Characters from Dead Like Me.
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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
- Age-Appropriate Angst: George died when she was in her late teens.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Killed by a toilet seat that became dislodged from a de-orbiting Soviet space station.
- 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.
"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
- The Leader: Of the main characters.
"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
- The Alcoholic: This is the only way he can cope with his reaps.
- Ass Shove: Mason once tried to smuggle drugs in a condom stuck up his ass. Hilarity Ensues.
- 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.
"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.
- Played By: Laura Harris (series), Sarah Wynter (Life After Death)
- I Just Want to Be Loved: Her last thoughts before dying.
- The Other Darrin: In The Movie.
- White-Dwarf Starlet: She claims to have died in a fire on the set of Gone with the Wind, in which she was an extra.
- The file Mason finds on her last thoughts lists her place of death as Marietta, Georgia—which was nowhere near the studios where the film was shot in real life. It is unclear whether she lied about her death, or it is merely a case of Like Reality Unless Noted.
- Her frequent tendency to make great sexual boasts may suggest the former.
"My mother. She hates balloons and the word 'moist'. She considers it pornographic."George's mother.
Played By: Cynthia Stevenson
- 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.
"She's not really invisible but she might as well have been."George's little sister.
Played By: Britt McKillip
- Cloudcuckoolander: While grief does make people do strange things, a toilet-seat tree shrine is... certainly out there.
- Deadpan Snarker: Takes after her sister.
- My Sibling Will Live Through Me: Takes a lot of cues from her dead older sister.
- She's All Grown Up: In the movie.
- Shrine to the Fallen: Early in season 1 she steals toilet seats and hangs them on a tree as shrine to her dead sister.
"... as in her big brown eyes?"George's boss at Happy Time.
Played By: Christine Wiles
- 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."
- Dark and Troubled Past: "Cocaine, tattoos, and all those restraining orders."
- Kindhearted Cat Lover/Crazy Cat Lady: She appears to house only one cat at a time; and is generally very sane about her pet-owning, though she does eventually go skydiving with her current cat during his death throes to fill his supposed "bucket list."
- Stepford Smiler: Played with, she sometimes appears to use the cheerful facade to hide her insecurities and loneliness remaining from her Dark and Troubled Past, other times it seems her experiences taught her to appreciate life and be empathetic to other people and all the cheer is genuine.
- Played By: Crystal Dahl
- Almighty Janitor: Crystal is listed as having the alias "Jane Smith"; having served in the Army's Special Forces in Southeast Asia; and being fluent in Spanish, French, Russian, and Swahili — despite her seldom talking through the entire series.
- Animal Metaphor: Inverted, in that she is the metaphor for the "toad" of the pilot's Creation Myth about death.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: See Almighty Janitor.
- Glamour Failure: Heavily implied with her long stares at "Millie" and her non-Happy Time friends; played straight when they all leave the office together and Crystal immediately thereafter searches "Georgia Lass." However, since the stares began directed at George at the end of her life, perhaps Crystal can see a whole lot more.
- Lookalike Lovers: She and her boyfriend, also a Happy Time employee.
- Stalker Without a Crush: To George and "Millie"...at first; later, to her Reaper friends. See Glamour Failure.
- Sticky Fingers: She steals Post-It Notes from the office.
- The Quiet One: A promotion from The Voiceless, starting in season 2.