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3rd Feb '17 2:46:23 PM spiritsunami
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* The ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series has its fair share of centenarians, many of them [[OldSoldier still in fighting shape.]] In release order, the first was ''[=MGS2=]'''s Old Boy, whose age is vaguely stated to be "over 100" at the time of his death, at which time he's still an active member of Dead Cell. This was then followed up by The End, a member of the Cobra Unit in ''[=MGS3=]'', who is explicitly stated to have extended lifespan because of a parasite that, among other things, gave him [[PlantPeople photosynthetic qualities.]] He's stated to be over 100, though also stated to have been born "in the 1860s", placing his age at no more than 104. Another character introduced in that game would go on to top that, as Big Boss's CO, Major Zero (age 55 at the time of the game) is discovered to still be alive, albeit on life support, in ''[=MGS4=]'', set half a century later.

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* The ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series has its fair share of centenarians, many of them [[OldSoldier still in fighting shape.]] In release order, the first was ''[=MGS2=]'''s Old Boy, whose age is vaguely stated to be "over 100" at the time of his death, at which time he's still an active member of Dead Cell. This was then followed up by The End, a member of the Cobra Unit in ''[=MGS3=]'', who is explicitly stated to have extended lifespan because of a parasite that, among other things, gave him [[PlantPeople photosynthetic qualities.]] He's stated to be over 100, though also stated to have been born "in the 1860s", placing his age at no more than 104. Another character introduced in that game would go on to top that, as Big Boss's CO, Major Zero (age 55 at the time of the game) is discovered to still be alive, albeit on life support, in ''[=MGS4=]'', set half a century later. Finally, ''MGSV'' has Code Talker, who, like The End, is explicitly stated to be "over 100" and cannot be any older than 104 based on the decade given for his birth, though unlike the other three, he survives his debut game/the game in which he's revealed to be alive and over a century old.
3rd Feb '17 1:12:13 PM spiritsunami
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* The ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series has its fair share of centenarians, many of them [[OldSoldier still in fighting shape.]] In release order, the first was ''[=MGS2=]'''s Old Boy, whose age is vaguely stated to be "over 100" at the time of his death, at which time he's still an active member of Dead Cell. This was then followed up by The End, a member of the Cobra Unit in ''[=MGS3=]'', who is explicitly stated to have extended lifespan because of a parasite that, among other things, gave him [[PlantPeople photosynthetic qualities.]] He's stated to be over 100, though also stated to have been born "in the 1860s", placing his age at no more than 104. Another character introduced in that game would go on to top that, as Big Boss's CO, Major Zero (age 55 at the time of the game) is discovered to still be alive, albeit on life support, in ''[=MGS4=]'', set half a century later.
22nd Dec '16 1:34:39 PM bubby3
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Someone or something that lives for a long time. This often varies from a "mere" 150 years of life to several thousand, although it's not unheard of for them to [[TimeAbyss live longer than that]]. This is usually achieved either through [[{{Transhuman}} personal enhancement]] or naturally being long-lived, in which case they often belong to a species or race that's long lived as well.

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Someone or something that lives for a long time. This often varies from a "mere" 150 years of life to [[Really700YearsOld several thousand, thousand]], although it's not unheard of for them to [[TimeAbyss live longer than that]]. This is usually achieved either through [[{{Transhuman}} personal enhancement]] or naturally being long-lived, in which case they often belong to a species or race that's long lived as well.
16th Dec '16 3:25:04 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centenarian Centenarians]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercentenarian supercentenarians]], people who live to be (respectively) 100 and 110 years old.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centenarian Centenarians]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercentenarian supercentenarians]], supercentenarians,]] people who live to be (respectively) 100 and 110 years old.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Calment Jeanne Calment]], who currently holds the world record for oldest person of all time, at '''122 years and 164 days old.'''

