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Why is Animate Dead an Evil spell in most D&D editions (specifically 3.5/Pathfinder)?
As title, why does animate dead have the evil descriptor and why does animate object not have it?
I feel as though the magic behind the two is very similar.
As a scholar of necromancy, I can understand create undead having it. You're binding a soul to a body and giving it intelligence. Mindless undead? Just magic moving their limbs.
If anything I'd label it "Chaotic."
Messing with dead bodies is against tradition it seems, hence chaotic.
So, what are your guys thoughts?