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23rd Aug '16 8:55:37 PM PaulA
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* In ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'', Diana is centuries old but looks like she's in her twenties and acts that age, or even younger when she's in the grip of her enthusiasm about discovering new things they didn't have on Themiscyra. In "Christmas in Kansas", there's a running gag about Clark's parents considering Diana one of the youngsters and her reminding them she's actually older than they are.
21st Aug '16 3:04:47 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* In ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', Marigold the unicorn has supposedly seen "oceans become forests become deserts".
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20th Aug '16 5:35:27 PM TheGracefullyWicked
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** Arwen was 2901 years old when she died. She didn't look any older than her mid twenties. Likewise, Legolas was probably around her age when the Fellowship was active, and...well, there is a pattern.
13th Aug '16 2:10:34 AM Nazetrime
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* The [[PhysicalGod Sources]] Lys and Sin in ''Franchise/{{Noob}}''. Lys is described as a young woman in the novels and called a "kid" by a character describing her at some point. Sin looks like he's twelve according to his own descriptions. Both get somewhat of a physical AgeLift when they show up in the movies (mostly because the person planned for Sin had to hit puberty sooner of later), but still looks quite young for their multiple-millenia age.
10th Aug '16 4:58:12 PM CatelynTsukino
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*Brazilian singer Cazuza recorded a song named 'I Was Born 10,000 Years Ago.
22nd Jul '16 8:22:39 PM Chickeon
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* The ''Turritopsis nutricula'' is, theoretically, biologically immortal. After sexual maturity and reproducing, the creature reverts to a polyp (younger) stage. The cells and biology of the creature change completely as opposed simply mimicking the younger stage. The process of developing sexual maturity, reproduction, and returning to polyp stage than repeats.

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* The ''Turritopsis nutricula'' is, theoretically, biologically immortal. After sexual maturity and reproducing, the creature reverts to a polyp (younger) stage. The cells and biology of the creature change completely as opposed simply mimicking the younger stage. The process of developing sexual maturity, reproduction, and returning to polyp stage than then repeats.
18th Jul '16 9:22:05 AM StFan
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->'''Mr. Magorium:''' I've been inventing toys since the mid 1770s...
->'''Henry:''' I'm sorry sir, did you say 1770's?
->'''Mr. Magorium:''' Yes sir. So, as you can imagine, accounting is a brand new concept for me...
->'''Henry:''' You realize that would make you at least 240 years old, sir?
->'''Mr. Magorium:''' You're already hired. There's no need to show off.

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->'''Mr. Magorium:''' I've been inventing toys since the mid 1770s...
->'''Henry:'''
mid-1770s...\\
'''Henry:'''
I'm sorry sir, did you say 1770's?
->'''Mr.
1770s?\\
'''Mr.
Magorium:''' Yes sir. So, as you can imagine, accounting is a brand new concept for me...
->'''Henry:'''
me...\\
'''Henry:'''
You realize that would make you at least 240 years old, sir?
->'''Mr.
sir?\\
'''Mr.
Magorium:''' You're already hired. There's no need to show off.



* In Fanfic/NoirAnge, a Manga/SoulEater fanfic, Zelda Kitsune is this literally, but she looks like a 17-year old girl. There's also Yuuki and Yuuka, and all of the other Witches count as well.

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* In Fanfic/NoirAnge, ''Fanfic/NoirAnge'', a Manga/SoulEater ''Manga/SoulEater'' fanfic, Zelda Kitsune is this literally, but she looks like a 17-year old girl. There's also Yuuki and Yuuka, and all of the other Witches count as well.



** Rainbow Dash/[[{{Superman}} Supermare]] is technically a thousand years old, but due to the TimeyWimeyBall of Kryptonian {{Magitek}}, is biologically the age she appears to be physically.
** [[WonderWoman Diana]] was born/created about a year before the Nightmare Moon incident, making her about a thousand years old as well. However, she is physically the same age as the Mane Six.
** For that matter, Cadence was born shortly before Diana, meaning she's just as old, but again, doesn't look that much older than the Mane Six either.

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** Rainbow Dash/[[{{Superman}} Dash/[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Supermare]] is technically a thousand years old, but due to the TimeyWimeyBall of Kryptonian {{Magitek}}, is biologically the age she appears to be physically.
** [[WonderWoman [[Franchise/WonderWoman Diana]] was born/created about a year before the Nightmare Moon incident, making her about a thousand years old as well. However, she is physically the same age as the Mane Six.
** For that matter, Cadence Cadance was born shortly before Diana, meaning she's just as old, but again, doesn't look that much older than the Mane Six either.



