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13th Aug '16 1:08:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* AnitaBlake is a licensed necromancer who often uses her powers to interrogate the dead (when she isn't busy sexing them up for one contrived reason or another).

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* AnitaBlake Literature/AnitaBlake is a licensed necromancer who often uses her powers to interrogate the dead (when she isn't busy sexing them up for one contrived reason or another).
13th Aug '16 11:56:57 AM nombretomado
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* ''DGrayMan'' has the infamous [[ChivalrousPervert Cross Marian]], who uses [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090104002250/dgrayman/images/1/15/Cross_Marian_-_Grave_of_Maria.jpg Grave of Maria]]--the body of a deceased woman with the power of an Exorcist. She only listens to Cross. Using magic, he can summon her coffin at will and release her. It is often theorized, by many in fanon, that she was possibly a lover of Cross' when she was alive, but nothing has been stated as of yet.

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* ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' has the infamous [[ChivalrousPervert Cross Marian]], who uses [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090104002250/dgrayman/images/1/15/Cross_Marian_-_Grave_of_Maria.jpg Grave of Maria]]--the body of a deceased woman with the power of an Exorcist. She only listens to Cross. Using magic, he can summon her coffin at will and release her. It is often theorized, by many in fanon, that she was possibly a lover of Cross' when she was alive, but nothing has been stated as of yet.
13th Aug '16 10:29:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Necromancers have shown up on occasion. In the ''Judge Child Quest'', Dredd came across Murd the Oppressor, an [[WizardsFromOuterSpace alien tyrant-sorcerer]] who could resurrect the dead and was the keeper of Sagbelly, a giant sacred toad. He actually succeeded in killing Dredd, only to revive him. The villain from ''Judgment Day'', Sabbat the Necromagus, animated an army of zombies to launch a global ZombieApocalypse. His backstory shows that he was Murd's best student.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Necromancers have shown up on occasion. occasion.
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In the ''Judge Child Quest'', Dredd came across Murd the Oppressor, an [[WizardsFromOuterSpace alien tyrant-sorcerer]] who could resurrect the dead and was the keeper of Sagbelly, a giant sacred toad. He actually succeeded in killing Dredd, only to revive him. him.
** The Sisters of Death are the source of the Dark Judges' zombified state after they befriended the young Judge Death.
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The villain from ''Judgment Day'', Sabbat the Necromagus, animated an army of zombies to launch a global ZombieApocalypse. His backstory shows that he was Murd's best student.
2nd Aug '16 5:54:43 AM OlmoJV
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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness'': Eostra the [[OminousOwl Eagle Owl]] Mage, the head of the Soul Eaters, is this. She's said to have always been obsessed with the secrets of the dead. As soon as she became her clan's mage, she performed a forbidden ritual and brought back to life a deceased boy. Soon after this, all the other Eagle Owls died out of sickness. At the climax of ''Ghost Hunter'', Eostra summons the spirits of [[spoiler:all her deceased Soul Eaters]], bound to her through their hairs she possesses. When the hairs are burned, the summoned spirits return to afterlife.
30th Jul '16 2:01:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The lead villain of ''HarryPotterComics''.

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* The lead villain of ''HarryPotterComics''.''Webcomic/HarryPotterComics''.



* ''TrueVillains'': [[http://www.truevillains.com/comic-2011-12-02-Necromancy%20at%20its%20Finest-jpg.htm It is not going to be easy. It is not going to be painless. It is not going to be legal. It is, however, going to be]] '''fun'''.

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* ''TrueVillains'': ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'': [[http://www.truevillains.com/comic-2011-12-02-Necromancy%20at%20its%20Finest-jpg.htm It is not going to be easy. It is not going to be painless. It is not going to be legal. It is, however, going to be]] '''fun'''.
20th Jul '16 6:48:34 PM DarkHunter
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** The Resurrection Stone is reputed to be able to revive the dead. It's also believed to be something made up for a fairy tale. [[spoiler:The Stone is real, but it cannot resurrect the dead. What it can do is summon the spirit of a deceased person for a few minutes, but that's it.]]
20th Jul '16 4:36:27 AM narm00
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** ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has the Giovanni clan, a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Mafia family of vampires with a long history of necromantic practices]]. The corpses serve multiple purposes, one of them being that, [[VampireBitesSuck since the Giovanni bite causes a lot of pain]], they provide a more reliable means of blood than feeding on live humans. There're also a few bloodlines who have necromantic powers: the Harbringers of Skulls, who all look like walking corpses and seek revenge on the Giovanni, the Samedi, who all look like ''rotting'' corpses and have HollywoodVoodoo associations, and the flesh-eating Nagaraja.

