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28th Jan '17 6:39:41 PM Gamermaster
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** In the spinoff ''Series/Torchwood'' [[DeathIsCheap immortal]] Captain Jack Harkness begins a relationship with the 20-something Ianto Jones. Although Jack's home era is far into the future (the 51st century), has been living through the eras after inexplicably finding himself in the 1940s. He's been alive ever since. Ianto is mortal, and, while Jack can (and often does) die, he will always regenerate. [[spoiler:This becomes tragic when Ianto dies.]]

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** In the spinoff ''Series/Torchwood'' ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' [[DeathIsCheap immortal]] Captain Jack Harkness begins a relationship with the 20-something Ianto Jones. Although Jack's home era is far into the future (the 51st century), has been living through the eras after inexplicably finding himself in the 1940s. He's been alive ever since. Ianto is mortal, and, while Jack can (and often does) die, he will always regenerate. [[spoiler:This becomes tragic when Ianto dies.]]
25th Jan '17 11:54:04 PM Gamermaster
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* Fafnir brings this up in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' when Tooru says she has no plans to return to their world. She doesn't have any problem with it.
-->'''Tooru:''' If I treasure the time I spend here. I would indeed feel an equal amount of sadness. But, I don't think I will ever call that feeling of sadness "regret".

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* Fafnir brings this up in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' when Tooru Tohru says she has no plans to return to their world. She doesn't have any problem with it.
-->'''Tooru:''' -->'''Tohru:''' If I treasure the time I spend here. I would indeed feel an equal amount of sadness. But, I don't think I will ever call that feeling of sadness "regret".
23rd Jan '17 9:57:16 AM skidoo23
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* An early first season episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' focused specifically on the issue, with Samantha (apparently) admitting she will still appear to be in her twenties when Darrin is in his seventies. The dilemma is solved when Samantha uses her magic to age along with Darrin. It is unclear whether this would include her actually dying with Darrin instead of living centuries after his death, but for her to shorten her lifespan so radically to age as Darrin ages would provide yet one more reason for Endora's continual efforts to turn Samantha against Darrin.

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* An early first season episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' focused specifically on the issue, with Samantha (apparently) admitting she will still appear to be in her twenties when Darrin is in his seventies. The dilemma is solved when Samantha uses her magic to age along with Darrin. It is unclear whether this would include her actually dying with Darrin instead of living centuries after his death, but for her to shorten her lifespan so radically to age as Darrin ages would provide yet one more reason for Endora's continual efforts to turn Samantha against Darrin. (Given the fact the series ran for eight seasons, it was actually possible to see Samantha make good on her promise as the actress aged into her late 30s as the series progressed.)
19th Jan '17 11:58:17 AM Willbyr
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* A variation of this trope appears in DragonBallZ; according to the [[http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Daizenshuu ''Daizenshuu'',]] Saiyans have roughly the same lifespan as humans, the only difference being that they retain their youth. Vegeta and Bulma, for example, would probably die of old age around the same time, but Bulma will have aged much more visibly.

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* A variation of this trope appears in DragonBallZ; ''Anime/DragonBallZ''; according to the [[http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Daizenshuu ''Daizenshuu'',]] Saiyans have roughly the same lifespan as humans, the only difference being that they retain their youth. Vegeta and Bulma, for example, would probably die of old age around the same time, but Bulma will have aged much more visibly.
6th Jan '17 7:24:52 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''FanFic/YinAndYangSeries'': Fujuju and Eliza.
** Subverted with other inter-species relationships, as in their human form, [[Manga/SgtFrog Keronians]] age the same rate as regular humans.
1st Dec '16 3:26:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* Vampire sorcerer Pat in ''Webcomic/{{Sorcery 101}}'' had one such marriage in his (un)life, since he submitted to being turned to keep his wife from being killed, and has since been avoiding his only real friend because of the situation. He's in the midst of searching out the spellbooks of an ancient sorcerer who he is convinced found a magical cure for vampirism. Danny, his student (and the main character of the comic), is likely to end up in a similar situation eventually because he has a blood bond with another vampire, Seth, meaning he's stuck at his current age, health, and body shape until Seth dies. Given that Seth has lived 2000 years so far and is [[BadAss too much of a bastard to stop]], Danny's got a long life ahead of him.

