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13th Sep '17 8:19:17 AM nighttrainfm
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** Lord Voldemort, due to a pathological fear of death. He's also adamant that [[ItsAllAboutMe only he should be allowed it]], at one point stating "Only ''I'' can live forever" [[spoiler:right before he kills Snape.]] In this series, you have to kill people to be immortal. This allows you to split your soul and hide parts of it, guaranteeing that you remain earthbound if you were to die. This ultimately resulted in a particularly [[KarmicTwistEnding karmic fate]] for him. [[spoiler:Due to the fact that his soul was still split up when he did in fact die, he wasn't able to pass on to the afterlife, nor return to the world of the living. His life-long flight from death resulted in him being [[AndIMustScream trapped in an empty limbo for the rest of eternity]].]]

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** Lord Voldemort, due to a pathological fear of death. He's also adamant that [[ItsAllAboutMe only he should be allowed it]], at one point stating "Only ''I'' can live forever" [[spoiler:right before he kills Snape.]] In He achieved this series, you have to kill people to be immortal. This allows you to split your by ''repeatedly'' cutting out bits of his own soul and hide parts of it, guaranteeing (a process that you remain earthbound if you were involves murder) and [[SoulJar storing them in Horcruxes]], allowing him to die.endure as a spirit when his first body was destroyed. This ultimately resulted in a particularly [[KarmicTwistEnding karmic fate]] for him. [[spoiler:Due to the fact that his soul was still split up when he did in fact die, he wasn't able to pass on to the afterlife, nor return to the world of the living. His life-long flight from death resulted in him being [[AndIMustScream trapped in an empty limbo for the rest of eternity]].]]
13th Sep '17 8:18:03 AM nighttrainfm
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* Lord Voldemort from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', due to a pathological fear of death. He's also adamant that [[ItsAllAboutMe only he should be allowed it]], at one point stating "Only ''I'' can live forever" [[spoiler:right before he kills Snape.]] In this series, you have to kill people to be immortal. This allows you to split your soul and hide parts of it, guaranteeing that you remain earthbound if you were to die. This ultimately resulted in a particularly [[KarmicTwistEnding karmic fate]] for him. [[spoiler:Due to the fact that his soul was still split up when he did in fact die, he wasn't able to pass on to the afterlife, nor return to the world of the living. His life-long flight from death resulted in him being [[AndIMustScream trapped in an empty limbo for the rest of eternity]].]]

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Lord Voldemort from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Voldemort, due to a pathological fear of death. He's also adamant that [[ItsAllAboutMe only he should be allowed it]], at one point stating "Only ''I'' can live forever" [[spoiler:right before he kills Snape.]] In this series, you have to kill people to be immortal. This allows you to split your soul and hide parts of it, guaranteeing that you remain earthbound if you were to die. This ultimately resulted in a particularly [[KarmicTwistEnding karmic fate]] for him. [[spoiler:Due to the fact that his soul was still split up when he did in fact die, he wasn't able to pass on to the afterlife, nor return to the world of the living. His life-long flight from death resulted in him being [[AndIMustScream trapped in an empty limbo for the rest of eternity]].]]



** The tale of the Deathly Hallows in ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard'' is meant to teach the aesop that death is inevitable and that it's best to face it without fear [[spoiler:and that someone who can do so is a true "Master of Death" because the fear of it doesn't control them]]. Dumbledore laments in his commentary that some wizards [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint missed the point completely]] and believed the Hallows could [[ImmortalityInducer grant immortality as the "Master of Death".]] [[spoiler:Dumbledore and Grindelwald held this mad ambition in their youth before the death of Albus' sister during a duel between the former friends sobered him.]]

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** The tale of the Deathly Hallows in ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard'' is meant to teach the aesop that death is inevitable and that it's best to face it without fear [[spoiler:and that someone who can do so is a true "Master of Death" because the fear of it doesn't control them]]. them.]] Dumbledore laments in his commentary that some wizards [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint missed the point completely]] and believed the Hallows could [[ImmortalityInducer grant immortality as the "Master of Death".]] [[spoiler:Dumbledore and Grindelwald held this mad ambition in their youth before the death of Albus' sister during a duel between the former friends sobered him.]]
6th Sep '17 5:38:45 AM nighttrainfm
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* ComicBook/LexLuthor acquires this as a secondary goal in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''. In "The Return", he expresses envy at the immortal Amazo's lifespan - both because his own achievements will be forgotten in a few generations, and because Amazo will be able "to see where it's all going." At the end of the Cadmus arc, he attempts to download himself into a copy of Amazo's body made with Cadmus resources. While this turns out to have been partly due to the influence of Brainiac, he proceeds to willingly fuse with Brainiac because it's another shot at immortality.

