I have a weakness for characters who’s defining feature is a capacity for love that for all intents and purposes shouldn’t even exist. When it comes down to it, this is why Cas is my favourite character.
Castiel is an ancient disembodied being, who has witnessed the evolution of life on earth from the very beginning, but who somehow fell in love with a human being who’s lifespan must feel like a mere blip in time to someone as old as him.
When thinking about it this way, I even kind of get why most angels are “dicks”. Why should they care about individual humans when they have been here millions of years before them and expect to still be here after humans have long gone extinct. That’s why even the angels who were more on the friendly side, always acted a little aloof. The only equivalent I can think of is a human being who loves nature and wants to preserve a certain species of insects. That person wouldn’t love an individual animal of that species, but care for the species as a whole.
But then there is Cas. Who somehow loves his human family so much, that he would gladly give his eternal life for them and has done so many times already.
Can you imagine loving something with the lifespan of a mayfly? No? Then consider the capacity for love within Cas and explain to me how some people can not admire him for the truly miraculous creature he is.
Dean would never admit it out loud but since he was sleeping next to Cas, he had less and less nightmares. The one time he dared mention it to Cas, the angel only smiled back fondly, glad his human could, at last, get some rest.
i’ve always been better at horror-type things, so i was really dreading trying to come up with one for cas. i really wanted to make something, however, that captured the phrase “holy terror” and make you realize why cas always looks so done with people when they would talk down an angel. i think that’s why cas hoped dean could see his true form, too–it would have probably commanded a lot more respect from the beginning!
One reason why I don’t want cas to become human (yet?) is that I still want a repeat of his and dean’s first interaction in Lazarus Rising. I want cas to not be able to use his vessel anymore, and cause he doesn’t want to posses anyone, he floats as disembodied wavelength above the bunker. His screeching true voice is, of course, completely unintelligible to human beings, but that doesn’t prevent him and Dean from having a shouting match (“Fuck Cas, how the hell did you manage to lose your body” and “I don’t fucking care that it’ll blow my eardrums out! I want answers”), while Sam watches on in utter disbelieve about how they can turn even the most absurd of situations into a freaking soap-opera
Yep, Jumping on the True Form Castiel ship and I don’t think I’m getting off any time soon. I really like the color theme I’ve been seeing with him but I wanted to try my own design for the Angel Catiel.
I personally like the more animal concept for him. So I gave him a more lion like body - I only drew the two heads because…well, it’s a side view and I didn’t want his upper body to be cluttered but I want to make the other head a lion or a snow leopard.
Some trueform angels wip! When I’m done with the easier stuff I’ll go back on them! 1st one is Balthazar, 2nd is Gabriel, 3rd is Michael. As a size reference, I think Bal is more or less Cas’ size (320m) when Gabriel is more 800m and Michael is the biggest.
My headcanon is that, the more an angel is closer to humanity, the more human he looks. That’s why Michael looks like nothing, btw this design is also easier to make into gif later.
I have a theory about the gigantic spikes. Everyone has been talking about the possiblity of seeing physical angel wings, due to the fact that in the alternate universe demons have actual horns.
But what if angels in that universe mostly don’t even bother with vessels. Think about it: The reason why angels wear vessels in the spn universe (aside from real life budget restrictions) is that if they wouldn’t, they would not be able to interact with humans without burning their eyes out and smashing their ear-drums. They wear vessels as a protection for humans and to minimize collateral damage.
In the au, angels clearly don’t care one bit about humansgetting in the way of their fights. It’s as if every single angle had Uriel’s or Zacharia’s attitude but amplified by about 100% becuase they have nothing left to lose.
So what if those are the remnants of angels battleing demons in their trueforms?
I read a fanfic once in which Cas’ trueform was a system of rotating rings that had spikes on the outside that were both soft to the touch and able to pierce through other angels. What if what we are seeing here is some form of that?
I am sure they don’t have the budget to ever show us angel trueforms, but it would be cool as hell if they just acknowledged that they exist in this specific way.
with his horn of truthiness, tons of wings, a couple halos, his big ol’ blade–the works. no animal heads for him both because my brain is lazy AND because he’s a super high tier that i don’t think needs them. you’ll see he has a couple similarities to cas, y'know, ‘cause they’re family and all that jazz! (OH AND he’s probably about 1200’!!)
I’m seeing so many post about cas’ trueform making the rounds and I love all of them, but they reminded me of one of my sadder headcanons:
Cas’ true form is covered in scars.
Some are from angel blades. They don’t just pierce the flesh of his corporeal body, they also hurt his true form. When he comes back, there will be a gnarly, knotted accumulation of grace where Lucifer stabbed him.
Some of them are from the many times his wings were hurt, until eventually, after the fall, they stopped regenerating. The tips of his feathers were already black from when he had burned them in hell, but now it barely matters because his feathers are almost all gone.
Some of the scars, most in fact, are from the many times Naomi tried to correct him and tried to change his very essence to something that would make him conform to heaven’s rules and hierarchy. Those scars are spread all over him. When one looks at them closely, they are gnarly and energy swirls wildly in them, like a river trapped in a pond it can’t escape. From further back though, they look like stars forming intricate patterns. They make Cas look as if he was covered in constellations.
WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY DEAN AS WELL AS MY COMMENTARY
LOOK AT HIM. LOOK AT HIS BEAUTIFUL WINGS THAT LOOK LIKE STARS AND HIS HEADS AND OMFG IMAGINE HIM TRYING TO HOLD A TINY KITTEN AND FML
BUT LOOK AT HOW HE’S HOLDING DEAN OKAY WITH HIS HEADS FUCKIN LOOKING ALL CUTE AND HAPPY THT DEAN WINCHESTER ACCEPTS HIM AND IS PETTING HIM LIKE THE CUTIE HE IS. FUCK OMG IM SO EMOTIONAL
LOOK AT THE FUCKIN HALO AND THE FUCKIN DETAIL LIKE HOLY MOTHER OF FAJITAS HOW DOES ONE ART LIKE THIS OMG LIKE MY CASSY BBY WITH HIS FUCKIN TIE AROUND HIS WRIST OMG IM DONe SO GORGEOUS AND IM SO SAD RN LIKE OMG
FUKCLHBJCBL THIS SYUGSHUISGT KS LI NON WHY OMKBHSUBLSHSL BUT SYUGSLBHSFUCKIN DEAN IN CAS’ ARMS AND CAS IS STILL WATCHING HIM TO MAKE SURE HES SAFE IN HIS BIG ARMS SNSJKNSKJNS AND LIKE FOR ONCE HE’S BIGGER THAN DEAN AND HE PROBS THOUGHT DEAN WULD BE AFRAID OF HIM WHEN HES ACTUALLY FUCKIN COMFORTABLE AF AND CAS’ FACE IS LIKE “He’s still here…” AND OMFG IUHSL STSHAP THE PRESSES LIUSHLS
THERE IS NO ANIMAL HEADS IN THIS ONE AND IDK IF THE ARTIST WANTED TO MAKE THIS HIM IN HIS TRUE FORM BUT EITHER WAY I PUT IT IN AND HOLY FUCK HOW PRETTY AND HE’S FUCKING GRIPPING DEAN TIGHT FROM PERDITION I THINK AND HE’S JUST STARIN AT HIS SOUL SO HRD AND THE COLORING IS GREAT AND WOW IM SO PROUD OF ALL OF YU ARTISTS LSHGS S
HOLY FUCKIN SHIT LIKE OMFG THIS IS HOW YOU FUCKIN UYGBLH THIS IS ART OMG IM LITERALLY FEELING SO MANY THINGS WIT THE FUCKIN HANDS AND THE FUCKIN WINGS ON CAS AND HOW HE’S HOLDING DEAN IN HIS ARMS FUCKIN SAVING HIS SOUL LIKE SO INTENSE OKAY FUCKED ME UP IS WAT IT DID
THIS IS SO CUTE OKAY DNT BEGIN WIT ME. DNT FUCKIN TRY TO EVEN CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE. FUCKIN DEAN WOULD ACCEPT AND CARE ABOUT CAS EVEN IF HE SAW HIS TRUE FORM OKAY AND IM SO. FUCKING. UP. FOR. IT.
FUCKIN CAS HOLDING DEAN IN HIS ARMS ON HIS LAP AND JUST OBSERVING HIM AND THINKING HOW CUTE DEAN IS IN THAT SIZE AND REMEMBERING WHEN HE CARRIED HIM FROM HELL HOW EVEN MORE FRAGILE HE WAS AND FUCK ME
THE FUCKIN PAIN. NOINLINSNLSJNS DEAN HOLDING CAS AND TRYING TO OBSERVE EVERY LAST THING SO HE KNOWS CAS’ (THE REAL CAS) PROPERLY AND SEES JUST HOW UNIQUE CAS IS AND BEGINS PETTING THE TOP OF HIS HEADS AND OMG FUCKING CAS CLOSING HIS EYES IN COMFORT AND FALLING ASLEEP IN DEAN"S LAP NOPE WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF NOPE
OMGOMG BUT CAS WITH THIS MANY EYES WATCHING DEAN BUT DEAN CNT SEE HIM BECAUSE CAS IS INVISIBLE AND DEAN PROBS THINKS CAS IS DEAD SINCE SOME BITCH ASS DEMON OR ANGEL OR SOMETHING STABS CAS WEN HES AS JIMMY BUT CAS WATCHES DEAN IN HIS TRUE FORM BUT CNT REVEAL HIMSELF OR SPEAK BECAUSE IT WULD HURT DEAN AND DEAN DSNT KNOW CAS IS FINE AND IS MOURNING WHCH IS MAKING CAS SAD AND FMLMDKDNKSJN AND THE FUCKIN PAINTING IN THIS IS BRILLIANT OKAY LIKE WOW
