This page is a listing of characters in the Winchester family in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.

Sam and Dean's individual character folders are '''so''' large that they ''each'' had to be given their own subpage.
* Characters/SupernaturalDeanWinchester
* Characters/SupernaturalSamWinchester

The main character page for this series is [[Characters/{{Supernatural}} here]].

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[[folder:The Winchesters]]

->''"All I see in our family tree is a whole lot of dead."''
-->-- '''Dean Winchester''' in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS08E12AsTimeGoesBy As Time Goes By]]" (S08, Ep12)

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Most of the members of the Winchester family were involved in the supernatural. John Winchester raised his sons to be [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters hunters]], but his father and grandfather had been [[Characters/SupernaturalMenOfLetters Men of Letters]], a group of preceptors who study and collect information on the supernatural. John Winchester's wife Mary (née Campbell) came from a family of hunters, but she was determined to give her children a normal life.

The Winchester bloodline goes back to CainAndAbel, making them the Winchesters' ancestors.

!!Tropes Belonging to the Winchester-Campbells

* DemonicPossession: Both the Winchester and the Campbell bloodlines have the ability to be vessels for angels.
* BadassFamily: Almost everyone in the family is involved in hunting in some way, and is either a [[TheHunter badass hunter]] or BadassBookworm.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Oh boy. Between [[DealWithTheDevil demon deals]], various forms of [[AbusiveParents abusive]], [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] and [[DisappearedDad missing]] [[MissingMom parents]], {{time travel}} and pretty much every member being a CosmicPlaything, this is one messed up family. See the above quote.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The Campbells are an old hunting family, while the Winchesters were Men of Letters. [[BadassBookworm Sam]] and [[GeniusBruiser Dean]] inherited the traits from both sides of the family. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Sam in "As Time Goes By."
-->'''Sam''': The Winchesters and the Campbells--the brains and the brawn.
* CainAndAbel: John's bloodline are descendants of Cain and Abel. This means that all of their descendants are able to be vessels for ArchangelMichael and ArchangelLucifer. Although when it comes to the Winchester's being vessels for Michael and Lucifer, it seems that Henry, John, Dean and Adam can all be vessels for Michael (although Dean is the one true vessel for Michael aka The Michael Sword) and only Sam can be the one true vessel for Lucifer, not the other members of the Winchester bloodline.
* DealWithTheDevil: A running theme in the family. Sam, Dean, John, Mary and Samuel all have made or attempted to make deals with demons.
* FamilyBusiness: Saving people. Hunting things.
* GenerationXerox: Each successive generation of the Winchester-Campbells ends up repeating the mistakes of the previous generation. It's rather tragic.
* HeroicLineage: Descended from Cain and Abel. Also, the Men of Letters.
* InTheBlood: The Man Of Letters legacy in the Winchester bloodline and the hunting lifestyle in the Campbell bloodline.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: The Winchesters Men of Letters lineage, which is passed down from father to son. Sam and Dean have both taken up the mantle.
* ParentalIssues: A recurring problem. It's partly due to their heavy involvement in the supernatural, putting them in constant danger and necessitating strict parenting (especially the hunter lifestyle which requires training and discipline).
* ThickerThanWater: Occasionally played with but mostly played straight. Members of the family have routinely sacrificed for each other and are each other's [[DealWithTheDevil greatest weakness]].

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[[folder:John Winchester]]
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!!John E. Winchester (Portrayed By: Matt Cohen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan)

->''"After your mother passed, all I saw was evil, everywhere, and all I cared about was keeping you kids alive. I wanted you prepared, ready. Except somewhere along the line, I, uh...I stopped being your father and I became your drill sergeant."''

