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"Believe me, I was hands-on -- real hands-on for, wow, ages. I was so sure if I kept stepping in, teaching, punishing, that these beautiful creatures that I created... would grow up. But it only stayed the same. And I saw that I needed to step away, and let my baby find its way."

God, initially known to Sam and Dean as Chuck Shurley, is a powerful primordial being who created the universe and nearly everything it contains, including the human soul. The Darkness, his older sister, is the only entity surpassing his power, with the Horseman Death, prior to his demise, having been his equal.[1][2]

Together, he and The Darkness serve as the balance in the Universe, as the dark cannot exist without the light and vice versa. If either one of them is lost or destroyed, the Universe would begin to collapse on itself and everything in it and existence itself would cease to exist. His sister couldn't resist in destroying whatever he was setting out to create, so God created four archangels and, with them by his side, waged war against her and then locked her away with a mark which he entrusted to his most loved and valued angel, Lucifer. However, over time, after God created the Universe, the mark corrupted Lucifer and drew him to rebel when God created humankind. After Lucifer was bound in Hell and Gadreel was lock away in Heaven's Dungeon, God left Heaven and went into seclusion on Earth.

After thousands of years, God eventually reappeared and partially aided in the Apocalypse. After the Apocalypse was averted, he disappeared again. Five years later, when his sister was released, God was originally willing to let his creations be wiped from existence and let Amara take over. But after being convinced by both Metatron and the Winchesters, God eventually decided to help stop Amara. After being fatally injured by his sister, God was then healed by her and they both departed the Earth together.

Biography

Early History

God was the light, I am the dark
Amara
in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In the beginning, there was only the Darkness. At some point, God, her younger brother, came into existence. To show her that there could be more than just the two of them, God created many worlds, but the Darkness would always destroy them. Death came into existence around the time God did, as neither remembers who was older as life could not exist without death, and God then created the archangels, who helped him fight back the Darkness. All five of them combined could barely defeat her, so God tricked her and sealed her away, using the Mark of Cain as her lock and key. He gave the Mark to his most trusted lieutenant, Lucifer, to guard. He did not want to kill her as she needed to exist alongside him, thus why he locked her away instead, as Light and Dark must exist together to maintain the fabric of reality.[3] Sometime after the war, God had created the first beasts, the Leviathans, but he saw that the Leviathans would be a threat to his creations, so he locked them away in a monster realm known as Purgatory.[4] He created Heaven, where he and his archangels resided. He then created the classes of angels such as Seraphim, Grigori, normal Angels, Rit Zien, and Cherubim. He then selected Metatron to take down his word in various tablets. [5]

Soon after, God created the Earth, which was, according to Lucifer, "The last perfect handiwork of God", and then he created humans. According to Metatron, God personally assigned Gadreel to protect his cherished creations in the "garden". He then asked all the angels to bow down to humans and present more compassion toward them than to him.

Lucifer, however, disobeyed his order and rebelled. God ordered Michael to cast Lucifer into Hell, creating a cage to hold him and making it impossible for the archangel to escape, save for the 66 Seals, rings of the four Horsemen, or a powerful spell that would allow him to possess a vessel. God then had Gadreel locked away in the dungeons of Heaven for his failure, and left Heaven out of sheer disappointment in his creations.[6]

Season 4

ChuckProphet

Chuck writing the Winchester Gospel.

God returned to Earth, and disguised himself as a prophet named Chuck. In this form, he was the author of the not-so-popular series "Supernatural". Sam and Dean Winchester discover him when they are assumed to be LARPing (Live Action Role Playing), and discover that the series includes every detail of their lives up to when Dean goes to Hell. They then find out that Chuck is writing his next book and go to see him - when they introduce themselves as Sam and Dean, Chuck shuts the door on them. The Winchesters demand how Chuck knows about their lives, eventually convincing him when they tell him their last names, something he had never told anyone. Chuck then begins to apologize for what they've been through, believing himself to be a god who forced those things to happen to them; Dean and Sam eventually convince him otherwise, but are still unsure on how Chuck is tuned in to their lives. Chuck reveals that he had actually never stopped writing and just wrote himself into the story, and after getting a vision of Sam and Lilith, together, he calls the Winchesters and gives them the script of his latest unpublished book, which describes what he has seen of the upcoming Apocalypse.

