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The grandma figure as most of us picture it. She does not try to [[OlderThanTheyLook hide her age]] or act [[CoolOldLady hipper than she is]]. On the other hand, she is someone one can always rely on, even against one's parents, who will [[SupremeChef feed you]], bring you presents on birthdays, and be a secondary parental figure.

She enjoys [[FeminineWomenCanCook baking]] and [[TextileWorkIsFeminine knitting]], and [[KindheartedCatLover has a fondness for cats]]. The stories she has to share from her youth will be ''real'' wisdom.

Of course, this does not mean that you should underestimate her. Dismiss as washed-up and outdated and she will prove to you that a lifetime of experience can still beat the brashness of the young, [[ApronMatron and will not hesitate to give you a good whipping should you misbehave]]. Whether or not she can actually put up a fight varies. She may need saving, or is just as likely to unexpectedly [[NeverMessWithGranny bring out the big guns]].

One does not need to be the main character's ''actual'' grandmother to fit this trope. Any elderly person who fits this image can count. MrsClaus is often portrayed this way.
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!!Examples:

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* Granny Kaoruko from ''HeartcatchPrettyCure'' [[spoiler: [[SexierAlterEgo who is Cure Flower]] ]].
* Aunt Samantha from ''TigerAndBunny''. [[spoiler: [[SacrificialLamb And that kills her]].]]

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* {{Spider-Man}}'s Aunt May.
* Many of the witches in ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'', but especially Frau Totenkinder.
** She's somewhat of a subversion, though, as she's one of the most powerful evil Fables (though evil doesn't mean "antagonistic" here; evil Fables have amnesty so she's pretty much the [[TokenEvilTeammate Token Evil Citizen]]). Being able to defeat Baba Yaga or a djinn goes a bit beyond NeverMessWithGranny.
* The ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse has DonaldDuck's grandmother Elvira Duck (née Coot). Never heard of a Duck character by that name? She is far more well known as Grandma Duck.
* Mrs. Wilson of ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS'' often acts this way. WordOfGod states that she deeply regrets that she and Mr. Wilson never had kids of their own, causing her to treat Dennis like he was her own grandson.

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* Nanny Ogg of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' presents this image, with a side order of DirtyOldWoman.
* In Creator/EDBaker's ''Literature/TheWideAwakePrincess'' novel ''Unlocking the Spell'', Granny Bentbone looks the part, which prevents Annie from recognizing her for a moment. She's the witch from HanselAndGretel, but while staying at Mother Hubbard's, she is under the influence of Mother Hubbard's powerful magic that keeps everyone kind and peacable in her cottage. Annie hurried out before she breaks the spell.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''TrueBlood'''s Adele Stackhouse.
* Subverted by ''TheMightyBoosh'', in "Nanageddon".
* Mother Winslow from ''FamilyMatters''.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''Granny In Paradise'' is a small video game about such a lady, featuring various "old people" phrases as PC chatter.
* Wynne from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''.
* Link's Grandma in VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker. She takes care of Link and his sister, plays pranks on him and cooks Link's favorite food, a soup that doubles his strength.
* Lavender's maternal grandmother, Grandma Lancaster, in VideoGame/LoveAndWar fits this trope to a T, except for the cats.
* The original kind of grandmas and the grandma's grandmas in ''VideoGame/CookieClicker''
--> ''"A nice grandma to bake more cookies."''

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4105 the coffee shop lady.]]

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''CourageTheCowardlyDog'''s Muriel, a kindly old lady who takes in the titular abandoned pup...And has to be saved from the various horrors threatening her farm every episode.
* This is Mom's public persona on ''{{Futurama}}''. Behind closed doors, she's a [[LeanAndMean super-skinny]] [[EvilOldFolks bitter old crone]].
* Granny from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' / ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]''.
* There was one on an episode of ''JimmyNeutron'' named Grandma Taters, [[ItMakesSenseInContext who had a Television show but was really an alien trying to take over Retroville through mass hypnosis]]. Also played straight with Granny Neuttron.
* June's Ah Mah from ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''
* Grandma Squarepants in the ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Grandma's Kisses".
* Mother Nature and Nanny Smurf in ''TheSmurfs''.
* Granny Smith in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* An episode of {{Doug}} had his maternal grandmother coming for a visit. Before she arrives he has an ImagineSpot which portrays her as your classic grandma, sitting in her rocker, knitting socks for everyone, but when she ''really'' arrives the [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first words out of her mouth are]]:
-->[[SubvertedTrope Rock and roll, Funnie family]]!
** His grandma on his dad's side plays this trope straight.

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