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15th May '16 8:47:11 PM nombretomado
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** Nick Fury is completely removed from World War II in the MarvelCinematicUniverse, with Captain America taking his place as the leader of the Howling Commandos.

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** Nick Fury is completely removed from World War II in the MarvelCinematicUniverse, Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with Captain America taking his place as the leader of the Howling Commandos.



** Similarly to the Nick Fury example above, the MarvelCinematicUniverse sidesteps the issue altogether by making Black Widow an ex-mercenary who just happens to be from Russia, rather than a former Soviet spy.

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** Similarly to the Nick Fury example above, the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse sidesteps the issue altogether by making Black Widow an ex-mercenary who just happens to be from Russia, rather than a former Soviet spy.
15th May '16 9:36:25 AM nombretomado
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* {{Magneto}}, despite having white hair for most of his adult life, is actually physically in his late thirties/early forties, thanks to being reverted to infancy by Alpha the Ultimate Mutant one of the many times he was Absolutely Finally Defeated, then later re-aged to his physical prime by the Shi'ar agent Eric the Red after the series returned under Creator/ChrisClaremont. Neither of these events get mentioned much anymore, though. The movies have him the age he'd actually be.

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* {{Magneto}}, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, despite having white hair for most of his adult life, is actually physically in his late thirties/early forties, thanks to being reverted to infancy by Alpha the Ultimate Mutant one of the many times he was Absolutely Finally Defeated, then later re-aged to his physical prime by the Shi'ar agent Eric the Red after the series returned under Creator/ChrisClaremont. Neither of these events get mentioned much anymore, though. The movies have him the age he'd actually be.
6th May '16 11:15:35 AM aye_amber
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* {{Artesia}} has a very good example, with [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/cf17895d0286b64da9767aba8334f312/tumblr_o4ajddLO0e1rk0k4co1_540.jpg one of her commanders]].

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* {{Artesia}} ComicBook/{{Artesia}} has a very good example, with [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/cf17895d0286b64da9767aba8334f312/tumblr_o4ajddLO0e1rk0k4co1_540.jpg one of her commanders]].
19th Mar '16 7:40:14 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* {{Artesia}} has a very good example, with [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/cf17895d0286b64da9767aba8334f312/tumblr_o4ajddLO0e1rk0k4co1_540.jpg one of her commanders]].
17th Mar '16 8:20:49 PM MikeW
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* In ''ComicBook/Preacher'' Starr meets Eisenstein, a key member of the Grail, in the late 1970's, the man looking aged and wrinkled with white hair and leaning on a cane. In 2000, Starr is stunned to meet Eisenstein, still looking the same ("how the ''fuck'' can he be alive?! He looked to be a hundred when I first met him!") who's suspicious of Starr. Apparently used to this reaction, Eisenstein off-hand mentions "I have looked like this since I was twelve years old."
17th Mar '16 12:16:07 PM MikeW
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* In ''ComicBook/Preacher'' Starr meets Eisenstein, a key member of the Grail, in the late 1970's, the man looking aged and wrinkled with white hair and leaning on a cane. In 2000, Starr is stunned to meet Eisenstein, still looking the same ("how the ''fuck'' can he be alive?! He looked to be a hundred when I first met him!") who's suspicious of Starr. Apparently used to this reaction, Eisenstein off-hand mentions "I have looked like this since I was twelve years old."
28th Feb '16 7:32:10 PM nombretomado
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** Meanwhile, in XMenEvolution, Magneto is restored to his prime through the CaptainAmerica SuperSoldier project, which didn't suffer from NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup as in the comics, but was dangerous to all non-mutants, with Cap himself currently in suspended animation until a cure can be found.

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** Meanwhile, in XMenEvolution, ''WesternANimation/XMenEvolution'', Magneto is restored to his prime through the CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica SuperSoldier project, which didn't suffer from NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup as in the comics, but was dangerous to all non-mutants, with Cap himself currently in suspended animation until a cure can be found.
15th Jan '16 11:48:26 AM KingSonnDeeDoo
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* [[spoiler:Max Griffin]] from ''COmicbook/{{Amulet}}'' looks like he's somewhere in his teens. He's actually well over fifty years old [[spoiler:due to being kept alive by the Amulet spirit as part of a deal.]]
6th Dec '15 5:37:20 PM nombretomado
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* Ed "Baby Brain" Stargard in ''SevenSoldiers: Manhattan Guardian''. In flashbacks to the Newsboy Army he's a superintelligent baby. In the present he looks like a baby who's got old without maturing.

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* Ed "Baby Brain" Stargard in ''SevenSoldiers: ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers: Manhattan Guardian''. In flashbacks to the Newsboy Army he's a superintelligent baby. In the present he looks like a baby who's got old without maturing.
16th Oct '15 4:51:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Planetary}}'', there are certain characters called "century babies", that are born at midnight of a century's initial year(i.e. 12:00 a.m. January 1, 1900, etc.). These characters can still be killed, but once they reach a certain point in adulthood, they stop aging and it's never made clear if they can in fact die of old age. Century baby Elijah Snow looks about 40 but is(at the time of the book) in his late 90's; Jakita Wagner and Anna Hark are the daughters of century babies(Lord Blackstock and Hark, respectively); both are in their mid-70's and neither look a day over 30, with Anna predicting that she will live for at least three hundred years. Spy John Stone has been aging at about 1/5 normal speed since his 40s. Then there's [[Franchise/DocSavage Axel]] [[{{Expy}} Brass]], who figured out how to [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower stop his aging]] when he was 43. Jenny Sparks from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' is also a "century baby" and stops physically aging at the age of 19, though she looks to be in her mid-20's.

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* In ''{{Planetary}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'', there are certain characters called "century babies", that are born at midnight of a century's initial year(i.e. 12:00 a.m. January 1, 1900, etc.). These characters can still be killed, but once they reach a certain point in adulthood, they stop aging and it's never made clear if they can in fact die of old age. Century baby Elijah Snow looks about 40 but is(at the time of the book) in his late 90's; Jakita Wagner and Anna Hark are the daughters of century babies(Lord Blackstock and Hark, respectively); both are in their mid-70's and neither look a day over 30, with Anna predicting that she will live for at least three hundred years. Spy John Stone has been aging at about 1/5 normal speed since his 40s. Then there's [[Franchise/DocSavage Axel]] [[{{Expy}} Brass]], who figured out how to [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower stop his aging]] when he was 43. Jenny Sparks from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' is also a "century baby" and stops physically aging at the age of 19, though she looks to be in her mid-20's.
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