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Hunters In Supernatural
Dean: So you’re only out for yourself, huh? Its all about number one?
Bela: Being a hunter is so much more noble? A bunch of obsessed, revenge driven sociopaths trying to save a world that can’t be saved?
Dean: Well, aren’t you a glass half-full?
Hunters in Supernatural
are humans who have decided to protect unaware, normal people
from supernatural beings, such as ghosts, vampires, and demons. They have usually lost someone close to them to a supernatural being, but in some cases they were raised in a hunting family
. Most have a nomadic lifestyle
, but they have a network to pass along information and have hangouts like Harvelle's Roadhouse in Nebraska. They find cases by searching newspapers and the internet for abnormal events and patterns, which suggest a supernatural etiology.
Portrayed by Loretta Devine
First appears in "Home".
"Boy, you see me sawin’ some bony tramp in half? You think I’m a magician? I may be able to read thoughts and sense energies in a room, but I can’t just pull facts out of thin air."
Missouri is a psychic and hunter who lives in Lawrence, Kansas and is close friends with John Winchester, having helped him begin his investigation into his wife's death.
Portrayed by Terence Kelly and Andy Nez
Daniel is a hunter who lives in Manning, Colorado. He helped train John Winchester in hunting, but the two eventually parted on bad terms. Daniel also owned The Colt, which is able to kill almost any supernatural creature in one shot. He was killed by a pack of vampires in 2006.
Pastor Jim Murphy
Pastor Jim Murphy
Portrayed by Richard Sali
"I like to say salvation was created for sinners."
Pastor Jim is a psychic pastor and hunter who lives in a church in Blue Earth, Minnesota. He is an old friend of John Winchester. He is murdered by Meg in November 2006.
Portrayed by Josh Blacker
"John, whatever you do don't give...."
Caleb is a hunter who supplies weapons to other hunters and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is murdered by Meg in November 2006.
Robert Steven "Bobby" Singer
"Family don't end with blood, boy!"
Bobby is a hunter who lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota who entered the world of hunting after his wife was possessed by a demon. He acts as a father figure to Sam and Dean, having taken care of them many times while their father was hunting. He is a major part of the hunting community, running multiple phonelines and operations out of his house/salvage yard, where he offers safe haven and advice to other hunters. His library and knowledge about the supernatural is unmatched. He is shot and killed by Dick Roman in 2012, but lingers as a ghost for a short time before asking to be put to rest when he fears becoming a vengeful spirit.
- Abusive Parents: His father was a drunk asshole who smacked his mom around.
- A Death in the Limelight: Death's Door shows Bobby's backstory, where he shot his father, an abusive alcoholic.
- Ambiguously Bi: He did use tongue with Crowley.
- Arc Words: "You break everything you touch"
- Ascended Extra: Bobby appeared in one episode in the first season as a stand-in for Missouri Mosely. He proved so popular that he appeared in five episodes in the next season and became the third main character alongside the Winchesters for the next four seasons.
- Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Went from Hell straight to Heaven in Season 8 as part of the second trial for Sam.
- Back from the Dead: Courtesy of a "new-and-improved" Castiel in "Swan Song". He later gets shot dead by Dick Roman.
- Badass Bookworm: Sam is great at research, but Bobby can run circles around anyone when it comes to finding answers. Helps that over the years he's amassed a very impressive collection of books on the supernatural to stock in his library.
- Badass Beard
- Handicapped Badass: In Season 5. He gets better.
- Breakout Character
- Calling the Old Man Out: Bobby gets one against the memory of his dead father in "Death's Door".
- Catch Phrase: "Idjits."
- The Confidant
- Cool Old Guy
- Crazy-Prepared: He slips all his guests holy water in case they're demons, and he made and hid copies of all his irreplaceable books, just in case they were ever destroyed. Bobby lampshades this in "Let It Bleed" by calling himself "a paranoid bastard." Taken to an insane degree when he traps a reaper in "Death's Door" with ingredients found in his memories.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Weekend at Bobby's".
- Deadpan Snarker: He temporarily becomes a Disabled Snarker in Season 5.
- Deal with the Devil: Crowley coaxes him into making one at the end of "The Devil You Know" to magically locate Death. When Crowley reneges on his promise of immediately returning Bobby's soul, Mr. Singer beats him at his own game and forces him to break the contract in "Weekend at Bobby's".
- Death by Flashback
- Dying Moment of Awesome: "Death's Door" focuses on Bobby fighting his way out of a coma to pass on information about the leviathans.
- Genre Savvy: See Crazy-Prepared above.
- Good Is Not Nice
- Grumpy Old Man
- He's Back: Confirmed by Beaver himself on twitter. Later turns out to have been a form of Lying Creator since it technically wasn't the real Bobby, just a vision of him.
