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30th May '16 2:49:06 PM Anicomicgeek
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*** Girder, Peek-A-Boo, Tar Pit, and Zoom are foes of Wally in the comics, but here's they're the same age as Barry and among his enemies. Girder himself in the comics is a middle-aged man.

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*** Girder, Peek-A-Boo, and Tar Pit, and Zoom Pit are foes of Wally in the comics, but here's they're the same age as Barry and among his enemies. Girder himself in the comics is a middle-aged man.
30th May '16 2:47:50 PM Anicomicgeek
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*** Thanks to Creator/MarkHamill [[RoleReprisal coming back to play]] [[Series/TheFlash1990 the Trickster once more]], James Jesse is depicted as middle-aged. Likewise, due to the return of Amanda Pays as Tina McGee, Tina is middle-aged herself.

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*** Thanks to Creator/MarkHamill [[RoleReprisal coming back to play]] [[Series/TheFlash1990 the Trickster once more]], James Jesse is depicted as middle-aged. Likewise, due to the return of Amanda Pays as Tina McGee, [=McGee=], Tina is middle-aged herself.



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30th May '16 2:46:57 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'':
** ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':
*** In the comics, Roy was young enough to be adopted as Oliver's ward, like Dick Grayson to Batman. In the show, they're closer in age to the point they're more like brothers. Similarly, Mia Dearden (Thea's comic book counterpart) is a young teenager when her and Oliver first meet (around 16), and is at least a decade younger than Roy. While Roy's exact age isn't clarified in the show, she's 17/18 in the first season when the two start dating, implying he's only in his early twenties at most.
*** Similarly, Dinah Laurel Lance/Black Canary started her crime fighting career when she was in her late teens, and was around 19 when she joined the Justice League and first met Oliver (who was a good few years older than her). In the show, the two went to school together and are the same age. Likewise, the first Black Canary, Dinah Drake, is usually significantly older, having fought crime long before Oliver started, but in the show, Sara Lance, the show's version of the first Canary, is actually ''younger'' than Oliver and Laurel by a few years, being Laurel's younger sister instead of her mom.
*** In the comics, Felicity Smoak is Ronnie Raymond's stepmother, but the show first sees her at 23.
*** Sin in the comics is an little girl, but the series depicts her as a teenager.
*** Jean Loring is the same age as Moira Queen and hence older than Ray Palmer.
*** Ted Grant/Wildcat is usually a Badass Grandpa in the comics (post-Golden Age), while he's played by J.R. Ramirez in the show, who is in his 30's.
*** Cynthia Addai-Robinson, an actress in her 30s, played the traditionally middle-aged Amanda Waller.
*** Lyla Michaels, a.k.a. Harbinger, is depicted in the show as an adult, as opposed to the teenager of the comics.
*** 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.
*** In the comics, ComicBook/RasAlGhul is 600+. Being Ra's in this is a DecompositeCharacter and LegacyCharacter, he's only 200.
*** Comics Darhk is a young man comparable in age to several of the older Teen Titans members. In the series, he's played by 49 year old Neal [=McDonough=]--and additionally ''Arrow''!Darhk is a peer of Ra's al Ghul.
*** Count Vertigo is usually a middle-aged man, but in ''Arrow'', going by Seth Gabel's age, only in his 30s.
** ''Series/TheFlash2014''
*** Barry himself is bit younger than his usual depictions, which is actually turned into a plot point when it's revealed that the "Man in Yellow" turned him into the Flash seven years early (giving Barry his powers in 2013 instead of 2020).
*** Wally West is only a few years younger than Barry ad Iris whereas in the comics the age gap is wider due to them being in their late 20-early 30 and Wally being a teenager at first.
*** Ronnie Raymond is traditionally a teenager when he becomes the superhero Firestorm; here, he's roughly in his mid-to-late twenties. Jason Rusch is likewise a grad student in the show, not a high school student.
*** Girder, Peek-A-Boo, Tar Pit, and Zoom are foes of Wally in the comics, but here's they're the same age as Barry and among his enemies. Girder himself in the comics is a middle-aged man.
*** Tokamak is an old man in the comics, but around Barry's age on the show.
*** Played with Griffin Grey. He is currently 18 years old but got his powers at 16, which is part of the age group he belongs to in the comics. However, he's around that age during a much earlier point in time of his existence in the comics, where he was the same age as Impulse, Barry's grandson.
*** Dante Ramon and Vibe are close in age in the comics, but Dante is 13 years older than Cisco in the show.
*** Thanks to Creator/MarkHamill [[RoleReprisal coming back to play]] [[Series/TheFlash1990 the Trickster once more]], James Jesse is depicted as middle-aged. Likewise, due to the return of Amanda Pays as Tina McGee, Tina is middle-aged herself.
*** [[spoiler: Hunter Zolomon has a few years on Barry in the show whereas his comics counterpart as a foe of Wally West and close to Wally in age. When he impersonated Jay Garrick, he seemed to be this for Jay as well, being around his 30s, but the real Jay Garrick averted this, being middle-aged.]]
** ''Series/{{Constantine}}'':
*** Sister Anne-Marie Flynn in the comics was an old woman. The series version is John's age.
*** Jim Corrigan is much younger than his comic counterpart, who was around during WWII, and he's yet to become the Spectre.
** ''Series/LgendsOfTomorrow'':
*** ComicBook/VandalSavage as a CompositeCharacter will elements of Hath-Set and having his origin ties to Hawkman's, he's only been alive since Ancient Egypt and isn't a caveman.
*** In the comics, Grant Wilson is Slade's eldest child. Given his apparent age at 2046 and the flashbacks on Arrow set in the late 2000s where Slade only mentions Joe, it's very likely that Joe is the older brother here. Another one of Slade's child in the comics, Rose Wilson, was [[CompositeCharacter fused with Isabel Rochev]].
*** Usually depicted in her twenties or early thirties in modern times, Talia al Ghul she would be in her sixties in 2016, assuming she didn't use the Lazarus Pit to stall her aging like Ra's and Darhk have.
30th May '16 8:57:40 AM Pamina
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* Most productions of ''Theatre/TheKingAndI'', including the film, apply this trope to Anna Leonowens and {{Playing Gertrude}} to the King. The real Anna was in her late 20s or early 30s (though she most likely claimed to be younger than she was) when she came to Siam, while King Mongkut was nearly 60, but they're usually both played by performers in their mid to late 30s or 40s.
15th May '16 8:14:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': As noted above in "Film", the title character and Peter Parker were in high school together when the latter started his career as Franchise/SpiderMan, but because the TV show was written before Spider-Man joined the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] (and before anyone working on the show had any idea how he would be integrated), Jessica is a grown woman when Peter is only 15. Somewhat moot in that Spider-Man doesn't actually appear on the show, though.

