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Over eight seasons, both Winchesters seems to have suffered some rather bizarre, and totally gruesome injuries to say the least.  We aren't talking about mere bruises on the knee!  Sure, they've also suffered some terrible misfortunes, but today's list doesn't care about those.  We're talking about the injuries, little or major, that make us wince a little (fine, a lot!), ones that are purely physical rather than mental or psychological.  The stuff that makes the boys cry out in agony, thus turning the fan girl into a puddle.  

There have been many, many, injuries, especially if your name is Sam Winchester.  Here's a few of the more memorable ones, in no particular order.

Knee to the Groin - "After School Special"


Just the phrase "Knee to the groin" alone should cause some cringing, especially for you guys!  

Broken Leg/Suffocation to Death by Angels ("Sympathy For The Devil")


Zachariah was onto something.  A broken leg won't deter Sam?  Fine, let's see how he does without lungs! 

Bleeding Out From A Sliced Open Artery -  "Jump The Shark"

(Photo removed because it's too gruesome) - You can see it in our photo gallery:

The ghoul was right Sam.  Struggling just makes it bleed faster. 

Knife in the Back - "All Hell Breaks Loose Part 1"


Yeah, this one kind of set off a chain of events that to this day are burning The Winchesters.  

Vicious Beating by Clowns - "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie"


Come on, admit it.  The glitter bomb was a total payoff, wasn't it? 

Struck by lightning - "Wishful Thinking"


Whoever said death is a career move never met Sam Winchester.  Too many do-overs I guess. 

Major Facial Damage by Pissed Off Demon - "Devil's Trap"


I have no idea why Sam isn't a vegetable after beatings like this. 

Fingernail Ripped Off - "A Very Supernatural Christmas"


This one still gives me this heebie geebies.  Yikes! 

Shot to Death - "Dark Side of The Moon"

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Is it so wrong of me to say this is the prettiest bloody corpse you've ever seen? 

Nutcracker! - "Changing Channels"


I think this visual says it all.  

Skull Cracked By Tire Iron ("Hello Cruel World," "The Girl Next Door")


Considering this led to a grand mal seizure in the ambulance in the next scene, double bonus! 

Beaten Bloody and Unconscious (then beaten some more after that) by Dean - "You Can't Handle The Truth"


Remind me never to get on Dean's wrong side.  

Bullet Wound to the Torso - "Mystery Spot" 


Stitching up your own wound is pretty badass!  This can also be applied to Sam stitching up the gash in his arm in "I Know What You Did Last Summer." 

Sets Himself On Fire and Then Knocks Himself Out - "Bad Day at Black Rock"


To think this isn't even the worst of it.  After this he's duct taped to a chair and beaten.  

Impaled By Pipe, Suffers Premature Death  - "The Song Remains The Same"

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That's gotta hurt.

A Drive By Nazi Necromancer Darting - "Everybody Hates Hitler"


Yes, this is as bizarre as it sounds.  Sam wasn't at all well though.  

What are your favorite Sam injuries?  Coming up in the next installment, Top Dean Winchester Gruesome Injuries. 


# nuke333 2013-09-13 02:21
The one that made me cringe the most was Cas's 'shoving my hand into your chest to read your soul bit', in season six. Yikes!

(From Alice - Oh yes, great choice! The agony!)

# Diltrey 2013-09-13 06:03
Can't wait for Dean's "Gruesome Injuries." Swan song should lead as the worst beating Dean has ever gotten, from Lucifer Wearing Sam as a vessel. Also my favorite episode in Supernatural to this day! watched it a dozen times!
# Sylvie 2013-09-13 08:18
How we love beaten & bloody Winchesters! :P What the hell is wrong with us? :o
# st50 2013-09-13 08:51
Aw... when you put it all together, how can you not feel so bad for the guy? :cry:

You can almost hear the writers/directo rs/producers/ca sting directors... "But he's so pretty when he dies... LET'S DO IT AGAIN!"

.... Or wait.... was that us? :o

Apparently today is the anniversary of the airing of the Pilot. Here's to many more opportunities to bloody our boys! (That sounds so awful!) Cheers!
# eilf 2013-09-13 11:59
I can't read this article at my desk !! :-? - it has too many pictures and I know all too well what they are - people will definitely ask questions ...

But I want to ...
# Alice 2013-09-13 22:39
Someone mentioned this one on Twitter. How could I forget???

Hit By A Car - "The Born-Again Identity"

How many times have you seen a moose fly through the air like that?
# eilf 2013-09-13 23:05

this one is pretty bad *ouch* Partly because it is like a 'meanwhile, back at the ranch' idea - when the story gets back to Sam it is in mid-shock treatment and we don't know how long it has been gong on for ...
# Olive 2013-09-14 01:52
Oh my goodness! The only thing on the show that scared/scarred me was the nail one. Even reading this I jumped when I saw the picture. Uhh the worst!!
# E 2013-09-14 06:00
Hehe, we are all sick! SICK I say! Love me some hurtin' Sammy. He writhes in pain so beautifully. I agree with Olive, out of all the gruesome things that have happened to the poor boy the finger nail one is the one that really makes me cringe. How weird is that.

