History Main / TimeAbyss

9th Feb '16 4:40:24 PM IAmNotCreativeEnough
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Removed the entry on the Tailed Beasts and the Toads from Naruto, none of which reach 5000 years old.
* From ''{{Naruto}}'' we have the Biju. [[spoiler: They were formed in the last days of Hagoromo Otutsuki's, the Rikudo Sennin's life. They are likely several ''thousand'' years old by the time of the Warring States period ''alone''.]] ** [[spoiler: Not only that, Hagoromo achieved a form of immortality when he 'died'. His chakra remained a sentient force and he could see through the lifetimes of his sons' chakra transmigrations for ''thousands'' of years until he met with Naruto and Sasuke and gave them half his power to fight Madara and later his mother, the even older Kaguya Otutsuki.]] ** And the toads of Myobokuzan are incredibly long lived. Fukasaku and Shima are ''eight hundred years old'' by the time Naruto meets them, and the Great Toad Sage is even older ([[spoiler:Originally revealed to be just one thousand years old, he's later retconned to be several thousand, given he lived at the time of Hagoromo and gave him the prophecy about Naruto]].)
8th Feb '16 8:09:01 AM TrulyDeceptive
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** [[CardcarryingVillain Hazama]]/[[OurGhostsAreDifferent Yuuki Terumi]], the BigBad {{Troll}}, who has [[spoiler:lived though ''even more'' time loops than Rachel]]. It's even heavily implied that the Time Abyss he's been put through is the reason behind his [[AxCrazy batshit]] [[LaughingMad insane]] [[OmnicidalManiac behavior]]; after the millionth or so loop he just couldn't take it anymore, snapped, and set out to put an end to the loops, once and for all.
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** [[CardcarryingVillain [[CardCarryingVillain Hazama]]/[[OurGhostsAreDifferent Yuuki Terumi]], the BigBad {{Troll}}, who has [[spoiler:lived though ''even more'' time loops than Rachel]]. It's even heavily implied that the Time Abyss he's been put through is the reason behind his [[AxCrazy batshit]] [[LaughingMad insane]] [[OmnicidalManiac behavior]]; after the millionth or so loop he just couldn't take it anymore, snapped, and set out to put an end to the loops, once and for all.
2nd Feb '16 5:51:37 PM PhoenixFalcon
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** The [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turritopsis_dohrnii immortal jellyfish]] is another example, using a kind of reverse aging. Hydras have a similar mechanism.
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** The [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turritopsis_dohrnii immortal jellyfish]] is another example, using a kind of reverse aging. Hydras have a similar mechanism.
26th Jan '16 9:42:16 PM dracogeorge
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** Actually, it was moved to three minutes to midnight in 2015, where it stands as of January 2016. And it was 6 minutes in 2010, a move back after it was set to 5 in 2007. And they (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists) have stated that various other factors (including climate change) are included in where the minute hand stands.
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** Actually, it was moved to three minutes to midnight in 2015, where it stands as of January 2016. And it was 6 minutes in 2010, a move back after it was set to 5 in 2007. And they (Bulletin they(the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists) have stated that various other factors (including factors(including climate change) are included in where the minute hand stands.stands. Though (with the exception of 2010) it has been [[OhCrap dropping since 1995]] (when it was changed from being 17 minutes to 14 minutes).
26th Jan '16 9:38:29 PM dracogeorge
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**Actually, it was moved to three minutes to midnight in 2015, where it stands as of January 2016. And it was 6 minutes in 2010, a move back after it was set to 5 in 2007. And they (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists) have stated that various other factors (including climate change) are included in where the minute hand stands.
22nd Jan '16 6:05:09 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': ** the Concepts (of which Celestia, Luna, and Discord are included) are this if they didn't [[DeityOfHumanOrigin used to be a pony]]. Celestia reveals at one point she was present for the ''Big Bang'', meaning she's at least 13 billion years old and she's one of the ''younger'' Concepts. The [[TopGod Elders]] are even older, predating ''time itself''. ** Tirek and the Moochick are about both so old [[spoiler:they predate ponies as a sapient species.]]
14th Jan '16 11:06:46 PM NoxSky12599
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** [[spoiler: Fei and Elly themselves have been [[ReincarnationRomance continuously reincarnated]] since the crash 10,000 years ago. Late in the game, Fei finally regains all the memories from his previous lives.]]
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** Emperor Cain and the Gazel Ministry [[spoiler: were the first humans created after the crash 10,000 years ago. Cain still has his body, but the Ministry [[BrainUploading uploaded their minds into a computer]] centuries ago.]] ** [[spoiler: Fei and Elly themselves have been [[ReincarnationRomance continuously reincarnated]] since the crash 10,000 years ago.crash. Late in the game, Fei finally regains all the memories from his previous lives.]]
14th Jan '16 10:57:14 PM NoxSky12599
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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' ** Deus is a superweapon that crashed on the planet the game takes place on 10,000 years ago. It's been trying to repair itself ever since, [[spoiler: and created the people of the world to serve as spare parts.]] ** Miang serves as Deus' physical avatar, and has been manipulating every civilization since the beginning to serve Deus' needs, although she survives through {{BodySurf}}ing. ** [[spoiler: Fei and Elly themselves have been [[ReincarnationRomance continuously reincarnated]] since the crash 10,000 years ago. Late in the game, Fei finally regains all the memories from his previous lives.]] ** And topping all of them is [[spoiler: the Wave-Form Existence. It created the universe. BY ACCIDENT.]]

