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* Evidence of Immortality: Exposition that shows a character to be immortal or otherwise older than he appears to be [[CaptainObvious can happen in any of the forms listed in]] Exposition of Immortality. However; memories, conversations, and flashback sequences don't tend to hold up too well as evidence. Photos, paintings, ''objets d'art'' and a series of documents showing that you and the last 10 generations of your 'ancestors' have the same handwriting are much more damning proof of your unnatural longevity.

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* Evidence of Immortality: Exposition that shows a character to be immortal or otherwise older than he appears to be [[CaptainObvious can happen in any of the forms listed in]] in Exposition of Immortality. However; memories, conversations, and flashback sequences don't tend to hold up too well as evidence. Photos, paintings, ''objets d'art'' and a series of documents showing that you and the last 10 generations of your 'ancestors' have the same handwriting are much more damning proof of your unnatural longevity.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Steven found out that Gems are TheAgeless when he found a painting of them in 18th century garb. Turns out that was a very recent addition to their collection - the youngest member (not counting Steven) is older than recorded history.

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* ''Literature/TheBelgariad'': Garion knows that his "grandfather" Belgarath and "Aunt" Polgara are really 7000- and 3000-year-old sorcerers, but some of their comments make him uncomfortably aware of that fact. When they camp in the ancient ruins of Vo Wacune, Polgara reminisces sadly about how beautiful the city once was, and he realizes that she still mourns a nation that fell centuries before his birth country was even founded.


* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' mostly employs a combination of dialogue and flashbacks for this. Selene states that she's been a vampire for six hundred years and that Viktor was her maker. Flashbacks in the first and second films show the date for the Lycan-Vampire conflict, establishing Kraven as at least as old as Selene.

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* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' ''Film/Underworld2003'' mostly employs a combination of dialogue and flashbacks for this. Selene states that she's been a vampire for six hundred years and that Viktor was her maker. Flashbacks in the first and second films show the date for the Lycan-Vampire conflict, establishing Kraven as at least as old as Selene.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', General Immortus remarks fondly that [[Literature/TheArtOfWar Sun Tzu]] was one of his best students.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', General Immortus remarks fondly that [[Literature/TheArtOfWar [[Literature/TheArtOfWarSunTzu Sun Tzu]] was one of his best students.


* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' repeats the example from Literature section: Elrond is narrating a flashback and looks exactly the same in it.

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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' repeats the example from the original work (as seen in the Literature section: section): Elrond is narrating has a flashback of how Isildur failed to destroy the ring, and looks exactly the same as his current self while witnessing the scene of Isildur's defeat of Sauron, previously seen in it.the prologue.
-->'''Elrond:''' I was ''there'', Gandalf. I was there three thousand years ago, when Isildur took the ring. I was there the day the strength of Men ''failed''.


** {{Lampshaded}}/{{Parodied}} in "School Hard," where [[BreakoutVillain Spike]] gets his EstbalishingCharacterMoment by mocking another vampire for this ([[HypocriticalHumor before doing so himself]]).

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** {{Lampshaded}}/{{Parodied}} in "School Hard," where [[BreakoutVillain Spike]] gets his EstbalishingCharacterMoment EstablishingCharacterMoment by mocking another vampire for this ([[HypocriticalHumor before doing so himself]]).(and also killing said vampire).



Spike: You were there? Oh please. If every vampire who said he was at the Crucifixion was actually there, it would have been like Woodstock![...]] I was actually at Woodstock. That was a weird gig. I fed off a flower-person, and I spent the next six hours watchin' my hand move.

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Spike: You were there? Oh please. If every vampire who said he was at the Crucifixion was actually there, it would have been like Woodstock![...]] I was actually at Woodstock. That was a weird gig. I fed off a flower-person, and I spent the next six hours watchin' my hand move.Woodstock!

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** {{Lampshaded}}/{{Parodied}} in "School Hard," where [[BreakoutVillain Spike]] gets his EstbalishingCharacterMoment by mocking another vampire for this ([[HypocriticalHumor before doing so himself]]).
-->"Big Ugly": When I kill [Buffy], it'll be the greatest event since the Crucifixion. And I should know. I was there.\\
Spike: You were there? Oh please. If every vampire who said he was at the Crucifixion was actually there, it would have been like Woodstock![...]] I was actually at Woodstock. That was a weird gig. I fed off a flower-person, and I spent the next six hours watchin' my hand move.


** Raul Tejada, age 234, is the oldest ghoul seen so far in the series. Lily Bowen was born in Vault 17 just a year after the war and was converted into a Super Mutant at age 75, making her the oldest known surviving West Coast Super Mutant at a total of 203 years.

