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2nd May '16 10:42:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', [[spoiler:Ikuko Hachijō]] is implied to be this and is a bit of an enigma in the series in that regard. In the epilogue, which takes place in the 2030s, she must be easily 70 years old but is every bit as youthful as when [[spoiler:she had found Battler/Tooya]], which was in ''1986''. [[spoiler:Ange]] even points it out, saying that "rather than being good with make-up, she had a mystique around her, as if she was an immortal who didn't age".

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* In ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VIsualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:Ikuko Hachijō]] is implied to be this and is a bit of an enigma in the series in that regard. In the epilogue, which takes place in the 2030s, she must be easily 70 years old but is every bit as youthful as when [[spoiler:she had found Battler/Tooya]], which was in ''1986''. [[spoiler:Ange]] even points it out, saying that "rather than being good with make-up, she had a mystique around her, as if she was an immortal who didn't age".
24th Apr '16 3:28:26 AM Derkhan
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* Conrad Nomikos from ''Literature/ThisImmortal'' has stopped aging [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty somewhere in his mid-20s]], most likely due to mustation caused by radioactivity, and keeps reinventing new identities for himself at somewhat regular intervals to hide that fact. His inner monologue implies that he can die from unnatural causes, but will live forever otherwise. [[spoiler:This comes in handily in the end when Tatram Yshtigo judges Conrad to be morally upright ''and'' long-lived enough to take control over all affairs concerning planet Earth.]]
18th Apr '16 9:36:24 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Dmitry Glukhovsky's ''The Future'', humanity has discovered the "aging vaccine" at some point during the 22nd century. By the 25th century, aging is a thing of the past, but population size is [[PopulationControl strictly controlled]]. Special soldiers are grown and trained for the purpose of maintaining the size of the population and combating terrorists and ideologists of the so-called Life Party.

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* In Dmitry Glukhovsky's (of the ''Literature/{{Metro 2033}}'' fame) ''The Future'', humanity has discovered the "aging vaccine" at some point during the 22nd century. By the 25th century, aging is a thing of the past, but population size is [[PopulationControl strictly controlled]]. Special soldiers are grown and trained for the purpose of maintaining the size of the population and combating terrorists and ideologists of the so-called Life Party.
18th Apr '16 9:34:56 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Dmitry Glukhovsky's ''The Future'', humanity has discovered the "aging vaccine" at some point during the 22nd century. By the 25th century, aging is a thing of the past, but population size is [[PopulationControl strictly controlled]]. Special soldiers are grown and trained for the purpose of maintaining the size of the population and combating terrorists and ideologists of the so-called Life Party.
5th Apr '16 3:36:14 AM coralina33
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** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':\\\
[[BigBad Sebastian Shaw]], whose energy-absorbing powers keep him young... somehow.\\\
Also Raven Darkholme to a point, who ages at a very slow rate due to the ability of her cells to alter their function, which makes more sense than Shaw's immortality in the framework of the established rules of the universe.\\\
Logan already being roughly 130 years old in 1962, and only appearing around thirty-five, when a young Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr attempt to recruit him in a bar. ''Forty years'' before he ends up actually joining the X-Men.

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** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':\\\
''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
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[[BigBad Sebastian Shaw]], whose energy-absorbing powers keep him young... somehow.\\\
somehow.
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Also Raven Darkholme to a point, who ages at a very slow rate due to the ability of her cells to alter their function, which makes more sense than Shaw's immortality in the framework of the established rules of the universe.\\\
universe.
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Logan already being roughly 130 years old in 1962, and only appearing around thirty-five, when a young Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr attempt to recruit him in a bar. ''Forty years'' before he ends up actually joining the X-Men.
3rd Apr '16 8:50:59 AM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', those who have become immortal via the Jennerit's Sustainment process do not age as well as gain an [[IdealIllnessImmunity immunity from natural illnesses]].
28th Mar '16 10:28:03 PM Henker
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* Myth/NorseMythology: The Æsir and Vanir are immortal in this way, so long as they continue to eat the Apples of Idun.

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* Myth/NorseMythology: The Æsir Aesir and Vanir are immortal in this way, so long as they continue to eat the Apples of Idun.
27th Mar '16 9:00:34 PM skidoo23
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* Downplayed in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' with Captain Jack Harkness. He initially thought he wouldn't age, but after a long time started to notice he was getting wrinkles and his hair was graying, so he was just ageing very slowly. As in "looks the same age after spending 2000 years buried alive" slowly.

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** In Series 9, two characters are transformed into ageless immortals: Ashildr, a 9th century Viking girl, and [[spoiler: Clara Oswald]], with the latter observing on screen that she no longer ages.
* Downplayed in both ''Doctor Who'' and ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' with Captain Jack Harkness. He initially thought he wouldn't age, but after a long time started to notice he was getting wrinkles and his hair was graying, so he was just ageing very slowly. As in "looks the same age after spending 2000 years buried alive" slowly. The ''Doctor Who'' episode "Last of the Time Lords" reveals that Jack is destined to [[spoiler: evolve over millions of years into a creature known as the Face of Boe, which is little more than a giant head]].
15th Mar '16 9:16:37 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/DamonKnight had a 1957 novella variously called ''Dio'' or ''The Dying Man''. In the far-off [[TheFuture Future]] humans have scientifically evolved themselves into immortality and separated into the classes of "players" (consumers), "students" who remember and preserve the past, and "planners" who create environments and technology to make Earth a paradise. Everyone can levitate, injuries regenerate. One of the most brilliant planners suddenly loses these abilities, subsequently discovering he's going to age normally and die. His creative work reflects his experiences, and his player girlfriend has to get serious in order to understand what's happening.

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* Creator/DamonKnight had a 1957 novella variously called ''Dio'' or ''The ''[[https://books.google.com/books?id=nZl0CwAAQBAJ&lpg=PT8&dq=Damon%20Knight%20The%20Dying%20Man&pg=PT9#v=snippet&q=noon&f=false The Dying Man''. Man]]''. In the far-off [[TheFuture Future]] humans have scientifically evolved genetically engineered themselves into immortality and separated into the classes of "players" (consumers), "students" who remember and preserve the past, and "planners" who create environments and technology to make Earth a paradise. Everyone can levitate, injuries regenerate. One of the most brilliant planners suddenly loses these abilities, subsequently discovering he's going to age normally and die. His creative work reflects his experiences, and his player girlfriend has to get serious in order to understand what's happening.
14th Mar '16 11:39:20 PM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/DamonKnight had a 1957 novella variously called ''Dio'' or ''The Dying Man''. In the far-off [[TheFuture Future]] humans have scientifically evolved themselves into immortality and separated into the classes of "players" (consumers), "students" who remember and preserve the past, and "planners" who create environments and technology to make Earth a paradise. Everyone can levitate, injuries regenerate. One of the most brilliant planners suddenly loses these abilities, subsequently discovering he's going to age normally and die. His creative work reflects his experiences, and his player girlfriend has to get serious in order to understand what's happening.
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