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After passing the Mark, Lucifer was confined against his will in [[Lucifer's Cage|a Cage]] by God. The Cage could open only if [[The 66 Seals|sixty-six]] of the six hundred seals on the Cage were broken. During his confinement demons multiplied, and some began to worship Lucifer as their creator. Some angels also continued to venerate him as their leader. Prior to his imprisonment, Lucifer had custody of the [[Tablet|angel tablet]] and placed it in one of the [[Lucifer's Crypts|special crypts]] that he had created to store his prized artifacts on Earth.
In 1972, Azazel possessed a [[Father Lehne|priest]] at [[St. Mary's Convent]] and slaughtered eight nuns in the chapel. This sacrifice enabled him, via a [[The Nun|nun]] killed on the chapel's altar, to speak to the imprisoned Lucifer whose Cage was beneath the convent. Lucifer told Azazel that Lilith was needed to break the seals that held him captive in his Cage, and that Azazel had to find a very "[[Special Children|special child]]."<ref name="four22">[[4.22 Lucifer Rising]]</ref> Lucifer was freed when the last seal was broken inadvertently by [[Sam Winchester]] when he killed Lilith.<ref name="five01">[[5.01 Sympathy for the Devil]]</ref>
While on earth, Lucifer, with the help of the [[Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse]], caused chaos and natural disasters in his attempt to destroy humanity. After Lucifer's defeat, a group of traditionalist angels, led by Raphael, hoped to release both Lucifer and Michael to complete the [[Apocalypse]] as prophesied.<ref name="six03">[[6.03 The Third Man]]</ref>
When the Darkness was freed from her imprisonment, her release reverberated through the universe, even reaching the deepest pit of Hell where Lucifer's Cage resided -- cracking the Cage and allowing Lucifer to reach out and influence Sam Winchester as well as formulate a plan of escape with the [[witch]] [[Rowena]].
Lucifer's true form is unknown, but the [[angel]] [[Uriel]] had described Lucifer as one of the strongest and most "beautiful" of the angelic host. This description laid highly in contrast to what [[Sam Winchester]] and [[Rowena]] experienced when Lucifer showed them his real face. Merely mentioning Lucifer showing her his face before crushing her skull broke Rowena's typical tough façade, and replaced it with fear. While Sam mentioned that thinking of Lucifer's true face still kept him up at night, and was something he couldn't even speak to his brother [[Dean]] about, as he would not understand.
On the earthly
plain Lucifer had initially manifested as a pillar of intense white light that reached far into the sky as he was released from [[the Cage]]. But later when Sam Winchester exorcised him out of [[President Jefferson Rooney]], Lucifer's essence took on the appearance of swirling blue/white smoke before he was banished away. Unlike other angels, or even his brethren [[archangel]]s, Lucifer's eyes in his angelic form and while occupying a [[vessel]] did not glow blue, rather only his irises would glow red. When Lucifer was awoken in [[the Empty]], a black viscous film covered him giving Lucifer a skeletal appearance. By the time [[Nick]] was able to summon Lucifer to Earth, Lucifer had regained his angelic form, albeit with his angelic essence shimmering through the inky viscidness of the Empty clinging to his being.
In contrast to other angels, such as [[Castiel]], who was described giving off colors. Lucifer had what was stated to be a "dark" and "toxic" aura of energy, by the [[prophet]] [[Donatello Redfield]]. With one angel from [[Apocalypse World]] remarking that there was a creature that smelled of [[Hell]] in its presence, due to not realizing who Lucifer was.
[[File:Supernatural-5x19-Hammer-of-the-gods-mark-pellegrino-16732531-1280-720.jpg|thumb|left|350px|Lucifer smirks after he decimated the pagan gods.]]
Lucifer claimed that he never lied, because he did not have to. He promised his [[vessel]]s [[Nick]] and [[Sam Winchester]] that he would be honest with them and never trick them, however when he tells Nick why he was cast out of Heaven he tells him it was because he loved God too much, neglecting to tell him how he created the first
demons. He also tells both that he sympathized with them, as they were victims like himself. Lucifer went to some lengths to get Sam's acceptance, sparing [[Dean]]'s life once, and allowing Sam to exact revenge against some of the [[demon]]s that controlled many events in his life. It was later revealed that Lucifer also had Nick's family murdered by the demon [[Abraxas]] specifically so that Lucifer could manipulate the man into giving him his consent in case Sam Winchester refused him upon his release, making Lucifer the true reason that Nick's family was killed.<ref name="fourteen11">[[14.11 Damaged Goods]]</ref>
A prideful angel, and not known for his patience, Lucifer did, however, show concern for his fellow angels, though it was the [[archangel]]s he loved most. After he captured [[Castiel]], he admired the lesser angel's loyalty in refusing to reveal the presence of his friends. He invited Castiel to join him, and when Castiel refused, Lucifer respected his decision. Lucifer was remorseful when forced to kill [[Gabriel]], and disappointed when [[Michael]] berated him. When preparing to fight his older sibling in their pre-destined battle, Lucifer pleaded with Michael to "walk off the chessboard," but Michael was determined to fulfill his destiny and serve God. Even so, when Castiel Molotov'd Michael with [[holy oil]], Lucifer was outraged by the attack on his brother and obliterated Castiel. And even when Lucifer tried to change for the benefit of his son, his attempt was soundly rejected by Gabriel, who called Lucifer nothing but a "cancer" and incapable of change, words that elicited a single tear from Lucifer.
