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16th May '16 5:39:13 PM ThraggLootrippa
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* Archmages in Creator/{{Bungie}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' series of RealTimeTactical games are known to live for very long times. Alric, a heroic archmage from the first game, was still alive and healthy enough to stride the battlefield in armor during the second game that takes place sixty years later. Even more than this, the Fallen Lords of the title, are even older, having been heroes from a millenia ago that have undergone an inverse HeelFaceTurn due to a cosmic system of cyclic fate (though they may be reincarnations rather than long-lived individuals.) Bungie has stated in interviews that some of the most powerful wizards in the ''Myth'' universe simply cannot be KilledOffForReal, as one could chop them up, burn their bodies, mix the ashes with salt, and drag them to the four corners of the world, but if someone put them all back together again they would simply reanimate. [[spoiler:Indeed, after beheading the BigBad in the second-to-last mission in ''Myth: The Fallen Lords'', you must then use the next mission to carry his head (still alive and taunting you) to a BottomlessPit and thow it in, thus preventing its retreval and restoration.]]

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* Archmages in Creator/{{Bungie}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' series of RealTimeTactical RealTimeStrategy games are known to live for very long times. Alric, a heroic archmage from the first game, was still alive and healthy enough to stride the battlefield in armor during the second game that takes place sixty years later. Even more than this, the Fallen Lords of the title, are even older, having been heroes from a millenia ago that have undergone an inverse HeelFaceTurn due to a cosmic system of cyclic fate (though they may be reincarnations rather than long-lived individuals.) Bungie has stated in interviews that some of the most powerful wizards in the ''Myth'' universe simply cannot be KilledOffForReal, as one could chop them up, burn their bodies, mix the ashes with salt, and drag them to the four corners of the world, but if someone put them all back together again they would simply reanimate. [[spoiler:Indeed, after beheading the BigBad in the second-to-last mission in ''Myth: The Fallen Lords'', you must then use the next mission to carry his head (still alive and taunting you) to a BottomlessPit and thow it in, thus preventing its retreval and restoration.]]
11th May '16 5:46:39 AM jormis29
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* {{Exalted}} live much longer than mortal humans do, assuming nothing manages to kill them. On top of that, most kinds (except Sidereals, who have a preset death date [[BecauseDestinySaysSo due to the way their Exaltations work]]) can extend their lifespan even further through various kinds of magic.

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* {{Exalted}} ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' live much longer than mortal humans do, assuming nothing manages to kill them. On top of that, most kinds (except Sidereals, who have a preset death date [[BecauseDestinySaysSo due to the way their Exaltations work]]) can extend their lifespan even further through various kinds of magic.
12th Mar '16 7:35:33 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Inverted for the trolls of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. The lower a troll's rank on the hemospectrum, the shorter their lifespan and the more likely they are to manifest PsychicPowers.
12th Feb '16 9:27:36 PM immblueversion
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* Hades/Precht, Warrod and August from ''Manga/FairyTail'' are two of the most powerful wizards as well as the most ancient human characters in the series, and the first two are old enough to be the father of Makarov, an 88 year old man.
8th Feb '16 11:00:25 AM nighttrainfm
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** The big irony of all this is that Voldemort, the series' resident ImmortalitySeeker, [[spoiler: ends up dying in his early seventies. He could have lived decades more if he hadn't messed around with Horcruxes and world domination.]]
15th Jan '16 5:26:03 PM Josef5678
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* Archmages in {{Bungie}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' series of RealTimeTactical games are known to live for very long times. Alric, a heroic archmage from the first game, was still alive and healthy enough to stride the battlefield in armor during the second game that takes place sixty years later. Even more than this, the Fallen Lords of the title, are even older, having been heroes from a millenia ago that have undergone an inverse HeelFaceTurn due to a cosmic system of cyclic fate (though they may be reincarnations rather than long-lived individuals.) Bungie has stated in interviews that some of the most powerful wizards in the ''Myth'' universe simply cannot be KilledOffForReal, as one could chop them up, burn their bodies, mix the ashes with salt, and drag them to the four corners of the world, but if someone put them all back together again they would simply reanimate. [[spoiler:Indeed, after beheading the BigBad in the second-to-last mission in ''Myth: The Fallen Lords'', you must then use the next mission to carry his head (still alive and taunting you) to a BottomlessPit and thow it in, thus preventing its retreval and restoration.]]

