Hunters in Supernatural
Bela: Being a hunter is so much more noble? A bunch of obsessed, revenge-driven sociopaths trying to save a world that can't be saved?
Dean: Well, aren't you a glass half-full?
Hunters in Supernatural are humans who have decided to protect unaware, normal people from supernatural beings, such as ghosts, vampires, and demons. They have usually lost someone close to them to a supernatural being, but in some cases they were raised in a hunting family. Most have a nomadic lifestyle, but they have a network to pass along information and have hangouts like Harvelle's Roadhouse in Nebraska. They find cases by searching newspapers and the internet for abnormal events and patterns which suggest a supernatural etiology.
- Action Girl: Female hunters, not male ones.
- The Alcoholic: Many of them turn to drinking when they find it hard to deal with their Dark and Troubled Past and the stresses of hunting.
- Badass Normal: Sort of a requirement. You do need to be able to fight and kill monsters after all.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Samuel Colt and Elliott Ness were both hunters.
- Crazy-Prepared: Most hunters are portrayed as having extensive armories, including guns, knifes, silver, iron, holy water, hex bags, and, of course, salt.Rufus: Bobby, do you have a cranial saw in the car?Bobby: Of course.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Almost every hunter is motivated by grief or vengeance for a lost loved one, like the Winchesters by Mary, Bobby by Karen, Jo by Bill, Gordon by his sister, etc.
- Averted by the occasional hunter group who primarily investigate reported supernatural phenomena to sate their own curiosity of the paranormal, such as the Ghostfacers and Mystery Inc. Yes, THAT Mystery Inc. Also averted by Eliot Ness, who reacts with confusion when Dean automatically assumes he has lost a loved one to some kind of creature. Turns out he just discovered supernatural creatures exist one day and that they kill people, so he decided that killing them back was the right thing to do.
- Dude, Where's My Reward?: Hunters do not generally get paid or recognized for their work, since the public is largely unaware of what they do.
- Fantastic Racism: Towards all supernatural beings. It's partially justified, seeing as how most of the creatures encountered on the show are evil, but even when they come across a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, a hunter is more likely to shoot first, ask questions never.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Sometimes, particularly with Gordon.
- Hero of Another Story: All hunters besides the main characters, Sam and Dean, have awesome adventures we never find out about.
- Martyrdom Culture: Their job is lonely, emotionally and physically destructive, and doesn't have much of a retirement package. As Bobby bluntly put it, the average death for a hunter is getting their guts ripped out at age 30. The alternative? Outliving what friends you still had and probably ending up in a sanitarium.
- Smart People Know Latin: Most hunters are able to recite Latin incantations and exorcisms off the tops of their heads. Some are able to study ancient texts in Latin and other languages.
- Vampire Hunter: Any of them that encounters vampires.
- Viking Funeral: A hunter's funeral consists of burning the body on a pyre to prevent them from Coming Back Wrong.
- Wall of Weapons: Most hunters have one of these in some form or other.
- Who You Gonna Call?
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Even the worst hunters are just trying to do their jobs to exterminate evil and save as many lives as possible.
For Missouri Mosely, Pastor Jim Murphy, and Pamela Barnes see the Mediums and Psychics page.
For the mystery-hunting Mystery Inc (aka The Scooby Gang), see the Other Alternate Realities page.
Portrayed by Terence Kelly and Andy Nez
First appears in "Dead Man's Blood" (S01, E20)
Daniel is a hunter who lives in Manning, Colorado. He helped train John Winchester in hunting, but the two eventually parted on bad terms. Daniel also owned the Colt, which is able to kill almost any supernatural creature in one shot. He was killed by a pack of vampires in 2006.
- Ancestral Weapon: It is likely that the saloon owner Elkins in Sunrise, Wyoming in 1861, came in possession of the Colt and it was passed down in the family.
- Killed Off for Real: In October of 2006. Dies in the teaser of the episode in which he's introduced.
- Vampire Hunter: He specialized in hunting vampires, alongside a few other hunters, and was so good at it that they were thought to be extinct by the time he retired.
Portrayed by Josh Blacker
First appears in "Salvation" (S01, E21)
Caleb is a hunter who supplies weapons to other hunters and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is murdered by Meg in November 2006.
- Arms Dealer: Said to supply John Winchester with munitions in "Asylum" (S01, E10).
- Badass in Distress: Gets captured by Meg in "Salvation".
- Dies Wide Open
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Ditto with Pastor Jim.
- Honorary Uncle: Jo refers to him as Uncle Caleb in her journal/blog.
- Killed Off for Real: Meg slashes his throat in "Salvation".
- Sacrificial Lamb
- Slashed Throat: How Meg kills him.
- Who You Gonna Call?: Dean calls him to get information about the daevas in "Shadow" (S01, E16).
Robert Steven "Bobby" Singer
Portrayed by Jim Beaver
First appears in "Devil's Trap" (S01, E22)
Bobby is a hunter who lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who entered the world of hunting after his wife was possessed by a demon. He acts as a father figure to Sam and Dean, having taken care of them many times while their father was off hunting. He is a major part of the hunting community, running multiple phone lines and operations out of his house/salvage yard, where he offers safe haven and advice to other hunters. His library and knowledge about the supernatural is unmatched. He is shot and killed by Dick Roman in 2012, but lingers as a ghost for a short time before asking to be put to rest when he fears becoming a vengeful spirit.
- Abusive Parents: His father was a drunk asshole who smacked his mom around.
- A Death in the Limelight: "Death's Door" shows Bobby's backstory, where he shot his father, an abusive alcoholic. Then Bobby passes away himself.
- Ambiguously Bi: He did use tongue with Crowley, Though we're told this by Crowley, who may have just been needling him. He also says at one point "Did you know my first girlfriend turned out to be a--". In context, though, she could very well have been a monster.
- Arc Words: "You break everything you touch."
- Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Went from Hell straight to Heaven in Season 8 as part of the second trial for Sam.
- Back from the Dead: Courtesy of a "new-and-improved" Castiel in "Swan Song". He later gets shot dead by Dick Roman.
- Badass Bookworm: Sam is great at research, but Bobby can run circles around anyone when it comes to finding answers. Helps that over the years he's amassed a very impressive collection of books on the supernatural to stock in his library.
- Big Good: Always was and always will be.
- Book Smart: Despite being a junk dealer, he has an enormous well of knowledge and can read texts in multiple languages.
- Breakout Character: Bobby appeared in one episode in the first season as a stand-in for Missouri Mosely. He proved so popular that he appeared in five episodes in the next season and became the third main character alongside the Winchesters for the next four seasons. Even after he was killed in Season 7, his popularity has caused the writers to work in ways for him to still make an appearance every season afterwards, allowing him to continue to hold the distinction of being the only other character aside from Sam and Dean to appear in every season of the series.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Bobby gets one against the memory of his dead father in "Death's Door".
- "Idjits." Also his last words.
- He also uses "Balls!" as his go-to expletive.
- The Confidant: Sam, Dean, and occasionally Castiel often confide things in Bobby that they don't tell the others.
- Cool Old Guy: The oldest-looking of the main cast.
- Crazy-Prepared: He slips all his guests holy water in case they're demons and he made and hid copies of all his irreplaceable books, just in case they were ever destroyed. Bobby lampshades this in "Let It Bleed" by calling himself a "paranoid bastard". Taken to an insane degree when he traps a Reaper in "Death's Door" with ingredients found in his memories.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Weekend at Bobby's".
- Deadpan Snarker: Temporarily becomes a Disabled Snarker in Season 5.
- Deal with the Devil: Crowley coaxes him into making one at the end of "The Devil You Know" to magically locate Death. When Crowley reneges on his promise of immediately returning Bobby's soul, Mr. Singer beats him at his own game and forces him to break the contract in "Weekend at Bobby's".
- Dying Moment of Awesome: "Death's Door" focuses on Bobby fighting his way out of a coma to pass on information about the leviathans.
- Good Is Not Nice: A grumpy, irritable alcoholic, but unquestionably a good guy.
- Grumpy Old Man: Bobby's curmudgeonly personality mostly comes off charming, unless the situation is very serious.
- Handicapped Badass: In Season 5. He gets better.
- He's Back!: Confirmed by Beaver himself on Twitter. Later turned out to have been a form of Lying Creator since it technically wasn't the real Bobby, just a vision of him.
- Honorary Uncle: In a flashback in "A Very Supernatural Christmas", young Sam calls him "Uncle Bobby".
