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25th Jul '16 2:35:40 AM PaulA
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* Lupe dy Cazaril from ''The Curse of Literature/{{Chalion}}'' is only in his mid thirties, but not only is his beard mostly grey but by the time he mostly recovers from the debilitating aftereffects of his time in a SlaveGalley he [[spoiler: comes down with miracle-induced terminal cancer]].

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* Lupe dy Cazaril from ''The Curse of Literature/{{Chalion}}'' ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion'' is only in his mid thirties, but not only is his beard mostly grey but by the time he mostly recovers from the debilitating aftereffects of his time in a SlaveGalley he [[spoiler: comes [[spoiler:comes down with miracle-induced terminal cancer]].
23rd Jul '16 6:44:26 AM Pichu-kun
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* Constance from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' looks and acts like an elementary aged BrattyHalfPint whose probably younger than eight. [[spoiler:She is ''two''.]]

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* Constance from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' looks and acts like an elementary aged BrattyHalfPint whose who is probably younger than eight. [[spoiler:She She is ''two''.[[spoiler:''two''.]]


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* Derek from ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' is only sixteen but looks several years older. When Chloe's dad says that Chloe has been kidnapped, people who recognize Chloe believe Derek kidnapped her.
20th Jul '16 5:35:35 AM shokoshu
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* A masterpiece of a TakeThat against a walking RealLife example, source unknown (best bet: Heinz Rudolf Kunze), google-translated from German on the fly: "A few minutes later he straightened with agonizing effort again and lurched to the sink in the corner. He stared at a hideous goblin with spotty face and strands of hair stuck in dried vomit; his emaciated bones stood out of the skin hanging down in
flabby flaps; his stomach was bloated, his legs were crooked and arthritic, the face of one beaten poor devil at the end of a long and lonely ride...Waitaminnit! He looked at a poster of [[TheStooges Iggy Pop]]."

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* A masterpiece of a TakeThat against a walking RealLife example, source unknown (best bet: Heinz Rudolf Kunze), google-translated from German on the fly: "A few minutes later he straightened with agonizing effort again and lurched to the sink in the corner. He stared at a hideous goblin with spotty face and strands of hair stuck in dried vomit; his emaciated bones stood out of the skin hanging down in
in flabby flaps; his stomach was bloated, his legs were crooked and arthritic, the face of one beaten poor devil at the end of a long and lonely ride...Waitaminnit! He looked at a poster of [[TheStooges Iggy Pop]]."
20th Jul '16 5:35:07 AM shokoshu
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* A masterpiece of a TakeThat against a walking RealLife example, source unknown (best bet: Heinz Rudolf Kunze), google-translated from German on the fly: "A few minutes later he straightened with agonizing effort again and lurched to the sink in the corner. He stared at a hideous goblin with spotty face and strands of hair stuck in dried vomit; his emaciated bones stood out of the skin hanging down in
flabby flaps; his stomach was bloated, his legs were crooked and arthritic, the face of one beaten poor devil at the end of a long and lonely ride...Waitaminnit! He looked at a poster of [[TheStooges Iggy Pop]]."
18th Jul '16 5:17:46 PM looneynightmare
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* Taeko Okajima the main character from ''Anime/OnlyYesterday'', due to the wrinkles and lines in her face in some scenes she looks like she could be in her 40's or 50's but she's stated to be 27.
14th Jul '16 4:21:34 AM MagBas
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Princess Azula and Ty Lee are both 14. While Ty Lee has an age appropriate personality she looks at least two years older, being rather physically mature. Azula looks young, especially when she's not wearing makeup, but her attitude and behavior makes her seem far older.
** Katara is also 13 but looks like she's around 15 or 16. Aang is actually the inversion of this, as he is supposed to be 12 but looks like he's 10 years old.
13th Jul '16 8:57:34 PM Pichu-kun
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* Sometimes superhero costumes can make people look older than they are. [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0vxqoakXX1r88vgmo3_1280.jpg One issue]] had ComicBook/GreenArrow meeting a teenaged ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} for the first time. He mistook her for an adult until she mentioned he smelled like her dad, due to his cologne.

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* Sometimes superhero costumes can make people look older than they are. [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0vxqoakXX1r88vgmo3_1280.jpg One issue]] had ComicBook/GreenArrow meeting a teenaged ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} for the first time. He mistook her for an adult until she mentioned he smelled like her dad, dad due to his cologne.