Gabriel criticized Lucifer, describing his actions during the [[Apocalypse]] as "one big temper tantrum." [[Death]] and [[Crowley]]
make similar observations, dismissing Lucifer as " ...a petulant child with daddy issues." and "...a bratty child having a tantrum." Nonetheless, Lucifer saw himself as a tragic figure who was punished for being right, dismissing humanity as a defective and savage race even as Gabriel argued that he preferred humanity because they at least tried to do better. He refused to accept any blame for his actions, which as Michael observed, is nothing new, and suggested that God intentionally made Lucifer the Devil.
Much like Gabriel, Lucifer had what could be considered a sarcastic and snarky sense of humor, that belied his casual cruelty and arrogance. Such as when he asked Gabriel if he "caught" anything "slumming" it with the pagan gods. Lucifer was also highly barbarous and indifferent to those that served him, despite claiming to be the victim, Lucifer had absolutely no qualms about killing anyone or anything that got in his way. Evidence of this is exemplified where he had an entire town killed, and ordered his demon soldiers to kill themselves to raise [[Death]], as well as when he went on a rampage and brutally slaughtered all the pagan gods (except [[Kali]], who was rescued).
After his rescue from [[Amara]], and meeting God again; Lucifer's personality became even more pettish, locking himself in Sam's room at one point after he
doesn't get his way. After reconciling with God however, Lucifer would become more friendly towards the Winchesters and his father, even rushing Amara in an attempt to save Chuck when he was under attack.<ref name="eleven22">[[11.22 We Happy Few]]</ref> However, once Chuck left with Amara to work out their family issues, Lucifer felt abandoned once again and began to take out his anger on humanity, forgoing an [[Apocalypse]], instead wishing to spite God by "breaking his toys. "
[[File:Lucifer'sRage.png|thumb|right|350px|Lucifer screams in rage after losing [[Jack]]'s trust.]]
While Lucifer was considered one of the strongest and fiercest of the angels, there were few things in existence he appeared to fear, two were the ''[[shedim]]'' and being locked away in the Cage again. After being trapped in [[Apocalypse World]] and the majority of the his [[grace]] taken by that universe's [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]] for a [[spell]] to open a [[Portal|rift]]. Lucifer began dealing with human emotions for the first time in his existence, and admitted to his wanting to be accepted by God and the angels and his worry about being a father, and failing at that. Lucifer then appeared to go through an existential crisis when he was granted rulership over the angels in Heaven, and attempted to be the "new God" and help humanity, his attempts ended in failure, before abandoning his post after realizing Heaven and Hell
don't matter, and entering a state of despondence at his place in the universe, even reaching a point where he begged Gabriel to put him out of his misery when an [[archangel blade]] was held to his chest.
Once Lucifer finally met his son, [[Jack]], he genuinely appeared to want to change and be the father Jack wanted him to be. Lucifer's attempts at change were short lived, and once Jack learned of his enjoyment in the brutal murder of [[Maggie (Apocalypse World)|Maggie]], disowned his father as a "monster," angering Lucifer who showed his true colors to his son after his rejection, stealing Jack's grace and telling his child he only needed his power. With Jack's grace supercharging him, Lucifer took to his old arrogance, first telling Jack and Sam that he would let one of them live, and give them one week to attempt to stop him from dismantling the universe and remaking it in his image, as he believed it was his time to be worshipped and loved. His arrogance proved to be his downfall, as when he faced off against [[Dean Winchester]] (who was being powered by Apocalypse World Michael), rather than killing him with an archangel blade, he attempted to [[smite]] both Dean and Michael, but was caught off-guard when Dean was able to stab and kill him with an archangel blade.
When Chuck resurrected Lucifer, in an attempt to retrieve His [[Chuck's Death Book|death book]] from the Winchesters, Lucifer's resentment towards his Father appeared to disappear after becoming the favored son once more. However, while he was more than happy to kill Michael and the Winchesters on Chuck's orders, he appeared to still hold some affection for his son, Jack, going so far
was to making an offer for Jack to abandon his friends and join with him and Chuck, telling his son it was the only way for him to survive.