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Other Monsters And Supernatural Beings in Supernatural
Many types of beings live in the Supernatural
world, but do not have their own Character page; some of these include the following:
- Alas, Poor Villain: It's hard not to feel sorry for Emma when she pleads Dean not to let Sam kill her even if she was being manipulative considering that's the only way she has been raised.
- Does Not Like Men: It's considered in their culture to use men only for procreation and then kill them off.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Amazons mate with human men to produce offspring.
- Initiation Ceremony / Rite of Passage: A horrific one. The Amazon girls are brainwashed into killing their father as an initiation ritual.
- Patricide: Amazon girls are indoctrinated into committing this.
- Batman Gambit: The Crocotta's MO, especially in regards to Dean.
- Our Crocottas Are Different: While its ability to mimic other peoples' voices is accurate to the myths of Eastern Africa, a Crocotta is said to look like a cross between a lion and a feral canine with spikes along its back. In contrast, the Crocotta as portrayed in Supernatural simply appears as a man with unusually thin, long and sharp teeth.
- Phone Call From The Dead: The Monster of the Week lures its victims by faking phone calls (and other messages) from dead loved ones.
- Race Lift: Crocottas are from Eastern African lore, but is portrayed here by a white actor.
- Together in Death: The Crocotta invokes this to kill its victims.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: They can look human. This was to explain in a scene that was deleted in which one of the dragons was to say "Your army was defeated and your kingdom burned to the ground. Who are you going to tell your king did it? Me a man, or a sixty foot, fire-breathing serpent snake from Hell?"
Eve, the Mother Of All
"Okay, fine, I'll quit playing nice."
Portrayed by Julia Maxwell and Samantha Smith
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Possesses a gorgeous young woman who may or may not be a teenager. That means that this only applies appearance-wise, as Eve herself is over ten thousand years old and thus more than old enough to be having children.
- Achilles' Heel: Phoenix ash is her only weakness. Even if phoenix ash has been drunk by Dean, that blood is lethal to her due to phoenix ash being in it.
- Assimilation Plot: In "Mommy Dearest," we find out that her ultimate goal is to turn all humans into hybrid creatures so that all their souls will belong to her in Purgatory and denying any to Crowley.
- Black Sheep: Suggested to be one in Season 7 as both her and her children are looked down upon by the Leviathans who are implied to be related to her and, by extension, to her children.
- Disc One Final Boss: In Season 6.
- Evilutionary Biologist: Has a few shades of this. She's not much interested in humans, except as potential test subjects to help her create the perfect monster.
- Evil Versus Evil: She reveals in "Mommy Dearest" that she's come to Earth in response to Crowley hunting her "children" and is preparing to go to war with him.
- Nightmare Face: The aforementioned Glamour Failure in "...And Then There Were None" has Eve appearing on camera with the face of a rotting corpse and white eyes. Yikes.
- Nothing Personal: More or less states she has nothing against Dean and Sam, or humanity in general. Her real beef is with Crowley and her attack on mankind is simply a means to an end.
- This Was His True Form: Played with. Although she does transform back to her previous appearance when she's dying, it's not actually her true form, but the form of the young woman she's possessing.
- Uh-Oh Eyes
- Creepy Blue Eyes: In human form. The eyes themselves aren't creepy, but there's something dead in those baby blues when Eve's the one looking out of them. But...
- Prophet Eyes: ...when she appears on-camera, her eyes are milky-white. But...
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: ...when she's rising from Purgatory, her eyes are glowing yellow-ly. See her picture.
- Woman in White: Wears a white dress.
- Badass Boast: The Leprechaun that Sam confronts proclaims that he fears neither angels nor demons and claims to have "real magic where I'm from."
- Deal with the Fae: It's implied in Season 6 that they have made deals with humans in much the same as demons do. Though while they don't demand a soul in exchange, they do seek something in exchange; in the case of "Clap Your Hands If You Believe," it is the right to take the firstborn sons of the town of the deal-maker, and they will strictly enforce it.
- Disneyfication: Averted (see Our Fairies Are Different below). They can be quite dangerous and malicious. This aversion to Disneyfication is lampshaded in "LARP and the Real Girl" when a woman asks "Wait. Fairy magic can be bad?"
- Drunk on Milk: In "Clap Your Hands If You Believe," the watchmaker says the cream is like tequila for fairies. The little folk are shown passed out or staggering around.
- Fairy Sexy: Gilda in "LARP and the Real Girl."
- Insane Troll Logic: Inverted in "LARP and the Real Girl" in that it is Gilda's human master who is this instead of her.
