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The power to be immortal in that the user does not stay dead. Variation of Immortality.

Capabilities

The user is immortal in the sense that when they do die, they won't stay dead. This can be the result of instant resurrection, being reborn, etc. They can die from any causes, from physical trauma, disease or simple aging, but the user will always come back.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • The user may still age.
  • May be negated or even removed entirely.
  • May have limited range to how many times they can be resurrected, i.e. Multiple Lives.

Known Users

See Also: Resurrective Immortality and Staying Alive.

Comics

  • Hank Henshaw/Cyborg Superman (DC Comics)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel Comics); via the Phoenix Force
  • Mr Immortal (Marvel Comics)

Films

  • Victory Crowley (Hatchet)

Folklore/Mythology

  • Jesus Christ (Christianity)

Literature

  • Marrow (Arkwell Academy); through his bond with the phoenix
  • Monsters (Camp Half-Blood chronicles)

Live Action TV

  • Humanoid Cylons (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Jack Harkness (Doctor Who)
  • Nathan Young (Misfits)
  • Prometheus (Supernatural)
  • Wendy Beauchamp (Witches of East End); via Multiple Lives
  • Paul Metcalfe/Captain Scarlet (Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons/Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet)

Manga/Anime

  • Kurenai Rin (Big Order); via her Oder called Rebirth Fire, the Flame of Resurrection
  • Szayelaporro Granz (Bleach)
  • Reinforce/Book of Darkness (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
  • Phantom (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • The Lifemaker (Negima/UQ Holder)
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya)
  • Bernkastel (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
  • Featherine Augustus Aurora (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)

Video Games

  • Susan Ashworth (The Cat Lady)
  • Count Dracula (Castlevania series)
  • Erim/Lufia (Lufia)
  • Ridley (Metroid)
  • Nameless One (Planescape: Torment)
  • TATARI's malignant copies (TYPE-MOON)
  • Snow White (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • The Tenno (Warframe)

Webcomics

  • Oasis (Sluggy Freelance)
  • God Tiers (Homestuck). Ability is conditional, and can only truly die a Just or Heroic death.

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