|Genre||Action, Bangsian fantasy, Supernatural|
|Created by||Bleedman (art, story) |
Heather M. Solomon (former story)
|Published by||Snafu Comics|
|Original Run||January 2005 - Ongoing|
|Extra||Afterbirth (conmission by Griddles)|
Grim Tales, often shortened to GT, is a manga-styled fancomic drawn by Bleedman and is hosted at Snafu Comics. Bleedman did all the art for Grim Tales while Griddles helped with the story. In Chapter 2 was another story helped named Heather M. Solomon, but she was not mentioned in other chapters.
The comic is mainly based on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, but also other series and movies for example: Danny Phantom, The Powerpuff Girls, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Fairly OddParents, Hey Arnold!, Hellspawn, Mina and the Count and Adventure Time.
One of the future chapters called Afterbirth have been leaked on the internet. But it was also said that this story might not be in and so isn't considered canon, yet.
The story mainly focuses on two characters, one is Grim Jr., the son of the Grim Reaper and a boy who dreams of having powers and adventures, and the other is his sister Minimandy, a smart girl who simply wish to love her brother. The both of them go on amazing adventures and sometimes with their friend Mimi, a devil girl who occasionally supports them.
The story begins with Grim Jr. and Minniemandy entering a place referred to as "Somewhere Down Below" through a portal. As promised Jr. leads Minnie to a patch of Necropollins, a rare, deadly yet beautiful type of flower that only grows in Malebolgia and that Minnie has always wanted to see. Jr. has brought her there to make up to her about what had happened to her.
Unfortunately while their back were turned they were ambushed by a Demon known as the Violator. Jr. attempts to fight him off but he is simply flicked out of the way, leaving his body in pieces. Minnie, after retrieving Jr.'s head, informs the demon that she has no reason to be afraid of him, stating that he is dumber then one hundred idiots combined. Just when he is about to rip out Minnie's tongue Spawn arrives and cuts off his hand.
Spawn claims the siblings are under his protection and orders the demon to step away. Unfortunately for him the Violator refuses the chance to back away and for his troubles is killed by Spawn. Junior is over joyed at the entertaining spectacle but Minnie reminds him that he will likely see many more like it once he has ascended to their father's, the Grim Reaper, throne, Jr. asking Minnie not to remind him.
Junior thinks back to three days ago, the night of their first Halloween, he and Minnie didn't always look like this, nor were they this close. Three days previously while Junior is still a skeleton he's missing his eye, while Minnie has both of her eyes and looks human. Junior asks his mother, Mandy exactly what is Halloween. Answering him in the simplest way she could she took him and Minnie to Halloween Town.
The Siblings get caught up in the festivities singing along with the locals the Pumpkin song. Unfortunately at the end the siblings are surprised by their Uncle Jack Skellington who grabs them in a hug with a "boo" scaring Junior whom runs into his mother's arms the first chance he gets. Mandy explains that Jack is their uncle on their Father's side. The Mayor introduces the crowd to the rulers of the realm the Grim Family, receiving applause in response.
Later that night the party is in full swing, Junior has opted to sit out while Minnie is, as Junior puts it, showing off with Jack. Sally notes that Junior is alone and thus offers him a dance. Taking her up on the offer Junior busts out in a break dance and attempts to rub it in Minnie's face. Unfortunately Junior trips on Minnie resulting in a humiliating end with his head in the apple bobbing tank.
While Jack attempts to calm the laughing mad crowd Junior decides to leave the party, growling at Minnie to leave him alone. Grim wonders if the two of them will ever get along to which Mandy tells him to give them time. Arriving outside Junior is met by Zero Jack's dog, and begins playing fetch with him using one of his rib bones. Unfortunately Junior is soon sacked, quite literary, by Lock Shock and Barrel.
The trio take Junior to their club house where they untie him and explain that the sack was just part of a elaborate initiation ritual into their little group. They request information on Juniors parents to which he brings out his father's diary. Grim in flashback form explains how he is the second most feared being in the underworld, the honor of the most feared belongs to his wife Mandy.
Grim is aware of the fact that being married to the cruelest, meanest, most feared being in the universe is not exactly the best deal in the universe, but it beats being the laughing stock of the underworld, which he was when he met Billy and Mandy. They were brought to his attention via a sick hamster and got into a limbo contest with them and as a consequence he is now their "best friend."
Grim made it no secret that he loathed the pair, which prompted a rare smirk on Mandy's sour little face. Mandy was a vicious little child who hated the world around her, although morbid she never wore goth clothing instead opting for a pink dress, she's also over domineering which managed to reduce Grim, the lord of death, to a slave. Billy on the other hand is a idiot, a IQ of -5, if the world was populated by the likes of him zombies would starve.
The three of them would go on many adventures, they would face off against monsters, bounty hunters, gods, the world would often be destroyed, they would be horribly disfigured, or a cosmic rift would threaten all of reality but they would always end up alright in the end. Regardless of the abuse, torture and humiliation he suffered at their hands Grim actually became rather fond of the two of them, filling their hourglasses with sand on occasion.
Sadly for Grim Mandy was no fool, one hot day in August Mandy had grown suspicious of her odd survival rate, being repeatedly vaporized that week alone, and wondering if it's her time yet. One day while at a BBQ in Billy's backyard Mandy confronted Grim again, violently, and forced him to show her her hour glass, which as it turns out is empty. Asking Grim why he hasn't reaped her yet he claims that it's because of their deal.
Mandy insults Grim, saying he has sunk to a new low, he is Death personified and yet he refuses to kill someone that by his own admittance hates, loathes, and despises with every fiber of his being, jokingly suggesting that he's going to kill her for her insults to him. Undeterred Mandy decides to test a theory, bringing out a large kitchen knife she uses it to rip her own throat out and kill herself much to Grim's shock.
