Portrayed by Adrianne Palicki
Jessica Lee Moore lived with her boyfriend Sam in Palo Alto, California, where she attended Stanford. Sam planned to ask her to marry him, but the engagement plans went up in flames when she did. Jessica appears in "Pilot" (S01, E01), "Bloody Mary" (S01, E05), "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, E20), and "Free To Be You And Me" (S05, E03).
- Adaptation Dye-Job: A blonde in the TV series, a redhead in the anime adaptation.
- Bare Your Midriff: The clothes she's sleeping in in "Pilot" when Dean breaks into her and Sam's apartment; she's wearing girl's boxer shorts and a Smurfs shirt that shows both cleavage and belly button. This, combined with the Naughty Nurse Outfit she wore earlier in the episode, cements her as Ms. Fanservice.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: In the grand scheme of things, she is a neutral character due to fighting on neither the side of good or evil, but still, she counts as an example because of how often her beauty and her sweetness are mentioned as if they were one in the same.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Jessica pulls double-duty as the Gentle Girl to Sam's Brooding Boy and the Energetic Girl to his Savvy Guy.
- Death by Origin Story: While Dean and John have Mary filling this role for them, Sam can't even remember her and has much less interest in avenging her death. That's where Jessica comes in, as her death is the first loved one Sam loses to the supernatural and so she becomes the reason why he originally jumps back into hunting, giving him an actual emotional investment in it.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: What little we saw of her indicates that she fit this trope.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Her actual killer is her and Sam's demonically-possessed best friend Brady. In "The Devil You Know", over five years later, Brady is still laughing over how surprised and hurt poor Jess was when her supposed friend "started in on her".
- Feminine Women Can Cook: She made Sam a plate of cookies for when he got back from his trip.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: The innocence, goodness, and purity she represents is symbolized by her curly blonde locks. She's described by Azazel and Brady as "sweet" and "innocent," which is the reason why they set her up with Sam and killed her. From what we've seen, she certainly did seem nice.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Subverted. Jess is quite enthusiastic about going to a Halloween party but she actually avoids the booze.
- Head-Turning Beauty: Our very first sight of Jess is of her in a Naughty Nurse Outfit! Dean approves... just not for Sam, since he thinks that Jessica is out of his brother's league. Creepily enough, Azazel (her suspected murderer) later comments on how pretty Jessica was as well.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Sam feels extreme guilt over Jessica's death long after it happened, since he foresaw it happening in a prophetic dream days before it happened but didn't realize that he was having a vision and left her alone and unprotected while he went off with Dean. It doesn't help that people like Lucifer will remorselessly tell him that it's his fault to try to manipulate him.
- In-Series Nickname: She is often referred to by other characters as "Jess."
- Ivy League for Everyone: While it is never outright stated, it seems highly likely that she, like Sam, was attending Stanford University as a student and that that was where she met him. Because Jessica's character is never delved into, how she got in — smarts, riches, top-notch connections, ambition — is left unexplored by the show.
- Kill It with Fire: Poor Jessica is burned alive on the ceiling of her own bedroom by an unknown entity. It is revealed later in the first season to be the work of a demon — though not the one it seems to be...
- Kill the Cutie: Oh dear.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Is implied to have been this to Sam while he was at Stanford.Sam: What would I do without you?
Jessica: Mm, crash and burn.
- The Lost Lenore: To Sam. She exists in the show for the sole purpose of being his dead girlfriend, with her death prompting him to seek revenge and serving as his motivation to hunt in the first season. In fact, this trope was specifically invoked by her and Sam's False Friend Brady, who set Sam up with Jess for this very purpose. Four years after Jessica's death, despite all Sam has been through, he still misses her and tells her ghost as much in "Free to Be You and Me". It turns out "Jessica" is Lucifer manipulating him, but it was still sweet of Sam to say it.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: A mild case. Jessica doesn't come off as quirky as other Manic Pixie Dream Girls, but she otherwise fits the trope, with her efforts being aimed at helping Sam overcome his baggage about his past, even though she doesn't know the fine details of what that past entails.
- Ms. Fanservice: Jess is always dressed in a string of sexy outfits. Aside from the Naughty Nurse Outfit, she is most often shown in her sleep attire, a beautiful nightgown and in one memorable instance, her underwear and a small, low-cut night-shirt. She goes on to wear a Little Black Dress in "What Is and What Should Never Be" and even then the shirt and jeans she also wears in the episode comes off as sexy just because Jess is wearing it.Jessica: Just let me put something on.
Dean: No, no, no. I wouldn't dream of it. Seriously.
- Naughty Nurse Outfit: Her Halloween costume is an example of this trope.
- Nice Girl: Absolutely. She was a bubbly, warm-hearted girl who gave her sometimes-mysterious boyfriend her full faith and support, didn't say a word against him or his brother even when in an awkward, confusing, and downright worrisome situation because she didn't want to step on anyone's toes, and baked Sam a plateful of cookies and left him a sweet note to welcome him home.
- Plucky Girl: Possibly. Jess is clearly optimistic and it's implied that she's a student at Stanford University.
- Sacrificial Lamb: As Sam's girlfriend and possible fiancée-to-be, Jessica symbolizes the normal life he is Refusing the Call to pursue. To make sure he goes hunting and stays there, Jessica is immediately and shockingly killed off — in the first episode! Her death prompts Sam to return to hunting for the rest of the series so he can avenge her death.
- Satellite Love Interest: Jess seemed nice enough, but (unlike Mary) the only thing we know about her is that Sam loved her and she got killed because of it.
- She's Got Legs: Her introduction, actually. The camera pans up her legs while she's dressed in her Naughty Nurse Outfit (complete with short skirt), before getting to her face.
- Significant Birth Date: Subverted. Jess's gravestone reveals that she has the same birthday as Dean—January 24th—but Eric Kripke has stated that it doesn't really mean anything; he just chose it as a Shout-Out to his wife, as that is her birthday in Real Life.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Through an Adaptation Dye-Job in the anime. The animators explained this by saying that for non-Winchester Brother characters like Jess, they focused more on capturing the essence of the character rather than on the appearance of the actor, and, well, apparently Jess felt like a redhead to them.
- Slashers Prefer Blondes: Unfortunately for Jess.
- Statuesque Stunner: Jessica is 6'0" and is the only Love Interest who manages to come up to Sam's shoulders (Sam is 6'6"). If Sam and Jessica were to have children together, they would have had some very tall children.
- They Were Holding You Back: The motive for her murder. Demons killed her to make Sam stop mooning over normalcy and force him back on the road to sharpen his hunting skills. In a twist, demons also set her up with Sam for the express purpose of having them fall in love and making Sam want to seek revenge when she gets murdered. So, the bad guys killed her because She Was Holding Sam Back, because they had planned for her to be Holding Him Back.
- Through His Stomach: Jessica baked Sam cookies when he went off for the weekend to look for John with Dean. She leaves them out for him to find with a note attached ("Missed you! Love you!"). Major Mood Whiplash when he goes from munching on one and smiling one second to screaming in horror at the sight of Jessica bleeding from the ceiling the next.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: The Supernatural-verse being the way it is, poor, sweet, innocent Jess suffers an excruciatingly painful and drawn-out death at the hands of a demon just to manipulate Sam. Her virtuousness is later remarked upon by her killers. Azazel possibly lampshades it when he tells Sam, "I mean, sweet little Jessica... she just had to die."
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Jessica is Killed Off for Real at the end of the pilot episode. Incidentally, the pilot is the only episode the real Jess appears in, and even then, she didn't get much screen-time, meaning that very little is known about her. Sam never talks about her — presumably out of grief — so she continues to be a mystery to the audience, even in death.
Portrayed by Graham Wardle
Tommy Collins is Haley and Ben Collins' brother. When on a camping trip with two friends in Black Water Ridge, Colorado, he gets captured by a wendigo, prompting Sam and Dean to join his brother and sister in rescuing him. Tommy first appears in "Wendigo" (S01, E02).
- And Your Little Dog, Too!: Crowley targets him to get Sam and Dean to give Crowley the demon tablet, simply because he was one of the people they had saved.
- Back for the Dead: In "Clip Show" (S08, E22).
- Big Brother Instinct: It's a bit unclear if he or Haley is older, but he messages his siblings regularly and they become instantly alarmed when he misses a call.
- Bookworm: He is seen reading The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.
- Distressed Dude: He has the distinction of being the first person Sam and Dean save in Supernatural—on-screen, that is.
- Don't Go in the Woods: Captured by a wendigo during a camping trip. It traumatized him quite a bit, as seen when he reappears.
