"Harry: So if I go back in time and kill my grandfather, what happens?
Vadderung: He beats you senseless, I suspect."
― The Dresden Files
"Even his experience doesn't compare to mine."
― Chiyo (Naruto)
"You're a million years too young to challenge me."
― Tsuru (One Piece)
"Mightily Oats: You're really going to let a little old woman go out and fight monsters!?
Mob: Why should we care what happens to a bunch of monsters? "
― Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum
"You are not young. But with age comes wisdom."
― Ting Wang (Johnny English Reborn)
"Dead almost 20 years, you're still taking me to school..."
― Tony Stark on his father, Howard Stark (Iron Man 2)
"I was fifteen years old when I embarked on my first campaign. For fifty years have I wandered from battlefield to battlefield, glaive in hand and smeared with dirt and blood. Even now in the Qin Army, I hold the longest service record amongst all its old Generals. Not a bad run if I say so myself."
― Chou Tou (Kingdom)

The ability to be in top condition while at an old age. Opposite to Child Prodigy.

Also Called

  • Geriatric Perfection
  • Old Master


The user has great status both mentally and physically despite their old age either from years of training or off the fly making their opponents often underestimate them as well and they make it appear as if time has had no effect on their physical condition making them a force to be reckoned with. Some users have great intellect and are capable of being master strategists as well.




  • May still feel the bodily limits of old age.
  • May not possess the same level of power or skill they possessed in their youth.

Known Users

See Also: Old Master, Badass Grandpa and Never Mess with Granny.


  • Mallory Archer (Archer)
  • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Bumi (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Hama (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Roku (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Kal-El/Superman (Batman Beyond)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
  • Hex (Ben 10)
  • Max Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Verdona Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Robert Freeman (The Boondocks)
  • Uncle Ruckus (The Boondocks)
  • Colonel H. Stinkmeaner (The Boondocks)
  • The Hateocracy (The Boondocks)
  • Vlad Masters/Vlad Plasmius (Danny Phantom)
  • Alan Scott/Green Lantern (DC Comics)
  • Jay Garrick/The Flash (DC Comics)
  • Ted Knight/Starman (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Conquest (Image Comics)
  • Uncle Chan (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Captain Thrice (Lavender Castle)
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • King Thanos (Marvel Comics)
  • Frank Bohannan/Crimson Commando (Marvel Comics)
  • Adam Brashear/Blue Marvel (Marvel Comics)
  • Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (Marvel Comics)
  • Charles Xavier/Professor X (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathan Summers/Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Old Man Logan (Marvel Comics)
  • Stick (Marvel Comics)
  • Cap'tain K'nuckles (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack)
  • Suga Mama (The Proud Family)
  • Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
  • Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • General Immortus (Teen Titans)
  • Jerry Lewis (Totally Spies!)
  • Granny May (Wordgirl)
  • Master Fung (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Master Yo (Ying Yang Yo!)
  • Toyo Harada (Valiant Entertainment Comics)


