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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.
6th Sep '17 7:44:14 AM EthanLac
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* ''VideoGame/TheBattleCats'' features this trope in the form of [[BonusBoss Hermit Cat]], which is quite possibly the strongest enemy in the entire game.
3rd Sep '17 7:43:56 AM HalcyonDayz
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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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* 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 level-[=NPCs=] in the game, with Arngeir sitting pretty at level 150.



* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', there was originally going to be a battle with Prof. Oak, who apparently keeps the Pokémon neither you nor your rival chooses. He would have been the strongest Trainer in the game - even better than the Champion - but, for some reason, the battle was dummied out. However, using a GameShark, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7u2AbkkJ5I the battle]] can still be accessed.

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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', there was originally going to be a battle with Prof. Oak, who apparently keeps the Pokémon neither you nor your rival chooses. He would have been the strongest Trainer in the game - even better than the Champion - but, for some reason, the battle was dummied out. However, using a GameShark, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7u2AbkkJ5I the battle]] can still be accessed.
31st Aug '17 4:08:03 AM StFan
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* Fo Fai from ''BattleArenaToshinden''. According to the manual, he's 103 when the first tournament starts.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has Maat, the old man responsible for raising the level cap from 50 to 75 (or just to 70 on a few expansion jobs). He uses both WaxOnWaxOff and TrainingFromHell methods to raise your limits, but you never take him too seriously, and think he's [[TheMentor just an advisor]]... then you go to break the 70-75 cap, which has you fight him, and most likely see him gleefully rend you into paste, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard even unfairly so.]] Simply put, anyone who's 75 respects him. Or hates him. It kinda varies.
** Love him or hate him, you have to respect him. Even if you fought Maat as a Red Mage [[NintendoHard back in the days before he was nerfed]], you have to smile when you see Maat whalloping the crap out of enemies [[TimeyWimeyBall in the past]] in the ''Wings of the Goddess'' expansion.

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* Fo Fai from ''BattleArenaToshinden''.''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden''. According to the manual, he's 103 when the first tournament starts.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has Maat, the old man responsible for raising the level cap from 50 to 75 (or just to 70 on a few expansion jobs). He uses both WaxOnWaxOff and TrainingFromHell methods to raise your limits, but you never take him too seriously, and think he's [[TheMentor just an advisor]]... then you go to break the 70-75 cap, which has you fight him, and most likely see him gleefully rend you into paste, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard even unfairly so.]] Simply put, anyone who's 75 respects him. Or hates him. It kinda varies.
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varies. Love him or hate him, you have to respect him. Even if you fought Maat as a Red Mage [[NintendoHard back in the days before he was nerfed]], you have to smile when you see Maat whalloping the crap out of enemies [[TimeyWimeyBall in the past]] in the ''Wings of the Goddess'' expansion.



* Gen from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' games. He's actually a BloodKnight in ''at least'' his 70's who is deathly ill but prefers to die in a fight than succumb to his illness.
** Also from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Gouken, the elder brother of Akuma and the legendary master of Ryu and Ken. Initially only known through backstory and [[BlindIdiotTranslation rumors]], he was finally made playable in the home ports of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.

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* Gen from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' games. ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':
** Gen.
He's actually a BloodKnight in ''at least'' his 70's '70s who is deathly ill ill, but prefers to die in a fight than succumb to his illness.
** Also from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Gouken, the elder brother of Akuma and the legendary master of Ryu and Ken. Initially only known through backstory and [[BlindIdiotTranslation rumors]], he was finally made playable in the home ports of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.



