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Villain Overview

That which has been duly sown, shall now be harvested, by the man who killed the trio of Avengers... I... the Grim Reaper!!
~ Grim Reaper.

Eric Williams, also known as the Grim Reaper, is a villain from Marvel Comics and an enemy of the Avengers.

History

Despite being the older brother, Eric Williams was always in the shadow of his younger brother, Simon. As boys, sociopathic Eric and the good son Simon were taught by one of their parents: Simon was well educated by their mother, while Eric was abused by their father, resulting in him becoming a thief.

When their father died, he left the family company to Simon, while Eric got nothing. Jealous of his brother's success, Eric was more than happy to manipulate Simon into embezzling money from the company when business began to fail.

When Simon became the superhero Wonder Man, and died saving the Avengers, Eric swore to kill the Avengers.

Creating a hi-tech scythe capable of draining life force energy, Eric put Hawkeye, Hank Pym and the Wasp in a coma, which seemed like death, but was defeated by new Avenger the Black Panther. After several defeats from the Avengers, and eventually death, the Grim Reaper is now a parasitic entity that feasts on life force energy to live, and has set his sights on his resurrected brother, Wonder Man.

Eric was eventually killed for good when the heroic android Vision self-destructed next to him, causing both of their deaths.

Powers and Abilities

Originally the Grim Reaper had no powers, but had good fighting skills and his powerful scythe, which he could project arcs of electricity and sap people's life force. He now has powers of necromancy, teleportation, demon summoning, illusion casting, and clairvoyance.

In other media

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

A redesigned Grim Reaper from "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes".

In the animated series, Grim Reaper is a sadistic and sociopathic mercenary who works for the terrorist organization HYDRA and is one of Baron Von Strucker's lieutenants. He has no superhuman powers, but has a cybernetic scythe on his right arm with a blaster attached to it.

He is a skilled fighter and his scythe is extremely sharp, able to cut through steel with ease. He was redesigned for the show, wearing a hooded cape and light armor. Reaper first appeared infiltrating the supervillain prison The Vault in order to free the captive Baron Strucker.

He succeeded, but was stopped by Nick Fury and put in the prison. After escaping during the mass breakout, he rejoined HYDRA. Eric later brought his frustrated brother Simon to A.I.M., where they turned him into Wonder Man so he could get revenge on Tony Stark.

Reaper was the representative for HYDRA when they made a deal with Man-Ape to get vibranium from Wakanda, and was partially responsible for the mutation of Klaw.

He was also HYDRA's representative in their deals with A.I.M., and took part in the battle when Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Captain America, and Black Panther attacked Hydra Island. During the battle, Reaper's scythe was shredded apart by Panther's claws and he was taken into custody by S.H.I.E.L.D.

He was voiced by Lance Henriksen, who also portrayed General Shepherd in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, John Milton in Scream 3, The Stranger in When A Stranger Calls, Emil Fouchon in Hard Target, Thomas Magruder in the Gun video games, Sergeant Daniel Neff in Damien: The Omen 2, Karl Bishop Weyland in the 2010 Alien vs. Predator video game, Lockdown in Transformers: Animated, Lieutenant in The Legend of Korra, Baron in Tangled: The Series and Dr. Jarret in Man's Best Friend.

Film

  • The Grim Reaper make an uncredited appearance in Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher. He appears as a buyer for the Leviathan organization who plan to auction stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. technology. He briefly participates in the final battle with the Avengers but is quickly defeated by Thor.

Videogames

  • In Captain America and the Avengers, released as an arcade console and for the Sega Genesis and SNES, the Grim Reaper is a boss character at the end of stage 2.
  • Grim Reaper appears as a mini-boss in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.
  • Grim Reaper is featured as a boss in the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
  • Grim Reaper is featured as a boss in the MMORPG Marvel Heroes.
  • Grim Reaper is featured as a hub boss and a playable character in Lego Marvel's Avengers.

