Created By: Voyd211 on March 26, 2012

Getting Too Old For This

Aging character gripes about a decline.

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A Stock Phrase from older characters, when they realize that their bodies aren't quite what they used to be, and wish that they were in their prime again. A variant (usually villainous) is someone ELSE recognizing that the character in question is getting older, usually then proceeding to attempt a takeover.

Needs examples. Seen It a Million Times, and I'm surprised this isn't here.
Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • March 26, 2012
    Aww man. While this is a good idea, I saw it a million times too, I think you're not supposed to make any Stock Phrase tropes anymore.
  • March 26, 2012
    In fact, I can't help but think we already had this once. In fact, let me see if Getting Too Old For This is a blue link.
  • March 26, 2012
    I still like it. It doesn't *have* to be a Stock Phrase. As of now it sounds like a description of the character. but hey, what do I know? Still, if it makes it, here's an example. In the play The Platform, the Older Policewoman says this, and makes clear through the play that she's not as young/ active as the Younger Policewoman, often walking slowly and acting as though she has a headache.
  • March 27, 2012
    If there isn't already a trope for it, the song "I'm much to Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" by Garth Brooks is an example.

  • March 27, 2012
    Getting Too Old For This was renamed to Character Aged With The Actor, and is now locked because it's a line of dialogue/Stock Phrase, which as already mentioned aren't being collected any more.