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* In ''[[Film/SevenFacesOfDrLao 7 Faces of Dr. Lao]]'', the eponymous doctor is technically an example of this trope, in that he looks rather old, but not nearly his true age of seven thousand, three hundred and twenty-two.
* John from ''TheManFromEarth'' looks like your regular guy, not like the 14,000-year-old caveman he actually is.

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* In ''[[Film/SevenFacesOfDrLao 7 Faces of Dr. Lao]]'', ''Film/SevenFacesOfDrLao'', the eponymous doctor is technically an example of this trope, in that he looks rather old, but not nearly his true age of seven thousand, three hundred and twenty-two.
* John from ''TheManFromEarth'' ''Film/TheManFromEarth'' looks like your regular guy, not like the 14,000-year-old caveman he actually is.



-->'''Monk''': She's 3,000 years old.
-->'''Kull''': She said she was 19!

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-->'''Monk''': -->'''Monk:''' She's 3,000 years old.
-->'''Kull''':
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'''Kull:'''
She said she was 19!



* The 2000 ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' film had this interaction between Snails and Norda the elf, when Snails is chatting her up:

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* The 2000 ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' film had has this interaction between Snails and Norda the elf, when Snails is chatting her up:



* Andre [[SignificantAnagram Linoge]], from ''StormOfTheCentury''. It's never made clear how long he's been around, but it's implied to have been at least since Biblical times. Toyed with in that, though he is old and still has at least another century to live (stating to the town that he will still be alive when the youngest among them has grown old and died), even others of his kind consider him to be nearing death. Which makes sense; if you've been around for at least 1000 years, another 100 is going to seem like just a few months.

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* Andre [[SignificantAnagram Linoge]], from ''StormOfTheCentury''.''Film/StormOfTheCentury''. It's never made clear how long he's been around, but it's implied to have been at least since Biblical times. Toyed with in that, though he is old and still has at least another century to live (stating to the town that he will still be alive when the youngest among them has grown old and died), even others of his kind consider him to be nearing death. Which makes sense; if you've been around for at least 1000 years, another 100 is going to seem like just a few months.



* In ''Disney/DarbyOGillAndTheLittlePeople'' we are told that King Brian is around 5,000 years old.

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* In ''Disney/DarbyOGillAndTheLittlePeople'' ''Film/DarbyOGillAndTheLittlePeople'' we are told that King Brian is around 5,000 years old.



* The titular character in ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'' is significantly older than Creator/BramStoker's version, being about 2000 years old, as he's actually [[spoiler:Judas Iscariot]].

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* The titular character in ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'' ''Film/Dracula2000'' is significantly older than Creator/BramStoker's version, being about 2000 years old, as he's actually [[spoiler:Judas Iscariot]].



* The ''Main/CaptainErsatz'' for Vulcans in the german comedy "Traumschiff Surprise" can get up to 400 years old. [[spoiler: It's how [[CampGay Mr Spuck]] is still alive after they jump from the 21st to the 24th century.]]
-->'''Mr Spuck''': I am a Vulcanette Vulgaris and they can age to 400 because they belong to the same genus as the Galapagos Tortoise!

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* The ''Main/CaptainErsatz'' CaptainErsatz for Vulcans in the german comedy "Traumschiff Surprise" ''Traumschiff Surprise'' can get up to 400 years old. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's how [[CampGay Mr Spuck]] is still alive after they jump from the 21st to the 24th century.]]
-->'''Mr Spuck''': Spuck:''' I am a Vulcanette Vulgaris and they can age to 400 because they belong to the same genus as the Galapagos Tortoise!



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* Most ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' characters are 100 000 years old, yet many of them are seen acting like kids. In the case of the Matoran Universe races, this makes some sense, since they were created that way and most of them cannot age, at least normally. Outside that universe, where beings are born fully organic, this comes off as weird. Especially Gresh, a rookie fighter who acts like a teenager, despite being over 100 000 years old.
* The Pureblood vampires in ''Series/{{Blade}}'' age extremely slowly (turned vampires don't age at all). Charlotte looks to be about 12, when she's actually around 200. Overlord Rusk appears to be an adult man and is actually 600.
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* TheyMightBeGiants' "O, Do Not Forsake Me."

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* TheyMightBeGiants' Music/TheyMightBeGiants' "O, Do Not Forsake Me."



