Let's face it.  The heroes in this show are accidental and often reluctant heroes. The people on this list support that. 
 
#10 – Corbett 
 
Yes, that poor dead gay intern won us over, pulling himself together over the trauma of his own death long enough to take out the twisted birthday party ghost that threatened to kill all.  Plus, the party hatting said ghost did to Sam had to be avenged. He unwittingly became a sacrifice all because of a gay crush on an undeserving tool, but hey, there are worse ways to die. Okay, maybe not. 



 
 
"Here we were, thinking we were teaching you, and all this time you were teaching us... about heart, about dedication, and… about how gay love can pierce through the veil of death and save the day.”
 
"I mean, it's bizarre how y'all are able to honor Corbett's memory while grossly exploiting the manner of his death. Well done."
 
# 9 – Ronald Resnick
 
Who couldn’t love a guy who pulled together enough compelling evidence that Mandroids were taking over Milwaukee? He ended up being right about everything except the Mandroid, but from an outsider’s point of view, shapeshifter is an equal stretch. Plus he fell in favor with Dean, which is always a good thing. Too bad he wasn’t savvy enough to stay away from the sniper’s range though. At least he got to come back as an angry ghost and give Dean crap for that.   

 
Ronald:  I knew it, as soon as you two left. You aren't FBI. Who are you? Who are you working for, huh? The Men in Black? You working for the Mandroid?
Sam:  We're not working for the Mandroid!
 
#8 - Missouri Mosely
 
For a not-afraid-to-speak-her-mind psychic that only made one appearance in an early season one episode, she's made a lasting impact for a guest character. Missouri still comes up quite a bit in forum discussions, fan fic, and wishlists of people we'd like to see again. Her impact on John Winchester was profound, for her “pulling back the curtains” for him essentially led John to his new career on the road with two young boys in tow. Hmm, maybe she wasn’t so helpful after all. There’s no denying her talent though. She sensed powerful abilities in Sam and had a chance to give John the what for. Somebody had to do it! 


 
 
"Boy, do you see me sawing some bony tramp in half, you think I’m a magician? I may be able to read thoughts and sense some energies in a room but I just can’t pull facts out of thin air."
 
Missouri: Is that an EMF?
Dean: Yeah.
Missouri: Amateur.
 
Missouri: You sensed it was here, didn't you? Even when I couldn't.
Sam: What's happening to me?
Missouri: I know I should have all the answers but...I don't know.
               
#7 – Andy Gallagher 
 
He’s not here just because I’ve met Gabriel Tigerman a couple of times and he’s a total sweetie. Andy in the end saved Sam and Dean and had to do it by being pushed to kill his twin brother. Sure, it was he evil twin brother that he grew up not knowing, but still, the act went way against Andy’s nature. He was far too an entertaining character, so naturally, when put up in a winner take all death match, he was a goner. Nice guys always finish last. Let’s hope his ghost returns someday in that custom van with giant bong in the sky.

 
“Are you really this stupid? You, you learn you got a twin, you call them up! You go out for a drink. You don’t start killing people!”

Sam:  Andy, you still with me, or what?
Andy: Give me a minute, I'm still working through "Demons are real."
 
#6 - Pamela Barnes
 
A plucky, fun, flirtatious psychic with fearless moxie when conjuring spirits. Yep, she was toast the minute we laid eyes on her. Oops, did I say eyes? Yikes, sore subject. Pamela taught us the hard way, don’t look at angels in the face. Eyeballs start flaming. Also, don’t help Winchesters with fallen angels, no matter how tight Sam’s ass is. Oh, and don’t help Winchesters fight demons by turning them into spirits. It’ll get you killed. Of course, knowing what Sam was capable of, not to mention the looming apocalypse, maybe she didn’t want to stick around. Her strong spirit was pretty much broken by that time.   

 
 
Dean: So who's Jesse?
Pamela: Well, it wasn't forever.
Dean: His loss.
Pamela: Might be your gain
 
Pamela: I can't even begin to tell you how crazy you two are.
Sam: Well, Pamela, you are a sight for sore eyes.
Pamela: Ah, that's sweet Grumpy. What do you say to deaf people?

Coming up, if you can't guess who number one is, you don't know this show. 

Comments  

elle2
# elle2 2009-08-22 10:11
Alice,

A great walk through some of my favorite characters who come and go too quickly, some stay a bit longer but in the end, at least thus far, they leave.

That's part of what makes this show so great, there are some characters who come once and are never seen again but add so much and that's a tribute to the writing and the casting that small appearances go a long way.

Love the list
Suze
# Suze 2009-08-22 16:22
I must admit, the small but so so tasty bit parts are one of the things I really love too ... Everyone gets a good line, even if they're only around for a few minutes ...

Numero uno's got to be Ash ... Right Alice ... Alice? Umm, hello?
Supernarttu
# Supernarttu 2009-08-23 05:35
Oo, another top10, yay!! :D

I personally love these guys you've chosen, every single one gave something important to the ep(s) they were in. Corbet was a total sweetheart (my fave ghostfacer). And Ronald was just a hoot :-) I loved how Sam didn't get a long with him but I still loved him as the tough FBI-there-are-n o-mandroids-mr- resnick -guy, and I specially smirk at the "You shut up. I don't like you!" -bit, 'cause I find it kinda impossible not to like Sam (even in s4 I loved him no less, nor Dean. I *love* character growth, whatever direction it takes *glee*).
Missouri was a total cheeky chick and I loved her to bits. I hope we see her sometimes but even if we don't, I feels good to know that she's out there :-)
And Andy, a total sweetheart again. I loved that Dean liked the guy and got along with him. It was kinda cool that Sam seemed to connect better with the homicidal-Max and couldn't have that with the gentle Andy. It was fascinating. Ofcourse he liked Andy after the reveal that he wasn't killing anyone but still it got to me, in a good way 'cause I love it when this show makes me ponder and think... We have and incredible show. :-)
Pamela... well, I gotta be honest, when I saw the spoilers of S4 I wasn't really expecting to like her but she grew on me the moment I saw her with her sassy rocker-hippie -wibe and craving 'both' of the guys (which was the first as long as I can recall) :-) I hated to see her go but to be honest the part that this show keeps killing a lot of great characters is the reason I love it so much. I mean, they killed both leads (on several occasion *g*), their whole family and friends and friends of their family... I just love the "life is hard suck it up and move on" -attitude which is naturally easier said than done.

Oh crap, I can't seem to be able to comment without trying to create a bible 2 or something :oops:
But your top10's are awesome :-)