- Just Eat Him: Luckily for Tommy, the wendigo strings his food up alive, instead of just eating or killing it.
- Killed Off for Real: By Crowley in "Clip Show" (S08, E22).
- Tears of Blood: As part of Crowley's attack.
- Thicker Than Water: When Tommy doesn't send them new videos to keep in contact, Haley and Ben get worried enough to hire a guide to take them into the woods and find him.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: When he thinks he's being mended by another wendigo years later he's remembered all of the right ways to fight back. Unfortunately, it's a demon, not a wendigo, that's after him.
Portrayed by Megalyn Echikunwoke
Dean met Cassie when he was on a case in Athens, Ohio, and the relationship became serious with him telling her about being a hunter. She couldn't accept what he told her and broke up with him, but later when her father and family friends die after being run off the road by a mysterious black truck, she calls Dean for help suspecting a supernatural cause. After Dean and Sam eliminate the ghostly truck, Dean mentions that they might continue to see each other, but she says she is a realist and does not see a future for them. Appears in "Route 666" (S01, E13).
- Bare Your Midriff: In the violet top with the white belt.
- The Confidant: For Dean, who shared the Winchester family secret.
- Distressed Damsel: When the Big Badass Rig attacks her house.
- Intrepid Reporter: She works for the local newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
- First Love: Or at least Dean's first sex scene in the series.
- Love Cannot Overcome: The hunter lifestyle. She breaks up with Dean when he tells her "he professionally pops ghosts" and has to leave to work with his father.
- Maligned Mixed Marriage: She has a white mother and black father, who married despite persecution]].
- New Old Flame: Dean and Cassie became involved when he was on a case near her college in Athens, Ohio, and briefly get back together when her father and people close to her family start dying in a mysterious manner in 2006.
Portrayed by Taylor Cole
Sarah Blake is the daughter of an auction house owner in New Paltz, New York. Although she and Sam are attracted to each other and Dean tries to play matchmaker, they don't get involved because Sam is afraid of her getting killed like Jessica. Sarah first appears in "Provenance" (S01, E19).
- Action Survivor: Sarah isn't really impressive enough to cut it as an Action Girl, but she is just an art dealer and at least she tries to keep up with Sam and Dean.
- And Your Little Dog, Too!: Poor Sarah falls prey to Crowley when he starts hunting down those that Sam and Dean had saved over the years to kill them.
- Back for the Dead: Like Tommy Collins, in "Clip Show" (S08, E22).
- Big Damn Heroes: Cruelly subverted. Crowley lures Sam and Dean to Sarah's side so that they will be Forced to Watch her die. After she is already dead, Dean angrily throws the phone Crowley was taunting them on and it breaks to reveal that the demon had hidden the hex bag they'd been frantically searching for inside of it. Sarah dies and the damn hex-bag was in the phone the whole time.
- The Big Damn Kiss: When it looks like Sam's already left at the end of the episode and Sarah looks wistful, Sam suddenly comes back and surprises Sarah with a big, enthusiastic kiss.Dean: That's my boy.
- Braids of Action: Her hair is in two braids when she and Sam are fighting off Melanie's ghost, giving Sarah a more tomboyish appearance, as opposed to her more glamourous appearance in the earlier scenes.
- Brainy Brunette: Studied art in college.
- Death by Irony: Crowley decides to make her suffocate in front of the Winchesters, seeing as how Sam "took her breath away".
- Girl of the Week: Sam's Love Interest in "Provenance".
- Happily Married: In Season 8... but not to Sam. She married Ian, who works in search and rescue.
- Head-Turning Beauty: Dean and Sam have this reaction when they first see her.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Part of the reason Sam is reluctant to hook up with Sarah, which is wise since everyone he sleeps with dies Unfortunately for her she never got to sleep with him and yet still died due to their brief encounter.Sam: Sarah, I had a girlfriend. And she died. And my mom, she died, too. I don't know, it's like—like I'm cursed or something. Like death just follows me around. Look, I'm not scared of much, but I'm scared if I let myself have feelings for anybody—
Sarah: You're scared they'd get hurt, too. That's very sweet. And very archaic.
- Killed Off for Real: Crowley makes her suffocate to death in "Clip Show".
- Missing Mom:
- Losing her mother was so painful for Sarah that she just withdrew from the world for awhile.
- Unfortunately, Sarah herself becomes this in "Clip Show" to her one-month-old daughter, Bess.
- Nice Girl: Unlike most of Sam's Love Interests, she is not a demon or a monster. And she's very gentle with him, always sensing when he's awkward or nervous and making him more comfortable.
- The Nicknamer: Sarah refers to Sam as "Romeo".
- Psychic Strangle: She is magically strangled by a witch's spell used by Crowley.
- Screaming Woman: When Melanie tries to slit her throat.
Portrayed by Nicki Aycox
Meg Masters was a college student from Andover, Massachusetts before a demon-possessed her. Her pleas for help were answered when Sam, Dean, and Bobby exorcised it from her body in "Devil's Trap" (S01, E22), causing her to die from injuries inflicted on her body while she was possessed.
- Adaptation Expansion: The anime gives her more of a Backstory: she's an Ill Girl whose mother was too busy with work to take care of her. When Meg started dying, her mom was manipulated by Azazel into making a Deal with the Devil to save her and ended up possessed and then dead after Bobby and the Winchesters fought her. Meg got possessed shortly after.
- And I Must Scream: Her ghost describes the torment of being possessed by a demon and watching that demon murder people. She hoped the Winchesters would save her, but they threw her out the window, and thus she died when the demon left her body.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Her ghost is turned into a vengeful spirit by a spell, thanks to Lilith.
- Came Back Wrong: Her ghost is turned rabid by Lilith's spell to raise the Witnesses before she's set loose on the Winchesters.
- Demonic Possession: For over a year, horribly traumatizing Meg.
- Dye or Die: The demon possessing her forced her into dying her hair blonde and cutting it short.
- I Die Free: In "Devil's Trap", Dean and Sam exorcise the demon from her body, and Meg thanks them before dying from the injuries sustained from the Disney Villain Death in "Shadow".
- Dying as Yourself: Sam and Dean exorcise Demon Meg from her body, knowing full well it will kill her, so that she can do this.
- Killed Off for Real: Since she was thrown out a window and later shot in the heart while possessed, she died from the wounds after being exorcised.
Portrayed by Tamara Feldman
Angela Maison was a young woman who died in a car crash after she had a falling out with her boyfriend. She's brought back to life by another friend, Neil... as a zombie. First appears in "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things".
- Came Back Wrong: Since Angela was revived via necromancy, she's not only technically still dead, but very pissed at the two people who helped lead to her death.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Neil finds out way too late that reviving Angela because he loved her was a very bad idea.
- Healing Factor: While her zombie body can receive damage, she can repair herself from her injuries, making her very difficult to re-kill.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Sam and Dean have to lure her back into her coffin and stake her right through the heart inside to get rid of her.
- Monster of the Week: The villain of the episode "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things".
- Super Strength: As a zombie is able to easily overpower humans. She easily Neck Snapped of her victim by a simple movement of her hands.
- Tragic Monster: Used to be a Nice Girl before dying in grief and being turned into a zombie.
- Woman Scorned: As a zombie, she killed her boyfriend Matt for having cheated on her and attempted to do the same to the woman he slept with.
Portrayed by Chris Gauthier
Ron was a security guard at a bank in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when he was beaten unconscious by something that looked like his friend, a teller in the bank. Ron realizes that something is wrong and assumes that his friend was replaced by a half-man, half robot, which he terms a "mandroid". When the police refuse to listen to him, he takes everyone in a bank hostage trying to capture the mandroid, where Dean and Sam are hunting a Shapeshifter that had assumed the shape of a bank employee. He is shot and killed, by the police, but returns as a vengeful spirit in "Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester." (S04, E02). First appears in "Nightshifter" (S02, E12).
- Came Back Wrong: He was raised from the dead by Lilith like Henriksen and Meg. Was noticeably more aggressive and pissed at being dead and wanted to snap Dean's neck.
- Conspiracy Theorist: He seemed to be obsessed by a connection between aliens and Cheeseheads before he decided to track down the mandroid.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: Ron saw the pattern in the robberies and the eye flare on the security footage. But he came to the wrong conclusion.
- Geek Physiques: Of the fat variety.
- Killed Off for Real: Shot by the police in his debut episode.
- Properly Paranoid: He turns on a floodlight when Sam and Dean knock at his front door, then asks to see their badges. Ron also made copies of all the security tapes from the bank because he thought the police would bury them.
- Room Full of Crazy: The walls of his home are filled with drawings, news-clippings, and photos.
