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The ability to use the abilities of a corporeal Undead. Variation of Mythic Physiology. If the user loses their physical body, they gain Ghost Physiology.

Also Called

  • Cadaverism
  • Cadaver Form/Mimicry/Physiology
  • Corpse Form/Mimicry/Physiology
  • Forsaken (Warcraft)
  • Necrotic Form/Mimicry/Physiology
  • Undead Form/Mimicry
  • Undeath

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into an undead, corporeal beings in mythology, legend or fiction that are deceased yet behave as if alive. A common example is a corpse re-animated by supernatural forces, by the application of the deceased's own life force or that of another being (such as a demon).

Users with this power lack physical weaknesses, such as pain, need to rest, vulnerability to environmental effects, etc, while some still need to consume various substances (blood, flesh, life-force). Being clinically dead, their brains and bodies are immune to most powers that affect living beings.

Applications

Variations

Types of Undead:

For a variety of corporeal undead, see here.

Associations

Limitations

  • May be difficult, or impossible to revert back to a normal form.
  • Supernatural Hunters are more then capable to handle the undead
  • May need to consume living flesh, blood, life energy, etc. in order to survive.
  • Motor skills may be impaired.
  • May be unable to heal injuries.
    • User may lose limbs or not have limbs.
  • Automatically frowned upon by most of society.
  • Not feeling pain may not always be beneficial.
  • Certain undead may have a natural vulnerability to certain substances, forces, or items which they are powerless to defend against (I.E.-sunlight, silver, fire, salt, jade).
    • In some mythologies, salt can be used to force transformation from this state.
  • Damage to the brain can result in an instant kill, even in this form.
  • Dark Arts, Necromancy and other forms of Magic may be used to control the user.

Known Users

See Also The Undead and Undead Index.

