|Actor|| Emily Swallow (Adult Amara)|
Gracyn Shinyei (Young Amara)
Yasmeene Lily-elle Ball (Tween Amara)
Samantha Isler (Teenage Amara)
|Occupation||Embodiment of the Darkness|
|Episode(s)|| 11.01 Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire|
11.02 Form and Void
11.03 The Bad Seed
11.05 Thin Lizzie
11.06 Our Little World
11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou?
11.10 The Devil in the Details
11.13 Love Hurts (Qareen)
11.18 Hell's Angel
11.21 All in the Family
11.22 We Happy Few
11.23 Alpha and Omega
15.02 Raising Hell
15.15 Gimme Shelter
Oh, really? Because You're "God"? Even on Your best day, You couldn't force my hand. And this is not Your best day. In fact, I don't think You can do much of anything. Ah, a few parlor tricks, perhaps, but You can't leave this world, not without my help. And me? I'm done, Chuck. I've changed. I've adapted. I've become the better me. And You? You are still the same -- petulant, narcissistic. So I'm leaving You here. Once, long ago, You sealed me away. Now, in a way, I'm doing the same to You. You're trapped, diminished, abandoned. So I guess You got what You've always wanted. You're on Your own.
– Amara, 15.02 Raising Hell
- 1 History
- 2 Personality
- 3 Episodes
- 3.1 11.01 Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire
- 3.2 11.02 Form and Void
- 3.3 11.03 The Bad Seed
- 3.4 11.05 Thin Lizzie
- 3.5 11.06 Our Little World
- 3.6 11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou?
- 3.7 11.10 The Devil in the Details
- 3.8 11.13 Love Hurts
- 3.9 11.18 Hell's Angel
- 3.10 11.21 All in the Family
- 3.11 11.22 We Happy Few
- 3.12 11.23 Alpha and Omega
- 3.13 14.20 Moriah
- 3.14 15.02 Raising Hell
- 3.15 15.15 Gimme Shelter
- 3.16 15.17 Unity
- 3.17 15.19 Inherit the Earth
- 4 External links
Amara is the embodiment of the Darkness -- God's twin sister. God and the Darkness were previously one cosmic being composed of both light and darkness, who split apart into two separate equally powerful beings, causing the Big Bang and bringing existence into being as a result.
When God decided to implement Creation, He along with the archangels sacrificed the Darkness, tricking it into being locked away in a prison rather than destroying her and disrupting the Cosmic Balance. To serve as the lock and key to this cage, God created a Mark, and gave it to Lucifer. The Mark eventually began to assert a will of its own, becoming the first curse. The Mark started to corrupt Lucifer, which amplified his eventual contempt for humanity, and led to his fall. Lucifer went on to pass the Mark to Cain, who in turn passed it on to Dean Winchester. When Rowena performed a spell to remove the Mark of Cain from Dean, it broke the lock and unleashed the Darkness back into the universe.
After being newly freed, Amara first appeared to Dean as a grown woman bearing the Mark of Cain and is later born as a baby, also bearing the Mark. Amara was able to rapidly age through the consumption of souls. The Darkness is the most powerful being in existence. Her brother, God, and Death are the only beings close to her in power; however, Amara is ultimately stronger than either of them.
That's Your story. Not mine. The real reason You banished me? Why I couldn't be allowed to exist? You couldn't stand it. Now, we were equals. We weren't great or powerful because we stood only in relation to each other. You think You made the archangels to bring light? No. You made them to create lesser beings, to make You large. To make You 'Lord.' It was ego! You wanted to be big!
Due to her imprisonment, Amara had no knowledge or understanding of how God's universe worked. However, after feeding on various souls and studying important points in human history, she finally came to the conclusion that her brother had "screwed up" when he made the world, saying that Heaven, Hell, good, evil, and even people seemed unimportant. When she was first released, she intended to remake the world as she saw fit: a world where nobody had to suffer, and instead lived blissfully for eternity. However, she also wanted to destroy everything that her brother had created to make him suffer.
In her younger forms, she was very impatient and easily became upset if she wasn't given what she wanted immediately, due to Crowley spoiling her in an attempt to win her favor. As an adult, she said she deserved to have -- and be -- everything. As she was the beginning, so too would she be the end. From the moment of her release, Amara became infatuated by Dean Winchester, as he'd been the one to release her (from her point of view). She said it was destiny that she had been released, and that they would one day become one. When they met for the first time since Amara "grew up" and became an adult, she kissed him passionately, saying it was "the future" and the inevitable result of their first meeting.
