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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.
13th Mar '17 12:28:30 PM AthenaBlue
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* All the members of Mork's species from ''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.
* The ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Backwards" was set in a backwards universe. Kryten and Rimmer became a magic act for doing things forwards; there was a "[[BarBrawl bar-room tidy]]". The SpinOff novel ''Better Than Life'' ends with an aged Lister growing younger this way.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
** Kes gets it briefly. Unfortunately, it happens even faster than her normal aging, which is already pretty fast.
** Tuvok also encounters a race of beings who -- unbeknownst to him and the audience -- become cute little cherubs as they grow old, which coupled with a serious case of alien Alzheimer's renders them indistinguishable from the children of practically any other species you'd care to name. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
** Non-living example in the series finale where an anti-time anomaly is created when the Enterprise uses the same Phlebotinum Wave in three separate points in time. The anomaly becomes larger in the past until it eventually consumes a large chunk of the galaxy, preventing life on Earth from getting past the primordial soup. Fortunately, Picard fixes it.[[spoiler: He should, [[TimeyWimeyBall he caused it to happen,]] courtesy of Q's meddling.]]
** Another episode had someone who needed to engage in negotiations with rebels. So, he took a lot of a reverse aging drug to be youthful and strong for the talks. The drug reversed him to around age 25 (he was over 60), but caused him immense pain and physical trauma as his organs could not take the strain. Eventually, he dies as a result of the drug.



** The Doctor and River Song's relationship has elements of this - they keep meeting in the wrong order, so that the first time the Doctor meets her, she has known him for years. Almost every time he sees her after that, she knows less and less about him, although the pattern isn't absolute. There's a reason they have to co-ordinate their diaries.
** Even stranger when River is "first" introduced to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler''. She outright says that she'll age herself backwards, just to mess with people's heads (a fourth-wall-knocking joke about the fact we meet River as she becomes successively younger, but Alex Kingston is getting older).



** The Doctor and River Song's relationship has elements of this -- they keep meeting in the wrong order, so that the first time the Doctor meets her, she has known him for years. Almost every time he sees her after that, she knows less and less about him, although the pattern isn't absolute. There's a reason they have to co-ordinate their diaries.
** Even stranger when River is "first" introduced to the Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler"]] (from her perspective). She outright says that she'll age herself backwards, just to mess with people's heads (a fourth-wall-knocking joke about the fact we meet River as she becomes successively younger, but Alex Kingston is getting older).



* Mike's cousin in ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', apparently

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* All the members of Mork's species from ''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.
* The ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Backwards" was set in a backwards universe. Kryten and Rimmer became a magic act for doing things forwards; there was a "[[BarBrawl bar-room tidy]]". The SpinOff novel ''Better Than Life'' ends with an aged Lister growing younger this way.
* Mike's cousin in ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', apparentlyapparently.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
** Kes gets it briefly. Unfortunately, it happens even faster than her normal aging, which is already pretty fast.
** Tuvok also encounters a race of beings who -- unbeknownst to him and the audience -- become cute little cherubs as they grow old, which coupled with a serious case of alien Alzheimer's renders them indistinguishable from the children of practically any other species you'd care to name. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
** Non-living example in the series finale where an anti-time anomaly is created when the Enterprise uses the same Phlebotinum Wave in three separate points in time. The anomaly becomes larger in the past until it eventually consumes a large chunk of the galaxy, preventing life on Earth from getting past the primordial soup. Fortunately, Picard fixes it.[[spoiler: He should, [[TimeyWimeyBall he caused it to happen,]] courtesy of Q's meddling.]]
** Another episode had someone who needed to engage in negotiations with rebels. So, he took a lot of a reverse aging drug to be youthful and strong for the talks. The drug reversed him to around age 25 (he was over 60), but caused him immense pain and physical trauma as his organs could not take the strain. Eventually, he dies as a result of the drug.



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'': In "Duck Codgers", Dodgers and the Cadet get sprayed with a gas that causes them to grow older, but makes Martians age in reverse, like X-2.



* A few years back, there was an animated short on the Disney Channel called ''Flip-Flopped'' that featured an entire world of people like this. It was considered to be perfectly normal. There's a rumor going around that it's being considered for a series.



