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16th Dec '17 1:59:42 PM DustSnitch
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* GodIsEvil:
** Because this series has AllMythsAreTrue we see several different gods. All the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly pagan ones]] encountered have been irredeemably evil and very fond of human sacrifices.
** The Judeo-Christian God is either a deadbeat dad that wandered off to do his own thing leaving the kid that likes to murder puppies (the angels) in charge, or, if he's actually [[spoiler:the author of the in-universe Supernatural novels, he's actively torturing the protagonists by, among other things, revealing every detail of their lives and work to their numerous enemies, most recently Crowley, who did the obvious and went on a murder spree through the list of folks they'd saved]].

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* GodIsEvil:
** Because this series has AllMythsAreTrue we see several different gods. All the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly pagan ones]] encountered have been irredeemably evil and very fond of human sacrifices.
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GodIsEvil: The Judeo-Christian characters spend a long time thinking God is either a deadbeat dad that wandered off to do his own thing leaving who abandoned the kid that likes universe to murder puppies (the angels) tear itself apart, often invoking this trope in charge, or, if he's actually [[spoiler:the author of the in-universe Supernatural novels, he's actively torturing the protagonists by, among other things, revealing every detail of their lives conversations about him. It takes until the tenth season for God to appear in person and work to challenge their numerous enemies, most recently Crowley, who did view on Him.
* GodLivesInTheSky:Heaven is a regular setting that's often referred to by pointing upwards or talking about what's "above." The only really consequential use of this trope comes late in
the obvious and went on a murder spree through show when the list of folks they'd saved]].Darkness attacks Heaven, which causes Earth's sky to be ravaged by thunderstorms.
6th Nov '17 1:36:18 PM Morgenthaler
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** Before God and Amara even existed, there was only absolute nothingness. This giant nothing is actually sentient, has a true form that even ANGELS would go mad just from seeing, and its mindset is noticeably more alien than that of any other deity or cosmic entity. Similarly to Lovecraft's Azatoth, it is usually sleeping forever as a mindless entity.
18th Oct '17 7:42:45 AM xcountryguy
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*** In Season 10, [[spoiler: Jossed, when it turns out his mother tried to sell him for three pigs and ran away when he was eight. When he gets his hands on her, he leaves her locked up in an isolated cell in Hell for weeks]].

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*** In Season 10, [[spoiler: Jossed, [[spoiler:Jossed, when it turns out his mother tried to sell him for three pigs and ran away when he was eight. When he gets his hands on her, he leaves her locked up in an isolated cell in Hell for weeks]].



** In one episode, [[spoiler: soulless]] Sam has to cast a spell requiring the blood of his father... and he tries to get Bobby's.
** Castiel is an odd example: an angel essentially caught in a tug of war match between his "true" brethren in heaven and his new human family in the forms of Sam and Dean. He tries to become a Hunter at one point after loosing his angelic powers and outright says that he looks up to the brothers (particularly Dean) as they taught him what it means to be human. The bonds between them even allow him to [[spoiler: break Naomi's hold on him, when she tries to make him kill Dean]]. Charlie is another example. Both she and the Winchesters refer to each other as their big brothers/little sister respectively at one point [[spoiler: ...which makes what happens to her late in Season 10 especially tragic.]]

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** In one episode, [[spoiler: soulless]] [[spoiler:soulless]] Sam has to cast a spell requiring the blood of his father... and he tries to get Bobby's.
** Castiel is an odd example: an angel essentially caught in a tug of war match between his "true" brethren in heaven and his new human family in the forms of Sam and Dean. He tries to become a Hunter at one point after loosing his angelic powers and outright says that he looks up to the brothers (particularly Dean) as they taught him what it means to be human. The bonds between them even allow him to [[spoiler: break [[spoiler:break Naomi's hold on him, when she tries to make him kill Dean]]. Charlie is another example. Both she and the Winchesters refer to each other as their big brothers/little sister respectively at one point [[spoiler: ...[[spoiler:...which makes what happens to her late in Season 10 especially tragic.]]



** [[JerkAss Christian]] taunts Dean for having tortured people in Hell. While Dean and the viewers assume that Sam mentioned it to Christian in the year they spent together before the Season 6 premiere, we find out later that [[spoiler: Christian has been possessed the whole time, so he probably knew it already]].

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** [[JerkAss Christian]] taunts Dean for having tortured people in Hell. While Dean and the viewers assume that Sam mentioned it to Christian in the year they spent together before the Season 6 premiere, we find out later that [[spoiler: Christian [[spoiler:Christian has been possessed the whole time, so he probably knew it already]].