Later, Sam calls Chuck to the motel to see if he knows about the demon blood, which Chuck confirms, telling Sam that the story looks like everything will rest on Sam's shoulders. After Dean's failed attempts to stop Chuck's story, he confronts Chuck about it, and ends up threatening him. Castiel appears, stopping him, and tells Dean that Chuck is a prophet of the Lord - Chuck admits to dreaming about it, but hadn't thought it was real. Later, Castiel reveals to Dean that all prophets have archangels tied to them, giving Dean the idea of bringing Chuck to their motel room to stop Lilith and Sam; when he does, Chuck's archangel, Raphael, descends to protect him, forcing Lilith to flee. After Sam and Dean leave, Chuck has a vision which he rushes to tell the boys but is stopped by Zachariah.[7]

Castiel and Chuck faces the Archangel

Castiel and Chuck wait for the Archangel.

Chuck finished his manuscript page of "Supernatural - Lucifer Rising", and is seen ordering some girls for the night on the phone. He hangs up when he sees Castiel and Dean popping into his house, and is shocked, as he hadn't foreseen what was happening. Dean looks over the story for Sam's location and discovers he's at St. Mary's Convent; Chuck tells them this is not what's supposed to happen and is told they're making it up as they go. Raphael then arrives, forcing Castiel to send Dean alone to stop Sam; as Castiel waits for the archangel to appear, Chuck puts his hand on Castiel's shoulder.[8]

Season 5

When Dean and Sam go to Chuck's house to find Castiel, Chuck attacks Sam with a plunger; he is amazed to see that Sam is alright, as in his last vision, Sam went "full on Vader" and his eyes turned black like a demon. Dean then asks Chuck where Castiel is, and the prophet tells them that the archangel destroyed him. While Dean and Sam are talking, Chuck interrupts them saying that he can hear the angels talk, and Zachariah and two other angels then teleport inside Chuck's home. Zachariah attempts to get Dean to come with them after explaining that they need to strike now before Lucifer finds his vessel, but Dean refuses and banishes the three angels using a blood seal.[9]

ChuckcontactsBecky

Chuck contacts Becky Rosen

Later, Chuck is seen speaking with Becky Rosen through a video web chat. He tells her that everything in his books is real and that he needs her to give Dean and Sam a message since he is being watched. When Becky finds the brothers, she tells them that Chuck's message is that he had a vision that Michael's sword is on Earth and that the angels lost it. Sam asks if Chuck knew where it was, but Becky says it's in a castle on top of a hill made up of 42 dogs, which made no sense to them. Dean later figured out that Chuck was referring to a business card his father had for Castle Storage in upstate New York on 42 Rover Hill. When Zachariah has them in a trap, God resurrects Castiel to help.

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Chuck with Dean in the future.

Chuck was also a part of Future Dean's army. He first appears asking past Dean about supplies, and then later when future and past Dean are in the same room discussing plans. As the group heads out to fight against Lucifer, Chuck tells past Dean to hoard toilet paper, as it'll come in handy when companies stop producing it.[10]

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Chuck speaks at a Supernatural convention.

