a type of undead creature. Often such a creature is the result of a transformation, as a powerful magician or king striving for eternal life uses spells or rituals to bind his intellect to his phylactery and thereby achieve a form of immortality. Liches are depicted as being clearly cadaverous, bodies desiccated or completely skeletal. Liches are often depicted as holding power over hordes of lesser undead creatures, using them as soldiers and servants.
Unlike zombies, which are often depicted as mindless, part of a hivemind or under the control of another, a lich retains revenant-like independent thought and is usually at least as intelligent as it was prior to its transformation. In some works of fiction, liches can be distinguished from other undead by their phylactery, an item of the lich's choosing into which they imbue their soul, giving them immortality until the phylactery is destroyed.
- 5/5 my favorite mythological creature17% (3)17% (4)17% (7)Vote
- 4/5 i like them a lot28% (5)38% (9)33% (14)Vote
- 3/5 meh theyre ok39% (7)29% (7)33% (14)Vote
- 2/5 I don't really like them11% (2)4% (1)7% (3)Vote
- 1/5 i hate them0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
- 0/5 worst mythological creature ever0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
- Wtf is a Lich?5% (1)12% (3)10% (4)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Oh so the Litch King is actually based on a mythological creature? 😳 Learn something new every day 😂 If so then 5/5 cause he's one of my favourite characters ahah. 😛0
Most Helpful Guy
Alright so liches represent sonething that is common in classic western story telling. Especcially from a christian dominant worldview... magic is evil and of the devil. Therefore those who use magic are also evil... the lich is a paragon of this idea which is why they are often opposed by the noble knight, whose inner strength of character, faith in God, and trusty sword and shield (technology) are called upon to destroy the great evil powers of darkness and death.1