** Tui and La, the Moon and Ocean spirits, [[spoiler:crossed to the mortal realm]] "very near the beginning" according to [[CreepyAwesome Koh]], who is himself an example as he's the only spirit old enough to remember it.
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** Tui and La, the Moon and Ocean spirits, [[spoiler:crossed to the mortal realm]] "very near the beginning" according to [[CreepyAwesome Koh]], who is himself an example as he's the only spirit old enough to remember it. The canon comic series has the Gaang meet Koh's mother, the spirit who first gave humans the concept of ''identity''.
12th Jan '16 7:41:17 PM merotoker
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** For an idea, in the ''TransformersGeneration1'' cartoon, Optimus and Megatron had been battling each other for millions of years before arriving to Earth. There's also how Shockwave didn't change much during the four million years the Autobots and the Decepticons in the Ark were in stasis (well, except for being minus one hand).
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** For an idea, in the ''TransformersGeneration1'' ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' cartoon, Optimus and Megatron had been battling each other for millions of years before arriving to Earth. There's also how Shockwave didn't change much during the four million years the Autobots and the Decepticons in the Ark were in stasis (well, except for being minus one hand).

** Kup and Alpha Trion from TransformersGeneration1; Alpha Trion was around when the Quintessons were driven from Cybertron -- about twelve million years ago. Kup could be anywhere from just as old to maybe "only" ten million years old; he's certainly older than Optimus Prime, who is at least nine million years old. Alpha Trion, in other media, was ret-conned into being one of the Thirteen, although this [[ContinuitySnarl isn't easy to reconcile]].
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** Kup and Alpha Trion from TransformersGeneration1; ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1''; Alpha Trion was around when the Quintessons were driven from Cybertron -- about twelve million years ago. Kup could be anywhere from just as old to maybe "only" ten million years old; he's certainly older than Optimus Prime, who is at least nine million years old. Alpha Trion, in other media, was ret-conned into being one of the Thirteen, although this [[ContinuitySnarl isn't easy to reconcile]].


* The Choushin from ''TenchiMuyo''. For an uncounted period of time they searched for a being greater than themselves. It's unknown how long they existed like that, assuming time even applies to that state, but they eventually created ''the entire multiverse of space and time'' and have been around ever since. And if that doesn't mean anything to you, then one of them created a physical body to exist in which she is still alive and kicking over twenty thousand years later.
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* The Choushin from ''TenchiMuyo''.''Anime/TenchiMuyo''. For an uncounted period of time they searched for a being greater than themselves. It's unknown how long they existed like that, assuming time even applies to that state, but they eventually created ''the entire multiverse of space and time'' and have been around ever since. And if that doesn't mean anything to you, then one of them created a physical body to exist in which she is still alive and kicking over twenty thousand years later.

