This is another tid-bit about Death that I stole from the Discworld series. Being endless, he has the ability to know everything that happened and everything that will happen along his timeline. It's hard to surprise Death, as he can see everything coming.

That said, he has to follow his own timeline. The knoweldge doesn't allow him to prevent certain things from happening. Everything happened, is happening, and will happen, just as the time streams intends.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.