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7th Feb '17 6:24:25 PM ShamusAran
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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': Mottom is an evil, ancient hag-queen, but she's never actually died. Her husband, Hastet Om, has. Hundreds of years ago, they were married and, after months of sexual abuse at his hands, she finally [[EyeScream drove a dagger through his eye]] and thought that the end of it. Instead, [[spoiler:his corpse blossomed into the Tree of Woe, which provided her fruit granting eternal life ([[AgeWithoutYouth and temporary youth]]) in exchange for [[VirginSacrifice the blood of virgins]]. Eventually Allison, the comic's protagonist, reduces the tree to kindling.]]
6th Oct '16 6:06:45 AM Odacon_Spy
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-->Lisa: "Mom! Dad! Mr. Burns is a vampire! And he has Bart!"
-->Burns: "Why, Bart is right ''here.''"
-->Bart: [[CreepyMonotone "Hello, Mother. Hello, Father. I missed you during my uneventful absence."]]

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-->Lisa: -->'''Lisa:''' "Mom! Dad! Mr. Burns is a vampire! And he has Bart!"
-->Burns:
Bart!"\\
'''Burns:'''
"Why, Bart is right ''here.''"
-->Bart:
''"\\
'''Bart:'''
[[CreepyMonotone "Hello, Mother. Hello, Father. I missed you during my uneventful absence."]]



-->Optimus Prime: "Arcee, what did you see?"
-->Arcee: "Not Cliff. At least... Not any more."

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-->Optimus Prime: -->'''Optimus Prime:''' "Arcee, what did you see?"
-->Arcee:
see?"\\
'''Arcee:'''
"Not Cliff. At least... Not any more."
30th Sep '16 8:57:56 AM Dravencour
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* In ''ComicBook/DeathVigil'', Maria is a {{Necromantic}} who wants to revive her daughter Alicia by using the Reaper's scythe. Unfortunately, Alicia's 'ghost' is actually a hallucination induced by the Enemy, who is manipulating her to bring an EldritchAbomination from beyond the Veil.

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* In ''ComicBook/DeathVigil'', Maria Benes is a {{Necromantic}} who wants to revive her daughter Alicia by using the Reaper's scythe. Unfortunately, Alicia's 'ghost' is actually a hallucination induced by the Enemy, who is manipulating her to bring an EldritchAbomination incredibly powerful [[EldritchAbomination True Primordial]] from beyond the Veil.
23rd Sep '16 10:43:56 PM RaisenRhaasen
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* Creator/WesCraven employed this trope twice, once in the TV movie ''Chiller'' (in which a man in cryonic suspension is revived but has no soul) and once in ''Film/DeadlyFriend'', in which a dead girlfriend is revived with a microchip.
* Used in the sequel to the American remake of TheRing as the explanation of the true nature of Samara.
* Hinted to be the origin of The Tall Man from ''Film/{{Phantasm}}''. Kindly old scientist Jebediah Morningside steps through his newly created dimensional portal. The thing that comes back through looks like Jebediah. But it isn't him.
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* Creator/WesCraven employed this trope twice, once in the TV movie ''Chiller'' (in which a man in cryonic suspension is revived but has no soul) and once in ''Film/DeadlyFriend'', in which a dead girlfriend is revived with a microchip.
* Used in the sequel to the American remake of TheRing as the explanation of the true nature of Samara.
* Hinted to be the origin of The Tall Man from ''Film/{{Phantasm}}''. Kindly old scientist Jebediah Morningside steps through his newly created dimensional portal. The thing that comes back through looks like Jebediah. But it isn't him.
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21st Sep '16 4:19:14 PM nombretomado
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* An interesting variant in ''BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean''. [[TheManBehindTheMan Lady Melodia]] died of the same plague that killed her parents, and Duke Calbren used the power of the End Magnus to revive her. She came back, but not without some of Malpercio, which manipulated her into setting the story into motion.