** And the toads of Myobokuzan are incredibly long lived. Fukasaku and Shima are ''eight hundred years old'' by the time Naruto meets them, and the Great Toad Sage is even older ([[spoiler:Originally revealed to be just one thousand years old, he's later retconned to be several thousand, given he lived at the time of Hagoromo and gave him the prophecy about Naruto.]])
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** And the toads of Myobokuzan are incredibly long lived. Fukasaku and Shima are ''eight hundred years old'' by the time Naruto meets them, and the Great Toad Sage is even older ([[spoiler:Originally revealed to be just one thousand years old, he's later retconned to be several thousand, given he lived at the time of Hagoromo and gave him the prophecy about Naruto.]])Naruto]].)

** ''Comicbook/TheSandmanOverture'' introduces beings even older than The Endless: [[spoiler:their parents Time (Chronos) and Night (Nyx).]] * [[MultipleChoicePast Depending on his identity,]] the Time Trapper is this. One possible past is [[spoiler:Superboy Prime.]] All the incarnations show the Time Trapper was born at least during the 30th-31st century, but survived to operate ''at the end of time itself''
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** ''Comicbook/TheSandmanOverture'' introduces beings even older than The Endless: [[spoiler:their parents Time (Chronos) and Night (Nyx).]] (Nyx)]]. * [[MultipleChoicePast Depending on his identity,]] the Time Trapper is this. One possible past is [[spoiler:Superboy Prime.]] Prime]]. All the incarnations show the Time Trapper was born at least during the 30th-31st century, but survived to operate ''at the end of time itself''

* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', [[{{Omnipotence}} the]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Invisibles]], creations and servants of [[CosmicEntities the Fates]] themselves, are stated to have existed for a millenium.
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* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', [[{{Omnipotence}} the]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Invisibles]], creations and servants of [[CosmicEntities the Fates]] themselves, are stated to have existed for a millenium.millennium.

* The creature that possesses the body of Grant Grant in Film/{{Slither}} claims to have been around for a billion years, which is likely considering that it travels from planet to planet via meteorite, a mode of transportation that takes tens of millions of years at minimum.
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* The creature that possesses the body of Grant Grant in Film/{{Slither}} ''Film/{{Slither}}'' claims to have been around for a billion years, which is likely considering that it travels from planet to planet via meteorite, a mode of transportation that takes tens of millions of years at minimum.

* Godzilla is suggested in the ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' prequel comic to have survived the Permian Extinction and shifted between dormancy and active hunting across two hundred fifty million years, appearing at various points throughout human history. ** The [=MUTO=]s eggs laid dormant in a massive skeleton for millions of years.
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* Godzilla is suggested in the ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' prequel comic to have survived the Permian Extinction and shifted between dormancy and active hunting across two hundred fifty million years, appearing at various points throughout human history. ** history. The [=MUTO=]s eggs laid dormant in a massive skeleton for millions of years.

* In the WesternAnimation/{{Minions}} movie, it's hinted that at least ''some'' of the titular creatures may be the same ones that emerged from the ocean during the Cretaceous, and that they may even have existed since the dawn of life as single-celled organisms.
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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Minions}} movie, ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'', it's hinted that at least ''some'' of the titular creatures may be the same ones that emerged from the ocean during the Cretaceous, and that they may even have existed since the dawn of life as single-celled organisms.

* [[TricksterArchetype Robin Goodfellow]] in Rob Thurman's ''Literature/CalLeandros'' series casually mentions his encounters with famous historical and mythological figures, from Freud to Bacchus. He also mentions being around since before humans came out of the caves. Although he never comes out and says it, it is surmised that he is hundreds of thousands of years old.
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* [[TricksterArchetype [[TheTrickster Robin Goodfellow]] in Rob Thurman's ''Literature/CalLeandros'' series casually mentions his encounters with famous historical and mythological figures, from Freud to Bacchus. He also mentions being around since before humans came out of the caves. Although he never comes out and says it, it is surmised that he is hundreds of thousands of years old.

