This page is a listing of characters in the Winchester family in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.

Sam and Dean's individual character folders are '''so''' large that they ''each'' had to be given their own subpage.
* Characters/SupernaturalDeanWinchester
* Characters/SupernaturalSamWinchester

The main character page for this series is [[Characters/{{Supernatural}} here]].

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[[folder:The Winchesters]]

->''"All I see in our family tree is a whole lot of dead."''
-->-- '''Dean Winchester''' in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS08E12AsTimeGoesBy As Time Goes By]]" (S08, Ep12)

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Most of the members of the Winchester family were involved in the supernatural. John Winchester raised his sons to be hunters, but his father and grandfather had been Men of Letters, a group of preceptors who study and collect information on the supernatural. John Winchester's wife Mary (née Campbell) came from a family of hunters, but she was determined to give her children a normal life.

The Winchester bloodline goes back to CainAndAbel, making them the Winchesters' ancestors.

!!Tropes Belonging to the Winchester-Campbells

* [[DemonicPossession Angelic Possession]]: Both the Winchester and the Campbell bloodlines have the ability to be vessels.
* BadassFamily: Almost everyone in the family is involved in hunting in some way, and is either a [[TheHunter badass hunter]] or BadassBookworm.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Oh boy. Between [[DealWithTheDevil demon deals]], various forms of [[AbusiveParents abusive]], [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] and [[DisappearedDad missing]] [[MissingMom parents]], {{time travel}} and pretty much every member being a CosmicPlaything, this is one messed up family. See the above quote.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The Campbells are an old hunting family, while the Winchesters were Men of Letters. [[BadassBookworm Sam]] and [[GeniusBruiser Dean]] inherited the traits from both sides of the family. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Sam in "As Time Goes By."
-->'''Sam''': The Winchesters and the Campbells--the brains and the brawn.
* CainAndAbel
* DealWithTheDevil: A running theme in the family. Sam, Dean, John, Mary and Samuel all have made or attempted to make deals with demons.
* FamilyBusiness: Saving people. Hunting things.
* GenerationXerox: Each successive generation of the Winchester-Campbells ends up repeating the mistakes of the previous generation. It's rather tragic.
* HeroicLineage: Descended from Cain and Abel. Also, the Men of Letters.
* InTheBlood: The Man Of Letters legacy in the Winchester bloodline and the hunting lifestyle in the Campbell bloodline.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: The Winchesters Men of Letters lineage, which is passed down from father to son. Sam and Dean have both taken up the mantle.
* ParentalIssues: A recurring problem. It's partly due to their heavy involvement in the supernatural, putting them in constant danger and necessitating strict parenting (especially the hunter lifestyle which requires training and discipline).
* ThickerThanWater: Occasionally played with but mostly played straight. Members of the family have routinely sacrificed for each other and are each other's [[DealWithTheDevil greatest weakness]].

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[[folder:John Winchester]]
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!!John E. Winchester (Portrayed By: Matt Cohen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan)

->''"After your mother passed, all I saw was evil, everywhere, and all I cared about was keeping you kids alive. I wanted you prepared, ready. Except somewhere along the line, I, uh...I stopped being your father and I became your drill sergeant."''

