History Main / ImprobableAge

19th Apr '17 12:32:59 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' presents the "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_18492_5-shockingly-powerful-kids-who-make-you-look-like-coward.html 5 Shockingly Powerful Kids Who Make You Look Like a Coward]]". It begins with [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/616772.stm Johnny and Luther Htoo]], twin {{Child Soldier}}s who successfully defended their village on their own from an invading army before quickly becoming the leaders of God's Army at the age of '''nine'''. It ends with [[http://childrensworld.org/globalclassroom/page.html?pid=53 Iqbal Masih]], an 11-year-old who escaped slavery and became spokesman for the Bonded Labor Liberation Front (a group dedicated to freeing child slaves), liberating ''3,000 children'' before he was assassinated at the age of '''thirteen''' because of his worldwide-reknowned fight against child labour. Geez, they make the achievements of several fictional examples look puny in comparison.

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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' presents the "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_18492_5-shockingly-powerful-kids-who-make-you-look-like-coward.html 5 Shockingly Powerful Kids Who Make You Look Like a Coward]]". It begins with [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/616772.stm Johnny and Luther Htoo]], twin {{Child Soldier}}s who successfully defended their village on their own from an invading army before quickly becoming the leaders of God's Army at the age of '''nine'''. It ends with [[http://childrensworld.org/globalclassroom/page.html?pid=53 Iqbal Masih]], an 11-year-old who escaped slavery and became spokesman for the Bonded Labor Liberation Front (a group dedicated to freeing child slaves), liberating ''3,000 children'' before he was assassinated at the age of '''thirteen''' because of his worldwide-reknowned fight against child labour. Geez, [[FreakierThanFiction they make the achievements of several fictional examples look puny in comparison.comparison]].



* Adolf Galland commanded Luftwaffes fighter force at the age of 29.

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* Adolf Galland commanded Luftwaffes Luftwaffe's fighter force at the age of 29.
10th Apr '17 7:00:05 AM Kexruct
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* At 20, Augustus was already a triumvir, one of the three most powerful men in Rome

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* At 20, Augustus was already a triumvir, one of the three most powerful men in RomeRome.
2nd Apr '17 4:13:35 PM nombretomado
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* Chaz of ''PhantasyStarIV'' begins the game a fully-fledged hunter at sixteen and (except for Rika, who is ''one'' year old, being a genetically engineered Numan) the youngest member to join the party. Gryz is a hardened warrior at eighteen, and Kyra is a mysterious, powerful, and famous Esper at nineteen. Although [[AllThereInTheManual the game says his age is unknown]], for comparison's sake, Rune is twenty-four, though [[spoiler: having the memories of the greatest of Espers lodged in his head does make judging his functional age a bit dodgy]].

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* Chaz of ''PhantasyStarIV'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'' begins the game a fully-fledged hunter at sixteen and (except for Rika, who is ''one'' year old, being a genetically engineered Numan) the youngest member to join the party. Gryz is a hardened warrior at eighteen, and Kyra is a mysterious, powerful, and famous Esper at nineteen. Although [[AllThereInTheManual the game says his age is unknown]], for comparison's sake, Rune is twenty-four, though [[spoiler: having the memories of the greatest of Espers lodged in his head does make judging his functional age a bit dodgy]].
31st Mar '17 7:09:21 PM Doug86
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* [[CalLeandros Niko Leandros]] may be [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond His Years]], he may have raised himself to take many levels in badass, with little or no help/schooling whatsoever in his childhood, but it's incredibly implausible to believe that as a ''four-year-old'', he was capable of taking care of a newborn baby.

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* [[CalLeandros [[Literature/CalLeandros Niko Leandros]] may be [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond His Years]], he may have raised himself to take many levels in badass, with little or no help/schooling whatsoever in his childhood, but it's incredibly implausible to believe that as a ''four-year-old'', he was capable of taking care of a newborn baby.
30th Mar '17 5:47:13 AM Nautilus1
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* Carl von Clausewitz started his military career when he was twelve years old as a lance corporal and had it cut short by cholera 26 years later as a major-general.

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* [[CulturedBadass Carl von Clausewitz Clausewitz]] started his military career when he was twelve years old as a lance corporal corporal, got on the first battlefield when not yet 13 and had it cut short by cholera 26 39 years later as a major-general.Major-General. When he began to write ''[[BigBookOfWar On War]]'', he mused that out of 26 years of life by that point, he had spent more than 11 doing war and nothing more.
18th Mar '17 4:38:55 PM mhj0808
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* Before we even get started here, it should be noted that this trope is nearly universal in Anime and Manga due to Japanese culture's adoration of youthful heroes. The 15-year-old Shonen hero -- despite training for all of half his young life -- will eventually defeat the mature, battle experienced, 40 year old badass villain and save the world. The 12 year old protagonist of a Harem anime will have high-school girls inexplicably throwing themselves at him constantly. The 25 year old anti-hero of a CrimeFiction Seinen manga will out-gambit the entire police force and become the city's crime kingpin in no time. Catch the drift? At the very least, you'll be hard pressed to find a manga where the characters are limited in their potential solely due to age.

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* Before we even get started here, it should be noted that this trope is nearly universal in Anime and Manga due to Japanese culture's adoration of youthful heroes. The 15-year-old Shonen hero -- despite training for all of half his young life -- will eventually defeat the mature, battle experienced, 40 year old badass villain and save the world. The 12 year old protagonist of a Harem anime will have high-school girls inexplicably throwing themselves at him constantly. The 25 year old anti-hero villain protagonist of a CrimeFiction Seinen manga will out-gambit the entire police force and become the city's crime kingpin in no time. Catch the drift? At the very least, you'll be hard pressed to find a manga where the characters are limited in their potential solely due to age.
2nd Mar '17 7:24:35 AM cdrood
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**** There is a difference between the rank of Captain and the position of captain (aka commander of a vessel). ''Franchise/StarTrek'' rarely makes the distinction, but a Lt Commander, for example, can be made the commanding officer of smaller, less advanced ship. Stargazer was referred to as an old ship.
2nd Mar '17 7:14:48 AM cdrood
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*** We only ever saw Tommy participate in test runs with the race car, so he may never have actually had a pro career. Also, due to a lack of available science teachers some districts will hire based on education and experience without the specific teaching training. It doesn't help the timeline much, however, as he doctorate and mad scientist career still would have taken more than seven years.
2nd Mar '17 7:00:02 AM cdrood
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* Creator/HenryFonda was 49 during the filming of ''Film/MrRoberts'' which quite old for the character's rank Naval Lieutenant Junior Grade, even in wartime. As a note, Fonda's colleague and friend, Creator/JamesStewart was considered old for pilot training in the actual war at the age of 33 and had to fight tooth and nail to be assigned combat duty.

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* Creator/HenryFonda was 49 during the filming of ''Film/MrRoberts'' ''Film/MisterRoberts'' which quite old for the character's rank Naval Lieutenant Junior Grade, even in wartime. As a note, Fonda's colleague and friend, Creator/JamesStewart was considered old for pilot training in the actual war at the age of 33 and had to fight tooth and nail to be assigned combat duty.
2nd Mar '17 6:59:29 AM cdrood
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* Creator/HenryFonda was 49 during the filming of ''Film/MrRoberts'' which quite old for the character's rank Naval Lieutenant Junior Grade, even in wartime. As a note, Fonda's colleague and friend, Creator/JamesStewart was considered old for pilot training in the actual war at the age of 33 and had to fight tooth and nail to be assigned combat duty.
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