Bobby Singer (Apocalypse World)
|Name||Robert Steven "Bobby" Singer|
|Dates||August 12, 1950|
|Episode(s)|| 12.23 All Along the Watchtower|
13.14 Good Intentions
13.23 Let the Good Times Roll
14.01 Stranger in a Strange Land
14.02 Gods and Monsters
14.05 Nightmare Logic
Daniel was my son. My wife, God rest her, she didn't die natural. Daniel and I buried her together. After well, hunting, that -- that's what got us through. Then the angel war started. I'd been called up to serve before, so they gave me a platoon, I guess you could call it. Dan was in it. We got separated. I guess you can figure where this is headed.
– Bobby Singer, 14.05 Nightmare Logic
Still a hunter in the post-Apocalyptic wasteland, and just surly as his deceased counterpart. This Bobby Singer has a self-described "passion" for hunting angels, for which he uses bullets forged from discarded angel blades, with his trusty machine gun, "Rufus." He ran with his world's version of Mary Campbell, who was killed by Azazel ten years prior. This Bobby also has a distinctive scar running down the left side of his face.
Prior to the Apocalypse, Bobby was married and had a son, Daniel. Like his counterpart, this Bobby's wife died an unnatural death, and he and his son took to hunting together. This Bobby is also a veteran, and upon the Angel Wars starting, he was called up and given leadership of a platoon, which included Daniel.
- "When this... whatever opened up, all sorts'a alarms went off back at my place. I got here just in time to see your boy get ambushed by a tempter demon."
As Castiel steps through the tear in space and time and finds himself in the Apocalypse World, he is quickly beset by a tempter demon, who is about to kill him when he is saved that Earth's Bobby Singer, much to his shock.
Later when Sam and Dean set through the rift, to their amazement they are met by Bobby on the other side. However, this Bobby Singer does not recognize them, telling them the only Winchester he knew of was named John, who has been dead for forty years, and only knows of him through another hunter named Mary Campbell, who was killed by Azazel ten years prior. Bobby goes on to tell them that when the rift opened up, alarms at his place started going off, and when went to investigate he found Castiel being attacked by a tempter demon, but realizing something was different with Castiel compared to other angels in that universe, he didn't shoot him on sight, and learned that the rift was a gateway to another universe where the Apocalypse has not happened. But tells them that he doesn't mind this Earth, as it allows to live his hobby and passion of killing angels, telling them it will only be a matter of time before the angels get wind of the rift and come down to investigate, but that he will be ready with his trusty gun "Rufus" and a hundred rounds of angel-killing bullets.
- "Mary… your world’s got your boys. This place? I’m pretty much all it’s got."
Out on patrol, Bobby is shocked to find Mary Winchester and Jack in the wastelands. Learning that she is Sam and Dean's mother from the alternate universe, he suggests they leave with him and his men.
Bobby leads Mary and Jack through his refugee camp. When Jack asks what happened to the injured people, Bobby tells him it was the angels, revealing a colony of 400 in San Antonio was wiped out when angels dive-bombed into it. Calling the war an extermination. Mary tells Bobby that Michael is looking for them, but Bobby assures they are protected by lookouts and warding. While Jack entertains the children in the camp with shadow puppets, Bobby shares a drink with Mary. He apologizes to her for staring, remarking that she looks just like the Mary Campbell he knew. He described his Mary as a complicated women and reveals that she did not make a demon deal, telling Mary she made the right choice in her world. They both look back at Jack, who is continuing to make shadow puppet animals for the children. However, he is now using his powers to make more complicated ones, like an elephant, an eagle, and a stag, prompting Bobby to ask if he is a witch or psychic. When Mary tells him Jack is a Nephilim, a betrayed Bobby tells Mary he wants Jack out of his camp by morning, with or without her.
The next morning when Zachariah dive-bombs into the camp with some angels, Bobby has Mary gather the children to escape the camp through tunnels while he deals with the angels. Bobby then witnesses Jack disintegrate Zachariah with his powers before turning his attention to three more angels making their descent into the camp. In the aftermath, Bobby thanks Jack for his help and questions his plans to stop the war. Jack replies that he plans to kill Michael.
- "All right, listen up. We made it. Don't know much about this place, but it's a place without Michael, so that's a turn for the better. I don't want none of you goin' soft on me because we are going to get ourselves ready and go back home and set our people free... While we're celebrating, let's not forget our brothers and sisters who didn't make it. They will never be forgotten, and we will do right by them. And now a toast to our new brothers -- Sam and Dean Winchester. Thanks, boys. Welcome to the family."
