The Reaper is a Phobophage. It first appears in Proven Guilty.


The Reaper is a Phobophage that took on the appearance of a horror movie monster and attacked a room full of people attending SplatterCon!!!.[1] It can't be slain and brings death to the wicked.[2] The Reaper is from the Suburban Slasher films,[1] injuring Rosanna Marcella[2] and Miss Becton.[3]

At SplatterCon!!!, the Reaper is seven feet tall, thick and muscled, he wore overalls and a ski mask and held a long, curved sickle in his right hand.[1]

At Arctis Tor, The Reaper in its true form had giant claws under the superimposed image of the Scythe.[4]

In the seriesEdit

Proven GuiltyEdit

Hearing screams, Harry Dresden and Henry Rawlins entered the darkened room where a horror film was being shown holding his amulet aloft for light. Dresden saw a big sickle-bearing man in a ski mask leaning over a woman. Rawlins shot him him and he threw the girl aside, hard. When the killer went for Rawlins, Dresden aimed a shot of Kinetic force with his staff, knocking him against the projector and the screen. The Reaper vanished leaving ectoplasmic slime behind.[1]

Several people were dead or badly injured. Among them was Molly Carpenter's friend, Rosanna Marcella who swore that it was really the Reaper and not a guy in costume. On the case was Detective Greene who questioned Harr Dresden over and over.[2] Later, Greene tried to railroad Molly Carpenter and ws stopped by Dresden with help from Lydia Stern.[5]

Later, Scarecrow, the Reaper, and Hammerhands attacked the Carpenter home and abducted Molly Carpenter taking her into the Nevernever.[6]

At Arctis Tor, the Reaper reappeared and fought with Thomas Raith. Thomas cut off its claws and sliced open it's belly with an "X"—green-white fire spilled out.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Proven Guilty, ch. 12
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Proven Guilty, ch. 13
  3. Proven Guilty, ch. 17
  4. 4.0 4.1 Proven Guilty, ch. 37
  5. Proven Guilty, ch. 22
  6. Proven Guilty, ch. 31

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