Age at a slowed rate.
"I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right. I need a change, or something."
― Bilbo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings)
"I am still my youthful years of one hundred and thirties thank you."
― Kureha (One Piece)
"I hate to admit it, but I am only a hundred and six."
― Liara T'Soni (Mass Effect)
"I'd rather not say this in front of His Majesty, but I'll have you know I've been alive for decades!"
"Hmph! Well, I've been fighting for this country for over a century!"
― Aisha and Castor (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom)
The power to
age at a slower-than-normal rate. Opposite to Accelerated Aging.
Decelerated Aging Process
The user either ages slower than normal for their species or is of a species that has extended life-span.
May still be susceptible to Age Manipulation.
Slower aging can mean one maintains their youthful appearance and health longer. However, this may not affect one's lifespan, meaning they will not necessarily live longer than a normal person.
See Also: .
Really 700 Years Old and Long-Lived
Lazarus Pits ( DC Comics)
Geotopia ( Ice Age: Collision Course)
Fountain of Youth ( Ice Age: Collision Course); crystal asteroid
Though well over fifty years old, Laura Weathermill (Angel) has the appearance of a young woman.
Sir George (Ben 10) is well over a thousand years old.
Grandfather (Codename: Kids Next Door) has been alive ever since the 19th century in the exact same physical state, despite his aged appearance in the 21st century.
Though chronologically in her late forties or early fifties, Miss Martian (DC Comics/Young Justice) is only sixteen by the Martian calendar.
Due to the effects of the Super-Soldier Serum, Captain America is unable to age and remain in his healthy physical prime.
The Flash's (DC Comics) differing metabolism slows his aging.
Mystique (Marvel Comics) uses her shapeshifting abilities to rejuvenate her cells, slowing her aging process.
Wolverine's (Marvel Comics) regenerative abilities slow his aging dramatically, as he is over 100, yet still in his physical prime.
Half-Vampire Eric Brooks/Blade (Marvel Comics) has a much longer lifespan than a normal human.
Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics) ages slower than the average human due to his healing factor.
Romulus (Marvel Comics) is at least several thousand years old.
Inheriting his father's healing factor, Akihiro Daken (Marvel Comics) retains the appearance of a young man in his physical prime despite being over 60 years old.
Sabretooth's (Marvel Comics) regenerative abilities slow his aging dramatically, being over about 150 years old.
Thanks to the Infinity Formula, Nick Fury (Marvel Comics) remains in his prime despite chronologically being nearly 100 years old.
Due to his time in the Lost Land, Turok's (Turok: Dinosaur Hunter) aging process has been greatly slowed.
Jenny Quantum (WildStorm/DC Comics) stopped aging once she reached adulthood.
Shinigami (Bleach) can live to be far older than Humans by default, though by how much seems to depend on how much more Spiritual Power they have.
Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach) is over 150 years old despite appearing to be a teenager.
Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Bleach) is a Shinigami who was over 2,000 years old by the time he was killed.
Despite her youthful appearance, Retsu Unohana (Bleach) was one of the oldest Shinigami there is; being one of the founders of the Gotei 13 alongside Yamamoto.
Pure-blood Saiyans, like Son Goku (Dragon Ball), have a slower aging rate than earthlings and part-Saiyans and stay in their prime for much longer.
Half-demon Inuyasha (InuYasha) has a longer lifespan than normal humans, living over 50 years without aging past his teenage appearance.
Though over a hundred years old, Saya Otonashi (Blood+) stopped aging when she was biologically 16.
Though she has the appearance and personality of a young child, Nowi (Fire Emblem: Awakening) is over 1000 years old.
Ripple/Hamon users, like Elizabeth Joestar/Lisa Lisa, (JoJo's Bizarre Adventures Part II Battle Tendency) can preserve their vitality and youthful looks, and be more energetic even during old age.
Despite having the appearance of a pre-teen girl, Rurumo (Majimoji Rurumo) spent over 60 years in the magic/witch world jail and is at least 150 years old.
Despite her youthful appearance, Aqua (Di Gi Charat) is over 120 years old.
Doctor Kureha (One Piece) maintains an immensely healthy and robust constitution,which significantly reduced her aging process to the point she remain superhumanly strong at the age of 141.
Lao G (One Piece) uses Jio-Ken to store up the vitality of his youth, when unleashed he restored his constitution to his physical prime, completely negating any debilitating weakness of old age.
As a giant Hajrudin (One Piece) ages very slowly, though he appears to be a robust man in his prime he is actually 81 years old.
As a giant, Gerth (One Piece) is still well in her prime at 75 years old.
Yorl and Yarl (One Piece) are the world's oldest giants, both have lived far beyond a giant's average lifespan at the age of 344 and 345 respectively.
Gabriel Van Helsing (Van Helsing) has apparently been alive since the first century, yet is still in his prime.
Olaf Johnson (The Almighty Johnson) barely ages after becoming the reincarnation of Baldr at his 21st birthday, he already has about 20 children and at least 4 grandchildren.
Sycorax (Doctor Who) live for 400 years
Zygons (Doctor Who) can seemingly live for centuries.
Madame Gao (Marvel Cinematics Universe) has lived for over four hundred years, and despite her physical appearance of an elderly woman, she is a very strong martial art master.
Stick (Marvel Cinematic Universe) extensive meditation allows him to restore his physical health and vitality, giving him top physical condition despite age of ninety.
Satomi Ito (Teen Wolf) in the late 1940s...
...and over sixty years later.
Wookiees (Star Wars) can live to be over 400 years old.
Yoda (Star Wars) was 900 years old by the time he died of age.
Perhaps as a result of being stranded in the Realm of Darkness for 11 years, Aqua (Kingdom Hearts) has not aged a day and still appears to be in her late teens or early 20s.
Zora (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) are age showers.
Though chronologically 19, Shelke (Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-) stopped aging at nine due to Deepground's experiments.
Though chronologically over a hundred years old, Liara T'Soni (Mass Effect) is barely an adult by asari standards.
Due to a contract with Shang Tsung, Erron Black (Mortal Kombat X) has slowed aging, still appearing in his prime despite being over 150 years old.
Though in her late 30s, Aya Brea's (Parasite Eve) aging process has been greatly slowed by the mitochondria in her cells, giving her the appearance of a woman in her early 20s.
All Ninetales (Pokemon) have a wondrous energy store in their nine tails that could keep them alive for 1,000 years
Due to the potent magic of the Genesis Spell, the Young Guardians cannot physically age past 18.
Tomiko Asahina (From the New World) has slowed her aging dramatically and lived for over 250 years by continually
rejuvenating her telomeres
Like all dwarves, Romilda's (Outbreak Company) aging is static, meaning that her appearance will not change from childhood all the way until she dies, thus making it impossible to tell exactly how old she truly is.