History OlderThanTheyLook / ComicBooks

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.
16th Oct '15 12:22:03 PM Scorntex
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* ''Franchise/{{Avengers}}'': Adam Brashear, the Blue Marvel, looks like he's around his mid-fifties when he's actually upward of eighty, having grown up during the Great Depression.
4th Oct '15 3:48:54 PM StFan
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-->Tony Stark: You have a quiet reserve. I don't know, you have an old soul.
* The ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' has Mina Murray, who's immortal due to her bath in the fires of youth at the lost city of Kor (from ''She: A History Of Adventure''), and thus always looks to be in her twenties. This might lead to her becoming Really700YearsOld after awhile but, at the time of the Victorian-era comic book, it just means she looks really good for her age.
* ''LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' looks like she is ten years old and her friend, Ragamuffin, looks like he is a 25-year old guy. ''[[UndeadChild She is actually 100]] [[{{Vampire}} and he is 400]].

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-->Tony Stark: --->'''Tony Stark:''' You have a quiet reserve. I don't know, you have an old soul.
* The ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' ''ComicBook/LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' has Mina Murray, who's immortal due to her bath in the fires of youth at the lost city of Kor (from ''She: A History Of Adventure''), and thus always looks to be in her twenties. This might lead to her becoming Really700YearsOld after awhile but, at the time of the Victorian-era comic book, it just means she looks really good for her age.
* ''LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' ''ComicBook/LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' looks like she is ten years old and her friend, Ragamuffin, looks like he is a 25-year old guy. ''[[UndeadChild She is actually 100]] [[{{Vampire}} and he is 400]].
2nd Oct '15 6:05:24 PM nombretomado
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* Rangi is the mother of Angus Fangus(a full grown adult, probably in his forties) in PaperinikNewAdventures,but she doesn't look much older than him.
** Also Everett Ducklair. He already had two daughters when [[spoiler:he first arrived on Earth and lost his memory]],but he was mistaken for a late teenager/young adult.

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* Rangi is the mother of Angus Fangus(a Fangus (a full grown adult, probably in his forties) in PaperinikNewAdventures,but ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', but she doesn't look much older than him.
** Also Everett Ducklair. He already had two daughters when [[spoiler:he first arrived on Earth and lost his memory]],but memory]], but he was mistaken for a late teenager/young adult.
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