Enhanced Regeneration (Power)

Also Called

  • Accelerated Healing/Regeneration 
  • Cellular Regeneration 
  • Enhanced Healing 
  • Healing Factor 
  • High Speed Regeneration 
  • Regeneration 
  • Spontaneous Regeneration 
  • Superhuman Healing 
  • Rapid Cell Regeneration 
  • Superhuman Regeneration 

Capabilities

The user can rapidly heal from minor to serious ills, the rate of recovery varies and can sometimes result in the slowing, or even stopping, of aging. Some can grow missing limbs, others must put the limb back in place for rapid regeneration. User's cells regenerate very rapidly, or upon command. May also have effects on cell health or immunities. 

Applications

  •  Heal wounds and injuries from fights such as bruises, stab wounds, burns, etc. 
  •  High level users can regenerate every damaged tissues and cells, even complex ones such as nerves and brain cells. 
  •  Can regrow severed limbs and/or organs. 
  • Enhanced Condition 
  • Enhanced Immunity 
  • Extended Longevity or Eternal Youth 
  • Healing Blood 
  • Limb Reattachment 
  •  Limited Self-Sustenance. 
  • Omni-Immunity 
  • Pain Suppression 
  • Regenerative Durability 
  •  Indulge in smoking or drinking without worrying about long-term effects. 
  •  Fight in a berserk style to cause massive damage without worrying about injuries. 

Methods

  • Autotomy: repair oneself by replacing your wounded cells. 
  • Atomic Manipulation: repair oneself at a atomic level 
  • Biological Manipulation: repair/regenerate one's own damaged cells. 
  • Consumption Healing: eating anything to regenerate any damaged parts or cells. 
  • Event Negation: negating injuries to "regenerate" wounds. 
  • Haemopotent Regeneration: regenerate oneself using blood 
  • Infinite Supply: provide oneself with an infinite energy supply to constantly repair damage. 
  • Molecular Manipulation: repair oneself at a molecular level. 
  • Nanite Manipulation: utilize nano-machines to repair bodily damage. 
  • Organic Regeneration: repair oneself by absorbing living or non-living organic material. 
  • Subatomic Manipulation: repair oneself at a subatomic level 
  • Telekinesis: induce biological/molecular manipulation via psychic powers. 
  • Temporal Healing: return one's own body to a state before it suffers any damage. 
  • Wound Transferal: transfer sustained damage to another, while healing oneself. 

Variations

Ample Regeneration 

  • Ample Regeneration, also called Surplus Regeneration or the Hydra Effect is a version of Rapid Regeneration in which the user grows back extra of whatever body parts are lost or lethally injured. One with this ability may lose an arm, and grow back two, or the like. This ability can be used to increase the strength of the user, or for more ambidextrous function. One with this ability can even lose a head, and they will grow back two, or the like, because this ability is often accompanied by disassociated identity. 
    •  The user’s body will only grow back two limbs or organs at a time; and the body can subliminally intuit when not to grow back extra parts (so the user doesn’t end up with eight heads or the like, which will actually impair function instead of helping it). 
Anatomical Recall 
  • Anatomical Recall is the ability to psychically "re-collect" one's body parts after said parts have been dismembered or removed from the body. This ability can be used even after a powerful dismemberment such as a nuclear explosion, as long as the pieces of the body are capable of responding to the mind's psychic signal (and not confined or restrained). This ability makes being dismembered and vaporization impossible, as the body will simply pull itself back together. This power (most common with those capable of detonation) is often accompanied by Anatomical Automatism and/or Rapid Regeneration. 

Healing Trance

  •  Healing Trance is the ability to psychically undergo a trance, allowing the user’s body to heal without danger. One with this ability may generate an aura of healing energy, a psychic aura which accelerates the healing process, or a defensive aura to prevent further damage. In the first case, the life energy required may be absorbed from outside areas. In the second case, the energy comes from the mind. In the third case, the aura levitates the user and matches any outside force so as to be impenetrable by potentially-harmful outside forces. It is often either one of these or a combination of these situations. 

Nerve Regeneration

  • Nerve Regeneration, also called Neural Regeneration or Nervous System Regeneration is the ability to regenerate one’s nerves (which usually are incapable of regeneration) and to return them back to their original state after harm. One with this ability could be stabbed with a knife, and they would only feel it for about a second before the nerves in the wound recovered from the sensation of pain. The user could also use this ability to resist being stunned, going unconscious, going into shock from intense pain or permanently losing sensation in any part of the body. 
    •  This ability may even grant the user immunity to paralysis, stroke, mental disability or the like, if the entire nervous system can regenerate. 
    •  Note: This ability implies that only the nervous system can regenerate; if this ability accompanies normal Rapid Regeneration, then it is counted with that ability as one. 

Rapid Recovery

  • Rapid Recovery or Accelerated Recovery is a variation of Rapid Regeneration in which the user can recover from harmful effects much faster than normal. One with this ability can recover from a high or a hangover in a fraction of the time it would take normal humans. This ability does not regenerate any damaged tissue or cleanse the agent from the body any quicker than normal; but it helps the user to recover from stunning blows, unconsciousness and minor sicknesses (even fatigue, and the like) much faster than normal. 
    •  If this ability accompanies normal Rapid Regeneration, then it is considered a part of that ability, not a separate superhuman ability. 

Rapid Regrow

  • Rapid Regrow, also called Malleable Regeneration or Regrowth is the ability to regenerate at a rate faster than normal, like normal Rapid Regeneration. However, whenever the user’s body regenerates, he can regenerate to the point of re-growing lost limbs and body parts, instead of the damage just healing. The user of this ability can lose hands, fingers, even perhaps eyes or other organs, and they will simply regrow, leaving the others dead or useless (or perhaps just ready for harvesting in transplantation). The user could only die by aggravated damage. 
    •  If this ability accompanies normal Rapid Regeneration, then it is considered a part of that ability, not a separate superhuman ability. 

Reforming

  • Reforming, also known as Reconstitution, is the power to pull oneself back together after being blown up. 

