Here you see Arthur the Brave Knight (recognizable, obviously, by the sweet beard and utterly inappropriate battlefield attire) facing off against the Skeleton Murderer, the closest thing Ghouls 'n' Ghosts has to a bona-fide Grim Reaper. Frankly, this dude's looks are all he has going for him, and he's hardly George Clooney to begin with.
Yes, fine, he's got the traditional robe 'n' scythe, and yes, he wants to kill you; but frankly, in this context, that's just not good enough. This is a game where you're vomited on by pig-men, spend lengthy periods traversing a demon's digestive tract, and ultimately pitted against a forty-foot eunuch whose groin's still bigger than your whole body. Some clown in a dress who calls himself the "Skeleton Murderer" but doesn't even murder any skeletons? That's not even worth putting on pants for.