Thanks to Grim's intervention Mandy's wound is instantly healed. Mandy questions Grim on exactly what she is, which according to Grim she's technically immortal, she will die when he says so and not a moment earlier. Mandy also questions Billy's hour glass, which is revealed to be twisted, bulbous and all turned around in different places. As far as Grim can tell Billy will die shortly before or after she does.
Deciding to freshen up Mandy has Grim bring her home. While Grim irons her cloths Mandy changes into a black version of her dress and questions Grim on when he will be ready to kill her, to which he states when he's ready. Mandy questions what the difference between now and later is, simple fact is she's going to hell either way, sooner she gets there the sooner she takes over.
Deciding to deal with the problem now Mandy calls off the deal with Grim, stating that they are no longer friends, saying that Grim can no longer be who he needs to be around her and Billy. Grim questions her about Billy, pointing out that he will miss Grim dearly. Mandy easily fools him with a black cloak and a old broom, Grim suspected that if the broom was alive it would beg him for death for having to put up with Billy constantly.
Billy eventually died, the sinless idiot went to Heaven at first, until he annoyed the saints to the point that they kicked him out. He was sent to Purgatory next but not for long, he was soon sent to Hell but they soon learned to fear him above all others so they kicked him out too. He found his way back to earth where he hung out with Grim for a while until Grim had to leave, Mandy exploited Irwin too for a while until it was his time as well.
She usurped power in the neighborhood, under her command the neighborhood watch looked like a Nazi march. She'd see Grim on and off again often, asking the usual questions how's it been, has Billy escaped again and of course is it time yet? Mandy's left wing antics got her as far as mayor, and taking advantage of her immortality she pursued a night job as a hit-woman and Grim would watch as she grew into a beautiful and deadly woman.
Finally, in the prime of her life, Grim worked up the nerve to strike her down. Under the alias Joe Black and in a human disguise Grim entered her office with the intention of asking her to marry him. The ring cost 3467 Dollars, but the look on her face was priceless. Mandy at first expected some half-baked story about her making Grim into a better person but Grim corrects her, he hates her, she has humiliated him, driven him insane with envy of the dark aura from every fiber of her being.
The simple fact is she has not made him into a better person, she has twisted him into a horrible monster and for that reason she has reminded him of who he is... He's the Grim Reaper and she has 15 seconds to say yes before he kills her. Grim comments that for the first and last time in Mandy's entire life she was scared. Grim started to think about the fateful day that Grim was set on this path.
Arguing with Billy was never a pleasant thing to do. He wanted to know what it was like to be death for a day so they swapped places. Billy exceeded every expectation Grim would go so far as to say that he couldn't reap the souls of bacteria if his existence depended on it, the only way he could impart death was by laughter. Mandy also wanted to give it a try, switching places with Grim. Attempting to take advantage Grim attempted to find damaging information on Mandy.
Looking through her things he discovered plans listing details for something call "operation freedom" checking the date on the plans, September 11th 2001 Grim realized that it was today. Checking the news Grim saw as the Twin Towers were taken down exactly how Mandy listed they would be. There were more plans where they came from listing the details of natural disasters, serial killers, terrorist attacks years in advance.
Grim fondly thought back to his early days, he had done horrible, unforgivable things much like what Mandy had done now that would forever mark the passage of time. Then he remembered that even before he met them he had been reduced to reaping the souls of rodents like hamsters or squirrels. These plans had been made for the sole purpose of getting Grim back into shape, overjoyed he thanked Mandy and declared that he was back.
Fond memories aside Grim still needed a answer, the Scythe was centimeters from her waist before she said I do. Grim later admitted that it was easily the best move he had ever made. In the present Shock is swooning over the "love story" between the two. Junior draws their attention to the family album in the diary, finding pictures of their honey moon, their home, their family, Grim at the abortion clinic, and baby pictures of Jr. and Minnie.
Junior took the opportunity to introduce his new friends to his god Father Nergal Junior, easily one of the most feared demon warriors in the underworld armed with "cool tentacle thingies that turn into any weapon he can think of". When they ask about Minnie they realize she is the Minnie-Mandy, as in famous child actress Minnie-Mandy. Junior however claims that she is a glory hog and a show off.
Worst yet she took away his godfather from him. Growing tired of Juniors winy jealous personality they instead ask about his reaper powers to which he admits he doesn't have any, claiming to never study or practice. With this Junior is knocked out with a blow to the head. Narration switches to Sir Raven who explains that with the situation Junior is in now, it's a good thing he's already dead.
Junior is soon revealed to be in the custody of Oogie Boogie who has trapped him in his laboratory. Sir Raven states that Death is the color of fate Jr.'s fate, and is glad that it's Junior's color and not his. The scene switches to Curly Hill where Minnie is still thinking about Junior, realizing she is alone and to take her mind off of him she uses her Nergal powers in a midair dance spectacle.
However Zero arrives in the grave yard with Junior's rib and Minnie realizes that something is wrong with Junior and has the dog lead her to him. Meanwhile Junior is demanding his immediate release wanting to know what Oogie and the others want with him to which the ball of slime gladly explains. He use to be business partners with Grim, hosting a gambling ring with the lives of people on the line.
However when Oogie wanted to go big Grim quit and Oogie's business crumbled. Junior asks if that was what he wants, his father to work with him again. While a good guess Oogie has something else in mind, he intends to simply dissect Junior and rip the secrets of the Reapers out of him. However Minnie arrives in time to stop the dissection with a arrow ordering Oogie to stand down.
Minnie and Oogie draw their fencing swords, Minnie making her's with her Nergaling powers, and prepare to battle. Minnie offers Oogie one chance to back down and hand over her brother but he rejects the offer summoning his minions to fight her for him. Unfortunately for Oogie they prove to be no match for Minnie whom easily destroys them all. Oogie is able to beg for his life, only because the pitiful act disgusts her.
Minnie spares Oogie but warns that next time she will not be as forgiving. Unfortunately Junior is significantly less grateful than Oogie, yelling at Minnie, claiming he had the situation completely under control. Furthermore he also claims that Minnie was just showing off all her talent and power, just like she always does and prepares to leave the emotionally distraught Minnie and ruined Oogie.
