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28th Jun '16 7:56:11 AM Gabriel94
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** Angels are no slouches either. Castiel (one of the less important angels) remembers when the first fish crawled its way onto land. One of his older brothers, the ArchangelMichael, told him not to step on it. "Big plans for that fish."

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** Angels are no slouches either. Castiel (one of the less important angels) remembers when the first fish crawled its way onto land. One of his older brothers, the ArchangelMichael, told him not to step on it. "Big plans for that fish."" Even more so for the Archangels, recently being revealed to predate the universe itself.
26th Jun '16 11:02:37 PM ZeroSD
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**The Demons qualify and then some. They travel from mortal host to mortal host, moving to others when individuals die, civilizations die, species die, universes die, and new ones arise. They are literally trillions of years old. They're so static that the ability to change- even to gain a lifespan- is considered a holy grail for many of them.
14th Jun '16 8:51:35 AM Arivne
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* Pretty much any book about astronomy that deals with the future of the Universe will feature a TimeAbyss. Such an example is ''Deep Time'', a book that follows the life of a proton from shortly after the Big Bang to the very far future when it disintegrates because of proton decay, going even much further away with a positron born in the latter event.



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* Pretty much any book about astronomy that deals with the future of the Universe will feature a TimeAbyss. Such an example is ''Deep Time'', a book that follows the life of a proton from shortly after the Big Bang to the very far future when it disintegrates because of proton decay, going even much further away with a positron born in the latter event.
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10th Jun '16 12:01:25 AM keybounce
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*** Consider what his age is after ''Hell Bent''; he took the [[TheSlowPath long way around]].
25th May '16 1:44:47 AM harharhar
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** Any of the living, active Paruns in Ravnica (A parun being the founder of any of the 10 guilds) counts, given that by the time of the first Ravnica block story, the guilds have been around for 10,000 years. Niv-Mizzet, the MadScientist dragon of Izzet, and Rakdos, the demon in charge of his namesake guild, are living examples, whereas the Obzedat of Orzhov are a somewhat complicated case for being a conglomerate of ghosts.
24th May '16 8:11:18 PM Nerrin
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* The term is used explicitly in the tenth ''Literature/BlackCompany'' book by Glen Cook, as Blade ponders the perspective of [[spoiler:the demon Shivetya, who is nearly as old as the plain of glittering stone between worlds and]] who may be as old as (or older than) the gods themselves. If the gods can be said to have properly existed.
23rd May '16 12:48:19 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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Contemplating such immense spans of time is like looking into an abyss, an inducement to vertigo, for they are more than we can grasp. Oh, we can talk about them easily enough, just more big numbers, but we can't intuit them. We all know what a second or a week feels like; a million years (or even ten thousand) is beyond all human experience. It is from this incomprehension that this trope draws its power, when done right, an evocation of incomprehensible age that appeals to our sense of wonder. Naturally, a Time Abyss must experience all the years they claim. It doesn't count if they [[TimeTravel skip over]] or [[HumanPopsicle sleep through them]]..

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Contemplating such immense spans of time is like looking into an abyss, an inducement to vertigo, for they are more than we can grasp. Oh, we can talk about them easily enough, just more big numbers, but [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale we can't intuit them.them]]. We all know what a second or a week feels like; a million years (or even ten thousand) is beyond all human experience. It is from this incomprehension that this trope draws its power, when done right, an evocation of incomprehensible age that appeals to our sense of wonder. Naturally, a Time Abyss must experience all the years they claim. It doesn't count if they [[TimeTravel skip over]] or [[HumanPopsicle sleep through them]]..
22nd May '16 12:50:36 AM Dontfollowmeman
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** Another target of this is Bruce Forsythe, whose age has been estimated by panellists on ''Mock the week'' and ''Series/{{QI}}'' ranging from a few thousand to several BILLION years.
12th May '16 4:07:44 PM TheShatterer
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* The [[EldritchAbomination Elder]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] from ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' are stated to awaken about every ten-thousand years, with heavy implications that this is not even the second or third time they've awakened, drastically changing how old the world is. And on a smaller note, the [[PhysicalGod human gods]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent titans]] may also qualify.
8th May '16 8:17:34 PM WanderingBrowser
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** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', immense temporal units get thrown around casually, emphasizing just how long it is that they can live. For some examples, Ratchet, whose general demeanor is is middle aged, is millions of years old. Meanwhile, in a third season episode flashing back to Prowl's joining of Optimus Prime's team, Prowl claims to have spent a ''million years'' in meditation before they disturbed him, and shortly afterwards, Optimus casually refers to 50 or 60 years as being "no time at all" before they can all head back to Cybertron.
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