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17th Oct '17 10:35:56 PM Vir
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Billy, Mandy, Grim, and Irwin all age backwards when Billy turns the hourglasses representing their lives upside down. [[spoiler:They're unable to turn them back in time, and go from babies, to fetuses to [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath nothing]].]]

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Billy, Mandy, Grim, and Irwin all age backwards when Billy turns the hourglasses representing their lives upside down. [[spoiler:They're unable to turn them back in time, and go from babies, to fetuses fetuses, to [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath nothing]].]]



* Similarly, in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles", the result of [[FountainOfYouth youth tar]] is compounded when bacteria meant to eat it instead spread it throughout their bodies and continually making them younger. As Farnsworth put it "We'll face a FateWorseThanDeath: ''pre-life''. Then death." They reverse this with a fountain of ''aging''.

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* Similarly, in In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles", the result of [[FountainOfYouth youth tar]] is compounded when bacteria meant to eat it instead spread it throughout their bodies and continually making them younger. As Farnsworth put it "We'll face a FateWorseThanDeath: ''pre-life''. Then death." They reverse this with a fountain of ''aging''.



* Happens to Lion-O in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' episode "Time Switch" after he is accidentally exposed to gasses from one of the Thundercats' old suspension capsules. Despite knowing the risks involved, the other Thundercats decide they should take Lion-O to the Cave of Time and put him in there until he regains his normal age.

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* Happens to Lion-O in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' episode "Time Switch" after he is accidentally exposed to gasses from one of the Thundercats' [=ThunderCats=]' old suspension capsules. Despite knowing the risks involved, the other Thundercats [=ThunderCats=] decide they should take Lion-O to the Cave of Time and put him in there until he regains his normal age.
5th Oct '17 11:39:29 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, Orgnum, the King of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Maormer (Sea Elves)]], is said to be an "immortal wizard". Not only is he said to be immortal, he supposedly appears ''more youthful'' with each passing year. (The Altmer, [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]] to the Maormer, claim that Orgnum is not actually immortal and uses "foul" magics and sacrifices in order to maintain his youth.)
18th Sep '17 4:14:11 AM totoofze47
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Compare with NonLinearCharacter. Contrast UnstuckInTime. Often runs in tandem with TimeTravelRomance.

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Not to be confused with FountainOfYouth, where a character is aged backwards instantly and more drastically. Compare with NonLinearCharacter. Contrast UnstuckInTime. Often runs in tandem with TimeTravelRomance.



* Ain is a character from the 12th ''Anime/OnePiece'' movie, whose ''Modo Modo no Mi'' Devil Fruit power can cause anyone - or anything - to become 12 years younger. (The only downside is, it's always exactly 12 years.) If used several times in succession, it can potentially [[RetGone erase a victim from existence]]. However, much like other Fruits, the effect has NoOntologicalInertia, and is reversed if she is rendered unconscious.



* There is a short story somewhere about a story about the Devil and a cheerleader where time goes backwards. May not be an example, as everyone ages backwards in the story within a story.

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* %%* There is a short story somewhere about a story about the Devil and a cheerleader where time goes backwards. May not be an example, as everyone ages backwards in the story within a story.



* ''Series/{{Best Friends Whenever}}'': This happened to Shelby and Cyd when they traveled back to kindergarden in "When Shelby Met Cyd".
6th Sep '17 8:20:20 PM TheArcher
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* In the "Videogame/KingdomHearts" fanfic "Dear Sora", which chronicles Kairi and Lea training under Merlin, the wizard himself mentions that he "experiences time differently". Later on, Lea explains this comment more to Kairi, elaborating on the fact that Merlin ages backward and therefore remembers the future. During said explanation, Lea does not shirk the MindScrew implications of Merlin's attribute, and Kairi herself wonders if it explains Merlin's often odd mannerisms.



