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Bobby's Paralysis

I had a thought last night as I was falling asleep, specifically, about Bobby and the mysterious gut-wound that somehow paralyzed him from the waist down even though that's not anatomically possible.

I've rationalized it before by saying that maybe Zach paralyzed Bobby, because he threatened to do so before Castiel showed up - and Castiel told him to "put these boys back together" but didn't say anything about Bobby.

But the other thing that just occurred to me is that Bobby was possessed! We still don't know how Bobby CAME to be possessed. We don't know what happened between Bobby being possessed and Bobby showing up with the Impala. And what was one of the very many lessons on demon possession learned in Devil's Trap back in S1?:

Demons can heal a body AS LONG AS THEY ARE IN IT. As soon as Dean got 'Meg' out of Meg Masters, Meg Masters died, because she had been thrown from a window and shot. Once the demon is no longer in the body, all injuries incurred return...and while a demon is in a body, injuries have no effect. Bobby shot Ruby with a defunct Colt and all it did was ruin her shirt - she was still walking around the rest of the season with a bullet in her heart. The guy in the Hunter-couple we met in the Magnificent Seven drank draino - which would have destroyed his vocal chords (along with killing him) but a demon was able to yell for the guys wife using the dude's body an hour or so later.

Basically, what I'm saying is that, Bobby's lower spine could very well have been irreparably damaged BEFORE he stabbed himself - it could have happened in whatever scuffle there was when the demon attempted to possess him.

Mystery SOLVED.

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claudiapriscus
Mar. 5th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
Good point!
But we're back to "how did Bobby of all people end up possessed?" Surely, his sheer awesomeness should have repelled evil.
hells_half_acre
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:45 am (UTC)
Indeed, that still remains a mystery.

But maybe part of the demons strategy for possessing Bobby was to first limit his mobility.
contrary_lady
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
I really would love to find out the exact cause of Bobby's paralysis.

I would also love to know why Bobby didn't take his own advice from Born Under A Bad Sign, & wear an amulet to protect him from being possessed.
hells_half_acre
Mar. 5th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I would like to know that too...though, the idea also occurred to me that there is nothing to say that a demon can't just rip an amulet off of you. (Might be why Dean and Sam decided the tattoo was better protection). Maybe the demon paralyzed Bobby and then just walked up and broke the chain the amulet was on?

Personally, if I lived in the Supernatural universe - I'd get the tattoo...and possibly track down an angel to crave some enochian symbols into my ribs for good measure. :P
auriliawestlake
Mar. 6th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
Damn it all to hell and back.

No pun intended.

But I think I've got plenty of bunnies in the hutch just now - but...maybe a onefer? If I ever manage to pry myself outta the Sims 3...
hells_half_acre
Mar. 6th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
Didn't mean to give you more to do! Haha :-P
trystan830
Mar. 6th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
we figured out that the last time we saw Bobby was in When the Levee Breaks - and when he showed up again in Sympathy for the Devil, it turns out that he was already possessed. so Something Big happened during that time. and i'd like to know what that was too.
hells_half_acre
Mar. 6th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we see him at the very beginning of Lucifer Rising too...and he's definitely Bobby then. So, something happened to him while Sam was hunting down Lilith and Dean was stuck in the "green room" - or something happened to him just after Lucifer rose.

Poor Bobby. I guess the power of pure awesome can't protect you ALL the time.
trystan830
Mar. 6th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
ahh right, we do. and yes, something happened. but what?
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