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"Come with me. Be done. You've earned it. Or fight me. Stay here. And you know the drill."

Reapers escort souls to the afterlife under the direction of Death. They are seen in "Faith" (S01, E12), "In My Time of Dying" (S02, E01), "Death Takes A Holiday" (S04, E15), "Abandon All Hope..." (S05, E10), "Two Minutes To Midnight" (S05, E21), "Appointment In Samarra" (S06, E11), "Death's Door" (S07, E10), "Taxi Driver" (S08, E19), "I'm No Angel" (S09, E03), "Stairway to Heaven" (S09, E22), "Form and Void" (S11, E02), "The Devil in the Details" (S11, E10), "Red Meat" (S11, E17), "Alpha and Omega" (S11, E23), "Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox" (S12, E06), "First Blood" (S12, 09), "Advanced Thanatology" (S13, E05), "Funeralia" (S13, E19), and "Nihilism" (S14, E10).

  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Able to alter humans' perception and appear in any form they choose.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Most of them wear suits. All of them are badass.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Rogue ones aside, reapers are quite amiable folks, unlike ordinary angels. Makes sense, considering that they are supposed to guide souls to the afterlife. They have to put up a calm and friendly demeanor if they want to gain their clients' trust.
  • Eye of Newt: Spells can be used to bind or trap a Reaper.
  • Geometric Magic: Can be held within traps of drawn symbols.
  • The Grim Reaper:
    • The reapers are Type 1. Other than wearing a black suit and tie instead of the classic Black Cloak and Sinister Scythe, reapers are a race instead of a person. When a human dies, the reaper closest to them gets the job to collect their soul, instead of an omniscient being coming for them. As they don't wield a scythe, they reap souls by touching them. This makes them simply psychopomps than the all-powerful Grim Reaper.
    • Instead of God, reapers report directly to Death the Horseman, who on the contrary is the classical scythe-wielding Grim Reaper. Before Season 5, he is imprisoned under Earth and is supposed to be remain so until the Apocalypse. Unlike his underlings, Death rarely reaps a soul by himself. He is also an extremely potent Person of Mass Destruction; he can cause catastrophes to places he visits, although he mostly negates that power. This makes him Type 2: the Grim Reaper as a harbinger of destruction.
    • Season 9 retcons the reapers to be a type of angels, which opens up a rather big can of worms, though this actually makes them closer to the real-life Abrahamic view of the Grim Reaper as an agent of God.
    • Seasons 10 and 13 adds two facets regarding the nature of Death the Horseman: he can be killed, and the reaper who dies after him will take his place.
  • Invisible to Normals: They usually are only seen by humans who are ready to die, or already dead. Angels are able to see them as well, as are Demons, and whoever wears Death's ring (as they temporarily become Death).
  • Mook Promotion: The first Reaper to die gets to be their boss. Since Death had died in Season 10, Billie assumes his position after her own death in Season 12, complete with a scythe and a ring. After she dies late in season 15, another Reaper takes her place in the second-to-last episode.
  • Portent of Doom: Gather in groups at times of great catastrophe or distress.
  • Powers That Be: Are in the service of Death.
  • Psychopomp
  • Really 700 Years Old: As angels, they have existed since long, long ago. Death, on the other hand, claims to be as old as God. However, Season 11 retcons him to be significantly younger; the Darkness doesn't know him, yet she personally knows (and even battled) the Archangels, which would put Death as younger than the latter.
  • Retcon:
    • Season 9 establishes Reapers as a subset of angels, which completely contradicts everything established about reapers before.
    • Things might have been re-retconned in Season 13, where reapers for all respects function as independent entities again. When Naomi informs Castiel the number of angels left in the universe (less than a dozen), she doesn't seem to count reapers. If they are indeed endangered, Billie would not be awfully nonchalant. This is likely a response to the Season 9 retcon, which is rather unpopular with the fanbase.
  • Stopped Clock: Freeze clocks at the time of death.
  • Throat Light: When killed.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Disappear in a flash of light.


Death (Julian Richings)

First appears in "Two Minutes To Midnight" (S05, E21).

"This is one little planet in one tiny solar system in a galaxy that's barely out of its diapers. I'm old, Dean. Very old. So I invite you to contemplate how insignificant I find you."

Death is the one and only "Grim" Reaper, and leads the other Reapers.

