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|“||I could have done this quick, but I wanted to enjoy it. That moment when the soul leaves the body. It's beautiful.||„|
|~ Michael to Dean Winchester.|
|“||Michael: Me and my brother - my Lucifer - when we fought in my world, we thought that God would come back. Give us answers. Why he'd gone, what we'd done. But instead, you know what happened? Nothing. No God, nothing. And now - now that I'm in here - now I know why. God -- Chuck is a writer. And like all writers, he churns out draft after draft. My world, this world, nothing but failed drafts. And when he realizes that they're flawed, he moves on and tries again.
Castiel: (…) Why would he do that?
Michael: Because he doesn't care! About you, me, anything. Now, at first, I thought I'd do it better. Show him. Be more God than God. But now? I just wanna burn every one of his little worlds until I catch up to the old man.
Castiel: And then what?
Michael: Even God can die.
|~ Micahel to Castiel.|
Michael is an antagonist appearing in the CW horror/action television series Supernatural, serving as one of two main antagonists in Season 13, alongside Lucifer, and the main antagonist in Season 14. He is the apocalypse universe version of Michael that killed that universe's version of Lucifer in their battle during the Apocalypse and perpetrated a genocide of humanity thereafter, attempting to be more of a God than his father.
Michael later invaded the main universe and made a deal with Dean to possess empower the latter to kill the main universe Lucifer, subsequently breaking this deal, taking over Dean's body completely and resolving to destroy their universe and every other one to spite God, who had long forgotten about Apocalypse World, planning to take Him out as well.
He was portrayed by Christian Keyes as Michael's original vessel, Jensen Ackles while possessing Dean Winchester, Felisha Terrell whilst possessing an unnamed woman, and Ruth Connell when possessing Rowena MacLeod.
This Michael appears to share his counterparts dislike for Lucifer and took pleasure in murdering his own brother. He was eager to grant the same horrible fate to the Lucifer who had traveled from the main reality and considered the chance to do a "good thing". However, though his counterpart admitted his love for his younger brother, this version of Michael seemed to have no such feelings.
He is very ruthless as he didn't hesitate to engage and torture Lucifer and Mary Winchester, an innocent human. He was not above harming his own subordinate after he failed in his efforts to get Jack to open a rift. Michael even attacked the young Nephilim for his defiance against him. He appears to know of his own cruelty as he stated team free will though he was bad after he was defeated by Jack and Lucifer stole the latter's powers.
He is quite power hungry as after discovering that the pair came from another world and seeing it from reading Lucifer's mind he was very eager to invade the prime world. When it comes to his own world he is incredibly wrathful and oppressive to the point where his own subordinates are terrified of him. Further evidence to his ruthless personality, as mentioned by a bounty hunter, Michael is also willing to kidnap people himself or his angels see as useful and enslave them to do his bidding and he also had no qualms with initiating and leading a war of extermination on the human race, killing billions of innocent people in the process. Even Lucifer, a highly ruthless and malevolent being in his own right showed to be disgusted with him to the point that he outright called him "pure evil".
He also appears to be somewhat sadistic as he was shown taking pleasure in taunting and torturing Lucifer and chose to torture him in a cage simply due to Lucifer's fear of being imprisoned. When ordering Zachariah to kill Mary in front of Jack, he even told him to "make her feel it", with a somewhat gleeful expression on his face. He also promised Kevin Tran entry to Heaven if he were to act as a living bomb to kill Jack's friends in order to break the latter's spirits of being unable to protect everyone even if he won. When he saw Gabriel, he was surprised to see him but had no qualms in fighting and soon killing him and smiled proudly as Gabriel's essence burned out and at the latter's dead body. Before Gabriel tried to fight him however, he appeared to be genuinely pleased and surprised to see his younger brother before realizing they were not the same. He also took care in laying his younger brother to the ground rather than tossing it down, showing a level of care and gentleness for his younger brother even after killing him. He also told a vampire that he intentionally let her go to serve as bait for the Winchesters and friends before killing her since she was no longer useful and smiled at her corpse.
