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New Poll - Mortality
This week's poll from MewMan is about your choices in mortality. Yes, there's a difference between immortality and invincibility. Or perhaps you'd prefer being a regular person? MewMan originally suggested this poll because Blade of the Immortal had just been completely scanlated.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Your favorite manga character appears and offers to take you into his/her world in the series, but you can never come back to the real world. Would you accept?
Choices:
Yes - votes: 7365 (63.7%)
No - votes: 4206 (36.3%)
There were 11571 total votes.
The poll ended: February 22nd 2014

It was up to your interpretation of the question of whether you'd gain the powers of the world you joined. Still, most would wanna try it out! It would kinda suck though to live as a normal person in a world filled with magic...
Posted by lambchopsil on February 22nd 8:52am Comments ( 43 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» Knightzomegaz on February 22nd, 2014, 1:53am

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Be immortal and invincible (basically live forever)

This..

Edit:
Hmmm, I wouldn‘t mind being left behind by everyone,
cause for me, everyone are replaceable, lol XD
I wonder if I‘ll change my ways of thinking when I mature more..

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» That3rdGuy on February 25th, 2014, 8:20pm

Everyone is replaceable?? Even your loved ones?? You have a warped mind my friend. You definitely need to mature. I truly hope you change your views.

Living forever is a curse, BTW. First two options are best.

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» Knightzomegaz on February 26th, 2014, 12:44am

Quote from That3rdGuy
Everyone is replaceable?? Even your loved ones?? You have a warped mind my friend. You definitely need to mature. I truly hope you change your views.

Living forever is a curse, BTW. First two options are best.

Yup, pretty much what I said.. Everyone..

Another,
coincidentally, I just finished watching Nisemonogatari, and there was the Phoenix spirit there,
Its power, you won‘t die due to sickness nor external causes, but you will age and die from it,
The good part is, that when you die, you will be reborned inside another womans womb, (but I don‘t know if you keep your memories, if not, this sucks and is just pretty much just reincarnation,
But if you keep your memories, then this is awesome..)

Edit:
Explain:
I don‘t really hate my family, if anything, I love them, I mean, they pretty much let me do what I please anyway now that I‘m old enough, but they were strict with my studies back then, so I didn‘t really develop a deep attachment to them..

They are replaceable, but I would not really want to replace them either way though...

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» destroyer_ck on February 22nd, 2014, 2:08am

Be Immortal.
Can't die at all will cause a very great population issue.

certain kind of people better of killed at first sight.
if not, endless vengeance will ensue.

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» Scyfon on February 22nd, 2014, 2:18am

As someone who believes in the afterlife, I'd rather be mortal (in this life).

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» quark1020 on February 22nd, 2014, 2:20am

Immortal

Existing forever would eventually suck, but I'll be able to live as long as I'd like if I don't have to worry about old age or sickness. Besides, if I had to choose, I'd take death by trauma over the plague.

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» SilverStorm on February 22nd, 2014, 3:31am

This.

Immortality would probably lose its appeal after awhile, but think of all the things you will witness in the meanwhile! Like just 20 years ago, who would have thought the internet would take off like that.

P.S. Getting old kinda sucks to honest, but we all do. I think having a healthy outlook about it is probably key to being happy in the "twilight" years.

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» deadphoenix on February 22nd, 2014, 2:29am

Not becoming old and gray is for me important.

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» mystichead on February 22nd, 2014, 3:47am

i think invincibility and immortality are slightly irrational concepts.... if you look at the human or ANY biological body...its complex..... theres more other stuff (bacteria, fungus and other microbiota) in you keeping you functioning in every system of ur body AND mind let alone staying alive .

First "Be immortal (no death from natural causes, but external forces can kill)" WHAT IS "NATURAL" causes anyway..... the so called "mortal" is actually already immortal if it werent for the cell replication purity were to be held constant and not allowed to be mutated in a bad way as u age.

