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22nd Aug '16 4:24:23 PM nombretomado
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* Both played straight and averted in ''TheElenium''. Otha, the Emperor of Zemoch, is 1,900 years old and is described as looking like a slug due to his age and him not taking care of himself. Sephrenia, however, is stated to be at least several hundred years old, if not older (she teasingly mentions visiting a city more than 1,500 years ago), but looks to be in her mid-to-late 20s at most.

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* Both played straight and averted in ''TheElenium''.''Literature/TheElenium''. Otha, the Emperor of Zemoch, is 1,900 years old and is described as looking like a slug due to his age and him not taking care of himself. Sephrenia, however, is stated to be at least several hundred years old, if not older (she teasingly mentions visiting a city more than 1,500 years ago), but looks to be in her mid-to-late 20s at most.
7th Aug '16 9:55:54 PM Yuihime
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* Kraden in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' has a variant: he ''has'' stopped aging, but he was seventy-plus to ''begin'' with...

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* Kraden in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' has a variant: he ''has'' stopped aging, but he was seventy-plus to ''begin'' with...already over seventy when it happened. Several characters remark on how much it must suck that he'll be a fragile old man forever.
3rd Aug '16 4:42:27 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:325:Aw, cheer up, emo Drac.]]

->''And tho' they could not end me, left me maim'd''\\

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[[caption-width-right:325:Aw, cheer up, emo Drac.]]

->''And
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->''"And
tho' they could not end me, left me maim'd''\\



''Immortal age beside immortal youth''

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''Immortal age beside immortal youth''youth."''



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8th Jul '16 1:33:51 AM Medinoc
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* Implied in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' in captain Hook's case: It seems from various episodes that ''nobody'' ages while in Neverland, but Hook was already old when he got there... And he doesn't understand it: An episode has him suspect Pan uses a FountainOfYouth to stay young.
14th Jun '16 11:13:34 PM Doug86
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* The One Ring from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' seems to give this. Gollum was kept alive for hundreds of years, and looks like it.

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* The One Ring from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' seems to give this. Gollum was kept alive for hundreds of years, and looks like it.



** In "The Sound of Drums"/"Last of the Time Lords," the Master artificially ages the Doctor in order to show the Doctor's appearance if he never regenerated and really looked all of his 900 years. This results in the Doctor turning into a creature resembling the offspring of [[Film/LordOfTheRings Gollum]] and a [[Film/HarryPotter House Elf]].

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** In "The Sound of Drums"/"Last of the Time Lords," the Master artificially ages the Doctor in order to show the Doctor's appearance if he never regenerated and really looked all of his 900 years. This results in the Doctor turning into a creature resembling the offspring of [[Film/LordOfTheRings [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]] and a [[Film/HarryPotter House Elf]].
27th May '16 7:38:35 PM lorgskyegon
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* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' submits for our approval "The Tale of the Guardian's Curse". An Egyptian mummy is found inside a museum wall and a myth is brought up of an Egyptian goddess who wore the Ring of Eternity and carried the Elixir of Life. It's specifically mentioned many times that "the ring brings eternity" and "the elixir brings life". Two children of an archaeologist disturb it and find the items, spilling some of the elixir on the mummy, which rises from the grave. Their father's coworker, an old man, threatens them and steals the ring, then says he will kill them to stop them from revealing him. One of the children asks at least see if the ring works before they die. The coworker puts it on and is slowly turned into a stone statue. Not a great way to spend eternity. The mummy is then restored with the combination of the ring and elixir.
4th May '16 5:52:29 PM SteveMB
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** Paid {{homage}} by Creator/LarryNiven: the Lucas Gardner era of his ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series includes a "Struldbrug Club" whose minimum age limit for membership rises one year every two years.

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** Paid {{homage}} by Creator/LarryNiven: the Lucas Gardner era Garner era[[note]]where biotechnology enables some people to approach the two-century mark and avoid some but not all the infirmaries of old age[[/note]] of his ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series includes a "Struldbrug Club" whose minimum age limit for membership rises one year every two years.
21st Apr '16 10:03:48 AM Sharlee
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** "The Witch's Familiar" revealed that Daleks, barring death in battle, accidents, or disease, do get old eventually. Although it takes an extremely long time to happen, their organic bodies become so decrepit that they ''melt into slime'', [[AndIMustScream still fully conscious]], and are unceremoniously flushed down into the sewers by the younger generations.

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** "The Witch's Familiar" revealed that Daleks, barring death in battle, accidents, or disease, do get old eventually. Although But, their survive-at-any-cost ideology has compelled them to take this trope UpToEleven. Though it takes an extremely '''extremely''' long time to happen, their organic bodies gradually become so decrepit that they ''melt into slime'', [[AndIMustScream still fully conscious]], and are unceremoniously flushed down into the sewers by the younger generations.
21st Apr '16 10:01:32 AM Sharlee
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** "The Witch's Familiar" revealed that Daleks, barring death in battle, accidents, or disease, do get old eventually. Although it takes an extremely long time to happen, their organic bodies become so decrepit that they ''melt into slime'', [[AndIMustScream still fully conscious]], and are unceremoniously flushed down into the sewers by the younger generations.
2nd Apr '16 2:42:41 PM Fireblood
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The TropeMaker is possibly the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths]] of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithonus Tithonus]], whose lover and abductor, the dawn goddess Eos, asked Zeus for immortality for him. Because of a curse Aphrodite laid upon Eos, she forgot to ask Zeus to also simultaneously bless the man with eternal youth. As a result of [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Eos' thoughtlessness]], poor Tithonus eventually ended up an immobile old man, squeaking endlessly, [[AFateWorseThanDeath but still living forever]], making this OlderThanFeudalism. (Zeus eventually took pity on him, though, and let the living fossil find a fulfilling career [[ChirpingCrickets as the first cricket.]]) There is also the myth of Sibyl, a mortal prophetess, wished to the gods for immortality, as was granted this. However, she forgot to wish for eternal youth, and thus, did not receive it. Eventually, she withered down to tiny size, and was placed in a tree by children, who would ask her what she wished for. She would answer, "I wish to die".

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The TropeMaker is possibly the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths]] of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithonus Tithonus]], whose lover and abductor, the dawn goddess Eos, asked Zeus for immortality for him. Because of a curse Aphrodite laid upon Eos, she forgot to ask Zeus to also simultaneously bless the man with eternal youth. As a result of [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Eos' thoughtlessness]], poor Tithonus eventually ended up an immobile old man, squeaking endlessly, [[AFateWorseThanDeath but still living forever]], making this OlderThanFeudalism. (Zeus eventually took pity on him, though, and let the living fossil find a fulfilling career [[ChirpingCrickets as the first cricket.]]) There is also the myth of Sibyl, a mortal prophetess, wished to the gods for immortality, as and was granted this. However, she forgot to wish for eternal youth, and thus, did not receive it. Eventually, she withered down to tiny size, and was placed in a tree by children, who would ask her what she wished for. She would answer, "I wish to die".
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