|Powers and Abilities||Can reap souls, stop time, and alter human perception. Invisible to living humans.|
|Vulnerabilities|| Can be killed by Death's Scythe and Angel Swords.|
Can be bound by spells and Enochian symbols.
|Appearance||Spirit-like; can alter how humans perceive them.|
|Episode(s)|| 1.12 Faith|
2.01 In My Time of Dying
4.15 Death Takes a Holiday
5.10 Abandon All Hope...
5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight
6.11 Appointment in Samarra
7.10 Death's Door
8.19 Taxi Driver
Reapers are responsible for escorting deceased souls to the afterlife, and they refuse - or are unable - to tell the deceased what awaits them. Reapers serve Death and are not aligned with Heaven or Hell. Death may have created them, although this has yet to be clarified in Canon. According to Castiel, Reapers gather in groups "at times of great catastrophe" or distress, and he lists the Chicago Fire of 1871, the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, and the destruction of Pompeii as examples.
Powers and Abilities
- Invisible to humans unless the person is near death or in spirit or astral projection form. May also become visible at will to mortals.
- Able to stop time.
- Capable of altering human perception to make themselves appear any way they want.
- Vulnerable to Death's Scythe,
- Can be bound using spells  and Enochian runes
- Can also be possessed by demons, although the only demon that was known to be capable of doing this was Azazel, who is more powerful than the average demon.
- Can be killed by an Angel Sword
Sue Le Grange uses black magic to harness a reaper. She turns her husband Roy Le Grange into a faith healer by forcing the reaper to kill people whom she thinks are immoral and transfer their lifeforces to Roy's ailing supplicants. A dying Dean is saved in this manner. The reaper is released when Sam smashes her necklace, and it kills her.
A reaper appears as a young woman calling itself Tessa, and tries to help Dean cross over. She tells him that souls who refuse to move on become vengeful spirits. Azazel possesses Tessa in order to return Dean to his body and fulfill his end of the deal with John.
Tessa turns up when a reaper in a small town disappears, and the fatally injured people in the vicinity stop dying. She is kidnapped by Alastair. Killing two Reapers under a solstice moon is one of The 66 Seals. A ritual is performed, and the actual killing involves a special scythe - Death's Scythe. According to Alastair, the scythe belongs to Death one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, "An old friend lent it to me. You know, he doesn't really ride a pale horse, but he does have three amigos." While the first reaper is killed, Sam and Dean manage to save Tessa, who then begins reaping those who should already have died.
Crowley sees a neighborhood in Chicago "swarming with reapers." Death is in town planning to unleash a storm and other natural disasters that will kill 3 million people.
After Bobby is shot in the head by Dick Roman, he slips into a coma. While traversing his own mind, Bobby's Reaper appears before him, intending to take him to the afterlife. The reaper reveals that due to Bobby's condition, it is unable to reap him through conventional means, and had to enter his mind to retrieve him. Bobby, needing to pass on a message to Dean and Sam, refuses to go with it and flees further into his own mind, much to the reaper's irritation. Later, Bobby manages to temporarily imprison the being using a spell he had learned, in an attempt to slow it down. The reaper is not concerned, as Bobby's deteriorating mind would eventually free him. Instead, it warns Bobby that he would become a ghost if he continued to persist, and assured him that he had done enough for the world and the boys. Bobby, disregarding himself, refuses and goes through the last door in his mind. After he wakes up and eventually slips back into the coma, the reaper is there waiting for him. It attempts to convince Bobby to move on one last time, assuring him that the Winchesters would be just fine without him, and warning him that he had just one last memory left. Bobby's answer is not heard.
Needing to sneak into Hell, Sam and Dean approach rogue Reaper Ajay to take them after learning that he and other rogue Reapers transport mortals and souls in and out of Heaven and Hell for a price. Sam and Dean learn that when they burned Bobby Singer's flask, Ajay took his soul to Hell on Crowley's orders. Ajay agrees to take Sam to Hell on the terms that the Winchesters will owe him a favor in the future. Sam agrees and Ajay takes him to Purgatory where a portal to Hell exists that acts as a backdoor. Ajay tells Sam to meet him where he dropped him off in exactly 24 hours and leaves, however, Crowley learns of the deal from one of his minions and questions Ajay. After learning that he helped Sam sneak into Hell and that he is due to pick him up, Crowley kills the Reaper with an Angel Sword to prevent the pick-up and trap Sam in Purgatory.