soon apprehended by his brother, Gabriel and Rowena MacLeod, both of whom Lucifer believed he had killed, allowing them to gain the upper hand on the surprised Archangel.
After being captured to power a ritual to open a door to Apocalypse World, Lucifer learned that his son was in the alternate world and found his purpose revitalized. Resurrecting a recently-deceased Sam, Lucifer formed a reluctant alliance with the hunter to find his son and help stop Michael.
After Lucifer was trapped on the other side he allied himself with Michael, on the terms that he can have Jack while Michael gets everything else. After stealing his son's power, Lucifer was fought for a final time by Dean powered by Michael who Dean was acting as a vessel to. With the help of Michael, Dean finally killed Lucifer with an archangel blade.
However, his vessel Nick survived and began a mission to avenge his family. Nick began killing people and felt remorse for his actions, so he prayed for Lucifer to come back and unknowingly awakened him from his eternal slumber within The Empty. Despite the revelation that Lucifer was behind his family's murders, Nick began a search for the archangel, working with demons to bring him back. After contacting Lucifer through Prophet Donatello Redfield, Nick attempted to resurrect Lucifer and succeeded in bringing him back to Earth. However, Jack intervened and sent Lucifer back to the Empty before killing Nick, foiling Lucifer's resurrection.
Around two years after his death, Lucifer is resurrected by God in order to get Chuck's Death Book during which time Lucifer is reunited with his brother Michael. After getting the book open, Lucifer reveals his true purpose and that he is now God's Favorite, but Lucifer is killed for a second time by Michael with an archangel blade supplied to him by Sam before he can get away with the book. The power from the fight between Michael and Lucifer and Lucifer's death helps to power Jack up in order to defeat God.
Personality[edit | edit source]
|“||I was a son. A brother, like you. A younger brother. And I had an older brother who I loved. Idolized, in fact. And one day, I went to him and I begged him to stand with me, and Michael... Michael turned on me. Called me a freak. A monster. And then he beat me down. All because I was different. Because I had a mind of my own.||”|
— Lucifer's sense of betrayal
in Abandon All Hope
|“||Lucifer: She saw me when I was scouting out the bunker. She saw me and she screamed, so I crushed her skull with my bare hands and it was warm and wet and I liked it.
Jack: You're not my father... You're a monster.
Lucifer was created by God billions of years ago, before even the Big Bang, he was raised by Michael and he taught Gabriel various tricks. Lucifer was once the most beautiful and beloved Archangel in all of existence. God loved Lucifer the most of all his angels. Because of his elevated status among the other angels, Lucifer was very proud. When humanity was created, due to the Mark of Cain corrupting him into jealousy, he was unwilling to accept that he was no longer God's favorite. When God commanded all those of Heaven to love his new creation more than himself, Lucifer refused. Lucifer pleaded: "Father, I can't. These human beings are flawed. Murderous!" Lucifer continued his disobedience, asking Michael to stand by his side in his rebellion against God's orders. Michael refused Lucifer's request, and under God's command, Michael cast Lucifer into Hell. When Lucifer returned to Heaven, he listed the Salem witch trials, Nazi Germany, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the 9/11 attacks as proof of mankind's unworthiness.
Naturally, being cast out of Heaven enraged Lucifer, and he struck back by tempting and twisting the soul of a human woman, Lilith. After completely stripping her of her humanity, her soul was transformed into the very first demon. He then would create the four Princes of Hell, some of the most powerful demons nearly impossible to kill, as generals for Hell's army. Around the same time, he also passed on the Mark of Cain onto Cain, turning him into the first Knight of Hell, who went on the create more Knights, elite warrior demons nearly impossible to kill, such as Abaddon. Because of these unforgivable blasphemies against God, Lucifer was further punished by being placed into additional solitary imprisonment within Hell. He remained there in isolation for a millennium. Lucifer's long term goal was to eventually be freed from the Cage, eradicate humanity, and restore Earth to its original "untainted" glory. It is suggested that Lucifer only uses demons as servants and would eradicate all of them as well, because, despite them being his creations, he considers demons to be even less worthy than humans. Proof of this is shown when he casually kills dozens of them. However, he holds his greatest contempt for Pagan Gods, believing them to be petty, disloyal, and the lowest of all beings because they claim to be gods.
