History Main / ExpositionOfImmortality

18th Feb '18 7:10:36 PM thatother1dude
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** Miss Simian says that the signature on Gumball's report card is "the most pathetic attempt at forgery I've ever seen in all my 300,000 years of teaching, and I taught during the Stone Age!"
** In another episode, she mentions a teaching award that took her 754 years to get.

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** In "The Ape", Miss Simian mentions a teaching award that took her 754 years to get.
** In "The Apology", she
says that the signature on Gumball's report card is "the most pathetic attempt at forgery I've ever seen in all my 300,000 years of teaching, and I taught during the Stone Age!"
** In another episode, she mentions a teaching award that took her 754 years to get.
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3rd Feb '18 1:20:20 PM ZimFan89
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* Played with in ''Fanfic/MakeAWish'', where a series of random happenstances make people ''believe'' that Harry's alter ego Mr. Black is extremely old or possibly even immortal.



* A variant occurs in ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat''. [[spoiler: The BigBad, the Seraphim, is immortal, but has still only been alive for some 30 or 40 odd years. So instead of listing ancient things he's seen and experienced, he briefly lists off the ways people have tried to kill him.]]
* ''Fanfic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'': [[BigBad Reiziger]], when talking to Trixie, makes no secret of the fact that he's substantially older than pony civilization:

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* A variant occurs in ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat''. [[spoiler: The BigBad, the Seraphim, is immortal, but has still only been alive for some 30 or 40 odd years. So instead of listing ancient things he's seen and experienced, he briefly lists off the ways people have tried to kill him.]]
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** ''Fanfic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'': [[BigBad Reiziger]], when talking to Trixie, makes no secret of the fact that he's substantially older than pony civilization:


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* Played with in ''Fanfic/MakeAWish'', where a series of random happenstances make people ''believe'' that Harry's alter ego Mr. Black is extremely old or possibly even immortal.
* A variant occurs in ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat''. [[spoiler: The BigBad, the Seraphim, is immortal, but has still only been alive for some 30 or 40 odd years. So instead of listing ancient things he's seen and experienced, he briefly lists off the ways people have tried to kill him.]]
30th Jan '18 9:06:14 AM Godzillawolf
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** In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Celestia discusses with Twilight her family and her past, and casually mentions she ''[[TimeAbyss predates the universe]]'', putting her at 13 billion years old.
29th Jan '18 1:54:26 PM ZimFan89
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* Shows up periodically in MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction due to the presence of immortal characters such as Celestia, Luna, and Discord.

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* Shows up periodically in MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction due to the presence of immortal characters such as Celestia, Luna, and Discord.


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* In ''Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters'', [[spoiler: Harold Hale]]'s status as an immortal is revealed via a photograph of him taken during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
11th Jan '18 10:56:32 AM erforce
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
7th Jan '18 12:50:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Forever}}'' has a few examples. Henry Morgan's pocket watch is eventually revealed to have been a gift from his father just before his (the father's) death and not long before Henry's first death. In fact, the watch is much older, having been passed on from father to son for several generations before that. He also keeps his old medicine bag from the 19th century as a fondly reminder and is upset when his adopted son Abe (who's now in his 60s) sells it; Abe ends up re-purchasing the bag for triple the amount. The 2000-year-old Adam (although that's probably not his real name) likes to find objects from Henry's past and send it to him, including an expensive tray with the Morgan family crest. Adam himself appears to be looking for an object from his own mortal past, a certain Roman dagger from several decades BC (it's eventually revealed that it was one of the daggers that were used to kill JuliusCaesar). Both immortal characters have interacted with well-known historical figures or have been involved in key events. For example, Henry effectively founded forensic science during his attempts to catch UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. Adam was being experimented on by [[MadDoctor Josef Mengele]] in Auschwitz and, as such, would never harm anyone who survived the camps.

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* ''Series/{{Forever}}'' has a few examples. Henry Morgan's pocket watch is eventually revealed to have been a gift from his father just before his (the father's) death and not long before Henry's first death. In fact, the watch is much older, having been passed on from father to son for several generations before that. He also keeps his old medicine bag from the 19th century as a fondly reminder and is upset when his adopted son Abe (who's now in his 60s) sells it; Abe ends up re-purchasing the bag for triple the amount. The 2000-year-old Adam (although that's probably not his real name) likes to find objects from Henry's past and send it to him, including an expensive tray with the Morgan family crest. Adam himself appears to be looking for an object from his own mortal past, a certain Roman dagger from several decades BC (it's eventually revealed that it was one of the daggers that were used to kill JuliusCaesar).UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar). Both immortal characters have interacted with well-known historical figures or have been involved in key events. For example, Henry effectively founded forensic science during his attempts to catch UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. Adam was being experimented on by [[MadDoctor Josef Mengele]] in Auschwitz and, as such, would never harm anyone who survived the camps.
30th Dec '17 3:04:26 PM LordGro
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* In chapter III of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', Jonathan Harker converses with Count {{Dracula}} on Transylvanian history, and observes that the Count speaks of "things and people, and especially of battles, [...] as if he had been present at them all."

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* In chapter III of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', Jonathan Harker converses with Count {{Dracula}} on Transylvanian history, and observes that the Count speaks of "things and people, and especially of battles, [...] as if he had been present at them all."" As the Count is really a centuries-old vampire, it is possible that he ''has'' been present at them all.
1st Oct '17 7:43:29 PM Epicazeroth
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Is TheHero of your {{Fantasy}} tale Really700YearsOld or your BigBad is a TimeAbyss? Perhaps MrExposition gained most of his knowledge by being OlderThanTheyLook? They are? Great. Now, how best to go about showing the audience that they are?

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Is TheHero of your {{Fantasy}} tale Really700YearsOld or your BigBad is a TimeAbyss? Perhaps MrExposition gained most of his knowledge by being OlderThanTheyLook? They are? Great. Now, how best to go about showing the audience that they are?
22nd Sep '17 7:22:44 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Fanfic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'': [[BigBad Reiziger]], when talking to Trixie, makes no secret of the fact that he's substantially older than pony civilization:
-->"Is it so odd that we're civilized?" Trixie asked.\\
"Yes," said the black deer. "You must realize that the last time I was out and about in the world, ponies could neither speak nor write. You had barely discovered fire."
19th Jul '17 4:23:31 PM TitaniumDragon
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** ''FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind'' is framed as Celestia telling a young Twilight about her past, from her departure from [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} her old universe]] to her forming what would become Equestria from practically dust. She casually mentions that she is over four billion years old, possibly older.



** ''FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind'' is framed as Celestia telling a young Twilight about her past, from her departure from [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} her old universe]] to her forming what would become Equestria from practically dust. She casually mentions that she is over four billion years old, possibly older.
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