* After Hiroshi in ''Manga/AliveTheFinalEvolution'' took the Heart of Akuro he became almost literally MadeOfAir; actually he was made-of-nothingness, his power was 'void' and that was what he was, despite wreathing smoke-stuff into an image of his old body on a regular basis. His former best friend Taisuke punched through the not-really-there body a couple time before he accepted this, and had to do some serious leveling on his heat/life/existence power in order to stop Hiroshi from destroying the world.
* [[OurGiantsAreDifferent The Titans]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' are a case of [[HealingFactor Regeneration]]. Being butchered by the blades of the [[BadassArmy Survey]] [[RedShirtArmy Corps]] or blasted with cannon fire merely slows them down. That is unless of course you can dislodge a chunk of flesh from [[AttackItsWeakpoint the nape of their necks]] which will put them down for good.
** The [[TheJuggernaut Armored Titan]] has that and Made of Diamond. It is covered in [[SculptedPhysique plates of iron-hard skin]] which allows it to charge right through cannon fire [[NoSell without any signs of slowing down]], never mind injury.
** The Female Titan also has both; she can cover parts of her body in an extremely hard crystalline substance, hard enough that no one ever manages to break it, and she can also regenerate. However, she can't cover her entire body in crystal or else she couldn't move.
* The [[NationsAsPeople nations]] in ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'' can be injured, have been shown being wounded at several different times, and at least some traumatic events can leave scars on their bodies. However, it seems to take a lot more to hurt them than normal people, and they appear to heal very quickly. It seems that they cannot be killed as long as their country still exists. What happens to them when their nation is gone is unclear.
* Those who drink the imperfect [[ImmortalityInducer immortality elixir]] in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' are ''almost'' [[CompleteImmortality completely immortal]], with the difference being that they can still age and die of old age, unlike those who drink the perfected formula, which also bestows [[TheAgeless agelessness]]. [[spoiler:Dallas Genoard and several of his cronies actually end up having this forced upon them by Szilard Quates, only to then have a rival mob trap them in barrels, encase them in concrete, then throw them into the bay to [[FateWorseThanDeath continuously drown for decades until old age finally does them in.]] He does eventually manage to escape, at least.]]
* Dark Schneider of ''Manga/{{Bastard}}!!'' takes this to ludicrous levels. His primary means of defense seems to be a shield spell called "Dispel Bound", which produces a number of shields to block any attack aimed at him. Each shield can take up to the force of a nuclear blast before breaking. And they can only be targeted one at a time. And they auto-regenerate. And he can repair them manually at positively absurd speeds. And in the unlikely event that you manage to get through that, you have to deal with his durability which allows him to take attacks that can destroy ''galaxies''. And should you somehow manage to pierce these defenses, he possesses obscenely powerful healing abilities (of the sort that makes {{Wolverine}} look like a girl scout) and finally, he '''''still''''' can't be killed unless you destroy his body, spirit and soul in three different dimensions at the same time. Even when he [[spoiler:ripped out his own heart he still didnít die!]]
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Roberta fulfils this trope during her first appearance, when she is basically an {{Expy}} to the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' and the only thing that can stand up to her is Revy and Balalaika's BadassArmy after running through enough obstacles to kill the rest of the cast many times over. In the Roberta's Blood Trail OVA she single-handedly tears her way through practically everything in the hunt for the American [[BadassArmy Grey Fox Unit]], [[spoiler:only to have the trope horrifically subverted. Though she kills or makes stretcher cases out of half the unit, she loses a leg, her left arm, two fingers off her right arm, and an eye in the process.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Most {{Shinigami}} are very hard to kill. Captains take this one step further, however. Their opponents have to be uniquely powerful to even harm a captain, let alone defeat them.
** The evil counterparts of the captains, the Espada are this by hollow standards, especially the top four Espada who require even captain-class shinigami to group together against them or (as in the case of Ichigo versus Ulquiorra) to find a new power upgrade during the fight to win.
** The Quincies are extremely tough thanks to Blut, a technique that channels reiatsu through their veins and arteries to either boost their attack power or their defensive power. Blut can protect them from truly severe injuries.
* Chiropteran Queens and their Chevaliers from ''Anime/BloodPlus'' are capable of [[HealingFactor quickly healing almost any wound]]. This includes being impaled through the stomach with a tree trunk, stabbed with many large sharp implements and having arms cut off. If bad turns to worse and they are poisoned by Saya's [[BloodyMurder blood]], Chevaliers have the option to amputate themselves and obtain replacement limbs.
* Captain Bravo from ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' via his Kagugane ability of ''Silver Skin'' that is, at least as seen in the series, completely impenetrable and even immune to the BigBad's [[LifeDrain life drain]].
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has more than a few examples of people with powers that let them fall into this trope. Of course, since TheHero has an AntiMagic right hand, they're far from invulnerable to him. At least one, [[spoiler:Hyouka]], would probably die at mere contact.
** Touma himself possesses an odd form of invulnerability: Extreme luck, or lack thereof. He's so unlucky that ''the world won't let him die''.
** Accelerator has the power to change the vectors or force or energy of anything he comes in contact to in any direction he pleases, resulting in a perfect AttackReflector. It's been noted that a nuke ''might'' be able to kill him. The explosion and radiation wouldn't do squat; he'd be in danger from ''suffocating due to lack of oxygen''.
