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21st Jul '16 7:28:32 AM Clare
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* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' has two episodes ("The Evil of Doctor Dark" and "The Return of Doctor Dark") whose plots revolve around the search for the three pieces of the Orb of Konos which, when fully assembled, has the power to grant immortality.



* Certain mutations in genes such as BRCA 1, Rb, c-Myc ''et al.'' can prevent your cells from dying after a preset number of divisions. Unforunately, scientists call this condition ''cancer''. So while your individual cells become immortal (the tumour cells taken from the body of Henrietta Lacks are still alive today; they will continue to live as long as the field of biology exists), ''you'' will die.

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* Certain mutations in genes such as BRCA 1, Rb, c-Myc ''et al.'' can prevent your cells from dying after a preset number of divisions. Unforunately, Unfortunately, scientists call this condition ''cancer''. So while your individual cells become immortal (the tumour cells taken from the body of Henrietta Lacks are still alive today; they will continue to live as long as the field of biology exists), ''you'' will die.
14th Jul '16 2:21:35 PM BobRiddle
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* The Medal of Everlasting Life in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' protects its wearer from injury, harm, and death.
* Ironically enough, being killed makes Kai in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' an immortal spirit warrior, which makes him immune to the Wuxi Finger Hold.
10th Jul '16 12:35:57 PM Morgenthaler
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** [[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler's]] bracers in ''{{Mistborn}}'', which work due to the fact that [[spoiler: he's a master of two metal-based magic systems which have odd interactions between them]]. They're made of [[{{Unobtainium}} atium]] which [[spoiler: the Lord Ruler can use to store youth for later consumption using Feruchemy- with the side effect that he has to become old for an equivalent amount of time that he's young, because Feruchemy is an EquivalentExchange system]]. Add his ''other'' magic system, Allomancy, which lets him draw power from the metal itself- [[spoiler: by "burning" the bracers he's charged with Feruchemy, he's got a pair of magical objects that make him- and only him- infinitely young]]. This neat trick is called "compounding", and was the source of his [[PhysicalGod godlike general abilities]], though only the bracers are this trope.

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** [[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler's]] bracers in ''{{Mistborn}}'', ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'', which work due to the fact that [[spoiler: he's a master of two metal-based magic systems which have odd interactions between them]]. They're made of [[{{Unobtainium}} atium]] which [[spoiler: the Lord Ruler can use to store youth for later consumption using Feruchemy- with the side effect that he has to become old for an equivalent amount of time that he's young, because Feruchemy is an EquivalentExchange system]]. Add his ''other'' magic system, Allomancy, which lets him draw power from the metal itself- [[spoiler: by "burning" the bracers he's charged with Feruchemy, he's got a pair of magical objects that make him- and only him- infinitely young]]. This neat trick is called "compounding", and was the source of his [[PhysicalGod godlike general abilities]], though only the bracers are this trope.



* In Megan Whalen Turner's ''[[TheQueensThief The Thief]]'', Gen ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the titular character]]) is recruited to help find a stone that grants immortality to whoever is wearing it. [[spoiler:After he steals it, he hides it in his hair and attempts to escape, but is caught up in a fight and stabbed in the chest. When the sword is removed Gen describes it as feeling as though his life is being stretched thin by the blade, and it causes him an immense amount of pain. Gen decides the pain isn't worth it and swears off ever wanting to be immortal again.]]

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* In Megan Whalen Turner's ''[[TheQueensThief ''[[Literature/TheQueensThief The Thief]]'', Gen ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the titular character]]) is recruited to help find a stone that grants immortality to whoever is wearing it. [[spoiler:After he steals it, he hides it in his hair and attempts to escape, but is caught up in a fight and stabbed in the chest. When the sword is removed Gen describes it as feeling as though his life is being stretched thin by the blade, and it causes him an immense amount of pain. Gen decides the pain isn't worth it and swears off ever wanting to be immortal again.]]



* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene Golden Age]]'' trilogy, nomenual recordings allow effective immortality. Although it is a major plot point that the heat death of the universe will ensure that this is not actually living ''forever'' -- the most that is possible is until every form of energy in the universe is completely consumed.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheTowerOfTheElephant", Yara is said to be centuries old, and immortal because of his [[MineralMacGuffin gem]], the Heart of the Elephant.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene Golden Age]]'' trilogy, nomenual recordings allow effective immortality. Although it is a major plot point that the heat death of the universe will ensure that this is not actually living ''forever'' -- the most that is possible is until every form of energy in the universe is completely consumed.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheTowerOfTheElephant", Yara is said to be centuries old, and immortal because of his [[MineralMacGuffin gem]], the Heart of the Elephant.



* In ''TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff'', King-Emperor Huon's life is indefinitely prolonged by the Throne Globe, an elaborate piece of LostTechnology. From the outside, it looks like a glass sphere full of translucent fluid in which Huon floats. He can talk to people in the room, but he can't leave the sphere or move it. If it were to be destroyed, which would not be terribly hard considering it's made of glass, he would die.
* The narrator in Xanadu by ''{{Rush}}'' gains immortality after entering the Pleasure Dome, dining on the honeydew, and drinking the milk of paradise. He is ''not'' happy about it.
* In ''{{Dragonlance}}'', [[EvilSorcerer Fistandantilus's]] bloodstone pendant allowed him to drain the life-force from other wizards to prolong his own existence. [[spoiler: Unfortunely for him, his BastardUnderstudy Raistlin figured out that he would be the next victim and turned the tables, stealing the bloodstone and using it on Fistandantilus himself, killing him, absorbing his memories and life-force, and stealing his identity to boot]].

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* In ''TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff'', ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff'', King-Emperor Huon's life is indefinitely prolonged by the Throne Globe, an elaborate piece of LostTechnology. From the outside, it looks like a glass sphere full of translucent fluid in which Huon floats. He can talk to people in the room, but he can't leave the sphere or move it. If it were to be destroyed, which would not be terribly hard considering it's made of glass, he would die.
* The narrator in Xanadu by ''{{Rush}}'' ''Literature/{{Rush}}'' gains immortality after entering the Pleasure Dome, dining on the honeydew, and drinking the milk of paradise. He is ''not'' happy about it.
* In ''{{Dragonlance}}'', ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', [[EvilSorcerer Fistandantilus's]] bloodstone pendant allowed him to drain the life-force from other wizards to prolong his own existence. [[spoiler: Unfortunely for him, his BastardUnderstudy Raistlin figured out that he would be the next victim and turned the tables, stealing the bloodstone and using it on Fistandantilus himself, killing him, absorbing his memories and life-force, and stealing his identity to boot]].



* In the ''StarWars'' [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], there is a whole planet, Iego, that works as this. Anyone living on this planet doesn't age and doesn't need nutrition as long as they don't leave. If they leave, no ill effects happen, the biological processes just resume. Of course, the catch is that Iego is a DeathWorld by itself, and grants no immunity to violent death.
* In ''{{Nightside}}'' a street vendor is selling immortality serum. The real deal. "One sip, and you'll live forever. [[note]]You'll be a frog, but you'll live forever.[[/note]]"

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* In the ''StarWars'' [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', there is a whole planet, Iego, that works as this. Anyone living on this planet doesn't age and doesn't need nutrition as long as they don't leave. If they leave, no ill effects happen, the biological processes just resume. Of course, the catch is that Iego is a DeathWorld by itself, and grants no immunity to violent death.
* In ''{{Nightside}}'' ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' a street vendor is selling immortality serum. The real deal. "One sip, and you'll live forever. [[note]]You'll be a frog, but you'll live forever.[[/note]]"
3rd Jul '16 9:39:13 AM Generality
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* In ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'', anyone can be made immortal if their name is written in a Register of Immortals by a government official. This is usually reserved for newly-selected officials, and the status can be removed just as easily. The lists are just bookkeeping for the gods, who do the actual inducing on the basis that governments are more stable if their members can keep working forever. By the same token, national rulers are also automatically granted immortality when chosen for the role by a Kirin, but since eternity as a ruler is [[WhoWantsToLiveForever very stressful]], they tend to fall after a lifetime or so.
3rd Jul '16 9:11:34 AM Generality
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* In ''Franchise/DragonBall'', one of the wishes the Dragons can grant is bestowing immortality. The early villains of ''Z'', Vegeta and Frieza, wanted Earth and later Namek's Dragon Balls for this reason. Though Vegeta only sought them out [[spoiler:because he believed he would only be able to defeat Frieza if he was immortal. He lost interest in immortality after Frieza was defeated.]]

