History Supernatural / TropesAToD

27th Dec '15 12:47:53 PM Silverblade2
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* [[AllMythsAreTrue All]] {{Urban Legend}}s [[AllMythsAreTrue Are True]]: [[RunningGag Except Bigfoot.]] * [[AllpowerfulBystander All-Powerful Bystander]]: The Trickster, God, and Death.
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* [[AllMythsAreTrue All]] {{Urban Legend}}s [[AllMythsAreTrue Are True]]: AllMythsAreTrue: [[RunningGag Except Bigfoot.]] * [[AllpowerfulBystander All-Powerful Bystander]]: AllpowerfulBystander: The Trickster, God, and Death.

* DarkAndTroubledPast / DysfunctionJunction: If you haven't realized already that this show relies heavily on this trope, then you obviously have not seen the first episode. Or any episode. Or were severely inebriated or high while watching... Or some combination of the above. Even Bobby (previously the OnlySaneMan...okay, still the OnlySaneMan but for this show that doesn't say much for his comparative sanity) has massive problems.
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* DarkAndTroubledPast / DysfunctionJunction: DarkAndTroubledPast: If you haven't realized already that this show relies heavily on this trope, then you obviously have not seen the first episode. Or any episode. Or were severely inebriated or high while watching... Or some combination of the above. Even Bobby (previously the OnlySaneMan...okay, still the OnlySaneMan but for this show that doesn't say much for his comparative sanity) has massive problems.

* [[DeusExMachina Dean Ex Machina]]: Dean always seems to pop up and save the day whenever Sam (or anyone really) is in trouble.
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* [[DeusExMachina Dean Ex Machina]]: DeusExMachina: Dean always seems to pop up and save the day whenever Sam (or anyone really) is in trouble.

* [[SummonBiggerFish Did Godzilla Just Punch Out Cthulhu]]: Demons, angels, Archangels, the [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Horsemen]], God... In Season 5, the entire purpose of Team Free Will was to stop this from happening [[spoiler:between Michael and Lucifer]]. Because this would unfortunately have the [[{{Understatement}} tiny little]] side-effect of destroying nearly all life on Earth.

* DistressedDamsel / DistressedDude: So they might be big, tough men, but they've got nabbed enough times for this trope to apply. Sam is more often the one in peril, but when Dean is captured, he is usually captured for longer (for instance, in "Hunted"). Notable instances are when Sam is taken in "The Benders" (and then it was subverted by him getting out and Dean winding up being captured instead), in "Bloodlust" (although the vampires just wanted to talk with him and they release him afterwards), in "Home," "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 1," "Long Distance Call," "Time Is On My Side" and "Ghostfacers." Dean is captured in "Hunted," "Wendigo," "What Is And What Should Never Be," "Monster Movie" and "Scarecrow." Both are captured in "Skin" (Dean gets them out), "A Very Supernatural Christmas" (they somehow managed to get out off-screen) and "Shadow" (Sam gets them out, though Dean was pretty close). To list all the times one has been helpless/at the mercy of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek MOTW]] so that the other can save him would be far too long especially in the case of Sam, Season 1 (and Dean managed to catch up in Seasons 2 and 3)--it's more than half the episodes. Not to mention that every episode there is at least one person (usually female) who needs to be rescued.
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* DistressedDamsel / DistressedDude: So they might be big, tough men, but they've got nabbed enough times for this trope to apply. Sam is more often the one in peril, but when Dean is captured, he is usually captured for longer (for instance, in "Hunted"). Notable instances are when Sam is taken in "The Benders" (and then it was subverted by him getting out and Dean winding up being captured instead), in "Bloodlust" (although the vampires just wanted to talk with him and they release him afterwards), in "Home," "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 1," "Long Distance Call," "Time Is On My Side" and "Ghostfacers." Dean is captured in "Hunted," "Wendigo," "What Is And What Should Never Be," "Monster Movie" and "Scarecrow." Both are captured in "Skin" (Dean gets them out), "A Very Supernatural Christmas" (they somehow managed to get out off-screen) and "Shadow" (Sam gets them out, though Dean was pretty close). To list all the times one has been helpless/at the mercy of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek MOTW]] so that the other can save him would be far too long especially in the case of Sam, Season 1 (and Dean managed to catch up in Seasons 2 and 3)--it's more than half the episodes. Not to mention that every episode there is at least one person (usually female) who needs to be rescued.
13th Dec '15 2:30:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* DemonOfHumanOrigin: ** 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. ** Between seasons 3 and 4, Dean takes a job and spends ten years torturing souls in Hell. He doesn't get to leave and it scars him for life. He gets yanked out before he could get proper job security/transformation. [[spoiler:At the end of season 9 he dies and because he was carrying the Mark of Cain, he is cursed to be resurrected as a demon.]]
17th Nov '15 6:50:04 AM Shardhero16
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* BookEnds: Season 4's first episode is named 'Lazarus Rising.' The last episode of the same season is 'Lucifer Rising.' ** At the end of the pilot episode, Sam tosses a shotgun into the trunk of the Impala and says "We've got work to do." before closing it. Dean later does the same thing at the end of the Season 2 finale with the Colt, marking the end of Azazel's villain arc.
10th Sep '15 6:30:31 AM Morgenthaler
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Ordered Trope-Based episodes alphabetically per clean-up project.
Supernatural/TropeBasedEpisodes | '''Tropes A To D''' | Supernatural/TropesEToL | Supernatural/TropesMToP | Supernatural/TropesQToZ | [[YMMV/{{Supernatural}} YMMV]] | [[ShoutOut/{{Supernatural}} Shout Outs]]
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Supernatural/TropeBasedEpisodes | '''Tropes A To D''' | Supernatural/TropesEToL | Supernatural/TropesMToP | Supernatural/TropesQToZ | [[YMMV/{{Supernatural}} YMMV]] | [[ShoutOut/{{Supernatural}} Shout Outs]]

