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[[caption-width-right:200:A less scary example.]]
Dying is rough. All a pharaoh wants is a nice place to rest, surrounded by his millions of dollars in loot and valuable ancient artifacts, but there's always some joker that wants his stuff. So, the Mummy's gotta get out of his cozy sarcophagus and open a can of curse-ass in his [[ZombieGait shambling, arms-straight-out]], wrapped-in-bandages, way.

He doesn't really care if he's attacking genuine [[GraveRobbing grave robbers]] or [[AdventurerArchaeologist archaeologists who want to put him in a museum]]. He just knows that they are [[DueToTheDead defiling his tomb]]. He's not smart or powerful, but when his icy hand grips someone's shoulder, even the manliest of men will let out a [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl girlish scream.]] Sometimes he can announce his entrance with "[[WhoDares Who Dares]] to disturb my sleep?!" or something similar.

The mummy is one of TheUndead, and typically a SealedEvilInACan. When active, its behavior is quite similar to the Zombie, but its embalmed flesh and [[ThePunishment ancient magic]] render it far sturdier than its rancid urban counterparts, to the extent that it is practically {{Implacable|Man}}. Which is ironic, considering the opposite is true in real life; a real mummy will crumble to dust if you're not super careful with it.

The Mummy [[MonsterMash completes]] the classic quartet of {{Dracula}}, FrankensteinsMonster, and the {{Wolfman}}. The four are the famous villains of the 1930s Creator/{{Universal}} [[UniversalHorror monster movies]].

When seen in kids' shows, brace yourself for a [[HurricaneOfPuns punnicane]] along the line of [[ObligatoryJoke "I want my 'mummy'!"]]

The other stock Egyptian style villain alongside the NephariousPharaoh. See also MummyWrap.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'', the mansion is one night attacked by the mummy army of Pharaoh. They are weak but there are [[ZergRush so damn many of them]]. And Hime is ill and went to sleep in the middle of the battle so Hiro, Riza and Flandre have to fight the whole army by themselves.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', one of Uranai Baba's 5 warriors is a [[TheBigGuy rather muscular]] and [[LightningBruiser fast]] mummy.
* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' features an odd spin on the Mummy trope in major antagonist Kaguro, an Ayakashi (a variety of dangerous spirit) whose true appearance behind a human skin disguise is that of a fully burnt human wrapped in bandages. He's fixed on killing "interesting" warriors without warning. Kaguro further defies Mummy conventions by stalking rather than sleeping, being the fastest character in the entire anime, materializing swords, and having chosen to become undead to gain power.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Makoto Shishio is definitely a nod to this trope, despite being very alive. Another nod is in that he doesn't have a place in the current, peaceful era.
* Mummymon from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''
* Mummies appears in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' as part of the Ordeals of Ryuujin. Specifically, said mummies will keep spawning non-stop, and to win they have to find and kill the right one. They're also shown to be hollow inside.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' had a pyramid full of mummies in Death the Kid's introductory chapter/episode.
* Mamoru Onodera of ''Manga/DeadlineSummonner'' has one in his BattleHarem. She is [[GagBoobs remarkably]] [[{{Ecchi}} well-preserved.]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Little Gloomy'', Mummy, an aptly named bartender, speaks in hieroglyphics. Somehow. Other characters understand him, but the reader cannot. That's apparently just how it goes down in [[MonsterTown Mummytown]], which is, naturally, where he comes from.
* The MarvelUniverse gives us N'Kantu, the Living Mummy, an african tribal warrior of the "Swarili" that was mummified alive through magic means as punishment for inciting a slave rebellion in ancient Egypt. Wakes up after 3000 years, and starts fighting magic egyptian themed crime.
* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'': One of the Orange Lanterns, Warp-Wrap, is an alien mummy whose tomb was robbed by Larfleeze.
* DC's Creature Commandos have occasionally had a mummy on the team.
* King Yod in ''ComicBook/{{Megalex}}''
* ((Franchise/{{Tintin}}((: The story of the supposed ''curse'' of UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}} inspired the plot of two albums: ''The Cigars of the Pharaoh'', which takes place in Egypt, and ''The Seven Crystal Balls'' in which seven archeologists who discovered the mummy of an Inca king all fall victim to something that is suspected to be a ''curse''.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Mummies frequently popped up in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''.
** One comic has a man suffer the mummy's wrath in a bathroom for mistaking funereal wrappings for toilet paper.
** Another time, three guys open a mummy's sarcophagus and, instead of making a dramatic, ominous threat, the mummy casually says, "Ok, that's a curse on you, a curse on you and a curse on you."
* A memorable Creator/GahanWilson cartoon in Playboy had Egyptian priests in a modern day hospital putting a patient in a full body cast into a sarcophagus while he says "I think you guys are making a mistake."
