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  1. TJ
    TJ at |

    The Doctor

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    1. Nikoline
      Nikoline at |

      So Captain Jack Harkness isn’t on this list? I thought living 3 billion years would at least qualify him for it…

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  2. Space Dementia
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    How does one make a list of top fictional characters who lived over 1000 years include a fairy from a modern kids cartoon but not The Doctor???!!!

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    1. Cynthia
      Cynthia at |

      the real question, my friend,is WHY WOULD one make a list with the top FICTIONAL characters who lived over 1000 years…that is the question.

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      1. TopTenz Master
        TopTenz Master at |

        Our old friend Cynthia. We have missed your “This list doesn’t interest me personally, so this list is boring” diatribe, it’s been a while. 😉

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        1. cynthia
          cynthia at |

          hehe Oh, great Master! it has been a while since I’ve found a reason to complain…give me some props!

        2. TopTenz Master
          TopTenz Master at |

          That is true. Props now formally given.

    2. tchudson
      tchudson at |

      As I recall, the Doctor is only 900 years old. Still, he should receive an honorable mention!

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  3. Squilt
    Squilt at |

    Bill Murray in Groundhog Day!!

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  4. 5minutes
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    The Doctor would be a great addition, if he knew his actual age. He doesn’t, tho. He’s claimed everything from 700 to 1,200, and in 2005 was declared to be 900. And then they increased that, so…

    The 2 omissions that I noticed, tho, were from Futurama:

    Philip J. Fry: in his early 20’s, got frozen and aslept 1,000 years. Other time-travel hijinks ensued and he did it again.

    Bender B. Rodriguez: Got sent back in time to the 1940’s and ended up buried in the desert outside Roswell, NM where he stayed buried until 3002. Later on, got sent back in time, repeatedly, to steal artifacts from Earth’s history.

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  5. Jim Ciscell
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    If it makes you feel any better, last week I wrote an entire list devoted exclusively to Futurama that should be on this site soon. 🙂

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  6. tchudson
    tchudson at |

    What about Lazarus Long from Robert Heinlein’s novels? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarus_Long

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  7. Dan
    Dan at |

    You’ve omitted The Doctor (who’s pushing1200 at last count)
    SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME.

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    1. TopTenz Master
      TopTenz Master at |

      Hard to get an exact age on Doctor Who, even this wiki isn’t sure: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Doctor%27s_age

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      1. JD423
        JD423 at |

        As of “A Town Called Mercy” the Doctor specifically states that he is over 1200 years old.

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  8. Waldo Jeffers
    Waldo Jeffers at |

    Galactus– he’s older than our Universe.

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  9. shoboni
    shoboni at |

    I can tell from the Methos entry that the writer isn’t a big Highlander fan.

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  10. Hellion
    Hellion at |

    Yoda!!!

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    1. Jim Ciscell
      Jim Ciscell at |

      Technically, in Jedi, Yoda stated “whn 900 years old you reach, look half as good you will not…”

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  11. Reid
    Reid at |

    What about Casca? In the series of novels he was the Legionnaire that pierced the side of Christ, after which Christ essentially cursed him to live until His return, forever a soldier. The one I read started out with him in a field hospital in Vietnam with much of his head explosively removed. Anyways, I think maybe take a look at the character?

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  12. FMH
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    Well it’s probably not the “Top Ten”, because that would be difficult to do, but it was a interesting read. A quite silly idea to do a list on that subject. Keep it up!

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  13. xmtrdude
    xmtrdude at |

    You listed Wowbagger but not Marvin? By the time he shows up in So Long and Thanks For All The Fish, due to all his traveling back and forth in time, he is more than three times older than the universe itself.

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  14. fdx
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    those are interesting choices in different medias, thanks for this list.
    BTW since you mentionned Apocalypse, you shoudn’t forget Vandal Savage who is much older…. Born around 50.000 BC 🙂

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  15. J
    J at |

    Roger the Alien from American Dad turns 1600 years old in the (I think…) fourth season.

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  16. js
    js at |

    Todd the Wraith from Stargate: Atlantis was 10,000 years old.

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  17. Anna
    Anna at |

    The Doctor’s not here? And you picked Tom Bombadil instead of Sauron? Some strange choices here.

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