- Honorary Uncle: In a flashback in "A Very Supernatural Christmas," younger Sam in said flashback calls him "Uncle Bobby."
- I Am Not My Father: He refused to have children of his own because he was afraid that he would abuse them the way he himself was abused.
- Information Broker
- Jerk Ass
- Killed Off for Real: He dies of a headshot wound mid-Season 7. His ghost hung around for awhile, but moved on in the finale when he started turning into a vengeful spirit.
- Kill the Ones You Love: Poor Bobby goes through this on a fairly regular basis: he first got into hunting after murdering his demonically possessed wife. Then she came back as a zombie he eventually had to kill again. Then he himself is possessed and forced to kill his estranged best friend.
- Mister Exposition: Admire the man's dedication: you can't stop him from passing on information related to your Evil Plan even if you put him in a coma.
- My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction upon realizing he's become a vengeful spirit and almost killed Sam.
- Nice Hat
- The Obi-Wan
- Only Sane Man: He's the only character who can take a step back and see the bigger picture. Up to a certain point anyway; he starts to lose his perspective towards the end of Season 4.
- Parental Substitute: Bobby makes it very clear, to him, Sam and Dean are his boys.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Apparently, Bobby gets monthly pedicures.
- The Reliable One: As close as you can get to it in this show, anyway.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: His handgun of choice is a Colt Peacemaker. He may just have a fondness for "cowboy" guns, as he also uses a lever-action rifle.
- Self-Made Orphan: As a kid, he shot his abusive father to protect his abused mom, and buried the body behind the shed. His mom was horrified by what he'd done. When an older Bobby remembers this, he remarks, "This is the first time you learn that they never say 'thank you' when you save 'em."
- Spirit Advisor: In the latter half of Season 7, complete with Yoda reference.
- Team Dad
- Write Who You Know: His name and personality are taken directly from writer/directer/executive producer Robert Singer. According to the Real Life Bobby Singer, Eric Kripke snuck it in behind his back.
Portrayed by Samantha Ferris.
"Now, Dean, they say you can't protect your loved ones forever... Well, I say screw that. What else is family for?"
Ellen is a no-nonsense hunter who runs the Roadhouse, a hunter bar in Nebraska. She is a friend of John's and quickly becomes a mother figure to his sons. Although Ellen doesn't want her daughter put in danger by hunting, she eventually becomes Jo's hunting partner to keep an eye on her. Ellen dies in 2009 when she kills herself and a group of hellhounds to clear a path to kill Lucifer
- Action Mom: Starting in the second season finale.
- Anger Born of Worry: Seems to be her default response to her loved ones risking themselves. Remember the end of "No Exit"? Admittedly, part of her anger was not only that Jo risked her life, but also that she'd gone behind her (Ellen's) back to do it and then got Sam and Dean to lie to her about it.
- Battle Couple: She may have had one with her husband, Bill, before he died. In an alternate universe, she's married to Bobby.
- Boobs of Steel: Work it, Ellen!
- Broken Bird: Averted—Ellen is cautious rather than jaded, despite how hard her life has been.
- Distaff Counterpart: To John and Bobby.
- Drinking Contest: Gets into one with Castiel in "Abandon All Hope...". Suffice to say, she probably lost.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: It sure as hell is! Too bad it turns out to be for nothing...
- "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: "You can go straight back to Hell, you ugly bitch!"
- Good Guy Bar: The Roadhouse, a saloon hunters meet to drink and exchange information. It also seems to house homeless hunters; the Harvelles live there along with Ash, Ellen offers the Winchesters a room, and tells a random hunter he'll have to sleep in his car that night when Jo swindles him. Demons burn the place down in the Season 2 finale.
- Good Parents: Even taking into account her understandable over-sheltering of her daughter from the Crapsack World they live in, Ellen is among the best parents in the series, considering the cast's Dysfunction Junction.
- Happily Married: With Bill before his death; when telling Dean about her father, Jo mentions that Ellen would be sour and pissed the second he left and only start smiling again when he came back. She had this with Bobby in "My Heart Will Go On"—a very gruff version of a happy marriage because of the recent death of Rufus, but a happy one nonetheless.
- Heroic Sacrifice / Senseless Sacrifice
- Inelegant Blubbering: Although she'd already been crying at the time, it only turns into this when she realizes Jo has already died, although she still manages to pull herself together long enough to get the job done. It's widely regarded as one of the biggest Tearjerkers in the series; considering how depressing this show is, that's saying something.
- Information Broker
- Mama Bear: The losses she has gone through in her life has made her protective of Jo as well as Sam and Dean.
- My Beloved Smother: In Jo's opinion, at least.
- Put on a Bus: For Seasons 3 and 4. She was supposed to come back for two episodes in the third season, but negotiations fell through with her actress. The Bus Came Back in Season 5.
- Retired Badass: It isn't until the second season finale that she gets back into an active hunting lifestyle.