- Slippery Skid: Falls on the shed skin of the Shapeshifter.
- Vigilante Man: Ron takes everyone in the bank hostage in order to capture the mandroid when the police wont listen to him.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Thinks the thing responsible for the attacks is a mandroid. It's actually a shapeshifter.
Portrayed by Elizabeth Whitmere
Tara Benchley is an actress that the Winchesters meet on the set of Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning in Hollywood, California. Dean is a fan of her work in FeardotCom, Ghost Ship, and Boogeyman. Dean and she end up having sex in her trailer. Portrayed by Elizabeth Whitmerenote . Appears in "Hollywood Babylon" (S02, E18).
- Bad "Bad Acting": Including monotone delivery, breaking character, and the pathetic scream, while portraying Wendy.
- Camera Fiend: Takes Polaroids on the set and has pictures of the crew members.
- Celeb Crush: Dean is attracted to Tara and is a big fan of hers.
- Girl of the Week: Dean hooks up with her in "Hollywood Babylon".
- Screaming Woman: While she has difficulty with her scream during the scene, she has no problem when she finds the body.
Portrayed by Regan Burns
McG directed Charlie's Angels, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and Hell Hazers. Sam and Dean meet him on the set of Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning in Hollywood, California. Appears in "Hollywood Babylon" (S02, E18).
- Adam Westing: The McG character is portrayed as an unctuous jerkass.
- Casting Couch: This is hinted at after Tara says she doesn't need to see the concept art sketches and will find it. McG then says, "I know you will, pumpkin." He next places his hand on her chin.
- Creator Cameo: Real Life McG is seen standing behind Sam and Dean holding the clapperboard for camera B, when the character McG is addressing the crew about shutting down production temporarily. He is chewing gum and is wearing a black shirt, sunglasses, and tool-belt.
- The Merch: When he addresses the crew about temporarily shutting down production, he is wearing a Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning black baseball cap with red lettering.
- Mid Life Crisis Car: He is shown getting out of his yellow Ferrari.
- Prima Donna Director: McG has some of these tendencies, especially when afraid he is losing control. For instance, he hands his keys to an assistant who has a cup of coffee for him when he gets out of his car.McG: Only I can say cut.
Portrayed by Clif Kosterman
Tiny is a large bald tattooed prisoner in Green River County Detention Center near Little Rock, Arkansas. He says his brother shot their father, but never says why he is in prison. Appears in "Folsom Prison Blues" (S02, E19).
- Abusive Parents: His father treated him badly, giving him self-esteem issues.
- The Big Guy: He towers over the guards and other inmates, who are not little guys.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Tiny admits to self-esteem issues from his father's abuse.
- Bullying a Dragon: Dean makes fun of Tiny the day after Tiny's friend, Lucas, died after being locked in solitary for being in a fight with Dean.
- Disappeared Dad: His father is dead, because his brother shot him.
- Fat Comic Relief: "Cause, you know, they're just doughnuts. They're not love."
- Ironic Nickname: "Poor Tiny, man. Poor, giant Tiny."
- Killed Off for Real: Dies in his debut episode.
- Made of Iron: Dean's punches and the headbutt don't even phase Tiny.
- Psychic Surgery: Nurse Glockner reaches into his chest, and squeezes his heart.
- Shadow Discretion Shot: When attacked by the ghost.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies in the same episode he is introduced after having a bonding moment with Dean.
- We Need a Distraction: Dean starts a fight with him so that Sam can sneak into the old cell block.
Portrayed by Michelle Borth
- We can have a future together. Have our own family. I love you, Dean. Please.
In the Wishverse created by the Djinn, she is a nurse and Dean's girlfriend. They live together at 53 Barker Ave., Lawrence, KS 66044. Once Dean returns to reality, he realizes she was really a model in an advertisement for El Sol Beer. In the advertisement, she is lying on a beach under the tag line "go someplace better". Carmen Porter appears in "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, E20).
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Carmen's dark hair and pale skin as well as her knowing and mature attitude are reminiscent of Tessa from "In My Time of Dying" (S02, E01). The fact that Dean's dream woman resembles his Reaper has some unsettling implications.
- Bedmate Reveal: Dean is surprised to wake up next to a beautiful woman.
- Come Back to Bed, Honey: Carmen assumes Dean is having trouble sleeping when she finds him in the living room.Carmen: Well, why don't you come back to bed and let's see if I can do anything to help.
- Dressed to Heal: Dean realizes Carmen is a nurse when he sees her changing into green scrubs with her name tag clipped to the pocket.Dean: [looking at Carmen's rear as she changes into her scrubs] I'm dating a nurse. That is so... respectable.
- Girl of My Dreams: Subverted Trope. Carmen seems to be the perfect partner for Dean, but when he returns to reality he realizes he had previously seen her in an advertisement for his favorite beer, suggesting she is a part of the Wishverse fantasy.
- Hollywood Kiss: Dean and Carmen have quite a few romantic kisses.
- Hospital Hottie: She is a nurse at the local hospital and is quite attractive.
- Kiss Me, I'm Virtual: Dean seems genuinely attracted to Carmen, and even after he realizes she is not real he kisses her back when she tries to convince him to remain in the Wishverse.
- Lust Object: She's entirely based on a poster girl from a beer ad Dean is attracted to.
- Modesty Bedsheet: When she's first introduced sleeping next to a confused Dean, she has the sheets tucked around her body to cover her bust, although it still shows her bare back and legs.
- Ms. Fanservice: Spends most of her screentime wearing just a nightrobe.
- One True Love: Dean suggests Carmen could be this for him.Dean: You know, I get it.
Carmen: Get what?
Dean: Why you're the one.
- Your Favorite: She gives Dean his favorite brand of beer, El Sol. Cruelly subverted after Dean wakes up from the Wishverse, and finds his 'perfect girlfriend' smiling back at him in a magazine ad for this beer.
Portrayed by Cindy Sampson
Dean's one-night-stand from eight years ago, they reconnect temporarily in "The Kids Are Alright" (S03, E02), and she takes him in after the events of "Swan Song" (S05, E22). He lives with her and her son, Ben, until Sam returns in "Exile On Main St." (S06, E01). First appears in "The Kids Are Alright" (S03, E02).
- Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: She gets mad at Dean for coming back every time she starts to move on.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Lis".
- Ambiguously Brown: She has olive tanned skin.
- Demonic Possession: In "Let It Bleed", one of Crowley's lackeys possesses her and stabs her in the gut as "insurance". Dean exorcises her and takes her to the hospital, but she's on the verge of death until Cass shows up.
- Girl of the Week: In her debut. She went on to reappear in another Season 3 episode and a handful of Seasons 5 and 6 episodes.
- Good Bad Girl: It's implied that she was this when Dean met her, before she had a kid and settled down some.
- I Have Your Wife: Crowley kidnaps her and Ben in "Let It Bleed".
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Why Dean has Castiel erase her and Ben's memory of him.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: After the Braedens are kidnapped to use as leverage against him and Lisa nearly dies as a result, Castiel wipes their memories clean of Dean at Dean's request, to spare them the trauma they underwent by virtue of being associated with him.
- Living Emotional Crutch: After Sam's Heroic Sacrifice in "Swan Song", she is implied to become this to Dean.
- Love Interest: She was one of the few women Dean actually fell in love with.
- Mama Bear: She does not want Dean around because he might be a bad influence on Ben. She furiously orders him away when he teaches Ben to hit other kids (albeit to fight back against a bully) and is royally pissed off with Dean after he shoved Ben while infected with vampire blood.Dean: Lisa, I'm sorry, but this is actually the... worst time in the universe to talk. C—Can we do this later?
Lisa: You shoved my kid, Dean, how about we do this now?
- New Old Flame: Had the "best night of her life" with Dean back when they met in 1999. They rekindle their romance when they met again.
- Understanding Boyfriend: Gender Inverted version. She's willing to try to make things work between her and Dean even when he goes back to hunting in Season 6. Until vampire!Dean comes to her house, freaks her out, and shoves Ben.
Portrayed by Nicholas Elia
Lisa's son. First appears in "The Kids Are Alright" (S03, E02).
- Big Brother Worship: Towards Dean. Later on, Dean himself tries to dissuade Ben by saying that he's not someone he wants to see Ben turn into.
- Break the Cutie: In Season 6, when he was kidnapped by demons and his mom was possessed. Which is why Dean had Cas erase their memories of him.
- Calling the Old Man Out: To Dean in "Mannequin 3: The Reckoning":Ben: You're a liar, Dean. You say family is so important, but what do you call people who care for you, who love you even though you're a dick? You know you're walking out on your family, right?