Totipotency

  • Totipotency is the superhuman ability to regenerate one’s entire body back from just one part of one’s body (even as small as a cell). This ability implies that if the user was reduced to ashes/dust (by means like vaporization or disintegration) then the user’s psyche would only need to attune himself to one of his cells, and that cell could almost instantaneously regenerate a brand new, perfectly unharmed, healthy body for the user. The psyche would move into that body (which looks like the old body, and so it’s almost as though the user were never harmed). 
    •  If the user is de-aged or shrunk, then his body can also use this ability to return to normal size. Not to mention, if a piece of the user is removed, he can use this ability to regenerate the lost body part into an entire replicate of himself (along with probably regenerating himself, as this ability is often accompanied by normal Rapid Regeneration). 

Levels of Regeneration

Unstable Level (example: Tsuchimikado Motoharu)

  •  Healing may be unreliable, as it could either fail anytime or have a limit on how many times it can be used. 
  •  May come at a cost, such as accelerating cellular division and aging to close up the wound. 
  •  May require a certain condition to activate regeneration, such as the consumption of blood. 
  •  Regeneration may be limited to a certain part of the body, instead of the whole. 

Basic Level (example: Kanou Taisuke)

  •  Minor wounds such as cuts, bruises and light burns heal faster than normal. 
  •  More major wounds takes more time to heal. 
  •  Recovering from minor to moderate blood loss. 
  •  Lost limbs may be able to return by reattaching it if not too much time have passed. 
  •  Critical wounds such as lost of limbs, damaged nerves, and internal organs cannot be regenerated, as wounds would simply close up faster and lost organs remain lost. 
  •  Cells that are fatally damaged, such as by burning, cannot be regenerated, resulting in permanent scarring. 

Expert Level (example: Ulquiorra Cifer)

  •  External wounds, including fractured bones and deeper burns, may heal at a much more accelerated rate, disregarding of severity. 
  •  Cellular division slows down, greatly extending the user's lifespan. 
  •  Lost limbs may be regenerated quickly. 
  •  Regenerate from loss of blood. 
  •  Minor damaged internal organs may heal, but more severity may be beyond repair. 
  •  Nerves may remain damaged. 

Advanced Level (example: Creed Diskenth)

  •  Minor to major wounds heal instantaneously, to the point of as though they never happened. 
  •  Lost limbs and internal organs may be completely regenerated. 
  •  Damaged nerves and (to a certain extent) brain cells can recover. 
  •  Cellular division would be halted, eternal youth. 
  •  Critically and fatally damaged cells can regenerate, preventing scars. 
  •  User can regenerate as long as the head/brain is damaged to no more than a certain level. 
  •  User has high resistance to toxins, diseases and alcohol. 
  •  Destruction of the head is one of the few sure methods to ensure the user's death. 

Master Level (example: Majin Buu)

  •  User may regenerate completely as long as one cell or even molecule remains intact. 
  •  Cellular regeneration and rejuvenation would be so powerful, the user would be close to true immortality. 
  •  Brain cells and nerves can be completely repaired, to the point of keeping the mind intact. 
  •  Decapitation would be pointless as user can regenerate a head, or the head can regenerate a whole new body. 
  •  User is practically immune to drugs, disease, and all harmful foreign substances. 
  •  User will forever be in their optimal health and physical prime. 
  •  The only way to inflict long term exhaustion and injury on the user is to use attacks faster than the speed of regeneration at a repeated rate. 

God Level (example: Uchiha Madara)

  •  User can regenerate from a subatomic level, or even from absolutely nothing, to the point of absolute immortality. 
  •  Impossible to exhaust or permanently injure, regardless of attack speed. 
  •  Removal of soul or temporal erasure are the only methods of killing the user. 

Associations

  • Ash Resurrection 
  • Biological Manipulation 
  • Body Manipulation 
  • Enhanced Durability 
  • Enhanced Immunity 
  • Health Manipulation 
  • Omni-Immunity 
  • Resurrection 
  • Self-Sustenance 
  • Shapeshifting 

Limitations

  •  Instantly lethal attacks are likely un-recoverable. 
    •  Complete Disintegration or Incineration may kill the user permanently. 
    •  Decapitation and distancing of the head away from the body may kill the user, as it prevents the brain from sending signals to the body to regenerate, with the exception of those with Cephalophore or those who can regenerate a whole body via the head. 
    •  Destroy the head and brain for the same reason. 
  •  Wounds of extreme depth or those carrying deep emotions may not completely heal, resulting in scars. 
  •  Brain cells can be repaired, but if the cerebral cortex (where information, memories, awareness and consciousness are processed) is damaged, unless the user is at least master-level, complex issues may arise: 
    •  Since the information transmittance ceases, it stops telling the body to regenerate, killing the user. 
    •  Even if it does repair, damaged memories may not regenerate, causing the user to have nothing more than primal instincts at best. 
    •  As long as the cerebral cortex remains unharmed, the user is practically immortal, being able to regenerate pretty much from that one portion alone. 
  •  If the weapon used stays on the wound, regeneration may be slowed or stopped. 
  • Pain Suppression may not be included. 
  •  Some forms of regeneration simply forces cell division to occur faster, rather than repairing/reviving damaged cells, and thus this actually speeds up aging shortening lifespan. 
  •  May still be vulnerable to disease. 
  •  Depending on injuries, regenerating abilities may change. 
  •  May not be able to regenerate internal organs. 
  •  Removal of ability may cause the user to age rapidly by the amount that the regeneration had held off all the time.

Definition for DC Comics

Accelerated Healing

Sometimes called a "healing factor", Accelerated Healing is a term used to describe the ability of some characters to recover from bodily injuries or disease at a superhuman rate. It differs from Regeneration because although the character can repair from major tissue damage and even regenerate entire cells it cannot repair separated limbs or torn cells. So knee injuries will heal but if the knee is torn off then Accelerated Healing cannot help. 

