List of Supernatural characters
Supernatural is an American television drama series created by writer and producer Eric Kripke, and was initially broadcast by The WB. After its first season, The WB and UPN merged to form The CW, which is the current broadcaster for the show in the United States.
The show features two main characters, Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, brothers who travel across the country in a black 1967 Chevrolet Impala to hunt demons, supernatural creatures, and other paranormal entities, many of them based on folklore, myths, and American urban legends. In addition, Supernatural chronicles the relationship between the brothers and their father, John Winchester, as they seek to avenge and understand the murder of their mother at the hands of the demon Azazel.
Supernatural has featured many other recurring guests that take part in story arcs that span a portion of a season. Occasionally, the recurring guest storylines will span multiple seasons. After the death of their father in the second season, the hunter Bobby Singer becomes a father figure to Sam and Dean. As the series progresses, recurring guests appear at various times to help move the overall storyline of the show such as the demon Crowley or the angel Castiel. The series also features recurring appearances from other demons, angels, and hunters.
- 1 Cast
- 2 Angels
- 2.1 Akobel
- 2.2 Anael
- 2.3 Anna Milton
- 2.4 Balthazar
- 2.5 Bartholomew
- 2.6 Billie
- 2.7 Castiel
- 2.8 Duma
- 2.9 Gabriel
- 2.10 Gadreel
- 2.11 Hannah
- 2.12 Hester
- 2.13 Ishim
- 2.14 Jack
- 2.15 Jessica
- 2.16 Joshua
- 2.17 Kelvin
- 2.18 Lucifer
- 2.19 Metatron
- 2.20 Michael
- 2.21 Naomi
- 2.22 Raphael
- 2.23 Samandriel
- 2.24 Tessa
- 2.25 Uriel
- 2.26 Zachariah
- 3 Demons
- 4 Hunters
- 4.1 Asa Fox
- 4.2 Bobby Singer
- 4.3 Charlie Bradbury
- 4.4 Claire Novak
- 4.5 Dean Winchester
- 4.6 Donna Hanscum
- 4.7 Eileen Leahy
- 4.8 Ellen Harvelle
- 4.9 Garth Fitzgerald IV
- 4.10 Gordon Walker
- 4.11 Gwen Campbell
- 4.12 Jesse and Cesar Cuevas
- 4.13 Jo Harvelle
- 4.14 Jody Mills
- 4.15 John Winchester
- 4.16 Lily Sunder
- 4.17 Mary Winchester
- 4.18 Rufus Turner
- 4.19 Sam Winchester
- 4.20 Samuel Campbell
- 4.21 Samuel Colt
- 4.22 Walt and Roy
- 5 Other humans
- 5.1 Amelia Richardson
- 5.2 Arthur Ketch
- 5.3 Ash
- 5.4 Becky Rosen
- 5.5 Bela Talbot
- 5.6 Ben Braeden
- 5.7 Cole Trenton
- 5.8 Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spangler
- 5.9 Eldon Styne
- 5.10 Frank Devereaux
- 5.11 Jessica Lee Moore
- 5.12 Jimmy Novak
- 5.13 Josie Sands
- 5.14 Kevin Tran
- 5.15 Linda Tran
- 5.16 Lisa Braeden
- 5.17 Magnus
- 5.18 Mick Davies
- 5.19 Missouri Moseley
- 5.20 Nick
- 5.21 Pamela Barnes
- 5.22 Toni Bevell
- 5.23 Doctor Hess
- 5.24 Victor Henriksen
- 6 Other supernatural beings
- 6.1 The Alpha Vampire
- 6.2 Rowena MacLeod
- 6.3 Amy Pond
- 6.4 Benny Lafitte
- 6.5 Chet
- 6.6 Chuck Shurley
- 6.7 The Darkness
- 6.8 Death
- 6.9 Dick Roman
- 6.10 Djinn
- 6.11 Edgar
- 6.12 Eleanor Visyak
- 6.13 Eve
- 6.14 Dr. Gaines
- 6.15 Dr. Hydeker
- 6.16 Ghosts
- 6.17 Leviathans
- 6.18 Pestilence
- 6.19 Shapeshifters
- 6.20 Vampires
- 6.21 Werewolves
- 6.22 Witches
- 6.23 Wraith
- 7 References
|Jared Padalecki||Sam Winchester||Main|
|Jensen Ackles||Dean Winchester||Main|
|Lauren Cohan||Bela Talbot||Absent||Main||Absent|
|Mark A. Sheppard||Crowley||Absent||Recurring||Main||Absent|
|Jim Beaver*||Bobby Singer||Guest||Recurring||Special guest||Recurring|
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan*||John Winchester||Recurring||Guest||Voice||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Samantha Smith*||Mary Winchester||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent||Special appearance||Recurring|
|Adrianne Palicki||Jessica Moore||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Nicki Aycox||Meg Masters||Recurring||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|A.J. Buckley||Ed Zeddmore||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Travis Wester||Harry Spengler||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Samantha Ferris||Ellen Harvelle||Absent||Recurring||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Alona Tal||Jo Harvelle||Absent||Recurring||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Charles Malik Whitfield||Victor Henriksen||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Cindy Sampson||Lisa Braeden||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Recurring||Absent|
|Nicholas Elia||Ben Braeden||Absent||Guest||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Carrie Ann Fleming*||Karen Singer||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Steven Williams||Rufus Turner||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Traci Dinwiddie||Pamela Barnes||Absent||Recurring||Guest||Absent|
|Mitch Pileggi||Samuel Campbell||Absent||Guest||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Julie McNiven||Anna Milton||Absent||Recurring||Guest||Absent|
|Rob Benedict||Chuck Shurley||Absent||Guest||Recurring||Absent||Special appearance||Recurring||Absent|
|Jake Abel||Adam Milligan||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Kathryn Newton*||Claire Novak||Absent||Guest||Absent||Recurring||Guest|
|Emily Perkins||Becky Rosen||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Kim Rhodes||Jody Mills||Absent||Guest||Recurring||Guest||Recurring|
|Jessica Heafey||Gwen Campbell||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Corin Nemec||Christian Campbell||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Theo Devaney*||Gavin MacLeod||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Kim Johnston Ulrich||Eleanor Visyak||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Kevin McNally||Frank Devereaux||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|DJ Qualls||Garth Fitzgerald IV||Absent||Special guest||Absent|
|Felicia Day||Charlie Bradbury||Absent||Guest||Recurring||Absent||Guest|
|Osric Chau||Kevin Tran||Absent||Recurring||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest|
|Lauren Tom*||Linda Tran||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Ty Olsson||Benny Lafitte||Absent||Recurring||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Liane Balaban||Amelia Richardson||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Alaina Huffman||Josie Sands||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Briana Buckmaster||Donna Hanscum||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest|
|Katherine Ramdeen||Alex Jones||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest|
|Travis Aaron Wade||Cole Trenton||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Shoshannah Stern||Eileen Leahy||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Keith Szarabajka||Donatello Redfield||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest|
|Rick Springfield||Vince Vincente||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Courtney Ford||Kelly Kline||Absent||Recurring||Guest|
|Clark Backo||Patience Turner||Absent||Recurring|
|Danneel Ackles||Sister Jo / Anael||Absent||Recurring|
*Character has been portrayed by multiple actors with the listed actor being the primary.
|Rachel Miner*||Meg Masters**||Recurring||Guest||Absent||Guest||Recurring||Guest||Absent|
|Sterling K. Brown||Gordon Walker||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Richard Speight Jr.||Gabriel**||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent||Recurring|
|Rick Worthy||Alpha Vampire||Absent||Guest||Absent||Guest||Absent|
|Cameron Bancroft||Dr. Gaines||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Sean Owen Roberts*||Chet||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|James Patrick Stuart||Dick Roman||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Elizabeth Blackmore||Lady Toni Bevell||Absent||Guest||Recurring||Absent|
|Adam Fergus||Mick Davies**||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|David Haydn-Jones||Arthur Ketch**||Absent||Recurring|
|Gillian Barber||Doctor Hess||Absent||Recurring||Absent|
|Jeffrey Vincent Parise||Asmodeus||Absent||Recurring|
*Character has been portrayed by multiple actors with the listed actor being the primary. **Character acts as an antagonist at first, but helps the Winchesters at some point, and can be considered a neutral character.
The following characters are angels of God, making them extremely powerful spiritual beings. Merely perceiving their true form - even psychically - typically results in blindness, as the appearance of their natural "visage" is overwhelming; it is capable of burning an individual's eyes from their sockets, although certain "special people" are able to withstand their true appearances and voices. Because their true appearances cannot be safely perceived by humans and because they are spirits with no physical being, they often take on humans as vessels in order to exist in and interact with the physical world, though only with the hosts' consent. Angels require a particular vessel to reach their full potential, people being "chosen" to be their hosts or "true vessels".
Most angels are portrayed as emotionless authoritarian beings. A number have been shown to have disdain for humanity, whom they believe are flawed and inferior creations, though Lucifer is the only angel who refused to kneel before humans at God's command. All angels, fallen or not, consider themselves family, each being brothers and sisters and referring to God as their Father. However, most angels have not actually met or spoken to God. The highest-ranking angels currently command the lesser-ranking, their former leader God having disappeared and left the angels to protect humanity in His place.
Creator Eric Kripke originally did not want angels to be featured in the series, believing God worked through hunters rather than angels. However, with so many demonic villains, he and the writers changed their minds when they realized that the show needed angels to create a "cosmic battle". As Kripke put it, "We had the empire, but we didn't really have the rebellion." They had always wanted to have a storyline with a few central characters but having massive battles in the background, comparable to Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, and the addition of angels allowed for this. Kripke has found that it has opened up many new storylines.
Akobel, portrayed by Nils Hognestad, is the Seraphim of the Sixth Choir who married Lily Sunder in the early twentieth century.
In "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets," the Winchesters and Castiel investigate a series of angel murders committed by Lily Sunder. Castiel and Ishim, the last two angels left, explain that in 1901, Ishim's garrison, then including Castiel, was ordered to kill Akobel for father a Nephilim with Lily Sunder and kill the child, May. When confronted by the angels, Akobel ordered Lily to run and attempted to attack Ishim, but was prevented by Castiel. Restrained by Benjamin and Mirabel, Akobel was executed by Mirabel with an angel blade for his crime and May was then killed by Ishim. In the present day, Lily is seeking revenge upon the angels who killed her family.
After tracking down Lily, the Winchesters learn the truth from her: Akobel was not May's father and she was in fact human. Akobel was protecting Lily's family from Ishim who had become obsessed with her. After she rejected him, Ishim murdered Lily's family in revenge and Lily spent the next century hunting down the angels responsible. During a battle, Ishim is killed by Castiel to save Lily, avenging the murders of Akobel and May. Despite Castiel saving her life, Lily is left unsure if she can forgive him for his role in the events and the remorseful Castiel promises that if she wants revenge again later, he'll be waiting for her.
Anael first appears in "Devil's Bargain" in the guise of her vessel Sister Jo, working as a faith healer. As a faith healer, Anael heals people of their various injuries and aliments in exchange for money. Anael is found by Lucifer who is seeking out angels to drain their grace in order to recharge his own. Recognizing the rogue archangel, Anael instead convinces Lucifer to take bits of her grace, allow her to recharge and then take some more. In this way, Lucifer recharges his grace and forms a relationship with Anael who reveals that she has many plans to remake Heaven for the better, but has never been taken seriously by the other angels. The Winchesters and Castiel eventually track down Anael and Lucifer through Sister Jo's credit cards and Anael pretends to comply with them, claiming that Lucifer is extremely weak. In their motel room, Anael aids Lucifer in fighting the Winchesters and Castiel, flinging Sam into a wall. Before Lucifer can kill them, Arthur Ketch appears and throws a demon bomb, causing Lucifer to grab Anael and teleport away. At Anael's suggestion, Lucifer next visits the Heavenly Portal where he promises to restore the angels' wings and help make new angels if they will bow to him as their undisputed leader. Anael later stands by Lucifer's side as the angels all bow to him in Heaven's Throne Room.
Anael appears in "Bring 'em Back Alive" as Lucifer's second-in-command, growing increasingly frustrated with Lucifer's antics. Lucifer eventually admits to Anael that he lied about being able to restore the angels' wings and make new angels and violently lashes out at her, but can't bring himself to kill Anael. Completely fed up, Anael tells Lucifer that he now has nothing and has lost her too before leaving him alone. Lucifer subsequently abandons Heaven and Anael who is revealed in "Funeralia" to be one of less than a dozen angels left alive in all of creation.
Balthazar, portrayed by Sebastian Roché, is an angel who had fought alongside Castiel during the last angelic war. Believed dead, this was merely a cover as he left Heaven, taking a number of the weapons with him. Since faking his own death, he has been on Earth enjoying a rather hedonistic lifestyle. In "The Third Man", the Winchesters discover that three corrupt cops were murdered by the young brother of one of their victims in possession of The Staff of Moses. Balthazar is revealed to have sold it to the boy in return for his soul. During a conflict with Raphael and his henchmen, Balthazar destroys the archangel's vessel with Lot's Salt. Dean then traps Balthazar in a ring of Holy Fire and forces him to give up the boy's soul. They want to get more from him, but Castiel releases him because he owes him his life. Sam uses an Enochian ritual to summon Balthazar, in "Appointment in Samarra". Sam asks him if there is any way to keep a soul out of its body. Balthazar informs him of a ritual that involves him defiling his vessel, his reason for helping Sam being that he would find it useful to have Sam in his debt. He tells Sam that he would need the blood of his father (that needn't come from the "father of your blood"), prompting Sam to try to kill Bobby before he is subdued, Dean and Death managing to recover Sam's soul. Balthazar transports Sam and Dean to an alternate universe, in "The French Mistake", to evade the angelic hit man Virgil and gives them a key which he claims opens where the weapons he stole from Heaven are stored. This is revealed to have been a ploy by Balthazar and Castiel to allow the latter to retrieve the weapons from their true location while Raphael was distracted. A suspicious alias used by Balthazar in 1912 leads to the brothers summoning Balthazar in "My Heart Will Go On". Balthazar claims he had saved the Titanic simply because he detested the movie and subsequent eponymous song. However, upon confrontation with Fate, Atropos reveals she knows Balthazar is working for Castiel; the saving of the Titanic was to provide additional souls to fund their side in the civil war. Castiel pulls out of the plan to kill Atropos once she threatens the Winchesters, stopping Balthazar from killing her. When the Winchesters reveal that Castiel is in league with Crowley, in "Let It Bleed", Balthazar agrees to assist the brothers and act as a double agent. He then transports Sam and Dean to where Lisa and Ben are being held captive. In "The Man Who Knew too Much", Balthazar begins to have second thoughts about betraying Castiel, but ultimately continues to assist the brothers. He informs Dean and Bobby of where the ritual to open the gate to Purgatory will take place. Castiel summons Balthazar and reveals that he is aware of his actions, Balthazar is then killed by Castiel.
In season 13's "Unfinished Business", an alternate reality version of Balthazar is mentioned to have led one of the Apocalypse World Michael's armies. He was killed in battle by Lucifer's son Jack.
An angel portrayed by Adam J. Harrington who after the fall of the angels began gathering other angels into a faction to retake and rule Heaven. Bartholomew is described as being a protege of Naomi and in I'm No Angel, uses Internet preacher Reverend Buddy Boyle to find vessels for other angels. Wanting revenge for the expulsion of the angels, Bartholomew sends his followers after Castiel and when he wards himself against angelic detection, rogue Reapers. In Holy Terror, Bartholomew has shifted to using Buddy Boyle to target select groups rather than the whole world so he can control who will become a vessel, wanting only his followers to gain vessels. After some of Bartholomew's angels are slaughtered by angels under the command of anarchist Malachi, Bartholomew refuses a meeting with him and starts an angelic civil war between his and Malachi's factions. In Captives, Bartholomew has begun destroying all other factions, including peaceful ones as he sees them threats to his power and his men capture Castiel. Bartholomew is pleased by this, having apparently put aside his previous resentment as he is an old friend and ally of Castiel. Bartholomew invites Castiel to join him, having turned all of his human followers into vessels and using their resources to track Metatron when he appears on Earth. Bartholomew believes with Castiel on his side he can unite all of the angels under his command and retake Heaven, but Castiel refuses to help when he tortures an innocent angel. When Castiel refuses to kill the angel, Bartholomew attacks him, but Castiel overpowers him. Though Castiel has Bartholomew at his mercy, he refuses to kill him as he wants no more angel deaths and lets him go. Bartholomew refuses to stop however and draws a second angel sword and attacks Castiel while his back is turned. With no other choice, Castiel kills Bartholomew in self-defense with his own sword. Afterwards, several of his followers decide to follow Castiel, having seen a different way in Castiel's refusal to kill him and desire for no more bloodshed.
Introduced in season 11, Billie, portrayed by Lisa Berry, is a reaper first appearing in "Form and Void." She meets Sam inside a hospital whose inhabitants are dying due to the Darkness' infection, with her acting as their reaper. Despite Dean having killed Death in the previous season, souls are still required to be collected. Billie tells Sam that she is tired of seeing him and Dean dying and coming back over and over again, promising them that the next time they die, she will put them into the Empty, where no soul can ever escape. Billie senses that Sam is "unclean in the Biblical sense" and believes that she will be reaping him soon. Though Sam comes close to succumbing to his Rabid infection, he remembers Billie's comment about being "unclean in the Biblical sense" and discovers a cure through holy fire after looking up Biblical purifications.
In "The Devil in the Details," Billie returns guarding a door into Hell for Crowley, stating that its useful for her to have the King of Hell owe her one in such troubled times. When Dean arrives, Billie lets him in before revealing her identity to him. Billie makes it clear that while she doesn't actually want to kill the Winchesters, she just intends to make sure they remain dead when they do die. Billie gives a Dean a witchcatcher she has located for Crowley and later lets Castiel through the door when he is unexpectedly teleported into the room.
In "Red Meat," a desperate Dean decides to contact Billie to make a deal after Sam's apparent death. Dean commits suicide through a drug overdose of prescription pills. As a doctor desperately tries to revive Dean, Billie arrives and freezes time to "savor the moment." Though Dean tries to bargain with Dean, she refuses to deal, intent on taking him to the Empty. Though Dean insists that Sam is the only one who can beat the Darkness, Billie expresses disbelief at the idea and tells Dean that even if Sam could defeat the Darkness, she wouldn't bring him back and that "the answer will always be no." Billie then tells the shocked Dean that Sam's not actually dead as she would've been told if Sam had died. Billie unfreezes time and prepares to take Dean to the Empty, but the doctor is able to revive Dean with a shot of adrenaline to the heart. Disappointed, Billie departs alone.
In "Alpha and Omega," Billie witnesses the Winchesters collecting ghosts at Waverly Hills Sanitorium and follows them back to the Men of Letters bunker where she senses that God is dying. After the Winchesters, Castiel, Crowley and God explain their plan to her, Billie agrees to help, stating "little tip—you want souls, call a reaper." Billie is able to draw a couple of hundred thousand souls from the Veil into the crystal for the Winchesters' Soul Bomb, giving them the means to potentially kill the Darkness. Billie departs after saying goodbye to Crowley and tells Dean that while they will see her again, she hopes its not today.
In season 12's "Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox," Billie returns to reap the souls of those killed by the demon Jael, warning Dean, who is trapped outside of the house, of the threat. Dean begs Billie to help him get back in, promising that he owes her one in exchange. Billie agrees and throws Dean straight through the door to the house. After Jael is exorcised, Billie reappears to claim the one that Dean owes her: the recently resurrected Mary Winchester. Billie recognizes that Mary is struggling to deal with her return and offers her peace. Mary confirms that Billie can't kill Mary herself due to the rules and ultimately chooses to stay rather than leave her sons again. Billie leaves Mary be and tells all of the Winchesters that if they ever want peace, all they have to do is call for her.
In "First Blood," Billie reappears at midnight after the Winchesters escape Site 94. Sam and Dean reveal that they were going insane while in captivity so they summoned Billie and made a deal with her: in exchange for Billie temporarily killing them and then later reviving them so that they could escape, one Winchester would die permanently at midnight. Billie made the Winchesters seal the deal in blood and warns that breaking such a deal could have cosmic consequences. As Mary is a Winchester, she decides to sacrifice herself rather than force one of her sons to die and Billie keeps Sam and Dean from interfering. Before Mary can commit suicide, Billie is killed from behind by Castiel with an angel blade to the Winchesters' shock. Castiel expresses a belief that the world can't afford to lose even one of the family and he was acting in their best interests by killing Billie to break the deal. As a result, Dean is pissed with Castiel through "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets," eventually admitting that he is worried about Billie's warning of cosmic consequences for breaking the deal.
In season 13's "Advanced Thanatology," Billie unexpectedly returns after Dean briefly commits suicide to learn the location of the remains of a group of ghosts. When Sam can't revive Dean, Billie appears and stops time. Billie reveals to Dean that one of the rules of the Universe is that when one incarnation of Death is killed, the next Reaper to die will take his place. As a result, Billie has been resurrected as the new Death with a new outfit and a ring and scythe like the old Death. Billie transports Dean to her office in the Veil and asks him about the rift that had opened briefly to another universe. Dean agrees to tell Billie what she wants to know if she will free the trapped ghosts, a deal Billie accepts and sends the Reaper Jessica to complete. Dean explains the circumstances behind the rift and Billie shows him her library displaying all the possible methods of death for a person. With a new outlook on life and death, Billie soon recognizes how much Dean has changed from his selfless deal and that he actually wants to die. Rather than taking him to the Empty, an amused Billie tells Dean to keep living and personally resurrects Dean. After his return to life, Dean tells Sam about his encounter with Billie as Death.
In "Funeralia," the witch Rowena begins killing people before their time and the Reapers sent to collect their souls in order to attract Billie's attention and force her to resurrect Crowley. In response, Billie has the Reaper Jessica, who she has had following the Winchesters around, alert them to the threat. However, Jessica is unable to intervene directly due to Billie's rules and can't offer more than information. Jessica also passes along a message from Billie that all versions of Rowena's final death have her killed by Sam. After Rowena begins torturing Sam, Billie appears in person and refuses to bow to Rowena's blackmail. Billie easily withstands Rowena's magical barrage and offers sympathy to Rowena who she recognizes has changed, but continues to refuse to bring back Crowley. Before departing, Billie promises Dean to "see you soon" and Rowena's magical attack on Billie is revealed to have exhausted her enhanced powers, possibly to the point that they will never recover.
Duma first appears in "War of the Worlds" as Castiel's contact in Heaven who he meets with about the disappearance of Jack, Lucifer's Nephilim son. Duma assures Castiel that Jack is not in the angels custody and reveals that they want Jack because they see him as their only chance to make new angels. Duma tells Castiel that the angels are in danger of going extinct and are willing to go to any measures to survive, including enslaving Jack to make new angels. Duma brings in two other angels to ambush Castiel who fights back. The brief skirmish is interrupted by the surprise appearance of Lucifer who scares off Duma and the other two angels.
In "Devil's Bargain," Lucifer and Anael meet with Duma and several other angels outside of the Heavenly Portal. Lucifer promises that if the angels bow to him as their leader, he can restore their wings and make new angels for them, claiming to know how as he witnessed God making the angels in the first place. Duma and all of the angels later bow to Lucifer in Heaven's Throne Room. Duma subsequently appears in "Bring 'em Back Alive" and is ordered by Lucifer to dispatch angels to find his son. After a brief hesitation, she agrees.
In "Funeralia," Castiel returns to a Heaven experiencing power fluctuations. He is finally met by Duma and a few other angels and requests their help, telling them about the fact that Gabriel is still alive, the upcoming invasion by Michael, the trapped Jack and the danger of Lucifer. As the power fluctuates around them, Duma tells Castiel that they might be able to help each other, orders him to wait in the throne room and disappears for awhile. When she returns, Duma tells Castiel that if he can find Gabriel and bring him back to Heaven, the angels can help him with everything else such as finding Michael and defending Earth. When Castiel tells her that he can't find them which is why he needs her help, Duma admits that that is a problem. Castiel asks why Duma can't just send a few angels to search for Gabriel before Naomi appears and tells him that Duma won't help him because she and the angels can't. Naomi subsequently explains that there are now less than a dozen angels left alive which includes Castiel, Naomi and Duma. The low number of angels is causing the power fluctuations in Heaven and if things don't change soon, the angels will burn out and Heaven will crumble. As a result, the angels can't leave Heaven without risking it crumbling.
Gabriel (also referred to as the Trickster or Loki) is an archangel portrayed by Richard Speight, Jr. Having grown tired of watching his brothers fight each other in Heaven, he fled to Earth thousands of years prior to the series, assuming the role of a Pagan trickster. For his first appearance in the second-season episode "Tall Tales", the writers decided not to put their own spin on trickster lore—as is usually done with other villains—keeping the "deadly sense of humor" and decision to go after the "high and mighty to bring them down a notch", with Gabriel causing several violent urban legends to come to life on a college campus and punish those residing there. Sam and Dean Winchester investigate and eventually figure out his identity, though the Trickster is waiting for them and offers a peaceful resolution so long as they let him leave to terrorize another town. Sam and Dean refuse, and attack him with the help of fellow hunter Bobby Singer, and the Trickster fakes his own death.
The Trickster reappears in the season 3 episode "Mystery Spot", trapping Sam in a time loop where Dean ends up dying in many different ways. After over a hundred loops, Sam threatens the Trickster with a blood-covered stake, after which he agrees to break the loop. But when Sam considers killing him regardless, the Trickster sends the two to the next day where Dean once again dies, but is unable to be resurrected due to there being no more time loop. Months later, he calls Sam to him, where he tries to drive in a point: the two brothers continually sacrificing themselves for one another would bring no good, and when people die, their survivors just have to learn to accept it and live with it. However the Trickster gives Sam what he wants, lamenting the whole situation had become boring months ago for him anyway.
In the season 5 episode "Changing Channels", he traps Sam and Dean in an endless thread of television shows where they must play out their roles to survive, and consequently be willing to accept their roles as vessels for Lucifer and Michael respectively. In one of the scenarios, he banishes Castiel and is livid at a response about the Archangels. He is later stabbed with a stake, a move that would kill regular trickster spirits, however, he continues to put them in the shows. Dean and Sam trap him in a burning circle of holy oil, suspecting he is an angel because he survived the staking, how he and Castiel interacted, and his anger at the Archangel. He then reveals that he is the archangel Gabriel. He expresses his desire for the Winchesters to say yes to becoming Michael's and Lucifer's vessels since their lives mirror that of the angels. Dean forces him to bring Castiel back and frees Gabriel from his trap and accuses him of giving up because he's simply too afraid to stand up to his own family.
Gabriel returns in "Hammer of the Gods", attending the summit of pagan gods under the guise of Loki; however, he intends to rescue the brothers as their plan to lure Lucifer would easily fail, and Lucifer would slaughter them all. As he intends to prevent Kali, an old flame, from suffering a bloody fate, he tries to get them out; but he tells them he cannot rescue the pagan's hostages as it would be too difficult. However, later he is forced to comply; the rescue attempt results in the brothers' capture once again. Kali (who is keeping the brothers from leaving as their spilled blood binds them to her) reveals she, along with the other gods, knew of his identity for a while. Kali takes his sword and stabs him with it apparently killing him, but Gabriel appears to Dean and reveals the sword was a fake and suggests Dean should seduce Kali so they can escape. Lucifer shows up at the hotel, slaughtering most of the gods. Gabriel is then forced to step in, allowing Kali and the brothers to leave. Gabriel confronts his brother about loyalties and their past, but ultimately fails and is killed by his own blade. He later reveals, through a modified porn movie, Lucifer can be recaptured in his previous prison, with the four rings of the Horsemen.
Gabriel returns in the season 9 episode "Meta Fiction" where he reveals to Castiel that he has been in Heaven since he 'died'. However, when Heaven kicked all the angels out, Gabriel was forced to go on the run from Metatron. He tells Castiel that Metatron was using the Horn of Gabriel to trap and kill the angels and that he needs Castiel to help him fight. When the two are running, they stop at a gas station where they realize that some of Metatron's loyal subjects were following them. Gabriel offers to fight them off because he still has some of his Archangel mojo left but then Castiel realizes that the whole situation was an illusion. Castiel then asks if Gabriel is really still alive, but all Gabriel does for an answer is raise his eyebrows before disappearing. Metatron says later that Gabriel played out his part well.
In "We Happy Few", God confirms that Gabriel is dead when they discuss how the four archangels were required to help God barely defeat the Darkness the first time. God tells the Winchesters that while they have Lucifer fighting with them, Michael is in no shape to fight and Raphael and Gabriel are dead. When Dean reminds God that he has resurrected Castiel before, God tells him that he can't resurrect the archangels so easily as they are beings of primordial creation. As a result, it will take far too much time to resurrect Gabriel and Raphael to help fight the Darkness.
In the season 13 "Devil's Bargain", the Prince of Hell Asmodeus reveals to Arthur Ketch that he has gotten his hands on an Archangel Blade, the only known weapon that can kill an archangel. When Arthur reminds Asmodeus that the lore states that only an archangel can wield the blade, Asmodeus reveals that he has Gabriel, somehow still alive, as his prisoner. Gabriel is now in a beaten and bloody state with his mouth sewn shut.
In "The Thing", Arthur discovers that Asmodeus is injecting himself with Gabriel's grace to power up. Following a brutal beating by Asmodeus, Arthur rescues Gabriel and steals the archangel blade and Asmodeus' store of Gabriel's grace. Arthur brings the traumatized Gabriel to the Winchesters who are shocked to see the archangel whom they believed to be dead and learn of his captivity. Using Gabriel's extracted grace, the Winchesters are able to complete a ritual to open a door into an alternate reality that Dean passes through, leaving Sam and Gabriel behind.
In "Bring 'em Back Alive", Sam and Castiel attempt to treat the traumatized Gabriel who cringes away from all attempts to help him and appears unable to speak, even with the stitches holding his mouth shut cut. Gabriel eventually writes his story on the wall in Enochian, revealing that he actually faked his death during the Apocalypse by tricking Lucifer into stabbing another duplicate of himself. Free of responsibility, Gabriel returned to a life of personal enjoyment until he was captured and sold to Asmodeus. After a plea by Sam, Gabriel starts responding, but retreats into himself again after learning that Asmodeus knows where he is. When Asmodeus invades the bunker, Gabriel is recaptured, but snaps out of his traumatized state when Asmodeus starts torturing Sam and Castiel. Healing himself, Gabriel quickly kills Asmodeus, he is informed of the events that followed in his absence but refuses to help further and departs the bunker. With the departure of Gabriel and the use of the last of his stored grace in an effort to heal him, the Winchesters are left without a way to reopen the door to Apocalypse World. They are also left without a powerful ally who could've helped them fight Michael.
During "Funeralia", Castiel visited Heaven and made the other angels aware of Gabriel still being alive, to their surprise. The angels tasked Castiel with retrieving Gabriel so that Heaven could properly fluctuate because of the low number of angels.
In "Unfinished Business", Gabriel seeks revenge on the pagan gods Loki, Fenrir, Narfi and Slepnir. Its revealed that millennia before, Gabriel rescued Loki and made a deal with him where Gabriel took on Loki's form and persona as The Trickster to go into "witness protection." Gabriel had sought out Loki's help after faking his death only to have Loki betray him and sell Gabriel to Asmodeus. Low on grace and wounded, Gabriel arms himself with specially-crafted wooden swords and seeks the help of the Winchesters after he is wounded and sense they were following him. In exchange for Gabriel helping them, the Winchesters agree to help Gabriel get revenge. With the help of the Winchesters, Gabriel kills Fenrir, Narfi and Slepnir before facing off with Loki (also played by Richard Speight, Jr.) who blames Gabriel for his father Odin's murder by Lucifer and wants revenge. Gabriel kills Loki and keeps his promise to return to the bunker with the Winchesters and joins their quest to stop Michael.
In "Beat the Devil", Gabriel gives up some of his archangel grace to complete the spell to open up the rift to Apocalypse World, but the spell fails. Gabriel and Rowena banter about where the fault over the spell's failure lies and then have sex. He then assists the Winchesters in their plan to capture Lucifer and use his grace to complete the spell. The plan succeeds and Gabriel travels with the Winchesters and Castiel to Apocalypse World. While traveling to find Mary and Jack, Castiel informs Gabriel of the precarious situation in Heaven but Gabriel is reluctant to intervene. Sam is killed during a battle with a nest of vampires. The group then finds the human camp where Mary and Jack are, and Gabriel and Castiel work together to break the warding against angels so they can enter. After informing Mary and Jack of Sam's demise, Jack asks why Gabriel or Castiel did not revive him, but Gabriel tells him that they are not strong enough. Lucifer then enters the camp with a resurrected Sam.
In "Exodus", Gabriel interacts with his nephew and brother before he angrily disagrees with Lucifer's characterization of his and his family's history, telling Lucifer and Jack that Lucifer only plays the victim to excuse his evil deeds. That night, as Gabriel guards Lucifer, they argue and Gabriel compares Lucifer to a cancer, saying that God was right to cast him into the cage, which causes Lucifer become emotional and shed tears. Later, he helps the Winchesters and their allies evacuate Apocalypse World. The alternate version of Michael then appears, which shocks Gabriel. He watches as Lucifer is tossed aside and Michael setting his sights on him, as Gabriel tells the Winchesters he's not running and decides to confront Michael. They then battle with him doing very well and landing hits on Michael, who overpowers and kills Gabriel with an archangel blade, to the Winchester's horror. The Winchesters use this as a distraction and retreat to their world. They inform Castiel of Gabriel's demise, which saddens him but he takes comfort in being told that he died a noble death in helping them all escape.
An angel portrayed by Tahmoh Penikett and Jared Padalecki, Gadreel was assigned to guard the Garden of Eden but was disgraced when Lucifer got in, which God and angels regarded as his fault. Gadreel was locked up in Heaven's deepest dungeon and heavily tortured for his failure, but was released when Metatron's spell made all angels fall to Earth. Wanting to make up for his past, Gadreel answers Dean's prayers for help, taking on the identity of an angel named Ezekiel, who died in the Fall. When Gadreel's powers cannot heal Sam. he proposes a solution: if he possesses Sam, he could heal him from the inside while recuperating from his own injuries from falling. Dean ultimately agrees and Gadreel invades Sam's mind, assuming Dean's form to manipulate Sam into saying "yes," which Gadreel takes as the permission he needs to possess Sam. Gadreel tells Dean that he will let Sam keep control of his body while he himself works in the background, but that it's best that Sam not know he is there. If Sam doesn't allow Gadreel to remain in his body, Sam could eject him and would die as a result. In the following episodes, Gadreel occasionally takes control of Sam's body in order to kill enemies when they get the better of Sam, to resurrect slain allies of Sam and Dean, and to heal the injuries Sam gets on hunts. He regularly erases Sam's memory of these moments in attempt to keep Sam from getting suspicious. Gadreel is wary of Castiel's presence as he fears being found by the angels looking for Castiel to the point that he would have vacated Sam's body—and in doing so, consigned Sam to die—to flee if Dean hadn't agreed to make Castiel leave the bunker in "I'm No Angel".
When Castiel turns up on a case in mid-season finale "Holy Terror," Gadreel once more forces Dean to send him away. In the same episode, he crosses paths with Metatron, who reveals his true identity and backstory and offers him a chance to "redeem" himself by becoming his lieutenant and helping him usher in a new, better Heaven. After discerning that Dean has learned new information from Castiel that he is not Ezekiel and has turned against him, now attempting to tell Sam the truth and get him to expel him, Gadreel murders Kevin and steals the tablets on Metatron's orders in a show of allegiance to the latter. The following episode, "Road Trip", Metatron sends Gadreel to kill his former guard and torturer to please his new follower; when he finds out that Gadreel didn't kill Dean as well as Kevin, however, Gadreel is punished by being forced to kill again, this time his old friend Abner. He is then captured by Dean, Castiel, and Crowley, who learn his true identity when Crowley drives spikes through Gadreel's brain to revert him to his trance-like "factory settings" and an enraged Castiel reveals the cause of Gadreel's infamy to Dean. Gadreel then reverts to normal and tells them that he will not leave Sam's body, nor can they reach Sam, whom he has placed in a fantasy world unaware of what is really happening. With Crowley revealing the truth to Sam by possessing him to communicate with him, Gadreel and Sam fight briefly before Sam finally expels him. Gadreel continues working for Metatron, recruiting angels for their side in "Meta Fiction" and killing the ones who refuse. Gadreel is captured and interrogated by Sam and Dean, but refuses to give up any information and instead tries to push Dean into killing him, which fails as Dean knows they need Gadreel. Gadreel is saved when Metatron has them trade him Gadreel for Castiel, whom he has captured.
In "King of the Damned", Gadreel meets with Castiel, who tries to persuade Gadreel that he is being used by Metatron and should be working against him, as Castiel's spy. Gadreel declines as he believes that betraying a cause he has dedicated himself to would infringe on his honor; Castiel is sympathetic and leaves his offer open. The next episode, Gadreel discovers that Metatron is having his own angels—ones Gadreel himself had recruited—kill themselves as part of a ploy to discredit Castiel, which proves to be the incentive he needed to turn on the cause. Gadreel offers his assistance to Castiel and the Winchesters; although Dean attacks him, Gadreel is saved by Sam and Castiel, who agree to accept his help. In the finale, "Do You Believe in Miracles?", Gadreel and Castiel plot to sneak into Heaven and break Metatron's connection to the angel tablet, so that Metatron will revert to the powers and weaknesses of a normal angel again and Dean can kill him with the First Blade. However, their scheme is already known to Metatron's angels, who trick them into Heaven's dungeon and imprison them. They cannot convince the angels to help them against Metatron, due to Gadreel's negative reputation. Hoping that he will be remembered as an angel who helped saved Heaven instead of the angel who let Lucifer into the Garden, Gadreel sacrifices himself by using the suicide bombers' spell to destroy himself and the dungeon, thus freeing Castiel and in the process convincing one of Metatron's angels (Hannah) of his good intentions.
Hannah, portrayed by Erica Carroll and Lee Majdoub in her female and male vessels, respectively, is one of the countless number of angels who fell from Heaven due to Metatron's incantation of the angel banishing spell at the end of Sacrifice. She possesses a married woman named Caroline Johnson as her vessel on Earth. In the episode Meta Fiction, Hannah and several other angels are lured by the Horn of Gabriel Sigil enchanted by Gadreel. She attempts to sneak and kill Castiel, who is also lured by the sigil, but fails and begs for her life. Joining Castiel, the two arrive at the sigil and meet Gadreel, who offers the two and other angels a chance to join Metatron. When Hannah and her friends refuse, Gadreel proceeds to kill nearly all angels in the area, but spares Hannah, who is healed by Castiel; it is later revealed that Metatron deliberately tells Gadreel to spare Hannah so she could inform Castiel about what happened. Hannah then becomes Castiel's second-in-command from then on, helping him building an angel army in the war against Metatron. In Stairway To Heaven, Hannah convinces Dean to approach civilly with Tessa, who has been used by Metatron as a suicide bomber; she becomes furious when Dean apparently killed Tessa with the First Blade (though the latter actually committed suicide), and is further infuriated when she learns from Metatron's broadcast that Castiel had lied about his dwindling grace. Hannah and Castiel's other angel allies join Metatron's army upon Castiel's refusal to kill Dean in retribution for Tessa's death. During Castiel and Gadreel's arrival at Heaven to destroy Metatron's angel tablet in Do You Believe In Miracles?, Hannah catches and locks them up in the Heaven's prison. She refuses to believe that killing Metatron would restore the order, accusing Castiel and Gadreel of their lie and selfishness, respectively. However, she becomes convinced when Gadreel kills himself to prove his fidelity to humans, and joins Castiel in his insurgency against Metatron. Eventually, the two manage to topple Metatron, who is imprisoned, though Hannah warns Castiel at the end that his dwindling grace would result in his death.
After Metatron's downfall, Hannah takes charge to return all the fallen angels back to Heaven. She contacts Castiel to help her in returning two rogue angels, Daniel and Adina, who have become content with their life on Earth. Though Hannah fails to return the two with their death, Castiel decides to accompany her for the time being in her task. Throughout their journey, the two develop a romantic relationship, with Hannah becoming protective enough of Castiel that she suggests to kill a rogue angel and feed its grace to Castiel, though he declines. However, when she encounters her vessel, Caroline's husband searching for his wife, Hannah realizes that Caroline deserves more chance to enjoy her mortal life. Deciding that she has enjoyed her time on Earth, Hannah releases Caroline of her grace, but not before kissing Castiel; inspired by her decision, Castiel contacts his vessel, Jimmy Novak's family.
Since leaving her main vessel, Caroline, Hannah has been taking a man as her new vessel. She blocks Sam and Castiel from entering Heaven to free Metatron, and when the two get around with the plan with Bobby's help, she and several other angels corner Bobby afterwards to punish him for his actions. According to Metatron in Book of the Damned, Hannah has been leading Heaven since his downfall and that it is "the best" it has ever been since the archangels' disappearances/deaths. In Form and Void, Hannah saves Castiel from being tortured by two angels, but he soon realizes that it is a ruse so she can get information about the Winchesters from him. The two other angels attempt to "hack" Castiel's brain, something that Hannah is uncomfortable with. While the angels argue, Castiel falls under the influence of Rowena MacLeod's Attack Dog Spell again and breaks free. In the scuffle that follows, Hannah is murdered by the angel Efram for her interference, but Castiel kills both Efram and his partner Jonah in turn. Subsequently, in The Bad Seed, an angel tells a demon that things in Heaven have gotten bad since Hannah's death.
