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* Fruit Bat, a 104-year-old former vigilante introduced in the first issue of ''ComicBook/BatgirlRebirth'', quite easily kicks the ass of a considerably younger attacker.
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* [[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]] has two:

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* [[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]] ''Literature/PaladinOfSouls'' has two: two:



** Dowager Royina Ista, on the other hand, [[spoiler:is a saint of the Bastard, and has the gift of being able to ''eat'' demons to send them back to the Bastard's Hell.]]

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** Dowager Royina Ista, on the other hand, [[spoiler:is a saint of the Bastard, and has the gift of being able to ''eat'' demons to send them back to the Bastard's Hell.]]Hell]].
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* The old lady with whom Max and Jess stay in the middle part of ''Film/MadMax''. She threatens the Toecutter's biker gang with a pretty hefty gun (by real life standards, not MoreDakka), and they listen.

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* ''Film/MadMax'':
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The old lady with whom Max and Jess stay in the middle part of ''Film/MadMax''. the first movie. She threatens the Toecutter's biker gang with a pretty hefty gun (by real life standards, not MoreDakka), and they listen.listen.
** ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' has the Vuvalini, a matriarchal tribe of motorcycle-riding, sharpshooting, gleefully dangerous older women, which combines this trope with AmazonBrigade. Becomes meta when you learn that all of their actresses, including 78-year old Melissa Jaffer, did their own stunts. Miss Giddy, the tutor of Immortan Joe's Five Wives, also covers their escape by holding Joe at gunpoint with a shotgun.



* Alice, the Ministry agent in ''Film/TheAvengers1998''.

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* %%* Alice, the Ministry agent in ''Film/TheAvengers1998''.



* In the movie ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'', Evelyn (who, although not particularly old, is certainly middle-aged) is looking for a parking space and spots someone coming out. She waits for the space to be vacant, but as soon as it is, two {{Jerkass}} teenaged girls swoop in and steal it. They laugh at her, saying, "Face it, lady, we're younger and faster!" Evelyn retaliates by ramming their ''car'' with ''hers'', extensively damaging both of them (and it's clear that the car Evelyn is driving can take a lot more punishment). The girls freak out, and she laughs in their faces. "Face it, girls, I'm older and I have more insurance!"

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* In the movie ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'', ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'':
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Evelyn (who, although not particularly old, is certainly middle-aged) is looking for a parking space and spots someone coming out. She waits for the space to be vacant, but as soon as it is, two {{Jerkass}} teenaged girls swoop in and steal it. They laugh at her, saying, "Face it, lady, we're younger and faster!" Evelyn retaliates by ramming their ''car'' with ''hers'', extensively damaging both of them (and it's clear that the car Evelyn is driving can take a lot more punishment). The girls freak out, and she laughs in their faces. "Face it, girls, I'm older and I have more insurance!"



* ''Film/{{Norbit}}'': "[[LetsGetDangerous BRING IT, BITCHES!]]"

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* %%* ''Film/{{Norbit}}'': "[[LetsGetDangerous BRING IT, BITCHES!]]"



* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' has the Vuvalini, a matriarchal tribe of motorcycle-riding, sharpshooting, gleefully dangerous older women, which combines this trope with AmazonBrigade. Becomes meta when you learn that all of their actresses, including 78-year old Melissa Jaffer, did their own stunts. Miss Giddy, the tutor of Immortan Joe's Five Wives, also covers their escape by holding Joe at gunpoint with a shotgun.
* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' reintroduces the original ''Tyrannosaurus'' that starred in ''Film/JurassicPark''. At least 22 years old, she's in her twilight years. Her hide's dulled, her walk's stiffened, her skin and hips are more exposed and she hasn't had to exert herself in close to a decade. [[spoiler: As a last ditch resort, our heroes try to set her on the psychopathic hybird murder-beast that is the ''Indominus rex''. The old girl takes one look at the monstrosity and launches herself at it. She lives and wins.]]
* The old Asian lady in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''.

