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* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'', the first boss Kratos encounters is an odd man who is able to regenerate the wounds he takes, and thus, is unable to die. Kratos finishes the fight with a NeckSnap, but predictably, the man comes back later. It turns out that he's [[spoiler: Baldr, son of goddess Freya, who ended up granting him immortality out of sheer [[MyBelovedSmother overprotectiveness]]. But it turns out that her "[[BlessedWithSuck blessing]]" can be broken with mistletoe. Convenient, then, that [[TheBlacksmith Sindri]] gives [[BadassAdorable Atreus]] a quiver full of arrows made of the stuff. Also convenient is that Atreus' quiver strap breaks later, causing [[AntiHero Kratos]] to use one of the arrowheads to fix it. ''Even more'' convenient is that [[WouldHurtAChild Atreus takes a nasty punch from Baldr in the late game]]... directly to the arrowhead in his quiver strap, which impales Baldr's hand and breaks the immortality spell. This time, Baldr doesn't survive getting his neck broken]].

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* This is the goal of both Rain and [[spoiler:Yuca]] in ''Manga/ImmortalRain'': both are immortal, albeit in different ways, and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever neither wants to be]]. In the epilogue, [[spoiler:Yuca has lost his memory, which eliminates the painful part of his immortality for now, and Rain has actually become a mortal 24-year-old man]], so they both succeed to varying degrees.

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** A harsher example is before the climax, when Hades tricks Hercules into making a deal with him (his strength for Meg's safety). As Hades so points out, Hercules is pretty unused to having mortal-level strength, much less being pinned down by a heavy barbell. It doesn't help when Hades makes our protagonist [[BeingHumanSucks feel helpless]].
--> '''Hades:''' (coldly) [[IronicEcho Now you know how it feels to be "just like everyone else"]]... (Nastily) ''[[SarcasmMode Isn't it JUST peachy]]''?

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'': In the New 52 continuity Apollo strips Hera of her immortality and divinity, turning her human, after he becomes the new king of Olympus.

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* ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'': This becomes a problem for the heroes in the Babylonia chapter, as they are up against [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Tiamat]], primordial mother of all life. Putting aside Tiamat's enormous raw power, she is the "alpha and omega" of all life, meaning she cannot die until she is literally the only living thing left in the world. The heroes despair at this, as it seems like there's no way to kill her that doesn't involve killing themselves beforehand. [[spoiler:They end up dropping Tiamat into Kur, the Underworld. Since there are no living things in the Underworld, by definition, Tiamat is therefore the only living thing in that "world". Unfortunately, this still isn't enough: all the spirits of the dead and Ereshkigal herself are unable to kill Tiamat, and she begins to climb back out. So instead, King Hassan, the original Assassin, sacrifices the majority of his power to turn his sword into a one-time Conceptual Weapon that inflicts "mortality" on its target. This robs Tiamat of her immortality, regardless of whether any other life exists, which finally allows the heroes to destroy her.]]

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* Daemons in ''VideoGame/TheAllianceAlive'' are normally immortal, but near the end of the game Vivian is made mortal after being cursed by [[BigBad Kuwalsa]]. She presumably regains her immortality after you beat him.


* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' has this happen to Barbossa at the worst possible time; Will drops the final gold piece into the cursed treasure chest just after Sparrow blows a fatal hole in Barbossa's chest with a pistol, removing the curse and causing Barbossa to bleed out.

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' has this happen to Barbossa at the worst possible time; time. He's among the pirates cursed with immortality for stealing Aztec gold, and the curse can only be lifted by returning all of the stolen gold. Will drops the final gold piece into the cursed treasure chest just after Jack Sparrow blows a fatal hole in Barbossa's chest with a pistol, removing the curse and causing Barbossa to bleed out.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'': This was the stake of the cosmic game played between 'Pete' the griffin and the Spirit Dragon: The loser has to spend an objective time period (as opposed to subjective time, which is over the moment it starts) as a mortal being. [[spoiler: They both lose. A few story arcs later, we see them as what appear to be two foxes - still arguing, naturally.]]
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Related to: BroughtDownToNormal or IJustWantToBeNormal, BeingHumanSucks, HumanityEnsues. Contrast ImmortalityInducer for ways for a mortal to become immortal.

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Related to: BroughtDownToNormal or IJustWantToBeNormal, BeingHumanSucks, HumanityEnsues. Contrast ImmortalityInducer for ways for a mortal to become immortal.
immortal. Closely-related to ImmortalBreaker, a weapon or spell that can supersede immortality to kill immortal beings. The chief difference is that this trope kills indirectly, while ImmortalBreaker kills directly.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheVampireChronicles The Tale of the Body Thief]]'', Lestat swaps bodies with a human for a day in order to feel what's it like being mortal again. Unfortunately, the other guy turns out to be a con man and a thief, who absconds with Lestat's body, while Lestat is trying to figure out what to do with being squishy and vulnerable again and needing things like food and shelter. He gets his body back at the end.

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** WordOfGod is that Jack merely loses his HealingFactor. He still has his ResurrectiveImmortality.


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* In Season 4 of ''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}'', [[spoiler:Jenkins]] willingly gives up [[spoiler:his]] immortality to save [[spoiler:Nicole, Flynn's first Guardian, to whom this trope happens minutes earlier, courtesy of [[UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin]] wielding Koschei's Needle]]. Several subsequent episodes deal with [[spoiler:Jenkins]] trying to deal with suddenly being mortal after so long.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': After being separated from the Book of Darkness, the Wolkenritter lose their ResurrectiveImmortality and slowly become normal (well, normal in the context of a WorldOfBadass where EveryoneIsASuper) over the course of the next several years. Notably, they're all perfectly content with this, since it allows them to live out their first and final lives with their beloved master Hayate.
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** Technically they were always killable; but as long as their phylactery survives, they won't ''stay'' dead.

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** Technically they were they're always killable; but as long as their phylactery survives, they won't ''stay'' dead.


* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The clone of David Tennant's Doctor, grown from his severed hand, was cleansed of Time Lord DNA and will have a normal human lifespan, living with Rose in a parallel universe.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The clone of David Tennant's Doctor, grown from his severed hand, was cleansed of Time Lord DNA hand and will have Donna Noble's human DNA. He has all the Doctor's memories, but only one heart and a normal human lifespan, living which he chooses to spend with Rose in on a parallel universe.Earth.



** Captain Jack Harkness loses his immortality.
** At the end of the series, this happens to everyone, except [[spoiler:Jack and Rex]].

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** Captain Jack Harkness loses his immortality.
immortality just when ''everyone else'' loses the ability to die.
** At the end of the series, this happens to everyone, except [[spoiler:Jack and Rex]].Rex.]]


-> '''Tyrael''': My stomach feels strange.\\
'''Lorath Nahr''': Did you forget to eat again?\\
'''Tyrael''': No. In fact, I decided to get the day's eating out of the way all at once. I kept at it until I couldn't take another bite.\\
'''Lorath Nahr''': Oh, it sounds like you ate too much then.\\
'''Tyrael''': Being a mortal is very complicated.
--> --''VideoGame/DiabloIII''

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