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24th Sep '17 11:21:02 AM nombretomado
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* Most of the disciples of Aldur in David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'' universe, but especially Belgarath and Beldin.

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* Most of the disciples of Aldur in David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' universe, but especially Belgarath and Beldin.
15th Sep '17 4:11:20 PM thatboy
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* Sarge in ''Film/TheBigRedOne''. Being played by Creator/LeeMarvin certainly helps.
** Like Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeMarvin is this in any movie.
28th Aug '17 10:52:38 AM BloodyPantastic
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* ''Videogame/DeadByDaylight'' has Ace Visconti, a charming gambler with a slick tongue presumably in his 40s.
21st Aug '17 4:47:21 AM thatmadork
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** Given the fact that human life expectancy, depending on planet, social status and wealth, can be hundreds of years, it would seem that in 40k, it's a little harder to qualify as cool old guy. Most players will come up with someone from their own army who is cool and old. Abaddon, Vect and so on. Still, there is one cool old guy who every 40k player can admit to being the coolest old guy who ever cooled: Commissar Sebastian Yarrick - a man whose real glory got going ''after'' [[RetiredBadass he retired]], being a linchpin leader for the defense of the Second War for Armageddon. In the war, a fight with an Ork Warboss took his right arm and left eye; he proceeded to cut off the Ork's [[PowerFist Power Klaw-armed]] right arm in return, hold it over his head, and rallied his allies while the Orkz routed in terror. He's only gotten older since with his lifespan lengthened by rarely-available technology, but that does nothing to dismiss how he's nearly died repeatedly (and by all rights, [[MadeOfIron should have]]), and is currently helping a [[KnightTemplar particular zealous]] chapter of space marines that apparently admit to themselves that this BadassNormal is their best chance for hunting down and killing an especially large Ork named Ghazghkull Thraka

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** Given the fact that human life expectancy, depending on planet, social status and wealth, can be hundreds of years, it would seem that in 40k, it's a little harder to qualify as cool old guy. Most players will come up with someone from their own army who is cool and old. Abaddon, Vect and so on. Still, there is one cool old guy who every 40k player can admit to being the coolest old guy who ever cooled: Commissar Sebastian Yarrick - a man whose real glory got going ''after'' [[RetiredBadass he retired]], being a linchpin leader for the defense of the Second War for Armageddon. In the war, a fight with an Ork Warboss took his right arm and left eye; he proceeded to cut off the Ork's [[PowerFist Power Klaw-armed]] right arm in return, hold it over his head, and rallied his allies while the Orkz routed in terror. He's only gotten older since with his lifespan lengthened by rarely-available technology, but that does nothing to dismiss how he's nearly died repeatedly (and by all rights, [[MadeOfIron should have]]), have]] - an even more terrifying theory suggests ''[[DeadAllAlong he already has]]'' and only Ork belief that he's an unstoppable killing machine is what's keeping him walking), and is currently helping a [[KnightTemplar particular zealous]] chapter of space marines that apparently admit to themselves that this BadassNormal is their best chance for hunting down and killing an especially large Ork named Ghazghkull ThrakaThraka.
* Ladies and gentlemen, the legend of FanFic/OldManHenderson: a CrazyAwesome {{Munchkin}} [[TheLoonie Loonie]] LethalJokeCharacter created purely to derail an unbearable ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' campaign. Old Man Henderson is a fifty-something, shotgun-toting fake Vietnam veteran who pawned his garden gnomes, went home and got high, forgot about pawning his gnomes and wrongfully blamed the local cult for stealing them when he discovered the gnomes were missing in the morning. He is [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth almost completely immune to SAN loss against cosmic horrors]] because of his use of hallucinogenic drugs, dyslexia, schizophrenia and hatred of religion and books. After a long and epic session where Henderson singlehandedly slaughtered several cults, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu gunned down shoggoths]], saved a fair few characters' lives (and got other player characters killed as a consequence of his shenanigans), [[spoiler:Henderson went out in a blaze of glory by rigging an entire ice rin with explosives, summoning [[GodOfEvil Hastur]] into the middle of it, and then detonating the charges. Henderson didn't make it. [[KillTheGod Neither did Hastur]].]]
20th Aug '17 2:40:56 PM VutherA
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** Any space marine, Chaos Space Marine, Necron, Eldar, or Titan princeps. A '''''universe''''' of cool old guys.

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** Any full-fledged space marine, marine (they tend to take some decades training and proving themselves before they become a Devastator Marine and can later hope to graduate to Assault and then Tactical Marine, so any Tactical Marine is probably quite past a normal man's prime) Chaos Space Marine, Necron, Eldar, or Titan princeps. A '''''universe''''' of cool old guys.



** Given the fact that human life expectancy, depending on planet, social status and wealth, can be hundreds of years, it would seem that in 40k, it's a little harder to qualify as cool old guy. Most players will come up with someone from their own army who is cool and old. Abaddon, Vect and so on. Still, there is one cool old guy who every 40k player can admit to being the coolest old guy who ever cooled. Yarrick.