- I Am Not My Father: He refused to have children of his own because he was afraid that he would abuse them the way he himself was abused.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As much as he may snap at the boys, and he may not be very friendly to Castiel at times, it's obvious that behind that gruff exterior, he adores Sam and Dean. Hell, he treats them better than their own father did, and tells them when they're in the wrong.
- Killed Off for Real: He dies of a headshot wound mid-Season 7. His ghost hung around for awhile, but moved on in the finale when he started turning into a vengeful spirit. Not that it's stopped him from still appearing Once a Season through the afterlife (although in Season 9 he was a hallucination). This doesn't apply in the post-apocalyptic universe, though, where he's still alive.
- Kill the Ones You Love: Poor Bobby goes through this on a fairly regular basis: he first got into hunting after being forced to murder his demonically-possessed wife. Then she came back as a zombie whom he eventually had to kill again. Then he himself is possessed and forced to kill his estranged best friend.
- Mister Exposition: Admire the man's dedication: you can't stop him from passing on information related to your Evil Plan even if you put him in a coma.
- My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction upon realizing he's becoming a vengeful spirit and almost killed Sam.
- Only Sane Man: He's the only character who can take a step back and see the bigger picture. Up to a certain point anyway; he starts to lose his perspective towards the end of Season 4.
- Parental Substitute: Bobby makes it very clear that, to him, Sam and Dean are his boys.
- Papa Wolf: Though technically not their parent, Bobby is willing to go to extreme lengths to protect Sam and Dean, even as going as far as to trap a reaper with his memories. While dying.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Apparently, Bobby gets monthly pedicures.
- The Reliable One: As close as you can get to it in this show, anyway. Bobby almost always comes through for the boys in a pinch and always tells them the truth when they need to hear it.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: His handgun of choice is a Colt Peacemaker. He may just have a fondness for "cowboy" guns, as he also uses a lever-action rifle.
- Self-Made Orphan: As a kid, he shot his abusive father to protect his abused mom, and buried the body behind the shed. His mom was horrified by what he'd done. When an older Bobby remembers this, he remarks, "This is the first time you learn that they never say 'thank you' when you save 'em".
- Signature Headgear: Always wears a trucker cap.
- Smarter Than You Look: Gruff, trucker-hat-wearing Bobby has a folksy drawl, but he also speaks multiple languages, can read cuneiform, owns an extensive lore library and is the boys' go-to guy for deep research.
- Southern-Fried Genius: Don't let the folksy drawl fool you; Bobby is a walking compendium of supernatural lore.
- Spirit Advisor: In the latter half of Season 7, complete with Yoda reference.
- Team Dad: Sam and Dean see him as a father figure.
- Unlikely Hero: Part of Bobby's appeal is that he was so ordinary before the ordeal with his wife. But when the call came, he transformed his life and becomes a strong, brave, and brilliant hero.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Isn't afraid to call out the brothers on their more rash decisions and their moments of Wangst, and does so often.
Portrayed by Samantha Ferris.
First appears in "Everybody Loves A Clown" (S02, E02)
Ellen is a no-nonsense hunter who runs the Roadhouse, a hunter bar in Nebraska. She is a friend of John's and quickly becomes a mother figure to his sons. Although Ellen doesn't want her daughter put in danger by hunting, she eventually becomes Jo's hunting partner to keep an eye on her. Ellen dies in 2009 when she kills herself and a group of hellhounds to clear a path to kill Lucifer.
- Action Mom: Starting in the second season finale.
- Anger Born of Worry: Seems to be her default response to her loved ones risking themselves. Remember the end of "No Exit"? Admittedly, part of her anger was not only that Jo risked her life, but also that she'd gone behind Ellen's back to do it and then got Sam and Dean to lie to her about it.
- Battle Couple: She may have been one with her husband, Bill, before he died. In an alternate universe, she's married to Bobby.
- Boobs of Steel: Work it, Ellen!
- Broken Bird: Averted—Ellen is cautious rather than jaded, despite how hard her life has been.
- Distaff Counterpart: To John and Bobby.
- Drinking Contest: Gets into one with Castiel in "Abandon All Hope...". Suffice it to say, she probably lost.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Her Heroic Sacrifice in "Abandon All Hope...", taking a whole building full of Hellhounds down with her. Too bad it turns out to be for nothing.
- "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: "You can go straight back to Hell, you ugly bitch!"
- Good-Guy Bar: The Roadhouse, a saloon hunters meet to drink and exchange information. It also seems to house homeless hunters; the Harvelles live there along with Ash, and Ellen offers the Winchesters a room and tells a random hunter he'll have to sleep in his car that night when Jo swindles him. Demons burn the place down in the Season 2 finale.
- Good Parents: Even taking into account her (understandable) over-sheltering of her daughter from the Crapsack World they live in, Ellen is one of the best parents in the series, considering the cast's Dysfunction Junction.
- Happily Married: With Bill before his death; when telling Dean about her father, Jo mentions that Ellen would be sour and pissed the second he left and only start smiling again when he came back. She had this with Bobby in "My Heart Will Go On"—a very gruff version of a happy marriage because of the recent death of Rufus, but a happy one nonetheless.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In "Abandon All Hope...", she blows herself up along with a number of Hellhounds to give the boys a shot at killing Lucifer. Too bad the Colt didn't work on Lucifer anyway, making their plan doomed from the start.
- Inelegant Blubbering: Although she'd already been crying at the time, it only turns into this when she realizes Jo has already died, although she still manages to pull herself together long enough to get the job done. It's widely regarded as one of the biggest Tearjerkers in the series; considering how depressing this show is, that's saying something.
- Killed Off for Real: Blows herself up as part of a Senseless Sacrifice in "Abandon All Hope...". She comes back through Time Travel in "My Heart Will Go On", but things return to normal after Balthazar undoes the changes he made.
- Mama Bear: The losses she has gone through in her life have made her protective of Jo as well as Sam and Dean.
- My Beloved Smother: In Jo's opinion, at least, she's a bit overprotective.
- The Not-Love Interest: For all the Jo has Unresolved Sexual Tension with Dean, the most important person in her life is Ellen. Ellen drives much of Jo's story, they become hunting partners, Ellen's the one Jo's most worried about in "Good God Y'All" and Jo dies Ellen's arms after hearing her mother say she loves her
- Put on a Bus: For Seasons 3 and 4. She was supposed to come back for two episodes in the third season, but negotiations fell through with her actress. The Bus Came Back in Season 5.
- Retired Badass: It isn't until the second season finale that she gets back into an active hunting lifestyle.
- Shoot the Hostage: Ellen tries (and fails) to talk her comrades into shooting Jake in "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" when he has her pointing a gun at her own head, ready to shoot, if they do.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Subverted; unlike Jo, Ellen doesn't feel any anger towards Sam and Dean about John because she has had more time to come to terms with Bill's death.
- Taking You with Me: She waits until the hellhounds are breathing down her neck before she blows up both herself and them to stop them from pursuing Sam and Dean and ruining the mission to kill Lucifer as well as to avenge Jo.
- Team Mom: Less explicit than Bobby's Team Dad status, but she does take on a mother-figure role to Sam and Dean.
- Tsundere: What does she do after seeing Dean after three years? Hugs him in relief, then slaps him for not telling her he was alive. Also, Dean is legitimately scared of what she'd do to him if Jo got hurt on his watch.
- Dean: Besides, if I ran off with you I think your mother might kill me.Jo: You're afraid of my mother?Dean: I think so.
- Widow Woman
- Women Are Wiser: Ellen is warmer and better-adjusted than her male counterparts.
Joanna Beth Harvelle
Portrayed by Alona Tal
First appears in "Everybody Loves A Clown" (S02, E02)
Jo is Bill and Ellen Harvelle's daughter. She becomes a hunter to feel connected with her dead dad. Although Jo is seen as the Winchesters' little sister, she has a crush on Dean. She is disemboweled by hellhounds in 2009 while trying to save Dean during the hunt for Lucifer.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Never fit in at college and was constantly told she couldn't/shouldn't be a hunter.
- Backstory: Her online blog revealed what the show didn't get into, like when her dad died, why her mom hates Gordon, and Jo getting involved with a hunter named Rick.
- The Bait: She ends up being this in "No Exit", "Born Under a Bad Sign", and "Abandon All Hope...", setting off Ellen's Mama Bear instincts, especially considering Bill was killed when he played bait on a hunt with John.
