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"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.

Also Called

  • Immense Durability 
  • Super Durability 
  • Superhuman Durability 
  • Supernaturally Dense Tissue

Capabilities

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.

Applications

Levels

  • 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.

Associations

Limitations

  • 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.

Known Users

Cartoons

  • Appoplexians (Ben 10 series)
    • Rath
  • Cannonbolt (Ben 10 series)
  • Diamondhead (Ben 10 series)
  • Fourmungousaur (Ben 10 series)
  • Frankenstrike (Ben 10 series)
  • Vaxasaurians (Ben 10 series)
    • Humungousaur
    • Ultimate Kevin
  • Vilgax (Ben 10 series)
  • Great One (Ben 10 series)
  • Po Kong (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Cole (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Stitch (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Juniper "June" Kim Lee (The Life & Times of Juniper Lee)
  • Powerpuff Girls (Powerpuff Girls)
  • Chase Young (Xiaolin Showdown)

Comics

  • Atlanteans (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Icon (DC Comics)
  • Kryptonians (DC Comics); via yellow sun radiation
  • Martians (DC Comics)
  • Reign (Worldkillers) (DC Comics)
  • Thanagarians (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Vltrumites (Image Comics)
  • Adam Warlock (Marvel Comics)
  • America Chavez (Marvel Comics)
  • Atlanteans (Marvel Comics)
  • Colossus (Marvel Comics); via Organic Steel Form
  • Drax The Destroyer (Marvel Comics)
  • Emma Frost (Marvel Comics); via Diamond Form
  • Luke Cage (Marvel Comics)
  • Armor (Marvel Comics)
  • Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Hulkling (Marvel Comics)
  • Juggernaut (Marvel Comics)
  • Karkas (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki Laufeyson (Marvel Comics)
  • Mar-Vell/Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics)
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics)
  • Odin Borson (Marvel Comics)
  • Olympians (Marvel Comics)
  • Red Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Stepford Cuckoos (Marvel Comics); via Diamond Form
  • The Thing (Marvel Comics)
  • Thor Odinson (Marvel Comics)
  • Tony Stark (Marvel Comics); via Iron Man armor
  • Vox (Marvel Comics); Super-Inhuman
  • Torque (Valiant Entertainment)

Movies

  • Jeremiah Stone (Bomb Squad)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)

Literature

  • Titan/Arion Zimmerman (The Guardians Saga)
  • Patrick Donovan (The Young Guardian)
  • Derek Marvin (The Young Guardians)

Live Television

  • Captain Man (Henry Danger)
  • Ciro Funes (Los Unicos)
  • Ruben Hagi (Los Unicos)
  • Borg Drones (Star Trek)
  • Soong-type Androids (Star Trek)
    • Data
  • Species 8472 (Star Trek)

Anime/Manga

  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Arrancar (Bleach); via Hierro
  • Quincies (Bleach); via Blut Vene
  • Ryūichi Sendō (Code:Breaker)
  • Skinn Bolic (D.Gray-Man)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball)
  • Acnologia (Fairy Tail)
  • Dragons (Fairy Tail)
  • Torafusa (Fairy Tail)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Dark Golems (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • The Captain (Hellsing)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Sairaorg Bael (Highschool DxD)
  • Tōkajin (InuYasha)
  • Kongoh family (Kongoh Bancho)
  • Roland (Lord Marksman and Vanadis)
  • A (Third Raikage) (Naruto)
  • A (Fourth Raikage) (Naruto)
  • Kakuzu (Naruto)
  • Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Users of Rokushiki (One Piece); via Tekkai
    • CP9 members
    • High Ranked Navy Officers
  • Users of Busoshoku Haki (One Piece)
  • Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece); via Monster Point
  • Bobby Funk (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Linlin/Big Mom (One Piece)
  • Earth Dragon (Rewrite)
  • Lunar's Papa (Seto no Hanayome)
  • Astarte (Strike the Blood)
  • Tetsuhito Kagiroi (Tenjho Tenge)
  • Yaya (Unbreakable Machine Doll)
  • Gatasubal (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Younger Togueo (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Tabletop Games

  • Tarrasque (AD&D)
  • Catachans (Warhammer 40k)

Video Games

  • The Mace (Cry of Fear)
  • The Sawer (Cry of Fear)
  • SOLDIERs (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Tentacles (Half-Life series)
  • Ugh-Zan III (Serious Sam: The First Encounter)
  • Mordekai (Serious Sam: The Second Encounter)
  • Cecil (Serious Sam II)
  • Kwongo (Serious Sam II)
  • Prince Chan (Serious Sam II)
  • Khnum (Serious Sam 3: BFE)
  • Ugh-Zan IV (Serious Sam 3: BFE)
  • Closers (Silent Hill 3)
  • Bash (Skylanders)
  • Giants (Skylanders)
  • Malefor (Skylanders)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Skaarj Queen (Unreal)
  • Warlord (Unreal)
  • Titans (Unreal series)
  • Giant Skaarj (Unreal: Return to Na Pali)

Web Animation

Other

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Comics/Cartoon

Anime/Manga

Web Animation