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Shtriga handprint

Not sure that really counts.--SupernaturalFan (talk) 06:41, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

It's a print that Dean sees and realizes what they are hunting. It's probably the most relevant instance in regards to prints being used for plot in the show. Mikael (talk)
Its a print sure, but its not a fingerprint which is what this page is about. Its a handprint. There's a difference, even from a legal standpoint I believe. I'm a big fan of crime dramas.--SupernaturalFan (talk) 07:19, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
I get the point you're trying to make about the handprint, believe me I do and I appreciate it. But there's a difference between the two. No two people have the same fingerprints, not even identical twins. Which makes Cliff's line in 7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie complete bullshit meant to get him out of trouble fyi. On all the crime shows (and even on here as shown in the quote I added at the top of the page), fingerprints are often used by law enforcement to identify suspects. In the case of the quote, what Ballard was saying was that when they ran Dean's fingerprints, they came up as having possibly been at over a dozen crime scenes, presumably as the perpetrator. Presumably Dean's fingerprints weren't in the system before that which is why there wouldn't be match when the prints were initially found. I'm guessing those crimes Pete was listing in the episode were the ones they got from running Dean's fingerprints because if he had been arrested for them, he would've been fingerprinted before and he would've been in the system. In the same way, Prometheus and Mike Hooks not being in the system because they had no arrest record made it impossible to identify them in such a way. As I said on Nick's page, he must have a prior criminal record for him to be known by name as the one whose fingerprints were found at those murder scenes. A handprint is different as its not a unique identifier, or at least its not a unique identifier that's the same as a fingerprint.--SupernaturalFan (talk) 16:25, 26 January 2019 (UTC)