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->''"Fifty years have passed. But, I do not age. Time has lost its effect on me..."''
-->-- '''Jack''', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''

This character is {{Immortal|ity}}, but not because they are {{Nigh Invulnerabil|ity}}e or can regenerate any injury. They are immortal because they don't age, nor do they usually sicken. This character will never die from ''natural'' causes. However, they are just as vulnerable to injury as a normal person, and any normally fatal injury will prove fatal to them as well. This is frequently a racial trait of [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] and almost always a feature of {{robot}}s and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]].

Of course, this trope can be combined with many other ImmortalityTropes, particularly NighInvulnerability. Characters that are extremely difficult to kill while also unable to age provides convenience for [[LongRunners long-running series]], and can also give [[SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat villains credibility in terms of threat]] (an EvilOverlord that can rule the Earth ''forever'' is clearly more threatening than one with average human lifespan).

Frequently overlaps with ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty. Also frequently overlaps with immortality by HealingFactor/FromASingleCell, to the point it's more unusual to find someone with a Healing Factor ''without'' slowed or stopped aging than one with it. If this trope is combined with NighInvulnerability and taken [[UpToEleven to its logical extreme]], it may become CompleteImmortality.

Compare LongLived, ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. Contrast LifeDrinker, which involves stealing lifeforce from victims to maintain immortality, rather than the non-aging being an innate trait to begin with.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] in ''Manga/{{Happiness}}'' donít seem to age in a few years or so.
* ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'': Zeno looks exactly the same now as he did when he first became the Yellow Dragon, which happened [[spoiler:two thousand years ago.]]
* Sasori from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', because he turned himself into a puppet.
* Edermask from ''Webcomic/{{Magician}}''. Not even he knows exactly why.
* The Innovators, artificial humans from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' whose aging is controlled by gene manipulation and nanomachines.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Master Roshi and his sister Fortuneteller Baba are this, both having drank from the Fountain of Youth.
** King Piccolo first mentioned wanting to wish for eternal youth from Shenron so he could rule the world forever, and gets it. The Funimation dub changed his wish to just having his youth ''restored'' (he was even stated to be holding back against Goku at first because fighting at full strength makes him age faster). According to Daizenshuu 2, Piccolo Jr. inherited this from him.
** Androids #17 , #18, and #20 are this due to their {{cyborg}} status. #17 and #18 were captured as runaway teenage humans and turned into this by Dr. Gero's experiments (though they actually ''do'' age, just very slowly compared to normal humans), whereas Gero had his own brain transferred into the robotic #20 body.
** While Saiyans aren't immortal, their aging process is similar to the Androids (much, much slower than humans). According to Vegeta, Saiyans stay young until they're 80, which would explain why Goku doesn't look any older than his adult son Gohan. It's a bit of a subversion though, since Saiyans still have a short life expectancy; due to their status as a ProudWarriorRace, they usually tend to die in battle more often than not, and sure enough, all the main Saiyan characters have died [[DeathIsCheap at least once]].
%%* The case for gods in the ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' series.
* In ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'', the Zentraedi apparently have biological immortality due to a protoculture-based genetic engineering, despite having a life expectancy lower than humans due to being a ProudWarriorRace and MartyrdomCulture.
* The demons of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' appear to be this. There's some indication that they ''do'' age, but if so it's very slowly--they look the same age even over a span of 60 years.
* Seine from ''Manga/HekikaiNoAiON''. Sadly, she's stuck forever in [[NotGrowingUpSucks a 15-years-old body]].
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** A common trait of the [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human]] {{Magitek}} programs in the series, such as the Wolkenritter, Reinforce, Agito, and the Materials. Whether or not they overlap with other forms of immortality varies, but all of them have lived since the days of Ancient Belka, with their apparent age changing only if they want it to.
** ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' introduces King Ixpellia. She has the same child-looking appearance she has now as she did when she ruled as Garea's figurehead king hundreds of years ago, although it is unknown if she has any other form of immortality since she's kept away from the front lines.
* The enigmatic magician Clow Reed from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', and ''Manga/XxxHolic'' maintained his fairly youthful appearance for the duration of his several-centuries-long life with his vast powers. His apparent counterpart, the Dimension witch Yuuko Ichihara, is similarly unaging, [[spoiler:although the reason for it in her case is because Clow Reed [[PowerIncontinence accidentally]] trapped her in a state where she's neither truly dead nor alive.]]
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Mytho never ages after he escapes from the [[ShowWithinAShow Story Within The Story]] into the real world.
* In ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion 3.0'', this is apparently a side effect of [[spoiler:piloting an Eva: the pilot's physical age is fixed at that point. This results in a 28-year-old Asuka and Mari still having the 14-year-old bodies they had in the last film. Asuka refers to it as "the Curse of Eva".]]
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the Hobby-Hobby Fruit's main power is to turn people into toys, but it also has the side-effect of halting the aging process, effectively granting eternal youth. The current user, [[spoiler: Sugar of the Donquxote Pirates]], ate it as a child, and thus still is one physically.
* In ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'', all Mibu clan members share this trait to certain degree. [[spoiler: Tokito, a member of Taishirou is this due to a technique that reverse her age and stop her growth to halt deadly disease in her body.]]
* All Crimson Denizens and Flame Hazes are this in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' and the protagonist is a special case who get this status due to treasure tool called Midnight Lost Child.
* In ''Anime/TweenyWitches'', Eva and Sheila were punished by being made ageless. Arusu didn't see what was so bad about that, until they pointed out that since they can't grow up, they can't reach their full magical potential, not to mention they won't be able to do adult stuff like get married.
* Nanahoshi of ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' has not aged since [[spoiler:she was teleported from Japan]]. She highlights just how unusual her state is by the fact that her hair and finger nails haven't grown at all since that day. However she is still able to become sick and so limits her contact with people who might carry diseases for which she lacks an immunity.
* Jinbei Shishido from ''Manga/UQHolder'' ate the flesh of a mermaid 1400 years ago. He doesn't age but he can be injured, so he's covered in scars.
* Adolf K. Weismann [[spoiler: a.k.a. Yashiro Isana]] from ''Anime/{{K}}''. He became the Silver King at age 23, seventy years ago, and hasn't aged since then. He's also [[FromASingleCell invulnerable]], though someone does manage to [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe steal his body]] and toss him from the sky with his memories gone]]...
* ''Manga/KnightsOfSidonia'':
** The Immortal Council that rules ''Sidonia'' from the shadows, as well as the ''Sidonia's'' Captain. Apparently the ''Sidonia'' invented a drug that completely halts aging if regularly taken, however if an "immortal" stops taking this drug, they start to age at a regular pace once again. The existence of this Council and their drug is kept secret from all but the highest-ranking ''Sidonia'' crew.
** By implication, the main character Nagate Tanikaze as well due to his enhanced healing ability. Part of the reason he is constantly sent on life-threatening missions is that the immortal council objects to having an immortal who is ''not'' part of the council running around, not least of which because it could threaten the secret of their existence.
* One of the mysteries surrounding the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' villain Vermouth is the fact that she has apparently not aged in at least two decades. Jodie Starling, who encountered Vermouth as a child and again as an adult, and Yukiko Kudo, a longtime friend before discovering Vermouth's true nature, both remark upon this fact. Vermouth ''is'' a MasterOfDisguise, but she seems to have used this to ''hide'' her lack of aging, such as by posing as her own daughter after FakingTheDead for her original public persona.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Elves in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' (except for [[spoiler:the Wolfriders, who for most of their history were more likely to die in battle with humans anyway]]) do not die of old age, however, sickness occasionally happens, e.g. [[spoiler: Krim's first child died as an infant.]]
