If Castiel were in a female vessel?

A thread on the forum sparked my imagination for today’s blog entry. We all no how much Dean loves a real woman, how he flirts with women regularly. When Castiel first came on the scene, many got the relationship and shipped the pair because of their chemistry and attraction. I can see the bond, but as far as the relationship is concerned, I can take it or leave it.

If Castiel were a woman- Would this feel any different?

If Castiel were a woman- Would this feel any different?

What sparked my thought was, how would we have felt if Castiel was in fact a woman? Would this change our perception of the Dean and Cas relationship if the gender were reversed? Would there have been much more of an attraction if Castiel were a woman not a man? So if Cas was a women would fans have really not liked her. As we no how well women go down on this show, and what reception they often do receive. Would we have felt any different over Cas, if he were wearing a skirt?

We no of this profound bond ...

We no of this profound bond …

Could Dean and Cas (female) have hooked up, got close and had a relationship really work on this show. After all Dean did dive in with Anna and supposedly had the time of his life, even though she at the time did not have her grace. Could Dean in fact get close in this way, to someone he sees as a friend (brother).  Would it alter our perception of the boys closeness if they were to blend into a relationship, whether Cas were in a male or female body? 

Would the bond have been the same if Cas were female?

Would the bond have been the same if Cas were female?

Bella would love to know how you all feel about Dean and Cas. Do you get how fans ship the pair so profoundly in a romantic way. Or are they just really good friends at the end of the day. Type away guys on this Monday afternoon …..

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10 thoughts on “If Castiel were in a female vessel?

  1. I know this blog is dated, but I had this argument just recently with a family member. I have this nagging feeling that the show would’ve jumped on the romance if Cas were female. It’s sad, but many people might find the romance more applicable if Cas were female. Although, Dean never gets emotionally attached to females as he does the males within the show…so it still could be the way it is or even a lot more different because of Dean’s own emotional commitment issues.

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    1. Firstly welcome in to the group amdwriter91 hope you will feel safe and happy.

      I know this blog is dated, but I had this argument just recently with a family member. I have this nagging feeling that the show would’ve jumped on the romance if Cas were female. It’s sad, but many people might find the romance more applicable if Cas were female. Although, Dean never gets emotionally attached to females as he does the males within the show…so it still could be the way it is or even a lot more different because of Dean’s own emotional commitment issues.
      I’m not sure what you mean by this blog is dated. I do try and keep it fresh and very current, so apologize if you think this is the case. Very possibly. There are some very vocal fans out there who so want this canon that they are in a relationship. I see both Dean and Cas straight. Having said this, I think Dean has always seemed curious as he has had males jump on him before and admired it from a far. But I don’t ever see this happening on this show. I did wonder what Cas would be like if he were female, if Dean would be attracted more to her and the bond would appear even closer than it is now. But I think this is the attraction that they are both male. And Cas went to great lengths to save Dean from Hell, so could a female have proven herself as Cas did?

      Thank you for posting and come back soon
      Love Aunty B xxx

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      1. A female is just as capable of saving Dean as a male angel. Naomi is pretty strong. I think Angels are sexless and take on the gender of their vessel as the names usually reflect their relationship to “EL” which is Hebrew for God, Rafa-el, Castia-el, Urie-el etc. Not sure how Anna and Naomi got tossed in. Family names of writers perhaps. It is because Cas is male that there is a bond, attachment, as Dean stays away from relationships of meaning after being hurt by Cassie(notice the similar name) Route 666 and the disaster that was Lisa and Ben. Dean can instruct Cas about boy things, such as stripper clubs, porno, etc. Do not think these scenes could fly with a female. The male dominance of a female is not politically correct. So Dean will have to raise an eye, as he does when cupid hits the two guys in the finale of season 8, but he doesn’t play for that team- as he tells the Vamp in the episode where he vamps out. Not saying this as a negative against the GLBT community in anyway, it is just my read on how the character is written.

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          1. Somehow Dean’s preference for “pig in a poke” breakfast food relates to his relationship with women, but I won’t go there. Moving SPN to Tuesday nites here in the states. I followed them to Hell and back so I guess I can follow them to Tuesday nites.

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            1. ” I followed them to Hell and back so I guess I can follow them to Tuesday nites”
              LOL thats true! I really preferred friday nights but since its better for the show Tuesday Wednesday, whatever…Ill be there!

