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It's TruthInTelevision if we compare our normal lifespans to humans of the past.²²[[WizardsLiveLonger Wizards often benefit from this]]. Most [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] have this as well, along with [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves]] to a lesser extent. In fact, just about every supernatural creature exhibits this if they're not outright immortal. ²²See ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, for when these characters look younger than their age. On the other hand, if they still keep getting older-looking and more decrepit as they age past "normal old age" and into "Methuselah is jealous", they may have AgeWithoutYouth. Also compare TheAgeless, for when the character in question doesn't die of old age.²²When adding examples, please remember that the character is ''only'' long lived and ''not'' {{immortal|ity}}.²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'': The Methuselah/vampires (300+ years) and Kresnik (haven't aged in over a millennium).²* Shinigami in ''Manga/DeathNote'' can increase their lifespan indefinitely by using their notes to kill humans. The king of the Shinigami has been around so long that he is known simply as The Old Man by other Shinigami.²* The Uzumaki clan in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' was well known for this, among other things.²* {{Youkai}}, and even Hanyou, often have multi-century lifespans in Japanese stories. Manga/{{Inuyasha}}, for example, was 150 when he was sealed, and looked like a teenager. Nurarihyon is over 400.²* In ''Franchise/DragonBall'', there are several examples, most of which are species-specific.²** First, there's [[OldMaster Muten]] [[DirtyOldMan Roshi]], who while having claimed to have drunk some sacred water that granted immortality, still seems to [[AgeWithoutYouth age like a normal human,]] albeit a very powerful one.²** Then there's Kami, who as a child was sent to Earth to escape a cataclysm on his home planet. That was at least 500 years before the events of ''Dragon Ball'', during which he's not exactly spry, but he's still strong compared to normal non-fighters.²** Frieza (and the rest of his species) are suspected to be naturally long-lived, given that Frieza himself shows [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld no signs of having aged]] between the [[NonSerialMovie Bardock Special]] and his fight with Goku on Namek. Doing the math shows that he is at least 70 years old by the latter.²** Hit from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' tells Goku that he's a thousand years old.²** The Kaio (Kais in the English dub) race of creator "gods" are stated to live for around 75,000 years, with the exception of the higher-ranked Kaioshin (Supreme Kais), who have much longer lifespans. Exactly how long isn't defined (the eldest one we've seen is 75 million years old, and he's not exactly on his deathbed), though they are ''not'' immortal.²** Gods of Destruction are likewise extremely long-lived. Beerus speaks casually of hundreds of millions of years of life, and appears to still be in his prime. However, the facts that Whis occasionally speaks of "the next God of Destruction" and Universe 11 is openly scouting for a replacement for theirs implies that Gods of Destruction are not truly immortal either.²* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', it's said that the people from both the Silver Millennium and Crystal Tokyo eras have a natural lifespan of 1000 years, thanks to the energy of the Legendary Silver Crystal.²* Witches in ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' have much longer lifespans than humans do; a few (like the BigBad) are over 1000 years old.²* The Pillar Men of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' had lifespans far exceeding those of humans. The four seen in the series are thousands of years old, though it's implied this is due to spending long periods of time hibernating and the enhancements the Stone Mask made to their already superhuman physiology.²* Juraians in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series are known to be able to live several centuries even without being bonded to the Royal Trees, which can push their lifespans much further. Tenchi's mother Kiyone was over 200 at the time she died of old age on Earth, and her husband Nobuyuki (himself partially Juraian) is pushing 300.²* ''Manga/OnePiece'':²** Dr. Kureha is 137 years ''young''. [[BerserkButton Don't tell her she's old]], she's still got [[NeverMessWithGranny loads of energy to spare]].²** Giants typically live to be about 300, with all the extended youth that implies (Gerth, a childhood friend of the 68 year old Big Mom still looks like she's in her mid-20s).²** Zunisha the elephant is ''over 1000 years old'', and has carried the country of Zou and the Mink tribe on its back for almost that long.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* Notably, Franchise/{{Superman}} is understood to be, if not immortal, then very, very long lived. He does age though, if at a much slower rate. Both in ''Batman Beyond'', and in ''Final Crisis'' he was shown to be about middle aged compared to the elderly Batman or Lois Lane, when the 3 are usually depicted to be the same age usually. How slowly he ages [[DependingOnTheWriter varies]] heavily. Sometimes he ages similarly to humans and will only outlive his peers by a few decades while at other times he can outlive them by hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In ''Comicbook/{{Generations}}'' he has greying hair in 2009, but survives to the 30th century (with pure white hair), saying that it seems like the older he gets, the slower he ages.²* Anna Hark in the series ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' estimated her lifespan to reach 300 years.²* The ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics have ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, who has been alive since ancient Egypt. No one knows why he's lived so long exactly, but one theory is that he has a very long life span. (He's a mutant, thought to be the ''first,'' but he was eventually upgraded by future/alien technology on top of ''that.'' Which of his powers were inborn and which were the enhancements change DependingOnTheWriter.)²* Also from ''X-Men'', ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, due to his HealingFactor. He's more than 120 years old.²** However he does age (he's been shown in distant futures as elderly, long after most of his usual companions have died), and its been mentioned his HealingFactor WILL eventually give out on him. He seems to physically age about a decade for every half century or so, leaving him at about mid 30s after being alive for 120 or so hears.²* In ''Comicbook/TheTransformersIDW'', Cybertronians have such long natural lifespans that most believed that they could not die of old age, simply because ''no one's seen one tip over yet''. Turns out they can: once they get old enough they undergo something called "cybernecrosis", causing them to eventually shut down for good. It takes about a billion years or so for this to happen. And then Ratchet developed a cure for it.²* In ''Comicbook/BlackMagick'', Rowan's family tree shows several women who lived into their 80s or 90s during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which would have been quite a feat back then. One of them, Coira Black, lived to be 125.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Works]]²* Lezaford in ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire'' is at least 300 years old.²* Celestia and Luna in ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'' have very long lifespans due to their aging being slowed down by the Elements of Harmony, but they're certainly not immortal. Navarone also gains this after his EmergencyTransformation, being expected to live at least 1,000 years, or longer if he wishes.