The Animate Dead spell and Magic Jar both need a "humanoid body" to target. Can I target a zombie with Magic Jar?

Or can I target only a non-zombie humanoid dead body with Magic Jar?


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Animate Dead targets a dead humanoid body. It turns that into an undead.

Magic Jar targets a (living) Humanoid, which is a defined 5e type. Zombies are not Humanoids (https://www.5esrd.com/gamemastering/monsters-foes/monsters-by-type/humanoids/), they are Undead (https://www.5esrd.com/gamemastering/monsters-foes/monsters-by-type/undead/).


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