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Elves leaving Middle-earth

The Elves (Lord of the Rings) cannot die of natural causes.

Introduction

Immortality is the term given to people who cannot die from natural means, whether this be due to longevity, regeneration, or other means.

Types

1: Longevity: Characters gifted with this type of immortality cannot die from natural causes, such as old age or conventional illness, but can be killed by unnatural causes.

2: Immortality without regeneration: Characters with this degree of immortality can survive a high degree of physical damage, though they cannot regenerate from it either.

3: Immortality via regeneration: Characters with this type of immortality can simply regenerate damage, though the usefulness of this type depends on the degree of regeneration.

4: Immortality via godhood, or protection from a deity: A character that was either granted immortality by a god, or is immortal because of its hierarchical position due to godhood, so that its divine immortality is less a power, and more treated as a consequence of its state of being as a deity.

5: Perfect Immortality: Complete and utter inability to ever die. This is typically reserved for questionable omnipotents.

6: Parasitic: The person attains a sort of immortality by bodyhopping, transferring their soul to another body.

7: Undead: Self explanatory. The undead generally double up with other types of immortality, often being impossible to kill through conventional means.

8: Reliant Immortality: The power to be immortal so long as a certain object, person, concept etc. exists.

9: Transcendental Immortality: Characters whose true selves exist independently from the plane where they can be killed. For example, a conceptual being doesn't die even if its body, soul, etc will be erased from existence.

10: Meta-Immortality: Entities that are not alive or dead in a conventional sense, standing outside the ordinary laws of reality, temporality, and dimensionality (of any number). If it is possible to destroy such a character, it can only be accomplished by a being of a similar or higher existence.

  • Examples: All 1-A characters

Notes

Immortality type 1 is for characters that do not age at all, not ones that are simply long-lived. The second type should be listed with Longevity instead.

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