²* ''Fanfic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'':²** Magic can greatly extend the lifespans of its users, with more powerful magic users living longer lives than less powerful ones. Mule deer and whitetails, the least powerful deer species, have lifespans measured in centuries. High deer are functionally ageless.²** Dragons are naturally long-lived, with average lifespans of a thousand years.²* Empath becomes this in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Days Of Future Smurfed", having lived 1,150 years before he died in 2005.²* It's mentioned in ''Fanfic/RainbowBriteAndTheWarOfDarkness'' that several of the characters are from long-lived alien races. The Color Kids are several millions years old, are only barely adults, and look like eight year old humans. Rainbow's trusty CoolHorse Starlite is also several millions of years old, but he's relatively nearing the end of his lifespan and has been forced into retirement.²* In the ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses Three Houses]]'' fanfic ''Fanfic/YoullGetNoAnswersFromTheBlueSeaStar'', [[spoiler:Rhea, Seteth and Flayn]] are all somewhere over a thousand years old, while [[spoiler:Sothis]] appears to be ''much'' older than that. Jeralt is implied to be longer lived than ordinary and his daughters, especially Jo, may end up [[spoiler:living for thousands of years, as Sothis's children do.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Yoda. When 900 years old you reach, look as good, you will not. ²* Crush from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' is a [[TotallyRadical surf talkin' turtle dude]], but he's 150 years old.²* In ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki comments that the average lifespan of an Asgardian is about 5,000 years. Interestingly, in the [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor comic]], the Asgardians are one of the races of gods that are ''not'' immortal (unlike the Olympians) and do age, albeit very slowly.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark'', several alien races routinely live for centuries, if not millennia. The [[HumanAlien Bino Faata]], the first aliens officially encountered by humans, have their highest caste potentially live for several millennia due to genetic engineering. In contrast, the lower castes are engineered to only live for a few years. The [[SpaceElves Lo'ona Aeo]] are also extremely long-lived, which also means they perceive time differently. For example, in a later novel, a Lo'ona Aeo talks about a character's death several decades ago as if it were yesterday. It's unclear how long the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Metamorphs]] can potentially live, but the Exile has been on Earth since the 13th century, and reappears in a book taking place in the fourth millennium, looking no worse for wear. Some descendants of [[HalfHumanHybrid Paul Richard Corcoran]], whose biological father is a Faata, are known to have lived for at least 150 years.²* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''[[Literature/TheCavesOfSteel Robot Trilogy]]'', Spacers (humans who live on one of the 50 colony worlds) regularly live for over 300 Earth years. They measure their lives in decades instead of years.²* In Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''The Big Kiev Technician'', pretty much all non-human races routinely live for at least several centuries. Elves can easily live for a few millennia. The novel also reveals that there is a small number of humans called Longers whose lifespan is also measured in centuries. Unfortunately, a large community of them is stated to have been discovered in Big New York and wiped out by the jealous humans.²* In Literature/TheBigOne universe, a number of the characters have extended lifetimes, some reaching several millennia. They are not immortal and can be killed or die of disease (the Great Influenza of 1919 wreaked havoc on their ranks). Some are prominent in history (Parmenio, Nell Gwynne, Shakespeare to name a few) but most are normal people trying to cope with the problems caused by unexpected longevity.²* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', dwarves live longer than humans. They are apparently not immortal, but do have quite a long lifespan. The same might be true with dragons, but as no one has seen a dragon for a long time, this is not clear. ²* In ''Literature/{{Gor}}'', thanks to Stabilization Serums, people are almost completely disease free and don't age, so hypothetically they can live forever, unless they're killed.²* Members of the "Howard Families" in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's stories are very long-lived, having been established by a foundation in the name of a rich young man who died of old age. [[MeaningfulName Lazarus Long]] is long-lived even amongst his fellow long-lifers: at least 2,379 years. Non-Howards are also long lived (but not as long as the Howards).²* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Betans and Cetagandans live about double the life of the average person today due to the level of technology and removal of harmful genes at birth.²* The ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series has Prolong, which is a genetic engineering process that extends human life to several centuries.²* The Numenoreans in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' are said to commonly live thrice as long as the longest-lived non-Dunedainic humans, while the kings of the house of Elros commonly reached 400. Dwarves also have naturally long lifespans, generally in the 200-275 year range. Hobbits aren't ''that'' long lived, but still live about half again as long as regular humans. The lifespan of the orcs is unclear, but hinted in some places to be extremely long- like their Elven cousins, they may in fact be TheAgeless.²* Fairies and all sub-species in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' are implied to live for a few hundred years, or at least long enough for 'decade' to roughly equal 'year' when scaled to human life-span.²* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', it is implied that Wizards live longer then Muggles, though how much longer is unclear.²* Ditto the wizards in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. This is explained in one of the books with magic making their bodies capable of ''perfect'' recoveries (that is, any wound or broken bone they receive will heal completely over time, with no nasty lasting side effects whatsoever), which extends to a significant slowing (but ''not'' halting) of ageing processes, as well. This leads to the eldest wizards being in the order of 300 to 400 years old, and still active - however, they're still pretty old, and as the main character notes as he hits his late 30s, they don't keep the recovery rate of youth. ²* In ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', the head magician of the House of Life is over 2,000 years old, though no one else can can live as long as him because the spell was lost when Egypt fell as Kingdom to the Romans.²* The Dragaerans in ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' are considered to be adolescents until they reach about 100.²* The Souls from ''Literature/TheHost''. Other alien species are implied to be this as the Souls claim that humans have some of the shortest life cycles in the Universe.²* The two witches from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' are very long-lived. The White Witch was over 1,000 years old while the Green Witch was also very old, possibly over 1,000 as well.²* In the ''Literature/WildCards'' series, the alien Takisians are essentially HumanAliens, only much longer-lived. Commoners live for three to four centuries, possibly due to their race's advanced biotechnology and medicine. The [[SuperBreedingProgram eugenically-bred]] [[SupernaturalElite Psi Lords]] can live for thousands of years. However, among the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt aristocracy]] assassination is the number one cause of death, with old age trailing a distant second. Those Psi Lords who do survive to old age command great respect. On Earth, some [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Ace's]] appear to be [[TheAgeless unaging]], but not enough time has passed since the [[MassSuperEmpoweringEvent release of the Wild Card Virus]] to really know for sure.