Bobby Singer

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Name: Robert Steven "Bobby" Singer
Occupation: Hunter
Location: Heaven
Status: Deceased
Relationships: Ed Singer (father, deceased)
Karen Singer (wife, deceased)
Sam Winchester (surrogate son)
Dean Winchester (surrogate son)
Fandom: Supernatural
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Robert Steven "Bobby" Singer is a main character from the TV show Supernatural played by Jim Beaver. He acts as a father figure for Sam and Dean. He is known for his sarcasm and love for cheap whiskey. He was killed the once by Lucifer, brought back, killed a second time, and then his ghost was finally released from earth after Dean Winchester burns his flask. He has appeared in the afterlife and an alternate universe version of Bobby has appeared since his death. [1]

An alternate version of Bobby, Apocalypse World Bobby appeared in season 13.


Bobby is often used as a supporting character in fic. He is often used as the Voice of Reason, while still being ornery and written as comic relief. He is not usually given a romantic interest except in a few instances.

There are some examples of SPN fic set in the past, and Bobby and his late wife, Karen, often make appearances in pre-series Past AUs.

Common Pairings

  • A small subset of the fandom ships Bobby Singer and the demon Crowley. This pairing is sometimes called Crobby.
  • Bobby is sometimes paired with Ellen Harvelle. This is often a background pairing and appears to have waned in popularity given Ellen's lack of screen time.
  • The Apocalypse World version of Bobby appeared in season 13, and is rarely paired with Mary Winchester.

Fanwork Examples

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

art by Ailine for Supernatural J2 Russian Big Bang, 2009



  • A popular Bobby fanartist is gorlassar. They make artwork for many fandoms, but especially Supernatural. [2] They also create a lot of sequential fanart, and explicit fanart for Crobby.

Archives & Fannish Links


  1. Bobby Singer on the Supernatural Wiki
  2. gorlassar's Tumblr