*** Worse; it foreshadowed [[spoiler: Cas declaring himself the new God]].

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*** Worse; it foreshadowed [[spoiler: Cas [[spoiler:Cas declaring himself the new God]].



** In Season 2, Episode 21 [[spoiler: we find out that Mary Winchester recognized the Yellow-Eyed Demon before he killed her]]. The writers leave us to mull that over for more than a full season, until Season 4, Episode 3, when [[spoiler: it's revealed that Mary met the YED when '''she''' was a hunter]], which is something even her own husband knew nothing about.

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** In Season 2, Episode 21 [[spoiler: we [[spoiler:we find out that Mary Winchester recognized the Yellow-Eyed Demon before he killed her]]. The writers leave us to mull that over for more than a full season, until Season 4, Episode 3, when [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's revealed that Mary met the YED when '''she''' was a hunter]], which is something even her own husband knew nothing about.



** In one squicky aversion, a young woman ([[spoiler: Mary Campbell, Sam and Dean's mother]]) sealed a deal with a kiss while the demon was possessing the body of her ''father.''

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** In one squicky aversion, a young woman ([[spoiler: Mary ([[spoiler:Mary Campbell, Sam and Dean's mother]]) sealed a deal with a kiss while the demon was possessing the body of her ''father.''



** In later seasons [[spoiler: after his angelhood is restored by God]], Castiel has several conversations in Heaven with other angels, while no humans or other "limited" beings are around. They still appear as their human vessels.

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** In later seasons [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after his angelhood is restored by God]], Castiel has several conversations in Heaven with other angels, while no humans or other "limited" beings are around. They still appear as their human vessels.



** "Meet the New Boss" could have been called "How Can the Situation Get Worse." [[spoiler: OK, Castiel is now a God. Not too bad at first; he's not going to kill the Winchesters and Bobby. OK, killing hypocrites and leaders of other religions is a bit much, but he does get rid of the Ku Klux Klan. After 200 deaths, he seems to become an OmnicidalManiac, killing people for the fun of it (if his SlasherSmile is anything to go by). Finally, he gets possessed by [[EldritchAbomination the Leviathans]], who proceed to go "[[OhCrap This is going to be so... much... fun...]]"]]
** The latest season finale... [[spoiler: Thanks to Metatron? There are ''no more angels'', permanently forcing them from Heaven. Thus the power has shifted '''''completely''''' to Hell]].
** The whole show, y'all. If you made a line graph of how things are going for the boys over time, it would look like a bolt of lightning: bad... worse... plateau... worse... plateau... '''''way''''' worse... Like Dr. Cartwright, Dean's [[spoiler: imaginary therapist]] from "Sam, Interrupted" put it, "God...how do you get up in the morning?"

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** "Meet the New Boss" could have been called "How Can the Situation Get Worse." [[spoiler: OK, [[spoiler:OK, Castiel is now a God. Not too bad at first; he's not going to kill the Winchesters and Bobby. OK, killing hypocrites and leaders of other religions is a bit much, but he does get rid of the Ku Klux Klan. After 200 deaths, he seems to become an OmnicidalManiac, killing people for the fun of it (if his SlasherSmile is anything to go by). Finally, he gets possessed by [[EldritchAbomination the Leviathans]], who proceed to go "[[OhCrap This is going to be so... much... fun...]]"]]
** The latest season finale... [[spoiler: Thanks [[spoiler:Thanks to Metatron? There are ''no more angels'', permanently forcing them from Heaven. Thus the power has shifted '''''completely''''' to Hell]].
** The whole show, y'all. If you made a line graph of how things are going for the boys over time, it would look like a bolt of lightning: bad... worse... plateau... worse... plateau... '''''way''''' worse... Like Dr. Cartwright, Dean's [[spoiler: imaginary [[spoiler:imaginary therapist]] from "Sam, Interrupted" put it, "God...how do you get up in the morning?"



* GeometricMagic: Sigils and wards are the most effective means of constraining beings like demons and angels. Hunters use it often. Demons and angels even frequently use it against each other. However, it turns out that [[spoiler: Metatron, as the Scribe of God, has the power to erase such things at will, even those that would normally impede an angel such as himself]].

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* GeometricMagic: Sigils and wards are the most effective means of constraining beings like demons and angels. Hunters use it often. Demons and angels even frequently use it against each other. However, it turns out that [[spoiler: Metatron, [[spoiler:Metatron, as the Scribe of God, has the power to erase such things at will, even those that would normally impede an angel such as himself]].



