Future!Castiel is a version of [[Castiel]] 5 years into the future of 2009. In 2012, [[Lucifer]]'s minions re-released the [[Croatoan]] demon virus - in this post-apocalyptic world, most humans have been reduced to murderous zombies. Castiel is at [[Camp Chitaqua]] with [[Future!Dean]], [[Future!Chuck]] and other survivors. Future!Castiel informs Dean that sometime after the [[Croatoan]] virus was released, the [[Angels]] left, and so did most of his angelic powers, so that Cas is now effectively human. He can however detect that Dean from 2009 is different from [[Future!Dean]]. He is embittered at his situation and has immersed himself in "women and decadence". When Dean first encounters him, he is organsing an orgy, and is a bit out of it. Future!Castiel is now considered a mortal Angelic Being; in other words he is a powerless angel. The fact that he recognises that [[Dean]] is from the past indicates that he still has some supernatural power. He is presumably killed during the attack on [[Lucifer]].
Note: there is mixed opinion amongst fans as to whether the future shown here is "real" or merely constructed by [[Zachariah]] to persuade Dean to become [[Michael]]'s [[Vessel]]. Commentary on [[5.04 The End]] on the [[Season 5 DVD]]s by Ben Edlund and Eric Kripke supports that this is an alternate universe model, rather than time travel. [[image:FUTURECAS.jpg|380px|left|thumb|Cas organizing an orgy.]] [[Image:Castiel_2014.jpg|380px|thumb|Cas stoned.]]
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