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23rd Jan '17 6:15:12 PM Twentington
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* While WebAnimation/YouTubePoop is usually the domain of a younger generation (most poopers are in their teens or twenties), noisepuppet stands out as a popular and beloved pooper who is in his 50s.

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* While WebAnimation/YouTubePoop is usually the domain of a younger generation (most poopers are in their teens or twenties), noisepuppet Creator/{{noisepuppet}} stands out as a popular and beloved pooper Pooper who is in his 50s.
23rd Jan '17 3:58:42 PM twilicorn
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* A number of Franchise/TheMuppets personnel, notably Jerry Nelson and Dave Goelz. The former recorded an album at 75, and while suffering from emphysema to boot until he passed on at age 78 in August 2012. The latter is pushing 70 as of 2015 and still works as Gonzo.

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* A number of Franchise/TheMuppets personnel, notably Jerry Nelson and Dave Goelz. The former recorded an album at 75, and while suffering from emphysema to boot until he passed on at age 78 - the disease which would eventually take his life in August 2012.2012 - to boot. The latter is pushing 70 as of 2015 and still works as Gonzo.



* Creator/BillMurray because of his WanderingTheEarth stories, which can be seen here from this website [[http://www.billmurraystory.com/]].
* Fyvush Finkel. Usually considered the most popular (or at least the funniest) character [[Series/PicketFences whatever]] [[Series/BostonPublic he's involved]] [[Theatre/TheLittleShopOfHorrors in]], he's been active for ''85 Years'' (and he's only in his early 90s) and shows no signs of slowing down.
* [[http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/29/dr-heimlich-96-uses-maneuver-he-invented-to-save-choking-vict/21385634/ Dr. Henry Heimlich]], inventor of the maneuver named after him; 96 years old, and he's StillGotIt. Until 2016 that is, when he died.

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* Creator/BillMurray because of his WanderingTheEarth stories, which can be seen here from this website [[http://www.billmurraystory.com/]].
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* Fyvush Finkel. Usually considered the most popular (or at least the funniest) character [[Series/PicketFences whatever]] [[Series/BostonPublic he's involved]] [[Theatre/TheLittleShopOfHorrors in]], he's been active he was in the business for over ''85 Years'' (and he's only in his early 90s) and shows no signs of slowing down.
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* [[http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/29/dr-heimlich-96-uses-maneuver-he-invented-to-save-choking-vict/21385634/ Dr. Henry Heimlich]], inventor of the maneuver named after him; 96 years old, and he's StillGotIt. Until 2016 that is, when he died.He sadly died at the end of the year.



* Toronto city councillor (and for a while, acting mayor while the late Rob Ford was in rehab) Norm Kelly has reached memetic status in the circles of the internet. Politics aside, he's a fantastically hilarious and pop-cultured man at the age of 75, who weighed in on a feud between {{Drake}} and Meek Mill, found the infamous raccoon memorial to be hilarious, and recently tweeted that the city was "looking into how to extract the salt from [his] haters and apply it to the roads this winter." Love him or hate him for his politics, you can't deny that Kelly is hilarious.

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* Toronto city councillor (and for a while, acting mayor while the late Rob Ford was in rehab) Norm Kelly has reached memetic status in the circles of the internet. Politics aside, he's a fantastically hilarious and pop-cultured man at the age of 75, who weighed in on a feud between {{Drake}} Music/{{Drake}} and Meek Mill, found the infamous raccoon memorial to be hilarious, and recently tweeted that the city was "looking into how to extract the salt from [his] haters and apply it to the roads this winter." Love him or hate him for his politics, you can't deny that Kelly is hilarious.
15th Jan '17 10:58:41 AM DustSnitch
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*** Granted, he shot one of them to punctuate his entrance. And when Jack asks if the Pirate Lords won't keep to the code, all it takes is a loud discordant guitar twang and a DeathGlare to get an entire room full of BadAss pirates to sit down and shut up.

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*** Granted, he shot one of them to punctuate his entrance. And when Jack asks if the Pirate Lords won't keep to the code, all it takes is a loud discordant guitar twang and a DeathGlare to get an entire room full of BadAss badass pirates to sit down and shut up.



