This page is comprised of Dean's relationships over the years.
Dean first met Cassie in Athens, Ohio, where she was at college and he was on a hunting mission. They dated a few times and became close enough for Dean to trust her with his biggest secret - what he did for a living. Confused and slightly freaked out, she ended their relationship, despite still being in love with him. When her father was killed, she contacted Dean for help and they eventually renewed their relationship by sleeping together, although Dean soon left town again.Roy Le Grange's church in the hope that he would heal her. She met Dean and formed a friendship with him after he was healed, but Dean and Sam had to stop the 'miraculous' healings before Layla was cured. Had their situations been different, there was a chance of a relationship between the two. Ben, who shares many similarities with him. At first Dean thinks Ben is his son, but Lisa tells him otherwise. Later on, Dean shows Ben how to take down a bully and rescues him from changelings. Ben is shown to look up to Dean a lot.
A couple years later, Dean comes to live with Lisa and Ben, saying that when he sees himself happy, it's with them. Dean lives with Ben for a year. Dean also fears that Ben is too much like him. Dean makes sure Ben doesn't get near anything related to hunting. Dean even gets angry and yells at him when Ben touches his guns. Ben continues to admire Dean, calling him for advice when he breaks something and doesn't want to tell his mom. Dean advises him to man up and take responsibility for his actions. When Dean, then a vampire comes to say goodbye, Ben is excited to see him, but Dean shoves him against a wall as he's afraid of feeding on him. Ben is unable to even talk about the experience with Lisa, though he seems to forgive Dean. Dean shoving Ben contributes to his and Lisa's breakup. When Lisa starts to go on dates, Ben tricks Dean into coming back to try to get them back together and is upset when they don't. Ben tells Dean that he is abandoning his family by leaving them, showing that he probably sees Dean as a father. Dean does leave again, but is upset by the state he left Ben in, telling Sam that he left Ben heartbroken.
When demons arrive to kidnap him and his mother, Ben quickly calls Dean who becomes obsessed with rescuing them. During the rescue, Dean hesitates to do anything when the demon-possessed Lisa uses Ben as a hostage, but manages to free him by throwing holy water in her face. Dean also tells Ben to ignore the demon's taunts that Lisa doesn't love him. Dean eventually goes against his beliefs and lets Ben use a shotgun to hold the demons off so he can carry Lisa to safety. Later at the hospital, Ben is so distraught and traumatized by what happened that he coldly ignores Dean's attempts to console him. Wanting to protect him and Lisa, Dean has Castiel remove their memories of him after healing Lisa. Ben thus completely forgets who Dean is.fourth season, and protects her from angels and demons and soon discovers that she is an angel herself. Anna is empathetic and sympathetic towards Dean for his undeserved suffering within Hell, and he feels he can relate to her unease of taking orders from an absent father. During Heaven and Hell, they have a moment together and hook up for the night. Dean protects her until the moment Uriel threaten Sam. Whenever Anna pops in, Dean is surprised to see her, but treats her kindly. They are on friendly terms until Anna goes back in time to kill Mary and John. When she does that they are enemies, but both wish they could say they're glad to see each other. Dean later witnesses her death at the hands of Michael. Bloodlust. At first, Dean and Gordon hit it off pretty well, they even do a hunt together, though once Dean realizes how psychotic Gordon is, they become enemies. This is especially true when Gordon begins to hunt Sam down in Hunted. In that episode Gordon takes Dean prisoner. They remain enemies until Fresh Blood, when Sam kills Gordon. In The Beginning when Castiel send's Dean back in time. Samuel gives Dean a test to prove whether or not Dean is a real hunter. Later on Dean tells "Samuel" that he is Samuel's grandson, unaware that he was being possessed at the time.
Samuel later returns in season 6 and Dean is surprised to see him. Samuel later saves Dean when he turns into a vampire by bringing him the cure that can turn him back instead of killing Dean as he expected. Although, soon after, Dean begins to question Samuel and his morals. This soon turns to mistrust and Dean believes that he and Samuel don't hold family the same. Samuel later betrays Dean by selling them out to Crowley. Dean tells Samuel the next time he see him, Dean will be there to kill Samuel, which he does try but Sam stops him. Dean is never able to finish Samuel off though, since Sam is the one to kill Samuel.
