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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' did a non-living form of this in Discworld/TheColourOfMagic. Time was too afraid of [[EldritchAbomination Bel-Shamharoth]] to go anywhere near its temple. After Bel-Shamharoth flees to the nether realms, the temple ages thousands of years in a matter of seconds.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' did a non-living form of this in Discworld/TheColourOfMagic.''Literature/TheColourOfMagic''. Time was too afraid of [[EldritchAbomination Bel-Shamharoth]] to go anywhere near its temple. After Bel-Shamharoth flees to the nether realms, the temple ages thousands of years in a matter of seconds.


** 2nd Edition ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' setting supplement ''A Guide to the Astral Plane''. While on the Astral Plane creatures do not age. If they ever leave the Astral Plane all of the delayed aging catches up to them, causing them to suffer RapidAging and become their true age. Returning to the Astral Plane doesn't reverse the aging.

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** 2nd Edition ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' setting supplement ''A Guide to the Astral Plane''. While on the Astral Plane creatures do not age. If they ever leave the Astral Plane all of the delayed aging catches up to them, causing them to suffer RapidAging and become their true age. Returning to the Astral Plane doesn't reverse the aging. Though this doesn't affect everyone- the githyanki who spend most of their lives living on the Astral Plane can freely visit other planes as they like without suffering any such effects, they only age (at the normal rate) if they're somewhere other than the Astral so they establish hidden enclaves in other planes where they can get pregnant, have babies, and raise them to adulthood before bringing them to the Astral Plane.


* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' where "Suddenly, on a national talk show in front of millions of viewers, Dick Clark ages 200 years in 30 seconds" (which seemed [[FunnyAneurysmMoment a little awkwardly realistic]] after Clark's real-life stroke late in his life).

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* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' where "Suddenly, on a national talk show in front of millions of viewers, Dick Clark ages 200 years in 30 seconds" (which seemed [[FunnyAneurysmMoment a little awkwardly realistic]] realistic after Clark's real-life stroke late in his life).


* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'': In "The Guests", several people are trapped in a house where TimeStandsStill. If they leave, they grow old rapidly and die.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'': In "The Guests", "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1963S1E26TheGuests The Guests]]", several people are trapped in a house where TimeStandsStill. If they leave, leave after staying too long, they grow old rapidly and die.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', [[spoiler:[[CatFolk Simone, Lena, and Jacques]] all disintegrate into dust when they failed to meet their deadline for [[LifeDrinker draining]] the Mystery Inc gang during the harvest moon.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation: F.O.U.N.T.A.I.N.", it is revealed that Leaky Leona, a classmate to the kids in Sector V, has found the Fountain of Youth and has been using it to remain young for the past few hundred years. After the fountain is destroyed in a battle with the Delightful Children from Down the Lane, Leona is forced to gradually become her true age (it is implied that she will soon die as a result, and she gracefully accepts her fate). However, she finds some plant growth that is imbued with the water's effects and is able to restore her youth with that. Presumably it will keep her young for the foreseeable future.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', [[spoiler:[[CatFolk Simone, Lena, and Jacques]] all disintegrate into dust when they failed fail to meet their deadline for [[LifeDrinker draining]] the Mystery Inc gang during the harvest moon.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation: F.O.U.N.T.A.I.N.", it is revealed that Leaky Leona, a classmate to the kids in Sector V, has found the Fountain of Youth and has been using it to remain young for the past few hundred years. After the fountain is destroyed in a battle with the Delightful Children from Down the Lane, Leona is forced to gradually become her true age (it is implied that she will soon die as a result, and [[FaceDeathWithDignity she gracefully accepts her fate).fate]]). However, she finds some plant growth that is imbued with the water's effects and is able to restore her youth with that. Presumably it will keep her young for the foreseeable future.





* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'s hair can heal and restore youth, but if said hair is cut, the person who gained youth from it begins to age rapidly. The hair's effect also wears off just by physical separation. The above-mentioned person visibly aged a decade after being away from the hair for less than a day; a week or longer might've been fatal. At the end of the movie [[spoiler:when all of Rapnuzel's hair is cut, Mother Gothel begins to rapidly age but wraps her cloak around her body before it turns graphic. She then falls out the tower window and her body has dissolved into dust by the time it lands. She was implied to be several ''hundred'' years old]].

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* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'s hair can heal and restore youth, but if said hair is cut, the person who gained youth from it begins to age rapidly. The hair's effect also wears off just by physical separation. The above-mentioned person visibly aged a decade after being away from the hair for less than a day; a week or longer might've been fatal. At the end of the movie [[spoiler:when all of Rapnuzel's Rapunzel's hair is cut, Mother Gothel begins to rapidly age but wraps her cloak around her body before it turns graphic. She then falls out the tower window and her body has dissolved into dust by the time it lands. She was implied to be several ''hundred'' years old]].


