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* ProneToSunburn: Vampires can survive sun exposure but get extreme sunburns, hence why they tend to operate at night.

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*OneSteveLimit: Averted. Many of the minor characters, particularly those only appearing one episode, share a first and/or last name. TruthInTelevision, as multiple people can have the same name.

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* ParentalSavingsSplurge: John tells Sam a story about how when Sam was born, he decided to put aside some money for Sam and Dean to go to college, and that every month he added $100 to that fund (presumably until John's obsession to find the demon that killed Mary kicked in). Sam gets a scholarship and so doesn't need the money anyway. When Sam asks his dad out of curiosity what happened to the money, they both laugh as John admits that he "spent it on ammo".


** At the end of season 6, [[spoiler:Castiel]] becomes one. [[AGodIAm Or at least that's what he claims.]] He proceeds to take a very active role in managing his new kingdom, [[spoiler:roasting half of Heaven]], killing people all over the world who displease him, and presenting himself as a wrathful but just deity.

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** At the end of season 6, [[spoiler:Castiel]] becomes one. [[AGodIAm [[AGodAmI Or at least that's what he claims.]] He proceeds to take a very active role in managing his new kingdom, [[spoiler:roasting half of Heaven]], killing people all over the world who displease him, and presenting himself as a wrathful but just deity.


* MinionManipulatedIntoVillainy: In season 5, Lucifer convinces Nick, a man overcome with despair after his wife and child were murdered, to become his earthborn vessel. In season 14 it's revealed that Lucifer ordered one of his demons, Abraxas, to target his family to get Nick in the right state of mind to agree to the archangel's offer. However, in spite of this revelation, by this point Nick is so fraught with StockholmSyndrome that he ''still'' continues to search for Lucifer and serve him.

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* MinionManipulatedIntoVillainy: In season 5, Lucifer convinces Nick, a man overcome with despair after his wife and child were murdered, to become his earthborn vessel. In This seems random until in season 14 it's revealed that Lucifer ordered one of his demons, Abraxas, to target his family to get Nick in the right state of mind to agree to the archangel's offer. However, in spite of this revelation, by this point Nick is so fraught with StockholmSyndrome that he ''still'' continues to search for Lucifer and serve him.

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* MinionManipulatedIntoVillainy: In season 5, Lucifer convinces Nick, a man overcome with despair after his wife and child were murdered, to become his earthborn vessel. In season 14 it's revealed that Lucifer ordered one of his demons, Abraxas, to target his family to get Nick in the right state of mind to agree to the archangel's offer. However, in spite of this revelation, by this point Nick is so fraught with StockholmSyndrome that he ''still'' continues to search for Lucifer and serve him.

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* PurgatoryAndLimbo: Purgatory is AnotherDimension which serves as an afterlife for all the setting's monsters and a prison for SealedEvilInACan such as the [[HumanoidAbomination Leviathans]] and Eve, the [[MonsterProgenitor Mother of All]]. It's an endless, mistbound forest where all souls are fated to perpetually prey on one another. It's "vast, underutilized, and hell-adjacent", according to Crowley.

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* OrderedToDie: Dick Roman, leader of the Leviathan monster race, orders a minion who failed him to ''[[{{Autocannibalism}} eat himself]]''. Since they have a built-in HealingFactor, this is a ridiculously cruel punishment even by the standards of other {{Bad Boss}}es featured in the show.


* AMagicContractComesWithAKiss: This is how you make a [[DealWithTheDevil deal]] with a demon. And no, it's not always with an attractive woman.

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* AMagicContractComesWithAKiss: AMagicContractComesWithAKiss:
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This is how you make a [[DealWithTheDevil deal]] with a demon. And no, it's not always with an attractive woman.



-->'''Bobby:''' Why'd you have to take a picture!?
-->'''Crowley:''' Why'd you have to use tongue?

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-->'''Bobby:''' --->'''Bobby:''' Why'd you have to take a picture!?
-->'''Crowley:'''
picture!?\\
'''Crowley:'''
Why'd you have to use tongue?



* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Lucifer, after being [[spoiler:shot in the ''head'' by the ''Colt'', the series until-then kill-everything weapon]], crumples to the ground...before taking a deep breath and staring back up at Dean.
-->'''Lucifer''': ''Ooooowwwwwww!''

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Lucifer, after being [[spoiler:shot in the ''head'' by the ''Colt'', the series until-then kill-everything weapon]], crumples to the ground... before taking a deep breath and staring back up at Dean.
-->'''Lucifer''': -->'''Lucifer:''' ''Ooooowwwwwww!''



---> Dean: Assbutt?
---> Castiel: He'll be back, and upset, but you got your five minutes.
---> Lucifer: Castiel...did you just Molotov my brother with holy fire?
---> Castiel: Umm... [[BlatantLies no]].

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---> Dean: Assbutt?
---> Castiel:
--->'''Dean:''' Assbutt?\\
'''Castiel:'''
He'll be back, and upset, but you got your five minutes.
---> Lucifer: Castiel...
minutes.\\
'''Lucifer:''' Castiel...
did you just Molotov my brother with holy fire?
---> Castiel:
fire?\\
'''Castiel:'''
Umm... [[BlatantLies no]].



--> '''Nick's "wife"''': I'm an angel. My name is Lucifer.

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--> '''Nick's "wife"''': -->'''Nick's "wife":''' I'm an angel. My name is Lucifer.



** Sam and Dean are unable to kill Abaddon so instead they [[spoiler:dismember her and bury the pieces]]. Later when they find out about the final trial to shut hell they decide to use her as a test subject. [[spoiler:She gets loose while they're on the phone with [[EvilGloating Crowley]] ]]

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** Sam and Dean are unable to kill Abaddon so instead they [[spoiler:dismember her and bury the pieces]]. Later when they find out about the final trial to shut hell they decide to use her as a test subject. [[spoiler:She gets loose while they're on the phone with [[EvilGloating Crowley]] ]]Crowley.]]]]



-->'''Dean:''' Of course I peed myself. Man gets hit by a car, you think he has full control over his bladder? Come on!

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-->'''Dean:''' --->'''Dean:''' Of course I peed myself. Man gets hit by a car, you think he has full control over his bladder? Come on!



---> '''Dean''': …the truck stop waitress with the bizarre rash…

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---> '''Dean''': …the --->'''Dean:''' The truck stop waitress with the bizarre rash…rash...



---> '''Sam''': Martin is a great hunter.
---> '''Dean''': Was... until Albuquerque.

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---> '''Sam''': --->'''Sam:''' Martin is a great hunter.
---> '''Dean''':
hunter.\\
'''Dean:'''
Was... until Albuquerque.



---> '''Dean''': How does porn kill a guy?
---> '''Sam''': You probably don't want to know.
--> ''And Later...''
---> '''Dean''': Hey, got the porn. Just in time, too.
---> '''Sam''': What was he doing?
---> '''Dean''': Uh, like you said; you don't wanna know.

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---> '''Dean''': --->'''Dean:''' How does porn kill a guy?
---> '''Sam''':
guy?\\
'''Sam:'''
You probably don't want to know.
--> ''And Later...''
---> '''Dean''':
know.\\
''[later]''\\
'''Dean:'''
Hey, got the porn. Just in time, too.
---> '''Sam''':
too.\\
'''Sam:'''
What was he doing?
---> '''Dean''':
doing?\\
'''Dean:'''
Uh, like you said; you don't wanna know.



--->'''[[spoiler:Castiel]]'': I'm your new God, a better one. So you ''will'' bow down, and profess your love, unto me your Lord, or I shall destroy you.

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--->'''[[spoiler:Castiel]]'': --->'''[[spoiler:Castiel:]]'' I'm your new God, a better one. So you ''will'' bow down, and profess your love, unto me your Lord, or I shall destroy you.



* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: This happens in-universe thanks to Chuck's books. The guys aren't exactly thrilled when they realize what "SlashFic" means.
-->Dean: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wz2KWCixtE&feature=related What's a slash fan?]]

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* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs:
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This happens in-universe thanks to Chuck's books. The guys aren't exactly thrilled when they realize what "SlashFic" means.
-->Dean: --->'''Dean:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wz2KWCixtE&feature=related What's a slash fan?]]



