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16th Dec '17 2:38:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EmbricOfwulfhammersCastle'', the Duchess can have this sort of relationship with the Good Dward and [[spoiler: Carmina]].

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* In ''EmbricOfwulfhammersCastle'', ''VideoGame/EmbricOfwulfhammersCastle'', the Duchess can have this sort of relationship with the Good Dward and [[spoiler: Carmina]].
10th Dec '17 9:05:33 PM Gamermaster
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* Evangeline [=McDowell's=] [[StalkerWithACrush infatuation]] with Nagi Springfield in the backstory of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' hit both this trope and MayDecemberRomance from opposite directions. He was in his late teens at the youngest when they first met, while she had been [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ten for the past several centuries]]. He was not having any, and eventually sealed her on the campus of Mahora Acadamy to keep her away from him.

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* Evangeline [=McDowell's=] [[StalkerWithACrush infatuation]] with Nagi Springfield in the backstory of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' hit both this trope and MayDecemberRomance from opposite directions. He was in his late teens at the youngest when they first met, while she had been [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ten for the past several centuries]]. He was not having any, any (partially because he wasn't into young girls/old ladies and partially because [[spoiler:he was already married]]), and eventually sealed her on the campus of Mahora Acadamy to keep her away from him.him. [[spoiler:Though according to ''Manga/UQHolder'', they ended up married post-series anyways. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Don't bother asking what happened to his first wife, they never explain]].]]
6th Dec '17 3:49:45 PM nombretomado
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* The "Tragedy of Long Life" pool on {{Danbooru}} is dedicated to this trope.

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* The "Tragedy of Long Life" pool on {{Danbooru}} Website/{{Danbooru}} is dedicated to this trope.
2nd Dec '17 10:35:24 AM KingNine
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Nekojishi}}'' human Liao will likely pass on well before his spiritual suitors.
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18th Oct '17 3:28:25 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** There is also baby dragon Spike's PrecociousCrush on Rarity, which has shades of this given that dragons are supposed to have lifespans tremendously longer than ponies.

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** There is also baby dragon Spike's PrecociousCrush on Rarity, which has shades of this given that dragons are supposed to have lifespans tremendously longer than ponies. Adult dragons take ''naps'' longer than the lifespans of ponies.
18th Oct '17 3:22:19 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** One asari mentions this as a reason she's hesitant to get it on with a krogan. Krogan have at least as long of a lifespan -- there's mention of one having "millenia" of experience -- as asari, making it a big commitment. With humans "you just stick it out a century, and they die". Shepard is less than amused. [[spiler: The couple do get together and have a daughter between games... only for him to die in combat. They got less than a year together.]]

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** One asari mentions this as a reason she's hesitant to get it on with a krogan. Krogan have at least as long of a lifespan -- there's mention of one having "millenia" of experience -- as asari, making it a big commitment. With humans "you just stick it out a century, and they die". Shepard is less than amused. [[spiler: [[spoiler: The couple do get together and have a daughter between games... only for him to die in combat. They got less than a year together.]]
18th Oct '17 3:21:57 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** One asari mentions this as a reason she's hesitant to get it on with a krogan. Krogan have at least as long of a lifespan -- there's mention of one having "millenia" of experience -- as asari, making it a big commitment. With humans "you just stick it out a century, and they die". Shepard is less than amused.

