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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Kaylana, who was a child during the last war between Good and Evil... over a hundred and fifty years ago. [[spoiler: Blackmail tops her by being one of the heroes who FOUGHT in the war 150 years ago. In the present all he has is a bit of grey hair. He says his armor is enchanted, implying its magic kept him alive.]]

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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Kaylana, who was a child during the last war between Good and Evil... over a hundred and fifty years ago. [[spoiler: Blackmail tops her by being one of the heroes who FOUGHT fought in the war 150 years ago. In the present all he has is a bit of grey hair. He says his armor is enchanted, implying its magic kept him alive.]]


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* Valentine of ''Literature/LastMage'' is ''very old''. In specifics, we know he was there at the founding of the United States, so he's at least 235 years old.
* April, in ''Literature/TheTalesOfPaulTwister'', apparently has a very extended lifespan, [[WizardsLiveLonger even for a magic user.]] When Paul hears about her, he takes it as confirmation that she is like him, except that his aging got slowed down [[CantGrowUp at a much earlier point.]]

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* ''Literature/ManyWaters'' has its fifteen-year-old protagonists travel back to [[BibleTimes just before]] TheGreatFlood, and fits with the Biblical account of people living for centuries. Yalith, who looks about their age, objects to the idea that she's old enough to marry, given that she's "only" one hundred.


* Almost all the vampires in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fall under this category. For example, Carlisle Cullen, who appears to be ~30, is actually over 300 years old.
** The most extreme example in the series would be the Volturi twins Jane and Alec who appear to be in their mid-teens (are played by 17-18 year old actors in the film version). Though their actual age is never stated in the books, the date when they were turned to vampires has been ballparked to have been around the year 800, which would make them roughly 1200 years old.
** The Quilete "werewolves" are not this as most of them are actually stated to be slightly younger than the physically appear (Jacob is only 15 in the books, but appears to be in his early 20s). However, it is stated at one point that they will remain at that same physical age as long as they continue to regularly phase into their wolf forms, meaning that they would legitimately qualify for this trope after a few years.

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* Almost all the vampires in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fall under this category. For example, Carlisle Cullen,
** The Cullens are of varying degree of oldness, but most of them are already inhumanly old. The only exceptions are the two youngest, Emmett and Rosalie,
who appears to be ~30, are chronologically 90 years old during the events of the first book. The oldest is Carlisle; despite looking in his 30s, he is actually over 300 years old.
** The most extreme example in the series would be the Volturi twins Jane and Alec who appear to be in their mid-teens (are (and played by 17-18 year old actors in the film version). Though their actual age is never stated in the books, the date when they were turned to vampires has been ballparked to have been around the year 800, which would make them roughly 1200 years old.
** Vladimir and Stefan (or "Dracula 1" and "Dracula 2") of the Romanian coven are even older than Jane and Alec, since they recounted having ruled Transylvania for several centuries before the twins, recently turned, destroyed their castle and annihilated everyone but them.
** Volturi leaders Aro, Caius, their respective wives (Sulpicia and Athenodora), and Marcus are possibly the oldest vampires in the world. It's offhandedly mentioned that they have been policing the vampire world for over 3000 years.
** The Quilete "werewolves" are not this as most of them are actually stated to be slightly younger than the physically appear (Jacob is only 15 in the books, but appears to be in his early 20s). However, it is stated at one point that they will remain at that same physical age as long as they continue to regularly phase into their wolf forms, meaning that they would legitimately qualify for this trope after a few years.are capable of becoming as immortal as the vampires are.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', witches and wizards can live quite a while past their first century: Dumbledore is 116 years old and still badass enough to take on [[BigBad Lord Voldemort]], and during Harry's fifth-year examinations there's a witch who lived long enough to give ''Dumbledore'' his exams (exact age isn't stated, but she would presumably be about 150).
** And of course there's Nicholas Flamel. Though never seen, he is stated to be over 600 years old. (Although this is specifically because he can make the Philosopher's Stone, unlike most people.)

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** While not immortal,
witches and wizards can live quite a while past their first century: Dumbledore is 116 years old and still badass enough to take on [[BigBad Lord Voldemort]], and during Harry's fifth-year examinations there's a witch who lived long enough to give ''Dumbledore'' his exams (exact age isn't stated, but she would presumably be about 150).
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150). And of course there's Nicholas Flamel. Though never seen, he is stated to be over 600 years old. (Although this is specifically because he can make the Philosopher's Stone, unlike most people.))
** The basilisk who appears in ''Chamber of Secrets'' is nearly as old as Hogwarts itself. It is the same basilisk Salazar Slytherin raised as part of his plan to kill the school's Muggle-born students a thousand years ago.