- She's Just Hiding: The fanbase's reaction when the Roadhouse's destruction and the deaths of all the hunters inside implied that Ellen was dead as well. They were right—she turns up the next episode, having survived simply because she had the good luck to be out buying pretzels at the time it happened.
- Shoot the Hostage: Ellen tries (and fails) to talk her comrades into shooting Jake in "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2" when he has her pointing a gun at her own head and ready to shoot if they do.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Subverted; unlike Jo, Ellen doesn't feel any anger towards Sam and Dean about John because she has had more time to come to terms with Bill's death.
- Taking You with Me: She waits until the hellhounds are breathing down her neck before she blows up both herself and them, to stop them from pursuing Sam and Dean and ruining the mission to kill Lucifer as well as to avenge Jo.
- Team Mom
- Tsundere: What does she do after seeing Dean after three years? Hugs him in relief, then slaps him for not telling her he was alive.
- Also, Dean is legitimately scared of what she'd do to him if Jo got hurt on his watch.
Dean: Besides, if I ran off with you I think your mother might kill me.
Jo: You're afraid of my mother?
Dean: I think so.
- Widow Woman
- Women Are Wiser: Ellen is warmer and better-adjusted than her male counterparts.
Joanna Beth Harvelle
Portrayed by Alona Tal
"Just can't stay away, huh?"
Jo is Bill and Ellen Harvelle's daughter. She becomes a hunter to feel connected with her dead dad. Although Jo is seen as the Winchesters' little sister, she has a crush on Dean. She is disemboweled by hellhounds in 2009 while trying to save Dean during the hunt for Lucifer
- All of the Other Reindeer: Never fit in at college and constantly told she couldn't/shouldn't be a hunter.
- Backstory: Her online blog revealed what the show didn't get into, like when her dad died, why her mom hates Gordon, and Jo getting involved with a hunter named Rick.
- The Bait: She ends up being this in "No Exit", "Born Under a Bad Sign", and "Abandon All Hope...", setting off Ellen's Mama Bear instincts, especially considering Bill was killed when he played bait on a hunt with John.
- Black Eyes of Evil / Demonic Possession: In "Good God, Y'all". Actually a subversion, because Jo was never possessed and War was only making it look like she was to incite murder.
- Bratty Adult Daughter: The most common complaint fans had about Jo was that she seemed too immature to be a hunter or Dean's Love Interest. Later episodes tried to fix this.
- Break the Cutie: The kidnapping and her learning more about her father's death in "No Exit" and the entirety of her appearance in "Born Under a Bad Sign".
- Brutal Honesty: She calls 'em like she sees 'em, from quietly admitting Dean won't call her to pointing out to the others that, hello, she's dying.
- Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Justified in her debut due to the circumstances surrounding it: Dean starts to hit on her, but the stress and grief he's dealing with at the time makes it hard for him to follow up on and he stops half-way through with a "never mind". Jo is surprised he's not as sleazy as the other guys who swing by the Roadhouse, and develops more respect for him in the process.
- Click Hello: When the Winchesters sneak into the Roadhouse for the first time, Jo holds Dean at gun-point while her mom takes care of Sam.
Dean: (about the rifle poking him in the back) Please let that be a rifle.
- Cute Bruiser
- Daddy's Girl
- Deadpan Snarker: In Season 2. She's quieter in her later appearances.
- A Death in the Limelight: "Abandon All Hope...".
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Her mom's.
- Died Mid-Sentence
Ellen: I will always love you, baby.
Ellen: ... Honey? Jo?
- Disappeared Dad: He got killed on a hunt with John, who may or may not have killed him to put him out of his suffering once he got wounded, when she was still in pigtails.
- Distressed Damsel: In "Born Under a Bad Sign". In "No Exit" and "Abandon All Hope...", she's become a Damsel out of Distress.
- Faux Action Girl: In Season 2. She takes a level in badass in Season 5.
- Fighting Your Friend: The Monster of the Week in "Defending Your Life" forces Jo to try to kill Dean. The worst part is that she's fully aware of what she's doing, but can't stop herself from doing it. Luckily, Sam kills Osiris before Jo kills Dean, so she is able to regain control of herself and offer Dean some comfort before leaving.
- Full Name Ultimatum: Ellen calls her "Joanna Beth Harvelle" when she's upset with her.
- Gamer Chick: Jo hustles Ed, a hunter, out of his room money playing a hunter arcade game in "Simon Said".
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: Jo playing with her knife.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted in "Abandon All Hope...": Jo volunteers to stay behind as bait to kill herself and the groups' pursuers, but then she dies of previous injuries before she can pull the trigger, so her mom does it for her. Doubles as a Senseless Sacrifice.
- Hustler / Little Miss Con Artist: She won a sizable amount of cash from playing poker with hunters.
