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If they're not angsting about it, immortal characters have a lot they could do with the potentially infinite time on their hands. Maybe try to live a normal life, maybe shape the world as a whole, they can really get around. And some get around in a much more carnal sense. Apparently being unable to die ups your libido, as these immortals tend to have a lot more partners in one lifespan than most, with countless other lifespans to spare. Because the Mayfly–December Romance will almost certainly end in tragedy, the immortal wants to have quick flings to avoid heartbreak. Perhaps they already got around, it's just that immortality gives them much more advantage.

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If the Immortal Procreation Clause in effect, that may encourage them to have as much sex without worrying about children(asides from when STD Immunity is subverted), or they may just be irresponsible and potentially father/mother hundreds of kids over hundreds-thousands of years..undoubtedly leading to a Tangled Family Tree. While Vampires Are Sex Gods is about the vampire's sex appeal, the immortality that comes with it might be why they seek out people.

If an immortal is focused on a romantic or platonic relationship, it's a case of Mayfly–December Romance and Mayfly–December Friendship. Compare Immortality Bisexuality, where eternal life encourages the immortal to swing both ways.


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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Ego is a millions-year old Celestial that's able to manifest a Remote Body to interact with other worlds. He invokes his first purpose to mate with whatever race he comes across and sired thousands of children, with Star-Lord's mother being the only one he ever loved. This isn't just to get his rocks off; it's revealed that he needed to sire someone else with Celestial genes to complete his Assimilation Plot of the rest of the universe. Peter was the first one to meet his standards, and the rest he killed and buried enough bones to fill a cave.
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  • Parodied in the CollegeHumor "My Elf Girlfriend" videos: a human in an Interspecies Romance has to come to terms with the fact that his girlfriend has 2000 years more sexual history than him, including with her entire social circle in the first millennium.
    Ryan: Orcs?! Elowyn, orcs?!
    Elowyn: Everyone has a bad-boy phase in their 1200s!

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