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21st Sep '16 1:24:27 PM intastiel
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* Downplayed in ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'': the 87-year-old {{Necromancer}} Elia's body is "held together" by Dark magic, which means she collapses from organ failure the moment the effect is disrupted. However, a healer is able to keep her alive until she wakes up and fixes the spells. She retains her youthful appearance all the while -- because it came from a young lady whose skin she'd stolen.
29th Jul '16 10:36:29 AM DannWoolf
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* Averted with Gile's aunts in ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. His aunts used magic to maintain their youth, but all the end of magic did was make them start aging normally again. It's still bad news, since they both made deals with demons that would make them forfeit their souls at the first sign of aging. Not long after they get their first gray hairs, a bunch of demons come knocking on their door.

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* Averted with Gile's Giles' aunts in ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. His aunts used magic to maintain their youth, but all the end of magic did was make them start aging normally again. It's still bad news, since they both made deals with demons that would make them forfeit their souls at the first sign of aging. Not long after they get their first gray hairs, a bunch of demons come knocking on their door.
24th Jul '16 6:03:43 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "Long Live Walter Jameson". A man lives more than 2,000 years due to drinking a alchemical potion of immortality. When he's shot and mortally wounded, the effect wears off and he ages into dust in minutes.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Long Live Walter Jameson". A man lives more than 2,000 years due to drinking a alchemical potion of immortality. When he's shot and mortally wounded, the effect wears off and he ages into dust in minutes.
24th Jul '16 5:32:25 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "Long Live Walter Jameson": A man lives hundreds of years due to a potion of immortality. When he's shot, the effect wears off and he ages into dust in minutes.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "Long Live Walter Jameson": Jameson". A man lives hundreds of more than 2,000 years due to drinking a alchemical potion of immortality. When he's shot, shot and mortally wounded, the effect wears off and he ages into dust in minutes.minutes.
6th Jul '16 5:35:33 PM thatother1dude
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* Used to an extreme in ''Manga/XxxHolic'' due to the details of the prolonged existence of the immortal in question. When said immortal dies several hundred years after they were meant to, not only does their body vanish (presumably into the scattered dust it would otherwise be by now), but [[RippleEffectProofMemory almost]] everyone's memories of [[spoiler: her]] vanish and adjust to how they would be if [[spoiler: she]] had died on schedule.

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* Used to an extreme in ''Manga/XxxHolic'' due to the details of the prolonged existence of the immortal in question. When said immortal dies several hundred years after they were meant to, not only does their body vanish (presumably into the scattered dust it would otherwise be by now), but [[RippleEffectProofMemory almost]] everyone's memories of [[spoiler: her]] her vanish and adjust to how they would be if [[spoiler: she]] she had died on schedule.
9th Jun '16 9:22:18 PM IMpish
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** Sans any evidence to support that idea, this example actually stands as one of the rare villainous ''Aversions'' to the trope. At the end of the movie they've only lost their voices, but their youth seems intact.
15th May '16 8:01:56 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': The soldiers in the Russian 'secret army' who have been in 'cold storage' since WorldWarII in the "K is for Kill" two-parter. When they are killed they revert to their biological age.
14th May '16 9:42:58 AM nombretomado
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* In the JackieChanAdventures fic ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', when Tarakudo [[spoiler: kills the Oni Elders in an interlude, they are so wasted (they only lived that long by trying to mimic jiangshi) that their flesh turns to dust in seconds]].

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* In the JackieChanAdventures WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', when Tarakudo [[spoiler: kills the Oni Elders in an interlude, they are so wasted (they only lived that long by trying to mimic jiangshi) that their flesh turns to dust in seconds]].
9th May '16 8:30:21 PM jamespolk
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* Played with in ''Film/{{Munchhausen}}''. The Baron, who due to a magic spell has been in his forties for nearly 200 years, decides WhoWantsToLiveForever and gives up his magic charm, because he doesn't want to outlive his aging wife. He then immediately ages, but only to an age that matches hers.
29th Apr '16 5:05:37 PM Theokal3
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* ''TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers'': the Knights of the Bloody Chalice are a group of humans who [[PoweredByAForsakenChild keep themselves immortal by killing living beings (preferably supernatural ones, especially Dragons) and bathing in their blood]]. This only lasts for a year however (five for dragon blood), at which point the blood wears off and they start aging at an accelerated rate. It's not ''quite'' as bad as most examples on this page because they still get a delay of one month to bathe again, but past that delay, they literally are dust.
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