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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': As noted above in "Film", the title character and Peter Parker were in high school together when the latter started his career as Franchise/SpiderMan, but because the TV show was written before Spider-Man joined the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] (and before anyone working on the show had any idea how he would be integrated), Jessica is a grown woman when Peter is only 15. Somewhat moot in that Spider-Man doesn't actually appear on the show, though.
13th May '16 11:33:50 PM Doug86
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** Virtually all the child characters in the HBO adaptation have been aged up by 2-3 years (at least). For instance, in [[ASongOfIceAndFire the book series]], Robb Stark and Jon Snow are fourteen and Daenerys Targaryen is thirteen at the start of the series. The characters are aged up to about 17 and the backstory timeline is edited accordingly. Part of this is probably to accommodate older actors who could handle the dramatic heavy lifting. Part of it is also because the intense sex and violence in the book would be much more disturbing (and in the case of Daenerys, likely illegal) if portrayed by actors who look closer to the book ages. Even still, most of the teens are played by actors who (start out as) [[DawsonCasting early twenties]] (the aforementioned three were all 23 the year Season 1 was filmed). This doesn't quite work for Bran, as Isaac Hempstead-Wright was 11-12 at the time of filming, playing a ten-year-old. But as about two years pass in the story, about three passed in real life and Isaac very obviously hit puberty on the way, with his voice deepening considerably around Season 3. Mitigated somewhat by Isaac's slight build and the fact that he spends a large portion of the series being carried around by the massive Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor.

