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31st May '16 5:22:15 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[http://ravenwolf.smackjeeves.com/comics/ Raven Wolf]]'', the title tribe was cursed with removal from the sacred circle of life until the domestic civilization is ended. This means that they stop aging at maturity and if killed, their bodies don't decompose and their spirits cannot be reincarnated until the curse ends; they also can't hunt or cultivate crops.

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* In ''[[http://ravenwolf.smackjeeves.com/comics/ Raven Wolf]]'', Wolf,]]'' the title tribe was cursed with removal from the sacred circle of life until the domestic civilization is ended. This means that they stop aging at maturity and if killed, their bodies don't decompose and their spirits cannot be reincarnated until the curse ends; they also can't hunt or cultivate crops.
31st May '16 5:21:01 PM WillKeaton
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* Odago Koinosuke in ''Anime/JubeiChan'' was given a command to find a successor to UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei, an oath he took with UndyingLoyalty, literally. If in danger of failing his oath, he dessicates on the spot. (and just as quickly revives.)

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* Odago Koinosuke in ''Anime/JubeiChan'' was given a command to find a successor to UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei, an oath he took with UndyingLoyalty, literally. If in danger of failing his oath, he dessicates on the spot. (and spot, and just as quickly revives.)



* Sai from ''Manga/HikaruNoGo''. He was a heian {{Go}} player that after [[DrivenToSuicide commiting suicide]] haunted a Go board, possessing first the kid who will become Honinbou Shuusaku and then Hikaru, {{the protagonist}}. At first, the characters and the audience believe that this was due to him wanting to play Go even after his death and due to him [[UnfinishedBusiness wanting to achieve the ]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Go_terms Divine Move (a.k.a The Hand of God)]]. [[spoiler:Later we find that indeed there was a purpose for him returning as a ghost, but it wasn't his purpose; he was allowed to remain in the land of the living for him to be Hikaru's {{Mentor}}.]]

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* Sai from ''Manga/HikaruNoGo''. He was a heian {{Go}} player that after [[DrivenToSuicide commiting suicide]] haunted a Go board, possessing first the kid who will become Honinbou Shuusaku and then Hikaru, {{the protagonist}}. At first, the characters and the audience believe that this was due to him wanting to play Go even after his death and due to him [[UnfinishedBusiness wanting to achieve the ]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Go_terms Divine Move (a.k.a The Hand of God)]]. God).]] [[spoiler:Later we find that indeed there was a purpose for him returning as a ghost, but it wasn't his purpose; he was allowed to remain in the land of the living for him to be Hikaru's {{Mentor}}.]]
30th May '16 4:39:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This is the reason for the anti-aging spell on the Palace of Prophets in ''TheSwordOfTruth'' series: The sorceress at the Palace ''can'' train a wizard, but not very efficiently. The spell is necessary to ensure that the wizards and sorceresses live long enough to finish the training.

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* This is the reason for the anti-aging spell on the Palace of Prophets in ''TheSwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' series: The sorceress at the Palace ''can'' train a wizard, but not very efficiently. The spell is necessary to ensure that the wizards and sorceresses live long enough to finish the training.
30th Apr '16 7:55:29 AM Grudgeal
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* One of the possible "allies" in ''[[VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment Planescape:Torment]]'' has survived centuries and the complete physical degradation, that is, to dust, of his body, driven solely by his desire to bring the main character to justice.

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* One of the possible "allies" in Vhailor from ''[[VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment Planescape:Torment]]'' has survived centuries and the complete physical degradation, that is, to dust, of his body, is driven solely by to enforce justice amongst the planes. The fact that he's long dead (his body has long since turned to dust) will not stop him from fulfilling his desire duty. If you point out to bring him that he's dead, Vhailor will point out that this doesn't matter: Evil exists, and evil must be punished. [[spoiler:With very high Charisma and Intelligence you can point out to Vhailor that the main character number of already dead lawbreakers outnumber the currently living ones, [[PuffOfLogic causing him to justice.pass on in hot pursuit of them]].]]
12th Apr '16 1:30:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', the Grail Knight is given immortality in order to complete his mission in regard to the grail.

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* In ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', the Grail Knight is given immortality in order to complete his mission in regard to the grail.
29th Mar '16 5:15:04 PM JuiceBoxHero
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** During a worst-ending run, [[spoiler: Undyne]] exhibits this to a degree when you first try to kill them. Their determination towards stopping ''you'' enables them to shake off death for a HeroicSecondWind, leading up to [[ThatOneBoss one of the hardest boss fights in the entire game.]] [[spoiler: Too bad that if you defeat her, the second death actually sticks...]]
** And if you're going for the GoldenEnding, [[spoiler: the True Lab is full of [[BodyHorror failed experiments]] who ''cannot die'' due to being injected with [[AppliedPhlebotinum Determination]], which makes them immortal simply by giving them the resolve to live, no matter what.]]
27th Feb '16 11:59:30 AM billybobfred
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', this is what puts the "justified" in JustifiedSavePoint. If you [[spoiler:kill Toriel in the Ruins, and then reload to spare her]], Flowey will reveal that [[spoiler:he used to have that power himself, until you fell into the ruins -- apparently there's a limit of one person with this power per closed system, and you're more qualified than he is]]. He elaborates on that toward the end of a worst-ending run, and [[spoiler:''steals it back from you'']] at the end of a neutral-ending run. And in a good-ending run, [[spoiler:you get a souped-up version as an EleventhHourSuperpower for the TrueFinalBoss fight]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', this is what puts the "justified" in JustifiedSavePoint. If you [[spoiler:kill Toriel in the Ruins, and then reload to spare her]], Flowey will reveal that [[spoiler:he used to have that power himself, until you fell into the ruins -- apparently there's a limit of one person with this power per closed system, and you're more qualified than he is]].is -- but he ''did'' keep the RequiredSecondaryPower of RippleEffectProofMemory]]. He elaborates on that toward the end of a worst-ending run, and [[spoiler:''steals it back from you'']] at the end of a neutral-ending run. And in a good-ending run, [[spoiler:you get a souped-up version as an EleventhHourSuperpower for the TrueFinalBoss fight]].
10th Jan '16 10:36:21 PM jormis29
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* ''Videogame/{{Drakengard3}}'' reveals that the series' Dragons have the power to reincarnate upon death. They can also sacrifice this power to grant a Wish. In other words, Dragons can live as long as they desire until they find something or someone worth dying for.

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* ''Videogame/{{Drakengard3}}'' ''Videogame/{{Drakengard 3}}'' reveals that the series' Dragons have the power to reincarnate upon death. They can also sacrifice this power to grant a Wish. In other words, Dragons can live as long as they desire until they find something or someone worth dying for.
10th Jan '16 9:06:00 PM M84
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* ''Videogame/{{Drakengard3}}'' reveals that the series' Dragons have the power to reincarnate upon death. They can also sacrifice this power to grant a Wish. In other words, Dragons can live as long as they desire until they find something or someone worth dying for.
30th Oct '15 9:07:04 PM southpawhare2
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* Jefferson [=DeGrey=] in the Characters/{{Fantasy Strike}} universe was given immortality that will last until a vaguely-defined "true purpose" of his is completed. Until then, he is accompanied by a ghost woman who keeps him focused on finding out what that purpose is.
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