"Be invincible (safe from external forces, but aging, sickness, etc can kill)" this is IMPOSSIBLE... what are external and what are internal.... everything is too interrelated .... anything on the outside can and MUST cause change in the environment (your cells and the microbiota which help you function/stay live) on the "inside" ALLOWING the individual to both survive AND get sick/age/die.... if you have ANY biological process.. IT MUST interact with the surrounding


Immortality can ONLY be technically achieved if you download your brain into a computer or machine or something that doesnt degrade much even then not so much

Invincibility on the other hand... is logically impossible... unless your one of the few quirky quantum states of matter....but whats the point anyway if existence amounts to not having a thought process anymore.... Or if we're going with the no external forces thing...then there is another way... you never grow.. you never change....your body is still..and so is your mind.... there are no changes from the outside


see where i am going?

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» darkraiders on February 22nd, 2014, 7:17am

Seriously, there's not need to think so seriously about a random question...

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» Scyfon on February 22nd, 2014, 3:48am

Quoting myself from the other thread.
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would one ever consider being immortal in the mortal realm a "gift" knowing that it is all going to end one day? What will there be when all is gone? Would there even be a space to float around in?
Sure, the "perks" of being immortal may seem rather attractive to us, but that, IMO, is because somewhere at the back of our minds, we still expect for there to be an end.

So my answer is that being immortal in a realm where everything else is subjected to death, would be a curse.

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» quark1020 on February 23rd, 2014, 1:24am

Deep.

It would depend on what theories on the creation and death of a universe are true, but if I could figure out how to deal with the long wait and comfort (IE, Temperature and Vacuum), seeing the end of the universe and possible rebirth would be something to look forward to.

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» forgottenone666 on February 22nd, 2014, 4:57am

I chose to be mortal because the world is too boring. It would be hell to have to be subjected to it for eternity.

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» Pebble_ on February 22nd, 2014, 5:29am

There should be a reincarnation choice.
I'd like to be able to experience several mortal lives.

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» quark1020 on February 23rd, 2014, 1:46am

That would be an interesting option for this poll, but it would depend on the restrictions involving it, such as the forms we can return as, distance between forms, and whether we can only continue to come back so long as biological life exists somewhere.

Hell, if you can come back anywhere and as anything you choose to be, the only difference between reincarnation and the third option would be variation of form.

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» Sorcha on February 22nd, 2014, 5:32am

Be immortal and invincible (basically live forever)~

The world is ever changing after all, so I don't think I would be bored. But if, just say, the condition didn't only applied to me but to some other people as well, I think the answer would be 'be immortal (no death from natural causes, but external forces can kill)'.

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» OculisTerrae on February 22nd, 2014, 7:11am

Be Immortal and Invincible

On the sole condition that I would still be able to kill myself if I couldn't handle it anymore, though.

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» Narufan1st on February 22nd, 2014, 8:11am

I want to be alive when they invent hover boards , time machines and robot butlers

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» RattixEmpire on February 22nd, 2014, 8:23am

Invincible but not immortal. Living forever would be way to tiring, and I would love not having chronic pain.

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» SinsI on February 22nd, 2014, 10:01am

If you can be killed by sickness, how can you be called "invincible"?

I'd choose immortality with possibility of death by suicide.

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» 4h8s on February 22nd, 2014, 10:09am

I want to be immortal, invincible, physically nonageable, and invulnerable (not feel any pain or be wounded nor hurt.) And have all magics and power.

Invincible is a very broad word. It is to not be defeated, conquered, nor won by others, those include sickness, aging, etc. Those can not win. If I am dead by sickness, I am not invincible because sickness won. If death wins, I am not invincible. If I am invincible, I will always win or succeed.

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» herrdachs on February 22nd, 2014, 10:51am

I'm kinda torn between 1st and 2nd option. I mean if I play it right I could be an immortal wise man living for centuries honing various areas of expertise. Maybe I'll become a master at martial arts? A brilliant scientist? But then again I'd be very, very careful throughout my life, knowing the only way I'll die will be from an external force i.e, starvation, accident, murdered etc. It would kind of freak me out, at least in the beginning.
However, being invincible would be awesome (btw I don't think sickness should kill if you're invincible so I'll ignore that one). To be able to sustain any damage and live through it, hopefully not feeling any pain, is something that's hard to resist. As immortality would be depressing and the most likely scenario would be me ending up killing myself. Knowing I will live till I reach a normal age for one to die, 75-100, nothing being able to kill me before that; that would be some life.
Immortal and invincible is out of the question, I seriously doubt my mind would be able to handle and I would just end up insane and harmful to those around me.
Mortal: Eh, really?

