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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** While about half of Nagi's group could potentially count, Takahata-sensei and Graf Wilhelm are likely two very good examples. Takahata counting as old mostly because almost 90% of the cast is between 9 and 17. While God knows how old Wilhelm actually is. Takahata's teacher Gatou likely is one too but we rarely see him do anything but smoke in flashbacks.
** Hell, almost ''every'' old guy in the series could qualify, especially the (currently middle-aged) members of the Ala Rubra. ''Especially'' [[BoisterousBruiser Jack Rakan]].



%%* Dr. Reichwein from ''Anime/{{Monster}}''.

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%%* Dr. Reichwein from ''Anime/{{Monster}}''.''Manga/{{Monster}}''.



* ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'':
** While about half of Nagi's group could potentially count, Takahata-sensei and Graf Wilhelm are likely two very good examples. Takahata counting as old mostly because almost 90% of the cast is between 9 and 17. While God knows how old Wilhelm actually is. Takahata's teacher Gatou likely is one too but we rarely see him do anything but smoke in flashbacks.
** Hell, almost ''every'' old guy in the series could qualify, especially the (currently middle-aged) members of the Ala Rubra. ''Especially'' [[BoisterousBruiser Jack Rakan]].



* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}'': Getafix the Druid, maker of the magic potion, speaker of Gothic, one of the calmest and most sensible inhabitants of the village, and badass with MagnificentBastard tendencies. No wonder the Romans are after him.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': Getafix the Druid, maker of the magic potion, speaker of Gothic, one of the calmest and most sensible inhabitants of the village, and badass with MagnificentBastard tendencies. No wonder the Romans are after him.



* Comicbook/ThePunisher, depending on the writer. Mainstream writers tend to downplay his age, but people who write the more hard-edged [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX MAX]] stories acknowledge that he's in his late fifties. He is still a bigger badass than anyone else he faces.

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* Comicbook/ThePunisher, ComicBook/ThePunisher, depending on the writer. Mainstream writers tend to downplay his age, but people who write the more hard-edged [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX MAX]] stories acknowledge that he's in his late fifties. He is still a bigger badass than anyone else he faces.



* Detective Dan Turpin from the ''Comicbook/NewGods'' and ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' comics certainly qualifies. A cop who's at least in his fifties, still built like a linebacker, and doesn't have much use for super-heroes because he'd rather just do the job himself.
* Billy Batson's mentor, the bearded old wizard Comicbook/{{Shazam}}, is the most powerful sorcerer in the DCU and can go toe to toe with gods in a fight.

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* Detective Dan Turpin from the ''Comicbook/NewGods'' ''ComicBook/NewGods'' and ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comics certainly qualifies. A cop who's at least in his fifties, still built like a linebacker, and doesn't have much use for super-heroes because he'd rather just do the job himself.
* Billy Batson's mentor, the bearded old wizard Comicbook/{{Shazam}}, ComicBook/{{Shazam}}, is the most powerful sorcerer in the DCU and can go toe to toe with gods in a fight.



* Comicstrip/MandrakeTheMagician's dad Theron, head of the College of Magic in the Himalayas, and probably the greatest magician on Earth.

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* Comicstrip/MandrakeTheMagician's ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician's dad Theron, head of the College of Magic in the Himalayas, and probably the greatest magician on Earth.



* Lezaford of ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire''. He has a [[CoolPet pet Thundrake]], is skilled in magic and provided a temporary place to stay for Clan Gully.

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* Lezaford of ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire''.''Fanfic/TheTaintedGrimoire''. He has a [[CoolPet pet Thundrake]], is skilled in magic and provided a temporary place to stay for Clan Gully.



* Master White-Beard the Grey, {{Mentor}} to the Great and Powerful Trixie in Fanfic/AnExtendedPerformance. He's [[MentorOccupationalHazard gone]] now, but she reveres his memory, and he is one of the origins of Trixie's strange but very real code of honor.
* ''FanFic/KyoshiRising'' has Master Lau Dan, Kyoshi's Earthbending instructor [[spoiler:and member of the White Lotus]].
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'':

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* Master White-Beard the Grey, {{Mentor}} to the Great and Powerful Trixie in Fanfic/AnExtendedPerformance.''Fanfic/AnExtendedPerformance''. He's [[MentorOccupationalHazard gone]] now, but she reveres his memory, and he is one of the origins of Trixie's strange but very real code of honor.
* ''FanFic/KyoshiRising'' ''Fanfic/KyoshiRising'' has Master Lau Dan, Kyoshi's Earthbending instructor [[spoiler:and member of the White Lotus]].
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': ''Fanfic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'':



* Usami "Bear Sensei" Kyojin of ''[[VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai Majikoi]]'' is something of a parody. He's only 35 years old and yet is relentlessly mocked by his students for being an old man, and he himself frequently describes himself as middle-aged. What makes this even more ridiculous is that a large chunk of the cast is actually ''older'' than him, making all of the talk about his age even more ridiculous.

