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17th Nov '17 3:17:05 AM Cryoclaste
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* All four of the Dragon Guardians from ''[[SpyroTheDragon The Legend of Spyro]]'' trilogy. While their age isn't mentioned, their words imply they're getting too old for the job, but that doesn't mean the Apes attacking the temple in the second game didn't get their butts kicked by the four of them. Yeah, Spyro and Cynder outclass them in the end, but that's what they were hoping for.

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* All four of the Dragon Guardians from ''[[SpyroTheDragon The Legend of Spyro]]'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' trilogy. While their age isn't mentioned, their words imply they're getting too old for the job, but that doesn't mean the Apes attacking the temple in the second game didn't get their butts kicked by the four of them. Yeah, Spyro and Cynder outclass them in the end, but that's what they were hoping for.
20th Oct '17 12:24:49 AM ReturnedYetAgain
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* The Archangel Michael is the second or third oldest angel in the universe in ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' -- and since he's also the Archangel of ''War'', he can take down just about any opponent or group of opponents you care to name. After he personally booted his older brother Lucifer out of Heaven, the rest of the demonic army [[OhCrap decided to show itself out.]]
14th Oct '17 4:58:02 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itosu_Anko Anko Itosu]], one of the founders of modern Karate, took on a much-publicized challenge for a fight between Judo (the Japanese Martial-Art) and Karate (the Okinawan Style) when he was in his late seventies. The Japanese were insulted and the Judo champion spent the first few minutes of the fight mocking the old man. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Itosu threw]] [[OneHitKO one]] [[CurbStompBattle punch]], [[IHitYouYouHitTheGround the other guy hit the ground]], and then Itosu helped revive the unconscious Judo champion.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itosu_Anko Anko Itosu]], Itosu,]] one of the founders of modern Karate, took on a much-publicized challenge for a fight between Judo (the Japanese Martial-Art) and Karate (the Okinawan Style) when he was in his late seventies. The Japanese were insulted and the Judo champion spent the first few minutes of the fight mocking the old man. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Itosu threw]] [[OneHitKO one]] [[CurbStompBattle punch]], [[IHitYouYouHitTheGround the other guy hit the ground]], and then Itosu helped revive the unconscious Judo champion.
14th Oct '17 4:57:23 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morihei_Ueshiba Ueshiba Morihei]], founder of Aikido, now pictured above. If that throw looks effortless, it's because he was above effort. In Japan he is referred to as O-Sensei, the Great Teacher. He's the OldMaster of ''other Old Masters''. It helps that Aikido is based on passivity and indirectness, but seriously, ''that guy was like 90 pounds''.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morihei_Ueshiba Ueshiba Morihei]], Morihei,]] founder of Aikido, now pictured above. If that throw looks effortless, it's because he was above effort. In Japan he is referred to as O-Sensei, the Great Teacher. He's the OldMaster of ''other Old Masters''. It helps that Aikido is based on passivity and indirectness, but seriously, ''that guy was like 90 pounds''.



* Master Lau Kar Leung. A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiIGGqC0Lv8 veteran]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngMR7k02H80 action]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M8OhVOBa7U star]] of the Hong Kong Cinema (he is best known for his movies which he made during the 1970s and 1980s for the Shaw Brothers Studio) as well as director and fight choreographer, as well as the grand master and practitioner of Hung Gar style of Kung Fu system (the inspiration for [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender earthbending]]), which was made famous by Chinese hero Wong Fei-Hung. Yes, that [[Film/OnceUponATimeInChina Wong Fei-Hung.]] Interestingly, Sifu Lau's father, Lau Cham, was a student of Lam Sai Wing, pupil of the legendary Wong Fei Hung. Today, he's in his late 70's and is still [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVAQVPZoWuE&feature=related active in films choreographing fight scenes]], and he is well respected from his colleagues and peers. His last starring role (as of yet) is in the film Drunken Monkey, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzeW2BL4MZQ as you can see,]] he's not mellowing with age. (He's almost 70 years old there, for crying out loud!)

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* Master Lau Kar Leung. A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiIGGqC0Lv8 veteran]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngMR7k02H80 action]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M8OhVOBa7U star]] of the Hong Kong Cinema (he is best known for his movies which he made during the 1970s and 1980s for the Shaw Brothers Studio) as well as director and fight choreographer, as well as the grand master and practitioner of Hung Gar style of Kung Fu system (the inspiration for [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender earthbending]]), which was made famous by Chinese hero Wong Fei-Hung. Yes, that [[Film/OnceUponATimeInChina Wong Fei-Hung.]] Interestingly, Sifu Lau's father, Lau Cham, was a student of Lam Sai Wing, pupil of the legendary Wong Fei Hung. Today, he's in his late 70's and is still [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVAQVPZoWuE&feature=related active in films choreographing fight scenes]], scenes,]] and he is well respected from his colleagues and peers. His last starring role (as of yet) is in the film Drunken Monkey, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzeW2BL4MZQ as you can see,]] he's not mellowing with age. (He's almost 70 years old there, for crying out loud!)
14th Oct '17 4:56:54 PM WillKeaton
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** One of his students who went on to join this trope was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gozo_Shioda Gozo Shioda]], best known for having fun with a doubtful Robert Kennedy's 210lbs bodyguard. Many people have seen the video of an [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA]] fighter exposing and pummeling a [[FakeUltimateHero fake Aikido master]] and self-proclaimed [[KiManipulation ki manipulator]]. What most don't know is that same fighter fought Shioda, who was over 70 at the time, and got his shoulder dislocated. Apparently, real Aikido masters only [[RealityIsUnrealistic look fake]] until they toss someone into the emergency room.
* According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiji Shiji]], the King of Wu was so impressed by Sun Tzu that he appointed him General after his first audience. Sun Tzu went on to enable several crushing military victories and establish the State of Wu as the dominant power in the region.