- Black Eyes of Evil: In "Good God, Y'All". Actually a subversion, because Jo was never possessed and War was only making it look like she was to incite murder.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: The most common complaint fans had about Jo was that she seemed too immature to be a hunter or Dean's Love Interest. Later episodes tried to fix this.
- Break the Cutie: The kidnapping and her learning more about her father's death in "No Exit" and the entirety of her appearance in "Born Under a Bad Sign".
- Brutal Honesty: She calls 'em like she sees 'em, from quietly admitting Dean won't call her to pointing out to the others that, hello, she's dying.
- Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Justified in her debut due to the circumstances surrounding it: Dean starts to hit on her, but the stress and grief he's dealing with at the time makes it hard for him to follow up on and he stops half-way through with a "never mind". Jo is surprised he's not as sleazy as the other guys who swing by the Roadhouse and develops more respect for him in the process.
- *Click* Hello: When the Winchesters sneak into the Roadhouse for the first time, Jo holds Dean at gun-point while her mom takes care of Sam.Dean: [about the rifle poking him in the back] Please let that be a rifle.
- Cute Bruiser: She may be Just a Kid, but she's still a hunter.
- A Death in the Limelight: "Abandon All Hope..." focuses on her.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Dies in her mom's arms in "Abandon All Hope...".
- Disappeared Dad: He got killed on a hunt with John (who may or may not have killed him to put him out of his suffering when he got horribly wounded) when she was still in pigtails.
- Distressed Damsel: In "Born Under a Bad Sign". In "No Exit" and "Abandon All Hope...", she's a Damsel out of Distress.
- Faux Action Girl: In Season 2. She takes a level in badass by Season 5.
- Fighting Your Friend: The Monster of the Week in "Defending Your Life" forces Jo to try to kill Dean. The worst part is that she's fully aware of what she's doing, but can't stop herself from doing it. Luckily, Sam kills Osiris before Jo kills Dean, so she is able to regain control of herself and offer Dean some comfort before leaving.
- Full-Name Ultimatum: Ellen calls her "Joanna Beth Harvelle" when she's upset with her.
- Gamer Chick: Jo hustles Ed, a hunter, out of his room money playing a hunter arcade game in "Simon Said" (S02, E05).
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: Jo playing with her knife.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted in "Abandon All Hope...": Jo volunteers to stay behind as bait to kill herself and the groups' pursuers, but then she dies of previous injuries before she can pull the trigger, so her mom does it for her. Doubles as a Senseless Sacrifice.
- Hustler: She won a sizable amount of cash from playing poker with hunters.
- Jumped at the Call: In stark contrast to Sam, Mary, and later Dean, Jo has never wanted to do anything other than hunt.
- Killed Mid-Sentence:Ellen: I will always love you, baby.Jo: I...Ellen: ...Honey? Jo?
- Killed Off for Real: Disemboweled by Hellhounds in "Abandon All Hope...". She comes back through Time Travel in "My Heart Will Go On", but things return to normal once Balthazar undoes the changes he made.
- Like Brother and Sister: Her interactions with the Winchesters came off as this to some people, with Jo as their little sister. Lampshaded in "Born Under a Bad Sign" by Sam/Meg. Considering the infamous Incest Subtext between Sam and Dean, one would think that would only make Yaoi Fangirls more wary of Jo, but...
- Love Interest: For Dean.
- Must Not Die a Virgin: Defies it in "Abandon All Hope..." when Dean tries to put the moves on her. Although her sexual history is unknown...Jo: Sweetheart, if this is our last night on Earth, then I'm going to spend it with a little thing I call self-respect.
- Near-Rape Experience: Meg!Sam gets frighteningly close to going through with it in "Born Under a Bad Sign" when he refuses to take the hint and leave. Instead, he knocks her out, ties her up, and taunts her about her father's death before Dean arrives. Sam later turns out to have been possessed by Meg at the time.
- Put on a Bus: Doesn't appear at all in Seasons 3 and 4. The Bus Came Back in Season 5.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Has a falling-out with Sam and Dean after she learns that John had been Bill's partner on his last hunt.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Season 5, thanks to three years of hunting with her mama.
- Tragic Keepsake: She carries her dad's knife with her because she wants to feel close to him, and says she was known as the "freak with the knife collection" at school.
- Unrequited Tragic Maiden: She crushes badly on Dean in Season 2, but she seems to have gotten over it (mostly) by Season 5 before making her Heroic Sacrifice but he still gives her a chaste but romantic goodbye kiss.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: What happened to her hunter boyfriend Rick?
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Despite trying to act like a badass, she starts out with very naive misconceptions about hunting because of drunk hunters making stuff up to try to impress her, which Dean calls her on. By the end of her first hunt in "No Exit", she's considerably shaken up, and admits to Sam that it wasn't how she thought it'd be, but still thinks it's worth it because they saved someone's life. Eric Kripke described her as an enthusiastic, innocent girl who takes a "girl-next-door" approach to hunting.
Portrayed by Chad Lindberg
First appears in "Everybody Loves A Clown" (S02, E02)
Ash is a hunter/computer expert who resides at Ellen's Roadhouse, where he provides tech support and information to fellow hunters. He is killed when demons burn down the Roadhouse in 2007, although he later meets with Sam and Dean in Heaven, where his afterlife is the Roadhouse stoked with endless beer.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Ash may be a genius, but he has lots of quirks.
- Crazy-Prepared: Ash placed a map with notations from his research in a fire proof safe before the demons arrived at the Roadhouse, and he called Ellen to tell her this once he knows he is in trouble.
- Dead Man Writing: Ash left the map, which revealed the large Devil's Trap in Wyoming, in a safe before he died. This information was the reason that the demons burned down the Roadhouse and killed him.
- Erudite Stoner
- Genius Bruiser: Got kicked out of MIT for fighting.
- He Knows Too Much: Ash discovers the YED's plan to open the Devil's Gate, prompting a demon attack on the Roadhouse.
- Killed Off for Real: When the Roadhouse burns down with him in it.
- Killed Offscreen: We hear of his death, but don't see it happen.
- Kill It with Fire: He dies when the Harvelle Roadhouse is burnt to the ground.
- Lost in Transmission: A panicked Ash manages to call Ellen and tells her to look in a secret safe, but he is unable to explain the significance of the map before the call cuts out. By the time Ellen returns, the Roadhouse is in flames.
- Meaningful Name
- Not Too Dead to Save the Day: In "Dark Side of the Moon", when he saves Sam and Dean from getting captured by Zachariah in Heaven.
- An Odd Place to Sleep: Ash is introduced in the series sleeping on a pool table at the Roadhouse.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: justified in that he does have multiple degrees. Well, from the schools he wasn't expelled from before finishing, anyway.
- Only One Name: Only ever called Ash- we never learn his last name, though he's commonly adopted the Harvelle name in fanworks.
- Please Put Some Clothes On: In "Simon Said" (S02, E05).
- Prophetic Names: Given his hunter lifestyle, this could be a reference to Ashley J. Williams of Evil Dead, but it may also refer to the state of his remains after the Roadhouse burns down.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: and just get caught on things when you're trying to tune up your particle accelerator.
- Sophisticated as Hell: He uses Spock Speak interspersed with profanity.
- Southern-Fried Genius: As straight an example as you'll find. Beneath the mullet lies a mind filled to the brim with equations, arcane knowledge, and Lynyrd Skynyrd lyrics.
- We Hardly Knew Ye
Portrayed by Sterling K. Brown
First appears in "Bloodlust" (S02, E03)
Gordon is a vampire hunter who enjoys his job a bit too much and has a extreme black-and-white view of good and evil which boils down to anything supernatural needing to die, even if it's harmless. When he learns of Sam's psychic powers and possible role in the Apocalypse, he becomes obsessed with killing him. He gets turned into a vampire and is beheaded by Sam in 2007.
- Asshole Victim: An Ax-Crazy psychopath big on Fantastic Racism, he is turned into a vampire and then decapitated by Sam in "Fresh Blood".
- Ax-Crazy: Not only is he genocidal, he doesn't mind killing innocent humans either.
- Black-and-White Insanity: Deconstructed, Gordon proudly proclaims this as his philosphy. That way hes never uncertain about anything he believes he has to do. This actually lead to him murdering his own sister because she became a vampire. He doesnt care that these vampires arent hurting anyone.
- Card-Carrying Villain: But only as a vampire, since he refuses to believe that anything that's not human could be good.