Sam and Dean's father, John Eric Winchester raised them to be hunters, after his wife died, so that they'd be able to take care of themselves. John is a great hunter but a deeply flawed person and father who ends up clashing with others (particularly Sam) a great deal. He was born in 1954, and lived in Normal, Illinois, as a young child. His father, Henry Winchester, disappeared when John was 4 years old. John served as a Marine in the Vietnam War, and then returned to Lawrence, Kansas, where he met Mary Campbell, started a family, and became co-owner of a garage.
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* AbusiveParents: Though much more sympathetic than most, John is still responsible for much of Dean's plethora of emotional issues, most notably his devastatingly low self-esteem and tendency to blame himself for everything that goes wrong. And John pretty much disowned Sam because Sam hated hunting and wanted to live a normal life. They were soldiers first and John never ever let them forget it.
** Gets a little less sympathetic when it's revealed that John once told an officer to "let Dean rot in prison" and left Dean simply because Dean had been caught stealing what was most likely food for his brother at 16 (though Dean did also loose the money that John had given him for food for him and Sam, gambling).
** It's left unclear whether John would also occasionally beat Dean. For example, in 5x16 when Dean tells Sam what happened when John found out Dean hadn't taken proper care of his brother, he doesn't finish the sentence ("And when dad came home...") but he has an absolutely terrified face from the recollection alone (although as he had just lost his brother this was pretty much a worst case scenario so if he did it would be more of a one off thing rather than a regular occurrence). Or, again, in 9x07, 16-year-old Dean has reddish bruises on his wrists which he denies being caused by John and says that, instead, were caused by a werewolf, but the scene is ambiguous since Dean doesn't have any scratches or other signs on his arms typically associated with werewolves' attacks. On the other hand there has never been a single mention by Sam, Dean or Bobby of John actually hitting his sons (not even when Sam was ranting about him in Season One), likewise in flashbacks neither brother so much seemed afraid of John more afraid of letting him down.
* ActionDad: John is a skilled and strong hunter who is always involved in the action. He was originally in the military and did not seem to show any particular interest in hunting. In fact, flashbacks suggest that John was creeped out by the hunting world when he actually discovered what Mary and her family did for a living. Young!John had even told Sam that he was disgusted that his father (John himself) had raised Sam and Dean to be hunters. This all changes when Mary dies. John embraces the hunting world as a way of revenge and coping with Mary's unexpected death.
* ActionSurvivor: Before John fully embraced the world of hunting. Although, his then girlfriend Mary was more of an ActionGirl and GirlyBruiser was who was very experienced in fighting and hunting supernatural beings for a living, because it was part of the family business. Despite John not having any experience in regards to the hunting world, John seemed like he was still capable of defending himself. John was in the military which does suggest that he is capable of fighting when he has to since he has been a part of battle during the earlier parts of his life. Later on, after Mary had died, John becomes more of an ActionHero and ActionDad, and he becomes one of the strongest and most experienced hunters. John become so strong, experienced and knowledgable about the world of hunting, that he even trains Sam and Dean to be hunters as children. He eventually makes sure that his sons become ActionSurvivor's as children so that they can always be prepared to protect themselves when it is necessary.
* AggressiveCategorism: John hates all monsters and supernatural beings, especially demons. The biggest reason for his strong hatred of demons in particular is because of the pain and suffering that demons overall have caused his family. The demon that he loathes and hates the most is Azazel (aka The Yellow-Eyed Demon). The major reason why he hates Azazel is because he was the demon that was responsible for the death of his wife Mary and fro the destruction of his family (including leaving his children in Sam and Dean motherless for the rest of their lives, and inflicting darkness onto Sam during his babyhood and childhood, paving the way for a dark destiny or future for Sam). Because of what Azazel did to Mary and his family, John went on a revenge mission to find Azazel and kill him once and for all. In which, Dean ended up doing at the end of season 2, ending John's 20+ year old mission.
* TheAlcoholic: It has been implied in the show that John had a drinking problem. Although, his heavy drinking is never really seen on screen and is only strongly implied. Although, his inclination to alcohlism could be believable considering Dean seems to pick up the same trait or habit as John. It could be assumed that John used alcohol or drinking as a coping mechanism for his long term grief over losing Mary and for all of the constant family issues that he had to deal with. Dean, on the other hand, is actually seen on screen using alcohol to cope with his problems.
* TheAllAmericanBoy: When John was a little boy, he had model airplanes, a baseball and mitts, and a toy gun in his room.
* AntiHero: [[PragmaticHero Type III]] or [[UnscrupulousHero Type IV]].
* ArchNemesis: Azazel/YED. John has been hunting down the YED since his wife tragically died back in 1983.
* ArchnemesisDad: Subverted and averted in regards to Sam. Although Sam and John were not brutal enemies who sought to destroy each other at all costs, Sam never saw eye-to-eye with John growing up; therefore, their relationship was rather tension-filled and antagonistic, especially in regards to Sam's feelings towards John. Sam even admitted at one point that he had hated John. However they managed to somewhat patch up there relationship after meeting up again. And sure enough now he's dead, while still quick to call him out for his mistakes, Sam does foster fond memories of his father.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: At the end of season two, when John escapes Hell and his soul finds peace in Heaven.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: John's last name is WINCHESTER, like the rifle.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: He doesn't show the depths of his affection for his sons too much, but when he does, it tends to be both [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sweet]] and [[TearJerker saddening]].
* BadassBaritone: John has a rather deep voice.
* BadassBeard and BadassMustache: Only when John gets older. As young!John, he is clean shaven.
* BadassInCharge: John is ThePatriarch of the Winchester family.
* BadassInDistress: Despite being a MemeticBadass InUniverse, John is often captured by bad guys or otherwise endered a DistressedDude so that Sam and Dean can go be the big heroes who save his bacon.
* BadassLongcoat: In the anime.
* BadassNormal: John is a regular human who possesses no superhuman abilities.
* BattleCouple: Averted with him and Mary; although both were warriors, they never fought alongside each other. They were preparing to in "The Song Remains the Same" against Anna, but John gotten taken out of the battle before they could do much "fighting."
* BeardOfSorrow: Considering all of the tragedy John has been through.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: John went from being a kind, naive and caring civilian to a cynical, jaded and corrupted individual who became surrounded by nothing but pain, tragedy and evil.
* BreakTheCutie: John had his father abandon him when he was six, served in the Vietnam War, was killed and then brought back by Azazel to manipulate Mary and witnesses the love of his life burn to death in their baby's (Sam's) nursery, losing his wife and his home in one fell swoop.
