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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.

The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Immortal Characters in Fiction
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The Doctor


The Doctor is a fictional character from 1999 film Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death. ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: Doctor Who

Powers & Abilities: Time travel

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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Immortal Characters in Fiction
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Wolverine


Logan is a fictional character from the X-Men series. ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: X-Men: First Class, Superhero Movie, Hulk Vs, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, + more

Powers & Abilities: Healing factor, Regeneration

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#5 on The Best Fictional Characters You'd Leave Your Man For

#23 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#3 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

#2 on The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes

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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Immortal Characters in Fiction
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Tom Islava added Deadpool


Deadpool is a fictional antihero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Rob Liefeld, the character first appeared in The New Mutants #98. Deadpool was originally a supervillain in his first appearance in The New Mutants and later in issues of X-Force, before eventually becoming an antihero. Deadpool is a disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary with the superhuman ability of an accelerated healing factor. He is known as the "Merc with a Mouth" because of his talkative nature and tendency to break the fourth wall, which is used by writers to humorous effect. The character was portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in the 2009 film X-Men ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: Deadpool, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe

Powers & Abilities: Martial arts, Healing factor, Immortality, Superhuman strength, Teleportation

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#11 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

#7 on The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes

#13 on The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Immortal Characters in Fiction
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Dimos Dicoudis added Loki


Loki is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor. He is based on the being of the same name from Norse mythology. The character first appeared historically in Venus No. 6 and in modern day in Journey into Mystery No. 85. The character was created by writer Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller Jack Kirby. Loki has appeared in several ongoing series, limited series and alternate reality series, including his own 4-issue series Loki. He appeared in the new issues of Young Avengers in 2013. He began appearing in his solo series Loki: Agent of Asgard in 2014. The character has also appeared in ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: Thor: The Dark World, Thor, The Avengers, Thor: Tales of Asgard, Hulk Vs, + more

Powers & Abilities: Magic in Harry Potter, Shapeshifting, Telepathy, Healing factor, Clairvoyance, + more

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#4 on The Best Fictional Characters You'd Leave Your Man For

#98 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#6 on The Best Comic Book Villains

#4 on The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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