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* DeathIsSuchAnOddThing: Apparently you're still able to lead mostly the same life you did above the ground.

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* LongerThanLifeSentence: ParodiedTrope. One gag sees a petty thug being brought to prison and panicking at the coffin in his jail cell. As it turned out, his cellmate was convicted and condemned to a 20 years jail sentence. He committed suicide during his 10th year in jail. As the cops explain to the petty thug who has just been jailed, they brought back his cellmate's coffin to serve the 10 years he still had to do.

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* ScareEmStraight: Sometimes, Pierre relies on the Grim Reaper to "persuade" people from doing a bad decision.


* BrilliantButLazy: The Grim Reaper is usually seen sitting around on somebody's gravestone. Being who he is, he's actually fast enough to go anywhere on Earth on short notice.




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* YouCantFightFate: It doesn't matter what you do, the Grim Reaper ''will'' claim you sooner or later. The best thing to do is try to be in his good graces, so that he can offer protection from robbers.


* OurFairiesAreDifferent: The personification of Life is a nymph with [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and urban clothing.

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* OurFairiesAreDifferent: The personification [[AnthropomorphicPersonification personification]] of Life is a nymph with [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and urban clothing.

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* LaxativePrank: Pierre and Marie once planned to spike the other's drink. ''[[StrangeMindsThinkAlike At the same time]].'' This goes as well as [[HilarityEnsues you might expect]].


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* {{Nephewism}}: A [[{{Retcon}} retroactive case]], as Pierre and Marie are noted to descend from fathers that shared the same gravedigger business as brothers.


* SquashedFlat: Besides his usual rounds on dry land, the Grim Reaper also has to naturally plunge into the sea to kill the animals there. This usually involves deep sea creatures as well, with the resulting depth pressure flattening him like a board.

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* SquashedFlat: Besides his usual rounds on dry land, the Grim Reaper also has to naturally plunge into the sea to kill the animals there. This usually involves deep sea creatures as well, with the resulting depth pressure flattening him like a board.

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* SquashedFlat: Besides his usual rounds on dry land, the Grim Reaper also has to naturally plunge into the sea to kill the animals there. This usually involves deep sea creatures as well, with the resulting depth pressure flattening him like a board.

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Little girls and beautiful young women look different from other types of characters. They also tend to [[TheNoseless lack noses]].

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* JustFollowingOrders: The Grim Reaper generally doesn't kill unless God tells him to. However, if someone makes him angry enough, he's willing to act on his own.

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** The latest volumes introduce a third one, his own cousin Marie.


* SlapstickHasNoGender: Naturally, since people tend to die in [[BlackComedy comical ways]]. Not even [[MsFanservice young ladies]] are spared.

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* SlapstickHasNoGender: SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Naturally, since people tend to die in [[BlackComedy comical ways]]. Not even [[MsFanservice young ladies]] are spared.

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* SlapstickHasNoGender: Naturally, since people tend to die in [[BlackComedy comical ways]]. Not even [[MsFanservice young ladies]] are spared.


* BerserkButton: One good way to anger Pierre fast is to bring up his cousin/rival gravedigger Marie.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pierre is friendly as can be, but even his patience has limits.



* NoAntagonist: There's no real antagonist in this comic book, though Pierre has a business rivalry with a BurialAtSea business and another specializing in incinerations. Then there's [[SitcomArchnemesis his cousin Marie].

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* NoAntagonist: There's no real antagonist in this comic book, though Pierre has a business rivalry with a BurialAtSea business and another specializing in incinerations. Then there's [[SitcomArchnemesis his cousin Marie].Marie]].



* OurFairiesAreDifferent: The personification of Life is a nymph with [[YouGotToHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and urban clothing.

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* OurFairiesAreDifferent: The personification of Life is a nymph with [[YouGotToHaveBlueHair [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and urban clothing.

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