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Undead is a collective name for all types of corporeal and non-corporeal entities who were once alive in the normal sense, died, and then continued to exist in the world of the living. Undead of different varieties are featured in the legends of most cultures on earth and in many works of fiction.

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Examples of undead


Corporeal undead still have a tangible body of some sort.


Non-corporeal undead have no tangible form, but exist in the world of the living as spirit entities.

D&D Based Examples (Not necessarily based on legends)

See also: Role-playing bestiary

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel Frankenstein, or Prometheus Unbound introduced another variant on the dead that walk again, the dead brought back to 'life' by science.

Any number of films have been made concerning the undead.

In the Lorien Trust[?] LARP system, the word unliving is used as a preferential synonym.

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