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Feb 10th 2015 at 12:45:31 PM •••

Maybe we should not have Stan Lee as our image, who is more an Evil Old Folk considering his life of theft and plagiarism?

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Feb 10th 2015 at 12:51:59 PM •••

Whoo, edgy opinion, bro. That's way cool.

MJC
Feb 23rd 2014 at 5:43:36 AM •••

How old does a character need to be to be considered this trope? Is 30 old? 40? 50? 65+?

I'm kind of wondering, seems a bit ambiguous.

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Feb 23rd 2014 at 11:15:24 AM •••

I don't think that this gets specific numbers.

MJC
Dec 6th 2014 at 7:00:09 AM •••

I guess my point is that I tend to see this listed for characters that aren't really old by most standards.

For example, a 30-something in a show where most of the other characters are in their 20s. or someone in their 20s in a show where most other characters are teens. It would be old in a relative sense, but most people wouldn't consider this old. Does a character qualify if they're only old relative to other characters?

Sep 25th 2011 at 3:36:52 PM •••

I'm not sure this should have real life examples

Apr 25th 2011 at 11:28:41 AM •••

You and everyone on the disscussion page. Add it yourself..

But don't say 'How Did We Miss This One?' when you do.

Oct 24th 2010 at 2:04:42 PM •••

Captain Price from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series?

May 16th 2019 at 1:39:36 PM •••

Does this trope work with characters who have longer than usual lifespans, such as someone who is 300 years old but still looks young? Or maybe the character has to look old in order to count? I do see that as highly subjective though. Another possible way of looking at it could be context. So if the 300 year old person is still considered young in his culture by that age, then he wouldn't count. So he would be a Cool Old Guy when away from home only.

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