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4. Mothers 


Ellen Harvelle - Samantha Ferris

Ellen was a mother figure for all the hunters. As few other women on this list she had lost a husband to the Supernatural. Her daughter had lost a father. She was also a guiding figure for the boys. Loosing a character like Ellen stung a lot.

"You mind your tongue with me, boy. This isn't just your war, this is war. Now, something big and bad's coming and it's coming fast, and their side holds all the cards. Now, at best all we got is us. Together. No secrets or half-truths here."

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown, 2.03 Bloodlust, 2.06 No Exit, 2.10 Hunted, 2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two, 5.02 Good God, Y'All, 5.10 Abandon All Hope..., 6.17 My Heart Will Go On

Linda "Mama" Tran - Khaira Ledeyo, Lauren Tom

A strong mother that suffered a loss. Does everything for her son.

"He's my son. It's my job to keep him safe for as long as I can."

Known status: Alive and kicking

Seen: 7.21 Reading Is Fundamental, 7.22 There Will Be Blood, 8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy?, 8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin, 9.14 Captives

Lisa Braeden - Cindy Sampson

She knew what Dean did as a profession and tried to live normal life with him and supporting him where needed. Giving Dean the most normal life he has ever had to this day. Being normal in Supernatural is strength itself.

"Dean, if there's some rule that says this all has to be either/or, how about we break it? Me and Ben will be here, and you come when you can. Just come in one piece, okay?"

Known status: Alive and kicking

Seen: 3.02 The Kids Are Alright, 3.10 Dream a Little Dream of Me, 5.17 99 Problems, 5.22 Swan Song, 6.01 Exile on Main St., 6.02 Two and a Half Men, 6.03 The Third Man, 6.05 Live Free or Twihard, 6.06 You Can't Handle the Truth, 6.14 Mannequin 3: The Reckoning, 6.21 Let It Bleed, 6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much‎

Mary Winchester - Samantha Smith, Amy Gumenic

Her family was the most important for her and her wanting to save the man she loved was the first deal in the Winchester family. It started everything. Even if she was dead she fought for and protected her family.

"I wanna get out. This job, this life, I hate it. I want a family, I wanna be safe. You know the worst thing I can think of? The very worst thing? Is for my children to be raised into this like I was. No, I won't let it happen."

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 1.01 Pilot, 1.09 Home, 2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be, 2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One, 4.03 In the Beginning, 4.04 Metamorphosis (mentioned), 4.21 When the Levee Breaks, 5.13 The Song Remains the Same, 5.16 Dark Side of the Moon

5. Supernatural 


Naomi - Amanda Tapping

She only wanted to keep heaven safe and did anything to do it. In the end when it was too late she turned to tell the truth to Cas and the Winchesters but they didn't listen. I would call Naomi strong strategist and leader. And she stood up against Crowley.

"Our mission was to protect what God created. I don't know when we forgot that. I want nothing more than to see you shut the Gates of Hell, but I told you that you could trust me. If Sam completes those trials, he is going to die."

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin, 8.08 Hunteri Heroici, 8.10 Torn and Frayed, 8.17 Goodbye Stranger, 8.19 Taxi Driver, 8.21 The Great Escapist, 8.23 Sacrifice

Lenore - Amber Benson

Fought against her nature and wanted to make a new life for her followers. Vampires that wouldn't hurt people. When Eve turned up Lenore rather died than turned back to something she didn't want to be. 

"Survival. No deaths, no missing locals, no reason for people like you to come looking for people like us. We blend in. Our kind is practically extinct. Turns out we weren't quite as high up the food chain as we imagined."

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 2.03 Bloodlust, 6.19 Mommy Dearest

Tessa - Lindsey McKeon

Voice of reason for those that had passed and should move on. Wise and one of those threats that the boys take seriously. Reaper that in the end cared too much.

"I've been around death from the get-go. You know what I see most? Lies. 'He's in a better place. At least they're together now.' You all lie to yourselves, Dean, 'cause like you said, deep down, you're all scared. Stop lying to yourself, Dean."

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 2.01 In My Time of Dying, 4.15 Death Takes a Holiday, 6.11 Appointment in Samarra, 9.22 Stairway to Heaven

Madison - Emmanuelle Vaugier

She held on but when she found out she would be werewolf for the rest of her days she made the choice for the greater good and was killed by Sam as requested that she wouldn't harm any more people.  

"I don’t wanna die. I don’t. But I can’t live like this. This is the way you can save me. Please. I’m asking you to save me."

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 2.17 Heart

6. Humanity


Sarah Blake - Taylor Cole

Very likable and a strong woman. Decided to help and fight with Sam and Dean. She lived forward in an ordinary life until Crowley pulled her back to the Supernatural. She still tried to defend her life against Crowley to her ultimate end.

"You're joking... You're not joking. God, the guys I go out with."

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 1.19 Provenance, 8.22 Clip Show

Layla Rourke - Julie Benz

She was fighting against cancer and having hope and faith that she would find a cure. The brothers getting a way of the healing could have made her blame Dean but she didn't and she remained even stronger than those beside her.

“I guess if you're going to have faith you can't just have it when the miracles happen.”

Known status: Deceased or by miracle alive and kicking

Seen: 1.12 Faith

Mara Daniels - Bridget White

Career woman and as a lawyer she decides to believe Dean and Sam. She seems to see that Dean is really telling the truth. In a cunning way and what wouldn't incriminate her she guides the police to wrong cemetery.

"I talked to a cop in Baltimore who swears up and down these boys saved her life and helped her catch a killer. And there's a witness to your bank robbery in Milwaukee. She swears Sam and Dean saved her life."

Known status: Alive and kicking

Seen: 2.19 Folsom Prison Blues

Tara - Rachel Hayward

Strong experienced hunter who would win men in arm wrestle or in battle. She is also wise and tries to speak sense to Dean that doesn't work. Unfortunately she was lost as fast as we got to know her.

"Devil's trap under the knock-off Persian, jackass."

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 9.11 First Born

Tina - Kehli O'Byrne, Madeleine Arthur (Young Tina)

She has made mistakes but when she is given a new chance she decides to take it and learn from her past.

"What wasn't? You're in here getting stunned until the sun comes up, your life is a regular Charlie Foxtrot."

Known status: Alive and kicking

Seen: 10.12 About a Boy

Missouri Moseley - Loretta Devine

Smart and witty and has her own talent that makes her special. Missouri is also a character that was used more in Supernatural the Anime and Supernatural: Origins.

Missouri was originally meant to appear in the season one finale, but scheduling conflicts forced the production to create a new character, Bobby Singer, as a fill in.

"Boy, you see me sawin' some bony tramp in half? You think I'm a magician? I may be able to read thoughts and sense energies in a room but I can't just pull facts outta thin air!"

Known status: Alive and kicking

Seen: 1.09 Home


Last, a video for the occasion, "The Women of Supernatural - These Boots Are Made For Walking" by uncertainsimile

Share in the comments your memorable/strong women characters from Supernatural. My top choices from the categories are: Pamela Barnes, Sheriff Jody Mills, Ruby, Ellen Harvelle, Naomi and Tara.



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