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16th Jul '17 11:09:23 AM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''. In response to the eponymous team staging a bloodless coup, a BigBad brings back a stable of WW2 superheroes [[note]]Thinly veiled expies of the Comicbook/FreedomFighters team from DC[[/note]] who are decrepit and senile in a retirement home. He reverses their aging and turns up their powers and sets them loose to start a revolution. Things go very wrong. Now the leader of the team impales cops on the American flag and anyone who freely chose the Authority religion gets slaughtered.

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* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''. In response to the eponymous team staging a bloodless coup, a BigBad brings back a stable of WW2 [=WW2=] superheroes [[note]]Thinly veiled expies of the Comicbook/FreedomFighters team from DC[[/note]] who are decrepit and senile in a retirement home. He reverses their aging and turns up their powers and sets them loose to start a revolution. Things go very wrong. Now the leader of the team impales cops on the American flag and anyone who freely chose the Authority religion gets slaughtered.
6th Jul '17 1:05:55 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'' is set in a BadFuture where supervillains had united and taken over America. Very few of the old heroes are still around, much less the ones still active like Hawkeye: Wolverine has become a pacifist, Hawkeye is still fighting on despite [[HandicappedBadass becoming blind]] and the Hulk became [[FallenHero a corrupt, insane tyrant]] that governs his own territory in the East Coast with his family of [[CorruptHick Gamma-hybrid hillbillies]].


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* ''{{Film/Logan}}'' is about an old and retired ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, who now serves as a guardian to Professor Xavier, who has grown senile after the X-Men disbanded and there is no one left to care for him. However, he comes out from his retirement to protect a little girl pursued by a sinister organization and bring her to safety, in what its supposed to be [[TheLastDance his last adventure]].
9th Jun '17 2:50:48 PM nombretomado
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* Seemingly half the staff at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse. Earth Mother, the heavyset woman who used to be Flower Child back in the 60's, Dr. Yablonski the physics teacher who apparently had to retire when he lost an arm and a leg, and most importantly, the headmistress: Elizabeth Carson was the original Miss Champion back in the 1940's, and she is still superheroing. At least she has the 'ages at comic book rates' power too, so she currently looks like she is in her mid-thirties.

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* Seemingly half the staff at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Earth Mother, the heavyset woman who used to be Flower Child back in the 60's, Dr. Yablonski the physics teacher who apparently had to retire when he lost an arm and a leg, and most importantly, the headmistress: Elizabeth Carson was the original Miss Champion back in the 1940's, and she is still superheroing. At least she has the 'ages at comic book rates' power too, so she currently looks like she is in her mid-thirties.
21st May '17 9:26:20 PM ultimomant
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* Mr Legend from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. An unusual variationórather than being a young, athletic hero who since retired and let himself go, Mr. Legend performed many of his heroics whilst an overweight middle-aged man... and was no less effective for it. [[spoiler: Until he lost his powers.]]
** Worse, the first time we see him - in a flashback to how a young Kotetsu was inspired to become a hero - Mr Legend bears a certain similarity to, say, [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible]]. And then episode 16 comes around, and we find out just how badly [[spoiler: losing his powers]] affected Mr Legend. [[spoiler: Confronted with the reality of his fading powers and the fact that [=HeroTV=] stage arrests for him, Legend becomes an abusive alcoholic.]] Same Old Superhero, two ''very'' different sides.
* The short manga Manga/MeiCompany is an somewhat unique take on this trope. The characters are MagicalGirls whose powers start to disappear once they reach college age, so they are not technically "old" by normal standards. However, it is similar to other examples in that they have retired from fighting crime and often reminisce about their GloryDays.

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* Mr Legend from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. An unusual variationórather than being a young, athletic hero who since retired and let himself go, Mr. Legend performed many of his heroics whilst an overweight middle-aged man... and was no less effective for it. [[spoiler: Until he lost his powers.]]
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]] Worse, the first time we see him - in a flashback to how a young Kotetsu was inspired to become a hero - Mr Legend bears a certain similarity to, say, [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible]]. And then episode 16 comes around, and we find out just how badly [[spoiler: losing his powers]] affected Mr Legend. [[spoiler: Confronted with the reality of his fading powers and the fact that [=HeroTV=] stage arrests for him, Legend becomes an abusive alcoholic.]] Same Old Superhero, two ''very'' different sides.
* The short manga Manga/MeiCompany ''Manga/MeiCompany'' is an somewhat unique take on this trope. The characters are MagicalGirls whose powers start to disappear once they reach college age, so they are not technically "old" by normal standards. However, it is similar to other examples in that they have retired from fighting crime and often reminisce about their GloryDays.
30th Apr '17 9:27:39 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The short manga Manga/MeiCompany is an somewhat unique take on this trope. The characters are MagicalGirls whose powers start to disappear once they reach college age, so they are not technically "old" by normal standards. However, it is similar to other examples in that they have retired from fighting crime and often reminisce about their GloryDays.



** Mention must also be made of ComicBook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd, which features an aging, bearded Superman . . . who battles twin clones of Adolf Hitler.



* Mention must also be made of ComicBook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd, which features an aging, bearded Superman . . . who battles twin clones of Adolf Hitler.
30th Apr '17 9:18:07 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Mention must also be made of ComicBook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd, which features an aging, bearded Superman . . . who battles twin clones of Adolf Hitler.
12th Apr '17 2:06:35 AM WillBGood
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* The extremely short-lived ''Series/{{Legends of the Superheroes}}'' had, as its second and final episode, a CelebrityRoast for "Retired Man".

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* The extremely short-lived ''Series/{{Legends of the Superheroes}}'' had, as its second and final episode, a CelebrityRoast [[TheRoast Celebrity Roast]] for "Retired Man".
4th Apr '17 12:01:49 PM ngh93
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** The whole thing ultimately ends with a bunch of old men that need to be hospitalized, and the news programs blame the girls for not doing anything to stop it. To top it off, the usual closing shot instead features Bubbles and Buttercup glaring angrily down at poor Blossom.

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** The whole thing ultimately ends with a bunch of old men that need to be hospitalized, and the news programs blame the girls for not doing anything to stop it. To top it off, add insult to injury, the usual closing shot instead features Bubbles and Buttercup glaring angrily down at poor Blossom.
13th Feb '17 12:53:15 PM ngh93
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** The whole thing ultimately ends with a bunch of old men that need to be hospitalized, and the news programs blame the girls for not doing anything to stop it. To add insult to injury, the usual closing shot features Bubbles and Buttercup glaring at poor Blossom.

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** The whole thing ultimately ends with a bunch of old men that need to be hospitalized, and the news programs blame the girls for not doing anything to stop it. To add insult to injury, top it off, the usual closing shot instead features Bubbles and Buttercup glaring angrily down at poor Blossom.
13th Feb '17 12:52:24 PM ngh93
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** The whole thing ultimately ends with a bunch of old men that need to be hospitalized, and the news programs blame the girls for not doing anything to stop it.

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** The whole thing ultimately ends with a bunch of old men that need to be hospitalized, and the news programs blame the girls for not doing anything to stop it. To add insult to injury, the usual closing shot features Bubbles and Buttercup glaring at poor Blossom.
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