* A few years back, there was an animated short on the Disney Channel called ''Flip-Flopped'' that featured an entire world of people like this. It was considered to be perfectly normal. There's a rumor going around that it's being considered for a series.



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'': In "Duck Codgers", Dodgers and the Cadet get sprayed with a gas that causes them to grow older, but makes Martians age in reverse, like X-2.
5th Mar '17 6:19:02 PM nombretomado
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* A minor {{Marvel}} villain called [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/drombackwardsmansm.htm Drom the Backwards Man]] has this problem. His solution? Drain the LifeEnergy of others to arrest his de-aging.

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* A minor {{Marvel}} {{Creator/Marvel}} villain called [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/drombackwardsmansm.htm Drom the Backwards Man]] has this problem. His solution? Drain the LifeEnergy of others to arrest his de-aging.
28th Jan '17 2:08:52 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* This is a bad ending that awaits you and an alien (?) pal in ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' book ''UFO 54-40''. The book is at least merciful enough not to carry it to its expected end (it stops when said companion is carried away in an incubator), and comments your only hope is that you'll be born again sometime in the future so your life will start again.
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* Some cosmologists suggested that in an universe that was contracting to end in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Crunch Big Crunch]], this would happen. Curiously enough, people living in such a place would find it as completely normal and time going forward as the equivalent for us of said reserved time flow.

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* Some cosmologists suggested in the past that in an universe that was contracting to end in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Crunch Big Crunch]], this would happen. happen (the current understanding is that in such an Universe time would keep going forward). Curiously enough, people living in such a place would find it as completely normal and what is for us the norm would be considered by them as time going forward as the equivalent for us of said reserved time flow.backwards.
27th Jan '17 4:39:26 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Some cosmologists suggested that in an universe that was contracting to end in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Crunch Big Crunch]], this would happen. Curiously enough, people living in such a place would find it as completely normal and time going forward as the equivalent for us of said reserved time flow.
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21st Dec '16 5:29:43 AM MisterApple
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->Heute bist du schon ein Junge,
->gestern warst du noch zu alt.
Translation:
->Today you already are a boy
->Yesterday you still were to old

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->Heute -->Heute bist du schon ein Junge,
->gestern -->gestern warst du noch zu alt.
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->Today
**Translation:
-->Today
you already are a boy
->Yesterday -->Yesterday you still were to too old



* One of ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' radio plays produced post-AuthorExistenceFailure contains a throwaway joke about a race of beings called the Hrarf-Hrarf that begin life old, age backwards, and culminate their lives with the exciting event of being born. While other creatures have midlife crises, these creatures have midlife celebrations. They also enjoy a hangover, because they know that it will soon be followed by a fabulous evening of drinking.

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* One of ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' radio plays produced post-AuthorExistenceFailure contains a throwaway joke about a race of beings called the Hrarf-Hrarf that begin life old, age backwards, and culminate their lives with the exciting event of being born. While other creatures have midlife crises, these thes-e creatures have midlife celebrations. They also enjoy a hangover, because they know that it will soon be followed by a fabulous evening of drinking.
7th Dec '16 10:44:44 AM nighttrainfm
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* Arguably, the Doctor and River Song from ''Series/DoctorWho'' are doing this - they keep meeting in the wrong order, so that the first time the Doctor meets her, she has known him for years. Each time he sees her after that, she knows less and less about him.

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* Arguably, the ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The
Doctor and River Song from ''Series/DoctorWho'' are doing Song's relationship has elements of this - they keep meeting in the wrong order, so that the first time the Doctor meets her, she has known him for years. Each Almost every time he sees her after that, she knows less and less about him.him, although the pattern isn't absolute. There's a reason they have to co-ordinate their diaries.
** Even stranger when River is "first" introduced to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler''. She outright says that she'll age herself backwards, just to mess with people's heads (a fourth-wall-knocking joke about the fact we meet River as she becomes successively younger, but Alex Kingston is getting older).



** Even stranger when River is "first" introduced to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler''. She outright says that she'll age herself backwards, just to mess with people's heads (a fourth-wall-knocking joke about the fact we meet River as she becomes successively younger, but Alex Kingston is getting older).
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