This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: Is there evidence that this phenomenon owes anything to Yoda? Seems like it might.
: Good question. I think it predates The Empire Strikes Back
, but I'd need to confirm that.
Osh: I'm sure it's just an exaggeration of the very real observation some people seem to shrink (cartilage compression) as they age.
: You know, there is a thing here. It might be something like Short People Are Smart. The whole "out of the mouth of babes" deal, coupled with the Yoda Mentors
I'm just sayin'.
Baofu: IIRC, Ranma 1/2's Happosai was always tiny.
: Removed this, as he's not a Senior Citizen.
- Choi Bounge from The King of Fighters, who is often considered to be one of the smallest fighting game characters ever made.
- Choi isn't old - he's just short.
Doktor von Eurotrash: Would Sophie in the Miyazaki adaptation of Howl's Moving Castle
count, or is she just very bent?