* Many immortals of the Franchise/DCUniverse, including the ComicBook/NewGods and the [[ComicBook/WonderWoman Amazons]].
* In the world of ''Felarya'', ''everyone'' has this due to the magical properties of the world. Unfortunately for those who come to Felarya seeking immortality, it it [[DeathWorld very easy to die there.]]
* The ComicBook/MartianManhunter, like all Martians, ages much slower than humans do, as he is several hundred years old and is still in his prime.
* Comicbook/DoctorStrange got into a fight with Death itself, accepted its inevitability, surrendered to it, and CameBackStrong. He is told that, as a result, "death may only come from without, in battle -- and not from within."
* From the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, ComicBook/NickFury. His brand of immortality stems from the Infinity Formula, for which he was the lab rat during World War 2 (without his consent, he was half-dead at the time, having just stepped on a landmine). The formula took about a quarter of a century to work on his biology, and now, although being nominally 90 years old (born 1917-1918) he is physically in his 40s, 50s tops and will not age another day. He can however be wounded, and presumably killed; nobody really achieved that, since he's ColonelBadass, with an EyepatchOfPower. Then, it's revealed that the formula's effects have faded. Then, again, he becomes even more this.
* Nick Fury's ArchEnemy Baron Strucker, the leader of the terrorist organization HYDRA, also has repressed aging thanks to a serum.
* {{ComicBook/Blade}}, who has the appearance of a man in his 30s has been active since at least the 1970s, and has shown no signs of aging since due to being half vampire.
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica ages far more slowly due to the super soldier serum in his veins, but can die like anyone else. His ex-sidekick, Bucky Barnes, was injected with the same Infinity Formula (in fact, it was the last of it) as Nick Fury, but is as vulnerable as your average soldier.
* ComicBook/BlackWidow has slowed ageing thanks to an experimental formula used on her.
* A number of entities in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', starting with the Endless (who are {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of primal concepts and can be killed through extraordinary means, but will be reborn as another "aspect" of themselves with a slightly different appearance and personality) on down through gods, angels, and devils, who can die because GodNeedsPrayerBadly but not because of aging, and down to folks like Hob Gadling, who is otherwise totally human but does not age and cannot die due to a bet between Dream and Death. Some immortals don't even know ''why'' they don't age; they just ''don't''.
* In some continuities Franchise/{{Superman}} doesn't really age at all (''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''), while in others he does, but at a somewhat slower rate than everyone else and usually with white hair around his temples and just a few wrinkles to show for it (''Earth 2'', ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'').

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Like in canon, all the countries are this. Germany, Italy, and Japan all look 20 despite them being 1054, 2484, and 3284 years old respectively. That, and they are also ''[[NighInvulnerability really]]'' [[NighInvulnerability hard to kill]].
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Natasha who, as per canon, is biologically immortal.
** Other recipients of the Infinity Formula, such as [[spoiler: Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel, tempted by Fury with its regenerative properties]] also qualify.
** [[spoiler: Lily as the White Phoenix of the Crown.]]
** [[spoiler: Sinister]] hasn't aged in at least a century. Comments he makes about having traveled the Silk Road suggest he's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
* [[spoiler: The Genesis Samurais]] from ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'', who haven't aged for over two-thousand years.
* The Flutter Ponies in ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds'', meaning that after the [[spoiler: [[YearInsideHourOutside 1500 years that have passed for Equestria compared to 20 for Earth]]]], those friends of Megan's are still around. The same is true of the Princess Ponies, but in their case it's because of the Heart of Ponyland [[ImmortalityInducer sustaining them]]. Apparently so do the Bushwoolies that serve as their honor guards[[spoiler:, and Katrina and Rep.]]
* Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor in ''FanFic/HarmonysWarriors'', who both appear the same age in ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain Equestria]]'' (which is set in the 1940s), ''[[Film/XMenFirstClass X-Questrians: First Class]]'' (set in the 1970s) and all the present day stories. Apparently, this is due to [[Main/SuperSerum a serum]] Twilight had created.
* Explicitly stated to be the case for almost everyone in ''Sailor Moon: Legends of Lightstorm''. All Sailor Scouts and Justice Champions are clearly stated to be biologically immortal (including the two title characters), and absolutely everyone was this way during the Silver Millennium.
* MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover fic ''Fanfic/BloodAndRevolution'' has various people along a scale of immortality; it seems the daiyoukai, vampires, dragons, tsukumogami, and other super-mortals fall into this category, as there are some who are millennia old and vulnerable to injury but haven't aged. This means that Sesshoumaru, Kenshin, Aoshi, Hiko, Kenji, Yukito, Shun, Hana, and Abel at least are TheAgeless.
* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', anyone who becomes the MacguffinGuardian of the Rainbows of Light and Darkness becomes this trope, starting with the Moochick and Spike's most ancient ancestor Heathspike. The Moochick eventually passed guardianship to the Paradise Ponies while Heathspike died in battle, sadly resulting in Darkness falling into Tirek's hands. The Paradise Ponies only died when they willingly left and gave up their role or [[spoiler:Discord destroyed the Element of Trust and deactivated the Rainbow of Light]], though they aged naturally after that. Even the Shards of the Rainbow of Light can offer a lengthened lifespan to those who can access their power, but it seems being an ageless immortal is reserved for the actual guardian.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Shinji, Asuka, Touji and Hikari are permanently stuck in fourteen-years-old bodies due to their powers stolen from [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos eldritch abominations]]. Misato noticed this when [[spoiler:she got old, but neither Touji nor Hikari aged.]]
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato]] never age after [[spoiler:their ascension to godhood.]] Their human bodies are permanently fourteen-years-old.
* In ''Fanfic/RanmaSaotomeChiMaster'', Ranma's guru no longer ages, thanks to her ability to convert her chi and shen into ching.
* In the RWBY/Hetalia crossover ''FanFic/WeightOfTheWorld'', [[spoiler: the Remnant nation-tans are this, along with [[BornAgainImmortality Born-Again Immortals]]. Once they reach a certain age they stop aging, and can live forever unless they receive a mortal wound or their Kingdom falls.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheFountain'': Tom Creo has lived for 500 years without aging by eating the bark of a special tree.
* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', drinking from the HolyGrail grants you this form of immortality. There's a downside, however: [[spoiler:The elderly crusader explains that yes, you live forever - but only so long as you remain in the grail's sacred area. You must drink from the Grail periodically to rejuvenate yourself (hence why Indy and his dad aren't immortal despite drinking from it). Since it can't be taken from its sacred area, obviously you need to stay relatively close to that area to keep drinking from it.]]
* ''Film/InTime'' features a humanity that has stopped the aging process, freezing everyone's age and physical abilities at 25. Time itself has replaced money as currency, meaning that the poor live day to day, while the rich can effectively become immortal.
* Willie Wonka in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is at most ten years younger than Grandpa Joe, and may be older than him, yet looks about 35. He apparently is aging very slowly, as he found his FirstGrayHair a few months before the start of events in the movie. He may have discovered the FountainOfYouth while trying to create some kind of strange candy.
* John [[PunnyName Oldman]] from ''Film/TheManFromEarth'' says he is this, as he claims to be a [[TimeAbyss 14,000 year old caveman]] who has survived until the current day while looking about 35 for no particular reason except he just hasn't died. He has no idea if he has a HealingFactor or not (having avoided situations where he could test that) although he does know that he doesn't scar. [[spoiler:After initially claiming that he was lying all along, the last few minutes of the movie reveal that he is at least old enough to ''literally'' be the father of a colleague who looks to be in his 60s or 70s.]]
