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"Open the gates of the past, and free the souls of the wrongfully damned. In the name of the ancestors and the righteous, I sacrifice my immortality and that of my daughter's so that you may rise this day. Bring down the wrath of the oppressed upon this emperor and all who follow him. I call upon the hundreds, and the thousands that you may rise up and seize this moment; to take your victory, to take your justice, and to take your revenge!"
― Zi Yuan raising her army of the undead (Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor)
"You mean bringing dead people back to life?"
"No, that's re-animation, Raven."
"Oh, sorry, guys."
― Raven and Robin (Teen Titans Go!)

Power to reanimate corpses and dead beings. Sub-power of Necromancy & Death-Force Manipulation. Variation of Animation. Not to be confused with Resurrection.

Also Called

  • Anti-Death Inducement
  • Dead Summoning
  • False Resurrection
  • Reconstitution


The user can reanimate corpses and dead beings, making them able to move and react. They are usually under the user's control, but because the corpses are likely mindless, they have to be carefully monitored. However, some users may be able to create sentient or semi-sentient undead.



May be achieved by using:



  • Reanimation Negation
  • Reanimated targets may become zombies, ghouls or some other form of undead.
  • May be limited to those that the user has killed.
  • Using this on long dead creatures can be tricky for beginners.
  • Users may have limits for how many corpses they may animate at once and/or control at once.
  • May be temporary.
  • May have no effect on those who found eternal rest.
  • Reanimated targets may not be under the user's control.
  • Reanimated targets may possess their personalities, weaknesses and/or memories, partially or completely.

Known Users


  • Marceline, the Queen Vampire (Adventure Time)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10); limited to small animals
  • Black Lanterns (DC Comics)
  • Orange Lanterns (DC Comics); Variation: A dead person's soul contained in an artificial energy body.
  • Dead Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Morgan le Fay (Marvel Comics)
  • Christopher Muse/Triage (Marvel Comics)
  • Melody Jacobs/Threnody (Marvel Comics)
  • Demongo (Samurai Jack)
  • Blood Red Queen of Hearts (Vampirella)
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H); via Quintessence
  • Will Vandom (W.I.T.C.H); via Quintessence


  • Eri Nakamura (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Kurome (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Bleach); via Zanka no Tachi, Minami: Kaka Jūmanokushi Daisōjin
  • Hitomi (Code: Breaker)
  • Vladimir (Darwin's Game)
  • Keith (Fairy Tail)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Sesshoumaru (Inuyasha)
  • Kagura (InuYasha)
  • DIO Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part I: Phantom Blood)
  • Sports Max (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VI: Stone Ocean); via Limp Bizkit
  • Masamichi Yaga (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Reborn (Katekyo Hitman REBORN)
  • Eucliwood Hellsythe (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
  • Hendrickson (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Melascula (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto); via Edo Tensei
  • Kabuto Yakushi (Naruto); via Edo Tensei
  • Tobirama Senju (Naruto); via Edo Tensei
  • Kazuma (Naruto)
  • Fudō (Naruto)
  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece)
  • Phoenix Man (One-Punch Man)
  • Shalltear Bloodfallen (Overlord)
  • Cancer Schiller (Saint Seiya Ω)
  • Faust VIII (Shaman King)
  • Kikurage (Dorohedoro)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Esther Rosenthal (Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator)
  • Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time)
  • Re-Animator West (Ghost Reaper Girl)