- Cassandra Truth: Not quite how he expected, but alright.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Is disturbingly fond of this, as evidenced with Lenore.
- Empowered Badass Normal: After becoming a vampire.
- Evil Counterpart:
- To Dean.
- Semi-invoked when Dean tries to make him into a substitute for John Winchester after the latter dies, not realizing that Gordon is batshit crazy.
- He also bears a lot of resemblance to Bobby Singer. Both got into hunting as a result of being forced to kill a family member who had become a monster, both become a paternal figure to Dean, and both end up becoming monsters themselves and subsequently ultimately accept that they need to be killed.
- Fantastic Racism: If it isn't human, it has to die. He especially hates vampires, though.
- Faux Affably Evil: He's surprisingly polite as long as you're not in his way.
- Foil: First to Dean and John, later to Sam.
- The Fundamentalist: Humans are good. Monsters are bad. That's all there is to it.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Literally, seeing as he's a hunter. Oh, and also an Ax-Crazy genocidal psychopath.
- I Am a Monster: He admits it in "Fresh Blood" and plans to kill himself as soon as he succeeds in killing Sam.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- Let's be honest—if he had killed Sam a few seasons earlier, hundreds, maybe thousands, of people would still be alive.
- Season 6 revealed that he was even right about the vampires that the Winchesters made an enemy out of Gordon to defend. They all (including Lenore) gave into their hunger for humans for one reason or another. Though, to be fair, that was implied to be Eve's corrupting influence on them, at least to an extent.
- Karmic Transformation: He is transformed into the thing he hates most—a vampire.
- Killed Off for Real: Sam cuts off his head in "Fresh Blood."
- Kill the Ones You Love: Gordon reveals he killed his sister after she was turned into a vampire.
- Knight Templar: He believes killing monsters is always justified, even if they aren't hurting anyone. He doesn't mind killing innocent humans either.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: His black-and-white views towards monsters places him squarely in this category, though he firmly believes that he is a Well-Intentioned Extremist.
- Off with His Head!: His favorite method of killing monsters. Also how Sam deals with him.
- Scary Black Man: See Ax-Crazy.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Literally. Just listen to how oddly calm and soothing his voice is while he's torturing Lenore.
- The Stoic: He always keeps a level-headed demeanor.
- Transhuman Treachery: Once he becomes a vampire, he turns his Ax-Crazy towards the very humans he swore to protect.
- Treacherous Advisor: To Jo. The source of Ellen's distrust and dislike from him is because he used her daughter as bait to catch a rawhead. Jo didn't believe it, and secretly kept in contact with him.
- Vampire Hunter: Although he hunts other creatures, he has a particular fixation on vampires and they appear in half of the episodes he does, associating them with Gordon even more strongly. (Though he only appeared in four episodes...)
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: His defining character trait.
Portrayed by Vince Murdocco
Appears in "Born Under A Bad Sign" (S02, Ep14).
A hunter who lived off of Route 71 in Minnesota. While Sam was possessed by Meg, he killed Steve Wandell in his home, causing Wandell's hunter friends to seek revenge for his death.
- Good Parents: Sam finds a letter from his daughter, who is away at college, thanking him for sending her a package including waterproof pajamas.
- Posthumous Character: Introduced as a dead body on the floor of his home in 2007.
- Properly Paranoid: His house is protected by flood lights triggered by a motion sensor, an alarm system, and indoor and outdoor security cameras.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He had many hunter friends, who want to avenge his death.
- Room Full of Crazy: Steve Wandell has drawings of Lucifer, a chart of astrological symbols, newsclippings, weather charts, and diagrams of storms, in a locked closet in his home.
- Slashed Throat
- Wall of Weapons: Keeps his weapons in a locked closet.
Isaac and Tamara
Portrayed by Peter Macon and Caroline Chikezie
First appear in "The Magnificent Seven" (S03, E01)
Isaac and Tamara are married hunters who live near Lincoln, Nebraska. They became hunters after their daughter was murdered by something supernatural, and befriended Bobby at some point. They helped Bobby, Sam, and Dean fight the Seven Deadly Sins, but Isaac was killed and possessed by them.
- Battle Couple
- Berserk Button: For both Isaac and Tamara, threatening the other is enough to set them off.
- Boyish Short Hair: Tamara's do is a lot more sensible for asskicking than some of the other ladies' on the show.
- Dead Person Impersonation: Wrath possesses Isaac's corpse to mess with Tamara.
- Driven to Suicide: Isaac, after getting mind-raped by the Seven Deadly Sins.
- The Family That Slays Together: Lampshaded by Isaac.
- Forced to Watch: The Sins hold a helpless, screaming Tamara still as she watches her Mind Raped husband chug drain cleaner and cough up his liquefied organs.
- Iron Woobie: Tamara
- Killed Off for Real: Isaac is forced to kill himself by the Seven Deadly Sins.
- Mind Rape: Isaac is forced by Gluttony to kill himself.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Their daughter's death serves as their motivation for becoming hunters.
- Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Wrath, possessing Isaac, gives one to Tamara when he blamed her for their daughter's death.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Isaac is killed and we never see Tamara again after their debut episode.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Isaac criticizes and refuses to work with Sam and Dean due to their failure in stopping the Devil's Gate from opening.
Portrayed by Michael Massee
First appears in "Bad Day At Black Rock" (S03, E03)
Kubrick is a religious hunter who is friends with Gordon and joins him on his mission to kill Sam Winchester. He is killed by Gordon, who got turned into a vampire.
- And Show It to You: Courtesy of Gordon.
- Asshole Victim: The first victim of Gordon after Gordon becomes a vampire.
- Ax-Crazy: Even Gordon seems frightened by him.
- Insane Troll Logic: Kubrick takes everything as a sign from God. Even Gordon gets a little freaked out by his reasoning, but works with him because he needs the help.
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by Gordon.
- Knight Templar: Believes killing Sam is right and his God-ordained mission.
- Religious Bruiser: The bumper stickers on his RV include "How would Jesus drive?", "Don't make me come down there - God", and "Bethlehem or Bust".
Portrayed by Marty Papazian
First appears in "Sin City" (S03, E04)
Richie is a sleazy hunter who met Dean when he saved Richie from a succubus. He runs into the Winchesters in Elizabethville, Ohio, where he is murdered by a demon.
- Casanova Wannabe
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by a demon in his first appearance.
- Mauve Shirt
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character
- Too Dumb to Live: Great idea, Richie, following the hot girl into a basement while hunting demons. At least he started to pull out a knife when he realized something was wrong.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Is killed by a demon in his first appearance
Portrayed by Steven Williams
First appears in "Time Is On My Side" (S03, E15)
Rufus is a hunter who lives in Canaan, Vermont. He met Bobby when he exorcised Bobby's wife, which resulted in her death. They two of them then became a hunting team until an botched job in Omaha led to them becoming estranged. Rufus briefly retired, but returned to hunting to help stop the Apocalypse, eventually mending his relationship with Bobby. He is killed in 2011 by Bobby, who was possessed by a Khan Worm.
- All a Part of the Job: Rufus gives this kind of speech to Dean, by way of pointing out that regardless of whether or not Dean gets out of his crossroads deal, his best hope is to end up like Rufus (i.e., bitter, secluded and alone, but alive rather than dead). He got killed off three seasons later, by the way.
- Cool Old Guy: "What? What am I, a heathen? I know what Craig is."
- Dead Person Conversation: In "Death's Door", a memory (or possibly more) of Rufus helps Bobby out as he struggles to stay ahead of a Reaper while in a coma.
- Expy: Intentional or not, Rufus is Creighton Duke, another that character Steven Williams played with similar character mannerisms.
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by the Khan Worm in Season 6.
- Magical Negro: Not in that he had powers beyond being a (formerly) retired hunter, but in that he had a ridiculous amount of helpful connections who helped him to do everything from digging up Bela's dirty past to not only digging up intel on Crowley and his human life, but finding out that he had a son, what happened to said son, and where the artifact Bobby could use to summon said son's ghost was...and then successfully stealing it and hiding it from the police. Justified on the connections and knowledge part: all of the older generation of hunters seem to be crazy prepared (see: Bobby) and extremely well connected (see: Ellen) simply by virtue of having been in the job for some years and if they weren't, they'd be dead. Somewhat averted in that his motivations weren't really selfless as much as utilitarian.
