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23rd Mar '17 5:31:32 PM Doug86
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* The ''StarTrekExpandedUniverse'' marries Spock off to the much younger Saavik, who, even though vulcans have substantially longer-than-human lifespans, qualifies as Saavik is human-equivalent late 20s, and Spock is pushing 60-equivalent.

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* The ''StarTrekExpandedUniverse'' ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'' marries Spock off to the much younger Saavik, who, even though vulcans Vulcans have substantially longer-than-human lifespans, qualifies as Saavik is human-equivalent late 20s, and Spock is pushing 60-equivalent.



* {{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}: Fox's mother and father, Anastasia and Halcyon, are a subversion. At first her mother seems quite younger than her father, though we learn that Halcyon, while aged, isn't as old as he looks, he's just decrepit from disease, and when we see them when they were married they looked the same age, and Anastasia just didn't age as fast.[[spoiler: Then there's the reveal of Anastasia as Titania makes this a case of MayflyDecemberRomance as she doesn't age at all]].

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* {{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': Fox's mother and father, Anastasia and Halcyon, are a subversion. At first her mother seems quite younger than her father, though we learn that Halcyon, while aged, isn't as old as he looks, he's just decrepit from disease, and when we see them when they were married they looked the same age, and Anastasia just didn't age as fast.[[spoiler: Then there's the reveal of Anastasia as Titania makes this a case of MayflyDecemberRomance as she doesn't age at all]].
5th Mar '17 9:26:40 AM nombretomado
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* Turning back to MarvelComics, Spitfire, a 1940s superheroine, had a relationship with the much younger third Union Jack on the pages of ''[[ComicBook/TheInvaders New Invaders]]'' after the blood transfusion from the original HumanTorch caused her to body to de-age a few decades. The relationship didn't last, in part because of the age difference.

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* Turning back to MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, Spitfire, a 1940s superheroine, had a relationship with the much younger third Union Jack on the pages of ''[[ComicBook/TheInvaders New Invaders]]'' after the blood transfusion from the original HumanTorch caused her to body to de-age a few decades. The relationship didn't last, in part because of the age difference.



* There is quite a bit of it in [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} the X-Men franchise]], starting with Professor Xavier's repressed crush on Jean Grey; this was written at a time when he was supposed to be in his twenties or thirties, so it was not as extreme an age difference as it was when they reused that plot element in the 1990s for the Onslaught arc. Occasionaly it verges into May-September or MayflyDecemberRomance territory as characters are rejuvenated through comicbook-science means or have powers that render them impervious to the effects of aging. Thus Magneto in the main timeline has the body of a man in his 30s since being de-aged and partially re-aged, which takes some of the sting out of his relationships with Cyclops' ex-girlfriend Lee Forrester and with Rogue. The chronological age difference is even more pronounced in the case of many of the romantic entanglements of Wolverine and Mystique, both of whom are canonically over 100 years old. In Logan's case Jean Grey, Mariko Yashida and Yukio were in their twenties and Melita Garner is probably in the same age-group. Mystique had an affair with Iceman, the youngest of the original five X-Men, which left her with fairly strong lingering feelings. On a more mundane level, there was Cannonball (16 years old at the time) and rockstar Lila Cheney.

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* There is quite a bit of it in [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen the X-Men franchise]], starting with Professor Xavier's repressed crush on Jean Grey; this was written at a time when he was supposed to be in his twenties or thirties, so it was not as extreme an age difference as it was when they reused that plot element in the 1990s for the Onslaught arc. Occasionaly it verges into May-September or MayflyDecemberRomance territory as characters are rejuvenated through comicbook-science means or have powers that render them impervious to the effects of aging. Thus Magneto in the main timeline has the body of a man in his 30s since being de-aged and partially re-aged, which takes some of the sting out of his relationships with Cyclops' ex-girlfriend Lee Forrester and with Rogue. The chronological age difference is even more pronounced in the case of many of the romantic entanglements of Wolverine and Mystique, both of whom are canonically over 100 years old. In Logan's case Jean Grey, Mariko Yashida and Yukio were in their twenties and Melita Garner is probably in the same age-group. Mystique had an affair with Iceman, the youngest of the original five X-Men, which left her with fairly strong lingering feelings. On a more mundane level, there was Cannonball (16 years old at the time) and rockstar Lila Cheney.
4th Mar '17 5:08:52 PM Xtifr
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* [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] gets together with Servilia, mother of his adopted brother Marcus Brutus, in Conn Iggulden's ''Literature/{{Emperor}}'' books. In these books, Caesar and Brutus are the same age.

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* [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar gets together with Servilia, mother of his adopted brother Marcus Brutus, in Conn Iggulden's ''Literature/{{Emperor}}'' books. In these books, Caesar and Brutus are the same age.
22nd Feb '17 7:21:08 PM gewunomox
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%% * "Hey Nineteen" by SteelyDan.

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21st Feb '17 9:52:13 AM skidoo23
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had the lead character, the Doctor, occasionally enter into romances with travelling companions and others. Due to the Doctor's immense lifespan, the difference in age is ''always'' in the hundreds if not thousands. An example is Rose Tyler, who is 19 when she first meets the Doctor, who is approximately 900 years of age. Later, when the Doctor is well over 1,000, he marries River Song, who is said to only be a couple of hundred years old. The age gap between the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald when their relationship ends can technically be measured in the ''billions'' (as is also the case when the Twelfth Doctor later reunites with River).
21st Feb '17 9:47:59 AM skidoo23
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* Creator/CharlesChaplin was 36 years older than his final wife, Oona O'Neill, yet it became his longest and happiest marriage, producing eight children.

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* Creator/CharlesChaplin Creator/CharlieChaplin was 36 years older than his final wife, Oona O'Neill, yet it became his longest and happiest marriage, producing eight children.
21st Feb '17 9:47:28 AM skidoo23
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* Creator/CharlesChaplin was 36 years older than his final wife, Oona O'Neill, yet it became his longest and happiest marriage, producing eight children.
17th Feb '17 4:23:26 AM XFllo
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* A heartbreaking example of this and MayflyDecemberRomance comes from ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'' with Yukari and an elderly kitsune. They genuinely seemed to love each other, despite Yukari's [[PrisonRape exper]][[DefiledForever iences]] and how she felt that no one would ever find her attractive because of them, but, with him being a kitsune who is very old for one and much older than her (he's much older than 1,2003 years old), and Yukari being a youkai that tends to outlive the former, it doesn't end on a very happy note and Yukari was devastated.



* In ''WesternAnimation/PocahontasGoldenFilms'' Pocahontas falls in love with John Smith when she's a young teenager. When she grows up and they meet again, he marries her.

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17th Feb '17 4:20:39 AM XFllo
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* ''FanFic/TitaniaFalls'': One year on Earthland is forty-five years on Earth. [[spoiler:By the time Jellal reunites with Erza on Earth, four months after the Tower of Heaven arc, she's fifteen years older, newly divorced and with two preteen children. This is part of why he is initially reluctant to pursue a relationship with her, despite the fact that there is nothing standing in their way of being together now]].
14th Feb '17 7:46:16 PM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/TitaniaFalls'': One year on Earthland is forty-five years on Earth. [[spoiler:By the time Jellal reunites with Erza on Earth, four months after the Tower of Heaven arc, she's fifteen years older, newly divorced and with two preteen children. This is part of why he is initially reluctant to pursue a relationship with her, despite the fact that there is nothing standing in their way of being together now]].
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