History Supernatural / TropesAToD

19th Oct '16 1:30:57 AM Mareon
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* ArchangelLucifer: Season 5 reveals that [[spoiler:Sam is his intended vessel]].



* ArchangelLucifer: Season 5 reveals that [[spoiler:Sam is his intended vessel]].
12th Oct '16 2:37:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* CreateYourOwnHero: Dean and Sam Winchester were genetically engineered to be the human embodiment of the archangels Michael and Lucifer respectively. To make them strong enough to physically/emotionally handle their essence the Winchesters' lives were made a living hell, almost from infancy. Guess who defeated, multiple times, Michael and Lucifer's attempts to end humanity?
5th Oct '16 7:23:50 AM Glim
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* AttractiveZombie: Angela Mason from "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" is quite attractive, apart from the "homicidally jealous" part.
26th Sep '16 4:08:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** This is how demons are created on the show - essentially anyone who goes to hell will eventually end up with a job there, as their humanity is stripped away and they become a demon. The quality of the position is directly based on how tough the person in question is; Hell is an AsskickingEqualsAuthority place, and the only person with a guaranteed spot, Satan, is both [[TailorMadePrison out of circulation]] and an archangel, meaning he outranks the rest of them so totally he could probably ash the whole place alone.

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** This is how demons are created on the show - essentially anyone who goes to hell will eventually end up with a job there, as their humanity is stripped away and they become a demon. This means that demons are essentially a type of ghost--for instance, burning the bones of either a demon or ghost's mortal remains will destroy them for good. The quality of the position is directly based on how tough the person in question is; Hell is an AsskickingEqualsAuthority place, and the only person with a guaranteed spot, Satan, is both [[TailorMadePrison out of circulation]] and an archangel, meaning he outranks the rest of them so totally he could probably ash the whole place alone.
9th Aug '16 4:03:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* DestroyerDeity: There are many grim reapers who take souls. However, Death himself is one of the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, and says that it's his job to [[BeyondTheImpossible reap God himself]].
21st Jul '16 5:55:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite making a career out of hunting supernatural menaces and retaining enough experience and GenreSavvy to fill an aircraft carrier, Sam and Dean Winchester almost inevitably have an argument over whether or not the MonsterOfTheWeek could be the real thing or not. Most of this is justified, because presumably the brothers get a lot of dud cases where it's nothing supernatural at all. We never see those cases because an episode consisting of Sam and Dean rolling into town, poking around for a while, concluding "Oh, some guy just got spooked by a barking dog," and rolling out again would be really boring. It's therefore always a legitimate question whether there's actually anything weird going on. Another arbitrary element of this is that the role of the [[AgentScully hard-line skeptic]] switches every time between Sam and Dean.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite making a career out of hunting supernatural menaces and retaining enough experience and GenreSavvy to fill an aircraft carrier, Sam and Dean Winchester almost inevitably have an argument over whether or not the MonsterOfTheWeek could be the real thing or not. Most of this is justified, because presumably the brothers get a lot of dud cases where it's nothing supernatural at all. We never see those cases because an episode consisting of Sam and Dean rolling into town, poking around for a while, concluding "Oh, some guy just got spooked by a barking dog," and rolling out again would be really boring. It's therefore always a legitimate question whether there's actually anything weird going on. Another arbitrary element of this is that the role of the [[AgentScully hard-line skeptic]] switches every time between Sam and Dean.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** Crowley. He correctly deduces Lucifer's inherent hatred of demons while his demonic compatriots are all blind to this. In Season 6, he takes the Winchesters very seriously as a threat and takes appropriate steps to foil them (including [[spoiler:[[FakingTheDead faking his own death]]]]), even [[LampshadeHanging pointing out]] all the {{Big Bad}}s who were killed or defeated by failing to do just that. He uses the Winchesters to dismantle the Leviathans while staying on the sidelines. All this means he ends up outliving every other villain on the show.
-->Am I the only game piece on the board who doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares?!
** In "Season Seven, Time For a Wedding!," [[spoiler:Becky doses Sam with LovePotion, and then conceals it from Dean with the knowledge she learned from reading the ''Supernatural'' novels. She ''instantly'' realizes the guy who's been giving her the love potion is a Crossroads Demon when he [[UhOhEyes flashes his demon eyes]] at her, and is reluctant to accept this offered DealWithTheDevil. And the devil in question has been [[LoopholeAbuse taking advantage of loopholes in the deal]].]]
** "[[Recap/SupernaturalS07E20TheGirlWithTheDungeonsAndDragonsTattoo The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo]]," Charlie learns about Leviathans and reasonably assumes the person she got the info from is nuts. Then she accidentally learns they're real, and promptly tries to pack up and vanish. When the Winchesters show up, she reasonably assumes they're Leviathans until they prove otherwise. For the duration of the episode, she tries to stick to her skill set instead of getting into fights and [[spoiler:leaves as soon as the episode is over. She literally [[PutOnABus puts herself on a bus]]]].
12th Jul '16 5:30:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* BeingGodIsHard: In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E11AppointmentInSamarra "Appointment in Samarra"]] Death gives Dean his ring and has him walk a mile in his shoes. After Dean has to kill a LittlestCancerPatient, Death remarks to him that some days he wishes he didn't have the job.
3rd Jul '16 2:16:17 PM take_ninetynine
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** Season ten: [[spoiler: Dean kills death, rowena removes the mark, then casts a spell on castiel who runs toward crowley with an angel knife, then dean and sam are about to enjoy another victory, when the primordial darkness gets released, sam and dean try to escape, but they get stuck in a mud puddle, and the darkness engulfs them]]

