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{{Quote|The Nazis? Is that the limit of your vision? The Nazis want to write themselves into the Grail legend, take on the world. Well, they're welcome to it. But I want the Grail itself, the cup that gives everlasting life. Hitler can have the world, but he can't take it with him. I'm going to be drinking my own health after he's gone the way of the dodo. |[[Walter Donovan]]'s plan for the Holy Grail}}The quest for immortality is a common motivation for villains, most commonly occurring with old or aging villains, normally it is the fear of death that drives there pursuit. Although the pursuit of immortality itself is not exactly villainous, quite often it comes with a heavy price, such as sacrificing others for them to gain it.
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{{Quote|You've been a good and faithful servant, Severus, but only ''I'' can live forever.|[[Lord Voldemort]] to [[Severus Snape]].}}
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The quest for [[:Category:Immortals|immortality]] is a common motivation occurring with [[:Category:Elderly|old and/or aging villains]]; normally a fear of death and passing on drives their pursuits. Although said pursuit itself is not exactly villainous, it comes with heavy prices such as sacrificing others (i.e. killing people, splitting their souls and creating [[w:c:evil:Horcruxes|Horcruxes]] with [[Lord Voldemort]]). Famous examples include [[Walter Donovan]], [[Arpeggio]] and [[Frieza]]. This also includes those who strove for immortality and succeeded but came to regret it later on (i.e. [[Max Mordon]], [[Garlic Jr.]]).
   
This category also includes those who originally strived for immortality and succeeded, but came to regret it later on.
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'''Immortality Seekers''' are relentless in achieving their goals to become immortals and find their equivalent of the [[w:c:evil:Fountain of Youth|Fountain of Youth]] or [[w:c:evil:Holy Grail|Holy Grail]].
   
 
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Latest revision as of 01:36, January 29, 2020

You've been a good and faithful servant, Severus, but only I can live forever.
~ Lord Voldemort to Severus Snape.

The quest for immortality is a common motivation occurring with old and/or aging villains; normally a fear of death and passing on drives their pursuits. Although said pursuit itself is not exactly villainous, it comes with heavy prices such as sacrificing others (i.e. killing people, splitting their souls and creating Horcruxes with Lord Voldemort). Famous examples include Walter Donovan, Arpeggio and Frieza. This also includes those who strove for immortality and succeeded but came to regret it later on (i.e. Max MordonGarlic Jr.).

Immortality Seekers are relentless in achieving their goals to become immortals and find their equivalent of the Fountain of Youth or Holy Grail.

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