Supernatural changes its opening credits each season, unlike many other series. Some episodes in each season have unique, thematic title cards.
The first season's title card was fairly simple, the word "Supernatural" zoomed in and then out of the screen. It mimics the jerky movements of Supernatural's ghost's flickering. An alternative, but not used title sequence was produced and published on the Season 1 DVD as a special feature. Two different versions of the title sequence can be watched here.
This title card features the word "Supernatural" appearing out of bursting flames with the letter "A" in the form of a pentagram.
First, the "Key of Solomon" symbol appears followed by "Supernatural" amidst what look like thunderclouds, or possibly the iconic demonic "black clouds."
The title card is preceded by a version of the old CBS Special Presentation indent. Sleigh bells are heard and the a Christmas ornament explodes on the screen and then the episode's title appears.
This season begins with a bunch of wings flapping followed by the sound of someone screaming and then "Supernatural."
This episode's title card was designed to fit the look of the old school black and white films from the early to mid-1900s.
The end card is a negative of the usual credit card. In other words, the color of the background is white rather than the usual black.
As always, "Supernatural" appears on the screen, but this time with a drop of blood dispersing in the background, accompanied by the sound of a heart beat, angels whispering, and a high pitch sound.
A pane of glass shatters, revealing the title "Supernatural."
In 6.09 Clap Your Hands If You Believe..., the opening credits to the episode are an homage to the 1990's series The X-Files, using similar music and images. The final text “The Truth Is in There” is a twist on the X-Files catchphrase “The Truth Is Out There.” The sequence bears a few similarities to the unused title sequences found as an Easter egg on the season one DVDs.
- Supernatural title sequence for Clap Your Hands If You Believe... real title sequence.
- Supernatural title sequence for Clap Your Hands If You Believe... with the X-Files theme song.
- The X-Files opening credits.
The opening titles are a homage to the 1960's Western series Bonanza, See its opening titles here. The music played during the credits is somewhat similar to Ennio Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold," a piece he wrote for the Clint Eastwood movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Watch the scene here.
Black text on a white background. The word "Supernatural" appears out of thick black explosion of mist and drips black fluid like leviathan blood.
A wedding cake explodes, morphing into the goo of the season 7 titles.
As Sam is attacked by evil clowns, the titles explode in out of rainbow coloured sparkly goo.
As Sam and Dean take part in the Battle of the Kingdoms, titles roll honoring those who died in the battle.
The title "Supernatural" appears over a set of burning angel wings, that explode in a blinding white light.
Unused alternative title card. This was tweeted by Jared a day before the episode aired. It features the message: "This is for the SPNFamily whose dedication and love drive us to continue creating this wonderful world. Keeping up the Family Business."