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Portrayed by Adrianne Palicki
No, seriously. I'm proud of you. And you're gonna knock 'em dead on Monday, and you're gonna get that full ride, I know it.
Jessica Lee Moore lived with her boyfriend Sam in Palo Alto, California
, where she attended Stanford. Sam planned to ask her to marry him, but the engagement plans went up in flames when she did. Portrayed by Adrianne Palicki, Jessica appears in "Pilot" (S01, E01)
, "Bloody Mary" (S01, E05)
, "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, E20)
, and "Free To Be You And Me" (S05, E03)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: A blonde in the TV series, a redhead in the anime adaptation.
- Adorkable: The profile picture of her to the right, in her dorky little Smurfs shirt. Oh, Jess.
- Bare Your Midriff: The clothes she's sleeping in in "Pilot" when Dean breaks into her and Sam's apartment; she's wearing girl's boxer shorts and a Smurfs shirt that shows both cleavage and belly button. This, combined with the Naughty Nurse Outfit she wore earlier in the episode, cements her as Ms. Fanservice.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: In the grand scheme of things, she is a neutral character due to fighting on neither the side of good or evil, but still, she counts as an example because of how often her beauty and her sweetness are mentioned as if they were one in the same.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl/Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Jessica pulls double-duty as the Gentle Girl to Sam's Brooding Boy and the Energetic Girl to his Savvy Guy.
- Death by Origin Story: While Dean and John have Mary filling this role for them, Sam can't even remember her and has much less interest in avenging her death. That's where Jessica comes in, as her death is the first loved one Sam loses to the supernatural and so she becomes the reason why he originally jumps back into hunting, giving him an actual emotional investment in it.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: What little we saw of her indicates that she fit this trope.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Her actual killer is her and Sam's demonically-possessed best friend Brady. In "The Devil You Know", over five years later, Brady is still laughing over how surprised and hurt poor Jess was when her supposed friend "started in on her".
- Extreme Doormat: Not initially — it seems like she may have even been the one who wore the pants in her and Sam's relationship — but when confronted by her boyfriend's estranged brother breaking into the apartment in the middle of the night without so much as calling, blatantly hitting on her while she's dressed in skimpy clothing, and both of them obviously keeping something big a secret from her, Jess says nothing in her own defense, letting them call the shots instead. And when Dean tells her not to bother putting more clothes on, after hitting on her and making her uncomfortable? She listens, and stands there awkwardly in her nighties for the rest of the scene. In private, she does try to stop Sam from going on the trip with Dean and risking not being on-time for his school interview, but fails even then and is visibly distressed when he leaves.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: The innocence, goodness, and purity she represents is symbolized by her curly blonde locks. She's described by Azazel and Brady as "sweet" and "innocent," which is the reason why they set her up with Sam and killed her. From what we've seen, she certainly did seem nice.
- Hello, Nurse!: Our very first sight of Jess is of her in a Naughty Nurse Outfit, even! Dean approves... just not for Sam, since he thinks that Jessica is out of his brother's league. Creepily enough, Azazel (her suspected murderer) later comments on how pretty Jessica was as well.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Sam feels extremely guilt over Jessica's death long after it happened, since he foresaw it happening in a prophetic dream days before it happened but didn't realize that he was having a vision and left her alone and unprotected while he went off with Dean. It doesn't help that people like Lucifer will remorselessly tell him that it's his fault to try to manipulate him.
- In-Series Nickname: She is often referred to by other characters as "Jess."
- Ivy League for Everyone: While it is never outright stated, it seems highly likely that she, like Sam, was attending Stanford University as a student and that that was where she met him. Because Jessica's character is never delved into, how she got in — smarts, riches, top-notch connections, ambition — is left unexplored by the show.
- Kill Her with Fire: Poor Jessica is burned alive on the ceiling of her own bedroom by an unknown entity. It is revealed later in the first season to be the work of a demon — though not the one it seems to be...
- Kill the Cutie: Oh dear.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Is implied to have been this to Sam while he was at Stanford.
Sam: What would I do without you?
- The Lost Lenore: To Sam. She exists in the show for the sole purpose of being his dead girlfriend, with her death prompting him to seek revenge and serving as his motivation to hunt in the first season. In fact, this trope was specifically invoked by her and Sam's False Friend Brady, who set Sam up with Jess for this very purpose. Four years after Jessica's death, despite all Sam has been through, he still misses her and tells her ghost as much in "Free to Be You and Me". It turns out "Jessica" is Lucifer manipulating him, but it was still sweet of Sam to say it.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: A mild case. Jessica doesn't come off as quirky as other Manic Pixie Dream Girls, but she otherwise fits the trope, with her efforts being aimed at helping Sam overcome his baggage about his past, even though she doesn't know the fine details of what that past entails.
- Ms. Fanservice: Jess is always dressed in a string of sexy outfits. Aside from the Naughty Nurse Outfit, she is most often shown in her sleep attire, a beautiful nightgown and in one memorable instance, her underwear and a small, low-cut night-shirt. She goes on to wear a Little Black Dress in "What Is and What Should Never Be" and even then the shirt and jeans she also wears in the episode comes off as sexy just because Jess is wearing it.
Jessica: Just let me put something on.
Dean: No, no, no. I wouldn't dream of it. Seriously.
- Naughty Nurse Outfit: Her Halloween costume is an example of this trope.
