A spotlight on the transformation from Chuck to the Big Bad God

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Supernatural gave us a major transformation from the bumbling prophet Chuck to the Big Bad God. Here’s a spotlight on that transformation before Season 15.

God has become the Big Bad in Supernatural after his tantrum in the Season 14 finale when Dean refused to go through with killing Jack. Just how did he go from the bumbling prophet to what he is now? For #TransformationTuesday, here’s a spotlight on that change.

The first introduction

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When Chuck was first introduced to fans, he was just a prophet. Introduced as the writer of the Supernatural books in the series, he commented on how he must be God. Oh, how little did we know at the time?

We quickly learned that the bumbling “prophet” was protected by the archangel, Raphael. In the Season 4 finale, Castiel was obliterated by Raphael due to the threat to Chuck. However, he was brought back by God.

It was at the end of Season 5 that we realized that there was more to Chuck. There was a high chance that Chuck was, in fact, God.

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The clues he was God

Chuck suddenly disappeared in a flash of light at the end of Season 5. Considering he’d narrated the story of the last episode, it led to many fans believing that he was God. Rob Benedict even said at a convention panel that he thought he was God.

However, it wasn’t until Season 10 that we got some sort of confirmation. During the 200th episode, the girl putting on the show had reserved a seat for God. Who turned up at the end to claim that seat? It was Chuck, of course.

Finally, the confirmation that Chuck was God was in Season 11, when he revealed himself to Metatron. He then revealed himself to the Winchester brothers, offering some sort of help to take down the Darkness.

Throughout all this, he seemed a little like the bumbling “prophet” we’d met. He was Chuck, a sweet guy who had just had enough of the constant threats to end the world. He was ready to give in.

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God the writer

However, it seems like all of that was a lie; like it all led us into a false sense of security. What we thought we knew about him has turned out to be false.

God is a writer and writers lie. Apocalypse Michael made that clear, a hint that we were about to get a version of God we’d never seen on Supernatural; a version that we’d actually come to hear about throughout the seasons.

In the final episode of Season 14, God wanted the Winchesters to kill Jack. He “needed” them to do it because he couldn’t do it himself. Of course, that all turned out to be a lie and we learned that God had manipulated everything. He had written everything, and when Dean refused to be the good soldier and follow orders, God decided it was time to end the story.

You see, all that belief in “free will” turned out to be in vain. God had written it all. He’d made the Winchesters believe they were fighting for free will, but free will doesn’t exist.

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What about the Chuck in the future?

Wait, so, while all this time Chuck was God, how do we explain the story set in the future during Supernatural Season 5. It turns out that this future was never the real future. After all, we know that the croatoan virus never spread!

It was a future created by Zachariah, just an attempt to make Dean say yes to Michael. At this point, even Zachariah had no idea that Chuck was God. In fact, the archangels didn’t either. Raphael seemed to have no idea that he was protecting his father.

They all believed that Chuck was a prophet and that he would be a human in the future.

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What did you think about God’s transformation throughout the series? Did you believe that Chuck was God from the very beginning? At what point were you convinced? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Supernatural Season 15 premieres on Oct. 10 at 8/7c on The CW.