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30th May '16 8:43:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ending to ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' shows that [[spoiler:Claes and Rico]] retired from being TykeBomb ChildSoldiers to live their remaining days on a boat.

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* The ending to ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' shows that [[spoiler:Claes and Rico]] retired from being TykeBomb ChildSoldiers to live their [[YourDaysAreNumbered remaining days days]] on a boat.
30th May '16 8:38:48 PM Pichu-kun
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* Ginji from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' also qualifies. Initially appearing as a big, imposing, but polite fellow selling masks at a festival, his identity as a retired assassin for the Yakuza was soon made apparent when Hotel Moscow tried muscling in on Yakuza territory.

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Ginji from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' also qualifies. Initially appearing as a big, imposing, but polite fellow selling masks at a festival, his identity as a retired assassin for the Yakuza was soon made apparent when Hotel Moscow tried muscling in on Yakuza territory.



* [[spoiler:Post-TimeSkip Yoko]] from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' finds a calm job as an [[HotLibrarian elementary school teacher]], occasionally fighting against bandits in Ganmens. [[spoiler:That is, until the Anti-Spirals arrive to wreck massive havoc on Kamina City.]]

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* [[spoiler:Post-TimeSkip ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
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Yoko]] from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' finds a calm job as an [[HotLibrarian elementary school teacher]], occasionally fighting against bandits in Ganmens. [[spoiler:That is, until the Anti-Spirals arrive to wreck massive havoc on Kamina City.]]



* Genkai from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' had been happily retired for years before she took Yusuke on as an apprentice and promptly got dragged right back into the crap she'd worked so hard to get out of.

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Genkai from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' had been happily retired for years before she took Yusuke on as an apprentice and promptly got dragged right back into the crap she'd worked so hard to get out of.



* Miya, the woman who runs Izumo Inn in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' is in fact Sekirei #1 (though not a "Sekirei" as such, presumably because she was already mature when the Sekirei were discovered), and apparently the most powerful of all (in a flashback, she takes out a battleship with a single swing of her sword!). For reasons that aren't clear, she's hellbent on preventing the protagonist from finding this out (his Sekirei, of course, all know. 2 of them fought alongside her, in fact.), to the point of subtly threatening people who try to reveal more than she wants them to.
** Apparently she gave up fighting due to the influence of her late husband, the partner of Minaka (the man running the whole Sekirei game) [[spoiler: who presumably either murdered her husband or had him murdered. When asked what she would have done if she'd been told about another character's intentions to kill Minaka, [[http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9417/sekireiv07c62103.png this is her reply]].]].

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* Miya, the woman who runs Izumo Inn in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' is in fact Sekirei #1 (though not a "Sekirei" as such, presumably because she was already mature when the Sekirei were discovered), and apparently the most powerful of all (in a flashback, she takes out a battleship with a single swing of her sword!). For reasons that aren't clear, she's hellbent on preventing the protagonist from finding this out (his Sekirei, of course, all know. 2 of them fought alongside her, in fact.), to the point of subtly threatening people who try to reveal more than she wants them to.
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to. Apparently she gave up fighting due to the influence of her late husband, the partner of Minaka (the man running the whole Sekirei game) [[spoiler: who presumably either murdered her husband or had him murdered. When asked what she would have done if she'd been told about another character's intentions to kill Minaka, [[http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9417/sekireiv07c62103.png this is her reply]].]].



* [[Anime/SamuraiChamploo Kariya]] [[BigBad Kagetoki]]. While he spends most of the series gardening and listening to reports of what's happening to the main characters, their exploits eventually coax him out of retirement...and that is is a very bad thing for Jin, Mugen, and Fuu.
* Kira Yamato starts off like this in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny''. Though it's not long before circumstances get so dire that he decides step out of retirement. It helps that [[spoiler: the BigBad tried to assassinate his girlfriend]].

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* [[Anime/SamuraiChamploo Kariya]] [[BigBad Kagetoki]].''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': The BigBad, Kariya Kagetoki. While he spends most of the series gardening and listening to reports of what's happening to the main characters, their exploits eventually coax him out of retirement...and that is is a very bad thing for Jin, Mugen, and Fuu.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'':
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Kira Yamato starts off like this in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny''.this. Though it's not long before circumstances get so dire that he decides step out of retirement. It helps that [[spoiler: the BigBad tried to assassinate his girlfriend]].



* The ending to ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' shows that [[spoiler:Claes and Rico]] retired from being TykeBomb ChildSoldiers to live their remaining days on a boat.
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.