- Nice Girl: Absolutely. She was a bubbly, warm-hearted girl who gave her sometimes-mysterious boyfriend her full faith and support, didn't say a word against him or his brother even when in an awkward, confusing, and downright worrisome situation because she didn't want to step on anyone's toes, and baked Sam a plateful of cookies and left him a sweet note to welcome him home.
- Sacrificial Lamb: As Sam's girlfriend and possible fiancée-to-be, Jessica symbolizes the normal life he is Refusing the Call to pursue. To make sure he goes hunting and stays there, Jessica is immediately and shockingly killed off — in the first episode! Her death prompts Sam to return to hunting for the rest of the series so he can avenge her death.
- Satellite Love Interest: Jess seemed nice enough, but (unlike Mary) the only thing we know about her is that Sam loved her and she got killed because of it.
- She's Got Legs: Her introduction, actually. The camera pans up her legs while she's dressed in her Naughty Nurse Outfit (complete with short skirt), before getting to her face.
- Significant Birth Date: Subverted. Jess's gravestone reveals that she has the same birthday as Dean—January 24th—but Eric Kripke has stated that it doesn't really mean anything; he just chose it as a Shout-Out to his wife, as that is her birthday in Real Life.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Through an Adaptation Dye-Job in the anime. The animators explained this by saying that for non-Winchester Brother characters like Jess, they focused more on capturing the essence of the character rather than on the appearance of the actor, and, well, apparently Jess felt like a redhead to them.
- Slashers Prefer Blondes: Unfortunately for Jess.
- Statuesque Stunner: The only Love Interest who manages to come up to Sam's shoulders. Her actress is 5'11".
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Sam comes home from his hunt with Dean to find that Jessica inexplicably pinned to the ceiling over their bed and bleeding from the stomach in the dark; once he realizes she's there, she bursts into flame and dies. Though he doesn't know it, the way she is killed is identical to the way Mary was killed, making it appear that both women were murdered by the same entity (later revealed to be a demon).
- They Were Holding You Back: The motive for her murder. Demons killed her to make Sam stop mooning over normalcy and force him back on the road to sharpen his hunting skills. In a twist, demons also set her up with Sam for the express purpose of having them fall in love and making Sam want to seek revenge when she gets murdered. So, the bad guys killed her because She Was Holding Sam Back, because they had planned for her to be Holding Him Back.
- Through His Stomach: Jessica baked Sam cookies when he went off for the weekend to look for John with Dean. She leaves them out for him to find with a note attached ("Missed you! Love you!"). Major Mood Whiplash when he goes from munching on one and smiling one second to screaming in horror at the sight of Jessica bleeding from the ceiling the next.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: The Supernatural-verse being the way it is, poor, sweet, innocent Jess suffers a excruciatingly painful and drawn-out death at the hands of a demon just to manipulate Sam. Her virtuousness is later remarked upon by her killers. Azazel possibly lampshades it when he tells Sam, "I mean, sweet little Jessica...she just had to die."
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Jessica is Killed Off for Real at the end of the pilot episode. Incidentally, the pilot is the only episode the real Jess appears in, and even then, she didn't get much screen-time, meaning that very little is known about her. Sam never talks about her—presumably out of grief—so she continues to be a mystery to the audience, even in death.
- Woman in White: When in her nightgown.
Portrayed by Graham Wardle
Tommy Collins is Haley and Ben Collins' brother. When on a camping trip with two friends in Black Water Ridge, Colorado, he gets captured by a wendigo
, prompting Sam and Dean to join his brother and sister in rescuing him. Portrayed by Graham Wardle, Tommy first appears in "Wendigo" (S01, E02)
- And Your Little Dog Too: Crowley targets him to get Sam and Dean to give Crowley the demon tablet, simply because he was one of the people they had saved.
- Back for the Dead: In "Clip Show" (S08, E22).
- Bookworm: He is seen reading The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.
- Distressed Dude: He has the distinction of being the first person Sam and Dean save in Supernatural—on-screen, that is.
- Don't Go in the Woods: Captured by a wendigo during a camping trip. It traumatized him quite a bit, as seen when he reappears.
- Genre Savvy: When he is with his girlfriend in a cabin, he hears a noise and keeps a flamethrower ready in case there is a wendigo. Unfortunately, it is something worse.
- Just Eat Him: Luckily for Tommy, the wendigo strings his food up alive, instead of just eating or killing it.
- Killed Off for Real: By Crowley in "Clip Show" (S08, E22).
- Tears of Blood: As part of Crowley's attack.
- Thicker Than Water: When Tommy doesn't send them new videos to keep in contact, Haley and Ben get worried enough to hire a guide to take them into the woods and find him.
- Your Head Asplode
Portrayed by Megalyn Echikunwoke
Don't go getting all authoritative on me, I hate it.
Dean met Cassie when he was on a case in Athens, Ohio, and the relationship became serious with him telling her about being a hunter. She couldn't accept what he told her and broke up with him, but later when her father and family friends die after being run off the road by a mysterious black truck, she calls Dean for help suspecting a supernatural cause. After Dean and Sam eliminate the ghostly truck, Dean mentions that they might continue to see each other, but she says she is a realist and does not see a future for them. Portrayed by Megalyn Echikunwoke. Appears in "Route 666" (S01, E13)
Portrayed by Taylor Cole
Look, I know losing somebody you love is terrible. Believe me, I know. But when you shut out pain, you shut out everything else, too.
