Okay. I want you to reread what you just wrote. And see how completely irrational and really hypocritical it sounds. You are basically glossing over and defending the boys for their mistakes, while hating other characters for doing the EXACT SAME THING.
Okay if you’re going to go with that logic, you should probably hate Dean for killing a mother in front of a child, Sam for sucking an innocent woman dry, and Castiel for sending Anna to be brainwashed.
I agree - my favourite female character who has been on Supernatural. She had some personality, an interesting (and tragic) back-story and some chemistry with the brothers… why she gets so much hate I don’t know! Okay she was an enemy of the brothers, but so are loads of characters who people love!!
Bela was a BAMF and I loved the girl!!!
SHE SHOT SAM!!!! WTH IS WRONG WITH YOU????
Chances are you don’t. OMG WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!
Dean killed a monster that would have killed more people. Anna killed Sam and tried to kill Mary and John, and Sam was brainwashed by Ruby and was left feeling like he had no one left who loved him because he thought Dean hated him. They all made mistakes. Bella was just manipulative and evil and disgusting. She had no excuses for doing the things she did. It was her own fault she was going to die so I dont feel sorry for her.
Ok well you can go watch the Bella Talbot show and I will stick with the Winchester Brothers. They had good intentions, everything Bela did was out of selfishness. That is why I dont like her, not because of what she did, but why she did it. That is what you dont understand.
I find the statement “They all made mistakes” to be the most contradictory part of the argument. Why is that the Winchesters make mistakes, but Bela “was just manipulative and evil and disgusting?” And “It was her own fault she was going to die so I don’t feel sorry for her.”
I assume you felt sorry for Dean at the end of S3 when his contract was up, but was his “own fault.” Dean knowingly made a contract. Dean was completely and totally aware of what he was doing. Bela was a child when she made her contract. She, as far as we know, didn’t even know she was making a demon deal. Whatever she agreed to at the time, do you honestly think she knew she was talking to a demon? Bela had had no previous experience with the supernatural (to our knowledge). So a little comes up to her on the playground and offers her freedom, the thing she desires most.
And why does she desire it? Because Bela was sexually abused by her father. So when you say that Bela did everything “out of selfishness” please think about what you’re saying. An abused child wishing to be free of the abuse is not “selfishness.” An abused child taking control of their life is not “selfishness.”
I personally don’t think that Bela expected her parents to die. I think it was something she wished to herself at night, and I think a part of her hoped that the girl on the swing-set was the real deal.
But that doesn’t make her evil. Bela was a victim. End of story.
But your argument extends beyond the initial deal, so I’ll discuss Bela’s later actions as well.
You mention her shooting Sam, I’ll just quote the woman herself her, “Relax, it’s a shoulder hit, I can aim.” Sam has been injured much more grievously in the past, and he recovered just fine from Bela’s shot. Her goal at the time was to retrieve the rabbit’s foot for a powerful client. We have no idea what sort of pressure she was under from this client. The kind of person willing to pay 1.5 million for a lucky rabbit’s foot is probably not the type of person who likes defeat. We don’t know what the fall-out was from Bela failing to deliver the rabbit’s foot.
And even though she’s upset that Dean and Sam ruined her payday the way she seeks revenge is shockingly tame: she gets their car towed. Bela’s apartment is full of occult artifacts that could be used to cause the Winchesters an untold amount of pain and suffering. She doesn’t do that.
I also think that “Red Sky At Morning” hints to a different side of Bela. Bela obviously occasionally uses her powers (or those of the objects she collects) to provide peace to women like Ms. Case. Granted, she charges a fee for her services, but that doesn’t negate that she takes time to help people.
And if Bela is purely selfish, as you allege, why didn’t she just hand Dean and Sam over to Lilith? Why was she repeatedly shocked at the anger Dean directed at her? Someone who’s completely selfish doesn’t usually care what others think of them. But I think that Bela’s interactions with Dean make it clear that she does care what others think of her.
As for the fact that she doesn’t ask for help until it’s too late, and that she won’t apologize for herself, those may be faults, but they don’t make her “evil.” Bela was very independent, she aggressively sought control over her own life, she made sure that she was dependent on no one. Bela remade herself into someone who was, unquestionably, not a victim.
In doing so maybe she made herself too proud, maybe she made herself a little selfish. But that’s not evil. We all have faults, it’s what makes us human.
Please reconsider your thoughts on Bela. She is an incredible character because she seems to live and breath. She has a past, and she had so much life in her, and she could have had an amazing future. But it was cut off too short. Because of a wish for freedom she had when she was a child. And I just don’t see how that makes her “manipulative and evil and disgusting.”
One last note on Bela, we don’t know where all her money went after she died. For all we know she donated all her (likely considerable) assets to charity. Possibly an organization to help children like herself. We don’t know, and we likely never will. And that’s too bad.
And, just to shift gears quickly at the end here, you mention Anna trying to kill Sam, Mary and John in a very negative way. Now, I may not agree with the way Anna went about things, but there are two things you should keep in mind here: 1) She was fresh-off a patented Heaven brain-washing. Castiel got one, too, remember? And he wasn’t up there as long as she was, and he hadn’t fallen. I would guess they were harder on Anna than they were on Cas. 2) Anna honestly believed she was saving all of humanity by killing the Winchesters. Although it was painful for me to watch and I wanted her to be stopped, it’s undeniable that she had good intentions. The lives of one family versus 7 billion people? How could she not decide to destroy the Winchesters? I would make the same choice. And I would be just as conflicted as she was.
The point is that neither Anna nor Bela are deserving of your condemnation and I hope that you’ll re-think your views on them.
Thank you for your time.
Gonna freely admit right now, i’m still a bit hungover so much of this was TLDR for me, but this is a great issue with me because