Supernatural season 15 has revealed the place the present’s numerous Gods got here from and the actual purpose they fell from favor. As Sam and Dean Winchester head valiantly in the direction of their remaining battle, the main focus is firmly on Chuck, the one true God and creator. Though Chuck’s God is offered predominantly within the context of western Christianity, Supernatural has additionally dipped into different sources of lore, and brought affect from an array of cultures and religions. The Winchester brothers have encountered the likes of Zeus, Osiris, Kali, Artemis and lots of extra, however some depictions have stirred a bit controversy amongst viewers.
By way of The Outdated Gods (the various Roman, Greek, Norse and Pagan varieties) Supernatural‘s earlier seasons established how these historic figures drew energy from human worship, and as soon as trendy societies not deified them, their power dwindled drastically. Supernatural‘s heavenly setup additionally confirmed that Chuck was not the God of 1 particular faith, with Earth’s perception programs all merely interpretations of the identical story. These two explanations helped account for a way so many conflicting Gods may exist throughout the similar universe, however it appears there was nonetheless a big chunk of lore lacking.
On this week’s “The Gamblers,” Sam and Dean try to get their luck again after being cursed by God and stripped of their privileges as heroic protagonists. They wind up at a pool corridor run by the Roman Goddess of Luck, Fortuna, and attempt to hustle themselves to victory over the traditional being. In between taking pictures pool, nevertheless, Fortuna reveals the actual historical past behind her and the opposite Outdated Gods. The forgotten deity reveals that when people first got here into existence, they did not supply their thanks and adulation to Chuck, however to the solar, nature, luck, and so on. This lack of recognition royally ticked Chuck off, his ego wounded by mankind giving credit score to the creation as a substitute of the creator.
Chuck’s resolution was to create The Outdated Gods, which might serve a twin function. On one hand, the “lesser” deities may take the blame for mankind’s hardships, and on the opposite, the brand new creations would make for glorious gamers in Chuck’s ongoing narrative – the identical function at the moment held by Sam and Dean. Very like the Winchesters, nevertheless, Chuck finally obtained bored of the Gods’ story and dropped them for a brand new undertaking. This lore-expanding scene considerably contradicts the backstory already in place for The Outdated Gods, however Fortuna accounts for this discrepancy by claiming “most Gods have forgotten,” and her place as one of many eldest forgotten deities means her account is the complete fact of what occurred.
Altering the historical past of the Gods’ creation at this late stage in Supernatural‘s lifespan is smart, given what has lately come to mild about Chuck. In previous seasons, God was offered as both a whole thriller or an ally of the Winchesters. Solely in Supernatural‘s season 14 finale did it transpire that Chuck was really the massive unhealthy of the complete sequence, and an egotistical, fragile storyteller with little regard for humanity. Fortuna’s account matches this characterization and provides to the record of shady acts Chuck has already dedicated, akin to controlling Sam and Dean’s lives, operating away from heaven and cancelling Firefly after just one season (presumably).
Fortuna-tely, Chuck’s previous misdemeanors imply loads of highly effective figures maintain a grudge in opposition to God, and this may solely assist the Winchesters of their forthcoming battle.
Supernatural season 15 continues with “Galaxy Mind” March 17th on The CW.