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          2. “hurt by Cassie(notice the similar name)”
            I cannot believe I never noticed that! DUH!

            I did!!!!! This show is known for similar names and names they’ve already used before. They like to re-cycle 😉

            Thanks for the post, always …..
            Love Aunty B xxxx

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        1. A female is just as capable of saving Dean as a male angel. Naomi is pretty strong. I think Angels are sexless and take on the gender of their vessel as the names usually reflect their relationship to “EL” which is Hebrew for God, Rafa-el, Castia-el, Urie-el etc. Not sure how Anna and Naomi got tossed in. Family names of writers perhaps. It is because Cas is male that there is a bond, attachment, as Dean stays away from relationships of meaning after being hurt by Cassie(notice the similar name) Route 666 and the disaster that was Lisa and Ben. Dean can instruct Cas about boy things, such as stripper clubs, porno, etc. Do not think these scenes could fly with a female. The male dominance of a female is not politically correct. So Dean will have to raise an eye, as he does when cupid hits the two guys in the finale of season 8, but he doesn’t play for that team- as he tells the Vamp in the episode where he vamps out. Not saying this as a negative against the GLBT community in anyway, it is just my read on how the character is written.
          I probably believe they would be. Naomi has proved her self to be strong and she can force Cas to break away from Dean. So she has certain abilities. I noticed the names were similar before I continued on to read your text. I remember you bringing this up before too 😉 No perhaps your theory is correct some, aspects could not apply. Not seen this clip yet debbab.

          Thanks for the post, always …..
          Love Aunty B xxxx

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      2. I just meant dated as in that this particular entry was months ago. But you are very current with this blog no doubt. I think you raise another good question, “And Cas went to great lengths to save Dean from Hell, so could a female have proven herself as Cas did?” It makes me wonder whether or not viewers could’ve believed that an angel that identifies as female could’ve been “strong” enough to pull off such a thing. But I venture to say that since Cas’s continual appearance he become someone other than Sam that Dean could confide, be close to, etc. Just one of those attachments that Dean holds dear to. While, I respect your viewing them as straight, I can still see a romantic side of their relationship. I don’t believe that it’d ever be official on the show, nor would they be physically intimate by a kiss or more. I do believe that Dean and Cas are in love with each other and that is different than the love between Sam and Dean [one in which I believe is purely that of a strong familial bond]. Dean has also never been “truly in love” with a woman, so I think people latch onto this “profound bond” between him and Cas to make their theories. Plus, I find that it could be projection of how they feel about their own sexuality, as well as those who might be supporters of a queer reading or the LGBT community in general. There is several ways the relationship can be read and nevertheless we, the Fans are not in complete control of the course the show takes.

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        1. I just meant dated as in that this particular entry was months ago. But you are very current with this blog no doubt. I think you raise another good question, “And Cas went to great lengths to save Dean from Hell, so could a female have proven herself as Cas did?” It makes me wonder whether or not viewers could’ve believed that an angel that identifies as female could’ve been “strong” enough to pull off such a thing. But I venture to say that since Cas’s continual appearance he become someone other than Sam that Dean could confide, be close to, etc. Just one of those attachments that Dean holds dear to. While, I respect your viewing them as straight, I can still see a romantic side of their relationship. I don’t believe that it’d ever be official on the show, nor would they be physically intimate by a kiss or more. I do believe that Dean and Cas are in love with each other and that is different than the love between Sam and Dean [one in which I believe is purely that of a strong familial bond]. Dean has also never been “truly in love” with a woman, so I think people latch onto this “profound bond” between him and Cas to make their theories. Plus, I find that it could be projection of how they feel about their own sexuality, as well as those who might be supporters of a queer reading or the LGBT community in general. There is several ways the relationship can be read and nevertheless we, the Fans are not in complete control of the course the show takes.
          Thanks for clearing it up 😉 Yes I agree, about their friendship which would it have been as close if it were a female. I don’t think it will be canon, which some fans clearly desperately want to happen. I don’t feel the bond would be the same. Not that its so good these days. Yes again there is a different bond defiantly, between Dean and Cas and Dean and Sam. Cas is not connected by blood where Sam is. Cas is a spiritual being and can also see the romantic notion too. But just think it wouldn’t feel right, I just love seeing them as friends. If they were romantically involved you would I think loose something special, it would be gone for ever. JMO …

          Thanks for the comments.
          Love Aunty B xxxxx

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