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Calment Jeanne Calment]], Calment,]] who currently holds the world record for oldest person of all time, at '''122 years and 164 days old.'''
16th Dec '16 3:23:39 PM WillKeaton
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** Genetically engineered humans such as Miranda are said to be able to fifty percent longer than normal, pushing their potential lifespan up to 225. Similarly, while it is never directly confirmed, it's ''possible'' that due to the numerous cybernetic implants enhancing and maintaining their vital functions, Shepard's own lifespan might have also been increased as a result.

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** Genetically engineered humans such as Miranda are said to be able to live fifty percent longer than normal, pushing their potential lifespan up to 225. Similarly, while it is never directly confirmed, it's ''possible'' that due to the numerous cybernetic implants enhancing and maintaining their vital functions, Shepard's own lifespan might have also been increased as a result.
16th Dec '16 3:23:00 PM WillKeaton
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** Humans and Turians live to 150 years of age on average, while Drell can reach 80[[note]]Drell lifespans are cut short by a terminal disease called Kepral's Syndrome that they almost universally develop around that age, due to living in an environment they are not at all suited for[[/note]]. Salarians and Vorcha [[WeAreAsMayflies invert this trope]] however, as they rarely live past 40 and 20 years old, respectively.

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** Humans and Turians live to 150 years of age on average, while Drell can reach 80[[note]]Drell 80.[[note]]Drell lifespans are cut short by a terminal disease called Kepral's Syndrome that they almost universally develop around that age, due to living in an environment they are not at all suited for[[/note]]. for.[[/note]] Salarians and Vorcha [[WeAreAsMayflies invert this trope]] however, as they rarely live past 40 and 20 years old, respectively.
16th Dec '16 3:21:52 PM WillKeaton
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** The Jaffa can live for 150-200 years, having been engineered from TransplantedHumans to carry Goa'uld symbiotes until maturation. In practice, few of them live that long. Either their symbiote matures and a replacement can't be found in time (Jaffa don't have a working immune system with the symbiote acting as replacement), or they are killed in battle. The two oldest Jaffa shown are Teal'c and Master Bra'tac (Teal'c mentor). Both lose their symbiotes in an ambush but survive thanks to a drug called tretonin that must be taken daily to keep their immune system active. Teal'c further ages many decades during the GrandFinale and shows grey hair. However, he is as strong as ever and is able to hold his own in a ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' crossover episode in an hour-long slugfest with [[Creator/JasonMomoa Ronon Dex]].

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** The Jaffa can live for 150-200 years, having been engineered from TransplantedHumans to carry Goa'uld symbiotes until maturation. In practice, few of them live that long. Either their symbiote matures and a replacement can't be found in time (Jaffa don't have a working immune system with the symbiote acting as replacement), or they are killed in battle. The two oldest Jaffa shown are Teal'c and his mentor Master Bra'tac (Teal'c mentor).Bra'tac. Both lose their symbiotes in an ambush but survive thanks to a drug called tretonin that must be taken daily to keep their immune system active. Teal'c further ages many decades during the GrandFinale and shows grey hair. However, he is as strong as ever and is able to hold his own in a ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' crossover episode in an hour-long slugfest with [[Creator/JasonMomoa Ronon Dex]].
16th Dec '16 3:20:39 PM WillKeaton
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* Lezaford in FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire is at least 300 years old.

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* Lezaford in FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire'' is at least 300 years old.
18th Aug '16 8:55:06 PM PaulA
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* In the ''MilesVorkosigan'' saga, Betans and Cetagandans live about double the life of the average person today due to the level of technology and removal of harmful genes at birth.

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* In the ''MilesVorkosigan'' saga, ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Betans and Cetagandans live about double the life of the average person today due to the level of technology and removal of harmful genes at birth.
12th Aug '16 3:33:16 PM PDL
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*** Another whale who live surprisingly long is the Orca. One, affectionately known as "Granny" is 105 years old.


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** The the record holder for the longest lived vertebrae animal is now the Greenland shark, who doesn't reach sexual maturity until it's ''150 years old'' and some individuals can be ''400''.
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