|Appeared in||A Matter of Loaf and Death|
Piella Bakewell is the main antagonist of A Matter of Loaf and Death and the former love interest and fiancee of Wallace, as well as the owner of Fluffles. She was once a famous and attractive actress, starring in the Bake-O-Lite commercials; however, she is now a notorious murderer, known as 'The Cereal Killer', who targets bakers. Wallace was her intended final victim, but she was ultimately outwitted by the inventor and his loyal dog Gromit. She is voiced by Sally Lindsay.
In her youth, Piella was very slim and beautiful, and made her name by starring in the commercials for Bake-O-Lite slimming bread, becoming known as 'The Bake-O-Lite Girl'. However, she ate too many bakery products, gaining a lot of weight; thus, she was dropped from the commercials as she was too heavy to ride the hot balloon featured in the commercials. Famous for being the star of commercials for Bake-O-Lite slimming bread. Piella Bakewell now lives in a luxurious mansion with her pet poodle Fluffles, which houses many mementos of her former glory. No longer as slim as she was, she intended to eliminate the bakers to get her revenge and to complete a baker's dozen, 13.
She pretends to fall in love with bakers and murders them. She had attempted to kill Wallace, but Gromit and Fluffles foiled this attempt. She then tried to escape in the Bake-O-Lite balloon, but she was too heavy and got eaten alive by crocodiles. She is the first ever female Wallace and Gromit villain, as well as the first female Wallace and Gromit character to die, as she is eaten alive by a crocodile off-screen. However, she is later shown as an angel/ghost flying in the sky on a hot air balloon, in her old, skinnier self.
It is unknown whether this was Wallace's imagination, a brief moment symbolizing her redemption, or a mere cinematic effect.
At first Piella comes across as being a sweet-natured woman, but her true colours kick in as she is in fact, a cold, calculating and ruthless psychopath, obsessed with getting revenge. She is very cruel and controlling towards her dog Fluffles and will go to great lengths to achieve her goals. She blames baked goods in general and bakers for her situation, is quite delusional and becomes increasingly unstable towards the end of her murder spree; she was so determined to kill Wallace, she was even prepared to detonate a bomb inside his house, which would likely have killed or injured many other people too.
The following is a list of victims, especially male bakers, who Piella has murdered in numerical order:
- Norbert Stodge
- Wayne Scales
- Rich Teabiscuit
- Basil Dumplings
- Phil O'Pastry
- Bread Astair
- Quiche Richards
- Crusty Rolls
- Herb Bruschetta
- Shorty Shortcrust
- Brendan Butterpudding
- Baker Bob
- Wallace (intended final victim, failed)
- Piella was probably named after a pie with ice cream on top called Pie Alah Mode, and bakewell tart.
- Piella was seen again in an Aardman Google+ promo since the last time we saw her getting eaten by crocodiles she seems to still be alive and is chatting with Wallace, Gromit, and other Aardman characters. But sometimes, Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus, sometimes abbreviated as G+) is a multilingual social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google Inc.