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An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works. Robert Steven "Bobby" Singer is a fictional character in The CW Television Network's After John's death in the second-season premiere, Bobby allows the brothers to a poker-playing witch in "The Curious Case of Dean Winchester", he sees it as .. The first episode to delve into Bobby's backstory was the third season's. Well, the Bobby Singer who exists in Apocalypse World, doesn't know who Sam and Dean are, and has a thing for berets. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki star as the Winchester brothers, hellbent on battling the.
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When the brothers come across a poker-playing witch in "The Curious Case of Dean Winchester", he sees it as a chance to regain his mobility and wagers 25 years of his lifespan. Although he loses and begins to age rapidly, Sam and Dean manage to restore his lost years. Sam and Dean try to convince him to kill her because she is a zombie, but he refuses and orders them to leave. Over time, the other zombies begin to turn evil, and Bobby is forced to kill his wife again to prevent her from changing, too.
After all the zombies are dealt with, Bobby reveals that Death orchestrated the situation; because he is one of the reasons why Sam has not yet agreed to be Lucifer's vessel, the Horseman attempted to break Bobby's spirit.
Although Dean tries to comfort him by pointing out that he got to see his wife again, Bobby notes that it only made her death a thousand times worse. Still in need of Death's ring, Bobby sells his soul to Crowley —a powerful demon who also wants to stop Lucifer—in exchange for the knowledge of the final Horseman's location. Crowley promises to return his soul When the Apocalypse has been prevented, keeping it in the meantime to guarantee his safety from the Winchesters. When the deal has been made, the demon reveals that he added in a secret clause to restore Bobby's mobility.
An ecstatic Bobby then joins Sam and Castiel on a mission to stop nation-wide distribution of the Croatoan virus. However, the fallen angel instantly overwhelms his new vessel, and teleports away with the rings.
Bobby and Castiel lose faith in their goal, but Dean convinces them to keep fighting. They learn the location of the destined battleground from the prophet Chuck, and arrive just as Lucifer and Michael prepare to fight.
An angry Lucifer kills Bobby and Castiel when they interfere, and then sets his sight onto Dean. Sam is able to reassert control over his body, and uses the rings to imprison himself and Michael. With the Apocalypse over, God resurrects Castiel, who in turn brings Bobby back to life. After a year's research into Crowley's human life—allowing them to track down his mortal remains, whose destruction would 'kill' Crowley in the same manner as exorcising a ghost—Bobby eventually regains his soul by threatening to burn Crowley's human remains.
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Although the restored but soulless Sam attempts to kill Bobby in "Appointment in Samarra" as part of a ritual to prevent his soul returning to him—Sam being concerned about reports that the psychological damage his soul will have sustained while being tortured by Lucifer will destroy him—Bobby easily forgives Sam after his soul is restored, recognizing that Sam was not responsible though he is awkward around him at first due to his actions. Bobby then collaborates with the Winchesters in tracking down Eve, the mother of all monsters, when she is released from Purgatory by a ritual performed by dragonseven after their first attempt results in Bobby being possessed by a brain-controlling slug Eve has created and the death of his old friend and mentor Rufus in "And Then There Were None".
During a temporary change in the timeline caused by angel Balthazar saving the TitanicBobby is married to a still-living Ellen in "My Heart Will Go On", but this timeline is undone with only Sam, Dean and the angels remembering it. After a time-travel mission results in the brothers and Bobby acquiring the phoenix ash needed to kill Eve, they eliminate her in "Mommy Dearest". They also realize that Castiel has been deceiving them and in "The Man Who Would Be King" deduce that he has collaborating with Crowley to open Purgatory in an attempt to acquire the power of the souls within it to use in the civil war in Heaven.
Despite their best efforts, Dean, Sam and Bobby fail to stop Castiel, who uses the Purgatory souls to elevate himself to a god-like level in the sixth season finale. Although he initially helps the Winchesters in Season 7 in their struggle against the Leviathans—God's original creations, trapped for millennia in Purgatory until they were unintentionally released by Castiel—despite the destruction of his house, even determining their new foes' vulnerability to the chemical Borax, Bobby is eventually shot in the head by Dick Roman in "How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters".
He spends the next episode, "Death's Door", in a coma, trying to reawaken to reveal the Leviathan's plot. Despite efforts to save him, Bobby flatlines from his injuries; his last word being "idjits" sicidiots to Sam and Dean after passing on a sequence of numbers.
The episode ends with a reaper asking Bobby if he is going to become a ghost or move on to the afterlife. It's indicated that he stayed as a ghost to help the boys as there have been times since his death when the information they need inexplicably makes itself known to them, but they were initially unable to confirm or deny Bobby's possible presence.
During "Party On, Garth," Sam reveals that he tried to use a talking board to contact him if he is still around, but received no response. However, Garth registers high readings on an EMF detector around Bobby's old flask, and when Dean needed a sword to slay a shojo, it inexplicably slid across the ground to him, leading him to believe that Bobby had helped him.