* BrokenPedestal: Starting in Season 2, Dean goes from thinking his dad is a superhero to showing open resentment over how John treated him. Dean still loves, admires and respects his father, he just is no longer blinded to John's short comings.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Post-Mary's death, John became the Brooding Boy to the boys's image of her as a motherly Gentle Girl. When the couple's time together is actually shown, however, John is revealed to have been closer to a Gentle Boy.
* ByronicHero; John shows shades of this.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Sam did this to John on the regular, with Dean getting the occasional one as well. Averted, however, in Season 5, when Sam [[ItMakesSenseInContext defends John's harsh parenting to Young!John who hadn't yet become a hunter and thought that Sam and Dean must have had an abomination of a father.]]
* ControlFreak: John was very controlling and domineering by nature, especially towards his own sons. This initially stemmed from wanting to keep them safe, but eventually got off control. Years later he admits to Sam that somewhere along the lines he stopped being there father and started being there drill sergeant.
* CrusadingWidower: John became a widower when Mary died and spent the rest of his life hunting down her killer Azazel, training his sons into the human weapons that make such fascinating television. He died first, but his spirit helped his eldest son off the yellow-eyed bastard a season later.
* TheCynic: Became one especially after his wife Mary tragically died.
* CynicismCatalyst: Mary's death forces John to get revenge against Azazel. He even raises his sons to become hunters in order to avenge Mary's death.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: John lived his entire life believing that his father had walked out on him. Sam and Dean learn that their grandfather had actually traveled to the future in order to keep a valuable artifact out of demonic hands and died before he could return home.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: John has nothing but an angst ridden past. It wasn't to pleasant before (such as Parental abandonment and having to severe in Vietnam) but it pretty much started to get worse when John was killed by Azazel and Mary had traded their future son's life (Sam) in order to have John come back alive in return.
* DarkIsNotEvil: John wears a lot of darker clothing, however although flawed and somewhat immoral, he still dedicated his life to fighting evil and saving the innocent.
* DeadpanSnarker: John is capable of dry sarcasm and wit.
* DealWithTheDevil: He makes one with Azazel in the Season 2 premiere to save Dean.
* DeceptiveLegacy: John never told Sam about the hunting world; therefore, he lied to Sam about what he and Dean do for the first 8 years of Sam's life. He did this to protect Sam; however, this did not stop John from forcing Dean to become a hunter at the very tender age of 6.
* DemonSlayer: John hunts all supernatural beings, but his primary target are demons.
* DespairEventHorizon: John never recovered from Mary's death.
* TheDeterminator: First, he devotes his life to hunting down and killing Azazel, the demon responsible for [[TheLostLenore Mary]]'s death. Then, he manages to [[FightingFromTheInside regain control of his body while Azazel's possessing him]], when he sees how much pain Dean is in from Azazel torturing him. Off-screen, he [[VillainsNeverLie allegedly]] spent a hundred years being tortured in Hell without accepting Alastair's offer to torture other souls.
* DisappearedDad:
** Often left his children alone to go hunt, so Dean had to take on an almost parental role and help raise Sam. In fact, his absence actually kicks off the plot, as it's why Dean goes seeking Sam out at Stanford, this particular case proves to be more sympathetic however (he left Dean due to him getting close the creature that killed his wife and was afraid it might take his sons to if they were there). Not to mention Adam, who John rarely saw, although in this case it's more forgivable since John didn't know he existed until Adam was 12.
** John himself has one due to [[spoiler:TimeTravel shenanigans leading to Henry vanishing mysteriously from the past and dying in the distant future in the arms of his grandchildren]]. John absolutely ''hated'' his father for abandoning him.
* FantasticRacism: John despises demons, which is understandable considering that demons ruined his life and is responsible for his wife Mary dying and for his entire family suffering.
* FollowInMyFootsteps: John expects both his sons to follow in the family business, and Sam really doesn't want to. It doesn't end well. Subverted slightly, as John later admits he would rather that they had there own lives, its just he believes its simply not possible due to all that's happened.
* GenerationXerox: John turned out like his father Henry in regards to their lack of good parenting skills. Henry (unintentionally) abandoned John when he was a child; John repeated the same mistake with Dean, Sam and Adam.
* GeniusBruiser: John is both smart and a capable hunter. John also comes from a legacy called the Men Of Letters, which was a GeniusBookClub that his father, Henry, was a member of.
* GenreSavvy: Comes with being a hunter.
* GoOutWithASmile: The final time he sees his sons in his spirit form, he smiles at both Sam and Dean before he tells them goodbye forever. John may have been smiling but Sam and Dean (and the audience) were crying bucket loads.
* GoodIsNotNice: Though the "good" part seems to fade a little with each passing season.
* GoodIsNotSoft: John may have generally good intentions, but do not mess with him. He will kick your ass big time.
* GuileHero: John can actually be a tactical genius when he wants to be and resorts to the use of manipulation tactics in order to defeat his enemy.
* HappilyMarried: Played straight earlier on, but averted by Season 5, when a flashback shows John and Mary fighting badly and actually splitting up briefly when Dean was small. Dean commented that their marriage was only perfect "after Mom died." Since we also know that Heaven manipulated John and Mary's getting together to produce Sam and Dean, it's implied that they may not have been a great match and may not have gotten together if not for (unknowingly for them) angelic manipulation. On the other hand they did seem pretty happy together before Dean was born and they did clearly manage to patch it up enough to have another son, so who knows.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: John embraced the hunting world after Mary's tragic death. This is ironic, considering that young!John in the flashbacks said that hunting was absolutely dangerous and ridiculous.
* HeartbrokenBadass: John has faced much tragedy, pain and loss, starting with the unexpected death of his wife Mary.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a huge one when his wife Mary unexpectedly dies.
* HeroicSacrifice: Gives up his life [[FriendOrIdolDecision (and the Colt)]] in exchange for Dean's. Dean, however, is ''not'' grateful.
* {{Hunk}}: As young!John.
* TheHunter: John hunts supernatural creatures for a living.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: Mary was tragically killed by Azazel before John could do anything about it.
* TheIdealist: Even after getting shipped off to war, he was this, which Mary loved about him. After her death and his getting entrenched in hunting, however, he is somewhat different.
* InTheBlood: According to Michael, Cain and Abel are John's ancestors and the paternal Winchester bloodline are Cain and Abel's descendants. John's bloodline are also able to be vessels for Michael and Lucifer. Also, the Men of Letter's club is passed down the paternal line of the Winchester bloodline, which means that Henry, John, Dean, Sam and Adam are all Men of Letters.
* InformedAbility: John is always spoken about- even by his enemies- as a legendary hunter. Yet several times that the viewer sees him in Season 1, he's screwed up or somehow gotten into trouble and Sam and Dean need to save him. Partially Justified in that he said worrying about Sam and Dean's safety distracts him and gets him into trouble, and more often than not him getting captured isn't out of lack of skill rather simply being to outmatched, and even then he always went down fighting.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His detractors accuse him of ruining his sons' lives for his own vendetta.
