History Characters / SupernaturalTheWinchesters

10th Jan '18 9:05:19 AM AndreaTx
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* OlderThanTheyLook/ YoungerThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:When Mary is resurrected in season 12, she's chronologically in her early 60s. However, she died in her late 20s so it makes since that she doesn't look like a sixty year old. However, the show used the same actor from season 1 and the actress is now in her mid-40s and does not look like a 20-something year old. This makes Mary both older and younger than she looks.]]
5th Dec '17 12:14:17 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BadassGrandpa: He may be Sam and Dean's grandfather but that doesn't stop him from kicking ass.



* OldMaster: He may be Sam and Dean's grandfather but that doesn't stop him from kicking ass. He's got decades of experience over them.



* ActionDad: Henry was a Man of Letters. He was a very intelligent man who could also be considered a BadassGrandpa as he is the paternal grandfather of Sam and Dean (and Adam).

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* ActionDad: Henry was a Man of Letters. He was a very intelligent man who could also be considered a BadassGrandpa as he is and the paternal grandfather of Sam and Dean (and Adam).



* BadassGrandpa: He is Sam and Dean's grandfather, but he himself [[ItMakesSenseInContext isn't old as he time-traveled to meet them]].



* TeamDad: Henry is ThePatriarch of the Winchester family as he is the father of John as well as a BadassGrandpa to Sam, Dean and Adam.

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* TeamDad: Henry is ThePatriarch of the Winchester family as he is the father of John as well as a BadassGrandpa grandfather to Sam, Dean and Adam.
15th Nov '17 7:06:53 AM TriumphantMagician
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* TraumaCongaLine: Every one of his appearances on the show puts him through the ringer. In pilot alone, his house burns down, his wife dies before his eyes, his understanding of the world is destroyed, and he has two sons (one of whom is an infant) to look after.

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* TraumaCongaLine: Every one of his appearances on the show puts him through the ringer. In pilot alone, his house burns down, his wife dies before his eyes, his understanding of the world is destroyed, and he has two sons (one of whom is an infant) to look after.
11th Nov '17 11:21:19 PM karategal
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:At the end of season two, when John escapes Hell and his soul finds peace in Heaven.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:At the end of season two, Season 2, when John escapes Hell and his soul finds peace in Heaven.]]



* OlderAndWiser: When we meet John in Season 1, its clear he's changed from he was when the boys are growing up. While still possessing several of his flaws, he nevertheless acknowledges that he has made mistakes during his life and tries to move past them. Both sides of John are notably different to the man he was when in his twenties (as shown in Season Four and Five)

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* OlderAndWiser: When we meet John in Season 1, its clear he's changed from he was when the boys are growing up. While still possessing several of his flaws, he nevertheless acknowledges that he has made mistakes during his life and tries to move past them. Both sides of John are notably different to the man he was when in his twenties (as shown in Season Four Seasons 4 and Five)5).



* TookALevelInKindness: See OlderAndWiser. While still possessing many of the same flaws as before, it is clear by the first Season that John's grown from the man he was when Sam and Dean were children, and has come to realise and feel guilty for many of mistakes he made during that time. Its best demonstrated in "Salvation" when he gets called out by Dean and his response is to admit that Dean's right and tell he's sorry.
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: John seemed to have picked up or inherited the ParentalNeglect and ParentalAbandonment trait from his own father before him, Henry Winchester. Henry and John were both commited to their missions. Henry was a legacy and committed to being a Man of Letters while John was committed to being a hunter and killing monsters. This led to both of them abandoning their children. The difference between the two however is that Henry accidentally abandoned John because he got stuck in TimeTravel while John chose to abandon his children. The funny thing is that like his son Sam, who resented him for being a bad father and abandoning Dean and him as children, John also strongly resented and hated Henry for essentially doing the same thing by abandoning him as a child.

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* TookALevelInKindness: See OlderAndWiser. While still possessing many of the same flaws as before, it is clear by the first Season season that John's grown from the man he was when Sam and Dean were children, and has come to realise and feel guilty for many of mistakes he made during that time. Its best demonstrated in "Salvation" when he gets called out by Dean and his response is to admit that Dean's right and tell he's sorry.
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: John seemed to have picked up or inherited the ParentalNeglect and ParentalAbandonment trait from his own father before him, Henry Winchester. Henry and John were both commited committed to their missions. Henry was a legacy and committed to being a Man of Letters while John was committed to being a hunter and killing monsters. This led to both of them abandoning their children. The difference between the two however is that Henry accidentally abandoned John because he got stuck in TimeTravel while John chose to abandon his children. The funny thing is that like his son Sam, who resented him for being a bad father and abandoning Dean and him as children, John also strongly resented and hated Henry for essentially doing the same thing by abandoning him as a child.



