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Upon a young woman's death, she loses her memories and is taken directly to hell. There, she not only meets the devil, she is informed that she was one of the worst sinners there were, and is given a choice: either become one of his grim reapers, or be sentenced to the ninth circle of hell, a complete void lacking in any of the five senses. To avoid this fate, she agrees. Going by the name of Scarlet, she now has to kill one sinner per day, lest she be taken to the ninth circle. However, she meets a detective who seems to know something about who she was while alive. Hungry for answers, she teams up with him to try to discover who she was while alive. However, she's keeping her identity as a reaper a secret, and she still must find and kill one sinner every day, which complicates things.


I'm The Grim Reaper is a webcomic created by Graveweaver in 2018, and was featured in August 2019. You can find it here.

I'm The Grim Reaper contains examples of:

  • Action Film, Quiet Drama Scene: This may not be a movie, but for a webcomic with so many action scenes, there are definitely more contemplative moments, since life and death are very prevalent themes.
  • Action Girl: Scarlet is very good at using her scythe...however, as badass as she is, she’s still a new reaper and lacks experience.
  • Alone with the Psycho: Scarlet, unknowingly, with the first sinner she kills. He seems normal, but is actually a serial killer.
  • And I Must Scream: The fate of anyone sentenced to the last circle of hell, since it's a void completely empty of any sensation or people. It's little wonder Scarlet is so desperate to avoid it.
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  • Apologetic Attacker: Scarlet apologizes to her first victim before killing him. After finding out what kind of person he was, she probably regrets doing so.
  • Asshole Victim: Played straight with the first sinner.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: While Chase may or may not be Obfuscating Stupidity, he is definitely analytical and manipulative, able to trick a suspect into making a grave mistake.
  • Beneath Suspicion: All of the sinners shown so far look like normal people.
  • Black and Grey Morality: While the sinners are certainly awful, the main characters include a developing Blood Knight with a demonic side who works for the devil, and a former detective with a mysterious past and manipulative streak who shouldn’t be trusted with a gun. They aren’t exactly the pinnacles of virtue.
  • Bland-Name Product: Fatecraft is probably a mix of Fate/Grand Order and Warcraft.
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  • Blatant Lies: When the first sinner asks Scarlet what her name is, she doesn't remember it nor has she come up with one. She stumbles over her words until she says "Scarlet." He seems to buy it.
  • Blood Knight: Scarlet certainly seems to be displaying some of these tendencies, becoming more willing and almost happy to take out sinners.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:Happens on occasion. Satan is particularly prone to this, referencing episodes by word.
  • Cool Mask: Played with in regards to Brooke’s mask. It’s a cutesy bunny mask.
  • Cowboy Cop: What Chase is implied to have been when he was a detective.
  • Crapsack World: The world the characters live in is not kind, with Scarlet seeing sinners everywhere. We get to see two murderers up close, and only over a matter of a few days.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Scarlet gets these after becoming a grim reaper. She doesn't find them cute.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Scarlet’s comes very early in the story. At first she’s more apprehensive about killing sinners, but when the adorkable young man she meets who’s marked as one turns out to be a cold blooded serial killer, she quickly becomes more jaded and willing to do the job.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Scarlet, oh so much. Chase has his moments as well. And especially Satan.
    Satan (to Scarlet): "Ah, I guess you are kind of old...Oh, um, I mean I'm sure we can work around it with the outfit. Don't look so worried."
    • A gem from Scarlet:
    Scarlet (to Chase): "What're you gonna do? Shoot my bullet with your bullet?"
  • Deal with the Devil: Scarlet makes one to avoid being sent to the last circle of hell.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The Discover version is in mostly black and white, with splashes of color (particularly red, but sometimes pink or other colors) here and there for effect. The featured version is mostly colored, but there are scenes that are like this on occasion.
  • Distinguishing Mark: Scarlet has a scar on her mouth.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: If you're not a sinner, Scarlet probably won't bother you. Averted for sinners though.
  • Downer Beginning: We open with Scarlet arriving in hell.
  • Emo Teen: Although she's an adult, Scarlet's grim reaper outfit definitely looks like this.
  • Eye Color Change: Symbolically. The characters' eyes sometimes turn red, such as when Scarlet shows more Blood Knight tendencies.
  • Ghost Amnesia: Scarlet has no recollection of her life, and much of her goals are finding out who she was.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: The ninth level of hell is basically a void devoid of all senses. It’s the fear of being sent here for eternity that drives Scarlet to become a reaper.
  • The Grim Reaper: What Scarlet is.
  • Hell: We see a different circle every time Scarlet kills a sinner.
  • In the Hood: Scarlet wears one to hide her horns.
  • Light/Darkness Juxtaposition: Chase and Scarlet’s first “official” meeting has him in the light and her in shadows.
  • Megane: Chase wears glasses and is also quite the pretty boy.
  • Multicolored Hair: Scarlet has black and red hair.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Scarlet is not her real name. She doesn’t have any memories, so she just calls herself that.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Scarlet's eye flashes red before she makes a kill.
  • Rule of Cool: Satan’s justification for Scarlet’s physical changes that include horns, fangs, black and red hair, and even a tail. She, on the other hand, is less than thrilled.
  • Scars Are Forever: Scarlet is relatively unmarked on her death, except for a small scar on her mouth.
  • Scenery Porn: They are a mix of photos and detailed drawings.
  • Shoutout: There are shoutouts to Ruby Rose from RWBY and Maka Albarn from Soul Eater in the first episode, as Satan seems to imply that his grim reapers look more like them rather than the usual depiction of death. Also, Chase’s tie and Scarlet’s boots and prowess with a scythe are shoutouts to Soul Eater as well.
  • Sinister Scythe: Scarlet’s weapon of choice.
  • Slasher Smile: Scarlet lets loose some of these during her Blood Knight moments, especially notable during her killing of the second sinner.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Scarlet is an Action Girl, while Chase is a detective with a manipulative streak.
  • Tears of Remorse: Scarlet sheds these when she kills her first sinner. She grows out of it quickly.
  • Title Drop: Scarlet just before she kills her first victim.
    Scarlet: "There's something I need to tell you. I'm the grim reaper."
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Jordan, the first sinner Scarlet meets, seems like a sweetheart, but he's also a serial killer who has murdered several women.
  • You Monster!: Scarlet has called Satan “the worst” several times. He basically asks her what she was expecting, since he is the devil after all.

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