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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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26th May '17 5:22:46 PM Dravencour
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* TYPE IV: '''Healing, and no rotting'''. The (un){{Holy Grail}} of undead healing. This is usually reserved for the "freshest" and more powerful undead, like [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]]. Provided enough blood, they can [[HealingFactor heal any injury]], except perhaps those made by {{Weaksauce Weakness}}es like [[HolyBurnsEvil holy artifacts]] or [[WeakenedByTheLight sunlight.]]

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* TYPE IV: '''Healing, and no rotting'''. The (un){{Holy Grail}} of undead healing. This is usually reserved for the "freshest" and more powerful undead, like [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]]. Provided enough blood, they can [[HealingFactor heal any injury]], except perhaps those made by {{Weaksauce Weakness}}es like [[HolyBurnsEvil holy artifacts]] or [[WeakenedByTheLight sunlight.]]
]] Particularly powerful {{Revenant|Zombie}}s also have this type.
6th Apr '17 7:39:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'' the undead that reside in Sigil are Type I. The contracted zombies in the Mortuary are kept going with sutures and embalming fluid for as long as they last, but left alone they just decompose until they're skeletal. One memorable quest involves helping a rapidly decaying zombie with identity crisis - all her identifying features are literally melting off and she can no longer remember her name.

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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' the undead that reside in Sigil are Type I. The contracted zombies in the Mortuary are kept going with sutures and embalming fluid for as long as they last, but left alone they just decompose until they're skeletal. One memorable quest involves helping a rapidly decaying zombie with identity crisis - all her identifying features are literally melting off and she can no longer remember her name.
12th Mar '17 5:13:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'s'' [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/oovule.htm Oovule]], a TechnicallyLivingZombie, is arguably a Type ''V'', since it can not only heal without rotting, but it heals everything around it to the point of restoring zombies back to their pre-death state.


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* ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'s'' [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/oovule.htm Oovule]], a TechnicallyLivingZombie, is arguably a Type ''V'', since it can not only heal without rotting, but it heals everything around it to the point of restoring zombies back to their pre-death state.
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