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"Though some might say there is not much point to turning the earth into one gigantic graveyard, these people are fools and will never understand anyway."
― Neil Zawacki, How to be a Villain
"The dead make good soldiers. They can't disobey orders, never surrender, and don't stop fighting when a random body part falls off."
― Nevinyrral, "Necromancer's Handbook", Magic: The Gathering
"I'll show you the true powers of a Necromancer. ARISE."
― Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)

The power to utilize magic involving the dead, death-force and/or souls. Form of Magic and Dark Arts. Utilized by Necromancers. Magical variation of Death-Force Manipulation. Opposite to Animancy. Not to be confused with Death-Force Arts.

Also Called

  • Black/Dark Animancy
  • Necrokinesis
  • Necro Magic
  • Undeath Magic

Capabilities

The users either have magical abilities or have powers that revolve around manipulating the dead, death, the death-force and/or souls for good (i.e., resurrecting the dead), evil (in various ways), or neither. They can also communicate with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge. This is most frequently depicted as being able to resurrect the dead to varying to degrees, from shambling corpses to conscious zombies to even complete Resurrection. More powerful users and directly convert the living into the undead, allowing them to bypass conventional durability by turning an opponent into a mindless zombie at the user's control.

Many practitioners find a way to cheat death one way or another, whether by becoming some form of undead creature or by bypassing their own ability to die.

Applications

Techniques

Associations

Limitations

Known Users

See Also: Necromancer.

Cartoons/Comics

  • Magical Scarab Beetle (American Dragon: Jake Long); via a spell
  • The Huntsman (American Dragon: Jake Long); temprarily
  • Councilor Chang (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Hope/Charmcaster (Ben 10 Series)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Marceline the Vampire Queen (Adventure Time)
  • Mozenrath (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Horned King (The Black Cauldron)
  • Devil Forgemasters (Castlevania animated series)
    • Hector
    • Isaac
  • Jack Boniface/Shadowman (Vailiant Comics)
  • Pariah Dark (Danny Phantom)
  • Bloodwynd (DC Comics)
  • Effron the Sorcerer (DC Comics)
  • Nora Fries (DC Comics)
  • Maya (DC Comics)
  • Neron (DC Comics)
  • Merlin (DC Comics)
  • Sartana of the Dead (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera)
  • Chernabog (Fantasia)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • King Vangelis/Skull Sorcerer (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); via Skull of Hazza D'ur
  • Suma-Ket (Marvel Comics)
  • Calypso (Marvel Comics)
  • Dead Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Morgan le Fay (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Panther (Marvel Comics)
  • Classic Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Discord (My Little Pony series)
  • Umbra (Necroblivion)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Tom Lucitor (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Pastmaster (Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron)
  • The Neutrals (Tails Gets Trolled)
  • Morgana (Tales of Arcadia)
  • Raven Hex (Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose)
  • Mumm-Ra (Thundercats)
  • Blood Red Queen of Hearts (Vampirella)
  • Dr. Orpheus (The Venture Bros.)
  • Baphomet/Nergal (The Wicked + The Divine)
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H.)

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Eri Nakamura (Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekaisaikyou)
  • Rades Spirito (Black Clover)
  • Jack (Buster Keel)
  • Sakuyamon X (Digimon)
  • Keyes (Fairy Tail)
  • Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time)
  • Incognito (Hellsing)
  • Rabbit (Juuni Taisen)
  • Eucliwood Hellscythe (Is This a Zombie?)
  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Welveria the Swamp Witch (Queen's Blade)
  • Reiko Himezono (Reiko the Zombie Shop)
  • Melascula (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Johann George Faust VIII (Shaman King)
  • Rita (Shingeki no Bahamut)
  • Yuka Sasaki (Talentless Nana)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Kim Woo-Jin (Kill The Hero)
  • Esther Rosenthal (Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator)
  • Sayoko (UQ Holder)
  • Zombie Master (Yu-Gi-Oh)
  • Dark (Hardcore Leveling Warrior)
  • Pooh Upooh (Hardcore Leveling Warrior)
  • Impure World Resurrection users (Naruto)
  • Choi Lee Kyung (Necromancer Survival)

Folklore/Mythology

  • Merlin (Arthurian Legends)
  • Witch Of Endor (Christianity)
  • Anubis (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Osiris (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Hades/Pluto (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Hecate/Trivia (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Hel/Hela (Norse Mythology)
  • The Devil (Christiaty/Islam)


Literature

  • Anita Blake (Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter)
  • Turiel (The Book of Deacon)
  • Twyla Valentine (The Caster Chronicles)
  • Arawn Death-Lord (The Chronicles of Prydain)
  • Horned King (The Chronicles of Prydain)
  • Randall Flagg (The Dark Tower)
  • Lyctors ("The Locked Tomb")
  • Necromancers ("The Locked Tomb")
  • Count Dracula (Dracula)
  • Mara Beznik (Freeks)
  • Bryce Lawrence (Riordanverse)
  • Walt Stone (Kane Chronicles)
  • Julius Kane (Kane Chronicles)
  • Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
  • Hades (Riordanverse)
  • Nico di Angelo (Riordanverse)
  • Bianca di Angelo (Riordanverse)
  • Thanatos (Riordanverse)
  • Sabriel (The Old Kingdom Trilogy)
  • Dr. John Dee (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • Malcolm Fade (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Nina Zenik (Grishaverse)
  • The Other King (Unsong)
  • Gorice XII (The Worm Ouroboros)
  • Peider (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Necromancer's (Skulduggery Pleasant)
    • Solomon Wreath
    • Lord Vile
    • Melancholia St Clair
    • Auron Tenebrae
    • Vandameer Craven
  • Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant) (as a last resort)
  • Valkyrie Cain (Skulduggery Pleasant) (formerly)
  • Damian Banach/Walker (The Murder of Crows)
  • Crows (The Murder of Crows)

