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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.
10th Jul '17 6:53:41 AM RedScharlach
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* In ''Literature/{{Noob}}'', an event drained the FictionalVideoGame's god's powers. They can apparently go back to their former level of power if they rest for long enough. Several millenia of recovery later, they are still basically at the same point at which they were right after the power-draining event. This could be partly explained by the fact that they had to use the power they managed to recover to take care of a couple of other emergencies, but these emergencies are several millenia old as well.

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* In ''Literature/{{Noob}}'', an event drained the FictionalVideoGame's god's powers. They can apparently go back to their former level of power if they rest for long enough. Several millenia millennia of recovery later, they are still basically at the same point at which they were at right after the power-draining event. This could be partly explained by the fact that they had to use the power they managed to recover to take care of a couple of other emergencies, but these emergencies are several millenia millennia old as well.



* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' plays this straight in the case of most of the crew: [[HumanAliens Sebaceans]] like Aeryn can live for up to 200 cycles- assuming they don't get killed first; Rygel has apparently lived for centuries, though he's only ever admitted to having spent 130 cycles in prison; at the start of the series, Zhaan is over 800 cycles old, D'Argo is 30 and considered a teenager by his species standards; Pilot's species can apparently live for over a millennia- unless they're bonded to a [[LivingShip Leviathan]], in which case they share the Leviathan's lifespan of 300 cycles. This isn't usually addressed in-series, though, with the exception of the time Crichton found out he was going to be turned into a statue for 80 cycles.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' plays this straight in the case of most of the crew: crew [[HumanAliens Sebaceans]] like Aeryn can live for up to 200 cycles- cycles - assuming they don't get killed first; first. Rygel has apparently lived for centuries, though he's only ever admitted to having spent 130 cycles in prison; at the start of the series, Zhaan is over 800 cycles old, D'Argo is 30 and considered a teenager by his species standards; Pilot's species can apparently live for over a millennia- millennium, unless they're bonded to a [[LivingShip Leviathan]], in which case they share the Leviathan's lifespan of 300 cycles. This isn't usually addressed in-series, though, with the exception of the time Crichton found out he was going to be turned into a statue for 80 cycles.



* In ''Series/{{ALF}}'', the incredibly long lifespan of Melmacians is often used as a running gag, like when ALF shows off pictures of a relative's 250th birthday party, which resembles a five year old human's. It's sometimes played for drama, though, as ALF gradually comes to realize that he's going to outlive the Tanner family by a huge margin.

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* In ''Series/{{ALF}}'', the incredibly long lifespan of Melmacians is often used as a running gag, like when ALF shows off pictures of a relative's 250th birthday party, which resembles a five year old five-year-old human's. It's sometimes played for drama, though, as ALF gradually comes to realize that he's going to outlive the Tanner family by a huge margin.



* Rather weirdly, in Literature/TheBible (Genesis 6:3) it is said that after the time of the Patriarchs (who were said to live [[SelfDemonstratingArticle centuries]]), the lifespan of humans had been set by God to 120 years. This is uncannily similar to what the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercentenarian longest-lived recorded humans of modern age]] lived.

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* Rather weirdly, in Literature/TheBible (Genesis 6:3) it is said that after the time of the Patriarchs (who were said to live [[SelfDemonstratingArticle centuries]]), the lifespan of humans had been set by God to 120 years. This is uncannily similar to what the lifespans of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercentenarian longest-lived recorded humans of the modern age]] lived.age]].



* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The process of Exaltation ''greatly'' expands a person's life span. The Dragon-Blooded, who get the short end of the stick, typically live for several centuries, and the Scarlet Empress was around for close to 800 years before she disappeared. Solars and Lunars can typically live up for several millenia; Ingosh Silverclaws, one of the oldest-lived Lunars in the setting, died of old age at somewhere around 3100. The Sidereals, who get even greater longevity, can live for close to ''6,000'' years; there are Sidereals still around who remember the Primordial War. Needless to say, when you live that long, [[MugglePower mortals swiftly fall out of your peer group... and possibly your notice]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The process of Exaltation ''greatly'' expands a person's life span. The Dragon-Blooded, who get the short end of the stick, typically live for several centuries, and the Scarlet Empress was around for close to 800 years before she disappeared. Solars and Lunars can typically live up for several millenia; millennia; Ingosh Silverclaws, one of the oldest-lived Lunars in the setting, died of old age at somewhere around 3100. The Sidereals, who get even greater longevity, can live for close to ''6,000'' years; there are Sidereals still around who remember the Primordial War. Needless to say, when you live that long, [[MugglePower mortals swiftly fall out of your peer group... and possibly your notice]].