- Jumped at the Call: In stark contrast to Sam, Mary, and later Dean, Jo has never wanted to do anything other than hunt.
- Knife Nut: She carries her dad's knife with her because she wants to feel close to him, and says she was known as the "freak with the knife collection" at school.
- Like Brother and Sister: Her interactions with the Winchesters came off as this to some people, with Jo as their little sister. Lampshaded in "Born Under a Bad Sign" by Sam/Meg. Considering the infamous Incest Subtext between Sam and Dean, one would think that would only make Yaoi Fangirls more wary of Jo, but...
- Love Interest: For Dean.
- Must Not Die a Virgin: Defies it in "Abandon All Hope..." when Dean tries to put the moves on her. Although her sexual history is unknown...
Jo: Sweetheart, if this is our last night on Earth, then I'm going to spend it with a little thing I call self-respect.
- Near-Rape Experience: Sam gets frighteningly close to going through with it in "Born Under a Bad Sign" when he refuses to take the hint and leave. Instead, he knocks her out, ties her up, and taunts her about her father's death before Dean arrives. Sam later turns out to have been possessed by Meg at the time.
- Pursuing Parental Perils
- Put on a Bus: For Seasons 3 and 4, The Bus Came Back in Season 5.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Has a falling-out with Sam and Dean after she learns that John had been Bill's partner on his last hunt.
- Tomboyish Name
- Took a Level in Badass: In Season 5, thanks to three years of hunting with her mama.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: What happened to her hunter boyfriend Rick?
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Despite trying to act like a badass, she starts out with very naive misconceptions about hunting because of drunk hunters making stuff up to try to impress her, which Dean calls her on. By the end of her first hunt in "No Exit", she's considerably shaken-up and admits to Sam that it wasn't how she thought it'd be, but still thinks it's worth it because they saved someone's life. Eric Kripke described her as an enthusiastic, innocent girl who takes a "girl-next-door" approach to hunting.
- Young Gun
Portrayed by Chad Lindberg
"Well, hell then. Guess I need my pants."
Ash is a hunter/computer expert who resides at Ellen's Roadhouse, where he provides tech support and information to fellow hunters. He is killed when demons burn down the Roadhouse in 2007, although he later meets with Sam and Dean in Heaven, where his afterlife is the Roadhouse stoked with endless beer.
Portrayed by Sterling K. Brown
"Trust me, there's plenty out there that needs killing and this'll help you do it. Dean, it's not a crime to need your job."
Gordon is a vampire hunter who enjoys his job a bit too much and has a extreme black-and-white view of good and evil which boils down to anything supernatural needing to die, even if it is harmless. When he learns of Sam's psychic powers and possible role in the Apocalypse, he becomes obsessed with killing him. He eventually gets turned into a vampire and is beheaded by Sam in 2007.
- Cassandra Truth: Not quite how he expected, but alright.
- Evil Counterpart: To Dean.
- Fantastic Racism: If it isn't human, it has to die. He especially hates vampires, though.
- Foil: First to Dean and John, later to Sam.
- The Fundamentalist: Humans are good. Monsters are bad. That's all there is to it.
- He Who Fights Monsters
- I Am a Monster: He admits it in "Fresh Blood" and plans to kill himself as soon as he succeeds in killing Sam.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Let's be honest—if he had killed Sam a few seasons earlier, hundreds, maybe thousands, of people would still be alive... Assuming, of course, that Sam stayed dead for a change and that the demons couldn't have gotten Ava or Jake to free Lucifer from Hell.
- Season 6 revealed that he was even right about the vampires that the Winchesters made an enemy out Gordon to defend. They all (including Lenore) gave into their hunger for humans for one reason or another. Though, to be fair, that was implied to be Eve's corrupting influence on them, at least to an extent.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: After he himself gets turned into a vampire, he kills his friend, feeds off an innocent human, and turns another human because he is determined to finally kill Sam.
- Karmic Death
- Karmic Transformation: He is transformed into the thing he hates most—a vampire.
- Kill the Ones You Love: Gordon reveals he killed his sister after she was turned into a vampire.
- Knight Templar
- Not So Different: Well, aside from Lenore, Castiel, Bobby John, Lucky, Eleanor and whatever rare sympathetic monsters they find, Dean and Sam aren't much better than Gordon at treating or thinking supernatural creatures as human-like beings who have their good and bad sides. Dean takes it Up to Eleven in Season 7 by killing a Mommy Monster who was killing again to heal her sick child under the pretext that "she would just kill again" (basically the same excuse Gordon gave to try and kill Lenore), right in front of the child and promising to kill said child if he killed too. Oh, and Sam was the same in the previous season, but only because he was soulless.
- Off with His Head!: His favorite method of killing monsters. Also how Sam deals with him.
- Scary Black Man
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Literally. Just listen to how oddly calm and soothing his voice is while he's torturing Lenore.