He is unlike the main reality Michael who still loved his brothers was more compassionate and only wanted to kill Lucifer as God told him to and would take no pleasure in it as he told dean. This is in great contrast to this version of Michael's view towards Lucifer as he admitted to enjoying killing his brother. Ramiel even stated that Lucifer was the only angel the main version of Michael had ever wanted to kill.
Lucifer considers this Michael comparable to his own version of his brother as he stated that when he puts his mind to something he'll do it, no matter who has to do die to make it happen. This was seen when Lucifer told Castiel that nothing will stop Michael's invasion which goes along with his order to Kevin Tran to find another way to open a rift after Lucifer escaped. According to Mary Winchester, Michael was going to kill her in front of Jack if he didn't comply with his demands and when Jack escaped along with Mary before this could happen, Michael immediately sent his forces to recapture him, while telling them to kill Mary in front of Jack and make her feel it. He also warned his subordinates not to fail him, further showing his desire to get what he wants. Michael was also willing to make a deal with Lucifer to get to the other world, despite his previous attempts to kill him.
Having seen the state of Apocalypse world, Castiel describes him as "much, much, worse" than the main version of Michael in his talk with Duma.
He is also quite manipulative as he promise Kevin that when he let's Kevin into heaven, he would get to see his mother again in his effort to convince Kevin to turn himself into a suicide bomb: keeping him in the dark that in reality, all that Kevin would experience in Heaven was memories.
He does not seem to have any personal loyalties, as he seemingly had no qualms in abandoning his faithful army of angels to invade earth with Lucifer despite leading them for centuries. While he was able to inspire absolute loyalty into his angels, he likely had little regard for them. In his first appearance, he approached Lucifer after the latter killed five of his angels and showed no anger towards Lucifer for killing them and only seemed concerned with finding out how Lucifer was still alive. However, he did express nostalgia when talking about his universe's Castiel and stating that he was disappointed with the main reality's version of him, showing he did acknowledge his siblings.
After reaching the main universe, Michael showed a desire to cleanse it of humanity but to do a better job than he had done in his own world. He was not above admitting that he had made mistakes with his actions In his own world but only intended to improve upon his methods rather than stop. He also stated that he enjoyed killing humans, expressing to Dean that it was beautiful when the soul leaves the body and wanted Dean to be his first victim.
Michael also shows disgust for humanity, as he belittled a human for wanting love and peace, despite his past. He even told two werewolves that he respects monsters for their desire to simply eat and offered them a chance to join him in his army. However, he was willing to let the Alternate Kaia join him, in exchange for her spear but did attack her after her refusal to help him.
He is condescending and looks down on those he sees as beneath him, this is best seen when he referred to himself as the better one than Gabriel when talking to a praying man. He showed this side again, when he spoke to a Reaper and told her of the enslavement of her race in his world, which left her shaken.
However, despite this, Michael displays a level of honor, as even though he could have just simply fully taken over Dean, kill Lucifer and do the same to Jack and Sam, he instead honored the conditions of their deal for a time, allowing Dean to use his powers to fight Lucifer. Only after Dean succeeded in killing Lucifer did Michael betray Dean and go back at their deal and he also spared Jack and Sam, likely implying he saw sparing them as being the replacement of his not taking over Dean. In addition, Michael looked clearly furious and shocked when Lucifer and Jack arrived despite having made a deal with the former, implying had they stayed out of his way, he would have allowed them to go wherever they want and not do anything to them.
