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13th Jun '18 2:35:19 AM StFan
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* Maruti in ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'' grows to be a primary school student by the age of 3... ''months''.
* Principal Milliken from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetTheWolfman''. Dave mistakes her for being over-fifty, when she's really only thirty. She still has her blonde hair though. Her ([[InformedDeformity apparent]]) early aging is due to how stressful her job is; she's getting an early retirement.
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* One horror example exists in ''{{Film/Warlock}}'', in which the title character curses the female protagonist to age 10 or 20 years for each night that passes. She remarks to Redfern, "This is worse than death", to which he replies, "That's what he had in mind."

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* One horror example exists in ''{{Film/Warlock}}'', ''Film/{{Warlock}}'', in which the title character curses the female protagonist to age 10 or 20 years for each night that passes. She remarks to Redfern, "This is worse than death", to which he replies, "That's what he had in mind."



* Maruti in ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'' grows to be a primary school student by the age of 3... ''months''.



* Principal Milliken from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetTheWolfman''. Dave mistakes her for being over-fifty, when she's really only thirty. She still has her blonde hair though. Her ([[InformedDeformity apparent]]) early aging is due to how stressful her job is; she's getting an early retirement.



-->'''Woods:''' This job is destroying me. [to Ashburn] Do you know how old I am?
-->'''Ashburn:''' Uh, 58?
-->'''Woods:''' ''I'm 43 years old!'' [[UpToEleven I have a 5-year-old son who calls me Grandpa!]]

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-->'''Woods:''' This job is destroying me. [to Ashburn] Do you know how old I am?
-->'''Ashburn:'''
am?\\
'''Ashburn:'''
Uh, 58?
-->'''Woods:'''
58?\\
'''Woods:'''
''I'm 43 years old!'' [[UpToEleven I have a 5-year-old son who calls me Grandpa!]]



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* ''Webcomic/{{MAG ISA}}'': [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119788 Kyle]] looks old for a 23 year old. Must be all those damn steroids...

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* ''Webcomic/{{MAG ISA}}'': ''Webcomic/MagIsa'': [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119788 Kyle]] looks old for a 23 year old. Must be all those damn steroids...






* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'',

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
11th Jun '18 3:16:18 AM looneynightmare
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* Ame from ''Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki'' by the time he decides to leave civilization and live out his life in the wild as a wolf he looks and [[VocalDissonance sounds like]] he's in his mid teens but his mother Hana states that he's ten years old.
8th Jun '18 1:48:39 PM KYCubbie
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* Also, unusually tall children can be mistaken for considerably older ones during their childhood. In a 2016 interview, [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} WNBA]] superstar Elena Delle Donne (who's 6'5"/1.96 m) said that her earliest memory was of being at a store with her mother at age 3 and having a pacifier in her mouth... and seeing other shoppers tell her mother than an ''8-year-old'' was too old for a pacifier.

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* Also, unusually tall children can be mistaken for considerably older ones during their childhood. In a 2016 interview, [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} WNBA]] superstar Elena Delle Donne (who's 6'5"/1.96 m) said that her earliest memory was of being at a store with her mother at age 3 and having a pacifier in her mouth... and seeing other shoppers tell her mother than that an ''8-year-old'' was too old for a pacifier.



** This is the basis of the "Faces of Meth" campaign, which uses before and after photos to highlight just how much damage the drug can do. For an example, former ''America's Next Top Model'' contestant [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/americas-next-top-model-jael-meth-dr-phil-369803 Jael Strauss]] is '''28''' in that second photo (and those two were only taken six years apart.)

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** This is the basis of the "Faces of Meth" campaign, which uses before and after photos to highlight just how much damage the drug can do. For an example, former ''America's Next Top Model'' contestant [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/americas-next-top-model-jael-meth-dr-phil-369803 Jael Strauss]] is '''28''' in that second photo (and those two were only taken six years apart.)apart).



* Real Housewife Kim Zolciak looks like a 40 year old who's aged well. She's was actually born in 1978 making her 34 (at the time of this writing) This is made even worse that her oldest child was born in 1997 making her 16.

