Learning Center
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out



									From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sam Winchester

Sam Winchester
Samuel Winchester Supernatural character Family Occupation Hunter Doctoral Student (Formerly) Dean Winchester (brother) Adam Milligan (paternal halfbrother; deceased) John Winchester (father; deceased) Mary Winchester (mother; deceased) Jessica Lee "Jess" Moore (girlfriend; deceased) Ruby (lover; deceased) Deanna Campbell (maternal grandmother; deceased) Samuel Campbell (maternal grandfather; deceased) unnamed greatuncle, deceased Lawrence, Kansas (formerly) Telekinesis, precognition, immunity to demonic powers, exorcism, killing demons

Significant other(s)
Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester

First appearance Created by Portrayed by Information Nickname(s) Aliases

Pilot Eric Kripke Jared Padalecki Colin Ford (young)


Address Psychic abilities IMDb profile

Sam/Sammy Agent Hamill Robert Singer Mr. Berkowitz Detective McCreedy Father Frehley Dr. Jerry Kaplan Deputy Marshal Frank Beard Detective Dante Police Chief Phil Jones Agent Page Detective Bachman Wedge Antillies Agent Angus Agent Tyler Agent Lee Mr. Stanwyck Agent Stiles Agent Shaw Human (part demon) Male 26 May 2, 1983 2006 (resurrected later on by Dean Winchester’s deal with the Crossroads Demon). Research Hunting Exorcisms

Samuel "Sam" Winchester is a fictional character on The CW Television Network’s Supernatural, and is played by Jared Padalecki.

Sam was born on May 2, 1983 to John and Mary Winchester in Lawrence, Kansas. He was the couple’s second child, four years younger than his older brother, Dean. Sam is 6’ 4" tall. He is named after his maternal grandfather, Samuel Campbell.[1] In the first episode, the viewers are introduced to Sam, a senior at Stanford who is applying to law school. He rebelled against the family business of hunting supernatural evil and hasn’t spoken to his father, John, in years. Dean goes to see him to ask for his help in finding their father, who went missing while on a hunting trip. Sam lived with his girlfriend, Jessica, before her demise. Sam (and Dean) spent their childhood moving from town to town every few weeks as their father "hunted". In 1997 they had been enrolled in four different high schools by the end of November. Sam was a quite

Species Gender Age Date of birth Date of death Specialty


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
capable fighter, easily dispatching a bully, and carried a butterfly knife in his book bag. Sam also caught the attention of a writing instructor for his "fictional" story of how they had killed a werewolf the previous year - the teacher encouraged Sam to consider carving out his own life instead of getting into the "family business".

Sam Winchester
though, Sam decides to find Dean instead, to Meg’s disappointment. It is later revealed that Meg is a demon and was actually studying Sam. Sam dates Sarah in New Paltz, New York & drives up to New York City afterwards to spend a week with her. The week after he leaves Sarah, he tells Dean all about Sarah in a Reno, Nevada cafe. The brothers encounter her several more times during the course of the season, and it becomes clear that she is working with Azazel, and is in fact his daughter. She captures their father, but the Winchester brothers capture her in "Devil’s Trap," the same episode in which the character of hunter Bobby Singer is introduced. The Winchesters send Meg back to Hell. The season finale concludes with Sam, Dean, and their father escaping from a trap set by Azazel in Salvation, Iowa. While Sam is driving his father and a badly wounded Dean to a hospital after his brother is nearly killed by the demon (who had been possessing John), a truck piloted by a demonically-possessed man crashes into them, totaling Dean’s Impala and gravely injuring the Winchesters & putting them in a Las Vegas hospital.

