Grim Reap·er
ɡrim ˈrēpər/
A personification of death in the form of a cloaked skeleton wielding a large scythe.
You have nothing to fear from the grim reaper. He just collects afterwards.
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The Grim Reaper is Death with a capital D. He is perhaps the most recognized entity of all time, neither ghost nor god; the Grim Reaper is a psychopomp who’s job is to conduct the souls of the recently dead into the afterlife. He is often depicted as a tall pale skeletal figure shrouded in a long, dark, black hooded cloak wielding a scythe which he uses to harvest souls with, although some accounts say he just touches the person to pop their soul so they don’t feel pain when they die. When he moves, he seemingly glides rather than walking. The Grim Reaper is known for not saying much, always having a grin on his face, and of course being the main focus of attention in whatever room he is in. He is able to turn his head completely around a la Linda Blair so that he can survey his domain; The Reaper must be vigilant lest someone try to cheat him.

He rides in a rickety old coach drawn by white horses that makes a god awful noise due to the stones he carries in it. When he takes someone’s soul, he drops off a stone. The Grim Reaper is not an omnipresent personification of death in charge of the entire world, but rather each area has their own Grim Reaper who serves as the Grim Reaper of the area until such a time as they find a replacement.

Decorations of him haunt tombs and graves, often with the engraving of “Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar and Thief…You will one day be were I am.” In some artwork the Grim Reaper is portrayed locked in embrace of Life (often pictured as a young woman.) The point is that life and death are connected and that life is as fleeting as the sweet bloom of youth.

The origins of the Grim Reaper go back far into the past and he was known by many names. In old Celtic folklore he was known as L’Ankou, sometimes called Father Time. To the Greeks he was known as Cronus and the Romans called him Saturn.

The Grim Reaper can teach us much. He serves as a reminder that life is short and to make the best of every day (eat dessert first and dance now), to cut away the dead wood and move ahead. The Grim Reaper also reminds us to care for out dearly departed. Go to the cemetery and care and lovelying tend a grave; go to a funernal and speak. Remember those you miss, however painful.
You can be a king or street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
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The thing you should dress up as to your friend’s funeral while saying and eating nothing.
Friend: I’ll give you 50 dollars if you dress up as a grim reaper at my funeral
Me: already planning it dude.
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That weird nigga in class that everyone avoids, except for the few who decide to be friends with him or her. They typically have some form of Asshole Syndrome and will beat somebodies ass for no reason other than the fact that they have disrespected their friends, family, or they just don't fucking like them. they are the respected people that everyone secretly looks up to, as they always have your back

they are typically pretty lonely and done with the bullshit curse known as life.
Damn, Look at him go! That's my nigga Kyle! OOH SHIT, he on the ground now cuh! He's the Gotdamn Grim Reaper

Man, yaint wanna fuck with him, he's the Grim Reaper!
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When ur soul is sucked from getting a blow job
Fuck man i just got grim reapered by that chick
(Gay version)Fuck man i just got grim reapered by Justin
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In folklore, the Grim Reaper is a genderless figure (assumedly male) who wears a dark cloak with a hood covering his face, and is renouned for carrying a scythe. It's hands and feet are normally that of a skeleton. Also referred to as Death, the Grim Reaper is said to kill anyone it touches.

In modern day storytelling, the Grim Reaper takes the soul of a person when it is their time to leave the living world. Many people believe Death is a messenger of Satan, but it takes life when it is the person's time, regardless of what happens in their afterlife.

Figuratively speaking, the Grim Reaper is in the gap between life and death, essentially helping people pass from the living world to that of the dead. He is the sign of Death, and his representation is shown on the tarot card for Death.
In the TV Series 'Dead Like Me', the Grim Reaper was infact a group of Reapers who took the souls of those about to die, to spare them the pain of their death and to help them cross to the next world.

Other representations of the Grim Reaper in shows such as 'Family Guy' or 'The Simpsons' show the more traditional counterpart, that his touch can kill instantly.

Many people claim that the representation of the Grim Reaper is seen before a person dies, and takes the soul of the person to lead them to a new place.
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The greatest job in the universe. He makes a living by walking around in a black hooded cloak carrying a large sythe and killing people.
I'm going to kill my highschool counceler for telling me i should go into technology. i want to be the freaking grim reaper
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