The Winchesters lost a mother/wife and one of them a fiance to a demon, Bobby Singer's wife to a demon possession, and Gorden's sister was turned into a vampire.

Are there any hunters (excluding Ghostfacers) who haven't lost someone to a supernatural tragedy?

  • Are you asking, no personal tragedy at all, or no personal tragedy before they became hunters? – Izkata Jul 21 '12 at 16:24
  • No tradgedy that forced them into hunting. – AncientSwordRage Jul 21 '12 at 17:50
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    What about Garth? – Force Flow Apr 19 '13 at 13:37
  • @ForceFlow "Garth Fitzgerald IV is a hunter. He went to college and dental school, becoming a dentist for awhile until he got his first case in which he claims he killed the Tooth Fairy." ~Garth on Supernatural wiki – AncientSwordRage Apr 19 '13 at 17:01

Mary Winchester fits the criteria, while Ellen Harvelle and Mary's parents (Samuel Campbell and Deanna Campbell) are possible candidates.

Mary Winchester

Mary was born into hunting, following in the footsteps - and being trained by - her parents. Samuel even mentioned telling her about the Colt as a bedtime story.

Ellen Harvelle, Samuel Campbell and Deanna Campbell

I don't recall Ellen ever talking about why she started hunting, nor can I find anything about her motivations on the various wikis. Same for Samuel and Deanna.


There's one and only one that I can think of, Eliot Ness. When Dean asked him who died and made him a hunter, he answered nobody, he "got the bug" when vampires were turning people in Cleveland.

  • Can you specify the episode in which the events you describe happen ? – Kalissar Apr 19 '13 at 12:19
  • The episode with Eliot Ness is "Time After Time" - Season 7, Episode 12 – wbogacz Apr 19 '13 at 14:15

There is Elliot Ness, obviously, and in season 11 there was Jesse's boyfriend, he just helped Jesse but he didn't have his own personal tragedy.

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    Could you add more detail? Episode numbers, quotes? – Gallifreyan Mar 27 '17 at 14:16

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