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1st Oct '17 2:11:49 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* "'VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey V: Beyond the Myth'' introduces the Necromancer class, the moveset of which primarily revolves around summoning and manipulating wraiths, whether to command them to attack or use them up for other abilities.

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* "'VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey V: Beyond the Myth'' introduces the Necromancer class, the moveset of which primarily revolves around summoning and manipulating wraiths, whether to command them to attack or use them up for other abilities.
1st Oct '17 2:11:40 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* "'VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey V: Beyond the Myth'' introduces the Necromancer class, the moveset of which primarily revolves around summoning and manipulating wraiths, whether to command them to attack or use them up for other abilities.
30th Sep '17 4:47:36 AM Badger96
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** The [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition third game]], however, makes Necromancer a specialization by itself. Necromancy that isn't fueled by blood magic is considered creepy but not nearly as controversial; the nation of Nevarra even has its own government-sanctioned order of necromancers.

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** The [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition third game]], however, makes Necromancer a specialization by itself.itself- it's Dorian's, in fact. Necromancy that isn't fueled by blood magic is considered creepy but not nearly as controversial; the nation of Nevarra even has its own government-sanctioned order of necromancers.
27th Sep '17 11:44:29 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* Necromancy is a branch of the sorcerous Craft in Max Gladstone's ''Literature/CraftSequence''. It has a wide range of applications, from raising [[UndeadLaborers zombies for cheap labor]] to restructuring dead gods like failing corporations. Craft practitioners themselves don't usually regard necromancy as inherently evil, but not everyone in the world shares that view.

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* Necromancy is a branch of the sorcerous Craft in Max Gladstone's ''Literature/CraftSequence''. It has a wide range of applications, from raising [[UndeadLaborers zombies for cheap labor]] to [[https://thinkprogress.org/two-serpents-rise-author-max-gladstone-on-magical-economics-and-manic-pixie-dream-girls-890751d3a700/ restructuring dead gods like failing corporations.corporations]]. Craft practitioners themselves don't usually regard necromancy as inherently evil, but not everyone in the world shares that view.
27th Sep '17 11:43:20 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* Necromancy is a branch of the sorcerous Craft in Max Gladstone's ''Literature/CraftSequence''. It has a wide range of applications, from raising [[UndeadLaborer zombies for cheap labor]] to restructuring dead gods like failing corporations. Craft practitioners themselves don't usually regard necromancy as inherently evil, but not everyone in the world shares that view.

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* Necromancy is a branch of the sorcerous Craft in Max Gladstone's ''Literature/CraftSequence''. It has a wide range of applications, from raising [[UndeadLaborer [[UndeadLaborers zombies for cheap labor]] to restructuring dead gods like failing corporations. Craft practitioners themselves don't usually regard necromancy as inherently evil, but not everyone in the world shares that view.
27th Sep '17 11:43:00 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* Necromancy is the only form of magic in Max Gladstone's ''Literature/CraftSequence''. That being the case, there are both good and evil necromancers. Though unlike most fantasy, raising the dead as zombies is not considered a act of evil, nor is demon summoning, or binding your soul to a skeleton for the rest of eternity. In fact, some of the most well functioning societies are ruled by Lich Kings.

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* Necromancy is a branch of the only form of magic sorcerous Craft in Max Gladstone's ''Literature/CraftSequence''. That being the case, there are both good and evil necromancers. Though unlike most fantasy, It has a wide range of applications, from raising the dead as [[UndeadLaborer zombies is not considered a act of for cheap labor]] to restructuring dead gods like failing corporations. Craft practitioners themselves don't usually regard necromancy as inherently evil, nor is demon summoning, or binding your soul to a skeleton for but not everyone in the rest of eternity. In fact, some of the most well functioning societies are ruled by Lich Kings. world shares that view.
24th Sep '17 4:30:35 PM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'' is all about the player raising an army of medieval sellswords from villages and taverns to become a mercenary warlord, then a king's vassal and possibly even one day ruler of their own kingdom. In the ''Videogame/SolidAndShade'' mod, the player is encouraged to play as one of these instead, quite literally digging through graveyards and crypts to raise a legion of morbid fiends and turn Calradia into a land of death.
16th Sep '17 11:17:34 AM nombretomado
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* A secret class in the GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''. They are basically glorified [[PowerCopying Blue Mages]] who can't be healed by normal means, and are only available once the BonusBoss is [[BraggingRightsReward killed.]]

