History BadassGrandpa / AnimeAndManga

29th Dec '17 6:31:32 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Pictured on the main page: Genryuusai Shigekuni Yamamoto. [[TheCaptain Captain]] of the First Division, creator of the modern two-thousand-year-old Shinigami Academy (yes, he really is that old), he's been Captain-Commander of the entire [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Gotei 13]] for [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority a thousand years]]. He has the most powerful [[PlayingWithFire fire-based]] [[EmpathicWeapon weapon]] which doubles as the [[ThePowerOfTheSun strongest offensive power]] of ''any weapon'' in the series to date. Despite his aged, scarred appearance, he's incredibly [[ElderlyImmortal toned and well-muscled]]. He can outpace Shunsui and Ukitake easily (both considered brilliant in their own right) and take them both on in his primary release form without breaking a sweat. He has a [[PillarsOfMoralCharacter stern sense of justice]] and will [[HandicappedBadass sacrifice his own limbs]] in battle without hesitation. Even the InvincibleVillain fears his strength. In short, he's a StoryBreakerPower. The only one that doesn't fear his strength is his thousand year ArchEnemy [[TheEmperor Yhwach]] [[spoiler: who proves his own badass credentials by stealing Yamamoto's [[SuperMode bankai]] and ''killing'' him. However, he was still only able to do so through misdirection and after stealing Yamamoto's bankai.]]
-->'''[[MalevolentMaskedMen Masked Invader]]''': "I am surprised. It was quite easy to break into this room. Despite it being the office, or better, the personal room of the Captain-Commander of the Gotei 13. Isnít security a bit too soft?"
-->'''[[BadassBoast Yamamoto]]''': "There is no need to worry. I am here. There is no better security than this."
** Arrancar version: Barragan Luisenbarn, owner of a [[AnAxeToGrind frigging huge axe]] and with the power to [[spoiler:age anything he touches or breathes on into nothingness. Barragan was "King of Hueco Mundo" before Aizen arrived.]]
19th Dec '17 2:35:15 PM Tropetastic1995
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** Let's not forget Kakuzu, the Akatsuki member, S-rank criminal shinobi that is '''91''' years old, and yet he can make his body hard as rock, can move incredibly fast, can '''rip out''' his opponents' '''''hearts,''''' and has mastery over ALL of the jutsu elements! Being incredibly handsome is a plus.

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** Let's not forget Kakuzu, the Akatsuki member, S-rank criminal shinobi that is '''91''' years old, and yet he can make his body hard as rock, can move incredibly fast, can '''rip out''' his opponents' '''''hearts,''''' and has mastery over ALL of the jutsu elements! Being incredibly handsome is a plus. He was able to ''survive'' an encounter with the First Hokage, and he would have almost definitely killed Kakashi,Ino, and Choji had Naruto and Yamato not interfered. And even then, he took on all five and still forced Naruto to nearly permantly lose use of his arm to beat. He also took a [[DeathOfAThousandCuts Rasenshuriken]] and might have lived had he not lost one of his hearts beforehand.
22nd Oct '17 7:32:48 PM Allegory
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* With half a century passing by between Battle Tendency (Part 2) and Stardust Crusaders (Part 3), Joseph Joestar from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' becomes eligible for this trope. Despite taking a back seat in the action scenes/fights department to make way for his teenage grandson taking his place as the central [=JoJo=], his advancing years (in 1988, the year in which Part 3 is set, he's 69) have no effect on his characteristic cunning. Just as he did in Part 2, the fights he ''does'' take part in - against Mariah while accompanied by Avdol and against the user of the Empress Stand on his own - are won through cunning and advanced tactics rather than outright brute force.

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* With half a century passing by between Battle Tendency (Part 2) and Stardust Crusaders (Part 3), Joseph Joestar from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' becomes eligible for this trope. Despite taking a back seat in the action scenes/fights department to make way for his teenage grandson taking his place as the central [=JoJo=], his advancing years (in 1988, the year in which Part 3 is set, he's 69) 68) have no effect on his characteristic cunning. Just as he did in Part 2, the fights he ''does'' take part in - against Mariah while accompanied by Avdol and against the user of the Empress Stand on his own - are won through cunning and advanced tactics rather than outright brute force.
26th Sep '17 9:55:30 PM SirPellucidar
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** There's also Goku's adoptive grandpa Gohan, who was another one of Roshi's best students, and Goku's first martial arts teacher.
20th Aug '17 9:28:11 AM Grudgeal
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** More a case of a Badass Great Uncle than Grandpa but still...Thorkell the Tall. Pure badass, despite the goofy grin he's always sporting.

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** More a case of a Badass Great Uncle than Grandpa but still...Thorkell the Tall. Pure Fifty years old and pure badass, despite the goofy grin he's always sporting.
12th Jun '17 8:35:37 AM Prometheus117
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** For a villain example, we present you Hades of Grimoire Heart, the former master of Fairy Tail. He seems to be at least a few decades older than Makarov (and Makarov is 88!), but still kicks Makarov's ass without any seemingly problem.