* ActionGirlfriend: While John was still a sweet, kind and innocent person who was a military soldier and came from a family of mechanics, [[spoiler:Mary was busy kicking monster ass as a hunter.]]
* ActionMom: [[spoiler:Averted at first, since Mary had already quit the hunting life when she became a mom. However, this is played straight when she is resurrected in season 11 and proceeds to kick ass with her grownup children, now that there's no more masquerade to hold.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: The Darkness brings her back as thanks for Dean in helping her at the end of season 11. It is very, very unexpected, even those who have grown to accept the show's cheap outlook of death, since Mary has never been brought to life before, unlike her husband and sons.]]

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* ActionGirlfriend: While John was still a sweet, kind kind, and innocent person who was a military soldier and came from a family of mechanics, [[spoiler:Mary was busy kicking monster ass as a hunter.]]
* ActionMom: [[spoiler:Averted at first, since Mary had already quit the hunting life when she became a mom. However, this is played straight when she is resurrected in season Season 11 and proceeds to kick ass with her grownup children, now that there's no more masquerade to hold.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: The Darkness brings her back as thanks for Dean in helping her at the end of season Season 11. It is very, very unexpected, even those who have grown to accept the show's cheap outlook of death, since Mary has never been brought to life before, unlike her husband and sons.]]



* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:From growing up in a life she hates (the hunting world), to having Azazel murder both of her parents, to having Azazel kill John only for Mary to have to make a deal and sell her future son's life (Sam) away in return of bringing John back from the dead]] and eventually suffering a very tragic fate when Azazel kills her by pinning her up to the ceiling and slitting her stomach open in her own son's nursery, Mary's life being considered tragic is an UNDERSTATEMENT. Mary's tragic life and fate ended up extending to her husband and her sons. [[spoiler: This is somewhat relieved when she is resurrected in season 11, though that doesn't mean her second life is all rainbows either, being a Winchester and all.]]
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: After Mary's death, John became the Brooding Boy to the boys's image of her as a motherly Gentle Girl. When the couple's time together is actually shown, however, John is revealed to have been closer to a Gentle Boy, while Mary is too goal-oriented and fierce to be labeled simply a Brooding Girl or a Gentle one.

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* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:From growing up in a life she hates (the hunting world), to having Azazel murder both of her parents, to having Azazel kill John only for Mary to have to make a deal and sell her future son's life (Sam) away in return of bringing John back from the dead]] and eventually suffering a very tragic fate when Azazel kills her by pinning her up to the ceiling and slitting her stomach open in her own son's nursery, Mary's life being considered tragic is an UNDERSTATEMENT. Mary's tragic life and fate ended up extending to her husband and her sons. [[spoiler: This is somewhat relieved when she is resurrected in season Season 11, though that doesn't mean her second life is all rainbows either, being a Winchester and all.]]
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: After Mary's death, John became the Brooding Boy to the boys's boys' image of her as a motherly Gentle Girl. When the couple's time together is actually shown, however, John is revealed to have been closer to a Gentle Boy, while Mary is too goal-oriented and fierce to be labeled simply a Brooding Girl or a Gentle one.



* DisposableWoman: Mary is already deceased prior to the Pilot episode. [[spoiler: Which just makes her resurrection in season 11 all the more surprising.]]
* DoomedByCanon: This was expected since according to a flashback in Season 4, [[spoiler:Mary had basically sold her soul, her life and her son (Sam) to Azazel all so she could bring John back from the dead and live the normal life that she had craved. A decade after she made that deal, it was game over for Mary.]]

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* DisposableWoman: Mary is already deceased prior to the Pilot episode. [[spoiler: Which just makes her resurrection in season Season 11 all the more surprising.]]
* DoomedByCanon: This was expected since according to a flashback in Season 4, [[spoiler:Mary had basically sold her soul, her life life, and her son (Sam) to Azazel all so she could bring John back from the dead and live the normal life that she had craved. A decade after she made that deal, it was game over for Mary.]]