Other uses of Accelerated Healing include recovery from diseases and illnesses at an accelerated state. These can range from not being affected by colds to healing diseases such as Cancer or HIV in a matter of days.

Characters

A
  • Alexander Fairchild (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Apollo (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Ares (New Earth)
  • Aten (New Earth)
  • Augustus Freeman (Dakotaverse)
B
  • Bane (New Earth)
  • Bartholomew Allen (Earth-21)
  • Bartholomew Allen (Earth-31)
  • Bartholomew Allen (Earth-3898)
  • Bartholomew Allen (Earth-51)
  • Bartholomew Allen (Earth-Mortal Kombat)
  • Bartholomew Allen (Justice)
  • Bartholomew Allen (Lego Batman)
  • Bartholomew Allen (Super Friends)
  • Bartholomew Allen (The Batman)
  • Bartholomew Allen II (DCAU)
  • Bartholomew Allen II (New Earth)
  • Bigby Wolf (Fables)
  • Bilbat (Earth-S)
  • Brainiac 8 (New Earth)
  • Brion Markov (New Earth)
  • Bryan Mallory (Dead Earth)
C
  • Carrie Allen (Earth-3898)
  • Carter Hall (New Earth)
  • CeCe Beck (Post-Zero Hour)
  • Charlotte Gage-Radcliffe (New Earth)
  • Colin Wilkes (New Earth)
  • Connor Hawke (New Earth)
D
  • Daemonites
  • Daniel Cassidy (New Earth)
  • Darkseid (DCAU)
  • David Hersch (New Earth)
  • David Kim (Dakotaverse)
  • Dawn Allen (New Earth)
  • Decadence (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Defile (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-One)
  • Diana of Themyscira (Earth-22)
  • Dominic Mndawe (New Earth)
  • Don Allen (New Earth)
  • Donald Hall (New Earth)
  • Donna Troy (New Earth)
  • Doomsday (New Earth)
  • Doomsday (Superman: Doomsday)
  • Doomslayer (New Earth)
  • Drax (New Earth)
E
  • Edward Bloomberg (New Earth)
  • Edward Clariss (New Earth)
  • Edward Walker (New Earth)
  • Etrigan (New Earth)
F
  • Flash (Barry Allen)
  • Flash (Earth-10)
  • Flash (Earth-11)
  • Flash (Earth-Teen Titans)
  • Frederick Freeman (Earth-22)
  • Frederick Freeman (Earth-S)
  • Frederick Freeman (Justice)
  • Frederick Freeman (New Earth)
G
  • Genocide (New Earth)
  • Grace Choi (New Earth)
  • Gregor Dosynski (New Earth)
H
  • Helena Kyle (Birds of Prey)
  • Helspont (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Hightower (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Hippolyta Trevor-Hall (New Earth)
I
  • Immorto (Pre-Zero Hour)
  • Iris West II (Earth-22)
  • Iris West II (New Earth)
  • Ishmael Gregor (New Earth)
J
  • Jack Ryder (Earth-22)
  • Jack Ryder (New Earth)
  • James Harper (New Earth)
  • Jason Garrick (DCAU)
  • Jason Garrick (Earth-2)
  • Jason Garrick (Flash: The Fastest Man Alive Vol 1 6)
  • Jason Garrick (New Earth)
  • Jason Garrick (The Brave and the Bold)
  • Jay West (Earth-3898)
  • Jean-Paul Valley (New Earth)
  • Jebediah of Canaan (New Earth)
  • Jenni Ognats (Post-Zero Hour)
  • Jennifer Sparks (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Jodi Morinaka Slayton (Wildstorm Universe)
  • John Cooper Hawksmoor (Wildstorm Universe)
  • John Lynch (Wildstorm Universe)
  • John Tower (Dakotaverse)
  • Jonathan Chambers (New Earth)
  • Jonathan Fox (New Earth)
K
  • Kendra Saunders (New Earth)
  • Kirk DePaul (New Earth)
L
  • Lady Charis (Wildstorm Universe)
M
  • Marc Slayton (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Mari McCabe (New Earth)
  • Mary Batson (Earth-22)
  • Mary Batson (Earth-S)
  • Mary Batson (Justice)
  • Mary Batson (New Earth)
  • Max Mercury (New Earth)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm Universe)
N
  • Niatpac Levram (Earth-S)
  • Nikolas Andreyvitch Kamarov (Wildstorm Universe)
O
  • Olympia Atreidae (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Onomatopoeia (New Earth)
P
  • Percival Edmund Chang (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Persephone (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Peter Cannon (New Earth)
  • Priscilla Kitaen (Wildstorm Universe)
Q
  • Quanto (Pre-Zero Hour)
R
  • R'amey Holl (New Earth)
  • Raymond Terrill (New Earth)
  • Richard Kent Shakespeare (Pre-Zero Hour)
  • Rosabelle Mendez (New Earth)
  • Rose Tattoo (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Ryan Kendall (New Earth)
S
  • Sabina De La Croix (New Earth)
  • Salvador Joel Alonday (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Savitar (New Earth)
  • Shiera Sanders (New Earth)
  • Siobhan McDougal (New Earth)
  • Slade Wilson (New Earth)
  • Slyxx (Wildstorm Universe)
T
  • Tana Moon II (New Earth)
  • Tanist (DC One Million)
  • Teth-Adam (Earth-16)
  • Teth-Adam (Earth-S)
  • Teth-Adam (Justice)
  • Teth-Adam (New Earth)
  • Teth-Adam (Return of Black Adam)
  • Teth-Adam (The Brave and the Bold)
  • Tsavo (Prime Earth)
W
  • Wallace West (Earth-22)
  • Wallace West (Earth-3898)
  • Wallace West (Justice)
  • Walter West (Dark Flash Saga)
  • Waylon Jones (New Earth)
  • William Batson (DCAU)
  • William Batson (Earth-16)
  • William Batson (Earth-21)
  • William Batson (Earth-22)
  • William Batson (Earth-5)
  • William Batson (Earth-Mortal Kombat)
  • William Batson (Earth-S)
  • William Batson (Justice)
  • William Batson (Magic of Shazam)
  • William Batson (New Earth)
  • William Batson (Return of Black Adam)
  • William Batson (The Brave and the Bold)
  • William Batson (Tiny Titans)
  • William Cobb (Prime Earth)
Y
  • Yohn Kohl (Wildstorm Universe)