** When the brothers first meet Chuck, and prove to him that they are indeed the characters he has been writing about, his immediate reaction is this trope. The brothers didn't believe him, and he turns out to be a Prophet. [[spoiler: At the end of the following season, it's implied that he actually '''''is''''' God]].

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** When the brothers first meet Chuck, and prove to him that they are indeed the characters he has been writing about, his immediate reaction is this trope. The brothers didn't believe him, and he turns out to be a Prophet. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the following season, it's implied that he actually '''''is''''' God]].



** The Judeo-Christian God is either a deadbeat dad that wandered off to do his own thing leaving the kid that likes to murder puppies (the angels) in charge, or, if he's actually [[spoiler: the author of the in-universe Supernatural novels, he's actively torturing the protagonists by, among other things, revealing every detail of their lives and work to their numerous enemies, most recently Crowley, who did the obvious and went on a murder spree through the list of folks they'd saved]].

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** The Judeo-Christian God is either a deadbeat dad that wandered off to do his own thing leaving the kid that likes to murder puppies (the angels) in charge, or, if he's actually [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the author of the in-universe Supernatural novels, he's actively torturing the protagonists by, among other things, revealing every detail of their lives and work to their numerous enemies, most recently Crowley, who did the obvious and went on a murder spree through the list of folks they'd saved]].



* TheGodsMustBeLazy: We see evidence of Hell and evil from the very beginning of the series. We don't see even a hint that Heaven or God might be real until [[spoiler: Castiel appears in the first episode of season four.]]

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* TheGodsMustBeLazy: We see evidence of Hell and evil from the very beginning of the series. We don't see even a hint that Heaven or God might be real until [[spoiler: Castiel [[spoiler:Castiel appears in the first episode of season four.]]



* GottaCatchEmAll: [[spoiler: The Horsemen's rings. Good thing they already got 2 when they learn that]].

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* GottaCatchEmAll: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Horsemen's rings. Good thing they already got 2 when they learn that]].



** Then in the season 10 finale we find out about the existence of an evil even further up the food chain then him. [[spoiler: It's revealed that before God and his Archangels ruled over creation the universe was instead run by a malevolent force known as The Darkness. God and his archangels eventually defeated it and sealed it away into the Mark of Cain which was transferred to Gods greatest lieutenant Lucifer. However the Darkness corrupted the Mark and in turn corrupted Lucifers mind and made him hate humans. This means that, barring the Leviathans introduced in Season 7, The Darkness is responsible for '''everything''' [[UltimateEvil evil that happened since time began]]]].

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** Then in the season 10 finale we find out about the existence of an evil even further up the food chain then him. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's revealed that before God and his Archangels ruled over creation the universe was instead run by a malevolent force known as The Darkness. God and his archangels eventually defeated it and sealed it away into the Mark of Cain which was transferred to Gods greatest lieutenant Lucifer. However the Darkness corrupted the Mark and in turn corrupted Lucifers mind and made him hate humans. This means that, barring the Leviathans introduced in Season 7, The Darkness is responsible for '''everything''' [[UltimateEvil evil that happened since time began]]]].



** ''[[ShoutOut Two And A Half Men]]'' implies that regular shifters are all the half-human offspring of [[spoiler: the alpha shifter]].
** "Clip Show" introduces the half-human, half-angel Nephilim, considered by Heaven to be an 'abomination'. [[spoiler: Castiel and Metatron kill the only one on Earth, a woman named Jane, as part of the trials to close Heaven]].

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** ''[[ShoutOut Two And A Half Men]]'' implies that regular shifters are all the half-human offspring of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the alpha shifter]].
** "Clip Show" introduces the half-human, half-angel Nephilim, considered by Heaven to be an 'abomination'. [[spoiler: Castiel [[spoiler:Castiel and Metatron kill the only one on Earth, a woman named Jane, as part of the trials to close Heaven]].



** In ''Clip Show'' (Episode 8.22), Crowley gives Our Heroes an epic verbal beat-down about the futility of their existences and their attempts to justify their lives. [[spoiler: Crowley realizes that the thing keeping Dean and Sam going is the people they save; so, to force the end to the trials and to regain control of the Demon Tablet, Crowley begins to systematically kill everyone they save. The speech in question is given as one of the saved former victims chokes to death in the background, while Dean and Sam frantically and futilely search for the hex bag]].