In season 7's "Reading is Fundamental," Hester appears in a psychiatric hospital with the angel Inias after Kevin Tran is chosen as a Prophet following the uncovering of the Leviathan Tablet. Hester is disgusted to see Sam with the demon Meg and orders Meg and Sam killed and Kevin taken to the desert. The confrontation is interrupted by the appearance of Castiel who the angels are shocked to see as he is believed to be dead. Hester is enraged by Castiel's appearance after everything he has done and further by his obvious insanity. Before the situation can devolve any further, Dean banishes all three angels using an angel banishing sigil. Later, after Meg kills two demons, Hester returns with Inias and two other angels. Hester refuses to let Kevin translate the tablet for the Winchesters and, blaming Dean for Castiel's state, goes to attack him. When Castiel intervenes, Hester has an emotional breakdown and beats Castiel who refuses to fight back with Hester refusing to relent even when Inias pleads with her to. When Hester goes to kill Castiel, Meg stabs Hester through the back with an angel blade, killing her. Meg justifies that "someone had to" to her shocked audience. Following Hester's death, the more agreeable Inias takes control of the situation and allows Kevin to finish the translation before sending two angels to protect him at his home rather than the desert.
After the murder of the angel Benjamin in "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets," Ishim calls for a meeting with Mirabel and Castiel, all that is left of his old garrison and is displeased when the Winchesters accompany Castiel. Ishim reveals that in addition to Benjamin's murder, two more angels of their old garrison have been killed over the past few years. After Mirabel leaves and doesn't come back, Ishim heads outside and is shocked to find Mirabel dead and Lily Sunder waiting for him. Lily proves immune to Ishim's smiting power and wounds Ishim with an angel blade before Castiel and the Winchesters intervene, driving her off. Retreating to an old church, Castiel and Ishim recite the story of a time in 1901 when their garrison was sent to execute the angel Akobel for fathering a Nephilim. After Akobel's death, Ishim killed the young girl alone but left her mother, Lily Sunder, alive out of pity. Ishim claims that Lily must've made a deal for demonic power and is left with Castiel as the Winchesters go after Lily. Castiel heals Ishim's injuries, leaving Ishim feeling better than he has in a millennia but leaving Castiel weakened.
When the Winchesters confront Lily she reveals the truth: a professor of apocalyptic literature, Lily had been obsessed with angels and eventually discovered a spell to summon one. The spell summoned Ishim who became obsessed with Lily and told her a great many of the angels secrets. However, Lily recognized that Ishim was in fact a monster and left him and married Akobel for protection. Her daughter was human and the murders of Akobel and May were Ishim getting revenge upon her. Lily's powers in fact come from Enochian magic, something that burns away part of her soul every time she uses it. Dean returns to the church and reveals the truth to Castiel, leading to a fight with Ishim who defeats both of them and forces Dean not to use an angel banishing sigil upon him. Lily arrives with Sam and engages Ishim in combat, but proves to be no match for the powerful angel even with Sam and Dean's help. Ishim fights through Lily's telekinesis and attempts to kill her with an angel blade. At the last moment, Castiel stabs Ishim through the back with his own angel blade, killing him and saving Lily as well as avenging Akobel and May. Though Lily achieves her revenge with Ishim's death, she is left unsure of whether or not she can let go of her vengeance upon Castiel.
Jack, portrayed by Alexander Calvert, is a Nephilim and the son of Lucifer and Kelly Kline. He is the first and only known Nephilim to be sired by an Archangel. Jack was taken in by Sam Winchester and Dean Winchester who would teach him how to master his powers. During this time, Jack played in the resurrection of Castiel who he had chosen as his father.
Jack would leave the Winchesters and Castiel to go off to master his powers, in an effort to prove he is good he would search for a way to rescue Mary Winchester for her sons. Jack would be sent to Apocalypse World where he'd rescue Mary and they fight out off many angels to protect a human colony. Wanting to free the Apocalypse World from Michael's reign, Jack would form a resistance composed of humans to stand against the angels.
In the months that followed, Jack would see many victories over the angels before he was reunited with Sam, Dean, and Castiel. Jack also met his biological father Lucifer and his uncle Gabriel, he was unsure of how to deal with this but decided to hear his father out and even got on good terms with him. Jack believed with his father, he could defeat Michael however, his close status with Lucifer raised concern from the Winchesters and they soon put a stop to in the evacuation of Apocalypse world by leaving Lucifer trapped.
Lucifer however returned and offered to take Jack to the stars where they could go on a father-son journey cross the known universe. Jack at first accepted immediately but after seeing Lucifer's true malicious self he disowned him as his father which led to Lucifer stealing some of Jack's grace and a final battle commenced which ended with Dean (who was empowered by the Alternate Michael) saving Jack and Sam from Lucifer's clutches and killing him only for Michael to assume complete control of his body.
Jessica is a Reaper portrayed by Kayla Stanton who works under Billie following her resurrection as the new Death and is introduced in season 13. Unlike most Reapers, Jessica has a friendly and bright attitude to make it easier for the deceased, but maintains a "hands off" policy in dealing with the living due to Billie's rules.
Jessica first appears in "Advanced Thanatology" after Dean briefly commits suicide to find out the location of the bodies of a group of ghosts trapped in a house from the ghosts themselves. Jessica greets Dean who simply brushes her off before carrying on. Realizing who Dean is, Jessica travels into the Veil and alerts Billie to Dean's death. After Dean makes a deal with Billie for her to free the ghosts trapped in the house, Billie sends Jessica to complete the deal. Jessica is able to get the ghosts to move onto the afterlife and watches with a smile as they ascend to Heaven before reporting to Billie telepathically that the job is done. As a result of Billie and Jessica freeing the ghosts, the Winchesters are able to alert the authorities to recover the bodies and return them to their families rather than having to salt and burn them.
Jessica returns in "Funeralia" where she reveals that Billie has been having her follow the Winchesters around. Jessica warns the Winchesters that the witch Rowena is killing people ahead of their time and the Reapers sent to collect their souls, thus messing with fate. Due to Billie's rules, Jessica is unable to intervene directly and has instead been sent to warn the Winchesters so they can deal with the problem. During the case, Jessica constantly hovers around the Winchesters, offering information, but refusing to intervene directly in situations even when they are in danger due to Billie's rules. After the situation is resolved, Jessica disappears again.
Joshua is an angel who is described as Heaven's gardener and is portrayed by Roger Aaron Brown and Paul Barton. Following God's departure from Heaven, Joshua is the only angel that God still speaks to, though Joshua himself clarifies that its more that God talks to him, not that they hold a conversation and he suggests that it's because he can relate "gardener to gardener."
Joshua first appears in season 5's "Dark Side of the Moon" where the Winchesters are instructed to find him by Castiel after they are murdered and end up in Heaven. Castiel sees Joshua as the best chance of finding God or at least of learning what God is saying due to the widespread knowledge of Joshua and God talking. The Winchesters efforts to find Joshua are interrupted by Zachariah who intends to torture them so that Dean will say "yes" to possession by the archangel Michael. However, Joshua appears to intervene, having been sent by God. Joshua is able to force Zachariah to back off and transports the Winchesters to Heaven's Garden. There, Joshua reveals that while God saved them when Lucifer rose and resurrected Castiel, He has no intention of doing so again and wants them to back off. Joshua expresses sympathy for their cause, telling them that he wishes he could do more "but I just trim the hedges." Joshua resurrects Sam and Dean and leaves their memories of their trip to Heaven intact on God's orders.
In season 12's "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell," the angel Kelvin reveals to Castiel that Joshua has taken up a leadership role in the hunt for Lucifer's unborn Nephilim son. Kelvin proposes Castiel join the angels search, telling him that if he does, Joshua can get Castiel pardoned for his crimes. After warning the Winchesters about the Prince of Hell Dagon, Castiel travels to Heaven with Kelvin to meet with Joshua.
In "The Future," Castiel leads an attack to kill Dagon and Kelly Kline, the mother of Lucifer's child, with the Colt on Joshua's orders. The mission results in Kelvin's capture and the death of another angel, but Castiel can't bring himself to outright kill Kelly and instead abducts her. Castiel is instructed by Joshua over "angel radio" to bring Kelly to the portal to Heaven as passage through it will kill both Kelly and her child. When the two arrive at the portal, Joshua himself emerges to greet them. However, he is combusted to dust moments later by Dagon. After killing Joshua, Dagon reveals that she had learned of their backup plan from Kelvin and laid in wait for hours to ambush the angels when they arrived at the portal.
Kelvin is an angel portrayed by Nathan Mitchell who was a major part of the hunt for Lucifer's unborn Nephilim child. Having met Castiel only once before, Kelvin first appears in season 12's "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell" when Castiel is investigating the deaths of two angels at the hands of the Prince of Hell Dagon. Unlike many of his siblings, Kelvin holds no grudge against Castiel and proposes that Castiel join the angels hunt. In exchange, Kelvin promises Castiel that the angel Joshua, who is leading the effort, can get Castiel pardoned for his crimes. After warning the Winchesters about Dagon, Castiel joins Kelvin in going to Heaven to meet with Joshua.
In "The Future," Kelvin is part of Castiel's team to kill Dagon and the child's mother Kelly Kline with the Colt. During the fight, another angel named Hozai is killed by Dagon and Kelvin is captured while Castiel abducts Kelly and escapes. After communicating with Lucifer telepathically, Dagon extensively tortures Kelvin for information, figuring that despite the fact that Kelvin is unaware of any backup plans, he would be able to figure out what the angels would do next. After killing Joshua, Dagon reveals that she had succeeded in getting information from Kelvin and then killed him hours before.
Lucifer, portrayed primarily by Mark Pellegrino, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Rick Springfield and David Chisum, is the second oldest archangel, the first fallen angel, introduced as a recurring character in the fifth season of the series. From his prison in hell, he orchestrated events not only seen in seasons one through four, but decades prior, to eventually lead to his release by breaking the 66 seals. In the episode "Sin City", he was described as the 'father' and god of the demons, the one who gave them their form and purpose. Azazel reinforced this by referring to him as "My Father" while possessing a priest before slaughtering a convent of nuns. However, in "Abandon All Hope...", Crowley remarks that Lucifer views demons with contempt and his cannon fodder and will destroy them once he has eliminated humanity.
In the episode "The End", Lucifer states his fall was the result of refusing God's decree to love humans more than him. As a result, God had Michael cast him into hell. Ruby also reveals in "When the Levee Breaks" in defiance to God, he turned Lilith into the first demon. Both Death and Gabriel have compared Lucifer's hatred of humans to ""one big temper tantrum!"" because God favored humans over him, his most beloved angel. Lucifer does not like how humans have changed the planet from its original state, and hopes to purify it. He is also very critical of humans, mostly in how they blame him for their own mistakes, wrongdoings, flaws and failures. Creator Eric Kripke has jokingly compared him to a "raging psychotic" version of environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., with "unlimited power".
Due to his angelic and spiritual nature, Lucifer needs a human vessel in order to interact directly with the physical world. Lucifer seeks out a man named Nick, whose wife and baby had recently been murdered. Tormenting Nick about the tragedy, he casts illusions such as a baby crying and blood pouring from the crib, eventually appearing to Nick in the form of his late wife Sarah. Openly admitting his identity to Nick, he tries to gain sympathy by telling Nick he was punished for loving God too much. He then convinces Nick to be his vessel by promising to get vengeance against God for allowing his family to be murdered. However, Lucifer later reveals to Sam that he is the true intended vessel. By "Abandon All Hope..." it is shown Nick's body, being a temporary vessel and not his "true" vessel, is incapable of containing Lucifer's immense power and is beginning to wear down; revealed in "Two Minutes to Midnight" he has to consume gallons of demon blood to keep his vessel from combusting. He forms a ritual to summon Death and when the Winchesters, Harvelles and Castiel arrive, he traps Castiel in holy oil and sends Meg after the others. After being ambushed by the brothers he is shot with the Colt but survives; he then reveals his status as one of five things in creation immune to the Colt; while the brothers escape with Castiel's help, he manages to summon Death and bind him under his control.
During a convention of pagan gods in "Hammer of the Gods", Lucifer is made aware of the brothers' location by Mercury, who betrays the rest of them. Slaughtering all the gods, he approaches the brothers and is stalled by Kali until Gabriel arrives. Gabriel provides safe passage for Kali and the brothers, and confronts Lucifer about his ultimate reason for rebellion, claiming that he rebelled not because he recognized that humans were flawed, but because he was no longer their father's favorite son. Lucifer questions Gabriel's loyalties, who states through his experiences with humans, despite their flaws, strive to do their best. Ultimately, Lucifer kills Gabriel with his own sword when Gabriel's attempt to catch Lucifer off-guard with a duplicate fails, but he is clearly distraught over this.
Having acquired all four rings of the Horseman (which can trap Lucifer back in his prison), Sam and Dean enter Lucifer's hideout, planning to trap him when Sam agrees to be his vessel; this completely fails, as Lucifer is too powerful to fight. Lucifer brings forward four demons, who had been part of Azazel's surveillance of Sam since his youth and kills them all in a way of "letting off steam" and acquiring Sam's trust. Following that, he confronts Michael in a graveyard, attempting to convince him not to fight, reasoning there was no real purpose; Michael refuses. Dean interrupts, while Castiel dissipates Michael, an act Lucifer took unkindly to, and kills him. He starts to pummel Dean and when Bobby attempts to use the Colt to stop him he is killed as well. However, Sam then sees a toy army man in an ashtray of the Impala, a remnant from his youth, and regains control. Sam reopens the hole, and jumps in, taking Michael with him.
Lucifer returns in season seven as part of Sam's hallucinations, caused by the memories of his time in the cage. Lucifer tells Sam that the world he has been in for the last year is not real and Sam is still in the cage, a new form of torture which Lucifer prides himself on as being his best yet. Sam confronts Lucifer and asks him why he doesn't end this dream world to which Lucifer responds by saying that he will only end it when Sam can't take it anymore. Lucifer later changes into Dean and tricks Sam into leaving Bobby's house. Once at the destination, he reveals himself to prove he can control Sam's "dream", although Lucifer is proven to be a hallucination when Dean tells Sam how to figure out what is real. Despite being proven to be a hallucination, he informs Sam that he's not going anywhere. Lucifer tortures Sam by depriving him of sleep by repeatedly waking him up and later making food look like maggots in an attempt to kill him. Although Sam initially manages to ignore the hallucination, it becomes worse when Sam acknowledges Lucifer's advice when trying to get information about Dean's whereabouts, giving the hallucination additional strength. Castiel, found to be alive, tries to rebuild Sam's mental wall, but fails as it's completely gone. In order to save Sam and atone for what he's done, Castiel transfers the problem to himself, leaving him haunted by Lucifer and stuck in a mental hospital. In "Reading is Fundamental," when Castiel comes out of his catatonic state, Sam asks him about seeing Lucifer. Castiel explains that he did at first, but Lucifer eventually disappeared. Castiel believes that Lucifer was simply a projection of Sam's own torment from his time in Hell and that projection disappeared as the torment was no longer in Sam's mind.
In the season eight episode "Goodbye Stranger," it is revealed that Lucifer had a series of crypts around the United States and possibly the world containing his most precious artifacts. The locations were only known to Lucifer himself and his most trusted followers, such as Azazel. Among the items in his crypts, in an angel-proofed box, was the angel Word of God tablet. Eventually Sam, Dean and Castiel locate the right crypt with the help of Meg who knows from her time with Azazel and get the angel tablet.
In the season 10 episode "Brother's Keeper", Death explains that Lucifer and the other archangels once fought a war with an ancient evil called the Darkness, eventually locking it away. Lucifer was given the Mark of Cain, the lock on the Darkness' prison and the Mark corrupted him into his jealousy towards humanity, leading to his fall into evil. The first mention of Lucifer (and Michael)'s activity since their imprisonment in Hell is mentioned in "Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire" when an aide of Crowley informs him that ever since the Darkness broke free of its prison, the two archangels are screaming, trying to tell others about the danger the Darkness will pose to the world.
In "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?" and "the Devil in the Details", Sam travels into Hell to speak to Lucifer, directed by what he believes to be visions from God. Manifesting in the form of Nick, Lucifer is summoned into a smaller cage in Hell where he tells Sam he can defeat the Darkness, but needs Sam to be his vessel again. After the warding suddenly fails, Lucifer teleports Sam into the cage and reveals that he sent the visions to Sam after the Darkness' release damaged his cage and is working with Rowena. Lucifer shows Sam several memories, explaining that while Sam once had the strength to do what needed to be done, he lost that after Dean went to Purgatory. Sam accepts that Lucifer is telling the truth, but refuses to agree to possession again as he knows no matter who wins, Lucifer or the Darkness, humanity is doomed. Lucifer engages Sam, Dean and Castiel in battle, proving to be more than a match for all three together. After Lucifer confirms he can defeat the Darkness, Castiel agrees to possession by him. At that same moment, Rowena completes a spell that apparently banishes Lucifer back to his cage. After the Winchesters leave, Lucifer possessing Castiel reveals himself to Rowena and Crowley and kills Rowena so she can't send him back to the cage.
In "Into the Mystic", Dean finds Lucifer looking through the bunker for a way to summon the Darkness and confides in him about his connection to Amara, believing Lucifer to be Castiel. Lucifer consoles Dean on the connection while secretly interested in this development.
In "The Vessel", Lucifer has regained control of Hell and keeps Crowley as his pet. After receiving a call from the Winchesters, he is shocked to discover that one of the Hands of God survived and agrees to transport Dean back to a submarine in 1943 to get it before the sub sinks. Special warding keeps Lucifer out of the sub and he and Sam attempt to find a way to remove the warding. Sam finds a spell, but doesn't believe it will work as it requires the power of an archangel. As Sam offers his soul to help give "Castiel" the power he needs, Lucifer reveals himself and attempts to destroy Sam. Castiel regains control temporarily, but is unable to eject Lucifer as its taking all of his strength to keep Lucifer from killing Sam and only Lucifer has the power to rescue Dean. As Delphine Seydoux unleashes the power of the Hand of God, Lucifer pulls Dean back to the present and reveals himself to Dean. Lucifer throws Dean around the bunker and attempts to use the power of the Hand of God, but finds it expended. As Lucifer advances on Dean, Sam uses a blood sigil to banish him from the bunker.
Following his banishment, Lucifer attempts to find another Hand of God through Crowley in "Beyond the Mat." To this end, he sets Crowley up to be "freed" by Lucifer's loyal demon Simmonds so Crowley will lead him to another Hand of God. Crowley leads Lucifer to the Rod of Aaron, but anticipates Lucifer's double-cross. Crowley attempts to kill Lucifer with the Rod's power, but Simmonds takes the brunt of the blast, saving Lucifer. Realizing the Rod's power is expended, Crowley quickly teleports away before Lucifer can kill him. In "Hell's Angel", Lucifer enters Heaven, killing an angel he finds there and intimidates the angels into following him to combat Amara. Amara unleashes a wave of darkness through Heaven, frightening the angels and pushing them closer to following Lucifer. However, the Winchesters, Crowley and the still-alive Rowena team up together to free Castiel and banish Lucifer back to his Cage. To this end, they summon him into warding in a church surrounded by Holy Fire. Once Lucifer is trapped, Dean attempts to use magic to suppress the archangel to restore Castiel, but Lucifer quickly overpowers it. In a desperate attempt, Crowley enters Castiel's vessel where he finds that Lucifer has "really gotten his hooks in good" to Castiel who is apathetic to everything around him even as Lucifer appears in the form of Nick and attacks Crowley. Sam exorcises Crowley to save his life and the warding breaks, releasing Lucifer. Lucifer is able to get the Horn of Joshua from the Winchesters, another Hand of God, just before Amara appears. Lucifer blasts Amara with both his own power and the Horn's to no avail. Amara then captures Lucifer and takes him to a grain silo she is using as her base. Believing Lucifer to be the one thing God still cares about, Amara begins torturing him in hopes of drawing God out.
Over the next few weeks, Amara tortures Lucifer mercilessly, trying and failing to draw out God. In "All in the Family", Amara notices that Lucifer is in bad shape along with Castiel and contacts Dean to pass on the message to God. Having learned that God intends to sacrifice Himself to Amara to save the universe, the Winchesters, Metatron and Prophet Donatello Redfern team up together to rescue Lucifer, hoping to convince God to use Lucifer in battle against Amara. As Dean distracts Amara, Sam, Metatron and Donatello find the heavily injured Lucifer who agrees to set aside his differences with God and fight Amara with them. They set him free, but he is too weakened to teleport them to safety. As Amara approaches, Metatron sacrifices himself to buy them time to get away, but Amara quickly catches up to them. Before she can kill the group, God teleports them and the Impala into the Bunker. There, for the first time in millennia, God and Lucifer are reunited. After commenting on how much each other has changed, God heals Lucifer's injuries to the fallen archangel's surprise.
In "We Happy Few", Lucifer sulks around the Bunker, displeased to be reunited with God who won't apologize to him. Fed up with the two's issues with each other, the Winchesters get God and Lucifer to have a sit-down in which things are tense at first but the two eventually reconcile. Now fully on their side, Lucifer joins God in explaining that the last time they defeated the Darkness, it had taken the four archangels and God to barely win and this time Michael is in no shape to battle and Gabriel and Raphael are dead and God can't resurrect them. As a result, the Winchesters suggest pulling in the witches, angels and demons to help them. As God refuses to order the angels to help, Lucifer returns to Heaven where the angels refuse to hear him out. In response, Lucifer returns control to Castiel who tells the angels that Lucifer is burning both himself and his vessel out but he feels his role in the battle is to give Lucifer form on Earth to fight. Castiel and Lucifer are able to convince the angels to join them and Sam and Dean are able to convince the witches and demons respectively. After the witches, angels and demons strike Amara, she enters the warehouse where the Winchesters, God and Lucifer are waiting for her and Lucifer strikes Amara through the back with an angelic spear. Due to her weakened state, Lucifer's strike brings Amara down and she and God confront each other. However, God waits too long to transfer the Mark of Cain to Sam and Amara recovers and attacks God with all of her power. Lucifer attempts to save his father, but Amara flings him against a pillar and yanks him out of Castiel, while leaving Castiel unconscious. In "Alpha and Omega", Dean goes to check on Lucifer only to find Castiel alone. Castiel tells him that Lucifer is gone from his vessel but he doesn't know what happened to the archangel after Amara pulled him out.
In Keep Calm and Carry On, a weakened Lucifer searches for a suitable new vessel chased by Crowley, but keeps burning out the people he's possessing. In Mamma Mia, Lucifer settles on aging rock star Vince Vincente (Rick Springfield) and gains permission by posing as Vince's dead lover. With a new permanent vessel, Lucifer meets with Crowley who works with Rowena in an attempt to force Lucifer from Vince and back into the Cage. However, the effort fails and Crowley flees while Lucifer captures Rowena. In The Foundry, Lucifer attempts to have Rowena make Vince a permanent vessel for him, but she betrays Lucifer and casts a spell that speeds up Vince's decay and banishes Lucifer to the bottom of the ocean. In Rock Never Dies, a pair of amateur Satanists attempt to summon Lucifer who appears in the decaying body of Vince. Lucifer was actually summoned by one of his feathers they had and kills the Satanists then uses the feather to repair his vessel temporarily. Posing as Vince, Lucifer organizes a concert to murder a lot of people and is confronted by the Winchesters, Crowley and Castiel who are unable to defeat him. Lucifer explains to them that he feels that God only made up with him to defeat the Darkness and has abandoned him once more. Lucifer no longer has a plan except to destroy everything he wants and vacates Vince as his body burns out. In LOTUS, Lucifer begins possessing people of influence, ultimately possessing President of the United States Jefferson Rooney. As the President, Lucifer sends the Secret Service after the Winchesters and engages in sex with Rooney's mistress Kelly, resulting in her becoming pregnant with his child. Crowley kidnaps Kelly who tricks Lucifer to a motel where the Winchesters, Castiel, Crowley and Rowena are waiting for him. After using a sigil to weaken Lucifer, Sam activates a device created by the British Men of Letters that can exorcise any angel or demon from their vessel. Despite Lucifer's attempts to resist, he is exorcised from Rooney and Rowena casts a spell that returns Lucifer to his cage.
At SDCC 2016, it was affirmed that all Lucifer wants is a "vacation", being tired after ruling both Heaven and Hell, and happy that he finally reconciled with his father.
It is soon revealed that Lucifer was not banished back to the Cage, but was actually transferred back into Nick; Crowley retrieved Nick's corpse and had a team of demons 'repair' him, turning Nick into a new Cage where Lucifer cannot leave his vessel and can only use his powers on Crowley's orders. Lucifer is eventually able to turn the tables on Crowley and escape his captivity (although he is still apparently trapped in Nick), with the Winchesters' attempts to stop him banishing him to a parallel universe where the Apocalypse took place because Dean and Sam were never born, although Lucifer is confronted by Crowley who kills himself to trap him, he is able to kill Castiel and take Mary with him. While the Winchesters try to 'raise' Lucifer's son Jack- who grew to adulthood immediately after birth-, Jack is able to help Castiel come back to life, but Lucifer remains in the other world and alerts the alternate Michael to his existence, prompting him to fight alt-Michael but he is defeated. While imprisoned, Alt-Michael drains his powers and tells him of his plans to travel to the 'prime' universe to conquer it as well. Faced with this threat, Lucifer uses a ritual performed by Michael to return to his world to warn them about Michael, but Castiel initially disbelieves him before they are captured by Asmodeus though escape. Lucifer takes control of Heaven since there are too few angels to mount an effective resistance to Michael. Later, he abandons it to find his son and has no luck.
During "Beat the Devil", he drowns his sorrows before he is captured again but by Gabriel and Rowena who survived his attempts on their lives. His grace is used to power the rift and keep it open. Lucifer learns from a taunting Rowena his son is in that world and breaks free. Lucifer's attempt on her life ends up sending him to Apocalypse World where he resurrects Sam who was killed by vampires, having used the grace of Michael's soldiers to refuel himself. He forces Sam to help him form a bond with his son. Lucifer met his son for the first time.
During "Exodus", Lucifer bonds with Jack and is reluctantly allowed to join the team, revealing that they have thirty-one hours before the rift closes again and killing six attacking angels. During this time, Lucifer's efforts to paint himself in a better light are rebuffed by Gabriel who compares his older brother to a cancer that God had to cut out to protect humanity, but too late. Gabriel's words reduce Lucifer to silent tears. Lucifer later works with Dean to repair an old bus and then drives the bus full of refugees back to the rift. When Michael appears and attacks during the exodus through the rift, Lucifer attacks him, but is easily beaten. Following Gabriel's death at Michael's hands, an injured and weakened Lucifer tries to follow Sam through the rift, but is thrown to the ground by the younger Winchester and abandoned to die. With the rift closed, Lucifer makes a deal with Michael to share the spell to reopen it in exchange for Lucifer getting to take Jack while Michael gets everything else.
In the season 13 finale "Let the Good Times Roll", Lucifer reappears in the Winchesters' universe and entices Jack to leave for the stars with him. At the request of Jack, Lucifer resurrects his friend Maggie who subsequently identifies Lucifer as her killer. During a confrontation with Michael, Lucifer's deal with the other archangel is revealed as is his murder of Maggie. Lucifer is forced to admit the truth by Jack who rejects his father after seeing his true nature. Enraged, Lucifer absorbs his son's grace to become more powerful than ever. With Lucifer virtually unstoppable and poised to destroy everything, Dean agrees to become the vessel of the alternate Michael on the condition that Michael power him to battle Lucifer. Powered by Michael, Dean battles Lucifer who still proves to be more than a match for Dean. However, as Lucifer tries to smite Dean, Sam is able to toss Dean the Archangel Blade, the one weapon that can kill an archangel. Armed with the blade, Dean is able to finally kill Lucifer by stabbing him in the heart. However, in the aftermath of Lucifer's death, Michael betrays his deal with Dean, takes full control of him and disappears.
A homage to John Milton's "Paradise Lost", Lucifer will be portrayed as "gentle, almost sympathetic". Kripke reasoned, "He was essentially betrayed, so in some ways he can be viewed sympathetically ... if we can make the angels dicks, Lucifer can be sympathetic." Kripke further characterized him as a "Devil who has doubt" and "a lot of affection for God and the angels", and who "speaks really tenderly and gently and...doesn't lie".
Pellegrino was the second choice to play the angel Castiel, losing the role to Misha Collins.
Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) is the angel who wrote the Word of God tablets. According to the demon tablet, he is an Archangel, but Metatron himself claims to be an angel from the secretarial division who was enlisted by God to write the tablets before he left Heaven. God later claims that there was no special reason he chose Metatron, that Metatron was just the closest angel to the door when he walked in. When God left and the Archangels decided to take over everything, Metatron left Heaven and hid on Earth, cutting himself off completely to protect himself and the tablets as he rightly assumed that the Archangels would need him to fulfil their plans. On Earth, Metatron lived among a Native American tribe known as The Two Rivers who he gave immortality in exchange for stories and books. Metatron became enamored by human stories and even though he read as much as an angel is capable of, he hasn't been able to read every story written during the past few millennia he has spent on Earth.
Sam and Dean first learn of Metatron when they uncover the Leviathan Word of God tablet and Castiel reveals Metatron wrote them. At the time, Dean considers looking for him for help with the Leviathans. Later, Kevin Tran finds a personal note Metatron left on the demon tablet revealing that there is a compendium of tablets. While trying to find the third trial to close Hell, Sam and Dean track down Metatron and confront him. Metatron initially refuses to help, but after they reveal the story of Kevin Tran, Metatron rescues him from Crowley and heals him. Metatron now knows what is going on in Heaven and the world and agrees to help and along with Kevin, reveals the third trial: curing a demon. He also suggests to Dean that closing Hell may not be the best idea, telling him he needs to consider the impact it will have on the world. Metatron later approaches Castiel to seek his help in dealing with the problems in Heaven. Heaven has degenerated into all out war between various factions and Metatron wants to seal it up. As the Scribe of God, he knows the three trials without the angel tablet, but wants Castiel to do them. The two set out to complete the first trial which is to kill a Nephilim and cut out their heart. Though Castiel hesitates, when the Nephilim overpowers both himself and Metatron, he kills her from behind while she is distracted with Metatron. In "Sacrifice," Metatron reveals that the second trial is to get the bow of a Cupid and as he works with Castiel to get it, he is captured by Naomi. Metatron recognizes Naomi as the angel that was supposed to "debrief" him for the Archangels after God left, in reality to get his secrets from his mind. Suspicious of why Metatron has suddenly come out of hiding, Naomi tortures him for information and is shocked to learn that he actually intends to expel all angels from Heaven except himself as revenge for his own expulsion. Naomi rushes off to warn Dean and Castiel, but while she is gone, Metatron breaks free and kills Naomi when she returns. He captures Castiel and takes his Grace as the final component needed for his spell then sends him to Earth to live a human life after asking Castiel to find him and tell him about it when he one day dies. Metatron's plan works and all angels are expelled from Heaven. Sam and Dean learn in "Heaven Can't Wait" that Metatron designed the spell to be irreversible and there is apparently no way to put the angels back in Heaven.
Metatron eventually reappears on Earth in the episode "Holy Terror" during the struggle of the various angel factions to wrest control and decide the best course to retake and re-enter Heaven. In that time, he convinces Gadreel to join him in the refashioning of the angels' purpose in existence, resulting in Kevin Tran's death and Gadreel's taking full control of Sam's body. In "Road Trip," he employs Gadreel as his assassin, sending him to kill angel guard Thaddeus and Gadreel's friend Abner, presumably as a further test of his loyalty. He is also annoyed by Gadreel not killing Dean and questioning his orders. Metatron waits for Gadreel to return from killing Abner in a bar for hours with Gadreel's former vessel and is surprised when Gadreel suddenly appears in his natural form and repossesses his old vessel. Realizing that Sam has expelled Gadreel, an amused Metatron asks if Gadreel had Winchester troubles. After getting the tablets, Metatron connects himself to the angel tablet, granting him God-like power. Continuing his efforts with Gadreel's help, Metatron recruits a following and begins writing his own epic "story" about how things will go. To this end he captures Castiel during "Meta Fiction" and asks him to be the villain in the story in exchange for an unlimited supply of grace as his stolen grace is burning out. Castiel refuses and Metatron is forced to trade Castiel for Gadreel after Sam and Dean capture the latter. With his new powers, Metatron proves immune to their efforts to trap them and lets them go as he doesn't see them as a threat though he is undeterred by this setback. Following this, Castiel gathers his own following to battle Metatron who has Gadreel eliminate other angels who could be a threat to him. As Castiel's following grows stronger than his own, Metatron uses brainwashed suicide bombers in "Stairway to Heaven" to convince the other angels that Castiel is not who they should follow. Metatron offers the angels a return to Heaven through a moving portal he has created in return for their fealty to him. After Castiel refuses to kill Dean for supposedly killing the Reaper Tessa, Castiel's followers abandon him for Metatron. However, it also backfires on Metatron in that his methods cause Gadreel to switch sides too. During "Do You Believe In Miracles?", after broadcasting to all angels over "angel radio", Metatron heads to Earth to convert humanity to following him instead of God by performing various miracles including raising the dead. Dean, armed with the First Blade and powered by the Mark of Cain confronts Metatron as Castiel and Gadreel try to break into Heaven and shatter Metatron's power. With his new power, Metatron proves too powerful for Dean and mortally wounds him. However, before he can finish the job, Gadreel's sacrifice allows Castiel to shatter the angel tablet and Metatron's incredible power, forcing him to flee an attack by Sam. In Heaven, Metatron binds Castiel and taunts him about how the angels are all sheep who will follow him and how he doesn't really care about them. However, Castiel had secretly activated the broadcasting equipment in Metatron's office, causing him to broadcast the truth to all angels. Metatron's own followers turn on and overpower him, but Castiel locks him in Heaven's dungeon rather than kill him. At the same time, his killing of Dean causes him to resurrect as a demon.
In "Reichenbach", Hannah approaches Metatron to see if he has any of Castiel's grace left in hopes of saving him from dying when his stolen grace burns out. Metatron claims there is some left and offers to hand it over in exchange for his freedom, claiming that he will leave the planet if set free. Castiel refuses however and Metatron reveals that he really plans to get revenge once he escapes, though he claims there is some grace left. In "The Hunter Games", hoping that Metatron knows of a cure to the Mark, Castiel has him brought to Earth where he and the Winchesters question him for information. Metatron claims there is a cure to the Mark and that it requires the First Blade, but when Dean demands the rest, he reveals that there is a lot of steps and he wants something for each one. Dean tortures Metatron who continues to taunt him into giving in to the Mark's rage, but he is stopped by Castiel and Sam before he can kill him. Castiel returns Metatron to Heaven for safety with Metatron saying that he will choose death over helping again. However, he leaves a possible clue: "behold, the river shall end at the source." In "Inside Man", desperate to find a cure for Dean's deteriorating condition, Sam, Castiel and Bobby Singer plot to break Metatron out of prison when the angels refuse to release him to their custody for fear of what he will do if released. On Earth, Metatron taunts them with his leverage over them until Castiel removes his grace, leaving Metatron human and mortal. After Sam shoots him in the leg and Castiel threatens his life, Metatron quickly gives in and admits that he knows of no cure for the Mark, stating that it is God-level or Lucifer-level power and he knows nothing and that not even the tablets contain information on the Mark. Castiel is able to tell that Metatron is telling the truth, but before Sam can kill him, Metatron tells them that he was telling the truth about there being some of Castiel's grace left and offers to lead him to it in exchange for his life. Castiel reluctantly agrees and sets off in search of his grace with Metatron. In "Book of the Damned", Metatron and Castiel go on a road trip to find Castiel's grace. Metatron starts to embrace his new humanity, annoying Castiel with his antics and leading to Metatron getting punched. At a diner, they come under attack by an angry Cupid and Metatron kills him to save Castiel, but fails to endear himself to Castiel with his actions. Finally, the two come to a library where Metatron reveals he had another angel hide the grace and leave him clues so no one else could find it or torture the information from him. Searching through the books for one with the title "what's the most insane thing a man can do?", Metatron engages Castiel in a conversation, asking him what he will do once he tracks down the remaining rogue angels as Hannah has restored order to Heaven. While Castiel is distracted, Metatron uses his blood to cast a spell that stuns Castiel and retrieves the demon tablet, what he had really come for. However, he discovers that Castiel has found his grace in a copy of Don Quixote and quickly leaves before he can recover. Castiel gets his grace back and is restored to full power, but he and Sam are left worried by what Metatron can do with the demon tablet despite now being human. They also lie to Dean about how Castiel got his grace back, telling him that Hannah got it out of Metatron and not mentioning his escape. Its later mentioned he got away by stealing Castiel's car.
In Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire and Into the Void, the other angels are searching for Metatron to imprison him again while in The Bad Seed, the Winchesters and Castiel reluctantly search for him hoping he has information on The Darkness. To their surprise, they can find no incidents with Castiel's car that indicate that Metatron got in an accident or even got a ticket, surprising Castiel as he didn't expect a former angel and shut-in to be a good driver. In Our Little World, Castiel spots Metatron's reflection in a camera shot of a murder on the news, revealing that Metatron has become a videographer. Castiel tracks Metatron down at the scene of a shooting where Metatron steals the victim's money and bemoans his lack of power which he wouldn't have used to help the man anyway. After healing the man and breaking Metatron's camera, Castiel drags him to an abandoned warehouse where Metatron tells him he has come to see reality as the new literature and himself as the "author of reality" in his job as a videographer. Metatron tries to lie about the location of the demon tablet, but Castiel has already found it by simply searching Metatron's apartment where he had it hidden under his mattress. Castiel demands information on the Darkness and while Metatron knows something, he refuses to tell Castiel and taunts him into attacking Metatron. Castiel stops when he realizes that Metatron wants to die and Metatron explains that he can't stand being human. He finally tells Castiel that the Darkness is God's sister who He had to give up to form creation. Castiel lets Metatron go, telling Sam and Dean that he is now a human and a pitiable one at that and is no threat anymore. If Metatron draws any sort of attention to himself, the angels will descend on him and destroy him for his actions.
Months later in Don't Call Me Shurley, Metatron is living as a homeless vagrant but has gained a more compassionate nature as demonstrated by him feeding a stray dog food he found in a dumpster rather than eating it himself. Metatron and his dog are transported to a bar where Metatron meets with Prophet Chuck Shurley who reveals himself to in fact be God. God doesn't punish Metatron for his rogue actions, though He also refuses to restore Metatron to being an angel, something Metatron admits is probably a good thing. Instead, God asks Metatron to help Him write His autobiography. Metatron helps God work on the autobiography and is stunned by how apathetic God has become to the world and the situation with Amara. After learning that Amara has infected a town with an infection of insanity, Metatron pleads with God to help, now understanding that humanity is God's greatest creation and is better than God because humans have many flaws, but they still try. God apparently refuses to listen, but Metatron reads the end of his autobiography and is shocked by what he reads while God intervenes to stop Amara's infection and to save the Winchesters. In All in the Family, Metatron contacts the Winchesters and warns them that God intends to sacrifice himself to Amara in an attempt to save the universe. Wanting to do whatever he can to save God and humanity, Metatron offers the Winchesters whatever help he can give them and joins Sam and the Prophet Donatello in a rescue mission for Lucifer. As Sam and Lucifer discuss the situation, Metatron casts a spell to release Lucifer from his bindings, but Lucifer is incapable to teleporting them to safety. As Amara approaches, Sam, Lucifer and Donatello flee but Metatron stays behind to hold off Amara and buy them time. Metatron unsuccessfully uses an angel banishing sigil on an amused Amara and asks her to spare the universe as God had only meant well. Telling Metatron "spare this", Amara surrounds Metatron in darkness and implodes him into nothingness. After being informed of Metatron's death, Dean admits he's surprised Metatron sacrificed himself for them.
Michael is the oldest and, possibly, most powerful Archangel, featured in the fifth season of Supernatural. In the premiere of the fifth season Zachariah reveals the angels' plan is for Michael to use Dean as his vessel and kill Lucifer once and for all. However, Dean needs to give his consent to be the vessel. Michael refers to Lucifer as his younger brother and when Lucifer refused God's command to bow before humanity, he turned to Michael for support, but was refused. On God's command, Michael cast Lucifer into Hell. Michael first appears when Sam, Dean, and Castiel have traveled back to 1977 to stop Anna from killing John and Mary in order to prevent Sam's birth, and thus his use as Lucifer's vessel. When the angels develop a new plan to lure Dean into consenting in "Point of No Return", the angels bring back Adam, John Winchester's third son, under the pretense that he can be Michael's new vessel, but this is merely a ruse to get Dean to say yes. Zachariah tortures Sam and Adam until Dean consents. Zachariah then summons Michael from Heaven, but Dean changes his mind, kills Zachariah and attempts to escape. Adam is inadvertently locked inside while Michael descends, and the room and Adam disappear. In "Two Minutes to Midnight", Castiel confirmed that now Michael is taking Adam as his vessel. During the episode "Swan Song", Michael appears with Adam as his vessel in order to fight Lucifer, but gets interrupted by Dean, Bobby, and Castiel, who delay him by sending him away with holy fire. In a couple of minutes he returns to see Sam, who has taken control over Lucifer, ready to jump in the pit, and tries to stop him, claiming his destiny is to fight his brother. As Sam denies, Michael makes a final desperate effort to hold him, but is swept along by Sam and they fall into the abyss together. Castiel believes that he and Lucifer tortured Sam's soul in the cage until it was removed by Death one of the horsemen. Michael's first mention of activity since his imprisonment in Hell is mentioned in Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire, in which an aide of Crowley informs him that Michael is wailing, trying to tell others about the danger the Darkness, which recently broke free from its prison, will pose to the world. In The Devil in the Details, Lucifer tells Sam that "prison life" hasn't agreed with Michael and indicates that Michael's time in the Cage has driven him insane. When talking about their coming battle with the Darkness, God echoes this, telling the Winchesters that Michael is in no shape to fight a battle.