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** Virtually all the child characters in the HBO adaptation have been aged up by 2-3 years (at least). For instance, in [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the book series]], Robb Stark and Jon Snow are fourteen and Daenerys Targaryen is thirteen at the start of the series. The characters are aged up to about 17 and the backstory timeline is edited accordingly. Part of this is probably to accommodate older actors who could handle the dramatic heavy lifting. Part of it is also because the intense sex and violence in the book would be much more disturbing (and in the case of Daenerys, likely illegal) if portrayed by actors who look closer to the book ages. Even still, most of the teens are played by actors who (start out as) [[DawsonCasting early twenties]] (the aforementioned three were all 23 the year Season 1 was filmed). This doesn't quite work for Bran, as Isaac Hempstead-Wright was 11-12 at the time of filming, playing a ten-year-old. But as about two years pass in the story, about three passed in real life and Isaac very obviously hit puberty on the way, with his voice deepening considerably around Season 3. Mitigated somewhat by Isaac's slight build and the fact that he spends a large portion of the series being carried around by the massive Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor.
8th May '16 2:35:41 PM Silverblade2
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* ''Film/TronLegacy'' has Garrett Hedlund playing Sam Flynn, who is two years older than himself (as Sam was supposedly born one year after the original ''Film/{{Tron}}'', and Hedlund is actually two years younger; also, despite the 2010 release\setting, filming occurred one year prior). Surprisingly, his co-star Olivia Wilde is only a few months older, despite playing a program who's supposedly 20 years old.
6th May '16 8:45:13 AM Piando
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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 ArtifactTitle), which among other things makes their closeness a bit less unusual[[note]]which is to say, more "realistic"[[/note]] and (perhaps more prudently) the ShipTease with Donatello and April more palatable.

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* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' ''WesternAnimation/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 ArtifactTitle), which among other things makes their closeness a bit less unusual[[note]]which is to say, more "realistic"[[/note]] and (perhaps more prudently) the ShipTease with Donatello and April more palatable.
4th May '16 1:40:28 AM Anicomicgeek
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*** Related to this, Marisa Tomei, who's currently just '''50''', is in talks to play the usually 70+ (in the classic comics) Aunt May.

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*** Related to this, Marisa Tomei, who's currently just '''50''', is in talks to play plays the usually 70+ (in the classic comics) Aunt May.



* Bizarrely, the actresses selected to play Franchise/SpiderMan's Aunt May seem to be getting younger with every new film reboot. In Creator/SamRaimi's ''Film/SpiderMan1'' in 2002, May was played a 75-year-old Creator/RosemaryHarris--matching the character's portrayal in the comics, [[ComicBookTime where she's consistently been in her mid-70's]]. For Sony's ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' in 2012, the casting department selected a 66-year-old Creator/SallyField--[[OlderThanTheyLook who could easily pass for a much younger woman, thanks to her dark hair]]. And the actress currently in negotiations to play May in [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel Studios]]' upcoming {{reboot}}? Marisa Tomei, who's currently just '''50'''.

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* Bizarrely, the actresses selected to play Franchise/SpiderMan's Aunt May seem to be getting younger with every new film reboot. In Creator/SamRaimi's ''Film/SpiderMan1'' in 2002, May was played a 75-year-old Creator/RosemaryHarris--matching the character's portrayal in the comics, [[ComicBookTime where she's consistently been in her mid-70's]]. For Sony's ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' in 2012, the casting department selected a 66-year-old Creator/SallyField--[[OlderThanTheyLook who could easily pass for a much younger woman, thanks to her dark hair]]. And As mentioned above, the actress currently playing her in negotiations to play May in [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel Studios]]' Creator/MarvelStudios' upcoming {{reboot}}? {{reboot}}? Marisa Tomei, who's currently just '''50'''.
4th May '16 1:38:31 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' has some characters from Batman universe that are older then comic book version.

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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' has some characters from Batman universe that are older then the comic book version.book's versions.