* The Elves of ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' can live for untold millenia- unfortunately for them, by the time of the story, no pureblood elf was born in over a thousand years, and they are now confined to a single city after a great war with humanity. They don't help their case by many being [[CantArgueWithElves insufferable jerks]], so much so that even the order of human [[MagicKnight magic-wielding warrior-monks]] they'd created as protectors decided to [[ScrewYouElves tell them where they can stuff it]].

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* The Elves of ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' can live for untold millenia- unfortunately millennia. Unfortunately for them, by the time of the story, no pureblood elf was born in over a thousand years, and they are now confined to a single city after a great war with humanity. They don't help their case by many being [[CantArgueWithElves insufferable jerks]], so much so that even the order of human [[MagicKnight magic-wielding warrior-monks]] they'd created as protectors decided to [[ScrewYouElves tell them where they can stuff it]].



* Played with by the [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Their lifespan is determined by their position on the [[AlienBlood hemo]][[FantasticCasteSystem spectrum]]: the lowest-blooded trolls are lucky to make it to 24 [[AlternativeCalendar sweeps]] (about 52 Earth years), while the empress has lived for millenia.

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* Played with by the [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Their lifespan is determined by their position on the [[AlienBlood hemo]][[FantasticCasteSystem spectrum]]: the lowest-blooded trolls are lucky to make it to 24 [[AlternativeCalendar sweeps]] (about 52 Earth years), while the empress has lived for millenia.millennia.
4th Jul '17 9:22:38 PM Gatordragon24
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'', this is inverted for fairies. In the Realm, fairies have very short lifespans. For example, Willo is an adult fairy, but her age is around 2 or 3 in human years.
22nd Jun '17 7:34:36 AM zarpaulus
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Shinigami live for centuries, Hollows live forever and humans... [[spoiler: well they just loop around through a series of reincarnations between the human world and the soul society. Unless they become one of the former in which case they will live on until they are slain and reincarnated again. FridgeHorror sets in when you realise that this means all of humanity is eternally doomed to go through the cycle until their souls are either consumed by hollows or they become so evil that they are damned to Hell for eternity.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Shinigami live for centuries, Hollows live forever and humans... [[spoiler: well they just loop around through a series of reincarnations between the human world and the soul society. Unless they become one of the former in which case they will live on until they are slain and reincarnated again. FridgeHorror sets in when you realise that this means all of humanity is eternally doomed to go through the cycle until their souls are either consumed by hollows or they become so evil that they are damned to Hell for eternity.]]
22nd Jun '17 6:36:46 AM Couran
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Shinigami live for centuries, Hollows live forever and humans... [[spoilers: well they just loop around through a series of reincarnations between the human world and the soul society. Unless they become one of the former in which case they will live on until they are slain and reincarnated again. FrideHorror sets in when you realise that this means all of humanity is eternally doomed to go through the cycle until their souls are either consumed by hollows or they become so evil that they are damned to Hell for eternity.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Shinigami live for centuries, Hollows live forever and humans... [[spoilers: [[spoiler: well they just loop around through a series of reincarnations between the human world and the soul society. Unless they become one of the former in which case they will live on until they are slain and reincarnated again. FrideHorror FridgeHorror sets in when you realise that this means all of humanity is eternally doomed to go through the cycle until their souls are either consumed by hollows or they become so evil that they are damned to Hell for eternity.]]
22nd Jun '17 6:36:15 AM Couran
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Shinigami live for centuries, Hollows live forever and humans... well they just loop around through a series of reincarnations. The posturing kinda falls flat when you realize that all of these guys are just humans who are ''already'' dead. The entire concept of Death seems very vague in ''Bleach'' (apart from simply not existing among the main cast anymore). For example, apparently Souls (an intangible concept in real life, and an intangible object in fiction) are susceptible to a physical disease.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Shinigami live for centuries, Hollows live forever and humans... [[spoilers: well they just loop around through a series of reincarnations. The posturing kinda falls flat reincarnations between the human world and the soul society. Unless they become one of the former in which case they will live on until they are slain and reincarnated again. FrideHorror sets in when you realize realise that this means all of these guys humanity is eternally doomed to go through the cycle until their souls are just humans who either consumed by hollows or they become so evil that they are ''already'' dead. The entire concept of Death seems very vague in ''Bleach'' (apart from simply not existing among the main cast anymore). For example, apparently Souls (an intangible concept in real life, and an intangible object in fiction) are susceptible damned to a physical disease.Hell for eternity.]]
22nd Jun '17 6:30:21 AM Couran
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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 30-40 years, having very few predators apart from each other, but we don't drop dead from old age until 75-100, 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, tend to live 30-40 50-60 years, having very few predators apart from each other, but we don't drop dead from old age until 75-100, 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 Jun '17 5:14:25 PM merotoker
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* {{Youkai}} in ''Manga/InuYasha'' (ex. Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Naraku, ect.) live far longer than any human, and while they may look spry and youthful, in reality they are many hundreds of years old. How quickly they mature relative to humans seems to vary.

