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  1. TopTenz Master at |

    Only one big omission in my book – Dracula or some other vampire. He was immortal at the cost of his soul and his need to drink the blood of the living. Totally gross.

  2. spencer Phillips at |

    um, for number 4 and number one u r confusing immortal with invincible. Immortal means you can never die…ever…you can never be killed and never die of old age. Invincible means you can't be killed but you can die of old age

    1. Andy Hughes at |

      No, it doesn't. You're wrong.

    2. Anonymous at |

      Actually Claire can never die because her cells stopped aging completely after a while. You can only turn her off temporarily by inserting something into the back of her skull precisely unless you are Peter Patrelli’s father and can take her ability away, then she is no longer immortal. And I agree that wolverine is not immortal because he ages and that is not something you find in any immortal being. On a side note, I believe #1 should have been captain Jack Harkness of Torchwood.

  3. TopTenz Master at |

    Spencer- I disagree. I think all of the most of the members of this list can be killed. Duncan can have his head chopped off so he is near-invincible just like the rest. If you set Ra's Al Ghul on fire and he burns to ashes there won't be anything to hop into the pit.

    Most immortals are only immortal if they take very good care of themselves. Even Dracula needs to avoid food heavy in garlic, a sunny day at the beach and wooden stakes in order to keep his immortal thing going.

  4. Nick at |

    Michael Myers from Halloween???

  5. Tadd at |

    Actually, Wolverine can die. He also ages, just really slow, he will die (if he was real I mean). This article isn't very accurate. TopTenz is also right, Duncan from Highlander was always fearfull of getting his head lopped off. Plus, what's the point in having a real person on this list who was by no means immortal or at least fun to read about?

    1. TopTenz Master at |

      Tadd, I believe Wolverine can be on this list. We don't know for sure if he will eventually die of old age. His healing factor may forever keep him alive. He may age but eventually it may stop or he may finally exist one step from death for eternity. Not the way I would want to spend eternity.

  6. sean at |

    In the chronology of the Highlander universe, Connor Macleod is older, born in 1518, while Duncan was born in 1592. Just saying, I would have gone with Connor.

  7. Sam at |

    TopTenz, hi my name is Sam, I'm citing the pager for my sophomore research paper and I was wondering if you wouldnt mind giving me your last name, so that I can properly cite you in the paper. Toptenz Master doesn't look very professional. Thanks, and best wishes

  8. Susan at |

    I agree with Top Tenz Master. I find it hard to believe there is a top ten list of immortals that lacked any of the famous vampires we know. Dracula, Lestat, even the popular Edward Cullen of today? I'm mystified.

    1. Melanie at |


      Good job Susan :)

  9. Anonymous at |

    Actually, Wolverine can die. He also ages, just really slow, he will die.

  10. Bry at |

    Micheal Myers….. in a movie i saw him get beheaded with an axe, and still manages to comeback.

  11. lurker at |


    Hidan isn't immortal at all. It is further explained in the third official databook that was released by the author himself that Hidan was using a ritual that essentially zombified his body. The requirements for the ritual was to kill someone. If Hidan does not fulfill the ritual, he is rendered mortal and he dies.

    Thus Hidan is confirmed officially dead as he was dismembered and buried in a pit by Shikamaru. His overconfidence relied on his partner, Kakuzu, actually defeating and disposing of the enemy and then retrieving him, but he did not consider the possibility that Kakuzu would actually be killed by Naruto and friends.

    If anything, it's just temporary immortality or pseudo-immortality or self-zombification.

  12. lurker at |

    Bry: In the movie that you are referring to, that was not actually Michael Myers. Michael switched the body with a janitor which explains why Michael was alive in the next film as well as why his sister felt uncertain about whom she just decapitated.

  13. Keith Watabayashi at |

    This list is a great topic but it doesn't seem very well thought-out. Video game characters over literature characters, and a complete omission of Mythology of any kind, doesn't give the list much depth. Where is Dracula, where are Zeus and Odin?

  14. Melanie at |


    Thank you! :)

    1. Fredbob at |

      Because nobody likes Edward except teenage girls. Now go away and watch Twilight for the 876,0283,457th time on mute and say all the words for them like you know you would rather do than BREATHE.

  15. Jess at |

    TV rocks!

  16. Andy Hughes at |

    Old English? Old British more like. Or more specifically, old Welsh. Seriously though, it's the 21st Century, when are Americans going to learn that British and English aren't synonyms?

  17. Connor MacLeod at |

    I am Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. I was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel. And I am immortal.

  18. Ramirez at |

    From the dawn of time we came, moving silently down through the centuries. Living many secret lives, struggling to reach the time of the gathering, when the few who remain will battle to the last. No one has ever known we were among you…..until now.

  19. The Kurgan. at |

    He cares about these helpless mortals?

    That shall be his undoing.

    Father, forgive me. I am a worm.

    I have something to say: it's better to burn out than to fade away!

  20. Jay at |

    Nicholas Flamel. He's supposedly found the sercret of creating gold from base metals and immortality.

  21. Anthony at |

    Perhaps vampires don’t qualify to be in a list of immortals because they are not alive, they are undead. While the vampiric attack that makes them a vampire is fatal, they do not succumb to death.

    Proof? Bram Stoker himself named Dracula as undead, and even considered the title “The Un-Dead” before naming his story “Dracula”, according to Wikipedia.

    I’d give a place in this list to Captain Jack Harkness from “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood” who is restored to life and health after every fatal trauma, including being blown to smithereens.


    It is suggested but never confirmed that Jack’s countless rivivals cause him to evolve into The Face of Boe, ultimately living more than 5 billion years. At the last he willingly expends his life energy to preserve humanity without which sacrifice he would have undoubtedly lived to the last days of the universe.

    A special mention should go to Marvin the Paranoid Android from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” who, although not actually a living thing, manages through excursions in time to become “thirty-seven times older than the Universe itself”.

  22. tylor at |

    well..Q should be #1 easily. he has the ability to move himself(and others)backwards and forwards in time, the ability to transport anywhere in the universe or take any form by just snapping his fingers.
    also what about data? in nemesis he was killed but they found b-4(another android) prior to that and data copied himself onto b-4’s brain. he made a copy of himself and as a machine can live forever right?

  23. Josean at |

    Apocalypse from the X-men, had a Lazarus chamber that rejuvenated him, also the jedi and sith in star wars although they died, kept living as “force ghosts”.

  24. darkknight9761 at |

    Good list. I would like to add a few names; Thor, Hercules, Odin, & Zeus (Marvel), The Guardians of The Universe and Lobo (he died once, now neither Heaven or Hell want him back) (DC), Lt. Cmdr. Data (Star Trek — I know, he’s an artificial lifeform, still, he is a lifeform). I realize that this is a ‘Top Ten’ list, and is subjective, and not all these characters could be included. Very good list though.

  25. Connor at |

    Albedo from Xenosaga!


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