Can we talk about all the times Dean sees a symbol only once and very briefly and still much later is able to recall or find or replicate it perfectly. Like. How good is that memory.
That man has an excellent memory. Like that time he found the marks on the scarecrow familiar
it was the same tattoo he saw in a photograph. Similar thing in 1.17 when he draws a symbol he saw on a wall and connects it back to an album cover:
And here in 10.06, when the symbol on the jacket of a book looks familiar:
Do you know what else I find interesting? Dean drew this angel banishing sigil perfectly in 5.01 after seeing it a couple times:
It’s not the complicated, but you know what is complicated? All of these:
Which we saw Dean draw from memory in 9.01. Just picked up a marker and started at it with no prep:
We have little to no proof that he’s spent a lot of time drawing sigils, because although he’s been around them a lot, we usually only see someone else drawing them, like these guys in 6.20 (drawn by Bobby):
Or these guys painted by Sam while Dean was guarding Kevin in 7.21
Sam again in 8.10
Dean is seen messing up sigils though:
I think that’s as much direct interaction as we see. But even he has drawn them before, they have books accessible, and more time usually. So it’s pretty cool that Dean did all these just from memory.