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28th Dec '16 10:58:00 PM Xtifr
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* In the [[TheLaundrySeries Laundryverse]], zombies are more like low-class {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that are summoned into deceased bodies. As such, they can be controlled--the more benign varieties, that is. Other types manifest as beings made of electric energy inhabiting stolen bodies, and skin is conductive. Special mention goes to the climax of [[spoiler:''The Fuller Memorandum'', where Bob triggers one of these to seriously screw up a summoning ritual by cultists where he himself is to be the victim.]] The best moment goes to when he arranges for himself to be [[spoiler:''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome bound into his own body]]'']].

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* In the [[TheLaundrySeries Laundryverse]], ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'', zombies are more like low-class {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that are summoned into deceased bodies. As such, they can be controlled--the more benign varieties, that is. Other types manifest as beings made of electric energy inhabiting stolen bodies, and skin is conductive. Special mention goes to the climax of [[spoiler:''The Fuller Memorandum'', where Bob triggers one of these to seriously screw up a summoning ritual by cultists where he himself is to be the victim.]] The best moment goes to when he arranges for himself to be [[spoiler:''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome bound into his own body]]'']].
19th Dec '16 3:30:12 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', we have AxCrazy necromancer [[EvilSorcerer Gravemoss]], who constantly makes use of various forms of undead as his minions.
24th Nov '16 7:08:44 PM Necrodomo
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** ''Anyone'' in the setting can raise zombies by pledging allegiance to the Nexal death deity [[TheSacredDarkness Hashaa]]...though those zombies answer ''only'' to Hashaa and are more useful as a SpannerInTheWorks to be thrown into battles than a reliable standing army.

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** ''Anyone'' Anyone in the setting can raise zombies by pledging allegiance to the Nexal death deity [[TheSacredDarkness Hashaa]]...though those zombies answer ''only'' to Hashaa and are more useful as a SpannerInTheWorks to be thrown into battles than a reliable standing army.
24th Nov '16 7:08:12 PM Necrodomo
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* [[OurLichesAreDifferent Liches]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are dedicated to raising a small undead army, and quite a few of them siege faction strongholds to keep "recruitment" numbers up.
** ''Anyone'' in the setting can raise zombies by pledging allegiance to the Nexal death deity [[TheSacredDarkness Hashaa]]...though those zombies answer ''only'' to Hashaa and are more useful as a SpannerInTheWorks to be thrown into battles than a reliable standing army.
24th Nov '16 9:23:21 AM LordInsane
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* Every ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' game features an undead faction.

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* Every ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' game since the second features an undead faction.
22nd Oct '16 4:05:31 PM SimiOfDoom
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* The Ghost King in ''Literature/{{Transitions}}'' can resurrect hordes of undead from all over Faerun to make the lives of our heroes harder. And he does so gleefully!
26th Sep '16 8:52:54 AM Dark_Lord_
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* In ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury,'' the grunts are Rinshi, based on {{Chinese Vampire}}s and created from the dust of dead warriors. When one is upgraded to MonsterOfTheWeek, it becomes a Rinshi Beast. Technically, the bad guys of that season are [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot kung-fu zombie beast-men]]! Due to either NeverSayDie or wanting to keep the martial arts theme at the forefront, the undead thing doesn't come up terribly often, though.
** Before that, the Hidiacs and Styxoids of ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' were the zombies of the villains' horror monster theme.

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and its adaptation ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' have a few of these:
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In ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury,'' the second episode of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' and its adaptation ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', the BigBad sends out a skeleton themed MonsterOfTheWeek, who uses a unique set of skeleton themed mooks. It is not known wether they are really undead or not, but they certainly fit the part of skeletal themed personalityless minions.
** Since all the villains in ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' were based on famous Horror monsters, the mooks were the Zombie based Zobils, sometimes led by the stronger [[EliteMook High Zobils]]. These also appeared in ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'', were they are known as the Hidiacs and Styxoids.
** In ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger''
the grunts are Rinshi, based on {{Chinese Vampire}}s and created who were reanimated from the dust bodies of dead warriors. evil martial artists. When one is upgraded to MonsterOfTheWeek, it becomes a Rinshi Beast. [=RinRinshi=]. Technically, the bad guys of that season are [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot kung-fu zombie beast-men]]! Due to either NeverSayDie or wanting to keep ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' reuses the martial arts theme at same concept down to the forefront, name of the grunts, with the only difference being that the upgraded form is called a Rinshi Beast, instead of a [=RinRinshi=].
** Taken literally in the ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' summer movie, where the rangers had to fight legions of
undead thing doesn't come up terribly often, though.
** Before that, the Hidiacs and Styxoids
spirits of ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' were the zombies of the villains' horror monster theme.mooks from previous Super Sentai series.
11th Sep '16 1:51:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Haazheel Thorn raises a gigantic legion of undead, lead by mighty wyrm-riding undead lords... merely as a way to soften up the imperial armies before battle. [[spoiler:He still loses said battle... [[XanatosGambit which is what he wanted]].]]
23rd Jul '16 3:50:45 PM Eddy1215
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If you really want to find these guys, look in the designated BigBoosHaunt, or any other UnholyGround. RaisingTheSteaks is sometimes a SubTrope of this. Compare/contrast UndeadLaborers, who are used for constructive work rather than fighting, and CavalryOfTheDead, when ''the heroes''' fallen allies rise to aid them as TheCavalry. Undead mooks are a staple of video games, TabletopGames, and live-action alike.

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If you really want to find these guys, look in the designated BigBoosHaunt, or any other UnholyGround. RaisingTheSteaks is sometimes a SubTrope of this. Compare/contrast UndeadLaborers, who are used for constructive work rather than fighting, and CavalryOfTheDead, when ''the heroes''' fallen allies rise to aid them as TheCavalry. Undead mooks are a staple of video games, TabletopGames, and live-action alike.
alike. Being undead, the villain doesn't suffer MookDepletion with these guys.
14th Jul '16 10:11:38 AM Snicka
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If you really want to find these guys, look in the designated BigBoosHaunt, or any other UnholyGround. RaisingTheSteaks is sometimes a SubTrope of this. Compare/contrast UndeadLaborers, who are used for constructive work rather than fighting, and ArmyOfTheDead, when ''the heroes''' fallen allies rise to aid them as TheCavalry. Undead mooks are a staple of video games, TabletopGames, and live-action alike.

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If you really want to find these guys, look in the designated BigBoosHaunt, or any other UnholyGround. RaisingTheSteaks is sometimes a SubTrope of this. Compare/contrast UndeadLaborers, who are used for constructive work rather than fighting, and ArmyOfTheDead, CavalryOfTheDead, when ''the heroes''' fallen allies rise to aid them as TheCavalry. Undead mooks are a staple of video games, TabletopGames, and live-action alike.
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