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12th Aug '16 3:08:09 AM Freezer
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* Aang and Katara in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. The latter is 112 years old (although has been frozen in an iceberg for those 100 years) and Katara is 14. This is justified, however, since Aang hasn't had any experiences beyond the years he lived out, so mentally, he isn't really older than Katara (except for the wisdom he was taught as an airbender monk). [[spoiler: This explains why his conscious lifespan was way shorter than Katara's in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', where he is dead long before Korra's adventure even begins.]] Then again, it was pretty obvious that something like that would happen, considering the fact that the previous Avatar in the cycle ''must die'' for the next Avatar to be born. However, if Aang ''hadn't'' had his lifespan cut short by being frozen this trope would be in full swing as Avatars are exceedingly long-lived (the last avatar to die of natural causes, Kyoshi, was in her ''500s'').

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* Aang and Katara in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. The latter is 112 years old (although has been frozen in an iceberg for those 100 years) and Katara is 14. This is justified, however, since Aang hasn't had any experiences beyond the years he lived out, so mentally, he isn't really older than Katara (except for the wisdom he was taught as an airbender monk). [[spoiler: This explains why his conscious lifespan was way shorter than Katara's in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', where he is dead long before Korra's adventure even begins.]] Then again, it was pretty obvious that something like that would happen, considering the fact that the previous Avatar in the cycle ''must die'' for the next Avatar to be born. However, if Aang ''hadn't'' had his lifespan cut short by being frozen this trope would be in full swing as Avatars are exceedingly long-lived (the last avatar to die of natural causes, oldest Avatar mentioned in canon, Kyoshi, was in 230 at her ''500s'').death).
7th Aug '16 12:45:49 PM nombretomado
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* TheDCU {{Elseworlds}} comic ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' shows a still-youthful {{Superman}} long after Lois Lane's death, and eventually [[spoiler:builds up a romance between him and the explicitly-immortal WonderWoman]]. He's still more or less in his prime, but his hair has begun to grey at the temples. And it's not like Lois died of old age, she was [[spoiler: murdered by The Joker]].

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* TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU {{Elseworlds}} comic ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' shows a still-youthful {{Superman}} long after Lois Lane's death, and eventually [[spoiler:builds up a romance between him and the explicitly-immortal WonderWoman]]. He's still more or less in his prime, but his hair has begun to grey at the temples. And it's not like Lois died of old age, she was [[spoiler: murdered by The Joker]].
7th Aug '16 12:40:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TopTen'', a satirical {{deconstruction}} of the superhero comic, a minor background action outside a courthouse turns this on its head. Two men feud over "The Immortal Woman", because they were extremely shallow, and wanted to have a trophy wife who would remain supermodel-perfect for their entire lives, and thus not need to be dumped and replaced after a few years.
* In TheDCU comic ''ComicBook/InfinityInc'', a subplot of the "Stream of Ruthlessness" story arc involved Earth-2's WonderWoman seeking a means to restore the youth of an aging Steve Trevor, whom she had married after World War II.

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* In ''TopTen'', ''ComicBook/TopTen'', a satirical {{deconstruction}} of the superhero comic, a minor background action outside a courthouse turns this on its head. Two men feud over "The Immortal Woman", because they were extremely shallow, and wanted to have a trophy wife who would remain supermodel-perfect for their entire lives, and thus not need to be dumped and replaced after a few years.
* In TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU comic ''ComicBook/InfinityInc'', a subplot of the "Stream of Ruthlessness" story arc involved Earth-2's WonderWoman seeking a means to restore the youth of an aging Steve Trevor, whom she had married after World War II.
31st Jul '16 8:14:34 PM mikemerc
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** In the sequels to Fanfic/NewBeginnings Blank page has recurring concerns about how his eventual death will hurt Luna. [[spoiler: It's averted when he becomes an alicorn.]]
27th Jul '16 9:58:05 PM SenseiLeRoof
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* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Yatsuno, bka [[spoiler: Yamato no Orochi]], was thousands of years older than Oosuo no Mikoto when they first met - in addition to having already [[{{reincarnation}} reincarnated]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/3.html seven times.]] But [[BroughtDownToNormal she surrendered her godhood]] by marrying him and eventually giving birth [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/12.html to their two children.]] It was a decision that ultimately lead to [[TogetherInDeath both]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/19.html their deaths.]]

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* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Yatsuno, bka [[spoiler: Yamato no Orochi]], was thousands of years older than Oosuo no Mikoto when they first met - in addition to having already [[{{reincarnation}} reincarnated]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/3.html seven times.]] But [[BroughtDownToNormal she surrendered her godhood]] by marrying him and eventually giving birth [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/12.html to their two children.]] It was a decision that ultimately lead led to [[TogetherInDeath both]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/19.html their deaths.]]
15th Jul '16 10:13:01 AM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', elves are the offspring of humans and Immortals. Adrian Raven's father Blaike Raven had this kind of relationship with Pandora, but she had already come to terms with this and planned to "reset" herself after his passing. [[DespairHorizon But then he was killed]] [[SanitySlippage and she went off the deep end]].

