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Law Enforcement in Supernatural
Law Enforcement in Supernatural
- "Since when have the Feds started tracking zombie activity?"- State Trooper Jack in "Remember The Titans" (S08, Ep16)
- Agent Scully: Most of the law enforcement agents utilize mundane explanations for the deaths and other strange events which occur.Sheriff in "Bloodlust" (S02, Ep03): Because there's no such thing as cattle mutilation. Cow drops, leave it in the sun... Within 48 hours the bloat will split it open so clean it's just about surgical. The bodily fluids fall down into the ground and get soaked up because that's what gravity does... But hey, it could be Satan.
- Bavarian Fire Drill: Usually the local police simply accept Sam and Dean as FBI Agents after they flash their fake badges.Deputy in "Southern Comfort" (S08, Ep06): First a Texas Ranger, now you guys?
- Demonization: Police officers tend to blame the same Acceptable Targets when something odd happens.Detective Glass in "Hunteri Heroici" (S08, Ep08): A lot of people are thinking drugs, Agent Nash. An ass-load of drugs.Sheriff Dietrich in "Monster Movie" (S04, Ep05): Yeah you got me. I mean this killer's some kind of grade A wacko right? I mean some Satan worshiping, Anne Rice reading, Gothic, psycho, vampire wannabe.Agent Henriksen in "Jus In Bello" (S03, Ep12): Do you know what these guys do for kicks? Dig up graves and mutilate corpses. They're not just killers Sheriff. They're Satan-worshiping, nut-bag killers.
- Police Are Useless: It is rare that the police understand the true nature of what they are fighting.Dean in "Nightshifter" (S02, Ep12): Friggin' cops.Sam: They're just doing their job, Dean.Dean: No, they're doing our job, only they don't know it, so they suck at it.
- Weirdness Censor: Most of the police officers just ignore the odd events or take them in stride as if it was something they see everyday.Detective Glass in "Hunteri Heroici" (S08, Ep08): Coroner said his heart was ejected from his body. Got some air too... Found it in the sandbox.
Agent Victor Henriksen
- "Well, guess what? Life sucks, get a helmet. ‘Cause everybody’s got a sob story, but not everybody becomes a killer."
- Anti-Villain: Type IV: Jerkassery aside, Henriksen is still an honest, well-meaning FBI agent who wants to capture bad guys and save lives. He just happens to be chasing two fugitives who he thinks are murderous nutjobs.
- Authority Equals Asskicking
- Badass: All it took was a phone conversation with Dean for the Brothers Winchester to realize how screwed they were. (Though this came dangerously close to a Creator's Pet-type conversation.)
- Bald Black Leader Guy
- Brainwashed and Crazy / Came Back Wrong: Like Meg, this is how his ghost returns in "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester".
- Cowboy Cop
- Cruel and Unusual Death
- A Death in the Limelight: In "Jus in Bello", Henriksen's motives are explored, he is revealed to be a genuinely good guy, and he develops a budding friendship with Dean. When he sees evidence of the supernatural firsthand, he helps Sam and Dean fight off legions of demons and it is even implied that he may become a hunter afterwards. Then Lilith shows up and slaughters everyone, Henriksen included.
- FBI Agent
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Dean and Sam.
- Forced to Watch: Lilith made him watch as she tortured everyone else in the police station to death, including flaying poor Nancy's skin off, before she finally killed him.
- Hero Antagonist
- Jerkass: Revealed to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Inspector Javert
- Killed Off for Real: Very slowly and painfully by Lilith For the Evulz.
- Last Name Basis: Everyone except his partner (who calls him a"Vic") and their boss refer to him as plain, simple "Henriksen". Until he and Dean become buddies.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: To standard operating procedure in his first appearance. When a cop on a case he's about to take over says: "I'm sure you're going to say you'd like me to cooperate and...," he responds with: "I don't give a rat's ass what you do. You can go eat a doughnut and bang your wife for all I care."