** [[spoiler:Hyouka]] is the other prime example. She's actually very easy to damage... it's just pointless to do so. She isn't human and only has the outer appearance of one, so if you explode half of her she'll just reform. If you explode all of her, she'll still reform because she's basically a solid projection. It apparently still hurts though.
** The Windowless Building in Academy City. It is ''completely'' sealed to the outside: no entrances, no windows, recycles its own atmosphere, not even radiation or heat can get in or out. The only way in is through teleportation (and everyone suspects it has countermeasures against that too if necessary). It is famously said to be able to take a nuke without being damaged in the slightest. At one point [[spoiler:Accelerator]] throws a skyscraper at it with the force enough to shatter the planet several times over. It's completely unharmed afterward.
** There are so many characters with this trope that counting them all here would take all day. Letís just say that some characters in this series are so ridiculously overpowered to the point that only a few people can even as much as ''see'' them and ''survive''. [[note]]To elaborate, a character that can [[RuleOfSymbolism erase your sin of hurting others]], ''completely nullifying your ability to hurt other people'', is one of the ''lesser'' invulnerable characters.[[/note]]
* The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' are the Regeneration type, at least the high-power ones. Their ability to heal themselves is so strong that one demon manages to quickly regenerate (with some help from a magical jewel) after being so severely wounded his stomach was sliced open and ''his intestines were spilling out''. They do have some weaknesses (including [[HolyBurnsEvil holy water]], grave head injuries, and having their heart removed from their body), but it takes quite a bit to truly kill them.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' manages to mix Made of Diamond with MadeOfPlasticine. Awakened Beings can ignore attacks from people who are capable of slicing solid stone pillars in half, but anything they can't outright ignore goes straight through them.
** Offensive styles can [[PullingThemselvesTogether pull themselves back together]], while Defensive styles are supposedly able to regenerate limbs. The characters themselves also seem to be undaunted except when the story says they should be.
** Priscilla's true strength instead is her extraordinary [[FromASingleCell regeneration]], so powerful that it is said to be closer to "creation" rather than normal Claymore regeneration. She has survived tremendous attacks, her head being cut in several parts (in a setting where cutting the head is usually the only way to guarantee that something will stay dead) and even ''her entire body being shattered into pieces''!
* C.C. from ''Anime/CodeGeass''. She has survived burnings, tortures, bombings, bullets to the head, not to mention ''drowning at the bottom of the ocean and being crushed by the massive pressure''. The only way to kill her is to [[spoiler:take her Code, a mark of immortality, and the only ones who can do that are those who have awakened Geass in both of their eyes]].
** Also, [[spoiler:V.V.]], and later, [[spoiler:Charles vi Britania by taking V.V.'s]]. However, Lelouch proves that the above spoiler isn't the only way to kill an immortal: [[spoiler:he "convinces" God/Collective Unconscious/Source of Geass to kill Charles.]]
** In a way not connected to the above two, [[spoiler: Marianne vi Britannia can use her geass to live forever, via 'GrandTheftMe', stealing a new body whenever she pleases]]. In the end, as above, [[spoiler:Lelouch "convinces" God to kill her]].
* ''Manga/DragonBall''
** Many of the villains could [[HealingFactor regenerate]]. The Namekians' had this ability although it's fairly constrained compared to the following two, as they could only regenerate if their brain was still intact. Cell however, due to his unique genetic make-up, can literally rebuild himself FromASingleCell after blowing himself up. Buu (who is also a BlobMonster) is even more extreme. He was blown into a million pieces, and then had each piece vaporized; he regenerated from the vapor. He also came back from a planetary destruction (that he caused). Frieza could survive with most of his body destroyed, although his lack of a regeneration ability meant that he had to make do with cybernetic implants, falling under ''External Repair''. On a side note, pretty much every major fighter was also Made Of Diamond, mostly because they could use their gigantic powers to shrug off damage. By the time of ''Z'', the heroes are so strong that it's easier to kill them by blowing up the planet they're on than by overpowering them.
** Goku's near indestructibility is often PlayedForLaughs, especially in the original ''Dragon Ball'', like him being shot, run over, falling out of the sky, hit with blunt objects, crush, eating, set on fire, and receiving little to no damage. He is so indestructible that Goku often let his opponents wail on him just to see how powerful they are. This is DownPlayed more in ''Z'', but still shows up from time to time. Like being the only fighter not to be destroyed by Buu, being able to take a full beating from Frieza and still able to fight and go Super Saiyan, and able to hold Raditz while all his ribs are broken.
** This trope can be {{Subverted}} without a power difference. It's been stated several times throughout the series that no matter how tough someone is, if they lower they guard they can be hurt or killed. More often PlayedForLaughs with Master Roshi getting a blade stuck to his head and Goku being hurt by a rock as a Super Saiyan. It is PlayedForDrama when Vegeta knocks out Goku for several hours because he relaxed his guard and [[spoiler: Sorbet piercing Goku's heart in ''Resurrection 'F'']]. As Whis puts it, the body is incredibly fragile when emptied of ki.
** This trope is relative in the series. A fully defensive Super Saiyan, even the weakest ones in the series, could take forces far exceeding the entire nuclear arsenal of our world without a scratch on them, but because of the ever escalating nature of threats, what was once nigh invincible (and still is in comparison with many other series) can be taken out with one shot by the new bad guy.