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' has Murray, a fat, good-natured mummy with an ''American'' accent and CeeLoGreen's singing abilities (including autotuning). His wife is also a mummy, a tall, slender one with traditional Ancient Egyptian headgear.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{The Mummy|1932}}'' (1932), the original UniversalHorror classic starring Creator/BorisKarloff as the mummy Imhotep. As the TropeMaker, [[UnbuiltTrope this occurred before many of the common mummy plot elements were introduced]], so the titular Mummy is intelligent and speaks (pretending to be a 20th century Egyptian), doesn't stay in wrappings after he wakes up, doesn't shamble, and generally acts like an ancient sorcerer rather than a creature.
* It's Universal's 1940s Mummy films (featuring a different mummy named Kharis, most frequently played by Lon Chaney, Jr.) that [[TropeCodifier really set up the trope standards]], starting with ''Film/TheMummysHand'' and continuing on through ''The Mummy's Tomb'', ''... Ghost'', and ''... Curse''.
* Alongside with their ''Frankenstein'' and ''Dracula'' films, HammerHorror put their spin on the genre with the 1959 release ''[[Film/TheMummy1959 The Mummy]]'', a CompressedAdaptation of Universal's Mummy films in which yet another undead Egyptian shambler (also named Kharis and played by Creator/ChristopherLee) was put to avenge the desecration of an ancient tomb. It was followed by two other shroud-wrapped stranglethons (''Film/TheCurseOfTheMummysTomb'' and ''Film/TheMummysShroud'') of varying quality.
* ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' with Brendan Fraser: ''[[RuleOfCool The Mummy]]'' (1999) and ''[[SoBadItsGood The Mummy Returns]]'' (2001) are in Egypt and have a slight subversion in that this Mummy is smart and very powerful, though there are other {{Mook}}-like mummies that fit the classic mode more. The third installment, ''[[SoOkayItsAverage Tomb of the Dragon Emperor]]'', is in China and features JetLi as Qin Shi Huangdi [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed the Dragon Emperor]].
* ''Creator/AbbottAndCostello Meet the Mummy'' (1955) is a comedic send-up of Mummy movies.
* In ''UsefulNotes/NightAtTheMuseum'' a Mummy's magic tablet of stone brings all the statues and other displays to life at night. The Mummy himself is assumed to be evil because everyone knows Mummies are evil (plus the fact that he was banging on the sarcophagus cover and moaning)... [[spoiler: turns out though he's actually a really NiceGuy and just wants to be let out of his sarcophagus.]]
** He also was rather [[{{Fanservice}} easy on the eyes under all those wrappings]], rather than, you know, [[BandageBabe mummified]].
* ''Film/BubbaHoTep'' (2002) is a redemptive Elvis vs. the mummy horror-comedy, with Creator/BruceCampbell playing an aging Elvis.
* There was a DisneyChannel Original Movie, ''Under Wraps'', starring Billy Fagerbakke as the mummy.
* ''Film/TheMonsterSquad''. "Mummy came in my house!"
* On a much more subtle level, the Japanese film ''Loft''.
* A Hungarian comedy, ''The Mummie Strikes Back'', has a spy dress up as a mummy, and hide in a sarcophagus in the museum. He scares the living daylight out of a staff member the first time they meet. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight She gets used to it eventually, and even says hello to the bandaged man]].
* The first part of ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie'' features Steve Buscemi as an InsufferableGenius who uses an ancient mummy to wreak bloody revenge on his classmates.
* ''Film/{{The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc Sec}}'' (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adčle Blanc-Sec) nicely subverts the villainous stereotype with benevolent, polite mummies, whose talents are of great importance to the plot.
* One of the combatants in the Undead Confederate in ''Film/MonsterBrawl'' is Mummy named King Khafra. A ruthless dictator in life, he enters the ring with his past combat experience and a pendant that shoots solar energy, which is most fortunate as his opponent is [[WeakenedByTheLight a vampire]].
* A strange mummy in ''Film/TimeWalker'' is found in Egypt and brought to California. It gets pelted with overdose of x-rays, which revives it and it gets up to find the crystals that were stolen from its sarcophagus. Late in the film, [[spoiler:it is revealed to be an alien]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The probable UrExample is Jane Loudon's 1827 book ''Literature/TheMummy!'' Oddly enough this is a sci-fi book set in the year 2126 and a marginal ''Frankenstein'' knock-off.
* Poe's 1845 story "Some Words With a Mummy" presents another very, very early example of a reanimated mummy. In this case the mummy turned out not to be dead but in a kind of suspended animation. Despite the typically Gothic scenario, the story is a satirical farce that lampoons academia and MightyWhitey style thinking.