Apocalypse World Michael
In season 13, an alternate reality version of Michael is depicted in Apocalypse World portrayed by Christian Keyes and Jensen Ackles. This version of Michael won the Apocalypse when it occurred, killing his version of Lucifer. Now a twisted and corrupt version of what he once was, Michael rules Apocalypse World with an iron fist and is waging a war of genocide upon the human race. Lucifer himself calls this Michael "pure evil", a fact that is highlighted by the fact that the source of the comment is Lucifer. More powerful than the Michael the Winchesters are used to, he captures Lucifer and Mary Winchester and tortures them. Learning of the Winchesters' world, Michael intends to lead an invasion to destroy the human population and take over that world as well. An attempt to open a door between the worlds with the help of the Prophet Kevin Tran allows Lucifer to escape to his own world with his grace diminished after some of it was used by Michael as a power source for the portal. From Lucifer, Castiel learns of Michael's impending invasion and warns the Winchesters while Asmodeus, the current ruler of Hell, learns of it as well and begins preparing by getting the Archangel Blade, the only weapon that can kill an archangel such as Michael or Lucifer. An attempt by the Winchesters to open another door between the worlds leads to Michael capturing the Nephilim Jack, the one being powerful enough to open the door for him. Jack eventually escapes with Mary Winchester and an attempt by Zachariah to recapture him leads to Zachariah's death. Seeing the state of Apocalypse World, Mary and Jack form a resistance against Michael with the intention of killing him to save both worlds. As the war continues, Michael compels the Prophet Kevin Tran to commit a suicide bombing against the resistance in a somewhat successful effort to break Jack's spirit by showing Jack that he can't save everyone.
In the penultimate episode of season 13 "Exodus", the Winchesters return to Apocalypse World with Lucifer and Gabriel in an effort to finally rescue Mary and Jack. With Mary unwilling to leave the people behind, the Winchesters lead an exodus through the rift back to their universe. However, Michael himself interrupts the exodus in hopes of preventing their escape and using the rift to reach their world. Though surprised to see Gabriel, Michael doesn't hesitate to engage his younger brother, quickly overpowering Gabriel and killing him with an Archangel Blade. Gabriel's sacrifice enables the Winchesters to escape, leaving Michael stuck in Apocalypse World with Lucifer when the rift closes moments before Michael can reach it. Lucifer subsequently offers Michael a deal where he will share the spell to reopen the rift and in exchange, he and Michael will travel to the Winchesters' world together where Lucifer will get his son and Michael will get the chance to conquer everything else.
In the season 13 finale "Let the Good Times Roll", Michael unexpectedly attacks the Winchesters in a gas station near their bunker, having arrived in their world with Lucifer. Dean manages to hold Michael at bay long enough to escape with holy fire, but Michael soon breaks free and attacks the Winchesters bunker, easily defeating all resistance and preparing to kill Dean. Sam is able to summon Jack for help through a prayer and Jack attacks Michael, seriously injuring him. Before Jack can kill Michael, Lucifer's evil deeds are revealed to his son and Lucifer steals Jack's grace and departs with Jack and Sam. In the aftermath, a weakened Michael warns Dean and Castiel that Lucifer is now "super-charged" and can destroy the universe if he wishes. While Michael once had the power to stop him, he is now too weak to do so, particularly in his injured state with a battered vessel. Desperate to stop Lucifer, Dean remembers that he is the Michael Sword, Michael's one true vessel with whom Michael will be more powerful than ever. With Michael acknowledging that by working together, he and Dean would have a chance against Lucifer, Dean offers Michael a deal where he will become Michael's vessel to fight Lucifer, but Dean will remain in control while Michael powers him. Michael consents to the deal and gains Dean as his vessel. With Michael powering him from within, Dean gains access to the archangel's teleportation, strength, invulnerability and flight capabilities, allowing him to fight Lucifer on a more even level and ultimately kill him with Michael's Archangel Blade. With Lucifer dead, Michael betrays his deal with Dean, takes full control of his body and departs, loose upon the Winchesters' world in his true vessel.
Naomi, portrayed by Amanda Tapping, is a "cool", "mysterious", and "polished" villain affiliated with a previously unknown faction of angels, eventually revealed to be "Heaven's intelligence division," a group tasked with secretly brainwashing angels and altering their memories to keep them both in-line with Heaven's orders and oblivious to the truth of their actions and goals. When Naomi was being cast, the character was compared to The Good Shepherd's antihero Edward Wilson, Sr. (Matt Damon), in that she is "willing to sacrifice everything for the greater good." In his 2014 revision of The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester, Nicholas Knight described her as "a powerful angel...ruthless in her quest to prevent the angel tablet from falling into the wrong hands". Despite her role as an antagonist, Knight noted that Naomi "quickly became one of the most enigmatic and popular new characters of the (eighth) season."
Naomi first appears at the end of the episode "A Little Slice of Kevin", where she claims responsibility for Castiel's mysterious return from Purgatory though he cannot remember her, and demonstrates her complete control over his actions by command. Although she tells him off-screen that she is the current ruler of Heaven, Metatron later claims that she is only one of many faction leaders at war with each other. In "Torn and Frayed", Naomi tasks Castiel with rescuing Samandriel after she gets a distress call from the latter when he is under torture from Crowley. Upon learning that Samandriel has revealed the existence of the angel Word of God tablet to Crowley, however, she forces Castiel to kill the other angel, which she justifies by emphasizing the tablet's importance and that any angel would die to protect it, calling Samandriel a traitor for divulging information about it. Prior to his death, Samandriel had been trying to tell Castiel something about Naomi, triggering a memory of Castiel's in which Naomi was approaching his eye with a mysterious instrument resembling a drill while he was restrained and screaming. Noticing Castiel's strange actions and behavior, the Winchesters become suspicious that Castiel is being controlled. "Goodbye Stranger" opens with the revelation that Naomi has been working on fully indoctrinating Castiel to her control, and determines him to be "ready" once he kills thousands of copies of Dean. She then sends him to get the angel tablet before Crowley can. After he finds the tablet and she orders him to kill Dean, Castiel manages to fight her control and eventually breaks it by touching the tablet. He tells Dean about her before going into hiding to protect the tablet. In an encounter with Crowley, Naomi says that Castiel is doing what he is meant to do: protect the tablet, even if it means protecting it from her. She is later shown to be searching for Castiel to find the tablet.
In "Taxi Driver," Naomi meets with Dean to try to convince him that she is on his side, claiming that Castiel had misinformed him about her due to his mental instability, and that she wants to help Castiel; Dean doesn't believe her. Nonetheless, Naomi tips him off to the danger Sam is in and later saves Sam and Dean from Crowley, driving the demon off and helping the Winchesters complete the second trial to seal Hell by enabling a trapped Bobby's soul to ascend to Heaven. She reiterates that Dean can trust her and that they all share the goal of sealing Hell. Naomi and her angels eventually slaughter the patrons of a restaurant they know Castiel is passing through, and leave one alive but traumatized in order to make him stop long enough for them to capture him; Naomi kills the survivor afterward, rejecting Castiel's angry reminder that they (angels) are supposed to guard humans. She interrogates Castiel about the location of the tablet, and reveals that she has been altering and erasing his memories for longer than believed, complaining that he has never functioned as he was supposed to. She flees when Crowley attacks her men and fires at her with a gun loaded with melted-down angel blades. In the eighth-season finale, Naomi learns that Metatron is working with Castiel, prompting her to capture the rogue angel and use her drill-like instrument to access his thoughts and learn his plans; when she finds out what they are, she is horrified and immediately warns Dean and Castiel, revealing that Metatron is not trying to close the gates of Heaven, but rather trying to permanently expel all angels in revenge for having himself had to flee to escape her and the archangels, who had ordered her to detain him and take the knowledge he had as the Scribe of God after God left Heaven. Naomi expresses remorse for her actions and that of the other angels, saying that angels are meant to protect humanity and they have lost sight of that somewhere along the way. To begin making amends, she warns Dean that if Sam completes the trials, he will die, and then offers to hear Castiel out if he truly wishes to return to Heaven. As they can't confirm her claims, Castiel refuses to believe her, though Dean does and ultimately stops Sam from completing the trials. Naomi is later found collapsed on her desk in her "office" in Heaven, Metatron having gotten free and stabbed her in the head with her own drill off-screen. Metatron taunts Castiel that she had been telling the truth, and then completes his plan. Naomi is confirmed dead through dialogue in the episode "I'm No Angel" in the ninth season.
In season 13's "Funeralia", Castiel returns to Heaven for help only to find Naomi alive. Naomi explains that she survived Metatron's attack, but her injuries were such that she had the word spread that she was dead. Even after nearly five years to put her thoughts back together in her skull as she puts it, Naomi is still only "mostly here." However, her presence is needed since there are now less than a dozen angels left alive, Naomi and Castiel included. Displaying a vastly different personality, Naomi explains to Castiel that the surviving angels will soon burn out and Heaven will crumble if something doesn't change. As a result, the angels can't leave Heaven without risking this happening. The angels only chance is for Gabriel to return as his power can stabilize Heaven. If he can't be found, when Heaven crumbles, all of the souls will be released upon the Earth as ghosts. Now allies, Naomi accompanies Castiel back to Earth and promises that the remaining angels will keep Heaven going for as long as they can if he can't find Gabriel, but expresses a belief that maybe the situation can't be fixed. As she returns to Heaven, Naomi seals the portal behind her until the situation is resolved one way or another.
Raphael is the archangel assigned to protecting Chuck Shurley. Raphael appears to protect Chuck twice, in "The Monster at the End of the Book", when he is in the presence of Lilith, and in "Lucifer Rising", where he kills Castiel as he and Dean attempt to prevent Lucifer's rise. He is summoned and subsequently trapped by Dean and a resurrected Castiel in the fifth-season episode "Free to Be Me and You", but refuses to cooperate when they demand to know the location of God, only saying that he believes that God is dead. Dean and Castiel leave Raphael trapped despite his threat to hunt Castiel down when he escapes. In this episode, Raphael appears for the first time in a bodily vessel and is played by actor Demore Barnes, who reprises the role in "The Third Man" and "The Man Who Would Be King". Following the prevention of the Apocalypse, Raphael and his supporters are at war with Castiel and his followers over Castiel's opposition to Raphael's plan to free Lucifer and Michael to restart the Apocalypse. He makes his second on-screen appearance in the sixth-season episode "The Third Man", in which he and his soldiers are in close pursuit of Castiel. Raphael overpowers Castiel and is about to kill him when Balthazar intervenes and irrevocably destroys Raphael's vessel with one of Heaven's weapons, saving Castiel's life. Raphael is forced to search for a new vessel, eventually possessing a woman played by Lanette Ware. In "The French Mistake", he sends the angel hitman Virgil after Castiel's allies, including the Winchesters. Balthazar transports the brothers to an alternate universe with a key to where Heaven's weapons are stored and Virgil follows. This is revealed to have been a ploy by Balthazar and Castiel, allowing the latter time to retrieve the weapons. Now equipped with the weapons, Castiel forces Raphael to flee when the latter is poised to kill a returned Sam and Dean. Flashbacks in "The Man Who Would Be King" depicts the background to Raphael's war with Castiel; Raphael believed that the Apocalypse was destined to happen and informed Castiel of his intention to release Lucifer and Michael from the cage, giving Castiel the ultimatum to submit or die. Having forged a deal with the demon Crowley, Castiel attacked Raphael and declared war in Heaven. In the season six finale, "The Man Who Knew Too Much", Castiel reneges on his deal with Crowley, who turns to Raphael. Crowley agrees to open Purgatory for Raphael in exchange for his safety. However their ritual fails whilst Castiel opens Purgatory for himself. Castiel appears, now more powerful than ever, and obliterates Raphael with a snap of his fingers. In "We Happy Few", when discussing how they will defeat the Darkness, God tells the Winchesters that he can't resurrect Raphael or Gabriel as they are beings of primordial creation and will take too long to bring back.
Samandriel, aka "Alfie", portrayed by Tyler Johnston, is an angel who seems to hold humanity in higher regard than most angels and appears to hold Castiel in great regard as well. He appears at Plutus' auction in "What's Up, Tiger Mommy?" to bid for the demon Word of God tablet, taking the vessel of a young man named Alfie. He asks Dean about Castiel and is noticeably saddened that Castiel didn't make it out of Purgatory. Samandriel indicates that he supports Castiel and tells Dean that he thinks Castiel's problem is he has too much heart. Samandriel bids for the Word of God, but loses. After Mrs. Tran wins by bidding her soul, Samandriel approaches her to offer angelic protection to Kevin, but she refuses which he respects. In "A Little Slice of Kevin," Samandriel has been captured by Crowley who tortures him for the names of all future Prophets with an angel sword. Samandriel breaks under the torture and tells him all the names, but Crowley is not satisfied until Samandriel reveals that the next generation of Prophets haven't been born yet and thus there are no more. Crowley stops the torture without urgency and orders Samandriel put "on ice" for future torture, believing he can get more out of him. In "Torn and Frayed," Samandriel manages to push a spike out of his head that is blocking his connection to the other angels and sends a distress signal to Naomi. However, the demon Viggor discovers him and replaces the spike and starts torturing him again using headgear that puts a lot of spikes into Samandriel's head. The spikes cause Samandriel to revert to "factory settings" and he starts speaking in Enochian, in his distress speaking through a bush that catches fire. Viggor summons Crowley who tortures Samandriel personally to see what he can get from him when he's at "factory settings." As Sam, Dean and Castiel launch a rescue, Samandriel starts talking about the Word of God tablets and just before they manage to break into the room, Samandriel reveals that there is an angel tablet. As Sam and Dean kill Viggor and another demon, Castiel removes the headgear from Samandriel, returning him to normal and takes him outside. Fearful of what he has revealed, Samandriel begs Castiel not to take him back to Heaven and warns Castiel that "they" are controlling them both. Before Samandriel can elaborate, Naomi orders Castiel to kill him for being a traitor. With no other choice, Castiel stabs Samandriel with his angel sword, killing him. Naomi has Castiel take Samandriel's body to Heaven so she can determine just how much he broke and explains that he is a traitor as he revealed the existence of the angel tablet which any angel would die to protect as it could cause great harm if it fell into demon hands.
Tessa is a reaper who guides the deceased to the afterlife. She is portrayed by Lindsey McKeon. Following the car accident in the first-season finale, Dean is critically wounded and his soul leaves his body. Dean attempts to save other souls and defends himself from a reaper. The reaper then returns in the form of Tessa, posing as a coma patient. She attempts to convince Dean to move on but, as he considers this, Azazel intervenes as part of his deal with John Winchester and possesses Tessa to restore Dean to life, although Dean remembers none of this. In the season four episode "Death Takes a Holiday", she continues the work of a local reaper who has gone missing. After restoring Dean's memories of her with a kiss, she assists the brothers and agrees not to reap the souls for the duration. She is kidnapped by Alastair as part of a ritual to unlock a seal, but Dean and Sam rescue her. After getting Dean to help her have a young boy named Cole move on from being a ghost, she warns Dean that the angels are not looking for his best interest and to trust his own instincts. In "Appointment in Samarra", Dean summons Tessa during an out-of-body experience and asks her to call Death. Although she refuses, Death arrives on his own accord. Subsequently, Tessa guides Dean in his role as Death for 24 hours as part of a wager made with the Horseman in order to retrieve Sam's soul. Tessa returns in "Stairway to Heaven" where she is a part of Castiel's faction to retake Heaven. She has grown depressed over the fact that she can no longer ferry souls to Heaven due to it being closed and that she can hear their cries for help and is brainwashed by Metatron into acting as a suicide bomber for him, supposedly under Castiel's instruction in order to unite all the angels under his command. Tessa is found and captured by Dean before she can do this and her "bomb" is defused. Dean questions Tessa who, under her brainwashing, insists she is doing it for Castiel. When Dean pulls the First Blade on her, Tessa commits suicide by impaling herself on the Blade while Dean is holding it, thanking him at the same time. Her method of suicide makes it appear that Dean murdered her and helps turn Castiel's followers against him.
Demons in the series are generally portrayed as cruel and sadistic, often taking pleasure in causing humans pain. They are also, as series creator Eric Kripke deems them, "erudite and sophisticated". While the "tyrant" Azazel commanded the demons in the first two seasons, demons as a whole became the villains of the third season. At times their culture has been compared to normal humans, with the third-season episode "Sin City" introducing their religious side. They believe in their own higher power—Lucifer. Though many demons came to lose faith, they followed the fallen angel upon his release from Hell in the fifth season.
Inspirations for these types of demons have come from numerous sources, such as the devil-on-your-shoulder concept used in the episode "Sin City". The writers often try to base the demons off of actual aspects of history, as is done in "Malleus Maleficarum" by having the demon Tammi turn a group of women into witches. An encyclopedia on demons is used for research, with Binsfield's Classification of Demons inspiring "The Magnificent Seven"'s storyline of seven demons being the physical embodiment of the Seven Deadly Sins.
The writers originally intended for demons to not rely on human hosts, but rather exist "halfway between spirits and corporeal creatures". However, the demon featured in "Phantom Traveler" demonstrated the ability to possess people—this quality and its other characteristics were chosen without foresight solely to fit with the episode's storyline—and the writers opted to maintain it as an element of all demons. Kripke feels this added an interesting aspect to the storylines, as the viewers "never quite know who the bad guy is". Another source of debate for the writers stemmed from the demons' eye color, which is based on a demon's place in the hierarchy. The writers prefer to limit unique colors to only the "big, big, bad guys". Writer Sera Gamble noted, "If every time we had a de that was powerful we gave them a different eye color, pretty soon it'd be like, 'The Chartreuse-Eyed Demon is coming for us!'" During production of the second season, Kripke viewed the horror film I Walked with a Zombie, and found one of the creatures having all-white eyes to be "really disturbing". The writers considered changing the eye color of regular demons to white, but eventually decided against it. However, Kripke later used the idea when Lilith and other high-level demons were introduced.
The appearance of demons' true forms have become more complex as the series has progressed. Originally depicted as small, thin streams of black smoke, they now appear as large, thick smoke clouds. When in large groups, the clouds have electricity pulsing throughout them. The visual effects department based the demons' shape off of that of a snake, giving it a "predatorial" and "intelligent" look. Visual effects supervisor Ivan Hayden finds demon smoke to be one of the hardest visual effects in the series.
Primarily portrayed by actress Alaina Huffman, Abaddon is described as the last remaining Knight of Hell, a class of incredibly powerful demons who were among the first of their kind. As such, Abaddon is too strong to be affected by exorcisms or to be killed by Ruby's knife. She is introduced in the eighth-season episode "As Time Goes By", in which she is sent to destroy the Men of Letters organization in 1958 and sets off in dogged pursuit of Sam and Dean's grandfather, Henry, who has escaped with the key to the Men of Letters' bunker. Wanting to break into the bunker to gain access to the powerful supernatural spells and artifacts inside, Abaddon follows Henry through time to the present and hunts him and his grandsons throughout the episode. She takes Sam hostage to force Dean to turn over Henry and the key, but reneges on her deal to let Sam and Dean go after Dean trades her Henry and the key. In the confrontation that follows, Abaddon mortally wounds Henry, but not before he shoots her in the head with a bullet engraved with a devil's trap that binds her powers and also binds her to her now-paralyzed host body. Sam and Dean then cut her up and bury her in cement to forever entomb her. In "Clip Show", needing a demon to cure to do the third trial to close the gates of Hell, Sam and Dean sew Abaddon back together to use her, but do not reattach her hands or remove the bullet. Abaddon reveals that she had been sent to kill the priest who found a way to cure demons and had found out about the Men of Letters and her host, Josie Sands, from him when torturing him, which ultimately resulted in her possessing Josie and attacking the Men of Letters. While Sam and Dean take a phone call from Crowley outside, Abaddon frees herself and escapes by controlling one of her severed hands and using it to remove the bullet from her skull. In the following episode, the season finale "Sacrifice", she arrives in response to Crowley's distress call but attacks him rather than help him, furious that Crowley now rules Hell and declaring her intention of taking over herself, only to be driven away when Sam sets her ablaze in holy fire.
Abaddon returns in the ninth season, her objectives now to kill Crowley in order to become the Queen of Hell and "turn all of humankind into her demon army." With Crowley being largely absent from Hell and having been deeply affected by the incomplete demon cure forced on him by the Winchesters, the intimidating Abaddon ends up winning the nearly unanimous support of other demons. In "First Born", Crowley and Dean go to her maker, teacher, and former lover, Cain, to get his Mark and the First Blade from him—the Blade, when wielded by someone bearing the Mark of Cain, is stated to be the only weapon capable of killing Abaddon—and Cain reveals that Abaddon, after failing to persuade him to rejoin her, had tricked him into murdering his beloved human wife Colette; as he is unable to seek revenge directly due to a promise he had made to Colette, he gives Dean the Mark so that Dean can kill Abaddon once Crowley finds the Blade. "Mother's Little Helper" reveals that Abaddon's history with the Men of Letters goes back further than previously thought, as Abaddon had been confronted by Henry and Josie when stealing people's souls at a convent sometime before her slaughter of the Men of Letters. She intended to possess Henry to spy on the Men of Letters before destroying them, but accepted Josie's offer and possessed her instead, all without Henry's knowledge. In the present, Abaddon has given the order for her minions to begin stealing souls again in order to build an army of demons loyal only to her. In attempt to eliminate all threats posed to her and her rule, Abaddon concocts a plan to kill Crowley and the Winchesters and to destroy the First Blade, by first bringing Crowley's human son Gavin forward in time and torturing him until Crowley agrees to help her set up a trap for Sam and Dean. She has him send the Winchesters to retrieve the First Blade and then lead them to her so that she can destroy them all at once, though Crowley manages to subtly warn Dean of the trap. Although unaware of the double-cross, Abaddon incapacitates Crowley by shooting him with a devil's trap bullet in order to keep him from interfering in the upcoming fight, planning to kill him and his son once she has killed the Winchesters. She is slain by Dean wielding the First Blade when the Mark grants Dean new powers that enable him to overcome her attacks. Following Abaddon's death, all demons go back to following Crowley. Despite this, some demons remain loyal to her and outraged at Dean killing her, try to ambush him in "Black" only to be easily killed themselves.
Executive producer and series writer Adam Glass revealed on Twitter that his inspiration for Abaddon was Lauren Bacall, an actress whom he admires. Showrunner Jeremy Carver went into the character's motivation, explaining that Abaddon was "appalled" to find that Crowley ruled over Hell because she "loves Hell and what it represents." He believed that the contrasts in the two characters's views incited "a nice conflict to our demon world."
Anthony appears in "Bring 'em Back Alive" where he possesses a teenaged girl. In a scene reminiscent of The Exorcist, Anthony is tied to a bed by two priests who attempt to ineptly exorcise him from the girl. Shaking the bed, Anthony taunts the two priests over their own vices while they mistake him for Satan and call for Satan to leave the girl. Having overheard the attempted exorcism, the real Lucifer shows up, annoyed that the priests have mistaken Anthony for him and by Anthony's antics. Questioned by Lucifer, Anthony simply states that he's "just having a little fun." Completely fed up with the demon, Lucifer calls him an idiot and exorcises Anthony with a snap of his fingers. As Anthony returns to Hell in a cloud of black smoke, Lucifer orders him not to come back. Though Anthony is exorcised, the damage the girl's body took while he was possessing her causes the girl not to survive the possession and exorcism.
Asmodeus (portrayed primarily by Jeffrey Vincent Parise) is a demon who is first mentioned in season 12's "Stuck in the Middle (With You)" and identified as one of the four Princes of Hell alongside Azazel, Ramiel and Dagon. Like Ramiel and Dagon, Asmodeus is stated to have left Hell a long time ago and to have lost interest in Lucifer's plans in favor of his "hobbies." He is described by both Lucifer and Gabriel as originally being the weakest of the Princes of Hell and is implied to be the youngest as well by Lucifer's comments.
Asmodeus first appears in season 13's "The Rising Son". Appearing in Crowley's former palace, Asmodeus announces himself as the new King of Hell to all of the gathered demons with a stated intention to rule until Lucifer can be found or his Nephilim son Jack in his place. Displaying immense powers, Asmodeus quickly begins reshaping Hell to his standards, summarily executing several demons that fail to meet those standards. Asmodeus uses his unique shapeshifting abilities to get close to the Winchesters and Jack. Disguised as the Prophet Donatello Redfield, Asmodeus manipulates Jack into opening a portal to release the Shedim, creatures that even Lucifer fears. After Asmodeus is exposed, he is forced to retreat by an enraged Jack.
In "War of the Worlds", Asmodeus seeks out Jack, using his powers to search for the boy while also interrogating those who have seen the Winchesters. Upon Lucifer's return from Apocalypse World, it is sensed by Asmodeus who finds Lucifer and Castiel together in a bar. Sensing his "father's" weakened state, Asmodeus announces an intention to keep power for himself in Hell and imprisons Lucifer and Castiel. He then hires Arthur Ketch to help him search for Jack, made more urgent by the threat of an impending invasion by the Michael of an alternate reality. To keep the Winchesters from finding out that Castiel has been captured, Asmodeus impersonates Castiel on a phone call to trick them. Asmodeus, in his guise as Castiel, contacts the Winchesters in this way over the course of a few episodes to both keep them off of his trail and to see if they've learned anything about Jack's location. Lucifer and Castiel later manage to escape in "Various & Sundry Villains" while Asmodeus is away.
In "The Scorpion and The Frog", Asmodeus learns of the Crossroads Demon Barthamus' plans to attack Luther Shrike's home to retrieve the trunk containing Barthamus' human bones. Wanting to get rid of the traitor, Asmodeus sends a demonic messenger to warn Luther and to ask Luther to tip off Asmodeus if Barthamus arrives. Luther refuses to help Asmodeus and exorcises the messenger instead.
In "Devil's Bargain", Asmodeus attempts to have Arthur Ketch track down and kill the weakened Lucifer. At the same time, he interrogates the Prophet Donatello Redfield, learning of the Winchesters' plot to open a door to Apocalypse World. Asmodeus places Donatello under his control as an unwitting spy. After Arthur's failure to kill Lucifer, Asmodeus unveils his newest acquisition: the Archangel Blade, the one weapon that can kill Lucifer. After Arthur points out that only an archangel can wield it, Asmodeus introduces Arthur to the archangel Gabriel who has been believed dead for nearly eight years. Gabriel is shown to be Asmodeus' prisoner.
In "The Thing", an impatient Arthur discovers Asmodeus injecting himself with Gabriel's grace. Asmodeus dismisses Arthur until he is ready to see the man and is less than pleased to learn that Arthur knew that Castiel was in Syria seeking out the Tree of Life. Enraged by Arthur's continuing audacity, Asmodeus beats the man brutally, claiming Arthur to be worse than any demon he knows and that he owns Arthur due to his nature despite Arthur's desire for redemption. Asmodeus' beating causes Arthur to break Gabriel out and to steal the Archangel Blade and Asmodeus' store of Gabriel's extracted grace, bringing all three to the Winchesters.
In "Bring 'em Back Alive", Sam and Castiel learn from Gabriel's story that after faking his death, Gabriel was captured and sold to Asmodeus who tortured him for years and used Gabriel's grace to gain incredible powers. As Sam and Castiel try to treat the traumatized Gabriel, Asmodeus uses his powers to seek him out, eventually locating Gabriel in the Winchester's bunker. Asmodeus calls Sam and threatens to destroy the bunker if Gabriel isn't turned over to him in ten minutes. When Sam fails to comply, Asmodeus breaks through the wards and leads a demon incursion to kill Sam and Castiel and recapture Gabriel. Though the incursion is initially successful, when Asmodeus begins torturing Sam and Castiel, it causes Gabriel to snap out of his traumatized state and fight back. Asmodeus proves to be no match for the enraged archangel who incinerates Asmodeus in retaliation for all that the Prince of Hell did to him.
In "Unfinished Business", the Winchesters encounter Gabriel who is seeking revenge against the Norse gods Loki, Fenrir, Sleipnir and Narfi for betraying and selling him to Asmodeus. Gabriel reveals that he was tortured by Asmodeus every day for years and believes he was sold to the Prince of Hell by the gods both to get rid of him before Lucifer could learn that Gabriel was still alive and to make a profit. Gabriel is in a somewhat weakened state as Asmodeus drained much of his grace and he used a lot of what was left to kill the Prince of Hell and his grace has yet to recharge much. Dean later learns from Loki that Loki selling Gabriel to Asmodeus was an act of revenge as Loki blamed Gabriel for the death of his father Odin at Lucifer's hands.
Barthamus is a Crossroads Demon portrayed by David Cubitt. High-ranking, Barthamus implies that took over Crowley's old position of King of the Crossroads after Crowley became the King of Hell.
In "The Scorpion and the Frog," Barthamus has a demon working for him steal a Nephilim tracking spell from the Cambridge Museum in Cambridge, England. Rather than taking the spell to Asmodeus as the demon expects, Barthamus kills the demon with an angel blade and instead contacts the Winchesters to offer them a deal for the spell. Barthamus reveals that a man named Luther Shrike has a trunk containing Barthamus' property, though Barthamus refuses to reveal exactly what the property is. Barthamus needs Dean's blood to get into the vault as it only opens to the blood of a man who has been to Hell and back. Furthermore, Luther's property is warded against Barthamus. As further incentive, Barthamus threatens to give the tracking spell to Asmodeus instead. The Winchesters agree to the deal and are joined by a demon thief named Grab that Barthamus hired and a safe cracker named Alice who is revealed to have made a deal with Barthamus years before which he uses as leverage to force Alice to work for him.
Though Grab is killed, the Winchesters and Alice succeed in stealing the trunk and confront Luther. To their shock, Luther reveals that Barthamus is the true villain in the situation: two hundred years before, Luther sold his soul to Barthamus in exchange for the demon saving his son from a terminal illness. The boy died of drowning a few years later and Barthamus coldly refused to intervene. The trunk contains the leverage the Luther used to force Barthamus to resurrect him after he was dragged to Hell and to grant Luther invulnerability on his property: Barthamus' original human bones, which, if burned, would kill the demon. As Luther has left his property, Barthamus uses the chance to kill Luther through decapitation, but the Winchesters renege on the deal out of disgust for Barthamus' actions. Barthamus threatens Alice's life to force the Winchesters to hand over the trunk, but Alice uses Dean's lighter to burn the bones instead. Barthamus quickly goes up in flames and burns to ash. However, Barthamus' fiery death destroys the tracking spell which was in his hand at the time.
Cain, (portrayed by Timothy Omundson) was the First Son of Adam and Eve who killed his brother Abel. While everyone believed that Cain had killed Abel because he was talking to God, Cain actually killed him because he was talking to Lucifer. Loving his brother, Cain made a deal with Lucifer: Abel's soul in Heaven in exchange for Cain becoming the first Knight of Hell while wielding the Mark of Cain. However, as part of the deal, Cain had to kill Abel personally. Afterwards, feeling remorse for his actions Cain took his own life, but the Mark resurrected him as a very powerful demon. For thousands of years, Cain was the worst of the worst, gaining the title Father of Murder and training the rest of the Knights of Hell. Eventually, Cain fell in love with a human woman, Colette, and gave up his evil ways for her, suppressing the Mark's influence on him to slaughter people. In 1863, the other Knights kidnapped Colette to force Cain back to his old ways. Cain slaughtered all of the Knights, but when he got to Abaddon, she possessed Colette and tricked Cain into killing his wife. Due to Colette's dying request, Cain didn't go after Abaddon for revenge and threw the First Blade to the bottom of the Marianas Trench as it couldn't be destroyed, eventually settling in Missouri. In First Born, while looking for the First Blade to kill Abaddon, Dean and Crowley tracked down Cain and asked for the First Blade. Cain was uninterested in helping them, wanting to keep his promise to Colette, but watched as Dean fought and killed three demons single-handedly. Impressed, Cain told Dean and Crowley his story, but still refused to help at first. Eventually, after speaking to Colette's grave, Cain chose to help by giving Dean the Mark of Cain so that he could wield the First Blade himself and kill Abaddon. In return, he asked Dean to kill him afterwards before sending Dean and Crowley away and taking on Abaddon's army single-handedly. In The Executioner's Song, its revealed that killing Abaddon's demons caused Cain to fall back under the influence of the Mark of Cain. Giving into its rage, Cain decided that as so many of his descendants were killers and other sorts of criminals, he'd wipe out his bloodline, despite it being "legion." Cain killed many people, eventually being discovered by Sam and Dean when he kidnapped serial killer Tommy Tolliver. Cain confronted Castiel at the site of his victims' graves, but let him go so that Castiel would tell Dean who would bring the First Blade to kill him. Going after Tommy's son, Austin, Cain was lured into a devil's trap by Dean, Sam, Castiel and Crowley, after which Dean confronted him alone. Cain claimed to Dean that there was no cure for the Mark of Cain and it was better to give into its rage. Dean and Cain fought, but Cain proved more powerful and easily beat Dean, eventually getting the First Blade for himself. Before he could kill Dean, Dean managed to get Cain's knife and cut off his hand. Cain refused to give up killing, forcing Dean to kill him. While Dean retained his humanity, Cain's descent into madness left both him and Sam deeply worried.
Christian Campbell, portrayed by Corin Nemec, is a hunter, and a third cousin related to Sam and Dean's mother's side of the family. He is introduced to Dean along with the other Campbells in "Exile on Main Street" and helps Samuel Campbell trap the female Djinn. He is present in the compound in "Two and a Half Men", and it is agreed that he and his wife will raise the baby Shapeshifter despite Dean's objections. However, the Alpha Shapeshifter arrives, overpowers the hunters and takes back the baby. In "Family Matters", Christian discovers Dean investigating Samuel and the two exchange threats. Later, his neck is snapped by the Alpha Vampire. It is then revealed that he has been possessed by a demon for an unknown period of time and he and others overpower and remove the Alpha. The demon possessing Christian is working at Crowley's prison in "Caged Heat" and tortures the Lucifer loyalist Meg for information after capturing her. Meg is able to withstand his torture, retaliating with taunts about his technique. As he tortures Meg, the demon possessing Christian is surprised from behind by Dean who snatches Ruby's knife from his hand and stabs the demon through the back with it, killing him.
The Crossroads Demon
A specific crossroads demon recurred throughout the second and third seasons of the series, possessing only young, beautiful women as her host. Actresses Christie Laing and Jeannette Sousa first portray her in "Crossroad Blues". Laing plays the demon in flashbacks depicting musician Robert Johnson selling his soul to learn to play the guitar, while Sousa portrays the demon in the present. The latter is summoned by Dean in an attempt to rescue a man from a demonic pact previously made. She rejects Dean's plea, instead taunting him about his father's suffering in Hell. Dean tricks her into walking into a Devil's Trap, and frees her in exchange for releasing the man from his contract. The demon returns again in the second-season finale "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2", now in possession of a woman portrayed by Ona Grauer. She resurrects Sam in exchange for collecting Dean's soul in one year.
She makes her final appearance in "Bedtime Stories", now portrayed by Sandra McCoy. At the end of the episode, Sam summons her and demands she break her deal with Dean in exchange for her life. She claims to not hold the contract, being just an employee with a boss to answer to. A frustrated Sam kills the demon with the mystical Colt gun. McCoy was dating lead actor Jared Padalecki at that time after having worked with him on the 2005 film Cry Wolf. She previously auditioned for several love interests of the brothers, but believed that production had waited until the "perfect role" arrived before casting her due to their relationship.
Dagon (portrayed by Ali Ahn) is one of the four Princes of Hell and one of the oldest and most powerful demons in existence. Despite being female, Dagon is still referred to as a Prince of Hell rather than a Princess. Like her brothers Ramiel and Asmodeus, Dagon long ago lost interest in Lucifer's plans and left Hell for a life on Earth. She is implied to have failed Lucifer in some way at some point.
She is first mentioned in a flashback in "Stuck in the Middle (With You)" when Ramiel tells Crowley that Dagon has her "toys" and is uninterested in ruling Hell. Later, Ramiel tells the Winchesters that Dagon has taken an interest in Lucifer's unborn Nephilim child, though Ramiel himself could care less.
Dagon is first introduced in person in "Family Feud" when she kills two angels to save the life of Kelly Kline, the mother of Lucifer's unborn child. In "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell", Castiel learns of Dagon's involvement and warns the Winchesters about her, stating that all he knows of Dagon is rumors of her psychotic savagery.
Dagon continues her role as protector of Lucifer's child in "The British Invasion". She is revealed to secretly be working for Lucifer who has promised Dagon a place at his side if she succeeds and is often in telepathic communication with the Fallen archangel. In order to cover her tracks, Dagon has another demon murder everyone who meets Dagon and Kelly, including a doctor who did a fetal examination on Kelly's insistence. Dagon's activities are discovered by hunter Eileen Leahy who helps lure Kelly out. Dagon shows up at the meeting and resists all attempts to kill her, including with the Colt. Dagon disappears with Kelly and reveals to the woman that the pregnancy will ultimately be fatal to her.
In "The Future", Dagon finds Kelly following her suicide and resurrection by Lucifer's child. While Kelly now believes the child to be good, Dagon believes that the child simply acted out of self-preservation. Dagon is later attacked by a team of angels led by Castiel who attempt to kill her with the Colt. Castiel escapes with Kelly, but Dagon kills one of the angels and tortures the other for information before killing him too. Dagon is able to intercept Castiel at Heaven's portal, killing the angel Joshua and engaging Castiel in battle. Dagon proves to be stronger than the angel, easily beating him to a pulp. The intervention of the Winchesters leads only to Dagon breaking Dean's arm and effectively destroying the Colt. As Dagon goes to kill Castiel, Lucifer's child empowers the angel from the womb, enabling him to stop Dagon and render her powerless to Dagon's shock. With the help of Lucifer's child, Castiel incinerates Dagon, killing her as predicted in a premonition the child shared with Kelly. The child's aid against Dagon convinces Castiel of his goodness.
In the season 13 episode "Lost & Found", the newborn Jack, Lucifer's son, experiences a flashback to Dagon's death when asked what he remembers. Jack states that he remembers "when the bad woman burned."
Dipper is a minor demon portrayed by Shane Dean appearing in season 13 that is loyal to Asmodeus.
In "Various & Sundry Villains," Dipper, armed with an angel blade, acts as a guard to the captive Lucifer and Castiel. Dipper greatly enjoys the two angels predicament and often taunts Lucifer about his lack of power and his attempt to use his powers on a stick while Lucifer impotently threatens Dipper and makes fun of his name. Dipper eventually returns to find Castiel and Lucifer arguing and Lucifer's stick gone. As Dipper taunts Lucifer about losing his stick, Lucifer suddenly pulls Dipper against the cell bars with telekinesis, burns through his warding and breaks his stick off in Dipper's neck. Lucifer explains to a shocked and terrified Dipper that anger is a good motivator and that he forgets that "I'm Lucifer." As Dipper turns around, he is confronted by an escaped Castiel who mocks that "someone got mad and broke his warding." Castiel smites Dipper and Lucifer steals Dipper's angel blade to arm himself for their escape. After killing four more demons that accost them after Dipper's death, Lucifer and Castiel succeed in escaping before Asmodeus can return.
Drexel is a minor demon portrayed by Alex Barima who is loyal to Lucifer.
Drexel first appears in season 12's "The British Invasion" when Crowley brings the supposedly subservient Lucifer before the lesser demons. In reality, Lucifer makes it clear that he is truly in charge. Drexel later visits Lucifer in his cell and magically examines him, determining that Lucifer's vessel is sound and that the repairs and improvements to it are holding. However, Drexel is unable to break Crowley's security system upon Lucifer who reacts violently to the news. Drexel reveals that a demon named Spevak created and installed the system and was then killed by Crowley to hide its secrets. Lucifer makes it clear that he intends Drexel to find a way to release him from Crowley's control.
In "There's Something About Mary," Drexel's attempts to break Crowley's control over Lucifer result in the system inverting so that Lucifer can now control Crowley's vessel. Lucifer uses this to turn the situation on Crowley and apparently kills him in front of Drexel and the other demons. After Lucifer departs in search of his son, Drexel orders two demons to remove Crowley's dead body before Lucifer returns.
