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Wisdom of the Ancient
An elderly character gives exposition on supernatural events

(permanent link) added: 2012-05-06 09:36:10 sponsor: johnnye (last reply: 2012-05-12 09:00:27)

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Alternate Title: Magical Old Folks (to go with Magical Negro, Magical Queer, Magical Native American etc)

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.


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