Lucifer claims that he never lies or even tricks, because he does not have to, as he has said, "I will never lie to you. I will never trick you." He promised both his vessels, Nick and Sam, that he would be honest with them. He also said that he sympathizes with his vessels, both of whom are victims like himself. He went to some lengths to get Sam's acceptance, sparing Dean's life on several occasions, and allowing Sam revenge against some of the demons that controlled his life. Despite this, Lucifer is largely manipulative and has been proven to mislead on occasion, suggesting that this was more of a ploy to gain trust, rather than an actual commitment, and he would bend this rule when it's to his advantage. Furthermore, Lucifer tries to gain sympathy from his opponents such as Dean by claiming that he is truly a victim and was justified in his actions.
Lucifer shows concern for his fellow angels, though it is the archangels he loves most. He captured Castiel and admired the angel's loyalty in refusing to reveal the presence of his friends. He invited his younger brother to join him since they were both enemies of Heaven, but when Castiel refused, Lucifer respected his decision and offered him a chance to change his mind. Lucifer was remorseful when forced to kill what he believed to be Gabriel and was disappointed when Michael berated him. When preparing to fight his older sibling in their pre-destined battle, Lucifer pleaded with Michael to "walk off the chessboard," but Michael remained determined to fulfill his destiny and serve God. Even so, when Castiel struck Michael with holy fire, Lucifer was outraged by the attack on his brother and obliterated Castiel, stating only he had the right to hurt Michael.
Gabriel criticized Lucifer, describing his actions as "one great big temper tantrum." Death and Crowley both made similar observations, as they have both called him a bratty and petulant child with daddy issues. Lucifer is also arrogant and extremely vengeful, taking his betrayal and hatred out on the entire world without any remorse. Nonetheless, Lucifer sees himself as a tragic figure who was punished for being right. He refuses to accept any blame for his actions and suggests that God intentionally made Lucifer the way he is, asserting that "God wanted the Devil."
Lucifer is also highly cruel and barbaric to those who get in his way, and despite his claims of being the victim, he has no qualms about killing anyone who angers him, even if he has no true reason for killing them. For example, he savagely massacred all the pagan gods (except for Kali, who was rescued and escaped), simply because they plotted against him, despite the fact that they posed no real threat to him and takes great pleasure in beating Dean for being "such a pain in (his) ass." He also slaughtered an entire town by sacrificing the women and children and then having his demons possess the men before killing them just to raise a Horseman.
Lucifer has a sense of humor equivalent to Gabriel and Balthazar, rare in many angels. He can be sarcastic and casually indifferent, usually a testament to his arrogance. This highlighted particularly in Sam's hallucinations of him, where he sees him as constantly shedding a snarky and wise-cracking light on Sam's everyday actions. When reunited with Sam in Hell, Lucifer proves to have a comical side, going so far as to dance during a fight with his enemies.
While Lucifer is angry with God for imprisoning him, he feels that it's a family issue and that dealing with Amara is more important to the point that he is willing to put aside his differences with his father and the Winchesters to fight her after the torture Amara put him through. After seeing God for the first time in eons, Lucifer initially seemed uncertain on how to react, but soon began to act somewhat like a petulant child, demanding an apology and locking himself in Sam's room when he didn't get one. However, after God actually apologized and explained his behavior, Lucifer forgave him and the two reconciled their differences to the point that Lucifer not only fought for God, he tried to save his father from Amara despite how powerful she was.
In the aftermath of the war with Amara, Lucifer seems solely interested in maintaining power in Hell, refusing to let Crowley stand in his way. He displays cruelty towards everyone who slightly upsets him. However, he makes an exception with Rowena, whose powers he is dependent upon until she manages to betray him. Although repeatedly regarded as "evil" by this point, Lucifer was generous enough to keep up his promise with Vince and heal his sister Wendy of her paralysis.
