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16th Jan '17 2:09:28 PM Philweasel
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** The comics introduce Professor Inkwell, Celestia's old comrade in arms and Twilight's old magic teacher. She's senile now but even so is still a powerful mage and font of unexpected wisdom, a few years back (when she was still ancient) she was very much the CoolTeacher.
15th Jan '17 11:01:03 AM DustSnitch
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Granny Smith. While she doesn't get much screen time, and has definitely seen better days both mentally and physically, she still plays along with hyperactive foals well, and was apparently quite the BadAss in her youth; in "Family Appreciation Day", she relates how she ventured into [[LostWoods the Everfree Forest]] to find Sweet Apple Acres' famous Zap Apples and how, thanks to those apples, the town of Ponyville grew around her family's farm.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Granny Smith. While she doesn't get much screen time, and has definitely seen better days both mentally and physically, she still plays along with hyperactive foals well, and was apparently quite the BadAss badass in her youth; in "Family Appreciation Day", she relates how she ventured into [[LostWoods the Everfree Forest]] to find Sweet Apple Acres' famous Zap Apples and how, thanks to those apples, the town of Ponyville grew around her family's farm.



* Tina Turner and Shirley Bassey -- both BadAss singers, both looking damn good well into their 70s. And Shirley even covered a Pink song... and it ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome worked]].'' There's a reason why the Propellerheads wrote their song "History Repeating" specifically for her to sing.

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* Tina Turner and Shirley Bassey -- both BadAss badass singers, both looking damn good well into their 70s. And Shirley even covered a Pink song... and it ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome worked]].'' There's a reason why the Propellerheads wrote their song "History Repeating" specifically for her to sing.
11th Jan '17 11:50:52 AM RoseAndHeather
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* 38-year-old [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oksana_Chusovitina Oksana Chusovitina.]] Now, 38 isn't old... unless you're talking about women's gymnastics. She won her first world championship in 1991, won an Olympic silver for vault in 2008, and won a silver in worlds as recently as 2011, not to mention competing in ''six'' UsefulNotes/OlympicGames (she's currently going for number seven). For the record, in women's gymnastics, being a two-time Olympian is uncommon, and being a three-time Olympian is nearly unheard-of. Oksana Chusovitina had won her first World title before most of her London 2012 competition had even been ''born''. She's not nicknamed "Mama Chuso" for nothing.

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* 38-year-old 41-year-old [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oksana_Chusovitina Oksana Chusovitina.]] Now, 38 isn't old... unless you're talking about women's gymnastics. She won her first world championship in 1991, won an Olympic silver for vault in 2008, and won a silver in worlds at Worlds as recently as 2011, not to mention competing in ''six'' ''seven'' UsefulNotes/OlympicGames (she's currently going for number seven).''eight''). For the record, in women's gymnastics, being a two-time Olympian is uncommon, and being a three-time Olympian is nearly unheard-of. Oksana Chusovitina had won her first World Olympic title before most of her London 2012 Rio 2016 competition had even been ''born''. She's not nicknamed "Mama Chuso" for nothing.
7th Jan '17 5:40:39 PM cygirlkat
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* Mamma Gkika (''Webcomic/GirlGenius'') Besides helping "her boyz" out in times of distress, she's a Jaegergeneral herself. As for how old she is- [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Mamma_Gkika/ tch,dot's an impolite qvestion.]]
4th Jan '17 4:53:46 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Lady Olenna can match wits with the best of them and is ''fully'' willing to take the piss out of her own house, although never herself. She later adds a dash of BewareTheNiceOnes when she has a hand in the killing of Joffrey.
27th Dec '16 2:51:35 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Before Joseph Joestar was the CoolOldGuy, there was his grandma, Erina Joestar (nee Pendleton) of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure]] did not lose the [[SilkHidingSteel steel]] of her youth in her old age in Part 2. First thing we hear of about her is that Joseph is TERRIFIED of her learning he lost his temper...again, right after beating two corrupt cops (the irony being {{Lampshaded}}). Later, she wholeheartedly welcomes his new friend Smokey, who is African-American. Keep in mind that 1) she grew up in Victorian England, and 2) this was 1930s America, neither time period particularly friendly to blacks, showing that she completely averts being a RacistGrandma. Lastly, when Smokey is openly insulted by a rude man in the same restaurant as them, other than a reminder to mind the other customers, she lets Joseph loose on the bastard. In fact, one could argue that she was encouraging Joseph to use his greater strength, his wit.

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* Before Joseph Joestar was the CoolOldGuy, there was his grandma, Erina Joestar (nee Pendleton) of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure]] ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' did not lose the [[SilkHidingSteel steel]] of her youth in her old age in Part 2. First thing we hear of about her is that Joseph is TERRIFIED ''terrified'' of her learning he lost his temper...again, right after beating two corrupt cops (the irony being {{Lampshaded}}). Later, she wholeheartedly welcomes his new friend Smokey, who is African-American. Keep in mind that 1) she grew up in Victorian England, and 2) this was 1930s America, neither time period particularly friendly to blacks, showing that she completely averts being a RacistGrandma. Lastly, when Smokey is openly insulted by a rude man in the same restaurant as them, other than a reminder to mind the other customers, she lets Joseph loose on the bastard. In fact, one could argue that she was encouraging Joseph to use his greater strength, strength: his wit.
24th Dec '16 5:46:21 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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** Not to mention Professor McGonagall.

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** Not to mention Professor McGonagall.[=McGonagall=].
20th Dec '16 3:39:29 PM redandready45
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* Rain from ''Literature/{{Schooled}}'' plays it straight with Cap, her grandson. An old hippy, she's instructed him everything from social justice to farming. To everyone else, she's a bit of a subversion. Flora, who grew up in Garland, thought she was a tyrant and resents her for not teacher her about the real world.
12th Dec '16 12:11:09 PM smalltime
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* WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty's grandmother Beatrixo, a former Galactic Guardian.
5th Dec '16 12:36:59 PM Morgenthaler
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** Aunt May, during the Civil War when everyone knew who Peter Parker was and was out to get him, became a downright badass old lady, even going so far as to appear clueless when the Chameleon impersonated Peter while simultaneously tricking him into thinking he'd been poisoned with cookies full of sleeping pills and ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny knitting a sweater with the word "GOTCHA" in big letters the whole time.]]''

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** Aunt May, during the Civil War when everyone knew who Peter Parker was and was out to get him, became a downright badass old lady, even going so far as to appear clueless when the Chameleon impersonated Peter while simultaneously tricking him into thinking he'd been poisoned with cookies full of sleeping pills and ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny knitting ''knitting a sweater with the word "GOTCHA" in big letters the whole time.]]''''
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