Mediums and Psychics in Supernatural
Psychic powers are not uncommon among supernatural beings, including telekinesis in demons, telepathy in angels, and reality warping in gods. Some humans have also gained psychic abilities through witchcraft or being fed demon blood as an infant. Most humans posing as psychics, including many of the residents of Lily Dale, are charlatans or are simply performing cold readings. However, rarely a human is born with psychic abilities which can be quite powerful. These natural psychics appear in "Home" (S01, E09), "Salvation" (S01, E21), "Lazarus Rising" (S04, E01), "Heaven and Hell" (S04, E10), "Death Takes A Holiday" (S04, E15), "Dark Side Of The Moon" (S05, E16), "The Mentalists" (S07, Ep07), "Hunteri Heroici" (S08, E08), "Inside Man" (S10, E17), "American Nightmare" (S12, E04), "Patience" (S13, E03), "The Bad Place" (S13, E09), and "Wayward Sisters" (S13, E10).
- Astral Projection: Pamela Barnes helps Sam and Dean separate their spirits from their bodies in "Death Takes A Holiday" (S04, E15).
- Aura Vision: Missouri Mosely can sense energies in a room.
- False Reassurance: Both Missouri Mosely and Jimmy Tomorrow have found that it may be better to tell clients what they want to hear instead of the truth.Missouri: All right, there. Dont you worry 'bout a thing. Your wife is crazy about you. [The man thanks her and she closes the door behind him] Whew. Poor bastard. His woman is cold-bangin' the gardener.Dean: Why didn't you tell him?Missouri: People don't come here for the truth. They come for good news.
- Fortune Teller: Missouri Mosely, Jimmy Tomorrow, and Oliver Pryce, make money by doing readings. Jimmy's card reads, "Private Readings. No future too grim."
- I See Dead People: The curator at the Lily Dale Museum of Curiosities delivers a message from Ellen to Dean. Oliver Pryce uses a seance to contact Bobby Singer.
- A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Oliver Pryce lives alone to avoid hearing the thoughts of those around him.
- Mind over Matter: Fred Jones does not need a remote control to change channels, and Jimmy Tomorrow uses this ability to disarm Sam.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Missouri senses evil in Sam and Dean's childhood home.
- Phony Psychic: Not all humans calling themselves psychics actually have supernatural abilities.Dean: Well, I mean, just, you know, where's all the... crystals and pyramids?Melanie Golden: I'm off the clock. Also not psychic. What? It's an honest living.Dean: Interesting definition of "honest."Melanie Golden: Well, I honestly read people. It's just less whoo-whoo, more body language. Like you two long-time partners, but, um... a lot of tension. [Gestures to Sam.] You're pissed. [Gestures to Dean.] And you're stressed. It's not brain surgery. It's kind of why my grandma and me didn't get along. I mean, she'd go full smoke-machine, but she still actually believed in all that stuff, so...Dean: You don't?Melanie Golden: You do?Dean: I've got an open mind. You'd be surprised.
- Power Incontinence: Fred Jones finds he can not control his psychokinesis as his mind deteriorates due to dementia.
- Psychic Powers: Natural human psychics have a variety of abilities.
- Reality Warper: Fred Jones brings Toon Physics into the reality surrounding him.
- Spooky Séance: Pamela Barnes leads a seance in order to see the being which raised Dean from Hell, and she is blinded by Castiel's true form. Oliver Pryce also holds a seance to contact the spirit of the deceased Bobby Singer.
- Sympathetic Magic: Oliver Pryce needs a personal effect of the deceased in order to contact their spirit.
- Telepathy: Missouri and Oliver are able to read thoughts.
- Unhappy Medium: Jimmy Tomorrow, Fred Jones, and Oliver Pryce.
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Portrayed by Loretta Devine
First appears in "Home" (S01, E09)
Missouri is a psychic and hunter who lives in Lawrence, Kansas and is close friends with John Winchester, having helped him begin his investigation into his wife's death.
- Aura Vision: She can sense energies in a room.
- Back for the Dead: After disappearing from the show back in season 1 Missouri reappears in season 13's "Patience" and is killed by a psychic hunting Wraith.
- Closer to Earth: A black woman, Missouri is portrayed as more knowledgeable than the white men she plays advisor and helper to.
- Ethnic Magician
- Expy: As "Home" was a rip-off of/homage to Poltergeist, Missouri is essentially Tangina Barrons.
- Face Death with Dignity: Missouri calmly waits for the Wraith that has been killing Psychics in the same fortune teller shop her Protégé was murdered in. When it does come she refuses to scream and calmly tells him that he's going to die brutally for what he has done.
- Fortune Teller: Missouri works as one in her day job to disguise her talents in plain sight.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In "Patience" Missouri is given a vision of her granddaughter and son being murdered by a psychic hunting Wraith. She decides to stay in the fortune telling shop were her protégé was killed by the same Wraith and allows it to kill her knowing that this will lead Sam and Jody to murder the Wraith and keep hr family safe.
- Killed Off for Real: Lets herself get killed by a wraith.
- Long Bus Trip: Despite her importance in mentoring John, and her potential to serve as a mentor to the boys, Missouri disappears from the series for 12 years until "Patience". Sam and Dean even lampshade the fact that they haven't heard from her in over a decade.
- The Mentor: Was one for John early on in his hunting career, as she was the one who introduced him to the supernatural world.
- Tsundere: Tsuntsun towards Dean, whom she scolds throughout the episode, and deredere towards Sam, whom she is more kindly to.
