Special Demons are rare and unique types of demons encountered throughout the show. They vary in power, abilities, weaknesses, and appearance.
Types of Special Demons
Samhain is a powerful and ancient demon that was mistaken as a deity by the ancient Celts. He is known as the Demon of Halloween and his release is a seal on Lucifer's Cage. While in the realm of the living, Samhain brings about hordes of ghosts, zombies and other creatures. He was exorcised back to Hell by Sam Winchester using his special child abilities. Along with necromancy, Samhain was shown to also use Photokinesis, an uncommon and powerful ability seen by only two other demons. What distinguishes Samhain from other demons is the fact that he is neither a black-eyed, red-eyed, white-eyed, or yellow-eyed demon. Samhain is more of a multicolor-eyed demon whose eye color is mostly blue and gray.
A type of black-eyed demon that causes human carnage by disasters, such as causing plane wrecks. The only known one was exorcised back to Hell. They have the standard abilities of regular demons, with the exception of telepathy. Unique to their kind, the Disaster demon posses people through their eyes rather than their mouth. This kind was first demon the Winchesters ever encountered knowingly, it was exorcised by Sam.
A Daeva is an ancient demonic creature of shadow that can be summoned by other demons. They are more similar to hellhounds in nature than demons, being controlled by other demons and vessel-less. They have been shown to be generally more powerful than regular black-eyed demons. Daeva also need to be controlled, or else they will attack anyone in their vicinity.
Acheri is a demon that can materialize their own form without the need of the use of a vessel. They can be controlled by Azazel's special children. Like Daeva, Acheri do not need vessels to be with the living.
The Seven Deadly Sins are incarnations of the biblical sins. They were shown to have considerable power, making a man drink chemicals through mind control. They have existed for centuries if not millennia, being encountered by Peter Binsfeld in the 1400s. They were unleashed when the special child Jake Talley opened the Devil's Gate. After their escape, the Sins came up against hunters Sam and Dean Winchester, Bobby Singer, Tamara and Isaac. Though Isaac was killed, Envy, Wrath, Lust and Sloth were exorcised by Bobby and Tamara while Pride, Greed and Gluttony were killed by Ruby.
Green-eyed Demons are an unknown type of demon that were mentioned when Sam and Dean were hunting Bisaans. Even though they were never seen before, Sam and Dean were pretty sure that the kidnapping was a Green-eyed Demon case, not even surprised with the existence of a demon like that, which implies that they are not so rare to find.
Tempter Demons are a type of demon that exists in the Apocalypse World. How they vary from other demons aside from physical manifestations of horns and sharp teeth is currently unknown.
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- Season 4
- As stated in The Essential Supernatural, Acheri, Seven Deadly Sins, Samhain and Croatoan Virus are demon mutations.
- All types of special demons have only been featured in one episode.
- The Disaster Demon is the first demon knowingly encountered by the Winchesters and exorcised by them while three of the Seven Deadly Sins are the first demons killed on-screen with the demon-killing knife.
- The Essential Supernatural