In season 13's "The Rising Son," Drexel polishes Lucifer's throne and continues to hold the belief that Lucifer will return, something that Drexel is mocked for by the other demons. When a demon introducing himself as Asmodeus suddenly appears, Drexel is shocked to realize that its the fourth Prince of Hell. Asmodeus announces his intention to take over the throne of Hell until Lucifer and his son can be found. When Asmodeus summarily executes the demons who don't meet his standards, Drexel is one of three demons that he spares. Drexel coordinates the search for Lucifer and his son for Asmodeus and is told about Asmodeus' history with creatures known as the Shedim, a history that caused Lucifer to inflict lasting scars upon Asmodeus' face.
In "Beyond the Mat," Duke forces wrestler Gunner Lawless to help him murder people and steal their souls so that Duke can create a "nest egg" for himself with the release of the Darkness and Lucifer ruling Hell again. Having made a crossroads deal with Gunner ten years before, Duke offers to keep the hellhounds at bay if Gunner works for him, a deal Gunnar reluctantly takes. The Winchesters come to the funeral of one of Duke's victims, their father's favorite wrestler and stumble across the crime scene of his newest target, quickly putting together that they are dealing with a demon stealing souls. Duke tries to convince another wrestler to make a deal and join him, but the man refuses and Duke had Gunner murder him shortly before the Winchesters arrive. Duke sends Gunner to kill Dean while he takes care of Sam personally, explaining his plot to Sam. Though briefly interrupted by Dean, Duke flings him away with telekinesis and prepares to kill Sam, commenting that "this is my favorite part." However, before he can kill Sam, Gunner stabs Duke through the back with Ruby's Knife, killing him after having been convinced to do the right thing by Dean. With Duke no longer holding them back, the hellhounds come after Gunner who accepts his fate.
Grab is a demon thief appearing in season 13 portrayed by Matthew Kevin Anderson. He is described as an expert in bypassing supernatural security and is portrayed as more obnoxious than evil or malicious despite being a demon. Its implied that Grab is not actually his real name but an alias.
In "The Scorpion and the Frog," Grab is hired by the Crossroads Demon Barthamus to work with the Winchesters and a human safe cracker named Alice to break into the vault of Luther Shrike and retrieve Barthamus' property. Grab is brought in to use his talents in bypassing supernatural security to locate the vault itself which can only be opened by Dean's blood. Once the Winchesters and Alice get onto Luther's property, Dean performs a summoning spell to bring Grab to them. Grab uses a spell to turn Dean into a sort of dousing rod, using the attraction between Dean's blood and the vault to find it. After the vault is found, Grab chooses to remain outside, apparently too afraid to go any further. While he waits outside the cellar containing the vault, Grab is confronted by Luther himself. Luther quickly kills Grab with Ruby's Knife and his body is later found by Alice. Barthamus shows no care for Grab's death and compels Alice to keep going.
Jael is a sadistic Crossroads Demon appearing in Supernatural portrayed by Kara Royster, Billy Wickman and Kim Rhodes. Despite appearing mainly in female vessels, Jael is specifically referred to as male by characters.
As mentioned in season 12's "Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox," Jael was first encountered by legendary hunter Asa Fox in 1997. Possessing a young First Nations girl, Jael was exorcised by Asa. However, due to his sadistic tendencies, Jael brutally murdered the girl he was possessing before Asa could finish exorcising him. Jael was eventually able to climb back out of Hell and targeted Asa for revenge, murdering people who Asa cared about in sick and twisted ways and leaving their bodies in the forest for him to find. In 2016, Asa hunted Jael through the forest near his home with his best friend Bucky. The two men got into an argument about the hunt as Asa was not armed with his angel blade, the one weapon that could kill Jael. The argument ended with Bucky accidentally killing Asa when he hit his head on a rock. Bucky framed Jael for Asa's murder, unaware that the sadistic Crossroads Demon had witnessed the incident and was enraged that he himself could not kill Asa.
In retaliation for Asa's murder at hands other than his own, Jael began targeting the hunters at Asa's wake, magically trapping them in Asa's home and possessing Alicia Banes to kill one. Though originally trapped outside, Dean Winchester got back in with the help of the Reaper Billie and eventually found Jael in the body of hunter Elvis Katz. When Dean began an exorcism, Jael snapped Elvis' neck so far his head faced backwards and vacated his body. Jael next possessed Sheriff Jody Mills and attempted to convince the Winchesters that their mother was possessed and they had to kill her. The Winchesters quickly saw through "Jody's" strange behavior and Jael revealed himself. Unable to kill Jael without harming Jody also, the hunters were handicapped and quickly defeated by Jael who telekinetically pinned them to the floor. Jael took great pleasure in prancing around revealing everyone's darkest secrets, but when he focused his attention on Bucky, his grip on the other hunters was broken. Sam quickly began an exorcism, but was flung away by Jael. Dean picked up the exorcism and then Max and Alicia Banes when Dean was knocked out, but they were defeated as well. Jael finally forced Bucky to admit that it was in fact Bucky who killed Asa and not Jael. Moments later, while Jael was still distracted by Bucky, Mary Winchester finished the exorcism. Jael was exorcised out of Jody who survived the possession and the demon was sent back to Hell through the floor of the room, burning a circle around the spot he passed through.
In "Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire," Jervis appears at Marnie's house along with another demon when Crowley summons them using a Goblet of Blood. The demons reassure Crowley that a team is securing his usual vessel and getting a witch to remove Rowena's immobilization spell. After Crowley returns to his usual vessel, Jervis reveals that there was a disturbance in Lucifer's Cage which seemed like either or possibly both Michael and Lucifer screaming. After the other demon tells Crowley that demons believe that they are trying to warn everyone about the Darkness, Jervis informs Crowley that half of Hell is freaking out as a result.
In "Our Little World," Jervis reports to Crowley on Marco's successful efforts to eliminate Amara's soulless victims and how court numbers are low due to the number of demons Amara has consumed. After finding the door to Amara's room unguarded, a displeased Crowley orders Jervis to guard it himself. Later, when the Winchesters arrive in an attempt to kill Amara, Dean draws Jervis out by playing an old voicemail from Crowley. Jervis is ambushed by Sam and quickly subdued, but Sam chooses to restrain Jervis rather than kill him due to his new policy of focusing more on saving people.
In "Keep Calm and Carry On," Jervis and another demon work for Lucifer cleaning up his burned out vessels, followed, unknown to them, by Crowley. Crowley eventually confronts the demons, stating that he plans to kill Lucifer while he's still weak to regain full control of Hell. Jervis openly mocks Crowley's plans, now completely loyal to Lucifer. Fed up, particularly after the other demon begins laughing, Crowley draws an angel blade and quickly kills both Jervis and the other demon with it.
Ramiel (portrayed by Jerry Trimble) is one of the four Princes of Hell in Supernatural alongside Azazel, Dagon and Asmodeus. As a Prince of Hell, Ramiel is one of the oldest and most powerful demons to ever live and a retired demonic general. Unlike Azazel, Ramiel has long-since lost interest in Lucifer's plans and separated himself from Hell, joined by Dagon and Asmodeus. During his time on Earth, Ramiel becomes a collector of rare supernatural artifacts and weapons.
In a flashback in "Stuck in the Middle (With You)", the demon Crowley meets with Ramiel in 2010 following the defeat of Lucifer and the end of the Apocalypse. With Lucifer locked up again and Lilith and Azazel dead, Ramiel is next in line to be the King of Hell. However, Ramiel is uninterested, continuing to have no interest in the affairs of Hell and calling Azazel a "fanatic." Instead, Ramiel suggests that Crowley take power, but warns that if anyone disturbs him, there will be severe consequences. Crowley accepts Ramiel's terms and presents him with two gifts: the Lance of Michael, a weapon designed by the archangel Michael to kill Lucifer slowly and the Colt, the legendary gun that had once been used to kill Ramiel's brother Azazel.
In the present day of the episode, hunter Mary Winchester is sent by the British Men of Letters to steal the Colt from Ramiel. The organization fails to inform Mary that Ramiel is a Prince of Hell, leaving the group of hunters she assembles woefully unprepared to fight the demon. Mary claims that Ramiel is simply a demon she is trying to eliminate that is doing evil actions while hiding her true purpose from the group. After a failed intervention by Crowley's demons, Mary succeeds in stealing the Colt before Ramiel returns from night fishing. Due to his sheer power as a Prince of Hell, Ramiel shrugs off all attempts to kill him and mortally wounds the angel Castiel with the Lance of Michael. Enraged by the theft of the Colt, Ramiel tracks the hunters to a barn and attacks Crowley when he attempts to intercede on the Winchesters behalf. The Winchesters briefly trap Ramiel in Holy Fire and he demands the return of the Colt. When they fail to turn it over, Ramiel breaks free of the Holy Fire and attacks the hunters, once more shrugging off their attacks. After Ramiel nearly kills Dean, Sam is able to steal the Lance of Michael from him with the help of a distraction by Mary and impales the Prince with the weapon. Designed to kill Lucifer, the Lance turns Ramiel to dust and is shortly thereafter destroyed by Crowley to save Castiel's life.
In "The Raid", when the Alpha Vampire leads an attack on the British Men of Letters compound, the British Men of Letters are forced to reveal their possession of the Colt to Sam. Mary is forced to explain that she stole the gun from Ramiel.
In the long run, Ramiel is portrayed as the one Prince of Hell who truly wants nothing to do with the affairs of others. During his confrontation with the Winchesters, Ramiel states plainly that he just doesn't care about anything other than being left alone. While Dagon and Asmodeus had originally followed his example, both later returned to the affairs of Hell with the return of Lucifer and the birth of his son, both things that Ramiel knew of but didn't care to do anything about. Despite his evil nature, Ramiel is indicated to have not committed any acts of evil during his tenure on Earth in retirement, at least nothing traceable. While discussing Ramiel during the planning meeting, its noted that the only thing he's done for sure is night fishing. In contrast, Dagon and Asmodeus are known to still have committed evil acts while retired. During his confrontation with the Winchesters, Ramiel predicts Dagon's approaching role in events when he tells them that "my sister Dagon has taken an interest" in Lucifer's child. As well, before meeting Ramiel, the Winchesters were unaware that there was more than one Yellow-Eyed Demon as the only Prince they had previously met was Azazel. The Winchesters only learned the significance of what the yellow eyes represented when Crowley told them about the Princes of Hell following their first meeting with Ramiel.
In "The Vessel," Simmons is amongst the demons in Lucifer's court and urges Lucifer to take the fight to the Darkness. Simmons urges Lucifer to send demons to seek out the Darkness to "really beat the bushes" and openly mocks Crowley's rule. A broken Crowley emerges from his cage to berate Simmons for disrespecting her master - Lucifer.
In "Beyond the Mat," Simmons helps Lucifer coordinate his search for another Hand of God and enjoys Lucifer's tormenting of Crowley. Later, Simmons frees Crowley from his cage, claiming that there are still demons who support Crowley and wish him to take back Hell, convincing the broken Crowley to fight back. Simmons is impressed when Crowley single-handedly kills two demons and accompanies him to a lock-up where Crowley reveals that he owns the Rod of Aaron, another Hand of God. Simmons then reveals that she actually hates Crowley and is in fact loyal to Lucifer who arrives to take the Hand of God. Simmons' help was a ploy to get Crowley to lead them to the secret Lucifer knew he was still keeping. However, Crowley anticipated the double-cross and absorbs the Rod's power for himself. Crowley fires an energy blast at Lucifer using the Rod's power in an attempt to kill him, but Simmons jumps in the way and is combusted to dust. Simmons' sacrifice spares Lucifer while Crowley exhausts the Rod's power in the attempt and is forced to flee.
Hunters are women and men who spend their lives hunting supernatural creatures and attempting to save those affected by these creatures. Most appear to have had some kind of negative encounter with the supernatural (for example a relative being killed by demons, a spouse being possessed by a demon, or a sibling being turned by a vampire), which prompts them to become hunters. While hunters, by their nature, operate 'off-the-grid' (typically hunters support themselves via credit card fraud, although some have been shown to have actual jobs, such as the Singer Salvage Yard), there are, nevertheless, hunter communities that meet and interact with each other to exchange information and stories; the Harvelle Roadhouse was one such location until it was burnt down. Typically, hunters find cases by consulting newspapers to track down information about suspicious deaths in certain areas. Some cases come about thanks to contact with people they knew before becoming hunters or contact with people they helped during previous hunts who turn to them for their expertise. Some hunters are shown to have particular targets, such as Sam and Dean's initial hunts in the show's first two seasons focusing on tracking the Yellow Eyed Demon who killed Dean and Sam's parents, or Gordon Walker 'specializing' in hunting vampires.
Asa Fox, portrayed by Shaine Jones as an adult and Jack Moore as a child is a legendary Canadian hunter appearing in Supernatural.
As shown in flashbacks in season 12's "Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox," in 1980, a twelve-year old Asa was attacked by a werewolf, an attack that left a lasting scar upon his face. Asa was saved by hunter Mary Winchester who had come out of retirement briefly to tie up some loose ends, including killing the werewolf with whom she had some kind of history. Asa became interested in what Mary was doing, especially when she told him that she intended to return to retirement. Inspired by the encounter, Asa went on to become a hunter himself despite his mother's objections and became legendary in the hunting community. One tale about Asa had him kill five wendigos in one night which led to a drinking game amongst other hunters about it. All throughout his life, Asa wrote postcards to Mary but never sent them as he had no idea where she lived. He also had numerous relationships with women, one of which, with witch Tasha Banes, resulted in two children, Max and Alicia. In 2016, Asa met Sheriff Jody Mills while on a ghoul hunt and, unaware that the sheriff was also a hunter, claimed that he was FBI agent Fox Mulder while investigating the case. Jody saw through his obvious disguise, helped him complete the hunt and began something of a relationship with Asa whenever he was around.
In 1997, Asa came up against the sadistic Crossroads Demon Jael. Asa managed to exorcise the demon, but not before the demon brutally murdered the young girl he was possessing. After escaping from Hell again, Jael began a personal vendetta against Asa, murdering a woman that Asa was seeing as well as other people he cared about and leaving their bodies in the forest for him to find. In 2016, Asa hunted Jael through a forest with his best friend Bucky Sims despite Asa not being armed with his angel blade, leading to an argument between the two men. During the argument, Bucky shoved Asa who fell and hit his head on a rock and died. Bucky then framed Asa's death as his having been murdered by Jael.
While on a visit to Jody, Mary's children Sam and Dean learned of Asa's death and decided to accompany Jody to his funeral. There, they encountered their mother Mary who had recently been resurrected following her death in 1983. Mary had gone to see Asa as she had believed him to still be alive given his young age when they met and was distressed to learn that he had become a hunter. Jael took advantage of the funeral to target the other hunters one by one, finally possessing Jody. In Jody's body, Jael finally forced Bucky to admit that he had killed Asa and not Jael. Jael was exorcised once again by Sam, Dean, Max, Alicia and Mary in sequence and Bucky was disgraced for killing his best friend. Rather than extracting revenge upon Bucky, the hunters chose to spread the true story of what happened. The next morning, Asa was given a Hunter's Funeral alongside the two hunters murdered by Jael at his wake.
Charlie Bradbury (born Celeste Middleton) (played by Felicia Day) first crosses paths with Sam and Dean when working as an I.T. expert at Richard Roman Enterprises. She is initially reluctant to get involved in the supernatural world by helping the Winchesters, but becomes a more reliable ally in her second episode and has decided to become a hunter herself by her fourth episode. She quickly becomes a friend and even a surrogate little sister to the Winchesters. By the end of "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo", it is revealed that her real name is not Charlie Bradbury but merely one of her aliases, and that she has had to go into hiding before. "Pac-Man Fever" delves into her past and it is indicated that "Charlie's" true surname is Middleton. "There's No Place Like Home" reveals that Charlie's given name is in fact Celeste Middleton. She is the only prominent LGBT character on the show; in her first episode, she informs the brothers she is lesbian when she is asked to flirt with a male guard to gain access to a restricted area.
Charlie's first appearance is in the season seven episode "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo", where Dick Roman asks her to decrypt Frank Devereaux's hard drive. Once she succeeds, she starts reading files describing the Leviathans and their activities, including their connection to Dick Roman. Although she doesn't believe it at first, she realizes the truth when she witnesses a leviathan eat her supervisor and shapeshift to replace him—something Dick explains they cannot do to Charlie, as she possesses a rare "spark" that can't be perfectly replicated. Sam and Dean recruit a terrified Charlie to retrieve Frank's hard drive to protect the information there, as well as to break into Dick's office and hack his emails to gain information for their side. She does so, which alerts Sam and Dean to a secret package meant for Dick which they then steal (the package is later revealed to hold the secret to defeating the leviathan). She is nearly killed when Dick realizes her duplicity, but is saved by Bobby's ghost holding the leviathan off—breaking Charlie's arm in the process—whilst Sam and Dean arrive and rescue her. She leaves after telling Sam and Dean not to contact her again.
Charlie reappears in the season eight episode "LARP and the Real Girl". Now under a different alias, Carrie Heinlein, she is the queen of one of four kingdoms of the LARPing game of Moondoor. When two of her "subjects" are killed, it draws Sam and Dean's attention and they head to Moondoor. Charlie's initial reaction is to flee and start a new life again, fearing that she will once more become a target for monsters. After learning why Sam and Dean are there, she agrees to help them investigate the deaths and other mysterious injuries that have happened. Charlie is eventually captured by a good fairy named Gilda who has kidnapped her on her master's orders. Charlie is instantly smitten with Gilda. Dean, Sam and Gerry eventually find Charlie with help from the "prisoner", only to find that she is making out with Gilda. It is revealed that Gerry is Gilda's master; he has unrequited feelings for Charlie and has bought a spellbook with which to control Gilda and force her to kill other players as part of a scheme to make Charlie fall in love with him. Charlie eventually destroys the book to set Gilda free and render Gerry powerless. Afterward, she and Gilda share a goodbye kiss before Gilda returns to her world with Gerry to have Gerry punished. Charlie decides to stop running and changing her identity and to stay and make a life for once. She tells Sam and Dean to call her if they ever need her help again. The three of them participate in a mock battle between their group and the other LARPers, which Charlie's side wins. Charlie's backstory is explored when she returns in "Pac-Man Fever" to give Sam and Dean a case. After she proves to be an excellent shot, Dean takes her as his (temporary) partner instead of Sam, who has become increasingly ill from the trials. Charlie is eventually captured by the creature they are hunting, a type of djinn, who poisons Charlie and places her in a nightmare from which she won't wake up from. In her nightmare, she is trapped in a video game she stole as a kid, recreated, and gave out for free, and where she must endlessly protect her hospitalized mother from super-soldier vampires. It is revealed that her parents had been involved in a car accident when driving over to pick Charlie up from a sleepover, resulting in her father dying and her mother rendered brain-dead. Charlie has been paying for the care of her mother, whom she refuses to let go due to her feelings of guilt over the accident. When Dean takes a potion to enter her nightmare himself to save her, he convinces Charlie that she must let her mother go in order to move on. She then wakes up and in the episode's last scene, takes Dean's advice by having her mother taken off of life-support after reading The Hobbit aloud to her like her mother did to Charlie as a little girl.
Charlie is called in by the Winchesters for help in the ninth-season episode "Slumber Party" in order to reconfigure an ancient computer at the Men of Letters' bunker. A childhood fan of L. Frank Baum's Oz books, Charlie is excited when the real Dorothy is found in the bunker. The group works together to try to find a way to defeat The Wicked Witch of the West. Charlie dies to protect Dean from the Witch, but he has Gadreel bring her back to life and tells her that she had only been knocked out, though she learns the truth anyway from Dorothy; Charlie later agrees to keep her death and subsequent resurrection a secret from Sam so long as Dean agrees to one day explain what had really happened. Charlie and Dorothy eventually devise a way to kill the Witch, but are attacked by Sam and Dean, who are both possessed by the Witch. While Dorothy holds the brothers off, Charlie finds and kills the Witch by stabbing in the head with Oz's famous ruby slippers before the Witch can let her army in through a portal to Oz. When Dorothy extends an offer to Charlie to come with her to Oz, Charlie jumps at the prospect of finally getting the kind of magic and adventure she wants. After bidding their goodbyes to the brothers, Charlie and Dorothy cross over to Oz, leaving Sam and Dean to speculate if and when they will come back.
In the season 10 episode "There's No Place Like Home", Sam and Dean find out that Charlie is back from Oz and is attacking people who helped cover up her parents deaths. To their surprise, they find there are two Charlie's, a good and a dark Charlie. The good Charlie explains that she and Dorothy fought a war in Oz to free it from evil and in order to win, Charlie made a deal with the Wizard of Oz to split herself into her good and dark sides. Charlie's dark side single-handedly won the war and Dorothy and the Wizard now lead Oz. Now, dark Charlie has come to Earth seeking revenge for her parents deaths, good Charlie following to stop her. As dark Charlie broke the Key to Oz so Charlie couldn't return, she and Sam investigate the Key in hopes of finding a way to fix it, and eventually track down a former Man of Letters named Clive Dylan who was trapped in Oz after discovering the Key. Dean meanwhile tries to protect Russell Wellington, the man who killed Charlie's parents, but Dark Charlie tricks Dean, kills Russell, and follows Dean to Clive's house where they fight and he brutally beats her, hurting Good Charlie who is still connected to her. At the same time, Sam and Charlie learn that the Wizard is in fact Clive's dark side, split from him as Charlie's was. Unable to fix the Key and to save Oz, Clive shoots himself to force the Wizard to Earth to heal Clive and save himself. Unable to defeat the Wizard, Clive signals Charlie to shoot him which she hesitantly does, killing Clive and the Wizard. Sam stops Dean from beating Dark Charlie to death and they are able to reverse the Wizard's spell and reunite the two Charlie's. Afterwards, Charlie, unable to return to Oz, decides to dedicate herself to finding a way to save Dean from the Mark of Cain and forgives his actions.
Charlie returns to the brothers several episodes later, having found an ancient book known as the Book of the Damned, which is said to document every curse as well as their cures. Upon acquiring the book, a group of unknown men, all with the same tattoo on their wrist, begin to pursue her. After a violent encounter with them, Charlie is shot but narrowly escapes, and calls the Winchesters from a telephone booth, informing them of her discovery and injury, mentioning she sewed it back together with dental floss, a testament to her resourcefulness. When reunited, Sam and Charlie begin their attempt to decipher the book's text, as it is written in an unknown ancient language, but Dean insists they stop, and destroy the book entirely, worrying that the Mark will cause him to use the its information to do evil. Sam and Charlie decide not to destroy it but to put it away in a curse box, which will prevent anyone from tracking it down. Meanwhile, Dean goes to find Charlie's pursuers, who Sam had determined to be members of the historically-prominent Styne family. When they attack the house Charlie and the Winchesters had been staying at, Dean instructs Sam to destroy the book before the men can take it. Sam throws the book in the fire, and the trio defeats and kills their attackers. However, it is later revealed he threw another book in, and hid the real book in hopes he could still cure Dean, despite his brother's wishes. When Charlie, Sam and Dean return to the bunker, they are greeted by Castiel, and Charlie is excited to meet him for the first time. Upon hugging him, she comments she had expected him to be shorter. At Charlie's joking request, Castiel heals her carpal tunnel and even her bullet wound without being asked, having gotten his full power back. The four then have a dinner, laughing and enjoying each other's company.
During "Dark Dynasty", Charlie is called in by Sam to work with Rowena on how to translate the Book of the Damned. Charlie is stunned that Sam lied about destroying the Book and reluctantly agrees to work on translating the Book behind Dean's back. However, Charlie is forced to work with Rowena who annoys her greatly with her disgust at Charlie being a nerd instead of a witch and her insistence that they are similar. Unable to take it anymore, Charlie asks Castiel to let her go cool off for a while and slips out while he ties up Rowena in another room. Going to a motel, Charlie continues her efforts to translate the Book of the Damned and finally manages to crack the code just before Eldon Styne arrives. Charlie contacts Sam and Dean who tell her to give him the Book which she doesn't have or her notes to save her life. However, unwilling to betray her friends or give the Styne Family the power of the Book, Charlie smashes her Surface and is killed by Eldon. A devastated Sam and Dean find her body soon afterwards. However, unknown to them, Charlie's last act was to email Sam her notes on how to translate the Book, giving them the chance to finish what she started.
In "The Prisoner", following her death, Sam and Dean cremate Charlie in hunter's tradition and Dean decides to slaughter the Styne's in revenge, telling Sam to stop the work on the Book. Sam initially does until he receives Charlie's email and decides to continue. Dean brutally slaughters the Styne family for what they did to Charlie and ultimately kills Eldon, avenging her.
Apocalypse World Charlie Bradbury
In "Bring 'em Back Alive", Dean encounters an alternate reality version of Charlie who is a resistance fighter on Apocalypse World. This Charlie is shown to share many of the same traits as the Charlie Dean knew, although she is hardened by years of fighting. Still feeling guilty for the death of his Charlie, Dean convinces Arthur Ketch to help him lead a rescue mission for her. As Charlie is to be executed, Dean and Arthur attack the POW camp, killing several angels and liberating the prisoners. Though skeptical of Dean's story, Charlie is convinced by the door between Apocalypse World and Dean's universe. As Dean prepares to return to his own world before the door closes, Ketch chooses to stay behind with Charlie to help the resistance coordinate for Dean's inevitable return with reinforcements. As Dean leaves, Charlie and Ketch battle several angels together using guns loaded with angel-killing bullets.
The alternate universe version of Charlie appears again in "Exodus", where Charlie meets Sam, who initially mistakes her for his reality's version of Charlie. Charlie and Ketch are captured by angels in a trap and about to be tortured for information by the evil alternate universe version of Castiel, but they are rescued by Sam, Dean, Jack and Castiel. Charlie then escapes into Sam and Dean's reality with the rest of her group where they then celebrate in the Bunker. In "Let the Good Times Roll" it is revealed in a conversation between Mary and alternate Bobby that Rowena and Charlie are "road-tripping it through the Southwest" together.
Claire Novak, portrayed as a child by Sydney Imbeau and later in the series as a young adult by Kathryn Newton, is the daughter of Jimmy and Amelia Novak. She is raised in Pontiac, Illinois, until roughly the age of eleven, when her mother disappears, overwhelmed by grief of her father's death. Claire is then left in the custody of her grandmother until her death, at which point she is moved between numerous foster homes and eventually placed in a juvenile center.
Eight-year-old Claire is first introduced, along with her mother, in the season four episode "The Rapture", where the story of Jimmy becoming Castiel's vessel is revealed. Her first appearance occurs after Castiel is shown taking possession of Jimmy. Claire runs outside frantically and asks "Daddy?" to which Castiel replies that he is not her father, and begins to walk away, as she watches him leave. A year later when Castiel is forced out of Jimmy's body, Jimmy is able to return and begins to try and rebuild his life with his family. This is short lived, as demons learn about Jimmy, and take his wife and daughter hostage.
Claire is possessed by Castiel when her parents, Dean, and Sam Winchester, are held captive by demons, her mother having been possessed so that the demons could watch Jimmy and determine his unique qualities as a vessel. Castiel, in Claire's body, expels two demons from their hosts during the fight. Castiel intends to let Jimmy die so that he will go to Heaven and be at peace as a reward for his service, but Jimmy begs Castiel to use him as a vessel and free his daughter. Castiel obliges.
Seven years later, Castiel is inspired to look into Jimmy Novak's old life after recent events with Hannah. He discovers that Claire is in solitary confinement in a juvenile center after attempting the latest of a series of escapes, prompting him to visit and get her out by posing as Jimmy. Claire reveals that her mother vanished after leaving her with her grandmother, and she has been in and out of homes since her grandmother's death, blaming Castiel for breaking her family apart by taking her father as a vessel. Castiel helps her escape the center, but Claire steals his wallet and runs away again to rejoin with Dustin and Randy, friends of hers who were expecting her to collect money to help settle Randy's gambling debts.
The Winchesters and Castiel arrive in time to prevent the robbery, but Claire leaves them in disgust, declaring that Dustin and Randy are her family while the three men are just the people who killed her father. However, when Randy's loan shark offers to take Claire to compensate for the debt, Randy agrees, forcing the Winchesters and Castiel to step in and save her. They arrive at the house and are surprised to not see her, but when they hear screams coming from upstairs, they know she is in fact in the house, and in danger. Castiel locates her and busts down the door of the room where the loan shark is attempting to rape her.
Despite the Winchesters and Castiel saving her, Claire makes it clear that she still doesn't trust them, and resists Castiel's efforts to help her. After being brought to the bunker, she runs away, and meets a couple who suggest that she kill Dean as the person responsible for her father's death, helping them arrange a trap for him. However, she tips Dean off at the last minute, finding herself unable to go through with the plan, and he manages to fight them off and spare their lives despite the corrupting influence of the Mark of Cain. Although Claire still intends to leave Castiel and find a new life on her own, she suggests that she would not be against him keeping in touch with her.
Months later, during "Angel Heart", Claire is now eighteen and has begun a search for her long-missing mother, tracking her through her diary to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Claire confronts Ronnie Cartwright, the last person to see her mother and is knocked unconscious. As Castiel is in the emergency contacts on her cell phone, the hospital calls him and he calls in Sam and Dean to help him deal with her. After learning what she is up to, the Winchesters and Castiel decide to help her but she escapes the hospital and returns to her motel room where she finds Sam waiting for her while Dean and Castiel have gone to interrogate Ronnie. Sam offers to help Claire hack her mother's credit card records which she is intrigued by and with what they learn from that combined with what Castiel and Dean learn from Ronnie, they are able to track Amelia to a farm run by a faith healer named Peter Holloway. However, Dean and Claire are left behind as they don't want Claire getting hurt and the Mark of Cain's influence on Dean is getting worse. While initially awkward for Dean and Claire, they bond over mini-golf and Claire inadvertently gives Dean a clue that they aren't dealing with a normal angel. Searching through the lore, Claire discovers that Holloway is a Grigori, a class of angel that preys on humanity. When they are unable to reach Sam and Castiel, Dean allows Claire to join him in the rescue, even giving her a gun. Claire and Dean find Castiel who has rescued a weak Amelia. Claire and her mother are finally reunited and Claire tearfully embraces her rather than berating her like she'd planned. While Claire tries to help Amelia out of the barn, Holloway, revealed to be Tamiel, comes and tells her that Amelia is beyond saving. Claire attempts to kill him with the gun and when she fails, he tries to kill her. Amelia sacrifices herself to save her daughter, leaving Claire devastated. Sam, Dean and Castiel are unable to defeat Tamiel so Claire kills him herself with his own sword to save them and avenge her mother. The next day, the three decide to send her to Jody Mills until she can get on her feet and she forgives Dean and Castiel for their roles in Jimmy's death, taking with her a gift Castiel gave her for her birthday. Dean takes back the gun, but leaves her Caddyshack and a lore book as he noticed her take Tamiel's sword and realizes she intends to become a hunter.
She goes to live with Jody Mills and appears in season 11's "Don't You Forget About Me", she is trying to be a hunter but is mentioned to have caused trouble in town, due to her hunting but doesn't face jail because of her adoptive mother being sheriff. As seen in the Winchester's visit, she is still rebellious and tends to cause trouble for her adoptive sister Annie. While she maintains a distancing attitude to them, Dean tells her that Jody is doing her best to care for her and she starts to see his point. When she and Jody are captured by vengeful vampires one of them being Alex's boyfriend, Claire breaks free and protects them as the Winchesters arrive to save them. Claire helps Alex in killing Henry. After the attack, she accepts them as family and even tries to make breakfast though the food was burnt. In subsequent episodes, Claire and Alex are shown to have a much better relationship despite still bickering with each other.
In season 12's "Ladies Drink Free," Claire has become a full-time hunter, but lies to Jody that she is checking out colleges as she feels Jody is holding her back too much when they hunt together as Jody is somewhat overprotective. While hunting a werewolf with Mick Davies of the British Men of Letters, the Winchesters learn that Claire is on the same hunt and they team up together. By posing as a high school student, Claire is able to learn from one of the victims best friend that the girl was dating someone who creeped her friend out. Shortly afterwards, the werewolf attacks Claire in broad daylight and bites her.
Frightened, Claire begs to be killed as she doesn't believe she can control herself when she inevitably transforms, but Sam suggests trying an experimental cure created by the British Men of Letters instead. Though it has never worked on a human, Claire agrees to try it and is left with Mick as the Winchesters go to find the werewolf. As the transformation begins, Claire begs Mick to kill her, but he refuses. The two are attacked by the werewolf who is revealed to be the friendly local bartender, Justin, who abducts Claire. Justin reveals to Claire that he was once part of a peaceful pack, but after it was wiped out by the British Men of Letters, he was driven insane with loneliness and is now seeking out a mate. As Claire struggles with both Justin and her instincts, the Winchesters and Mick arrive thanks to a tracking device Mick planted on Claire. In the fight that follows, a completely feral Claire attacks Dean, but he subdues her. Mick and Sam manage to extract Justin's live blood before killing him and Dean injects Claire with the werewolf cure. Claire experiences excruciating agony over a prolonged period of time before appearing to die. Moments later, Claire's transformation reverses itself and she wakes up completely human. The next morning, Claire calls Jody and leaves her a voicemail telling Jody the truth. Claire decides to keep hunting on her own for the time being, but assures Jody that she is ready now thanks to Jody being her mother.
In "There's Something About Mary" and "Who We Are," Claire appears as one of the British Men of Letters primary targets when they plan to wipe out all of the American hunters. However, the British operation is destroyed by a team of American hunters led by Sam and Jody before this can happen.
In season 13's "Wayward Sisters," a more experienced Claire hunts a small werewolf pack that has kidnapped a young girl. Disguised as a delivery person, Claire single-handedly kills all three werewolves, rescues the girl and returns her to her mother. Afterwards, Claire receives a call from Jody that the Winchesters have disappeared and Jody needs her help. Claire returns to Sioux Falls where she is skeptical of Patience Turner's claims that she has had a vision of Claire's death. With Alex's help, Claire locates dreamwalker Kaia Nieves, only to be attacked by a strange monster. With Jody's help, Claire kills the monster which Kaia reveals comes from an alternate reality known as The Bad Place. With Kaia having been trying to help the Winchesters open a door to another world, Claire realizes that a door to The Bad Place is still open.
Under attack by the creatures, the group flees and links up with Sheriff Donna Hanscum for backup. Due to Patience's vision, Jody convinces a reluctant Claire to stay behind. As Claire bonds with Kaia, she grows worried enough to lead the other girls after Jody and Donna. Claire arrives in time to kill one of the creatures with a flamethrower and save Jody and Donna's lives. Finding the rift on the verge of closing, Jody agrees to allow Claire to go through with Kaia and stop overprotecting her. Claire and Kaia manage to rescue the Winchesters in The Bad Place, but are ambushed by a cloaked figure who throws a spear at Claire, killing Kaia when she saves Claire's life. With a giant monster approaching and the rift about to close, the Winchesters drag a reluctant Claire back through the rift which closes moments later. A devastated Claire is comforted by Jody, the true ending to Patience's vision. Claire is left devastated by losing Kaia and later joins her family for dinner, vowing revenge upon Kaia's killer even if she has to find a way to open another rift to The Bad Place. Unknown to Claire, as she sits down to a dinner, a rift from The Bad Place opens and brings Kaia's killer to the Winchesters world. Kaia's killer is revealed to be the alternate reality version of Kaia herself from The Bad Place.
Sheriff Donna Hanscum (portrayed by Briana Buckmaster) is the sheriff of Stillwater, Minnesota who, while at first oblivious to the supernatural, became a hunter after two encounters with it. She first appears in "The Purge" when Sam and Dean investigate mysterious deaths where overweight people are drained of most of their fat. Donna is portrayed as an overweight woman who has recently been granted a divorce from a man who dumped her for her weight. She helps Sam and Dean early in the investigation, but then goes to a health spa where the owner, a pishtaco, feeds on her fat, causing her to lose ten pounds, something she attributes to fire cupping. Donna, slightly stoned from the roofies she was given, inadvertently blows Sam and Dean's cover at the spa and explains her weight loss to them. After the case is over, Sam and Dean attribute it to a psychopathic serial killer, something Donna accepts.
Several months later, during "Hibbing 911", Donna goes to a sheriff's retreat in Hibbing, Minnesota, her hometown where she meets Sheriff Jody Mills. The two are partnered up during the retreat and Jody tries to keep Donna out of the case where people are completely consumed by an unknown monster except for their bones. In turn, Donna is annoyed when Jody defends her from her husband who is extremely rude to her and unknowingly makes a rude comment about Jody's own lost husband, something Donna immediately regrets when she realizes what she's done. Donna later sees Sam and Dean who Jody called in and is surprised to recognize them while Jody is shocked to realize Donna knows her friends. Donna eventually finds Sheriff Len Cues over another victim and sees that he is a monster, more specifically a vampire, shocking her. She tells Jody about it and they break into Len's room where Donna finds a clue about the location of the vampire's nest. When Sam and Dean arrive, they are forced to tell Donna the truth about what's going on in Hibbing and what happened in Stillwater. Donna insists on going with them and with the support of Jody, she successfully convinces them to let her go along, though she is a bit unsettled at the idea of having to decapitate the vampires to kill them. The group is captured by the vampires and their leader, Starr, explains that Len used to be their leader, having taught them to use all parts of their prey, before growing a conscience and leaving them. The vampires were trying to lure Len back and when he refuses, Starr kills him. Dean breaks free and kills two of the three vampires, but Starr goes after Jody. Donna, who broke one of the lenses of her glasses and used it to cut herself free, decapitates Starr, saving Jody and quipping "Hakuna Matata, lady." Later, Donna discusses the experience with Jody, saying that knowing monsters are out there makes the world seem bigger and darker. Jody, complimenting Donna's actions, offers to train her to be a hunter, something Donna accepts.
Donna later reappears in Plush, calling in the Winchesters after a man in a bunny mask murdered a local man and the mask won't come off. When her deputy, Doug, is forced to kill the young man, Donna is left horrified as the mask appears to be a cursed object, making the young man another innocent victim. Donna burns the mask and it appears to be over, but a young woman in a court jester's outfit attacks the local football coach and the Winchesters learn that they are dealing with an angry ghost, not a cursed object. Dean is able to break the ghost's possession of the young woman and Donna makes up a story and lets her go as she's innocent. As the Winchesters talk to Rita Johnson, the woman who donated all of the possessed costumes, Donna distracts her son Max. Afterwards, the Winchesters inform her it is the ghost of Chester Johnson, a children's performer who committed suicide a couple of months before. When told that they need to locate and burn the costumes, Donna offers to deal with that with Doug. She is later called by Sam after another possessed victim murders the coach who was in a coma. Donna and Doug locate all of the costumes and burn them, but when Donna calls Sam, he learns she never found a deer's head mask. After Chester's spirit is destroyed, Donna visits the Johnson house with Doug and the Winchesters tell her that as she now has three cases under her belt, she is an official hunter to her great joy. After they leave, Donna apologizes to Doug for her treatment of him due to her bad experience with her ex-husband Doug who was also a cop. Doug forgives her, telling Donna he has baggage too and the two are able to joke around with each other comfortably.
Two years later in "Wayward Sisters", Donna is called in by Jody Mills to act as backup to help rescue the Winchesters from the alternate reality known as The Bad Place. Now a full-fledged hunter, Donna is stated to have "killed a lot of vampires" and possesses an impressive arsenal in her truck. Donna helps figure out the location of the rift between worlds and battles creatures from The Bad Place alongside Jody, her daughter Alex, Claire Novak and Patience Turner. After the rescue is successful, Donna sits down to dinner with Jody's family.
A few weeks later in "Breakdown", Donna's niece Wendy goes missing. Even though all signs point to a human bad guy, Donna calls the Winchesters for help and they come to her aid alongside Doug who is now her boyfriend. The group determines that Wendy has been kidnapped by a serial abductor called the Butterfly and work together with FBI agent Terrance Clegg to try to solve the case. Along the way, Donna is forced to tell Doug the truth about monsters and her hunting lifestyle when they discover that the victims are being chopped up and sold as parts for monsters. After Doug gets turned into a vampire, Donna kneecaps his sire and forces him to divulge the location of the harvesting operation while Dean manages to cure Doug. Donna is able to rescue Wendy, killing the Butterfly's accomplice in the process while Dean rescues Sam and kills the Butterfly, who was Agent Clegg all along. In the aftermath, while Doug acknowledges the necessity of Donna's hunting, he becomes frightened by what he has seen and breaks up with Donna, leaving her heartbroken.
Eileen Leahy, portrayed by Shoshannah Stern, is an Irish hunter and Men of Letters Legacy like the Winchesters.
In 1985, when Eileen was a baby, a Banshee attacked her house and murdered her parents. Before dying, Eileen's mother managed to banish the Banshee with a spell, saving Eileen's life but leaving her deaf. Eileen was eventually found and raised by a hunter named Lillian O'Grady who died of cancer when Eileen was sixteen.
In "Into the Mystic", Eileen is able to track the Banshee that killed her parents to a retirement home in Kansas where she encounters the Winchesters. Disguised as a maid, Eileen comes to the mistaken impression that the Winchesters are Banshees and attacks Sam before they are able to sort it all out. The Winchesters learn that Eileen's grandfather was a Man of Letters, making her a Legacy like them. With the help of the Winchesters and Mildred Barker, Eileen was finally able to kill the Banshee and get her revenge. However, Eileen decided to remain a hunter rather than return to a normal life.