* Master Xehanort in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' is the BigBad of the game [[spoiler:and more or less the entire franchise]] and is a hunched-over old man. However, in spite of his age he's still one of the most powerful entities in the series so far--in the cutscene before the final battles of the three storylines, he raises plateaus of earth into the air and creates a [[StormOfBlades whirlwind of Keyblades]] to attack the heroes with, all with a few waves of the hand. And when one of the heroes, Ven, gets close enough to attack, Xehanort [[FlashStep evades the sneak attack]], [[NeckLift holds Ven in the air by the head]], [[HumanPopsicle and freezes him solid]]. Then the time the actual boss battle comes around, and he averts CutscenePowerToTheMax by doing ''all'' of those things as attacks. [[PlayingWithATrope However]], he's not content with being unable to unleash his full power just because his body's too old and feeble to handle it, [[spoiler:which is why he spends most of the game corrupting one of the heroes, Terra, so that he can [[GrandTheftMe steal his body]] at the right opportunity. As seen with the resulting Terra-Xehanort, as well as his younger self, he's even more horrifyingly powerful when he has a body that won't give out at a moment's notice]].
* Edge Master from the VideoGame/SoulSeries. He is Kilik's master and can also use every weapon in the game with equal proficiency to its owner. One of the oldest, non-immortal characters in the series (though his actual age is unknown).
* 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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* Master Xehanort in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' is the BigBad of the game [[spoiler:and more or less the entire franchise]] and is a hunched-over old man. However, in spite of his age he's still one of the most powerful entities in the series so far--in far -- in the cutscene before the final battles of the three storylines, he raises plateaus of earth into the air and creates a [[StormOfBlades whirlwind of Keyblades]] to attack the heroes with, all with a few waves of the hand. And when one of the heroes, Ven, gets close enough to attack, Xehanort [[FlashStep evades the sneak attack]], [[NeckLift holds Ven in the air by the head]], [[HumanPopsicle and freezes him solid]]. Then the time the actual boss battle comes around, and he averts CutscenePowerToTheMax by doing ''all'' of those things as attacks. [[PlayingWithATrope However]], he's not content with being unable to unleash his full power just because his body's too old and feeble to handle it, [[spoiler:which is why he spends most of the game corrupting one of the heroes, Terra, so that he can [[GrandTheftMe steal his body]] at the right opportunity. As seen with the resulting Terra-Xehanort, as well as his younger self, he's even more horrifyingly powerful when he has a body that won't give out at a moment's notice]].
* Edge Master from the VideoGame/SoulSeries.''VideoGame/SoulSeries''. He is Kilik's master and can also use every weapon in the game with equal proficiency to its owner. One of the oldest, non-immortal characters in the series (though his actual age is unknown).
* The Greybeards from VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim, ''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''.
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it''. It should be noted that this isn't just lore fluff, the four Greybeards are some of the highest level NPCs level-NPCs in the game, with Arngeir sitting pretty at level 150.



* ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'': [[spoiler:Krillin]] from U9.

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* ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'': ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'': [[spoiler:Krillin]] from U9.



** Bruce Wayne from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is definitely an example of this trope. Stooped over and forced to rely on a cane to help him walk, he still stares daggers through anyone who would presume to show him his place, and is more than capable of beating the holy howling tar out of an entire motorcycle gang by himself, standing almost completely still, with [[CaneFu nothing but his cane]]. This plus his still-razor-sharp mind and the experience of his years as the original Batman makes him somehow ''more'' intimidating than when he was in his physical prime. This is proven in an episode where his younger self visits the future, forcing ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' to play ''[[GoodCopBadCop good cop]]'' to Old Man Wayne.

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** Bruce Wayne from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is definitely an example of this trope. Stooped over and forced to rely on a cane to help him walk, he still stares daggers through anyone who would presume to show him his place, and is more than capable of beating the holy howling tar out of an entire motorcycle gang by himself, standing almost completely still, with [[CaneFu nothing but his cane]]. This plus his still-razor-sharp mind and the experience of his years as the original Batman makes him somehow ''more'' intimidating than when he was in his physical prime. This is proven in an episode where his younger self visits the future, forcing ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' ''Batman'' to play ''[[GoodCopBadCop good cop]]'' to Old Man Wayne.



-->''(to Kai)'' "You are not ready to face my pinky toe!"
* Jasmine Lee in ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' is the protagonist's grandma (called "Ah Mah" 'literally' grandma in pin yin ) and the previous [[TheChosenOne mantle bearer]] of the Te Xuan Ze role. Having at least sixty years of fighting experience under her belt, she trains Juniper in being a better protector and guardian. Even though she experiences some backlash from her age, she still manages to wipe the floor, whether the enemy is a huge monster or an army of magically-enhanced magic-hating humans.

