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22nd Mar '17 10:20:31 PM WillBGood
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* The haunts in P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' are a combination of multiple types. They voodoo in that they are created by the malignant, evil/chaotic influence of Perimal Darkling. Unburned corpses of humans or animals left in areas where Darkling influence is bleeding into the normal world--the Haunted Lands--become haunts. However, they are also {{Plague Zombies}} in that an untreated haunt bite can turn a bitten human into a haunt. While haunts bite people, they don't seem to do it out of hunger; it's an attack. Haunts are normally stupid, shambling creatures, although they do retain some memory of their former lives, sometimes calling out to the still-living. One character who is bitten and turns into a haunt, though, remains themselves through force of will, and proves capable of continuing to be a productive member of society despite their status.

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* The haunts in P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' are a combination of multiple types. They voodoo in that they are created by the malignant, evil/chaotic influence of Perimal Darkling. Unburned corpses of humans or animals left in areas where Darkling influence is bleeding into the normal world--the Haunted Lands--become haunts. However, they are also {{Plague Zombies}} Zombie}}s in that an untreated haunt bite can turn a bitten human into a haunt. While haunts bite people, they don't seem to do it out of hunger; it's an attack. Haunts are normally stupid, shambling creatures, although they do retain some memory of their former lives, sometimes calling out to the still-living. One character who is bitten and turns into a haunt, though, remains themselves through force of will, and proves capable of continuing to be a productive member of society despite their status.
13th Feb '17 3:49:40 PM N.Harmonik
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The idea and word "zombie" originated in Voudon beliefs in the Caribbean, thought the etymological roots date back to West Africa. It referred to those enslaved by sorcerers who have not allowed them a peaceful death or have put them in trance to make them think they are dead.

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The idea and word "zombie" originated in Voudon beliefs in the Caribbean, thought the etymological roots date back to West Africa. It referred to those enslaved by sorcerers who have not allowed them a peaceful death or have put them in trance trances to make them think they are dead.
8th Jan '17 9:14:14 AM nombretomado
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* ''EternalDarkness'' has corpses reanimated by the magic of the Ancients. Note that the player can also command zombies with the right spell.

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* ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' has corpses reanimated by the magic of the Ancients. Note that the player can also command zombies with the right spell.
6th Jan '17 8:25:47 AM TrollBrutal
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* The ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake featured "fast zombies", undead corpses that were capable of moving at the same speed as they did in life.
* The ''Film/DayOfTheDead2008'' remake took this even further, featuring zombies that weren't just fast, but possessed of superhuman leaping abilities, and the power to crawl across ceilings(!).
19th Dec '16 12:42:53 AM Luppercus
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* The Wights in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' are undead slaves under the control of the Night's King.
10th Dec '16 6:37:33 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "The Scarlet Citadel", Pelias resurrects a jailer who was killed by Conan so that the two can be let out of their prison. The move ''creeps Conan the fuck out''.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "The Scarlet Citadel", "Literature/TheScarletCitadel", Pelias resurrects a jailer who was killed by Conan so that the two can be let out of their prison. The move ''creeps Conan the fuck out''.
30th Oct '16 11:11:52 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}}: Warriors'' has an American marine who was betrayed and killed by his squad-mates while stationed in Haiti. Proximity to a voodoo priest caused his body to reanimate. Currently looking for revenge, he has a number of tricks up his sleeve, including burying himself over night to heal.

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* ''{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Warriors'' has an American marine who was betrayed and killed by his squad-mates while stationed in Haiti. Proximity to a voodoo priest caused his body to reanimate. Currently looking for revenge, he has a number of tricks up his sleeve, including burying himself over night to heal.
28th Oct '16 9:05:01 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The "Icon" of Ride/BuschGardens' Theatre/HowlOScream event in 2003 was the "Death Spirit" -- a zombie that was brought back to life via African voodoo means.
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27th Sep '16 3:04:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StrokerAndHoop'' has an episode featuring a New Hampshire Teddy Bear-type corporation which uses Voodoo on the living to create zombies to work in their factories.

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* ''StrokerAndHoop'' ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'' has an episode featuring a New Hampshire Teddy Bear-type corporation which uses Voodoo on the living to create zombies to work in their factories.
30th Aug '16 1:14:17 PM DaibhidC
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** In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Mrs Googol is a voodoo priestess who says she only raises zombies when there ain't no alternative, like when the house needs repainting. She is accompanied by Saturday: "He was - or, technically, had been - a tall, handsome man. He still was, only now he looked like someone who had walked through a room full of cobwebs." [[spoiler He's also the late Baron of Genua - yes, Baron Saturday.]] It's mentioned that Discworld voodoo can't bring someone back from the dead unless they have serious UnfinishedBusiness they want to come back for.

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** In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Mrs Googol is a voodoo priestess who says she only raises zombies when there ain't no alternative, like when the house needs repainting. She is accompanied by Saturday: "He was - or, technically, had been - a tall, handsome man. He still was, only now he looked like someone who had walked through a room full of cobwebs." [[spoiler [[spoiler: He's also the late Baron of Genua - yes, Baron Saturday.]] It's mentioned that Discworld voodoo can't bring someone back from the dead unless they have serious UnfinishedBusiness they want to come back for.
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