The original Death appeared as a very slender, and almost skeleton-like, older man. He would approach any situation in a dry, calm demeanor, never raising his voice or revealing any emotions beyond slight annoyance. Death is initially seen as being catastrophic, but after the re-imprisonment of Lucifer, he returns to his position as the leader of the [[reapers]] as a force for balance in the natural order. Death's knowledge and age are immeasurable, and his power is immense, exceeding that of almost any other entity encountered barring [[God]] and [[the Darkness]] / [[Amara]]. Death also had a fondness for junk food; including bacon dogs, pizza, soda and fried pickle chips.
The original Death also appeared to have a relaxed approach to reaping, allowing Sam and Dean to constantly be resurrected despite the consequences to the natural order. As well as allowing various rogue reapers to operate. With the reaper [[Billie]] taking the mantle of Death, she has instituted a no direct interference policy to all reapers. However, she has been shown to make very rare exceptions, bringing Dean back when the notebooks in [[Death's
Reading Room]] stated that it was not his time to die and teleporting Sam, Castiel, Jack and Michael to the Bunker to save their lives.
[[Chuck Shurley]] admits to Sam and Dean that he enjoyed the old Death better than Billie, "he was all about fried pickles and tickle porn" -- claiming she involves herself too much.<ref>[[14.20 Moriah]]</ref>