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* In the early 2010s, Real Housewife Kim Zolciak looks looked like a 40 year 40-year old who's who aged well. She's was She didn't actually born in 1978 making her 34 (at the time of this writing) This is made even turn 40 until 2018. To make matters worse that for this particular trope, her oldest child was born in 1997 making her 16.1997.



* DavidGregory of Creator/{{MSNBC}} appears as of writing (2012) to be in his early 50s, mostly because of his silvery hair and slightly aged face. He was born in 1970.

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* DavidGregory of Creator/{{MSNBC}} appears as of writing (2012) appeared to be in his early 50s, fifties as early as 2012, mostly because of his silvery hair and slightly aged face. He was born in 1970.



* Michael Gross (Steven Keaton from ''Series/FamilyTies'') shares the same birthdate with Meredith Baxter (Elyse), but while Baxter looked her age when she was cast for the series, Gross looked about 5-10 years older largely thanks to his thinning, prematurely gray hair.

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* The actors who played the Keaton parents on ''Series/FamilyTies'', Michael Gross (Steven Keaton from ''Series/FamilyTies'') shares the same birthdate with (Steven) and Meredith Baxter (Elyse), but were both born on June 21, 1947. However, while Baxter looked her age when she was cast for the series, Gross looked about 5-10 years older largely thanks to his thinning, prematurely gray hair.



* Creator/GeorgeClooney had a full head of grey hair before he hit the half-century age in 2011.

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* Creator/GeorgeClooney had a full head of grey hair before he hit the half-century age mark in 2011.



* Don Rickles looked unmistakably old for his age until roughly 1990, when he was in his mid-60s, and then he aged normally until his death in 2017 at 90. Which is kind of funny, since throughout his life he possessed the voice of a 20-something guy from Boston.

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* Don Rickles looked unmistakably old for his age until roughly 1990, when he was in his mid-60s, and then he aged normally until his death in 2017 at 90. Which is kind of funny, since throughout his adult life he possessed the voice of a 20-something guy from Boston.



* [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3400137/ Courtney Stodden]] looks like she's in her mid-twenties at the youngest. She participated in the Miss Teen Washington pageant in 2010...at age 16. {{Squick}} comes into play when you take into account that she married [[OlderThanTheyLook Doug Hutchison]] in 2011. They may look like an age-appropriate couple, but she was 16 when they married...and he was 51.
* Creator/MalcolmMcDowell for most of his career post-1980. In ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', he was 28 when he did the role but he did look reasonably young at the time. By the late 1980s, his hair went white overnight and he lost his young Alex looks. And he started getting a considerable number of "elderly man" roles despite the fact that he only just turned 70 in 2012. Mr. Mcdowell has confessed that he has no one to fault but himself.
* [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/43942213/Pendleton+Ward+Pen.jpg This]] is a photo of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' creator Pendleton Ward. He was born in July 1982. He's only ''thirty.''

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* [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3400137/ Courtney Stodden]] looks like she's in her mid-twenties at the youngest. She participated in the Miss Teen Washington pageant in 2010... at age 16. {{Squick}} comes into play when you take into account that she married [[OlderThanTheyLook Doug Hutchison]] in 2011. They may look like an age-appropriate couple, but she was 16 when they married... and he was 51.
* Creator/MalcolmMcDowell for most of his career post-1980. In ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', he was 28 when he did the role but he did look reasonably young at the time. By the late 1980s, his hair went white overnight and he lost his young Alex looks. And he started getting a considerable number of "elderly man" roles despite the fact that he only just turned 70 in 2012. Mr. Mcdowell [=McDowell=] has confessed that he has no one to fault but himself.
* [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/43942213/Pendleton+Ward+Pen.jpg This]] is a 2012 photo of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' creator Pendleton Ward. He was born in July 1982. He's 1982, making him only ''thirty.''''thirty'' at the time.



* Wrestling/HulkHogan started going bald in his late-twenties and aged very badly in the 1990s (he was in his forties but looked like he was in his sixties) so he's looked pretty old for a while. Fortunately his age has caught up to his appearance now.

