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5th Jan '16 10:28:51 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Celestia, Luna, Discord, and Tirek are all confirmed to be at ''least'' a thousand years old. It's not clear whether this is a characteristic of alicorns in general (the only other two to have been seen in the show were originally regular ponies who were turned into alicorns) or whether Celestia and Luna are a special case. Discord and Tirek are both (so far) the only representatives of their species (draconequus and demon-goat-centaur-thing, respectively), so it's unknown if they're naturally long lived or have artificially extended their lives with magic. ''Literature/JournalOfTheTwoSisters'' reveals that "natural" alicorns like Celestia and Luna are ''very'' LongLived, though they are not immortal. Similarly, it's implied that Spike, being a dragon, has an extremely long lifespan.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Celestia, Luna, Discord, and Tirek are all confirmed to be at ''least'' a thousand years old. It's not clear whether this is a characteristic of alicorns in general (the only other two to have been seen in the show were originally regular ponies who were turned into alicorns) or whether Celestia and Luna are a special case. Discord and Tirek are both (so far) the only representatives of their species (draconequus and demon-goat-centaur-thing, respectively), so it's unknown if they're naturally long lived or have artificially extended their lives with magic. ''Literature/JournalOfTheTwoSisters'' ''Literature/TheJournalOfTheTwoSisters'' reveals that "natural" alicorns like Celestia and Luna are ''very'' LongLived, though they are not immortal. Similarly, it's implied that Spike, being a dragon, has an extremely long lifespan.
5th Jan '16 10:28:37 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Celestia, Luna, Discord, and Tirek are all confirmed to be at ''least'' a thousand years old. It's not clear whether this is a characteristic of alicorns in general (the only other two to have been seen in the show were originally regular ponies who were turned into alicorns) or whether Celestia and Luna are a special case. Discord and Tirek are both (so far) the only representatives of their species (draconequus and demon-goat-centaur-thing, respectively), so it's unknown if they're naturally long lived or have artificially extended their lives with magic. ''Literature/JournaOfTheTwoSisters'' reveals that "natural" alicorns like Celestia and Luna are ''very'' LongLived, though they are not immortal. Similarly, it's implied that Spike, being a dragon, has an extremely long lifespan.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Celestia, Luna, Discord, and Tirek are all confirmed to be at ''least'' a thousand years old. It's not clear whether this is a characteristic of alicorns in general (the only other two to have been seen in the show were originally regular ponies who were turned into alicorns) or whether Celestia and Luna are a special case. Discord and Tirek are both (so far) the only representatives of their species (draconequus and demon-goat-centaur-thing, respectively), so it's unknown if they're naturally long lived or have artificially extended their lives with magic. ''Literature/JournaOfTheTwoSisters'' ''Literature/JournalOfTheTwoSisters'' reveals that "natural" alicorns like Celestia and Luna are ''very'' LongLived, though they are not immortal. Similarly, it's implied that Spike, being a dragon, has an extremely long lifespan.
5th Jan '16 10:28:17 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Celestia, Luna, Discord, and Tirek are all confirmed to be at ''least'' a thousand years old. It's not clear whether this is a characteristic of alicorns in general (the only other two to have been seen in the show were originally regular ponies who were turned into alicorns) or whether Celestia and Luna are a special case. Discord and Tirek are both (so far) the only representatives of their species (draconequus and demon-goat-centaur-thing, respectively), so it's unknown if they're naturally long lived or have artificially extended their lives with magic. Similarly, it's implied that Spike, being a dragon, has an extremely long lifespan.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Celestia, Luna, Discord, and Tirek are all confirmed to be at ''least'' a thousand years old. It's not clear whether this is a characteristic of alicorns in general (the only other two to have been seen in the show were originally regular ponies who were turned into alicorns) or whether Celestia and Luna are a special case. Discord and Tirek are both (so far) the only representatives of their species (draconequus and demon-goat-centaur-thing, respectively), so it's unknown if they're naturally long lived or have artificially extended their lives with magic. ''Literature/JournaOfTheTwoSisters'' reveals that "natural" alicorns like Celestia and Luna are ''very'' LongLived, though they are not immortal. Similarly, it's implied that Spike, being a dragon, has an extremely long lifespan.
3rd Jan '16 8:17:56 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/{{Watersong}}'', Thea, having lived for thousands of years as a siren, has this opinion of humans. -->'''Thea''': The longer you live, the more your perception of humans changes. They die all the time, over the simplest things. Life is very, very fleeting for them. The best they can hope for is a painless death, and we provide that for them.
27th Dec '15 9:03:51 PM nombretomado
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* It's implied that {{Sleepwalker}} and his race are extremely long-lived, as [[ArchEnemy Cobweb]] has been ravaging the Mindscape since before recorded time and Sleepwalker has fought him on many occasions.
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* It's implied that {{Sleepwalker}} ComicBook/{{Sleepwalker}} and his race are extremely long-lived, as [[ArchEnemy Cobweb]] has been ravaging the Mindscape since before recorded time and Sleepwalker has fought him on many occasions.
29th Oct '15 10:50:01 AM Gideoncrawle
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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, [[SuperiorSpecies 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, [[SuperiorSpecies brighter]] brighter lights."''
18th Oct '15 10:10:41 AM nombretomado
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* It varies depending on the canon, but (at least 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.
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* It varies depending on the canon, but (at least PostCrisis) 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.
2nd Oct '15 10:45:10 PM Starling_Starwing
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. In general. Youkai have lifespans somewhere between several centuries and forever. Gods can lives for [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly as long as they are worshipped]]. Ghosts can last forever. Poltergeist have theoretically limited existences, but that can still be for quite some time. Fairies are technically an inversion, but they respawn immediately after death, and are functionally immortal. Then there's the Lunarians, who are humans that live on the moon. The moon lacks impurity, which is what causes death, so they end up being space elves.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. In general. Youkai have lifespans somewhere between several centuries and forever. Gods can lives live for [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly as long as they are worshipped]]. Ghosts can last forever. Poltergeist have theoretically limited existences, but that can still be for quite some time. Fairies are technically an inversion, but they respawn immediately after death, and are functionally immortal. Then there's the Lunarians, who are humans that live on the moon. The moon lacks impurity, which is what causes death, so they end up being space elves.
20th Sep '15 7:43:57 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''{{Circumstances of the Revenant Braves}}'', ethereal beings like ancient spirits and vices can live forever, where their human counterparts come and go.
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* In ''{{Circumstances of the Revenant Braves}}'', ''Webcomic/CircumstancesOfTheRevenantBraves'', ethereal beings like ancient spirits and vices can live forever, where their human counterparts come and go.
11th Sep '15 10:48:00 AM Jake
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** The [[Film/{{Transformers}} movies]] add [[GrumpyOldMan Jetfire]] to the list. Apart from being ''one of the first Transformers to ever live'', his aging is explained as from being starved of energon. He even comments that his father was the ''first wheel.'' He might just be going senile. The Fallen, one of the original Thirteen, is even older and is still spry from better care over the years.
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** The [[Film/{{Transformers}} movies]] add [[GrumpyOldMan Jetfire]] to the list. Apart from being ''one of the first Transformers to ever live'', his aging is explained as from being starved of energon. He even comments that his father was the ''first wheel.'' He might wheel,'' ("What did he transform into? Nothing! But he did it with honour!") It is however conceivable that energon starvation and/or [[GoMadFromTheIsolation hiding in a museum with nobody to talk to for several years]] has made Jetfire go a bit peculiar, or that he's just be going senile.trying to mess with Sam's head when he says this. The Fallen, one of the original Thirteen, is even older and is still spry from better care over the years.
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