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* [[spoiler: Shiro]], the Silver King in ''Anime/{{K}}'' - he's [[FromASingleCell completely immortal]] and he ''exploits this'', constantly coming up with plans that would get himself killed. [[spoiler: He goes missing for a year, causing his Clansmen to almost wonder if he's actually dead]].
7th Aug '16 6:46:38 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the reapers on ''DeadLikeMe''. The fact there's a spring sticking out of your mattress is no reason to get stabbed almost every time you go to bed, George. Sometimes they intentionally abuse their HealingFactor, though, or each other's; Roxy seems to think running Mason over is a perfectly appropriate punishment.
* Sikozu of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has the ability to reattach lost extremities. Thus, she's had her limbs lopped off on ''several'' occasions (and one of her [[{{Fingore}} fingers]], in the episode ''Coup By Clam'') - the most severe being ''Twice Shy'', in which she has both an arm and a leg ripped off by [[spoiler: the true form of Talika]].
** Also, Pilot once had this trope ''forced upon him'' by the rest of the crew, because a MadScientist had demanded one of his limbs in exchange for assistance.
*** A different episode finds them encountering another Leviathan that's overrun by some very unpleasant people. They too are abusing their Pilot's regeneration, but not just out of sadism. The first words the traumatized being can say "in simple enough fashion" for the TranslatorMicrobes to be able to let the others understand are, "They... are.... ''[[IAmAHumanitarian EATING! ME!!!]]''"

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* Most of the reapers on ''DeadLikeMe''.''Series/DeadLikeMe''. The fact there's a spring sticking out of your mattress is no reason to get stabbed almost every time you go to bed, George. Sometimes they intentionally abuse their HealingFactor, though, or each other's; Roxy seems to think running Mason over is a perfectly appropriate punishment.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''
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Sikozu of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has the ability to reattach lost extremities. Thus, she's had her limbs lopped off on ''several'' occasions (and one of her [[{{Fingore}} fingers]], in the episode ''Coup "Coup By Clam'') Clam") - the most severe being ''Twice Shy'', "Twice Shy", in which she has both an arm and a leg ripped off by [[spoiler: the true form of Talika]].
** Also, Pilot once had this trope ''forced upon him'' by the rest of the crew, because a MadScientist had demanded one of his limbs in exchange for assistance.
*** A different episode finds them encountering ** They once found another Leviathan that's overrun by some very unpleasant people. They too are abusing their Pilot's regeneration, but not just out of sadism. The first words the traumatized being can say "in simple enough fashion" for the TranslatorMicrobes to be able to let the others understand are, "They... are.... ''[[IAmAHumanitarian EATING! ME!!!]]''"
6th Aug '16 9:05:44 AM Mavado
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* Yukiko Hirohara from ''[[VisualNovel/ElevenEyes 11 eyes]]''.
* Yakumo in ''[[Manga/SazanEyes 3x3 Eyes]]'' has been turned into a "wu", an immortal guardian of the last known Sanjiyan (Triclops) who regenerates even if he has been turned into paste. He cannot die until either the Sanjiyan, Pai, is killed, or she manages to find a way to release him from said condition. At the start of the series, he regularly gets beaten, chopped up, and blown up (it started when he was hit by a bus). At one point, he [[GenreSavvy deliberately]] grabs a lighter and jumps into a fountain full of gasoline in order to kill a monster. Some of his deaths are simple random bad luck, like the aforementioned car accident; one wonders if he had that kind of bad luck ''before'' he was immortal.
* Since DeathIsCheap in ''Anime/AngelBeats'' (due to being set in the afterlife or purgatory), nearly every cast member has died at least once, and it's almost always played for BlackComedy.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', the title creatures are regularly maimed and mangled in every fashion imaginable. Unlike the unfortunate humans they prey upon, nothing short of [[AttackItsWeakPoint cutting out their nape]] will kill them. Likewise, the Titan Shifters suffer injuries that would leave a human crippled for life, if not outright dead. The stronger ones easily shrug off [[AnArmAndALeg severed limbs]] and {{Slashed Throat}}s, and one soldier states that decapitation is probably the only certain way to kill them.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', Czeslaw Meyer seems to be the only main character to repeatedly suffer being shot, having limbs ripped off, and other rather gruesome events as the show tries hard to BreakTheCutie.
** The trope is also [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in one episode, when Szilard drinks the [[ImmortalityInducer Elixir of Life]] [[spoiler: given to him and the others by a demon Maiza had just summoned]]. After drinking it, he suspects he's been cheated and demands [[spoiler: the demon]] to prove that the elixir was real. He obliges by immediately slicing off the top of his head.
* Koyomi Araragi, the main character of ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' has a HealingFactor along with SuperSenses as remnants of his previous vampirism. This is fortunate, since having his arm torn off is on the low end of the sort of things that happen to him.
* In ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'', Tenzen is the big bad of the Iga clan and his unique special ability is immortality including full regeneration. Because of this, he is killed by at least five different ninjas of the rival Kouga clan (and several times elsewhere), making him appear the least competent of the ten ninjas. [[spoiler: And Oboro later unlocks the key to kill him... by using her [[AntiMagic Piercing Eyes]] ''right when he's reviving himself''. Enjoy your messy and painful death, buddy.]]
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' is defeated a number of times, fatally if not for his immortality.
* In ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'', the main character, Manji, can regenerate from any injury. He is an excellent swordsman and notes himself that he used to be better but, due to his immortality, has gotten sloppy. In one fight, he's glad to have an arm lopped off by an opponent, because the loss of the weight made him just a tad faster, just enough so that he can now [[strike: best]] keep up with his foe.
** Now though? His skills are back up AND he's still immortal.
* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', [[HalfHumanHybrid Rin's]] regenerative powers are used as an excuse by [[NobleBigot Arthur Auguste Angel]] to justify cutting his foot off with Angel's {{BFS}} during a trial. Before that, Rin had been impaled by a zombie hand from his own teacher and stabbed in the shoulder with a sword.
* This trope defines ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. Offensive-type Claymores can lose an arm or leg, and simply hold the severed limb to their stump and have it heal. They can even regrow lost limbs, though the limb becomes regular, human strength. Defensive-types are nigh immortal, capable of regrowing lost limbs in minutes and routinely surviving distractions like being nearly cut in half. Odds are if you like a character who's a Defensive-type, you're going to see her get fucked up routinely.
** More specifically, ''high-level'' Defensive-types are able to regenerate quickly. The lower-ranked ones may take over a day to regenerate a lost limb, and even longer to recover from near-[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisection]]. Only one character has been shown to regenerate her lost limb(s) in mere minutes, and that's due to special circumstances. Normally, it takes an extreme outpouring of power and effort to regenerate limbs or heal from extensive damage, along with recovery time afterwards. For Offensive-types, even reattaching limbs takes long minutes of uninterrupted concentration. Which can be problematic when [[AlwaysChaoticEvil enemies]] refuse to show MookChivalry during fights and consider a lost limb a good opportunity to finish their opponent off.
* In ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'', we only find out that [[spoiler: Princess Ixquic is a RobotGirl]] when she pulls a DivingSave for [[spoiler: Joe aka 009]] and she suffers a huge injury in her arm, which heals itself almost immediately [[spoiler: and reveals the robotic limbs hidden behind her synthetic skin.]]
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', Allen Walker has a healing factor that only applies to his left eye and left arm. Guess what happens? And Kanda Yu would have been dead a while ago if he didn't have regenerative capabilities.



