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19th Jan '17 9:13:26 PM Anddrix
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** The Wicked Witches of the East and West were depicted as old hags in the books, but are played here by 40-year-old Florence Kasumba and 31-year-old Ana Ularu respectively.

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** The Wicked Witches of the East and West were depicted as old hags in the books, but are played here by 40-year-old Florence Kasumba and 31-year-old Ana Ularu respectively. However, they are also hinted to be OlderThanTheyLook.
19th Jan '17 8:11:36 PM Anddrix
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** Dorothy has gone from a young girl in the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books, to a young adult in her early twenties.

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** Dorothy has gone from a the young girl in the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books, books to a young adult in her early twenties.
3rd Jan '17 6:07:22 AM igordebraga
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** In the original 1940s ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' comics, ComicBook/BuckyBarnes was Cap's KidSidekick. While modern retcons eventually established that the "KidSidekick" thing was a cover, to hide the fact that Bucky was a very young-looking teenager (15 in the beginning and a legal adult at 18 by the time of his "death," something the army would often look the other way about in those days) who doubled as a wetworks operative, the filmmakers behind ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' decided to give him an additional bump up to his mid-to-late 20s. The [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier second film]] gives his year of birth as 1916 or 1917 (the props don't agree), which actually makes him ''older'' than Cap, whose birth year is given as 1918 in the script.

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** In the original 1940s ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' comics, ComicBook/BuckyBarnes was Cap's KidSidekick. While modern retcons eventually established that the "KidSidekick" thing was a cover, to hide the fact that Bucky was a very young-looking teenager (15 in the beginning and a legal adult at 18 by the time of his "death," something the army would often look the other way about in those days) who doubled as a wetworks operative, the filmmakers behind ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' decided to give him an additional bump up to his mid-to-late 20s. The [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier second film]] gives his year of birth as 1916 or 1917 (the props don't agree), which actually makes him ''older'' than Cap, whose birth year is given as 1918 in the script. (and yet Sebastian Stan is actually a year younger than Creator/ChrisEvans...)



** [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]]' year of birth in the comics is usually circa 1922, DependingOnTheWriter, making him about 20 years old at the start of WWII and 23 by the time he's frozen. The movies push it back to 1918, so that he's about 24 at the start of the film and 26 or 27 by the end.

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** [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]]' year of birth in the comics is usually circa 1922, DependingOnTheWriter, making him about 20 years old at the start of WWII and 23 by the time he's frozen. The movies push it back to 1918, so that he's about 24 at the start of the film and 26 or 27 by the end. (slightly younger than Chris Evans, who was 29 shooting the first movie)
31st Dec '16 10:04:44 AM Pichu-kun
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** Gerda and Kai are children in ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' while Anna and Kristoff from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are eighteen and in their early twenties respectively. On the other side of the spectrum, the Snow Queen is a ReallySevenHundredYearsOld [[TheFairFolk Fair Folk]] while Elsa is a twenty-one year old human with [[AnIcePerson ice powers]]. Originally the film kept the original ages however Gerda and Kai were revamped and Elsa became Anna's older sister. There are two side-characters called "Gerda" and "Kai" as a MythologyGag however they're middle aged.

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** Gerda and Kai are children in ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' while Anna and Kristoff from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are eighteen and in their early twenties respectively. On the other side of the spectrum, the Snow Queen is a ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really700YearsOld [[TheFairFolk Fair Folk]] while Elsa is a twenty-one year old human with [[AnIcePerson ice powers]]. Originally the film kept the original ages however Gerda and Kai were revamped and Elsa became Anna's older sister. There are two side-characters called "Gerda" and "Kai" as a MythologyGag however they're middle aged.aged.
* Astro is thirteen in the 2009 ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy'' film. In the ''Manga/AstroBoy'' manga he is drawn far younger and seems to be elementary age.



* Astro is thirteen in the 2009 ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy'' film. In the ''Manga/AstroBoy'' manga he is drawn far younger and seems to be elementary age.
31st Dec '16 9:59:21 AM Pichu-kun
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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/TheLegendOfZelda 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 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/TheLegendOfZelda 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 younger]] than Zelda due to being part elf.]]



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* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'':
** Literature/SnowWhite is seven in the original story. In the Disney version she's twice her original age, being fourteen.
** Ronno in the ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' midquel film. In [[Literature/{{Bambi}} the novel]], Ronno is implied to be several years older than Bambi. In the film, he is the same age as Bambi. He appeared as a young buck in the first film as well. Bambi's father is also significantly younger than in the book as he's [[CompositeCharacter combined]] with the Great Old Prince of the Forest (who is unrelated to Bambi).
** Literature/{{Rapunzel}} is quite young in her original fairy tale, possibly fourteen to sixteen. ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' states she is eighteen.
** The real Pocahontas was in her pre-teens when she met John Smith, her lover in the film. The [[{{Disney/Pocahontas}} Disney film]] ages her up to sixteen.
** Esmeralda from ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is a sixteen-year-old girl. The [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Disney adaptation]] never [[VagueAge specifies]] her age however she doesn't seem nearly that young.
** Gerda and Kai are children in ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' while Anna and Kristoff from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are eighteen and in their early twenties respectively. On the other side of the spectrum, the Snow Queen is a ReallySevenHundredYearsOld [[TheFairFolk Fair Folk]] while Elsa is a twenty-one year old human with [[AnIcePerson ice powers]]. Originally the film kept the original ages however Gerda and Kai were revamped and Elsa became Anna's older sister. There are two side-characters called "Gerda" and "Kai" as a MythologyGag however they're middle aged.
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* In the book of ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', Claudia has the physical appearance of a five-year-old. In the movie, Claudia is played by Creator/KirstenDunst, who was twelve upon the movie's release. Aside from narrowing down the {{Squick}} factor, this avoids the practical impossibility of a five-year-old actress playing a believable adult character.

