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  • In APOC, Clara harnesses the Horseman of Death, and regardless of how painful it may be, she never really dies. She has other more important things to be doing.
  • Schlock Mercenary:
    • Schlock, as an amorphous life form, can regenerate from any amount of mass remaining, but as his memories are distributed throughout his body, he loses his mind if he takes enough damage. His eyes are actually separate lifeforms, that grow on trees on his homeworld. Unusually for this trope he needs to regenerate from what's left of his own mass. If enough of that is lost, he explicitly needs a large outside source of organic material.
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    • Additionally, medical technology of the 23rd century can regrow your body from the head down in less time than it takes you to naturally heal a paper cut.
    • Laz'r'us grade nanites appear to be able to provide this, as witnessed on the two occasions they're called on (for Kevin and General Xinchub).
  • The supernatural races from Silver Bullet Nights all have this to a certain degree. On one hand, you have enhanced vampire and half-vampires who can regenerate limbs and organs. On the other, you have supernatural mortals who can only heal minor injuries.
  • Vinnie, the werewolf soldier from Skins. When he's fighting another monster in prison during a flashback scene, he has a broken nose, black eye and his arm so badly broken that the bone is protruding from the skin. But after he shifts to werewolf form and back again he appears all healed up and actually looks quite handsome.
  • Nightmare Factory:
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    • Emai is a body manipulator, which is exactly what it sounds like. This includes healing herself and others' injuries, however, she cannot control two bodies at the same time.
    • Kreyul's boba teas are also this; they are laced with healing herbs, which help him keep from coughing up blood whenever he thinks about being violent.
  • Sluggy Freelance:
    • Aylee the alien has a powerful healing factor in some of her forms, at least the "larval" one she starts out in. Even years in, she still hasn't got the memo that Earthling limbs do not grow back.
    • Though there are different types, at least some vampires have a Healing Factor that makes them unkillable other than by the proper means, eg. stake through the heart and garlic in the mouth. If you physically damage such a vampire's body really badly (eating their brains or cutting them in half isn't enough), they'll need special means to recover, but it's still possible.
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    • The mysterious brainwashed assassin Oasis, who keeps coming back from the dead, has an incredible normal-human healing factor according to this strip. The suspiciously similar (but opposite) Kusari also recovers from a broken leg within hours. Or maybe it just looks like that because there's more than one of her.
    • While possessing Gwynn's body, the demon K'Z'K basically ignores any injury and pulls himself back together again. At one point Bun-bun ran him through a meat grinder and turned him into burgers. He was up and rampaging again by the next strip.
    • Medical nanites (nano-robots) inserted into the body are invented in the course of the story that can grant a healing factor.
      • Dr. Crabtree, who was involved with their initial creation, eventually has so many in her body that she becomes a kind of nano-cyborg and can somewhat unreliably recover from just about anything... except for an EMP.
      • Medical nanites are a common feature in the alternative future dystopia 4U City. Though they wear out and you always need a new batch, they enable people to recover quickly from injuries, but every citizen also has a 'snapshot' taken of themselves clear down the the firing of every neuron in the brain that can be used to regenerate them with nanites. Too much damage causes them to revert to the state they were in when their snapshot was taken.
    • Lodoze, a parody of Lobo in "GOFOTRON Champion of the Cosmos", heals any wounds and isn't even slowed down by anything less than Your Head Asplode. Still, he's presumed dead after his whole universe started a cycle of exploding and imploding.
    • Demons of the Dimension of Pain must have a Healing Factor considering what kind of injuries they sometimes inflict on each other for fun and subsequently ignore.
  • One of the Super Soldier implants in S.S.D.D has this effect [1]
  • The protagonist in Artificial Time XS, raocow's webcomic is so incredibly stupid that she has the ability to forget and thus, heal every and all wounds. At first, she does feel pain and even passes out, but later on, as she becomes more insane, she doesn't even realize that she's getting injured and not only survives through, say, having her neck snapped, her head blasted off or her entire body being cut to pieces, but doesn't even react to it, happily and non-stop talking while she instantly regenerates from even the most grievous injuries.
  • Damien from El Goonish Shive is expressly stated to have this. Grace and her "brothers" as a shapeshifters presumably has this as well and by extension all Seyunolu and Uryuom have this to a certain extent.
  • Wayward Sons: All Ulympeans and Tytans got this along with their Personality Powers. Beheading is the only way to kill them now.
  • One antagonist, Gwenovere, from Power Of Ether can regenerate form injuries, which is convenient as she is a masochist.
