Сверхъестественное is one of the most Популярное shows around. A quick look at some well-known fiction sites tells us a lot about the size of it's fanbase. It's right up there with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, already a classic. Similar to Buffy in essence, the Показать follows the story of two brothers fighting what the world believes to be nothing but fairy-tales and local legends. In the background, however, lies a family drama. Brothers aside, the world of Сверхъестественное offered the viewers a relatively significant number of interesting characters with potential of becoming another Bobby или Cass for the show. But they didn't. As a viewer, and now in the middle of season 6, I feel as if the Показать needs some fresh air the form of relatively longer lasting interesting characters strongly connected to the main arc. The problem is, we could've had them already. The first part of this Статья is restricted to the women of Сверхъестественное and it's aim is to Показать the potential they had to take the role in the story and in the hearts of the Фаны all over the world like Bobby and Cass have. It's секунда part is dedicated to Lisa and it's aim to Показать why she doesn't fit in the story in comparison to the women mentioned in the first part
Introduced in season 3, Bela soon became the most hated character for 'being mean to the boys', 'evil' and 'making them look like fools'. My apologizes to anyone who feels offended by my Назад statement. I am not negating that a single one the above mentioned reasons isn't true about Bela. However, that was her personality and it was an interesting one. Unlike the boys, Bela didn't care about the consequences her actions could have on the safety of the mankind. After all, the mankind didn't Показать much care for her either. Unlike the boys' who Остаться в живых their mother to a demon and their father to his obsession with avenging Mary, Bela had no one to mourn after: she was abused and no human was there to help her. While it's easy to understand Dean and Sam's obsession with hunting once their family's history is taken into consideration, prima facie it seems difficult to understand Bela. She's described as evil and egoistic, but did she really have reason to trust people? They only thing that helped her was a demon. The conflict of personalities conditioned by a completely different environment they grew up in apart, Bela would've been a great addition to the show. If the producers decided to have her turn to Dean for help rather than wait (which could've been easily achieved and in-character considering her self-preserving nature), we'd get a Bobby-like character who could provide them with all sorts of weapon and informantion one can get at 'the lucrative market out there'. She was also Dean's potential Любовь interest. Drawing parallels with Buffy the Vampire Slayer this potential ship has Buffy/Spike written all over it. Most people fall for love-hate relationships, only here we'd have a good boy with a bad girl.
2) Jo and Ellen
I decided to dedicate them a single chapter as the two women, дана their relationship, come together. Jo is a a typical little sister who wants to prove herself to the world and the boys are typical big brothers who are trying to protect them from everything. Jo's crush on Dean could have evolved into a deep friendship and her story could have дана us good insight of how a newbie deals with what the job brings. Ellen's story can be described with the following sentence: 'Heros die and she has to bury them'. Offers elements of family drama and opens a new area in Supernatural. This woman's role was partially дана to Lisa, but I felt Ellen was еще authentic and tragic. I'd find a relationship between her and John еще plausible than that of him and Adam's mother. The introduction of John's other family just to have them dead within two episodes was unnecesary and not appropriate considering the emotional shock such thing would cause to any human being, espcially to neglected children like Dean and Sam. That apart, Jo and Ellen could offer a family Dean and Sam never had but always desired. In this metaphoric family, Ellen would have the role of a mother and Jo the role of a little sister. It would work and we'd still have plently of family drama that still doesn't change the genre of the Показать but fits perfectly in.
We've seen very little of this character, but I place if her Bela's rank in terms of potential. That is to say, a female version Bobby, a supporting characters with skills the boys could use.
We didn't seen enough of her but this is another Jo in essence. Her presence would give the Показать elements of family drama.
From a literary point of view, I feel Ruby was the show's most succesful female character and, Bobby amd Castiel aside, the most sussessful supporting character. With every episode we were getting to know her better and yet she surprised us in the end. For a long time we were wondering about her loyalties, whether she was really one of a kind and if, perhaps, we were going to see her еще humane nature. Her story belongs in the world of Сверхъестественное (unlike Lisa's). Since the aim of the Статья is to explore the potential some female characters who were killed off prematurely had, I won't go any further the analysis of Ruby. She's a role model.
Mentioned behind Ruby because Anna is the other side's Ruby. Even her surname Milton, in reference to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost', confirms it. However, she was very little developed and I'm afraid to say far to similar to Lucifer un basics, but to some extent to Cass as well (an Энджел who decided to go against the rules, much like Cass later) to offer еще to the show. One of few characters who I felt were unncessary because they couldn't offer еще than what a certain supporting character (Cass) and the season's villian (Lucifer) could.
The секунда part of this Статья is dedicated to Lisa. дана the number of posts on her threads on verious forums, I won't write about her role in the story and in general. I will just try to show, an in comparison to women mentioned above, why she doesn't fit in.
Generally, I think Lisa is supposed to be a younger version of Ellen with a similar story and personality. A woman who is constantantly afraid of losing her loved ones and being the one to bury them. I don't think the writers achieved that или anything else at all with Lisa. Unlike Ellen's story, Lisa has nothing to do with this world which is why her story changes, for a few scenes, Сверхъестественное into an different family drama show. Her job has nothing to do with Dean and Sam's life in a negative but potentially positive (Bela) или just positive (Jo, Gwen, Pam) way. She doesn't interact with other characters или knows them at all. Her personality varies for episode to episode and her actions often contradict themsleves which is all symptomatic of a character whose role isn't clearly defined. It seems as if the writers want us to like her so they're changing her from a submissive wife full of understanding (they moved on Dean's command whitout a fuss) to a strong, independant woman who won't just sit and cry until Dean comes back (she's now dating a doctor). Her role is that of Dean's girlfriend (which could've been filled by еще fitting Jo или Bela) and family (which could've been filled by Ellen, Jo или Gwen). There is nothing unique about her that makes her irreplacable. As shown, her role could've been taken by other women who would fit еще in the world of Supernatural, who would be еще present and whom we'd get to know еще (some fresh air I was talking about in the beggining) making the story еще interesting. We've been reduced to Sam, Dean, Bobby and Cass. I'm pretty sure that Jo, Ellen and/or Bela would've been nice additions.