* ''Manga/{{dear}}'' has [[spoiler: Kisara who is immortal. In one practice match, he impales one of his hand onto the opponent's blade in order to disarm and win.]]



* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] and [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', when they used Cassiopeia to jump back seven days to fix everything and they appeared in the sky instead of the ground.
-->'''Chisame:''' You can't heal us if we went down with a splat, right?
-->'''Konoka:''' Th-th-th-th-this one's probably impossible~
* In the episode ''Abra and the Psychic Showdown'' of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Pikachu scores a major hit against Sabrina's Kadabra. Ash's OhCrap face when Kadabra uses Recover is quite entertaining.
* In the ''PokemonSpecial'' manga, Koga's Arbok has the unique ability to regenerate any severed portion of its body as long as its head is intact. Unsurprisingly, attacks that would inflict only minor injuries on other Pokémon (being bitten by another Arbok, being tail-whipped) literally ''slice [[MadeOfPlasticine this Arbok]] [[CleanCut in half]]''.
** This was a {{Retcon}} added much later to try to tone down the level of the violence in the manga to be more in-line with the games and anime. Before the Retcon, we were lead to believe that one of the heroes totally sliced that Arbok in two and left it for dead.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', both Vash and his brother Knives have a very impressive regeneration capability. However, Vash appears to have less so, as his body looks like it was sewn back together very, VERY poorly. [[spoiler: In the manga, it's shown that Plants in general have the capability to regenerate; however, it has a limit. Plants can only regenerate so much before it kills them. The way one can tell is by watching the color of their hair, as regeneration will cause their hair to slowly turn from its normal color to black. Once every strand is black, the Plant dies. Problem is, Vash is almost completely raven-haired by this point.]]
** Proven: [[spoiler: at the end of the manga, both Vash and Knives' hair have gone completely black, indicating they're both a VERY short way from death. Knives' went as such due to ''reconstructing his body from almost nothing''; he later uses his power to [[HeelFaceTurn create an apple tree]], and it's heavily implied that this [[RedemptionEqualsDeath finally killed him]].]]
** The reason for Vash's lesser regenerative ability is that Knives replenished his own power by absorbing other Plants and taking their own power into himself. Vash, the FriendToAllLivingThings, would never have done this.
* Koyomi Araragi, the main character of ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' has a HealingFactor along with SuperSenses as remnants of his previous vampirism. This is fortunate, since having his arm torn off is on the low end of the sort of things that happen to him.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] and [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'', Pandoras regularly experience absolutely brutal maiming ''even in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', when they used Cassiopeia to jump back seven days to fix everything and they appeared in training exercises'', never mind real battles. They have the sky instead of the ground.
-->'''Chisame:''' You can't heal us if we went down with a splat, right?
-->'''Konoka:''' Th-th-th-th-this one's probably impossible~
* In the episode ''Abra and the Psychic Showdown'' of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Pikachu scores a major hit against Sabrina's Kadabra. Ash's OhCrap face when Kadabra uses Recover is quite entertaining.
* In the ''PokemonSpecial'' manga, Koga's Arbok has the unique
ability to regenerate any severed portion and specialized infirmaries exist to actively restore them to full health. Even so, it comes with a price -- regenerating fatal wounds or lost limbs shortens their (potential) lifespan in the process.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed's metal limbs get chopped off pretty often, but his real limbs barely get hurt. Similarly, the only place Al has never been hurt is the blood seal at the base
of its body as long as its head his neck, which is intact. Unsurprisingly, attacks also the only part that Ed cannot repair.
** That's mostly because Ed often uses his automail arm to ''protect'' his fleshy parts because he knows they can be repaired, and Al takes special care to avoid taking damage to his bloodseal because any damage to it
would inflict only minor injuries on other Pokémon (being bitten by another Arbok, being tail-whipped) kill him.
** In his first meeting with Al, Greed invokes this deliberately, having a henchman
literally ''slice [[MadeOfPlasticine this Arbok]] [[CleanCut in half]]''.
