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* The undead often show up in games built on the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' / ''TabletopGame/D20System'' rules, where they have a host of special rules. They're immune to mind-affecting spells (preventing many of the better spells from working), immune to death magic, (preventing the ''best'' spells from working), immune to sneak attacks (making the Rogue more or less useless), and to top it off, skeletons resist piercing damage since there's nothing ''to'' pierce.

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* The undead often show up in games built on the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' / ''TabletopGame/D20System'' [=/=] ''UsefulNotes/D20System'' rules, where they have a host of special rules. They're immune to mind-affecting spells (preventing many of the better spells from working), immune to death magic, (preventing the ''best'' spells from working), immune to sneak attacks (making the Rogue more or less useless), and to top it off, skeletons resist piercing damage since there's nothing ''to'' pierce.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' features a horde of {{voodoo zombie}}s called Inferi, which the BigBad assigned to guard one of his {{soul fragment}}s.


* Ghosts appear in several ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, first in Sandopolis Zone of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic and Knuckles]]'', then the desert stages of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', and finally some hooded pumpkin-head phantoms in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''. They're usually an annoyance, not an actual enemy, but there was a memorable boss battle with the gigantic King Boom Boo in ''Adventure 2''.

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* Ghosts appear in several ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, first in Sandopolis Zone of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic and Knuckles]]'', then the desert stages of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', and finally some hooded pumpkin-head phantoms in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''. They're usually an annoyance, not an actual enemy, but there was a memorable boss battle with the gigantic King Boom Boo in ''Adventure 2''.

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** ''War of the Spark'' sees Nicol Bolas invading Ravnica with an army of Eternals, elite metal-coated zombies [[spoiler:made from the dead of Amonkhet]] that retain whatever skills and abilities they possessed in life. Their ranks include wizards and soldiers, as well as mummified animals [[spoiler:and a few undead ''gods'']].


If you really want to find these guys, look in the designated BigBoosHaunt, or any other UnholyGround. RaisingTheSteaks might be a way to get troops for this. Compare/contrast UndeadLaborers, who are used for constructive work rather than fighting, and CavalryOfTheDead, when ''the heroes''' fallen allies rise to aid them as TheCavalry. Undead mooks are a staple of video games, TabletopGames, and live-action alike. Being undead, the villain doesn't suffer MookDepletion with these guys.

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If you really want to find these guys, look in the designated BigBoosHaunt, or any other UnholyGround. RaisingTheSteaks might be a way to get troops for this. Compare/contrast UndeadLaborers, who are used for constructive work rather than fighting, and CavalryOfTheDead, when ''the heroes''' fallen allies rise to aid them as TheCavalry. Undead mooks are a staple of video games, TabletopGames, and live-action alike. Being undead, the villain doesn't suffer MookDepletion with these guys.
guys. Because they sometimes carry diseases that are fatal if left unchecked, they partially overlap with InstakillMook.

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* VideoGame/TheBattleCats has an entire enemy type that has nothing but zombies


If you really want to find these guys, look in the designated BigBoosHaunt, or any other UnholyGround. RaisingTheSteaks is sometimes a SubTrope of this. Compare/contrast UndeadLaborers, who are used for constructive work rather than fighting, and CavalryOfTheDead, when ''the heroes''' fallen allies rise to aid them as TheCavalry. Undead mooks are a staple of video games, TabletopGames, and live-action alike. Being undead, the villain doesn't suffer MookDepletion with these guys.

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If you really want to find these guys, look in the designated BigBoosHaunt, or any other UnholyGround. RaisingTheSteaks is sometimes might be a SubTrope of way to get troops for this. Compare/contrast UndeadLaborers, who are used for constructive work rather than fighting, and CavalryOfTheDead, when ''the heroes''' fallen allies rise to aid them as TheCavalry. Undead mooks are a staple of video games, TabletopGames, and live-action alike. Being undead, the villain doesn't suffer MookDepletion with these guys.

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* ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': When Ami fights against a Incarnation of Extinction, a servant of Crowned Death, whose main attacking force is formed by RaisingTheSteaks with marine animals, but there are few [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] and undead priests of Crowned Death as well.


* The revived dolls in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', fueled by Philosopher stones. Though when they activated, [[FromBadToWorse they didn't behave]] [[ImAHumanitarian like they expected....]]
** The corrupt military didn't know. Father, on the other hand, [[BatmanGambit probably knew]] and let the [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters fools toy with it, like he let the King of Xerxes]].

