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 shambling, arms-straight-out
, wrapped-in-bandages, way.
He doesn't really care if he's attacking genuine grave robbers
or archaeologists who want to put him in a museum
. He just knows that they are 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 girlish scream.
Sometimes he can announce his entrance with "Who Dares?
to disturb my sleep?!" or something similar.
The mummy is one of The Undead
, and typically a Sealed Evil in a Can
. When active, its behavior is quite similar to the Zombie, but its embalmed flesh and ancient magic
render it far sturdier than its rancid urban counterparts, to the extent that it is practically Implacable
. 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 completes
the classic quartet of Dracula
, Frankenstein's Monster
, and the Wolfman
. The four are the famous villains of the 1930s Universal monster movies
When seen in kids' shows, brace yourself for a punnicane
along the line of "I want my 'mummy'!"
The other stock Egyptian style villain alongside the Nepharious Pharaoh
. See also Mummy Wrap
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Anime & Manga
- In Princess Resurrection, the mansion is one night attacked by the mummy army of Pharaoh. They are weak but there are 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 Dragon Ball, one of Uranai Baba's 5 warriors is a rather muscular and fast mummy.
- 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.
- Rurouni Kenshin: 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 Digimon Adventure 02
- Mummies appears in 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.
- Soul Eater had a pyramid full of mummies in Death the Kid's introductory chapter/episode.
- Mamoru Onodera of Deadline Summonner has one in his Battle Harem. She is remarkably well-preserved.
- 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 Mummytown, which is, naturally, where he comes from.
- The Marvel Universe 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.
- Green Lantern: 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 Megalex
- ((Tintin((: The story of the supposed curse of 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.
- Mummies frequently popped up in The Far Side.
- 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 Gahan Wilson 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."
Films — Animated
- Hotel Transylvania has Murray, a fat, good-natured mummy with an American accent and Cee Lo Green's singing abilities (including autotuning). His wife is also a mummy, a tall, slender one with traditional Ancient Egyptian headgear.
Films — Live-Action
- The Mummy (1932), the original Universal Horror classic starring Boris Karloff as the mummy Imhotep. As the Trope Maker, 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 really set up the trope standards, starting with The Mummy's Hand and continuing on through The Mummy's Tomb, ... Ghost, and ... Curse.
- Alongside with their Frankenstein and Dracula films, Hammer Horror put their spin on the genre with the 1959 release The Mummy, a Compressed Adaptation of Universal's Mummy films in which yet another undead Egyptian shambler (also named Kharis and played by Christopher Lee) was put to avenge the desecration of an ancient tomb. It was followed by two other shroud-wrapped stranglethons (The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb and The Mummy's Shroud) of varying quality.
- The Mummy Trilogy with Brendan Fraser: The Mummy (1999) and 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, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, is in China and features Jet Li as Qin Shi Huangdi the Dragon Emperor.
- Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) is a comedic send-up of Mummy movies.
- In Night at the Museum 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)... turns out though he's actually a really Nice Guy and just wants to be let out of his sarcophagus.
- Bubba Ho Tep (2002) is a redemptive Elvis vs. the mummy horror-comedy, with Bruce Campbell playing an aging Elvis.
- There was a Disney Channel Original Movie, Under Wraps, starring Billy Fagerbakke as the mummy.
- The Monster Squad. "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. She gets used to it eventually, and even says hello to the bandaged man.
- The first part of Tales from the Darkside: The Movie features Steve Buscemi as an Insufferable Genius who uses an ancient mummy to wreak bloody revenge on his classmates.
- The Extraordinary Adventures of Adčle 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 Monster Brawl 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 a vampire.
- A strange mummy in Time Walker 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, it is revealed to be an alien.
- The probable Ur Example is Jane Loudon's 1827 book The Mummy! 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 Mighty Whitey style thinking.
- Bram Stoker's book The Jewel of Seven Stars 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 Discworld book 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 the mummies barely appear in the book.
- In the recent Who's Your Mummy?, the mummies aren't even the villains, they're the victims.
- In Tom B. Stone's Graveyard School series, "Don't Tell Mummy" features a delightfully sarcastic, enigmatic girl called Morton, who turns out to be a living mummy (she's a good character nonetheless).
