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6th Apr '18 4:48:35 PM DarkHunter
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*** Does that count though? I mean, theoredically if something were to blow up the entire planet he'd still be killed, so it's still possible, albeit really really difficult.
3rd Apr '18 2:46:22 AM Compucles
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* This is one of the results of Ankhseram's curse in ''Manga/FairyTail''. Those cursed can no longer age and it's said not even stop eating or decapitation can kill them. To make it worse, the curse comes with an InstantDeathRadius that kills anything the cursed one comes to care about. Two cursed ones, [[BigBad Black Wizard Zeref]] and [[spoiler:[[BigGood Fairy Tail's founder Mavis Vermillion]]]] discovered there is a CurseEscapeClause in the cruelest way possible. [[spoiler:The deity that cursed them both did it to deny them happiness. When they believed they found a way to subvert this by finding EternalLove with each other, Zeref's Curse was strengthened by their love to the point that it was able to kill Mavis despite her own Curse.]]

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* This is one of the results of Ankhseram's curse in ''Manga/FairyTail''. Those cursed can no longer age and it's said not even stop eating or decapitation can kill them. To make it worse, the curse comes with an InstantDeathRadius that kills anything the cursed one comes to care about. Two cursed ones, [[BigBad Black Wizard Zeref]] and [[spoiler:[[BigGood Fairy Tail's founder Mavis Vermillion]]]] discovered there is a CurseEscapeClause in the cruelest way possible. [[spoiler:The deity that cursed them both did it to deny them happiness. When they believed they found a way to subvert this by finding EternalLove with each other, Zeref's Curse curse was strengthened by their love to the point that it was able to kill Mavis despite her own Curse.curse. However, Mavis was only [[NotQuiteDead mostly dead]]. Once she fully revived nearly a hundred years later, she realized that Zeref's curse only overpowered hers because she didn't quite believe the curse was true at the time. In her final confrontation with Zeref, Mavis is successful in using the curse's effects to her advantage to [[TakingYouWithMe permanently kill them both]], although they do eventually get a [[ReincarnationRomance second chance together]] in the epilogue.]]
16th Mar '18 10:49:44 AM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': The Overlord of Evil and Melinda had to be [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]] for this very reason.
** If you ''do'' manage to somehow kill the Overlord of Evil, such as trying to RetGone him, he'll just appear back in puffs of SuperSmoke.
** Immortality is why Melinda had no need to master the cycle of life and death, unlike her former apprentice Melissa and her ResurrectiveImmortality.
9th Mar '18 2:21:59 PM NubianSatyress
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* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse Amatsu-Mikaboshi was revealed to be this, being as it is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the nothingness before Creation. It is not only older than the universe, it is older than the universe before that and the one before that, stretching back to the Beginning.
* In a more limited sense, the members of the Cosmic Compass who represent the {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of key universal concepts, such as Eternity, Infinity, Oblivion and Death, could arguably qualify, since they always exist so long as the universe does and when a new one comes along will exist in that one also, so though they do ultimately die when it ends they may also be reborn. Each of them are aspects of identical entities who operate on an even grander multiversal scale.
* The Phoenix is a CosmicEntity of colossal power, which makes it/her almost impossible to kill to begin with. And as and when an attempt does succeed, the Phoenix can be relied upon to always, ''always'' come back. It's in the name.
* In ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'', this is the only superpower Mr. Immortal has. One story reveals he's destined to live until the end of the universe.
* In Creator/PhilFoglio's adaptation of ''ComicBook/MythAdventures'' the evil socerer Isstvan has been cursed with immortality. You can blow him up and all the bits will just squelch together again (fortunately along with his clothes).

