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12th Feb '18 2:20:55 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch, "A Bug's Short Life", the characters from ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' cannot get any sleep because the Mayflies themselves are partying, having sex, giving birth, going through a midlife crisis as husband and wife, and finally dying in the span of three hours. Just when they think they can finally get a moment's rest, [[HereWeGoAgain the eggs hatch and it starts all over again]].
12th Feb '18 11:50:09 AM Robert_the_Judicious
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Note though, this implies most animals don't die of old age in the wild, which includes humans, and should include aliens too. Humans in the 'wild', without advanced medicine or technology, tend to live 38 years, having very few predators apart from each other, but we don't drop dead from old age until 60-100, a figure that hasn't changed much in 50,000 years. The unusual bit is that even large mammals with almost as few predators as humans die of old age decades before humans, with the exception of some whales. Intelligent aliens should be similarly long-lived compared with their near relatives. If they've managed to slow down their aging process (through, say, genetic engineering), their natural lifespan could be long indeed, making this a [[JustifiedTrope justifiable trope.]]

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Note though, this implies most animals don't die of old age in the wild, which includes humans, and should include aliens too. Humans in the 'wild', without advanced medicine or technology, tend to live 38 36 years, having very few predators apart from each other, but we don't drop dead from old age until 60-100, a figure that hasn't changed much in 50,000 years. The unusual bit is that even large mammals with almost as few predators as humans die of old age decades before humans, with the exception of some whales. Intelligent aliens should be similarly long-lived compared with their near relatives. If they've managed to slow down their aging process (through, say, genetic engineering), their natural lifespan could be long indeed, making this a [[JustifiedTrope justifiable trope.]]
2nd Feb '18 12:53:47 PM Xtifr
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* Inverted with the [[TheKingdom Boron]] in the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' series. The encyclopedia packaged with the [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition X-Superbox]] says the average Boron's life expectancy is about 35 years, whereas the average human lives to be about 110. The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Split]] invert or avert depending on sex: males generally don't live more than 50 years, whereas their womenfolk usually top 80. Played straight with the [[ProudMerchantRace Teladi]], who average 250 years with the world record being 400 (they're technically TheAgeless, but tend to get tired of life around age 250).

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* Inverted with the [[TheKingdom [[TheGoodKingdom Boron]] in the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' series. The encyclopedia packaged with the [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition X-Superbox]] says the average Boron's life expectancy is about 35 years, whereas the average human lives to be about 110. The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Split]] invert or avert depending on sex: males generally don't live more than 50 years, whereas their womenfolk usually top 80. Played straight with the [[ProudMerchantRace Teladi]], who average 250 years with the world record being 400 (they're technically TheAgeless, but tend to get tired of life around age 250).
6th Jan '18 9:21:54 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': The Zora are stated to live for hundreds of years. One NPC in Zora's Domain recalls playing with Link when they were kids, but although Link has been in stasis for the past century and has an excuse to still have a youthful appearance, the Zora also looks like a young adult. In a sidequest, you can additionally hook up a human man and a Zora girl who are around the same age temporally--but the human is an adult while the Zora is still a child. (The uncomfortable implications of this scenario are fortunately never explored.)

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': The Zora are stated to live for hundreds of years. One NPC in Zora's Domain recalls playing with Link when they were kids, but although Link has been in stasis for the past century and has an excuse to still have a youthful appearance, the Zora also looks like a young adult. In a sidequest, you can additionally hook up a human man and a Zora girl who are around the same age temporally--but the human is an adult while the Zora is still a child. (The uncomfortable implications child (physically anyway: according to the Zora, they mature emotionally and mentally before they do physically, so there's a relatively brief window where they have the mind of this scenario are fortunately never explored.)an adult and the body of a child).
24th Nov '17 9:40:38 PM Discar
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* The ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' incarnations of the Zora are stated to live for hundreds of years. One NPC in Zora's Domain recalls playing with Link when they were kids, but although Link has been in stasis for the past century and has an excuse to still have a youthful appearance, the Zora also looks like a young adult. In a sidequest, you can additionally hook up a human man and a Zora girl who are around the same age temporally--but the human is an adult while the Zora is still a child. (The uncomfortable implications of this scenario are fortunately never explored.)

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': The ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' incarnations of the Zora are stated to live for hundreds of years. One NPC in Zora's Domain recalls playing with Link when they were kids, but although Link has been in stasis for the past century and has an excuse to still have a youthful appearance, the Zora also looks like a young adult. In a sidequest, you can additionally hook up a human man and a Zora girl who are around the same age temporally--but the human is an adult while the Zora is still a child. (The uncomfortable implications of this scenario are fortunately never explored.)
2nd Nov '17 3:18:48 PM Midna
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* Sadly subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', where Black Mages seem to have much shorter lifespans than regular humans.

