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[[File:Devil'sTrapHandcuff.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Handcuffs with binding sigils etched into them.]]
 
[[File:Devil'sTrapHandcuff.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Handcuffs with binding sigils etched into them.]]
Colloquially referred to as "angel cuffs", these handcuffs are etched with various sigils that act as binding links to nullify the powers of [[angels]]. Despite being referred to as "angel cuffs", the sigils eteched into them also are effective in restraining [[demons]] and [[reapers]]. They prevent the entities from using their powers, reduce their strength, prevent [[teleportation]] and in the case of demons and angels prevent them from vacating their [[vessel]]s.
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Colloquially referred to as "angel cuffs", these handcuffs are etched with various sigils that act as binding links to nullify the powers of [[angels]]. Despite being referred to as "angel cuffs", the sigils eteched into them also are effective in restraining [[demons]] and [[reapers]]. They prevent the entities from using their powers; reduce their strength; prevent [[teleportation]]; and, in the case of demons and angels, prevent them from vacating their [[vessel]]s.
  
[[Archangels]] have shown an immunity to the spellwork on the handcuffs, and are typically able to shrug them off. However, [[Bobby Singer (Apocalypse World)|Bobby]] was able to modify the sigils on the cuffs, making them capable of temporarily restraining an archangel's powers, including [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]].
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[[Archangels]] have shown an immunity to the spellwork on the handcuffs, and are typically able to shrug them off. However, [[Bobby Singer (Apocalypse World)|Bobby]] was able to modify the sigils on the cuffs, making them capable of temporarily restraining an archangel's powers, including those of [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]].
  
 
==Episodes==
 
==Episodes==
 
===[[8.23 Sacrifice]]===
 
===[[8.23 Sacrifice]]===
[[Sam]] and [[Dean]] use a pair handcuffs that have been etched with various sigils to keep [[Crowley]] from smoking out of his [[meatsuit]] or teleporting away.
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[[Sam]] and [[Dean]] use a pair of handcuffs that have been etched with various sigils to keep [[Crowley]] from smoking out of his [[meatsuit]] or teleporting away.
  
 
===[[9.02 Devil May Care]]===
 
===[[9.02 Devil May Care]]===
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===[[9.04 Slumber Party]]===
 
===[[9.04 Slumber Party]]===
Crowley is once again shown to be locked up the Bunker's dungeon when he meets [[the Wicked Witch of the West]], who is unable to free him from his restraints, as the dungeon is warded against all supernatural beings.
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Crowley is once again shown to be locked up in the Bunker's dungeon when he meets [[the Wicked Witch of the West]], who is unable to free him from his restraints, as the dungeon is warded against all supernatural beings.
  
 
===[[9.06 Heaven Can't Wait]]===
 
===[[9.06 Heaven Can't Wait]]===
Crowley is still locked-up in the dungeon, wearing the handcuffs.
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Crowley is still locked up in the dungeon, wearing the handcuffs.
  
 
===[[9.10 Road Trip]]===
 
===[[9.10 Road Trip]]===
Crowley is freed from the [[Men of Letters]] dungeon, to help expel [[Gadreel]] from Sam's body, but only on the condition he needs to wear the binding handcuffs. Later when he talks to [[Cecily]], he shows her the cuffs and asks if they can be removed, to which she replies "Not without the key." Later, Crowley also wears a collar that apparently serves the same purpose as he can't leave his [[meatsuit]] with it on.
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Crowley is freed from the [[Men of Letters]] dungeon to help expel [[Gadreel]] from Sam's body, but only on the condition he needs to wear the binding handcuffs. Later when he talks to [[Cecily]], he shows her the cuffs and asks if they can be removed, to which she replies, "Not without the key." Later, Crowley also wears a collar that apparently serves the same purpose as he can't leave his [[meatsuit]] with it on.
  
 
===[[9.14 Captives]]===
 
===[[9.14 Captives]]===
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===[[9.18 Meta Fiction]]===
 
===[[9.18 Meta Fiction]]===
The handcuffs are used on [[Gadreel]], when he is captured by Sam and Dean.
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The handcuffs are used on [[Gadreel]] when he is captured by Sam and Dean.
  
