"It's called unbreakable skin, fool."
― Luke Cage (Marvel Comics)
"We've trained our bodies such that we can turn them into 'iron carapaces' if we so choose..."
― Blueno describing Tekkai/Iron Body (One Piece)
"And she just doesn't get hurt! When she's wrecking the towns, sinking battleships or eats direct gun or cannon fire. Her tough as nails body simply doesn't suffer as much as a scratch! As you said, she really is an iron balloon!"
― Capone Luke "Gang" Bege on Charlotte Linlin/Big Mom (One Piece)
"You think a little heat is gonna bother me? I'm Lobo, I ride through the cold of space and the heat of blazing suns!!"
― Lobo after tanking Superman's Heat Vision (DC Comics)
"All that for a drop of blood."
― Thanos after Iron Man's repeated assault (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

The power to possess drastically greater durability than what is naturally possible. Sub-power of Supernatural Body. Advanced version of Enhanced Durability. Variation of Dermal Armor.

Also Called

  • Advanced/Immense/Unnatural Durability
  • High-Level Superhuman Durability
  • Super/Superhuman Durability
  • Super/Superhuman/Supernatural Toughness
  • Supernaturally Dense/Resilient Tissue
  • Near/Nigh-Invulnerability


The user's body tissue, skin, muscles, bones, etc. are extremely resilient, allowing them to withstand harmful forces on the body such as crushing weights, impacts, pressures, changes in temperature, etc. Also, users usually possess drastically enhanced levels of strength and stamina, due to how durable their body has become, allowing them to resist tearing muscles and/or breaking their bones.



  • Peak Human Durability: User has conditioned durability at the peak of human limits.
  • Enhanced Durability: User's durability is beyond peak human limits, but not to high superhuman levels.
  • Supernatural Durability: User's durability is greatly superhuman, being able to withstand extreme temperatures and pressures, virtually all corrosives, punctures, and concussions without sustaining injury.
  • Absolute Durability: User absolutely cannot be injured.



  • Not complete invulnerability.
  • Certain abilities that are capable of bypassing tough skin like Absolute Strength, Telepathy, Durability Negation, etc, can be counteractive against this power.
  • May have a set duration.
  • User may sacrifice flexibility and speed for strength and durability.
  • User may be notably heavier than their overall size would suggest.
  • May complicate receiving medical treatment.

Known Users


  • Appoplexians (Ben 10 series)
    • Rath
  • Arburian Pelarotas (Ben 10 series)
    • Cannonbolt
    • Rollaway
    • Wreckingbolt
  • Petrosapiens (Ben 10 series)
    • Diamondhead
    • Crystalfist
  • Fourmungousaur (Ben 10 series)
  • Transylians (Ben 10 series)
    • Frankenstrike (Ben 10 series)
    • Vicktor
  • Vaxasaurians (Ben 10 series)
    • Humungousaur
    • Ultimate Kevin
  • Vilgax (Ben 10 series)
  • Great One (Ben 10 series)
  • Kevin 11 (Ben 10)
  • Crystalsapien (Ben 10)
    • Chromastone
    • Sugilite
  • Quarry (Generator Rex)
  • Po Kong (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Cole (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Stitch (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Juniper "June" Kim Lee (The Life & Times of Juniper Lee)
  • Powerpuff Girls (Powerpuff Girls)
  • 5.0.5. (Villainous)
  • Chase Young (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Blackfire (Teen Titans Go!)
  • Max Steel (Max Steel)
  • Vehaan Arya/Shaktimaan (Shaktimaan: The Animated Series)
  • Metro Man (Dreamworks' Megamind)
  • Superior Man (Superman: Red Son/DC Animated Movies)
  • AntiVilgax (Ben 10 Reboot)


