Death is my favorite of Dream’s siblings.
Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series has me saying nonsensical things like that and meaning every word.
In Gaiman’s universe, our hero Dream has six siblings. I’ve met five of them: Death, Desire, Delirium, Despair, and Destiny.
Destiny is the oldest, and he seems like a little bit of a wet blanket. Delirium sounds like she’d be fun, but she’s gone a little mad since the days she was known as Delight. Desire is a tricky scoundrel who takes the male or female form as he or she feels fit. Desire’s twin is Despair–and she just sounds exhausting.
Which leaves us with Death. She is spunky and kind. And eventually we all belong to Death, no matter how much time we spend tangling with her brothers and sisters. I like Death’s attitude and I like her style. Here she is in formal wear, for a family meeting.
I’d like to pick up a lot of things from Death: how to be kind to people in a time of need, how to be dependable to your friends and family, and how to rock your own personal style.
If Death were in real life instead of comic book life, here’s what she might wear:
Death can dress up, when the situation calls for it. But I bet her personality still shines through and you know she has some fun jewelry.
If she’s heading out for a date night (does Death date??), I could see her throwing on some jeans and a cool blazer.
And of course, she knows how to keep it simple and true to herself. You can read what I thought about Sandman Vol. 1 here. I’m on volume 6 now and I can’t wait to keep reading.
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I’m a longtime Death fan and I would totally rock all those outfits given the chance. Not sure about the heels in the dress version though, I’m dangerous in heels. Might have to swap them for some kitten heels.
That would be great, too!
If memory serves, Gaiman was inspired to base Death on Tori Amos at the time.
I didn’t know that! That’s cool.
I always thought that Delirium was inspired by Tori…