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Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: HYDRA (Red Skull, Baron Von Strucker, Grim Reaper, Arnim Zola, Doughboy & Madame Viper) | Masters of Evil (Baron Zemo, Enchantress, Skurge, Chemistro, Abomination, Crimson Dynamo & Grey Gargoyle) | A.I.M. (M.O.D.O.K.) | Kree Empire (Supreme Intelligence, Colonel Yon-Rogg & Ronan the Accuser) | Absorbing Man | Klaw | Ultron | Wrecker | Thunderball | Piledriver | Red Hulk | Frost Giants (Loki Laufeyson & Ymir) | Technovore | Bi-Beast | The Leader | Whirlwind | Kang the Conqueror | Man-Ape | Malice | Mad Thinker | Mandrill | Graviton | Fenris Wolf | Lucia Von Bardas | Zzzax | Blizzard | Constrictor | Griffin | Living Laser | Whiplash | King Cobra | Magneto | Wendigo | Skrulls (Super-Skrull) | Malekith the Accursed | Hela | Doctor Doom | Surtur | Glenn Talbot | Winter Soldier | J. Jonah Jameson | Destroyer | Annihilus | Purple Man | Galactus | Firelord | Stardust | Terrax the Tamer
Avengers Assemble: HYDRA/A.I.M. (Red Skull, M.O.D.O.K., Blood Brothers, Grim Reaper, Crossbones & Baron Wolfgang von Strucker) | J. Jonah Jameson | Doctor Doom | Ulik | Impossible Man | Dracula | Hyperion | Wrecker | Thunderball | Piledriver | Destroyer | Loki Laufeyson | Chitauri | Justin Hammer | Mojo | Galactus | Ringmaster | Black Order (Thanos) | Hela | Winter Soldier | Nighthawk | Dormammu | Ultron | Roxxon Energy Corporation | Absorbing Man | Titania | Whirlwind | Fin Fang Foom | Masters of Evil (Baron Zemo, Beetle & Goliath) | Klaw | Ghost | A.I.M. (Kang the Conqueror, Whiplash & Spymaster) | Abomination | Kree Empire | Egghead | The Leader | Crimson Widow | Arnim Zola | Enchantress | Skurge | Typhoid Mary | Ares | Taskmaster | Doughboy | Ulik | Beyonder | Symbiotes | Morgan le Fey | Tiger Shark | Erik Killmonger | Man-Ape | Madame Masque | Kraven the Hunter | Vulture
Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.: M.O.D.O.K. | A.I.M. | Monica Rappaccini | The Anomaly | Hexus | Super-Adaptoid | Austin Van Der Sleet
What If...?: Yellowjacket | Loki Laufeyson

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Ultimate Avengers 1 & 2: Herr Kleiser | Chitauri
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow: Ultron
The Avengers: Loki Laufeyson | Chitauri (The Other & Leviathans) | HYDRA (Gideon Malick & Jasper Sitwell) | Georgi Luchkov | Thanos
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Ultron | Ultron Sentinels | HYDRA (Wolfgang von Strucker, List, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver) | Ulysses Klaue | Madame B | Chitauri (Leviathans) | Thanos
Avengers: Infinity War: Black Order (Thanos, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Nebula, Outriders, Chitauri & Leviathans) | Red Skull | The Collector | Loki Laufeyson | Winter Soldier | M'Baku | Scarlet Witch | Thunderbolt Ross
Avengers: Endgame: Black Order (Thanos, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Nebula, Outriders, Sakaaran Mercenaries, Chitauri, Leviathans & Chitauri Gorillas) | HYDRA/STRIKE (Red Skull, Alexander Pierce, Crossbones, Jasper Sitwell & Jack Rollins) | Loki Laufeyson (Loki Laufeyson (Variant L1130)) | Winter Soldier | M'Baku | Scarlet Witch | Kraglin Obfonteri | Dark Elves | Thunderbolt Ross | Akihiko

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Captain America and The Avengers: Red Skull | Crossbones | Klaw | Living Laser | Whirlwind | Sentinel | Wizard | Grim Reaper | Mandarin | Juggernaut | Ultron
Marvel's Avengers: M.O.D.O.K. | Monica Rappaccinni | Abomination | Taskmaster | Super-Adaptoid | Lyle Getz | Maestro | Klaw | Crossbones

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Captain America (1990): Red Skull | Valentina de Santis
Captain America: The First Avenger: HYDRA (Red Skull, Arnim Zola, Heinz Kruger, HYDRA Lieutenant, & Velt) | Adolf Hitler | Roeder | Hutter | Schneider
Heroes United: Iron Man and Captain America: HYDRA (Red Skull & Taskmaster)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: HYDRA/STRIKE (Alexander Pierce, Winter Soldier, Crossbones, Jack Rollins, Jasper Sitwell, Russo, Senator Stern, Arnim Zola, Wolfgang von Strucker, List, Scarlet Witch, & Quicksilver) | Georges Batroc | Ferdinand Lopez | Gerald Durand
Captain America: Civil War: Helmut Zemo | Thunderbolt Ross | Winter Soldier | Scarlet Witch | HYDRA (Vasily Karpov, Josef, & Winter Soldiers) | Hero Mercs (Crossbones)

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Winter Soldier | Flag Smashers (Flag-Smasher, Dovich, Gigi, DeeDee, Lennox, Nico, Matias, & Diego) | Sharon Carter | Baron Zemo | LAF (Georges Batroc & Louie) | Senator Atwood
What If...?: Red Skull | Arnim Zola | Heinz Kruger | HYDRA's Champion

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Blackheart | Black Talon | Enchantress | Goliath | Grim Reaper | Mephisto | Rampage | Supreme Intelligence

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