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19th Mar '18 8:09:38 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Series/UltramanMebius''' Captain Shingo Sakomizu appears to be 40, but is in fact 70. This is because he was originally a space patrol officer, and TimeDilation from travelling at lightspeed has slowed down his aging.
6th Mar '18 3:17:53 PM RedScharlach
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* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': In the future dystopia, "Iris" seems to be a 10-year old girl but actually has the imprinted mind of a grown woman -- first a woman who pretends to be a girl before pulling a gun on Zone, and later Caroline, whom Zone and Mag upload into the girl to find the way to Safe Haven to avoid the mass mindwiping that has thrown civilization into chaos.

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* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': In the future dystopia, "Iris" seems to be a 10-year old 10-year-old girl but actually has the imprinted mind of a grown woman -- first a woman who pretends to be a girl before pulling a gun on Zone, and later Caroline, whom Zone and Mag upload into the girl to find the way to Safe Haven to avoid the mass mindwiping that has thrown civilization into chaos.



* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': One episode had one character stating that Kurt (who was about 16 at the time) couldn't have purchased alcohol with a fake i.d. because he looked "like a 12-year old milkmaid." She's exaggerating, but [[http://www.nypost.com/r/nypost/blogs/popwrap/200910/Images/01/kurt-milkmaid.jpg not by much]]. Chris Colfer himself was 19 at the time of filming.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': One episode had one character stating that Kurt (who was about 16 at the time) couldn't have purchased alcohol with a fake i.d. because he looked "like a 12-year old 12-year-old milkmaid." She's exaggerating, but [[http://www.nypost.com/r/nypost/blogs/popwrap/200910/Images/01/kurt-milkmaid.jpg not by much]]. Chris Colfer himself was 19 at the time of filming.



** An episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' features a girl named Janie Spear with Turner's Syndrome, so even though she is seventeen years old, physically, she looks like a 12-year old child. The episode focuses on her relationship with a 30-year old employee of her father's; since she's seventeen it is fine but some of the detectives are uncomfortable with what they think this says about [[PaedoHunt her boyfriend's taste in girls]].
** And in another episode, a 28-year-old woman not only poses as a 16-year old, but is under the delusion that she is, despite having a complete memory of all the years she has spent going from one foster home to another and creating false identities. Based in the real case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treva_Throneberry Treva Thorneberry]].
* ''Series/LostInOz'': Used as a plot point. Princess Ozma is said to be in her 20s, but [[spoiler:was enchanted to be an 8-year old forever.]]

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** An episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' features a girl named Janie Spear with Turner's Syndrome, so even though she is seventeen years old, physically, she looks like a 12-year old 12-year-old child. The episode focuses on her relationship with a 30-year old 30-year-old employee of her father's; since she's seventeen it is fine but some of the detectives are uncomfortable with what they think this says about [[PaedoHunt her boyfriend's taste in girls]].
** And in another episode, a 28-year-old woman not only poses as a 16-year old, 16-year-old, but is under the delusion that she is, despite having a complete memory of all the years she has spent going from one foster home to another and creating false identities. Based in the real case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treva_Throneberry Treva Thorneberry]].
* ''Series/LostInOz'': Used as a plot point. Princess Ozma is said to be in her 20s, but [[spoiler:was enchanted to be an 8-year old 8-year-old forever.]]



* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In the episode "The Sentence", a prison was created where prisoners serve their prison sentence within a few hours. The creator of the prison is trapped inside and serves a 20 year sentence within a few hours, which would mentally make him feel like he fit this trope.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In the episode "The Sentence", a prison was created where prisoners serve their prison sentence within a few hours. The creator of the prison is trapped inside and serves a 20 year 20-year sentence within a few hours, which would mentally make him feel like he fit this trope.



* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': In one episode, Lana Lang is haunted by the ghost of a childhood friend, Emily. Emily was stated to be 10 years old, but she looks and acts much younger, with handwriting that looks more like a 2nd grader and interests and speech patterns more typical of a 4 or 5 year old. In flashbacks, Lana appears to have been an improbably immature 10 year old as well, since she didn't act very differently from Emily.
* ''Series/SheSpies'' had them investigating a shady charity and one member getting friendly with a little girl in a wheelchair who was their poster figure. However, their boss starts going through records and realizing the exact same ten-year old has been used in every poster for the last decade. It turns out she's the real mastermind of all this, in her 30's but with a genetic disorder that makes her look like a kid. The spy chastises her for abusing the trust of people as she drags her out of the wheelchair...only to discover the woman really is paralyzed.

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': In one episode, Lana Lang is haunted by the ghost of a childhood friend, Emily. Emily was stated to be 10 years old, but she looks and acts much younger, with handwriting that looks more like a 2nd grader and interests and speech patterns more typical of a 4 4- or 5 year old. 5-year-old. In flashbacks, Lana appears to have been an improbably immature 10 year old 10-year-old as well, since she didn't act very differently from Emily.
* ''Series/SheSpies'' had them investigating a shady charity and one member getting friendly with a little girl in a wheelchair who was their poster figure. However, their boss starts going through records and realizing the exact same ten-year old ten-year-old has been used in every poster for the last decade. It turns out she's the real mastermind of all this, in her 30's but with a genetic disorder that makes her look like a kid. The spy chastises her for abusing the trust of people as she drags her out of the wheelchair...only to discover the woman really is paralyzed.



** In the episode "Rascals", Keiko O'Brien is temporarily turned into an adorable 12-year old. The fact that she still wants to be treated like a wife {{squick}}s Miles out a bit. Three other crewmembers - Picard, Guinan, and Ro - are similarly altered, but none of them are in relationships at the time, though they all happily exploited this trope to retake the ship from a hostile Ferengi takeover.
** The O'Briens seem to get more than their fair share of this trope. There's another ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9]]'' episode, "Hard Time", where an alien race sentences O'Brien to a 21-years-long virtual prison sentence. He experiences all 21 years of his brutal, tortuous prison term in only a few days, making him mentally 21 years older; 21 really, really crappy years older. And even their daughter gets a OvernightAgeUp treatment due to a NegativeSpaceWedgie. This time, she actually spent those years growing up in a wilderness, and the O'Briens realise that the non-verbal wild-woman she has become cannot be undone, so they return her to the wilderness that has become her home.

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** In the episode "Rascals", Keiko O'Brien is temporarily turned into an adorable 12-year old.12-year-old. The fact that she still wants to be treated like a wife {{squick}}s Miles out a bit. Three other crewmembers - Picard, Guinan, and Ro - are similarly altered, but none of them are in relationships at the time, though they all happily exploited exploit this trope to retake the ship from a hostile Ferengi takeover.
** The O'Briens seem to get more than their fair share of this trope. There's another ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9]]'' episode, "Hard Time", where an alien race sentences O'Brien to a 21-years-long 21-year virtual prison sentence. He experiences all 21 years of his brutal, tortuous prison term in only a few days, making him mentally 21 years older; 21 really, really crappy years older. And even their daughter gets a an OvernightAgeUp treatment due to a NegativeSpaceWedgie. This time, she actually spent those years growing up in a wilderness, and the O'Briens realise that the non-verbal wild-woman she has become cannot be undone, so they return her to the wilderness that has become her home.



* ''Series/ModernFamily'' featured two examples. Sarah Hyland was 18, playing a 15-year-old and looked like she was 12. Adam Devine played a 21-year-old, looked like an 18 year old, and was actually in his 30s.

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* ''Series/ModernFamily'' featured two examples. Sarah Hyland was 18, playing a 15-year-old and looked like she was 12. Adam Devine played a 21-year-old, looked like an 18 year old, 18-year-old, and was actually in his 30s.
3rd Feb '18 2:08:36 PM gb00393
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** Gregor Clegane was old enough to be knighted by Prince Rhaegar approximately 18 years before the first season and he is five years older than his brother. Hafthór Björnsson plays a character ten years older than he is while Rory McCann plays a character ''at least'' 15 years younger than he is. In reality, the older brother is ''20 years'' younger than the younger brother.