After getting her revenge and mortally wounding Chuck, Amara realized that it didn't make her as happy as she'd expected, because no matter what, she still loved her brother. With the help of Dean, Amara realized that what she truly wanted more than anything was her brother back and she was finally happy when she reconciled with God.
Three years after leaving the Earth with her brother, Amara is shown to have taken an interest in human things such as gambling, yoga and massages, even dispensing with her usual formal attire for more casual clothing. Amara states that she has changed and adapted, becoming the "better me." However, while Amara's relationship with her brother has improved, she still prefers to keep her distance, stating that while she's willing to coexist, she doesn't want to do it near Him. Amara recognizes that while she has changed for the better, God never did and is still the same petulant narcissist He always was, which disgusts her. As a result, Amara refuses to help her brother when He comes seeking her help for the first time ever, and even takes joy in trapping him on Earth in much the same way that God once trapped her.
Powers and abilities
The Darkness is the most powerful being in existence. Her release prompted God to hide out in what He dubbed "the safest place ever created" so He could be safe from her. Even after withstanding a combined but sequential attack by powerful witches, every angel in Heaven, demons, and Lucifer, she still proved to be stronger than her brother when she stopped Him from imprisoning her and overpowered Lucifer at the same time, before fatally wounding her brother, all before fully regenerating and walking away. Hours later after reconciling with her brother, she healed the damage her nigh-omnipotent powers did to Him with no effort. God at least believed Amara could heal the severe damage done to Him by the Equalizer, but this is unconfirmed as she refused to even try.
Despite her near-infinite might, Amara can be effectively bound or even killed, though it takes a enormous amount of combined power to do so. It took the combined power of all four archangels to weaken her enough for God to bind her, and even then victory was barely achieved. Chuck did mention that a massive amount of light, equivalent to 10,000 suns set to supernova, could potentially destroy her.
- "We're bound, Dean. We'll always be bound. You helped me, I helped you. No matter where I am, who I am, we will always help each other."
As the Darkness barrels towards and engulfs the Impala, Dean sees the flash of a woman in a black dress in front of him before he disappears, and Sam is knocked unconscious.
As black smoke swirls around them, Dean tells the woman that he knows what she is from Death's description of her. Amara is surprised Dean knows about the Darkness, but claims to know nothing of Death. When Dean asks why she hasn't hurt him, Amara tells him that they are bound and will always help each other, revealing that she bears the Mark of Cain. Dean comes to more than a mile away from the Impala.
While at the hospital tending to Deputy Jenna Nickerson's wounds, Sam and Dean come across Mike Schneider, who was infected by one of the rabids. Before he begins to lose control of himself, he gives his baby daughter to Jenna. He tells Jenna to save her, then goes to lock himself away and eventually die. While Sam acts as a distraction to the rabids, Dean and Jenna make their escape from the hospital. Mike confronts them, having fully succumbed to the Darkness, and asks for the baby. He names his daughter Amara before he begins choking and eventually dies. At a gas station 40 miles outside of Superior, Jenna takes baby Amara to have her diaper changed. As she is dressing the baby back up she notices a tiny birth mark on her body -- the Mark of Cain.
At Jenna's grandmother's house, Amara begins exhibiting new abilities such as telekinesis. When Jenna and her grandmother Barb witness this, Barb intends to call a priest as she believes the Devil is in Amara. Jenna, however, calls Dean, prompting him to turn around and race back to the house. When he arrives he is shocked to see Crowley drinking tea in priest garb with Bar. While the two step outside to discuss Crowley's intentions, Jenna checks in on Amara and has her soul consumed. While Dean and Crowley deal with the now-soulless Jenna, and each other, Amara suddenly ages into a prepubescent child and makes her escape from the house.
The next day as Amara is walking down the street, she is confronted by Crowley who offers her some "candy" in the form of a tied up family in the back of a van. She accepts the offer with a smile.
- "Amara, you must stay fixed on our purpose, even we cannot undo what has already been done. But as you grow and become stronger, your true destiny will be clear to you. I am what you are becoming, and we are mightier than God."
