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Characters: Supernatural Djinn
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Djinn In Supernatural
Dean: What? You think these suckers can really grant wishes?
I don't know. I guess they're powerful enough. But not exactly like Barbara Eden
and the harem pants. I mean, Djinn have been feeding off people for centuries. They're all over the Quran
In the Arabian tradition
, djinn are creatures made of smokeless fire, which were created after angels and before humans. In Supernatural
, djinn are humanoid monsters with elaborate tattoos whose hands or eyes can glow blue. They feed on humans after poisoning them and inducing a dream like state. Appear in "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)
, "Exile On Main Street" (S06, Ep01)
, "Caged Heat" (S06, Ep10)
, "Pac-Man Fever" (S08, Ep20)
, and "Bloodlines" (S09, Ep20)
- All Just a Dream: Instead of truly altering reality, they create a fantasy state, which can be based on your deepest wish or worse nightmare.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Live in tribes with close family ties.
- Eyelights Out: The djinns' glowing blue eyes fade before they die.
- Fantastic Slurs: Julian Duval, the leader of the werewolf family in Chicago, refers to the djinn as "tattoos".
- Generic Ethnic Crime Gang: A family of djinn run the South Side of Chicago, while the other Chicago neighborhoods are controlled by 4 other monster families. The South Side should have plenty of empty factories, a favorite habitat for the djinn, but the idea of the djinn as White Sox fans sounds like the setup for a joke.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom/Occult Blue Eyes: Have glowing blue eyes when they use their powers.
- The Hermit: Typically dwell in large ruins with a lot of places to hide.
- Horror Hunger: Most feed on human blood, but a second type feed on fear.
- Humanoid Abomination: Able to pass as humans, but clearly monstrous when using their powers.
- Jackass Genie: The djinn are malevolent creatures who do not actually grant wishes, but manipulate a person's emotions to allow the djinn to feed.
- Kryptonite Factor: Can be killed with a silver knife dipped in lamb's blood.
- Lotus-Eater Machine: Create a simulation playing on their victim's emotions, while they feed on them.
- Mind Reading: Knows a person's secret desires and fears.
- Platonic Cave: The dream like state induced by a djinn's poison.
- Poisonous Person: Able to poison their victims with a touch. The poison can produce hallucinations, a stuporous state, or in a large enough dose, death.
- Power Glows: When using their powers, their eyes or hands glow blue.
- Power Tattoo: They have elaborate tattoos, which can move or glow blue.
- Prophet Eyes: After a djinn attacks, their victims' eyes roll back and are covered with a gray film.
- Super Speed/Super Strength: Stronger and faster than humans.
- Vampiric Draining: Keep their victims captive while draining blood or emotions.
This djinn captures victims over a 50 mile area, bringing them back to an abandoned warehouse in Joliet, Illionois.
He keeps his victims in a dream like state, where their deepest wishes are true, while he drains their blood into blood bags. He captures Dean and creates a fantasy world where Mary Winchester is alive.
- Abandoned Warehouse: He stores his victims in a cavernous old warehouse while drinking their blood.
- Bald of Evil: He is sporting a completely bald head.
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: He uses his victims' greatest desires to keep them trapped, even when they realize they are in a fantasy he created.
- Blood Lust: He has attached tubes to his victims and is filling blood bags. We see empty dry blood bags attached to the decaying corpses and see him drink from a blood bag attached to the woman in white.
- Conveniently Timed Attack From Behind: Dean stabs the djinn In the Back before the djinn can poison Sam.
- Disappeared Dad: In "Exile On Main Street" (S06, Ep01), Brigitta says "That's for our father," after poisoning Dean.
- Emerging from the Shadows: His silhouette is seen in profile on the back-lit red screen behind the woman in white before he walks around the screen and reveals himself.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: He caresses the face of the woman in white while she whimpers and tries to pull away. Once she has relaxed back into the dream state, he embraces her and lets his lips linger over her arm before drinking her blood.
- Just Eat Him: Instead of just knocking out his victims, opening an artery, and filling the blood bags quickly, the djinn slowly drains blood over days while creating an elaborate fantasy for the victims.
- Lotus-Eater Machine: He allows Dean to have what he has always wanted, even if it is not real.
- Love Is a Weakness: He uses Dean's desire to be with his mother and see Sam happy. He also seems to be manipulating the woman in white with her desire to be with her father.
- Make a Wish: He knows a person's deepest wish and uses this to keep his victims trapped while he drains them.
- Neck Lift: The djinn chokes Dean against the wall with one hand.
- Unwilling Suspension: He hangs his victims by their wrists as he drains their blood.
Brigitta (Laura Mennell)
- Avenging the Villain: It's implied that she is the daughter of the Djinn killed in Season 2.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: On the receiving end of this from Crowley.
- Killed Off for Real: Averted in her introductory episode, though her comrades were not as lucky. Her status after Caged Heat was unknown until Season 7's "There Will Be Blood" confirmed that she was killed by Castiel.
- Ship Tease: With Dean. Subverted as it was merely a ruse to poison him.
Jennifer O'Brien (Lynda Boyd)
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: She does a good of job of covering up her kills by becoming a coroner and staying in that job for nine years, all while avoiding suspicion of Police and Hunters alike. Her downfall comes not through any mistake of her own, but that of her son.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Has a Djinn son.