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26th Mar '18 7:36:24 AM Pseudoname
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** There's also Charon, [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse The Daemonic Horseman of Death]] who is both the most powerful and the sole remaining original of the four. He holds dominion death as a whole but his main focus is death by old age, and many bound for his domain who extend their lives unnaturally find Charon himself waiting to collect their soul when they finally kick the bucket.
18th Mar '18 10:29:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** And apparently, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is in love with her. Thanos loves her as well, however, and cursed Deadpool with immortality so he couldn't steal his girl. Or at least, [[UnreliableNarrator that's Deadpool's story]].

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** And apparently, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} is in love with her. Thanos ComicBook/{{Thanos}} loves her as well, however, and cursed Deadpool with immortality so he couldn't steal his girl. Or at least, [[UnreliableNarrator that's Deadpool's story]].
18th Feb '18 3:56:09 AM jormis29
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** Lucifer summons Death himself in Season 5's "Abandon All Hope...". He is one of the four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse and the boss of all the Reapers. While he does not appear as the classical Grim Reaper (skeleton in a black cloak), he is portrayed by Julian Richings, a man with a very skeletal appearance. Death is not actively malicious. He views humanity in much the same way we might view microbes--barely noticeable and utterly insignificant. He also claims to be at least as old and as powerful as God (neither of them can remember who's older anymore), and states that, in the end, he'll reap Him too. He's portrayed as more of a typical Grim Reaper-type being in "Appointment in Samarra", which makes it clear that his task is to maintain the natural order. He views the Winchesters as slightly more significant this time around--enough for him to be annoyed at the way they keep coming back from the dead, anyway. He also likes fast food--so much so that when the Winchesters summon and bind him at the beginning of season 7, their "please don't kill us on the spot" bribe is a bag of pickle chips.

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** Lucifer summons Death himself in Season 5's "Abandon All Hope...". He is one of the four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse and the boss of all the Reapers. While he does not appear as the classical Grim Reaper (skeleton in a black cloak), he is portrayed by Julian Richings, Creator/JulianRichings, a man with a very skeletal appearance. Death is not actively malicious. He views humanity in much the same way we might view microbes--barely noticeable and utterly insignificant. He also claims to be at least as old and as powerful as God (neither of them can remember who's older anymore), and states that, in the end, he'll reap Him too. He's portrayed as more of a typical Grim Reaper-type being in "Appointment in Samarra", which makes it clear that his task is to maintain the natural order. He views the Winchesters as slightly more significant this time around--enough for him to be annoyed at the way they keep coming back from the dead, anyway. He also likes fast food--so much so that when the Winchesters summon and bind him at the beginning of season 7, their "please don't kill us on the spot" bribe is a bag of pickle chips.
11th Feb '18 4:49:30 PM nombretomado
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* One of the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou many things trying to kill you]] in ''PaperBoy''. Even weirder than the fact that [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Death itself is just chilling on the curb]] is that The Reaper isn't any more dangerous to run into than a dog or a breakdancer is.

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* One of the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou many things trying to kill you]] in ''PaperBoy''.''{{VideoGame/Paperboy}}''. Even weirder than the fact that [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Death itself is just chilling on the curb]] is that The Reaper isn't any more dangerous to run into than a dog or a breakdancer is.
11th Feb '18 11:12:03 AM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' with Hashaa, the [[PowersThatBe Elder Power]] of Death and Entropy. Unlike a lot of examples she's basically ''benevolent'' and mainly wants to limit the amount of suffering that beings can experience. She thinks that the rules she enforces on the universe make [[LawfulNeutral more logical sense]] as a way of accomplishing that than what her sister [[ThePowerOfLove Alonai]] does, but she has a bad reputation anyway because HumansAreBastards and hand out death left and right when it isn't necessary.

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* Played with in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' with Hashaa, the [[PowersThatBe Elder Power]] of Death and Entropy. Unlike a lot of examples she's basically ''benevolent'' and mainly wants to limit the amount of suffering that beings can experience. She thinks that the rules she enforces on the universe make [[LawfulNeutral more logical sense]] as a way of accomplishing that than what her sister [[ThePowerOfLove Alonai]] does, but she has a bad reputation anyway because HumansAreBastards and hand out death left and right when it isn't necessary.
2nd Feb '18 2:11:00 AM jormis29
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* TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}} gives us Pharasma, an overall reasonable example of this trope who you [[DontFearTheReaper need not fear]] (she is TrueNeutral). She appears as a stately gray-skinned lady with white hair that doesn't quite obey gravity, despises the undead for being abominations, and runs the CelestialBureaucracy where souls wait to receive her judgement before going on to their designated afterlife. Interestingly, she is not ''just'' the goddess of Death, but also of [[YouCantFightFate Fate]], [[BirthDeathJuxtaposition Birth]], and Prophesy. But since the start of the Age of Lost Omens, which kicked off when a ''god'' somehow managed to die, Prophesy hasn't been very reliable. No one can agree on whether Aroden's death surprised Pharasma as much as everyone else, or if she knew and just kept her mouth shut.

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* TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}} TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} gives us Pharasma, an overall reasonable example of this trope who you [[DontFearTheReaper need not fear]] (she is TrueNeutral). She appears as a stately gray-skinned lady with white hair that doesn't quite obey gravity, despises the undead for being abominations, and runs the CelestialBureaucracy where souls wait to receive her judgement before going on to their designated afterlife. Interestingly, she is not ''just'' the goddess of Death, but also of [[YouCantFightFate Fate]], [[BirthDeathJuxtaposition Birth]], and Prophesy. But since the start of the Age of Lost Omens, which kicked off when a ''god'' somehow managed to die, Prophesy hasn't been very reliable. No one can agree on whether Aroden's death surprised Pharasma as much as everyone else, or if she knew and just kept her mouth shut.
17th Jan '18 6:52:07 PM foxley
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E4TheVisitation The Visitation]]", the alien Terileptils disguise their robot as the Grim Reaper to terrorize the local villagers.
14th Jan '18 4:07:26 PM HBomb
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* Doctors who administer forced euthanasia could be seen as this.
14th Jan '18 1:22:28 PM Ninamarie124
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12th Jan '18 12:52:34 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''Theatre/JacobMarleysChristmasCarol'', the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come is actually the Grim Reaper come to collect Scrooge's soul, and it's only through [[spoiler:Marley's HeroicSacrifice]] that Scrooge is given a second chance at life.
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