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23rd Feb '17 11:52:02 PM Grudgeal
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* The Nameless One from ''Videogame/PlanescapeTorment'' [[spoiler:had his mortality stripped from him]] and is therefore a true immortal in the exact literal sense. There are ways that will kill his body (thus, for all practical purposes of gameplay, kill him) due to ruining his HealingFactor (AndIMustScream scenarios, being killed by a God or god-like being like The Lady, cremation, dissolved in acid), but on a spiritual level he will never die: His spirit can never move on, he can never reach the afterlife, and [[spoiler:because the Grim Reaper essentially sees him as a blank in the books, someone else dies in his place every time he would die instead.]]
** It is stated that in addition to the Lady of Pain, [[spoiler:Lothar]] is one of the entities that can completely and irreversibly destroy The Nameless One.

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* The Nameless One from ''Videogame/PlanescapeTorment'' [[spoiler:had his mortality stripped from him]] and is therefore a true immortal in the exact literal sense. There are ways that will kill his body (thus, for all practical purposes of gameplay, kill him) due to ruining his HealingFactor (AndIMustScream scenarios, being killed by a God or god, god-like being like The Lady, Lady or a sufficiently powerful magic user like Lothar, cremation, dissolved in acid), but on a spiritual level he will never die: His spirit can never move on, he can never reach the afterlife, and [[spoiler:because the Grim Reaper essentially sees him as a blank in the books, someone else dies in his place every time he would die instead.]]
** It is stated that in addition to the Lady of Pain, [[spoiler:Lothar]] is one of the entities that can completely and irreversibly destroy The Nameless One.
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8th Feb '17 10:02:29 PM M84
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* The Hydra, also from Greek Mythology, had a single immortal head in addition to the heads that would be replaced by two new ones if they were severed. After chopping off the other heads and cauterizing the stumps with a torch to prevent new ones from growing, Heracles trapped the Hydra's immortal head under a rock.
17th Jan '17 7:58:44 PM lvthn13
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** Lowercase-G gods tend not to be, though with the afterlife as part of their domain, death can be significantly less inconvenient for them than it is for a human.
*** A notable exception being the gods of Myth/GreekMythology. They, and their ancestors the Titans, had complete immortality, which is why the Olympians did not die when their father Cronus ate them as infants (and they emerged alive and full-grown when he was forced to vomit them up). Likewise, this is why the Olympians imprisoned most of the Titans in Tartarus. As true immortals they could not even kill each other.
*** The Greek Gods rather downplay this trope. Ouranos, the first Sky god who fathered the Titan was said to be cut into a thousand pieces by his son Cronus and is still alive. Likewise Hephaestus, who was thrown from Mt. Olympus has a permanent limp. Even Zeus himself has his muscle tendons (all of them) ripped off by Typhon and his skull cracked to get Athena out. This means that they indeed can't die but is still damagable and can be beaten up, and their injuries don't seem to heal naturally.