** Similarly, once [[spoiler: Furher Bradley]]'s Philosopher's stone runs out, he ages rapidly.

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** Similarly, once [[spoiler: Furher Fuhrer Bradley]]'s Philosopher's stone runs out, he ages rapidly.


They're likely to [[NoBodyLeftBehind crumble away into dust]]. The decay starts with the skin and moves inward, saving the character's skull for last. In other words: What happens when a magical ReallySevenHundredYearsOld character is forced to ''really'' look their age.

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They're likely to [[NoBodyLeftBehind [[ReducedToDust crumble away into dust]]. The decay starts with the skin and moves inward, saving the character's skull for last. In other words: What happens when a magical ReallySevenHundredYearsOld character is forced to ''really'' look their age.


* At the end of ''Videogame/DragonsDogma'', after defeating the Dragon, [[spoiler:Duke Edmun immediately transforms from a middle-aged man to an elderly, shriveled wreck while the Dragonforged crumbles away into dust.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' left inconclusive the effect of losing the [[PhysicalGod immortality]] granted by Lorkhan's Heart. Dagoth Ur [[NeverFoundTheBody disappeared in a pool of lava beneath a collapsed cavern.]] For the Tribunal, however, Vivec mentions that they're able to [[BroughtDownToBadass persist as mortals]] with a [[SemiDivine trace of their divinity]] still in-tact thanks to the [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly faith of their followers]]. Despite this, [[spoiler: Almalexia goes mad and kills Sotha Sil, then is herself slain by the [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]] in the ''Tribunal'' expansion, while Vivec mysteriously disappears a few years later, so it remains uncertain just how much "inertia" they really had]].
* Discussed and averted in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyDimensions''. When [[spoiler:Matoya]] gives up the [[ImmortalityInducer artifact that halted her aging for over a century]] to help the heroes, one of your party members wonders why she isn't going through RapidAging. [[spoiler:Matoya]] explains that the artifact doesn't work that way. She's just going to start aging normally again without it.
* Similarly, in ''VideGame/FinalFantasyBraveExvius'', it's speculated that someone who's been given immortality and then stripped of it might see all those years catch up to them at once. However, all it does is get them aging normally again.
* DeathIsCheap in the world of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon''; those that die in the Neath tend to get better, provided that whatever killed them didn't render their body ''too'' unusable. This is because [[spoiler:the light of the Sun is what normally enforces such laws as "people die when they are killed"]], meaning that anyone who has died in the Neath can never return to the surface, lest the Sun's rays shrivel them like a slug. In fact, if you are foolhardy enough to [[spoiler:Seek Mr Eaten's Name]], you will eventually find yourself with the opportunity to do just that -- and yes, [[PressXToDie it really kills your character permanently]].



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' left inconclusive the effect of losing the [[PhysicalGod immortality]] granted by Lorkhan's Heart. Dagoth Ur [[NeverFoundTheBody disappeared in a pool of lava beneath a collapsed cavern.]] For the Tribunal, however, Vivec mentions that they're able to [[BroughtDownToBadass persist as mortals]] with a [[SemiDivine trace of their divinity]] still in-tact thanks to the [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly faith of their followers]]. Despite this, [[spoiler: Almalexia goes mad and kills Sotha Sil, then is herself by the [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]] in the ''Tribunal'' expansion, while Vivec mysteriously disappears a few years later, so it remains uncertain just how much "inertia" they really had]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' left inconclusive At the effect end of losing the [[PhysicalGod immortality]] granted by Lorkhan's Heart. Dagoth Ur [[NeverFoundTheBody disappeared in a pool of lava beneath a collapsed cavern.]] For the Tribunal, however, Vivec mentions that they're able ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'', Clockwerk's hate chip is destroyed, causing his metal body parts to [[BroughtDownToBadass persist as mortals]] with a [[SemiDivine trace of their divinity]] still in-tact thanks to the [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly faith of their followers]]. Despite this, [[spoiler: Almalexia goes mad and kills Sotha Sil, then is herself by the [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]] in the ''Tribunal'' expansion, while Vivec mysteriously disappears a few years later, so it remains uncertain just how much "inertia" they really had]].rust into nothingness.



