Ariel was a college student and co-captain of the women's volleyball team who knew Rabbi Isaac Bass, and witnessed his spontaneous combustion outside the bar near her school in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Dean Winchester later asked her and her friend Shannon about the rabbi's death in the bar while he and Sam were looking for information about the Judah Initiative. They told him that the rabbi was nice, but told crazy stories about a secret war, and Nazi necromancers.
- "Ariel" is a given name from Biblical Hebrew that literally means "lion of God". It is also the name of a city in Israel.