Supernatural is known for its crazy storylines and unbelievable recoveries. From being raised from hell, brought back to life thanks to angel grace, or reaping the benefits of someone else’s crossroads demon deal, characters come back to life in countless ways. Really, the only thing crazier than how characters are brought back to life is how some characters die–whether it’s for good or not. While there are lots of farcical deaths on the show (“Mystery Spot,” anyone?), these are some of the most ridiculous. If you aren’t caught up on Supernatural, there be spoilers ahead!
The Suicidal Teddy Bear
If we’re gonna do a list about the most laughable deaths on Supernatural, what better place to kick things off than the one time Sam and Dean had to play Teddy Bear Doctors and try to talk down a suicidal teddy bear–unsuccessfully, unfortunately. The bear was brought to life, and straight into a severe existential crisis, thanks to a fully-functioning wishing well. The bear ultimately shoots himself in the head–seriously–after deciding being put on the earth for tea parties isn’t reason enough to live.
Dean Winchester is one of the most renowned hunters in the world. He’s taken down almost every kind of creature imaginable. So what takes him out in this ridiculous death? The one thing he always thought he could trust: food. While stuck in The Mystery Spot, Dean dies several death, but getting taken out by rotten Mexican food has to be one of the most amusing.
Nope, that wasn’t a typo. I definitely meant Misha Collins and not Castiel. In the episode “The French Mistake,” Sam and Dean are catapulted into an alternate reality where Supernatural is just a television show, and Sam and Dean are nothing more than characters played by actors. Unfortunately, Sam and Dean get followed into this world by an angelic hit man, who mistakes Misha Collins for the angel Castiel (an honest mistake, really) and kills the actor.
Remember that time Dean actually killed Death? In the season ten finale, Dean is faced with the choice of killing Sam and essentially saving the world from whatever torment the mark is keeping at bay, or saving his brother. Obviously, Dean chooses Sam and kills Death with his own scythe. So much for that “you can’t kill Death” stuff the boys kept pushing on us in the early seasons of the show, right?
Ah yes, another great “Mystery Spot” death. This time, Dean is crushed, cartoon-style, by a falling piano. Most of Dean’s deaths in this episode are pretty hilarious, but the cartoonish way his feet stick out from under the piano after it falls definitely gives this death a spot on our list.
In the same episode as our suicidal Teddy Bear friend, Sam also gets the business end of a malicious wish in the town’s wishing well. Sam gets struck by lightning after a woman in town wishes for no one to come between her and her lover. Happily, his death doesn’t stick once the wishing well is taken out of commission, but the spontaneous zap from the skies is completely out of left field and so ridiculous that it helped assure the audience that his death wasn’t going to stick.
Cas’ death in this scene was equal parts ridiculous and frightening, because it’s one of the times we get to see how powerful Lucifer (who is using Sam’s body as a vessel) truly is. In the episode “Swan Song,” after a few holy Molotov cocktails and “assbutts” are thrown about, Lucifer simply snaps his fingers and literally causes Castiel to spontaneously combust. Thankfully this death is just temporary, but explosion by snapping is a pretty crazy way to go, right?
Yeah, the moral to the story here is that Dean dies a helluva lot on Supernatural. Of course this demise is exceptionally ridiculous because of all of the layers to this death. After being sent to a future where Dean refuses to be Michael’s vessel, Dean meets up with, well, Dean (we’ll call him Future Dean), who is living in a world that has been ravaged by the Croatoan virus. Future Dean takes Dean on a mission to take out Lucifer, who is using Sam in a snappy white suit as his vessel. So Lucifer, as Sam kills Dean, in front of Dean. Deathception.
In the episode “Dark Dynasty,” Charlie works to decipher the code behind the Book of the Damned all while avoiding the creepy Stein family. Ultimately, she ends up dying in one last valiant effort to protect her hunter-brothers. This death is only ridiculous because, well, it shouldn’t have happened. #BringBackCharlie
What did we miss? What are some of your favorite, ridiculous deaths on Supernatural? Tell us about them in the comments!
Image credit: The CW, AllTheSupernaturalGifs/Tumblr, rebloggy, Mark Watches, Elizabeth Robert Jones/Tumblr, mad1sons/Gif Soup, LearraDragomir/Gif Soup, Temptation and Telepath/DeviantArt, ClairvoyantSam/Tumblr