I don’t know if this was asked but if a knack snaps could something jump start it?
They could, but anyone that tries this is going to need a lot of power. Like, archangel level power. Burnouts aren’t easy to heal because of the angel grace the knack draws power from, and if their ability to harness that power snaps, it’s going to need a lot of OOMPH to break back through.
Nixie might have enough power to manage it, she’s able to see the threads and could try and knit them back together proper, but it would be a very difficult healing compared to her normal work.
In coth(bf) we’ve gotten sneak peeks of a certain shrunken Logan, which was probably the result of the mushroom. In ttol’s(ba) sneak peeks we also got to see him in his shrunken state, although I think it’s more likely that in this au he’s under Celeste’s curse (it looks like he’s got a knack – speed/fast runner). Both scenarios are shrinking curses by angels(archangels) -do they have anything else in common? What are the differences between Celeste’s curse and the Gabriel’s wonderland mushroom?
You’ve got a good bit of this right, but #ttol definitely does not happen in Brothers Apart! Logan is not under Celeste’s curse.
(I did tell @neonthebright that now she should totally come up with a knack for him tho….)
As for poor Logan. Gabe will be the first person to admit the mushroom’s great power is– you got it!– shrinking! And that’s it. He designed it on a whim, spotting his sister dear’s interest in this group and decided to give them a test of his own making.
Since he is a trickster, his tests are not always survivable, and this one especially so. Bite the mushroom, shrink. He never really thought someone might bite it again! So there was no built-in defense to prevent Jake from shrinking a second time.
(Bite it a third time and we might be getting into the realm from The Incredible Shrinking Sam and neon cringes).
So the main difference between Gabriel’s mushroom and Celeste’s curse is the amount of thought that went into their plans. Hers has spanned generations, and she has carefully cultivated her experiments until finally reaching the point where it’s ready to come to a head, while Gabriel? Saw a mushroom, pointed, said “Boo!” and shrank the teddy.
For these AUs (this isn’t at all an ability in canon Supernatural), all archangels share the same awareness of other timelines, some stronger than others.
Gabriel is one of the ones that has a sharp awareness of other timelines, because he likes to dabble in alternate realities on the side (The Lounge in BA, Changing Channels and Mystery Spot on Supernatural).
He will show up in other, future stories. He better just watch out if anyone recognizes the bartender in the Lounge!
Gabriel decided to pay the Winchesters an early visit when he saw how things were playing out for them, and give them a few reminders about how borrowers and sprites constantly have to live.
There is a prequel to Jacob in Wonderland which can be found here, a prompt that I wrote out about the trickster catching wind of them.
We have considered bringing @neonthebright‘s trickster into the story as well, a fun character named Elias who gets up to quite a few shenanigans in his own storyline! Check out his stories over on her writing blog here!
Lol! It’s not far off from what’s really going on…
I don’t have her directly hopping from AU to AU, but she does have an awareness of her other selves in the other universes, part of her abilities as an archangel. She considers them all a part of her, so to offend one is to offend them all. You can see this most in Brothers Asunder right now, where she rips Sam away from his family in as complete a way as possible, throwing him into the distant Wellwood forest as punishment for what other Sam and Deans have done.
Also if you kill one Celeste, the others remain untouched.
Quote: Do you know how many times this same story has played out? Sometimes John saves you, sometimes he doesn’t. Sometimes that little thorn, Walt, interferes. Sometimes he doesn’t. But you know my favorite part? The fact that you two little dears just never figure me out. Bumbling around, saving people, hunting things. You can’t see past what’s right in front of your faces. You’re mine. And you always will be.
Well, Rowena is often drawn to power, so I can see her seeking out Celeste if she gets wind of what she’s up to.
Unfortunately, Celeste disdains actual witches, as useful as she finds their powers. Though she might be interested to know Rowena is able to use magic without demon interference, she’s already met witches like that in the past. She won’t let Rowena come close to her plans, and Rowena would spurn this treatment.
Queue them becoming worst enemies and Rowena working to upset Celeste’s plans, especially if it helps her learn a few angelic secrets.
The first hint that Celeste wasn’t all that she seemed to be came from her name, in the very first story!
Celeste: Celestial, heavenly.
Further hints were found in her character profile for anyone who looked close enough:
She has no quantifiable age, created before humanity was born as the angel Saraqael. Though her host, Celeste, is a human, the one controlling her actions was never mortal.
The gender of Celeste is purely dependent on her chosen host. As a multidimensional wavelength of celestial intent, gender is meaningless.
In past millenia, she has taken male forms and so Saraqael is often associated with a male angel, though this could be no further from the truth. If given enough time in a host, however, she does tend to take on the mannerisms of that gender, like most angels.
Saraqael : Prince of God. The Fallen Watcher.
One of the seven archangels of heaven originally trusted to lead the heavenly host. One could call her current vessel an ironic twist, as she lusted for the daughters of men. Her primordial powers of protection have been twisted and corrupted, and she seeks to free her fallen brother by any means necessary.
This desire to break Lucifer of his cage is what brought her to Azazel’s notice originally, and he brought her under his control, an aspect of their relationship that chafed at her, though she put the demons he tasked to her to good use.
With Azazel out of the way, she can expand her influence without fear of retribution from the remaining Princes of Hell.
She has taken the time to learn true witchcraft since falling, discovering that it was an excellent substitute for her own celestial powers when she needed to avoid the notice of the angels tasked to seek her out and bring her to justice.