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* {{Youkai}} in ''Manga/InuYasha'' (ex. Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Naraku, ect.etc.) live far longer than any human, and while they may look spry and youthful, in reality they are many hundreds of years old. How quickly they mature relative to humans seems to vary.



* Non-human/animal folk in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'''s [[MagicalLand magic world]] live several times longer than the human species, and it shows up in their aging as evidenced by Princess Theodora. [[spoiler: Asuna has been hinted to not be human, instead having been alive for [[strike: twenty or thirty years]] at least a hundred years and probably more while looking ''four''. She only started actually ''growing up'' physically until she went to Mahora]].

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* Non-human/animal folk in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'''s [[MagicalLand magic world]] live several times longer than the human species, and it shows up in their aging as evidenced by Princess Theodora. [[spoiler: Asuna has been hinted to not be human, instead having been alive for [[strike: twenty or thirty years]] at least a hundred years and probably more while looking ''four''. She only started actually ''growing up'' physically until she went to Mahora]].Mahora.]]



* Inverted in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', with one of the variants of HalfHumanHybrids. The most common result of a human and a ghoul mating is a Half-Human, a being that possesses enhanced physical abilities but no other ghoul traits. Unfortunately, they are BlessedWithSuck and have a significantly shortened lifespan compared to either parent species. While their external appearance remains youthful, they start suffering age-related conditions in their 20s and are considered elderly if lucky enough to live into their 30s. The oldest known example was going blind from Glaucoma at the ripe old age of 32. Since they're a SlaveRace used as living weapons, their already-shortened lives are further reduced by the likelihood of dying in battle.

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* Inverted in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', with one of the variants of HalfHumanHybrids.[[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Human Hybrids]]. The most common result of a human and a ghoul mating is a Half-Human, a being that possesses enhanced physical abilities but no other ghoul traits. Unfortunately, they are BlessedWithSuck and have a significantly shortened lifespan compared to either parent species. While their external appearance remains youthful, they start suffering age-related conditions in their 20s and are considered elderly if lucky enough to live into their 30s. The oldest known example was going blind from Glaucoma at the ripe old age of 32. Since they're a SlaveRace used as living weapons, their already-shortened lives are further reduced by the likelihood of dying in battle.



* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' both plays this straight and subverts it. Invincible's dad comes from a race of superpowered moustache-wearing aliens that live for thousands of years, but he still gets to meet a race which can live a lifetime in around a year, and yet are very intelligent. He had a kid with one of them, Oliver; Oliver's lifespan is uncertain, possibly an average between those of his parents, but he aged from "infant" to "teenager" in maybe two years
** He also ''really'' managed to piss Mark off during their [[spoiler:epic battle]] by comparing Mark's mother to a pet whom he would long outlive.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' both plays this straight and subverts it. Invincible's dad comes from a race of superpowered moustache-wearing aliens that live for thousands of years, but he still gets to meet a race which can live a lifetime in around a year, and yet are very intelligent. He had a kid with one of them, Oliver; Oliver's lifespan is uncertain, possibly an average between those of his parents, but he aged from "infant" to "teenager" in maybe two years
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years. He also ''really'' managed to piss Mark off during their [[spoiler:epic battle]] by comparing Mark's mother to a pet whom he would long outlive.



