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27th Mar '17 12:08:18 AM RustyBill
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* In John Maddox Roberts' science fiction novel ''Space Angel'', the crew of the eponymous starship encounter a being that lost a battle with another of it's kind and wrapped itself in rock to hibernate and regenerate. By the time the ''Space Angel's'' crew find it, that rock had evolved into an Earth-like planet, complete with a fully-functioning ecosystem. Although never explicitly stated, it is implied that the being had existed since very near the beginning of the universe.
26th Mar '17 10:51:15 PM SilentStranger
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* The setting of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' qualifies, simply because they ''dont know how old their civilization is''. Oh, they have time travel technology, and they have fixed dates for historical events at around our present and beyond - they just dont know what date it is RIGHT NOW. At some point, the ridiculously advanced society simply lost track of what date it was, they currently tell time by counting the amount of years from the historical events of their own history.



** In ''At the Mountains of Madness'', the city of the Elder Things had been continuously inhabited since the Earth was young, for billions of years.

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** In ''At the Mountains of Madness'', the city of the Elder Things had been continuously inhabited since the Earth was young, for billions of years. The same applies for [[spoiler: whatever it is that lies beyond the titilar mountains]]
15th Mar '17 1:06:48 PM MasterFuzzy
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** Of course, that means that he's ''only'' 100,000+ years old.
7th Mar '17 4:23:19 PM Elfkaiser
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* Although the last remaining bud of the planet-wide fungus Mikollopria that fights as a ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' was spawned in 19,209 C.R., Miko's HiveMind consciousness first gained sentience over a million years before. They are thus in a sense the oldest living being in the entire Battleborn universe having even been sentient during the time of the ancient precursor Aztanti civilization.
20th Feb '17 7:38:30 AM Theriocephalus
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** Almost all Eldar live to be at least a thousand years old or so, and some live well over ten thousand (such as Eldrad, who was already a powerful psyker back in the early years of the Imperium), while the Phoenix Lords were around long enough to found ancient schools of war. Dark Eldar meanwhile are made of ImmortalityImmorality, and on average are even older than most Eldar. Their ''de facto'' ruler, Asdrubael Vect, is old enough to have seen the Fall of the Eldar and to remember a time before the Chaos God Slaanesh existed, making him the oldest unambiguously living thing in the setting, Necrons and the near-dead God-Emperor aside. [[UnreliableNarrator Or so he claims, at any rate]].

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** Almost all Eldar live to be at least a thousand years old or so, and some live well over ten thousand (such as Eldrad, who was already a powerful psyker back in the early years of the Imperium), while the Phoenix Lords were around long enough to found ancient schools of war. Dark Eldar meanwhile are made of ImmortalityImmorality, and on average are even older than most Eldar. Their ''de facto'' ruler, Asdrubael Vect, is old enough to have seen the Fall of the Eldar and to remember a time before the Chaos God Slaanesh existed, making him the oldest unambiguously unambiguously, continuously living thing in the setting, Necrons and the near-dead God-Emperor aside. [[UnreliableNarrator Or so he claims, at any rate]].
20th Feb '17 7:35:38 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''
** Almost all Eldar live to be at least a thousand years old or so, and some live well over ten thousand (such as Eldrad, who was already a powerful psyker back in the early years of the Imperium), while the Phoenix Lords were around long enough to found ancient schools of war. Dark Eldar meanwhile are made of ImmortalityImmorality, and on average are even older than most Eldar.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''
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** Almost all Eldar live to be at least a thousand years old or so, and some live well over ten thousand (such as Eldrad, who was already a powerful psyker back in the early years of the Imperium), while the Phoenix Lords were around long enough to found ancient schools of war. Dark Eldar meanwhile are made of ImmortalityImmorality, and on average are even older than most Eldar. Their ''de facto'' ruler, Asdrubael Vect, is old enough to have seen the Fall of the Eldar and to remember a time before the Chaos God Slaanesh existed, making him the oldest unambiguously living thing in the setting, Necrons and the near-dead God-Emperor aside. [[UnreliableNarrator Or so he claims, at any rate]].
10th Feb '17 8:41:18 PM SSJMagus
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** Majin Buu, the BigBad of the Buu saga(and Babidi's DragonInChief/[[spoiler:[[TheStarscream killer]] ]]) came into being five million years ago. [[spoiler:Or rather, that's what people believe. Buu has actually existed since time immemorial.]]

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** Majin Buu, the BigBad of the Buu saga(and Babidi's DragonInChief/[[spoiler:[[TheStarscream killer]] ]]) came into being five million years ago. [[spoiler:Or rather, that's what people believe. Buu has actually existed since time immemorial. While Bibidi (Babidi's father) ''thought'' he had created Buu, he actually only summoned him.]]
3rd Feb '17 4:45:19 PM Xtifr
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* Charles Sheffield's ''Tomorrow and Tomorrow'' is about a man who has his wife [[HumanPopsicle cryogenically frozen]] to search for a cure to a nonspecific brain malady. He himself is frozen, after reading up on contemporary music to provide research as a reason to thaw him out. No matter how far into the future he goes, however, his wife's illness is never cured. Eventually most of humanity [[{{Transhuman}} transcends its former species]] and leaves him in the dust. His body eventually falls apart from all the freezing and thawing and his brain [[BrainUploading gets uploaded into a computer.]] Eons pass, he gets cloned a few billion times, merges with the clones, becomes a god, and restores his wife on his own. The end.

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* Charles Sheffield's Creator/CharlesSheffield's ''Tomorrow and Tomorrow'' is about a man who has his wife [[HumanPopsicle cryogenically frozen]] to search for a cure to a nonspecific brain malady. He himself is frozen, after reading up on contemporary music to provide research as a reason to thaw him out. No matter how far into the future he goes, however, his wife's illness is never cured. Eventually most of humanity [[{{Transhuman}} transcends its former species]] and leaves him in the dust. His body eventually falls apart from all the freezing and thawing and his brain [[BrainUploading gets uploaded into a computer.]] Eons pass, he gets cloned a few billion times, merges with the clones, becomes a god, and restores his wife on his own. The end.
26th Jan '17 11:57:50 PM PaulA
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** R. Daneel Olivaw, AKA [[spoiler:Eto Demerzel]], AKA [[spoiler:Chetter Hummin]] is 22,000 years old at the end of [[spoiler:''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation And Earth]]'']]. Gaia, a [[GeniusLoci living planet]] is also very old, but younger than Daneel. Its exact age is unknown, but is estimated to be rougly 19,000 years.

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** R. Daneel Olivaw, AKA [[spoiler:Eto Demerzel]], AKA [[spoiler:Chetter Hummin]] is 22,000 years old at the end of [[spoiler:''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation And Earth]]'']].[[spoiler:''Literature/FoundationAndEarth'']]. Gaia, a [[GeniusLoci living planet]] is also very old, but younger than Daneel. Its exact age is unknown, but is estimated to be rougly 19,000 years.
11th Jan '17 3:45:09 PM SimiOfDoom
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** The Errant was around by the time ''Literature/TheKharkanasTrilogy'' prequel takes place and is still alive and kicking during the main series, making him older than many of the current gods of the setting and wittness to the rise and fall of entire civilizations.
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