* Several beings and even races in Andrey Livadny's ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' have lost count at several ''billion'' years old. While this may put them in the {{Precursor}} category, they are ''still around''. One novel in particular deals with an {{Energy Being|s}} living in the magnetic fields of a gas giant that members of a LostColony call God. A scientist contacts the being and finds out that it is the oldest being in the galaxy and, possibly, the universe. The mindless Forerunners that were originally thought to be the oldest lifeforms in the universe were, in fact, this being's creations meant to carry it from its dying homeworld to other gas giants. The Forerunners also had rudimentary DNA, and many of them ended up dying on planets... starting biological life. So, yes, this being ''is'' God in this sense. Others, while younger, include the Evolgs, a race of EnergyBeings, and the Emulotti, HumanAliens whom the Evolgs helped [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence become like them]] to escape a race of AbusivePrecursors known as the Shvergs. All this happened billions of years ago, and still-functional Emulotti/Evolg machinery has been found. This kinda puts the other, better known races, who have been around ''only'' three million years ago, into the category of "just happened."
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* Several beings and even races in Andrey Livadny's ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' have lost count at several ''billion'' years old. While this may put them in the {{Precursor}} {{Precursor|s}} category, they are ''still around''. One novel in particular deals with an {{Energy Being|s}} living in the magnetic fields of a gas giant that members of a LostColony call God. A scientist contacts the being and finds out that it is the oldest being in the galaxy and, possibly, the universe. The mindless Forerunners that were originally thought to be the oldest lifeforms in the universe were, in fact, this being's creations meant to carry it from its dying homeworld to other gas giants. The Forerunners also had rudimentary DNA, and many of them ended up dying on planets... starting biological life. So, yes, this being ''is'' God in this sense. Others, while younger, include the Evolgs, a race of EnergyBeings, and the Emulotti, HumanAliens whom the Evolgs helped [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence become like them]] to escape a race of AbusivePrecursors known as the Shvergs. All this happened billions of years ago, and still-functional Emulotti/Evolg machinery has been found. This kinda puts the other, better known races, who have been around ''only'' three million years ago, into the category of "just happened."

** Speaking of ''Literature/TheLastQuestion'', [[spoiler: the AC. It has the memories of the first big AC on Earth. The story ends some unspecified (but extremely long) time after the ''heat death of the universe''.]]
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** Speaking of ''Literature/TheLastQuestion'', [[spoiler: the AC. It has the memories of the first big AC on Earth. The story ends some unspecified (but extremely long) time after the ''heat death of the universe''.]]universe'']].

* In ''[[Creator/DrSeuss The Lorax]]'', the titular creature is as old as time itself.
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* In ''[[Creator/DrSeuss The Lorax]]'', ''Literature/TheLorax'', the titular creature is as old as time itself.

** [[BiggerBad The Black Thing]] is probably almost as old as time.
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** [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain The Black Thing]] is probably almost as old as time.

* ''NeedfulThings'': [[spoiler:Leeland Gaunt]] has been roaming the Earth for ages, playing his sick mind games with people all throughout history.
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* ''NeedfulThings'': ''Literature/NeedfulThings'': [[spoiler:Leeland Gaunt]] has been roaming the Earth for ages, playing his sick mind games with people all throughout history.

* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' both liked to jokingly identify [[AcceptableInevitableTargets John McCain]] as an unbelievably ancient entity -- someone who has walked with Jesus, done cave paintings, and crawled out of the primordial seas. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d with the joke that "The only thing older than jokes about John [=McCain's=] age is... ''John [=McCain=]''. " ** And yet, according to his wife Cindy [=McCain=] (via an Onion video) "He's not nearly so old as the Ancient Ones. His outer shell has not even yet calcified."
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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' both liked to jokingly identify [[AcceptableInevitableTargets John McCain]] as an unbelievably ancient entity -- someone who has walked with Jesus, done cave paintings, and crawled out of the primordial seas. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d with the joke that "The only thing older than jokes about John [=McCain's=] age is... ''John [=McCain=]''. " ** " And yet, according to his wife Cindy [=McCain=] (via an Onion video) "He's not nearly so old as the Ancient Ones. His outer shell has not even yet calcified."