Becky stole Chuck's phone to trick Sam and Dean into coming to a Supernatural convention. There, Chuck is a guest speaker and answers question about his novel, much to Sam and Dean's displeasure. Chuck is also crushing on Becky, who at the moment is crushing on Sam. Chuck also reveals at the convention that "Supernatural" will start publishing again. Sam and Dean try talk Chuck out of it, and Chuck responds by telling them he makes his living by writing these stories. Then it just so happens that the hotel is really haunted and Sam and Dean work to get rid of it; while Sam and Dean work, Chuck distracts everyone in the main hall from the fact there really are ghosts in the hotel. When the hotel manager gets annoyed, he attempts to leave and breaks the line of salt, forcing Chuck to use the mic stand to disperse the ghost. This impresses Becky and later on in the episode she 'breaks it off' with Sam.[11]

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Chuck disappears after completing the manuscript

Chuck narrated the story of the Winchesters' Impala; its history, and what it meant to Sam and Dean versus anyone else. Dean calls Chuck for the location of the final showdown of Lucifer and Michael, and despite the angels not wanting Chuck to see it, he tells Dean it'll be at noon in Stull Cemetery near Lawrence, Kansas. At the end of the episode, Chuck finishes his story and vanishes from his chair. Beforehand, as God, Chuck resurrected Castiel once again, upgrading him to the rank of Seraphim.[2]

Season 7

Chuck was mentioned by Dean, who initially forgot the prophet's name. Becky also mentions Chuck breaking up with her when trying to make Sam her lover.

After Castiel's death,[12] God resurrected him again though without his memories. Castiel speculated that this was a punishment for his actions rather than a reward like before.[4]

Season 8

After Kevin Tran became a prophet,[13] Sam asks what happened to Chuck, and Castiel admits that he is most likely dead; he wasn't able to find him or determine what happened to him, but there can only be one prophet at a time so Chuck must have died in order for Kevin to become a prophet. Charlie Bradbury later reveals that all of his books are now on the Internet.

Season 9

Becky Rosen was mentioned to have posted all of Chuck's unpublished works to the Internet as well as the published ones.

Metatron mentioned how he has read Chuck's books and threw a copy of Tall Tales into the fireplace. Although he found them distasteful, they gave him the idea to persuade Castiel to be the leader of the rebellious angels with the help of the archangel Gabriel. A copy of A Very Supernatural Christmas can also be seen on Metatron's desk.[14]

Season 10

Chuck Season 10

Chuck returns.

Marie made a play based on Chuck's books, which Calliope attacked. After the play, Chuck appeared at the theater claiming the ticket that Marie left for "the publisher." When asked by Marie what he thought of the play, despite its problems, he replied with a "Not bad."[15]

Castiel reveals at one point that when God brought him back, he did not resurrect Jimmy Novak.[16]

In Brother's Keeper, Death revealed that before Creation, there was The Darkness, a "horribly destructive, amoral force" that God and his archangels went to war with. After they defeated the Darkness, God trapped it and created the Mark of Cain as the lock on its prison. As long as someone had the Mark, the Darkness would remain locked up. God gave the Mark to his trusted lieutenant, Lucifer, and it corrupted him into being jealous of humanity, forcing God to have Michael banish him into Hell.[1]

Season 11

God is a master strategist
— Lucifer
in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Amara tried to find her younger brother to settle their old score. To upset her brother, she killed some of his favorite creations, humans. She demanded he show himself, and even tried to reach him through prayer which proved unsuccessful. She eventually met Dean since those killings caught his attention. The Darkness teleports herself and Dean away and explains that she has no problem with his brother's creation at all. She accuses him of spreading lies about her after she had been sealed away. Amara claims that her brother sealed her away because he feared that her creations might turn out to be better than his own.

Meanwhile, Sam meets Lucifer in Hell to ask him for help in their fight against the Darkness. Lucifer mentions that The Darkness is equal to God in raw power, but Amara lacks strategy and experience while he describes God as a master strategist.[17]

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God reveals himself.

In Don't Call Me Shurley, God transports Metatron and his new pet dog to the "safest place ever created", which is a bar. At first, Metatron speaks to him as if he were simply Chuck Shurley, only to take back much of what he said when God reveals his true form.

This surprise encounter leaves Metatron practically speechless. God reveals he now has Dean's amulet and that the reason no one was able to detect him was because he chose not to be found. He was also aware of the many things Metatron did, like burning one of his books, by being nigh-omniscient.