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** In ''Clip Show'' (Episode 8.22), Crowley gives Our Heroes an epic verbal beat-down about the futility of their existences and their attempts to justify their lives. [[spoiler: Crowley [[spoiler:Crowley realizes that the thing keeping Dean and Sam going is the people they save; so, to force the end to the trials and to regain control of the Demon Tablet, Crowley begins to systematically kill everyone they save. The speech in question is given as one of the saved former victims chokes to death in the background, while Dean and Sam frantically and futilely search for the hex bag]].



** Crowley is Castiel's opposite; he [[BigBadWannabe desperately wants]] to be the BigBad, but circumstances and greater threats keep forcing him into [[EnemyMine Enemy Mines]] with the heroes. When we first meet him in season 5, he helps the heroes fight Lucifer because he [[spoiler: correctly]] believes that once humanity is destroyed, Lucifer will turn on the demons. Once Lucifer is dealt with, however, he declares himself the King of Hell and spends most of season 6 as an antagonist. But once season 7 rolls around the new threats of [[spoiler: Castiel]] and the Leviathans force him to reluctantly aid the heroes again for a return to the status quo. But of course, as soon as ''that's'' dealt with, he immediately betrays them and goes back to being a bad guy for season 8. Season 8 ends with [[spoiler: Crowley's humanity being partially restored and Knight of Hell Abaddon announcing her plans to usurp Crowley's throne]], so it wouldn't be surprising to see him back on the side of good (or at least as close to the side of good as he ever gets) for season 9.

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** Crowley is Castiel's opposite; he [[BigBadWannabe desperately wants]] to be the BigBad, but circumstances and greater threats keep forcing him into [[EnemyMine Enemy Mines]] with the heroes. When we first meet him in season 5, he helps the heroes fight Lucifer because he [[spoiler: correctly]] [[spoiler:correctly]] believes that once humanity is destroyed, Lucifer will turn on the demons. Once Lucifer is dealt with, however, he declares himself the King of Hell and spends most of season 6 as an antagonist. But once season 7 rolls around the new threats of [[spoiler: Castiel]] [[spoiler:Castiel]] and the Leviathans force him to reluctantly aid the heroes again for a return to the status quo. But of course, as soon as ''that's'' dealt with, he immediately betrays them and goes back to being a bad guy for season 8. Season 8 ends with [[spoiler: Crowley's [[spoiler:Crowley's humanity being partially restored and Knight of Hell Abaddon announcing her plans to usurp Crowley's throne]], so it wouldn't be surprising to see him back on the side of good (or at least as close to the side of good as he ever gets) for season 9.



** [[spoiler: John]] exchanges his life and soul for Dean.
** [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] with [[spoiler: Dean's DealWithTheDevil to sell his soul for Sam's life]], which is portrayed as more of a product of Dean's abandonment issues and lack of self-worth than heroism.
** [[MustMakeAmends Sam]] with his whole in season five finale Swan Song: [[spoiler: He throws himself (and more to the point, Satan, who's possessing him) into hell's solitary confinement in order to prevent the planet from [[SummonBiggerFish being razed]], with certain knowledge that Lucifer's going to [[FateWorseThanDeath spend eternity torturing him]]]].

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** [[spoiler: John]] [[spoiler:John]] exchanges his life and soul for Dean.
** [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] with [[spoiler: Dean's [[spoiler:Dean's DealWithTheDevil to sell his soul for Sam's life]], which is portrayed as more of a product of Dean's abandonment issues and lack of self-worth than heroism.
** [[MustMakeAmends Sam]] with his whole in season five finale Swan Song: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He throws himself (and more to the point, Satan, who's possessing him) into hell's solitary confinement in order to prevent the planet from [[SummonBiggerFish being razed]], with certain knowledge that Lucifer's going to [[FateWorseThanDeath spend eternity torturing him]]]].



** Dean, who apparently resisted Alastair's offer to [[spoiler:escape torture in Hell by torturing other souls. He refused the offer every day for ''thirty years'']]. However, this pales in comparison to John Winchester, who [[spoiler: refused the same offer for ''one hundred years'', and then escaped Hell]].

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** Dean, who apparently resisted Alastair's offer to [[spoiler:escape torture in Hell by torturing other souls. He refused the offer every day for ''thirty years'']]. However, this pales in comparison to John Winchester, who [[spoiler: refused [[spoiler:refused the same offer for ''one hundred years'', and then escaped Hell]].



