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Silver bullets are used to dispatch:
 
Silver bullets are used to dispatch:
* [[Madison]] and [[Glen]], the [[werewolves]] in [[2.17 Heart]], as well as a werewolf Sam and Dean hunted as teenagers.
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* [[Madison]] and [[Glen]], the [[werewolves]] in [[2.17 Heart]] by Dean, as well as a werewolf Sam and Dean hunted as teenagers.
* The [[shapeshifter]]s in [[1.06 Skin]], [[4.05 Monster Movie]] and [[6.02 Two and a Half Men]]
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* The [[shapeshifter]]s in [[1.06 Skin]], [[4.05 Monster Movie]] and [[6.02 Two and a Half Men]] by Dean, [[Jamie]] and Sam.
* [[Skinwalker]]s in [[6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven]]. [[Lucky]] is shot, but survives.
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* [[Skinwalker]]s in [[6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven]] by Sam and Dean. [[Lucky]] is shot, but survives.
* [[Professor Ludensky]] the [[werewolves|werewolf]] in [[8.04 Bitten]].
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* [[Professor Ludensky]] the [[werewolves|werewolf]] in [[8.04 Bitten]] by Dean.
* [[Joy Myers]] the [[werewolf]] in [[9.12 Sharp Teeth]].
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* [[Joy Myers]] the [[werewolf]] in [[9.12 Sharp Teeth]] by Dean.
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* The shapeshifter [[Olivia (Shapeshifter)|Olivia]] by Dean in [[10.06 Ask Jeeves]]
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* Sam and Dean use silver against the [[nachzehrer]]s they encounter. However, it just slows them down in [[11.04 Baby]]
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* Dean uses silver bullets on a [[qareen]], believing it to be a shapeshifter in [[11.13 Love Hurts]].
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* During a fight with two werewolves, Sam is shot with a silver bullet from his own gun. He later uses a silver bullet to kill [[Corbin Tilghman]] in [[11.17 Red Meat]]
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* Mary uses silver loaded buckshot to kill a werewolf in [[12.06 Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox]].
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* In [[12.14 The Raid]], Sam reveals that [[the Colt]]'s new bullets are silver bullets with a tincture of [[holy oil]], sage and myrrh coated over it and then a spell performed over the bullets.
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* In [[13.04 The Big Empty]], Sam uses a silver bullet to kill the [[shapeshifter]], [[Buddy]].
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* In [[13.10 Wayward Sisters]], [[Claire Novak]] uses a shotgun loaded with silver buckshot to kill the [[werewolf]] Ed and two silver bullets to kill an unnamed female werewolf.
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* In [[13.20 Unfinished Business]], Sam loads his gun with silver bullets while preparing to go after [[Sleipnir]] and [[Loki]]. During the firefight with Sleipnir and his men, Sam shoots Sleipnir in the right shoulder with a silver bullet, wounding and defeating him.
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* In [[14.02 Gods and Monsters]], Sam, [[Mary Winchester]] and [[Bobby Singer (Apocalypse World)|Bobby Singer]] use silver bullets against a group of four werewolves. However, due to [[Michael (Apocalypse World)|Michael's]] enhancements, the werewolves prove to be immune to silver, forcing the hunters to kill them through decapitation instead.
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* In [[15.05 Proverbs 17:3]], werewolf [[Andy May]] shoots and kills his brother [[Josh May|Josh]] with a silver bullet from Sam's gun. Andy then commits suicide by pressing the gun to his chest over his heart and shooting himself with another silver bullet.
  
 
Silver blades, even those with a thin layer of silver plate on the exterior, are effective against:
 
Silver blades, even those with a thin layer of silver plate on the exterior, are effective against:
* Another shapeshifter that is killed with a silver letter opener in [[2.12 Nightshifter]].
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* A shapeshifter that is killed with a silver letter opener in [[2.12 Nightshifter]] by Dean.
* The [[wraith]] in [[5.11 Sam, Interrupted]].
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* The [[wraith]] in [[5.11 Sam, Interrupted]] by Dean with a silver-plated letter opener.
* The [[djinn]] in [[2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be]], [[6.01 Exile on Main St.]] and [[8.20 Pac-Man Fever]], if it has been dipped in lamb's blood.
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* The [[djinn]] in [[2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be]], [[6.01 Exile on Main St.]] and [[8.20 Pac-Man Fever]], by Dean, [[Samuel Campbell]] and Sam
* Against [[lamia]]s once the weapon is blessed, though Sam and Dean are not able to secure a blessing in [[6.04 Weekend at Bobby's]].  
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* Sam and Dean attempt to use it against a [[lamia]] in [[6.04 Weekend at Bobby's]] but are not able to secure the necessary blessing.
 
