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A healing factor is a term used to describe the ability of some characters in fiction to recover from bodily injuries or disease at a superhuman rate. The term itself is most commonly applied to comic book characters in the Marvel Universe, although other quickly-regenerating characters exist.

Artistic licenseEdit

The efficiency of a character's healing factor, as with all "powers", varies frequently, depending on the situation and the writer writing it, with, as a story is being told, drama being the key factor (one example is Agent Zero, who uses a special acid that temporarily negates the subject's healing factor).

Broad displays of artistic license have often led to debates among fans of particular comic book characters that have superhuman rates of healing, such as Wolverine, Deadpool, Sabretooth, Hulk, et cetera, as to which comic characters heal faster, or what the ultimate extent of their healing factors might be.

A healing factor is the ability of some characters in fiction to recover from bodily injuries or disease at a superhuman rate. Since the introduction of Wolverine by Marvel Comics in 1974 and inspired by the immense popularity of the character, superhuman healing has become a fairly common power featured in comic books, novels, television, film, and other mediums.The healing factor,although names were used and despite crap written by Wikipedia editors,exited prior to the creation of Wolverine.This ofcourse,is simply poor editing on their part.Characters,like Benson Richards,from short like television series the Immortal,had a kind of healing factor and so did Flint from the Star Trek episode,Reuirum for Mathussalum.These but two examples dated previous to the creation of Wolverine.Captain Scarlet had a kind of rapid healing factor,in series 


