Editor's Note: @Dryzley posted this theory and all the associated questions about Supernatural's 14th season on Twitter recently. I thought they were intriguing and warranted more consideration than can be reasonably fit into 288 characters so I transferred it all here for you to ponder and discuss. October 11 isn't that far away!
 
So every season the [Supernatural writers] pick a theme. It might be about family, relationships, choices, destiny, or secrets.  Throughout the season, every episode has something that connects to that subject.  I have been pondering season 14 and I think it might be about "Identity". The season will start with a lot of characters in unknown territory.
 
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1. Dean or Michael. How will Dean handle his time/exposure to being controlled by Michael? How will Dean be changed/influenced by it?
 
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2. Sam without Dean. Sam will be thrust into a new role he has seldom experienced - Leadership. Will he be able to make the "Big Decisions"? Will the new AU Hunters follow him? Will he try to be a Parent to Jack? A brother to Castiel? A protective son to Mary?
 
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3. Castiel without Dean. Castiel will be fulfilling the role Kelly wanted for him - a Father to Jack. Will he try to be like a brother to Sam? Will he try to help heaven?
 
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4. Jack without Power.  Jack has no powers - He will be a human teenager/young adult. How will he cope? Will he seek out Castiel for support? Will he turn to Sam?
 
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5. AU Bobby. How will he adjust? Will he have feelings for Mary? Will he develop a friendship with Sam? Will he have some secrets that could cause problems?
 
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6. AU Hunters in New World. What will they do? Try hunting monsters? Try to live quietly? Will they have PTSD problems?
 
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7. AU Michael. How will he look at this world? Will he pick up any of Dean's personality traits? Will he need to find a source of power? Human souls? Will he feel a need to be "The Only Michael" & do something with Adam/Michael [still in the cage]?
 
So as the season develops, we may see the characters dealing with some of these issues. If so, this could be a very exciting storyline/plot.
 
What questions would you add to the list? What alternate theme do YOU think season 14 might pursue? Let's Discuss!