In "The British Invasion", Eileen's help was enlisted by the Winchesters in finding Kelly Kline. Eileen eventually tracked down a demon working for the Prince of Hell Dagon and got Kelly's phone number from him before killing the demon with an angel blade. Eileen took part in the mission to capture Kelly Kline and attempted to kill Dagon with the Colt. However, Eileen missed and accidentally killed British Men of Letters operative Renny Rawlings. The Winchesters were able to stop Mick Davies from killing a distraught Eileen and she chose to return to Ireland for a while, but not before leaving the Winchesters the Colt.
In "There's Something About Mary", Eileen is killed by a hellhound loyal to British Men of Letters assassin Arthur Ketch in South Carolina. The Winchesters learn of Eileen's death from Jody Mills and are confused and suspicious as Eileen is supposed to be in Ireland. They later receive a letter sent by Eileen four days before her death stating she believed that the British Men of Letters were following her and tapping her computer and phone. Eileen's letter causes the Winchesters to check the bunker and find Arthur Ketch's monitoring equipment. After capturing Lady Toni Bevell, the Winchesters question whether the British operation is responsible for Eileen's death. While Toni doesn't know who Eileen is, she confirms the high likelihood that she was killed by the British Men of Letters, stating that if the organization is suspected of killing someone, they likely did.
Garth Fitzgerald IV
Garth Fitzgerald IV, portrayed by DJ Qualls, is a hunter who generally works alone, although he has teamed up with the Winchester brothers on two occasions. Since Bobby's death and Sam and Dean's subsequent year-long absence, he has taken on Bobby's role as hunter coordinator, although he remains mobile where Bobby maintained a 'home base', carrying various cell phones around with him; he has even started wearing Bobby's hat and attempting to imitate Bobby's old phrases, although this has met with variable success. As part of this, he has started to track hunters via the GPS in their cell phones and assign them cases, something that creeps Sam out but Dean says is "very Bobby." Garth eventually disappears sometime after "Taxi Driver" and is found by Sam and Dean in "Sharp Teeth" where he reveals that he was turned into a werewolf on a hunt two months before his disappearance and hid it. Garth has joined a pack of werewolves that peacefully coexist with humans and married one named Bess. After Sam and Dean find him, he introduces them to the pack and tries to convince them that everything is fine, however, members of the pack worship Fenris and want to rule over humanity. To this end, they kidnap, Garth, Bess and Sam, planning to murder Garth and Bess and frame Sam and Dean to goad the pack into returning to their old beliefs and bring about Ragnarok. Before the plot can be carried out, Dean comes to their rescue and kills the three werewolves involved. In the aftermath, Garth, who is upset to learn of Kevin's death and blames himself as he wasn't there for him, offers to return to hunting using his new powers to help fight. However, Dean recognizes that not all of the werewolves were bad and tells Garth to stay with his new family where he has found happiness.
Gordon Walker, portrayed by Sterling K. Brown, is a vampire hunter whose methods often put him at odds with the Winchester brothers. Gordon focuses on eliminating the supernatural simply because it isn't human, where the Winchesters—particularly as the series develops—are more willing to tolerate supernatural entities that are not actively killing humans. Gordon takes pleasure in considering himself a killer who freely resorts to torture, where Sam and Dean regard themselves as Hunters who only kill when they must and do nothing to their enemies that the situation doesn't force upon them.
When Gordon was 18 years old, a vampire broke into his house and abducted his sister. Gordon ran away from home, learned how to fight, hunt, and kill vampires, and tracked down the vampire who had taken his sister. He killed the vampire, and his sister, who had been turned, marking the beginning of his hatred for the undead. At some point during his career as a hunter, Gordon met John Winchester and Ellen Harvelle. Ellen described him as a skilled hunter in the sense that Hannibal Lecter is a good psychiatrist, being good at his job but dangerous to everyone else around him.
Gordon is introduced in the episode "Bloodlust", meeting up with Sam and Dean while hunting a nest of vampires. At first, Dean bonds with Gordon, but Gordon proves himself to be bloodthirsty and sadistic as he tortures one of the captured vampires, even though he knows these particular vampires feed off cattle blood and do not kill humans. After Gordon tries to force one of the vampires to drink Sam's blood while torturing her with dead man's blood, Dean, seeing the vampire resist the urge, ends up beating Gordon in a fight and leaves Gordon tied to a chair while the vampires escape. Later, while performing an exorcism, Gordon learns about the coming demonic war, Azazel's special children, and Sam's powers. In "Hunted", he kills Scott Carey- another of the 'special children'- and then tracks Sam down and tries to kill him, convinced that Sam and those like him are 'traitors' to humanity. However, Dean intervenes, and, after a scuffle, Gordon knocks Dean out, ties him up, and uses him as bait to catch Sam in a booby trap of grenades set with trip wires. Sam manages to evade the trap and knocks Gordon out. As the brothers leave the damaged house, Gordon regains consciousness and chases them, firing two pistols in their direction. The police arrive to subdue Gordon, based on an anonymous tip from Sam, and find his cache of weapons in his car.
In "Bad Day at Black Rock," Gordon is shown to be in prison, where he convinces a visiting fellow hunter to go after Sam Winchester, convinced that Sam was involved in the opening of the Devil's Trap regardless of Bobby's claims that Sam was actually trying to stop it. Gordon eventually escapes from prison and, once again, pursues the Winchester brothers in "Fresh Blood". However, he is captured and subsequently turned by a vampire. Gordon, however, turns on his sire, kills two other vampires, and then sets up a trap for the Winchester brothers, still convinced it is his duty as a hunter to rid the world of Sam Winchester. A fight ensues in a warehouse where Gordon holds a girl he has kidnapped—and turned—to use as bait, ending with Sam decapitating him with a garotte improvised out of razor wire.
According to series creator Eric Kripke, Gordon was originally going to learn about the hunter Sam killed while possessed and use it to convince more hunters to turn against Sam. This was intended to be a story arc stretching over multiple episodes. However, Sterling K. Brown was contracted for the Lifetime Television series Army Wives, and Lifetime would only allow him to return to Supernatural for two more episodes.
Gwen Campbell, portrayed by Jessica Heafey, is a hunter and third cousin related to Sam and Dean's mother's side of the family. When Sam re-enters Dean's life in "Exile on Main Street", he reveals that he has been back for a year and hunting with the Campbells, including Gwen. She and the others assist the brothers in defeating a Djinn. Gwen is present at the compound in "Two and a Half Men" when the brothers arrive with a baby Shapeshifter, and is overpowered, along with the others, when the Alpha Shapeshifter arrives. When hunting the Alpha Vampire in "Family Matters", she is ordered to stay behind and flush out any stragglers with Dean. She and Dean fight well together, and she covers for Dean when he disobeys orders. However, she sides with Samuel at the end of the episode when she holds the Winchesters at gunpoint, and follows him even when it is revealed that he has been working for Crowley. She is next seen in "...And Then There Were None", hunting with Samuel. While investigating a series of murders, they encounter Bobby, Rufus, Sam and Dean. Gwen tells Dean that she did not know that Samuel had betrayed them to Crowley. The creature responsible for the deaths—dubbed the Khan Worm—infects Dean, who kills Gwen.
Jesse and Cesar Cuevas
Jesse and Cesar Cuevas, portrayed by Valin Shinyei and Hugo Ateo respectively are a pair of married hunters appearing in season 11.
In a flashback to 1989 in Gunnison, Colorado in "The Chitters," a twelve-year old Jesse witnesses his older brother Matty get taken by monsters. In the present day, Jesse and his husband Cesar appear in time to save Dean from the same monsters who Jesse identifies as Bisaan, Malaysian cicada spirits who emerge every twenty-seven years to possess people and breed. Driven by a need for revenge for the loss of his brother, Jesse has returned with Cesar to hunt the monsters down. Cesar privately admits to Dean that if they don't get the Bisaan, Jesse is willing to wait another twenty-seven years for his chance. On Sam's suggestion, Jesse and Sam visit the former sheriff while Dean and Cesar hunt down the burrow. Jesse and Sam learn from the sheriff that he had managed to track down the Bisaan, but discovered his daughter to be one of them. After being forced to kill his daughter in self-defense and believing the monsters to be dying, the sheriff lied to cover the whole thing up. He gives Sam and Jesse the location of the burrow which is located by Dean and Cesar at the same time. The two hunters find the pregnant mothers already dead and are attacked by the two surviving Bisaan. Dean and Cesar are able to kill the creatures through decapitation and end the nightmare. By the time Jesse arrives, the Bisaan are already dead, but he is allowed to be the one to burn the eggs to ensure the cycle will never repeat itself again.
In the Bisaan lair, Jesse discovers his brother's remains along with the corpses of all of the Bisaan's other victims. While the Winchesters deal with the other corpses, Jesse gives Matty a Hunter's Funeral and is finally able to lay his past to rest. Though the Winchesters consider asking Jesse and Cesar for help against the Darkness, the two men reveal that they are retiring from the life, having planned for the Bisaan hunt to be their last if they succeeded. Jesse and Cesar tell the Winchesters they have bought a horse farm in New Mexico they will retire to and Jesse is also a former EMT if they need another source of income. Sam and Dean choose to let the two men leave, agreeing that a hunter who gets their revenge and actually decides to leave the life deserves to have that chance.
In the late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century, Lily worked as a professor of apocalyptic literature and was fascinated by angels. She eventually found a spell to summon one, Ishim, who taught her the secrets of the angels. However, Ishim grew dangerously obsessed with Lily. Recognizing that Ishim was a monster, Lily left him and married the Seraphim Akobel for protection. However, in 1901, Ishim came after her for revenge. Accompanied by the angels Benjamin, Mirabel, Castiel and two others, Ishim arrived under the pretense that Lily's daughter May was a Nephilim that had to be killed. Akobel ordered Lily to run while he confronted the angels and was killed. Ishim faced Lily alone and murdered May in front of her before leaving Lily alive. Desiring revenge, Lily began using Enochian magic to give herself immortality and various powers at the cost of parts of her soul burning away each time she used them. After the Fall of the Angels in 2013, Lily took advantage of the angels' weakened state to kill two of Ishim's garrison that had participated in murdering her family over the next few years.
In 2017 in "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets," Lily confronts Benjamin in an arcade and engages the angel in battle. After allowing Benjamin to put out a distress call, Lily kills him with an angel blade. Lily next confronts Mirabel outside of a diner where she is meeting with Ishim and Castiel, Lily's last targets. Lily quickly kills Mirabel and turns her attention to Ishim when he emerges. Lily's new powers grant her immunity to Ishim's smiting and she wounds him, but the fight is interrupted by the Winchesters and Castiel. After being wounded herself and not wanting to harm humans, Lily uses a blast of white light to blind everyone and flees in a rental car to her hotel where she heals her injuries.
After learning the story of what happened in 1901, the Winchesters track Lily down through her rental car to try to convince her not to go after Castiel. Learning that they believe May to have been a Nephilim, Lily tells them the truth about what happened. Sam and Dean believe her and Dean goes off to find Castiel while Lily stays with Sam and convinces him of the threat Ishim poses to Dean. Lily and Sam arrive as Ishim prepares to kill Dean and Lily engages Ishim in battle. Even aided by the Winchesters Lily proves to be no match for Ishim who fights through her telekinesis and prepares to kill her with his angel blade. To Lily's shock, she's saved by Castiel who kills Ishim from behind with his angel blade. Though Lily gets her revenge with Ishim's death, she is left unsure of whether or not she can let go of her vengeance against Castiel due to revenge being all she's had for over a century. Castiel apologizes to Lily and promises that if she finds she can't forgive him and wants to come after him for revenge again one day, he will be waiting for her. In tears, Lily thanks Castiel and departs, presumably off to start a new life.
Mary Winchester (née Campbell) regularly portrayed by Samantha Smith but depicted by Amy Gumenick in the time-travel episodes "In the Beginning" and "The Song Remains the Same", is the wife of John Winchester and mother of Sam and Dean. She was born in 1954 to Samuel and Deanna Campbell, who were hunters, and she was raised into a life of hunting. Dean, sent back in time by the angel Castiel, unknowingly brings Mary to Azazel's attention through his actions. Azazel kills her parents and then-boyfriend John Winchester (a non-hunter unaware of Mary's hunter lifestyle), after which he bargains with Mary for John's life, offering to resurrect John if she allows him to enter her house ten years later. Not knowing Azazel's intentions, she agrees, eventually marrying John and leaving the life of a hunter. Sometime afterward, when she is pregnant with Dean, the adult Dean and Sam visit her again to warn her of Anna Milton, who intends to kill Mary before she could give birth to her sons and thus avert the Apocalypse. She is successfully protected when Michael possesses John to kill Anna, then erases Mary's memories so history remains the same. In 1980, Mary briefly returns to hunting to "tie up some loose ends." This includes traveling to Manitoba, Canada and killing a werewolf that she has some kind of history with. In the process, Mary saves the life of a young boy named Asa Fox, inspiring him to become a legendary hunter in the process.
In the pilot episode, six months after Sam's birth in 1983, Mary was awakened by sounds of him crying in his crib. She discovered Azazel there - later revealed to have been feeding Sam his demonic blood - and confronted him, but was pinned to the ceiling by him and slashed across her abdomen, eventually bursting into flames. According to "The Kids Are Alright", Azazel then killed all of her remaining friends and acquaintances, presumably so her children would not have any leads as to her death. It is revealed in "Home" that Mary has been acting as a guardian spirit of the Winchesters' old home in Lawrence, Kansas. She fights the poltergeist haunting the house and forces both spirits to leave.
As a thank-you gift for making her and God reconcile in Alpha and Omega, the Darkness brings back Mary as she appeared at the time of her death. She is informed by Dean about the events that transpired in the 33 years since her death; to her dismay, she learns that John is dead and that her efforts to protect her family from the hunter world are futile.
In season 12, Mary struggles to adapt to the world that has changed greatly from what she once knew and the changes in her sons. Mary's struggle leads her to isolate herself from her children while her desire to create a world free of monsters leads to Mary allying with the British Men of Letters, particularly their top assassin Arthur Ketch. Mary is shown to be a hunter with formidable skills, described by Arthur as the best hunter he has ever seen. Mary herself states that she was very good at hunting before she gave the life up. Mary's association with the British Men of Letters leads to her being brainwashed into a mindless assassin used to kill the American hunters. After being captured by Jody Mills, Mary's brainwashing is broken by Dean with the help of Lady Toni Bevell in time for Mary to kill Arthur Ketch and save Dean's life. Reunited with her children, Mary attends to Kelly Kline as she gives birth to Lucifer's Nephilim son Jack and sacrifices herself to trap Lucifer in the alternate reality known as Apocalypse World, trapping herself with him.
In season 13, Mary is trapped in Apocalypse World while her sons attempt to rescue her. Originally trapped with Lucifer, Mary is captured and tortured by the archangel Michael, the ruler of Apocalypse World. An attempt by her sons to rescue her leads to Lucifer's son Jack being trapped with Mary as well. Working together, Jack and Mary escape Michael's fortress and link up with some of the surviving human population led by Bobby Singer. While reminiscing with Bobby about her deceased counterpart, Mary learns that in Apocalypse World, her counterpart never made the deal with Azazel to bring back John as seen in season 4's "In The Beginning." Mary realizes that as a result, Sam and Dean never existed to stop the Apocalypse and receives comfort from Bobby that her own decision to make the deal was in fact the right one after all. Mary helps defend Bobby's colony against an angel attack led by Zachariah and together with Jack, forms a resistance against Michael as learned by Dean and a resurrected Arthur Ketch when they briefly visit Apocalypse World in "Bring 'em Back Alive".
Rufus Turner, portrayed by Steven Williams, is semi-retired hunter who helped Bobby Singer when his wife, Karen Singer, was possessed by a demon. Rufus exorcised the demon and helped cover up Karen's death. It is Rufus who introduced Bobby to the world of the supernatural, and they hunted together for many years until a hunt went wrong in Omaha, Nebraska, and someone important to Rufus died. They became estranged after this. Fifteen years later, Rufus responds to Bobby's request for information on Bela Talbot and helps Dean locate her in "Time Is On My Side." He returns to active hunting after Lucifer rises and the Apocalypse begins.
Rufus is introduced in the third-season episode "Time Is on My Side" when Bobby, who has not heard from Rufus in about 15 years, receives a phone call in which Rufus alerts him to the whereabouts of Bela Talbot. Dean visits Rufus, even though Sam opposes the idea of hunting for Bela, as they have only a couple of weeks until Dean's deal runs out. Rufus presents Dean with a manila folder on Bela, which gives Dean new and interesting details from her past.
Rufus appears off-screen in "When the Levee Breaks", when he calls Bobby with news of more of the 66 Seals being broken.
In "Good God Y'All", Rufus heads to a town he thinks is under attack from demons, based on omens of a polluted river and a falling star. He calls Ellen, Jo, and Bobby for help. When Sam and Dean arrive, he and Jo have been separated from Ellen. Jo and Rufus capture Sam, thinking he is possessed. Later, Ellen and Dean are able to help break the spell War has over them. Bobby talks on the phone to Rufus about omens that may indicate the appearance of Death, in "The Devil You Know".
In "Weekend at Bobby's", Rufus arrives at Singer Salvage Yard to dispose of the body of an apparently dead Okami. Bobby assists him and helps him evade capture by the FBI. However, the Okami is revealed to still be alive and is subsequently dispatched by Bobby. Afterward, Rufus uses his contacts to uncover information on Crowley's life as a human and later steals a signet ring from a museum which once belonged to Crowley's son as part of Bobby's attempt to regain his soul from the demon. Rufus investigates the same case as the Winchesters and Bobby, in "...And Then There Were None". The group later encounters Samuel and Gwen Campbell, and discover that the monster is a new breed created by Eve, the "Khan Worm." After Gwen and Samuel are killed, Rufus is stabbed by a possessed Bobby. As cremation is not undertaken in the Jewish tradition, Rufus is buried in a Jewish cemetery rather than given a Hunter's funeral pyre. Bobby pours some of Rufus' favorite drink—Johnnie Walker Blue Label—on the grave before taking a drink himself.
After becoming comatose from being shot in the head by Dick Roman, Bobby relives various memories of Sam, Dean, Karen, his family, and Rufus. Remembering Rufus has a traumatic effect on Bobby, and he reveals to Rufus that he is just a memory appearing in Bobby's comatose mind. While initially disbelieving, Rufus accompanies Bobby in a quest through the past in which Bobby confronts his worst memories to momentarily recover from his gunshot wound.
In "Safe House", flashbacks show a case Bobby and Rufus worked together during the fourth season where Rufus called Bobby for help on an apparent haunted house. However, the two eventually realized they were dealing with a being known as a Soul Eater rather than a ghost. Unable to kill the Soul Eater, Rufus painted a sigil that would trap it, but the Soul Eater pulled Bobby's soul out of his body and into its "nest" outside of time and space, using Bobby to attack Rufus. Rufus subdued the possessed Bobby and finished the sigil, trapping the Soul Eater in its nest. He later leaves Bobby the bottle of Johnny Walker Blue found by Sam and Jody Mills in "Time After Time" since Bobby was right about what they were dealing with and brushes off Bobby's concerns about how he escaped the nest.
Samuel Campbell, portrayed by Mitch Pileggi, is the maternal grandfather of Sam and Dean Winchester, and Sam Winchester's namesake. He and his wife Deanna are revealed to be hunters in the fourth-season episode "In the Beginning", where Dean is transported back in time. Dean discovers that Samuel is being possessed by Azazel, and Samuel dies when Azazel leaves his body.
Samuel returns as a recurring character in the sixth season, where in the premiere, it is revealed that Samuel was brought down from Heaven at the same time Sam was resurrected from Hell. While he claims to have no idea why he was brought back, he, Sam and the other surviving members of the Campbell family are shown to be capturing dangerous supernatural creatures behind Dean's back, instead of killing them.
Samuel, who knows the cure to vampirism, returns during a string of vampire attacks in Limestone, Illinois, after Dean has been turned into a vampire. Knowing that Sam knew about the cure, as well, he concludes that Sam wanted Dean inside the nest to locate the Alpha Vampire, though Sam denies it.
It is later revealed that Samuel was resurrected by Crowley, and working with him in an attempt to find the location of Purgatory—the afterlife for monsters—in exchange for his daughter's resurrection. After Samuel betrayed the Winchesters when they attempted to kill Crowley, claiming that Mary was the only family that mattered to him, Dean vows to kill his grandfather the next time they meet.
A case he worked during his year spent hunting with Sam is seen in the episode, "Unforgiven", during which Samuel was shown to be disturbed at soulless-Sam's actions, using one of their current allies as bait to trap a monster.
In "...And Then There Were None", Samuel and Gwen encounter Sam, Dean, Rufus, and Bobby as they all investigate the same case. Sam prevents Dean from killing Samuel, feeling that he may be of some use yet. Samuel learns that Sam has regained his soul and has no memory of their time together. Gwen reveals that she was unaware of Samuel's betrayal but is killed by Dean, who is possessed by the Khan worm. Samuel is unapologetic when confronted by the brothers, though he did seem remorseful on it. It is subsequently revealed that he was possessed by the Khan worm and is shot dead by Sam. However, the Khan worm is not killed and uses his body to attack the group, but is driven out of Samuel when Bobby throws him against a live wire, electrocuting him and revealing the Khan worm's weakness.
Based on the historical gun maker of the same name, Samuel Colt is a hunter who lived in the 19th century and the creator of the Colt—a gun that can kill almost any supernatural being; Lucifer revealed that he is one of five supernatural beings immune to its powers. Colt also designed the locked door that keeps the portal to Hell known as the Devil's Gate from opening. The Devil's Gate and the Colt gun are linked together—the gun serves as the key to the gate, allowing it to be opened by inserting the Colt's muzzle into the key hole. Colt also built a railroad of iron, in the shape of a pentagram with a church at each of the points, around the devil's gate to further ensure that it was demon-proof. Colt was portrayed by Sam Hennings in the season six episode "Frontierland". Sam and Dean, when looking for a method of destroying Eve, come across Colt's journal which reveals that the hunter had killed a phoenix in 1861. As the ashes of a phoenix are needed to kill Eve, Castiel sends Sam and Dean back in time to retrieve them. Although Samuel is initially reluctant to assist Sam, he eventually gives him the Colt which Dean kills the phoenix with. When Sam and Dean are pulled back to the present day without the ashes, it is revealed that Colt sent a courier package 150 years ago containing the ashes, which arrives at Bobby's door. He was able to figure out how to use Sam's cell phone, which he left behind (and which Colt sent back to him), and learned the date and Bobby's address from it.
Walt and Roy
Walt and Roy are two hunters first appearing in season 5's "Dark Side of the Moon." Having learned of Sam's role in starting the Apocalypse, the two hunters ambush the Winchesters in a motel room with the intention of killing Sam whom they see as a monster. After Dean recognizes both men, they decided to kill both Winchesters rather than risk Dean's wrath. Dean promises that when he inevitably returns, he will hunt them down and kill them for revenge. The Winchesters are sent to Heaven after the murder and are eventually resurrected by the angel Joshua on the orders of God.
Both Walt and Roy return in season 12's "Who We Are" as two of the hunters called in to help deal with the British Men of Letters situation by Jody Mills. Having not seen the Winchesters since murdering them in "Dark Side of the Moon," the reunion is somewhat awkward, but Dean assures both men that there are no lasting hard feelings over their actions. Walt and Roy join Sam's assault on the British Men of Letters base with Roy even saving Sam's life from a British operative that Sam misses. Roy is killed during the assault by another operative that Sam shoots moments later, but Walt survives. Walt, who acts as the team's explosives expert, joins Sam and Jody in confronting Doctor Hess and follows Sam's lead during the confrontation.
Walt is mentioned again in season 13's "Wayward Sisters" as one of the hunters contacted by Alex Jones when the Winchesters disappear. Like the other hunters, Walt has seen no sign of them but promises to keep looking.
Amelia Richardson, portrayed by Liane Balaban, is a veterinarian currently living in Kermit, Texas. Amelia's Texas driver's license shows her date of birth as April 20, 1980, her height 5'7" and her eye color brown. Her father is Stan Thompson.
Amelia was married to a man named Don Richardson, who was thought to have been killed while in service in Afghanistan. She and Sam Winchester meet when he hits a dog and brings it into her place of work. They share a house for some months at 430 Heather Crescent, Kermit, TX 79745, before she discovers that Don is still alive. Sam leaves to allow her to reconnect with her husband.
Amelia reappears in a flashback in season 11's "The Devil in the Details." While going through Sam's memories, Lucifer shows Sam a memory of the two of them together. Lucifer tells Sam that Sam abandoning Dean for a normal life with Amelia is the worst thing that Sam has ever done and that Sam is still plagued by guilt over it. As a result of that guilt, Sam is no longer willing to lose Dean no matter the consequences the world could face as a result. Sam continues to be plagued by guilt over this in "Into the Mystic" due to Lucifer's words, but Dean tells Sam that he has long-since forgiven him for his actions.
Mr. Arthur Ketch, portrayed by David Haydn-Jones, is a British Man of Letters. Ketch is first mentioned while Lady Toni Bevell is torturing Sam for information. When all their methods prove fruitless, Ms. Watt suggests bringing in Ketch; however, Toni is vehemently against it. He's also shown in a flashback killing a vampire, identifiable by the tattoo on his hand. Later on, Mick Davies retrieves Toni and informs her that he has sent for Mr. Ketch, who is shown preparing to leave the UK. This leaves Toni visibly uncomfortable.
In "Season 12, American Nightmare", Mr. Ketch drives up to the Impala on a motorcycle (first seen in the previous episode) and stares at it or a moment before driving away. He later tracks down and kills Magda Peterson, telling someone on the phone that he cleaned up the Winchesters mess and they were right about the Winchesters being unable to kill her.
In "LOTUS", Arthur rescues the Winchesters and Castiel from the Secret Service and orders Castiel to wipe their memory before introducing himself. That night, Arthur explains that his job is to "strongly encourage" the Winchesters cooperation with the British Men of Letters and was sent by Mick Davies after Sam called him and hung up. Arthur has Castiel confirm that he's not lying and shows them his arsenal of weapons, including a hyperbolic pulse generator capable of exorcising a demon from its vessel. Recognizing its potential, Sam asks to borrow it and for Arthur to trust them. Arthur eventually gives the Winchesters the generator, enabling them to force Lucifer from Jefferson Rooney and send Lucifer back to his Cage.
Six weeks later, Castiel contacts Arthur and Mick to help him and Mary find Sam and Dean who have been taken prisoner by the Secret Service. The two men are impressed to learn that the brothers had in fact borrowed Arthur's gadget in order to deal with Lucifer himself. They agree to help in hopes that it will earn them the trust of the American hunters, and through their connections, Arthur and Mick locate Sam and Dean near Site 94.
Once the four encounter Sam and Dean, Arthur is unimpressed to learn that they left survivors. Sam insists the people pursuing them were just soldiers doing their job, though Arthur considers it "unprofessional". Sam, Dean and Castiel head to Mary's car while glaring at Arthur suspiciously. Arthur and Mick watch them drive off and share a knowing look at each other. It is later revealed that Arthur went back and killed all those involved in Sam and Dean's imprisonment, including Agent Rick, Agent Camp, the soldiers and the coroner. Mick reports this while noting that cleaning up loose ends is Arthur's job.
In "Stuck in the Middle (With You)", Mary visits Arthur after stealing the Colt and tells him the story of its theft from Ramiel. Mary is enraged that Arthur sent her after a Prince of Hell which got Wally killed and threatens to destroy the British Men of Letters if something happens to her sons. Arthur apologizes, claiming not to have known that she was going after a Prince of Hell. Arthur and Mary discuss the legend of the Colt as an excited Arthur unwraps it.
In "The Raid", Mary and Arthur take out a vampire nest together and Arthur expresses his dislike for them trying to recruit the Winchester brothers when they have Mary. Arthur later visits Dean at the Men of Letters bunker and sits down for a drink with him. Rather than trying the sales pitch of the other British Men of Letters, Arthur is frank with Dean about his motives, telling Dean that he is a killer and the British Men of Letters offer him the best chance to express his talents. Arthur sees Dean as the same as him and the two decide to take down a vampire nest together. At the nest, Arthur initially arms himself with a gun, but decides to use a machete instead like Dean. The two men find only one vampire hiding in the nest and Arthur beats upon her before Dean stops him to try things his way. When Dean promises to grant the vampire a quick end, she tells them that her nest is going after the British Men of Letters.
Alarmed, Dean and Arthur rush back to the British Men of Letters compound to find that Sam has killed the Alpha Vampire and the surviving vampires have fled. Mick berates Arthur who tells him he was trying to recruit Dean and would've succeeded if Mick's operation hadn't screwed things up. He then takes the rogue hunter Pierce Moncrieff for punishment.
In season 13, a resurrected Arthur returns as a mercenary hunter separated from the British Men of Letters who are unaware of his survival. In "War of the Worlds", he is going by the alias of Alexander Ketch, pretending to be Arthur's twin brother. However, Dean sees through the disguise and Arthur explains that he had made a deal with Rowena for a resurrection spell that he needs recharged which brought him back after Mary killed him. Arthur saves the Winchesters from a group of demons and insists that he is on their side and that his previous actions only came from being a soldier on the opposite side of a war from them. When Dean tries to kill Arthur again, he flees and is later seen being employed by the Prince of Hell Asmodeus who is preparing to procure Jack for the Alternate Michael's invasion.
In "Devil's Bargain", Asmodeus supplies Arthur with an angel blade and sends him to kill the weakened Lucifer, believing Lucifer to be vulnerable to an angel blade in his current state. Arthur once again encounters the Winchesters who have Castiel knock him unconscious and lock him in the Impala's trunk, intending to kill him and scatter his ashes to make his death permanent. Arthur once more escapes confinement, just in time to use a demon bomb to drive Lucifer and Anael away, saving the Winchesters and Castiel. Stating that Lucifer being loose upon the Earth is a line too far for him, Arthur reveals his alliance with Asmodeus and offers to work with the Winchesters as a double agent to stop Lucifer, Asmodeus and the threat of an alternate reality Michael. Recognizing that they need him, the Winchesters reluctantly agree to the alliance. Upon Arthur's return to Asmodeus' lair, Asmodeus reveals that he has acquired the Archangel Blade, the one weapon that can kill an archangel such as Lucifer or Michael. After Arthur points out that the blade can only be used to kill an archangel by another archangel, Asmodeus introduces him to the captive archangel Gabriel who has been believed dead for nearly eight years.
In "The Thing", Arthur discovers that Asmodeus has been injecting himself with Gabriel's grace to power up. Arthur's continuing impertinence and defiance enrage Asmodeus who brutally beats him. Asmodeus states that Arthur is more wicked than any demon he knows "and I know 'em all", but recognizes that Arthur seeks redemption for his past actions which he doesn't think that Arthur can get. Once Asmodeus leaves him alone, Arthur gets back at him by rescuing Gabriel and steals Asmodeus' store of Gabriel's extracted grace as well as the Archangel Blade. Arthur brings all three to the Winchesters, seeking sanctuary from Asmodeus in return which Dean agrees to. After the Winchesters open a rift to Apocalypse World, Arthur decides to join Dean on the mission, feeling that he is safer in another universe when Asmodeus will inevitably come looking for him.
In "Bring 'Em Back Alive", Arthur teams up with a reluctant Dean to find and rescue Mary and Jack. The two witness several angels executing resistance fighters and taking captive Charlie Bradbury, the alternate counterpart of an old friend of Dean's. Against Arthur's wishes, Dean sets out to rescue Charlie, the two men being forced to work together to survive. Along the way, Dean tells Arthur of his inability to save Charlie and Arthur admits his own regrets that he never even tried to save the lives of those he cares about. Together, Dean and Arthur raid a POW camp, killing several angels and liberating Charlie and several other human prisoners. With the rift closing, Arthur chooses to remain behind in Apocalypse World with Charlie to continue the mission to find Mary and Jack and to help coordinate for Dean's inevitable return with reinforcements. As angels attack the rift, Arthur engages in battle with them alongside Charlie.
In "Exodus", Arthur has become a full-fledged member of the Apocalypse World resistance and joins Charlie on a mission to ambush an angel death squad. However, it turns out to be a trap and both are captured. Arthur undergoes extensive torture for information on the resistance, but refuses to break, even taunting his captors. The angels call in an alternate reality Castiel to tear the information from Charlie's mind, but Sam, Dean, Mary, Jack and Castiel arrive to rescue them, killing all of the angels, including the alternate Castiel. As Dean helps him, Arthur comments on the irony of Dean saving his life for once. Arthur joins the later exodus through the rift and is one of the first through. In the bunker, he and Rowena express shock at the sight of each other before Arthur moves on. During the later party, Arthur enjoys a drink with Charlie. He is mentioned to be off doing his own thing during the events of "Let the Good Times Roll".
Ash, portrayed by Chad Lindberg, is a mullet-wearing computer genius, who works and lives at Harvelle's Roadhouse with Jo and Ellen Harvelle. He attended MIT, but was kicked out for "fighting". He owns a homemade laptop, which he uses to track the paranormal, particularly Azazel, with the information John Winchester and his sons, Sam and Dean, have gathered. In the episode "All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 1", he calls Dean to tell him he has discovered something important, but by the time Dean arrives at the Roadhouse to talk, the Roadhouse has been burned to the ground, and Dean finds Ash's corpse (identified by his distinctive watch) in the rubble.
Series creator Eric Kripke stated that Ash's death "had to do with how much I hated the actual Roadhouse itself rather than anyone in it." As for the character's return, Kripke replied, "Ash is a possibility." This comes to fruition in the fifth-season episode "Dark Side of the Moon", in which Sam and Dean meet Ash in Heaven, as well as Pamela. Enjoying the afterlife more than his actual life, and having discovered means to infiltrate other people's Heavens and tap into the angel's communications, Ash helps the brothers hide from Zachariah.
Becky Rosen, portrayed by Emily Perkins, is a fan of the "Supernatural" series of books. Her online name is samlicker81, and she is the webmistress of morethanbrothers.net. She writes Wincest fanfiction. Carver Edlund aka Chuck Shurley contacts her to get a message to Sam and Dean in "Sympathy for the Devil". She initially believed it to be a joke but Chuck told her that his stories were real and she was excited as she thought so. It is obvious from her reaction to the boys that she is a Sam Girl, and fixates upon him much to his dismay.
Becky Rosen "borrows" Chuck Shurley's phone, pretending to be him, and texts Sam & Dean saying he's in a life or death situation in "The Real Ghostbusters". Sam and Dean rush over after driving all night only to find out that Becky has invited them to a Supernatural Convention for Chuck's books. When real ghosts start attacking people, Chuck has to step up and help keep everyone safe while Sam and Dean and two Supernatural fanboys, Demian and Barnes, fight the ghosts. His bravery impresses Becky who immediately abandons her pursuit of Sam for a relationship with Chuck. She also tells Sam that in the book which covers the events of "Time Is on My Side", Bela gave the Colt not to Lilith but to her right hand demon, and possibly lover, Crowley.
In "Season 7, Time for a Wedding!" a Crossroads Demon named Guy gives her a love potion to make Sam marry her, she believed Guy was a Wiccan until the demon betrays her and shows her his eyes. Guy asks for her soul in exchange for making the effect permanent, he wanted to make a deal after seeing she was married to the skilled hunter even agreeing with her about Sam easily killing. Sam warned her not to go through with the deal. According to her, Chuck broke up with her, which is presumably her reason for fixating on Sam again. During the battle at the end, she helps trap the demon, but his minion breaks him free. As the demon and his minion Jackson are about to kill the hunters, Becky retrieves Ruby's Knife and kills Jackson with it, allowing the Winchesters to overpower the Crossroads Demon whose deals are revoked by Crowley who is bemused when she excitedly recognizes him. Later, she and Sam get an annulment.
In "Slumber Party," it is revealed by Charlie that Becky posted all of Chuck's unpublished manuscripts to the Internet, with the result that the public is now 'aware' of events in Sam and Dean's lives up to the confrontation between Lucifer/Sam and Michael/Adam. When asked if they know her, Sam quickly denies it.
Ben Braeden is the son of Lisa Braeden, a woman Dean once spent a weekend with in August 1999, portrayed by Nicholas Elia. Lisa and Ben live in Cicero, Indiana. Though Dean suspects he is Ben's biological father, Lisa confirms that this is not so.
Dean drops in to visit Lisa in "The Kids Are Alright", while investigating a case. This is also Ben's 8th birthday. Dean meets Ben and is struck by his familiar rock-music loving, girl ogling ways, but Lisa assures Dean that he is not Ben's father. Later Dean helps Ben out in an encounter with some bullies. Although his advice, to "kick the kid in the nuts," does not get Lisa's approval, Ben hugs Dean in thanks. Later Ben is one of the children taken by a mother Changeling, and one of her offspring imitates Ben and starts feeding on Lisa. Dean and Sam rescue all the children and kill the head Changeling, destroying the imitation Ben. Dean is impressed by Ben's cool headed behavior during the rescue, having put Ben in charge of helping the other children out a window.
When Dean returns to Lisa after the showdown in Stull Cemetery, in "Swan Song", Ben is seen at the dinner table.
Dean lives with Lisa and Ben for a year, but after an attack he insists they move and is conflicted by his desire to remain with his new family, his desire to hunt and the fear that he is raising Ben as his father raised him. Eventually, Lisa lets him go in "Two and a Half Men". Dean talks to Ben on the phone in "The Third Man". After believing he is about to die after having been turned into a vampire in "Live Free or Twi-Hard", Dean returns to say goodbye. However, he struggles to control his vampiric urges and shoves Ben and flees. Ben tricks Dean into returning once more in "Mannequin 3: The Reckoning"; however, he fails to reconcile with Lisa and Dean explains to Ben that he fears that if he stayed around, Ben would end up like him. Ben is still upset and accuses Dean of abandoning his family. Ben and Lisa are kidnapped by the demon Crowley, in "Let It Bleed", in an attempt to force Dean to stand down. After they are rescued, Dean asks Castiel to wipe his and his mother's memories of him.
Cole Trenton, portrayed by Travis Aaron Wade, is a military brat and an ex-Marine whose father, Edward, was killed by Dean Winchester in 2003, making him bent for revenge against his father's killer all his life. During his time in the military, he took part in the campaigns in Iraq, Dafur, and DR Congo and established many connections, including his longtime friend Kit Verson and a member of the Military Intelligence. Though Cole is not a hunter and leads an ordinary life with a wife and a son, he is an expert at martial arts and is fit due to his time as a soldier, and he also keeps a rifle that is associated with hunters. He tracks Dean upon the latter's sighted attack at a store captured by a surveillance camera and beats Sam, attempting to use him as a hostage. When Sam escapes, Cole follows him as the latter is about to meet Dean at a bar. However, though he finally confronts his father's killer, Dean easily defeats him with his demonic powers, but spares him as he wants Cole to live in humiliation for failing to avenge his father. Cole does not give up, however, and he begins studying about demons and starts to torture demons in hopes of tracking Dean once more. Cole holds Dean at gunpoint when the latter is cornering Rowena, forcing Dean to let her go, and sprays holy water against him, but as Dean is no longer a demon at that point, it does not work. He is defeated once again, but Dean offers to explain his motive of why he killed Edward: Edward was a monster who had killed many people and eaten their livers, and he would have killed Cole and his mother had Dean not killed him earlier. Convinced by Dean and Sam, Cole decides to drop his revenge and return to his family.
Later, Cole with Dean and Sam work together to help his friend, Kit, after the latter's wife, Jemma, reported his weird actions. Upon finding out that Kit is possessed by a Khan Worm, Cole is concerned that the Winchesters would try to kill him like they did with countless others, including his father. Cole is possessed by a Khan Worm, but Dean manages to save him by dehydrating the room and causing the monster to flee. However, the three are too late to stop Kit from succumbing to the parasite even further, and Sam has to kill him because of it. Cole thanks the brothers for saving him, but hopes that he will never see them again.
Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spangler
Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spangler, portrayed by A.J. Buckley and Travis Wester, are self-proclaimed professional paranormal investigators. They are introduced in the episode "Hell House" written by Trey Callaway as the Hell Hounds, operating a web site called HellHoundsLair.com. They perceive Sam and Dean as amateurs, although the latter use the duo and their website to help them defeat the monster of the week. At the end of the episode Sam pulls a prank on them by posing as a Hollywood producer on the phone. In the episode "Ghostfacers", they produce a television pilot, which covers their investigation of a house that is haunted every leap day, where Sam and Dean make a guest appearance; however, Sam and Dean manage to magnetically wipe their footage. The episode was nominated for a GLAAD award for its portrayal of Ghostfacers intern Alan Corbett. In "It's a Terrible Life", where the Winchesters are placed in an alternative life as office workers, Zeddmore and Spangler appear on the Ghostfacers website where they present instructional videos on how to find and to defeat ghosts, and refer to the Winchesters as rival "douche bags that we hate". Ed, Harry and the rest of the team also star in the Ghostfacers web series, a spoof advertisement which is seen in "Hammer of the Gods". They were also used as plot devices, in the season nine episode "Thinman" Ed and Harry face a conflict similar to one Sam and Dean face, creating a parallel between the characters, at the end of that episode we see an end to the Ghostfacers after Ed invents the monster Thinman to keep Harry from leaving for a normal life. Their names are homage to Winston Zeddemore and Egon Spengler, members of the Ghostbusters from the 1984 film.