- Noodle Incident:
Bobby: (on the phone) Suck dirt and die, Rufus. You call me again, I'll kill ya. (hangs up)Dean: What's up with Rufus?Bobby: He knows.
- With Bobby.
- In "And Then There Were None", Bobby says that he and Rufus used to be as close as Sam and Dean until something happened in Omaha. No real details are given, except that Rufus lost "her" and that both he and Bobby agree that Bobby is to blame for whatever went down and Rufus has no intention of ever forgiving Bobby.
- If canon, Bobby Singer's Guide to Hunting reveals that when Rufus and Bobby were on a hunt happening in Omaha, Bobby called Rufus's daughter for serve as their lookout or driver — only for the monster to kill her. Rufus blamed Bobby for involving his little girl, and Bobby let him.
- Police Brutality: At one point in "Weekend at Bobby's", Rufus is heard over Bobby's phone, shouting, "That is excessive force, officer! I know my rights!"
- Twofer Token Minority: Black and Jewish.
Portrayed by Jon Gries
First appears in "Sam, Interrupted" (S05, E11)
Martin is a hunter who was old friends with John Winchester, but went crazy after a hunt and entered a mental asylum in Ketchum, Oklahoma. After Sam and Dean helped him stop a wraith killing patients there, he eventually checked out and returned to hunting. He is killed in 2012 by the vampire Benny after becoming convinced that he is a threat.
- Back for the Dead: In "Citizen Fang" (S08, E09).
- Back in the Saddle: He gets out of the mental hospital and starts tailing Benny at Sam's request by "Citizen Fang". Dean does not approve, and points out that Martin is hardly in a fit state for hunting again.
- Cryptic Background Reference: Sam and Dean seem to know what happened in Albuquerque which lead Martin to voluntarily commit himself, but it is never discussed.
- Fallen Hero: He saved the life of John Winchester, but entered a mental asylum after something went wrong in Albuquerque.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Not believing in Benny's innocence, Martin tries to kill him, but only gets himself killed when Benny rips his throat out—because Martin had earlier triggered the vampire's blood-lust and provoked the Papa Wolf too far at the same time by cutting Benny's great-great-granddaughter's neck.
- Insane Equals Violent: Averted in his debut, where he was presented as timid to the point of being terrified of joining in on a hunt, but played straight in his second episode, where he was a lot more twitchy and aggressive.
- Noodle Incident: Exactly what happened in Albuquerque to drive Martin off his rockers?
- Retired Badass: In "Sam Interrupted".
- Sanity Slippage: Went insane prior to his first appearance.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: His attempt to kill Benny.
Roy and Walt
Portrayed by Kerry van der Griend (Roy) and Nels Lennarson (Walt)
First appears in "Dark Side of the Moon" (S05, E16)
Roy and Walt are a pair of hunters Dean knew in the past who are angry about the Winchesters' involvement in the Apocalypse.
- Back for the Dead: Walt in "All Along the Watchtower".
- The Bus Came Back: The two return in the Season 12 finale as two of the American hunters recruited to fight against the British Men of Letters.
- Easily Forgiven: Despite having killed Sam and Dean, the four are on friendly terms by Season 12, fitting, considering that they have bigger fish to fry.
- Karmic Death: If one wants to become technical, Walt is technically this. He is the one who ultimately kills both Sam and Dean, since Roy hesitates. In Season 12 finale, Walt dies, while Roy survives.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Obviously named after Roy and Walt Disney.
- Those Two Guys: Always seen together. Well, at least until Walt dies.
Portrayed by Sam Hennings
First appears in "Frontierland" (S06, E18)
Samuel Colt is a legendary hunter who forged the Colt, a gun that can kill almost any supernatural creature. He is met by Sam Winchester when he and Dean traveled back in time to kill a phoenix and recover its ashes.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Hence his being on this page.
- Benevolent Precursors: He forged a gun capable of killing demons in 1835 and built a massive powerful Demon's Trap to protect the Hell Gate in southern Wyoming.
- Crazy-Prepared: Built a 100 square mile Devil's Trap out of five churches and a private railroad to protect a Hell Gate in Southern Wyoming.
- Famed In-Story: As in real life.
- Retired Gunslinger: He can still put down demons pretty quickly though.
- Seen It All: "When you've done this job as long as I have, a giant from the future with some magic brick doesn't exactly give you the vapours."
- Ultimate Blacksmith: Crafted the Colt and a massive Devil's Trap built out of several railroad lines.
Garth Fitzgerald IV
Portrayed by DJ Qualls
First appears in "Season Seven, Time For A Wedding!" (S07, E08)
Garth is a eccentric hunter who has teamed up with Sam and Dean on several occasions. He went to dental school before becoming a hunter and lives in a houseboat named Fizzles' Folly, which is probably named after his hand puppet that he uses to help children open up during cases. After Bobby's death, Garth becomes a coordinator of hunter activity, tracking hunters through their cell phones to direct them to nearby cases, and dispensing information.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: "Sharp Teeth" reveals that his long absence from the scene was due to his being attacked and turned by a werewolf in Maine. He actually finds love and happiness among the lycanthrope community, although some naturally turn out to be evil.
- Badass Adorable: Despite his odd demeanor, he's a highly independent and resourceful hunter. He handles the same things the Winchester boys do on his own.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: He got completely drunk after drinking one beer and thought this was a normal thing.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: "HI! I'M MR. FIZZLES! I'M YOUR FRIEND!"
- The Cloud Cuckoo Lander Was Right: It works. Cue both Garth and Mr. Fizzles looking smugly at Dean.
- Cuddle Bug: Garth hugs the brothers at the end of every hunt they go on together, which Sam and Dean find awkward.
- Dean asks for it at the end of Sharp Teeth which pleasantly surprises Garth.
- Establishing Character Moment: All it takes is one Newhart Phonecall with Bobby for the audience to understand Garth is not your average hardboiled hunter. See The Fool below.
- The Fool: Easily the least-huntery of the hunters the Winchesters have met. We get our first hint of this a season before he shows up: Bobby doesn't think his case sounds like a vampire and suggests he let the Muggles handle it.Bobby: (on the phone) Willis, FBI...no, Garth, not me the FBI, the REAL FBI! How are you still alive?
- Hand Puppet: Mr. Fizzles, which Garth uses to get a little girl to open up about the death of her mother.
- Happily Married: To Bess who is a were.. err..lycanthrope like him.
- Hero of Another Story: In "Hunteri Heroici" Dean and Sam mention he's hiding the Tran family. On his houseboat.
- Hidden Depths: He grieves over Bobby's death and tries to fill his niche in the hunting community. He seems alarmingly close to tears after Dean asks him how he became a hunter, implying that it was very, very bad.
- Nice Guy: Easily the most approachable and likable hunters. Strangely innocent considering the line of work.
- Noodle Incident: In "Southern Comfort", he claims that he killed the Tooth Fairy. It's not something he's proud of.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: "You've been Garthed."
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In Season 8 for Bobby. Averted in that they have completely different personalities.
- Taking Up the Mantle: After Bobby's death, Garth decides to be the hunters' new go-to guy for information. He also tries to be their new psychiatrist.
- Took a Level in Badass: "Southern Comfort" shows Garth has become far more competent at his job, and has even started regularly giving vital advice to other Hunters, Bobby style.
- Wolf Man: Gets turned into a werewolf in Season 8.
Portrayed by Kevin MacNally
First appears in "Slash Fiction" (S07, E06)
Frank is a paranoid hunter/hacker who is an old acquaintance of Bobby. He helps Sam and Dean track Leviathan activity, but is killed after being located by the Leviathans.
- Hacker Cave: His RV.
- Insistent Terminology: Keeps calling Dick Roman by his full name, Richard Roman.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Gives harsh but well-intentioned advice to Dean.
- Killed Off for Real: At the end of "Out with the Old". Maybe. When Sam and Dean go to his basecamp, it looks like there was a struggle and blood is everywhere. Take into consideration the episode title plus the show's usual treatment of characters, and poor Frank's probably gone for good.
- Outliving One's Offspring: His two kids were murdered by a monster, which serves as part of his motivation for being a hunter.
- Properly Paranoid: Still fairly crazy though.
- Stepford Smiler: His advice on dealing with grief is to "decide to be fine".
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Ash and Bobby.
Portrayed by Madison McLaughlin
First appears in "Adventures In Babysitting" (S07, E11).
