So as you can see from my latest artwork, I've been playing Persona 3. I could not climb further Tartarus at the moment so I decided to grind on lower floors. And then suddenly, Fuuka started saying "Death draws near!"
I had no idea what was meant with Death draws near, until I saw on the map a shadow who was walking directly up to me. I was so scared, I ran for the access point, occasionally hitting walls as the map is not in the same direction of me walking.
The only thing that saved me is that my team was ordered to defeat any enemy they encounter.
I escaped my first reaper and ended up trying to find answers in total tears to this shadow on tumblr.
So basically he's there to kick my ass if I sit too long in one floor, if I get the card with the skull on it during shuffle time or when I get a shadow-free floor full of items.
This was utterly terrifying and I am scared to continue, even though I know how to mind the reaper and there's a reset button.
If you are asking why I did not battle it:
it's resistant to any kind of attack.