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* In ''Literature/SunderedLands'', the final chapter of ''Full Circle'' reveals that [[spoiler:Percy]] is actually thousands of years old, and he maintained looking middle-aged due to [[FountainOfYouth the Vile Rune of Neverending Life]].


** [[FunnyMoment Amusingly]] [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] [[FunnyMoment by one dying kalachakra Harry visits as a child]].

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** [[FunnyMoment [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Amusingly]] [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] [[FunnyMoment [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments by one dying kalachakra Harry visits as a child]].

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** TheDragons. They will live ''forever'' unless you manage to kill them.

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** The Dwarves are not immortal, but their lifespan is longer than that of men. Their lifespan varies between 200 and 300 years old.

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* The Soviet children's book ''Old Khottabych'' (and the film based on the book) has a young boy find an ancient vessel and rub it, causing a genie to emerge. Calling himself Hassan Abdul-rahman ibn Khattab, the genie claims to be over 3700 years old, having spent centuries trapped in the vessel. Later on, a friend of the boy finds a vessel containing Khottabych's even older brother. Unlike Khottabych, who swore to serve his savior, his bitter brother swore to [[UngratefulBastard kill his]].


* In Kevin Hearne's ''IronDruidChronicles'' the druid Atticus O'Sullivan tells people that he is twenty one. People naturally assume that he means years rather than centuries. He uses a magical potion to maintain a youthful appearance but he predates Christianity. The vampire Leif is around a thousand years old and the local warevolves have members a few centuries old. The various gods and demi-gods can be virtually immortal.

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* In Kevin Hearne's ''IronDruidChronicles'' ''Literature/IronDruidChronicles'' the druid Atticus O'Sullivan tells people that he is twenty one. People naturally assume that he means years rather than centuries. He uses a magical potion to maintain a youthful appearance but he predates Christianity. The vampire Leif is around a thousand years old and the local warevolves have members a few centuries old. The various gods and demi-gods can be virtually immortal.

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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Kaylana, who was a child during the last war between Good and Evil... over a hundred and fifty years ago. [[spoiler: Blackmail tops her by being one of the heroes who FOUGHT in the war 150 years ago. In the present all he has is a bit of grey hair. He says his armor is enchanted, implying its magic kept him alive.]]


** Take, for example, satyrs, who age twice as slow as humans. In ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', Coach Hedge is the 106-year-old chaperone of the kids as they travel on their quest, despite only appearing 53. [[BloodKnight This is perhaps his least notable characteristic.]]

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** Take, for example, satyrs, [[HalfHumanHybrid satyrs]], who age twice as slow as humans. In ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', Coach Hedge is the 106-year-old chaperone of the kids as they travel on their quest, despite only appearing 53. [[BloodKnight This is perhaps his least notable characteristic.]]


* Zoe Nightshade from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. In fact, any of the Hunters who have been members for a long time. Artemis herself prefers to appear as a 12-year-old girl when she's traveling with them. And then there are the rest of the gods and mythological characters...

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* [[HunterOfMonsters Zoe Nightshade Nightshade]] from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. In fact, any of the Hunters who have been members for a long time. Artemis herself prefers to appear as a 12-year-old girl when she's traveling with them. And then there are the rest of the gods and mythological characters...characters...
**Take, for example, satyrs, who age twice as slow as humans. In ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', Coach Hedge is the 106-year-old chaperone of the kids as they travel on their quest, despite only appearing 53. [[BloodKnight This is perhaps his least notable characteristic.]]


** Jerome Corbell, the hero of ''A World Out Of Time'' ''starts'' the story waking up after spending 220 years in suspended animation. By the end of the novel, because of time-dilation caused by a close encounter with a black hole, he's at least five billion years old.

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** Jerome Corbell, the hero of ''A World Out Of Time'' ''Literature/AWorldOutOfTime'' ''starts'' the story waking up after spending 220 years in suspended animation. By the end of the novel, because of time-dilation caused by a close encounter with a black hole, he's at least five billion years old.


** The [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Ainur (Valar and Maiar)]] are ''older'' than the world, and most of them [[VoluntaryShapeshifting can look however they please]].

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** The [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Ainur (Valar and Maiar)]] (who include Sauron and the Wizards) are ''older'' than the world, and most of them [[VoluntaryShapeshifting can look however they please]].

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* The vampires in ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' are not immortal, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent only very long-lived]]. And several vampires there are [[LongLived much older]] than they look.
** Larten Crepsley looks like he's between thirty and forty years old, but he's actually over two hundred years old.
** The vampire Vancha March is about three hundred years old, and looks as if he was over thirty years old.
** Kurda Smahlt looks like about twenty years, but actually he is over a hundred and twenty years old.
** Hibernius Tall is not a vampire, but a kind of magical being, and is at least 1,200 years old, but looks as if he were thirty years old. The same is true of his sister Evanna.

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