God, or by his preferred name "Chuck", requests Metatron to team up with him again to write a book, specifically an auto-biography. At first, Metatron is excited, but soon realizes a lot of it is poorly written and that God has chosen not to interfere with the current state of the world due to laziness and irresponsibility. He correctly deduces that God had begun writing his book when The Darkness was unleashed.

When Metatron berates God, calling him a "coward", God throws him out the bar, to which Metatron comments that he is being his old self again. Chuck/God tries to get Metatron to understand how enjoyable life as Chuck was, and although he loves the Winchesters, he is tired and is willing to let his sister shine.

AmuletGlows

Dean's amulet starts to glow.

Metatron does eventually manage to convince his father that by giving up, he is worse than humanity; for all their flaws, they never give up. Finally realizing his own error, God disperses the fog unleashed by Amara, cures all the infected humans and resurrects those who died during the crisis. He also gives back Dean's amulet, who uses it to find Chuck standing in the middle of the road, admitting that they need to talk.

God then teleports himself and the Winchesters to the Bunker, where the brothers discover Kevin, who had been stuck in the Veil all along. To prove his identity, God sends Kevin's soul up into Heaven, where it belongs.

God and the Winchesters later spend time opening up to one another, with Sam showing delight and Dean showing frustration at the lack of intervention on God's part. God explains that although he understands, he had been "hands-on" for "ages", which he called "enabling", but nothing changed, so he chose to step back, and let his creations find their way.

When the brothers bring up Lucifer, God shows disinterest in saving him despite knowing his sister has him. This causes discomfort for Sam and Dean, who later learn from Metatron that God had, before meeting them, planned on sacrificing himself to the Darkness to give humanity a chance.

Dean confronts God on his decision

Dean confronts God on his decision.

Dean decides to confront God on his decision. They meet at a park where kids are playing in a sandbox. God admits that he is planning to let the "chosen ones" deal with Amara, and explains that this is the reason he saved Dean "all those years ago". Dean argues that it is up to God to fight his sister, as the task is too big for him. Their conversation ultimately convinces God to change his plans.

Later, during the rescue mission of Lucifer, Sam and the Impala get caught by Amara while transporting a badly wounded Lucifer and the prophet Donatello back to the Bunker. Before an enraged Amara can harm them, God teleports the entire vehicle to the inside of the Bunker, thus saving everyone.

When the trio arrive in the main room, God greets them saying that he does occasionally answer prayers. This is when God meets Lucifer for the first time since he ordered his imprisonment in the Cage eons ago. They greet each other by admitting how the other person has changed, though God notes that he himself is "pretty much the same". He then heals Lucifer and his vessel of all the wounds dealt upon him by Amara.

While Dean and Sam are out, God has a chat with Lucifer, which escalates to Lucifer getting angry at God for "not saying it". God tells the Winchesters that Lucifer wants an apology, but God doesn't feel sorry for what he did. Upon being reminded the importance of God and Lucifer working together, God agrees to have a proper chat with Lucifer.

GodLucifer

Lucifer confronts God on his actions.

At first, God's apology comes out as unsatisfactory. God tries to remind Lucifer the necessity of his punishment, how it was for the sake of God's creations. Lucifer argues, saying that God had given him the Mark and didn't take responsibility when it corrupted him. God sends Sam and Dean away and starts apologizing to Lucifer properly, admitting that Lucifer was indeed his favorite son and he was wrong to put the blame on him.

Reconciled, God and Lucifer join Sam and Dean to formulate a plan on how to defeat Amara. God admits that it would take more time than they had to resurrect Gabriel and Raphael, and Michael is in no shape to fight. So they gather demons, angels and witches to substitute the three archangels.

The team meet up at a warehouse, outside of which Amara will be attacked by their new army. Amara eventually stumbles in, heavily wounded, and gets further wounded by Lucifer's spear. God and Amara have a talk, with Amara accusing God of thinking only of his ego and not considering her needs. Though sympathetic, God chooses to lock her away and begins handing the Mark to Sam, but Amara interrupts him, and in a fit of rage, she attacks God and Lucifer, expelling the latter from his vessel and nearly killing the former.