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-->''(to Kai)'' "You -->'''Sensei Wu:''' ''[to Kai]'' You are not ready to face my pinky toe!"
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* Jasmine Lee in ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' is the protagonist's grandma (called "Ah Mah" 'literally' Mah", ''literally'' grandma in pin yin ) yin) and the previous [[TheChosenOne mantle bearer]] of the Te Xuan Ze role. Having at least sixty years of fighting experience under her belt, she trains Juniper in being a better protector and guardian. Even though she experiences some backlash from her age, she still manages to wipe the floor, whether the enemy is a huge monster or an army of magically-enhanced magic-hating humans.
27th Aug '17 2:24:13 PM DarkHunter
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** Master Roshi, who is the founder of the Turtle Style School and the inventor of the Kamehameha.

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** Master Roshi, who is the founder of the Turtle Style School and the inventor of the Kamehameha. While he's long since been surpassed in sheer strength by his pupils, ''Dragonball Super'' proves that he is still an incredibly skilled fighter when he takes part in the Tournament of Power (featuring 80 of the best warriors from ''eight different universes''), and takes down three fighters entirely on his own.
25th Aug '17 1:10:52 PM CosmicFerret
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* Ten Winds of ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation''. Ten's a Terrestrial Exalt, the weakest {{Exalted}} type - but he's badass enough to make other, nominally more powerful Exalted think twice about facing him.

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* Ten Winds of ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation''. Ten's a Terrestrial Exalt, the weakest {{Exalted}} TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} type - but he's badass enough to make other, nominally more powerful Exalted think twice about facing him.
13th Aug '17 5:45:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Subverted: the Old Master -- who comes complete with mysteriousness, tea drinking, and repeated comments about today's youth -- [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld looks like a ten year old girl]], has a crush on the main character, [[NobleDemon insists she is utterly evil]], and makes at least token attempts to turn her students to TheDarkSide whenever the topic of conversation veers anywhere near a decent opening. Well, that and an occasional detour into [[TheVamp vamp]] territory, which generally fails spectacularly due to the fact that her [[KidHero main pupil/object of her affections]] ''is'' [[{{Shotacon}} ten]]. Oh, and it is not just magic, for she has been studying Aikijujutsu for the past century and probably learned it from the fellow who originated same.

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** Subverted: the Old Master -- who comes complete with mysteriousness, tea drinking, and repeated comments about today's youth -- [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld looks like a ten year old girl]], has a crush on the main character, [[NobleDemon insists she is utterly evil]], and makes at least token attempts to turn her students to TheDarkSide whenever the topic of conversation veers anywhere near a decent opening. Well, that and an occasional detour into [[TheVamp vamp]] territory, which generally fails spectacularly due to the fact that her [[KidHero main pupil/object of her affections]] ''is'' [[{{Shotacon}} ten]].ten. Oh, and it is not just magic, for she has been studying Aikijujutsu for the past century and probably learned it from the fellow who originated same.
30th Jun '17 1:10:04 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Beware of any [[ProudWarriorRace krogan]] who has lived past the age of 1,000. Since krogan are predisposed to spend their lives in combat, very few of them reach old age... and those that ''do'' have seen more battles than every human in an army put together. Such krogan are often known as "Battlemasters" and are considered some of the most dangerous warriors in all of existence.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Beware of any [[ProudWarriorRace krogan]] who has lived past the age of 1,000. Since krogan are predisposed to spend their lives in combat, very few of them reach old age... and those that ''do'' have probably seen more battles than every human in an army put together. Such krogan are often known as "Battlemasters" and are considered some of the most dangerous warriors in all of existence.
30th Jun '17 1:08:12 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Beware of any [[ProudWarriorRace krogan]] who has lived past the age of 1,000. Since krogan are predisposed to spend their lives in combat, very few of them reach old age... and those that ''do'' have seen more battles than every human in an army put together. Such krogan are often known as "Battlemasters" and are considered some of the most dangerous warriors in all of existence.
3rd Jun '17 2:55:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* Dr. Herb from ''GoldCoinComics''.

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* Dr. Herb from ''GoldCoinComics''.''Webcomic/GoldCoinComics''.
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