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18th Nov '16 5:20:28 AM Bissek
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* ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' both averts and explains this. Immortals are always frozen at the age when they died, so you can get child immortals, but because immortals also tend to hunt each other down, the children don't last long, so you don't see many... the ones that survive the first few years... [[ManipulativeBastard tend to]] [[AxeCrazy be off]]. Immortals above the biological age of forty also tend to be rare, for pretty much the same reason - those that aren't 'lucky' enough to start being immortal when in their physical prime (20s and 30s) are less likely to last long when other immortals come around with a sword and try to cut their heads off.

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* ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' both averts and explains this. Immortals are always frozen at the age when they first died, so you can get child immortals, but because immortals also tend to hunt each other down, the children don't last long, so you don't see many... the ones that survive the first few years... [[ManipulativeBastard tend to]] [[AxeCrazy be off]]. Immortals above the biological age of forty also tend to be rare, for pretty much the same reason - those that aren't 'lucky' enough to start being immortal when in their physical prime (20s and 30s) are less likely to last long when other immortals come around with a sword and try to cut their heads off.



** The Primarchs had this as they not only rapidly reached maturity, but they also never seem to age. This seemed to have at least lasted a few good centuries from the start of the Great Crusade up until just a few years after the Horus Heresy, but it's not known if they're simply long-lived or if they're truly immortal, as all current Primarch are either dead, lost or Daemons (which immortality comes naturally for).

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** The Primarchs had this as they not only rapidly reached maturity, but they also never seem to age. This seemed to have at least lasted a few good centuries from the start of the Great Crusade up until just a few years after the Horus Heresy, but it's not known if they're simply long-lived or if they're truly immortal, as all current Primarch Primarchs in the story's present day are either dead, in suspended animation while inches from death, lost or Daemons (which immortality comes naturally for).
28th Oct '16 12:02:50 PM BeerBaron
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* It seems to work this way for Mer (or at least Dunmer, and [[AllThereInTheManual probably not for]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orsimer]]) in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. Unofficial chronicles of Queen Barenziah's life portray her as growing up as a precocious teen and being considered an adult once she was 18 years old. That was in the First Era. She's still alive and well, if elderly, during the events of ''Morrowind''. And while the lack of Dunmer children in the game is mostly due to the [[HideYourChildren conspicuous absence of children in general]], you can meet families where the parents don't seem much older than their progeny (then again, this could be due to OnlySixFaces).

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* It seems to work this way for Mer (or at least Dunmer, and [[AllThereInTheManual probably not for]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orsimer]]) in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. Unofficial chronicles of Queen Barenziah's life portray her as growing up as a precocious teen and being considered an adult once she was 18 years old. That was in nearly 500 years before the First Era. She's events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' where she's still alive and well, if elderly, during the events of ''Morrowind''.quite elderly. And while the lack of Dunmer children in the game is mostly due to the [[HideYourChildren conspicuous absence of children in general]], you can meet families where the parents don't seem much older than their progeny (then again, this could be due to OnlySixFaces).
2nd Oct '16 6:49:46 AM LordOfTheSword
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** ZigZagged by the elves. [[InvertedTrope Their very early development is faster than that of humans, able to walk, talk, and dance within a year.]] After that, [[AvertedTrope things slow down]], and they don't reach physical maturity until around 50 and aren't considered full adults until their first century. After that, they seem to play the trope straight, appearing young and beautiful for millennia, but they ''are'' still aging, just proportionally slowly given that their lifespans are potentially as long as ''the remaining lifespan of the universe''. The oldest elves ''do'' [[SubvertedTrope show signs of aging]], such as Círdan the Shipwright, who at the time of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has a long white beard, which he earned by being ''over seven thousand years old''.

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** ZigZagged by the elves. [[InvertedTrope Their very early development is faster than that of humans, able to walk, talk, and dance within a year.]] After that, [[AvertedTrope things slow down]], and they don't reach physical maturity until around 50 and aren't considered full adults until their first century. After that, they seem to play the trope straight, appearing young and beautiful for millennia, but they ''are'' still aging, just proportionally slowly given that their lifespans are potentially as long as ''the remaining lifespan of the universe''. The oldest elves ''do'' [[SubvertedTrope show signs of aging]], such as Círdan the Shipwright, who at the time of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has a long white beard, which he earned by being ''over seven thousand years old''.old'', i.e. '''''he's as old as the existence of the elvish race'''''.
15th Sep '16 9:21:04 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'': The Lord Ruler has dominated the world for a thousand years, and is worshiped as "the Sliver of Infinity" in the Final Empire. He rarely makes appearances, but when he does, people are often struck by how ''young'' he looks. He looks like a fit man in the prime of his life. [[spoiler:This is because his method of immortality involves compounding his youth to expand it infinitely. He can look whatever age he wants; he chooses to look young for obvious reasons. However, after a thousand years that age is catching up with him, so several times a week he goes to a special room in his palace where he can appear older, to give him a bit more breathing room of youth to compound]].
2nd Sep '16 6:41:16 PM WillKeaton
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** As demonstrated by Cyra herself [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1213.php here]].