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* Like the anime example above, many video games from Japan released in the west will age the characters up to at least 18 for the same reason. If that's not enough, female characters of questionable age with {{Stripperific}} outfits whether it's a customized clothing option [[DigitalBikini will be more covered up]] or removed completely.
* Lyn was 15 (at the start of) the original Japanese version of ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: The Blazing Sword''. The localized version aged her up to 18 for some reason, despite her acting basically the same age as her co-leads Hector and Eliwood (about 17, following the 1-year TimeSkip and a vague number of time during gameplay). It's likely due to her looks/curves, YoungerThanSheLooks in short.
* In the original Japanese version of ''VisualNovel/SweetFuseAtYourSide'', Saki is 17 years old and Wakasa is 15. Since ''Sweet Fuse'' is a RomanceGame and Saki's other prospective love interests range in age from 22 to 32, the English localization by Aksys Games nudges her age up to 18 and Wakasa's to 17.
* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefaultFlyingFairy'': Releases outside of Japan aged up the protagonists from 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]].
* ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest:Challenge of the Warlords'': Princess Seraphine, introduced as the player is to escort her to her ArrangedMarriage, is 16 in the original PC version. She's 18 in the subsequent console and portable ports.
* In Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, Sonic's original age was 16, Amy was just 8 years old, and Knuckles was 15. When VideoGame/SonicAdventure was released Sonic became 15, Amy became 12 and Knuckles became 16.
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''
** The ''Arkham'' version of Tim Drake is older than the comics version, being closer in age to Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon [[spoiler: and in the GoldenEnding of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', ends up marrying Barbara.]]
** ''Knight''[='=]s DLC expansion pack, included Talia's sister, Nyssa Raatko has her as Talia's ''younger'' sister. In comics canon, Nyssa is a Holocaust survivor and Talia's mother met ComicBook/RasAlGhul at Woodstock.
* For the English localization of ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' Tsubasa, Itsuki, and Touma were aged up from seventeen to eighteen.
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[[folder:Webcomic]]
* In ''Webcomic/FiveKidsAtFreddys'', one of the missing children is actually a teenager, in order to make storytelling easier with a MinimalistCast.
* The Lithuanian translation of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' changes the ages of the main heroes from 13 to 16, explaining it by the fact that it began precisely three years after the original.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Like the anime example above, many video games from Japan released in the west will age the characters up to at least 18 for the same reason. If that's not enough, female characters of questionable age with {{Stripperific}} outfits whether it's a customized clothing option [[DigitalBikini will be more covered up]] or removed completely.
* Lyn was 15 (at the start of) the original Japanese version of ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: The Blazing Sword''. The localized version aged her up to 18 for some reason, despite her acting basically the same age as her co-leads Hector and Eliwood (about 17, following the 1-year TimeSkip and a vague number of time during gameplay). It's likely due to her looks/curves, YoungerThanSheLooks in short.
* In the original Japanese version of ''VisualNovel/SweetFuseAtYourSide'', Saki is 17 years old and Wakasa is 15. Since ''Sweet Fuse'' is a RomanceGame and Saki's other prospective love interests range in age from 22 to 32, the English localization by Aksys Games nudges her age up to 18 and Wakasa's to 17.
* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefaultFlyingFairy'': Releases outside of Japan aged up the protagonists from 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]].
* ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest:Challenge of the Warlords'': Princess Seraphine, introduced as the player is to escort her to her ArrangedMarriage, is 16 in the original PC version. She's 18 in the subsequent console and portable ports.
* In Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, Sonic's original age was 16, Amy was just 8 years old, and Knuckles was 15. When VideoGame/SonicAdventure was released Sonic became 15, Amy became 12 and Knuckles became 16.
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''
** The ''Arkham'' version of Tim Drake is older than the comics version, being closer in age to Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon [[spoiler: and in the GoldenEnding of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', ends up marrying Barbara.]]
** ''Knight''[='=]s DLC expansion pack, included Talia's sister, Nyssa Raatko has her as Talia's ''younger'' sister. In comics canon, Nyssa is a Holocaust survivor and Talia's mother met ComicBook/RasAlGhul until Woodstock.
* For the English localization of ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' Tsubasa, Itsuki, and Touma were aged up from seventeen to eighteen.
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[[folder:Webcomic]]
* In ''Webcomic/FiveKidsAtFreddys'', one of the missing children is actually a teenager, in order to make storytelling easier with a MinimalistCast.
* The Lithuanian translation of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' changes the ages of the main heroes from 13 to 16, explaining it by the fact that it began precisely three years after the original.
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