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* ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'':
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In the book of ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', book, Claudia has the physical appearance of a five-year-old. In the movie, Claudia is played by Creator/KirstenDunst, who was twelve upon the movie's release. Aside from narrowing down the {{Squick}} factor, this avoids the practical impossibility of a five-year-old actress playing a believable adult character.



* Jonas, Fiona, Asher, and their classmates were eleven going on twelve in ''Literature/TheGiver'' (the "graduation to adulthood" ceremony is called the Ceremony of Twelve), but have been aged up to sixteen for [[Film/TheGiver the movie]].

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* Jonas, Fiona, Asher, and their classmates were eleven going on twelve in ''Literature/TheGiver'' (the "graduation to adulthood" ceremony is called the Ceremony "Ceremony of Twelve), Twelve"), but have been aged up to sixteen for [[Film/TheGiver the movie]].



* Ronno in the ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' midquel film. In the novel, Ronno is implied to be several years older than Bambi. In the film, he is the same age as Bambi.
* Rapunzel is quite young in her original fairy tale, possibly fourteen-sixteen. ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' states she is eighteen.
* The real Pocahontas was in her pre-teens when she met John Smith, her lover in the film. The [[{{Disney/Pocahontas}} Disney film]] ages her up to sixteen.



* ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms''. In the [[WestenAnimation/{{Jem}} cartoon]] all of the women are adults, though Kimber is still in her teens (either eighteen or nineteen). In the film they are very noticeably aged down into high schoolers and are explicitly referred to as under eighteen.

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* ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms''. ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms'': In the [[WestenAnimation/{{Jem}} cartoon]] all of the women are adults, though Kimber is still in her teens (either eighteen or nineteen). In the film they are very noticeably aged down into high schoolers and are explicitly referred to as under eighteen.



* Esmeralda from ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is a sixteen-year-old girl. The [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Disney adaptation]] never [[VagueAge specifies]] her age however she doesn't seem nearly that young.
31st Dec '16 1:57:31 AM Anddrix
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** Jace Wayland and Simon Lightwood were both 17 in the books, but are in their early twenties in the show.

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** Jace Wayland and Simon Lightwood were both Lewis was 17 in the books, but are says he's 18 in their the fourth episode.
** Jace Wayland is 17 in the book, but in his
early twenties 20s in the show.
19th Dec '16 7:33:59 AM Anddrix
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** Dorothy as gone from a young girl in the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books, to a young adult in her early twenties.

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** Dorothy as has gone from a young girl in the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books, to a young adult in her early twenties.
15th Dec '16 7:54:00 AM gb00393
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** Shae is only eighteen in the books.
** Podrick is twelve in the books, but in at least his late teens in the show.


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** Margaery is quite a bit older than sixteen in the show and Mace Tyrell's eldest child instead of his youngest.
15th Dec '16 7:49:19 AM gb00393
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*** While avoiding the creepiness of the books' 14 year old pregnant Daenerys, the age lift does make one scene much creepier—the books have a sickly 6 year old Robert Arryn breastfeeding; on the show, Robin Arryn looks 9 or 10.



** One of the most extreme examples was Tommen Baratheon, who is 7 at the beginning of the books and is known for being quite innocent considering the world he lives in. Originally played by the more age appropriate Callum Wharry in the first two seasons, he was recast in the fourth season by Dean Charles-Chapman, making the character somewhere around 16 years old in the TV series.

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** One of the most extreme examples was Tommen Baratheon, who is 7 at the beginning of the books and is known for being quite innocent considering the world he lives in. Originally played by the more age appropriate Callum Wharry in the first two seasons, he was recast in the fourth season by Dean Charles-Chapman, making the character somewhere around 16 years old in the TV series. His sister Myrcella is nine years old in the books but a teen of marrying age in Season 5.
** Tywin is stated to be sixty-seven in Season 4, a full decade older than in the books. This likely extends to other members of his generation like his brother Kevan and Daenerys' father Aerys II as well.
** Joffrey is an interesting case since he's explicitly stated to be seventeen in Season 2. With his name day occurring in the season premiere, this would make him sixteen in Season 1 (as opposed to twelve in the first book), yet it remains a plot point that he needs a regent because he's not yet of legal age (which is sixteen in the books and never established as different in the show).
** Littlefinger is only thirty in the books, while Creator/AidanGillen is in his mid forties.
** Hodor is referred to as a stableboy and implied to be fairly youthful in the books but played by middle-aged Kristian Nairn because he has the size (he's nearly 6'11") to make the role convincing.
** Brienne goes from eighteen to somewhere in her thirties, judging by the appearance of Creator/GwendolineChristie.
** Beric Dondarrion is in his early twenties in the books, but Richard Dormer is clearly much older.
** Doran's son Trystane is aged up to stay of an age with Myrcella.
13th Dec '16 10:50:25 PM Kartoonkid95
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->''But we see our main innocent, and, of course, her dad too''
->''This is Cindy Lou Who, who is no more than two...welve, but we'll give 'em a little leeway''
-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''', in his review of the 2000 version of ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''
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