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After I made "A Tribute to the Kick-Ass Women of Supernatural" and part 2 , I wanted to write a similar article about men. I value both in Supernatural because the show has some of the most remarkable guest actors and actresses, so the loss of both are deeply felt. To create my list for the men, I decided to use the same criteria I had in my first article. I chose the male characters that had a great impact on me and were also Badass on their own accord. I began my male tribute by first looking at the "Family" and "Angels" in Supernatural (because we all know one particular angel is "family" to the boys!). Part 1 also include fan videos of Sam and Dean, because as we all know, they are the most kick ass of them all!  If you haven't read that article yet, take a moment to go back to Part 1 of The Badass Men of Supernatural!  

Now, let's continue with Part 2 of my tribute to the men of Supernatural!

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3. Bad guys

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Rule The World - Villains of Supernatural made by Roarkshop


*Kirsten Kilburn (4.22; Mouthpiece), Bellamy Young (5.01), Adrianne Palicki (5.03), Mark Pellegrino (5.03, 5.10, 5.19, 5.22, 7.01, 7.02, 7.15, 7.17, 11.09, 11.10 & 11.18), Jared Padalecki (5.04 & 5.22). Misha Collins (11.10, 11.11, 11.14, 11.15, 11.18, 11.21 & 11.22)
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Not many top Lucifer for being scary and well, quite a badass. And he is bad. There is no doubt about it. He killed future Dean snapping his neck just like that. He took over Sam's body and tortured and did unimaginable things to him in the cage. He would have killed Sam and Dean if Cas didn't give his body for him to use and then he violated their home and kept Cas in a numb state of mind. With a click of his fingers he would have killed Sam and Dean if Chuck wouldn't have prevented it. Now he is again in the wind, and when people don't know what he is up to, he is the most dangerous way he can be.

"Why would I want to destroy this stunning thing? Beautiful in a trillion different ways. The last perfect handiwork of God. Ever hear the story of how I fell from grace? [...] You know why God cast me down? Because I loved him more than anything. And then God created... you. The little hairless apes. And then he asked all of us to bow down before you: to love you more than him. And I said; "Father, I can't." I said, "These human beings are flawed. Murderous." And for that, God had Michael cast me into Hell. Now tell me: does the punishment fit the crime? Especially when I was right. Look what six billion of you have done to this thing. And how many of you blamed me for it?" – 5.04 The End

Known status: Unknown

Seen: 4.22 Lucifer Rising (as white light), 5.01 Sympathy for the Devil, 5.03 Free to Be You and Me, 5.04 The End, 5.10 Abandon All Hope..., 5.19 Hammer of the Gods, 5.22 Swan Song, 7.01 Meet the New Boss, 7.02 Hello, Cruel World, 7.03 The Girl Next Door (voice only), 7.04 Defending Your Life (voice only)
7.15 Repo Man, 7.17 The Born-Again Identity, 11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou?, 11.10 The Devil in the Details, 11.11 Into the Mystic, 11.14 The Vessel, 11.18 Hell's Angel, 11.21 All in the Family and 11.22 We Happy Few


*Mark Rolston (4.09 & 4.10), Andrew Wheeler (4.15) and Christopher Heyerdahl (4.15, 4.16 & 4.21)

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Any being that makes Dean Winchester run for his life deserves to be on the badass list. Also, I can imagine in which ways this torturer made Dean say yes and it is not pretty. When I think of Alastair, the word sadist comes to mind. He was also able to catch two reapers and kill one of them. Tessa almost joined him but the Winchesters prevented it. He also had the ghosts of Sam and Dean captive for a moment. Their mission was successful but Pamela did die in the process.

"You know the problem with your generation? Instant gratification. It's all now, now, now. No patience, no craftsmanship. But I do have to say... This knife of yours... It's an exquisite piece. You must tell me where you found it. You know... I haven't been up here since Poland '43. Truth is, I loathe it. It's chilly. No stink of blood or sizzle of flesh or the wet flap of flayed skin. I don't know how you stand it. So, the sooner you cooperate, the sooner I can finish up with this ghastly angel business and return home to my studies. But no rush. Let's take our time... Relish the moment. Now, I'm going to remove this, but don't you go smoking out of that meat. You won't get very far." – 4.10 Heaven and Hell

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer, 4.10 Heaven and Hell, 4.15 Death Takes a Holiday, 4.16 On the Head of a Pin and 4.21 When the Levee Breaks (hallucination)

Alpha Vampire  *Rick Worthy

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With season six we got mother of all monsters and Alphas were introduced. Mostly the Alphas were not that bad if you don't include Alpha Shapeshifter and Alpha Vampire. The actor who played the Alpha Vampire did great work! In every scene, he felt like a predator who could snap your neck in an instant. He also had some tastes presented that do not fit well to moral codes of men. Most of all, he felt like a threat to be reckoned with and he promised the Winchesters that they will meet again.