** This was a {{Retcon}} added much later to try to tone down the level of the violence in the manga to be more in-line
smash his face off with a [[DropTheHammer big hammer]] to demonstrate the games and anime. Before Homunculi's healing factor. In general, all the Retcon, we were lead to believe that one of the heroes totally sliced that Arbok in two and left it for dead.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', both Vash and his brother Knives
homunculi have a very impressive regeneration capability. However, Vash appears tendency to have less so, as his body looks like it was sewn back together very, VERY poorly. [[spoiler: In get sliced, diced, and shot to pieces throughout the manga, it's shown that Plants in general have the capability to regenerate; however, it has a limit. Plants can only regenerate so much before it kills them. The way one can tell is by watching the color of their hair, as regeneration will cause their hair to slowly turn from its normal color to black. Once every strand is black, the Plant dies. Problem is, Vash is almost completely raven-haired by this point.]]
** Proven: [[spoiler: at the end of the manga, both Vash and Knives' hair have gone completely black, indicating they're both a VERY short way from death. Knives' went as such due to ''reconstructing his body from almost nothing''; he later uses his power to [[HeelFaceTurn create an apple tree]], and it's heavily implied that this [[RedemptionEqualsDeath finally killed him]].]]
** The reason for Vash's lesser regenerative ability is that Knives replenished his own power by absorbing other Plants and taking their own power into himself. Vash, the FriendToAllLivingThings, would never have done this.
* Koyomi Araragi, the main character of ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' has a HealingFactor along with SuperSenses as remnants of his previous vampirism. This is fortunate, since having his arm torn off is on the low end of the sort of things that happen to him.
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* In ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'', the main character, Manji, can regenerate from any injury. He is an excellent swordsman and notes himself that he used to be better but, due to his immortality, has gotten sloppy. In one fight, he's glad to have an arm lopped off by an opponent, because the loss of the weight made him just a tad faster, just enough so that he can now [[strike: best]] keep up with his foe.
** Now though? His skills are back up AND he's still immortal.
* ''Manga/MermaidSaga''. Yuta and Mana appear to find themselves in situations inexplicably designed to make them bleed as much as possible. Sure, there's some bloodshed to be had when dealing with immortal crazies, and they can't die unless they're killed [[OffWithHisHead in very specific manners]]... but did [[EnfanteTerrible Masato]] ''really'' need to bind Mana's arms and legs with ''barbed wire''?
* Rin in ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' seems very prone to being captured and tortured quite gruesomely and having things happen like her arm being shot off by a sniper rifle, being blown up with a massive charge of explosives, and even [[spoiler:getting sucked through a running jet engine]]. Being immortal, she manages to walk them off, though not without quite a lot of pain in the process of regrowing/reattaching lost parts(understandably, the TurbineBlender took a while).
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed's metal limbs get chopped off pretty often, but his real limbs barely get hurt. Similarly, the only place Al has never been hurt is the blood seal at the base of his neck, which is also the only part that Ed cannot repair.
** That's mostly because Ed often uses his automail arm to ''protect'' his fleshy parts because he knows they can be repaired, and Al takes special care to avoid taking damage to his bloodseal because any damage to it would kill him.
** In his first meeting with Al, Greed invokes this deliberately, having a henchman literally smash his face off with a [[DropTheHammer big hammer]] to demonstrate the Homunculi's healing factor. In general, all the homunculi have a tendency to get sliced, diced, and shot to pieces throughout the series.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', Czeslaw Meyer seems to be the only main character to repeatedly suffer being shot, having limbs ripped off, and other rather gruesome events as the show tries hard to BreakTheCutie.
** The trope is also [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in one episode, when Szilard drinks the [[ImmortalityInducer Elixir of Life]] [[spoiler: given to him and the others by a demon Maiza had just summoned]]. After drinking it, he suspects he's been cheated and demands [[spoiler: the demon]] to prove that the elixir was real. He obliges by immediately slicing off the top of his head.

