The iZombie mythology classifies supernatural creatures using the Egyptian concept of an oversoul (memories, rational thought) and an undersoul (passion, animalistic). Central character John Amon lays it out thusly:
- Ghost: A roaming oversoul.
- Poltergeist: A roaming undersoul.
- Zombie: A revived body with only an undersoul, hungering for the memories and thoughts stored within brains.
- Vampire: A revived body with only an oversoul, with an animal hunger for the emotions and fears stored in blood.
- Revenant: A revived body with both undersoul and oversoul intact (but requiring human flesh to sustain itself).
- Thrope: A person sharing their body with an animal undersoul.
- Possessed: A person sharing their body with (or is being controlled by) a human oversoul.