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** Given the fact that human life expectancy, depending on planet, social status and wealth, can be hundreds of years, it would seem that in 40k, it's a little harder to qualify as cool old guy. Most players will come up with someone from their own army who is cool and old. Abaddon, Vect and so on. Still, there is one cool old guy who every 40k player can admit to being the coolest old guy who ever cooled. Yarrick.cooled: Commissar Sebastian Yarrick - a man whose real glory got going ''after'' [[RetiredBadass he retired]], being a linchpin leader for the defense of the Second War for Armageddon. In the war, a fight with an Ork Warboss took his right arm and left eye; he proceeded to cut off the Ork's [[PowerFist Power Klaw-armed]] right arm in return, hold it over his head, and rallied his allies while the Orkz routed in terror. He's only gotten older since with his lifespan lengthened by rarely-available technology, but that does nothing to dismiss how he's nearly died repeatedly (and by all rights, [[MadeOfIron should have]]), and is currently helping a [[KnightTemplar particular zealous]] chapter of space marines that apparently admit to themselves that this BadassNormal is their best chance for hunting down and killing an especially large Ork named Ghazghkull Thraka
20th Aug '17 5:32:14 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Francis]] is a very affable person who refuses to live in the papal apartments in the Vatican (which is one of the last modern examples that still look the part of the DecadentCourt), [[ThrowingOutTheScript throws out the script]] quite often when he makes speeches, [[FriendToAllChildren enjoys interacting with children]], and has gone out of his way to help the poor, including feeding the homeless while [[KingIncognito dressed as an ordinary priest]]. He's also very supportive of environmental protection, very eager to try out new tech and even says that he was perfectly fine with homosexuals.

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* [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Francis]] is a very affable person who refuses to live in the papal apartments in the Vatican (which is one of the last modern examples that still look the part of the DecadentCourt), [[ThrowingOutTheScript throws out the script]] quite often when he makes speeches, [[FriendToAllChildren enjoys interacting with children]], and has gone out of his way to help the poor, including feeding the homeless while [[KingIncognito dressed as an ordinary priest]]. He's also made some waves among people who are generally not big fans of the Catholic Church for being very supportive of environmental protection, very eager to try out new tech and even says that he was perfectly fine with homosexuals.homosexuals. He's also become the first Pope both to say that [[FriendToAllLivingThings animals go to heaven]] and to proclaim his willingness to baptise visiting aliens, if they wanted him too.
18th Aug '17 3:28:55 PM Gamermaster
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''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':

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17th Aug '17 9:41:27 AM Twentington
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** ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'': Alex Trebek, now 74 years old, fits the trope and is virtually synonymous with the show. (By comparison, original host Art Fleming was in his mid 50s when he hosted his final ''Jeopardy!'') Trebek gets bonus points for chasing down a burglar and helping catch her. [[http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/07/27/2011-07-27_jeopardy_host_alex_trebek_chases_burglar_through_san_francisco_hotel_before_gett.html]]
** ''Series/WheelOfFortune'': At age 67, Pat Sajak is still going strong, and a majority of today's contestants weren't even born when he took over for Chuck Woolery (also pretty cool in his old age) in 1981.
* Dick Clark. He started hosting ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' in 1956 and continued for 33 years until 1989. He also enjoys ''Bloopers and Practical Jokes'', and held court every New Years' Eve on ABC almost until he died. He's known as "America's Oldest Teenager".

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** ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'': Alex Trebek, now 74 years old, Creator/AlexTrebek (b. 1940) fits the trope and is virtually synonymous with the show. (By comparison, original host Art Fleming was in his mid 50s when he hosted his final ''Jeopardy!'') Trebek gets bonus points for chasing down a burglar and helping catch her. [[http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/07/27/2011-07-27_jeopardy_host_alex_trebek_chases_burglar_through_san_francisco_hotel_before_gett.html]]
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** ''Series/WheelOfFortune'': At age 67, Pat Sajak (b. 1946) is still going strong, and a majority of today's contestants weren't even born when he took over for Chuck Woolery (also pretty cool in his old age) age, as ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' proved) in 1981.
* Dick Clark.Creator/DickClark. He started hosting ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' in 1956 and continued for 33 years until 1989. He also enjoys ''Bloopers and Practical Jokes'', and held court every New Years' Eve on ABC almost until he died. He's known as "America's Oldest Teenager".
9th Aug '17 9:39:48 PM patriciovalencia117
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* Both UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush have cultivated this image in their post-presidency. Carter became an award-winning peace activist who started a disease-eradication programs and builds homes for the impoverished during his free time. Bush Sr. appears at public events with colorful ties and sock while also taking up the hobby of skydiving despite his old age. Both left office with dismal approval ratings yet are now highly revered by people of all political backgrounds.

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* Both UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush have cultivated this image in their post-presidency. Carter became an award-winning peace activist who started a disease-eradication programs that saved countless lives and builds homes for the impoverished poor during his free time. Bush Sr. appears at public events with colorful ties and sock while also taking up the hobby of skydiving despite his old age. Both Ironically, both left office with dismal approval ratings yet are now highly revered by people of all political backgrounds.
6th Aug '17 10:45:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. For starters, he has a Thug Life tattoo on his back.

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Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth from Farnsworth. For starters, he has a Thug Life tattoo on his back.
** [[OneSceneWonder Number One]], the head honcho of the Central Bureaucracy in
''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. For starters, Yeah, guy's an ObstructiveBureaucrat who encourages obstructive behavior, but he has a Thug Life tattoo on his back.''a flying desk!'' How cool is that?



* [[OneSceneWonder Number One]], the head honcho of the Central Bureaucracy in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Yeah, guy's an ObstructiveBureaucrat who encourages obstructive behavior, but he has ''a flying desk!'' How cool is that?
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