Sarah Blake is the daughter of an auction house owner in New Paltz, New York. Although she and Sam are attracted to each other and Dean tries to play matchmaker, they don't get involved because Sam is afraid of her getting killed like Jessica. Portrayed by Taylor Cole, Sarah first appears in "Provenance" (S01, E19)
- Action Survivor: Sarah isn't really impressive enough to cut it as an Action Girl, but she is just an art dealer and at least she tries to keep up with Sam and Dean.
- And Your Little Dog Too: Poor Sarah falls prey to Crowley when he starts hunting down those that Sam and Dean had saved over the years to kill them.
- Back for the Dead: Like Tommy Collins, in "Clip Show" (S08, E22).
- Big Damn Heroes: Cruelly subverted. Crowley lures Sam and Dean to Sarah's side so that they will be Forced to Watch her die. After she is already dead, Dean angrily throws the phone Crowley was taunting them on and it breaks to reveal that the demon had hidden the hex bag they'd been frantically searching for inside of it. Sarah dies and the damn hex-bag was in the phone the whole time.
- The Big Damn Kiss: When it looks like Sam's already left at the end of the episode and Sarah looks wistful, Sam suddenly comes back and surprises Sarah with a big, enthusiastic kiss.
Dean: That's my boy.
- Braids of Action: Her hair is in two braids when she and Sam are fighting off Melanie's ghost, giving Sarah a more tomboyish appearance, as opposed to her more glamourous appearance in the earlier scenes.
- Brainy Brunette: Studied art in college.
- Death by Irony: Crowley decides to make her suffocate in front of the Winchesters, seeing as how Sam "took her breath away".
- Girl of the Week: Sam's, in "Provenance".
- Happily Married: In Season 8...but not to Sam. She married Ian, who works in search and rescue.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Taylor Cole who plays Sarah Blake, also played Rachel Mills in Heroes.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Part of the reason Sam is reluctant to hook up with Sarah, which is wise since everyone he sleeps with dies.
Sam: Sarah, I had a girlfriend. And she died. And my mom, she died, too. I don't know, it's like—like I'm cursed or something. Like death just follows me around. Look, I'm not scared of much, but I'm scared if I let myself have feelings for anybody—
Sarah: You're scared they'd get hurt, too. That's very sweet. And very archaic.
- Missing Mom: Losing her mother was so painful for Sarah that she just withdrew from the world for awhile.
- Unfortunately, Sarah herself becomes this in "Clip Show" to her one-month-old daughter, Bess.
- Nice Girl: Unlike most of Sam's love interests, she is not a demon or a monster.
- The Nicknamer: Sarah refers to Sam as "Romeo".
- Screaming Woman: When Melanie tries to slit her throat.
Portrayed by Nicki Lyn Aycox
I've been awake for some of it. I couldn't move my own body. The things I did...it's a nightmare.
Meg Masters was a college student from Andover, Massachusetts before a demon possessed her. Her pleas for help were answered when Sam, Dean, and Bobby exorcised it from her body in "Devil's Trap" (S01, E22)
, causing her to die from injuries inflicted on her body while she was possessed
. Portrayed by Nicki Lyn Aycox.
Portrayed by Chris Gauthier
I'm not nuts. I mean, I was so scared that I was losing my marbles. But this is real! I mean, I, I was right! Except for the mandroid thing. Thank you.
Ron was a security guard at a bank in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when he was beaten unconscious by something that looked like his friend, a teller in the bank. Ron realizes that something is wrong and assumes that his friend was replaced by a half man, half robot, which he terms a "mandroid". When the police refuse to listen to him, he takes everyone in a bank hostage trying to capture the mandroid, where Dean and Sam are hunting a Shapeshifter
that had assumed the shape of a bank employee. He is shot and killed, by the police, but returns as a vengeful spirit in "Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester." (S04, E02)
. Portrayed by Chris Gauthier. First appears in "Nightshifter" (S02, E12)
- Came Back Wrong: He was raised from the dead by Lilith like Henriksen and Meg. Was noticeably more aggressive and pissed at being dead and wanted to snap Dean's neck.
- Conspiracy Theorist: He seemed to be obsessed by a connection between aliens and Cheeseheads before he decided to track down the mandroid.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: Ron saw the pattern in the robberies and the eye flare on the security footage. But he came to the wrong conclusion.
- Geek Physiques: Of the fat variety.
- Killed Off for Real
- Properly Paranoid: He turns on a floodlight when Sam and Dean knock at his front door, then asks to see their badges. Ron also made copies of all the security tapes from the bank because he thought the police would bury them.
- Room Full of Crazy: The walls of his home are filled with drawings, news-clippings, and photos.
- Slippery Skid: Falls on the shed skin of the Shapeshifter.
- Vigilante Man: Ron takes everyone in the bank hostage in order to capture the mandroid when the police wont listen to him.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Thinks the thing responsible for the attacks is a mandroid. It's actually a shapeshifter.
Portrayed by Elizabeth Whitmere
I just can't wrap my head around the dialogue, you know? Salt? Doesn't that sound silly? I mean, why would a ghost be afraid of salt?
Tara Benchley is an actor that the Winchesters meet on the set of Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning
in Hollywood, California. Dean is a fan of her work in FeardotCom
, Ghost Ship
, and Boogeyman.
Dean and she end up having sex in her trailer. Portrayed by Elizabeth Whitmerenote
. Appears in "Hollywood Babylon" (S02, E18)
- Bad Bad Acting: Including monotone delivery, breaking character, and the pathetic scream, while portraying Wendy.
- Camera Fiend: Takes Polaroids on the set and has pictures of the crew members.
