Disproportionate Retribution: The reason it makes anyone who somehow escapes the initial accident of each film a Cruel and Unusual Death. Trying to cheat it apparently ticks it off enough that it's going to make you suffer in the worst possible ways before you actually die and by the time it's over your corpse is going to be completely mangled.
Eldritch Abomination: Death's real form is never seen and it is treated as an inhuman force of nature, its motives in causing such cruel deaths are inscrutible to all beings except itself, and it is so powerful and omnipresent that it can claim whatever humans it wants before directing its attention to some other corner of the planet.
When Carter is preparing to burn a cross on George's lawn in The Final Destination, Death causes his truck radio to start playing "Why Can't We Be Friends?"; then it kills him in a manner not too dissimilar to how racist lynch mobs would execute their victims.
Death does the same thing to Isaac, an idiotic sleaze who tries to invoke a Happy Ending Massage at an Asian parlor after they point out that he's not at a brothel. Isaac's head is crushed by the same Buddah's statue he previously sneered at.
For the Evulz: Suggested in the novelization of the third film, and Dead Man's Hand.
Outrightly confirmed in the first film. Just watch Valerie Lewton's death. That is all.
Final Girl: Of the original group, but not in the second movie.
Genre Savvy: She institutionalizes herself between the first and the second film, which is the only reason she's lived so long, as mental institutions are more or less designed to keep you alive. She's dead in a matter of days once she leaves.
Kill It with Fire: Almost explodes in her car if not Alex's intervention. Death eventually gets her by incineration in the second film along with Eugene.
Failed a Spot Check: Much like the case of Tod and the blue water, you'd think that she would've noticed the vodka spilling out of her cracked mug all over the floor. Or even worse, all over her computer monitor. Doubles as a case of Too Dumb to Live.
Nervous Wreck: She's already really nervous before the accident, but she becomes even worse after Nora's death.
I Don't Want to Die: Despite her accepting her upcoming death, she says this word for word when her death actually does come up. Granted, she was probably hoping that the way she died would be something more peaceful and wouldn't end with her suffering the way it did.
Off with Her Head!: Her head gets trapped inside an elevator booth with the rest of her stuck outside on the current floor. Then the elevator starts going up...
Too Dumb to Live: The first thing he does when he sees someone telling him to stay away from pigeons is to jump straight into a flock of pigeons, causing them to spook a machine operator and drop a huge pane of glass on him. What the hell were you thinking, Tim?
Red Herring: She wouldn't have died in the car accident, so she never was on Death's list.
Tempting Fate: After escaping his burning appartment, he comments on how lucky he is, only to slip on some food (that he himself threw out the window) and land directly under the ladder that kills him.
Hope Spot: After getting out of the laser machine, she is frazzled, distressed and blinded in one eye but otherwise alright. And then she trips up, falls through a window and falls to her death.
Red Herring: At first, the audience expects Olivia to die from the haywire LASIK machine. Instead, they get thrown a curveball when she dies as a result of stepping her heel on a teddy bear's eye, which popped out earlier in the scene. She loses her balance and falls through the window and onto a car below.