By lasting so long as Supernatural has (14 seasons!), it is seen the lack of many characters through the years. It’s nonetheless superb that this sequence about two brothers combating monsters has grown into this sprawling epic. Arguments could all the time go on about whether or not or not the present is previous its prime, but when there’s one factor that followers can agree on, it is that there have been some superior character introductions on the present and that it nearly all the time hurts when stated characters depart, whether or not all of a sudden or deliberate.
Whereas the present won’t ever half with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester till the bitter finish, it just about signifies that everybody else is truthful sport for exits. Nicely, Castiel (Misha Collins) might be protected, too. Simply take a look at what number of occasions that nerdy little angel has drifted out and in of the present through the years. Exterior of these three, we’ll say that everybody just isn’t protected from the powers that be, so to talk, as through the years, followers have undoubtedly felt the chilly hand of these powers, seeing beloved or not so beloved characters exit the sequence. Typically, it’s in a candy and nicely thought out method, however different occasions, it’s sudden and just about a metaphorical slap within the face. For one motive or one other, these character exits have tugged at our heartstrings or have labored us right into a frothing rage (let’s not get began on those that have undoubtedly overstayed their welcome). Listed here are 14 Character Exits That Harm The Present (And 6 Who Want To Go).
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20 Harm: John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)
John Winchester undoubtedly falls into the unhealthy father or mother class the present likes to discover. He has left his mark on each his sons: bodily, emotionally, and psychologically. Whereas many of the fandom would in all probability choose to see John get repeatedly attacked, it does really feel like he exited the present a bit too quickly. Granted, he went out saving his son’s life.
Given the resurrections of the Winchester household through the years, it might have been good to see John return as nicely. On the very least, across the identical time that Mary (Samantha Smith) did. If anybody has some issues to say to John about how the brothers have been raised, then it ought to go to Mary.
19 Harm: Garth (DJ Qualls)
Garth remains to be technically in play as a result of he’s alive, so far as we all know. Nonetheless, he’s additionally left the lifetime of looking behind, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see him team-up with the Winchesters anytime quickly. Nonetheless, Garth was a enjoyable man to look at. Whereas not the most effective hunter on the earth, he clearly had a whole lot of ardour for serving to folks in opposition to the hidden, however very actual, monsters of the world. He even tried to determine the place he belonged within the grand scheme of issues, from performing as Bobby for a time, to calling folks “idjits.”
In contrast to most on this checklist, Garth did depart the present fairly fortunately. Positive, he acquired changed into a werewolf, however he has a loving household and a fantastic spouse. Nonetheless, we did miss the man although.
18 Wants To Go: Apocalypse Bobby (Jim Beaver)
In the end, we suppose that the present will go to the multiverse. And with no matter is happening within the Arrowverse, there may be solely so many world-ending occasions that may be proven on one Earth. Naturally, it is sensible to see a world the place the Winchester brothers have been by no means born and that the Apocalypse eradicated the whole lot. Nonetheless, we did get to see some acquainted faces pop up.
Apocalypse Bobby had a whole lot of Bobby’s traits, however with a significant drawback towards angels. Though it took a whole lot of work to get him over that, he’s only a reminder of how a lot we miss our Bobby. He’s served his half, however undoubtedly overstayed his welcome.
17 Harm: Ash (Chad Lindberg)
Ash stays a personality of infinite, but untapped, potential, which is a significant bummer. An MIT drop-out that appears like a roadie for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ash was a mass of contradictions. Whereas he lived out of the Roadhouse and provided assist to hunters, he was largely hands-off for the monster sport. He was nonetheless an endearingly-weird character, who longtime mates will bear in mind fairly fondly to this present day.
It nonetheless stays a waste, although, that Ash was so unceremoniously dumped by the present within the season two finale when the Roadhouse burned down. In later seasons, particularly, his technical expertise would have undoubtedly been helpful to have. With all of the Apocalypse World characters, nobody considered bringing again Ash? Bummer.
16 Harm: Benny Lafitte (Ty Olsson)
Throughout his time in Purgatory, Dean befriends vampire Benny and helps him escape, since Benny and Dean had a very nice, form of brotherly relationship. This was one thing that was sorely wanted through the center seasons as Dean and Sam weren’t on the most effective of phrases on the time.
Benny was a fantastic presence to the sequence. He was bizarre, humorous, and had a fairly fascinating story as nicely. Plus, once more, it was good to have a extra “humanized” monster for the present to share with its viewers and it does really feel like these monsters ought to be round a bit extra.
15 Wants To Go: Nick (Mark Pellegrino)
Nick was all the time a personality that undoubtedly had a whole lot of thriller about him, however we solely actually noticed him for a quick time earlier than Lucifer took him over. His household was taken from him and Lucifer’s guarantees have been sufficient to overpower him. Sure, he would develop into the principle kind that Lucifer would use, however what about Nick?
