('wight' does not appear by itself and its primary meaning is not that for an undead)
m (True, the primary meaning is not that of an undead. But moved to "See also", since "wights" actually does appear by itself (twice in RK))
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- "For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him"
- ― Éowyn
Undead were beings whom once had been alive (often Men) but which had been bestowed with an unnaturally prolonged existence. All such creatures seem to have been associated with Evil.
The undead were known by many names:
Portrayal in adaptations
1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:
- The Undead is a class of monsters, which includes Ghosts, Skeletons, Ghouls, and many others.
2007-: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- The Dead is a category of creatures, which includes wights, spirits, skeletons, and many others. A related category is The Unseen, which includes the Nazgûl and related shadowy figures.