Sam and Dean's father, John Eric Winchester raised them to be hunters, after his wife died, so that they'd be able to take care of themselves. John is a great hunter but a deeply flawed person and father who ends up clashing with others (particularly Sam) a great deal. He was born in 1954, and lived in Normal, Illinois, as a young child. His father, Henry Winchester, disappeared when John was 4 years old. John served as a Marine in the Vietnam War, and then returned to Lawrence, Kansas, where he met Mary Campbell, started a family, and became co-owner of a garage.
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* AbusiveParents: Though much more sympathetic than most, John is still responsible for much of Dean's plethora of emotional issues, most notably his devastatingly low self-esteem and tendency to blame himself for everything that goes wrong. And John petty much disowned Sam because Sam hated hunting and wanted to live a normal life. They were soldiers first and John never ever let them forget it.
** Gets a little less sympathetic when it's revealed that John once told an officer to "let Dean rot in prison" and left Dean simply because Dean had been caught stealing what was most likely food for his brother at 16.
** It's left unclear whether John would also occasionally beat Dean. For example, in 5x16 when Dean tells Sam what happened when John found out Dean hadn't taken proper care of his brother, he doesn't finish the sentence ("And when dad came home...") but he has an absolutely terrified face from the recollection alone. Or, again, in 9x07, 16-year-old Dean has reddish bruises on his wrists which he denies being caused by John and says that, instead, were caused by a werewolf, but the scene is ambiguous since Dean doesn't have any scratches or other signs on his arms typically associated with werewolves' attacks.
* ActionDad: John is a skilled and strong hunter who is always involved in the action.
* ActionSurvivor: Before John fully embraced the world of hunting.
* AggressiveCategorism: John hates all monsters and supernatural beings, especially demons.
* TheAlcoholic: It has been implied in the show that John had a drinking problem and when he was drunk, he would physically lash out at Dean.
* TheAllAmericanBoy: When John was a little boy, he had model airplanes, a baseball and mitts, and a toy gun in his room.
* [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then John Became A Hunter]]: John embraced the hunting world after Mary's tragic death. This is ironic, considering that young!John in the flashbacks said that hunting was absolutely dangerous and ridiculous.
* AntiHero: [[PragmaticHero Type III]] or [[UnscrupulousHero Type IV]].
* ArchNemesis: Azazel/YED. John has been hunting down the YED since his wife tragically died back in 1983.
* ArchnemesisDad: Subverted and averted in regards to Sam. Although Sam and John were not brutal enemies who sought to destroy each other at all costs, Sam never saw eye-to-eye with John growing up; therefore, their relationship was rather tension-filled and antagonistic, especially in regards to Sam's feelings towards John. Sam even admitted at one point that he had hated John.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: At the end of season two, when John escapes Hell and his soul finds peace in Heaven.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Comes with being the patriarch of the Winchester family.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: John's last name is WINCHESTER, like the rifle.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: He doesn't show the depths of his affection for his sons too much, but when he does, it tends to be both [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sweet]] and [[TearJerker saddening]].
* {{Badass}}: John is an experienced, tough and capable hunter.
** BadassBaritone: John has a rather deep voice.
** BadassBeard: Only when John gets older. As young!John, he is clean shaven.
** BadassBoast: John definitely has his moments, especially when he goes into fatherly protective mode towards his sons.
** BadassBystander: Azazel killing Mary and causing tragedy for his family caused John to embrace the badass world of hunting. John also raised his sons in the hunting world as well.
** BadassInCharge: John is ThePatriarch of the Winchester family.
** BadassInDistress: Despite being a MemeticBadass InUniverse, John is often captured by bad guys or otherwise rendered a DistressedDude so that Sam and Dean can go be the big heroes who save his bacon.
** BadassLongcoat: In the anime.
** BadassMustache: Along with BadassBeard.
** BadassNormal: John is a regular human who possesses no superhuman abilities.
** HeartbrokenBadass: John has faced much tragedy, pain and loss, starting with the unexpected death of his wife Mary.
** LikeABadassOutOfHell: [[spoiler:Pulls it off in the second season finale.]]
** PopCulturedBadass: John loves classic rock and loves a variety of different classic rock bands. Dean seemed to pick up the same trait.
** TookALevelInBadass: John went from being a sweet, naive and kind soldier (he was in the military) to a badass, tough, strong and capable hunter after Mary's death.
* BadBoss: A very mild version of this. John is very controlling of his sons; when he gives them an order, he is pretty stern about it. John seems to be more like a drill sergeant to Sam and Dean instead of a father and he even admits that himself.
* BattleCouple: With Mary.
* BeardOfSorrow: Considering all of the tragedy John has been through.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: John went from being a kind, naive and caring civilian to a cynical, jaded and corrupted individual who became surrounded by nothing but pain, tragedy and evil.
* TheBerserker: John won't hesitate to throw himself into a hunt, battle, fight or mission, even if there is a very high risk that John will be killed.
* BloodKnight: John loves hunting and killing monsters. It's in his nature to be a hunter, similar to that of Dean.
* BoyMeetsGirl: With Mary. Cupid and Heaven apparently orchestrated John and Mary falling in love so that they could have Sam and Dean, the vessels for [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] and [[ArchangelMichael Michael]], respectively.