* [[Werewolf]] [[Michael Wheeler]] by [[Brian Wilcox]] in [[8.04 Bitten]].
 
* [[Werewolf]] [[Michael Wheeler]] by [[Brian Wilcox]] in [[8.04 Bitten]].
* [[Werewolves]] [[Sheriff Pat]], [[Russ]] and [[Jobah]] in [[9.12 Sharp Teeth]]
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* [[Werewolves]] [[Sheriff Pat]], [[Russ]] and [[Joba]] by Dean in [[9.12 Sharp Teeth]]
* [[Alonzo]] the [[Pishtaco]] in [[9.13 The Purge]]
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* [[Alonso]] the [[pishtaco]] in [[9.13 The Purge]] by Dean.
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* A shapeshifter by Sam in [[9.16 Blade Runners]]
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* [[Irv Sokolowski]] uses a clawed glove with silver blades to kill the [[shapeshifter]] [[Sal Lassiter]] as well as other unknown [[monsters]].
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* [[Werewolves]] Brandon and Travis by Sam and [[Tasha]] by [[Kate (Werewolf)|Kate]] in [[10.04 Paper Moon]]
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* Two unnamed werewolves and [[Rose (Werewolf)|Rose]] by Sam and one unnamed werewolf by Dean in [[11.17 Red Meat]].
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* A wraith by Dean in [[13.03 Patience]].
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* An unnamed werewolf by [[Claire Novak]] in [[13.10 Wayward Sisters]]
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* Mary uses a silver blade on a werewolf, which proves ineffective due to Michael's experiments removing their weaknesses in [[14.02 Gods and Monsters]].
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* After learning that a [[gorgon]] can only be killed through decapitation with a silver blade, [[Jack Kline]] decapitates [[Noah Ophis]] with a silver machete in [[14.14 Ouroboros]].
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* [[Sheriff Mason Romero]] kills the [[kohonta]] with a silver blade to the heart in [[14.16 Don't Go in the Woods]].
  
Silver stakes are also used to "kill" [[zombies]] in [[2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things]] and [[4.07 It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester]]; in the former, silver bullets weakened the zombie but did not kill it.
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Silver stakes are also used to "kill" [[zombies]] in [[2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things]] and [[4.07 It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester]]; in the former, silver bullets weakened the zombie but did not kill it. [[Mr. Ketch]] uses silver stakes to torture a [[shapeshifter]] on the whereabouts of it's family.
  
 
Silver does not need to kill the monster to have an effect on it. Wraiths burn when silver touches their skin. the [[skinwalker]] [[Lucky]] in [[6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven]] is restrained by Sam and Dean using silver chains. When confronted with a new, unknown [[Jefferson Starships|monster]], Dean suggests that silver bullets are their best chance.<ref name="six19">[[6.19 Mommy Dearest]]</ref>
 
Silver does not need to kill the monster to have an effect on it. Wraiths burn when silver touches their skin. the [[skinwalker]] [[Lucky]] in [[6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven]] is restrained by Sam and Dean using silver chains. When confronted with a new, unknown [[Jefferson Starships|monster]], Dean suggests that silver bullets are their best chance.<ref name="six19">[[6.19 Mommy Dearest]]</ref>
  