- Celeb Crush: Dean is attracted to Tara and is a big fan of hers.
- Screaming Woman: While she has difficulty with her scream during the scene, she has no problem when she finds the body.
Portrayed by Regan Burns
Look, I'm not gonna lie to you. We've had a few setbacks this week. But we all know what Jay and Brad wanted more than anything. And that was to see Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning on screens all across America! Now, we owe it to them to go on and to pull together and make this damn movie, huh?...But not today. Go home. Someone will call you.
McG directed Charlie's Angels
, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
, and Hell Hazers
. Sam and Dean meet him on the set of Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning
in Hollywood, California. Portrayed by Regan Burns. Appears in "Hollywood Babylon" (S02, E18)
- Adam Westing: The McG character is portrayed as an unctuous jerkass.
- Casting Couch: This is hinted at after Tara says she doesn't need to see the concept art sketches and will find it. McG then says, "I know you will, pumpkin." He next places his hand on her chin.
- Creator Cameo: Real Life McG is seen standing behind Sam and Dean holding the clapperboard for camera B, when the character McG is addressing the crew about shutting down production temporarily. He is chewing gum and is wearing a black shirt, sunglasses, and tool-belt.
- The Merch: When he addresses the crew about temporarily shutting down production, he is wearing a Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning black baseball cap with red lettering.
- Mid Life Crisis Car: He is shown getting out of his yellow Ferrari.
- Prima Donna Director: McG has some of these tendencies, especially when afraid he is losing control. For instance, he hands his keys to an assistant who has a cup of coffee for him when he gets out of his car.
McG: Only I can say cut.
- Write Who You Know: McG is the name of one of the executive producers of Supernatural. Real Life McG is a director and producer who started out in music videos and gained prominence after directing the film Charlie's Angels.
Portrayed by Clif Kosterman
It's okay. Truth is, I have low self-esteem issues. My old man treated me and my brother like crap, right up 'til the day he died.
Tiny is a large bald tattooed prisoner in Green River County Detention Center near Little Rock, Arkansas. He says his brother shot their father, but never says why he is in prison. Portrayed by Clif Kosterman. Appears in "Folsom Prison Blues" (S02, E19)
- Abusive Parents: His father treated him badly, giving him self-esteem issues.
- Badass Mustache/Badass Beard
- Bald of Awesome
- The Big Guy: He towers over the guards and other inmates, who are not little guys.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Tiny admits to self esteem issues from his father's abuse.
- Bullying a Dragon: Dean makes fun of Tiny the day after Tiny's friend, Lucas, died after being locked in solitary for being in a fight with Dean.
- Disappeared Dad: His father is dead, because his brother shot him.
- Fat Comic Relief: "Cause, you know, they're just doughnuts. They're not love."
- Ironic Nickname: "Poor Tiny, man. Poor, giant Tiny."
- Made of Iron: Dean's punches and the headbutt don't even phase Tiny.
- Psychic Surgery: Nurse Glockner reaches into his chest, and squeezes his heart.
- Shadow Discretion Shot: When attacked by the ghost.
- Tattooed Crook
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies in the same episode he is introduced after having a bonding moment with Dean.
- We Need a Distraction: Dean starts a fight with him so that Sam can sneak into the old cell block.
Portrayed by Michelle Borth
We can have a future together. Have our own family. I love you, Dean. Please.
In the Wishverse created by the Djinn, she is a nurse and Dean's girlfriend. They live together at 53 Barker Ave., Lawrence, KS 66044
. Once Dean returns to reality, he realizes she was really a model in an advertisement for El Sol
Beer. In the advertisement she is lying on a beach under the tag line "go someplace better
". Carmen Porter appears in "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, E20)
. Portrayed by Michelle Borth
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Carmen's dark hair and pale skin as well as her knowing and mature attitude are reminiscent of Tessa from "In My Time of Dying" (S02, E01). The fact that Dean's dream woman resembles his Reaper has some unsettling implications.
- Bedmate Reveal: Dean is surprised to wake up next to a beautiful woman.
- Come Back to Bed, Honey: Carmen assumes Dean is having trouble sleeping when she finds him in the living room.
Carmen: Well, why don't you come back to bed and let's see if I can do anything to help.
- Dressed to Heal: Dean realizes Carmen is a nurse when he seeing her changing into green scrubs with her name tag clipped to the pocket.
Dean: [looking at Carmen's rear as she changes into her scrubs] I'm dating a nurse. That is so...respectable.
- Girl of My Dreams: Subverted Trope. Carmen seems to be the perfect partner for Dean, but when he returns to reality he realizes he had previously seen her in an advertisement for his favorite beer, suggesting she is a part of the Wishverse fantasy.
- Hollywood Kiss: Dean and Carmen have quite a few romantic kisses.
- Hospital Hottie: She is a nurse at the local hospital.
- Kiss Me, I'm Virtual: Dean seems genuinely attracted to Carmen, and even after he realizes she is not real he kisses her back when she tries to convince him to remain in the Wishverse.
- Modesty Bedsheet: When Dean wakes up next to her, she has the sheets tucked around her body to cover her bust.
- One True Love: Dean suggest Carmen could be this for him.
Dean: You know, I get it.
Carmen: Get what?
Dean: Why you're the one.
- Your Favorite: She gives Dean his favorite brand of beer, El Sol. Cruelly subverted after Dean wakes up from the Wishverse, and finds his 'perfect girlfriend' smiling back at him in a magazine add for this beer.