Powers and Abilities
- Lower Tier Nigh-Omnipotence: As the oldest Archangel and the first angel in general of his universe, the Alternate Michael has a tremendously vast supply of supernatural power that is almost unlimited, making him the most powerful celestial being that God created. According to the Kevin Tran, Alternate Michael is basically the closest thing to a God in Apocalypse World. The thought of his invasion made Asmodeus show fear despite having gained considerable power from Gabriel's grace, to make plans in procuring a Nephilim to have a chance against him. His impending invasion also caused another Archangel Gabriel to not want to fight him initially and Michael later easily beat and killed him. According to Lucifer, this version of Michael is even much more stronger than the original, which is shown by how he soundly beats Prime Lucifer whereas the original Michael would need enough effort that it would need the world to be devastated for him to win. It should be noted that these feats were all done by him while he is not at full power. After taking Dean as a vessel, Michael is more powerful than ever since he has his true vessel.
- Angelic Possession: Michael requires a vessel to act on Earth, and he must have the vessel's permission. Michael was able to take control of an unnamed man to fight Lucifer in the Apocalypse. Later on, he took full control of his true vessel Dean Winchester. He also displays the power to grant Dean all of his powers to allow him to fight the super-charged Lucifer even while Dean was in control. He could even re enter Dean without his consent, something no Angelic being has done.
- Immortality: As the eldest archangel, Michael has an infinitely long lifespan. He is the first angel and has existed before the universe itself, making him well over 13.8 billion years old. The excessive passing of time does not degrade his vessel, like with all celestial beings. His vessel is unaffected by diseases and toxins. He does not tire, and does not require food, water, oxygen, or sleep to sustain his vessel.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: As the most powerful Archangel, he is invulnerable to almost anything. He showed little pain and barely being staggered by Lucifer and Gabriel's blows and was barely knocked back by a blast from Lucifer. He also withstood a hail of bullets without suffering damage. While in his true vessel, Michael's durability made Dean uninjured by Lucifer's super-charged blows and even a smiting only caused a brief pain.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: If his vessel becomes damaged in any way, he is able to heal it instantly and completely.
- Telepathy: Michael was able to read many of Lucifer's memories regarding his reality.
- Apporting: Michael is capable of this feat like most angels.
- Astral Projection: Michael was able to display his wings.
- Supernatural Strength: Being the oldest, strongest, and most powerful Archangel, the physical strength that Michael endows his vessel with is immense. The Alternate Michael is described as holding far greater strength than Michael by Lucifer, who despite his own immense strength, was no match for him, with Michael making him stagger and restraining him with ease. He was even able to overpower the extremely powerful Nephilim Jack, with no effort though Jack was weakened from the warding of Michael's fortress. When he fought Gabriel, Michael displayed a remarkable superiority, with the mere impact of their blades clashing causing Gabriel to be forced back and a single blow was able to leave Gabriel slightly on his knees. During his attack on the bunker, he tossed aside the Seraphim Castiel and the Winchesters with no effort. He was also able to lift a grown man with a single hand. Inside his true vessel, Michael's strength increases to levels that allows him to be on par with that of a super-charged Lucifer, as shown by how Dean was able to go toe-to-toe with him, able to easily kick him through the church, grapple with him evenly and stagger and harm him with his punches. He restrained a werewolf with one hand and held her high in the air.
- Superhuman Stamina: As an Archangel, Michael's stamina is incalculable and, even when in a vessel, needs nothing to maintain strength, to strive or operate, as he is self-sufficient.
- Telekinesis: Michael is a very powerful telekinetic, being one of the only two, the other being God, able to perform the power without needing a gesture. He effortlessly flung an Arabic man without even bothering to look.
- Healing: Michael can easily heal others of any injury, wound and disease. He was able to heal Lucifer's wounds after extracting his grace.
- Teleportation: Michael can travel from one place to another instantly, without occupying the space in between. He can also take people with him, in the blink of an eye. He displayed this power when he teleported away after killing Lucifer.
- Supernatural Perception: Michael can sense and see things even if they're naturally invisible. He was able to tell main universe Lucifer was who he said was by stating he could feel it and was able to identify Gabriel by looking at him and he could differentiate him from his own reality's Gabriel. He also appears to be able to see when souls leave the bodies, as he called it a "beautiful process" when strangling Dean.