Oogie takes advantage of the situation to bring out his trump card the Pumpkinator who grabs Minnie and rips her apart, leaving her limbless, bloody and gutted. Junior, horrified at what he helped do, attempted to help Minnie but he didn't know how. Minnie removes her right eye and puts it into Junior's empty eye socket, as a result Junior is attacked by Minnie's severed tentacles who strangle him and cause him to pass out.
Junior wakes up inside his dream world where he meets the original Nergal, or precisely a manifestation of him, who explains to him what has just happened. Junior expects a lecture but Nergal decides that he has been punished enough for one day. He explains that a dying Nergal can give another all their powers, memories, their hopes, their dreams, their fears, everything that makes them them to another and that is exactly what Minnie just did.
Nergal warns Junior that if he can't move past his sister's death then it will consume him. Junior wakes up in the real world with his sister, now in the form of a angel, in his arms. At the same time Grim realizes that something is wrong with Junior and Minnie and grabs Mandy to go find them. Meanwhile Junior has already ripped the Pumpkinator apart and is preparing to exact revenge on Oogie.
Unfortunately a angel by the name of Redeemer comes and claims Minnie's soul for Heaven. Junior attempts to stop him and for his trouble his hand is cut off. Redeemer allows the two siblings their final farewell's before taking Minnie away. Overwhelmed with despair Junior allows his new powers to take control of him and they deem him and his body weak though his potential is great.
Thus as a "gift" they fuse his body with the Pumpkinator creating the Demon Reaper. Mandy and Grim arrive outside the manor in time to see Minnie being taken away to Heaven while Junior's inner Nergal prepares to give him all the power and revenge he could ever want. Meanwhile from the Ghost Zone Clockwork observes these events and to quote his old friend the Grim Reaper "It is Time."
In the Ghost Zone Clockwork has freed Dan Phantom from the Fenton Thermos. Dan's joy is very brief however, the timeline from which he came has long since been wiped out, if he so choose Clockwork could erase him as well with something as simple as a snap of his fingers. Realizing that Clockwork wants something from him he tells him to be out with it already.
Clockwork shows Dan Junior currently on a rampage killing off Oogie, Lock, Shock and Barrel and eating their souls. It will continue to do this and never stop, as it finishes one realm it will move onto another, and another, and another until all life ceases to exist, including itself eventually. Clockwork believes Dan might just be powerful enough to stop it.
Meanwhile the Demon Reaper arrives in Halloween Town and wastes no time before it begins to slaughter, Jack orders Sally to begin the evacuations while he, Grim and Mandy try their best to hold off the beast. While they put up a admirable effort they are ultimately no match for the beast and are forced to retreat. Mandy orders Lord Pain to bring in the army and he arrives just in time.
Pain summons the Beast of Destruction to fight the beast but it proves no match for it, literally eaten in one bite, which is even worst then the army. Luckily Dan arrives and finally starts doing some damage to the beast. While Dan is putting it out of commission Grim and Clockwork sneak inside to retrieve Junior's soul. Once inside Grim questions why Clockwork simply didn't stop all of this from happening.
According to Clockwork somethings were simply meant to happen, case in point, and that preventing it from happening would do more harm than good. Nergal, or more specifically Nergal's mental projection, confronts the two of them. Hallucination or not Grim wants a word with the demonic creature. Grim rests the blame of these events solely on Nergal and his son, who went "screwing" with his wife and making her bear a Demon Girl.
As far as Grim is concerned Minnie should have been born as a Reaper like him and her brother and is therefore not his daughter. If that is the way he feels then Nergal agrees with him, and at the same time that also means that Junior is no more his son than Minnie his daughter. Bringing a child in the world goes against Grim's very nature, the only way he could have a son was through abortion, to impregnate Mandy and have Junior ripped from her womb.
Further more as far as Nergal is concerned that makes every abortion, miscarriage, and any others who will not know their first breath of life also Grim's children. Nergal would be damned before he'd let Grim do that to his family. Interrupting the argument about life and death Clockwork reminds the pair why they are there, pointing out Junior's soul which is in the middle of a life and death struggle with his inner Nergal.
With Clockwork's powers useless inside the beast Nergal shows the pair the way out. Clockwork goes first carrying Junior followed by Grim who was still holding off the beast from within. Once outside the Beast Grim realizes that Clockwork took Junior and went off on his own. Worst yet the beast has recovered from Dan's initial attack and retaliates with his own version of Dan's Ghostly Wail.
Luckily Nergal Junior arrives to help deal with his wayward godson saving Dan from getting reaped. Meanwhile Junior has been dropped off in the Realm of Flesh and Blood by Clockwork where he encounters Redeemer.
Spawn kills the Violator then questions Minnie and Junior about what they were doing there. Junior claims he could have easily taken that demon, briefly demonstrating his Nergal powers though Minnie warns him not to be reckless, ordering the powers back under control via the Nergal language. Spawn plans on taking the siblings back to their parents. Junior offers to explain the "sort of" long story to Spawn, summarizing what has happened thus far.
When Junior awoke he was greeted by Clockwork whom explains that while in the realm of flesh and blood Junior exists as a manifestation of his soul, which indecently is human. While the Underworld's finest warriors have been enlisted to fight the beast they alone are not enough, in order to truly defeat the beast is for Junior to play his role in the story. As Clockwork leaves Redeemer comes in and confronts Junior.
Redeemer admits that he didn't expect to see Junior again but he decides it doesn't matter. Right now he needs to get Minnie back. Demanding a explanation from the Angel he explains that they were ambushed outside the gates of Heaven by a demon. Though he didn't recognize her there was a air of familiarity, he has only ever seen another like her from one whose name is greatly feared though it is unspoken, he is simply known as "Him."