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* Kenji Murasame in his appearance in ''Manga/GiantRobo'' is so known for this it earned him the nickname 'Murasame the Immortal' and is instrumental to the finale.
* In ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'', the main character, Manji, ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'', cyborgs can regenerate recover from any injury. He is an excellent swordsman and notes himself that he used to (or rather, be better but, due to his immortality, has gotten sloppy. In one fight, he's glad to have an arm lopped off by an opponent, because the loss of the weight made him just a tad faster, just enough so that he can now [[strike: best]] keep up with his foe.
** Now though? His skills are back up AND he's still immortal.
* ''Manga/MermaidSaga''. Yuta and Mana appear to find themselves in situations inexplicably designed to make them bleed as much as possible. Sure, there's some bloodshed to be had when dealing with immortal crazies, and they can't die unless they're killed [[OffWithHisHead in very specific manners]]... but did [[EnfanteTerrible Masato]] ''really'' need to bind Mana's arms and legs with ''barbed wire''?
* Rin in ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' seems very prone to being captured and tortured quite gruesomely and having things happen like her arm being shot off by a sniper rifle, being blown up with a massive charge of explosives, and even [[spoiler:getting sucked through a running jet engine]]. Being immortal, she manages to walk them off, though not without quite a lot of pain in the process of regrowing/reattaching lost parts(understandably, the TurbineBlender took a while).
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed's metal limbs get chopped off
repaired from) pretty often, but his real limbs barely get hurt. Similarly, the only place Al has never been hurt is the blood seal at the base of his neck, which is also the only part much any injury that Ed cannot repair.
** That's mostly because Ed often uses his automail arm to ''protect'' his fleshy parts because he knows they can be repaired, and Al takes special care to avoid taking damage to his bloodseal because any damage to it would kill him.
** In his first meeting with Al, Greed invokes this deliberately, having a henchman literally smash his face off with a [[DropTheHammer big hammer]] to demonstrate
doesn't affect the Homunculi's healing factor. In general, all the homunculi have brain. The Major, in particular, has a tendency to get sliced, diced, and shot to pieces throughout the series.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', Czeslaw Meyer seems to be the only main character to repeatedly suffer being shot, having
limbs ripped off, and other rather gruesome events as the show tries hard to BreakTheCutie.
** The trope is also [[InvokedTrope invoked]]
(and in one episode, when Szilard drinks case, her ''head'') blown off, but other characters are not exempt from this.
** Twice, if you're counting both
the [[ImmortalityInducer Elixir of Life]] [[spoiler: given to him TV series and the others by first movie.
* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}/Battle Angel Alita''. Not
a demon Maiza had just summoned]]. After drinking it, he suspects he's been cheated and demands [[spoiler: direct application of this trope, since neither Gally nor her gigantic cyborg foes regenerate per se. However, since the demon]] to prove in-universe rule of thumb is that as long as the elixir was real. He obliges by immediately slicing off brain is intact, [[YouFailBiologyForever it can be grafted into any kind of body overnight]], it amounts to the top same thing. Coincidentally, every fight she's in features lots and lots of his head.dismemberments, slashfests and LudicrousGibs - on both sides. Good thing she can bolt those legs back on.



* Exemplified in the humor manga ''HannahOfTheZ'', where the titular character's power is absurdly powerful regeneration -- but her body is also comically weak in every other way, to the point where simply attempting to poke through the cap of a milk bottle or pick up a heavy object can cause her bones to break.
* [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Alucard's]] first fight in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has him purposely letting the enemy blow him into tiny little pieces so that they run out of ammo; immediately after, he heals and opens a can of whoop-ass. He has also survived having his head cut off. Integra actually mocks Anderson for thinking that decapitation can kill him. [[TheFool Seras]] has recovered between scenes from being shot in the chest with a 13mm round and being stabbed by several large bayonets at once. [[BadassPreacher Father]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Alexander]] [[BloodKnight Anderson]] is a regenerator, specifically engineered to fight vampires and has survived both Alucard and several assassination attempts. Pretty much everyone else in the series, though, averts this trope.
** In fact, Alucard does this quite often when faced with non-magic weapons. It's practically a [[NoSell combat tactic]] for him. TheAbridgedSeries, of course, takes this to {{Troll}} levels.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Inuyasha is so good at [[HealingFactor healing]] or [[MadeOfIron withstanding]] even terrible injuries that the manga tends to lampshade just how bad his wounds are when he [[AvertedTrope struggles to recover]] from injuries as a way of indicating just how dangerous the fight he's been in was (such as when he's [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice injured]] by his [[AloofBigBrother brother]]). This is particularly notable when he's in [[BroughtDownToNormal trapped]] in [[ShapeshifterModeLock human form]] or when his injuries are so bad it takes his SuperPoweredEvilSide to heal them.
** Sesshoumaru takes this even further. When he's finally [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice so badly injured]] in a fight that he [[BadassInDistress needs to be rescued]], his [[DontYouDarePityMe anger]] at Inuyasha's sympathy for his plight results in him healing the damage to his [[HandicappedBadass only arm]] with [[UpToEleven pure fighting spirit]] alone. That doesn't end the fight, however, as his enemy then [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabs]] him [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat through the heart]] causing everyone to think he's dead. He [[CameBackStrong comes back strong]] instead... and [[TranquilFury very, very angry]].