- Generation Xerox: To Dean, as seen in "The Kids Are Alright". They aren't actually father and son, but...
- I Have Your Wife: Crowley kidnaps Ben and Lisa in "Let It Bleed".
- Kidanova: Another Played for Laughs Dean attribute.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Dean has Castiel erase her and Lisa's memory of him in "Let It Bleed".
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Played with; Lisa denies Ben is Dean's father in "The Kids Are Alright", saying she's had it confirmed by blood-testing, but says otherwise when possessed by a demon (albeit with other obvious lies). It's been confirmed by Word of God that they're not related.
- Name's the Same: As Benny the Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, who appears in Season 8.
- Not Blood Related: Lisa claims that she had a DNA test done and Dean is not the biological father. He looks after Ben like his own anyway.
- Much like Dean, Ben has his own Daddy Issues with him. Not only is Ben angry at Dean for leaving him and Lisa, but also because the demons came for them just to torment Dean in "Let It Bleed". Until Cas erased his and Lisa's memories of Dean.
- Tranquil Fury: In "Let It Bleed", Ben is silently furious with Dean for putting him and Lisa in danger, which was the exact reason why he left them. When Dean tries to apologize for his mom getting hurt, Ben just walks out of the room.
Bela Talbot (Abbie)
Portrayed by Lauren Cohan and Tiera Skovbye
A thief and black market dealer for supernatural objects. First appears in "Bad Day At Black Rock (S03, E03).
- Abusive Parents: Her father, specifically, but seeing as how she had both parents killed, her mother might not have been much better.
- Alas, Poor Villain: When her Deal with the Devil comes due in "Time Is On My Side", admitting that she doesn't deserve to be saved.
- Asshole Victim: As a kid, she made a Deal with the Devil to kill her abusive father. As an adult, she herself was this to Lilith.
- Bad Samaritan: Any time she offers assistance or aid to the Winchesters, it's never out of the goodness of her heart and always driven by ulterior motives that only cause more trouble.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: She has an antagonistic sexual tension with both Dean and Sam.
- Card-Carrying Villain: She knows she's going to Hell, and isn't particularly bothered by that fact.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Bela will often give the Winchester Brothers more trouble than aid whenever she gets involved. Her debut episode, she steals Dean's winning scratchcards. In Red Sky At Morning, she helps them steal the cursed artifact they're looking for, only to steal it and sell it on the Black Market. In Dream a Little Dream of Me, she gives them the resources they need to help wake Bobby from a coma, only to steal the Colt in the process.
- Consummate Liar: As Dean oh-so-eloquently puts it, "when that bitch breathes, the air comes out crooked!" She even lies about why she made her Deal with the Devil on her deathbed, telling Dean, "They were lovely people. And I killed them. And I got rich. And I can't be bothered to give a damn," with a smile. As revealed at the end of "The Real Ghostbusters", she was also lying about to whom exactly she gave the Colt to.
- A Day in the Limelight/Villain Episode: Eric Kripke admitted that "Red Sky at Morning" became "the Bela show".
- Deadpan Snarker: Even when Dean's holding a gun to her head.
- Deal with the Devil: She made one when she was 14 to get rid of her parents. It comes due in "Time is on My Side".
- Death by Flashback: Her backstory is revealed in flashbacks in the same episode where she dies.
- Debt Detester: When paying Sam and Dean off with cash for saving her, Bela admits she hates to be in anyone's debt.
- Dragged Off to Hell: When her Deal with the Devil comes due in "Time is On My Side".
- Dragon with an Agenda: Is ordered by Lilith to kill the Winchesters near the end of Season 3, but is only doing it because Lilith told her she would lift the contract.
- Eating the Eye Candy: Is fond of ogling the brothers. Dean even complains she objectifies him.
- Entitled Bitch: Goes to the Winchesters for help when her ass lands in the line of fire. But she hates asking others for help, immediately decides that she will save herself when it looks like they won't help her, and later admits that she knows she doesn't deserve to be saved. In fact, you could say that her reluctance to ask for help is why she and Dean go to Hell at the end of the third season.
- Evil Brit: Or, at least, Amoral-But-Rather-Nasty-And-Very-Untrustworthy-Brit.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She doesn't buy that hunters are trying to save people, calls them one step away from being serial killers, and seems to think the brothers are kind of adorable for thinking otherwise. She also assumes that Sam and Dean want cash payment for saving her in "Red Sky at Morning" rather than some gratitude.note When Dead tells her in "Time is on My Side" that if she'd been honest with them instead of stealing the Colt, they could have worked together to take out Crowley and Lilith, she replies "I know, and saved yourself," showing how she didn't understand that Dean would have been willing to help even though he hates her.
- Eviler Than Thou: Though Bela certainly isn't the nicest character, we realize just how out of her league she is in her dealings with Lilith and Crowley.
- Expy: She shares many similarities to Catwoman. She's a thief with Money Fetish, an affection for felines and Belligerent Sexual Tension to the males who oppose her, being the Catwoman to Dean's Batman. And no, they didn't get together.
- Faux Affably Evil: She'll often act friendly to gain people's trust, or just to annoy her enemies.
- Freudian Excuse: Discussed by Dean in "Red Sky at Morning" when he snidely asks if her daddy didn't hug her enough, which became rather infamously Harsher in Hindsight as of "Time is on My Side", where it's strongly implied that her father sexually abused her. He was still right about Bela having become the way she is because of something from her past. She started to open up to the Winchesters about it slightly in "Red Sky at Morning", telling them that she knows that they wouldn't understand because nobody ever did, but quickly shut down. The only other time she acknowledged herself as being "damaged" was to use it against Dean, telling him, "Takes one to know one." By the time Dean was pointing a gun at her in "Time is on My Side" and confronting her about her past, she obviously wasn't in the mood to share something so painful, even though it probably would've gotten him to lower his gun, at least. Bela went in the opposite direction of a Freudian Excuse to paint herself as a monster because she'd rather die being hated on her own terms than have Dean know about the chinks in her armor.
- Friendly Enemy: Hunters in general don't seem particularly fond of Bela, but they put up with her and occasionally work with her. Then she takes the Colt and the Winchesters become less interested in bantering and Foe Yay and more interested in hunting Bela down, killing her, and reclaiming the Colt.
- Foe Romance Subtext: Sam has erotic dreams about her, while Bela lampshades their Belligerent Sexual Tension by suggesting "angry sex" with Dean.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Bela's double-crossing and self-interest end up sealing her fate when she steals the Colt from the Winchesters; as Dean coldly points out to her, if she had just swallowed her pride and asked for their help, they could have worked together to take down Crowley, Lilith and the hellhounds that are now coming for her. Instead, she handed the only thing that could have killed her enemies straight to them, and she pays dearly for it.
- Informed Attribute: Lauren Cohan revealed in the companion guide for Season 3 that she believed that Bela was having fits of conscience off-screen over her actions and wanted nothing more than to be friends with Sam and Dean, hunting evil with them. You would never have suspected that from the way that Bela actually acts on-screen.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Any time Bela seems to show some act out of kindness, there's always a flip side to it. When she came to Sam and Dean's aid to help Bobby awaken from his coma, it was just so she could get close enough to steal the Colt and sell it to a buyer.
- Karmic Death: Had she asked for help to begin with, the boys would have helped her and both she and Dean could have potentially gotten out of their deals. Instead, she betrayed them (again) by nicking the Colt — the gun that can kill anything, including the demon who holds her contract and the hellhound sent to kill her — and actually giving it away to Crowley and Lilith to try to get them to break her contract! They inevitably betray her, she is forced to also try to kill Sam to break her contract, and dies alone, ripped apart by a hellhound because she made enemies out of the heroes and gave away the only thing that could have killed her real enemies. She had also left the safety of the hotel room she'd warded against hellhounds, in the aforementioned assassination attempt on Sam, which is a third strike against her.
- Master of Disguise: She keeps a plethora of wigs as well as costumes for occasions when she needs to disguise herself.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Even Bobby thinks that "Bela Talbot" is her real name! It is revealed in her last episode that her real first name is Abbie, but not what her full name is.
- Rape as Backstory: She was implied in a flashback to have been sexually abused by her father by the time she was 14.
- Rich Bitch: Oh, yes. Money is about the only thing she cares about.
- Self-Made Orphan: In a roundabout fashion: she made a deal with a demon to kill her parents. Though given the demon's vague phrasing that she would "take care of them," it's unclear if Abbie was even aware if the demon was going to kill them.
- Smug Snake: She's always insufferably smug... that is, until her death.
- Stepford Smiler: She pretends to be perfectly happy. She isn't.
