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7th Sep '17 4:57:36 PM justthereforthecode
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The old guy who loves to complain about how things were better in his day, and that kids these days show no respect. The Grumpy Old Man (or woman, this isn't gender exclusive) is similar to a SadistTeacher, but old — and not usually in direct authority over the youngsters. May possess unexpected wisdom — but is likely to just complain about the young whippersnappers walking on his lawn, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle damn young'uns, no respect, don't know how good they have it.]] In my day we had to walk [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} fifteen miles]] through the snow to get to school, uphill [[LogicBomb both ways]]! And we didn't complain, nosir, we were ''happy'', and we got a dime a year to work 17 hours a day in the mines, [[InflationNegation one cent an hour]], but did we complain? '''NO!''' [[WhenIWasYourAge We were]] ''[[WhenIWasYourAge satisfied]]'', [[WhenIWasYourAge dammit, because there was a]] ''[[TheGreatDepression depression]]'' [[WhenIWasYourAge going on, and we didn't dare complain when dad beat us,]] [[MiseryBuildsCharacter because it built character]] [[WhenIWasYourAge and we]] ''[[WhenIWasYourAge respected]]'' [[WhenIWasYourAge him for it, not like these days …]]

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The old guy who loves to complain about how things were better in his day, and that kids these days show no respect. The Grumpy Old Man (or woman, this isn't gender exclusive) is similar to a SadistTeacher, but old — and not usually in direct authority over the youngsters. May possess unexpected wisdom — but is likely to just complain about the young whippersnappers walking on his lawn, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle damn young'uns, no respect, don't know how good they have it.]] In my day we had to walk [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} fifteen miles]] through the snow to get to school, uphill [[LogicBomb both ways]]! And we didn't complain, nosir, we were ''happy'', and we got a dime a year to work 17 hours a day in the mines, [[InflationNegation one cent an hour]], but did we complain? '''NO!''' [[WhenIWasYourAge We were]] ''[[WhenIWasYourAge satisfied]]'', [[WhenIWasYourAge dammit, because there was a]] ''[[TheGreatDepression depression]]'' [[WhenIWasYourAge going on, on,]] [[ValuesDissonance and we didn't dare complain when dad beat us,]] [[MiseryBuildsCharacter because it built character]] [[WhenIWasYourAge and we]] ''[[WhenIWasYourAge respected]]'' [[WhenIWasYourAge him for it, not like these days …]]
31st Aug '17 5:05:51 PM f
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** Runelords take this to an even greater extent. As some of the oldest Dwarfs in a given hold, they are legendarily cantankerous and have been known to retreat to their workshops for years on end to get away from all the useless beardlings that surround them. Some of the greatest secrets of rune lore have been lost forever simply because the only runesmiths who knew them were so grumpy that they couldn't put up with an apprentice long enough to pass the knowledge down.
13th Aug '17 10:00:02 AM AbsoulHero
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* Zeff in ''Manga/{{OnePiece}}''

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* Zeff in ''Manga/{{OnePiece}}''''Manga/{{OnePiece}}'', who unleashes his frustration out on Sanji and Luffy.
12th Aug '17 11:23:03 PM AbsoulHero
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* Zeff in ''Manga/{{OnePiece}}'', after Luffy destroys part of his ship by mistake. He then forces him to work as a chore boy for a full year to pay for the damages.

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* Zeff in ''Manga/{{OnePiece}}'', after Luffy destroys part of his ship by mistake. He then forces him to work as a chore boy for a full year to pay for the damages.''Manga/{{OnePiece}}''
12th Aug '17 10:34:28 PM AbsoulHero
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* Zeff in ''Manga/{{OnePiece}}'' is shown to be this after Luffy destroys part of his ship by mistake. He then forces him to work as a chore boy for a full year to pay for the damages.

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* Zeff in ''Manga/{{OnePiece}}'' is shown to be this ''Manga/{{OnePiece}}'', after Luffy destroys part of his ship by mistake. He then forces him to work as a chore boy for a full year to pay for the damages.
12th Aug '17 10:32:55 PM AbsoulHero
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* Zeff in ''Manga/{{OnePiece}}'' is shown to be this after Luffy destroys part of his ship by mistake. He then forces him to work as a chore boy for a full year to pay for the damages.
12th Jul '17 7:04:27 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''FanFic/ThePalaververse'': In ''The Tempest'', Discord turns Canterlot Castle into an architectural version of this during his reign of chaos, resulting in an ambulatory castle constantly complaining about the state of young palaces nowadays.
--> “AND IF YOU GAVE CHEEK TO ANY OLD MOTTE-AND-BAILEY, THAT’D EARN YOU A BRICK-TANNING, SURE AS SUNFIRE!”\\
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“AND NONE OF THIS WINTER RESIDENCE OR SUMMER RESIDENCE NONSENSE! WE HELD PONIES ALL THROUGH THE YEAR! AND IT MADE ''FORTRESSES'' OF US!”\\
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“GET OFF MY LAWNS!”
16th Jun '17 7:19:18 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Rickard's response when Robb asks him about possible lodging for Ser Alton show that he is a rather irritable man. Justified, as the North has recently lost Winterfell, which calls into question Robb's worthiness as King in the North. He was also right about Robb marrying Talisa costing him the war. The Freys weren't too happy about it.
10th May '17 7:15:54 PM iowaforever
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* Master Pakku from WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, also doubles as a BadassGrandpa.

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* Master Pakku from WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', also doubles as a BadassGrandpa.


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* Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' shows that Da Samurai retired from his would-be warrior career and became a barkeep. He's quite loud and angry, and he loves to brag about his past and his run-in with Jack (while also putting those those that were ''brutally maimed'' by Jack as "Having no soul")
6th May '17 5:30:39 PM nombretomado
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* Jetfire in the ''TransformersFilmSeries''. His father was the wheel! The first one! He may not have transformed into anything, but he did it with honor! Dignity! Overuse of exclamation points!

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* Jetfire in the ''TransformersFilmSeries''.''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen''. His father was the wheel! The first one! He may not have transformed into anything, but he did it with honor! Dignity! Overuse of exclamation points!
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