- Reality Ensues: There's a brief moment in "Jus in Bello" where, after nabbing Sam and Dean, his boss gives him paperwork to fill out. Henriksen himself looks like he forgot about this part of police-work.
Special Agent Calvin Reidy
- "Armed robbery, kidnapping and, oh, three counts of first degree murder."
- FBI Agent: He is a Special Agent engaged in the criminal investigation of the Winchesters.
- Meaningful Look: He tends to say little, but is able to communicate a lot to his partner Agent Henriksen in a glance.
- The Quiet One: He typically only talks when asked a question, but can be a Deadpan Snarker.Agent Henriksen: Near went nuts trying to find you. Ask him.Agent Reidy: He near went nuts.
- Salt and Pepper: He is much quieter and less emotional than Agent Henriksen.
Prison Warden Deacon
- "Boys, uh... I can't thank you enough for this. I know it was asking a lot but you still came through. Your daddy raised you right."
- Alone With Prisoner Ploy: How Deacon gets Sam and Dean alone, to help them escape.
- Good All Along: Sometimes Deacon seems to really enjoy roughing up Dean, whom he calls a hard case.
- I Owe You My Life: Dean is willing to risk his freedom and Sam's freedom because he feels an obligation to Deacon who saved their father's life when they served together.
- Make It Look Like a Struggle: Dean punches Deacon on the cheek to make it look like they jumped him.
- Psychic Surgery: The ghost of Nurse Glockner reaches into his chest and squeezes his heart.
- Semper Fi: Served in the Marines in The Vietnam War.
- Simple Staff: Carries a baton.
- We Do Not Know Each Other: He has to pretend not to know Sam and Dean while they are in prison.
Sheriff Jody Mills
Sheriff Jody Mills
Portrayed by Kim Rhodes
- Action Mom: Joins the hunters in fighting off a townful of zombies in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid."
- Back for the Dead: Narrowly Averted.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fair Cop
- Put on a Bus
- The Bus Came Back: In Season 8 Finale
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Staking the Loved One: Subverted when Sam kills her zombified son, who has already killed her husband, to spare her from having to do it herself.
- Ship Tease: With Bobby.
- Team Mom: Whenever she works with Bobby, Sam, and Dean, she often cleans up after them and worries about their health. She even threatens to use her "mom voice" on Sam when he won't go to sleep.
- Widow Woman
Sergeant Miranda Bates
- "Listen, kid, I don't have to do anything. And I don't take orders from the Feeb. So unless you can give me one good reason you got a couple of pretty-boy agents poking around my crime scene, I'm gonna put them in cuffs and spank your ass raw, understand? "
- Artistic License – Military: She is dressed in a Army Combat Uniforms (ACU) with a US Army patch and Military Police (MP) armband. Law enforcement on a Navy base is handled by masters-at-arms (MAs), who serve many of the same roles in the Navy as MPs do in the Army.
- She also wears the rank of an Private First Class, despite being a Sergeant.
- Blackmail: Kevin threatens to send the photos of Sergeant Bates from last June in Cabo to her commanding officer if she does not give Sam and Dean everything they want.
- Braids of Action: She has her brown hair pulled back in a braid.
- Embarrassing Old Photo: Kevin uncovers photos of Sergeant Bates from Cabo last June, which includes a photo of her in a sombrero doing a body shot off a guy.
- Masked Luchador: The naked guy she did a jelly shot off of was wearing a Luchador mask in the photo.
- Jurisdiction Friction: The FBI does not have jurisdiction over crimes on a military base, so she is unimpressed when Sam and Dean arrive pretending to be FBI agents.
- Tuckerization: Her last name may be a Shout-Out to Psycho or Kathy Bates.
- You Look Familiar: Carmen Moore, who plays Sgt. Miranda Bates, also played a doctor in "The Devil You Know" (S05, Ep20).