Eldon Styne, portrayed by David Hoflin, is the heir to the powerful Styne Family, a dynasty of people who cause and take advantage of disasters including the Nazi rise to power and the September 11th attacks to make a profit. Like all other members of his family, Eldon has received surgical enhancements including a second heart and more muscles in his legs, making him physically powerful and hard to stop. After his brother Jacob is killed, Eldon is dispatched to hunt down the Winchesters and the Book of the Damned. After being captured by Dean, Eldon tells him the family history, including that they used to be known as the Frankensteins and that the Book can't be destroyed. After Dean leaves to confront Sam over the revelation, Eldon escapes by ripping off his own arm. After hearing from his cousin Eli that he has found Charlie Bradbury, Eldon goes after her personally in hopes she has the Book. After finding her, Eldon brutally murders her but is left empty-handed. Returning home, Eldon tells his father of the Men of Letters bunker and its stash of supernatural knowledge and suggests they raid it. Eldon gets a new arm from a boy that had been bullying his little brother Cyrus and takes him and his cousin Roscoe to rob the bunker. As he prepares to burn what they can't take, Dean arrives, killing Roscoe and he and Eldon face off. Eldon taunts Dean over Charlie's murder until he reveals he slaughtered Eldon's whole family in revenge. Dean then points out that despite all the enhancements Eldon has, he still only has one brain. Not getting it, Eldon asks him "so what" before Dean shoots him in the head, killing him.
Frank Devereaux, portrayed by Kevin R. McNally, is an expert in counterfeit documents and in avoiding government intelligence. He was first introduced in the sixth episode of the seventh season, "Slash Fiction". It's revealed in the eleventh episode, "Adventures In Babysitting", that when he was 26, his wife and two children were killed. Sometime after that, he met Bobby Singer, who once saved his life in Port Huron. Frank lives in a run-down, electronics filled house on a little traveled street. He describes himself as 'bi-polar with delusional ideation'.
Bobby sent the Winchester's to see Frank when two Leviathans begun a series of killings throughout the country, masquerading as the brothers. When Sam and Dean entered Frank's house, and he was waiting in the dark with a shotgun. He was prepared to shoot them, but because he owes Bobby he agrees to help them. At first, Frank believes that Leviathan Sam and Leviathan Dean are clones created by the government. Frank advises that the boys go into hiding, maybe even move to Cuba, but Dean says they need to go "further off the grid, but keep us on the board" so they can hunt down the Leviathans. He tells them that they need to keep a lower profile, avoid security cameras, and to get rid of their rockstar aliases, which are too easy to track. He smashes Sam's laptop, gives him a new one, and demands $5000 for it. He then takes their pictures for new IDs as Tom and John Smith and gives them a map of the towns their Leviathan doppelgängers have hit so far.
In "Adventures in Babysitting", Dean gives to Frank the numbers "45489" which Bobby wrote on Sam's hand before he died, and also asked him to research Dick Roman. Having not heard from him over a month, Dean returns to Frank's house to find it deserted. Frank suddenly appears, confronts Dean, and they both have to shed some blood to prove to the other they are not a Leviathan. Frank states that he has moved all his equipment into an R.V., feeling he was being watched after he started investigating Dick Roman. At that time, Frank seemed too much paranoid with Leviathans, even thinking that Gwyneth Paltrow is one of them. He tells Dean he has found nothing on Bobby's numbers, but when he tried combinations with adding a sixth number, he discovered that they were coordinates to a field in Wisconsin, owned by Dick Roman. Frank and Dean travel to the area and disguise themselves as phone company workers. They discover surveillance covering the area and retreat to Frank's RV to monitor it. They discover Amanda Willer, an employee of Dick Roman, surveying the site for construction. As they began to spy the camp field, Frank challenges Dean about how he is dealing with himself on the whole situation, even telling Dean his dark past.
In the next episodes, Dean talks with Frank off-screen. In "Out with the Old", Frank talks with Dean by phone from his camper, updating Dean on the Leviathan activity worldwide. He has no record of their activity in Portland, Oregon, where Sam and Dean are currently working, but Leviathans are there all the same. Frank discovers this when Dean asks him to investigates a company behind an odd Realtor; and the company links back to Dick Roman. Sam and Dean set out to meet Frank at the end of the episode, but instead find his RV, filled with smashed electronics and blood. In "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo", it's revealed that Dick Roman took Frank's hard drive, which he gives to the IT expert Charlie to hack it. When Charlie tries to hack it, the defense system uses Frank's voice. After finally hacking it, an automatic e-mail sent to the brothers which states that if they are receiving it, it means that Frank is dead or worse. Frank has a GPS tracker on the drive and it hacks into Charlie's webcam so they know who's hacking it. While Charlie is successful, she finds out the truth about Dick Roman and the Leviathans from his files and later teams up with the Winchesters to erase the drive. Frank's final fate is still unknown.
Jessica Lee Moore
Jessica Lee Moore, portrayed by Adrianne Palicki, is Sam's girlfriend for two years as of the start of the series. Despite this, she is unaware of his family's strange occupation. Sam planned to ask her to marry him, but she is killed by a demon on Azazel's orders; it was revealed the demon that killed her was the friend who introduced her to Sam, in order to break Sam from his increasingly normal life. Her death then prompts Sam to join Dean on his quest to find their missing father and avenge her. In the days preceding her murder, Sam had had premonitions of her murder in dreams, but he ignored them as random nightmares. Afterwards, he feels guilt for dismissing them so easily. Sam eventually kills the demon that killed her.
James "Jimmy" Novak, portrayed by Misha Collins, is the vessel of Castiel and a former ad salesman for AM radio with a wife and daughter. He is described by Castiel as a "devout man" who agreed to become Castiel's vessel after hearing his voice and undergoing a series of tests of faith. In "The Rapture", after Castiel is forcibly taken back to Heaven for "re-conditioning", Jimmy is left alone and found by Sam and Dean. He describes being possessed by Castiel as "being chained to a comet". He wishes to return to his family, but Sam and Dean insist that he would put them in danger from the demons hunting him down for his association with angels. Jimmy sneaks back home to reunite with his family, but he and his family are attacked by demons, and his wife and daughter are kidnapped by them. Castiel returns and possesses Claire to vanquish the demons. Jimmy is fatally injured in the fight, and Castiel tells him he will now be at peace in Heaven. Jimmy begs Castiel to use him as a vessel instead of Claire in order to spare her the life of being a angel's vessel. Castiel accepts and possesses Jimmy again.
Castiel reveals to Jimmy's daughter, that Jimmy has been dead and his soul in Heaven since his vessel was destroyed in his first confrontation with Raphael in "Lucifer Rising". Jimmy was reunited in Heaven with his wife, Amelia, after her death in "Angel Heart". In "All Along the Watchtower," Castiel uses Jimmy's name to rent a cabin for himself and Kelly Kline. After tracking the omens to the area, the Winchesters realize they've found the right spot when they learn Castiel used the name James Novak since that is his vessel. After Castiel's death in the same episode, the Winchesters give him a Hunter's Funeral by burning Jimmy's body in "Lost & Found." When Castiel is resurrected, Jimmy's body is restored to act as his vessel once again.
As seen in season 13's "Exodus," the Apocalypse World Castiel also chose his world's Jimmy as his vessel unlike most of the angels of that world who have different vessels. The Apocalypse World Castiel's version of Jimmy has a darker more scruffier appearance, coinciding with the alternate Castiel's evil nature. He also appears to be blind in one eye. This Jimmy and Castiel are killed by the Winchesters Castiel.
Josie Sands, portrayed by Alaina Huffman, is a Men of Letters initiate and the primary vessel of the Knight of Hell Abaddon.
Josie first appears in season 8's "As Time Goes By" on the night of her final initiation into the Men of Letters. As later revealed, Josie was already possessed by the Knight of Hell Abaddon at this point and Abaddon was using Josie to get close to the Men of Letters Elders. During Josie's initiation, Abaddon attacks and kills all of the Elders aside from Larry Ganem who attempt to exorcise the demon from Josie with no luck. After being followed to 2013, Henry attempts to get Josie to retake control, but Abaddon claims that Josie is gone. Unable to kill Abaddon, Henry later shoots a bullet carved with a devil's trap into Josie's head, trapping Abaddon in Josie's body and rendering her powerless. Dean then cuts off her head and states an intention to cut the body up into tiny pieces and bury her in cement to forever entomb Abaddon.
In "Clip Show," the Winchesters watch a video recorded by Josie and left in the Men of Letters archive of a failed attempt at curing a demon by Father Max Thompson in 1957. Later, they put Josie's body back together as part of their plan to use the demon cure on Abaddon. As a result, Josie's head is left sewed onto her neck, but her hands remain detached as a precaution. Abaddon reveals that she learned of Josie from Father Thompson before murdering him and possessed Josie to infiltrate the Men of Letters. After freeing herself, Abaddon flees in Josie's body. She reappears, still in Josie, in "Sacrifice" where though Josie's hands have been reattached, her head is still visibly sewn onto her neck. To defeat Abaddon, Sam sets her alight in Holy Fire, forcing Abaddon to flee Josie's body. If Josie had still been alive at this point, she died.
In season 9's "Devil May Care," Josie's charred body is retrieved by a demon working for Abaddon. The demon performs a ritual that restores Josie's body to perfect condition and it is repossessed by Abaddon. It is unknown if the ritual also resurrected Josie as demons do not require a living vessel. While watching video footage of Abaddon helping a few demons get better vessels, the Winchesters are surprised to recognize Josie as Abaddon's vessel as they had thought her body damaged beyond Abaddon's use. For the rest of season 9, Josie remains the Knight of Hell's vessel.
Josie appears in flashbacks in "Mother's Little Helper," where, shortly before their initiation, Josie and Henry are sent to investigate an apparent case of demonic possession in a convent. Josie, disguised as a nun, is revealed to be in love with Henry despite his being married with a son and is disgruntled by the nuns treatment of her. After exorcising several demons, the two are confronted by Abaddon in the body of the Mother Superior. After Abaddon knocks out Henry and threatens to possess him, Josie volunteers to act as Abaddon's vessel to spare Henry. Abaddon is amused to realize that its because Josie loves Henry and taunts her, but ultimately accepts her offer. After possessing Josie, Abaddon tells another demon she intends to use Josie to study the Men of Letters before she destroys them and then poses as Josie, successfully fooling Henry. She also subtly threatens Sister Julia Wilkerson, the only witness, into staying silent. In 2014, while investigating similar murders in town, Sam meets Julia who tells him about what she witnessed in 1958. Recognizing who Henry and Josie must've been, Sam is shocked to learn about the incident and discovers the truth about what Henry and Josie investigated which had been believed at the time to simply be a case of multiple demonic possessions.
In "King of the Damned," Dean kills Abaddon with The First Blade while she is possessing Josie's body. The First Blade's effects appear to burn out Josie's eyes similar to an angel smiting and Dean, under the influence of the Mark of Cain, further mutilates her corpse before being stopped by Sam.
Kevin, portrayed by Osric Chau, is a Prophet of the Lord who is chosen to interpret the Word of God after Sam and Dean break it out of the slab of stone it is trapped in. He is in advanced placement and is preparing for college when he is struck by lightning and chosen. Kevin is driven to drive his mother's car to the mental institution where Castiel is and where Sam and Dean have taken the Word. He steals the Word, but Sam and Meg catch him. Castiel reveals that Kevin is a Prophet and he's able to read the tablet which talks about the Leviathans and when it breaks, he is able to put it back together.
After two angels arrive to take him away and are driven away by Dean, they take him to Rufus' Cabin where they set him to work on translating the tablet. The angels return, but after Meg kills one to save Castiel, the others allow Kevin to finish the translation before taking him home. Kevin reunites with his mother, but they discover to their horror that the detective investigating his disappearance is the Leviathan Edgar in disguise. Edgar kills the two angels accompanying Kevin and takes him and his mother prisoner.
Dick Roman later uses Kevin's mother to force Kevin to translate the tablet for him. After the Leviathans bring in a girl named Polly, Kevin manages to escape the room he's trapped in and learns of Dick's plan to poison coffee creamers to kill all the skinny people in the world, but is captured by Dick's assistant Susan before he can escape. During Sam, Dean and Castiel's break-in of Sucrocorp, Sam finds and rescues Kevin who reveals Dick's new plan to him and insists they need to blow up Dick's laboratory.
In the lab, they find Dean and Castiel killing Dick and Kevin is shocked when Dean and Castiel disappear when Dick explodes. Kevin nervously tells Sam they have to leave because more Leviathans will be coming, but Crowley shows up and reveals he has it taken care of and kidnaps Kevin as a prize. It's later revealed that he wants Kevin in order to translate another Word of God tablet so he can learn how to open all the gates of Hell and release every demon in existence upon the world. Kevin tricks Crowley and escapes, going on the run for a year before Sam and Dean catch up to him. Kevin reveals that he has learned that it is possible to seal the gates of Hell forever and banish all demons from the Earth from the tablet and Sam and Dean decide to do so with his help.
However, Crowley catches up with them and although they escape thanks to Kevin's quick thinking, Crowley murders his girlfriend in revenge. Kevin later convinces Sam and Dean to take him to see his mom who is surrounded by demons. After they rescue her, Mrs. Tran joins them in closing the gates of Hell, but they find the tablet stolen and being sold at an auction. Kevin's mom wins the auction by bidding her soul, but Crowley possesses her and gets away with the tablet. In the struggle, Dean tries to kill Crowley even though he is possessing Kevin's mother and in doing so, loses Kevin's trust. This along with the fact that Crowley warned him that the Winchesters have a habit of using people up and disposing of them when they no longer need them, causes Kevin to flee with his mother. He spends the next several episodes on the run from both Crowley and the Winchesters, but after his mother hires a witch to get the ingredients needed for the spell he used to kill the demons and escape, Crowley captures and tortures him to force him to translate the tablet. Sam, Dean and Castiel, who are alerted to his situation when Mrs. Tran calls them for help, arrive and rescue Kevin and get half of the tablet, but Crowley gets the other half and Kevin loses a finger, though Castiel is able to regrow it. They then call in Garth to look after the Trans and he takes them to his houseboat where Kevin works on translating the half of the tablet he has to no avail. Dean and Castiel later go to Kevin for help in preparing more demon bombs in order to rescue the angel Samandriel.
Kevin is now so focused on translating the tablet that he has somewhat let himself go and has a very disheveled appearance. He has also sent his own mother away so he can work in solitude, explaining to Dean that he can't enjoy the world he is trying to save until it is saved. Though he doesn't believe it is possible to get the ingredients needed for the bomb as they are very rare, he gives them the list and Castiel is able to get them. It is shown in "Trial and Error" that Kevin lets himself go completely while he focuses on translating the tablet, believing that closing the gates of Hell will be the only way he can go back to a normal life. Eventually, after weeks of non-stop work, he cracks the instructions and calls Sam and Dean to let them know. Kevin learns that in order to close the gates, someone must complete three trials and recite an Enochian spell after each one. Kevin has only cracked the first trial which is to kill a hellhound and bathe in its blood. Despite Sam's advice to slow down, Kevin begins taking (and its indicated overdoing) stimulants to keep awake and eventually calls Sam and Dean to inform them that he has learned that a hellhound (which is naturally invisible) can be seen through an object scorched with Holy Fire such as a pair of glasses, giving them a way to see the hellhound so they can kill it. In "Taxi Driver," Kevin is under so much stress that he is hallucinating Crowley in his head and that Crowley is mentally torturing him. Panicked, he calls Sam and Dean and hides, but has also deciphered the second trial: Sam must rescue an innocent soul from Hell and release it into Heaven. After Sam leaves to rescue Bobby Singer's soul from Hell, Dean stays with Kevin, trying to calm him down. Kevin is so freaked out he hides in a closet and later hides his half of the tablet somewhere, believing it will take the pressure off of him. After Dean leaves, Kevin demon-proofs Garth's houseboat even more, but Crowley shows up and reveals he killed Kevin's mother and got his location from her smartphone. When Sam and Dean return they find the boat deserted. In "The Great Escapist," Kevin is trapped in an illusion of Garth's houseboat and is tricked into translating Crowley's half of the demon tablet by demons pretending to be Sam and Dean. At the same time, a prerecorded message Kevin prepared is sent to Sam and Dean with his notes on the tablet. While Sam and Dean aren't able to figure out the trial from them, they eventually lead them to Metatron, the angelic scribe who wrote the Word of God. Eventually Kevin realizes the truth as the demons are too polite and sends them into a trap. Crowley confronts him and Kevin refuses to reveal more than the fact that Crowley has no idea the power he could've gotten from his half of the demon tablet and that he won't break. Not caring as he has the angel tablet, Crowley strangles Kevin who is rescued by Metatron. Metatron takes Kevin back to the hotel where he lives and heals him and Kevin reveals that he has Crowley's half of the demon tablet with him. With that half of the tablet, Kevin has learned the third trial: cure a demon. Kevin is left confused as to who Metatron is when Metatron reveals knowledge of the third trial as well. After Sam and Dean pretend to make a deal with Crowley to stop him killing people they've saved, Kevin digs up the first half of the demon tablet and reunites the two halves, giving the tablet to Sam and Dean who send him to the Men of Letters bunker for safety. When Dean and Castiel need to know the third trial to close the gates of Heaven, they take the angel tablet to Kevin who is distraught as he believed that it would be over once he was done with the demon tablet, causing an angry Castiel to yell at him that he is a Prophet until he dies. After completing the second trial, Dean calls Kevin who tells him that while he has found trials on the angel tablet, he doesn't see anything that matches what they have done. When Naomi shows up to tell Dean and Castiel that Metatron is really trying to expel all angels from Heaven, Kevin listens, but is unable to confirm what she has said. He later tries to leave the bunker, but stops when alarms start going off, signaling the fall of all angels to Earth.
After the angels fall, Kevin is left trapped in the bunker as it locks down and he panics, nearly shooting Dean with a crossbow when he arrives. Kevin is not happy to see that the Winchesters have Crowley captive and have not killed him. Kevin is put to work trying to find a way to reverse Metatron's spell using the angel tablet. When Dean calls Kevin to get him to confirm their cover at a military base, Kevin is able to succeed by hacking into the person he is talking to's computer and blackmailing them. He later gets a call from Abaddon and passes on her message to Sam and Dean and at their request, looks through the archives for a way to kill a Knight of Hell. Crowley, who is in a dungeon in the next room, taunts Kevin, causing Kevin to beat him with a sledgehammer. Crowley then claims that he never killed Kevin's mother and will lead Kevin to her if he releases him and that the Winchesters are just using him. While Kevin doesn't release Crowley, he decides to leave and look for his mother but is stopped by Dean who convinces him that his mother is as good as dead even if she is still alive. Dean tells him that the Winchesters consider both him and Castiel to be family and would die to protect him if need be. Kevin aids Sam and Dean with finding a spell to communicate with animals and is later asked by Dean to find a way to suppress an angel. Kevin finds a way, but is murdered by Gadreel possessing Sam soon afterwards on Metatron's orders. Dean burns his body in a Hunter's Funeral afterwards and is devastated by and blames himself for Kevin's death. A month after his death, Kevin returns as a ghost, having been stuck in the veil between worlds due to Heaven being closed. Kevin asks Sam and Dean to rescue his mother who he has learned from another ghost named Candy is still alive. With Candy's help, Sam and Dean track down Linda who tearfully reunites with Kevin. Despite the risks, Linda decides to take the ring Kevin is attached to and look after him until he can enter Heaven. Kevin similarly wants to look after his mother now that he has her back. Kevin informs Sam that he doesn't blame him for his death, aware that it was really Gadreel and asks Sam and Dean to put aside their differences and start being brothers again before leaving.
Two years later in "All in the Family", Kevin's ghost is called in by God in the form of Chuck Shurley to reassure the Winchesters that they can trust Him. The Winchesters are shocked to see Kevin who tells them that they can trust Chuck and that whatever He has planned for them, He must believe they can do it. Kevin tells the Winchesters that he's fine for someone who is dead before Chuck tells Kevin that he has been stuck in the veil between life and death for too long. With a wave of His hand, Chuck causes Kevin's soul to ascend to its rightful place in Heaven.
Apocalypse World Kevin Tran
In season 13's "War of the Worlds," an alternate universe Kevin appears as a Prophet loyal to Michael in Apocalypse World. He meets Lucifer and the latter informs him of his counterpart's status, which shocks him. Having a more black-and-white view of the world, Kevin sees Lucifer as evil due to his status as the Devil and apparently can't tell that Michael is just using him and doesn't care either way as Michael promises him a better life once he gets to the Winchesters world. Kevin is able to find a spell on the Angel Tablet that will open a rift to the Winchesters' universe, but it requires the grace of an archangel so Michael drains some of Lucifer's. Kevin's spell succeeds in opening a rift, but Lucifer is able to use the opportunity to escape through the rift which closes behind him. Kevin is excited by his success despite the fact that the spell only opens the rift long enough for one person to go through. Kevin is ordered by Michael to fix the problem.
This version of Kevin and his actions are subsequently mentioned by Lucifer to Castiel after they reunite following Lucifer's escape from Apocalypse World. Lucifer warns Castiel of the danger of Kevin working to open another rift for Michael who intends to invade their world. Castiel later shares the story with the Winchesters in "Devil's Bargain." After hearing how Kevin used the Angel Tablet to find a way to open the rift, the Winchesters bring in Prophet Donatello Redfield to search the Demon Tablet for a similar spell. Though Donatello succeeds in "Good Intentions," his lack of a soul in comparison to Kevin causes the tablet's power to corrupt him.
In "Unfinished Business," Kevin is found by Jack, Mary Winchester and a few resistance fighters in Michael's abandoned fortress. Kevin claims to have perfected the spell from the Angel Tablet for Michael who intends to use it to open a rift and lead and invasion of the Winchesters' universe. As Jack prepares to go after Michael, Kevin reveals that he has been left behind as a trap in order to break Jack by showing him that he can't protect everyone. Having been promised by Michael that he will be reunited with his mother in Heaven, a desperate Kevin refuses to be talked down and activates a sigil burned into his chest that effectively turns Kevin into a suicide bomb. The blast kills Kevin and three resistance fighters, though Jack survives unharmed and is able to shield Mary from the blast's effects. As Michael hoped, the suicide bombing devastates Jack from his inability to protect the people he cares about. Its later shown that Kevin also lied about perfecting the spell for Michael and that the lie was a part of the trap as Michael had no way to open a rift until Lucifer provided him with the spell from the Demon Tablet in "Exodus."
Linda is Kevin's mother and is first heard when she calls him about a test he has to take in "Reading is Fundamental." When Kevin disappears, Linda grows frantic and calls the police and is relieved when two angels return him to her. However, the detective she called in to help turns out to be the Leviathan Edgar and he kills the angels and captures her and her son.
In "There Will Be Blood," Linda is used as a hostage to force Kevin into translating the Leviathan Tablet for Dick Roman, but she is let go with a warning not to talk afterwards.
A year later in "What's Up, Tiger Mommy?" she still hasn't heard from Kevin and is unknown to her, surrounded by demons, keeping an eye on her and protecting her. At Kevin's insistence, the Winchesters rescue her and she joins them in their quest to close the gates of Hell forever. Linda proves to be strong-willed, withstanding getting an anti-possession tattoo easily while comforting Kevin (and also indicating to her son's surprise that it is not her first tattoo) and later using her knowledge of tax law to intimidate a pawn shop owner into telling them what they need to know when nothing else works. At the auction, when all else fails, she bids her own soul to save Kevin, though she is warned that she will survive though she will wish she didn't. She refuses the offer of angelic protection for Kevin from Samandriel and is captured by Beau and Crowley who burn off her tattoo and Crowley possesses her to get the tablet. In the struggle that follows, Dean tries to kill her to kill Crowley and he flees her body, getting the tablet. Linda survives, but is left catatonic by the experience, though Sam and Dean believe she will recover due to her strong-willed nature. However, the incident shatters Kevin's faith in the Winchesters and he goes on the run with her.
By the time of "A Little Slice of Kevin," Linda has recovered from her catatonia and looks for a way to strike back against Crowley by hiring a witch off of Craigslist to get the ingredients needed for the demon bomb. The witch brings enough ingredients for one bomb instead of all that Linda specified and betrays them to Crowley. Crowley leaves a demon behind to kill Linda as he leaves with Kevin, but Linda overpowers and captures the demon instead and calls Sam and Dean for help to rescue Kevin. She brings them the ingredients, Kevin's notes on how to build the bomb and the demon allowing them to locate Kevin and launch a rescue mission. While Linda wants to help, Sam handcuffs her to her steering wheel to keep her out of the way and out of danger. Kevin is rescued and Sam chides her for calling upon a witch for help. He and Dean call upon Garth to look after Linda and Kevin and he takes them to a houseboat he uses as a safe house. Kevin, wanting to work in solitude to translate the half of the tablet that Castiel retrieved, later sends Linda elsewhere, explaining to Dean that he can't enjoy the world he is trying to save until it is saved.
In "Trial and Error", Kevin reveals that while he sent Linda away, he still does talk to her on the phone, but all she does is cry.
In "Taxi Driver", Crowley finds Kevin, claiming that he captured Linda and tortured her for Kevin's location. Crowley states that Linda did not break, so he killed her and got the location off of her smartphone.
In "Devil May Care," Crowley claims that he did not actually kill Linda and that she wishes that she was dead and promises to take Kevin to her if he releases him. Unsure whether to believe Crowley or not, Kevin doesn't free him, but decides to look for himself before being stopped by Dean who tells him that even if Linda is still alive, she is as good as dead.
In "Captives," the ghost of Kevin returns to ask Sam and Dean to rescue Linda who he has learned is still alive from another ghost named Candy. With Candy's help, Sam and Dean track down Linda in a storage unit in Wichita, Kansas where she and Sam end up trapped together due to the demon Del who has been holding Linda captive and torturing her. Using her knowledge of electronics from helping Kevin with his school projects, Linda is able to get them out of the room they are trapped in and is devastated to learn of Kevin's death. After Del is captured, Sam and Dean let Linda kill him. At Linda's demand, they then take her to the bunker where Linda is reunited with the ghost of her son. Linda finds her husband's old ring, the object Kevin is attached to and decides to take him home with her despite the risks so she can look after him until he can enter Heaven.
In season 13's "Unfinished Business," the Apocalypse World version of Kevin reveals that his version of Linda died in front of him during the Apocalypse. Kevin has been promised that he will be reunited with Linda in Heaven if he suicide bombs the human resistance which he feels is his only chance to see his mother again. As a result, Kevin refuses to be talked down, though Jack and Mary Winchester survive the bombing.
Lisa Braeden, portrayed by Cindy Sampson, is a woman Dean spent a weekend with circa 1999. In the third season, Dean decides to revisit Lisa while he is investigating some suspicious deaths that took place nearby. He discovers she has an eight-year-old son named Ben, who shares Dean's cocky attitude and love of classic rock. Dean becomes suspicious Ben might be his child, though he is later assured by Lisa he is not. After Ben is kidnapped by a changeling who committed the murders, Lisa becomes aware of Sam and Dean's work. After Sam and Dean rescue Ben, Lisa indicates she'd like Dean to stay for a while, but he regretfully declines. In season five Dean goes to Lisa and tells her, when he is preparing to become Michael's vessel, whenever he pictures himself in a normal happy life, it's with Lisa and Ben. He warns her there will be danger coming but he will make sure she and Ben are protected. Lisa urges him to reconsider doing whatever he's planning on doing, and urges him to stay and have a beer. However, Dean refuses and leaves.
After Sam and Dean decide to go and confront Lucifer, Sam tells Dean he cannot try to save him, and he should go and live a normal life with Lisa. After Sam is locked in Lucifer's cage he keeps his promise to Sam arriving at Lisa's house. Sensing something has happened, Lisa comforts Dean as he breaks down in her arms. In the closing moments of the episode, Dean is having dinner with Lisa and Ben as Sam watches from outside. In the sixth season, she is shown living with Dean and takes Ben to stay with Bobby when Dean must go hunting again. After the local threat had passed, Dean moved them again, but had to return once Sam needed help with a string of shapeshifter attacks. Lisa admits that she knows he can no longer be always there for them, and lets him go, as long as he could return now and then to see them. This does not last; when Dean was turned to a vampire, believing he was to be killed, he went to see Lisa and Ben, but could not control his vampiric hunger and fled, but not before striking Ben. Lisa was furious and took off with Ben. Later, she called him while he was under the influence of Veritas, she was forced to admit that she was jealous of Sam because he had returned and she wanted to be the most important person in Dean's life. She is next seen in "Mannequin 3: The Reckoning", after Ben tricks Dean into returning. However, they fail to reconcile their differences. Crowley kidnaps Lisa and Ben in an attempt to force Dean to stand down in his pursuit of the demon and Castiel. Lisa is possessed by a demon and fatally wounded during the rescue attempt by Sam and Dean. Castiel heals Lisa and, at Dean's request, wipes her and Ben's memories of Dean. Dean later asks Sam to never mention Lisa or Ben to him again.
Magnus (real name Cuthbert Sinclair), portrayed by Kavan Smith, is a former Man of Letters who has caused Sam and Dean trouble directly and indirectly on two occasions. Magnus was a powerful magician who was so good at spells, he was made the Men of Letters Master of Spells right after he was initiated into the order. He acted as Henry Winchester, Sam and Dean's grandfather's mentor and designed most of the warding for the Men of Letters bunker. However, he felt that the Men of Letters should be more proactive, using their knowledge to fight evil instead of hiding it away and protecting it. Magnus' ideas got so radical that after he created the Werther Box, a vault designed to protect an important decryption codex but with a deadly alarm system, he was kicked out of the Men of Letters on May 16, 1956. As a result, he survived the massacre of the order by Abaddon in 1958. Crowley became aware of his separation from the Men of Letters and attempted to locate him to get into the Men of Letters bunker, but failed to find him. At some point Magnus changed his name from Cuthbert Sinclair to Magnus, the name the Men of Letters use while going incognito, long enough that he hadn't gone by it in a long time by 2014 and built himself a warded impenetrable hideout where he collected important supernatural artifacts and a zoo of various creatures including vampires and shapeshifters. Due to his proficiency with spells, Magnus was able to make himself immortal, looking forever to be in his 30s despite being much older. Several weeks before the events of "Blade Runners", Magnus tracked down the mythical First Blade and acquired it for his collection. Searching for the First Blade to kill Abaddon, Sam and Dean tracked down Magnus with the help of the Men of Letters files and Crowley and were able to get him to talk to them by mentioning their grandfather and the Men of Letters. However, upon learning that Dean had the Mark of Cain, Magnus decided to add him to his collection rather than help them and teleported Sam outside. Magnus worked to convince Dean to work with him and then attempted to brainwash him when that failed. Eventually Sam and Crowley managed to break in and while Magnus was distracted with Sam, Crowley freed Dean who decapitated Magnus with the First Blade to save his brother. A year later during "The Werther Project", Sam learned of Magnus' connection to the Werther Box while searching for the codex inside. Following the destruction of the Men of Letters, Magnus' creation had caused at least four deaths and Sam and Dean set out to disarm it and get the codex. They eventually discovered that Magnus had designed the box so that only all of the blood of a Man of Letters could disarm the spell and open it, but by combining their blood, the Winchesters were able to safely open it. After getting the codex, Dean destroyed the Werther Box just to be safe.
Michael "Mick" Davies is a Man of Letters from British Men of Letters, portrayed by Adam Fergus. When he was a young boy, Mick was orphaned and spent some time living on the streets. In an attempt to get some money, he picked the pocket of a member of the British Men of Letters and accidentally stole a cursed coin. The British Men of Letters saw potential within Mick and sent him to the Kendricks School. At the Kendricks Academy, Mick was best friends with a boy named Timothy. He was also classmates with Arthur Ketch who called them "survivors" when describing their experience years later.
One day in 1987, Mick and Timothy were pulled into the office of Doctor Hess, the Headmistress and one of the British Men of Letters Elders. In order to ensure they would follow the code absolutely, Doctor Hess left them a knife and told them only one of them could leave the room alive. While Timothy wanted to run, Mick reluctantly killed his best friend, per the code. This event would haunt him for the rest of his life.
In "Season 12, Mamma Mia", Mick comes to America to return Toni Bevell to London, where she'll face consequences after establishing that she's gone way off her original mission, which was to identify American hunters and gain their trust.
He first discovers Ms. Watt's corpse and calls Toni to inform her of his intentions, calling her a "bad girl". After Toni has a face off with Mary Winchester, Mick arrives with Castiel at her location. He insists that he and the British Men of Letters wish to work with the Winchesters and he even gives them his number, but they don't trust him.
In the car, he tells Toni that she must fly back to London, and that Mr. Ketch, whom he's already called, will take it from here.
In "LOTUS", Sam calls Mick for help with Lucifer but hangs up when he gets Mick's voicemail. Realizing that the Winchesters are likely in trouble, Mick sends Arthur Ketch to help them, resulting in Arthur rescuing them from the Secret Service and supplying them with a device capable of exorcising Lucifer.
In "First Blood", Mick is shown using a typewriter to discuss some of the events that were occurring in the episode. He is writing to his superiors, and he mainly talks about the Winchesters and American hunters in general. He is first shown trying to convince a hunter named Wally to work for the British Men of Letters. Wally's rejection leads Mick to remark that American hunters are "difficult". He then talks about Sam and Dean, who managed to escape Site 94, but they left survivors behind. He then remarks that it is Arthur Ketch's purpose to clean up "loose ends". He describes how Arthur took over Site 94 before the Government decided to shut it down completely. Lastly, Mick is shown talking to Mary Winchester, offering her the same things he offered Wally, but Mary shows interest instead.
In "The Raid", Mick leads an operation with several American hunters to wipe out all of the vampires in America. Within a month, Mick's operation wipes out two hundred and thirty of the two hundred and forty one vampires in the Midwest. After Mary gets Sam to check out his operation, Mick shows him around and includes him in a briefing of their planned attack on the final vampire nest in the Midwest.
Shortly afterwards, the compound comes under attack by vampires and Mick is shocked to learn that the Alpha Vampire is behind it as the British Men of Letters intel places him in Morocco for at least a decade. Mick is further shocked when Sam admits to having seen the Alpha Vampire in Hoople, North Dakota five years before. When Mary calls for everyone to show any weapons they possess, Mick has nothing useful and admits to having never taken a life before. While discussing options for taking down the Alpha Vampire, Mary has Mick show Sam the Colt, the one weapon the British Men of Letters possess capable of harming the Alpha. Sam is able to provide Mick with a ritual created by Bobby Singer to make more bullets for the Colt and Mick performs it moments before the Alpha Vampire breaks in and kills two hunters.
After killing the two hunters, the Alpha Vampire announces his intention to force Mick to contact his superiors and tell them the mission failed before draining Mick on camera. Before he can follow through on his threat, Sam and Mary return and Sam arms himself with the empty Colt. As Sam negotiates with the Alpha Vampire, Mick discreetly shows him the bullet for the Colt he has palmed and then attacks Sam in apparent anger after Sam offers Mick up to the Alpha Vampire in exchange for the safety of himself and his family. In reality, Mick slips Sam the Colt bullet which he is able to load thanks to a distraction from Mary. As Mick and Mary watch, Sam kills the Alpha Vampire with the Colt.
Following the battle, Mick berates Arthur Ketch who had been trying to recruit Dean in his own way and was thus away during the battle. Sam tells Mick that he is now in as despite everything that went wrong, they were able to kill the Alpha Vampire and Mick's operation is making the world a better place.
In "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell", Mick sends Sam text messages with cases for the Winchesters to take. As Mick calls him at the end of the episode, Sam admits the truth to Dean who decides to give Mick a chance.
In "Ladies Drink Free", Mick brings the Winchesters a werewolf case and asks to accompany them to get actual experience in the field. Though reluctant, Dean agrees to take Mick along. While the Winchesters talk to victim Hayden Foster's mother, Mick disguises himself as a doctor and examines her wounds, discovering that she has been bitten. Mick lies to the Winchesters about it and returns that night to kill Hayden with a silver nitrate injection as per British Men of Letters protocol, something he is visibly reluctant to do. After Hayden awakens and attacks him, clawing open Mick's shoulder, Mick uses the silver nitrate injection to kill her.
The next day, Mick joins the Winchesters in investigating Hayden's "mysterious" death, seeming conflicted by his actions. He later accompanies Dean to a bar to interrogate Hayden's boyfriend with his behavior drawing Dean's suspicions. Dean realizes that Mick murdered Hayden and is enraged by his actions since Hayden was an innocent sixteen-year-old girl and as a pureblood werewolf, could've controlled herself.
After Claire Novak is bitten, Mick advocates killing her while Sam wants to try a cure the British Men of Letters invented involving injecting the newly turned werewolf with the blood of their sire. As the Winchesters go to track down Claire's sire, they leave Mick with Claire, warning him that if he kills her, they will kill Mick. As Claire starts to turn, she begs Mick to kill her, believing that she will not be able to control herself. However, while Mick admits that all of his instincts are telling him to do it, he's starting to understand that his instincts are wrong and instead plans to tie up and sedate Claire. They are then attacked by Claire's sire, Justin, who kidnaps Claire and knocks Mick unconscious.
The Winchesters return to find Claire gone and Mick waking up. Mick tells them that they can track Claire as he slipped a tracking device into her coat. Finding Justin's home through Mick's tracking device, Mick and Sam attack Justin with Mick jabbing Justin in the back with a syringe in order to get his live blood. However, they are both quickly thrown off and Justin attacks Dean. Before Justin can kill Dean, Mick kills Justin with a silver bullet to the heart from behind. Mick is then able to remove the vial of blood from Justin's back use it to painfully cure Claire.
The next morning, the Winchesters thank Mick for giving them a win and give him a second chance as a result. Mick is amazed by Claire's survival and curing and calls her a miracle to which Dean agrees with him.
In "The British Invasion", Mick is haunted by memories of murdering his best friend Timothy as a child and visits the Men of Letters bunker where he spends all night drinking with the Winchesters after learning about Lucifer's child. The next morning, Mick receives word from Doctor Hess that they don't have time to convince the American hunters to join them and orders Mick to "assimilate or eliminate" them and sends her lackey Renny Rawlings to keep an eye on him.
Mick and Renny join the Winchesters attempt to capture Kelly Kline. While initially successful, Dagon shows up, shrugs off all of their attacks and escapes. Eileen Leahy tries to kill Dagon with the Colt, but she teleports away, causing the bullet to kill Renny. Mick initially tries to kill Eileen per the British Men of Letters code, but Sam convinces Mick to follow his own code instead and he orders them to go. Later, Mick returns to his headquarters to find Arthur Ketch and Doctor Hess. Having learned his lesson from working with the Winchesters, Mick defends the Winchesters way of doing things as opposed to the British Men of Letters code. Mick tells Doctor Hess that their code would have a young boy murder his best friend but he's no longer a boy, he's a man now. In response, Doctor Hess signals Arthur who shoots Mick in the back of the head at point-blank range with a silenced pistol, killing him. Standing over Mick's body, Doctor Hess announces that the experiment with the American hunters is a failure and they are going to kill the Winchesters now.
In The Memory Remains, Arthur sends the Winchesters an email posing as Mick to send them on a case to get them out of the bunker. He poses as Mick again later in a text message to check that they are in fact gone. When the Winchesters call Mick to check in, Arthur answers and claims that Mick was recalled to London and "has a lot to answer for" after what happened with Dagon so they will now report to him.
In Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes, Mary starts to get suspicious about Mick's disappearance as he hasn't responded to her phone calls or emails for weeks. Afterwards, Mary gets an email from "Mick" claiming that he is to remain in London for a few more weeks. Hearing Arthur talking about a package in the armory, Mary checks it out and discovers a box containing Mick's body, upsetting Mary. After finding Mick's body and finding information on hunters being chased by the British Men of Letters, Mary confronts Arthur who claims he was killed by a werewolf. However, Mary quickly realizes that Arthur is lying and in fact killed Mick himself since he was shot in the head which a werewolf is unlikely to do.
Missouri Moseley, portrayed by Loretta Devine, is a very talented psychic residing in Lawrence, Kansas. She was a long-time friend of John Winchester. Missouri first met John on December 17, 1983, when he came to her for a reading. She said it was 'a few days after' Mary was murdered. Missouri said she was the one who opened his eyes to 'what was in the dark.' John took Missouri to his house, hoping she could tell him what killed Mary. Unfortunately, Missouri could not tell what it was, just that it was "real evil". Twelve years later, Missouri returns in season 13's "Patience." Missouri, who is revealed to also be a former hunter, contacts the Winchesters for help when a monster targeting psychics kills her protégé. Missouri is able to help Dean and Jody Mills determine that they are dealing with a Wraith and she receives a premonition of her own death. Missouri sends Dean and Jody away to protect her granddaughter Patience Turner who is also a powerful psychic and allows the Wraith to kill her, having seen that this is the path that will ensure its destruction. With help from Patience, Dean kills the Wraith and avenges Missouri's death while also fulfilling her last wish to see her granddaughter protected. In the process, Patience learns that her father lied to her for most of her life about her grandmother.