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* Wrestling/HulkHogan (born in 1953) started going bald in his late-twenties late twenties and aged very badly in the 1990s (he was in his forties but looked like he was in his sixties) so he's looked pretty old for a while. Fortunately his age has caught up to his appearance now.
3rd Jun '18 10:33:20 PM meganrenee
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* James Norrington in the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' franchise is introduced at age 19, but as he's already played by then-29-year-old Jack Davenport, he comes off ''much'' older than Will and Elizabeth, who are only supposed to be about six years younger than he is but are played by child actors in the prologue. It's further complicated by the white wig he wears through the entire rest of ''Curse of the Black Pearl'' as part of his formal naval uniform. Averted in the sequel, ''Dead Man's Chest'', where he has fallen from grace and his real (brown) hair has outgrown the wig, making him look his actual age. By the third film, ''At World's End'', he's back in the white wig, but the effect is different, as he's much less comfortable in his EITC uniform and the wig is made to look even more artificial and unsuitable.
1st Jun '18 10:25:33 AM fearlessnikki
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* Manchester actor Steven Gidwaney is frequently cast as characters older than he is. In the web series ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vOwPy95a8 4G or Not To...]]'' he plays a dentist, and in the short ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0UOi2nLiJM Assurance]]'' he plays a police detective. His actual age in both? [[spoiler: Twenty-one!]]

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* Manchester actor Steven Gidwaney is frequently cast as characters older than he is. In the web series ''[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vOwPy95a8 4G or Not To...]]'' he plays a dentist, and in the short ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0UOi2nLiJM Assurance]]'' he plays a police detective. His actual age in both? [[spoiler: Twenty-one!]]
1st Jun '18 10:17:23 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': 28-year-old Emma Swan is stated to be 18 when she got pregnant with Henry. However, the flashback episode "Tallahassee" showed that her teenage self looked no different that herself in the present day, save for a pair of glasses and different hairstyle and clothes. She also looks no different than her present-day self in her jail flashbacks.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': 28-year-old Emma Swan is stated to be 18 when she got pregnant with Henry. However, the flashback episode "Tallahassee" showed that her teenage self looked no different that herself in the present day, save for a pair of glasses and different hairstyle and clothes. She also looks no different than her present-day self in her jail flashbacks. Making this especially odd is that her sixteen-year-old self [[TimeShiftedActor looks much younger]].


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* Manchester actor Steven Gidwaney is frequently cast as characters older than he is. In the web series ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vOwPy95a8 4G or Not To...]]'' he plays a dentist, and in the short ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0UOi2nLiJM Assurance]]'' he plays a police detective. His actual age in both? [[spoiler: Twenty-one!]]
24th May '18 5:18:21 AM Maxwell99
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** Kaku is a InUniverse example as he speaks like old man, leading to Usopp and Nami questioning his age and for Kaku to answer that he's 23 only a couple of years older than they're to their surprise. Rob Lucci is also a good example as he [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11111/111114160/4635637-cp9_infobox.jpg looks as old Jabra]] whose 35 but in actual fact Rob Lucci is actually 28, it's just thanks to his [[TheStoic extreme seriousness]] and brutality that he seems older.

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** Kaku is a InUniverse example as he speaks like old man, leading to Usopp and Nami questioning his age and for Kaku to answer that he's 23 only a couple of years older than they're to their surprise. Rob Lucci is also a good example as he [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11111/111114160/4635637-cp9_infobox.jpg looks as old Jabra]] whose 35 but in actual fact Rob Lucci is actually 28, it's just thanks to his [[TheStoic extreme seriousness]] and brutality [[{{Sadist}} brutality]] that he seems older.



** Oda pulls this a third time with a princess: [[https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c6de07ba5933860d62bb87a2c6ed714dd06159fba3d2b710eed87dc4ec7bca25.png Rebecca]] from Dressrosa whose ChainmailBikini shows she's as developed as Nami or Robin ''but'' in actual fact... ''yes you guessed it she's 16''. Pretty ridiculous when she look the same age as her aunt Viola whose freaking 29.

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** Oda pulls this a third time with a princess: [[https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c6de07ba5933860d62bb87a2c6ed714dd06159fba3d2b710eed87dc4ec7bca25.png Rebecca]] from Dressrosa whose ChainmailBikini shows she's as developed as Nami or Robin ''but'' in actual fact... ''yes you guessed it she's 16''. Pretty ridiculous when she look looks the same age as her aunt Viola whose freaking 29.



