|Name:||Robert Steven "Bobby" Singer|
|Relationships:|| Ed Singer (father, deceased)|
Karen Singer (wife, deceased)
Sam Winchester (surrogate son)
Dean Winchester (surrogate son)
|Other:|| played by Jim Beaver|
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Robert "Bobby" Singer is a fictional character from the Supernatural television series, portrayed by Jim Beaver.
Bobby 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. 
An alternate version of Bobby, Apocalypse World Bobby appeared in season 13.
Common Tropes in Fanworks
- Pastfic: these often focus on Bobby's relationship the Winchesters when they were children or youths. Although, there are some examples of pastfic that showcase Bobby and his relationship with his late wife, Karen.
- Bobby Lives: Bobby does not die in season 7, or is somehow resurrected
- Supporting Character: 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. In these stories he is not usually given a romantic interest, except in a few instances.
- Apocalypse World: in season 13 Bobby's Apocalypse World self is brought into the show's universe, to help distinguish between the two Bobbys fans will often use Apocalypse World!Bobby or alt!Bobby to help differentiate between the two in fanworks
- A small subset of the fandom ships Bobby Singer and the demon Crowley. This pairing is often called Crobby, and is Bobby's most popular pairing.
- Bobby is sometimes paired with Ellen Harvelle. This is often a background or side pairing.
- The Apocalypse World version of Bobby appeared in season 13, and is rarely paired with Mary Winchester.
- A popular Bobby fanartist is gorlassar. They make artwork for many fandoms, but especially Supernatural. 
- SPN - Bobby Singer by Cataclysm-X
- Bobby Singer by lupinemagic
- Bobby Singer by LindaMarieAnson
- The Haunting of Bobby Singer by scotty309
- Bobby Singer by Oceansoul7777
- Bobby Singer Vector by punkmama
- Bobby Singer by Rapsag
- Four Weekends at Bobby's by notyouranswer
- Alternatives for Interim Housing by Frolic
- consumes thee in this den by fufaraw
- A Handful of Dirt series by orphan, In retrospect, waking up in Hell both is and, conversely, isn’t a surprise.(Time travel fix it)
- SaunterVaguely on AO3 is a popular fanwriter, and has produced 16 fics focusing on Crobby, with high hit/kudo counts.
- Once I Was by Catie Allard
- A Supernatural Tribute to Bobby Singer II by moonfaced flowerchild
- Unsteady by Ryannon Lawson
- Saturn by Ashland Brooke
- Bobby: You Can't Choose Your Family by mahoni (February 2007); archive link
- Brains trumps legs: Disability in Supernatural by chasingtides (November 2009); archive link
- Nightsky. 2013. A Tribute to Bobby Singer - Part 1: Creating Bobby's Character. The Winchester Family Business, August 14; archive link
- Nightsky. 2013. A Tribute to Bobby Singer - Part 2: Expanding Bobby's Character. The Winchester Family Business, August 21; archive link
- Nightsky. 2013. Tribute to Bobby Singer - Part 3: Enriching Bobby’s Character. The Winchester Family Business, September 21; archive link
- Bobby was the real father to Sam and Dean by savingsammyhuntingdestiel (September 2013); archive link
- Untitled meta on Bela, Bobby, and patricide by super-skitty (November 2013); archive link