* Shizuo Heiwajima from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a minor case of the Made of Diamond variety from high-school onward. Shinra hates the prospect of operating on him because he's more likely to break the scalpels than actually cut him open.
* ''Manga/FairyTail''
** Has one MadeOfDiamond example in the form of Gajeel (who is ironically MadeOfIron in a literal sense) and one MadeOfAir (or water) variant, Juvia.
** And then there's [[BigBad Hades]], who makes Gajeel look wimpy in comparison.
** [[GreaterScopeVillain Zeref]]. He's a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 400 years old]] mage that carries a curse that makes him pretty much immortal. But, this curse also carries a caveat: if Zeref values life around him, all life in the radius of some miles around him will die. The only way for him to not insta-kill everything around him is for him to not value life, but...at that point he will probably kill people anyway, this time with his own will and his own insane magical powers. He said that this curse can be broken and he can be killed, but there is no proof whether this is not just him [[BelievingTheirOwnLies trying to convince himself]] that he can die, [[DeathSeeker since he wants to die]].
** Bearing the same curse as Zeref, [[spoiler:[[BigGood Mavis Vermillion]]]].
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** For that matter, Al falls under "external repair." He's a soul bound to a suit of armor by an alchemical rune painted on the inside of his neck. Although he's hampered as you'd expect by damage to other body parts, as long as the rune's undamaged, he's still alive, and with a bit of work, can be repaired through alchemy -- although care must be taken not to damage the rune in the process of making the repairs.
** All Homunculis can regenerate from ridiculous injuries; however, certain homunculi have other defenses in addition to this. Greed's Ultimate Shield was MadeOfIndestructium by using the carbon in his body to cover himself with a layer of material as hard as, and tougher than, diamond. (Ed cleverly got around this by transmuting the carbon into a softer form.) [[spoiler:This also contributes to [[BigBad Father]]'s defeat by making the Father's body MadeOfPlasticine.]] [[spoiler:King Bradley's]] Ultimate Eye lets him see the outcome of any given situation before it happens, so he is very good at dodging just about anything. This is especially helpful in the manga, where he is the only homunculus who doesn't have regenerative powers.
** Out of all of the Homunculi, the very toughest and hardest to kill is probably Sloth. They only manage to temporarily stop him by [[spoiler:dousing him in tank fuel and exposing him to sub-zero weather, causing him to freeze solid.]]
** [[spoiler:Van Hohenheim]], like the homunculi, has the ability to regenerate any damage, since [[spoiler:he is a living Philosopher's Stone]].
** The BigBad [[spoiler:has the same regenerative ability as Hohenheim, has blob-type invulnerability in his OneWingedAngel form, and can use alchemy without moving to block just about everything coming at him. They only manage to take him down by triggering a SuperpowerMeltdown]].
* The spare parts thing is a standard ability for cyborgs from ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}''/''Manga/{{Battle Angel Alita}}''. If the heart/lung systems are still connected to the brain and neither are ''too'' banged up they can survive almost anything and wait indefinitely for repairs (the lead spending literally centuries in a scrapheap [[spoiler:after a fall from orbit]]).
** If a cyborg has a brainchip, ALL bets are off! [[spoiler:Such as Alita herself in Last Order]].
* In ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'', the main character, with the aid of his suit, has been shown to survive having a chunk of his brain blown off, to completely obliterated save a few traces of brain matter on his suit's control medal.
** The zoanoid Aptom has equally impressive regeneration powers, and can also [[ShapeShifter transform into a perfect copy of]] [[ImAHumanitarian anyone he's absorbed,]] complete with powers. One memorable fight scene had him transforming into a [[MacrossMissileMassacre swarm of living rockets]] to distract an opponent, then rebuilding his body out of the ones that didn't hit.
* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/{{Haruhi Suzumiya}}'', due to being an absurdly powerful RealityWarper.
* The tribe of Heroes in ''Anime/HeroicAge'' fall under the Made of Diamond category of this trope.
** UpToEleven. These are creatures that have no problems surviving blows powerful enough to ''shatter moons''.
* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has extraordinary regenerative powers, being able to build himself back up from a pool of blood.
** Alucard's invulnerability is directly tied to his familiars (undead creatures created from the life stolen from the people whose blood he has drank). He stores them within his [[SoulJar coffin]], and there are millions of them (due to his advanced age and particular [[BloodKnight bloodlust]]); while his familiars are contained within himself he possesses their collective life, making him very difficult to permanently injure. When he summons his familiars, he personally becomes more vulnerable, although he can recover from injury by deferring damage to the familiars, at the cost of gradually destroying them.
** At the end, [[spoiler:he gains Schrodinger as a familiar and gets rid of all of the others. This gives him the ability to exist so long as he is aware of himself (It wasn't easy. It took him ''30 years'' to find a way around the [[CriticalExistenceFailure Critical Existence]] {{Paradox}} associated with absorbing an entity [[SchrodingersCat that was both everywhere and nowhere]]). This moves the already pretty invulnerable Alucard somewhere closer into god territory as the only thing that seems likely to be able to kill Alucard is himself committing suicide. That or maybe an actual god.]]
