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Old 08-11-2010, 10:51 PM
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Default What is Jake's age? (and all of the avatar/science team members' ages?)

Even though the script claims that Jake is 22, it seems unlikely, given that his twin brother is a Ph.D who got an additional 3 years of avatar training. The movie never stated Jake's true age, so could it be possible that Jake is actually closer to his 30's?

EDIT: Remember, his time traveling to Pandora on the ISV doesn't count, as cryogenic sleep essentially stops aging. He would be practically the same age when he arrived at Pandora as when he left Earth.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:57 PM
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I think I remember having this conversation somewhere but cannot remember the agreement we were all coming to...I think it is more believable that like you said he is late 20's to early 30's. Also I think what else was brought up was the effects of traveling so far at a high rate of speed. So for the time that was traveled being in cyro would he have stayed the same age as he was when they left for Pandora?

Doesnt it say somewhere that Neytiri is supposed to be 18 also?
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:07 PM
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Thought the orig script had Jake at 22 and Ney at 18.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:12 PM
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Thought the orig script had Jake at 22 and Ney at 18.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:22 PM
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I always figured Neytiri was around 26 and Jake around 35. I know the script says Neytiri is 18, but she doesn't look 18. She looks much older. Same with Jake.
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Neytiri is perfect breeding age.
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Thinking about it, it seems like many people on the avatar/science team seem kinda young to have a PhD. For example, how old is Norm?

Does anyone know the average age of someone when he/she earned his/her doctorate? One possibility is that not everyone on the avatar/science team has a doctorate or PhD.
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Thinking about it, it seems like many people on the avatar/science team seem kinda young to have a PhD. For example, how old is Norm?

Does anyone know the average age of someone when he/she earned his/her doctorate? One possibility is that not everyone on the avatar/science team has a doctorate or PhD.
well you figure only the brightest would be sent to Pandora?
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And his Avatar 17
did they state that in the script? just wondering, remember the quote "damn he got big" One could say the actual avatar is only 6 to 8 years old since it was grown o.O
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And his Avatar 17
His avatar does not look 17...
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Okay, so... here's the current human age average: (American)
You graduate from high school at 18, spend four years in college, and for a PhD it's another three to four years.
So realistically, Jake and Tom would be 24-26. Unless Tom's a flipping genius and then you knock off a year or two.
Let's say they're 17 out of high school, four years of college , then 3 years Avatar training for Tom and work on his PhD. (What was his thesis on I wonder?)
Jake went into the Marines but if he went into the service right out of high school that means he's served for 6 years and he's still only a Corporal? Okay, so.... he didn't go in right out of high school (smart move), let's say he did two years of college and decided he wasn't cut out for the smart type stuff. I don't know the military that well, but I do know that you're in for 4 years minimum, and if he got cut out early due to being paralyzed, then he wasn't in for that long. Entirely possible that he did go through college but never got a degree like Tom.
Given how technology has advanced, and Tom is smarter than average, seven years of higher education puts him (and Jake) at 24.


As for what age they look like, the actors are older (possibly) and it's easier to make someone look older than younger.
Neytiri being 17 or 18 equivalent would make sense now. Her reaction to training Jake makes more sense as a teenager than an 'adult' of the clan.
She has more maturity (as is typical of our species) than Jake due to her role and training. 'Learn fast or die',
(I'm waiting for the novel and THAT will be the bible to go by.)

So... what started as a 'Quick Reply' turned into a dissertation.
Sorry.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:08 AM
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One problem with your theory, though. It takes about 3-4 years minimum to aquire a PhD, like you said. But Grace said, "You know, the one who trained three years for this mission." That would mean at least 6 years after finishing college, which would total at 10 years. That would mean both Jake was at least 27 by the time he arrived on Pandora, not counting the 6 years of suspended animation in cryo (which would technically make him about 33).

And I still think Neytiri is older than 18. Old script means nothing. We're talking about what the animators did, and Neytiri does not look 18 years old.
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