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2. Succubus

The What:  A succubus is a female demon that transforms into the shape of a woman in order to seduce men, often in their dreams.  The succubus draws energy from the men, generally through sexual intercourse, reviving herself and injuring or killing the men.  Sometimes she is depicted with wings.  Lilith is often referred to as a succubus, as well.

How It Could Work In An Episode:  Honestly, I'm kind of amazed that we haven't seen a succubus before.  A beautiful woman that preys on men, draining their life when they sleep with her?  The succubus and Supernatural are like peas in a pod, man.  Of course, you can't have the succubus attack in a man's sleep because that's pretty much rape, and I in no way condone that.  But attacking a man who willingly tries to sleep with her is a different story.  This monster might have worked better when Dean was more of a play-the-field kind of guy, but it would still be awesome.
1. Mothman

The What:  The Mothman is a very specific and unique creature.  People who saw him say that he is a man-sized winged creature with large, red, reflective eyes and giant wings.  He was seen in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, from November 12, 1966 to December, 1967.  A number of people in Point Pleasant reported seeing the Mothman during that time period.  On December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge, which spans the Ohio River, collapsed, killing 46 people.  After the bridge collapse, the Mothman was never again seen in Point Pleasant.  People say that the Mothman appears in advance of a catastrophe and tries to warn people about it.  He's also the subject of the scariest movie I have ever seen, "The Mothman Prophecies."  I had nightmares about the Mothman for weeks after watching that movie.  And he's not evil in the slightest.  He's just an extremely scary death omen.  Also, if anyone is in the Point Pleasant area the third weekend of September, there is a yearly Mothman festival that you can check out.

How It Could Work In An Episode:
  Sam and Dean are driving across the country, as usual, when Sam has a vision.  He sees a horrible tragedy unfold before his eyes.  Now they're both freaked because Sam hasn't been having visions since Azazel died.  Is Azazel alive again somehow?  What the hell is going on?  Sam has another vision, stronger and more intense.  But this time he notices something just out of eyesight that looks like a giant black bird man with red eyes.  When Dean has a vision of the same tragedy with the same bird man creature, they know it's not Azazel.  But what is it?  When the Mothman finally appears to them in person, they figure out what they're dealing with and save the day, of course.  If this happened, I would be one happy fan because Sam visions!  Azazel angst!  Dean vision!  Terrifying Mothman!  Crisis averted!

So there you have it.  Here are the 22 -- 25, sir -- monsters that I want to see in season 6.  What did I miss?  Do you want to see any of these in an episode, too?  Tell me about it in the comments!  And if you already posted about your favorite monsters you want to see in the comment section for Elle2's list, direct me there and I'll have a look!


# Mardem 2010-08-12 23:09
About the Bogeyman: I thought something different. What if we saw a flashback (woohoo!) of the monster in Sam's closet? It could have been the Bogeyman, who knows! Weechesters are always good.
# Jasminka 2010-08-13 05:10
These are definitely my favourites, Flamey - thanks so much for Baba Yaga (my grannie used to scare me with it when I was a kid, ahem), and I'd like to be the succubus... weirdo me... :lol:

All these are destined to give me nightmares. You are cruel - but I love you for it.
:o Jas
# Randal 2010-08-13 10:19
Unsurprisingly, I'm definitely in favor of #2. Jas, behave yourself. ;-)

Great conclusion and now I'm thinking of possible others: nagas, gargoyles, homunculus. Hell, how about even a mermaid, I'm thinking of the creepy one from that old episode of Night Gallery.
# elle2 2010-08-13 10:44

You have given us a wonderful article (both parts)! I really like how you've taken the creatures and given ideas of how they could work in the show, so much so that it has me hoping that many of these we will see.

They've mentioned a succubus once (I think in Sin City between Dean and Ritchie) and there are just so many ways these could be worked into the show...I'll be watching (of course) and hoping that we see some aspects of them.

