|“||I got to hand it to you, Sam. You got a lot of people fooled, but, see, I know the truth. I know what it's like. We're the same now, you and me. I know how it is walking around with something evil inside you. It's just too bad you won't do the right thing and kill yourself. I'm gonna... as soon as I'm done with you. Two last good deeds -- killing you... and killing myself.||”|
— Gordon Walker's last words
in Fresh Blood
Gordon Walker was a vampire hunter whose methods often put him at odds with the Winchester brothers. He is turned by a particularly old vampire named Dixon who has a grudge against hunters. Later, Sam Winchester decapitates Gordon with razor wire, killing him.
History[edit | edit source]
Early life[edit | edit source]
When Gordon Walker was 18 years old, a vampire broke into his house and abducted his sister. Gordon ran away from home, learned how to fight, hunt, and kill vampires, and tracked down the vampire who had taken his sister. He killed it, and his sister, who had been turned, marking the beginning of his hatred for vampires.
Dean and Sam Winchester first meet Gordon while tracking a vampire nest. Despite his assurances that he can handle them by himself, the two of them save Gordon's life and Dean starts to warm up to him because they are both hunters.
Sam, however, is wary of him, and calls Ellen Harvelle to ask if she's heard of him. She warns him that despite being a real good hunter, he is dangerous to everyone and everything around him and that they should leave him alone. Despite the fact that this particular nest of vampires do not harm or feed from humans, Gordon tracks them down anyway and captures their leader, Lenore.
While he tortures her for the location of the other vampires, Sam and Dean arrive and try to persuade him to stop. It is then that Gordon reveals that his sister wasn't killed by a vampire, but instead she was turned into one so Gordon hunted down his sister and killed her himself. After Sam frees Lenore, Dean and Gordon engage in a fist fight, from which Dean emerges as the victor. The Winchesters leave him tied up inside of the house, promising to call someone to let him out in a couple of days.
After being left for three days, Gordon was let go. He eventually works a routine exorcism on a demon possessing a teenage girl in Louisiana. As Gordon performs the exorcism, the demon mutters something about a coming war. Gordon then stops the exorcism to torture the demon who eventually tells Gordon about the Special Children who will fight in the war. Gordon also learns that Sam is one of these children. After exorcising the demon, killing its vessel in the process due to Gordon's torture, Gordon confirmed the demon's story about Sam with his contacts at the Roadhouse. He eventually tracked down and murdered Scott Carey, one of the Special Children who possessed low-level electrokinesis and hadn't harmed anyone.
While Sam investigates Scott Carey's murder, Gordon tries to kill him with a sniper rifle from a nearby rooftop. Dean finds where he is posted and fights him, only to end up being knocked unconscious and used as bait for Sam. While he converses with a tied-up Dean, he tells him that while he was performing an exorcism in Louisiana on a teenaged girl, she told him about a coming war, and that a demon has soldiers fighting in this war, special children with psychic abilities, which the demon has plans for. The demon said he knew one of them: Sam Winchester.
After revealing his knowledge about Sam's visions, and the brothers' connections at the Roadhouse, he announces his intent to track down and kill the special children, starting with Sam.
Despite placing multiple tripwires attached to grenades near the backdoor of the house, Sam is able to set them off without harming himself and gets the drop on Gordon. After a short tussle, Sam knocks Gordon out, frees Dean, and they both exit the house. However, Gordon chases after them with guns in both hands, shooting at them. After hiding in a patch of grass, they watch as police cars roll up to the house and arrest him after finding the arsenal of weapons in his car, thanks to an anonymous call from Sam.
Gordon appears in jail and talking to a fellow hunter and friend, Kubrick, whom he convinces to go after Sam Winchester. He tells him that he is not even sure Sam Winchester is even human. Gordon Walker is aware of the brothers having opened the Devil's Gate. Gordon tells the hunter that they will have to break him out of prison.
Gordon pursues the Winchester brothers again after forcing Bela Talbot to reveal their location. During the hunt he is captured and subsequently turned by a vampire named Dixon as an ironic form of punishment, revenge for the slaughter of Dixon's vampire family by hunters. He kills two other vampires turned by Dixon, then sets up a trap for the Winchester brothers, still convinced it's his duty as a hunter to rid the world of Sam Winchester. Kubrick tries to kill him, but Gordon kills his old friend and leaves to deal with Sam.
A fight ensues in a warehouse where Gordon holds a girl he has kidnapped and turned into a vampire to use as bait. Sam Winchester decapitates Gordon Walker with a garotte improvised out of razor wire during the struggle, thus ending the threat he poses.
In Mommy Dearest, the Winchesters and Castiel call upon Lenore for help in finding Eve. Upon seeing them, Lenore reminds them that Gordon had nearly killed her the last time they met. The Winchesters told Lenore that if it made her feel any better, Gordon got turned into a vampire and Sam chopped his head off with razor wire. Lenore responded with a pleased tone "well, that's something."
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
Human Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Master Hunting Skills - Gordon was an extremely skilled hunter, impressing the Winchesters with his skill and even Ellen Harvelle despite her distaste of him acknowledging he was a "a real good hunter".
