Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 13, 2005
Status
Final Season
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
The CW TV Network

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Stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as Dean and Sam Winchester. Ever since they were little, their father has been consumed with an obsession to find the evil forces that murdered his beloved wife, and recruited his two young sons to help. They have grown up as hunters of the supernatural, but conflicts between them continue to surface.

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Alastair

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Christopher HeyerdahlChristopher Heyerdahl
Christopher Heyerdahl (born September 18, 1963) is a Canadian actor who has had roles in many prominent ...

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Alastair ~ "You know, I haven't been up here since Poland '43. Truth is, I loathe it. It's chilly. No stink of blood or sizzle of flesh or the wet flap of flayed skin. I don't know how you stand it".

Alastair was cruel, even for a demon, especially in his sadism. The more pain he could deliver the happier he was, but not just physical pain--he was also effective in mental torture and stress. He viewed torture as an exquisite art and enjoyed being patient and relishing the moments where he tortured his victims. He also criticized Ruby, stating that young demons were always so impatient and willing to run into things. While torturing his victims, Alastair often talks to his victims in a calm, polite manner as they scream in pain. Even when he is being tortured by Dean, he retains this trait, spending the whole time offering Dean advice, commenting on Dean's technique or reminiscing about the days in Hell when he apprenticed Dean in the art of torture.

As well as enjoying giving pain, Alastair enjoyed receiving it, which displayed his masochism. He seemed to enjoy being tortured almost as much as he enjoyed torturing others, mostly because he relished in watching his enemies fail to get anything out of him and enjoyed observing their frustration. Despite being "a black belt in torture" himself, even he had a threshold for the pain he could withstand. For these reasons, he was the only demon, who didn't just like Hell, but liked it more than Earth, dismissing the Earth as an "arctic craphole" and several times expressing the wish to return down under, feeling completely at home when among the gruesome horrors in Hell.

Ultimately, Alastair could be seen as more of an artist than a politician who cares more about carving up people than he cares about the Apocalypse, only tolerating being sent to Earth because he gets a chance to aggravate the angels and because he is ordered to. He even explicitly states that he wishes to finish his duties on Earth as quickly as possible so he could return to his studies. As "the Grand Inquisitor Downstairs", Alastair is feared by almost all who know him, to the extent where demons fear him more than they fear angels. He did, however, seem to respect Lilith and shared her desire to bring the Apocalypse and watch the world burn. As she is his superior, he loyally obeys her orders and would never disobey her, even if it means he has to leave Hell to complete his mission.

He also held contempt for angels, referring to them as "sanctimonious, fanatical pricks" and compares them to cockroaches, and enjoyed hurting them, even more than he enjoyed humans, souls and demons. He wished he knew how to kill them, rather than simply being able to send them back to Heaven. He was extremely confident and one of the few demons who did not flee in the presence of an angel, stating that he'd "take his chances" when challenged by two angels.

Alastair had a twisted sense of humor, and never missed a chance to exploit something he considered funny or ironic. He believed that the fact his previous host's wife was still looking for him was "hilarious". Alastair also liked to break his enemies spirit such as when he told Dean that his father lasted 100 years on his rack without breaking while Dean broke in just 30 years and when he reveals to Dean that he was responsible for the destruction of the first seal. Despite being completely evil, Alastair did apparently form a twisted mentor-student bond with those he took under his wing in the field of torture, such as Dean.



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12x19 - The Future
Season 12, Episode 19
13x06 - Tombstone
Season 13, Episode 06
08x09 - Citizen Fang
Season 8, Episode 09
13x18 - Bring 'em Back Alive
Season 13, Episode 18
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