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11th May '17 9:08:06 PM Angeldeb82
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Sometimes the officer class will be made up of more strong-willed, sentient types of undead, such as [[OurVampiresAreDifferent [=Vampires=]]] or [[OurWightsAreDifferent Wights]]. May be the official army of TheNecrocracy.

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Sometimes the officer class will be made up of more strong-willed, sentient types of undead, such as [[OurVampiresAreDifferent [=Vampires=]]] Vampires]] or [[OurWightsAreDifferent Wights]]. May be the official army of TheNecrocracy.



* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': [[{{Necromancer}} Necromancy]] is one of the new skills Twilight Sparkle picks up after her FaceHeelTurn, and she quickly puts it to use, creating an army of zombie pony warriors to serve her.

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* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': [[{{Necromancer}} Necromancy]] {{Necromanc|er}}y is one of the new skills Twilight Sparkle picks up after her FaceHeelTurn, and she quickly puts it to use, creating an army of zombie pony warriors to serve her.



* In ''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]]'']].

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* In ''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 [[spoiler:''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome bound into his own body]]'']].



** In 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.

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** In 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 personality-less minions.



*** An old [[DungeonMaster DM]] observation goes: "The number of undead encounters in a campaign is exponentially disproportional to the number of clerics in the party."

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*** An old [[DungeonMaster DM]] {{D|ungeonMaster}}M observation goes: "The number of undead encounters in a campaign is exponentially disproportional to the number of clerics in the party."



* The underlings of a necromancer [[PlayerCharacter PC]] in ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'', hey, the bad guys can't have all the fun!
* [[AliceAllusion Alice]] has the ability to summon wave after wave of undead at you in the ''[[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Raidou]] [[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Kuzunoha]]'' games. "''[[{{Catchphrase}} All of my friends are dead... so could you please...]] [[SignatureMove Die For Me?]]''"

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* The underlings of a necromancer [[PlayerCharacter PC]] {{P|layerCharacter}}C in ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'', hey, the bad guys can't have all the fun!
* [[AliceAllusion Alice]] {{Alice|Allusion}} has the ability to summon wave after wave of undead at you in the ''[[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Raidou]] [[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Kuzunoha]]'' games. "''[[{{Catchphrase}} All of my friends are dead... so could you please...]] [[SignatureMove Die For Me?]]''"



* In the fifth stage of the ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' game ''Subterranean Animism'', the player is introduced to Orin's army of zombie ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot fairies.]]'' Shooting them down will only result in them coming back to life and then trailing after you, spewing bullets in their wake. It's one of the many reasons why that stage [[ScrappyLevel isn't very liked.]]

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* In the fifth stage of the ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' game ''Subterranean Animism'', the player is introduced to Orin's army of zombie ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot fairies.]]'' fairies]].'' Shooting them down will only result in them coming back to life and then trailing after you, spewing bullets in their wake. It's one of the many reasons why that stage [[ScrappyLevel [[ThatOneLevel isn't very liked.]]liked]].



* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'', your army of plants fight nothing but an army of zombies. [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombies that do pole vaulting, play football, ride dolphins, go bobsledding, and bungee jump amongst other things.]] Even the final boss is a zombie in a huge ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombie]]'' ''[[HumongousMecha robot.]]'' [[spoiler: The only exception here is the Zomboni, which is actually a space ogre mistaken for a zombie in a Zamboni.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'', your army of plants fight nothing but an army of zombies. [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombies that do pole vaulting, play football, ride dolphins, go bobsledding, and bungee jump amongst other things.]] Even the final boss is a zombie in a huge ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombie]]'' ''[[HumongousMecha robot.]]'' robot]].'' [[spoiler: The only exception here is the Zomboni, which is actually a space ogre mistaken for a zombie in a Zamboni.]]



** The backstory of the original game reveals that the entire nation of Orr was destroyed in a magical [[ApocalypseHow Class 0 event]]. The bodies that weren't instantly incinerated have transformed into an undead army that plagues the swamps of nearby Kryta. They are ruled by a Lich who [[spoiler: caused said catastrophe and [[TrickTwist who you were helping all along]].]]

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** The backstory of the original game reveals that the entire nation of Orr was destroyed in a magical [[ApocalypseHow Class 0 event]]. The bodies that weren't instantly incinerated have transformed into an undead army that plagues the swamps of nearby Kryta. They are ruled by a Lich who [[spoiler: caused said catastrophe and [[TrickTwist who you were helping all along]].]]along]]]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' has the ''Zombie Island of Dr. Ned'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Its got everything from regular zombies to midget zombies to giant lightning-throwing Frankenstein-esque zombies. For even more old-horror feeling, its got [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Wereskags!]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' has the ''Zombie Island of Dr. Ned'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Its It's got everything from regular zombies to midget zombies to giant lightning-throwing Frankenstein-esque zombies. For even more old-horror feeling, its it's got [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Wereskags!]]Wereskags]]!



* ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' has former stalkers that have been made victims of [[MindRape rather unfortunate circumstances]], from the Brain Scorcher, to Controllers, up to blowouts. These became a [[TechnicallyLivingZombie variation of a zombie]] in that they still have the [[IncrediblyLamePun brains]] to fire their weapons and even scavenge for loot, but they no longer became human due to their higher brain functions seared out by said circumstances. While they aren't that accurate in attacking and shamble about like sloths, they can still be dangerous to unsuspecting stalkers, especially in numbers. Otherwise, life proceeds on in the Zone, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou as it usually does]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' has former stalkers that have been made victims of [[MindRape rather unfortunate circumstances]], from the Brain Scorcher, to Controllers, up to blowouts. These became a [[TechnicallyLivingZombie variation of a zombie]] in that they still have the [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} brains]] to fire their weapons and even scavenge for loot, but they no longer became human due to their higher brain functions seared out by said circumstances. While they aren't that accurate in attacking and shamble about like sloths, they can still be dangerous to unsuspecting stalkers, especially in numbers. Otherwise, life proceeds on in the Zone, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou as it usually does]].
8th Apr '17 10:56:15 AM nombretomado
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* [[AliceAllusion Alice]] has the ability to summon wave after wave of undead at you in the ''[[RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Raidou]] [[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Kuzunoha]]'' games. "''[[{{Catchphrase}} All of my friends are dead... so could you please...]] [[SignatureMove Die For Me?]]''"

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* [[AliceAllusion Alice]] has the ability to summon wave after wave of undead at you in the ''[[RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy ''[[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Raidou]] [[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon [[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Kuzunoha]]'' games. "''[[{{Catchphrase}} All of my friends are dead... so could you please...]] [[SignatureMove Die For Me?]]''"
18th Feb '17 2:15:38 PM gb00393
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* Season 2 of HBO's TV adaptation of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Series/GameOfThrones ends as one of these begins.[[/folder]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The White Walkers are amassing a massive undead army beyond the wall. Season 2 of HBO's TV adaptation of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Series/GameOfThrones ends as one of these begins.begins, when they send one against the Fist of the First Men in "Valar Morghulis". Later, they send a much larger one against the wildlings in "Hardhome". [[/folder]]
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.
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