Characters like Count Dracula and many fictional wizards could rapidly health from injuries.Superman and the Hulk,were but characters,who survive lethal injuries.Creators called it invulnerability,but infact it was a kind of super rapid healing,as was stated later on. The overall efficiency of a character's healing factor often fluctuates due to various writers applying a very broad degree of artistic license. As a result, especially concerning characters depicted in comic books, it has become a very common source of debate among fans. Over the years, it's also become common for healing factors to have an umbrella effect in which it serves as a partial source for multiple superhuman abilities; with varying degrees and numbers of powers with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes, durability and/or senses as the most common. The source of a character's healing factor, depending upon the medium, usually ranges from natural genetic mutation, accidental exposure to radioactive materials, artificially induced genetic enhancement, cybernetic augmentation, magic or even a combination of different factors. ==Comic books==
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 ===Marvel Comics===There are numerous characters within the Marvel Universe that possess some form of accelerated healing ability.  Marvel Comics characters known to possess a certain "healing factor" ability include:* Cyber[1]* Daken[2]* Deadpool[3]* Elixir[4]* Elsa Bloodstone[5]* Exodus* Fantomex* Gamora[6]* Ghost Rider* Groot* Goblin King* Hate-Monger (after he briefly becomes a being of pure energy)* Hulk[7]* Hulkling* Julia Carpenter* Lady Deathstrike[8]* Lizard[9]*Luke Cage[10]* Lyra* Mantis* Marrow* Mephisto* Mister Immortal after he apparently dies* Monet* Morph* Mystique* Native[11]* Omega Red[12]* Pandemic[13]* Patriot (Elijah "Eli" Bradley)* Random* Romulus* Sabretooth[14]* Selene when life force is absorbed to her* She-Hulk[15]* Skaar* One of the Jackal's's "Spider-Clones", Guardian* Spider-Man* Symbiotes, most well known Toxin and Venom.* Thor* Tigra* Toad* Ultra Girl[16]* Ulysses Bloodstone[17]* Underworld[18]* Vampires[19]* Wendigoes[20]* Werewolf by Night[21]* Weapon Omega[22]* Wild Thing[23]* Wolverine[24]*Wyre[25]*X-23[26]Template:Div col endIn addition to the above, all Asgardians, Elders of the Universe, and other immortals are able to heal much faster than humans can. ====Ultraverse====* Ghoul[27]* Hardcase* NM-E* Rex Mundi* Rune* Sludge[28]* Solitaire* Aro ===DC Comics===Template:Div col* Aquaman* Achilles Warkiller* Amazo[29]* Argus[30]* Bane[31]* Black Lantern Corps using their black rings* Body Doubles (New 52 version) [32]* Brother Blood (Sebastian Blood IX)* Cassidy* Cicada[31]* Congorilla* Connor Hawke[33]* Creeper[34][35]* Czarnians[36]* Darkseid* Deathstroke[37]* Doomsday[38]* Dove (both Don Hall and Dawn Granger)* Etrigan the Demon[39]* Equus* Flash and anyone else who receives their powers from the Speed Force[40]* General Wade Eiling[41]* Grace Choi* Graxonites* Griffin[42]* Guardians of the Universe* Hawk (Hank Hall)[43]* Hawkgirl (all versions, due to Nth Metal)[44]* Hawkman (all versions, due to Nth Metal)[44]* Hawkwoman (all versions, due to Nth Metal)[44]* Hourman[45]* Icon[46]* Indigo Tribe by using their Power ring* Jim Harper (clone)* Kent Shakespeare* Killer Croc* Knockout[47]*Kryptonians, provided they are exposed to or possess a charge of energy from a yellow sun or similar forms of energy[48]* Lincoln March* Lobo[49]* Looker* Manhunter (both Paul Kirk and his clones)[50][51][52]* Manuel Lago* Martian Manhunter and other Green Martians[53]* Misfit[54]* Mon-El[55]* Neron* Nightblade* Northwind* Phantom Stranger* Plastic Man* Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)* Psycho-Pirate[56]* Orion[57][58][59]* Resurrection Man after he dies. * Ryan Kendall* Sasha Bordeaux* Saturnians[60]* Scandal