"When your kind first huddled around the fire, I was the thing in the dark. Now you think you can hurt me? – 6.07 Family Matters

Known status: Alive and kicking

Seen: 6.05 Live Free or Twihard, 6.07 Family Matters and 7.22 There Will Be Blood

Azazel, Yellow Eyed Demon

*Jeffrey Dean Morgan (1.22), Frederic Lehne (2.01, 2.21, 2.22 and 6.01), Lindsey McKeon (2.01), Christopher B. MacCabe (4.03), Mitch Pileggi (4.03) and Rob LaBelle (4.22)

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It is actually fairly easy to write why Azazel is pretty Badass. He killed Samuel and Deanna, The boys' grandparents. He also made Mary make a deal to get John back, who he also killed. Then he killed Mary and Jessica and made John make a deal so that Dean would survive. His plan had been going along for ages. The lives he ruined and the children he cursed to get Lucifer freed - and he succeeded! I would not want him to be my enemy... nor a friend either. I think he has the worst and longest list of harm that he caused for the Winchesters and others.

"I need permission... I need to be invited, into their houses, I know, I know, the – the red tape'll drive you nuts, but in ten short years, it'll all be worth it. 'Cause you know what I'm gonna do to your sibling? I'm gonna stand over their crib and I'm gonna bleed into their mouth. Demon blood is better than Ovaltine; vitamins, minerals – it makes you big and strong." – 4.03 In the Beginning

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 1.01 Pilot, 1.21 Salvation, 1.22 Devil's Trap, 2.01 In My Time of Dying, 2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One, 2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two, 4.03 In the Beginning, 4.06 Yellow Fever (hallucination), 4.22 Lucifer Rising and 6.01 Exile on Main St. (hallucination)

Raphael  *Demore Barnes (5.03, 6.03, & 6.20) and Lanette Ware (6.15 & 6.22)

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When I thought about him, at first I didn't feel that he should be on the badass list. Maybe he should have been shown a lot more than he/she was. But if you think about it, Castiel needed to become God to defeat Raphael. All of the archangels are fierce and absolute. Sometimes we need to be reminded of that. He did kill Castiel once and beat him to a pulp another time. So he deserves to be on this list. It took everything Castiel had to beat him down.

"Raphael: We're tired. We just want it to be over. We just want... paradise.
Dean: So what, God dies and makes you the boss, and you think you can do whatever you want?
Raphael: Yes! And whatever we want, we get!" – 5.03 Free to Be You and Me

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 5.03 Free to Be You and Me, 6.03 The Third Man, 6.15 The French Mistake, 6.20 The Man Who Would Be King and 6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much‎

4. Frenemies


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Death, Horseman of the Apocalypse  *Julian Richings

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Castiel's badass opening appearance can probably only be topped by the introduction of Death. There was no doubt about it when he appeared and how he was awakened that he would be a force to be reckoned with. This is the being who in the end would reap God or even his sister. A mere touch from him kills people. Dean and Sam also fear and respect him. I think Death is the only one that Dean truly did fear and didn't even dare to joke with.

"This is one little planet in one tiny solar system in a galaxy that's barely out of its diapers. I'm old, Dean. Very old. So I invite you to contemplate how insignificant I find you." – 5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight

Known status: Deceased or by miracle alive and kicking (Hopeful thinking on my part)

Seen: 5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight, 6.11 Appointment in Samarra, 7.01 Meet the New Boss, 9.01 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here and 10.23 Brother's Keeper

Crowley, Father Crowley, & Fergus Roderick MacLeod

*Mark Sheppard, Lauren Tom (8.02), Marco Soriano (9.16) and Kirsten Robek (11.01)

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Nobody has survived as long as Crowley as as an "enemy". You could say that he has a pretty weird relationship with the Winchesters and Castiel. He has killed and tortured people in more ways than is imaginable. Crowley plans everything and always seem to be few steps ahead of his enemies. You also can't help but wonder what he will cook up next when you see him.

