"Harry: So if I go back in time and kill my grandfather, what happens?
Vadderung: He beats you senseless, I suspect."
― The Dresden Files
"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

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.


  • Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
  • Aang (Avatar: The Legend of Kora)
  • Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Bumi (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Hama (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Roku (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Max Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Verdona Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Vlad Masters/Vlad Plasmius (Danny Phantom)
  • Bruce Wayne (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
  • Nathan Summers/Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Magneto (Marvel Comics)
  • Alan Scott/Green Lantern (DC Comics)
  • Jay Garrick/The Flash (DC Comics)
  • Superman (Batman Beyond)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Conquest (Image Comics)
  • Uncle Chan (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Stick (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Old Man Logan (Marvel Comics)
  • Frank Bohannan/Crimson Commando (Marvel Comics)
  • Suga Mama (Proud Family)
  • Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Robert Freeman (The Boondocks)
  • Uncle Ruckus (The Boondocks)
  • Colonel Stinkmeaner (The Boondocks)
  • The Hateocracy (The Boondocks)
  • Cap'tain K'nuckles (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack)
  • 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)
  • Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)
  • Retsu Unohana (Bleach)
  • Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto (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 X Hunter)
  • Isaac Netero (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Alan (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Gaira (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Weasel (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • 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)
  • Gan Fall (One Piece)
  • Kureha (One Piece)
  • Lao G (One Piece)
  • Marine Navy Admirals
    • Sakazuki/Akainu (One Piece)
    • Kuzan/Aokiji (One Piece)
    • Issho/Fujitora (One Piece)
    • Borsalino/Kizaru (One Piece)
  • Mink Tribe (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Garp (One Piece)
  • Neptune (One Piece)
  • Shiki (One Piece)
  • Silvers Rayleigh (One Piece)
  • Streusen (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Linlin/Big Mom (One Piece)
  • Edward Newgate/Whitebeard (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)
  • Zeno (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Issac Netero (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Tsubone (Hunter X Hunter)


  • 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)
  • 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 (Overwatch)
  • 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)
  • Shun Di (Virtua Fighter)


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


  • Ackar (Bionicle)
  • John Wakefield (Harper's Island)




Video Games