Quotes / Necromancer

"I hope you don't mind. I brought some... Friends? ...Associates? ...Slaves. I brought- I brought slaves."

"Now I call my army of the dead, the Cauldron Born, arise, my messengers of death, our time has arrived."
Horned King, The Black Cauldron

"The dead make good soldiers. They can't disobey orders, never surrender, and don't stop fighting when a random body part falls off."
Nevinyrral, "Necromancer's Handbook", Magic: The Gathering

"The classic Callowan blunder. Sending an army into the Wasteland that you can't handle if it comes marching back as undead."

Glaistig Uaine: Itís the approach that makes sense. The, er, parahumansÖ they tend towards conflict.
Dr. Yamada: There is a lot of evidence to suggest thatís the case. Do you? Tend towards conflict?
Glaistig Uaine: No. Which is a good thing, I imagine. My other half was always more patient, more relaxed than most. Its duty was always at the end.

"Stop complaining. You can rest when you're dead. Oh— sorry."
Liliana Vess, Magic: The Gathering

"Brooding in the tower
Watching o'er his land
Holding ev'ry creature
Helplessly they stand
Gaze into his prisms
Knowing they are near
Lead them to the dungeons
Spectres numb with fear
They bow defeated"
Rush, "The Necromancer"

Steve: You know, necromancers are like the only kind of wizard that wears a uniform. Evokers? Conjurers? Those guys all look about the same, but if you're a necromancer you've always got to strap on skulls and wear black robes.
Zack: Yeah, but if you capture one you have to treat him according to the Geneva Convention. You can do anything you want to an evoker. Anything...
Steve: I think it's just stereotypes. Just once why can't the necromancer be a really nice dude who dresses nice?

Tiny Attorney: Dr. Orpheus, could you tell the court what it is that you do? You're a type of magician?
Dr. Orpheus: Well, if you must call me that, yes. But if you are after mere parlor tricks you will be sorely disappointed, for if I reach behind your ear, it will not be a nickel I pull out, BUT YOUR VERY SOUL!
The Venture Bros., "The Trial of the Monarch"

"In that dread desert, beneath the moon's pale gaze, dead men walk. They haunt the shifting dunes of the breathless, windless night, brandish weapons of bronze in mocking challenge and bitter resentment of the life they no longer possess. And sometimes, in ghastly dry voices, like the rustling of sun-baked reeds, they whisper the one word they remember from life. The name of the one who cursed them to their existence, more than death but less than life. They whisper the name, "Nagash."

"Life is temporary. Death is eternal. One who comprehends death, who makes an ally of it, can comprehend eternity... or at least, get a fair leg-up on other, squeamish mortals. The Necromancer takes the Reaper's hand and joins him in the dusty graveyards, exhuming corpses, lopping off bits of gibbet-fruit and building sculptures out of bone. Sometimes she whistles up a ghost or draws the essence of death into a living body. To master such arts, she auctions her soul to Infernal masters - demons or Spectres swimming in the Underworld. Sometimes, she even lets them enter her, channeling the spirits in her own living flesh."

Seances and ceremonies
Behind closed doors
Abandoned words
And ancient symbols covers the floor
Singing songs
And burning candles
In the Graveyard
We must eradicate
This vicious killer at large
Its not too late to stop this
As we journey into darkness
Where Gods fear to tread
The time has come to be renewed
And now before the night is through
We'll wake the dead!
Creature Feature, Wake the Dead