* Creator/BramStoker's book ''Literature/TheJewelOfSevenStars'' features a mummy in a long-lost tomb, and mysterious violent death for anyone who disturbs it. (Technically, the mysterious deaths are the work of the discorporate spirit of the mummified body's former inhabitant, and the mummy itself remains inanimate throughout.)
* Many mummies rise in the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}''. And they're pissed off not because people are violating their tombs, but because their tombs are actually the reason their souls can't pass on to the next life in the first place. That, and returning to your body to find your organs had been removed would make anyone crabby.
* At least two ''{{Goosebumps}}'' books prominently feature mummies....except in both cases [[CoversAlwaysLie the mummies barely appear in the book.]]
** In the recent ''Who's Your Mummy?'', the mummies [[spoiler:aren't even the villains, they're the victims]].
* In Tom B. Stone's ''Literature/GraveyardSchool'' series, "Don't Tell Mummy" features a [[DeadpanSnarker delightfully sarcastic]], enigmatic girl called Morton, who turns out to be a living mummy (she's a good character nonetheless).
* There is an AnneRice novel called ''The Mummy: or Rameses the Damned''. The titular mummy, like Imhotep above, doesn't fit the trope himself, but Cleopatra kinda-sorta does, at least at first.
* Sir Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's ''Lot No. 249'' tells the tale of ultimate nerd revenge in the form of an auction-bought mummy and an occultist student. It ends quite not so badly as the setup might lead to expect.
* An early cliffhanger in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: Planet of the Dead'' has our protagonists menaced by mummies! who are then revealed to be [[PseudoCrisis living people in costumes]]. The real undead that they face later are varied, some of them bandaged, others not.
* Mummies are the politicians in the MonsterMash ''Literature/CityOfDevils''. The plot concerns finding a missing mummy city councilman of the 1st District of Los Angeles.
* In ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'', the villain Rune has powers he obtained from an Egyptian ring. However, everything he knows about Egypt he learned from TV shows and movies. He has mummy minions because [[CardCarryingVillain that's what an Egyptian-themed villain is supposed to have.]]
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "Pyramids of Mars" features robots disguised as mummies, serving pseudo-Egyptian God and actual alien being Sutekh.
** In "The Rings of Akhaten", the theme is "Ancient Egypt in Space", with a pyramid, alien marketplace, and a hokey religion based around a Pyramid and a god known as "Grandfather". When the Doctor and companion Clara arrive, the people of Akhaten appear to be worshipping an alien mummy as this "Grandfather." Turns out [[spoiler:the mummy is in fact a complicated alarm clock system designed to waken the ''actual'' "Grandfather", a memory-draining star]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress "Mummy on the Orient Express"]] has a mummified alien known as the Foretold attacking passengers on the titular train. The Foretold is the subject of a legend that portrays it of an omen of death, since anyone who sees it has exactly 66 seconds to live before it kills them.
* One ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode featured a Mummy that was accidentally awakened during transport to a museum. After running away from it in the museum for most of the show, they eventually discover that it only wants a magical ring one of the characters got from its tomb (which, of course, the bad guy tries to use himself and ends up with a ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''-style KarmicDeath). When the mummy puts it on, it comes back to life as a pretty girl.
* ''Series/AmazingStories'' did an episode called "Mummy Daddy", where an actor in a highly-restricting mummy-suit tries to get to the hospital for the birth of his child, ending up in various slapstick adventures with a bloodthirsty band of southern hicks and a ''real'' mummy.
* The ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Inca Mummy Girl" (which is about ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin) is about a Meso-American mummy who absorbs LifeEnergy in order to look like a teenage girl.
* Used by the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' team in "The Second David Job". Sophie, pretending to be an Egyptologist, nonchalantly tells a museum curator with a newly acquired mummy that she's glad he doesn't believe all those silly rumors about a curse. He goes online and finds out that all the previous owners have mysteriously died... and, thanks to a little switcheroo with his allergy medication, he's not feeling so well either. The kicker, though, is when he goes to Nate's ex-wife Maggie, who's in on the con:
-->'''Curator:''' Hey, Maggie, you don't believe in curses, do you? You know, mummies, curses, unexplained deaths around sarcophagi...\\
'''Maggie:''' Don't be silly. Everyone knows it's a fungus.\\
'''Curator:''' ...What?\\
'''Maggie:''' Aspergillus flavus. Found on Egyptian artifacts. Gets in the eyes and nose, the infection spreads, and the next thing you know, another death from the curse.
* There was an episode of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' where Herc takes a trip to Egypt and, naturally, has to deal with a mummy. It was tough enough to trade blows with him.
* One episode of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' recounted how the Cryptkeeper's parents -- a living male carnival freak and a female mummy -- got together. No, [[{{Squick}} she wasn't animate]] when Crypty's dad got locked in a closet with her overnight.
