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13th Jan '18 3:26:47 AM Arcorann
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* In ''Age of Adeline'', [[spoiler:this is ultimately subverted. When Adeline's body begins aging normally, she looks the same as she always did, save for her noticing a grey hair.]]

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* In ''Age of Adeline'', ''Film/TheAgeOfAdaline'', [[spoiler:this is ultimately subverted. When Adeline's body begins aging normally, she looks the same as she always did, save for her noticing a grey hair.]]
13th Dec '17 3:46:34 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Film/TheHuggaBunch'' TV movie, the evil queen Admira stays young by eating the fruit of the Youngberry tree at regular intervals. When the protagonists prevent her from getting the berries in time, she suddenly becomes wrinkled and eventually falls still, her skin turning ashen.



* In ''Series/TheHuggaBunch'' special, the evil queen Admira stays young by eating the fruit of the Youngberry tree at regular intervals. When the protagonists prevent her from getting the berries in time, she suddenly becomes wrinkled and eventually falls still, her skin turning ashen.
5th Nov '17 9:44:19 PM Nadim
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* ''Series/WizardsofWaverlyPlace'': Vampires who get scratched by werewolves lose their immortality along with their powers and become their real age.
31st Oct '17 12:49:05 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Long Live Walter Jameson". A man lives more than 2,000 years due to drinking an 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/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Long Live Walter Jameson". A man lives more than 2,000 2,400 years due to drinking an alchemical potion of immortality. When he's shot and mortally wounded, the effect wears off and he ages into dust in minutes.
15th Oct '17 8:12:14 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's short story ''Literature/TheMagicGoesAway'' (found in the collection of the same name) The Warlock deliberately consumes the magic-sustaining "mana" in the area to defeat a demon; it works but as a result he also loses the benefit of said magic and ages rapidly. At one point he spits out a complete set of now-blackened teeth.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's short story ''Literature/TheMagicGoesAway'' (found in the collection of the same name) "Literature/NotLongBeforeTheEnd", The Warlock deliberately consumes the magic-sustaining "mana" in the area to defeat a demon; it works but as a result he also loses the benefit of said magic and ages rapidly. At one point he spits out a complete set of now-blackened teeth.
30th Sep '17 1:25:08 PM porphyre77
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** Saruman's human body crumble's into dust in a matter of seconds after he is slain by Wormtongue.
12th Sep '17 3:10:26 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', Dracula rapidly dissolves into nothing when stabbed in the heart. Notably, none of the other vampires in the story did this, and although it isn't explicitly stated the implication is that it's because he was so much older than them, and that when he was stabbed centuries of decay instantly caught up with his body.
25th Aug '17 6:03:47 AM RedScharlach
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* ''Film/TheHunger'' has a true vampire who can only provide her playthings with youth for about two hundred years; after that, time rapidly catches up with them, and they become dessicated husks. She usually keeps these husks, for sentimental reasons.

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* ''Film/TheHunger'' has a true vampire who can only provide her playthings with youth for about two hundred years; after that, time rapidly catches up with them, and they become dessicated desiccated husks. She usually keeps these husks, for sentimental reasons.



* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'': [[spoiler:The antagonist and her brother shrivel up before dying from mortal wounding.]]

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* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'': [[spoiler:The antagonist and her brother shrivel up before dying from mortal wounding.wounds.]]



* Book 17 of the ''Literature/LoneWolf'' series ''The Deathlord of Ixia'' combines this with LoadBearingBoss. Killing the BigBad breaks the enchantment that kept the city of Xaagon in a suspended state. The moment Lone Wolf strikes the killing blow, milennia of wear and tear catch up to the city, and Lone Wolf has to haul ass out of there. Breaking the spell also removes the permanent cloud cover over the city, allowing sunlight to warm Ixia again.

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* Book 17 of the ''Literature/LoneWolf'' series ''The Deathlord of Ixia'' combines this with LoadBearingBoss. Killing the BigBad breaks the enchantment that kept the city of Xaagon in a suspended state. The moment Lone Wolf strikes the killing blow, milennia millennia of wear and tear catch up to with the city, and Lone Wolf has to haul ass out of there. Breaking the spell also removes the permanent cloud cover over the city, allowing sunlight to warm Ixia again.



* Oskar Matzerath from ''Literature/TheTinDrum'' was a [[OlderThanTheyLook three-year old adult]] who remained a child out of his own free will. Once he had enough, he underwent the same process to reverse it. His years caught up to him immediately, although he was in his twenties at the time so it wasn't as dramatic as other examples here.
* The result of failing to keep up annual [[HumanSacrifice child sacrifices]] for immortality ritual in the ''Literature/RepairmanJack'' novels.

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* Oskar Matzerath from ''Literature/TheTinDrum'' was a [[OlderThanTheyLook three-year old three-year-old adult]] who remained a child out of his own free will. Once he had enough, he underwent the same process to reverse it. His years caught up to him immediately, although he was in his twenties at the time so it wasn't as dramatic as other examples here.
* The result of failing to keep up annual [[HumanSacrifice child sacrifices]] in return for immortality ritual in the ''Literature/RepairmanJack'' novels.



* Averted in ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' when Katherine loses her Immortality after becoming human and only begins to age normally. Later however when the serum that made her human is drained from her blood, she starts to show signs of aging quickly and is estimated to die from old age in a few months.

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* Averted in ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' when Katherine loses her Immortality after becoming human and only begins to age normally. Later however Later, however, when the serum that made her human is drained from her blood, she starts to show signs of aging quickly and is estimated to die from old age in a few months.



* This is also a recurring theme in the Western fairytales where the protagonist is spirited away into the Fairyland for centuries without realizing or feeling the passage of time. Sometimes they would return to the human world, only to discover that in the meantime year, decades, or even centuries had passed while they hadn't aged. Upon their return, all that missed time would catch up with the victim spectacularly.

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* This is also a recurring theme in the Western fairytales where the protagonist is spirited away into the Fairyland for centuries without realizing or feeling the passage of time. Sometimes they would return to the human world, only to discover that in the meantime year, decades, intervening period, decades or even centuries had passed while they hadn't aged. Upon their return, all that missed time would catch up with the victim spectacularly.



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23rd Aug '17 8:35:17 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/TheHeirsOfAlexandria Much Fall of Blood]]'', this happens to [[spoiler:Elizabeth Bartholdy]]. Somewhat justified in that the immortality treatment had to be maintained at regular intervals.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheHeirsOfAlexandria Much Fall of Blood]]'', ''Literature/MuchFallOfBlood'', this happens to [[spoiler:Elizabeth Bartholdy]]. Somewhat justified in that the immortality treatment had to be maintained at regular intervals.
9th Jul '17 4:00:41 PM nombretomado
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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.

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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': The soldiers in the Russian 'secret army' who have been in 'cold storage' since WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in the "K is for Kill" two-parter. When they are killed they revert to their biological age.
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