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    Default How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    Jason Momoa himself was 25 or 26 yo when he first appeared on Atlantis. Ronon was a runner for 7 years and was in the military before that, so he was a teenager when he was captured, is that correct? Or was his character older than he was?

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    Huh. I didn't realize Momoa was that young when he started on Atlantis.

    Like you, my operating assumption for character ages is usually their actor's age at time of filming/airing, but in this case (as you point out) that doesn't make much sense.

    I don't think we were ever told on-screen what Ronon's age was, but you're absolutely right in that it appears he must've been older than his actor.


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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    I sometimes had the impression that he does not age as much as the other humans maybe that is a special treat of his people? Because as it is said here he would have to be older than he seems, or he was learning to fight as a very young kid....

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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Az'ryel View Post
    I sometimes had the impression that he does not age as much as the other humans maybe that is a special treat of his people? Because as it is said here he would have to be older than he seems, or he was learning to fight as a very young kid....
    Actually, those are both good theories. Maybe Sateda started to train their soldiers at a younger age.

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    Ronon's physiology is unique. Not only can the Wraith apparently not feed on him, but he also fully recovered from a stunner blast within seconds. He is a dangerous ally to have, as his abilities and personal motivations remain unknown. But he is loyal to Sheppard and his new friends, and puts the fight against the Wraith -- all Wraith, in any form they might take, anywhere and at any time -- as his highest priority.
    This here is taken from GateWorld's omnipedia entry about Ronon, maybe his physiology being unique also influences that he does not really age as fast, or at least does not seem to

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    I didn't know that, very cool!

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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    Not only can the Wraith apparently not feed on him
    Ronon's entry needs to be updated. "Broken Ties" blew that theory out of the water.

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    I thought there was an episode where that happened, only when I read this entry I assumed I remembered wrongly. But thank you Wraith Tech, now I know I didn't make that up in my mind

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    Recovering from stunner blasts sounds right and a good theory. Todd said in "Be All My Sins Remember'd," "We had to stun him several times."

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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    Yes, that I can remember, it was only a guess though that his special traits would explain his age seeming a bit strange. It annoys me a bit that it is said nowhere how old he is supposed to be, or maybe I am just too blind to find it

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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    I am asking the mods how to get the entry updated for him.

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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    I looked at the Stargate Wiki both German and English, cannot find his age though. Only that it is assumed that his resistance to Stunners comes from being hit with them so often as he was a Runner still. It is also stated that he is stronger than normal humans, but nothing about that he does not age normally or anything

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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Az'ryel View Post
    I thought there was an episode where that happened, only when I read this entry I assumed I remembered wrongly. But thank you Wraith Tech, now I know I didn't make that up in my mind
    Good to know, and we all get confused sometimes.

    I am going with he looks young for his age, or the military trained them at a younger age.

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    I just looked at the screen caps of Runner, he does not look like under 20 at all when the flashbacks are shown, so yes he must look very young for his age
    Which is the simplest but also most unsatisfying answer to your question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Az'ryel View Post
    I looked at the Stargate Wiki both German and English, cannot find his age though. Only that it is assumed that his resistance to Stunners comes from being hit with them so often as he was a Runner still. It is also stated that he is stronger than normal humans, but nothing about that he does not age normally or anything
    Don’t trust anything the Wikia says, ever. It’s a garbage fire of innuendo, supposition, guesswork, and treating non-canon as equally weighted with canon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    Don’t trust anything the Wikia says, ever. It’s a garbage fire of innuendo, supposition, guesswork, and treating non-canon as equally weighted with canon.
    I know, but the page of real Wikipedia about Ronon confirms some of that, his age though is not to be found there either

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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    I have always been of the impression that when we saw the younger version of Ronon in flashbacks, he was probably in his early 20's, and not a teen. He may have been trained as a warrior or soon-to-be-warrior earlier than that, but he was (IMO) definitely older than a teen in those flashbacks.

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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    Very interesting !!
    I never thought about the age, he seemed ageless to me But I've always wondered about his unusual strenght. The stunners obviously played a part on it yes...

    At the moment, I like to imagine the physical strenght of Ronon along the mind strenght of Sheppard.
    Ronon has a strong determination and ..."But the one thing stronger than her pride is her instinct for survival" (Todd's words about the Primary, but especially looking at Ronon while saying that). If Ronon if used more his judgment and his intelligence, he would be invicible

    "TODD: I was going to write an elaborate programme designed to slowly create a fatal error in the primary capacitor, but I doubt there'll be time for that now.

    DEX: I was just gonna blow it up.

    TODD (a little exasperated): Naturally."

    (The Last Man)
    John Sheppard : Fruit bowl, Nice touch !

    Todd : We picked them up on our travels. I thought it would make our discussions more comfortable. I hope they prove as delicious as the farmers who grew them...

    SGA, "The Queen"

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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    I guess that's it. They did not think about how old Ronon would have to be in the script, or did not think anyone would really care about that

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    Default Re: How old was Ronon supposed to be?

    We will just say that his character is older than Jason Momoa.

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