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2nd Feb '16 6:21:10 AM tropower
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* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' turns April into a teenager, who has always been somewhere in her early 20's in all other incarnations of the franchise. This applies to Casey Jones as well when he's introduced in the second season. This seems to have largely been done to have them the same age as the titular characters (while averting ArtefactTitle), which among other things makes their closeness a bit less unusual and (perhaps more prudently) the ShipTease with Donatello and April more palatable.
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* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' turns April into a teenager, who has always been somewhere in her early 20's in all other incarnations of the franchise. This applies to Casey Jones as well when he's introduced in the second season. This seems to have largely been done to have them the same age as the titular characters (while averting ArtefactTitle), ArtifactTitle), which among other things makes their closeness a bit less unusual unusual[[note]]which is to say, more "realistic"[[/note]] and (perhaps more prudently) the ShipTease with Donatello and April more palatable.palatable. ** However, it was most likely done for a more spur-of-the-moment reason: to set up her grudge with the Turtles in this version after they [[spoiler:accidentally cause her father (who was invented for this incarnation, possibly for this purpose) to get mutated]].
30th Jan '16 3:54:35 PM spiritsunami
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** ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' went all over the place with this. [[Anime/DigimonAdventure The first stored]] left the ages alone, but the second one, a TimeSkip sequel to the first, aged everyone up by a year, and ''[[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]]'', perhaps because it was DarkerAndEdgier, aged all the kids up by three years...which ended up creating some rather poor implications that ''weren't'' originally there, as at one point Ruki/Rika's mother's age is explicitly stated and this age is left unchanged, dropping the age difference between mother and daughter from 18 years to 15.
27th Jan '16 7:26:13 AM Discar
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* ''Series/TheMagicians'': Dean Fogg was an old man in [[Literature/TheMagicians the books]]. Here he's in his late forties at most.
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* ''Series/TheMagicians'': ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': Dean Fogg was an old man in [[Literature/TheMagicians the books]]. Here he's in his late forties at most.
24th Jan '16 3:27:21 PM Anddrix
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** Clary Fray turned 16 2/3rds of the way through ''Literature/CityOfBones'', here she starts off the series celebrating her 18th birthday.
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** Clary Fray turned 16 2/3rds of the way through ''Literature/CityOfBones'', ''Literature/{{City of Bones|2007}}'', here she starts off the series celebrating her 18th birthday.

** Madame Dorothea was an old woman in ''Literature/CityOfBones'', but in the show her counterpart Dot is only in her thirties.
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** Madame Dorothea was an old woman in ''Literature/CityOfBones'', ''Literature/{{City of Bones|2007}}'', but in the show her counterpart Dot is only in her thirties.
23rd Jan '16 6:23:44 PM TheViolentTomboy
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manga red was 11.
** Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' is eleven. Most adaptations, for example Ash from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and Red from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', pin their Red counterpart at ten when they begin their journey.
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** Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' is eleven. Most adaptations, for example Ash from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and Red from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', pin their Red counterpart at ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Red's anime counterpart, was ten when they begin he began their journey.
17th Jan '16 3:36:38 PM Anddrix
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** Jace Wayland and Simon Lightwood were both 17 in the book, but are in their early twenties in the show. ** In TheVampireDiaries books, Elena has a four-year-old sister. In the show, she has a 15-year-old brother.
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** Jace Wayland and Simon Lightwood were both 17 in the book, books, but are in their early twenties in the show. ** Madame Dorothea was an old woman in ''Literature/CityOfBones'', but in the show her counterpart Dot is only in her thirties. ** Maureen Brown is 14 ([[OlderThanTheyLook but looks about 12]]) in the books, but on the show she's around the same age as Clary and Simon, who are already older than their book counterparts. * In TheVampireDiaries ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'' books, Elena has a four-year-old sister. In [[Series/TheVampireDiaries the show, show]], she has a 15-year-old brother.
17th Jan '16 9:30:24 AM Will
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Hyphenation
* Ang Lee's 1995 adaptation of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility'' is full of this trope. Colonel Brandon, who was supposed to be 35 or 36, was played by 49 year old Creator/AlanRickman. The 19-year old-Elinor Dashwood was played by 35-year-old Creator/EmmaThompson, and 17-year-old Marianne Dashwood was played by 20-year-old Creator/KateWinslet. However, the movie implies that the Dashwood sisters are in their late and early 20s, respectively and that Colonel Brandon is an older world-weary gent that we would associate with someone nearing 50. Lee and (scriptwriter) Creator/EmmaThompson made a conscious decision to age Elinor up to at least her mid-twenties, because they didn't think the audience would accept a 19-year-old worrying about [[OldMaid being left on the shelf]]. * In the film adaptation of the Creator/JamesPatterson novel ''Literature/AlongCameASpider'', Alex Cross is played by MorganFreeman. Cross is implied by the text to be in his forties or early fifties, and Freeman was ''sixty'' at the time. It's even more jarring that his love interest is played by the then ''thirty'' year old Monica Potter.
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* Ang Lee's 1995 adaptation of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility'' is full of this trope. Colonel Brandon, who was supposed to be 35 or 36, was played by 49 year old 49-year-old Creator/AlanRickman. The 19-year old-Elinor 19-year-old Elinor Dashwood was played by 35-year-old Creator/EmmaThompson, and 17-year-old Marianne Dashwood was played by 20-year-old Creator/KateWinslet. However, the movie implies that the Dashwood sisters are in their late and early 20s, respectively and that Colonel Brandon is an older world-weary gent that we would associate with someone nearing 50. Lee and (scriptwriter) Creator/EmmaThompson made a conscious decision to age Elinor up to at least her mid-twenties, because they didn't think the audience would accept a 19-year-old worrying about [[OldMaid being left on the shelf]]. * In the film adaptation of the Creator/JamesPatterson novel ''Literature/AlongCameASpider'', Alex Cross is played by MorganFreeman. Cross is implied by the text to be in his forties or early fifties, and Freeman was ''sixty'' at the time. It's even more jarring that his love interest is played by the then ''thirty'' year old ''thirty''-year-old Monica Potter.