* Exemplified in the humor manga ''HannahOfTheZ'', where the titular character's power is absurdly powerful regeneration -- but her body is also comically weak in every other way, to the point where simply attempting to poke through the cap of a milk bottle or pick up a heavy object can cause her bones to break.
* Yakumo in ''[[Manga/SazanEyes 3x3 Eyes]]'' has been turned into a "wu", an immortal guardian of the last known Sanjiyan (Triclops) who regenerates even if he has been turned into paste. He cannot die until either the Sanjiyan, Pai, is killed, or she manages to find a way to release him from said condition. At the start of the series, he regularly gets beaten, chopped up, and blown up (it started when he was hit by a bus). At one point, he [[GenreSavvy deliberately]] grabs a lighter and jumps into a fountain full of gasoline in order to kill a monster. Some of his deaths are simple random bad luck, like the aforementioned car accident; one wonders if he had that kind of bad luck ''before'' he was immortal.

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* Exemplified in the humor manga ''HannahOfTheZ'', where the titular character's power is absurdly The second half of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' gives us Ragyo Kiryuin, who possesses powerful regeneration -- but regenerative abilities thanks to being fused with Life Fibers. As a result, her body is first battle with the protagonists features her getting stabbed in the back and crucified without much inconvenience on her part. We also comically weak in every other way, to the point where simply attempting to poke through the cap of a milk bottle or pick up a heavy object can cause her bones to break.
* Yakumo in ''[[Manga/SazanEyes 3x3 Eyes]]''
learn [[spoiler:Ryuko]] has been turned into a "wu", an immortal guardian of the last known Sanjiyan (Triclops) who regenerates even if he has been turned into paste. He cannot die until either the Sanjiyan, Pai, is killed, or she manages to find a way to release him from said condition. At the start of the series, he regularly gets beaten, chopped up, and blown up (it started when he was hit by a bus). At one point, he [[GenreSavvy deliberately]] grabs a lighter and jumps into a fountain full of gasoline in order to kill a monster. Some of his deaths are simple random bad luck, like the aforementioned car accident; one wonders if he had that kind of bad luck ''before'' he was immortal.same regenerative ability, and actually invokes this trope in the penultimate episode, taking an otherwise fatal injury to get past Ragyo.



* [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Alucard's]] first fight in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has him purposely letting the enemy blow him into tiny little pieces so that they run out of ammo; immediately after, he heals and opens a can of whoop-ass. He has also survived having his head cut off. Integra actually mocks Anderson for thinking that decapitation can kill him. [[TheFool Seras]] has recovered between scenes from being shot in the chest with a 13mm round and being stabbed by several large bayonets at once. [[BadassPreacher Father]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Alexander]] [[BloodKnight Anderson]] is a regenerator, specifically engineered to fight vampires and has survived both Alucard and several assassination attempts. Pretty much everyone else in the series, though, averts this trope.
** In fact, Alucard does this quite often when faced with non-magic weapons. It's practically a [[NoSell combat tactic]] for him. TheAbridgedSeries, of course, takes this to {{Troll}} levels.
* Kenji Murasame in his appearance in ''Manga/GiantRobo'' is so known for this it earned him the nickname 'Murasame the Immortal' and is instrumental to the finale.
* This trope defines ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. Offensive-type Claymores can lose an arm or leg, and simply hold the severed limb to their stump and have it heal. They can even regrow lost limbs, though the limb becomes regular, human strength. Defensive-types are nigh immortal, capable of regrowing lost limbs in minutes and routinely surviving distractions like being nearly cut in half. Odds are if you like a character who's a Defensive-type, you're going to see her get fucked up routinely.
** More specifically, ''high-level'' Defensive-types are able to regenerate quickly. The lower-ranked ones may take over a day to regenerate a lost limb, and even longer to recover from near-[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisection]]. Only one character has been shown to regenerate her lost limb(s) in mere minutes, and that's due to special circumstances. Normally, it takes an extreme outpouring of power and effort to regenerate limbs or heal from extensive damage, along with recovery time afterwards. For Offensive-types, even reattaching limbs takes long minutes of uninterrupted concentration. Which can be problematic when [[AlwaysChaoticEvil enemies]] refuse to show MookChivalry during fights and consider a lost limb a good opportunity to finish their opponent off.
* In ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'', cyborgs can recover from (or rather, be repaired from) pretty much any injury that doesn't affect the brain. The Major, in particular, has a tendency to get limbs (and in one case, her ''head'') blown off, but other characters are not exempt from this.
** Twice, if you're counting both the TV series and the first movie.