- Terrakinesis: Michael is able to cause powerful earthquakes by thought or presence alone. When he confronted Lucifer, his presence resembled a crashing meteor and caused a crater.
- Manipulation of Light Energy: Michael is capable of generating and unleashing large amounts of light in the form of many attacks. During his fight with Lucifer, he was able to soundly defeat him by launching 2 bluish light bolts. Later on, he easily blasted the door of the Bunker, an extremely powerfully warded entrance, with a single concentrated blast of light.
- Smiting / Death Inducement: Michael was able to smite a vampire, without looking at her or touching her. This was notable as all he did was light up his eyes to do so.
- Nigh-Omniscience: Being the oldest angel, Michael should have immense knowledge and understanding of his universe and is able to be quickly aware of certain events happening, as shown by how he sensed the arrival of Lucifer and later the opening of a portal. He even somehow has vast understanding and knowledge of the main universe, as shown by how he is easily able to locate Sam, Dean and Castiel despite only being there for a short amount of time and is also aware that even if Dean is made to host his other self, he is still able to function just as well as his sword.
- Master Hand To Hand Combatant: Michael is an extremely skillful fighter, as he was able to easily block most of Lucifer blows and beat him to submission in seconds. He later easily dodged Gabriel's sword blows and soon twisted his arm and disarmed him of his blade. Michael also beat the Winchesters and Castiel, armed by weapons, with ease before they can even attempt to attack. Like beings such as Ramiel, he prefers to use his fighting skills against opponents rather than use his powers. Michael is confident in his skill, since he engaged Alternate Kaia Nieves in battle and easily overpowered her until his arrogance allowed her to land a blow on him.
- Master Torturer: Michael is extremely skilled in the art of torture. He was able to torture both Lucifer and Mary so proficiently that even Lucifer was afraid of being tortured again despite having not broken by Michael and noted that Michael's torture is beyond his own and he had never seen the level of skill Michael possessed in torturing in anywhere in Hell.
- Master Swordsman: Michael proved himself an excellent swordsman, casually deflecting Gabriel's blows before using hand-to-hand combat to kill him.
- Spell Casting: Michael was capable of casting a warding around his fortress of such strength that it left the Nephilim Jack almost completely powerless while he also somehow made himself and his angels unaffected. Later on, after learning the ingredients and incantations needed from Lucifer, he successfully opened a portal to the main universe.
|“||Hey fellas, you miss me?||„|
|~ Michael, to Team Free Will after revealing he has made it to the prime world.|
|“||And now this world is mine!||„|
|~ Michael, claiming his victory to Dean after defeating him, Sam, and Castiel at the bunker.|
|“||Thanks, for the suit.||„|
|~ Michael, to Dean after taking full control of him once Lucifer is dead.|
- Lucifer (Apocalypse World) - "Torn apart" during their battle in the Apocalypse.
- Most of humanity and all other life in Apocalypse World - Systematically exterminated in a massive genocide.
- Kevin Tran (Apocalypse World; indirectly) - Committed suicide with an explosive sigil as ordered by Michael.
- Jakob (indirectly) - Killed by Kevin Tran's suicide attack.
- Andy and two other hunters (Apocalypse World) - Killed by Michael's explosive landing.
- Gabriel - Stabbed with an angel blade.
- Gabriel’s vessel (possibly) - Stabbed with an angel blade.
- Lydia Crawford's nest mates - Experimented on with Michael's grace, subsequently died as a result.
- Lydia Crawford - Telekinetically smote.
- Five Apocalypse World Hunters - Violently killed after Michael possesses Rowena MacLeod.
- Maggie (Apocalypse World) - Telekinetically smote.
- Michael was ultimately right about God, as proven at the end of season 14 where He is revealed to have been crafting the "perfect" ending to the Winchesters' story and cared for absolutely nothing but Himself, in a way proving Michael's nihilistic outlook.