* BreakTheCutie: John served in the Vietnam War, was [[spoiler:killed and then brought back by Azazel]] to manipulate Mary and witnesses the love of his life burn to death in their baby's (Sam's) nursery, losing his wife and his home in one fell swoop.
* BrokenPedestal: Starting in Season 2, Dean goes from thinking his dad is a superhero to showing open resentment over how John treated him.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: John is the Brooding Boy to Mary's Gentle Girl.
* ByronicHero; John shows shades of this.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Sam did this to John on the regular, with Dean getting the occasional one as well. Averted, however, in Season 5, when Sam [[ItMakesSenseInContext defends John's harsh parenting to Young!John who hadn't yet become a hunter and thought that Sam and Dean must have had an abomination of a father.]]
* TheChessmaster: John is quite smart and manipulative when he wants to be.
* ControlFreak: John was very controlling and domineering by nature, especially towards his own sons.
* CrusadingWidower: John became a widower when Mary died and spent the rest of his life hunting down her killer Azazel, training his sons into the human weapons that make such fascinating television. He died first, but his spirit helped his eldest son off the yellow-eyed bastard a season later.
* TheCynic: Became one especially after his wife Mary tragically died.
* CynicismCatalyst: Mary's death forces John to get revenge against Azazel. He even raises his sons to become hunters in order to avenge Mary's death.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: John lived his entire life believing that his father had walked out on him. Sam and Dean learn that their grandfather had actually travelled to the future in order to keep a valuable artifact out of demonic hands and died before he could return home.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: John has nothing but an angst ridden past. It pretty much started when John was killed by Azazel and Mary had traded their future son's life (Sam) in order to have John come back alive in return.
* DarkIsNotEvil: John wears a lot of darker clothing.
* DeadpanSnarker: John is capable of dry sarcasm and wit.
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:He makes one with Azazel in the Season 2 premiere to save Dean.]]
* DeceptiveLegacy: John never told Sam about the hunting world; therefore, he lied to Sam about what he and Dean do for the first 8 years of Sam's life. He did this to protect Sam; however, this did not stop John from forcing Dean to become a hunter at the very tender age of 6.
* DemonSlayer: John hunts all supernatural beings, but his primary target are demons.
* DespairEventHorizon: John never recovered from Mary's death.
* TheDeterminator: First, he devotes his life to hunting down and killing Azazel, the demon responsible for [[TheLostLenore Mary]]'s death. Then, he manages to [[spoiler:[[FightingFromTheInside regain control of his body while Azazel's possessing him]]]], when he sees how much pain Dean is in [[spoiler:from Azazel torturing him]]. Off-screen, he [[VillainsNeverLie allegedly]] [[spoiler:spent a hundred years being tortured in Hell without accepting Alastair's offer to torture other souls]].
* DisappearedDad: Often left his children alone to go hunt, so Dean had to take on an almost parental role and help raise Sam. In fact, his absence actually kicks off the plot, as it's why Dean goes seeking Sam out at Stanford. Not to mention Adam, who John rarely saw, although in this case it's more forgivable since John didn't know he existed until Adam was 12.
** John himself has one due to [[spoiler:TimeTravel shenanigans leading to Henry vanishing mysteriously from the past and dying in the distant future in the arms of his grandchildren]]. John absolutely ''hated'' his father for abandoning him.
* FantasticRacism: John despises demons, which is understandable considering that demons ruined his life and is responsible for his wife Mary dying and for his entire family suffering.
* FollowInMyFootsteps: John expects both his sons to follow in the family business, and Sam really doesn't want to. It doesn't end well.
* GenerationXerox: John turned out like his father Henry in regards to their lack of good parenting skills. Henry (unintentionally) abandoned John when he was a child; John repeated the same mistake with Dean, Sam and Adam.
* GeniusBruiser: John is both smart and a capable hunter. John also comes from a legacy called the Men Of Letters, which was a GeniusBookClub that his father, Henry, was a member of.
* GenreSavvy: Comes with being a hunter.
* GoOutWithASmile: The final time he sees his sons in his spirit form, he smiles at both Sam and Dean before he tells them goodbye forever. John may have been smiling but Sam and Dean (and the audience) were crying bucket loads.
* GoodIsNotNice: Though the "good" part seems to fade a little with each passing season.
* GoodIsNotSoft: John may have generally good intentions, but do not mess with him. He will kick your ass big time.
* GuileHero: John can actually be a tactical genius when he wants to be and resorts to the use of manipulation tactics in order to defeat his enemy.
* HappilyMarried: Played straight earlier on, but averted by Season 5, when a flashback shows John and Mary fighting badly and actually splitting up briefly when the boys were small. Dean commented that their marriage was only perfect "after Mom died." Since we also know that Heaven manipulated John and Mary's getting together to produce Sam and Dean, it's implied that they may not have been a great match and may not have gotten together if not for (unknowingly for them) angelic manipulation.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a huge one when his wife Mary unexpectedly dies.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Gives up his life [[FriendOrIdolDecision (and the Colt)]] in exchange for Dean's. Dean, however, is ''not'' grateful.]]
* {{Hunk}}: As young!John.
* TheHunter: John hunts supernatural creatures for a living.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: Mary was tragically killed by Azazel before John could do anything about it.
* InTheBlood: According to Michael, Cain and Abel are John's ancestors and the paternal Winchester bloodline are Cain and Abel's descendants. John's bloodline are also able to be vessels for Michael and Lucifer. Also, the Men of Letter's club is passed down the paternal line of the Winchester bloodline, which means that Henry, John, Dean, Sam and Adam are all Men of Letters.