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* [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Alucard's]] first fight [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] and [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has him purposely letting the enemy blow him into tiny little pieces so that ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', when they run out of ammo; immediately after, he heals used Cassiopeia to jump back seven days to fix everything and opens a can they appeared in the sky instead of whoop-ass. He has also survived the ground.
-->'''Chisame:''' You can't heal us if we went down with a splat, right?
-->'''Konoka:''' Th-th-th-th-this one's probably impossible~
* ''Manga/MermaidSaga''. Yuta and Mana appear to find themselves in situations inexplicably designed to make them bleed as much as possible. Sure, there's some bloodshed to be had when dealing with immortal crazies, and they can't die unless they're killed [[OffWithHisHead in very specific manners]]... but did [[EnfanteTerrible Masato]] ''really'' need to bind Mana's arms and legs with ''barbed wire''?
* Rin in ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' seems very prone to being captured and tortured quite gruesomely and
having his head cut off. Integra actually mocks Anderson for thinking that decapitation can kill him. [[TheFool Seras]] has recovered between scenes from things happen like her arm being shot in the chest off by a sniper rifle, being blown up with a 13mm round massive charge of explosives, and being stabbed by several large bayonets at once. [[BadassPreacher Father]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Alexander]] [[BloodKnight Anderson]] is a regenerator, specifically engineered to fight vampires and has survived both Alucard and several assassination attempts. Pretty much everyone else in the series, though, averts this trope.
** In fact, Alucard does this quite often when faced with non-magic weapons. It's practically a [[NoSell combat tactic]] for him. TheAbridgedSeries, of course, takes this to {{Troll}} levels.
* Kenji Murasame in his appearance in ''Manga/GiantRobo'' is so known for this it earned him the nickname 'Murasame the Immortal' and is instrumental to the finale.
* This trope defines ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. Offensive-type Claymores can lose an arm or leg, and simply hold the severed limb to their stump and have it heal. They can
even regrow lost limbs, though the limb becomes regular, human strength. Defensive-types are nigh [[spoiler:getting sucked through a running jet engine]]. Being immortal, capable she manages to walk them off, though not without quite a lot of regrowing pain in the process of regrowing/reattaching lost limbs in minutes and routinely surviving distractions like being nearly cut in half. Odds are if you like a character who's a Defensive-type, you're going to see her get fucked up routinely.
** More specifically, ''high-level'' Defensive-types are able to regenerate quickly. The lower-ranked ones may take over a day to regenerate a lost limb, and even longer to recover from near-[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisection]]. Only one character has been shown to regenerate her lost limb(s) in mere minutes, and that's due to special circumstances. Normally, it takes an extreme outpouring of power and effort to regenerate limbs or heal from extensive damage, along with recovery time afterwards. For Offensive-types, even reattaching limbs takes long minutes of uninterrupted concentration. Which can be problematic when [[AlwaysChaoticEvil enemies]] refuse to show MookChivalry during fights and consider a lost limb a good opportunity to finish their opponent off.
* In ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'', cyborgs can recover from (or rather, be repaired from) pretty much any injury that doesn't affect
parts(understandably, the brain. The Major, in particular, has TurbineBlender took a tendency to get limbs (and in one case, her ''head'') blown off, but other characters are not exempt from this.
** Twice, if you're counting both the TV series and the first movie.
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* ''Manga/{{dear}}'' has [[spoiler: Kisara who is immortal. In one practice match, he impales one of his hand onto the opponent's blade in order to disarm and win.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'', Tenzen is the big bad of the Iga clan and his unique special ability is immortality including full regeneration. Because of this, he is killed by at least five different ninjas of the rival Kouga clan (and several times elsewhere), making him appear the least competent of the ten ninjas. [[spoiler: And Oboro later unlocks the key to kill him... by using her [[AntiMagic Piercing Eyes]] ''right when he's reviving himself''. Enjoy your messy and painful death, buddy.]]
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' is defeated a number of times, fatally if not for his immortality.
* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}/Battle Angel Alita''. Not a direct application of this trope, since neither Gally nor her gigantic cyborg foes regenerate per se. However, since the in-universe rule of thumb is that as long as the brain is intact, [[YouFailBiologyForever it can be grafted into any kind of body overnight]], it amounts to the same thing. Coincidentally, every fight she's in features lots and lots of dismemberments, slashfests and LudicrousGibs - on both sides. Good thing she can bolt those legs back on.
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', Allen Walker has a healing factor that only applies to his left eye and left arm. Guess what happens? And Kanda Yu would have been dead a while ago if he didn't have regenerative capabilities.



* The Crusniks of ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', to an almost absurd level. When main character Abel Nightroad gets into a fight, especially in his Crusnik form, he's almost guaranteed to get mangled in some way. If someone pulls a gun, he usually takes at least one bullet. In one instance, he survives[[spoiler: having the left half of his torso, including an arm, a wing, and (presumably) his heart obliterated by a tank. He regrows them in a matter of moments by having the nanomachines in his blood actually eat the charred hunks of flesh before returning to his body, much to his enemy's horror.]] Father Tres, being an android, has a similar propensity to take damage (a [[PlayingWithFire flame-wielding vampire]] once hit him point-blank in the face), though not to the same extent.
** In an even more extreme example, BigBad [[spoiler: Cain Nightroad survives being thrown out of a space station, burning to ash upon entering the atmosphere, and subsequently hitting the ground. Granted, regenerating from that took him about 900 years, but the fact that he survived it at all (not to mention the fact that he can ''live'' for 900 years) is a little over-the-top.]]

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* The Crusniks of ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', to an almost absurd level. When main character Abel Nightroad gets into a fight, especially in his Crusnik form, he's almost guaranteed to get mangled in some way. If someone pulls a gun, he usually takes at least one bullet. In one instance, he survives[[spoiler: having the left half of his torso, including an arm, a wing, episode ''Abra and (presumably) his heart obliterated by a tank. He regrows them in a matter of moments by having the nanomachines in his blood actually eat Psychic Showdown'' of the charred hunks ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Pikachu scores a major hit against Sabrina's Kadabra. Ash's OhCrap face when Kadabra uses Recover is quite entertaining.
* In the ''PokemonSpecial'' manga, Koga's Arbok has the unique ability to regenerate any severed portion
of flesh before returning to his body, much to his enemy's horror.]] Father Tres, its body as long as its head is intact. Unsurprisingly, attacks that would inflict only minor injuries on other Pokémon (being bitten by another Arbok, being an android, has tail-whipped) literally ''slice [[MadeOfPlasticine this Arbok]] [[CleanCut in half]]''.
** This was
a similar propensity {{Retcon}} added much later to take damage (a [[PlayingWithFire flame-wielding vampire]] once hit him point-blank try to tone down the level of the violence in the face), though not manga to the same extent.
** In an even
be more extreme example, BigBad [[spoiler: Cain Nightroad survives being thrown out of a space station, burning to ash upon entering in-line with the atmosphere, games and subsequently hitting anime. Before the ground. Granted, regenerating from Retcon, we were lead to believe that took him about 900 years, but one of the fact heroes totally sliced that he survived Arbok in two and left it at all (not to mention the fact that he can ''live'' for 900 years) is a little over-the-top.]]dead.



* ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'', Pandoras regularly experience absolutely brutal maiming ''even in training exercises'', never mind real battles. They have the ability to regenerate and specialized infirmaries exist to actively restore them to full health. Even so, it comes with a price -- regenerating fatal wounds or lost limbs shortens their (potential) lifespan in the process.
* Yukiko Hirohara from ''[[VisualNovel/ElevenEyes 11 eyes]]''.
* In ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'', we only find out that [[spoiler: Princess Ixquic is a RobotGirl]] when she pulls a DivingSave for [[spoiler: Joe aka 009]] and she suffers a huge injury in her arm, which heals itself almost immediately [[spoiler: and reveals the robotic limbs hidden behind her synthetic skin.]]
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Inuyasha is so good at [[HealingFactor healing]] or [[MadeOfIron withstanding]] even terrible injuries that the manga tends to lampshade just how bad his wounds are when he [[AvertedTrope struggles to recover]] from injuries as a way of indicating just how dangerous the fight he's been in was (such as when he's [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice injured]] by his [[AloofBigBrother brother]]). This is particularly notable when he's in [[BroughtDownToNormal trapped]] in [[ShapeshifterModeLock human form]] or when his injuries are so bad it takes his SuperPoweredEvilSide to heal them.
** Sesshoumaru takes this even further. When he's finally [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice so badly injured]] in a fight that he [[BadassInDistress needs to be rescued]], his [[DontYouDarePityMe anger]] at Inuyasha's sympathy for his plight results in him healing the damage to his [[HandicappedBadass only arm]] with [[UpToEleven pure fighting spirit]] alone. That doesn't end the fight, however, as his enemy then [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabs]] him [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat through the heart]] causing everyone to think he's dead. He [[CameBackStrong comes back strong]] instead... and [[TranquilFury very, very angry]].



* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', both Vash and his brother Knives have a very impressive regeneration capability. However, Vash appears to have less so, as his body looks like it was sewn back together very, VERY poorly. [[spoiler: In the manga, it's shown that Plants in general have the capability to regenerate; however, it has a limit. Plants can only regenerate so much before it kills them. The way one can tell is by watching the color of their hair, as regeneration will cause their hair to slowly turn from its normal color to black. Once every strand is black, the Plant dies. Problem is, Vash is almost completely raven-haired by this point.]]
** Proven: [[spoiler: at the end of the manga, both Vash and Knives' hair have gone completely black, indicating they're both a VERY short way from death. Knives' went as such due to ''reconstructing his body from almost nothing''; he later uses his power to [[HeelFaceTurn create an apple tree]], and it's heavily implied that this [[RedemptionEqualsDeath finally killed him]].]]
** The reason for Vash's lesser regenerative ability is that Knives replenished his own power by absorbing other Plants and taking their own power into himself. Vash, the FriendToAllLivingThings, would never have done this.
* The Crusniks of ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', to an almost absurd level. When main character Abel Nightroad gets into a fight, especially in his Crusnik form, he's almost guaranteed to get mangled in some way. If someone pulls a gun, he usually takes at least one bullet. In one instance, he survives[[spoiler: having the left half of his torso, including an arm, a wing, and (presumably) his heart obliterated by a tank. He regrows them in a matter of moments by having the nanomachines in his blood actually eat the charred hunks of flesh before returning to his body, much to his enemy's horror.]] Father Tres, being an android, has a similar propensity to take damage (a [[PlayingWithFire flame-wielding vampire]] once hit him point-blank in the face), though not to the same extent.
** In an even more extreme example, BigBad [[spoiler: Cain Nightroad survives being thrown out of a space station, burning to ash upon entering the atmosphere, and subsequently hitting the ground. Granted, regenerating from that took him about 900 years, but the fact that he survived it at all (not to mention the fact that he can ''live'' for 900 years) is a little over-the-top.]]