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** For a villain example, we present you Hades of Grimoire Heart, the former second master of Fairy Tail.Tail and Makarov's predecessor. He seems to be at least a few decades older than Makarov (and Makarov is 88!), but still kicks Makarov's ass without any seemingly problem. ''Fairy Tail Zero'' reveals he helped found the guild in his twenties or thirties...nearly a ''century'' ago.
** Warrod Sequen is nearly as old as Hades and a fellow founder of Fairy Tail, and he's one of the few wizards explicitly stated to be stronger than Makarov.
** August of the Spriggan 12 is a bit younger than Makarov, but even stronger than the previous examples as he's the strongest member of [[TheEmpire Alvarez's]] [[PraetorianGuard Spriggan 12]].
3rd Apr '17 5:05:03 PM sgamer82
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* Zoroku Kashima of ''Manga/AliceAndZoroku'' is a florist by trade who lives with his granddaughter. Yet when he gets caught up in a chase between three little girl {{Reality Warper}}s, one of which takes telekinetic control of his car while the other two attack, he doesn't flinch. When the chase dies down and the three girls are in a standoff, he comes up to them, bops each one on the head, scolds them like naughty children about how all their collateral damage could have killed someone, and even makes them turn themselves in to the police to explain what happened. While none of them stay in custody for long, all three of them are cowed into going obediently.



* Fu in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is a badass grandpa ninja. [[spoiler:Or at least he was until he got killed by the series other badass grandpa...]]

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Fu in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is a badass grandpa ninja. [[spoiler:Or at least he was until he got killed by the series other series' ''other'' badass grandpa...]]



* Franchise/GhostInTheShell: What's Aramaki's response to being captured and put at gunpoint? Call his captors dumbasses and order them around. And they ''listen''. As does Section 9; an elite team of combat cyborgs, without serious question and with utmost respect, obeying a smallish older man.

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* Franchise/GhostInTheShell: ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'': What's Aramaki's response to being captured and put at gunpoint? Call his captors dumbasses and order them around. And they ''listen''. As does Section 9; an elite team of combat cyborgs, without serious question and with utmost respect, obeying a smallish older man.
3rd Mar '17 7:18:43 PM harostar
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** Donato Porpora, an infamous Ghoul that once posed as a Catholic Priest in order to indulge his favorite meal......[[ChildEater human children]]. He raised Koutarou Amon as his own child, and enjoys getting under his hopelessly virginal son's skin by inquiring about his love life. Even after nearly two decades of imprisonment, he's still greatly feared and for '''good reason'''. As [[spoiler: the leader of the Clowns]], he is a terrifying opponent equally skilled at rending minds ''or'' flesh.
2nd Mar '17 9:50:01 AM Origin
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** And, if interviews with Hirohiko Araki are to be believed, there's a decent chance that Joseph lives to the beginning of ''Stone Ocean''. With Part 6 starting (in-universe) in late-October 2011, this would be approximately five weeks after Joseph's ''91st birthday'', making him by far the longest-living member of the Joestar family.

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** And, if interviews with Hirohiko Araki are to be believed, there's a decent chance that Joseph lives to the beginning of ''Stone Ocean''. With Part 6 starting (in-universe) in late-October 2011, this would be approximately five weeks after Joseph's ''91st birthday'', making him by far the longest-living member of the Joestar family. To put it into perspective, he has a full ''fifty years'' over the next person down on the list: [[spoiler:his grandson Jotaro, who is killed by Enrico Pucci near the end of Stone Ocean at the age of 41.]]
2nd Mar '17 9:43:32 AM Origin
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* Joseph Joestar in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 3. He may not get as many action scenes as he did in his youth so as to make place for the new protagonist, but he still displays his characteristic cunning (perhaps more than any other JoJo, he won his fights by outsmarting his opponents) by completely turning the tables on both the Empress and Mariah/Bast. Not in Part 4, though, where he is, indeed, too old and frail to still qualify as a Badass (though he doesn't lack courage at all, as proven in the Achtung Baby episode).

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* With half a century passing by between Battle Tendency (Part 2) and Stardust Crusaders (Part 3), Joseph Joestar in from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 3. He may not get as many becomes eligible for this trope. Despite taking a back seat in the action scenes as he did in his youth so as scenes/fights department to make way for his teenage grandson taking his place for as the new protagonist, but he still displays central [=JoJo=], his advancing years (in 1988, the year in which Part 3 is set, he's 69) have no effect on his characteristic cunning (perhaps more than any other JoJo, cunning. Just as he won his did in Part 2, the fights he ''does'' take part in - against Mariah while accompanied by outsmarting his opponents) by completely turning Avdol and against the tables on both user of the Empress Stand on his own - are won through cunning and Mariah/Bast. Not in Part 4, though, where he is, indeed, advanced tactics rather than outright brute force.
** However, by the time Diamond Is Unbreakable (Part 4) rolls around, Joseph finally becomes ''in''eligible for any sort of ''Badass'' title. With another eleven years going by (though still showing up before his eightieth birthday), Joseph's abstinence from active Hamon use - whether due to retirement or flat-out inability to perform the breathing exercises required - makes him far
too old and frail to be anything beyond a supporting character. Despite this ''and'' the possible onset of mild dementia, he's still qualify as a Badass (though he doesn't lack courage at all, as proven sharp enough and in touch with his courageous side to both troll Okuyasu ''and'' save his soon-to-be-adopted-daughter from drowning by ''slashing his own wrist'' so his blood would mark the Achtung Baby episode).radius of the baby's invisibility bubble.
** And, if interviews with Hirohiko Araki are to be believed, there's a decent chance that Joseph lives to the beginning of ''Stone Ocean''. With Part 6 starting (in-universe) in late-October 2011, this would be approximately five weeks after Joseph's ''91st birthday'', making him by far the longest-living member of the Joestar family.
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