* InformedAbility: John is always spoken about- even by his enemies- as a legendary hunter. Yet every time the viewer sees him in Season 1, he's screwed up or somehow gotten into trouble and Sam and Dean need to save him. Partially Justified in that he said worrying about Sam and Dean's safety distracts him and gets him into trouble.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His detractors accuse him of ruining his sons' lives for his own vendetta.
* {{Jerkass}}: So very much. Even his close friends seemed to hate him.
* JerkassHasAPoint
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He snaps at Sam and Dean for doing so much as asking too many questions and has been known to take his frustrations out on them, but he genuinely wants to protect them and regrets what he's put them through.
* KnightTemplar
* KnightTemplarParent: [[spoiler:[[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with his last words to Dean, which are orders to kill Sam if he can't save him from turning evil]].
* LikeFatherLikeSon: John turned out a lot like his father Henry in regards to his parenting skills. Henry abandoned John when he was young, the same way that John frequently abandoned Sam and Dean.
** Also shares much in common with his son Sam in terms of personality, temperament and life experience.
** On a more superficial level with Dean. Dean used to wear John's jacket, listens to John's music, drives John's car, imagines himself as a mechanic like John was, and generally tried to emulate his father in every way when younger, but at his core had his mother's gentler personality.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: John's father Henry was a part of the Men of Letters legacy. Because he was a Winchester, the legacy was passed down to John from Henry. John's sons are also a part of the Men Of Letter's legacy, since Sam and Dean are parental descendants on the Winchester side.
* LoveHurts: Tragically lost Mary when Azazel killed her.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:WordOfGod is that John was killed off because [[HeKnowsTooMuch he already knew too much]] about Azazel's EvilPlan (in fact, WordOfGod is that John knew ''all of it'') and he was diverting Sam and Dean from the front-lines of the battle against {{Hell}}.]]
* MercyKill: Meg suggests that he did this to a badly injured [[spoiler:Bill Harvelle]], and that guilt over doing so is why he never [[spoiler:visited the Roadhouse again or mentioned the Harvelles to Sam and Dean]].
* MrFanservice: Especially young!John.
* MrFixIt: John is a mechanical person and likes to fix cars. He also comes from a family of mechanics.
* MyGreatestFailure: Not saving or being able to protect Mary and prevent her death. Also, failing to be a good father to his children, especially to Dean.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: [[spoiler:An [[AvertedTrope aversion]] in- and out-of-universe. John has become an increasingly unsympathetic figure with more and more emotional trauma leveled against Sam and especially Dean being seen and the multiple references to his simply abandoning both boys and moving them around constantly, more so in comparison to Bobby's becoming a better paternal figure to the boys.]]
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: [[spoiler: In "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2"]]. Subverted in "Long-Distance Call"--[[spoiler:it was a monster pretending to be him]].
* TheObiWan: Could be seen as this to both Sam and Dean. In fact, he was more of a mentor of the hunting world to both Sam and Dean than he was a father to the both of them.
* OlderAndWiser
* OverprotectiveDad: John has his moments. Particularly with Sam, who he knew had been affected by the demon that had killed Mary. He passed this particular neurosis to Dean.
* PapaWolf: Messing with his boys on his watch guarantees you a bullet in the head.
* ParentalAbandonment: John faced this with his father Henry as a child. Ironically, he ended up repeating what Henry did to him to his own sons.
* ParentalIssues: It's revealed in Season 8 that John had many issues with ParentalAbandonment and ParentalNeglect. His father Henry abandoned him when he was young, but this was because Henry had a duty to being a Man of Letters.
* ParentalNeglect
* ParentsAsPeople
* ThePatriarch: Of the Winchester family.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: John embraced the hunting world and expected his sons to embrace it as well.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:A heroic example.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: The major driving force behind why John began hunting. He shares this same trait with his second son Sam.
* ShellShockedVeteran: [[TheCutie Young John]] is an [[AvertedTrope aversion]].
* StarcrossedLovers: With Mary. His romance with her was orchestrated in order for them to have Sam and Dean, according to Cupid. It ended in tragedy when Mary died in a fire in Sam's nursery.
* TheStoic: John doesn't show that much emotion in general, but when he does, it's normally regarding his family.
* TakeUpMySword
* TragicHero
* TragicKeepsake: The journal he always used to keep records and everything? [[spoiler:It was supposed to be his DisappearedDad's (Henry)]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: After he got involved in hunting.
* TheUnfavorite: ''All'' of his children feel like they're this to him.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: John's not a villain, but it's still depressing to see how happy and innocent he was in the teaser of the pilot before Mary died and in the episodes where his sons travel into the past.
* WellDoneSonGuy: With Dean, [[CharacterDevelopment although later on Dean realizes how flawed John is and loses a lot of his hero worship towards him]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* WhatTheHellDad: John trained his sons from an early age to kill the demon that murdered their mother and didn't really do much else in the way of parenting. He left parenting Sam to oldest son Dean, treating Dean more like a grown hunter than a child.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad
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!!Mary Winchester (Portrayed By: Samantha Smith, Amy Gumenick)

