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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Respect Thread (Supernatural)

This will be my first Supernatural respect thread. Originally, it was aimed at Death, one of my favorite characters. However, I decided to make it for all of the Horsemen. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are abstract embodiments taken from biblical lore. In Supernatural, they can manifest as humans, but require rings to regulate their powers (except for Death) and their human forms become powerless except for teleportation with the removal of their ring (once again except for Death, who is unaffected by the lack of his ring's presence). However, they cannot be destroyed unless the very concept they embody entirely and universally ceases.

Note: There are no Youtube videos for several of the feats listed here. I will try to get a screenshot as quickly as I can, but until then, you will have to either watch the episode itself or simply take my word for it.


War is the embodiment of conflict and strife. He is likely the third oldest of the Horsemen, having being brought into existence by the Leviathans' conflict with one another as a result of Famine.

Respect War:

"You think I'm a monster. I'm jello shots at a party. I just remove inhibitions."

Super Strength

A bridge is seen to be broken at the beginning of the episode - War reveals he did so. It is unknown how, but as the personification of War, a largely physical force, it is likely War utilized his physical strength to break it.

"I really haven't had to do much - I mean, take out a bridge here, lay in a little hallucination there, sit back, and pop some corn, and watch the show."

Electrostatic Interference

War was able to cause communication systems across a town to become disabled.


War reveals that he can read Sam's mind:

Save your protests for your brother. I can see inside your head. And man is it one track city in there. Blood, blood, blood. Lust. Power.”


War is able to cause people in a whole town to hallucinate that the other side was possessed by demons, inciting a war:

An example of this, when he creates the illusion of blood on his face and then causes Rufus to perceive Sam as a demon:

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Famine is the embodiment of true hunger and desire. He is likely the second oldest of the Horsemen, having existed at the same time as the Leviathans, who were depicted to be eternally hungry. Because of the vast modern agricultural improvements which largely prevent starvation, Famine does not affect as many people in the world as the concepts of the other Horsemen, and so manifests as a weaker old man who is crippled and must remain in a wheelchair.

Respect Famine:

"Doesn't take much - hardly a push. Oh, America - all-you-can-eat, all the time. Consume, consume. A swarm of locusts in stretch pants. And yet, you're all still starving because hunger doesn't just come from the body, it also comes from the soul."

Electromagnetic Interference

Famine was able to cause lights to blink out, with his anger.

Hunger Inducement and Amplification

Famine causes varying people across a wide range to be consumed by their hungers and desires, to the point of death.

Warning: Due to the graphic content, I will not be posting GIFs. I know most people are fine with the video, so go ahead and watch it if you are, but I also know some people who would prefer to avoid watching this, so in that case, please avoid doing so.

Famine afflicts Castiel, an angel, with his vessel's desire for red meat:

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Famine is able to exorcise a demon out of its host with just a gesture.


Famine is able to devour multiple demons at once:

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Famine is able to pull demons into his mouth:

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Soul Reading

Famine reads Dean's soul to find out that he is dead inside.


Pestilence is the embodiment of illness and disease. He seems to be the youngest of the Horsemen, as the only species known to have been affected by biological or natural disease are humans. This means he was created after humans, and he is the youngest of the Horsemen as a result.

Respect Pestilence:

"Disease gets a bad rap, don't you think? For being filthy. Chaotic. Uh, but, really, that just describes people who get sick. Disease itself... Very...Pure...Single-minded. Bacteria have one purpose --divide and conquer. That's why, in the end...It always wins."


Pestilence is able to cause a massive swarm of flies to surround his car:

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Pestilence's unlimited dominion over disease and sickness allows him to infect everybody in the hospital and kill them. He lowers the severity in the case of Sam and Dean, with them getting only major coughing which intensifies as they approach him. When they enter his room, they fall unconscious, and later, after regaining consciousness, they appear to cough up blood to some degree:

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His power is enough to cause a depowered Castiel (an angel) to cough up blood by being in his presence:

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Electrostatic Interference

Pestilence could not be monitored properly, with his face and ring always displaying static:

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Astral Perception

He was able to tell Castiel was occupying a body with a look:

"Well, look at that. An occupied vessel that's... powerless. Well, that's fascinating."


After having his ring finger cut off, and depowered, Pestilence displayed the ability to teleport out of sight:

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Death is the oldest and most powerful of the Horsemen, said to have existed at the time of God. According to himself, he will reap God himself at the end of time. He is the only Horseman who can function normally without his ring.

Respect Death:

"You have an inflated sense of your importance. To a thing like me, a thing like you, well... Think how you'd feel if a bacterium sat at your table and started to get snarky."


Death can instantly cause another being to die. He causes a man to collapse, dead, after brushing shoulders with him:

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He threatens Dean with instant death:

"Try to bind me again - you'll die before you start."


Death resurrected several dead people in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, who then turn rapid. He confirms this in Two Minutes to Midnight:

"Hurricanes, floods, raising the dead. I'm more powerful than you can process, and I'm enslaved to a bratty child having a tantrum."

He also seemingly resurrects Dean, as Dean was scheduled to return after only three minutes of being dead, but instead lasts until seven. Later in the episode, when Dean asks him about the wall behind Sam's mind, Death says "Call it 75%", exactly what Dr Robert said when he was asked about the resurrection. Therefore, it is highly implicit that Death was the one who revived Dean, not Dr Robert:

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Soul Manipulation

Death brings Sam's soul and puts it back in Sam's body:

Weather Manipulation

Death created lightning storms whilst he resurrected the dead.

He also reveals that he was responsible for the hurricanes and floods that attacked Chicago upon his arrival there. He then allows Chicago to stay because he liked it's pizza, indicating he could have wiped it out if he had chosen so:

"Hurricanes, floods, raising the dead. I'm more powerful than you can process, and I'm enslaved to a bratty child having a tantrum.


I suppose it can stay. I like the pizza."

Telepathy/Memory Manipulation

Death reveals that he can place Sam's memories of being in hell behind a wall, as he does later:


Death heats up his scythe to the point where Dean drops it:

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Death teleports his scythe to him:

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Death is able to teleport from some unknown location into Dean's afterlife immediately:

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Death teleports from Dean's house to Hell to get Sam's soul back. He is the only one seen to be able to travel to Lucifer's cage without having the four rings, with the obvious exception of God:

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Death teleports from some unknown point in the universe to behind Dean:

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Cosmic Awareness

Death is aware of where Dean has hidden his ring without Dean's consent:

"Well, if you want it back - "

"I'm sorry, but you assume that I don't know where you've hidden it? Now we've established that you have hubris, but no leverage."

Reality Warping

Death creates an eclipse for Dean,Sam and Bobby's sake:

"But that door only opens in the eclipse. And that's over."

"I'll make another. 3:59, Sunday morning, just before dawn. Be punctual. Don't thank me. Clean up your mess."

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