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* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse:
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Amatsu-Mikaboshi was revealed to be this, being as it is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the nothingness before Creation. It is not only older than the universe, it is older than the universe before that and the one before that, stretching back to the Beginning.
* ** In a more limited sense, the members of the Cosmic Compass who represent the {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of key universal concepts, such as Eternity, Infinity, Oblivion and Death, could arguably qualify, since they always exist so long as the universe does and when a new one comes along will exist in that one also, so though they do ultimately die when it ends they may also be reborn. Each of them are aspects of identical entities who operate on an even grander multiversal scale.
* ** The Phoenix is a CosmicEntity of colossal power, which makes it/her almost impossible to kill to begin with. And as and when an attempt does succeed, the Phoenix can be relied upon to always, ''always'' come back. It's in the name.
* ** In ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'', this is the only superpower Mr. Immortal has. One story reveals he's destined to live until the end of the universe.
** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} and ComicBook/{{Thanos}}. In addition to being insanely tough to kill in the first place whether it's due to a HealingFactor or being a NighInvulnerable PhysicalGod, both have at one point in their lives been inflicted with curses that rendered them untouchable to the Abstract Entity of Death. They could not die because Death itself could not claim them. Immortality doesn't get much more complete than the metaphysical concept of Death itself having no power over you. In their case it's a curse because they are both in love with Death.
** Comicbook/DoctorStrange foe [[EldritchAbomination Shuma-Gorath and his fellow Many-Angled Ones]] can't die. Even if their physical forms are destroyed (a feat that usually requires the aid of another CosmicEntity or using the Many-Angled Ones' own power against them), they will simply regenerate them over time. If someone used their power against them to do it, they will simply reincarnate themselves [[DemonicPossession inside the people who "defeated" them this way]]. They are EnemiesWithDeath, and Death is usually outmatched.
** A minor Comicbook/{{Avengers}} character named "Butterball" (Emery Schaub) gained the power of "immutability" through unknown means. Emery's body cannot be altered or disrupted in any capacity, meaning that not only can he not be killed, he also [[FeelNoPain cannot feel any pain]]. However, this power also refers to "positive" changes as well; he cannot exercise or otherwise enhance his body, making him effectively "stuck" at the state he was when his powers activated. Also, his powers are ''only'' physical: {{Psychic Powers}} (and presumably non-physical magic) affect him the same as any other human being.
* In Creator/PhilFoglio's adaptation of ''ComicBook/MythAdventures'' the evil socerer sorcerer Isstvan has been cursed with immortality. You can blow him up and all the bits will just squelch together again (fortunately along with his clothes).



* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} and ComicBook/{{Thanos}}. In addition to being insanely tough to kill in the first place whether it's due to a HealingFactor or being a NighInvulnerable PhysicalGod, both have at one point in their lives been inflicted with curses that rendered them untouchable to the Abstract Entity of Death. They could not die because Death itself could not claim them. Immortality doesn't get much more complete than the metaphysical concept of Death itself having no power over you. In their case it's a curse because they are both in love with Death.
* Comicbook/DoctorStrange foe [[EldritchAbomination Shuma-Gorath and his fellow Many-Angled Ones]] can't die. Even if their physical forms are destroyed (a feat that usually requires the aid of another CosmicEntity or using the Many-Angled Ones' own power against them), they will simply regenerate them over time. If someone used their power against them to do it, they will simply reincarnate themselves [[DemonicPossession inside the people who "defeated" them this way]]. They are EnemiesWithDeath, and Death is usually outmatched.
15th Feb '18 12:19:31 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', [[spoiler: Harry]] becomes this thanks to his connection to the Phoenix. However, it comes with certain caveats - first of all, the Phoenix only resurrects him if he actually dies. Anything up to that point, nothing doing [[spoiler: (until he learns how to tap into the Phoenix fragment). Second, he's only got a fragment of the Phoenix inside him, albeit one that can and does grow if given the opportunity, meaning that it could theoretically be overwhelmed by a greater power. Third, it carries the risk of him either becoming [[HumanoidAbomination the Dark Phoenix]] or accidentally unleashing the ''original'' Dark Phoenix a.k.a. [[spoiler: Surtur]]. In any case, he's not particularly happy about it, and as Uhtred observes in the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', it's made him even more prone to considering himself expendable.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', [[spoiler: Harry]] Harry becomes this thanks to his connection to the Phoenix. However, it comes with certain caveats - first of all, the Phoenix only resurrects him if he actually dies. Anything up to that point, nothing doing [[spoiler: (until he learns how to tap into the Phoenix fragment).fragment)]]. Second, he's only got a fragment of the Phoenix inside him, albeit one that can and does grow if given the opportunity, meaning that it could theoretically be overwhelmed by a greater power. Third, it carries the risk of him either becoming [[HumanoidAbomination the Dark Phoenix]] or accidentally unleashing the ''original'' Dark Phoenix a.k.a. [[spoiler: Surtur]]. In any case, he's not particularly happy about it, and as Uhtred observes in the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', it's made him even more prone to considering himself expendable.
31st Jan '18 7:52:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** The S10 finale reveals that [[spoiler:The Mark of Cain]] makes its bearer so strong that even ''Death himself'' doesn't know of any way to kill someone who has it. The Darkness, [[spoiler:the entity that the Mark contains, is initially implied to be an example, given that the combined might of God and the Archangels could not kill it. {{Subverted}} in the S11 finale, where The Darkness reveals that killing God would wipe out all of reality, herself included.]]

