Immortality

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I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
Woody Allen

One of the oldest of human desires is to counteract the fleeting nature of our short human existence. Eternal life is ingrained in the collective human consciousness, having been present in literature and myths for as long as they've been around.

Of course, having been around for so long, Our Immortality Is Different, and comes in several flavours. These tropes are not mutually exclusive; there's plenty of room for overlap.

Subtropes

  • Biological Immortality - A character is immune to the ravages of time.


For general tropes relating to immortality, see This Index Will Live Forever.


These were formerly labeled as various Types, which many pages still refer to: