Bella is a shifter that consumed the soul of a girl that took her own life after being driven to a deep depression. However, Bella failed to fully absorb the girl's essence and now, both minds exist simultaneously and commune with one another. Because this act was considered a form of heresy by the other shifters, Bella was banished from Dark Town. She would have been eaten, but her condition made her considered inedible and poisonous. The other shifters believe that if Bella were eaten by another shifter, they would also suffer from the same multiple-consciousness condition.