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Basic Trope: The Eldritch Abomination is undead in nature.

  • Straight:
    • Romero is a grotesque god-like entity that takes the form of an amorphous conglomeration of rotting bodies and is described as being beyond our definition of life and death.
    • Dracula is a monstrous vampiric entity with powers and immunities alien to other vampires, other vampires being mere watered down copies of himself.
  • Justified:
    • Romero was originally a regular god that was afflicted with undeath.
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    • Romero is the god of death.
    • Dracula was a normal vampire that enhanced himself with sorcery, science or both.
    • Dracula is the Monster Progenitor of the vampire-race.
  • Inverted:
    • Romero is the embodiment of life.
    • Dracula is the sole human on a planet of vampires, thus his immunity to sunlight and garlic makes him the supernatural one. Not only that, but since these vampires have never partaken in Earthling human blood, feeding on him will turn them into humans instead of turning him into a vampire.
  • Subverted
    • Romero can be killed with the right kind of Ancient Artifact.
    • Dracula can width-stand a lot of things that would normally kill a vampire, but you hit at him hard enough and he will eventually stay down.
  • Double Subverted
    • If you manage to find a way to kill Romero, it will cause his dying body to inflict an undead curse upon the world creating a Zombie Apocalypse for it to rebuild its body.
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    • Dracula can be killed, but he is resurrected soon after.
  • Parodied:
    • Romero disassembles his grotesque Body of Bodies into a small army of zombies... who then go on to reenact Michale Jackson's Thriller.
    • Dracula is a unique type of vampire... since he is the only vampire with traditional vampire powers from fiction.
  • Deconstructed: Being a bunch of dead bodies lumped together, Romero is super-vulnerable to the ailments that dead bodies suffer from. Lack of internal body heat causes him to freeze in below-freezing temperatures. If the weather is too hot, then the bodies bloat from internal gas and may even explode, the bacteria in its system causing decay to accelerate. Its rotting body attracts carrion-feeding birds, lizards and other animals, with the maggots and worms in its body devouring its flesh. As it moves, its lack of regenerating cells causes its muscles and joints to slowly atrophy, and thus Romero will eventually be robbed of all strength and mobility. Within a few weeks (if not days) of manifesting, all that will be left of Romero is an immobile collection of skeletons along the road.
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  • Reconstructed: Romero suffers from the long-term effects of decomposition and rots away... only to reveal that his Body of Bodies was actually a pupa-esq stage, an obscenely more powerful skeleton-like Humanoid Abomination emerging from the pile of bones and rotten goo that was once its body.
  • Zig Zagged: Romero can not only turn all dead bodies (including ones he had personally killed) around him into his undead slaves, but he can also assimilate those undead slaves, thus he has a limitless supply of fresh meat to keep himself together, disposing of useless parts and replacing them with usable ones. He also requires to eat the flesh of living beings, but that is only because he is pregnant with what will eventually become the next God of Life... which will die during childbirth and become another Undead Abomination.
  • Averted:
    • Romero is just another zombie.
    • Dracula was just another vampire.
  • Enforced:
    • The studio wanted a reason for the Zombie Apocalypse to happen because they think that audiences cannot handle an Ambiguous Situation in their introspective Horror movie.
    • Audiences want Dracula to be different from every other vampire and so the studio turned him into a vampire god.
  • Implied:
    • Scientists have captured and are studying a zombie, discovering that all of the zombies roaming the Earth are not mindless and are acting as drones for a signal being sent from somewhere in the cosmos.
    • Vampire Society has a religion that worships Dracula as a sort of Christ-like savior who will single-handedly conquer the world for vampire-kind.
  • Logical Extreme:
    • All forms of undead (zombies, vampires, ghouls, mummies, etc.) will become more and more monstrous and unstoppable as time goes by, eventually becoming an unlimited pantheon of twisted gods with enough power to destroy the universe if mankind does not eradicate all of them quickly.
    • Romero is the Anthropomorphic Personification of Zombification as an abstract concept.
    • Dracula is the Anthropomorphic Personification of Vampirism as an abstract concept.
  • Played for Laughs: Romero manifests... only to trip because he has so many legs that he does not know how to walk in our dimension. When he hits the ground, his body falls apart in a heap of disembodied parts, his various disembodied heads cursing in frustration.
  • Played for Drama: ???
  • Played for Horror: While zombies were a big enough threat on their own, they could have been killed with a quick gunshot to the head and eventually dealt with. When Romero manifests however, he turns all of the zombies into creatures that cannot die even when the brain is destroyed. He then controls the zombies, turning them from a mindless horde into an organized army that can thoroughly outwit the human survivors and eradicate the rest of mankind.
  • Exaggerated:
    • All Eldritch Abominations were once regular gods who's physical forms were mangled and twisted beyond recognition due to the disagreeable reaction of dying that they endured.
    • Dracula Looks Like Orlok (and even that is just a form he takes as to not shatter the mind's fragile hinges) and is not only immune to most vampire weaknesses, but he can slowly inflict vampirism onto any human close by that lacks the faith to fight his influence.
    • Dracula is an incarnation of Nyarlathotep.
  • Downplayed:
    • Romero is a hulking mutant zombie with tentacles that can still be killed if you destroy his brain.
    • Dracula is more powerful than regular vampires, but he is still vulnerable to weaknesses associated with vampires.
  • Lampshaded: "Corpses walking around are unnatural enough, and now you're telling me that there are things out there that make them look normal?!"
  • Invoked: An artist driven mad by the Zombie Apocalypse manages to capture a bunch of zombies and zombified animals and sews them together into Flesh Golem under the delusion that he was creating a vessel for God in hopes that he could use his divine power to end the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Defied: "It would have to have been alive in the first place for it to be undead."
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