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In Season 10, Episode 3 Soul Survivor, when

Dean is cured, after having died and subsequently turned into a Knight of Hell

Shouldn't he die on the spot, since his body had previously been mortally wounded, to the point where he actually died?

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Not necessarily

We've seen evidence that demons1 are able to repair some level of damage to their meatsuits:

  • When we see Abaddon in season 8's "Sacrifice", she doesn't have wounds around her wrists:

    Abaddon mit hands

    This, despite the Brothers having left off her hands when we last saw her (though she notably left the sutures around her neck in - maybe she liked the look?)

  • In the season 10 episode "Reichenbach", we see Dean cut his palm with the First Blade, and then heal it:

    Dean's papercut

Although this is something we've never seen another demon do (most of them don't care a whit about their meat), it's not impossible that Dean, sentimentally attached to his own body, simply healed himself.


1 Or at least Knights of Hell, which is what Dean appears to become

  • To be fair, Dean was the first demon we know was in it's original form. Most, if not all, other demons on the show were either possessing a human or in their "hellsmoke" form – geewhiz Mar 4 '17 at 1:34

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