revenant is a form of undead creature originating from European folklore. Supposedly, it is the spirit of a deceased human being that has returned to the mortal plane as a visible ghost or a vengeful spirit that has possessed a dead body, likely its own body. Revenants are said to return to the living realm in order to take revenge on those who wronged them in their previous life. They have become a popular trend in various works of horror fiction as well as fantasy fiction and video games.

Examples of revenants

Video Games

  • Both Scorpion and Noob Saibot of the Mortal Kombat franchise qualify as revenants.
  • The horror movie character Jason from Friday the 13th qualifies as a revenant as well.