Supernatural/TropeBasedEpisodes | '''Tropes A To D''' | Supernatural/TropesEToL | Supernatural/TropesMToP | Supernatural/TropesQToZ | [[YMMV/{{Supernatural}} YMMV]] | [[ShoutOut/{{Supernatural}} Shout Outs]] %%* AnimationTropes: "Hunteri Heroici"

Supernatural/TropeBasedEpisodes | '''Tropes A To D''' | Supernatural/TropesEToL | Supernatural/TropesMToP | Supernatural/TropesQToZ | [[YMMV/{{Supernatural}} YMMV]] | [[ShoutOut/{{Supernatural}} Shout Outs]] * BadFuture: "The End", with JerkAss Dean, zombie apocalypse, junkie-sex-guru Cas, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Sarah Palin as President]].

* CreepyChild: The show is fond of this trope in general, but Lilith possessing little girls is by far the creepiest example.
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\n* CreepyChild: CreepyChild: ** The show is fond of this trope in general, but Lilith possessing little girls is by far the creepiest example.

\n** Played with in "The Kids are Alright". It is revealed that the children are actually changelings. * CreepyChild: CreepyDoll: The show episode "Playthings" is fond chock full of this trope in general, but Lilith possessing little girls is by far the creepiest example.'em--though they are ''only'' creepy, not actually dangerous.

\n* CreepyChild: The show is fond of this trope in general, but Lilith possessing little girls is by far the creepiest example.%%* CuckooNest: "Sam, Interrupted"

\n* CreepyChild: ADayInTheLimelight: ** "Ghostfacers", which featured two characters from a first season episode and their friends. Fans either [[LoveItOrHateIt loved it or loathed it]]. ** "The Rapture", told the {{backstory}} of [[spoiler:Castiel's vessel, Jimmy Novak]]. ** The show is fond Impala gets flashbacks and a backstory in "Swan Song". ** In Season 6, [[CoolOldGuy Bobby Singer]] gets one of this trope in general, but Lilith possessing little girls is by far these, aptly titled, "Weekend at Bobby's" (also a ShoutOut, as the creepiest example.episode titles often are). It focuses on what Bobby does when he's ''not'' helping Sam and Dean, and how that actually interferes with his life. The episode also wraps up the minor StoryArc about [[spoiler:selling his soul to Crowley to help save the world]]. ** "The Man Who Would Be King" is about Castiel, and narrated from his point of view. ** "Apointment In Samarra" is one for the Reapers, as Dean learns exactly what the {{Psychopomp}}s of his reality have to deal with every day.