Junior decides to come along, Redeemer has no choice but let him tag along, fate seems to have brought them together and it's not safe to fly there anyway. Besides he see's something different in Junior now, and it's not just that he has skin to go with his bones now, he suspects it's because of his sister's eye. While thinking about it Junior runs into a girl named Mimi, who is being chased by Billy Kincaid.
Redeemer saves the pair from Billy by cutting off his hand and chasing him away. Junior notes that Mimi has had both of her hands chopped off, comparing it to Redeemer's habit of cutting people's hands off. They are found by Mimi's caretaker Jeffrey the Spider and though Junior is at first scared of the fearsome looking creature Redeemer insists that the soul is pure and not evil, which seems to be back up by his friendly demeanor.
Jeff insists on giving the group a little hospitality, pointing out that the Blizzard is going to get worst very soon. Redeemer explains the Realm of Flesh and Blood, it is sinners last chance at redemption and should they fail then they will be cast down to a lower level of hell for their punishment. This leads Junior to question why Jeff is there who is clearly not evil. The angel agrees with Junior's suspicions.
It is odd that such a pure soul would choose to stay in the Realm when a place of Glory awaits them in Heaven. Jeff explains that he simply wants to help the passing souls whatever way he can, like Mimi. In a few minuets Junior explains how they got into this mess, Jeff and Redeemer wonder if or how Junior intends to deal with his sister, specifically if he will be willing to give her up to heaven so easily as he claims.
At that time Minnie of all people jumps Junior from behind, hugging him lovingly. At the same time Jeff webs up Redeemer and Mimi transforms into her demon form, gaining red skin horns and crab like claws. Him, Mimi's father and the demon that Redeemer was talking about, arrives on scene. Him explains to Junior what is going on, while he is here his body in the form of the Demon Reaper is on a rampage.
This creature is one of the most powerful that has ever existed, he intends to gain control over this abomination of a creature through Minnie and Junior, not even the greatest warriors the underworld has to offer can stop it. To this end Him makes Junior a deal, if he comes to work for him as his protege he will have power beyond his imagination, exceeding that of both of his parents but above all he will have his sister back.
To try and further convince Junior him invokes Minnie's hidden sins, she claims that neither Heaven or Hell can have her soul, she belongs to Junior. Junior turns down the offer of power, he's already done the all powerful monster thing and has decided that it really isn't his thing, asking that if there are no hard feelings then if he could turn Minnie back to normal for him. Him however explains there is no spell.
Minnie while a very pure soul indeed, is not immune to the seven deadly sins, her sin is the sin of Lust, it seems that she secretly thinks more of Junior then just a brother. As a experiment Him decides to invoke the sin of Wrath, Minnie's pent up rage towards her brother and how he treats her is unleashed in full force. As a result her appearance changes to resemble her mother when she was her age and attacks Junior.
Chapter 6 + Epilogue
While Mimi is torturing Redeemer with a paintball gun Minnie and Junior continue to battle one another. Nergal contacts Junior and observes the situation and decides that there is only one solution to end this predicament and that is for Junior to "Pucker up and Give her some Sugar." Left with no other choice Junior is forced to kiss Minnie, on the lips. Snapped to her senses Minnie realizes what Junior has done and smacks him in the face.
The two get into a argument, Minnie claiming that Junior is being a pervert while Junior, correctly, states that Minnie needs therapy. While Him loathes meddling in the affairs of family he has business to attend to, taking Minnie's soul with the intention of using it to control the Demon Reaper. Enraged Junior grabs the scythe Minnie was using to attack him and attempts to attack Him with it.
Attempting to save Minnie and Junior Jeff frees Redeemer and ties Mimi up. With this Redeemer is able to attack Him and free the siblings. Enraged at Jeff's betrayal Him attacks him with the scythe, Mimi blocks the attack followed by teleporting herself, Jeff and Junior away while Redeemer takes Minnie to Heaven. The trio arrives in Limbo where Jeff explains that Mimi only acted to protect him, Jeff.
Jeff explains that as soon as Mimi learned to walk Him exposed her to every horror imaginable, cut off her hands, and turning her into a demon like him. She defended herself the only way she could, cutting off all emotion and sacrificing her humanity. Him needed a babysitter for taking care of Mimi while he was tending to his ever expanding kingdom and that is where Jeff came into the picture.
Jeff has been like a father to Mimi, being with her ever since she was born. Cutting the bonding moment short Clockwork arrives to take Junior away, Him is on his way and Mimi and Jeff have played their part. Junior becomes furious with Clockwork, calling him as bad a creature as Him and Oogie combined for leaving them to Him. Clockwork points out that neither of them can stop Him at the moment, Jeff tells Junior to go he and Mimi can handle Him.
Junior promises that he will come back for them once he's strong enough to face Him, as a result sharing a intimate moment with Mimi before she pinches and pulls on his cheeks. Meanwhile at the Gates of Heaven the big wigs are reviewing Minnie's files. They understand that her love is of the purest intentions but in the eyes of Heaven a sin is a sin and their gates will not open for Minnie.
She seems rather glad as noted by Redeemer who decides that it's simply not her time yet. Meanwhile in Halloween Town Clockwork has dropped Junior off who tells him to go away and put some pants on refusing to talk to him. Clockwork fulfills the request as the Demon Reaper sneaks up on Junior. Unfortunately Junior is still grieving Minnie's loss and thus doesn't fight back.
At the same time Minnie arrives from Heaven and Clockwork rejoins the others, with a theater sized portion of pop corn he states that he is going to enjoy what happens next. Minnie at first attempts to order the beast to stand down via the Nergal language, that failing she and Junior are absorbed into it's body. Inside Junior is met by Nergal's consciousness again, who is slightly different now.
As a result of his betrayal Nergal was granted a body with which to be punished with repeatedly by the beast. Working together Junior and Nergal are able to free Minnie from it's grasp. With that done Minnie and Nergal are able to work together to hold the beast still long enough for Dan to blast it with a huge ball of energy, destroying not only the beast but a large portion of the town as well.
