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26th Apr '17 3:23:27 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Commander is older, probably middle-aged at least in the novel. In the series he's played by forty six year old Joseph Fiennes.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Commander is older, probably middle-aged at least in the novel. In the series he's played by forty six year old Joseph Fiennes. Serena Joy is also described as being older. Here it's Yvonne Strahovski playing her, who's the same age as Elisabeth Moss, who plays Offred.
26th Apr '17 12:37:34 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Commander is older, probably middle-aged at least in the novel. In the series he's played by forty six year old Joseph Fiennes.
25th Apr '17 9:04:33 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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Compare DawsonCasting, which leaves the age of the character the same but casts an older actor for the part anyway, and PlayingGertrude, HollywoodOld, and UnderAgeCasting, which do the same with younger actors. Also compare YoungerAndHipper.

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Compare DawsonCasting, which leaves the age of the character the same but casts an older actor for the part anyway, and PlayingGertrude, HollywoodOld, and UnderAgeCasting, which do the same with younger actors. Also compare YoungerAndHipper.
YoungerAndHipper. VagueAge is when the viewers [[ShrugOfGod and often the creators]] don't really know exactly how old a character is, and it's a great excuse for why the show might make a specific claim that seems like a [[{{Retcon}} change]] to some previously established fact.
24th Apr '17 10:17:56 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones:''
** Virtually all the child characters in the HBO adaptation have been aged up by 2-3 years (at least). For instance, in [[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.
*** 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.
** Also, more time has passed in the show since the start of the story. In the books it's only been about a year and a half while the show is pretty close to the four years that have passed in reality since it started.
** In the books, Missandei is ten years old, while in the show she's an adult (to allow for a romance subtplot with Grey Worm... and more FanService, of course).
** Sandor Clegane (The Hound) is five years younger than Gregor Clegane (The Mountain), who in the books is estimated at 34 years. His actor, Rory [=McCann=], is 46, so the series version is certainly older. However, all the actors who played Gregor are younger than [=McCann=] (19 years in the current one's case!).
** 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.
** Shae is only eighteen in the books.
** Podrick is twelve in the books, but in at least his late teens in the show.
** 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.
** Margaery is quite a bit older than sixteen in the show and Mace Tyrell's eldest child instead of his youngest.
** 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.
24th Apr '17 2:02:10 AM Svartalfar
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* Some characters in ''Fanfic/NeonMetathesisEvangelion'' had their birthdays shifted around by the author - Asuka's, Touji's and Hikari's are an entire year earlier compared to canon, Kensuke's nearly an entire year earlier, Shinji's three months earlier. The reason is that by European/American counting, quite many characters (like Asuka) are actuall 13, not 14 in the show. The change of birthdays ensures that by the time the fic starts, everyone is already 14. The usual reasons apply.
17th Apr '17 4:54:35 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' sees then 62 year old Creator/ChrisCooper play ComicBook/NormanOsblrn, who was canonically established on Creator/MarkMillar's run on the Marvel Knights ''Spider-Man'' title to be in his mid-fifties, which given the comics had a 20+ year old Peter Parker and the film and teen, means a faithful Osborn would be in his 40s.
6th Apr '17 8:29:05 PM SamCurt
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* The Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote series begins with adopting an old LightNovel series for [[ChildrensLiterature tweens]] [[{{Shoujo}} girls]]. As a result, the age of the cast was moved down for several years; luck was that elementary schoolers go to CramSchool as well, keeping a key premise element intact. As a side effect, sometimes the cast don't act like 12-year-olds; for example, [[spoiler:a 12-year old boy made a big marriage proposal to a girl of the same age ''through her parents'', and the said parents ''do not object''.]]
4th Apr '17 5:44:00 PM sgamer82
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* Komori from ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai'' is 14 at the beginning of the manga. In the anime, she's 15.

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* Komori from ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai'' ''Manga/KomorisanCantDecline'' is 14 at the beginning of the manga. In the anime, she's 15.
31st Mar '17 8:26:50 PM Doug86
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* In pre-Crisis ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}'' comics, Lucius Fox's daughter Tiffany appears in one story, where she's an adult running the Wayne Foundation's anti-drugs program. She appears in much the same role in the post-Crisis ''Red Comicbook/{{Robin}}'', where she's the older sister of one of Tim's love interests, the teenage Tam Fox. In ''Comicbook/TheNew52'', she's a precocious pre-teen, the BrattyHalfPint younger sister of ''Batwing'''s Luke Fox.

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* In pre-Crisis ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics, Lucius Fox's daughter Tiffany appears in one story, where she's an adult running the Wayne Foundation's anti-drugs program. She appears in much the same role in the post-Crisis ''Red Comicbook/{{Robin}}'', where she's the older sister of one of Tim's love interests, the teenage Tam Fox. In ''Comicbook/TheNew52'', she's a precocious pre-teen, the BrattyHalfPint younger sister of ''Batwing'''s Luke Fox.
31st Mar '17 1:11:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* Mamoru Chiba a.k.a. Tuxedo Mask in ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is 17 in the manga and 21 in the [[Anime/SailorMoon 1990s anime]]. This actually means the romance between he and Usagi - whose age is 14 in both - is toned down perhaps due to the larger age gap. In the anime Usagi and Mamoru's relationship comes across to some viewers like a college student allowing a teen girl who has a crush on him to say he's her boyfriend to keep her happy, whereas in the manga there is little doubt in the romance. ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' has him at 16.

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
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Mamoru Chiba a.k.a. Tuxedo Mask in ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is 17 in the manga and 21 in the [[Anime/SailorMoon 1990s anime]]. This actually means the romance between he and Usagi - whose age is 14 in both - is toned down perhaps due to the larger age gap. In the anime Usagi and Mamoru's relationship comes across to some viewers like a college student allowing a teen girl who has a crush on him to say he's her boyfriend to keep her happy, whereas in the manga there is little doubt in the romance. ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' has him at 16.16.
** In the 90s anime Chibiusa is the same age she seems to be physically. In the manga however she is Really700YearsOld, having been born when Usagi was in her early twenties but perpetually being stuck in a child's body.



** The [[Film/FullmetalAlchemist live-action]] version has Ed and Winry around age 20.

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** The [[Film/FullmetalAlchemist live-action]] version has Ed and Winry around age 20.20, even older than they were in the final chapters of the manga.


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* Kai's age in ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' differs between the Japanese and English versions. In the English dub (and dubs based on it) he starts out as 14, is 15 in ''V-Force'', and is 16 in ''G-Rev''. In the Japanese version, Kai was 12, then 13, then 14.
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