* The resident [[BadAss Bad Ass Mayor]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', Mike Haggar is the epitome of this trope. Pushing 60 and he is more than able to throw down with Pro Wrestlers, Super Villains, Evil Dictators and even [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Galactus]]!!! When was the last time your mayor fought off the eater of worlds?

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* The resident [[BadAss Bad Ass Mayor]] Mayor of ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', Mike Haggar is the epitome of this trope. Pushing 60 and he is more than able to throw down with Pro Wrestlers, Super Villains, Evil Dictators and even [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Galactus]]!!! When was the last time your mayor fought off the eater of worlds?



** [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Wrex]] and [[MadScientist Mordin]] are both cool and deadly guys old by their species' standards. Wrex is somewhere between 1000 and 1500 when natural Krogan longevity is a spot over 1000. However, as the game gladly points out to you, [[BloodKnight very few krogan die of old age]]) and Wrex is [[BadAss not one to die from anything else]]. Mordin is over 40, which is rare for his species.

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** [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Wrex]] and [[MadScientist Mordin]] are both cool and deadly guys old by their species' standards. Wrex is somewhere between 1000 and 1500 when natural Krogan longevity is a spot over 1000. However, as the game gladly points out to you, [[BloodKnight very few krogan die of old age]]) and Wrex is [[BadAss not one to die from anything else]].else. Mordin is over 40, which is rare for his species.



** Quentyn's dad is also a prime candidate, even moreso than the Eldest. Pretty much his ''every appearance'' turns into either a CrowningMomentOfFunny or CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Add to that the fact that he can still match his son the professional warrior-mage on the training field in spite of being significantly older and a professional melon farmer and he has some pretty solid BadAss credentials too.

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** Quentyn's dad is also a prime candidate, even moreso than the Eldest. Pretty much his ''every appearance'' turns into either a CrowningMomentOfFunny or CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Add to that the fact that he can still match his son the professional warrior-mage on the training field in spite of being significantly older and a professional melon farmer and he has some pretty solid BadAss badass credentials too.
7th Jan '17 5:08:47 PM cygirlkat
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* Miles Teg from ''Literature/HereticsOfDune'' . Past retirement age in a time that sees humans living greatly lengthened lives due to the Spice (which he himself eschews), he is called back to duty by the Bene Gesserit and spends the rest of the book demonstrating why the Sisterhood still thought him highly valuable.
4th Jan '17 4:51:10 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': There's quite a few. Rodrik Cassel, loyal affably retainer to the Starks. Lord Umber, boisterous ModestRoyalty and fiercely loyal to the Starks. Qyburn, something of a morally dubious MadDoctor who's nonetheless effective, respectful, and intent on wiping out diseases, even Cersei, who hate's most other characters, admits to being fond of him.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': There's quite a few.
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Rodrik Cassel, loyal affably retainer to the Starks. Starks.
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Lord Umber, boisterous ModestRoyalty and fiercely loyal to the Starks. Starks.
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Qyburn, something of a morally dubious MadDoctor who's nonetheless effective, respectful, and intent on wiping out diseases, even diseases. Even Cersei, who hate's hates most other characters, admits to being fond of him.him.
** Barristan Selmy is a chivalrous man and wise councilor in a CrapsackWorld. He's acknowledged as a {{Paragon}} by nearly every character who speaks of him.
** Maester Aemon. Quite likely the oldest man in the Seven Kingdoms, he is a kindly and learned man who advises younger men like Jon and Sam on emotional as well as practical matters.
3rd Jan '17 5:21:06 PM SoleS
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* [[http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/29/dr-heimlich-96-uses-maneuver-he-invented-to-save-choking-vict/21385634/ Dr. Henry Heimlich]], inventor of the maneuver named after him; 96 years old, and he's StillGotIt.

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* [[http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/29/dr-heimlich-96-uses-maneuver-he-invented-to-save-choking-vict/21385634/ Dr. Henry Heimlich]], inventor of the maneuver named after him; 96 years old, and he's StillGotIt. Until 2016 that is, when he died.
2nd Jan '17 1:49:28 PM SomberCaelifera
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** ''{{Jeopardy}}'': Alex Trebek, now 74 years old, fits the trope and is virtually synonymous with the show. (By comparison, original host Art Fleming was in his mid 50s when he hosted his final ''Jeopardy!'')

