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21st May '18 2:48:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' has a recurring enemy by the name of Von Kreist, who so happens to be a former Prussian soldier who won a card game against the Devil that granted him immortality. Of course, the Devil gave him the ExactWords interpretation of "unending life", causing Von Kreist's body to eventually decay but never being able to die.
26th Apr '18 3:26:44 AM matteste
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* This trope is inverted in a sense with Rusalka from ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae''. The oldest of all the L.D.O. members, she has a fear of death and will make whatever she can to prolong her life. And while she does manage to keep her body eternally young, she comes more and more to accept the realization that even though her body stays young, her soul keeps aging, and that soon she will die despite her efforts since her soul can no longer keep her alive.
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14th Apr '18 10:18:06 PM jormis29
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* In ''[[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire Atlantis: Milo's Return]]'', Edgar Vlogud, the leader of a town in Norway, made a deal with the Kraken, a supernatural monster, for immortal life, but forgot to ask for eternal youth. In the end, the Kraken is killed and he is reduced to dust.

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* In ''[[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire Atlantis: Milo's Return]]'', ''Disney/AtlantisMilosReturn'', Edgar Vlogud, the leader of a town in Norway, made a deal with the Kraken, a supernatural monster, for immortal life, but forgot to ask for eternal youth. In the end, the Kraken is killed and he is reduced to dust.
7th Apr '18 5:31:55 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''VideoGame/ChakanTheForeverMan'' is cursed with this form of immortality as his [[JackassGenie "reward"]] for beating Death in a one-on-one duel.
23rd Mar '18 5:01:58 PM gophergiggles
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* ''WesternAnimation/FreakyStories'' had a fabulously rich man liquidate everything he owned and pay a ridiculous sum of money for a potion that would make him immortal, which he justified by reminding himself he had all eternity to make back his fortune. Of course, he failed to specify the potion keep him ''young'' as well and the scientists [[LiteralGenie took his request literally]]. The episode ends with him, flat broke in a shabby nursing home, with the narrator ensuring he will live until he "literally falls apart".
22nd Feb '18 5:04:09 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Witches and Wizards in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series have a mild form of this. It isn't unusual for them to live to be 100, but they age at the same rate as everyone else. This results in disproportionate number of magic users being elderly.

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* Witches and Wizards in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series have a mild form of this. It isn't unusual for them to live to be 100, but they age at the same rate as everyone else. This results in disproportionate number of magic users being elderly. Windle Poons, a wizard who reached 130, was infirm from age for half his life.
23rd Dec '17 7:50:36 AM nighttrainfm
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** In "The Time of the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor reveals that with the recently revealed hitherto-unknown War Doctor incarnation and the Tenth Doctor's aborted regeneration, he's now in his last incarnation and can no longer regenerate. By the end of the episode he's spent over 900 years on Trenzalore and is now pushing over 2000 years old, having become a ''very'' old man whose body is about to give out from extreme old age. [[spoiler: Luckily, the Time Lords are able to grant him a new regeneration cycle to repay him for saving Gallifrey in the previous episode]].

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** In "The Time of the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor reveals that with the recently revealed hitherto-unknown War Doctor incarnation and the Tenth Doctor's aborted regeneration, he's now in his last incarnation and can no longer regenerate. By the end of the episode he's spent over 900 years on Trenzalore and is now pushing over 2000 years old, having become a ''very'' old man whose body is about to give out from extreme old age. [[spoiler: Luckily, the Time Lords are able to grant him a new regeneration cycle to repay him for saving Gallifrey in the previous episode]].episode.]]
7th Dec '17 3:25:08 AM WillBGood
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* ''Film/TheGreenMile'': Paul Edgecombe doesn't look a minute over 60, while he really is 104, and outlived several nurses at the retirement home. Given to the pet mouse, Mr. Jingles, whom [[MagicalNegro Jim Coffey]] brought back to life, which lived to 64 (mice seldom live over two years), Paul is most likely destined to live over 1,000 years.

