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"Thing ruined by immortality #45 - skydiving. Zero adrenaline. You might as well just be in your bed."

Immortal Man is a suggestion-based webcomic that follows the misadventures of an immortal man as he explores the various time periods he finds himself in.

Written by Tailor TF, The comic began in July 2017 and is currently ongoing.

See also: Tailor's other webcomic Cult Following.

Immortal Man contains examples of:

  • Battle Strip: I.M. 'Goes rambo' by taking his shirt off and tying it around his waist.
  • Beneath the Earth: The surface of the wasteland hides a race of glowing green mutants below.
  • Big Guy Rodeo: I.M. attempts to choke out Lord Bucket in this manner.
  • Bucket Helmet: The boss of the wasteland sports one of these.
  • Bullet-Proof Fashion Plate: Despite remaining stationary for centuries at a time, being chained up underwater, floating in a vat of goo, and being subjected to a building-sized explosion, I.M.'s clothes never show any dirt or wear nor does his hair fall out of his trademark style.
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  • Butterfly of Doom: Stabbing someone with a random red syringe possibly caused the apocalypse and created a race of mutants
  • Cement Shoes: The comic begins with I.M. chained to a cement block at bottom of the ocean, condemned there for 'reasons not even he remembers anymore'.
  • Companion Cube: The protagonist becomes attached to a skull he finds in the wasteland after naming it.
    "Alright, well you know his vote now. Not that you expected anything different. Same old Skullsburry.
    You are losing your goddamn mind."
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: One of I.M.'s distinguishing features.
  • Dashed Plot Line: The protagonist typically explores a time period for a while, zones out for years until he finds himself in a new setting, then rinse & repeat.
  • Dull Surprise: I.M.'s reaction to the violent raid of the lab he was being kept in.
    "Your logic tells you that you should be afraid or confused, but all you're thinking is that now you're gonna be spitting up green stuff for the next hour."
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  • Explosion Propulsion: I.M.'s method of escape from the death pit.
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: I.M. zones out and ends up standing on air after the end of a cliff.
  • Groin Attack: I.M. employs this strategy against Lord Bucket.
  • Hand Signals: Since he doesn't know the language everyone else is speaking, this is his main form of communication.
    "You make an attempt at the classic "What the hell, man?" shrug. This is typically used as a request to end one's bogus behavior and explain one's self immediately."
  • Hurricane of Puns: I.M. comes up with a few cracks about him being trapped under a fridge.
    "...none of these puns are making you feel better about your leg being stuck in the crisper. At least this thing's empty."
  • Imaginary Enemy: I.M.'s hallucinated skeletal companion 'Terry' is far from polite.
  • Immortal Immaturity: I.M. frequently flips people off, and at one point draws dickbutt on a piece of paper.
    "This is childish, but nobody ever said immortality cancels out immaturity."
  • Inner Monologue: The majority of the story is told through the protagonist thinking to himself.
  • I Regret Nothing: Shouted by I.M. while hurling Skullsburry over a fence on a whim.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Being unhurtable doesn't stop him from getting tossed around, thrown through walls, punched in the face, or dropped off cliffs.
  • Language Barrier: I.M. has yet to meet anyone that speaks english, and has to communicate in body language and doodles.
  • Language Drift: Upon surfacing after an indeterminately-long time chained up underwater, I.M. is frustrated to discover that language has morphed so significantly that he can no longer communicate.
    "Oh, right. It's the future. What was it that linguists say? In 500 years any language becomes warped to the point of being unrecognizable? Awesome."
  • Living Relic: After zoning out in the wasteland, he ends up in a time in which he is possibly the only human left.
  • Made of Indestructium: I.M.'s hawaiian shirt, jeans, & shoes are inexplicably just as immortal as he is.
  • Neck Lift: Lord Bucket drops I.M. into a death pit this way.
  • Newspaper Dating: One of the protagonist's only 'goals' is to find a calendar, or otherwise anything than can point him towards his current date.
  • Not Big Enough for the Two of Us: "There's only room for one super tough stoic in this apocalypse."
  • Perpetual Expression: Aside from the occasional smirk or raising of eyebrows, I.M. always wears the same blank expression.
  • People Jars: I.M. is stuck into one of these to be experimented on.
    "It's the same story every time. You just can't be immortal in peace without some jackass sticking you in a test tube to try and "study" you."
  • Pipe Pain: I.M. wields a pipe in his final confrontation against Lord Bucket.
  • Ridiculously Potent Explosive: A match and an ice cream truck worth of gasoline produces an explosion the size of an apartment complex.
  • "Risky Business" Dance: I.M. does a limited-space version of the Hustle in his cell, not realizing two women are watching him through the security cameras.
  • Scavenged Punk: The second setting the protagonist finds himself in.
  • Second-Person Narration: The protagonist's internal monologue.
  • Sickly Green Glow: The mutants.
  • Single Tear: Lord Bucket sheds one after being exposed to I.M.'s battle prowess.
  • Skewed Priorities: I.M. registers more surprise in reaction to discovering where a shirtless society kept their laundry than he did when a task force broke into the lab he was in via explosion, or when he discovered there was a race of mutants living underground in the wasteland.
  • Slime, Snails, and Mutant Tails: The general aesthetic of the wasteland mutants.
  • Spikes of Doom: The wasteland features these, both on walls and in a death pit.
  • There Was a Door: While I.M. and Lord Bucket are wrestling, they bust into a building through a wall that was right next to an open door.
  • Time Abyss: The protagonist's main character trait.
  • Time Dissonance: Many years pass in what seems to be under a minute from I.M.'s perspective.
  • Time Skip: Anytime I.M. 'zones out', he tends to skip over a few centuries.
  • Toxic Waste Can Do Anything: Subverted. I.M. licks some toxic waste wondering if it will give him superpowers, but all it does is gross him out.
  • Wingdinglish: The future language is represented this way.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: I.M. often expresses displeasure with his unique situation.


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