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Real Name: Herbert West
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Herbert West is the inventor of a special solution that when injected into the wrist of a recently deceased person causes the body's mechanical, living functions to return. However, most subjects that have undergone the "re-animation" process have turned violent and, after failed attempts to return to their own graves, have terrorized the communities into which they were reanimated.

He is portrayed as a brilliant, narcissistic and intensely driven young man of an amoral nature; traits carried over nearly verbatim into the 1985 film. His arrogance and lack of respect for life (and death) prove to be his undoing.

In Lovecraft's original tale, Herbert West was ostracized by his fellow medical students because he believed he could overcome death and had only one friend: the unnamed narrator of the story. After a series of less-than-successful experiments Herbert West is eventually torn to pieces by his own experiments.


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Issue Appearances:
Army of Darkness vs. Re-Animator (2005)
Army of Darkness/Reanimator (2013)
Graphic Classics (2001)
Hack/Slash: The Series (2007)
Prophecy (2012)
Re-Animator (1991)
Re-Animator (2005)
Re-Animator: Dawn of the Re-animator (1992)
Re-Animator: Tales of Herbert West (1991)
Reanimator (2015)
The Chronicles of Dr. Herbert West (2008)

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