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10th Apr '18 11:15:40 PM intastiel
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* In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', any moderately powerful Changeling can start aging in reverse: one sample character developed the condition spontaneously, while players can acquire it through the PointBuildSystem. Although it means the afflicted has a [[YourDaysAreNumbered definite expiry date]] and can't further [[LongLived extend their lifespan]] by strengthening their Wyrd, it restores the health and vigor of youth, making it CursedWithAwesome for some.
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20th Mar '18 3:58:50 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Kes gets it briefly. Unfortunately, it happens even faster than her normal aging, which is already pretty fast.

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** Kes gets it briefly.briefly in "Before And After" when she finds herself traveling backwards through time from the point of her death to her birth and even conception. Unfortunately, it happens even faster than her normal aging, which is already pretty fast.
16th Mar '18 5:46:08 PM thatother1dude
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Pay enough attention to ''The Sword in the Stone'' and a bit of [[TearJerker tear jerking]] FridgeBrilliance comes into play when Wart (Arthur) meets Merlyn for the first time. After Merlyn has figured out that it really is the first time they've met, tears come to his eyes for no apparent reason. It's not elaborated on as such, but if you think about it, Merlyn just realized that from his perspective, this is the very ''last'' time he and Arthur will ever see each other.

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Pay enough attention to ''The Sword in the Stone'' and a bit pretty powerful effect of [[TearJerker tear jerking]] FridgeBrilliance this comes into play when Wart (Arthur) meets Merlyn for the first time. After Merlyn has figured out that it really is the first time they've met, tears come to his eyes for no apparent reason. It's not elaborated on as such, but if you think about it, Merlyn just realized that from his perspective, this is the very ''last'' time he and Arthur will ever see each other.
7th Mar '18 8:19:18 AM nombretomado
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* The plot for ''EMIT'', a VisualNovel trilogy on the SuperFamicom, dealt with a parallel universe where time flowed contrary to our own; thus, anyone traveling from there to our world would begin to age backwards. But, [[EdutainmentGame since the whole thing was just a framing device for an English-language tutoring system]], [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot it didn't get explored in much depth]].

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* The plot for ''EMIT'', a VisualNovel trilogy on the SuperFamicom, UsefulNotes/SuperFamicom, dealt with a parallel universe where time flowed contrary to our own; thus, anyone traveling from there to our world would begin to age backwards. But, [[EdutainmentGame since the whole thing was just a framing device for an English-language tutoring system]], [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot it didn't get explored in much depth]].
25th Jan '18 5:33:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''ManifoldSpace'' briefly features sentient lunar flowers. They even proliferate backwards, with seed pods converging until eventually there's only one plant left. It's... odd.

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* ''ManifoldSpace'' ''Literature/ManifoldSpace'' briefly features sentient lunar flowers. They even proliferate backwards, with seed pods converging until eventually there's only one plant left. It's... odd.



* DI Nightingale from the Literature/RiversOfLondon series was born in 1900, and began aging in reverse in the 1970s. His memory is unaffected, and no one including Nightingale has the first idea why it's happening.

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* DI Nightingale from the Literature/RiversOfLondon ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' series was born in 1900, and began aging in reverse in the 1970s. His memory is unaffected, and no one including Nightingale has the first idea why it's happening.
15th Jan '18 9:29:45 PM Unicorndance
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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has a species of Moshlings the Baby Tumteedums. Apparently they age in reverse, so baby ones are really hundreds of years old.
2nd Jan '18 8:53:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In an old story in the original {{Spider-Man}} comics, the villain Silvermane (with the help of Doctor Connors/The Lizard) decodes a tablet that has the secret to eternal youth on it. Silvermane makes the potion and drinks it. However, in a cruel twist of fate, he promptly becomes a teenager, then a child, then an infant, then dies. Until he returns.

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* In an old story in the original {{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan comics, the villain Silvermane (with the help of Doctor Connors/The Lizard) decodes a tablet that has the secret to eternal youth on it. Silvermane makes the potion and drinks it. However, in a cruel twist of fate, he promptly becomes a teenager, then a child, then an infant, then dies. Until he returns.
13th Dec '17 4:00:12 AM nighttrainfm
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** The Doctor was originally played by a fifty-five-year-old actor who [[YoungerThanTheyLook looked somewhat older]]. His incarnations gradually got younger from them on, with Matt Smith being the youngest to date. The casting of fifty-five-year-old Peter Capaldi seems to have [[HistoryRepeats brought things full circle.]] Very appropriate, given that in-series he is scheduled to ''[[YouWillBeBeethoven be]]'' Merlin at some point. [[note]]Unless he's done so already offscreen[[/note]].

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** The Doctor was originally played by a fifty-five-year-old actor who [[YoungerThanTheyLook looked somewhat older]]. His Their incarnations gradually got younger younger-looking from them on, with Matt Smith being the youngest to date. The casting of fifty-five-year-old Peter Capaldi seems to have [[HistoryRepeats brought things full circle.]] Very appropriate, given that in-series he the Doctor is scheduled to ''[[YouWillBeBeethoven be]]'' Merlin at some point. [[note]]Unless he's done so already offscreen[[/note]].
5th Nov '17 1:02:02 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".
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.
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