Regeneration

Regeneration is the body's ability to automatically repair injuries at a rate of speed that surpasses that of a normal human. As this is a power and not a skill, medical knowledge is not required for this to take effect. Super-speedsters develop this power as a function of super-speed and their connection to the Speed Force. In some cases, an individual may even possess the ability to regenerate missing limbs. This power is exclusive to an individual's own body and cannot be used on others

Characters

A
  • A'monn A'mokk (New Earth)
  • A'morr (New Earth)
  • A-Mortal (New Earth)
  • Achilles Warkiller (New Earth)
  • Alan Frog (Lost Boys)
  • Alicia Collins (New Earth)
  • Allen Barr (New Earth)
  • Andrew Bennett (New Earth)
  • Arisia Rrab (New Earth)
  • Armek (New Earth)
  • Arthur Curry (Justice)
  • Azzarene (New Earth)
B
  • B'arzz O'oomm (Earth-16)
  • Babe Tanaka (New Earth)
  • Bel Juz (Earth-One)
  • Benn Blanx (Earth-One)
  • Bog Venus (New Earth)
  • Burning Martians
C
  • Cain, Sire of All Vampires (New Earth)
  • Carnivore (New Earth)
  • Cassius Payne (New Earth)
  • Cay'an (New Earth)
  • Charles Bell (Dakotaverse)
  • Charon (New Earth)
  • Clayface (Earth-9)
  • Crucifer (New Earth)
D
  • D'all (New Earth)
  • D'Kay D'Razz (New Earth)
  • Dagon (Team Titans)
  • Dal'en (New Earth)
  • Dala (New Earth)
  • Dala (The Brave and the Bold)
  • Dartalg (Pre-Zero Hour)
  • David (Lost Boys)
  • David (Vamps)
  • David Kim (Dakotaverse)
  • Davis Bloome (Smallville)
  • Deathstorm (New Earth)
  • Deborah Dancer (New Earth)
  • Dracula (Earth-43)
  • Dunya Mishkin (New Earth)
E
  • Edgar Warnock (New Earth)
  • Eduardo Del Toro, Jr. (Bite Club)
  • Eduardo Del Toro, Sr. (Bite Club)
  • Edward Trane (New Earth)
  • Ellie Mae Skaggs (New Earth)
  • Emil Veldt (New Earth)
  • Emily Briggs (New Earth)
  • Equus (New Earth)
F
  • Flambe (Dakotaverse)
  • Flash (Wally West)
  • Fluxus (New Earth)
  • Fury (Prime Earth)
G
  • Ghost Hiding in the Rushes (New Earth)
  • Gloriana Tenebrae (New Earth)
  • Green Martians
  • Gustav Decobra (Earth-One)
H
  • Henry Bendix (Wildstorm Universe)
J
  • J'ahrl J'onzz (New Earth)
  • J'en (Earth-One)
  • J'onn J'onzz (Crisis on Two Earths)
  • J'onn J'onzz (Justice)
  • Jason Rusch (Crisis on Two Earths)
  • Jason Rusch (New Earth)
  • Jason Rusch (The Brave and the Bold)
  • Jezz Davison (Vamps)
  • Jock (New Earth)
  • Jonathan Gunnarson (New Earth)
  • Jonathan Williams (New Earth)
K
  • K'hym J'onzz (New Earth)
  • Kettle Hole Devil (New Earth)
L
  • Lady Styx (New Earth)
  • Lobo (DCAU)
  • Lobo (New Earth)
  • Lois Lane Robot
  • Louis DuBois (Earth-One)
M
  • M'gann M'orzz (New Earth)
  • M'yri'ah J'onzz (New Earth)
  • M'yrnn J'onzz (New Earth)
  • Ma'alefa'ak J'onzz (New Earth)
  • Margaret Carle (New Earth)
  • Marshal (Earth-One)
  • Martin Stein (New Earth)
  • Mary Seward (New Earth)
  • Master Shoju (New Earth)
  • Mica'kel (New Earth)
  • Michael Cray (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Mick Wong (New Earth)
  • Mikaal Tomas (New Earth)
  • Mikhail Arkadin (New Earth)
  • Mink (Vamps)
  • Moyshe Nakhman (New Earth)
N
  • Neron (New Earth)
  • Niccolai Tepes (New Earth)
  • Nik Mayak (New Earth)
  • Nina Skorzeny (New Earth)
  • Norda Cantrell (New Earth)
P
  • Pallas Athena (Earth-One)
  • Pallas Athena (Earth-S)
  • Pallas Athena (Earth-Two)
  • Pallas Athena (New Earth)
  • Patrick O'Brian (Earth-22)
  • Patrick O'Brian (New Earth)
  • Persephone (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Peter Ross (Amalgam Universe)
  • Primaid (New Earth)
  • Protex (New Earth)
R
  • Rachel L. Rhodes (Wildstorm Universe)
  • Red Tornado (Justice)
  • Richard Morse (New Earth)
  • Risa Del Toro (Bite Club)
  • Roh'kar (New Earth)
  • Rominoff (New Earth)
  • Ronald Raymond (New Earth)
S
  • Saint Columba (New Earth)
  • Scarlet Vampire (Earth-S)
  • Scatter (New Earth)
  • Schrek (New Earth)
  • Screech (Vamps)
  • Sebastian Blood IX (New Earth)
  • Sha'sheen J'onzz (New Earth)
  • Shaggy Man I (New Earth)
  • Shaggy Man II (New Earth)
  • Shaggy Man III (New Earth)
  • Simon Dark (New Earth)
  • Skeeter (Vamps)
  • Sonny Sumo (New Earth)
  • Soseh Mykros (New Earth)
  • Sy'rann (New Earth)
T
  • Tanya (Earth-43)
  • Telok'telar (New Earth)
  • Thomas Kirk (New Earth)
  • Tig Rafelson (Prime Earth)
  • Till'all (New Earth)
  • Todd Russell (New Earth)
  • Tronix (New Earth)
V
  • Vampire Burglar (Earth-S)
  • Vampires
  • Victor Christianson (New Earth)
  • Vincent Cade (Earth-8)
  • Vincent Velcoro (New Earth)
  • Vincent Velcro (The Brave and the Bold)
W
  • Wade Eiling (New Earth)
  • Whipsnake (Vamps)
  • White Martians
  • William Kessler (New Earth)
  • William Leather (Wildstorm Universe)
Y
  • Yuri Rashnikov (New Earth)
Z
  • Zborra (New Earth)
  • Zenturion (New Earth)
  • ZüM (New Earth)