Dean was predestined to be the archangel Michael's true vessel, however Dean hated Michael, as Michael wanted to battle Lucifer, which would have led to the end of the world. Michael however didn't really hate Dean, although he considered him inferior. Michael went so far as explaining himself to Dean in an attempt to convince him to become his vessel, comparing his love for Lucifer to Dean's love for Sam. For a time, Dean considered letting Michael use him, but changed his mind as he didn't want to let Sam down. This forced Michael to take Dean's half-brother Adam as a vessel instead.
Dean wished to apologize to Adam, but Michael coldly told Dean that Adam "wasn't home right now". Dean then warned Michael that he was coming after him next, something Michael didn't take seriously. Because of Dean's refusal to play his part, Michael deemed him no longer part of the story, and attempted to remove him from Stull Cemetery. He was stopped by Castiel.
Dean met Lucifer for the first time when Zachariah transported him to an alternate future in the year 2014. This Lucifer chose to spare Dean and ensured him that they would "always end up here". Initially, Lucifer attempted to get Dean to understand him, but Dean bit back saying that he was like every other monster Dean hunted, the only difference being the size of his ego
At Stull Cemetery, Dean interrupted Lucifer's battle with Michael. In retaliation, Lucifer beat Dean up, calling him "a pain in my ass". Sam managed to take control of his body just in time and return Lucifer back to his Cage. A recently resurrected Castiel then healed Dean of his blood-soaked injuries.
Dean did not meet Lucifer again until about five years later, when Sam convinced him to allow him to speak to Lucifer. Unfortunately, Lucifer had set up a plan to escape the Cage, and despite Dean's efforts to stop him, Lucifer got out. Dean would not known of this for a time, and conversed with Castiel, unaware that Lucifer was possessing his friend. When Dean does find out, he makes an effort to save his friend.
Lucifer repeatedly mocks Dean over his concern for Castiel. Originally, he planned on using Dean's connection to Amara for good use, but was ultimately kidnapped by Amara herself, an incident which he blames the brothers for. Later on, Dean arranges a rescue mission to retrieve Lucifer, since he believes him to be a necessity in the war against Amara.
Once the archangel is at the Bunker however, he throws a teenage tantrum at his father, forcing Dean (and Sam) to get the two to sit down and talk. Afterwards, Dean and Lucifer work together to fight against Amara, but continue to annoy each other. Amara eventually expels Lucifer's from Castiel's vessel, much to Dean's delight as it restores Castiel to him. However, Dean is shown to still care about Lucifer enough to check on him when he thought Lucifer was still in Castiel and ask what happened to him after his eviction.
Dean first meets the Leviathan in the form of Dick Roman when they are investigating the so-called Jersey Devil and realize Dick is a Leviathan. They first meet face to face when Sam and Dean rescue Bobby from him which results in Bobby getting fatally wounded. While Bobby is in the hospital dying, Dean confronts Dick outside, promising to kill him and pointing out that Dick can't kill him there as there is a crowd. Dick is simply amused by his threats.
Bobby's death sends Dean into an obsession with Dick and finding a way to kill him, which is apparently impossible. Dean spends three weeks learning all he can about Dick and his activities and hires Frank Devereaux to track his movements. Dean's obsession with Dick takes over his life to the point that when he's not working on a case, he focuses solely on Dick rather than his usual pursuits, worrying Sam. However, when confronted by Dick while rescuing Charlie Bradbury, Dean chooses to flee rather than fight as he can't kill him yet. After learning how to kill Dick from The Word of God, Dean grows more obsessed with getting him as he finally has a way. After Bobby turns into a Vengeful Spirit over his own obsession with killing Dick in revenge for his murder, he tells Dean to kill Dick, but not for vengeance, but for the job. Dean finally loses his obsession on the matter, but is still determined to kill Dick in order to stop the Leviathans and save the world.