->''"Dean... Sam... I'm sorry."''

Mary is the wife of John, and mother of Dean and Sam. She was born on December 5, 1954, to Deanna and Samuel Campbell. Mary's parents raised her as a hunter, but she gave up hunting after she met John and both her parents were killed by Azazel. She herself was killed by Azazel on November 2, 1983, when Sam was six months old and she went into his nursery to check on him and witnessed Azazel feeding baby Sam his demon blood. She never told John about the supernatural world or her former life as a hunter. Dean and Sam didn't learn about her hunter origins until Castiel sent Dean back in time, where he met younger versions of John and Mary in "In the Beginning."
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* ActionGirl: Mary was a hunter when she was younger.
* ActionGirlfriend: While John was still a sweet, kind and innocent person who was a military soldier and came from a family of mechanics, Mary was busy kicking monster ass as a hunter.
* ActionMom: Subverted. Mary had already quit the hunting life when she became a mom.
* {{Adorkable}}: As young!Mary, she definitely had her adorable and loveable moments.
* {{Badass}}: Mary is an ActionGirl who comes from a BadassFamily of hunters.
** BadassAdorable: As younger!Mary, she had her cute moments.
** BadassBoast: Threaten those she loves, and Mary will put you in your place using both words and action.
** BadassNormal: Mary is a normal human yet she was an ActionGirl who kicked ass.
** HeartbrokenBadass: Has dealt with heartache and tragedy in regards to her relationship with John.
** PregnantBadass: In "The Song Remains the Same", she was pregnant with Dean yet still put up a better fight against an angel than either John or Dean.
** RetiredBadass: Mary gave up the hunting lifestyle after she married John.
* BattleCouple: With John.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Mary is shown to be a good, kind and caring individual.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mary is a nice lady most of the time, but don't mess with her. She is not to be underestimated.
* BoyMeetsGirl: With John. Apparently, Cupid and Heaven had a hand in John and Mary getting together so that she could give birth to Sam and Dean.
* BreakTheCutie: A big part of her tragic backstory.
* BrokenBird: 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 celling 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.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Mary was the Gentle Girl to John's Brooding Boy.
* CessationOfExistence: [[spoiler: Implied to be what happened to her after her HeroicSacrifice in "Home".]]
** Highly doubtful considering that [[spoiler: Death claims that the human soul can never be destroyed, even by him and he's just as powerful as God. Mary's sacrifice likely had the same effect as burning the bones would have, she moved on to Heaven.]]
* ChildSoldier: Mary was raised as a hunter growing up.
* TheCutie: As young!Mary. She was very loveable.
* CynicismCatalyst: Mary's unexpected and tragic death caused her husband (John) and her sons (Dean and Sam) to become hunters to avenge her death.
* DaddysGirl: Her father Samuel was ''very'' protective over her, to the point of falling into KnightTemplarParent territory.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Oh dear.
* DeadpanSnarker: Primarily in the flashbacks.
* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil: Azazel manipulated her into making one to save John, as revealed in "In the Beginning". Her deal, though, didn't cost her her soul-it allowed Azazel to feed his blood to Sam ten years later. Obviously, he didn't tell [[MamaBear Mary]] that part.]]
* DeathByOriginStory: Mary's death was the major motivator for John, Dean and later on, Sam, to begin hunting.
* DeathGlare: When time-traveling Dean and Sam come knocking on [[spoiler:former hunter]] Mary's door, she gives them quite a deadly glare.
* TheDeterminator: Mary wasn't the type to give up on wanting something. Something that Mary had always craved was to get away from the hunting life in which she was raised in and to live a normal life. Mary managed to get her wish, albeit with a tragic price and fate.
* DisposableWoman: Mary is already deceased prior to the Pilot episode.
* DoomedByCanon: This was expected since according to a flashback in season four, 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.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* GirlyBruiser: When Mary was younger. She was feminine but also knew how to kick ass and take names when she had to. She was involved in the rather male-dominated line of work of hunting for basically her whole life.
* GirlyGirl: Although Mary was a hunter, she was really feminine and girly.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Mary is a nice girl but she can kick ass and should not be underestimated.
* GuardianEntity: [[spoiler: After her death, her spirit [[UnfinishedBusiness stays behind in her old house]] and becomes this.]]
* TheGwenStacy: Mary is tragically killed at the hands of Azazel aka Yellow Eyed Demon.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Mary was a good hearted, kind and caring woman.
* HeroicSacrifice[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Her spirit destroys itself in "Home" to banish the poltergeist attacking people in her old house.]]
* HiddenDepths: Although Mary was brought up as a hunter, it is discovered that she actually hated hunting and wanted to live a normal, apple pie life. She ironically shares this trait in common with her youngest son, Sam.
* TheHunter: Mary was brought up in the hunting life and was therefore a hunter herself.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler: Like Sam, Mary hated hunting and wanted to have a safe, happy, apple pie life. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Well, she got one... for a while.]]]]
* TheIdealist: She was this before her life turned into a tragedy. Ironically, she shared this same mentality as her youngest son Sam.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Along with her HairOfGold.
* InTheBlood: Her entire family are hunters and Mary was raised a hunter. The Campbells are known to be the Brawn to the Winchester's Brains.
* KillItWithFire
-->'''Not!Mary:''' The worst was the smell. The pain, well, what can you say about your skin bubbling off? But the smell was so… You know, for a second I thought I’d left a pot roast burning in the oven. But… it was my meat.
* KnightOfCerebus: When she showed up in Season 1's "Home", everything started going downhill.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: In "The Song Remains the Same", a past version of Mary learned about what will happen to her and her family, but before she can act on it, [[YouCantFightFate her memories were erased by Michael]].]]
* LightIsGood: Mary is often seen wearing white clothing.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother, Like Son]]: Mary desired a normal life in the exact same way that Sam, her youngest son, has always desired a normal life. Mary and Sam also both hate hunting and wanted nothing to do with it. Also, Mary's relationship with her father Samuel parallels Sam's relationship with his father John regarding hunting.
** Dean inherited Mary's gentler, more nurturing temperament, taking care of both Sam and John as a child.
* TheLostLenore: To John. After she died, John's life was never the same again.
* LoveHurts: Azazel had killed John back in '73 and Mary made a deal with Azazel to bring him back from the dead. Unfortunately for Mary, she was completely unaware of the fact that she had sold her future son, Sam's life (as well as her own) to Azazel all so that she could have John back.
* MamaBear: "You get out of my house... and let go of my son."
* MissingMom: To Sam and Dean. She was killed when Sam was six months old and Dean four years old.
* MoralityPet[=/=]MoralityChain: To her husband John and to her father Samuel.
* NiceGirl: Very much so.
* [[spoiler:NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: Her ghost intervenes and saves her sons from the poltergeist haunting their old home.]]
* OfficialCouple: With John.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both of her parents, Samuel and Deanna, are killed at the hands of Azazel.
* PluckyGirl[=/=]ThePollyanna: Before her life became tragic. She seemed to be very optimistic and idealistic by nature, similar to that of her son Sam.
* PosthumousCharacter
* SacrificialLamb
* SpiritAdvisor: To Sam in 4x21, although it was a hallucination of Mary that Sam was seeing.
* StacysMom: Dean himself makes note of how attractive his mother was in "In the Beginning."
-->"Sammy, wherever you are, Mom is a ''babe''. ({{beat}}) [[ImGoingToHellForThis I'm going to Hell]]. [[spoiler:[[LikeABadassOutOfHell Again]]]]."
* StarcrossedLovers: With John.
* TraumaCongaLine: Oh dear. Mary has endured so much pain, loss and tragedy in her life.
* [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Violently Protective Wife]]: Mary was ''not'' happy when [[spoiler:Anna]] tried to kill John (along with Mary herself) [[RetGone to erase her sons' existence]]. Viewers got to see a nice fight between [[spoiler:Anna]] and an angel-blade-wielding Mary.
* WalkingSpoiler
* WideEyedIdealist: Just like her youngest son, Sam.
* WidowWoman: She is of the wonderful widow type in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]].
* WomanInWhite: In all of her scenes, she is seen wearing a white nightgown. It is the same nightgown that she was killed in.
* [[ManOnFire Woman On Fire]]
* WreathedInFlames: [[spoiler:As a ghost, this was how she first appeared to people, before she appeared to Sam and Dean and [[ThisWasHisTrueForm briefly reverted]] to [[KillItWithFire pre-cooked]] self.]]
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[[folder:Samuel Campbell]]
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!!Samuel Campbell (Portrayed By: Mitch Pileggi)