\n* CreepyChild: DeathOfTheOldGods: In one episode two pagan gods are eating humans around the Christmas season and one of them reflects on how Jesus is the big new thing. Also in "Hammer Of The show is fond Gods". Vesta in "Rock and a Hard Place" complains that "some hippie from Bethlehem" messed up her thing. * ADeathInTheLimelight: "Abandon All Hope" ([[spoiler:Ellen and Jo]]), "Hammer of this trope in general, but Lilith possessing little girls is by far the creepiest example.Gods" ([[spoiler:Gabriel]]), "Death's Door" ([[spoiler:Bobby]])

* DebateAndSwitch: Frequently, usually in the form of whether to let someone who is doing bad things against their will (e.g., a werewolf) go, or kill them. The person usually dies or makes some sort of HeroicSacrifice by the episode's end.
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* DebateAndSwitch: DebateAndSwitch: ** Frequently, usually in the form of whether to let someone who is doing bad things against their will (e.g., a werewolf) go, or kill them. The person usually dies or makes some sort of HeroicSacrifice by the episode's end.

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* DebateAndSwitch: Frequently, usually in {{Deconstruction}}: The entire 6th season episode "Live Free or Twi-hard" is a deconstruction/parody of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. It has vampires pretending to be harmless [[{{Expy}} Edward expies]] because it's so easy to lure Twilight fan-girls into a trap. Also, one recently-turned guy is shown sneaking into his girlfriend's bedroom at night to watch her sleep. Unlike the form of whether to let someone who is doing bad things against their will (e.g., a werewolf) go, or kill them. The person usually dies or makes some sort of HeroicSacrifice by the episode's end.similar occurrence in Twilight, this scene doesn't come across as romantic. ''At all.''
26th Aug '15 9:13:23 AM Mooncinder
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* CeilingCorpse: This was what became of Sam's girlfriend in season one and her body is revealed when {{DroolHello it drips blood on his face.]] It was a repeat of what happened with his mother.
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* CeilingCorpse: This was what became of Sam's girlfriend in season one and her body is revealed when {{DroolHello [[DroolHello it drips blood on his face.]] It was a repeat of what happened with his mother.
26th Aug '15 1:26:39 AM Mareon
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AssholeVictim:

AssholeVictim: Subverted in "Defending Your Life". Dean initially dismisses Osiris' victims as this, only for Sam to point out they were all [[TheAtoner repentant]] for their crimes.
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AssholeVictim: ** Subverted in "Defending Your Life". Dean initially dismisses Osiris' victims as this, only for Sam to point out they were all [[TheAtoner repentant]] for their crimes.
26th Aug '15 1:25:31 AM Mareon
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** Subverted in "Defending Your Life". Dean initially dismisses Osiris' victims as this, only for Sam to point out they were all [[TheAtoner repentant]] for their crimes.
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** AssholeVictim: Subverted in "Defending Your Life". Dean initially dismisses Osiris' victims as this, only for Sam to point out they were all [[TheAtoner repentant]] for their crimes.
28th Jul '15 9:42:32 AM crystalqueer
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28th Jul '15 8:00:49 AM crystalqueer
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**[[spoiler: One reason that Castiel has a problem with understanding Pop Culture as opposed to his angelic counterparts such as Anna, Uriel, Zachariah, etc, (who have all been able to understand and even make pop culture references of their own) may be due to Naomi's brainwashing, as it is revealed in Season 8 that she has been wiping his memory over and over again due to his multiple rebellions against Heaven. Because she's been wiping his memory indiscriminately, she'll erase what he's learned about pop culture along with everything else, whereas other angels will recall what they've learned about humanity.]]
20th Jul '15 12:46:35 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* AirQuotes: When Castiel returns to the Winchesters for the first time in a year at the beginning of season 6, he exasperatedly tells them that he's been too busy to be keeping up any kind of [[NoSocialSkills people skills]], proving his point by misusing quotation marks in the process: -->'''Castiel:''' Sam. Dean. My "people skills" are "rusty". Pardon me, but I have spent the last "year" as a multi-dimensional wavelength of Celestial intent.
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