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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.
19th Jul '17 4:22:56 PM TitaniumDragon
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:--> I dont need a window in the hall to remember them by. If someone comes for an audience with me, I would like for them to see a pony with whom they might someday share tea.

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:--> --> I dont need a window in the hall to remember them by. If someone comes for an audience with me, I would like for them to see a pony with whom they might someday share tea.
19th Jul '17 4:22:40 PM TitaniumDragon
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* Shows up in both ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/last-one-standing Last One Standing]]'' and ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/reflections Reflections]].'' In the case of ''FanFic/LastOneStanding'', it's given as a means by which Princess Celestia tries to console Twilight Sparkle by convincing her that [[WhoWantsToLiveForever death is a blessing]] and that there's nothing to be afraid of. In Reflections, it shows up repeatedly throughout the story as Celestia and Luna are talking together about how they miss many mortals long dead whom they remember perfectly. It gives the interesting concept of immortality as a punishment.

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* Shows up periodically in MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction due to the presence of immortal characters such as Celestia, Luna, and Discord.
** In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/229065/forever-and-again-and-again Forever and Again and Again]]'', Twilight fiends a private hall full of ancient stained-glass windows recounting many historical events in Equestria that only Celestia is old enough to remember. When Twilight asks why they've been removed from the great hall, Celestia notes that history is always happening, so it makes sense for her to put up windows commemorating more recent events:
:--> I dont need a window in the hall to remember them by. If someone comes for an audience with me, I would like for them to see a pony with whom they might someday share tea.
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Shows up in both ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/last-one-standing Last One Standing]]'' and ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/reflections Reflections]].'' In the case of ''FanFic/LastOneStanding'', it's given as a means by which Princess Celestia tries to console Twilight Sparkle by convincing her that [[WhoWantsToLiveForever death is a blessing]] and that there's nothing to be afraid of. In Reflections, it shows up repeatedly throughout the story as Celestia and Luna are talking together about how they miss many mortals long dead whom they remember perfectly. It gives the interesting concept of immortality as a punishment.



** ''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.
26th May '17 9:08:22 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': [[Really700YearsOld Resident immortal Evangeline]] recalls Negis Father and a couple of things outside that range (including recalling her past with exact details).

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': [[Really700YearsOld Resident immortal Evangeline]] recalls Negis Negi's Father and a couple of things outside that range (including recalling her past with exact details).
4th Mar '17 10:34:34 AM nombretomado
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** In "Time's Arrow", a two-part episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', the ''Enterprise'' crew runs into Guinan, the El-Aurian bartender on their ship, while on a TimeTravel trip to the 19th century. She's shown talking with MarkTwain and Jack London; but when Data approaches her, believing that she too, has traveled through time, she doesn't know him or the rest of the crew.

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** In "Time's Arrow", a two-part episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', the ''Enterprise'' crew runs into Guinan, the El-Aurian bartender on their ship, while on a TimeTravel trip to the 19th century. She's shown talking with MarkTwain Creator/MarkTwain and Jack London; but when Data approaches her, believing that she too, has traveled through time, she doesn't know him or the rest of the crew.
28th Feb '17 1:14:55 PM Theriocephalus
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28th Feb '17 1:13:50 PM Theriocephalus
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* Shows up in both [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/last-one-standing Last One Standing]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/reflections Reflections.]] In the case of ''FanFic/LastOneStanding'', it's given as a means by which Princess Celestia tries to console Twilight Sparkle by convincing her that [[WhoWantsToLiveForever death is a blessing]] and that there's nothing to be afraid of. In Reflections, it shows up repeatedly throughout the story as Celestia and Luna are talking together about how they miss many mortals long dead whom they remember perfectly. It gives the interesting concept of immortality as a punishment.

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* Shows up in both [[http://www.''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/last-one-standing Last One Standing]] Standing]]'' and [[http://www.''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/reflections Reflections.]] Reflections]].'' In the case of ''FanFic/LastOneStanding'', it's given as a means by which Princess Celestia tries to console Twilight Sparkle by convincing her that [[WhoWantsToLiveForever death is a blessing]] and that there's nothing to be afraid of. In Reflections, it shows up repeatedly throughout the story as Celestia and Luna are talking together about how they miss many mortals long dead whom they remember perfectly. It gives the interesting concept of immortality as a punishment.



* A variant occurs in FanFic/AngelOfTheBat. [[spoiler: The BigBad TheSeraphim 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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* A variant occurs in FanFic/AngelOfTheBat. ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat''. [[spoiler: The BigBad TheSeraphim 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.]]
27th Feb '17 5:35:00 PM Zaptech
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it's not clear just how old [[spoiler: Professor Ozpin]] is, but he makes the statement that "I've made more mistakes than any man, woman, or child on this planet," and his name explicitly breaks the setting's rule about names having some connection to color. The most significant exposition about his age comes from subtle hints and clues, but in Volume Four he explains to Oscar that [[spoiler: his personality transfers from body to body, and he knows what Oscar is going through now (playing host to Ozpin and his memories) because it happened to Ozpin when he was a boy as well.]]
21st Sep '16 5:09:09 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark''series takes place over a number of centuries and largely focused on members of a single family. However, there is one character, who keeps appearing in nearly all novels either as an important character or a cameo. He is a member of a race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]], whose lifespans are measured in millennia, and has been among humans since the 13th century, either observing or subtly influencing. He mentions helping to finance one of the first printing presses in Europe, providing a crude drawing of the world to Columbus (glimpsed from his one view from orbit centuries before) and then going with him as a simple sailor. He plays a key role in humanity's rise as a galactic power, although he usually works from the shadows. His latest chronological appearance so far is in the spin-off ''Trevelyan's Mission'' series, which takes place many centuries after the main one. He even uses one of his past identities, probably assuming that no one would know.

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* Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark''series ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark'' series takes place over a number of centuries and largely focused on members of a single family. However, there is one character, who keeps appearing in nearly all novels either as an important character or a cameo. He is a member of a race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]], whose lifespans are measured in millennia, and has been among humans since the 13th century, either observing or subtly influencing. He mentions helping to finance one of the first printing presses in Europe, providing a crude drawing of the world to Columbus (glimpsed from his one view from orbit centuries before) and then going with him as a simple sailor. He plays a key role in humanity's rise as a galactic power, although he usually works from the shadows. His latest chronological appearance so far is in the spin-off ''Trevelyan's Mission'' series, which takes place many centuries after the main one. He even uses one of his past identities, probably assuming that no one would know.
7th Sep '16 6:14:34 PM ChronoLegion
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* Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark''series takes place over a number of centuries and largely focused on members of a single family. However, there is one character, who keeps appearing in nearly all novels either as an important character or a cameo. He is a member of a race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]], whose lifespans are measured in millennia, and has been among humans since the 13th century, either observing or subtly influencing. He mentions helping to finance one of the first printing presses in Europe, providing a crude drawing of the world to Columbus (glimpsed from his one view from orbit centuries before) and then going with him as a simple sailor. He plays a key role in humanity's rise as a galactic power, although he usually works from the shadows. His latest chronological appearance so far is in the spin-off ''Trevelyan's Mission'' series, which takes place many centuries after the main one. He even uses one of his past identities, probably assuming that no one would know.
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