Definition for Image Comics

Healing factor

A healing factor is a term used to describe the ability to recover from bodily injuries or disease at a superhuman rate. 

Artistic license

The efficiency of a character's healing factor, as with all "powers", varies hugely depending on the situation and the writer writing it, with, as a story is being told, drama being the key factor. 

Broad displays of artistic license have often led to debates among fans of particular comic book characters that have superhuman rates of healing, as to which comic characters heal faster, or exactly which level their healing factors are. 

Comics

There are numerous characters within the Image Comics universe that possess some form of accelerated healing ability. The source of these "healing factors" ranges from genetic mutation to artificial enhancement to magic. The exact limits of each character's healing powers is often a source of debate among fans since that many of their healing powers have fluctuated in efficiency, due to the practice of artistic license by multiple writers and artists. 

The members of the various groups and races possess their "healing factors" as a result of mystical energies and influences that are common to their species. Many members of the various "gods" are able to heal themselves by purposely channeling the mystical energies of their bodies to heal themselves to exceptional degrees. 

However, some individual members of the groups and races possess near-true immortality, which means that they have completely stopped aging and they can't physically die except under specific circumstances. Some individual "gods" can only truly die if a significant portion of their bodily molecules are scattered, thus preventing them from regenerating vital areas of their anatomy essential to survival.

Characters

  • Spawn

Definition for Marvel Comics

Healing Factor

A healing factor is a term used to describe the ability to recover from bodily injuries or disease at a superhuman rate. 

Description

There are numerous characters within the Marvel Universe that possess some form of accelerated healing ability. The source of these "healing factors" ranges from genetic mutation to artificial enhancement to magic. The exact limits of each character's healing powers is often a source of debate among fans since that many of their healing powers have fluctuated in efficiency, due to the practice of artistic license by multiple writers and artists. 

The members of the various groups and races listed above possess their "healing factors" as a result of mystical energies and influences that are common to their species. Many members of the various "gods", Eternals, and Elders, are able to heal themselves by purposely channeling the mystical energies of their bodies to heal themselves to exceptional degrees. 

However, some individual members of the groups and races mentioned possess near-true immortality, which means that they have completely stopped aging and they can't physically die except under specific circumstances. Some individual "gods" and Eternals can only truly die if a significant portion of their bodily molecules are scattered, thus preventing them from regenerating vital areas of their anatomy essential to survival. 

The incarnation of Death itself has banned the Elders of the Universe from entering its realm, which would indicate that the Elders possess true immortality and can't physically die and will regenerate no matter the magnitude of injury or injuries. Vampires, werewolves, and various other characters listed above cannot impose their "will" over their healing powers. Their "healing factors" are an automated response of their bodies. Also, a number of the characters listed above possess variable degrees of invulnerability in addition to enhanced healing abilities. In many cases, their levels of invulnerability are considerably higher than their healing rate. 

There are numerous others, however, the individuals and groups mentioned are some of the more well known. 

Aspects

As every power this one has several aspects which may or may not apply to every character that possesses healing factor. Those include: 
Disease Immunity: This provides him/her with highly efficient immune system, which renders them immune against all known diseases and infections. 
Foreign Chemical Immunity: This affords the character with virtual immunity to poisons and drugs. 
Insulated Weather Adaptation: Their's body is highly resistant to certain elemental extremes such as extreme heat or cold. 
Telepathic Resistance: Enables characters to block telepathic attacks. 
Slowed Aging: Provides them with an extended lifespan by slowing the effects of the aging process. Characters may be over 100 years old, but retain the appearance and physical condition as if they were in there physical prime of their lives. 