* In the "Videogame/KingdomHearts" fanfic "Dear Sora", which chronicles Kairi and Lea training under Merlin, the wizard himself mentions that he "experiences time differently". Later on, Lea explains this comment more to Kairi, elaborating on the fact that Merlin ages backward and therefore remembers the future. During said explanation, Lea does not shirk the MindScrew implications of Merlin's attribute, and Kairi herself wonders if it explains Merlin's often odd mannerisms.

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* In the "Videogame/KingdomHearts" fanfic "Dear Sora", which chronicles Kairi and Lea training under Merlin, the wizard himself mentions that he "experiences time differently". Later on, Lea explains this comment more to Kairi, elaborating on the fact that Merlin ages backward and therefore remembers the future. During said explanation, Lea does not shirk the MindScrew implications of Merlin's attribute, and Kairi herself wonders if it explains Merlin's often odd mannerisms.
6th Sep '17 8:11:12 PM TheArcher
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* In the "Videogame/KingdomHearts" fanfic "Dear Sora", which chronicles Kairi and Lea training under Merlin, the wizard himself mentions that he "experiences time differently". Later on, Lea explains this comment more to Kairi, elaborating on the fact that Merlin ages backward and therefore remembers the future. During said explanation, Lea does not shirk the MindScrew implications of Merlin's attribute, and Kairi herself wonders if it explains Merlin's often odd mannerisms.
25th Jul '17 12:28:55 PM fgenzo159
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* The character remembers the future, and is exceedingly confusing. This can be a form of CursedWithAwesome--it allows the character to serve as a [[{{Seers}} seer]], but if taken seriously more or less precludes them from developing much of a connection with anyone (as just about any event carries the opposite sort of emotional resonance for them as for anyone else). Sometimes characters like this come off as {{Mad Oracle}}s.

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* The character remembers the future, and is exceedingly confusing. This can be a form of CursedWithAwesome--it allows the character to serve as a [[{{Seers}} seer]], but if taken seriously more or less precludes them from developing much of a connection with anyone (as just about any event carries the opposite sort of emotional resonance for them as for anyone else). Sometimes characters a character like this may come off as {{Mad Oracle}}s.a MadOracle or TheCassandra.
10th Jul '17 7:59:20 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Ain is a character from the 12th ''Anime/OnePiece'' movie, whose ''Modo Modo no Mi'' Devil Fruit power can cause anyone - or anything - to become 12 years younger. (The only downside is, it's always exactly 12 years.) If used several times in succession, it can potentially [[RetGone erase a victim from existence]]. However, much like other Fruits, the effect has NoOntologicalInertia, and is reversed if she is rendered unconscious.
20th Jun '17 9:28:34 AM Nadim
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* ''Series/{{Best Friends Whenever}}'': This happened to Shelby and Cyd when they traveled back to kindergarden in "When Shelby Met Cyd".
21st May '17 9:20:15 PM PaulA
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* The novel ''Turnabout'' by Margaret Peterson Haddix is about two girls who, as old women, underwent an experimental treatment which caused them to age backwards, losing their memories as they go: at each birthday aging in reverse, they lose all memories of that year of age.

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* The novel ''Turnabout'' by Margaret Peterson Haddix Creator/MargaretPetersonHaddix is about two girls who, as old women, underwent an experimental treatment which caused them to age backwards, losing their memories as they go: at each birthday aging in reverse, they lose all memories of that year of age.
8th Apr '17 4:50:44 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheRickyGervaisShow'', one of Karl Pilkington's examples of something he would consider a worthwhile scientific achievement was an injection that would make this happen to people (proposed as an improvement on the "theory" that people should a kid inside them that would emerge fully formed at the moment they died). As ever, he had to have it explained to him that these are not workable ideas.

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* On ''TheRickyGervaisShow'', ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'', one of Karl Pilkington's examples of something he would consider a worthwhile scientific achievement was an injection that would make this happen to people (proposed as an improvement on the "theory" that people should a kid inside them that would emerge fully formed at the moment they died). As ever, he had to have it explained to him that these are not workable ideas.
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