Castiel is one of the most fascinating characters in the Supernatural World. He is one of the most beloved and popular angelic being who has managed to capture the hearts of the Supernatural fandom with his unique charming personality. The character has been portrayed by Misha Collins who has now become immortal with his performance of the character. But there are numerous interesting trivia and facts related to Castiel about his story arc, abilities, powers, and personality which numerous fans might not be aware of.
So Take A Look At Interesting And Unknown Facts About Castiel From Supernatural
7. HIS FIRST APPEARANCE
Castiel made his very first on-screen appearance in Season 4 of the Supernatural. The premiere episode of Season 4 of Supernatural is titled ‘Lazarus Rising’ and it aired on 18 September 2008, the episode was directed by Kim Manners. The name Lazarus can be related to the story of Lazarus of Bethany where Jesus restored somebody to life 4 days after his demise. Since then, Lazarus has been used to represent a restoration of life. In the episode “Lazarus Rising”, Castiel is responsible for rescuing dean from the perdition and causing his resurrection. Interestingly, Dean spent four months of earth’s time in the hell although time passed differently in the underworld.
6. HIS CATCHPHRASES & RECEPTION
Another reason for the popularity of Castiel’s character is his highly memorable quotes and catchphrases. Over the course of fifteen seasons, he has uttered some of the funniest quotes and iconic catchphrases such as “I don’t understand that reference”, “I’ll interrogate the cat”, and especially “I am the one who gripped you tight and raised you from perdition”, “I am an angel of the lord”, and “My people skills are rusty”, all these quotes and catchphrases have become very hit with the Supernatural fandom and these iconic lines are often referenced in memes, fan artworks, fan videos, and at conventions. His character has become incredibly popular with the fans who refer to him as ‘as’ with love. Fans appreciate his dry humor and complex personality, his undying loyalty to the Winchesters make him a beloved character among the fans.
5. REAL LIFE ANGEL
Castiel has undoubtedly made Misha Collins a global household name. It is the most successful role of the actor’s career. But did you know that this angelic character extends beyond the screen. As Castiel’s character has garnered an immense fan following, with the fans forming communities on various different social media & micro blogging platforms. Misha Collins has used his character’s popularity to inspire good such as launching a non-profit organization which inspires kindness and promotes charity. All the social activism, charity work, and fan conventions to interact with the loyal fan base, is born due to the success of the character of Castiel.
4. POPULARITY MADE HIM REGULAR
Did you know that Castiel was originally supposed to appear in only a couple of episodes, but the popularity led to his role being extended, eventually promoting Misha Collins to a regular cast member. Misha Collins originally believed that the role of Castiel would end up being just another role, but he was amazed by the extraordinary response that he receieved from the fans. It was something new and he wasn’t prepared for it. Castiel was only supposed to have a 6 episode appearance, but his role was expanded to last for entire season. When the show was renewed, Misha was promoted to a regular.
3. THE NAME
The name of the angel Castiel carries religious origin and has a significance in certain religious texts. The angel appears in various religious texts such as Christian, Jewish, and Islamic. Castiel is considered to be an archangel in Christianity and with the introduction of the angel Castiel, Eric Kripke introduced the Christianity theology to Supernatural. This name has Hebrew roots meaning ‘Shield of God’ or another translation is ‘My Cover Is God’. Castiel is the first angel to appear on the show.
Did you know Jimmy Novak isn’t the first vessel of Castiel, he first used an unnamed woman’s vessel. Castiel’s vessel is Jimmy Novak who is a devout man. Due to his faith, the angel Castiel accepts him as his vessel. Jimmy offers his body and mind to Castiel. Afte the passing of Jimmy, Castiel became the sole owner of the vessel. Jimmy Novak’s vessel is probably the strongest on the show as it has managed to house several supernatural creatures such as an angel, an archangel, a demon, and numerous Leviathans. He has also been possessed by three beings; two angels and a demon at once.
1. HIS CHARACTER ARCS
Castiel’s character has probably one of the best character arcs on the show. His character has undergone numerous transformations, not just physically, but also emotionally. His character has been involved in various story lines which has showed his character development. When the show started, he was a loyal soldier of the heaven who obeyed all the orders without any question, but eventually he defies the command and assists Sam and Dean. The show has done a tremendous job in showing the complicated struggle of Castiel with his care for Winchesters and unwavering loyalty for heaven. From being a stoic angel to becoming an angel with humor and forming close relationships with humans, Castiel really came a long way.