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* An interesting variant in ''BatenKaitos: ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean''. [[TheManBehindTheMan Lady Melodia]] died of the same plague that killed her parents, and Duke Calbren used the power of the End Magnus to revive her. She came back, but not without some of Malpercio, which manipulated her into setting the story into motion.
23rd Aug '16 9:45:05 PM azul120
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* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', when a person dies and a loved one grieves over their death, there's a chance the Millennium Earl will appear, and offer the loved one a chance to resurrect the dead person. He gives them a metal body and asks them to wish the dead's soul into the metal body. What happens after this is that the dead one is resurrected as an Akuma- a tortured soul bound to a metal body- and the first thing they do after being resurrected is curse the loved one for damning them, then the Earl takes control and they murder the one who resurrected them and steal their body. In fact, Akuma are a combination of MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil and DamagedSoul. With each stage an Akuma reaches, the body becomes more humanoid in appearance but the soul heavily deteriorates.
* Attempts to use Alchemy for resurrection in the world of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' invariably results in this. Under the right circumstances, the [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Monsters From Beyond The Veil]] can assume a human form, which may or may not resemble the original subject, but they remain dangerous monsters.

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* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', when a person dies and a loved one grieves over their death, there's a chance the Millennium Earl will appear, and offer the loved one a chance to resurrect the dead person. He gives them a metal body and asks them to wish the dead's soul into the metal body. What happens after this is that the dead one is resurrected as an Akuma- a tortured soul bound to a metal body- and the first thing they do after being resurrected is curse the loved one for damning them, then the Earl takes control and they murder the one who resurrected them and steal their body. In fact, Akuma are a combination of MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Monster From Beyond The Veil and DamagedSoul. With each stage an Akuma reaches, the body becomes more humanoid in appearance but the soul heavily deteriorates.
* Attempts to use Alchemy for resurrection in the world of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' invariably results in this. Under the right circumstances, the [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Monsters From Beyond The Veil]] Veil can assume a human form, which may or may not resemble the original subject, but they remain dangerous monsters.



* The BigBad of James Byron Huggins' ''Cain'' is a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil. [[GovernmentConspiracy The military]] took it into their heads to take the dead body of one of their finest killers, named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Cain]], and [[SuperSoldier rebuild him into a nigh-unkillable vampire assassin]]. The problem? Cain woke up on the slab, possessed by ''TheDevil.''

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* The BigBad of James Byron Huggins' ''Cain'' is a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil.Monster From Beyond The Veil. [[GovernmentConspiracy The military]] took it into their heads to take the dead body of one of their finest killers, named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Cain]], and [[SuperSoldier rebuild him into a nigh-unkillable vampire assassin]]. The problem? Cain woke up on the slab, possessed by ''TheDevil.''



* A MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil shows up in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' by Ray Bradbury as well. There's an electro-mechanical chair in the story that can bring a dead body back to a horrify mockery of life just long enough for magic to be used to heal the person.

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* A MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Monster From Beyond The Veil shows up in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' by Ray Bradbury as well. There's an electro-mechanical chair in the story that can bring a dead body back to a horrify mockery of life just long enough for magic to be used to heal the person.



** It was strongly implied that Dawn's attempt to resurrect Joyce in Season Five was an example of MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil (as with ''TheMonkeysPaw'', which this episode is probably homaging, we never see the resurrected Joyce, but the juddery-POV cam we get as she approaches the house bodes... poorly). Not to mention the fact that Spike, who at this point did NOT have his soul back and thus was still evil, is [[EvenEvilHasStandards visibly unnerved]] and a bit [[{{Squick}} squicked]] by the thought of what was going to come back when he learns about what Dawn is planning.
** Aside from the SoullessShell that [[FrankensteinsMonster Ad]][[{{Cyborg}} am]] made of Professor Walsh and Dr. Angleman, he made a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil of Forrest, a mottled reptile demon, and [[MagiTek some spare electronics]], and planned to do so with Riley and every other demon and soldier in the Initiative. However, it's possible that he was actually just a InhumanHuman, and more susceptible to the control chip than other characters we'd seen. Adam himself is ''[[OffTheRails definitely]]'' a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil.

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** It was strongly implied that Dawn's attempt to resurrect Joyce in Season Five was an example of MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Monster From Beyond The Veil (as with ''TheMonkeysPaw'', which this episode is probably homaging, we never see the resurrected Joyce, but the juddery-POV cam we get as she approaches the house bodes... poorly). Not to mention the fact that Spike, who at this point did NOT have his soul back and thus was still evil, is [[EvenEvilHasStandards visibly unnerved]] and a bit [[{{Squick}} squicked]] {{squick}}ed by the thought of what was going to come back when he learns about what Dawn is planning.
** Aside from the SoullessShell that [[FrankensteinsMonster Ad]][[{{Cyborg}} am]] made of Professor Walsh and Dr. Angleman, he made a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Monster From Beyond The Veil of Forrest, a mottled reptile demon, and [[MagiTek some spare electronics]], and planned to do so with Riley and every other demon and soldier in the Initiative. However, it's possible that he was actually just a InhumanHuman, and more susceptible to the control chip than other characters we'd seen. Adam himself is ''[[OffTheRails definitely]]'' a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil.Monster From Beyond The Veil.



