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17th Jun '17 9:06:43 AM nombretomado
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* Akron, the final boss of ''EpicBattleFantasy 3'', muses on this in his BossBanter. He has lived for ''billions'' of years and no longer even remembers when or how he came into being. He remarks that he has been defeated, weakened, and imprisoned countless times, but ultimately, he endures while his enemies fall to the ravages of time.

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* Akron, the final boss of ''EpicBattleFantasy ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy 3'', muses on this in his BossBanter. He has lived for ''billions'' of years and no longer even remembers when or how he came into being. He remarks that he has been defeated, weakened, and imprisoned countless times, but ultimately, he endures while his enemies fall to the ravages of time.
15th Jun '17 7:04:59 PM IamTheCaligula
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** Yuuka Kazami is an implied example as well. She is stated to be one of the most powerful {{youkai}} in Gensoukyou by sheer virtue of being [[StrongerWithAge one of, if not its outright, oldest resident]]. In ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', several characters are confronted by the local judge of the dead who warns them about the sins that may end up getting them sent to hell once they die. Yuuka's sin is determined to be that she has lived too long... To put that warning into perspective; the only other people who are known to get on the CelestialBureaucracy's bad side for living too long are hermits who have eluded death for approximately ten times their original life expectancy (that's to say, they're pushing their thousands).

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** Yuuka Kazami is an implied example as well. She is stated to be one of the most powerful {{youkai}} in Gensoukyou by sheer virtue of being [[StrongerWithAge one of, if not its outright, outright oldest resident]]. In ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', several characters are confronted by the local judge of the dead who warns them about the sins that may end up getting them sent to hell once they die. Yuuka's sin is determined to be that she has lived too long... To put that warning into perspective; the only other people who are known to get on the CelestialBureaucracy's bad side for living too long are hermits who have eluded death for approximately ten times their original life expectancy (that's to say, they're pushing their thousands). Youkai, by contrast, are TheAgeless by nature, with a few of them having lived for well over a thousand years without getting into conflict with the Celestial Bureaucracy... No matter how old Yuuka is, she's not just "old", she's ''ancient.''
5th Jun '17 8:45:04 AM TheWanderer
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* The two main antagonists of ''ComicBook/RachelRising'' are UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}} (in the popular origin story that she was Adam's first wife before Eve was created) and a FallenAngel named Malus. So both of the bad guys have been around for as long as the human species has existed, or longer.
30th May '17 8:50:24 PM gadeel
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* Owing to the the fact that ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' is set 8,545 years after the end of ''VideoGame/NieR'', Devola, Popola and Emil qualify because they're around for the events of both games. [[spoiler:[[NotAsYouKnowThem Somewhat. Devola and Popola are not actually the same ones from the first game but they are of the same line. And Emil is a clone who nonetheless has been fighting the machine lifeforms for as long as he can remember]]]].

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* Owing to the the fact that ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' is set 8,545 years after the end of ''VideoGame/NieR'', Devola, Popola and Emil qualify because they're around for the events of both games. [[spoiler:[[NotAsYouKnowThem Somewhat. Somewhat]]. Devola and Popola are not actually the same ones from the first game but they are of the same line. line and were also overseeing Project Gestalt elsewhere. And Emil is a clone who nonetheless has been fighting the machine lifeforms for as long as he can remember]]]].remember]].
30th May '17 8:49:11 PM gadeel
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* Owing to the the fact that ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' is set 8,545 years after the end of ''VideoGame/NieR'', Devola, Popola and Emil qualify because they're around for the events of both games. [[spoiler:[[NotAsYouKnowThem Somewhat. Devola and Popola are not actually the same ones from the first game but they are of the same line. And Emil is a clone who nonetheless has been fighting the machine lifeforms for as long as he can remember]]]].
28th May '17 11:55:28 AM Twist
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*** While the Doctor did spend billions of years making it through his diamond wall in his own personal hell, He was basically just resetting a new version of himself after the last version died. The current Doctor we're seeing, the last of the billion-years cycle, isn't much older than he was before the events of Hell Bent.
20th May '17 2:00:58 PM zarpaulus
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** ''Brief Lives'' starts one chapter with a rough count of the number of humans and human-like beings on Earth who remember mammoths, Atlantis (the first one), dinosaurs, and were around before the Earth formed. Then it follows a 15,000-year old lawyer on his way to work, until he's crushed by a pile of falling bricks.
16th May '17 12:08:27 PM BeerBaron
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** The [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] as a race, but likely not the individual Dwemer themselves (though with [[RealityWarper their abilities]], it isn't out of the realm of possibility). It is said that, during the [[TimeOfMyths Dawn Era]] (an era before linear time existed while the mortal plane was still settling post-creation), they studied the "death of the Earth Bones", essentially the laws of nature and physics, to find ways to [[LoopholeAbuse manipulate them]].
14th May '17 3:00:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'':