When finally face to face with Dick armed with the one weapon that can kill him, Dean keeps his cool despite Dick's taunts, having apparently taken Bobby's request to heart and uses his smarts against him rather than brute force. Thanks to this method of confronting his most hated enemy, Dean is able to catch Dick off-guard and finally kill him with the help of Castiel who restrains Dick for him. However, as a side-effect of killing Dick, Dean and Castiel are dragged to Purgatory themselves with his essence where Dean remains trapped for a year. Despite encountering several Leviathans in Purgatory, Dean apparently never encounters Dick again after his death. Dean killing Dick also effectively ends the threat of the Leviathans as it leaves them completely disorganized as Dick is the only leader they have ever had. The Leviathans revert into ordinary monsters, just harder to defeat and at least most of them are brought down by demons under the command of Crowley once Dean has dispatched their leader.
Dean first meets Kevin Tran when he comes to the hospital where an insane Castiel is incarcerated. Dean banishes Hester, Inias and Castiel to protect him and encourages him when he has trouble translating the Leviathan tablet. After returning from Purgatory, Dean is upset to learn that Sam abandoned Kevin when he needed them, feeling that Kevin was their responsibility. However, Dean loses Kevin's trust when he is willing to sacrifice his mother to kill Crowley.
After he, Sam and Castiel rescue Kevin however, he seems to regain it. Dean keeps up with Kevin at Garth's houseboat, bringing him food and seeking his help with matters relating to the Trials of God and other things. Dean is also slightly stunned at the fact that Kevin cut his own mother off to be alone. When Kevin translates the first trial, Dean pushes him a bit hard in his efforts to close up Hell despite Kevin's clearly stressed condition, giving him pills to help keep him awake. When Kevin starts hallucinating Crowley, Dean encourages him and grows frustrated by his hiding of the demon tablet.
After Kevin's kidnapping and believed death, Dean grows upset, saying that they should've brought Kevin to the Men of Letters Bunker for his protection and berating Metatron for staying out of things, using Kevin's story to push him into action which results in Kevin's rescue. After getting the angel tablet, Dean again pushes Kevin hard to translate needed information and this and Crowley later result in Kevin nearly leaving the Bunker before Dean convinces him he considers Kevin to be family. Dean grows to rely on Kevin for information from the Bunker when needed, but doesn't let him in on the secret of Sam's possession when he learns that the angel possessing Sam is not Ezekiel and turns to Kevin for help in suppressing the angel so Sam can expel him. Dean can only watch, horrified, as Gadreel murders Kevin and later gives him a hunter's funeral. Dean swears to Sam that he will get revenge on Gadreel for Kevin's death, but also states that it is his fault and he believes he is going to Hell for letting Kevin die like that.
When Kevin returns as a ghost, Dean waits for him to manifest and does his best to apologize, something Kevin complains about when he finally becomes visible. Kevin asks Sam and Dean to rescue his mother from Crowley, telling Dean that its how he can make it up to him. After Linda is rescued, Kevin tells Sam and Dean he doesn't blame them and asks them to get Gadreel for him which they agree to. Kevin asks them to put aside their differences and be brothers again which Dean agrees to and seems about to try after Kevin's departure, but Sam simply walks away from him despite promising Kevin the same.
Dean and Kevin meet briefly in All in the Family, when God reveals that Kevin had been residing in the Veil for the last two years. Kevin tells them he has always trusted the brothers. God then delivers Kevin's soul to Heaven.Blood Brother, Benny calls Dean for help and he helps him take down his old nest. While Dean initially distrusted Benny, he grew to trust him absolutely at some point, presumably after he saves Castiel from a Leviathan despite his dislike for him. By the time they are ready to escape Purgatory, Dean tells Benny that he has earned a lot of trust from him. At one point he tells Sam that Benny is the only person who has never let him down. Dean's trust in Benny goes so far that he defends Benny when it looks like he fed on humans, believing his story even when he catches him red-handed burying another victim about it being another vampire. He goes so far as to send a fake text from Amelia Richardson to Sam to get him out of the way and defends Benny's killing of Martin Creaser as self-defense, knowing that the mentally-unstable Martin had been after Benny and having gotten the story from his great-granddaughter. However, when Sam made Dean choose between them, Dean ultimately chose Sam over Benny and cut all ties with him, something Benny was understanding of despite his deteriorating situation. In Taxi Driver, after learning that Sam is trapped in Purgatory, Dean calls Benny to rescue him. Dean's plan is to kill Benny to send him back so he can lead Sam and Bobby out the same way he did Dean and come back with Sam. Dean knows that he is asking a lot, but Benny agrees without hesitation, telling Dean he doesn't fit on Earth anymore. Benny agrees to come back with Sam, but secretly plans not to return, keeping this from Dean. Dean kills Benny who rescues Sam and Bobby as planned, but stays behind to hold off other vampires. Dean is devastated to learn that Benny didn't come back with Sam and buries his body instead of burning it so he can possibly bring Benny back in the future. Benny's sacrifice earns him Sam's trust and he agrees to Dean's action, ending the animosity between Sam and Dean about Benny.