* Discussed and averted in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyDimensions''. When [[spoiler:Matoya]] gives up the [[ImmortalityInducer artifact that halted her aging for over a century]] to help the heroes, one of your party members wonders why she isn't going through RapidAging. [[spoiler:Matoya]] explains that the artifact doesn't work that way. She's just going to start aging normally again without it.
* At the end of ''Videogame/DragonsDogma'', after defeating the Dragon, [[spoiler:Duke Edmun immediately transforms from a middle-aged man to an elderly, shriveled wreck while the Dragonforged crumbles away into dust.]]
* At the end of ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'', Clockwerk's hate chip is destroyed, causing his metal body parts to rust into nothingness.
* DeathIsCheap in the world of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon''; those that die in the Neath tend to get better, provided that whatever killed them didn't render their body ''too'' unusable. This is because [[spoiler:the light of the Sun is what normally enforces such laws as "people die when they are killed"]], meaning that anyone who has died in the Neath can never return to the surface, lest the Sun's rays shrivel them like a slug. In fact, if you are foolhardy enough to [[spoiler:Seek Mr Eaten's Name]], you will eventually find yourself with the opportunity to do just that -- and yes, [[PressXToDie it really kills your character permanently]].


* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': Something like this happens in one of the new series episodes: a scientist finds a way to seemingly keep people young and immortal, however it is discovered that this is done by hyperstimulating the cells of the person in question, thus causing them to eventually grow old and die in a matter of weeks.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': Something like this happens in one of the new series episodes: a scientist finds a way to seemingly keep people young and immortal, however it is discovered that this is done by hyperstimulating the cells of the person in question, thus causing them to eventually grow old and die in a matter of weeks.weeks when the cells can no longer sustain that activity.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "[[Recap/SamuraiJackS1E10JackAndTheLavaMonster Jack and the Lava Monster]]", Jack defeats a warrior who had been immortal for thousands of years as a punishment from Aku. He immediately ages to look about 100, but that's still pretty spry for someone in their thousands. This is exactly what he wanted, though, since it allowed his suffering to come to an end and he could finally join his friends and family in Valhalla--valkyries descend from the heavens to take him to the afterlife right in front of Jack.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "[[Recap/SamuraiJackS1E10JackAndTheLavaMonster Jack and the Lava Monster]]", Jack defeats a warrior who had been immortal for thousands of years as a punishment from Aku. He immediately ages to look about 100, but that's still pretty spry for someone in their thousands. This is exactly what he wanted, though, since it allowed his suffering to come to an end and he could finally join his friends and family in Valhalla--valkyries Valhalla--Valkyries descend from the heavens to take him to the afterlife right in front of Jack.



* This is entirely unconfirmed, but in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', some believe this to be the reason why we never see [[spoiler: the Dazzlings]] again following the time [[spoiler: their pendants (which kept them alive as humans for a thousand years) were destroyed.]]
** Sans any evidence to support that idea, this example actually stands as one of the rare villainous ''Aversions'' to the trope. At the end of the movie they've only lost their voices, but their youth seems intact.


** It was implied that this would also happen to the 3,000 year old Nazguls upon the Ring's destruction, but this wasn't explicitly shown. In an indirect sort of way, this happened to the bearers of the elven Rings as well: the bearers are all immortal without the Rings, so we don't see them becoming older, but what happens to Elves as they age is that they tend to leave Middle-earth for Valinor... which is exactly what Elrond and Galadriel do a year later.

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** It was implied that this would also happen to the 3,000 4,000 plus year old Nazguls Nazgul upon the Ring's destruction, but this wasn't explicitly shown. In an indirect sort of way, this happened to the bearers of the elven Rings as well: the bearers are all immortal without the Rings, so we don't see them becoming older, but what happens to Elves as they age is that they tend to leave Middle-earth for Valinor... which is exactly what Elrond and Galadriel do a year later.

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* In ''Animation/TheFrogPrincess'', Koshchei the Deathless is struck down while flying in the form of a giant crow. By the time he hits the ground, he's a golden skeleton.


* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Fellowship of the Ring'', after Bilbo Baggins leaves the One Ring behind for Frodo and travels to Rivendell, his Ring-deferred years catch up with him and he becomes quite elderly. (In the book, there are 18 years between Bilbo's departure and our catching up to him at Rivendell; in the film it seems to be a few months.) And then he ages even more dramatically after the Ring is destroyed.

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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Fellowship of the Ring'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing'', after Bilbo Baggins leaves the One Ring behind for Frodo and travels to Rivendell, his Ring-deferred years catch up with him and he becomes quite elderly. (In the book, there are 18 years between Bilbo's departure and our catching up to him at Rivendell; in the film it seems to be a few months.) And then he ages even more dramatically after the Ring is destroyed.

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