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** Gregor Clegane was old enough to be knighted by Prince Rhaegar approximately 18 years before the first season and he is five years older than his brother. Hafthór Björnsson plays a character ten years older than he is while Rory McCann [=McCann=] plays a character ''at least'' 15 years younger than he is. In reality, the older brother is ''20 years'' younger than the younger brother.
3rd Feb '18 2:08:04 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the season 6 premier, the young and beautiful Melisandre is revealed to be an old crone who hides her appearance with her magical ruby choker.

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In the season 6 premier, the young and beautiful Melisandre is revealed to be an old crone who hides her appearance with her magical ruby choker.choker.
** Gregor Clegane was old enough to be knighted by Prince Rhaegar approximately 18 years before the first season and he is five years older than his brother. Hafthór Björnsson plays a character ten years older than he is while Rory McCann plays a character ''at least'' 15 years younger than he is. In reality, the older brother is ''20 years'' younger than the younger brother.
30th Jan '18 4:07:13 PM Onlythrice
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** And in another episode, a girl in her late to mid-twenties not only poses as a 16-year old, but is under the delusion that she is, despite having a complete memory of all the years she has spent going from one foster home to another and creating false identities. Based in the real case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treva_Throneberry Treva Thorneberry]].

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** And in another episode, a girl in her late to mid-twenties 28-year-old woman not only poses as a 16-year old, but is under the delusion that she is, despite having a complete memory of all the years she has spent going from one foster home to another and creating false identities. Based in the real case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treva_Throneberry Treva Thorneberry]].
14th Nov '17 12:43:57 PM lillolillo
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* ''Series/Supergirl2015'':
** [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] is biologically 13 when she lands on Earth, but is older in real time since her ship took a detour in the Phantom Zone for twenty-four years. Hence her baby cousin who was launched into space at the same time is already an adult when she arrives.
** Franchise/{{Superman}} {{Hand Wave}}s the fact that he doesn't look 12 years older than Kara because Kryptonians age slower on Earth (likely due to the yellow sun).
20th Sep '17 2:50:48 PM daria2weird
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Sam and Dean have both aged mentally several decades beyond their physical ages. Dean spent around 30 years in Hell, which means that he's mentally in his early 60s. Sam spent an equivalent period in Lucifer's Cage (it's not explicitly stated how long though). This is not touched on much in the series.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Sam and Dean have both aged mentally several decades beyond their physical ages. Dean spent around 30 40 years in Hell, which means that he's mentally in his early 60s. Sam spent an equivalent period in Lucifer's Cage (it's not explicitly stated how long though). This is not touched on much only briefly mentioned in the series.series during season 4 and never mentioned or given any indication of significance again.
13th Sep '17 10:39:59 PM jonty1
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* ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'': All of the three guys look younger than their age, with them being in their mid-to-late twenties, portraying early-twenties characters. Adam, especially, suffers from this, looking like a teenager at age 26. In the final season, when he was 33, he looked to be in his mid-twenties.
3rd Aug '17 5:21:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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** An episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' features a girl named Janie Spear with Turner's Syndrome, so even though she is seventeen years old, physically, she looks like a 12-year old child. The episode focuses on her relationship with a 30-year old employee of her father's; since she's seventeen it is fine but some of the detectives are uncomfortable with what they think this says about [[{{Lolicon}} her boyfriend's taste in girls]].

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** An episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' features a girl named Janie Spear with Turner's Syndrome, so even though she is seventeen years old, physically, she looks like a 12-year old child. The episode focuses on her relationship with a 30-year old employee of her father's; since she's seventeen it is fine but some of the detectives are uncomfortable with what they think this says about [[{{Lolicon}} [[PaedoHunt her boyfriend's taste in girls]].
26th Jul '17 5:08:20 AM jonty1
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* ''Series/ModernFamily'' featured two examples. Sarah Hyland was 18, playing a 15-year-old and looked like she was 12. Adam DeVine very convincing playing a 21-year-old, despite being in his 30s.

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* ''Series/ModernFamily'' featured two examples. Sarah Hyland was 18, playing a 15-year-old and looked like she was 12. Adam DeVine very convincing playing Devine played a 21-year-old, despite being looked like an 18 year old, and was actually in his 30s.
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