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At the end of the episode, Bobby's spirit can be seen in the brother's motel room, and he is annoyed when Dean comes in, looks right at him, and does not see him, instead grabbing his flask.
In "Of Grave Importance", the audience is fully aware of Bobby's ghostly existence and the episode revolves around his own parallel investigation with the Winchesters of a haunted house.
When Annie Hawkins, a hunter friend of the three, calls for assistance before being killed by the house's ghost, Bobby follows the Winchesters via the flask and discovers Annie dead with a myriad of other ghosts unable to move on from their place of death. Determined to get out information, Bobby learns to manipulate physical objects and points Dean and Sam in the right direction, and they are able to destroy the ghost haunting the house before the ghost could destroy Bobby.
At the end of the episode, having accepted Bobby's return, Bobby is now fully visible to the Winchesters and explains to them how he chose to remain behind; a choice Dean finds hard to accept. Following their reunion, Bobby explains Dick Roman's endgame for humanity; cure humanity of all its diseases before herding them as livestock for the Leviathans to feed on.
In the midst of his explanation, the brothers receive an email from a dead Frank Devereaux, who informs them that his hard drive, in Roman's possession at his headquarters, is currently being cybernetically attacked and will lead to their new aliases and safe houses being compromised.
While Bobby attempts to convince the Winchesters to send in his flask, the brothers are concerned his hatred for Roman will compromise the operation and leave him out. The hacker responsible of cracking Devereaux's hard drive, Charlene Bradbury, witnesses a Leviathan eating and cloning her boss and is quickly able to be recruited to help the brothers against the Leviathans. While the operation is successful—wiping the hard drive, hacking Roman's email account and intercepting an important package—Charlene is unable to escape the building in time.
Bobby, having snuck his flask into her bag, cracks the doors and begins to attack the Leviathans, breaking Charlene's arm in the process, leading to a concerned discussion between the brothers as to Bobby's self-control. Bobby later returns after having to recharge for a while and describes himself as "stronger than ever.
In the seventh season finale, "Survival of the Fittest," Sam tries to stop him, but Bobby is no longer completely in control of himself and nearly strangles Sam to death.
Realizing what he is doing, he regains control and leaves the maid's body. Now knowing the danger of him losing control again, Bobby requests that Sam and Dean burn his flask. They reluctantly do so, causing his ghost to disappear. Bobby next appears in eighth season episode "Taxi Driver," in which Sam and Dean learn from rogue Reaper Ajay that instead of going to Heaven when his flask was burned, Bobby was taken to Hell on Crowley's orders. Needing to rescue an innocent soul and release it into Heaven to complete the second trial to close the Gates of Hell, Sam travels into Hell and finds Bobby who initially believes he is a demon as he is being tormented by demons pretending to be Sam and Dean all the time, but Sam convinces him with personal information only he and Dean know.
The two escape into Purgatory, but find the Reaper that Ajay is missing having been questioned and killed by Crowley. With the help of Dean's vampiric friend Benny, Sam returns to Earth with Bobby's soul, but when Bobby goes to ascend to Heaven, he is trapped by Crowley, who wants to take him back to Hell to punish him for the "damage" he has done to demons in his hunting career.
However, the angel Naomi intervenes, drives Crowley off, and allows Bobby to ascend to his rightful place in Heaven, thus completing the second trial.
When Sam is in a coma and dying in the ninth season premiere "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", his subconscious desire to give up and die manifests in the form of Bobby.
The part of Sam's mind that wants to live promptly manifests as Dean and kills "Bobby" to try to convince Sam one last time to live, but Sam decides to go with "Bobby's" advice. Though he feels himself to be rusty, Bobby agrees and escapes his Heaven, releasing all the other Bobby Singer's to create a distraction. Bobby gets Castiel into Heaven and helps him free Metatron before returning to his own Heaven. He leaves a note with Castiel for Sam, telling him not to stop searching for a cure for the Mark of Cain but to stop lying to Dean about it.
He also states that helping again was the most fun he had in Heaven and he will accept any punishment for his actions. After returning to his Heaven, Bobby looks at a picture of him, Sam and Dean at his old salvage yard as Hannah and a few other angels come after him for punishment.
In season eleven's "Safe House", Sam and Dean investigate a house where Bobby and Rufus had worked a case in around or while the Winchesters were hunting Lilith to stop the Apocalypse.
During the case, the two men faced off with a monster that was causing people to drop into mysterious comas and die while acting like a ghost. Bobby eventually recognized the monster as a Soul Eater, a monster that steals people's souls and takes them to its nest in a pocket dimension. Bobby had faced and trapped a Soul Eater before and he and Rufus are able to trap the one in the house they are investigating. However, Bobby briefly falls victim to the monster and is transported to its nest while his body is possessed by the monster to attack Rufus who is able to complete the trap.
In the present, the trap is accidentally broken during renovations of the house and the Winchesters face the Soul Eater themselves. The Winchesters are able to kill the Soul Eater, but Dean's soul is also taken to the nest, a place outside of time and space.