-->Dean: They do know that we're brothers, right?
-->Sam: Doesn't seem to matter.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Sam and Dean have both aged mentally several decades beyond their physical ages. Dean spent around 40 years in Hell, which means that he's mentally in his early 60s. Sam spent over a hundred years in Lucifer's Cage (it's not explicitly stated how long though). This is not touched on much in the series.

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-->Dean: --->'''Dean:''' They do know that we're brothers, right?
-->Sam:
right?\\
'''Sam:'''
Doesn't seem to matter.
* OlderThanTheyLook: OlderThanTheyLook:
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Sam and Dean have both aged mentally several decades beyond their physical ages. Dean spent around 40 years in Hell, which means that he's mentally in his early 60s. Sam spent over a hundred years in Lucifer's Cage (it's not explicitly stated how long though). This is not touched on much in the series.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They are. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Monster Movie'', where they encounter an apparently typical Bram Stoker Dracula and are completely baffled. The really funny part is that the witnesses immediately identify it as a vampire, whereas this would probably not be the case with an actual vampire. Also, in Season 13, the alternate earth's vampires have regressed into a more feral, bestial state and [[LooksLikeOrlok Look Like Orlok]] because [[spoiler: the angels]] have slaughtered most of humanity and the vampires are starved of prey as a result.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They are. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Monster Movie'', where they encounter an apparently typical Bram Stoker Dracula and are completely baffled. The really funny part is that the witnesses immediately identify it as a vampire, whereas this would probably not be the case with an actual vampire. Also, in Season 13, the alternate earth's vampires have regressed into a more feral, bestial state and [[LooksLikeOrlok Look Like Orlok]] because [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the angels]] have slaughtered most of humanity and the vampires are starved of prey as a result.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The series has examples of most of the subtropes, with no consistent portrayal of zombies as a whole. There's a RevenantZombie in season 2 who was brought back by a friend [[{{Necromantic}} because he was still in love with her after she died]]. As he used dark magic to resurrect her she naturally CameBackWrong and had to be nailed back into her grave. People infected by the Croatoan virus are {{Technically Living|Zombie}} {{Plague Zombie}}s who would [[ZombieApocalypse turn the planet into zombie land]] if Hell's plan succeeded. [[TheGrimReaper Death]] also resurrects a bunch of people from their graves in season 5 on Lucifer's orders, who seem fine at first and like typical revenants until they turn, where at first they slowly lose their consciousness and then gain a taste for human flesh. One of them, [[spoiler: Bobby Singer's wife]], also states that [[spoiler: she]] cannot sleep.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The series has examples of most of the subtropes, with no consistent portrayal of zombies as a whole. There's a RevenantZombie in season 2 who was brought back by a friend [[{{Necromantic}} because he was still in love with her after she died]]. As he used dark magic to resurrect her she naturally CameBackWrong and had to be nailed back into her grave. People infected by the Croatoan virus are {{Technically Living|Zombie}} {{Plague Zombie}}s who would [[ZombieApocalypse turn the planet into zombie land]] if Hell's plan succeeded. [[TheGrimReaper Death]] also resurrects a bunch of people from their graves in season 5 on Lucifer's orders, who seem fine at first and like typical revenants until they turn, where at first they slowly lose their consciousness and then gain a taste for human flesh. One of them, [[spoiler: Bobby [[spoiler:Bobby Singer's wife]], also states that [[spoiler: she]] [[spoiler:she]] cannot sleep.



-->'''Meg:''' Lucifer is the Father of our race. Our Creator. Your God may be a deadbeat, but mine... mine walks the Earth.

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-->'''Meg:''' --->'''Meg:''' Lucifer is the Father of our race. Our Creator. Your God may be a deadbeat, but mine... mine walks the Earth.



-->Dean: They do realize we're brothers, right?

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-->Dean: --->'''Dean:''' They do realize we're brothers, right?



-->'''Sam''': There's another way.
-->[[spoiler:'''Adam''']]: Great. What is it?
-->'''Dean''': (''sarcastically'') Well, we're working on the Power of Love.
-->[[spoiler:'''Adam''']]: How's that going?
-->'''Dean''': Not good.