* Since DeathIsCheap in ''Anime/AngelBeats'' (due to being set in the afterlife or purgatory), nearly every cast member has died at least once, and it's almost always played for BlackComedy.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', the title creatures are regularly maimed and mangled in every fashion imaginable. Unlike the unfortunate humans they prey upon, nothing short of [[AttackItsWeakPoint cutting out their nape]] will kill them. Likewise, the Titan Shifters suffer injuries that would leave a human crippled for life, if not outright dead. The stronger ones easily shrug off [[AnArmAndALeg severed limbs]] and {{Slashed Throat}}s, and one soldier states that decapitation is probably the only certain way to kill them.
* The second half of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' gives us Ragyo Kiryuin, who possesses powerful regenerative abilities thanks to being fused with Life Fibers. As a result, her first battle with the protagonists features her getting stabbed in the back and crucified without much inconvenience on her part. We also learn [[spoiler:Ryuko]] has that same regenerative ability, and actually invokes this trope in the penultimate episode, taking an otherwise fatal injury to get past Ragyo.
* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', [[HalfHumanHybrid Rin's]] regenerative powers are used as an excuse by [[NobleBigot Arthur Auguste Angel]] to justify cutting his foot off with Angel's {{BFS}} during a trial. Before that, Rin had been impaled by a zombie hand from his own teacher and stabbed in the shoulder with a sword.
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* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' has Zombina, who, being a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], can always be stitched back together no matter how much she's shot, crushed or sliced apart. Unsurprisingly, her tendency to get injured has reached RunningGag status.
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* In ''WebComic/UndyingHappiness'', a girl named Naomi leaves behind her dysfunctional family to live with her Internet boyfriend Keisuke. Keisuke is a kind, friendly, but profoundly clumsy guy who happens to have uncanny powers of regeneration... which Naomi discovers after Keisuke [[spoiler: ''accidentally burns his house down'' and ''emerges from the ashes as a walking skeleton''.]]
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* Moka's mother in RosarioToVampire, Akasha. [[spoiler: She survives being cut in half at one point, and it's implied by the method used to seal Alucard that her regeneration might be at FromASingleCell levels.]] Since he's nearly died from TakingTheBullet multiple times, Tsukune might count as well, albeit only by injection of Moka's blood. However, he's implied to be more compatible with the process than most humans.

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* Moka's mother in RosarioToVampire, ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', Akasha. [[spoiler: She survives being cut in half at one point, and it's implied by the method used to seal Alucard that her regeneration might be at FromASingleCell levels.]] Since he's nearly died from TakingTheBullet multiple times, Tsukune might count as well, albeit only by injection of Moka's blood. However, he's implied to be more compatible with the process than most humans.
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* This trope is ruthlessly exploited by the instructors of Aveum Academy in ''Literature/AeonLegionLabyrinth''. The recruits all have a device called a ''shieldwatch'' that can restore most injuries by [[TimeMaster rolling back time]] to when they were uninjured. As a result, the instructors can make their training regimen extremely brutal. Lycus explains that the training is designed to encourage this. Since the recruits can survive most injuries and be instantly restored, the main limitation becomes a recruit's ability to endure pain.
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', the Toa Mata could regenerate their decayed flesh and organs after awakening from a millennia-long coma. Presumably other characters can do this too, provided that their organic parts weren't removed by force, and their metal pieces are still intact. Nocturn is a character who could even regrow an arm after Pridak had torn it off, but he wasn't able to grow a new tentacle (this is why he uses a launcher in that hand instead).

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', the Toa Mata could regenerate their decayed flesh and organs after awakening from a millennia-long coma. Presumably other characters can do this too, provided that their organic parts weren't removed by force, and their metal pieces are still intact. Nocturn is a character who could even regrow an arm after Pridak had torn it off, but he wasn't able to grow a new tentacle (this is why he uses a launcher in that hand instead).
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* In the ''Series/TheFlash2014''/{{Arrow}} crossover episode ''Flash vs. Arrow", Oliver teaches Barry to pay more attention to his surroundings by firing multiple hidden arrows at Barry. When Barry objects, Oliver says "I heard you heal fast" and rips the arrows out.

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* In the ''Series/TheFlash2014''/{{Arrow}} ''Series/TheFlash2014''/Series/{{Arrow}} crossover episode ''Flash vs. Arrow", Oliver teaches Barry to pay more attention to his surroundings by firing multiple hidden arrows at Barry. When Barry objects, Oliver says "I heard you heal fast" and rips the arrows out.
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* The character Yoshimitsu, who has appeared in every single ''{{Tekken}}'' game, has healing abilities beginning in Tekken 3. He can heal through meditating, or through draining lifeforce from an enemy. Like Shatterstar, he has an attack where [[DeliberateInjuryGambit he stabs himself]], inflicting damage but is able to hit an enemy for even more damage with it. He is also able to spin while in this state to further damage someone hit with this attack, with his sword still in him. Yoshimitsu can also spin away from his opponent at an incredibly rapid speed, an attack that requires expending his own life to do, and which causes him to lose his balance and faint temporarily if done excessively.

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* The character Yoshimitsu, who has appeared in every single ''{{Tekken}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' game, has healing abilities beginning in Tekken 3. He can heal through meditating, or through draining lifeforce from an enemy. Like Shatterstar, he has an attack where [[DeliberateInjuryGambit he stabs himself]], inflicting damage but is able to hit an enemy for even more damage with it. He is also able to spin while in this state to further damage someone hit with this attack, with his sword still in him. Yoshimitsu can also spin away from his opponent at an incredibly rapid speed, an attack that requires expending his own life to do, and which causes him to lose his balance and faint temporarily if done excessively.
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