Characters

A
  • Absalom (Earth-616)
  • Agent X (Nijo) (Earth-616)
  • Aginar (Earth-616)
  • Air-Walker (Automaton) (Earth-616)
  • Ajax (Pantheon) (Earth-616)
  • Akihiro (Earth-616)
  • Alyosha Kravinoff (Earth-616)
  • Amatsu-Mikaboshi (Earth-616)
  • Amora (Earth-616)
  • Ananym (Earth-616)
  • Andreas Zorba (Earth-616)
  • Apocalypse (Earth-1610)
  • Aquaria Neptunia (Earth-616)
  • Aquaria Neptunia (Earth-902124)
  • Aquaria Neptunia (Earth-90324)
  • Aquaria Neptunia (Earth-92124)
  • Archibald Dyker (Earth-616)
  • Arkady Rossovich (Earth-101001)
  • Arkady Rossovich (Earth-11052)
  • Arkady Rossovich (Earth-295)
  • Arkady Rossovich (Earth-4400)
  • Arkady Rossovich (Earth-5692)
  • Arkady Rossovich (Earth-616)
  • Arkady Rossovich (Earth-7964)
  • Arkady Rossovich (Earth-807128)
  • Arkady Rossovich (Earth-8096)
  • Arkady Rossovich (Earth-92131)
  • Arkon (Earth-616)
  • Arthur Douglas (Earth-616)
  • Asad (Earth-26320)
  • Atalanta (Pantheon) (Earth-616)
  • Avery Connor (Earth-616)
  • Axeman Bone (Earth-616)
  • Azura (Earth-616)
B
  • Batragon (Earth-616)
  • Bennet du Paris (Earth-616)
  • Black Swan (Earth-616)
  • Blanche Sitznski (Earth-616)
  • Bloodscream (Earth-616)
  • Brandon Tark (Earth-93060)
  • Brian Kornfield (Earth-616)
  • Brother Mutant (Earth-127)
  • Bruce Banner (Earth-1610)
  • Burnum Bishop (Earth-1191)
C
  • Cain Marko (Earth-616)
  • Cairbre (Earth-616)
  • Callisto (Earth-616)
  • Calvin Rankin (Earth-11052)
  • Calvin Rankin (Earth-12)
  • Calvin Rankin (Earth-33629)
  • Calvin Rankin (Earth-616)
  • Candra (Earth-616)
  • Carl Mach (Earth-616)
  • Carlos Lobo (Earth-616)
  • Cassandra Nova Xavier (Earth-616)
  • Century (Alien) (Earth-616)
  • Charles Barnabus (Earth-616)
  • Charles Xavier (Earth-905)
  • Charlie Cluster-7 (Earth-616)
  • Chinook (Earth-616)
  • Christoph Nord (Earth-616)
  • Christopher Daniels (Earth-616)
  • Chupa (Earth-26320)
  • Citadel (Earth-616)
  • Claudine Renko (Earth-616)
  • Composite (Earth-691)
  • Craig Hollis (Earth-616) C cont.
  • Crease (Earth-26320)
  • Cul Borson (Earth-616)
  • Cupid (Earth-616)
  • Curtis Conners (Earth-1610)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-1298)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-21117)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-2149)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-311)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-3752)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-616)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-6799)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-760207)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-91119)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-92100)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-92131)
  • Curtis Connors (Earth-TRN123)
  • Curtis Webb (Earth-26320)
D
  • Danica Talos (Earth-26320)
  • Daniel Ketch (Earth-616)
  • Daniel Rand (Earth-616)
  • Daredevil (Earth-9997)
  • Deacon Frost (Earth-26320)
  • Dead Girl (Moonbeam) (Earth-616)
  • Deadpool (Wade Wilson)
  • Death's Head (Minion) (Earth-8410)
  • Decimus Furius (Earth-616)
  • Delroy Garrett Jr. (Earth-616)
  • Dieter Reinhardt (Earth-26320)
  • The Doctor (Earth-5556)
  • Donna Diego (Earth-616)
  • Doombot (Earth-616)
  • Doreen Green (Earth-616)
  • Dorrek VIII (Earth-616)
  • Dragonetti (Earth-26320)
  • Dromedan (Earth-616)
  • Druig (Earth-616)
E
  • Ebenezer Laughton (Earth-616)
  • Edith Harker (Earth-616)
  • Edward Brock (Earth-2149)
  • Eli Damaskinos (Earth-26320)
  • Elijah Bradley (Earth-616)
  • Elliot Boggs (Earth-1610)
  • Elvin Haliday (Earth-616)
  • Emil Blonsky (Earth-199999)
  • Emil Blonsky (Earth-616)
  • Emil Blonsky (Earth-8545)
  • En Dwi Gast (Earth-616)
  • Eric Brooks (Doppelganger) (Earth-616)
  • Eric Brooks (Earth-2149)
  • Eric Brooks (Earth-26320)
  • Eric Brooks (Earth-616)
  • Eric Brooks (Earth-91119)
  • Eric Masterson (Earth-616)
  • Esteban Corazón De Ablo (Earth-616)
F
  • Fin Fang Foom (Earth-1298)
  • Fin Fang Foom (Earth-20051)
  • Fin Fang Foom (Earth-2992)
  • Fin Fang Foom (Earth-311)
  • Fin Fang Foom (Earth-3752)
  • Fin Fang Foom (Earth-534834)
  • Fin Fang Foom (Earth-80734)
  • Fin Fang Foom (Earth-904913)
  • Fin Fang Foom (Earth-9997)
  • Frankenstein's Monster (Earth-616)
  • Freak (Vagrant) (Earth-616)
G
  • Gabriel Stacy (Earth-616)
  • Gamora (Earth-616) G cont.
  • Garbha-Hsien (Earth-21993)
  • Garbha-Hsien (Earth-616)
  • Garbha-Hsien (Earth-92131)
  • Gaveedra Seven (Mojoverse)
  • Georges Baptiste (Earth-616)
  • Ghost Maker (Earth-616)
  • Gideon (Earth-21993)
  • Gideon (Earth-77995)
  • Gilgamesh (Earth-616)
  • Ginniyeh (Earth-616)
  • Gitano Dragonetti (Earth-26320)
  • Goblyn (Earth-616)
  • Gorgon (Earth-616)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-20051)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-2149)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-2301)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-398)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-4321)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-58163)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-616)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-70105)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-730834)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-82101)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-8720)
  • Greer Grant (Earth-9511)
  • Grom (Earth-616)
H
  • Hannibal King (Earth-616)