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-->'''Sam''': -->'''Sam:''' There's another way.
-->[[spoiler:'''Adam''']]:
way.\\
[[spoiler:'''Adam:''']]
Great. What is it?
-->'''Dean''': (''sarcastically'')
it?\\
'''Dean:''' ''[sarcastically]''
Well, we're working on the Power of Love.
-->[[spoiler:'''Adam''']]:
Love.\\
[[spoiler:'''Adam:''']]
How's that going?
-->'''Dean''':
going?\\
'''Dean:'''
Not good.



--> '''Dean''': Well, this is it.
--> '''Sam''': This is what?
--> '''Dean''': Team Free Will. One ex-blood junkie, one dropout with six bucks to his name, and Mr. Comatose over there. Awesome.

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--> '''Dean''': -->'''Dean:''' Well, this is it.
--> '''Sam''':
it.\\
'''Sam:'''
This is what?
--> '''Dean''':
what?\\
'''Dean:'''
Team Free Will. One ex-blood junkie, one dropout with six bucks to his name, and Mr. Comatose over there. Awesome.



* TheProblemWithFightingDeath: Discussed. To stop Lucifer, Dean tries to kill Death, unaware that he could've gotten what he wanted without killing him, as they both had a common interest in stopping the "bratty child". Dean assumes that Death would be angry at this, but it turns out the problem with a human fighting Death is that the human just ''doesn't matter''.
-->'''Death:''' You have an inflated sense of your importance. To a thing like me, a thing like you, well...Think how you'd feel if a bacterium sat at your table and started to get snarky. [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet This is one little planet in one tiny solar system in a galaxy that's barely out of its diapers.]] I'm old, Dean. [[TimeAbyss Very old]]. So I invite you to contemplate how insignificant I find you.

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* TheProblemWithFightingDeath: TheProblemWithFightingDeath:
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Discussed. To stop Lucifer, Dean tries to kill Death, unaware that he could've gotten what he wanted without killing him, as they both had a common interest in stopping the "bratty child". Dean assumes that Death would be angry at this, but it turns out the problem with a human fighting Death is that the human just ''doesn't matter''.
-->'''Death:''' --->'''Death:''' You have an inflated sense of your importance. To a thing like me, a thing like you, well...Think how you'd feel if a bacterium sat at your table and started to get snarky. [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet This is one little planet in one tiny solar system in a galaxy that's barely out of its diapers.]] I'm old, Dean. [[TimeAbyss Very old]]. So I invite you to contemplate how insignificant I find you.

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* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist:
** In the season 4 finale, as explained to Dean by Zachariah, it's revealed that Heaven has allowed the Apocalypse to unfold because they desperately want to defeat Lucifer and his demons and finally create paradise on Earth. However, while Zachariah's boss the ArchangelMichael is a genuine WellIntentionedExtremist who believes it is his destiny to slay his brother, Zachariah himself doesn't give a damn about any cosmic plans and is only going along with it to further his own advancement in the angel hierarchy while ''feigning'' good intentions.
** The British Men of Letters in season 12. Their original purpose was to simply research the paranormal and pass that knowledge on to hunters who would kill any threats to humanity. After the American chapter was wiped out by demons, the British Men of Letters was determined to avoid the same fate. So they made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the King of Hell]] that he could make demon deals for souls as long as demons never attacked the island and they began [[VanHelsingHateCrimes killing all monsters whether they were harming humans or not]]. 50 years later they got tired of watching the American hunters, who by now had never even heard of the Men of Letters, flounder on their own, so the British Men of Letters invaded, tried to force their system on the entire US hunter network, and when it was forcefully rebuked as far too brutal, they decide [[MurderIsTheBestSolution to eliminate the American hunters.]] Over the year the British chapter was in the US, they murdered as many, if not more, humans than the monsters, including murdering the very hunters they were meant to help!

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** Castiel was initially using the human Jimmy Novak as his angelic host. However, Jimmy's fate is left ambiguous after Castiel is killed off and brought BackFromTheDead several times, but it's eventually confirmed that Jimmy's soul was sent to Heaven after Castiel's first death at the Archangel Raphael's hands. This means that for most of the series, Castiel has been occupying an otherwise lifeless body.

