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23rd Aug '16 2:09:58 AM WillBGood
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* Creator/StephenKing's "[[Literature/DifferentSeasons Apt Pupil]]" focuses on a Nazi general who's killed thousands of people, escapes to America and lives a quiet life in a small town.
14th Aug '16 12:57:59 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Literature/{{Eragon}}'' has Brom, who's living as an old storyteller in Eragon's home village.
8th Aug '16 12:29:17 PM Ohio9
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* In UnderSiege2DarkTerritory, Casey Ryback is a retired Navy SEAL working as the head chef for a restaurant at the start of the film.

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* In UnderSiege2DarkTerritory, ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'', Casey Ryback is a retired Navy SEAL working as the head chef for a restaurant at the start of the film.
8th Aug '16 12:25:11 PM Ohio9
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* In UnderSiege2DarkTerritory, Casey Ryback is a retired Navy SEAL working as the head chef for a restaurant at the start of the film.
5th Aug '16 8:03:06 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', the HCP staff at Lander University is almost exclusively made up of former Heroes (the one who is stated to never having been a Hero used to work for a corporation and is ''extremely'' good at combat despite his age). This is necessary, since the program is designed to put dozens of Super students through a TrainingFromHell until only ten are left in the graduating class (only the best of the best are allowed to be given such great responsibilities), so only those who have themselves gone through the program can properly train them. Blaine Jeffries, the Dean of the HCP at Lander, is himself from the so-called "Class of Legends" and is considered by many to be one of the strongest Heroes alive due to his PowerNullifier ability. Both Coach George and his successor Professor Fletcher firmly believe that AsskickingEqualsAuthority and prove themselves to their students by thoroughly beating all of them at once.
1st Aug '16 11:11:49 AM 24601is2460done
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* Orym, at the beginning of ''AshAndCinders''. He was living a quiet life as a lovable lunatic in the Smallwood due to an as-yet unexplained event that made him decide to give up being a Wizard.
26th Jul '16 5:50:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Granny Chiyo from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. First portrayed as a doddering, almost-senile old woman who wants nothing more to do with her village and its politics, beyond berating the village elders of Sungakure for relying on Konoha instead of training to be more powerful themselves. [[spoiler: Then she and a young CombatMedic with SuperStrength, Sakura Haruno, make a ''formidable'' team up and defeat Sasori, Chiyo's own grandson/pupil and member of the [[BigBad Akatsuki]] -- using puppets that were built by Chiyo herself, as well as better made and with more tricks/better builts than Sasori's own.]] Notable in that the aforementioned [[spoiler: Sasori]] is one of the most powerful member of the Akatsuki, an organization exclusively composed of unbelievably badass rogue ninja who generally require a combination of multiple high-level protagonists and convenient plot devices to take down. Put in context; [[spoiler: Pain, who killed half the supporting cast of the series and destroyed the hero's hometown single-handedly, basically just has the ability to manipulate six nearly-indestructible corpses at once and utilize powerful jutsu through them. Sasori could do this with a hundred corpse "dolls" at a time. Although Pain had the good sense [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy not to tell his opponents all about how his powers worked]]]]. Then she brings [[spoiler: [[DarkMagicalGirl Gaara]] back from the dead, not only pulling an HeroicSacrifice for him, but atoning for having sealed the Shukaku in Gaara as a newborn, [[DefectorFromDecadence which is the reason why she left Sunagakure in the first place]].]]

