Kurome (Akame Ga Kill!) using her katana, Yatsufusa, to reanimate and manipulate up to eight corpses.
grant animation to the deceased.
reanimate corpses and dead beings. A sub-power of Necromancy, variation of Animation. Not to be confused with Resurrection.
User are able to animate corpses and dead beings, making them to move and react. They are usually under users control, but because the corpses are likely mindless they have to be carefully monitored. However, some users may be able to create sentient or semi-sentient undead.
May be achieved by using:
Reanimated targets may accidentally become zombies, undead or ghouls.
Using this on long dead creatures can be tricky for beginners.
Users may have limits for how many corpses they may animate at once and/or how many they may have active and controlled at once.
May be temporary.
Sinestro's green power ring ( Green Lantern: First Flight)
White Walkers ( Game of Thrones)
T-virus ( Resident Evil)
Hitomi ( Code: Breaker)
Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto ( Bleach); via Zanka no Tachi, Minami: Kaka Jūmanokushi Daisōjin
Orochimaru ( Naruto)
Kabuto Yakushi ( Naruto Shippuden)
Tobirama Senju/Second Hokage ( Naruto Shippuden)
Kurome ( Akame Ga Kill!)
Ned ( Pushing Daisies)
Quan Chi ( Mortal Kombat)
Sesshoumaru ( Inuyasha)
Faust VIII ( Shaman King)
Raine ( Tales of Symphonia)
Beatrice ( Umineko no naku koro ni)
Curtis Donovan ( Misfits)
Eva-Beatrice ( Umineko no naku koro ni)
Lich King ( Warcraft)
Death Knight/Arthas ( Warcraft)
Kel Thuzad ( Warcraft)
Sophie Mercer ( Hex Hall Book 1 / DemonGlass)
Necromancers ( Warcraft / Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion / Generic Fantasy)
Nerissa (via quintessence) ( W.I.T.C.H)
Will Vandom (via quintessence) ( W.I.T.C.H.)
The Keeper ( Legend of the Seeker)
Darken Rahl ( Legend of the Seeker)
Mord-Siths ( Legend of the Seeker)
Reborn ( Katekyo Hitman REBORN)
Necronomicon Ex Mortis ( Evil Dead franchise)
Alchemists ( Charmed)
Gekko Moriah ( One Piece)
Black Lanterns ( DC Comics)
Orange Lanterns ( DC Comics) Variation: A dead person's soul contained in an artificial energy body.
Alucard ( Hellsing)
The Necromancer ( Castle Crashers)
Vampires ( True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse novels)
Evil Ash ( Army of Darkness)
Zorbak ( Adventure Quest)
Chernabog ( Fantasia)
Eucliwood Hellsythe ( Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
Voldemort ( Harry Potter)
Dark Wizards ( Harry Potter)
Phelous ( Channel Awesome)
Phelous D-1 ( Channel Awesome)
Black Lantern Spoony ( Channel Awesome)
Santa Christ ( Channel Awesome: Two-Year Anniversary special Kickassia)
Gendo07 ( Super/Roulette)
Nico diAngelo ( Percy Jackson & The Olympians / The Heroes of Olympus)
Jack O'Toole ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Ovu Mobani ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Idol of Granath ( Angel)
Kakistos ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds)
Ultimate Carnage ( Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
Solanum ( World War Z)
The Markers ( Dead Space)
Jonah Hex ( Jonah Hex (film))
Menace ( Queen's Blade series)
Swan ( Lollipop Chainsaw)
Zed ( Lollipop Chainsaw)
Vikke ( Lollipop Chainsaw)
Mariska ( Lollipop Chainsaw)
Josey ( Lollipop Chainsaw)
Lewis Legend ( Lollipop Chainsaw)
Killabilly ( Lollipop Chainsaw)
Sports Max ( JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
Marceline Queen Vampire ( Adventure Time)
Penelope Gardiner/Athena Browning ( Witches of East End); using a reanimation potion
Benny Weir ( My Babysitter's a Vampire); using a reanimation potion
Pylich ( TF2 Freak)
Matoro ( Bionicle); via his Kanohi Tryna
Yamamoto (Bleach) reanimating ten trillion skeletons of victims he killed.
Kagura (InuYasha) using her wind to utilize her
Corpse Dance, controlling corpses as puppets.
Sō'unga (InuYasha) can control the corpses of anyone killed by its
Hell Dragon Blast.
Orochimaru (Naruto) resurrects Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage, and Tobirama Senju, the Second Hokage.
Kabuto demonstrating the reanimating ritual.
Sohaku Kago (Tenjho Tenge) turned Fu Chi'en's corpse into a zombie, having him fight with his abilities intact.
Ovu Mobani (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) reanimates a nereby corpse (
Click for animation)