My current project have no place for such entity. However, if it's about the ideas, I have a few a concept about it: 1. Death and Time I always thought that death and our perception about time looks pretty well together--both of them are essential, inevitable and represent change. So a clockwork god with with a small clock instead of scythe, which represent the connection of both death (End--a Point) with time (Flow--a line) would do good. 2. Death is Alien People always try to say that death is, well, natural. Then why are we so afraid of it? why, when we wish for tomorrow, we reject the what it may brings (i.e, death) instead of accepting it? isn't that absurd? well then why don't make Death, and all entities connected to it, to be actually alien to the world? Perhaps, life was meant to go for an indefinitely, but something happened that cause it to well, end. Which is why almost every creature in this world keep trying to stave off death instead of accepting it; because It's not normal, it is unnatural to them. They eat to survive, run away to live for another day, mate to make sure their blood will go on, etc etc. Thus, rather than using the usual skull motif, the Grim Reaper could use more abstract/eldritch/alien concept, one that is unnatural and unnerving. 3. Death is born out of humanity's need for meaning The Grim Reaper is born because humanity's need to find meaning in this abstract world. Human who died before it exist will go to the nothing after death. Human is too terrified of this, because they doesn't know anything about it. They see pattern even though there's none, and began wishing really hard that the pattern is real and pomf! it becomes real. Thus, humanity formed the grim reaper, who bring people who died to the realm where they think they belong, not where they really belong (because there is none) The reaper appearance's vary, it is based on what the person in question think how it should look like rather than how it really is, because "it" doesn't really exist. If they don't believe in it, then "it" won't appear and the person would simply cease to be. I think that's it for now, I gotta take some rest.