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* Vampire sorcerer Pat in ''Webcomic/{{Sorcery 101}}'' had one such marriage in his (un)life, since he submitted to being turned to keep his wife from being killed, and has since been avoiding his only real friend because of the situation. He's in the midst of searching out the spellbooks of an ancient sorcerer who he is convinced found a magical cure for vampirism. Danny, his student (and the main character of the comic), is likely to end up in a similar situation eventually because he has a blood bond with another vampire, Seth, meaning he's stuck at his current age, health, and body shape until Seth dies. Given that Seth has lived 2000 years so far and is [[BadAss too much of a bastard to stop]], stop, Danny's got a long life ahead of him.
16th Nov '16 9:27:19 AM wendla1891
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** In the spinoff ''Series/Torchwood'' [[DeathIsCheap immortal]] Captain Jack Harkness begins a relationship with the 20-something Ianto Jones. Although Jack's home era is far into the future (the 51st century), has been living through the eras after inexplicably finding himself in the 1940s. He's been alive ever since. Ianto is mortal, and, while Jack can (and often does) die, he will always regenerate. [[spoiler:This becomes tragic when Ianto dies.]]
14th Nov '16 7:23:04 PM nombretomado
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* In KatawaShoujo, Hisao expects to die young from his heart condition, while none of his potential girlfriends have conditions that limit their lifespan.

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* In KatawaShoujo, ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Hisao expects to die young from his heart condition, while none of his potential girlfriends have conditions that limit their lifespan.
12th Nov '16 9:11:58 PM ectostar
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* Unusually, ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' deals with this in a fairly straightforward way: despite her obvious affection for Takahiro, Alpha avoids becoming romantically involved with him because she knows she will outlive all of her human friends. She encourages Makki to pursue him, and eventually [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship settles down with Kokone]] .

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* Unusually, ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' deals with this in a fairly straightforward way: despite her obvious affection for Takahiro, Alpha avoids becoming romantically involved with him because she knows she will outlive all of her human friends. She encourages Makki to pursue him, and eventually [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship settles down with Kokone]] .Kokone]].



* ''WesternAnimation/MaryShelleysFrankenhole'': When the immortal Victor Frankenstein was courting Elizabeth (during her ''wedding reception''), he spiked her drink with an immortality potion, which leads her outliving her husband . . . then her next one. She agrees to marry Victor realizing this trope won't happen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MaryShelleysFrankenhole'': When the immortal Victor Frankenstein was courting Elizabeth (during her ''wedding reception''), he spiked her drink with an immortality potion, which leads her outliving her husband . . .husband... then her next one. She agrees to marry Victor realizing this trope won't happen.



* Any RealLife romance in which one of the participants is terminally ill , and both are aware of this fact, sadly contains elements of this trope. Alternatively, any relationship where one is far into old age (like the above-mentioned Heesters).

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* Any RealLife romance in which one of the participants is terminally ill , ill, and both are aware of this fact, sadly contains elements of this trope. Alternatively, any relationship where one is far into old age (like the above-mentioned Heesters).
5th Nov '16 4:39:44 PM ectostar
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* "WesternAnimation/AdventureTime"
** In the episode "The Suitor" it is revealed that Princess Bubblegum is much older than she appears. In fact, her suitors have been waiting in the castle to court her for a very long time. When Peppermint Butler asks the decrepit suitors how long they've been waiting in line his answers were "87 years", "120 years", and "300 years". While all of them look incredibly old, Princess Bubblegum still looks like an 18 year old. In fact, [[TitleDrop the suitor]] chosen to court the princess inherited his father's place in line after he died.

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* "WesternAnimation/AdventureTime"
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''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': In the episode "The Suitor" it is revealed that Princess Bubblegum is much older than she appears. In fact, her suitors have been waiting in the castle to court her for a very long time. When Peppermint Butler asks the decrepit suitors how long they've been waiting in line his answers were "87 years", "120 years", and "300 years". While all of them look incredibly old, Princess Bubblegum still looks like an 18 year old. In fact, [[TitleDrop the suitor]] chosen to court the princess inherited his father's place in line after he died.
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