Alias


Grim Reaper
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Eric Williams
Occupation
Criminal
Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Paterson, New Jersey
Group Affiliation

HYDRA

Legion of the Unliving

Lethal Legion

Maggia


Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
6' 4"
Weight
225 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Gray
Known Powers

Mystically powered corpse with superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina and durability; capable of a vast array of mystical feats including shape-shifting, teleportation, manipulation of matter on a molecular scale, reanimation of the dead, summoning of minor demons and emotional vampirism by feeding on the despair of others.


Note: Apparently the Grim Reaper has reverted to mortal form and possess no known superhuman powers.


Accessories

Scythe: Bladed weapon with a vast array of offensive and defensive capabilities worn upon the right hand.


Common Enemies
Avengers
Wonder Man
Regularly Appearing
Avengers Vol. 1
First Appearance
Avengers Vol. 1 #52 (May, 1968)
Creator
Roy Thomas & John Buscema
Origin

The older brother of Simon Williams, Eric Williams was different from his brother in every way, where Simon defined himself by his virtue, Eric defining himself by his cruelty and crimes. Idealizing his brother, Eric both admired and resented his brother.


While Eric found his fortune in crime, Simon inherited the family business, but it began to fail. Desperate to save the family business Simon turned to his criminal brother for help - an act which lead to embezzlement and Simon's arrest.


After a series of events lead to Simon's transformation into Wonder Man and his apparent death, Eric blamed the Avengers for his brother's demise and using his criminal contacts transformed himself into the vengeful Grim Reaper.