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In 2017, it's revealed that the [[reaper]] [[Billie]] has taken Death's place due to a rule stating that the next reaper to die after an incarnation of Death is killed becomes Death themselves. Billie works with the Winchesters from 2019 to 2020 to take down [[God]], but it's revealed that her true plan is to take power as the new God once God and [[the Darkness]] are gone. Mortally wounded by Dean, Billie attempts to kill him as her last act but is absorbed into [[the Empty]] by the [[Cosmic Entity]], whom she had also double-crossed.
A third incarnation of Death is created soon after Billie is taken to the Empty. In order to read His [[Chuck's Death Book|death book]], Chuck has Lucifer create a new Death by killing a reaper named Betty,
who he eventually kills again once she opens the book before she could reveal its contents.
It’s funny to hear a Winchester talk about the finality of dying. This reality -– it has rules, Dean. So many rules. And one of them? Kill one incarnation of Death, like you did, the next reaper to die takes his place. So... when Castiel stabbed me in the back, turns out, I got a promotion. New job. New gear.
|source= [[13.05 Advanced Thanatology]]