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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' has the Vuvalini, a matriarchal tribe of motorcycle-riding, sharpshooting, gleefully dangerous older women, which combines this trope with AmazonBrigade. Becomes meta when you learn that all of their actresses, including 78-year old Melissa Jaffer, did their own stunts. Miss Giddy, the tutor of Immortan Joe's Five Wives, also covers their escape by holding Joe at gunpoint with a shotgun.
* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' reintroduces the original ''Tyrannosaurus'' that starred in ''Film/JurassicPark''. At least 22 years old, she's in her twilight years. Her hide's dulled, her walk's stiffened, her skin and hips are more exposed and she hasn't had to exert herself in close to a decade. [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As a last ditch resort, our heroes try to set her on the psychopathic hybird hybrid murder-beast that is the ''Indominus rex''. The old girl takes one look at the monstrosity and launches herself at it. She lives and wins.]]
* %%* The old Asian lady in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''.



* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''

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* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''''Literature/TortallUniverse'':



* ''Literature/HarryPotter''

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''''Literature/HarryPotter'':



** [[BadassTeacher Professor]] Minerva [=McGonagall=], who Rowling describes as a 'sprightly' 70-year-old. She holds her own against Death Eaters during the final battle, whether she's fighting them in person or bringing statues to life to attack them. She also lived through being hit with four Stunning Spells to the chest, which is apparently quite a feat for someone in her seventies.

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** [[BadassTeacher Professor]] Minerva [=McGonagall=], who Rowling describes as a 'sprightly' "sprightly" 70-year-old. She holds her own against Death Eaters during the final battle, whether she's fighting them in person or bringing statues to life to attack them. She also lived through being hit with four Stunning Spells to the chest, which is apparently quite a feat for someone in her seventies.



--->[[MemeticMutation "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"]]

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--->[[MemeticMutation "NOT --->'''Molly:''' [[MemeticMutation NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"]]BITCH!]]



* In Daniel Pennac's novel ''La Fée Carabine'', a group of old ladies had been taught to use guns, which is somewhat unusual in Paris. And then there were the "accidents"...
* In the first of the ''StephaniePlum'' books, Grandma's response to being kidnapped (and having her own and her granddaughter's life threatened) involves bullets. Quite a few bullets. She doesn't actually shoot anyone (her aim isn't the greatest), but starts a fire that burns down the funeral home (she apparently didn't know that the crates stacked along the walls contained ammunition, explosives, etc., or if she knew, she didn't care).
** Granma Plum was based on a real person that author Janet Evanovich met while researching bounty hunters. She was still skip-tracing in her seventies.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** Any witch that fits the [[TheHecateSisters Mother or... other one]] slot. Granny Weatherwax isn't a grandmother from the technical viewpoint of not having children of her own, but she's still the little old lady known as Granny by a good deal of the main characters, and you do ''not'' to awaken her (easily awakened) wrath. Her name in Trollish -- that's the thumping great creatures made of rock -- is "She Who Must Be Avoided". Her name in Dwarfish -- as in short people who break rock all day and carry battle axes on principle -- is "Go Round the Other Side of the Mountain". Nanny Ogg is a grandmother, and has a face like an old apple and a pleasantly sunny personality, but also enough pure magical power to make anyone sit up and pay attention.
*** Nanny Ogg is ''not'' afraid of Granny Weatherwax. That should be a hint.
*** [[Discworld/{{Wintersmith}} Miss Treason]] isn't either. Granny is [[InsistentTerminology Mistress Weatherwax]] to other people and witches who have not earned the right to call her Granny yet. Miss Treason refers to her as "the girl Weatherwax". Possibly because she's 113 years old.