Bobby greets Sam and Dean at his salvage yard, telling them he is happy to see them again as he gives them cups of coffee. When Dean asks about the whereabouts of Charlie or Ketch, Bobby tells them they are on an operation to stop an angel kill squad from executing resistance fighters. When Sam tells Bobby they need to leave and are running out of time, Bobby tells them he is aware of their plan to take people through the rift, remarking that it is possibly the "dumbest frickin' idea in a landfill of ideas."
Later that night, Bobby comes to Sam, Dean, and Mary with news that Charlie and Ketch have gotten ambushed and captured. He sits in with the Winchesters and Castiel as they interrogate the man that betrayed Charlie and Ketch to the angels. Eventually they get the information needed, and upon the successful retrieval of Charlie and Ketch, Bobby tells the boys that they took a vote and everyone is willing to come with them through the rift, including himself.
When morning comes, Bobby and the rest of his people successfully pass through the rift and escape Michael. In the Bunker, Bobby gives a toast to all those who had fallen or were left behind and promises his people that they will go back to their world to save it and their people. He ends the speech thanking Sam and Dean and welcoming them to the "family."
- "Without an archangel, it's not like we can go back home. And I'm not sure I'd want to. I... I like it here."
Bobby is sitting in the Bunker library with a small group of Apocalypse World refugees as Sam describes the state of the world they are now in. When Sam finishes, Bobby incredulously remarks how they call his world "Apocalypse World" given what is happening on Sam's world.
While out walking a wooded path together, Mary asks Bobby what he plans to do now. Bobby is unsure, telling her that everyone else seems to have settled down. He says he realizes that without an archangel, they are stuck in her universe, and he admits that he isn't sure that he wants to leave. They notice blood on the ground, and follow a trail to find the beaten and dead body of Maggie.
They call Sam and Dean, who arrive with Castiel and Jack, and wonder who or what could have killed her. Taking the body back to the Bunker, Bobby and Mary continue to investigate who could have killed Maggie. Bobby tells Mary he has questioned the other refugees, but doesn't believe any of them were to blame for the death. Jack soon makes a surprise visit to the Bunker with Lucifer in tow, much to Bobby and Mary's concern. While Lucifer resurrects Maggie under Jack's prodding, Bobby places a call to the boys.
By the time Sam and Dean get back to the Bunker, Lucifer and Jack have already left, leaving Sam to question Maggie what happened to her. The sudden arrival of Michael prompts Sam to have Bobby and Mary take Maggie out the Bunker through the garage. Bobby and Mary return a short time later after Dean has consented to being Michael's vessel, only to find Castiel sitting alone in the Bunker.
- "Listen, Jack. On the other side, you saved me and mine a dozen times. Now, things may have changed, but... whatever happened -- whatever happens -- we got your back."
Bobby is training with the newly human Jack, sparring with him in the Bunker's gym. Bobby assures Jack that he'll get the hang of fighting, telling him that he had his own ass handed to him more times than he could count, and continues their training session.
When Sam gets a call from Kipling looking to make a trade with Sam for Castiel, Bobby is on the team along with Sam, Mary, Jack, and Maggie to go on the rescue mission. He states his unease to Sam about Jack coming along, believing that he is not ready for a full-on demon fight. On the drive to Detroit, Bobby tells Jack he will have his back no matter what, due to how many times he saved Bobby and his people in Apocalypse World.
When the group arrives at the bar, Bobby and Mary are paired up, and soon after Jack and Maggie are captured by demons, Bobby and Mary burst into the bar and start shooting up the demons. A few demons gang up on Bobby and Jack attempts to help him, to no avail. After Sam kills Kipling and the demons retreat, the group heads back to the Bunker, where Bobby and Mary share a beer together in the kitchen.
- "I've been fighting a friggin' apocalypse for 15 years. My FBI might be a little rusty."
At a Duluth morgue, Bobby dusts off his old FBI routine to get information on the deceased from the coroner -- a routine which Sam notices is very rusty. They each take a body and examine it, with Bobby noting they are "5-star smitings" before Sam notices that his victim is a vampire, which Bobby and Mary also confirm with their bodies.
