Zachary: Oh, no! I'm not a life guard. I can't even swim!
Lucy: So you're an impulsive idiot.
— Bittersweet Candy Bowl (After Zachary saves Lucy at the Beach)
Logan's Run Rule: RPG characters are young. Very young. The average age seems to be 15, unless the character is a decorated and battle-hardened soldier, in which case he might even be as old as 18. Such teenagers often have skills with multiple weapons and magic, years of experience, and never ever worry about their parents telling them to come home from adventuring before bedtime. By contrast, characters more than twenty-two years old will cheerfully refer to themselves as washed-up old fogies and be eager to make room for the younger generation.
— Number 5 in The Grand List of Console Role Playing Game Clichés