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Immortality
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Thanos (Marvel) the Mad Titan cursed by Death to live forever.

Power/Ability to:

never die

"I intend to live forever, or die trying."
―Several
"Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying."
―Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

The power to never age and recover from almost any injury. Opposite to Mortality

Also Called

  • Death Immunity
  • Endless Life
  • Eternal Life
  • Everlasting Life

Capabilities

Users possess an infinite life span, and can shrug off virtually any kind of physical damage. Some users are the defensive type, simply preventing such damage from appearing (invulnerability/protection), while others are the regenerative type, surviving and quickly recovering from anything you throw at them.

Variations

Some may only possess the power of:

  • Chronolock: Exist outside normal space-time continuum, and thus immune to what happens in it.
  • Death: No body to destroy. The soul, one that is not of a physical being, does not inherit physical characteristics, such as concepts of destruction, therefore cannot be destroyed; in short, the user cannot die a second time. Most common form of immortality.
  • Head Liberation: Survive decapitation.
  • Immortal Cloning: Transfer one's mind/soul into a clone to cheat death.
  • Infinite Resurrection: Death is omitted. Injuries may be inflicted, but complete annihilation is impossible.
  • Invulnerability: Cannot be harmed in any way or form, therefore death by physical damage is omitted.
  • Oxygen Independence: Survive without the need for oxygen.
  • Retroactive Immortality: Cannot remain dead, always resurrecting or reincarnating oneself after being killed.
  • Self-Sustenance: Survive without the need for bodily resources, such as food.
  • Semi-Immortality: Un-aging.
  • Quick Reincarnation: The power to be immediately reincarnated following "death"; can result in gaining powers in relation to how the user previously died.
  • Regeneration: High level regeneration of body that heals any injuries, even fatal ones, preventing one from dying.
  • Self-Resurrection: Completely heal fatal injuries and resurrect upon death if body isn't entirely destroyed.

Levels of Immortality

Semi-Immortality

  • Cannot age, thus preventing death via senescence.
  • Remains vulnerable to mortal wounds, diseases, and foreign substances.
  • Mental damage may still occur.

Reliant Immortality (Concept-Dependent Immortality, Self-Puppetry)

  • User acquires immortality by anchoring their life to a certain object, source, concept, etc.
  • Destruction of anchor ends the user's immortality.
  • The physical body remains mortal, only the soul is earthbound.
  • May require continuous intake of source or maintenance of object to remain immortal.

Immortality

  • Cannot age once reaching a certain point.
  • Immune to diseases, toxins and drugs.
  • Wounds, even crippling or fatal ones, heal near instantly.
  • Time-manipulating powers can erase the user's existence, as opposed to biologically killing them.
  • May apply only to biological immortality, as the mind and/or soul may remain mortal.
  • Immortality power may be removed, rendering the user mortal once again.

Unfettered Body

  • Cannot age once reaching a certain point.
  • Body is completely immune to physical damage, toxins and pathogens.
  • Soul and mind may remain vulnerable.
  • Per chance the body is harmed, regeneration may not occur.
  • Time-manipulating powers can erase the user's existence, as opposed to biologically killing them.

Absolute Immortality

  • Cannot age.
  • Immune to all diseases, toxins and drugs.
  • All wounds and injuries heal instantly.
  • Immortality applies to body, mind and soul, rendering the user truly "absolute".
  • Power is absolute, so it cannot be removed, nor can the user's existence from timelines.

Associations

Limitations

  • Immortality Negation.
  • Cannot overcome the End of Time, unless the form of immortality is an absolute type, hence why just like Regenerative Healing Factor, it is unclear how long it would last.
  • May be erased from history via the effects of time-manipulating powers, killing the immortals in question before they become immortal.
    • While users are immune to the ravages of time, most are vulnerable against direct application used against them.
  • Nonexistence may wipe the user out of existence, as opposed to simply killing them biologically.
  • May have certain weaknesses that are lethal (i.e. decapitation, disintegration, poison).
    • May have weaknesses to single source (item, event, person, etc.) that is lethal to them.
  • May be killable by certain specific way, item or people.
  • User may go mad, from the effects of time and boredom.
    • This can also cause madness overtime because the immortal is forced to watch those who aren't immortal die.
  • Some immortals could be infertile, or they're incapable of passing this ability to their descendents.
  • Immortality may depend on outside sources and objects (i.e. Horcruxes, Shikon shards).
  • Can be sealed in an empty dimension with no chance to escape.