Savage[61]* Sebastian Faust* Shaggy Man[62]* Simon Dark* Solomon Grundy[47]* Static [63]* Superman* Swamp Thing[64]* The Talons [65]* Timber Wolf[66]* Tracer[67]* Ungarans* Vampires* Vandal Savage[68]* Vixen* Vuldarians* White Lantern Corps by using their Power ring* White Martians* Wonder Woman*  Man Wolf* Xenusians* Xombi* Yao FeiTemplate:Div col end ==== Wildstorm ====* Apollo* Daemonites[69]* Deathblow* Grifter[70]* Grunge* The High* Kherubims* Midnighter[71]* Voodoo[72]* Winter ===Image Comics===* Amy Belcher[73]* Angela and other angels* Gary Hampton* Hellspawn[74]* Malcolm Dragon[75]* Malebolgia and other demons[76]* Pitt * Ripclaw* Savage Dragon[77]* SuperPatriot[78]* Tremor[79]* Virus[80] ==== Top Cow Comics ====* The Angelus wielders* The Darkness wielders.* Witchblade and the Excalibur wielders[81] === Valiant ===* Armstrong* Bloodshot[82]* Eternal Warrior* Geomancer* Psi Lords* Rai[83]* Shadowman* Timewalker === Dark Horse ===* Hellboy[84]* The Mask wearers[85] === Aspen MLT ===*  Aspen Matthews and the Blacks[86] === Caliber Comics === * Eric Draven[87] === Dynamite Entertainment === * The Butcher* Painkiller Jane[88]* Vampirella ===IDW Publishing=== * Vampires[89] === Chaos Comics ===*Purgatori*Chastity*Evil Ernie*Jade == Outside of comics ==Non-comics characters who can heal rapidly in one manner or another include:* Adam from The Buffyverse* Adam Baylin[90]* Adam Monroe[91]* Adria[92]* Adric[93]* Akira Fudo from the anime and manga Devilman* Alchemists, they can heal fast using the Philosopher's Stone or cutting a short part of their life span.[94]* Alchemy Warriors using their kakuganes[95]* Albert Wesker from Resident Evil who use an unknown virus for healing his wounds.* Alexander Anderson[96]* Alex Mercer from the video game Prototype* Alice[97]* Alien Bounty Hunter[98]* Alma Karma, from the anime and manga D.Gray-man*Alucard and other vampires[99]* Ancients[100]* Angels[101]* Antaeus* Arcueid and other vampires, from the visual novel game Tsukihime.*Arthur Petrelli, after contact with Adam Monroe[102]* Arvin Sloane[103]* Arystar Krory The Third[104]* Barnabas Collins and other vampires from the television series Dark Shadows* Bill Compton and other vampires[105]* Blake, Anita[106]*  Bo Jones and other succubus, from the TV series Lost Girl* Bonnie Bennett and other witches from The Vampire Diaries series.* Boris Tepes Dracula[107]* C.C., from the anime Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.* Captain, from the anime and manga Hellsing.* Captain Scarlet[108]* Casshern, from the anime Casshern Sins* Castiel and other angels, from the TV series Supernatural.* Cell[109]* Chimera Ants[110]* Chiropterans[111]* Claire Bennet[112]* Creed Diskenth from the anime and manga Black Cat.* The Creeper[113]* Crusniks[114]* D, his symbiote, Left Hand, can heal any wound he has by consuming the four elements and converting the resulting energy into life force.[115]* Dante[116]* Darach after they kill healers from the television series Teen Wolf* Demons and Angels[117]* Diagon, from the Ben 10 television series* Dio Brando and other vampires, from the manga and anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure* Doren, Allison[118]* Dorian Gray[119]* Edward Cullen and other vampires[120]* Elders[121]* Eikichi Onizuka[122]* Elder Toguro[123]* Evangelion Unit 01 after devouring the fourteenth angel's S² Engine.[124]* Evil Queen/Regina Mills from the television series Once Upon a Time* Father[125]* Faust VIII from the anime and manga Shaman King* Freddy Krueger[126]* Furyans[127]* Goa'ulds[128]* Gods, from the book series Everworld.* Godzilla[129]* Grim Reapers[130]*  Gua[131]* Hollows (only Menos and Gillian Class can regenerate)[132]* Homunculi[133]* Hugo Danner[134]* Human Servants from the novel series Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter* I-Man, a Disney TV movie pilot in 1986 starring Scott Bakula.