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Who is the oldest character in Harry Potter?

The Grey Lady, The Bloody Baron or the Basilisk The Grey Lady and the Bloody Baron may not be alive for the duration of the books but they do certainly qualify as characters. As ghosts they were ...
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Where does the "aging backwards" trope originate?

Theopompus (c.380-315 BC) wrote a history of the reign of Philip II of Macedon, including a digression concerning the fabulous island of Meropis. We don't have the full text of this work, but the ...
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Who is the oldest character in Harry Potter?

In the books, the oldest character at the time of their death is Nicolas Flamel Mr. Flamel, who celebrated his six hundred and sixty-fifth birthday last year, enjoys a quiet life in Devon with his ...
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Is Gimli really 60+ years old in Lord of the Rings?

Significantly older The year of Gimli's birth is given in Appendix A, in the family tree for the Line of Durin, as 2879 of the Third Age (click to embiggen): Appendix B gives the date of the Council ...
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How old was Commander Will Riker around S1E1 of Star Trek TNG?

In "The Icarus Factor", it was mentioned that he was born in 2335. "Encounter at Farpoint" takes place in 2364. So he was 29/28 years old.
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Who are the oldest characters in A Song of Ice and Fire?

As the question is not limited to humans, Leaf is the oldest. According to the books she's at least two hundred years old. “Tell us what you saw.” From far away Leaf looked almost a girl, no ...
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Who are the oldest characters in A Song of Ice and Fire?

Spoilers unless you've read as far as A Dance With Dragons:
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How old is Yoda?

Straight from The Return of the Jedi YODA (tickled, chuckles) I do, yes, I do! Sick have I become. Old and weak. (Points a crooked finger) When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good ...
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How old was Anathema Device during the events in Good Omens?

The apocalypse (doesn't) take place eleven years after Anathema's eighth birthday. That makes her 19 years of age through the entire events of Good Omens. She was too young and too self-centered at ...
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How old was Commander Will Riker around S1E1 of Star Trek TNG?

28 (probably) The StarTrek.com website gives Riker's birthdate as August 19th, 2335. Full Name: William Thomas Riker Date of birth: August 19, 2335 Place of birth: Valdez, Alaska, Earth ...
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Who are the oldest characters in A Song of Ice and Fire?

In A Feast For Crows at the end of the book when Samwell reaches the Citadel Maester Aemon is described as the oldest man in Westeros at 102 years old. He was more than just the oldest living maester....
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Who are the oldest characters in A Song of Ice and Fire?

Probably Melisandre. According to David Benioff, one of the showrunners of Game of Thrones, Melisandre is "several centuries old". In HBO's feature Game of Thrones Season 6: Inside the Episode #1, he ...
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Who are the oldest characters in A Song of Ice and Fire?

The Night's King Over nine, erhm, SEVEN THOUSAND! He had been the thirteenth man to lead the Night's Watch, she said; a warrior who knew no fear. 'And that was the fault in him,' she would add, 'for ...
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How old is Finn?

17 years old, at time of posting this answer In the Season 6 finale "The Comet", Finn states that he is 16: FINN: Besides, it was like 40 years ago. I'm 16! I don't have a star to revolve around ...
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How come there are no middle-aged senior officers on the Enterprise D other than Picard?

It seems the answer may simply be that Picard hand-picked his senior officers (as mentioned here, based on quotes from TNG episodes: "The Next Phase", "Legacy", "The Pegasus") - and he picked younger ...
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How can Ned and Brandon Stark both be of same age?

They're just one year apart. You can see the calculation of Ned Stark's birth at A Wiki of Ice and Fire: Eddard Stark is thirty-five years old in 298 AC[11]. [...] In addition, Eddard Stark is known ...
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How old is Yoda?

An archived blog entry on starwars.com written by Leland Chee lists the major characters' birth years. It states that Yoda was born in 896 BBY, and that Return of the Jedi took place in 4 ABY, so Yoda ...
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How old was E.T.?

He's ten million years old. From the novelisation by William Kotzwinkle (emphasis mine): The planet was unspeakably strange. He was ten million years old and had been a great many places, but he'd ...
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Who is the oldest character in Harry Potter?

The oldest living creature we know of is Slytherin's basilisk, which was born during the early days of Hogwarts (making her ~1000 years old). A possible contender for oldest living creature is Fawkes ...
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Who are the oldest characters in A Song of Ice and Fire?

Oh my sweet summer children... The Cannibal img src Was the oldest and one of the largest of dragons at the time of the Dance of the Dragons (129 - 131 AC). [It was] A wild dragon, a scavenger ...
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How old was Commander Will Riker around S1E1 of Star Trek TNG?

A copy of the TNG Series Bible from March 23, 1987 (ie - prior to the airing of Season 1) and attributed as written by Gene Roddenberry states Riker's age is 30:
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Is there a legal age for drinking wine in Westeros?

Unlikely any official age. The common theory is that during medieval times water sources were not particularly clean and therefore beer, wine, and mead were common beverages during meal times. ...
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How old was Theon Greyjoy when he was brought to Winterfell?

Since you have asked this question for the Show, In Showverse, Theon was 8 years old when he was taken by Lord Stark to Winterfell. Theon: I'm a Greyjoy. We've been lords of the Iron Islands for ...
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How old is Chewbacca?

According to Disney canon, he was 180 when we see him in Revenge of the Sith: He was a Wookiee, after all, and he knew passion. His were a proud people, a people who had lived for hundreds of years ...
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How old is River Song?

In The Husbands of River Song (the 2015 Christmas special), River says that she has an "augmented life cycle", and that she is 200 years old. [after using her insta-makeover device] Not bad for 200,...
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The age difference between Bruce Wayne and Alfred?

In the comics, the answer is "complicated". In the early comics (the Earth-One and Earth-Two versions) Alfred was roughly the same age as Bruce Wayne: Alfred's father had been Thomas Wayne's butler. ...
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Who are the oldest characters in A Song of Ice and Fire?

Depending on how you measure age and life, the answer to both could be Daenerys' 3 dragons, which were laid as eggs 'eons ago', and were since turned to stone. From what we know of Dragon's ...
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How old is Tuvok?

According to Voy: Flashback, Tuvok was 29 when he was assigned to the USS Excelsior... TUVOK: It's a long story, Captain, but suffice it to say, this was my first Starfleet career. I was twenty ...
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How old is Wanda Maximoff in the MCU?

My old answer is below as most of it is still correct, the only problematic part is using Clint's "high school" comment to narrow down the age range further which we now see was way out. In ...
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How come there are no middle-aged senior officers on the Enterprise D other than Picard?

The Enterprise is the Federation’s flagship. That’s not where you assign your middle-aged officers who have been promoted as far as they ever will be; rather it’s where you assign the rising stars who ...
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