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** ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has the Giovanni clan, a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Mafia family of vampires with a long history of necromantic practices]]. The corpses serve multiple purposes, one of them being that, [[VampireBitesSuck since the Giovanni bite causes a lot of pain]], they provide a more reliable means of blood than feeding on live humans. There're also a few bloodlines who have necromantic powers: the Harbringers Harbingers of Skulls, who all look like walking corpses and seek revenge on the Giovanni, the Samedi, who all look like ''rotting'' corpses and have HollywoodVoodoo associations, the Impundulu, an African bloodline who [[PickyPeopleEater can only feed from one family]], and the flesh-eating Nagaraja.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' necromancy is banned because the spirits summoned to perform such spells have a chance of doing things like reanimating random corpses or possessing people. Archvillainess Lady Amalsand Jakoba, widow of High King Don Rinaldi (whom she may have killed) is a necromancer, and her son Vaslov is rumored to be studying it as well as WhiteMagic. It's worth noting that although inherently dangerous, it's ''not'' inherently evil -- but evil people are obviously more likely to use it despite the danger its use poses to others.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' necromancy is banned because the spirits summoned to perform such spells have a chance of doing things like reanimating random corpses or possessing people. Archvillainess Lady Amalsand Jakoba, widow of High King Don Rinaldi (whom she may have killed) killed), is a necromancer, and her son Vaslov is rumored to be studying it as well as WhiteMagic. It's worth noting that although inherently dangerous, it's ''not'' inherently evil -- but evil people are obviously more likely to use it despite the danger its use poses to others.



* ''TabletopGame/WeirdWarsWorldWarTwo'' has the historical Japanese Unit 731 harbour a small group which uses Eastern magic to summon the dead and bind them to remains, even capable of attaching undead brains to the controls of vehicles and aircraft. When offered to the military they refuse violently due to their sense of honour, but at the GMs discretion, they may end up resorting to this madness as the situation gets more desperate towards the end of the war. Imperial Japan and National Socialist Germany, despite allied fears to the contrary, do NOT share their knowledge of such dark magic as the Eastern necromancy and Nazi blood magic, which indicates their intentions toward each other after conquering the world.