- Taking You with Me: She hopes to pull this on Lilith when she uses her last words to rat her out to Dean. You can't yank a girl's chain about getting set free from her deal like that, Lilith.
- The Tease: After seeing Dean in a tuxedo, she compliments him and proposes they have "Angry Sex".
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Implied to have been this when she was Abbie.
- Villainous Breakdown: Bursts into tears when she realizes that she's about to die and be taken to Hell. She even gets desperate enough to tell Dean that she needs help, despite the facts that A.) it's already way too late for her, B.) he's too far away to save her, and C.) he hates her too much to help her. That she is frightened enough to forget all of this and to ask for his help because she's still trying to believe that she can get out of this illustrates that Bela is well and truly scared out of her mind at this point.Bela: Dean, listen, I need help. [...] I know I don't deserve it.
- Villainous Crush:
- Wild Card: She'll work with the Winchesters when it's convenient, but will also betray them at a moment's notice.
Portrayed by Elizabeth Marleau and Carrie Ann Fleming
Karen Singer was Bobby's wife. She became possessed by a demon and attacked him, forcing him to stab her to death to fend her off. Rufus exorcised her and helped Bobby dispose of her body, then trained him as a hunter. Karen first appears in "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (S03, E10).
- Came Back Wrong: Death resurrects Karen as a zombie in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" to punish Bobby for helping Sam resist Lucifer. Although she tries to fight it, she eventually starts devolving into a mindless, flesh-hungry monster, and ends up begging Bobby to kill her before she hurts him. He tearfully obliges.
- Demonic Possession: See the description above.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: When she was possessed.
- Killed Off for Real: She does come back in Season 5, but dies for real at the end of the episode where she's brought back.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Exploits it in Season 5 to keep Bobby from knowing that she remembers being possessed and getting killed by him.Karen: I remember everything, you know. When I died. That demon taking over my body, and the things it made me do. And Bobby having no choice but to—Well, you know what he did. But I can see it in his eyes when he looks at me. The guilt. It weighs on him.Dean: So why don't you just tell him you remember?
Karen: I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you've never been in love. He's my husband. My job is to bring him peace, not pain.
- The Lost Lenore: The love of Bobby's life, and the reason he became a hunter.
- My Greatest Failure: Karen wanted to have kids. Bobby knew that but didn't tell her he didn't until after they were already married. When she found out, she screamed at him about it before collapsing into tears and saying she hated him. She got possessed three days later.Bobby: Biggest regret of my life, this fight. You'd think it was when I had to stab her to death, but...no. All through that...I was thinking we never got to get past this. If I'd have known, I'd have said anything she wanted to hear.
- The Other Darrin: Carrie Ann Fleming replaced Elizabeth Marleau in Karen's second episode because the latter was heavily pregnant at the time of the episode and the idea of a pregnant zombie was a little more than the crew could handle.
- Posthumous Character: Bobby stabbed her to death prior to the series, but she makes appearances through dreams and undeath.
- Staking the Loved One: Poor Bobby.
- Supreme Chef: Dean approves of the quality and quantity of pies she whips up.
James "Jimmy" Novak
Portrayed by Misha Collins
Jimmy is a devout Christian who sold ad time for an AM radio show. He is married to Amelia, and has a daughter named Claire. The ability to serve as an angelic vessel runs in his bloodline. When he tells his wife about being contacted by the angel Castiel, she begs Jimmy to get psychiatric help, but Jimmy agrees to be Castiel's vessel if Castiel keeps Jimmy's family safe. Later when Jimmy regains control of his body after Castiel is recalled to heaven, Jimmy no longer wants to be Castiel's vessel and attempts to go back to his family. However, he agrees to return to being Castiel's vessel to spare his daughter the fate of an angelic vessel. Jimmy dies and his soul goes to heaven after Castiel's death in "Lucifer Rising" (S04, E22), but at least some of his traits remain in the vessel, such as Castiel's craving for hamburger in "My Bloody Valentine" (S05, E14). First appears in "The Rapture" (S04, E20).
- Action Dad/Papa Wolf: Don't threaten Claire.
- A Day in the Limelight: In episode "The Rapture" (S04, E20).
- A Death in the Limelight: The death part being rather ambiguous. In fact, when Castiel was becoming more human in Season 5, he mentions his vessel was incredibly hungry. However, it's now been confirmed that following Castiel's vaporization at Raphael's hand, Jimmy's soul was sent to heaven.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: It's eventually confirmed that he did go to Heaven, as Castiel promised in "The Rapture", and his wife joins him after her own death.
- And I Must Scream: What being possessed by Castiel amounts to.
- Big Eater: Which Famine exploits.
- Crisis of Faith: Not that he doesn't believe, but he becomes rather disillusioned with Heaven as a whole.
- Rage Against the Heavens: When his wife and daughter are being held by demons, he yells at Heaven, specifically Castiel, for failing to keep his promise to protect Jimmy's family.
- Smite Me, O Mighty Smiter!: When he believes Castiel has abandoned his promise to protect Jimmy's family.
- Take Me Instead: Tries this with the demons twice, hoping they will let Claire and Amelia go. Later, he successfully convinces Castiel to possess him instead of Claire.
- Together in Death: He reunites with Amelia in Heaven after she dies to save Claire.
- Unlikely Hero: The Winchesters see him as a mook, but he mentally survives being possessed by Castiel for months. Then, he escapes the Winchesters to return to his family and ably attempts to save his family from demons. Finally, he sacrifices Heaven to spare his daughter the torment of being Castiel's vessel.
- Willing Channeler: For Castiel. The first time, anyway.
Portrayed by Emily Perkins
A fan of the Supernatural book series. First appears in "Sympathy For The Devil" (S05, E01).
- Abhorrent Admirer: How Sam regards her. Not because she's ugly, but because she's his Stalker with a Crush Fangirl.
- Audience Surrogate: She's a Winchester fangirl with little respect for boundaries, such as the ones between the fictional characters in the Supernatural novels and the actual people she meets.
- Back for the Dead: Appears to be killed by Chuck in Season 15. Though may be subverted if she was in fact merely "banished" like her children and (possibly) her husband.
- The Bus Came Back: She returns in Season 7, and again in Season 15.
- Cute and Psycho: In "Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!", when she essentially rapes Sam.
- Deal with the Devil: Again, in "Time for a Wedding" to get Sam to marry her.
- Fangirl: Of the Supernatural book series.
- Irony: Puts Sam under a Love Potion because she wants an impressive-looking boyfriend. Yet she dated Chuck at one point, meaning (unknown to her) she was dating God! He dumped her but hey, God did the same to the entire planet.
- Loony Fan: When Becky gets the opportunity to interact with Sam shortly after finding out that he's a real person, she has no sense of boundaries and says everything she's thinking no matter how offensive or off-putting it might be.
- Love Makes You Crazy: See Cute and Psycho.
- Stalker with a Crush: She's obsessed with Sam and uses Chuck's books to figure out where he'll be.
- This Loser Is You: She is basically a Take That! to the more rabid fangirls.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Her final appearance in Season 15 portrays her as a well-adjusted person who recognizes that her past behavior was harmful and inappropriate, but still maintains a healthy love for Supernatural.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Despite being a hardcore fan of the Supernatural books, she thinks Guy is a friendly Wiccan out to help her get the love of her life, rather than recognizing him as a crossroads demon out to both steal her soul and neutralize the Winchesters. Even when Sam points out the obvious connection, she refuses to believe it because that would mean she's not meant to be with Sam.
- Yandere: For Sam. She drugs him with love potion, ties him to her bed when it wears off, and almost sells her soul so that he'll fall in love with her.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Her introductory scene has her writing a Wincest Slash Fic.
Portrayed by Mark Pellegrino
A former family man who lost his wife and infant son in a home invasion and lived in the family home by himself, keeping items from his child. Became the vessel of Lucifer throughout Season 5, appeared as Lucifer's ghost afterwards. First appears in "Sympathy For The Devil" (S05, E01). Nick, the true owner of the vessel, appears to re-emerge in Season 14, deeply troubled over what he enabled Lucifer to do and grief-stricken that his decision caused him to desert the fight to have his family's murders solved.
- Brainwash Residue: After Lucifer is removed from his body, Nick retains some of his body tics, such as attempting a Badass Fingersnap when he gets annoyed with Castiel.
- The Bus Came Back: Although his physical vessel has appeared on the show frequently throughout the series, we haven't seen Nick in control of his vessel since Season 4.
- The Chosen One/The Antichrist: Nick gets singled out by Lucifer, but since Lucifer is an angel rather than a demon like Azazel or Lilith, he needs Nick's consent to possess him. Nick gives said consent.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Jack snaps his bones and burns him alive. Agonizingly.