* A pair of mummies in ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Ladyfingers!" claim to be the guardians of the underworld.
** The Mummy Spray commercial from Gloopy, in the "Haunted Battletram!" episode
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* A ''SpecialUnit2'' episode has a mummy being reanimated by [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]]. The kicker is, the mummy's a great Japanese samurai with VoluntaryShapeshifting abilities and a plan to conduct a sacrificial ritual to make him even more powerful. They also don't know how to kill it. Bullet just pass through its decomposed corpse, and there's nothing left to [[KillItWithFire burn]]. Eventually, after getting his ass handed to him by the karate-capable mummy, O'Malley figures out that [[spoiler:another lightning strike]] can kill it. Prior to that, the mummy has kidnapped three women of different ethnicities for the ritual.
* ''{{Beetleborgs}}'' has Mums, who has a close relationship with, yes, his mommy.
* [[Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury Buck Rogers]] encounters a shambling, mummy-like creature on an alien planet. It turns out that its "wrapping" is natural, and it's actually the larval form of that planet's race of HumanAliens.
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[[folder:Music]]
* [[http://k43.pbase.com/o6/40/326640/1/84262552.b7s2ls6G.REK107A.jpg Amen]] of the Finnish metal band Music/{{Lordi}} is a mummy. In the moving ''Film/DarkFloors'', he also seems to have the power to create sandstorms out of thin air.
** [[AllThereInTheManual According to his backstory,]] he was an Egyptian Pharaoh who moonlighted as an assassin, killing his political rivals when they caused trouble, but one of them fought back and gave him a disfiguring scar that drove him to insanity. He had all his palace staff likewise disfigured and ate the hearts of all who resisted. Eventually he was entombed alive, and when he was dug up in the 1920s, he was ''really'' hungry.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-ak9P8E9z4 The Mummy]]" by Bob [=McFadden=].
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* There have a been several [=Mummy=] [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] in wrestling.
** Benny Ramirez in New Mexico and Los Angeles in the 1960s.
** Eddie Marlin in Memphis.
** Bobby Duncum (Sr.) in Southwest Championship Wrestling in 1985 for a short time, as the company was on its last legs.
** La Momia from Argentina based Titanes En El Ring.
** Prince Kharis, in Wrestling/{{SMW}}.
** [[Wrestling/RonReis The Yeti (Ron Reis)]] of the Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in October 1995. Yes, they called him the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Yeti]] and had him in a [=Mummy=] outfit, and, yes, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext it made just as much sense in context]].
** Japanese indy wrestling has had [=Mummy=] gimmicks going back to the mid-1990s.
*** The Mummy was the inaugural [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/iwak/iwak-h.html IWA Kokusai World Heavyweight Champion]], and he and the Black Mummy held the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/iwak/iwak-t.html IWA Kokusai World Tag Team Titles]].
*** Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}'s Mecha Mummy, who has also competed in Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, is a 6x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/ddt/ironman-hm.html Dramatic Dream Team Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion]].[[note]]This title is an UpToEleven parody of the "24-7" rule used for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-hc.html WWE Hardcore Title]] and [[GarbageWrestler hardcore wrestling]] in general.[[/note]]
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Most, if not all, of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' desktop or computer games will include a mummy, or lots of mummies, as enemies to be killed. If the campaign happens to be set in pseudo-ancient Egypt, the mummy may be the final boss monster.
** It's also an exception to the "nearly mindless" rule-a cleric (usually an evil one, but not always) can opt to become a "mummy lord" which, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name might suggest]], combine the powers of normal mummies with all of their living intelligence and FunctionalMagic.
** Like the majority of spooky monsters, mummies got the upgrade-and-customization treatment for the {{Ravenloft}} setting. They were described in ''Van Richten's Guide to the Ancient Dead'', in which their name was changed on the grounds that "mummy" automatically calls to mind ancient Egypt, and not every such undead has to be from that style of culture. (Just ask the Dragon Emperor, above.)
* Believe it or not, this was actually the theme for an OldWorldOfDarkness RPG, ''MummyTheResurrection''. Players were mummies, and didn't seek eternal life except in as much as it assisted them in perfecting their souls/humanity. The corebook had Egyptian-themed mummies as characters, with the player's guide adding South American mummies and Chinese immortals. Considering ''nearly every supernatural'' (and there were [[FantasyKitchenSink a]] ''[[FantasyKitchenSink lot]]'' [[FantasyKitchenSink of supernaturals]] in that world) would [[CrapsackWorld just as soon kill humans as look at them]], they were as close as the setting got to depicting non-humans as good.
** It's also worth noting that OWOD mummies aren't bandage-wrapped zombies. Rather, the embalming process is part of the Spell of Life, which can fully resurrect the recently dead.