I chose the first answer: Be immortal. It's just too tempting to resist, to be able to live and see what society will look like hundreds of years from now whilst having (hopefully) experienced so much! biggrin

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» autumnsgrace on February 22nd, 2014, 3:10pm

Immortal and invincible provided that I can choose when I want to die. Taking it quite literally, you would eventually be baking in the sun unable to die.

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» Hanae on February 22nd, 2014, 4:36pm

I'm quite pessimistic about the world future in general, so I don't want to live forever. I would choose the first option, but it would mean I would have to commit suicide eventually (if I didn't die in an accident) and I don't want this. So probably no option from the poll... I suppose I would like to live a normal lifespan, but never get ill or senile, that would be good.

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» KaoriNite on February 23rd, 2014, 12:57am

Quote from Hanae
I'm quite pessimistic about the world future in general, so I don't want to live forever

This.

Also, I'd like to think that if I were immortal or invincible that I would have an exciting life and accomplish many different things. Change the world for the better and yada yada yada. But going by how I live my life now, I know that I'll probably just waste those extra years doing nothing extraordinary. Probably just watching TV and reading manga, like I do now.

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» Chinmay on February 22nd, 2014, 8:54pm

People Who Voted the 1st option, Didn't dead the 3rd option...

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» xxmichellexx27f on February 22nd, 2014, 11:17pm

I want to be immortal... Since I think I can live so many different kind of life, I can try it all, from being a high-class criminal to no one.
There's no point on me being invincible, since I don' t live in those war times whatsoever. And my life will be too short. And I don't want to live forever, what if the world become boring? I'd try too many things to die, tough I can not die. Be mortal... seems nice, oh well, I'm buddhist and believe in reincarnation, I'll have another life anyway. laugh

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» Hellsayer on February 23rd, 2014, 1:21am

Immortal but not invincible. There is a whole lot to do in a really limited time in the real world. Not being invincible would leave me a way out if i ever got tired of it.

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» rexytheking on February 23rd, 2014, 3:00am

Immortal though immune to suicide.

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» Banarok on February 23rd, 2014, 4:26am

immortal sounds good, don't have to worry about getting cancer and other things and when i get sick of life i can always off myself, being immortal and invincible sounds nice but after a while i think it would get very tireing and not being able to die even if you want to sounds really horrible.

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» mysstris on February 23rd, 2014, 6:47pm

I don't want to live forever but it doesn't hurt to be safe from injuries. It'd be cool to go sky diving without having to worry about breaking your bones or having a life threatening concussion. I would be safe from viruses as well (infection is an external force). I like the idea of being able to live, grow old and die in peace =)

Also, the immorality option ...I say if people commit to immortality, they might as well commit to invincibility as well-just committing to immortality with the thought at the back of your mind that you can unplug whenever you want seems "too easy."

"To die would be an awfully big adventure" - JM Barrie

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» Harukko on February 24th, 2014, 1:06am

I as well believe in the afterlife so I'd rather be a mortal.
I believe that things happen when they have to happen be it an illness or a painful death.
Besides I just can't imagine not dying or aging. To me life would be too dull if i were immortal. I wouldn't have any goals in life because since I can live forever, it won't matter if i don't eat or sleep.

I think that living a good amount of time as regular human being is preferable. I get to do things once and not regret things over too much, because since life is short I have to enjoy it. =)

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» alelil on February 24th, 2014, 5:43am

immortal is the best option, if life get bored you can always suicide

invincible safe from external force huh? it doesnt say you will have superpower so what about if you get locked up in prison by people who envy you, and what worse u get buried alive

immortal and invincible is worst, what if above + u cant die so the agony wont end

but the best thing of all is to become a god, who can create and manipulate the world, just like playing game except the game has incredible AI and wont stop make something new, perfect games

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» reanmeih on February 24th, 2014, 6:25am

Mortal. Life has meaning, only when death exists. Of course... there's being immortal too, but that's probably gonna hurt a lot, and there's the problem with moral limitations. Not that I'm particularly against it, but I just can't see myself suiciding. Don't got the guts. But then again, life is already boring as it is, if I don't suicide or get killed, it's gonna be VERY tiring, and I'll go crazy. So mortal is still the option that suits me best, if given choice. I think, any being, that lives beyond its lifespan, will go crazy. Wether that's 1 day, 10 years, 50 years, or 5000 years.