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** ''{{Jeopardy}}'': Alex Trebek, now 74 years old, fits the trope and is virtually synonymous with the show. (By comparison, original host Art Fleming was in his mid 50s when he hosted his final ''Jeopardy!'')''Jeopardy!'') Trebek gets bonus points for chasing down a burglar and helping catch her. [[http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/07/27/2011-07-27_jeopardy_host_alex_trebek_chases_burglar_through_san_francisco_hotel_before_gett.html]]



* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'': One current game show host who fits the mold is Creator/AlexTrebek (born in 1940). Trebek gets bonus points for chasing down a burglar and helping catch her. [[http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/07/27/2011-07-27_jeopardy_host_alex_trebek_chases_burglar_through_san_francisco_hotel_before_gett.html]]
1st Jan '17 11:13:29 AM BreakinBenny
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[[caption-width-right:348:[-He's been awesome for a long time, [[CatchPhrase True Believers]].-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:348:[-He's been awesome for a long time, [[CatchPhrase True Believers]].-] ]]
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* ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' '''loves''' its Cool Old Guys. Since it starts its characters around ten and takes them up to a prematurely-aged forty-something, yeah. [[spoiler: Later-appearing Kenji is pretty good with this, especially considering his scruffy chin,]] but last-stage Shogun wins. A lot.

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* ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' '''loves''' its Cool Old Guys. Since it starts its characters around ten and takes them up to a prematurely-aged forty-something, yeah. [[spoiler: Later-appearing [[spoiler:Later-appearing Kenji is pretty good with this, especially considering his scruffy chin,]] but last-stage Shogun wins. A lot.



** Fuhrer King Bradley [[spoiler: aka Wrath]], who despite being at least 60 and regularly complaining about feeling his age is one of the most badass characters in the Manga/FullmetalAlchemist universe.

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** Fuhrer King Bradley [[spoiler: aka [[spoiler:aka Wrath]], who despite being at least 60 and regularly complaining about feeling his age is one of the most badass characters in the Manga/FullmetalAlchemist universe.



* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' features 2 super-powered old men, [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Isaac Netero and Zeno Zoldyck.]] The former is the Chairman of the Hunter Association, where tough fights and Nen are needed JUST to qualify, and was WorldsStrongestMan [[spoiler: right until his death.]] The latter is the patriarch of one of the world's most dangerous assassins, where the kids are trained from birth itself to be able to cope with the Nen-infused world. He almost managed to [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome defeat the former]], not without great damage. And yes, both of them are friendly and amusing to their peerage.

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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' features 2 super-powered old men, [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Isaac Netero and Zeno Zoldyck.]] The former is the Chairman of the Hunter Association, where tough fights and Nen are needed JUST to qualify, and was WorldsStrongestMan [[spoiler: right [[spoiler:right until his death.]] The latter is the patriarch of one of the world's most dangerous assassins, where the kids are trained from birth itself to be able to cope with the Nen-infused world. He almost managed to [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome defeat the former]], not without great damage. And yes, both of them are friendly and amusing to their peerage.



* Joseph Joestar by [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]] of ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Not only does he [[BadassGrandpa fight vampires and telekinetic bad guys]] alongside the younger heroes, but he collects comic books and has a wickedly awesome sense of humor; the latter two are especially put into play in the finale chapter. [[spoiler: After being killed by [[BigBad Dio]] and having his blood drained, Joseph is brought back to life with a blood transfusion from Dio's remains. He pretends to be possessed by the vengeful spirit of Dio as a prank on Jotaro, and barely saves his skin from his angry grandson by stating his personal interests. Namely, that he collects comic books, that he knows Bo Derek starred in Tarzan, and that Music/WeirdAlYankovic sang "Eat It". Jotaro relents, because [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay "only he would know such stupid things"]]]].

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* Joseph Joestar by [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]] of ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Not only does he [[BadassGrandpa fight vampires and telekinetic bad guys]] alongside the younger heroes, but he collects comic books and has a wickedly awesome sense of humor; the latter two are especially put into play in the finale chapter. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After being killed by [[BigBad Dio]] and having his blood drained, Joseph is brought back to life with a blood transfusion from Dio's remains. He pretends to be possessed by the vengeful spirit of Dio as a prank on Jotaro, and barely saves his skin from his angry grandson by stating his personal interests. Namely, that he collects comic books, that he knows Bo Derek starred in Tarzan, and that Music/WeirdAlYankovic sang "Eat It". Jotaro relents, because [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay "only he would know such stupid things"]]]].



