History BadassGrandpa / AnimeAndManga

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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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]].
12th Dec '16 4:41:32 AM Blazer
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** Taken literally in the end of ''Dragon Ball Z'' and all of ''Anime/DragonBallGT''. With Pan, Goku is a grandpa, and he's always been badass. Granted, he's not old, it's kinda made comical when [[spoiler: he gets turned into a kid in DBGT. He's a Badass Grandpa who looks like he's 6.]]

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** Taken literally in the end of ''Dragon Ball Z'' and all of ''Anime/DragonBallGT''. With Pan, Goku is a grandpa, and he's always been badass. Granted, he's not old, it's kinda made comical when [[spoiler: he gets turned into a kid in DBGT. He's a Badass Grandpa who looks like he's 6.]]]] This is picked up again in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
27th Nov '16 8:08:58 PM PaulA
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** 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 [[TheGeneral 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.]]

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** 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 [[TheGeneral Captain-Commander]] 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.]]
7th Oct '16 3:36:24 AM harostar
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* Yoshimura from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. An elderly Ghoul, he is a kind and supportive grandfatherly figure to his workers and encourages coexistence with humanity. However, this old man brought a decade-long peace to the 20th Ward through [[DefeatMeansFriendship recruiting]] the rival Gang leaders to work for him at his cafe and is greatly feared by those with any sense. When he actually takes action, he is essentially an enormous [[InstantArmor armored]] LightningBruiser with RazorWings and FeatherFlechettes that hit with the force of a shotgun blast.

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* Yoshimura from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''.''Manga/TokyoGhoul'':
** Yoshimura, ''full stop''.
An elderly Ghoul, he is a kind and supportive grandfatherly figure to his workers and encourages coexistence with humanity. However, this old man brought a decade-long peace to the 20th Ward through [[DefeatMeansFriendship recruiting]] the rival Gang leaders to work for him at his cafe and is greatly feared by those with any sense. When he actually takes action, he is essentially an enormous [[InstantArmor armored]] LightningBruiser with RazorWings and FeatherFlechettes that hit with the force of a shotgun blast.
** Tsuneyoshi "Demon Tsune" Washuu, the chairman of the CCG and leader of TheClan. His nickname comes from his famed strength, though he's retired to giving others orders. People still fear him, and consider him a dangerous man if he were to act personally. [[spoiler: Like Yoshimura, he's an elderly ghoul]].
** Mirumo Tsukiyama, the master of the illustrious Tsukiyama Group. He seems like a foppish, sheltered businessman.....until his family is in danger. The PapaWolf ''breaks'' out of his restraints, kills all his guards, and tears at least one military vehicle in half on his way to go rescue his beloved son. And yes, [[IWantGrandkids he's eager for grandchildren]].
** In general, it's noted that ''any'' Investigator or ghoul that lives to be middle-aged (or older) is someone to fear. In a CrapsackWorld where both groups are a RedShirtArmy, living to be that old means everyone that has tried to kill them has failed.
1st Aug '16 8:38:08 AM Capndrake
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* Kazuo Tengan from ''Anime/DanganRonpa3''. Seems to be a weak old man but [[spoiler:it's all a ruse, he's actually super strong, and is hiding what appears to be a machine gun that fires crossbow bolts in his jacket]].
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