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', elves are the offspring of humans and Immortals. Adrian Raven's father Blaike Raven had this kind of relationship with Pandora, but she had already come to terms with this and planned to "reset" herself after his passing. [[DespairHorizon [[DespairEventHorizon But then he was killed]] [[SanitySlippage and she went off the deep end]].
15th Jul '16 10:11:29 AM Katsuhagi
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* FridgeLogic implies this with the OfficialCouple of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. [[spoiler:Shiki actually has a greatly reduced lifespan compared to normal humans. On the other hand, his girlfriend, Arcueid, is a deathless FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.]]
** [[spoiler:Don't forget that Shiki's lifespan is measured in "hasn't he keeled over yet"! Any romance with him is likely to end.]]
** [[spoiler:Actually to be fair, Shiki has at least a couple of years left, as there is an epilogue that takes place years after ''Tsukihime'' and is presumably based on the OfficialCouple. Also, FutureBadass and all.]]

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* FridgeLogic implies this with the OfficialCouple of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. [[spoiler:Shiki actually has a greatly reduced lifespan compared to normal humans.humans thanks to his Mystic Eyes and the strain it puts on him. On the other hand, his girlfriend, Arcueid, is a deathless FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.]]
** [[spoiler:Don't forget that Shiki's lifespan is measured in "hasn't he keeled over yet"! Any romance with him is likely to end.]]
** [[spoiler:Actually to be fair, Shiki has at least a couple of years left, as there
There is an epilogue that takes place years after ''Tsukihime'' and is presumably based on the OfficialCouple. Also, FutureBadass and all.OfficialCouple that shows him as a FutureBadass, so he has at least a few years left, but this will happen eventually.]]
15th Jul '16 10:08:02 AM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', elves are the offspring of humans and Immortals. Raven's father therefore probably had this kind of relationship with Pandora.

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', elves are the offspring of humans and Immortals. Adrian Raven's father therefore probably Blaike Raven had this kind of relationship with Pandora.Pandora, but she had already come to terms with this and planned to "reset" herself after his passing. [[DespairHorizon But then he was killed]] [[SanitySlippage and she went off the deep end]].
15th Jul '16 6:24:34 AM Willbyr
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* Played straight, averted, AND subverted in ''LostOdyssey'': Kaim [[spoiler:has had dozens of wives and hundreds of children before marrying another immortal and is at the end of the game quite ready to spent the next 1000 years with her]], Seth [[spoiler:has also had numerous husbands/lovers and at least one of her children is still alive]], Ming [[spoiler:has no problem with the idea of marrying a man she can outlive by hundreds of centuries]]. The immortals' [[spoiler:children have ordinary lifespans thoughh]], and it is shown that, even if they learn to live with the death of their loved one, the immortals still suffer from this, sometimes even [[spoiler:going to the place of the death of their loved one centuries later]].

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* Played straight, averted, AND subverted in ''LostOdyssey'': ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'': Kaim [[spoiler:has had dozens of wives and hundreds of children before marrying another immortal and is at the end of the game quite ready to spent the next 1000 years with her]], Seth [[spoiler:has also had numerous husbands/lovers and at least one of her children is still alive]], Ming [[spoiler:has no problem with the idea of marrying a man she can outlive by hundreds of centuries]]. The immortals' [[spoiler:children have ordinary lifespans thoughh]], and it is shown that, even if they learn to live with the death of their loved one, the immortals still suffer from this, sometimes even [[spoiler:going to the place of the death of their loved one centuries later]].



* FridgeLogic implies this with the OfficialCouple of ''{{Tsukihime}}''. [[spoiler:Shiki actually has a greatly reduced lifespan compared to normal humans. On the other hand, his girlfriend, Arcueid, is a deathless FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.]]

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* FridgeLogic implies this with the OfficialCouple of ''{{Tsukihime}}''.''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. [[spoiler:Shiki actually has a greatly reduced lifespan compared to normal humans. On the other hand, his girlfriend, Arcueid, is a deathless FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.]]
1st Jul '16 1:35:27 PM MiinU
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* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Yatsuno, bka [[spoiler: Yamato no Orochi]], was thousands of years older than Oosuo no Mikoto when they first met - in addition to having already [[{{reincarnation}} reincarnated]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/3.html seven times.]] But [[BroughtDownToNormal she surrendered her godhood]] by marrying him and eventually giving birth [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c052/12.html to their two children.]]

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* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Yatsuno, bka [[spoiler: Yamato no Orochi]], was thousands of years older than Oosuo no Mikoto when they first met - in addition to having already [[{{reincarnation}} reincarnated]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/3.html seven times.]] But [[BroughtDownToNormal she surrendered her godhood]] by marrying him and eventually giving birth [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c052/12.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/12.html to their two children.]] It was a decision that ultimately lead to [[TogetherInDeath both]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/19.html their deaths.]]
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