Portrayed by Cindy Sampson
Look, if, um...if you want to stick around for a while...you're welcome to stay.
Dean's one-night-stand from eight years ago, they reconnect temporarily in "The Kids Are Alright" (S03, E02)
, and she takes him in after the events of "Swan Song" (S05, E22)
. He lives with her and her son, Ben, until Sam returns
in "Exile On Main St." (S06, E01)
. First appears in "The Kids Are Alright" (S03, E02)
- Affectionate Nickname: "Lis".
- Ambiguously Brown
- Brown Eyes: Lisa's brown eyes symbolize the normality and stability she represents (particularly for Dean).
- Demonic Possession: In "Let It Bleed", one of Crowley's lackeys possesses her and stabs her in the gut as "insurance". Dean exorcises her and takes her to the hospital, but she's on the verge of death until Cass shows up.
- Girl of the Week: In her debut. She went on to reappear in another Season 3 episode and a handful of Seasons 5 and 6 episodes.
- Good Bad Girl: It's implied that she was this when Dean met her, before she had a kid and settled down some.
- I Have Your Ex-Lady-Friend: Crowley kidnaps her and Ben in "Let It Bleed".
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: After the Braedens are kidnapped to use as leverage against him and Lisa nearly dies as a result, Castiel wipes their memories clean of Dean at Dean's request, to spare them the trauma they underwent by virtue of being associated with him.
- Living Emotional Crutch: After Sam's Heroic Sacrifice in "Swan Song", she is implied to become this to Dean.
- Love Interest: She was one of the few women Dean actually fell in love with.
- Mama Bear:
Dean: Lisa, I'm sorry, but this is actually the...worst time in the universe to talk. C—Can we do this later?
Lisa: You shoved my kid, Dean, how about we do this now?
- New Old Flame
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Surprisingly averted given what usually happens to the boys' Love Interests, though she and her son do appear to have been permanently removed from the series.
- Understanding Girlfriend: She's willing to try to make things work between her and Dean even when he goes back to hunting in Season 6. Until vampire!Dean comes to her house, freaks her out, and shoves Ben.
Bela Talbot (Abbie)
Portrayed by Lauren Cohan and Tiera Skovbye
We're all going to Hell, Dean. Might as well enjoy the ride.
A thief and black market dealer for supernatural objects. First appears in "Bad Day At Black Rock (S03, E03)
- Abusive Parents: Her father, specifically, but seeing as how she had both parents killed, her mother mustn't have been much better.
- Alas, Poor Villain
- Amoral Cannot Comprehend Good: She doesn't buy that hunters are trying to save people, calls them one step away from being serial killers, and seems to think the brothers are kind of adorable for thinking otherwise. She also assumes that Sam and Dean want cash payment for saving her in "Red Sky at Morning" rather than some gratitude.note
- British Accents: Hers was something of an issue among fans during Season 3. Some people thought that Lauren Cohan's accent for Bela sounded totally phony and over-the-top "posh." English fans themselves are split, with some saying that it's a good imitation of a real accent and others saying that they've never heard an English person talk like Bela does. For what it's worth, Lauren lived the United Kingdom since she was 13, spending the remainder of her adolescence there and getting her degree from a university in England. (The University of Winchester, funnily enough.)
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder
- Classy Cat-Burglar
- Con Artist
- Consummate Liar: As Dean oh-so-eloquently puts it, "when that bitch breathes, the air comes out crooked!" She even lies about why she made her Deal with the Devil on her deathbed, telling Dean, "They were lovely people. And I killed them. And I got rich. And I can't be bothered to give a damn," with a smile. As revealed at the end of "The Real Ghostbusters", she was also lying about to whom exactly she gave the Colt to.
- A Day in the Limelight: Eric Kripke admitted that "Red Sky at Morning" became "the Bela show".
- Deadpan Snarker
- Deal with the Devil: She made one when she was 14 to get rid of her parents. It comes due in "Time is on My Side".
- Death by Flashback
- Debt Detester
- Dragged Off to Hell
- Entitled Bitch: Goes to the Winchesters for help when her ass lands in the line of fire. But she hates asking others for help, immediately decides that she will save herself when it looks like they won't help her, and later admits that she knows she doesn't deserve to be saved. In fact, you could say that her reluctance to ask for help is why she and Dean go to Hell at the end of the third season.
- Evil Brit: Or, at least, Amoral But Rather Nasty And Very Untrustworthy Brit.
- Eviler Than Thou: Though Bela certainly isn't the nicest character, we realize just how out of her league she is in her dealings with Lilith and Crowley.
- Expy: She's the Catwoman to Dean's Batman. No, they didn't get together.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Freudian Excuse: Lampshaded by Dean in "Red Sky at Morning" when he snidely asks if her daddy didn't hug her enough, which became rather infamously Harsher in Hindsight as of "Time is on My Side". He was still right about Bela having become the way she is because of something from her past. She started to open up to the Winchester about it slightly in "Red Sky at Morning", telling them that she knows that they wouldn't understand because nobody ever did, but quickly shut down. The only other time she acknowledged herself as being "damaged" was to use it against Dean, telling him, "Takes one to know one." By the time Dean was pointing a gun at her in "Time is on My Side" and confronting her about her past, she obviously wasn't in the mood to share something so painful, even though it probably would've gotten him to lower his gun, at least. Bela went in the opposite direction of a Freudian Excuse to paint herself as a monster because she'd rather die being hated on her own terms than have Dean know about the chinks in her armor.