- The Stoic
- Transhuman Treachery
- Treacherous Advisor: To Jo. The source of Ellen's distrust and dislike from him is because he used her daughter as bait to catch a rawhead. Jo didn't believe it, and secretly kept in contact with him.
- Vampire Hunter: Although he hunts other creatures, he has a particular fixation on vampires and they appear in half of the episodes he does, associating them with Gordon even more strongly. (Though he only appeared in four episodes...)
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Genuinely believes he is the hero and that Sam is The Antichrist. Funnily enough, technically speaking, he was kinda right.
- What Could Have Been: Early plans for Season 3 had Gordon finding out about Sam's actions in "Born Under a Bad Sign" while possessed by Meg (though it's unclear if he would have known about the spoilered part, or even cared if he had) and rounding up a posse of fellow hunters to hunt Sam down. Because Sterling K. Brown was contracted to Army Wives and they'd only let him appear for two more episodes, forcing the Supernatural writers to heavily condense Gordon's storyline by having him convince one hunter to help him, break out from prison, and find and get killed by Sam after getting turned into a vampire. Just imagine Gordon sticking around for Season 4, Season 5, Season 6...
Portrayed by Vince Murdocco.
A hunter who lived off of Route 71 in Minnesota. While Sam was possessed by the Meg demon
, he killed Steve Wandell in his home, causing Wandell's hunter friends to seek revenge for his death.
- Good Parent: Sam finds a letter from his daughter, who is away at college, thanking him for sending her a package including waterproof pajamas.
- Posthumous Character: Introduced as a dead body on the floor of his home in 2007.
- Properly Paranoid: His house is protected by flood lights triggered by a motion sensor, an alarm system, and indoor and outdoor security cameras.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He had many hunter friends, who want to avenge his death.
- Room Full of Crazy: Steve Wandell has drawings of Lucifer, a chart of astrological symbols, newsclippings, weather charts, and diagrams of storms, in a locked closet in his home.
- Slashed Throat
- Wall of Weapons: Keeps his weapons in a locked closet.
Isaac and Tamara
Isaac and Tamara
Portrayed by Peter Macon and Caroline Chikezie
Isaac and Tamara are married hunters who live near Lincoln, Nebraska. They became hunters after their daughter was murdered by something supernatural, and befriended Bobby at some point. They helped Bobby, Sam, and Dean fight the Seven Deadly Sins, but Isaac was killed and possessed by them.
Kubrick is a religious hunter who is friends with Gordon and joins him on his mission to kill Sam Winchester. He is killed by Gordon, who got turned into a vampire.
Portrayed by Marty Papazian
Richie is a sleazy hunter who met Dean when he saved Richie from a succubus. He later runs into the Winchesters in Elizabethville, Ohio, where he is murdered by a demon.
Portrayed by Steven Williams
Rufus is a hunter who lives in Canaan, Vermont. He met Bobby when he exorcised Bobby's wife, which resulted in her death. They two of them then became a hunting team until an botched job in Omaha led to them becoming estranged. Rufus briefly retired, but returned to hunting to help stop the Apocalypse, eventually mending his relationship with Bobby. He is killed in 2011 by Bobby, who was possessed by a Khan Worm.
- All a Part of the Job: Rufus gives this kind of speech to Dean, by way of pointing out that regardless of whether or not Dean gets out of his crossroads deal, his best hope is to end up like Rufus (i.e., bitter, secluded and alone, but alive rather than dead). He got killed off three seasons later, by the way.
- Black Best Friend: To Bobby.
- Cool Old Guy: "What? What am I, a heathen? I know what Craig is."
- Dead Person Conversation: In "Death's Door", a memory (or possibly more) of Rufus helps Bobby out as he struggles to stay ahead of a Reaper while in a coma.
- Drink Order: One bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue. He was also something of a general scotch connoisseur, but his favorite was Johnnie Walker Blue.
- Expy: Intentional or not, Rufus is Creighton Duke, another that character Steven Williams played with similar character mannerisms.
- Informed Judaism
- Killed Off for Real: In Season 6.
- Magical Negro: Not in that he had powers beyond being a Badass (formerly) retired hunter, but in that he had a ridiculous amount of helpful connections who helped him to do everything from digging up Bela's dirty past to not only digging up intel on Crowley and his human life, but finding out that he had a son, what happened to said son, and where the artifact Bobby could use to summon said son's ghost was...and then successfully stealing it and hiding it from the police. Justified on the connections and knowledge part: all of the older generation of hunters seem to be crazy prepared (see: Bobby) and extremely well connected (see: Ellen) simply by virtue of having been in the job for some years and if they weren't, they'd be dead. Somewhat averted in that his motivations weren't really selfless as much as utilitarian.
- Noodle Incident: With Bobby.