"Don't worry about -- what, like Lucifer didn't worry? Or Michael? Or Lilith or Alastair or Azazel didn't worry?! Am I the only game piece on the board who doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares?!" – 6.20 The Man Who Would Be King

Known status: Alive and kicking

Seen: 5.10 Abandon All Hope..., 5.20 The Devil You Know, 5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight, 6.04 Weekend at Bobby's, 6.07 Family Matters, 6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven, 6.10 Caged Heat, 6.19 Mommy Dearest, 6.20 The Man Who Would Be King, 6.21 Let It Bleed, 6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much, 7.01 Meet the New Boss, 7.06 Slash Fiction, 7.08 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!, 7.17 The Born-Again Identity, 7.21 Reading Is Fundamental, 7.22 There Will Be Blood, 8.01 We Need to Talk About Kevin, 8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy?, 8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin, 8.10 Torn and Frayed, 8.14 Trial and Error, 8.17 Goodbye Stranger, 8.19 Taxi Driver, 8.21 The Great Escapist, 8.22 Clip Show, 8.23 Sacrifice, 9.01 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here, 9.02 Devil May Care, 9.04 Slumber Party, 9.06 Heaven Can't Wait, 9.10 Road Trip, 9.11 First Born, 9.16 Blade Runners, 9.17 Mother's Little Helper, 9.21 King of the Damned, 9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?, 10.01 Black, 10.02 Reichenbach, 10.03 Soul Survivor, 10.07 Girls, Girls, Girls, 10.09 The Things We Left Behind, 10.10 The Hunter Games, 10.14 The Executioner's Song, 10.16 Paint It Black, 10.17 Inside Man, 10.21 Dark Dynasty, 10.22 The Prisoner, 10.23 Brother's Keeper, 11.01 Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire, 11.02 Form and Void, 11.03 The Bad Seed, 11.06 Our Little World, 11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou?, 11.10 The Devil in the Details, 11.14 The Vessel, 11.15 Beyond the Mat, 11.18 Hell's Angel, 11.22 We Happy Few and 11.23 Alpha and Omega

Cain  *Timothy Omundson

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I think most of the credit with Cain is laid on Omundson's shoulders (and also Robbie Thomson's writing). Cain was a larger than life character who you truly thought was in more than just two episodes. Everyone I have asked has felt the same way. But it was also Cain's presence, that he was a mere bee keeper who laid waste to many enemies; A knight of hell who sat in the kitchen and cleaned corn while Dean was fighting for his life. I mean, how many demons did he kill alone in his cabin and still survived? A lot. In a way, I hope somehow Dean didn't kill him.

"Abel wasn't talking to God. He was talking to Lucifer. Lucifer was gonna make my brother into his pet, I couldn't bear to watch him be corrupted, so I offered a deal — Abel's soul in Heaven for my soul in Hell. Lucifer accepted... as long as I was the one who sent Abel to Heaven. So, I killed him. Became a soldier of Hell — a knight." – 9.11 First Born

Known status: Deceased or by miracle alive and kicking (Hopeful thinking on my part)

Seen: 9.11 First Born and 10.14 The Executioner's Song

Cole Trenton  *Travis Aaron Wade and Colten Carpentier (Young Cole in 10.02)

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This one falls into the mercenary category. The backstory he had made me interested in the character immediately. Also the fight choreographies that they made for him and Dean were great. He could be a worthwhile ally against everything that lingers in the dark but in a way I just hope he stays home and takes care of his family. If they ever will become allies, I hope Sam has the possibility to punch him on his nose because of the torture. He was also a soldier and hunters are soldiers in their own way so connecting the two doesn't take any effort.

"I did two tours in Iraq. Special ops. Darfur. The Congo. I've seen suicide bombers and child soldiers so hopped up on speed that they could barely talk, but they could sure as hell shoot an AK... Don't tell me about monsters, cause I've met my share." – 10.02 Reichenbach

Known status: Alive and kicking

Seen: 10.01 Black, 10.02 Reichenbach, 10.07 Girls, Girls, Girls and 10.15 The Things They Carried

Metatron, Marv  *Curtis Armstrong

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I know. You are suprised to see him here, right? There is no doubt that Metatron was smart and diabolical. So who would have thought we would root for his character in the end. He had character growth and in the end decided to do the right thing, to fight the good fight, and he sacrificed himself in doing so. For a long time I disliked Metatron as a character because he killed Dean. That was the icing on the "Hate This Character" cake. But I grew to like him in the end.

"No, look. I know I'm a disappointment, but you're wrong about humanity. They are your greatest creation because they're better than you are. Yeah, sure, they're weak and they cheat and steal and... destroy and disappoint. But they also give and create and they sing and dance and love. And above all, they never give up. But you do." – 11.20 Don't Call Me Shurley

Known status: Deceased

Seen: 8.21 The Great Escapist, 8.22 Clip Show, 8.23 Sacrifice, 9.09 Holy Terror, 9.10 Road Trip, 9.18 Meta Fiction, 9.22 Stairway to Heaven, 9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?, 10.02 Reichenbach, 10.10 The Hunter Games, 10.17 Inside Man, 10.18 Book of the Damned, 11.06 Our Little World, 11.20 Don't Call Me Shurley and 11.21 All in the Family

Share in the comments your memorable/strong men characters from Supernatural. My top choices from the above categories are: Lucifer and Cain.

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