Under the watchful eye of Crowley, Amara begins educating herself on the current state of the universe, through videos like Hitler's Nuremberg rally speeches, and reading Dante's Inferno. She asks that Crowley protect her from God, who she says tricked her into imprisonment. While looking at images of nature on her laptop, Amara steps away to a mirror where a dark cloud transforms her reflection into the adult version of herself. When Amara feels doubtful after learning how much God did after He locked her up, her older self tells her that it was all because of His ego, and she needs to stay focused on her purpose, which will become more clear as she grows and becomes stronger.
The next day, as Amara is playing a game of Scrabble, Crowley arrives with gifts -- a blood stained dress and a children's book, which Amara rejects, stating she prefers the book her nanny gave her, Dante's Inferno. When Amara tells Crowley she is hungry, he attempts to placate her with cupcakes, instead Amara walks to her nanny and consumes the demon smoke, much to Crowley's surprise. Crowley continues feeding demons to Amara. Amara relates to Crowley that with every soul she consumes, she feels how much emptiness there is. When Crowley attempts to spin that into them working together to make the whole world evil, Amara turns it around on Crowley, asking if that is really what he wants, planting a seed of doubt in the king. When Crowley tries to understand what Amara means by the "big picture," she changes the subject by telling Crowley she is hungry, so Crowley has another demon minion dragged into the throne room for Amara to eat.
Having grown concerned that he may not be able to control Amara, Crowley orders her new nanny to cut back on Amara's feedings under threat of eternal torture. Later when Crowley notices the dead meatsuit of the nanny outside Amara's door, he enters it to find a now 12-year-old Amara, who gleefully tells Crowley she's hungry. When Crowley attempts to dissuade her from eating and instead to have a talk with him, her demeanor becomes more aggressive as she states once again that she is hungry.
- "Do I look like a whiny-winged suck up?!"
While questioning Len, Dean finds a drawing of the Mark of Cain on his coffee table and asks where he saw it. After threatening to take him to the police station, Len admits he saw it on a girl standing outside the Lizzie Borden B&B when he was there taking spirit photography a few nights prior. Amara and Len began talking about Lizzie Borden; when Len said he believed her to be innocent, Amara told him she could tell Lizzie "hacked them," due to the look in her eyes. As Len prepared to leave, Amara stopped him, grabbed his face and consumed his soul.
Sydney captures Sam and Dean, telling them they are going to be an offering, which Dean quickly surmises is for Amara. Surprised that Dean knows about her, Sydney tells the brothers how she met her a few nights ago. After leaving a bar, a drunk Sydney came across Amara, who told her not to drive, because she could put her head through a window. Sydney believed Amara was dumped in the parking lot by her parents while they got drunk, much like her parents did to her when she was Amara's age. But Amara corrected her and told her she found herself in the parking lot all on her own, saying she likes "dark places." Confused, Sydney tried to get Amara to come back inside the bar with her, but Amara stopped her, and told her she would help her. Amara grabbed Sydney's hands and almost instantly Sydney was filled with a feeling of complete bliss, and called Amara an angel. Amara took offense at being compared to an angel, which she sees as nothing more than "whiny winged suck-ups." With her demeanor having taken a more hostile turn, Amara grabbed onto Sydney's face and consumed her soul before leaving.
Sam and Dean take their leave after discussing how they are going to find Amara. Amara steps out from behind some trees and remarks, "Bye, Dean. I'll see you soon."
- "You were the first thing I saw when I was freed, and it had been so long. Maybe that's it. My first experience of His creation. You can't help but represent that for me, the sweet triumph and the even sweeter folly of what He's wrought. There's no fighting it. I'm fascinated."
Amara confronts a teenage girl by the name of Goldie Schmidtlapp, telling her she wants to be like her and proceeding to consume Goldie's soul. A now-teenage Amara arrives back at Crowley's Lair to find Crowley waiting for her in her room. Angry that Amara has been going out and feeding, leaving him to clean up after her, Crowley grounds Amara. In defiance, Amara attempts to leave, only to be telekinetically thrown across the room by Crowley, who reminds her that while she is strong, he is stronger, eliciting the response "For now" from Amara, before he takes his leave.
The next day Crowley pays a visit to Amara, who has been looking at cat memes on the internet. In an attempt to regain Amara's trust once again, Crowley offers her a snack, having his demon minions bring in a mailman for her to feed on, only for Amara to reject Crowley's offer. As Crowley is about to leave, he makes one last plea to Amara -- follow his rules and slow down on the feedings to allow him to teach her what he knows and protect her until she doesn't need him anymore, a deal Amara accepts.
