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13th Jan '18 2:39:18 PM Anicomicgeek
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** Typically, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the Barry Allen Flash have been portrayed as being roughly the same age (early-to-mid 20s at the start of their careers), give or take a couple of years, and started their careers around the same time with Cyborg as a teenager (and originally only becoming a superhero years later to boot). In this universe, though, Clark Kent is in his early 30s and has just started his career as Superman, Bruce Wayne is in his mid 40s and has had a 20 year career as Batman, Diana of Themyscira is thousands of years old and fought in World War I, and if their actor's ages are anything to go by, Aquaman is in his late 30s, Barry (like in ''Series/TheFlash2014'') is quite a bit younger (early 20s) and not even in costume yet during ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''; and Cyborg is in his late 20s.

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** Typically, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the Barry Allen Flash have been portrayed as being roughly the same age (early-to-mid 20s at the start of their careers), give or take a couple of years, and started their careers around the same time with Cyborg as a teenager (and before ''The ComicBook/New52'', originally only becoming a superhero years later to boot). In this universe, though, Clark Kent is in his early 30s and has just started his career as Superman, Bruce Wayne is in his mid 40s and has had a 20 year career as Batman, Diana of Themyscira is thousands of years old and fought in World War I, and if their actor's ages are anything to go by, Aquaman is in his late 30s, Barry (like in ''Series/TheFlash2014'') is quite a bit younger (early 20s) and not even in costume yet during ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''; and Cyborg is in his late 20s.
6th Jan '18 3:59:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Two examples: Firstly, Cinna, described as a young man in the book, is played by a much older Lenny Kravitz. Secondly, in an instance of inverted DawsonCasting, the character of Clove, heavily implied to be 18 in the book, is stated to be 15 in the film, as she is played by then-14-year-old IsabelleFuhrman.

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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Two examples: Firstly, Cinna, described as a young man in the book, is played by a much older Lenny Kravitz. Secondly, in an instance of inverted DawsonCasting, the character of Clove, heavily implied to be 18 in the book, is stated to be 15 in the film, as she is played by then-14-year-old IsabelleFuhrman.Creator/IsabelleFuhrman.
2nd Jan '18 4:36:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Zelda in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]] is the same age as Link, roughly the age of Zelda in the first portion of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina Of Time]]''. Zelda in one of the [[Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaI manga]] based off said game is a teenager. [[spoiler:Link is also older than he should be, being Zelda's older half-brother, but [[OlderThanTheyLook looks younger]] than Zelda due to being part elf.]]

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* Zelda in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]] ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' is a young child roughly the same age as Link, roughly the age of Zelda in the first portion of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina Of Time]]''. KidHero Link. Zelda in one of the [[Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaI manga]] manga based off said game game]] is a teenager. [[spoiler:Link is also older than he should be, being Zelda's older half-brother, but [[OlderThanTheyLook looks younger]] than Zelda due to being part elf.]]
22nd Dec '17 2:22:31 AM acrobox
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* Zelda in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]] is the same age as Link, roughly the age of Zelda in the first portion of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina Of Time]]''. Zelda in one of the [[Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaI manga]] based off said game is a teenager and an ActionGirl. [[spoiler:Link is also older than he should be, being Zelda's older half-brother, but [[OlderThanTheyLook looks younger]] than Zelda due to being part elf.]]

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* Zelda in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]] is the same age as Link, roughly the age of Zelda in the first portion of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina Of Time]]''. Zelda in one of the [[Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaI manga]] based off said game is a teenager and an ActionGirl.teenager. [[spoiler:Link is also older than he should be, being Zelda's older half-brother, but [[OlderThanTheyLook looks younger]] than Zelda due to being part elf.]]



*** ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} is commonly depicted as a BadassGrandpa. Here, he's in his 40s (in the present day scenes at least). William Wintergreen, who is commonly depicted as Slade's ''much'' OlderSidekick is also younger, being the same age as Slade.