** This seems to vary based on the strength of an angel, though. Raphael and Lucifer were shown to destroy their vessels, but Castiel's vessel Jimmy [[spoiler: and his daughter]] were okay post-Cas; Castiel tells Dean that being possessed by Michael would be even worse.
*** It may be based on bloodlines and general strength of the vessel, as well. [[spoiler: Young John Winchester]] isn't harmed when he's possessed by Michael.
* {{Homage}}: In Season 5, the pair get captured by [[spoiler: The Archangel Gabriel]], who puts them through a series of Homages to ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', ''Series/CSIMiami'', and ''Series/KnightRider''

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** This seems to vary based on the strength of an angel, though. Raphael and Lucifer were shown to destroy their vessels, but Castiel's vessel Jimmy [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and his daughter]] were okay post-Cas; Castiel tells Dean that being possessed by Michael would be even worse.
*** It may be based on bloodlines and general strength of the vessel, as well. [[spoiler: Young [[spoiler:Young John Winchester]] isn't harmed when he's possessed by Michael.
* {{Homage}}: In Season 5, the pair get captured by [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Archangel Gabriel]], who puts them through a series of Homages to ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', ''Series/CSIMiami'', and ''Series/KnightRider''



* HookersAndBlow: Dean is flung a few years into the future to see the outcome of his choice of action. [[spoiler: They lost]]. Future!Castiel is seen arranging orgies and doing drugs like there's no tomorrow. [[spoiler: Because there might not be. He's also been turned mortal]].

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* HookersAndBlow: Dean is flung a few years into the future to see the outcome of his choice of action. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They lost]]. Future!Castiel is seen arranging orgies and doing drugs like there's no tomorrow. [[spoiler: Because [[spoiler:Because there might not be. He's also been turned mortal]].



* HowDareYouDieOnMe: a variation on this trope (crossed over with DontMakeMeDestroyYou and a little bit of TranquilFury) comes into play when Dean ''attempts'' to sacrifice himself and [[spoiler: become Michael's vessel]]. Unfortunately for Dean Castiel catches up to him, resulting in Castiel [[CurbStompBattle kicking Dean's ass]] and shouting the following:

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* HowDareYouDieOnMe: a variation on this trope (crossed over with DontMakeMeDestroyYou and a little bit of TranquilFury) comes into play when Dean ''attempts'' to sacrifice himself and [[spoiler: become [[spoiler:become Michael's vessel]]. Unfortunately for Dean Castiel catches up to him, resulting in Castiel [[CurbStompBattle kicking Dean's ass]] and shouting the following:



* HumanityIsInfectious: Both [[spoiler: Gabriel]] and Castiel believe this.

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* HumanityIsInfectious: Both [[spoiler: Gabriel]] [[spoiler:Gabriel]] and Castiel believe this.



** When Cas [[spoiler: loses his grace and becomes human]] and has to go into hiding, he ditches the trench coat in favor of less conspicuous clothes. By the time he decides to enter the game again, his coat is beyond retrieving -- so he finds another one of the same color and length in order to get as close as possible. One can only assume that if he found a third coat resembling the first one more he'd swap for it in an instant.

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** When Cas [[spoiler: loses [[spoiler:loses his grace and becomes human]] and has to go into hiding, he ditches the trench coat in favor of less conspicuous clothes. By the time he decides to enter the game again, his coat is beyond retrieving -- so he finds another one of the same color and length in order to get as close as possible. One can only assume that if he found a third coat resembling the first one more he'd swap for it in an instant.



** Later it is implied that [[spoiler: Chuck, the prophet who began writing Dean and Sam's adventures for profit, might have been God the whole time and was slightly guiding them. Of course, considering some hints from Gabriel, Lucifer and others and the way all angels and humans are, it still doesn't excuse him of being one hell of a lousy father, considering Gabriel decided to ditch them and turn into the Trickster, Lucifer... well, you know the rest.]] In retrospect, this means [[spoiler:that when Chuck was apologizing for making them live bad writing, he was apologizing for their entire lives]].

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** Later it is implied that [[spoiler: Chuck, [[spoiler:Chuck, the prophet who began writing Dean and Sam's adventures for profit, might have been God the whole time and was slightly guiding them. Of course, considering some hints from Gabriel, Lucifer and others and the way all angels and humans are, it still doesn't excuse him of being one hell of a lousy father, considering Gabriel decided to ditch them and turn into the Trickster, Lucifer... well, you know the rest.]] In retrospect, this means [[spoiler:that when Chuck was apologizing for making them live bad writing, he was apologizing for their entire lives]].