  • Aliens Love Human Food: Death has a particularly strong craving for human food, especially junk food. His reasons for saving Chicago was due to being fond of its pizza. Dean even once tries to use Food as Bribe to appease him.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: Downplayed. He frequently provides Sam and Dean with the means to save the world, but, as a rule, Death refuses to involve himself personally. His only concern is maintaining the natural order until time comes to an end.
  • The Anti-God: He claims to be as old as God and is an antithesis of Him when it comes to creations, reaping instead of creating them. However, unlike other examples of this trope, he is neither evil, particularly destructive (aside from his reaping), and is, in fact, one of the more benign entities in the show and possesses a dislike of the natural order being thrown into chaos. This is averted in Season 10, when we learn that Death is actually younger than than not just God, but the archangels. The actual Anti-God is the Darkness, which debuts in the same episode Death is killed off.
  • Badass Boast: Death gives one to Dean, in which he claims that he will reap God at the end of time. Dean is fairly taken aback by this. Seemingly subverted when it turns out to false when Dean kills him and God's still around. However reaffirmed in Season 15, where it's revealed that even though Death never got to reap God, he did know how to and has a book with instructions on how to do so.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Death wears a black suit and longcoat.
  • Badass in Charge: Death is in charge of all of the Reapers.
  • Badass Longcoat: On top of his suit.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Seems to operate this way.
  • Captured Super-Entity: In Season 5, he is magically bound to do Lucifer's bidding. and later in Season 7, Dean and Sam bind him to their will.
  • Complete Immortality: Death claims he is the one thing in existence that will last forever. Dean disproves this in Season 10.
  • Cool Car: Death drives a pale 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille with plates reading "BUH*BYE".
  • Cosmic Entity: His cosmic perspective and lack of interest in Earthly matters becomes clear in the very first conversation he has with Dean. When Dean protests his relative lack of help to prevent the Earth from being destroyed in a later episode, he outright threatens to leave Earth for a better planet.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Very, very grumpy and very, very scary, but generally a benevolent force.
  • Deadpan Snarker
    Dean: You're not serious?
    Death: No, I'm being incredibly sarcastic.
  • The Death of Death: In Season 10, to everyone's shock, Dean manages to kill Death after being handed the one thing in existence capable of killing him.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: In the first three of his appearances.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?:
    • Death reveals that Lucifer managed to trap him into his servitude. Death, who is very annoyed that he's being leashed by a petulant child with daddy issues (yes, that is how Death describes the Devil), proves that it's not a good idea to piss off an eternal and infinite force of nature by actually helping Sam and Dean imprison Lucifer again.
    • The Winchesters try to bind Death in a last-ditch effort to stop the newly-godlike Castiel. Death warns them that it won't end well for them, but he doesn't follow through on his threat after Castiel removes his restraints because the "mutated angel" is a bigger concern for him at the moment.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Thought to be impossible, Dean manages to kill Death after being handed his scythe (revealed to be the one thing in existence capable of killing him).
  • Dull Surprise: Even as Dean kills him he barely changes his expression, only showing moderate at best surprise as he crumbles to dust.
  • Eldritch Abomination: For starters, he considers Satan as a naughty child who throws temper tantrum. There's also his claim about his extremely ancient age, although Season 10 disproves that. Then there is his scythe, whose extent of power is, even today, still unknown.
  • Enemies with Death: Death gets into a very heated argument with Castiel, in which Castiel outright threatens to kill Death. Death isn't impressed by the "mutated angel".
  • Establishing Character Moment: Death gets one as he enters Chicago. He parks his Horseman car, a white 1959 Cadillac, and goes on foot. When a rude guy bumps into him, Death doesn't even look at him, instead casually brushing off his sleeve where he touched him, causing the guy to drop dead.
  • The Fog of Ages: In his debut episode, Death says that both he and God can't remember which one is older, so there is a potential that Death is the oldest being in the universe. He later turns out to be lying about his age and wrong about reaping God. He may be lying about being unable to remember that far back. Besides, even if he is older than God, there is still the Darkness to compare to.
  • The Grim Reaper: The original, oldest of all the Reapers, and their boss.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Dean kills him with his own scythe.
  • Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The fourth.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He presents himself in human form, but see Eldritch Abomination above.
  • Insignificant Little Blue Planet: Death considers Earth to be an incredibly young planet that barely registers on the cosmic radar.
  • It Amused Me: Billie reveals that the reason Death Is Cheap for the Winchesters is he finds it funny.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being extremely callous, dismissive of humanity, and unconcerned with the suffering of the protagonists, he is still fairly benevolent for such a powerful entity, and far more than the various gods and angels shown in the series. He gives important aid to the Winchesters multiple times. He also hints to Dean in "Appointment in Samarra" (S06, E11) that he finds his job of causing all death hard to do, empathizing with Dean's turmoil over having to reap a child, and noting that even he sometimes wishes he did not have to do this job. He also always makes sure to share his junk food with Dean. This is shown and emphasized at the beginning of Season 9 even more in his interactions with Sam, where he reveals he genuinely admires Sam for the good he has done.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dean kills him in "Brother's Keeper". Yes, Death is dead.
  • Leitmotif: "O Death" is used as one the first time viewers see him.
  • Mister Exposition: Gives info on how to trap Lucifer again in Season 5 and Leviathans in Season 7. In Season 10, he gives lecture about the Darkness.