Following his banishment by Rowena, Lucifer comes back vengeful against God, believing that God had only apologized to get Lucifer's help against the Darkness before abandoning him a second time. Lucifer is both angry and devastated by this, in near tears when explaining his reasoning to the Winchesters and Castiel. He now sees no point in any of God's creations and intends to do whatever he feels like, specifically stating that he has no other plan.
Lucifer's disregard for anyone but himself remains prominent as he seeks out influential humans as his vessels, eventually landing with the President of the United States. Simply for the fun of it, Lucifer takes the president's lover to his bed, and willingly conceives a child with her, the purpose of this is uncertain, though he expresses joy about finally creating something rather than destroying it. He is enraged when Kelly threatens to abort the child and becomes even more furious when Sam expels him from his vessel.
As Crowley's prisoner, Lucifer remains confident, humorous and fearless as he does not believe Crowley will get what he wants from him. Even after being tortured, he merely puts up a front that he will submit to Crowley's rule. Although he claimed to have lost his purpose after God's abandonment of him, Lucifer seems to have regained it by focusing on his son. Lucifer also admits to one demon that he is not well-known for his patience. After his escape, Lucifer's primary objective is to be with his son.
Alternate Michael, upon reading Lucifer's mind, notes that his greatest fear is being imprisoned again.
After losing most of his grace, Lucifer became more human, requiring food and feeling the cold, something that disgusted him but he also didn't know how to deal with. Lucifer admits after feeling human sensations that he doesn't understand how people keep going.
In a more vulnerable moment, Lucifer admitted that he always wanted to fit in and please a father that he could never please. He admits that he fears to be as bad of a father to Jack as God was to him.
In Bring 'em Back Alive, after trying to help humans as the new God, Lucifer appeared to be genuinely distressed by the idea that all humans hated him because of God's "propaganda." Anael also points out he does not really want to find Jack since he is afraid of 'seeing contempt in his eyes'. He even revealed he can't do the things he promised the angels and only needed them to gain power, this was in contrast to his words of never lying. Lucifer was also shown to get easily enraged and saddened at the mention of locking him back in the Cage.
When he next appeared, he was depressed and drinking in a bar, telling the bartender how neither Heaven nor Hell matters to him, and that all he cares about is Jack. He was so depressed from being unable to feel Jack's presence that he nearly cried while he asked Gabriel to put him out of his misery when he held an Archangel Blade to his chest. He had no intention of defending himself against a weak Gabriel or the Winchesters, even when they stated they'd drain him of his Grace and kill him.
He started annoying and upsetting Rowena to pass the time, which made her lash out by telling him they'd use his Grace to retrieve Mary and Jack. Knowing where his son is and being insulted as being "nothing to him, to anyone" motivated him to fight and free himself. He replenished his Grace by "eating" a group of Angels and resurrected Sam in order to present him to Jack so he could finally build a relationship with his son, stating that before he'd just kidnap him but realized that wasn't an option. He smiled upon finally meeting Jack.
He successfully bonds with Jack, who was curious about his family but doesn't get along with Gabriel, Castiel, and the Winchesters, who despise him and want him away from Jack. He impresses Jack with his power and knowledge, much to the Winchesters disdain. When Lucifer attempts to reconnect with, or at least talk to Gabriel, and start arguing about the past, Gabriel calls Lucifer a "cancer" God had to cut out, he was visibly hurt and shed a tear.
He stood behind with Gabriel in order to protect Jack and the refugees fleeing to Main Earth when Michael attacked, despite being depowered. After being overwhelmed by Michael, he tries to cross the rift but is held back by Sam, who asked him "How did you think this was gonna end?"
