An abstract being is an entity that is the embodiment of a concept, such as love, hate, time, power, etc. Most abstract beings cannot be destroyed or killed unless the concept they embody is completely removed from existence. This makes abstract beings incredibly hard to kill, sometimes considered second only to omnipotent beings. Conversely, if an abstract is more easily destroyed, this usually results in the destruction of the concept they embody.

Abstract beings usually have some sort of cosmic powers, almost always relating to the concept they embody

Examples of abstract beings:

- Abraxas, Eternity, Entropy, Death, Galactus, Infinity, Lord Chaos, Master Order, Mistress Love, Sire Hate, The Anomaly, The In-Betweener, Oblivion, and others from Marvel Comics
- The Beast from Doctor Who
- Many beings, notably The Endless, from DC/Vertigo Comics
- The Ma-O and Dragon Lords from Slayers
- Giygas from Earthbound/Mother
- Legendary Kanohi Masks from Bionicle are abstracts of the legendary element they represent (IE Time and Life) and if destroyed remove that element from the universe (and possibly multiverse) it is in at the time.
- Many gods from various mythologies, such as Ares, the Greek god of war, and Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love
- Melkor/Morgoth, from Lord of the Rings
- Ogudomon, Ophanimon, Moon=Millenniummon and others from Digimon
- Palkia, Dialga, Girantina, and a few others from Pokemon possess some qualities of an abstract though any and all abstract traits are likely restricted to their personal dimensions (Space, Time, Reverse World, etc)
- The Chaos Gods from Warhammer 40,000
- The First Evil from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- The Idea of Evil, from Berserk
- The Nodos from Heroic Age (disputed)
- Solaris from Sonic the Hedgehog
- Unicron (In his concept of Chaos form) from Transformers
- Zeromus, from Final Fantasy

Note: Not to be confused with the OBDer of the same name

Also see:

Abstract Level