  • Satou (Ajin)
  • Sister Yolanda (Black Lagoon)
  • Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Bleach)
  • Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)
  • Retsu Unohana (Bleach)
  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Master Roshi (Dragon Ball)
  • King Piccolo (Dragon Ball)
  • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III Stardust Crusaders)
  • Shou Bun Kun (Kingdom)
  • Ou Ki (Kingdom)
  • Mou Gou (Kingdom)
  • Hai Rou (Kingdom)
  • Ban You (Kingdom)
  • Chou Tou (Kingdom)
  • Ren Pa (Kingdom)
  • Gaku Ki (Kingdom)
  • Ordo (Kingdom)
  • Gai Mou (Kingdom)
  • Ba Nan Ji (Kingdom)
  • Gyou'Un (Kingdom)
  • Chou Ga Ryuu (Kingdom)
  • August (Fairy Tail)
  • Precht Gaebolg/Hades (Fairy Tail)
  • Makarov Dreyar (Fairy Tail)
  • Fu (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • King Bradley/Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Housen (Gintama)
  • Umibozu (Gintama)
  • Doromizu Jirocho (Gintama)
  • Master Son (Gintama)
  • Walter C. Dornez (Hellsing)
  • Vasco Strada (High School DxD)
  • Georg Carmine (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom)
  • Excel Walter (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom)
  • Castor Vargas (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom)
  • Biscuit Krueger (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Isaac Netero (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Tsubone (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Zeno Zoldyck (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Maha Zoldyck (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Uraltugo Noi Nueph (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • David Jehoahaz Abraham (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Arba (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Alan (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Gaira (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Weasel (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Hayato Fūrinji (The Mightiest Disciple Kenichi)
  • Master Asia (Mobile Fighter G Gundam)
  • Tsunade (Naruto)
  • Jiraiya (Naruto)
  • Hiruzen Sarutobi/Third Hokage (Naruto)
  • Lady Chiyo (Naruto)
  • Ōnoki/Third Tsuchikage (Naruto)
  • Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Danzō Shimura (Naruto)
  • Mifune (Naruto)
  • Brook (One Piece)
  • Fukurokujuku (One Piece)
  • Charlotte "Big Mom" Linlin (One Piece)
  • Edward "Whitebeard" Newgate (One Piece)
  • Gan Fall (One Piece)
  • Kureha (One Piece)
  • Lao G (One Piece)
  • Marine Admirals (One Piece)
    • Borsalino/Kizaru
    • Issho/Fujitora
    • Kuzan/Aokiji
    • Sakazuki/Akainu
  • Mink Tribe (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Garp (One Piece)
  • Neptune (One Piece)
  • Shiki (One Piece)
  • Ashura Doji (One Piece)
  • Chinjao (One Piece)
  • Sengoku (One Piece)
  • Silvers Rayleigh (One Piece)
  • Hyogoro (One Piece)
  • Bang/Silverfang (One-Punch Man)
  • Bomb (One-Punch Man)
  • Cologne Satou [Ajin] (Ranma ½)
  • Happosai (Ranma ½)
  • Wilhelm van Astrea (Re:Zero)
  • Edajima Heihachi (Sakigake Otokojuku)
  • Aki Hinata (Sgt. Frog)
  • Three Disciples (Toriko)
    • Ichiryu
    • Jirou
    • Midora
  • Setsuno (Toriko)
  • Jirou Sorashima (Wallman)
  • Kubota (Wallman)
  • Thorkell (Vinland Saga)
  • Genkai (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Senior Citizens (Zombieland Saga); when performing the Kashima Dance


  • Yen Sid (Fantasia)
  • Granny (Hoodwinked!)
  • Master Shifu (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Master Oogway (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Madame Gao (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Hela (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Nick Fury (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Retired Extremely Dangerous Agents (RED)
  • Grandpa Valentin Avellan (Spy Kids 3)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)
  • Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Star Wars)
  • Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
  • Snoke (Star Wars)
  • Merlin (The Sword in the Stone)

Live Television

  • Ashley "Ash" J. Williams (Ash vs. Evil Dead)
  • James T. Kirk (Stark Trek)
  • Spock (Star Trek)
  • Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: TNG)
  • Bobby Singer (Supernatural)
  • Rufus Turner (Supernatural)
  • John Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Samual Campbell (Supernatural)
  • John Wakefield (Harper's Island)
  • Grandpa Mason (Grandpa in My Pocket); via his cap

Video Games

  • Detective Tyrell Badd (Ace Attorney)
  • Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad (Assassin's Creed)
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
  • Deus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Augus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Gehrman (Bloodborne)
  • Slave Knight Gael (Dark Souls III)
  • William Black (Fable)
  • Maat (Final Fantasy XI)
  • Master Li (Jade Empire)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Haschel (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Maz Koshia (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Nakmor Drack (Mass Effect)
  • Urdnot Wrex (Mass Effect)
  • Matriarch Benezia (Mass Effect)
  • Big Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Liquid Ocelot (Metal Gear)
  • Old Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear)
  • Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat)
  • Sindel (Mortal Kombat)
  • Muramasa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Reinhardt Wilhelm (Overwatch)
  • Jack Morrison/Soldier: 76 (Overwatch)
  • Ana Amari (Overwatch)
  • Anton Herzen (Professor Layton)
  • Great Shinobi Owl (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • Isshin Ashina (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • Lady Butterfly (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • Octavio (Sly 3: Honor Among Theieves)
  • Master Zik (Sonic Lost World)
  • Cap'n Cuttlefish (Splatoon)
  • DJ Octavio (Splatoon)
  • Gen (Street Fighter series)
  • Gouken (Street Fighter IV)
  • Rowen Ilbert (Tales of Xillia)
  • Heihachi Mishima (Tekken)
  • Jinpachi Mishima (Tekken)
  • Shun Di (Virtua Fighter)


  • Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
  • Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
  • Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)


  • Ackar (Bionicle)
  • Montolio Debrouchee/Mooshie (Forgotten Realms)
  • Ninja Nan (Richard Hammond's Blast Lab)




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