Nicely, it seems that Nick was a psycho who was solely holding again his true intentions due to an ethical compass or one thing. His time with Lucifer confirmed him that he likes performing darkish actions. On the identical time, it’s additionally making us reevaluate what occurred to his household and his emotions towards them.
14 Harm: Missouri Moseley (Loretta Devine)
Missouri Moseley was a psychic that the boys met within the first season with a connection to their lacking father, and it appeared like she was going to play an necessary a part of the present. Then, she simply sort of mysteriously dropped off the face of the Earth with out a lot as a warning. Whereas she informed the boys, “Don’t be strangers,” they definitely by no means went to see her once more. It was too unhealthy, as a result of Missouri was an fascinating character and the Winchesters wanted somebody on their aspect.
Nonetheless, within the thirteenth season, it was revealed that Missouri had handed. That was sort of unceremonious for a personality with a lot potential, particularly after such an extended stretch of time.
13 Harm: Amy Pond (Jewel Staite)
Why was this character named after the one from Physician Who? That may be a query solely the writers can reply. Once more, she is likely one of the humanized monsters that undoubtedly acquired the brief finish of the stick. As a childhood pal of Sam Winchester, this kitsune was spared by her pal after she protected him from her personal mom.
The best way this character met her finish was sort of disappointing. With the intention to trigger a rift between the brothers, Dean needed to be the one who took out Amy. I suppose the writers simply did not need the brothers to be cool with one another within the center seasons.
12 Wants To Go: Anael/Sister Jo (Danneel Harris-Ackles)
Launched in season 13, Anael is an angel who took over Sister Jo’s physique after therapeutic the girl’s husband in alternate. Working as a religion healer, she finally ends up becoming a member of Lucifer’s trigger. First, she offers Lucifer a few of her grace in alternate for her becoming a member of his trigger after which she helps him escape the Winchesters due to this promise. Within the course of, she finally ends up turning into the First Girl of Heaven, however when she tries to make use of her place to have an effect on change, Lucifer shuts her down. He even tries to injure her when she calls him out on his false guarantees.
Regardless of Harris-Ackles’ Anael being one of many few angels on the present, her character is simply not that fascinating. Hopefully, after her temporary spot in season fourteen, she’ll keep away.
11 Harm: Kevin Tran (Osric Chau)
Kevin Tran was a newly named prophet that the Winchesters labored to guard within the center seasons of the present. An excellent highschool pupil with an intense mom, Kevin translated varied texts for the brothers when wanted, till Gadreel, possessing Sam, smote Kevin on Metatron’s (Curtis Armstrong) orders. In consequence, Kevin would seem on and off within the present, normally as a ghost.
Ultimately, God (Rob Benedict) introduced Kevin to his much-deserved peace after he helped him persuade the Winchesters of his identification. Whereas our Kevin now rests in Heaven, followers did get to see an overly-worshipful Kevin within the Apocalypse World. He would even sacrifice himself for Michael (Christian Keyes), which didn’t quantity to a lot in the long term.
10 Harm: Chuck Shurley/God (Rob Benedict)
Launched in season 4, Chuck was the primary Prophet that the Winchester brothers met (or so that they believed). Neurotic and greater than just a little jumpy, Chuck penned a sequence of books that may later be often known as the Winchester Bibles. On the finish of season 5, he disappeared with an influence that made many followers consider he was God, nevertheless it wasn’t confirmed within the present till season eleven, when he needed to reconcile together with his sister Amara (Emily Swallow).
Truthfully, God hasn’t completed so much on the present, even when he in all probability ought to have completed one thing. Along with his finish, nevertheless, it nonetheless leaves everybody scrambling, particularly with Apocalypse Michael working round. On the very least, he ought to have tried to make issues proper earlier than leaving for good.
9 Wants To Go: Arthur Ketch (David Haydn-Jones)
One of many few remaining Males of Letters, Ketch was undoubtedly one which no one thought would survive. But, right here he’s. Beforehand, Arthur disposed of the those that the Winchesters saved as a means of “tying up free ends.” He’s additionally very unforgiving and appears to haven’t any ethical compass. Regardless of his civilized demeanor, this can be a man who wants to make use of violence.
But, he frequently works with the Winchesters. He helps them defend the world, although he doesn’t care deep down about anybody. It’s simply bizarre that such an amoral character, monster, or human remains to be working round. Possibly, it’s simply to reiterate that typically the nice go early. However man, he simply will get just a little grating after some time.
8 Harm: Lisa and Ben Braeden (Cindy Sampson, Nicholas Elia)
We’ve stated it earlier than in varied posts on Supernatural, however Dean wants to determine if he needs a traditional life or not. When he tries for that ordinary life, it leads him to staying with Lisa and Ben Braeden. Throughout season six, Dean tries to steadiness that dream with rejoining his brother and looking once more, nevertheless it’s a balancing act that in the end fails and leads Dean to have Lisa and Ben’s recollections of him and the hunt erased.