** There are several kinds of mojo (inherently magical places, magic items, etc) in ''Deadlands'' that make returning from the grave as Harrowed more probable. Most of them give the nasty spirit an extra buff of Dominion, and some automatically make the demon in charge of the body (that is, a pure MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil).

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** There are several kinds of mojo (inherently magical places, magic items, etc) in ''Deadlands'' that make returning from the grave as Harrowed more probable. Most of them give the nasty spirit an extra buff of Dominion, and some automatically make the demon in charge of the body (that is, a pure MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil).Monster From Beyond The Veil).



* ''SamAndMax'' Season 2 has a bizarre MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil: the ''[=DeSoto=]'' inexplicably "died" between the events of the fourth and fifth episodes, and when you resurrect it by ''freeing its soul from hell'', it comes back as a demon car. Curt the voice synthesizer even says the potential trope title: "It came back... processing...''wrong.''"

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* ''SamAndMax'' Season 2 has a bizarre MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil: Monster From Beyond The Veil: the ''[=DeSoto=]'' inexplicably "died" between the events of the fourth and fifth episodes, and when you resurrect it by ''freeing its soul from hell'', it comes back as a demon car. Curt the voice synthesizer even says the potential trope title: "It came back... processing...''wrong.''"



* In ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'', Queen Isabel's attempt to resurrect her husband Nicolai turns him into a genocidal vampire. It probably wasn't the smartest idea to ask a ''necromancer'' for help, after all. The plot of [=HOMM3=] featured a similar MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil resurrection that - while at least intentional - still didn't quite go as planned.

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* In ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'', Queen Isabel's attempt to resurrect her husband Nicolai turns him into a genocidal vampire. It probably wasn't the smartest idea to ask a ''necromancer'' for help, after all. The plot of [=HOMM3=] featured a similar MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Monster From Beyond The Veil resurrection that - while at least intentional - still didn't quite go as planned.



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', Zalbaag becomes a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil CameBackWrong after being killed by Dycedarg/Adrammelech. He is revived by the Lucavi in the next series of battles, and retains full consciousness, but he is turned into a vampiric zombie without any control over his actions, constantly suffering. He begs Ramza to kill him, knowing there's no hope for him and not wanting to hurt his brother.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', Zalbaag becomes a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Monster From Beyond The Veil CameBackWrong after being killed by Dycedarg/Adrammelech. He is revived by the Lucavi in the next series of battles, and retains full consciousness, but he is turned into a vampiric zombie without any control over his actions, constantly suffering. He begs Ramza to kill him, knowing there's no hope for him and not wanting to hurt his brother.



* TheUndead in ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are all literally Monsters From Beyond The Veil. TheUndead are what happens when Demons from beyond the Veil, seeking mortal hosts, find themselves trapped in corpses instead. Demons don't take to being stuck in rotting corpses and skeletons very well, and more often than not turn AxCrazy. The worst ones, Arcane Horrors and Revenants, can still make use of the power their hosts had in life but are no less AxCrazy. The ''player'' can create one with the AnimateDead spell which works by taking a humanoid corpse, ripping out its skeleton, and binding a very minor spirit to it- essentially a far more benign version of the above; the result is a "pet" with the basic class of the original person. In ''Awakening'' one of your ''allies'' is technically a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil: Justice is a Fade Spirit of Justice who was accidentally brought into the physical world and forced into the corpse of a Grey Warden. Initially he's not exactly thrilled about the situation, but earning approval with him will help him see the perks of the physical world. A true resurrection outside of immediate combat is apparently impossible in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' setting since even the spirits of the Fade have no idea where souls go after death.