** Prometheus / [[spoiler: Artemis (goddess)]]

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** Prometheus / [[spoiler: Artemis [[spoiler:Artemis (goddess)]]



** The Man of Letters [[spoiler: Henry Winchester]] is dismayed at first to learn that his son and his grandsons became mere hunters, but later admits that they're still his descendants, and if circumstances were different, would have made brilliant Men of Letters themselves.

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** The Man of Letters [[spoiler: Henry [[spoiler:Henry Winchester]] is dismayed at first to learn that his son and his grandsons became mere hunters, but later admits that they're still his descendants, and if circumstances were different, would have made brilliant Men of Letters themselves.



* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler: Done in the season premiere episode ''I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here'', Dean goes to so much absurd extremes to try to save Sam when Sam ''wants'' to die, and because of Dean's issues he can't even fathom going on without him.]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler: Done [[spoiler:Done in the season premiere episode ''I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here'', Dean goes to so much absurd extremes to try to save Sam when Sam ''wants'' to die, and because of Dean's issues he can't even fathom going on without him.]]



** It reaches a tear-filled culmination in the Season 8 finale as well, [[spoiler: with Sam admitting that his foremost confession to purify his blood for the use in the demon-curing exorcism was the admittance of how he failed Dean]]. It only spirals downwards from there.

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** It reaches a tear-filled culmination in the Season 8 finale as well, [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with Sam admitting that his foremost confession to purify his blood for the use in the demon-curing exorcism was the admittance of how he failed Dean]]. It only spirals downwards from there.



** Zachariah may be an unpleasant, vain, self-involved feathered pain in the butt... but he warned Adam that Sam and Dean would be too busy saving one another, would forget about him. [[spoiler: When Dean had the chance to only save Adam or Sam, he needed about two seconds to pick Sam. They then forget about him... just as Zachariah predicted.]]
** Crowley warned Kevin Tran that [[spoiler: trusting the Winchesters would get him killed]] and... well...

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** Zachariah may be an unpleasant, vain, self-involved feathered pain in the butt... but he warned Adam that Sam and Dean would be too busy saving one another, would forget about him. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Dean had the chance to only save Adam or Sam, he needed about two seconds to pick Sam. They then forget about him... just as Zachariah predicted.]]
** Crowley warned Kevin Tran that [[spoiler: trusting [[spoiler:trusting the Winchesters would get him killed]] and... well...



** This is Castiel's entire character arc during Season 6. Desperate to defeat Raphael in the civil war in Heaven, Castiel begins performing many morally questionable acts, not the least of which is [[spoiler: allying with Crowley]], and rapidly skipping several shades of grey. This ultimately culminates in the season finale, where he [[spoiler:jumps right into VillainProtagonist territory when he absorbs all the soul energy of Purgatory and [[AGodAmI declares himself the new God]]]].
** Whilst on a smaller scale, [[spoiler: Castiel's ascension to God and later 'death']] causes Dean to take a much harsher stance on supernatural beings throughout Season 7, most apparent in 'The Girl Next Door'.

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** This is Castiel's entire character arc during Season 6. Desperate to defeat Raphael in the civil war in Heaven, Castiel begins performing many morally questionable acts, not the least of which is [[spoiler: allying [[spoiler:allying with Crowley]], and rapidly skipping several shades of grey. This ultimately culminates in the season finale, where he [[spoiler:jumps right into VillainProtagonist territory when he absorbs all the soul energy of Purgatory and [[AGodAmI declares himself the new God]]]].
** Whilst on a smaller scale, [[spoiler: Castiel's [[spoiler:Castiel's ascension to God and later 'death']] causes Dean to take a much harsher stance on supernatural beings throughout Season 7, most apparent in 'The Girl Next Door'.



'''Dean:''' ...I know...I was just testing you.

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'''Dean:''' ...I know... I was just testing you.