Pastor Jim Murphy
Portrayed by Richard Sali
First appears in "Salvation" (S01, E21)
Pastor Jim is a psychic pastor and hunter who lives in a church in Blue Earth, Minnesota. He is an old friend of John Winchester. He is murdered by Meg in November of 2006.
- Badass Preacher: Being a hunter and all.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: He's never mentioned again after "Salvation". The issue of Meg cold-bloodedly murdering one of their oldest friends never even comes up when the Winchesters team up with her.
- Killed Off for Real: By Meg, when he refuses to reveal the Winchesters' location.
- Parental Substitute: He often watched the brothers when John was hunting.
- Psychic Powers: In Origins #4.
- Slashed Throat: How Meg kills him.
Portrayed by Traci Dinwiddie
A psychic. First appears in "Lazarus Rising" (S04, E01).
- Dying Curse: Before she dies, she tells Sam and Dean to tell Bobby to go to Hell for introducing them to her in the first place, which cost her her eyes and her life. She appears to have later changed her mind, because in Heaven, she is happy and at peace.
- Easily Forgiven: When the Winchesters meet her in Heaven, she holds no grudge at them despite her previous condemnation of them, as she's happier there. For one thing, her eyes are restored.
- Eye Scream: Ouch. Her eyes burn out upon seeing Castiel's true form.
- Fearless Fool: "Sorry, Castiel, I don't scare easy." Too bad.
- Good Bad Girl: She hits on Dean and Sam on a regular basis, invites them to a threesome with her, and gropes both of them. Needless to say, she's popular with the fangirls.
- Killed Off for Real: Dies while protecting the Winchesters' mortal bodies from one of Alastair's lackeys.
- Prophet Eyes: Her fake eyes, which make her look "extra psychic".
- Sunglasses at Night: After going blind. Doesn't use them in Heaven, of course.
Portrayed by Mike Farrell
An old family friend of the Winchesters, he has begun losing his faculties and is confined to a nursing home in Oklahoma, but his powers are now going into overdrive. First appears in "Hunteri Heroici" (S08, E08)
- Meaningful Name: His powers manifest themselves by making Animation Tropes come to life, and his name is an apparent Shout-Out to Scooby-Doo.
- Nice Guy: Shown in his more lucid interactions with the Winchesters and his remorse at the way he's been used.
- Reality Warper: Albeit one not entirely aware of what he's doing.
- Unwitting Pawn: To a crooked, self-justifying doctor at the home.
Portrayed by Richard Newman
A psychic who was being trained by the Men of Letters until they were all killed. First appears in "Inside Man" (S10, E17).
- Grumpy Old Man: His demeanor with Sam and Castiel is pretty cantankerous all the way through.
- The Hermit: Lives in a big house with high walls and "Keep Out!" signs all over the place.
- Skepticism Failure: Comes into play when he asks why he can't read Castiel's mind.Castiel: I'm an angel.
Price: You can't be.
Castiel: Why not?
Price: I'm an atheist.
Sam: Not anymore.
Portrayed by Clark Backo
The estranged granddaughter of Missouri Mosely who ends up inheriting her psychic powers after being attacked by a Psychic-hunting Wraith. First appears in "Patience" (S13, E03)
- Dreaming of Things to Come: Patience's powers first manifest in her dreams, warning her about the Wraith that is hunting her, and about her grandmother's death. Later on she ends up having a vision about Claire potentially dying which leads her to seek out Jody.
- Ignorant of the Call: Due to her father James cutting off contact with Missouri and telling her that her grandmother was a fraud, Patience spent most of her life unaware of her powers as a psychic. Until she is attacked by a Psychic-hunting Wraith that is.
- Missing Mom: Patience's mother died when she was a child, which, due to Missouri predicting that she would survive, was what led to her grandmother and father's estrangement.
- Superior Successor: It is implied that, with training, Patience has the potential to become an even more powerful Psychic than her grandmother.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Patience gives one to her father for lying about Missouri being a Phony Psychic since it led to them being estranged and with her death there is no way to rectify that.
Portrayed by Yadira Guevara-Prip
A dreamwalker who was orphaned at a young age. Kaia has lived on the streets most of her life and was put into a rehab clinic due to overdosing in an attempt to prevent herself from going to "the bad place". She ends up embroiled in the supernatural world when Jack arrives to ask for her help reaching Apocalypse World. First appears in "The Bad Place" (S13, E09).
- Blessed with Suck: Kaia's dreamwalking allows her to go to other worlds in her sleep. Unfortunately she only ever goes to one specific world and it is filled with monsters trying to kill her. She ends up turning to drugs in a desperate attempt to stop herself from sleeping which eventually leads to her ending up in a rehab clinic.
- Heroic Sacrifice: When she goes with Claire to the bad place, she ends up pushing her out of the way of the spear wielding cloaked figure, who ends up impaling Kaia instead, leading to her death.
- Killed Off for Real: By the Hooded Figure, who turns out to be her Bad Place counterpart.
- Lost Lenore: In a way, she ends up serving this function to Claire, as Kaia's death leaves Claire devastated, and she decides to stay with Jody and her family in order to hunt down the creatures that came from the bad place and eventually kill the hooded figure that murdered Kaia. Claire even says she would tear open another portal if that is what it takes to do it.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Kaia and Claire develop quite the close bond during their time together in Wayward Sisters with the two of them confessing their fears to each other and Claire promising to protect her from the monsters in the bad place. Kaia's death ends up hitting Claire hard and she vows to find the one who killed her even if she has to tear another portal in the world to do it.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Poor Kaia ends up getting killed off by the version of herself that exists inside the bad place one episode after she was introduced.