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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.
7th Jan '17 2:15:59 AM ading
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* This trope is part of why the DoomsdayClock is within minutes of midnight (the rest is implied to be [[AuthorTract the continued existence of nuclear warheads]]).
1st Jan '17 10:47:02 PM Geodude6
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* While 32-bit Unix systems [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem will run into serious trouble]] in the year 2038, users of 64-bit ones will not have to worry about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time#Notable_events_in_Unix_time that issue]] until the year 292,277,026,596[[note]]Assuming there's still around an Universe where to use that OS, that is[[/note]].

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* While 32-bit Unix systems [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem will run into serious trouble]] in the year 2038, users of 64-bit ones will not have to worry about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time#Notable_events_in_Unix_time that issue]] until the year 292,277,026,596[[note]]Assuming there's still around an a Universe where around to use that OS, OS in, that is[[/note]].
27th Dec '16 4:03:51 PM detachableface
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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe Göbekli Tepe]] is a pre-Neolithic religious complex in Turkey that dates from roughly 9600 BCE and was built by people who had not yet developed metal tools, pottery, the wheel, or agriculture. It is believed that the location's use as a religious centre goes even further back; all the way to 11,000 BCE.

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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe org/wiki/Gobekli_Tepe Göbekli Tepe]] is a pre-Neolithic religious complex in Turkey that dates from roughly 9600 BCE and was built by people who had not yet developed metal tools, pottery, the wheel, or agriculture. It is believed that the location's use as a religious centre goes even further back; all the way to 11,000 BCE.
27th Dec '16 4:01:47 PM detachableface
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe#The_complex Göbekli Tepe]] is a pre-Neolithic religious complex in Turkey that dates from roughly 9600 BCE and was built by people who had not yet developed metal tools, pottery, the wheel, or agriculture. It is believed that the location's use as a religious centre goes even further back; all the way to 11,000 BCE.

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** [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe#The_complex org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe Göbekli Tepe]] is a pre-Neolithic religious complex in Turkey that dates from roughly 9600 BCE and was built by people who had not yet developed metal tools, pottery, the wheel, or agriculture. It is believed that the location's use as a religious centre goes even further back; all the way to 11,000 BCE.
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