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* PossessingADeadBody:
** In season 4, the demon Ruby took to possessing a human body that was technically dead after Sam objected to her using a living person's. The woman in question was comatose and had just been removed from life support before she moved in.
** In the final episode of season 4, it's also shown that decades earlier the demon Azazel murdered a convent of nuns so that Lucifer could use one of their dead bodies to talk to him from his prison.


* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They are. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Monster Movie'', where they encounter an apparently typical Bram Stoker Dracula and are completely baffled. The really funny part is that the witnesses immediately identify it as a vampire, whereas this would probably not be the case with an actual vampire.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They are. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Monster Movie'', where they encounter an apparently typical Bram Stoker Dracula and are completely baffled. The really funny part is that the witnesses immediately identify it as a vampire, whereas this would probably not be the case with an actual vampire. Also, in Season 13, the alternate earth's vampires have regressed into a more feral, bestial state and [[LooksLikeOrlok Look Like Orlok]] because [[spoiler: the angels]] have slaughtered most of humanity and the vampires are starved of prey as a result.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The series has examples of most of the subtropes, with no consistent portrayal of zombies as a whole. There's a RevenantZombie in season 2 who was brought back by a friend [[{{Necromantic}} because he was still in love with her after she died]]. As he used dark magic to resurrect her she naturally CameBackWrong and had to be nailed back into her grave. People infected by the Croatoan virus are {{Technically Living|Zombie}} {{Plague Zombie}}s who would [[ZombieApocalypse turn the planet into zombie land]] if Hell's plan succeeded. [[TheGrimReaper Death]] also resurrects a bunch of people from their graves in season 5 on Lucifer's orders, who seem fine at first and typical revenants until they turn into they lose their consciousness and gain a taste for human flesh.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The series has examples of most of the subtropes, with no consistent portrayal of zombies as a whole. There's a RevenantZombie in season 2 who was brought back by a friend [[{{Necromantic}} because he was still in love with her after she died]]. As he used dark magic to resurrect her she naturally CameBackWrong and had to be nailed back into her grave. People infected by the Croatoan virus are {{Technically Living|Zombie}} {{Plague Zombie}}s who would [[ZombieApocalypse turn the planet into zombie land]] if Hell's plan succeeded. [[TheGrimReaper Death]] also resurrects a bunch of people from their graves in season 5 on Lucifer's orders, who seem fine at first and like typical revenants until they turn into turn, where at first they slowly lose their consciousness and then gain a taste for human flesh.flesh. One of them, [[spoiler: Bobby Singer's wife]], also states that [[spoiler: she]] cannot sleep.


** Cain, who is one of or possibly the first demon, was transformed by the Mark of Cain, which was bestowed by Lucifer and isn't actually God's curse as in the bible: the power that transformed him into a demon comes from [[spoiler:God's sister, who is roughly speaking the gnostic demiurge.]]

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** Cain, who is one of or possibly the first demon, was transformed by the Mark of Cain, which was bestowed by Lucifer and isn't actually God's curse as in the bible: the power that transformed him into a demon comes from [[spoiler:God's sister, who is roughly speaking the gnostic demiurge.]]]] The Mark of Cain is also what corrupted Lucifer in the first place, as God gave it to Lucifer because he thought the latter could handle its power, it then corrupted the archangel and he was originally going to give it to Abel (who thought he was talking to God but wasn't) before Cain offered to trade places with Abel and let his brother go to heaven, which the devil accepted on the terms that Cain was to be the one who killed his brother.


** Cain, who is one of or possibly the first demon, was transformed by the mark of Cain, which was bestowed by the judeo-christian god but isn't actually god's curse as in the bible: the power that transformed him into a demon comes from [[spoiler:God's sister, who is roughly speaking the gnostic demiurge.]]

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** Cain, who is one of or possibly the first demon, was transformed by the mark Mark of Cain, which was bestowed by the judeo-christian god but Lucifer and isn't actually god's God's curse as in the bible: the power that transformed him into a demon comes from [[spoiler:God's sister, who is roughly speaking the gnostic demiurge.]]

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