Maybe you could add to this list:
Sam beaten to a pulp by Shifter!Dean - Skin.
Sam's bleeding eyes - Bloody Mary (is that an injury?)
Shot by Bella - Bad Day at Black Rock

Maybe you could add every time Sam was suffocated? This article would probably be as long as a novel if you did though?

Does illness count? If so you could pretty much add in the second half of season 8. For us Sam!hurt junkies, season 8 was an unexpected boon in that respect! :oops: :-*
# eilf 2013-09-14 09:54
I am with all the 'nails getting ripped off is the worst' people. Partly because you have more nerve endings in you hands than anywhere else on your body but mostly because it is the only one of Sam's injuries that has also happened to me (accidentally) - so I know firsthand... 8)

Are we avoiding thinking about the eyescoop thing? The one that was already scooping Sam's eye when Dean shot his attacker?

Here have a picture:

(I couldn't post the actual image, couldn't do it *shudder* - here's a link - )
# suzee51 2013-09-14 14:55
Doesn't being staked out spread eagle on the ground and beaten with a baseball bat count for something?

# suzee51 2013-09-14 15:13
Or how about all those wonderful hours spent detoxing in Bobby's panic room?

# suzee51 2013-09-14 15:39
Or spending weeks slowly deteriorating, coughing up blood and feeling as though you wish you were dead?

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# leah unlogged 2013-09-14 15:58
Oh god eilf, that was the worst, Eyeball things always give me the willies!!
# Marissa 2013-09-14 16:00
The first injury of all, the lady in white. She makes him drive her to her home, an then she burns him. I love how he says "I'll take you home" and then drives into the house. Lol
# E 2013-09-14 21:57
eilf and leah... ooooh, the Dr. Benton eppie! The eyeball incident was gruesome indeed. It looked like he was using a melon baller. Ick! I love that episode, it was just so creepy. Jared admitted in an interview that being tied down that way and having his eyes taped open like that really freaked him out.
# Alice 2013-09-14 22:03
When compiling this list, or any "Top" list I have to set parameters. It's bad enough that these lists are formerly known as "top tens" because I can't limit it to ten anymore because there's too many episodes! If I don't set parameters, this list gets ridiculously long!

So, when defining "injuries," I had to make sure I didn't expand that to curses, illnesses, mental issues, hallucinations, etc. I didn't even include the broken arm in season two, because Jared broke his wrist for real. I also had to eliminate "near misses," aka the mellon baller to the eye. Just plain physical injuries, and the more agonizing and cringeworthy the better!

So, I hope that explains the choices. Great suggestions though!
# Alice 2013-09-14 22:08
Hey guys, just a reminder, you can't direct link to any photo from Home of The Nutty. They turned that off on their end to save on performance hits for their server. What I can do is if you just do a regular url link to Home of The Nutty in the post (don't use the img feature), I can at a later time get the photo and load it on our server. I'll change the link to our website photo gallery and the photo will display. Thanks!
# Alice 2013-09-15 13:54
Boy, it turns out I was really, really holding back with "Jump The Shark." There are so many pictures that tell a better story!

Sam is captured and tied down good. No getting out of this one.

The arm is sliced. Yikes!

Sam is in some definite agony

Another arm sliced. Sam's blood from both arms gushes into bowls under the table. Sam can do nothing but struggle.

Dean arrives and kills the ghouls, but is it too late? Sam's vacant stare and lack of movement on the table hints it is.

No, big brother makes it all better. I'm still not certain how given the deep gashes and blood loss (a hospital should have been involved), but he does.

# eilf 2013-09-15 14:53

Then there's the 'should really have been scarred for life' cuts to the face from 'Shadow'. I am pretty sure this must have been the episode that resulted in the invention of what the J's now refer to as 'network cream' - for the healing of scars in less than a week
Other pics:
This will of course be a great example of gruesome Dean injuries too. :-)
Also how far do you reckon the camera is away from JP ? I assume there is really good zoom or it must be difficult not to go cross-eyed occasionally.
# Alice 2013-09-15 16:35
Found another one while trying to put the Dean one together. Geez, I just might have to redo the whole thing with the new stuff!

Had soul shoved back inside - "Appointment in Samarra"

This one came with a bonus ten day coma in the next episode, "Like A Virgin"

# sweetondean 2013-09-15 16:39
Does this count? :D

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# leah unlogged 2013-09-15 18:00
HA!! sweetondean, I'm sure it WAS torturous. :D
# alysha 2013-09-15 19:30
My favorite is the jagged pipe. These made me laugh! Is that wrong? LOL!
# eilf 2013-09-15 22:14
Does this count? :D
Not sure it wins for Sam but as far as Jared is concerned it wins for HIM :o

:It's been edited on line to the point where it's not really clear it's a joke any more
..poor Jared :-)