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How old is Samantha?

In one episode of Bewitched, we see a painting of Samantha (we assume it's Samantha) which is set in old Salem by the looks of it. This then raises the question of how old Samantha actually is, but ...
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How old is Captain America when he receives the 'Super-Soldier Serum'?

Steve Rogers is said to have been born in the 1920's. WWII started roughly in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Germany. Rogers attempts to enlist in the US Army in 1940, however due to his frail ...
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How come there are no middle-aged senior officers on the Enterprise D other than Picard?

In a military organization, the number of members of a given rank is generally lower the higher the rank is: fewer Lt. Commanders than Lieutenants, fewer Captains than Commander and so on. Also, ...
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How old is the Doctor at the end of Heaven Sent?

At the end of series 9 episode 11, Heaven Sent, So how old is he at the end of the episode? Clearly but what about his memories? Does he recall Is there any sense in which he's now
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Where does the "aging backwards" trope originate?

Michael Ende's The Neverending Story features the Sassafranians, people who are born old and age backwards until they die as babies. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button&...
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How long has Professor Binns been a professor at Hogwarts?

How long has Professor Binns worked at Hogwarts for, dead or alive? I'd also be interested in a date of death.
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How old is this returning character in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

In Spider-Man: No Way Home, we see the return of Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. Some time has passed since his own movies, in which he played a character jarringly younger character than his actual self....
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How old is Tom Paris?

The Memory Beta Wiki says Tom Paris was born in 2346. Knowing that Season 1 of VOY starts in 2371, that would make Tom 25 years old at the time. I'd like to know how that conclusion was drawn. My ...
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How old is L. Frank Baum's Santa Claus?

In L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, Santa Claus is a mortal human who is gifted an artifact granting immortality by a council of immortal beings on account of his unprecedented ...
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How old is Steven Universe?

Steven is portrayed as being quite young, but I can't place his exact biological age. What confuses me is that he seems much younger than Connie who is portrayed as his peer. All I could find is this:...
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How did Shaddam Corrino IV die?

There's a problem with Shaddam Corrino IV's age upon his death. He's too young, so I have to assume he died unnaturally. Fandom.com has him at only 68, which must be wrong because one of Irulan's ...
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How old is Tuvok?

In the episode "Meld", Tuvok mentions he has been studying violence for over 100 years, but in another episode Janeway gives him a birthday cake and say it will not be long before he hits the "big 3 ...
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The age difference between Bruce Wayne and Alfred?

In general, comics, series and movies. What's the age difference between Bruce Wayne and Alfred?
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How old is Kal-EL/Superman?

I was watching the Flash TV series, and I was wondering how old Superman/Kal El is supposed to be in that series.
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How old is Wanda Maximoff in the MCU?

Despite being played by a then 27 year-old actress, dialogue in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Age of Ultron implies that Wanda Maximoff is younger than she seems and Dawson Casting is in ...
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Is Gimli really 60+ years old in Lord of the Rings?

In The Desolation of Smaug, when the Dwarves get captured by the Mirkwood Elves, Gloin shows Legolas a picture of his son, Gimli. But if you look at Bilbo Baggins, he is about 30-40 years old at that ...
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How old is Kitty Pryde in Earth 616?

When Kitty Pryde was introduced in Uncanny X-Men 129, she was described as being 13 years old. In Uncanny X-Men 141, we are shown a grown up Katherine Pryde - specifically in the year 2013. We are not ...
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How old is Aunt May?

Over the various Spider-Man movies release we are treated with a new version of Aunt May From the Sam Raimi "Spider Man" series (2002-2007) we are given this lovely lady: Then we are given the ...
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How did Gerontius Took get to be so old?

Until Bilbo turned 131, Gerontius Took (AKA "The Old Took") was the longest-living hobbit ever, reaching 130 years-old. Bilbo had The Ring to help extend his life, and even then, his age took a huge ...
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Do hobbits age at the same speed as humans or slower?

I know that they live significantly longer than humans (or at least Bilbo did) and I was wondering whether they age at the same rate as human bodies, and just live longer, or if their bodies age more ...
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How can Ned and Brandon Stark both be of same age?

In A Game of Thrones it is mentioned that Brandon Stark, Ned's older brother was 20 when he died. It is also mentioned that Ned is 35 years old at the beginning of the book. Robert took the throne 15 ...
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How old is Vimes?

At the end of Unseen Academicals (or, if it's easier to place, Thud!), how old is Sam Vimes? Is it possible to even figure out what his age is?
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What justifies the age of Albus Dumbledore? [duplicate]

I was wondering about Dumbledore's age. What justifies that he's so old, as described in the books and websites. My first guess was that he owns one of the Hallows, but then, how could Abelforth be ...
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How old is River Song?

How old is River Song? How old was she when she "died", and how old was she at other points in the series?
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How old is Treebeard?

We know for certain (from Gandalf) that Treebeard the Ent is the oldest living creature on Middle Earth: "Treebeard is Fangorn, the guardian of the forest; he is the oldest of the Ents, the oldest ...
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How old were the rebels, Wedge and Biggs?