  • Hans (Sinister) (Earth-616)
  • Harold Osborn (Earth-1610)
  • Hector (Pantheon) (Earth-616)
  • Hela (Earth-616)
  • Hellverine (Earth-616)
  • Helmut Halfling (Earth-616)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-1031)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-10330)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-1036)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-1038)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-1081)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-12)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-1298)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-15104)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-161)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-1610)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-1815)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-20051)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-2122)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-21993)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-22490)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-295)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-398)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-4321)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-4732)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-5113)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-523002)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-5692)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-70105)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-721)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-763)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-77995)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-80219)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-807128)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-811)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-81727)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-8234)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-8320)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-8545)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-8649)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-90227)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-9105)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-92272)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-9670)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-9916)
  • Henry McCoy (Earth-9997)
  • Henry McCoy (X-Beast) (Earth-616)
  • Hephaestus Aetnaeus (Earth-616)
  • Hercules (Clone) (Earth-616)
  • Hercules (Earth-5692)
  • Hermes Diaktoros (Earth-616)
  • Herr Kleiser (Earth-1610)
  • Hiro-Kala (Earth-616)
  • Hope Summers (Earth-616)
  • Hope Summers (Earth-91119)
  • Hudson Logan (Earth-982)
  • Hui Lin (Earth-616)
  • Hulk (Robert Bruce Banner)
  • Hydra (Olympian Beast) (Earth-616)
I
  • Inez Temple (Earth-616)
  • Inhumans (Skrull) (Earth-616)
J
  • J'onn J'onzz (Earth-9602)
  • Jack Harrison (Earth-616)
  • Jacob Gavin, Jr. (Earth-616)
  • Jacob Russoff (Earth-616)
  • James Howlett (Earth-10005)
  • James Howlett (Earth-1004)
  • James Howlett (Earth-1005)
  • James Howlett (Earth-1008)
  • James Howlett (Earth-10245)
  • James Howlett (Earth-1031)
  • James Howlett (Earth-1033)
  • James Howlett (Earth-1034)
  • James Howlett (Earth-12)
  • James Howlett (Earth-1610)
  • James Howlett (Earth-199406)
  • James Howlett (Earth-2149)
  • James Howlett (Earth-2182)
  • James Howlett (Earth-21993)
  • James Howlett (Earth-24133)
  • James Howlett (Earth-295)
  • James Howlett (Earth-34922)
  • James Howlett (Earth-50701)
  • James Howlett (Earth-5700)
  • James Howlett (Earth-58163)
  • James Howlett (Earth-600123)
  • James Howlett (Earth-6195)
  • James Howlett (Earth-81156)
  • James Howlett (Earth-8545)
  • James Howlett (Earth-900)
  • James Howlett (Earth-90210)
  • James Howlett (Earth-90411)
  • James Howlett (Earth-90816)
  • James Howlett (Earth-94831)
  • James Howlett (Earth-97799)
  • James Howlett (Earth-9811)
  • James Howlett (Earth-9997)
  • James Howlett (Earth-TRN208)
  • James Madrox (Cortex) (Earth-616)
  • Jarko Grimwood (Earth-26320)
  • Jazinda Kl'rt-Spawn (Earth-616)
  • Jennifer Walters (Earth-616)
  • Jennifer Walters (Earth-91119)
  • Jimmy Hudson (Earth-1610)
  • Johann Shmidt (Earth-59662)
  • John Falsworth (Earth-616)
  • John Greycrow (Earth-616)
  • John Howlett, Jr. (Earth-4011)
  • John Jameson, Jr. (Earth-616)
  • Johnathon Blaze (Earth-616)
  • Johnathon Blaze (Earth-91119)
  • Jolen (Earth-616)
  • Jonathan Hart (Earth-616)
  • Jonathan Martin (Earth-93060)
  • Jonathan Richards (Earth-967)
  • Joshua Foley (Earth-616)
  • Joshua Guthrie (Earth-616)
  • Julia Carpenter (Earth-616)
K
  • Karima Shapandar (Earth-616)
  • Kendall Logan (Earth-9811)
  • Kenji Uedo (Earth-616)
  • Kevin Sidney (Earth-1081)
  • Khoryphos (Earth-616)
  • Kikyo Mikage (Earth-101001)
  • Kimora (Earth-616)
  • Kro (Earth-616)
  • Kyle Gibney (Earth-616)
  • Kyle Gibney (Earth-807128)
L
  • Lambda-Zero (Earth-616)
  • Laura Kinney (Earth-616)
  • Leapin' Lizard (Earth-7840)
  • Leslie Gesneria (Earth-616)
  • Lighthammer (Earth-26320)
  • Lobe (Earth-616)
  • Logan Wayne (Earth-9602)
  • Lou Hackett (Earth-616)
  • Lucia Callasantos (Earth-616)
  • Lucifer (Lightbearer) (Earth-616)
  • Luke Cage (Earth-616)
  • Luke Cage (Earth-91119)
  • Lunatik (Mercenary) (Earth-616)
M
  • Mac Garrity (Earth-616)
  • MacDonald Gargan (Earth-616)