** The Q Continuum are a race of bodiless EnergyBeing creatures that evolved from a mortal race that existed shortly after the formation of the universe; some of the oldest members of the Q race are noted to be upwards of 10 billion years old or more. The principal Q with the most screen time in the series (portrayed by John De Lancie) that has a rivalry with Captain Picard, notes offhand that he had a romance with another Q that has been "on again and off again" for 5 billion years; making him at least that old, if not not more so[[note]]though that particular Q is a ''notoriously'' UnreliableNarrator[[/note]].
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** The Q Continuum are a race of bodiless EnergyBeing {{Energy Being|s}} creatures that evolved from a mortal race that existed shortly after the formation of the universe; some of the oldest members of the Q race are noted to be upwards of 10 billion years old or more. The principal Q with the most screen time in the series (portrayed by John De Lancie) that has a rivalry with Captain Picard, notes offhand that he had a romance with another Q that has been "on again and off again" for 5 billion years; making him at least that old, if not not more so[[note]]though that particular Q is a ''notoriously'' UnreliableNarrator[[/note]].

* Nicholas Parsons is claimed to be as old as all time by both panelists on ''Radio/JustAMinute'' and other [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 programmes. On ''Radio/TheUnbelievableTruth'', someone claimed that there could be a parrot that was older than him, to which DavidMitchell replied "Nicholas Parsons has always...''been''."
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* Nicholas Parsons is claimed to be as old as all time by both panelists on ''Radio/JustAMinute'' and other [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 programmes. On ''Radio/TheUnbelievableTruth'', someone claimed that there could be a parrot that was older than him, to which DavidMitchell Creator/DavidMitchell replied "Nicholas Parsons has always...''been''."

** Although daemons don't really count because nobody knows how old they are, no Dwarf (Except maybe the Ancestor Gods [Grimnir for certain, possibly Grungni and Valaya] and The White Dwarf [Who lived more than a thousand years as Snorri Whitebeard, died, and has been popping up ever since) ever lived even close to 5,000 years, and among the Elves it's basically just Malekith, Morathi, Hellebore, and a few others among the Druchii who used dark sorcery to prolong their lives. Better examples would be some of the dragons, dragon ogres, and treemen-who are the only races that live that long; the first vampires (Who are only a little younger than Nagash); and almost all of the Tomb Kings, although they spend the majority of their time dormant.
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** Although daemons don't really count because nobody knows how old they are, no Dwarf (Except maybe the Ancestor Gods [Grimnir for certain, possibly Grungni and Valaya] and The White Dwarf [Who lived more than a thousand years as Snorri Whitebeard, died, and has been popping up ever since) since]) ever lived even close to 5,000 years, and among the Elves it's basically just Malekith, Morathi, Hellebore, and a few others among the Druchii who used dark sorcery to prolong their lives. Better examples would be some of the dragons, dragon ogres, and treemen-who are the only races that live that long; the first vampires (Who are only a little younger than Nagash); and almost all of the Tomb Kings, although they spend the majority of their time dormant.

* Draculaura, the GenkiGirl VegetarianVampire from ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'', reveals in her second diary that her "father" is not only not the Dracula we know,[[note]]The Stoker character was a con-man upstart vampire renting Draculaura's father's castle who decided to steal his identity and use it to terrorize mortals until he met some LaserGuidedKarma.[[/note]] but also was already an ancient vampire "[[TheRomanRepublic by the time togas were first becoming fashionable]]." Pretty eerie and ominous stuff for a doll line rated ages 6+.
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* Draculaura, the GenkiGirl VegetarianVampire from ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'', reveals in her second diary that her "father" is not only not the Dracula we know,[[note]]The Stoker character was a con-man upstart vampire renting Draculaura's father's castle who decided to steal his identity and use it to terrorize mortals until he met some LaserGuidedKarma.[[/note]] but also was already an ancient vampire "[[TheRomanRepublic "[[UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic by the time togas were first becoming fashionable]]." Pretty eerie and ominous stuff for a doll line rated ages 6+.