* Imhotep[135]* Immortals from the Highlander television series and films[136]* Inuyasha[137]* Iron Maiden Jeanne from the anime and manga Shaman King* Isabelle Tyler[138]* Jack Harkness[139]* Jack Jeebs, from the film series Men in Black* Jacob Black and other werewolves[140]* Jaffas[141]* Jak from the video game Jak and Daxter* James Heller from the video game Prototype* Jasmine[142]* Jason Voorhees[143]* Jenova[144]* Jin Kanzaki/ZET[145]* Jeremy Gilbert and anyone else who uses magical objects, can heal from any fatal wound made by supernatural beings, from The Vampire Diaries series.* John Mitchell and other vampires from the television series Being Human* Jun Fudo, from the anime and manga Devilman Lady* Kanima from the television series Teen Wolf* Katara and other waterbenders[146]* Kazuki Muto and Victor Powered using their black kakuganes, from the anime and manga Buso Renkin* Kenny McCormick[147]* Kevin Burkhoff[148]* Klaymen[149]* Koshaku Chono and his fellows Homunculus[150]* Koyomi Araragi from the light novel series Bakemonogatari* Kratos, from the videogame series God of War * Leo Aiolia[151]* Lestat de Lioncourt and other vampires[152]* Leviathans, from the TV series Supernatural.*Lucifer Hawks[153]* Majin Buu[154]* Manji thanks to the Kessen-Chu[155]*Marco the Phoenix from the anime and manga One Piece*Marina/Seven, form the book series Lorien Legacies*Max Evans[156]* Methuselah[157]* Michael Myers[158]* Mina Harker[159]*Minoru Kamiya[160]* Moka Akashiya and other vampires[161]* Naraku[162]*Naruto Uzumaki[163]* Nathan Young, only after he dies, from the televisión series Misfits* Nemesis and  Albert Wesker, from the Video Game series Resident Evil* Neo[164]* Nero from the Devil May Cry video game series* Nesks, Howlers, Leerans and Hork-Bajirs from the Animorphs books series.* Nikola Tesla  and other vampires, from the television series Sanctuary* The Orks[165]* Paul from the movie Paul* Percy Jackson and Tyson when in contact with water, from the book series Percy Jackson & the Olympians* Peter Petrelli via contact with Claire Bennet[166]* Piccolo and other nameks[167]* Players[168]* Prometheus, of ancient Greek myth, who regenerated his liver after it was daily torn out by an eagle during his punishment.[169]* Rain Ocampo (clone), after injecting herself with the Las Plagas parasite, from the film series Resident Evil* Renesmee Carlie Cullen and other vampire/human hybrids from Twilight* Road Kamelot, from the anime and manga D.Gray-man* Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold from the television series Once Upon a Time* Ryu Hayabusa, from the video game Ninja Gaiden* Saber[170]* Sadako Yamamura[171]* Sakura Haruno and other medical-nin, from the anime and manga Naruto* Sam Isaacs[97]* Saiyans from the anime and manga Dragon Ball.* Sarah and other vampires, from the television series My Babysitter's a Vampire* Saya Otonashi[172]* Schrödinger,from the anime and manga Hellsing.* Scott McCall and other werewolves from the television series Teen Wolf* Scorpion from the video game Mortal Kombat* Sesshomaru[173]* Shades[174]* Shego from the animated television show Kim Possible.* Shendu and anyone else that uses the horse talisman[175]*Shane Gooseman[176]* Shirō Emiya[177]* Shogun Rua* Silas from The Vampire Diaries series.*Slayers,[178] vampires,[179] Demons,[180] and werewolves[181] from The Buffyverse.* Sōsuke Aizen after using the Hōgyoku, from the anime and manga Bleach* The Source[182]* Species[183]* Species 8472[184]* Stefan Salvatore, Damon Salvatore, Tyler Lockwood, Klaus and any other vampire, werewolf or vampire/werewolf hybrid from The Vampire Diaries series.