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24th Dec '16 8:29:05 AM ectostar
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'''Basic Trope''': Immortality is portrayed as a bad thing which often causes much angst.
* '''Straight''': Steven becomes immortal, and is depressed and angsts about it.
* '''Exaggerated''': Steven becomes immortal, and the depression drives him insane as he suffers through endless amounts of punishment because of it.

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'''Basic Trope''': Immortality {{Immortality}} is portrayed as a bad thing which often causes much angst.
* '''Straight''': Steven Alice becomes immortal, and is depressed and angsts about it.
* '''Exaggerated''': Steven Alice becomes immortal, and the depression drives him her insane as he she suffers through endless amounts of punishment because of it.



** Steven becomes immortal and realises that there may be downsides like seeing his family die, but realises that it is a gift and only rarely succumbs to angst about it.
** Steven does not become immortal, but merely has his [[LongLived lifespan greatly extended beyond what it would normally be]]. This still causes him to angst in accordance with this trope.

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** Steven Alice becomes immortal and realises realizes that there may be downsides like seeing his her family die, but realises realizes that it is a gift and only rarely succumbs to angst about it.
** Steven Alice does not become immortal, but merely has his her [[LongLived lifespan greatly extended beyond what it would normally be]]. This still causes him her to angst in accordance with this trope.



** Steven's immortality only prevents him from death, not pain and injury, and the large amount of injuries he suffers causes him much trouble.
** Steven runs out of things to do to occupy his time with,and life becomes tedious
** As an immortal being, Steve will eventually see all of his friends wither away and die. In worst case scenario, even his children if he has any.
* '''Inverted''': LivingForeverIsAwesome
* '''Subverted''': Steven becomes immortal, and initially panics and angsts, but soon gets over it and learns to love his newfound immortality.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Until tragic things start happening and he starts seeing his immortality as a horrid curse once more.
* '''Parodied''': Steven hates being immortal... but for ridiculously trivial and petty reasons, most of which have nothing to do with immortality at all, rather than the weighty, epic reasons you'd expect.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Steven's opinions on his immortality swing wildly between the sides of the spectrum during different times in the plot.
* '''Averted''': Steven doesn't really mind his immortality much (LivingForeverIsNoBigDeal).
* '''Enforced''': The show wants to draw in teenage viewers via adding in angst, and the most convenient possible source happens to be Steven and his immortality.

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** Steven's Alice's immortality only prevents him her from death, not pain and injury, and the large amount of injuries he she suffers causes him her much trouble.
** Steven Alice runs out of things to do to occupy his her time with,and life becomes tedious
** As an immortal being, Steve will eventually see all of his her friends wither away and die. In worst case scenario, even his her children if he she has any.
* '''Inverted''': LivingForeverIsAwesome
LivingForeverIsAwesome.
* '''Subverted''': Steven Alice becomes immortal, and initially panics and angsts, but soon gets over it and learns to love his her newfound immortality.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Until tragic things start happening and he she starts seeing his her immortality as a horrid curse once more.
* '''Parodied''': Steven Alice hates being immortal... but for ridiculously trivial and petty reasons, most of which have nothing to do with immortality at all, rather than the weighty, epic reasons you'd expect.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Steven's Alice's opinions on his her immortality swing wildly between the sides of the spectrum during different times in the plot.
* '''Averted''': Steven doesn't really mind his immortality much (LivingForeverIsNoBigDeal).
LivingForeverIsNoBigDeal.
* '''Enforced''': The show wants to draw in teenage viewers via adding in angst, and the most convenient possible source happens to be Steven Alice and his her immortality.



** Steven becomes immortal, knows bad things'll probably happen because of it, and starts his angsting in advance.
** Steven either hasn't lived long enough to have an opinion either way or he thinks LivingForeverIsAwesome until a villain forcibly invokes AndIMustScream on him.
* '''Exploited''': Steven is promised death as part of a deal he would never take for any sort of conventional reward.
* '''Defied''': Steven becomes immortal and actively resists angsting over it because he knows it won't help anything.

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** Steven Alice becomes immortal, knows bad things'll things will probably happen because of it, and starts his her angsting in advance.
** Steven Alice either hasn't lived long enough to have an opinion either way or he she thinks LivingForeverIsAwesome until a villain forcibly invokes AndIMustScream on him.
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* '''Exploited''': Steven Alice is promised death as part of a deal he she would never take for any sort of conventional reward.
* '''Defied''': Steven Alice becomes immortal and actively resists angsting over it because he she knows it won't help anything.



* '''Conversed''': Steven is scared of death, and mutters about how ungrateful fictional characters are when they become immortal.

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* '''Conversed''': Steven Alice is scared of death, and mutters about how ungrateful fictional characters are when they become immortal.



