Supernatural: 10 Ways Jack Got Worse & Worse
Jack is a controversial main character in the final seasons of Supernatural - and in many ways, he just gets worse as the show goes on.
Jack Kline is an important character in Supernatural, but he’s only been around for three seasons. He first appeared in the Season 13 premiere, 'Lost and Found', in 2017. As the only Nephilim ever born to an archangel, Jack came with a lot of lofty expectations from the beginning. Being the son of Lucifer projected him as inherently evil. But he was born innocent… as a teenager with immense and erratic powers.
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He imprinted on Sam, Dean, and Castiel as his parents, and from there, his awkwardness and issues make serious trouble for everyone else. His insecurity and growing powers, especially when he made mistakes, created situations that caused Sam and Dean to fall into conflict with God himself, lose everything they worked for and loved, and left them alone as he got worse and worse.
10 Existential Crisis At Birth
Jack is born into a teenager’s body with rudimentary English language skills and the mind of a clueless child. His powers are dangerous and unknown and, while he’s off trying to figure himself out, Sam and Dean are distracted from more important things. There's a rip in their reality opened to an apocalyptic universe, their mother is stuck there with Lucifer, Castiel is dead, and everyone in Heaven and Hell wants Jack's power for themselves. Jack is interested in the wonders of nougat and finding himself and his family, no matter who his powers hurt along the way.
9 His Daddy Issues Caused Major Universal Destruction Across Worlds
He first looked for Castiel, and his insistence in finding Castiel led to a catastrophic chain of events. The Shadow from The Empty is let loose to wreak havoc amongst Heaven's angels and even affects events on earth.
Sam and Dean give Jack a home, but he’s still insecure in many ways. His urge to please them and search for validation leads him to Lucifer, alternate universe Michael, and the literal wrath of God. Lucifer and Michael's plans kill many hunters they all love, the gruesome bargain Castiel struck with The Shadow, and eventually, Chuck/God kills Jack in his complete frustration.
8 He Developed An Affinity for “Monsters”
During his searching for who he was and who he would be, Dean’s aversion to Jack led him to wonder if he was like one of the monsters they hunted. This caused his affinity for others called “monsters.” He wanted to believe so badly that those that were born from monsters could be good, considering he was born from Lucifer.
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When Lucifer found Jack, he used this to his advantage and tricked Jack into believing he could be good too. The series of events resulting from this gave Michael an opening out of Apocalypse World, to wreak havoc in the main universe, and to eventually force Jace to burn off his soul to kill him.
7 His Will Woke The Shadow From The Empty
Though innocent at first, Jack’s power is still the force that woke The Shadow in The Empty and gave Season 14 and Season 15 the most formidable enemy that Sam and Dean had ever faced. Because of this awakening, The Shadow tricked people, manipulated situations, and ultimately even took Billie (Death herself) off the playing field. The Shadow also resurrected Lucifer at the end of Season 15 to try and give the Winchesters a real weapon that might kill Chuck, and that plan went completely sideways.
6 He Endangered Bobby’s Colony in Apocalypse World
When Jack first arrived at Apocalypse World, he spent time trapped with Michael and knew his wrath. Even after that experience, he wanted to be loved. He wanted to be the hero. He wanted so badly to be good that he stayed in the Colony and put everyone there in danger. His desire to do something worthwhile brought Michael and other angels down on them. He helped to fight them but it was a battle they didn't need to be involved in had it not been for Jack's incessant desire for validation and redemption. Even in another universe, he was worse.
5 Soulless Wandering Jack Hungered For Power
As his soul burned off, his insecurities left him and the desire to be good was replaced with the desire to be powerful. When that power took over his morals and Mary Winchester questioned his actions, his will killed her. Because of him, Sam and Dean lost their mother again and Jack completely went off the deep end. They didn't know what to do with him or what he might do with the world. He became the biggest threat to everything they loved.
4 Manipulated By Duma
Without his soul and hungry for power, the angel Duma (who had taken control of Heaven) manipulated Jack to become the “new god.” After Mary’s death, Jack was lost and looking for his place with the Winchesters once again. He still wanted more power and a reason to use the considerable power he had. As the “new god” he punished people brutally in accordance with the Bible’s Old Testament. He tried to make more angels but just ended up killing a lot of humans that didn’t deserve to die. As a soulless God, Jack was worse than ever.
3 Threw The World Into Honest Chaos
After his stint as the new God failed miserably, Jack was imprisoned and then escaped from the Ma’lak box meant to keep him trapped forever. In his distress, he put the whole world under a spell so that everyone told only the truth, throwing all of Earth into chaos and inviting the wrath of Chuck.
People found out about what really goes bump in the night and the Winchesters were hindered from doing their job. Jack was a failed God but he was even worse as a jilted kid who was sick of being lied to by everyone he knew.
2 His Soul Returned, Jack Plans A Dangerous Sacrifice
Chuck provokes Sam and Dean to kill Jack but they won’t do it and he kills Jack himself. He dies without a soul and is sent to The Empty. Billie resurrects him and he wanders the earth soulless with a plan to make a big sacrifice in order for Billie to put things to rights. He visited the Garden of Eden through the Occultum to get his soul back and Billie’s plan hinges on his newfound urge for redemption. What Jack doesn’t realize is that Billie’s plan will put everyone back where they should have been, including Eilleen, Charlie, Bobby, and everyone else that came back from the alternate apocalypse universe or was resurrected. Because he is steadfast in this plan, Chuck’s wrath is further provoked and everyone they love is taken from them, including Cas invoked his curse so that The Empty would take Billie.
1 In The End, Jack Became A “Hands-Off” Deity
Jack became a power vacuum and his plan with Michael, Sam, and Dean led to a resurrected Lucifer trying to kill Chuck himself. Jack sucked up all their power and he was the one to kill Chuck, and take all his power too. He was more powerful than God and Amara together. He put the whole world to rights but didn’t bring back all the people that had died because of his plan. Sam and Dean have to go on alone while Jack goes off to be a deity in some “hands-off” manner he never really explains. He becomes the most powerful being in the universe and doesn’t do a thing to make up to Sam and Dean all the grief he caused them. This final non-act isolated Sam and Dean for the rest of their lives and made Jack the absolute worst.
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Supernatural Recap: Jack Went to Eden and Came Back with a Special Parting Gift
[Warning: The following contains spoilers from Monday's episode of Supernatural. Read at your own risk]
Are you sitting down, SPN fam? Supernatural may have gone back on hiatus, but the CW series left us with one hell of a parting gift: Jack's (Alexander Calvert) soul returned.
Monday's episode, titled "Destiny's Child," began with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) alerted to a strange noise coming from the library. They arrived to find a pale green Fiat carrying their pretentious doppelgängers, expensive loafers and all. But before the Winchesters could get at why their look-alikes suddenly dropped in, the doppelgängers vanished through a rift.
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After checking in with Cas about what just happened, the brothers were interrupted by Billie (Lisa Berry), who informed the gang that the alternate Winchesters were running from Chuck (Rob Benedict), who's been destroying his other worlds one by one. She went on to explain that Jack eating angel hearts was just the first step in her plan to defeat God. It was time to move on to phase two and a more spiritual quest, which entailed finding a powerful object called the Occultum. Jack, who strolled in eating a peanut butter sandwich, seemed ready, but the Winchesters weren't exactly sure about this plan. After all, Billie didn't provide details about how exactly they'd beat Chuck.
As the brothers researched the Occultum, Dean continued to question Billie's plan. Jack was supposed to kill Chuck, which would then leave Amara (Emily Swallow) alive and the universe imbalanced, which would then end all existence. To counteract that, Dean suggested that Jack also kill Amara to solve their potential dilemma. It works in theory, save for one giant hole: Who would take over after Chuck? Jack?
But there was no time to delve further into Dean's theory since they still had work to do. On a tip from Cas, they hit up Jo (Danneel Ackles), who was wrapping up her latest scam, about the Occultum's location. Illustrated through flashbacks, Jo revealed that she was approached years ago by Ruby (Genevieve Padalecki) about a buyer who would purchase the extremely powerful object for millions. Before Ruby could lock in the deal, however, she was killed by Sam and Dean, so now the Occultum is in Hell.