- Land of Faerie: Their homeworld.
- Magically-Binding Contract: See Deal with the Devil above.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Supernatural has given us a variety of different types of fairies, ranging from the stereotypical Tinkerbell-like ones and shoe-making elves, to humanoid ones without wings, and menacing Redcaps.
- Reality Warper: Potentially the most powerful ones in the series with the possible exception of the Trickster (AKA Loki/ Gabriel).
- Fantastic Slur: The ghouls take offense to being called, well, "ghouls."
- Living Statue: Shaped from clay.
- One-Man Army: The Golem takes on an entire German army base in occupied Belarus in 1944 and kills almost everyone in it.
- Invisible Monsters: They are only seen by the person whose soul they are there to claim. They are invisible on the show with only their actions visible. Finally seen with all their glory in Season 8, as they can be seen with glasses burned by holy fire.
The Four Horsemen (War, Famine, Pestilence, Death)
The Four Horsemen — War (Titus Welliver), Famine (James Otis), Pestilence (Matt Frewer) and Death (Julian Richings)
Clockwise from top left: War, Famine, Death, and Pestilence.For information on Death as a separate entity from the other Horsemen, see his entry on Supernatural Reapers.
- Achilles' Heel: Cutting off their rings defeats them, or at least breaks their physical forms.
- Ambition Is Evil: War, Famine, Pestilence and Death's plan to destroy the earth and wreck havoc. It turns out that Death is the only one who genuinely isn't interested in the plan and is only acting under Lucifer's spell, while his three brothers are actively malicious and want to see mankind wiped out completely.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Since Anna says that they will revert to their "day jobs" without the Apocalypse, this trope is most likely what they are in essence. Word of God says that Lucifer drew these entities to him for the oncoming Apocalypse, rather than having always been their boss.
- Bad Boss: Famine either uses the demons under his orders as sacrifice or as lunch.
- Cool Car: Each one of them has one. War has a red Mustang, Famine has a black Chevy, Pestilence has a greenish-grey Pinto and Death, the last we see, has a white 1959 Cadillac Eldorado.
- Well, some are less cool than others. However, they are all puns, as each type of car is named after a horse, and is the color of horse that each respective horseman rides. Of course, they mixed two of them up; in Revelation, Death rides the pale horse while the white rider is generally labeled as Conquest. Possibly lampshaded/foreshadowed earlier in Season 4 when Alastair said about Death, "You know he doesn't really ride a pale horse?"
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?:
- War, thanks to Ruby's knife. ("C'mon, kids, you can't beat War!")
- Famine, courtesy of Sam and his demon powers, which Famine forced back on Sam.
- Pestilence, thanks to the last bit of angel left in Castiel.
- Death is subverted, as it turns out he's far too strong to defeat, but he helps the Winchesters anyway.
- Don't Fear The Reaper: Death, of course.
- The Dragon: All of them are this to Lucifer.
- Co-Dragons: War and Famine in particular.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Death. He's not exactly fond of Lucifer and his plans all that much, although he does obey him.
- Evil Cripple: Famine
- Evil Is Hammy: Especially Famine.
- Evil Makes You Ugly: Famine
- Evil Old Folks: Famine
- Evil Tastes Good: Famine's favorite food? Human souls, but he could go for some demons too. And they are DELICIOUS!
- Evil Wears Black: All of them seem to love the color black.
- Fingore: War and Pestilence both get their ring fingers cut off.
- Four Is Death: And you can add War, Famine and Pestilence.
- Gotta Catch Them All: The Horsemen's rings are the keys to trap Lucifer again. Fortunately, the boys already have the rings for War and Famine when they learn this.
- The Grim Reaper: Guess...
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Horror Hunger: Famine makes others hungry for whatever their weakness may be. Such as demon blood for Sam, for example.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: War thinks that we only need a little push to kill each other, and Famine is not a big fan of our tendencies for always wanting more than what we can handle. Pestilence considers that bacteria and microbes aren't chaotic or destructive; we are. At least, Death is not so hard; he just sees us as incredibly insignificant.
- Master of Illusion: War uses his ring to confuse two groups of humans by making them think that members of the other group are demons.
Leviathans — Not-Castiel (Misha Collins), Dick Roman (James Patrick Stuart), Dr. Gaines (Cameron Bancroft), Edgar (Benito Martinez), Chet (Sean Owen Roberts), Agent Valente (Morgan David Jones), Susan (Olivia Cheng), Joyce Bicklebee (Mary Page Keller), Not-Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki), Not-Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles)
The first beings created by God
, the Leviathans were imprisoned in Purgatory
when God became worried they would consume His other creations. In 2011, they were freed when Castiel opened Purgatory and absorbed all the souls there to become the new God
. The Leviathans eventually took over Castiel, but when Castiel proved unable to contain them, they left the angel's body and
escaped into the world, possessing many people.
