So, this has been on my mind for some time now and I would love the opportunity to have a thoughtful discussion about it.
First, allow me to preface this with saying that I truly enjoy the character of Crowley and I firmly believe that there is more to him than meets the eye. In a previous post, I went to so far to *admit* that I would personally be thoroughly excited if Crowley ends up being "god". In fact, I've got it all laid out in my pretty little brain how that could actually be the case, but that's just me and based on my perceptions of the show alone, nothing more. The biggest thing I love about the notion of Crowley being God is this: All the demons in hell are actually worshipping an angel (The "devil" is an archangel, Lucifer). So, I love the idea of all the angels in heaven actually worshipping a demon (Crowley, who is actually god, though they don't know he's a demon...). The paradox of that just thrills me, so forgive me if that is really not your cup of tea. I totally understand. And, for what it's worth, I totally respect all those individuals who firmly believe that Chuck is God. He may very well be! And if that ends up being the case in an episode, so be it! I won't complain, albeit I'll be disappointed, but awe well. But, even so, that doesn't mean that there isn't more to Crowley than just a snazzy dressing demon that pronounced himself King one day.
With that in mind, further allow me to just say that yes, I can argue and debate all of the evil and dark things we have seen Crowley do (even the red eyes, and everything else) and still defend why I think he is God (or, at the very least, more than just a plain demon). But, for now, I'd rather ease into the debate/discussion with anyone who is willing to discuss it by analyzing a part of his powers.
So herein lies my curiosity about Crowley. Recently, I rewatched Changing Channels from season 5 - the episode where we discover that The Trickster is the Archangel Gabriel. I love this character. I wish he was used more. However, something occurred to me during the re-watch that I didn't really pick up on before and I'm curious if anyone else already has. Whenever Gabriel performed one of his tricks or did any magic, he snapped his fingers. He didn't always have to, but he did do it often. And I can recall how Gabriel had always snapped his fingers in previous episodes that we saw him in. When I watched him do it, it made me wonder because the only other characters (that I can think of) that we have ever seen do that is Crowley and Castiel. Demons don't snap fingers when they do their tricks. We've only ever seen angels do that...and Crowley. I remember when they first introduced Crowley, and we first saw him snap his fingers, I thought "well that's an easy way to get him to have magic at his fingertips and show it on television". But, it didn't occur to me that the angels and archangels (or at least Gabriel) does the same thing.
So, I'm wondering what you guys think of this. Do you think it might just be a form of laziness on the writer's part to have them both do the same thing when using their powers, or do you think it's just an oversight, or do you think it's done on purpose to show that both Crowley and Gabriel are using the *same* power to do things?? Personally, I think it's the last option. Maybe Crowley is God, maybe he isn't. I'm happy to debate that! But, regardless, maybe he's actually a "Fallen Archangel"....... Which would be a new kind of concept....I don't know. Forgive me, I am not an expert in the bible. So, I am not sure if there truly can ONLY be four archangels, or if the show hasn't specified the exact amount because they are thinking there can be several archangels.
Either way, all this kinda/sorta/maybe points to some evidence that there is more to Crowley than meets the eye. And that's what I'm getting at with this. He's ALWAYS a step ahead of everyone and he definitely, ehem, works in mysterious ways, lol! No, but seriously, does anyone else here think this could have any merit? Really, I'm just curious. I know what I think of Crowley and the potential that the character has, so what do you guys think?