Best Characters In Supernatural

Who is the best Character in the TV program Supernatural?

The Top Ten

1 Dean Winchester Dean Winchester Dean Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural.

Dean Winchester is iconic. He's a Hero without Superhero powers but still stands toe to toe with powerful beings and tries to sass his way out of trouble when his trusted shotgun won't work. He doesn't believe in his own worth but never gives up fighting for what he believes in or for those he believes are worth more than himself, sometimes he's not even a nice guy other times he's downright loveable, he is a complex character with shades of dark and light and more inner demons to fight than external ones. On top of all that he's played by one of the most talented and underrated actors on T.V..

My favorite character of all time, he is the best

Dean is the best. Forever.

I want to clear something up real quick. Dean isn't just a bad boy, jock, "walking innuendo". He's insecure, was abused by his father(most likely psychological and physical), and he's a nerd (makes at least 2 references every episode). Please take the time to appreciate the detail that Kripke and the rest of the writers put into his character

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2 Castiel Castiel Castiel is a fictional character portrayed by Misha Collins on the CW Television Network's American television series Supernatural.

Castiel is the most interesting character in my opinion as you don't know what he is gonna be like next. He is also the strongest and the weakest character at the same time, as he always swayed by his duty to heaven and his emotions when it comes to the Winchester. I would love to see Castiel all the way til the show finale because he is awesome! I think he doesn't get enough appreciation by the brothers though. It's like he's been taken for granted, and when he did something not according to the Winchester, he gets punished. I've been watching this show from start, and I think it's a great show but it's kinda sortof same old kind of thing later on, until Castiel shows up. He just lights the room the very minute he walks into the scene. I like Castiel most, and Misha is awesome as an acter and as a person. No one could play Castiel better than Misha because I've already admired his work and commitment to the society.

Castiel is my favourite. The show got better when he came into it. he's so loyal to sam and dean. You never know what his character is gonna be like each episode which makes it so interesting

My absolute favorite character loved him when the show introduced us to him he looked badass. Still is though

He is so funny and totally in love with Dean. I watch the show primarily for him and when he's gone I die a little inside. He definitely adds a lot to the show. I began watching the show half way through the first season and did fine without Cas, but once I knew what I'd been missing, I could never be without anymore. - Splashstorm

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3 Sam Winchester Sam Winchester Samuel "Sam" Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural along with his older brother Dean.

Sam Winchester is one of the two brothers of the show, who is kind hearted smart caring sexy man. He and his brother Dean drive in the Impala fighting the good fight, side by side always having his brothers back.

Why is Asstiel the second one on this list when Supernatural has 2 leads, Sam and Dean Winchester. Sam is an amazing hunter, raised by his big brother Dean. They saved the world a billion times, Sam saved so much people and still he's hated or underrated. SAM and JARED deserve more recognition and respect! From fans and from crew! He's a genuine guy who lost too much, who has been insulted and hated by everyone, except Dean (maybe...) still he's the same little bean as always. He's my favourite character in all the T.V. story 'cause I feel like connected to him. Sam know that I will always fight for you. Akf!

Sam is very brave and caring and selfless, he's always trying to do best thing. He loses everyone he loves, his mum dies before he got to know her, his father hates him for wanting to be normal and he thinks that his brother thinks he is such a disappointment. He deserves so much more attention than he gets from fans. He went through so much, he dies, he was put in a cage, he lost his love (several times), his brother turned his back on him, his mother leaves (AGAIN), his friends die. He is left all alone in the world and he is still trying to do his best to save this world that gave him everything but rest and long - term happiness. He is a true hero in this show and everyone should at least respect him, I mean he was tortured, by Lucifer, in his head and still tried to save lives. Just a friendly reminder, Sam Winchester would give his life for you even though he doesn't know who you are

Sam has been through so much and he is still the kindest and sweetest little pumpkin in the bunch. His girlfriend dies, his brother dies, he has to kill another lover of his, he gets pumped full of demon blood and manipulated to open the gates of hell [damn how good do you think he feels now], he also DIES, PAINFULLY, gets put in a cage, tormented by the devil and his brother, then gets yanked out without a soul, tormented some more and he still has the energy and will to want to save everyone, and the patience to calm those in panic down with a soothing voice and a cheery smile. He is amazing, smart, tall, has flowing locks of a majestic beast and a smile made of sunshine. NO ONE PUTS SAMMY I A CORNER.

