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Dink's age

May 18th 2009, 09:45 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
I've always wondered. Does anyone know what is/is supposed to be Dink's age in the original game.

Just asking...
May 18th 2009, 09:46 AM
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Patrunjelu
Peasant Male Romania xbox steam
Rawr! 
The age at which little boys become MEN!!

Ok. Ignore what I said.
May 18th 2009, 10:56 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Seriously, good answer. =P

He's supposed to be a young man... His exact age isn't really important, it could be anything from 15 to 25.

Also, it's implied in Mystery Island that several years have passed since the original game (mainly in his dialoque with Peter), even if it doesn't show in any way. His age is just not something Seth & pals felt like putting emphasis on, so, decide for yourself.
May 18th 2009, 11:12 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
I've always thought of him as being 18. Maybe because FIAT puts him at 27. And FIAT is 9 years after the original.

Plus, 18 makes him young enough to have a lot of adventures in his life after the original game... But as scratcher says, determine it for yourself.
May 18th 2009, 05:14 PM
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krisknox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
huh, i always considered im to be 14, y'know? that's usually Puberty time, and when characters in books go on adventures.
May 18th 2009, 07:35 PM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
I seriously doubt that Dink was one of those adventurers. His "friend" Milder seems be around the same age as Dink and he became a knight in the kings army when Dink still were a pig farmer...

Besides, he was forced into his journey after that evil Ethel burned his house. I'd guess Dink was around 18-20 years old when the game starts.
May 19th 2009, 03:32 AM
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I always saw him as being around 16-18 years old, too. I think the 22-25 range would be a little too old for plot coherence, considering how patronizing the village guard is when he doesn't want to let you out.

Besides, he was forced into his journey after that evil Ethel burned his house.

...Am I missing something?
May 19th 2009, 04:10 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
Yep, you're missing the discussion here.
May 19th 2009, 04:57 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Yep, I agree it gets less and less plausible the more you go over 20. 14 is stretching the lower limit, though I could still grudgingly buy that. Is Dink 12 though? No ducking way. (As far as fantasy books go, 15-14 is usually the age where it starts getting difficult for me to take the hero seriously)

Something to consider is that the original game probably takes a while to complete. While Dink does various things, Milder wins a jousting tournament, marries Lyna, goes missing... For all we know, Dink's road from farmer to hero itself could be taking YEARS.
May 19th 2009, 05:04 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Well, I always thought that Dink is probably 14-19 or 15-19. Not a fair change that he's 20 or over.
May 19th 2009, 05:27 AM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
The joyous thing about a good RPG is that you make the story your' own, to a degree. To me, Dink's age was relative to mine, though I usually think 17.
May 19th 2009, 05:34 AM
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zeddexx
Peasant Male New Zealand
I'm pretty sure I'm worth atleast SIX goats... 
i agree. i think he was 17.
May 19th 2009, 05:43 AM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
17 is my guess too. Boys matured a lot faster in medieval times than they do now, too.

I'm not saying Dink is mature. Or am I? I don't know what I'm saying!
May 19th 2009, 06:31 AM
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ExDeathevn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Let's just say he started the game at, say, 15, and as the game progresses it neglects to mention the 5 years of time passing or something. Say, 1 year passes from when Dink starts the game to arriving at the first town, then another year when he gets to the 2nd town. They just dont celebrate birthdays in game lol.

Or is my reasoning just another addition to this fubar stuff?
May 19th 2009, 06:48 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Actually, I think he was meant to go through the whole game in just one day.
May 19th 2009, 10:04 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
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The difference is that's baseless, while assuming Milder didn't do everything he did in a day makes sense.

Having Dink eat and sleep in the game to show that time passes would be boring and pointless, so it doesn't happen. If you don't like the idea of time moving without fade downs and lullabies, the game doesn't make sense. The king returns from abroad five minutes after he left, the rocks blocking Kernsin, bridge to Windemere, get fixed in the blink of an eye. Etc.

I swear, I've seen him set up camps between screen changes.
May 19th 2009, 12:24 PM
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GODLEY
Peasant
 
22
May 25th 2009, 12:27 PM
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ArcticXTaco
Peasant Male United States
Time for some Rome Total War and Piss Warm 7up 
16-18
September 30th, 06:31 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
22
October 1st, 12:39 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Clearly there is a valid answer here.

Dink is ageless and eternal.