Rapahel is first referenced when Sam and Dean investigate a case where people claim angel's order them to kill. Father Reynolds while administering Last Rites to Father Gregory's spirit says "I call upon the archangel Raphael, master of the air, to make open the way. Let the fire of the Holy Spirit now descend, that this being might be awakened to the world beyond."
He was assigned the task of protecting the Prophet Chuck Shurley. Raphael was known by Castiel to possess knowledge on God's coordinates. However, when confronted and trapped by Castiel and Dean, he denies knowing where God is, and speculates that he's dead.
Shortly after the breaking of The 66 Seals and Lucifer's release from the Cage, Raphael arrived on Earth inhabiting his Vessel, Donnie Finnerman. Although his arrival mainly concerned a conflict between angels and demons near a Pump 'n Go gas station in Maine. After he finished with the demons he immediately abandoned his Vessel and ascended back to Heaven, which greatly damaged Donnie's body, leaving him in a catotonic-state.
While occupying The Host of Heaven, Raphael is summoned back to Earth by Castiel and Dean for God's current position via an Enochian Water Cup ritual. After being summoned, Raphael re-inhabits his former Vessel and gets enclosed within Holy Fire. After denying God's position, Castiel and Dean leave him in the circle of flames.
Following the re-imprisonment of Lucifer and imprisonment of Michael in the Cage, Raphael manages to escape from the circle and starts gathering God's Weapons so that Michael and Lucifer can escape the Cage, restarting the Apocalypse, giving Michael a final opportunity to kill Lucifer. Donnie Finnerman's body was destroyed by the effects of Lot's Salt which forced Raphael out of his Vessel, and he left in search of a new suitable Vessel.
Raphael The Archangel using Donnie Finnerman as a Vessel in 5.03 Free To Be You And Me
Following sometime later after the destruction of his former vessel, Donnie Finnerman by Lot's Salt, he sends an angel named Virgil to kill Balthazar and anyone else who allied with Castiel. He eventually claims an woman as his new vessel. After being threatened with Heaven's Weapons by Castiel, he flees.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Immortality: Raphael, like all celestial beings, is not subjected to time, aging, or diseases, and doesn't need to breathe, eat, or sleep to sustain himself. Raphael does, however, like all celestial beings because they're all siblings of one another, age and mature, as he is the third oldest angel.
Angeilc Possession: Raphael, like all celestial beings, requires a human vessel in order to physically interact with humans on Earth, as it is a law that applies for all angelic beings.
Invulnerability: Raphael, like all archangels, is resistent to any form of harm whatsoever, and can't even be harmed by other beings, unless something angelic is invovled, or if he is fighting another archangel.
Super Strength: Raphael, like all angels, dramatically increases the strength threashold of his host.
- Overpowering: Raphael can easily overpower other angels, lower deities (but not higher ones or God himself), humans, creatures, with his might
Healing Factor: When Raphael's vessel does get damaged by something angelic, he can heal the wound(s) instantly.
Teleportaion: Raphael, like all celestial beings, can vanish and reappear anywhere in time, space, and any place on the face of the Earth.
Telekinesis: Raphael possesses a refined skill with telekinesis, as he was able to shatter windows just by thinking.
- Electrokinesis: Raphael can generate strong electrical currents from his vessel, as well as manipulate and control electricity.
- Terrakinesis: Raphael can create tremors and even full fledge earthquakes just by thinking.
Superhuman Intelligence: Raphael possesses an immense amount of knowledge of the Universe.
Resurrection: Raphael, like all archangels, can easily revive dead people.