|“||So, when Castiel stabbed me in the back, turns out, I got a promotion; new job, new gear.||”|
in Advanced Thanatology
Billie is a reaper encountered by Sam Winchester for the first time during the Rabid outbreak. After making a deal with the Winchesters in their escape of Site 94, she was stabbed in the back by Castiel, breaking the deal. After her death, she was reincarnated and promoted as the new Death, taking his place, with a new ring and scythe.
In Form and Void, Sam Winchester heard her singing "O' Death" in Nuckolls County Medical Center while she was reaping the souls of the dead caused by the release of the Darkness. She told him that despite being disappointed over him and Dean killing her boss, Death, people were still dying and would have to be reaped. She also told Sam that him and Dean would no longer be able to continue dying and coming back, because while the old Death found it funny, she said that what lives will die. She claimed that when Sam or Dean die, whatever reaper got the privilege to reap them would not send them to Heaven or Hell or even Purgatory, but send them to the Empty, where there would be no coming back. She also told him that he was dying, and was "unclean in the biblical sense" and hoped to be able to reap Sam herself.
Billie appeared again in The Devil is in the Details, guarding an entrance to Hell. Dean went to see her in order to get into Hell and save Sam from Lucifer. After Dean sung the password, Billie gave him a witchcatcher for Crowley, and sent him on his way. She would later be visited by Castiel, transported to her location by Amara.
When Dean believes Sam to have died from a gunshot wound in Red Meat , he also "dies" in order to speak with Billie. Billie takes her time savoring the moment, pleased to have the chance to reap Dean, but Dean offers his life in exchange for Sam's, knowing him to be the one to defeat the Darkness. Dean fails to provide Billie an answer as to how Sam is able to do this. Billie does not fulfill Dean's wish, stating that the answer will always be "no", and reveals that Sam is alive. Dean is, shortly after, revived, at which Billie is forced to leave.
In Alpha and Omega, Billie witnesses the Winchesters suck up the thousands of ghosts in the Waverly Hills Sanatorium and travels to the Bunker to find out what they were doing. After hearing their plan to use souls to destroy the Darkness, Billie offers her help. Billie raids the Veil and gets the Winchesters a couple of hundred thousand souls for their weapon before leaving, telling them that when they need souls, they should call a Reaper.
In Celebrating The Life Of Asa Fox, Billie appears outside of the house of dead hunter Asa Fox and tells Dean that something is killing hunters inside and she had already reaped a soul within. Billie is amused by Dean's efforts to get in and agrees to get him inside in exchange for him owing her one. Billie is able to throw Dean through the warded door and into the house. The next morning, Billie appears and tells Dean he owes her one: Mary Winchester. Billie tells them she was a believer in that what was dead should stay dead and states that she can tell that Mary does not want to be alive and offers her mercy by taking her to Heaven. After Billie confirms that she can not kill Mary due to the rules, Mary declines and Billie tells the Winchesters that if any of them ever change their mind, to call her. Billie then disappears.
In First Blood, a desperate Dean calls Billie for help for escaping from Site 94. Billie makes a deal bound in blood with the Winchesters where she will kill them for a time and then bring them back to give them a chance to escape. In return, one Winchester must die for good at midnight. At midnight, Billie appears in the road, stops Mary's car, explains the deal and demands the Winchesters keep up their end of the deal. Mary offers herself up in her sons' place and goes to take her own life, but before she can, Castiel kills Billie from behind with an angel blade, stating that the world can not afford to lose any of the Winchesters.
In Advanced Thanatology, it is revealed that Billie was reincarnated following her death at Castiel's hands. Billie appears before Dean surprising him as she reveals she has become the new Death and tells him the cycle of how the old Death died and she replaced him after her own death because when Death is killed (as her predecessor was by Dean) the next Reaper to die takes his place. She halts his resurrection by stopping time and bringing him to her domain, where she questions him over the recent rift between dimensions as she knows of his involvement.
Dean promises to tell her if she will allow the ghosts of the abandoned building to finally pass on as she is shocked at his request since it is not for himself. She complies and has him tell her about the rift and he explains it is due to Lucifer's son Jack who opened it. Billie then explains the importance of the cosmic and quantic fabric of order.
Billie soon notes on his change in demeanor as she brings up his selfless act as he mentions that he knew he would lose with Billie as Death. She brings up his previous attitude and how he never gave up but realizes that he actually wants to die permanently. Dean confirms this by explaining that he has lost and failed so much and that while Sam keeps trying, he is just tired and done with everything. He ends his rant by telling her she can reap his soul if she wants.
Amused by this attitude, she refuses and explains that while she would be satisfied at the thought of taking him, her eyes have been opened by her new position. She goes over his list of possible deaths but states he is not meant to die now as he is surprised. Billie tells Dean she has seen the importance of him and his family, stating he has work to do as she resurrects him as he tries to ask about his mother.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Reaper Abilities Edit
Billie was a powerful Reaper, displaying many abilities.
- Invisibility - Billie can become invisible and visible at will.
