TWoT Companion: Why did they change the fate of one of the characters? in Wheel of Time Books Posted November 22, 2015 With the Companion, they are releasing stuff written in RJ's notes. Some of that differs from what eventually got put in the books. Basically, that was RJ's notes on Bela... Not so sure that's true. I think that entry was all Harriet. She made the editorial decision for the story because she found it unrealistic that Bela would survive in the scene Brandon had written, with her surrounded by Trollocs and all. But at the same time, she has always had a thing for Bela (she loved the Bela=Creator theory of old) and she got a kick out of the fact that Brandon had promised fans Bela would survive and then he had to go back on his promise. So I think it simply amused her to turn the tables again for the Companion.