* The puppets in ''Film/PuppetMaster'' are brought to life by an ancient Egyptian spell found by Andre Toulon. The spell apparently works on humans as well, but they are only invulnerable to aging. This also applies to the puppets as they can be damaged to the point of death.
* In the 2010 ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', Io was cursed by the gods with agelessness. She mentions the burden of [[WhoWantsToLiveForever living on while her loved ones grew old and died]].
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
*** [[BigBad Sebastian Shaw]], whose energy-absorbing powers keep him young... somehow.
*** Also Raven Darkholme to a point, who ages at a very slow rate due to the ability of her cells to alter their function, which makes more sense than Shaw's immortality in the framework of the established rules of the universe.
** Logan already being roughly 130 years old in 1962, and only appearing around thirty-five, when a young Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr attempt to recruit him in a bar. ''Forty years'' before he ends up actually joining the X-Men.

* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'':
** The elves have an unending lifespan until the world ends, have the vigor and strength of a human in his prime even when thousands of years old (though they may outwardly age under years of torture, as Gwindor in ''Silm''), and do not get sick. They only die if slain or by wasting away from grief. Even death isn't always permanent; after an elf's spirit has spent some years in the Halls of Waiting, if they have thoroughly repented and learned from any sins they comitted, they get re-embodied -- this, however, is not an inherent power but a grace provided by the Valar (the godlike archangels of Arda).[[note]]The only "aging" they experience is "fading," which slowly turns them intangible but takes tens of thousands of years to even start. But this only happens to those who stay in Middle-earth, and it isn't clear that it's anything inherent to the elves themselves.[[/note]]
** Ainur (Valar and Maiar) are ageless within the world, and will continue in perfect youth until the end of the world.
** Ents are just as long-lived as elves, as Treebeard explains to the hobbits. They have a tendency to get sleepy and tree-like, but they never age.
** In the Blessed Realm of Aman, all animal and plant life remains in a state of youthful adulthood after reaching maturity. The Hounds of Oromë, which [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane may or may not just be dogs]], are as ageless as elves.
** Dragons can be killed but they never die from natural causes. They aren't exactly ageless, but they only get StrongerWithAge.
* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': All vampires are immortal and nearly invulnerable although they can still die by staking, fire, or sunlight, and serious wounds or lack of blood can weaken them.
* Morc, in the ''De Dannan Isles'' books.
* The sorcerers of ''Literature/TheBelgariad''.
* The Immortals of Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' books, which include creatures from centaurs to dragons. First seen in ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin wait for it]]) ''Literature/TheImmortals'' quartet.
* The Amber Royalty from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' are mostly this. They are quite tough and regenerate better than humans, but it's a very slow process (it takes four years to [[spoiler:grow back burnt out eyes]], for example). Serious wounds definitely can kill them, which happens on several occasions.
* The Remillard Clan from Julian May's ''Literature/GalacticMilieu'' series. Each one appears to stop getting older at a different age. They have minor regenerative powers, but they can still be seriously injured or killed.
* The majority of the Wilds from Creator/TrudiCanavan's ''Literature/TheAgeOfTheFive'' trilogy fall into this category. The most extreme example is [[spoiler: The Gull - the oldest of the Wilds, who has the physical body of a prepubescent child]].
* In the ''Literature/{{Indigo}}'' series, may be true of Indigo and [[NonhumanSidekick Grimya]]--they do not age, but even they don't know whether they can be killed by injury or disease. At one point, Indigo is seriously ill and comatose, and Grimya worries that [[FateWorseThanDeath she will remain delirious forever]] if the disease "kills" her. (Indigo recovers, and the question is never resolved.)
* ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'':
** The Returned can continue to live indefinitely if they are supplied with [[LifeEnergy Breath]] once per week but are otherwise as vulnerable to injury as anybody else, [[spoiler: as poor Blushweaver discovered]].
** ''Anyone'' can live indefinitely if they have the Fifth Heightening or above, and in fact it's explained that the Returned immortality works like it does because a Returned has a single, immensely powerful breath that puts them automatically at this stage (People with less than that age more slowly, but the Fifth Heightening is when it stops completely). It's actually better than being a Returned since such people don't need a constant supply of Breath to live (though they do need to gather a lot of Breath in the first place to ''reach'' the heightening, their bodies don't consume it once they have it and they can use it indefinitely).
* The Immortal Vermin of Creator/BruceCoville's ''Literature/MagicShop'' series are this type. In ''Literature/JenniferMurdleysToad'', Bufo, the first of the Immortal Vermin to appear, says he can be killed, but barring such an incident, he will live forever. Jerome and Roxanne, the youngest of the Immortal Vermin, inform the protagonists of ''Literature/TheSkullOfTruth'' and ''Literature/JulietDoveQueenOfLove'' of their status as "killable, but otherwise undying". (It may also be mentioned in the updated version of ''Literature/TheMonstersRing''.)
* In ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'' the title character is immortal but can be killed by anything from a dragon to a stray arrow.
* Norna-Gest from the Old Norse ''Literature/TaleOfNornaGest'' gains this kind of immortality by exploiting the ExactWords of a [[CurseEscapeClause norn's curse]].
* Dragons in ''Literature/TheObsidianTrilogy'' are this. They do not age or get ill, but they can be injured and killed. If they chose to bond with a human or elven mage, they will also die when their bondmate does.
* In ''[[http://www.amazon.com/third-millennium-history-world-2000-3000/dp/0283992115 The Third Millenium: A History Of The World 2000 - 3000 A.D.]]'', The Emortals and Starpeople achieve temporary biological immortality through genetic engineering and the rejuvenation procedure; most who don't die by accident will eventually die from a failed rejuvenation, but they typically remain youthful to about age 400 - 500.
* In Creator/LoisDuncan's ''Locked in Time'', Lisette and her children have eternal youth but not eternal life.
* The Lord Ruler from ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}''. He can store up youth and health [[spoiler: by using Feruchemy]] for later consumption, making him both ageless and virtually impervious to injury. [[spoiler: In the end, [[ActionGirl Vin]] kills him by tearing away his storages - so she almost literally rips the vitality out of him]].
** Also the kandra, at least as far as we know, they are also rather tricky to kill by injury due to their ability to close wounds using their shapeshifting powers, the best way to kill them seems to be acid.
* The ''Literature/AlexBenedict'' novel ''Polaris'' has the scientist Dunnager, who was seeking a way to halt the aging process and was reportedly very close to succeeding when he mysteriously vanished without a trace and his lab burned down. [[spoiler:It turns out he did succeed, and a number of people rendered ageless by his work conspired to keep it secret]].
* In ''Literature/DirgeForPresterJohn'', no one who drinks from the Fountain three times will age beyond their third visit.
* In Max Frei's ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'':
** Khrebels, the pure spirits. Effectively immortal, possibly vulnerable only to the destruction of their world.
** As the mysterious World's Heart pierces the planet like a rod, two entities inhabit the ends - the Spirit of Kholomi in Echo and an unnamed entity on the opposite end. Both are probably immortal unless the world is destroyed.
** Pure-blooded elves. This doesn't extend to their offspring with other sentients, leading to dramatic scenarios and the creation of Kharumba.
** True Magic users of sufficient power, e.g. Maba Kalokh.
** Ancient Magisters, e.g. Khabba Khän.
* The controlling entities in Iar Elterrus' ''9 Swords'' {{Multiverse}} are each split into Will, Power and Knowledge. While Knowledge incarnates as one of the eponymous Swords and is [[CompleteImmortality indestructible and immortal]], Power incarnates as an ageless dragon. In contrast, Will incarnates as a mortal human, which means that every coming of the entity has the same Power and Knowledge driven by a new Will.
