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Just asking. Why borax is affecting the Leviathans this way? Its just a chemical compound.Epakrios (talk) 23:38, February 21, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this up. The writers needed something for their characters to survive the onslaught of Leviathan. If Borax didn't affect Leviathan, they really would've been unbeatable throughout the season till the very end when they had the one bone, because Dean or Sam couldn't always get up close to decapitate without it first drenching them in it. Or maybe it had something to do with their 'dark, filthy nature' and Borax served as a cleansing agent while they were in vessels. -- ImperiexSeed, 7:00 PM, February 21st 2014

Again just asking. Borax isn't the only cleaning compound. Why specifically this is what hurts them?Epakrios (talk) 23:32, February 22, 2014 (UTC)

Borax is created with all natural incredients, that have been on earth for millions of years. The Leviathans clearly lived on earth sometime near the beguining, as there that old the only thing they could have any weaknesses to would have to have been arround when they were.General MGD 109 (talk) 23:36, February 22, 2014 (UTC)

I hope you realize, there's no provable answer to this. And while logic hinged on consistency could veer us in the right direction, it's still not based on anything proven. There's not even a quibble of hints or implications to why frickin' Borax hurts Leviathan. That said, I think it has everything to do with how certain supernatural beings respond through interactions to our natural world. Always keep in mind, also, that this is a show and from time to time, the writers desperately scrounge for anything that could keep their story going. I mean, I can't fathom any explanation to why mixing herbs together gets you a demon-bomb. -- ImperiexSeed, 7:07 PM, February 22nd 2014

A lot of substances and chemicals have been present on earth for a million years. Why the writers chose borax is probably just random/subjective. Otherwise, they would have given explanation or even a hint on the show why. It is, however, interesting to note that Borax has sodium in it, in the same way that salt has a sodium component as well. FTWinchester (talk) 00:20, February 23, 2014 (UTC)

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