NEW GODS ARE IMMORTAL!!! THEN WHY IS GRANNY GOODNESS OLD!?!

#1 Edited by unicorn84 (64 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a Marvel fan who is now trying to gain a little understanding of the DCU. The New Gods, I find them interesting, but I don't understand how Granny Goodness (whom is among their numbers) is old when New Gods do not age past their prime. HUH?

#2 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8637 posts) - - Show Bio
@unicorn84: Because looking old is a totally different thing then actually having the physical problems of old age...
#3 Posted by JediXMan (27997 posts) - - Show Bio
@Crom-Cruach said:
" @unicorn84: Because looking old is a totally different thing then actually having the physical problems of old age... "
This, exactly.
#4 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio

It's part of her character she has still been alive for eons and still able to torture the best and toughest of them

#5 Posted by LightBright (4297 posts) - - Show Bio

Immortality means you don't die. It doesn't mean you don't age. 
 
At least I think that's how it works...>_>

#6 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm more curious as to how some immortals age from adolescence to their 20-30's and just stop aging all together

#7 Posted by JediXMan (27997 posts) - - Show Bio
@Son_of_Magnus said:
" I'm more curious as to how some immortals age from adolescence to their 20-30's and just stop aging all together "
Or why some (Zeus, Highfather) decide to stop aging at around 60.
 
It's like there's some switch that says "I want to stop aging..... here."
#8 Posted by unicorn84 (64 posts) - - Show Bio
@Crom-Cruach: @Son_of_Magnus:  I understand the two of you completly but i was also reading her DCU wikia (and i do understand that any wiki may not be the most accurate source) and it had this to say " The New Gods, are functionally immortal, having ceased aging physically near the age of 30. Unless they fall in battle, they are immune to the ravages of time, and could easily live for thousands upon thousands of years." 
So then "physically" should mean as appearance and not just capabilities
#9 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio

She's just leathery.

#10 Posted by unicorn84 (64 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: @Son_of_Magnus:  I have pondered the same questions myself when it comes to Marvels Eternals. I understand that it furthers the plot and you need the characters to reach a point of adulthood. But the Eternals where an experiment of the Celestials which means that the DNA is possibly programmed to stop accordingly. However, the New Gods live near a great cosmic power, The Source, which grants them their longevity, so could that have the same effect such as programming cellular pausing.
#11 Posted by MrDirector786 (43131 posts) - - Show Bio

SHE'S OLD BECAUSE SHE JUST LOOKS OLD!!!!!! HIGHFATHER IZAYA IS ALSO OLD!!! AND AS OTHERS HAVE SAID, LOOKING OLD ISN'T THE SAME AS HAVEN'T THE SAME PROBLEMS AS BEING OLD!!! Also, I'm only typing like this because the title of this is in all caps and sounds like it's yelling. :P

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