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22nd Aug '16 5:26:02 AM ChronoLegion
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* There's an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', where Creator/HowardStern's rhetoric has inspired the young to rise up and take the reigns of control away from the "old", implementing a national mandatory retirement cut-off at 30. This world is decidedly youth-centric, with the elderly (anyone over 30) being forced to live off what they have made before that, since social security is virtually nonexistent (that was one of Stern's main arguments). The episode's villain, who is approaching 30, decides to flee to Canada, where the mandatory retirement age is 40.

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* There's an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', where Creator/HowardStern's rhetoric has inspired the young to rise up and take the reigns of control away from the "old", implementing a national mandatory retirement cut-off at 30.30 (also, presumably, amending the Constitution to allow people under 35 to be eligible for Presidency). This world is decidedly youth-centric, with the elderly (anyone over 30) being forced to live off what they have made before that, since social security is virtually nonexistent (that was one of Stern's main arguments). The episode's villain, who is approaching 30, decides to flee to Canada, where the mandatory retirement age is 40.
22nd Aug '16 5:25:15 AM ChronoLegion
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* There's an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', where Creator/HowardStern's rhetoric has inspired the young to rise up and take the reigns of control away from the "old", implementing a national mandatory retirement cut-off at 30. This world is decidedly youth-centric, with the elderly (anyone over 30) being forced to live off what they have made before that, since social security is virtually nonexistent (that was one of Stern's main arguments). The episode's villain, who is approaching 30, decides to flee to Canada, where the mandatory retirement age is 40.
14th Aug '16 1:52:50 PM nombretomado
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* Apparently the case for DoctorSteel, according to a DearJohnLetter he sent one of the commanders of his [[Website/ToySoldiersUnite Army of Toy Soldiers]].

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* Apparently the case for DoctorSteel, Music/DoctorSteel, according to a DearJohnLetter he sent one of the commanders of his [[Website/ToySoldiersUnite Army of Toy Soldiers]].
31st May '16 6:34:59 AM johnnye
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* Ser Barristan Selmy of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' (and [[Series/GameOfThrones the TV adaptation]]) does not take it well to be dismissed from the Kingsguard, who traditionally serve for life.

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* Ser Barristan Selmy of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' (and [[Series/GameOfThrones the TV adaptation]]) does not take it well to be when he's dismissed from the Kingsguard, who traditionally serve for life.life. He essentially declares "you can't fire me, I quit!", strips off his sword and armour there and then, and marches off to find a king worthy of guarding.
22nd May '16 4:52:38 PM res20stupid
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Reinhardt was one of the founding members of Overwatch and a dedicated soldier, often acting as TheHeart to the team until he was forced out of the force due to his advanced age. Firing him was a bit of a bad idea as [[TheConscience without his influence]] Overwatch quickly became oversaturated in corruption and was shut down in disgrace.
18th May '16 2:18:23 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''NightCourt'' episode "Flo's Retirement." Ironically, Flo only appeared in one more episode because Florence Halop died of cancer.

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* ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' episode "Flo's Retirement." Ironically, Flo only appeared in one more episode because Florence Halop died of cancer.
13th May '16 8:14:29 PM Premonition45
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* Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' only retires from being Batman [[DentedIron when health troubles make continuing exercise a futility]]. He is rather bitter about this. [[GameBreakingInjury It takes having a heart attack during a hostage rescue]], [[DoesNotLikeGuns forcing him to resort to holding the criminal at gun-point]], to drive the point home that he just can't keep being Batman at his age.

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* Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' only retires from being Batman [[DentedIron when health troubles make continuing exercise a futility]]. He is rather bitter about this. [[GameBreakingInjury It takes having a heart attack during a hostage rescue]], [[DoesNotLikeGuns [[BatmanGrabsAGun forcing him to resort to holding the criminal at gun-point]], to drive the point home that he just can't keep being Batman at his age.
11th May '16 7:47:56 PM damus2300
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* Victor Meldrew in ''OneFootInTheGrave''.

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* %%* Victor Meldrew in ''OneFootInTheGrave''.




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* Marlo from ''Series/TheWire'' seems at first glad to get out of the drug game, but then goes back to the corner...
* Finch in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' season 4 meets a former school teacher made to retire due to budget cutbacks. At the end of the episode she decides to find another teaching job.
30th Apr '16 5:19:34 AM Mdumas43073
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30th Apr '16 5:19:18 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Queen Cersei Lannister''': "You have served the realm long and faithfully. Every man and woman in the Seven Kingdoms owes you thanks. But it is time to put aside your armor and your sword. It is time to rest and look back with pride on your many years of service." [...]\\
'''Varys''': "We have nothing but gratitude for your long service, good Ser. You shall be given a stout keep beside the sea, with servants to look after your every need."\\
'''Ser Barristan Selmy''': "A hall to die in, and men to bury me. I am a knight. I shall die a knight."

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-->'''Queen Cersei Lannister''': "You You have served the realm long and faithfully. Every man and woman in the Seven Kingdoms owes you thanks. But it is time to put aside your armor and your sword. It is time to rest and look back with pride on your many years of service." [...]\\
'''Varys''': "We We have nothing but gratitude for your long service, good Ser. You shall be given a stout keep beside the sea, with servants to look after your every need."\\
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'''Ser Barristan Selmy''': "A A hall to die in, and men to bury me. I am a knight. I shall die a knight."
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