Bobby: (on the phone) Suck dirt and die, Rufus. You call me again, I'll kill ya. (hangs up)
Dean: What's up with Rufus?
Bobby: He knows.
- In "And Then There Were None", Bobby says that he and Rufus used to be as close as Sam and Dean until something happened in Omaha. No real details are given, except that Rufus lost "her" and that both he and Bobby agree that Bobby is to blame for whatever went down and Rufus has no intention of ever forgiving Bobby.
- Police Brutality: At one point in "Weekend at Bobby's", Rufus is heard over Bobby's phone, shouting, "That is excessive force, officer! I know my rights!"
- Twofer Token Minority: Black and Jewish.
Portrayed by Jon Gries
"I know you boys think I'm a bag of loose screws. Now, you wouldn't be wrong."
Martin is a hunter who was old friends with John Winchester, but went crazy after a hunt and entered a mental asylum in Ketchum, Oklahoma. After Sam and Dean helped him stop a Wraith killing patients there, he eventually checked out and returned to hunting. He is killed in 2012 by the vampire Benny after becoming convinced that he is a threat.
Portrayed by Sam Hennings
Samuel Colt is a legendary hunter who forged the Colt, a gun that can kill almost any supernatural creature. He is met by Sam Winchester when he and Dean traveled back in time to kill a phoenix and recover its ashes.
Garth Fitzgerald IV
Garth Fitzgerald IV
Garth is a eccentric hunter who has teamed up with Sam and Dean on several occasions. He went to dental school before becoming a hunter and lives in a houseboat named Fizzles' Folly
, which is named after his hand puppet that he uses to help children open up during cases. After Bobby's death
, Garth becomes a coordinator of hunter activity, tracking hunters through their cell phones to direct them to nearby cases and dispensing information.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: "Sharp Teeth" reveals that his long absence from the scene was due to his being attacked and turned by a werewolf in Maine. He actually finds love and happiness among the lycanthrope community, although some naturally turn out to be evil.
- Badass Adorable: Despite his odd demeanor, he's a highly independent and resourceful hunter. He handles the same things the Winchester boys do on his own.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: He got completely drunk after drinking one beer and thought this was a normal thing.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: "HI! I'M MR. FIZZLES! I'M YOUR FRIEND!"
- Cuddle Bug: Garth hugs the brothers at the end of every hunt they go on together, which Sam and Dean find awkward.
- Dean asks for it at the end of Sharp Teeth which pleasantly surprises Garth.
- The Cutie
- The Fool: Easily the least-huntery of the hunters the Winchesters have met. We get our first hint of this a season before he shows up: Bobby doesn't think his case sounds like a vampire and suggests he let the Muggles handle it.
Bobby: (on the phone) Willis, FBI
...no, Garth, not me
the FBI, the REAL FBI! How are you still alive?
- Hand Puppet: Mr. Fizzles, which Garth uses to get a little girl to open up about the death of her mother.
- Happily Married: To Bess who is a were.. err..lycanthrope like him.
- Hero of Another Story: In "Hunteri Heroici" Dean and Sam mention he's hiding the Tran family. On his houseboat.
- Hidden Depths: He grieves over Bobby's death and tries to fill his niche in the hunting community. He seems alarmingly close to tears after Dean asks him how he became a hunter, implying that it was very, very bad.
- Nice Guy: Easily the most approachable and likable hunters. Strangely innocent considering the line of work.
- Noodle Incident: In "Southern Comfort", he claims that he killed the Tooth Fairy.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: "You've been Garthed."
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In Season 8 for Bobby.
- Taking Up The Mantle: After Bobby's death, Garth decides to be the hunters' new go-to guy for information. He also tries to be their new psychiatrist.
- Took a Level in Badass: "Southern Comfort" shows Garth has become far more competent at his job, and has even started regularly giving vital advice to other Hunters, Bobby style.
- Wolf Man
Portrayed by Kevin MacNally
"No cupcake. What I did when I was 26 and came home to find my wife and two kids gutted on the floor. Decide to be fine til the end of the week. Make yourself smile because you're alive and that's your job. And do it again the next week."
Frank is a paranoid hunter/hacker who is an old acquaintance of Bobby. He helps Sam and Dean track Leviathan activity, but is killed after being located by the Leviathans.
Portrayed by Madison McLaughlin
"You’re never too young to kill monsters, especially the ones that kill your family."
Krissy Chambers is Lee's daughter. An independent and strong-willed teenager, she tends to clash with the Winchesters, who think she's too young to be involved in hunting. In "Freaks And Geeks" (S08, Ep18)
, Victor Rogers is training her to be a hunter with Josephine and Aidan, two other teenagers.
Portrayed by Ian Tracey
Lee Chambers is Krissy's father and one of Bobby's friends. He gets captured by vetalas, causing a worried Krissy to call in Sam and Dean to help save him.