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*** ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} is commonly depicted as a BadassGrandpa.an old man. Here, he's in his 40s (in the present day scenes at least). William Wintergreen, who is commonly depicted as Slade's ''much'' OlderSidekick is also younger, being the same age as Slade.
14th Dec '17 12:03:09 PM Anicomicgeek
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** Typically, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have been portrayed as being roughly the same age (early-to-mid 20s at the start of their careers), give or take a couple of years, and started their careers around the same time. In this universe, though, Clark Kent is in his early 30s and has just started his career as Superman, Bruce Wayne is in his mid 40s and has had a 20 year career as Batman, and Diana of Themyscira is thousands of years old and fought in World War I. Additionaly, in the comics, Aquaman and the Barry Allen Flash are around that age when they start their careers and likewise, start around the same time as the big three--but going by Creator/JasonMomoa and Creator/EzraMiller's age, Aquaman is in his late 30s and Barry, like in ''Series/TheFlash2014'', is quite a bit younger (early 20s) and not even in costume yet during ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.

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** Typically, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman Woman, Aquaman, and the Barry Allen Flash have been portrayed as being roughly the same age (early-to-mid 20s at the start of their careers), give or take a couple of years, and started their careers around the same time. time with Cyborg as a teenager (and originally only becoming a superhero years later to boot). In this universe, though, Clark Kent is in his early 30s and has just started his career as Superman, Bruce Wayne is in his mid 40s and has had a 20 year career as Batman, and Diana of Themyscira is thousands of years old and fought in World War I. Additionaly, in the comics, Aquaman I, and the Barry Allen Flash are around that age when they start if their careers and likewise, start around the same time as the big three--but going by Creator/JasonMomoa and Creator/EzraMiller's age, actor's ages are anything to go by, Aquaman is in his late 30s and Barry, like 30s, Barry (like in ''Series/TheFlash2014'', ''Series/TheFlash2014'') is quite a bit younger (early 20s) and not even in costume yet during ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''; and Cyborg is in his late 20s.
14th Dec '17 11:20:29 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' does with Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Rhino, Ka-Zar, Vulture, and Triton, making them Spidey's age rather than older. It also follows the ''Ultimate'' comics example of putting Mary Jane Watson and Harry Osborn in high school with Peter, too.

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* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' does with Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Rhino, Ka-Zar, Vulture, and Triton, making them Spidey's age rather than older. It also follows the ''Ultimate'' comics example of putting Mary Jane Watson and Harry Osborn in high school with Peter, too. Aunt May is also noticeably younger looking and more athletic than her mainline comics counterpart.



* In ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', Aunt May is noticeably younger looking and more athletic than her mainline comics counterpart.
8th Dec '17 1:05:08 PM comicwriter
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** In ''Film/BlackPanther'', T'Challa and Nakia are roughly the same age, and are childhood friends and former lovers. This is in ''sharp'' contrast to the comics, where Nakia was only a teenager and had an unrequited crush on T'Challa. Okoye was also a teenager in the comics, but is a grown woman in the film. In fact, her actress, Danai Gurira, is only about two years younger than Creator/ChadwickBoseman.

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** In ''Film/BlackPanther'', T'Challa and Nakia are roughly the same age, and are childhood friends and former lovers. This is in ''sharp'' contrast to the comics, where Nakia was only a teenager and had an unrequited crush on T'Challa. Okoye was also a teenager in the comics, but is a grown woman in the film. In fact, her actress, Danai Gurira, Creator/DanaiGurira, is only about two years younger than Creator/ChadwickBoseman.
8th Dec '17 1:04:56 PM comicwriter
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** In ''Film/BlackPanther'', T'Challa and Nakia are roughly the same age, and are childhood friends and former lovers. This is in ''sharp'' contrast to the comics, where Nakia was only a teenager and had an unrequited crush on T'Challa. Okoye was also a teenager in the comics, but is a grown woman in the film.

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** In ''Film/BlackPanther'', T'Challa and Nakia are roughly the same age, and are childhood friends and former lovers. This is in ''sharp'' contrast to the comics, where Nakia was only a teenager and had an unrequited crush on T'Challa. Okoye was also a teenager in the comics, but is a grown woman in the film. In fact, her actress, Danai Gurira, is only about two years younger than Creator/ChadwickBoseman.
7th Dec '17 11:50:18 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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*** Aunt May here is much younger looking than she is in the original comics. This was likely done to avoid any questions about why Peter's mother would have a sister significantly older than her.