* ''Series/{{Dune}}'': None of the actors who've played Paul, Leto II and Ghanima Atreides, or Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen have been under 20. Of course, since Paul and Feyd-Rautha were 15 during ''Dune'' itself and Leto II and Ghanima were ''8'' this is understandable. Generally, Paul and Feyd's ages are not mentioned in the adaptations, which makes this arguably a case of AllThereInTheManual and DawsonCasting, but for the Creator/SyFy version of ''Series/ChildrenOfDune'', Leto and Ghanima's ages were upped to around 18. The [[Film/{{Dune}} 1984 adaptation of Dune]] also has the 4 year old [[CreepyChild Alia]] played by the 9 year old (at time of release) Alicia Witt.
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* ''Series/{{Dune}}'': None of the actors who've played Paul, Leto II and Ghanima Atreides, or Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen have been under 20. Of course, since Paul and Feyd-Rautha were 15 during ''Dune'' itself and Leto II and Ghanima were ''8'' this is understandable. Generally, Paul and Feyd's ages are not mentioned in the adaptations, which makes this arguably a case of AllThereInTheManual and DawsonCasting, but for the Creator/SyFy version of ''Series/ChildrenOfDune'', Leto and Ghanima's ages were upped to around 18. The [[Film/{{Dune}} 1984 adaptation of Dune]] also has the 4 year old four-year-old [[CreepyChild Alia]] played by the 9 year old nine-year-old (at time of release) Alicia Witt.

* Turned on its head in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' where one of the main themes of the movie is how Bond (played by the 44 year old Daniel Craig) is getting too old to keep working in the field.
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* Turned on its head in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' where one of the main themes of the movie is how Bond (played by the 44 year old 44-year-old Daniel Craig) is getting too old to keep working in the field.

* Inverted in ''Film/SupermanReturns'': 22 year old KateBosworth played ComicBook/LoisLane in a movie that was supposed to take place five years after ''Film/SupermanII'' in which Lois was already years into her career and was played by the then 30 year old Margot Kidder.
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* Inverted in ''Film/SupermanReturns'': 22 year old 22-year-old KateBosworth played ComicBook/LoisLane in a movie that was supposed to take place five years after ''Film/SupermanII'' in which Lois was already years into her career and was played by the then 30 year old 30-year-old Margot Kidder.

* Fittingly ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' has a few examples. Shakespeare himself is actually played by an actor the right age (28 year old Joseph Fiennes) and Geoffrey Rush was only slightly older than the real life Philip Henslowe but Rupert Everett was a decade too old to play the then 29 year old Creator/ChristopherMarlowe and Richard Burbage who was only 25 in 1593 was played by a then 37 year old Martin Clunes.
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* Fittingly ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' has a few examples. Shakespeare himself is actually played by an actor the right age (28 year old (28-year-old Joseph Fiennes) and Geoffrey Rush was only slightly older than the real life Philip Henslowe but Rupert Everett was a decade too old to play the then 29 year old 29-year-old Creator/ChristopherMarlowe and Richard Burbage who was only 25 in 1593 was played by a then 37 year old 37-year-old Martin Clunes.

* In the book of ''Literature/TuckEverlasting'', Winnie is eleven. To both fit the DawsonCasting of Alexis Bledel and lessen the weirdness of her romance with forever 17 year old Tuck, she is aged up to 15 in the movie.
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* In the book of ''Literature/TuckEverlasting'', Winnie is eleven. To both fit the DawsonCasting of Alexis Bledel and lessen the weirdness of her romance with forever 17 year old 17-year-old Tuck, she is aged up to 15 in the movie.

