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22nd Aug '16 10:06:55 PM harlbior
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** Han Solo's sidekick, Chewbacca, is also older than he is, being around 200 years old at the time of ''Film/ANewHope''.


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** R2-D2, in terms of being a sidekick of C-3PO and Luke Skywalker. R2-D2 was completed and fully functional before C-3PO, and long before Luke Skywalker was even born.
7th Aug '16 5:14:40 PM nombretomado
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* The [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] [[TheDCU DCU]] had the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy, his adult sidekick. This was brought back in UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks in ''Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E'' and also in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', although the potential squick is reduced because her sidekick (the original Stripesy) is her stepfather, tagging along to keep her out of trouble.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] [[TheDCU DCU]] {{Franchise/DCU}} had the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy, his adult sidekick. This was brought back in UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks in ''Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E'' and also in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', although the potential squick is reduced because her sidekick (the original Stripesy) is her stepfather, tagging along to keep her out of trouble.
4th Jul '16 12:56:07 AM Morgenthaler
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Contrast with TheObiWan.
26th Jun '16 10:08:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''BaldursGate'' has Jaheira and Khalid, two sensible elves and old friends of your foster father. While you don't have to bring them along (or even meet them at all, if you so choose), they are canonical in the sequel, not to mention that you're given explicit instructions to seek them out.

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* ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' has Jaheira and Khalid, two sensible elves and old friends of your foster father. While you don't have to bring them along (or even meet them at all, if you so choose), they are canonical in the sequel, not to mention that you're given explicit instructions to seek them out.
2nd Jun '16 5:54:50 PM vtarira
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** Likely Count Dooku to [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Palpatine]], considering ChristopherLee is over twenty years older than Ian Mcdiarmid.

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** Likely Count Dooku to [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Palpatine]], considering ChristopherLee Creator/ChristopherLee is over twenty years older than Ian Mcdiarmid.McDiarmid.


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* Bucky Barnes gets [[AgeLift upgraded]] to this in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', though the difference is less than most examples (various [[FreezeFrameBonus freeze-frame bonuses]] and [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler moments]] in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier the sequel]] have it that he's a year or two older). [[spoiler:By ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', he's back to being younger, at least in the sense that he's [[HumanPopsicle experienced less years of life]] than Cap has.]]
17th May '16 2:11:49 PM Willbyr
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* DonaldDuck and Goofy to Sora in the ''KingdomHearts'' series. While they're {{Funny Animal}}s who don't really have a set age, they're still pretty much adults.

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* DonaldDuck and Goofy to Sora in the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. While they're {{Funny Animal}}s who don't really have a set age, they're still pretty much adults.
14th May '16 2:38:02 AM TheNerevarine
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* In ''Anime/GenmaWars'', Nuu is both this trope as well as ParentalSubstitute, helping to raise the [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demonic child]] Gin along with his human mother Non and became his loyal sidekick [=/=] mentor following her death.
3rd May '16 9:57:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad]]'', [[MosesInTheBullrushes Garion]] has several older companions who're basically there to fight his battles, since he's still a child and has no real combat training for most of the series. By the time of the second quintology, several years have passed and he's more than capable f taking on enemies himself, so his former companions get a side story throughout the books instead of being part of Garion's party.

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* In the ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad]]'', [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes Garion]] has several older companions who're basically there to fight his battles, since he's still a child and has no real combat training for most of the series. By the time of the second quintology, several years have passed and he's more than capable f taking on enemies himself, so his former companions get a side story throughout the books instead of being part of Garion's party.
18th Apr '16 3:30:47 PM DoctorCooper
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One is that the older character won't fall out of the CompetenceZone because they're under the direction of the younger hero, and thus doesn't undermine their maturity. If the relationship is close, the sidekick's more adult qualities actually fulfil some kind of parental role, which the hero might lack from having [[ParentalAbandonment no family]], without being intrusive. On the other hand, the Older Sidekick can be a non-threatening (yet incredibly appealing) fantasy object for the audience, who identifies with the main hero. A variant of this is when the younger character leads due to rank or status but requires the more experienced sidekick for advice. A typical example of this would be CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough.

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One is that the older character won't fall out of the CompetenceZone because they're under the direction of the younger hero, and thus doesn't undermine their maturity. If the relationship is close, the sidekick's more adult qualities actually fulfil fulfill some kind of parental role, which the hero might lack from having [[ParentalAbandonment no family]], without being intrusive. On the other hand, the Older Sidekick can be a non-threatening (yet incredibly appealing) fantasy object for the audience, who identifies with the main hero. A variant of this is when the younger character leads due to rank or status but requires the more experienced sidekick for advice. A typical example of this would be CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough.



** Joe Biden, Vice President to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Before him, UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson, Vice President to UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.

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** Joe Biden, UsefulNotes/JoeBiden, Vice President to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Before him, UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson, Vice President to UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.
21st Feb '16 5:01:45 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* One of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling's bookers, long time {{tag team}} specialist, and general trouble maker Gedo, became the mouth piece of company ace and Chaos head Kazuchika Okada.[[/folder]]

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* One of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling's bookers, long time {{tag team}} specialist, and general trouble maker Gedo, became the mouth piece of company ace and Chaos head Kazuchika Okada.centerpiece Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada.
* [[WrestlingMonster The Vampire]] Lord Asteroth, who despite being around the business since the 1980s sought out [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick Paul London]] for more training.
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