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4th Jul '16 6:45:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the live-action version of ''TheTick,'' "The Terror" is an elderly old supervillain who was former buddies with Stalin. These days he's just a crazy old guy in a hospital whose antics amount to little more than throwing blood bags at Arthur. Considering Arthur's crappy level of fighting competence, that is actually a genuine challenge for him.

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* In the live-action version of ''TheTick,'' ''Series/TheTick,'' "The Terror" is an elderly old supervillain who was former buddies with Stalin. These days he's just a crazy old guy in a hospital whose antics amount to little more than throwing blood bags at Arthur. Considering Arthur's crappy level of fighting competence, that is actually a genuine challenge for him.
4th Jul '16 1:10:53 AM Morgenthaler
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Perhaps he finally came out worse for wear after a run-in with the guy who's now TheObiWan. Maybe he was caught and sent into exile and now has at least enough fear of the authorities to not put a toe out of line. Then again, often, they have just literally retired, saying "I'm too old for this" and using their pension fund of NaziGold to support a life of margaritas on the beach.

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Perhaps he finally came out worse for wear after a run-in with the guy who's now TheObiWan.TheMentor. Maybe he was caught and sent into exile and now has at least enough fear of the authorities to not put a toe out of line. Then again, often, they have just literally retired, saying "I'm too old for this" and using their pension fund of NaziGold to support a life of margaritas on the beach.
20th Jun '16 2:43:26 PM arisboch
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** Danzo is suitably monstrous and pretends to be retired from his duties outside of acting as an advisor. Most of the cast knows he's still running Root and tasking them with black-on-black ops. He comes fully out of retirement when [[spoiler:he temporarily becomes Hokage]], only to have all of the enemies he's made come out of the woodwork when he steps out of Konoha.

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** Danzo is suitably monstrous and pretends to be retired from his duties outside of acting as an advisor. Most of the cast knows he's still running Root and tasking them with black-on-black ops. He comes fully out of retirement when [[spoiler:he temporarily becomes Candidate Hokage]], only to have all of the enemies he's made come out of the woodwork when he steps out of Konoha.
17th Jun '16 7:36:56 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Sidewinder, a villain usually associated with ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, went into semi-retirement when he led the Serpent Society, being at most a [[NonActionGuy non-action villain.]] He moved to full retirement after the Society double-crossed him.
14th Jun '16 11:41:42 AM GoblinCipher
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* The Terror in the live action run of ''Series/TheTick'' is a hundred year old super villain no longer interested in bothering anyone. That is until Captain Liberty, whose mad at the Tick, gives him his number...
23rd May '16 7:00:38 AM PaulA
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* Decado in the ''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' saga, until he's persuaded to join [[WarriorMonk The Thirty]]. Or rather, he has an epiphany moment where he realises that he's a murderer: his rationale is that because he's just that good, his enemies have always been defenceless.
11th May '16 11:52:56 AM erforce
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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', [[spoiler:Charles Fischer]] came back from a future in which he helped the machines to understand humans by torturing them to get inside their heads. He claims that he was sent back to the past as a reward for his services, and doesn't do anything particularly malicious. [[spoiler: Subverted at the end when it's revealed that he accessed a computer system at his younger self's place of work in order to aid [=SkyNet=].]]

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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', [[spoiler:Charles Fischer]] came back from a future in which he helped the machines to understand humans by torturing them to get inside their heads. He claims that he was sent back to the past as a reward for his services, and doesn't do anything particularly malicious. [[spoiler: Subverted at the end when it's revealed that he accessed a computer system at his younger self's place of work in order to aid [=SkyNet=].]]
21st Apr '16 10:50:14 PM SpinAttaxx
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* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', the immortal and ancient villain Mammoth Mogul eventually decides that trying to conquer the world while Sonic is still around to fight him is way too much trouble. The villain is content with running a casino while waiting for Sonic to eventually die.

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* In the pre-[[CosmicRetcon Super Genesis Wave]] world of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', the immortal and ancient villain Mammoth Mogul eventually decides that trying to conquer the world while Sonic is still around to fight him is way too much trouble. The villain is content with running a casino while waiting for Sonic to eventually die.


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* After Nappa is brought BackFromTheDead in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', he gives up the Saiyan lifestyle to become a Hollywood producer. He's no less of a jerk, though - in ''Dead Zone Abridged'' he swindles Krillin out of royalties, and a t-shirt ad shows posters for ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' and ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' outside his office, implying he produced them.
8th Apr '16 11:59:27 AM XFllo
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* Franz Bonaparta from ''Anime/{{Monster}}''.
** Hard to say, since, by the end of it, he was [[spoiler:depicted as something of an [[TheAtoner atoner]]]].
** Hartmann probably fits this description well...
28th Mar '16 1:17:01 PM Redaka
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-->'''Atomic Flounder:''' What?! Get off of me! If I weren't retired, I'd, I'd... [roars, releasing atomic energy at Barnacle Boy and leaving his head glowing red from radiation before it goes up in a miniature mushroom cloud, leaving it charred] ...do that.

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-->'''Atomic Flounder:''' What?! Get off of me! If I weren't retired, I'd, I'd... [roars, releasing atomic energy at Barnacle Boy and leaving his head glowing red from radiation before it goes up in a miniature mushroom cloud, leaving it charred] ...do that. Out of my way, punk!
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