* Gil Graham of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. A kindly old English gent who also happens to be one of the most experienced and powerful mages under the [[TheFederation Space-Time Administration Bureau's]] employ. [[spoiler: Though he turned out to be a TreacherousAdvisor who [[SealedEvilInACan was very reluctantly planning to seal the Book of Darkness together with Hayate]] once the book turns OmnicidalManiac]], the cast didn't blame him too much for it considering the complicated circumstances.

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* Gil Graham of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. A kindly old English gent who also happens to be one of the most experienced and powerful mages under the [[TheFederation Space-Time Administration Bureau's]] employ. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though he turned out to be a TreacherousAdvisor who [[SealedEvilInACan was very reluctantly planning to seal the Book of Darkness together with Hayate]] once the book turns OmnicidalManiac]], the cast didn't blame him too much for it considering the complicated circumstances.



** Third Hokage is a very kind, very awesome old man who cared for the people in his village. Just watch the scene where he visits the Academy class to talk to them about the village and the people he cares about. Watch [[spoiler: Naruto and his contemporaries' memories of him at the funeral. Everyone has a memory about something awesome he did for them]].

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** Third Hokage is a very kind, very awesome old man who cared for the people in his village. Just watch the scene where he visits the Academy class to talk to them about the village and the people he cares about. Watch [[spoiler: Naruto [[spoiler:Naruto and his contemporaries' memories of him at the funeral. Everyone has a memory about something awesome he did for them]].



* In ''Manga/SnowWhiteWithTheRedHair'', we have the heroine's father, who is [[spoiler: the leader of the vigilante-ish mercenary group, the Lions of the Mountains]].

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* In ''Manga/SnowWhiteWithTheRedHair'', we have the heroine's father, who is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the leader of the vigilante-ish mercenary group, the Lions of the Mountains]].



* [[spoiler: Oboe]] from ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'' manga is revealed to be this near the end. Whenever he decides to show his (really good-looking, despite the obvious signs of age) true form, an epic battle ensues.

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* [[spoiler: Oboe]] [[spoiler:Oboe]] from ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'' manga is revealed to be this near the end. Whenever he decides to show his (really good-looking, despite the obvious signs of age) true form, an epic battle ensues.



* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', there was Dr. Albert Zweinstein. (An {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, who would likely fit this Trope too.)

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', there was Dr. Albert Zweinstein. (An {{Expy}} {{expy}} of UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, who would likely fit this Trope too.)



* Rokujuro Misawa in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' (called simply Roku in the dub), the franchise's answer to the OldMaster Trope. Jinlon appeared to fit the Trope too, but as it turned out [[spoiler: he was actually the spirit of Number 46: Dragluon in human form, still cool, but not an old guy.]]

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* Rokujuro Misawa in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' (called simply Roku in the dub), the franchise's answer to the OldMaster Trope. Jinlon appeared to fit the Trope too, but as it turned out [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he was actually the spirit of Number 46: Dragluon in human form, still cool, but not an old guy.]]



* ''FanFic/KyoshiRising'' has Master Lau Dan, Kyoshi's Earthbending instructor [[spoiler: and member of the White Lotus]].

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* ''FanFic/KyoshiRising'' has Master Lau Dan, Kyoshi's Earthbending instructor [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and member of the White Lotus]].



* [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]] from ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' is this. His first scene is him smoking a big cigar and [[LargeHam somewhat]] [[HamAndCheese hammily]] interrogating and [[MrExposition giving exposition]] to a captured Harper. He also mentions having fought on the war and having survived [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} the devastation of Chicago]]. His biggest desire is down there on Foreshadowing. [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice Jack]] [[TrojanPrisoner helps]] [[NukeEm him]] [[TakingYouWithMe fulfill]] [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu his]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu wish]]]].

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* [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]] from ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' is this. His first scene is him smoking a big cigar and [[LargeHam somewhat]] [[HamAndCheese hammily]] interrogating and [[MrExposition giving exposition]] to a captured Harper. He also mentions having fought on the war and having survived [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} the devastation of Chicago]]. His biggest desire is down there on Foreshadowing. [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Jack]] [[TrojanPrisoner helps]] [[NukeEm him]] [[TakingYouWithMe fulfill]] [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu his]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu wish]]]].



