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The power to never die as long as a certain object exists. Variation of Reliant Immortality.

Also Called

  • Object-Based Immortality
  • Object-Dependent Immortality
  • Phylactery
  • Soul Jar


The user is immortal so long as a specific object, place, being, etc. exists and remains intact. In short, the object is what anchors the user to life.




  • Destruction of the object can render the user mortal, or worse, outright kill them.

Known Users

  • Charlie B. Barkin (All Dogs Go To Heaven); via his watch
  • Rasputin (Don Bluth’s Anastasia 1997); via Reliquary
  • Marrow (Arkwell Academy); via a phoenix
  • Planetary Gears (Captain Earth); via Ego Blocks
  • Vandal Savage (DC Comics); via harvesting the organs of his blood descendants.
  • Ra's Al Ghul (DC Comics); via the Lazarus Pits.
  • Mad Hettie (DC Comics)
  • Vera Moray/Granny Rags (Dishonoured); via her cameo
  • Liches (Dungeons and Dragons) via their phylacteries.
  • Erika Ainsworth/Pandora (Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya)
  • Homunculi (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood); with the exception of King Bradley, whose Philosopher's Stone only contains one soul, the other Homunculi possess stones created from the life forces of multiple people
  • Van Hohenheim (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood); via the Philosopher's Stone.
  • Nila Rahmad (Goosebumps: Return of the Mummy); via amber pendant
  • Voldemort (Harry Potter); via his Horcruxes.
  • Yura of the Hair (InuYasha); via hiding her soul in comb.
  • Dorian Gray (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen); via his painting
  • Rose (The Legend of Dragoon); via her Choker
  • Ulysses Bloodstone (Marvel Comics); via the Bloodgem
  • The Beast (Over the Garden Wall); via Dark Lantern
  • Koschei (Slavic Mythology); hid his soul in needle
  • Gems (Steven Universe)
  • Asagi Aiba (Strike the Blood); via Cain's Altar
  • Magical Girls (Puella Magi Madoka Magica); via their Soul Gems
  • Sauron (Lord of the Rings); via the One Ring

Known Objects

  • Rasputin's Reliquary (Anastasia 1997)
  • Staff of Hermes Trismegistus (Assassin's Creed: Odyssey)
  • Lazarus Pits (DC Comics)
  • Philosopher Stone (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Horcruxes (Harry Potter)
  • The Bloodgem (Marvel Comics)
  • Cosmic Cube (Marvel Comics)
  • Infinity Gauntlet (Marvel Comics)
  • Pledge Stone (Slayers)
  • The Mark of Cain (Supernatural)
  • Soul Gems (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • The One Ring (Lord of the Rings)