Friday, March 25, 2011

Character Profile: Cupid

Character: Cupid
Actor: Lex Medlin  
Appearance: My Bloody Valentine (5.14) 
Number of Episodes: 1 
Species: Cupid (lower level angel) 
Powers/Abilities: Invisibility, Immortaility, Strength, Teleportation, Creating Love Bonds (Enochian markings)
The typical cherub in his loin cloth is a myth, according to Supernatural. In fact, Cupid doesn't wear anything to cover himself up, and least of all something that reminds people of diapers. The wings were accurate, seeing as how a Cupid is in fact a lower level angel. But looking at this picture now, I can't help but wonder...The similarity is striking, so maybe we believe in what one might refer to as Wee!Cupids? It's an intriguing idea, but I'm straying off topic here, so let's stick to what we've learned from 'My Bloody Valentine'. 

Forget the bow and arrow. Cupid doesn't need them. Using ancient Enochian markings, he carves the union on the hearts of those who he needs to bring together. Playful and mischievous, or serious and accurate? The latter, because a Cupid takes his orders directly from Heaven. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't go against the Big Man Upstairs, and neither does Cupid. 

We meet Cupid in 'My Bloody Valentine' where the Winchesters discovered the Enochian markings on the hearts of two mated victims. People have been going crazy all over town, and the culprit just might be a rogue Cupid. Castiel captures him in the back room of a restaurant, where he orders Cupid to manifest himself.

Dean: So where is he?
Cupid: Here I am.

Dean probably wonders why he even asked for it, but as Cupid holds him in a death grip, hugging the life out of him, his face says more than words ever could.  The poor guy's feet are actually dangling as he's being lifted several inches from the ground. 

Dean: Help!
Cupid: Oh, help is on the way. Yes, it is. Yes, it is. 

And then Cupid spots Castiel, setting Dean to the ground as quickly as he lifted him and bypassing him without another word. The poor angel doesn't protest, opting to grunt with every painfully tight squeeze instead. Sam on the other hand, looks as if Cupid were a Clown deadset on killing him on his sleep.

Dean: Is this a fight? Are we in a fight?
Castiel: This is their handshake. 
Dean. I don't like it. 
Castiel: No one likes it. 

Cupid doesn't have a clue, laughing and giggling happily the entire time. But it's shortlived, because Castiel quickly confronts him about the ones he has marked, the ones that are killing each other. 

Dean: Listen birthday suit, we know, okay. We know you've been flitting around, popping people with your poison arrow, making them murder each other.
Castiel: But we don't know why. 
Cupid: You think that I...Well, uh... I don't know what to say. (starts to cry)

Poor Cupid is so affected by these new developments, and he's not able to hold back his emotions as he moves away from them and keeps on crying. Sensitive little angels, those Cupids. 

Sam: Should...should somebody maybe...go talk to him?
Dean: Yeah, that's a good idea. Give 'im hell, Cas. 
Castiel: Look, we didn't mean to, um...hurt your feelings. Ah...(gets gripped tight by Cupid)
Cupid: Love is more than a word to me, you know. Like, I love love. I love it! And if that's wrong, I don't wanna be right. 
Castiel: Yes. Yes, of course. I...I have no idea what you're saying. 

 After a passionate speech about love and his targets, he asks Castiel to read his mind. Of course, his big brother does exactly that and sees that the Cupid has been honest with them. The puppy dog eyes are utterly adorable and so childlike, that once again it's not too hard to compare him to the Wee!Cupids. 
"Jiminy Christmas, thank you."


Of course, being another mythical being means he's subjected to the questioning of Dean Winchester. That's when Cupid discloses the fact that he answers to Heaven, and that certain bloodlines and destinies matter to the man upstairs. He mentions the union of Mary and John Winchester being a huge deal back in the day. Although, he was not the Cupid responsible. 
"Your parents were just meant to be. A match made in Heaven. Heaven."

The Cupid is a fun, giggly, happy and utterly adorable angel, but still he manages to piss off Dean, who punches the angelic creature. Dean hurts his hand more than he could possibly hurt Cupid, who didn't even blink, but still it causes Cupid to take flight. 

Dean: Where is he? Where did he go?
Castiel: I believe you upset him.
Dean: Upset him?!
Sam: Dean. Enough. 
Dean: What?
Sam: You just punched a Cupid.
Dean: I punched a Dick!

I hope we'll be seeing more of Cupid soon. I love this character. 
And click here to watch a little video about Cupid. 

That's all for Cupid! And I'll see y'all soon. 
Shirley Out. 

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