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* Granny Chiyo from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. First portrayed as a doddering, almost-senile old woman who wants nothing more to do with her village and its politics, beyond berating the village elders of Sungakure for relying on Konoha instead of training to be more powerful themselves. [[spoiler: Then she and a young CombatMedic with SuperStrength, Sakura Haruno, make a ''formidable'' team up and defeat Sasori, Chiyo's own grandson/pupil and member of the [[BigBad Akatsuki]] -- using puppets that were built by Chiyo herself, as well as better made and with more tricks/better builts than Sasori's own.]] Notable in that the aforementioned [[spoiler: Sasori]] is one of the most powerful member of the Akatsuki, an organization exclusively composed of unbelievably badass rogue ninja who generally require a combination of multiple high-level protagonists and convenient plot devices to take down. Put in context; [[spoiler: Pain, who killed half the supporting cast of the series and destroyed the hero's hometown single-handedly, basically just has the ability to manipulate six nearly-indestructible corpses at once and utilize powerful jutsu through them. Sasori could do this with a hundred corpse "dolls" at a time. Although Pain had the good sense [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy not to tell his opponents all about how his powers worked]]]].worked]]. Then she brings [[spoiler: [[DarkMagicalGirl Gaara]] back from the dead, not only pulling an HeroicSacrifice for him, but atoning for having sealed the Shukaku in Gaara as a newborn, [[DefectorFromDecadence which is the reason why she left Sunagakure in the first place]].]]



* Slappy Squirrel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. The premise behind her segments is that she's a veteran from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, and as a result, is far more GenreSavvy than usual, and wise to the tricks that cartoon villains pull. (Most of her enemies are from that era too, and bother her out of an obsession for revenge, but [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain they aren't nearly as smart.]])

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* Slappy Squirrel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. The premise behind her segments is that she's a veteran from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, and as a result, is far more GenreSavvy than usual, and wise to the tricks that cartoon villains pull. (Most of her enemies are from that era too, and bother her out of an obsession for revenge, but [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain they aren't nearly as smart.]])
24th Jul '16 8:30:07 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' has a semi-retired badass in TheCaptain, Jamil Neate. A former AcePilot and Newtype from the last war, his cockpit phobia prevents him from piloting mobile suits. Instead he uses his leadership and tactical ability to lead a scavenger ship across the landscape in a quest to protect other Newtypes from exploitation. He eventually starts getting treatment for his phobia so he can get back in the pilot's seat again.



In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', [[spoiler: Professor Oak]] enters the Pokemon League finals as [[spoiler:"Dr. O"]]. He defeats Blue fairly easily. When Green tells him that he'll have to face either Green or Red in the finals, [[spoiler:Oak]] forfeits, saying he already won a championship and he doesn't need another.

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* In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', [[spoiler: Professor Oak]] enters the Pokemon League finals as [[spoiler:"Dr. O"]]. He defeats Blue fairly easily. When Green tells him that he'll have to face either Green or Red in the finals, [[spoiler:Oak]] forfeits, saying he already won a championship and he doesn't need another.
9th Jul '16 11:44:49 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', Turaga are Toa who retired by sacrificing their powers to save Matoran. The only ones we've seen this happen to did it as self-sacrifice (and for all we know that may be the only way ''to'' do it), so they tend to be of the zen variant.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
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Turaga are Toa who retired by sacrificing their powers to save Matoran. The only ones we've seen this happen to did it as self-sacrifice (and for all we know that may be the only way ''to'' do it), so they tend to be of the zen variant.
4th Jul '16 1:10:07 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare: TheObiWan, OlderAndWiser, OldMaster, CoolOldGuy, OldSuperhero, RetiredGunfighter. Compare and contrast to RetiredMonster and RetiredOutlaw. A retired badass is one of the more common types of HeroicNeutral. Those that are willing to come entirely out of retirement to help a hero, (such as the StudentAndMasterTeam, for example) need to beware the MentorOccupationalHazard, or at the least of being less badass than they used to be because they're FeelingTheirAge. Might be the fate of a KidHeroAllGrownUp.

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Compare: TheObiWan, OlderAndWiser, OldMaster, CoolOldGuy, OldSuperhero, RetiredGunfighter. Compare and contrast to RetiredMonster and RetiredOutlaw. A retired badass is one of the more common types of HeroicNeutral. Those that are willing to come entirely out of retirement to help a hero, (such as the StudentAndMasterTeam, for example) need to beware the MentorOccupationalHazard, or at the least of being less badass than they used to be because they're FeelingTheirAge. Might be the fate of a KidHeroAllGrownUp.
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