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"I've been tortured by the Devil himself. So you, you're just an accent in a pantsuit. What can you do to me?"
― Sam Winchester to Lady Toni Bevell (Supernatural)
"I have removed the bullet and three others, a blowgun dart, two shark's teeth, the tip of a bayonet, a twisted paper clip, and a meager handful of buckshot. You may want to learn how to duck."
― Phantom Limb to Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.)

The ability to endure more physical discomfort than average humans. Sub-power of Peak Human Condition. Not to be confused with Peak Human Durability and Stamina.

Also Called

  • Exceptional Resilience
  • Exceptional Tolerance to Physical Pain
  • Honed Endurance/Resilience
  • Peak Human Resilience
  • Peak Human Stress Tolerance
  • Phenomenal Endurance/Resilience
  • Immense/Superior/Maximum (Human) Endurance/Resilient


Users can endure more physical stress than average members of their species. They can tolerate large amounts of physical pain such as being shot or stabbed repeatedly, burned with high heat, and beatings that no ordinary person could handle. They can also hold their breath for large intervals like 10-30 minutes while underwater, and remain calm through stressful or painful situations. Users can also tolerate extreme hunger, unbearable thirst, and strong urges to sleep. Being able to fight non-stop for 12 hours to a day without food, water and sleep.





  • This can cause extreme discomfort on the body.
  • The mind may shut down to prevent mental damage.

Known Users


  • Akuru Akutsu (Aho Girl)
  • Brawler (Akudama Drive)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Various Characters (Fist of the North Star)
  • Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Caesar Zeppeli (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part II: Battle Tendency)
  • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Parts II: Battle Tendency & III: Stardust Crusaders)
  • Jean Pierre Polnareff (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders)
  • Jotaro Kujo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Josuke Higashikata (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond Is Unbreakable)
  • Various Characters (Kingdom)
  • Various Characters (Kengan Ashura/Omega)
  • Yuno Gasai (Mirai Nikki)
  • Various Characters (One Piece)
  • Various Characters (One-Punch Man)
  • Natsuki Subaru (Re:Zero)
  • Bean Bandit (Riding Bean)
  • Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)


  • Stan Smith (American Dad!)
  • Jeff Fisher (American Dad!)
  • Sterling Archer (Archer)
  • Pam Poovey (Archer)
  • Black Dynamite (Black Dynamite)
  • Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.)


  • Conan (Conan the Barbarian)
  • Various Characters (Marvel Comics)
  • Various Characters (DC Comics)
  • Various Characters (G.I. Joe)

Live Television/Movies

  • Gallifreyans (Doctor Who)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Tyler Rake (Extraction)
  • Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill)
  • John Rambo (Rambo series)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Supernatural Hunters (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
    • Brotherhood of the Five
    • Jeremy Gilbert

Video Games

  • Isaac Clarke (Dead Space series)
  • Nathan Drake (Uncharted series)

Web Original




Live Television