"For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity."
― Wisdom of Solomon 2:23
"We conceive of immortality as having a beginning, but no end; but we conceive of eternity as having neither beginning nor end. Hence it is proper to speak of eternity as the attribute of God, but of immortality as the attribute of man."
― HORACE MANN, Thoughts
"Time... Time flows by us like water. The ages pass until we are weary, so weary of life. Everything we create is destroyed, the lands we love are upturned. Mortal man may pass beyond this world, even if they do not know what lies there, but the elves... the elves must stay. You are about to face something, Ancanar, that may require stronger faith then you now have. Death... death is a gift."
― Finlome (Ancanar)

The power to be eternal and indestructible. Sub-power of Omnipotence. Absolute version of Immortality. Combination of Eternal Soul, Mental Continuation and Unfettered Body. Not to be confused with Eternal Existence.

Also Called

  • Banned from Death/Dying
  • Complete/Eternal/Godly/Meta/Omnipotent/Perfect/Pure/Total/True Immortality
  • Endless/Infinite Life
  • Endlessness Entity
  • Eternal/Unkillable Physiology
  • Imperishable Existence
  • True Unkillability

Capabilities

The user is absolutely immortal, and cannot die, age, get sick, be permanently wounded, is absolutely self-sustained and, as their mind and soul are as immortal as their biological bodies, they are immune to mental/spiritual damage. Any injuries the user suffers will immediately heal, even if the user's body is disintegrated or blown up or completely erased and even if the user is completely destroyed to the sub-atomic level, they will still return to life. Alternately, some users are absolutely immune to all harm, and can never die from any natural causes. Either way, they are inerasable and are unaffected to time manipulation of any level. Users completely transcend the concept of death itself, though many users transcend both the concepts of life and death.

The user's existence and soul become completely free and independent of even the concept of reality, making them unbound to the subjects of life, death, and manipulations. User's existence is eternal to the point that they would not only continue to exist even after the end of time but would also remain completely unaffected and unchanged by it, essentially outliving time itself. Also, the power cannot be removed by any means. Overall, only a truly Omnipotent being can kill the user or affect their immortality. In some cases user's existence can overpower almighty laws, thus rendering their immortality truly perfect and absolute.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Omnipotent beings can kill users regardless of their immortality being "absolute".
  • Can be sealed/banished in another or an empty dimension with no hope of escape/return.
  • User may still be able to feel pain.
  • Nonexistence can permanently erase the user.

Known Users

See Also: Complete Immortality.

Folklore/Mythology

  • Creator Deities (Mythology)
    • Allah/God/Jehovah/Yahweh (Abrahamic Religions)
    • Ometeotl (Aztec Mythology)
    • Chaos (Greco-Roman Mythology)
    • Ananta-Shesha (Hinduism)
    • Para Brahman (Hinduism)
    • Behemoth (Judeo-Christianity)
    • Leviathan (Judeo-Christianity)
    • Ziz (Judeo-Christianity)
    • Bathala (Philippine Mythology)
  • Daniel (Shemhamphorash)

Literature

  • Azathoth (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Sun Wukong (Journey to the West)

Live Television

  • The Eternals (Doctor Who)
  • Gauardians of time (Doctor Who)
  • Nagilum (Star Trek: TNG)

Comics

  • Caroline Sharp/Eternity Girl (DC Comics)
  • Death of the Endless (DC Comics)
  • Overvoid (DC Comics)
  • Empty Hand (DC Comics)
  • Pralaya (DC Comics)
  • Oblivion (Marvel Comics)

Anime/Manga

  • Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Zeno (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Salem (RWBY)
  • White Queen/Black Maw (The Unexplored Summon://Blood Sign)
  • Sacred Ancestor (Vampire Hunter D)
  • D (Vampire Hunter D)

Video Games

  • Lord Ao (AD&D)
  • Daederic Princes (Elder Scrolls)
  • Raven (Guilty Gear)
  • Lady of Pain (Planescape)
  • Lothar (Planescape: Torment)
  • Virgil, The Ring Lord (Saga Frontier)
  • Kaguya Hōraisan (Touhou Project)
  • Fujiwara no Mokō (Touhou Project)
  • Eirin Yagokoro (Touhou Project)
  • Archetype: Earth (Tsukihime)
  • Ouroboros (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Lich (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Chione (Valkyrie Crusade)

Tabletop Games

  • Lilith (World of Drakness)

Known Objects

  • Fruit from the Tree of Life (Biblical Mythology)
  • Hōgyoku (Bleach)
  • Super Dragon Balls (Dragon Ball); potentially
  • Hōrai Elixir (Touhou Project)

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