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"Though some might say there is not much point to turning the earth into one gigantic graveyard, these people are fools and will never understand anyway."
― Neil Zawacki, How to be a Villain
"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 power to utilize magic involving the dead, life-force and/or souls. Form of Magic. Opposite to Animancy. Practitioners of this trade are known as Necromancers.

Also Called

  • Black/Dark Animancy
  • Necrokinesis
  • Necro Magic
  • Undeath Magic

Capabilities

The user's magical abilities revolve around manipulating the dead, death, the death-force and/or souls for good (i.e., resurrecting the dead), evil (in various ways) or neither. Users can also use communicate with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge.

Many practitioners find a way to cheat death one way or another, whether by becoming some form of undead creature or by bypassing their own ability to die.

Applications

Techniques

Associations

Limitations

Known Users

See Also: Necromancer.

Cartoons/Comics

  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Marceline the Vampire Queen (Adventure Time)
  • Mozenrath (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Horned King (The Black Cauldron)
  • Bloodwynd (DC Comics)
  • Effron the Sorcerer (DC Comics)
  • Nora Fries (DC Comics)
  • Maya (DC Comics)
  • Nekron (DC Comics)
  • Merlin (DC Comics)
  • Sartana of the Dead (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Suma-Ket (Marvel Comics)
  • Calypso (Marvel Comics)
  • Dead Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Morgan le Fay (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Panther (Marvel Comics)
  • Grogar (My Little Pony And Friends)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Tom Lucitor (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Pastmaster (Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron)
  • Raven Hex (Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose)
  • Mumm-Ra (Thundercats)
  • Blood Red Queen of Hearts (Vampirella)
  • Dr. Orpheus (The Venture Bros.)
  • Baphomet/Nergal (The Wicked + The Divine)
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H.)

Manga/Anime

  • Kurome (Akame ga Kill!); via Imperial Arms Yatsufasa
  • Eri Nakamura (Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekaisaikyou)
  • Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Bleach)
  • Keith (Fairy Tail)
  • Incognito (Hellsing)
  • Rabbit (Juuni Taisen)
  • Eucliwood Hellscythe (Is This a Zombie?)
  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Welveria the Swamp Witch (Queen's Blade)
  • Reiko Himezono (Reiko the Zombie Shop)
  • Melascula (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Johann George Faust VIII (Shaman King)
  • Sayoko (UQ Holder)
  • Zombie Master (Yu-Gi-Oh)

Mythology/Folklore

  • Merlin (Arthurian legends)
  • Anubis (Eyptian Mythology)
  • Osiris (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Hades/Pluto (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Hecate/Trivia (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Hel/Hela (Norse Mythology)

Literature

  • Anita Blake (Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter)
  • Turiel (The Book of Deacon)
  • Twyla Valentine (The Caster Chronicles)
  • Arawn Death-Lord (The Chronicles of Prydain)
  • Horned King (The Chronicles of Prydain)
  • Randall Flagg (The Dark Tower)
  • Count Dracula (Dracula)
  • Mara Beznik (Freeks)
  • Bryce Lawrence (Heroes of Olympus)
  • Walt Stone (Kane Chronicles)
  • Julius Kane (Kane Chronicles)
  • Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
  • Hades (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)
  • Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)
  • Bianca di Angelo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Sabriel (The Old Kingdom Trilogy)
  • Dr. John Dee (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • Malcolm Fade (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • The Other King (Unsong)
  • Gorice XII (The Worm Ouroboros)
  • Peider (King's Dark Tidings)

Live Television/Movies

  • Marie Laveau (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Misty Day (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Magnus Hainsley (Angel)
  • Donna Gilchrist (Being Human)
  • Amy Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Necromancer (Charmed)
  • Alchemists (Charmed)
  • Doyle (Dark Oracle)
  • Omen (Dark Oracle)
  • Vern (Dark Oracle)
  • Ahmanet (Dark Universe)
  • Ash Williams (Evil Dead)
  • Evil Ash (Evil Dead)
  • Mathias (Fading of the Cries)
  • The Night King (Game of Thrones)
  • White Walkers (Game of Thrones)
  • Morgana (Merlin)
  • Nimueh (Merlin)
  • Morgause (Merlin)
  • Michael Jackson/The Maestro (Michael Jackson's Ghosts)
  • Marek (Mythica)
  • Witches (Salem)
  • Marnie (True Blood)
  • Antonia (True Blood)
  • Necromancers (Wizard 101)
  • Kreon (Spookies)

Tabletop Games

  • Vecna (AD&D)
  • Velsharoon (AD&D)
  • Liliana Vess (Magic: the Gathering)
  • Necromancer class (RPGs)
  • The Necromancer (Small World: Necromancer Island)
  • Necromancers (Warhammer)

Video Games

  • Matereani (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Xbox game)
  • Necromancer (Castle Crashers)
  • Pinwheel (Dark Souls)
  • Necromancer (Dark Souls)
  • Death (Darksiders 2); via Necromancer Tree
  • Nokris, Herald of Xol (Destiny)
  • Necromancers (Diablo)
    • Xul
  • Inquisitors with the 'Necromancer' specialization (Dragon Age)
  • Dorian Pavus (Dragon Age)
  • Sidony (Dragon Age)
  • Necromancers (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Necromancer (Island of Lost Souls)
  • Kratos (God of War); via Army of Hades, Claws of Hades and Soul of Hades
  • Hades (God of War)
  • Yorick (League of Legends)
  • Mordekaiser (League of Legends)
  • Mortanius (Legacy of Kain)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Swan (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Zarok (MediEvil)
  • Talion (Middle-earth: Shadow of War); via Isildur's Ring of Power
  • Isildur (Middle-earth: Shadow of War)
  • Zog The Eternal (Middle-earth: Shadow of War)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Hex (Skylanders)
  • Undead Spell Punks (Skylanders)
  • Wolfgang (Skylanders: Imaginators)
  • Mz. Ruby (Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus)
  • Kairi Sisigou (TYPE-MOON)
  • Necromancer (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Sania (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Nekros (Warframe)
  • Arthas Menethil (World of Warcraft)

Other

  • Thriller (Michael Jackson's Thriller)
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
    • Lord Vile/Skulduggery Pleasant
    • Melancholia St. Clair/ The Death Bringer
    • Valkryie Cain/ Darquesse
    • Solomon Wreath
    • Auron Tenebrae
    • Vandameer Craven
  • Dark Anubis (Summoners War)
  • Amplus Barpo (TF2 Freak)
  • Necromanncer (TF2 Freak)

Known Objects

  • Imperial Arms Yatsufasa (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Book of Shadows (Corpse Party: Book Of Shadows)
  • Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (Evil Dead)
  • So'unga (Inuyasha)
  • Isildur's Ring of Power (Middle-earth: Shadow of War)
  • Book of the Dead (The Mummy)
  • Black Volume of the Dead (Shadowhunter Chronicles)

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