Thank you so much for this!
# Bevie 2010-08-13 14:22
These are all great ideas!

I really like the Succubus. The shirts should really come off with this bad lady. She could play the boys against each other and cause angsting galore. :shock:

The Bogeyman and the Shadow People are really creepy and I'd love to see how the boys would defeat finally or temporarily these two menaces.

Mothman has creeped me out for years since I read a lot of books about him and he really was bizarre. He could be shown briefly and not need a lot of special effects. He is high on my list.

Baba Yaga and the Banshee could also be great episodes.

Really great list Aredeospina! Lots of fun to think about. Could keep fan fics going for years to come. :o
# Tigershire 2010-08-13 16:12
I'm likely to sound like a broken record by now but my all time wish is for the Headless Horseman to make an appearance on the show. He is scary, he rides an awesome horse, and it would hopefully mean seeing Sam and Dean riding horses as well.

However, all your monsters and ideas sound intreguing Aredeospina. As for the Succubus, they could even have succubus/incubu s as one creature (however it would then be very similar to the siren..hmmm) going after both men and women.......

Rergardless, this list of yours has me hyped up even more for Season 6.
# kasu 2010-08-14 08:01
Kitsune picture is Korea legendary fox. Kitsune is Gu Miho. You need research.
# KASU 2010-08-14 08:20
kitsune is korea, china and japan legendary fox. kitsune have a variety of name. especially, korea name is gu-miho.
# Julie 2010-08-16 04:46
Thank you Arde , you put a lot of workinto this one.
It is a fascinating list with some `monsters` that I had never heard of. I remember reading ` Day of the Triffids` at school and being freaked out by it so although the idea of Killer Plants may seem slightly ridiculous , it resonated with me.
The fact you found so many creatures and nasty things out there shows how much material there is still to be explored, we could keep going for years !
But I am sorry you will never convince me number 7 is scary :D Ju
# Ardeospina 2010-08-16 22:51
Mardem, I like that idea a whole lot. Weechesters! Really spot on there. Too bad Colin Ford is getting a bit too old to play Sam for a Bogeyman story. He really IS young Sam.

Liebes, Baba Yaga is way more creepy than the Bogeyman, I think. I'm glad she wasn't a popular scare tactic in the States. Sorry about the nightmares, though! Just remember, a ring of salt will protect you...that or two good-looking guys armed with shotguns.

Randal, I am not surprised! But you see how high I placed it on my list, so I obviously want to see that monster, too. Maybe they could bring back Casey...

Elle2, thanks! They did mention a succubus in Sin City. I totally forgot about that. So they do exist in the SPN 'verse. Writers, get on it!

Bevie, I'm so glad I'm not the only one absolutely terrified by the Mothman. It is terifying! And you're right on with the special effects, as he doesn't need to be around much to create the maximum amount of fear. Easy on the budget, that one.

Tigershire, HEADLESS HORSEMAN! YES!!! Really good one. I'd like to see how his 1 horsepower matched up with the Impala! Hee. And I'm glad you're even more pumped for season 6 now. I myself am getting more excited by the day.

Shauna_mc_m, The Demon Bride sounds pretty cool, in a very creepy sort of way. It sounds a little like a woman in white, and I thought that was a pretty cool monster, especially for the first episode!

Kasu, I did not intentionally mean to leave anyone out, so thanks for pointing out the Korean version of the Kitsune. I was only familiar with the Japanese legend.

Julie, killer plants does sound kind of silly now, but man, I was pretty terrified of them growing up. I think that movie is the reason I generally dislike horror movies. It was the noise they made! Ugh. The Sandman isn't scary for you? Why ever not? ;-) Perhaps you can think of this version during rehearsal to keep a straight face...

Dany, thanks! Banshees and leprechauns sound like they could be fun together. Why not? Make it an all Irish episode for St. Patrick's Day. I'm telling you, the Sandman could definitely be scary! You're super vulnerable in your dreams...