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16th Nov '16 5:54:33 PM aidreamer
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', the BigBad, Charlie used a DangerousForbiddenTechnique to survive an assassination attempt, which came at the price of making him an enemy of the GeniusLoci that is Erfworld and literally fated to die. Now a CosmicPlaything and terrified of death, he has made living forever his main goal.
9th Oct '16 9:00:46 AM erforce
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** Captain Jack Sparrow. First it was cursed Aztec gold (not worth losing all sensation), then replacing Davy Jones (gave it up to [[spoiler: save Will's life]]), and then the Fountain of Youth....
*** At the end of ''On Stranger Tides'', [[spoiler: Jack decides he'd rather be ''remembered'' forever than exist that long, presumably realizing the high costs of immortality at this point]].
** Blackbeard.

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** Captain Jack Sparrow. First it was [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl cursed Aztec gold gold]] (not worth losing all sensation), then [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd replacing Davy Jones Jones]] (gave it up to [[spoiler: save Will's life]]), and then the Fountain of Youth....
*** At the end of ''On ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides'', Tides]]'', [[spoiler: Jack decides he'd rather be ''remembered'' forever than exist that long, presumably realizing the high costs of immortality at this point]].
** Blackbeard.Blackbeard from ''On Stranger Tides'', who is willing to sacrifice his own daughter to obtain immortality.
9th Oct '16 5:52:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Xanatos of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' fame. What good is all the money and power in the world (of which he has quite a bit) if he can't enjoy them forever? He's tried a number of things, but he's never been desperate enough to use them without testing on someone else first.
** He eases up on this after Hudson reminds him of Demona and Macbeth, who actually are immortal and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever fairly miserable]], and follows this up by asking him an ArmorPiercingQuestion concerning the legacy Xanatos will leave behind. Xanatos eventually decides that his family is more important.

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* Xanatos of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' fame. What good is all the money and power in the world (of which he has quite a bit) if he can't enjoy them forever? He's tried a number of things, but he's never been desperate enough to use them without testing on someone else first.
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first. He eases up on this after Hudson reminds him of Demona and Macbeth, who actually are immortal and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever fairly miserable]], and follows this up by asking him an ArmorPiercingQuestion concerning the legacy Xanatos will leave behind. Xanatos eventually decides that his family is more important.
9th Oct '16 5:52:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperSunday'': In ''Bigfoot And The Muscle Machines'', the ultimate goal of the antagonist Ravenscroft, a ruthless elderly millionaire, in his quest to find the Fountain of Youth. Indeed, he briefly turns into a younger man after accomplishing his goal and drinking of the Fountain's water, but his immortality is short lived as Yank ultimately rams a monster truck into the Fountain, destroying it. [[NoOntologicalInertia The effects of the Fountain wear off quickly]], and it isn't long before Ravenscroft flees, unaware he's walking into an alligator-infested swamp, presumably meeting his fate.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperSunday'': In ''Bigfoot "Bigfoot And The Muscle Machines'', Machines", the ultimate goal of the antagonist Ravenscroft, a ruthless elderly millionaire, in his quest to find the Fountain of Youth. Indeed, he briefly turns into a younger man after accomplishing his goal and drinking of the Fountain's water, but his immortality is short lived as Yank ultimately rams a monster truck into the Fountain, destroying it. [[NoOntologicalInertia The effects of the Fountain wear off quickly]], and it isn't long before Ravenscroft flees, unaware he's walking into an alligator-infested swamp, presumably meeting his fate.
9th Oct '16 5:51:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'': The locals ''had'' immortality, and the Sonaa wanted to get it [[spoiler:back]] from them.

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** * ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'': The locals ''had'' immortality, and the Sonaa wanted to get it [[spoiler:back]] from them.
9th Oct '16 5:20:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** As does Patient 12 in ''KateModern: The Last Work''.

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** * As does Patient 12 in ''KateModern: ''WebVideo/KateModern: The Last Work''.
1st Aug '16 1:11:58 PM OlmoJV
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* In ''Ghost Hunter'', the final part of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness'', the EvilPlan of [[BigBad Eostra]] the Eagle Owl Mage is to steal for herself [[TheChosenOne Torak's]] power as a [[BodySurf spirit walker]] and use it to live forever by using bodies one after another.
30th Jul '16 11:59:11 AM WillKeaton
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_of_youth The Fountain of Youth]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_of_youth The Fountain of Youth]]Youth.]]



* * ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1113 SCP-1113 ("Lachesis' Spinner")]]. Richard Piper uses SCP-1113 to stop himself from aging. Unfortunately it works less well as the user grows older and the Grim Reaper eventually catches up to him.

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* * ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1113 SCP-1113 ("Lachesis' Spinner")]]. Spinner").]] Richard Piper uses SCP-1113 to stop himself from aging. Unfortunately it works less well as the user grows older and the Grim Reaper eventually catches up to him.
30th Jul '16 11:54:30 AM WillKeaton
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[http://thejboy88.deviantart.com/gallery/42768477/MLP-Shadows Shadows]]'', this is revealed to have been Sombra's StartOfDarkness. After watching his father [[spoiler: Starswirl the Bearded]] grow old and die, Sombra became terrified of death and obsessed with becoming an alicorn to prevent his own. This caused him to drive away his friends and eventually cross the MoralEventHorizon.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[http://thejboy88.deviantart.com/gallery/42768477/MLP-Shadows Shadows]]'', Shadows,]]'' this is revealed to have been Sombra's StartOfDarkness. After watching his father [[spoiler: Starswirl the Bearded]] grow old and die, Sombra became terrified of death and obsessed with becoming an alicorn to prevent his own. This caused him to drive away his friends and eventually cross the MoralEventHorizon.
30th Jul '16 11:53:13 AM WillKeaton
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When a character quests for eternal life. Sometimes it's given to them, sometimes it isn't, sometimes it's given to them and they regret the consequences, but their desire and actions towards {{immortality}} are what count towards this trope.

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When a character quests for eternal life. Sometimes it's given to them, sometimes it isn't, sometimes isn't. Sometimes it's given to them and they regret the consequences, but their desire and actions towards {{immortality}} are what count towards this trope.
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