  • Mood Whiplash: Death very seriously threatens Sam and Dean, and coldly instructs them how to get the souls back to Purgatory. Then as he leaves, he suddenly turns and says, in a very jovial tone, that the pickle chips were really good.
  • No Body Left Behind: When Dean slashes him, he crumbles into dust.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Averted and lampshaded. The nature whom the Horsemen personify cannot cease to exist, so regardless of Death being killed off in Season 10, humans still die as usual and the reapers have to collect their souls. The only difference is that they have no leader to report to until Billie's promotion in Season 12.
  • Nutritional Nightmare: Death is so fond of the fattiest treats and fast foods to be found that he almost always appears while eating something gloriously unhealthy. Whenever the need arises to summon him, Dean has found it advisable to present Death with a deep-fried offering.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In "Brother's Keeper", he drops all of his snarky demeanor while explaining about the origins of the Mark of Cain and its connection to the Darkness, unlike the condescending tone he uses while explaining Lucifer's Cage and the Leviathans. Afterwards, he urges Dean to kill Sam so the mark can be renewed. Urges, not taunts, which is very unlike his previous behavior. As the next season reveals, Death came into being after the Darkness was trapped in the mark, so Death doesn't have first-hand accounts of her. She is the only being who escapes his attention, so he is genuinely afraid of her, especially as right up to the time of Death's death, God and the archangels (the ones who sort of defeated her) are MIA.
  • The Omniscient: Death is functionally omniscient. Every time Dean tries to tell him something, the bored-looking Grim Reaper notes that he's already aware. He does show surprise when the Winchesters summon him and ask him to kill an evil god for them, so it seems he needs to focus his all-knowing powers for it to be effective.
  • Pretender Diss: Death gives one to Castiel, who deems himself a god.
    Death: Please, Cass. I know God, and you, sir, are no God.
  • The Problem with Fighting Death: Dean tries to kill Death, unaware that he could've gotten what he wanted without killing him, as they both had a common interest in stopping the "bratty child" (Lucifer). Dean assumes that Death would be angry at this, but it turns out the problem with a human fighting Death is that the human just doesn't matter.
    Dean: Is this the part where you kill me?
    Death: [after staring at him incredulously] You have an inflated sense of your importance. To a thing like me, a thing like you...well. Think how you'd feel if a bacterium sat at your table and started to get snarky.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Death is much more level-headed and temperate than his fellow Horsemen "brothers," even though that doesn't stop him from being sarcastic. In the first episode of Season 7, he even gives the Winchesters advice on what to do after they bound him, which is what he was so angry at Lucifer about that he told them how to defeat him. He also brings an eclipse to aid in the spell to open Purgatory a second time. He's arguably the most reasonable super-powered being on the show.
  • Relieving the Reaper: In "Appointment in Samarra", Death agrees to retrieve Sam's soul if Dean will act as him for one day.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: Death was imprisoned by God for unknown reasons (though his role and influence in existence were not halted by this) and then released by Lucifer. Considering that this is Death and that only God or the Darkness could take him in a slugfest as far as we know, his status as a badass is pretty much a given.
  • Sinister Scythe: Averted, as it's a rusty hand tool like you'd use for gardening. But it soon becomes obvious that Death does not need props to be scary.
  • The Starscream: He is all too willing to stab Lucifer in the back. However, he is a slight subversion in that he never agreed to help him in the first place (what with Lucifer trapping him and all), and could arguably count as an inversion in that he's far, far more powerful and important than Lucifer, whom he regards as a spoiled child.
  • The Stoic: He's very nonchalant about everything, since everyone else is too far beneath him for him to care what they do.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: In "Meet the New Boss" (S07, E01), after Castiel declares himself the new God, the Winchesters — with an assist from Crowley — bind Death to their bidding so they can have him kill Castiel. It doesn't do much good, as Castiel frees Death from the Winchesters' control.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Death doesn't care about humanity, Earth or helping Dean. He's very specific about that, while giving Dean advice on saving Earth and humanity.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Castiel at the beginning of Season 7.
  • Time Abyss: He boasts that he is the only being who will persist through eternity. The Reveal in Season 10 shows that he is not and is younger than he claims to be. Nevertheless, he is still pretty old (he predates humans, demons, Leviathans, and all of the angels except for the four archangels).
  • Token Good Teammate: Death is more benevolent than War, Famine and Pestilence by a country mile.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Seems to think it was a good idea to hand Dean the one thing in existence that could kill him, and then order him to kill his own brother, who is just a normal human who could be killed by relatively mundane weapons. Thanks to this unprecedented stupidity, Dean kills him.
  • Touch of Death: Obviously. An interesting example: in his first appearance, Death kills a man who rudely bumps into him by brushing off the part of his shoulder the man touched.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Devouring junk food of any kind seems to be Death's main hobby aside from, well, death. So much so that a large bag of fried pickle chips form the Winchesters' "please don't kill us for summoning you" bribe.
  • Vanity License Plate: His is registered in California and says "BUH*BYE" as he brings death.
  • Villain Cred / Terror Hero: Death is the only supernatural creature that Dean will show nothing less than genuine respect for. Even when Dean starts to get a little bitchy toward death, Death only has to calmly but firmly use a simple line like "Dean, it's impolite to roll your eyes." and Dean will pause and go right back to being respectful. Considering Dean does nothing but mock and disrespect beings like LUCIFER, this says a lot about how powerful Death is.
  • Walking Wasteland: Death goes to get some food at a diner. When Dean enters he finds that everyone in the room died in Death's presence.


