He’s not “a grunt”. He’s not “a foot soldier”. He’s not “some lowly unimportant angel.” He’s not a mal’akh.
In case you’re not clear on what that means, the seraphim are among the highest echelons of angels. They’re the Burning Ones, the serpents of purifying flame, who cover their faces and feet with two pairs of wings and fly with the third, created to sing YHVH’s praise endlessly. They are the kindlers and enlighteners, angels of clarity and action. Judaic mythology puts them at the fifth choir – the upper-middle rungs of Heaven. Christian mythology describes them as the first choir of the first sphere: the highest order, personal guardians of God’s throne.
Does that sound like a grunt to you?
Furthermore, in 7.21 we learned that Castiel was a captain in Anna’s garrison. If you don’t know why that’s a big goddamn deal it’s probably because you’re not familiar with what the word “garrison” actually means. It’s not just a squadron, people, it’s the entirety of the armed forces stationed at a given base, ie an entire city when it’s humans. When they talk about the garrison they’re talking about all the angels assigned to watch over Earth.
And Castiel was a ranking commanding officer in that, with a battalion of angels at his command. He wasn’t some random foot soldier who just happened to be the first one to reach the Righteous Man in Hell, but a leader in that assault. Despite his brusque nature he’s well-known, well-loved, and charismatic as hell in his own inspirational way – enough so to stir civil war against an archangel.
You should show him…some respect.
A year later and people in the fandom still dismiss Cas as some grunt? >:
I think a post I saw just sent me into a different galaxy altogether. Cas is in a relationship with MEG?
Castiel’s face though…. “Bitch, please. Here we go again with the little errands.”
you can tell he expects to turn around and hear “Hello Dean”
Technically, Cas leading the revolution (reluctantly) makes him a de facto general, doesn’t it?
After all this time, I would think the angel from S4 would’ve evolved by now in terms of power. He’s not the same footsoldier even if the power upgrade isn’t as drastic as angel-to-archangel. I could talk all day about what I think of power and evolution. So I’ll just go with the theory of evolution in the sense that necessity forced the change (upgrade) in him. Fighting all day and everyday should’ve raised his level for combat. Running (and outrunning) angels during the manhunt in S5 should have made him faster, etc etc.
“Prophets are very special, they’re protected.”
I SWEAR TO ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY IN THIS LIFE
IF CASTIEL BECOMES AN ARCHANGEL
I WILL SCREECH SO LOUD ALL THE CHARACTERS WILL LEGIT STOP ONSCREEN AND JUST LOOK OUT AT ALL OF US THROUGH THE TV, WONDERING WHO DARED MAKE SUCH A RIDICULOUS NOISE DURING CAS’ PROMOTION.
“Carry On My Wayward Son,” piece I have in Bottleneck Gallery’s show tonight! The theme is The Gang’s All Here and I naturally chose Team Free Will! Limited edition prints will be available and part of the proceeds go towards charity.
If anyone is in the NYC area today, the opening starts at 7:00 PM at 60 Broadway in Brooklyn. I will totally be there, and would love to see you!
Castiel wings are gorgeous!
DEAN’S IMPALA = KAZ 2Y5
DEAN’S IMPALA = CAS TWO WHY FIVE
’S IMPALA= CAS TO WIFE
DEAN = CAS’ WIFE
it is pure logic
I have official proof now
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell.
- William Shakespeare
God this is such a perfect visualisation of everything I’ve ever wanted from Castiel’s storyline.
One of the greatest fictional characters of all time, I could write whole dissertations on Castiel, I honestly could, that rabbit hole in him just keeps on going.