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** The S10 finale reveals that [[spoiler:The Mark of Cain]] makes its bearer so strong that even ''Death himself'' doesn't know of any way to kill someone who has it. The Darkness, [[spoiler:the entity that the Mark contains, is initially implied to be an example, given that the combined might of God and the Archangels could not kill it. {{Subverted}} in the S11 finale, where The Darkness reveals that killing God would wipe out all of reality, herself included.included (and vice versa).]]
21st Jan '18 12:38:50 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'': Not only God, but all souls are subjected to this kind of immortality, no matter if they are in Hell, Purgatory or Paradise. Their mileage varies about this status.

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* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'': Not only God, but all souls are subjected to this kind of absolute immortality, no matter if they are in Hell, Purgatory or Paradise. Their mileage varies about this status.
7th Jan '18 12:46:42 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* The Phoenix is a CosmicEntity of colossal power, which makes it/her almost impossible to kill to begin with. And as and when an attempt does succeed, the Phoenix can be relied upon to always, ''always'' come back. It's in the name.


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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', [[spoiler: Harry]] becomes this thanks to his connection to the Phoenix. However, it comes with certain caveats - first of all, the Phoenix only resurrects him if he actually dies. Anything up to that point, nothing doing [[spoiler: (until he learns how to tap into the Phoenix fragment). Second, he's only got a fragment of the Phoenix inside him, albeit one that can and does grow if given the opportunity, meaning that it could theoretically be overwhelmed by a greater power. Third, it carries the risk of him either becoming [[HumanoidAbomination the Dark Phoenix]] or accidentally unleashing the ''original'' Dark Phoenix a.k.a. [[spoiler: Surtur]]. In any case, he's not particularly happy about it, and as Uhtred observes in the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', it's made him even more prone to considering himself expendable.
** The Endless, as per canon, with the Phoenix being one of them, as Destruction.
26th Dec '17 2:38:59 PM VVK
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Another character called Arlene Grace (to say anything about who she is would make her a WalkingSpoiler) got the same kind of deal -- and regretted it later when she was driven mad with grief and tried again and again to commit suicide.

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Another character called Arlene Grace (to Grace[[note]]to say anything about who she is would make her a WalkingSpoiler) WalkingSpoiler[[/note]] got the same kind of deal -- and regretted it later when she was driven mad with grief and tried again and again to commit suicide.
26th Dec '17 2:38:04 PM VVK
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* The background information to ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' mentions how Zahard and his 10 Warriors got immortality granted by the [[CosmicEntity Guardian of the 100th floor of the Tower]]. The FUG, who want to destroy Zahard and the others, are very keen to find those very specific things that can kill them -- no-one in the Tower can, so it has to be someone from outside it...

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* The background information to ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' mentions how Zahard and his 10 Warriors got immortality granted by the [[CosmicEntity Guardian of the 100th floor of the Tower]]. The FUG, who want to destroy Zahard and the others, are very keen to find those very specific things that can kill them -- no-one in the Tower can, so it has to be someone from outside it...\\
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Another character called Arlene Grace (to say anything about who she is would make her a WalkingSpoiler) got the same kind of deal -- and regretted it later when she was driven mad with grief and tried again and again to commit suicide.
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