* {{Jerkass}}: So very much. Even several of his close friends had falling's out (one occasion with Bobby led to Bobby threatening to shoot him if he ever came back, though he had forgiven him by 2005) and disliked at least parts of him.
* JerkassHasAPoint
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He snaps at Sam and Dean for doing so much as asking too many questions and has been known to take his frustrations out on them, but he genuinely wants to protect them and regrets what he's put them through. Likewise as much he was after revenge, he did dedicate a lot of his life to saving and protecting the innocents.
* KnightTemplar
* KnightTemplarParent: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with his last words to Dean, which he warns Dean he will have to kill Sam if he can't save him from turning evil.
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: Pulls it off in the second season finale.
* LikeFatherLikeSon:
** John believed that Henry abandoned him when he was young; he himself frequently abandoned Sam and Dean.
** Dean used to wear John's jacket, listens to John's music, drives John's car, imagines himself as a mechanic like John was, and generally tried to emulate his father in every way when younger, but by Season 4 began thinking that Sam was more like their dad than he ever was. In a deleted scene from "As Time Goes By", Sam and John are again compared by Henry. They ''do'' share some noticeable personality traits and life experiences...
* LineageComesFromTheFather: John's father Henry was a part of the Men of Letters legacy. Because he was a Winchester, the legacy was passed down to John from Henry. John's sons are also a part of the Men Of Letter's legacy, since Sam and Dean are parental descendants on the Winchester side.
* LoveHurts: Tragically lost Mary when Azazel killed her.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: WordOfGod is that John was killed off because [[HeKnowsTooMuch he already knew too much]] about Azazel's EvilPlan (in fact, WordOfGod is that John knew ''all of it'') and he was diverting Sam and Dean from the front-lines of the battle against {{Hell}}.
* MercyKill: Meg suggests that he did this to a badly injured Bill Harvelle, and that guilt over doing so is why he never visited the Roadhouse again or mentioned the Harvelles to Sam and Dean.
* MrFanservice: Especially young!John. Not that older John doesn't also count.
* MrFixIt: John is a mechanical person and likes to fix cars. He also comes from a family of mechanics.
* MyGreatestFailure: Not saving or being able to protect Mary and prevent her death. Also, failing to be a good father to his children, especially to Dean, he dedicates his last moments on earth to tell Dean he's sorry for not being a better father to him.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: An [[AvertedTrope aversion]] in- and out-of-universe. John has become an increasingly unsympathetic figure with more and more emotional trauma leveled against Sam and especially Dean being seen and the multiple references to his simply abandoning both boys and moving them around constantly, more so in comparison to Bobby's becoming a better paternal figure to the boys.
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: In "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2". Subverted in "Long-Distance Call"--it was a monster pretending to be him.
* TheObiWan: Could be seen as this to both Sam and Dean. In fact, he was more of a mentor of the hunting world to both Sam and Dean than he was a father to the both of them.
* OlderAndWiser: When we meet John in Season 1, its clear he's changed from he was when the boys are growing up. While still possessing several of his flaws, he never the less does acknowledge he has made mistakes during his life and tries to move past them. Both sides of John are notably different to the man he was when in his twenties (as shown in Season Four and Five)
* OverprotectiveDad: John has his moments. Particularly with Sam, who he knew had been affected by the demon that had killed Mary. He passed this particular neurosis to Dean.
* PapaWolf: Messing with his boys on his watch guarantees you a bullet in the head.
* ParentalAbandonment: John faced this with his father Henry as a child. Ironically, he ended up repeating what Henry did to him to his own sons.
* ParentalIssues: It's revealed in Season 8 that John had many issues with ParentalAbandonment and ParentalNeglect. His father Henry abandoned him when he was young, but this was because Henry had a duty to being a Man of Letters.
* ParentalNeglect: Growing up to often John focused more on being a hunter to his sons than being a father. As an older man he admits he regrets this and it occurred out of not dealing with his own problems and his desire to keep them safe progressing out of control.
* ParentsAsPeople: While he did clearly loved his sons, and was very protective of them. John wasn't the best father, he made mistakes, had trouble dealing with own problems and brought a lot of it on his sons, as older man he reveals he regrets many of the bad choices he's made, but then still repeats several of his mistakes.
* ThePatriarch: Of the Winchester family.
* PopCulturedBadass: John loves classic rock and loves a variety of different classic rock bands. Dean seemed to pick up the same trait.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: John embraced the hunting world and expected his sons to embrace it as well.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: A heroic example.
* RevengeBeforeReason: The major driving force behind why John began hunting. He shares this same trait with his second son Sam.
* ShellShockedVeteran: [[TheCutie Young John]] is an [[AvertedTrope aversion]].
* StarcrossedLovers: With Mary. His romance with her was orchestrated in order for them to have Sam and Dean, according to Cupid. It ended in tragedy when Mary died in a fire in Sam's nursery.
* TheStoic: John doesn't show that much emotion in general, but when he does, it's normally regarding his family.
* TakeUpMySword
* TragicHero: Really John's life was one long display of pain and misery, nearly every good thing he had was just taken away from him, and many of the skills that made him a great hunter severely damaged his life and relationship with his sons.
* TragicKeepsake: The journal he always used to keep records and everything? It was supposed to be his DisappearedDad's (Henry).
* TookALevelInJerkass: After he got involved in hunting, it appears as the tragedy got to him as he got older, and was unable to deal with his problems it led to him getting worse.
* TookALevelInKindness: See OlderAndWiser, while still possessing many the same flaws as before, it clear by the first Season, John's grown from the man he was when Sam and Dean were children, and has come to realise and feel guilty for many of mistakes he made during that time. Its best demonstrated in "Salvation" when he gets called out by Dean his response is to admit Dean's right and tell he's sorry.
* TheUnfavorite: ''All'' of his children feel like they're this to him.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: John's not a villain, but it's still depressing to see how happy and innocent he was in the teaser of the pilot before Mary died and in the episodes where his sons travel into the past.
* WellDoneSonGuy: With Dean, [[CharacterDevelopment although later on Dean realizes how flawed John is and loses a lot of his hero worship towards him]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Everything John did through his entire life, he did with good intentions, it just often didn't work out.
* WhatTheHellDad: John trained his sons from an early age to kill the demon that murdered their mother and didn't really do much else in the way of parenting. He left parenting Sam to oldest son Dean, treating Dean more like a grown hunter than a child.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Due to hunting John was often away for several days (occasionally weeks), when Sam was eight he even missed being there for his sons on Christmas.
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!!Mary Winchester (Portrayed By: Samantha Smith, Amy Gumenick)