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25th Apr '17 12:04:32 PM BeerBaron
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** The Daedra, thanks to their immortality. All of them [[spoiler:with the exceptions of the new Sheogorath (aka the Champion of Cyrodil from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''), who has "only" been around for a couple centuries, and possibly Malacath, who, according to myth, was an elven god that was mutated after being devoured by Boethiah]] have existed for ages past. Even the lesser Daedra have shades of this, which is why they don't particularly mind being "killed" (which just sends them back home to the Daedric realms to reform their bodies again) or sealed into weapons for a century or so. A century of waiting is nothing to a Daedroth.
** Akatosh, or Auri-El to the high elves, is said to be the first being to manifest out of the raw energy of the universe. During the Dawn Era, when the forces of the universe were still settling, time was distinctly non-linear as time had yet to be ''conceived of'' as a concept. The Dawn Era came to an end when he and the other pre-creation spirits settled into their roles, with Akatosh specifically creating linear time as a concept.
** The Elder Scrolls themselves, being a history of all time, even that which has yet to pass, written in a complex mind-searing form. Also, while each scroll is a definite object, any scroll that a sentient mind isn't keeping track of may or may not exist. This is why it was impossible to retain the scrolls after the Thieves' Guild may or may not have stolen one in ''Oblivion''.
** In ''Oblivion'''s add-on, ''The Shivering Isles'', you meet Dyus, keeper of all the knowledge Jyggalag's library held (which knew all the actions of all beings divine, mortal, and creature) prior to being being made immortal and imprisoned by Sheogorath when he destroyed the library. It's unknown how long he's been imprisoned, but given that [[spoiler:Sheogorath was Jyggalag before being cursed by the other Daedra]] it's probably a good bet it's been a few thousand years.
** Gelebor and Vyrthur from the ''Skyrim'' add-on ''Dawnguard'' are the last two original, uncorrupted Snow Elves from the time of the war between their race and the immigrant Atmorans (who, in time, would become the Nords). The reason for Gelebor's longevity is presumably a special blessing from Auri-El, and Vyrthur is a vampire, one of the first in Nirn that wasn't directly converted by Molag Bal.

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** The Daedra, thanks to their immortality. All of them [[spoiler:with the exceptions of et'Ada, pre-creation spirits, qualify. Depending on their actions during creation, they would come to be known as either Aedra ("our ancestors" in the new Sheogorath (aka old Aldmeris language) or the Champion of Cyrodil from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''), who has "only" been around for a couple centuries, and possibly Malacath, who, according to myth, was an elven god that was mutated after being devoured by Boethiah]] Daedra ("not our ancestors"). All have existed for ages past. Even the lesser Daedra have shades since before linear time was even conceived of this, which is why they don't particularly mind being "killed" (which just sends them back home to the Daedric realms to reform their bodies again) or sealed into weapons for as a century or so. A century of waiting is nothing to a Daedroth.
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concept. Of them, Akatosh, or Auri-El to the high elves, is [[TopGod Chief God]] of the "[[SaintlyChurch Nine Divines]]" pantheon, was said to be have been the first being to manifest out of the raw energy of the universe. During the Dawn Era, when the forces of the universe were still settling, time was distinctly non-linear as time had yet to be ''conceived of'' as a concept.Perhaps fittingly, he governs over ''time'' itself. The Dawn Era came to an end when he and the other pre-creation spirits settled into their roles, with Akatosh specifically creating linear time as a concept.
** The Hist are a race of ancient, [[WiseTree sentient]], possible {{omniscient}} trees native to the Black Marsh where they are worshiped by the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. They've existed since the Dawn Era, and are said to possess "unfathomable" knowledge from the time before Men or Mer.
** The eponymous [[TomeOfEldritchLore
Elder Scrolls Scrolls]] themselves, being referred to as "fragments of creation", are a history of all time, even that which has yet to pass, time - what was, what might be, what will be, what ''could have been'' - written in a complex complex, mind-searing form. Also, while each scroll Scroll is a definite object, any scroll that a sentient mind isn't keeping track of may or may not exist. This is why it was impossible to retain the scrolls after the Thieves' Guild may or may not have stolen one in ''Oblivion''.
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** In ''Oblivion'''s add-on, ''The Shivering Isles'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, you meet Dyus, keeper of all the knowledge Jyggalag's library held (which knew all the actions of all beings divine, mortal, and creature) prior to being being made immortal and imprisoned by Sheogorath [[MadGod Sheogorath]] when he destroyed the library. It's unknown how long he's been imprisoned, but given that [[spoiler:Sheogorath was ''was'' Jyggalag before being cursed by the other Daedra]] Daedra]], it's probably a good bet it's been a few thousand years.
** Gelebor and Vyrthur from the ''Skyrim'' add-on ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' DLC ''Dawnguard'' are the last two original, uncorrupted Snow Elves from the time of the war between their race and the immigrant Atmorans (who, in time, would become the Nords). The reason for Gelebor's longevity is presumably a special blessing from Auri-El, Auri-El (the Elven name for Akatosh), and Vyrthur is a vampire, one of the first in Nirn that wasn't directly converted by [[GodOfEvil Molag Bal.Bal]].
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