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** One of his students who went on to join this trope was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gozo_Shioda Gozo Shioda]], Shioda,]] best known for having fun with a doubtful Robert Kennedy's 210lbs bodyguard. Many people have seen the video of an [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA]] fighter exposing and pummeling a [[FakeUltimateHero fake Aikido master]] and self-proclaimed [[KiManipulation ki manipulator]]. What most don't know is that same fighter fought Shioda, who was over 70 at the time, and got his shoulder dislocated. Apparently, real Aikido masters only [[RealityIsUnrealistic look fake]] until they toss someone into the emergency room.
* According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiji Shiji]], Shiji,]] the King of Wu was so impressed by Sun Tzu that he appointed him General after his first audience. Sun Tzu went on to enable several crushing military victories and establish the State of Wu as the dominant power in the region.



* Master Lau Kar Leung. A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiIGGqC0Lv8 veteran]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngMR7k02H80 action]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M8OhVOBa7U star]] of the Hong Kong Cinema (he is best known for his movies which he made during the 1970s and 1980s for the Shaw Brothers Studio) as well as director and fight choreographer, as well as the grand master and practitioner of Hung Gar style of Kung Fu system (the inspiration for [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender earthbending]]), which was made famous by Chinese hero Wong Fei-Hung. Yes, that [[Film/OnceUponATimeInChina Wong Fei-Hung.]] Interestingly, Sifu Lau's father, Lau Cham, was a student of Lam Sai Wing, pupil of the legendary Wong Fei Hung. Today, he's in his late 70's and is still [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVAQVPZoWuE&feature=related active in films choreographing fight scenes]], and he is well respected from his colleagues and peers. His last starring role (as of yet) is in the film Drunken Monkey, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzeW2BL4MZQ as you can see]], he's not mellowing with age. (He's almost 70 years old there, for crying out loud!)

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* Master Lau Kar Leung. A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiIGGqC0Lv8 veteran]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngMR7k02H80 action]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M8OhVOBa7U star]] of the Hong Kong Cinema (he is best known for his movies which he made during the 1970s and 1980s for the Shaw Brothers Studio) as well as director and fight choreographer, as well as the grand master and practitioner of Hung Gar style of Kung Fu system (the inspiration for [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender earthbending]]), which was made famous by Chinese hero Wong Fei-Hung. Yes, that [[Film/OnceUponATimeInChina Wong Fei-Hung.]] Interestingly, Sifu Lau's father, Lau Cham, was a student of Lam Sai Wing, pupil of the legendary Wong Fei Hung. Today, he's in his late 70's and is still [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVAQVPZoWuE&feature=related active in films choreographing fight scenes]], and he is well respected from his colleagues and peers. His last starring role (as of yet) is in the film Drunken Monkey, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzeW2BL4MZQ as you can see]], see,]] he's not mellowing with age. (He's almost 70 years old there, for crying out loud!)
14th Oct '17 4:54:44 PM WillKeaton
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* The Old Man and Prof. Oak from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', according to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IsnAI5wAl0 this video]].

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* The Old Man and Prof. Oak from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', according to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IsnAI5wAl0 this video]].video.]]
14th Oct '17 4:53:38 PM WillKeaton
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* Saisyu Kusanagi, Chin Gensai, Takuma Sakazaki, and a number of others from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. Several of them got together to form the Old Man Team one year: Saisyu, Takuma and ColonelBadass Heidern (despite them not being ''that'' old, compared to Chin). In ''KOF 2002 Unlimited Match'', Chin joins the team in Saisyu's place, due to the game being a dream match for the ''99'' to ''2002'' editions and Bao occupying his position in the Psycho Soldier team. Lampshaded with their theme song, ''In Spite of One's Age'', a soft and relaxing tune. You may want to hear the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ZWxCCkjew '98 version]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHbjU6D1gcU 2002 Unlimited Match version]].