How old were the members of the rebellion, Wedge and Biggs, at the time we first meet them, helping the rebels' bombing mission which successfully hit the reactor? Any similarity to recent questions ...
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How old is Chewbacca?

How old is Chewbacca, anyway? Do Wookiees get gray fur when they are old?
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How old is Neelix?

The Talaxian named Neelix is one of the main characters in Star Trek Voyager: His duties on board the ship range from chef, to ambassador and ship's moral officer. Also, through-out the seasons we ...
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How old is Gandalf?

In the Lord of The Rings trilogy, does anyone know how old Gandalf is? I remember reading that Gandalf was much older than he looked. Do the books ever say how old he is?
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How do the ages of Flamel, Dumbledore, etc. work out? [duplicate]

In the first Harry Potter book, it is said that Flamel and Dumbledore invented the philosopher's stone together. It's also heavily implied that this stone is the only reason why Flamel lived so long. ...
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How old is Dobby?

In both Dobby’s Wikia page (I know it's not the most reliable piece of canon), and also his Wikipedia page; there is no mention of Dobby's age or birthdate. And I'm sure that no mention of his age was ...
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How old was Anathema Device during the events in Good Omens?

It was never stated explicitly in the book. Because of the natural attraction between Anathema and Newt, I would assume she is in her early or mid 20s--same as Newt. Simple enough, right? Here is ...
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How old is Wolverine in the 2013 spinoff of the same name? [duplicate]

I was wondering how old Logan or James Howlett was in The Wolverine, not at the flashback but at the prime of the movie.
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What age would an off-worlder start taking the spice Melange?

In the Dune series by Frank Herbert, at what age would people not from Arrakis (eg. Members of a Great House/aristocracy or the rich) start taking Melange? As it has geriatric properties to extend the ...
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How old was Miguel O'Hara when he became Spider-Man 2099?

Spider-Man 2099 is about Miguel O'Hara who gets his DNA spliced with that of a spider and takes on the mantle of Spider-Man. How old was Miguel when this happened? He seems to be an established ...
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How old are Richard and Kahlan?

The protagonists of the Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind are Richard and Kahlan. How old are they throughout the course of the series, especially during the events of the first book, Wizards ...
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How old is Serizawa?

In 2014's Godzilla, this scene occurs: Admiral William Stenz: [on mobilizing warheads] I know you don't agree with this. But my first priority is to safeguard our citizens. [Serizawa shows Admiral ...
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How old is Finn?

How old is Finn in Adventure Time? Because it never says, yet he always looks the same from time to time when surely they can't have trouble every day.
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How old is Optimus Prime?

How old is Optimus Prime? *If it is measurable. Not talking about the aging process (like, is he a child, an adult, or elderly); but how many years/aeons/Cybertronian-years old is he? I suppose, in ...
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How old is Chade?

Chade has always been described as old, even in the first books. I just finished the Tawny Man Series ending with Fool's Fate, and other characters are either growing old and frail I find this hard ...
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How old is R2-D2 and where did he originate?

C3PO's (improbable) creation is featured in the Star Wars films but what about R2-D2? Is there any source (probably outside the films) that explains where he (it) came from and how old he is?
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How Old is Mako?

I have heard that Bolin, from The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, is 18-years-old, or thereabouts. From Bryke we have heard that Mako is older than Bolin. How much older is Mako than Bolin?
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At What Age is the Average Child Ready for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? [closed]

My son is ten years old and I'm considering giving him THHGTTG to read. I have read the book in my late teens and was hooked but I have a difficult time putting myself in a 10 year old boys shoes ...
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What are the relative ages of the next-generation Weasleys?

The epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows introduces several members of the next generation of the Weasley extended family. Not long after, J.K. Rowling released a family tree, including ...
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Who are the oldest characters in A Song of Ice and Fire?

I know that a long life is not usual in the world in which A Song of Ice and Fire is set. That brings to me some questions: Who is the oldest character that lives during (a part of) the books? Who ...
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How old are the main Companions of New Who?

The 21st-century era of Doctor Who tends to put more emphasis on the personal lives of the Companions than Old/Classic Who did, so I'm limiting this question to New Who to make it more likely to be ...
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Is there a legal age for drinking wine in Westeros?

In Game of Thrones S07 E01 "Dragonstone", there is a scene where Arya Stark meets a group of Lannister soldiers. They talk about King's landing and after some words, one of the soldiers offer Arya ...
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Who is the oldest being in the universe?

The Face of Boe was apparently the oldest being "in the Isop Galaxy." Who or what was the oldest being in the greater universe?
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How old is Mace?

How old is Mace Tyrell? Mace Tyrell, also known as the Fat Flower of Highgarden, is a prominent minor character in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and the Game of Thrones TV series, but how old is ...
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How old was Theon Greyjoy when he was brought to Winterfell?

What was the exact age of Theon Greyjoy when he was brought to live in Winterfell with the Starks? How old was he when he was taken hostage? The age of 10 comes to my mind, but I'm not sure that this ...