"It's called unbreakable skin, you $&^#."
― Luke Cage (Marvel Comics)
"We've trained our bodies such that we can turn them into "iron carapaces" if we so choose..."
― Blueno describing Tekkai/Iron Body (One Piece)
"And she just doesn't get hurt! When she's wrecking the towns, sinking battleships or eats direct gun or cannon fire. Her tough as nails body simply doesn't suffer as much as a scratch! As you said, she really is an iron balloon!"
― Capone Luke "Gang" Bege on Charlotte Linlin/Big Mom (One Piece)
The power to
possess drastically greater durability than what is naturally possible. Sub-power of Supernatural Body. Advanced version of Enhanced Durability. Variation of Dermal Armor and Invulnerability.
Supernaturally Dense Tissue
The user's body-tissue, skin, muscles, bones, etc. are extremely dense/solid, allowing them to withstand harmful forces on the body such as crushing weights, impacts, pressures, changes in temperature, etc. In addition, users usually possess drastically enhanced levels of
strength and stamina, due to how durable their body has become, allowing them to resist tearing muscles and/or breaking their bones.
Peak Human Durability: User has conditioned durability at the peak of human limits.
Enhanced Durability: User's durability is beyond peak human limits, but not to high superhuman levels.
Supernatural Durability: User's durability is greatly superhuman, being able to withstand extreme temperatures and pressures, virtually all corrosives, punctures, and concussions without sustaining injury.
Absolute Durability: User absolutely cannot be injured.
Not complete invulnerability.
Certain abilities that are capable of bypassing tough skin like Absolute Strength, Telepathy, Durability Negation, etc, can be counteractive against this power.
May have a set duration.
User may sacrifice flexibility and speed for strength and durability.
User may be notably heavier than their overall size would suggest.
May complicate receiving medical treatment.
Fourmungousaur (Ben 10) possesses both Four Arms and Humungousar's durability
Superman (DC Comics) has great durability.
The Hulk (Marvel Comics) can withstand virtually anything.
Like his father, The Hulk, Skaar (Marvel Comics) has incredible durability.
The Gray Hulk (Marvel Comics)
Red She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
Cang Du (Bleach) lives up to his epithet, "I - The Iron", turning his skin into impenetrable iron.
Nnoitra Gilga (Bleach) using Hierro to pressurize his spiritual energy onto his skin, turning it iron hard.
Ichigo (Bleach) using Blut Vene to flow spiritual energy into their bloodstream, turning it inhumanly hard.
Gremmy Thoumeaux (Bleach) using "V - The Visionary" to imagine his body hardening to stronger-than-steel.
Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach) possesses tremendous durability, his immense spiritual pressure acting as an armor of sorts. Even Ichigo's hands got injured in a backlash without harming Zaraki.
Baraggan Lousenbairn's (Bleach) Resurrección grants him tremendously resilience, allowing him to survive Suì-Fēng's Jakuhō Raikōben's massive explosion at point blank range.
Ryūichi Sendō (Code:Breaker) transforming his skin into steel, increasing his defense and offense.
Skinn Bolic (D.Gray-Man) possesses an incredibly strong layer of skin composed of solidified lightning.
After assuming his Legendary Super Saiyan form, Broly (Dragon Ball Z) reinforces his body with tremendous ki to the point where he is completely unaffected by Super Saiyan Gohan's punch.
Torafusa (Fairy Tail) can alter the density of his skin that can not only stop Gajeel's magical iron but break it as well.
The Captain (Hellsing)'s tissues are hard enough that he can catch Walter's Wires in his hands, even though they can cut through whole skyscrapers.
Tōkajin (InuYasha) implanted Shikon shards into his body, turning it into an armor of stone.
Unruly A (Naruto) inherited his father's near indestructible body, though a lower level in comparison.
Kakuzu (Naruto) using Earth Spear to transform his skin into a harder-than-steel material that is near impossible to penetrate, aside from Lightning.
The Third Raikage (Naruto) possesses a near indestructible body even without his Lightning Release Armor.
Blueno (One Piece) has been trained in
Rokushiki - Tekkai since childhood, allowing him to make his entire body as dense as an iron carapace, causing Tilestone's hammer to shatter upon recoil impact.
Tony Tony Chopper's (One Piece) Monster Point possesses a tremendously hardened body to the point where superhuman attacks like
Rankyaku and Shigan simply bounce off of him.
Bobby Funk (One Piece) was born with a very powerful body, where even a
Busoshoku Haki imbued axe snapped when it struck him.
Jozu (One Piece) can assume a diamond form, hardening it further by using
Charlotte Linlin (One Piece) tremendously tough physique makes her completely immune to bullets and cannonballs…
…or being electrocuted by a tremendous lightning bolt...
...with no damage at all.
Luffy (One Piece) using Busoshoku Haki to harden his body to incredible levels.
Saitama's (One-Punch Man) superhuman durability allows him to withstand a punch from the Sea King to his head with only a flinch.
Escavalier (Pokémon) possesses a steel-hard carapace naturally, and uses
Iron Defense to further harden its armor-like defense.
Tetsuhito Kagiroi (Tenjho Tenge) possesses an iron-hard body due to his clan's women drinking iron sand every night.
Yaya (Unbreakable Machine Doll) can harden any aspect of her body, even if they are not attached to her at the time, rendering her invulnerable to physical attacks.
Gatasubal (Yu Yu Hakusho) is composed entirely of a hybrid metal of combined steel and living cells, making it very difficult to pierce through it.
Even for a Demon Lord, Behemoth's (TF2 Freak) durability allows him to withstand sizeable explosions, heavy arms-fire and powerful melee weapons.
Crazy Machine (TF2 Freak)
Destroyer's (TF2 Freak) durability allows him to survive a blow from a HECU Tank, resist sizeable explosions, most powers, etc.
Thanks to his
, Dr. Teeem (TF2 Freak) can withstand sizeable explosions, heavy gunfire, concussive damages, virtually all toxins, and corrosives without injury.
Thanks to his
, Giant Mecha-Pyrogun (TF2 Freak) can withstand powerful blows, sizeable explosions, most powerful abilities, etc. without getting severely damaged.
Golem (TF2 Freak) can withstand heavy firearms, blunt trauma, etc. without getting hurt.
Being a Necroborg, Robosol (TF2 Freak) has a supernatural level of durability, allowing him to withstand small to heavy arms fire, and resist Soldine's Thunder Punch with little injury.
Thanks to his
, the Mastermind Vagineer (TF2 Freak) can withstand moderate to high tier powers, sizable explosions, etc. without injury.
Nightmare Medic (TF2 Freak) can resist sizeable explosions, heavy arms fire, high-tier weapons and powers, etc.
Painis Cupcake (TF2 Freak) can withstand heavy firearms, sizeable explosions, tolerate extreme temperatures, almost all toxins, corrosives, and punctures without injury.
Painis Vagicake (TF2 Freak) shares Painis Cupcake's supernatural level of durability.
Penance’s (TF2 Freak) withstood a Pyrodemon’s giant Sharpened Volcano Fragment being thrown at his back, and durable enough to resist powerful attacks and powers.
Samurai Demo (TF2 Freak) is incredibly resistant, allowing him to withstand sizeable explosions, certain powerful attacks and powers, etc. without injury.
Seeman’s (TF2 Freak) toughness means it takes a lot to injure him.
Sentinel’s (TF2 Freak) immense durability allows him to resist heavy arms fire, sizeable explosions, etc.
Thanks to his heavy armor, durable limb prostheses and a reinforced skeleton, Soldine (TF2 Freak) can withstand an impressive amount of punishment.