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* TheUndead in ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are all literally Monsters From Beyond The Veil. TheUndead are what happens when Demons from beyond the Veil, seeking mortal hosts, find themselves trapped in corpses instead. Demons don't take to being stuck in rotting corpses and skeletons very well, and more often than not turn AxCrazy. The worst ones, Arcane Horrors and Revenants, can still make use of the power their hosts had in life but are no less AxCrazy. The ''player'' can create one with the AnimateDead spell which works by taking a humanoid corpse, ripping out its skeleton, and binding a very minor spirit to it- essentially a far more benign version of the above; the result is a "pet" with the basic class of the original person. In ''Awakening'' one of your ''allies'' is technically a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil: Monster From Beyond The Veil: Justice is a Fade Spirit of Justice who was accidentally brought into the physical world and forced into the corpse of a Grey Warden. Initially he's not exactly thrilled about the situation, but earning approval with him will help him see the perks of the physical world. A true resurrection outside of immediate combat is apparently impossible in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' setting since even the spirits of the Fade have no idea where souls go after death.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Roy's corpse being turned into a Bone Golem probably qualifies as a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil, albeit played for comedy.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Roy's corpse being turned into a Bone Golem probably qualifies as a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil, Monster From Beyond The Veil, albeit played for comedy.
16th Aug '16 9:37:29 PM Everdream
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*** Unknown why the hair was black, but it turns out that it was ''Al'' in that body, after his original body was taken, his soul was drawn in the [[BodyHorror corpse of body]], and the only reason he wasn't trapped in it is that it didn't have the capacity to sustain itself.

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*** Unknown why the hair was black, but it turns out that it was ''Al'' in that body, after his original body was taken, his soul was drawn in the [[BodyHorror corpse of that body]], and the only reason he wasn't trapped in it is that it didn't have the capacity to sustain itself.
13th Aug '16 11:56:03 AM nombretomado
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* In ''DGrayMan'', when a person dies and a loved one grieves over their death, there's a chance the Millennium Earl will appear, and offer the loved one a chance to resurrect the dead person. He gives them a metal body and asks them to wish the dead's soul into the metal body. What happens after this is that the dead one is resurrected as an Akuma- a tortured soul bound to a metal body- and the first thing they do after being resurrected is curse the loved one for damning them, then the Earl takes control and they murder the one who resurrected them and steal their body. In fact, Akuma are a combination of MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil and DamagedSoul. With each stage an Akuma reaches, the body becomes more humanoid in appearance but the soul heavily deteriorates.

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* In ''DGrayMan'', ''Manga/DGrayMan'', when a person dies and a loved one grieves over their death, there's a chance the Millennium Earl will appear, and offer the loved one a chance to resurrect the dead person. He gives them a metal body and asks them to wish the dead's soul into the metal body. What happens after this is that the dead one is resurrected as an Akuma- a tortured soul bound to a metal body- and the first thing they do after being resurrected is curse the loved one for damning them, then the Earl takes control and they murder the one who resurrected them and steal their body. In fact, Akuma are a combination of MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil and DamagedSoul. With each stage an Akuma reaches, the body becomes more humanoid in appearance but the soul heavily deteriorates.
29th Jun '16 1:44:42 PM Aiguille
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* In ''AlanWake'', Thomas Zane originally tries to write his lover, Barbara Jagger, back to life. However, since he does it via DeusExMachina, she instead comes back as a soulless physical avatar of the [[EldritchAbomination Dark Presence.]] Whoops.

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* In ''AlanWake'', ''Videogame/AlanWake'', Thomas Zane originally tries to write his lover, Barbara Jagger, back to life. However, since he does it via DeusExMachina, she instead comes back as a soulless physical avatar of the [[EldritchAbomination Dark Presence.]] Whoops.
27th Jun '16 6:55:12 PM Sammettik
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* Happens in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Though the first time it's Subverted, as a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper style serial killer is murdering young woman to create a mishmash body as a vessel to resurrect his dead wife, which you prevent. The second time, in the Dragonborn expansion, a scientist was experimenting with a way to revive and restore corpses to exactly as they were before they died. Falx Carius [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind (Yes THAT Falx Carius)]] was restored, but lost his mind in the process, becoming extremely violent and delusional/irrational, commanding an army of Ash Spawn to lay siege on Raven Rock.

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* Happens in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Though the first time it's Subverted, as a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper style serial killer is murdering young woman women to create a mishmash body as a vessel to resurrect his dead wife, which you prevent. The second time, in the Dragonborn expansion, a scientist was experimenting with a way to revive and restore corpses to exactly as they were before they died. Falx Carius [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind (Yes THAT Falx Carius)]] was restored, but lost his mind in the process, becoming extremely violent and delusional/irrational, commanding an army of Ash Spawn to lay siege on Raven Rock.
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