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Hit Points

Quick Definition

Often abbreviated HP, this is a measurement of how much damage (ie, how many hits) a character in a game can receive before they are killed.

In most games, healing injuries is depicted by restoring a character's HP. However, there is usually an upper limit to how many hit points a character can have (called Max HP), and healing them further will usually do nothing.

See also: Life meter, MP, Overhealing