Most seasons the brothers have both struggled with monsters in their real world that they had to go out and face together. For example like Dick Roman and the Leviathan’s, Azazel, Lilith, The Mother of all, the Alpha’s and so on. Most of which were heavy on monsters. Threatening, foreboding creatures that took an age to understand and kill. Yet from their own strengths they conquered that beast, and was no more.
Having looked back, many hated demon blood/Sam; Soulless/Sam and Lucifer/Sam and Gadreel/Sam. Fans became tired of the ‘What’s wrong with Sam’ trope that continued on for many a season, up until last season when Dean had his chance to shine with an internal struggle which turned him into a demon. Both brothers hating demons, not wanting to become this inner thing which brings them nothing but misery and a total transformation that we never saw coming.
What has surprised me about Sam’s transformations into monster-hood is the fact that he has done evil acts even though his demon blood for example thought that it was for good intentions. Sam believed in this the whole time and still the darkness took a hold of him, and changed him into some hideous being that he never wanted any part of. Soulless Sam to me was the worst part of Sam, because it wasn’t him. He persisted on doing heinous acts that went against the grain for many. And the writers continued to push Sam in a bad light. Lucifer Sam still remained dark, distant and very edgy in his tone of voice and is actions in killing future Dean in ‘The End’ which ripped me to shreds. How brutal Sam’s characterizations have been, and how Sam continued on this bleak, dark path of destruction every where he went. Causing Dean heartache, not knowing whether he was coming or going. Knowing the angels were not happy about Sam drinking demon blood, and where Sam’s future might have ended up if they hadn’t of stopped him. Both boys have a good heart, a strong decent one with principles and boundaries that even they find hard to cross, but in this supernatural world finding they can’t do jack squat about it. Eventually the worst happens that they have NO control over. Even Dean tried to cure Sam by locking him in Bobby’s panic room detoxing his brother from Demon Blood. Hoping this would be a cure, and bring his brother back.
So with this wrap up thought, why has DemonDEAN not killed ANY innocent people. All he has done was stabbed Lester who didn’t really deserve to die. Crowley feed Dean demons to fuel the mark, to see how well his new Apprentice was coming along. So why hasn’t Dean gone whole heartedly into the kill? Why haven’t innocents been mascaraed. Does it have something to do with Cain’s legacy, that Cain didn’t kill any innocent folk? That he was just jealous of the gift his brother gave God. What connection do Dean and Cain really have? What power did Cain really have as a demon, that Dean hasn’t yet shown us?
So what do you think the differences really are between Sam’s transformations and Demon Dean? Can we pass any similarities that the writers have penned for us to view? I am more interested in finding out DD’s drive, what fueled him, and what made him very different from regular guy Dean Winchester? Do we have a feeling that Sam never cured the Demon, and he still lurks within Dean some where waiting to pounce!!