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The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, #15, Death
The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, Death

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It�s a strange one, this; mystifying, on the face of it. Death�s own comic is just good, not brilliant; she doesn�t appear much in Sandman, and she�s not nearly as nuanced a character as Sandman himself, or their younger sister Delirium (formerly Delight). But from the moment she appeared, she�s been wildly popular with fans, won over by this bright, cheery figure in place of the traditional skeletal Reaper. Perhaps it�s because Death�s duties make such cheerfulness double-edged, and because she has an air of mystery about her that gives her incalculable depth. What�s more, she�s the wise elder sister that everyone wishes they had, far more pulled together and at peace than any of the other Endless (except, perhaps, Destiny), and she gets to tie the whole series together come its final act. A perfect demonstration that the best characters needn�t be overworked, and that the grim reaper doesn�t have to be grim.

FIRST APPEARED IN THE SANDMAN, VOL. 2, #8 (1989)
CREATED BY NEIL GAIMAN

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Cute Goth girl, tends to wear all black except for a silver Ankh necklace and a design like the Eye of Horus around the corner of her eye.
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No screen version yet, but Christina Ricci in Penelope mode would do it, or Jennifer Garner if you like to think outside the box.
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Death has an extensive collection of floppy hats, and two goldfish, called Slim and Wandsworth
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