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The Death Cast

Strips in this theme: [First | Latest]



Well, actually a Death. There are Deaths for all sorts of different fatal events. The one we usually encounter seems to be stuck in menial jobs enforcing the sort of deaths that only occur under really stupid circumstances. Funny that. He started employment as Death of Insanely Overpowered Fireballs, but has been demoted, fired, rehired, redemoted, reredemoted, and reinstated.

[Death of Choking On A Giant Frog]

Death of Choking On A Giant Frog

This guy is one of the work rivals of the former Death of Insanely Overpowered Fireballs. He's a smarmy, highly competitive sort of guy, who will do anything to get ahead in the business. He's taken the radical step of not using a scythe in his work, seeing it as a relic of old-fashioned management principles.

[Head Death]

Head Death

Death, being a bureaucracy, needs supervisors. The Head Death wears a purple robe to mark his rank, and constantly promotes and demotes the other Deaths based on their job performance. His office is in the middle of an infinite featureless grey plane, which can only be navigated successfully by non-mortals.

[Death of Being Ground By A Mars Rover Rock Abrasion Tool]

Death of Being Ground By A Mars Rover Rock Abrasion Tool

After a really long time waiting for some action, this Death finally got his chance. Having done such a good job, he was promoted to the demanding Insanely Overpowered Fireballs portfolio, albeit briefly. This Death wears a cool space helmet (so he can breathe on Mars, of course) and carries a big gun.

[Death of Being Wrestled To Death By Steve]

Death of Being Wrestled To Death By Steve

This Death usurped Fireballs' plan to redeem himself when demoted to Living For Over 900 Years. Unfortunately, he ended up being wrestled to death by Steve, precipitating a major metaphysical cleanup operation. He seems to have recovered though.

[Death of Inhaling Hatmaking Chemicals]

Death of Inhaling Hatmaking Chemicals

This Death made a low-key debut as part of the Death strike picket line. He has a Cockney accent, but wears a fine top hat because, as he says, "The class system's dead, guv."

[Death of Drowning In A Reactor Pool]

Death of Drowning In A Reactor Pool

This Death supervised Dr No's demise in the James Stud theme. He has a nice green radioactive glow. It's handy for reading at night.



Charon is the Ferryman of the Underworld, who carries dead souls across the river Acheron to Hades. He demands a coin for passage, but isn't too fussed if you don't happen to have any spare change on you. His role in the greater organisation of Death is mysteriously unclear...

Death Scorecard

The Deaths change assignments a lot, and I've ended up confused as to what they're all doing at times. So here's a scorecard.

Strip Insanely Overpowered Fireballs Choking On A Giant Frog Having Your Pelvis Crushed Ground By A Mars Rover Rock Abrasion Tool Impaled By A Javelin Stabbed By A Cutlass Wrestled To Death By Steve Inhaling Hatmaking Chemicals Drowning In A Reactor Pool
189 Debut                
206 Demoted to Sat On By A Giant Frog                
268   Debut              
342     Debut            
392       Debut          
399         Debut; promoted to Annoying The Cartoonist        
401 Fired     Promoted to Insanely Overpowered Fireballs          
452       Demoted to Sat On By A Giant Frog          
461 Rehired as Insanely Overpowered Fireballs                
495           Debut      
584 Demoted to Living For Over 900 Years                
647             Debut    
657             Wrestled to death by Steve    
671 Demoted to a Fate Worse Than Death                
926               Debut  
970 Reinstated as Insanely Overpowered Fireballs                
1298             Appears to have recovered    
1407 Demoted to Being Poisoned By Licking A Giant Frog                
1555 Reinstated as Insanely Overpowered Fireballs                
1661                 Debut

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