  • Atlanteans (DC Comics)
  • Ethan Avery/Damage (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Icon (DC Comics)
  • Kryptonians (DC Comics); via yellow sun radiation
  • Martians (DC Comics)
  • Reign (Worldkillers) (DC Comics)
  • Thanagarians (DC Comics)
  • Lobo (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • The Drowned (DC Comics)
  • Atlas (DC Comics)
  • Big Barda (DC Comics)
  • Despero (DC Comics)
  • Knockout (DC Comics)
  • Glory (Image Comics)
  • Vltrumites (Image Comics)
  • Mangog (Marvel Comics)
  • Adam Warlock (Marvel Comics)
  • America Chavez (Marvel Comics)
  • Atlanteans (Marvel Comics)
  • Bor Burison (Marvel Comics)
  • Colossus (Marvel Comics); via Organic Steel Form
  • Drax The Destroyer (Marvel Comics)
  • Emma Frost (Marvel Comics); via Diamond Form
  • Exodus (Marvel Comics)
  • Luke Cage (Marvel Comics)
  • Armor (Marvel Comics)
  • Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Hulkling (Marvel Comics)
  • Juggernaut (Marvel Comics)
  • Flint Marko/Sandman (Marvel Comics)
  • Karkas (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki Laufeyson (Marvel Comics)
  • Mar-Vell/Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics)
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics)
  • Odin Borson (Marvel Comics)
  • Olympians (Marvel Comics)
  • Red Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Stepford Cuckoos (Marvel Comics); via Diamond Form
  • The Thing (Marvel Comics)
  • Thor Odinson (Marvel Comics)
  • Tony Stark (Marvel Comics); via Iron Man armor
  • Tyrant (Marvel Comics)
  • Vox (Marvel Comics); Super-Inhuman
  • Super-Skrull (Marvel Comics)
  • Titania (Marvel Comics)
  • Torque (Valiant Entertainment)
  • Elephant (Image Comics)
  • Kurr/Savage Dragon (Image Comics)
  • Allen the Alien (Image Comics)
  • Biff Baker/Planet (Image Comics)
  • Doomsboy (DC Comics)
  • Mauler Twins (Image Comics)
  • Abomination (Marvel Comics)
  • Bi-Beast (Marvel Comics)
  • Dinosaurus (Image Comics)
  • Michael Steel/Ironclad (Marvel Comics)
  • John Eisenhart/Hulk 2099 (Marvel Comics)
  • Britney (Image Comics)
  • Omni-Man (Image Comics)


  • En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse (X-Men Movies)
  • Warpath (X-Men Movies)
  • Jeremiah Stone (Bomb Squad)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Brandon Breyer/Brightburn (Brightburn)
  • Kurse (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Jenny Johnson/G-Girl (My Super Ex-Girlfriend)
  • Jefferson Reed/Meteor Man (Meteor Man)


  • Titan/Arion Zimmerman (The Guardians Saga)
  • Patrick Donovan (The Young Guardian)
  • Derek Marvin (The Young Guardians)

Live Television

  • Gravedigger (Black Lightning)
  • A-Train (The Boys)
  • Black Noir (The Boys)
  • Homelander (The Boys)
  • Queen Maeve (The Boys)
  • Translucent (The Boys)
  • Original Vampires (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals/Legacies)
  • The Beast (The Originals)
  • Dragon (Legacies)
  • Erotes (Legacies)
  • Ciro Funes (Los Unicos)
  • Ruben Hagi (Los Unicos)
  • Power Rangers and villains (Power Rangers)
  • Borg Drones (Star Trek)
  • Soong-type Androids (Star Trek)
    • Data
  • Species 8472 (Star Trek)
  • Various Power Rangers (Power Rangers Series)