* FishOutofTemporalWater: [[spoiler:When Mary is brought back to life in season 11, she does not know how any of the technology works and struggles to relate to her now adult children.]]

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* FishOutofTemporalWater: [[spoiler:When Mary is brought back to life in season Season 11, she does not know how any of the technology works and struggles to relate to her now adult children.]]



* LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Azazel had killed John back in '73 and Mary made a deal with Azazel to bring him back from the dead. She didn't realize that she had sold her future son, Sam's life to Azazel all so that she could have John back, or that it would ultimately get her killed. Her love for John is played up again in season 12 by the British Men of Letters, who use it to send her to the deep end.]]

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* LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Azazel had killed John back in '73 and Mary made a deal with Azazel to bring him back from the dead. She didn't realize that she had sold her future son, Sam's life to Azazel all so that she could have John back, or that it would ultimately get her killed. Her love for John is played up again in season Season 12 by the British Men of Letters, who use it to send her to the deep end.]]



** [[spoiler: In the season 12 finale, she ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punches Lucifer with brass knuckles]]'' to make him get away from her children.]]
* MissingMom: To Sam and Dean. She was killed when Sam was six months old and Dean four years old. [[spoiler: She's back for them in season 12...only to disappear again in the finale when she's trapped in the alternate universe.]]

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** [[spoiler: In the season Season 12 finale, she ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punches Lucifer with brass knuckles]]'' to make him get away from her children.]]
* MissingMom: To Sam and Dean. She was killed when Sam was six months old and Dean four years old. [[spoiler: She's back for them in season 12...Season 12... only to disappear again in the finale when she's trapped in the alternate universe.]]



* ParentsAsPeople: [[spoiler: In season 12. She tries to take care of her children, but she's still dealing with the painful loss of John, her guilt of letting her family becoming screwed up, not to mention the fact that Sam and Dean are now adults. Eventually, she goes to drastic measures when she makes a deal with the British Men of Letters, which just makes things worse for everybody involved.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: She dies in the first episode, but due to ghosts, TimeTravel, and other shenanigans, she still makes a number of appearances. [[spoiler: She graduates from posthumous to alive permanently as of season 11.]]

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* ParentsAsPeople: [[spoiler: In season Season 12. She tries to take care of her children, but she's still dealing with the painful loss of John, her guilt of letting her family becoming screwed up, not to mention the fact that Sam and Dean are now adults. Eventually, she goes to drastic measures when she makes a deal with the British Men of Letters, which just makes things worse for everybody involved.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: She dies in the first episode, but due to ghosts, TimeTravel, and other shenanigans, she still makes a number of appearances. [[spoiler: She graduates from posthumous to alive permanently as of season Season 11.]]



* TrappedInAnotherWorld: [[spoiler: In the season 12 finale, Mary is trapped in the post-apocalyptic alternate universe. [[OhCrap With a pissed off Lucifer for company]].]]
* TraumaCongaLine: Oh dear. Mary has endured so much pain, loss and tragedy in her life.
* UnwantedRevival: [[spoiler:Mary implies that she was in Heaven and her version of heaven included her husband, her kids, 4 years old and six months old, and no hunting. She's not happy to be back topside and actually seems traumatized by the resurrection which pitches her headlong back into the world she made a demon deal to escape.]]

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* TrappedInAnotherWorld: [[spoiler: In the season Season 12 finale, Mary is trapped in the post-apocalyptic alternate universe. [[OhCrap With a pissed off Lucifer for company]].]]
* TraumaCongaLine: Oh dear. Mary has endured so much pain, loss loss, and tragedy in her life.
* UnwantedRevival: [[spoiler:Mary implies that she was in Heaven and her version of heaven included her husband, her kids, 4 years old 4-years-old and six months old, 6-months-old, and no hunting. She's not happy to be back topside and actually seems traumatized by the resurrection which pitches her headlong back into the world she made a demon deal to escape.]]



* BirdsOfAFeather: Adam seemed to have a very similar life to his older half brother Sam before Sam embraced hunting.

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* BirdsOfAFeather: Adam seemed to have a very similar life to his older half brother half-brother Sam before Sam embraced hunting.