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* Downplayed in ''Film/TheGreenMile'': Paul Edgecombe doesn't look a minute over 60, while he really is 104, and outlived several nurses at the retirement home. Given to the pet mouse, Mr. Jingles, whom [[MagicalNegro Jim Coffey]] brought back to life, which lived to 64 (mice seldom live over two years), Paul is most likely destined to live over 1,000 years.
29th Nov '17 8:03:28 AM nighttrainfm
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** The Master in "The Deadly Assassin" and "The Keeper of Traken," having used up his (natural) regenerations, has aged to the point where he's little more than a walking skeleton.



** Jack worries about this; while he has ResurrectiveImmortality and hasn't aged much in several centuries, he mentions finding the odd grey hair. [[spoiler: Considering he's hinted to turn into the Face of Boe, his fears are probably correct.]]



** The Master, in "The Deadly Assassin" and "The Keeper of Traken," having used up his (natural) regenerations, has aged to the point where he's little more than a walking skeleton.
** Jack worries about this; while he has ResurrectiveImmortality and hasn't aged much in several centuries, he mentions finding the odd grey hair. [[spoiler: Considering he's hinted to turn into the Face of Boe, his fears are probably correct.]]
19th Oct '17 3:16:13 PM zealots
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* ''ComicBook/XMen''[=/=]Gambit character Amanda Mueller, alias "Black Womb" for her part in a secret mutant-breeding program, was very long-lived, but slowly aged into a shriveled form that didn't quite look like a normal elderly woman, more like someone mummified but still alive (that could simply be the artist's style).

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* ''ComicBook/XMen''[=/=]Gambit ''ComicBook/XMen''[=/=]ComicBook/{{Gambit}} character Amanda Mueller, alias "Black Womb" for her part in a secret mutant-breeding program, was very long-lived, but slowly aged into a shriveled form that didn't quite look like a normal elderly woman, more like someone mummified but still alive (that could simply be the artist's style).



* The Brotherhood of Evil member General Immortus is an example of this trope, having aged incredibly over the years while he was immortal.

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* The [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Brotherhood of Evil Evil]] member General Immortus is an example of this trope, having aged incredibly over the years while he was immortal.



* ''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.



* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Doctor Duncan Benton from season 3 episode is an interesting example. He gets immortality through alchemy, and the 'formula' is not even dark magic. His immortality is this trope, however, and he avoids it by cutting out other people's organs and replacing his own.
* ''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.



* ''Series/TheStoryteller'' episode "The Soldier and Death". Because the Soldier captured Death in a sack, Death is afraid of him and will never come for him. This did nothing to arrest his aging. Eventually he went to Heaven to beg for relief. [[spoiler: It wasn't granted]]. Ironically, seeing this trope in effect in other poor wretches is what convinced him to release Death from the sack.

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* ''Series/TheStoryteller'' episode "The Soldier and Death". Because Played with in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' with Melisandre, who [[spoiler:appears to be a woman in her prime but is revealed late in the Soldier captured Death in a sack, Death is afraid of him and will never come for him. This did nothing series to arrest his aging. Eventually he went be actually be a desiccated crone who has been using her "glamour" magic to Heaven to beg for relief. [[spoiler: It wasn't granted]]. Ironically, seeing this trope in effect in other poor wretches is what convinced him to release Death from appear young the sack.whole time]].


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* ''Series/TheStoryteller'' episode "The Soldier and Death". Because the Soldier captured Death in a sack, Death is afraid of him and will never come for him. This did nothing to arrest his aging. Eventually he went to Heaven to beg for relief. [[spoiler: It wasn't granted]]. Ironically, seeing this trope in effect in other poor wretches is what convinced him to release Death from the sack.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Doctor Duncan Benton from season 3 episode is an interesting example. He gets immortality through alchemy, and the 'formula' is not even dark magic. His immortality is this trope, however, and he avoids it by cutting out other people's organs and replacing his own.


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* Old-school Planeswalkers from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' played with this, as their physical forms were entirely constructs of their minds and so would appear as how they perceived themselves: pure-hearted walkers such as Daria and Serra maintained a youthful appearance, while more bitter walkers such as Leshrac and Tevesh Szat tended to manifest in forms like this that betrayed their true age. Urza is perhaps the most pointed example, as he initially has the form of a young man (despite dying/ascending at a very advanced age) but as the centuries drag on and he starts succumbing to HeWhoFightsMonsters his physical form becomes increasingly more elderly in appearance.
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