Moments before the souls are released from the nest by the Soul Eater's death, Dean and Bobby briefly see each other and are left wondering if the experience was real in their respective time periods. During this conversation, he appears to be working on the Colt.
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Finally, Bobby provides Sam and Dean with a ritual which destroys the Rabbit's Foot and breaks its curse. After the boys leave for Ohio, he is test firing the Colt, when Ruby appears, and offers to help turn it back into a demon-killing weapon. Summoned by Sam he arrives to help, only to be struck down by Father Gil.
At the end of the episode he reassures Dean that Sam is okay, that nothing has changed since he came back from the dead.
In A Very Supernatural Christmas Sam consults with Bobby over the phone, he tells they are not dealing with an "anti-Santa" but with a pagan deity. He later advises them that evergreen stakes will kill the deity. We learn that Bobby's association with the Winchesters goes back to at least In Dream A Little Dream Of MeBobby is investigating the death of a doctor who researched sleep disorders when he mysteriously lapses into a coma.
On investigation, Sam and Dean find the culprit is Jeremy Frosta patient of the doctor who was unable to dream until the doctor gave him African Dream Root. Sam and Dean take some of the herb themselves in order to enter Bobby's dream and rescue him. In the dream they find Bobby having a nightmare about his wife. Before Bobby knew about the world of the supernatural, his wife was possessed, and he had to kill her.
Dean manages to convinces Bobby he is only dreaming and he awakes.
Bobby works with the boys and Bela Talbot to track down Jeremy Frost. In Mystery Spotafter Dean dies, seemingly for real, on the Tuesday, Sam becomes obsessed with finding the Trickster, while ruthlessly hunting other evil across the country. Bobby calls him, worried about him. Finally Sam responds to a call from Bobby that he has found a way to summon the Trickster. Bobby says they need blood for the ritual - fresh blood. While Sam apparently seems willing to go and kill someone, Bobby offers himself as a sacrifice.
Sam stabs him with a wooden stake, since this is not Bobby but an illusion of the Trickster. An old hunter acquaintance, Rufus Turnerhas called with news that she has been in contact with him. After giving her location to the boys, they obtain Ruby's Knife and prepare to leave to go after her. Bobby has disabled the Impala, and argues that he must go with him, because "there's more to family than blood", and that they need him.
After Dean kills a demon possessing a police officer, Bobby explains that because Dean is close to going to hell, he can see their true faces. When they arrive at the house where Lilith is, Bobby blesses the water in the sprinkler system, so that when the sprinklers activate they keep the demons in the neighborhood at bay. Bobby is not present during the finale encounter between the boys and Lilith.
Season 4 Edit Bobby reunites with Dean. At first, he doesn't believe that it's really him, resulting in a fight between them. They continue until Dean sliced his arm with a silver knife. Even still, Bobby splashed holy water to make sure he wasn't a demon before he believed it was Dean and they embrace.
Dean told Bobby of his resurrection before he and Bobby later find Sam who had been off the grid out of grief for the 4 months Dean was dead. Bobby tended to Pamela after her eyes were burned out at trying to see Castiel's true form. He and Dean later wait for the entity in a barn and meet the angel Castiel. Bobby shoots at him but it has no effect and Bobby is knocked out shortly afterwards by Castiel with a simple touch.
Bobby's unconscious form is tended to by Dean. He gives Dean and Sam books for them to research. Bobby has to stab Dean to create a siren-killing weapon. He finally puts them to rest using a banishing spell. He returns to save the brothers from a seductive siren in Sex and Violence.
Bobby is seen briefly in The Rapturetowards the end of the episode. He calls Sam and asks that both Dean and Sam get to his place immediately.
Once there, Dean and Bobby trick Sam and lock him up for his own safety inside the panic room. Now with Sam locked up, detoxing from the demon blood, Bobby gets a call from Rufus Turner about seals breaking. He suggests they let Sam out and use him as a weapon in the on-coming demon war.
Though Dean does agree to work with the angels, and Bobby calls Dean the angel's bitch. Dean and Bobby soon notice how it's gone quiet downstairs, and rush to the panic room. There Sam is being flung around by the demon blood's effects, and the two hold him down.
Bobby tells Dean they are going to need to tie Sam down, and asks Dean "Are you with me? Dean answers yes, because the demon blood is killing him. Bobby disagrees and says that they are the ones killing Sam. Dean refuses to give him more blood, and Bobby says Sam will die.
Dean replies, "at least he'll die human. But Sam refuses and knocks Bobby out. Now with Sam gone, Bobby and Dean investigate how Sam got out. Dean leaves to track Sam down and Bobby to watch the police database. After the fight with Sam, Dean heads back to Bobby's. Bobby tries to convince Dean to call Sam, but Dean refuses.
Bobby explodes and tells Dean that family is not only meant to make you happy, but unhappy as well.
The conversation stops when Dean is suddenly teleported by the angels to The Green Room. Season 5 Edit Bobby upon being told he'd never walk again.