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Inverted in the webcomic Youthtopia (which vanished long ago).
Pulled the examples listed under The Bible, as everyone of them has problems:
Really 700 Years Old is about immortals or very long-lived persons living among normal-lived people. If people generally lived to 900 before the flood, Methusaleh's age is not that special and to my knowledge, it isn't said that he looked younger than he was to his (similarly longlived) contemporaries.
I don't think that Cain counts if it isn't said that he looked younger than he was (to people who had a life expectancy of 900, mind you). Maybe he was really withered and wrinkly when he drowned—who knows.
I simply don't know what story the third example refers to, except maybe the contributor was thinking of Ahasverus, the "Wandering Jew", not of Lazarus. Wrote up an entry for Ahasver.
According to Twitter's FunnyFacts, people who were born around 1994-1999 were formed around 2 millenia and 3 decades before birth.
Bristlecone Pines are listed in the Real Life section as an example of this trope, living as they do for over 5000 years. However, my understanding of this trope is not merely Old, but old and not looking old at all. Looking at a picture of a bristlecone pine, you can well imagine it's stood there longer than the Pyramids. They look every second of their outrageous age.
They may be a borderline case for Time Abyss or Older than they Look (because a 5000 year old tree probly ought to be a slightly darker spot on the ground rather than a freestanding plant, but they certainly look many hundreds of years old.) But they don't go here in the same place where new growth from millennia old rootstock fits.
Anyone else have an opinion? If not, I'd like to delete this one.
I suppose if we go with that we could also delete the Galapagos tortoise entry-frankly, that 240-year old one looks its age.
He wouldn't have aged over those thousands of years, obviously. Does this really fit?
I think Undead would fit. There are even ghost examples on that page.
Okay, but he hasn't actually been in undeath for very long is what we're getting at, right?
I would classify that as "suspended animation" or "re-animation" or something like that... and therefore not a case of Really 700 Years Old.
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