* In ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', Nube, Tamamo, and the schoolgirl Ayumi can all project their astral bodies at will, as well as shape it as they see fit. Nube and Tamamo often use it to pose as elementary schoolkids, while Ayumi simply does it to attend school with her friends... as well as to role-play as a MagicalGirl. Since these are purely spiritual projections, they can be twisted, smashed, blown to bits, sliced to ribbons, crushed, and incinerated ([[NightmareRetardant They often are, but always for comedic effect]].) They just pop right back, no worse for wear.
** An even more extreme case is with a Buddhist nun who wants revenge upon the mermaid, Hayame. Since [[ShoutOut she ate]] [[Manga/MermaidSaga mermaid flesh]], she is invulnerable to nearly all damage, including blowing half her own head off with grenades, getting burned to a crisp, or getting her torso crushed into a bloody mess. The amount of punishment she goes through (''all'' of which is her own damn fault, since her psychotic methods tend to backfire) would be terrifying and gruesome if it weren't [[RefugeInAudacity absurd to the point of hilarity]].
* {{Youkai}} in ''Manga/InuYasha'' are apparently made of invulnerable. Ignoring those who can project forcefields and those who design their own bodies and throw away weak parts, they just don't seem to die from normal causes. Inuyasha, a halfbreed, can completely heal from wounds that should be mortal in less than a day, and there are examples of them living for days without their ''heads''. It seems to take either holy energy, destroying their heart (which they might be storing outside of their body), or a more-powerful youkai effect to directly destroy the source of their life force to do it. The chief villain Naraku spends much of the storyline building up better and better layers of invulnerability in an arms race with the heroes' evolving abilities and weapons.
* This trope is rampant in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', mostly in the form of regeneration. Dio Brando, his vampire servants, and the Pillar Men who spawned them can regenerate from any amount of damage, and can really only defeated by the sun's power.
** At the end of Part Two, [[BigBad Cars]] [[spoiler:overcomes even that weakness, becoming completely invincible. He was able to survive even being at the center of a volcanic eruption, and was only defeated by blasting his still-living body into space]].
** Part 3 also has Rubber Soul's stand, Yellow Temperance, a flesh-eating blob monster that's impervious to damage. In the end, it's beaten by Jotaro [[spoiler: ignoring it and just attacking Rubber Soul directly.]]
** Part 3 also has Justice, a stand that's made of fog, and thus can't even be touched. It's eventually beaten by [[spoiler:getting inhaled by Star Platinum, exploiting the {{Synchronization}} inherent in stand abilities by causing its user to suffocate.]]
** Part 5 also brings us a notable example in the form of the stand Notorious B.I.G., which was actually activated by the user's ''death'', and as such could not be killed. It was brainless, but relentless and unstoppable, absorbing any blows and regenerating from any damage. It simply attacked whatever was moving fastest around it, and [[spoiler:was never truly defeated. All they could do was ditch it into the middle of the ocean, where it continued attacking whatever was moving fastest around it, perpetually chasing waves. According to the narrator, occasionally ships go missing in that area of the ocean, and it's why.]]
** Then there is [[spoiler:Giorno Giovanna and his ultimate stand, Gold Experience Requiem. Giorno]] becomes so broken it could even handwave [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]]'s attempts on it. "No matter what ability, it will not happen". This thing has no weakness and you'd soon want to commit sepukku than let it kill you. Truly a terrifying power if it was only given laser beams.
* Eclair of ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' combines two different tiers of indestructability. Firstly, once her powers are fully realized, she can project extremely powerful forcefields, up to and including ''clawing her way out of a black hole''. Secondly, as an ES Member with the support of Chief Eclipse, she can be resurrected whenever she winds up dead anyway - the exact details aren't made clear, but it's got something to do with [[TechnoBabble reading and storing quantum patterns to be reimprinted later]]. In all appearance, nothing short of being completely broken down to her component particles can permanently stop her. [[spoiler: And if her eternal partner, Lumiere, is present, even that won't work, due to Lumiere's ability to ''control any particle'', which somehow allows her to reconstitute both herself and Eclair after they've been completely reduced to subatomic particles.]]
* Akuma Shogun of ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' uses everything but extreme luck in a single fight. His armor is made from combining the bodies of the Six Devil Knights, and if injured he simply ejects and re-absorbs them to Regenerate. He can change his "Choujin Hardness" to make his body harder or softer as needed. The result is that if caught in a hold, he can become Made of Rubber/The Blob to squirm out of it, or to power up can become literally Hard as Diamond to strengthen himself. It's shown that within his armor is nothing, meaning his body is actually Made of Air so most techniques can't even harm him because there's no body to harm. To top it all off, ''he's also a god''. His ultimate weakness is his head, which controls all of the above. But even then, getting in a blow strong enough to significantly damage it is no small feat.
* The [[EldritchAbomination Gauna]] in ''Manga/KnightsOfSidonia'' consist of two parts, the Placenta and the True Body. The Placenta is a {{Kaiju}}-sized mass that can transform into pretty much any kind of matter and regenerates rapidly, only stopping when the area is depleted of [[{{Phlebotinum}} Heigus Particles]] or when the True Body is destroyed. In the former case, the Gauna is merely disabled for a time, not killed. The True Body is a human-sized object that is completely invulnerable to any damage not caused by [[{{Phlebotinum}} Kabi]]; even ''blowing up a gas giant around it'' won't scratch it.