* In Vadim Panov's ''Literature/SecretCity'':
** Nav', although mortal and with some {{WeaksauceWeakness}}es.
** Divine Lords of Tat'. While vulnerable to both regular and magical harm, their power levels and personal brands of TakingYouWithMe which inflict damage on geological scale serve as a strong deterrent.
** Possibly the Asura, although their surviving contemporaries, Nav' and Tat', are unreliable sources of information at best.
** The last couple of Osara, [[HiveQueen king and queen]] of the common Os'. This is at least partially caused by Nav' meddling.
** "Flying Dutchman's" crew - they are ageless and maybe truly immortal until they either voluntarily leave the ship or fulfill the CurseEscapeClause.
* Various elves in contemporary russian fiction, too many to count.
* The huntresses of Artemis in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' have this when the young girls swear their lives to the goddess, age can't kill them. Only if they fall in battle can they die.
* [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] from ''The Picture of Dorian Gray'' had this because his painting aged and took the physical effect of his sins instead of him, though NoImmortalInertia kicked in when his SoulJar was destroyed. It should be noted that only his physical appearance was immune to aging; his body incurred the ravages inflicted by his hedonistic lifestyle.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/DreadCompanion'', Kosgro observes that the people in this world do not die unless killed. Kilda contrasts this with very long-lived but still mortal aliens that she knows of.
* In the ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' and ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', warlocks are this. They do not age after reaching adulthood, but are not significantly more resistant to physical injury than humans. This is also implied to be the case with the Fair Folk. Vampires are a little closer to {{Immortality}}, as they possess HealingFactor, although they can still be killed, most obviously by sunlight.
* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', all of humanity has achieved this through a one-time medical treatment called Cellular Regeneration (or CR). Usually overlaps with ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty, since most opt to have the procedure done in their early 20s in order to forever retain their youthful beauty (another procedure, Biosculpture, ensures that ''everyone'' is beautiful). A few choose to do it in their early 30s in order to look more professional. Only recently-colonized worlds without CR equipment still suffer from aging (all except the original colonists, of course), and criminals on many worlds can be sentenced to aging (i.e. the procedure is reversible). The titular protagonist is, likely, the only person in the galaxy who looks older, as he was born 20,000 years ago on Earth before CR was invented (his biological age is closer to 2000, thanks to TimeDilation). French was the test pilot of the first relativistic starship and became the first space trader when extrasolar colonies were established. The authors delve deep into the galaxy of ageless people, pointing out that most worlds have PopulationControl measures in place to avoid overpopulation from people not dying of natural causes (plenty of people still die for other reasons).
* In the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'', the Bloodguard do not age so long as they hold true to the Vow that they made to serve and guard the Lords of the Land. For reference, the Bloodguard was founded some 2000 years before the beginning of the story proper, and many of its charter members are still in service. The artificial beings created by the Demondim (such as the waynhim and the ur-viles) also do not die of natural causes. However, both Bloodguard and Demondim-spawn can be killed violently.
* In the semi-canonical sequels to Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Literature/{{Deathworld}}'' by Ant Akalandis, Jason discovers that his real parents (he was actually adopted) are this and, thus, he is as well. Additionally, Kerk becomes one after being injected with an ImmortalityInducer serum developed by a secret society. When being initiated into the organization, Kerk to finds out that his "grubber" counterpart Rhys has been a member (and immortal) for years.
* In Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/NightWatch'', the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] are pretty much this (or rather, they age extremely slowly), as long as they have access to Power. If their access is taken away, they become, effectively, human. Child Others continue to age normally until they are adults, at which point the process slows down to a crawl. It's a little different for witches, due to their CloserToEarth status. Outwardly, they use magic to maintain a youthful, [[VainSorceress beautiful]] appearance. Underneath, though, they eventually start looking like dried-up husks who would crumble to dust if their magic access is cut off.
* In ''Literature/GuildHunter'' angels don't have a definite lifespan as they can't die naturally, and therefore tend to live a ''very'' long time (the oldest character so far, Caliane, is rumored to be ''at least'' 200 000-years-old).
* Everything on the planet Iego in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse.
* The eldrae and galari are this naturally in the ''Literature/{{Eldraeverse}}''. It was quite a shock when they discovered other sophonts ''weren't'', so naturally they set out to fix that small problem.
* ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'': Pilgrim Adepts are immortal so long as they keep their DarkSecret that's the key to their powers, but can still be physically killed.
* In ''Literature/{{Watersong}}'', the sirens do not age, remaining eternally young and beautiful.
* In ''Literature/{{The Silent War}}'' The Redcloaks, the setting's empowered [[DemonSlaying demon slayers]], don't age nor suffer sickness or infections. Protagonist Katja is still only a teenager, but her mentor is her 130's (and apparently considered something of a teenager herself, by the true elders).
* In ''Literature/ALandFitForHeroes'', the Kiriath do not die of old age, though they can die of other means. Even Archeth, who is only half-Kiriath, has lived for centuries with no sign of ageing further.
* Creator/DamonKnight had a 1957 novella variously called ''Dio'' or ''[[https://books.google.com/books?id=nZl0CwAAQBAJ&lpg=PT8&dq=Damon%20Knight%20The%20Dying%20Man&pg=PT9#v=snippet&q=noon&f=false The Dying Man]]''. In the far-off [[TheFuture Future]] humans have genetically engineered themselves into immortality and separated into the classes of "players" (consumers), "students" who remember and preserve the past, and "planners" who create environments and technology to make Earth a PleasurePlanet paradise. [[WeWillAllFlyInTheFuture Everyone can levitate]], [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture everyone looks like a Greek god]] and [[HealingFactor injuries regenerate]]. One of the most brilliant planners suddenly loses these abilities, subsequently discovering he's going to age normally and die. His creative work reflects his experiences, and his player girlfriend has to get serious in order to understand what's happening.
* In Dmitry Glukhovsky's (of the ''Literature/{{Metro 2033}}'' fame) ''The Future'', humanity has discovered the "aging vaccine" at some point during the 22nd century. By the 25th century, aging is a thing of the past, but population size is [[PopulationControl strictly controlled]]. Special soldiers are grown and trained for the purpose of maintaining the size of the population and combating terrorists and ideologists of the so-called Life Party.
* Conrad Nomikos from ''Literature/ThisImmortal'' has stopped aging [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty somewhere in his mid-20s]], most likely due to mustation caused by radioactivity, and keeps reinventing new identities for himself at somewhat regular intervals to hide that fact. His inner monologue implies that he can die from unnatural causes, but will live forever otherwise. [[spoiler:This comes in handily in the end when Tatram Yshtigo judges Conrad to be morally upright ''and'' long-lived enough to take control over all affairs concerning planet Earth.]]
* The shieldwatch in ''Literature/AeonLegionLabyrinth'' can restore its user's body by moving the user back in time to when their body was in a youthful state. This makes anyone with a shieldwatch biologically immortal. Though the user can still be injured, they can just keep restoring themselves unless their nervous system is damaged enough or their shieldwatch runs out of power.
* In the ''Literature/{{Amtor}}'' novels of Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs, the people of Vepaja are ageless thanks to an anti-aging serum.
* The Pillars of ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'' are people whom the magic of the Miracles District has deemed necessary for the District's survival, so it responded by making them unaging.
* ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Subverted Lift claims she asked [[JackassGenie the Nightwatcher]] to "stay the same while the world changes around her", expecting this trope. Her first period proves that whatever Nightwatcher did to her, it wasn't making her unaging.
* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', human thralls of vampires ranked Master or higher don't age; a gift which comes in exchange for being magically bound to obey the commands of the vampire who controls them.