** Steven prevents the heat death of the universe by remaining as the only source of power and mass. It isn't comfortable, but at least he was able to preserve a small piece of the universe.
** By the time the heat death kicks in, Steven is [[StrongerWithAge godlike enough]] to press "RESET" on the Universe.
--> "[[Creator/IsaacAsimov The consciousness of Steven encompassed all of what had once been a Universe and brooded over what was now Chaos. Step by step, it must be done. And Steven said, Let there be light, and there was light.]]"

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** Steven Alice prevents the heat death of the universe by remaining as the only source of power and mass. It isn't comfortable, but at least he she was able to preserve a small piece of the universe.
** By the time the heat death kicks in, Steven Alice is [[StrongerWithAge godlike enough]] to press "RESET" on the Universe.
--> "[[Creator/IsaacAsimov The consciousness of Steven Alice encompassed all of what had once been a Universe and brooded over what was now Chaos. Step by step, it must be done. And Steven Alice said, Let there be light, and there was light.]]"



** ...Until a disaster wipes out the little bit of universe he's been sustaining, leaving him in TheNothingAfterDeath, forever.

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** ...Until a disaster wipes out the little bit of universe he's she's been sustaining, leaving him her in TheNothingAfterDeath, forever.



* '''Played For Laughs''': Steven becomes immortal, and goes through a series of over-the top, [[AmusingInjuries amusingly]] [[ButtMonkey painful]] events, mourning his condition all the way.
* '''Played For Drama''': Steven eventually becomes cold, bitter and disassociated from humanity as everyone he knows dies, everything he knows changes around him. He begins to view himself as not human and those around him as objects for his amusement.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Steven Alice becomes immortal, and goes through a series of over-the top, [[AmusingInjuries amusingly]] [[ButtMonkey painful]] events, mourning his her condition all the way.
* '''Played For Drama''': Steven Alice eventually becomes cold, bitter and disassociated from humanity as everyone he she knows dies, everything he she knows changes around him. He her. she begins to view himself herself as not human and those around him her as objects for his amusement. her amusement.
28th Mar '16 8:36:57 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* '''Averted''': Steven doesn't really mind his immortality much.

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* '''Averted''': Steven doesn't really mind his immortality much.much (LivingForeverIsNoBigDeal).
27th Sep '15 10:47:58 PM manat31790
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** Steven is outspokenly proud of being immortal.
27th Sep '15 10:47:24 PM manat31790
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** Steven is outright proud of being immortal.

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** Steven is outright outspokenly proud of being immortal.
27th Sep '15 10:47:06 PM manat31790
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** Steven is outright proud of being immortal.
26th Jun '15 7:18:30 PM BURGINABC
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* '''Downplayed''': Steven becomes immortal and realises that there may be downsides like seeing his family die, but realises that it is a gift and only rarely succumbs to angst about it.

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* '''Downplayed''': Steven '''Downplayed''':
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**Steven does not become immortal, but merely has his [[LongLived lifespan greatly extended beyond what it would normally be]]. This still causes him to angst in accordance with this trope.
29th Apr '15 4:13:12 AM Alhazred
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* '''Invoked''': Steven becomes immortal, knows bad things'll probably happen because of it, and starts his angsting in advance.
* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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Steven becomes immortal, knows bad things'll probably happen because of it, and starts his angsting in advance.
** Steven either hasn't lived long enough to have an opinion either way or he thinks LivingForeverIsAwesome until a villain forcibly invokes AndIMustScream on him.
* '''Exploited''': ???Steven is promised death as part of a deal he would never take for any sort of conventional reward.
9th Jul '13 8:50:14 PM ZachValkyrie
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--> And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Steven moved upon the face of the waters. And Steven said, Let there be light, and there was light.

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--> And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit "[[Creator/IsaacAsimov The consciousness of Steven moved upon the face encompassed all of the waters.what had once been a Universe and brooded over what was now Chaos. Step by step, it must be done. And Steven said, Let there be light, and there was light.]]"
7th Jul '13 5:57:14 AM VPhantom
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* '''Deconstructed''': Steven prevents the heat death of the universe by remaining as the only source of power and mass. It isn't comfortable, but at least he was able to preserve a small piece of the universe.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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Steven prevents the heat death of the universe by remaining as the only source of power and mass. It isn't comfortable, but at least he was able to preserve a small piece of the universe.



-> And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Steven moved upon the face of the waters. And Steven said, Let there be light, and there was light.

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-> --> And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Steven moved upon the face of the waters. And Steven said, Let there be light, and there was light.



*** Wait, what disaster? It's a heat-dead universe, nothing can happen in it. If disasters happen in this universe, it's not heat-dead.
7th Jul '13 2:00:13 AM aurora369
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-> And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Steven moved upon the face of the waters. And Steven said, Let there be light, and there was light.
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