In most stories regarding movies, games or books, the art of necromancy is often seen as a "dark" and/or "evil" type of magic. I've not really come across any characters using this type of magic for the greater good, instead villains/antagonists are often associated. A few examples are:
- Sauron (The Lord of the Rings books and movies)
- The Lich King (Warcraft franchise)
- Night King (Game of Thrones series)
I'm currently trying to create a world for my video game where the protagonist/good guy is trying to master the arts of necromancy. For example, he will be raising skeletons from the grave to fight other evil beasts that oppose him. Since this concept is kind of "unique", I'm trying to understand the reasoning why this type of magic isn't ordinary to be mastered by the good guy, or maybe even get some tips how I could make this work.
- Raise multiple corpses to fight for him (without permission from the dead).
- Communication with the recently departed.
- Manipulate souls.
- Takes place in a medieval era.
- Religions are present.
- The protagonist is a necromancer that needs to save the world.
So my ultimate question is:
How do I make society not consider this as an type of "evil" magic and will leave him alone or even help him to save the world?