** The end of ''Mass Effect 3'' reveals [[spoiler:the Catalyst, an AI housed in the core of the Citadel. It was what masterminded the creation of the Reapers, so it at least as old as the oldest of them, probably more so.]]
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** The end of ''Mass Effect 3'' reveals [[spoiler:the Catalyst, an AI housed in the core of the Citadel. It was what masterminded the creation of the Reapers, so it at least as old as the oldest of them, probably more so.]]so]].

* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'''s PlayerCharacter The Nameless One would have become this if only he wasn't cursed to forget everything upon each death. He has been around for millennia but has only the scraps he can recover during the game to prove it. [[ScarsAreForever His scars are another story altogether.]] Incidentally, the person who ''gave'' him that immortality is still around. As is the BigBad, [[spoiler:The Nameless One's mortality, who cannot die while he does and ''does'' remember everything The Nameless One has ever forgotten.]]
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* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'''s PlayerCharacter The Nameless One would have become this if only he wasn't cursed to forget everything upon each death. He has been around for millennia but has only the scraps he can recover during the game to prove it. [[ScarsAreForever His scars are another story altogether.]] Incidentally, the person who ''gave'' him that immortality is still around. As is the BigBad, [[spoiler:The Nameless One's mortality, who cannot die while he does and ''does'' remember everything The Nameless One has ever forgotten.]]forgotten]].

* ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'' reveals that [[spoiler:Clockwerk, the BigBad of [[VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]] is ''much'' older than supposedly 3200 years old, having existed during the Ice Age.]]
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* ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'' reveals that [[spoiler:Clockwerk, the BigBad of [[VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]] is ''much'' older than supposedly 3200 years old, having existed during the Ice Age.]]Age]].

*** In ''Heart of the Swarm'' it turned out that [[spoiler: he is actually an ancient shapeshifter known as Narud who served Amon, the Overmind's creator. ''Legacy of the Void'' shows that he is a [[{{Precursors}} Xel'naga]], and thus older than the universe.]]
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*** In ''Heart of the Swarm'' it turned out that [[spoiler: he is actually an ancient shapeshifter known as Narud who served Amon, the Overmind's creator. ''Legacy of the Void'' shows that he is a [[{{Precursors}} Xel'naga]], and thus older than the universe.]]universe]].

** It is implied that chaos [[spoiler:was around during the birth of Christianity, and quite possibly even before that. Xenosaga is a bit over 5000 years into the future.]]
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** It is implied that chaos [[spoiler:was around during the birth of Christianity, and quite possibly even before that. Xenosaga is a bit over 5000 years into the future.]]future]].

* Strongly implied to be the case for Rosalina, from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. While she's explicitly at least [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld centuries old]], the ending to ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' has her reveal that [[spoiler: she's overseen the death and rebirth of the universe many times in the past, meaning she is likely at least tens of billions of years old]].
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* Strongly implied to be the case for Rosalina, from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' While she's explicitly at least [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld centuries old]], the ending to ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' has her reveal that [[spoiler: she's overseen the death and rebirth of the universe many times in the past, meaning she is likely at least tens of billions of years old]].

* [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] in ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', since he's been sent back to the beginning of time and forced to sit through the first 15 billion years of the universe's development ''[[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2255.html twice.]]''
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* [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}} in ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', since he's been sent back to the beginning of time and forced to sit through the first 15 billion years of the universe's development ''[[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2255.html twice.]]''

** One member of the race, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2007-07-14 while talking to a human]], notes that he's having some trouble understanding their perspective on mortality (in particular, celebrating the death of an enemy) because he is personally so old that just the 1% margin of error when converting his age between the two calenders is ''older than the humanity as a species''
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** One member of the race, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2007-07-14 while talking to a human]], notes that he's having some trouble understanding their perspective on mortality (in particular, celebrating the death of an enemy) because he is personally so old that just the 1% margin of error when converting his age between the two calenders calendars is ''older than the humanity as a species''