Known Users

See Also: Immortality and Complete Immortality

  • Deities (Mythologies/Religion)
  • Superman Prime (DC)
  • The Source (DC)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics); via Reactive Adaptation
  • Vandal Savage (DC Comics)
  • Immortal Man (DC Comics)
  • Resurrection Man (DC Comics)
  • Professer Ivo (DC Comics); via serum
  • Magus (DC Comics)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
  • Emperor Vitiate (Star Wars); via Sith Magic
  • Darth Sidious (Star Wars); via essence transfer
  • Darth Nihilus (Star Wars)
  • Some Sith (Star Wars)
  • Elves (Inheritance)
  • Dr. Manhattan (Watchmen)
  • Zahard (Tower of God)
  • 10 Great Warriors (Tower of God)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Princess Luna (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Tierk (My Little Pony)
  • Tierk (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)
  • God (Christianity/Judaism/Islam)
  • William Black (Fable)
  • Cain/Master Mahan (Judaism/Christianity)
  • Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Mary Shelley's Frankenhole)
  • Godzilla (Godzilla)
  • Creed Diskenth (Black Cat); via Nanites
  • Zero Numbers (Black Cat); via Eden
  • Adam (Buffy)
  • Heinrich and Gustav Frankenstein (Mary Shelley's Frankenhole)
  • Elizabeth Frankenstein (Mary Shelley's Frankenhole)
  • Sanguinaire Polidori (Mary Shelley's Frankenhole)
  • Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat); via Amulet of Shinnok
  • Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Angels (Christianity/Judaism/Islam)
  • Vincent Valentine (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Caius Ballad (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • Sir George (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Ladylee Tangleroad (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
  • Mathias (Fading of the Cries)
  • Jacob (Fading of the Cries); The protection spell he received when he was fatally seems to have made him immortal.
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Adam Monroe/Takezo Kensei (Heroes)
  • Gods and Titans (Charmed)
  • Cleaners (Charmed)
  • Angels of Destiny (Charmed)
  • The Tribunal (Charmed)
  • Old Ones (Charmed)
  • Thanos (Marvel Comics)
  • Wonder Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Atlas (Marvel Comics)
  • Count Nefaria (Marvel Comics)
  • Mad Jim Jaspers (Marvel Comics)
  • Molecule Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Quasar (Marvel Comics)
  • Mister Immortal (Marvel)
  • Deadpool (Marvel Comics); via curse
  • Shendu (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • All Demon Sorcerers (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Hidan (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto); via absorbing the Holy Tree.
  • The tailed beasts (Naruto)
  • Himuro Genma (Ninja Scroll); via controlling every part of his body down to the tiniest bone and blood, allowing revival
  • Primus (Transformers); via an Indestructible Spark.
  • Unicron (Transformers); via an Indestructible Spark.
  • Starscream (G1 Transformers); via Indestructible Spark
  • Rampage (Transformers: Beast Wars); via an Indestructible Spark.
  • Viral (Gurren Lagann)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Van Hohenheim (Fullmetal Alchemist); Loses his immortality after using much of his power and dies peacefully (Manga/Brotherhood).
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Aizen (Bleach); via Breakdown Sphere/Hogyoku
  • Cell (Dragon Ball)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball)
  • Garlic Jr. (Dragon Ball)
  • Kenny McCormick (South Park)
  • The Q species (Star Trek); All Q are immortal from the beginning of the Universe to the end.
  • Zeus (Percy Jackson)
  • Atlas (Percy Jackson)
  • Chiron (Percy Jackson)
  • Artemis (Percy Jackson)
  • Hera (Percy Jackson)
  • Poseidon (Percy Jackson)
  • Gaea (Heroes of Olympus)
  • Bryce (NeverDead)
  • Clockwork (Sly Cooper series)
  • Connor MacLeod (Highlander)
  • Duncan MacLeod (Highlander)
  • Caleb Mathias (Mutant X); via resurrection
  • All Immortals (El Goonish Shive)
  • Marceline the Vampire Queen (Adventure Time)
  • Professor Paradox (Ben 10 Alien Force/Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Those who eat mermaid flesh and survive (Mermaid Forest)
    • Yuta (Mermaid Forest)
    • Mana (Mermaid Forest)
    • Masato (Mermaid Forest)
  • Beloved (The Unicorn Chronicles); via the tip of the unicorn, Whiteling's horn embedded in her heart
