Mary Worthington, also known as Bloody Mary, was a vengeful spirit.

HistoryEdit

Season 1Edit

Mary was a 19-year-old girl living by herself in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She had won a few local beauty contests and dreamed of getting out of Indiana, and becoming an actress. She was murdered on March 29th (year unspecified) when someone broke into her apartment and murdered her, cutting out her eyes with a knife. Before she died, in front of a mirror, she tried to spell out her killer's name but only managed the letters T-R-E.[1]

A surgeon called Trevor Sampson was suspected but nothing was ever proven and her murder went unsolved. In revenge, Mary haunts the old mirror, killing people hiding secrets about unsolved deaths. She was destroyed by Dean and Sam after she escaped from her mirror and they showed her her own reflection - causing her to kill herself because of all the deaths she had caused.[1]

Season 14Edit

After God decides to end things and releases spirits from Hell, Mary Worthington is one of the many freed, appearing in the mirror of two young girls playing dress up.

Season 15Edit

Mary Worthington attacks a young girl named Rachel, as she and her friend are trying on make-up, causing Rachel to bleed from her eyes and begin clawing at her face. When Rachel's friend tries to run for help, she is met by Mary standing in front of her bedroom door. When Castiel enters the home to evacuate the residents, he finds Rachel and her friend dead in the room, in a pool of blood. As he leaves the home, Mary appears in a mirror watching him exit.

As Sam and Castiel are leading a mother and daughter to safety, the daughter becomes distracted by a pond, and as John Wayne Gacy and two other ghosts start attacking Sam and Castiel, Bloody Mary appears in the pond's reflection and jumps out to attack the mother and daughter, grabbing the mother's leg. As they break free of Mary's grasp, Mary pulls herself out of the pond, only for Sam to shoot her with rock salt. She soon joins with the other spirits and gives chase to the four, but is stopped when Sam and Castiel get the mother and daughter across the barrier Belphegor created to keep the ghosts inside Harlan, Kansas.

In Raising Hell, although not seen, Mary's soul was trapped in the Soul Catcher by Rowena MacLeod along with all of the other ghosts haunting Harlan.

In The Rupture, when Rowena tries to perform the Rafforza l'incantesimo, she has a flashback to Mary's attack in the street along with the actions of several other ghosts and announces that she can't strengthen the barrier as it is too weak and the ghosts are too strong.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Like many other vengeful spirits she was quite powerful. She also possessed some unique abilities that other vengeful spirits don't commonly have.

  • Biokinesis - Mirroring the way she herself was killed, her victims eyes would bleed and eventually liquify, causing an accumulate blood within the brain that would kill them. This could be used upon her by showing her her own reflection while she was using the power on a victim. However, instead of just bleeding from her eyes, her entire body would turn into blood.
  • Possession - She possessed reflective surfaces, and also could possess people reflections, causing them to move on their own and accuse her victims of their guilt as they died.
  • Teleportation - She could appear in any reflective surface near the mirror where she died and wherever anyone summoned her.
  • Super speed - Out of the mirror, she could move unimaginably fast.
  • Mind Reading - Due to being in a mirror, which as the lore said could reveal the secrets of a person, she knew if a person was or at least thought they were responsible for a death.

WeaknessesEdit

  • Salt - As a ghost, she could not pass through salt lines.
  • Lack of Reflections - As she appeared through mirrors, covering any reflective surfaces would keep her from affecting her victims.
  • Mirrors - She was not immune to her own power when outside of mirrors. Seeing her own reflection caused it to come to life and confront her about her own killings as a ghost, resulting in her melting into a puddle of blood, permanently dispersing her.

AppearancesEdit

In LoreEdit

Mary Worthington is based on Bloody Mary, an urban legend that says that anyone who chants the words Bloody Mary three times in front of a mirror will summon a vengeful spirit. This spirit has been reported to do a variety of things to the person who summons her, including killing the person, scratching their eyes out, driving them mad or pulling them into the mirror with the spirit – generally referred to as the spirit of a woman or even a witch. This is an old legend, but in 1978 a folklorist named Janet Langlois published an essay on Bloody Mary, which led to the tale becoming a popular slumber party ritual done by girls as well as boys. No one knows the origins of the Bloody Mary legend; over the years, she has been rumored to be anything from a witch that was killed for practicing witchcraft to a modern-day woman killed in a car crash, depending on what part of the country you live in.

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