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11th Sep '17 8:23:46 AM CosmicFerret
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* Subverted with TheFlash. He found a safe way to foil Death (at least the entity who fills that role on Apokolips): outrunning him. He was actually faster, proven when the hero outran the Reaper to a child he was intent on claiming and rescued him.

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* Subverted with TheFlash.ComicBook/TheFlash. He found a safe way to foil Death (at least the entity who fills that role on Apokolips): outrunning him. He was actually faster, proven when the hero outran the Reaper to a child he was intent on claiming and rescued him.
9th Aug '17 5:23:01 AM Daedalis
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* Subverted in ComicBook/RedSonja when meets Death in a fever dream in ''The Forgiving of Monsters''. Sonja defeats Death in combat to recover in the real world. This trope is in motion until the first page of the next issue, when Death communicates telepathically that she's not angry. Death knows Sonja's nature and appreciates her willfulness in the first place, and Sonja's rebellion barely inconveniences her.
21st Jul '17 3:50:24 PM AlienPatch
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** Averted with Mrs. Doolin. [[spoiler: At the end of the episode "Who killed who?", we find out that, after beating Grim at pretty much everything, she became inmortal. He apparently still holds a grudge against her for it, but he couldn't do anything to her and she still inhabits her old mansion where he can't even go to look for his dog.]]
17th Jul '17 11:14:18 PM TristanJeremiah
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** In ''VideoGame/GodOfWarGhostOfSparta'' the BigBad is the Death God himself, Thanatos. [[spoiler:but this trope is ultimately averted. Death somehow gets killed, even though he is Death incarcerate. Its implied Kratos has absorbed his power and become the new death, but since the game is an {{Interquel} its unknown if he lost this status in the beginning of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar2''.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/GodOfWarGhostOfSparta'' the BigBad is the Death God himself, Thanatos. [[spoiler:but this trope is ultimately averted. Death somehow gets killed, even though he is Death incarcerate. Its implied Kratos has absorbed his power and become the new death, but since the game is an {{Interquel} {{Interquel}} its unknown if he lost this status in the beginning of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar2''.]]
17th Jul '17 11:12:48 PM TristanJeremiah
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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar III'' has VillainProtagonist Kratos killing most of the Greek pantheon, including Poseidon, Hades, Hermes, Hera, Helios, Hephestus, and Zeus. The result? Horrible floods, plagues, plants dying, the sky blackened by storms and the dead unable to find their resting place. Oops.

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar III'' has VillainProtagonist Kratos killing most of the Greek pantheon, including Poseidon, Hades, Hermes, Hera, Helios, Hephestus, and Zeus. The result? Horrible [[spoiler:Horrible floods, plagues, plants dying, the sky blackened by storms and the dead unable to find their resting place. Oops.[[{{Understatement}} Oops]].]]
** In ''VideoGame/GodOfWarGhostOfSparta'' the BigBad is the Death God himself, Thanatos. [[spoiler:but this trope is ultimately averted. Death somehow gets killed, even though he is Death incarcerate. Its implied Kratos has absorbed his power and become the new death, but since the game is an {{Interquel} its unknown if he lost this status in the beginning of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar2''.]]
12th Jul '17 5:49:09 AM jormis29
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* The MysticChina book by Palladium books discusses various ways to achieve immortality in an Eastern Mythology based game setting. It then establishes that Death is actually a series of functionaries working for the CelestialBureaucracy. When they start their jobs they are given a list of souls they need to shepard into the afterlife and they cannot retire until their list is finished. Which means that eventually an immortal may be the only thing standing between them and retirement. Death will make it personal if you insist on living forever.

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* The MysticChina ''TabletopGame/MysticChina'' book by Palladium books Creator/PalladiumBooks discusses various ways to achieve immortality in an Eastern Mythology based game setting. It then establishes that Death is actually a series of functionaries working for the CelestialBureaucracy. When they start their jobs they are given a list of souls they need to shepard into the afterlife and they cannot retire until their list is finished. Which means that eventually an immortal may be the only thing standing between them and retirement. Death will make it personal if you insist on living forever.
7th Jul '17 2:26:52 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Reapers are a fact of reality. Defeating them is unthinkable for most mortals and even if you do [[FightingAShadow they'll just respawn in the Abyss and come after you again]]. Even if you somehow [[KilledOffForReal permanently kill them]], that will just put you on their [[AnthropomorphicPersonification boss's]] shit list.
14th Apr '17 11:59:58 AM MasterFuzzy
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*** This is possibly because he shit-talked the ''idea'' of death and not Death-if he'd been rude to her, she probably wouldn't have been anywhere near as nice.
31st Dec '16 12:00:21 PM MrOrangeHorseman
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As nemeses go, you can't do worse than be [[EnemiesWithDeath]]. TheGrimReaper isn't unbeatable, he can be whipped into submission by a sufficiently cunning GuileHero with ThePlan or a sufficiently tough ActionHero with a good enough weapon or a [[ChessWithDeath nice game of Chess]].

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As nemeses go, you can't do worse than be [[EnemiesWithDeath]].EnemiesWithDeath. TheGrimReaper isn't unbeatable, he can be whipped into submission by a sufficiently cunning GuileHero with ThePlan or a sufficiently tough ActionHero with a good enough weapon or a [[ChessWithDeath nice game of Chess]].
31st Dec '16 11:59:28 AM MrOrangeHorseman
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As nemeses go, you can't do worse than be [[TitleDrop Enemies With Death]]. TheGrimReaper isn't unbeatable, he can be whipped into submission by a sufficiently cunning GuileHero with ThePlan or a sufficiently tough ActionHero with a good enough weapon or a [[ChessWithDeath nice game of Chess]].

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As nemeses go, you can't do worse than be [[TitleDrop Enemies With Death]].[[EnemiesWithDeath]]. TheGrimReaper isn't unbeatable, he can be whipped into submission by a sufficiently cunning GuileHero with ThePlan or a sufficiently tough ActionHero with a good enough weapon or a [[ChessWithDeath nice game of Chess]].
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