** ''Season 1:'' [[spoiler: Mary, Jess, Meg Masters (the human vessel).]]
** ''Season 2:'' [[spoiler: John, Andy, Ava, Ash, Jake, Azazel.]]
** ''Season 3:'' [[spoiler: Kubrick, Gordon, Victor, Bela.]]
** ''Season 4:'' [[spoiler: Pamela, Alastair, Uriel, Lilith, Ruby.]]
** ''Season 5:'' [[spoiler: Jo, Ellen, Anna, Zachariah, Adam, Gabriel, Michael.]]
** ''Season 6:'' [[spoiler: Christian, Gwen, Samuel, Rufus, Rachel, Eve, Dr. Visyak, Balthazar, Raphael.]]
** ''Season 7:'' [[spoiler: Chet, Bobby, Frank, Edgar, Dick Roman.]]
** ''Season 8:'' [[spoiler: Channing, Martin, Samandriel, Meg, Benny, Tommy Collins, Sarah Blake, Josie Sands, Naomi.]]
** ''Season 9:'' [[spoiler: Kevin, Bartholomew, Abaddon, Tessa, Gadreel.]]
** ''Season 10:'' [[spoiler: Gerald, Guthrie, Cain, Amelia Novak, Charlie, Death.]]
** ''Season 11:'' [[spoiler: Hannah, Metatron, Simmons.]]
** ''Season 12:'' [[spoiler: Vince Vincente, Billie, Mick, Dagon, Eileen, Ketch, Lady Bevell, Doctor Hess, Rowena, Crowley, Cas.]]

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** ''Season 1:'' [[spoiler: Mary, [[spoiler:Mary, Jess, Meg Masters (the human vessel).]]
** ''Season 2:'' [[spoiler: John, [[spoiler:John, Andy, Ava, Ash, Jake, Azazel.]]
** ''Season 3:'' [[spoiler: Kubrick, [[spoiler:Kubrick, Gordon, Victor, Bela.]]
** ''Season 4:'' [[spoiler: Pamela, [[spoiler:Pamela, Alastair, Uriel, Lilith, Ruby.]]
** ''Season 5:'' [[spoiler: Jo, [[spoiler:Jo, Ellen, Anna, Zachariah, Adam, Gabriel, Michael.]]
** ''Season 6:'' [[spoiler: Christian, [[spoiler:Christian, Gwen, Samuel, Rufus, Rachel, Eve, Dr. Visyak, Balthazar, Raphael.]]
** ''Season 7:'' [[spoiler: Chet, [[spoiler:Chet, Bobby, Frank, Edgar, Dick Roman.]]
** ''Season 8:'' [[spoiler: Channing, [[spoiler:Channing, Martin, Samandriel, Meg, Benny, Tommy Collins, Sarah Blake, Josie Sands, Naomi.]]
** ''Season 9:'' [[spoiler: Kevin, [[spoiler:Kevin, Bartholomew, Abaddon, Tessa, Gadreel.]]
** ''Season 10:'' [[spoiler: Gerald, [[spoiler:Gerald, Guthrie, Cain, Amelia Novak, Charlie, Death.]]
** ''Season 11:'' [[spoiler: Hannah, [[spoiler:Hannah, Metatron, Simmons.]]
** ''Season 12:'' [[spoiler: Vince [[spoiler:Vince Vincente, Billie, Mick, Dagon, Eileen, Ketch, Lady Bevell, Doctor Hess, Rowena, Crowley, Cas.]]



** In "Everybody Loves A Clown" (Season 2: Episode 2) [[spoiler: when Sam and Dean are hunting the Rakshasa in the Funhouse and it goes invisible Dean says "shouldn't we see his clothes".]]

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** In "Everybody Loves A Clown" (Season 2: Episode 2) [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Sam and Dean are hunting the Rakshasa in the Funhouse and it goes invisible Dean says "shouldn't we see his clothes".]]



-->'''Dean:''' You can take your peace...and shove it up your lily-white ass. Cause I'll take the pain and the guilt, I'll even take Sam as is. It's a lot better than being some Stepford bitch in paradise
-->'''Castiel:'''(a season later) You got what you asked for, Dean. No paradise, no hell, just more of the same. I mean it, Dean. What would you rather have? Peace...or freedom?

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-->'''Dean:''' You can take your peace... and shove it up your lily-white ass. Cause I'll take the pain and the guilt, I'll even take Sam as is. It's a lot better than being some Stepford bitch in paradise
paradise.
-->'''Castiel:'''(a season later) You got what you asked for, Dean. No paradise, no hell, just more of the same. I mean it, Dean. What would you rather have? Peace... or freedom?



** In "There's No Place Like Home," Charlie comes back from Oz [[spoiler: having been split into Good Charlie and Dark Charlie by the Wizard of Oz so that they could win the battle for Emerald City.]] We later discover that [[spoiler:the Wizard of Oz is actually the evil half of a Man of Letters named Clive Dillon who had been split into two as well by witches while traveling in Oz.]] This proves to be the key to helping Charlie [[spoiler:as Clive Dillon injures himself to force the Wizard to come and help him, allowing them to steal a key he had that allows them to [[SplitPersonalityMerge merge the two Charlies]].]]