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** Season ten: [[spoiler: Dean kills death, rowena Death. Rowena removes the mark, Mark of Cain from Dean's arm, then casts a spell on castiel who runs toward crowley Castiel that causes him to attack Crowley with an angel knife, then dean and sam are about to enjoy another victory, when Angel Blade while she escapes. Since Dean no longer has the Mark, the primordial darkness gets released, sam Darkness is released. Sam and dean Dean try to escape, but they escape the Darkness in the Impala, only for a wheel to get stuck in a mud puddle, pothole and the darkness engulfs them]]Darkness to engulf them.]]
** Season eleven: [[spoiler: Sam and Castiel return to the Bunker and are greeted by a Woman of Letters from the English chapter, who banishes Castiel with a sigil. Sam, thinking Dean is dead, doesn't heed her warning not to approach her, and she shoots him in response. Meanwhile, Dean runs into none other than Mary.]]
3rd Jul '16 2:23:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* CrazyPrepared: Most hunters, but ''especially'' [[TheObiWan Bobby.]] Let's recap, shall we? The guy blesses the beers he has in his fridge, making detecting a demon hiding in a friend as easy as offering him a beer. He built a demon- and ghost-proof panic room made out of solid iron coated in salt covered in devil's traps in his basement - because he had a weekend off. He apparently has weaponry and ingredients all over his house in case he gets ambushed or needs to work a spell. He has a bank of telephones in his kitchen so if an undercover hunter needs to have someone phone their "superior" for verification, he can pose as anyone from the FBI to the CDC to the Federal Marshalls. And if the hunters can't use regular phones, he has a satellite phone link and a radio. When being chased through his house by a soulless Sam, he hides in the closet...and when found, activates a lever inside that drops Sam into the basement. He has hundreds of books of lore (some going back thousands of years) on monsters of all kinds scattered around his house, and copies secreted in lock-ups scattered around the country, and apparently around his own house as well, in case his already-extensive knowledge of the supernatural comes up short or something is stolen or destroyed. In his own words: "Hi, glad to meet you. Bobby Singer. Paranoid bastard."

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* CrazyPrepared: Most hunters, but ''especially'' [[TheObiWan Bobby.]] Bobby. Let's recap, shall we? The guy blesses the beers he has in his fridge, making detecting a demon hiding in a friend as easy as offering him a beer. He built a demon- and ghost-proof panic room made out of solid iron coated in salt covered in devil's traps in his basement - because he had a weekend off. He apparently has weaponry and ingredients all over his house in case he gets ambushed or needs to work a spell. He has a bank of telephones in his kitchen so if an undercover hunter needs to have someone phone their "superior" for verification, he can pose as anyone from the FBI to the CDC to the Federal Marshalls. And if the hunters can't use regular phones, he has a satellite phone link and a radio. When being chased through his house by a soulless Sam, he hides in the closet...and when found, activates a lever inside that drops Sam into the basement. He has hundreds of books of lore (some going back thousands of years) on monsters of all kinds scattered around his house, and copies secreted in lock-ups scattered around the country, and apparently around his own house as well, in case his already-extensive knowledge of the supernatural comes up short or something is stolen or destroyed. In his own words: "Hi, glad to meet you. Bobby Singer. Paranoid bastard."
18th Jun '16 9:12:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheArmiesOfHeaven: The Host of Heaven is organized like a military. The angelic foot soldiers on Earth are divided into garrisons, of which Castiel commanded one for a while before he was demoted and replaced by Uriel. Their boss Zachariah seems to be in charge of several garrisons and answers to Michael, Heaven's commander-in-chief. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod God has been missing for millennia]].
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