When he decided to team up with Michael, on the terms that he can have Jack while Michael can get everything else; he looked visibly conflicted by it. After reuniting with Jack and trying to leave Earth, he was nearly successful and played on his son's enthusiasm before Jack learned Lucifer killed his friend by compelling him to tell the truth, revealing he did kill Maggie and really enjoyed it. Lucifer was visibly upset when Jack called him a monster and denied Lucifer as a father, and screamed in Jack's face before shedding tears when he recognized contempt in Jack's eyes. He completely abandoned any relationship with his son and stole most of his grace, reverting to his old self. His narcissism, ruthlessness, and desire to be worshiped became his most dominating qualities, as he was going to wipe out the universe and make a new one in his image to be worshipped. He came to believe that family only brings pain and was unnecessary even punching his son and taunting him by declaring he could make more. He returned to his cruel and sadistic mannerisms as he was going to force Sam, and his own son Jack, to kill each other for his own amusement. He tried to make Sam see Jack as a killer while trying to prove to Jack that the Winchesters didn't care about him. His ambitions took priority over his son as he said he would just make more after Jack tried to get his father to stop and beat him down.
Death[edit | edit source]
Killed By[edit | edit source]
After Lucifer becomes super-charged by stealing Jack's grace, Dean agrees to become the vessel for the Apocalypse World Michael on the condition that Dean remains in control and Michael power him. Wielding several of Michael's powers, Dean battles Lucifer to the death but is overpowered by the super-charged Fallen Archangel as he gloats over his victory. As Lucifer begins smiting Dean, Sam tosses Dean Michael's archangel blade. Dean, with Michael powering him so that he can resist Lucifer's smiting and wield the weapon, brushes off the attack and stabs Lucifer in the side with the archangel blade, killing him. Lucifer's vessel Nick survives his death and later prays to him, awakening him in The Empty. However, although Nick tries to resurrect Lucifer, the attempt is foiled by Jack and Lucifer is returned to the Empty.
After being resurrected by God in order to get Chuck's Death Book, Lucifer briefly battles his brother. Michael eventually teleports behind Lucifer and when Lucifer turns around, Michael stabs him with an archangel blade supplied to Michael by Sam. Once again fire bursts from Lucifer's eyes and mouth before Lucifer explodes into ash.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
According to Uriel when recounting Lucifer's rebelliousness in On The Head Of A Pin, Lucifer's true form is apparently considered beautiful among angels. Sam Winchester and Rowena MacLeod had a different reaction to seeing Lucifer's true form, finding it truly terrifying, and remained haunted by it months or even years later, though it is entirely possible that Lucifer’s long imprisonment in Hell warped his once beautiful true form. When manifesting without a vessel on Earth, Lucifer appears as an intense white light, or, when severely weakened, a slender cloud of glowing, bluish-white smoke, identical to other angels. When manifesting within a vessel's mind or in Hell without a vessel, Lucifer usually, but not always, takes the form of his first known vessel, Nick. Nick appears to be Lucifer's favored form to manifest in when Lucifer is in a situation where he gets to choose his appearance similar to how the Alternate Michael continued to use Dean's visage while communicating with a sleeping Rowena.
When Lucifer projected his wings while possessing a vessel, they were revealed to have a similar compact design to Castiel's seraph wings and Zachariah's wings, compared to Gabriel and his son's and Alternate Michael's wing designs. Uniquely, Lucifer causes his vessel's irises to glow red and leaves the pupils unchanged, instead of a blue eye-glow with dots of white light in the centre. While being an angel, Lucifer appears to have tainted/corrupted grace - according to one angel, Lucifer carries the stench of Hell on him. The prophet Donatello Redfield described Lucifer's power as being dark and toxic when comparing it to his son's.
Like Michael, Lucifer required either his true vessel or a vessel from an extremely powerful bloodline to house him permanently - Nick was a notable exception after his body was repaired and modified, enabling Lucifer to possess him for over a year without ill effects. When possessing vessels weaker than this, Lucifer's power would cause the vessel to "burn away" and decay over time, similar to Hael's vessel in I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here, manifesting as burn and rot-like blemishes on the vessel's skin, and in Vince Vincente's case, eventual blackening of the skin and darkening of the eyeballs.