Everyone exits the destroyed buildings, thankfully their injuries are limited to flesh wounds and concussions. Junior, though still under the influence of the beast, has been returned to his normal size relatively intact. Minnie is able to shatter the beasts influence with a hug and a final command in Nergal. Minnie and Junior's respective father's run to their sides in joy.
Dan notes that his work is done and as per the agreement with Clockwork he is free. Clockwork however warns him not to do anything that warrants his intervention or else he will. Dan also notes that Mandy is shooting him strange looks to which Clockwork suggests she's developed a crush. In the meantime Jack has found both Minnie's body and the body of Nergal's consciousness in the rubble.
Consulting the Reaper's manual and with the aid of Dr. Finklestien Jr. is able to put Minnie's soul back into her original body which is now zombie and Frankenstein-esque much like Sally. The siblings take a stroll through the graveyard pointing out that's it's been some Halloween they've had, reiterating in Nergal that they love one another as only siblings can, in one case anyway.
Going back to the present Spawn points out that company has arrived, the Violators "Brothers" prompting Junior to invoke his Nergal powers to fight them.
Mimi is busy scaling the mountains leading to Castle of Grim while Pain is watching her on the security monitors. Alarmed he hits the panic button throwing the castle into a alarm, interrupting Mandy in the shower, Grim writing his memoir, and Minnie and Junior in their game of Twister. While Mimi is dispatching the guards she thinks back to how she got into this situation.
For his betrayal Him has killed Jeff and imprisoned his soul inside a cage. In return for sparing Jeff eternal damnation and punishment Him wants a replacement for his severed claw and has already picked out the one he wants, being locked up in maximum security inside Castle Grim. Back to the present Pain informs Mandy that Mimi is making headway to the vault of the castle.
Mandy instructs Pain to awaken the Guards and Cerberus to deal with Mimi. Dan, whom Mandy had just slept with and (according to Dan and Mandy) just impregnated her with his child, makes note of Junior and Minnie, being quite the pair Mandy managed to raise, Mandy isn't surprised he's interested in them, seeing as how they managed to beat him into the ground with his own power.
Mandy responds that she'll take good care of Dan's child who Dan wants to continue his legacy of senseless death and destruction, and raise him or her with the full intention of mashing him into a pulp, to which he states that he's looking forward to it. Meanwhile Minnie and Junior have stumbled upon Pain and the guards who were rushing to the vault.
Junior realizes that this is the chance they need to get their mother to un-ground them. Minnie on the other-hand is understandably hesitant, seeing as how Junior still lacks control. Junior however is able to convince her to play along by promising her that she can sleep in his bed tonight, to which she finally agrees saying that it's a good test of his abilities.
However she soon regrets her decision when Junior turns into a demon hound for her to ride there, realizing that this will end up like all of Junior's other reckless situations they have gotten themselves into. The pair arrive outside the vault where Pain and his men are already waiting to ambush Mimi. The intruder in question arrives apparently confused about the map.
While Junior is surprised to see Mimi again the guards immediately try to seize her but she immediately defeated them with a summoned giant knife attack. To add insult to injury Mimi begins to floss her teeth in front of Pain, mocking him and provoking him into a reckless attack resulting him being clobbered. Junior shape shifts into his human form to try and calm Mimi down, reminding her that he's her friend.
The two at first share a tender moment which visibly anger's Minnie but it soon turns into a violent attack from Mimi who back hands, Shish-kabob him on a spear, smash him in the head with a toaster, and finally rips out his head and spine. Minnie offers Mimi one chance to release Junior but she interrupts her mid rant with her STFU iron. The last straw drawn Minnie loses her temper and makes a Nergal sword and charges Mimi to attack.
The two are evenly matched at first until Minnie orders Junior's body to restrain Mimi via tentacles. As a result Mimi moans pleasantly apparently greatly enjoying the pain. Momentarily distracting the siblings Mimi is able to flip over and smash Junior's body onto them followed by staking them to the ground. Junior attempts to talk Mimi into stopping but she is uninterested in listening to him.
Junior also attempts to talk Minnie into freeing them but she claims that it would be reckless to go after her again, though as both Junior and his Nergal notes she's also enjoying the position they're in. While the siblings argue Grim is wandering around the castle when he meets up with Dan who is helping himself to the kitchen. Dan has a short discussion about his child with Grim.
Grim points out that they're both un-dead beings, if he couldn't produce a child then why would Dan be able to. Dan is unconcerned suggesting the name Manny for a boy which he believes it will be. Grim asks why he thinks it's going to be a boy to which he claims that it's because he's the best of all three of the men Mandy's slept with, she even said so herself.
Besides he's already been disappointed with girls, citing his previous daughter Danielle Phantom as a chief example. Either way he wants Grim to know he won't have anything to do with child support since he hates kids anyway, something Grim agrees with him on seeing as how he's a bully and a jerk. Back to Mimi she is in the middle of being eaten by Cerberus.
Unfortunately for the dog Mimi is able to force open it's jaws from the inside and throttle all three heads at once followed by hog tying them, which impresses Junior to the point that Minnie stabs him in the head with his own tentacle out of jealousy. Mimi cuts into the vault and begins looking around, a tricycle catching her full attention. Unfortunately she catches the attention of the vaults guards, Mandroid and Billybot.
Unfortunately for the two robots they prove no match for Mimi who quickly destroys them. Dan observes the fight from the rafters and states how impressed he is with Mimi, going so far as to say he likes her ruthless and brutal style. Mandy finally arrives on scene, she says she should thank her for destroying the two robots who mock her with their existence. Alas that isn't how she runs things, there is a fee for trespassing into her vault: her head.
That said she decides to be sporting giving Mimi the first move. Mimi's first move consists of firing Angry Birds at Mandy, which proves no match for Mandy's gun. Mimi retaliates with another Angry Bird, this one dropping acidic eggs onto her house coat forcing her to ditch it leaving her in her undergarments, much to Dan's pleasure. Meanwhile Junior and Minnie are still pinned, commenting people are going to start getting weird ideas about them.
