Dean was born on January 24, 1979 to John and Mary Winchester. He is the couple's older child, and has one sibling from the couple, Sam, who is four years younger and was born on May 2, 1983. In the fourth season, Dean discovers that he has another brother, Adam, John's son with another woman. Dean was named after his maternal grandmother Deanna Campbell (and possibly himself, as seen in episode "In the Beginning"), while his brother was named after his maternal grandfather, Samuel Campbell. Dean drives a black four-door hardtop 1967 Chevy Impala (given to him by his father), and is a fan of classic rock music and heavy metal. He says his favorite song is a tie between Led Zeppelin's Ramble On and Traveling Riverside Blues. He always wears a metal amulet, given to him as a gift by his brother,  on a long black cloth band necklace. In "A Very Supernatural Christmas," the necklace is revealed to have been a gift from Sam on Christmas Day, 1991. The amulet was originally meant for John, and obtained from Bobby Singer, but after their father failed to come home for Christmas (as always), Sam gave it to Dean instead, saying "Dad lied to me; I want you to have it," and because Dean had tried to give him a good Christmas. Recently it was revealed that the amulet works as sort of an EMF detector for the presence of God, as Castiel borrowed it from Dean to track God on Earth. In addition to the amulet, Dean always wears a silver ring on his right ring finger. Dean sports a MTM-Special Ops Watch (The Black Patriot Model) and wears it in the fourth season with a Velcro band. He also has a small black tattoo on the upper left side of his chest; it is a protective plated pentagram with rays of the sun surrounding it. The symbol is said to ward off demonic possession. Dean appears to be a fan of Jack Nicholson, and possibly watches Oprah. He tends to make light of some of his and Sam's adventures, and is known to use crude humor and make sexual innuendos. Despite being in excellent physical shape, Dean is known to have very bad eating habits. He is often shown enjoying greasy, fattening, or otherwise unhealthy food, especially cheeseburgers. This is in stark contrast to Sam, who often favors a healthier diet and who usually expresses either amazement or disgust at the food Dean eats. Dean is terrified of flying, and claims that it is the reason why he drives everywhere. Despite his working knowledge of the afterlife, he is skeptical towards religion. Dean values his family and their safety more than anything else, even going so far as to kill the human host of a demon in order to save Sam's life, as well as selling his own soul to save Sam's life. When Dean Winchester was still an infant, his mother was ruthlessly murdered by a demon while his infant brother Sam lied in his crib. Since then, his father John Winchester embarked upon a campaign to fight all supernatural evil in the hopes of one day finding the demon that took his wife. Dean spent several years traveling with his father from town to town, learning about the various monsters that actually exist in the world. Though John Winchester began training him in the skills of being a hunter, Dean's primary obligation was to look after his little brother.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Dean possesses excellent combat and hunting prowess; comprehensively trained by his father from early childhood as a paranormal investigator and hunter of the supernatural, he is established throughout the series as an extremely dangerous individual, and he is more than capable of taking a stand against even the most formidable of opponents, such as demons and vampires. Dean is well-versed with multiple types of firearms; he prefers his Colt 1911 and sawed-off shotgun, but is proficient with most other weapons he might acquire. An expert marksman, he seldom misses his intended target and can efficiently put down anything vulnerable to bullets. Dean is adept with martial arts and knife fighting as well; he has subdued several human assailants with ease in multiple episodes and bested physically more powerful creatures, often unarmed or equipped with only a blade. In "Nightshifter", he killed a shapeshifter armed with a simple silver letter opener. In "Fresh Blood," he managed to subdue a vampire long enough to inject her with a shot of 'dead man's blood.' In "The Magnificent Seven", he fought and held off several demons by himself, armed only with a flask of holy water. Dean is also a proficient tracker and possesses prudent tactical skills and an instinctive ability to 'read' behavioral characteristics and manipulate people. Highly resourceful, he frequently utilizes improvised weapons and explosive devices; in "Croatoan," he demonstrated knowledge in chemistry, constructing Molotov cocktails and improvised explosive devices, and in "Phantom Traveler", he revealed knowledge of electronics and reverse engineering, having built an electromagnetic field detector from an old Walkman radio.
Dean also possesses extensive knowledge of the supernatural and mythology. He is versed with how police, fire departments and various government agencies (FBI, CDC) typically operate and conduct investigations, and knows how to both impersonate and evade them effectively. An accomplished mechanic, he maintains his Impala in tip top condition and has maintained an intimate knowledge of automobiles and engines since childhood. Dean is a virtuoso of escape, evasion and silent movement, when the situation requires subtlety and stealth. Lastly, he is also alarmingly skillful in many areas frowned upon by the law: lock picking, breaking into security systems (not so much computers, which often falls to Sam), car jacking and gaining an 'advantageous purchase' comes naturally to him. Due to his time spent in Hell as Alistair's "student", Dean has an in-depth knowledge of torture, able to inflict the maximum amount of pain and agony on a victim while keeping them alive as long as possible. In the season 5 premiere, Dean revealed he had learned the banishing spell from Castiel that sends angels back to heaven.
Dean drives a black four-door hardtop 1967 Chevy Impala (given to him by his father)
Dean tends to use a chromed Colt 1911 with ivory grips, which John is seen using in a flashback, and also uses a sawed-off double barrel shotgun when he needs extra firepower. He has also been seen with an MSG3 sniper rifle in "Simon Said". Dean is shown to possess a large machete in "Dead Man's Blood", and has used a knife in several episodes. He is shown to possess a Desert Eagle loaded with wrought iron in the episode "Something Wicked" and tasers which he and Sam used in the start of "Faith", when he electrocuted himself. When weapons are scarce and Dean is in a dangerous situation, he uses hand-to-hand combat or whatever is available as a weapon. During "On The Head Of A Pin", Dean is shown with a number of torture implements, including syringes of holy water.
Dean Winchester is based upon a character created for the WB/CW television series Supernatural. Although the Supernatural comic book titles are published by DC's WildStorm Productions, all characters and events exist in a reality separate from that of both the mainstream DC Universe and the Wildstorm Universe.
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