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** One asari mentions this as a reason she's hesitant to get it on with a krogan. Krogan have at least as long of a lifespan -- there's mention of one having "millenia" of experience -- as asari, making it a big commitment. With humans "you just stick it out a century, and they die". Shepard is less than amused. [[spiler: The couple do get together and have a daughter between games... only for him to die in combat. They got less than a year together.]]
11th Oct '17 7:12:50 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Any relationship between a member of the LongLived [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer (Elves)]] and a member of the races of Men (who have [[WeAreAsMayflies lifespans like those of real life humans]]) is one.
** A specific example from the series' backstory is Emperor Tiber Septim, [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder]] of the Third Tamriellic Empire, and the young Dunmeri noble Barenziah. (Which was ironically a MayDecemberRomance in the opposite direction, as Septim was many decades Barenziah's senior.) Barenziah was being groomed to be Septim's loyal [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]] in her newly [[VoluntaryVassal vassalized homeland]] of Morrowind. Barenziah actually became pregnant by Septim, and since a bastard child with a Dunmer mistress would be very inconvenient for Septim, he ordered that the child be magically aborted, [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion much to Barenziah's dismay]]. Being a long-lived Dunmer, Barenziah would go on to outlive Septim by centuries.
26th Sep '17 2:19:38 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has Jones, who's [[TimeAbyss almost as old as the planet Earth]] and [[CompleteImmortality completely invulnerable]], and she's currently in a relationship with the [[EmpoweredBadassNormal "normal" human]] James Eglamore. She's had numerous similar relationships in the past. She also claims that she's [[EmotionlessGirl incapable of emotion]], and merely copies the behavior of humans around her to better fit in-- but her lovers don't seem to mind.
** Annie sees Jones's tradition of using the names of her loved ones after their deaths as a form of mourning and remembering them, and questions [[TinMan her claim of lacking emotion]].
** On the opposite end in terms of life-span and [[FieryRedhead temperament]], Annie's mother (and James' ex-girlfriend) Surma died only ten years after giving birth to Annie because she's half-fire elemental and her "life-force" transferred to her child. This will eventually happen to Annie when she has a kid, and assuming Surma died in her thirties Annie's life is already half-over.

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has Jones, who's [[TimeAbyss almost as old as the planet Earth]] and ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':
** [[spoiler:Jones]], a
[[CompleteImmortality completely invulnerable]], and she's currently perfectly immortal]] TimeAbyss precisely as old as the Earth, is in a relationship with the [[EmpoweredBadassNormal "normal" human]] James Eglamore. She's EmpoweredBadassNormal [[spoiler:James Eglamore]]. She has had numerous similar relationships in the past. She also throughout history; although she claims that she's to have [[EmotionlessGirl incapable no feelings]] or [[CreativeSterility emotional impulses of emotion]], any kind]], Antimony disputes that based on her drive to seek companionship, and merely copies the behavior of humans around her to better fit in-- but her lovers human partners don't seem to mind.
have any complaints.
** Annie sees Jones's tradition of using the names of her loved ones after their deaths as a form of mourning and remembering them, and questions [[TinMan her claim of lacking emotion]].
** On the opposite end in terms of life-span and [[FieryRedhead temperament]], Annie's mother (and James' ex-girlfriend) Surma died only ten
In an unconventional example, [[spoiler:Antimony's maternal bloodline]] dies several years after giving birth having a child thanks to Annie because she's half-fire elemental and her "life-force" transferred to her child. This will eventually happen to Annie when she has a kid, and assuming Surma died in her thirties Annie's [[spoiler:the mother's life is already half-over.force and spirit migrating into the daughter]]. [[spoiler:Anthony]], a human father, labors for years without success to prevent this.
26th Sep '17 2:11:23 PM intastiel
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* Zigzagged in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. While half-elves tend to have somewhat downbeat childhoods, their parents can apparently have quite happy lives together. The human is attracted to the elf's grace, the elf to the human's energy. It's implied that the human gets a partner who doesn't age for the duration of their relationship, and the elf gets a satisfying if short-lived (for an elf) tryst without any worries about bad breakups (assuming their human partner dies of old age). Other half-races, though, either play it straight, tending to come about because of {{Mayfly December Romance}}s (half-dragons--even an elf will be in their grave for millennia by the time a dragon lover dies), or in the few exceptions avert it entirely. In the case of half-orcs, it's reversed, since orcs have far shorter lifespans than humans, and are more likely to die by violence.

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* Zigzagged in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. While half-elves tend to have somewhat downbeat childhoods, their parents can apparently have quite happy lives together. The human is attracted to the elf's grace, the elf to the human's energy. It's implied that the human gets a partner who doesn't age for the duration of their relationship, and the elf gets a satisfying if short-lived (for an elf) tryst without any worries about bad breakups (assuming their human partner dies of old age). Other half-races, though, either play it straight, tending to come about because of {{Mayfly Mayfly December Romance}}s Romances (half-dragons--even an elf will be in their grave for millennia by the time a dragon lover dies), or in the few exceptions avert it entirely. In the case of half-orcs, it's reversed, since orcs have far shorter lifespans than humans, and are more likely to die by violence.
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