->''"I don't trust other hunters, Dean. Don't want their help, don't want them around my family."''

Samuel is the husband of Deanna, father of Mary, father-in-law of John and the maternal grandfather of Dean and Sam. His grandson Sam was named after him. Samuel and Deanna were both hunters, and raised Mary to be one as well. Samuel was killed by Azazel (who possessed him temporarily). He was brought back to life along with Sam at the end of fifth season by Crowley, who forced him to look for {{Purgatory}}. He tried to sell Sam and Dean out to Crowley. Sam killed him when Samuel became possessed by the Khan Worm.
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* ActionDad[=/=][[ActionDad Action Grandpa]]: Samuel hunts for a living.
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: Type II in Season 6; he is working with Crowley, but only to get Mary BackFromTheDead.]]
-->'''Samuel:''' You know, the one difference between us: you know how to live without her.
-->'''Dean:''' Look, I know how you feel--
-->'''Samuel:''' No, you don't. She's my daughter, and she's dead, and I can do something about it.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: He's brought back by Crowley in Season 6. [[KilledOffForReal For a while, anyway.]]]]
* {{Badass}}: Samuel is a very tough, strong, and experienced hunter.
** BadassBookworm: Has a lot of tricks up his sleeve, like the cures for djinn poison and vampirism, by virtue of having been born into a long line of hunters who took notes.
** BadassGrandpa: He may be Sam and Dean's grandfather but that don't stop him from kicking ass.
** BadassNormal: Doesn't have any superhuman abilities yet can still kick major ass. He's an experienced hunter after all.
* BaldOfAwesome: It becomes a BaldOfEvil when he's possessed [[spoiler:and also when he pulls a FaceHeelTurn in Season 6]].
* BattleCouple: With Deanna. They were both hunters.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: The Brooding Boy to Deanna's Gentle Girl.
* DeadpanSnarker: Oh so much. Samuel could qualify as the king of snark and sarcasm.
* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil: Turns out he made one with Crowley to bring Mary back if Samuel could get Purgatory's location out of the monsters he captured. Nothing ever comes out of it, since Samuel dies (again) in "And Then There Were None".]]
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Jerkass Has Standards]]: "You're a hell of a hunter, Sam, but... the truth is, sometimes you scare me."
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: "'Soccer mom', huh? Well, I'll have to look that up on the 'intranet'."
* [[spoiler:ForcedIntoEvil: He grudgingly does what Crowley tells him to out of desperation to have his daughter, Mary returned to him.]]
* GrandTheftMe: His possession by Azazel and the Khan worm [[spoiler:in both of the episodes where he dies]].
* InTheBlood: Samuel was a hunter and he raised his daughter Mary to be one as well. Mary, on the other hand, hated the hunting life and wanted to escape. Ironically, Mary's attitude and relationship with Samuel parallel her future son, Sam's attitude towards hunting and his relationship with John.
* {{Jerkass}}: Boy howdy.
* JerkassHasAPoint
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightTemplar
* [[spoiler:KnightTemplarParent]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole: In season six.]]
* MoralityChain: His wife, Deanna and his daughter, Mary.
* NamesTheSame: With Sam Winchester [[DeadGuyJunior (duh)]] and [[UltimateBlacksmith Samuel Colt]].
* OverprotectiveDad: He sure didn't approve of his daughter's taste in men (i.e. John).
* ThePatriarch: Of the Campbell family.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* ThickerThanWater: [[spoiler:To Samuel, not so much. When he tries to pull this excuse on Sam and Dean, they tell him exactly how full of crap he is. And yet, [[JerkassHasAPoint he does have a point]], having met Dean once before [[JerkassWoobie he died (the first time), got possessed by Azazel, and forced to kill himself and his wife]], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero all because of Dean's attempt to intervene and change the past]]. Samuel spent a year hunting with a soulless, amoral version of Sam whose cold-blooded actions apparently disturbed Samuel, if "Live Free or Twihard" and the flashbacks in "Unforgiven" are an indication. Even so, Samuel apparently did care about his grandsons since he did make attempts to help them in Season 6 as long as it didn't interfer with his deal with Crowley like when he gave Dean the cure for vampirism. When it came down to it, though, he loved Mary, his daughter, more than he was willing to help Dean and Sam, grandsons he barely knew and were admittedly kind of dickish themselves at that point.]]
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[[folder:Deanna Campbell]]
!!Deanna Campbell (Portrayed By: Allison Hossack)

Deanna was the wife of Samuel, mother of Mary, mother-in-law of John and maternal grandmother of Dean and Sam. Her grandson Dean was named after her. She and Samuel were both hunters and raised Mary to be one as well. Deanna was killed by Azazel.
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* ActionMom: She was involved in the hunting life after all along with her husband Samuel and her daughter Mary.
* BattleCouple: With Samuel.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: The Gentle Girl to Samuel's Brooding Boy. [[spoiler:With her dead, a resurrected Samuel goes JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope]].
* ChefOfIron: In one scene, Deanna multitasks whipping up a fruit salad and also discussing a case with Samuel and Dean.
* [[spoiler:NeckSnap: After throwing her with telekinesis, Azazel stalks up to her and breaks her neck with his own hands. Excuse me, with ''her husband'''s own hands.]]
* OneShotCharacter: Unlike her husband, Deanna only appeared in one episode and was mentioned only once more.
* WeHardlyKnewYe
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Adam Milligan]]
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!!Adam Milligan (Portrayed By: Jake Abel)