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* ''TabletopGame/WeirdWarsWorldWarTwo'' ''TabletopGame/WeirdWars: World War Two'' has the historical Japanese Unit 731 harbour a small group which uses Eastern magic to summon the dead and bind them to remains, even capable of attaching undead brains to the controls of vehicles and aircraft. When offered to the military they refuse violently due to their sense of honour, but at the GMs discretion, GM's discretion they may end up resorting to this madness as the situation gets more desperate towards the end of the war. Imperial Japan and National Socialist Germany, despite allied Allied fears to the contrary, do NOT share their knowledge of such dark magic as the Eastern necromancy and Nazi blood magic, which indicates their intentions toward each other after conquering the world.
18th Jul '16 9:38:45 AM Longes
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*** The primary difference is in the definition of "necromancer". Wizards excell in manipulating energy and making living things dead or dead things deader. Clerics are better at raising armies of darkness and sweeping the world with a zombie plague.
17th Jul '16 1:58:17 PM SebastianGray
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has mortal necromancers, vampires, and the Egyptian themed liche-priests. There's also Nagash, the first and greatest necromancer (originally high priest of the Nehekharan Mortuary Cult that became the liche-priests), an OmnicidalManiac who attempted to raise all the dead of the world as his servants. It used to be that necromancy automatically drove one insane; this seems to have been relaxed, though the vast majority of necromancers are still villainous.
** The setting makes a difference between those that use the Lore of Death (more classical necromancy, communicating with the dead and one of the eight Winds of Magic) and those that use necromancy (animating the dead, a form of dark magic). The liche-priests are a third kind, they summon the spirits of fallen warriors into their own skeletal remains to continue serving their kings as in life (though both Liche-priests and the Necromancers in the Vampire Counts army can also use the Lore of Death, alongside their own Lore of Nehekhara or Lore of the Vampires). The Old World Necromancy used by Necromancers and Vampires is actually a bastardisation (some might say a refinement) of the traditional necromantic practices of the Liche Priests, pioneered by the Great Necromancer Nagash for his own nefarious ends. As such the underlying magical principles are the pretty much the same, but manifested in culturally distinct ways.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has mortal necromancers, vampires, Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** In TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} the Eldar Spiritseers are explicitly compared in-universe to necromancers. Although they don't animate corpses, Spiritseers are psykers able to commune with the spirits in the Infinity Circuit,
and guide the Egyptian themed liche-priests. There's also Nagash, departed souls as they take to the first and greatest necromancer (originally high priest of the Nehekharan Mortuary Cult that became the liche-priests), an OmnicidalManiac who attempted to raise all the dead of the world battlefield as his servants. It used to be that necromancy automatically drove one insane; this seems to have been relaxed, though the vast majority of necromancers are Wraithguard or Wraithlords. The Eldar still villainous.
regard the practice as abhorrent, but a NecessaryEvil given these desperate times.
** TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}:
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The setting makes a difference between those that use the Lore of Death (more classical necromancy, communicating with the dead and one of the eight Winds of Magic) and those that use necromancy (animating the dead, a form of dark magic). Necromancers and vampires use this second form of necromancy to animate armies of undead followers.
*** Necromancy in the Warhammer World began with Nagash, the first and greatest necromancer who was originally a high priest of the Nehekharan Mortuary Cult and OmnicidalManiac who attempted to raise all the dead of the world as his servants.
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The liche-priests are a third kind, they another kind of necromancer who summon the spirits of fallen warriors into their own skeletal remains to continue serving their kings as in life (though both Liche-priests and the Necromancers in the Vampire Counts army can also use the Lore of Death, alongside their own Lore of Nehekhara or Lore of the Vampires). life. The Old World Necromancy used by Necromancers necromancers and Vampires vampires is actually a bastardisation (some might say a refinement) of the traditional necromantic practices of the Liche Priests, pioneered by the Great Necromancer Nagash for his own nefarious ends. As such the underlying magical principles are the pretty much the same, but manifested in culturally distinct ways.ways.
** In TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar the Great Necromancer Nagash returns as the God of the Dead and ruler of the Realm of Shyish. The necromantic abilities of Nagash and his Deathlord followers, as well as the lesser Deathmages and Soulblight vampires, are greater than ever with their ultimate goal being to raise the populations of all eight Mortal Realms into undeath.
25th Jun '16 11:46:36 AM nombretomado
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* In ''BattleForWesnoth'', necromancers are quite common, and are the reason for TheUndead being a faction in themselves and a major, recurring threat to Wesnoth. The allure of immense power and potential immortality (via transformation into a Lich) draws in practitioners of the dark arts, and although the extreme strain of their training causes most of these 'Dark Adepts' to become [[SquishyWizard extremely frail and weak physically]], it does give them [[GlassCannon impressive magical firepower]]. The Adepts' higher-level promotions, the Dark Sorcerer, Necromancer, and Lich, often lead the Undead armies in battle, making them perhaps the most powerful individuals in the Wesnoth-verse [[note]](the characters, not the actual units)[[/note]]. However, they are hated by everyone. ''[[ZeroPercentApprovalRating Everyone]]''. Necromancers, both alive and undead, have been involved in so many wars and battles throughout the various campaigns, since before the creation of the titular kingdom to hundreds of years after it's fall, that they have become somewhat of a cliche in Wesnoth.

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* In ''BattleForWesnoth'', ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'', necromancers are quite common, and are the reason for TheUndead being a faction in themselves and a major, recurring threat to Wesnoth. The allure of immense power and potential immortality (via transformation into a Lich) draws in practitioners of the dark arts, and although the extreme strain of their training causes most of these 'Dark Adepts' to become [[SquishyWizard extremely frail and weak physically]], it does give them [[GlassCannon impressive magical firepower]]. The Adepts' higher-level promotions, the Dark Sorcerer, Necromancer, and Lich, often lead the Undead armies in battle, making them perhaps the most powerful individuals in the Wesnoth-verse [[note]](the characters, not the actual units)[[/note]]. However, they are hated by everyone. ''[[ZeroPercentApprovalRating Everyone]]''. Necromancers, both alive and undead, have been involved in so many wars and battles throughout the various campaigns, since before the creation of the titular kingdom to hundreds of years after it's fall, that they have become somewhat of a cliche in Wesnoth.
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