Joanna “Jo” Harvelle // Ghost // Taken
Jo is a hunter, the only child of Ellen and William Anthony Harvelle. She was born April 7, 1985. Her mother Ellen calls her “Joanna Beth”. Her parents are both hunters who run Harvelle’s Roadhouse in Nebraska, which acts as a base for hunters. Bill Harvelle is killed when Jo is ‘“still in pigtails” while on a hunt with John Winchester. After his death, her mother Ellen continues running the Roadhouse. Jo did go off to school, but left after feeling she didn’t fit in. Ellen doesn’t want Jo to go hunting, but she follows Dean and Sam on a case to Philadelphia. After this, Ellen tells Jo about the circumstances of her father’s death. However sometime after this, Jo leaves to go hunting on her own, sending her mother postcards as she travels around. Her next encounter with Winchesters, is when she is attacked by Sam when he is possessed by the demon Meg. Years later, Jo and Ellen are hunting together when they answer a call for help from Rufus to a town he thinks is under attack from demons, although Sam and Dean uncover the fact that the Horseman War is at work. Ellen and Jo join up with the Winchester again, on a mission to kill Lucifer with the Colt. However Jo is mortally wounded after being attacked by hellhounds under Meg's command. While taking shelter in a hardware store, Jo suggests they build a bomb to blow up the Hellhounds, using her as bait to lure the demonic dogs. Ellen volunteers to stay behind, too, so she can let the Hellhounds in and set off the bomb while Dean and Sam escape. After a tearful goodbye with Dean, Jo dies in Ellen's arms, who then blows up the building, killing herself and the Hellhounds.