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08 June 2010 @ 02:05 pm
Day 14: "He is my favorite."  
Day 14 - Favorite male character




Shocking revelation for most people, I'm sure.

I've never been fascinated with such a character before, to be honest. I've had favorites in the past with other shows of course, but nothing compares to the love I have for Castiel. The introduction of Castiel to Supernatural not only brought in such a compelling, intriguing and mysterious character onto the series but also brought in the angelical mythology as well, which both are immensely great and I felt really added excitement back into the show itself.

What I love about Castiel is mostly due to his character development over the course of season four and season five. There's just something so fulfilling and exciting seeing his journey and growth in the show, especially for a character that was originally supposed to have been in only three episodes. I mean, he's more than just some Angel of the Lord brought down to give Dean instructions, there's something with this character that's utterly fascinating, and we see that gradually unravel during the fourth season and, to a lesser extent, the fifth season too.

Castiel isn't like the other angels shown on the show, either. He is compassionate towards humans and humanity and the world that his Father created, he believes and still holds onto faith, even when it was crushed he still had something inside of him that kept him fighting for what he believed to be right; Castiel questions and doubts, he's uncertain of things and that's something I really enjoyed about his character development overall. He goes to investigate things, he doesn't follow blindly, and he's learning how to stand by himself even if the prospect is scary. Castiel is fierce and hardcore and one badass motherfucker as he is kindhearted, innocent and has a certain vulnerability to him. Particularly that when you know that he's fierce but is completely socially inept and adorably awkward and doesn't understand certain human concepts at times (and that warms my heart, tbh, that "never change" line is ESSENTIAL to this part of Castiel, for me). Castiel doesn't give up, he doesn't back down, he stays true to what he believes in and is willing to disobey and rebel against Heaven because of it, and not just that but fight to regain order in Heaven due to its massive corruption. And just the fact that everything Castiel has done has been for Dean? I absolutely love that. I mean, shipper-heart aside, that says a lot about his character right there and how much influence Dean has been on him, how much Castiel's own affections and compassion and attachment to this one particular human has made on his entire existence leading him to who he has become now. If it weren't for Dean, Castiel would never have considered disobedience, would have never questioned orders to the point of investigating and getting the backhand by his superiors, of deciding to join humanity in this fight. There's a lot of growth from him since we first saw him, just unraveling the many layers of his character and it's amazing to watch the more he learns and discovers things about the world along with himself and where he stands. That's what I love the most, actually. That he's figuring himself out in the middle of the chaos surrounding him, and has support because of it.

Plus the fact that Castiel formed a friendship with Dean Winchester is definitely something worth mentioning, as well. There's a bond, a companionship, between the two that you wouldn't have thought would happen seasons ago with Dean and anyone else. And the fact that it does with them makes it work. I'm drawn to that relationship because of how unlikely it would have been and yet it's there because both Dean and Castiel have similarities with each other it's simply undeniable, and that Castiel found a confidant other than his own kin is great to see, and vice versa too.

This is turning into a mini-Castiel meta, lol. Honestly, I could literally make this out to be an entire essay about why I love Castiel so much and why he's my favorite.

Simply put, Castiel is a refreshing character to have on a show where there are only two main characters featured. By having an extraordinarily talented actor as Misha Collins to bring such a fascinating character to life and creating the character and his story as the show went on due to his rising popularity is, by far, the best decision the show has ever made. Taking a an angel that could have just been a cardboard cut-out and just turning it around and creating such a fantastic three-dimensional complex character that has so many layers, many of which are thankfully due to Misha's performance in adding such subtleties to make the character mysterious and unveiling him one layer at a time. I love Castiel so much that I am actually very protective of him, from both fandom and the writers of the show because I seriously don't want them fucking with his characterization. Which is why he's my favorite of the entire show, actually. I like Sam and Dean I do, don't get me wrong, but neither come close to the love I have for Castiel. ♥

In other words, Castiel is one adorable BAMF angel who forever changed my entire viewing pleasures with this show in general, and I will never ever stop loving him. Truth, bbs. ♥ ♥ ♥




Masterlist of days here.

Wow, that was kind of a tl;dr right there. Well, he is my favorite character, so of course I would have to gush a bit. Like anyone's surprised of my shameless fangirling, please. Heeee.
 
