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SPN character sorting meme

You can sort all (?) the SPN characters that have appeared in at least two episodes here.

Some of these were super hard decisions (Jo vs Ellen? Jo vs Amelia???), but it shook out into something I'm pretty happy with, in about three tiers: top third are the characters I love, middle third are characters I have no or conflicting feelings towards, bottom third are characters that make me say "ugh", plus all the S9-S10 characters I haven't seen.

On the whole, I definitely favored earlier over later, other things being more or less equal. The two things I learned during sorting is that I have a whole lot more antipathy towards Ben Braeden than I would have guessed - me kicking against the convenient cute kid thing, presumably - and a whole lot more appreciation for Gwen Campbell. Clearly this means I should write some Gwen Campbell fic? :D

Also, Dean's place on the list is Dean circa S8 (when I stopped). If I could compartmentalize him and just think about Dean S1-7 or so, he'd have placed very differently.

Now I'm come over all nostalgic. *sniff*

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Oct. 9th, 2015 01:26 am (UTC)
Heh, I'm forever conflicted about Dean. He's downright unlikeable to me from S6 onwards, but I still find him one of the most INTERESTING characters, so he'd probably make my top five on that basis alone. O_o
Oct. 9th, 2015 08:20 pm (UTC)
I have Doylist vs Watsonian troubles with Dean, as in, I could find him more interesting if I didn't find the narrative a lot more sympathetic to him and his angst and his story than I am. That eventually became my problem with the show as a whole, really.
Oct. 9th, 2015 01:34 am (UTC)
Augh, I did it and then accidentally clicked out of the window before I could save the results. /o\ My middle results seemed pretty good, but my top ones were weird, 1=Dean 2=Sam (IDGI, I'm pretty sure I only had 2 Sam questions, and if it had asked me Sam vs. Dean, I would have put both), 3=Jody, I think 4=Meg, and Bela was FIVE. O_o As if.
Oct. 9th, 2015 08:20 pm (UTC)
Ha ha. Obviously Bela at #1!
Oct. 9th, 2015 03:56 am (UTC)
I placed Gwen higher than I would have expected too! And I tended to rate humans over demons over angels, mostly because angel motivations are so perplexing. So like, while Gabriel and Crowly can be fun, I'd much rather read a fic about Jo or Bela.
Oct. 9th, 2015 08:21 pm (UTC)
I agree very much about angel motivations. Like Anna - what was she doing in the back half of S4 when we didn't see her? What did she even want? WHO KNOWS. It's one of the reason I've never managed to write her.

Castiel's the exception, IMO. I usually feel like I know where I'm at with him.
Oct. 9th, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
Very true, but then, Cas has been written more like a human since season 5. Even when he's overreaching (new God) his motives make sense to me.
Oct. 9th, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see some more Rufus love.

I feel like the middle ranges could get pretty muddled, but my irritation with Samandriel was deep and true.
Oct. 9th, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
Rufus/Ellen remains my favorite Ellen ship. They could be so great.

I have just realized that I have a former student who looks a whole lot like Samandriel, which is an amusing but also alarming realization to have. And now I am thinking about all those many, many Samandriel/Adam fics I linked to in the early days of the rarepair newsletter...
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