In the first Batman Yr2 script the Reaper was
supposed to be a crimefighter who wore a skull
mask and basic robe as a costume-- and used
a scythe/gun weapon but, as he was supposed
to be a generation older than Batman, I
thought he should have an edge and
suggested this design. Which eventually led to
developng the coreography for the fight which
can be seen by clicking on the Batlight.