Erasing their recollections undoubtedly looks as if a hasty transfer, even when it was to maintain them protected. It could have been fascinating to see Ben as a hunter, as Ben can be sufficiently old at this level.
7 Harm: Crowley (Mark Sheppard)
Launched as a wink and nod to the beloved character from Good Omens, this Crowley has grown into a personality of his personal over the course of the sequence. For good or for ailing, he performed a significant half within the Winchesters’ lives. Although he normally tries to maneuver conditions to return out on high, it solely works a number of the time.
Whereas Crowley did develop into the King of Hell after Lucifer’s return to the cage, he finally grew drained together with his throne and finally, in a final semi-decent, but sort of egocentric act, he did attempt to seal the Gates of Hell and sacrifice himself to maintain Lucifer in an alternate actuality. I imply, it didn’t work out in the long term, however he a minimum of has some form of peace now.
6 Wants To Go: Lucifer
Earlier than Tom Ellis received hearts and minds together with his model of the Satan, there was Mark Pellegrino (and a number of others) to do it first. Whereas Lucifer has, again and again, tried to take over the world, it normally doesn’t finish nicely for him. Even when he appears like he’ll win, the man loses. Whereas he was so menacing and funky within the fifth season of the sequence, over time, he has develop into whiny. He’s a complainer, and it simply doesn’t make for fascinating villainy.
Plus, with all of the occasions that audiences thought he was actually and actually defeated, he comes again, and it simply loses its effectiveness after some time. With Michael ending him off, in his true vessel, it nonetheless appears like he’s coming again. It simply must cease.
5 Harm: Ellen and Jo Harvelle (Samantha Ferris, Alona Tal)
Ellen and Jo Harvelle have been launched in season two and exited followers in season 5. One other looking household, Ellen tried the whole lot she may to maintain her daughter away from the life, however Jo, nevertheless, needed to comply with in her father’s footsteps and assist folks in her personal means. The pair, in season two, supplied a protected haven for the Winchester boys, and when that was dropped at an finish, they have been all the time prepared to provide them a lot wanted help.
On condition that neither Winchester grew up with a mom, Ellen and Jo clearly crammed the mom and little sister void of their lives. Once they each handed because the Winchesters tried to cease Lucifer in Carthage, it was probably the most gut-wrenching moments within the sequence. We nonetheless miss them.
4 Harm: Castiel (Misha Collins)
Technically, this in all probability doesn’t rely. Castiel, within the center seasons, undoubtedly drifted out and in of the present. Nonetheless, when he went out after setting the Leviathans free, it appeared like Castiel was gone for good and the present undoubtedly acquired weaker for it. Occasions have been powerful for the Winchesters again then and so they wanted Castiel to steadiness them out.
The truth is, it’s a position that he has grown into within the later seasons as he was somebody who was there for each Sam and Dean with out being a associated member of the family. They want that third celebration to assist them obtain a much-needed equilibrium of their lives. With out it, the present was undoubtedly lacking one thing very important.
3 Wants To Go: Michael
Look, the entire “angels are [bad]” factor is completed. They’re largely worn out and Heaven is outwardly falling aside. How about we cease making angelic unhealthy guys and do one thing else? Granted, it is going to in all probability by no means really feel as huge as a number of the earlier seasons, however did we actually should deliver again Michael? Michael just about has the identical disdain for people and desires to rule them. It’s just about the identical stuff that we’ve heard 1,000,000 occasions earlier than.
Michael has father points, we get it. And whereas it was nice to see Jensen Ackles play him, we simply want another sort of Huge Dangerous for a season. The angel villains are boring, simply ship Michael on his means and let him be gone. Please.
2 Harm: Charlie Bradbury (Felicia Day)
Charlie was a breath of recent air in these bizarre center years for the sequence. She was enjoyable, candy, had a backbone of metal, and a willingness to do good on the earth. Very like Jo, she crammed a sort of sister position for the brothers, particularly with Dean. There’s a trope about eradicating feminine characters referred to as “girls in fridges” or “fridge-ing.” Let’s all agree, Charlie was fridged, onerous, and in a very upsetting method. It felt fallacious to do this to the followers and to the character.
Whereas we have now Apocalypse Charlie, who’s similar to the one the Winchesters knew. It nonetheless seems like too little, too late for a personality that deserved higher.
1 Harm: Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver)
Out of all the characters on this checklist, this one damage probably the most. Sure, much more than Castiel. Bobby stays the one father or mother that Dean and Sam Winchester ever had and the one individual on the earth that actually cared about their well-being, happiness, and who accepted them, regardless of any and all errors made on their half. When he left in season seven, it was one of many saddest episodes in the complete sequence. Bobby stays so necessary that he was the one character to get an episode-long, emotional send-off. And he deserved ever single second of it.
Whereas it’s been years since Bobby handed within the universe, it nonetheless impacts each Dean and Sam to this present day. He was their Dad and so they liked him, which is one thing that by no means goes away for any little one.
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