* It varies depending on the canon, but (at least ComicBook/PostCrisis) it's generally accepted that Franchise/{{Superman}} is essentially immortal, having stopped aging in his late 20's. He can still be killed in battle (and has been) but as long as he can avoid that, he can live forever. This leads to the unfortunate fact that all his friends and loved ones -- including his wife Lois -- will turn old and gray while the Man of Steel remains young. Not really an issue thanks to ComicBookTime.
** In ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' we learn that Superman is still alive in the ''853rd century.'' He's spent the last hundred millennia in the heart of the sun, becoming super-charged by its rays to the point that he is essentially a god. All this, just so he can use his new powers to bring Lois back from the dead so they can live together eternally.

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* It varies depending on the canon, but (at least ComicBook/PostCrisis) it's generally accepted that Franchise/{{Superman}} is essentially immortal, having stopped aging in his late 20's. He can still be killed in battle (and has been) but as long as he can avoid that, he can live forever. This leads to the unfortunate fact that all his friends and loved ones -- including his wife Lois ComicBook/{{Lois|Lane}} -- will turn old and gray while the Man of Steel remains young. Not really an issue thanks to ComicBookTime.
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ComicBookTime. In ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' we learn that Superman is still alive in the ''853rd century.'' He's spent the last hundred millennia in the heart of the sun, becoming super-charged by its rays to the point that he is essentially a god. All this, just so he can use his new powers to bring Lois back from the dead so they can live together eternally.



** [[VoluntaryShapeshifter Shapeshifters]] can live up to 400-500 years, [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty aging like normal humans for their first 18-20 years]], and then retaining their youthful appearance for the remainder of their lives.

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** [[VoluntaryShapeshifter [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Shapeshifters]] can live up to 400-500 years, [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty aging like normal humans for their first 18-20 years]], and then retaining their youthful appearance for the remainder of their lives.



* Inverted and turned UpToEleven in ''Literature/DragonsEgg''. The [[StarfishAliens neutron-star dwelling cheela]] live one millionth as long as humans do, but also think a million times faster (so that a thousand years to them is a bit less than nine hours to us). When humans make contact with the cheela, they inadvertently start an industrial revolution. They start transmitting their encyclopedia. It takes the cheela many generations to decrypt and interpret the message, but after ''six hours'' they know as much science as the humans do. After ''twelve hours'', they have developed faster-than-light travel, flown throughout much of the galaxy, and transmitted a message back to the humans with everything that they learned, encrypted so that the humanity [[YouAreNotReady will only gain knowledge at a rate that we can handle]]. What happens to the cheela later is not specified.
** This premise was loosely adapted in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.

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* Inverted and turned UpToEleven in ''Literature/DragonsEgg''. The [[StarfishAliens neutron-star dwelling cheela]] live one millionth as long as humans do, but also think a million times faster (so that a thousand years to them is a bit less than nine hours to us). When humans make contact with the cheela, they inadvertently start an industrial revolution. They start transmitting their encyclopedia. It takes the cheela many generations to decrypt and interpret the message, but after ''six hours'' they know as much science as the humans do. After ''twelve hours'', they have developed faster-than-light travel, flown throughout much of the galaxy, and transmitted a message back to the humans with everything that they learned, encrypted so that the humanity [[YouAreNotReady will only gain knowledge at a rate that we can handle]]. What happens to the cheela later is not specified.
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specified. This premise was loosely adapted in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.



** One Dragaeran, [[PersonOfMassDestruction Sethra Lavode]], is [[spoiler: around 220,000 years old. She is older than TheEmpire in which the main characters exist, a country which has been around long enough to have had ''289'' emperors.]] Granted, by the point the main plot lines show up, she's technically undead because the Gods feel she's more useful alive, but her technical life was still about [[spoiler:a hundred times that of a normal member of her race.]]

