The power to utilize magic involving the dead, life-force and/or souls. Practitioners of this trade are known as Necromancers. A form of Magic and Dark Arts.

Also Called

  • Death Magic
  • Necrokinesis


The user's magical abilities revolve around manipulating the dead, death, the life-force and/or souls for good (i.e., resurrecting the dead), evil (in various ways) or simply neither. Users can also use 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 other, whether by becoming some form of Undead creature or by bypassing their own ability to die.



Known Users

  • Ra's al Ghul (DC Comics)
  • Eucliwood Hellscythe (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
  • Kratos (God of War) via Army of Hades
  • Arawn Death-Lord (The Chronicles of Prydain)
  • Anita Blake (Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter)
  • Bloodwynd (DC Comics)
  • Effron the Sorcerer (DC Comics)
  • Nora Fries (DC Comics)
  • Gorice XII (The Worm Ouroboros)
  • Horned King (The Chronicles of Prydain)
  • Amy Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Magnus Hainsley (Angel)
  • Matereani (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Xbox game)
  • Maya (DC Comics)
  • Merlin (DC Comics/Arthurian legends)
  • Mozenrath (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Arthas Menethil (World of Warcraft)
  • Mz. Ruby (Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Kabuto Yakushi (Naruto)
  • Reiko Himezono (Reiko the Zombie Shop)
  • Sabriel (The Old Kingdom Trilogy)
  • Sauron (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Suma-Ket (Marvel Comics)
  • Calypso (Marvel Comics)
  • Vecna (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Velsharoon (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Zarok (MediEvil)
  • Swan (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Count Dracula (Dracula)
  • Pastmaster (Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron)
  • Mortanius (Legacy of Kain)
  • Marnie (True Blood)
  • Antonia (True Blood)
  • Johann George Faust VIII (Shaman King)
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Mumm-Ra (Thundercats)
  • Dark Anubis (Ningutsu)
  • Ash Williams (Evil Dead)
  • Evil Ash (Evil Dead)
  • Hades/Pluto (Greek/Roman Mythology); controls the Underworld's inhabitants
  • Death (Darksiders II)
  • Wizards from Death School (Wizard101)
  • Hel (Norse Mythology)
  • Welveria the Swamp Witch (Queen's Blade)
  • Twyla Valentine (The Caster Chronicles)
  • Dr John Dee (Nicholas Flamel Secrets of the Immortal)


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