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27th May '18 8:11:27 AM zarpaulus
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* A common use of nekomancy in ComicBook/{{Monstress}}, and the Sword of the East has eight children who survived the battle of Constantine killed so their ghosts can be more reliably interrogated.

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* A common use of nekomancy in ComicBook/{{Monstress}}, ''ComicBook/{{Monstress}}'', and the Sword of the East has eight six children who survived the battle of Constantine killed so their ghosts can be more reliably interrogated.
26th May '18 8:43:17 PM zarpaulus
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* A common use of nekomancy in ComicBook/{{Monstress}}, and the Sword of the East has eight children who survived the battle of Constantine killed so their ghosts can be more reliably interrogated.
7th Dec '17 12:01:15 AM bjex
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the third-level clerical spell ''[[http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/speakWithDead.htm Speak with Dead.]]'' Although it actually draws information from an "imprint" left on the body rather than truly bringing them back to life. It allows you to ask one question of the dead person per two caster levels (up to 10 for a max-level cleric).

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the third-level clerical spell ''[[http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/speakWithDead.htm Speak with Dead.]]'' Although it actually draws information from an "imprint" left on the body rather than truly bringing them back to life. It allows you to ask one question of the dead person per two caster levels (up to 10 for a max-level cleric). One other drawback to Speak With Dead is that it requires the corpse to have a mostly intact mouth. Genre Savvy killers with enough time can defeat attempts to use by removing or destroying, say, the victim's jawbone.
6th Dec '17 11:55:20 PM bjex
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When it is inspired by or refers to an old legend that a murder victim's eyes will hold a reflection of the last thing he saw, it is EyeRemember.

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When it EyeRemember is inspired by or refers to an old legend a subtrope based on a folk belief that a murder victim's eyes will hold a reflection of the last thing he saw, it a person sees when dying is EyeRemember.
burned or imprinted onto the eyes themselves.
29th May '17 10:11:38 PM rwe1138
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* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'': Hellboy dugs up the corpse Ivan and reanimates him to have a guide in the Russian cemetary.

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* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'': Hellboy dugs digs up the corpse Ivan and reanimates him to have a guide in the Russian cemetary.
20th May '17 3:35:13 PM zarpaulus
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** Arc "A Game of You": Thessaly the witch, having disposed of her MoreThanMeetsTheEye neighbour George for trying to kill her, promptly brings his spirit back in order to find out who sent him.

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** Arc "A Game of You": Thessaly the witch, having disposed of her MoreThanMeetsTheEye neighbour George for trying to kill her, promptly brings his spirit back back, by cutting his face off and nailing it to the wall, in order to find out who sent him.


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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' has a necromancy spell for when you simply want to talk to a corpse. Though, it has the same unique CriticalFailure condition as every other spell in the school so there's a small chance of the stiff jumping up and attempting to strangle you.
20th Apr '17 9:36:10 PM genisgone
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* In ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresCameraObscura Camera Obscura]]'', the Doctor's current nemesis, Sabbath, has one of the villains of the week killed, only later realizing that the whereabouts of the [[{{McGuffin}} extremely destructive broken time machine he and the Doctor are both trying locate]] died with him. The Doctor then provokes Sabbath's henchwoman into fatally stabbing him in order to travel to the realm of the dead to speak with the man, in a scene reminiscent of [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Inanna's journey to the Underworld]].
19th Apr '17 7:04:53 AM Synchronicity
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** The arrest of Yanni Yogi (from the [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney first game]]) is based on testimony from a spirit medium channeling the murder victim. The notoriety caused by this case ruined the reputation of Misty Fey and drove her into self-imposed exile in order to save face for the rest of her clan.

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** The arrest of Yanni Yogi (from the [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney first game]]) is based on testimony from a spirit medium channeling the murder victim. The notoriety caused by this case ruined the reputation of Misty Fey and drove her into self-imposed exile in order to save face for the rest of her clan.clan, and may be one of the reasons Phoenix never channels the victim despite having a [[WillingChanneler spirit medium]] for an assistant.


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*** "The Rite of Turnabout" is the first time Maya channels a victim onscreen. The victim is then interrogated and cross-examined like any other witness.
9th Mar '17 9:09:00 PM Ingonyama
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Sometimes overlaps with DeadPersonConversation and ISeeDeadPeople. Conpare FateWorseThanDeath, which the interrogation is more of about torturing the dead.

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Sometimes overlaps with DeadPersonConversation and ISeeDeadPeople. Conpare Compare FateWorseThanDeath, which when the interrogation is more of about torturing the dead.
8th Feb '17 6:10:03 AM Antigone3
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* Late in ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad The Malloreon]]'', the heroes bring in a Dal {{Necromancer}} (in the older meaning of the word) to force a post-mortem confession out of a minor villain.
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