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"Lady Death"
Character Info
Alias/Nicknames: "Lady Death"


Gender: Female in human form
Age: Ageless
Status: Neither truly alive nor dead
Mental Status: Unknown
Physical attributes
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Appearance: Book Two: Dawn's Shadow (FA)
Class: N/A

Lady Death, also simply known as Death or sometimes as the Grim Reaper is the human manifestation of the spirit of death. Immortals like Damien are able to see her in her human form and it is implied that Anisha too has seen death personified three times before, recently in the from of a crow.


She was the first mortal to perish, and thus granted the honor of guiding the dead to the after life. For she traveled there before all others.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

As the spirit of Death, she can exist in many forms simultaneously. Her sole duty is to reap the souls of the dead to allow them to pass on into the afterlife.


Damien SomerfieldEdit

She is first seen meeting  Damien in human form at the park in Cold Harbor. She claims to be stalking him out of 'care, curiosity and concern' and is aware of his possession by Salvia, his real name, as well as what may wait for him beyond the grave.

She pities his existence both as an immortal and a human vessel for Salvia's soul fragment. To correct this 'error' she encourages him to lose the will to live and seek out something that can kill him. She makes no promise of salvation in the afterlife but does prefer that he accept death peacefully. 

After Damien tells her his intent to justify his exisitence and make his own salvation through living she is bemused and skeptical but accepts his resolve, believing one day he will inevitably return his fatalistic mindset. 

Anisha HinataEdit

Where Damien saw Death in her human form, Hinata saw her as a crow. She has claimed to have seen her three times before.


She refers to the Tiste Hora as 'Clement' and the two share a mutual disdain for each other. Whereas Salvia siphons soul energy she leaves withered remains for Lady Death to tend to. Due to the laws of fate they cannot directly confront each other.  

Trivia Edit

  • Despite the existence of the Japan Secret Death Organization her jurisdiction remains universal as unlike the Shinigami her role isn't to actively cause death against selected targets but to guide those who have passed on.
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