²* Many of the [[Literature/{{Paradox}} Pelted]] have life expectancies longer than a century, with the Glaseah living 150 (or 250 maybe) years and Phoenixes living 400. Though aliens such as Faulfrenza live over seven centuries and [[SpaceElves Eldritch]] can exceed a millennium.²* Humans in ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' have potential lifespan of "eternity", although usually die of circumstances such as illness, combat or accidents. This being said, it doesn't raise any eyebrows for people to live well over one hundred, and the oldest known person has three centuries behind her.²* ''{{Literature/Barsoom}}'': Lifespans of several centuries are very common among all species on Barsoom. John Carter also has this despite hailing from Earth, but the reason why is never revealed. ²* In the German booklet series ''Maddrax'' there are the hydrites. For [[FishPeople hydrites]] it is not uncommon to become four hundred or five hundred years old.²** There are also the technos, a folk of humans who have lived in bunkers for centuries, and has advanced technology. They have a life expectancy of up to about one hundred and sixty years, and are still physically fit even in old age.²* The vampires in ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' are not immortal, but only long-lived. However, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent they only age with a tenth of the speed of humans]]. Half-vampires, on the other hand, age with a fifth of the speed of humans. The oldest known vampire was over 800 years old. However, it is suggested that most vampires are killed in battle long before they reach such an advanced age.²* The [[TheFairFolk fairies]] in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' also play this trope straight. They are not immortal, but they can grow very old. The Seelie Queen looks like a young woman, but she has lived in the Middle Ages. Later, Meliorn, who is a half-fairy, can be seen. He looks like a young man, but is already over a hundred and thirty years old.²* Witchers in ''Literature/TheWitcher'', due to their enhanced physiology, can potentially live for centuries. Their natural life span is impossible to determine, as no witcher has ever lived long enough to die of natural causes.²* Literature/OlogySeries: Dragons typically lead very long lives: the shortest-lived, the knuckers and marsupial dragons, still usually top a century of life; European dragons live to three centuries of age, and if Chinese dragons have a maximum lifespan no-one knows what it is.²* ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'': Hutts frequently live to a millennia or so. Wookiees don't have quite this longevity, but Chewie is about two hundred years when he's introduced, and doesn't seem to be considered old. His father is still around, though elderly. Dewlanna was over six hundred when she died, and also old.²* ''Literature/LastAndFirstMen'': Several future human species develop extremely long lifespans. The Fifth Men were created with three thousand-year lifespans and later increased their life expectancy to fifty thousand years. The Eighteenth Men typically live for a quarter of a million years.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* ''Franchise/StarTrek''. Vulcans, being SpaceElves, have lifespans that are shown to be longer than that of humans. Spock, for example, has aged a lot less than [=McCoy=] during the time between ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.²** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''²*** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E8Miri}} Miri]]". Due to the effect of a life-prolonging virus the children are three hundred years old.²*** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E19RequiemForMethuselah}} Requiem for Methuselah]]" Flint has lived for six thousand years.²*** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E10PlatosStepchildren}} Plato's Stepchildren]]", the Platonians had greatly-enhanced lifespans.²** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''²*** Guinan and her species, the El Auriens, live for centuries. Guinan herself first visited Earth during the late 19th Century, and later worked on board the Enterprise in the 24th Century. She looked exactly the same.²*** In the Franchise/TrekVerse, humans are this. Advances in medical science make Admiral [=McCoy=] positively ancient about a century after having been Dr. [=McCoy=] in the original series, but clearly not too ancient to still be active. Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki, has the stardates and other clues worked out to a date of 2227 for [=McCoy=]'s birth and 2364 for his cameo in TNG's premiere, making him not too bad-looking for a man of 147. (If we wanna go with strict screen canon, it's about 80 years between the TOS and TNG portions of ''Generations.'') Alien characters are much sprier, with only 20-30 years of visible aging between eras ([[RealLifeWritesThePlot basically, the actors' real-life aging]]) it is still impressive for ''any'' human to have lived in the era of both the Enterprise-A and Enterprise-D without TimeTravel being involved.²*** In the fan-film ''WebVideo/StarTrekRenegades'', Admiral Pavel Chekov is 143, but looks about as old as Admiral Owen Paris.²* Zhaan in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' is over 800 cycles old (a cycle being equivalent to one Earth year). Some aliens are over 100 cycles old. The Hynerian emperor spent over 100 cycles in prison.²* In ''Series/KungFuTheLegendContinues'', the Ancient '''may''' be 700 years old, and he certainly looks it.²* [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] may look young in his recent regenerations, but he is actually over a thousand years old by [[TheNthDoctor Eleven]]. He was 900 in the earliest days of the revived series; seemed to be rounding off at the time, but was 903 by series four. By now he's well into the four digits, due to Eleven having spent many years offscreen avoiding his apparent FinalDeath, then some more temporarily retired after losing the Ponds, then some more at Christmas. However, this is disputed by fans - in the past he'd given wildly different ages in the past (''also'' going up about a year per year of screentime and thus feeling a bit more "real" than the one-off wild numbers) and many feel he passed the four-digit mark sometime around the Creator/TomBaker years. WordOfGod says he's probably a lot older and lost track; his life has taken place out of order and been subject to alterations, to the point that even he ''cannot'' know. Nine seemed to like the number 900 and just started counting everything from there. This has recently gotten onscreen acknowledgement: He once mentioned his age and then said "unless I'm lying. I'm so old I don't even know if I'm lying about my age or not!" However, he is ''definitely'' not immortal. An individual incarnation of a Time Lord can last well over a thousand years but ''will'' eventually decay to the point of needing to regenerate, and each Time Lord only has thirteen lives. One who stays out of danger could probably live ten or twenty thousand years or more, but will eventually die.²** Although there are debates about this. The High Council can, through means unspecified, grant a Time Lord at least one more cycle of regenerations. Their founder Rassilon is supposedly immortal, capable of regenerating an unlimited number of times. However, Rassilon is an EmperorScientist with a AGodAmI complex who is into JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit. Consequently he is not into sharing all of his secrets with his fellow Time Lords.