Who Wants to Live Forever?
, right? Everyone you know and love will age and die without you, leaving you sad and alone.
Unless, of course, everyone
This is when immortality
is granted on a large scale: to an entire civilization, or at the very least a village. Species that are naturally immortal (such as elves, usually
) fall under this as well. As such, this can sidestep some of the problems inherent to immortality
, as mentioned above. Expect outsiders to try and discover their secret. If the civilization still considers itself Blessed with Suck
, they will probably try to deter this. They are likely to be a Hidden Elf Village
Their source of immortality may be a large or mass-produced Immortality Inducer
. If their immortality involves Immortality Immorality
, may overlap with Town with a Dark Secret
. There's also the question of what type of immortality
the civilization has. Regardless, Immortal Procreation Clause
is likely to be in effect.
Anime and Manga
Live Action TV
- Digimon never really die naturally, or at all for that matter (depending on the season of course).
- The Q Continum from Star Trek has a bunch of immortal people, all pretty satsified with it. Most of them can't have kids, but one of them did.
- The Land of Immortals in the second Spellbinder series.
- The Time Lords have near-immortality; if not killed, their natural lifespan, including regenerations, lasts thousands of years.
- Highlander is about a race of immortals. As long as you don't cut off their heads, they just keep on living and never seem to age.
- The Dungeons & Dragons campaign world of Mystara had the Immortals, who filled the role in that world that the gods filled in other campaign worlds. They were numerous enough, however, to qualify for this trope.
- The Rolemaster setting Shadow World had immortal elves, fauns, Lennai, titans and K'ta'viiri.
- For unspecified reasons, inhabitants of Fallen London all have type III immortality. Disease and old age can still kill them, though, and apparently they can't come back if someone desecrates them really thoroughly, either.