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3rd Jan '16 8:11:41 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Trade-Ins" an elderly couple go to a clinic that can give them new, younger bodies. But, they only have enough money for one of them.
29th Dec '15 7:01:42 AM MarqFJA
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A subtrope of ImmortalityInducer, usually results in LongLived or TheAgeless. BrainUploading counts when the brain is downloaded into a clone or other biological body, but not if into a machine. Compare with FountainOfYouth, which ''regresses'' one's biological age to a younger stage rather than extend one's maximum lifespan.
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A subtrope of ImmortalityInducer, usually results in LongLived or TheAgeless. BrainUploading counts when the brain is downloaded into a clone or other biological body, but not if into a machine. Compare with FountainOfYouth, which ''regresses'' one's biological age to a younger stage rather than extend one's maximum lifespan.lifespan (which [[AgeWithoutYouth does not necessarily go hand in hand with this trope]]).
29th Dec '15 6:57:09 AM MarqFJA
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A subtrope of ImmortalityInducer, usually results in LongLived or TheAgeless. BrainUploading counts when the brain is downloaded into a clone or other biological body, but not if into a machine.
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A subtrope of ImmortalityInducer, usually results in LongLived or TheAgeless. BrainUploading counts when the brain is downloaded into a clone or other biological body, but not if into a machine. Compare with FountainOfYouth, which ''regresses'' one's biological age to a younger stage rather than extend one's maximum lifespan.
30th Nov '15 5:34:59 PM Saber15
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* The ''Literature/RedMarsTrilogy'' features a specialized gene therapy referred to as a "gerontological treatment". The books span over two hundred years and most the major characters, many of whom were ''already'' in their 40s and 50s at the start of the series, are alive and active that entire time due to repeated use of the treatment.
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* The ''Literature/RedMarsTrilogy'' features a specialized gene therapy referred to as a "gerontological treatment". The books span over two hundred years and most the major characters, many of whom were ''already'' in their 40s and 50s at the start of the series, are alive and active that entire time due to repeated use of the treatment. However, the treatment cannot overcome TheFogOfAges. [[spoiler: In the final book, a separate treatment is created for this, giving them nigh-eidetic memory. The increasing age of the characters leads to many dying of old age in their [=200s=] despite the gerontological treatments]]
19th Nov '15 6:02:07 PM zarpaulus
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** While the Super Mutants altered by the Forced Evolution Virus in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'' are still around and at full fighting strength over a century later.
19th Nov '15 11:57:02 AM Saber15
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* In the ''Videogame/{{Fallout}}'' series, radiation under very specific conditions can render a person effectively immortal, turning them into a 'ghoul'. Ghouls do not age, but lose most of their skin and hair, and become infertile. However, those exposed to too much radiation during ghoulification - but not enough to outright kill them - lose their mind and become 'feral', essentially mindless zombies. In ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'', Eddie Winters, a Pre-War crime lord, underwent an experimental radiation regime months before the Great War. He's still kicking 220 years later. Other people got ghoulified the hard way -- gamma radiation from nuclear bombs.
19th Nov '15 7:17:10 AM Khazzadumm
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[[AC:Real Life]] * While life extension systems which would prolong your life by decades do not exist (yet), certain measures can be taken to prolong your life at best, or avert major maladies ''at least'' with proper hygiene, nutrition, regular exercise and barring any serious illness or injury, you can expect to live to a ripe old age.
26th Jul '15 11:56:41 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Film/JupiterAscending'' "Recode" rejuvenates people when they bathe in it. Kalique Abrasax is 14,004 years old and her mother was starting her 91st millenium when she was murdered. [[spoiler: And it's made from human cells, harvested a planet at a time.]]
25th Jul '15 9:57:08 PM nombretomado
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* In MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the Cellular Regeneration treatment available on most worlds has, effectively, turned humanity into TheAgeless. People choose when to "freeze" their age with most picking sometime in their 20s, although some wait until 30 in order to look "more mature". The only people who die of old age are either criminals on worlds where capital crime is punished by aging (reversing the treatment) and on recently-settled worlds where CR machines have not yet been set up. It's mentioned by the titular protagonist that, even before CR, various treatments (including cloned organs and blood vessel cleansing) have extended expected lifespans to centuries.
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* In MikhailAkhmanov Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the Cellular Regeneration treatment available on most worlds has, effectively, turned humanity into TheAgeless. People choose when to "freeze" their age with most picking sometime in their 20s, although some wait until 30 in order to look "more mature". The only people who die of old age are either criminals on worlds where capital crime is punished by aging (reversing the treatment) and on recently-settled worlds where CR machines have not yet been set up. It's mentioned by the titular protagonist that, even before CR, various treatments (including cloned organs and blood vessel cleansing) have extended expected lifespans to centuries.
8th Jul '15 6:38:58 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars II'' anagathics technologies extend the lifespans of your admirals.

* In ''OrionsArm'' most [[HumanSubspecies nearbaselines]] are genetically engineered to live about 500 years. But due to medical nanotechnology and brain uploading most in the Sephirotic Empires live to 3,000 before succumbing to ennui or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcending]].
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* In ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' most [[HumanSubspecies nearbaselines]] are genetically engineered to live about 500 years. But due to medical nanotechnology and brain uploading most in the Sephirotic Empires live to 3,000 before succumbing to ennui or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcending]].
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