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Grim Reaper Depictions, Ranked By How Willingly We'd Flirt With Death

July 7, 2021 458 votes 55 voters20 items

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Throughout history and pop culture, the Grim Reaper has gotten a notoriously bad rap as the last person you want to see. After all, their arrival usually means certain doom (and the possibility of meeting the Prince of Darkness), so it's understandable no one is psyched about this encounter. That said, there are a select number of charming Grim Reapers and Angels of Death who wouldn't be the worst guides to the afterlife. Some you can confide in, others will take you out for a beer, and a chosen few are even up for a game of Twister.

We've gathered the most iconic Grim Reapers in pop culture so you can decide which ones would keep the best company when you cross the River Styx.

  • Photo: American Horror Story: Asylum / FX
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    Shachath: 'American Horror Story: Asylum'

    Although her wings might be a bit unsettling, Shachath brings a certain level of peace to the soon-to-be-departed in Season 2 of American Horror Story. All in all, a kiss from Frances Conroy doesn't seem like the worst way to go.

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  • Photo: Sandman / DC Comics
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    Death: 'Sandman'

    According to the Sandman series, everyone has met Death at the time of their birth, so at least she won't be a total stranger when we meet her for the second/last time. In fact, Death is known to be a great confidant, like the cool older sister you never knew you had.

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  • Photo: Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey / Paramount

    Although terrifying at first, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey's Death is put in his place after our heroes give him a melvin. Death is continually foiled as he loses at games of Battleship, Clue, and Twister, but in the end, he turns out to be a good sport who stands by his word.

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  • Photo: The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy / Cartoon Network
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    Grim: 'The Grim Adventures Of Bill & Mandy'

    Who doesn't love a Grim Reaper with a heart of gold? While Grim from The Grim Adventures of Bill & Mandy might not want to admit he likes you, chances are you'll become fast friends and still manage to stay alive.

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