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The Reapers

    Georgia "George" Lass
"That's me. I'd say I'm sorry to disappoint you but I'm not. I excel at not giving a shit."
Played By: Ellen Muth

  • Deadpan Snarker: One of the snarkier characters, especially during her narration.
  • Death by Looking Up: George even looks back at her death and asks why she just stood there and looked up instead of trying to move out of the way.
  • Fauxlosophic Narration: George's narration can sometimes become this if she's feeling angsty enough.
  • First Episode Resurrection: George doesn't get to pass on to the afterlife when she dies, instead she ends up becoming a reaper.
  • Tomboyish Name: George is short for Georgia.
  • Undignified Death: A serious contender for the biggest one in all of fiction. She got flattened by a toilet seat from outer space.

    Rube Sofer
"A corpse is like a peach cobbler that got dropped on the floor. As good as it was, you still wouldn't want it anymore."
Played By: Mandy Patinkin

    Roxy Harvey
"You don't know me."
Played By: Jasmine Guy

  • Absentee Actor: She was absent a lot in season 1.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: After being verbally abused whilst giving an obnoxious man a parking ticket, she eventually lost her temper and ripped his soul out for a few seconds before returning it, simply to teach him a lesson.
  • The Cast Showoff: Jasmine Guy got to show off her dancing.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric. Very deadpan at times and more focused on her job than most of the other Reapers.
  • Not So Above It All: Her Seinfeldian Conversations with Mason demonstrate she can actually kind of understand the way he thinks.
  • Precision F-Strike: Her response to a (much larger) man yelling at her about parking tickets.
    Roxy: Sir, I'm gonna say this as politely as possible: I will fuck you up.
  • Sassy Black Woman / Spicy Latina: Jasmine Guy is half-black, half-Portuguese, and Roxy is street-smart, down-to-Earth, and doesn't suffer fools gladly.
  • Team Mom: Remarked by the waitress that she reminds her of her mother. George agrees.
  • Unwanted False Faith: Due to the aforementioned incident with the parking ticket, the man eventually started a cult believing God was a meter maid. Rube was not particularly thrilled to learn about this.

"And then there's Mason. Oh Mason, Mason."
Played By: Callum Blue

  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He died trying to trepan himself because he thought it would give him the ultimate high. Over the course of the series he has a number of odd money making ideas.
  • Drugs Are Bad: He is taught this when experiencing heroin exploding in his rectum and not (due to being undead) being able to die from the lethal dose, instead having to suffer all the horrible side effects.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Wore these when attempting the ultimate high.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He is revealed to have died in 1960s England after drilling a hole in his own head to try an achieve the ultimate high.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Since attempting the ultimate high, he has not matured a day.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: Played with. Unlike his fellows who are angsty or just apathetic, he's actually pretty happy with his lot in death. On the other hand he envies the souls that get to pass on immediately while he has to stay behind, but this is because whatever's on the other side is better than the side he's on.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His antics frequently get him naked or half naked, treating the audience to several shots of his bottom or his Union Jack underwear, mostly played for laughs, though.
  • Only One Name: It's hard to say whether it's his first or last name.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He drilled a hole in his head to get high, with predictable results.

    Betty Rhomer
"Do your nipples get hard when you sneeze?"
Played By: Rebecca Gayheart

  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Betty tags along with a recently deceased soul to the afterlife before her time. However it's loosely implied she might have ended up somewhere else.
  • Blithe Spirit: Being dead doesn't stop Betty from being full of life.
  • Catchphrase/Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Happy thoughts!"
  • Cool Big Sis: Betty gradually becomes this to George before hijacking a lift to the afterlife.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Dies by jumping off a cliff into a river for fun. It even takes a moment for her to realise that she's died, because she's still excited from the leap.
  • Hidden Depths: Comes across as ditzy and a little shallow, but is sweet, thoughtful, and charming underneath it all.
  • Precious Photo: Betty takes a picture of every single soul that she's reaped over the years, and keeps them in carefully labelled sacks.
  • Put on a Bus: Betty leaves halfway through season one.
  • Too Dumb to Live: She jumped off of a cliff for a cheap kick, with predictable results.

    Daisy Adair
Played By: Laura Harris (series), Sarah Wynter (Life After Death)


Lass Family

    Joy Lass 
"My mother. She hates balloons and the word 'moist'. She considers it pornographic."
Played By: Cynthia Stevenson
George's mother.
  • Abusive Parents: Is this the rest of the time to Reggie.
  • Doting Parent: Is this at times to Reggie (like when she begged her to let stand still so she could take a picture of her in her band uniform), who rebuffs her completely.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Seen drinking in the middle of the day in season 1.
  • Housewife: Even after she gets divorced she doesn't go back to work.

    Reggie Lass 
"She's not really invisible but she might as well have been."
Played By: Britt McKillip
George's little sister.


Happy Time

    Delores Herbig 
"... as in her big brown eyes?"
Played By: Christine Wiles
George's boss at Happy Time.
  • Ambiguous Criminal History: Whatever she got up to in The '80s involved "cocaine, tattoos, and all those restraining orders", and she doesn't bat an eye at bailing George out of prison.
  • Benevolent Boss: To "Millie," that is. Not to (living) George or her like.
    "She only gives this [George's] job to people she hates."

    Crystal Smith 
Played By: Crystal Dahl
The receptionist and "Millie"'s office rival-turned-friend, who looks eerily like a certain "toad"note  within the series.


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