"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
"Dead almost 20 years, you're still taking me to school..."
― Tony Stark on his father, Howard Stark (Iron Man 2)

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.


  • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra)
  • Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Bumi (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Hama (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Roku (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Superman (Batman Beyond)
  • Bruce Wayne (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 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)
  • 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)
  • Magneto (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!)


  • 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)
  • August (Fairy Tail)
  • Hades (Fairy Tail)
  • Makarov Dreyar (Fairy Tail)
  • Fu (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • King Bradley/Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Vasco Strada (High School DxD)
  • Biscuit Krueger (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Isaac Netero (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Tsubone (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Zeno Zoldyck (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Maha Zoldyck (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Alan (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Gaira (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Weasel (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Uraltugo Noi Nueph (Magi The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • David Jehoahaz Abraham (Magi The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Arba (Magi The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Tsunade (Naruto)
  • Jiraiya (Naruto)
  • Hiruzen Sarutobi/Third Hokage (Naruto)
  • Lady Chiyo (Naruto)
  • Ōnoki/Third Tsuchikage (Naruto)
  • Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Brook (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Linlin/Big Mom (One Piece)
  • Edward Newgate/Whitebeard (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)
  • Sengoku (One Piece)
  • Silvers Rayleigh (One Piece)
  • Bang (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)
  • Hayato Fūrinji (The Mightiest Disciple Kenichi)
  • Three Disciples (Toriko)
    • Ichiryu
    • Jirou
    • Midora
  • Setsuno (Toriko)
  • Genkai (Yu Yu Hakusho)


  • Merlin (Disney's The Sword in the Stone)
  • Yen Sid (Disney's Fantasia)
  • Granny (Hoodwinked!)
  • Master Shifu (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Master Oogway (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Madame Gao (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Hela (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)

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)
  • William Black (Fable)
  • Maat (Final Fantasy XI)
  • Master Li (Jade Empire)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Big Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Liquid Ocelot (Metal Gear)
  • Old Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear)
  • Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat)
  • Sindel (Mortal Kombat)
  • Reinhardt Wilhelm (Overwatch)
  • Jack Morrison/Soldier: 76 (Overwatch)
  • Anton Herzen (Professor Layton)
  • 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)
  • Maz Koshia (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Shun Di (Virtua Fighter)
  • Ana Amari (Overwatch)


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


  • Ackar (Bionicle)
  • Montolio Debrouchee/Mooshie (Forgotten Realms)
  • Grandpa Mason (Grandpa in My Pocket); via his cap
  • John Wakefield (Harper's Island)
  • Ninja Nan (Richard Hammond's Blast Lab)




Video Games