* CainAndAbelAndSeth: After over twenty years, Sam and Dean find out that Adam is their paternal half-brother. Their father had Adam several years after their mother died, whom he kept from the hunter's life to protect him. The brothers immediately argue about whether to train him or to spare him from their life. It turns out [[spoiler:he's already been killed in revenge against their father, and they've been dealing with a ghoul.]] When Adam eventually makes another appearance in season five as himself, after he's [[spoiler:been brought back from the dead as bait or a possible alternative for Michael, he doesn't get along with either of the brothers that never knew about him. In Season six, when Dean's given the option to either save Sam's soul from eternal torment in Lucifer's cage or rescue Adam's from the same place, Dean unsurprisingly doesn't even hesitate in choosing Sam.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: We met him briefly in season 4. He turns out to be a lot more important later on.

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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: After over twenty years, Sam and Dean find out that Adam is their paternal half-brother. Their father had Adam several years after their mother died, whom he kept from the hunter's life to protect him. The brothers immediately argue about whether to train him or to spare him from their life. It turns out [[spoiler:he's already been killed in revenge against their father, and they've been dealing with a ghoul.]] When Adam eventually makes another appearance in season five Season 5 as himself, after he's [[spoiler:been brought back from the dead as bait or a possible alternative for Michael, he doesn't get along with either of the brothers that never knew about him. In Season six, 6, when Dean's given the option to either save Sam's soul from eternal torment in Lucifer's cage or rescue Adam's from the same place, Dean unsurprisingly doesn't even hesitate in choosing Sam.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: We met him briefly in season Season 4. He turns out to be a lot more important later on.



* DistressedDude: In both seasons 4 and 5. [[spoiler: In neither case is he saved.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Ultimately, Adam ends up locked in Hell with {{Satan}} and Satan's big brother, [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] with no hope of escape, seeing as how any of the characters who ''could'' free him either don't care about him or are dead. And to make matters worse, as of season 10 he's STILL THERE. He's spent over 700 years in hell with Lucifer and Michael as his bunkmates. Now we know how much the Winchesters care about family.]]

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* DistressedDude: In both seasons Seasons 4 and 5. [[spoiler: In neither case is he saved.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Ultimately, Adam ends up locked in Hell with {{Satan}} and Satan's big brother, [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] with no hope of escape, seeing as how any of the characters who ''could'' free him either don't care about him or are dead. And to make matters worse, as of season Season 10 he's STILL THERE. He's spent over 700 years in hell with Lucifer and Michael as his bunkmates. Now Now, we know how much the Winchesters care about family.]]



* JerkassHasAPoint: Zachariah warned Adam that Sam and Dean would always save each other before ever taking a second glance at him. [[spoiler:Zachariah was trying to sway Adam towards working with the angels as opposed to with the brothers, but he was quite prescient on this point: Adam failed to make it out of the angelic confrontation later in the episode because Dean was hauling Sam out first, Dean actively chose to rescue Sam's soul out of Hell while leaving Adam in there (he could only choose one) and neither brother seems particularly bothered by the fact that Adam is ''still'' in Hell with Michael and Lucifer.]]
* LongLostRelative: To Sam and Dean. He is their paternal half brother. They all share the same father, John Winchester.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Zachariah warned Adam that Sam and Dean would always save each other before ever taking a second glance at him. [[spoiler:Zachariah was trying to sway Adam towards working with the angels as opposed to with the brothers, but he was quite prescient on this point: Adam failed to make it out of the angelic confrontation later in the episode because Dean was hauling Sam out first, Dean actively chose to rescue Sam's soul out of Hell while leaving Adam in there (he could only choose one) one), and neither brother seems particularly bothered by the fact that Adam is ''still'' in Hell with Michael and Lucifer.]]
* LongLostRelative: To Sam and Dean. He is their paternal half brother.half-brother. They all share the same father, John Winchester.



* BadassBookworm: Henry was a Man of Letters and was highly knowledgeable, intelligent, well-spoken and well-read.

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* BadassBookworm: Henry was a Man of Letters and was highly knowledgeable, intelligent, well-spoken well-spoken, and well-read.
27th Oct '17 2:18:17 PM Nargle-Girl
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*AffectionateNickname: Deanna calls him "Sam."



* AlmightyMom: To date Deanna is the only person to successfully tell off Mary ''and'' Samuel.



