Why is animate hair an ooze and not undead?


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion


Undead would make more sense to me as your hair is dead (literally, it's made of dead matter, which is why getting a haircut doesn't hurt.)


You know, I had a whole thing written up about dead materials not equalling undead, but now that I've read the flavor text, I actually agree with you. It seems like an undead between the lore and abilities.


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The description states it is a living creature made of hair. It also states it is carnivorous which means it needs to eat. It does not need to breathe because it has the No Breath ability. Undead do not need to eat. Some of them are driven to consume blood or flesh, but they don’t really need to and do not die from starvation.


So that anti-undead powers can't make it or its host run screaming? You have to actually punch out the mayor or whoever's wearing it rather than just channeling it to ash.


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I think it has more to do with not being animated by negative energy.

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