- There is an Anne Rice 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 Arthur Conan Doyle'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 Galaxy of Fear: Planet of the Dead has our protagonists menaced by mummies! who are then revealed to be 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 Monster Mash City of Devils. The plot concerns finding a missing mummy city councilman of the 1st District of Los Angeles.
- In 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 that's what an Egyptian-themed villain is supposed to have.
- Doctor Who:
- "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 the mummy is in fact a complicated alarm clock system designed to waken the actual "Grandfather", a memory-draining star.
- "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 Are You Afraid of the Dark? 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 Raiders of the Lost Ark-style Karmic Death). When the mummy puts it on, it comes back to life as a pretty girl.
- Amazing Stories 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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Inca Mummy Girl" (which is about Exactly What It Says on the Tin) is about a Meso-American mummy who absorbs Life Energy in order to look like a teenage girl.
- Used by the 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.
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 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 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 Tales from the Crypt recounted how the Cryptkeeper's parents — a living male carnival freak and a female mummy — got together. No, she wasn't animate when Crypty's dad got locked in a closet with her overnight.
- A pair of mummies in The Aquabats! Super Show! episode "Ladyfingers!" claim to be the guardians of the underworld.
- The Mummy Spray commercial from Gloopy, in the "Haunted Battletram!" episode
Mummy spray in every room
"Send those mummies to the tomb"™
- A Special Unit 2 episode has a mummy being reanimated by lightning. The kicker is, the mummy's a great Japanese samurai with Voluntary Shapeshifting 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 burn. Eventually, after getting his ass handed to him by the karate-capable mummy, O'Malley figures out that 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.
- 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 Human Aliens.
- Amen◊ of the Finnish metal band Lordi is a mummy. In the moving Dark Floors, he also seems to have the power to create sandstorms out of thin air.
- 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.
- "The Mummy" by Bob McFadden.
- There have a been several Mummy 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 SMW.
- The Yeti (Ron Reis) of the Dungeon of Doom in WCW in October 1995. Yes, they called him the Yeti and had him in a Mummy outfit, and, yes, it made just as much sense in context.
- Japanese indy wrestling has had Mummy gimmicks going back to the mid-1990s.
- Most, if not all, of the Dungeons & Dragons 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, as the name might suggest, combine the powers of normal mummies with all of their living intelligence and Functional Magic.
- 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 Old World of Darkness RPG, Mummy The Resurrection. 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 a lot of supernaturals in that world) would 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 New World of Darkness:
- Firstly, the Osirans from Promethean: The Created 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 Mummy: The Curse, 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 Warhammer, the "Tomb Kings of Khemri" are an Egyptian-styled undead army, taking additional inspiration from The Mummy Trilogy, and even a bit of Raiders of the Lost Ark. 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 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 Always Chaotic Evil species of mummies, complete with zombie slaves from all manner of organic species...
- Magic: The Gathering has at least one Vengeful Pharaoh. Though it counts as a regular zombie.
- Munchkin has Mummies as a character class in Munchkin Bites, the set poking fun at Vampire: The Masquerade 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 wearing aprons or vacuuming, and have Clean Your Room as an ability.
- The beautiful temple priestess Krom-Ha from The Next Big Thing is actually a living mummy. She and the main character even have a romantic encounter.
- The Gibdos in The Legend of Zelda series look like mummies. In the N64 titles they're pretty much identical to the Redead zombie enemies; in the 2D games, Kill It with Fire.
- The Metal Slug mummy's (and dog mummy's) purple breath turns the player himself into a mummy, instead of killing him. 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- Magic Antidote.
- The 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 Rule of Cool.
- Anakaris of the Darkstalkers series is a slight subversion. While he moves slowly, this is due to his 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 Sphinx And The Cursed Mummy is a Zelda-style adventure game, when you're playing as Sphinx. The Mummy's segments are 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.
- 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 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 run around like headless chickens - and if they die from the fire, they explode!
- Parodied in Kingdom of Loathing. "Ooooh, no! I'll have to walk slightly faster if I want to escape!"
- Kingdom of Loathing 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 Hello Kitty), and the quest boss, Ed the Undying, whom you must kill seven times to defeat - "Undying" isn't just a fancy title, kids.
- In The King of Dragons, 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 Secret of Evermore, and attack by hopping around.
- Mother 3 also has Mummy Cats as a minor enemy, with groovy music. Name? Cleocatra.
- Dungeon Crawl 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.