Season 1
When Sam was only six months old (November 2, 1983), his mother, Mary, was killed in his nursery by the demon Azazel, who his mother walked in on while he was standing by Sam’s crib, doing something mysterious. Interrupted in his act by Mary, Azazel kills her by trapping her against the ceiling, cutting her stomach, and then engulfing her in flames. Infant Sam is saved from the fire when Dean carries him outside while their father unsuccessfully tries to rescue their mother. Twenty-two years later to the day, Azazel kills Sam’s girlfriend Jessica in front of Sam in the same manner in which he killed his mother, spurring him to embark on a journey with his brother to find their father and kill the demon that killed their mother and Jess. While their father is off on his own mission, he occasionally contacts the boys to give them hunting assignments. The boys deal with dangerous mythical creatures and urban legends such as the Woman in White, the wendigo, folklore’s Bloody Mary,hookman and shapeshifters. During this time, Sam begins experiencing episodes of precognitive dreams and once displays telekinesis. Eventually, Sam starts to move beyond Jessica’s death, and falls for Sarah, a woman who helps the Winchesters in "Provenance". In "Scarecrow", Sam argues with Dean—Dean obeys his father’s orders without question, while Sam questions them and resents his father’s treatment of them as loyal little soldiers. The brothers split up, with Dean going to investigate a mystery his father has assigned him, while Sam decides to search for their father elsewhere. While hitchhiking, Sam meets an attractive young woman named Meg. She says she’s going to the same place he is (Sacramento, where his father last called from), and they form a friendship. He tells her all about his arguments with his family, and she sympathizes. As their bus for Sacramento is leaving,

Season 2
At the beginning of the second season, the Winchesters are at the Nashville hospital, with Dean on the brink of death, while Sam’s injuries are negligible and John’s are relatively minor. Dean’s soul separates from his body and wanders the hospital as a reaper tries to convince him to make peace with death. Dean learns that the origin of many ghosts is as tormented souls who refused to accept death, and eventually went mad from being trapped as invisible spirits on the earthly plane. This seems to convince Dean to accept death, but at that moment, John Winchester makes a deal with Azazel to save Dean in exchange for his (John’s) immortal soul, to be collected once John has had a few moments to say goodbye to his sons. He whispers something to the miraculously recovered Dean;something that makes Dean’s eyes go wide with fear. Then, John dies. The boys mourn their father and start to take a more active role in hunting. Sam tells Dean that this is what their dad would have wanted him to do. Dean is upset, though, because he is sure his father made a deal and is


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
currently being tortured in Hell, and because being brought back felt wrong somehow. He remembers nothing of his discussions with the Reaper. Sam and Dean travel to Jo Harvelle in Minnesota before she reunites with Dean, and their bemulletted computer genius associate, Ash. They assist the brothers in their hunting. In the finale, he kills Jake, whom had opened a gateway to Hell.

Sam Winchester
of Lilith and says that she believes that victory by her will be horrific for humanity. Ruby fixes the Colt for the boys so it can again kill anything, as well as adding a demon-killing knife to their arsenal. Sam confronts Dean over John’s "mystery" phone calls in "Long-Distance Call." In the season finale, Dean and Sam, armed with Ruby’s demon-killing knife, confront Lilith in a last ditch effort to protect Sam and save Dean’s soul. Lilith, having stolen Ruby’s host body, ultimately incapacitates Sam and has her hellhounds attack Dean, forcing Sam to watch. She then tries to kill Sam. However, her power has no effect on Sam and she flees, leaving Sam with Dean’s mutilated corpse and we see Dean in Hell calling out Sam’s name and for his help.

Season 3
The character of Sam has been growing colder and grimmer throughout the series, which is especially notable after he is brought back from the dead/Dean sells his soul, and continuing throughout the third season. Of particular note is his coldblooded killing of a Crossroads Demon and its human host when the demon refuses to release Dean from his contract—the demon explains that another demon holds the contract, so it has no authority to end it. In "Mystery Spot," he is forced, by a Trickster, to relive the same day over and over again, with each day seeing the death of Dean despite all of Sam’s attempts to save him. The Trickster eventually explains to Sam that he did this so that Sam will learn that no matter what he does, he can’t save Dean, and that the Winchesters must stop sacrificing for each other. Sam does not learn the lesson and the Trickster disgustedly restores the status quo. Sam continues to do whatever he can to save Dean from going to Hell. In the episode "Fresh Blood", Gordon Walker, a hunter who was turned into a vampire, tries to kill Sam (as he had already tried to do in "Hunted"). But Sam gruesomely decapitates Gordon using only a long piece of barbed wire, while staring him straight in the eyes. During the season, Sam has shown no remorse for killing people possessed by demons or other "human" enemies, unlike in seasons past. In "Jus in Bello," he is willing to have an innocent young woman be killed in order to save a group of people from an army of demons. Beginning in the first episode of the season, Sam encounters a sexy young demon named Ruby, who claims to want to help him. She had been a follower of Azazel, and when Dean killed Azazel, she was, according to plan, willing to follow Sam. But with Sam not wanting that position, another demon, named Lilith, has filled the power vacuum and is gathering an army of demons. Ruby is afraid

