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14th May '18 4:35:41 PM caivu
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* In ''ComicBook/TheSilencer'', protagonist Honor Guest is a retired assassin formerly employed by Leviathan.
5th May '18 1:37:17 PM RacattackForce
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* Scrooge [=McDuck=]. In ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', which follows Scrooge's entire life until Donald and his nephews are introduced to his old self, having become a shadow of his former self. Thanks to having to take action against a new generation of Beagle Boys however, he gets an AdrenalineMakeover and returns as a still-capable badass. ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' similarly has him retired from adventuring until the nephews bring up how much of a big deal he ''used'' to be, prompting him to plan a new adventure in part to salvage his ego. (The first ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' series completely averts this trope, however.)

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* Scrooge [=McDuck=]. In ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', which follows Scrooge's entire life until Donald and his nephews are introduced to his old self, having become a shadow of his former self. Thanks to having to take action against a new generation of Beagle Boys however, he gets an AdrenalineMakeover and returns as a still-capable badass. ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' similarly has him retired from adventuring until the nephews bring up how much of a big deal he ''used'' to be, prompting him to plan a new adventure in part to salvage his ego. (The first ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' series completely averts this trope, however.)



* Grandpa Max in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''.

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* Grandpa Max from ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}''. In the original continuity, anyway. Max Tennyson was one of the top operatives in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''.the Earth chapter of the Plumbers, a intergalactic police organization, before retiring a few years before his grandchildren were born. The events of the [[WesternAnimation/Ben10 first series]] reigniting alien activity on the planet forces him back into action, and by the end of the [[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse fourth series]], he's the director in charge of the Earth Plumbers.



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' has Uncle Scrooge retired from adventuring, albeit far more reluctant about it than his comic book counterpart who was perfectly fine with handling the business side of finance. He actually misses going on regular expeditions, but it isn't until the nephews bring up how much of a big deal he ''used'' to be that he's prompted to plan a new adventure in order to salvage his ego.
** Donald Duck is "one of the most daring adventurers of all time", but whatever that incident resulted in the disappearance of his twin sister Della cause him to give up adventuring and cut ties with Uncle Scrooge, instead focusing his efforts on raising his sister's kids. Even once he's brought back into the action, he adamantly tells an old friend that he doesn't want to be a hero anymore, and that his only motivation these days is to keep his nephews safe.



* hinted to be the case with Varian's father,Qurian from ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries''. He even has a hidden trunk of gear and looks over some of it while looking at a family portrait.

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* hinted Hinted to be the case with Varian's father,Qurian father, Qurian, from ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries''. He even has a hidden trunk of gear and looks over some of it while looking at a family portrait.portrait.
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25th Apr '18 9:57:58 PM nombretomado
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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.

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* Orym, at the beginning of ''AshAndCinders''.''Literature/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.
25th Apr '18 7:29:47 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', Dumbledore hires Gellert Grindelwald for a Defence Professor. Yes, to everyone but Dumbledore's bemused outrage, the man who once came close to [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over The World]] through ''causing goddamn World War II'' is now a schoolteacher.
5th Apr '18 8:43:30 PM lakingsif
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* Double subverted in ''Film/StVincent''. Vincent mentions having been in Vietnam, but dismisses it as maybe having imagined it. Oliver later finds evidence that Vincent did fight in Vietnam and earned a Bronze Star for bravery.

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* Double subverted in ''Film/StVincent''.''Film/StVincent2014''. Vincent mentions having been in Vietnam, but dismisses it as maybe having imagined it. Oliver later finds evidence that Vincent did fight in Vietnam and earned a Bronze Star for bravery.
5th Apr '18 1:22:23 PM gb00393
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** Barristan, after being removed from the Kingsguard by Joffrey to elevate Jaime and make room for the Hound - until Season 3, that is.
4th Apr '18 12:12:54 PM fighwitt
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* In the ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Kamikakushi}}'', Akahiko was skilled enough to earn the title Swordbreaker. Now he has tremors that resulted in him no longer being on the battlefield.

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* In the ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Fanfic ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Kamikakushi}}'', Akahiko was skilled enough to earn the title Swordbreaker. Now he has tremors that resulted in him no longer being on the battlefield.battlefield.
* Parodied in ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears''. After the events of "Hit Women, Goats, and Other Vacation Blunders", Jeanette "the Super-Goat" quits the "heroing" business.
-->'''Jean:''' So how is the sixth member of our team doing?\\
'''Scott:''' Jeanette is being retired to a beautiful country estate that a friend of Professor Xavier owns. There, she'll live out the rest of her days in peace, officially retired from the superhero business.
3rd Mar '18 3:43:22 AM jtierney50
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* Half of the main cast of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', depending on how you define "retired". Following the fall of Overwatch, most of its original members went off doing vigilante and mercenary work - even (and especially, it seems) if they were believed dead before or shortly after the fall. Commander Jack Morrison, the head of Overwatch, and Ana Amari, took up the mantels of Soldier: 76 and Shrike, respectively, and are currently somewhere in Egypt. Reinhardt Wilhelm and his squire Brigitte Lindholm traveled across Europe fighting injustice where they found it, while Brigitte's father, Torbjorn, attempted to atone for his role in the First Omnic Crisis. Jesse [=McCree=] and Lena Oxton also (seperately) became vigilantes, while Angela Ziegler focused her efforts on helping others. Genji Shimada, meanwhile, retired to a Nepalese Omnic monastery to learn how to accept his cyborg body.
3rd Mar '18 3:23:35 AM jtierney50
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* Yoda of the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. And before him, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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* Yoda of the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. And before him, Obi-Wan Kenobi. And now Luke Skywalker as well.
18th Feb '18 5:29:14 AM Medinoc
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* ''TabletopGame/FengShui'', whose character classes are based on character tropes, naturally has one for "Ex-Special Forces".
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