Elsewhere, Jack indulged himself with a feast of fried chicken, pizza, and hot dogs. But those delicious foods weren't enough to make him forget that nagging feeling of emptiness after burning off his soul. In a heart-to-heart with Cas, Jack revealed that he understood feelings like joy and sadness, but he no longer felt them in the same way he did before he lost his soul. He also noticed that things have changed with the Winchesters, especially Dean, after what he did to Mary (Samantha Smith), and wondered if the elder Winchester would ever forgive him. Cas, explaining that Dean feels things more acutely than anyone he's ever known, didn't have an answer for when that might happen.
As Sam and Dean prepped for their trip to hell to search for the Occultum, they ran into a new problem. The alternate Winchesters were trapped between dimensions, an issue that would have to be addressed at another time because they needed to find Ruby's special object. (Raise your hand if you choked when Cas referred to her as "the demon [Sam was] sexually intimate with.") Instead, Sam and Dean made their way to the underworld, where they were greeted by a demon who agreed to take them to Rowena (Ruth Connell), who now sat on hell's throne. Unfortunately, that turned out to be a trap, and the Winchesters were ambushed on Jo's orders. Yep, the fiery-haired angel had set them up.
Back at the bunker, Cas rightfully remained suspicious of Jo and decided to ask Ruby in the Big Empty about the Occultum's location. In order to get there, he needed Jack to draw his life force into a flash, which would kill him temporarily. If Jack somehow messed this up, though, Cas would be lost forever. It was an especially tall order for the young Nephilim given that he also needed to keep watch over the spell that sent Sam and Dean to hell. No pressure!
In the Big Empty, Cas called out to Ruby, but instead of the deceased demon, he got Meg (Rachel Miner). Actually, it was the Empty in the form of Cas' former flame. Not one to be messed with, Cas reminded the Empty that he was there on Death's authority, so it was probably a good idea to grant his request to see Ruby. Reluctantly, the Empty caved and Ruby was awakened.
With no time to waste, Cas immediately inquired about the Occultum, which Jo claimed was in hell. After asking about Sam, the "big lug" she admitted to really liking, Ruby set the story straight. Jo was the one who had called up Ruby when she realized they were on the brink of an apocalypse with Lucifer and Michael butting heads. Jo wanted to work together ahead of the new world order and mentioned the Occultum, which was actually a place and not an object. They came to an agreement, and Ruby hid it before she died.
After noting that Jo can't be trusted, Ruby agreed to tell Cas where the Occultum was if he helped her escape from the Empty. It turns out dreaming over and over about past regrets while eternally resting was pure torture. Cas told her he'd help her, which prompted Ruby to whisper the location in his ear. Before Cas could leave, however, he was stopped by the Empty, who planned to torture him since Billie never specified that Cas was necessary to complete her plan. Thank heaven for Jack, who pulled Cas out of the Empty before he could be tortured to death. Back at the bunker, Cas was met by Dean, who called him an idiot for going through with this risky plan.
Empowered by Cas' new lead, Dean decided that the Winchester doppelgängers would be useful after all. They would serve as stand-ins for the real Sam and Dean in case Chuck checked in on them while they were out chasing down the Occultum. Sam cast a spell to bring them to their dimension, and we learned a bit more about these alternate Winchesters. Things to note about their world: They don't like beer, John Winchester is alive and spoils them, they get paid to demon hunt, and they carry out the family business on their own private jet because they're filthy rich. In order to pose as our Winchesters, they needed to look the part, which meant Sam had to ditch the man bun and Dean needed to switch his dressy button-down for a casual flannel top. Needless to say, they were offended at the changes but agreed to play along.
While Team Free Will carried out their new mission, the alternate Winchesters were left to their own devices at the bunker. Sam refused to ditch the man bun because his hair was "sacred." Meanwhile, AU Dean found his counterpart's porn collection, which scandalized AU Sam, and noted that the Winchesters had it made. They didn't have to deal with all of the corporate nonsense of monetized demon hunting, like quarterly reports and investor calls. They simply hunted monsters, drank beer, and watched porn.
Elsewhere, Sam, Dean, Jack, and Cas arrived at the church where the Occultum was apparently hidden. Jack pointed out that this was too easy, and right on cue, hell hounds made their presence known with eerie growling. But the boys made it inside the church before they wound up as doggy chow. With the fearsome creatures threatening to tear down the door, the gang searched for the Occultum. Jack quickly found a round, silver object covered in markings that said: "To be in the Occultum, the Occultum must be in you."
Taking the phrasing literally, Jack swallowed the object, which then transported him to an idyllic garden of fresh florals and greens. It turned out the Occultum was actually the Garden of Eden, a place that humans could not enter. He was met by a young girl who led him to a tree with a serpent, who asked Jack two very important questions: Who is he really, and who is he meant to be? Those deep philosophical questions sent Jack into an emotional spiral, with the Nephilim reliving his darkest memories, including murdering Mary Winchester and breaking out of the malek box. He was then transported back to the church and awakened in the fetal position.
Back at the bunker, Dean ushered out the doppel-Winchesters and suggested they head out to Brazil next. Before leaving, alternate Sam revealed that he and his brother found it. Yep, AU Sam and Dean found the Impala and drove it, much to Dean's dismay. Brushing off the humorous moment, Dean checked in with Cas about Jack after his mysterious trip to Eden. Cas noted that something was different about their adoptive son, ushering them in to see him. Jack, an emotional wreck, immediately apologized to Sam and Dean for killing Mary. But this time, he really meant it. He felt remorse. It's only then that Cas confirmed what everyone suspected: Jack got his soul back. Jack then begged for forgiveness and the Winchesters, bearing pained expressions, looked on in silence.
Who else needed to hug a puppy after this?
You know Jack, our galaxy is all bright and shiny and spinny, but in its center lies this very large black hole. Its the same with me. I'm all bright and shiny, obviously -- Not so much spinny. But inside? Empty. […] I feel... nothing. Losing your soul doesn't make you bad. It doesn't make you anything. It's um... an absence of... of pity, of empathy... of humanity.
– Donatello Redfield, 14.15 Peace of Mind
Soullessness is a state of being when a human has their soul forcibly removed from their body while still living. When a soul is removed humans lose the capacity for empathy. The reaction of the human can vary; some may turn violent, being set-off by the most minute incidents, others may show a glib indifference to their surroundings. While losing ones soul does not necessarily lead to amoral behavior or violence, it has shown to be the outcome for most people. One universal symptom of soullessness, however, is that the person no longer requires sleep.
Sam Winchester's soullessness manifested in his near-sociopathic drive to hunt, working off of pure instinct and believing any loss of human life was acceptable for the greater good. The prophetDonatello Redfield was able to work out a method to keep his moral compass after his soul was consumed by Amara, revealing to Sam and Dean that he would think, "What would Mr. Rogers do?" when he came to a moral crossroads, and once he figured that out he would be good about his choices. He later suggests that Jack Kline act based upon what he thinks Sam and Dean would do. In both cases, they would be acting upon what the best men they know would do in a situation. Donatello believed that by following the example of the best person you knew in uncertain situations, a soulless person could learn how to live a relatively normal life.
A soul can be returned to their human host, but only if the soul still remains on the earthly plane. If the soul is released from its confinement, the soul will immediately return to where it came from. Powerful entities can also restore a person's soul, such as when Death was able to retrieve Sam's soul from Lucifer's Cage in Hell and return it to him. Additionally, according to all of the known lore, God, the creator of souls, is the only being capable of restoring a soul that has been destroyed. However, Chuck tells Castiel that He is incapable of restoring a soul, as they are complicated, even for Him. However, Chuck's claim is proven to be another lie when Jack's brief visit to the Garden of Eden through the Occultum showed the ability to restore his soul.
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Upon reuniting with Dean the year after being pulled from Lucifer's Cage, Sam initially attempts to hide his new colder demeanor from his brother. Despite the act Sam puts on, moments slip past that begin to alert Dean that something is off with Sam, such as remembering seeing Sam smile the moment the vampireBoris turned him. After Veritas is unable to force the truth out of Sam, Dean confronts him about what he is. Sam admits that something is wrong with himself, but that he has become a better hunter and nothing scares him. He tells Dean he thinks he needs help, but is met with a knockout punch by Dean.
After calling Castiel to examine Sam, Dean learns that he was resurrected without his soul, which remained in the Cage with Lucifer and Michael, and is impossible for Castiel to recover. While trying to figure out who resurrected Sam, their search brings them to the Alpha Vampire, who remarks that he can smell that Sam is missing his soul and takes an interest, believing without a soul Sam could become the perfect "animal." Sam eventually reveals to Dean he had been continuing to put on an act, telling him he doesn't really care about him, only insofar as he needs his help. He also admits to the innocent people he has killed in the line of duty, telling Dean he thinks he should go back to being his whole self.
