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24th May '16 11:24:47 AM MisterVercetti
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* Cie'th from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' are l'Cie that have [[YouHaveFailedMe failed their given task]] and transformed into crystal-ridden warped monsters. They have such [[SarcasmMode heartwarming names]] as "Ghoul" and "Ghast". And they eventually degrade into immobile LivingStatues called Cie'th Stones -that are [[AndIMustScream still suffering.]] Even worse, a person's mental state can hasten the process, resulting in some mooks turning into Cie'th ''instantly''.
** The alternative isn't much better. When a l'Cie completes their task, their body is instantly transformed into a human-shaped crystal. It's little wonder that the humans in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' world consider becoming a l'Cie to be a FateWorseThanDeath.

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* Cie'th from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' are l'Cie that have [[YouHaveFailedMe failed their given task]] Focus]] and transformed into crystal-ridden warped monsters. They have such [[SarcasmMode heartwarming names]] as "Ghoul" and "Ghast". And they eventually degrade into immobile LivingStatues called Cie'th Stones -that are [[AndIMustScream still suffering.]] Even worse, a person's mental state can hasten the process, resulting in some mooks less stoic l'Cie turning into Cie'th ''instantly''.almost immediately after getting their Focus.
** The alternative isn't much better. When a l'Cie completes their task, Focus, their body is instantly transformed into a human-shaped crystal. It's little wonder that the humans in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' world consider becoming a l'Cie to be a FateWorseThanDeath.FateWorseThanDeath.
** Even worse, the fal'Cie have figured out how to [[LoopholeAbuse exploit a certain loophole]]; if a fal'Cie creates a l'Cie without a Focus, the resulting LogicBomb creates an ''instant'' Cie'th. This effectively means that if the fal'Cie need an undead army on the spot and you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time - enjoy your eternal suffering as a shambling monster without any input or means of preventing it whatsoever!
21st May '16 9:32:07 AM erforce
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* The zombies in the IDW {{crossover}} comic ''Infestation: Outbreak'' consume flesh and infect the victims, looking like rotting corpses. They are also somehow able to infect machines (thanks to {{magitek}} called Artillica) and other undead (which results in a vampire/zombie hybrid). All zombies are guided by a [[HiveMind single intelligence]] known as the Undermind, whose eternal hunger is shared by all zombies. These zombies are then spread to other worlds, including ''GIJoe'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''{{Transformers}}'', and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
* DonaldDuck was once stalked by a Zombie called Bombie the Zombie. He was of the Voodoo variety and had to hand a cursed doll which shrank him, mistaking him for [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] who was a [[OldShame absolute jerk]] to this Voodoo priest who then sent said Zombie after him.

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* The zombies in the IDW {{crossover}} comic ''Infestation: Outbreak'' consume flesh and infect the victims, looking like rotting corpses. They are also somehow able to infect machines (thanks to {{magitek}} called Artillica) and other undead (which results in a vampire/zombie hybrid). All zombies are guided by a [[HiveMind single intelligence]] known as the Undermind, whose eternal hunger is shared by all zombies. These zombies are then spread to other worlds, including ''GIJoe'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''{{Transformers}}'', ''[[Comicbook/GIJoeIDW GI Joe]]'', ''[[Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse Star Trek]]'', ''Comicbook/{{Transformers|IDW}}'', and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
''Comicbook/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
* DonaldDuck Disney/DonaldDuck was once stalked by a Zombie called Bombie the Zombie. He was of the Voodoo variety and had to hand a cursed doll which shrank him, mistaking him for [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] who was a [[OldShame absolute jerk]] to this Voodoo priest who then sent said Zombie after him.
20th May '16 3:12:21 AM Trogdor
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* The undead in ''RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'' are a combination of flesh-eating, plague-bearing, and to some extent voodoo[[note]]A curse brought about by someone defiling an Aztec burial site, but there's no overall leader or commander.[[/note]]. In addition to the basic infected humans, there are a number of specialized undead that seem to be [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of the special infected from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''.

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* The undead in ''RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'' are a combination of flesh-eating, plague-bearing, and to some extent voodoo[[note]]A curse brought about by someone defiling an Aztec burial site, but there's no overall leader or commander.[[/note]]. In addition to the basic infected humans, there are a number of specialized undead that seem to be [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of the special infected from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''.
2nd May '16 9:34:44 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The zombies in ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'' were created by being injected with Element 115, and being somewhat controllable (with color-coordinated eye glow as well). While headshots will deal considerably more damage, it is not a requirement and some can live for a few seconds with their head blown off and still attacking you. Injecting them with more 115 can turn them back into being human.
30th Apr '16 6:39:48 AM Scorpion451
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* TheUndead: Brought back by [[{{Necromancy}} necromancy]], common in fantasy setting.


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Subtrope of TheUndead
29th Apr '16 9:15:41 AM AllHailThrall
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* The zombie in ''VideoGame/TheUltimateHauntedHouse is one of the monsters in the house, which sleeps in an iron maiden in a torture chamber in the house's basement. It is mindless, bright green, and looks like its skin is melting off, and unusually for a zombie, it attacks with magic curses rather than directly. Like all of the monsters in the house, it is described as "nasty" and cannot be attacked, only fled from.

