So I’m not one to lament Michael!Dean (I prefer canon, tbh), but I got a shiver of a more, idk, metaphorical kind when this vid referenced dialog from Houses of the Holy:
FR. REYNOLDS: That’s right. The archangel Michael, with the flaming sword. The fighter of demons, holy force against evil.
SAM: So they’re not really the Hallmark card version that everybody thinks? They’re fierce, right? Vigilant?
FR. REYNOLDS: Well, I like to think of them as more loving than wrathful; but yes, a lot of Scripture paints angels as God’s warriors. ”An angel of the Lord appeared to them, the glory of the Lord shone down upon them, and they were terrified.”
Not the whole “holy force against evil” schtick so much as AND THEY WERE TERRIFIED.
‘Cause Dean right now is skating the edge of a whole lot of terrifying in the name of fighting evil.