Necromancy was the ability to animate the dead.

This was totally different than resurrection, because they were not brought back to life. They were in fact, still dead, but only undead; in other words they were capable of movement; and the person who re-animated their corpses generally was able to control their bodies; similar to someone with mind control powers. Sometimes this ability also involved communication with the dead.

Many characters that had magic powers were capable of necromancy, especially those who could perform black magic and witchcraft; such as Doctor Fate, Felix Faust, John Constantine and others.

There were also some incredibly powerful life forms that could also perform necromancy, such as Hades, Lucifer Morningstar, Death and others.

Sometimes this power could also allow characters to summon ghosts and demons as well, but that generally was a totally separate super power.


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