** Eina-Afa, or "Synthetic Wind," is the mind of a space station the size of a planet, with enough open air inside to house planets. After spending a few million years alone, she renamed herself T'kkkuts-Afa ("Broken Wind") and created storms in her otherwise paradisaical sky in order to create evolutionary pressure for intelligent life to develop. Yes, she's old (and lonely) enough that she was willing to wait for animals to achieve sentience just so she would have someone to talk to.
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** Eina-Afa, or "Synthetic Wind," is the mind of a space station the size of a planet, with enough open air inside to house planets. After spending a few million years alone, she renamed herself T'kkkuts-Afa ("Broken Wind") and created storms in her otherwise paradisaical paradisiacal sky in order to create evolutionary pressure for intelligent life to develop. Yes, she's old (and lonely) enough that she was willing to wait for animals to achieve sentience just so she would have someone to talk to.

** In the latest Tennyo story, we learn [[spoiler:the Star Stalker is eight billion years old and was constructed by one of the first civilizations in the universe.]]
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** In the latest Tennyo story, we learn [[spoiler:the Star Stalker is eight billion years old and was constructed by one of the first civilizations in the universe.]]universe]].

** The Avatar Spirit. It's the spirit of the Earth, after all, so it existed even before it started manifesting itself as Avatars. ''The Legend Of Korra'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Avatar Spirit is in fact a spirit of Light and Peace named Raava. Given she is Vaatu's (see below) counterpart, she's almost certainly just as old.]]
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** The Avatar Spirit. It's the spirit of the Earth, after all, so it existed even before it started manifesting itself as Avatars. ''The Legend Of Korra'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Avatar Spirit is in fact a spirit of Light and Peace named Raava. Given she is Vaatu's (see below) counterpart, she's almost certainly just as old.]]old]].

** [[spoiler:The Lion Turtle.]] It's AllThereInTheManual that he and his species are ''as old as the earth itself,'' and therefore, as old as the Avatar Spirit. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:he's the LastOfHisKind.]]
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** [[spoiler:The Lion Turtle.]] It's AllThereInTheManual that he and his species are ''as old as the earth itself,'' and therefore, as old as the Avatar Spirit. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:he's the LastOfHisKind.]]LastOfHisKind]].

* In a more tongue and cheek example the Chicago Cubs 2nd World Series title won in 1908 to give you some perspective on how long ago that was here is what happened between 1908 and 2015. 2 World Wars, a Depression and a Recession, the rise and fall of Communism in Russia and East Europe, Vietnam War, the birth and death of famed Cubs announcer Harry Carey, the career of Micheal Jordan, the construction of Wrigley Field (yes, they never even won a World Series in their current home at Wrigley), the beginning and end of the Curse of the Bambino, 9/11, and War on Terror. Another salt in the wound only a select few of elder Cubs fans have had a possible chance of witnessing the Cubs play in their last World Series game all the way back in 1945.
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* In a more tongue and cheek example the Chicago Cubs 2nd World Series title won in 1908 to give you some perspective on how long ago that was here is what happened between 1908 and 2015. 2 World Wars, a Depression and a Recession, the rise and fall of Communism in Russia and East Europe, Vietnam War, the birth and death of famed Cubs announcer Harry Carey, the career of Micheal Michael Jordan, the construction of Wrigley Field (yes, they never even won a World Series in their current home at Wrigley), the beginning and end of the Curse of the Bambino, 9/11, and War on Terror. Another salt in the wound only a select few of elder Cubs fans have had a possible chance of witnessing the Cubs play in their last World Series game all the way back in 1945.

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[[OurGodsAreGreater A god]] or major EldritchAbomination is often a time abyss, as are {{Precursors}} and Elves (depending on how [[OurElvesAreBetter much better the elves are]], many aren't old enough to follow this trope). These characters may decide that there's NothingLeftToDoButDie because WhoWantsToLiveForever. May even oscillate between LivingForeverIsAwesome and bored eternity.
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[[OurGodsAreGreater [[OurGodsAreDifferent A god]] or major EldritchAbomination is often a time abyss, as are {{Precursors}} and Elves (depending on how [[OurElvesAreBetter much better the elves are]], many aren't old enough to follow this trope). These characters may decide that there's NothingLeftToDoButDie because WhoWantsToLiveForever. May even oscillate between LivingForeverIsAwesome and bored eternity.
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