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"My dear Chancellor, I didn’t murder my entire family and use their blood to turn myself into an undead abomination to be told I couldn’t do things."
― Dread Emperor Revenant, A Practical Guide To Evil

The power to use the abilities of a Lich. Variation of Undead Physiology.

Also Called

  • Mystic Undead Physiology
  • Undead Sorcerer/Magician Physiology

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into a Lich, often a result of a transformation, as a powerful magician or king striving for eternal life uses spells or rituals to bind their intellect to their animated corpse and thereby achieve a form of immortality. Liches are depicted as being clearly cadaverous, their bodies desiccated or even completely skeletal. They are often depicted as holding power over hordes of lesser undead creatures, using them as soldiers and servants.

Some variations of lich are distinguished from other undead by their phylactery - an item of the Lich's choosing into which they imbue their soul, giving them immortality until the phylactery is destroyed.

Applications

Variations

Limitations

  • Anti-Magic
  • May require a lengthy ritual and/or immense magical power/skill to achieve transformation.
  • Destruction of the user's phylactery may destroy their soul, effectively killing them.

Known Users

See Also: Our Liches Are Different.

  • Lord Fear (Ace Lightning)
  • Liches (AD&D)
    • Archliches
    • Demiliches
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Lydia (The Adventure Zone)
  • Edward (The Adventure Zone)
  • Lup (The Adventure Zone)
  • Barry Bluejeans (The Adventure Zone)
  • The Horned King (The Chronicles of Prydain/The Black Cauldron)
  • Baraggan Luisenbarn (Bleach); via released form
  • Liches (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Rasputin (Don Bluth’s Anastasia)
  • Skullmaggeden (Double Dragon)
  • Liches (Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury)
  • Lich (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Pious Augustus (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
  • The Night King (Game of Thrones)
  • Ossion the Dread (Heroes of Camelot)
  • Wiz (Konosuba)
  • Irelia, Will of Blades (League of Legends)
  • Lubella Dim (Momodora)
  • Lich (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Maleficent (Once Upon A Time)
  • Ainz Ooal Gown/Momonga (Overlord)
  • Xykon (The Order of the Stick)
  • Abracadaver (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Azalin Rex, Darklord of Darkon (Ravenloft)
  • Occult Priests (Return to Castle Wolfenstein)
  • Koschei the Deathless (Russian Mythology)
  • Valeena (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!)
  • Lich (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Liches (Warcraft)
    • Kel'Thuzad
    • The Lich King
  • Nagash (Warhammer Fantasy)

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