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I created a Skeletons sub-category and moved all the skeletal creatures into it. If nobody has a problem witht this, I'd also like to create "ghost" and "spirit" sub-categories. The difference being ghosts would be of monsterous form and have little, if any, memory of their past lives while spirits are fully aware of who they were. Poes, for example, would be ghosts, and even intelligent poes like the Composer Brothers would be ghosts. Only specters like Rutela and Swiftblade the First would be considered spirits.

I count 18 Ghosts and 13 Spirits by this categorization.

This would pretty much leave Anubis, Bongo-Bongo, Dead Hand, Gibdo, ReDead, and Zombie as the only remaining generic "undead"s.
--Rootbeer277 17:03, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Hmmm, this distinction between "types" of undead seems extremely tenuous and subjective to me, and I don't really see the benefit of different sub-categories of undead over one single category. In the games, even the term "undead" is rarely used, so to some degree we already make an assumption by grouping these enemies here, let alone further sub-categorising them according to what some may assume to be their "type". I would have much preferred that this discussion take place before 26 pages were recategorised. The category system we have is fairly comprehensive as it stands, so really any major organisational changes should be agreed in advance following a suggestion such as the one above. User:Adam/sig 17:25, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Noted for future reference. I'll gladly undo the changes myself if necessary. However the "undead" category was so large and disorganized, not to mention vague, I thought it could use some cleaning up. Personally I think there are plenty of Skeletons, Ghosts, and Spirits in the series to justify the sub-categories but I'm open to other opinions. --Rootbeer277 17:50, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
If anything I'd vote to categorize them by the only manner of distinguishing them for certain: Undead Enemies & Undead Characters(NPCs, nonenemies, whatnot ONLY). I agree with Adam that opening types to interpretation would lead to a lot of grey areas. And I agree with RootBeer277 that the Undead Category is a fairly mixed bunch, any manner of cleaning it up with a subcategory or two would be beneficial. Just my thoughts there. User:Axiomist/sig 02:06, 24 May 2009 (UTC)