Season 4

Colin Ford portrayed the young Sam Winchester in 3 episodes. Season 4 begins with Dean waking up back in his own body, in his coffin, alive. Four months have passed, and he does not know why he is alive again. He experiences first suspicious, then joyous reunions with Bobby


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Singer and Sam (and the Impala). He and Bobby try to summon the force that brought him back from Hell, and discover that it was the angel, Castiel, on orders from higher up. Throughout the course of Season 4, Sam’s activities while Dean was in Hell are slowly revealed. Sam was in despair after Dean’s death, and tried to make a deal with a crossroads demon to swtich places with Dean, but no demon would deal with him. He drinks to excess and acts recklessly—he has a death wish—until Ruby makes contact with him and begins to teach him how to use his powers. Ruby possesses the body of a comatose woman whose soul has already fled. In a short time, Sam and Ruby become lovers, and Ruby is able to shake Sam out of his depression to some extent. Together, they hunt demons and Sam exorcises them and sends them back to Hell using his powers. Sam is overwhelmed when Dean returns from Hell, but the two quickly begin fighting. Castiel informs Dean of Sam’s use of his powers, leading up to a minor fallout between the brothers, as Dean tries to get him to stop using them and stop hanging out with Ruby. Sam, who is religious, is delighted to find that angels are helping he and Dean, but is severely disillusioned in "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester", when he finally meets Castiel and another angel, Uriel, and the angels attempt to destroy an entire town. Also a shock is that Uriel treats Sam with complete disgust, threatening to kill him as soon as Sam is no longer useful. Sam promises Dean to stop using his abilities, but quickly breaks the promise. Meanwhile, Dean lies to Sam, claiming he remembers nothing of Hell. But in "Wishful Thinking," he reveals that he does remember, but does not want to tell Sam. Finally, in "Heaven and Hell," Dean reveals the awful truth about Hell to Sam—the four months he was there were like forty years, and Dean was tortured for three-quarters of that time under the ministrations of the demon, Alastair, until he finally agreed to himself become a torturer. He confesses he wished he couldn’t feel at all, because thinking of his past actions in Hell is tormenting him. In "Chris Angel’s a Douche Bag," Sam had a short-lived fight with Ruby about his powers. She argued that he shouldn’t be going on these meaningless hunts and go "cut the head off the snake." He says "It’s not the psychic stuff I have a problem with." which