There's also the being invincible option... but that, just doesn't suit me. Too little risk. I can totally see myself starting to get annoyed by it. Not to mention it's definitely gonna drive quite a lot of ppl into depression, to know that they WILL die, despite being invincible. Kinda like giving false hope, and something I don't want either ways. Besides, who wants to play a game that has no risks? That would be BORING!

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» asmageddon on February 24th, 2014, 9:54am

As much as I would like the third option, I don't want to ever be alive without the option of suicide.

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» Perim on February 24th, 2014, 1:36pm

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Be immortal (no death from natural causes, but external forces can kill)

This one is closest to what I'd want. (I'd want a system similar to a phoenix.)

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» DragonReader on February 24th, 2014, 2:48pm

I'd like to be the first three, they all are something I'd like to try, but if I was to chose one without being able to change it back I'll probably stay like this.

Reading manga makes you think a lot about some things, like when characters are immortal, invincible or both, it'll make you think; What if it was ME? Of course I've thought of it too, I ended with this conclusion;

If,

-You're invincible, fighting and anything that could hurt you won't matter to you, this is the closer you can get to mortal people, the psychological pressure it puts on your mind is minimal but you'll become overconscientious of: poisons, sickness, aging, etc. If you don't mind it you can live your life normally or try something new with it, like skating, you can smash your face on the ground all you want.

-You're immortal & invincible, you can technically do whatever you want, you have all the time in the world and nothing can kill you, but you can get bored of life, and star using this phrase: I can do it tomorrow, you don't have to worry about anything, you can do it whenever you want after all you have all the time you would ever want, but in the end you'll see all your friends and family dying, including your boy/girlfriend & children if you end up having some, it'll probably break your mind after a few times.

-You're immortal, this is probably the worse, you'll probably become self aware of many things, like cars, if anything happens to the system of a car it can end up crashing into you or a wall while you're inside, you'll probably die from that, but we don't mind it so much for it to affect us, unless it's the only way you can die. This and the pressure from all the people close to you will probably break you.

After all this thinking I decided I want to be a normal alien a I've been all my life biggrin .

There's a video that's more precise about immortality http://ed.ted.com/lessons/if-superpowers-were-real-immortality-j oy-lin

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» FormX on February 24th, 2014, 5:21pm

Be immortal as a consequence of other abilities.

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» yuri999 on February 25th, 2014, 7:20am

I don't want to live forever. How boring will that be. Go out in a blaze of glory I say!

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» BlackOrion on February 25th, 2014, 4:18pm

I want the absolute immortality, I will try it all, see it all, and live trough it all... and then, when i had done all i could ever think of doing, and all the things i would later understand i wanted to do, i would silently and gladly receive an eternity of boredom and loneliness as my fitting punishment for such a pleasure filled life.

All good things in life are achieved trough sacrifice, and the rewards's hardly ever as valuable as the sacrifice, so what's wrong with accepting an infinity of pleasure in exchange for an infinity of pain.

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» ariasaven on February 28th, 2014, 3:12am

T At first I thought I'd like to be immortal and invincible. But it felt like that would be very lonely and boring. So I voted for the second choice, to be invincible. I've read this book where they age very, very slowly, living hundreds of years. So they do age. And they get sick but they could heal themselves and they had superpowers. Something like that would be ideal for me. It was the Carpathians series by Christine Feehan, I think.

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» mysstris on February 28th, 2014, 5:53pm

wow sounds awesome. I think I'll check that series out. Sounds similar to why I chose invincibility as well. It's flaky to choose immortality but have the option to still die (which is the reason why most people seem to choose it). What is immortality if it is not to defeat death?

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» butako chan on February 28th, 2014, 12:32pm

I chose the first one. I wouldn't mind dying with a bullet in the head, but dying by sickness is one of the most painful things one can suffer. You are in pain and unable to do anything about it. If I can die by external forces, it can be quick if I want it to be.

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