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Old Man D'Tan

How Old is D'Tan supposed to be again because he looks like he's about to tell people to get off his lawn, I know I jokingly camplained about his leadership in the past, but I never really took my comments about him seriously, however I personally think he needs a new younger looking model or a new hair cut that isn't completely grey, maybe add grey temples to his bowl cut.

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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,626 Community Moderator
    The issue is that Romulans may have a lifespan equivelent to Vulcans, so... determining age compared to humans is somewhat difficult. We did see a younger D'Tan in TNG working with Ambassador Spock.

    Also... grey hair isn't exactly reliable, as stress can accelerate it. I mean just look at pictures of President Obama from the start of his term to the end. Dear god the grey spread fast. So it is hard to actually nail down D'Tan because he's also probably been stressed by having to lead a refugee fleet and a newborn successor state.
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  • legendarylycan#5411 legendarylycan Member Posts: 36,767 Arc User
    D'Tan was a child back in the 60s when he appeared during the Unification 2-parter, and we're 50 years later in the timeline - so looking like an old man isn't exactly out of the norm.​​
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  • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 3,398 Arc User
    edited July 11
    Also it could be possible that D'tan's natural hair color is a shade that looks close to grey in STO's artstyle.

    EDIT:also hair color is highly dependent on genetics and stress levels, possible for human to start greying out before they turn 40 or even go bald before that on the flip side you got people who retain their hair color into their 60s or even 70s
  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 3,744 Arc User
    spiritborn wrote: »
    Also it could be possible that D'tan's natural hair color is a shade that looks close to grey in STO's artstyle.

    EDIT:also hair color is highly dependent on genetics and stress levels, possible for human to start greying out before they turn 40 or even go bald before that on the flip side you got people who retain their hair color into their 60s or even 70s

    D'tan was born in 2356 according to Memory Alpha based on dialog from the show, so he would only be 53 at the start of the game timeframe, ten years younger than T'pol was in ENT. His hair in Unification II was a dark brunette color which is lighter than the usual black hair to start with, so it could be that it just faded a bit as he reached adulthood.
  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 7,194 Arc User
    spiritborn wrote: »
    Also it could be possible that D'tan's natural hair color is a shade that looks close to grey in STO's artstyle.

    EDIT:also hair color is highly dependent on genetics and stress levels, possible for human to start greying out before they turn 40 or even go bald before that on the flip side you got people who retain their hair color into their 60s or even 70s

    Heck, I know a guy who went grey in his senior year of high school.
  • nixie50nixie50 Member Posts: 869 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    The issue is that Romulans may have a lifespan equivelent to Vulcans, so... determining age compared to humans is somewhat difficult. We did see a younger D'Tan in TNG working with Ambassador Spock.

    Also... grey hair isn't exactly reliable, as stress can accelerate it. I mean just look at pictures of President Obama from the start of his term to the end. Dear god the grey spread fast. So it is hard to actually nail down D'Tan because he's also probably been stressed by having to lead a refugee fleet and a newborn successor state.

    Sarek was going grey in J2B, and by ST4 was grey, and he lived to TNG time
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