While both Sam and Dean Winchester are the primary protagonists of the Supernatural, but there’s no denying that the popularity of the character of Dean is simply unparalleled. Dean is the archetype of a hero, a character with unbelievable amount of courage and fearlessness, who has experienced tremendous amount of pain and tragedy, made numerous sacrifices. The character of Dean wouldn’t be as popular as it is today if it weren’t for Jensen Ackles. The actor not only brought the character to life, but added several dimensions to it. Dean differs from his brother in numerous ways. He is funny, empathetic, and has a carefree attitude.
So Take A Look At Some Fascinating Facts About The Character Of Dean Winchester
4. RECORD RESURRECTIONS
While Supernatural is pretty known for causing the demise of its fan favorite characters and then bringing them back somehow. Both Sam and Dean have been at walked through death’s door numerous times and somehow managed to return to the land of the living. But did you know that the character of Dean Winchester has died a total number of 111 times over the course of 15 seasons, making him the character with most number of deaths and resurrections in the series.
- Count: 1 Season 2 “In My Time of Dying” – His first demise came due to an accident, but he was brought back to life when his father made a deal with Azazel.
- Count: 103 Season 3 “Mystery Spot” – This episode featured Dean meeting his demise a total number of 103 times in various different ways such as getting ran over by a vehicle.
- Count: 1 Season 3 “No Rest For The Wicked” – Due to his deal to bring back Sam, the demonic pit bulls come to earth to claim the soul of his.
- Count: 1 Season 5 “Dark Side of the Moon” – Both Sam and Dean meet their ends at the hands of other hunters who do it prevent the apocalypse. Season 11 “Red Meat” – To save his brother and communicate with the Billie, Dean takes a drug.
- Count: 1 Season 6 “Appointment In Samarra” – He experiences death in order to reach out to the deity Death to help him in getting the soul of Sam back. Season 9 “Do You Believe In Miracles?” – He meets his end at the ends of Metatron, but the mark resurrects him and transforms him into a demon.
- Count: 1 Season 12 ” First Blood” – Dean makes a deal with the reaper Billie to get free of the prison captivity.
- Count: 1 Season 13 “Advanced Thanatology” – To help out the ghosts. This time Dean is resurrected by Death.
- Count: 1 Season 15 “Carry On” – Final demise that happens while Dean is hunting a nest of vampires with Sam.
3. DESTROYER DEAN
While both Dean, Sa, and Castiel are responsible for causing the demise of the villains on the show. But Dean Winchester has the highest number of kills. He is responsible for causing the demise of some of the main villains on the show. The list of the characters who met their end at the hands of Dean Winchester is quite long. It includes different angels including Zachariah and Lucifer. It includes plenty of regular demons along with powerful ones such as Cain, Azazel, and Abaddon. Dean has destroyed numerous kinds of Supernatural creatures, entities, and beings. The list also includes, Eve, the leviathan leader Roman, the Styne Family, even the Death himself. By no means, Dean was able to eliminate some of these powerful entities using his sheer strength, he used the Colt to end Azazel and other demons, he used Death’s Scythe to eliminate Death, and the first blade to cause the end of Abaddon while bearing the mark.
2. TRAVELER DEAN
Dean Winchester has travelled to the past and to the future. Making him the only character who has time traveled to the past multiple times and once in the future.
Dean Winchester has been to the dimension of Hell after the hellhounds dragged him there in Season 3 finale. He was later rescued by Castiel in the premiere episode of Season 4. He has visited the realm of Heaven several times. Dean was transported to Purgatory in Season 7 finale when he ended the leviathan leader. Dean has also visited Avalon which is the realm where the fairies live. Interesting thing about visiting to this world is the travelers who have to this world are able to see the fairies on earth.
ALTERNATE REALITIES, TIMELINES, & UNIVERSES
- In the episode ‘The End’, Dean is transported to the future world where the apocalypse has taken place. Sam has consented to Lucifer and Dean is leading a resistance group against Lucifer.
- In the episode ‘The French Mistake’, Dean and Sam are transported to an alternate reality where they are characters who are played by actors named Jensen and Jared. Supernatural is a fictional show in this reality.
- In Season 12, we were introduced to the Apocalypse Universe where Sam and Dean are never born. As a result, the apocalypse happened and it ruined everything.
- Sam, Dean, and Castiel are transported to the Scooby-Doo World in Season 13 where they join the gang and solve a mystery.
1. MORE THAN A HUMAN
While Dean Winchester is a human hunter, but over the course of the Supernatural, he has transformed into several different kind of beings. He became a vampire thanks to Sam who wanted to hunt the Vampire nest. Dean would transform into a Jefferson Starship, but the transform wasn’t permanent. The mark of Cain transformed Dean into a Knight of Hell in Season 9 finale, of which he was cured of in Season 10. He has also been a ghost quite a few times in the course of Supernatural. And finally, Dean has been possessed by the archangel Michael in Season 13 finale making him a character who has been both a demon and an angel (sort of).