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** Lowercase-G gods tend Angels, perhaps including Satan and other demons/fallen angels, may also qualify in that the only way they could "die" is to be uncreated by God himself, and this is not something God is generally believed to be, though with the afterlife as part of their domain, death can be significantly less inconvenient for them than it is for a human.
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gods of Myth/GreekMythology. They, Myth/GreekMythology and their ancestors ancestors, the Titans, had complete immortality, which is why the Olympians did not die when their father Cronus ate them as infants (and they emerged alive and full-grown when he was forced to vomit them up). Likewise, this is why the Olympians imprisoned most of the Titans in Tartarus. As true immortals they Immortal beings could not be injured or even kill each other.
*** The Greek Gods rather downplay this trope. Ouranos, the first Sky god who fathered the Titan was
incapacitated, but were literally impossible to kill, even for other gods.
* In most pantheons, unless gods are explicitly
said to die, a state of complete immortality may be cut into a thousand pieces by his son Cronus assumed, for at least the most powerful beings and is still alive. Likewise Hephaestus, who was thrown from Mt. Olympus has a permanent limp. perhaps several more besides. Even Zeus himself has his muscle tendons (all of them) ripped off by Typhon and his skull cracked to get Athena out. This means that they indeed can't die but is still damagable and can be beaten up, and in some pantheons in which gods do die, their injuries don't seem to heal naturally."death" may be more a matter of ritual or spiritual significance than an actual cessation of life or even particular loss of body.
7th Jan '17 7:12:33 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', there are some beings called True Immortals. The only way they can be destroyed is if their soul is absorbed by another True Immortal; and this is rarely done, as it poses a great risk of causing mental or even physical changes to the absorbing True Immortal.
20th Oct '16 10:11:37 PM Generality
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Zamasu achieves this by wishing on the Super Dragon Balls. Unlike Garlic Jr. who seems to be indestructible, he can be harmed but regenerates instantly. He exploits this fact in combat, allowing his partner to attack ''through'' him, knowing he'll be fine.
8th Oct '16 7:17:18 PM Maimakterion
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* In Exalted, when the [[{{EldritchAbomination}} Primordials]] were designing reality they didn't include provision for their own deaths. When the gods rose up to take Creation from them, more than a few were killed, [[{{AndIMustScream}}but didn't have a way to die]]. A lot of the threats PlayerCharacters face come down to these beings wanting reality to just end so they can finally die.
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22nd Sep '16 1:14:17 PM hamza678
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* Doomsday from DC. Stronger and tougher than Superman, has AdaptiveAbility against anything that does manage to injure him, rapidly regenerates and even if you do "kill", he can regenerate back to life. In theory, he becomes more and more this trope with time as you can't kill him the same way twice.
* Lobo. Not only does he have a HealingFactor that allows him to regenerate out of [[FromASingleCell a pool of his own blood]], he has been banned from entering either Heaven or Hell, or to be more specific, every eternal places like Valhalla.

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* Doomsday [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Doomsday]] from DC. Stronger and tougher than Superman, has AdaptiveAbility against anything that does manage to injure him, rapidly regenerates and even if you do "kill", he can regenerate back to life. In theory, he becomes more and more this trope with time as you can't kill him the same way twice.
* Lobo.ComicBook/{{Lobo}}. Not only does he have a HealingFactor that allows him to regenerate out of [[FromASingleCell a pool of his own blood]], he has been banned from entering either Heaven or Hell, or to be more specific, every eternal places like Valhalla.
19th Sep '16 4:25:12 PM thatother1dude
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* Doctor Manhattan from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' appears to have a solid body [[SelfConstructedBeing of his own construction]], in truth he's closer to a disembodied mind that can affect the material world [[FightingAShadow while being untouchable to everyone else]]. The only thing that slows him down is the same thing that gave him his powers, and since he already overcame that problem to begin with, it's more of a minor hindrance than anything else.

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* Doctor Manhattan from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' appears to have a solid body [[SelfConstructedBeing of his own construction]], in truth he's closer to a [[TheDisembodied disembodied mind mind]] that can affect the material world [[FightingAShadow while being untouchable to everyone else]]. The only thing that slows him down is the same thing that gave him his powers, and since he already overcame that problem to begin with, it's more of a minor hindrance than anything else.
19th Sep '16 4:24:37 PM thatother1dude
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* Doctor Manhattan from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''. The only thing that slows him down is the same thing that gave him his powers, and since he already overcame that problem to begin with, it's more of a minor hindrance than anything else.

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* Doctor Manhattan from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' appears to have a solid body [[SelfConstructedBeing of his own construction]], in truth he's closer to a disembodied mind that can affect the material world [[FightingAShadow while being untouchable to everyone else]]. The only thing that slows him down is the same thing that gave him his powers, and since he already overcame that problem to begin with, it's more of a minor hindrance than anything else.
22nd Aug '16 2:06:51 AM M84
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** Lord English achieved complete immortality [[spoiler:by smashing his own God-Tier Clock (which normally determines whether a God-Tier will die due to Heroic or Just circumstances) with the anti-time crowbar juju. It's possible that the cueball which can kill him is the same cueball that was part of his Clock's pendulum, and that is why it can negate his immortality.]]
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