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23rd Jan '17 1:47:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Kantri]] of Literature/TalesOfKolmar can live around two thousand years, and it's mentioned that it's not unheard of for individuals to spend fifty years at a time meditating in solitude. These Kantri have lived away from humans on an island for five thousand years; it soon becomes evident that when around humans they regain some ability to think and experience life short-term, seeing and enjoying more.
* "Naturals" (humans who haven't been CaughtUpInTheRapture and given glorified bodies) in the Millennial Kingdom in the LeftBehind series book ''Kingdom Come'' can live up to a thousand years -- provided, of course, that they have put their faith in Christ, thus averting the DeathsHourglass age limit of 100 set up for nonbelievers. During that time period, the "naturals" age very slowly, so that those who are around 100 years old are like teenagers and young adults.

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* The [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Kantri]] of Literature/TalesOfKolmar ''Literature/TalesOfKolmar'' can live around two thousand years, and it's mentioned that it's not unheard of for individuals to spend fifty years at a time meditating in solitude. These Kantri have lived away from humans on an island for five thousand years; it soon becomes evident that when around humans they regain some ability to think and experience life short-term, seeing and enjoying more.
* "Naturals" (humans who haven't been CaughtUpInTheRapture and given glorified bodies) in the Millennial Kingdom in the LeftBehind ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series book ''Kingdom Come'' can live up to a thousand years -- provided, of course, that they have put their faith in Christ, thus averting the DeathsHourglass age limit of 100 set up for nonbelievers. During that time period, the "naturals" age very slowly, so that those who are around 100 years old are like teenagers and young adults.
4th Jan '17 6:19:22 PM DarkHunter
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* Inverted in ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' with the Windermerians, who only live about thirty years on average.

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* Inverted in ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' with the Windermerians, who only live about thirty years on average. The difference is illustrated when, speaking of his mother, Hayate mentions he hasn't seen her in quite a while. When Freyja says how sad that is, he absent-mindedly replies, "Eh, it's only a few years.", which makes Freyja wince and look even more sad. Hayate looks like he's mentally kicking himself for that comment.
24th Nov '16 4:12:32 PM jeez
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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.
--> “What are you horses ''eating''?!”
27th Sep '16 11:25:59 PM harostar
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* 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.
17th Aug '16 3:11:34 AM OlmoJV
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** [[VoluntaryShapeshifter Shapeshifters]] can live up to 400-500 years, [[ImmortalityBeginsAt20 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 Shapeshifters]] can live up to 400-500 years, [[ImmortalityBeginsAt20 [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty aging like normal humans for their first 18-20 years]], and then retaining their youthful appearance for the remainder of their lives.
17th Aug '16 3:09:02 AM OlmoJV
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/{{Kage}}, it's established that most of the species on Meridian -- sapient and non-sapient -- are more long-lived than ordinary humans, though [[WizardsLiveLonger magical humans can extend their lifespan]], like the members of the Escanor lineage.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/{{Kage}}, ''Fanfic/{{Kage}}'', it's established that most of the species on Meridian -- sapient and non-sapient -- are more long-lived than ordinary humans, though [[WizardsLiveLonger magical humans can extend their lifespan]], like the members of the Escanor lineage.



** Shapeshifters can live up to 400-500 years.

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** Shapeshifters [[VoluntaryShapeshifter Shapeshifters]] can live up to 400-500 years.years, [[ImmortalityBeginsAt20 aging like normal humans for their first 18-20 years]], and then retaining their youthful appearance for the remainder of their lives.
17th Aug '16 3:03:45 AM OlmoJV
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/{{Kage}}, it's established that most of the species on Meridian -- sapient and non-sapient -- are more long-lived than ordinary humans, though [[WizardsLiveLonger magical humans can extend their lifespan]], like the members of the Escanor lineage.
** Galhots (sometimes known as [[FantasticSlurs Drakes]]) usually live about 200 years. For instance, Raythor is nearly 100 years old, AKA middle-aged for a Galhot.
** [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Lurdens]] live about as long as Galhots.
** Apparently [[{{Cyclops}} Gargoyle's kind]] can live beyond a thousand years.
** Shapeshifters can live up to 400-500 years.
12th Aug '16 7:17:46 AM ChronoLegion
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* The Antareans in ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' appear to be TheAgeless and have been on Earth for millennia, although in a stasis, after the destruction of their {{Atlantis}} colony.
12th Aug '16 7:14:20 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark'', with medical advances, humans can expect to live for several more decades past 100. However, the [[HumanAliens Faata]], the very first alien race encountered by humanity, has its ruling caste live for many centuries (some have been alive for over 1000 years). On the other hand, all the other castes are genetically engineered to live for a few years at most. This is topped by the next race officially encountered by humans, the [[SpaceElves Lo'ona Aeo]], who routinely live for many millennia (if not tens of millennia), partly because they have willingly became a SpacePeople, since living aboard specially-constructed orbital habitats tends to be safer than on a planetary surface, and environments can be adjusted to promote longevity. This also affects how they perceive youth. For example, a Lo'ona Aeo, who is in his [=90s=], is seen as a brash teenager by his elders. When one book's protagonist meets his Lo'ona Aeo brother (long story), the brother expresses his sorrow over the death of their father. The protagonist is surprised, pointing out that their father died in battle decades ago, and that he has already made peace with it. The alien explains that, for his long-lived species, it seems as if it happened yesterday. Additionally, [[HalfHumanHybrid human-Faata hybrids]] and their descendants can potentially live for 150-200 years, although no one has actually live that long due to many of them dying in battle or for other reasons. It's called the "Corcoran curse", since it also means that the male hybrids mature very late in their lives and are unable to have children until they're in their fifties. There is also a race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]], who can live for millennia (it helps when you can alter your cellular makeup at will), which is compensated by their extremely low birthrate. It's mentioned that most other HumanAliens have lifespans comparable to humans. Inverted for the [[LizardFolk Dromi]], whose incredibly high population growth compensates for their short lifespans. A typical Dromi, who doesn't die a violent death (unlikely), can expect to life to about 40-50 human years. The higher Dromi castes are older than that but only thanks to Lo'ona Aeo-supplied longevity treatments that must be administered regularly. Even then, the fact that their bodies continue to grow with age means that, eventually, the SquareCubeLaw kills them.



** Even the Goa'uld aren't TheAgeless, though, even with the use of sarcophagi, as shown with Lord Yu, one of the oldest Goa'uld in existence, whose symbiote is acting very similarly to a senile human.



* In ''Series/BabylonFive'' Minbari live 120 years, Centauri up to 150, pak'ma'ra 255 years, and Vorlons might be immortal.

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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'' Minbari live 120 years, Centauri up to 150, pak'ma'ra 255 years, and Vorlons might be immortal. [[spoiler:Lorien claims to be the first being to attain sentience in the galaxy, back when everyone used to be TheAgeless. He's also the LastOfHisKind, all others having died out due to disease, accidents, and violence]].
12th Aug '16 6:51:27 AM ChronoLegion
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** Dragons live for tens of thousands of years. This becomes a plot point in ''Literature/TheWarOfTheAncients'' trilogy, where the red dragon Korialstrasz (under the guise of an elf mage named Krasus) ends up in distant past, he is forced to deal with the fact that he has to co-exist with his younger self. Apparently, life force and magic are shared between them.
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