When it comes to superheroes, one of the most difficult things for writers to handle is the fact that some heroes don’t have many weaknesses.
However, in spite of that, there’s something cool about a superhero who can stand there and absorb all kinds of punishment without flinching. Because we read comics and watch superhero movies to escape to mundane real world, seeing a character that seems impervious to damage helps make them even more special.
It’s with that in mind that we examine some of the most indestructible superheroes in the world of comics and film. These characters can shrug off bullets, blades, explosion, and all kinds of other things that would easily kill most. Can they die? Sometimes, but they almost always seem to find their way back!
When it comes to heroes who can take a pounding, there’s none that come to mind quicker than Wolverine. His healing factor has allowed him to receive an adamantium skeleton, making him even tougher and more resilient. Whether in the comics or movies, if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s Wolverine surviving some ridiculous stuff.
2. The Incredible Hulk
When Bruce Banner turns into the big green monster, there isn’t much that can take him down. In fact, just about the only thing that can take him down is turning back into his regular form (or a special arrow he crafted for Hawkeye in case of emergency). Hulk even has resistance to gamma radiation, a regenerative healing factor, and super intelligence that’ll pick up where the impervious skin leaves off.
Like Wolverine, Deadpool has an incredibly powerful healing factor that makes him able to recover quickly no matter what happens to him. Add in his incredible fighting ability, lack of concern for his wellbeing, and the fact that he was granted immortality by Thanos, and you have a superhero who’s quite difficult to stop.
Superman is often referred to as the “Man of Steel.” This certainly isn’t a nickname he’s given lightly, as Superman is more or less indestructible. The only reason he isn’t number one of the list is that he does have one pretty glaring weakness, and just about every enemy he faces is well aware of it. Bring a little Kryptonium and you can bring one of the world’s most powerful superheroes to his knees quickly
Juggernaut’s powers are incredibly impressive. While many of powers are focused on allowing him to crush his opponents with pure strength, he’s also blessed with some incredible durability. He has superhuman durability, which already makes him survivable, but he also has a mystical force field that protects him. And if he wasn’t already safe from, damage, he even has a helmet that protects him from mental attacks!
6. Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer is so powerful that he doesn’t even need to eat. Instead, he simply converts matter into energy. So you can forget about starving him! He can create force fields at will, cast distracting illusions, and even sense incoming attacks from light years away. Plus, he has a more or less indestructible surfboard that can be used for blocking. Good luck taking this guy down!
7. Luke Cage
Luke Cage is literally bulletproof. He has unbreakable skin, which means neither bullets nor blades will be able to get through to his vital organs. But if that weren’t enough, he also has an incredible healing factor, so if you manage to damage him through some miracle, he’ll just heal it off anyway.
Thor is literally a god, which means not many things on Earth can stop him. He has superhuman strength, durability, and longevity, so you can’t even wait him out and let him get old. Add in weather manipulation, flight, and the other powers granted to Thor via his magic hammer Mjolnir, and it’s going to take a herculean effort to bring him down.