Supernatural: 5 things Dean can do that nobody else can

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Supernatural -- "Live Free Or Twihard" -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

Being part of the two-hero storyline of Supernatural, Dean has certain attributes that only he is capable of. Without him, there would be no show. Here are the things only Dean can do.

Supernatural has always depended on Sam and Dean being a two-man ensemble. Both of these two have character traits the other lacks while possessing great qualities only they can have; this makes them the perfect duo.

Dean has led many fan polls over who their favorite overall character has been on Supernatural, mainly because he provides both the badass action sequences as well as the comic relief moments. Although Dean is nowhere near as approachable as Sam, he’s had firm bonds with people himself due to the knack of showing the best of himself at the right time.

There are certain things over the 14-year run of the show that only Dean has shown to be a master at. Here are five of those no one else can do better than him.

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Supernatural — “O Brother Where Art Thou?” — Photo: Liane Hentscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

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Have a connection with Amara

As Dean had the Mark of Cain on him from the middle of Season 9 to the end of Season 10, he had a bond with Amara, who was fascinated by him. In the very beginning of Supernatural Season 11, a future version of Amara spoke to Dean and how he would be hers.

Throughout Season 11, Amara had a soft spot for Dean in her heart and never looked to harm him; even rescuing from Lucifer at one point. Dean himself was bound to her in some way and couldn’t control his attraction to her.

Eventually, it all came to a head when it was Dean who talked Amara down from destroying the universe by convincing her to heal Chuck. Had Dean not bonded with Amara, the universe would have been over; Mary Winchester wouldn’t have been resurrected either.

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Kill the antagonists

What if we told you that Dean has killed not one, not two, not three, but four main antagonists on the show? Because that is exactly what the elder Winchester brother has accomplished. The feat becomes even more incredible when you realize those antagonists were Abaddon, Dick Roman, Azazel and the freakin’ devil himself Lucifer!

No one on the show has racked up a larger body count than Dean, and he’s also disposed of secondary villains as well: Eve (a being more powerful than angels and demons), Cain, Ruby, and the entire Styne family were slaughtered by none other than Dean.

It’s almost as if the show reserves the Big Bad kills for Dean, and I’m certainly not complaining because no one can do it with more style than he can. At present, he has Michael trapped within himself, so you could even count that in his set of accomplishments toward defeating the main antagonists

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins attend the 2018 CW Network Upfront at The London Hotel on May 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins attend the 2018 CW Network Upfront at The London Hotel on May 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) /

Have a profound bond with Castiel

Speaking of bonds, the greatest one Dean has had with anyone has been with Castiel. This isn’t just us saying it, Castiel himself called his relationship with Dean to be one of a “profound bond”. Although Castiel has grown closer to Sam to the point where their relationship is about on the same footing as his with Dean, there’s still no question of the mark Dean has left on Castiel.

Dean still remains the go-to person should there be some help required from Castiel because the latter always arrives when Dean prays to him. Dean was also the one who got Castiel out of his angelic shell in the first place by taking him to a men’s club back in Supernatural Season 5. In fact, most of Castiel’s fun and sassy moments have been possible because of Dean.

In Season 8, Castiel snapped out of Naomi’s control because he could never go through with killing Dean; Dean had earlier made Castiel his priority in Purgatory by refusing to abandon him. Oh, and it was Dean who taught Castiel to hug in the first place. When it comes to making an angel your very best friend, Dean is your man.

Claim to have killed Hitler

We never thought we’d hear the end of it when Dean ganked Hitler of all people. The Fuhrer thought he’d made the smartest of decisions by saving his essence for the future, but clearly, the guy had no clue he would be going up against Dean Winchester of all people.

Dean would go on and on about how he was the one who killed Hitler, but the funny thing is he does deserve to brag about it all he wants. Even more hilarious was how we got the first instance in Supernatural where a joke was directly carried over to the next episode when Dean mentioned to Jodie of this little factoid.

It would’ve been awesome had the show stuck with this joke for longer and had Dean chime in about killing Hitler every once in a while when no one expected it. And admit it, if you were in his place you’d do the same; then again, no one but Dean Winchester could’ve ganked Hitler.

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Love Sam more than anything

So far, we’ve listed mainly those things that make Dean “cool,” but his main feature has always been something heartwarming: Loving Sam more than anyone can love anything in the universe – because there has never been a love like the one Dean has for his little brother.

We’ve seen it time and time again when Dean has let go of his own life for even a sliver of hope to bring back Sam. He went to hell for forty years just so he could bring Sam to life; he then committed suicide straightaway in Season 11, when he thought Sam had died – in the episode “Red Meat” – so that he could bargain his life for Sam’s. Although he wasn’t affected by the Croatoan virus in Season 2, Dean’s intention was to die with Sam when he thought the latter was infected, rather than save himself.

Whatever happens, Dean’s number one has always been Sam and it will always remain Sam. This is his greatest quality; his love for his little brother has no boundaries, and that’s something no person in the Supernatural universe can ever achieve – A love so pure, not even the Darkness can erase it.

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Supernatural returns with all-new episodes on Mar. 7 at 8/7c on The CW.