History BadassGrandpa / VideoGames

2nd Jul '17 5:54:31 PM Yuihime
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** Many elderly wizards qualify, such as the aforementioned [[spoiler: Traiborn]]. Messing with them can get you the business end of a fireball, tornado, tidal wave, or earthquake... or worse, a monstrous summoned [[spoiler: Thingummywut]].
** Let's not forget Saradomin himself, who appears as an elderly human with blue skin and a long white beard. Other gods appear younger, apparently at the age where they ascended due to contact with the Elder Artifacts; this would imply that Saradomin gained the Elder Crown at an advanced age.
** Shanao from Ports, the wearer of the Tengu mask, is a martial arts grandmaster [[DeconstructedTrope whose health is failing from old age]]. He can still kick all kinds of ass, but he frequently needs to stop and rest.
** The player can invoke this trope by having an elderly appearance.
23rd Apr '17 8:42:33 PM nombretomado
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* Rowen J. Ilbert from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia''. He's the oldest playable character in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries,'' and a MagicKnight/BattleButler who's also a war veteran. He doesn't take his master's kidnapping sitting down, to say in the least.

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* Rowen J. Ilbert from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia''. He's the oldest playable character in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries,'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries,'' and a MagicKnight/BattleButler who's also a war veteran. He doesn't take his master's kidnapping sitting down, to say in the least.
16th Apr '17 7:11:21 PM nombretomado
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* The entire 501st legion, of StarWarsBattlefront. They were active from Geonosis until Hoth at least, and never accepted new recruits (they have always been composed of original Kaminoan clones), which counting growth acceleration and elapsed time makes them ''at minimum'' 45 years old and more probably around 70 years old biologically at the time of the original trilogy.

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* The entire 501st legion, of StarWarsBattlefront.''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront''. They were active from Geonosis until Hoth at least, and never accepted new recruits (they have always been composed of original Kaminoan clones), which counting growth acceleration and elapsed time makes them ''at minimum'' 45 years old and more probably around 70 years old biologically at the time of the original trilogy.
11th Apr '17 8:51:51 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the Greybeards, monks who live up in the Throat of the World (the highest mountain of Tamriel) who have mastered the [[LanguageOfMagic Thu'um]]. To put things in perspective, most of them don't talk because if they did they'd take out half of the mountain they live in with their voices. That's how powerful their Thu'um is.
** A possible encounter out on the roads is against an Old Orc who seeks an honourable death in battle rather than wasting away in a bed, and he can't just commit suicide as it would displease his god, Malacath. He'll be surrounded by the corpses of multiple sabre-toothed cats when you find him. Becomes a DyingMomentOfAwesome if you've been identified as the Dragonborn and have completed Malacath's daedric quest, as it means this Old Orc gets to die in fair battle against ''a legendary dragonslayer who is also the chosen champion of his god''.