While possessing a vessel, Lucifer usually retains the vessel's appearance without altering it. His 2014 alternate timeline counterpart, however, dressed Sam in an all-white suit and combed his hair back while his alternate reality counterpart did the exact same thing. After possessing Vince Vincente, Lucifer made an exception and chose to redress Vince in black clothing topped with a leather jacket. After escaping imprisonment from Crowley, Lucifer finally decides to change Nick's disheveled attire, donning a brown leather jacket over a white shirt. This jacket was lost following Lucifer's escape from Apocalypse World, leaving him with the shirt and Lucifer obtained a beige jacket as a replacement.
In Let the Good Times Roll, after stealing Jack's grace and becoming "supercharged", Lucifer's eyes glowed gold like Jack's instead of red. While in the Empty and after his resurrection, Lucifer’s eyes returned to their red glow. When killed by Dean Winchester with an archangel blade, fire burst from Lucifer's vessel in addition to the bright light which bursts from all angels' and archangels' facial orifices. It was initially unclear if this was something unique to Lucifer or was due to his supercharged state at the time. When Michael killed him with an archangel blade for the second and final time, fire once again erupted from Lucifer's eyes and mouth, showing that this was something unique to Lucifer.
In Unhuman Nature, upon awakening in the Empty, Lucifer formed as a black, liquid, skeletal humanoid with his signature red eyes. When he briefly emerged from the Empty in Game Night, Lucifer also revealed that he had black, viscous angel wings on this humanoid form, and his liquid form was shot through with flashes of white light.
In Inherit the Earth, the resurrected Lucifer was given his own body by God, taking on the form of Nick once again despite not actually using the man as his vessel this time. When Lucifer is killed, his body bursts into ash instead of leaving behind any sort of remains as a result of this.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
After Castiel, Lucifer is the second most recurring angel overall but is the most recurring archangel and Primordial Entity.
- Season 1
- Devil's Trap (mentioned only in latin)
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester (mentioned only)
- Monster Movie (referenced only)
- I Know What You Did Last Summer (mentioned only)
- Death Takes A Holiday (referenced only)
- On The Head Of A Pin (mentioned only)
- The Monster at the End of This Book (referenced only)
- When the Levee Breaks (mentioned only)
- Lucifer Rising (speaks through a nun, incorporeal form)
- Season 5
- Sympathy for the Devil
- Good God, Y'all (mentioned only)
- Free To Be You and Me
- The End (Alternate timeline version; mentioned only)
- Fallen Idols (mentioned only)
- I Believe The Children Are Our Future (mentioned only)
- Changing Channels (mentioned only)
- Abandon All Hope...
- Sam, Interrupted (mentioned only)
- Swap Meat (mentioned only)
- The Song Remains the Same (mentioned only)
- My Bloody Valentine (mentioned only)
- Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (mentioned only)
- Dark Side of the Moon (mentioned only)
- 99 Problems (mentioned only)
- Point of No Return (mentioned only)
- Hammer of the Gods
- The Devil You Know (mentioned only)
- Two Minutes to Midnight (mentioned only)
- Swan Song
- Season 6
- Season 7
- Meet the New Boss (Sam's hallucination)
- Hello, Cruel World (Sam's hallucination)
- The Girl Next Door (voice only)
- Defending Your Life (voice only)
- Slash Fiction (mentioned only)
- Repo Man (Sam's hallucination)
- Out With The Old (mentioned only)
- The Born-Again Identity (Sam's and Castiel's hallucinations respectively)
- Reading Is Fundamental (mentioned only)
- Season 8
- Season 9
- Season 10
- Season 11
- Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire (mentioned only)
- Form and Void (mentioned only)
- Baby (guise of John)
- Our Little World (mentioned only)
- O Brother, Where Art Thou?
