History BadassGrandpa / AnimeAndManga

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.
20th Dec '16 1:26:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** Edward "Whitebeard" Newgate, called "The Strongest Man in the World" [[spoiler:has the power to create earthquakes and massive tidal waves, a particularly devastating ability considering that the entire One Piece world is one big ocean and a collection of islands and archipelagos.]] He controls a massive fleet of pirate ships, and is stated to have the power to destroy the world. Unlike many of the examples on this page, whose fighting abilities seem unaffected by aging in the slightest, the story makes it clear that age has ''already'' more than caught up with Whitebeard. He pulls off some of the most destructive and BadAss stunts seen in ''[[WorldOfBadass One Piece]]'' yet, and he does it all as a [[HandicappedBadass sluggish, half-dead shadow of the man he used to be]]. And when he finally does [[spoiler:die... well, to quote the book directly. "Even in death, even with ''half his face gone,'' he would never fall. He will forever be remembered as a monster for the way he destroyed his enemies that day. In this one battle alone he suffered 267 sword wounds, was struck by 152 bullets, and 46 cannon blasts. And yet neither that mighty body nor his pirate's pride suffered even one "coward's wound!" To put it in perspective: When his brain and heart stopped, his body didn't fall over. He had continued to fight for a good ''fifteen minutes'' after HALF OF HIS DAMN HEAD had been blown off by lava. Then he suffered a total of ''419'' sword and gunshot wounds, one of which is often an OHK device in manga, and the other of which is an OHK device in the real world. Additionally, 46 cannon blasts, which in the ''One Piece'' universe are inexplicably explosive, hit his actual body.]] And this was all in one battle. And over the hundreds of battles he'd fought in over 60 years, he had never been hit in the back because he had never turned away from a fight.

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** Edward "Whitebeard" Newgate, called "The Strongest Man in the World" [[spoiler:has the power to create earthquakes and massive tidal waves, a particularly devastating ability considering that the entire One Piece world is one big ocean and a collection of islands and archipelagos.]] He controls a massive fleet of pirate ships, and is stated to have the power to destroy the world. Unlike many of the examples on this page, whose fighting abilities seem unaffected by aging in the slightest, the story makes it clear that age has ''already'' more than caught up with Whitebeard. He pulls off some of the most destructive and BadAss badass stunts seen in ''[[WorldOfBadass One Piece]]'' yet, and he does it all as a [[HandicappedBadass sluggish, half-dead shadow of the man he used to be]]. And when he finally does [[spoiler:die... well, to quote the book directly. "Even in death, even with ''half his face gone,'' he would never fall. He will forever be remembered as a monster for the way he destroyed his enemies that day. In this one battle alone he suffered 267 sword wounds, was struck by 152 bullets, and 46 cannon blasts. And yet neither that mighty body nor his pirate's pride suffered even one "coward's wound!" To put it in perspective: When his brain and heart stopped, his body didn't fall over. He had continued to fight for a good ''fifteen minutes'' after HALF OF HIS DAMN HEAD had been blown off by lava. Then he suffered a total of ''419'' sword and gunshot wounds, one of which is often an OHK device in manga, and the other of which is an OHK device in the real world. Additionally, 46 cannon blasts, which in the ''One Piece'' universe are inexplicably explosive, hit his actual body.]] And this was all in one battle. And over the hundreds of battles he'd fought in over 60 years, he had never been hit in the back because he had never turned away from a fight.



** 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 BadAss, badass, despite the goofy grin he's always sporting.
18th Dec '16 1:35:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* Touhou Fuhai in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is a great great grandfather, and he's still more than a match for [[TheDragon Akuha]]. Subverted in that he's at his most {{badass}} when he [[OlderThanTheyLook doesn't look like]] [[{{Bishonen}} a grandpa]].

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* Touhou Fuhai in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is a great great grandfather, and he's still more than a match for [[TheDragon Akuha]]. Subverted in that he's at his most {{badass}} badass when he [[OlderThanTheyLook doesn't look like]] [[{{Bishonen}} a grandpa]].
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