** In the original ''Spider-Man'' comics, Peter's Aunt May was shown to be an elderly woman. Possibly due to the confusion as to why someone who should be Peter's aunt and therefore around the age of his birth mother was as old as Peter's grandmother, Aunt May tends to get younger and younger in various spin-off projects, including ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' (in the latter, Iron Man even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how young and beautiful someone who's supposed to be Peter's aunt is).



** Franchise/SpiderMan's alter ego, Peter Parker, and ComicBook/JessicaJones were in high school together in the comics, with Jessica having a crush on Peter. During his debut in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Peter is still a high schooler, while ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has Jessica much older (the actresses for Jessica and her classmate-turned-adoptive sister [[Comicbook/PatsyWalker Trish Walker]] are in their 30s). This is at least partially due to the fact that the ''Jessica Jones'' series was written and conceived way before Marvel and Sony had worked out a deal to get Spider-Man into the MCU, meaning at the time, there was no real reason to make sure their ages lined up.
** Still on Spider-Man, as detailed by the comics folder, Aunt May became younger to make her more believable as someone around Peter's parents' age - [[https://twitter.com/OpTicHitch/status/883223578346434560 even more in the movies]], where after being in her seventies in the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' and her sixties in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', came the version pictured atop this page, where Aunt May was portrayed by 50 year old Creator/MarisaTomei. And fitting that, she's no longer a CoolOldLady, but a CluelessDudeMagnet hit on by everyone from Iron Man to the Thai restaurant waiter.

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** Franchise/SpiderMan's alter ego, ego Peter Parker, Parker and ComicBook/JessicaJones were in high school together in the comics, with Jessica having a crush on Peter. During his debut in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Peter is still a 15-year-old high schooler, while ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has Jessica much older (the actresses for Jessica and her classmate-turned-adoptive sister [[Comicbook/PatsyWalker Trish Walker]] are in their 30s). This is at least partially due to the fact that the ''Jessica Jones'' series was written and conceived way before Marvel and Sony had worked out a deal to get Spider-Man into the MCU, meaning at the time, there was no real reason to make sure their ages lined up.
** Still on On the subject of Spider-Man, as detailed by the comics folder, [[https://twitter.com/OpTicHitch/status/883223578346434560 Aunt May became has steadily become younger in the movies]] to make her more believable as someone around Peter's parents' age - [[https://twitter.com/OpTicHitch/status/883223578346434560 even more in the movies]], where age; after being in her seventies in the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' and her sixties in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', came the version pictured atop this page, where MCU Aunt May was (pictured above) is portrayed by 50 year old 50-year-old Creator/MarisaTomei. And fitting that, Befittingly, she's no longer a CoolOldLady, but a CluelessDudeMagnet who's hit on by everyone from Iron Man to the Thai restaurant waiter.waiter.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', Aunt May is noticeably younger looking and more athletic than her mainline comics counterpart.
5th Dec '17 7:41:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* Contemporary material for ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had Aquata (the one in blue) as the oldest of Triton's daughters. ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidANewBeginning'' changes the birthing order of everyone. Aquata is now the third oldest while Attina (the one in orange with the crown headdress) is the heir.

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* Contemporary material for ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had Aquata (the one in blue) as the oldest of Triton's daughters. ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidANewBeginning'' ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII'' changes the birthing order of everyone. Aquata is now the third oldest while Attina (the one in orange with the crown headdress) is the heir.



* In the 2015 adaptation of Creator/CorneliaFunke's Ghosthunter series, the professional ghost hunter Hedwig, a grey-haired CoolOldLady is played by Anke Engelke, who was born in 1965. The character in the movie seems to be intended to look rather younger than the actor than the other way round.

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* In the 2015 adaptation of Creator/CorneliaFunke's Ghosthunter ''Ghosthunter'' series, the professional ghost hunter Hedwig, a grey-haired CoolOldLady is played by Anke Engelke, who was born in 1965. The character in the movie seems to be intended to look rather younger than the actor than the other way round.
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