Grim arrives on scene and uninterested in what Junior and Minnie are doing he tells them to do it else where. Junior points out that they are in a bit of a awkward predicament and asks his father for help, who much to Juniors protests frees them by cutting off his tentacles. Grim orders Pain and the guards to pick themselves up threatening to feed them to the dog if they don't. He also finds Mimi's map which she dropped in the commotion.
Grim rushes into the vault leading to a awkward situation for him as he apparently isn't use to seeing Mandy in her undergarments. Grim gives Mandy Mimi's map of the castle which not only details the entire castle but also explains what she's looking for, suspecting a spy for one of Mandy's many enemies being responsible. Junior and Minnie arrive in the vault, also in for a awkward situation thanks to Mandy's... wardrobe.
Minnie in particular is rendered self conscious realizing the irony of her name. Junior asks his mother to let him deal with Mimi seeing as how he knows her but Mandy is not willing to listen. Instead she decides to give Mimi exactly what she wants bringing out Horror's Hand Mimi is sucked inside her own worst nightmare, the destruction of her home town Megaville by Him.
Mimi was not always the fearsome being she is now, in fact not too long ago she was a crippled little girl with a big purple bow and confined to a wheelchair. When questioned on what is happening by Junior Grim explains that they are currently in Mimi's absolute worst nightmare, he should know since he was there, he remembers as one of the busiest times of his life.
Grim explains that Megaville was once the super hero capital of the world, heroes would come far and wide to fight the numerous villains who were drawn to the city like flies. Sadly one day a traitor in their midst allowed Him to come in and slaughter everyone. The Lava Monster arrives to take Mimi to his master, but the last of the resistance force consisting of Raven, Hoss Delgado and Irwin intervene.
Though the Monster proves to be no match for the trio Him also proves they are no match for him, easily killing Irwin in his bat form expressing disgust at the wasted potential. Raven and Hoss make a suicide attack on Him but they only end up killing themselves. Blossom, Mimi's mother, soon arrives on scene to rescue her daughter, unfortunately Him brings out his trump card, a massive monster form with which he easily defeats Blossom.
Dan comments on the fight, disappointed that someone did his job for him while he was stuck in the thermos. The nightmare ends and Mimi has proven herself unworthy of the hand, letting out a shriek so loud that even Him hears it in the Land of Tainted Souls. Jeff begs the Demon lord to take his rage out on him instead, Him however points out that he already is, making him suffer by watching her suffer.
Enraged at Mandy Mimi re-engages the fight with her, like wise angry at Mimi for destroying all of her display cases Mandy decides to end it, using Pentagram Generators to suck out her Devil Essence and make it part of her collection. Mandy prepares to exact her wrath on the defenseless Mimi but Junior stops her using his Nergal powers to make his last stand clear.
Impressed with Junior suddenly showing his back bone Mandy spares Mimi and allows Junior to keep her as a pet of sorts, but warns him that she had better not see her in the vault again. Minnie on the other hand is becoming angry with jealousy at Junior's affections for Mimi, even Mimi's demonic essence takes notice. Dan decides he needs to get back into shape before he makes his move in the underworld and leaves the castle.
Junior takes Mimi to his room to rest where he gets into a argument with his Nergal powers over confronting their mother. Nergal arrives and calms the boys down, explaining that he's proud of them for standing up to Mandy for Mimi and that it's about time he started to accept more responsibility. The pair notice that Mimi has disappeared and find her hiding under the bed.
She attacks the boys eventually pinning her down. Trying to calm Mimi Junior vows that he's going to help her rescue Jeff once he's strong enough, unfortunately she remains feral and hostile towards him. Minnie meanwhile is in her room wondering about Junior looking in a mirror it shatters under her angry gaze. Him meanwhile is passing the time by doodling on a photo of Mimi's original family.
The chapter begins by explaining that of all the underworld there are five realms cautioned above all others for in each one lies one of the most despicable beings to have ever graced the underworld with their presence. They are Castle of Grim home to Mandy, the Land of Tainted Souls for Him, the Nightosphere for Hunson Abadeer, the Ghost Zone home to Walker, and finally the City of Aku home to the demon who bears the city's name Aku.
The Story begins in the fifth of the five realms the City of Aku where Chi, Aku's daughter and local celebrity, has been desperately text-ting Mimi to try and get her attention. Chi soon grows paranoid about Mimi, at first believing she's mad at her about something before concluding that she's seeing someone else behind her back. Demongo comes in and is soon made into a makeshift tension ball for Chi.
Luckily for him Demongo is able to calm Chi down suggesting that Mimi's simply running errands. Demongo informs the calmed Chi that Him is arriving downstairs. Chi goes to pick out something to wear while also sending Demongo to look after Him for her. As Demongo goes to meet up with Him he thinks back to how he got into this situation. Once he was one of Aku's greatest demonic generals, he was known far and wide as the the Lord of Essence.
But that all changed after his defeat at the hands of Samurai Jack, now he is reduced to a royal Court Jester/Herald for Aku and a Babysitter/Plaything for his daughter Chi. The one perk of the job is that he gets to meet and introduce all the royal guests. However even that is ruined whenever Him comes to town because of Mimi who not only unnerves Demongo but also blatantly disregards formality with Chi who often takes Mimi up to her room.
What the two of them do up there doesn't really interest Demongo. However when Him does arrive in his car and wearing a cow-boy outfit he is not with Mimi this time, much to Chi's disappointment who went so far as to wear an incredibly skimpy slave girl outfit to try and impress her. When questioned about where Mimi is, and about his missing claw, Him claims that Mimi is out running errands for him, and he lost his hand in a mishap in the kitchen.