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* Saisyu Kusanagi, Chin Gensai, Takuma Sakazaki, and a number of others from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. Several of them got together to form the Old Man Team one year: Saisyu, Takuma and ColonelBadass Heidern (despite them not being ''that'' old, compared to Chin). In ''KOF 2002 Unlimited Match'', Chin joins the team in Saisyu's place, due to the game being a dream match for the ''99'' to ''2002'' editions and Bao occupying his position in the Psycho Soldier team. Lampshaded with their theme song, ''In Spite of One's Age'', a soft and relaxing tune. You may want to hear the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ZWxCCkjew '98 version]], version,]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHbjU6D1gcU 2002 Unlimited Match version]].version.]]
14th Oct '17 4:50:50 PM WillKeaton
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* A downplayed example shows with Tsume in ''[[http://ficwad.com/story/213011 Eroninja]]''. While "only" in her mid-40s, she's still well past her prime and it's noted a couple times that it's only her skill and experience that keeps her from losing challenges for Alpha of the Inuzuka clan. Though once she's bonded to Naruto, the [[FountainOfYouth reversion to her prime]] that comes with it has her mopping floors with the next several challengers.

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* A downplayed example shows with Tsume in ''[[http://ficwad.com/story/213011 Eroninja]]''. Eroninja.]]'' While "only" in her mid-40s, she's still well past her prime and it's noted a couple times that it's only her skill and experience that keeps her from losing challenges for Alpha of the Inuzuka clan. Though once she's bonded to Naruto, the [[FountainOfYouth reversion to her prime]] that comes with it has her mopping floors with the next several challengers.
14th Oct '17 4:43:10 AM DarkSoldier
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* In the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' series, Bo Rai Cho fills this roll. An ancient martial artist native to the Outworld who invented Drunken Fist, his many students include Li Mei, Kung Lao, and Liu Kang, the hero of the series. In the Konquest Mode of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'', it states that he was also the sensei of the 17th Century samurai Musō Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi, who was a RealLife personality. And he's no slouch himself. (In ''Deadly Alliance'', it is stated that the only reason he never took part in the original tournament in an attempt to defeat Shung Ti himself is because, as an Outworld native, Shao Khan would get credit for his victory, which was what Khan wanted in the first place.)

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* In the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' series, [[DrunkenMaster Bo Rai Cho Cho]] fills this roll.role. An ancient martial artist native to the Outworld who invented Drunken Fist, his many students include Li Mei, Kung Lao, and Liu Kang, the hero of the series. In the Konquest Mode of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'', it states that he was also the sensei of the 17th Century samurai Musō Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi, who was a RealLife personality. And he's no slouch himself. (In In ''Deadly Alliance'', it is stated that the only reason he never took part in the original tournament in an attempt to defeat Shung Ti Shang Tsung himself is because, as an Outworld native, Shao Khan Kahn would get credit for his victory, which was what Khan Kahn wanted in the first place.)



* Ford Cruller, from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', is a skilled and powerful Psychonaut, but after a fierce psychic battle long ago, he suffered brain damage that causes him to develop a SplitPersonality when he gets too far from a source of Psitanium (like that beneath Whispering Rocks camp). So instead, he works as MissionControl when he's not doing odd jobs around Whispering Rocks. He also ends up becoming Raz's psychic tutor.

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* Ford Cruller, from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', is a skilled and powerful Psychonaut, but after Psychonaut who suffered brain damage in a fierce psychic battle long ago, he suffered brain damage that causes him to develop a SplitPersonality when he gets too far from while ago. Now, unless he's near a source of Psitanium (like that beneath Whispering Rocks camp). camp), he slips into a number of [[SplitPersonality alternate personalities]]. So instead, he works as MissionControl when he's not doing odd jobs around Whispering Rocks. He also ends up becoming Raz's psychic tutor.
19th Sep '17 9:11:26 AM BeerBaron
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* The Greybeards from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', masters of the Way of the Voice and the Dragon Tongue. They have trained their voices to such an incredible extent that even a misplaced whisper could kill you instantly. When they greet you with a politely whispered "Dovahkiin", ''the whole mountain shakes'' from the force of it. When they spoke in full voice to summon you to High Hrothgar soon after your first dragon kill, ''all of Skyrim heard it''. It should be noted that this isn't just lore fluff, the four Greybeards are some of the highest level-[=NPCs=] in the game, with Arngeir sitting pretty at level 150.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has the Greybeards, masters of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]] (the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent draconic]] LanguageOfMagic). The Greybeards from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', masters of the Way of the Voice and the Dragon Tongue. They have trained their voices to such an incredible extent that even a misplaced whisper could kill you instantly. a person. They play a major part in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where they summon the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] to High Hrothgar, their monastery on the Throat of the World, the tallest mountain in Tamriel, for training in the Thu'um. When they greet you the Dragonborn with a politely whispered "Dovahkiin", ''the whole mountain shakes'' from the force of it. When Even when they spoke speak in full voice to summon you the Dragonborn to High Hrothgar soon after your first dragon kill, Hrothgar, ''all of Skyrim heard hears it''. It should be noted that this [[GamePlayAndStoryIntegration isn't just lore fluff, fluff]], the four Greybeards are some of the highest level-[=NPCs=] in the game, with Arngeir sitting pretty at level 150.
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