** Mummies show up in three ways in the NewWorldOfDarkness:
*** Firstly, the Osirans from ''PrometheanTheCreated'' borrow a lot of the elements without all the gauze. Inspired by the myth of Osiris? Check. Ritualistically dismembered before being reconstituted? Check. Of lordly bearing? Check. Able to come back from the dead again and again and again? Check.
*** Secondly, there are the Purified from the ''Immortals'' sourcebook. They're more Chinese than Egyptian (complete with using Chi as a power source), but attain immortality through ritualistic preparation and spend the rest of their lives as a part-spirit entity.
*** And now there's ''TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse'', which deals with the Arisen, ancient scions of the Nameless Empire who are bound to an endless cycle of sleeping and waking in order to achieve some goal throughout the ages (be it on behalf of their mortal cult or the divine Judge that empowered them).
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the "Tomb Kings of Khemri" are an Egyptian-styled undead army, taking additional inspiration from ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'', and even a bit of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. Most of them are skeletal but the Tomb Kings themselves are mummified. While they will attack people who steal from them, some of them also want to restore their old kingdoms, and several of their necropolises have living populations under the protection of their [[TheNecrocracy mummy rulers]].
* The mummy template from ''{{GURPS}}: Magic'' is actually worth negative points because they're easy to kill and incapable of any real thought. The Whight template is similar and far more intimidating.
* The Pharon from ''{{VOR The Maelstrom}}'' are an ''entire AlwaysChaoticEvil species'' of mummies, complete with ''[[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie slaves]] [[EqualOpportunityEvil from all manner of organic species]]...''
* MagicTheGathering has at least one [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Discussion.aspx?multiverseid=220170 Vengeful Pharaoh]]. Though it counts as a regular zombie.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' has Mummies as a character class in ''Munchkin Bites'', the set poking fun at TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade and other World of Darkness games. The funny bit, because Munchkin always has one, is that they're also mummies as in ''mothers''. They're depicted [[ApronMatron wearing aprons]] or vacuuming, and have Clean Your Room as an ability.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The beautiful temple priestess Krom-Ha from ''VideoGame/TheNextBigThing'' is actually a living mummy. She and the main character even have a [[BoyMeetsGhoul romantic encounter]].
* The Gibdos in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series look like mummies. In the N64 titles they're pretty much identical to the Redead zombie enemies; in the 2D games, KillItWithFire.
* The ''MetalSlug'' mummy's (and dog mummy's) purple breath turns the player himself into a mummy, instead of killing him. [[FateWorseThanDeath Ground speed, shooting speed, and grenade throwing speed is reduced, plus a mummified player can't pick up any weapons.]] If the player gets gassed a second time, he dies, but can return back to human by picking up a -literal- MagicAntidote.
* The ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series has numerous mummies as enemies, both as normal mooks and as powerful bosses. capable of attacking with flying wrappings or even summoning stones to crush the player with. Sometimes the mummy is given the name of Akmodan. There's no explanation given for what Egyptian style mummies are doing in a Romanian castle, aside from RuleOfCool.
* Anakaris of the ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' series is a slight subversion. While he moves slowly, this is due to his [[MightyGlacier tremendous size]], and he is one of the most powerful characters in the series. Which makes sense, as he was practically a god in life...
* The video game ''SphinxAndTheCursedMummy'' is a Zelda-style adventure game, when you're playing as Sphinx. The Mummy's segments are [[UnexpectedGameplayChange puzzle-based platformer areas]]. The solutions to the puzzles almost always involve slapstick humor relating to the fact that the Mummy's already dead, and therefore can be, say, squished flat or lit on fire with no ill effects. There are also a few monsters who were mummified such as the Mummy Worm, Chihuahua, and Bird, among others.
* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II'' features mummies, the lore says unlike zombies with their rotten flesh, mummies conserve their muscles and tissues intact which makes them physically stronger than other types of undead; Mummies can be produced in infinite numbers from sarcophagi and "die" in a burst of poisonous gases (from the chemicals used to preserve their ancient bodies escaping, of course), and greater mummies, the remains of Horadric mages who, to honor them, had animal parts grafted onto their bodies in death. They could raise other kinds of undead (but not each other) and threw black "Unholy Bolts".
* Mummies in ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' cannot see, but have a very good hearing. They throw bombs and bite if they find you. Catch them in a fire hazard or nail one with a Flame shot, however, and they [[ManOnFire run around like headless chickens]] - and if they die from the fire, they ''[[MadeOfExplodium explode]]''!
* Parodied in ''KingdomOfLoathing''. "Ooooh, no! I'll have to walk slightly faster if I want to escape!"
