Death is a primordial entity which has existed alongside God and Amara in the Supernatural Universe. It is unknown when did Death came into the existence and who created him. He was there when Chuck AKA God created the Leviathans who were later sent to purgatory. Death is one of the four horsemen and only in the cases of major events, he walks the earth. But Lucifer after breaking free of the captivity of the cage summoned cage and bound him using a ritual to assist him in the apocalypse. But Death enlisted the help of the Winchesters to whom he handed over his ring without any conflict which enabled Sam to lock Lucifer again. Death has helped Winchesters on more than one occasion such as when he was summoned to help with the Castiel who absorbed the souls or when Dean asked Death to bring back the soul of Sam.
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5. DEATH CANNOT BE DEFEATED
While the Winchesters managed to defeat the Horsemen of the apocalypse somehow, but Death is an exception. The four horsemen are a representation of the forces which cause or result into an apocalypse. The four horsemen are Famine, War, Death, and Pestilence. Each horseman is manifested into a human form using a ring. The way to defeat a horseman is to take off their ring. When the Winchesters took off the rings from War and Famine, they were rendered helpless. Whereas Castiel removed the ring from Pestilence. But when it comes to death, he is not interested in Lucifer or the apocalypse. Since Lucifer freed him from the confinement, he is bound to Lucifer. When Dean tracked Death, he handed over his ring to Dean to put Lucifer back into the cage. Thus death was never defeated in the apocalypse. After Dean enlists the help of Death to help him with the Mark, death tells him that he cannot harm the person who has the mark of Cain. But he can teleport him to a different planet, but he instructs Dean to eliminate Sam. But death instead attacks Death with his Scythe thus removing him from the existence.
4. WHY DEATH DIED?
Julian Richings is everyone’s favorite version of the death. After the demise of this ‘death’, Billie who was a reaper became the new boss of the reapers, the new death. But why did Supernatural kill death? At the 2016 and 2017 conventions, the actor hinted that Death is alive and might make a return at some point. However it never happened. Julian Richings’ death met its demise in Season 10. In 2016, he landed a recurring role on Orphan Black, he appeared in a total number of 7 episodes. Then the actor was cast in Patriot in which he appeared in 10 episodes. This could explain why he didn’t return or maybe the writers had no plan to bring back Original Death.
When Dean meets Death in Season 5, he talks about how he has forgotten how old actually is. He mentioned how he might be older than God, and one day he will be the one who will end God. Interestingly, Darkness AKA Amara revealed that she is not familiar with death. This is important because Amara predates the universe, she was there since the beginning. So if Death is older than God then how come Amara doesn’t know about him?
In the alternate universe, Death was imprisoned by the archangel Michael and his army. They did it in order to enslave the reapers who work under the death. This is interesting because the only weaknesses of death are binding through a ritual, God & Darkness. So how an archangel able to imprison a powerful entity such a death.
2. HIS BOND WITH DEAN WINCHESTER
Death demands respect so in his first appearance when a man shoves him, the man can be seen falling to the ground. When Dean meets Death, Death reveals how he has been waiting to meet the Winchester. He conversed and rationally dealt with Dean instead of just eradicating him with a snap of his fingers. It is pretty evident that Death doesn’t get involved in the events of the universe and finds majority of them as uninteresting. What he really cares about is the order of the universe, the natural chain of events. He even shared pizza with Dean Winchester which shows his admiration for the elder Winchester. He also expressed how he doesn’t dislike the Winchesters or see them as enemies, he only dislikes how they tangle with the natural chain of events. Lending his ring to Dean, allowing Dean to become death for a day to understand the importance of the natural order, and also showing up when Dean summoned him. All this shows how much he likes Dean.
1. POWER OF DEATH
Out of all the four horsemen, death is the most powerful one. Among all the beings, he is one of the most powerful beings. Only God and Amara can equal him in terms of power. We saw him entering the cage of Lucifer to retrieve the soul of Sam Winchester with such ease. He was also willing to help Dean by removing the Mark of Cain which is an immense feat. Being death, he could also resurrect all the deceased with ease, but he avoids doing it to upset the natural order. Death is immortal, there’s only one thing which could eliminate him, it’s his own Scythe which Dean used on him.