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31st Aug '16 3:55:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Nathan Brazil, the immortal guardian of the universe in Creator/JackChalker's WellWorld series, is said (in-story) to be the likely inspiration for both the FlyingDutchman and wandering Jew legends since he is Jewish and his favorite occupation is ship captain.

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* Nathan Brazil, the immortal guardian of the universe in Creator/JackChalker's WellWorld ''Literature/WellWorld'' series, is said (in-story) to be the likely inspiration for both the FlyingDutchman and wandering Jew legends since he is Jewish and his favorite occupation is ship captain.
20th Aug '16 10:03:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''DragonLance'' has the Green Gemstone Man, condemned to wander the earth. He had a green gem from a column embedded in his chest; the gem prevented the gods from returning to the world of Dragonlance because the column was incomplete. He could be killed, but would be reincarnated.

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* ''DragonLance'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' has the Green Gemstone Man, condemned to wander the earth. He had a green gem from a column embedded in his chest; the gem prevented the gods from returning to the world of Dragonlance because the column was incomplete. He could be killed, but would be reincarnated.
11th Aug '16 2:03:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheGreenMile'', Tom Hanks' character faces this for his participation in executing the MagicalNegro who is implied to be Jesus. This is a combination of CursedWithAwesome and BlessedWithSuck, as while he retains youth beyond his age, he still ends up in a nursing home with all of his friends and loved ones long dead.

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* In ''TheGreenMile'', ''Film/TheGreenMile'', Tom Hanks' character faces this for his participation in executing the MagicalNegro who is implied to be Jesus. This is a combination of CursedWithAwesome and BlessedWithSuck, as while he retains youth beyond his age, he still ends up in a nursing home with all of his friends and loved ones long dead.



* The Demi Moore vehicle ''TheSeventhSign'' features a priest who turns out to be the legendary wandering Roman. He is forced to wander the earth until the second coming, and is thus trying to bring it about.

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* The Demi Moore vehicle ''TheSeventhSign'' ''Film/TheSeventhSign'' features a priest who turns out to be the legendary wandering Roman. He is forced to wander the earth until the second coming, and is thus trying to bring it about.



* ''TheManFromEarth'' is about a man, John Oldman, who claims to be 14,000 years old. His WalkingTheEarth began when his home tribe of cavemen noticed that he didn't age, and believed that he was stealing their life force. The Wandering Jew epithet is particularly ironic, considering that he [[spoiler:accidentally became Jesus while trying to spread the teachings of Buddha in Palestine.]]

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* ''TheManFromEarth'' ''Film/TheManFromEarth'' is about a man, John Oldman, who claims to be 14,000 years old. His WalkingTheEarth began when his home tribe of cavemen noticed that he didn't age, and believed that he was stealing their life force. The Wandering Jew epithet is particularly ironic, considering that he [[spoiler:accidentally became Jesus while trying to spread the teachings of Buddha in Palestine.]]



* In {{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', Odysseus is cursed to never be able to go home (though the gods later relent). Apart from being stuck on one island for a long while, he spends most of his ten years on boats. Which keep sinking. Making him a hybrid Ahauserus-Dutchman thing, though of course older than either.

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* In {{Homer}}'s Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', Odysseus is cursed to never be able to go home (though the gods later relent). Apart from being stuck on one island for a long while, he spends most of his ten years on boats. Which keep sinking. Making him a hybrid Ahauserus-Dutchman thing, though of course older than either.
7th Aug '16 11:18:09 AM nombretomado
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* In TheDCU, one of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger's purported origins--[[MultipleChoicePast he has four, and DC will never say which if any of them is the real one]]--is that he is the Wandering Jew. (The other three also involve him being some kind of FlyingDutchman, but not ''the'' Wandering Jew. Clear?)

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* In TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, one of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger's purported origins--[[MultipleChoicePast he has four, and DC will never say which if any of them is the real one]]--is that he is the Wandering Jew. (The other three also involve him being some kind of FlyingDutchman, but not ''the'' Wandering Jew. Clear?)
31st Jul '16 8:05:52 AM DaibhidC
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* "[[http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/newmanbyrne/wandering_christian.html The Wandering Christian]]" by Creator/KimNewman and EugeneByrne is a short story set in an AlternateHistory where Constantine failed to conquer by the sign of the cross, and Christianity has been all but forgotten, except by the cursed wanderer.

