|“||How do you do it? Live in this grubby shabby desert, nothing greater than yourselves nothing but dirt when you die... no power, no magic. There is no magic in this universe, nothing but a bag of strings and wolves. You should thank me for what I'm about to do. I need to make an important call, I pray to God it even comes through. This is what I'm reduced to.||”|
Virgil is an angel who is the Keeper of Heaven's Weapons. Sometime after Michael's imprisonment in Lucifer's Cage and Heaven falling into anarchy, the weapons were stolen by the rogue angel Balthazar. Virgil subsequently allied himself with Raphael and was given the task of tracking down the weapons he had spent an eternity protecting.
Upon arriving on Earth and taking a vessel, Virgil tracked down Balthazar and confronted him and the Winchesters at Bobby Singer's house where he witnessed the boys being transported into an alternate reality with the "key" to Balthazar's weapons stash.
Virgil followed them into an alternate universe where Sam and Dean were fictional TV characters portrayed by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Virgil ambushed the boys on a sewer stage set and tried to obliterate Dean, only to discover his powers were cut off in this dimension. The Winchesters were then able to overpower and almost beat the angel to death.
He stole the "key" and escaped, however; the nearby studio workers believed he was just another extra. Virgil hid and waited for an opportunity to kidnap someone, which as luck would have it turned out to be Misha Collins; the actor who portrays Raphael's chief opponent, Castiel.He forced the terrified Misha to drive to an alleyway where he expressed his disgust for humanity and this particular universe before killing Misha and using his blood to commune with Raphael, learning that he needed to return to the spot where he first entered at the same exact time, where upon Raphael will be waiting to pull him back out.
Virgil then visited a gun shop and acquired two Berettas and a shotgun, stating that he was the guardian of Heaven's weapons before knocking out the clerk and shooting a customer, Terminator style.
Armed and dangerous, Virgil returned to the set and shot Supernatural creator Eric Kripke (in the alternate universe) several times in dramatic slow-motion with the shotgun before going on an all-out rampage, killing everyone in sight, including producer Robert Singer, as he made his way towards his point of exit. He was then briefly distracted by Sam, allowing Dean to get the drop on him, and together they beat Vigil into unconsciousness.
The brothers then retrieved the key from Virgil and used his exit strategy to escape the alternate universe and return to the "real" world where Raphael was waiting. The key is revealed to be a decoy as Balthazar explains that he has given all the weapons to Castiel, who in turn threatens to use them to destroy Raphael.
With Raphael now destroyed, Virgil is currently still stuck in the alternate reality and presumably in prison for the murders.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Virgil was very aggressive and could easily throw his own brother Balthazar across a room. He was described to be one of Raphael's 'nastiest' warriors, and was heavily implied to be the one who wounded Balthazar in his abdomen. Unfortunately, he lost all of his angelic abilities when he was trapped in Alternate Earth.
- Angelic Possession - He, like all angels, requires a vessel to walk the Earth.
- Immortality - As an angel, Virgil does not grow old and is immune to diseases.
- Super Strength - As an angel, Virgil is physically stronger than humans, monsters, demons, and other angels like Balthazar.
- Super Stamina - He does not need to eat or sleep.
- Telekinesis - He was able to throw Balthazar across a room with ease.
- Teleportation - He could teleport.
- Smiting - Virgil could kill humans and demons with a touch.
- Invulnerability - As an angel, Virgil can't be killed by Earthly conventional weapons, but could only be damaged or banished by angelic weapons.
By being trapped in Alternate Earth, a world without magic, he is currently powerless, and therefore basically human. However, as the weapons keeper of Heaven, Virgil proved to be a highly capable weapons user and he is even well versed in the use of human weapons such as shotguns. He is also highly capable at hand-to-hand combat, able to take on both Sam and Dean at the same time.
Virgil was a ruthless, cunning and no-nonsense individual who did what he was told without question. He took pride in his lifelong task of guarding and protecting Heaven's weapons and he most likely took Balthazar's stealing of said weapons as a personal offense. It is implied he had attacked Balthazar, reducing his vessel down to one lung.
Unique for an angel, Virgil possessed a great deal of knowledge about firearms. He was able to select a shotgun and a handgun from a store based on their design and capabilities. He was also an expert in wielding them. He was also good at hand-to-hand combat, being able to fight on pair with Sam and Dean, two hunters who spent their whole lives training.
- Being trapped in the alternate reality probably saved Virgil, as he most likely would have been murdered in the Purge of Heaven.
- Virgil is the first angel to be trapped in an alternate universe. The second is Lucifer.
- Virgil is the first and longest character to be trapped in an alternate universe.