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24th Aug '16 12:02:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArethaFranklin. She ranked #1 on [[http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/1999/vh1women.htm VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll]], sang for President Obama... and those are two of the many awesome things she did!

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* ArethaFranklin.Music/ArethaFranklin. She ranked #1 on [[http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/1999/vh1women.htm VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll]], sang for President Obama... and those are two of the many awesome things she did!
16th Aug '16 9:19:54 AM john_e
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* The Dowager Duchess from ''Literature/LordPeterWimsey'', especially in contrast to her stick-in-the-mud daughter-in-law, Helen, Duchess of Denver. Inspector Parker, her future son-in-law, says of her, "Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman can't be stopped by Heaven itself."

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* ''Literature/LordPeterWimsey'':
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The Dowager Duchess from ''Literature/LordPeterWimsey'', Duchess, especially in contrast to her stick-in-the-mud daughter-in-law, Helen, Duchess of Denver. Inspector Parker, her future son-in-law, says of her, "Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman can't be stopped by Heaven itself." "
** [[PosthumousCharacter We never meet]] Lady Dormer in "The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club", but everyone who knew her remembers her fondly, because she still had the same impulsive, fun-loving personality as when she was a SpiritedYoungLady.
1st Aug '16 3:17:23 PM HighCrate
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* Obaba from ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' takes time out from nagging her grandson and [[CutenessProximity cooing over her great grandson]] to [[NeverMessWithGranny pick a fight with the player characters on behalf of her family]]... and then she finds out that our heroes were in the right, apologizes for the inconvenience (because she can tell her giant seemingly-invincible fire salamander only ''inconvenienced'' them), and [[TheBlacksmith helps them reforge a legendary artifact]]. [[spoiler: She returns to help you more in ''Dark Dawn'', this time waxing GenreSavvy to her great grandson and then taking over ItemCrafting... in a darkened city menaced by superpowered monsters, which she refused to evacuate with everybody else. Forget TooCoolToLive, this lady's just too CrazyAwesome to die!]]

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* Obaba from ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' takes time out from nagging her grandson and [[CutenessProximity cooing over her great grandson]] to [[NeverMessWithGranny pick a fight with the player characters on behalf of her family]]... and then she finds out that our heroes were in the right, apologizes for the inconvenience (because she can tell her giant seemingly-invincible fire salamander only ''inconvenienced'' them), and [[TheBlacksmith helps them reforge a legendary artifact]]. [[spoiler: She returns to help you more in ''Dark Dawn'', this time waxing GenreSavvy to her great grandson and then taking over ItemCrafting... in a darkened city menaced by superpowered monsters, which she refused to evacuate with everybody else. Forget TooCoolToLive, this lady's just too CrazyAwesome to die!]]
3rd Jul '16 1:16:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' had a fondness for this trope, starting with [[WitchDoctor village shaman]] Mistwalker, who used her knowledge of the [[DeathWorld local flora and fauna]] to make an invading gang of criminals very sorry. Second was Arizona [=McGee=], a blowtorch-wielding sculptor who made statues of giant bugs and cold-cocked a crook half her age. Lastly, there was Ariel, Niko's [[TheObiWan mentor]]. A cheerful trickster, she turned the tables on SealedEvilInACan several times over, culminating in paraphrasing Sun Tzu and blasting it with all she had.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' had a fondness for this trope, starting with [[WitchDoctor village shaman]] Mistwalker, who used her knowledge of the [[DeathWorld local flora and fauna]] to make an invading gang of criminals very sorry. Second was Arizona [=McGee=], a blowtorch-wielding sculptor who made statues of giant bugs and cold-cocked a crook half her age. Lastly, there was Ariel, Niko's [[TheObiWan mentor]].mentor. A cheerful trickster, she turned the tables on SealedEvilInACan several times over, culminating in paraphrasing Sun Tzu and blasting it with all she had.
24th Jun '16 6:54:46 AM fearlessnikki
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* Flemming in ''Film/TheAgeOfAdaline'' - made more amusing as she's the [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty protagonist's]] daughter. She has a very active social life and encourages her mother to live. She's also a massive DeadpanSnarker.
--> '''Adaline:''' It's not the same when there's no future.
--> '''Flemming:''' What you talking about? You got nothing ''but'' future.