They are able to track down the only surviving vampire of the nest. Bobby is about to kill Lydia Crawford after learning of Michael's experiments when she offers to give them the location she escaped from in exchange for her being left to live. The three arrive at the church, only to find it abandoned. Not long after their arrival, a trio of werewolves bursts through the church windows, and attack. They quickly realize that the werewolves are immune to silver, and have to resort to decapitation. With the werewolves dead, the group is suddenly confronted by Michael, who quickly reveals himself as Dean, telling the group that Michael has left.
Bobby and Mary remain in Duluth to deal with the werewolf bodies, while Sam takes Dean back to the Bunker.
- "I'm the one that brought him to war. I'm the one who sent him to die. I don't even know what they did to him. The angels took them. We never found the bodies. I never figured I'd be any kind of a father to a child. But Daniel. was the best thing in my life. I always assumed that war'd kill me, too, but it didn't. I guess lately, I've -- I've been looking for other options."
To Sam and Dean's surprise, they find Mary and Bobby at the Rawling home investigating what happened to Maggie due to their having been giving her advice leading up to her first solo hunt on the property. Bobby does not hide his anger with Sam's leadership in allowing Maggie to go off alone; Mary reminds him that they need to finish the job and find Maggie, and pairs Bobby with Dean as they search the grounds.
While walking the grounds, Dean and Bobby find a shed in the woods. As Dean peeps inside, Bobby spots someone walking in the woods and runs after him. Dean does not notice Bobby's departure and walks inside the shed, where Bobby soon finds him covered in dust after an encounter with a ghoulish Patrick Rawling. As they head back to the house, Bobby excuses himself to his truck to retrieve something as Dean goes inside. Instead, Bobby returns to the woods where he is shocked to see his son, Daniel, with his eyes burned out. Daniel attacks Bobby, and is able to pin him to a tree with an angel blade, but before he can kill him, Mary arrives and distracts Daniel, allowing Bobby to free himself and tackle Daniel off of Mary. He apologizes as he drives an angel blade through Daniel's chest, at which point Daniel disappears into dust.
After rescuing Maggie and stopping the djinn, Neil, who had been manifesting nightmares, the group returns to the Bunker where Bobby is stitched up by Mary and he reveals to her the nature of what happened to his son in Apocalypse World. He tells her he always expected to die fighting the angels, and doesn't know what to do anymore. Mary offers to help him find a new way.
Mary and Bobby prepare to take their leave to Donna's cabin to recuperate, but before they leave Bobby offers his apologizes to Sam for how he acted, and assures Sam he has what it takes to be a leader more than he ever did.
- "An unstoppable monster who don't know right from wrong gets put down -- or the closest we can get to it. And anybody that don't know that needs to go back to school."
During a gathering of hunters to celebrate Mary's life, Bobby suddenly appears and flings a hatchet into the head of one, killing him, to everyone's shock. Bobby explains that it was actually a wraith he recognized from the last hunt he'd taken with Mary, probably at her memorial to gloat. Bobby and Castiel note that Mary likely would've appreciated having a hunter's memorial that was complete with a monster.
While sharing drinks with Sam and Castiel, Bobby tells them that while he had liked Jack, Jack killed Mary and must be killed for what he did. Though Castiel wants to help Jack, Bobby states that without his soul, Jack's human side is gone and all that is left is Lucifer. Bobby says he now sees Jack as an unstoppable monster with no humanity in him which needs to be put down, and he departs to hunt him.
In order to gain leverage over Sergei, Castiel calls Bobby for help. When Sergei tries to blackmail Castiel and Eileen Leahy, Castiel reveals that he has Bobby watching Sergei's niece and threatens to harm her if Sergei doesn't help.
- "Hold up. You sure you wanna do this, Jody? It's Sam and Dean."
In the Butch and Sundance ending, Sam mentions that Bobby and Jody Mills are still fighting against the overwhelming monsters in the world. Dean tells Sam that they both know that Bobby has a death wish, and that by that point so do Jody and Sam.
On December 9, 2022, in the future Chuck predicts, Bobby, Jody, and two other hunters go after Sam and Dean who are now vampires. The other hunters are killed by the Winchesters and Dean kills Jody. Upon entering the room, Bobby decapitates Sam.
When Jack brings back everyone Chuck snapped away, this presumably includes Bobby.
- Bobby has a semi-automatic rifle that fires angel-killing bullets nicknamed Rufus. Ironically, Rufus Turner used the exact same rifle in 5.02 Good God, Y'All.