"Pain's an old friend."
― Stephen Strange (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
"You can't hurt them. It takes death to stop their pain."
― Mask Market
"There is no pain where strength lies."
― Darth Maul (Star Wars)
"Boxer I knew used to say, long as you're standin', You ain't hurtin'! I Can Stand."
― Luke Cage (Marvel Comics)

The power to neutralize one's sensitivity to physical pain. Sub-power of Pain Manipulation. Not to be confused with Discomfort Immunity.

Also Called


Users can block pain at will, are incapable of feeling pain or are highly resistant to physical pain of any kind, allowing them to think clearly and continue to move despite grievous injury. Users can think clearly, continue to move, ignore torture and generally function in situations where pain would disable a normal person.


  • User is able to suppress pain at will.
  • User is incapable of feeling pain.
  • User has resistance to pain and can ignore it, exhibiting little or no discomfort.
  • User is capable of redirecting pain.
  • User may develop high to extreme tolerance for pain.




  • May not be able to turn their ability "off".
  • May not be immune to Pain Inducement.
  • Not feeling pain may leave the user ignorant to crippling injuries, which may disable them without them even knowing why.
  • User may only be able to tolerate and ignore the pain, and not actually cancel it out.
  • User's body may increase and destabilize their emotional output.
  • May not be immune to some types of pain or amounts of it.
  • Unable to feel pain may also sport as a weakness as it will make user overconfident.

Known Users

See Also: Feel No Pain.


  • Zannah of Khera (28Wildstorm)
  • Ayam Aghoul (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • The Joker (DC Comics)
  • NKVDemon (DC Comics)
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Cassandra Cain (DC Comics)
  • Snowflame (DC Comics)
  • Ten (Justice League)
  • Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics)
  • The Punisher (Marvel Comics)
  • Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Francis Freeman/Ajax (Marvel Comics)
  • Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Sabertooth (Marvel Comics)
  • Juggernaut (Marvel Comics)
  • Erik the Red (Marvel Comics)
  • Morph (Marvel Comics)
  • Blob (Marvel Comics)
  • Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
  • Scavenger (Marvel Comics)
  • Adam Destine (Marvel Comics)
  • Fantomex (Marvel Comics)
  • Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics/Marvel 2099)
  • The Scotsman (Samurai Jack)
  • Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Jody (Preacher)


  • Kouji Tanaka (Ajin)
  • Guts (Berserk); via Berserker Armor
  • Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)
  • Saya Otonashi (Blood+)
  • Nomura Fudo (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism)
  • Kanon Ozu (Coppelion)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden)
  • Zamasu (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Gilles de Rais (Drifters)
  • Shimazu Toyohisa (Drifters)
  • Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara!!)
  • Imitatia (Fairy Tail)
  • Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Twilights (GANGSTA.); when overdosed on Celebrer upper
  • Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)
  • Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
  • Kamui (Gintama)
  • Meruem (Hunter X Hunter)
  • InuYasha (InuYasha)
  • Hong Xiao-Hu (Kengan Ashura)
  • Mr. A (Kiseijū Sei no Kakuritsu)
  • Parasites (Kiseijū Sei no Kakuritsu)
  • Agata Katsuhira (Kiznaiver); via connection to Sonozaki Noriko
  • Phantom (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Chimera (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Candice (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Alviss (Marchen Awakens Romance); under the influence of the Zombie Tattoo
  • Yuki Nagato (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • Heero Yuy (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)
  • Ban (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Gowther (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Meliodas (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Obito Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Sasori (Naruto)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Arlong (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Sanji (One Piece)
  • Zombies (One Piece)
  • Edward Newgate/Whitebeard (One Piece)
  • Bartholomew Kuma (One Piece)
  • Hody Jones (One Piece)
  • Dice (One Piece)
  • Hajrudin (One Piece)
  • Saitama (One Punch Man)
  • Sweet Mask (One Punch Man)
  • Sayaka Miki (Puella Magi)
  • Kahlua Shuzen (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Yukishiro Enishi (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Moon); via Taioron Crystal
  • Chihiro Furuya (Sankarea)
  • Krul Tepes (Seraph of the End); after being exposed to sunlight for ten days
  • Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul); after being tortured by Jason
  • Sunny (Toriko)
  • Checkmate (Ultimate Muscle)

Video Games

  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
  • Asura (Asura's Wrath)
  • Visorak Vohtarak (Bionicle)
  • Cloud Strife (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Lady (Devil May Cry)
  • Ares (God of War)
  • Zeus (God of War)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Deimos (God of War)
  • Spartan IIIs (Halo)
  • Daniella (Haunting Ground)
  • Conduits (Infamous)
  • Grimmgarl (Kaiju Combat)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
  • Vorcha (Mass Effect)
  • Big Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Raiden (Metal Gear Rising)
  • Samuel (Metal Gear Rising)
  • Meat (Mortal Kombat)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes)
  • The Prince (Prince of Persia)
  • Users with the Dull Pain skill (Punch Quest)
  • Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil)
  • Las Plagas hosts (Resident Evil)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Players (Sword Art Online)
  • Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
  • Fujino Asagami (TYPE-MOON)
  • Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
  • Space Marine's (Warhammer 40,000)
  • Wario (Wario Land/Super Mario)

Live Television/Movies

  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street); via dream world
  • Ninja Assassin (Angel)
  • Leon Kawalski (Blade Runner)
  • Pris (Blade Runner)
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Riley Finn (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Forrest Gates (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Richard B. Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Hayden Tenno (Dark Sector)
  • Peyton Westlake (Darkman)
  • Scarecrows (Doctor Who)
  • Reavers (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Max Hansen (Haven)
  • Nathan Wournos (Haven)
  • Pinhead (Hellraiser)
  • Claire Bennet (Heroes)
  • Adam Monroe/Takezo Kensei (Heroes)
  • John Wick (John Wick)
  • Kick-Ass (Kick-Ass series)
  • NZT User (Limitless)
  • Agents (The Matrix)
  • Skull Face (Metal Gear)
  • The Black Knight (Monty Python and the holy grail)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Painkiller Jane (Painkiller Jane)
  • Alice (Resident Evil)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Mr.Sunshine (Saints Row 2)
  • Vulcans (Star Trek)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Renard The Anarchist (The World Is Not Enough)


  • Roland (Lord Marksman and Vanadis)
  • Fletcher (Red Queen)
  • Daedalus (Percy Jackson and the Olympians series)
  • Laughing Dead (Inheritance Cycle)





Live Television/Movies

Video Games


Web Animation