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dragonlord1234 wrote:

then i wouldn't call them immortal perhaps saying something along the line of saying they have a tenacious body or something normally they can survive most things though they can still be killed by ordinary means but its a rarer occurrence but they have timer in that once they reach a certain age they drop dead then a their is what it seems your getting at. also it depends on how the power works is it like for example rapid healing , a magical barrier that protects against most things most of the time etc


Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out how to go about this species.
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Well, Ivan is based off a design for a race from a novel that I am working on. They can get injured or even killed unless they are saved by their own superpowers.


Wait, so you're saying that Ivan CAN die, but his power prevents it? So is his power automatic, or does he need to activate it consciously? Is there a time limit or something? If this is an ability that only activates in certain conditions, then I think we've strayed away from immortality.


Ivan's powers activates all on their own depending on the situation he is in.

It's tricky because I am still trying to figure out where to go with what exactly Ivan is.

Just to let you know, Ivan is an example NOT an actual character from my original novel. But the superhuman being race that can live to be a million years old is actually going to be in a novel that I am working novel.
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Yes, it's immortality with a time limit. You can't die within the time limit.


Immortality with a time limit is mortality plain and simple.
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MasterBismuth33 wrote:


Potaku wrote:


MasterBismuth33 wrote:

Yes, it's immortality with a time limit. You can't die within the time limit.


Immortality with a time limit is mortality plain and simple.


No it's not. It is both immortality and not. It's a paradox power. You cannot die within the time limit. Do you get it?



Let's delve deeper in your concept of immortality and see where it leads us. The idea of immortality within a time limit grants the notion of immortality to every living thing on this planet. Since, every living thing on this planet has an interval of life before death. Even babies who are born and die a second after taking their first breath. Since, afterall, such a being would be immortal for that time interval between being born and dying. Is this truly a useful notion of immortality? Would most people call such a being immortal or crave this kind of immortality? I don't think so.

Calling something a "paradox power" doesn't grant a concept invincibility to criticism. In fact, it should be a red flag to indicate there is something very wrong with the definitions and concepts that you are employing. Moreover, given your notion of immortality the concept of mortality loses all meaning. This should be enough to point to something being amiss in this concept of immortality that you are holding on to.

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Sounds alot like Doctor Who.
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Still sorta need answers.
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Ashliet wrote:

Sounds alot like Doctor Who.


Interesting.
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