²** The Sisterhood of Karn, who are apparently also Gallifreyans, guard the "Sacred Flame", a natural phenomenon on their planet that can grant immortality. They have also perfected control of the regeneration process, to the extent that they can provide specialized elixirs that will ensure that a Time Lord's next regeneration will produce specific traits.²** At the end of the episode introducing him, the Twelfth Doctor states that he's over two thousand years old, after spending 900 years on Trenzalore as Eleven, constantly fighting off invasions.²** River Song, one of the Doctor's wives, is a human conceived on the TARDIS, the child of his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams. Because of this, she inherited Time Lord traits including an extremely long life span. [[spoiler:At the time of her death,]] she was at least 200 years old, but looked in her mid forties.²* ''Series/StargateSG1'':²** The Jaffa can live for 150-200 years, having been engineered from TransplantedHumans to carry Goa'uld symbiotes until maturation. In practice, few of them live that long. Either their symbiote matures and a replacement can't be found in time (Jaffa don't have a working immune system with the symbiote acting as replacement), or they are killed in battle. The two oldest Jaffa shown are Teal'c and his mentor Master Bra'tac. Both lose their symbiotes in an ambush but survive thanks to a drug called tretonin that must be taken daily to keep their immune system active. Teal'c further ages many decades during the GrandFinale and shows grey hair. However, he is as strong as ever and is able to hold his own in a ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' crossover episode in an hour-long slugfest with [[Creator/JasonMomoa Ronon Dex]].²--> '''Bra'tac:''' I feel alive Teal'c, like a young man of 80.²** The Goa'uld themselves can, potentially, live for millennia, thanks to their natural regenerative properties (when inside a host body) and their liberal use of sarcophagi. They also tend to keep the same host (so their subjects recognize them), so the host remains alive as well (albeit in an AndIMustScream state). As evidenced by Lord Yu, though, even the sarcophagi have limits.²** The Ohne/Oannes are FishPeople whose natural lifespan is around 5000 years. According to the fluff, they have managed to throw off Goa'uld oppression and took back their homeworld, using their "memory retrieval" ability to get Goa'uld secrets from their Jaffa soldiers (which usually killed the subjects). Only one is even seen on the show, though, but anyone traveling to the planet is usually hypnotized to remember it as a lava-filled hellhole and actively resists further attempts to travel there. Only one Ohne has ever been seen outside their home planet, having traveled to Earth long ago to try to help the human slaves there. Ufortunately, she was killed by the Goa'uld who had attempted to enslave her people. Presumably, he didn't bother to tell the other Goa'uld about this race, as his own attempt to subjugate them cost him a Ha'tak and the entire invasion force, and the truth could be seen as weakness by the other Goa'uld.²* EvilSorcerer Andre Linoge from ''Series/StormOfTheCentury'' has a lifespan that can be measured in centuries at least. The plot is kicked off because he is, by the standards of his kind, approaching his twilight years. [[WeAreAsMayflies He still has long to live by the standards of humans]] (he claims that the youngest children of Little Tall Island might outlive him), but beneath the illusion of a fit middle-aged man he is a sick and dying old man. Apparently even his powers can't extend his lifespan any further. [[spoiler:So he's out to secure his legacy by claiming one of the island's children as his heir. All of the pain and suffering he's inflicted on the islanders was done to strongarm them into giving him one of their children, since whatever rules bind him dictate that he can't just ''take'' a child.]]²* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has very long-lived demons. There are also many demons that are immortal, but most of them are just long-lived. In a episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', demons are seen (in their human figures) as if they were thirty or forty years old, but they are at least four hundred years old.²** The same also seems to apply to [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demons]]. The exact age of most half-demons is unknown, but two of them, Nash and Pearl, are over seventy years old, but look like they are about twenty years old. There is also a half-demon called Whistler. He is already thousands of years old, and was born in [[TheTimeOfMyths the time of legends and myths]].²** Apparently this also applies to particularly powerful [[WizardsLiveLonger warlocks and witches]]. Lavinia and Sophronia Fairweather are two witches who are far over a hundred years old but look like young women.²* The [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultramen]] are ''extremely'' long-lived beings; all known Ultras are thousands of years old. Case in point, Series/UltramanMebius is 6,800 years old and Franchise/UltramanZero is 5,900 years old, and they're considered ''young''.²* A hilarious example from when ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' became a series of skits on ''Series/{{Chespirito}}''. Specifically, Jaimito the mailman, a character whose supposed to be in his late 60s'-early 70s' once revealed that his mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother are still alive, the last one whom he says he's worried about because the doctor has given her no more than 20 years. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Myths & Religion]]²* Methuselah, according to Literature/TheBible, lived 969 years. Adam himself died aged 930. In fact, most of antediluvian humanity lived for many centuries, and only after the Flood did the life spans begin rapidly decreasing.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Radio]]²* ''Radio/JourneyIntoSpace'': In ''The World in Peril'', it is mentioned that Martians have a lifespan of more than 300 years.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'': Magi can easily live longer due to magical longevity rituals. Certain other people, as well as supernatural beings, can also achieve this.²* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Although actually living long enough to die a natural death is a rarity in the 40K universe, long lifespans are actually normal:²** The natural lifespan of an Eldar is thousands of years.²** Dark Eldar can potentially live even longer than their non-corrupted cousins as long as they can keep their souls replenished or can be resurrected by a haemonculus. Asdrubael Vect claims to have been a child at the time of the Fall of the Eldar, which would make him more than 10,000 years old.²** Space Marines can live for several hundred years. Dante, the current Chapter Master of the Blood Angels, is 1100 years old, the oldest Space Marine not in a Dreadnought.²** The Space Marines encased within Dreadnoughts are often thousands of Terran years old, although they do spend a lot of time in suspended animation when not needed. A notable, venerable Dreadnought named Bjorn the Fell-Handed is no less than 10,000 standard Terran years old.²** Humans can live for well over a hundred years or more thanks to juvenat treatments.²** Orks get bigger and stronger with age instead of slowing down, so it's not clear whether or not they even ''can'' die a natural death due to aging. It's a moot point anyway, since Orky life and psychology ensures that no Ork will ever die a ''natural'' death.²* The titular ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} '' have this as well. The Solar Exalted can live for over 5,000 years, give or take a few decades for their mortal life (it came as quite a shock when one of them died of old age; they'd assumed they were immortal before that) while most Lunars live for 3-5,000. All Sidereals are fated to die at the age of 5,000 (a point of concern for the oldest and most powerful Sidereal, Chejop Kejak, who's 4,995 years old). The weaker Dragon-Blooded can only live for a few hundred years or so - the Scarlet Empress was over 700 when she disappeared and was considered long-lived by Dragon-Blood standards.