- Immortality - As a Reaper, Billie is not subjected to age, diseases and hunger.
- Banishing - Billie said that when the Winchesters will die, she will banish them to The Empty.
- Intangibility - Billie, as a Reaper can become intangible at will.
- Soul Control - Billie was able to pull hundreds of thousands of ghosts out of the Veil and into a crystal to act as a weapon against the Darkness.
- Chronokinesis - Billie was able to freeze and speed up time when she was about to reap Dean.
- Teleportation - Billie is able to appear and disappear at will.
- Localization - Billie has shown to be able to track down Dean and Sam's whereabouts.
- Extending Intangibility - Billie was able to get Dean into a warded house by throwing him through a door.
- Biokinesis - Billie was able to stop Sam and Dean's hearts.
- Resurrection - As per her deal with the Winchesters, Billie resurrected them hours after killing them.
- Electrokinesis - Billie was able to make Mary's car lose power and stop.
- Telekinesis - With a wave of her hand, Billie flung Sam and Dean to the ground.
As the new Death, Billie has gained new powers which makes her even more powerful.
- Nigh-Omniscience - After her promotion as the new Death, she gained a much higher elevation of cosmic awareness and could see the actual necessity of the Winchesters to the universe. This is notable considering her disdain for the Winchesters and her original firm belief that everything that dies should stay dead.
- Chronokinesis - With a wave of her hand, Billie was able to stop time.
- Telepathy - Billie was able to telepathically order the Reaper Jessica to save the ghosts of Avery Meadows' victims and then receive a report that they were free.
- Resurrection - Billie was able to resurrect Dean Winchester after his suicide.
- Angel Blade - As a Reaper, she could be killed by an angel blade.
- Billie's Scythe - It can kill Billie.
- Death's Ring - The new ring she received upon becoming Death.
- Billie's Scythe - The new scythe she received upon becoming Death.
Billie, like most reapers loyal to Death, is adamant about maintaining the Natural Order and following the rules regardless of circumstances. She is dedicated to her job and like her late boss, she finds the idea of reaping the Winchesters to be quite an honor.
Due to the demise of Death, she has chosen to work with Crowley and assist him during times of need. They were implied to be in a romantic relationship, which shows that Billie is willing to bend the rules at times, though she refers to this alliance as a result of "desperate times".
Billie is a rather straight forward individual and if not for the rules, she would have been demanding and relentless in her goals, such as reaping Sam, Dean and Mary without their required consent. She clearly holds some sort of grudge against them, but refuses to act upon it and agrees to help them when they really need it. However, this grudge may have lessened over time as her pitch to Mary about coming with her was more sympathetic than demanding and she kindly offered the same peace to the other Winchesters in a non-threatening manner as she has done before. However, when Mary tried to sacrifice herself in her sons' place, Billie had an obviously eager look on her face since she was a Winchester. Billie was shown smiling the entire time but by doing this she had dropped her guard which allowed Castiel to kill her.
Billie may have a sense of humor, which is rare in many angels and reapers, such as when Castiel popped into her quarters and she merely greeted him with a half-amused expression.
Following her ascension to Death, Billie is shown to be more or less the same but her humor has become even darker as she remarked on how it easy it would be to reap Dean now that she is a higher power, though she was disappointed that Dean, in his state of depression, would not mind it whereas before he tried to avoid it.
She does not seem to hold much anger about her death since it allowed her to gain a new position. While she still holds a considerable amount of disdain for the Winchesters, she gave up her chance to exact revenge and reap Dean because she has now been enlightened to the bigger picture and knows of the necessity of the Winchesters to the universe. Dean's change in attitude to a depressed and bitter man was shown to genuinely surprise Billie who brought up his past actions and how it seemed like he was a different person. It appears this played a part of why she had a new perspective on him, as Billie even implored Dean to continue living which shows the stark contrast to their character developments.
She also seems to look down on humans in a certain way as she told Dean it was "not a thrill " to know of the importance of any human (especially a Winchester).
Physical Appearance Edit
Billie takes the form of a dark-skinned woman with dark curly hair that touches her shoulders. She is only shown wearing black leather clothing. While a Reaper, Billie wears a red leather jacket. As Death, she exchanges it for a black leather jacket and has a different hairstyle.
- Season 11
- Season 12
- Season 13
- Billie is one of two reapers to have a recurring role; the other being Tessa. However, she is the most recurring reaper on the series.
- When Dean killed the Reaper possessing April Kelly, the angel blade was covered up with blood. However when Castiel killed Billie, it was clean.
- There is much confusion on what separates Billie from Death. More along the lines of rank and ability. As Horseman seems to be a rank or a title to be held, the entity who is “promoted“ to it strongly differs from the original attribute. While she may be the incarnation and the new Horseman of Death, the latter was Death itself, neither personified nor incarated. Simply put, Billie was reincarnated to embody the attribute, whereas Death was the attribute. Focusing more on the matter of ability. With Billie rising to the rank, it is unknown and unconfirmed if she now posses the power to reap God and end time, however it is strongly assumed.