Power to reanimate corpses and dead beings. Sub-power of Necromancy. Variation of Animation. Not to be confused with Resurrection.

Also Called

  • Dead Summoning
  • Necrokinesis
  • Reconstitution


The user can animate corpses and dead beings making them move and react. They are usually under the user's 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.
  • Reanimation may be limited to those that the user has killed.
  • 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.
  • Reanimated targets may not be under the users control.
  • Reanimated targets may possess their personalities, weaknesses and/or memories.

Known Users

  • Sinestro's green power ring (Green Lantern: First Flight)
  • White Walkers (Game of Thrones)
  • No Life King (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash); presumably
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • Hitomi (Code: Breaker)
  • Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Bleach); via Zanka no Tachi, Minami: Kaka Jūmanokushi Daisōjin
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Kabuto Yakushi (Naruto)
  • Tobirama Senju (Naruto)
  • Kazuma (Naruto)
  • Fudō (Naruto)
  • Dead Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Kurome (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Cancer Schiller (Saint Seiya Ω)
  • Ned (Pushing Daisies)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Sesshoumaru (Inuyasha)
  • Kagura (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 (RPG's)
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H); via Quintessence
  • Will Vandom (W.I.T.C.H); via Quintessence
  • 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)
  • Red Dragon (Chaos Dragon)
  • Rezghuls (Backyard Monsters)
  • Alchemists (Charmed)
  • Big Mom/Charlotte Linlin (One Piece); Incarnations
  • 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)
  • Keith (Fairy Tail)
  • 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)
  • Kakistos (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds)
  • Donna Gilchrist (Being Human)
  • Ultimate Carnage (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Solanum (World War Z)
  • The Markers (Dead Space)
  • Jonah Hex (Jonah Hex (film))
  • Undead Spell Punks (Skylanders)
  • 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)
  • Dio Brando (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood)
  • Sports Max (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean); via Limp Bizkit
  • 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
  • Marie Laveau (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Pylich (TF2 Freak)
  • Matoro (Bionicle); via his Kanohi Tryna
  • Morgana (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Hendrickson (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Melascula (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • An Shigeng (The Four)
  • Riza Brenner/Momiji Tenma (Dies Irae/Kajiri Kamui Kagura)
  • Siren (Bioshock Infinite)
  • Herbert West (Herbert West the Re-Animator)
  • Majorita (Disgaea 5)
  • Hoodoo Mama (Wild Cards)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10); limited to small animals
  • Elise (Azure Striker: Gunvolt)
  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • Christopher Muse (Marvel)
  • Sphinx (Re:Zero)
  • Jesus (Madness Combat)

Known Objects

  • Yatsufusa (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Ovu Mobani (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Idol of Granath (Angel)
  • Resurrection Stone (Harry Potter)
  • T-virus (Resident Evil)
  • Blacklight Virus (Prototype)
  • Reanimation Potion (Sankarea)
  • Kanohi Tryna (BIONICLE)
  • Stevie (Smosh)
  • Element 115/Divinium (Call of Duty: Black Ops series)