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12th Aug '16 7:37:36 PM Deathhacker
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* Juvenat treatments in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' retard aging, but do not affect maturation--thus, nobles, Inquisitors, and other important people can appear to be in their thirties or forties at two to three hundred years of age. The treatments are not perfect, so the appearance of a very healthy 40-50 year old is most common, barring additional surgery.

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* Juvenat treatments in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' 40000}}''
** Juvenat treatments
retard aging, but do not affect maturation--thus, nobles, Inquisitors, and other important people can appear to be in their thirties or forties at two to three hundred years of age. The treatments are not perfect, so the appearance of a very healthy 40-50 year old is most common, barring additional surgery.surgery.
** 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).
9th Aug '16 10:48:24 PM PaulA
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* {{Dragaera}} definitely uses this. Dragaerans are immature from about ages 1-70, but are still in fighting shape after 1,000 years. They do get old eventually, but the series is remarkably low on infirm, elderly Dragaerans, so it's not clear how long they last as "old people."

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* {{Dragaera}} Literature/{{Dragaera}} definitely uses this. Dragaerans are immature from about ages 1-70, but are still in fighting shape after 1,000 years. They do get old eventually, but the series is remarkably low on infirm, elderly Dragaerans, so it's not clear how long they last as "old people."people".
3rd Aug '16 4:49:30 PM eroock
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3rd Aug '16 4:49:10 PM eroock
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-->--''Blog/{{Things Mr Welch Is No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG}}'' "[[http://theglen.livejournal.com/282764.html #1616]]"

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24th Jul '16 6:44:52 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'': Given his physical description, [[IneptMage Schmendrick the Magician]] was cursed with unaging immortality sometime in his twenties, or possibly even his late teens. [[PeterSBeagle Word of God]] puts his chronological age as anywhere between his forties and his sixties.

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* ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'': Given his physical description, [[IneptMage Schmendrick the Magician]] was cursed with unaging immortality sometime in his twenties, or possibly even his late teens. [[PeterSBeagle Word of God]] WordOfGod puts his chronological age as anywhere between his forties and his sixties.
10th Jul '16 5:56:23 PM nombretomado
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* The titular half-youma warriors of ''{{Claymore}}'' are probably an example of this, the key word being ''probably''. While the few Claymores who ''do'' survive beyond the average human's prime don't show any signs of aging, most aren't likely to live even ''that'' long thanks to the dangers of their chosen profession.

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* The titular half-youma warriors of ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' are probably an example of this, the key word being ''probably''. While the few Claymores who ''do'' survive beyond the average human's prime don't show any signs of aging, most aren't likely to live even ''that'' long thanks to the dangers of their chosen profession.
21st Jun '16 9:31:22 PM CaptEquinox
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* This is the only drawback in Damon Knight's novella ''Dio'' (or ''The Dying Man''). In TheFuture, humans have genetically engineered themselves to [[TheAgeless immortality]] and physical perfection; a FreeLoveFuture, with [[WeWillAllFlyInTheFuture levitation]] and HealingFactor enjoyed by all. However, the way they did it was to lengthen the already long period of youth before sexual maturity, creating an asymptotic curve that never quite reaches the apex. They never mature; that's why they don't die. They 'look'' like Greek gods, but they're actually eternal kids. They're not even teenagers. This helps with population control, but they lose out on experiences only adults or the elderly can have ... except the title character, a brilliant artist whose loss of immortality is reflected in his work.
20th Jun '16 10:26:19 AM nighttrainfm
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** Played straight with the Krogan, who are considered battle-ready at a fairly young age and ''stay'' that way for a good long while. They're also explosive breeders, which is why the turians and salarians resorted to the [[DepopulationBomb genophage.]]

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** Played straight with the Krogan, who are considered battle-ready at a fairly young age and ''stay'' that way for at least a good long while.thousand years. They're also explosive breeders, which is why the turians and salarians resorted to the [[DepopulationBomb genophage.]]
20th Jun '16 10:24:55 AM nighttrainfm
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* Played with in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Averted by the asari, who are generally thought to leave childhood at forty, and are considered mature (if rather young) adults at 80. A century-old asari is considered "barely more than a child". They give live birth and just how long gestation takes is never stated, but given a [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 conversation]] between an asari and her shorter-lived non-asari husband involving their two children, it probably is less than a decade. Krogan play the trope straight.

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* Played The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' plays with in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. this repeatedly:
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Averted by the asari, who are generally thought to leave childhood at forty, and are considered mature (if rather young) adults at 80. A century-old asari is considered "barely more than a child". They give live birth and just how long gestation takes is never stated, but given a [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 conversation]] between an asari and her shorter-lived non-asari husband involving their two children, it probably is less than a decade. Krogan play
** Played straight with
the trope straight.Krogan, who are considered battle-ready at a fairly young age and ''stay'' that way for a good long while. They're also explosive breeders, which is why the turians and salarians resorted to the [[DepopulationBomb genophage.]]
8th Jun '16 12:21:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* Martians in ''WarlordOfMars'' are very immortal, or at very least age slowly after reaching physical maturity. The female lead Dejah Thoris, is at least 400 years old by the time she meets John Carter, with the prequel series that she starred taking many centuries before their meeting, yet she is physically in her early twenties. A few exceptions exist with [[EvilOldFolks Issus]] and [[BadassGrandpa Tardos Mors]], who clearly show signs of aging, but its possible that they are ''really that old''.

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* Martians in ''WarlordOfMars'' ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars'' are very immortal, or at very least age slowly after reaching physical maturity. The female lead Dejah Thoris, is at least 400 years old by the time she meets John Carter, with the prequel series that she starred taking many centuries before their meeting, yet she is physically in her early twenties. A few exceptions exist with [[EvilOldFolks Issus]] and [[BadassGrandpa Tardos Mors]], who clearly show signs of aging, but its possible that they are ''really that old''.
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