30 Days of Supernatural
Day 1 - Favorite Character
"You know why God cast me down? Because I loved Him. More than anything. And then God created… you. The little… hairless apes. And then He asked all of us to bow down before you—to love you more than Him. And I said, "Father…I can’t." I said, "These human beings are flawed, murderous!" And for that…God had Michael cast me into Hell. Now, tell me… does the punishment fit the crime? Especially when I was right? Look at what six billion of you have done to this thing. And how many of you blame me for it?"
This was actually a difficult choice on my part, since there are many characters that I could easily say are my favorites. However, Lucifer has always held a special place in my heart since I was first introduced to him.
It’s no secret I have a penchant for villains, and Supernatural’s cast of villains is no exception. However, the thing that always stuck out to me about Lucifer was the fact that though he is the Devil, that’s not the defining point of his character. He is not simply a being of pure and raw evil as one might think; he has depth to him. He is a character you can have sympathy for, and has reasons for the evil he does. I also find myself able to identify with him. I have a sibling who happened to arrive very late into my childhood, and have often felt as the years have gone by, that they have always been loved more dearly by everyone else than I ever was. It is a deep wound, and one that never really heals once it’s inflicted, but just seems to have more salt poured into it as time goes on.
And really, Lucifer was the character who drove me to finish going through the series after I had stopped for a while. There was something about him that I found absolutely fascinating, and I wanted to see that. I’m only a bit disappointed we didn’t get to see more of him.