Krissy Chambers is Lee's daughter. An independent and strong-willed teenager, she tends to clash with the Winchesters, who think she's too young to be involved in hunting. In "Freaks And Geeks" (S08, E18), Victor Rogers is training her to be a hunter with Josephine and Aidan, two other teenagers.
- And This Is for...: To Victor, for killing her and her friends' families to lure them back into hunting.
- The Bait: In the teaser of "Freaks And Geeks" (S08, E18), which she lampshades:Krissy: That was close. Next time, one of you can be the bait.
- Batman Gambit: She pretends to a hysterical girl rushing headlong into danger in order to save her father, quickly getting captured...but it was all a ruse to allow herself to get captured by one of the vetalas. She gambled that they wouldn't kill her right away, just hold her hostage and gloat about making her watch them kill her dad. Which allowed her to drive a silver knife into one's heart, and give Sam and Dean the opening they needed to kill the other one. The contemptuous look on her face when she twists the knife into the vetala shows that she knew they'd fall for it, and that she is not your ordinary 14 year old girl.
- Cruel Mercy: She decides to let Victor live rather than kill him because she knows that he'd rather be dead than be alone. He promptly kills himself.
- Distaff Counterpart: Krissy is pretty much a younger, female Dean.
- Just a Kid: Dean's reaction to meeting her.
- Kid Sidekick: Much to Dean's exasperation.
- Little Miss Badass: She's just a little girl, but she's still a competent hunter.
- Parental Abandonment: Krissy's mom was killed in front of her by a monster, leading the Chambers to become hunters. Like John, Lee is often away hunting, leaving Krissy to hold down the household by herself. And then after they do decide to quit hunting, he gets killed.
- Really 17 Years Old: Krissy uses a Kansas Drivers License in her name with the date of birth as 10/12/1988, to check into a hotel. Her height is listed as 5'3'', and her weight as 115 lbs. Her eyes are listed as hazel and her address as 5058 Glenwood Drive, Augusta, Kansas.
Portrayed by Ian Tracey
First appears in "Adventures In Babysitting" (S07, E11)
Lee Chambers is Krissy's father and one of Bobby's friends. He gets captured by vetalas, causing a worried Krissy to call in Sam and Dean to help save him.
- Badass in Distress: When captured by vetalas in his first appearance.
- Bound and Gagged: By the vetalas, who feed off of him over the course of several days.
- Bus Crash: It's revealed when Krissy appears in "Freaks and Geeks" that he's been killed since we last saw the two of them.
- Death by Irony: He decides to get out of hunting so that he and his daughter can live a normal life... only to end up murdered on the orders of another hunter to get Krissy back into hunting.
- Disappeared Dad: Due to being Killed Offscreen.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He's killed off-screen by a vampire between "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Freaks and Geeks".
- Killed Off for Real: Killed Offscreen between "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Freaks and Geeks".
- Retired Badass: After getting rescued, Lee decides to get out of the hunter life with Krissy while she still has a chance to live a normal life.
Portrayed by Nicholas Lea
First appears in "Time After Time" (S07, E12).
Eliot Ness is a legendary federal agent who was secretly a hunter. He is encountered by Dean after he is sent back to 1944 while hunting Chronos, the pagan god of time.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Hence his inclusion on this page.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Averted at least when it comes to the supernatural. Unlike most Hunters, Ness hasn't lost anyone dear to him to the Supernatural. Turns out that one day he learned that people were being killed by the supernatural and figured that it was best to hunt the Supernatural in retaliation.
- One-Shot Character: He only appears in one episode.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran:
- Refreshingly averted. He tells Dean (who is questioning whether the job gets too overwhelming sometimes) to man up and do his job.
- Also invoked during an interrogation. Ness tells a bookie that Dean is a barely-restrained psychopath fresh from the Western Front who keeps himself from snapping completely by kicking people's heads in every few days.
Portrayed by Linda Darlow
First appears in "Time After Time" (S07, E12).
Ezra Moore is a hunter who assisted Eliot Ness in his various cases, providing research and supplies to him.
- Distaff Counterpart: She's basically a female Bobby.
- One-Shot Character: She only appears in one episode.
Portrayed by Jamie Luner
First appears in "Of Grave Importance" (S07, E19)
Annie is a hunter who was friends with Bobby, Sam, and Dean. She is killed in 2012 while investigating a haunted house in Bodega Bay, California. Sam and Dean put her ghost to rest after defeating the spirit that killed her.
- Ethical Slut: She slept with Bobby, Dean, and Sam while working on cases with all of them.
- One-Shot Character: Only appears in one episode before being put to rest.
- Posthumous Character: Mostly: she dies the same episode she's introduced in, spending the rest of it as a ghost before being put to rest.
Portrayed by Adam Dimarco.
First appears in "Freaks And Geeks" (S08, E18)
Aidan is a teenage hunter who was recruited by Victor, after his family was killed by a vampire. He lives with Josephine and Krissy in Victor's house. He has a crush on Krissy, who thinks of him like a brother.
- The Call Knows Where You Live: His family was killed by Seth the vampire at Victor's direction to ensure he would train as a hunter.
- Fragile Speedster: He may be on the thin side but is described as "so fast he can pick your pocket before you could even blink".
- Machete Mayhem: Carries a machete when they are hunting vampires.
- Manly Tears: Aidan cries after he beheads the vampire, whom he believes killed his parents.
- Master of Unlocking: Makes short work of a locked hotel room door using a lockpick.
- Stalker with a Crush: He searches Krissy's cell phone contacts to see if she has a boyfriend listed.
Portrayed by Megan Danso
First appears in "Freaks And Geeks" (S08, E18)
Josephine (Josie) is a teenage hunter who was recruited by Victor, after she came home from a friend's house to find her mother, brother, and sister, killed by a vampire. She lives and hunts with Krissy and Aidan, who have become her new family.
- Badass Bookworm: She is a National Merit Scholar as well as a hunter. She is reading a math textbook at the breakfast table.
- The Call Knows Where You Live: Her family was killed by Seth the vampire at Victor's direction to ensure she would train as a hunter.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: Carries a rifle and wields a machete.
- The Medic: She carries a first aid kit and stabilizes Connie, the vampire's victim, when she goes into shock, leaving her for the paramedics to find.
- Passionate Sports Girl: All-state athlete.
- Revenge Before Reason: Beheads Jimmy even though he denies any knowledge of killing her family.
- Write Who You Know: Named after writer Adam Glass's daughter.
Portrayed by Adrian Hough
First appears in "Freaks And Geeks" (S08, E18)
Victor Rogers is a hunter based out of Conway Springs, Kansas. He is training orphaned children to be the next generation of hunters, but made a deal with a vampire to kill their families to give them motivation.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Victor's family was killed by a Wendigo while on a camping trip. He also invokes this in his students by having a vampire kill their families to give them motivation.
- Driven to Suicide: After Krissy spares him and plans to leave him alone to suffer with his guilt over what he has done, Victor instead shoots himself in the head.
- Evil Mentor: For Krissy, Aidan, and Josephine. Turns out he killed their families, not the vamps he was sending them after.
- Killed Off for Real: Shoots himself in the head at the end of his debut episode.
- Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: His plan to have a more prepared hunter community.
- They Were Holding You Back: Victor killed the families of each child to make them hunters.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Thinks that most of the current hunters are not skilled, sane, or smart enough to tackle the rising threat of the Supernatural, citing the Leviathans as his wake-up call that something more needs to be done. He decides that training teenagers in some pretty harsh ways and killing their families to give them motivation is the right way to fix the problem.
Portrayed by Paul Rae
First appears in "Devil May Care" (S09, E02)
Irv is a veteran hunter and old friend of Bobby's, also familiar to the Winchesters. He's held captive and used as bait alongside Tracy.
- The Atoner: He wants to sacrifice himself because Abaddon broke him, causing him to talk and reveal the locations of the other hunters. He does get killed, but in a way that has no effect on the battle.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Attempted this, but he gets killed before the Winchesters are able to escape.
- Killed Offscreen: Gets killed by a sniper while he is reasoning with the Winchesters to go.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: All we know about him before his death is that he is an old friend of Bobby and is acquainted with the Winchesters.
Portrayed by Olivia Ryan Stern.
First appears in "Devil May Care" (S09, E02)
Tracy is a hunter, who got into hunting during the Apocalypse when a group of demons decided to celebrate the release of Lucifer by killing her family. At some point she met up with Irv Franklin and the two of them hunted a shapeshifter together.
- Damsel out of Distress: In her first scene, she gets into a van with a sleazy looking guy who turns out to be a vampire. She decapitates him.