Realizing that Crowley doesn't hold his soul, and that getting it back could kill him, Sam accepts that he will not get his soul back and says he doesn't want it back. Dean, however, goes behind Sam's back to make a deal with Death to retrieve it from the Cage and put up a mental wall to protect him from remembering the trauma. Sam goes on to summon Balthazar in hopes of preventing his soul from being returned, Balthazar reveals that in order for this to be achieved, Sam would need to "scar his vessel", making it uninhabitable through the act of patricide. With John Winchester having been dead for years, Sam realized he would have to kill Bobby Singer. As the two engage in a game of cat and mouse, Sam is able to gain the upper hand and capture Bobby. But before he can deliver the killing blow, Dean intercepts Sam and knocks him unconscious. Tied down in Bobby's panic room, Sam sees Death enter. As he pleads for Death to stop, Death tells him he would be putting up a mental wall to protect him, telling Sam not to "scratch it" before he takes Sam's soul out of his bag and places it back inside a screaming Sam.
9.17 Mother's Little Helper
In 1958 at St. Bonaventure's convent, the Knight of HellAbaddon began enacting a plan to create demons only loyal to her, by forcibly removing the souls from people to make her new army. When Sister Mary Catherine has her soul removed, leading to the murder of two people and her suicide, it catches the attention of the Men of Letters, who send initiates Henry Winchester and Josie Sands to investigate. Upon finding ancient pre-Enochian texts scrawled in Sister Mary Catherine's room, they learn that they are dealing with the Knights of Hell. That night, Sister Julia hears a noise and sees Mother Superior dragging a girl to the basement. Following her, she sees a young man tied to a chair and when she attempts to flee is stopped by Sister Agnes. She awakens tied to a chair, where one by one she witnesses the others being dragged into another room where a bright blue light flashes after each person is taken until she is the only one left. Henry and Josie arrive and exorcise the demons. But when they come face-to-face with Abaddon, and are overpowered, Josie offers herself for possession to spare Henry, allowing Abaddon to infiltrate the organization. Abaddon's minion, Sister Agnes, is tasked with keeping the operation going until Abaddon's return.
In 2014, a woman, Karen Young, returns home and violently beats her husband to death with a candle holder after he criticizes her choice of making meatloaf for dinner. When Sam goes off to investigate, he finds her dead in her cell, having used her blood to write "Help" and "Death" on her cell walls before hanging herself. A boy named Billy walking down the road one night is picked up by a man he knows as Mr. Richie. Upon entering the vehicle, Billy begins screaming as a blue light fills the van. Some time later Billy enters a diner where Sam is having dinner, and begins acting confrontational towards the waitress, eventually stabbing her hand to the counter, prompting Sam to intervene and knock him unconscious. At the Sheriff's Department, Sam walks the cell block corridor, where he witness four other people writing on the walls in their blood and banging their heads against the cell door. Reading through the case files, Sam calls Dean with the revelation that people are acting "aggressive, violent, impulsive" almost like he was when he was soulless.
When Sam learns of what Abaddon did in 1958 from Julia Wilkinson, he goes to St. Bonaventure where he finds five jars containing souls on a shelf in the basement. Before he can do anything he is attacked, first by a possessed Mr. Richie, whom he kills, and next by Sister Agnes, who reveals there are more factories out there creating demons for Abaddon's army. Sam attempts an exorcism but is thwarted, until he plays a recording of one off his phone, giving him time to get Ruby's knife and kill Sister Agnes. Sam then gently releases all the souls in the glass jars, allowing them to fly back to the people sitting in the cells, who are shocked and confused about what has happened to them.
10.20 Angel Heart
Under the guise of a faith healer named Peter Holloway, the GrigoriTamiel has been capturing people that wouldn't be missed and placing them in comas where they would experience a dream world and remain trapped in an infinite loop. One of his victims was Amelia Novak, who was shown to see through his illusions and sometimes awaken from her coma, but he always sends her back into her mind. While these people were trapped in their minds, Tamiel cuts into their arms to sample the energy from their souls to feed himself. This plot was uncovered by Castiel, the Winchesters, and Claire Novak who had been searching for her mother. Castiel managed to awaken Amelia, but while Claire tried to help her escape, Tamiel appeared and attacked them with his sword. Amelia sacrificed her life to save her daughter. When Claire managed to kill Tamiel with his own sword to avenge her mother's death, they are able to save everyone else he held captive.
Deputy Jenna Nickerson
11.02 Form and Void
While looking into Amara's crib, trying to comfort the baby's crying, Jenna's soul is consumed. As Dean and Crowley argue outside the house, Jenna, in her soulless state, confronts her grandmother in the kitchen. Brandishing a butcher knife, she tells her grandmother she "always wanted to try this" before brutally and fatally stabbing her. After hearing her grandmother's screams, Dean and Crowley enter the house to find Jenna in a bedroom smashing angel figurines her grandmother collected. She begins to attack Dean, and as he pleads for her to stop, Crowley telekinetically smashes her into the ceiling, killing her.
Len Fletcher / Sydney
11.05 Thin Lizzie
While staking out the Lizzie Borden house to try and get a picture of Borden's ghost, Len Fletcher notices a young Amara looking into the house. He approaches her, and the two begin discussing Lizzie Borden. Amara's views on her disturb Len and he is attempting to ditch her when Amara places her hands on his face and consumes Len's soul. Len's soullessness manifests through his lack of eating, sleeping, and dreaming, and realizing that the things that used to make his skin crawl no longer bother him. He also experiences a general indifference to the things he once loved, such as his Lizzie blog and ghost conventions; he goes so far as to put his whole Lizzie Borden collection on eBay. He reveals to Sam and Dean that he has been faking being a "superfan".
He questions Sam and Dean about what is wrong with him, believing he may have cancer or had a stroke. He tells them that he has a feeling of something dark with wings inside of him, preparing to hatch. Dean eventually bluntly tells Len he has no soul and that Amara sucked it out. Relieved to finally know what happened, Len joins with the Winchesters as they go to find Sydney, handcuffing him in the Impala.
Sydney meets Amara outside a bar after breaking up with her boyfriend. Amara, feeling pity, gives Sydney a feeling of ultimate bliss. But when Sydney calls Amara an angel, her demeanor changes and she sucks out her soul. Sydney's soullessness makes her feel free, and leaves her believing Amara to be a goddess and thinking her soullessness was a gift. Her soullessness prompts her to kill her ex and his new girlfriend in the Lizzie Borden house, as well as the parents of the boy, Jordy, whom she babysits, believing she could take better care of him than his neglectful parents. As she is about to kill Sam and Dean, they are rescued by Len, who ripped off one of his thumbs (just to see if he could do it) to escape from the Impala, and who kills her with a hatchet. He tells Sam and Dean that while his brain told him to help them, he didn't feel anything. When Sam and Dean refuse his suggestion of killing him, Len declares his intention of turning himself in for all the murders, fearing that the darkness bubbling inside him will lead to him killing more people.
11.06 Our Little World
After turning himself in to the Fall River police, Len is killed while in custody by the demon Marco, who was sent by Crowley to "clean up" all the soulless people Amara has been creating in her wake.
11.06 Our Little World
Goldie comes face to face with a young Amara late one night in a park. When Goldie asks if Amara wants something, Amara tells her that she wants to be like her and proceeds to consume Goldie's soul. Goldie's soullessness causes her to attack and attempt to kill her mother the next morning; failing to do so, she is taken into custody by the police. Goldie is later used as bait by Sam and Dean in order to trap the demon Marco, who had been sent by Crowley to kill all the soulless people Amara had been making.
11.22 We Happy Few
In order for Amara to find the location of Chuck, she pays a visit to Donatello Redfield's home in Lewis, Oklahoma. Donatello remains defiant during Amara's assault, refusing to reveal God's location. His defiance leads to Amara consuming Donatello's soul, during which she obtains the information.
13.02 The Rising Son
With the birth of Jack Kline, Donatello is drawn to Sam and Dean's location in Wyoming. It's there that he reveals to the brothers that Amara took his soul. He explains that he's worked out a method to keep his moral compass, which involves the simple mantra of asking himself, "What would Mr. Rogers do?" He tells the brothers that when he comes to a moral crossroads, as long as he can "nail that" he is usually good.
13.13 Devil's Bargain
Sam and Dean call on Donatello to decipher the demon tablet, to learn if there is a spell to open a rift to Apocalypse World.