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4 Bobby Singer


Bobby was an amazing character. He was the father the boys needed when theirs was off hunting and too busy seeking revenge. He has hilarious lines and the kind of personality that really does remind you of your drunk uncle. He always helped the boys when they needed it, even when Crowley had his soul. He was the Winchesters true fatherly figure, John may have died for them but Bobby lived for them.

Bobby was the glue that kept the Winchester boys alive and saving the world. So sad to see him go. I hope Castiel brings him back from heaven, at least for another 20 years and then he can go back and hand out with Rufus.

From the end of the first season Bobby was there. He kept "his boys" in line even before John was dead. He taught them more, gave them more, and loved them more than any other character on the show. Bobby was also very REAL, he lived in the middle of nowhere, ran a scrapyard, and had a filthy house of a bachelor. The only things you could be sure of in Bobby's house were he was better stocked than a bar with beer and whiskey, he had a several open books in multiple languages at any given time, and he was in charge of answering at least half a dozen phone lines which were coded with names such as "FBI". All spn fans love Bobby, and hate he was killed off, but he has been in at least one episode every season, I hope they bring him back, at least once in season 12.

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5 Crowley

Unknown why I think he is the best. I may be able to relate to him. Dark side of us all. Kevin

Best character by far

So CROWLEY is the one who held Dean's deal for Sammy's life! Me not liking him very much.

I like crowley. because there is tension when he walks in. He is the darth vader of Supernatural. When you see him you don't know, he might be good, bad, funny, serious. It makes him mysterious. I like. Castiel is an easy 2nd though.

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6 Gabriel

Okay, besides Castiel, Gabriel is my favorite character from the show. It's just so sad that he was in only 5 episodes. At first he was depicted as this witty and somewhat maniacal trickster. But later on, we get to know his true side. Yes, he's still witty and has a killer sense of humor, but he was an archangel that just wanted to escape his family's fighting. He wanted peace, but was too afraid to intervene. And seeing his own brother, Lucifer, kill him just broke my heart. He was adorable, had a thing for sweets, and was just plain lovable. I mean, he became a fan favorite in the first episodes he appeared in! I hope he comes back in later seasons. I really miss him. - Supernatural

His best episode was Changing Channels, he killed somebody with The Incredible Hulk! Like, that's awesome! And the Dr. Sexy M.D. I thought was pretty funny... But the funniest was Nutcracker! And that host was super funny! And then the commercial for Herpexia, LOL! A tear came to my eye when he died though! SO SAD! I hate alternate Mikey boy!

Gabriel was only in four episodes of supernatural, but quickly became many people's favorite character (me included). Not only is he witty, adorable and has a brilliant sense of humor (that I think compensates for him killing people for fun) but he is also quite a deep character. Like Sam, he only wanted to get away from his family. Again, like Sam, he was forced back into that mess. I really hope that he is back for good this time, but I doubt it.

Because he is the best

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7 Lucifer

Lucifer is all together a unique character. It is interesting to see his development from when he is first out of the cage up to Sam's hallucinations. In all sense Lucifer does not believe himself to be evil and believes that humans are the evil that was thrown upon the world. When he was first created he showed sympathy towards Sam and was patient with Sam and you understand that he wants to prove himself correct to his father. You understand that he wants to up show his brother and get back the dignity that was torn from him. When he is shown in the hallucinations you realize that he is utterly pissed because he thought Sam would have been the way for that to happen, but in reality it wasn't so he took it out on Sam in the cage. Lucifer by this point was not only betrayed by his Father and his Brother, but Sam in a way as well. He is my favorite character, because there is more to him than just plain evil. - Lucifer_leviathan

Agree - BloomFire

My dear Luci is so adorable and cute. Yes, I just called the devil cute and gave him a nickname. I mean he was vanished from heaven just because he wouldn't love the humans more than he loved his own father. He didn't want to love something more than he loved God. You know this is a weird show when you despise 90% of the angels and have more sympathy and love for Satan. I mean the guy is downright lovable. Especially since he's played by Mark Pellegrino, who by the way is an amazing actor. Lucifer is misunderstood and all he ever wanted was to get revenge for something he simply saw wrong. I just feel really sad because Mark won't be playing Luci next season. But still, I'm team Lucifer, God can go shove a stick up his you-know-what for abandoning his children. - Supernatural

He's SO HILARIOUS IN THIS. He is so funny. Not the best character but he's up there all the same. - ILostMyShoe

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8 Ash

Ash is the funniest dude out there. I missed his raw laid back attitude and down-right unbeatable sense of humor.
-not to mention his hair...
"All business up front, party in the back"
Here's to Ash, RIP

Ash was a great character. I was sad when he died.

