To see beloved characters pushed to their limits can be hard, but there is no feeling quite like the one you get when the character you're backing bounces back even stronger. It's even better if said character doesn't have supernatural healing abilities or impermeability to bail them out of a beat down.
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Of course, some of these characters get themselves into these situations for a variety of reasons, some selfless, others due to more nihilistic outlooks. Regardless, we know these guys would be our first choices when we need a partner who'd back us up in a brawl in a gang-infested bar located in a shady part of town.
So, kick back and count down our top picks of the most physically resilient characters to have ever appeared onscreen.
Matt Murdock (Daredevil)
He may have heightened senses but The Devil of Hell's Kitchen is not impervious, but you can forgive the people who've fought him for thinking otherwise because he just won't stop coming at you no matter the amount of damage he has taken.
John Reese (Person Of Interest)
Reese is half-dead on the inside, and if we didn't know any better, we'd say he was dead on the outside too. It's almost supernatural how he manages to keep going even after taking numerous direct shots from different calibers of firearms.
Frank Castle (The Punisher)
It is much easier to ask for the number of times Frank isn't injured which is why there isn't quite anyone who has as high a pain threshold as the Punisher himself. In addition to that, Frank revels in the pain, which sucks for those who have the misfortune of crossing him.
Hawk managed to further antagonize his torturer while he was strung up helplessly in an abandoned warehouse. Maybe he knew Dove was coming to his rescue, but it still took a lot of guts to laugh in the face of genital mutilation as brazenly as he did.
Tom Keen (The Blacklist)
You've got to admire how dedicated to his craft Tom is. His ability to transform himself into any character is as impressive as it is unnerving. His high tolerance for physical pain is something that he had to develop out of necessity.
Alex Danvers (Supergirl)
Agent, and now, Director Danvers has to face off with high-powered alien foes on a daily basis. With the help of Winn, she has acquired some protective suits, but that doesn't negate her ability to take those other-worldly assaults like a champ.