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* In ''Franchise/DragonBall'', one of the wishes the Dragons can grant is bestowing immortality. The early villains of ''Z'', Vegeta and Frieza, wanted Earth and later Namek's Dragon Balls for this reason. Though Vegeta only sought them out [[spoiler:because he believed he would only be able to defeat Frieza if he was immortal. He lost interest in immortality after Frieza was defeated.]]]] The only character known to have achieved immortality this way is Garlic Jr., who seems to have gained CompleteImmortality from it. Unfortunately for him, he was also HoistByHisOwnPetard and sucked into a pocket dimension [[AndIMustScream where he remains indefinitely]].
** Another source of immortality in the series is the Water of Life, drunk by Master Roshi, his sister Baba, and his rival the Crane Hermit, allowing them to live for hundreds of years. Since all of them appear very old, it's unknown if this method allows some aging or whether they were already old when they drank it.
30th Jun '16 9:33:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* The Guardian Emerald in ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' when Knuckles died, it would always resurrected him, but when then Floating Island's systems fell into disrepair most of Knuckles's memories were lost, as such he does not know the fate of his race and for it to work a being from the spiritual plane must be willing to exist in the mortal realm, unfortunately for the Echidnas, and perhaps all of Mobius, the only willing candidate was Vichama, the God of Death.



* The Guardian Emerald in ''SonicTheComicOnline'' when Knuckles died, it would always resurrected him, but when then Floating Island's systems fell into disrepair most of Knuckles's memories were lost, as such he does not know the fate of his race and for it to work a being from the spiritual plane must be willing to exist in the mortal realm, unfortunately for the Echidnas, and perhaps all of Mobius, the only willing candidate was Vichama, the God of Death. [[/folder]]

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* The Guardian Emerald in ''SonicTheComicOnline'' when Knuckles died, it would always resurrected him, but when then Floating Island's systems fell into disrepair most of Knuckles's memories were lost, as such he does not know the fate of his race and for it to work a being from the spiritual plane must be willing to exist in the mortal realm, unfortunately for the Echidnas, and perhaps all of Mobius, the only willing candidate was Vichama, the God of Death. [[/folder]]
19th Jun '16 6:56:16 PM lavendermintrose
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* The Slates made Adolf ''Anime/{{K}}''. Weismann immortal when he became the Silver King. Subverted in that he didn't want it - he would rather have died in the bombing [[AngstySurvivingTwin along with his sister]]. [[spoiler: In the end of the second season, he does destroy the Slates and lose his immortality. He now gets to live a normal life with Kuroh and Neko.]]
10th Jun '16 11:05:40 AM matteste
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series has the Hourai Elixir, which was literally created by distilling the concept of eternity into liquid form. It makes whoever drinks it immortal by removing the very concept of death from their being: they will never age, never grow sick, and will heal any injury, no matter how severe (even ''instantly'' in Kaguya's case, due to her other power). The closest one can get to defeating one is beating them down until the pain makes them not want to fight you anymore. Even if you could time-travel to before they drank the elixir and tried to kill them then, it ''still'' wouldn't work; death was removed from the ''entirety'' of their history. Fortunately, only two (possibly three) people have consumed the Elixir, and not one of them is particularly interested in a fight to the death ([[CycleOfRevenge except between]] two [[RevengeBeforeReason of them]]). The Elixir remains in the immortal's body - should someone be skilled enough to disable a Hourai immortal and eat his or her liver without cooking it, they will also be granted the effects of the Elixir.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series has the Hourai Elixir, which was literally created by distilling the concept of eternity into liquid form. It makes whoever drinks it immortal by removing the very concept of death from their being: they will never age, never grow sick, and will heal any injury, no matter how severe (even ''instantly'' in Kaguya's case, due to her other power). The closest one can get to defeating one is beating them down until the pain makes them not want to fight you anymore. Even if you could time-travel to before they drank the elixir and tried to kill them then, it ''still'' wouldn't work; death was removed from the ''entirety'' of their history. Fortunately, only two three (possibly three) four) people have consumed the Elixir, and not one of them is particularly interested in a fight to the death ([[CycleOfRevenge except between]] two [[RevengeBeforeReason of them]]). The Elixir remains in the immortal's body - should someone be skilled enough to disable a Hourai immortal and eat his or her liver without cooking it, they will also be granted the effects of the Elixir.
31st May '16 5:31:30 PM WillKeaton
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* The life extenders are this for their holders in the VideoGame/TeamFortress2 [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental webcomics]]: one for Blutarch Mann, the other for Redmond Mann. [[spoiler: The ''Loose Canon'' comic suggested that THREE were built. In fact, there are a total of four. One is used by the lost Mann brother, Gray, assumed to be the third although later developments suggest he actually built it himself. Everything he's done since showing up is to find [[{{Unobtainium}} Australium]] to [[ImmortalitySeeker keep it going.]] The final life extender, presumably the third original, is used by the Administrator and frequently upgraded by the Engineer, as revealed by ''Blood in the Water''.]] That same story however reveals that even the life extenders have their limits. [[spoiler:The Administrator's upgraded version will still only grant her a few more years.]]