Later that night Sam and Dean decide to attempt to kill Amara. Dean is able to make it to Amara's room, which Amara was expecting. As Dean and Amara stand face to face, Dean apologizes to her for what he is about to do. Just then, Crowley makes himself known and telekinetically throws Dean into a mirror, before pinning him to a pillar. As he is about to kill Dean, Amara whacks Crowley in the back of the head with her laptop and telekinetically forces Ruby's knife from his hand before snapping his arm at the wrist and sending him flying into the wall. Confused as to why Amara attacked him, she lets him know that she doesn't need his protection, but will let him live nonetheless under the condition that he give Dean safe passage to the outside. Crowley agrees and Amara allows him to teleport away. Alone once again, Amara questions Dean about what is going on between them, telling him she believes a part of their connection is due to Dean being the first thing she saw upon being released, remarking how fascinated she is by it. She tells Dean soon she will be strong enough to do what she came there to do -- settle an old score. When Dean is unable to go through with killing her, she simply tells him "Told you". At that moment Sam comes crashing through the door, forcing Amara to telekinetically send him flying into the hall. This act prompts Dean to advance on her, much to Amara's surprise. She sends Dean flying into the wall, sharing a look with him before she leaves and Dean passes out.
Amara is then seen walking along a busy street, savoring her freedom.
- "It’s incredible. How it endures, the propaganda. He was so threatened by me, fearful that I would make a more perfect creation than He. So, He exiled me. Virtually erased me. Passed on stories that I was a threat... He encouraged religions as monuments to His ego, promised the fearful safety if they’d adore Him. His way or the highway."
Amara stands in a crowd of followers listening to their leader speaking about God watching them. Amara turns to the preacher, and questions him if he really thinks God is watching, because she doesn't believe so. The preacher tells Amara to beg for forgiveness or she will feel God's wrath. She challenges his assertions, first by changing the water in a fountain into blood. Seeing that, the preacher looks at Amara in awe and asks if she is God and if she is testing him. Amara laughs at his question, telling him she is not God and raises both her arms skyward, compelling lightning bolts. One by one the members of the crowd are struck down, with the final lightning bolt hitting the preacher. With the crowd now dead, the blood in the fountain turns back to water. The thunderstorm ends. Amara surveys her work.
Inside a church a priest sees Amara sitting in a pew and approaches her. She questions the priest if he is in charge, telling him she is looking for God. The priest assures her she is the right place, as the church is God's house and through prayer she can reach Him. Amara kneels and begins praying to her brother, but quickly becomes frustrated that she is not getting any answer from Him. The priest assures her that God heard her prayer, telling her he knows this because God promised. Amara questions why people would believe in God, when they can only see Him when they die. The priest tells her it's the nature of faith and hands her a Bible. Amara tries to tell the priest that the Bible is just a manipulation, telling him humans don't know what God is like at all. The priest tells her he does, that "God is the Light, and it is the Light that vanquishes the Darkness." The priest hands Amara the Bible and walks away, which she looks at with disgust. Sometime later, the bloody bodies of parishioners lay strewn in the aisle of the church as Amara consumes the soul of the priest and sends him flying to the altar, cracking his skull and killing him. She asks God why He isn't answering her, even after all His chosen were killed, stretching her arms out and looking above, screaming with tears in her eyes for God to show Himself.
When Dean goes to investigate the massacre at the church, he gets a weird feeling that leads him to a park. There he finds Amara; she touches Dean on the arm and they are transported to a clearing. Amara tries to tell Dean her purpose on Earth isn't what he thinks it is. She says she never wanted to hurt anyone and only attacked the people in the church to try and get God's attention. When Dean tells her whatever their issues are, it is between them and that Amara can't be killing people or taking their souls. Amara tries to comfort Dean by telling him that the souls she consumed aren't gone, they are with her, and in that way they will live forever. She tells Dean she doesn't blame the mistrust in his eyes, owing it to how God's propaganda has endured. She tells Dean there could be a different way: no rules, no pain, no prayer, only bliss -- the feeling Dean has when he is around her for everyone. She says she was the beginning and she will be the end. When Dean questions her about what would be next after she takes over everything, she tells him he knows all he needs to for now. Dean turns quickly and plunges a blade into Amara. The blade doesn’t penetrate her body but only shatters. As the broken shards fall to the ground, Dean looks stunned. Amara tells him that was pointless, but understands, as he is a warrior and it is his nature to resist.