- Forced to Watch: She saw a demon kill her parents.
- Freudian Excuse: She's cold toward Sam at first because the apocalypse, which he started, resulted in the death of her parents.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her very first shot is of her butt, and she spends the episode wearing a low-cut top and short-shorts.
Portrayed by Dean Aylesworth
First appears in "Devil May Care" (S09, E02)
Pete is a hunter whom Irv gave up to Abaddon. Abaddon tortures him, and Pete eventually gives her a cell phone number for the Winchesters.
- High-Altitude Interrogation: Abaddon hangs him by the neck from a rope to get information.
- Torture Always Works: He gives up the Winchester's cell phone number after being tortured.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets introduced and killed just so Abaddon can find out about the Winchesters.
Portrayed by Tiio Horn
First appears in "Slumber Party" (S09, E04)
Yes, she's that Dorothy, but not the one you know from the books or the movies. The daughter of L. Frank Baum, the author of the Land of Oz series, Dorothy is a hard-bitten hunter with little use for the Men of Letters' academic dithering or sexist attitudes. After capturing the Wicked Witch and bringing her back from Oz in 1935, she and the Witch both vanish after a fight in the Men of Letters' bunker in Lebanon, Kansas...only to be released by the Winchesters in late 2013.
- But Now I Must Go: Dorothy returns to Oz at the end of the episode to resume leading La Résistance, taking Charlie with her.
- Darker and Edgier: That image of Dorothy you grew up with as a Wide-Eyed Idealist in braids and a gingham dress? Yeah, this isn't her.
- Deadpan SnarkerHaggerty: Wait. You captured her all by yourself?
Dorothy: Yes, despite all my lady parts, I managed to capture the Wicked Witch.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She eventually warms up to Charlie.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Subverted. For having been locked in a Soul Jar for nearly 80 years, she has virtually no adjustment period to the present day compared to Henry Winchester. Of course, hunting evil creatures doesn't change much over the years.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Her preferred method of combat.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Dorothy's appearance was designed to resemble Amelia Earhart.
- Rebel Leader: In Oz.
- Tomboy: Dresses in practical trousers and a leather jacket, and by her own admission she's no good in heels. (Besides, wearing a dead lady's shoes just seemed tacky.)
- "Well Done, Son" Guy: Averted. She remains bitter at her father for neglecting her in favor of his work with the Men of Letters and then romanticizing the trauma she endured in Oz.
Charlie Bradbury/Carrie Heinlein/Celeste Middleton
Portrayed by Felicia Day
First appears in "The Girl With The Dungeons And Dragons Tattoo" (S07, E20)
- A Day in the Limelight: Her previous two episodes were minor supporting roles, but in "Pac-Man Fever", we learn a lot about Charlie herself.
- Action Girl: By her second appearance. She wins a LARP-fight against a male knight pretty handily, and in her third she's got Improbable Aiming Skills (though it was technically a simulation).
- Artifact Alias: The Winchesters keep calling her "Charlie" even after learning her true name.
- Ascended Fanboy: Averted at first. Despite having a clear admiration for Action Girls as well as a love for all things Fantasy and Sci-Fi, Charlie is extremely reluctant to put herself in danger and only does what she knows she is capable of doing (hacking and corporate espionage). Played straight in her later appearances, where she's become a hunter.
- Always Wanted to Say That: "I'm in."
- Author Avatar: For writer Robbie Thompson.
- Back from the Dead: You're not a true hunter until you become an example of this trope.
- Big Brother Instinct: Both Sam and Dean become quite protective of Charlie, even though they know her for all of a day or two. Dean even lampshades this:Dean: She's kinda like the little sister I never wanted.
- Birds of a Feather: With Sam. Check. Both nerds? Check. Both bookworms? Check. Both love Harry Potter? Check.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer:Roman: Tell me, how does a high-school dropout become one of the brightest minds at Roman Inc?Charlie: Um, honestly? Historically, I've had this problem with authority, no offense, so I realized the only way I could get away with being me was to be as...indispensable...as possible.
- The Bus Came Back: Returns in "LARP And The Real Girl".
- Character Shilling: While her computer savviness is never in question, at the end of her debut episode Dick Roman tells her just how amazing he thinks she is.
- Embarrassing Tattoo: Charlie has one of Princess Leia in her slave bikini riding a twenty-sided die. In her defense, she was drunk and at Comicon.Dean: We've all been there.
- Enemy Without: In "There's No Place Like Home", the wizard of Oz had to split her good and evil side to win a war. Unfortunately, she runs off to avenge the one who killed her parents.
- Establishing Character Moment: Charlie comes into work listening to "Walking on Sunshine." When finally out of sight in an elevator, she rocks out happily to the music but composes herself the moment the elevator doors open again.
- Expy: Intelligent, quirky, red-headed, lesbian geek? Are we talking about Charlie or Willow?
- Heroic Sacrifice: In "Dark Dynasty", she chooses not to obey Dean when he asks her to give to Eldon Stein her laptop containing the data of the Book of the Damned. She breaks her computer and faces Stein.
- Hidden Depths: Pac-Man Fever reveals that she can handle a gun and hit a target straight in the head without blinking. No explanation where that particular skill came from. She also has a habit of rerouting corporate funds toward various causes she cares about including paying the hospital bills for her mother, who's been comatose since she was 12.
- It's All My Fault: Blamed herself for a car accident that killed her father and left her mother comatose because she had begged them to pick her up from a sleepover after she was frightened by the movie her friends were watching. Dean coaxes her out of that.
- Interspecies Romance: Falls in love at first sight with a fairy named Gilda.
- Killed Offscreen: Eldon Stein kills her offscreen in a hotel. The brothers find her corpse in the bathtub.
- Meaningful Name: Charlie Bradbury. Justified as Charlie hinted that she made it up to give herself a new identity. Her identity in LARP and the Real Girl is Carrie Heinlein.
- Not My Type: Dean suggests Charlie flirt her way past a security guard.Charlie: "I can't. He's not my type."
Dean: "You're gonna have to play through that."
Charlie: "As in, he's not a girl."
- Playful Hacker: Some people surf the net when no-one's looking at work. Charlie diverts funds from the Republican party to Animal Lovers.
- Pop-Cultured Badass: Charlie loves sci-fi, fantasy, and especially Harry Potter.
- Put on a Bus: Pretty much every episode with her ends with her going off someplace to not be seen for the rest of the season, until "Dark Dynasty" where she's Killed Off for Real, that is.
- Refusal of the Call: Played straight, then averted.
- Charlie was very reluctant to put herself in danger and after her part is done, puts herself on a bus and tells Sam and Dean never to contact her again. That didn't last long after they find out she had been LARPing as a Queen where murders start to happen.
- By the time she came back in "Pac Man Fever", she had fully went into monster lore and read the "Supernatural" books. She even called herself a Hunter In Training.
- She's become a full-fledged Hunter by "Slumber Party", although her dissatisfaction with the grubbiness of the job leads her to launch herself into a new adventure by accompanying Dorothy Gale to Oz.
- Sacrificial Lion: Her death establishes Eldon Styne as a serious threat.
- Show Some Leg:
Dean: Pretend he has boobs.
- As noted above, Dean tells her to flirt past a security guard. To his credit, Dean takes the time to check and see if the guard has ever shown interest in her, before telling her to flirt past him.
Charlie: (looks disgusted) Worse.
Charlie: I feel dirty.
- Dean then resigns himself to instructing her how to flirt with a man. Hilarity Ensues.
Dean: You and me both, sister.
- She does the same in "Pac Man Fever" while trying out sexy clothing to pose as an FBI agent.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Her catchphrase.
- Tomboyish Name: Charlie. It's not her real name, though. We learn her surname is Middleton in "Pac Man Fever" and her first name is Celeste in "There's No Place Like Home".
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Dean's reaction to her death is to muse that even though she was a competent hunter and had proven her ability to survive worse in the past, she was simply too good a person to live in the Crapsack World of the latter series of the show.
- Ultimate Job Security: Discussed and invoked. Charlie figured the best way to get away with her illegal activities was to make herself as indispensable as possible.
- What Would X Do?: Sam motivates Charlie to go through her dangerous mission by asking her what Hermione would do.
Portrayed by Rachel Hayward
First appears in "First Born" (S09, E11)
Tara used to hunt with John Winchester and had a fling with him, obviously still carrying a torch when Dean meets her years later. Mostly retired, she runs an occult goods store. Dean and Crowley go to her for information on the First Blade.