** ''KingdomOfLoathing'' also has the Small Pyramid at the end of the Holy MacGuffin quest, which is filled with mummies. Among them are mummified bats, Iiti Kitty (the ancient Egyptian ancestor of HelloKitty), and the quest boss, Ed the Undying, [[spoiler:whom you must kill ''seven times'' to defeat - "Undying" isn't just a fancy title, kids]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfDragons'', mummies attack the player in Level 10 (and maybe 15). They move slowly, use a grappling attack to sap the players' life and take a fair amount of damage before they die.
* Mummy Cats are encountered inside the Pyramid in ''SecretOfEvermore'', and attack by hopping around.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' also has Mummy Cats as a minor enemy, with groovy music. Name? Cleocatra.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonCrawl'' has mummies as a player species. Their main gimmick is that they do not need to eat, but they also suffer various offsetting disadvantages, and early game survivability in the hands of a non-expert is low. As for enemies, the game has mummies, guardian mummies, mummy priests and greater mummies, as well as a few derived unique monsters. All of these are notable for having nasty death curses; i.e. they do bad things to you (and your inventory) when you kill them - you can avoid this by having your summons kill them instead. Mummy priests and greater mummies are also quite dangerous spellcasters - ''their'' summons can and will kill unwary players.
* ''VideoGame/MediEvil2'' introduced Princess Kiya, a mummified princess who becomes Sir Dan's love interest.
* In ''Franchise/TombRaider: The Last Revelation'', mummies are recurring enemies. They are extremely slow, but tend to crop up in confined areas, which can make evading them somewhat difficult, and there is no point in shooting at them, as they are indestructible.
* In ''VideoGame/LostVikings'' the three vikings end up in a ShiftingSandLand / BuildLikeAnEgyptian level in Ancient Egypt. The mummies here are capable of spreading TheCorruption and turn one of your vikings into a mummy as well. Though seeing as they're dead, you'll have to restart the level anyway.
* Amumu, the Sad Mummy, in ''LeagueOfLegends''. He differs from the classical mummy in a number of ways. Not physically powerful (partially due to being a [[UndeadChild child]]) he relies on magic to hurt people, with his otherwise ineffective headbutt being used to apply his Cursed Touch, which reduces magic resistance. He has no attachment to his tomb, isn't especially slow, and in fact can launch himself at enemies. His main motivation is [[IJustWantToHaveFriends loneliness.]]
* The [[SoulPower ghost]]-type ''{{Pokemon}}'' [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/12/356Dusclops.png Dusclops]] is designed with a Mummy in mind. As if being a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ghostly cyclops]] isn't enough...
** White/Black version introduces Yamask, a ghost type Pokémon that looks like a shadow-like thing with a golden mask attached to its tail and its evolution, Cofagrigus, a living sarcophagus with an evil face and shadowy hands. Both have the ability Mummy, which means that contact with that Pokémon will cause who ever touches it to gain the Mummy ability as well, leaving the opponent without its original ability and pretty much acting as a contagious "Mummy's Curse".
* ''MagicSword'' includes mummies among its variety of {{mooks}}, who are quite sturdy for a minor enemy and have a tendency to suddenly fall from the ceiling just above [[BarbarianHero The Brave One/Alan's]] head.
* ''BreathOfFireII'' is the only one in the ''BreathOfFire'' series to include mummy enemies.
* Jennety/Mack the Knife from ''CaptainCommando'' is an [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot alien crime-fighting Mummy Commando]]. His bandages are actually a life-sustaining suit which allows him to survive on Earth.
* ''ValkyrieProfile'': These are the standard adversaries in the Tombs of Amenti dungeon.
* The Draugr in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' are essentially Nordic mummies, though they aren't covered in bandages. You can even find their embalming equipment lying around as you raid their tombs. They come in both as brainless monster and powerful [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich-like]] varieties.
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features quite a few of these as traditional mindless enemies in the Egypt missions. However, the game also reveals that there's a whole society of intelligent mummies in control of Egypt's criminal underworld; known as the Kingdom, they're corrupt and greedy, but thankfully remain neutral in the conflict. One of them, Säid, acts as a quest-giver.
* Mum-Mums and King Sandybutt in ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''.
* In ''VideoGame/AtlantisNoNazo'', mummies are the toughest enemies that can be killed. They move very slowly, but are tall enough to block narrow passages. Some of them spit fireballs.
* Mummies show up in the HeroesOfMightAndMagic series. They are slow, but tough melee attackers that can Curse opponents with their blows.
* One of the [[EgyptianMythology Egyptian]] Myth Units in ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' is a mummy with a SpecialAttack that can [[EnemyExchangeProgram turn]] an enemy human into skeletal a "minion" for your own use or OneHitKill a Myth Unit. Their attacks take the form of [[{{Squick}} clouds of flies]].
