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31st Jan '18 3:47:50 PM StFan
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* ComicBook/TheEternals and most of Earth's mythological gods in Creator/MarvelComics. Eternals have historically maintained their own secret cities but sometimes hang around with mortal humans for kicks. The various gods live in pocket dimensions that are homes to their respective pantheons.
** To illustrate the difference this trope creates in mindset, there was a dialogue in an issue of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' where the Eternal Sersi was asked by one of her (mortal) teammates what the Eternals' beliefs regarding ghosts were. Sersi responded that the topic does not get discussed much in their culture -- because they don't die.

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* ComicBook/TheEternals and most of Earth's mythological gods in Creator/MarvelComics. Eternals have historically maintained their own secret cities but sometimes hang around with mortal humans for kicks. The various gods live in pocket dimensions that are homes to their respective pantheons.
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pantheons. To illustrate the difference this trope creates in mindset, there was a dialogue in an issue of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' where the Eternal Sersi was asked by one of her (mortal) teammates what the Eternals' beliefs regarding ghosts were. Sersi responded that the topic does not get discussed much in their culture -- because they don't die.



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* Elves in Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/{{Lord of the Rings}}'' stories.

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* Elves in Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/{{Lord of the Rings}}'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' stories.



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* The Land of Immortals in the second ''{{Series/Spellbinder}}'' series.
** The immortality was an unintended side effect of a drug meant to cure a devastating plague. Unfortunately, it also kicked in the ImmortalProcreationClause. Among the survivors, no one can ever have children. Instead, they build clockwork automatons to "play" and entertain them. When the protagonists (a man and a teenage girl) end up in that world, the scientist who created the original drug kidnaps them and plans to set up PeopleFarms to repopulate his world... or at least provide few new faces around.

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* The Land of Immortals in the second ''{{Series/Spellbinder}}'' series.
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series. The immortality was an unintended side effect of a drug meant to cure a devastating plague. Unfortunately, it also kicked in the ImmortalProcreationClause. Among the survivors, no one can ever have children. Instead, they build clockwork automatons to "play" and entertain them. When the protagonists (a man and a teenage girl) end up in that world, the scientist who created the original drug kidnaps them and plans to set up PeopleFarms to repopulate his world... or at least provide few new faces around.






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** As do all amoebae, who do not die from age but essentially stop existing as the same individual when they divide to reproduce.

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** * As do all amoebae, who do not die from age but essentially stop existing as the same individual when they divide to reproduce.
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22nd Jan '18 11:25:16 AM Willbyr
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11th Jan '18 9:29:12 PM Willbyr
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Their source of immortality may be a large or mass-produced ImmortalityInducer. If their immortality involves ImmortalityImmorality it may overlap with TownWithADarkSecret. There's also the question of [[{{Immortality}} what type of immortality]] the civilization has; a society whose members can [[ResurrectiveImmortality respawn quickly after death]] will be different from one whose members [[TheAgeless never die from old age]] and both will be different from one whose members [[CompleteImmortality never die period.]] Regardless, ImmortalProcreationClause is likely to be in effect and [[ImmortalityBisexuality little attention will be paid to the traditional gender roles]].

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Their source of immortality may be a large or mass-produced ImmortalityInducer. If their immortality involves ImmortalityImmorality it may overlap with TownWithADarkSecret. There's also the question of [[{{Immortality}} what type of immortality]] {{Immortality}} the civilization has; a society whose members can [[ResurrectiveImmortality respawn quickly after death]] will be different from one whose members [[TheAgeless never die from old age]] and both will be different from one whose members [[CompleteImmortality never die period.]] die, period]]. Regardless, ImmortalProcreationClause is likely to be in effect and [[ImmortalityBisexuality little attention will be paid to the traditional gender roles]].






10th Dec '17 10:28:44 AM nombretomado
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12th Oct '17 12:49:46 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has the Lunarians, a race of people who live on the Moon. They all seem to be unaging and distance themselves from any form of life or death as they consider such concepts "impure", remaining eternally unchanging. They're very reclusive as a result and usually hostile to outsiders. Funnily enough, they exiled Princess Kaguya for drinking an elixir that made her truly immortal, as they consider CompleteImmortality to be "impure" as well.
23rd Sep '17 12:54:07 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* This is the goal of "The Great Plan" in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fanfic, ''Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt''. The plan is to, basically, cure old age by turning anyone and everyone they can into immortal alicorns, and also find a way to grant immortality to those who can't be "alicornified".

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* This is the goal of "The Great Plan" in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fanfic, ''Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt''. The plan is to, basically, cure old age by turning anyone and everyone they can into immortal alicorns, and also find a way to grant immortality to those who can't be "alicornified". Problems that could come with this are addressed in early chapters. In the case of overpopulation, they'll start colonizing other planets (traveling to the moon was possible a thousand years pre-series so this is also possible).
23rd Sep '17 12:49:26 PM ChaoticNovelist
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8th Jul '17 4:24:08 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/Stellaris'' empires which complete the path to synthetic ascention turn into this, as its citizens upload their mind into robots that never die of old age, though they can still be destroyed. This aplies in a smaller scale to synthetic colonies as well. Since robots can't procreate naturally, an artificial ImmortalProcreationClause is not needed. New citizens are instead build by the state.

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* In ''VideoGame/Stellaris'' ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' empires which complete the path to synthetic ascention turn into this, as its citizens upload their mind into robots that never die of old age, though they can still be destroyed. This aplies in a smaller scale to synthetic colonies as well. Since robots can't procreate naturally, an artificial ImmortalProcreationClause is not needed. New citizens are instead build by the state.
8th Jul '17 1:28:02 PM CactusFace
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' empires which complete the path to synthetic ascention turn into this, as its citizens upload their mind into robots that never die of old age, though they can still be destroyed. This aplies in a smaller scale to synthetic colonies as well. Since robots can't procreate naturally, an artificial ImmortalProcreationClause is not needed. New citizens are instead build by the state.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' ''VideoGame/Stellaris'' empires which complete the path to synthetic ascention turn into this, as its citizens upload their mind into robots that never die of old age, though they can still be destroyed. This aplies in a smaller scale to synthetic colonies as well. Since robots can't procreate naturally, an artificial ImmortalProcreationClause is not needed. New citizens are instead build by the state.
8th Jul '17 1:23:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''VideoGame/Stellaris'' empires which complete the path to synthetic ascention turn into this, as its citizens upload their mind into robots that never die of old age, though they can still be destroyed. This aplies in a smaller scale to synthetic colonies as well. Since robots can't procreate naturally, an artificial ImmortalProcreationClause is not needed. New citizens are instead build by the state.

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* In ''VideoGame/Stellaris'' ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' empires which complete the path to synthetic ascention turn into this, as its citizens upload their mind into robots that never die of old age, though they can still be destroyed. This aplies in a smaller scale to synthetic colonies as well. Since robots can't procreate naturally, an artificial ImmortalProcreationClause is not needed. New citizens are instead build by the state.
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