²** The aging rate is different as well - their aging will freeze when they Exalt and won't resume until they near the end of their lifespan. Meaning that if you're facing an Exalt who looks like an old man, either they Exalted late in life or they are so incredibly ancient that they've started aging again. And since Exalts only get more powerful as they get older... pray it's the former.²* There are a ''lot'' of races in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' that live a long time, but the stand-out is probably dragons in editions where they aren't just immortal, living for 1,200 years before ceasing to grow, and then enduring without degradation for ''at the very least'' several centuries (one book indicated it's a function of Charisma and type, so the shortest life for a dragon that isn't weaker in personality than the norm for their breed is the White's 2,100 year life-span, at a 'mere' 900 years after reaching Great Wyrm status). Elves, as a comparison, tend to have (absent magical enhancing, but dragons can get their claws on that kind of thing as well) life-spans up to around 750 or so.²** In 1st and 2nd edition AD&D, elves had a lifespan of about a thousand years.²** Some character classes, especially {{Druid}}s and [[BareFistedMonk Monks]], gain extended lifespans- the exact effect varies depending on edition. In 5th Edition, for example, Druids gain Timeless Body at 18th level, which causes them to age at 1/10th the normal rate for their race.²* This is also often found in ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''.²** [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves and drow]] have a life expectancy of two hundred to nine hundred years (it can indeed vary greatly), and even half-elves and half-drow can still become one hundred thirty to one hundred and eighty years old.²** Dwarfs can be three hundred and four hundred years old, and half-dwarfs on average still two hundred thirty years.²** Gnomes are naturally three hundred to five hundred years old. Halflings can still be one hundred and fifty years old, and Genasi can become up to more as one-hundred-year-old.²** [[{{Dhampyr}} Dhampyres]] have a life expectancy of about one hundred and eighty years, but this sometimes varies.²** While half-fiends are immortal, the tieflings, the descendants [[UnevenHybrid they have with humans]], are only long-lived. Tieflings live somewhat longer than humans, the difference is however not very large. Descendants of half-fiends and elves, the Fey'ri, have, however, a life expectancy of more as thousand years.²** However, it is inverted with the orcs. They live much shorter than humans, because orcs become only forty to forty-five years old. Even half-orcs rarely live as long as humans. Their average life expectancy is sixty to eighty years, but they become rarely older than seventy-five years.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Toys]]²* Pretty much ''everyone'' in ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}''; apparently, biomechanical beings have on average lifespans reaching at least the ''five or six digits''. The Makuta in particular stand out: they've been around nearly as long as the [[PhysicalGod Great Spirit Mata Nui]] at around 100,000 years and most of them are still pretty spry. And there are some beings who are even ''older'' than them.²* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}:'' In most continuities, Cybertronians can live on average for ''millions'' of years, even the younger ones like Bumblebee. Of course, being caught in a massive war does tremendous things for the average lifespan. Compare that to the Maximals and Predacons of ''Beast Wars'', where even the oldest are ''merely'' three to four hundred years at most. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':²** Basically all {{Youkai}} have lifespans significantly longer than that of a human. It's unclear exactly how long, though there's been some that are known to be over a thousand years old while others, like magicians and vampires, are outright TheAgeless by nature.²** Among individual examples, Yuuka Kazami stands out as she's said to be [[WorldsStrongestWoman one of the most powerful youkai in Gensoukyou]] [[StrongerWithAge by sheer virtue of the fact that she's also one of its oldest residents]], but as she's both [[TheGadfly the most unpleasant]] and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality most dangerous]] individual to be around in the setting, no-one except for the local judge of the dead knows for sure how old she really is, and said judge of the dead only comments upon Yuuka's age in so far as to warn her that she's gotten so old by now that her age alone could get her sent to hell when she dies. For perspective, this is a warning commonly reserved for mere mortal {{Hermit Guru}}s who've massively overstayed their time in the world of the living... Speaking of...²** Sages learn how to extend their lifespans through rigorgious training and studying. Once they've extended their lives for so long that they're starting to mess up the CelestialBureaucracy's books and balances, a {{shinigami}} is sent to check up on them, remind them to not overstay their lifespan for too long and offer to [[{{Psychopomp}} escort them to their judgment.]] Hermits who still won't take a hint, or outright refuse to rejoin the cycle of life and death to the extent that they fight off the shinigami who are sent for them, are eventually hunted down by the Kishin, the Oni generals of Hell... The Taoist Hermit Seiga Kaku has been attacked by the Kishin general Suiki in the past and has expressed a certain amount of contempt of the Ministry of Right and Wrong labeling it a sin to live for too long, and the issue is also brought up by the Hermit Kasen Ibara who wonders what implications the sin of living too long carries for the naturally Long Lived youkai...²** Finally there are the Celestials and Lunarians who are theoretically amortal. "Theoretically" because Celestials are, much like Hermits, eventually checked up upon by shinigami who remind them to rejoin the cycle of life and death, and Lunarians can only live forever specifically ''because'' they've isolated themselves from impure things like death and mortality, and though they can effectively live forever they can also only do so for as long as the Moon remains pure. [[ImmortalsFearDeath Neil Armstrong made them shit bricks back when he endangered their eternal lives by setting a mere mortal foot on their world.]]²* [[SpaceElves Asari]] live up to a thousand years in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe. [[ProudWarriorRace Krogan]] live even longer; their upper age limit is unknown, and they are suspected to be biologically immortal. In particular, Wrex is a 1500-year-old krogan warlord, and another krogan is encountered who is implied to be over two-thousand years old.²** Humans and turians live to 150 years of age on average, while drell can reach 80.[[note]]Drell lifespans are cut short by a terminal disease called Kepral's Syndrome that they almost universally develop around that age, due to living in an environment they are not at all suited for.[[/note]] Salarians and vorcha [[WeAreAsMayflies invert this trope]] however, as they rarely live past 40 and 20 years old, respectively.²** Genetically engineered humans such as Miranda are said to be able to live fifty percent longer than normal, pushing their potential lifespan up to 225. Similarly, while it is never directly confirmed, it's ''possible'' that due to the numerous cybernetic implants enhancing and maintaining their vital functions, Shepard's own lifespan might have also been increased as a result.