God is left unconscious and slowly dying on the floor, while Amara leaves fully healed, promising he will live to see the destruction of all his creations.

Shortly after, God is woken by Sam and admits that Amara is right, he is fatally wounded and only Amara could possibly heal what was done to him. God teleports the Winchesters, Crowley and Rowena back to the Bunker, after seeing the sun slowly going out as a result of God's condition. God remains mostly quiet while the team prepare a soul bomb.

Once Dean is ready, God teleports Dean to Amara's location while he and the rest of the team wait inside a bar. God is eventually teleported by Amara to her location. Amara reveals that she no longer wants her revenge and that she deeply misses him.

AmaraAndGod

The Darkness and God leave the earth.

Amara further admits that his creations are beautiful and she had grown jealous when, after so long of it being just the two of them, he created other things. Amara asks for God's forgiveness and to have her brother back and God grants it. Amara heals God, without difficulty, of the fatal injuries she inflicted upon him, repairing the damage his slow death was doing to the universe.

After being healed, God removes the soul bomb from Dean and tells Dean that he and Amara are leaving the Earth to work out their differences for real. God tells Dean he's leaving the safety of the Earth to him and after Amara promises a thank you gift for Dean, he turns into a stream of light and ascends into the sky with his sister who turns into a stream of darkness.[18]

Dean: What about us? About Earth?
God: Earth will be fine. It's got you. And Sam.

Season 12

In Mamma Mia, Crowley tells Lucifer that God has "gone on sabbatical" again and suggests he retake Heaven in God's absence. Lucifer refuses to consider the idea.

In American Nightmare, Gale Peterson asks the Winchesters if they know God. Dean tells her that they do and that "we're besties." Gale, who is shown to be mentally disturbed, claims that after a car accident God spoke to her telling her to live a simple life. Gale also believes that her daughter Magda is possessed by Lucifer and they are doing God's work by keeping her locked away and torturing her.

In Rock Never Dies, Lucifer accuses God of abandoning him again as the reason he has decided to disregard his creations and go about slaughtering them.

In Lotus, after being told she's in the presence of a witch, an angel and the King of Hell, Kelly Klien responds with "oh God", causing Castiel to tell her "no, he left."

Personality

You think you made the Archangels to bring light? No. You made them to create lesser beings; to make you large - to make you lord! It was ego! You wanted to be big!
— Amara
in We Happy Few

Amara describes her brother as being prideful and egocentric, saying he created other things because he wanted to "be big". Although God admits this is true, he had also hoped to change her nature by showing her there could be things other than themselves, but he later deemed this as stupidity and naivete on his part. When faced with the opportunity to reconcile with Lucifer, if he'd simply apologize for locking him away, Chuck opted to put all the blame on Lucifer in front of the Winchesters to save face. However, shortly after apporting the Winchesters away, he revealed that he'd only punished Lucifer because he hated himself for what his actions had done to his favorite son and apologized.[3]

Despite his sister's claims that he encouraged religion, which she called "monuments to his ego", God often asks people not to refer to him as "God", and to use the moniker "Chuck" instead. He also stated that people bowing before him had always made him feel "deeply, deeply uncomfortable". When Metatron did this upon seeing his true form, God pulled him up and asked him not to do it again.[19]

After billions of years of observing his creations, God had become somewhat cynical. He considered human nature to be toxic and was willing to let Amara destroy everything seemingly out of spite against humans, for fighting wars in his name and then begging him to fix everything, and generally not taking responsibility for their failures. He also considers his creations to be experiments and also revealed that he abandoned the angels and humanity because they'd disappointed him.[19] He later admits to Dean that it's more than disappointment: while he'd once taken an active role in his creations' lives, he realized that he was hindering them more than anything and he needed to let them find their own way like a parent with their child. Despite everything that's happened since he did so, God believes he made the right decision. [20]

Like Death, God seems to have a taste for what Dean calls "cheap food". He also likes taking long showers.