* A few from the ''Franchise/ShiningSeries''
** ''VideoGame/ShiningTheHolyArk'' has mummies that appear in an Egyptian styled level and who attack by using sand storms. They're actually just a PaletteSwap of a zombie.
** ''VideoGame/ShiningWisdom'' has mummies that charge at the player; commonly found in crypts and the Earth Temple (read: lots of sand).
* Whenever he's in [[{{TheNightmareBeforeChristmas}} Halloween Town]] in the ''KingdomHearts'' series, DonaldDuck will be a Mummy. If you talk to him when you first visit the world in ''KingdomHeartsII'', he'll tell you that he hated the form at first, but soon got used to it, and even found it to be fun.
** Also, several Heartless throughout the series resemble Mummies.
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* In the webcomic ''Muertitos'', mummies are the ruling class of the undead world. They mostly act like yuppies (although we rarely see any others except Ankhmutes and her mother, so who knows). Also, only mummies are allowed to vote.
* The first chapter of ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic'' was "Revenge of Rutentuten", a mummy story a la HammerHorror.
* A mummy is the new [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/23p01/ deputy mayor to Archibald, King of the Hobos]], in ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''.
* [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/the-mummy-returns/ This]] Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}} comic ruminates on what it would be like to be the Mummy.
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* In ''WebAnimation/InventionPioneersOfNote'', Winston Whitworth is attacked by a mummy.
* Cleo De Nile, ''MonsterHigh'''s resident AlphaBitch, is a rather [[{{Pun}} drop dead]] gorgeous kind of mummy.
** Her sister, Nefera, is even more attractive, but also is more of an AlphaBitch.
* The [[http://gentleman-mummy.tumblr.com Gentleman Mummy]] occasionally shows his face on his blog from time to time.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Escape to the House of Mummies, Part II", is partially a send-up of this trope; in it, the family meets a 'good mummy,' but pretty much all of the shambling corpses, and the 'Cult of Osiris' that resurrected them, are profoundly ineffective.
** In the pilot, a mummy falls out of their jet. Brock kicks its ass, kills it, and the urinates on it for good measure (you have to defile a mummy completely, or else it'll just get back up). Upon closer inspection, Rusty finds the mummy to be a fake. It's unknown who that guy really was, or why he dressed up as a mummy and climbed into the Venture jet.
* The mummy in the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode "Throw Mummy From The Train" is actually portrayed as a good character, guarding a ring [[spoiler:that, when plugged into the Sphinx, summons a demon into it, not diamonds as the legitimate archaeologist mistranslated it]], so he and the titular Rescue Rangers try to stop the ''other'' archaeologist, who's only in it for the loot and hates the responsible bits like ''cataloging'' the treasures, from doing that with the ring.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' features the Mummy of King Ramses, who seems to be based on a cross between Tutankhamen and Moses - he looks like a greenish vampire and instead of acting like a zombie, he chooses to stand from afar and curse the house with floods, locusts and terrible music ("the man in gauze, the man in gauze. KING RAAAAMSES!"). He also has the power of possession.
** There was another episode with a more traditional mummy, this one being a unfairly punished baker.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' ("Dawn of the Groomer") a villainess tries to resurrect three anthropomorphic dog mummies.
* The animated series ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' may be the only group of superheroic mummies on record.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' features an alien mummy, amongst a group that also includes an alien werewolf and an alien FrankensteinsMonster. And an alien ghost. Leave it to Ben10 to create a MonsterMash of aliens!
** Interestingly, said alien mummy subverts most stereotypes typically associated with mummies; its bandages actually are very thin but strong CombatTentacles, [[FragileSpeedster it's incredibly fast and agile, and can easily be torn apart]]. It's still retains the ImplacableMan trope, however, since it happens to possess a incredibly powerful HealingFactor.
* ''{{Tutenstein}}'' features the undead child-pharaoh Tutankhensetamun awoken in the modern day.
* The classic BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''. "Ancient spirits of evil, transform this decayed form to '''Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living'''!" Ironically, in all but aesthetics, Mumm-Ra is more of a [[OurLichesAreDifferent Lich]].
* Mummies were among Franchise/ScoobyDoo's most common adversaries, perhaps because it's such an easy Monster Suit of the Week to whip up in a pinch.
** One of the ''Scooby-Doo'' movies is called ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInWheresMyMummy'', and features Velma herself as the mind behind the ScoobyDooHoax. The only reason she didn't tell the rest of the gang was because she was afraid they'd get mixed up in the plan.
* Not only is there a mummy in an episode of the original ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' series, it is featured in the TitleSequence.