  • Silver (Fairy Tail)
  • Vampires (True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse)
  • Eric Northman (True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse)
  • Pam (True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse)
  • Deadites (Evil Dead)
  • Jessica (True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse)
  • Bill Compton (True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse)
  • Vampires and Immortals (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Lich (Dota 2)
  • Pudge (Dota 2)
  • Undying (Dota 2)
  • Wraith King (Dota 2)
  • Gaicoz (Grand Chase)
  • Lich (Grand Chase)
  • Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess)
  • Solomon Grundy (DC)
  • Young Frankenstein (DC Comics)
  • Frankenstein (DC Comics)
  • Andrew Bennett (DC Comics)
  • Jubilee (Marvel Comics)
  • Hannibal King (Marvel Comics)
  • Bloodstorm (Marvel Comics)
  • Marvel Zombies (Marvel Comics)
  • Marvel Zombies (Marvel)
  • Dead Girl (Marvel)
  • Death Ninja (Marvel)
  • N'Kantu The Living Mummy (Marvel)
  • Blade (Marvel)
  • Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics)
  • Vampires (Marvel Comics)
  • Morbius the Living Vampire (Marvel)
  • Bloodscream (Marvel)
  • Frank/Frankenstein (Hotel Transylvania); possibly
  • Eunice (Hotel Transylvania); possibly
  • Zombies (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Draugr (Norse Mythology/Folklore)
  • Glámr (Norse Mythology/Folklore)
  • Gunnar (Norse Mythology/Folklore)
  • Draugr (The Morganville Vampires)
  • Barrow-wights (JRR Tolkien)
  • Draugr (Skyrim)
  • Draugr (The Secret World)
  • Nazi Zombies (Dead Snow)
  • Vargul (Warcraft)
  • Kel'Thuzad (Warcraft)
  • Liches (Warcraft)
  • Lana'thel (Warcraft)
  • Darkfallen (Warcraft)
  • Frankenstein's Monster (Various Media); sometimes
  • Herman Munster (The Munsters)
  • Charlie Munster (The Munsters)
  • Elsa Hyde (Here Come The Munsters!)
  • Benviktor (Ben 10)
  • Doctor Viktor (Ben 10)
  • Translyians (Ben 10)
  • Ghostfreak (Ben 10)
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10)
  • Thep Khufan (Ben 10)
  • Sparky (Frankenweenie)
  • Frank (Madworld)
  • The Boogeyman (Grim Tales: After Birth)
  • Adam (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Biomechanical demonoids (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Danny Fenton/Danny Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Vlad Masters/Vlad Plasmius (Danny Phantom)
  • Freakshow (Danny Phantom); via Reality Gauntlet
  • All ghosts (Danny Phantom)
  • The Infected (The Last of Us)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Cofagrigus (Pokémon)
  • Sally Malik (Being Human)
  • Annie Sawyer (Being Human)
  • Ghost Widow (City of Heroes)
  • Peeves (Harry Potter)
  • The Twins (Matrix Reloaded)
  • Boo (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Mario (Super Mario Galaxy); when using boo mushroom
  • Luigi (Super Mario Galaxy); when using boo mushroom
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Bottles (Banjo-Kazooie)
  • All ghosts in Shaman King (Shaman King)
  • Nox Decious (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • Jojo achimu (Ninjutsu series)
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji (Touhou Project)
  • Miyako Yoshika (Touhou Project)
  • Ghouls (Mythology/Folklore)
  • Ghouls (Hellsing)
  • Ghouls (Fables)
  • Ghouls (Fafhrd And The Gray Mouser)
  • Ghouls (The Dresden Files)
  • Ghouls (Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue)
  • Ayam Aghoul (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Jiang Shi (Chinese Mythology)
  • Hsien-Ko (Darkstalkers)
  • Nightwalker Heartless (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Rinshi (Power Rangers Jungle Fury/Juken Sentai Gekiranger)
  • Rin Azuma (Yozakura Quartet)
  • Jiang Shi (Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in North Point DLC)
  • Koschei the Deathless (Russian Mythology)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Mummy (RPGs)
  • Ghouls (RPGs)
  • Skeletons (RPGs)
  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • Wrath of the Pharaoh (Soul Eater)
  • Kaguro (Kekkaishi)
  • King Yod (Megalex)
  • Murray (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Skeletons (Mythology)
  • Mummymon (Digimon Adventure 02)
  • SkullGreymon (Digimon)
  • SkullSatamon (Digimon)
  • Brook (One Piece)
  • The Grim Reaper (Folklore); sometimes
  • Gashadokuro (Japanese Mythology/Folklore)
  • Morborgran (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
  • Barragan Luisenbarn (Bleach)
  • Spinal (Killer Instinct)
  • Stalfos (Legend of Zelda)
  • Dracula (Dracula)
  • Arystar Krory III (D. Gray-Man)
  • Marceline the Vampire Queen (Adventure Time)
  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Nitara (Mortal Kombat)
  • Juliet Van Heusen (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Dio Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Vampires (Blade Trilogy)
  • Rayne (Bloodrayne)
  • Diva (Blood+)
  • Saya Otonashi (Blood+)
  • Chiropterans (Blood+)
  • Aukon (Doctor Who: State of Decay)
  • Zargo (Doctor Who: State of Decay)
  • Camilla (Doctor Who: State of Decay)
  • Nicorli (Mystic Force)
  • Evangeline Athanasia Katherine McDowell (Mahou Sensei Negima)
  • Seras Victoria (Hellsing)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Vampire Citizens (True Blood/The Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
  • Bill Compton (True Blood/The Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
  • Eric Northman (True Blood/The Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
  • Pam (True Blood/The Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
  • Jessica (True Blood)
  • Batman of Earth-43 (DC Comics)
  • Vamp (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Cole MacGrath (InFamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • Bloody Mary (InFamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • First Borns (InFamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • Nikola Tesla (Sanctuary)
  • Myotismon (Digimon)
  • Ultimo Excalibur (Ultimo X)
  • Dracula (Castlevania)
  • Lucian (Lunar Knights)
  • Jericho Cross (Darkwatch)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Vampires (Legacy of Kain)
  • Ancients (Legacy of Kain)
  • Hybrids (Underworld)
  • Baboo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Batlings (Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue)
  • Broodwing (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
  • Houka Ozu (Mahou Sentai Magiranger)
  • Leelee Pimvare (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Necrolai (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Vida Rocca (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Durham Red (2000 AD)
  • Vampire Girl (Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl)
  • Grim (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy); possibly
  • Irwin (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy/Underfist)
  • Rachel Alucard (BlazBlue)
  • Hazama/Yuuki Terumi (BlazBlue)
  • Tanya (Batman & Dracula: Red Rain)
  • Fangirea (Kamen Rider Kiva)
  • D (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Black Tarantula (Fox Feature Syndicate)
  • Count Orlok (Nosferatu)
  • Carmilla (Carmilla)
  • Akasha (The Vampire Chronicles)
  • Selene (Underworld)
  • Eva (Army of Darkness)
  • Lestat de Lioncourt (The Vampire Chronicles)
  • Magnus Lee (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Abel Nightroad (Trinity Blood)
  • Oozes (Resident Evil: Revelations)
  • Babette (Elder Scrolls V: Skryim)
  • Moka (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Kokoa (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Kahlua (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Aqua (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Issa Shuzen (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Gyokuro Shuzen (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Akasha Bloodriver (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Ling Ling Wong (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Tsukune Aono (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Mosquito (Soul Eater)
  • Mateo Rodriguez (Imortal TV Series)
  • Vampires (Imortal TV Series)
  • Vladimir Tod (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)
  • Remilia Scarlet (Touhou)
  • Flandre Scarlet (Touhou)
  • Sarah (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Erica (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Rory (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Jesse (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • All vampires and vampire-chameleons (Shadow Falls)
  • Dracula (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Mavis (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Zombie (Mythology/Folklore)
  • Zombies (Wizard of Waverly Place)
  • Frank West (Dead Rising) should he fail to get Zombrex
  • Katy Greene (Dead Rising) should she fail to get Zombrex
  • Tyrone King (Dead Rising) should he fail to get Zombrex
  • Zombies (Dead Rising)
  • Dark Purveyors (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Panty (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Stocking (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Them (Highschool of the Dead)
  • Ayumu Aikawa (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
  • Tao Jun (Shaman King)
  • Yoshika Miyako (Touhou Project)
  • Infected (Prototype)
  • Senior Citizombie (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • Zombies (Resident Evil)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Zombie Gat (Saints Row)
  • Walkers (Walking Dead)
  • Reginald "Reg" Shoe (Discworld)
  • Windle Poons (Discworld)
  • Mr. Slant (Discworld)
  • Baron Saturday (Discworld)
  • Ms. Fortune (Skullgirls)
  • D'compose (Inhumanoids)
  • Jack O'Toole (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Warren Mears (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Pikkon (Dragon Ball)
  • Fangs the Vampire Man (Dragon Ball)
  • Baby (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Dry Bones (Super Mario)
  • Dry Bowser (Super Mario)
  • Wario (Super Mario)
  • Bi-O (Bust a Groove 2)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil)
  • Drowning Doom (Brütal Legend)
  • Tristan (Polterguests)
  • Squiffy (Polterguests)
  • Kneecaps (Polterguests)
  • Rottytops (Shantae Series)
  • Walter Sullivan (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
  • Rotgut (Ace Lightning)
  • Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)

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