²** The angara of ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' are implied to be this, when able to grow old naturally. Moshae Shefa is one of their oldest living people, at around a hundred and ten, and she's still pretty damn sprightly (though it's mentioned she'd like to retire some time soon). She also doesn't ''sound'' particularly old. Meanwhile, their enemies the kett might also fall here. Their leader has been trying to wipe them out for eighty years, with no indication that his higher-ups are asking what the delay is, timescale-wise, or that he's getting on in years.²* There are several races in the ''Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse'' whose lifespans are unknown aside from "''much'' longer than humans." Suffice to say that there are [[ProudScholarRace draenei]] still living who still remember getting the hell outta Argus...''twenty-five thousand years ago''.²* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Bugenhagen mentions his 130th birthday is coming up when Cloud and friends meet him. Red XIII's tribe is stated to live even longer than that--as shown by [[spoiler:Nanaki himself being alive and well [[DistantFinale 500 years later]].]]²* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': Sage Guido reveals he's hundreds of years old [[spoiler:while fighting Exdeath. Then again, he is a tortoise.]]²* The dragons of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' have lifespans that can last for several millennia. These long lifespans also give way to BlueAndOrangeMorality: to a dragon, a century is but a fleeting moment. As such, to some dragons, crimes committed against them by the races of man several centuries ago, by those who had long passed away, feel as recent as a mere few days ago.²* The Lemurians from ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' live much longer than other people thanks to the [[FountainOfYouth Lemurian Draught]] they drink. One child in their village, who appears to be about 12, casually remarks that he will be a child for at least another 20 years.²* The D'ni people in the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' series typically live well into their second century, with some making it as long as 350 years. Offspring of D'ni with humans get some of that longevity: Atrus himself lived to at least 150.²* Dragons in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' can live for thousands of years, and are even described as "almost immortal" in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe''. [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-dragons]] can also live a very long time, though not quite the extremes of pureblooded dragons. In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'', the dragon tribe is the longest lived of all [[{{Animorphism}} Laguz]], with herons coming in second. Other tribes live for at least two or three centuries. [[HalfHumanHybrid Branded]] only avoid living quite as long as their Laguz ancestors because they age as humans [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday for the first sixteen years]].²* [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', and their related spin-offs live for a thousand years. Half-elves live for the same length of time. It's a great source of angst for Genis Sage and Arche Klein that they'll out-live their friends for such a long period of time. Seemingly [[AvertedTrope averted]] for [[UnevenHybrid quarter-elves and even more distant elven descendants]].²* The Minions of ''Videogame/{{Overlord}}'' do apparently age, since an elderly minion named Gnarl acts as the Overlord's advisor. However, no one knows the actual lifespan of a Minion, since no Minion has ever died of old age. Gnarl for one is old enough to remember the long extinct dragons.²* Elves in ''Franchise/DragonAge'' may have lost their fabled immortality, but the writers have stated that they still have very long natural lifespans that can reach triple digits. On the other hand, ''[[FlipFlopOfGod other]]'' [[FlipFlopOfGod writers have stated that all of the races of Thedas have roughly equivalent lifespans]], so it's not entirely clear.²* The Varl of ''Videogame/TheBannerSaga'' live for hundreds of years, and nobody knows exactly what their natural lifespan is, mostly because they're more likely to fall in battle before they die of old age. Ubin is trying to live as long as possible to find out.²* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': ²** The Protoss can potentially live for many centuries. The oldest known Protoss is Matriarch Raszagal, who was 1045 when she was killed (not "died of old age"; it's possible that Protoss can live considerably longer than even that).²** The Xel'Naga are long lived even by Protoss standards, but they are not immortal. This is why their Cycle [[spoiler:whereupon a worthy successor race inherits their essence and power to become the next generation of Xel'Naga]] is needed to ensure that there will always be someone seeding life in the universe.²* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''²** The [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer (Elves)]] are implied to have longer natural lifespans than the races of Men, who have lifespans [[WeAreAsMayflies along the lines]] of real life humans. ''Exactly'' how much longer is unclear, however, and largely inconsistent. Even without counting the [[WizardsLiveLonger magically enhanced lifespans]] of certain specific Mer, there are examples living naturally for centuries. Barenziah is approaching 500 in her appearance in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s ''Tribunal'' expansion, and though noticeably aged, she is appears no worse for the wear than a 60 or so year old human. In the backstory, Nerevar is in his 300s by the time of The Battle of Red Mountain and still acting as a FrontlineGeneral. Several Altmer and Dunmer characters in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' mention having been present for events like the Red Year (200 years prior to ''Skyrim'') or mention having served in the military for 150 years, but none look any older than middle-aged. ²** The Tsaesci are an [[{{Wutai}} Akaviri]] race who attempted to invade Tamriel late in the 1st Era but were defeated and the remnants of their army were incorporated into the empire of the Reman Dynasty. [[MultipleChoicePast Sources conflict greatly]] over whether the Tsaesci were serpentine [[SnakePeople Snake Vampires]] or a race of Men just like those found in Tamriel. In either case, they are apparently longer lived than that typical men of Tamriel. The two Akaviri [[RegentForLife Potentates]], who ruled Tamriel in a continuation of the Reman Empire early in the 2nd Era, ruled for 323 years and 106 years, respectively (and both died a violent death). ²** Tiber Septim, the [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder]] of the Third Tamriellic Empire, was about 106 years old when he died. It is rumored that he had his mages use spells to extend his life. Septim then [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended after his death]] as [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]], the Ninth Divine.²** Uriel Septim VII, the 21st and final[[note]]Martin was never officially crowned Emperor[[/note]] Emperor in Tiber's line, was 87 when he was assassinated at the beginning of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''. He was very much active at this time and willing to charge into battle alongside his [[PraetorianGuard Blades]]. He was also [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]], as he was said to have not aged during the 10 years he spent trapped in Oblivion during the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]''. Like his ancestor Tiber, it was rumored that he had his mages and healers use magic to extend his life. ²* Ogmo from ''VideoGame/{{Jumper}}'' series can live for an undetermined long time, if he [[NintendoHard doesn't get killed first]]. The first game shows him already capable of surviving over 100 years in an AbandonedLaboratory. The third shows he can survive millennia of spaceflight (possibly thanks to the magic of UsefulNotes/{{relativity}}).