* Constance from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' looks and acts around four to six years old. [[spoiler:She is ''two''.]]

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* Constance from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' looks and acts around four to six years old.like an elementary aged BrattyHalfPint whose probably younger than eight. [[spoiler:She is ''two''.]]



* Out of all characters you wouldn't think, this actually applies to ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]''. Despite what his appearance often leads many to believe, his Japanese [[{{VideoGame/SUPERSMASHBROS}} Melee]] trophy actually ''gives'' an age, stating him to be roughly twenty-six. [[LostInTranslation Which was then localized into being about his game history, rather than himself.]] As a result, this also applies to Luigi, since he's Mario's twin; Waluigi, since he's stated to be the same age as Luigi; and Wario, who's implied by ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland DS'' to be slightly ''younger'' than Mario.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Out of all characters you wouldn't think, this actually applies to ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]''. ''Mario''. Despite what his appearance often leads many to believe, his Japanese [[{{VideoGame/SUPERSMASHBROS}} Melee]] ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' trophy actually ''gives'' an age, stating him to be roughly twenty-six. [[LostInTranslation Which was then localized into being about his game history, rather than himself.]] As a result, this also applies to Luigi, since he's Mario's twin; Waluigi, since he's stated to be the same age as Luigi; and Wario, who's implied by ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland DS'' to be slightly ''younger'' than Mario.



* Common with multiple ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' characters, most of them have fairly precocious personalities and matured voices and vocabularies, but range anywhere between six and twenty one. Big the Cat for example looks, acts and sounds like a middled aged hermit, but is only eighteen years old. FanService secret agent Rouge is in fact the same age but looks and sounds much older. Blaze also has a very mature and serious minded personality, with a fairly adult like voice. She is only ''fourteen'' years old.

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* Common with multiple ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' characters, most of them have fairly precocious personalities and matured voices and vocabularies, but range anywhere between six and twenty one. Big the Cat for example looks, acts and sounds like a middled aged hermit, but is only eighteen years old. FanService secret agent Rouge is in fact the same age but looks and sounds much older.older (especially under her second voice actress). Blaze also has a very mature and serious minded personality, with a fairly adult like voice. She is only ''fourteen'' years old.



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Implied with Cinder. She looks older than the teenage protagonists yet can pass as a student with just a clothing change, implying she's closer to age with them than she seems.
** Yang is only seventeen but could pass for being in her early twenties from the way she casually dresses combined with her personality. The fact [[spoiler:her biological mother]] uses her model with only minor alterations only accentuates the fact Yang looks older than she is.



* In [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Family Guy]], there is one episode where Stewie and Brian go to the North Pole to meet Santa Clause. At one point Santa Clause states that, despite having lots of wrinkles and having a long white beard and appearing to be in his 80s or 90s, Santa is only 28 years old. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFgPicwIbf8 For added emphasis, he takes off his hat and we get a close up on his boil-covered and heavily wrinkled face]]. [[spoiler: The reason Santa looks so old is that every Christmas billions of people ask for hundreds of complex and expensive toys each, and attempting to keep up with the impossible workload has aged Santa prematurely.]]

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* In [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Family Guy]], ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy, there is one episode where Stewie and Brian go to the North Pole to meet Santa Clause. At one point Santa Clause states that, despite having lots of wrinkles and having a long white beard and appearing to be in his 80s or 90s, Santa is only 28 years old. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFgPicwIbf8 For added emphasis, he takes off his hat and we get a close up on his boil-covered and heavily wrinkled face]]. [[spoiler: The reason Santa looks so old is that every Christmas billions of people ask for hundreds of complex and expensive toys each, and attempting to keep up with the impossible workload has aged Santa prematurely.]]



* Joseph Gribble in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. He hit extreme growth-spurt puberty before turning 13, before Bobby gets a chance and he's older (despite being late-bloomer). He was given an adult menu at a restaurant and assumed of wanting a beer like the parents.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':
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Joseph Gribble in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. He hit an extreme growth-spurt puberty before turning 13, before Bobby gets a chance and he's older (despite being late-bloomer). He was given an adult menu at a restaurant and assumed of wanting a beer like the parents.