* In ''Literature/CastawaysOfTheFlyingDutchman'' part of the two castaways curse is that they no longer age, so they are an unaging teen boy and his immortal Labrador Retriever.
* In ''Literature/MaureenBirnbaumBarbarianSwordsperson'', for reasons that are never explained, Maureen does not age at all while off on her adventures. Time passes at the same rate for her as it does back on Earth, but her old friend Bitsy Spiegleman gets older, gets married, and has kids as the series progresses, while Maureen remains a teenager. This is a source of puzzlement to everyone, but Maureen is too busy barbarianing to fret about such details.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'''s Richard Alpert made a deal with Jacob about 150 years ago, gaining immortality in exchange for becoming a leader to the people of the island. His reasons for asking this? [[spoiler: Being afraid of going to hell for accidental murder.]]
* Walter Jameson, from ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Long Live Walter Jameson", was granted this form of immortality in Ancient Greece by an alchemist. He says that he came close to death many times over the centuries due to injuries and disease, "but never close enough". [[spoiler: At the end of the episode when he is shot, he begins to age rapidly as he dies until he is nothing but a pile of dust.]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Ian and Barbara Chesterton, the ''original'' companions, were stated in the show's spinoff ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' to have not aged between the 1960s and the 2010s.
** The Doctor zig-zags this as most of his incarnations never appear to age despite spending centuries in that particular body, with the Tenth Doctor claiming to Rose that part of the reason he lets go of his companions is because it pains him to see them age [[WhoWantsToLiveForever when he doesn't]]. The First and the Eleventh Doctor are the only numbered incarnations to have become elderly, the First being introduced as an old man and the Eleventh spending over 1200 years in that form before nearly dying of extreme old age.
** The retconned-in War Doctor is mostly shown as an old man, but the partial reflection seen at the end of "Night of the Doctor" seems to be that of a much younger John Hurt. It's unclear how long he lasted.
** In Series 9, two characters are transformed into ageless immortals: Ashildr, a 9th century Viking girl, and [[spoiler: Clara Oswald]], with the latter observing on screen that she no longer ages.
* Downplayed in both ''Doctor Who'' and ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' with Captain Jack Harkness. He initially thought he wouldn't age, but after a long time started to notice he was getting wrinkles and his hair was graying, so he was just ageing very slowly. As in "looks the same age after spending 2000 years buried alive" slowly. The ''Doctor Who'' episode "Last of the Time Lords" reveals that Jack ''may'' be destined to [[spoiler: transform over millions of years into a creature known as the Face of Boe, which is little more than a giant head.]]
* In the SpeculativeDocumentary ''[[http://curiosity.discovery.com/topic/neuroscience/can-you-live-forever-episode.htm Can You Live Forever?]]'', an experimental procedure allows Adam Savage-- [[CelebritySurvivor yes, the one from]] ''Series/MythBusters'' -- to retain a youthful constitution into old age.
-->I was 132 years old. I didn't feel it though. In, fact, I felt ''[[LivingForeverIsAwesome awesome]]''.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Rumplestiltskin seems to have this, as he hasn't aged a day while Gepetto has aged from a young boy to an old man. It's generally a very bad idea to try and kill him by normal means.
* ''Series/SixHundredSixtySixParkAvenue'': Drake resident Danielle hasn't aged for at least sixty years as part of her deal with Gavin. However, she's unaware of it; it seems he regularly wipes her memory.
* John Amsterdam from ''Series/NewAmsterdam'' has physically been 35 years old since the 1600s. In the pilot he suddenly dies when it seems like he might have had an encounter with his true love, but he [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrects]] and walks out of the morgue.
* The Immortals on ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' stop aging at the time they suffer their first death and become immortal.
** This can lead to unique turns such as Kenny who is 800 years old but forever stuck in the body of the ten-year old boy he was when he first died.
* The [[NotUsingTheZWord Partially-Deceased Syndrome]] sufferers in ''Series/InTheFlesh'' are mentioned in Series 2 to have not aged a single day since [[ZombieApocalypse the Rising]]. One teenager derides his friends hopes for an undead-living relationship with his classmate as being impossible, since he'll still be 16 when she's 60.
* In ''Series/{{Haven}}'', mysterious human-like beings from another dimension like Mara, William, and Agent Howard have not visibly aged in centuries. However, it is pointed out that they can be wounded and die.
* Kenneth Parcell on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' is strongly hinted to be immortal and unchanging in appearance.
* Both Henry and [[spoiler: "Adam"]] from ''Series/{{Forever}}''...sort of. They do not age, however they '''can''' be killed, but only with [[spoiler: the weapon that caused their original "real" death]]. Henry's agelessness even becomes a subplot point when it's shown in flashback that his normally-aging second wife Abigail is uncomfortable being seen in public with Henry because she is afraid people will think he is either her son or a hired escort. Also, [[spoiler:Adam tries to kill Henry with the same musket pistol that originally killed him, but Henry still comes back to life, possibly negating that hypothesis]]. One downside is that an immortal can become paralyzed and stay this way for years until someone kills him ([[spoiler:Henry does this to Adam in the final episode]].
* Lorien from ''Series/BabylonFive'' introduces himself as ''the'' First One -- the very first sentient being ever born in the galaxy. His entire species was originally ageless, though they could be killed by injury or disease. But somewhere along the line, "the universe decided" that living things would need to grow old and die if there was to be any true progress, and future generations aged as normal.
* ''Series/WynonnaEarp'' has Doc Holliday, who made an unspecified [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the Stone Witch]] in order to gain eternal life and vitality in order to survive his tuberculosis. However, he makes a point of explaining to Wynonna that he can still be wounded or killed otherwise.
* On ''Series/TwelveMonkeys'', the serum required to survive using the Project Splinter time machine seems to render the user as this, or at the very least alters how the aging process works. [[spoiler: Ramse]], for instance, spends decades TrappedInThePast without visibly aging, only for a later medical exam to show that parts of his biology have in fact aged at a normal pace.
** The Pallid Man and Olivia, the CoDragons of the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, also don't seem to age at all, leading to speculation that they're time travelers as well. [[spoiler: Season 2 reveals that it's actually because they're the biological and cloned (respectfully) children of one of the [[SuperSoldiers Messengers]], and share in her genetics, which were engineered specifically to work this way.]]
* ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' can have a variety of this with vampires, warlocks and other supernatural characters.
** Raphael looks in his 20s but a vampire pushing a century. He still watches over his "baby" sister, Rosa, who's now a senile 78-year old woman. When she finally dies, Raphael looks over an album of photos of them over the years, Rosa aging while Raphael stays the same.
** Warlock Magnus is over 1400 years old but maintains a very youthful appearance. It becomes a tearjerking moment when he shows lover Alec a box of mementos from dozens of men Magnus has loved over the centuries and this is the only way he can remember them all.
** Subverted with the millenia-old Seelie Queen who first shows up as a ten year old girl. However, she later takes on the form of a woman in her early 20s before going back to her child form.
-->'''Seelie Queen''': Different outfits for different occasions.

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Myth/NorseMythology: The Aesir and Vanir are immortal in this way, so long as they continue to eat the Apples of Idun.
* As above the huntresses of [[Myth/GreekMythology Artemis]] have this when the young girls swear their lives to the goddess, age can't kill them but they can be slain.