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** As demonstrated by Cyra herself [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1213.php here]].here.]]
2nd Sep '16 6:40:38 PM WillKeaton
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* In the official fan remake of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestII'', Little Red Riding Hood is retconned into a girl named Possum whom lives with her elderly sick grandmother. [[spoiler: her grandfather in his youth was turned into a vampire, though a friendly one. But went into seclusion ashamed of what he became. When he discovers that his elderly wife is going to die he turns her into a vampire so she can live with him and be eternally young (She actually takes on the appearance of a 30-40 year old) Where he also turns Possum, who being a squeaky voiced child, now is a deep voiced fully grown adult.]]

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* In the official fan remake of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestII'', Little Red Riding Hood is retconned into a girl named Possum whom lives with her elderly sick grandmother. [[spoiler: her Her grandfather in his youth was turned into a vampire, though a friendly one. But went into seclusion seclusion, ashamed of what he became. When he discovers that his elderly wife is going to die he turns her into a vampire so she can live with him and be eternally young young. (She actually takes on the appearance of a 30-40 year old) Where he old.) He also turns Possum, who being a squeaky voiced child, now is a deep voiced fully grown adult.]]
2nd Sep '16 6:38:34 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[http://nerdreactor.com/2011/10/15/curiosity-can-you-live-forever-starring-adam-savage/ Can You Live Forever?]]'', Adam finally achieves this after a long series of experimental medical procedures using SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology.

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* In ''[[http://nerdreactor.com/2011/10/15/curiosity-can-you-live-forever-starring-adam-savage/ Can You Live Forever?]]'', Forever?]]'' Adam finally achieves this after a long series of experimental medical procedures using SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology.
2nd Sep '16 6:37:40 PM WillKeaton
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* In J.R. Ward's "Literature/BlackDaggerBrotherhood" series, vampires live for hundreds of years. Their transition from "pre-trans" to full vampire occurs at about 25, and they age very slowly after that.

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* In J.R. Ward's "Literature/BlackDaggerBrotherhood" ''Literature/BlackDaggerBrotherhood'' series, vampires live for hundreds of years. Their transition from "pre-trans" to full vampire occurs at about 25, and they age very slowly after that.



* Inverted in Sean McMullen's ''Voyage of the Shadowmoon", wherein Laron is a perpetually 14-year-old vampyre. With acne and a stuck-on beard. It sucks.

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* Inverted in Sean McMullen's [=McMullen's=] ''Voyage of the Shadowmoon", wherein Laron is a perpetually 14-year-old vampyre. With acne and a stuck-on beard. It sucks.
2nd Sep '16 6:35:39 PM WillKeaton
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* {{Wolverine}} of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' aged normally until sometime during his prime, when his aging slowed down significantly. Stories set a couple hundred years in the future often show him looking like a normal person would at 50 or 60..

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* {{Wolverine}} of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' aged normally until sometime during his prime, when his aging slowed down significantly. Stories set a couple hundred years in the future often show him looking like a normal person would at 50 or 60..60.
2nd Sep '16 6:35:23 PM WillKeaton
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* In ComicBook/{{Planetary}}, main protagonist Elijah Snow is a Century Baby, human beings born at the exact moment a new century is ushered in (in Snow's case, midnight of January 1, 1900) and possess supernatural abilities, near-immortality being one of them. At the start of the series, Snow is nearly a hundred years old but appears to be in his mid-30s. While she is not a Century Baby, Planetary operative Jakita Wagner is over 60 years old yet looks no older than 30. [[spoiler: It turns out her abilities are the result of her being the daughter of a Century Baby whom Snow knew. The children of Century Babies also possess nigh-immortality in addition to various other superpowers.]]

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* In ComicBook/{{Planetary}}, ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'', main protagonist Elijah Snow is a Century Baby, human beings born at the exact moment a new century is ushered in (in Snow's case, midnight of January 1, 1900) and possess supernatural abilities, near-immortality being one of them. At the start of the series, Snow is nearly a hundred years old but appears to be in his mid-30s. While she is not a Century Baby, Planetary operative Jakita Wagner is over 60 years old yet looks no older than 30. [[spoiler: It turns out her abilities are the result of her being the daughter of a Century Baby whom Snow knew. The children of Century Babies also possess nigh-immortality in addition to various other superpowers.]]
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