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* Archmages in {{Bungie}}'s Creator/{{Bungie}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' series of RealTimeTactical games are known to live for very long times. Alric, a heroic archmage from the first game, was still alive and healthy enough to stride the battlefield in armor during the second game that takes place sixty years later. Even more than this, the Fallen Lords of the title, are even older, having been heroes from a millenia ago that have undergone an inverse HeelFaceTurn due to a cosmic system of cyclic fate (though they may be reincarnations rather than long-lived individuals.) Bungie has stated in interviews that some of the most powerful wizards in the ''Myth'' universe simply cannot be KilledOffForReal, as one could chop them up, burn their bodies, mix the ashes with salt, and drag them to the four corners of the world, but if someone put them all back together again they would simply reanimate. [[spoiler:Indeed, after beheading the BigBad in the second-to-last mission in ''Myth: The Fallen Lords'', you must then use the next mission to carry his head (still alive and taunting you) to a BottomlessPit and thow it in, thus preventing its retreval and restoration.]]
12th Nov '15 7:10:48 PM nombretomado
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* In RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/{{Sunshine}}'', the titular character has always thought of this trope as wish fulfillment. She learns from a retired professional magic handler that while most ordinary magic handlers won't notice much difference, those who are powerful and steep themselves in magic can live to be very old indeed. This is not a cheerful thought, given that TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is predicted within the next century.

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* In RobinMcKinley's Creator/RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/{{Sunshine}}'', the titular character has always thought of this trope as wish fulfillment. She learns from a retired professional magic handler that while most ordinary magic handlers won't notice much difference, those who are powerful and steep themselves in magic can live to be very old indeed. This is not a cheerful thought, given that TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is predicted within the next century.
11th Nov '15 5:12:00 PM nombretomado
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* Seems to be the case in RiversOfLondon, with last english wizard being hundred years old.

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* Seems to be the case in RiversOfLondon, ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'', with last english wizard being hundred years old.
30th Sep '15 2:25:05 PM HighCrate
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Benders and the spiritually connected seem to have better than normal life spans (Bumi is over 112 and still active, and Guru Pathik is 150 and still active), and Avatars can live even longer than them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Benders and the spiritually connected seem to have better than normal life spans (Bumi is over 112 and still active, and Guru Pathik is 150 and still active), and Avatars can live even longer than them.they do.
30th Sep '15 12:23:26 PM HighCrate
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* Mu, [[PsychicPowers espers]] from ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'', not only live longer than normal humans, but also [[YoungerThanTheyLook age slower]]. Itís implied that the more power they have, the longer they live. [[HeroicAlbino Blue]], being one of the most powerful Mu, in age of 300 still looks like a young man, when his peers seem to be in their thirties or older.

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* Mu, [[PsychicPowers espers]] from ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'', not only live longer than normal humans, but also [[YoungerThanTheyLook age slower]].more slowly]]. Itís implied that the more power they have, the longer they live. [[HeroicAlbino Blue]], being one of the most powerful Mu, in age of 300 still looks like a young man, when his peers seem to be in their thirties or older.



* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' states that Jedi tend to age slower than normal folk.

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* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' states that Jedi tend to age slower more slowly than normal folk.



* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'': The witches age far slower than humans with Serafina about 300 years old but looks about 30 while the oldest can get over 1,000 years old. This actually can be a problem as they must mate with normal men (only women can be witches) and if they fall for the man, they have to live with watching him grow old while the witch barely ages. The same with having a son, who will have only a normal lifespan.

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* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'': The witches age far slower more slowly than humans with Serafina about 300 years old but looks about 30 while the oldest can get over 1,000 years old. This actually can be a problem as they must mate with normal men (only women can be witches) and if they fall for the man, they have to live with watching him grow old while the witch barely ages. The same with having a son, who will have only a normal lifespan.



* In ZebraGirl it's stated that Wizards age slower the more magic they know - those who master it are nearly immortal. Plus they can occasionally "pull a Gandalf" to come BackFromTheDead in the right circumstances.

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* In ZebraGirl it's stated that Wizards age slower more slowly the more magic they know - those who master it are nearly immortal. Plus they can occasionally "pull a Gandalf" to come BackFromTheDead in the right circumstances.



* Elementals in ''Literature/{{Phaeton}}'' start of aging much faster than humans, then around adolecence at the same rate as humans, before finally aging much slower, this aging process is both physical and mental.

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* Elementals in ''Literature/{{Phaeton}}'' start of aging much faster than humans, then around adolecence at the same rate as humans, before finally aging much slower, more slowly, this aging process is both physical and mental.
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