Sam Winchester
may mean he hasn’t revealed everything to Dean about what is going on and why the angels want him to stop. Eventually he relents and is seen leaving with Ruby, saying when she asks him what made him change his mind, that he didn’t want to be hunting when he was old. Season 4 shows a Sam much changed. He’s a colder, less emotional person. He blatantly lies to Dean and to the spirit of a young boy, promising him that he can be saved from the Reaper who is there to take him. Whether it’s living without Dean for 4 months or his demonic powers that have caused the change is uncertain. In "On the Head of a Pin," the secret to Sam’s increase in power is finally revealed; he is drinking Ruby’s blood. After their latest session, Sam can now restrain demons with his mind, as well as outright kill them rather than just send them back to hell as other spells and weapons do. Sam recognizes that developing his powers as such is wrong, yet wants it anyway. After using his powers to torture Alistair into revealing who is killing the angels (or, who isn’t), he kills him. In "The Rapture" It is discovered Sam is addicted to the demon blood, and that without it his powers are not as strong. During the episode, he is shown drinking from a stashed flask full of the demon blood, and then trying to contact Ruby numerous times when he runs out. As he gets more desperate, and hears no word from Ruby, he drinks the blood of another demon he is about to kill as Dean is watching. At the end of the episode, Bobby and Dean trick Sam and lock him inside the panic room at Bobby’s house. Sam goes through painful withdrawal symptoms and begins experiencing hallucinations. After Sam is telekinetically thrown around the room, Bobby and Dean restrain him to the bed to stop him from hurting himself. Castiel releases the restraints and breaks the seals, allowing Sam to escape. He finds Ruby and drinks her blood again. Ruby explains that if he kills Lilith, that that will stop the apocalypse, but he must consume more blood to be powerful enough to do so. Dean has tracked Sam down despite Sam’s efforts to trick him, enters the room and attempts to attack Ruby, although Sam stops him. Sam and Dean argue about how to stop the apocalypse, whereupon Dean tells Sam that he is changing into a monster, leading to a vicious fight. After Sam defeats Dean,


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
leaving despite Dean’s warning him that if he leaves now, "don’t you ever come back." In the season 4 finale "Lucifer Rising," Sam begins to feel the hurt of having abandoned his brother, much to Ruby’s annoyance. He captures a demon that is tasked with stealing babies for Lillith and tortures her for Lillith’s location and the place of the final seal. After the torture, Sam has every intention of killing the demon with his powers, but Ruby reminds him that he will need more blood to defeat Lillith than she can give and pursuades him to take the demon along for her blood. At this point, the demon "goes to sleep" and leaves behind a scared human who fearfully pleads to be let go, inciting immense guilt in Sam. Based on the demon’s information, Ruby and Sam go to St. Mary’s Covenant and find Lillith. As pins Lillith with his powers, Dean appears at the church and only Ruby sees him as she smirks and then slams and locks the door to them, blocking Dean from Sam. As Sam proceeds to kill Lillith, he stops as he begins to hear his brother banging on the door and yelling for him while Ruby screams for him to finish killing Lillith. Lillith begins laughing and mocks him and he kills her, watching as her blood begins to trail towards him and Ruby. At this point, Ruby reveals that she was the most loyal to Lucifer and used Sam to free him and the killing Lillith was the final seal. Dean finally enters the room and stalks towards Ruby while she tells him that he is too late. He answers that he doesn’t care as Sam grabs her by the arms and holds her in place while Dean stabs her with "the knife," killing her. Sam apologizes to his brother as a white light shows a portal beginning to open. The season ends with Sam looking on smiling as he says, "Dean, he’s coming."

Sam Winchester
third season episode "Fresh Blood." He is now seen using a BlackBerry 8800.

Powers, skills, and abilities
Sam exhibits both telekinetic and precognitive abilities at various times throughout the series. His telekinesis first manifested when he was locked in a closet by another "special child" and had a vision that he would kill Dean, the stress of which allowed him to escape. His precognitive abilities, manifesting first as dreams and visions of others’ deaths, started prior to the first episode with dreams of Jessica’s death, and continued throughout the first two seasons. In the first season episode "Home", Sam demonstrated the ability to sense the presence of the poltergeist even after Missouri couldn’t. Also, in "In My Time of Dying", Sam was able to sense Dean’s spirit during a time of great stress. He is immune to a demon-spawned virus, called Croatoan, which turns humans violent and drives them to infect others. Sam stated that visions stopped with the death of Azazel at the end of Season 2; however, according to Ruby, his powers were simply dormant. Sam’s powers (or possibly the strength or activation of powers) are a result of being fed demon blood by Azazel, which he did to a number of children before his death. Ruby states that if he was in full control of his power, he could blow away demons as powerful as Lilith with no effort. At the start of the fourth season, Sam learns to hone and develop these powers. In "No Rest For the Wicked", Sam demonstrates an immunity to Lilith’s attack, and later confidently strides through Samhein’s similar-looking attack. At the start of the fourth season, Sam has developed more abilities with the help from Ruby, who is occupying a new host. first he learned to use his power to exorcise demons In "Death Takes a Holiday", Sam is shown to have grown more powerful, being immune to Alastair’s attempt to telekinetically fling him when he had previously been unable to. He then uses his power of telekinesis to pin Alastair to a tree, another feat he had been unable to accomplish before. In "On the Head of a Pin", it is revealed that these boosts in his abilities are a result of drinking Ruby’s demon blood. After the latest drink, Sam’s powers have increased to the point where he

