In season 2 of Supernatural, we meet hunter Gordon Walker who ends up fighting vampires. I began wondering if this character was influenced by the Marvel comic book character Blade, who also fights vampires, and the two vaguely resemble one another in outward physical appearance and build.
In season 3, Gordon Walker even became
a vampire, like Blade who is part vampire.
Have those involved with making the show commented as to whether Gordon was based on or influenced by Blade?