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17th Apr '17 4:04:17 AM Yukianesa
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** On the flip side, Tau and Kroot have natural less-than-human life expectancies (around 40 year in the Tau case, though Kroot can prolong their lives by assimilating the DNA of longer-lived creatures).

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** On the flip side, Tau and Kroot have natural less-than-human life expectancies (around 40 year in the Tau case, though Kroot can prolong their lives by assimilating the DNA of longer-lived creatures). Their awareness of their pitifully short lifespans probably at least partially explains her hyper-ambition.



** Chaos Marines, due to the power gained by being card-carrying members of the LegionsOfHell and living in a NegativeSpaceWedgie, live for thousands or tens of thousands of years.

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** Chaos Marines, due to the power gained by being card-carrying members of the LegionsOfHell and living in a NegativeSpaceWedgie, NegativeSpaceWedgie where "time" and "continuity" are more guidelines than set rules, live for thousands or tens of thousands of years.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]].
4th Apr '17 8:51:01 AM Kafkesque
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* A complicated example in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'': The trope is averted by default, with all species sharing a standard human-like lifespan of 70-90 years. However, this can be tweaked by racial traits; "Enduring" and "Venerable" species get moderately or significantly extended lifespans compared to the baseline, while "Fleeting" species are much shorter-lived.

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* A complicated example in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'': The trope is averted by default, with all species sharing a standard human-like lifespan of 70-90 years.years[[note]]Prior to researching any life-extending technology, anyway[[/note]]. However, this can be tweaked by racial traits; "Enduring" and "Venerable" species get moderately or significantly extended lifespans compared to the baseline, while "Fleeting" species are much shorter-lived.
4th Apr '17 8:46:00 AM Kafkesque
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* A complicated example in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'': The trope is averted by default, with all species sharing a standard human-like lifespan of 70-90 years. However, this can be tweaked by racial traits; "Enduring" and "Venerable" species get moderately or significantly extended lifespans compared to the baseline, while "Fleeting" species are much shorter-lived.
28th Mar '17 10:32:57 PM Khathi
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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.

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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.", ",[[note]]Freyja is already fourteen and thus have just twenty years [[spoiler:with Hayate]] ''at most'', so a "few years" for Hayate is a huge chunk of life for her.[[/note]] which makes Freyja wince and look even more sad. Hayate looks like he's mentally kicking himself for that comment.
5th Mar '17 4:36:32 PM SAMAS
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* Fairies and Giants in ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' have extremely long lifespans, and tend to see time accordingly. When Diane and King lived together, they shared a meal with a peasant. By the time they got around to seeing him again, he was an old man. Neither of them noticed that so much time had passed.
19th Feb '17 8:10:40 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the youngest of the Crystal Gems is over five thousand years old. Pearl at one point remarks that she remembers when humans were nothing but hunter-gatherers.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' [[TheAgeless don't age]], [[TheNeedless need no sustenance to survive]], and [[FromASingleCell are extremely durable]], which comes together to give them vastly longer lifespans than humans. The youngest of the Crystal Gems is over five thousand years old. Pearl at one point remarks that she remembers when humans were nothing but hunter-gatherers.
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.
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