Nick, portrayed by Mark Pellegrino, is a widower and Lucifer's primary and most well known vessel. Though Nick himself only appears in season 5's "Sympathy for the Devil," he plays a major role from seasons five to thirteen as Lucifer's vessel.
In season 5's "Sympathy for the Devil," Nick, who has recently lost his wife and child in a brutal home invasion, is tormented by visions created by Lucifer regarding the loss of his family. Lucifer, appearing in the form of Nick's dead wife Sarah, approaches Nick openly eventually and asks for Nick's permission to take Nick as his vessel. Though Lucifer can't bring back Nick's family, he offers Nick the chance to get revenge against God and explains his version of why God threw Lucifer out of Heaven. Nick ultimately consents to becoming Lucifer's vessel.
Subsequently, Nick appears throughout season 5 as Lucifer's vessel. In "Free to Be You and Me," Lucifer visits Sam in Nick's form and explains that Sam is actually Lucifer's one true vessel. Nick was just a backup plan and can barely contain Lucifer without spontaneously combusting which is not a problem that Lucifer would face with Sam. As a result of Lucifer's sheer power, Nick's body slowly degrades over season 5 as Lucifer's power burns him out and he develops ever worsening skin lesions. Several characters note the state of Nick's body over the course of the season with Castiel stating in "Two Minutes to Midnight" that Lucifer has to drink gallons of demon blood just to keep it intact at all. In "Swan Song," after Sam says yes to Lucifer, he abandons Nick's body for Sam's. Nick is left dead on the ground, completely burned out from containing Lucifer for nearly a year.
In season 7, Sam's hallucinations of Lucifer take on the form of Nick. In season 11's "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "The Devil in the Details," Lucifer manifests in Hell in the form of Nick despite having no vessel in order to communicate with Sam. In "Hell's Angel," despite having Castiel as his vessel at the time, Lucifer takes on Nick's form in Castiel's mind to battle Crowley when he tries to get Castiel to expel Lucifer. When Lucifer is yanked out of Castiel's body in "We Happy Few" by the Darkness, an image of Nick is briefly overlaid on Castiel as Lucifer is expelled.
In season 12's "Stuck in the Middle (With You)" and "Family Feud," Lucifer is revealed to be imprisoned in Nick's body rather than the Cage after he was exorcised from the President of the United States in "LOTUS." In "Family Feud," Crowley explains to Lucifer that his demons found Nick's body a few years before and Crowley had it repaired and upgraded so that it could serve as the perfect vessel and perfect prison for the archangel who was sent into Nick when Crowley perverted Rowena's spell to send him back to the Cage. Crowley's improvements keep Nick's body from degrading again and he remains a sound vessel for Lucifer without fear of burning out like Lucifer's previous vessels aside from Sam did. Although Crowley installs a security system in Nick's body to control Lucifer, it is reversed upon Crowley with the help of Drexel in "There's Something About Mary" and Lucifer gains full control over his vessel. After his escape, Doctor Hess shows Sam surveillance photos of Lucifer on the loose again in "Who We Are" and Sam believes her as he recognizes Lucifer's old vessel.
Throughout the second half of season 12 and all of season 13, Nick acts as Lucifer's permanent vessel. Lucifer is eventually killed by Dean in "Let the Good Times Roll," leaving Nick's corpse lying on the floor of a church surrounded by the burned impressions of Lucifer's wings.
Pamela Barnes, portrayed by Traci Dinwiddie, is a friend of Bobby Singer. A skilled psychic, she is bold and aggressive. Bobby calls upon her assistance in discovering what pulled Dean Winchester out of Hell. She holds a seance and discovers it is a being named Castiel. In attempting to get a glimpse of Castiel, her eyes are burnt out and she becomes permanently blind. However, her psychic abilities appear to enable her to perceive her surroundings. The Winchesters again seek her assistance in finding out why Anna Milton is able to hear angels speak. She expresses an interest in "dicking over" angels because one caused the loss of her sight. She places Anna under hypnosis, which restores to Anna her memories of being an angel. She is called upon one more time by the Winchesters, to help them perform astral projections of themselves. While doing so, she is mortally wounded by a demon, but as her dying act, whispers a warning to Sam to stop using the demonic forces within him. In "Dark Side of the Moon", the Winchester brothers encounter Pamela in Heaven, who is happy residing in her own private paradise.
Lady Antonia "Toni" Bevell, portrayed by Elizabeth Blackmore, is a Woman of Letters from British Men of Letters.
In "Season 11, Alpha and Omega", Toni returns to her home in London only to get a call that something bad is happening. She heads to her basement where she observes a bulletin board decorated with information on the Winchester family.
She bids her sleeping son goodbye and prepares to head out. Her servant gives her a few weapons before she leaves.
When Sam and Castiel return to the Bunker after the sun was restored to normal, she uses the angel banishing sigil on Castiel and tells Sam that she is a member of the British Men of Letters. When she asks about Dean, Sam tells her he's dead.
Toni tells Sam that she has come to take him to see the Boss at the London Chapter of the Men of Letters. She accuses him of playing with things - Archangels, Leviathans, the Darkness - bigger than he can handle. She soon fires a gun at him, leaving Sam's fate uncertain.
In "Season 12, Keep Calm and Carry On", Toni brings Sam, who she shot in the leg, to Dr. Marion to have his injuries treated, paying him with $100,000 to not ask questions. Taking him to a farmhouse, Toni explains that the British Men of Letters have kept Britain safe from monsters for forty years and want to do the same with America. To this end, she demands information on all of the hunters in America, their leadership and how to contact them. When Sam refuses to tell her, Toni has Ms. Watt torture him for the information, but he continues to refuse. Though Ms. Watt suggests bringing in Mr. Ketch, Toni refuses as she doesn't like the man and instead decides to resort to mental torture, causing Sam to have hallucinations of dead people in an attempt to break his mind. However, when Dean calls her and threatens Toni if she doesn't turn over Sam, she sends Ms. Watt to kill him. Eventually, Sam apparently commits suicide as a result of his hallucinations, but in actuality tricks Toni and briefly overpowers her. Sam nearly escapes, but Toni manages to lock him in the basement once again.
In "Mamma Mia", Toni uses a spell and potion to create a hallucination where she seduces Sam to get information from him. She is unable to get much before Sam sees through it and Toni resumes her physical torture. As she tortures Sam, Toni gets a call from Mick informing her that Ms. Watt is dead and he has come to bring her in as she's gone too far. Toni refuses to stop and captures Dean when he locates the farmhouse with help from Ms. Watt's cell phone and Castiel. Toni threatens to torture Dean instead but before she can begin, a resurrected Mary Winchester threatens her at gunpoint. Toni and Mary engage in a fight that ends with Toni cutting open her hand and mentally strangling Mary while Dean threatens her with Mary's gun. Toni demands the gun, stating Mary will die if she is killed and Dean pretends to comply. As Dean hands over the gun, he punches Toni unconscious, having recognized that she was using a Chinese mind control technique and that knocking her out would end its effects.
The group is then interrupted by Mick who explains that Toni's orders were to make contact with the Winchesters but she went too far out of her belief of their being a malfeasance in the American hunters. Mick promises that Toni will be punished in London for her actions and departs with her. Toni remains steadfast in her desire to get answers, but Mick refuses though he tells her if necessary, he will do what he has to do to deal with the situation. To that end, he has called for Mr. Ketch, something that leaves Toni visibly uneasy.
In "The Raid", Arthur Ketch has a drink with Dean and tells him that Toni's rogue actions were unforeseen by all but Arthur who "had a sneak peak at what a neurotic, overreaching time bomb she was." Arthur then explains that he and Toni used to date which Dean is not surprised by.
In "Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes" and "There's Something About Mary", Toni returns to brainwash Mary into being a remorseless killer for the British Men of Letters. Toni succeeds, but is lured into a trap and captured by the Winchesters. Toni informs them of Mick Davies' murder and confirms that her organization is likely responsible for the death of American hunters. At the bunker, the Winchesters are ambushed by Arthur Ketch and three operatives. After killing Arthur's men, a brainwashed Mary forces them to let Arthur go. Arthur then locks the Winchesters in the bunker, initiating a lockdown that cuts off all power, water and air which will result in their suffocation in two to three days. As Toni is a rival for heading the American operation, Arthur locks her in the bunker to die with the Winchesters.
In "Who We Are" Toni claims that she is the only person that can undo Mary's brainwashing to get the Winchesters to spare her. For two days, the Winchesters and Toni work together to find a way out with a magical solution ultimately failing. As the three are on the verge of dying, Dean uses a grenade launcher to blast a hole into the sewers, a plan that Toni feels is insane. Dean is then able to hit the bunker's manual override and save Sam and Toni.
After learning that Jody Mills has captured Mary, the Winchesters demand that Toni break the brainwashing and she finally admits to lying to them about being able to do it. Toni suggests the Winchesters run and watches Sam's rallying speech to the American hunters with apparent interest. Toni agrees to help Dean enter Mary's mind using equipment at the bunker and asks in return that Dean give her a head start before killing Toni so that she can have a chance to see her son one last time. With Toni's help, Dean is able to break Mary's brainwashing, but awakens to find that Arthur Ketch has murdered Toni while he was unconscious.
Doctor Hess, portrayed by Gillian Barber, is a British Men of Letters Elder and the Headmistress of the Kendricks Academy.
In 1987, Doctor Hess forced Kendricks student Mick Davies to murder his best friend Timothy as a test of Mick's loyalty to the British Men of Letters code.
In "The British Invasion", Doctor Hess contacts Mick and orders him to "assimilate or eliminate" the American hunters. To ensure Mick's compliance, Doctor Hess sends her lackey Renny Rawlings to watch over him. Following the accidental death of Renny at the hands of Eileen Leahy and the Colt, Doctor Hess personally comes to the British Men of Letters compound, leaving Britain for apparently the first time. After determining that Mick has become too much like the American hunters, Doctor Hess has Arthur Ketch murder him and announces that they will now wipe out the American hunters, particularly the Winchesters.
In "There's Something About Mary" and "Who We Are", Doctor Hess personally coordinates an operation to wipe out the American hunters. She suggests to both Arthur Ketch and Lady Toni Bevell that once it is over, she will place each of them in charge.
As her operatives prepare to strike against the hunters, their families and any bystanders, an assault team of American hunters led by Sam Winchester attacks the British compound. Despite being heavily outnumbered and outgunned, the American hunters slaughter the British operatives, taking some casualties of their own. Desperate, Doctor Hess kills a hunter and retreats to the control room to call for extraction, but the people in Britain can't get her out. She is then confronted at gunpoint by Sam, Jody Mills and another hunter named Walt. Doctor Hess attempts to convince Sam that they still need each other as Lucifer has escaped and Crowley is dead. After a moment of consideration, Sam refuses Doctor Hess' offer and pointedly destroys the computer she was using to communicate with Britain. Enraged, Doctor Hess attempts to shoot Sam only to be shot through the head herself by Jody Mills. The American hunters then destroy the British compound, ending their operation and threat in America.
In "All Along the Watchtower", Sam shares the intelligence Doctor Hess gave him on Lucifer with Dean and Mary. Sam is shown to believe Doctor Hess' claims as he recognizes Lucifer's vessel from the surveillance pictures Doctor Hess shared with him.
Victor Henriksen, played by Charles Malik Whitfield, is an FBI agent who pursues the Winchesters since the bank "robbery" in the season two episode "Nightshifter". He believes the Winchesters are serial killers responsible for the deaths that have occurred in various towns. He continues to pursue them when, in the season three episode "Jus in Bello", he finally captures them and holds them in a small town jail while waiting for a FBI helicopter to arrive. However, demons arrive and destroy the helicopter; one of them possesses Henriksen but is exorcised. Finally believing in the supernatural, he agrees to help the Winchesters as they fight off the demon horde. Afterwards, he agrees to tell the FBI that they were in the helicopter when it crashed. However, after the Winchesters leave, he is killed by Lilith. Henriksen makes another appearance in season four's "Are You There, God? It's Me...Dean Winchester". Lilith is breaking the 66 Seals to free Lucifer, and one of them is the Rising of the Witnesses. Sam, Dean, and Bobby meet the ghosts of people they could not save, including Henriksen, who tells them what happened after they left the jail at the end of "Jus in Bello". The ghosts terrorize the trio until they are put to rest.
Other supernatural beings
The Alpha Vampire
The Alpha Vampire, portrayed by Rick Worthy is the very first member of the vampire species. He was created by Eve and spread vampirism afterwards. When Crowley starts a hunt for Alphas to locate Purgatory, he starts sending telepathic messages to his "children" to create as many new vampires as they can. Dean sees this message when he's briefly infected with vampirism and the Campbells are able to use it to track him down and capture him. The Alpha is tortured, but eventually breaks free, killing Christian Campbell. After a fight, Christian, who is revealed to be possessed by a demon, gets up and injects him with dead man's blood, incapacitating him. Afterwards, Crowley arrives and takes him away. The Alpha is held with all the other captured monsters in Crowley's prison, but escapes before Castiel can kill him like he does the other Alphas and monsters in the prison. The Alpha makes a deal with the Leviathans to share humanity among both species with the Leviathan substance that makes humans more docile making it easier for vampires to feed. After several of his vampires die after feeding on infected humans, the Alpha flees to his retreat at an old monastery where Sam and Dean track him down. However, Emily, a young woman he'd held prisoner for twelve years, calls him to warn him that they're coming. The Alpha captures Sam and Dean who ask for his blood, explaining that the Leviathan substance was what killed his vampires and that he'd been betrayed. The Alpha refuses to listen and after hearing that Edgar has arrived, orders the hunters locked up. The Alpha confronts Edgar who confirms Sam and Dean's story, telling him that the Leviathans intend to use the fact that so many monsters feed on humans to wipe them out. When Edgar insults Eve, the Alpha attacks him, throwing Borax in his face, but Edgar overpowers him. Before Edgar can kill the Alpha, Sam and Dean, who broke free, attack and Sam decapitates Edgar. Grateful for their actions and understanding that they have a common enemy, the Alpha gives Sam and Dean his blood without a fight and allows them to take a young boy named Alan he has captured. As they leave, warning him not to keep Edgar's head too close to his body, the Alpha taunts them that they truly want to kill him instead of leaving it for another time and promises to "see you next season."
The Alpha Vampire returns in "The Raid" when the British Men of Letters begin systematically wiping out all of the vampires in America. The Alpha Vampire leads an assault on the British compound where he faces off with Sam who arms himself with the Colt, the only weapon the British possess capable of harming the Alpha Vampire. Sam offers the Alpha Vampire a deal where he can have the British if he will leave the Winchesters alone to resume the old way of hunting. Sam is then attacked by Mick Davies and the Alpha Vampire by Mary Winchester before both are defeated. Sam then reveals to the Alpha Vampire it was all a distraction so he could get and load a bullet for the Colt. Impressed, the Alpha Vampire calls Sam a "clever, clever boy" before Sam shoots him through the head with the Colt. As the legendary gun's power works on him, the Alpha Vampire briefly laughs and smiles before dropping to the ground, dead.
Rowena MacLeod, portrayed by Ruth Connell, is an immortal and powerful witch and the mother of Fergus Rodrick MacLeod, better known as Crowley (alternately known as king of the crossroad demons/king of hell). She conceived him during a winter orgy, abused, attempted to sell, and eventually abandoned him when he was a boy. Originating from Scotland, she claims herself to be one of the few natural-born users of magic. She was once a part of the Grand Coven, but was expelled due to her violent and forceful tendencies.
In season 10, Rowena attempts to restore her power base by recruiting women into becoming witches of her own coven, having to face the Winchesters along the way. She joins up with Crowley, intending to exert her influence on her son, though with Dean’s advice, Crowley eventually banishes her. Mother and son play a game of cat-and-mouse as they try to hunt each other down, but are forced to work together to release Dean from the Mark of Cain, a task only Rowena can accomplish. In the process, Rowena has to kill a Polish man named Oskar, the only person she truly cares for. After releasing the mark and unwittingly freeing The Darkness, Rowena escapes by turning Castiel against her son.
In season 11, still in the process of creating her coven, Rowena is asked by the Winchesters about a way to enter Lucifer’s Cage in Hell, so they may find a way to stop the Darkness; while it is successful, Lucifer uses the opening to escape from the Cage. Enamored with the archangel, Rowena offers herself to join him, only to get herself killed once Lucifer confirms that she is the only one capable of sealing the Cage. Thanks to a spell she placed on her body, she is resurrected and vows to take revenge against Lucifer by teaming up with the Darkness, whose vessel she restores. Fearing for her power, Rowena bows out of the deal soon after and joins the Winchesters, Lucifer, Crowley and God in combating the Darkness.
In season 12, Rowena is asked by Crowley for help in finding Lucifer, who was incapacitated by the Darkness earlier and now possesses a rockstar’s body. In "LOTUS", Rowena helps exorcise Lucifer out of the President of the United States and apparently send him back to the Cage.
In "Regarding Dean", Rowena is contacted by the Winchesters after Dean gets hit by a curse. Rowena recognizes the curse as one belonging to a family of druidic witches with whom she has a bad history and had believed she had wiped out. Rowena aids the Winchesters in killing the witches and breaks the curse on Dean, saving his life. While the Winchesters refuse to give Rowena the Black Grimorie, the family's spellbook, they promise they owe her "a little one." During the time Dean has no memory, Rowena tells him that she has had a change in perspective after witnessing the feud between God and The Darkness.
In "Family Feud", the Winchesters contact Rowena for help with finding her grandson, Gavin MacLeod who had been displaced to the present years before by Abaddon. Rowena aids the Winchesters in dealing with the situation by sending Gavin back to his own time to die against Crowley's wishes to set the timeline right. Rowena later tells Crowley that her actions were done to spite him for forcing her to kill Oskar in "Brother's Keeper".
In "All Along the Watchtower", the Winchesters attempt to contact Rowena for help in sealing Lucifer away once again only to learn that Lucifer has killed Rowena and burned her body to prevent resurrection. Both Lucifer and the Winchesters express a belief that Rowena is truly dead this time.
In "Various & Sundry Villains" Rowena returns as a result of the same precautionary spell as before, but has taken a longer time to heal because of the extent of her death. She's searching for the Black Grimoire because it contains a ritual that will allow her to remove the magical binding placed upon her by the Grand Coven and regain her full powers. She helps the Winchesters find the book after it's been taken by two sibling witches who hope to bring their dead mother back to life. They successfully get the book back and even though the Winchesters keep the book, Sam, sympathetic with what Rowena has gone through at Lucifer's hands, allows Rowena to take the page with the ritual she needs and Rowena is able to restore her full powers.
In "Funeralia" Rowena begins killing humans along with their reapers before their time, altering fate, in order to get the attention of Death, who she wishes to bring back her son, Crowley. The new Death, Billie, expresses sympathy towards her but refuses to bring back her son. Rowena wonders if she can be redeemed but agrees to help the Winchesters.
In "Unfinished Business", Rowena assists the Winchesters in finding Gabriel.
In "Beat the Devil", Rowena attempts to open up a rift to Apocalypse World, but the spell fails because the archangel grace provided by Gabriel is insufficient. Rowena and Gabriel debate why the spell failed and they then have sex. Rowena then works with Gabriel, Castiel and the Winchesters to capture Lucifer to use him as a generator of archangel grace for the spell. They then succeed in binding Lucifer and opening up the rift, but Rowena stays behind with Lucifer who taunts her, causing her to accidentally reveals that Lucifer's son, Jack, is in Apocalypse World. This motivates Lucifer to break free and enter the rift. Rowena considers running, but ultimately stays behind to keep the rift open without Lucifer's grace.
In "Exodus", Rowena uses the Black Grimoire to find a spell to keep the rift open. She manages to keep the rift open long enough for the Winchesters and their surviving allies to escape Apocalypse World without Lucifer. During the celebrations, Sam thanks Rowena for keeping the rift open long enough for everyone to escape, and she admits that she could not have kept it open any longer.
In "Let the Good Times Roll" it is revealed in a conversation between Mary and alternate Bobby that Rowena and the alternate version of Charlie Bradbury from Apocalypse world are "road-tripping it through the Southwest" together.
Portrayed by Emma Grabinsky as an adolescent and by Jewel Staite as an adult. Amy was a Kitsune who grew up traveling around with her mother. In 1998, they crossed paths with Sam Winchester in Lincoln, Nebraska. Amy killed her mother to protect Sam, with whom she had grown close. Amy re-encountered Sam years later. Sam tracked her down after she committed a series of murders. Amy then reveals that she had only committed the murders to strengthen her sick son Jacob. Given the circumstances, and their history, Sam agrees to let her go and makes Dean promise to do the same. However, Dean later returns and kills Amy. He spares her son, who vows revenge. Dean lies to Sam about Amy's fate but is plagued by guilt. The truth is eventually revealed and is a source of conflict between the brothers for a time.
Benjamin "Benny" Lafitte (Ty Olsson) is a vampire who was a vampire pirate during his first lifetime until he met Andrea Kormos and fell in love with her, leaving his nest and stopping feeding on humans. He was eventually tracked down and killed by his nest mates and went to Purgatory where he spent around fifty years before Dean ended up there after killing Dick Roman. Benny saves Dean from another vampire and makes a deal with him: in exchange for Dean taking him with him, Benny will show him a portal out of Purgatory. Benny helps Dean find Castiel, warning him that traveling with an angel will get them killed, but Dean is insistent on all of them getting out. After Benny saves Castiel from Leviathans, he earns Dean's full trust and Dean carries him out of Purgatory in his arm. On Earth, Dean travels to Benny's grave and resurrects him. The two remain in touch, but stay separate until Benny goes after his nest for revenge and to protect himself from further attempts on his life. After Benny is injured, he calls Dean for help and together they take down the nest, with Benny killing his maker. However, Benny is reunited with Andrea who he learns was turned into a vampire instead of being killed. She helps him out, but to Benny's heartbreak, he learns that she has changed and wants to take over the pirating operation herself and Dean is forced to kill her to save Benny. Needing something to keep him on the straight and narrow, Benny moves to his hometown of Carencro, Louisiana where he meets and secretly looks out for his great-granddaughter Elizabeth. Rogue vampire Desmond tries to get Benny to join him, but Benny refuses and Desmond leaves a trail of bodies to try to get Benny to agree, drawing the attention of insane hunter Martin Creaser and Sam and Dean. Dean and Benny hunt down and kill Desmond, but Martin tries to kill Benny, using Elizabeth as a hostage. Benny is forced to kill him in self-defense and is left in a deteriorating situation worsened by the fact that Dean soon afterwards cuts off all contact. When Sam gets trapped in Purgatory, Dean goes to Benny for help, knowing he can get Sam out. Benny agrees, telling Dean he feels he no longer fits in on Earth. Dean kills Benny who saves Sam and Bobby Singer from vampires and leads them to the portal out. However Benny, who never intended to return to Earth, stays behind to hold off a group of vampires and allow Sam to escape. Benny is last seen fighting the vampires. Benny finally gains Sam's acceptance with this self-sacrifice and Dean buries his body instead of burning it in hopes of bringing him back one day.
Chet (played by Sean Owen Roberts) is a Leviathan stationed at a credit card company. When a flagged alias that was registered by the Winchesters was used, Chet begins to hunt the Winchesters down, tracking them to their hotel room in Prosperity, Indiana. While he easily dominated the brothers, a witch that the Winchesters helped disabled Chet and allowed them to escape. Using copious amounts of chains, the brothers took Chet to Bobby Singers to determine his weakness.
While the brothers attempted to stop a pair of Leviathan doppelgangers, Bobby attempted to find a way to kill or hurt Chet. Nothing worked, until a Borax cleaning product used by Sheriff Jody Mills upstairs dripped from the ceiling; the chemical was significantly more painful and corrosive than anything else used, which Bobby affirmed to be the most effective countermeasure to Leviathans, in tandem with decapitation as long as the head was kept away from the body. Ultimately Bobby decapitated Chet who had at that time assumed Bobby's own form to taunt him and had Sheriff Jody Mills drop his head into a river while he encased Chet's body in concrete.
Chuck Shurley, also known by the pseudonym Carver Edlund, and portrayed by Rob Benedict, is an author of a marginalized book series Supernatural, which recounts everything the Winchester brothers have experienced during the show's run. After confronting him about his seemingly omniscient knowledge of their escapades, it is revealed by the angel Castiel that he is a Prophet of the Lord, and his works will become new gospels. He is also protected by an archangel powerful enough to force even Lilith to flee from its presence. Between the fourth-season finale "Lucifer Rising" and the fifth-season premiere "Sympathy for the Devil," he witnesses the death of Castiel at the hands of the archangel Raphael. Being the author of the Supernatural series, he attends the first Supernatural convention Sam and Dean were tricked into attending; when it turns out the hotel is actually haunted, he is forced to occupy the guests and the hotel staff while the Winchesters and a pair of cosplayers destroys the ghosts. When the hotel manager leaves and breaks the salt line, he dissipates the ghost with an iron post, while unintentionally gaining the affections of Becky.
Periodically during "Swan Song," Chuck is narrating about the history of the Impala, his script having the same name as the episode. He informs Dean of the final battlefield between Michael and Lucifer, despite the angels wishing him not to know. At its conclusion, while ending the narration, Chuck smiles and disappears into thin air, leading some to question whether he is merely a prophet that is no longer needed or is actually God. Castiel later states that while he doesn't know what happened to Chuck, he must be dead as a new Prophet was chosen in the form of Kevin Tran and that only happens when the old Prophet dies.
In the Season 10 episode "Fan Fiction" Chuck is shown to be alive as he reappears at the end of a play based off his books and comments that it was "not bad" when asked his opinion by the play's writer, Marie.
In the Season 11 episode "Don't Call Me Shurley", Metatron is transported to a bar that he recognizes as one of God's constructs where he meets with Chuck. After Metatron criticizes his writing, Chuck reveals to the shocked Metatron that he is in fact God, having taken on the form of Chuck Shurley to have a more hands-on role. God explains that after the Apocalypse was averted, He traveled the world but has grown tired of everything and intends to let Amara destroy the world while He works on His autobiography with Metatron's help. God gives Metatron several insights into His actions, confirming He resurrected Castiel several times to aid the Winchesters and revealing he "turned off" Dean's amulet's ability to detect him. He also shows sympathy for Lucifer, stating that Lucifer is not a villain. God is generally apathetic to what's going on on Earth, but Metatron gives Him an impassioned speech about how humanity is better than Him because for all their flaws, they still try. After finishing his autobiography, God has Metatron read it while he plays "Dink's Song" on his guitar. On Earth, God stops Amara's insanity infection and resurrects those who died as a result of it. After finding Dean's old amulet glowing in Sam's pocket, the brothers follow it to the middle of the street where God, in the form of Chuck, is helping those affected by Amara. The Winchesters are shocked to realize that Chuck was God the whole time and God tells them they should talk.
In "All in the Family", God proves who he is by transporting the Winchesters to the bunker and calling upon the spirit of Kevin Tran to confirm his story. However, the Winchesters learn from Metatron that God intends to sacrifice himself to the Darkness to save the universe rather than fight her. After the Winchesters rescue Lucifer, God greets his rebellious son for the first time in millennia and heals his numerous injuries from Amara's torture. In "We Happy Few" there is great tension between God and Lucifer, but the Winchesters get them to have a sit-down in which God admits Lucifer was always his favorite and he feels he failed him by giving him the Mark. Lucifer and God reconcile and gather the witches, angels and demons to aid them in battling Amara since Raphael and Gabriel are dead and God can't bring them back and Michael is insane. Together, they defeat the Darkness and God goes to transfer the Mark to Sam to imprison his sister once more, but the Darkness retaliates, leaving God mortally wounded. In "Alpha and Omega", God reluctantly aids the Winchesters in formulating a plan to kill the Darkness in order to balance the scales once he's dead. As God grows weaker and the universe dies with him, the Darkness teleports him to her location where Dean has convinced her to find another way. The Darkness admits she was jealous of no longer being everything to God and asks to have her brother back. The siblings reconcile and the Darkness heals the injuries she inflicted upon God, reversing the end of the universe. The two siblings then depart the Earth together for a "family meeting."
The Darkness, often called by her other name Amara, and portrayed primarily by Emily Swallow, is a supremely powerful primordial entity who has existed since before the beginning of time, predating both God and Death, who were of similar age. Sometime later, after her brother God came into being, he created the Archangels to fight a terrible war against her. Through the combined power of God and the Archangels, God sealed her away, not wanting to kill her, by using the Mark of Cain as both a lock and key. God revealed that he chose not to kill her in her weakened state as she needed to exist with himself so reality wouldn't be destroyed. Whilst the Archangels battled her and thus knew of her existence, she is so ancient and mysterious that the Demons and even the Angels, except for Metatron, didn't believe she existed or was locked away. However, Metatron knew about her and who she was, as he was God's scribe. Both Heaven and Hell thought it to be a "myth" or "scary bedtime story", told to keep others in line.
In the climax of "Abandon All Hope", Lucifer performs a bloody ritual to raise Death, and to bind him to Lucifer's apocalyptic bidding. In "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid", Death goes to Bobby's hometown of Sioux Falls and resurrects many deceased locals as undead; this include Bobby's wife. The revived at first appear and act normal, but soon take on feral states; this forces others to kill them in self-preservation. These events were an attempt to break Bobby, one of the few remaining influences keeping Sam from agreeing to be Lucifer's vessel. In "The Devil You Know", Bobby temporarily sells his soul to Crowley in order to locate Death. In "Two Minutes to Midnight" — Death's first corporeal appearance — Death arrives in Chicago to precipitate a storm which would kill 3 million. His vehicle is a pale white 1959 Cadillac. In a lengthy conversation with Dean, he reveals that this and other actions is the influence of Lucifer's binding spell, which Death wishes to break. He presents Dean with his ring, the final piece allowing the Winchesters to open Lucifer's cage and re-imprison Lucifer. "Two Minutes to Midnight" also introduces Death's taste for the typical, renowned, and often unhealthy local restaurant foods of the places he visits, which becomes something of a running gag.
Death appears again in "Appointment in Samarra", in which Dean attempts to convince him to retrieve Sam's soul from Lucifer's cage. Death agrees to do so if Dean performs Death's duties for an uninterrupted 24 hours. Although Dean fails, the Horseman still restores Sam's soul, regarding the Winchesters as "useful". He also forms a wall between Sam's active consciousness and the debilitating memories of his time in Lucifer's cage.
In season seven when Castiel proclaims himself God, the Winchesters summon and bind Death as part of a plan to stop Castiel; Death takes an instant dislike to him. He informs the angel that he is not God and that he is harboring something else within him, the Leviathans, that will soon break free. Castiel removes the Winchesters' bind and leaves. Death, of his own free will, creates another eclipse, giving the Winchesters and Castiel a chance to return the souls to Purgatory before they destroy his vessel. Castiel succeeds in sending the souls back, but the Leviathans manage to hold on and escape into the world.
In "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here," when Sam is dying, Death comes to reap him personally, intimating he considers it an honor. He also states that, he usually doesn't pass judgment, all Sam's actions were "well-played." Sam requests, and Death agrees, to make it so that Sam dies permanently, that no one and nothing can bring him back to life. Ezekiel, in Dean's form, interrupts them, however, and Death allows them to talk, saying that it's Sam's choice if he lives or dies. Sam chooses to live, ultimately, and Ezekiel possesses him in order to heal the damage the trials inflicted.
In "Brother's Keeper", Dean summons Death to kill him as he feels the Mark of Cain is corrupting him too much and he can't fight it anymore. Death is unable to kill Dean because of the Mark's power and explains that the Mark is the lock on the prison of a primordial evil called the Darkness and removing it without passing it on will release the Darkness. Death will only remove the Mark if Dean passes it on and when Dean refuses to do that, offers to transport Dean so far away he's no threat to anyone. However, he demands Sam's death in return as he fears Sam will try to rescue Dean and won't give up until he succeeds. Believing it to be for the greater good, Dean agrees and calls Sam to their location. Death tells Sam his reasons for wanting him dead, including Sam escaping him earlier. Death watches as Sam and Dean argue and fight and then Sam agrees to sacrifice himself to stop the threat of the Mark and the Darkness. Death gives Dean his scythe to do the job and tells him that if Dean doesn't kill Sam, he will. However, after being reminded of how good he really is and his love for his family, Dean instead impales Death with the scythe, killing him. Death can only stare at Dean in shock before crumbling to ash, leaving Dean stunned that he actually killed Death.
In "Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire," while talking with the Darkness Dean mentions having learned about her from Death. The Darkness is confused by his statement, telling Dean that she doesn't know Death and he doesn't know her.
In "Form and Void," a Reaper named Billie confirms to Sam that Dean did kill Death. Billie states that while Death was amused by the Winchesters' cycle of death and resurrection, there is now a single rule: "what lives, dies." As a result, when the Winchesters eventually die, Billie will toss them into the Empty where no one ever returns from to ensure they will remain dead.
In "Advanced Thanatology," Billie appears as the new Death. Billie reveals that one of the rules of the Universe is that the first Reaper to die after one incarnation of Death is killed is promoted to take his place. Having been killed by Castiel in "First Blood", Billie is now the new Death with her own ring and scythe and a new perspective on life and death. Billie later reappears in this new role in "Funeralia."
Dick Roman (played by James Patrick Stuart) is a billionaire businessman whose secret identity is that of the nameless leader of the leviathans. Shortly after they were unknowingly released by Castiel (Misha Collins), the leviathans infiltrated human society, with their leader murdering and impersonating the real Dick Roman. Dick is shown to have a hatred of demons that exceeds even his feelings about humanity, rejecting the demon Crowley's (Mark Sheppard) offer to join forces with him and telling the current leader of Hell that he might very well wipe his kind from the Earth. In "How to Make Friends and Influence Monsters", Dick visits an experimental facility run by a leviathan impersonation of one Dr. Gaines (Cameron Bancroft), disappointed by the newspaper articles stemming from the drugs used, and makes him eat himself. When his henchmen capture Bobby (Jim Beaver), Dick attempts to stop the Winchesters' rescue attempt, fatally wounding Bobby on their escape. Dick is later revealed to be after something from archaeological digs, and assigns Charlie (Felicia Day) to break Frank's (Kevin McNally) hard drive. Unknown to him, she cracks it, learns the truth about him and the rest of the Leviathans, and then teams up with the Winchesters to erase the drive and find out his plans. The Winchesters switch the item he was looking for with a Borax bomb that explodes in Dick's face. Realizing that Charlie betrayed him, he orders the building locked down and goes after her, but the Winchesters break in with the help of Bobby's ghost and Bobby holds Dick off long enough for Charlie and the Winchesters to escape. Dick has Edgar kidnap Kevin at the end of "Reading is Fundamental" and threatens Linda to get Kevin to translate the Word of God tablet in "There Will Be Blood". Dick correctly predicts that the Winchester brothers are planning to get the blood of the Alpha Vampire and of Crowley for the leviathan-killing bone described by the tablet; after sending Edgar on an ill-fated mission to kill the Alpha Vampire before the Winchesters can attain the alpha's blood, Dick summons and traps Crowley. Rather than kill the demon, however, Dick makes a deal with Crowley: in exchange for Crowley giving the Winchesters the wrong blood as part of a trap, the demons will get a free rein with humans in the world, excluding America, which is the place where the leviathans are currently targeting for its abundant food source. Foreseeing Crowley's betrayal, Dick also arranges for several decoys of himself positioned in Sucrocorp to fool the Winchesters into wasting the bone on a fake. However, Dean and Castiel ultimately find and confront Dick, whom Castiel is able to identify due to the brief time that the leviathans used him as their host. When the bone seemingly fails to work, Dick initially believes that he has won, only to find out that he himself has been tricked when Dean kills him with the real bone, sending him back to Purgatory. As an unintended consequence of using the bone, however, Dean and Castiel are pulled into Purgatory with him.
Djinn are a race of monsters appearing in Supernatural. Unlike common lore, they do not actually grant wishes. Instead, they put their victims into a dream-state where they play out a fantasy in their mind where their wish has come true while the djinn feeds off of them. Other djinn have shown the ability to instead place their victims in a sort of waking nightmare state where they hallucinate their worst fears before the djinn poison kills them. A bastard off-shoot exists as well that, instead of putting people into states where they imagine their greatest desire, they are put into a nightmare where they experience their worst fear. This off-shoot feeds on fear instead of desire. Both kinds of djinn, the regular djinn and the bastard off-shoot can be killed by a silver knife dipped in lamb's blood. Massive head trauma works as well as one djinn was killed by having his head bashed in with a golf club. While a djinn originally looked like a pale humanoid with glowing blue eyes and tattoos, later djinn have a human appearance and can blend in. Regular djinn poison can be cured using an antidote developed by the Campbell family, but the antidote does not work on the bastard off-shoot's poison. This is speculated to be because they are a different kind of djinn and need a different kind of antidote. Another way of saving a person under the influence of djinn poison is to wake them from their dream state which breaks the loop they are in and ends the effects of the poison.
In season 2's "What Is and What Should Never Be," the Winchesters hunt a djinn who apparently grants Dean's wish that his mother never died. As a result, Dean awakens in what is apparently an alternate reality where Mary Winchester is still alive, John Winchester died of natural causes years before, Sam is engaged to Jessica Moore and Dean is somewhat detached from his family though he has a beautiful girlfriend named Carmen Porter. While originally happy, Dean is distressed by his distance from his family and the discovery that the people the Winchesters saved died in the alternate reality without Sam and Dean there to save him. He is also haunted by visions of a young woman he found hanging in the djinn's lair. Dean decides to track down the djinn and reverse his wish, accompanied by a reluctant Sam. Upon arriving at the djinn's lair, Dean comes to the realization that he is not in an alternate reality after all but instead is in dream state while the djinn feeds on him. Despite his imagined family trying to convince him to stop, Dean commits suicide in the dream which awakens him in the real world where Sam finds him. Dean is able to kill the djinn as it tries to put Sam into a similar state and they rescue the young woman, the djinn's other victim, who survives.
In the season 6 premiere "Exile on Main St.," Dean is targeted for revenge by three djinn a year after quitting hunting in revenge for the death of the djinn in "What Is and What Should Never Be" who they identify as their father. Posing as Dean's waitress, one of the djinn, Brigitta, poisons Dean who experiences intense hallucinations, ending with an attack by the long-dead Azazel. Dean is saved by Sam who injects Dean with an antidote. Sam, who Dean was unaware was still alive, explains that he was targeted by the djinn too and was saved by the Campbell family. To draw Dean out, the djinn attack and kill his neighbors then give him a "double dose" of poison, destroying the antidote. Sam manages to bash in the head of one of the male djinn with a golf club while the other is killed from behind by Samuel Campbell with a silver knife dipped in lamb's blood. Brigitta is captured by Samuel and Christian Campbell and taken to Crowley who tortures her for information on the Alpha Djinn. Brigitta is found by the Winchesters, Castiel and Meg Masters in "Caged Heat" where she begs them for help. Brigitta is killed by Castiel when he destroys the monster prison.
In season 8's "Pac-Man Fever," the Winchesters and Charlie Bradbury investigate a case of people who die with their insides turned to jelly and a strange blue handprint on their arm. Dean discovers from John Winchester's journal that the culprit is a bastard off-shoot of djinn who are revealed to feed on fear rather than desire. The local coroner, Jennifer O'Brien, is revealed to be a djinn who has been using her job to cover up her murders for years by immediately cremating the bodies. Jennifer kidnaps Charlie and places her into a nightmare state where Charlie has to fight off an endless army of monsters to protect patients in a hospital, particularly her brain dead mother who losing is Charlie's greatest fear. Jennifer is found out by the Winchesters and killed by Dean. Unable to wake Charlie with the djinn antidote, Dean uses African dream root to enter her dream state where he manages to get her to let go of her fear and wake up. At the same time, Sam discovers that the most recent murders were committed by Jennifer's teenage son. Unaware of how to hide his kills and having just come of age, he drew too much attention with his actions. Despite being in a weakened state from the Hell Trials, Sam manages to kill the boy.
In season 9's "Bloodlines," the backdoor pilot to the proposed spinoff Supernatural: Bloodlines, djinn are revealed to be one of the Five Monster Families of Chicago. According to shapeshifter David Lassiter, the djinn control the South Side. A representative of the family meets with werewolf Julian Duval to forge an alliance in preparation for a possible war with the shapeshifter Lassiter family following the murder of family head Sal Lassiter by an insane hunter.
In season 13's "Scoobynatural," Castiel returns to the Men of Letters bunker with fruit from the Tree of Life. Castiel reveals that the Tree was guarded by a pack of djinn, most of whom Castiel killed before negotiating with the rest. Castiel notes that he thinks he is now technically married to the djinn queen.
Edgar (played by Benito Martinez) is the first Leviathan introduced in the series, taking the form of a demolitions expert and working under orders from "the Leader" - which will be later revealed to be Dick Roman - sent to lead in those feeding indiscriminately and to kill Sam, Dean and Bobby when they interfered on his plans. After observing the new system for feeding developed at Sioux Falls General, he torches Bobby's house and confronts the Winchesters, breaking Dean's leg and knocking Sam unconscious. Dean crushes him with a car from Bobby's scrapyard, but he is later revealed to have been unharmed and continues to pursue the Winchesters and Bobby.
