|“||Two salty hunters, one half-angel kid and dude that just came back from the dead again. Team Free Will 2.0||”|
Team Free Will is a nickname made up by Dean after time traveling back from 1978 to 2010.
The nicknames were based on Sam's former demon blood addiction, possibly Dean's uselessness in the normal world and Castiel's state of unconsciousness, as a result from time travelling.
Dean did not use the name of this team for a number of years, though he continued to fight for free will and object any outside force that tried to control him or his teammates.
In 2017, when Castiel began to doubt his own importance, Dean reminded him that he, Sam and Dean were members of Team Free Will.
- The reason for the name may be because Michael, the team's enemy, opposed free will, as he told Dean prior to sending him back to the present.
- Two of Team Free Will's original three members have been possessed by Lucifer. However, Lucifer has appeared as all members at least once.
- Two of Team Free Will's original three members have killed a primordial entity. Dean killed Death and Castiel killed Raphael.
- Each of Team Free Will's original members was responsible for the death of a Prince of Hell: Dean killed Azazel, Sam killed Ramiel, and Castiel killed Dagon.
- Although not considered an actual member of the team, Crowley is on/off ally of Team Free Will, and has been since the year the team was founded.
- Two members have died at least once in a season finale.
- Dean was killed by a hellhound in No Rest for the Wicked (Season 3). He also died after being killed by Metatron in Do You Believe In Miracles? (Season 9) and subsequently came back to life as a demon.
- Castiel died for the first time when Raphael used Molecular Combustion on him off-screen in Lucifer Rising (Season 4) and again in Swan Song by Lucifer, but was later resurrected both times by God. He died again in All Along the Watchtower (Season 12) when Lucifer stabbed him with an angel blade.
- As of the Season 13 episode The Big Empty, each of Team Free Will's original members has faced another version of their character.
- Dean faced a demon version of himself in Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Season 3) and another one on the apocalyptic universe in The End (Season 5).
- Sam faced another version of himself in The Man Who Knew Too Much (Season 6).
- Castiel faced another version of himself in The Empty in The Big Empty (Season 13).
- As of the Season 13 episode, Tombstone, Jack is officially a member of the team.