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* In Daniel Pennac's novel ''La Fée Carabine'', a group of old ladies had have been taught to use guns, which is somewhat unusual in Paris. And then there were are the "accidents"...
* In the first of the ''StephaniePlum'' ''Literature/StephaniePlum'' books, Grandma's response to being kidnapped (and having her own and her granddaughter's life threatened) involves bullets. Quite a few bullets. She doesn't actually shoot anyone (her aim isn't the greatest), but starts a fire that burns down the funeral home (she apparently didn't know that the crates stacked along the walls contained ammunition, explosives, etc., or if she knew, she didn't care).
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care). Granma Plum was based on a real person that author Janet Evanovich met while researching bounty hunters. She was still skip-tracing in her seventies.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Any witch that fits the [[TheHecateSisters Mother or... other one]] slot. Granny Weatherwax isn't a grandmother from the technical viewpoint of not having children of her own, but she's still the little old lady known as Granny by a good deal of the main characters, and you do ''not'' want to awaken her (easily awakened) wrath. Her name in Trollish -- that's the thumping great creatures made of rock -- is "She Who Must Be Avoided". Her name in Dwarfish -- as in short people who break rock all day and carry battle axes on principle -- is "Go Round the Other Side of the Mountain". Mountain".
**
Nanny Ogg is a grandmother, and has a face like an old apple and a pleasantly sunny personality, but also enough pure magical power to make anyone sit up and pay attention.
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attention. Nanny Ogg is ''not'' afraid of Granny Weatherwax. That should be a hint.
*** ** [[Discworld/{{Wintersmith}} Miss Treason]] isn't either. Granny is [[InsistentTerminology Mistress Weatherwax]] to other people and witches who have not earned the right to call her Granny yet. Miss Treason refers to her as "the girl Weatherwax". Possibly because she's 113 years old.



----> '''Hughnon:''' You have ... ghastly Things from the Dungeon Dimensions and things, yes? Terrible hazards of your ungodly profession?
----> '''Ridcully:''' Yes.
----> '''Hughnon:''' We have someone called Mrs Cake.

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----> '''Hughnon:''' ---->'''Hughnon:''' You have ... ghastly Things from the Dungeon Dimensions and things, yes? Terrible hazards of your ungodly profession?
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profession?\\
'''Ridcully:''' Yes.
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Yes.\\
'''Hughnon:''' We have someone called Mrs Cake.



** And no one wants to mess with the Agony Aunts, who protect the [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold seamstresses]] of Ankh-Morpork. They took ''[[{{Badass}} Vimes]]'' down with absolutely no trouble, and he's fought werewolves with his bare hands.

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** And no one no-one wants to mess with the Agony Aunts, who protect the [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold seamstresses]] of Ankh-Morpork. They took ''[[{{Badass}} Vimes]]'' down with absolutely no trouble, and he's fought werewolves with his bare hands.



** Vimes also invokes this during Night Watch. Some of the soldiers sent to put down a rebellion in the middle of the city grew up in that neighborhood, so Vimes puts their grandmothers up on the barricades to scold them!

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** Vimes also invokes this during Night Watch.''Discworld/NightWatch''. Some of the soldiers sent to put down a rebellion in the middle of the city grew up in that neighborhood, so Vimes puts their grandmothers up on the barricades to scold them!



* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':



* ''Supergran'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin -- an old granny who just happened to be a crime-fighting FlyingBrick.

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* ''Supergran'', ''Literature/SuperGran'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin -- an old granny who just happened to be a crime-fighting FlyingBrick.



** Somewhat later, she goes out with a literal bang, taking out an army of minions with a bandolier of grenades. (No, she's not the protagonist.)
* In ''The Secret Diary of Literature/AdrianMole'', after Adrian's grandma learns he's being tormented by local bully Barry Kent, she goes out, returning a little while later with the money Barry took from Adrian, and assurances that he won't be bothering Adrian again. Next day, Adrian writes, "It is all over school that a seventy-six-year-old woman frightened Barry Kent and his dad into giving back my menaces money," although [[NoodleIncident precise details of what happened are never given]].

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** :: Somewhat later, she goes out with a literal bang, taking out an army of minions with a bandolier of grenades. (No, she's not the protagonist.)
* In ''The Secret Diary of Literature/AdrianMole'', after Literature/AdrianMole'':
** After
Adrian's grandma learns he's being tormented by local bully Barry Kent, she goes out, returning a little while later with the money Barry took from Adrian, and assurances that he won't be bothering Adrian again. Next day, Adrian writes, "It is all over school that a seventy-six-year-old woman frightened Barry Kent and his dad into giving back my menaces money," although [[NoodleIncident precise details of what happened are never given]].



* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':



* ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}''

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* ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}''''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'':



* Relda Grimm from ''Literature/TheSistersGrimm'' series.
* Scott Westerfeld's ''Literature/{{Midnighters}}'' trilogy features Madeleine, the elderly mindcaster who [[spoiler: sold out her fellow midnighters for popularity]], then hid in a crepuscular contortion for decades to stay away from the darklings and ''create a whole new generation of midnighters'' to back up natural-born Seer Rex. By manipulating the vulnerable minds of women in labour. And that's when she had relatively good intentions. [[MindRape You don't want to know what Madeleine will do to you if you get on her bad side]].
** And let's not forget [[spoiler: When The Big Bad of the final season's minions comes to kill Jessie , Madeline, and her grandson she makes jessie take her grandson and run while she makes a distraction by lighting up a cigarette which she had given up to be a good influence on her grandson. and sitting on plastic explosives. ]]

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* %%* Relda Grimm from ''Literature/TheSistersGrimm'' series.
* Scott Westerfeld's ''Literature/{{Midnighters}}'' trilogy features Madeleine, the elderly mindcaster who [[spoiler: sold [[spoiler:sold out her fellow midnighters for popularity]], then hid in a crepuscular contortion for decades to stay away from the darklings and ''create a whole new generation of midnighters'' to back up natural-born Seer Rex. By manipulating the vulnerable minds of women in labour. And that's when she had relatively good intentions. [[MindRape You don't want to know what Madeleine will do to you if you get on her bad side]].
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side]]. And let's not forget [[spoiler: When The Big Bad of the final season's minions comes to kill Jessie , Madeline, Jessie, Madeleine, and her grandson she makes jessie Jessie take her grandson and run while she makes a distraction by lighting up a cigarette which she had given up to be a good influence on her grandson. and And sitting on plastic explosives. explosives.]]



* Don't insult ''Literature/ButlerParker'''s employer, Lady Agatha Simpson. The 60+er will slap you around (with her muscles steeled by playing lots of golf and archery), kick you in the shins or even slap you with her pompadour - which contains a brewery horse`s shoe.

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* Don't insult ''Literature/ButlerParker'''s employer, Lady Agatha Simpson. The 60+er will slap you around (with her muscles steeled by playing lots of golf and archery), kick you in the shins or even slap you with her pompadour - -- which contains a brewery horse`s horse's shoe.



* ''OneThousandWaysToDie''. A mugger attempts to steal an old lady's purse, but the old lady turns out to be a black belt in tae kwon do. A CurbStompBattle ensues that ends when the would-be mugger has his throat crushed via karate chop.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' has Mrs Winterbottom who when her home is invaded by mercenaries, fires her double-barrel shotgun at them and then proceeds to take a machine gun she has hidden in her coffee table and fire it from her living room window. When she is out of ammo, she 'scuttles' her house using C4, a handgranade and her knitting supplies. Supreme Badass Casey is perfectly happy to just follow her lead and reload for her.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E18BasicGenealogy Basic Genealogy]] Britta learns the hard way not to get on Troy's grandmother's bad side.
** And she got on grandma's bad side just by saying she must have been quite a looker. Troy hated and feared the woman and ''tried'' to warn Britta.
** [[Creator/BettyWhite Professor June Bauer]] in Anthropology 101 seems like a kindly old anthropology teacher - until you give an answer she doesn't like for the first project. Then she shoots at you, knocks you down, and strangles you with a prehistoric superweapon, even if you're Joel [=McHale=] (two heads taller than her and ripped). She showed signs of this earlier, as well, when Starburns makes a sexist remark - turns out the starburns make great targets for a blowgun.

