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Quote1 Reaper is my name. And you will not reprimand me or you'll find yourselves looking up at me in small pieces. Quote2
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The Reaper was a Holocaust survivor who became a ruthless killer for revenge.

Benjamin Gruener was a professional doctor and a German Jew, who survived the Holocaust. Unfortunately, the trauma of having endured through a Nazi concentration camp and having witnessed his family being killed by Nazi soldiers, lead him to adopt the costumed identity of the killer known as "The Reaper". Using large robes, a skull mask and a large scythe, Gruener resembled the mythical figure of the Grim Reaper in order to get revenge over the Nazi criminals that remained. As The Reaper, Gruener became a ruthless killer and when he realized that he had become the same as the criminals he hated, he stumbled to his apparent death from the top of a dam in Vermont during the Rutland Halloween Parade.[1]

Years later, he was removed from cryogenic suspension by the Black Mask's "Ministry of Science" as a weapon against the Batman.


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Equipment

  • Gruener uses as a two-handed scythe in his costumed identity


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.

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