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Imhotep is the main antagonist of the 1932 American horror film The Mummy and its 1999 remake.

A team of archeologists accidentally awakens an ancient mummified Egyptian priest, who proceeds to attempt to locate his deceased lover, whom he believes has been reincarnated.

Appearance

Imhotep is a tall, gaunt man with an emaciated frame and graying skin. His body is covered in filthy white wrappings covered in stains.

Powers and Abilities

Imhotep possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Superhuman strength
  • Hypnosis
  • Weather manipulation (in the remake)
  • Necromancy (in the remake)

Fate

The scroll that brought Imhotep to life is destroyed in a fire, causing him to crumble into dust.

Trivia

  • Imhotep was played by Boris Karloff (who also played Frankenstein's Monster) in the 1932 film and by Arnold Vosloo in the 1999 film (and its sequels).
  • Imhotep was named after the ancient Egyptian polymath and architect of the same name.

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