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Characters: Supernatural Hunters

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     Hunters In Supernatural 

Hunters in Supernatural

Dean: So you’re only out for yourself, huh? It’s 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.

  • Action Girl: Female hunters, not male ones.
  • The Alcoholic: Many of them turn to drinking when they find it hard to deal with their Dark and Troubled Past and the stresses of hunting.
  • Badass Normal
  • Crazy-Prepared: Most hunters are portrayed as having extensive armories including guns, knifes, silver, holy water, hexbags, and, of course, salt.
    Rufus: Bobby, do you have a cranial saw in the car?
    Bobby: Of course.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Almost every hunter is motivated by grief or vengeance for a lost loved one, like the Winchesters by Mary, Bobby by Karen, Jo by Bill, Gordon by his sister, etc.
    • The only exception seems to be Eliot Ness, who reacts with confusion when Dean automatically assumes he has lost a loved one to some kind of creature. Turns out he just discovered supernatural creatures exist one day and that they kill people, so he decided that killing them back was the right thing to do.
  • Dude, Where's My Reward?: Hunters do not generally get paid or recognized for their work, since the public is largely unaware of what they do.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards all supernatural beings. It's partially justified, seeing as how most of the creatures encountered on the show are evil, but even when they come across a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, a hunter is more likely to shoot first, ask questions never—and even that tends to be proven right in later episodes, like when Lenore was Forced Into Evil by Eve and Ruby turned out to be Evil All Along.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Sometimes, particularly with Gordon.
    • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Even the worst hunters are just trying to do their jobs to exterminate evil and save as many lives as possible.
  • Hero of Another Story
  • Martyrdom Culture: Their job is lonely, emotionally and physically destructive, and it doesn't have much of a retirement package either. As Bobby bluntly put it, the average death for a hunter is getting their guts ripped out at age 30. The alternative? Outliving what friends you still had and ending up in a sanitarium.
  • Smart People Know Latin: Most hunters are able to recite Latin incantations, and some are able to study ancient texts in Latin and other languages.
  • Wall of Weapons: Most hunters have one of these in some form.
  • Who You Gonna Call?
  • Vampire Hunter: Any of them that encounters vampires.
  • Viking Funeral: A hunter's funeral consists of burning the body on a pyre to prevent them from Coming Back Wrong.


     Missouri Mosely 

Missouri Mosely

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.

     Daniel Elkins 

Daniel Elkins

Portrayed by Terence Kelly and Andy Nez

First appears in "Dean Man's Blood".

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

First appears in "Salvation".

"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.

     Caleb 

Caleb

Portrayed by Josh Blacker

First appears in "Salvation".

"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.

     Bobby Singer 

Robert Steven "Bobby" Singer

Portrayed by Jim Beaver

First appears in "Devil's Trap".

"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 vengfull spirit.

     Ellen Harvelle 

Ellen Harvelle

Portrayed by Samantha Ferris.

First appears in "Everybody Loves A Clown".

"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.

     Jo Harvelle 

Joanna Beth Harvelle

Portrayed by Alona Tal

First appears in "Everybody Loves A Clown".

"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.

     Ash 

Ash

Portrayed by Chad Lindberg

First appears in "Everybody Loves A Clown".

"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.

     Gordon Walker 

Gordon Walker

Portrayed by Sterling K. Brown

First appears in "Bloodlust".

"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.
  • Ax-Crazy
  • Badass
  • 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...

     Steve Wandell 

Steve Wandell

Portrayed by Vince Murdocco.

Appears in "Born Under A Bad Sign" (S02, Ep14).

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.

     Isaac and Tamara 

Isaac and Tamara

Portrayed by Peter Macon and Caroline Chikezie

First appear in "The Magnificent Seven".

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 

Kubrick

Portrayed by Michael Massee

First appears in "Bad Day At Black Rock".

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.

     Richie 

Richie

Portrayed by Marty Papazian

First appears in "Sin City".

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.

     Rufus Turner 

Rufus Turner

Portrayed by Steven Williams

First appears in "Time Is On My Side".

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.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • 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.

     Martin Creaser 

Martin Creaser

Portrayed by Jon Gries

First appears in "Sam Interrupted".

"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.

     Samuel Colt 

Samuel Cole

Portrayed by Sam Hennings

First appears in "Frontierland"

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

Portrayed by DJ Qualls

First appears in "Season Seven, Time For A Wedding!"

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.
  • Adorkable
  • 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

     Frank Devereaux 

Frank Devereaux

Portrayed by Kevin MacNally

First appears in "Slash Fiction".

"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.

     Krissy Chambers 

Krissy Chambers

Portrayed by Madison McLaughlin

First appears in "Adventures In Babysitting" (S07, Ep11).

"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.

     Lee Chambers 

Lee Chambers

Portrayed by Ian Tracey

First appears in "Adventures In Babysitting"

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.

     Eliot Ness 

Eliot Ness

Portrayed by Nicholas Lea

First appears in "Time After Time".

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.

     Ezra Moore 

Ezra Moore

Portrayed by Linda Darlow

First appears in "Time After Time".

Ezra Moore is a hunter who assisted Eliot Ness in his various cases, providing research and supplies to him.

     Annie Hawkins 

Annie Hawkins

Portrayed by Jamie Luner

First appears in "Of Grave Importance".

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.

     Aidan 

Aidan

Portrayed by Adam Dimarco.

First appears in "Freaks And Geeks" (S08, Ep18).

"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.

     Josephine Barnes 

Josephine Barnes

Portrayed by Megan Danso.

First appears in "Freaks And Geeks" (S08, Ep18).

"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.

     Victor Rogers 

Victor Rogers

Portrayed by Adrian Hough

First appears in "Freaks And Geeks" (S08, Ep18).

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.

     Irv Franklin 

Irv Franklin

Portrayed by Paul Rae

First appears in "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)

"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.

     Tracy Bell 

Tracy Bell

Portrayed by Olivia Ryan Stern.

First appears in "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)

"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.

     Pete 

Pete

Portrayed by Dean Aylesworth

First appears in "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)

"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) 

Dorothy Baum

Portrayed by Tiio Horn

First appears in "Slumber Party" (S09, Ep04)

Jenkins: "Your father 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 

Charlie Bradbury/Kira Heinlein

Portrayed by Felicia Day

First appears in "The Girl With The Dungeons And Dragons Tattoo".

"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.
  • Badass
  • 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.
  • Bookworm
  • 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.
  • Nerd/Geek
  • 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."
    Charlie: "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.

     Tara 

Tara

Portrayed by Rachel Hayward.

First appears in "First Born" (S09, Ep11)

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.

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