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Alternate Title: Magical Old Folks
(to go with Magical Negro
, Magical Queer
, Magical Native American
When a supernatural terror plagues the neighbourhood, nobody has any idea what's going on... except for that one Rambling Old Man
who's always telling fanciful stories
. Apparently when they talk about the "wisdom of the ancients", they're not talking about the precursors
-- any old senior citizen will do.
Subtrope of Older and Wiser
, related to Ancient Keeper