* Keitaro in ''Manga/LoveHina'' is a humorous example, as he's effectively invincible despite suffering ''constant'' attacks from all the girls, plus AmusingInjuries such as getting [[MegatonPunch punched off of a third floor balcony]] or getting hit by a car. It's {{lampshade|Hanging}}d on several occasions when other characters encourage him to jump from a car onto a plane about to take off, telling him not to worry because he's invincible. On another occasion, he jumps off of a cliff to save Naru, and tells her afterward that he would probably survive, but she wouldn't have. The one time when this fails him is when the top of one of the buildings at Tokyo U falls off and lands on him, breaking one of his legs and putting him on crutches for a while.
* The Book of Darkness' [[EnemyWithout corrupted self-defense program]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' had ridiculous levels of regeneration, coming back from [[TakenForGranite petrification]] and getting blown to bits by three {{Wave Motion Gun}}s. It took an even bigger WaveMotionGun that vaporizes a target by ''[[DeaderThanDead distorting time and space]]'' to finally destroy its physical body, and even then, it [[BackFromTheDead would have still returned]] had Reinforce not taken drastic measures to get rid of her Rejuvenation Program.
** Reinforce herself [[spoiler:as the humanoid avatar of the Book]] shrugged off seemingly everything thrown at her (they didn't bust out the Arc-en-Ciel then) and was ultimately defeated not by brute force but by [[spoiler:Hayate taking her body back.]]
** [[spoiler:Vivio's Sankt Kaiser form]] took the Made of Diamond route with her Saint's Armor. With it, she can shrug off Nanoha's attacks like they were nothing, despite Nanoha using [[SuperMode Blaster Mode]]. It took five [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breakers]] fired at the same time, each amped up to even more ridiculous levels by [[DeadlyUpgrade a maxed Blaster Mode]], to penetrate her Saint's Armor and destroy the [[MineralMacguffin Relic]] inside her. And she was still conscious afterwards.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Colonel Sanders made himself invulnerable by using an illusion during the tournament. In other words, Made Of Air. Though Kaede mentions that she knows a few things that could dispell the illusion, though. She just didn't use them because she had no proof that Sanders was a bad guy (for the record, he wasn't).
** There's also Negi's father Nagi, the [[WorldsStrongestMan most powerful mage alive]], who's nigh invulnerable because he's just that awesome.
** Jack Rakan was named: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v27/c247/10.html "The Man Who Cannot Die", "The Immortal Fool", "That Damn Guy Who You Can Stab With Swords All You Like And It Won't Do A Thing, Dammit"]] for a good reason. A little mention of [[GameBreaker "This guy is so broken it's not even funny!"]]. [[spoiler: He's only ultimately taken out when the villain [[RealityWarper rewrites reality]] to get rid of him. It's as if the only way to defeat ThatOneBoss is to delete the boss' data file. And even then it's still tough. He manages to ''will himself back to life'' temporarily.]] He manages to recover on his own given some time. It's worth repeating: [[spoiler:He GETS BETTER from being freaking erased from reality.]]
** Evangeline is also pretty much invincible due to the fact that her [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire powers]] allow her to [[HealingFactor regenerate any damage]]. On at least one occasion, she's been [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled]] by a chunk of rock about an inch narrower than her torso, and she was more mildly annoyed than anything else. Healing does take some effort, though, so it is presumably limited.
** Negi in ''[[SuperMode Raiten Taisou]]'' transformation has MadeOfAir variant, since he is made of lightning at that form.
* The HumongousMecha ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' is literally indestructible - it withstands several fights, falling into a volcano and atmospheric reentry (including a crash landing) without a single scratch, at the very least. Eventually the enemy catches on, and devotes their efforts to trying to kill Kouji when he's outside of his machine.
** Its predecessors -''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger''- and ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Grendizer]]'' were also nigh indestructible, but not to the levels of Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}. Still, Mazinger-Z whitstood a nuclear blast at point-blank range, and Great Mazinger was even sturdier. However, they ultimately subverted the trope [[spoiler:Dr. Hell crafted increasingly more powerful Mechanical Beasts were capable to seriously harm Mazinger. And the Mykene War Beasts ultimately destroyed Mazinger-Z, and they often damaged Great Mazinger severely.]]
* ''Manga/{{Medaka Box}}'s'' Kumagawa, who's [[{{PowerBornOfMadness}} Minus]] "All Fiction" makes the laws of causality his bitch. Anything that could potentially hurt him has no lasting effect, including death itself. It doesn't matter if you dropped a building on him, he'd just walk it off. Even after [[spoiler: trading away "All Fiction" for "Book Maker",]] he still managed to survive being stabbed, shot in the head with an antimateriel rifle, tazed, doused in sulfuric acid, and cut up with rusty gardening tools. And that didn't even keep him down ''for a day.'' [[spoiler:Turns out it's partly because he still has a remnant of "All Fiction" that lets him cheat death.]]
* Immortals and Lost Souls from ''Manga/MermaidSaga'' fit the Regeneration/Resurrection variety, with the only things able to kill them being decapitation or complete destruction of the brain. They also are capable of limb reattachment, which the series often uses for disturbing results (all together now, guys: face replacement!)
* Rin Asougi from ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' takes the cake with this, as its literally impossible to kill her permanently, not even by ''[[spoiler:pushing her through a JET TURBINE]]'', unless she is devoured by a very specific type of creature, which she has been shown able to handle on her own.