- The Devil in the Details
- Into the Mystic
- The Vessel
- Beyond the Mat
- Hell's Angel
- The Chitters (mentioned only)
- Don't Call Me Shurley (mentioned only)
- All in the Family
- We Happy Few
- Alpha and Omega (mentioned only)
- Season 12
- Keep Calm and Carry On (mentioned only)
- Mamma Mia
- The Foundry
- American Nightmare (mentioned only)
- The One You've Been Waiting For (mentioned only)
- Celebrating The Life Of Asa Fox (mentioned only)
- Rock Never Dies
- First Blood (mentioned only)
- Stuck in the Middle (With You)
- Family Feud
- Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
- The British Invasion
- The Future
- Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes (mentioned only)
- There's Something About Mary
- Who We Are (photo and mentioned)
- All Along the Watchtower
- Season 13
- Lost & Found
- The Rising Son
- The Big Empty (mentioned only)
- Advanced Thanatology (mentioned only)
- War of the Worlds
- The Bad Place (mentioned only)
- Various & Sundry Villains
- Devil's Bargain
- Good Intentions (mentioned only)
- A Most Holy Man (mentioned only)
- Bring 'em Back Alive
- Funeralia (mentioned only)
- Unfinished Business (mentioned only)
- Beat the Devil
- Let the Good Times Roll
- Season 14
- Stranger in a Strange Land (mentioned and flashbacks only)
- Gods and Monsters (mentioned and flashbacks only)
- Unhuman Nature
- The Spear (mentioned only)
- Damaged Goods (mentioned only)
- Prophet and Loss (mentioned only)
- Lebanon (mentioned only)
- Ouroboros (mentioned only)
- Game Night
- Absence (hallucination)
- Jack in the Box (hallucination)
- Moriah (mentioned only)
- Season 15
- A Very Special Supernatural Special (archive footage)
- Supernatural: Fresh Meat (non-canon, Sam's hallucination)
- Supernatural: The Men of Letters Bestiary: Winchester Family Edition (non-canon, mentioned only)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- As stated in The Essential Supernatural, Lucifer is the Ruler of Hell and the King of Hell as well as King Snake, the Prince of Darkness, the Lord of Flies and the Father of Lies.
- Being the boss of Azazel and Lilith, Lucifer is the overall Big Bad of Supernatural starting in season 1 to the end of season 4. He takes the stage as the main antagonist in season 5, he comes back as the secondary antagonist in season 7 along with Edgar and also returns as the secondary antagonist in Season 11. He is the main antagonist in Season 12 (along with Doctor Hess) and Season 13 (along with Alternate Michael).
- Series creator Eric Kripke has jokingly compared him to a "raging psychotic" version of environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., with "unlimited power".
- A homage to John Milton's Paradise Lost, Lucifer will be portrayed as "gentle, almost sympathetic." Kripke further characterized him as a "Devil who has a doubt" and "a lot of affection for God and the angels," and who "speaks really tenderly and gently and... doesn't lie.
- He is the only known supernatural being to become the President of the United States, which he became when he possessed Jefferson Rooney.
- Kripke reasoned, "He was essentially betrayed, so in some ways, he can be viewed sympathetically... if we can make the angels dicks, Lucifer can be sympathetic.
- The way Lucifer killed Baldur is similar to the way, Albert Wesker killed Ozwell E. Spencer in the video game series Resident Evil, in both method and words delivered upon killing their respective victims.
- Of all the Archangels, Lucifer has appeared the most in the series. He is also the most recurring Primordial Entity and the most often seen singular villain on the show.
- So far in the series, Lucifer has used five main vessels; Nick, Sam, Castiel (the latter of which is an angel possessing an empty vessel), Vince Vincente, Jefferson Rooney, and was lastly once again possessing Nick.
- Lucifer is the only archangel whose name doesn't end with "el" but end with "er." This is because Lucifer is the Latin calque of the Hebrew Helel ben Shahar, which roughly translates as "Morning Star, the Son of Dawn", a name which only appears once in the Hebrew Bible.
- Before season 5 it was believed that God was the one who locked him in his cage but it was then revealed in season 5 that it was actually Michael who cast Lucifer into Hell on God's orders.
- According to Mark Pellegrino in the Season 7 Companion Guide, Lucifer was probably more than just a hallucination and that he was possibly a psychic projection of Lucifer still stuck in The Cage.