- Achilles' Heel: The only way to kill a Leviathan is to stab it with the bone of a righteous mortal dipped in the blood of a fallen angel, the King of Hell and a father of the fallen beasts (an Alpha monster, the first of a monster species). This weakness is fairly hard to use against them because of meeting the above conditions and that they managed to keep it a secret until "Reading is Fundamental." As for their other weakness, see Weaksauce Weakness below. The only other known way to kill one is have it eaten by another Leviathan, or being forced to eat itself.
- Until "Reading is Fundamental," even they didn't know that weakness. They only knew that their one weakness was written down somewhere.
- Witchcraft and decapitation slow them down at least. Prior to learning their true weakness, Sam and Dean tended to defeat them with a combination of borox and decapitation.
- Big Bad: For Season 7, more specifically Dick Roman.
- Big Eater: As in, eating humans and everything else. As in, 7 billion humans is not enough food for them.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Turns out killing Dick Roman, the head Leviathan, drags the nearby people who killed him into Purgatory.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Dick Roman, the man possessed by the head Leviathan, is one of the richest men in America and, since his possession, has slowly started becoming the most powerful via multiple massive corporate takeovers.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Standard operating procedure for Leviathans who fail their tasks is to be forced to eat themselves! Now remember that, due to their Healing Factor, the sheer act of doing so becomes a Fate Worse than Death since, if they slack off at all whilst devouring their own flesh, it will simply grow back and they'll be forced to do it all over again!
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Despite being Smug Snakes, Dick Roman and the Leviathans have their moments. For example, when the Winchesters are gathering what they need to kill the Leviathans—a bone from a righteous mortal and blood from a fallen angel, the King of Hell and an Alpha monster—Dick summons the current King of Hell, Crowley, and traps him in his office, therefore ensuring that the Winchesters need to go into his office before they can finish the weapon.
- Gets better in the finale, as Dick has several other Leviathans copy his identity, so the Winchesters don't know which one to attack.
- Demonic Possession: They take control of Castiel, or at least hijack his vessel Jimmy, at the end of the Season 7 premiere. Noticeable was the change in tone of voice from Castiel's deep monotone to one that sounds more like an insane version of Misha Collins's normal voice.
- In the following episode, Jimmy's body is about to be destroyed by their power, so they disperse, mass-possessing an unknown number of people across the country.
- The Dragon: Edgar seems to fulfill this role for Dick Roman and generally acts as the second-in-command of the race.
- Fantastic Racism: They consider demons to be lower than garbage and would kill them all if given the opportunity though they are willing to cooperate with them if it serves their interests. They don't seem to have a high opinion of angels, either. Humans they actually admire somewhat, for their ingenuity and and progress, as well as their history of warfare and violence, but they still view them primarily as food. They generally regard every species as inferior to them, partly because they are capable of killing all of them (yes, even angels) and thus consider themselves the top of the food chain.
- They also despise the monster races sired by Eve (vampires, werewolves, etc), viewing them as mutts who're taking up their food supply. Because of this, they've specifically engineered their human complacency drug so that it poisons monsters as a side effect.
- Faux Affably Evil: Most of them tend to come across as this.
- Fight Off the Kryptonite: Dick Roman pulls off a villainous version of this trope by enduring a sustained barrage of borax-based cleaning products by the Winchesters long enough for him to catch up to them and fire the shot that ultimately killed Bobby Singer. Edgar shows some resistance to it in later appearances as well.
- Go Out With A Slasher Smile: Dick Roman, which suggests that he knew that his death would drag Dean and Castiel into Purgatory.
- Hero Killer: Just one of these guys (Edgar) delivers a worse beating on the Winchesters than they've ever received on the show, with the (possible) exception of Lucifer. Afterwards, Dean actually calls an ambulance, which—as the Television Without Pity recapper pointed out—he's never done before in the entire series' run.
- As of "Death's Door", Dick Roman has successfully killed Bobby Singer.
- In "Reading is Fundamental," a lone Leviathan (Edgar again) is revealed to be able to slaughter angels with disturbing ease.
- In "Survival of the Fittest," it is revealed that the Levianthans have killed an entire garrison of angels (that is, earthbound angels; they don't seem capable of invading Heaven or anything).
