Elias Finch

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Name Elias Finch
Actor Matthew John Armstrong
Dates  ???? - March 5, 1861 (killed by Dean Winchester)
Location Sunrise, Wyoming
Occupation Phoenix
Episode(s) 6.18 Frontierland


Elias Finch was a phoenix who attempted to live a normal life with his human wife outside of Sunrise, Wyoming. However, one day while on trip into town, Elias' wife was taken while Elias was in the town bank. When he exits the bank and sees that she is missing, he follows her screams to an alleyway, where a deputy is attempting to rape her. When Elias tries to stop him he is shot, followed by his wife, who dies in his arms. The shots bring the Sheriff, who places Elias under arrest for the murder of his wife, he is found guilty by Judge Tye Mortimer and sentenced to hang on March 3rd, 1861.


Elias incinerates the sheriff.

6.18 Frontierland

Elias Finch is hanged, and he "dies" swearing vengeance on the sheriff, judge and deputy. That night Elias rises from his grave. The judge is the first to die, incinerated by Elias' touch. The sheriff dies soon after in the same fashion, despite shooting Elias several times with his gun. The next day, Elias finds the deputy cowering in a jail cell, protected by Dean.

Elias explains to Dean that he was framed for the murder of his wife. While the couple were visiting the town, the deputy tried to rape Elias' wife, and when he intervened the deputy shot her and Elias. She died in Elias' arms however, being a phoenix, the gunshot didn't harm him. The deputy then conspired with the judge and sheriff and accused Elias of killing his wife. He was unable to escape as he was bound with iron shackles.

He is unable to get to the deputy due to the iron bars surrounding him, so he grabs a gun and shoots the deputy instead. Dean flees and runs into Sam, who has retrieved the Colt from Samuel Colt. Dean and Elias face off in classic cowboy style, resulting in Dean killing Elias. The shot from the Colt causes him to incinerate leaving a pile of ash.