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* ''OneThousandWaysToDie''.''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie''. A mugger attempts to steal an old lady's purse, but the old lady turns out to be a black belt in tae kwon do. A CurbStompBattle ensues that ends when the would-be mugger has his throat crushed via karate chop.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' has Mrs Winterbottom who when her home is invaded by mercenaries, fires her double-barrel shotgun at them and then proceeds to take a machine gun she has hidden in her coffee table and fire it from her living room window. When she is out of ammo, she 'scuttles' "scuttles" her house using C4, a handgranade and her knitting supplies. Supreme Badass Casey is perfectly happy to just follow her lead and reload for her.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
**
In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E18BasicGenealogy Basic Genealogy]] Britta learns the hard way not to get on Troy's grandmother's bad side.
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side. And she got gets on grandma's bad side just by saying she must have been quite a looker. Troy hated hates and feared fears the woman and ''tried'' to warn Britta.
** [[Creator/BettyWhite Professor June Bauer]] in Anthropology 101 seems like a kindly old anthropology teacher - -- until you give an answer she doesn't like for the first project. Then she shoots at you, knocks you down, and strangles you with a prehistoric superweapon, even if you're Joel [=McHale=] (two heads taller than her and ripped). She showed signs of this earlier, as well, when Starburns makes a sexist remark - -- turns out the starburns Starburns make great targets for a blowgun.



* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'': Hetty Lange. Whole communities of intelligence agencies out there are both in awe of her and terrified of her - and with reason, because she can OutGambit anyone she pleases and out-shoot them at the same time.

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* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'': Hetty Lange. Whole communities of intelligence agencies out there are both in awe of her and terrified of her - -- and with reason, because she can OutGambit anyone she pleases and out-shoot them at the same time.



* ''Series/QuantumLeap'' featured once had Sam leap into the body of Dr. Ruth and kick the ass of a man that that was taking advantage of his employee. Even better since we get to see the ass kicking in a mirror's reflection we see it as Dr. Ruth performing a pile driver on the creep. Considering the real Dr. Ruth's history (look in the RealLife section below) we can see [[RetiredBadAss why they chose her.]]
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': Ashley's grandma attacked a monster with a police car.

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* ''Series/QuantumLeap'' featured once had has Sam leap into the body of Dr. Ruth and kick the ass of a man that that was taking advantage of his employee. Even better since we get to see the ass kicking in a mirror's reflection we see it as Dr. Ruth performing a pile driver on the creep. Considering the real Dr. Ruth's history (look in the RealLife section below) we can see [[RetiredBadAss why they chose her.]]
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': Ashley's grandma attacked attacks a monster with a police car.



** Technically, Snow White and Regina are OlderThanTheyLook, being Henry's grandma and great-step-grandma.



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* Podcast/DiceFunk: Rinaldo tries to intimidate an old lady. He gets righteously beaten for his trouble.
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* Nanma from ''{{Webcomic/Zukahnaut}}'' lives in a world where aliens of every description can appear out of thin air, with no warning. [[http://one-shots.zukahnaut.com/comic/036-fearless/ She's not afraid.]]

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* Nanma from ''{{Webcomic/Zukahnaut}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Zukahnaut}}'' lives in a world where aliens of every description can appear out of thin air, with no warning. [[http://one-shots.zukahnaut.com/comic/036-fearless/ She's not afraid.]]
]]



* Podcast/DiceFunk: Rinaldo tries to intimidate an old lady. He gets righteously beaten for his trouble.



* The ''PinkPanther'' episode "Pink Pistons" had the Pink Panther blow past an old woman at an intersection with his new sports car. Turns out that old lady was Granny Flash, senior citizens drag race champion. She proceeds to blow the doors off the Pink Panther.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Mom, in spades. Although she is by no means a CoolOldLady, being firmy in EvilMatriarch camp.

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* The ''PinkPanther'' ''WesternAnimation/PinkPanther'' episode "Pink Pistons" had the Pink Panther blow past an old woman at an intersection with his new sports car. Turns out that old lady was Granny Flash, senior citizens drag race champion. She proceeds to blow the doors off the Pink Panther.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'';
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Mom, in spades. Although she is by no means a CoolOldLady, being firmy in EvilMatriarch camp.