When questioned on where she is Him claims the mission is a private family matter and that Mimi is safe and sound, reminding Chi that where Mimi is, what she's doing, and whom she's with is not her business, advising Chi to stop annoying Him before he has to smack his good friend's daughter silly. Undeterred Chi uses a flintlock to shoot Him's hat off, threatening him to tell her where Mimi is.
Unfortunately not only does Him call Chi's threat but he also bites the end off on her gun, rendering her defenseless. Luckily Chi's father Aku arrives on scene and prevents her from being killed by his old friend, apologizing to Him about not teaching her properly on how to treat guests. To this end Aku insists that Him wait in the hot-springs and indulge in some Sake while he deals with her.
Aku scolds his daughter for her behavior, not only did she attack Him, his honored guest, but she did so in such a ridiculous and degrading outfit. Realizing that she's just doing this out of concern for Mimi Aku uses his shape-shifting powers to cheer her up, followed by a female form to help her dress herself in some appropriate clothing. Aku reminds "her" daughter that violence is not their way, she's royalty and "her" heir and needs to act like it.
Further Orientation is a Mini-series spin-off of Grim Tales meant to give back ground and insight into the characters of Grim Tales.
It starts with Mimi who was seen fighting Mina and attacking her with a steak and mallet. After Mina was hit she transformed into a demon wolf and tried to attack Mimi but, Mimi was able to stop her by putting a piece a garlic bread in her mouth which made her transform back into her vampire self.
As soon as Mina was on the ground Mimi threw a house above her and Vlad the Count called out to Mina to use her mist powers. When the house finally crashed Mina was able to use her mist powers in time, but Mimi used a vacuum cleaner to suck up Mina while she was using her mist powers and shook her until she gave up. Mimi throws the vacuum down. Mina crawls out in her bat form when Mimi proceeds to hit her with a "Home For Sale" sign.
While Mina is down Mimi tries to kill Mina with the sharp end of the sign but Mina is saved by Vlad in his monster bat form. Mimi attempts to attack again with a car but Him interrupts. Him then explains to Vlad about an agreement about his castle being his due to their agreement but Vlad retaliates by stating he didn't "sign a contract". Him rephrases but this time stating Mina made the deal, showing her contract.
Vlad didn't understand and got angry at Mina while Jeff suddenly saw Mimi's claw fall off. Mina is furious at Vlad stating that she doesn't want to be a vampire any more and indicates that she was originally human and wants to be again, instead of being trapped in the ageless body of a seven year old vampire. Uninterested in the fight between the two vampires Him spots Mimi and Jeff hiding behind a umbrella.
Mimi is attempting to pull herself together before Him notices she's turning back to human. Him confronts the two and Mimi covers for them by revealing some lewd photo's of herself on Facebook. Satisfied Him begins walking back home, though Jeff quietly tells Mimi to remove and delete the photo once they're home or else it's no more Facebook for her.
On their way back home Jeff states that he feels sorry for Mina, being taken away from her family and turned into a monster. Him overhears the conversation, and informs Jeff that if he has something to say then he should do so before he sends Mimi back to the infusion pit. Jeff reminds Him that today is Mimi's birthday. Him however is uninterested in a party, let alone one without strippers.
Him receives a call prompting Him to tell Jeff to prepare the refreshments as they will be having guests. In Him's office Hunson Abadeer comments upon Him's family photo's, particularly on Blossom, whom Hunson claims Him always thought more of her then he let on. There are also several photo's of Mimi and her progressive transformation into a demon, commenting that Him "really messed her up".
Hunson convinces Him to throw Mimi the party on the condition that male strippers are present and that she's ready and rested for tomorrow's missions. Jeff makes a muffin for Mimi, the latter in the middle of a staring contest with the Lava Monster, the latest of many "battles" between the two, previous battles lncluding Star Craft, Call of Duty, Clue, Card Wars, Super Smash Brothers, Rock Paper Scissors, and Dance Dance Revolution.
With the exception of Rock Paper Scissors Mimi has won them all. The Lava Monster wins the contest when Mimi rubs one of her eyes and thus Jeff starts the party with the Birthday Muffin. Unfortunately Muffins are Mimi's favorite food and thus attempts to eat it without blowing out her candles. Jeff and the Monster restrain Mimi and give her, her gift from Raven.
Recognizing Raven's picture on the tag Mimi breaks free from her restraints and grab's the gift as she remembered how she befriended Raven during her last party. Flashing back to last year Dexter is giving a demonstration of The Nephilim to General Specific and Private Public. The Nephilim acts as a amplifier for Mimi's precognitive abilities, though Mimi can only predict crimes committed by Meta-humans they're making the most of it.
The Justice Friends have set up their network all over the world using her abilities to find the criminals before they appear. As General Specific puts it she lines them up and they knock them down. The only flaw in the system is that non meta super geniuses are immune to the process, to which Dexter explains that is where he comes in, he can take anyone in the world that isn't a super human in a battle of the brains.
Then the General asks what would happen if he came with a army of tanks, men and jets with orders to blow the entire place to kingdom come and shut down the "overseer project". Dexter explains that unless the army contained Mutant animals, Meta-humans, aliens or alien technology then she wouldn't be able to see them coming. That settled the general reminds Dexter who Mimi's father is, and that he's going to come for her eventually.
Finally getting rid of the army personnel Dexter tells Jeff to come out, questioning if the preparations are complete as Mimi's birthday party begins. Jeff has already cooked all of Mimi's favorite foods for the party, unfortunately Mimi's mother, Blossom, is out on a important mission at the moment and can't make it back. Raven, transformed into a bunny rabbit, comes in and with a bit of tough love explains that Blossom is out trying to keep the world safe.
She also reminds Mimi that saving the world also means saving Mimi. Though she calms Mimi she's slightly angered. When questioned why she's a rabbit Raven reminds Jeff that it was his idea for the party to have a mascot. Unfortunately Raven's horrible version of Happy Birthday pushes Mimi over the edge who starts a food fight with Raven by dropping her cake on Raven via telekinesis.