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* ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''
has Divayth Fyr, a reclusive ancient wizard who runs the "Corprusarium", a safe haven for those afflicted with the [[BodyHorror Corprus Disease]]. According to one of his [[OppositeSexClone daughter/wives]], he's one of the [[OlderThanTheyLook oldest non-divine beings]] in Tamriel (about [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 4000 years old]]) and still a powerful wizard. (According to the construction set files, he's level 65 - the highest of any NPC in the vanilla game.) He [[spoiler:successfully cures [[PlayerCharacter the Nerevarine]] of the negative effects of Corprus, leaving the [[BeneficialDisease positive effects]] of being TheAgeless and IdealIllnessImmunity in-tact]]. Additionally, according to the in-game book ''The Doors of Oblivion'', he is one of the few mortals who can [[DimensionalTraveler freely travel between the realms]] of [[OurGodsAreDifferent the Daedra]].
** ''[[Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
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Greybeards, monks who live up in the Throat of the World (the highest mountain of Tamriel) who have mastered the [[LanguageOfMagic Thu'um]]. To put things in perspective, most of them don't talk because if they did they'd take out half of the mountain they live in with their voices. That's how powerful their Thu'um is.
** *** A possible random encounter out on the roads is against an Old Orc who seeks an honourable death in battle rather than wasting away in a bed, and he can't just commit suicide as it would displease his god, Malacath. He'll be surrounded by the corpses of multiple sabre-toothed cats when you find him. Becomes a DyingMomentOfAwesome if you've been identified as the Dragonborn and have completed Malacath's daedric quest, as it means this Old Orc gets to die in fair battle against ''a legendary dragonslayer who is also the chosen champion of his god''.
5th Apr '17 1:46:50 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has two Goron characters, Daruk and Bludo. Daruk is the Goron Champion chosen to pilot the Divine Beast Vah Rudania, at which time he is already pretty old as evidenced by his white hair and beard. He wields a hammer/greatsword hybrid that is as long as he is tall, he can punch back falling boulders with help from his magic barrier, and he acts as the de facto leader of the Champions in cutscenes. Bludo, while considerably less robust (his frequent back troubles keep him from being as proactive as he would like), he can still hold his own: he is the one who mans Goron City's cannons when the corrupted Vah Rudania rains down its attack, and he is the only friendly NPC who will strike you back if you swing your weapon at him.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has two Goron characters, Daruk and Bludo. Daruk is the Goron Champion chosen to pilot the Divine Beast Vah Rudania, at which time he is already pretty old as evidenced by his white hair and beard. beard. He wields a hammer/greatsword hybrid that is as long as he is tall, he can punch back falling boulders with help from his magic barrier, and he acts as the de facto leader of the Champions in cutscenes. cutscenes. Bludo, while considerably less robust (his frequent back troubles keep him from being as proactive as he would like), he can still hold his own: he is the one who mans Goron City's cannons when the corrupted Vah Rudania rains down its attack, and he is the only friendly NPC who will strike you back if you swing your weapon at him.
5th Apr '17 1:46:21 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has two Goron characters, Daruk and Bludo. Daruk is the Goron Champion chosen to pilot the Divine Beast Vah Rudania, at which time he is already pretty old as evidenced by his white hair and beard. He wields a hammer/greatsword hybrid that is as long as he is tall, he can punch back falling boulders with help from his magic barrier, and he acts as the de facto leader of the Champions in cutscenes. Bludo, while considerably less robust (his frequent back troubles keep him from being as proactive as he would like), he can still hold his own: he is the one who mans Goron City's cannons when the corrupted Vah Rudania rains down its attack, and he is the only friendly NPC who will strike you back if you swing your weapon at him.
17th Mar '17 11:55:17 AM Shishkahuben
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* ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'': Both Reinhardt and Torbjörn are pretty old, at 61 and 57 respectively but they're still kicking ass and taking names. Soldier: 76 and Reaper's ages aren't confired, but they're estimated to be 55 and 56 respectively. Ana counts too as a badass ''[[NeverMessWithGranny grandma]]'', as she's 60 years old, the second oldest character in the game (only Reinhardt is older than her).

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* ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'': Both Reinhardt and Torbjörn are pretty old, at 61 and 57 respectively but they're still kicking ass and taking names. Soldier: 76 and Reaper's ages aren't confired, confirmed, but they're estimated to be 55 and 56 respectively.respectively - and Soldier: 76 definitely feels his age. Ana counts too as a badass ''[[NeverMessWithGranny grandma]]'', as she's 60 years old, the second oldest character in the game (only Reinhardt is older than her).
12th Mar '17 2:51:03 PM Xtifr
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-->'''Wise Old Man''': Vini; volui; mihi est ([[{{Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar}} I came]]; [[BadassBoast I wanted; it's mine]]).

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-->'''Wise Old Man''': Vini; volui; mihi est ([[{{Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar}} ([[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar I came]]; [[BadassBoast I wanted; it's mine]]).
12th Mar '17 6:11:14 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'': Both Reinhardt and Torbjörn are pretty old, at 61 and 57 respectively but they're still kicking ass and taking names. Soldier: 76 and Reaper's ages aren't confired, but they're estimated to be 55 and 56 respectively. Ana counts too as a badass ''grandma'' when it is announced that she will be playable, as she's 60 years old, the second oldest character in the game (only Reinhardt is older than her).

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* ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'': Both Reinhardt and Torbjörn are pretty old, at 61 and 57 respectively but they're still kicking ass and taking names. Soldier: 76 and Reaper's ages aren't confired, but they're estimated to be 55 and 56 respectively. Ana counts too as a badass ''grandma'' when it is announced that she will be playable, ''[[NeverMessWithGranny grandma]]'', as she's 60 years old, the second oldest character in the game (only Reinhardt is older than her).
7th Mar '17 11:04:06 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio Auditore]]. It's most prounounced in [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]], where he holds off armies and leaps around like he's still 17. He's 55. In the 16th Century!

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* [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio Auditore]].''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''.
**Generally speaking, any Assassin who has lived long enough for their hair to turn grey counts as one of these. It's a dangerous line of work, after all.
**Ezio Auditore.
It's most prounounced in [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]], where he holds off armies and leaps around like he's still 17. He's 55. In the 16th Century!
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