In Season 1, he owns what appears to be a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop, which he uses to gather information for hunts. The first time Sam uses the laptop is in the second episode "Wendigo", where he plays a video message. In Season 1, Sam uses a Palm Treo cell phone. By season 2, Sam appears to own a Verizon-branded Motorola Q which has on at least one occasion (in "Hollywood Babylon") been used to visually track unseen ghosts. This phone however was destroyed in the


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Preceded by The vampire Luther Preceded by Bobby Singer Preceded by Ruby (Stolen) Preceded by Dean and Sam Winchester

Sam Winchester

Dean, John, and Sam Winchester Succeeded by 2006 Azazel Dean and Sam Winchester 2007 - 2008 Dean and Sam Winchester 5/2008 Sam Winchester 5/2008 - 8/2008 Succeeded by Bela Talbot Succeeded by Sam Winchester (Upon Dean’s Death) Succeeded by Dean and Sam Winchester (Upon Dean’s Resurrection) Succeeded by Current Owner

Preceded by Sam Winchester

Dean and Sam Winchester 8/2008 - Now

can kill demons outright, as opposed to simply exorcising them. The same light flickers under their skin as if killed with the Colt or the knife. He is also able to grip demons with his powers, causing them pain which can be used as a method of torture. In "Lucifer Rising," it is revealed that his powers are not actually given to him through the drinking of demon blood, rather they were always fully his. According to Ruby it seems he burned (or exhuasted) out a lot of his power killing Lilith, which may or may not be permanent. Also now when he uses his powers his eyes turn pitch black just like the color of a demons eyes while possessing a human. In addition, with the training given to him by his father, Sam is a skilled fighter, proficient with firearms, shotguns, and melee weapons. Like his brother Dean, Sam possesses many abilities that are frowned upon by law, including, but not limited to: lock picking, computer hacking, disguised conning, and car jacking. In the first two seasons, he is often hesitant about using these skills because of his desire to be a ’normal’ citizen. However, this lessens as the series progresses. Sam commands vast knowledge of the supernatural and is considered an "encyclopedia of weirdness". He is proficient in reading and recalling spells written in Latin, which can be used to exorcise, summon or vanquish demons. More often than Dean, Sam is stuck with the job of researching the supernatural for their hunts. He has a great sense of direction and time, being able to find a vampire’s nest while blindfolded by

keeping track of the time and the turns of the car. Due to these traits, it can be said that Sam is more intellectually driven than his brother.

Sam uses a chromed Beretta 92fs loaded with silver rounds and uses a pistol grip 4-shelled 12 gauge shotgun loaded with rock salt. Though Sam is usually more concerned about not hurting the hosts and others possessed by demons, he has actually used The Colt on more occasions than any other known person, including the original hunter. However, as of the end of the third season he has only killed three demons with the weapon, the same number as Dean. At the end of the third season Sam loses possession of The Colt, but he gains possession of Ruby’s Dagger upon Dean’s death and Ruby’s absence. In his youth, it is revealed that Sam carried a Jaguar Classic balisong knife in the episode "After School Special".

[1] "In the Beginning: Season 4"

External links
• Supernatural Wiki Possession of The Colt Possession of Ruby’s Dagger

Retrieved from ""


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sam Winchester

Categories: Supernatural (TV series) characters, Fictional characters from Kansas, Fictional characters with precognition, Fictional hunters, Fictional exorcists, Fictional martial artists, Fictional con artists This page was last modified on 25 May 2009, at 12:21 (UTC). All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. (See Copyrights for details.) Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) taxdeductible nonprofit charity. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers


To top