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** Raul Tejada, age 234, is the oldest ghoul seen so far in the series.series (he even remembers a rich eccentric House living in Pre-war Las Vegas). Lily Bowen was born in Vault 17 just a year after the war and was converted into a Super Mutant at age 75, making her the oldest known surviving West Coast Super Mutant at a total of 203 years.


* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': After the Sankt Kaiser was introduced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohastrikerS'', it has become common for newly introduced immortals to show that they lived through the time of Ancient Belka by personally recognizing her and acting shocked that she's [[CloneJesus still alive]]. See Ixpellia from ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'' and the Unbreakable Darkness of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny'' if Vivio faces her. The latter also mistakes Einhart for her more famous ancestor, Hegemon Klaus Ingvalt, if you pick Einhart against her.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': After the Sankt Kaiser was introduced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohastrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', it has become common for newly introduced immortals to show that they lived through the time of Ancient Belka by personally recognizing her and acting shocked that she's [[CloneJesus still alive]]. See Ixpellia from ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'' and the Unbreakable Darkness of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny'' if Vivio faces her. The latter also mistakes Einhart for her more famous ancestor, Hegemon Klaus Ingvalt, if you pick Einhart against her.


* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': After the Sankt Kaiser was introduced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', it has become common for newly introduced immortals to show that they lived through the time of Ancient Belka by personally recognizing her and acting shocked that she's [[CloneJesus still alive]]. See Ixpellia from ''AudioPlay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' and the Unbreakable Darkness of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny'' if Vivio faces her. The latter also mistakes Einhart for her more famous ancestor, Hegemon Klaus Ingvalt, if you pick Einhart against her.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': After the Sankt Kaiser was introduced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohastrikerS'', it has become common for newly introduced immortals to show that they lived through the time of Ancient Belka by personally recognizing her and acting shocked that she's [[CloneJesus still alive]]. See Ixpellia from ''AudioPlay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'' and the Unbreakable Darkness of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny'' if Vivio faces her. The latter also mistakes Einhart for her more famous ancestor, Hegemon Klaus Ingvalt, if you pick Einhart against her.


** Miss Simian says that the signature on Gumball's report card is "the most pathetic attempt at forgery I've ever seen in all my 300,000 years of teaching, and I taught during the Stone Age!"
** In another episode, she mentions a teaching award that took her 754 years to get.

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** In "The Ape", Miss Simian mentions a teaching award that took her 754 years to get.
** In "The Apology", she
says that the signature on Gumball's report card is "the most pathetic attempt at forgery I've ever seen in all my 300,000 years of teaching, and I taught during the Stone Age!"
** In another episode, she mentions a teaching award that took her 754 years to get.
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* Played with in ''Fanfic/MakeAWish'', where a series of random happenstances make people ''believe'' that Harry's alter ego Mr. Black is extremely old or possibly even immortal.



* A variant occurs in ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat''. [[spoiler: The BigBad, the Seraphim, is immortal, but has still only been alive for some 30 or 40 odd years. So instead of listing ancient things he's seen and experienced, he briefly lists off the ways people have tried to kill him.]]
* ''Fanfic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'': [[BigBad Reiziger]], when talking to Trixie, makes no secret of the fact that he's substantially older than pony civilization:

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* A variant occurs in ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat''. [[spoiler: The BigBad, the Seraphim, is immortal, but has still only been alive for some 30 or 40 odd years. So instead of listing ancient things he's seen and experienced, he briefly lists off the ways people have tried to kill him.]]
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** ''Fanfic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'': [[BigBad Reiziger]], when talking to Trixie, makes no secret of the fact that he's substantially older than pony civilization:


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* Played with in ''Fanfic/MakeAWish'', where a series of random happenstances make people ''believe'' that Harry's alter ego Mr. Black is extremely old or possibly even immortal.
* A variant occurs in ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat''. [[spoiler: The BigBad, the Seraphim, is immortal, but has still only been alive for some 30 or 40 odd years. So instead of listing ancient things he's seen and experienced, he briefly lists off the ways people have tried to kill him.]]

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** In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Celestia discusses with Twilight her family and her past, and casually mentions she ''[[TimeAbyss predates the universe]]'', putting her at 13 billion years old.


* Shows up periodically in MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction due to the presence of immortal characters such as Celestia, Luna, and Discord.

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* Shows up periodically in MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction due to the presence of immortal characters such as Celestia, Luna, and Discord.


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* In ''Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters'', [[spoiler: Harold Hale]]'s status as an immortal is revealed via a photograph of him taken during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.

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