*ForgottenFallenFriend: Subverted. At first it seems that Samuel only cares about/wants to talk about Mary after his resurrection. Then "Unforgiven" showed that not only does he talk about Deanna but thinks their life together before Mary was “great.”
*HerBoyfriendsJacket: Her first outfit on screen is made up of a pair of jeans and one of Samuel’s shirts.



* SurprisePregnancy: ''“Unforgiven”'' reveals that her getting pregnant with Mary was this.

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* SurprisePregnancy: ''“Unforgiven”'' “Unforgiven” reveals that her getting pregnant with Mary was this.
26th Sep '17 6:07:25 AM AndreaTx
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* UnwantedRevival: [[spoiler:Mary implies that she was in Heaven and her version of heaven included her husband, her kids, 4 years old and six months old, and no hunting. She's not happy to be back topside and actually seems traumatized by the resurrection which pitches her headlong back into the world she made a demon deal to escape.]]
22nd Sep '17 8:03:01 AM TriumphantMagician
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* GoodParents: Henry took John to see ''Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy'' and it scared the boy enough that his father bought him a music box that plays, "As Time Goes By" to calm him down. John loved it so much that he would sometimes whistle the tune as an adult. Unfortunately, John grew up believing Henry abandoned him, rendering their positive relationship moot.

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* GoodParents: Henry took John to see ''Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy'' and it scared the boy enough that his father bought him a music box that plays, "As Time Goes By" to calm him down. John loved it so much that he would sometimes whistle the tune as an adult. Henry even kept a picture they took together in his wallet. Unfortunately, John grew up believing Henry abandoned him, rendering their positive relationship moot.



* StandardFiftiesFather: Justified, since he ''is'' from 1958. Apart from the long coat and fedora, the first thing we see him do is watch over his sleeping son.

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* StandardFiftiesFather: Justified, since he ''is'' from 1958. Apart from the long coat and fedora, the first thing we see him do is watch over check up on his sleeping son.
22nd Sep '17 7:51:14 AM TriumphantMagician
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* GoodParents: Henry whistled to John whenever he was scared and mentioned taking him to an ''Abbott and Costello'' movie. Unfortunately, John grew up believing Henry abandoned him, rendering their positive relationship moot.

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* GoodParents: Henry whistled to took John whenever he was scared and mentioned taking him to an see ''Abbott and Costello'' movie.Costello Meet the Mummy'' and it scared the boy enough that his father bought him a music box that plays, "As Time Goes By" to calm him down. John loved it so much that he would sometimes whistle the tune as an adult. Unfortunately, John grew up believing Henry abandoned him, rendering their positive relationship moot.



* StandardFiftiesFather: Justified, since he ''is'' from 1958. Apart from the appearance and wardrobe, his first scene depicts him watching over his sleeping son.

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* StandardFiftiesFather: Justified, since he ''is'' from 1958. Apart from the appearance long coat and wardrobe, his fedora, the first scene depicts thing we see him watching do is watch over his sleeping son.
21st Sep '17 8:30:59 PM TriumphantMagician
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* GoodParents: Henry habitually whistled to John whenever he was scared. He also mentions taking him to see an ''Abbott and Costello'' film. Unfortunately, John grew up believing Henry abandoned him, rendering their positive relationship moot.

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* GoodParents: Henry habitually whistled to John whenever he was scared. He also mentions scared and mentioned taking him to see an ''Abbott and Costello'' film.movie. Unfortunately, John grew up believing Henry abandoned him, rendering their positive relationship moot.
21st Sep '17 8:26:39 PM TriumphantMagician
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* GoodParents: Unfortunately, John never found out or knew about it.
* GuileHero: Henry is very smart and strategic.

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* GoodParents: Henry habitually whistled to John whenever he was scared. He also mentions taking him to see an ''Abbott and Costello'' film. Unfortunately, John never found out or knew about it.
grew up believing Henry abandoned him, rendering their positive relationship moot.
* GuileHero: Henry is very smart and strategic.



* StandardFiftiesFather: John is from 1958 but TimeTravel threw him into the future. He has the appearance and wardrobe of a man from the 50s.

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* StandardFiftiesFather: John is Justified, since he ''is'' from 1958 but TimeTravel threw him into the future. He has 1958. Apart from the appearance and wardrobe of a man from the 50s. wardrobe, his first scene depicts him watching over his sleeping son.
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