* Starkiller from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II* Sub-Zero from the video game Mortal Kombat* Super Soldiers[185]* Swampfire[186]* Sylar[187]* Tatsumi Saiga[188]* Tech E. Coyote, from Loonatics Unleashed* Third Exorcists, from the anime and manga D.Gray-man* Time Lords[189]* Titans from the manga Episode.G* Titans from the manga and anime Attack on Titan* Trolls from the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons* Tsukune Aono after being injected with Moka's blood[190]* Turner, Cole[191]* The Twins[192]* Ulquiorra Schiffer and Nnoitra Gilga can quickly regenerate any part of their bodies except for their brains and internal organs; Szayel Aporro Granz can eat his Fraccion to regenerate, from the anime and manga Bleach* Vamp, from the video game series Metal Gear.* Vampanezes and Vampires, from the book seriesThe Saga of Darren Shan.* Vampires, Lycans, Hybrids and True Immortals from the Underworld films[193]* Van Hohenheim[194]* Van Kleiss, from the animated TV series Generator Rex.* Varney the Vampire* Vergil[116]* Vincent Keller from the television series Beauty & the Beast* Vincent Valentine[195]* Vizards, only some of them, from the anime and manga Bleach* Werewolves, unless confronted with silver[196]* Whitelighters[197]* Willow Rosenberg[198]* Wraiths[199]  and Hybrids[200]* X5[201]* Yakushiji Tenzen[202]* Yomas[203]* Yu Kanda, from the anime and manga D.Gray-man* Yuki Cross, Zero Kiryu and other vampires and vampire hunters, from tha anime and manga Vampire Knight* Yuki Nagato, from the light novel, anime and manga Haruhi Suzumiya franchise* Zankou[204]* Zodd, from the anime and manga Berserk == References ==
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  183. From the film series Species, Species (1995)
  184. From the Star Trek franchise, Voyager,  season 3 episode 26 "Scorpion: Part 1", original airdate May 21, 1997
  185. From the television series The X-Files episode "Existence", original airdate May 20, 2001.
  186. From the Ben 10 universe, Ben 10: Alien Force episode 1, "Ben 10 Returns: Part 1" original airdate April 18, 2008
  187. From the Heroes television series, "The Second Coming" 3rd season episode, original airdate of September 22, 2008.
  188. From the anime Speed Grapher, episode 13: "Ginza the Lawless" original airdate June 30, 2005
  189. From the television Series Doctor Who, Time and the Rani
  190. From the anime and manga Rosario + Vampire
  191. From the TV series Charmed, season 5 episode 01: A Witch's Tail (Part 1), original airdate September 22, 2002
  192. The Matrix Reloaded due to their ability to become incorporeal, which heals injuries sustained while in corporeal form.
  193. Underworld horror/action film released in 2003 and its 2006 sequel, Underworld: Evolution.
  194. From the anime and manga Fullmetal Alchemist, manga chapter 104. "The Center of the World", original release August 12, 2010.
  195. From Final Fantasy VII and its various spin offs.
  196. The Wolf Man film released in 1941 Cycle of the Werewolf novella written by Stephen King circa 1983, The Monster Squad film released in 1987
  197. From the TV series Charmed, season 5 episode 10: "Y Tu Mummy Tambien", original airdate January 5, 2003
  198. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode "Same Time, Same Place" original airdate October 8, 2002.
  199. From the Stargate franchise, Stargate Atlantis, first season episode 12: The Defiant One, original airdate November 15, 2004
  200. From the Stargate franchise, Stargate Atlantis, fifth season, episode 14: The Prodigal, original airdate November 14, 2008
  201. From the TV series Dark Angel, Fuhgeddaboudit- season 2, episode 15
  202. From the anime and manga Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, anime episode 22 "The Haunted" original airdate of September 6, 2005.
  203. From the anime and manga Claymore, manga, chapter 121. 004. "The Black Card", original release January 5, 2002
  204. From the TV series Charmed, season 7 episode 06: "Death Becomes Them", original airdate May 15, 2005
 

