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Amazons


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Amazons
Powers and Abilities Superhuman strength, rapid development to adulthood.
Vulnerabilities Any killing methods.
Appearance Female humanoid
Episode(s) 7.13 The Slice Girls
7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie (mentioned)

History

After their ranks were devastated in a long war, the Amazons made a deal with the goddess Harmonia. She made them stronger, and gave them the ability to reproduce quickly. The Amazon women could give birth 36 hours after having sex, and the children matured rapidly, reaching adolescence within 3 days. The girl then had to kill the man who'd fathered her, removing his hands and feet and carving an Amazonian symbol on his chest. Every two years, women of child bearing age would repeat the cycle.

The children were raised by Amazonian elders to both endure and dispense pain. One of their rituals involved consuming the flesh of a dead father. They were also branded with the sign of the Amazons on the inside of their wrist.

This round of breeding is taking place in Seattle. Previous rounds have occurred in Chicago and also in Miami.

Characteristics

Powers and Abilities

  • They possessed superhuman strength.
  • They quickly age into their adulthood.

Weaknesses

  • Any type of weaponry.

Episodes

7.13 The Slice Girls

Mark of the Amazons.

In Seattle, the Amazons are breeding, in two weeks murdering four men, slicing off their hands and feet and carving the Amazonian sigil into their chests. Sam and Dean consult a local anthropologist, Professor Morrison, for help interpreting the signs. While investigating, Dean takes time out at the Cobalt Room, where he meets Lydia, who seduces him. When Dean returns the next day to retrieve his hip flask, he finds that Lydia has had a baby called Emma, who he thinks he hears speaking like an adult. Dean stakes out Lydia's place, and later sees her hand over a young girl, who she also calls Emma, to Madeline. Emma is taken to a building where the elders indoctrinate her and other young Amazonian girls.

Charlene Penn, the detective supposedly investigating the murders, is also an Amazon, who informs Madeline that the Winchesters are on their trail. Madeline orders both Sam and Dean's executions.

Based on Professor Morrison's information that the symbol is that of the Amazons, the Winchesters conclude that Dean may have fathered Emma. Finding a Greek text, Sam takes it to Professor Morrison, who interprets it to read that Amazonian daughters must kill their sires. As Sam leaves, Detective Penn confronts and attacks him, but he kills her in self-defense.

Emma finds Dean, telling him she is running away from the Amazons; in reality she has come to complete her indoctrination and kill him. When Dean hesitates, suggesting she could actually leave the Amazons, Sam arrives and shoots her.

When Dean and Sam return to the building where the Amazons were based, they have disappeared.

7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie

After speaking with Frank Devereaux regarding new leads on Dick Roman, Dean asks Sam if he's found any new information about the whereabouts of the Amazons.

Amazons in Lore

Amazons were tribe of female warriors in Greek myth who were thought to live in Central Asia or North Africa. Legends said that they mated with other tribes to preserve their race, but kept only female infants. They were said to amputate their right breasts so that they could shoot better with bow and arrows. Later historians claimed that the Amazons were a tribe of men and women in which both sexes fought in battles. Herodotus claimed that no Amazon woman could marry until she had killed a man.[1] One famous queen of the Amazons was Hippolyta; Hercules in his Twelve Labors was commanded to steal her girdle. [2] In DC Comics' Wonder Woman, Hippolyta is the mother of Diana, also known as the superhero Wonder Woman.

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