Amara moves closer to Dean. She cups his face in her hands and attempts to consume Dean’s soul. A confused look dawns on her face -- either she cannot consume Dean's soul, or she decides against it. She leans in closer and kisses Dean. He doesn’t resist, and then returns her kiss. Once Dean breaks away from her kiss, he questions her about it. Amara tells him it was, "The inevitable result of our first meeting. What you’ve been feeling since that moment. What we both felt. That we’re bonded. You’re the one who set me free." Dean tells her it was an accident, but Amara tells him it was destiny as he bore the Mark of Cain. Just then, three angels wielding blades appear in the clearing. The head angel orders Amara to surrender to the judgement of Heaven or every angel in the skies will unleash their power in a single unified blow. The head angel strides forward and Amara holds up her hand as if to ward him off. His eyes go white and his grace explodes from his body as he dies. The angel Daniel steps forward but stops, as if he’s run into an invisible wall. Amara then compels him to stab himself through his chin with his own angel blade. The third angel makes a move as if he is about to flee, but Amara swishes her hand and he explodes in a cloud of dust. A horrified Dean asks Amara what has she done, knowing that the angels will smite them. As lightning flashes overhead and thunder claps, Dean and Amara look skyward, as the clouds darken and swirl. Amara looks at Dean with concern, then flicks her hand and he disappears. Amara raises her arms to the sky as a blaze of holy light envelops her and the ground explodes.
- "My brother always did have horrible taste in men."
In the fallout of the angel smiting, Castiel and Ambriel are sent by Dean and Heaven, respectively, to search for any sign of Amara or her body. When Castiel arrives at ground zero, he only finds a large empty crater. When finds Ambriel, she tells him she has been searching for a while and hasn't found any sign of Amara, until Castiel points out it is the afternoon and it is completely dark. They continue their search together and when Ambriel splits away from Castiel, she comes across Amara's seemingly lifeless body laying on the ground. She walks up to it and touches it to see if Amara is still alive. Without warning, Amara's eyes open and she grabs Ambriel, who lets out a scream. When Castiel hears this, he rushes to her location to find Amara consuming Ambriel's grace and life force. Soon after, the dark skies dissipate as the surrounding Darkness returns to Amara's body. Amara acknowledges Castiel's presence and when Castiel brandishes his angel blade and tells her he is not afraid to die, she tells him how much he reeks of fear and self-loathing. When he attempts stab Amara, she easily stops him and sends him flying back into a tree. She approaches him, questioning why God showed such special interest in him. Castiel tells her to "do it" and consume him, however Amara doesn't see the point to it, believing Castiel to be so beaten down. Instead Amara places her hand on his chest, and teleports him away, an act which appears to weaken her. When Castiel regroups with Crowley and Dean, he reveals Amara gave him a message, opening his shirt he reveals the words "I am coming" branded onto his chest.
When Dean kisses Melissa Harper to pass her curse on to himself, he becomes the target of the qareen. Sam, Dean, and Melissa head to the witch Sonja's salon to try and find a way to stop the qareen before it gets to Dean. While there Sam and Dean learn they must destroy its heart. While Sam searches upstairs for it, Dean remains in the basement. While looking for the heart, the qareen appears before Dean in the form of Amara. The qareen tells Dean it feels the longing in his heart and the love he feels for Amara, commenting that it is also cloaked in shame. The qareen attempts to entice Dean, telling him to just "give in." Dean rejects the qareen's advances, telling it it's not the real Amara and attacks it. During the struggle, the qareen gets the upper hand and is about to rip Dean's heart out when it stops short and and screams in agony as it disintegrates into a white light emanating from a hole in its chest after Sam destroys its heart.
- "As God's favorite, His first son, you may be the one thing in all of creation that He still cares about, the one thing that could finally make Him show Himself, so that I can confront Him and He can acknowledge the wrongs He's done me. And then He can witness the utter destruction of all His creation before He Himself is swept away."
Still reeling from the aftereffects of the angel smiting, Amara was at some point found by Rowena, who went on to use her abilities with magic to heal Amara. Amara questions why Rowena is helping despite not having the capacity for kindness. Rowena explains she wants revenge on Lucifer and to be by Amara's side when she remakes the world, as well as to be a confidant. Amara decides to test out how well Rowena has healed her; she stands and screams out "Hear me!" which sends a powerful force of Darkness towards Heaven, while also causing disturbances on Earth.
