|“||They were lovely people. And I killed them. And I got rich. I can't be bothered to give a damn. Just like I don't care what happens to you.||„|
|~ Bela to Dean Winchester|
Abbie "Bela" Talbot is the secondary antagonist and an anti-hero who appeared during Season 3 (along with Ruby) 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, who also played September Jones in Death Race 2, as Tiera Skovbye portrayed the character as a teenager.
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. Bela continued to attempt to escape the deal she made, and was used to steal the Colt and attempt to murder Sam Winchester.
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 killed off by hellhounds at the end of the episode "Time is On My Side", but she gave Dean information on Lilith after she realized it was too late for him to help her. After being killed by a hellhound, her soul was sent to Hell, and she is presumably being tortured until she becomes a demon.
- Lauren Cohan auditioned for the role of Ruby, while Katie Cassidy originally auditioned for the role of Bela.
- Cindy Simpson auditioned for the role of Bela, but received the role of Lisa Braeden.