- Action Girl: She's still quick on the draw and has noticeably sinewy arms.
- Detect Evil: Her trick knee lets her know when demons are nearby.
- Killed Offscreen: One of Abaddon's lackeys reveals to Dean and Crowley that he tortured her to gain information about the First Blade, then killed her.
- Retired Badass: Has officially retired as a hunter, but does not hesitate to point a gun if demons are nearby.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed in the same episode she is introduced in, though her history with John is explored a bit.
Portrayed by Robert Moloney
First heard in "The Prisoner" (S10, E22), first appeared in "My Brother's Keeper" (S10, E23)
Rudy is a fellow hunter who helps the Winchesters with research during the time they—mostly Sam—are trying to get rid of the Mark. He calls Dean for help on a vampire case when the Mark is particularly strong, which doesn't wind up working very well for him.
- Hostage Situation: He winds up getting taken hostage by the vampire nest. Unfortunately for him Dean isn't in a negotiating mood.
- The Load: Dean suggests that Rudy is "playing dress-up out here" and should just go home. That's the Mark talking, but the audience doesn't get much evidence that he's wrong.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Makes his first appearance after being talked about through the second half of S10 and is almost immediately taken out.
Portrayed by Sydney Imbeau, Kathryn Newton
First appears in "The Rapture" (S04, E20)
Daughter of Jimmy and Amelia Novak. She lived with her parents in Pontiac, Illinois, until Castiel possesses her father. When demons take her family hostage, she briefly serves as Castiel's vessel. She reappears some six years later as a teenage delinquent who gets rescued by Castiel and the Winchesters from trouble. Becomes a hunter in Season 11.
- Ambiguously Gay: Her interaction with Kaia in "Wayward Sisters" suggests more than a friendship going on between the two (or at least, from Claire's point of view). "The Scar" confirms that Kaia was Claire's first love.
- Attempted Rape: Almost raped by a criminal as repayment for an older friend's debts.
- Broken Bird: In Season 10 due to Parental Abandonment.
- Character Development: Blames Castiel and the Winchesters for screwing up her life and shuns anyone who tries to help her. By the end of her third appearance, she has eased up a bit and agrees to accept help, but won't budge out until she reunites with her mother in time for her death, at which point she forgives Castiel and decides to join Jody and Alex's makeshift family. Even after this, she has difficulty adjusting to normal life, but her experience of being bitten by a werewolf has made her contemplate her past actions. By Season 12, she has fully embraced them as family.
- Daddy's Girl: Loved dearly by Jimmy.
- Delinquents: In "The Things We Left Behind" (S10, E09), Claire is in a solitary cell in a juvenile center after running away.
- Delinquent Hair: Sports this hairstyle since Season 10.
- Demonic Possession: As Jimmy's daughter, she's a fitting vessel for Castiel, who uses her briefly. He would have used her for longer had Jimmy not bargained to become his vessel again.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Loses her father and her mother, but eventually comes to terms it. She is adopted by Jody Mills, forming her own makeshift family and finds purpose in becoming a hunter.
- I Just Want to Be Special: She wants to be a hunter, no matter what.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Becomes the first person to be cured from lycanthropy after she's bitten in Season 12.
- Parental Abandonment: Effectively done when Jimmy agrees to become Castiel's vessel. Her mother later leaves to discover herself. As of Season 10, she is fully orphaned.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Alex's blue.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Alex. As noted above, Claire is rebellious, antisocial, and will use every opportunity to train herself as a hunter. In contrast, Alex actively repels the supernatural world as she wants to earn a normal life that she never had. By Season 12, Claire is in suspension from college, while Alex is dutifully studying at a nursing school. Their relationship has been likened to a Distaff Counterpart to Dean/Sam.
- Stockholm Syndrome: Develops this with her "father", Randy, to the point that she blames the Winchesters for his death despite the fact that he sold her as a sex slave to pay a debt.
- Time-Shifted Actor: Is played by Sydney Imbeau as a young girl and Kathryn Newton as a teenager.
- Took a Level in Badass: Grows from being a normal kid to a teenage delinquent to a trainee hunter.
- Troll: Responds to Alex's accusations of distancing herself from real life by bringing up the latter's "real life": that she's going to make out with her boyfriend in her adoptive mother's cabin. What follows is a very awkward The Talk.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She's a very kind and sweet girl the first time she appears. By Season 10, years of abandonment by her parents have turned her bitter and selfish, though she does eventually get better.
Portrayed by Shoshannah Stern
First appears in "Into the Mystic" (S11, E11)
An Irish-born hunter Sam and Dean meet while on the hunt for a Banshee. She is eventually killed by the British Men of Letters, but is brought Back from the Dead by a magic spell. Shows romantic chemistry with Sam both before and after her death, as well as her resurrection.
- Accidental Murder: She's targeted by the British Men of Letters for killing their junior agent Renny Rawlings, which only happened because the demon Dagon dematerialized at just the right time and she ended up killing Renny instead.
- Action Girl: Female hunters tend to be this, and she's been a very successful hunter.
- Back from the Dead: She's killed by the British Men of Letters in "There's Something About Mary", but comes back as a ghost in "Golden Time". Then she's cured of being a ghost by a revival spell she and Sam find in Rowena's old lair. Chuck later reveals that he placed the spell in their path so that she could be his eyes and ears inside the bunker.
- Barred from the Afterlife: She's barred from entering heaven due to being Dragged Off to Hell by the Hellhound who killed her. She first approaches Sam as a ghost knowing he's friends with angels and if can "pull some strings for her". He can't, but he still helps her by bringing her Back from the Dead.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She clashes with the Winchesters at first due to a misunderstanding, and even when that's settled she's still standoffish towards them due to her I Work Alone style. She gradually accepts Dean as a very good friend and Sam as possibly more.
- Disabled Snarker: She's not above joking about her deafness, teasing Sam that he'll have a hard time calling her when they're talking about keeping contact.
- Dragged Off to Hell: Due to being killed by a Hellhound, her soul was dragged out to hell by the hound, and she remained there until the Rupture to hell happened, allowing Eileen to escape.
- Handicapped Badass: Doesn't let her deafness stop her from being a hunter.
- I Work Alone: She has friends she sometimes works with, but is wary of any attachments that could slow her down.
- Killed Offscreen: Twice. After her first death, Sam gets a call from Jody that she is dead and identifies her body. She's furthemore one of the first people to be Reduced to Dust by Chuck in "Despair", although she doesn't appear in the episode itself. Sam only knows she's gone because her texting suddenly stops and he finds her phone on the front lawn of her house. She's returned to life again, like everyone else by the season finale.
- Maybe Ever After: While it's shown that Sam got married at some point after his and Dean's final case, since the only time we see Sam's wife is afar, it's left ambiguous if this person is Eileen (as she was his current Love Interest at the end of the series).
- Naked on Revival: As a ghost she still has her clothes on when she enters the bathtub for the revival ritual. When the spell is done, she surfaces from the water completely naked, albeit with her back to the camera while Sam politely turns around until she wraps herself in a Modesty Towel.
- Parental Abandonment: Both of her parents were killed by a Banshee when she was just a baby. And her Parental Substitute also ended up dying of cancer when Eileen was 16.
- Parental Substitute: She was adopted by a hunter named Lillian O'Grady after her parents were killed by the Banshee Lillian was hunting. She raised and trained to be a hunter by her.
- People Puppets: In "The Trap", Chuck can control Eileen's body like a marionette, forcing her first to torture Sam for him, and then to fight Dean and Cas. But she's still aware the entire time and Can Only Move the Eyes in obvious panic.
- Put on a Bus: Post-revival she lives in the Winchester bunker for a while, but she leaves after Chuck uses her as an unwitting spy and an unwilling torturer (against Sam).
- Terse Talker: Her sentences and bits of dialogue tend to be short, in part because of her hearing impairment.
- Unwitting Pawn: Chuck reveals that he deliberately let Sam resurrect Eileen so he could use her as a spy in the Bunker.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: She and Sam have some romantic chemistry both before and after her death, but Chuck taking control of her throws a wrench in their relationship. Later, she and Sam go on an offscreen date in "Last Holiday", but it is unclear how their date went.
- You Killed My Father: She spent most of her life hunting down the Banshee that killed her parents. She gets her revenge in her introductory episode, when she manages to kill the Banshee with the Winchester's help.