Characteristics

While his older sister Amara is darkness and nothingness, God represents light and being. He is one of the two fundamental components of reality itself, the other one is his sister. If one of them die, reality would cease to exist.

Physical Appearance

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God pretending to be the prophet Chuck

God's true visage has only been seen by few beings, but it appears to be similar to the appearance of an angel's grace - a blinding white light - though unlike an angels true form, God's real visage has no ill-effects on humans. Or as seen in Alpha and Omega, he take the appearance of a smoke of light.[21] As his older sister, Amara has seen God,[1] as well as the Horseman Death, as they have existed alongside God since nearly the beginning of time.[2][4] Anna once mentioned that, out of all the Host of Heaven, only four of them have seen God, therefore, she could have been implying the Archangels. However, it is later revealed that Metatron has also seen God,[5] being his scribe while writing down his Word.[4] Metatron also hinted that the angel Gadreel, as God's most trusted angel, has seen God, as Metatron said, "You were God's most trusted. That's why he chose you to protect the garden." Additionally, although he does not see him, it was originally assumed that the angel Joshua talks to God, however it is later reveled to be the other way around. Joshua says that he thinks God talks to him because he (Joshua) can sympathize for God, as a fellow gardener but also because God gets lonely.

When God wanted to physically communicate with Sam and Dean, he took the form of a human and pretended to be a prophet named Chuck Shurley.[2] Chuck's appearance is that of a man in his early to mid-40s, with a beard and messy hair. He has light blue eyes and is rather short in height. God considers this form "a gift", and describes it as "super cute".

Powers and Abilities

Being among the most powerful supernatural entities in the universe, God possesses immense supernatural power, allowing him to do almost anything he wishes. The only ones who can match his near-infinite power are Death and the Darkness, with the latter being his older sister and more powerful than him.

  • Nigh-Omnipotence - Being a primordial being, God can do just about anything he desires. As put by Lucifer, "No one makes dad do anything." Even when Castiel was powered by 30-40+ million souls from Purgatory, Death claimed that he was still no God. The immensity of God's power is shown by his ability to create multiple planes of existence, including Hell, Heaven, Purgatory and the whole physical Universe with billions of galaxies. Castiel also said that God is "strong enough to take on Lucifer -- strong enough to stop The Apocalypse."[2][4][22] Additionally, like Death, God can enter Lucifer's Cage without need of the Horsemen Rings. The individual powers God has shown include, but are not limited to:
    Heaven