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* A secret class in the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''. They are basically glorified [[PowerCopying Blue Mages]] who can't be healed by normal means, and are only available once the BonusBoss is [[BraggingRightsReward killed.]]
9th Sep '17 9:10:19 PM DustSnitch
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** In Literature/BookOfEzekiel, ''[[{{God}} God himself]]'' commands Ezekiel to resurrect [[CavalryOfTheDead a whole army of skeletons]], which were the people of Israel, to reclaim their homes. Unlike any [[DemBones typical skeletal army]], they were [[MassResurrection fully resurrected]] into living beings[[note]]and by modern day RPGMechanicsVerse, it's ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons True Resurrection]]'', not AnimateDead[[/note]], subverting the typical expectation of this trope. This was done [[OlderThanFeudalism before video game necromancy was a thing]].

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** In Literature/BookOfEzekiel, the Book of Ezekiel, ''[[{{God}} God himself]]'' commands Ezekiel to resurrect [[CavalryOfTheDead a whole army of skeletons]], which were the people of Israel, to reclaim their homes. Unlike any [[DemBones typical skeletal army]], they were [[MassResurrection fully resurrected]] into living beings[[note]]and by modern day RPGMechanicsVerse, it's ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons True Resurrection]]'', not AnimateDead[[/note]], subverting the typical expectation of this trope. This was done [[OlderThanFeudalism before video game necromancy was a thing]].
9th Sep '17 9:09:56 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheBible'' comes down pretty hard on divination in general, including necromancy, and exhorts the Israelites not to put their faith in sorcerers. However, it's because those practices are associated with alien gods (not [[EldritchAbomination that kind]]) and HumanSacrifice… not because they don't ''work.'' At one point (in 1 Samuel 28), a necromancer conjures the spirit of Samuel, a dead prophet, to ask some questions. While Samuel does show up, he's not real happy about it and basically just tells Saul that God is ''done'' with him.
** In Book of Ezekiel, ''[[{{God}} God himself]]'' commands Ezekiel to resurrect [[CavalryOfTheDead a whole army of skeletons]], which were the people of Israel, to reclaim their homes. Unlike any [[DemBones typical skeletal army]], they were [[MassResurrection fully resurrected]] into living beings [[note]]and by modern day RPGMechanicsVerse, it's ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons True Resurrection]]'', not AnimateDead[[/note]]. This was done [[OlderThanFeudalism before video game necromancy was a thing]].
** And, of course, we have [[{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]], who is able to [[BackFromTheDead resurrect (both himself and others) the dead]] without suffering [[CameBackWrong the typical effects of raising the dead]], but it's made explicitly clear that God Himself is the source of these acts.


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* Literature/TheBible:
** The Old Testament comes down pretty hard on divination in general, including necromancy, and exhorts the Israelites not to put their faith in sorcerers. However, it's because those practices are associated with alien gods (not [[EldritchAbomination that kind]]) and HumanSacrifice… not because they don't ''work.'' At one point (in [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel 1 Samuel 28]]), a necromancer conjures the spirit of Samuel, a dead prophet, to ask some questions. While Samuel does show up, he's not real happy about it and basically just tells Saul that God is ''done'' with him.
** In Literature/BookOfEzekiel, ''[[{{God}} God himself]]'' commands Ezekiel to resurrect [[CavalryOfTheDead a whole army of skeletons]], which were the people of Israel, to reclaim their homes. Unlike any [[DemBones typical skeletal army]], they were [[MassResurrection fully resurrected]] into living beings[[note]]and by modern day RPGMechanicsVerse, it's ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons True Resurrection]]'', not AnimateDead[[/note]], subverting the typical expectation of this trope. This was done [[OlderThanFeudalism before video game necromancy was a thing]].
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