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* "[[http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/newmanbyrne/wandering_christian.html The Wandering Christian]]" by Creator/KimNewman and EugeneByrne Eugene Byrne is a short story set in an AlternateHistory where Constantine failed to conquer by the sign of the cross, and Christianity has been all but forgotten, except by the cursed wanderer.
31st Jul '16 8:05:29 AM DaibhidC
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* His autobiography: Paul Eldridge & George Sylvester Viereck wrote a trilogy from 1928 to 1932, MyFirstTwoThousandYears: the Autobiography of the Wandering Jew, followed by Salome:theWanderingJewess and TheInvincibleAdam.

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* His autobiography: Paul Eldridge & George Sylvester Viereck wrote a trilogy from 1928 to 1932, MyFirstTwoThousandYears: ''Literature/MyFirstTwoThousandYears: the Autobiography of the Wandering Jew, Jew'', followed by Salome:theWanderingJewess ''Salome:the Wandering Jewess'' and TheInvincibleAdam.''The Invincible Adam''.




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* "[[http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/newmanbyrne/wandering_christian.html The Wandering Christian]]" by Creator/KimNewman and EugeneByrne is a short story set in an AlternateHistory where Constantine failed to conquer by the sign of the cross, and Christianity has been all but forgotten, except by the cursed wanderer.
31st Jul '16 7:43:29 AM DaibhidC
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* [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0695.htm Lancelot meets the Wandering Jew]] in the space arc of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. He's based on Creator/MelBrooks' 2,000 year old man, and is cursed to walk the Earth for slightly over a thousand years. (The space arc of ''AKOTAS'' isn't set in the "future", exactly, but the 5th century AD in a history where space travel has existed since time immemorial).
24th Jul '16 2:49:04 PM nombretomado
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* The country song "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky," covered by JohnnyCash among others, concerns a cowboy who sees a group of men on horseback chasing a [[TheWildHunt herd of demonic cattle]] across the horizon. Apparently, cowboys who sin in life are condemned to ride after the Devil's herd unto eternity.
** This song was updated by the BlueOysterCult in their track ''Feel The Thunder''. In which a group of impious hell's angels tank up on beer and cocaine and go for a fatal ride on the night of October 31st. Satan judges their souls and condemns them to haunt the California Coast road in perpetuity.
* The folk song ''M.T.A.'', (the best known version is by The Kingston Trio) tells the story of Charlie, who boarded a BostonMTA subway and couldn't get off at his stop due to not having the money to pay the exit fare.[[note]]for a number of years, rather than retool all the turnstiles to accept a new, higher fare, the conductor simply collected the difference between the fare you paid to get on and the total fare when you left the train. The nickel that Charlie didn't have was this "exit fare".[[/note]]

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* The country song "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky," covered by JohnnyCash Music/JohnnyCash among others, concerns a cowboy who sees a group of men on horseback chasing a [[TheWildHunt herd of demonic cattle]] across the horizon. Apparently, cowboys who sin in life are condemned to ride after the Devil's herd unto eternity.
** This song was updated by the BlueOysterCult Music/BlueOysterCult in their track ''Feel "Feel The Thunder''.Thunder". In which a group of impious hell's angels tank up on beer and cocaine and go for a fatal ride on the night of October 31st. Satan judges their souls and condemns them to haunt the California Coast road in perpetuity.
* The folk song ''M."M.T.A.'', ", (the best known version is by The Kingston Trio) tells the story of Charlie, who boarded a BostonMTA subway and couldn't get off at his stop due to not having the money to pay the exit fare.[[note]]for a number of years, rather than retool all the turnstiles to accept a new, higher fare, the conductor simply collected the difference between the fare you paid to get on and the total fare when you left the train. The nickel that Charlie didn't have was this "exit fare".[[/note]]



* {{Rush}}' "Xanadu" (from "A Farewell to Kings") is inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan"; the protagonist achieves immortality and, well, lives to regret it.

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* {{Rush}}' Music/{{Rush}}'s "Xanadu" (from "A Farewell to Kings") is inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan"; the protagonist achieves immortality and, well, lives to regret it.
23rd Jul '16 4:28:24 PM nombretomado
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** CarlBarks used the actual Flying Dutchman in a Scrooge story a couple of years later; in this version it turns out that [[spoiler:the ship itself has been frozen inside an iceberg for centuries; its “ghost” image was a mirage caused by the unusual properties of the ice in that region]].

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** CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks used the actual Flying Dutchman in a Scrooge story a couple of years later; in this version it turns out that [[spoiler:the ship itself has been frozen inside an iceberg for centuries; its “ghost” image was a mirage caused by the unusual properties of the ice in that region]].
10th Jul '16 1:06:20 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** At least he's not alone. Mister Jingles, a mouse who was also healed by the MagicalNegro, is under the same effects.
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