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Mary: "Everywhere I look, all I see is death."
Friend: "That's terrible!"
Mary: "Nah, he's actually pretty nice."
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A webcomic about Death and a girl named Mary.

Reminiscient of Calvin and Hobbes, but if it was focused on Suzy and her not-so-imaginary-friend death incarnate.

Can be read here.


This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Academic Alpha Bitch: The girl Mary meets in the chess club likes to flaunt her superiority over others.
  • Adorkable: Death. He's terrible cards player, sometimes spouts odd statements and fears cats, but he's sweet too.
  • Bad Ass Arm Fold: Mary performs one when faced by a bully. Helped that she's flanked by Death and Pestilence, two of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Among all the characters, only Death has those, although white rather than black.
  • Black Comedy: Sometimes Death can be quite, well, morbid.
    Mary: And you won't kill anyone.
    Death: I can't make any promises on that.
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  • Chess with Death: Spoofed. Death says that he's never lost a game of chess, but it turns out that the only one brave enough to play with him is his dog. In actuality it's Life who'd shapeshifted into a dog, and they play for the fate of every mortal alive: If Death wins, the person lives. If Life wins, the person dies.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Death sometimes comes across like this. He hilariously misinterprets Mary's inquiries, thinks that the Ultimate Question is whether Star Trek beats Star Wars, and sent to retrieve a penguin's soul, he believes it wants to fly one last time so he picks it up and hurls it through the air.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Death may be morbid and obsessed with death, but he's not malicious about it.
  • Deathbringer the Adorable: Death's dog is called Cerberus, but it's a normal, if adorable dog.
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  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Played for laughs in Death's attitude to his job. He hates Easter because of "the one that got away", for example.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Death can have some creepy statements at times, but all in all, he's nothing but friendly to Mary.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The comic is about Mary and Death.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: Death's face is obscured save for pair of glowing eyes.
  • Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Death and Pestilence have shown up so far.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Mary's short, while Death is tall and slender.
  • Invisible to Normals: It seems only Mary can see Death (and Pestilence).
  • Light Is Not Good: Life tries to trick Mary into playing a game with him (claiming no strings attached), but Death doesn't believe it, and Life doesn't try to deny it, claiming it's Death's fault for leaving the doorway open.
  • Lovable Nerd: Mary's worst nightmare is missing school, she's academically focused and her favourite toys are Doctor Who memorabilia.
  • Married to the Job: As evidenced by page picture, Death seems unable to think of anything unconnected to his job.
  • Meganekko: Mary has huge round glasses.
  • Rent-a-Zilla: The monster from Mary's nightmare is a giant, bipedal beast tearing its way through the city.
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  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Death has his moments, although usually he's rather Adorkable.
  • The Grim Reaper: Death has this appearance, complete with scythe and glowing eyes.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: After first few times, Mary's pretty quick to get used to Death's presence.
  • Vague Age: It's unclear how old Mary is exactly, only that she's still going to school.

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