Portrayed by Nicholas Lea
Eliot Ness is a legendary federal agent who was secretly a hunter. He is encountered by Dean after he is sent back to 1944 while hunting Chronos, the pagan God of time.
- Bad Ass
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy
- Nice Hat
- One-Shot Character
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Refreshingly averted. He tells Dean(who is questioning whether the job gets too overwhelming sometimes) to man up and do his job.
- Also invoked during an interrogation. Ness tells a bookie that Dean is a barely-restrained psychopath fresh from the Western Front who keeps himself from snapping completely by kicking people's heads in every few days.
Portrayed by Linda Darlow
Ezra Moore is a hunter who assisted Eliot Ness in his various cases, providing research and supplies to him.
Portrayed by Jamie Luner
Annie is a hunter who was friends with Bobby, Sam, and Dean. She is killed in 2012 while investigating a haunted house in Bodega Bay, California. Sam and Dean put her ghost to rest after defeating the spirit that killed her.
Portrayed by Adam Dimarco.
"Hey, how about we start a new tradition, and before each job, we give each other good luck kisses?"
Aidan is a teenage hunter who was recruited by Victor, after his family was killed by a vampire. He lives with Josephine and Krissy in Victor's house. He has a crush on Krissy, who thinks of him like a brother
Portrayed by Megan Danso.
"Move on, but never forget."
Josephine (Josie) is a teenage hunter who was recruited by Victor, after she came home from a friend's house to find her mother, brother, and sister, killed by a vampire. She lives and hunts with Krissy and Aidan, who have become her new family.
Portrayed by Adrian Hough
Victor Rogers is a hunter based out of Conway Springs, Kansas. He is training orphaned children to be the next generation of hunters, but made a deal with a vampire to kill their families to give them motivation.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Victor's family was killed by a Wendigo while on a camping trip. He also invokes this in his students by having a vampire kill their families to give them motivation.
- Driven to Suicide: After Krissy spares him and plans to leave him alone to suffer with his guilt over what he has done, Victor instead shoots himself in the head.
- Evil Mentor: For Krissy, Aidan, and Josephine.
- Knight Templar
- Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: His plan to have a more prepared hunter community.
- They Were Holding You Back: Victor killed the families of each child to make them hunters.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Thinks that most of the current hunters are not skilled, sane, or smart enough to tackle the rising threat of the Supernatural, citing the Leviathans as his wake-up call that something more needs to be done. He decides that training teenagers in some pretty harsh ways and killing their families to give them motivation is the right way to fix the problem.
Portrayed by Paul Rae
"Hell, Dean-o, weird's what we do."
Irv is a veteran hunter and old friend of Bobby's, also familiar to the Winchesters. He's held captive and used as bait alongside Tracy.
Portrayed by Olivia Ryan Stern.
"I watched a demon slaughter my parents. And the whole time it talked about how it was celebrating. Some dumb kid let Lucifer out of his cage."
Tracy is a hunter, who got into hunting during the Apocalypse when a group of demons decided to celebrate the release of Lucifer by killing her family. At some point she met up with Irv Franklin and the two of them hunted a shapeshifter together.
"And I said, bite me, crewcut."
Pete is a hunter whom Irv gave up to Abaddon. Abaddon tortures him, and Pete eventually gives her a cell phone number for the Winchesters.
Dorothy Baum (aka Dorothy Gale)
would be very proud. Did you know that he—"
Dorothy: "—wasted my time with his words, and I'd appreciate it if you didn't do the same."
Yes, she's that Dorothy
, but not the one you know from the books or the movies. The daughter of L. Frank Baum, the author of the Land of Oz
series, Dorothy is a hard-bitten hunter with little use for the Men of Letters' academic dithering or sexist attitudes. After capturing the Wicked Witch and bringing her back from Oz in 1935, she and the Witch both vanish after a fight in the Men of Letters' bunker in Lebanon, Kansas… only to be released by the Winchesters in late 2013.
Charlie Bradbury/Kira Heinlein
"If you can't score at a reproductive rights function, then you simply cannot score."
- A Day in the Limelight: Her previous two episodes were minor supporting roles, but in "Pac Man Fever" we learn a whole about Charlie herself.
- Action Girl: By her second appearance. She wins a LARP-fight against a male knight pretty handily, and in her third she's got Improbable Aiming Skills (though it was technically a simulation).
- Adorkable: Her Establishing Character Moment is her rocking out to "Walking On Sunshine" and she only gets more adorkable from there.
- Ascended Fangirl: Averted at first. Despite having a clear admiration for Action Girls as well as a love for all things Fantasy and Sci-Fi, Charlie is extremely reluctant to put herself in danger and only does what she knows she is capable of doing (hacking and corporate espionage). Played straight in her later appearances where she's become a Hunter.
