History Main / WizardsLiveLonger

31st Aug '16 3:53:53 AM PRH
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Subtrope of WeAreAsMayflies, though it may not extend that far. Whether this is [[WhoWantsToLiveForever straight up immortality]] or merely a few tidy extra decades (or centuries), it certainly is a nice bonus -- assuming you don't get killed in action. Universes where CastFromHitPoints and CastFromLifespan are in play are less likely to have this hold true.

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Subtrope of WeAreAsMayflies, though it may not extend that far. Whether this is [[WhoWantsToLiveForever [[TheAgeless straight up immortality]] or merely a few tidy extra decades (or centuries), it certainly is a nice bonus -- assuming you don't get killed in action. Universes where CastFromHitPoints and CastFromLifespan are in play are less likely to have this hold true.
3rd Aug '16 12:50:39 AM shadowmanwkp
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** Then again, Aegwynn (Medivh's mother) was still fertile after a thousand years. This troper is fairly sure that her use of magic didn't do much to age her...

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** Then again, Aegwynn (Medivh's mother) was still fertile after a thousand years. This troper is fairly sure that her Her use of magic didn't do much to age her...her.
19th Jun '16 1:15:23 PM thatother1dude
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* Leonard Powers of ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' is over 400 years old, and looks every decade of it. His "apprentice" is 50 and appears to be a young teenager.
** His ''older'' brother, a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody of]] Chris Angel, looks much more youthful than he does... Yeah, Leonard is not a very good wizard.

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* Leonard Powers of ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' is over 400 years old, and [[ElderlyImmortal looks every decade of it. it]]. His "apprentice" is 50 and [[OlderThanTheyLook appears to be a young teenager.
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teenager]]. His ''older'' brother, a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody of]] Chris Angel, [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty looks much more youthful than he does...does]]... Yeah, Leonard is not a very good wizard.
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.
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