    Heaven, one of his creations

    • Reality Warping - His power is so great that reality shapes itself according to his will. God was even able to undo the havoc caused by Amara in a particular case, by suppressing her infectious fog and resurrecting everybody who had died because of her influence.[19]
      • Conjuration - He created leviathans, angels, humans, as well as Earth, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory. Prior to the creation of the current universe, God created other worlds, but Amara destroyed them all.[19]
      • Apporting - God is able to teleport anyone anywhere he wants. For instance, he teleported Dean and Sam out of Lucifer's presence, and onto an airplane. God was later able to teleport himself and the Winchesters to the Bunker with a snap of his fingers and the Impala into the Bunker and away from Amara with no apparent effort.[20]
    • Supernatural Concealment - While taking the form of Chuck, God was able to conceal himself from the Angels. He was also able to conceal himself from the necklace that burns hot in his presence. It has also been shown that The Darkness cannot find him at will.[22][20]
    • Resurrection - God can bring anyone or anything back to life. Due to his lack of interaction or intervention, however, he does not do this often. He also "rebuilt" Castiel several times.[19] However, he states rebuilding Archangels takes some time, as they're "the stuff of primordial creation".[3]
    • Power Granting - When God resurrected Castiel for the second time, he granted him greater powers and promoted him to the rank of a Seraph.[2] By touching certain objects, he created the Hands of God, which are powerful enough to at least harm an archangel with a single blow.[23] He also gave himself the ability to play the guitar and speak French.[19]
    • Advanced Healing - God possesses the ability to heal any type of injury. His healing powers are so strong that he can even heal the most serious of damages, caused by any primordial being. With a simple finger movement, God healed Lucifer of the extensive injuries inflicted upon him by Amara.[20]
    • Biokinesis - God was able to cleanse Sam of his demon blood addiction[24] and an entire town of a Rabid infection.[19]
    • Memory Manipulation - When he resurrected Castiel the third time, he suppressed his memories, albeit temporarily.[25]
    • Telekinesis - When angered at Metatron for calling him a coward, God telekinetically threw Metatron through the doors of his bar. While other beings seemingly need to use gestures or bodily movements to perform telekinesis, God only needed to get up and look at Metatron to make him fly through the air. [19]
    • Soul Control - As the creator of souls, God has a certain level of control over them. He was able to summon the ghost of Kevin Tran to him without visible effort and with a wave of his hand, ascended his soul into Heaven.[20]
    • Power Negation - God was able to render Lucifer powerless as a "safeguard" against him harming anybody.[3]
    • Shapeshifting - God can alter his appearance, changing between his Chuck persona, his true luminous form, and a bright smoke form at will.
    • Flight - In his smoke form, he can fly in the air.
  • Nigh-Omniscience - Existing for eons, God possesses great wisdom and understanding about the universe he made. Metatron said that God sees everything that happens on Earth. However, God does not know everything, as Death stated neither one knew who was older. God has even done things he himself considers "stupid" and "naive", and admits even he couldn't have come up with nacho cheese. He also had to give himself the ability to play guitar and speak French, as he didn't know how to do either one.[26][19]
  • Immortality - God, as being one of the first supernatural entities to exist, is immortal. Age, as well as any disease and weapon, are powerless against him. However, Death stated he can die[2][1], and Amara managed to fatally wound him where he was about to die after less than a day, before she healed him.
  • Mandatory Existence - God's existence is one of two that provides balance to reality, the other being The Darkness. As Chuck put it, "Light needs Dark", and "Dark needs Light". If he were killed, reality itself would end. It was said that if both God and Amara were to die, a new balance would be established.

Weaknesses

Even though God is one of the most powerful supernatural beings in the Universe, even he has weaknesses of his own.

Harming and Trapping

  • The Darkness - Being his older sister and stronger than him in power, Amara is able to defeat God. She describes herself as being more powerful than him, and God admits he and his archangels "barely" managed to lock her away.[1] God believes that, were he to surrender to her, she would trap him, rather than kill him, and Lucifer has stated that Amara may very well defeat him.[3]
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Amara overpowers God.

Killing

  • Death - Death has said he would be the one who would reap God at the end of time.
  • The Darkness - Amara overpowered God when he tried to use the Mark of Cain to re-imprison her, and then fatally wounded him.[3]
  • Mandatory Existence Compromised - If the Darkness were to be killed, the imbalance would also result in the death of God due to the destruction of reality itself.[27]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
God
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Darkness
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael
 
Lucifer
 
Raphael
 
Gabriel
 
Lower Angels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Demons

Notes:

  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships and brother-brother relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • denotes the deceased


Relationships

Confirmed Creations

  • Archangels
  • Mark of Cain
  • The Universe
  • Heaven
  • Leviathans
  • Purgatory
  • Angels
  • Earth
  • Humans
  • Souls
  • The Word of God
  • Hell
  • Lucifer's Cage
  • God's Bar

God created the universe and nearly everything that resides in it. These include:

  • Archangels: The first and greatest of all celestial beings, their power and formation is from primordial creation.
  • Mark of Cain: The lock and the key to The Darkness' prison, which became the very first curse.
  • The Universe: Some time after God imprisoned the Darkness, God created The Universe.
  • Heaven: God's divine domain, for noble and righteous souls, as well as angels.
  • Leviathans: The first and most rancorous beasts.
  • Purgatory: God's prison for monsters, specifically the Leviathans.
  • Angels: Collectively all celestials under this title that aren't archangels. The soldiers of God.
  • Earth: God's very last masterpiece, according to Lucifer.
  • Humans: God's most beloved creations.
  • Souls: When God created humans he gave them a spiritual essence or a soul, which are also powerful energies that makes humans unique.
  • The Word of God: God ordered Metatron to write down the Angel, Leviathan, and Demon tablets as instructions for his creations.
  • Hell: God's prison for evil souls, demons, and Lucifer.
  • Lucifer's Cage: God's prison specifically for Lucifer.
  • God's Bar: The safest place in all of creation, and God's hiding place from The Darkness.

