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->''Old men and old women, each with staff in hand because of old age, shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem.''
-->--'''Zechariah 8:4'''

''Entries about older people and about aging. See {{Youngsters}} for the opposite. See also {{Mentors}}.''
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!!Tropes:

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* AgeWithoutYouth: An immortal character who looks elderly.
* AlterKocker: A senior with a Yiddish accent.
* AncientEvil: A character, concept or thing that's old and evil.
* AncientKeeper: An elderly, slightly creepy MrExposition that is some sort of keeper.
* BadassGrandpa: A strong old man who can fight.
* BleakAbyssRetirementHome: Retirement homes are seen as gloomy.
* CharacterAgedWithTheActor: When the actor grows old, so does the character.
* CrackOhMyBack: An old or middle-aged character's joints crack.
* CoolOldGuy: An old man who's seen as cool.
* CoolOldLady: An old ''woman'' who's seen as cool.
* CurseOfTheAncients: Elderly people use old exclamations instead of swear words or newer exclamations.
* DecemberDecemberRomance: Two old people start dating.
* DentedIron: Somebody is MadeOfIron, mostly, but sustains a few injuries.
* DirtyOldMan: An old man who's sexually attracted to younger women.
* DirtyOldWoman: A perverted elderly woman.
* EccentricMentor: A character (usually an old man) who's wise and a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
* ElderAbuse: Somebody abuses an old person.
* ElderlyBlueHairedLady: An old woman tries to dye her hair but her hair turns the wrong colour.
* ElderlyImmortal: An immortal or long-lived character who appears elderly.
* EvilOldFolks: An elderly villain, who looks their apparent age.
* FalseTeethTomfoolery: Old people goofing about with dentures.
* FatherNeptune: A feisty old (usually male) sailor.
* FeelingTheirAge: An elderly action hero is starting to weaken or thinks they are.
* FirstGrayHair: Someone {{angst}}s about getting old when they see their first grey hair.
* TheFogOfAges: An immortal character becomes forgetful because their brain is running out of memory space.
* FormerTeenRebel: An older character who is stodgy or polite now was rebellious and/or impolite as a teen.
* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult: An adult (usually elderly) who children hate because (s)he doesn't want them to play and wants to take toys.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: An old person is supposed to be sexy.
* GrannyClassic: A stereotypical old woman who usually has grandchildren.
* GrowOldWithMe: An old couple who have been together since they were young.
* GrumpyOldMan: An old person with a negative attitude.
* HandbagOfHurt: Somebody (usually an elder) uses a bag as a weapon.
* HelpingGrannyCrossTheStreet: Somebody helps an old lady across the street when they want to be helpful/appear noble.
* HippieParents: A (sometimes elderly) hippie couple with at least one child.
* InflationNegation: An old person complains about how things were cheaper in their youth.
* IWasQuiteALooker: A senior who was seen as attractive in their youth.
* LikesOlderMen: Somebody wants to date men who are at least a few years older than them.
* LikesOlderWomen: Somebody wants to date an older woman.
* LittleOldLadyInvestigates: An old, female detective.
* LongLived: Something or someone that lives for a very long time.
* MaidenAunt: An unmarried, elderly, female relative.
* MethuselahSyndrome: Fantasy characters who live a long time despite medical science not having progressed.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Short seniors.
* NaziGrandpa: An elderly man who used to be a Nazi.
* NeverMessWithGranny: An old woman is good at fighting.
* NobodyOver50IsGay: There are no gay senior citizens.
* NostalgiaFilter: Somebody believes that things from their childhood are better than similar things from now.
* OlderAndWiser: A character comes back in a sequel, having grown old and gotten wiser and they help the younger characters.
* TheOldConvict: An elderly character in prison.
* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: The hero is old or borderline old, while the villain is relatively young.
* OlderIsBetter: Older things are always superior to newer things.
* OldMaster: An old person who is very good at action-y things.
* OlderSidekick: A sidekick older than the main character.
* OldSoldier: An elderly veteran.
* OldRetainer: A servant, usually elderly, who's very loyal to the person or people they work for and have worked for for a long time.
* OldSuperhero: An old (usually retired) superhero.
* OldWindbag: An old character who goes on an on about themselves, which annoys other characters.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Somebody looks younger than they really are.
** ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Someone looks young but really they're over a hundred!
*** TimeAbyss: An individual who lived in ''prehistoric'' times!!
* ThePatriarch: A tough old man who sees himself as an authority in his family.
* PerilousOldFool: Subtrope of Old Soldier. An elderly soldier who thinks they can be active but they're way too weak.
* RacistGrandma: A racist old woman who's [[PlayedForLaughs put in as a joke]].
* RapidAging: Growing old way faster than normal.
* RamblingOldManMonologue: An old person who likes to tell long, rambling speeches.
* ReluctantRetiree: An elderly character who is perfectly capable but gets forced to retire against their will anyway.
* RetiredBadass: An old person who used to be an action type.
* TheScrooge: An old, greedy, rich character.
* ScatterbrainedSenior: An absent-minded senior.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: A rude elder who thinks they are allowed to be rude because they're old.
* SeniorCreep: A scary old person.
* SeniorSleepCycle: An elderly {{Sleepyhead}}.
* ShellShockedVeteran: An old man with PTSD or something similar.
* SternNun: A stern, usually elderly, nun.
* StrongerWithAge: Somebody gets stronger as they get older.
* TechnologicallyBlindElders: An old person who has no idea how to use a piece of technology.
* VagueAge: A character's age is left ambiguous.
* TheVietnamVet: When the Shell-Shocked Veteran is from the Vietnam war.
* WastelandElder: An elderly leader (usually male) of a small, rundown community.
* WhenEldersAttack: An elder attacks someone or something with an object.
* WhenIWasYourAge: An elderly character complains that something was a different way from now when they were the age of the younger characters, and they preferred it that way.
* WhileYouWereInDiapers: An older character boasts that they did something cool while a younger character was too young to do anything that cool.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet: A female ex-celebrity senior who thinks she's still famous.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Immortality is a bad thing.
* WizardClassic: A stereotypical wizard.
* WorldOfNoGrandparents: None of the characters have grandparents.
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