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** In "There's No Place Like Home," Charlie comes back from Oz [[spoiler: having [[spoiler:having been split into Good Charlie and Dark Charlie by the Wizard of Oz so that they could win the battle for Emerald City.]] We later discover that [[spoiler:the Wizard of Oz is actually the evil half of a Man of Letters named Clive Dillon who had been split into two as well by witches while traveling in Oz.]] This proves to be the key to helping Charlie [[spoiler:as Clive Dillon injures himself to force the Wizard to come and help him, allowing them to steal a key he had that allows them to [[SplitPersonalityMerge merge the two Charlies]].]]



* LoveMartyr: Poor Dean. Poor, deluded Dean.

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* %%* LoveMartyr: Poor Dean. Poor, deluded Dean.
11th Oct '17 12:25:08 AM ThorfinnRowle
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** In Season One John is unsure whether Meg herself is a demon in human form or is possessed by one. Though it was the latter, this implies that some demons can take on human form rather than possessing them, though this is never shown or brought up again in the series.
7th Oct '17 9:33:52 PM nombretomado
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*** This one isn't so much "leaning" on the fourth wall as setting it ''on fire''. The title, "The French Mistake", is taken from the gloriously meta ending of BlazingSaddles.

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*** This one isn't so much "leaning" on the fourth wall as setting it ''on fire''. The title, "The French Mistake", is taken from the gloriously meta ending of BlazingSaddles.''Film/BlazingSaddles''.
2nd Sep '17 3:56:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* GodOfEvil: Subverted by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. He's revered by the demons as an actual god of evil, but in reality he's "just" an archangel who is several orders of magnitude below his heavenly Father. Though he ''can'' mop the floor with just about any pagan god, possibly because GodNeedsPrayerBadly.

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* GodOfEvil: Subverted by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. He's revered by the demons as an actual god of evil, but in reality he's "just" an archangel who is several orders of magnitude below his heavenly Father. Though he ''can'' mop the floor with just about any pagan god, possibly because GodNeedsPrayerBadly.GodsNeedPrayerBadly.
2nd Sep '17 3:56:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* GodIsEvil: Because this series has AllMythsAreTrue we see several different gods. All the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly pagan ones]] encountered have been irredeemably evil and very fond of human sacrifices.
** Judeo-Christian God is either a deadbeat dad that wandered off to do his own thing leaving the kid that likes to murder puppies (the angels) in charge, or, if he's actually [[spoiler: the author of the in-universe Supernatural novels, he's actively torturing the protagonists by, among other things, revealing every detail of their lives and work to their numerous enemies, most recently Crowley, who did the obvious and went on a murder spree through the list of folks they'd saved]].

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* GodIsEvil: GodIsEvil:
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Because this series has AllMythsAreTrue we see several different gods. All the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly pagan ones]] encountered have been irredeemably evil and very fond of human sacrifices.
** The Judeo-Christian God is either a deadbeat dad that wandered off to do his own thing leaving the kid that likes to murder puppies (the angels) in charge, or, if he's actually [[spoiler: the author of the in-universe Supernatural novels, he's actively torturing the protagonists by, among other things, revealing every detail of their lives and work to their numerous enemies, most recently Crowley, who did the obvious and went on a murder spree through the list of folks they'd saved]].saved]].
* GodOfEvil: Subverted by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. He's revered by the demons as an actual god of evil, but in reality he's "just" an archangel who is several orders of magnitude below his heavenly Father. Though he ''can'' mop the floor with just about any pagan god, possibly because GodNeedsPrayerBadly.
22nd Aug '17 4:09:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* GhostPirate: In season 8, Dean learns that his new vampire friend Benny's old coven used to raid ships in search of new victims. He quickly dubs them [[{{Portmanteau}} "vampirates"]].
15th Aug '17 7:34:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* JamesBondage: They get tied/chained up/pinned to the wall so often - Dean most of the time although Sam is catching up - that you start to think [[AuthorAppeal someone on the writing team has a fetish]].
15th Aug '17 7:32:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* JailBait: Subverted in "It's The Great Pumpkin Sam Winchester" when one of the deaths occurs at a teenage Halloween party. When Dean volunteers to interview an attractive female witness, Sam warns his brother "two words: jail bait", which Dean takes offense to. It's later revealed that not only did she cause the deaths, but [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld she's actually a centuries-old witch]].
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