Physical Appearances

Notes

  • Chuck hints at being a "cruel, capricious god" in his first encounter with the Winchester Brothers but Dean tells him that he is not a god.
  • Of the four times Castiel has died, God himself has resurrected him twice , first from being killed by Raphael, then Lucifer. He confirms this in Don't Call Me Shurley, saying that he's "rebuilt Castiel more times than I can count".
  • Three of the greatest antagonists in the show - Michael, Lucifer and Metatron - have all seen God face-to-face, and have all been previously loyal followers. As of yet, Michael is the only one who hasn't met God as Chuck.
  • God has a name which demons hate, Christo.
  • In Road Trip it is revealed that God left Heaven due to Gadreel failing in his task to protect the Garden of Eden from evil. Later in Don't Call Me Shurley, God reveals he left because he was disappointed by all of his creations.
  • God regarding his creations as experiments is alluded to by Death in season 7. When speaking of the Leviathans, Death says God was worried they'd "chomp the entire petri dish" (a petri dish is a piece of equipment most often used in biological experiments).
  • It is implied by Joshua that God will return to Heaven eventually. However, no one knows when, if at all, he will do so.
  • Although God's appearances since his introduction in season 4 have been scarce, he has been mentioned many times, by several characters, since the beginning of the series.
  • In Don't Call Me Shurley, it is revealed the God was in fact disguised as Chuck, a Prophet of the Lord, so he could get a "front row seat".
  • In Don't Call Me Shurley, it was revealed that God is bisexual.
  • In Don't Call Me Shurley, God told Metatron that inventing/creating the souls made him feel nauseous.
  • In Don't Call Me Shurley, God reveals that he considers music and nacho cheese to be mankind's greatest creations.
  • God has a blog about cats.
  • In All in the Family, God often uses his powers with finger movements such as snapping or waving his fingers. Metatron also referred to this sarcastically when talking about how people envision God. However, he could also use his powers without any gestures or bodily movements, such as when he sent Metatron flying through the doors of his bar just by looking at him.
  • Like Death, God has a fondness for unhealthy food.
  • At PHXCON 2016, actor Rob Benedict confirmed that there was an early draft in season 11 where God died. However the CW prevented this from happening. “There was an early script draft this season where God died. CW stepped in and said they couldn’t kill God.”
  • God's relationship to The Darkness is similar to the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang, or the belief of contradictory forces being complimentary and interdependent, balancing each other out (such as light and dark, or life and death). Their similarities are furthered in [Alpha and Omega]], as God and the Darkness are shown circling each other in their respective white and black smoke forms, seemingly referencing the symbol for Yin and Yang.

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Brother's Keeper
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Swan Song
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 We Happy Few
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Survival of the Fittest
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Great Escapist
  6. Road Trip
  7. The Monster at the End of This Book
  8. Lucifer Rising
  9. Sympathy for the Devil
  10. The End
  11. The Real Ghostbusters
  12. Hello, Cruel World
  13. Reading Is Fundamental
  14. Meta Fiction
  15. Fan Fiction
  16. The Things We Left Behind
  17. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  18. Alpha and Omega
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 Don't Call Me Shurley
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 All in the Family
  21. Heaven and Hell
  22. 22.0 22.1 Dark Side of the Moon
  23. Hell's Angel
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  25. The Born-Again Identity
  26. Do You Believe In Miracles?
  27. Alpha and Omega

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