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Immortality is the ability to live forever. This may be complete immortality, in which the character cannot be killed in any way, appears to die, but is resurrected somehow later, and they are forever young, or can even only be killed in specific ways (i.e. decapitation).


Some may only possess the power of:

  • True Immortals: Characters who are true immortals, they will live forever unless killed.
  • Virtual Immortals: Includes characters who are virtually immortal, they live for millennia but will eventually die.
  • Advanced Longevity: Includes characters who are not true immortals, but do in fact have unnaturally long lifespans. This includes beings that live longer the humans.
    • Regeneration: This includes beings with high-level regeneration of the body that heals any injuries, even fatal ones, preventing one from dying.
  • Undead: Beings who are medically deceased but behave as if they were alive. A common example of an undead being is a corpse reanimated by supernatural forces, by the application of either the deceased's own life force or that of another being.
  • Soul: A soul does not inherit physical characteristics of a living body, such as concepts of destruction, therefore it does not decay nor can it be destroyed; in short, the user cannot die because it is already dead. Most common form of immortality.
    • Resurrection: The process where death is temporary. Injuries may be inflicted, but complete annihilation is impossible.
  • Invulnerability: When a individual cannot be harmed in any way or form. therefore, death by physical damage is omitted.
  • Possession and Assumption: The transfer of the consciousness, either permanently or temporarily, into a new body, either cloned, robotic, or someone else's.
  • Self-Sustenance: Able to survive without the need for bodily resources, such as food, water, or air.
  • Spatial-Temporal Lock: Existing outside the normal space-time continuum, and thus remaining immune to what happens in it.


Immortal Characters

For a full list of immortal characters, see here

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