After that, Edgar still worked underground under Dick's order, supervising Sucrocorp project. When the clay tablet that contained the Word of God was stolen by the Winchesters. Dick ordered Edgar to stop them, so he took the form of the detective Collins (played by Eric Floyd) and searched for Kevin Tran, the teenager prophet destined to keep the word. After two Angels return Kevin to his mother's house, Edgar easily kills the two. He later helps Dick force Kevin Tran to translate the Word of God for them and tries to kill the Alpha Vampire. However, Sam decapitates him while he's distracted and as a result of his betrayal, the Alpha gives Sam and Dean his blood for the weapon they are creating. Edgar is left to the Alpha with a warning to keep his head away from the rest of his body.
Portrayed by Kim Johnston Ulrich, Eleanor Visyak is a creature from Purgatory who is over 900 years old. She who was released from there on March 10, 1937 by a spell performed by H.P. Lovecraft. She possessed the body of his maid, Eleanor. She has been living as a professor of medieval studies at San Francisco University. She has a romantic past with Bobby Singer. In "Like a Virgin", at Bobby's suggestion, Dean visits Dr. Visyak to gain information about dragons and how to kill them. She has a dragon killing sword - the Sword of Brunswick (or Braunschweig) - in her basement, which is stuck in a large rock. Dean extracts it using plastic explosives, breaking the sword in the process. While visiting Westborough, the son of Eleanor, who saw his mother possessed by a creature from Purgatory in 1937, Bobby sees a photo of the woman and realizes that it is the woman he knows as Eleanor Visyak. He finds her in a cabin - one of her 'safe houses' - and tells her he knows who she really is. She confirms his suspicions, but denies that she killed H.P. Lovecraft. Bobby warns her that Castiel is looking for her. He asks for the information about how to open a door to Purgatory, but she refuses to tell him, and also rejects his offer of protection. As she leaves the cabin at the end of the episode, Castiel appears and takes her. A flashback of Sam's in the finale "The Man Who Knew Too Much" reveals that he, Bobby, and Dean found her, fatally wounded, in an alley. She recounts her tortured at the hands of Crowley and Castiel, and admits that she eventually gave in and revealed the spell to access to Purgatory, which involves the blood of a virgin and the blood of a creature from Purgatory. Eleanor dies before she can reveal where Crowley and Castiel are.
Eve, portrayed by Julia Maxwell and Samantha Smith, is also known as the "Mother of All". Eve was last on Earth 10,000 years ago. She is the original propagator of the majority of supernatural beings. She has been trapped in Purgatory, where the souls of the supernatural go. Eve is released from Purgatory in "Like a Virgin" by a sacrificial ritual. In "...And Then There Were None", Eve creates a being - referred to colloquially as the Khan Worm - that can enter a person's body through the ear and control their actions. She plants it inside a trucker, who goes on to kill his family. It then passes to one of his co-workers who kills 12 people. While investigating the murders, it infects Dean who kills his cousin Gwen, and then infects Samuel, and finally Bobby who kills Rufus while possessed. While possessing Bobby, it tells Dean and Sam that it was created by Eve, who intends for supernatural beings to take over the world. After acquiring the ashes of a Phoenix, said to be lethal to Eve, Sam, Dean, Bobby and Castiel take the fight to her in "Mommy Dearest". Eve reveals that her actions are purely a response to Crowley, still alive, and his capture and torture of her children. She speculates that he is after the souls in Purgatory, and claims that she was satisfied with the natural order of humans and monsters coexisting (with occasional bloodshed on both sides) until Crowley forced her hand. Eve dies after biting Dean, who had Phoenix ash in his blood, to which Crowley takes her body for autopsy. In "There Will Be Blood!," when the Leviathan Edgar is very dismissive towards the Alpha Vampire, he calls himself a "son of Eve," but Edgar calls the Alpha a "mutt" and Eve was "barely worth being called one of us." When Edgar calls Eve a whore, the Alpha Vampire is enraged and attacks him.
Dr. J. Gaines (played by Cameron Bancroft) is a Leviathan using the surgeon's form, although his original form was taken from a young girl named Annie. Under orders from Edgar, he killed the real Dr. Gaines and took his identity. Gaines is responsible setting up a system of feeding on patients at Sioux Falls General, thereby reining in the Leviathans' indiscriminate feeding. Gaines also appears to be the one responsible for conducting the experiments on Sucrocorp, modifying food to make humans docile, dumb and hungry. Gaines is "bibbed", a form of punishment where he was forced to eat himself alive in a bib under Richard Roman's orders, since his experiments attracted the attention of the media.
Dr. Hydeker, portrayed by Adrian Hough in his human form and Jeannie Epper in his real form, is a shtriga, a monster that feeds on the life force of children in Supernatural. Hydeker is immortal, superhumanly strong and fast and nearly invulnerable to harm with lore stating that shtriga can't be killed any weapon forged by God or man. However, he is vulnerable to consecrated wrought-iron rounds when he is feeding. In his true form Hydeker appears as a gray-skinned humanoid figure in a cloak with long clawed fingers.
Hydeker's first known series of attacks were in Black River Falls, Wisconsin in 1893. Hydeker targeted dozens of children and worked as one of the doctors treating the mysterious illness, in reality the children's bodies wearing out due to their life force being drained which ultimately resulted in them dying after lingering for months. Every fifteen to twenty years, Hydeker would emerge again, feed on dozens of children and then disappear again. In around 1989, while active in Fort Douglas, Wisconsin, Hydeker was hunted by John Winchester. While John was out hunting and Dean was playing arcade games one night, Hydeker attempted to feed on the life force of a young Sam Winchester. John returned in time to drive Hydeker away. By the time John returned from dropping his children off at a friend's house for safety, Hydeker had vanished again.
In 2006, Hydeker resurfaced again in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. John got wind of Hydeker's return and sent his sons the coordinates, knowing that Dean considered killing the creature that had targeted his brother unfinished business. In his human disguise, Hydeker was once again the doctor treating the children who had fallen into comas from his feeding. After Hydeker fed on the life force of Asher, the son of a local motel owner, Sam went through newspaper records to discover how far back the shtriga attacks went and identified Hydeker as the culprit through a picture from 1893 of Hydeker standing around one of his victim's bed with a bunch of other doctors. To kill Hydeker, the Winchesters convinced Asher's older brother Michael to help, knowing that Hydeker would target him next. As Hydeker went to feed on Michael, the Winchesters entered the room and shot him several times, but he survived as he had not yet begun feeding. During the fight that followed, Hydeker began feeding on Sam, but Dean caught his attention and shot Hydeker in the head, killing him. Dean then emptied several more rounds into his body which crumbled to dust. The life force Hydeker drained returned to his victims and they all recovered. The morning following his death, Michael and Asher's mother noted that Hydeker had mysteriously not appeared at work, a fact that the Winchesters didn't comment on.
Ghosts are one of the most recurring monsters of the week on Supernatural, appearing at least once a season. During season 7, hunter Bobby Singer became a ghost for a time after his death to look after the Winchesters and help stop the Leviathan threat. When he started turning into a vengeful spirit, the Winchesters were forced to put him to rest. In the show, there are several different types of ghosts that appear including Woman in White, Spectre, the ghosts of people who were evil in life, Death Echoes, Death Omens and most commonly, Vengeful Spirits, the ghosts of people who want revenge for a wrong committed to them in life. During the show, a number of ways are employed to put the various ghosts to rest, but the most commonly used is salting and burning their human remains. Generally when a spirit's remains are salted and burned, they go up in flames. However, sometimes this is not possible due to cremation and they are attached to an object that must be salted and burned too, sometimes an object that was a part of them like hair or a bracelet with their blood on it, or at other times something that was just important to them in life. Sam and Dean regularly use iron objects and rock salt shotgun pellets to battle ghosts as iron and salt repel them for a while. While it was initially unknown where ghosts go after they are destroyed, hunters generally believed it to be oblivion. However, its revealed in season 8's "Taxi Driver" that Reapers take the spirit to where they belong once the ghost has been forced from this plane of existence. In season 9's "Captives" and "Stairway to Heaven," the ghost of Prophet Kevin Tran and the Reaper Tessa reveal that the closing of Heaven has trapped all of the ghosts who since died in the Veil. This is rectified when Metatron is defeated and Heaven is reopened as seen in season 10's "Angel Heart" where the recently-deceased Amelia Novak is reunited in Heaven with her husband. Additionally, the Winchesters are twice shown to convince a ghost to move on rather than forcing them to though they revert back to their old method of dealing with ghosts in "Paint it Black." In the first instance, season 9's "Bad Boys," the ghost is attached to her young son rather than an object and the boy is able to convince her to go on. In the second instance, season 10's "Halt & Catch Fire," the ghost is haunting the Internet and there is no way to destroy him through the Winchesters' usual methods. Instead, the man's wife convinces him over FaceTime to move on.
Leviathans were first introduced as another primary "creation" of God—already including humans, angels, and demons—during the season premiere of Season 7. According to Death, the Leviathans were among God's earliest creations but were sealed in Purgatory because they were a threat to His other creations. Castiel accidentally absorbs them, along with the souls in Purgatory, during his attempted apotheosis, and the Leviathans free themselves. Once free, they organize a hierarchy with the Leviathan possessing the businessman Richard "Dick" Roman as the leader, though Crowley claims that this being has always been their leader.
The Leviathans are portrayed as virtually indestructible, voracious, and stronger than demons and low-level angels. They can shape-shift into humans, but to do so, they must use traces of their DNA. Leviathans not only replicate the corporeal form of a human, but also their memories and skills. They also have the ability to punch into an angel, killing it. Leviathans' weaknesses include magic, borax, and decapitation, though none of these are lethal. One way for a Leviathan to die is for it to be eaten by a Leviathan. They can commit suicide by eating themselves. Late in season seven, the characters find a tablet containing the "Word of God" that reveals a Leviathan can be killed by using "a bone of a righteous mortal washed in the blood of the three fallen." When this happens, the Leviathan liquefies and explodes.
In season seven, the Leviathans, led by Roman, plan to turn humankind into a farmed, Leviathan food source. They intend to do so through chemically decreasing their intelligence via food adulterants and curing their diseases, including cancer. The Winchesters put a stop to this during the season finale, with Dean and Castiel killing Roman, which, as a side consequence, sends them to Purgatory. Killing Roman, the only Leviathan leader that there has ever been, severely weakens the Leviathans, as they are now directionless. According to Crowley, they will now be regular monsters, albeit ones that are much harder to kill. The remaining Leviathans heavily involved in the plan for humanity are slaughtered by Crowley and his army in the confusion, but Crowley indicates that there are more. By season 8, all the Leviathans' influence appears to have disappeared from the Earth though there are apparently some still out there as it is suggested in "Pac-Man Fever" that they are responsible for mysterious deaths.
Not all Leviathans may have escaped from Purgatory through Castiel, as four were seen there during Dean and Castiel's time in the realm, attacking them. Castiel indicates that there are even more and states that they are relentlessly hunting him. One of his last memories before escaping Purgatory is of Leviathans chasing him.
Pestilence, portrayed by Matt Frewer, is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, along with War, Famine and Death. He equates to the Green Horsemen, and wears an emerald-embedded ring. He can create and manipulate infestations, plagues, diseases and other sicknesses.
Upon Lucifer's rise, Pestilence spreads Swine Flu on Earth. It is later revealed that the flu was spread in order to distribute the Croatoan Virus in the form of a 'vaccine'. Dean witnesses the effects of this when transported to the future by Zachariah- approximately 90% of the planet's population is infected. When the Winchesters track Pestilence, he is revealed to be vengeful for the defeat of War and Famine. Castiel defeats the Horseman by removing his ring and, with assistance from Crowley, the spread of the Croatoan Virus is prevented. The eventual fate of Pestilence is unknown, but it can be assumed that he survived his defeat, albeit much weakened.
Shapeshifters are one of the most commonly appearing monsters in Supernatural. While shapeshifter is a somewhat general term, members of the species have also been shown using it when discussing their species with others. In particular, shapeshifter David Lassiter called himself a shapeshifter to Ennis Ross in season 9's "Bloodlines" and proceeded to describe what it meant. Having a human appearance, they are able to shapeshift into whomever they like, living or dead and perfectly mimic their appearance. As seen on a few occasions, unlike most monsters, shapeshifters are not created through a person being turned but are in fact made through sexual reproduction with one shapeshifter parent and one regular human parent. Most shapeshifters shed their skin when changing appearances, but in season 9 a few were able to change form without shedding skin similar to the Alpha Shapeshifter, the very first shapeshifter. They are vulnerable to silver which burns them on contact and kills them when they are stabbed or shot through the heart with it. On camera, their eyes give off a glow referred to as a retinal flare which helps to identify them.
Unlike many monsters, shapeshifters are not hunger-based and instead retain human impulses and desires which they use their powers to act upon. As a result, shapeshifters that are evil consciously choose to be rather than because of some innate impulse. On a few occasions, a shapeshifter has turned out to commit a murder or murders originally attributed to ghosts due to their ability to mimic the dead making it seem like the ghosts of the people they impersonate have come back for revenge. While some shapeshifters simply cycle through different forms and never seem to settle on one particular look, others have been shown to have a preferred appearance that they use as their base form for when they are not impersonating someone. Its never made clear if this chosen base form is simply a preference for the shapeshifter or is in fact what they originally looked like. Shapeshifters do not appear to be able to sense others of their kind as the Winchesters encountered a shapeshifter in season 13 that could not tell that her ex-boyfriend, another shapeshifter, was impersonating one of her patients. She also could not tell which it was once she knew that he was.
A shapeshifter first appears in season 1's "Skin," Sam and Dean's first encounter with one over their entire hunting career. Having taken the form of Sam's college friend Zach, the shapeshifter had framed him for murdering his girlfriend and was targeting couples by taking on the form of one member while they were away and harming their partner. In the form of Dean, the shapeshifter attacked a SWAT team sent to apprehend it, effectively framing him for its crimes. In the end, Dean killed the shapeshifter with silver bullets to the heart as it tried to kill Sam. The Winchesters then used its body, still in Dean's form, to fake his death and exonerating Zach and everyone else the shapeshifter framed at the same time. The shapeshifter's crimes play an important role in the Winchesters relationship with the law, particularly as Dean becomes wanted for them once he is revealed to still be alive.
Another shapeshifter appears in season 2's "Nightshifter" where it has been taking on the form of bank employees to commit robberies. It comes to the Winchesters attention when former security guard Ronald Resnick shows them security footage which features the shapeshifter's retinal flare. An attempt by the Winchesters to foil its next robbery is interrupted when Ronald takes over the bank, believing it to be a "mandroid" with laser eyes. The shapeshifter ends up killing and impersonating several people while the situation escalates with Ronald being killed by a SWAT sniper and the FBI getting involved. In the end, Dean manages to kill the shapeshifter with a silver letter opener and the Winchesters escape, but with the FBI now after them.
In season 4's "Monster Movie," the Winchesters encounter a shapeshifter obsessed with old monster movies who takes on the form of Dracula, the Wolfman and the Mummy complete with special effects, confusing them until Sam rips his ear off by accident and realizes its shapeshifter skin. The shapeshifter indicates that a life of rejection for his nature drove him insane and he found solace in old monster movies. Ultimately, the shapeshifter, in the form of Dracula, is killed with silver bullets by a waitress he had developed an infatuation with. Playing up the act until his rather dramatic death, the shapeshifter decides that "this is how the movie should end" and is satisfied with his end.
In season 6's "Two and a Half Men," a recently-returned to hunting Dean works with Sam and the Campbell Family on the case of abducted babies which turn out to be shapeshifter babies with their father chasing after them. The Winchesters rescue one of the shapeshifter children whom they dub Bobby John and kill his father, but come under attack by the Alpha Shapeshifter, the very first shapeshifter and the father of the entire species. The Alpha Shapeshifter easily withstands everything that is thrown at him, including a silver knife to the heart and escapes with Bobby John. The Alpha Shapeshifter returns in "Caged Heat" where he has been captured by the demon Crowley who tortures him for information on the location of Purgatory. When the Alpha Shapeshifter won't talk, Crowley kills him through decapitation. Its eventually revealed that the Mother of All Monsters, Eve, was instructing her "children" to build up armies of their species in retaliation for Crowley's search for Purgatory.
In season 9's "Blade Runners," Magnus uses a shapeshifter from his "zoo" as a distraction and it is quickly killed by Sam. Unlike previously encountered shapeshifters, this one could change seamlessly, similar to the Alpha Shapeshifter. Later, in "Bloodlines," a backdoor-pilot for the proposed spinoff Supernatural: Bloodlines, one of the Five Monster Families in Chicago, the Lassiter Family, were shapeshifters. Following the murder of family head Sal Lassiter, the Winchesters work with a wannabe-hunter named Ennis and Sal's brother David to catch the culprit which turns out to be an insane hunter.
In season 10's "Ask Jeeves," the Winchesters are called to a house in Connecticut as the next of kin for their friend Bobby Singer who was left something by a wealthy heiress. While they are in the house, a series of murders begin, apparently committed by the ghosts of the heiress and her long-dead husband. The killer is revealed to be a shapeshifter when her shed skin is found. The shapeshifter turns out to be the maid, Olivia. Olivia was in fact the heiress' daughter through an affair with a shapeshifter. On a hunt, Bobby had killed the father and made the mother promise to keep Olivia locked up in exchange for sparing her. After her mother's death, Olivia escaped and sought revenge upon her greedy relatives. After a game of cat and mouse, Dean kills Olivia with a silver bullet from behind, but fires several more shots into her corpse, worrying Sam that Dean is being influenced by the Mark of Cain once again.
In season 12, a "nest" of eight shapeshifters are mentioned to have been hunted down and killed by Mary Winchester and British Men of Letters operative Arthur Ketch. Subsequently in "Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes," the pair are shown to have captured a shapeshifter which takes on the form of Mary and is tortured by Arthur. The torture greatly disturbs Mary to see.
In season 13's "The Big Empty," the Winchesters investigate a case with the Nephilim Jack of a man murdered by his dead wife. Originally they believe the wife to be a ghost and salt and burn her body, but discover more murders of people by deceased loved ones, all connected to a grief counselor named Mia Vallens whose patients are closed-lipped about how she helps them achieve peace. Sam discovers that Mia is a shapeshifter, but she is proven to be innocent of the murders. Instead, she uses her shapeshifting abilities to help people say goodbye to their loved ones for a final time, trying to do good in the world instead of evil. The true killer turns out to be Mia's ex-boyfriend Buddy who is also a shapeshifter and a psychopath who enjoys ruining the lives of people before he kills them. In a final confrontation, Buddy tries to kill Sam with Dean's gun, but Jack is able to deflect the bullet with telekinesis. Sam quickly returns fire, killing Buddy. In the aftermath, Mia promises to deal with Buddy's body and is left alone by the Winchesters due to her benevolent nature.
Vampires are Supernatural's most common monsters, appearing in every current season so far except season 4 though the species appearance in season 5 was only a brief cameo and in season 4 the Winchesters dealt with a shapeshifter whose favored form was Dracula. Supernatural's vampires differ greatly from common vampire lore, a fact that is pointed out in their very first appearance by John Winchester. In Supernatural, vampires are not affected by crosses or garlic while sunlight hurts, but is not fatal to them. In addition, vampires cannot be killed through a stake to the heart. The primary method of killing a vampire is instead decapitation while dead man's blood, literally the blood of a dead person, acts as a poison and sedative to them, though it is not fatal in the long run. Their bloodlust is very real and like mythological vampires they are driven to feed on humans. They can reproduce by feeding a human their blood or directly introducing it to the person's bloodstream. According to Dean Winchester, the time it takes a person to turn depends on that particular person: sometimes it can be fast and sometimes it can be slower.
Unlike most monster species, vampires can occasionally be cured and reverted back to their original human state. This cure requires the blood of the sire vampire and for the new vampire to have not drank even a single drop of blood or the cure is ineffective. As mentioned in season 13's "Breakdown," two other ingredients are garlic and sage. The cure is mentioned to make the recipient sick for a few days after it is taken. It was developed by the Campbell family of hunters at some point in the past and is referred to as "an old family recipe" by Samuel Campbell. Unlike the werewolf cure, the vampire cure does not require the sire to still be alive when the blood is taken. After learning of the cure when its used on Dean, the Winchesters put it to use occasionally to save recently-turned vampires who have not yet fed. While other hunters are generally unaware of the cure's existence or how to make it, the Winchesters have shared it with a few others while using it during hunts. However, use of the cure is rare as the requirements, specifically the need for the vampire not to have fed yet on even a single drop of blood, make it rare that a situation is encountered where using the cure is an option.
Vampires first appear in season 1's "Dead Man's Blood" where a group attack and kill hunter Daniel Elkins and steal from him a legendary gun known as The Colt which is rumored to be able to kill anything. Elkins' murder draws the attention of the Winchesters and their father who was a friend of Elkins and had never told his sons about vampires as he had believed the species to be extinct. John leads his sons on a pursuit of Elkins' killers as he sees The Colt as their only way of killing Azazel. Sam and Dean are able to rescue the vampires human victims and disobey orders to come to their father's rescue during an ambush. John uses The Colt to kill the vampire leader Luther, proving the legendary gun's power while two vampires manage to escape.
In season 2's "Bloodlust," Sam and Dean encounter a nest of vegetarian vampires that feed only on animals. This nest is being hunted by ruthless hunter Gordon Walker who wants to exterminate the entire species due to his sister getting turned. Though Dean originally sides with Gordon, he changes his mind upon seeing the vampire leader Lenore resist her cravings for human blood. Instead, the Winchesters help the vampires to escape and make an enemy of Gordon in the process. Lenore later returns in season 6's "Mommy Dearest" where she reveals that the influence of the Mother of All Monsters Eve caused her nest to return to feeding on humans. After giving the hunters Eve's location, Lenore is killed by Castiel at her own request.
In season 3's "Fresh Blood," the Winchesters come up against a vampire named Dixon who is trying to create a new nest following the extermination of his old one by hunters and the loss of his daughter. At the same time, vampire hunter Gordon Walker attacks in hopes of killing Sam and is caught by Dixon who changes Gordon into a vampire. By the time the Winchesters track Dixon down, Gordon has killed his "new daughters" and escaped and a depressed Dixon asks to be killed. Using his new powers, Gordon tries to kill Sam, changing a young woman into a vampire as part of a trap. Dean kills the young woman with The Colt while Sam manages to decapitate Gordon with razor wire.
In season 6's "Live Free or Twihard," the Winchesters hunt a nest of vampires which are targeting teenagers who are into vampires due to their portrayal in mainstream media. Over the course of the episode, which pokes fun at many popular vampire portrayals, Dean gets turned into a vampire himself and the soulless Sam lets him, something that later creates friction between them. Dean learns that the vampires, under the telepathic command of the Alpha Vampire, the very first vampire, are drastically increasing their numbers to build an army which the Alpha Vampire later confirms in "Family Matters." Dean is able to slaughter the nest and get the blood of his sire which is used in a concoction invented by the Campbell Family to cure him.
In season 7's "There Will Be Blood," the Winchesters come into conflict with vampires once again while going after the Alpha Vampire for his blood. During this time, they learn that the new Leviathan food additive which makes humans stoned and docile is also fatal to vampires. After the Winchesters convince the Alpha Vampire of this, he recognizes that the hunters and vampires have a common enemy at the moment and gives them his blood willingly.
Vampires play a major role in season 8, mainly through Dean's vampire friend Benny who has a recurring role. In "Blood Brothers," Dean helps Benny hunt down a nest of vampire pirates that Dean dubs "vampirates." The nest was what Benny had belonged to before changing to good and he seeks revenge upon them for killing him. Dean helps Benny wipe out the nest and get his revenge, though Benny is devastated to learn that the woman he loved was transformed into a vampire and became a monster. Subsequently, in "Citizen Fang," a rogue vampire named Desmond causes trouble for Benny when he begins murdering people to try to get Benny to join him. Dean and Benny dispatch Desmond, but the incident causes further problems for Benny. Later in the season during "Freaks and Geeks," the Winchesters encounter a group of teenage hunters that are chasing vampires that supposedly killed their families. Their mentor turns out to be working with the true culprit and setting up fake targets for them to hunt. After dealing with the culprit and their mentor, the teens are able to cure their latest target with the help of the Winchesters.
In season 9's "Devil May Care," a vampire makes a brief cameo when he is killed by hunter Tracy Bell before she is captured by demons working for Abaddon. Another vampire named Maurice makes a cameo in "Bloodlines" as the maître d' of a restaurant before an insane hunter arrives and begins killing monsters. Maurice later encounters wanna-be hunter Ennis Ross who shoots Maurice with silver bullets to no effect. Ennis is saved when Dean kills Maurice and explains to Ennis what he was. In "Alex Annie Alexis Ann," the Winchesters and Jody Mills come up against a nest that has been using a young girl named Alex as a lure for eight years. After Alex runs away, she is saved from her "brother" by Jody who calls in the Winchesters. Jody later realizes that the "mother" of the vampire family lost her real daughter years before and kidnapped Alex to replace her. With the help of Alex, the Winchesters and Jody are able to kill the vampires. Though Alex is turned, the Winchesters are able to cure her and she is later adopted by Jody.
In season 10's "Hibbing 911," the Winchesters, Jody and Sheriff Donna Hanscum come up against a small group of vampires who feed on a person's entire body instead of just their blood. Their former leader turns out to be the local sheriff who, after growing a conscience, left to try to protect people instead. The sheriff is killed when he refuses to rejoin them and the nest is wiped out by Dean and Donna. Dean hunts a nest of six vampires solo in "The Werther Project" to "take the edge off" of the Mark of Cain's influence on him. Later, in "Brother's Keeper", Dean hunts two vampires solo while under the influence of the Mark of Cain and having separated from Sam. Though he is able to rescue one of their victims, his rash actions get another hunter killed and finally convince Dean that he has gone too far.
In season 11's "Don't You Forget About Me," Alex is targeted for revenge by a man who she had lured to her former nest. The nest had drank the man before turning him, resulting in him killing his family in his bloodlust. The man turned the most popular boy in Alex's high school, who pretended to be her boyfriend, to help him destroy Alex's life before killing her. Though the vampires almost succeed in killing Alex, Jody and Claire Novak, the Winchesters come to the rescue. Dean kills the man while Sam subdues Alex's ex-boyfriend and allows her and Claire to kill him.
In season 12, Mary Winchester hunts a nest in "First Blood" when her sons are missing. Later, vampires feature prominently in "The Raid." As part of their operations in America, the British Men of Letters launch Project V, an initiative to wipe out all of the vampires in America. Now armed with a new weapon called the Anti-Vamp Device or AVD, the operation has killed over two hundred vampires in the Midwest, leaving just eleven left alive in the Midwest. However, the operation draws the ire of the Alpha Vampire who leads a raid on the British compound to stop them from slaughtering his children. Most of the British operatives are killed, but Sam manages to kill the Alpha Vampire with The Colt with help from his mother and Mick Davies. The few surviving vampires subsequently flee. The attack succeeds in ending Project V however.
In season 13's "Wayward Sisters," Sheriff Donna Hansum is mentioned to have become an avid vampire hunter and to have "killed a lot of vampires." Subsequently in "Breakdown," Donna and the Winchesters come up against a vampire named Marlon while trying to rescue Donna's niece Wendy from a man who carves up people and sells their parts to monsters in an online auction. Marlon proves to be part of the operation, picking out targets for the operation. When he is caught, the Winchesters are unaware that Marlon is a vampire and leave him with Donna's boyfriend Officer Doug Stover. Marlon breaks free and transforms Doug into a vampire. Doug is quickly subdued by Dean while Marlon is kneecapped by Donna who forces him to reveal where Wendy and Sam have been taken before killing him. As Doug has not yet fed, Dean is able to use Marlon's blood to cure him. The experience traumatizes Doug who breaks up with Donna over it.
Werewolves are one of the most recurring types of monsters on Supernatural. In the earlier seasons, werewolves are generally just mentioned in regards to old hunts or wrongly suspected as a culprit, making only a single appearance in season 2. Its not until their second appearance on the show in season 8 that werewolves emerge as a more common type of monster. Werewolves are people who can change their appearance to gain claws, fangs, fur and superhuman abilities. Unlike most common lore and portrayals, werewolves don't change completely into a beast. In Supernatural, werewolves can be created both through being bitten and through sexual reproduction. Supernatural features two types: regular werewolves and pureblood werewolves. Regular werewolves are the type that the Winchesters hunted in their earlier years while purebloods are the type featured in the later seasons of the show. Regular werewolves have no control of themselves and run on pure instinct. They appear to change while sleeping and the person lacks any memory of their actions. Regular werewolves are bound to the full moon for their change. Pureblood werewolves, which are from generations closer to the Alpha Werewolf, the first werewolf, are able to control the change which can happen at any time. Unlike regular werewolves, purebloods remember what has happened when they've transformed and if they choose, can control themselves rather than running on instinct alone. They can control their cravings and survive by feasting on animal hearts rather than human hearts if they so choose.
Werewolves of both types can be killed by silver to the heart and it is generally believed that there is no cure for being a werewolf or lycanthropy. John Winchester believed that killing the sire werewolf would cure anyone they turned, but this turned out to be false. Other hunters, including Bobby Singer, were aware of this and believed there to be no cure. In season 12, a group known as the British Men of Letters developed an experimental cure using the live blood of the sire werewolf which member Mick Davies called plasma therapy. It has to be administered during the early stages of lycanthropy and the werewolf cannot have killed anyone. Also, the sire werewolf has to be alive when the blood is drawn, complicating matters even further. Prior to the episode, the cure had only ever worked on rodents and even then only a single test subject out of ten. Their one human test subject died in agony, causing the organization to abandon work on the cure. During the episode "Ladies Drink Free," Claire Novak becomes the first ever cured werewolf and while the cure works, it is excruciatingly painful for her and appears to work over a protracted period of time.
In season 2's "Heart," the Winchesters hunt a werewolf in San Francisco and discover that Sam's new love interest, Madison, is a werewolf. The Winchesters determine that Madison was bitten by another werewolf who has been targeting prostitutes a month before and set out to try to save her. Following a theory in their father's journal, Dean kills the sire werewolf, Madison's neighbor Glen, in hopes of severing the bloodline to cure her. However, while sleeping with Sam that night, Madison transforms and escapes. With all other hunters stating that there is no cure, including Bobby Singer, Madison has a reluctant Sam kill her to keep Madison from hurting anyone else.
Season 8's "Bitten" is portrayed as a found footage episode following three young college students after one of them, Michael, gets bitten by a werewolf and transforms. Michael becomes a pureblood werewolf which the three learn by following the Winchesters around. As Michael fights his instincts which leads to him killing people, his girlfriend Kate tries to protect him while his best friend Brian seeks to become a werewolf himself in order to become stronger, something that Michael resists doing. Brian eventually identifies their professor as the werewolf who bit Michael and the professor confesses that after years of surviving on animals, he gave into his instincts and killed someone. Knowing hunters would come, he turned Michael as a scapegoat. Brian forces the professor to turn him and the professor is subsequently tracked down and killed by Sam and Dean. Before dying, he thanks them for freeing him from what he felt was a curse. Driven insane by the power he has gotten, Brian kills Michael and turns Kate to be with her. Instead, Kate kills Brian and compiles all of the footage he has been putting together into a movie to show the Winchesters that they weren't always monsters and didn't want to become what they did. The Winchesters decide to give Kate a chance and don't hunt her down.
In season 9's "Sharp Teeth," the Winchesters discover that their friend and fellow hunter Garth was bitten on a hunt and became a pureblood werewolf. Garth joined a pack of supposedly-friendly werewolves after marrying the daughter of their leader. While most of the werewolves, who prefer to be called lycanthropes, are harmless, a small part of the pack turns out be part of a cult worshipping the Norse god Fenris who they believe will bring about werewolf domination of the Earth when Ragnarok comes. The cult, led by Garth's mother-in-law, kidnaps Sam, Garth and Garth's wife Bess to murder Garth and Bess and frame the murders on Sam to spur the rest of the pack to join them. After figuring out the truth with the help of the pack's leader, Dean rescues the three and single-handedly kills all of the cultists. The Winchesters leave the rest of the pack be due to their peaceful nature. Later, during "Bloodlines," the Duval Family of Chicago are one of the Five Monster Families in the city. According to shapeshifter David Lassiter, the werewolves control the Gold Coast. The murder of shapeshifter Sal Lassiter by what appears to be a werewolf nearly drives the families to war. However, the Winchesters, wannabe-hunter Ennis Ross, shapeshifter David Lassiter and his ex-girlfriend werewolf Violet Duval discover that the true culprit is an insane hunter and prevent the war.
In season 10's "Paper Moon," the werewolf Kate returns as a suspect following several murders committed by a werewolf. Having worked hard to control herself, Kate reveals that she turned her sister Tasha to save Tasha's life after a serious car accident. Tasha refused to follow Kate's way of thinking and instead began building her own pack that hunts people. The Winchesters easily kill Tasha's two pack mates while Kate, after seeing the monster that Tasha has become, kills her sister herself before leaving again.
In season 11's "Red Meat," the Winchesters take on a werewolf case in a national park to take a break from their conflict with the Darkness. Unknown to them, the helpful bartender is the pack leader and she directs them right into a trap. The Winchesters manage to kill two werewolves, but Sam is seriously wounded when one werewolf shoots him with his own gun. The Winchesters rescue a young couple, Corbin and Michelle and are unaware the Corbin has been bitten. Chased by the remaining werewolves and dealing with the seriously injured Sam and Michelle, Corbin suffocates Sam when Dean won't leave him behind, apparently killing Sam. Though devastated, Dean helps Corbin and Michelle escape to a hospital where Corbin subsequently transforms into a werewolf and kills a doctor. At the same time, Sam, who was only put into a near-death state, regains consciousness in time to kill the remaining two werewolves and use their truck to return to the Impala. Sam arrives at the hospital in time to save Dean from Corbin who has become intoxicated by his new power as a werewolf, forcing Sam to kill him.
In a flashback to 1980 in season 12's "Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox," Mary Winchester kills a werewolf she has history with in Canada, saving the life of a young Asa Fox. The incident inspires Asa to go on to become a legendary hunter. In "Ladies Drink Free," the British Men of Letters have been systematically attacking werewolves along with other American monsters, using sulphate gas and silver nitrate to wipe out entire packs. As a result, a pureblood werewolf named Justin, driven insane by loneliness after his peaceful pack was wiped out, turns a girl named Hayden Foster to be his mate, murdering her brother at the same time. The action draws the attention of British Men of Letters operative Mick Davies who calls in the Winchesters for help. After discovering that Hayden is a werewolf, Mick reluctantly kills her with a silver nitrate injection as per the British Men of Letters code. In response, Justin turns young hunter Claire Novak to replace Hayden. Due to her emotional issues, Claire requests to be killed as she doesn't believe she can control herself, but the Winchesters instead decide to try an experimental cure created by the British Men of Letters to save her, a cure that has never worked on a human subject. As the Winchesters try to find Claire's sire, Justin attacks and abducts Claire, but the Winchesters and Mick follow him using a tracker implanted on Claire by Mick. During the scuffle that follows, Mick manages to draw Justin's live blood before killing him with a silver bullet, allowing the Winchesters to create the cure. Though Claire experiences excruciating agony, she becomes the first werewolf ever to be cured.
In season 13's "Wayward Sisters," Claire hunts a small werewolf pack that has kidnapped a young girl. Disguised as a delivery person, Claire kills the pack and rescues the girl before being called by Jody Mills to help as the Winchesters have disappeared. Subsequently, in "Breakdown," a werewolf is shown to be part of Terrance Clegg's online auction and wins the bid for Sam Winchester's heart. However, he never gets it as Clegg is killed by Dean moments later. In "Let the Good Times Roll," a pack of three werewolves is hunted by the Winchesters, Castiel and the Nephilim Jack. Castiel ambushes one outside of their hideout as he tries to smoke a cigarette and kills the werewolf with his angel blade. As the other two argue about the Kardashians, the Winchesters and Jack enter. Jack immobilizes the werewolves using telekinesis and Sam and Dean kill them with silver bullets without a fight.
Witches are magic users appearing throughout Supernatural. Some are incredibly powerful and immortal while others are weaker and less powerful. According to witch Rowena MacLeod, the Grand Coven classifies witches into three categories: The Naturals, the Borrowers and the Students. The Naturals are witches born with natural power and are rare, Borrowers are witches who gain their powers through demon deals while the Students are witches who learn either on their own or are taught by other witches, but lack innate power and do not get it from a demon. Due to the nature of the source of their powers, Borrowers are condemned to Hell as they have sold their souls for power. On Supernatural, witches mainly act through hex bags, a small cloth bag full of ingredients that acts as a medium for their spells. As a result, destroying the hex bag is usually enough to break a spell. Witches also often carry spell books known as grimoires. Examples are the Book of the Damned and the Black Grimoire which play major roles in the later seasons of the show.
As they are human, witches can die with the weaker witches being able to be killed through simple mortal injuries though stronger witches tend to be invulnerable to normal methods of harm. In season 11's "Love Hurts," Dean notes that being stabbed with a knife would only slow down a powerful witch rather than kill her. On several other occasions, powerful witches have scoffed at the idea of bullets harming them. In the earlier seasons, witches are more often than not killed by demons they have been dealing with than the Winchesters themselves. In season 8's "Man's Best Friend With Benefits," the Winchesters succeed in using a witch-killing spell learned from Bobby Singer in season 7's "Shut Up, Doctor Phil," to kill a hostile witch, albeit with the help of a distraction from a friendly witch's familiar. However, in season 10's "About a Boy," the same spell fails when the potion part of it is destroyed by the witch. Instead, Dean kills her by burning her in her own oven. In "Brother's Keeper," Sam modifies the witch-killing spell to be contained in hollow-point bullets. These new bullets, dubbed witch-killing bullets, are extremely effective against witches, killing even the most powerful witches who scoffed at the idea of bullets harming them. Seeing their first successful use in season 11's "Love Hurts," the bullets are used by the Winchesters whenever they come up against a witch, generally ending with the witch or witches being killed through being shot with the bullets.
Wraith are a series of monsters appearing in Supernatural that feed on brain fluids through a bone skewer that emerges on their wrist and is stabbed into the back of the victim's head. Through their touch, they can dose their victims with high levels of dopamine and cause them to hallucinate which makes the victim even more delicious to the wraith in question. Though they appear human outwardly, in mirrors their true distorted appearance is visible. Wraith are highly vulnerable to silver, the very touch of which burns them badly. Unlike most monsters that are vulnerable to silver, they do not appear to need to be stabbed in the heart with silver to be killed by it, just to receive a fatal wound due to their high level of vulnerability. Additionally, the weapon doesn't need to be pure silver with just a silver-plated object being enough.
In season 5's "Sam, Interrupted," the Winchesters are contacted by hunter Martin Creaser who is convinced that a monster is preying on patients in a mental hospital where Martin is institutionalized, framing the deaths as suicides. Martin is able to determine that they are dealing with a wraith whom the Winchesters unknowingly fall victim to, beginning to hallucinate due to the wraith's poison. Due to their hallucinations, Sam assaults a doctor he believes to be the wraith with a silver-plated letter opener and nearly kills the man before Martin stops him after noticing the man's lack of reaction to being cut by the letter opener. Dean eventually discovers that the true wraith is the nurse who admitted them to the mental hospital, having taken the chance to infect them at the time. After Dean and Martin stop her from killing her next victim, the wraith goes after a restrained Sam and explains that psychiatric patients are more delectable to her. As the wraith prepares to kill Sam, Dean bursts in and manages to kill the wraith with a silver-plated letter opener to the heart. The wraith's death ends her effect on the Winchesters who quickly make their escape.
In season 6's "Mommy Dearest," wraith traits, particularly their bone skewer, are amongst the monster traits incorporated by Eve into her newest creation that Dean dubs Jefferson Starships.
In season 9's "Bloodlines," a wraith named Marv acts as a bodyguard to shapeshifter Sal Lassiter. When Ennis Ross gets angry when Sal is served first at an upscale restaurant, Marv steps in, but is stopped by Sal while Ennis notices Marv's distorted reflection in a mirror. During the attack on the VIP club by an insane hunter, the man kills Marv by slashing open his throat and chest with handmade silver claws. Ennis later tells the Winchesters about what he witnessed with Marv's face and Sam identifies him as a wraith and explains how mirrors and cameras can sometimes reveal a monster.
In season 12's "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell," a wraith is amongst the monsters Dean kills with a wire-wrapped baseball bat while on a hunt assigned in secret by British Men of Letters operative Mick Davies.
In season 13's "Patience," the Winchesters are called by psychic Missouri Moseley after a monster starts targeting psychics. The case is investigated by Dean and Jody Mills who determine with Missouri's help that the culprit is a wraith. The wraith turns out to have gotten a taste for psychics after feeding on one in a mental hospital. After killing Missouri, the wraith targets her psychic granddaughter Patience Turner who manages to escape. The wraith later captures Patience who is located by Dean and Jody with the help of Patience's father James. As the group arrives, Patience experiences a premonition of the wraith killing them one by one and manages to warn each in time to prevent their deaths. After a struggle, Dean manages to kill the wraith by stabbing it in the side with Jody's silver knife.
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