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9th Mar '16 12:53:58 PM Hossmeister
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* In the ''MorkAndMindy'' fanfic ''FanFic/MorkAndMindysTwentyFifthAnniversary'', Mork's backward aging becomes part of the plot given that he keeps looking younger as Mindy is growing older.

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* In the ''MorkAndMindy'' ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' fanfic ''FanFic/MorkAndMindysTwentyFifthAnniversary'', Mork's backward aging becomes part of the plot given that he keeps looking younger as Mindy is growing older.



* All the members of Mork's species from ''MorkAndMindy'' age backwards. The original lamp shading was that it happened this way so the children would be treated with respect from day one, and the elderly would be cute and cuddly, thus more likely to be willingly cared for.

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* All the members of Mork's species from ''MorkAndMindy'' ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' age backwards. The original lamp shading was that it happened this way so the children would be treated with respect from day one, and the elderly would be cute and cuddly, thus more likely to be willingly cared for.
29th Feb '16 6:16:16 PM FF32
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* ''TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton'', where it is milked for every ounce of romantic tension and general drama they can wring out of it.

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* ''TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton'', ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton'', where it is milked for every ounce of romantic tension and general drama they can wring out of it.


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* Subverted in an ImagineSpot in ''Film/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty'', where Mitty claims to have the disease Benjamin Button had, but has never seen the film: he becomes a proper old man the size of an infant.
23rd Jan '16 8:23:37 PM nombretomado
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* Adam One in Creator/PaulCornell's ''{{Stormwatch}}'' was [[TimeAbyss an old man at the beginning of the universe]], and ages both backwards and very slowly. He currently looks like he's in his thirties. (As revealed in ''ComicBook/DemonKnights'' he's also [[spoiler: actually Merlin]]).
* The daughter of Sally Floyd, Minnie, who appeared in flashback in the [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Generation M]] mini series was a {{mutant}} whose power was backwards aging at normal speed. It manifested at about the age of two, and before the age of five she had regressed past the point when not even the incubators and life support in the maternity ward could keep her alive. To pile on the tragedy, this was a few months before the [[BroughtDownToNormal Decimation]] event that depowered over 99% of the earth's mutants.

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* Adam One in Creator/PaulCornell's ''{{Stormwatch}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}'' was [[TimeAbyss an old man at the beginning of the universe]], and ages both backwards and very slowly. He currently looks like he's in his thirties. (As revealed in ''ComicBook/DemonKnights'' he's also [[spoiler: actually Merlin]]).
* The daughter of Sally Floyd, Minnie, who appeared in flashback in the [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} [[Comicbook/XMen Generation M]] mini series was a {{mutant}} whose power was backwards aging at normal speed. It manifested at about the age of two, and before the age of five she had regressed past the point when not even the incubators and life support in the maternity ward could keep her alive. To pile on the tragedy, this was a few months before the [[BroughtDownToNormal Decimation]] event that depowered over 99% of the earth's mutants.
15th Jan '16 8:59:42 AM Adept
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* Part of the price [[BigBad Ganossa Maximilian]] from ''Main/SilentMoebius'' paid for power in his [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Nemesis]] in addition to his soul was to have his "time" taken from him, which made him younger as time progressed. Ultimately, everything he did in the series was due to his desire to have his "time" returned to him, even though he knew it would mean his own death. The power he received was nothing compared to being able to live and die as a normal person.

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* Part of the price [[BigBad Ganossa Maximilian]] from ''Main/SilentMoebius'' ''Manga/SilentMobius'' paid for power in his [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Nemesis]] in addition to his soul was to have his "time" taken from him, which made him younger as time progressed. Ultimately, everything he did in the series was due to his desire to have his "time" returned to him, even though he knew it would mean his own death. The power he received was nothing compared to being able to live and die as a normal person.
24th Dec '15 2:06:14 PM billybobfred
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* The dread {{pirate}} Locke from ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie''. He has a normal memory. At the time of the comics, he's a child. He's also [[spoiler:Millie's father]], and remembers doing some "really icky things" about ten years ago. Interestingly, the subject of what happens when he reaches the youngest possible point is touched upon- it turns out that, rather than "turning into a zygote, then disappearing", he swings around and ages the other way, presumably dying when he hits old age again. He even sang the page quote.
** WordOfGod states that when he starts aging forward and becomes too old to live, he'll start aging backwards again, in an infinite loop, though the writer never stated he is actually immortal.

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* The dread {{pirate}} Locke from ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie''. He has a normal memory. At the time of the comics, he's a child. He's also [[spoiler:Millie's father]], and remembers doing some "really icky things" about ten years ago. Interestingly, the subject of what happens when he reaches the youngest possible point is touched upon- it turns out that, rather than "turning into a zygote, then disappearing", he swings around and ages the other way, presumably dying when he hits old age again. He even sang the page quote.
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way. It was never clarified in-comic, but WordOfGod states that when he starts aging forward and becomes too old to live, he'll start aging backwards again, in an infinite loop, though the writer never stated he is actually immortal.
15th Dec '15 3:16:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the main characters of the online puzzle story ''{{Planetarium}}'' is a girl who has foresight but not hindsight. This means that she can see the future but forgets it as soon as it comes to pass. Later on, [[spoiler:she is cured of this ability at the same time her mathemagician friend is cursed to travel backwards in time in a slightly different variant of this trope]].

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* One of the main characters of the online puzzle story ''{{Planetarium}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Planetarium}}'' is a girl who has foresight but not hindsight. This means that she can see the future but forgets it as soon as it comes to pass. Later on, [[spoiler:she is cured of this ability at the same time her mathemagician friend is cursed to travel backwards in time in a slightly different variant of this trope]].
6th Dec '15 10:38:10 AM FF32
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* In [[http://overcompensating.com/oc/index.php?comic=1536 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Overcompensating}}'' strip, Weedmaster P gets hit with a GypsyCurse and ages from a "monster truck wreck" victim all the way back to sex cells inside of two ''Film/FacesOfDeath'' fans.
-->'''Jeffrey:''' It's a living!
20th Nov '15 7:47:08 AM totoofze47
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* Viktor from ''Chronos Ruler'' suffers from this. Demons named horologues feed off humans' time, [[FountainOfYouth making them younger until they usually vanish]], but Viktor managed to survive by having a time covenant relic lodged in the wound the horologue gave him. As a result, he gets younger by a day every day, and slowly loses his memories, so he resorts to using a diary to keep them intact. By the time the series starts, he looks like a teenager no older than his son. The two of them team up to find the horologue who attacked him, so his lost time can be restored. They also come across a young girl who claims to be Viktor's wife who suffered the same fate, aside from memory loss.
14th Nov '15 2:35:53 PM nombretomado
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* An oddly dramatic RobinWilliams film, ''TheFinalCut'', briefly touches on this.

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* An oddly dramatic RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams film, ''TheFinalCut'', briefly touches on this.
11th Nov '15 4:35:19 PM nombretomado
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* Macros the Black, in Raymond E. Feist's ''[[TheRiftwarCycle Riftwar Saga]]'', is another who remembers the future instead of the past. Though he was born and aged normally until he stopped aging. He inherited this immortality from his father, hinted to be the Wandering Jew.

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* Macros the Black, in Raymond E. Feist's ''[[TheRiftwarCycle ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Riftwar Saga]]'', is another who remembers the future instead of the past. Though he was born and aged normally until he stopped aging. He inherited this immortality from his father, hinted to be the Wandering Jew.
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