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Synonyms: SuperWho, Whopernatural
See also: Crossover, SuperWhoLock, Wholock, SuperLock, SuperWood, Pondlock, SuperWhoAvengeLock
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Superwho is a crossover between the two fandoms Doctor Who and Supernatural. This crossover developed an audience on social media platforms such as Livejournal, Youtube, and Tumblr. The term Superwho was also used by audience members who were not interested in the crossover universe itself, but to indicate that they enjoy the series referenced in the portmanteau.

A popular form of fanwork are gif sets made to look like scenes where characters from the different shows are interacting, but it has also inspired fanfic, fanart, and vids that are stylized to look like series/film trailers. The crossover also spawned journal communities and fanwork challenges.

The main characters in a Superwho are generally Dean and Sam Winchester as well as Castiel from Supernatural, and The Doctor (usually Ten or Eleven), Clara Oswald, Amy Pond, and Rose Tyler from Doctor Who.

Some of the common crossover pairings are Dean Winchester/Rose Tyler, Doctor/Dean Winchester, Impala/TARDIS, Castiel/Jack Harkness, Amy Pond/Sam Winchester, and Amy Pond/Dean Winchester.


Superwho may have appeared online after the first canon reference was made on Supernatural in the form of a Cyberman on the cover of Supernatural character Ronald Resnick’s Fortean Times magazine. The earliest known Doctor Who/Supernatural crossover fanfiction on is Catching A Breath by Lady Yueh, which was published October 12, 2007. On Archive of Our Own, the earliest known Doctor Who/Supernatural crossover fanfiction is Once More by sevenisles, which was published June 14, 2008. Superwho seemed to be most popular in the early to mid 2010s before tapering off - much like its more famous sibling SuperWhoLock.

Both Supernatural and Doctor Who have featured actor Mark Sheppard, causing theories to emerge regarding a potential link between Supernatural's Crowley and Canton Everett Delaware III of Doctor Who. Doctor Who's post-watershed spinoff Torchwood also has an actress in common with Supernatural: Caroline Chikezie, who played Ianto Jones's doomed girlfriend Lisa Hallett, appears in Season 3 of Supernatural as Tamara, part of a married hunting team. [1]




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