** Well the [[spoiler:angels]] are one thing, but then we have the [[spoiler:guy who kills immortals and angels by removing their Time Spores.]]
*** That character is revealed to be [[spoiler:both an angel (aways male) and an immortal (always female) due to be being a hemaphrodite]] so it was easy to do.
* Played for laughs in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', with Patrick Colasour. He's a barely competent pilot who often goes up against the main characters, who are slaughtering enemy combatants left and right. Patrick, however, always survives getting shot down, usually without a scratch on his body, attributed to Extreme Luck. In the second season he's even mockingly nicknamed "The Indestructible" because of the sheer number of battles he's survived despite losing.
* This is a fairly common trend in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' for villains.
** Gaara is a strange mix of Made of Air, Made of Diamond, The Proxy, Fighting A Shadow, and Divine Protection. His Tailed Beast, Shukaku, was initially believed to be protecting Gaara by using sand contained inside the gourd on Gaara's, but this protection is so strong Gaara is incapable of physically harming himself. Later on, this turns out to be [[spoiler: his mother's will that was protecting him all along.]]
** Made of Diamond: Kimimaro had a bloodline that made his bones harder than steel and was able to use them as armor anywhere on, or ''[[BodyHorror in]]'', his body. The most damage he suffered from attacks ([[RequiredSecondaryPowers including his own]]) was the loss of some skin, [[HealingFactor which he also seems able to heal rapidly]]. The Third Raikage is also this, as his skin itself seems to be so hard that he can withstand {{Wave Motion Gun}}s. The [[InstantArmor Susano'o]] of Mangekyo Sharingan users and the chakra cloak of jinchuuriki are also this.
** Made of Air: If he can react in time, Tobi can allow solid attacks to phase through his body [[spoiler:for up to five minutes in a row.]] However, he's vulnerable when attacking because he can't have different parts of his body be tangible and intangible at the same time. Also applies to Konan, who is made of papers.
** Regrowth/Regeneration: Orochimaru could simply 'shed' his damaged body like a snake, forming a new, intact body. Even if a body is suffering permanent damage [[BodySurf he can just get a new one]]. Combat medics like Tsunade and Kabuto have techniques that can instantly repair all of their wounds in the middle of battle. Kakuzu is also this, as he can continue to regenerate himself so long as his heart(s) are still intact.
** External Repair: If Kisame is injured, [[EmpathicWeapon Samehada]] can fuse with his body and use the chakra it has eaten to heal him, even from injuries as severe as having his chest blown open.
** Multiple Bodies: Pain has six bodies; unless all six are dead at once, he can just find new ones to replace the ones that die and come back at full strength later, and one of the bodies can restore the others instantly. [[spoiler:In fact, even ''that'' isn't enough, because the six bodies are actually being remotely controlled by a real ''seventh'' who doesn't go anywhere near the combat (thus really being a case of "by proxy").]]
** Body Surf: Sasori, who had made himself into a puppet, uses backup bodies. So long as his core isn't destroyed, said core will continue to use spare puppets as new bodies.
** Divine Protection: Kakazu's partner, Hidan, was genuinely immortal, and simply needed severed appendages sewn back on. WordOfGod though is that malnutrition will eventually kill him.
** Resurrection: Izanagi grants the power to [[HourOfPower temporarily]] [[RealityWarper warp reality]] to render any and all injuries (up to and including death) during the duration of Izanagi into illusions. The user's body will fade into nothingness, ad they reappear again somewhere around.
* Virtually all of the Angels in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' are Nigh Invulnerable in some way. Most are simply Made Of Diamond, but there are variations, such as Made Of Air (Leliel), HiveMind (Iruel), Regeneration (Sachiel) etc.
** More specifically, the AT Fields generated by both the Angels and the Evas are more or less invincible, and can only be breached by mind-boggling amounts of power (or another AT Field). But without that protection, both Angels and Evas can (and do) get badly hurt quickly. However, Zeruel was Made of Diamond even underneath its AT Field, if taking the equivalent of a tactical nuke at point blank range unharmed is any indication.
** Finally, the Evas themselves are tough as nails to fight, and have a whole underground secret base dedicated to their external regeneration should they take too much of a beating. Unit 00, for example, takes that same nuke at the same range, and only loses its arms- though it is unable to act, the fact that it is still standing says a lot about the Evas' toughness. No matter how much damage they take, it seems that they can be brought back to full working order, given time.
* Many characters in ''{{Manga/One Piece}}''.
** Made of Diamond: The Whitebeard pirates third division commander "Diamond" Jozu is literally MadeOfDiamond. [[spoiler:Kaido is also so indestructible they had to let him go after trying to execute him dozens of times, and has taken up suicide attempts as a hobby, including 10000-meter jump to the ground. He just left a Kaido-shaped crater]].
** Made Of Air: Many Logia-type Devil Fruit users get this version by turning into the element they control, including marines [[SuperSmoke Smoker]] and [[LightEmUp Borsalino (Admiral Kizaru)]], pirates [[PlayingWithFire Ace]] and [[SnowedIn Monet]], former-Warlord [[DishingOutDirt Crocodile]], a third party [[ShockAndAwe God Enel]] and a fourth party [[SuperSmoke Caesar Clown]].