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* ComicBook/LexLuthor acquires this as a secondary goal in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''. In "The Return", he expresses envy at the immortal Amazo's lifespan - both because his own achievements will be forgotten in a few generations, and because Amazo will be able "to see where it's all going." At the end of the Cadmus arc, he attempts to download himself into a copy of Amazo's body made with Cadmus resources. While this turns out to have been partly due to the influence of Brainiac, he proceeds to willingly fuse with Brainiac because it's another shot at immortality.[[AGodAmI godhood.]]
6th Sep '17 5:37:25 AM nighttrainfm
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* ComicBook/LexLuthor acquires this as a secondary goal in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''. In "The Return", he expresses envy at the immortal Amazo's lifespan - both because his own achievements will be forgotten in a few generations, and because Amazo will be able "to see where it's all going." At the end of the Cadmus arc, he attempts to download himself into a copy of Amazo's body made with Cadmus resources. While this turns out to have been partly due to the influence of Brainiac, he proceeds to willingly fuse with Brainiac because it's another shot at immortality.
2nd Aug '17 6:59:20 AM DarkHunter
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** Garlic Jr. is the only villain to successfully obtain immortality. He was also so stupid that he provided the very means to seal him away both times the hero fought him, when it was literally the only way to stop him. You have to be spectacularly stupid to foil yourself the same way twice.

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** Garlic Jr. is the only a movie villain to who successfully obtain obtains immortality. He was also so stupid that he provided the very means to seal him away both times the hero fought him, when it was literally the only way to stop him. You have to be spectacularly stupid to foil yourself the same way twice.twice.
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Zamasu obtains immortality before he goes through with his plans. While Supreme Kais are already extremely LongLived, he knew that what he was planning would take many times his natural lifespan, not to mention the threat of very powerful enemies he'd need to survive and overcome. [[spoiler:Turns out even immortality can be undone by Zen'O, however.]]
30th Jul '17 12:50:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal2000'': The villain's goal is to reach the fountain of youth so he can become immortal.
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24th Jul '17 11:05:04 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is one of the two most common reasons that wizards will opt to become [[OurLichesAreDifferent liches]]. By sacrificing their humanity and very lives, they gain the undead form of immortality in addition to [[WitchSpecies immense magical power]]. Mannimarco, a [[Characters/TheElderScrollsRecurringCharacters series' recurring character]], was said to be the very first to become a lich, doing so for exactly this reason. (It was one step in his plan to eventually reach CompleteImmortality, with him desiring to truly [[AGodAmI become a god]]. He eventually did... ''[[LiteralSplitPersonalities sort of]]''...
25th May '17 1:49:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/AndersonPsiDivision'': Judge Elan Fauster, leader of the occult department within Psi-Division, desires immortality. He retrieves the Half-Life psychic virus from Judge Anderson's mind so he can use its power to acquire the secret to eternal life. This causes a plague within Mega-City One that kills more than a million people. [[spoiler:Fauster succeeds in his goal, but is then thrown inside a virtual reality prison on the Chief Judge's orders where he'll spend the rest of his days in constant torment.]]
23rd Apr '17 4:22:17 PM nombretomado
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** In the ''powered by GURPS'' Scenario ''TranshumanSpace'' you can become immortal by uploading your mind into a computer (if you have the money), though your biological body will die in the process, or before.

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** In the ''powered by GURPS'' Scenario ''TranshumanSpace'' ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' you can become immortal by uploading your mind into a computer (if you have the money), though your biological body will die in the process, or before.
16th Apr '17 4:23:38 PM Max96
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* In ''Manga/{{Uratarou}}'', princess Taira Chiyo is [[spoiler:used as HumanSacrifice by her clan]] and [[YourDaysAreNumbered cursed to die]] at the age of 16, so she is looking for a way to become immortal.
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