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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
was 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.
[[Chuck Shurley]] admits to Sam and Dean that He enjoyed the old Death better than Billie because "he was all about fried pickles and tickle porn," claiming that she involves herself too much.<ref>[[14.20 Moriah]]</ref> Billie later directly intervenes in the war against [[God]] by protecting [[Jack]] in [[the Empty]] after his death and then by resurrecting him with a plan that will allow Jack to become strong enough to kill God Himself -- something that violates both of her biggest rules in massive ways.<ref name="fifteen11">[[15.11 The Gamblers]]</ref>
The third Death, [[Betty]], though short lived
showed a similar lack of patience for the Winchesters
===Powers and abilities===
Despite rivaling [[God]]'s power, even Death has a few weaknesses and can even be killed.
* [[Archangels]] – [[Lucifer]] was able to kill the third incarnation of Death, Betty by snapping his fingers. Whether this was an ability possible by all archangels
, or a boost given to him by Chuck is unknown.
* [[Death's Scythe]] – Death can be killed by its own scythe. When Dean slashes [[Billie]] in the shoulder with the scythe, even though he wasn't aiming to kill, Dean leaves Billie mortally wounded with a festering injury.
* [[Spells#Death_2|Spells]] – Death can be effectively bound. God kept the original Death imprisoned beneath the Earth for thousands of years for unknown reasons. [[Dean]] and [[Sam]] were able to use a spell given to them by [[Crowley]] to bind him in an attempt to get him to kill [[Godstiel|Castiel]], who had dubbed himself the new "God."