* ''VideoGame/GoldenLogres'' has the Fisher King, the King of Castle Carbonek who has been guarding the Holy Grail for centuries.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' uses Unaging (15 character points) for basic agelessness. This means ''only'' that the character will never grow older or die of old age, it confers no resistance to disease or harm. Full biological immortality additionally requires immunity to disease and ingested poison (20 points) and Regeneration (regular, radiation only -60%) (15 points) for a total of 50 points. Other forms of immortality require additional powers. Unkillable 2 is common (100 points, can be discounted by achilles heals or hindrances). Radiation tolerance, upgraded regeneration, regrowth, immunity to all metabolic hazards and upgraded regeneration can create nigh invulnerability.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{MutantsAndMasterminds}}'', Agelessness is a single point. For full biological immortality, add immunity to disease, poison, and environmental radiation for 3 more points. Plus an additional point to make these innate (won't get nullified / neutralized by power theft, power nullification cell or collar, etc..). Full biological immortality runs you 5 points. Nigh invulnerability will cost you much more.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', surprisingly, plays this trope pretty extensively. The common [[PunyEarthlings humans]] and the Tau are the only ones that don't have [[FountainOfYouth a means to keep young]].
** The Imperium has juvenat treatments which can keep the user young indefinitely, and can even treat people to keep them juvenated at a particular age within the span of adulthood, and some senior authority figures prefer to keep an outward appearance to give an impression of wisdom and experience. Thing is, juvenats are quite expensive, so only members of wealthy noble houses, highly valued or highly placed civil servants, and Inquisitorial personnel have easy access to them.
** Techpriests of the [[MachineWorship Adeptus Mechanicus]] replace all of their fleshy bits with machine parts over time, not to mention that they have access to the Imperium's limited cloning technologies. Provided they don't get killed, they're on record for living for ''millennia''.
** The Space Marines' [[SuperSoldier Astartes physiology]] will keep them somewhere between young and middle age, in theory, forever. In practice, their bodies take strains and wounds that even their bodies can't keep up with indefinitely, and they do age, albeit very slowly. Except for some of the most senior members of a chapter, their age is more told not by wrinkles and lines, but by scars and bionics they accrue over the years.
** [[SpaceElves Eldar]] will live a natural lifespan of roughly 1000 years. However, they will live longer as they get stronger psychic potential. As [[WitchSpecies each of them is a natural latent psyker]], they simply need training to expand and refine their psychic powers, and extend their life cycle. The most famous/notorious Eldar Farseer, Eldrad Ulthran, has been alive (and apparently young) since the Horus Heresy, ''nearly 11,000 years ago'', and there's no telling how long he was alive before then.
** Dark Eldar are [[ImmortalityImmorality notorious]] for their means of keeping them alive. They have to go on [[MadeASlave slave raids to abduct prisoners]], [[ColdBloodedTorture torture them to death]], and [[LifeDrinker drink in their suffering and their souls]] to rejuvenate themselves to youth. There are also a number of other, more creative ways of [[FateWorseThanDeath keeping a prisoner alive]] to extend their suffering.
*** However, whether it's because they have extended their lives far beyond even the natural Eldar lifespan or [[EvilMakesYouUgly because of their ghastly means of doing so]], the oldest Dark Eldar actually ''do'' look every bit as decrepit as one would expect thousands of years old beings would look like. They're just able to hide it with a lot of {{Magitek}} based {{Glamour}}. One of the reasons the Dark Eldar hate psykers and daemons is because [[GlamourFailure they can see the Dark Eldar for what they really are.]]
** [[OurOrksAreDifferent Ork]]s are like lobsters, in that they never grow old, they just keep growing and keep getting meaner. Theoretically, they could live like that forever. However, since they're constantly fighting, even when they come in the hundreds of thousands, Orks rarely ever [[AMillionIsAStatistic get past thirty, if that]]. There was once one Ork Boss known only as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Beast]]" which was apparently the size of a building, and it had tusks as thick as tree trunks and kicked Nobs around in the same way they kicked around Gretchin. Emperor knows how old that thing was.
* In both ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', dragons and Immortal Elves have this quality. Dunkelzahn was apparently tens of thousands of years old, and some immortal elves were thousands of years old in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''.
* "Longevity: Immortal" is an option for the Life Support power in ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''
* Likewise, in ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'', Immunity (aging) is just a 1 point power. If you want true immortality, you need to buy into ranks of Regeneration to account for things like rising from the dead.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has two variants on this trope: Monks and Druids (as well as some {{Prestige Class}}es) gain the Timeless Body ability, which causes them to no longer age physically (or at least do not get any penalties for aging) until they drop dead when they reach their species' maximum age (thus invoking the OldMaster trope). Two races, [[{{Transhuman}} Elan]] and the [[NatureSpirit Killoren]], have no maximum age and will visibly age to a certain point (venerable age for Elan, old age for Killoren) but never die of old age. Combining either race with either class leads to this trope. There's also an epic feat that adds half your maximum possible age to each age category (a stadium where your character gets visibly older), which has the same effect on them.
* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Europans, along with any other species with the Immortal trait, do not age, but they are still vulnerable to physical injuries and disease.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Command And Conquer Tiberian|Series}}'': [[JokerImmunity KANE LIVES IN DEATH!]]
* The angels from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. The Cruxis Crystals halts the aging process, which is why [[spoiler: Mithos Yggdrasil]] still looks more or less exactly the way he did [[spoiler: 4000 years ago.]] Even Expheres slow the aging process considerably, in addition to the basic skill upgrades they give. Presea even brings up the possibility of a world of exosphere-preserved Immortals to Lloyd, who gently reminds her that they're [[spoiler: PoweredByAForsakenChild.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII On the Way to a Smile]]'', the short story "Case of Nanaki" reveals that Vincent Valentine was made biologically immortal by Hojo's experiments. As a result, he'll live at least as long as [[LongLived Nanaki]]. However, given the events and nature of Dirge of Cerberus, it's safe to assume he can still be killed.
* ''Franchise/{{Warcraft}}'':
** [[OurElvesAreBetter Night elves]] used to have this form of immortality, before sacrificing it to save the world from [[LegionsOfHell the Burning Legion]]. [[ProudScholarRace Draenei]] may also have this form of immortality (Velen is explicitly stated to), or they may just be extremely long lived. [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]] also have this type of Immortality (at least one quest states that at least some of them have Type IV as well).
** [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], or at least the Aspects, seem to be undying as well. [[spoiler:Or were until they recently had to relinquish it, anyway.]]
* The 27 True Runes of ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' grant this type of immortality, in addition to various abilities based on the aspect of existence that the True Rune governs. Bearers like Ted have lived for 300 years. However, another commonality of all the True Runes is their nature to attract conflict. This usually cuts the lives of the bearers short. [[spoiler:Arshtat Falenas, for instance, lasted only 2 years]].
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Though there are many regional variations on their appearances and powers, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] typically have this trait throughout the series. However, there's a catch: if a vampire goes too long without feeding, they'll go irrevocably insane.
** The Sload, a race of "slugmen" native to the "Coral Kingdoms" of Thras to the west of Tamriel, have no known age limit or size to adult Sload. One story tells of an "Elder Distended One," who seems to serve as some sort of leader to the Sload. It is said to be "impressively corpulent" and regurgitates some unknown substance that other Sload then "eagerly consume."
** The [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]] of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' becomes this, along with having IdealIllnessImmunity, as a consequence of [[spoiler: having Corprus but getting negative effects cured]]. Technically, anyone with the Corprus disease has these traits, but unless the negative effects are cured, it ''also'' leaves you completely insane with a nasty case of BodyHorror.
