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30th Dec '17 5:51:08 PM nombretomado
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* Undead units in ''{{Gladius}}'' can buy a passive ability that lets them regenerate health (quite useful, as undead summoners need spend their own health to power their spells).

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* Undead units in ''{{Gladius}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Gladius}}'' can buy a passive ability that lets them regenerate health (quite useful, as undead summoners need spend their own health to power their spells).
18th Dec '17 3:10:23 PM thatother1dude
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It's worth noting that "No Rotting" includes preserving muscles, bones, and ligaments ''despite'' everyday wear and tear. This is often implied of many perpetual motion zombies said to never die. Another variant is just how ''much'' and how "neatly" the healing is. Some undead just have enough healing to patch themselves up over a long period, leaving [[ScarsAreForever massive and ugly cancerous scars]]. Others have a full on HealingFactor that leaves no scarring, effectively locking their appearance forever.

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It's worth noting that "No Rotting" includes preserving muscles, bones, and ligaments ''despite'' everyday wear and tear. This is often implied of many perpetual motion zombies said to never die. Another variant variable is just how ''much'' and how "neatly" the healing is. Some undead just have enough healing to patch themselves up over a long period, leaving [[ScarsAreForever massive and ugly cancerous scars]]. Others have a full on HealingFactor that leaves no scarring, effectively locking their appearance forever.
7th Dec '17 10:02:28 PM LordInsane
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* Type III later crossing towards Type I is the usual fate of undead in ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' -- normally, undead are created by (through necromancy or animancy) sticking a soul to a body so it doesn't leave as it should when the body dies. Such undead start out mostly as their pre-death selves (called fampyrs)... but suffer from a hunger for the flesh of sapient beings, which is also the only thing that staves off physical and mental degeneration. Eventually they degenerate far enough to go from vampire analogues to ghoul analogues (darguls, then into guls and finally revenants) before finally ending up as utterly mindless skeletons. There ''are'' some types of undead in terms of magical interaction who do not follow this progression, but most of them are the result of other sorts of soul-meddling (sticking souls in metal bodies, sticking animal souls into soulless but alive human bodies, etc) that don't really look as undead. Liches are a special case -- through obscure soul-trickery involving phylacteries they only get the physical degeneration, not the mental or hunger for flesh, and consequently tend to quickly end up as (self-aware) skeletons.
28th Aug '17 10:02:14 PM PaulA
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* In "The Island of the Immortals" by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin, the bite of a certain fly will grant you immortality. After a few centuries' worth of accumulated injuries, you're basically a limbless, faceless torso. Quite a bit longer, and your carbon is compressed into a diamond (which may still be aware).

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* In "The Island of the Immortals" Immortals", in ''Literature/ChangingPlanes'' by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin, the bite of a certain fly will grant you immortality. After a few centuries' worth of accumulated injuries, you're basically a limbless, faceless torso. Quite a bit longer, and your carbon is compressed into a diamond (which may still be aware).
28th Aug '17 8:56:28 PM PaulA
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* In a short story by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin, the bite of a certain fly will grant you immortality. After a few centuries' worth of accumulated injuries, you're basically a limbless, faceless torso. Quite a bit longer, and your carbon is compressed into a diamond (which may still be aware).

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* In a short story "The Island of the Immortals" by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin, the bite of a certain fly will grant you immortality. After a few centuries' worth of accumulated injuries, you're basically a limbless, faceless torso. Quite a bit longer, and your carbon is compressed into a diamond (which may still be aware).
28th Aug '17 8:42:20 PM PaulA
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* In a short story by UrsulaKLeGuin, the bite of a certain fly will grant you immortality. After a few centuries' worth of accumulated injuries, you're basically a limbless, faceless torso. Quite a bit longer, and your carbon is compressed into a diamond (which may still be aware).

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* In a short story by UrsulaKLeGuin, Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin, the bite of a certain fly will grant you immortality. After a few centuries' worth of accumulated injuries, you're basically a limbless, faceless torso. Quite a bit longer, and your carbon is compressed into a diamond (which may still be aware).
17th Aug '17 4:13:29 PM IceDragon7
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17th Aug '17 4:09:05 PM IceDragon7
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In any case, their healing is never strong enough to bring them back to life, just back to "fresh corpse". Also note that no matter how powerful an undead's healing ability, it is ''always'' of the "[[ScaleOfScientificSins blasphemy against nature]]" variety, so ReviveKillsZombie.

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In any case, their Their healing is never strong enough to bring them back to life, just back to "fresh corpse".corpse"[[note]] (If it did, it would kind of defeat the point)[[/note]]. Also note that no matter how powerful an undead's healing ability, it is ''always'' of the "[[ScaleOfScientificSins blasphemy against nature]]" variety, so ReviveKillsZombie.
17th Aug '17 4:03:21 PM IceDragon7
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* TYPE III: '''Healing, but progressive rotting'''. Rare, this set up means the undead decays but can repair injury. This is usually the case of the TechnicallyLivingZombie, who is a human that will eventually die, but until then can heal some wounds. As well as [[OurLichesAreDifferent Liches]], who is a sentient undead mage, the further they rot, the more powerful they are however.

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* TYPE III: '''Healing, but progressive rotting'''. Rare, this set up means the undead decays but can repair injury. This is usually the case of the TechnicallyLivingZombie, who is a human that will eventually die, but until then can heal some wounds. As well as There are also [[OurLichesAreDifferent Liches]], who is a are sentient undead mage, mages- in their case, the further they rot, the more powerful they are however.are.



However, this is never strong enough to bring them back to life, just back to "fresh corpse". Also note that no matter how powerful an undead's healing ability, it is ''always'' of the "[[ScaleOfScientificSins blasphemy against nature]]" variety, so ReviveKillsZombie.

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However, this In any case, their healing is never strong enough to bring them back to life, just back to "fresh corpse". Also note that no matter how powerful an undead's healing ability, it is ''always'' of the "[[ScaleOfScientificSins blasphemy against nature]]" variety, so ReviveKillsZombie.
14th Aug '17 9:22:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The Dark Judges have bodies that can be destroyed by violent means, but they don't decay on their own. Ever. In Judge Death's first story, a lab tech examining a piece of his skin notes that it's easily been dead for centuries.
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