  • Madcap (Earth-616)
  • Malcolm Colcord (Earth-616)
  • Malekith (Earth-616)
  • Mantis (Earth-616)
  • Marc Spector (Earth-616)
  • Marc Spector (Earth-91119)
  • Maria Callasantos (Earth-616)
  • Maria Callasantos (Earth-9997)
  • Mark Milton (Earth-4023)
  • Mark Milton (Earth-712)
  • Marrow (Sarah) (Earth-1610)
  • Marrow (Sarah) (Earth-295)
  • Marrow (Sarah) (Earth-5692)
  • Marrow (Sarah) (Earth-616)
  • Marrow (Sarah) (Earth-80920)
  • Marrow (Sarah) (Earth-TRN177)
  • May Parker (Earth-982)
  • Melati Kusuma (Earth-616)
  • Melody Jacobs (Earth-616)
  • Mephisto (Earth-616)
  • Mercury (Earth-26320)
  • Michael Morbius (Earth-1610)
  • Michael Morbius (Earth-616)
  • Michael Morbius (Earth-91119)
  • Miguel O'Hara (Earth-91119)
  • Miguel O'Hara (Earth-928)
  • Mikhail Rasputin (Earth-295)
  • Miles Warren (Earth-616)
  • Monet St. Croix (Earth-616)
  • Morg (Earth-616)
  • Mortigan Goth (Earth-616)
N
  • Namor McKenzie (Earth-616)
  • Nathan Summers (Earth-58161)
  • Nathaniel Essex (Earth-1298)
  • Nathaniel Essex (Earth-295)
  • Nathaniel Essex (Earth-616)
  • Nathaniel Essex (Earth-807128)
  • Nathaniel Essex (Earth-92131)
  • Nathaniel Essex (Earth-95099)
  • Native (Earth-616)
  • Nicodemus (Earth-21993)
  • Nicodemus (Mutant) (Earth-616)
  • Night Raven (Vigilante) (Earth-616)
  • Niles van Roekel (Earth-50701)
  • Nina Price (Earth-616)
  • Norman Osborn (Earth-1610)
  • Norman Osborn (Earth-1720)
  • Norman Osborn (Earth-616)
  • Nyssa Damaskinos (Earth-26320)
O
  • Ororo Munroe (Earth-1298)
  • Osiris (Earth-616)
P
  • Paradox (Strange) (Earth-616)
  • Paragon (Earth-50701)
  • Patrick Mulligan (Earth-616)
  • Paul Cartier (Earth-616)
  • Pearl (Earth-26320)
  • Peter Parker (Earth-24133)
  • Peter Parker (Earth-772)
  • Peter Parker (Earth-8101)
  • Peter Parker (Guardian) (Earth-616)
  • Peter Ross (Earth-9602)
  • Phoebus Apollo (Earth-616)
  • Piranha (Earth-616)
  • Pluto (Olympian) (Earth-616)
  • Poseidon Aegaeus (Earth-616)
  • Priest (Earth-26320)
Q
  • Quinn (Earth-26320)
R
  • Racquel (Earth-26320)
  • Ramon Hernandez (Earth-616)
  • Rancor (Earth-691)
  • Raven Darkholme (Earth-616)
  • Reapers (Earth-26320)
  • Reilly Tyne (Earth-982)
  • Richard Palance (Earth-616)
  • Richard Rider (Earth-616)
  • Richard Rider (Earth-91119)
  • Rina Logan (Earth-982)
  • Robert Bruce Banner (Earth-91119)
  • Robert Nicolle (Earth-616)
  • Romulus (Earth-616)
  • Roughhouse (Earth-616)
  • Rush (Earth-26320)
  • Ruth Bat-Seraph (Earth-616)
S
  • Sabretooth (Victor Creed)
  • Sally Roland (Earth-616)
  • Sarah Stacy (Earth-616)
  • Selene Gallio (Earth-616)
  • Sersi (Earth-616)
  • Set (Earth-616)
  • Sharon Smith (Earth-295)
  • Sharon Smith (Earth-616)
  • Sharon Smith (Earth-9105)
  • Shatter (Earth-616)
  • Sif (Earth-616)
  • Silas Burr (Earth-616)
  • Silverfox (Canadian) (Earth-616)
S
  • Simon Williams (Earth-42777)
  • Simon Williams (Earth-616)
  • Simon Williams (Earth-691)
  • Sin-Eater (Earth-616)
  • Skaar (Earth-616)
  • Sleepwalker (Earth-616)
  • Snowman (Earth-26320)
  • Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
  • Stephanie Harrington (Earth-148611)
  • Stephanie Harrington (Earth-15731)
  • Steven Rogers (Earth-3931)
  • Suvik Senyaka (Earth-616)
T
  • T'Challa (Earth-1610)
  • Technocrat (Kim) (Earth-253)
  • Temugin (Earth-616)
  • Terminus (Destroyer) (Earth-616)
  • Thomas Cassidy (Earth-616)
  • Thomas Fireheart (Earth-616)
  • Thor (Thor Odinson)
  • Thor Odinson (Earth-8545)
  • Titannus (Earth-5012)
  • Todd Arliss (Earth-295)
  • Todd Arliss (Earth-616)
  • Todd Arliss (Earth-9997)
  • Tomi Shishido (Earth-616)
  • Topaz (Earth-616)
  • Topher (Earth-616)
  • Trevor Cole (Earth-616)
  • Tsu-Zana (Earth-616)
U
  • Ulik (Earth-616)
  • Ulysses Bloodstone (Earth-616)
V
  • Vampires(Earth-26320)
  • Vanessa Brooks (Earth-26320)
  • Vengeance (Kowalski) (Earth-616)
  • Victor Borkowski (Earth-58163)
  • Victor Borkowski (Earth-90411)
  • Victor Creed (Earth-10005)
  • Victor Creed (Earth-1298)
  • Victor Creed (Earth-1610)
  • Victor Creed (Earth-2149)
  • Victor Creed (Earth-295)
  • Victor Creed (Earth-58163)
  • Victor Creed (Earth-9997)
  • Victor Mancha (Earth-5421)
  • Victor Mancha (Earth-616)
  • Victor Slaughter (Earth-616)
  • Victor van Damme (Earth-1610)
W
  • Wade Wilson (Earth-10005)
  • Wade Wilson (Earth-103173)
  • Wade Wilson (Earth-1946)
  • Wade Wilson (Earth-295)
  • Wade Wilson (Earth-5021)
  • Wade Wilson (Earth-80521)
  • Wade Wilson (Earth-91119)
  • Wadey Wilson (Earth-1610)
  • Wallace West (Earth-9602)
  • Walter Charles (Earth-616)
  • Walter Langkowski (Earth-616)
  • Warlock (Technarch) (Earth-616)
  • Warren Worthington III (Earth-616)
  • Warren Worthington III (Earth-91119)
  • Watchtower (Earth-616)
  • Wolfgang von Strucker (Earth-616)
  • Wolverine (Holocaust) (Earth-295)
  • Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett)
  • Wolverine (Logan) (Earth-121193)
  • Woodgod (Earth-616)
  • Wyre (Earth-616)
X
  • Xi'an Chi Xan (Earth-928)
  • Xraven (Earth-616)
Y
  • Yi Yang (Earth-616)
  • Yuriko Oyama (Earth-616)
  • Yuriko Oyama (Earth-807128)
Z
  • Zak-Del (Earth-616)
  • Zebediah Killgrave (Earth-616)

Others

Various types of groups and races heal faster than humans due to a combination of natural biology and mystical energies. These include: 
  • Asgardian Rock Trolls 
  • Asgardians 
  • Olympians 
  • Eternals 
  • Elders of the Universe 
  • Vampires 
  • Werewolves
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