366) Radiation Immunity

Radiation Immunity – The ability to not suffer from the ill effects of radiation. Radiation Immunity is also known as Radiation Durability, Radiation Invulnerability, Radiation Proof and Radiokinetic Immunity.  Obviously, characters that have (367) Radiation Manipulation and (368) Radiation Mimicry have this power and are not listed here.

Literary Critique of Radiation Immunity 

In Avengers V1 #8, Kang the Conqueror (Marvel) informs the Avengers that all inhabitants of the 40th Century have radiation immunity.

Radiation Immunity-Kang-Avengers V1 #8

Lex Luthor wears a kryptonite ring.  The radiation keeps Superman at bay. However, Lex Luthor does develop cancer because of the ring eventually.  This proves that humans only have limited immunity to kryptonite radiation!

Radiation Immunity-Lex Luthor-Kryptonite Ring

In the DC Silver Age, you could glow due to radioactivity but not die immediately but linger on dramatically!

Detective Comics V1 #301,

Radiation Immunity-OS-Batman-Detective Comics V1 #301

Jimmy Olsen V1 #17

Radiation Immunity-OS-Jimmy Olsen V1 #17

In real life, people die of radiation exposure long before the glow in the dark stage!

A modern perpetuation of the glow-in-the dark myth (Simpsons-Homer Glow in the Dark Toy).

Night Owl (DC) – MF254 Watchmen Sourcebook

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