* The character of ComicBook/{{Robin}} as originated by Dick Grayson always has the origin of [[DeathByOriginStory his parents being killed]] during a circus act when he was a pre-teen, not too different than with his adopted father [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]]. ''Film/BatmanForever'' cast 25 year old Chris O'Donnell in the role and Bruce comments that his superhero name should be "Dick Grayson, College Student" and that is as far as they get to identifying his age. It has the side effect of conflating his history and personality as both Robin and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, being pragmatic for a film adaptation.
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* The character of ComicBook/{{Robin}} as originated by Dick Grayson always has the origin of [[DeathByOriginStory his parents being killed]] during a circus act when he was a pre-teen, not too different than with his adopted father [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]]. ''Film/BatmanForever'' cast 25 year old 25-year-old Chris O'Donnell in the role and Bruce comments that his superhero name should be "Dick Grayson, College Student" and that is as far as they get to identifying his age. It has the side effect of conflating his history and personality as both Robin and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, being pragmatic for a film adaptation.

* Esmeralda from ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is a sixteen year old girl. In the [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Disney adaptation]] never [[VagueAge specifies]] her age however she doesn't seem nearly that young.
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* Esmeralda from ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is a sixteen year old sixteen-year-old girl. In the [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Disney adaptation]] never [[VagueAge specifies]] her age however she doesn't seem nearly that young.

* ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'' is only VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, so a lot about the real-life characters are rewritten. For exaple, Al Swearengen was a just-married 31 years-old man from Iowa in 1876, while the TV character is a single, globe-trotting Englishman in his 60s.
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* ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'' is only VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, so a lot about the real-life characters are rewritten. For exaple, Al Swearengen was a just-married 31 years-old year-old man from Iowa in 1876, while the TV character is a single, globe-trotting Englishman in his 60s.

* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefaultFlyingFairy'': Releases outside of Japan aged up the protagonists from 15-16 year olds to 18. This is mainly due to the more {{Stripperific}} outfits the girls get to wear (some of which were also toned down a little), and the game's very dark themes - particularly [[spoiler:a rather infamous side-quest that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything very closely resembles a]] [[RapeAsDrama date-rape plot]], which one of your female party members has to fall victim to in order to progress]].
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* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefaultFlyingFairy'': Releases outside of Japan aged up the protagonists from 15-16 year olds 15- to 16-year-olds to 18. This is mainly due to the more {{Stripperific}} outfits the girls get to wear (some of which were also toned down a little), and the game's very dark themes - particularly [[spoiler:a rather infamous side-quest that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything very closely resembles a]] [[RapeAsDrama date-rape plot]], which one of your female party members has to fall victim to in order to progress]].

* In the original ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' Lumina is a fourteen year old girl with a PrecociousCrush on the protagonist. In ''Another Wonderful Life'', where you play as a woman, she was made into a rival for Rock, who is in his twenties. Lumina was upped to sixteen in Japan, eighteen internationally, and that has been her starting age in every game she's appeared in since.
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* In the original ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' Lumina is a fourteen year old fourteen-year-old girl with a PrecociousCrush on the protagonist. In ''Another Wonderful Life'', where you play as a woman, she was made into a rival for Rock, who is in his twenties. Lumina was upped to sixteen in Japan, eighteen internationally, and that has been her starting age in every game she's appeared in since.
12th Jan '16 10:56:30 PM Doug86
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* In the stage production of ''Main/TheAddamsFamily'', Wednesday's age is changed from 10 or so to about 18. (Pugsley, however, is still a young child.)
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* In the stage production of ''Main/TheAddamsFamily'', ''TheAddamsFamily'', Wednesday's age is changed from 10 or so to about 18. (Pugsley, however, is still a young child.)

* Inverted in ''WebAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'', where dozens of 20-something and 30-something characters are aged down into high schoolers. It isn't terribly consistent with who gets de-aged though, as ComicBook/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Superman}} are adults yet ComicBook/WonderWoman and [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] are teenagers.
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* Inverted in ''WebAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'', where dozens of 20-something and 30-something characters are aged down into high schoolers. It isn't terribly consistent with who gets de-aged though, as ComicBook/{{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} are adults yet ComicBook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman and [[ComicBook/GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] are teenagers.
9th Jan '16 8:41:32 AM rjung
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* ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'': The RealLife James Donovan was in his early 40s during the events depicted in the film, but Creator/TomHanks was near 60 when he played him.
3rd Jan '16 1:56:14 PM Anicomicgeek
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*** ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' also does this to ComicBook/JessicaJones, making her a senior at Midtown. In the classic Marvel Universe, Jessica and Peter were in the same grade.
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