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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)

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

Also Called

  • Dead Summoning
  • Necrokinesis
  • Reconstitution

Capabilities

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.

Applications

Variations

May be achieved by using:

Associations

Limitations

  • Reanimation Negation
  • Reanimated targets may accidentally become zombies, undead or ghouls.
  • Reanimation 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 how many they may have active and controlled at once.
  • May be temporary.
  • Reanimated targets may not be under the user's control.
  • Reanimated targets may possess their personalities, weaknesses and/or memories.

Known Users

Cartoons/Comics

  • Marceline 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)
  • Steven/Rose Quartz (Steven Universe)
  • Blood Red Queen of Hearts (Vampirella)
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H); via Quintessence
  • Will Vandom (W.I.T.C.H); via Quintessence

Anime/Manga

  • Eri Nakamura (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Kurome (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Bleach); via Zanka no Tachi, Minami: Kaka Jūmanokushi Daisōjin
  • Hitomi (Code: Breaker)
  • 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
  • Reborn (Katekyo Hitman REBORN)
  • Eucliwood Hellsythe (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
  • Hendrickson (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Melascula (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Kabuto Yakushi (Naruto)
  • Tobirama Senju (Naruto)
  • Kazuma (Naruto)
  • Fudō (Naruto)
  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece)
  • Shalltear Bloodfallen (Overlord)
  • Cancer Schiller (Saint Seiya Ω)
  • Faust VIII (Shaman King)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Esther Rosenthal (Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator)
  • Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time)

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)

Television/Movies

  • 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)
  • An Shigeng (The Four)

Literature

  • Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • Dark Wizards (Harry Potter)
  • Nico DiAngelo (Percy Jackson & The Olympians/The Heroes of Olympus)
  • No Life King (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash); presumably
  • Hoodoo Mama (Wild Cards)
  • Sophie Mercer (Hex Hall Book 1/DemonGlass)
  • Vampires (True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse novels)
  • Menace (Queen's Blade series)
  • Sphinx (Re:Zero)

Other

  • 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)
  • Matoro (Bionicle); via his Kanohi Tryna
  • Jesus (Madness Combat)

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)
  • Tablet of Akhamrah (Night at the Museum)
  • 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

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