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29th Apr '16 9:20:48 AM TheSinful
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* A downplayed example shows with Tsume in ''[[http://ficwad.com/story/213011 Eroninja]]''. While "only" in her mid-40s, she's still well past her prime and it's noted a couple times that it's only her skill and experience that keeps her from losing challenges for Alpha of the Inuzuka clan. Though once she's bonded to Naruto, the [[FountainOfYouth reversion to her prime]] that comes with it has her mopping floors with the next several challengers.
19th Apr '16 11:34:17 AM erforce
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* In the world of film soundtracks and OrchestralBombing, when all modern scores are dominated by computer and electronic software, JohnWilliams showed why he is still intellectually superior with the 2012 releases of ''Literature/WarHorse'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin''. This composer (yes, the same one that also gave you the unforgettable scores from ''{{Film/Superman}}'', ''{{Franchise/StarWars}}'' and the ''IndianaJones'' films of 30 years ago) is over 80 years old. How did he celebrate his 70th birthday? By conducting the Salt Lake City symphony orchestra performing the theme song he composed for the XIX Winter Olympic Games, at the Opening Ceremony.

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* In the world of film soundtracks and OrchestralBombing, when all modern scores are dominated by computer and electronic software, JohnWilliams showed why he is still intellectually superior with the 2012 releases of ''Literature/WarHorse'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin''. This composer (yes, the same one that also gave you the unforgettable scores from ''{{Film/Superman}}'', ''{{Franchise/StarWars}}'' and the ''IndianaJones'' ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films of 30 years ago) is over 80 years old. How did he celebrate his 70th birthday? By conducting the Salt Lake City symphony orchestra performing the theme song he composed for the XIX Winter Olympic Games, at the Opening Ceremony.
17th Feb '16 2:11:15 PM ClearMadness
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” Don't let his age fool you. Blacknail learned it when he tried to mess with Saeter. Now he is his humble servant.

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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” Don't let his age fool you. Blacknail has learned it when he tried not to mess with his master Saeter. Now he The old scout is his humble servant.still a force to be reckoned with.
16th Feb '16 1:41:14 PM ianaiaponenko
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” Don't let his age fool you. Blacknail learned it when he tried to mess with Saeter. Now he is his humble servant.
4th Feb '16 6:36:41 AM Sordid
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** Pretty much any of the wizards (except maybe the Bursar), because while they appear to be old, fat, and a maybe slightly demented, they've all gotten old and fat while surviving the [[KlingonPromotion unbridled ambitions] of both their companions of age, and much younger, fitter wizards.

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** Pretty much any of the wizards (except maybe the Bursar), because while they appear to be old, fat, and a maybe slightly demented, they've all gotten old and fat while surviving the [[KlingonPromotion unbridled ambitions] ambitions]] of both their companions of age, and much younger, fitter wizards.
4th Feb '16 6:35:54 AM Sordid
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** Pretty much any of the wizards (except maybe the Bursar), because while they appear to be old, fat, and a maybe slightly demented, they've all gotten old and fat while surviving the finest magical and mundane tricks of both their companions of age, and much younger, fitter wizards.

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** Pretty much any of the wizards (except maybe the Bursar), because while they appear to be old, fat, and a maybe slightly demented, they've all gotten old and fat while surviving the finest magical and mundane tricks [[KlingonPromotion unbridled ambitions] of both their companions of age, and much younger, fitter wizards.
28th Jan '16 4:44:33 AM isoycrazy
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has a plethora of these, both human and non-human.
** The seven Senior Council of Wizards are generally the strongest and eldest members of the group, usual ascension minimum age being near their 200s. Here is a quick rundown of some of their strengths.
*** The leader, Arthur Langtry, is called the Merlin and is the strongest of the lot. A master of defensive magics, he once created a barrier ward on the fly to hold back [[spoiler:an entire court of evil vampires and monsters from beyond the universe]]. The most impressive aspect is the wards need to be grounded by some threshold, like the one guarding a home. Lacking one means the ward's strength is reduced greatly. So, even without that essential quality to make a good ward, he maintains one against an incredible danger.
*** Ebenezer [=McCoy=] is one of the youngest members. He once nearly killed a vampire by just clutching his fist and Force-choking her with no effort on his part. He destroys enemy bases by [[spoiler:dropping old satellites orbiting in space on them]].
*** Ancient Mai, a miniature senior citizen type, has an incredibly sharp intellect and deduction capabilities. What is known is limited, but when the hero Harry Dresden sees her escort of battle harden Wardens, magical soldiers trained to kill other mages and dark things, one is holding her umbrella. She has made guardian statues able to detect dark magic.
*** Joseph "Injun Joe" Listens-to-Winds is a Native American shaman, best healer in the Council, regularly goes back to med school every ten years to see what new things have come about, and is a master of shapeshifting, having once [[spoiler:sent a walking physical god running in fear of its destruction after a shapeshifting battle]].
** Odin, the Norse God, is still alive and well in the Dresden-verse. While not as powerful as he once was, his previous students include Myrrdin Emrys, aka the Original Merlin from 1,000 years back. A powerful and dangerous man, not above priming Harry and setting him on a course of action without ever seeming to be anything but friendly and respectful.
18th Jan '16 10:30:03 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Splinter, to the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles (and that includes the animated series).

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* Splinter, to the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles (and that includes the animated series). There was also Splinter's former owner, Himato Yoshi. (Assuming the two aren't [[CompositeCharacter the same character]], and they are in some continuities.)
6th Jan '16 9:43:05 PM nombretomado
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* Edge Master from the SoulSeries. He is Kilik's master and can also use every weapon in the game with equal proficiency to its owner. One of the oldest, non-immortal characters in the series (though his actual age is unknown).

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* Edge Master from the SoulSeries.VideoGame/SoulSeries. He is Kilik's master and can also use every weapon in the game with equal proficiency to its owner. One of the oldest, non-immortal characters in the series (though his actual age is unknown).
14th Dec '15 5:20:50 PM LordofDork
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** Obi-Wan in ''[[Film/ANewHope Episode IV'', Sidious in ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith III]]'', and the Emperor in ''[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi VI]]'', are all introduced as physically frail old men who unleash previously unseen powers or abilities by the end of the film. Obi-Wan literally "become[s] more powerful than you can possibly imagine".

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** Obi-Wan in ''[[Film/ANewHope Episode IV'', IV]]'', Sidious in ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith III]]'', and the Emperor in ''[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi VI]]'', are all introduced as physically frail old men who unleash previously unseen powers or abilities by the end of the film. Obi-Wan literally "become[s] more powerful than you can possibly imagine".
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