"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 will now show you the unwavering domain 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 Magic. Opposite to Animancy. Practitioners of this trade are known as Necromancers.
The user's magical abilities 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.
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.
Morgan le Fay (Marvel Comics) was very powerful in necromancy so much so that Doom actually traveled back in time in order to learn from her how to create an army of monsters as well as cast a spell to re-animate every person killed by the sword Excalibur by using a shard of the sword itself in an effort to create an army of the dead.
Tom (Star vs. the Forces of Evil) was able to bring long-dead martial arts expert Mackie Hand back from the dead on a whim.
Baphomet (The Wicked + The Divine) is able to summon the spirits of the dead.
Raven Hex (Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose) is a witch that follows a dark-path, and in doing so she was known for using forbidden and dark magic including necromancy to use as she sees fit.
Julius Kane (Kane Chronicles) is the permanent host of Osiris the god of underworld As the Ruler of the Land of the Dead, he has divine authority and complete control over the dead.
Walt Stone (Kane Chronicles) is the permanent host of Anubis and has displayed the ability to summon undead warriors from a crack in the ground. They can drag enemies into the Underworld. He can also summon people or spirits from graveyards, although for a short time.
Keith (Fairy Tail) is revealed to be a Necromancer.
Merascylla (Nanatsu no Taizai) can raise the dead with their rage and spite powering them.
So'unga (Inuyasha) is a demon sword with tremendous necromantic powers, allowing the reanimation of hundreds of dead souls and open a massive portal to the netherworld that can absorb the entire world.
Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
Eri Nakamura (Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekaisaikyou) is a genius necromancer, who can reanimate hundreds of corpses and interface directly with the souls of the dead.
As one of the few wields of death-attribute magic, Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time) can take the soul of any being and use it to reanimate the dead or create Golems, Cursed Weapons or Living Armour.
Nicknamed the Boneyard Sorcerer, Johann Faust VIII (Shaman King) is a highly skilled Shaman specializing in Necromancy, able to reanimate not only his Guardian Ghost but also control an entire army of skeletons.
As a Shadow Monarch, Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling) can create shadow soldiers from the dead to serve him. He can also store a limited amount of shadows.
Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (Evil Dead), the Book of the Dead.
Through a pact she made with Set, Ahmanet (Dark Universe) gained tremendous power over necromancy, able to reanimate herself as an undead, mummify people and even reanimate dead corpses that abide by her will.