Adam is the youngest son of John Winchester and the younger half brother of Sam and Dean Winchester.
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To both Sam and Dean.
* BackForTheDead: Adam is brought back from the dead, only for him to end up locked in Lucifer's cage in Hell for eternity.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Well, he IS a Winchester. It's what they do.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: Adam seemed to have a very similar life to his older half brother Sam before Sam embraced hunting.
* BreakTheCutie
* ButtMonkey: Even being half a Winchester gets the kid [[spoiler: killed and sent to Hell.]]
* 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
* TheChewToy: See ButtMonkey.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Everyone seems to have forgotten about him by now...
** Well, except for the fandom on tumblr. The "Except Adam. Adam's still in hell" punchlines are practically a MemeticMutation.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: In "Jump the Shark," the "Adam" the Winchesters meet is a [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Ghoul]] using his form. How did he get into that form? By ''eating'' the real Adam.]]
* DeadpanSnarker:
--->'''Sam''': You may not believe it, but Dad *was* trying to protect you.
--->'''Adam''': [[spoiler: Well, I guess the monster that ate me didn't get that memo.]]
* DeusAngstMachina: For someone who appeared in only three episodes, Adam has had a '''ridiculous''' amount of horrific things happen to him in each one. He's [[spoiler:[[ImAHumanitarian eaten alive]] by [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Ghouls]], pulled out of {{Heaven}}, [[BackFromTheDead brought back from the dead]], forced to [[BuriedAlive claw his way out of his own grave]], told (falsely) that he is TheChosenOne, kidnapped, held hostage against [[BigBrotherInstinct Dean]], [[BloodFromTheMouth tortured]], [[BigDamnHeroes rescued]] (only '''NOT'''), [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by an [[ArchangelMichael archangel]], [[KillItWithFire incinerated]], ''disintegrated'', regenerated and, finally, dragged into the worst possible pit of {{Hell}} alongside Lucifer and Michael. And is ''still there''.]] Note that Adam was an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary College Student]] prior to this and that the only reason '''any''' of it happened to him is because he is a...
* DistressedDude
* 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.]]
* InTheBlood: Adam is a descendent of Cain and Abel due to being John's son. Therefore, like Sam and Dean, he is able to be the vessel for Michael.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Zachariah warned Adam that Sam and Dean would always save each other before ever taking a second glance at him. 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 possibility that Adam might ''still'' be 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.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Prior to [[spoiler: being killed]] in "Jump the Shark".
* PrettyBoy
* RefusedByTheCall
* ThickerThanWater: Averted with Adam, notable because ''all'' the Winchesters generally subscribe to a "family is everything" mindset. But Sam and Dean are complete strangers to him, he resents them for having the father he never had ([[AbusiveParents such as]] [[KnightTemplar he was]]), Zachariah has warned Adam about Sam and Dean's crazy co-dependency issues, and overall, Adam wants precisely nothing to do with the Winchesters' "dewy-eyed bromance." Though he does just start to warm up to Dean before Michael gets to him.
** On the other hand, he's apparently quite loyal to his mother, and Michael's big selling point for using Adam's meatsuit was that Adam would be able to see her again.
* TheSmartGuy: Adam is a pre-med student.
* TheUnchosenOne: Unintentionally. [[spoiler:By saying "Yes" to Michael and being the vessel in Dean's place, he effectively proves that Michael's speech to Dean in "The Song Remains The Same" about how [[ScrewDestiny Destiny cannot be screwed]] was basically Michael talking out of his ass.]]
* TheUnfavorite: [[spoiler:So Dean spends the first half of Season 6 trying to get Sam's soul back, because it's left in the cage with Michael and Lucifer, after Castiel removed Sam's mind and body almost immediately. When Dean first makes his deal with Death to get Sam's soul back, he tries to get Adam out as well. Death, however, refuses and forces Dean to choose between the two; Dean chooses Sam.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
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[[folder:Christian Campbell]]
!!Christian Campbell (Portrayed By: Corin Nemec)

Christian is Sam and Dean's third cousin. He is a calm and skilled hunter working with Samuel Campbell. Christian is revealed to be possessed in "Family Matters." In "Caged Heat," Dean stabs him with Ruby's Knife, killing both him and the demon.
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* AlliterativeName
* [[spoiler:BlackEyesOfEvil]]
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession: We never meet the ''real'' Christian Campbell, who had been possessed by a demon for a year when he is introduced.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: In "Caged Heat."]]
-->'''Christian:''' What are you laughing at?
-->''[[spoiler:{'''Dean''' kills '''Christian''' with Ruby's knife.}'']]
-->[[spoiler:'''Meg:''' Dean Winchester's behind you, meatsack.]]
* LongLostRelative
* [[spoiler:TheMole: For Crowley.]]
* TortureTechnician: Although, according to Meg, he isn't very good at it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gwen Campbell]]
!!Gwen Campbell (Portrayed By: Jessica Heafey)

Gwen is Sam and Dean's third cousin, and a hunter working with Samuel Campbell. She tells Dean that she had no idea Samuel sold them out to Crowley, and is the only Campbell who is friendly to Sam and Dean. Dean kills her when he is possessed by the Khan Worm.
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* ActionGirl
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:She is killed by a possessed Dean in this manner.]]
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Samuel may have [[SarcasmMode forgotten to mention a few details to her]]...
* LongLostRelative
* StayInTheKitchen: Gwen is NOT pleased when told to stay behind and guard with Dean.
* YouRemindMeOfX: [[InvertedTrope Gwen believes she reminds Samuel of his daughter Mary]], which is why he tries to keep her out of the line of fire.
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[[folder:Mark Campbell]]
!!Mark Campbell (Portrayed By: David Paetkau)

Mark is Sam and Dean's distant cousin. He is a hunter working with Samuel Campbell. The Alpha Shapeshifter snaps his neck in "Two and a Half Men."
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* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LongLostRelative
* [[spoiler:NeckSnap: How the Alpha Shapeshifter kills him.]]
* TheQuietOne: Says less than ten words in both episodes he appears. Immediately [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Dean.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe]]
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[[folder:Emma]]
!!Emma (Portrayed By: Alexia Fast)

Emma is an Amazon and Dean's daughter, conceived during a one-night stand Dean had with her mother Lydia. Lydia, being an Amazon herself, became pregnant and gave birth to Emma within 24 hours following her night with Dean. Emma grew from a newborn to a toddler to a teenager within a short amount of time. She was killed by her uncle Sam while attempting to carry out the ritualistic killing of her father.
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* AntagonisticOffspring: Well, she ''was'' sent to kill her dad.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* HalfHumanHybrid
* [[HotChickWithASword Hot Chick With A Knife]]
* [[HumanMomNonhumanDad Human Dad, Nonhuman Mom]]
* LukeYouAreMyFather
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome
* TykeBomb
* UhOhEyes
* WeHardlyKnewYe
* YouLookFamiliar: Her actress previously played [[CreepyChild Missy Bender]] in Season 1's "The Benders."

