Someone sent me a link to an anti Jack Kline blog and it’s hilarious. I mean, I love Jack but I now completely understand why a certain part of the fandom would hate him. Basically, Dabb took all the parts of Castiel that the fandom at large enjoyed, stuff that’s been removed from Cass by bad writing, and handed it all to Jack. His naivete, his fascination with humans even though he doesn’t quite understand them, his devotion to the Winchesters. All of that has gone to Jack. I mean, Cass tried to get Dean to abandon Sam twice in the course of 3 episodes at the end of season 13. He dragged Dean off in the cave and he tried to stop Dean from becoming Michael. He’s been playing a weird, almost villainous role while Jack was ready to sacrifice himself for the boys so he comes off as a hero.
Then there’s the fact that Jack almost instantly became family to Sam and Dean. He lived in the bunker, he went on hunts, they protected him and took care of him. All the things Cass stans clamored for Castiel to have were freely given to Jack right away. He even echoed Castiel’s “I love you. I love you all.” when he thought he was dying which pretty much strips away the power of the line for destiel shippers.
Considering Dabb is a huge troll, I think he did it on purpose. Think about it: Jack is like an attractive, young Cass with all the shitty parts removed. And because he’s like a year old, no one is really going to ship him with anyone so there won’t be that baggage hanging on his character. Honestly? I don’t blame Cass fans for being worried. Jack’s the perfect replacement for Castiel and he’s already taken his place in a lot of ways. Not that they’ll get rid of Cass but I wouldn’t be surprised if his storyline next season is all about saving heaven and being far away from Sam and Dean.