* In some cases, Granny from the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' franchise, and in the ''Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries''. She might as well be the TropeNamer. Attempt to hurt Tweety and you'll be in for an umbrella of hurt.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
**
In some cases, Granny from the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' franchise, cartoons and in the ''Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries''.Mysteries'' series. She might as well be the TropeNamer. Attempt to hurt Tweety and you'll be in for an umbrella of hurt.



* Willy's grandmother is a biker mama in ''MyDadTheRockStar''.

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* Willy's grandmother is a biker mama in ''MyDadTheRockStar''.''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar''.



* Jon's grandma in ''{{Garfield}}'', who can punch the wind out of him in the Christmas special, and rides a motorcycle in the comic strip.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
** Nana Possible. She's introduced as a well-meaning granny,then we are told that she knows Kung Fu. When her brainwash machine malfunctions, you wouldn't want to be in [[HarmlessVillain Drakken's]] shoes.

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* Jon's grandma in ''{{Garfield}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Garfield}}'', who can punch the wind out of him in the Christmas special, and rides a motorcycle in the comic strip.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** Nana Possible. She's introduced as a well-meaning granny,then granny, then we are told that she knows Kung Fu. When her brainwash machine malfunctions, you wouldn't want to be in [[HarmlessVillain Drakken's]] shoes.



* WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'s motorcycle-riding, sushi-eating grandma.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
** The elder princess pinned down Demona with a laser gun. "Nobody messes with my eggs!" (Gargoyle eggs by the way, she wasn't defending breakfast.)

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* %%* WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'s motorcycle-riding, sushi-eating grandma.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** The elder princess pinned pins down Demona with a laser gun. "Nobody messes with my eggs!" (Gargoyle eggs by the way, she wasn't isn't defending breakfast.)



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':



* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' Arnold's Grandma Gertie.
* Suga Mama of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily''.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' Arnold's Grandma Gertie.
* %%* Suga Mama of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily''.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Even though she has no kids of her own, Hama definitely counts as someone who could kick your ass without even striking you. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She's also one of the]] [[NightmareFuel scariest characters in the series.]] Note that she wouldn't kick your ass. As long as there's a full moon, [[PeoplePuppets she'd make you kick your own ass.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
**
Even though she has no kids of her own, Hama definitely counts as someone who could kick your ass without even striking you. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She's also one of the]] [[NightmareFuel scariest characters in the series.]] Note that she wouldn't kick your ass. As long as there's a full moon, [[PeoplePuppets she'd make you kick your own ass.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. Mr. Krabs' mother may seem like a sweet old lady at first, but when she finds out that Plankton was just using her to get the Krabby Patty formula, she flexes her bicep, revealing it to be huge and accompanied by an image of battleship cannons going off inside it. Cue OhCrap from Plankton followed by him being [[MegatonPunch punched clean out of the Krusty Krab and back into the Chum Bucket]]. Never Mess With Granny indeed...

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. Mr. Krabs' mother may seem like a sweet old lady at first, but when she finds out that Plankton was just using her to get the Krabby Patty formula, she flexes her bicep, revealing it to be huge and accompanied by an image of battleship cannons going off inside it. Cue OhCrap from Plankton followed by him being [[MegatonPunch punched clean out of the Krusty Krab and back into the Chum Bucket]]. Never Mess With Granny indeed...



* [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} Mallory Archer]] mostly spends her time complaining about things, and being wasted, but as she demonstrated, she's still a dead shot with her 44. Magnum. [[spoiler: A fact she demonstrated on a mind controlled Archer.]]

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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Mallory Archer]] Archer mostly spends her time complaining about things, and being wasted, but as she demonstrated, she's still a dead shot with her 44. Magnum. [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A fact she demonstrated on a mind controlled mind-controlled Archer.]]



