Don Harding
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Don Harding
Aliases: Samhain
Series: Supernatural
Gender: Male
Notability: Antagonist
Occupation: Teacher
Race: Warlock
Relatives: Tracy Davis [1]
Status: Deceased
Died: 2008
First: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester"
Actor: Don McManus

Don Harding is a fictional warlock and a minor character featured on the CW Network television series Supernatural. Played by actor Don McManus, he appeared in the seventh episode of season four, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester".

Biography Edit

The man who would one day become known as Don Harding was actually a warlock from the 15th century. He had a sister who would adopt the modern name Tracy Davis. In the modern era, Don Harding worked as a crafts teacher at a high school in an unknown American town. Tracy took the form of a blonde-haired teenager and attended the school as a student. Both Don and Tracy were acolytes of Samhain and were preparing to perform a ritual to manifest Samhain on Earth - a ritual that could only be performed once every six-hundred years. Don and Tracy disagreed with one another on several points and their issues even turned physical when Tracy attacked him in the middle of school one day.

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Don, while possessed by Samhain.

On October 30th 2008, Tracy sacrificed two people as part of the blood ritual required to summon Samhain. Sam and Dean Winchester investigated the deaths and began to suspect Tracy's involvement. They went to the school to question Don, who told them about the incident that resulted in Tracy being suspended.

On Halloween night, Don intended on using Tracy as the third sacrifice. He had her bound and gagged and began reciting an incantation. Before he could take Tracy's life however, Sam and Dean burst into the room and shot him to death. After Tracy was freed, she momentarily incapacitated the brothers and used her brother's death as the third sacrifice. She spoke the incantation and the spirit of Samhain took possession of Don Harding's corpse.

Samhain went to a nearby cemetery where he used his power to resurrect the dead, calling forth ghosts and ghouls. Sam Winchester fought against Samhain and was able to banish his spirit to Hell through his power of exorcism. [2]

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Don Harding's actual name and age is unknown. Although he took the form of someone who was visibly older than Tracy Davis, it is just as likely that he may have been the younger sibling.

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