Sometime later, as Lucifer is prepared to give the killing blow to the Winchesters, Amara bursts through the door of the church. She tells the three that she was tracking Rowena since she left her side. She warns Lucifer that he should have stayed safely locked away. Lucifer, with the Horn of Joshua in hand, absorbs its power and directs it towards Amara, engulfing her in a bright white light. Once the power is depleted, everyone is in shock to see Amara has not been harmed. She telekinetically draws Lucifer to her, telling him they need to have a chat. As Dean screams out to Castiel, Amara looks to him with concern and releases Dean and Sam from the binding Lucifer put on them before she disappears with her nephew.
At an abandoned factory, Lucifer attempts to talk Amara into an alliance, telling her they both have their problems with God and he knows His weak spots. Amara reminds him the last time she trusted him, Lucifer and her brother tricked her and sealed her away for eons. She does admit that Lucifer can be of use to her -- as God's first and favorite son, he may be the one thing to finally draw Him out of hiding. She tells Lucifer that she will confront God and make Him acknowledge the wrongs He has done to her and that He will watch as creation is destroyed before He is swept away. Lucifer mocks Amara for thinking God will come back, but Amara tells him they will just have to wait and see before she begins to violently torture Lucifer.
- "Spoiled brat. I needed solitude and He needed a fan club, so He made all that. Then when I complained. He stuffed me in a hole for eons -- with your help."
As Amara continues her torture of Lucifer, she tells him to "end his suffering" by calling out to God and beg Him to save him. She only receives mockery from Lucifer. Amara feels that something has changed in the world, when Lucifer suggests God finally picked up on her latest slaughter. Amara tells Lucifer how she needed solitude, and when she complained to God about His creation, He along with Lucifer's help, locked her away for eons. When Lucifer tells her to stop complaining, an annoyed Amara knocks him unconscious with a wave of her hand.
As Dean is sitting in the Bunker looking for any signs of Amara, she suddenly appears before him. She tells Dean how much she has missed him before telling him she knows God has resurfaced and only asks that if he comes across God to tell Him Lucifer and Castiel are not doing so well, and by ignoring her He is allowing their suffering as well as her attacks on the world at large to happen. Amara once again appears to Dean while he and Sam are interviewing Donatello Redfield, the only survivor of Amara's fog attack. She tells Dean events are moving faster than expected and needs to speak with him in person and alone before disappearing once again.
As a way to keep Amara distracted while Sam, Metatron, and Donatello try to rescue Lucifer, Dean reaches out to Amara and the two meet in the woods. There Amara tells Dean how she missed him and the sensations he arouses in her, telling him she knows he feels the same and questioning what they are going to do about it. When Dean tells her there can be no "us" and that they should just walk away, Amara immediately questions why Dean isn't doing that. Amara asks Dean to reconsider her offer, reminding him how the world has not been kind to him, and tells him to give up his smallness and humanity to become boundless within her, as the end of the world is inevitable. Dean admits he is drawn to her, and that the lack of control bothers him. Amara asks why he fights it as she can be the end of his struggle. As Amara approaches Dean, she finds his thoughts are somewhere else. Realizing he has spoken with God, she feels Dean has betrayed her and leaves him. Arriving back at the silo, Amara only finds Metatron, who attacks her with a blood sigil that consumes her in a white light, but is not effective in damaging her. Metatron pleads with Amara to spare the universe, but is promptly killed. As Sam is making his escape with Lucifer, Amara appears in the middle of the road and stops the Impala in its tracks, telling them they aren't worth sparing. But before she can destroy them, Sam, Lucifer, and Donatello are teleported away.
- "My brother will dim and fade away into nothing... But not until He sees what comes next. Not until He watches this world, everything He created, everything He loves turn to ash... Welcome to the end."
At the home of Donatello Redfield, Amara assaults the new prophet. As Donatello feigns that he doesn't know anything, Amara tells him that he knows where God is located. Donatello defiantly refuses to tell Amara God's location. She tells him he won't have to before clasping her hands on his face and consuming Donatello's soul, which allows her learn that her brother is in Kansas.
