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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.]]
25th Aug '16 7:28:52 AM StFan
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* In the ''Literature/{{Malazan Book of the Fallen}}'' Whiskeyjack fits this this trope perfectly. Fiddler takes the role in later books.
* In The ''Literature/{{Black Company}}'' series, this trope was written for Croaker [[spoiler: and all of the rest of the Company kept in a decades-long magical stasis]] in the later books, where he also [[spoiler:becomes a FourStarBadass]]: especially after [[spoiler:the Old Guard is resurrected from the magical]] imprisonment in [[spoiler:Water Sleeps]].

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* %%* In the ''Literature/{{Malazan Book of the Fallen}}'' ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', Whiskeyjack fits this this trope perfectly. Fiddler takes the role in later books.
* In The ''Literature/{{Black Company}}'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series, this trope was written for Croaker [[spoiler: and all of the rest of the Company kept in a decades-long magical stasis]] in the later books, where he also [[spoiler:becomes a FourStarBadass]]: especially after [[spoiler:the Old Guard is resurrected from the magical]] imprisonment in [[spoiler:Water Sleeps]].
14th Aug '16 5:32:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* WarOfTheTripleAlliance featured DukeOfCaxias, supreme commander of the Triple Alliance in the later part of the war, who was nearly ''70'' and still leading his troops in the vanguard.

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* WarOfTheTripleAlliance UsefulNotes/WarOfTheTripleAlliance featured DukeOfCaxias, supreme commander of the Triple Alliance in the later part of the war, who was nearly ''70'' and still leading his troops in the vanguard.



* Field Marshall C.G.E. Mannerheim. He joined the Imperial Russian Cavalry in 1882, fighting in the RussoJapaneseWar, FirstWorldWar and RussianRevolution. After the collapse of Imperial Russia, he retired 1917 in the age of 50 as General, returning to his native Finland. Little did he know his great years were only ahead. He was immediately assigned as the commander-in-chief of the [[FinnsWithFearsomeForests Finnish White Army]], leading them in victory in the Finnish Indpendence War. He was again nominated as Supreme Commander as Field Marshall in the [[SmallCountryBigWar Winter War]] and later in the Continuation War and War of Lapland. He was 78 when he retired 1945, taking the [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning office of President of Finland]]. Sadly, his health broke down and he passed away 1951.

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* Field Marshall C.G.E. Mannerheim. He joined the Imperial Russian Cavalry in 1882, fighting in the RussoJapaneseWar, FirstWorldWar UsefulNotes/RussoJapaneseWar, UsefulNotes/FirstWorldWar and RussianRevolution.UsefulNotes/RussianRevolution. After the collapse of Imperial Russia, he retired 1917 in the age of 50 as General, returning to his native Finland. Little did he know his great years were only ahead. He was immediately assigned as the commander-in-chief of the [[FinnsWithFearsomeForests [[UsefulNotes/FinnsWithFearsomeForests Finnish White Army]], leading them in victory in the Finnish Indpendence War. He was again nominated as Supreme Commander as Field Marshall in the [[SmallCountryBigWar Winter War]] and later in the Continuation War and War of Lapland. He was 78 when he retired 1945, taking the [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning office of President of Finland]]. Sadly, his health broke down and he passed away 1951.
8th Aug '16 4:41:23 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Sgt. Avery Johnson is at least almost 70 years old in the main trilogy, and has survived about half-a-century's worth of constant frontline combat fighting Insurrectionists, Covenant, and Flood. [[spoiler:The fact that he's a [[SuperSoldier Spartan-I]] probably explains at least part of it.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Sgt. Avery Johnson is at least almost 70 years old in the main trilogy, and has survived about half-a-century's worth of constant frontline combat fighting Insurrectionists, Covenant, and Flood. [[spoiler:The fact that he's a [[SuperSoldier Spartan-I]] probably explains at least part of it.]]
8th Aug '16 3:51:25 PM Smiffy
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* ''Film/PrimeCut'': Lee Marvin as an ageing enforcer for the Irish Mob. His driver is an actual World War II veteran.
22nd Jul '16 1:48:24 PM Nautilus1
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* The French Army senior officer corps before and during [[WorldWarII the disastrous 1940 campaign]] was populated by old veterans. The commander in chief General Maurice Gamelin had been born in 1872, his successor General Maxime Weygand had been born in 1867 and lived to nearly 100, and Field Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain had been born in 1856, making him the oldest man to ever become head of state in French history.

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* The French Army senior officer corps before and during [[WorldWarII the disastrous 1940 campaign]] was populated by old veterans. The commander in chief General Maurice Gamelin had been born in 1872, his successor General Maxime Weygand had been born in 1867 and lived to nearly 100, and Field Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain had been born in 1856, making him the oldest man to ever become head of state in French history. When Prime Minister Paul Reynaud asked their opinion of [[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle}} Charles de Gaulle]] (who was 50 back then), [[{{Irony}} they called him "an unruly kid"]].
22nd Jul '16 1:42:16 PM Nautilus1
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* The French Army senior officer corps before and during [[WorldWarII the disastrous 1940 campaign]] was populated by old veterans. The commander in chief General Maurice Gamelin had been born in 1872, his successor General Maxime Weygand had been born in 1867 and lived to nearly 100, and Field Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain had been born in 1856, making him the oldest man to ever become head of state in French history.
4th Jul '16 8:22:22 PM magmablock
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* {{Overwatch}} has a couple:

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* {{Overwatch}} VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} has a couple:
15th Jun '16 12:54:37 AM Shaid
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** [[BadassGrandpa Reinhardt]], also a founding member of the team, and even at 61 years old, still proves to be a stalwart and even jovial ally on the battlefield. He's got a giant ''[[RuleOfCool rocket]]''[[DropTheHammer hammer]] and a suit of PoweredArmor, and can soak up as much damage as he dishes out.

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** [[BadassGrandpa Reinhardt]], also a founding member of the team, and even at 61 years old, still proves to be a stalwart and even jovial ally on the battlefield. He's got a giant ''[[RuleOfCool rocket]]''[[DropTheHammer rocket]]'' [[DropTheHammer hammer]] and a suit of PoweredArmor, and can soak up as much damage as he dishes out.
15th Jun '16 12:54:15 AM Shaid
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** [[BadassGrandpa Reinhardt]], also a founding member of the team, and even at 61 years old, still proves to be a stalwart and even jovial ally on the battlefield. He's got a [[DropTheHammer giant ''rocket'' hammer]] and a suit of PoweredArmor, and can soak up as much damage as he dishes out.

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** [[BadassGrandpa Reinhardt]], also a founding member of the team, and even at 61 years old, still proves to be a stalwart and even jovial ally on the battlefield. He's got a [[DropTheHammer giant ''rocket'' ''[[RuleOfCool rocket]]''[[DropTheHammer hammer]] and a suit of PoweredArmor, and can soak up as much damage as he dishes out.
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