²* The ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series has its fair share of centenarians, many of them [[OldSoldier still in fighting shape.]] In release order, the first was ''[=MGS2=]'''s Old Boy, whose age is vaguely stated to be "over 100" at the time of his death, at which time he's still an active member of Dead Cell. This was then followed up by The End, a member of the Cobra Unit in ''[=MGS3=]'', who is explicitly stated to have extended lifespan because of a parasite that, among other things, gave him [[PlantPeople photosynthetic qualities.]] He's stated to be over 100, though also stated to have been born "in the 1860s", placing his age at no more than 104. Another character introduced in that game would go on to top that, as Big Boss's CO, Major Zero (age 55 at the time of the game) is discovered to still be alive, albeit on life support, in ''[=MGS4=]'', set half a century later. Finally, ''MGSV'' has Code Talker, who, like The End, is explicitly stated to be "over 100" and cannot be any older than 104 based on the decade given for his birth, though unlike the other three, he survives his debut game/the game in which he's revealed to be alive and over a century old.²* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':²** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'' the King Zora of the present is seen as a young man when Link [[TimeTravel travels]] 400 years back in the past, with nary a difference in appearance beyond a PaletteSwap.²** The [[FishPeople Zora]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' are implied to to be able to live over 200 years. One Zora you talk to says he's now 130 years old and how it's been 100 years since he saw Link. The Sheikah are also longer lived than Hylians, reaching about 150 years on average, and that's not counting characters like [[TheDragon Master Kohga]] and the Shrine Monks who have reached more than 10,000 years through supernatural means. The latter was first hinted at in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', where [[spoiler:Impa spends thousands of years watching over the sleeping Zelda]].²* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':²** The Prophets/San'Shyuum are definitely this, thanks to various life-extending technologies, with a quarter of their population being super-bicentenarians; the original trilogy's BigBad, the High Prophet of Truth, is 156 years old, while his rival Regret is 91 and considered ''young'' for a Prophet of his rank. [[spoiler:They lived even longer during the age of the Forerunners, with the First Prophet living to be over 9,000 years old.]]²** The Elites/Sangheili are implied to be this; Elites in their [=60s=] and [=70s=] tend to be ''stronger'' than younger Sangheili, 64 is considered young for a clan leader, and one Elite in ''Literature/HaloBrokenCircle'' is implied to be several decades older than 100, with no indication that this is unusual in anyway.²* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'': Centuries of transhumanism have greatly extended the human lifespan. Darvo Bek is a hundred and five years old but barely considered a teenager, and Teshin is old enough to personally remember the Old War. However, they are middle to upper class (Darvo is a reasonably wealthy Corpus, while Teshin is [[spoiler:a Dax supersoldier from the Orokin Empire]]). It's unclear if lower class Corpus or the primitive tribes scattered around the system benefit from an extended lifespan. The Grineer definitely don't; CloneDegeneration means that they can only expect to live ten to twenty years.²* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'': ²** The Indoline can easily live for centuries. Most obvious with Praetor Amalthus, who looks as young now as he did 500 years ago during the Aegis War. [[spoiler:In fact, Amalthus's lack of aging ''at all'' is remarked upon: even with an Indoline lifespan he should be approaching advanced age by now. He passes it off as being a side effect of being the Driver of an Aegis, but in fact the reason he's retained his youth is that he's consuming the Core Crystals of Blades delivered to the Praetorium.]]²** Blades can easily live for millenia at the least, but every time their Driver dies, their memories are erased as they revert back to a Core Crystal, so they don't remember anything before their most recent awakening. An Aegis, naturally, is an exception.²** Titans live for so long that entire ecosystems rise and fall on and sometimes within their bodies. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Titans are actually the final form of a Blade's evolution, which means all of them have lived thousands of years as a Blade before becoming a Titan.]] They are not immortal, however, which forms the crux of the plot: the Titans are dying off, and no new Titans seem to be being born to serve as landmasses for society.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Comics]]²* Elves in ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' live into their 900s, with adulthood being between 200 and 700 (explained [[ here]]). They don't act [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld or look]] old when they're officially elders, either.²* In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' Dominic and Luna meet an elf who is long-lived even by his species' standards due to magical SuperSoldier augmentations he received from the ancient empire that died out thousands of years ago.²* Quite a few Creatures in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' have projected lifespans that can be measured in centuries. That said, most people in Furrae, Creature and Being alike, end up dying long before their time. Furrae is a dangerous world that offers plenty of ways to kill you besides old age.²* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' the butterfly-like Nemesites live for about two thousand years -- which is a useful trait when you have an interstellar empire but no FasterThanLightTravel. [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] may not live as long as that, but clearly can live much longer than a human.²* The drow and other fae in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' are ''technically'' not immortal but stop aging at the human equivalent of 30 years old as long as they have a sufficient mana supply (otherwise they start aging much as a human would and can eventually die) since it's stated that fae do have a finite lifespan, with evidence pointing to it being somewhere upwards of 1,000 years. Most never get close to this and die long before then.²* ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'': Of the FantasticCasteSystem enforced by the modified BackgroundMagicField in the country of Alderode, the Copper can live up to 400 and [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty look like twenty-somethings]] for 250 of those, the Jet live to 250, and the Bronze can live anywhere from 50 to 150.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Avatars live significantly longer than regular humans. Avatar Kyoshi lived over 200 years. It's rumored to have something to do with their chi. Aang however only lives about 66 years or so due to the stress put on his body by a century as a HumanPopsicle. Even then, he ''technically'' died at the age of 166. Avatar Roku however died at age 70, though it wasn't because of natural causes. Regular people in the universe also live longer than in ours. Come the SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra '' seventy years later, Aang and Sokka are the only main characters to have passed away in the interim. They’re in their late eighties/ early nineties by the end of the show and are still quite healthy. The show is set in a fantastical equivalent of the 1930s (post-TimeSkip) when the lifespan was late fifties for men and early sixties for women in the US. ²* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': WordOfGod states that Irkens live a long time, and that Zim is older than anyone alive today, making him at least 120. This seems to be common in various alien species. When Zim was abducted by a different race, they said they have been traveling for many Earth centuries (though they are stupid, so that claim might be wrong) and in another episode, getting trapped in a planet dedicated solely for fast food for twenty years straight is treated merely as something that you should plan ahead.²* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':²** Princess Celestia and Princess Luna from are well over 1000 years old. We don't even know how old -- they were both ruling the kingdom ''and'' the skies when Luna became Nightmare Moon and was sealed a thousand years ago. The very ''first'' flag of Equestria has them on it. The royal sisters were as they are now, or at least (as proven by the flag) already in charge of the sun and moon and a big enough deal to put on your flag, when the country was founded, and that's enough to get [[OhMyGods people swearing by your name]]. However, there's no word on whether they're truly immortal or just very long-lived. According to ''Literature/TheJournalOfTheTwoSisters'', they aren't immortal. Natural alicorns like them just have very long lifespans. ²** Granny Smith is ''also'' said to have been around at the beginning of Ponyville, making her at least in the triple digits (in "Winter Wrap Up," the titular event is a town tradition that has gone on for "hundreds of years.") She knew the great-grandfather of a present-day character when she looked the age of the Mane Six. However, she ''definitely'' looks her age. Her toy even comes with a walker with tennis balls on the leg (though she doesn't use it in the show and a pony would have a hard time using one anyway...) Further confusing the issue is not knowing how long a year is in Equestria, or how long MLP characters live. Still... she's as old as the city, and that's impressive. ²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':²** People in the 31st century are very long lived. The prime example of this is [[MadScientist Professor Farnsworth]] who is 173 in the final season and only appears to be about 90 or so. Not only that, but his parents were shown to be alive (albeit, in stasis) in a late episode. Interestingly, Mom is often implied to be about the same age as the professor, and was able to successfully bear three children "thirty odd years" before the year 3008, implying female fertility lasts much, much longer than it does today. ²** Nibblonians like Nibbler are very long-lived. [[spoiler:This is why Nibbler was able to trap Fry in a cryogenics tube and still be around 1000 years later. When denying Fry's accusation that he used TimeTravel (claiming that the Nibblonians for all their power and knowledge lack that ability) he states that his people have very long lifespans.]]²* In ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' "Super Computer", Caveman Oog found the Super Computer Frylock invented when it accidentally went back in time 300 million years. The computer not only boosted Oog's intelligence, it also helped him find a way to extend his lifespan. This is how he is able to show up at Frylock's house to complain about the computer's lack of games.²* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}},'' the titular creatures live twice as long as human. Apparently this is because they don't age during the day, when they're TakenForGranite. ²** [[TheFairFolk The Third Race]] are immortal, unless they specifically ''make'' themselves mortal and die before they change back. Hybrid children can fall under this trope, however, at least if they've been trained enough that their magic doesn't wane out of them (as it mostly did for [[spoiler:[[DarkActionGirl Fox]]]]). This is apparently the cause of Merlin's longevity, and WordOfGod says that [[spoiler:[[GooGooGodlike Alexander Xanatos]]]] would have been pulling a MyGrandsonMyself ploy in the proposed ''Gargoyles 2198'' SpinOff. ²* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', Yugo will live very long due to having the [[DragonAncestry blood of dragons]]. This is in addition to being one of the Original Eliatropes who reincarnate after death. This causes him no small bit of angst since this means [[ProportionalAging he doesn't age as quickly as his friends]], which makes having a relationship with his LoveInterest Amalia more difficult.²* In the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, [[AnIcePerson Mr. Freeze]] needs to be in cold temperatures to survive, but if he is, he will live for a ''very'' long time, even as [[LosingYourHead a disembodied head]]. [[WhoWantsToLiveForever He's not necessarily happy about this]]. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* [[ Centenarians]] and [[ supercentenarians,]] people who live to be (respectively) 100 and 110 years old. ²** Humans in general, especially nowadays with modern medicine. Most people are expected to live about 80 to 90 years, which wasn't that common centuries ago. Even compared to the majority of most animals, we have an exceptionally long lifespan. ²** It’s believed that the first person to live to 150 is already alive. ²* [[ Jeanne Calment]], who currently holds the world record for oldest person of all time, at '''122 years and 164 days old.'''²** Not fully able to comprehend it? Well, she [[ appeared]] in ''Film/VincentAndMe'' as herself. Why? Because she was the last living person to have met Creator/VincentVanGogh. ''The film was made in '''1990''''', exactly a hundred years after his death.²* [[ Jiroemon Kimura]] is the oldest man who ever lived. At the time of his death, he was 116 years and 54 days old and was the 9th oldest person who ever lived.²* Some animals are this, including parrots, which can live up to 100 years, and turtles/tortoises, which have been known to live ''over 200'' years.²** Some bats can live for up to 20 to 30 years, which is exceptionally long compared to a rodent of a similar size, which may only live 2-3.²** Another contender for longest lived animal is the Bowhead Whale. One individual was found with a wooden harpoon dating back 200 years embedded in its body.²*** Another whale who live surprisingly long is the Orca. One, affectionately known as "Granny" is 105 years old.²** [[ Tube worms]] of the genus ''Lamellibrachia'': They live stable lives around cold-seeps (strange brine pools) deep in the ocean. They can live for over 250 years!²** The Orange Roughy, also known as the Deep Sea Perch, is a fish that can live up to 149 years. Unfortunately, their slow growth and late maturity leads them to be incredibly susceptible to overfishing.²** A Japanese Koi known as "Hanako" lived to be '''226''' years before dying in 1977.²** The the record holder for the longest lived vertebrae animal is now the Greenland shark, who doesn't reach sexual maturity until it's ''150 years old'' and some individuals can be ''400''.²** The oldest non-colonial animal found was Quahog clam, nicknamed "Ming" since it was first thought to be 405 years old (old as the Ming Dynasty). Another test was done afterward, and it was found out to actually be '''507''' years old. ²** Spiders usually live for a few years, though females live longer than males. A female ''Gaius villosus'' trapdoor spider called Number 16 by scientists lived to be 43 before she was killed by a parasitic wasp. According to the scientists studying her, she looked to be in perfect health and was in no danger of dying of old age.²* Animals have nothing on plants. Methuselah (a bristlecone pine tree in eastern California) is over 4800 years old. Pando is an entire forest of aspen in Colorado found to be one continuous organism that has been putting up shoots for about 80,000 years.²** There are also olive trees that continue to give fruit after 5,000 years. In other words, it might be possible to eat olives from the same tree that Socrates and Plato once did. ²[[/folder]]²----


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