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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/Eternal/Everlasting Life


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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.



  • Immortality Negation.
  • Immortality Removal.
  • 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


  • Cell (Dragon Ball)
  • Garlic Jr. (Dragon Ball)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball)
  • Hidan (Naruto)
  • Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto); via absorbing the Holy Tree.
  • Tailed Beasts (Naruto)
  • Heike Masaomi (Code: Breaker)
  • Yukihina (Code: Breaker)
  • Elg (Toriko)
  • Zeref (Fairy Tail)
  • Celestial Spirits (Fairy Tail)
  • Demons of Zeref (Fairy Tail)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Asura (Soul Eater)
  • Eibon (Soul Eater)
  • Index (Soul Eater)
  • Excaliber (Soul Eater)
  • The Black Mass (Soul Eater)
  • Mosquito (Soul Eater)
  • Saturn (Saint Seiya)
  • Titans (Saint Seiya)
  • Creed Diskenth (Black Cat); via Nanites
  • Zero Numbers (Black Cat); via Eden
  • 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)
  • Touta Konoe (UQ Holder!)
  • Evangeline A.K. McDowell (UQ Holder!)
  • Dana Ananga Jagannatha (UQ Holder!)
  • Arcueid Brunestud (Tsukihime)
  • Ciel (Tsukihime)
  • Michael Roa Valdamjong (Tsukihime)
  • C.C (Code Geass)
  • V.V (Code Geass)
  • Utsuro (Gintama)
  • Himuro Genma (Ninja Scroll); via controlling every part of his body down to the tiniest bone and blood, allowing revival
  • Those who eat mermaid flesh and survive (Mermaid Forest)
    • Yuta (Mermaid Forest)
    • Mana (Mermaid Forest)
    • Masato (Mermaid Forest)
  • Rin Asoji (RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~)
  • Mimi (RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~)
  • Ban (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Akihito Kanbara (Kyoukai no Kanata)
  • Fairies (Touhou)
  • Fujiwara no Mokou (Touhou Project)
  • Kaguya Houraisan (Touhou Project)
  • Eirin Yagokoro (Touhou Project)
  • Ladylee Tangleroad (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
  • Jibril (No Game No Life)

Western TV Series/Film

  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Emperor Vitiate (Star Wars); via Sith Magic
  • Darth Sidious (Star Wars); via essence transfer
  • Darth Nihilus (Star Wars)
  • Henry Morgan (Forever)
  • Adam Monroe/Takezo Kensei (Heroes)
  • Claire Bennet (Heroes)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Ashildr/Me (Doctor Who)
  • Nathan Young (MisFits)
  • Gods and Titans (Charmed)
  • Cleaners (Charmed)
  • Angels of Destiny (Charmed)
  • The Tribunal (Charmed)
  • Old Ones (Charmed)
  • Erasmus Darkening (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • The Beast (Doctor Who)
  • Carmine The Bowler (Mystery Men)
  • Curtis Knox (Smallville)
  • Candyman (Candyman)
  • Sir George (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Professor Paradox (Ben 10 Alien Force/Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Mr. Freeze (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Grant Walker (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Shendu (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • All Demon Sorcerers (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Hunson Abadeer (Adventure Time)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Mumm-Ra (Thundercats)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Grandma (The Twilight Zone: I Sing the Body Electric)
  • Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Mary Shelley's Frankenhole)
  • Heinrich and Gustav Frankenstein (Mary Shelley's Frankenhole)
  • Elizabeth Frankenstein (Mary Shelley's Frankenhole)
  • Sanguinaire Polidori (Mary Shelley's Frankenhole)
  • Connor MacLeod (Highlander)
  • Duncan MacLeod (Highlander)
  • Caleb Mathias (Mutant X); via resurrection
  • The Q species (Star Trek); All Q are immortal from the beginning of the Universe to the end.
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • The Leprechaun (The Leprechaun series)
  • Pinhead (Hellraiser)
  • Darth Sion (Star Wars)
  • Mathias (Fading of the Cries)
  • Jacob (Fading of the Cries); The protection spell he received when he was fatally wounded seems to have made him immortal.
  • All Humans on Earth (Torchwood: Miracle Day)
  • That Guy With The Glasses (Channel Awesome)
  • Douchey McNitpick (Channel Awesome)
  • Santa Christ (Channel Awesome)
  • Malachite (Channel Awesome/Suburban Knight)
  • Scamper (Igor)
  • Nanny McPhee (Nanny McPhee)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time)
  • Zoso (Once Upon a Time)
  • Peter Pan (Once Upon a Time)
  • The Jabberwocky (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Joanna Beauchamp (Witches of East End)


  • Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
  • Gods, Titans and Giants (Percy Jackson)
  • Randall Flagg (Stephen King)
  • Crimson King (Stephen King)
  • IT/Pennywise (Stephen King)
  • 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
  • Golden Boy (Wild Cards)
  • Elves (Inheritance)
  • Brittany/Drake (Gone)
  • Tuck Family (Tuck Everlasting)
  • Haplo's dog (Death Gate Cycle)
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)

Video Games

  • Bryce (NeverDead)
  • 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
  • Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat); via Amulet of Shinnok
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • William Black (Fable)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • AZ (Pokémon)
  • Rosalina (Super Mario Galaxy)
  • Vincent Valentine (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Caius Ballad (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • Clockwork (Sly Cooper series)
  • Dr. Bright (SCP Foundation)
  • Akihiko Kayaba (Sword Art Online)
  • Wizeman the Wicked (NiGHTS into Dreams)
  • Dr. Henry West (Splatterhouse 2010)
  • Guardian of Metal (Brütal Legend)
  • Grima (Fire Emblem)
  • Pylich (TF2 Freak)
  • Kyrie Illunis (Sands of Destruction)
  • Snow White (Valkyrie Crusade)

Comic Books

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Juggernaut (Marvel Comics)
  • Maestro (Marvel Comics)
  • Dr. Manhattan (Watchmen)
  • Zahard (Tower of God)
  • 10 Great Warriors (Tower of God)
  • All Immortals (El Goonish Shive)
  • Anyone who reaches god tier (Homestuck); can still be killed permanently if their death is just or heroic.
  • Caliborn/Lord English (Homestuck); was granted unconditional immortality.
  • Zanta Claws (Eddsworld)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)


  • Deities (Mythologies/Religion)
  • God (Christianity/Judaism/Islam)
  • Cain/Master Mahan (Judaism/Christianity)
  • Nicholas Flamel (Alchemy/Folklore); via Elixir of Life
  • Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Angels (Christianity/Judaism/Islam)
  • The Eight Immortals (Chinese Mythology); via eating a Peach of Immortality.
  • Santa Claus (Folklore)

Known Objects

  • Dog Talisman (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Chaos Emerald of Immortality (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mark of Cain (Supernatural)
  • Elixir of Life (Mythology & Folklore)
  • Cup of Ankh (House of Anubis)
  • Holy Grail (The Last Crusade)




Video Games

Western Comics

Western TV/Films

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