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In Supernatural the "Yellow-Eyed Demon" Azazel made deals to create a group of psychic children. Through a chain of events this leads to Sam, Lucifer and the climax of Season 4.

How much of this story line was part of Azazel's plan? What was his original plan for the kids?

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Although initially, these special children were candidates for leading an army of demons in a war against humanity and God, Azazel's true goal was to create a suitable vessel for Lucifer when he returned.


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Hi @Shivsky, the idea that all the special kids were vessels for Lucifer was not one I was aware of (I was under the impression it was more of a family thing Lucifer/Michael = Sam/Dean). I know it says it in the wiki but can you reference any episode where this is implied? Your answer has thrown in an entirely different aspect to my confusion! –  Liath Oct 7 '13 at 9:26

Sam and Dean were genetically engineered by Heaven to be the vessels. I believe the fact that Sam was part of Azazel's plan was more of a coincidence. Cas even says he knows what he did to Sam, but not why. I think it was more that Azazel was trying to make a power play and ended up failing when he inadvertently got in the way of the Winchester brothers.

Really that whole plot gave us two things: the beginning of the show and the reason why John got into hunting, and Sam's psychic abilities (now whether those were always "in" him and just heightened by demon blood or simply because of it I'm not sure)

If Azazel was just trying to create a vessel for Lucifer, Sam wouldn't have been nearly as important. It needed to be the blood line of Mary and John, not the psychic stuff (also a note since Dean obviously did not need any outside force to be a vessel).

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