At the Men of Letters Bunker, the warding sigils that adorn the walls begin to fade away as the earth begins to shake. Amara teleports in, appearing on top of the table in the command center, and angrily kicks Chuck's "World's Greatest Dad" mug to the ground. As Amara explores the Bunker, she comes to Dean's bedroom; entering it she finds a framed photo of a young Dean and Mary and looks at it fondly. As she places the photo down, she is met by an astral projection of Rowena, who communicates to Amara that she is with God as they speak. As Rowena steps outside of the abandoned power plant, Amara appears out of nowhere. Amara reveals that she knew Rowena's betrayal was a trap the moment she made contact with her, but doesn't care as all she has wanted was a face-to-face with her brother. Amara makes a veiled threat about how she can repay Rowena, which prompts her to attack Amara with a spell. The spell has no effect on Amara, who tells Rowena that it tickled, and mocks Rowena for thinking the power of one witch could hurt her. Rowena retorts, she isn't one witch and soon attacks again, this time with the pooled power of Clea and three other witches, which sends Amara to the ground. Amara soon stands up and deflects the magic back at Rowena, knocking her down and sending blow back to Clea and the other witches, killing them. As Amara approaches the prone Rowena, the second attack wave begins, as the angels in Heaven fire a blast of energy, sending Amara to her knees. This allows the third wave, demons, to attack. As pillars of demon smoke swirl around Amara, lifting her off the ground, Amara desperately attempts to fight back. She is then thrown through the air by Crowley, who smokes out of his meatsuit and joins the assault.
- "Dean, you gave me what I needed most. I want to do the same for you."
With Chuck slowly dying, Amara retreats to a park to reflect on what she has done. Touching a bed of roses as she walks, she looks up and notices the sun is dying before seeing the flowers she just touched have died, much to her shock.
Amara sits on a bench, staring blankly, when she is joined by an elderly woman who is feeding the pigeons. The woman compliments Amara's dress and asks Amara if she wants to feed the pigeons too. Amara, concerned what her touch may do to the old woman or pigeons, declines. As the old woman continues feeding them she tells Amara that she has been feeding them for 20 years and are almost like family to her, knowing that it may make her sound crazy in Amara's eyes. She tells Amara of her husband's death and how her son wants to send her to a retirement community, remarking that it's where they send old folks to die. Amara asks if she hates her son. The woman says she does sometimes, but that with family even when you hate them, you still love them. This appears to have a profound effect on Amara.
With Dean now a walking bomb, Chuck zaps him to Amara's location. She questions how Dean found her, only for him tell her he is there to give her what she wants, him. Surprised, Amara questions his change of heart. As Dean approaches, he says that if being a part of her will take away the pain of his friends, family, and the world dying away, he is willing to join her. However, Amara is able to sense the power radiating from him and asks why he thinks now he would be able to hurt her. Dean tells her he has no choice, especially with what she is doing to the sun. Amara corrects him and tells Dean the sun dying is not her, but rather due to God's impending death tipping the cosmic balance scales. She says that when the scales tip away from the light, everything in the universe will cease to exist, including herself. Amara reiterates God's betrayal of her, and how He sent Dean to execute her. Dean tells her God doesn't want her dead or any of this. When Dean asks if this is what she wanted, Amara replies she only wished to hurt God, not kill Him. Dean makes an impassioned speech to Amara about revenge not being satisfying in the end and how family, no matter how bad it gets, will always be there for you, telling her all she ever wanted was her brother. As Amara scoffs and tells Dean to "just stop," Dean continues telling her how she really doesn't want to be alone, which is probably why she wanted him -- she was looking to fill the void left after God betrayed her. He asks her to put aside the rage and hate and tell him what she really wants.
Back at the Lazy Shag bar, as Sam goes to get Chuck a glass of water, He is suddenly teleported to the park with Amara and Dean. When He asks why she brought Him there, Amara reminds Him how in the beginning it was only them, and the love they shared for each other. She tells Him of the jealousy and hate she had when He went on to create life, how hurt she was by His need for something besides her. she says that all she thought about since being locked away was to make Him suffer, but she found that her revenge did not make her happy and has come to realize that what He has created is truly beautiful. She tells Him she knows things can't go back to how they were, but wishes to just be a family again, a sentiment Chuck wishes for too. As Amara grabs His hand, light begins to emanate and the sun begins to shine brighter. As Amara returns Chuck to His full power, Chuck tells Dean that He and Amara are going to go away for a while, but before they leave he removes the souls from Dean's body and assures Dean the Earth will be fine as long as Sam and Dean are in it. Before they depart, Amara cryptically tells Dean that since he gave her what she needed most, she wanted to do the same for him before she fades away into black smoke, followed by Chuck who fades into white and the two ascend to the Heavens and disappear.