- Weaponry - As a seasoned hunter, Gordon was extremely skilled in the use of weapons. He is considerably adept with bladed weapons, using them to easily kill vampires by decapitating them and at one point killed Scott Carey with a single stab of a large knife. He is also quite skilled with firearms. He used a sniper riffle when he attempted to kill Sam, suggesting his marksmanship was advanced enough to handle such a high-level firearm without fail, though he didn't get the chance to do it as Gordon ended up being interrupted by Dean, but also proved skilled in using it as a melee weapon, managing to use it's blunt points while overwhelmed by Dean to knock him out. Gordon was also able to effectively use two pistols at once to hunt Sam and Dean, backing them into a cover, before being captured by the police. Gordon also displayed a remarkable amount of skill in setting up explosives, creating a trap for Sam by placing multiple tripwires attached to grenades that Sam couldn't disarm and had to instead set off.
- Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant - In addition to his exemplary skills with weaponry, Gordon was also a very capable unarmed fighter, enough that he was capable of contending with Dean in a fist fight, managing to break out of Dean's grip and deliver blows that made him bleed and knocked him to the ground before being tripped and overpowered, and in their second fight, Gordon after a struggle and temporarily being overwhelmed managed to best and capture Dean while armed with a riffle. He also easily disarmed Sam of his gun and delivered a vicious beating on him and only lost due to Sam getting a second wind. After becoming a vampire, Gordon's combat skills combined with his superhuman physical abilities proved able to effortlessly slaughter the vampires of the nest that turned him despite having just been turned and thus inferior to the vampires he killed who had been around for much longer and easily defeat Sam and Dean, only being killed by Sam due to Sam using a razor wire as an improvised garotte.
- Exorcism - As a hunter, Gordon possessed the ability to perform exorcisms. He considered exorcising a regular low-level demon to be "routine."
- Torture Skills - Gordon possessed enough skill in torture to force a demon he had captured to tell him what he wanted.
Vampire Powers[edit | edit source]
- Super Strength - After being turned into a vampire, Gordon possessed incredible strength. He was able to quickly overpower Sam and Dean, slaughter other vampires by ripping off their heads with his bare hands and killed Kubrick by punching through his torso.
- Super Speed - As a vampire, Gordon possessed speed superior to that of any human.
- Super Senses - As a vampire, Gordon had superior senses of smell, hearing, and sight, so much so that he could see clearly in pitch blackness.
- Invulnerability - Following his transformation, Gordon became immune to most conventional weaponry and could only be killed by decapitation or the Colt.
- Super Agility - As a vampire, Gordon possessed agility far superior than that of any human.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
- Mortality (formerly) - As a human, Gordon was vulnerable to injury and disease.
- The Colt - It can kill vampires.
- Vamptonite - Human blood with DNA altered by Leviathan corn syrup. This altered blood kills vampires quickly as though they have ingested a powerful acid.
- Decapitation - Chopping off a vampire's head will kill it.
- Dead Man's Blood - The use of blood from the recently deceased can also be used as a method to incapacitate vampires briefly but it cannot kill them.
Death[edit | edit source]
Killed By[edit | edit source]
After getting turned into a vampire, Gordon continued his crusade to kill Sam using his new powers. After a fight, Sam managed to decapitate Gordon using razor wire.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Criss Angel Is A Douchebag (mentioned only)
- Season 6
- Mommy Dearest (mentioned only)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- According to series creator Eric Kripke, Gordon was originally going to learn about the hunter Sam killed while possessed and use it to convince more hunters to turn against Sam. This was intended to be a story arc stretching over multiple episodes. However, Sterling K. Brown was contracted for the Lifetime Television series Army Wives, and Lifetime would only allow him to return to Supernatural for two more episodes only.
- Gordon drives a red car with Michigan plates: TRI 208
- Used to frequent the Roadhouse around 2000-2001. Had some conflicts with Jo and Ellen, see Jo's journal for more details.
- Gordon keeps a hunter's journal.
- Gordon arguably hates vampires more than any other hunter shown however ironically, it did not take long for him to feed on an innocent human after turning into a vampire himself.
- Gordon is the first of four hunters shown to be turned into monsters: Gordon and Dean were both turned into vampires though Dean's transformation was reversed. Garth Fitzgerald IV was turned into a werewolf which was previously thought to be incurable, but has learned to live with it and adapt unlike Gordon and Dean who both wanted to die after being transformed, albeit after killing Sam in Gordon's case. Claire Novak was also turned into a werewolf, but was ultimately cured by the efforts of Sam, Dean and Mick Davies.
- Gordon's character may be a reference to Charles Gunn from Angel, also a vampire hunter of African descent whose younger sister was turned into a vampire, forcing the hunter to kill his own turned sister. However, Gunn clearly regretted the necessity of killing his sister, while Gordon dismissing his own actions with the same argument he uses to justify all his killings: she wasn't human.
- Gordon's act of killing vampires because he regards them as less than human is similar to Arthur Ketch's utter disregard for monsters in general.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Bekakos, Liana (April 24, 2008). "Supernatural Creator Eric Kripke Answers Fan's Questions – Part II". Eclipse Magazine. Retrieved May 25, 2008.