Dean first meets Gadreel when he prays for help to save Sam and the angel comes to answer his prayer. Dean kills an angel that beats down Gadreel, saving him, but not trusting him, Dean traps him in Holy Fire. After Gadreel identifies himself as Ezekiel and Castiel confirms that "Ezekiel" can be trusted, Dean lets Gadreel work on saving Sam. Eventually, desperate, Dean tricks Sam into saying "Yes" to Gadreel so the angel can heal him from the inside. Though Gadreel allows Sam to have control, he periodically emerges to aid Dean at times though Dean covers these times up so Sam won't expel Gadreel and die. Dean calls on Gadreel to help locate Castiel when he is being hunted by Reapers and Gadreel resurrects Castiel and Charlie Bradbury for Dean despite knowing it will weaken him because their deaths affected Dean badly. However, over time, Dean grows less trusting of Gadreel, especially after encountering Chef Leo who allowed something in and it ended badly when he lost control and due to Gadreel's reaction to Castiel's presence. After Gadreel promises him that there is not much time left before Sam is healed, Dean pushes him to hurry up and grows more and more suspicious as Gadreel tells him that Castiel is a threat because angels are after him when Dean knows that no one knows that Gadreel is in Sam. However, he has no choice but to comply with the angel's demands as he will leave Sam otherwise and he might die. When Dean learns that the real Ezekiel is dead from Castiel, his suspicions are confirmed and he uses a sigil to try to suppress Gadreel so Sam can expel him. This backfires and Dean is forced to watch as Gadreel takes full control of Sam, murders Kevin and leaves. Dean ends up having to team up with Crowley to save Sam, again going to desperate measures to get rid of the angel he once trusted despite Gadreel's threats to harm Sam if they attempt to expel him. Dean goes as far as allowing Crowley to torture Gadreel and even possess Sam to force the angel out. Finally, Crowley succeeds and Gadreel is expelled but Dean's relationship with Sam is severely damaged by the event and Dean decides to hunt by himself to prevent anyone else from getting hurt by him, something Sam doesn't even try to stop. After Gadreel is captured, Dean tortures and nearly kills him under the Mark of Cain's influence, but ultimately spares his life and trades him for Castiel. When Gadreel changes sides and asks for a second chance, Dean pretends to forgive him, but his own anger augmented by the Mark of Cain causes him to try to kill Gadreel with the First Blade, leaving Gadreel seriously wounded. Despite Sam's insistence that Gadreel is their one chance to beat Metatron, Dean shows no remorse for his actions.
Dean first meets the angel when he's posing as his boss after manipulating Dean's memory to show Dean that he belongs as a hunter. While Zachariah helps Dean see this, Dean is angry at his way of doing it and threatens to stab him in the face. When Zachariah later transports Dean to the Green Room, Dean considers smashing a statue bust over his head despite the ineffectiveness of the action and is enraged by the angels' true plans.
