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The ability to be naturally immune or invulnerable against a specific power or object. Not to be confused with Invulnerability, which has a much wider range than this ability.

Also Called

  • Selective Immunity


The user is immune to a specific power, element, attack, object, etc. but are still vulnerable to other methods.




  • Can be harmed by a different method.
  • May have prerequisites (e.g. being previously hurt/killed by that method).
  • Invulnerability Negation

Known Users

  • Plastic Man (DC); Immune to Telepathy
  • Doomsday (DC); Immune to whatever previously killed him once revived
  • Bizarro (DC); Immune to Green Kryptonite (and even gains strength when exposed to it)
  • Oramus (Exalted); immune to Boundary Manipulation
  • Kanna (InuYasha); immune to demonic aura-related attacks and effects
  • Superman X (Legion of Super-Heroes); immune to Kryptonite
  • Adrienne, Cordelia, Emma Frost (Marvel): Immune to each other's powers (Marvel)
  • Cyclops (Marvel); Immune to his brother Havok's psychic abilities
  • Havok (Marvel); Immune to his brother Cyclops' concussive beams
  • Several characters (Heroes); immune to their own powers
  • Sound absorbing agent (Heroes); immune to sound and sonic-based attacks
  • Alejandro Herrera (Heroes); Immune to his sister's power
  • Gabriel Statler (Charmed); immune to the weapons of man
  • Vinceres (Charmed); immune to witchcraft
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece); Immune to blunt damage of brute strength (i.e. slicing, burning or such attacks is effective) and electrical attacks (minus heat) as he is made of rubber, and poison.
  • Harvar (Soul Eater) immune to Arachne's Madness wavelength
  • Coop (Yin Yang Yo!) immune to Eradicus' "The Dark Tomorrow"
  • The King's Spoon (Super/Roulette): Perspiscuity (psychic invulnerability)
  • Durza (Super/Roulette): Perspiscuity (psychic invulnerability)
  • Sendou Ryuuichi (Code: Breaker): immune to external attacks by turning his skin's texture, but is not immune to attacks from inside his body.
  • Kamijou Touma (To Aru Majutsu No Index/To Aru Kagaku No Railgun)
  • Krynoids (Doctor Who); Immune to gunfire and lasers
  • Aku (Samurai Jack) cannot be killed by regular weapons, but mystic weapons and artifacts can harm him.
  • Juggernaut (Marvel Comics); immune to all physical attacks
  • Goku (Dragon Ball); immune to the Devilmite Beam and attacks used on him once
  • Various Pokémon types (Pokémon)
    • Normal type Pokémon (Pokémon); immune to Ghost type Pokémon
    • Ghost type Pokémon (Pokémon); immune to Normal and Fighting type Pokémon
    • Flying type Pokémon (Pokémon); immune to Ground type Pokémon
    • Ground type Pokémon (Pokémon); immune to Electric type Pokémon
    • Steel type Pokémon (Pokémon); immune to Poison type Pokémon
    • Dark type Pokémon (Pokémon); immune to Psychic type Pokémon
    • Fairy type Pokémon (Pokémon); immune to Dragon type Pokémon
  • Heracles (TYPE-MOON); immune to all attacks below A-rank
  • Siegfried (TYPE-MOON); immune to all attacks below A-rank, except his back
  • Achilles (TYPE-MOON); can only be harmed by gods and demigods, except his heel
  • Steven Universe (Steven Universe); immune to modern Gem technology
  • Wart (Super Mario Bros 2)
  • Pyromanic (Valkyrie Crusade); immune to blue flames
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural); immune to demonic powers thanks to the Mark of Cain
  • Sam Winchester (Supernatural); immune to demonic powers
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail); immune to all fire attacks due to being a Dragon Slayer
  • Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); immune to Billy Blim's powers


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