Is there anything in canon (preferably referring to comics Mxyzptlk) that speaks to the age of this 5th-dimensional being?


In Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, we learn that Mxyzptlk is 6000(ish) years old.

Mister Mxyzptlk: The big problem with being immortal is filling your time. For example, I spent the first two thousand years of my existence doing absolutely nothing.

Mister Mxyzptlk: Eventually, simple inertia became tiresome, so I spent the next two thousand years being saintly and benign, doing only good deeds. When that novelty began to fade, I decided to try being mischievous.

Mister Mxyzptlk: Now, two thousand years later, I'm bored again. I need a change. Starting with your death, I shall spend the next two millennia being evil!

Comic page, relevant parts quoted above

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    Downvoted. The OP asks quite clearly for something in canon; this story is completely out of canon, as it was written and produced for the Elsewhere line of comics which are all officially, explicitly, intentionally non canon. – motoDrizzt Sep 11 '19 at 8:28
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    @JackBNimble - Inert for 2000 years, good for 2000 years, mischievous for 2000 years. – Valorum Sep 13 '19 at 14:19
  • Ah i only read what you put in quote blocks not the image, you omitted where he says he became mischievous next, so the way those blocks read he is only 4000 – Jack B Nimble Sep 13 '19 at 14:26
  • @JackBNimble - Blame Carrot. He added the (incomplete) block quotes. You just can't get the staff these days... – Valorum Sep 13 '19 at 14:54

Probably impossible to state by virtue of his being a fifth dimensional imp.

The Fifth Dimension is an inter-dimensional reality that exists outside of the normally accepted space/time continuum. - https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Fifth_Dimension

Since he comes from a place with with different rules for time, he could be any age.

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  • Do you have a better source for this than a fan written wiki? – TheLethalCarrot Sep 13 '19 at 14:14

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