Silver is therefore a useful test for [[hunters]] that allows them to see if they are dealing with a human. When [[Dean]] returns from [[Hell]]<ref name=”four01”>[[4.01 Lazarus Rising]]</ref> Dean cuts himself with a silver blade to try and demonstrate his humanity as does Sam on his return from [[Lucifer's Cage]].<ref name=”six01”>[[6.01 Exile on Main St.]]</ref> In [[4.19 Jump the Shark]], Dean replaces the diner cutlery with silver utensils to test whether [[Adam Milligan]] is human. He does not react to the silver, but is not human. He is in fact a ghoul, a being unaffected by silver, pretending to be Adam. The [[Alpha Shapeshifter]] also appears to be immune to silver, as are [[leviathans]].
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Silver is therefore a useful test for [[hunters]] that allows them to see if they are dealing with a human. When [[Dean]] returns from [[Hell]]<ref name=”four01”>[[4.01 Lazarus Rising]]</ref> Dean cuts himself with a silver blade to try and demonstrate his humanity as does Sam on his return from [[Lucifer's Cage]].<ref name=”six01”>[[6.01 Exile on Main St.]]</ref> In [[4.19 Jump the Shark]], Dean replaces the diner cutlery with silver utensils to test whether [[Adam Milligan]] is human. He does not react to the silver, but is not human. He is in fact a [[ghoul]], a being unaffected by silver, pretending to be Adam. The [[Alpha Shapeshifter]] also appears to be immune to silver, as are [[Leviathans]]. Sam and Dean use what they believe to be silver butter knives to test for a shapeshifter in [[10.06 Ask Jeeves]], but the knives are really stainless steel so it has no effect.
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[[Mick Davies]] uses a silver nitrate injection to kill a teenage girl who had just turned into a werewolf in her hospital bed, killing the girl almost instantly.
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To protect his vault, [[Luther Shrike]] uses silver tipped darts filled with arsenic, [[holy water]], and [[holy oil]].
  
 
==Silver in History and Lore==
 
==Silver in History and Lore==

Latest revision as of 07:47, 22 November 2019

Silver bullets

Dean: Alright, so what do we know about this thing?

Sam: Well, uh, it was fast and it freaked when I cut it with silver.
Dean: Alright, so that narrows it down to...

Sam: A ghoul? A zombie, a shifter, or about a dozen other things.

Sam and Dean, 6.02 Two and a Half Men

Silver in Supernatural

Dozens of creatures are vulnerable to weapons made of silver.

Silver bullets are used to dispatch:

Silver blades, even those with a thin layer of silver plate on the exterior, are effective against:

Silver stakes are also used to "kill" zombies in 2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things and 4.07 It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester; in the former, silver bullets weakened the zombie but did not kill it. Mr. Ketch uses silver stakes to torture a shapeshifter on the whereabouts of it's family.

Silver does not need to kill the monster to have an effect on it. Wraiths burn when silver touches their skin. the skinwalker Lucky in 6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven is restrained by Sam and Dean using silver chains. When confronted with a new, unknown monster, Dean suggests that silver bullets are their best chance.[1]

Silver is therefore a useful test for hunters that allows them to see if they are dealing with a human. When Dean returns from Hell[2] Dean cuts himself with a silver blade to try and demonstrate his humanity as does Sam on his return from Lucifer's Cage.[3] In 4.19 Jump the Shark, Dean replaces the diner cutlery with silver utensils to test whether Adam Milligan is human. He does not react to the silver, but is not human. He is in fact a ghoul, a being unaffected by silver, pretending to be Adam. The Alpha Shapeshifter also appears to be immune to silver, as are Leviathans. Sam and Dean use what they believe to be silver butter knives to test for a shapeshifter in 10.06 Ask Jeeves, but the knives are really stainless steel so it has no effect.

Mick Davies uses a silver nitrate injection to kill a teenage girl who had just turned into a werewolf in her hospital bed, killing the girl almost instantly.

To protect his vault, Luther Shrike uses silver tipped darts filled with arsenic, holy water, and holy oil.

Silver in History and Lore

Silver is a white, elemental metal believed to have been mined as early as 4000 B.C. It has been used for jewelry, tableware, coins, and dentistry. Silver is also valued, both in ancient and modern times, for its antimicrobial properties. Silver coins were sometimes placed in water barrels to prevent fouling, and surgical instruments can have a silver coating.[4][5]

Traditionally, silver is associated with water, the moon, and moon goddesses, such as Selene. Because werewolves are said to change on the moon cycle, this may explain the theory that silver is their weakness.

Silver is appears in several popular sayings, including “Every cloud has a silver lining.” A “silver bullet” is a perfect solution to a problem.

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