- Lucifer was named one of TV Guide's "Top 60 Villains of All Time".
- As with Gadreel, Lucifer is the most significant antagonist of the series. He is the one who brought about the chaos upon the universe, creation of demon kind, God leaving (alongside Gadreel's failure) and the Apocalypse. While Gadreel is the indirect catalyst for these events, Lucifer directly carried out these actions.
- Lucifer is the first antagonist to be defeated by being re-sealed back in his original confinement while most other antagonists are killed in their inaugural season.
- All the main cast members (with the exception of Mark Sheppard) have portrayed Lucifer at one point. Jared portrayed Lucifer twice in Season 5 and once in Season 15, Jensen portrayed Lucifer in Season 7 for a brief moment, and Misha portrayed Lucifer for half of Season 11.
- Lucifer's irises glow reddish orange in O Brother, Where Art Thou? making him the first Archangel to show a special eye color similar to how Castiel and other angels' eyes glow blue. He later displays the similar glow after possessing Vince.
- In the episode LOTUS, Lucifer's eyes start to glow pure red instead of reddish orange.
- According to Mark Pellegrino, Lucifer's wings are "hot pink and sparkly".
- In The Devil is in the Details, Lucifer made a reference to the show Lucifer that premieres on Fox of that year when he said that maybe he would move to LA and solve crimes.
- Lucifer's mischievous behavior does not differ too much from Gabriel's; as siblings, they're said to have spent much time together, in Heaven, and Lucifer taught Gabriel how to do advanced reality-warping tricks. Their long-term convenience may have influenced Gabriel to act more like his older brethren, too.
- Lucifer is the first angel in the series to possess another angel in its vessel, instead of another human vessel, by possessing Castiel. The fact that Jimmy Novak no longer resides in his body may be why Lucifer could possess Castiel, as Cass, with his grace, is acting as a proxy for a human soul that must give permission to have its body possessed.
- Lucifer has been overpowered twice by his vessels: both Sam and Castiel have briefly overpowered his control over them. However, while Sam had full control and could freely move around, Castiel stated he had to use all of his strength just to prevent Lucifer from killing Sam and was clearly struggling.
- Lucifer is the first archangel who is known to have been banished by the Angel banishing sigil.
- Lucifer also is the first angel and archangel that has been trapped twice by using the Angel Trap.
- Lucifer is the second Archangel to realign themselves with good, the first being Gabriel, and Lucifer's also the second Big Bad turned good in Season 11, the first being Metatron.
- Like Gadreel, Lucifer has shown the ability to share control with his vessel at will. In We Happy Few, Lucifer was able to give control to Castiel like Gadreel who switched control with Sam. After Castiel spoke with the angels, he and Lucifer were able to switch again.
- In We Happy Few, when Lucifer is expelled from Castiel, he briefly appears in the form of Nick as his true form is yanked out of Castiel.
- Lucifer is the only Archangel to be the ruler of Heaven and Hell at the same time, albeit briefly.
- As of deaths of Metatron and Gabriel, Lucifer is the only angel from the core universe confirmed to have wings.
- During Rock Never Dies, Lucifer used his powers with snaps of his fingers similar to Gabriel and God.
- In LOTUS, when Lucifer possesses Jefferson Rooney, the effect is similar to the one seen when Castiel first possessed Jimmy Novak in The Rapture.
- In LOTUS, Lucifer becomes the first named Angel or Archangel to conceive a child in the series.
- Lucifer is the third angel who is possessing a vessel that has died and been specifically restored for him. The other angels are Anna Milton's human form and Castiel with Jimmy Novak, Anna's human form was restored by an unknown force while God recreated Jimmy Novak's body to act as Castiel's vessel. In Lucifer's case, Crowley's demons found, repaired and improved the body of Nick for Lucifer's use as his permanent vessel.
- Mark Pellegrino believes Lucifer has developed a snarky sense of humor as a means to hide his own pain, and that his current greatest fear is having his son, Jack, prefer Castiel to him.