** [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' are this, being [[DragonsAreDivine divine]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Aedric entities]] with ResurrectiveImmortality (unless their [[YourSoulIsmine soul is absorbed]] by another dragon or [[TheChosenOne a Dragonborn]]. In most cases, dragons even get StrongerWithAge. [[spoiler:Paarthurnax]] in particular has been waiting on top of the Throat of the World for [[BigBad Alduin]]'s return since the Dragon War many thousands of years ago. The most powerful weapon that can be used against them is a [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]] shout which [[spoiler:forces dragons to briefly know what it's like to be Mortal, Finite, and Temporary]]. In gameplay it robs them of the powers unique to dragonkind: flight and the use of the Thu'um.
* Being a ''MortalKombat'' champion grants this type of immortality until the next Mortal Kombat tournament, which is usually a generation away from the previous one.
* As the UltimateLifeForm, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]] is ageless, most likely due to the genetic material contributed to Project Shadow by his biological "father," [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Black Doom]]]]. The reason behind this was that Shadow's creator, Professor Gerald Robotnik, wanted to study immortality and use the fruits of his research to find a cure for his granddaughter (and Shadow's surrogate sister) Maria, as she was terminally ill and suffering from a fatal disease known as NIDS (Neuro-Immuno Deficiency Syndrome).
* The Dragons in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' are implied to be this way. You find the Thunder Dragon's remains in the present, and travel back in time to find out he's sick and dying. After healing him in the past, he's simply absent in the present, but does show up for the song, so he likely just changed residence instead of dying.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has multiple types of beings that are TheAgeless. The Everlasting Dragons, the Lords and the Gods, and undead that can maintain their humanity.
* [[AssPull About 95% of the returning characters]] are this in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur V]]'', despite the fact that ''SCV'' makes a TimeSkip of '''''seventeen years'''''. The only characters who have aged physically are Siegfried, Mitsurugi and Hilde (40, 46 and 35 respectively). The rest got some convoluted excuse for why they look exactly the same as they did seventeen years ago.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is filled with beings like this. [[SpaceElves Lunarians]] separated themselves from the impurity of the Earth, taking them beyond age and death; they're still ''vulnerable'' to death however, which is why they still quarantine themselves from Earth, and when Kaguya obtained CompleteImmortality they exiled her. Magicians, both the WitchSpecies and human mages who become Magicians, don't age and don't need food once they learn the relevant magics, but are still {{Squishy Wizard}}s. {{Youkai}} in general staying the same for centuries is extremely common, though despite being exceptionally durable they aren't indestructible.
* [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Ghouls]] and [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Super]] [[ProudWarriorRace Mutants]] in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series. The former can still suffer from mental degeneration, which results in them becoming [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie-like]] "feral" Ghouls. Some Ghouls even remark that their supposed [[WhoWantsToLiveForever "immortality"]] is more like this, as they still age (albeit very slowly). Some of the latter are mentally unstable. The Nightkin of the first generation are because of their prolonged Stealth Boy use. And the second generation is because of their post-War mutation(s) to the radiation, and the Forced Evolutionary Virus' reaction to this. The Super Mutants found in the Capital Wasteland and Commonwealth in fact become {{Stronger With Age}}, but [[SanitySlippage at the cost of their sanity]].
** Comes up as a huge plot point in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. [[spoiler:Kellogg, the man who kidnapped your son]] is able to maintain his youth due to extensive cybernetic augmentation. Perceptive players [[{{Foreshadowing}} may be able to notice]] [[spoiler:when trawling through his memories that he was a ten year old boy when the NCR was formed in 2189, meaning by the events of ''4'' he would have been over a century old]]. The whole point is [[spoiler:to show just how the Sole Survivor's perception of the flow of time has been altered by being a HumanPopsicle - by the time they finally meet their son Shaun, their baby boy is a sixty-year-old man with terminal cancer.]]
** On a related note, ''Fallout 4'' also fleshes out more of the in-series lore concerning [[MadScientist the Institute's]] [[ArtificialHumans Synths]]. Being androids, it's explained that Synths cannot age any more or less than the age that they're designed to resemble. However, some other information in-universe implies that Synths ''do'' age, but at such a slow rate compared to ordinary people that it's ultimately negligible.
* As revealed in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaV'', any CPU can get killed through any means, however they won't ever age at all.
** The [=CPUs=] can start aging [[spoiler: if they get their powers stolen, like what temporarily happened to Vert in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1''.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', the Liir cannot die of old age. Instead, they become bigger and more powerful. Their population is kept in check by the SquareCubeLaw; eventually, their mass becomes too great for them to survive even in an aquatic environment and they are crushed to death by gravity. [[spoiler:The Suul'ka are Liir elders who went "screw gravity" and teleported themselves into space.]]
* The krogan in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' are implied to be this. Wrex and Okeer are both over a thousand years old (Wrex was born sometime after the start of the Krogan Rebellions, while Okeer was apparently alive and fighting during the Rachni Wars), and neither show even the slightest sign of keeling over from old age any time soon. The only reason that most krogan rarely do reach advanced age is because their homeworld Tuchanka is a DeathWorld, populated by Thresher Maws and fierce infighting between the various clans. The life expectancy for krogan who go off-world is just as low, due to many hiring themselves out as mercenaries or joining criminal gangs. ''[[VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda Andromeda]]'' brings us Drack, who is over 1,400 years old and noted to be exceedingly old even for a krogan. It's mentioned in passing he is reaching the end of his life (meaning he has another century or so left), but it's not clarified whether that's because the krogan do have a maximum lifespan or [[DentedIron whether the sheer number of injuries he's accumulated are finally catching up to him.]]
* The Forerunners in ''{{Franchise/Halo}}''. The highly advanced armor systems every Forerunner wears provides continuous medical service, both physically and mentally, allowing the wearer to live pretty much forever. It's unknown exactly how old the oldest Forerunner was [[spoiler: before their species' destruction]], but some are mentioned to be over 12,000 years old. The Didact is technically [[spoiler: 100,000 years old, but that may be due to the Cryptum he was trapped in, and not necessarily just his armor systems.]]
** The Forerunners also experimented with [[BodyBackupDrive Type V immortality]], but that was one of the few pieces of technology they actually [[CameBackWrong couldn't properly master]].
* Boss Monsters in {{VideoGame/Undertale}} are a powerful subspecies of monster with a more powerful soul than most other monsters. These monsters age to maturity and then stop until they have a child, at which point they begin aging again as their child reaches maturity. Boss Monsters who never have children will never grow old, and even those who have gotten older will still live forever if their child has died.
* Rosalina from the VideoGame/SuperMarioBros series is the powerful guardian of the cosmos, and has physically remained a young woman for centuries or more. Despite this, she can still be harmed by common enemies when she's a playable character.
* In ''Videogame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', Stetmann's research on the Zerg sample reveals that the Zerg do not suffer cell degradation, meaning they can't die of old age. Stetmann refuses to even consider figuring out a way to grant this ability to humans, since the results would likely be BodyHorror. Instead, he figures out how to apply it to metals to make self healing buildings. However, ''Videogame/StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'' clarifies that ''all'' organisms age, including Zerg, even if they don't die from it.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', those who have become immortal via the Jennerit's Sustainment process do not age as well as gain an [[IdealIllnessImmunity immunity from natural illnesses]].
* Sol Badguy, the BountyHunter AntiHero [[HeroAntagonist Antagonist]] of the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games, is implied to have been born sometime in TheEighties. Given the time-frame, that would make him easily 170 years old. [[HumanoidAbomination But that can't be right, can it?]]
* In a rare event chain that requires supernatural events be turned on, a character can attain this in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'''s "The Reaper's Due" DLC. They will never age and can laugh off even plagues like TheBlackDeath. Unfortunately, they're likely to slowly lose limbs and sanity over the years, and with the [[DecadentCourt lovely people they're surrounded by]], the risk of violent death remains quite high.
* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'': The virus found in Europa turns anything it infects into this, thanks to its ability to repair DNA damage.
* The Archons in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' are implied to be incapable of dying of natural causes. EvilOverlord Kyros is also stated to have been actively conquering Terratus for more than a hundred years, implying the same. Oddly enough, the Archons are independent wizards conquered by Kyros, implying that most fairly powerful magic users become TheAgeless.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/MajorMinor'' gives us "The Immortal King" Velasquez, who is this to the citizens of Terra. Apparently time is not always in sync on other words, so theoretically one could find a world where time moves ''incredibly'' slow for them, thus making them practically immortal.
* In ''VIsualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:Ikuko Hachijō]] is implied to be this and is a bit of an enigma in the series in that regard. In the epilogue, which takes place in the 2030s, she must be easily 70 years old but is every bit as youthful as when [[spoiler:she had found Battler/Tooya]], which was in ''1986''. [[spoiler:Ange]] even points it out, saying that "rather than being good with make-up, she had a mystique around her, as if she was an immortal who didn't age".

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The fae races of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}},'' (drow, light elves, faeries) provided they live with enough other fae to generate a surplus of mana. Otherwise they will suffer from mana deprivation and will start to age much like humans do. One audiobook explains that fae do in fact have a finite natural lifespan (implied to be somewhere around 1000 or upwards), but most don't live long enough to ever get close to it, making them effectively this trope to any humans they might run across. [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=7606 It's explained by Quain'tana]] that the older you get, the more mana you need to sustain your body - thus the very old become increasingly trapped living in cities so there are enough fae around to sustain them. Diva'Ratrika, the Imperial Queen was most likely aged in the 4 digits and was essentially stuck in her fortress.
* In ''Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate,'' Oracles live for as long as they want. They can be killed by outside forces, but otherwise, they will live until they decide to die - unlike their counterparts, Sages, who do die of old age.
%%* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2888 Monique craves this.]]
%%* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod:'' Being in the Tower and using Shinsoo does that to you after a while.
* Elves in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' are the offspring of one human parent, and one Immortal parent. While they can be killed, they don't physically age [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty past early adulthood.]] However, the one elf we have seen so far hides this by using magic to appear elderly.
* ''Webcomic/TryingHuman'' has the resident HerrDoktor, Glassner, who's stopped aging due to contact with alien tech.
* In ''Webcomic/ABetterPlace'', Hannah has used her powers over creation to halt her aging process, staying a child for a hundred years until the events of the main comic.
* The companies from Webcomic/{{Consolers}} don't physically age (120+ year old Nintendo being a good example) and won't die from simply aging or other natural causes. However, they can still die, usually from going bankrupt or otherwise going out of business - they still have to make an effort to "keep themselves alive" as a company. However, as long as they manage to stay in business they'll still stay alive even for hundreds of years.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/DisAcedia'' every denizen in Dis does not age after having their souls Claimed by Lazarus no matter their species. The main protagonist is shocked to learn that his human ally, the knight Sol, has been alive since the Crusades and hasn't aged a day. This immortality is also mitigated by everyone being capable of dying to some good old violence, which [[DeathWorld Dis]] has in spades.
* In the ''Literature/ParaImperium'' universe most Federation citizens have nanomachines that prevent aging. Outworld exiles aren't so lucky.
* The ''Runepunk'' podcast series from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}} features a character called Kieron Hammerfall, an [[OurElvesAreBetter Andari]] [[InstantRunes Rune]][[SquishyWizard caster]]. Kieron is imbued with [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards momentous arcane power]], as well as the [[GlassCannon durability of a dry twig]]. He's a member of the Andari race, which means he's [[TheAgeless blessed with immortality]] (barring any unfortunate accidents - which, considering his [[OneHitPointWonder virtually non-existent toughness]], could involve [[ScratchDamage being knocked over by a stiff breeze or something]]). Furthermore, [[WalkingTechbane Andari and technology don't mix]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' anyone with the Dog Talisman is immortal. But as Ratso points out [[ImmortalityHurts it can still hurt]].
* Most incarnations of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', [[MadeOfIron and good luck with the fatal damage]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars,'' too much of G1 is forgotten/sketchy for most of its players to still be around, though Ravage still is.)
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Princess Bubblegum has been around for centuries and still looks the same. While she usually appears about 18, this "age" (and the maturity that comes with it) depends on her physical size.
** Marceline is immortal, and seems to have been a teenager for about a thousand years.
** The crown made Ice King look like an old man when he was quite young, and when the power of the crown was taken away, a thousand years later, he reverted to his previous age as Simon Petrikov [[NoImmortalInertia then rapidly started dying of old age]]. He took care of Marceline when she was a child, and according to Death himself, may well live to see the Sun blow up.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', each gem is BornAsAnAdult and never ages, though they can still die in other ways. [[HalfHumanHybrid Steven]] has grown like a regular human so far, but it's not clear if ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty for him or if he'll continue aging past adulthood. It is shown that his state of mind affects his physical age, to the point where he can accidentally cause himself to die of old age. A later episode reveals that his physically aging has been negligible for about six years, but is still happening.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Equestria's [[WingedUnicorn Alicorn]] [[PhysicalGod God]]-[[PrincessesRule Princesses]] appear to be this, if not [[CompleteImmortality completely immortal]], being [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld well over a thousand years old]]. According to Luna in ''Literature/TheJournalOfTheTwoSisters'', the sisters are just ''very'' LongLived. Star Swirl the Bearded, on the other hand, was this thanks to an age reversal spell he created and used on himself.
* It's unknown if imaginary friends in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' can suffer health problems or die from old age, but time never changes their appearance. A photo album showed the main imaginary cast looked identical at least twenty years ago, which made Herriman question the point of taking pictures in the first place.
* During the fifty year TimeSkip between seasons 4 and 5 of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Jack realizes he stopped aging when Aku sent him to the future. Aku himself is frustrated at this since [[VictoryByEndurance waiting for him to die of old age]] is no longer an option. Jack himself is even more frustrated because he doesn't want to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever spend eternity]] stuck in a BadFuture.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RosePetalPlace'', Rose Petal and her friends won't die of old age, but can still be hurt or killed.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* This occurs in RealLife among several different species. Biologists know this phenomenon as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_immortality biological immortality]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negligible_senescence negligible senescence]]. Jellyfish are the most well known example. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20055_6-unassuming-animals-that-are-secretly-immortal.html 6 Unassuming Animals That Are Secretly Immortal]] lists others, such as lobsters and turtles. Their populations are kept in check anyway since nature offers plenty of ways to die outside of old age.
* Scientists in RealLife have been attempting this type for a very, long, time, such as Aubrey de Grey (co-author of Ending Aging, published in 2007). Many believe that humans will eventually attain it. There are a substantial number of people who believe that the first bicentenarian-to-be has already been born, and is possibly already an adult.
* Actuarial tables indicate that if all natural causes of death were prevented, the current rate of ''unnatural'' causes (violence, suicide, accidents, etc.) would end up pinning the average lifespan of a real life Ageless at around 2,000 years. Of course, that's not taking into account behavioral and technological changes that would go along with such a long lifespan.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_dwarf Red dwarfs]][[note]]No, not [[Series/RedDwarf this]] one[[/note]], the smallest and less massive and luminous hydrogen-fusing stars, are the best example of this trope the Universe offers. Not only they fuse their hydrogen at a miserly rate, those stars are unlike more massive sones like our Sun entirely convective meaning that they have access to all of their nuclear fuel. This translates to them being able to shine for up to more than ''[[TimeAbyss 10 trillion years]]'' and this conserving during most of their lifetime the aspect they've now in their youth (or rather their infancy).