After the Apocalypse starts, Dean is especially angry to see Zachariah given Castiel's death and gleefully banishes the angel and his followers. He later refuses to give into Zachariah's torture and is annoyed by Zachariah taking him to the future. Despite this, he is left somewhat thankful for it as Zachariah's trip taught him he's stronger with Sam than without and returns to hunting with his brother. When Dean is in Heaven, Zachariah relentlessly chases him and Sam and torments Dean with a bastardized version of his mother. Zachariah is only stopped from torturing Sam and Dean by Joshua's intervention on God's orders but the trip results in Dean losing his faith in everything. After Adam is raised by Zachariah as a trap to get Dean to say "yes", Dean finally gives in as he'd planned all along, but decides not to go through with it and let his brother down. Dean announces to Zachariah that the first condition that Michael must meet to possess him is that he has to kill Zachariah and then takes great glee in taunting Zachariah at how unimportant he is now. Dean uses the opportunity to taunt Zachariah into getting right in his face before finally killing him with an angel blade moments after announcing his intention to kill Zachariah himself.
Upon their first meeting, Dean and Abaddon developed a hatred for each other, with Dean attempting to kill Abaddon with the demon-killing knife to no effect. After defeating Abaddon with Henry's help, Dean is shown to enjoy the idea that Abaddon will be forever trapped due to their inability to kill her. After Abaddon escapes, she tries to get Dean to give her the location of Crowley and tells him that she finds Dean a worthy vessel. Dean remains defiant in the face of her threats and afterwards, grows somewhat obsessed with the idea of killing her, particularly as it will give him access to the First Blade and allow him to "feed" the Mark of Cain. After holding the First Blade for the first time, Dean begins to obsessively search for Abaddon to feel the Blade's power again. During their final battle, Dean snarls as he kills Abaddon with the First Blade and then viciously attacks and mutilates her body after she's dead before being snapped out of it by Sam.
Dean first meets Cain while hunting for the First Blade and is disgruntled by the demon's unwillingness to help at first. Dean is sympathetic towards Cain's loss but is undeterred in his attempts to get the First Blade from Cain to kill Abaddon. On Cain's end, he is intrigued by Dean, having heard stories of him and admires his skill and determination. Eventually, Cain agrees to give Dean the Mark of Cain and asks in return that Dean kill him someday after killing Abaddon.
After learning that Cain has returned to his old ways, Dean becomes determined to kill Cain despite the fact that doing so could result in him falling completely under the Mark's influence. When Dean and Cain come face to face, Dean notes that Cain had asked Dean to kill him in the future, but Cain is dismissive of this and tells Dean he believes he is doing Dean a favor by killing him. Cain's prediction of what is to come for Dean rattles him and after defeating Cain, Dean asks if Cain can stop so he doesn't have to kill him. When Cain refuses to stop, Dean kills him but is left conflicted by Cain's predictions about him killing Crowley, Castiel and Sam due to the Mark if left unchecked.
For most of his life, Dean lacked faith in God, though he noted that the freak death of a human criminal seemed like "an act of God." After Castiel resurrected Dean and told him that God had ordered it, Dean continued to lack faith as he didn't believe he was worthy of saving and couldn't understand why God would do it. After the failure of their plan to kill Lucifer with the Colt, Dean placed his faith into Castiel's plan to defeat Lucifer by finding God and lost his faith in everything when God, after sending Joshua to save them, told Sam and Dean through Joshua that he had no intention to help them further.
Before this, as stated by Joshua, God had helped the Winchesters by teleporting them onto an airplane as Lucifer rose, resurrected Castiel to help them in the battle and granted them salvation in Heaven after Walt and Roy killed them. After the Apocalypse is stopped, Dean is disgusted when Castiel has a renewed faith in God and states "if you see him tell him I'm coming for him next." Castiel realizes that Dean is angry which he confirms he is since God resurrected Castiel again but Dean just ended up with "my brother in a hole."
As Chuck Shurley, Dean was at first aggressive towards God before he was revealed as a Prophet and at first disbelieving about his prophetic books. However, he later turned to Chuck as a source of information for finding the locations of where Sam was confronting Lilith and the final battle between Michael and Lucifer. Despite this though, he threatened Chuck about not making anymore books during a fan convention.
After Chuck reveals himself to be God to the Winchesters, Dean refuses to believe it's actually him until God teleports them to the Bunker and calls in the spirit of Kevin Tran to prove his claims. Unlike Sam who is awed by God's presence, Dean is more angry and bitter due to God's refusal to help with problems in the past and his apparent lack of care about humanity. As God explains his reasons, Dean gets visibly emotional and starts crying. God eventually accuses Dean of mixing him up with his own father. After learning from Metatron of God's plans to sacrifice himself to the Darkness, Dean tries to talk him out of it and is shocked to learn that God sees him as the "firewall" between Light and Darkness.
