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Gideon
Gideon
Season(s) 10
Species Angel
Status Alive
Affiliation: Michael
The Powers
Family The Powers (brothers in arms)
The Grigori (archenemies)
Angels (siblings)
Portrayed by: Penn Badgley
"Cost and Consequences. Two words you humans never truly consider when you're faced with personal choices. Only the benefits. Only when the costs begin to weigh on you do you start pondering if it's all worth it."
―Gideon

Gideon is an angel belonging to the Powers who is loyal to the archangel Michael. He stumbled upon the trail of Alan Samson and made it his task to find and kill the rogue nephilim.

Background

Gideon had fought with the rest of the Powers on the side of Heaven during Lucifer's Rebellion and during the Apocalypse. He had fought against the Grigori during the fateful day that Michael went to confront Lucifer at Stull Cemetery. They managed to emerge triumphant in their battle against their long time rivals and enemies. He was shocked when he learned that Michael had been sealed in Lucifer's Cage through the machinations of the Winchesters and Castiel.

When the Civil War in Heaven broke out, he had sided with Raphael but when the Powers learned of the archangel's true motives of ruling uncontested. They then broke off from the war and went down to Earth and began to gradually work alongside the humans of Michael's Battalion. When Purgatory had been opened and the Leviathan came to Earth, Gideon watched as many of his fellow Powers fell in battle to them. Eventually, after learning of the Leviathan's weaknesses and Dick Roman's death, he fought with his brothers to exterminate the rest. 

He was present on the fateful night when Daniel Leonard had been revealed as the Heavenly Saint and bowed to him. Eventually, their efforts resulted in Michael's release from the Cage.

Season 10

Gideon was on the trail of a what he thought was a possible renegade but he then realized that instead, he stumbled onto the energy from a nephilim. It was causing some havoc in a small town and even had started to kill so he took it upon himself to find and hunt it down. The nephilim was masking itself from him being able to sense and track it fully. He saw that tracking it by pure angelic means alone wouldn't suffice so he realized that he would need some human assistance to help track the hybrid. He was forced to call in for the services of an investigator from the Battalion. Judice Parker was the closest to him and went to help him.

Personality

Gideon presents himself as a cold and detached angel. He doesn't acknowledge humor or compassion much like the majority of angels. He feels that expressing emotion and developing personal attachments would distract him from his duties and weigh him down. He has very little patience for human courtesies and empathy. While he respects humanity's place as God's special creation, he has no real love for them himself. However, he is a dedicated soldier and won't stop until he accomplishes his goals and missions or die trying.

Facts and Trivia

The name Gideon means Great Warrior or he that bruises or breaks. in Hebrew it means Destroyer One.

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