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The 10 Most Iconic Anime Immortals of All Time

The 10 Most Iconic Anime Immortals of All Time

Much like it's very definition, the concept of immortality has itself lived forever. Immortal beings, characters, and people can be seen throughout the history of storytelling, stretching across the entire world, reaching practically every culture and community. Over time a wide variety of adjustments and theories have applied to various stories that change what it means to be immortal but the general concept of living forever is an idea humanity has always fancied in one form or another.

It is human to fear death and thus as humans, we cling to the idea of never dying. We put it in movies, TV shows, and books. Anime is no exception. Some of the best immortal stories in the world have come from the anime universe so it's high time we nailed down the best characters with the best stories. So here they are, the 10 Most Iconic Immortal Anime Characters of ALL time.

1. C.C. from Code Geass

C.C. is a fascinating character. She has a power called the Code. The Code power gives her the ability to bestow onto other humans another power, the Geass. Since C.C. posses the Code, she is ageless, immune to disease, and has the ability to heal like you wouldn't believe. The catch to C.C's immortality is that individuals with the Geass power can strip her of the Code, leaving her no longer immortal.

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2. Kars from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

The Pillar Men are four survivors of an advanced race of humanoids that once ruled over all mankind and Kars is their leader. The Pillar Men increased their power over time in the most alarming way you might imagine. First they created stoned masks that would turn humans into vampires, giving them incredible strength. Then, the Pillar Men would consume them for their power. Cars succeeds in their ultimate goal of making a stone mask that would make them fully immortal and thus, the greatest weaknesses of the Pillar Men have no effect on him.

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3. Kaguya Ootsutsuki from Naruto: Shippuden

Kaguya's story is of epic proportions. Before she came to Naruto's home planet in search of the God Tree, she was a denizen of another world. She found the God Tree and over time consumed is fruit, and the incredible power she gained turned her into a Monster known as the Ten-Tails. Her power consumed her and she was defeated by her very own sons but since she would not die, they split her into 9 smaller monsters and trapped her in the moon.

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4. Ladylee Tangleroad from A Certain Magical Index the Movie: The Miracle of Endymion

During the Crusades, Ladylee consumed ambrosia, a food of the gods that grants immortality. Consuming the food changed her body and gave her the ability to heal no matter what, but she still feels pain. Over time she becomes desperate to die and attempts to destroy the entire world but after failing to do so, she discovers that even a total annihilation of the planet would not be enough to kill her.

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5. Sousuke Aizen fro Bleach

Aizen became immortal after fusing with a powerful crystal called the Hougyoku. He was so powerful that Aizen bent reality to turn being sliced in half into a non-existent injury. Ultimately, he loses the fight but he does not die and is sentenced to thousands of years in prison instead.

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6. Zombieman from One Punch Man

As an S-Class superhero, Zombieman is a rare exception, for he did not earn this classification by an ability to destroy but instead his inability to die. Impressively, there was even a time he was reduced to nothing but atoms and all it did was make his revival take a little longer than usual.

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7. Ryuk from Death Note

The Shinigami are a race of beings charged with observing the human world and taking human life and Ryuk is the one we spend the most time with in this series. They do so through the use of a book called a Death Note. The Death Note will take the life of anyone whose name is written in it and therefore the Shinigami can see the name of any human being. Every time they take the life of a human, their remaining life span is added to their own. However, they can die if they permanently stop writing names in the book and there is a rule that if not followed will kill them.

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8. Hiro Hiyorimi from Princess Resurrection

A servant to the royal family, Hiro is a "blood warrior." The relationship between a blood warrior and a royal family member is very dark. A member of the royal family can use their blood to bring someone back to life or accelerate healing on non-fatal wounds and injuries. In order to not die permanently, Hiro and the other blood warriors must drink the blood of a royal family member every few days.

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9. Elder Toguro from Yuu Yuu Hakusho

Elder Toguro was once a human being who became demon at his own request, which was as a reward for winning a fighting tournament. He gained the ability to shape-shift and manipulate his body into objects, most commonly weapons. Although he originally was capable of dying under the right circumstances, he became fully immortal after surviving a near death experience. Ultimately, Elder Toguro spends eternity trapped inside a tree, suffering indefinitely.

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10. Digimon

While through reincarnation most digimon do not retain the memories of their previous life and some throughout the series do die permanently, for the most part, every time a Digimon dies their body re-configures into a new DigiEgg and they are reborn! Some Digimon, such as those with human partners and strong, evil Digimon will retain the memories of their previous life.

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