* A possible deconstruction shows up in the ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' episode featuring Gordo's grandmother. He previously remembers her as a conservative woman but she shows up now wearing kimonos, eating sushi and full of fun. Gordo finds this off-putting and wishes for her to be the way she used to be.

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* ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'':
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A possible deconstruction shows up in the ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' episode featuring Gordo's grandmother. He previously remembers her as a conservative woman but she shows up now wearing kimonos, eating sushi and full of fun. Gordo finds this off-putting and wishes for her to be the way she used to be.


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* Deconstructed in ''{{Series/Tucker}}''. Tucker finds his grandmother full of fun, but it's gradually shown that her abuse of Aunt Claire affects the woman so negatively that he realises what a real piece of work she is. Then Claire reprimands him for calling her out - and the two women bond over that. He lampshades the {{Irony}} of this.
* Double subverted with Celia in ''Series/GossipGirl''. Serena is excited for Dan to meet her grandmother, but she turns out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing. Then when she reappears in Season 2, she has had a HeelRealization and becomes a ShipperOnDeck for the two of them.
19th May '16 9:00:38 PM PaulA
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* Annie Jason Masmajean, "Mama Jason" to her family, the protagonist of ''Literature/{{Mirabile}}''.
19th May '16 2:43:53 AM jormis29
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* Many elder female exalts embody that trope in ''TabletopGames/{{Exalted}}''. A special mention goes to Mnemon. She is the eldest surviving child of the Empress and although she is in the late of her life, she remains one of the most powerful sorceress in Creation, arguably ''the'' most powerful individual Dragon-Blooded alive now that the Empress is gone, a skilled politician and manipulator, the head of a Great House, and an extremely clever and cunning person all around. It is hinted many times that there are not many things in the Realm she could ''not'' do if she wanted to, including seizing the scarlet throne, but that so many people hate her, oppose her or are shitless scared of her that it would likely drive the Realm to civil war if she did so.

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* Many elder female exalts embody that trope in ''TabletopGames/{{Exalted}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. A special mention goes to Mnemon. She is the eldest surviving child of the Empress and although she is in the late of her life, she remains one of the most powerful sorceress in Creation, arguably ''the'' most powerful individual Dragon-Blooded alive now that the Empress is gone, a skilled politician and manipulator, the head of a Great House, and an extremely clever and cunning person all around. It is hinted many times that there are not many things in the Realm she could ''not'' do if she wanted to, including seizing the scarlet throne, but that so many people hate her, oppose her or are shitless scared of her that it would likely drive the Realm to civil war if she did so.
13th May '16 3:13:28 PM Febtwo
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* Carmen Dell'orefice, who's in her nineties and still working as the oldest catwalk model.

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* Carmen Dell'orefice, Dell'Orefice, who's in her nineties eighties and still working as the oldest catwalk model.model.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_tjCib_viY This Japanese lady, Tomoko,]] who showed her talent as a pole dancer at the Italian edition of Got Talent. She's 70 and she effortlessly performs stunt people half her age would have trouble doing.
6th Apr '16 5:47:38 PM Furienna
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* ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren:
** In ''Spränga gränser", Ida Sofia is this to her grand-niece Cecilia, who will come and visit her and borrow books from her.
** Elin turns out to be this to her grand-nieces Saga and Nina in the last two installments. She is tough enough to still live at her homestead until she's 100 years old.
31st Mar '16 8:30:52 PM MasoTey
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->"''What we have here, [Moist] told himself, is a Mk1 Feisty Old Lady: Turkey neck, embarrassing sense of humour, a gleeful pleasure in mild cruelty, direct ways of speaking that flirts with rudeness and, more importantly, also flirts with flirting. Likes to think she's no 'lady'. Game for anything that doesn't carry the risk of falling over and with a look in her eye that says 'I can do what I like, because I am old. And I have a soft spot for rascals.' Old ladies like that were hard to fool, but there was no need to.''"

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->"''What we have here, [Moist] told himself, is a Mk1 [=Mk1=] Feisty Old Lady: Turkey neck, embarrassing sense of humour, a gleeful pleasure in mild cruelty, direct ways of speaking that flirts with rudeness and, more importantly, also flirts with flirting. Likes to think she's no 'lady'. Game for anything that doesn't carry the risk of falling over and with a look in her eye that says 'I can do what I like, because I am old. And I have a soft spot for rascals.' Old ladies like that were hard to fool, but there was no need to.''"
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