  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Arrancar (Bleach); via "Hierro"
  • Quincy (Bleach); via "Blut Vene"
  • Cang Du (Bleach)
  • Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)
  • Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Bleach)
  • Ryūichi Sendō (Code:Breaker)
  • Skinn Bolic (D.Gray-Man)
  • Various Characters (Dragon Ball series)
    • Frieza
    • Jiren
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball series)
    • Broly
  • Acnologia (Fairy Tail)
  • Dragons (Fairy Tail)
  • Torafusa (Fairy Tail)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Irene Belserion (Fairy Tail)
  • August (Fairy Tail)
  • Gildarts Clive (Fairy Tail)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  • Laxus Dreyar (Fairy Tail)
  • Madmole (Fairy Tail)
  • Mercuphobia (Fairy Tail: The 100 Years Quest)
  • Aldoron (Fairy Tail: The 100 Years Quest)
  • Selene (Fairy Tail: The 100 Years Quest)
  • Shiki Granbell (Edens Zero)
  • Drakken Joe (Edens Zero)
  • Dark Golems (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • The Captain (Hellsing)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Sairaorg Bael (Highschool DxD)
  • Tōkajin (InuYasha)
  • Kongoh Family (Kongoh Bancho)
  • Roland (Lord Marksman and Vanadis)
  • Third Raikage Ay/A (Naruto)
  • Fourth Raikage Ay/A (Naruto)
  • Kakuzu (Naruto)
  • Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Delta (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Boro (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Koji Kashin (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Deepa (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Isshiki Ōtsutsuki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Urashiki Ōtsutsuki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Users of Rokushiki/Six Powers (One Piece); via Tekkai/Iron Body
    • CP9 members
    • High Ranked Navy Officers
  • Users of Busoushoku/Armament Haki (One Piece)
  • Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece); via Monster Point
  • Bobby Funk (One Piece)
  • Various Characters (One Piece)
  • Earth Dragon (Rewrite)
  • Lunar's Papa (Seto no Hanayome)
  • Astarte (Strike the Blood)
  • Ban (Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Escanor (Seven Deadly Sins); during the day.
  • Armored Titan Shifters (Shingeki no Kyojin)
    • Reiner Braun
  • Kumoko/Shiraori (So I'm a Spider, So What?)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling); after his Second Awakening
  • Tetsuhito Kagiroi (Tenjho Tenge)
  • Yaya (Unbreakable Machine Doll)
  • Gatasubal (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Younger Toguro (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Tabletop Games

Video Games

  • Mace (Cry of Fear)
  • Sawer (Cry of Fear)
  • Cart Dogs (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Chomper (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Cowgirls (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Fork Maidens (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Grand Wizards (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Guardian (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Horrors ((New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Intoxigator (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Jakob/Cult Leader (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • One As Many/Rat King (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Possessed Scarecrows (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Priestesses (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Son of Intoxigator (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Wendigos (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • SOLDIERs (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Gargantuas (Hλlf-Life series)
  • Tentacles (Hλlf-Life series)
  • Shamblers (Quake series)
  • Armagon (Quake: Scourge of Armagon)
  • Dragon (Quake: Dissolution of Eternity)
  • Guardians (Quake: Dissolution of Eternity)
  • Hephaestus (Quake: Dissolution of Eternity)
  • Mummies (Quake: Dissolution of Eternity)
  • Overlords (Quake: Dissolution of Eternity)
  • Tyrants (Resident Evil)
  • William Birkin (Resident Evil 2); via the Golgotha/G-Virus
  • Giant Dragonmen (Serious Sam); Cut
  • Mamuts (Serious Sam); Cut
  • Ugh-Zan III (Serious Sam: The First Encounter)
  • Mordekai (Serious Sam: The Second Encounter)
  • Cecil (Serious Sam II)
  • Kwongo (Serious Sam II)
  • Prince Chan (Serious Sam II)
  • Khnum (Serious Sam 3: BFE)
  • Ugh-Zan IV (Serious Sam 3: BFE)
  • Closers (Silent Hill 3)
  • Bash (Skylanders)
  • Giants (Skylanders)
  • Malefor (Skylanders)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Skaarj Queen (Unreal)
  • Warlord (Unreal)
  • Titans (Unreal series)
  • Giant Skaarj (Unreal: Return to Na Pali)


Known Items





Video Games


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