  • In Elijah And Azuu, it's common for both angels and demons to recover from grievous injuries, but one storyline firmly established that Azuu could easily regrow his arm after having it hacked off by a sword that specifically halts a demon's healing factor. His mom was injured by the same sword in an earlier story arc, and she had to consume several souls in order to recover.
  • In Jack those who "missed their chance to die" are apparently this, unfortunately they usually don't realize this. And it's implied to not be a good thing.
  • Webcomic artist Tiffany Ross loves this one so much, two unrelated series have variations of it:
    • The Cyantian Chronicles has it as one of the traits of genetic elites including Alpha and his son, Syrys, Shean Tibal and his bad-boy son, Rama, as well as several cubs (at this point only shown with Rama's son, Vin). Also it only works if the subject is moving, as elites were originally intended as pit fighters.
    • Alien Dice gives us Lexx, who has been injected with repair nanites by the ADC so he can play their game and make the corporation wealthy.
  • Justin of Wapsi Square was revealed to have this power. Several of his ex-girlfriends took advantage of this for their own amusement.
  • In Moon Crest 24, Moon Crests provide this ability.
  • In Bob and George, the Yellow Demon.
  • The battle monsters in But I'm a Cat Person can heal completely from almost any injury, although not so well that food and proper care don't help. Having done this for a couple thousand years now, they can be pretty blasé about the gory details.
  • In Nimona, Nimona gets an arrow wound in her leg that heals quite fast indeed. It's a shapeshifter thing.
    • Turns out she could have healed herself much faster, but held off to mislead Ballister as to the extent of her powers. When she wants to, she can grow an entire dragon body from a few blood cells. In fact, it's ultimately explained that whenever she shape-shifts (which she does casually) her entire body dies and is rebuilt instantly from scratch.
  • In The Order of the Stick, Tarquin possesses a Ring of Regeneration.
  • Rezz & Co Bounty Hunters: Sebastian Krezznar is an alien seemingly capable of regenerating any wound. At the same time, he has a lot of bad luck and a knack for getting himself mortally wounded.
  • In When She Was Bad, Max has a healing factor that is tied to his role as chosen one Amber's bodyguard. It is very powerful in the beginning, when she is inexperienced and vulnerable, but decreases over time as Amber becomes stronger and less reliant on him.
  • Zukahnaut's Hrothgar the Faceless is an Einherjar (a dead viking chosen by Odin to spend his afterlife in a warrior's paradise). He recovers from any injury as though he was still fighting in Valhalla.
  • Tower of God:
    • When Juy Viole Grace gets seriously injured a red lobster-like being pops out of his back and he gets healed almost instantly.
    • Ja Wangnan seems like just an ordinary human who can barely keep up with others of his level, but people start taking notice when he gets his heart pierced, with a hand, and not only survives but is up and moving pretty quickly afterwards.
  • The Far Side of Utopia: There are several characters — an unnamed individual that keeps popping up refers to himself as immortal and has visible fairly instantly regenerated damage (though not his clothes) from an explosion. Mium also appears to regenerate from damage, if not instantly - including from being shot in the head.
  • In Strong Female Protagonist, an insanely powerful Healing Factor is biodynamic superhero Feral's main anomaly. Getting riddled by automatic gunfire will only result in her vomiting out the bullets a few seconds later, and even a sword embedded in her brain does little more than slur her speech and mess up her coordination for a bit. Spurred on by protagonist Alison quitting classic superheroism, she ultimately finds a way to use her powers to save more lives than mere crimefighting ever could: becoming an effectively inexhaustible source for universal donor organs. She is voluntarily Strapped to an Operating Table - being Immune to Drugs, fully conscious the entire time - and her organs, skin and blood are harvested as fast as she can regenerate them.
    • Much later, after Alison coerces Max to supercharge Feral's power, her regeneration speeds up to the point that, not only would it be unnecessary for Feral to undergo more than 40 hours of surgery a month to meet the world's medical demand, but it would be inefficient to do so.
  • Seisha Dree in Harbourmaster was given genetic treatment to make her immune to Yogzarthu bioweapons. The modifications were more powerful than expected, though—she now regenerates from anything, so long as she has enough backup protein to work with, and as a result barely ages, if at all.
  • Undying Happiness is about a girl who moves in with her Internet boyfriend, only to discover that he has uncanny powers of regeneration... to the point where he's able to regenerate from nothing but a skeleton after his house accidentally burns down.
  • Imps in Imp can regrow limbs in hours.
  • Wonder Weenies has Frank, who can survive entire chunks of his head being removed and rapidly heals on account of now being an anthropomorphic hot dog.
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