* In the ''KingdomHearts'' series, Yen Sid used to be a Keyblade master on par with Eraqus and Xehanort. But he retired and passed his knowledge onto Mickey, which [[MemeticBadass turned out well.]]

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* In the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, Yen Sid used to be a Keyblade master on par with Eraqus and Xehanort. But he retired and passed his knowledge onto Mickey, which [[MemeticBadass turned out well.]]



* ''Pokemon''

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* ''Pokemon''''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''



** Steven Stone, the League Champion of ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'', steps down from his position in Emerald, letting Wallace take his position instead, while Wallace's mentor Juan takes over things as the Sootopolis Gym Leader. You have the option of hunting down Steven in Meteor Falls and challenging him to battle; his Pokemon are even stronger than his team as Champion.
** ''Professor Oak'' was intended to fight the player at some point in development of the first generation of games, as his team still exists in the game data (and can be fought with codes or glitches). He would have had a team of the highest level Pokemon in the game (tied with Mewtwo at Lv. 70) and be one of two trainers to have a decent team setup.
*** And since Oak is permitted to enter the hall of fame it is subtly implied he was once a champion in the canon storyline too.
*** In ''PokemonSpecial'', [[spoiler: Oak enters the Pokemon League finals as "Dr. O". He defeats Blue fairly easily. When Green tells him that he'll have to face either Green or Red in the finals, Oak forfeits, saying he already won a championship and he doesn't need another.]]
** Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Alder gets called out of retirement to put a stop to N's ascent to power, but he's badly out of practice, and N easily defeats him. Reconstructed post-game when Alder starts training again and becomes a BonusBoss, a position he keeps in the sequels.

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** Steven Stone, the League Champion of ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'', ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', steps down from his position in Emerald, ''Emerald'', letting Wallace take his position instead, while Wallace's mentor Juan takes over things as the Sootopolis Gym Leader. You have the option of hunting down Steven in Meteor Falls and challenging him to battle; his Pokemon are even stronger than his team as Champion.
Champion. The remakes make him a champion again.
** ''Professor Oak'' was intended [[WhatCouldHaveBeen intended]] to fight the player at some point in development of the first generation of games, as his team still exists in the game data (and can be fought with codes or glitches). He would have had a team of the highest level Pokemon in the game (tied with Mewtwo at Lv. 70) and be one of two trainers to have a decent team setup. \n*** And Also, since Oak is permitted to enter the hall of fame it is subtly implied he was once a champion in the canon storyline too.
*** In ''PokemonSpecial'', [[spoiler: Oak enters the Pokemon League finals as "Dr. O". He defeats Blue fairly easily. When Green tells him that he'll have to face either Green or Red in the finals, Oak forfeits, saying he already won a championship and he doesn't need another.]]
** Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Alder gets called out of retirement to put a stop to N's ascent to power, but he's badly out of practice, and N easily defeats him. Reconstructed post-game when Alder starts training again and becomes a BonusBoss, a position he keeps in [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 the sequels.sequels]].


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* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' has Cap'n Cuttlefish, who fought in the Great Turf War decades ago. He is also the BadassGrandpa of [[spoiler:Callie and Marie]].
26th May '16 6:34:44 PM GregPagano
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* Downplayed with Iraq War veteran Ssgt Michael Nantz from ''Film/BattleLosAngeles'' before aliens' world invasion, who is two days from retirement; however, he is called to defend Los Angeles when they do so [[spoiler: and destroy one of their command centers later on]].
24th May '16 3:59:03 PM Discar
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* Averted in Literature/{{Discworld}} with Cohen the Barbarian. Despite age, wealth, taking over an empire, and plenty of other reason to retire, Cohen and his Silver Horde comrades utterly refuse to retire. [[spoiler: Even after their deaths in a RageAgainstTheHeavens arc, their spirits refuse an afterlife that seems to be everything they want.]]
*** While Cohen averted the trope, it was played straight in ''The Last Hero'' with Vena.

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* Averted in Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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with Cohen the Barbarian. Despite age, wealth, taking over an empire, and plenty of other reason to retire, Cohen and his Silver Horde comrades utterly refuse to retire. [[spoiler: Even after their deaths in a RageAgainstTheHeavens arc, their spirits refuse an afterlife that seems to be everything they want.]]
*** While Cohen averted the trope, it was played ** Played straight in ''The Last Hero'' with Vena.
23rd May '16 3:24:18 PM SausageMahoney
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* By the time of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the surviving members of the Gaang have all become this in varying capacities. Katara is still a master healer, but is not nearly as active as she once was, Zuko has [[AbdicateTheThrone abdicated his Fire Lord title]] to his daughter, but still [[CoolOldGuy acts as an advocate for world peace]], and Toph has [[TheHermit retreated to a solitary life]] in the Foggy Swamp. Of the three, only Toph "comes out of retirement" by fighting to protect her family. This is justified, since they're all in their 80's, and doing any active fighting would be incredibly dangerous for them - except for Toph, because, well, [[NeverMessWithGranny she's Toph]].