*** Between Vivi, Shirahoshi, Rebecca and Pudding; it's amazing how many female character would be considered JailBait in western culture.

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*** Between Vivi, Shirahoshi, Rebecca and Pudding; it's amazing how many female character would be considered JailBait in western culture. Western culture.
24th May '18 5:16:27 AM Maxwell99
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** Oda pulls this a third time with a princess i.e [[https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c6de07ba5933860d62bb87a2c6ed714dd06159fba3d2b710eed87dc4ec7bca25.png Rebecca]] from Dressrosa whose ChainmailBikini shows she's as developed as Nami or Robin but in actual fact... ''yes you guessed it she's 16''. Pretty ridiculous when she look the same age as her aunt Viola whose freaking 29.

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** Oda pulls this a third time with a princess i.e princess: [[https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c6de07ba5933860d62bb87a2c6ed714dd06159fba3d2b710eed87dc4ec7bca25.png Rebecca]] from Dressrosa whose ChainmailBikini shows she's as developed as Nami or Robin but ''but'' in actual fact... ''yes you guessed it she's 16''. Pretty ridiculous when she look the same age as her aunt Viola whose freaking 29.
24th May '18 5:14:57 AM Maxwell99
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** Kaku is a InUniverse example as he speaks like old man, leading to Usopp and Nami questioning his age and for Kaku to answer that he's 23 only a couple of years older than they're to their surprise. Rob Lucci is also a good example as he [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11111/111114160/4635637-cp9_infobox.jpg looks as old]] Jabra whose 35 but in actual fact Rob Lucci is actually 28, it's just thanks to his [[TheStoic extreme seriousness]] and brutality that he seems older.

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** Kaku is a InUniverse example as he speaks like old man, leading to Usopp and Nami questioning his age and for Kaku to answer that he's 23 only a couple of years older than they're to their surprise. Rob Lucci is also a good example as he [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11111/111114160/4635637-cp9_infobox.jpg looks as old]] Jabra old Jabra]] whose 35 but in actual fact Rob Lucci is actually 28, it's just thanks to his [[TheStoic extreme seriousness]] and brutality that he seems older.



** Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi is in the same boat as Vivi as despite having the upper body of a grown woman she's only 16 and doubly ironic since [[GiantWoman she's massive as well]]. Though it worth mentioning Shirahoshi acts like she's even younger [[FragileFlower crying frequently]] and whining, this mainly thanks to her mother's death and sheltered upbringing.

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** Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi is in the same boat as Vivi as despite having the upper body of a grown woman she's only 16 and doubly ironic since [[GiantWoman she's massive as well]]. Though it it's also worth mentioning Shirahoshi acts like she's even younger [[FragileFlower crying frequently]] and whining, this mainly thanks to her mother's death and sheltered upbringing.
24th May '18 5:10:05 AM Maxwell99
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*** Especially amusing in retrospect when he's teaching Gohan whose only a couple years younger than him at four years old.



** This trope applies to Zoro and Sanji at the start of the series, who thanks to appearance, personality and being voiced by older male voice actors; seem much older and mature than their actual ages of 19. It's especially amusing as Zoro TheAlcoholic wasn't even old enough to drink at the time (the legal Drinking age is 20 in Japan). Sanji seemed even older to some fans (probably because he smokes), as in a [=SBS=] they questioned Oda about Sanji's age thinking he was lying leading Oda to say they have to [[TakeOurWordForIt take his word for it]].

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** This trope applies to Zoro and Sanji at the start of the series, who thanks to appearance, personality and being voiced by older male voice actors; seem much older and mature than their actual ages of 19. It's especially amusing as Zoro TheAlcoholic wasn't even old enough to drink at the time (the legal Drinking (legal drinking age is 20 in Japan). Sanji seemed even older to some fans (probably because he smokes), as in a [=SBS=] they questioned Oda about Sanji's offical age thinking he was lying lying; leading Oda to say they have to [[TakeOurWordForIt take his word for it]]. it]].
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