Ash's heaven is the best too. he literally gives no cares.


9 Jack Kline

Jack has been a great addition to Supernatural! It’s great to have that breath of childlike innocence in a show where almost everyone has done horrible things along the lines of murder and torture. - AnnaOfArendelle332

10 Death

Yum *violently licks lips*

If I was GOD THE FATHER myself I would had spared sweden at least from destruction because I like the potato chips, coke, pepsi, incest hentai mangas, spagetti and some music and even taking long showers for example. If I were GOD THE FATHER himself in human body I would had I said I liked little about the earth like tasting potato chips and for example drinking coke and pepsi and being awake all night and listen music like THE ROLLING STONES, MICHAEL JACKSON, ELVIS PRESLEY, QUEEN, LED ZEPPELIN and EMINEM for example. About infinite power would you find it amazing if that would been far higher than 10000000000 trillion supernovas put together if GOD THE FATHERs power was that high and higher if he could start over 3 million natural disasters all over the world at exactly the same time and continue for 3 to 6 days if just by his declaration it could happen if by declaration I could mean for I am the lord your god or for I an your lord THE FATHER.

Not only is he actually sensible and kind, but he shows regret for the things he has done. He connects to the human emotions when teaching Dean what it's like to be him, and he saved a whole city because he loved the pizza they have. He's incredible and by far the best horseman.

RIP in piece. You saved an entire city because you liked the pizza. We will always remember you.

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The Contenders

11 Jo Harvelle

When I saw Jo and Ellen's death, I was literally devastated. I actually was really attached to their characters and I think Jo had a really strong and great personality. I also shipped her and dean!

Jo harvelle and Ellen. should never had died, it's season 13 now and I'm literally dieing for them to come back seeing a lot of other characters from a long time ago have returned. Bobby,Kevin, Missouri, and Mary. BRING BACK THESE LADIES! The sad thing about this is we don't know where they are at. They weren't in heaven with pamela which means...i don't want to think about that. Just bring them back we need more females in this show anyway

I think that Jo Harvelle is a strong independent woman that should not have died. I also wished that she and Dean got together.

Why was Jo or Ellen not on the list, one of the saddest death scenes of all!

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12 Charlie Bradbury

It’s always nice to see a character who knows absolutely nothing about the lore come into their own. Charlie went from D&D to full on bad ass hunter.

She killin the game.

Charlie is what every woman aspires to be-headstrong, independent, brave and intelligent. Plus, she's not afraid to show her geeky side. She's empowering, brave, kick ass, and a hero.

She was amazing. Smart, intelligent and most of all... loyal. Her love for Sam and Dean was admirable, but unfortunately that's what for her killed. Was super mad that they killed her off. She was really overlooked and underrated. The Winchesters loved her too. She deserved better. I loved her sense of humour and her curiosity and her adventurous spirit.

The best women in the series she is funny, brave and smart and she has beautiful hair

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13 Chuck Shurley

He is literally god

Chuck was amazing! Miss him so much

Chuck was amazing, in Season 11 Episode 20 turns out to be God, The oldest and most powerful being in Existence.

Chuck was awesome. Miss him very much

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14 Ellen Harvelle
15 Bela Talbot

Bella was amazing, she got what she wanted. She was smart and slightly manipulate. It kills me that Sam and Dean never knew why she made that deal. She was 14 and trying to get it out of a bad situation. They just look at her like the thief who kept getting the better of them. She knew what was going on and she became a thief, but she is still awesome. I don't get how anyone could not like her. it is so depressing that she went to hell for a mistake she made to get out of a horrible situation WHEN SHE WAS 14. Dean made the same mistake in his mid twenties. They think that she made a cross rode deal to get money. It is one of the most depressing stories in the show( I think Adams is worse) because it ends in a good person going to hell. My sister wants her to come back as a demon, but I think that would probably be just as depressing. She is really awesome, and I can't believe some people like someone like Naomi more than her.

Even though a lot of people hated Bela, I thought she was so bad ass and I would do whatever it takes to get her way. I hope she comes back as a demon.

I loved her, she was so sassy. Great character, wish she hadn't died.

