02:46:54 PM Apr 21st 2012
does this only apply to things like weapons or is Badass Grandpa a subtrope?
12:59:37 PM Jul 6th 2011
An interesting point for this could be that Older isn't necessarily Better, but Timeless. An ancient concept or technology sticks around because all alternatives prove inferior. The main idea would be that Older gained insight on some fundamental truth about existence, and subsequent generations couldn't improve on perfection.