** The Blob: If the Logia-type Devil Fruit users didn't get the above version, they get this, like [[BubblegloopSwamp Caribou]]. [[AnIcePerson Kuzan (Admiral Aokiji)]] and [[MagmaMan Sakazuki (Admiral Akainu)]] are a variation of this as they are both tangible but impervious to damage... yet solid.
*** Note that this actually can become a crutch. Several Logia users become [[SquishyWizard squishy wizards]] if their invulnerability is negated.
*** [[BlobMonster Smiley (also known as Slime)]], is a pet made from a gaseous chemical weapon ''eating'' a Zoan Devil Fruit. It is unique in that its NighInvulnerability comes from the nature of being a gaseous body given form.
** Made of Rubber: Luffy himself is literally a RubberMan.
** Regeneration/Regrowth: The Whitebeard pirates first division commander Marco "The Phoenix" can [[HealingFactor regenerate]] with his blue phoenix flame, due to his ultra rare Mythical Zoan power.
* Saitama from ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' is [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Nigh-Invulnerable]]. Every attack against him (that are usually done by giant monsters) doesn't even phase him. If he isn't even bothering to tank it he'll just bounce around like a destructive rubber ball without even taking a scratch, and if he does bother he's basically unmovable. He's been punched to the ''Moon'', and just jumped back to Earth, not even winded. When the psychic alien Geryuganshoop used his telekinetic gravitation wave on him, which was said to be as powerful as a black hole, not only was Saitama not even phased by it he was actually ''disappointed.''
* The parasites in, well, ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'' can harden, heal or move very quickly the part of the body they have infected (generally the head), which means that the only way to kill them is to attack a part they ''haven't'' infected (by stabing them in the heart, for example). But then is introduced Gotoh, a being made of several parasites covering the entire body, meaning that in addition to faster-than-the-eye-can-see-{{Shapeshifter Weapon}}s, he can either [[MadeOfDiamond block]], [[BulletDodge dodge]] or [[HealingFactor take]] anything you throw at him, including high-powered shotgun ammunition, assault rifles bullets, grenades, [[CarFu a car]] and [[LosingYourHead having his head cut off]]. [[spoiler:Doesn't save him from a nasty fall into toxic waste though.]]
* WordOfGod says that anytime the body of [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubei]] dies; it can easily regenerate another one instantly from surrounding {{mana}}.
** Walpurgis Night also counts. Homura hammers it with a ridiculous amount of firepower using conventional weapons, but no visible damage is shown.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** Ryōga Hibiki, especially after his Bakusai Tenketsu training. Since he's thrown himself into boulders hundreds of times and gotten hit by subsequent shrapnel just as often, his body is hardened such that most common attacks are utterly useless.
** The warrior Lime, retainer to the Musk Dynasty's prince, is even sturdier.
** The [[PersonOfMassDestruction Phoenix King Saffron]] can regenerate instantly from any injury [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin via his own flame]]. He has only one weakness: being frozen solid. And even then, that merely stops him, but it won't destroy him: after being frozen and shattered into a million pieces, he regenerated as an ''egg'' and hatched immediately afterwards, albeit as a toddler.
* In the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' series, every single character with the powers of paper is essentially impossible to kill as long as a sliver-sized piece of paper is in their possession. They can make paper that can stop bullets dead, cut steel, completely block any blow, and make clothes out of it which basically means that their clothing is also impossible to penetrate. Bombs and fire also don't do anything, and several different characters can create flying machines (such as a giant paper airplane) to allow for safe travel downwards to the ground from impossible heights.. The only weakness? Water, but even then all it takes is one piece of dry paper or a dry edge and they're fine for the time being.
** ''Anime/RODTheTV'' gives Paper Masters a secondary weakness when the Paper Sisters go up against a villain who can utilize sound waves, including one particular wavelength that disrupts their powers (though it doesn't save him from getting knocked out by an ordinary, unpowered hardcover book.) [[spoiler: The British Library eventually uses this against them as well.]]
* Sanosuke Sagara of ''Anime/RurouniKenshin''. The trademark of his fighting style is to absorb damage from his opponents. He has taken a ball and chain to the face, and was once thrown through both of the dojo's walls, only to remark that the technique used on him was a rubbish technique. He also took a palm slap that embedded the user's hand into solid stone without even flinching.
* Phoenix Ikki from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' apparently has regenerative AND resurrective powers. Oh, and he apparenlty gets a levelup every time he comes back to boot.
* ''Manga/SazanEyes'': The near-extinct three-eyed mystical creatures known as Sanjiyan Unkara have the ability to bind the souls of mortals to their own, leaving said mortal with the character ''"Wu"'' mystically emprinted on his or her forehead and the ability to regenerate quite literally '''any''' degree of damage so long as their master lives. Sadly, this results in a serious case of ImmortalityHurts.
* Sabrac, from the second season of ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', appears to possess incredible regeneration skills, as he takes blow after blow from Wilhelmina (including being crushed by two apartment buildings before being nuked), yet regenerates each time he hits the ground. [[spoiler:Actually, it's more of a case of multiple bodies: Sabrac's real body is hidden beneath the ground, and can recreate the body above ground each time its destroyed.]]