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* By the time of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the surviving members of the Gaang have all become this in varying capacities. Katara is still a master healer, but is not nearly as active as she once was, Zuko has [[AbdicateTheThrone abdicated his Fire Lord title]] to his daughter, but still [[CoolOldGuy acts as an advocate for world peace]], and Toph has [[TheHermit retreated to a solitary life]] [[spoiler: in the Foggy Swamp. Swamp.]] Of the three, only Toph "comes out of retirement" by fighting to protect her family. doing any actual prolonged fighting. This is justified, [[RealityEnsues since they're all in their 80's, 80's]], and doing any much active fighting would be incredibly dangerous for them - except for Toph, because, well, [[NeverMessWithGranny she's Toph]].
23rd May '16 3:17:27 PM SausageMahoney
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* By the time of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the surviving members of the Gaang have all become this in varying capacities. Katara is still a master healer, but is not nearly as active as she once was, Zuko has [[AbdicateTheThrone abdicated his Fire Lord title]] to his daughter, but still [[CoolOldGuy acts as an advocate for world peace]], and Toph has [[TheHermit retreated to a solitary life]] in the Foggy Swamp. Of the three, only Toph "comes out of retirement" by fighting to protect her family. This is justified, since they're all in their 80's, and doing any active fighting would be incredibly dangerous for them - except for Toph, because, well, [[NeverMessWithGranny she's Toph]].
23rd May '16 6:58:27 AM PaulA
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* Creator/DavidGemmell's Druss the Legend ... in his forties and already retired when he fought at Skeln Pass and in his sixties when he came out of retirement again to fight at Dros Delnoch in ''Literature/{{Legend}}''. Death offers him another twenty years' life, or a glorious death, at the beginning of the novel...

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* In Creator/DavidGemmell's ''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' saga, Druss the Legend ... Legend -- in his forties and already retired when he fought at Skeln Pass and in his sixties when he came out of retirement again to fight at Dros Delnoch in ''Literature/{{Legend}}''. Death offers him another twenty years' life, or a glorious death, at the beginning of the novel...
21st May '16 10:38:49 PM Yuihime
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** Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Alder gets called out of retirement to put a stop to N's ascent to power, but he's badly out of practice, and the player character arrives as N finishes mopping the floor with him. Reconstructed post-game when Alder starts training again and becomes a BonusBoss.
*** Played straight in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', where he has retired, but is still a BonusBoss

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** Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Alder gets called out of retirement to put a stop to N's ascent to power, but he's badly out of practice, and the player character arrives as N finishes mopping the floor with easily defeats him. Reconstructed post-game when Alder starts training again and becomes a BonusBoss.
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BonusBoss, a position he keeps in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', where he has retired, but is still a BonusBoss the sequels.
28th Apr '16 2:48:14 AM Kreyser
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* Most former Gurkhas are this, but one honorable mention should go to Bishnu Shresthra who single-handedly subdued FORTY fully-armed train robbers with only a [[KukrisAreKool notorious traditional knife]].
11th Apr '16 5:36:10 PM SomberCaelifera
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** It doesn't take any great leap of the imagination to see the First Doctor companion Ian Chesterton as belonging here. People often remark on the incongruity of a Secondary School science teacher apparently being able to nonchalontly kick various kinds of arse. Glance at a calendar and do some mental arithmetic, and you'll realise that, as a man in his late-30's/early-40's in 1963, Ian [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII probably had quite an important event tucked away in his backstory.]] You can bet that not even the mental kids acted up in ''his'' class.

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** It doesn't take any great leap of the imagination to see the First Doctor companion Ian Chesterton as belonging here. People often remark on the incongruity of a Secondary School science teacher apparently being able to nonchalontly nonchalantly kick various kinds of arse. Glance at a calendar and do some mental arithmetic, and you'll realise that, as a man in his late-30's/early-40's in 1963, Ian [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII probably had quite an important event tucked away in his backstory.]] You can bet that not even the mental kids acted up in ''his'' class.
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