I loved her she is a badass, second best female character after Meg. I don't get why she is so underrated

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16 Claire Novak

Claire should get more than just 0% She's an amazing character that's been through so much! Her father was possessed by an angel and left her and her mom. Then she finally gets to see him again but it's short lived...then her mom left to go find him making her a troubled teen who turns out all right after some help of Cass and the winchesters! I mean she was a werewolf! Not only fought off the urge to eat, she was strong enough to be cured making her the first cured werewolf! Now she's a hunter on her own! She's come pretty far for just a 0%

I ABSOLUTELY Love this character, she has a great relationship with the guys. Especially Dean and Cass, Cass feels responsible for her and I can see why. He took her whole life away from her. When he left her life fell apart, he stole her dad from her and then her mom became obsessed on finding him which lead to her downfall too. Then Claire's grandma died leaving her completely alone and she became a troubled teen. But with a little help from Cass and Dean she matured and became a great young adult hunter. She tried to save her mom and technically saved Cass's
life and then Dean and her had some issues but they all resolved themselves and now they are as close as ever. Dean even is like a father figure to her just like he was with Ben. I mean Claire survived being a werewolf and the cure. And she is a hunter! And has the best mom ever JODY MILLS! And then there's her adopted Sis Alex. It's the life Claire needed... and it's the one she deserves. She may have lost her mother and ...more

Claire Novak is the most daring girl and she deserves to be more liked.

Claire Novak deserves a lot of more love than she is getting she is a strong-willed girl who's had a troubled life since she first appeared shes come so far and she is a HUNTER! She survived being a werewolf and the cure! I don't know a lot of hunters who could do that

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17 Meg Masters

One of the most fun characters the show has. She's psycho and crazy which makes you want them to kill her but at the same time you want her to appear in every episode.

I love Meg so much, she should NOT of died. She was witty, sly, flirtatious, badass, clever. The last girl who played her had a really great voice too, it fit meg so well.

Witty, dangerous and playful. A demon messing with the Winchester's angel... How can it get any better than that? A female character surviving in Supernatural from seasons one to eight!

A supernatural original character staying true to her character since the very first season. She's smart, dangerous, cunning, and overall a cool character.

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18 Jody Mills

Yes! One of the last girls still alive! Jody is a strong character who has been threw so much. I love her!

Beautiful woman. I love how she took in the girl... what's her name... and also Claire Novak. She's such a mother figure. - AnonymousChick

What how is she so low on the list she's like the best

Should not be so low on this list.

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19 Anna Milton

My favorite character of all time, for Supernatural or anything else. She's silk and steel, empathy and strategy, with such huge love for humanity and free will that she gave up everything and risked everything just to get a tiny taste of it herself. The disgraced general, Castiel's fallen friend, Mr. and Mrs. Milton's miracle child. A character full of appreciation for every single part of the human experience, good and bad, an angel who was bitter and wanted more and wanted to be human, a character who was good and compassionate and selfish and strong-willed and intelligent and brave, who believed in herself if nothing else and fought for herself and fought for the world she fell in love with, who never gave up and never wavered, who reached out to Dean to try to help him forgive himself when he was hurting and kissed him to remind him to love himself because others loved him, who gave him a bold smile and took him to bed to give them both a good experience because she was a badass ...more

She should return... I think she's the greatest woman in supernatural... If I were an angel like her, I would kill Sam, too... It's her job - protect the world and Sam is a BIG threat... So, why do many people hate and judge her so much?

20 Ruby

Am I the only oe who hated Ruby? I love Gen though

Ruby gave life to Sams fears an took advantage of it to make evil spead. She is a strong female cartor. What I appreciate from Genvieve put evil in Rush.

I really trusted Ruby. :( -Luna

21 Rowena

Rowena is absolutely amazing!

Best female character so far. - LukeTargaryen

Love her

The most powerful witch...mother of the king of hell and so Malicious...she deserves ALL

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22 John Winchester

I get why he isn't number 1, but why is he so low? He gets so much hate for what he did, even though it wasn't THAT bad as what it could have been. Sam and Dean even SAY THAT in an episode. I mean think about it: He was abandoned by his dad at a young age, he served in Vietnam, he lost his wife in a drastic and horrendous way, he learns of the dangers out there and is terrified for his boys, learns that Sam may actually become something they hunt, and must deal with the fact that he can't introduce them to Adam because there's still a chance of Adam not knowing of the Supernatural world, unlike Sam and Dean. There's actually a point where he tells the boys that he almost died after losing Mary, and that he wouldn't be able to handle losing one or both of them, uses a bullet from the Colt to save his boys, and he SELLS HIS SOUL to save Dean, and right before he does, Sam accuses him of wanting revenge on Mary more than saving Dean, which was the exact opposite of why he was going to ...more

Yes the best

John is a Cool Character, and even if He wasnt the best father, he just wanted the best for Sam and Dean!

