|“||I can't be bothered to give a damn. Just like I don't care what happens to you.||„|
|~ Bela summing up her entire character, to Dean Winchester.|
Bela Talbot is the secondary antagonist and an anti-hero who appeared during Season 3 of Supernatural. She was a con-artist and thief who stole supernatural objects to sell and ran scams selling fake charms and running seances for rich clients. She was widely regarded as a nuisance by hunters, whom she in turn looked down upon.
She was portrayed by Lauren Cohan.
Originally born Abbie (surname unknown), Bela grew up with wealthy, but abusive, parents. It is implied that her father in particular, sexually abused her. As a teenager, Bela encountered a crossroads demon who offered to kill her parents, and in exchange, she'd give her ten years to live. Bela accepted, and her parents were killed in a violent car crash, which resulted in her inheriting their fortune.
Many years later, Bela became a freelance thief. She frequently crossed paths with hunters, who were disgusted by her, and vice verse. She frequently made use of aliases and disguises to prevent her real identity from being discovered, and even burnt off her fingerprints.
Though not inherently a villainous character (she was an on-and-off ally of the Winchester brothers, but even then ended up in their crosshairs after she stole the colt [whom she gave to the demon Crowley]), Bela was very unpopular with fans due to her lack of morals. She was presumably killed off by hellhounds at the end of the episode "Time is On My Side", though it is left ambiguous to whether or not she survived, but it unlikely.
- While she is the direct secondary antagonist of Season 3, the fourth season finale reveals that Ruby was the true secondary antagonist during this season and the fourth.