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Zombies were known to be used by the energy vampire Rajine, who utilized their services against trespassers and as palace help. Although it is unknown whether this effect would be had upon all zombies, Rajine's minions were turned against her using Samuro's Jedi holocron.
During the Second Battle of Geonosis, the Jedi Luminara Unduli and trooper Buzz, while in search for Archduke Poggle the Lesser, entered the Progate Temple during a sand storm and disappeared. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker were sent to investigate with a squad of clone troopers lead by Commander Cody. They found Geonosians controlled by a hive mind that was so strong, it could resurrect dead warriors, similar to zombies. This was achieved by using worms that controlled the bodies, while Karina the Great was the controller.
The Rakghoul plague was able to turn beings into mindless creatures similar to zombies.
The darkstaff, an ancient Sith artifact, had the power to reanimate corpses and turn them into dark side-wielding zombies. In about 19 BBY, the Human Len Markus used the staff to suck the Force essences out of the Force Adepts San Herrera and Nia Reston, then turn their cadavers into zombies. The two zombies attacked a group of freelance agents in the jungles of the planet Cularin, and the agents were eventually able to defeat the undead pair.
Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, Cornelius Evazan, working on the Empire's Project Starscream, performed experiments in reanimating the dead on Necropolis. He developed a successful resurrection serum which allowed him to return to life after he was killed by Boba Fett.
Around 1 BBY an Imperial biological weapons project had been tasked with engineering a virus, under the codename of Blackwing. The virus seemed to turn almost any being, living or dead, who came in contact with it to a mindless flesh-craving undead creature. These creatures seemed to possess only primitive feral instincts after being turned, but were able to communicate and learn from each other through what seemed like unintelligible screeching. They were also capable of operating machinery and handling weapons, such as blasters, and were even able to pilot ships, such as X-Wings and TIE Fighters.
Han Solo and Chewbacca once visited an uncharted planet which was haunted by dead, living skeletal figures. These zombies were once the 1,000 crew members of a Great Interplanetary Ark that had crashed on the planet some time before. The souls would haunt the villagers every night, because they never made the land. However, Solo laid down two lines of tandgor gems to light a runway for the ghostly form of the Great Interplanetary Ark to land, finally putting the souls to rest.
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm 4
- Red Harvest
- Star Wars: Darth Plagueis (Indirect mention only)
- Outbound Flight (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars junior novelization (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brain Invaders"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Massacre"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revenge" (Corpses only)
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 9 – "No Way Out"
- "The Eye"
- Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)
- Death Troopers
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- Galaxy of Fear: City of the Dead (First appearance)
- Star Wars Journal: Hero for Hire (Mentioned only)
- Gathering Shadows
- Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
- Assault at Selonia (Mentioned only)
- Sacrifice (Mentioned only) (As expression)
- Inferno (Mentioned only)
- Outcast (Indirect mention only)
- "Planet of the Dead"—Star Wars Tales 17 (Ambiguously canonical source)
- "Lunch Break"—Star Wars Tales 16 (Mentioned only)
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
- Planets of the Galaxy, Volume Two
- The Unknown Regions
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
- "10 Amazing Moments from Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season Four"—Star Wars Insider 134
- The Essential Reader's Companion
Notes and referencesEdit
- What to Expect from Clone Wars dark second season, an article at io9.com
- Zombie, Revenant and Lich on Wikipedia