 
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bold_seer: cas and coatbold_seer on June 8th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
I've never been fascinated with such a character before

<3 Word on loving Sam and loving Dean, but this being a different kind of love.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on June 8th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
Definitely. As much as I love the brothers this is completely different, my love for Castiel surpasses any other love I have for any other character. <3333
*angi_is_altered on June 8th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
The question is...do you love the man who plays him?
Renée: MISHA COLLINS BITCHES!rogueslayer452 on June 8th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
I think the answer to that is pretty obvious, bb. ;)
*angi_is_altered on June 8th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
Are you going to watch his movie this Saturday on the SyFy channel.
Renée: Misha. !!!!!rogueslayer452 on June 8th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
BUT OF COURSE! :D I AM ALREADY PREPARING FOR THE EPICNESS OF THAT NIGHT. I WILL BE MAKING POPCORN AND LOTS OF SNACKY-SNACKS TO WATCH HIM IN ~ACTION WITH THE STONEHENGE.
*angi_is_altered on June 8th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
I'm buying beer..and making food.
just a small town girl: [supernatural] not buying your bullcrapcarameltrap on June 9th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
No, no. It's not tl;dr. IT'S PERFECT. It reflects how I feel about this nerdy little dude with wings. So, WORD.
Renée: Castiel. I'm almost out of minutes!rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Oh, good. ;) I tend to get kind of get rambling when talking about...certain characters of whom I love. Like that's surprising. I can go on FOREVER talking about Misha/Castiel. <3
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on June 9th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
You just listed all the reason why I love the character too. Castiel rocks!
Renée: Castiel + Cell phone = OTP.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
He's my favorite for a reason. :D
imisspadfoot21imisspadfoot21 on June 9th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
Heheh, yes to all of this! Cas is my favorite character of all time...he is that amazing. ;)
Renée: Castiel. Cute and sneaky.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
I didn't think it would have been possible to love a character this much, but I do. I really, really do.
cheerful_earl: Castielcheerful_earl on June 9th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
I could watch that gif all day long. Like seriously, I think I could.

Castiel doesn't give up, he doesn't back down, he stays true to what he believes in and is willing to disobey and rebel against Heaven because of it, and not just that but fight to regain order in Heaven due to its massive corruption.

Oh, that is so perfectly put. It's so true. He doesn't quit. Even when he quits, he doesn't quit- at the end of S5, he'd lost all hope but he was still fighting for what he did believe in, even if he no longer believed they could win. Same with Future!Cas- all he was was bitter and sad, but he was at Dean's side still fighting. I really love that about him, along with the fact that he'll rebel against Heaven, but he's the only one who really cares enough to try to fight for what it really means.

Gah. I love Castiel more than I ever thought possible when he first showed up. I agree with you in everything you said (like that's a surprise, since we are brain twins, hehe).
Renée: Castiel. Searching for answers.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Believe me, I cannot stop staring at that gif myself. Or the picture above because, d'awww, lookit his precious face. ♥

I really love that about him, along with the fact that he'll rebel against Heaven, but he's the only one who really cares enough to try to fight for what it really means.

Precisely, and I think it's kind of sad that out of all the angels Castiel was the only one who really did care enough to stand up and fight. Well, aside from Gabriel but that was a last moment decision for him, which I loved and wished they didn't do what they did so they could have more allies, though I digress. But yeah, I really wished we could have seen more angel allies alongside Castiel in this fight and that he wasn't alone (though I think perhaps it was a parallel with the Winchesters and the hunter community, how they were always on their own? idk). Nevertheless, it just made Castiel's storyline even more stronger because even with his utterly disappointment in learning about God he still remained the BAMF he'd always been, he still fought for the good fight and still believed in doing that right thing. That's what I love about him, even though it can be sad and depressing at times, that's who Castiel is and always will be.

Hee, braintwins unite! \O/ Castiel is just love all around, really. There are so many aspects to his character that I could go on forever discussing, ngl. ;)
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Renée: Dean/Castiel. Never change.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
HE IS JUST LOVE ALL AROUND, Y/Y? ;D
goldenusagigoldenusagi on June 9th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
Yep, that pretty much sums it up!
Renée: Castiel + Cell phone = OTP.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
;D

I could have just said EVERYTHING ABOUT CASTIEL IS MY FAVORITE because that would absolutely be true, I love everything about him. Though specifically it's his development over these last two seasons that I have enjoyed, his development and slowly becoming humanized because of what he's learning and discovering, and how amazing Misha is as portraying that on the screen. ♥
Becky: SPN: BAMF OF THE LORDbeckytheelf on June 9th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
WAIT.
NO.
YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER IS CASTIEL?
WHY HAVE WE NEVER DISCUSSED THIS BEFORE? =p
Nawww just messing with you boo. I LOVE HIM TOOOOOO. *squishes that fierce mofo Cas*
Renée: Castiel. Adorkable.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
INORITE? IT IS ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING! LOL ;D

When this question came up I immediately knew the answer, I mean it's pretty easy when he's the only male character of any of my shows right now that I consider to be my absolute favorite. I mean, IT'S CASTIEL FOR GOODNESS SAKES! HOW COULD I NOT HAVE HIM BE IN MY NUMBER ONE SLOT? SRSLY. *smishes him like whoa*