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Supernatural Fans Can't Get Enough Of This Powerful Character Introduction

"Supernatural" is arguably one of the most successful horror shows of all time. During its original run, it aired for 15 consecutive seasons, which is an incredible amount of time for a show in its genre to last. Throughout the show's run, "Supernatural" was always centered on the adventures of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester, two brothers who hunt monsters, demons, and any other paranormal entities that can possibly be imagined.

While Sam and Dean were definitely the heart and focal point of "Supernatural," the series also featured a wide assortment of beloved supporting characters. This includes, but is by no means limited to, fan favorites like the angel Castiel (Misha Collins), the demon Crowley (Mark Sheppard), and friend of the Winchester family Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver). However, there is one character introduction in particular that fans of "Supernatural" seem to enjoy above all the rest, and it's one that more casual viewers might not expect.

Supernatural's introduction of Death still blows fans away

During Season 5 of "Supernatural," the show really elevated its plot by featuring the biggest challenge yet for the Winchester brothers to face: the Apocalypse itself. During the course of their attempts to stop the event from transpiring, Dean comes face-to-face with Death (Julian Richings) himself. Over on Reddit, fans are still overjoyed with the way the character was introduced in the show, which saw the character bump into a random passerby moments before the latter falls over dead.

"The casual way he wipes away the man's life like dust is chilling," wrote u/jpvague. "Such a great scene." They weren't alone in their praise for the introduction, but others took it even further, praising the performance of Richings himself. "The music, the pacing, Julian Richings' casting and acting choices . . .this scene is literally one of the best things ever shown on television," said u/funchefchick. However, some users expressed disappointment that Richings version of the character did not last throughout the entirety of the series, as his version of Death was killed and replaced by the reaper Billie (Lisa Berry).

Still, Richings himself has nothing but great things to say about his time on the show. During an interview with Morbidly Beautiful, the actor said he enjoyed finding the vulnerability in such a cosmically powerful character. He also revealed that enjoyed his character's complex and loyal interactions with Sam and Dean, as well as his unlikely fondness for junk food. "So, there's this contradiction and I love that, and I love finding that in the characters that I play," Richings added.

So while fans of "Supernatural" may love Death's introduction, it seems as if Richings himself had just as much fun playing the character.