 
===[[9.22 Stairway to Heaven]]===
 
===[[9.22 Stairway to Heaven]]===
When Dean confronts the [[reaper]] [[Tessa]], and realizes she has carved an [[Enochian]] rune in her chest, and plans to "blow her self up." He is able to place the handcuffs on her before a fight can ensue between the two.
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When Dean confronts the [[reaper]] [[Tessa]], and realizes she has carved an [[Enochian]] rune in her chest and plans to "blow herself up." He is able to place the handcuffs on her before a fight can ensue between the two.
  
 
===[[9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?]]===
 
===[[9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?]]===
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===[[10.03 Soul Survivor]]===
 
===[[10.03 Soul Survivor]]===
Dean is still in the handcuffs when Sam places him in the devil's trap in [[the Bunker]]'s dungeon. Dean is later able to slip out of the handcuffs, as well as out of the devil's trap when he becomes human enough.
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Dean is still in the handcuffs when Sam places him in the devil's trap in [[the Bunker]]'s dungeon. Dean is later able to slip out of the handcuffs, as well as out of the devil's trap, when he becomes human enough.
  
 
===[[10.17 Inside Man]]===
 
===[[10.17 Inside Man]]===
Metatron is hauled out of [[Heaven]]'s prison in a pair of handcuffs, etched with binding sigils.
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Metatron is hauled out of [[Heaven]]'s prison in a pair of handcuffs etched with binding sigils.
  
 
===[[10.18 Book of the Damned]]===
 
===[[10.18 Book of the Damned]]===
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===[[12.07 Rock Never Dies]]===
 
===[[12.07 Rock Never Dies]]===
[[Dean]] attempts to place [[Lucifer]] in the angel cuffs, however Lucifer is easily able to bypass the warding and shrug the handcuffs off of his arm.
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[[Dean]] attempts to place [[Lucifer]] in the angel cuffs, however Lucifer is easily able to bypass the warding and shrug the handcuffs off.
  
 
[[File:AngelCuffs.jpg|thumb|right|350px|The angel cuffs' sigils glow as [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]] is restrained.]]
 
[[File:AngelCuffs.jpg|thumb|right|350px|The angel cuffs' sigils glow as [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]] is restrained.]]
  
 
===[[13.13 Devil's Bargain]]===
 
===[[13.13 Devil's Bargain]]===
While forming a plan to capture [[Lucifer]] and steal his remaining [[grace]] to open a rift to [[Apocalypse World]], [[Sam]] believes in his weakened state Lucifer could be restrained with the angel cuffs.
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While forming a plan to capture [[Lucifer]] and steal his remaining [[grace]] to open a rift to [[Apocalypse World]], [[Sam]] states that he believes that in his weakened state, Lucifer could be restrained with the angel cuffs.
  
 
===[[13.22 Exodus]]===
 
===[[13.22 Exodus]]===
To keep Lucifer in check, Castiel forces him to wear angel cuffs to keep his power bound. Lucifer agrees, but when the group comes across a contingent of angels, Lucifer smites them with a snap, and reveals that the cuffs do not work on him as they melt off his wrists.  
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To keep Lucifer in check, Castiel forces him to wear angel cuffs to keep his power bound. Lucifer agrees, but when the group comes across a contingent of angels, Lucifer smites them with a snap, revealing that the cuffs do not work on him as they melt off his wrists.  
  
 
===[[14.10 Nihilism]]===
 
===[[14.10 Nihilism]]===
After [[Bobby Singer (Apocalypse World)|Bobby]] did some tinkering with the angel cuffs, he was able to improve the angel cuffs allowing for them to hold an [[archangel]], and giving [[Sam]] a chance to restrain [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]] and bring him to [[the Bunker]].
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After [[Bobby Singer (Apocalypse World)|Bobby]] does some tinkering with the angel cuffs, he is able to improve the angel cuffs, allowing for them to hold an [[archangel]], and giving [[Sam]] a chance to restrain [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael]] and bring him to [[the Bunker]].
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 23:58, 18 March 2019

Handcuffs with binding sigils etched into them.