* Naturally, one of these shows up in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterForce''. This version of the mummy, while appearing like a more human version of the typical bandage-wrapped shambler (separate fingers, visible facial fingers), is almost identical to the first movie version, being intelligent and a powerful sorcerer.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'', one of [[BigBad Prime Evil's]] henchmen was a Airhead, a mummy, sort of. He was actually more like a BedsheetGhost, with no body inside his wrappings. (In his first appearance, Tracy was able to inflate him with helium until he exploded.) [[MeaningfulName True to his name]], he didn't seem to have much in his head, because he was pretty dumb.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', a mummy is discovered to be living in the team's basement. This is why, as Carl explains, their rent was so cheap. The mummy continuously bullies Frylock into buying him expensive gifts and meals, threatening him with "CURSE!" if he refuses. After a visit to the local library, Frylock learns that plagues are just an "Old Wives' Tale," and that a mummy's true curse is that it is a selfish, spoiled brat devoid of any social skills. With no prospect of magical retribution, they toss him to the curb for the trash pick-up.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "In Search of Ancient Blunders", Baloo, Wildcat, and AdventurerArchaeologist Myra encounter a mummy who guards the upside-down pyramid of King Utmost. The mummy is revealed to be the foreman who was responsible for the pyramid being built upside down; King Utmost cursed him in retaliation. However, the mummy [[EarnYourHappyEnding undoes the curse]] by preventing Don Karnage's Air Pirates from stealing the pyramid, which indirectly results in its being reinstalled on the original site rightside up.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' episode "The Deadly Pyramid", the Pastmaster takes control of an army of monster mummies (each is the size of a small building!) and goes on a rampage.
* The WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}} fight an army of the creatures in "The Mummy's Curse"--until their pharaoh revives and tells them to go back to sleep (in perfect, unaccented English).
* ''TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' episode "[[AlliterativeName Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario]]" had Bowser sending his twin Koopalings to kidnap the mummified Prince Mushroomkhamen for a reason that is never given. In the process, they end up waking up his mother, who mistakes Mario for her son (and later Luigi for her husband) because they look exactly alike.
* During the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' four-parter about the Chaos Emeralds, Robotnik visited a pyramid in which he encountered mummified ancestors of both himself and Sonic.
* In the short-lived Creator/HannaBarbera series ''DracPack'', TheBrute of the bad guys was the [[TheUnintelligible mumbling]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mummy-Man]] who besides being strong and tough also could shoot away his bandages (but not losing any of them - he seemed to have an inexhaustible supply of them) to bind his opponent, create grapple lines or tie things together, as a very weird variant of [[{{Spider-Man}} Spiderman's]] webshooters.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Thought to be the culprit in a Treehouse of Horror IV story.
-->'''Kent Brockman''': Another local peasant has been found dead -- drained of his blood with two teeth marks on his throat. This black cape was found on the scene. [Cape has "DRACULA" written on it] Police are baffled.
-->'''Chief Wiggum''': We think we're dealing with a supernatural being, most likely a mummy. As a precaution, I've ordered the Egyptian wing of the Springfield museum destroyed.
** "Go, soccer mummy! You taught me to believe in myself!"
** In the opening for Treehouse of Horror XX, a mummy dresses up as [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]] to attend the costume party but is attacked by his wife when she finds he was cheating on her.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' episode "Night of the Living Monster Bots", [[http://images.wikia.com/megaman/images/a/a5/Cartoonmummybot.jpg a mummy is one of the titular bots]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Irwin's mother is revealed to be a mummy named Judy, leading to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar this exchange]]:
--> '''Dick:''' Yes, Irwin's mom is actually a mummy. Nobody can tell you who to fall in love with, but we've managed to make it work all these years. Leaving a whole lot of questions that don't need to be answered.
--> '''Mandy:''' Eh, works for me.
--> '''Grim:''' Me too.
--> '''Billy:''' ...Yeeeeeaaah, but how did you and Irwin's mom...
--> '''Dick:''' ''(in the exact same tone of voice)'' Leaving a whole lot of questions that don't need to be answered.
** A later episode kinda answers this by revealing that Irwin's dad is actually a HalfVampire.
* ''WesternAnimation/MaryShelleysFrankenhole'' had one in "Robert Louis Stevenson's Belushi!" whose entire schtick is making 'wrapped up' puns.
** In a later episode, we find out it's because Osiris is a huge fan of puns.
-->'''Mummy:''' I'd go myself, but I'm ''all wrapped up!''\\
'''Osiris:''' HA HA HA! Yes, again you honor Osiris with your clever wit!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had The Moon-Eyed Mummy in the Season 9 episode "Mummy Dearest".
* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', a mummy ghost starts serving Tucker because of his resemblance to an Egyptian King.
* In DanVs, Creator/SethGreen plays a mummy who leaves his sarcophagus at a museum to start hanging around Dan to [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave an annoying degree.]]
* ''Dark Bunny and the Curse of the Moomies'' (giant cow mummies with EyeBeams) from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''.
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