The archetype for the characters that possess or have traits of Death. Not to be confused with just Death Derivation, Death Embodiment and Grim Reaper Physiology.

Also Called

  • Angel of Death
  • Pale Death
  • Thee Grim Reaper


As an archetype, Death is a powerful primordial cosmic entity that represents not only the act of death itself, but also the dead and those that are dying. It comes in many forms, but it mainly that of a skeletal figure. Its image appears in European culture and other religious sources.

Associated Powers



Example Characters


  • MetalPhantomon (Digimon)
  • Phantomon (Digimon)
  • Shinigami (Naruto)
  • Death (Soul Eater)


  • Death, the Endless (DC Comics)
  • Death (Marvel Comics)


  • Azrael (Abrahamic Faiths)
  • The Pale Horseman (Abrahamic Faiths)
  • Death, the Grim Reaper (European Folklore)
  • San La Muerte (Folk Catholicism)
  • San Pascualito (Folk Catholicism)
  • Santa Muerte (Folk Catholicism)
  • Thanatos/Mors (Greco-Roman Mythology)


  • Death (Finale Destination)
  • Death (Meet Joe Black)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural); temporally.
  • Death (Supernatural)

Video Games

  • The Pale horseman (Megami Tensei series)
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