- Deadpan Snarker: When Lucifer tells Nick his name, Nick recognizes him as Satan and says the quote above.
- Dead Person Impersonation: When Lucifer appears to Nick in his dreams, he takes the form of his dead wife, Sarah.
- Despair Event Horizon: Nick had crossed this long before he meets Lucifer, when a burglar killed his family.
- The Dragon: To Lucifer in Season 14. As Lucifer is in the Empty, he has to rely on Nick to resurrect him, while Nick himself is eager to reunite with the Devil and be his vessel once more.
- The End of the World as We Know It: Nick is an instrumental part of the Apocalypse, seeing as how he's the man Lucifer uses while on Earth.
- Evil Feels Good: He carries out several murders for the sake of revenge, but eventually he comes to the conclusion that his family's death was just an excuse for his bloodlust.
- Freedom from Choice: He would rather be possessed by Lucifer again than have to cope with the grief of his family's death.Nick: I'm bonded to you, and what you are. I think it's how you first found me. I don't know who I am if I'm not you. No consequences, no pain, no sorrow. I want that back!
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Nick steadily grows more and more unhinged and eventually just realizes he wants to be powerful again as Lucifer's vessel, becoming an evil killer to reunite with the Devil.
- Meaningful Name: Nick becomes Lucifer's vessel. One of the Devil's nicknames is Old Nick.
- Outliving One's Offspring: The death of his baby is one of the reasons he chooses to become Lucifer's vessel.
- Prayer of Malice: After realizing that he enjoyed his Roaring Rampage of Revenge, Nick prays not to God, but to Lucifer, asking for him to be reborn and reunited with his vessel.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Nick survives Lucifer's death, he subsequently goes on a crusade to avenge the death of his family, interrogating and killing anyone who might have any connection to the unsolved murders.
- Satan: Becomes the vessel for Satan, aka, Lucifer, in Supernatural.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Lucifer plays this on Nick and convinces him to help him get answers from God. After Lucifer is destroyed, Nick goes off to investigate and avenge his family's death, eventually discovering that they were killed by the demon Abraxas. Filled with grief, he wishes for Lucifer to be woken up from the Empty so the archangel can possess him again. What makes this especially fucked up is that Abraxas was likely acting on Lucifer's orders.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: As far as Nick the human goes, he personally only appears in Lucifer's initial episode, and every episode with Nick afterwards is Lucifer in his body or impersonating him; Nick himself is not seen after Season 5. It is subverted in Season 14, however (see below).
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Nick's fate after Lucifer possesses him is a complete mystery, as while Lucifer continues to live, there is no indication that the various mortal wounds he sustains don't kill his vessel. Finally subverted with Season 14, where we see Nick alive and well, which is miraculous in itself since Lucifer was killed by impalement, like other angels are, and their vessels usually die with them if that is the case (although Sam speculates that the special properties of the Archangel Blade might have something to do with his survival).
Portrayed by Adam Groves and Theo Devaney
- Abusive Parents: Played for Laughs, albeit very dark ones, by Crowley, who mentions how he used to get drunk, beat on Gavin, starve him, beat on him, wake up hungover, beat him some more, and so on.
- Archnemesis Dad: Crowley for him. He hates Crowley as well and tells the location of Crowley's bones to save Bobby. By the end of "King of the Damned" (S09, E21), their relationship becomes a lot better, courtesy of Crowley getting hit by a case of Humanity Ensues and Gavin being informed that he's the Prince of Hell (technically) and taught to read.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Has patched up things with Crowley since the latter prevented him from going back to the Star, to the point that when he chooses to return back, Crowley is devastated.
- Back from the Dead: Abaddon brings him back through Time Travel in "King of the Damned".
- Broken Pedestal: Hilariously inverted when he looks impressed to hear that Crowley is the King of Hell. He even considers himself the Prince of Hell.
- The Ditz: Doesn't appear to be very smart, much to Abaddon's dismay.
- Entertainingly Wrong: He thinks Crowley and Abaddon are angels at first. They're actually the exact opposite.
- Eye Scream: Abaddon briefly makes his eyes bleed in order to coerce Crowley into doing what she wants.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: In "King of the Damned" (S09, E21), he is brought to the present day from the 18th century!
- For Want of a Nail: Because he didn't return after Abaddon spirited him away from the Star, his fiancee was left alone against rapists who were given green light by her teacher to rape her, which causes her to turn into a vengeful spirit bent on killing all teachers. When he returns with her to the ship, all the killings are immediately undone.
- Foregone Conclusion: Crowley knows that sending him back to the 18th century to catch his boat to the New World would mean that Gavin dies when it sinks. So he elects to avert this trope and keep him in the current day, changing the timeline, which displeases Sam and Dean. Then subverted later on when he decides that living in 21st century isn't great for him after all and returns back in time to die in the ship.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Decides to leave with his fiance back in the Star to prevent her from killing teachers, which would led to his death in the shipwreck.
- Identical Grandson: Rowena mentions that he looks a lot like her father (i.e. his great-grandfather).
- Never Learned to Read: Because Crowley didn't give him an education. He gets better, though.
- Retcon: His first appearance state he was the captain of his ship, later ones indicate that he was just a passenger.
Portrayed by Cindy Busby
Personal assistant to Don Stark, who is a property developer and a witch. Sam and Dean save her by shooting and destroying a hexed coin in her kitchen after she bites into a cupcake with a beating heart inside and starts choking on blood. First appears in "Shut Up, Dr. Phil" (S07, E05).
- And Your Little Dog, Too!: Crowley kills her because she was one of the people saved by the Winchesters.
- Back for the Dead: In "Clip Show" (S08, E22).
- Blood from the Mouth: After biting into the cupcake with a beating heart inside.
- Death by Irony: She is burnt to a crisp in her own oven.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Bakes cupcakes.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A blonde woman whose fairly nice to everyone she's shown interacting with and is confused and offended by the suggestions that she's having an affair with her handsome boss, simply stating that he's a married man in a way which suggests this is an absolute deal-breaker for her.
- Girl Friday: Don's chipper and dependable assistant.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Swears a purple shirt in her second scene.
- I Ate WHAT?!: After she bites into the cupcake.
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by Crowley in "Clip Show". note
- Locked Out of the Loop: She seems to have no idea that her boss and his wife are witches, and is very weirded out by being attacked by magic, although she does quickly accept Sam and Dean's explanation that she was hexed.
- Mistaken for Cheating: Sam and Dean assume she is having an affair with her boss.Jenny: Me and Don Stark? Ew.
- Nice Girl: She bakes cupcakes for Don not because she's sleeping with him or because it's her job to, but just as a nice gesture, respects that her boss is married, and while confused after nearly being killed, she doesn't get suspicious of or hostile towards the Wincehster's.
- Sexy Secretary: Wears a form fitting dress to work that makes it easier to see why Sam, Dean and Maggie assumed that Don might have been having an affair with her (given his past history).
- Sweet Tooth: Not all of the cupcakes she bakes are for Don. Some she eats herself.
- To Absent Friends: In "Clip Show" (S08, E22), Dean says, "You were a great gal, Jenny Klein."
- Tuckerization: Shares a name with one of the Supernatural writing staff.
Portrayed by Lissa Neptuno
Kevin's girlfriend. First appears in "Reading Is Fundamental" (S07, E21).
- Asian and Nerdy: Like Kevin, she's pretty hardcore about her academic performance, though she's not nearly as obsessive about it as him. The fact that she ends up at her safety school is treated with equal horror to the fact that she's been possessed by a demon.
- Demonic Possession: One of Crowley's followers takes over her body to keep an eye out for Kevin after Crowley loses track of him. She only regains control of herself twice — the demon wakes her up to convince Kevin she's still alive and it later dispossesses her right before she dies.
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by Crowley.
- Neck Snap: Crowley killed her by snapping her neck.
Portrayed by Khaira Ledeyo and Lauren Tom
- Action Mom: Oh so much. According to Sam, she's an even more dangerous enemy than the King of Hell.
- Angst Coma: At the end of "What's Up, Tiger Mommy?", but she's back to normal by her next episode. That said, given that she goes from a near-catatonic state to already over the next hill in only a few minutes, it may have been part of a ruse to ditch Sam and Dean.
- Boyish Short Hair: She chopped off her long hair between the seventh and eighth season.
- Bus Crash: In "Taxi Driver", Crowley tells Kevin that in-order to get a fix on his location, he had to go through another Tran to find him. It was left ambiguous if Crowley was telling the truth or if he was lying his ass off to mentally torture Kevin. It turned out to be the latter. In the Season 9 episode "Captives", it's revealed that she's still alive and was held captive and tortured by Crowley and another demon for a year until the Winchesters rescued her.