* Superboy in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', having the appearance and mentality of a sixteen year old, but is actually sixteen weeks old having been born in a test tube.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d after the TimeSkip in the second season. On his birthday, Wendy asks how old he's turning. He offhandedly replies "Six," and noticing her surprise, "corrects" himself that he'll be twenty-two ''at'' six (o'clock).
** Also [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], of course, who is a ten year old kid (fifteen in season two) with an OlderAlterEgo.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
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Superboy in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', having has the appearance and mentality of a sixteen year old, but is actually sixteen weeks old having been born in a test tube.
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tube. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d after the TimeSkip in the second season. On his birthday, Wendy asks how old he's turning. He offhandedly replies "Six," and noticing her surprise, "corrects" himself that he'll be twenty-two ''at'' six (o'clock).
** Also [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], of course, who is a ten year old kid (fifteen in season two) with an OlderAlterEgo.



** Real-life mice generally are adults by 2 years old, though.

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** Real-life mice generally are adults by 2 years old, though.though, so it might be a FurryReminder.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Princess Azula and Ty Lee are both 14. While Ty Lee has an age appropriate personality she looks at least two years older, being rather physically mature. Azula looks young, especially when she's not wearing makeup, but her attitude and behavior makes her seem far older.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Princess Azula and Ty Lee are both 14. While Ty Lee has an age appropriate personality she looks at least two years older, being rather physically mature. Azula looks young, especially when she's not wearing makeup, but her attitude and behavior makes her seem far older.
4th Jul '16 3:01:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Master Splinter, the [[OldMaster aged]] [[TheObiWan mentor]] of the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, is younger than you'd think. Rats generally live less than three years (five is ''exceptional'', and seven is the record). When the series begins (about fifteen years after his mutation) he'd still be less than twenty years old. Taken even farther in the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIDW IDW comics]], where the story begins only 18 months after their mutation, making them all less than 5-7 years old at the most. Justified [[spoiler: in that Splinter, and the Turtles to a lesser extent, have some memories of a past life]].

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* Master Splinter, the [[OldMaster aged]] [[TheObiWan aged mentor]] of the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, is younger than you'd think. Rats generally live less than three years (five is ''exceptional'', and seven is the record). When the series begins (about fifteen years after his mutation) he'd still be less than twenty years old. Taken even farther in the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIDW IDW comics]], where the story begins only 18 months after their mutation, making them all less than 5-7 years old at the most. Justified [[spoiler: in that Splinter, and the Turtles to a lesser extent, have some memories of a past life]].
24th Jun '16 2:43:06 PM Seanette
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* Nobody could tell how old Music/MichaelJackson was in his later years, mainly because of his vitiligo that made his skin white (he looks much whiter in the photos because of the camera lightning). When he was young, however (Thriller and before), he looked a bit old for his age, particularly when he was a kid, looking to be around 11 or 12 when he was just 8 or 9. Oh, and [[http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1561/31776140.jpg look at this photo.]] Take a good look at it. He was ''not yet twenty.''

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* Nobody could tell how old Music/MichaelJackson was in his later years, mainly because of his vitiligo that made his skin white (he looks much whiter in the photos because of the camera lightning). When he was young, however (Thriller and before), he looked a bit old for his age, particularly when he was a kid, looking to be around 11 or 12 when he was just 8 or 9. Oh, and [[http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1561/31776140.jpg look at this photo.]] Take a good look at it. He was ''not yet twenty.''



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCl3f-F4uNY&feature=player_embedded Zara]] is a 13 year old girl from England, yet she looks she's pushing 60. That's because she has a rare condition know as [[http://www.manbir-online.com/diseases/lipodys-conge.htm Congenital Generalized Lipodistrophy]], which causes the supporting fatty tissue under the skin to crumble while the skin continues to grow, making her appear older.
23rd Jun '16 9:49:56 PM aishwarya
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* In the famous 1951 film adaptation of ''Theatre/TheBrowningVersion'', the principal character Andrew Crocker-Harris looks like an old man despite being only 43. This is {{Justified}} in that Crocker-Harris has a chronic heart condition and has aged prematurely due to his unhappy life. Actor Creator/MichaelRedgrave, who was also only 43 when he was cast, had to bleach his hair white and shave the back of his head to create a bald patch in order to look the part of Crocker-Harris.

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* In the famous 1951 film adaptation of ''Theatre/TheBrowningVersion'', the principal character main character, Andrew Crocker-Harris Crocker-Harris, looks like an old man despite being only 43. This is {{Justified}} in that Crocker-Harris has a chronic heart condition and has aged prematurely due to his unhappy life. Actor Creator/MichaelRedgrave, who was also only 43 when he was cast, had to bleach his hair white and shave the back of his head to create a bald patch in order to look the part of Crocker-Harris.
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