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* The life extenders are this for their holders in the VideoGame/TeamFortress2 ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental webcomics]]: one for Blutarch Mann, the other for Redmond Mann. [[spoiler: The ''Loose Canon'' comic suggested that THREE were built. In fact, there are a total of four. One is used by the lost Mann brother, Gray, assumed to be the third although later developments suggest he actually built it himself. Everything he's done since showing up is to find [[{{Unobtainium}} Australium]] to [[ImmortalitySeeker keep it going.]] The final life extender, presumably the third original, is used by the Administrator and frequently upgraded by the Engineer, as revealed by ''Blood in the Water''.]] That same story however reveals that even the life extenders have their limits. [[spoiler:The Administrator's upgraded version will still only grant her a few more years.]]



** Unfortunately, SCP-963 currently belongs to the [[BunnyEarsLawyer quite-possibly-insane]] Dr. Bright, which led to several (actually pretty funny) restrictions such as "SCP-963 is not a joy-buzzer.", "SCP-963 is not to be used in a game of 'hot potato'.", and "Dr. Bright is not allowed to apply SCP-963 to any major political figures. Again."

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** Unfortunately, SCP-963 currently belongs to the [[BunnyEarsLawyer quite-possibly-insane]] Dr. Bright, which led to several (actually pretty funny) restrictions such as "SCP-963 is not a joy-buzzer.", joy-buzzer," "SCP-963 is not to be used in a game of 'hot potato'.", potato'," and "Dr. Bright is not allowed to apply SCP-963 to any major political figures. Again."
31st May '16 5:28:35 PM WillKeaton
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* From the Wiki/SCPFoundation, there's [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-963 SCP-963]], a talisman which, if you are killed while holding it, is imprinted with your soul. From then on, anyone else who touches the talisman has their personality overwritten with whoever is contained inside. It's actually possible to make multiple copies of yourself this way.

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* From the Wiki/SCPFoundation, there's [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-963 SCP-963]], SCP-963;]] a talisman which, if you are killed while holding it, is imprinted with your soul. From then on, anyone else who touches the talisman has their personality overwritten with whoever is contained inside. It's actually possible to make multiple copies of yourself this way.



* The Guardian Emerald in SonicTheComicOnline when Knuckles died, it would always resurrected him, but when then Floating Island's systems fell into disrepair most of Knuckles's memories were lost, as such he does not know the fate of his race and for it to work a being from the spiritual plane must be willing to exist in the mortal realm, unfortunately for the Echidnas, and perhaps all of Mobius, the only willing candidate was Vichama, the God of Death. [[/folder]]

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* The Guardian Emerald in SonicTheComicOnline ''SonicTheComicOnline'' when Knuckles died, it would always resurrected him, but when then Floating Island's systems fell into disrepair most of Knuckles's memories were lost, as such he does not know the fate of his race and for it to work a being from the spiritual plane must be willing to exist in the mortal realm, unfortunately for the Echidnas, and perhaps all of Mobius, the only willing candidate was Vichama, the God of Death. [[/folder]]
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