- Friendly Enemy: Hunters in general don't seem particularly fond of Bela, but they put up with her and occasionally work with her. Then she takes the Colt and the Winchesters become less interested in bantering and Foe Yay and more interested in hunting Bela down, killing her, and reclaiming the Colt.
- Good Girl Gone Bad
- Informed Attribute: Lauren Cohan revealed in the companion guide for Season 3 that she believed that Bela was having fits of conscience off-screen over her actions and wanted nothing more than to be friends with Sam and Dean, hunting evil with them. You would never have suspected that from the way that Bela actually acts on-screen. To be fair, Bela is extremely screwed-up and doesn't show emotions that make her seem vulnerable, like wanting friendship from people who openly despise her.
- Karmic Death: Had she asked for help to begin with, the boys would have helped her and both she and Dean could have potentially gotten out of their deals. Instead, she betrayed them (again) by nicking the Colt — the gun that can kill anything, including the demon who holds her contract and the hellhound sent to kill her — and actually giving it away to Crowley and Lilith to try to get them to break her contract! They inevitably betray her, she is forced to also try to kill Sam to break her contract, and dies alone, ripped apart by a hellhound because she made enemies out of the heroes and gave away the only thing that could have killed her real enemies. She had also left the safety of the hotel room she'd warded against hellhounds, in attempting aforementioned assassination attempt on Sam, which is a third strike against her.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Even Bobby thinks that "Bela Talbot" is her real name! It is revealed in her last episode that her real first name is Abbie, but not what her full name is.
- Rape as Backstory: She was implied in a flashback to have been sexually abused by her father by the time she was 14.
- Rich Bitch
- Self-Made Orphan: In a roundabout fashion: she made a deal with a demon to kill her parents. Though given the demon's vague phrasing that she would "take care of them," it's not made clear if Abbie was even aware if the demon was going to kill them.
- Smug Snake
- Stepford Smiler
- Taking You with Me: She hopes to pull this on Lilith when she uses her last words to rat her out to Dean. You can't yank a girl's chain about getting set free from her deal like that, Lilith.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: It's understandable if you dislike the adult Bela, but surely teenage Broken Bird Abbie deserves some sympathy?
- Villainous Breakdown: Bursts into tears when she realizes that she's about to die and be taken to Hell. She even gets desperate enough to tell Dean that she needs help, despite the facts that A.) it's already way too late for her, B.) he's too far away to save her, and C.) he hates her too much to help her. That she is frightened enough to forget all of this and to ask for his help because she's still trying to believe that she can get out of this illustrates that Bela is well and truly scared out of her mind at this point.
- Wig, Dress, Accent
- Wild Card
Portrayed by Elizabeth Marleau and Carrie Ann Fleming
You've seen so much. I just—I just wanted to see you smile.
Karen Singer was Bobby's wife. She became possessed by a demon and attacked him, forcing him to stab her to death to fend her off. Rufus exorcised her and helped Bobby dispose of her body, then trained him as a hunter. Portrayed by Elizabeth Marleau and Carrie Ann Fleming, Karen first appears in "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (S03, E10)
- Came Back Wrong: Death resurrects Karen as a zombie in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" to punish Bobby for helping Sam resist Lucifer. Although she tries to fight it, she eventually starts devolving into a mindless, flesh-hungry monster, and ends up begging Bobby to kill her before she hurts him. He tearfully obliges.
- Demonic Possession
- I Cannot Self-Terminate
- Killed Off for Real
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Exploits it in Season 5 to keep Bobby from knowing that she remembers being possessed and getting killed by him.
Karen: I remember everything, you know. When I died. That demon taking over my body, and the things it made me do. And Bobby having no choice but to—Well, you know what he did. But I can see it in his eyes when he looks at me. The guilt. It weighs on him.
Dean: So why don't you just tell him you remember?
Karen: I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you've never been in love. He's my husband. My job is to bring him peace, not pain.
- The Lost Lenore: The love of Bobby's life.
- My Greatest Failure: Karen wanted to have kids. Bobby knew that but didn't tell her he didn't until after they were already married. When she found out, she screamed at him about it before collapsing into tears and saying she hated him. She got possessed three days later.
Bobby: Biggest regret of my life, this fight. You'd think it was when I had to stab her to death, but...no. All through that...I was thinking we never got to get past this. If I'd have known, I'd have said anything she wanted to hear.
- The Other Darrin: Carrie Ann Fleming replaced Elizabeth Marleau in Karen's second episode because the latter was heavily pregnant at the time of the episode and the idea of a pregnant zombie was a little more than the crew could handle.
- Posthumous Character
- Staking the Loved One: Poor Bobby.
- Supreme Chef: Dean approves of the quality and quantity of pies she whips up.
- Tragic Monster
- Woman in White: Of course, it's Supernatural!
Portrayed by Traci Dinwiddie
A psychic. First appears in "Lazarus Rising" (S04, E01)
- Blind Seer: She goes blind after seeing Castiel's true form.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Disabled Snarker
- Dying Curse: Before she dies, she tells Sam and Dean to tell Bobby to go to Hell for introducing them to her in the first place, which cost her her eyes and her life. She appears to have later changed her mind because in Heaven, she is happy and at peace.
- Eye Scream: Ouch.
- Fearless Fool: "Sorry, Castiel, I don't scare easy." Too bad.
- Good Bad Girl: She hits on Dean and Sam on a regular basis, invites them to a threesome with her, and gropes both of them. Needless to say, she's popular with the fangirls.