13.14 Good Intentions
The unforeseen results of Donatello deciphering the demon tablet are revealed after he attempts to kill Sam and send Dean and Castiel to their deaths fighting Gog and Magog. Castiel explains to the Winchesters that the human soul acts as a filter to the dark energies of the demon tablet; without his soul Donatello becomes corrupted by the tablet, believing that he saw "the power of God" when he deciphered the text and that Sam and Dean want to take it away from him. Due to his soulless nature and corruption, Castiel suggests the kindest thing to do would be to end Donatello's suffering, a plan which Sam and Dean vehemently oppose. Instead, Castiel locks himself in the dungeon with Donatello and forcefully extracts the information he gleaned from the demon tablet, leaving him brain-dead and on life support.
14.12 Prophet and Loss
After helping Donatello wake up, Castiel tells Dean that while Donatello is no longer his twisted, corrupted self, Donatello remains soulless. Dean accepts this, commenting that "nobody's perfect."
14.15 Peace of Mind
Worried about Jack Kline's possible soullessness, Dean brings him to Donatello, whom he calls the expert on soullessness due to how long he's been without his own soul. Donatello tells Jack how Amara ripped his soul right out of him, but states that it was neither his best nor his worst day. Donatello describes the emptiness that comes with having no soul to Jack and everything that he lost as a result. Donatello states that whenever he wants to "blend in," he thinks "what would Mr. Rogers do?" calling Mr. Rogers the best man he knows. Donatello suggests that Jack do the same with the Winchesters, who are the best men Jack knows.
15.08 Our Father, Who Aren't in Heaven
When Donatello is asked to decipher the demon tablet to find any weaknesses Chuck may possess, the work comes with the risk that the tablet's dark energy could corrupt him again due to his soullessness, so he asks them to shoot him if he goes crazy again. While Castiel and the Winchesters are watching him, Donatello manages to read the tablet without falling prey to corruption. He finds Metatron's annotations, which give context to God's actions and specify a secret weakness He only shared with His favorite. Castiel deduces that since the demon tablet was dictated after Lucifer's imprisonment, God's favorite at that time was Michael.
12.10 Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets
Since 1901, Lily Sunder has been utilizing Enochian magic to acquire angel powers such as smiting, access to angel radio, and a resistance to angel powers, as well as extending her life. However, this magic comes at a price, as each time she uses one of these spells, a piece of her soul burns away, bringing her closer to soullessness. She tells Sam that she has already begun to lose her ability to dream.
By 2018, Lily Sunder only has a sliver of her soul left. She stops using her Enochian spells, as with some of her soul remaining there is still a chance for her to enter Heaven when she dies so she can be reunited with her daughter May. Ceasing her spells results in her losing her longevity and youth. She agrees to help the Winchesters save Jack if they can get her into Heaven. Lily believes that she will go to Hell when she dies due to killing many angels during her lifetime and this fear is confirmed after summoning Anubis.
Dean accuses Lily of having lost so much of her soul that she's not really human anymore and appeals to her as a parent to not let them go through the loss of a child like she did. Lily agrees to help but dies after resurrecting Jack.
Lily appears before Anubis, where she discovers that she is going to Heaven due to her final selfless act to save Jack.
After losing his grace, Jack falls seriously ill, though he does his best to hide it at first. It is revealed that the loss of his grace has caused Jack's human and angel halves to begin attacking each other, leaving Jack in total systemic failure. Following his death, Jack is reunited with his mother in Heaven but is stalked by a dark force. Lily Sunder uses Enochian magic at the cost of her life to resurrect him. Castiel is able to return Jack's soul to his body from heaven. Lily's magic is powered by Jack's soul, but keeps his body intact. However, Jack also begins using this magic to replicate his original powers in dangerous situations, despite the dangers associated with burning away his soul in the process. In addition, the magic does not appear to fully cure Jack as his condition reoccurs at least once and he has to heal himself again. Jack subsequently regains his powers after killing Michael and absorbing his grace. However, killing Michael burns away a great deal of Jack's soul, leaving him soulless. Though he was resurrected a second time with no soul, Jack's soul was subsequently restored by the Garden of Eden after he journeyed to it through the Occultum.
Lily Sunder agrees to help resurrect Jack using her magic, but tells Sam, Dean, and Castiel that it will use part of his soul in process. They argue over whether this is too high of a price, but in the end agree to proceed as it seems to be their only option. Castiel finds Jack's soul in Heaven. Jack is hesitant about the plan, but is swayed when he finds out that if he remains in Heaven, the Cosmic Entity intends to destroy it to get him. Castiel sends Jack's soul back to his body for a few seconds - long enough for Lily's magic to use the power of his soul to resurrect and heal him.
Lily insists that the loss of a small part of his soul will not have any long-term effects on Jack as long as he only uses her magic to sustain his life.
While Sam is hooking Michael up to Toni's rig, Jack wonders if he could use Lily's magic to help, however the idea is passed over. Later, Jack uses a piece of his soul to kill five of Michael's Monsters invading the bunker. In the kitchen, Castiel explains to Jack about what he saw first-hand when a human has no soul. He says that keeping the soul intact is about Jack staying the way he is just as much as it's about keeping him alive. Jack promises it won't happen again.
Jack continues to tap into his soul to keep himself alive. When Castiel is envenomated by the gorgonNoah Ophis, Jack is forced to uses his soul to heal Castiel as the gorgon anti-venom Rowena devised doesn't work on angels. During a talk with Castiel, Jack is frustrated by being unable to help the people he loves like he could before. When Michael escapes Dean's mind and possesses Rowena, he tries to kill Castiel and the Winchesters, but Jack intervenes. Jack taps into his soul to utilize Enochian magic to force Michael out of Rowena and destroy him, leaving only his grace for Jack to consume, restoring his powers and eliminating the need for him to continue tapping into his soul.
14.15 Peace of Mind
Following the death of Michael, the Winchesters and Castiel are left worried about how much of Jack's soul he burned away. Castiel tells Dean that he doesn't think its all gone, that there's some left, but he's not sure how much. Dean later takes Jack to Donatello Redfield, whom Jack tells that he doesn't feel nothing, but he doesn't feel the same either. However, Jack admits that he also doesn't know what emptiness feels like so he can't be sure if he's feeling that. Jack still shows care for the Winchesters and Castiel, telling Donatello that he doesn't want to worry them, his family. Donatello suggests that whenever Jack's unsure of what to do, he should think to himself "what would the Winchesters do?"
When Dean asks Donatello if Jack still has a soul, all Donatello will say is that "he's been around" but if Jack seems okay, he probably is. After Dean asks if Jack is like Donatello, he tells Dean that Jack definitely isn't, as Donatello is only a prophet while Jack is probably the most powerful being in the universe and they have no way of knowing what's going on in his head.
14.17 Game Night
While the Winchesters continue to worry about the state of Jack's soul, Castiel attempts to reach out to God with the help of Sister Jo, as the lore states that God is the only one who can restore a soul. Unable to contact God, both Jo and Castiel acknowledge the truth that Castiel has been hiding from the Winchesters: Jack burned up his soul completely when he killed Michael and is now soulless. Castiel decides to stop hiding the truth after coming to terms with the fact that there is nothing he can do to reverse Jack's soulless state.
Castiel reveals to the Winchesters that Jack is completely soulless and admits to having known since Jack killed Felix the snake. After accidentally killing Mary Winchester, Jack begins hallucinating Lucifer, who tells Jack that his remorse is something that is left over from when Jack had a soul and he presses Jack to let go of it. Jack attempts to resurrect Mary and undo his mistake, but fails.
In an attempt to do good, Jack compels everyone in the world to tell the truth and then tries to visit his grandparents. After being confronted with his lies, Jack becomes hostile but stops himself from harming his grandmother. When God shows up, the Winchesters ask Him about restoring Jack's soul, but God claims that it's impossible as souls are too complex, even for Him. However, the veracity of his claim could not be confirmed or denied at the time.
Later, while talking with Castiel, Jack acknowledges for the first time that he truly doesn't feel anything anymore. He tells Castiel he understands Castiel is acting out of love, but while Jack wishes he could return the sentiment, he just can't. However, despite lacking his soul, Jack still retains his morals and recognizes that every time he tries to do something good, he only causes more harm. Believing himself to be a monster, Jack accepts his fate when Dean tries to kill him with the Equalizer, but Dean can't bring himself to do it. After being killed by God, Jack's angelic essence is sent to the Empty where he awakens to find Billie and the Cosmic Entity.