* Hao Asakura of ''Manga/ShamanKing'' is of the resurrection type. By the time the story rolls around, he's already been killed twice. Trouble is, he's an immensely powerful shaman who retains memories and powers gained in his previous lives and, in fact, dying actually amplifies his power further. The entire second half the series is spent trying to find a way around this. In the end, the heroes convince him to abandon his plans to kill all humans, instead of outright killing him again.
* One of the Seven Stars in ''Manga/CorpsePrincess'' is made of gas, meaning he can't be hurt by swords or bullets. He can also change what gas he's made of, so he can be sedative or explosive if he likes.
* Zelgadis of ''LightNovel/TheSlayers'' is a Made of Diamond version, in the context of his universe. Merged with a demon and a stone golem, his entire body is made from living rock. This makes him superstrong and a lot heavier than he looks, but also extremely difficult to hurt due to the fact that all of his "squishy bits", external and internal, are made from organic granite. It takes incredible concussive force to cause anything resembling internal injuries, and bladed weapons are useless (for obvious reasons). In the third season of the anime, he takes a cannonball to the face at point-blank range and is merely knocked out for a few seconds. Even magic isn't that useful against him- at one point, he claims that only something as powerful as the [[ForgottenSuperWeapon Sword of Light]] can hurt him, and that turns out to be a Demon Lord from another universe. The only creatures in the series that have been able to truly hurt him are the native Demon Lords and creatures of their power level.
** [[RuleOfFunny Or whenever the writers feel like hurting him]].
** Gourry also seems to display this trait in a fashion similar to ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''. He gets blasted a lot by Lina Inverse (usually for saying or doing something stupid) with spells that are normally fatal and often finds himself on the receiving end of a lot of punishment, and comes out with little more than some soot on the face. Of course, in this case it's PlayedForLaughs.
* Free of ''Manga/SoulEater'' is the regenerative type. He's been stabbed, shot, and encased himself in ice (accidentally), and cut in two And he's still around. Oh, and [[spoiler:Great Old Ones, such as Lord Death and Asura]], also counts, due to being PhysicalGod.
* A villainess in ''Manga/SpeedGrapher'' is ''literally'' made of diamond, a power apparently supported by her frequently eating diamonds (in one case, by biting off some unfortunate girl's ring finger.) In addition to the damage resistance this implies, it's difficult to focus a camera on her ([[MagicalCamera the protagonist's main way of killing things]].) [[spoiler:A can of spray-paint gives him something to focus on, leaving her barely alive. Her boss subsequently determines that she's [[YouHaveFailedMe not so good]] against ThePowerOfBlood.)]]
* The [[SiliconBasedLife Tekkamen]], including the titular hero, of ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' all qualify for this, as part of the transformation renders them MadeOfIndestructium. Blade takes a military-grade nuclear warhead to the ''face'', and isn't so much as ''scratched''.
* This is one of [[Anime/TenchiMuyo The Light Hawk Wings]] most useful features. [[UpToEleven Basically anything actually powerful enough to breach them would destroy the universe as collateral damage]].
* Viral of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' became Nigh Invulnerable after Lord Genome gave him immortality complete with a HealingFactor, although it only sees use once. The [[spoiler:Anti-Spiral leader]] is a Made Of Air EnergyBeing variant, but [[spoiler: that doesn't stop him being killed by a giant hole drilled through his chest]].
** [[spoiler:Or getting his ass kicked in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries the second movie]].]]
* Sunred from ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred'' displays NighInvulnerability on the few occasions a monster [[SneakAttack manages to get a hit in at all]]. He's taken drill attacks that shatter mountains InTheBack (it tore his shirt, pushed him into a river, and made him angry), was blasted with a [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Bardiel-class laser beam]] point blank by a DoAnythingRobot (singed his clothing and made him angry) and an Oni once smacked him in the head with a cast-iron club (the club got bent, and Sunred lost concentration on a game of pachinko. Which made him ''really'' angry).
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' pulls out the ''Earthbound Immortals'', dark forms based off of the Nazca lines. All seven of them (Aslla piscu, Chacu Challhua, Ccarayhua, Ccapac Apu, Cusillu, Uru, and Wiraqocha Rasca) have a special effect that renders them immune to attacks, Spells, and Trap Cards, and they can ''attack the opponent directly''. The only way to reliably get rid of one is to destroy the Field Spell Card present on the field. Each one also has a fun special effect, ranging from controlling opposing monsters to nuking the field to [[GameBreaker cutting the opponent to one Life Point]]. These were not actually tuned down for the real card game, and they are bastards to try and deal with.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Both of the Toguro Brothers are this taken to pretty crazy extremes. [[NobleDemon Younger Toguro]] is of the Made of Diamond variety, as even when Yusuke finally gains equal power to him, nothing short of a full power Spirit Gun was able to damage him, and he only died from the strain put on his body. Elder Toguro is of the regeneration variety, being able to instantly repair almost any wound to his body, shift his body's physical form to dodge attacks, and shift his organs throughout his body. Even [[spoiler: Younger Toguro reducing him to half of a head]] doesn't kill him, as he is able to slowly regenerate from even ''that''. Younger Toguro also has a bit of the regeneration schtick, as his transformations allow him to regenerate large wounds in his body, as shown against Genkai.
** Virtually all S-class beings in the later parts of the manga are this. Considering you have to be a PhysicalGod to qualify as a S-class, this isn't exactly surprising.

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