- Prophet Eyes: Her fake eyes, which make her look "extra psychic".
- Psychic Powers
- Sunglasses at Night: After going blind. Doesn't use them in Heaven, of course.
James "Jimmy" Novak
Portrayed by Misha Collins
I mean, angel inside of you, it's kinda like being chained to a comet.
Jimmy is a devout Christian who sold ad time for an AM radio show. He is married to Amelia, and has a daughter named Claire. The ability to serve as an angelic vessel runs in his blood line. When he tells his wife about being contacted by the angel Castiel
, she begs Jimmy to get psychiatric help, but Jimmy agrees to be Castiel's vessel if Castiel keeps Jimmy's family safe. Later when Jimmy regains control of his body after Castiel is recalled to heaven, Jimmy no longer wants to be Castiel's vessel and attempts to go back to his family. However, he agrees to return to being Castiel's vessel to spare his daughter the fate of an angelic vessel. Jimmy dies and his soul goes to heaven after Castiel's death in "Lucifer Rising" (S04, E22), but at least some of his traits remain in the vessel, such as Castiel's craving for hamburger in "My Bloody Valentine" (S05, E14)
. Portrayed by Misha Collins
. First appears in "The Rapture" (S04, E20)
Portrayed by Cindy Busby
There were tiny beating hearts in my cupcakes. There were hearts in my cupcakes, hearts in my cupcakes! That's never happened before! Hearts in my cupcakes!
Personal assistant to Don Stark, who is a property developer and a witch
. Sam and Dean save her by shooting and destroying a hexed coin in her kitchen after she bites into a cupcake with a beating heart inside and starts choking on blood. Portrayed by Cindy Busby. First appears in "Shut Up, Dr. Phil" (S07, E05)
Portrayed by Khaira Ledeyo and Lauren Tom
Prophet of the Lord, huh? It does have a nice ring to it. I'll get packed.
The mother of Kevin Tran
. Portrayed by Khaira Ledeyo and Lauren Tom
. First appears in "Reading Is Fundamental" (S07, E21)
- Action Mom
- Angst Coma: At the end of "What's Up, Tiger Mommy?", but she's back to normal by her next episode.
- That said, given that she goes from a near-catatonic state to already over the next hill in only a few minutes, it may have been part of a ruse to ditch Sam and Dean.
- Boyish Short Hair: She chopped off her long hair between the seventh and eighth season.
- Bus Crash: In "Taxi Driver", Crowley tells Kevin that in-order to get a fix on his location, he had to go through another Tran to find him. It is unknown if Crowley was telling the truth or if he was lying his ass off to mentally torture Kevin.
- It turned out to be the latter. In the season 9 episode "Captives", it's revealed that she's still alive and was held captive and tortured by Crowley and another demon for a year until the Winchesters rescued her.
- Damsel in Distress: Leviathans kidnapped her at the end of Season 7. They let her go after Kevin translated the Word of God for them.
- She was kidnapped again in the end of season 8, but this time by Crowley, who made everyone believe she was dead. It took a year for the Winchesters to find out she was still alive and rescued her.
- Deal with the Devil: She ends up bidding her soul to save Kevin from getting bought by Crowley. But then the monster she sold it to got killed, so it looks like the contract's been broken.
- Demonic Possession: When she gets an anti-possession tattoo on her wrist, Crowley just burns it off and takes control of her anyway.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: She punches Crowley in "What's Up, Tiger Mommy?" for kidnapping her son.
- Idiot Ball: Juggles this in "A Little Slice of Kevin" when she enlists the help of a witch to help her create demon-killing bombs, then actually is surprised when the witch immediately sells her out to Crowley. Sam and Dean's reaction to this says it all.
- Mama Bear: If you even mock her son, she'll punch you in the friggin' face, King of Hell or not.
"Stay away from my son."
- Outliving One's Offspring: Learns this from Sam. She deals with it as well as could be expected.
- The Other Darrin: Her actress was replaced in Season 8 because Jeremy Carver is a fan of Lauren Tom.
- Stacy's Mom: When trying to get a rise out of Kevin (who's wearing headphones and listening to music to block him out) in "Torn and Frayed", Dean admits that he thinks that Linda is incredibly sexy. She's hot enough that in "What's Up, Tiger Mommy?", even Crowley tries to flirt with her!
- Took a Level in Badass: Like Kevin, she gets much tougher after learning about the Supernatural in Season 8. She later captures a demon left to kill her and gets him to divulge where Kevin is being held.
Rabbi Isaac Bass
Rabbi Isaac Bass
Portrayed by Hal Linden
You Nazi piece of rubbish! You Nazi pig!
A Rabbi and a member of the Judah Initiative who is searching for the Ledger of the Thules to stop the Nazi Necromancers from recovering it. Appears in "Everyone Hates Hitler (S08, E13)
Reverend Buddy Boyle
Reverend Buddy Boyle
Portrayed by Kevin Brief
Folks, like I've been telling you, we're in that most sacred of times. A legion of angels reaches out for us. Can you feel their divine presence? And if you do, there's nothing to fear. Heck no. If the angels come a-knocking, you just let 'em on in and fill yourself up with their grace. This is the Reverend Buddy Boyle in the Goin' For Glory Hour wishing you a most blessed day. Amen.
Reverend Buddy Boyle is a popular televangelist with an international following. He preaches during his show called the Goin' For Glory Hour
that his followers should say yes to the angels as he believes Bartholomew
is an emissary from God. Portrayed by Kevin Brief
. First appears in "I'm No Angel" (S09, E03)
- Acceptable Religious Targets: He is a televangelist with a Southern accent.
