One of the toughest parts of being a part of a fandom is dealing with your favorite characters who leave too soon. While this week’s Fandom 5 is about those fandom deaths I generally can’t accept, as a member of the Supernatural fandom, I’m acutely aware of the pain that comes with losing a character before their time. There have been deaths left and right on this show, but there are some that I still REFUSE to accept. So this week I’m focusing solely on Supernatural deaths that I’m still not over–AND NEVER WILL BE!!!!
And if the nature of this week’s post wasn’t clear: watch out!
Kevin Tran was my absolute favorite. He started out as a nerdy kid thrust into a crazy world, and by the time he left us he was basically a Winchester. I am STILL not over Gadreel zapping him, and much like Osric Chau himself, I’m still waiting for the show to bring him back (they did it once, they can make it a permanent thing, right?).
When angels die on Supernatural, we see a burn mark of their wings. It’s how we know they’re really, actually, proper dead. We definitely saw Gabe’s wing burn, but I REFUSE to believe he’s gone for good. Plus, when they brought him back for an episode and Cas asked him flat out if he’s really dead, Gabriel winked. He WINKED, guys! He’s the freaking trickster, and he is NOT dead. I REFUSE to accept any other reality!
I still get annoyed when I think of Meg’s death. The whole thing just felt so…unceremonious. After all this awesome character development, after turning her from a character we hated to one we weirdly loved, the boys drive off in a car and leave her to get stabbed and tossed in a gutter by Crowley. She deserved SO much more than dying in the glow of the Winchester’s tail lights. I want them to bring her back just so they can rewrite the ending of her story to something better than dying in an alley while the Winchesters drive away. Ugh.
Don’t even get me started on this one. Just read my obituary for her on Geek & Sundry. Charlie should not have died. Seriously. BRING. BACK. CHARLIE.
SPEAKING OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED!!! Seriously, let’s talk about Jo for a second. She was the only other kid of a hunter we got to meet. Her chemistry with Dean was electric (seriously–I wanted them to get married and live happily ever after). Jo’s backstory was interesting, her motives were fascinating, and she was ultimately reduced to a kid pining for Dean, who died saving Dean, and then came back as a ghost and Dean had to deal with his single man-tear feelings over her death, and then she was gone again. I SO want them to bring her back, if only to, like Meg, rewrite the end of her story to something other than a plot device and a cliche. SERIOUSLY.
Talking about all of these characters we lost too soon has gotten me all worked up, y’all.
If you’re feeling the nerd rage, too, tell me those fandom deaths (Supernatural or otherwise) that you’re still not over in the comments. And, as always, check out my other Fandom 5 posts, and follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today!