Tessa (Lindsey McKeon)

First appears in "In My Time of Dying" (S02, E01).

"It's your time to go, Dean. And you're living on borrowed time already."

Tessa is Dean's Reaper.

  • Dark Is Not Evil/Don't Fear the Reaper: Some of the other Reapers we see range from creepy to outright scary, but Tessa appears to spirits as a gorgeous, compassionate, and genuinely sweet servant of Death, and Sam and Dean even willingly save her from meeting a grisly fate in Season 4. Though during her role there, she's a bit more snippy than in her first appearance, mostly dismissing the brothers when they try to help a dead young boy who has yet to pass on, the reason being that she was supposed to take Dean until he was brought back to life by Azazel thanks to his dad making a deal.
  • Death Seeker: Ironically, since she's, well, a reaper. She desperately wants to die because she can't take the souls of the dead to Heaven no matter how hard she tries, thanks to Heaven's door being closed.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She loses her will to live after hearing the cries of the souls that are stuck in the Veil because Metatron closed Heaven.
  • Distressed Damsel: In "Death Takes a Holiday", when Alastair kidnaps her to use as a sacrifice for a Seal.
  • Driven to Suicide: Jumps on the First Blade.
  • Expy: Of Death from The Sandman.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: She assumed her human form only after Dean freaked at seeing her incorporeal one, which looks more like a ghost. When a boy who died was scared off by even her human form, she appeared in a white dress instead.
  • Grand Theft Me: Azazel briefly body-jacks her in the Season 2 premiere to use her power to heal Dean per his deal with John, even though she's incorporeal.
  • I Have Many Names: When Dean calls her "Tessa" when he meets her again in her second appearance, she simply replies "Yes, that is one of my names".
  • Killed Off for Real: Chooses to commit suicide so she can finally stop hearing the voices of the dead.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tessa" is a form of "Theresa", which is Greek for "to harvest" or "to reap".
  • More Than Mind Control: It looks like Tessa is persuaded by Metatron to take part in the suicide bomb-squad. However, it turns out that Tessa does so because she wants to die, having hearing the despairing voices of the dead for so long.


Ajay (Assaf Cohen)

Appears in "Taxi Driver" (S08, E19).

