The Greatest Immortal Characters in Fiction

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Vote up the best immortal characters in fiction.

Immortality is a common theme in fiction. It often explores many different themes, from what it means to live forever, to what it’s like to see the world change around you. Many fictional immortal characters deal with eternal loneliness. Characters like The Doctor from "Doctor Who" and the vampire Lestat are constantly looking for companions to spend their eternal, never ending days with, even if they know the company is only temporary.

Many fictional immortal characters are supernatural beings, such as vampires, highlanders, and aliens. The most famous immortal vampires include Dracula, Barnabas Collins, and practically the entire cast of "True Blood," and "Twilight."

Other times immortality comes from a special, even magical source as in the cases of Dorian Gray, Ra’s al Ghul, and Jesse Tuck.

Who is your favorite immortal character? This list features some of the most famous immortal characters to ever appear in fiction, whether it be books, TV, film, or comic books.


  • 1
    1,085 VOTES
    • Appears In: Doctor Who
    • Powers & Abilities: Time travel
  • Wolverine
    Photo: Marvel Comics
    935 VOTES
    • Appears In: X-Men: First Class, Superhero Movie, Hulk Vs, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past
    • Powers & Abilities: Healing factor, Regeneration
  • 3
    840 VOTES
    • Appears In: Thor: The Dark World, Thor, The Avengers, Thor: Tales of Asgard, Hulk Vs
    • Powers & Abilities: Magic in Harry Potter, Shapeshifting, Telepathy, Healing factor, Clairvoyance
  • 4
    914 VOTES
    • Appears In: Deadpool, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe
    • Powers & Abilities: Martial arts, Healing factor, Immortality, Superhuman strength, Teleportation