Top 15 of the most memorable characters from Supernatural

Sam and Dean Winchester took us for a ride that took 15 long and amazing seasons with tons of emotions. Sadly, like all good things, Supernatural had to come to an end. During its run, we get to know not only our main characters but also many more, and we decided to show the most memorable ones. The show was exciting, intriguing, frightening, made us laugh and left us crying many times. Creators always managed to surprise us with amazing original episodes like the one from the perspective of the Impala or the Scooby Doo crosover. The investigations were fresh and interesting, our hunters faced various types of monsters and creatures. And friends, let’s not forget about people that helped the brothers. We will not count Castiel as another memorable character because he pretty much became the third brother and many people just can’t imagine this show without him.

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Let’s get to our top 15 most memorable Supernatural characters.

Death (Julian Richings)


We just had to start with this one. Julian Richings created a brilliant interpretation of this shivering character. He was one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. His first appearance in season 5 is probably one of the most memorable moments of Supernatural. It is a shame that creators of the show didn’t have a proper plan how to use the potential of this character later on.

Ruby (Katie Cassidy)

A deamon who dedicated her life to free Lucifer from his cage. She was cunning, evil and had close relationship with Sam. She was introduced to us in time when demons were sill a threat to the brothers. Cool side note – Genevive Padalecki played one of the versions of this demon.

Abaddon (Alaina Huffman)

One of the main antagonists of the 9th season. She was one of the two Knights of Hell, the other being Cain. Abaddon was single-handedly responsible for the extinction of the original Men of Letters. She started a civil war to take over Hell. She had a rather specific sense of humor. Her arrogance made her ignore her opponents and let herself be surprised. She was defeated by Dean with the First Blade and a help of the Mark of Cain.

Jo Harvelle (Alona Tal)

She was the daughter of hunters Bill and Ellen Harvelle. After her father died during a mission with John Winchester, Jo became a hunter herself. She died while saving Deadn and Sam from a hellhound set upon them by the demon Meg. She had feelings for Dean. The death of her and her mother was a real tearjerker.

Amara (Emily Swallow)

The Darkness, often called by her other name Amara, is a supremely powerful primordial entity who has existed since the beginning of time alongside her brother, God. She gave the brothers a real run for the money. She felt lost in the world when she was set free, then she was driven by anger, jealousy and a desire for revenge. However, she was able to admit her mistake, as well as to repair the harm done. This character served as an introduction to the character of God.

Azazel (Fredric Lehne)

The Yellow Eyed. When we speak of him we feel like we are going back to the times when demons in Supernatural were really scary and powerful. The Winchester brothers had cause for fear, especially from the ghastly demon Azazel who served Lucifer. It was he who killed Sam and Dean’s mother and had a huge impact on their lives and on the plot of the series. The character only appeared a few times (for a while he was impersonated by Jeffrey Dean Morgan), but he was the essence of evil and cunning. Yellow-eyed was played charismatically by Fredric Lehne. He remains as one of the most demonic characters in the history of the series.

John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)

Father of the brothers, a tru legend of Supernatural. It was he who taught Dean and Sam the hynter’s lifestyle and left them a journal where they found tips on how to defeat all kinds of monsters. Jeffrey Dean Morgan managed to create a grea, ambiguius hero who stole the show everytime he appeared. He returned to his role after 11 years in the 14th season to celebrate the 300th episode of the series. A trully emotional episode. Of course, fans loved it!

Crowley (Mark Sheppard)

Demon and King of Hell. He was intelligent, impertinent, but distinguished by an extraordinary sense of humor. Mark Sheppard created an inconspicuous character at first glance, but he was extremely expressive and multi-dimensional. Although he was one of the antagonists of the series, it was impossible not to like this demon. Ultimately, he sacrificed himself to close the rift and imprison Lucifer in an alternate world. When Sheppard said goodbye to the series, you could quickly miss him.

Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino)

Probably the most charismatic character in Supernatural. Mark Pellegrino managed to make it so with his superb acting skills. He aroused fear and terror as a Fallen Angel should. He was powerful and very brutal. He was seeking vengance on Winchesters for what they did to him. He also had a volatile and sarcastic sense of humor. Each of his comebacks made the episodes better and more interesting.

Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver)

The character the brothers could always count on. He was a veteran hunter. A friend of John Winchester, he was like a father to the brothers. He’s always been of help to the Winchesters. He aroused sympathy, although he was always a secondary hero. However, he was one of the pillars of the series. Fun fact, he received his name after the producer and showrunner of the series Robert Singer. This character brought tons of emotions, the happy and the sad ones to the show and just had to be on this list.

Kevin (Osric Chau)

He was one of the fan favotires. A recurring character who was kind, intelligent American of Asian descent. He sadly became a prophet and could read the tablets of Leviathans and demos which put a target on his back. He was killed by Gadreel in Sam’s body by order of Metatron. Osric Chau has returned to the series as Kevin from an alternate world and a ghost. A very memorable character.

Charlie (Felicia Day)

Great character, maybe because Felicia Day is somewhat of a nerd herself. Charlie was a nerd and skilled hacker. She later became a hunter. She aroused sympathy thanks to her open nature and cleverness. Known by tons of pop culture references. Dean once referred to her as “the sister he never wanted.” She herself considered them brothers. She was also an LGBT figure and had a soft spot for the same type of women as Dean. She died helping the Winchesters decipher the Book of the Damned. But like several of the other heroes, she too has returned as Charlie from an alternate world.

Gabriel/Trickster (Richard Speight Jr.)

An archangel who always used tricks to confuse his opponents and sometimes – just for fun. He was the youngest of the archangels. First celestial to be seen on the show but the last to be revealed as an archangel.Thanks to him we got the hilarious “Changing Channels” episode. He sacrificed himself several times and this is something that always aroused emotions. He was mainly on the good guys side. A very original character. He rarely appeared on the show but all of those appeariences were deeply remembered.

Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith)

Sam and Dean’s mother. You could appreciate her guest appearances, and when she was resurrected by Amara, she also diversified the plot well, mainly due to Dean’s emotional attitude towards her. However, after some time, the creators lost the concept of this heroine and eventually decided to kill her off using Jack’s character. Nevertheless, she was an important figure in the story, and Samantha Smith made this heroine have a charm about her.

Cain (Timothy Omundson)

former leader of the Knights of Hell, the firstborn of Adam and Eve, one of the most powerful and cruel demons, before abandoning his former life for love. Cain and his brother are also the direct ancestors of Sam and Dean. After coming out of a 150-year retirement to fight Abaddon’s forces, Cain fell back under the influence of the Mark of Cain and began slaughtering his descendants, leading to Dean killing him. Timothy Omundson created a great character whose death was touching.

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What are your favorite secondary characters from Supernatural? What are your most memorable moments? Share them with us in the comments section!

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