The elixir of life, elixir of immortality or simply known as elixir (エリクシル Erikusha?) is a legendary/mythical potion, or drink, that is said to grant the drinker eternal life and/or eternal youth.
Alchemists are traditionally attributed to being able to create elixirs of immortality, though due to the fact that alchemists and magicians alike are searching for vampires in order to discover the creatures' secrets to immortality, it can be assumed that elixirs are either difficult to create, limited in effectiveness, or an impossibility.
Furthermore, elixirs are probably a means to an end for alchemists, who want to obtain immortality in order to achieve Ars Magna, the spell in which a alchemist could achieve their goal of simulation of the world inside the mind.
Index groups the elixir of life as one of the many ways to manipulate the dead, such as Vetala Sorcery, Necromancy, and the Hopping Zombie Spell. One can assume that the elixir of life not only gives immortality, but also gives life back to the dead.
Deep Blood ArcEdit
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Stiyl Magnus references that alchemists' main motivation is to create an elixir of immortality and turn lead into gold. In the Toaru Majutsu no Index anime adaptation, Stiyl asks Kamijou Touma what he knows about alchemists, to which he gives the standard answer of turning lead into gold and create an elixir of immortality.
Kazakiri Hyouka ArcEdit
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