#literally s1 dean was a manic pixie dream girl jeez#what were the writers THINKING#'this is dean. he's going to drag his brother out of his normal life'#'and remind him that there's a whole different world out there'#'also he's mentally unstable but also responsible for sam's mental health'#again: what the fuck
no wait i think i really might be onto something here.
wikipedia about manic pixie dream girls:
"they're static characters who have eccentric personality quirks"
-> s1 dean gets barely any development while sam gets all the grieving, changing, and coming to terms with what his life actually is
-> dean is introduced as a little weird, with his love for classic cars and classic rock and his pop culture references
"this kind of rather unbelievable "movie creature" as "completely available" and "absolutely desirable""
-> dean is definitely completely available to all women who cross his path
-> the way these women react to him reassures us he's also desired by all of them (is cassie the only one who manages to say no to him? what an icon)
"exists solely [...] to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures"
-> dean's purpose in s1 is to drag sam back into the hunters' life
-> he then also takes responsibility for sam's grief, becomes sam's emotional support and yeah okay, the mysteries and adventures he wants sam to embrace are pretty dark, but dean still thinks sam should embrace them (does that make him a manic pixie nightmare boy? maybe)