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Who is the oldest character in Harry Potter?

Most of the characters are just children, but other characters are quite old. Who is the oldest character (of any race) in the saga? He/she/it must be alive, at any moment of the saga.
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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 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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What age did Dumbledore live to?

I have tried to figure this out but I cannot come to a specific conclusion. I am just asking this to confirm my own theory. In Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore's memory proves that he was the headmaster ...
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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 old was Commander Will Riker around S1E1 of Star Trek TNG?

I checked Google and Picard's age was apparently somewhere around 59 at S1E1 and 74 at the end of the series according to a Trek Wiki. When I looked up Riker's age absolutely nothing came up!
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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 is Chewbacca?

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

I was browsing Thor's Marvel wiki article and found this passage: Sometime in the 9th Century AD, Thor travelled to Earth to promote his worship among the Vikings. We already know that he is ...
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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 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 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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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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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 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 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 Peter Pan?

From an epilogue of the play Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie, he writes that after Wendy returns to her real home, Peter comes to visit her years later. Wendy has grown up and ...
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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 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 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 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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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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In the Fourth Age, what was the oldest creature left alive in Middle Earth?

After the War of the Ring, Sauron = dead. Saruman = dead. Gandalf = has left on the ship. Elrond = left. Galadriel = left. What was the oldest creature still alive in Middle-Earth in the Fourth Age?
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How old is Yoda?

In Star Wars, does anyone know how old Yoda is? Is it mentioned in any Star Wars movies?
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How old is the Millennium Falcon?

From what I've heard Star Wars is still using tech from thousands of years prior, and while there are innovations, older craft can still compete with newer craft. So how old is the Millennium Falcon? ...
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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 Mrs. Norris?

Is it established anywhere how old Mrs. Norris is? Reading this answer about the Marauders' Map made me wonder how old Filch's cat is at the time of the books. Granted, it seems Mrs. Norris was well ...
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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 Wolverine?

How old is Wolverine? Wasn't he in the civil war or something? It seems like movies keep showing flashbacks of earlier and earlier events.
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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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How old was E.T.?

In E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial, the titular character acts pretty immaturely at times. For example, he follows a random, obviously planted candy trail, on a hostile planet, drinks alcohol without ...
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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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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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In Star Trek, are there any (named) low-ranking older officers?

Of course, I mean besides Lt. JG Picard in "Tapestry": Is it just Hollywood bias or are we to believe that officers either get promoted, get killed, or retire if their career is not advancing?
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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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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 Rey?

Question inspired by AllieB's question. How old is Rey in the Sigil comics? Is her age ever stated?
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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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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 is Dr. Zoidberg?

In The Tip of the Zoidberg we learn that the Professor and Zoidberg have known each other for around 85 years, since 2927. However in the episode That's Lobstertainment we see a film from only 5 years ...
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How old is Han?

I'm not sure if his age was ever made clear. I think there is a spin-off about him, but I'm not so sure as to how it relates to the main narrative. How old is Han Tzu, aka "Hot Soup", in Ender's Game?...
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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 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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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 the Cytherian civilisation?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Nth Degree, the Enterprise is transported to the centre of the galaxy, where they meet the atypical explorers, the Cytherians - who mean no harm and ...
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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 Ronan the accuser?

In Marvel Universe it just states that he was born into one of the leading Kree aristocratic families on Hala, but nothing on how old or when he was born? Is he in the hundreds of years or still very ...
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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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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 ...
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