- Lucifer is the second angel that has been a member of the main cast through various actors, and the first archangel, most notably by Misha Collins and Mark Pellegrino in episode counts.
- With Crowley's death in All Along the Watchtower, Lucifer is currently the longest-lasting antagonist in the series.
- Season 4 is the only season where Lucifer somewhat appears but is not a major antagonist in that season.
- Lucifer is the second angel to have been trapped on an alternate earth, with Virgil first being trapped in a different world. However, Lucifer later escapes back to his own world.
- In the show, God displays very little to almost no concern about Lucifer's destructive intentions and actions. After Lucifer's fall from grace, he spends a very long time on Earth (Mostly in the Garden of Eden) corrupting and tempting humans. He defiles the human bloodline by convincing Adam and Eve to eat from the forbidden tree, he corrupts Lilith's soul into the first demon (though it is not specified if her corruption was before or after Adam & Eve's manipulation), at some point creates the four Princes of Hell, He has Cain kill Abel, and even then has Cain establish the Knights of Hell. In Earth's time, he was there presumably for decades waiting for more humans to be born so that he could taint them. And even yet being almost all-knowing, God decides to deal with Lucifer only after he commits these atrocities towards mankind.
- Lucifer was the first Primordial Entity that the Winchesters knowingly encountered since both Gabriel and God hid their true identities from them.
- As a character, Lucifer has been portrayed by most actors with a total of 13.
- As seen in Exodus, Lucifer can drive a bus though it is unknown where he got this particular skill. He was also able to help Dean repair the bus, though his job appeared to merely be trying to start the engine when ordered to by Dean.
- Lucifer is the only archangel to have ever been killed by a human, albeit one powered by a different archangel whom the human was acting as a vessel to.
- Lucifer is also the only archangel to have been killed twice. In both cases, a version of Michael was involved in both of his deaths.
- He is the only archangel to be resurrected as Gabriel faked his death in Season 5.
- He is the third archangel to be permanently killed.
- He is the second and final Big Bad to be revived by God and re-killed by Michael in Season 15, first being Lilith.
- According to Mark Pellegrino at Planet Comic-Con 2019, Lucifer is always seen wearing Nick's wedding ring as a reference to Nick's familial backstory. Out-of-universe, it is an homage to Pellegrino's real wife.
- In the non-canon book "Supernatural: The Men of Letters Bestiary: Winchester Family Edition", it is stated that all Special Children are suitable vessels for Lucifer.
- Aside from blasting into ash and not leaving behind wing imprints, Lucifer's second death is identical to his first.
In Lore[edit | edit source]
- The Devil is known by many names throughout different faiths: Lucifer (Latin for " 'The Morning Star' or 'light bringer'"), The Devil, The Serpent, Iblis, (in Islam) and Satan (Hebrew for "Adversary").
- In different versions of Bible, they said Satan is formerly known as Samael and was the former commander-in-chief of the angels army before his fall from Heaven. Some versions said he was the older brother of Michael.
- Although "Lucifer" is considered to be the name of The Devil, this is never explicitly stated in the Bible and is merely the result of various translations. "Lucifer" appears only once in the Hebrew Bible, in Isaiah 14:12. Here, a prophecy about the fall of a corrupt Babylon king is described. Those who believe the fall of the king refers to the Devil's fall from grace began the traditional belief that Lucifer is most certainly Satan and the Devil.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- We Happy Few
- The Essential Supernatural
- Sin City
- Lucifer Rising
- Hammer of the Gods
- Brother's Keeper
- Sympathy for the Devil
- Swan Song
- Ryan, Maureen (August 26, 2009). "'It's the fun Apocalypse': Creator Eric Kripke talks Supernatural". Chicago Tribune.
- "Supernatural: Kripke, Jim Beaver and Misha Collins Speak!"
- Falconer, Robert (July 26, 2009). "Supernatural Season 5, or Why Dean Takes Cas to a Whorehouse"
- 'Supernatural's' Lucifer named one of TV Guide's Top 60 Villains of All Time