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19th Feb '17 11:21:25 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Qhorin Halfhand is a member of the Night's Watch, a senior and experienced ranger who is regarded as an elite scout and soldier.
** Jeor Mormont has been a soldier almost his entire life.
** Rodrik Cassel is clearly rather old and is Master-at-Arms at Winterfell and a loyal servant to House Stark. Even in his old age he is still a skilled warrior.
29th Jan '17 5:43:51 AM Nazetrime
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29th Jan '17 5:41:35 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Trond has been in the military all his life and hates so much the idea of retiring that he'd rather be a HypercompetentSidekick in the MissionControl for an expedition in a ForbiddenZone that is doomed to failure as far as most authorities are concerned.
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1st Jan '17 8:46:57 PM AgentTasmania
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** Urdnot Wrex in the first Franchise/MassEffect game, who's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld and has been a soldier and mercenary the whole time.

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** Urdnot Wrex in the first Franchise/MassEffect game, who's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient even for a Krogan]] and has been a soldier and mercenary the whole time. since Earth had Vikings.
17th Dec '16 1:26:55 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In one of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse "Empire" comic lines, [[LaResistance The Rebellion]] finds [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Able Able]], an old clone trooper who has been [[TheRemnant living in the wilderness]] since the Clone Wars. He eventually gets incorporated in Luke's unit and proves to be the best, if most cynical, soldier there and looks out for Luke until [[ShaggyDogStory the whole unit gets wiped out]] by TheVirus.

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* In one of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' "Empire" comic lines, [[LaResistance The Rebellion]] finds [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Able Able]], an old clone trooper who has been [[TheRemnant living in the wilderness]] since the Clone Wars. He eventually gets incorporated in Luke's unit and proves to be the best, if most cynical, soldier there and looks out for Luke until [[ShaggyDogStory the whole unit gets wiped out]] by TheVirus.
4th Dec '16 5:38:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kang, Kor and Koloth, all Klingon captains from ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' who had confrontations with Captain Kirk. They're still fighting, killing and generally being [[BadAss badasses]] over a century later in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. All three had earned the rank of ''Dahar'' Master, which made them legendary even among Klingon warriors.

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* Kang, Kor and Koloth, all Klingon captains from ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' who had confrontations with Captain Kirk. They're still fighting, killing and generally being [[BadAss badasses]] badasses over a century later in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. All three had earned the rank of ''Dahar'' Master, which made them legendary even among Klingon warriors.
25th Nov '16 12:01:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* Broxigar "The Red Axe" of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' definitely qualifies. As an orc who lived through [[{{Badass}} the wars of all three games]], he was greatly respected by Thrall and revered by the soldiers. Despite his age and maturity, he gets a good amount of CharacterDevelopment through his SurvivorGuilt.

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* Broxigar "The Red Axe" of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' definitely qualifies. As an orc who lived through [[{{Badass}} the wars of all three games]], games, he was greatly respected by Thrall and revered by the soldiers. Despite his age and maturity, he gets a good amount of CharacterDevelopment through his SurvivorGuilt.
26th Oct '16 5:31:08 AM morane
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The old soldier is the grizzled veteran who has been through and seen everything in war. He would more than qualify for being a ShellShockedVeteran, both in age and experience, but he's still going into battle and odds are that he's the backbone of whatever unit he or (more rarely) she is in. This character type is almost never an officer or a commander, and is instead usually a SergeantRock. Generally you can expect them to be tough, to have a few [[RuggedScar badass scars]], and to be eternally pissed off at (or at least exasperated by) the younger troops around him. Despite that, he may still turn out to be one of the [[OldMaster best sources of mentoring or seasoning]] a young soldier can get.

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The old soldier is the grizzled veteran who has been through and seen everything in war. He would more than qualify for being a ShellShockedVeteran, both in age and experience, but he's still going into battle and odds are that he's the backbone of whatever unit he or (more rarely) she is in. This character type is almost never an officer or a commander, and is instead usually a SergeantRock. If he ''is'' an officer, expect a FourStarBadass. Generally you can expect them to be tough, to have a few [[RuggedScar badass scars]], and to be eternally pissed off at (or at least exasperated by) the younger troops around him. Despite that, he may still turn out to be one of the [[OldMaster best sources of mentoring or seasoning]] a young soldier can get.
26th Oct '16 5:21:46 AM morane
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* Don't forget the silver shield pikemen from the war of the successors. These men had followed Alexander the Great in his campaigns and continued fighting in the wars of his successors. They formed a unit that was undefeated in battle, the only reason they surrendered was when the rest of the army had been routed and their camp, which had their wives, children, and loot, were taken by an enemy army. Afterwards they were disbanded and sent two at a time on suicide missions that they never returned from.

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* Don't forget the silver shield pikemen pikemen, ''[[BilingualBonus Argyraspides]]'', from the war of the successors. These men had followed Alexander the Great in his campaigns and continued fighting in the wars of his successors. They formed a unit that was undefeated in battle, the only reason they surrendered was when the rest of the army had been routed and their camp, which had their wives, children, and loot, were taken by an enemy army. Afterwards they were disbanded and sent two at a time on suicide missions that they never returned from.
25th Sep '16 8:54:47 PM Mhazard
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* "Old" Snake by the time of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', although he had everything but the physical age by the time of the first VideoGame/MetalGearSolid. Old Snake is [[YoungerThanTheyLook 42]].

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* "Old" Snake by the time of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', although he had everything but the physical age by the time of the first VideoGame/MetalGearSolid. Old Snake is [[YoungerThanTheyLook 42]]. Aside from Old Snake, there are also Revolver Ocelot, who's 70 by the time of ''[=MGS4=]'', and [[spoiler: Big Boss, who's 79.]]
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