* The Wiseman/[[spoiler: Bus Driver]] from ''Film/SuckerPunch''.

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* The Wiseman/[[spoiler: Bus Wiseman/[[spoiler:Bus Driver]] from ''Film/SuckerPunch''.



* ''Literature/DragonBones'' has Haverness, who is known for his loyalty and trustworthiness. He's also a very efficient fighter, men half his age are proud if he has to really work for his victory in a training fight against them. [[spoiler: He has sworn allegiance to the high king, and takes this very seriously, but when the high king refuses to send aid to his homeland, he starts a rebellion, reasoning that it was the high king who broke his oath first.]]

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* ''Literature/DragonBones'' has Haverness, who is known for his loyalty and trustworthiness. He's also a very efficient fighter, men half his age are proud if he has to really work for his victory in a training fight against them. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He has sworn allegiance to the high king, and takes this very seriously, but when the high king refuses to send aid to his homeland, he starts a rebellion, reasoning that it was the high king who broke his oath first.]]



* Albus Dumbledore in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. And after [[spoiler: he dies]], we get his brother, Aberforth, who is very nearly as cool as he is. Too bad their relationship was, well, rather troubled.

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* Albus Dumbledore in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. And after [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he dies]], we get his brother, Aberforth, who is very nearly as cool as he is. Too bad their relationship was, well, rather troubled.



* Popsy in the eponymous story ''Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes'' by Creator/StephenKing. [[spoiler: He is the little vampire boy's grandfather and kills Sheridan for even trying to do so]].

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* Popsy in the eponymous story ''Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes'' by Creator/StephenKing. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He is the little vampire boy's grandfather and kills Sheridan for even trying to do so]].



* Roland Deschain of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series is not only is he several decades older than the rest of his ka-tet and the epitome of TheGunslinger, but he is also [[spoiler: possibly several hundred millennia old, due to his having repeated his life over countless times after reaching the Tower]]. He's totally unaware of that last fact, though.

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* Roland Deschain of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series is not only is he several decades older than the rest of his ka-tet and the epitome of TheGunslinger, but he is also [[spoiler: possibly [[spoiler:possibly several hundred millennia old, due to his having repeated his life over countless times after reaching the Tower]]. He's totally unaware of that last fact, though.



* Noirtier from ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''. When his granddaughter is facing an arranged marriage she doesn't want, he foils it by [[spoiler: confessing to the murder of the prospective groom's father]].

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* Noirtier from ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''. When his granddaughter is facing an arranged marriage she doesn't want, he foils it by [[spoiler: confessing [[spoiler:confessing to the murder of the prospective groom's father]].



** Bill Adama, Saul Tigh ([[spoiler:2000 years old, as a matter of fact]]), and Dr. [[spoiler: Sherman]] Cottle
** Evil/Frakken' ''Sinister'' Old Guys: [[spoiler: John]] Cavil [[spoiler: a {{wangst}}y teen with mommy issues in an old man's body, which happens to be modeled on "mommy's" old man, and also slept with "mommy"]]; Tom Zarek [[spoiler: who was probably pretty bad ''before'' the Caprica-shattering-kaboom and dared to pull a mutiny on Galactica]].

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** Bill Adama, Saul Tigh ([[spoiler:2000 years old, as a matter of fact]]), and Dr. [[spoiler: Sherman]] [[spoiler:Sherman]] Cottle
** Evil/Frakken' ''Sinister'' Old Guys: [[spoiler: John]] [[spoiler:John]] Cavil [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a {{wangst}}y teen with mommy issues in an old man's body, which happens to be modeled on "mommy's" old man, and also slept with "mommy"]]; Tom Zarek [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who was probably pretty bad ''before'' the Caprica-shattering-kaboom and dared to pull a mutiny on Galactica]].



* ''Series/LostGirl'': Trick [[spoiler: aka the Blood King]].

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* ''Series/LostGirl'': Trick [[spoiler: aka [[spoiler:aka the Blood King]].



* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E5SoulTrain episode 5]]. He's the last surviving rebel of the group in his town. [[spoiler: SubvertedTrope, when he reveals that his rebel wife was killed by the Monroe militia and that he's so obsessed with RevengeBeforeReason that he is willing to blow up a train with Danny Matheson in it, and stab Nora Clayton in the gut when she tried to stop him]].

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* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E5SoulTrain episode 5]]. He's the last surviving rebel of the group in his town. [[spoiler: SubvertedTrope, [[spoiler:SubvertedTrope, when he reveals that his rebel wife was killed by the Monroe militia and that he's so obsessed with RevengeBeforeReason that he is willing to blow up a train with Danny Matheson in it, and stab Nora Clayton in the gut when she tried to stop him]].



** Cyrus starts out as one, but the trope is actually deconstructed [[spoiler: as he proves himself to be Olivia's Arch-Enemy]].

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** Cyrus starts out as one, but the trope is actually deconstructed [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as he proves himself to be Olivia's Arch-Enemy]].



** Similarly, King Boranel of Breland in ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}''. [[spoiler: Also, possibly, Kaius of Karrnath, but since he's a vampire, he may not count]].

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** Similarly, King Boranel of Breland in ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}''. [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, possibly, Kaius of Karrnath, but since he's a vampire, he may not count]].



** Ezio himself can count for this by end of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''. He's 49, likely the most skilled assassin in Italy [[spoiler: and Grand Master of the Assassin Order in Rome]] in a time where the life expectancy was within the late 40s to early 50s. By the time of the sequel, ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', he definitely counts as a cool old guy.

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** Ezio himself can count for this by end of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''. He's 49, likely the most skilled assassin in Italy [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and Grand Master of the Assassin Order in Rome]] in a time where the life expectancy was within the late 40s to early 50s. By the time of the sequel, ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', he definitely counts as a cool old guy.



* The ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series has Julius Belmont, who is noticeably older than the cast of the rest of the cast of both ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Sorrow]]'' games. [[spoiler: Technically, Arikado/Alucard is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld much older]].]] He {{lampshades}} this by commenting to Soma that "Growing old is a terrible thing," when he is too winded to fight after breaking a dark barrier. This still doesn't stop him from kicking ass in the bonus Julius Mode of both games.
** Better still, in [[spoiler: his fight in ''Aria of Sorrow'']], he can use the Grand Cross and it '''''makes parts of the castle crumble''''', and claims to have been holding back despite [[spoiler: being ThatOneBoss for some people, and this is only using subweapons after halfway into the fight]]. In Dawn, he is bested by Dario, some fire punk foe, but only because he can't seal his dark power. The badass part is that Julius has dealt with sealed enemies before, except he's just beaten the shit out of them before they can regenerate. That's how awesome he is.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series has Julius Belmont, who is noticeably older than the cast of the rest of the cast of both ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Sorrow]]'' games. [[spoiler: Technically, [[spoiler:Technically, Arikado/Alucard is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld much older]].]] He {{lampshades}} this by commenting to Soma that "Growing old is a terrible thing," when he is too winded to fight after breaking a dark barrier. This still doesn't stop him from kicking ass in the bonus Julius Mode of both games.
** Better still, in [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his fight in ''Aria of Sorrow'']], he can use the Grand Cross and it '''''makes parts of the castle crumble''''', and claims to have been holding back despite [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being ThatOneBoss for some people, and this is only using subweapons after halfway into the fight]]. In Dawn, he is bested by Dario, some fire punk foe, but only because he can't seal his dark power. The badass part is that Julius has dealt with sealed enemies before, except he's just beaten the shit out of them before they can regenerate. That's how awesome he is.



** Basilio gets treated this way in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' by the army, even to the point of being nicknamed "Gramps". Yet, Basilio only looks like he's in his 30-40s at most. Gregor is a more accurate example, he's visibly middle aged, and is a worldly sellsword who spends most of his Support Conversations giving advice to other characters and joking around. He also has a Russian accent and BluntMetaphorsTrauma that will trick a player into thinking he's dumber than he actually is at first.

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** Basilio gets treated this way in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' by the army, even to the point of being nicknamed "Gramps". Yet, Basilio only looks like he's in his 30-40s at most. Gregor is a more accurate example, he's visibly middle aged, and is a worldly sellsword who spends most of his Support Conversations support conversations giving advice to other characters and joking around. He In the English dub he also has a Russian accent and BluntMetaphorsTrauma that will trick a player into thinking he's dumber than he actually is at first.