The fight ends sooner then Dexter expected, Raven goes to take a shower to wash the food off. Jeff however asks her for another favor, which as it turns out is to give Mimi a bath. While bathing Mimi Raven offers a truce for Jeff's sake. However Mimi becomes fascinated by Raven's chakra gem and begins touching it several times. With Mimi sufficiently clean now Raven goes to get her new cloths.
Unfortunately Raven slips on a bar of soap and Mimi saves her with her telekinesis. Deciding that she should repay Mimi she offers to buy her a gift for her next birthday. Mimi explains that she wants a chakra gem like Raven's for her birth day and Raven reluctantly agree's to buy it for her, before Mimi drops her into the tub and playfully splashes her. Now back into the present instead of a ruby like she expected she has a gold pendant.
Overwhelmed with emotion Mimi rips the chain off of the coin and burns it into her forehead, like her modern appearance. With that settled Him's contribution arrive, several of his minions dressed as male strippers who then dance with Mimi. Several hours later Mimi is getting ready for Bed, Jeff reminding her that while today was fun tomorrow they have a lot of work to do so she should rest, giving him a kiss before going to bed.
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The story is set about in the future with Grim Jr. and Minnie both are young adults. In the Underworld several children that are being captured by an unknown person. The scene skip to Grim Jr. who is sitting on a rock somewhere in the Underworld while reading the newspaper, where he read about the children kidnappings, after a rough night. Grim Jr. headed towards Castle Evergrim where he encountered his half-siblings Manny and Daniela who were messing around again, but they got interupted by Mandy. Grim Jr. went to look for Minnie but couldn't find her. Meanwhile Grim and Mandy were talking about to tell Grim Jr. about what happened to Minnie. Grim Jr. heard the conversation and asked what happened to her, and they told them Minnie was kidnapped by Boogeyman.
Grim Jr. went towards to seek for her while Manny and Dani followed him because they also wanted to save their sister. Minnie was with Boogeyman and had traded her left eye with Boogeyman, Minnie then left from the room. She was then encountered by Drax who said he liked her but Minnie refused him.
Grim Jr. just finished killing another monster and decided to rest for a little while. Manny and Dani were spying on him during this time while Empheles was watching them. Grim Jr. then got to talk with Mimi which Manny saw and flew towards him. Drax then discovered the kids were half-ghost and ordered Enhpeles to capture Dani. Manny interupted the conversation between Grim Jr. and Mimi when suddenly they heard Dani was being kidnapped but were too late to save her. They then asked Mimi if she knew that beast and found out that it was a Bascilan. They searched on Googhoul where they have been spotted and saw it was near Boogeyman's Castle and headed towards there. Meanwhile Dani awakend in a laboratory and encountered Drax who said nobody will come to save her and that he wanted her ghost-powers. He gave hera shock and she went unconsious.
Manny transformed into his ghost form to rescue Dani but self got captured by Drax. Grim Jr. wanted to save him but got attacked by demonic gargoyles. Grim Jr. killed them bu rushing through them with a drill he made from his hand. When he drilled inside of the castle he encountered Boogeyman who asked him if he got the scythe with him. He said he hasn't, but only wanted his siblings back. Boogey told that Minnie didn't want to get back, and Minnie appeared to conform it since Grim Jr. left because he didn't needed her anymore which wasn't true.
Manny broke free from the capsule with a ghost scream and used another one to attack Empheles followed by several ghost-rays. But Empheles attacked him and used his sword and stabbed through him, but Dani managed to break free and turn Manny invisible so he didn't got hurt. And Drax then continuelessly called him "Stoooopid".
Minnie and Boogey told Junior what he had done wrong. Grim Jr. wanted to proof this wasn't true and pulled his eye out and offered it to Boogey in trade for his siblings. Dani grabbed Manny and multiplied themself then Manny charged up for a ghost scream and preformed it and destroyed the whole laboratory. Boogey accepted the trade but said Minnie was staying cause she wanted that. He also told he was behind the kidnappings from the children in order to gain all their powers. Now he wanted to add the Nergal Demon power to it but got stopped by Minnie who put the eye back in her gaining back her Demon powers. Then Minnie used a tentacle to rip the other eye out of Boogeyman's skull and she got her left eye back.
Empheles was defeated and said to the children that they've done great and their dad would be proud of them. Drax on the other hand gone insane and activated the bomb which he installed on Empheles chest. Empheles told the kids to escape and they did so and the lab exploded. Boogey then activated the device and transformed into a giant monster combined from other creatures.
Manny and Dani continued and encountered Creeper who wanted to kill them but instead self got killed by an incoming wreckball summoned by Mimi who then took the children along with her. Boogey attacked Minnie but then got his soul reaped out of the body. Junior dragged it with him when suddenly a portal appeared beaneath him and several devil claws came out and consumed Boogey. Junior then discovered it was summoned by Mimi. All of the spirits were freed again from the monster, Mimi then warped everyone away.
The last thing seen was Dark Danny in the ruins of Boogey's Castle stepping on Drax's glasses.
In Everafter there was an intermission. Grim Jr. and Minniemandy were in the library of the castle and found there a book in the middle of the room locked with chains. Grim Jr. and Minnie decided to open it. When they opened it suddenly the Big Bad Wolf came out and thanked them for freeing them and he escaped. This event possibly occured before they went to Halloween Town.
- Grim Tales Afterbirth and Chapter 6 of Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi have a similar ending. Mandark/Drax blows up his laboratory to commit suicide and take the Powerpuff Girls & Dexter/Manny & Daniela with him, but they escaped. Olga/Dark Danny then visited the ruins of the laboratory and picked up/stepped on the glasses.
- In the seventh page of another webcomic from Snafu called "Soul Frontier", one of the main characters can be seen wearing a dark shirt with the writing "Grim Tales From Down Below".
- Grim Tales is considered an alternate timeline of Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi
- In Chapter 8 the word "princess" incorrectly was written twice as "princes" when Demongo referred to Chi.