15.12 Galaxy Brain
Despite his resurrection by Billie, Jack is revealed to still be soulless, something that has Sam worried. However, despite his soulessness, Jack appears to have retained his old personality.
15.13 Destiny's Child
While talking with Castiel, Jack explains that while he can remember what it was like to feel and understand emotions, he still can't feel and is clearly bothered by that fact. He is also able to understand the pain he caused by killing Mary Winchester, but feels nothing over it.
While in the Garden of Eden, Jack experiences several of his memories, including some of the harm he caused while soulless, reducing him to tears. As Jack cries with remorse over Mary's death, Castiel reveals that Jack's soul has been restored.
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Spawn of Lucifer
Lucifer Jr., Antichrist, Damien, Rosemary's Baby(by Dean Winchester)
The Evil Jesus(by Dagon)
Lucifer 2: Electric Boogaloo, Bieber (by Miriam)
Monster (by Dean Winchester and Mrs. Butters)
Abomination, The Nephilim (by Angels)
The Jack (by Demons)
The Half-Breed (by Zachariah and Michael)
Kiddo, Jackie, The Nougat-Loving Boy (by Lucifer)
The Son of Lucifer, a hunter, a Winchester (by himself)
The new God
|“||I'm around. I'll be in every drop of falling rain, every speck of dust that the wind blows, and in the sand, in the rocks, and the sea. (...) And those answers will be in each of them. Maybe not today but... someday. People don't need to pray to me or to sacrifice to me. They just need to know that I'm already a part of them and to trust in that. I won't be hands on. Chuck put himself in the story. That was his mistake. But I learned from you and my mother and Castiel that... when people have to be their best... they can be. And that's what to believe in. Well... I'm really as close as this. Goodbye.||”|
— Jack explains his decision after becoming the new God
Jack Kline (b. May 18, 2017) is the son of Lucifer and Kelly Kline. He is the first and only known Nephilim to be sired by an Archangel. Jack was taken in by Sam Winchester and Dean Winchester who would teach him how to master his powers. During this time, Jack played a role in the resurrection of Castiel who he had chosen as his father.
Jack would leave the Winchesters and Castiel to go off to master his powers, in an effort to prove he is good he would search for a way to rescue Mary Winchester for her sons. Jack would be sent to Apocalypse World where he'd rescue Mary and they fight out off many angels to protect a human colony.
Wanting to free the Apocalypse World from Michael's reign, Jack would form a resistance composed of humans to stand against the angels.
In the months that followed, Jack would see many victories over the angels before he was reunited with Sam, Dean, and Castiel. Jack also met his biological father Lucifer and his uncle Gabriel. He was unsure of how to deal with this but decided to hear his father out and even got on good terms with him. Jack believed that with his father, he could defeat Michael. However, his close status with Lucifer raised concern from the Winchesters and they soon put a stop to it in the evacuation of Apocalypse world by leaving Lucifer trapped.
Lucifer however returned and offered to take Jack to the stars where they could go on a father-son journey cross the known universe. Jack at first accepted immediately but after seeing Lucifer's true malicious self he disowned him as his father. In retaliation, Lucifer stole Jack's grace, leaving him powerless. With Lucifer poised to destroy everything, Dean became the vessel for the Apocalypse World Michael and killed Lucifer in battle to Jack's great relief before Michael took control of Dean and departed, loose upon the Main Universe.
In the time after his loss of power, Jack spent time adjusting to being human as he waited for his grace to return. However, he also felt worthless as he couldn't stop Michael but overcame it by using his basic hunter knowledge to help out. It was also shown that he was experiencing an illness but didn't know what was causing it though withheld this from everyone. After Dean returned, Jack went on a case with him and did very well but his illness finally took hold. It was discovered because his grace kept his body intact, Jack's body couldn't sustain without it and he was dying. After being given grace of his uncle Gabriel and being helped by Rowena MacLeod, Jack's body was giving out. Jack soon died and went to Heaven but he left his Heaven to enter his mother's heaven where he finally connected with her. However, Jack was pursued by The Shadow who sought to claim him but because of the Winchesters and Castiel, Jack was resurrected and returned to Earth.
Later after a final confrontation with Michael he kills the archangel before consuming his grace and restoring his powers.
However, Jack's soul had burned out and his actions caused the others to worry on his condition. When Jack killed Mary Winchester, he sought to redeem himself by creating new angels but it didn't help and he was locked away by the Winchesters. Jack escaped and roamed Earth before he was confronted by the Winchesters who intended to kill him but stopped. This resulted in God returning to Earth and personally killing Jack and plunging the world into chaos to punish humanity for the defiance. Jack was sent to The Empty where he awoke. His corpse is subsequently used as a vessel by the demonBelphegor to help the Winchesters after he escapes from Hell. However, Castiel smites Belphegor with considerable power after learning that the demon intends to use the Winchesters to gain power for himself. This second smiting burns Jack's corpse into a charred skeleton.
To keep Jack safe, Billie keeps him hidden in the Empty until God leaves the Earth after recovering his full powers. Once God is gone, Billie resurrects Jack and provides him with a plan to eventually become strong enough to kill God, though he must hide and not use his powers until he's ready so as not to draw God's attention to him again. Initially resurrected soulless, Jack's soul is restored by the Garden of Eden after he visits through the Occultum. Jack later reveals that he is being turned into a bomb that will cause God and the Darkness to cease to exist, but which will also be fatal to Jack himself. After Sam prevents the plan from coming to fruition upon discovering that Billie is making a power play, Jack detonates in the Empty, but survives the experience. However, Jack is left powerless once more as a result.
Left the only survivors upon an otherwise empty Earth, the Winchesters and Jack team up with Michael and, reluctantly, a resurrected Lucifer to defeat God. After the second death of Lucifer and the betrayal and death of Michael, Jack absorbs God's power and becomes the new God, the effort to turn him into a cosmic bomb having also made Jack a power vacuum that sucked up all of the power around him, including from the fights with Michael, Lucifer and Chuck. As the new God, Jack resurrects everyone that Chuck had wiped from existence, but decides not to take a hands on role in the world, feeling that that was Chuck's mistake. Jack subsequently releases Bobby Singer from Heaven's dungeon and with the help of a once again resurrected Castiel, reshapes Heaven for the better.
While still in his mother's womb, Jack was shown to be aware of his surroundings. He glanced at Dr. Turner during an examination and actively chose Castiel as his new protector and guide, replacing Dagon and even going so far as to help Castiel kill Dagon.
Since his father is Lucifer, it is a general assumption that Jack is the embodiment of pure evil. This belief was originally shared even by his mother, who attempted suicide so that her child wouldn't be unleashed upon the world. Jack resurrected her, however, saving himself in the process. Kelly then became convinced that Jack could be good, and that the world needed him. Eventually, after the child helped him defeat Dagon, Castiel also became hopeful that Jack was good, and could make the world a better place. He even claimed to have been shown a vision of a future without pain, fear, or suffering.
Upon delivery, the baby rapidly ages and leaves his dead mother on her bed while he retreats to his nursery. When Sam discovers him, Jack is now an adult and smiles menacingly at the hunter.
Immediately after being born, Jack began searching for Castiel, who he saw as his father, and showed great confusion at the world around him. All that he appeared to know was that his mother was in Heaven and his father was supposed to be waiting for him, but nothing beyond that. While Jack possessed memories from while he was in the womb, he didn't appear to understand what they meant. Jack was shown to enjoy some simple pleasures such as eating junk food with Clark and using his powers to get them some more. Jack has taken to using the computer more often after Sam showed him how to use it and mostly watches videos or plays games.
Because of his own heritage as the son of Lucifer, Jack has shown an at least somewhat sympathetic view toward those like him (mistaken to be evil monsters) as he connected with Mia Vallens, a shapeshifter who tries to help people. Jack comforted her after she expressed sadness that she wasn't able to help anyone and she accepted his words. He also showed some sympathy towards Kaia Nieves, a Dreamwalker who struggled to control her power (and could only go to the Bad Place). He later attempted to convince her that there can be more use to her powers as he helped her see other worlds besides the one she has seen. Jack was kind to the Witch Rowena MacLeod, despite having heard about her from Castiel, Sam, and Dean but this was because he wanted to thank her from her part in saving him and the refugees. This left Rowena flattered and she agreed to help him. However, he will call the beings who kill for pleasure a monster, as seen when he called the angels "killers" or the Gorgon Noah Ophis a monster. He also did not hesitate to kill the Grigori Sariel and smiling when he tells the last Grigori that he killed his brethren because of their feeding on humans.