  • The Chrion (The Unicorn Chronicles); via having his vital essence placed in a jeweled golden egg; though his aging was slowed greatly
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Shadow The Hedgehog (Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Solaris (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mammoth Mogul (Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • John White/The Beast (Infamous 2); eventually died from the Ray Field Inhibitor activated by Cole MacGrath or giving his powers to Cole
  • Golden Boy (Wild Cards)
  • Pinhead (Hellraiser)
  • Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Jareth, the Goblin King (Labyrinth)
  • Mizumi, the Queen of Moraine (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Drumlin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Lucifer (Dante's Inferno)
  • Moulin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Lord Death/Shinigammi-sama (Soul Eater)
  • Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
  • Free (Soul Eater)
  • Mizune Sisters (Soul Eater)
  • Wizeman the Wicked (NiGHTS into Dreams)
  • Asura (Soul Eater)
  • Eibon (Soul Eater)
  • Index (Soul Eater)
  • Excaliber (Soul Eater)
  • The Black Mass (Soul Eater)
  • Mosquito (Soul Eater)
  • Nicholas Flamel (Alchemy/Folklore); via Elixir of Life
  • Dr. Henry West (Splatterhouse 2010)
  • The White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Rin Asoji (RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~)
  • Mimi (RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~)
  • Dr. Bright (SCP Foundation)
  • Tuck Family (Tuck Everlasting)
  • That Guy With The Glasses (Channel Awesome)
  • Douchey McNitpick (Channel Awesome)
  • Santa Christ (Channel Awesome)
  • Malachite (Channel Awesome/Suburban Knight)
  • All Humans on Earth (Torchwood: Miracle Day)
  • Fairies (Touhou)
  • Fujiwara no Mokou (Touhou Project)
  • Kaguya Houraisan (Touhou Project)
  • Eirin Yagokoro (Touhou Project)
  • Caliborn/Lord English (Homestuck); was granted unconditional immortality.
  • Anyone who reaches god tier (Homestuck); can still be killed permanently if their death is just or heroic.
  • Zanta Claws (Eddsworld)
  • The Christmas Monster (AnimaShaun)
  • RaKais (Super/Lette)
  • Heike Masaomi (Code: Breaker)
  • Yukihina (Code: Breaker)
  • C.C (Code Geass)
  • V.V (Code Geass)
  • Ginosaji (Incredible slow murderer series)
  • Elg (Toriko)
  • Zeref (Fairy Tail)
  • Celestial Spirits (Fairy Tail)
  • Demons of Zeref (Fairy Tail)
  • Mumm-Ra (Thundercats)
  • Grandma (The Twilight Zone: I Sing the Body Electric)
  • Elves (Inheritance)
  • The Leprechaun (The Leprechaun series)
  • Darth Sion (Star Wars)
  • Akihiko Kayaba (Sword Art Online)
  • Scamper (Igor)
  • Guardian of Metal (Brütal Legend)
  • Hunson Abadeer (Adventure Time)
  • Nanny McPhee (Nanny McPhee)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time)
  • Grima (Fire Emblem)
  • Zoso (Once Upon a Time)
  • Peter Pan (Once Upon a Time)
  • The Jabberwocky (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • The Eight Immortals (Chinese Mythology); via eating a Peach of Immortality.
  • Haplo's dog (Death Gate Cycle)
  • Ban (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Vampires (Twilight Saga)
  • Akihito Kanbara (Kyoukai no Kanata)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Joanna Beauchamp (Witches of East End)
  • Hampnie Hambert|Hampnie Hambert/Kizuna Astin (Kamisama no Inai Nichiyobi); lost his Immortality since his wish was granted and die happily.
  • Kojō Akatsuki (Strike the Blood)
  • Asagi Aiba (Strike the Blood); via Cain's Altar
  • Haruto Tokishima (Kakumeiki Valvrave)
  • Saki Rukino (Kakumeiki Valvrave)
  • Carmine The Bowler (Mystery Men)
  • Curtis Knox (Smallville)
  • Rosalina (Super Mario Galaxy)
  • Arcueid Brunestud (Tsukihime)
  • Ciel (Tsukihime)
  • Michael Roa Valdamjong (Tsukihime)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Jibril (No Game No Life)
  • Nathan Young (MisFits)
  • Pylich (TF2 Freak)
  • Saturn (Saint Seiya)
  • Titans (Saint Seiya)
  • Randall Flagg (Stephen King)
  • Crimson King (Stephen King)
  • Snow White (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Brittany/Drake (Gone)
  • Henry Morgan (Forever)
  • Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Juggernaut (Marvel Comics)
  • Maestro (Marvel Comics)
  • Ultron (Marvel Comics)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)

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