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Basic Trope: An elderly man who is an all-around cool guy to talk to.

  • Straight: Bill is a 80 year old man who happens to be a army veteran who wields a Barrett M82 into battle and gives plenty of useful advice to Bob while cracking some jokes when things get stressful for them.
  • Exaggerated: Bill is 130 year old man who is also the World's Strongest Man and an One-Man Army that can shoot down GODS with his rifle. He is also Bob's best friend who acts as his therapist and if it wasn't for his appearance one would think he is a 18 year old young adult given the way he way he acts at parties and charms every lady that sees him.
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  • Downplayed: Bill is a 60 year old man who lives in Bob's neighborhood and gives him some ocasional advice, and can handle himself pretty well against robbers with his cane.
  • Justified:
    • Bill is a army veteran that lives alone. Of course he would keep honing his abilities so that he wouldn't go out of shape as he aged.
    • Bill is a immortal who has Age Without Youth. All those years of experience in living would add up to something, after all.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Bill might seen like a 80 year old man at first, but it turns out he was just wearing a mask that aged up his face. He's actually just a 40 year old man...
  • Double Subverted: Who is wearing ANOTHER mask inside his first one, showing that he was just as old as he seemed to be.
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  • Parodied: Bill is a 500 year old man who looks more like a walking corpse than a living human being, and yet has an aura of awesomeness that can instantly explode any of his enemies that look upon his face. He also spouts philosophical questions every few seconds to the heroes. In Latin.
  • Zig Zagged: It varies whether any elderly men in the setting have sex drives and whether or not they prefer younger women.
  • Averted: No Elderly Characters appear onscreen in the entire work.
  • Enforced: "Bill was a fan-favorite character in our first work thanks to his massive badass moments and cool attitude, any ideas how we are going to insert him in the Time Skip sequel?" "I know! Let's have Bill show up as a older sidekick to our new hero Bob, but just as badass as he was during his youth!"
  • Lampshaded:
    Bob: "Were you always this much of a badass, or did you just get Stronger with Age Bill?"
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  • Invoked: Bill starts to do some heavy lifting in hope of keeping up with the other main characters, and in his own words, "Be Hip with the kids"
  • Exploited: Bill is a Combat Pragmatist that beats up his opponents by tricking them into thinking he is just a fragile old man.
  • Defied: Bill decides that he isn't interested in conflicts in spite of being fairly powerful and refuses to fight alongside Bob when he receives a invitation, and starts acting Grumpy when he asks him for some advice.
  • Discussed:
    "Bill, are you sure it's safe for you to lift that rifle? Isn't your age going to affect your..."
  • Conversed:
    "I wish my grandpa was cool as Bill! Most old people in real life aren't able to take on bandit gangs with a gigantic rifle!"
  • Implied: Bob laments during a fight scene that his grandpa Bill isn't there to see the brawl, mentioning that "He would love to have a piece of this action"
  • Deconstructed: Bill's age starts to take the toll on his body, and during one his fights he is shoot in the leg and has to have it amputated and is forced to go to a retirement home.
  • Reconstructed: Bill gets an implant for his amputated leg and some artificial enhancements for his muscles, and after some weeks of recovery he is able to go back to battle even stronger than before.
    • Alternatively, Bill retires from physical fighting but keeps giving Bob his support by using his cool personality as a inspiration for other badasses and guides Bob by acting as his Mission Control.
  • Played For Laughs: As a Running Gag, every fight scene with Bill has a Mook mocking his old age before being shot through the eyes by him.

Hey youngster, let's go back to the main page! Nah, i don't need that cane to walk back there, this glock is enough to defend myself!

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