"Smuggling a mortal across the border is risky enough, but gate-crashing a Winchester into Hell seriously blows."

Ajay is a rogue Reaper who smuggles people and souls between earth, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, for a price.


Maurice (Artine Brown)

Appears in "I'm No Angel" (S09, E03).

"You can kill me. It won't matter. If I don't find Castiel, there are others that will."

A freelance Reaper hired by the angel Bartholomew to find the now-human Castiel after he wards himself against angel detection.

  • Cold-Blooded Torture: What he was hired to do to Castiel, if April's treatment of Cas is any indication. Winds up on the wrong side of the equation when the Winchesters realize he's tailing them.
  • Evil Gloating: Tells Dean that the angels will eventually find Castiel and that he will kill him (Dean) eventually. In return, he gets impaled by the angel blade.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Why he chooses not to use his invisibility power (which all reapers have) to sneak on the Winchesters is a mystery. Regardless, it ultimately leads to his death, making this a case of Too Dumb to Live.
  • Genre Blind: Maurice expects to be the one pulling someone into an alleyway and holding a knife to his throat, not the other way around. Still no excuse for continuing down an alleyway into which his marks have seemingly vanished.
  • Killed Off for Real: Killed by an angel blade.
  • The Hunter Becomes the Hunted: Hunting Castiel via the Winchesters. Gets captured by them.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Oh sure, tracking the extremely-experienced Winchesters without using your invisibility power which leads to your capture, and then gloating about how he will kill them after the angels find Castiel? Your seconds are numbered.

     April Kelly 

April Kelly (Shannon Lucio)

Appears in "I'm No Angel" (S09, E03).

"New sheriff in town, Cas. They hired a bunch of us. I got lucky. Enough questions from you — I have several of my own."

Another freelance Reaper hired to track down Castiel, her approach is somewhat different: After possessing the real April's body, she gains Castiel's trust by giving him food, shelter and companionship — as in, introducing him to sex.

The next morning, Cas finds out the hard way that she's borrowed his angel blade. April reveals herself to be a Reaper, ties Castiel to a chair, and tortures him for information on Metatron's spell to empty Heaven. Sam and Dean arrive and ice her — but not before she fatally stabs Castiel through the stomach.

  • Bait the Dog: She pretends to be kind to Castiel. Pretends.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She starts out seeming to be a sweet-natured woman. Once she reveals her true identity and purpose, she becomes a lot more snarky and unpleasant.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Sci-Fi: She sleeps with Castiel while possessing a human woman. While Castiel is iffy enough, the human woman most certainly did not agree to her body being used to seduce Castiel.
  • Evil Gloating: Once she shows her true colors.
  • Expy: April's human persona bears a strong resemblance to Penny in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog—who was, coincidentally, portrayed by Charlie Bradbury's actress.
  • Hate Sink: She takes Castiel's virginity under questionable circumstances, then tortures and (temporarily) kills him. Needless to say, she's not even slightly missed.
  • Hero Killer: Well, for a moment, anyway. Stabs the then-human Castiel with an angel blade, which kills him instantly. He gets brought back by Gadreel.
  • Honey Trap: Her strategy for capturing Castiel. Posing as the human April Kelly, she wins him over with kind gestures like giving the starving Castiel her sandwich and taking him home to clean his wound and make him feel less alone. Unsurprisingly, Coitus Ensues.
    April: My briefing said you were "dangerous" and "powerful". And you did arrive armed, so. I needed information, so I had to gain your trust.
    Castiel: And that required intercourse?
    April: [laughs and points the angel blade at Castiel's crotch] Well, I'm allowed some leeway for executive decisions. [straddles him] And I can't say I didn't find you attractive.
  • The Ingenue: Nope. April initially appears to be wholesome, innocent, and kind-hearted. She turns out to be The Vamp when she reveals her intentions.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: What she inflicts on Castiel.
  • Killed Off for Real: Killed by an angel blade.
  • Mata Hari: And much like the Trope Namer, she gets killed once it's obvious she's in over her head.
  • Psycho for Hire: It's not clear whether the opportunity to cause pain and suffering was the primary reason April took the job, but she does revel a bit in her sadistic streak. If you look closely at the wounds on Castiel's torso, you notice she carved a smiley face into him.
  • Questionable Consent: It's highly unlikely that Castiel would have slept with her if he'd known her true identity (given that he was on the run at the time).
  • Torture Technician: And she enjoys every second of it.
  • The Vamp: She also enjoys this part of her job.


