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18th Nov '17 3:43:51 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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*** ElixirOfLife: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a magical liquid or potion that restores lifeforce, health or even youth.
11th Nov '17 6:25:31 PM FRizer
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** This trope = The Ageless + NighInvulnerability UpToEleven

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** This trope = The Ageless + NighInvulnerability UpToEleven



** BornAgainImmortality - if the character's mind or spirit is transferred to a new-born child, as in traditional reincarnation.

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** BornAgainImmortality - if the character's mind or spirit is transferred to a new-born child, as in traditional reincarnation.{{reincarnation}}.



* '''Force of Will''' - A character so wants to live forever (usually to complete a given goal) that this sheer willpower is enough to scare off the Reaper.
** PurposeDrivenImmortality

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* '''Force of Will''' '''PurposeDrivenImmortality''' - A character so wants to live forever (usually Someone who is immortal to complete a given goal) that this purpose; once he's done he becomes mortal (or dies instantly). Either because [[{{Determinator}} of his sheer willpower is enough will to scare off live to achieve it]], or someone provided him with immortality in exchange for fulfilling the Reaper.
** PurposeDrivenImmortality
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** BodyBackupDrive
*** BrainUploading
** GrandTheftMe
*** BodySurf
*** FamilialBodySnatcher
** FightingAShadow

* '''How to become immortal?''' - Methods by which a mortal character can actively cheat death. Key word being ''actively'', once the method is stopped or reversed, they either die or become mortal again.
** FountainOfYouth
** ImmortalityInducer
*** SoulJar
*** HeartDrive
** LifeDrinker

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** BodyBackupDrive
BodyBackupDrive: He has clones/robot bodies to come back into should he die.
*** BrainUploading
BrainUploading: He mostly exists inside a computer/virtual world. He may be able to manifest himself (or a copy of himself) in the real world by either inhabiting a robot or using a hologram.
** GrandTheftMe
GrandTheftMe: The character outright steals other people's bodies to survive.
*** BodySurf
BodySurf: The character does the above frequently.
*** FamilialBodySnatcher
FamilialBodySnatcher: A common limitation for body snatchers is making them only able to inhabit a body of their relatives.
** FightingAShadow

FightingAShadow: An effect one might feel from trying to fight someone with spare bodies.

* '''How to become immortal?''' - Methods by which a mortal character can [[ImmortalitySeeker actively cheat death.death]]. Key word being ''actively'', once the method is stopped or reversed, they either die or become mortal again.
** FountainOfYouth
FountainOfYouth: Something that makes a character young again. Can make them effectively immortal if done a lot.
** ImmortalityInducer
ImmortalityInducer: Use/do this and you're effectively immortal.
*** SoulJar
SoulJar: Someone puts their soul into something, usually hidden at a remote place. This makes them immortal, and usually invulnerable, but that very jar becomes the person's weak point.
*** HeartDrive
HeartDrive: The part of the being's body that houses their consciousness, which ensures their survival even if most of their body is destroyed; the drive, if it's intact can be put into another body to make them alive again. Differs from SoulJar in that HeartDrive must be put in their bodies.
** LifeDrinker
LifeDrinker: Someone absorbs the "life force" of another to keep himself alive.
** TouchedByVorlons: That is, someone else grants them immortality. Either it's a one time deal or it has to be done continuously.



** MortalityEnsues

* '''Incomplete Immortality'''
** AgeWithoutYouth
** CameBackWrong
** TheUndead
** YouCantKillWhatsAlreadyDead

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** MortalityEnsues

MortalityEnsues: An immortal becomes mortal, or a mortal who became immortal gets it reversed.
** [[SealedIndexInACan Sealing]]: They are still immortal, but they can't do anything. They're effectively "dead".

* '''Incomplete Immortality'''
Immortality''': They are immortal, but with drawbacks.
** AgeWithoutYouth
AgeWithoutYouth: Being 100+ years old suddenly matters little when your body is as old as one.
** CameBackWrong
CameBackWrong: You come back alive at a great cost.
** TheUndead
TheUndead: You're only partly "alive" after you come back from the dead.

* '''Legacy Immortality''': They, body-wise, are totally mortal and won't live forever. Their ''legacy'', however, will.
** YouCantKillWhatsAlreadyDeadLegacyCharacter: Someone who actively takes the mantle of another (usually famous) person in order to preserve the image of said famous person in the future.
** Seeking Fame: One reason for people with "fame" as a goal is to become known to other people even after their death.
*** FameThroughInfamy: For some people, infamy is just the same as fame.
*** NeverLiveItDown: Someone don't want people to remember the one bad thing that they did/happened to them. People remember anyway, much to their chagrin.
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*** BloodBath

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*** BloodBath
18th Feb '17 10:42:37 AM Katsuhagi
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*** FamilialBodySnatcher
4th Jan '17 4:46:00 PM Basara-kun
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** YouCantKillWhatsAlreadyDead
21st Dec '16 2:23:19 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* '''Force of Will'''

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* '''Force of Will'''Will''' - A character so wants to live forever (usually to complete a given goal) that this sheer willpower is enough to scare off the Reaper.



* '''Spare Bodies'''

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* '''Spare Bodies'''Bodies''' - Any injury that would be fatal is OnlyAFleshWound for this character: his spirit will come back in another body.


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* CameBackWrong

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* ** CameBackWrong
21st Nov '16 8:10:23 PM Specialist290
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* CameBackWrong
23rd Oct '16 10:14:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''How to undo immortality?'''
** MortalityEnsues
9th Feb '16 9:57:57 AM sparkles38
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One of the oldest of human desires is to counteract [[WeAreAsMayflies the fleeting nature of our short human existence]]. Eternal life is ingrained in the collective human consciousness, having been present in literature and myths for [[OlderThanDirt as long as they've been around]]. Literally. ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' (the oldest heroic epic known to the modern world) is, in large part, about the titular character's search for a way to live forever.

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One of the oldest of human desires is to counteract [[WeAreAsMayflies the fleeting nature of our short human existence]]. Yes, we don't live forever. People and animals change as they age, and eventually catch disease and die.

Eternal life is ingrained in the collective human consciousness, having been present in literature and myths for [[OlderThanDirt as long as they've been around]]. Literally. ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' (the oldest heroic epic known to the modern world) is, in large part, about the titular character's search for a way to live forever.
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