- Decoy Leader: He is the public face for Bartholomew's operation.
- Glory Hound: He named his show Goin' For Glory Hour and is willing to sacrifice his followers in order to get his special reward from God.
- Good Ol' Boy: Reverend Boyle goes by Buddy and has a southern accent.
- Holy Halo: He preaches in front of a backdrop showing clouds with rays of light shooting out around his head.
- Knight Templar: He accepts that there will be causalities among his followers, but continues to further Bartholomew's scheme.
- Milking the Giant Cow: Reverend Boyle uses a lot of hand gestures during his sermon, twice throwing his hands up in the air.
- New Era Speech: His sermon is a Rousing Speech complete with emphatic hand gestures and a dramatic backdrop, which claims we are living in the "most sacred of times" and there is nothing to fear from inviting in the angels.
- Power at a Price/Utopia Justifies the Means: Reverend Buddy Boyle is willing to sacrifice his followers to obtain his reward from God and realize the plan of the angels, but does truly believe he is doing God's work.
- Scam Religion: Bartholomew perverts Reverend Buddy Boyle's television ministry to serve his own purpose.
- Sinister Minister: He is helping recruit humans for the angels.
- Suspiciously Specific Sermon: His sermon about accepting the angels was not a coincidence, as it was engineered by Bartholomew.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Bartholomew reveals in "Captives" that all of Buddy Boyle and his followers were converted to vessels although some exploded as they couldn't handle an angel inside them. It is unclear what happened to Buddy Boyle, especially now that Bartholomew is dead.
Portrayed by Adam Groves and Theo Devaney
Crowley's son who hates him
, and the feeling is reciprocated. First appears in "Weekend At Bobby's" (S06, E04)
. Portrayed by Adam Groves and Theo Devaney.
- Abusive Parents: Played for Laughs, albeit very dark ones, by Crowley, who mentions how he used to get drunk, beat on Gavin, starve him, beat on him, wake up hungover, beat him some more, and so on.
- Archnemesis Dad: Crowley for him. He hates Crowley as well and tells the location of Crowley's bones to save Bobby. By the end of "King of the Damned" (S09, E21), their relationship becomes a lot better, courtesy of Crowley getting hit by a case of Humanity Ensues and Gavin being informed that he's the Prince of Hell (technically) and taught to read.
- Broken Pedestal: Hilariously inverted when he looks impressed to hear that Crowley is the King of Hell. He even considers himself the Prince of Hell.
- Eye Scream: Abaddon briefly makes his eyes bleed in order to coerce Crowley into doing something she wants.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: In "King of the Damned" (S09, E21), he is brought to the present day from the 18th century!
- Foregone Conclusion: Crowley knows that sending him back to the 18th century to catch his boat to the New World would mean that Gavin dies when it sinks. So he elects to avert this trope and keep him in the current day, changing the timeline, which displeases Sam and Dean.
Portrayed by Travis Aaron Wade
An ex-Marine who seeks revenge on Dean Winchester. First appears in "Black" (S10, E01)
. Portrayed by Travis Aaron Wade.
- Anti-Villain: Type II. He seeks revenge on Dean and tortures Sam, but only because Dean offed his father when he was a kid and he believes he's a murderous psychopath. Once Cole learns the truth he excepts his vengeance is misplaced and goes home to his family..
- Badass: He is an ex-Marine who has served in Darfur, the Congo, and Iraq.
- Dawson Casting: An adult example. Cole is stated to have been 13 years old when Dean killed his father in 2003, making him 24-25. Wade is 39 years old, 3 years older than Jensen Ackles (he's likewise joked about this in interviews).
- The Determinator: At the end of "Reichenbach" (S10, E02), he starts researching anything he can find on demons in his mission to kill Dean.
- Heel-Face Turn: Thanks to an asswhooping, subsequent talk-to and explanation of what really happened all those years earlier from Dean, he realised his vengeance was misplaced and would only hurt him in the long run, as such he agreed to call off his quest for vengeance and go back to his family.
- Humans Are Bastards: Believes this after his tours.
Sam: I don't know how to tell you this, but...there are monsters out there.
Cole: You don't think I know that? I did two tours in Iraq. Special Ops. Darfur. The Congo. I've seen suicide bombers and child soldiers so hopped up on speed that they could barely talk, but they could sure as hell shoot an AK.
Sam: Not that kind of monster.
Cole: Don't tell me about monsters, cause I've met my share.
- Mundanger: At the beginning of the tenth season, he is just an ex-military man unaware of the supernatural world, yet he successfully captures Sam.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His whole agenda against Dean.
- What the Hell Are You?: Says this to Dean after seeing his black demon eyes.
- The Worf Effect: After being set up as a badass, Dean overpowers him easily. But, then again, it's Demon Dean. He's now researching everything he can on demons to give him an edge.
- Sure enough when he comes back he's got enough edge to capture and torture a real demon trouble is Dean's been cured and is now pure human by this point.
- You Killed My Father: Dean killed his father in 2003. That's why he wants him to pay. Unfortunately, Dean has killed so many, he doesn't remember who the hell Cole's father was. Not that he appears to be trying all that hard.
- Turns out Demon Dean was lying to mess with Cole further, and Dean does remember. He explained to Cole that his father had been turned into some sort of monster and Dean had to kill him to stop him from murdering his family. This reveal helps Cole get over his quest for vengeance.