OMGOMGOMGOMGOGMOGMGOGM LOOK HOW FUCKIN TINY DEAN LOOKS DOH AND LIKE I BET HE WULDNT BE AFRIAD OF CAS LIKE HE WULD JUST BE SHOCKED OFCOURSE CUZ FUCKIN DAMN CAS IS TALL AS SHIT LIKE SHAQ CAN HARDLY FIT IN THT CAR IN THT COMMERCIAL BUT JUST IMAGINE CAS LIKE FUCKINAY BUT HES SO BEAUTIFUL AND DEAN CNT STOP STARING AND CAS FEELS EMBARRASSED BUT DEAN REASSURES HIM THAT HE LOOKS SUPER COOL AND CAS SMILES ND OMG UYGBLUHYLLHHBCAN WE JUST FIRST TALK BOUT THE BACKGROUND IN THIS CUZ HOT DAMN I WANT TO FUCKIN PASTE THIS BACKGROUND INSIDE MY EYELIDS SO WEN I CLOSE MY EYES I SEE THIS BEAUTY AND ALL THE DETAILS OF CAS AND HIS WINGS AND OMG SO BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE HOW HE STILL HAS THE ANGEL BLADE AND THE ARTIST JUST PUT SO MUCH EMOTION LIKE U CAN EVEN SEE IT IN CAS’ FACE AND EYES AND WOW HOLY SHIT FUCKIN WANT THIS HANGED IN A FRAME LIKE WOWGOD HOLY HELL LOOK AT ALL THOSE PRETTY FLOWERS AROUND PRETTY CAS WITH HIS PRETTY ANIMAL HEADS AND OMG IM DYING. LOOKS LIKE I WOULD SEE THIS HANGED NEXT TO LIKE THE MONA LISA AND DAMN OMG I WULD JUST BE LOOKIN AT DIS LIKE THE OWL HOLY
HOLY SHIT THIS IS THE MOTHER F'ING COOLEST THINGS EVER LIKE HE LOOKS LIKE HE"S MADE OF LIKE EVERY ELEMENT OR SOMETHING AND THE FUCKIN WINGS LIKE SHIT THEY’RE SO FANTASTIC IM TEARING UP OMG LIKE IMAGINE HOW HIGH HE COULD FLY WITH THOSE AND HOW HE FLIES IN THE SKY WITH SAM AND DEAN ON HIS BACK OR IN HIS ARMS AND THEYRE ALL SMILING AND IN AWE AND OMG HOW CUTE WULD THT BE OKAY.
LOOK HOW FUCKIN CUTE THEY R HOLY SHIT. DEAN AT THE TOP BREAKING MY HEART AS HE CHECKS IF HIS BBY IS OKAY AND THE BOTTOM LEFT CAS POSING HIS BOD FOR VOGUE AND THE RIGHT BEST COUPLE AWARD LIKE DAMN I ALREADY SHIP DESTIEL HARD AF BUT IF THE WRITERS LET CAS BE HIS TRUE FORM AND SOMEHOW DEAN CAN SEE IT WITHOUT LIKE YOU KNOW HIS EYES FUCKIN BURNING THEN BAI. MY LIFE WULD GO EVEN MORE DOWNHILL. FUCKIN BE SO FAR GONE.
LOOK HOW CUTE THIS IS OMG IM GETTING A CAVITY FROM THE FUCKIN SWEETNESS OF THE WHOLE THING LIKE FUCKIN DEAN HAVING A NORMAL CONVO WITH CAS CUZ HE DNT CARE HOW CAS LOOKS CUZ CAS WILL ALWAYS BE ‘HIS’ CAS AND FUCKIN CAS ON THE FUCKIN FLOOR TO LISTEN TO DEAN BETTER LIKE FML SO ADORABLE STFU
CASSY MY FUCKIN BBY LOOK HOW FUCKIN PRECIOUS HE LOOKS AND THE FUCKIN STAR WINGS AGAIN FUCKS ME UP AND DEAN LOOKING UP AT HIM AND THE EMOTION ON THE ZEBRA’S FACE LIKE NOT KNOWING HOW DEAN’S GUNNA REACT AND HOLY SHIT MY HEART LIKE SERIOUSLY IF I HAD A HEART IT WULD BE HURTING SO MUCH OMGLOOK HOW CUTE THEY R WITH FUCKIN CAS SMILING AT DEAN LIKE “Babe I know. I look fuckin badass now let’s go cream some bitches.” LIKE OMG YAY MAKES ME SO HAPPY AND HE LOOKS SO CONFIDENT AND OMG.
THIS HAS BEEN THE END OF MY ART COMMENTARY AND I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THIS ART NOR HAVE DONE ANY OF THEM. LIKE COME ON SERIOUSLY. ALL OF THESE ARE TOO PERFECT AND I’M SORRY THT I DIDN’T TAG ANY OF THE ARTISTS LIKE I SAVED THESE AND DDNT CHECK THE URLS. IM SO SRKIYTGRBKHBK BUT IF UR SEEING THIS AND MADE ONE OF THESE LIKE HOLY SHIT I WANNA SHAKE UR HAND.
FUCKIN BEAUTIFUL. WE NEED MORE TRUEFORM!CAS ART OKAY THTS THE LESSON HERE CHILDREN.