** Also, several Gym leaders from the anime are cool old guys. Blaine/Katsura, Pryce/Yanagi (once he gets [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosted]] when [[spoiler: his long-lost Piloswine returns]]), Juan/Adan and Spenser/Ukon come to mind...

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** Also, several Gym leaders from the anime are cool old guys. Blaine/Katsura, Pryce/Yanagi (once he gets [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosted]] when [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his long-lost Piloswine returns]]), Juan/Adan and Spenser/Ukon come to mind...



** While we're on the subject, it would be criminal not to mention [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime Orvus and Azimuth]]. Both majorly cool characters, both capable of incredible things-- they are, respectively, [[spoiler: former]] Senior Caretaker of The Great Clock [[note]]"A marvel of science and sorcery located in the exact ''center of the universe!'' ...[[RunningGag Give or take fifty feet.]]"[[/note]] and a Four-Bolt Magistrate for the Lombax Praetorian Guard ''and'' an Elder Councilman for the Center for Advanced Lombax Research.

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** While we're on the subject, it would be criminal not to mention [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime Orvus and Azimuth]]. Both majorly cool characters, both capable of incredible things-- they are, respectively, [[spoiler: former]] [[spoiler:former]] Senior Caretaker of The Great Clock [[note]]"A marvel of science and sorcery located in the exact ''center of the universe!'' ...[[RunningGag Give or take fifty feet.]]"[[/note]] and a Four-Bolt Magistrate for the Lombax Praetorian Guard ''and'' an Elder Councilman for the Center for Advanced Lombax Research.



** The Director's Cut of ''Dragonfall'' adds Herr Hasenkamp, the accountant [[spoiler: and assassin]] of a local loan shark. Sent along on a run to keep an eye on the player [[spoiler: and kill them once the job is done]] he's a ''literal'' Badass Grandpa. Should the player manage to come to an agreement with him in the end, he'll mention being grateful that he'll get home just in time to read a bedtime story to his grandkids...

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** The Director's Cut of ''Dragonfall'' adds Herr Hasenkamp, the accountant [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and assassin]] of a local loan shark. Sent along on a run to keep an eye on the player [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and kill them once the job is done]] he's a ''literal'' Badass Grandpa. Should the player manage to come to an agreement with him in the end, he'll mention being grateful that he'll get home just in time to read a bedtime story to his grandkids...



** Cairne Bloodhoof. Despite [[spoiler:dying]] he still almost kicks the ass of the son of one of the most famous heroes of the Horde, and he arguably would have '''''won''''' if [[spoiler: Magatha hadn't poisoned Garrosh's weapon]].
** Archbishop Benedictus. Old man, looks weak and decrepit, is a non-fighting priest. That doesn't sound cool at all, right? Well, in Cataclysm, [[spoiler: he allies with the evil Aspect of Death, becomes the Twilight Prophet dedicated to wiping out all life, enslaves a blue dragon princess, creates a monster so awful that not even the four dragonflights can take it out without help from Thrall, and eventually faces down Thrall himself and the players to try and recapture the Dragon Soul for his master, Deathwing]].

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** Cairne Bloodhoof. Despite [[spoiler:dying]] he still almost kicks the ass of the son of one of the most famous heroes of the Horde, and he arguably would have '''''won''''' if [[spoiler: Magatha [[spoiler:Magatha hadn't poisoned Garrosh's weapon]].
** Archbishop Benedictus. Old man, looks weak and decrepit, is a non-fighting priest. That doesn't sound cool at all, right? Well, in Cataclysm, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he allies with the evil Aspect of Death, becomes the Twilight Prophet dedicated to wiping out all life, enslaves a blue dragon princess, creates a monster so awful that not even the four dragonflights can take it out without help from Thrall, and eventually faces down Thrall himself and the players to try and recapture the Dragon Soul for his master, Deathwing]].



* ''Webcomic/MobTies'' has Papa-san, the head of one of the few decent Yakuza clans in Tokyo. He's friendly, intelligent, devoted to his daughter, and is the first person to truly realize just how badass [[spoiler: Sidney Burns]] truly is, and is the only person man enough to actually confront him about why he is so badass in the first place. Of course, given that Papa-san was quite the badass himself in his younger days, that last part is understandable.