- Human Resources: Dick Roman wants to turn all of humanity into complacent and stupid food sources for the Leviathans. They consider seven billion humans to be a limited resource.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Not much of a surprise on this show, but their first instinct/threat regarding anything seems to be "Eat him."
- One of the only ways to kill Leviathans is to have them eat themselves or each other.
- It's Personal: They got Castiel and Bobby killed. Dean's method of coping with this is to single-mindedly devote himself to taking them down in a way that'd make John Winchester proud. (Or seriously concerned.)
- Jerkass: This is their least bad quality.
- Killed Off for Real:Dick Roman, after being stabbed with what is described in Achilles' Heel. However, it is an example of Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu, as killing the head Leviathan brings those who killed it into Purgatory.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Just watch Dean's reaction after Death first mentions them in "Meet the New Boss." He has never even heard of them before, but he knows they are bad news.
- Nigh Invulnerable: They shrug off being shot point-blank with silver, and Edgar survived having a car dropped on him.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Let's put it this way—God created Purgatory "just to lock those poisonous, clever things away."
- Slave to PR: As Dean notes to Roman, being in a celebrity's body means he can't just kill Dean himself, particularly in public.
- Smug Snake: Many of them, Roman especially.
- Space Whale Aesop: In "Slash Fiction," Bobby didn't see the point of Sheriff Jody Mills cleaning up Rufus' cabin. After testing every monster weakness imaginable on a captive Leviathan, the thing gets burned by borax that leaked into the basement while Jody was scrubbing the floor above. A lot of lives could have been saved if the average hunter was more into household chores.
- Stupid Evil: Their inflated opinion of themselves didn't help their cause when they refused to work with demons or any other supernatural beings, deeming them inferior. This was very crucial in turning the Alpha Vampire and Crowley against them which proved really crucial to their leader's demise.
- Token Good Teammate: Somewhat. Among the Leviathans is George, who is bullied by Joyce Bickleby, a Bad Boss superior-ranking lady Leviathan and, due to frustration, ends up helping the Winchesters by giving them crucial information. This still doesn't stop him from wanting to feed like the other evil Leviathans; he is just as selfish as the rest, but that happens to mean he is willing to sell them out (to a degree, since he doesn't think his info will make any difference) if it serves his interests.
- Villains Blend in Better: They seem to be adapting to the modern world fairly well, considering they predate everything on Earth. Justified since they gain the memories of anyone they possess or shapeshift into (though they need DNA for shapeshifting).
- Villain with Good Publicity: Pretty much everyone outside of the main characters and some of the side characters believe that Dick Roman is a businessman and a nice one too. In one episode, someone endorsed him for the Presidency. This is justified though with the implication that Dick makes in "There Will Be Blood" that he is replacing media figures with Leviathans that are in human forms, so he can look popular in the public eye. Of course, most people do not know about his plan.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Combined with their Demonic Possession, Leviathans can be virtually anybody.
- Weaksauce Weakness: They're immune to every monster-slaying technique and implement that's ever appeared on the show, but are damaged by borox, a common ingredient in cleaning supplies that burns them like acid. They were just as surprised at the revelation of this weakness as everyone else.
- Wham Line: "This...is going to be...so much fun."
- Also, "Cas is gone. He's dead. We run the show now."
- And from "Reading is Fundamental", "Rock beats scissors...Leviathan beats angel."
- You Have Failed Me: When Dr. Gaines' plan to use drugged fast food to make humans more complacent draws unwanted attention, Roman kills him—by forcing him to eat himself.
- Turns out this is standard protocol—unless you've really managed to piss Dick off, in which case he'll just eat you himself.
- Not Quite Dead: As Bobby finds out after Rufus failed to do the proper procedure to kill it (stabbing it with a blessed bamboo dagger only five times instead of seven). However, Bobby manages to solve this...with a woodchipper.
- Horror Hunger: They need body fat to survive.
- Overly-Long Tongue: They suck the body fat using a revolting-looking tongue.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: While Maritza seeks to use her fat sucking ability to help people get rid of their excessive weight, allowing her to survive without hurting anyone, her brother Alonso decides to give into his cravings and starts killing.
- Cold Iron: Can be killed if shot by consecrated iron while feeding.
Dr. Eleanor Visyak
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Portrayed by Kim Johnston Ulrich
- Chekhov's Gunman: Originally introduced as a contact of Bobby's, she's revealed at the end of Season 6 to be an escapee from Purgatory, and the only one who knows how to open a portal there.
- Token Good Teammate: Compared to other Purgatory creatures like Eve and the Leviathans. She came out, liked it on Earth and kept to herself.
Whore of Babylon