->''"Dean... Sam... I'm sorry."''

Mary is the wife of John, and mother of Dean and Sam. She was born on December 5, 1954, to Deanna and Samuel Campbell. Mary's parents raised her as a hunter, but she gave up hunting after she met John and both her parents were killed by Azazel. She herself was killed by Azazel on November 2, 1983, when Sam was six months old and she went into his nursery to check on him and witnessed Azazel feeding baby Sam his demon blood. She never told John about the supernatural world or her former life as a hunter. Dean and Sam didn't learn about her hunter origins until Castiel sent Dean back in time, where he met younger versions of John and Mary in "In the Beginning."
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* ActionGirlfriend: While John was still a sweet, kind and innocent person who was a military soldier and came from a family of mechanics, Mary was busy kicking monster ass as a hunter.
* ActionMom: Averted. Mary had already quit the hunting life when she became a mom.
* BadassNormal: Mary is a normal human yet she was an ActionGirl who kicked ass.
* BattleCouple: Averted with her and John; although both were warriors, they never fought alongside each other. They were preparing to in "The Song Remains the Same" against Anna, but John gotten taken out of the battle before they could do much "fighting."
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Mary is shown to be a good, kind and caring individual.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mary is a nice lady most of the time, but don't mess with her. She is not to be underestimated.
* BreakTheCutie: A big part of her tragic backstory.
* BrokenBird: From growing up in a life she hates (the hunting world), to having Azazel murder both of her parents, to having Azazel kill John only for Mary to have to make a deal and sell her future son's life (Sam) away in return of bringing John back from the dead and eventually suffering a very tragic fate, when Azazel kills her by pinning her up to the ceiling and slitting her stomach open in her own son's nursery, Mary's life being considered tragic is an UNDERSTATEMENT. Mary's tragic life and fate ended up extending to her husband and her sons.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Post-Mary's death, John became the Brooding Boy to the boys's image of her as a motherly Gentle Girl. When the couple's time together is actually shown, however, John is revealed to have been closer to a Gentle Boy, while Mary is too goal-oriented and fierce to be labeled simply a Brooding Girl or a Gentle one.
* CessationOfExistence: Implied to be what happened to her after her HeroicSacrifice in "Home". However, it is highly doubtful to be true, considering Death's statement that the human soul can never be destroyed. Mary's sacrifice probably just had the same effect as burning a ghost's bones has.
* ChildSoldier: Mary was raised as a hunter growing up.
* TheCutie: As young!Mary. She was very lovable.
* CynicismCatalyst: Mary's unexpected and tragic death caused her husband (John) and her sons (Dean and Sam) to become hunters to avenge her death.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Oh dear.
* DeadpanSnarker: Primarily in the flashbacks.
* DealWithTheDevil: Azazel manipulated her into making one to save John, as revealed in "In the Beginning". Her deal, though, didn't cost her her soul-it allowed Azazel to feed his blood to Sam ten years later. Obviously, he didn't tell [[MamaBear Mary]] that part.
* DeathByOriginStory: Mary's death was the major motivator for John, Dean and later on, Sam, to begin hunting.
* DeathGlare: When time-traveling Dean and Sam come knocking on former hunter Mary's door, she gives them quite a deadly glare.
* TheDeterminator: Mary wasn't the type to give up on wanting something. Something that Mary had always craved was to get away from the hunting life in which she was raised in and to live a normal life. Mary managed to get her wish, albeit with a tragic price and fate.
* DisposableWoman: Mary is already deceased prior to the Pilot episode.
* DoomedByCanon: This was expected since according to a flashback in season four, Mary had basically sold her soul, her life and her son (Sam) to Azazel all so she could bring John back from the dead and live the normal life that she had craved. A decade after she made that deal, it was game over for Mary.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* GirlyBruiser: When Mary was younger. She was feminine but also knew how to kick ass and take names when she had to. She was involved in the rather male-dominated line of work of hunting for basically her whole life.
* GirlyGirl: Although Mary was a hunter, she was really feminine and girly.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Mary is a nice girl but she can kick ass and should not be underestimated.
* GuardianEntity: After her death, her spirit [[UnfinishedBusiness stays behind in her old house]] and becomes this.
* TheGwenStacy: Mary is tragically killed at the hands of Azazel aka Yellow Eyed Demon.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Mary was a good hearted, kind and caring woman.
* HappilyMarried: Played straight earlier on, but averted by Season 5, when a flashback shows John and Mary fighting badly and actually splitting up briefly when Dean was small. Dean commented that their marriage was only perfect "after Mom died." Since we also know that Heaven manipulated John and Mary's getting together to produce Sam and Dean, it's implied that they may not have been a great match and may not have gotten together if not for (unknowingly for them) angelic manipulation. On the other hand they did seem pretty happy together before Dean was born and they did clearly manage to patch it up enough to have another son, so who knows.
* HeroicSacrifice[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: Her spirit destroys itself in "Home" to banish the poltergeist attacking people in her old house.
* HiddenDepths: Although Mary was brought up as a hunter, it is discovered that she actually hated hunting and wanted to live a normal, apple pie life. She ironically shares this trait in common with her youngest son, Sam.
* TheHunter: Mary was brought up in the hunting life and was therefore a hunter herself.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Like Sam, Mary hated hunting and wanted to have a safe, happy, apple pie life. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Well, she got one... for a while.]]
* InnocentBlueEyes: Along with her HairOfGold.
* InTheBlood: Her entire family are hunters and Mary was raised a hunter. The Campbells are the Brawn to the Winchester's Brains.
* KillItWithFire:
-->'''Not!Mary:''' The worst was the smell. The pain, well, what can you say about your skin bubbling off? But the smell was so… You know, for a second I thought I’d left a pot roast burning in the oven. But… it was my meat.
* KnightOfCerebus: When she showed up in Season 1's "Home", everything started going downhill.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In "The Song Remains the Same", a past version of Mary learned about what will happen to her and her family, but before she can act on it, [[YouCantFightFate her memories were erased by Michael]].
* LightIsGood: Mary is often seen wearing white clothing.
* LikeFatherLikeSon:
** Mary desired safety in the form of a normal life, the same reason that Sam, her youngest son, had in wanting a normal life. Also, Mary's relationship with her father Samuel parallels Sam's relationship with his father John regarding hunting.
** In a tragic, twisted example: with his having to take care of both Sam and John as a child, Dean was effectively groomed to take Mary's position in the family as the maternal figure.
* TheLostLenore: To John. After she died, John's life was never the same again.
* LoveHurts: Azazel had killed John back in '73 and Mary made a deal with Azazel to bring him back from the dead. She didn't realize that she had sold her future son, Sam's life to Azazel all so that she could have John back, or that it would ultimately get her killed.
* MamaBear: "You get out of my house... and let go of my son."
* MissingMom: To Sam and Dean. She was killed when Sam was six months old and Dean four years old.
* MoralityChain: To her husband John and to her father Samuel.
* NiceGirl: Very much so.
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: Her ghost intervenes and saves her sons from the poltergeist haunting their old home.
* OfficialCouple: With John.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both of her parents, Samuel and Deanna, are killed at the hands of Azazel.
* PosthumousCharacter
* PregnantBadass: In "The Song Remains the Same", she was pregnant with Dean yet still put up a better fight against an angel than either John or Dean.
* RetiredBadass: Mary gave up the hunting lifestyle after she married John.
* SacrificialLamb
* SpiritAdvisor: To Sam in 4x21, although it was a hallucination of Mary that Sam was seeing.
* StacysMom: Dean himself makes note of how attractive his mother was in "In the Beginning."
-->"Sammy, wherever you are, Mom is a ''babe''. ({{beat}}) [[ImGoingToHellForThis I'm going to Hell]]. [[LikeABadassOutOfHell Again]]."
* StarcrossedLovers: With John.
* TraumaCongaLine: Oh dear. Mary has endured so much pain, loss and tragedy in her life.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: ''Wife'' by that point, actually. Mary was ''not'' happy when Anna tried to kill John (along with Mary herself) [[RetGone to erase her sons' existence]]. Viewers got to see a nice fight between Anna and an angel-blade-wielding Mary.
* WalkingSpoiler
* WidowWoman: She is of the wonderful widow type in the fantasy world the djinn constructed for Dean in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]], in which John passed away peacefully in his sleep.
* WomanInWhite: In all of her scenes, she is seen wearing a white nightgown. It is the same nightgown that she was killed in.
* WreathedInFlames: As a ghost, this was how she first appeared to people, before she appeared to Sam and Dean and [[ThisWasHisTrueForm briefly reverted]] to [[KillItWithFire pre-cooked]] self.
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[[folder:Samuel Campbell]]
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!!Samuel Campbell (Portrayed By: Mitch Pileggi)