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** One Dragaeran, [[PersonOfMassDestruction Sethra Lavode]], is [[spoiler: around 220,000 years old. She is older than TheEmpire in which the main characters exist, a country which has been around long enough to have had ''289'' emperors.]] emperors]]. Granted, by the point the main plot lines show up, she's technically undead because the Gods feel she's more useful alive, but her technical life was still about [[spoiler:a hundred times that of a normal member of her race.]]race]].



* In the ''Literature/BlackJewels'' series, [[{{Muggle}} Ladens]] and other short-lived races are view as "flash in the pan" beings living only a handful of years compared to the hundreds of the Blooded races. Undead guardian of Hell, Saetan, is over 50,000 years old and even he is considered young when compared to the ancient dragons like Lorn.

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* In the ''Literature/BlackJewels'' series, [[{{Muggle}} [[{{Muggles}} Ladens]] and other short-lived races are view as "flash in the pan" beings living only a handful of years compared to the hundreds of the Blooded races. Undead guardian of Hell, Saetan, is over 50,000 years old and even he is considered young when compared to the ancient dragons like Lorn.



** Sometimes ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this trope. By the time the series takes place, human lifespans have increased. In Next Generation, Doctor [=McCoy=] is 137 years old.
*** Taken to its [[IncrediblyLamePun logical]] extreme in ''Film/StarTrek'', when [[spoiler: Creator/LeonardNimoy's Spock travels back in time at the age of 155 and is still healthy enough to go marching 14 kilometers across an Ice Planet.]]
*** Also in the latest film, [[spoiler: Scotty explains that he believes he was sent to the federation outpost as punishment for attempting interplanetary beaming with 'Admiral Archer's prized beagle' - WordOfGod has confirmed that this is, in fact, Jonathan Archer from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', which would make him well over 140 years old.]]

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** Sometimes ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] {{subvert|edTrope}}s this trope. By the time the series takes place, human lifespans have increased. In Next Generation, Doctor [=McCoy=] is 137 years old.
*** Taken to its [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} logical]] extreme in ''Film/StarTrek'', when [[spoiler: Creator/LeonardNimoy's Spock travels back in time at the age of 155 and is still healthy enough to go marching 14 kilometers across an Ice Planet.]]
*** Also in the latest film, [[spoiler: Scotty explains that he believes he was sent to the federation outpost as punishment for attempting interplanetary beaming with 'Admiral Archer's prized beagle' - WordOfGod has confirmed that this is, in fact, Jonathan Archer from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', which would make him well over 140 years old.]]old]].



** And let's not forget the Daleks, who are {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s who can live for millions of years, with the help of their life support systems.

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** And let's not forget Also the Daleks, who are {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s who can live for millions of years, with the help of their life support systems.



* Rather weirdly, in Literature/TheBible (Genesis 6:3) it it said that after the time of the Patriarchs (who were said to live [[SelfDemonstratingArticle centuries]]), the lifespan of humans had been set by God to 120 years. This is uncannily similar to what the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercentenarian longest-lived recorded humans of modern age]] lived.

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* Rather weirdly, in Literature/TheBible (Genesis 6:3) it it is said that after the time of the Patriarchs (who were said to live [[SelfDemonstratingArticle centuries]]), the lifespan of humans had been set by God to 120 years. This is uncannily similar to what the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercentenarian longest-lived recorded humans of modern age]] lived.



** Chaos Marines, due to the power gained by being card-carrying members of the LegionsOfHell and living in a NegativeSpaceWedgie where "time" and "continuity" are more guidelines than set rules, live for thousands or tens of thousands of years. Some of the traitor astartes like Kharn, Ahriman, Lucius and [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Eliphas]] were actually alive during the Great Crusade and have been reported killed a few times, but [[JokerImmunity like any good villain they just resurface eventually]].

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** Chaos Marines, due to the power gained by being card-carrying members of the LegionsOfHell TheLegionsOfHell and living in a NegativeSpaceWedgie where "time" and "continuity" are more guidelines than set rules, live for thousands or tens of thousands of years. Some of the traitor astartes like Kharn, Ahriman, Lucius and [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Eliphas]] were actually alive during the Great Crusade and have been reported killed a few times, but [[JokerImmunity like any good villain they just resurface eventually]].



* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', Loghaire Thunderstone, king of the dwarves, posits the idea that this is the reason why humans develop technology so quickly, to the point of destroying the environemnt. He believes that humans are always dogged by the fear of death due to their relatively short lifespans and are driven to achieve as much as possible while simultaneously rarely living long enough to see the consequences of their own actions.

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* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', Loghaire Thunderstone, king of the dwarves, posits the idea that this is the reason why humans develop technology so quickly, to the point of destroying the environemnt.environment. He believes that humans are always dogged by the fear of death due to their relatively short lifespans and are driven to achieve as much as possible while simultaneously rarely living long enough to see the consequences of their own actions.



* This is the in-universe reason [[SorcerousOverlord Wallas]] gives for not caring about his GlamourFailure on the mere human heroine in ''Webcomic/TheColorOfTheCrystal''. He is not only ReallySevenHundredYearsOld member of the WitchSpecies but also kind of GenreBlind.

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* This is the in-universe reason [[SorcerousOverlord Wallas]] gives for not caring about his GlamourFailure on the mere human heroine in ''Webcomic/TheColorOfTheCrystal''. He is not only a ReallySevenHundredYearsOld member of the WitchSpecies but also kind of GenreBlind.{{Genre Blind|ness}}.



* 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.]]head]].



* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' plays with the trope by having Alteans naturally live long enough that Coran, being 'middle-aged', is at least in his 600s if you ignore the 10,000 years of stasis. It's also largely irrelevant because there are only two [[spoiler:actually three]] Alteans left alive.

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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' plays with the trope by having Alteans naturally live long enough that Coran, being 'middle-aged', is at least in his 600s if you ignore the 10,000 years of stasis. It's also largely irrelevant because there are only two [[spoiler:actually three]] [[spoiler:(actually three)]] Alteans left alive.
1st Jun '17 8:11:06 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Future History'' stories, there are a group of humans, referred to as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Families Howard Families]], who live inordinately long lives, in comparison to "normal" humans. One member of the Family, Lazarus Long (among other names) has lived, as of the last work by Heinlein on the subject before the author passed away, about 2,000 years, give or take a century, and is still going strong.
** Although the advancing march of science eventually created a rejuvenation technology capable of working on normal humans, ironically out of the human race's mistaken belief that the Howard Families were hiding the 'secret' of longevity drugs. This sparked a massive planetwide research effort to 'rediscover' the 'secret' after humanity's initial attempt to make the Howards yield the 'secret' up by force obviously failed. The rejuvenation therapies also work on Howards, who routinely use them to extend their lifespans even longer -- Lazarus Long would not have reached 2000+ years of age without rejuvenation, although his natural lifespan was unusually long even by Howard Families standards.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein:
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In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's the ''Future History'' stories, there are a group of humans, referred to as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Families Howard Families]], who live inordinately long lives, in comparison to "normal" humans. One member of the Family, Lazarus Long (among other names) has lived, as of the last work by Heinlein on the subject before the author passed away, about 2,000 years, give or take a century, and is still going strong.
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strong. Although the advancing march of science eventually created a rejuvenation technology capable of working on normal humans, ironically out of the human race's mistaken belief that the Howard Families were hiding the 'secret' of longevity drugs. This sparked a massive planetwide research effort to 'rediscover' the 'secret' after humanity's initial attempt to make the Howards yield the 'secret' up by force obviously failed. The rejuvenation therapies also work on Howards, who routinely use them to extend their lifespans even longer -- Lazarus Long would not have reached 2000+ years of age without rejuvenation, although his natural lifespan was unusually long even by Howard Families standards.
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is the case for the races of Men (who have lifespans on par with real-life humans) compared to the LongLived [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer (Elves)]]. This is the reason that [[OurGodsAreDifferent Arkay ("Orkey" or "Old Knocker" in the old Nordic pantheon)]] is despised by the [[HornyVikings Nords]]. The Nords despise that he gave them shorter lives compared to [[FantasticRacism the hated elves]]. (Nevermind that the elves have an ImmortalProcreationClause limiting their fertility and putting a cap on the amount of children an elven woman can typically have, which the Nords took great advantage of when nearly exterminating the Falmer (Snow Elves).)
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