- Always Wanted To Say That: "I'm in."
- Author Avatar: For writer Robbie Thompson.
- Back from the Dead: You're not a true hunter until you become an example of this trope.
- Big Brother Instinct: Both Sam and Dean become quite protective of Charlie, even though they know her for all of a day or two. Dean even lampshades this:
Dean: She's kinda like the little sister I never wanted.
- Birds of a Feather: With Sam. Both Adorkable? Check. Both nerds? Check. Both bookworms? Check. Both love Harry Potter? Check.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer:
Roman: Tell me, how does a high-school dropout become one of the brightest minds at Roman Inc?
Charlie: Um, honestly? Historically, I've had this problem with authority, no offense, so I realized the only way I could get away with being me was to be as...indispensable...as possible.
- The Bus Came Back: Returns in "LARP And The Real Girl".
- Character Shilling: While her computer savviness is never in question, at the end of her debut episode Dick Roman tells her just how amazing he thinks she is.
- Chick Magnet
- Cute Bookworm
- Embarrassing Tattoo: Charlie has one of Princess Leia in her slave bikini riding a twenty-sided die. In her defense, she was drunk and at Comicon.
- Establishing Character Moment: Charlie comes into work listening to "Walking on Sunshine." When finally out of sight in an elevator, she rocks out happily to the music but composes herself the moment the elevator doors open again.
- Expy: Intelligent, quirky, red-headed, lesbian geek? Are we talking about Charlie or Willow?
- Genre Savvy: Charlie learns about Leviathans, and reasonably assumes the person she got the info from is nuts. Then she accidentally learns they're real, and promptly tries to pack up and vanish. When the Winchesters show up, she reasonably assumes they're Leviathans, until they prove otherwise. For the duration of the episode, she tries to stick to her skill set instead of getting in fights. After the day is saved, she promptly gets on a bus and vanishes.
- When she shows up again at the Men of Letters bunker in Season 8, her tablet is loaded with as much monster data as she could find from researching the Winchesters… including Carver Edlund's novels.
- Hidden Depths: Pac-Man Fever reveals that she can handle a gun and hit a target straight in the head without blinking. No explanation where that particular skill came from.
- She has a habit of rerouting corporate funds toward various causes she cares about… including paying the hospital bills for her mother, who's been comatose since she was 12.
- It's All My Fault: Blamed herself over her father's death and her mother being comatose after going to sleepover and being frighten by it. Dean coats her out of that.
- Interspecies Romance: Falls in love at first sight with a fairy named Gilda.
- Lipstick Lesbian
- Meaningful Name: Charlie Bradbury. Justified as Charlie hinted that she made it up to give herself a new identity.
- Meganekko: Charlie wears glasses.
- Nerds Are Sexy: Well, it's Felicia Day!
- Not My Type: Dean suggests Charlie flirt her way past a security guard.
Charlie: "I can't. He's not my type."
Dean: "You're gonna have to play through that."
"As in, he's not a girl
- Playful Hacker: Some people surf the net when no-one's looking at work. Charlie diverts funds from the Republican party to Animal Lovers.
- Put on a Bus: Pretty much every episode with her ends with her going off someplace to not be seen for the rest of the season. Though in season 9 she actually goes off to Oz, yes, that Oz so it's possible this one may stick for a while longer than the others.
- Refusal of the Call: Played straight, then averted.
- Charlie was very reluctant to put herself in danger and after her part is done, puts herself on a bus and tells Sam and Dean never to contact her again.That didn't last long after they find out she had been LAR Ping as a Queen where murders start to happen.
- By the time she came back in "Pac Man Fever", she had fully went into the monsters lore and read the "Supernatural" books. She even called herself a Hunter In Training.
- Show Some Leg: As noted above, Dean tells her to flirt past a security guard. To his credit, Dean takes the time to check and see if the guard has ever shown interest in her, before telling her to flirt past him.
Dean: Pretend he has boobs.
Charlie: (looks disgusted) Worse.
- Dean then resigns himself to instructing her how to flirt with a man. Hilarity Ensues.
Charlie: I feel dirty.
Dean: You and me both, sister.
- She does the same in "Pac Man Fever" while trying out sexy clothing to pose as an FBI agent.
- Tomboyish Name: Charlie. It's not her real name, though. We don't learn her first name, but we learn her surname is Middleton in "Pac Man Fever".
- Ultimate Job Security: Discussed and invoked. Charlie figured the best way to get away with her illegal activities was to make herself as indispensable as possible.
- What Would X Do?: Sam motivates Charlie to go through her dangerous mission by asking her what Hermione would do.
Portrayed by Rachel Hayward.
Tara used to hunt with John Winchester and had a fling with him, obviously still carrying a torch when Dean meets her years later. Mostly retired, she runs an occult goods store where Dean and Crowley go for information on the first blade.