Some characters have left an everlasting memorable impression on us. There are some characters who weren’t that appealing at first, but eventually they grew on the fans. Despite the Winchesters being the central attraction of the Supernatural, but there have been numerous supporting characters who added great value to the story. But you would be surprised to know that certain characters almost weren’t a part of the Supernatural. Lucky for us, certain events happened and these characters ended up becoming an integral part of the show.
So Take A Look At Supernatural Characters Who Almost Weren’t A Part Of The Show
4. BOBBY SINGER
Bobby Singer is arguably the most beloved and popular character after the trio of Winchesters and Castiel. There’s no doubt that he’s the best and most caring parental figure the boys ever had. Sam and Dean wouldn’t be what they are without the help of Bobby. He mentored them, looked after them like they are his boys. But did you know that the character of Bobby Singer wouldn’t have debuted on the show if it wasn’t for the absence of Missouri Moseley. The actress Loeretta Devine who played Missouri was unable to appear in Supernatural Season 1 finale therefore Eric Kripke and team was forced to create the character of Bobby Singer. Originally, Bobby was meant to be a one-off character, but he received extremely great positive response which convinced the writers to keep him around. They kept expanding on his character, explored his backstory, and rest is history.
3. CHARLIE BRADBURY
It’s amazing how some of the most beloved characters such as Bobby and Charlie could only appear because some other character’s actor was unable to be present in a specific episode. Charlie Bradbury is the sister the Winchesters wish they had. She is very intelligent and has proven to be a great ally to the boys. The character of Charlie came into existence because the actor Kevin McNally who played the computer expert Frank Devereaux, a friend of Bobby, was unable to be present in the subsequent episodes. The writers came up with the character of Charlie who is also a computer geek and assisted the Winchesters in their fight against the Leviathan Roman. Roman sought out her help in order to break into the hard drive of Frank, but after learning the reality of Leviathans, she not only wiped the drive of Frank, but also accessed the emails of Roman which greatly helped the boys.
2. JOHN WINCHESTER
Even though the character of John Winchester only appeared in a handful of episodes, but his impact on the show is unparalleled. It was John’s character that set the events in motion, trained his boys into hunting who would eventually go on a road trip to locate him. After losing his wife Mary to a demon, he studied about the Supernatural world and became a skilled hunter. It was his knowledge and expertise of hunting that benefitted the boys. You would be surprised to know that the character of John Winchester was supposed to die in the pilot episode. The Original fate of the character involved him meeting his demise in the similar form as Mary at the hands of Azazel. Had John died earlier then it would have affected the story greatly, we wouldn’t get to see the strained yet loving bond the boys share with him.
1. GARTH FITZGERALD IV
Garth is a hunter who first appeared in Season 7 when he tagged along with Dean Winchester and has since made several appearances on the show. Garth was turned into a werewolf and after absorbing a part of Michael’s grace, he became a puppet of Michael. But with the demise of the archangel Michael, he could no longer be controlled by anyone. He could also keep his animalistic impulses in check and retired from hunting. Garth completed his dental school and opened up a clinic.
But did you know the character of Garth almost didn’t make it on the screen. The actor DJ Qualls almost turned down the role because he believed his co-stars Jensen and Jared were too good looking and he would look out of place. But after learning the writers vision and storylines for him, DJ accepted the role gladly and considers it to be one of the best decisions he’s ever made. Also, many might not know, but Garth’s character was supposed to meet his demise in an off-screen adventure. Season 7 saw the arrival of the Leviathans who were disposing off hunters left and right. Garth was also supposed to be one of those hunters, but the executive producer Sera Gammbble rejected the idea of Garth’s off-screen demise, and the character was eventually added to the show. It was undoubtedly one of the best decisions ever made, Garth quickly became popular with the fans, and he is one of the best supporting characters ever.