I just finished Preacher season 3 and right in the first episode (Angelville) Madame L'Angell request the Preacher something called "transpoil".

I tried googling but couldn't find any mention of this anywhere, except for some product pages for waste oil extraction pumps... It's also not even mentioned for the rest of the season.

So what is this transpoil she asks for? Is there any explanation in the comics, is it something real world psychics / mystics use, or is it a redneck name for something?


Transpoil is a potion (liquid with magical attributes) used as part of resurrection ritual.

Some sources to support this claim: (emphasis mine)

She agrees and sends Jesse and Cassidy out to procure various items required to perform the resurrection ritual


Jody takes Jesse to a motel owned by the Boyd's and the former fights his way into stealing a vile of transpoil

Gran'ma gives Tulip a drop of transpoil.


With the help of the transpoil, Boo Berry cereal, and Joni Mitchell, Gran’ma starts coaxing Tulip back to the land of the living


As for the question "is it something real world psychics" well it's not. There isn't (yet?) any way to resurrect dead people.


I believe it is used as lube to pull the soul thru, back from purgatory.

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    Hello and Welcome to Movies & TV Stack Exchange! While I think your answer is helpful, it might be worth editing it to better explain that perhaps the real-world definition is being applied to supernatural action. (That is, if I understand your answer correctly?!) Aug 12 '19 at 14:43
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    if you could edit your answer to add some references to back what you're saying it would be great! Is that something from another movie / book or does it come from some real life cult / religion?
    – Luciano
    Aug 13 '19 at 11:08

I am not sure but I figure out it could be a portmanteau word of transportation and oil. Because it is supposed to be used to call spirit back.

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