Chuck reveals that Amara is in Reno, Nevada, as he talks with Castiel and the Winchesters at the Bunker, telling them that she is a fan of the game keno. He also states that she joined him on his journey around the universe and they had a good time reconnecting with each other.
- "Yes. Yes, yin, yang, balance of nature. I am willing to coexist with You, brother, in the universe. Just not, you know, anywhere near You."
In Reno, Nevada, Amara is receiving a massage when her masseuse, Kimiko, is smote and replaced by Chuck. Surprised by Chuck's sudden appearance, Amara tells her brother to dispense with the small talk and tell her what He wants, as they had agreed to give each other space.
As Amara does yoga, Chuck suggests they pop to another dimension and create a new species as a "family project," but Amara rejects His offer telling Him she is running a hot streak in craps and likes Reno because everyone in the city is not Him. Amara quickly realizes something is wrong with Chuck, and that He needs her, despite never needing anyone in His entire existence. She discovers His shoulder wound and realizes that Chuck is not "complete" and is afraid.
Amara prepares to go off alone, despite Chuck's protests that they need to remain together. While Amara agreed to coexist with Chuck to keep balance in the universe, she refuses to do it anywhere near Him. As Chuck becomes angry, Amara quickly shuts Him down, reminding Chuck that even on His best day, He couldn't force her hand. Now, she believes, He can't do much of anything beyond a few parlor tricks, which is why He needs her to help him leave this world. She tells Chuck that while she's adapted and changed into the better version of herself, He is still the same petulant narcissist, and she declares her intent to leave Him. Before she leaves, she reminds Chuck of how long ago He trapped her, and now she's leaving Him diminished and abandoned, and giving Him what He always wanted, to be on His own.
- "Apologies, Dean, but you don't get anything. You see me sitting across from you. You see a woman. You see Chuck as a squirrelly weirdo. But you can't imagine what we really are. We came into existence together. We are the same."
After learning of a major blackout in Atlantic City where a casino is putting up a large keno jackpot, Dean theorizes Amara was the cause due to her love of the game and he and Sam head off to meet with her. On a pit stop in Pennsylvania, Amara suddenly appears in front of Sam and Dean, telling Dean she sensed him two states over due to his distinctive musk, and offers to talk with the Winchesters over some pierogies.
In the diner, Sam and Dean try to talk Amara into helping them trap Chuck. But Amara refuses to betray her brother and reveals to the Winchesters that she and Chuck are in actuality twins, and when they split and she was trapped, it caused the Big Bang. As Sam and Dean are about to leave, Dean returns to the diner and asks Amara why she brought back Mary, revealing to her that Mary has died again since he last saw Amara. Amara tells Dean that she wanted two things for him. The first was for him to see that Mary was a real and complicated person and not the myth he had built in his mind. The second was the hope that bringing his mother back would make him happy and subside the anger in him, but she realizes that it did not work. Dean goes on to unleash his anger at being used his whole life on Amara, telling her that she's trapped by Chuck the same as everyone else. Amara asks if she can trust Dean. He tells her he would never hurt her, prompting Amara to agree to think about helping the Winchesters trap Chuck.
After Jack restores the Earth, Sam asks about Amara what happened with Amara after Jack took Chuck's power. Jack tells Sam and Dean that Amara is with him, and that they are in harmony.
- Let's talk about temperature coding as a warning system in 11x01 by neven-ebrez (October 2015); archive link
- Thoughts on the possible significance of the rainbow pillow in baby Amara’s crib in “Form and Void” by larinah (October 2015); archive link
- Post about the difference between The Darkness’ relationship with humanity compared with God’s and it’s follow-up comparing the tripartite nature of God with Amara and The Darkness by lookatthesefreakinghipsters (December 2015)
- archive OKAY BUT LISTEN. I just noticed something really interesting about Amara’s wardrobe by babybrotherdean (January 2016); archive link
- On Amara: the origin and evolution of the Mark of Cain as illustrated by the self loathing and early childhood victimization of Dean Winchester by neven-ebrez (January 2016); archive link (Updated August 2017; archive link)
- Amara, The Darkness & How She Too Needed to be Saved by jkateel (May 2016); archive link