|“||I just remembered that when I was a kid I swallowed like, eight things of Pop Rocks and then drank a whole can of Coke. You don't think that counts as a suicide attempt, do you?||”|
— Ava to Dr. Waxler
She was engaged and was abducted from her home at age 23 where her fiancé 's corpse was later found by Sam and Dean. Taken to Cold Oak, South Dakota, she had emerged victorious in many fights to the death against other Special Children during the months she had been there, and along the way had learned that she possessed the ability of demon control which she used against other Azazel-imbued individuals. She was formerly a secretary and a conservative, organized woman who was desperate to be rid of her abilities. Desperation for survival and a developed bloodlust drove her mad with her advanced powers.
She was able to control the lower-class Acheri demons which she sicced upon the other Special Children she would be pitted against. She had been approached by the yellow-eyed demon Azazel in her dreams whilst at Cold Oak and over a course of five months remained alive by killing off all the other dozens of special children.
In the episode Hunted,Ava is a Special Child like Sam and comes to him after having a weird vision about him. Like Sam, she can also see visions of the future. She had a vision about Scott Carey before his death but was unable to prevent it. Afterward, she has a dream about Sam. She sees Sam (who she does not know) about to get blown to pieces by stepping on a trip-wire coming to Dean's rescue. She was comforted by fiancé Brady after awakening from the dream vision and then traveled to Lafayette, Indiana to find the man from her premonition who she found at Blue Rose motel.
Ava approaches Sam down to warn him, whereupon Sam makes the connection and informs her of everything he knows so far about the Special Children. A sarcastic Ava states "screw you" after Sam claims she's a Special Child part of a collective; she informs him that she's a secretary from Peoria.
She helps Sam recover Scott Carey's confidential psychology files after posing as a patient. From there, she accompanies Sam back to the motel and was shot at by Gordon Walker who was attempting to kill Sam.
Dean, who had arrived previously, sees Sam from afar and is relieved to see his brother was okay. When he sees Ava, he thinks she is sleeping with Sam. Dean smiles, calling Sam "you sly dog".
After Dean intervenes in Gordon's attempted shooting of the pair and is abducted himself by Gordon, Ava accompanies Sam to the roof Gordon was shooting from. She is told to leave for her safety by Sam and departs in her car, but not before telling him to call her and warning him about the trip wire and the explosion death she had foreseen.
Sam promises to call her later. He follows up on his promise after rescuing Dean, but Ava never picks up the phone. A worried Sam makes a gruesome discovery when he goes to investigate, finding Ava's fiancé Brady dead and Ava missing.
Sam and Dean investigate her bedroom and Dean is the one to locate the sulfur on the bedroom window sill, confirming a demon had been to the residence. Brady is on the bed, covered in blood with a slit throat. Sam discovers Ava's engagement ring on the floor and soon after, Sam and Dean anonymously report Brady's murder to the police as well as Ava's abduction.
Missing posters were then issued and her abduction and Brady's murder reported on television.
Sam and Dean kept a missing poster of Ava on their travels from then on until the incident following the Devil's Gate opening and killing of the yellow-eyed demon Azazel.
In the episode All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1, when Sam is transported to Cold Oak, South Dakota, he is reunited with some other children (now all aged 23) like him; Andy - who he already knows - Jake, and Lily. He finds Ava locked in a shed and tells her she's been missing for 5 months. However, Ava claims she's only been in there for two days. She appears very freaked out and stays close to Sam.
Sam, being the only one who can keep the group calm, tells everyone they are "all in this together". Lily objects and tries to leave. About this time, Ava gets a strange headache and Sam asks if this has happened recently, suspecting. She tells him that she is just hungry. Moments later, Sam finds Lily dead, hanging on a windmill.
Sam and Ava talk, and Ava tells him how much she wants to be at home with Brady, watching crap TV. She sees Sam's face, and asks him to tell her whatever he's hiding. Sam admits that Brady is dead and Ava bursts into horrified tears.
Now night, the group is well aware of demons in the area and protect the house as best they can with salt and iron. As the group tries to recover their well-needed energy, they intermittently nap. Sam has a dream in which Azazel explains why they are there - they are being pitted against each other in a fight to the death, with only the one victorious Special Child being allowed to leave. It is implied that all four of them have been approached by Azazel in this manner. They awaken to find Ava missing. Splitting up, they search for her.
Andy finds her breaking the salt barrier around the window-sill in the house. A frightened Andy discovers the truth - that Ava is trying to kill them - and is quickly killed by a demon. A nonchalant Ava fakes a scream to alert Sam.
Horrified, Sam finds Andy's dead body. He asked what happened and finds the salt barrier broken. Now suspecting Ava more, he asks her why she did it. She feigns innocence and hysteria, then drops the facade as she realises Sam has guessed the truth. She shrugs and tells him it's the survival of the fittest and that she's been killing off groups of three or four Special Children at a time, and that she even was beginning to find it fun. She also mentioned that she has the powers to summon demons and that she was the one to kill Lily and Andrew.
She tells Sam she's sorry and summons a demon, only to have Jake come up behind her and snap her neck, killing her.
Powers and Abilities
- Precognition - Like Sam, Ava has visions of things before they happen.
- Demon Control - After giving into her demonic side, Ava gained the power to control demons. She used this ability to summon and control an Acheri demon to kill her fellow Special Children. To use this ability, she has to hold her hands to her head and concentrate, but it causes her great pain. When she is killed, her control over the demon is gone and the demon leaves.
- Ava was a secretary in Peoria, Illinois.
- Ava's mother did not die in a house fire. In fact, she lives in Palm Beach, Florida.
- Ava was engaged before her death.
- In the anime version of Supernatural, Ava had telekinesis instead of having the power to control demons; she killed Lily and Andy with her telekinetic powers, and attempted to do the same to Sam, though she ultimately failed.
- Eva - Ava Wilson's anime counterpart.