Video Games

  • Zorbak (Adventure Quest)
  • Elise (Azure Striker: Gunvolt)
  • Siren (Bioshock Infinite)
  • Rezghuls (Backyard Monsters)
  • The Necromancer (Castle Crashers)
  • Red Dragon (Chaos Dragon)
  • The Necromancer (Darkest Dungeon)
  • Riza Brenner/Momiji Tenma (Dies Irae/Kajiri Kamui Kagura)
  • Majorita (Disgaea 5)
  • Freya (God of War)
  • The Ancients (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
    • Ulyaoth
    • Xel'lotath
    • Chattur'gha
    • Mantorok
  • Merrin (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order)
  • Swan (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Zed (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Vikke (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Mariska (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Josey (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Lewis Legend (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Killabilly (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Talion (Middle-earth: Shadow of War); via Isildur's Ring of Power
  • Zog The Eternal (Middle-earth: Shadow of War)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Renée's sister (The Order)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • Genie (The Sims 2)
  • Witch (The Sims 2)
  • Specter Knight (Shovel Knight)
  • Undead Spell Punks (Skylanders)
  • Ultimate Carnage (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Raine (Tales of Symphonia)
  • Beatrice (Umineko no naku koro ni)
  • Lich King (Warcraft)
  • Death Knight/Arthas (Warcraft)
  • Kel Thuzad (Warcraft)

Web Series

  • Stolas (Helluva Boss)


  • Evil Ash (Army of Darkness)
  • Jack O'Toole (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Kakistos (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds)
  • Alchemists (Charmed)
  • Chernabog (Fantasia)
  • White Walkers (Game of Thrones)
  • Ned (Pushing Daisies)
  • Curtis Donovan (Misfits)
  • The Keeper (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Darken Rahl (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Mord-Siths (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Donna Gilchrist (Being Human)
  • Solanum (World War Z)
  • Jonah Hex (Jonah Hex (film))
  • Penelope Gardiner/Athena Browning (Witches of East End); using a reanimation potion
  • Benny Weir (My Babysitter's a Vampire); using a reanimation potion
  • Marie Laveau (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Morgana (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Herbert West (Herbert West the Re-Animator)
  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • Zi Yuan (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor)
  • An Shigeng (The Four)


  • Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • Dark Wizards (Harry Potter)
  • Sophie Mercer (Hex Hall Book 1/DemonGlass)
  • No Life King (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash); presumably
  • The Animator (Ordinary Boy)
  • Children of Hades/Pluto (Percy Jackson & The Olympians/The Heroes of Olympus)
    • Nico Di Angelo
  • Children of Ares/Mars (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus); can only reanimate dead soldiers who fought on the losing side of a war
    • Frank Zhang
  • Sphinx (Re:Zero)
  • Menace (Queen's Blade series)
  • Vampires (True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse novels)
  • Hoodoo Mama (Wild Cards)


  • Necromancers (RPG's)
  • SCP-049 - Plague Doctor (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-2292 - Gorilla beringei necromantiae (SCP Foundation)
  • Phelous (Channel Awesome)
  • Phelous D-1 (Channel Awesome)
  • Black Lantern Spoony (Channel Awesome)
  • Santa Christ (Channel Awesome: Two-Year Anniversary special Kickassia)
  • Hades/Pluto (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Matoro (Bionicle); via his Kanohi Tryna
  • Jesus (Madness Combat)
  • Skid and Pump (Sr Pelo's Spooky Month)

Known Objects

  • Yatsufusa (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Idol of Granath (Angel)
  • Kanohi Tryna (BIONICLE)
  • The Black Cauldron (The Black Cauldron)
  • Ovu Mobani (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Element 115/Divinium (Call of Duty: Black Ops series)
  • Green Dip (Catscratch)
  • The Markers (Dead Space)
  • Necronomicon Ex Mortis (The Evil Dead)
  • Sinestro's green power ring (Green Lantern: First Flight)
  • Glass Lamp (Hakumei to Mikochi)
  • Blacklight Virus (Prototype)
  • Herbert West’s Serum (Re-Animator)
  • Cursed Aztec Mask (Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare)
  • T-Virus (Resident Evil series)
  • Reanimation Potion (Sankarea)
  • Bob's Reanimation Machine (The Simpsons)
  • Stevie (Smosh)
  • Orb of Rafuk (The Life and Times of Juniper Lee)
  • Soul Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • SCP-1700-A - Debtshop (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-2486 - Pomegarrote (SCP Foundation)

Known Locations

Known Spells

  • Platnica Sorensae (Ben 10)




Live Television/Movies

Video Games

Web Animations/Originals/Series