After accidentally killing someone, Jack showed great devastation and remorse for his actions and left the Winchesters and Castiel because he was afraid that if he stayed, he would eventually hurt them. This act also motivated him to go out on his own and master some of his powers to prove he is good.
Jack was shown to see Castiel as his father instead of Lucifer, due to what Kelly had told him about Castiel. After Castiel was resurrected and Jack met him, he was very to excited to see him and hugged his uncle. He also declared that he only sees the Winchesters and Castiel as his family and states that his biological father Lucifer as well as the angels, his other uncles and aunts, were nothing to him due to their ways. Even Lucifer himself (upon hearing from Castiel about Jack's view on him when Asmodeus was holding them prisoner and later being told by Rowena that he meant nothing to Jack) believed that Jack wouldn't give him a chance unless he came bearing gifts (causing him to resurrect a recently deceased Sam). Even Anael who had never met Jack predicted that should Lucifer and Jack meet, then Jack would meet him with nothing but contempt and could easily tell that Lucifer did not want to find him out of fear that this would happen. Jack's words regarding seeing Sam and Dean as family are supported by the fact that he protected Sam from being killed by a shapeshifter and saving Dean from being killed by an angel. He went so far as to attempt to find a way to rescue their mother Mary Winchester for the sake of Sam and Dean. Also, Jack bonded Mary in their time together in the other reality and even protected her from Kevin Tran's suicide spell. He also got along with his uncle Gabriel who was not a hostile angel like the others he met and even considered Gabriel's remarks on Lucifer. During his talk with Lucifer, he expressed interest in his grandfather God. Rowena even stated to Lucifer that to his son he was a stranger, while Castiel, Sam, and Dean were Jack's real fathers, this was supported as when a sick girl later asked Jack if Castiel was his father and he replied that he was "one of them" in The Scar. During his sickness, he bonded with Dean as if he was his father and enjoyed his time. While he was in Heaven, he grew attached to his mother Kelly Kline when meeting her for the first time and was happy that she felt the same about him. Jack even tried to defend her from The Shadow only to fail. When he was about to leave, he felt reluctant since he knew that he wouldn't see her again but gained closure after she told him to live a full life and confirmed her love for him by promising to wait for their next meeting. When he met his grandfather, he was shocked to see him but surprised at his desire for the Winchesters to kill him before he carried out the deed himself. He got along with his great aunt The Darkness, despite knowing that he would inevitably kill her. He shared a high five with his aunt Serafina, after she showed him kindness.
By the time he was about six months old, Jack had developed into a kind-hearted person who cared greatly for others. While in Bobby Singer's colony, Jack admired the people there for their bravery and even admitted to liking the place and wanting to stay. Jack went so far as to use his powers to entertain the young children of the colony who had been living a hard life by creating interesting shadow puppets for them. When Bobby ordered Jack exiled from the colony due to his nature as a Nephilim, Jack was hurt and confused by this rejection and by the angry way Bobby treated him when Jack tried to offer his help.
Following in Sam and Dean's example, Jack chose not to run and hide when ordered to by Mary but to help defend the colony because it was the right thing to do as he'd learned from the Winchesters. Further following in their example, Jack decided to save the remaining human population of Apocalypse World by killing Alternate Michael as it was the only way to stop his and the angel's genocidal war against them.
While originally not caring about Lucifer at all, Jack, despite being wary of him, decided to hear Lucifer out when he arrived at the Dayton outpost in Apocalypse World. Jack became fascinated by the things Lucifer told him and even came to call Lucifer "my father" despite previously claiming that Lucifer meant absolutely nothing to him. He seemed to have taken a much better view of his father after learning he fought against Michael to protect him, looking saddened as he contemplated the fact that Lucifer was probably dead and he seemingly sacrificed himself to protect Jack. While enamored by Lucifer's words and the idea of a father-son relationship with him, Jack came to see the truth about Lucifer upon discovering he killed Jack's friend Maggie, he rejected his father completely in favor of the Winchesters who Jack saw as his true family, not showing anything towards Lucifer except anger and contempt in the process. Despite this, however, somewhat similar to when Lucifer appeared shocked and even somewhat concerned as Jack is about to kill himself (showing his father still took little joy in his son's suffering despite having been disowned and having been more than willing to create another child after such rejection), when Lucifer died, Jack, while showing no signs of empathy for Lucifer's death, did not celebrate it as the Winchester's (who had held a grudge against him for years) did, looking not as glad about it as they were, but showed to be at least relieved and glad that Lucifer's plan to destroy the Universe had been stopped. This, if true, probably implied that while he had disowned and no longer saw Lucifer as his father, he still took at least no genuine pleasure over Lucifer's death, likely as unlike the Winchesters and Castiel, he held no actual personal grudge against Lucifer, or at least not one as significant as they did. He later showed some sympathy towards Castiel for his awkwardness in being around Nick, Lucifer's vessel, as it reminds him of Lucifer, claiming that being around Nick is hard for him too, possibly hinting that he does in fact hold some amount of disdain towards Lucifer. When fighting Michael, Jack declared himself both as Lucifer's son and a Winchester. Though Nick later tried to bring Lucifer back, Jack intervened and personally sent Lucifer back to the Empty rather than allow his father to be brought back.
Jack cares deeply about others and is bothered greatly when he can't save people or hurts people by accident to the point that he even has nightmares about it. At one point, Jack literally beats himself up after he lost his temper over the murder of Maggie and nearly strangles Nate (who he initially believed had killed her) to death as a result. Jack's protective instincts are in fact, so strong that he will retaliate or turn against anyone if they have hurt someone he cares about, as shown when he brutally attacked Michael when he attempted to kill Sam, Dean and Castiel, and later effectively disowned his own father for killing Maggie. He also fell into a deep rage, as Michael's monsters killed the hunters in front of him that forced him to use his powers to obliterate them, despite needing to conserve it to live. He also used his powers to fight Michael when he possessed Rowena and used his abilities to eject him from her and killed the Archangel.
Jack has shown a capacity for self-sacrifice. When Lucifer ordered Sam and Jack to fight to the death with the victor surviving, Jack rejected Sam's offer to kill Sam and live and the idea that he could defeat Lucifer and regain his powers. Instead, Jack, without hesitation, attempted to sacrifice himself in an act of suicide so that Sam could live on and continue the fight with his planned last words being to tell Sam that he loves everyone. He was only stopped when Dean unexpectedly arrived to fight Lucifer.
Because he mostly relied on his powers for everything, Jack felt lost in the weeks after losing them. Slowly, Jack began to feel insignificant because of the threat of Michael loose on the world and himself not being able to do anything to stop it. Jack's sense of being useless also became more significant when he struggled with trying to adapt to fight like a human until his powers return and felt completely useless when he failed in adjusting to it and was unable to help in the mission to save Castiel, which led him overpowered by the demons holding Castiel prisoner. This view of himself seemed to have faded away after he managed to save Lora, a girl who had her life taken by a witch who had been stealing her life force and he seemed to feel better about himself.
By the time of Dean's return from his possession by Michael, Jack saw the Winchesters and Castiel as his fathers and vice versa. Despite their rocky start, Jack became particularly close with Dean who taught Jack how to drive on the Impala when he was dying and Jack choosing to do fishing with Dean because he knew it was an activity that Dean had enjoyed doing with his own father. Dean's opinion of Jack was always shown to matter quite a lot to him with Dean's initial impression of Jack as a monster sticking with him even after the two became close, though Dean grew to regret this opinion. Even when furious with Jack over killing his mother, Dean ultimately couldn't bring himself to kill Jack despite Jack accepting and welcoming his fate. God considered Dean killing Jack to be a father killing his son, showing the depth of the relationship Jack and Dean had developed.
Because of Jack's desire to protect his loved ones, he can show a ruthless side to himself at times. This was seen when he threatened the Prince of Hell Asmodeus for trying to hurt Sam, Dean, and Donatello Redfield. He also blasted away the shapeshifter Buddy when he tried to kill Sam, protected Dean from angels, and killed Alternate Zachariah to save Mary. When alerted of the danger by Sam, Jack returned to the bunker and attacked Alternate Michael for his assault on his family and showed him no mercy as he prepared to act on his promise to kill him. He later acted upon this promise with no hesitation when he used the power of his soul to kill Michael and use the archangel's grace to restore his own powers, despite the risks of burning off more of his soul.