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* The zombie in ''VideoGame/TheUltimateHauntedHouse ''VideoGame/TheUltimateHauntedHouse'' is one of the monsters in the house, which sleeps in an iron maiden in a torture chamber in the house's basement. It is mindless, bright green, and looks like its skin is melting off, and unusually for a zombie, it attacks with magic curses rather than directly. Like all of the monsters in the house, it is described as "nasty" and cannot be attacked, only fled from.
29th Apr '16 9:15:25 AM AllHailThrall
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* The zombie in ''VideoGame/TheUltimateHauntedHouse is one of the monsters in the house, which sleeps in an iron maiden in a torture chamber in the house's basement. It is mindless, bright green, and looks like its skin is melting off, and unusually for a zombie, it attacks with magic curses rather than directly. Like all of the monsters in the house, it is described as "nasty" and cannot be attacked, only fled from.
17th Apr '16 6:50:34 PM Cinereous
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* The "Kabane" of ''Anime/KabaneriOfTheIronFortress'' are [[LightningBruiser super-fast, super-tough]] monsters with glowing veins and hearts that are literally as hard as iron, making them exceptionally difficult to kill. They also infect people by biting, and the show's [[AllThereInTheManual official website]] details two infection methods: 1) an almost instantaneous infection that transforms the victim within seconds, or 2) a slower infection that takes up to 24 hours during which the victim still retains the ability to speak and reason. [[spoiler: Stopping the virus's progress before it reaches the brain turns a human into a Kabaneri, granting them the speed and strength of a Kabane but retaining human sanity, but still leaving them at risk of mutation.]]
6th Apr '16 8:20:01 PM KhymChanur
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* ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by Creator/CharlesStross features zombies (or Residual Human Resources) in a mixture of the voodoo and artificial, since sufficiently advanced science ''is'' magic. These zombies take the form of DemonicPossession of a corpse, usually programmed in [[BlackSpeech Middle Enochian]] not to eat brains. Great for janitorial tasks, though the RPG book notes that following employee complaints, they are no longer used for food service. (Also, Laundry employees should be noted that decking the zombies in tinsel is discouraged for the holiday season.)
** Of course, if the spirit animating the corpse ''isn't'' bound by spells or geases, that's when zombie apocalypses happen. Instead of infecting others with their bite, the demon--a being of electricity--tries to take over the nervous system of its victim in order to devour their soul, and skin is conductive. The living, active soul of a living being is stated to be much "tastier" than the dead informational echoes in a long-dead body.

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* ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by Creator/CharlesStross features zombies (or [[NotUsingTheZWord Residual Human Resources) Resources]]) in a mixture of the voodoo and artificial, since sufficiently advanced science ''is'' magic. These zombies take the form of DemonicPossession of a corpse, usually programmed in [[BlackSpeech Middle Old Enochian]] not to eat brains. Great for janitorial tasks, though the RPG book notes that following employee complaints, they are no longer used for food service. (Also, Laundry employees should be noted that decking the zombies in tinsel is discouraged for the holiday season.)
** Of course, if the spirit animating the corpse ''isn't'' bound by spells or geases, {{geas}}es, that's when zombie apocalypses happen. Instead of infecting others with their bite, the demon--a being of electricity--tries to take over the nervous system of its victim in order to devour their soul, and skin is conductive. The living, active soul of a living being is stated to be much "tastier" than the dead informational echoes in a long-dead body.body.
** Even if a zombie is bound by magic, a "death patterning" can be applied to it so that skin-to-skin contact with it is [[OneHitKill instantly deadly]]. This makes them excellent night guards.
** Zombies which are kept around on a permanent basis are fed [[BrainFood brains]] in order to keep their bodies functioning. But it doesn't need to be ''human'' brains; the Laundry buys cow brains from slaughterhouses for that purpose. It doesn't even need to be brains, it's just that cow brains are a cheap source of the needed fatty acids. In a pinch, the zombies could be fed on [=McDonald's=] milkshakes.
28th Mar '16 9:45:54 AM Chris116
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* The zombies from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' are actually the good guys, returning from the grave to protect Scooby and the gang from the real villains. At least two of them are ghosts but the rest--pirates, gangsters, Civil War soldiers, tourists, etc.--are lumbering, non-flesh-eating but fleshy zombies. They were the result of [[spoiler: the remaining original inhabitants of the islands performing an arcane ceremony to a feline deity to get revenge on the pirates. This granted them a werecat form and immortality. [[FateWorseThanDeath However, the immortality worked by stealing the life force of others, leaving them as zombies.]] This is why they help the gang stop the villains. In fact, the spirit of a Confederate soldlier thanks them before passing on.]]

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* The zombies from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' are actually the good guys, returning from the grave to protect Scooby and the gang from the real villains. At least two of them are can manifest as ghosts but the rest--pirates, gangsters, Civil War soldiers, tourists, etc.--are lumbering, non-flesh-eating but fleshy zombies. They were the result of [[spoiler: the remaining original inhabitants of the islands performing an arcane ceremony to a feline deity to get revenge on the pirates. This granted them a werecat form and immortality. [[FateWorseThanDeath However, the immortality worked by stealing the life force of others, leaving them as zombies.]] This is why they help the gang stop the villains. In fact, the spirit of a Confederate soldlier thanks them before passing on.]]]] These zombies are also completely self-aware and use their horrid appearance to try to [[spoiler: scare people away so they don't suffer the same fate as them.]] The zombies also only rise on the day of the harvest moon, and don't seem to have the need to eat, and as mentioned above can also manifest as ghosts.
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