An interesting topic came up regarding Dean’s personality how the mark will affect his human traits. How far will it go in changing what Dean really is? Will his humanity be compromised at all? We’ve seen what evil Sam has endured over the seasons, and how dark he became. So I was just wondering how far Dean’s humanity will really change?
Dean doesn’t want to kill innocent people and is adamant that he won’t let him self go that far. But when it comes to it Dean goals have always been good. Protecting people and saving lives on a massive scale. So this time is very different that with a supernatural influence we know darkness looms and is eating away at Dean as we speak. Bit by bit that mark is taking hold and shaping him into that ultimate killing machine. So how at the end of the day does Dean work through this mind field and think why am I here? why am I doing this and allowing this crap to happen to me? So will killing Abaddon really change Dean and push him in a whole different direction. How can he fight this. Look how demon blood pushed Sam into a dark corner that he had a job to break free from that darkness, into the light again. What it took Dean to get Sam back to full strength. All the struggles he went to, to see that Sam was Safe from the supernatural.
So how different will Dean be to Sam’s earlier plight. How will Dean struggle mentally. How will the mark influence him and brainwash him to the point he can’t break free from it on his own. Dean is the one on the show who remains the HUMAN one. The one with the moral compass to keep everyone else in line. So when this begins to fail, and his leadership takes a turn for the worse what state will the team be in? If Dean’s humanity is compromised where does this leave Dean’s persona? Eventually his personality will rub off, and he will find it harder and harder to push himself away from this curse. Addictions are hard to break, so how different will this one be. Dean has left himself open to all sorts of temptations. Just as Sam did on demon blood. How will the mark really affect his humanity, will it change him completely for ever? Dean saves lives, he doesn’t unless under duress take them away. So this curse will be hard to shake off, but the human taint may after still remain. What damage will the mark do to Dean’s humanity. We know when Sam died in season 2 that Azazel teased Dean that did Sam come back 100% Sam. So we have these dilemma’s to face again. So how bad will it get for Dean long term, and how dark will it get for Dean long term? Will the story line allow Dean to go on a killing spree and be just like a member from the A-Team! Bad can get so BAD that Dean will have his humanity tampered with, but will that taint be with him for ever. Just like when he struggled to cope with hell. The signs are there clearly that Dean is crumbling under the surface, but what is around the corner that might change him into a mad man who can’t be controlled.
Dean is the human one, the hero who knows his goals, and is fearless and driven. But without his humanity has the Dean we know begun to drift away from us, that we don’t know him any more? That he’s lost to the supernatural curse that has clearly taken him for a ride just for a means to an end, but will it be the end for him if he continues down this road? When will he slam on those breaks and quit the mark of Cain and regain his humanity. When does the darkness stop and tread into the light and be back to full strength. In Blade Runners Dean killed Magnus and stopped, but who’s to say that charm won’t persist and continue on this path of destruction for the foreseeable. seeing a huge shift in his character is scary, but has it passed the point where he can’t come back and this is the end of the line. Will Dean end up being bad and we will notice that shift in his character. How far do you think it will go can the show allow Dean to be dark full-time and loose that humanity trait for ever?