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* [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/04/080414-oldest-tree.html This tree]] in Sweden may look like a mere sapling, but the above-ground portion is just the latest offshoot of a root system that has been growing continuously since the end of the last Ice Age.
** While not ''quite'' that extreme, olive trees are well known for that. While the tree itself might die, the root system will live on and produce several trees. Root systems being thousands of years old are not rare, especially in parts of the Middle East.
** That's nothing compared to "Pando", a clonal colony of Quaking Aspen in Utah whose root system is estimated to be about 80,000 years old. There might even be other, less well-studied Quaking Aspen-systems in the area that are ''one million'' years old.
** For that matter, there are several such instances of very long-lived plant-based organisms.
** Not to mention fungal mycelia, which are typically as old as the forests they grow under.
* The ''Turritopsis nutricula'' is, theoretically, biologically immortal. After sexual maturity and reproducing, the creature reverts to a polyp (younger) stage. The cells and biology of the creature change completely as opposed simply mimicking the younger stage. The process of developing sexual maturity, reproduction, and returning to polyp stage than repeats.
* There is evidence that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_(genus) hydras]] may age very slowly or not at all, making them potential candidates for being biologically immortal.
* Sea turtles never age. They can die only by violent death or by an illness not caused or hastened by old age.
** Not the case. They do not age ''outwardly'' past maturity, still making them candidates for this trope. The more long-lived ones last about 80 years.
** Even more true of some tortoises the Galapagos variety can supposedly live to 200 or more!
*** One of the three giant tortoises taken from the Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin, named Harriet, was 176 years old when she died in 2006.
*** Most turtles and tortoises can live to be 80 to 100 years old; this includes small land turtles and tortises which are kept as pets. However, because of the way people treat these creatures, most die of either abuse, malnutrition, or neglect within one year. Statistics given by a member of the Colorado Reptile Humane Society board.
* Females of many species of spiders, at least those who do not die of debilitation after laying eggs, continue to grow and molt throughout their entire lives. They generally die from predation, duels with rivals of their own species, or molting problems that can affect older individuals (who, like the turtles, do not differ visually from their younger selves). Female tarantulas can live to be 30 while continuing to mate with males who seldom reach 2.
* In the Bristle Cone Pine page info in the Wikipedia entry, there is also a link to the ''Arctica islandica'', an ordinary-looking mollusk actually found to be 405 to 410 years old. This made it the longest solitary animal on record which forms accretionary skeletons.
* And then there's the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxus_baccata Yew]], a major contender in the Oldest Living Thing stakes. In Britain, many parish churches have yews in the grounds and there are many folk explanations, the most common being that they were planted to provide the close-grained, flexible timber required to make longbows for the English army. However, given how painfully slowly yew trees grow this is clearly nonsense. The trees weren't planted in the churchyard, the church and churchyard were planted in the yew groves that were already very old and sacred to the kind of guys who built Stonehenge.
* Many trees, left to themselves, will age and eventually die but if humans intervene by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppice coppicing]], as they have for millennia for the production of charcoal, fencing poles and other trappings of industry and agriculture, there seems to be no limit to how long they can survive. Coppicing keeps the tree [[NotAllowedToGrowUp eternally youthful]].
* Given that there are different branches of medical science that are separately working on coming up with ways to someday make it possible to maintain a youthful appearance for years as well as have longer life expectancies, it is be safe to say that medical science is ultimately working toward making ''some'' form of Really700YearsOld possible for humans.
* Most people don't think of humans as particularly notable for their age, but while the average lifespan of a human is fairly normal in the mammal world, their record age (122 years old, if not more) is the second longest of any mammal. It's possible that one man once lived to 150, but this is almost certainly a case of him being confused with his grandfather, whose name he shared.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowhead_whale bowhead whale]] lives for longer than any other mammal, with some estimated to have reached over 200 years old. A male was recently killed and shown to have a harpoon manufactured in ''the 1890s'' embedded in his blubber, showing that he survived an attack by whalers (when he was presumably already an adult). The whale seems to be able to resist cancer, contributing to its longevity.
* A koi by the name of Hanako was determined to be over 215 years old through studies of her scales, which grow rings like tree trunks. She died in 1970. By comparison, koi are usually said to not live beyond 50. Sort of gives new meaning to the koi's reputed longevity, huh?
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* Most ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' characters are 100 000 years old, yet many of them are seen acting like kids. In the case of the Matoran Universe races, this makes some sense, since they were created that way and most of them cannot age, at least normally. Outside that universe, where beings are born fully organic, this comes off as weird. Especially Gresh, a rookie fighter who acts like a teenager, despite being over 100 000 years old.
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-->'''Lola''': Joe, you make me feel girlish--and I'm 172 years old.