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* Usami "Bear Sensei" Kyojin of ''[[VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai Majikoi]]'' ''VisualNovel/MajikoiLoveMeSeriously'' is something of a parody. He's only 35 years old and yet is relentlessly mocked by his students for being an old man, and he himself frequently describes himself as middle-aged. What makes this even more ridiculous is that a large chunk of the cast is actually ''older'' than him, making all of the talk about his age even more ridiculous.



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* Henry Bacon from [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]].

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* %%* Henry Bacon from [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]].''Literature/TheLastDragonChronicles''.

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** Technically, Aang is this too, since he is technically 112 years old on account of being frozen in an iceberg for most of that time.


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* Comicstrip/MandrakeTheMagician's dad Theron, head of the College of Magic in the Himalayas, and probably the greatest magician on Earth.
* ComicStrip/DickTracy has [[ComicBookTime gradually aged]] into being this. He was in his early twenties when the strip started, but in the 1980's he was declared to be in his fifties. For a while, Dick Locher even drew him with graying hair at the temples. The current writer and artist have pulled a soft retcon and declared him to only be in his forties, but he's still no kid any more.
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* Comicstrip/MandrakeTheMagician's dad Theron, head of the College of Magic in the Himalayas, and probably the greatest magician on Earth.
* ComicStrip/DickTracy has [[ComicBookTime gradually aged]] into being this. He was in his early twenties when the strip started, but in the 1980's he was declared to be in his fifties. For a while, Dick Locher even drew him with graying hair at the temples. The current writer and artist have pulled a soft retcon and declared him to only be in his forties, but he's still no kid any more.
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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Charles Francis Xavier.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Charles ''ComicBook/XMen'':
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*** Magneto is actually physically in his 40s or so, having been de-aged and re-aged by one of his many experiments. And seeing as Quicksilver was born white-haired, it might just be genetic.

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*** ** Magneto is actually physically in his 40s or so, having been de-aged and re-aged by one of his many experiments. And seeing as Quicksilver was born white-haired, it might just be genetic.

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* Kit Carson from ''Film/{{Angel}}'' is a former cowboy actor and stuntman who used to hang out with stars like Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson. He still dresses in his old cowboy outfit and wears a pair of Colt Peacemakers. He earns a living telling stories and selling autographs to tourists, and operates as as the unofficial Sheriff of Hollywood Boulevard; providing protection to working girls. He walks Molly and her friends home each night to keep them safe.


* ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]]'': Uncle Chuck, who, despite being [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the one that built the roboticizer in the first place]], still serves as a viable and reliable role model to his nephew.

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* ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]]'': ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogArchieComics'': Uncle Chuck, who, despite being [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the one that built the roboticizer in the first place]], still serves as a viable and reliable role model to his nephew.


** Luke has become this by the time of ''Film/TheLastJedi.'' He may start the movie badly depressed, but when he gets back in the fight, he proves himself to be by far the most powerful Force user we've ever seen.

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** Luke has become this by the time of ''Film/TheLastJedi.'' He may start the movie badly depressed, but when he gets back in the fight, he saves the day and proves himself to be by far the most powerful Force user we've ever seen.

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** Luke has become this by the time of ''Film/TheLastJedi.'' He may start the movie badly depressed, but when he gets back in the fight, he proves himself to be by far the most powerful Force user we've ever seen.

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* Billy Batson's mentor, the bearded old wizard Comicbook/{{Shazam}}, is the most powerful sorcerer in the DCU and can go toe to toe with gods in a fight.


** Before Kup was introduced, Ironhide filled this role on the team, being the oldest one among them and also one of the toughest, and arguably Prime's best friend. The Texas cowboy dialect helps the image. Naturally, these days he and Kup are sometimes shown to be old friends.

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** Before Kup was introduced, Ironhide filled this role on the team, being the oldest one among them and also one of the toughest, and arguably Prime's best friend. The Texas cowboy dialect helps the image. Naturally, these days he and Kup are sometimes shown to be old friends.


* Dan Turpin from the ''Comicbook/NewGods'' and ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' comics certainly qualifies. A cop who's at least in his fifties, still built like a linebacker, and doesn't have much use for super-heroes because he'd rather just do the job himself.

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* Detective Dan Turpin from the ''Comicbook/NewGods'' and ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' comics certainly qualifies. A cop who's at least in his fifties, still built like a linebacker, and doesn't have much use for super-heroes because he'd rather just do the job himself.

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* Dan Turpin from the ''Comicbook/NewGods'' and ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' comics certainly qualifies. A cop who's at least in his fifties, still built like a linebacker, and doesn't have much use for super-heroes because he'd rather just do the job himself.


** Goku himself may still look young, but he ''is'' a grandpa, after all.

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** Goku himself may still look young, but he ''is'' a grandpa, grandpa by now, after all.

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