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* ''Webcomic/MobTies'' has Papa-san, the head of one of the few decent Yakuza clans in Tokyo. He's friendly, intelligent, devoted to his daughter, and is the first person to truly realize just how badass [[spoiler: Sidney [[spoiler:Sidney Burns]] truly is, and is the only person man enough to actually confront him about why he is so badass in the first place. Of course, given that Papa-san was quite the badass himself in his younger days, that last part is understandable.



** General Tarquin, ruler of the Western Continent [[spoiler: and Elan's father]].

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** General Tarquin, ruler of the Western Continent [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and Elan's father]].



** Someone who claimed to be a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran who registered to praise Humper-Monkey (age unknown [[spoiler: and possibly 50-Foot-Ant's creation]]) during his tales of the haunted German US Army Base that was once used by Nazis where problem recruits are ditched.

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** Someone who claimed to be a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran who registered to praise Humper-Monkey (age unknown [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and possibly 50-Foot-Ant's creation]]) during his tales of the haunted German US Army Base that was once used by Nazis where problem recruits are ditched.



* Brennen in ''Podcast/TheOnceAndFutureNerd''. A man of more than fifty years of age who is loyal to a fault and strong enough to [[spoiler: beat two men to death using their own skulls as weapons by bashing their heads against each other until there is nothing left but red squishy stuff]].

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* Brennen in ''Podcast/TheOnceAndFutureNerd''. A man of more than fifty years of age who is loyal to a fault and strong enough to [[spoiler: beat [[spoiler:beat two men to death using their own skulls as weapons by bashing their heads against each other until there is nothing left but red squishy stuff]].



** Iroh practically embodies this trope. (Though he's not a BadassNormal.) The best part about Uncle Iroh is that you just know that if someone went down the list, and played the "Who Would Win" game, ''nobody'' would win against Iroh, because [[spoiler: he'd offer them all tea, and they'd end up calmly drinking tea and discussing [[BuffySpeak old people stuff]].]] Iroh was trained up to conquer the world. Although he must have had mixed feelings, given the thing with the dragons happened relatively early in his life, he was doing pretty well at that until his son died. His father died the next day. He suspended all his badass and sank into sleep mode, doing nothing while his little brother usurped him and then following his traumatized nephew around the world being as annoying as possible. Then, OneManArmy.

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** Iroh practically embodies this trope. (Though he's not a BadassNormal.) The best part about Uncle Iroh is that you just know that if someone went down the list, and played the "Who Would Win" game, ''nobody'' would win against Iroh, because [[spoiler: he'd [[spoiler:he'd offer them all tea, and they'd end up calmly drinking tea and discussing [[BuffySpeak old people stuff]].]] Iroh was trained up to conquer the world. Although he must have had mixed feelings, given the thing with the dragons happened relatively early in his life, he was doing pretty well at that until his son died. His father died the next day. He suspended all his badass and sank into sleep mode, doing nothing while his little brother usurped him and then following his traumatized nephew around the world being as annoying as possible. Then, OneManArmy.
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* The one, the only Sir Radio/TerryWogan. For ages, the only reason many tuned into the EurovisionSongContest, and his radio audience transcended age boundaries (which is why there's a "TYG/Terry's Young Geezers" counterpart to the "TOG/Terry's Old Geezers" fanbase). He too broke new artists on his Radio 2 program, from Katie Melua to the late Eva Cassidy to Jamie Cullum.

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* The one, the only Sir Radio/TerryWogan. For ages, the only reason many tuned into the EurovisionSongContest, Series/EurovisionSongContest, and his radio audience transcended age boundaries (which is why there's a "TYG/Terry's Young Geezers" counterpart to the "TOG/Terry's Old Geezers" fanbase). He too broke new artists on his Radio 2 program, from Katie Melua to the late Eva Cassidy to Jamie Cullum.
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** Similarly, King Boranel of Breland in ''{{Eberron}}''. [[spoiler: Also, possibly, Kaius of Karrnath, but since he's a vampire, he may not count]].

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** Similarly, King Boranel of Breland in ''{{Eberron}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}''. [[spoiler: Also, possibly, Kaius of Karrnath, but since he's a vampire, he may not count]].
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