->''"I don't trust other hunters, Dean. Don't want their help, don't want them around my family."''

Samuel is the husband of Deanna, father of Mary, father-in-law of John and the maternal grandfather of Dean and Sam. His grandson Sam was named after him. Samuel and Deanna were both hunters, and raised Mary to be one as well. Samuel was killed by Azazel (who possessed him temporarily). He was brought back to life along with Sam at the end of fifth season by Crowley, who forced him to look for {{Purgatory}}. He tried to sell Sam and Dean out to Crowley. Sam killed him when Samuel became possessed by the Khan Worm.
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* ActionDad[=/=][[ActionDad Action Grandpa]]: Samuel hunts for a living.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Type II in Season 6; he is working with Crowley, but only to get Mary BackFromTheDead.]]
-->'''Samuel:''' You know, the one difference between us: you know how to live without her.
-->'''Dean:''' Look, I know how you feel--
-->'''Samuel:''' No, you don't. She's my daughter, and she's dead, and I can do something about it.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:He's brought back by Crowley in Season 6. [[KilledOffForReal For a while, anyway.]]]]
* {{Badass}}: Samuel is a very tough, strong, and experienced hunter.
** BadassBookworm: Has a lot of tricks up his sleeve, like the cures for djinn poison and vampirism, by virtue of having been born into a long line of hunters who took notes.
** BadassGrandpa: He may be Sam and Dean's grandfather but that don't stop him from kicking ass.
** BadassNormal: Doesn't have any superhuman abilities yet can still kick major ass. He's an experienced hunter after all.
* BaldOfAwesome: It becomes a BaldOfEvil when he's possessed [[spoiler:and also when he pulls a FaceHeelTurn in Season 6]].
* BattleCouple: With Deanna. They were both hunters.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: The Brooding Boy to Deanna's Gentle Girl.
* DeadpanSnarker: Oh so much. Samuel could qualify as the king of snark and sarcasm.
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Turns out he made one with Crowley to bring Mary back if Samuel could get Purgatory's location out of the monsters he captured. Nothing ever comes out of it, since Samuel dies (again) in "And Then There Were None".]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: "You're a hell of a hunter, Sam, but... the truth is, sometimes you scare me."
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: "'Soccer mom', huh? Well, I'll have to look that up on the 'intranet'."
* ForcedIntoEvil: [[spoiler:He grudgingly does what Crowley tells him to out of desperation to have his daughter, Mary returned to him.]]
* GrandTheftMe: His possession by Azazel and the Khan worm [[spoiler:in both of the episodes where he dies]].
* InTheBlood: Samuel was a hunter and he raised his daughter Mary to be one as well. Mary, on the other hand, hated the hunting life and wanted to escape. Ironically, Mary's attitude and relationship with Samuel parallel her future son, Sam's attitude towards hunting and his relationship with John.
* {{Jerkass}}: Boy howdy.
* JerkassHasAPoint
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* KilledOffForReal
* KnightTemplar
* KnightTemplarParent
* TheMole: [[spoiler:In season six.]]
* MoralityChain: His wife, Deanna and his daughter, Mary.
* NamesTheSame: With Sam Winchester [[DeadGuyJunior (duh)]] and [[UltimateBlacksmith Samuel Colt]].
* OverprotectiveDad: He sure didn't approve of his daughter's taste in men (i.e. John).
* ThePatriarch: Of the Campbell family.
* SacrificialLion
* ThickerThanWater: [[spoiler:To Samuel, not so much. When he tries to pull this excuse on Sam and Dean, they tell him exactly how full of crap he is. And yet, [[JerkassHasAPoint he does have a point]], having met Dean once before [[JerkassWoobie he died (the first time), got possessed by Azazel, and forced to kill himself and his wife]], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero all because of Dean's attempt to intervene and change the past]]. Samuel spent a year hunting with a soulless, amoral version of Sam whose cold-blooded actions apparently disturbed Samuel, if "Live Free or Twihard" and the flashbacks in "Unforgiven" are an indication. Even so, Samuel apparently did care about his grandsons since he did make attempts to help them in Season 6 as long as it didn't interfere with his deal with Crowley like when he gave Dean the cure for vampirism. When it came down to it, though, he loved Mary, his daughter, more than he was willing to help Dean and Sam, grandsons he barely knew and were admittedly kind of dickish themselves at that point.]]
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[[folder:Deanna Campbell]]
!!Deanna Campbell (Portrayed By: Allison Hossack)

Deanna was the wife of Samuel, mother of Mary, mother-in-law of John and maternal grandmother of Dean and Sam. Her grandson Dean was named after her. She and Samuel were both hunters and raised Mary to be one as well. Deanna was killed by Azazel.
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* ActionMom: She was involved in the hunting life after all along with her husband Samuel and her daughter Mary.
* BattleCouple: With Samuel.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: The Gentle Girl to Samuel's Brooding Boy. [[spoiler:With her dead, a resurrected Samuel goes JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope]].
* ChefOfIron: In one scene, Deanna multitasks whipping up a fruit salad and also discussing a case with Samuel and Dean.
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:After throwing her with telekinesis, Azazel stalks up to her and breaks her neck with his own hands. Excuse me, with ''her husband'''s own hands.]]
* OneShotCharacter: Unlike her husband, Deanna only appeared in one episode and was mentioned only once more.
* WeHardlyKnewYe
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[[folder:Adam Milligan]]
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!!Adam Milligan (Portrayed By: Jake Abel)

