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Post by Admin on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:07 pm

Hunters usually are just typical humans who, unlike others, believe in supernatural beings and, even more, they fight against them to protect normal people from harm. One of the most recurring reasons to go into the hunter lifestyle is a tragedy in their lives that involved the supernatural.  However, there are other reasons to decide being a supernatural hunter, such as being raised as one.

It is also shown that supernatural hunters typically pass their knowledge onto their children, as they could be killed by supernatural creatures that look for revenge or could appear. When they do so, a family of supernatural hunters is formed, like the Campbells, Harvelles or the Winchesters.

Many of the supernatural hunters depicted in the series do not have a single place to live (or at least, they cannot do so), as they move throughout the country looking for cases and protecting the people. They live on the move, and because of it, they have few belongings which allows them to move easily and quickly. However, they can have a house, but they do not spend too much time in them, and do not try to act friendly towards their neighbors. It is implied that supernatural hunters know each other, or at least some groups do so. In the series, it has also been shown that there are special places where supernatural hunters unite, like the Harvelle's Roadhouse in Nebraska.

On occasion, shop owners who are aware of the supernatural world will put hunter symbols in their windows to show that they can be of assistance.

Most hunters have a good physical condition suitable for hunting, and possess an extensive knowledge of the supernatural and mythology as well. There is a basis about how a supernatural hunter must be, as most of them can be recognized by common traits. Hunters are skilled fighters, proficient with firearms, shotguns and melee weapons they might acquire. When weapons are scarce and they are in a dangerous situation, they use hand-to-hand combat or whatever is available as a weapon. They also appear to be proficient trackers and possess prudent tactical skills and an instinctive ability to "read" behavioral characteristics and manipulate people. In addition, they need to be virtuoso of escape, evasion and silent movement, when the situation requires subtlety and stealth, such as surprise attacks.

And throughout the series, it has been shown they can read and recall Latin incantations, which can be used to summon, exorcise, and vanquish demons. Aside from Latin, some hunters are also able to read and/or recite other languages. Also, it's been seen that most of them have journals, or books, with information, details and methods to kill the different creature they must face. Veteran hunters possess massive and in-depth knowledge on supernatural lore, and often keep the hunter community updated on any new or recent developments.

It is shown they possess many abilities that are frowned upon by law, including, but not limited to: lock picking, breaking into security systems, computer hacking, disguised conning, car jacking and gaining an 'advantageous purchase'. They are versed with how police, fire departments and various government agencies (FBI, CDC) typically operate and conduct investigations, and know how to both impersonate and evade them effectively. Most of these methods are used to gather information about the cases they're working on, though methods can differ between supernatural hunters.

Hunters also keep their weapons close to themselves, as they can be attacked at any moment or to easily transport them to any location they need to go.

While uncommon, there is little stopping magical beings from being hunters; outside of their own innate natures, or the prejudice of the Hunter community. Beings that are easily able to pass as normal humans find it far easier to 'blend' into the community; however by their very nature they will always be a bit of an outcast subset. Many hunters are extremely mistrustful of any sort of magic or magical creature, and only a few truly understand the difference between a creature and a beast. Most lump all beings into the category of 'Monster', which by proper definition is any creature descendant from Lilith, the first Demon. Any magical creature not of that linage is not really a monster, and most aren't actually all that dangerous to humans in general. Bad press, and the occasional rouges, have given them all a bit of a bad name however, so the few non-humans that take up the mantle of Hunter tend to be even more secluded, isolated, and far more suspicious of others in the community.

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