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* Sadly subverted Subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', where Black Mages seem to have much shorter lifespans than regular humans.



* If ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'' isn't a prime example of this trope, then nothing is. The main character is an immortal who is doomed to outlive everyone he cares about: Wives, children, friends, everyone. The game milks it for all it's worth - almost all of the "Thousand Years of Dreams" content touches on some variation on the theme, and a good many of them are {{Tear Jerker}}s. Seriously, it starts crushing your soul at certain points.
** Sometimes, it is also played [[http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Q0iMl0jeY for fun]]: MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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* If ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'' isn't a prime example of this trope, then nothing is. The main character is an immortal who is doomed to outlive everyone he cares about: Wives, children, friends, everyone. The game milks it for all it's worth - almost all of the "Thousand Years of Dreams" content touches on some variation on the theme, and a good many of them are {{Tear Jerker}}s. Seriously, it starts crushing your soul at certain points.
** Sometimes, it is also played
mostly for drama, sometimes for laughs: [[http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Q0iMl0jeY for fun]]: MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAMAMAAAAAAAAAAAAA]]


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* The ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' incarnations of the Zora are stated to live for hundreds of years. One NPC in Zora's Domain recalls playing with Link when they were kids, but although Link has been in stasis for the past century and has an excuse to still have a youthful appearance, the Zora also looks like a young adult. In a sidequest, you can additionally hook up a human man and a Zora girl who are around the same age temporally--but the human is an adult while the Zora is still a child. (The uncomfortable implications of this scenario are fortunately never explored.)
10th Oct '17 8:56:11 PM CommanderVisor
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': it's heavily implied that Finn the Human and Jake the Dog were infants at the same time, Finn's [[RaisedByWolves canine adoptive parents]] died of old age leaving his older brother (now approaching middle age while Finn's barely an adolescent) to raise him. On the other hand, it's unclear just how rapidly Jake actually ages. Their dad Joshua did not die of natural causes [[spoiler:he was killed by a monster in a dungeon he built for his sons' training]]. Jake isn't exactly an ordinary dog either, [[spoiler:since he's the result of a shapeshifting alien creature implanting an egg in Joshua's head]].

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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': it's heavily implied that Finn the Human and Jake the Dog were infants at the same time, Finn's [[RaisedByWolves canine adoptive parents]] died of old age leaving his older brother (now approaching middle age while Finn's barely an adolescent) to raise him. On the other hand, it's unclear just how rapidly Jake actually ages. Their dad Joshua did not die of natural causes [[spoiler:he was killed by a monster in a dungeon he built for his sons' training]]. Jake isn't exactly an ordinary dog either, [[spoiler:since he's the result of a shapeshifting alien creature implanting an egg in Joshua's head]].
7th Oct '17 5:40:28 AM Yellow_Sunstreaker
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Note though, this implies most animals don't die of old age in the wild, which includes humans, and should include aliens too. Humans in the 'wild', without advanced medicine, tend to live 50-60 years, having very few predators apart from each other, but we don't drop dead from old age until 60-100, a figure that hasn't changed much in 50,000 years. The unusual bit is that even large mammals with almost as few predators as humans die of old age decades before humans, with the exception of some whales. Intelligent aliens should be similarly long-lived compared with their near relatives. If they've managed to slow down their aging process (through, say, genetic engineering), their natural lifespan could be long indeed, making this a [[JustifiedTrope justifiable trope.]]

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Note though, this implies most animals don't die of old age in the wild, which includes humans, and should include aliens too. Humans in the 'wild', without advanced medicine, medicine or technology, tend to live 50-60 38 years, having very few predators apart from each other, but we don't drop dead from old age until 60-100, a figure that hasn't changed much in 50,000 years. The unusual bit is that even large mammals with almost as few predators as humans die of old age decades before humans, with the exception of some whales. Intelligent aliens should be similarly long-lived compared with their near relatives. If they've managed to slow down their aging process (through, say, genetic engineering), their natural lifespan could be long indeed, making this a [[JustifiedTrope justifiable trope.]]
6th Oct '17 5:40:26 PM eroock
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-> ''"Every man is a spark in the darkness, by the time he is noticed he is gone forever. A retinal after-image that fades and is obscured by newer, brighter lights."''

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-> ''"Every man is a spark in the darkness, by the time he is noticed he is gone forever. \\
A retinal after-image that fades and is obscured by newer, brighter lights."''
25th Aug '17 6:09:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', Equestrian ponies can get hundreds of years old Princesses and Queens even thousands. This revelation catches the protagonist Estermann entirely off-guard.

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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', Equestrian ponies can get hundreds of years old Princesses and Queens even thousands. This revelation catches the protagonist Estermann entirely off-guard.
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