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-->'''Lola''': -->'''Lola:''' Joe, you make me feel girlish--and I'm 172 years old.



* All the VisualNovel/FateStayNight [[PublicDomainCharacter Servants]], as they all appear using bodies based on their prime of life despite coming from time periods any time from a few years into the future to [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh 6000+ years old]]. This is kind of explained by the Root pulling them out of our traditional sense of time, and holding them in a kind of suspended animation between each Summoning.

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* All the VisualNovel/FateStayNight ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' [[PublicDomainCharacter Servants]], as they all appear using bodies based on their prime of life despite coming from time periods any time from a few years into the future to [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh 6000+ years old]]. This is kind of explained by the Root pulling them out of our traditional sense of time, and holding them in a kind of suspended animation between each Summoning.



* Several characters in MarvelsRPG are demons, angels, aliens, or just really long lived... while looking like they are still in their prime.

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* Several characters in MarvelsRPG Roleplay/MarvelsRPG are demons, angels, aliens, or just really long lived... while looking like they are still in their prime.



* April, in [[Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister The Lay of Paul Twister,]] apparently has a very extended lifespan, [[WizardsLiveLonger even for a magic user.]] When Paul hears about her, he takes it as confirmation that she is like him, except that his aging got slowed down [[CantGrowUp at a much earlier point.]]

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* April, in [[Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister The Lay of Paul Twister,]] ''Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister'', apparently has a very extended lifespan, [[WizardsLiveLonger even for a magic user.]] When Paul hears about her, he takes it as confirmation that she is like him, except that his aging got slowed down [[CantGrowUp at a much earlier point.]]



* Like most vampires, the title character of ''[[CarmillaTheSeries Carmilla]]'' falls into this trope. She was born in 1680, but she looks like a college student.

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* Like most vampires, the title character of ''[[CarmillaTheSeries Carmilla]]'' ''WebVideo/{{Carmilla}}'' falls into this trope. She was born in 1680, but she looks like a college student.



* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Due to time working funny in Night Vale quite a few citizens are substantially older than they look. An episode showcasing some recordings of radio host Cecil's past shows has his first broadcast at the settlement of the area sometime in the 18th century, and later ones on the invention of radio, Pearl Harbor, and Bill Clinton's presidency.

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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'':
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Due to time working funny in Night Vale quite a few citizens are substantially older than they look. An episode showcasing some recordings of radio host Cecil's past shows has his first broadcast at the settlement of the area sometime in the 18th century, and later ones on the invention of radio, Pearl Harbor, and Bill Clinton's presidency.