Adam is the youngest son of John Winchester and the younger half brother of Sam and Dean Winchester.
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To both Sam and Dean.
* BackForTheDead: Adam is brought back from the dead, only for him to end up locked in Lucifer's cage in Hell for eternity.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Well, he IS a Winchester. It's what they do.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: Adam seemed to have a very similar life to his older half brother Sam before Sam embraced hunting.
* BreakTheCutie
* ButtMonkey: Even being half a Winchester gets the kid [[spoiler: killed and sent to Hell.]]
* CainAndAbelAndSeth: After over twenty years, Sam and Dean find out that Adam is their paternal half-brother. Their father had Adam several years after their mother died, whom he kept from the hunter's life to protect him. The brothers immediately argue about whether to train him or to spare him from their life. It turns out [[spoiler: he's already been killed in revenge against their father, and they've been dealing with a ghoul.]]
** When Adam eventually makes another appearance in season five as himself, after he's [[spoiler: been brought back from the dead as bait or a possible alternative for Michael, he doesn't get along with either of the brothers that never knew about him. In Season six, when Dean's given the option to either save Sam's soul from eternal torment in Lucifer's cage or rescue Adam's from the same place, Dean unsurprisingly doesn't even hesitate in choosing Sam.]]
* ChekhovsGunman
* TheChewToy: See ButtMonkey.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Everyone seems to have forgotten about him by now...
** Well, except for the fandom on tumblr. The "Except Adam. Adam's still in hell" punchlines are practically a MemeticMutation.
** He ''finally'' gets mentioned again five years later in the show's 200th episode, where from their reactions it appears even Sam and Dean have forgotten he ever existed.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: In "Jump the Shark," the "Adam" the Winchesters meet is a [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Ghoul]] using his form. How did he get into that form? By ''eating'' the real Adam.]]
* DeadpanSnarker:
--->'''Sam''': You may not believe it, but Dad *was* trying to protect you.
--->'''Adam''': [[spoiler: Well, I guess the monster that ate me didn't get that memo.]]
* DeusAngstMachina: For someone who appeared in only three episodes, Adam has had a '''ridiculous''' amount of horrific things happen to him in each one. He's [[spoiler:[[ImAHumanitarian eaten alive]] by [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Ghouls]], pulled out of {{Heaven}}, [[BackFromTheDead brought back from the dead]], forced to [[BuriedAlive claw his way out of his own grave]], told (falsely) that he is TheChosenOne, kidnapped, held hostage against [[BigBrotherInstinct Dean]], [[BloodFromTheMouth tortured]], [[BigDamnHeroes rescued]] (only '''NOT'''), [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by an [[ArchangelMichael archangel]], [[KillItWithFire incinerated]], ''disintegrated'', regenerated and, finally, dragged into the worst possible pit of {{Hell}} alongside Lucifer and Michael. And is ''still there''.]] Note that Adam was an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary College Student]] prior to this and that the only reason '''any''' of it happened to him is because he is a...
* DistressedDude
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Ultimately Adam ends up locked in Hell with {{Satan}} and Satan's big brother, [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] with no hope of escape, seeing as how any of the characters who ''could'' free him either don't care about him or are dead.]]
** [[spoiler: And to make matters worse, as of season 10 he's STILL THERE. He's spent 700 years in hell with Lucifer and Michael as his bunkmates. Now we know how much the Winchesters care about family.]]
* InTheBlood: Adam is a descendent of Cain and Abel due to being John's son. Therefore, like Sam and Dean, he is able to be the vessel for Michael.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Zachariah warned Adam that Sam and Dean would always save each other before ever taking a second glance at him. Zachariah was trying to sway Adam towards working with the angels as opposed to with the brothers, but he was quite prescient on this point: Adam failed to make it out of the angelic confrontation later in the episode because Dean was hauling Sam out first, Dean actively chose to rescue Sam's soul out of Hell while leaving Adam in there (he could only choose one) and neither brother seems particularly bothered by the possibility that Adam might ''still'' be in Hell with Michael and Lucifer.
* LongLostRelative: To Sam and Dean. He is their paternal half brother. They all share the same father, John Winchester.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Prior to [[spoiler: being killed]] in "Jump the Shark".
* PrettyBoy
* RefusedByTheCall
* ThickerThanWater: Averted with Adam, notable because ''all'' the Winchesters generally subscribe to a "family is everything" mindset. But Sam and Dean are complete strangers to him, he resents them for having the father he never had ([[AbusiveParents such as]] [[KnightTemplar he was]]), Zachariah has warned Adam about Sam and Dean's crazy co-dependency issues, and overall, Adam wants precisely nothing to do with the Winchesters' "dewy-eyed bromance." Though he does just start to warm up to Dean before Michael gets to him.
** On the other hand, he's apparently quite loyal to his mother, and Michael's big selling point for using Adam's meatsuit was that Adam would be able to see her again.
* TheSmartGuy: Adam is a pre-med student.
* TheUnchosenOne: Unintentionally. [[spoiler:By saying "Yes" to Michael and being the vessel in Dean's place, he effectively proves that Michael's speech to Dean in "The Song Remains The Same" about how [[ScrewDestiny Destiny cannot be screwed]] was basically Michael talking out of his ass.]]
* TheUnfavorite: [[spoiler:So Dean spends the first half of Season 6 trying to get Sam's soul back, because it's left in the cage with Michael and Lucifer, after Castiel removed Sam's mind and body almost immediately. When Dean first makes his deal with Death to get Sam's soul back, he tries to get Adam out as well. Death, however, refuses and forces Dean to choose between the two; Dean chooses Sam.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
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[[folder:Christian Campbell]]
!!Christian Campbell (Portrayed By: Corin Nemec)

Christian is Sam and Dean's third cousin. He is a calm and skilled hunter working with Samuel Campbell. Christian is revealed to be possessed in "Family Matters." In "Caged Heat," Dean stabs him with Ruby's Knife, killing both him and the demon.
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* AlliterativeName
* BlackEyesOfEvil
* DeadAllAlong
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:We never meet the ''real'' Christian Campbell, who had been possessed by a demon for a year when he is introduced.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In "Caged Heat."]]
-->'''Christian:''' What are you laughing at?
-->''[[spoiler:{'''Dean''' kills '''Christian''' with Ruby's knife.}'']]
-->[[spoiler:'''Meg:''' Dean Winchester's behind you, meatsack.]]
* LongLostRelative
* TheMole: [[spoiler:For Crowley.]]
* TortureTechnician: Although, according to Meg, he isn't very good at it.
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[[folder:Gwen Campbell]]
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!!Gwen Campbell (Portrayed By: [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0372207/ Jessica Heafey)]]

->''"Just, uh, get sick of getting left behind. Think it's probably 'cause I remind him of his daughter or something."''

Gwen is Sam and Dean's maternal third cousin, and a hunter working with Samuel Campbell. She tells Dean that she had no idea Samuel sold them out to Crowley, and is the only Campbell who is friendly to Sam and Dean. Dean kills her when he is possessed by the Khan Worm. Appears in [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E01ExileOnMainSt "Exile on Main Street" (S06, E01)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E02TwoAndAHalfMen "Two And A Half Men" (S06, E02)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E07FamilyMatters "Family Matters" (S06, E07)]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E16AndThenThereWasNone "...And Then There Were None" (S06, E16)]].