- MediEvil 2 introduced Princess Kiya, a mummified princess who becomes Sir Dan's love interest.
- In Tomb Raider: 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 Lost Vikings the three vikings end up in a Shifting Sand Land / Build Like an Egyptian level in Ancient Egypt. The mummies here are capable of spreading The Corruption 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 League of Legends. He differs from the classical mummy in a number of ways. Not physically powerful (partially due to being a 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 loneliness.
- The ghost-type Pokémon Dusclops◊ is designed with a Mummy in mind. As if being a 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".
- Magic Sword 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 The Brave One/Alan's head.
- Breath of Fire II is the only one in the Breath of Fire series to include mummy enemies.
- Jennety/Mack the Knife from Captain Commando is an alien crime-fighting Mummy Commando. His bandages are actually a life-sustaining suit which allows him to survive on Earth.
- Valkyrie Profile: These are the standard adversaries in the Tombs of Amenti dungeon.
- The Draugr in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 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 lich-like varieties.
- The Secret World 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 Banjo-Kazooie.
- In Atlantis No Nazo, 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 Heroes of Might and Magic series. They are slow, but tough melee attackers that can Curse opponents with their blows.
- One of the Egyptian Myth Units in Age of Mythology is a mummy with a Special Attack that can turn an enemy human into skeletal a "minion" for your own use or One-Hit Kill a Myth Unit. Their attacks take the form of clouds of flies.
- A few from the Shining Series
- Shining the Holy Ark has mummies that appear in an Egyptian styled level and who attack by using sand storms. They're actually just a Palette Swap of a zombie.
- Shining Wisdom has mummies that charge at the player; commonly found in crypts and the Earth Temple (read: lots of sand).
- Whenever he's in Halloween Town in the Kingdom Hearts series, Donald Duck will be a Mummy. If you talk to him when you first visit the world in Kingdom Hearts II, 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.
- The Venture Bros. 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 Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers episode "Throw Mummy From The Train" is actually portrayed as a good character, guarding a ring 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.
- Courage the Cowardly Dog 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 Road Rovers ("Dawn of the Groomer") a villainess tries to resurrect three anthropomorphic dog mummies.
- The animated series Mummies Alive! may be the only group of superheroic mummies on record.
- Ben 10 features an alien mummy, amongst a group that also includes an alien werewolf and an alien Frankenstein's Monster. And an alien ghost. Leave it to Ben10 to create a Monster Mash of aliens!
- Tutenstein features the undead child-pharaoh Tutankhensetamun awoken in the modern day.
- The classic Big Bad of ThunderCats and ThunderCats (2011). "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 Lich.
- Mummies were among Scooby-Doo'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 Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?, and features Velma herself as the mind behind the Scooby-Doo Hoax. 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 Jonny Quest series, it is featured in the Title Sequence.
- Naturally, one of these shows up in Monster Force. 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 Filmations Ghostbusters, one of Prime Evil's henchmen was a Airhead, a mummy, sort of. He was actually more like a Bedsheet Ghost, with no body inside his wrappings. (In his first appearance, Tracy was able to inflate him with helium until he exploded.) True to his name, he didn't seem to have much in his head, because he was pretty dumb.
- In an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, 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 TaleSpin episode "In Search of Ancient Blunders", Baloo, Wildcat, and Adventurer Archaeologist 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 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 SWAT Kats 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 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).
- The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "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 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog 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 Hanna-Barbera series Drac Pack, The Brute of the bad guys was the mumbling 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 Spiderman's webshooters.
- The Simpsons
- 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 Captain Jack Sparrow to attend the costume party but is attacked by his wife when she finds he was cheating on her.
- In the Mega Man episode "Night of the Living Monster Bots", a mummy is one of the titular bots◊.
- In The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Irwin's mother is revealed to be a mummy named Judy, leading to 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 Half Vampire.
- Mary Shelley's Frankenhole 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!
- The Smurfs had The Moon-Eyed Mummy in the Season 9 episode "Mummy Dearest".
- In Danny Phantom, a mummy ghost starts serving Tucker because of his resemblance to an Egyptian King.
- In Dan Vs., Seth Green plays a mummy who leaves his sarcophagus at a museum to start hanging around Dan to an annoying degree.
- Dark Bunny and the Curse of the Moomies (giant cow mummies with Eye Beams) from Arthur.