Welcome back to Humor Nation. “Supernatural” has featured numerous hunter families, but none are as legendary as the Winchesters. They are the central part of the Supernatural story. Their bloodline can be traced back to Cain and Abel, the first brother pair whose relationship has been reflected in Sam and Dean Winchester. While Mary came from a family of hunters, the Campbells, John came from a lineage of Men of Letters. However, after his father Henry Winchester got trapped in the future and never made it back, John never learned the truth. John is the son of Henry and Millie Winchester. He had Sam and Dean Winchester through his union with Mary. With a woman named Kate Milligan, he ended up conceiving Adam Milligan, who became the step-brother of Sam and Dean.
The name Winchester is not just a reference to the iconic rifle of the same name but also to the Winchester Mystery House built by Sarah Winchester, which is believed to be haunted. All the Winchesters shared an interesting relationship with death. They all have met their demise at the hands of the Supernatural, but they were resurrected again by some Supernatural means. Except for Henry Winchester, who met his end at the hands of Abaddon, all the other members have been brought back.
John Winchester is the patriarch of the family, a Marine who turned to hunting after losing his love, Mary Winchester. He was consumed by the thirst for revenge against the yellow-eyed demon who took Mary away from him. It was his obsession that would not only strain his relationship with his sons but also snatch away their childhood.
Mary’s demise would act as a catalyst, driving the plot of the show forward. Although Mary would be resurrected in Season 11 finale, she would get back into the hunting mix. Dean Winchester grew up with a sense of responsibility to protect his brother Sam always while also following in the footsteps of his father. The younger brother, Sam Winchester, never wanted to be a hunter; he always longed for a normal life. But the tragedies forced him to walk the hunter’s path.
Another recurring element is the Winchesters’ tendency to sacrifice themselves for the other. Whether it’s literally putting oneself in harm’s way or making a demon deal that would have serious repercussions, the Winchesters would never shy away. John made a deal with Azazel to save his son Dean. Mary struck a deal with Azazel to bring back John. Dean made a crossroads deal to resurrect Sam.