- Damsel in Distress:
- Leviathans kidnapped her at the end of Season 7. They let her go after Kevin translated the Word of God for them.
- She was kidnapped again in the end of Season 8, but this time by Crowley, who made everyone believe she was dead. It took a year for the Winchesters to find out she was still alive and rescued her.
- Deal with the Devil: She ends up bidding her soul to save Kevin from getting bought by Crowley. But then the monster she sold it to got killed, so it looks like the contract's been broken.
- Demonic Possession: When she gets an anti-possession tattoo on her wrist, Crowley just burns it off and takes control of her anyway.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: She punches Crowley in "What's Up, Tiger Mommy?" for kidnapping her son.
- Education Mama: Zig-Zagged: she's a perfectionist who clearly takes pride in Kevin's intelligence, but she also leaves Kevin a voicemail the morning of the SAT telling him not to worry about his test score or what school he gets into.
- Idiot Ball: Juggles this in "A Little Slice of Kevin" when she enlists the help of a witch to help her create demon-killing bombs, then actually is surprised when the witch immediately sells her out to Crowley. Sam and Dean's reaction to this says it all.
- Mama Bear: If you even mock her son, she'll punch you in the friggin' face, King of Hell or not.Linda: Stay away from my son.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Learns this from Sam. She deals with it as well as could be expected.
- The Other Darrin: Her actress was replaced in Season 8 because Jeremy Carver is a fan of Lauren Tom.
- Stacy's Mom: When trying to get a rise out of Kevin (who's wearing headphones and listening to music to block him out) in "Torn and Frayed", Dean admits that he thinks that Linda is incredibly sexy. She's hot enough that in "What's Up, Tiger Mommy?" that even Crowley tries to flirt with her!
- Took a Level in Badass: Like Kevin, she gets much tougher after learning about the Supernatural in Season 8. She later captures a demon left to kill her and gets him to divulge where Kevin is being held.
Portrayed by Liane Balaban
Sam's girlfriend whom he met while Dean was in Purgatory after he hit a dog. First seen in "We Need To Talk About Kevin" (S08, E01).
- Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: Dean is not pleased that Sam settled down with her instead of trying to find him while he was in Purgatory.
- The Alcoholic: She drinks rather heavily.
- Brainy Brunette: Amelia appears to be smart, educated, and logical.
- Broken Bird: Due to her husband's disappearance and seeming death.
- Deadpan Snarker: Nearly all of her remarks are tinged with some snark, with a great deal of it being rather mean-spirited in nature.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She appeared to be an Ice Queen at first. Eventually, she became more understanding after meeting Sam.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She says it pretty much word-for-word in "Southern Comfort". She hated getting it from other people after her husband, Don, got (seemingly) KIA while serving in the army.
- Hospital Hottie: Amelia is a veterinarian.
- Hypocrite: She says that Don's a good man, and that she doesn't want to hurt him... right after she gets finished sleeping with Sam.
- Jerkass: Her Establishing Character Moment has her getting upset at an obviously panicked Sam for shouting about an injured dog, then berating him into adopting the dog he accidentally hit with his car (without taking the time to consider whether or not he's actually able to care for said dog).
- Kindly Vet: An aversion. She's kind to the animals she treats, but if her Establishing Character Moment is any indication, she's not always as good to the people who take them in.
- Licked by the Dog: She only starts to soften up when Sam's new dog runs into her motel room and jumps up on her lap in "Blood Brother".
- Love Interest: For Sam in Season 8.
- Overprotective Dad: She has one who initially disapproved of Sam.
- Tsundere: A very harsh Type A, to the point where the deredere part is rarely visible.
- Widow Woman: Subverted — she only thought Don was dead.
Rabbi Isaac Bass
Portrayed by Hal Linden
A Rabbi and a member of the Judah Initiative who is searching for the Ledger of the Thules to stop the Nazi Necromancers from recovering it. Appears in "Everyone Hates Hitler (S08, E13).
- Defiant to the End: Knowing he's being tailed by a Nazi necromancer, Rabbi Bass finally calls him out and dares him to kill him. When the Nazi does so, he dies laughing in the Nazi's face.
- Nazi Hunter: and a supernatural one at that.
Reverend Buddy Boyle
Portrayed by Kevin Brief
Reverend Buddy Boyle is a popular televangelist with an international following. He preaches during his show called the Goin' For Glory Hour that his followers should say yes to the angels as he believes Bartholomew is an emissary from God. First appears in "I'm No Angel" (S09, E03).
- Acceptable Religious Targets: He is a televangelist with a Southern accent.
- Decoy Leader: He is the public face for Bartholomew's operation.
- Glory Hound: He named his show Goin' For Glory Hour and is willing to sacrifice his followers in order to get his special reward from God.
- Good Ol' Boy: Reverend Boyle goes by Buddy and has a southern accent.
- Holy Halo: He preaches in front of a backdrop showing clouds with rays of light shooting out around his head.
- Knight Templar: He accepts that there will be casualties among his followers, but continues to further Bartholomew's scheme.
- Milking the Giant Cow: Reverend Boyle uses a lot of hand gestures during his sermon, twice throwing his hands up in the air.
- New Era Speech: His sermon is a Rousing Speech complete with emphatic hand gestures and a dramatic backdrop, which claims we are living in the "most sacred of times" and there is nothing to fear from inviting in the angels.
- Power at a Price/Utopia Justifies the Means: Reverend Buddy Boyle is willing to sacrifice his followers to obtain his reward from God and realize the plan of the angels, but does truly believe he is doing God's work.
- Scam Religion: Bartholomew perverts Reverend Buddy Boyle's television ministry to serve his own purpose.
- Sinister Minister: He is helping recruit humans for the angels.
- Suspiciously Specific Sermon: His sermon about accepting the angels was not a coincidence, as it was engineered by Bartholomew.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Bartholomew reveals in "Captives" that all of Buddy Boyle and his followers were converted to vessels although some exploded as they couldn't handle an angel inside them. It is unclear what happened to Buddy Boyle, especially now that Bartholomew is dead.
Annie "Alex" Jones
Portrayed by Katherine Ramdeen
A homeless teenager who is forced to become a blood slave for a vampire coven in O'Neill, Nebraska. She is briefly turned into a vampire but is rescued and cured by the Winchesters and Jody, who decides to adopt her. First appears in "Alex Annie Alexis Ann" (S09, E19).
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Her reason on why she doesn't want to feed on Jody.
- Berserk Button: Don't call her Annie.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Jody in the nick of time before Brainwashed!Mary is able to harm her.
- Birds of a Feather: She chooses to live with Jody because both of them have lost their entire family.
- Dead Guy Junior: Alex is the name of Celia's dead daughter.
- HeelFace Turn: Helps Jody to kill Celia at the last minute after seeing how the latter is merely using her.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. She trades her life for Claire and Jody's, but just before Richard can kill her, Claire distracts him long enough for Dean to behead him.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Because she has never been able to live a normal life, the moment she is freed from servitude, Alex does her best not to get involved with the supernatural. This contrasts her perfectly with Claire, who does her best to get involved with the supernatural.
- Meaningful Rename: She was renamed Alex after her vampire mother's deceased daughter. Eventually, she came to accept it as her identity because of her increasing familiarity with the coven.
- The Medic: "Ladies Drink Free" reveals that she's training in a nursing school after high school graduation. She puts this skill to good use when Dean injures his leg while breaking out of the MoL bunker.
- Our Vampires Are Different: She is one of the few vampires to be fully cured, thanks to not being transformed completely.
- Parental Abandonment: She was raised by her grandmother, until a band of vampires abducted her when she was a young girl. As a teenager, she is informed that her grandmother died of old age. Then she loses her vampire family as well, but by then she has made up her mind to move in with Jody.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Claire's red. She tries to be a proper girl, while Claire jumps at the merest hint of an adventure.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: See also Claire's entry. She and Claire are contrasted in everything from hair color (brunette vs blonde), personality (reserved vs aggresive), and life choice (wants to be normal vs wants to be special). Alex is also a cured vampire, while Claire is, as of Season 12, a cured werewolf.
- Single Girl Seeks Most Popular Guy: Her dating Henry, the most popular boy from her school, is even discussed by her mother. There's a reason for that, and it's not pretty.
- Stockholm Syndrome: She was kidnapped by a coven of vampires but came to regard them as her family.
- The Talk: Alex gets the receiving end of this by Jody and very-not-helping Winchesters, courtesy of Claire.
