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1st May '16 10:36:11 AM erforce
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* The original ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movie made the eponymous cyborg sound like this trope, until the second film subverted it by revealing that his power cell would eventually run out....after 120 years.

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* The original [[Film/TheTerminator original]] ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movie made the eponymous cyborg sound like this trope, until the [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay second film film]] subverted it by revealing that his power cell would eventually run out....after 120 years.



* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story ''Literature/BlackColossus'' there's a giant venomous python which slithers out of a ''3000 years old tomb'' and is still lively and in top shape.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' story ''Literature/BlackColossus'' there's a giant venomous python which slithers out of a ''3000 years old tomb'' and is still lively and in top shape.



* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'' there's the Watcher in the Water, a massive squid-like beast living in the pool of water just outside Moria. It had been driven from the deeps of Moria into the flooded valley as a guardian and to trap the dwarves inside Moria. A creature that big just hanging around in caves needs to have SOME of this going on though.

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* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', there's the Watcher in the Water, a massive squid-like beast living in the pool of water just outside Moria. It had been driven from the deeps of Moria into the flooded valley as a guardian and to trap the dwarves inside Moria. A creature that big just hanging around in caves needs to have SOME of this going on though.
10th Apr '16 4:56:30 PM WillKeaton
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** One particular covenant of vampires, the Ordo Dracul, have a way to increase the amount of sustenance from the blood they drink, increasing to 1.5X what they get when they drink from humans and ''doubling'' blood drunk from vampires. Two such vampires can (canonically!) make infinite blood by feeding off of each other, becoming this trope. The downside is it leads to blood addiction and/or MoreThanMindControl and/or FoodChainOfEvil kicking in. So to keep its members from trying this the elders in the covenant seal all such vampires in steel boxes which they dump into the ocean, whereupon said vampires spend ''eternity'' feeding from each other [[note]](unless one eats the other, at which point it's an eternity of starvation)[[/note]].

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** One particular covenant of vampires, the Ordo Dracul, have a way to increase the amount of sustenance from the blood they drink, increasing to 1.5X what they get when they drink from humans and ''doubling'' blood drunk from vampires. Two such vampires can (canonically!) make infinite blood by feeding off of each other, becoming this trope. The downside is it leads to blood addiction and/or MoreThanMindControl and/or FoodChainOfEvil kicking in. So to keep its members from trying this the elders in the covenant seal all such vampires in steel boxes which they dump into the ocean, whereupon said vampires spend ''eternity'' feeding from each other [[note]](unless other. [[note]]Unless one eats the other, at which point it's an eternity of starvation)[[/note]].starvation.[[/note]]
10th Apr '16 4:54:37 PM WillKeaton
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* The cauldron-born from ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' are deathless zombies animated by the Black Cauldron. They do not eat, sleep, breathe, or get tired, and they feel no pain.
10th Apr '16 4:51:20 PM WillKeaton
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* The [[OurGiantsAreDifferent Titans]] from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. While lack of sunlight and fatigue can slow them down, they do not age, sleep, or thirst and do not need the human flesh they eat [[note]]They lack digestive tracts beyond their stomachs and just regurgitate when full[[/note]]. They even regenerate biomass instantly and out of nowhere while thriving.

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* The [[OurGiantsAreDifferent Titans]] from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. While lack of sunlight and fatigue can slow them down, they do not age, sleep, or thirst and do not need the human flesh they eat eat.[[note]]They lack digestive tracts beyond their stomachs and just regurgitate when full[[/note]]. full.[[/note]] They even regenerate biomass instantly and out of nowhere while thriving.
1st Apr '16 10:06:59 AM ChocolateRob
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* In Brandon Sanderson's ''Lierature/{{Warbreaker}}'', there are two. The first and most well-known are the Lifeless, an army of ImplacableMan zombies who do not need to rest or eat or drink or breathe. They obey any command given to them by anyone with the proper code-words. Whoever controls the army of Lifeless has control, more or less, over the kingdom.

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* In Brandon Sanderson's ''Lierature/{{Warbreaker}}'', ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', there are two. The first and most well-known are the Lifeless, an army of ImplacableMan zombies who do not need to rest or eat or drink or breathe. They obey any command given to them by anyone with the proper code-words. Whoever controls the army of Lifeless has control, more or less, over the kingdom.
26th Feb '16 4:07:41 PM ultimomant
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* [[LivingShadow Enjin]] works this way in ''FanFic/TheBridge''. Being composed of solid dark magic, it need not rest, eat, or drink to continue pursuit of its quarry.

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* [[LivingShadow Enjin]] works this way in ''FanFic/TheBridge''. Being composed of solid dark magic, it need not rest, eat, or drink to continue pursuit of its quarry. [[spoiler:It's only weakness is that if separated from its master Bagan for long periods of time, its body will start to deteriorate.]]
2nd Feb '16 11:59:21 AM Raidrik
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* [[LivingShadow Enjin]] works this way in ''FanFic/TheBridge''. Being composed of solid dark magic, it need not rest, eat, or drink to continue pursuit of its quarry.
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12th Jan '16 1:47:41 PM ultimomant
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* The monster from Film/ItFollows may not move fast, but it will never stop chasing whoever has the curse until they're dead. Then it goes after the ''last'' person who had the curse. It doesn't help that It is able to [[ParanoiaFuel take on the appearance of anyone]]

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* The monster from Film/ItFollows ''Film/ItFollows'' may not move fast, but it will never stop chasing whoever has the curse until they're dead. Then it goes after the ''last'' person who had the curse. It doesn't help that It is able to [[ParanoiaFuel take on the appearance of anyone]]
anyone]].
9th Jan '16 11:55:17 AM Flynt_Coal
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* The monster from Film/ItFollows may not move fast, but it will never stop chasing whoever has the curse until they're dead. Then it goes after the ''last'' person who had the curse. It doesn't help that It is able to [[ParanoiaFuel take on the appearance of anyone]]


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* The whole premise of the Main/RoosterTeeth Animated Adventure [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HINYhLtaaxc The Snail Assassin]]
3rd Jan '16 12:00:13 PM CountDorku
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* In the ''TabletopGame/LegendSystem'', the feat By Will Sustained can produce this or TheDeterminator depending on whether it's taken by a monster or a player character. At level ten breathing and sleeping become optional.
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