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* [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/04/080414-oldest-tree.html This tree]] in Sweden may look like a mere sapling, but the above-ground portion is just the latest offshoot of a root system that has been growing continuously since the end of the last Ice Age.
** While not ''quite'' that extreme, olive trees are well known for that. While the tree itself might die, the root system will live on and produce several trees. Root systems being thousands of years old are not rare, especially in parts of the Middle East.
** That's nothing compared to "Pando", a clonal colony of Quaking Aspen in Utah whose root system is estimated to be about 80,000 years old. There might even be other, less well-studied Quaking Aspen-systems in the area that are ''one million'' years old.
** For that matter, there are several such instances of very long-lived plant-based organisms.
** Not to mention fungal mycelia, which are typically as old as the forests they grow under.
* The ''Turritopsis nutricula'' is, theoretically, biologically immortal. After sexual maturity and reproducing, the creature reverts to a polyp (younger) stage. The cells and biology of the creature change completely as opposed simply mimicking the younger stage. The process of developing sexual maturity, reproduction, and returning to polyp stage than repeats.
* There is evidence that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_(genus) hydras]] may age very slowly or not at all, making them potential candidates for being biologically immortal.
* Sea turtles never age. They can die only by violent death or by an illness not caused or hastened by old age.
** Not the case. They do not age ''outwardly'' past maturity, still making them candidates for this trope. The more long-lived ones last about 80 years.
** Even more true of some tortoises the Galapagos variety can supposedly live to 200 or more!
*** One of the three giant tortoises taken from the Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin, named Harriet, was 176 years old when she died in 2006.
*** Most turtles and tortoises can live to be 80 to 100 years old; this includes small land turtles and tortises which are kept as pets. However, because of the way people treat these creatures, most die of either abuse, malnutrition, or neglect within one year. Statistics given by a member of the Colorado Reptile Humane Society board.
* Females of many species of spiders, at least those who do not die of debilitation after laying eggs, continue to grow and molt throughout their entire lives. They generally die from predation, duels with rivals of their own species, or molting problems that can affect older individuals (who, like the turtles, do not differ visually from their younger selves). Female tarantulas can live to be 30 while continuing to mate with males who seldom reach 2.
* In the Bristle Cone Pine page info in the Wikipedia entry, there is also a link to the ''Arctica islandica'', an ordinary-looking mollusk actually found to be 405 to 410 years old. This made it the longest solitary animal on record which forms accretionary skeletons.
* And then there's the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxus_baccata Yew]], a major contender in the Oldest Living Thing stakes. In Britain, many parish churches have yews in the grounds and there are many folk explanations, the most common being that they were planted to provide the close-grained, flexible timber required to make longbows for the English army. However, given how painfully slowly yew trees grow this is clearly nonsense. The trees weren't planted in the churchyard, the church and churchyard were planted in the yew groves that were already very old and sacred to the kind of guys who built Stonehenge.
* Many trees, left to themselves, will age and eventually die but if humans intervene by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppice coppicing]], as they have for millennia for the production of charcoal, fencing poles and other trappings of industry and agriculture, there seems to be no limit to how long they can survive. Coppicing keeps the tree [[NotAllowedToGrowUp eternally youthful]].
* Given that there are different branches of medical science that are separately working on coming up with ways to someday make it possible to maintain a youthful appearance for years as well as have longer life expectancies, it is be safe to say that medical science is ultimately working toward making ''some'' form of Really700YearsOld possible for humans.
* Most people don't think of humans as particularly notable for their age, but while the average lifespan of a human is fairly normal in the mammal world, their record age (122 years old, if not more) is the second longest of any mammal. It's possible that one man once lived to 150, but this is almost certainly a case of him being confused with his grandfather, whose name he shared.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowhead_whale bowhead whale]] lives for longer than any other mammal, with some estimated to have reached over 200 years old. A male was recently killed and shown to have a harpoon manufactured in ''the 1890s'' embedded in his blubber, showing that he survived an attack by whalers (when he was presumably already an adult). The whale seems to be able to resist cancer, contributing to its longevity.
* A koi by the name of Hanako was determined to be over 215 years old through studies of her scales, which grow rings like tree trunks. She died in 1970. By comparison, koi are usually said to not live beyond 50. Sort of gives new meaning to the koi's reputed longevity, huh?
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9th Jul '16 11:41:24 AM nombretomado
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* Most ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' characters are 100 000 years old, yet many of them are seen acting like kids. In the case of the Matoran Universe races, this makes some sense, since they were created that way and most of them cannot age, at least normally. Outside that universe, where beings are born fully organic, this comes off as weird. Especially Gresh, a rookie fighter who acts like a teenager, despite being over 100 000 years old.

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* Most ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' characters are 100 000 years old, yet many of them are seen acting like kids. In the case of the Matoran Universe races, this makes some sense, since they were created that way and most of them cannot age, at least normally. Outside that universe, where beings are born fully organic, this comes off as weird. Especially Gresh, a rookie fighter who acts like a teenager, despite being over 100 000 years old.
2nd Jul '16 12:27:21 PM MobRules
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* Aside from The Endless in Sandman, there are a few other examples. One being Hob (who later went by Robert) who boasted to fellow tavern patrons in 1389 that he had decided not to die. Everyone does it just because everyone else does, but he wasn't going to go along with it. The personifications of Death and Dream happened to be sitting nearby incognito, and decided it would be amusing to take him at his word. (His curmudgeonly reaction to the Ren Faire he visits five hundred years later is amusing.)
21st Jun '16 7:26:03 PM gewunomox
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* Fans of NeilYoung sometimes joke that he is this. In 2002 ''Blender'', a music review magazine associated with ''Maxim'', published a photo of him looking OlderThanDirt with the caption [[Franchise/StarWars "When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not!"]]

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* Fans of NeilYoung Music/NeilYoung sometimes joke that he is this. In 2002 ''Blender'', a music review magazine associated with ''Maxim'', published a photo of him looking OlderThanDirt with the caption [[Franchise/StarWars "When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not!"]]
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