After burning off a large portion of his soul while killing Michael, Jack is shown to be quieter and more reserved then he once was, most likely due to whatever degree of soullessness he is now suffering from. Though not uncaring, he has stated he feels different then he did, though he is shown still to care for the Winchesters and Castiel, as well as others.
Since regaining his power, Jack's old personality of showing them off returns and when hanging out with teenagers, he couldn't help but show off. However, when he accidentally stabs a girl, his sense of guilt returned and he didn't want to have cause another fatality and immediately heals her. He was distraught that his actions caused the teens to become scared of him and his powers. At the bunker, he withholds the event from the Winchesters since he knew they would be disappointed in him and understood their secret wariness of him.
It is eventually revealed that Jack's soul really is gone since killing Michael and he has lost much of his morals as a result. Jack brutally killed Nick for trying to resurrect Lucifer, instead of doing it in a more painless way and in a moment of anger, lost control and accidentally killed Mary Winchester. Though Jack tried to correct his mistake by bringing Mary back, his hallucinations of Lucifer said that his guilt was merely a reflex left over from when he did possess a soul. As a result, Jack's subconscious manifested a hallucination of Lucifer to act as sort of his voice of reason.
After getting locked in the Ma'lak Box, Jack was distressed to be betrayed, but still couldn't bring himself to seriously harm or kill the Winchesters and Castiel. After seeing the effects of his making the whole world tell the truth and scaring his grandmother, Jack came to the belief that he truly was the monster Dean first saw him as since every time Jack tried to do good, even without his soul, he caused more harm in the process. As a result, when Dean tried to kill him, Jack accepted and even welcomed his fate, caring enough to want to cause no more harm even when he had no soul and admitted that he could no longer feel emotion such as love.
Following his second resurrection, Jack displays much of his original personality, though he still remains soulless. After seeing the plight of Kaia Nieves, Jack became determined to rescue her even though it put himself at risk. Jack later told Castiel that he remembered what it was like to feel things and it bothered him that he couldn't, that he could only remember and understand why he had felt such things. He also understood why the Winchesters were angry over Mary's death, but couldn't feel anything about it.
Following the restoration of his soul, Jack immediately burst into tears. Having regained his ability to feel, Jack felt immediate remorse for Mary's death and his role in it and begged for forgiveness. Jack later tells Castiel that he's convinced the Winchesters will only ever forgive him when Jack sacrifices himself to destroy God and the Darkness. As more time passes, Jack is shown to regain his old personality from before losing his soul, though he is somewhat more reserved due to the heavy burden left upon him. As before, Jack is shown to become easily excited by things such as Dean's idea of how to break through the dungeon door and taking a case. After realizing that they are dealing with a human monster, Jack seems disappointed that they likely won't be staying to solve the case anyway and then pleased when Castiel decides to finish the job since they can help. Jack shows a great deal of empathy throughout the case, connecting with Sylvia over the loss of her mother, offering her his help since Jack can sense the great pain he is in and even comforting Castiel while revealing that he must sacrifice himself to save the world.
After the failed attempt on God's life leaves Jack powerless, he is shown to be concerned about what comes next and the fact that Jack can't protect those that he loves in his current state. Jack also admits to not knowing what his purpose anymore is now that the plan and his destiny is over.
After Jack becomes the new God, he simply states that "I'm me" when asked if he's God now. Jack retains his usual personality, but chooses to remain hands-off on Earth, taking to heart the lessons that he has learned from the Winchesters, Castiel and his mother. However, Jack takes the opportunity to reshape Heaven for the better, resurrecting Castiel to help him in the task. He also sets free the Winchesters' surrogate father Bobby Singer whose alternate self Jack had been close friends with.
Upon birth, Jack took on the form of a Caucasian human young adult with dark brown hair when recalling his mother's words of the world being dangerous for an infant. Unlike any other being seen on the show, Jack's eyes glow gold. They often glow when Jack uses his powers.
When Sam discovered Jack hiding in the corner of the room, he was visibly frightened by Jack's somewhat creepy appearance. After he encounters Sheriff Christine Barker, Jack obtains an outfit though he changes after reaching the bunker. Jack appears to be something of a creature of habit with his clothes as Jack is often seen wearing the same outfit or same kind of outfit for extended periods of time such as Jack's time in Apocalypse World. When he was in the Empty, Jack's essence wore the outfit that he died in.
Jack has also been shown with a large pair of angelic wings, which seems to be as big as those of Archangels. He once used them to shield Mary from the explosion Kevin caused, and he showed them after absorbing Alternate Michael's grace to show the others his powers are back.
After being smote by God, Jack's eyes are burned out. As a result, the demonBelphegor wears a pair of sunglasses while using Jack as his vessel. After Castiel smites Belphegor while he's possessing Jack, Jack's corpse is burned into a charred skeleton. Upon his resurrection, Jack's body is restored to normal by Billie.
- "My mother, she said Castiel - he would keep me safe. She said the world was a dangerous place, that's - that's why I couldn't be a baby or a child. I - that's why I had to grow up fast, that's why I chose him to be my father."
- "Every time I try and do something good, people get hurt."
- I like it. I like nougat.
- Jack: I'm not going to talk. I'm going to listen.
- Lucifer: He's gonna listen.
Back his soul jack gets
What happens on Supernatural if (when) Jack overuses the soul-sucking magic?
Supernatural — “The Spear” — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR
Everyone was excited to have Jack back to life on Supernatural after his adventure in Heaven. But are we too quick to think the problem is solved? What could go wrong when you’re drawing on your soul to stay alive?
We know Jack is still without his powers because Michael specifically mentioned it in the mid-season finale of Supernatural, “The Spear.” We also know that Jack’s life is being sustained by angel magic through a spell generously donated by Lily Sunder in the episode before, titled “Byzantium.”
Lily gave her last breath of life to transfer the spell for her “soul-sucking” angel magic, as Dean called it. As Castiel pulled Jack’s soul back into his expired body for an instant, Jack read the words and anchored his soul in place, while restoring his body enough to contain it.
Lily gently warned everyone, claiming it should be taken with a grain of salt that Jack could use a mere pinch of his soul to stay in place and be cured of the destruction that was being done to his human body by the loss of his nephilim grace. I picked up on something Lily said during the initial suggestion to the guys. She marketed this plan on the basis that as long as he’s only using the magic to sustain his body, he’d never miss the little sliver of his soul needed to make it work.
Why would he?
As I mentioned at the time, this seemed like an open door to me, since Supernatural rarely, if ever (sparing the dangling storylines we still think about) leaves in an irrelevant detail such as that. She just didn’t need to say it. To me, it’s a clue for things to come.
Everyone was very concerned when they first heard the offer. Souls are pretty serious on Supernatural. They didn’t like that idea at all, thinking of Jack using up any smidge his soul.
After all, we’ve seen what not having a soul can do, haven’t we? It’s certainly not pretty and they know it’s probably not worth the trade to come back to life and potentially destroy the soul in the process.
But they agree, Jack agrees, and there he is. Lily gets to go to Heaven after all and will finally reunite with her daughter because of the final, selfless act of saving Jack. Good times.
So what happens when Jack realizes he can use this magic in other ways? Lily did it for revenge and justice. Jack is such a sweet soul I just know the moment will come when he realizes he can do something.
Jack battled some very serious depression in the Supernatural storyline after the Lucifer incident. Dean got hijacked by Michael, Lucifer (his father) burned up in a dramatic death after having stolen Jack’s grace and pitting him against one of his surrogate fathers.
It was a real mess, enough to get anyone down. Jack completely blamed himself because there was nothing he could do to stop or change any of it. We know he’ll stop at nothing for anyone, especially family. And consistently from the beginning, he wants to help when he can’t.
Now we are faced with a few obvious possibilities, and surely some we can’t yet see coming. Dean has been recaptured by Michael, dang it. Castiel has struck a deal with The Empty to trade his eternity for Jack’s life and the safety of Heaven (at the moment). And surely other issues will arise soon enough.
So is it just me, or can you see Jack wanting to step in at one point or another and try to fix something that might turn out otherwise pretty crushing? I mean, Jack will easily be able to blame himself for both of these things.
He was captured by Michael’s bad guys, leading Castiel, Sam, and Dean to Kansas City where Michael jumped back into Dean. Castiel absolutely made the deal with The Empty to save Jack’s life. While no one will blame him for either thing, he certainly may.