- Woman Scorned: Doesn't take nicely to Henry telling her that his affections are fake. And by not nicely means that she punches him before giving a go ahead for her sister to behead him.
Portrayed by Travis Aaron Wade
An ex-Marine who seeks revenge on Dean Winchester. First appears in "Black" (S10, E01).
- Anti-Villain: Type II. He seeks revenge on Dean and tortures Sam, but only because Dean offed his father when he was a kid and he believes he's a murderous psychopath. Once Cole learns the truth, he accepts his vengeance is misplaced and goes home to his family.
- Dawson Casting: An adult example. Cole is stated to have been 13 years old when Dean killed his father in 2003, making him 24-25. Wade is 39 years old, 3 years older than Jensen Ackles (he's likewise joked about this in interviews).
- The Determinator: At the end of "Reichenbach" (S10, E02), he starts researching anything he can find on demons in his mission to kill Dean.
- HeelFace Turn: Thanks to an asswhooping, subsequent talk-to, and explanation of what really happened all those years earlier from Dean, he realised his vengeance was misplaced and would only hurt him in the long run, as such he agreed to call off his quest for vengeance and go back to his family.
- Humans Are Bastards: Believes this after his tours.Sam: I don't know how to tell you this, but...there are monsters out there.
Cole: You don't think I know that? I did two tours in Iraq. Special Ops. Darfur. The Congo. I've seen suicide bombers and child soldiers so hopped up on speed that they could barely talk, but they could sure as hell shoot an AK.
Sam: Not that kind of monster.
Cole: Don't tell me about monsters, cause I've met my share.
- Mundanger: At the beginning of the tenth season, he is just an ex-military man unaware of the supernatural world, yet he successfully captures Sam.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His whole agenda against Dean.
- What the Hell Are You?: Says this to Dean after seeing his black demon eyes.
- The Worf Effect: After being set up as a badass, Dean overpowers him easily. Then again, it's Demon Dean. He's now researching everything he can on demons to give him an edge. Sure enough when he comes back he's got enough edge to capture and torture a real demon. Trouble is Dean's been cured and is now pure human by this point.
- You Killed My Father: Dean killed his father in 2003. That's why he wants him to pay. Unfortunately, Dean has killed so many, he doesn't remember who the hell Cole's father was. Not that he appears to be trying all that hard. It turns out Demon Dean was lying to mess with Cole further, and Dean does remember. He explained to Cole that his father had been turned into some sort of monster and Dean had to kill him to stop him from murdering his family. This reveal helps Cole get over his quest for vengeance.
Portrayed by Connor Price
- Abusive Parents: His father, Munroe Styne, threatened to kill or dissect him if he didn't want to cooperate with his family.
- Guilt by Association: Dean, affected by the Mark of Cain, killed him anyway just for being a Styne.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: He really wishes he wasn't a Styne.
- White Sheep: Of his family.
- Why Couldn't You Be Different?: His family's reaction to him, as he has no interest whatsoever in carrying the family tradition.
Portrayed by Courtney Ford
An aide and secret lover of the current President of the United States, Jefferson Rooney. She sincerely wants the two to eventually elope and have a child. Unbeknownst to her, Jeff at that time is possessed by Lucifer, who grants her wish by impregnating her with a Nephilim, whom she later names Jack. Cue demons and angels following her to either keep alive or destroy the creature. Kelly first appears in "LOTUS" (S12, E08).
- Babies Make Everything Better: She wants this to happen, in part to cheer up Jeff after his wife's death. Unfortunately, she ends up becoming impregnated with a Nephilim, and her life has been nothing but suck since then.
- Back from the Dead: Her unborn son resurrects her after she committed suicide. She speculates that this is the proof he is not the monster he is made out to be.
- Bath Suicide: Attempts this when Dagon locks her in. She actually succeeds, but Jack brings her Back from the Dead.
- Bed Trick: Sleeps with Lucifer who's possessing the body of her lover. It's not particularly dwelled upon in the narrative.
- Damsel in Distress: From the time she meets Dagon until Castiel rescues her, she goes through a self-inflicted case of this.
- Death by Childbirth: Dagon says that carrying a Nephilim baby to full term is always fatal to the mother.
- Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Despite practically every single character from the side of good telling her that carrying the offspring of Satan is not right, Kelly does not want an abortion, because it's her baby.
- Horrible Judge of Character: She trusts Dagon over everyone else who warns her of Lucifer's child. At the end of "The British Invasion", she realizes her mistake when Dagon cuffs her and tells her she won't survive the birth.
- Imperiled in Pregnancy: Carrying a Nephilim is hard for any mother, a Nephilim fathered by an archangel even more so. Not only are the angels and hunters all trying to hunt her down, but the pregnancy also has a side-effect of hurting her as time progresses. Dagon outright states that she will not survive the ordeal were she to decide to continue on. However, if she does decide to continue, her son will make sure she succeeds, up to and including resurrecting her if she dies.
- Killed Off for Real: She finally gives birth to Jack in Season 12 finale and dies in the process. That said, it's entirely her choice.
- Mama Bear: The whole reason why she chooses to carry the offspring of Lucifer and in the process evade the forces of good in exchange for the protection of a demon is because she is his mother.
- Mystical Pregnancy: She carries a Nephilim, a half-human, half-angel creature who is considered as an abomination by almost everyone. Worse, the father of the Nephilim just so happens to be the Devil himself.
- Not Right in the Bed: Laying in bed breathless post-sex Kelly seems to think "Rooney" has been better in bed than usual, but doesn't dwell in it, oblivious to the fact she actually just slept with Lucifer. She later confesses to Sam she feels something's changed about him.
- Posthumous Character: She occasionally appears to Jack in visions after her death in Season 12.
- Protectorate: For Castiel, who promised that he would look out for her and keep her safe, especially from Lucifer.
- Secret Relationship: Her relationship with President Rooney is in a secret to avoid as scandal since his wife has died recently.
- Sleeping with the Boss: And her boss is the President of The United States, no less.
- Standard Female Grab Area: Dagon takes her this way after a brief encounter with the Winchesters. She actually doesn't try to rebel or protest, since she's still unsure whether to go with her or with the Winchesters.
- Talking in Bed: She gives "Jeff" (actually Lucifer) an As You Know talk about their secret relationship in bed after they have been intimate, while they're only wearing Modesty Bedsheets. This exposition is convenient to both Lucifer and the audience.
Father Lucca Camilleri
Portrayed by Massi Furlan
A priest from Malta who was given the honorary title apostolic protonotaries supernumerary by the Pope and declared un uomo santissimo or "a most holy man." He spent 20 years doing charity work all over the world, including Africa and South America. When the skull of St. Peter was stolen from the Holy Sisters of Malta Monastery, Father Camilleri was tasked with traveling to America to retrieve the holy relic. He first appears in "A Most Holy Man" (S12, E08).
- Badass Preacher: While he's not much of a fighter, he does personally go to retrieve a relic that some very dangerous people want.
- Nice Guy: One of Lucca's greatest characteristics is his compassion. He spent decades performing charitable work in impoverished areas of the world that needed his help, work that gained the attention of the pope himself. He even risked his life to save Dean during a gunfight, even though he was ordered to stay outside where he would be safer.
- Token Religious Teammate: The pope himself has referred to Lucca as "a most holy man."
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Averted. Despite his belief of making the world better, Lucca possesses a realistic perspective. He knows that a good thing could also be a stupid thing and that "many times they can be the same."
- A World Half Full: Lucca expresses that he believes that the world is not perfect and can never be perfect, but that fact doesn't excuse bad choices or actions. Instead, Lucca believes with hard work and dedication, people can make the world a better place.
Portrayed by Frank Welker as Scooby and Fred, Grey DeLisle Griffin as Daphne, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, and Kate Micucci as Velma
That's right. The Mystery Inc, perhaps the very first hunters of the supernatural. They end up helping Sam and Dean with a ghost that somehow travels from the real world to theirs. They appear in "Scooby Natural" (S13, E16).
- Break the Cutie: Sam and Dean unintentionally do this to Mystery Inc. by telling them that ghosts and monsters really exist. It takes a Rousing Speech from Dean as he recounts their past exploits to help calm them down.
- Hidden Depths: The episode hints at Daphne being an atheist.
- I Warned You: Shaggy all but pretty much says this as the gang has their Freak Out
- Status Quo Is God: The trio ask the ghost kid to shapeshift into the episode's original culprit so that Mystery Incorporated doesn't have to think about supernatural monsters existing anymore.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: They don't seem to be that all concerned with the dead bodies they discovered, much to Sam's annoyance.