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25th Apr '17 3:47:45 PM ZimFan89
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** [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack2017 Season 5]] picks up after a 50 year TimeSkip, and one of the first things that happens is the revelation that as a consequence of Jack being pulled from his own time in the pilot, he hasn't aged at all in that time. His consistent failure to defeat Aku in all that time, and the prospect of spending an eternity in this BadFuture, has by now long since driven him to the edge of the DespairEventHorizon.
14th Apr '17 6:39:45 PM eroock
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'''Angel:''' Exactly. I'm dying to get rid of that.\\

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'''Angel:''' Exactly. I'm dying to get rid of that.\\
14th Apr '17 6:39:17 PM eroock
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-- ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''


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9th Apr '17 8:57:43 AM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' adventure [=GW6=] ''Alpha Factor''. The mutant flying squirrels known as [[RockyAndBullwinkle Rakees]] are extremely difficult to kill. They've lived so long that that they're constantly trying to end their lives, such as by attacking adventurers in the hope that they'll be killed.

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* ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' adventure [=GW6=] ''Alpha Factor''. The mutant flying squirrels known as [[RockyAndBullwinkle [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rakees]] are extremely difficult to kill. They've lived so long that that they're constantly trying to end their lives, such as by attacking adventurers in the hope that they'll be killed.
28th Mar '17 10:18:47 AM crazysamaritan
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* Cain, [[WordOfDante who is sometimes conflated with the Wandering Jew]], may be considered an example. After killing his brother, the Lord promises that anyone who harms him (which may include [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Cain himself]]) will suffer God's wrath. He places a mark on Cain, so that everyone will know to leave him alone. Although not explicitly immortal, this guarantees that Cain will have a long time to suffer for his crime.

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* Cain, [[WordOfDante who is sometimes conflated with the Wandering Jew]], may be considered an example. After killing his brother, the Lord promises that anyone who harms him (which may include [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Cain himself]]) himself) will suffer God's wrath. He places a mark on Cain, so that everyone will know to leave him alone. Although not explicitly immortal, this guarantees that Cain will have a long time to suffer for his crime.



* Myth/GreekMythology: Eos asked Zeus to grant her lover Tithonus immortality, but neglected to ask for eternal youth to go with it, and apparently Zeus was not in an especially giving mood when he granted her request. The result is that Tithonus shriveled away into increasing decrepitude. In some versions of the story, Eos eventually shut him up in a room with shining doors to babble endlessly in his senility, too weak to move; in other versions, he ultimately became a cicada, eternally living and begging for death.

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Eos asked Zeus to grant her lover Tithonus immortality, but neglected to ask for eternal youth to go with it, and apparently Zeus was not in an especially giving mood when he granted her request. The result is that Tithonus shriveled away into increasing decrepitude. In some versions of the story, Eos eventually shut him up in a room with shining doors to babble endlessly in his senility, too weak to move; in other versions, he ultimately became a cicada, eternally living and begging for death.
19th Mar '17 10:59:18 AM Vir
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* ''SamuraiJack'' had the Lava Monster, who was explicitly ''cursed'' with immortality. Originally a great viking warrior, his people were slaughtered by Aku, and, as a final act of cruelty, Aku decided not to kill the viking, but instead trapped him inside an unbreakable crystal, to prevent him from ever rejoining his people in Valhalla. Over the millenia, the viking learned to shape the rock and magma around him into a new body, and constructed a maze of traps and hazards for the sole purpose of drawing in a warrior powerful enough to defeat and kill him in battle.

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* ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' had the Lava Monster, who was explicitly ''cursed'' with immortality. Originally a great viking warrior, his people were slaughtered by Aku, and, as a final act of cruelty, Aku decided not to kill the viking, but instead trapped him inside an unbreakable crystal, to prevent him from ever rejoining his people in Valhalla. Over the millenia, the viking learned to shape the rock and magma around him into a new body, and constructed a maze of traps and hazards for the sole purpose of drawing in a warrior powerful enough to defeat and kill him in battle.
6th Mar '17 3:44:53 PM margdean56
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* This is the fate of Jack (of the Lantern). He was a evil man who tricked the Devil into being trapped in a tree by putting a holy symbol on the trunk whilst the Devil was in the tree. Jack would only allow the Devil down if he promised never to bring Jack into Hell. The Devil agreed. However, since Jack couldn't enter Heaven (remember, he was evil), he had no where to go after he died. The Devil gave him an ember of Hell to light his way, which Jack kept in a hollowed-out turnip. (Since pumpkins were more plentiful and easier to carve, they became the vessel in which the ember was kept.) Jack is now cursed to wander forever, carrying his lantern, a Jack-o-Lantern.

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* This is the fate of Jack (of the Lantern). He was a evil man who tricked the Devil into being trapped in a tree by putting a holy symbol on the trunk whilst the Devil was in the tree. Jack would only allow the Devil down if he promised never to bring Jack into Hell. The Devil agreed. However, since Jack couldn't enter Heaven (remember, he was evil), he had no where nowhere to go after he died. The Devil gave him an ember of Hell to light his way, which Jack kept in a hollowed-out turnip. (Since pumpkins were more plentiful and easier to carve, they became the vessel in which the ember was kept.) Jack is now cursed to wander forever, carrying his lantern, a Jack-o-Lantern.
25th Feb '17 8:32:03 PM Drgonzo
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** The Space Marines avert this in a way: It's stated in the ''Horus Heresy'' novels that they are ''functionally'' immortal, meaning they will never die of age or infirmity. However, every Astartes has already accepted that they will die in battle. The question is raised at least once of what the marines would do with themselves if the Great Crusade ever ended, but events made the whole question academic anyway.
25th Feb '17 8:26:21 PM Drgonzo
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** Speaking of the Emperor, he might have a harsh word or two about his immortality. [[AndIMustScream If he was able to talk, that is...]]
12th Jan '17 6:16:31 PM MeteoXavier
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** It's been shown that concepts of an eternal suffering in Hell are not actually canon to Christian theology. Originally, it was supposed to mean that being denied heaven meant that your soul was destroyed (and likely reduced to the soul's primary energy which theoretically brings it up to the possibility of being reincarnated). Elements of what Christians teach as the typical eternal damnation and brimstone are said to have come from other things like Dante's Inferno and John Milton's Paradise Lost as a means for churches to control people through fear. This would make far more sense than an omnipowerful, all-loving God creating a space that even it somehow is not present in and having his children suffer infinitely for finite punishments.
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