Billie (Lisa Berry)

First appears in "Form and Void" (S11, E02).
"You and Dean dying and coming back again and again. The old Death thought it was funny, but now there is one hard fast rule in this universe. What lives, dies."

A Reaper who shows up after the apparent death of Death, which she seems to take personally. It's her stated goal to make sure the next time Sam and Dean die, they don't come back. After her death in Season 12, she is promoted to become the new Death.

  • All-Powerful Bystander: Like her predecessor, after she becomes Death, Billie is content to watch from the sidelines all the conflicts that are unfolding in the universe. She only interferes if the natural order is disturbed, but even then she does it indirectly by sending the reapers.
    Jessica: "You've met Billie, right? She's got rules, clean hands, no interference. Well, no direct interference, anyway."
  • All Deaths Final: She firmly believes in this trope, which is why she is mad that the Winchesters are always able to escape their deaths.
  • Badass Longcoat: As the new Death, she starts wearing a leather trenchoat, striking a pretty impressive figure.
  • Back from the Dead: In Season 13 she returns from non-existence to become the new Death.
  • Bait the Dog: Her "new" outlook as the new Death is revealed to be this in "Unity," when her plan to kill Chuck and Amara would result in her rising to godhood instead, allowing her to undo every resurrection and put everyone back where they belong, the angels to Heaven, demons to Hell, and alternate universe versions to their respective universes.
  • Because Destiny Says So: When she becomes Death, she receives premonition that no matter how much she wants to see the Winchesters die, she has to let them live for the betterment of the universe.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: After apparently serving as an ally to the Winchesters throughout the season, she's revealed as one of main villains near the end of Season 15 along with God. She wants to use Jack to kill God and Amara so that she may reign supreme and establish order over the universe whether everyone wants it or not.
  • Black Boss Lady: Once she becomes the new Death, being the boss of all the Reapers and the flow of life and death in the universe.
  • Came Back Strong: Since she was the first Reaper to die after the last incarnation of Death, she became the new replacement, basically getting a promotion by dying.
  • Contrasting Replacement Character: While the old Death was affable and somewhat of a Bunny-Ears Lawyer (until he gets mad), Billie is dead serious about her job and hard to bargain with. That doesn't mean that Billie is humorless, just that she is very hard to please. In "Moriah", God himself openly states his dislike of her code. Then again, God Is Evil (and is an established sexist).
    God: I like the old Death better. The new Death, she sticks her scythe to where it didn't belong.
  • Enemy Mine: Helps the Winchesters to stop the Darkness by catching an army of ghosts to empower Dean and giving him the ability to use Soul Bomb.
  • Evil Is Petty: Makes it clear to Dean in their chat after Dean has committed suicide to try and bargain for Sam's life, who he believes to be dead, that even if Sam was the only person who could stop the Darkness, she still would not bring him back, even if it meant the annihilation of reality, herself included. By Season 13, she has moved on from this.
  • Godhood Seeker: Appears to have this as her primary goal in Season 15, seeking for the deaths of God, Amara, and Jack so that she can become the new god and re-establish order in the universe whether anyone likes it or not.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Switches back and forth on whether helping the Winchesters or not. She's Heel in her first appearance, but becomes Face in late Season 11 as she helps the Winchesters save the world from the Darkness. Then she goes back to Heel once the world is saved. Currently, she's Face, She becomes the Face after realizing that the entire universe needs the Winchesters if it wants to survive.... until the Empty revealed in "Unity" that she put her plan in motion to have the Winchesters and Jack kill God and Amara so she could become the new God and put things back in order. This includes (among other things) permanently killing everyone resurrected by Winchesters.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She's worn a grey leather jacket in her first two episodes.
  • Interspecies Romance: Implied to have had a thing with Crowley. This is not Crowley's first time; Naomi is also implied to be one of his exes.
  • It Is Not Your Time: Says along the lines of this to Dean when he practically begs her to claim him after freeing the lobotomy ghosts.
  • Knight Templar: Will do anything to prevent Dean and Sam from coming Back from the Dead again. When she finally manages to freely claim Dean, though, she chooses to let him live Because Destiny Says So.
  • Noodle Incident: She is not unfamiliar with Crowley and their meeting in "Alpha and Omega" suggests that they had something going on in the past.
  • No-Sell: In "Funeralia", having unlocked her true power, Rowena throws all the magic she has at Billie, who doesn't even seem to feel it. Becoming Death has really done her a favor.
  • Not So Omniscient After All: As with her predecessor, she gains a great amount of foresight in her capacity as Death, but she is not an omniscient. The most notable example is when Alternate Michael ends up being brought down in a totally different manner than what her notes tell (by sealing him into the Ma'lak Box, which she claims to be the only possible way). However, Michael does get offed by Jack, who seems to be Immune to Fate.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: In a way, she appears to have a noble goal for wanting to stop the Winchesters from coming back to the world whenever they die, saying that their continued existence in the world brings more harm than necessary. However, she's mostly acting out of a petty desire for revenge, outright stating that she intends to toss them into the Empty and refusing to bring them back even if it means the universe dies. Eventually, she gets over this.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Upon becoming Death, she maintains a non-interference clause regarding fate. When she chooses to break it, however, something very bad is going to happen:
    • In "Nihilism", she appears personally to give Dean his death note, which contains instructions on how to seal Alternate Michael, whose freedom could potentially result in total catastrophe.
    • In "Moriah", she enters the Empty and meets with the Shadow and Jack to discuss about God's plan to end the universe.
  • Order Is Not Good: Her ultimate goal as the new Death is to re-impose the natural order as a new god. While this is good for the interference of angels and demons, it also means everyone ever resurrected would be killed again, including those who Team Free Will saved.
  • Physical God: While reapers are powerful in their own right, when Billie became the new death she, presumably, gained many of the abilities and powers of the previous death. Some of those abilities, among others, make her a Time Master, Space Master, Nigh-Invulnerable, and possibly Reality Warping.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She's on the same page as Sam and Dean when it comes to defeating the Darkness and saving the universe, but she makes it clear that she doesn't like either of them.
  • Revenge Before Reason: She won't bring back the Winchesters even if they're the only thing that can save the world, herself included. Flipped 180 degrees in Season 13, where she won't let the Winchesters die even if they want to.
  • Ring of Power: Comes with being the new Death.
  • Sinister Scythe: As part of her promotion to new Death. And unlike the previous Death's gardening sickle, it's as every bit scary as how you imagine a Grim Reaper would wield.
  • Tranquil Fury: While telling Sam that All Deaths Final, she remains calm, but the way she speaks makes it clear she's not happy after Death was killed.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: In "Funeralia", she doesn't seem to be that mad about Rowena messing with the natural order and instead wants her to see the error of her ways herself. Throughout the episode, Rowena kills a couple of people and reapers sent to collect their souls, kidnaps Sam, almost kills him, and attacks (well, attempts to attack) Billie. In return, Billie forgives and even imprints her with some advice.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Dean mortally wounds her with her own scythe, she decides that she is willing to give up her "no interference" code to kill him instead, regardless of his importance to universal survival.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her appearances after "First Blood" are all these. Mostly because she's supposed to die in that episode.