Next: When he does
Supernatural — “The Big Empty” — Photo: Jack Rowand//The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR
When he does
So down to brass tacks, let’s say there’s a case of “I’m going to sacrifice myself for them, for once.” However it happens, what will become of Jack when he makes this trade? Is his soul being traded to someone, something, or some force when he draws on the angel magic to do tricks, or is it just being used up?
Lily sustained her youth and used it to do momentary acts of magical intervention. When she stopped using it, she began to age at what appeared to be an accelerated rate. When she did use it, it caused her damage.
And how long will it take Jack to figure out that he has the ability to tap into it at will? He read the spell when he awoke from his death and that got the thing going.
We saw a little glimmer in his eyes, and he asked with that child-like amazement I’ve really come to adore from Jack on Supernatural, “was that my soul?”
In true Supernatural tradition, surely this was not an unnecessary detail. We knew what would be happening, so to show it to us and have him address it seems to be a first detail in what will become a “thing.” Eventually, he will realize it and find the best, first chance to go against what’s best for his soul.
So once he makes this decision to use the magic, will it take some time before anyone notices the changes it will cause to his sensitivities? Will he suffer new health problems? Or worse, will he get kinda wicked? I remember Soulless Sam having that little smirk when he saw Dean getting attacked in the alley.
Supernatural — “The Spear” — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR
Who will be the one to figure it out, knowing that, as an adopted but true Winchester, he will try to hide it? And more importantly, who will fix it once it happens? Will he use it to accelerate the restoration of his grace? Will he resurrect someone? Will he save one of his family?
If he does start losing his compassion though, he will make some turns that may eventually cause him (or others) to notice he’s maybe starting to take after his real dad. That’s going to have a lot of folks getting very concerned.
And in the process of this madness, will the Supernatural geniuses take it as an opportunity to use Jack’s borrowed power to solve one of the many current or developing crisis situations we are all watching unfold with no apparent solution?
I am sure it will take a little time to see this play out, but I am also pretty sure it will. Until then, I will be watching for little references and clues in the episodes to come.
Do you think Jack will find a reason and the ability to tap into the angel magic? What would drive him to it? What will be the outcome? Let us know in the comments below or send us a tweet with your theories!
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What Episode Does Jack Get His Soul Back?
What episode does Jack return in Season 15?
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Is Jack stronger than God?
From what we’ve seen of God in the show, it’s clear that he’s not omnipotent, and Jack isn’t either, so perhaps Jack has power that rivals God. However, I believe if he could just master his powers and abilities, he’d certainly be more powerful than God.
Why does Jack kill Mary?
Mary Winchester is complete. You and the Winchesters might not be, but she is.” Meanwhile, Jack goes to Rowena, seeking a magical way to undo his mistake. He explains that he accidentally killed Mary when he, for a second, wished her to be quiet and gone.
Why did Azazel want Sam?
Being the “most ripe for picking” because he had the “sweetest” heart, Sam was “most desirable for corrupting” of all the children; Lehne described Azazel’s thought process as, “If I could turn him, then I had truly won.” The character’s ultimate motivation, however, is to free Lucifer from his imprisonment in Hell.
Does Jack die in Supernatural Season 15?
His time with Dean, Sam and Cas taught him that “when people have to be their best, they can be,” Jack concludes before disappearing. With that, Dean and Sam are free and finally get to write their own story, they observe as a montage starts playing of the past 15 seasons.
Does Jack kill Mary?
After a soulless Jack kills Nick for trying to resurrect Lucifer, he accidentally kills Mary in a brief fit of rage. Mary is reunited with her husband in Heaven and is now at peace in a shared Heaven with John.
Will there be a season 16 of Supernatural?
Will there be a Season 16 of Supernatural? There won’t be a 16th season. Ackles, Padalecki, and Misha Collins took to social media while filming the 15th season to explain that it would be their last.
Is Castiel Jack’s dad?
When Supernatural kicked off with “Lost and Found,” fans watched as Lucifer’s son did his best to find his father. … Kelly went on and said Castiel is Jack’s father, leaving the boy to form his image of family around the angel.
How powerful is Jack in supernatural?
superhuman strengthSuper Strength – Jack wields enormous levels of superhuman strength that is clearly far above any Nephilim before him. While empowering Castiel, Jack enhanced his strength to the point of effortlessly restraining Dagon one-handed.
Why did Azazel kill Jessica?
Jessica was killed by Brady on Azazel’s orders in order to motivate Sam to return to hunting.
Why did God kill Jack?
He wanted Jack dead because Jack is the only one who was powerful enough to replace him. Since Azrael could restore Sam’s soul, it means that Billy can to and that’s what they will do. That way the world won’t end. If Jack, is put in charge of the universal balance killing Chuck wont destroy things.
Does Jack get his soul back season 15?
Jack’s soul is back. But that’s only the beginning. When we last saw Supernatural, Billie delivered Jack back to Sam, Dean, and Castiel, with a to-do list of what he’d need to complete in order to face God.
Does Jack kill God?
Adam gives Jack a piece of his rib that has the power to create life itself and on consumption, it will fuse Jack’s soul with his grace, forming a “metaphysical supernova” so powerful that he will be a “living black hole” for divine energy thus killing both God and Amara.
Does Jack call Castiel Dad?
Jack recalled very little of his time in the womb and claimed that it was his mother who told him that Castiel was the one who would protect him and keep Jack safe like a father. … When Sam and Dean argue over their opinion of Jack, Jack sadly calls out to Castiel and in doing so awakens Castiel in The Empty.
Does Amara kill God?
God’s dying, which leaves Amara free to end all of creation because the cosmic balance between light and dark has been destroyed. And when the light outside starts to dim, it becomes clear that Amara’s going to end the world by slowly killing the sun.
Does Dean forgive Jack?
In The Gamblers, Dean is reunited with the resurrected Jack. … Even soulless, Jack is shown to still care about Dean and his opinion of him and asks Castiel if he thinks he will ever earn Dean’s forgiveness. Castiel suggests that with time, Dean may in fact be able to forgive him.
Is Castiel actually dead?
While Supernatural fans knew death was inevitably coming in season 15 (literally, as it turns out), they perhaps weren’t emotionally prepared for the big farewell at the end of “Despair.” With only 2 episodes left, Castiel appears to be dead, sacrificing himself after a heartfelt declaration of love.
How does Dean die in the last episode of Supernatural?
In the show’s final hour — its 327th episode in total — Dean Winchester died. And so did Sam. Let’s back up: When a standard vampire hunt went wrong, Dean was impaled on a nail. As a result, he died in his brother’s arms.
How did Jack die on Supernatural?
Jack, however, dropped a bomb — he has to die to kill God and Amara. Castiel has vowed to find an alternative to take down God, and if he doesn’t succeed, Jack will be one of the casualties in the “Supernatural” Season 15 finale.
Why did God kill Sam and Dean?
God wanted to end his Winchester story and write something new, but was becoming increasingly frustrated by Sam and Dean’s staunch refusal to kill each other. … The stubbornness of the Winchesters has compounded God’s existing frustration at the universe, and the whole shebang has to make way for something better.
Does Jack get his soul back?
Jack was sent to The Empty where he awoke. His corpse is subsequently used as a vessel by the demon Belphegor to help the Winchesters after he escapes from Hell. … Initially resurrected soulless, Jack’s soul is restored by the Garden of Eden after he visits through the Occultum.
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Supernatural boss on what's next with Jack's soul, God's 'temper tantrum'
Jack's soul is back. But that's only the beginning.
When we last saw Supernatural, Billie delivered Jack back to Sam, Dean, and Castiel, with a to-do list of what he'd need to complete in order to face God. One item on that list resulted in him retrieving his soul. "It impacts his relationship with the guys, because for the first time, Dean really understands where he's coming from," co-showrunner Andrew Dabb says of the development. "And then as we'll find out, him having his soul back is a prerequisite for, let's just call it things to come."
And they're going to need Jack at full power if he's going to take on the big (bad) man upstairs. After all, God was last seen eliminating entire worlds. "You look at it as this kid whose built these Lego sculptures or sandcastles and now he's running around kicking them all down," Dabb says. "I think this would qualify as a temper tantrum. I think the question is: Where does this God temper tantrum end and is anything left standing by the time it does?"
It's all building to final confrontation between God and the Winchesters, though Dabb says not to expect a "world-shattering, God-punching-down-mountains type of fight." Referencing "Swan Song," the series' season 5 finale, Dabb says it more so falls into the category of an "incredibly emotional confrontation."
Supernatural returns Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki star as the Winchester brothers, hellbent on battling the paranormal forces of evil.