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"Frodo: But he was destroyed. Sauron was destroyed."
"Gandalf: No, Frodo. The spirit of Sauron endured. His life force is bound to the Ring, and the Ring survived. Sauron has returned."
― The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The power to be immortal so long as a certain object, person, etc exists. Variation of Immortality.

Also Called

  • Immortal Link

Capabilities

The user is immortal, their existence tied to an object, soul fragments, or even a person or concepts. So long as these things exist, the user can never die.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Destruction/death of the source will either:
  • The link may only protect the user's spiritual existence, and thus may end up as a disembodied spirit upon their body's death/destruction.
  • Connection Removal can sever the link between the source and the user.

Known Users

See Also: Soul Jar.

Cartoons

  • Mr. Meeseeks (Rick and Morty)

Films

  • Charlie B. Barkin (All Dogs Go To Heaven); via his watch
  • Einon (Dragonheart); via sharing half of a dragon's heart
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children); via Geostigma/Jenova Cells
  • Max Winters/Yaotl (TMNT)
  • Kaulder (The Last Witch Hunter); tied to the Witch Queen's beating heart

Literature

  • Tom Riddle/Voldemort (Harry Potter); via Horcruxes
  • Melkor/Morgoth (The Silmarillion); via Arda itself

Live Action TV

  • The Man in Black (Lost); via Heart of the Island
  • Natural mermaids (Mako Mermaids); via their magic to the Moon Pool
  • Flint (Star Trek)
  • Alaric Saltzman (The Vampire Diaries); via Elena Gilbert's life
  • Freya Mikaelson (The Originals); via Niklaus Mikaelson's life

Manga/Anime

  • The Demon King (Doraemon: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld); via the red moon surrounding Magic Planet
  • Kouka (Gintama)
  • Utsuro (Gintama)
  • Nations (Hetalia); expect China
  • Holo (Spice and Wolf)
  • Phantom (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Quon (Towa no Quon); remains absolutely immortal as long as his younger brother Towa remains sealed.
  • King Gilgamesh (Tower of Druaga: Aegis of Uruk); remains immortal as long as Druaga exists
  • 43rd Floor inhabitants (Tower of God); remain immortal as long as they remain on the 43rd Floor
  • Hanatamago (Hetalia); is immortal as long as she remains owned by Sweden and Finland

Comics

  • Ulysses Bloodstone (Marvel Comics); via the Bloodgem
  • Users of the Infinity Gauntlet (Marvel Comics)
  • Users of the Cosmic Cube (Marvel Comics)
  • Ra's Al Ghul (DC Comics); via the Lazarus Pit

Folklore/Mythology

  • Koschei the Deathless (Slavic Mythology) via a Needle hidden in an Egg, inside a Duck, inside a Hare, inside an Iron Chest, buried under a Tree on the island of Buyan.

RPGs

  • Liches (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons); via their phylacteries.

Video Games

  • Omega (Dirge of Cereberus)
  • Scathach (Fate/Grand Order)
  • The Deathless Ones (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
  • Jacob the Deathless Prophet (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
  • Amon (Starcraft); via his Void Crystals
  • Psi Reavers (System Shock 2)
  • Asphodelus (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Doppelgangis (Realms of the Haunting)
  • Greater Psi Reavers (System Shock 2)
  • Reaver (Fable Series)
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji (Touhou Project)

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