After God is mortally wounded, Dean manages to save him in the end by convincing Amara that revenge isn't worth it. Rather than killing Amara, Dean is able to get her to finally reconcile with her brother and end her long-standing grudge against him. In doing so, Dean uses his own relationship with Sam as an example of why Amara should forgive God. After God is healed by Amara, he departs Earth with her, telling Dean that he knows the Earth will be fine without him because it's got Dean to protect it.
Dean was responsible for releasing The Darkness, after having the Mark of Cain removed from his arm. When The Darkness manifested, Dean was the first person she spoke to. He was also spared from the Rabid infection that struck a nearby town when The Darkness was unleashed.
Knowing he had to get rid of her, Dean and Sam hunted her down at Crowley's lair in Our Little World, but found he could not go through with it. The Darkness claimed that the two of them would always help each other. He was surprised when The Darkness rescued him from Crowley and ordered the demon to give Dean safe passage back. Castiel later informed Dean that The Darkness was God's sister, and he used this as an excuse for why he failed to kill her.
In O Brother, Where Art Thou?, after getting distracted by a case he and Sam believed was caused by The Darkness, Dean spotted The Darkness in a park, who then took him away to some place private. Dean berated The Darkness for taking innocent lives, but The Darkness pointed out that she did not kill them, but consumed them, and wished for Dean to be a part of that, to experience eternal bliss, as she claimed he does whenever they're together.
The Darkness kisses Dean, who initially returned it before pulling away, awestruck. The Darkness tells Dean that they're bonded, and that Dean releasing her was no accident, but destiny. When the angels interrupt their meeting, The Darkness sends Dean away.
Dean gradually becomes distraught over his apparent connection to The Darkness, and reveals to Sam in Love Hurts that he does not think he can truly resist her, and therefore he is incapable of harming her. In the same episode, a Qareen takes the form of The Darkness, believing her to be Dean's darkest desire.
Dean and The Darkness meet again in Hell's Angel, when a plan to expel Lucifer from Castiel's vessel fails and Lucifer begins torturing him and Sam. The Darkness arrives and frees the Winchesters. Miraculously, Dean shows greater concern for his friend than interest in The Darkness, which causes The Darkness to look momentarily upset, before she kidnaps Castiel, along with Lucifer.
The Darkness continues to hold Dean as someone special, as shown when Dean was immune to her fog while everyone else got infected. According to one of the victims, The Darkness planned for the two of them to be all there that is left of the world. Even Sam, in his infected state, believes Dean to favor The Darkness.
In hopes that Lucifer can help them defeat The Darkness, Dean forms a plan to rescue him. Dean distracts The Darkness by meeting with her in a forest. He admits he cannot resist her, and it scares him. The Darkness encourages him to let go, but realizes God has hidden his thoughts from her, leading her to feel betrayed.
This act seemingly causes The Darkness to disregard Dean, as during the battle in We Happy Few, she knocks Dean aside when he attempts to stop her from hurting God. Notably, Dean was shown trying to approach her when she arrived at his location, broken and battered, but Sam stopped him.They meet for the final time in Alpha and Omega. Dean is on a mission to self-destruct himself in order to save The Darkness by killing The Darkness. When The Darkness accuses her brother of sending him here, Dean denies such claims and tells her God didn't want this. He begins asking The Darkness what she wants, and adds that her desire for revenge isn't worth it.
Dean : Now you might be a -- an all-powerful being...but I think you're human where it counts. You simply need your brother.
Amara : Just stop.
Dean : You don't want to be alone. Not really. I mean, hell. Maybe that's why you wanted me. But deep down, you didn't really want me... 'cause I'm not him.
– Dean to The Darkness in Alpha and Omega,
Dean's words enable The Darkness to forgive her brother and reconcile with him, ending their feud. In gratitude, The Darkness resurrects Mary Winchester as a 'thank you' gift.
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