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Encyclopedia > Healing factor

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. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... For other uses, see Fiction (disambiguation). ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ...

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Artistic license

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.


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 exactly which level their healing factors are. The Artistic License is a software license used for certain free software packages, most notably the standard Perl implementation, most of CPAN modules and Parrot, which are dual-licensed under the Artistic License and the GNU General Public License (GPL). ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Dead pool (disambiguation). ... Sabretooth is a Marvel Comics character, an arch-enemy of the X-Men’s Wolverine. ... Incredible Hulk, The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk redirect here. ...


Comics

Hulk recovering from having his skin and most of his muscle tissue torn away.
Hulk recovering from having his skin and most of his muscle tissue torn away.

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Marvel Comics

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 that many of their healing powers have fluctuated in efficiency. This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ...


Marvel Comics characters known to possess a "healing factor" include: This article is about the comic book company. ...

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DC Comics

There are also numerous characters within the DC Universe that possess some form of accelerated healing ability, including: Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ...

 

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Outside of comics

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


  Results from FactBites:
 
Healing factor - Marvel Universe (485 words)
A healing factor is a term used to describe the ability to recover from bodily injuries or disease at a superhuman rate.
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.
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.
NHF | Bleeding Disorders Information Center | Factor XIII Deficiency (544 words)
Factor XIII is responsible for clot stabilization and cross linking of the fibrin polymer in blood.
Factor XIII deficiency is a severe bleeding disorder usually associated with trauma.
A plasma-derived, pasteurized factor VIII concentrate is produced by Behringwerke in Germany, but is not licensed for use in the U.S. The half-life of factor XIII is around 10 days.
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