Jessica (Kayla Stanton)

First appears in "Advanced Thanatology" (S13, E05).

A reaper tasked to reap Dean's soul when he dies in "Advanced Thanatology". She is later ordered by Billie to watch over the Winchesters.


Merle (Sandra Ferens)

Appears in "Galaxy Brain" (S15, E12).

"One measly life on the line and you're ready to lose it all? That's not just dumb, that's Winchester dumb."

A reaper assigned to keep the newly revived Jack out of trouble before his planned attack on Chuck.

  • Badass Longcoat: Not necessarily badass in the physical sense, but she knows enough about magic to tell the Winchesters exactly how much is wrong with the bunker's warding and temporarily strengthens it.
  • Grumpy Old Lady: She appears to be a well-groomed woman of sixty odd years, and is pretty cutting about the ill-prepared do-gooders she's suddenly dealing with.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She defends the Winchesters and Jack from Chuck's watchful eye while they rescue Our Kaia from the Bad Place. Billie impales her with a scythe because she wanted Merle to prevent Jack from using his magic for stupid heroics, not help him get away with it.
  • Properly Paranoid: She knows just how bad and how easy it would be for Chuck to find out about Jack's return and Billie's plan. When pressed she helps Jack and the Winchesters anyway. As it turns out Chuck wasn't the only one she needed to worry about.


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