History BadassGrandpa / LiveActionFilms

3rd Aug '16 2:06:25 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Gul'dan in ''Film/WarCraft'' looks like a hunched over SquishyWizard at first. When Durotan challenges him to a ''mak'gora'', Gul'dan shrugs off his robe and stands up straight, revealing his true imposing physique. He is able to trade blows evenly with the younger Durotan and even gets the upper hand a few times.

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* Gul'dan in ''Film/WarCraft'' looks like a hunched over SquishyWizard at first. When Durotan challenges him to a ''mak'gora'', Gul'dan shrugs off his robe and stands up straight, revealing his true imposing physique. He is able to trade blows evenly with the younger Durotan and even gets the upper hand a few times.times.
* The old man in the upcoming horror film ''Don't Breathe'' is in his 60s but despite his age and his blindness, he can find and kill the would-be burglar protagonists by their breathing.
3rd Aug '16 1:40:35 PM mlsmithca
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* In ''Film/BreakingTheWaves'', an old Norwegian man at a wedding [[AGlassInTheHand breaks a glass]] with his bare hand to show up a punk kid sitting at his table. He doesn't even have any dialogue.

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* In ''Film/BreakingTheWaves'', an old Norwegian Scottish man at a wedding [[AGlassInTheHand breaks a glass]] with his bare hand to show up a punk kid sitting at his table. He doesn't even have any dialogue.
20th Jul '16 3:37:01 AM M84
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* ''Film/TheAlzheimersCase'': Ledda is a hitman who is still performing kills in his old age. The fact that he's developed Alzheimer's disease and is suffering occasional memory loss means that he wants to do OneLastJob before retiring.

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* ''Film/TheAlzheimersCase'': Ledda is a hitman who is still performing kills in his old age. The fact that he's developed Alzheimer's disease and is suffering occasional memory loss means that he wants to do OneLastJob before retiring.retiring.
* Gul'dan in ''Film/WarCraft'' looks like a hunched over SquishyWizard at first. When Durotan challenges him to a ''mak'gora'', Gul'dan shrugs off his robe and stands up straight, revealing his true imposing physique. He is able to trade blows evenly with the younger Durotan and even gets the upper hand a few times.
20th Apr '16 1:43:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* While [[BigBad Immortan Joe]] from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is an absolutely disgusting human being, being an EvilOverlord and misogynist who keeps women like cattle, he leads from the front and is one of the [[BadassDriver best drivers]] in the entire film, despite clearly being in old age and dying with multiple tumors and lesions everywhere on his body.

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* While [[BigBad Immortan Joe]] from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is an absolutely disgusting human being, being an EvilOverlord and misogynist who keeps women like cattle, he leads from the front and is one of the [[BadassDriver best drivers]] in the entire film, despite clearly being in old age and dying with multiple tumors and lesions everywhere on his body.body.
* ''Film/TheAlzheimersCase'': Ledda is a hitman who is still performing kills in his old age. The fact that he's developed Alzheimer's disease and is suffering occasional memory loss means that he wants to do OneLastJob before retiring.
20th Apr '16 12:25:47 AM erforce
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* By ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', Dr. Jones has become this trope. In ''Film/TheLastCrusade'', his father is something of an inversion, being a [[NonActionGuy bookish old man]] who [[GuileHero nevertheless outfights the bad guys with ingenuity rather than brawn]].
* Mr. Miyagi from ''TheKarateKid''.

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* By ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', Dr. Jones has become this trope. In ''Film/TheLastCrusade'', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', his father is something of an inversion, being a [[NonActionGuy bookish old man]] who [[GuileHero nevertheless outfights the bad guys with ingenuity rather than brawn]].
* %%* Mr. Miyagi from ''TheKarateKid''.''Film/TheKarateKid1984'' and its sequels.



* ''StarWars'' features a few examples:

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* ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' features a few examples:
1st Mar '16 4:06:12 PM vtarira
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** By the time of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', thirty or so years after the Original Trilogy, Han Solo has gone grey but his personality--and aim--haven't changed at all. He's introduced having an argument with two other criminal crews about the profits for some [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily rathtars]] ''who are currently loose on the ship'', and that's before he sets foot in the main plot.
31st Jan '16 7:23:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* For a literal example, JohnWayne in ''Film/BigJake'' [[PapaWolf cut a swathe]] through a gang of desperadoes who kidnapped his grandson. Made even more [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] by the fact that Big Jake has never even laid eyes on his grandson.

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* For a literal example, JohnWayne in ''Film/BigJake'' [[PapaWolf cut a swathe]] through a gang of desperadoes who kidnapped his grandson. Made even more [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] heartwarming by the fact that Big Jake has never even laid eyes on his grandson.



* In the Mormon film ''Passage to Zarahemla'', the previously mild-mannered, violin making grandpa scales a wall, breaks into a house, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome careens down a staircase with a machine gun in each hand]]. The guns belong to the two thugs he and a guy recovering from being ''shot'' just knocked out. Later he stares down a handful of ancient warriors, armed to the teeth and covered with blood. Very calmly, he puts down one gun, scoops up his granddaughter, and [[UnflinchingWalk walks away]].

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* In the Mormon film ''Passage to Zarahemla'', the previously mild-mannered, violin making grandpa scales a wall, breaks into a house, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome careens down a staircase with a machine gun in each hand]].hand. The guns belong to the two thugs he and a guy recovering from being ''shot'' just knocked out. Later he stares down a handful of ancient warriors, armed to the teeth and covered with blood. Very calmly, he puts down one gun, scoops up his granddaughter, and [[UnflinchingWalk walks away]].
31st Jan '16 7:22:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** And Rocky himself in the ''Film/RockyV'' and ''RockyBalboa''.

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** And Rocky himself in the ''Film/RockyV'' and ''RockyBalboa''.''Film/RockyBalboa''.
4th Jan '16 5:50:45 PM TVRulezAgain
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** Yoda is around 800 and nearing the end of his species's natural life span, but can still go toe-to-toe with the likes of Count Dooku and [[BigBad Emperor Palpatine]]. Even thirty years later, Yoda retains enough power to easily lift an almost-completely submerged X-Wing from a swamp. In the ''[[StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' cartoon, he performs a variety of insane feats of the force while taking down a bunch of GiantRobot mooks.

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** Yoda is around 800 and nearing the end of his species's natural life span, but can still go toe-to-toe with the likes of Count Dooku and [[BigBad Emperor Palpatine]]. Even thirty years later, Yoda retains enough power to easily lift an almost-completely submerged X-Wing from a swamp. In the ''[[StarWarsCloneWars ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' cartoon, he performs a variety of insane feats of the force while taking down a bunch of GiantRobot mooks.
11th Dec '15 9:39:28 AM babyhenchy1
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* While Immortan Joe from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is an absolutely disgusting human being, being an EvilOverlord and misogynist who keeps women like cattle, he leads from the front and is one of the [[BadassDriver best drivers]] in the entire film, despite clearly being in old age and dying with multiple tumors and lesions everywhere on his body.

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* While [[BigBad Immortan Joe Joe]] from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is an absolutely disgusting human being, being an EvilOverlord and misogynist who keeps women like cattle, he leads from the front and is one of the [[BadassDriver best drivers]] in the entire film, despite clearly being in old age and dying with multiple tumors and lesions everywhere on his body.
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