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* ActionGirl
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:She is killed by a possessed Dean in this manner.]]
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Samuel may have [[SarcasmMode forgotten to mention a few details to her]]...
* LongLostRelative
* StayInTheKitchen: Gwen is NOT pleased when told to stay behind and guard with Dean.
* YouRemindMeOfX: [[InvertedTrope Gwen believes she reminds Samuel of his daughter Mary]], which is why he tries to keep her out of the line of fire.
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[[folder:Mark Campbell]]
!!Mark Campbell (Portrayed By: David Paetkau)

Mark is Sam and Dean's distant cousin. He is a hunter working with Samuel Campbell. The Alpha Shapeshifter snaps his neck in "Two and a Half Men."
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* KilledOffForReal
* LongLostRelative
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:How the Alpha Shapeshifter kills him.]]
* TheQuietOne: Says less than ten words in both episodes he appears. Immediately [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Dean.
* SacrificialLamb
* WeHardlyKnewYe
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[[folder:Emma]]
!!Emma (Portrayed By: Alexia Fast)

Emma is an [[Characters/SupernaturalMonstersAndSupernaturalBeings Amazon]] and Dean's daughter, conceived during a one-night stand Dean had with her mother Lydia. Lydia, being an Amazon herself, became pregnant and gave birth to Emma within 24 hours following her night with Dean. Emma grew from a newborn to a toddler to a teenager within a short amount of time. She was killed by her uncle Sam while attempting to carry out the ritualistic killing of her father.
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* AntagonisticOffspring: Well, she ''was'' sent to kill her dad.
* BlondesAreEvil
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* HalfHumanHybrid
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Inverted.
* LukeYouAreMyFather
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome
* TykeBomb
* UhOhEyes
* WeHardlyKnewYe
* YouLookFamiliar: Her actress previously played [[CreepyChild Missy Bender]] in Season 1's "The Benders."

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Henry Winchester]]
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!!Henry Winchester (Portrayed By: Gil [=McKinney=])

->''"I'm sorry I judged you two so harshly for being hunters. I should've known better. You're also Winchesters. As long as we're alive, there's always hope."''
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: It's understandable considering that Henry is from the 1950's.
* ActionDad: Henry was a Man of Letters.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Henry's last name is Winchester, like the rifle.
* {{Badass}}: Henry may not have been a hunter or a fighter, but he could still fend for himself when he had to.
** BadassBookworm: Henry was a Man of Letters and was highly knowledgable, intelligent, well-spoken and well-read.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Henry dressed rather sophisticated. Guess it's a requirement of being a Man Of Letters.
** BadassGrandpa: He is Sam and Dean's grandfather, but he himself [[ItMakesSenseInContext isn't old as he time-traveled to meet them]].
** CulturedBadass: Well, Henry ''is'' a Man Of Letters.
* BadPresent: From Henry's perspective. His son and mentors are dead. The legacy of the Men of Letters seems lost. His son grew up alone and believed himself abandoned by his father.
* ThePatriarch: Technically, Henry is ''the'' actual patriarch of the Winchester family, as he is the oldest known Winchester and was John's father.
* {{Bookworm}}: Comes with being a BadassBookworm and a Man Of Letters. His grandson Sam seems to share the same trait or quality.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Henry shoots Abaddon, a Knight of Hell only killable by Archangels, in the head with a bullet engraved with a devil's trap, thus preventing her from ever escaping her host, using her powers or even moving her body. He dies shortly afterward from an injury she dealt him when he was getting close enough to do the deed.
* CaptainObvious: After telling Sam and Dean that Abaddon is a demon and they ask Henry where she came from, he replies, "She's from Hell."
* ChekhovsGun: Henry's pin with the Star of Aquarius, which John asks him about.
* ChekhovsSkill[=/=]EscapeArtist: Henry's ability to escape handcuffs.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Which is a JustifiedTrope, considering Henry is from 1958.
* CrazyPrepared
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: It doesn't get much better than being thrown through time. Tragically, he's unable to go back and learns that not only is his son dead, but he died ''hating'' him. [[spoiler:Then he dies too]].
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Dies in his grandsons' Sam and Dean's arms.]]
* DisappearedDad: To John. Ironically, John ended up abandoning his sons as well.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater
* FollowInMyFootsteps: Henry expected his son John to follow the Winchester legacy of being a Man of Letters. Henry seemed to advocate the legacy to his grandsons Sam and Dean.
* GenerationXerox: It seems as though John followed in Henry's footsteps in regards to their parenting skills. Both Henry and John had issues with ParentalAbandonment (Henry with John and John with both Sam and Dean).
* GeniusBookClub: Part of the Men Of Letters club.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Henry was a Man Of Letters, which man that he was a bookworm and intelligent.
* GoodParents: Unfortunately, John never found out or knew about it.
* GuileHero: Henry is very smart and strategic.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Gil [=McKinney=] also played Dr. Paul Grady in ''Series/{{ER}}'' and Derek Bishop in ''Series/FridayNightLights''.
* JumpedAtTheCall
* KilledOffForReal
** HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Dies so Abaddon can be defeated.]]
** SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:Only for her to be brought back to life towards the end of Season 8.]]
* KnightTemplarParent: Henry tries to change the past, knowing full-well it could have unforeseen consequences for the future, because he can't bear to let his son suffer and die as he did in this future.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Josie Sands though the latter was actually in love with him.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: ParentalAbandonment seems to run in the Winchester genes. Henry abandoned John when he was a child and John repeated Henry's mistake with Sam and Dean.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Henry was a Man of Letters and, therefore, the legacy was passed down from him to his son John and also to John's children, Sam and Dean. Henry's father and grandfather were also Man of Letters, proving that the Men of Letters legacy was in the Winchester men's lineage.
* MementoMacGuffin: John's journal is revealed to be a keepsake from Henry's with the initials "H.W." on the inner cover.
* OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass
* ParentalAbandonment: Unintentionally abandoned John when he was a child. John ended up picking up the same trait.
* ProudScholarRaceGuy: He's a Man of Letters.
* PurpleProse: Henry's dialogue often sounds like something we would expect from CaptainPatriotic in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks.
* SecretLegacy: Henry was a member of a secret book club called the Men Of Letters.
* SelfMadeMan
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong
* TheSmartGuy: Highly intelligent, scholarly, a bookworm and a Man Of Letters.
* SoulPower: Henry uses this to make the blood sigil work.
* StandardFiftiesFather
* TheStrategist
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With his grandson, Sam. Their resemblance is actually quite strong.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* VomitIndiscretionShot
* VomitingCop: The aforementioned VomitIndiscretionShot by Henry after a narrow escape from Abaddon illustrates how inexperienced he is with hunter-type activities, despite all his knowledge; it also highlights how frightening Abaddon is.
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