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Henry Winchester]]
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!!Henry Winchester (Portrayed By: Gil [=McKinney=])

->''"I'm sorry I judged you two so harshly for being hunters. I should've known better. You're also Winchesters. As long as we're alive, there's always hope."''
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: It's understandable considering that Henry is from the 1950's.
* ActionDad: Henry was a Man of Letters.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Henry's last name is Winchester, like the rifle.
* {{Badass}}: Henry may not have been a hunter or a fighter, but he could still fend for himself when he had to.
** BadassBookworm: Henry was a Man of Letters and was highly knowledgable, intelligent, well-spoken and well-read.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Henry dressed rather sophisticated. Guess it's a requirement of being a Man Of Letters.
** BadassGrandpa: He is Sam and Dean's grandfather, but he himself [[ItMakesSenseInContext isn't old as he time-traveled to meet them]].
** CulturedBadass: Well, Henry ''is'' a Man Of Letters.
* BadPresent: From Henry's perspective. His son and mentors are dead. The legacy of the Men of Letters seems lost. His son grew up alone and believed himself abandoned by his father.
* [[ThePatriarch Benevolent Patriarch]]: Technically, Henry is ''the'' actual patriarch of the Winchester family, as he is the oldest known Winchester and was John's father.
* {{Bookworm}}: Comes with being a BadassBookworm and a Man Of Letters. His grandson Sam seems to share the same trait or quality.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Henry shoots Abaddon, a Knight of Hell only killable by Archangels, in the head with a bullet engraved with a devil's trap, thus preventing her from ever escaping her host, using her powers or even moving her body. He dies shortly afterward from an injury she dealt him when he was getting close enough to do the deed.
* CaptainObvious: After telling Sam and Dean that Abaddon is a demon and they ask Henry where she came from, he replies, "She's from Hell."
* ChekhovsGun: Henry's pin with the Star of Aquarius, which John asks him about.
* ChekhovsSkill[=/=]EscapeArtist: Henry's ability to escape handcuffs.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Which is a JustifiedTrope, considering Henry is from 1958.
* CrazyPrepared
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: It doesn't get much better than being thrown through time. Tragically, he's unable to go back and learns that not only is his son dead, but he died ''hating'' him. [[spoiler:Then he dies too]].
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Dies in his grandsons' Sam and Dean's arms.]]
* DisappearedDad: To John. Ironically, John ended up abandoning his sons as well.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater
* FollowInMyFootsteps: Henry expected his son John to follow the Winchester legacy of being a Man of Letters. Henry seemed to advocate the legacy to his grandsons Sam and Dean.
* GenerationXerox: It seems as though John followed in Henry's footsteps in regards to their parenting skills. Both Henry and John had issues with ParentalAbandonment (Henry with John and John with both Sam and Dean).
* GeniusBookClub: Part of the Men Of Letters club.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Henry was a Man Of Letters, which man that he was a bookworm and intelligent.
* GoodParents: Unfortunately, John never found out or knew about it.
* GuileHero: Henry is very smart and strategic.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Gil [=McKinney=] also played Dr. Paul Grady in ''Series/{{ER}}'' and Derek Bishop in ''Series/FridayNightLights''.
* JumpedAtTheCall
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
** HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Dies so Abaddon can be defeated.]]
** SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:Only for her to be brought back to life towards the end of Season 8.]]
* KnightTemplarParent: Henry tries to change the past, knowing full-well it could have unforeseen consequences for the future, because he can't bear to let his son suffer and die as he did in this future.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Josie Sands though the latter was actually in love with him.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: ParentalAbandonment seems to run in the Winchester genes. Henry abandoned John when he was a child and John repeated Henry's mistake with Sam and Dean.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Henry was a Man of Letters and, therefore, the legacy was passed down from him to his son John and also to John's children, Sam and Dean. Henry's father and grandfather were also Man of Letters, proving that the Men of Letters legacy was in the Winchester men's lineage.
* MementoMacGuffin: John's journal is revealed to be a keepsake from Henry's with the initials "H.W." on the inner cover.
* OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass
* ParentalAbandonment: Unintentionally abandoned John when he was a child. John ended up picking up the same trait.
* ProudScholarRaceGuy: He's a Man of Letters.
* PurpleProse: Henry's dialogue often sounds like something we would expect from CaptainPatriotic in TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks.
* SecretLegacy: Henry was a member of a secret book club called the Men Of Letters.
* SelfMadeMan
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong
* TheSmartGuy: Highly intelligent, scholarly, a bookworm and a Man Of Letters.
* SoulPower: Henry uses this to make the blood sigil work.
* StandardFiftiesFather
* TheStrategist
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With his grandson, Sam. Their resemblance is actually quite strong.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* VomitIndiscretionShot
* [[VomitingCop Vomiting Man Of Letters]]: The aforementioned VomitIndiscretionShot by Henry after a narrow escape from Abaddon illustrates how inexperienced he is with hunter-type activities, despite all his knowledge; it also highlights how frightening Abaddon is.
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