ComicsEdit

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Marvel ComicsEdit

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 some character's healing powers is often a source of debate among fans since many of their healing powers have appeared to fluctuate in efficiency.

Marvel Comics characters known to possess a "healing factor" include:

UltraverseEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Wildstorm Edit

Topcow Comics Edit

Image Comics Edit

Valiant Edit

Outside of comics Edit

Non-comics characters who can heal rapidly in one manner or another include:

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  73. From the anime and manga Hellsing, anime, episode 3: "Sword Dancer", original airdate October 24, 2001.
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  77. From the anime and manga Neon Genesis Evangelion, anime episode 1 "Angel Attack" original airdate of October 4, 1995.
  78. From the Heroes television series, "Dying of the Light" 6th season episode, original airdate of October 20, 2008.
  79. From the television series Alias, "All The Time In The World" season 5 episode, original airdate May 22, 2006.
  80. From the anime and manga Shaman King, manga Reincarnation 096. "Blood and Pompadour" original release November 2, 2000
  81. From the anime and manga Dragon Ball, manga chapter 203. "Cell vs. Son Goku", release date June 4, 1993
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  84. From the Heroes television series, "Genesis" 1st season episode, original airdate of September 26, 2006.
  85. Jeepers Creepers, 2001 horror film and its sequel Jeepers Creepers II released in 2003.
  86. From the light novels Trinity Blood, anime episode: "The Throne of Roses III. Lord of Abyss" original airdate October 13, 2005.
  87. From the Devil May Cry video game series.
  88. From the manga O-Parts Hunter, chapter 66: "Heart" release date June 22, 2007
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  90. From the anime and manga Yuyu Hakusho, manga chapter 131: "Principal Pursuit" release date December 2, 1993.
  91. From the anime and manga Neon Genesis Evangelion, anime episode 19 "Introjection" original airdate February 7, 1996.
  92. A Nightmare on Elm Street film series, Freddy vs. Jason
  93. Godzilla 2000: Millennium
  94. From the television series Dead Like Me, episode 10: "Business Unfinished" original airdate August 29, 2003
  95. From the First Wave television series, first season episode "Motel California".
  96. From the anime and manga Bleach, manga chapter 184 release date March 3, 2006
  97. Gladiator, a science fiction novel written by Philip Wylie in 1930 and one of the earliest examples of a superhuman "superhero" character in American literature.
  98. From the anime and manga Fullmetal Alchemist, manga chapter 38: "Signal to Strike".
  99. From film series The Mummy Series, action film The Mummy released in 1999
  100. Highlander film released circa 1986, Highlander II: The Quickening released in November 1991.
  101. From The 4400 television series, "Blink" 3rd season episode, original airdate of July 23, 2006.
  102. From the Torchwood television series, "Everything Changes" 1st season episode, original airdate of October 22, 2006.
  103. Angel, episode "Shiny Happy People" original airdate April 9, 2003.
  104. Jason X, 2002 science fiction/horror film in which his regenerative powers are first mentioned throughout the Friday the 13th film series.
  105. From Final Fantasy VII and its various spin offs.
  106. From the manga Zetman, chapter 95.
  107. From The 4400 television series, "Daddy's Little Girl" August season 4 episode, original airdate of August 12, 2007.
  108. From the anime and manga Buso Renkin, manga chapter 10: "Vs Washio".
  109. From the novel series The Vampire Chronicles, Blood and Gold Publication date October 16, 2001
  110. From the anime and manga Silent Möbius.
  111. From the anime and manga Dragon Ball, manga chapter 314. "The Buu of Pure Evil", release date August 4, 1995
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  113. From the Roswell television series, "Pilot" episode, original airdate of October 6, 1999.
  114. From the light novels Trinity Blood, anime episode 11: "From the Empire" original airdate July 14, 2005.
  115. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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  117. From the anime and manga Naruto, manga chapter 11: Disembark original release June 2, 2000.
  118. Warhammer 40,000
  119. From the Heroes television series, "Homecoming" episode, original airdate of November 20, 2006.
  120. From the anime and manga Dragon Ball, manga chapter 184. "The Real Fight", release date February 10, 1989
  121. From the manga Zetman, chapter 80.
  122. Prometheus: Greek Titan god of forethought, creator of mankind ; mythology ; pictures
  123. From the Japanese novel, manga and film Ring, its sequel and prequel, Ring 0: Birthday.
  124. From the anime film Blood: The Last Vampire and it’s spin-off; Blood+ anime episode 11 "After the Dance" original airdate December 17, 2005.
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  126. Angel, episode "I've Got You Under My Skin" original airdate February 15, 2000.
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  129. From the television series The X-Files episode "Existence", original airdate May 20, 2001.
  130. From the Heroes television series, "The Second Coming" 3rd season episode, original airdate of September 22, 2008.
  131. From the anime Speed Grapher, episode 13: "Ginza the Lawless" original airdate June 30, 2005
  132. The Matrix Reloaded due to their ability to become incorporeal, which heals injuries sustained while in corporeal form.
  133. Underworld horror/action film released in 2003 and its 2006 sequel, Underworld: Evolution.
  134. From the Devil May Cry video game series.
  135. From Final Fantasy VII and its various spin offs.
  136. The Wolf Man film released in 1941 Cycle of the Werewolf novella written by Stephen King circa 1983, The Monster Squad film released in 1987
  137. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode "Same Time, Same Place" original airdate October 8, 2002.
  138. From the anime and manga Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, anime episode 22 "The Haunted" original airdate of September 6, 2005.


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