Great character!

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23 Adam Milligan

Best character 10/10. Poor boy just wants to see his Mother again.

Poor Adam...still in the Cage...with Michael

My poor baby. Still in the cage. ;-;


24 Balthazar

He is absolutely brilliant! He deserves to be in the top 10.

Why was Balthazar not on the list. Damn
He is brilliant

Love him and the actor, he should be in the first ten

He was my favourite, I miss him

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25 Donna Hanscum
26 Azazel

Scary looking dude

Best villain so far in a way and because of what he did all the other seasons happened not only that but he was king of hell with crowley and alastair under him

Best villain of the series

Azazel is the reason for this show

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27 Rufus
28 Missouri Moseley

She is queen

29 Garth Fitzgerald IV

He's just that spark of hope that makes you think it's possible to be a Hunter without the alcoholism and dark depression. Even after time has passed he is still the same happy person he was when Dean first met him. He's great with kids and manages to keep things steady with his "special" lady. Everytimes I see him I'm reminded that it is possible for Sam and Dean to find their happiness and still be hunters. Every episode with him in it is guaranteed to be hilarious and hopeful.

He's a total sweetheart! He is often the joke of the hunting world, but even though that's true, he's still willing to save lives, especially Sam and Deans

Garth is so cute and the episodes with him always makes me smile

Aww, Garth is such a cutie. He reminds me of bubbles, the power puff girl.

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30 Abaddon

What is with Supernatural and the redheads? They are all badasses and Abaddon is the epitome of the badgirl everyone should fear and look at in awe.

Am I the only one who absolutely LOVED Abaddon? She was gorgeous, sarcastic and confident. I loved how she was trying to be Queen of Hell. I would've voted her.

31 Benny Lafitte

BEnny deserves to be top 5 on this list, honestly this character grabbed me from the beginning he joined the show. The bond he had with Dean was just something else... One of the best characters ever


Strong character, loved him from the get. Mainly I loved how much Dean loved him and it’s a crying(pun intended) shame he didn’t get more time on the show.

32 Alastair
33 Kevin Tran

His death hurt a lot because he is a smart, asian, cello playing, straight A student, kinda religious boy and I know a boy in my class who is a smart, asian, cello playing, straight A student, kinda religious boy and he's been my friend since 3rd grade. - AnonymousChick

Kevin is so sassy, he's funny and so innocent I miss him lol

I love how fed up with the Winchesters bull Kevin always was. He needs to be resurrected.

Kevin Tran was so hilarious in the beginning. We didn't really expect much out of him. He proved us wrong as the show went on. He was souch help to the Winchesters. Sam and Dean treated him like family. Kevin stayed strong even though his life was falling apart.

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34 Cain

Dude was the father of murder. Complete and utter badass

Come on guys, he was a bad-ass.

I literally loved Cain so much, he had such a great backstory and he was a badass. come on, why isn't he higher?

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36 The Trickster

Add this.2% to Gabriel and he'll bump Bobby down a slot.

This is gabriel

The trickster is Gabriel

37 Lilith


Little brat

38 Raphael


39 Michael

Who is powerful than him. Even castiel-God was scared of him.

He was the Oldest Archangel ( Well... Twin with Lucifer). He was extremely powerful just below God,Darkness,Horseman,Satan.He was my favourite character, too bad he is trapped in Lucifer's Cage

40 Hannah

You must be kidding me. Hannah should be in the top ten!

41 Gadreel

His story is so complex and he had so much potential, Gadreel is my favorite character of all time, he's so precious and makes me ___ cry my sweet husband

I loved his story of redemption. Still hoping for his return :D

42 Zachariah
43 Harry Spangler

How could you not like the guy?! - winston24

44 Lisa Braeden
45 Arthur Ketch
46 Mick Davies
47 Jimmy Novak
48 Naomi
49 Metatron

He was literally the funniest character who just wanted to be alone and missed god but was dragged back and tried to fix the problems he might of done some horrible things but his intentions were pure and the way he called castiel asstiel was hilarious

No. - LeiaSkywalker

Metatron is so funny, he is the scribe of God and he deserves higher up in this list than Missouri Moseley who only had a physical appearance in one episode way back in season 1.

50 Eve

The Mother of All is one of the most powerful characters, and the most powerful female villain!

I loved Eve,and it was stupid that she left so fast :(

Eve is the best <3 so sad that she left so fast :(

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