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* The revived dolls in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', fueled by Philosopher stones. Though when they activated, [[FromBadToWorse they didn't behave]] [[ImAHumanitarian like they expected....]]
** The corrupt military didn't know. Father, on the other hand, [[BatmanGambit probably knew]]
''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' are a simple-minded variant of the [[UnfinishedUntestedUsedAnyway homunculi]] meant to be used as soldiers. They deployed [[UnfinishedUntestedUsedAnyway before finding any way to control them]], and let the [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters fools toy with it, like he let the King of Xerxes]].immediately [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters attacked everyone indiscriminately]].


* In ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae'', the powers of the BigBad Reinhard revolves around his undead legion, a legion which number in the millions and all soldiers who dies in the second world war. He is able to summon an endless number these soldiers to fight for him, and as long as he is alive, he can just resummon them when killed. And some individuals who are able to retain their sense of self within this army become one of his Einherjar, all powerful individuals who are further empowered by Reinhard. And then there is his golden castle of bone, Gladsheim, which is also part of his legion and can fight on its own if needed.

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* In ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae'', the powers of the BigBad Reinhard revolves around his undead legion, a legion which number in the millions and all soldiers who dies died in the second world war. He is able to summon an endless number these soldiers to fight for him, and as long as he is alive, he can just resummon them when killed. And some individuals who are able to retain their sense of self within this army become one of his Einherjar, all powerful individuals who are further empowered by Reinhard. And then there is his golden castle of bone, Gladsheim, which is also part of his legion and can fight on its own if needed.

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* [[{{Necromancer}} Jesus]] in ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' is capable of reviving the dead as [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]] to serve him.

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* In ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae'', the powers of the BigBad Reinhard revolves around his undead legion, a legion which number in the millions and all soldiers who dies in the second world war. He is able to summon an endless number these soldiers to fight for him, and as long as he is alive, he can just resummon them when killed. And some individuals who are able to retain their sense of self within this army become one of his Einherjar, all powerful individuals who are further empowered by Reinhard. And then there is his golden castle of bone, Gladsheim, which is also part of his legion and can fight on its own if needed.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'': Mozenrath uses creatures that are called mamluks but fit all the requirements for being called a zombie other than eating brains.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'': Mozenrath uses creatures that are called mamluks but "Mamluks" that fit all the requirements for being called a zombie other than eating brains.

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* Shows up again and again in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'':
** ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Phantom Blood]]'': Dio starts building one of these as a natural consequence of experimenting with his newfound vampire powers. Jonathan and the other Hamon users locate and destroy them all ([[spoiler:almost]]) offscreen, once Dio is defeated.
** ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency]]'': Kars' army is ostensibly [[SequelEscalation composed entirely of fully-fledged vampires]], but without Dio's [[AnIcePerson Vaporizing Freeze]] ability they're functionally identical to the previous installment's zombies.
** ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'': [[NeverMessWithGranny Enya the Hag's]] Stand 'Justice' has the power to turn any injured human into PeoplePuppets by boring foglike strings into their wounds. She can also use this ability on corpses. The area where she fights the heroes is later revealed to be a graveyard. You do the math.
** ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean]]'': Sports Maxx's stand Limp Bizkit is this too, albeit in a somewhat different way: when he activates it, any animal or human corpse (or piece of a corpse) manifests an 'invisible zombie' that has super-strength and is filled with homicidal rage at all times. The heroes initially think they've stopped Limp Bizkit in its tracks, until they realize that Sports Maxx himself has manifested an 'invisible zombie' that's escaped into the rest of the prison (taking Limp Bizkit's area of effect with him) while they were busy fighting his taxidermy collection and started killing inmates.
** ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun Steel Ball Run]]'': It's debatable whether they qualify as 'undead', but the various forces produced by Axl RO's Stand Civil War are very like this in practice. Civil War's main ability, manifesting objects, people, or animals that its targets regret 'throwing away', can become this in theory, but where this trope really comes out is in Civil War's ''secondary'' ability, which [[ResurrectiveImmortality brings Axl RO back to life]] whenever he's killed and transfers all of his guilt over to whoever killed him. Since Axl RO fell asleep while on lookout during the American Civil War (hence his Stand's name), letting the enemy forces invade and burn a town where his unit was stationed, he has a ''lot'' of guilt, and when all the people whose deaths he caused subsequently manifest against his target due to Civil War's primary effect... Did we mention that Axl has the ability to directly command any manifestations produced by Civil War?[[spoiler:[[note]]Except when Johnny tricks Axl into killing him right back, transferring the guilt back to Axl and making the manifestations attack him instead.]][[/note]]

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