* Wilma [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flinstone's]] mother, Mrs. Slaghoople, is another one of the "beat you with her purse" types, and her purse is made of rock.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Wilma [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flinstone's]] Flinstone's mother, Mrs. Slaghoople, is another one of the "beat you with her purse" types, and her purse is made of rock.



* Garage owner Gertie Growler in the 'Tom Slick' cartoons on ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle''. A big goon rudely confronts her and she tells him "Young man, you should always be ''polite'' to an old lady...[flattens him]...''especially'' an old lady who knows ''karate!''"

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* Garage owner Gertie Growler in the 'Tom Slick' "Tom Slick" cartoons on ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle''. A big goon rudely confronts her and she tells him "Young man, you should always be ''polite'' to an old lady... [flattens him]...him] ...''especially'' an old lady who knows ''karate!''"



* Z-Strap's grandmother from ''WesternAnimation/Zevo3'' takes this UpToEleven.

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* %%* Z-Strap's grandmother from ''WesternAnimation/Zevo3'' takes this UpToEleven.



* ''Perhaps your own grandmother''. She may have participated in WWII either as a first line combatant (USSR, several LaResistance movements), a second line combatant (the Lotta Corps of Finland), auxiliary (like WASP Corps), medic or perhaps she has been the original [[WrenchWench Rosie The Riveter]], making B-17s.
** Or, if you're Jewish, it's likely that she lived through the Holocaust. [[TheDeterminator A very different sort of badass]], but badass nonetheless.

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* ''Perhaps your own grandmother''. She may have participated in WWII either as a first line combatant (USSR, several LaResistance movements), a second line combatant (the Lotta Corps of Finland), auxiliary (like WASP Corps), medic or perhaps she has been the original [[WrenchWench Rosie The Riveter]], making B-17s.
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B-17s. Or, if you're Jewish, it's likely that she lived through the Holocaust. [[TheDeterminator A very different sort of badass]], but badass nonetheless.



* One episode of ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'' had a human interest story about a career criminal who tried to hold up the elderly owner - and actual grandmother - who owned a pawn shop with a gun, only for her to beat him senseless with a baseball bat after he ''broke a picture of her grandchildren''.

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* One episode of ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'' had a human interest story about a career criminal who tried to hold up the elderly owner - -- and actual grandmother - -- who owned a pawn shop with a gun, only for her to beat him senseless with a baseball bat after he ''broke a picture of her grandchildren''.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI_ai5evu1w Super Grandma Stops Robbery]]: A gang are robbing a shop in broad daylight. No-one tries to stop them; one person is taping it on their phone. Then, Super Grandma comes charging in from across the street to save the day, chasing off the robbers by ''beating them with her handbag''.
** And she doubles for a HandicappedBadass as it's said she suffers from leg arthritis!!

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI_ai5evu1w Super Grandma Stops Robbery]]: A gang are robbing a shop in broad daylight. No-one tries to stop them; one person is taping it on their phone. Then, Super Grandma comes charging in from across the street to save the day, chasing off the robbers by ''beating them with her handbag''.
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handbag''. And she doubles for a HandicappedBadass as it's said she suffers from leg arthritis!!



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Westheimer Ruth Westheimer]]. Yes, that Dr. Ruth. She was born in 1928. She fought as a ''sniper'' in the War of Israeli Independence. She is still very much active.
** She was born in 1928 in GERMANY, and pretty much got out in the nick of time in 1939. Her parents didn't make it. She came by her quite noticeable limp the hard way, being badly wounded by shellfire during the Israeli War Of Independence in 1948. ANY of the things listed here on their own would qualify her as a Badass.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Westheimer Ruth Westheimer]]. Yes, that Dr. Ruth. She was born in 1928. She fought as a ''sniper'' in the War of Israeli Independence. She is still very much active.
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active. She was born in 1928 in GERMANY, ''Germany'', and pretty much got out in the nick of time in 1939. Her parents didn't make it. She came by her quite noticeable limp the hard way, being badly wounded by shellfire during the Israeli War Of Independence in 1948. ANY of the things listed here on their own would qualify her as a Badass.