Live Television/Movies

  • Marie Laveau (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Misty Day (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Magnus Hainsley (Angel)
  • Donna Gilchrist (Being Human)
  • Amy Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Necromancer (Charmed)
  • Alchemists (Charmed)
  • Doyle (Dark Oracle)
  • Omen (Dark Oracle)
  • Vern (Dark Oracle)
  • Ahmanet (Dark Universe: The Mummy 2017)
  • Set (Dark Universe: The Mummy 2017)
  • Ash Williams (The Evil Dead)
  • Evil Ash (The Evil Dead)
  • Mathias (Fading of the Cries)
  • The Night King (Game of Thrones)
  • White Walkers (Game of Thrones)
  • Agatha Harkness (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Hela (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Morgana (Merlin)
  • Nimueh (Merlin)
  • Morgause (Merlin)
  • Michael Jackson/The Maestro (Michael Jackson's Ghosts)
  • Marek (Mythica)
  • Renée Marand (The Order)
  • Renée's sister (The Order)
  • Witches (Salem)
  • Kreon (Spookies)
  • Old Daka (Star Wars)
  • Marnie (True Blood)
  • Antonia (True Blood)
  • Necromancers (Wizard 101)
  • Wei Ying/Wei Wuxian (Mo Dao Zu Shi)
  • The Necromancer (Legacies)


Tabletop Games

  • Vecna (AD&D)
  • Velsharoon (AD&D)
  • Liliana Vess (Magic: the Gathering)
  • Necromancer class (RPGs)
  • The Necromancer (Small World: Necromancer Island)

Video Games

  • Matereani (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Xbox game)
  • Devil Forgemasters (Castlevania series)
  • Necromancer (Castle Crashers)
  • Pinwheel (Dark Souls)
  • Necromancers (Dark Souls)
  • The Ancestor (Darkest Dungeon)
  • The Necromancer (Darkest Dungeon)
  • Death (Darksiders 2); via Necromancer Tree
  • Nokris, Herald of Xol (Destiny)
  • Savathûn, The Witch Queen ("Destiny")
  • Necromancers (Diablo)
    • Xul
  • Inquisitors with the 'Necromancer' specialization (Dragon Age)
  • Dorian Pavus (Dragon Age)
  • Sidony (Dragon Age)
  • Necromancers (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Mistychain (Epic Seven)
  • Necromancer (Island of Lost Souls)
  • Kratos (God of War); via Army of Hades, Claws of Hades and Soul of Hades
  • Hades (God of War)
  • Necromancer (Guild Wars 2)
  • Herrscher of the Void (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Strong Spirits in Shadow Isles (League of Legends)
    • Hecarim
    • Karthus
    • Kalista
    • Mordekaiser
    • Thresh
    • Yorick
  • Mortanius (Legacy of Kain)
  • Kain as Scion of Balance (Legacy of Kain)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Swan (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Zarok (MediEvil)
  • Talion (Middle-earth: Shadow of War); via Isildur's Ring of Power
  • Isildur (Middle-earth: Shadow of War)
  • Zog The Eternal (Middle-earth: Shadow of War)
  • Undead of the Barren Lands (Mobile Legends:Bang Bang)
    • Framis
    • Leomord
    • Vexana
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Luna (Shadowverse)
  • Hex (Skylanders)
  • Undead Spell Punks (Skylanders)
  • Wolfgang (Skylanders: Imaginators)
  • Mz. Ruby (Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus)
  • Tama (Sword of the Necromancer)
  • Kairi Sisigou (TYPE-MOON)
  • Necromancer Nadia (Valkyrie Connect)
  • Necromancer (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Sania (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Nekros (Warframe)
  • Arthas Menethil (World of Warcraft)
  • Necromancer (Wizard101)
  • Duo Lon (The King of Fighters)
  • Ao Oni (Ao Oni)
  • Robloxians (ROBLOX);via the Dark Summoner Staff, and Skeleton Scythe

Other

  • Thriller (Michael Jackson's Thriller)
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
    • Lord Vile/Skulduggery Pleasant
    • Melancholia St. Clair/ The Death Bringer
    • Valkryie Cain/ Darquesse
    • Solomon Wreath
    • Auron Tenebrae
    • Vandameer Craven
  • Dark Anubis (Summoners War)
  • Trollge (Creepypasta)

Known Objects

  • Alpha Rune (Ben 10 Series)
  • Scottish Book of the Dead (Catscratch)
  • Book of Shadows (Corpse Party: Book Of Shadows)
  • Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (Evil Dead)
  • So'unga (Inuyasha)
  • Isildur's Ring of Power (Middle-earth: Shadow of War)
  • Book of the Dead (The Mummy)
  • Black Volume of the Dead (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Sword of the Necromancer (Sword of the Necromancer)

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