Colloquially referred to as "angel cuffs", these handcuffs are etched with various sigils that act as binding links to nullify the powers of angels. Despite being referred to as "angel cuffs", the sigils eteched into them also are effective in restraining demons and reapers. They prevent the entities from using their powers; reduce their strength; prevent teleportation; and, in the case of demons and angels, prevent them from vacating their vessels.

Archangels have shown an immunity to the spellwork on the handcuffs, and are typically able to shrug them off. However, Bobby was able to modify the sigils on the cuffs, making them capable of temporarily restraining an archangel's powers, including those of Michael.

Episodes

8.23 Sacrifice

Sam and Dean use a pair of handcuffs that have been etched with various sigils to keep Crowley from smoking out of his meatsuit or teleporting away.

9.02 Devil May Care

Crowley is shown in the Bunker's dungeon to still be bound using the binding linked handcuffs, as well as other restraints with spell work etched into them.

9.03 I'm No Angel

Sam and Dean use the handcuffs on the rogue reaper Maurice, as a means to keep him tethered to the Earthly plane, and extract information from him.

9.04 Slumber Party

Crowley is once again shown to be locked up in the Bunker's dungeon when he meets the Wicked Witch of the West, who is unable to free him from his restraints, as the dungeon is warded against all supernatural beings.

9.06 Heaven Can't Wait

Crowley is still locked up in the dungeon, wearing the handcuffs.

9.10 Road Trip

Crowley is freed from the Men of Letters dungeon to help expel Gadreel from Sam's body, but only on the condition he needs to wear the binding handcuffs. Later when he talks to Cecily, he shows her the cuffs and asks if they can be removed, to which she replies, "Not without the key." Later, Crowley also wears a collar that apparently serves the same purpose as he can't leave his meatsuit with it on.

9.14 Captives

Sam and Dean use the binding handcuffs to hold Del after capturing him.

9.16 Blade Runners

After finding Crowley addicted to human blood, Sam and Dean slap the handcuffs on him to force him to detox.

9.18 Meta Fiction

The handcuffs are used on Gadreel when he is captured by Sam and Dean.

9.22 Stairway to Heaven

When Dean confronts the reaper Tessa, and realizes she has carved an Enochian rune in her chest and plans to "blow herself up." He is able to place the handcuffs on her before a fight can ensue between the two.

9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?

After Castiel has destroyed the angel tablet, Metatron appears in his office and places handcuffs etched with binding sigils on Cas, restraining him in a chair.

10.01 Black

Dar is shown to be bound with the handcuffs as Sam is torturing her for information.

10.02 Reichenbach

Sam is able to subdue Dean after his fight with Cole, and place him in the handcuffs.

10.03 Soul Survivor

Dean is still in the handcuffs when Sam places him in the devil's trap in the Bunker's dungeon. Dean is later able to slip out of the handcuffs, as well as out of the devil's trap, when he becomes human enough.

10.17 Inside Man

Metatron is hauled out of Heaven's prison in a pair of handcuffs etched with binding sigils.

10.18 Book of the Damned

Though he is now human, Metatron is still shackled with the handcuffs.

11.02 Form and Void

Castiel is immobilized with the handcuffs while he is tortured by the angels Efram and Jonah for information on the location of Metatron.

11.06 Our Little World

Sam uses the handcuffs on the demon Jervis after he is able to subdue him after infiltrating Needham Asylum.

12.07 Rock Never Dies

Dean attempts to place Lucifer in the angel cuffs, however Lucifer is easily able to bypass the warding and shrug the handcuffs off.

The angel cuffs' sigils glow as Michael is restrained.

13.13 Devil's Bargain

While forming a plan to capture Lucifer and steal his remaining grace to open a rift to Apocalypse World, Sam states that he believes that in his weakened state, Lucifer could be restrained with the angel cuffs.

13.22 Exodus

To keep Lucifer in check, Castiel forces him to wear angel cuffs to keep his power bound. Lucifer agrees, but when the group comes across a contingent of angels, Lucifer smites them with a snap, revealing that the cuffs do not work on him as they melt off his wrists.

14.10 Nihilism

After Bobby does some tinkering with the angel cuffs, he is able to improve the angel cuffs, allowing for them to hold an archangel, and giving Sam a chance to restrain Michael and bring him to the Bunker.

See also