* In some Native American tribes, if you piss off Granny you will have all of the young men gunning for you.
** Some of the grannies cut out the middleman- [[http://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2013/09/24/lakota-and-dakota-grandmothers-take-and-burn-nazi-flag/ these Lakota and Dakota women]] captured a Neo-Nazi flag, took selfies with it, and burned it. ''Hoka hey''.
* Every single old person [[http://mb.melmyfinger.com/post/6131047852 who willingly lined up to clean radiation in Japan]] qualify as a Badass Grandma or Grandpa for [[HeroicSacrifice exposing themselves to radiation so younger people won't have to]].
** Not so surprising, considering Japanese culture. Still Badass.

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* In some Native American tribes, if you piss off Granny you will have all of the young men gunning for you.
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you. Some of the grannies cut out the middleman- middleman -- [[http://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2013/09/24/lakota-and-dakota-grandmothers-take-and-burn-nazi-flag/ these Lakota and Dakota women]] captured a Neo-Nazi flag, took selfies with it, and burned it. ''Hoka hey''.
* Every single old person [[http://mb.melmyfinger.com/post/6131047852 who willingly lined up to clean radiation in Japan]] qualify as a Badass Grandma or Grandpa for [[HeroicSacrifice exposing themselves to radiation so younger people won't have to]].
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to]]. Not so surprising, considering Japanese culture. Still Badass.



* Creator/CocoChanel, after a 15-year hiatus reopened her shop in 1954 after witnessing constrictive and ultrafeminine silhouettes worn after WorldWarTwo, and returned make innovated clothes until her death.

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* Creator/CocoChanel, after a 15-year hiatus reopened her shop in 1954 after witnessing constrictive and ultrafeminine silhouettes worn after WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and returned make innovated clothes until her death.



16th Jul '16 10:16:59 AM nombretomado
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* [[{{Archer}} Mallory Archer]] mostly spends her time complaining about things, and being wasted, but as she demonstrated, she's still a dead shot with her 44. Magnum. [[spoiler: A fact she demonstrated on a mind controlled Archer.]]

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* [[{{Archer}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} Mallory Archer]] mostly spends her time complaining about things, and being wasted, but as she demonstrated, she's still a dead shot with her 44. Magnum. [[spoiler: A fact she demonstrated on a mind controlled Archer.]]
12th Jul '16 12:07:22 PM magmablock
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'''s first post-launch character, Ana Amari, a skilled sniper who saw combat well into her 50s. At the time the game takes place, she's 60 and still going strong.
5th Jul '16 6:28:01 AM Willbyr
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4th Jul '16 12:46:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Niko's [[TheObiWan mentor]] Ariel from ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]''. You can definitely see where Niko developed her ActionGirl tendencies. The wicked sense of humor and her MomentOfAwesome versus the episode's CosmicHorror have made her a OneSceneWonder.

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* Niko's [[TheObiWan [[TheMentor mentor]] Ariel from ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]''. You can definitely see where Niko developed her ActionGirl tendencies. The wicked sense of humor and her MomentOfAwesome versus the episode's CosmicHorror have made her a OneSceneWonder.
30th Jun '16 4:16:10 PM JMQwilleran
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* [[http://countercurrentnews.com/2015/11/venus-green-cop-basement/]] A lady from Baltimore locks a policeman in her basement when he tries to execute a warrentless search on her home; she then sues the city and wins.

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* [[http://countercurrentnews.com/2015/11/venus-green-cop-basement/]] A lady from Baltimore locks a policeman in her basement when he tries to execute a warrentless warrantless search on her home; she then sues the city and wins.wins. It gets even better: the lady managed this after being placed in handcuffs for resisting the warrantless search.
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* Ida Lennox in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}''. She walks around in a MiniMecha and fights gigantic murder beasts, so she's definitely not someone to mess with.
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*[[http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/grandmother-perfume-swift-kick-rid-kidnapper-39894399 61-year-old grandmother]] is kidnapped by a man, forced to drive him in her car, then sprays him with perfume in the eyes, followed by literally kicking him out of the car.
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