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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.
26th Jul '17 5:07:16 AM jonty1
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* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'': Beverly Mitchell, who played middle daughter Lucy, was actually one year ''older'' than Jessica Biel, who played oldest daughter Mary. Biel was 14 and easily looked 16 or 17, while Mitchell was 15 and looked 10.

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* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'': Beverly Mitchell, who played middle daughter Lucy, was actually one year ''older'' than Jessica Biel, who played oldest daughter Mary. Biel was 14 and easily looked 16 or 17, while Mitchell was 15 and looked 10.10.
* ''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.
13th Jul '17 5:43:54 PM marbehraglaim
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** Various other characters in the series fit this trope as well. Rumpelstiltskin is hundreds of years old due to acquiring immortality when he became the Dark One. Physically he looks no older than a man in his 40s or 50s. Captain Hook, Peter Pan, and other inhabitants of Neverland are also centuries old while retaining a youthful appearance.
28th Jun '17 2:03:46 PM MikeW
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* '''Famous in Love''' has teen movie star heartthrob Rainer told he can't do a stunt because he's only 20. Rainer responds he's really 23 and his mom/agent Nina "youthed me down" when he started out. This is the first clue to Alan figuring out that [[spoiler: Rainer is his son.]]

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* '''Famous ''Famous in Love''' Love'' has teen movie star heartthrob Rainer told he can't do a stunt because he's only 20. Rainer responds he's really 23 and his mom/agent Nina "youthed me down" when he started out. This is the first clue to Alan figuring out that [[spoiler: Rainer is his son.]]
28th Jun '17 2:03:29 PM MikeW
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* ''Famous in Love" has teen heartthrob Rainer told he can't do a stunt because he's only 20. Rainer responds he's really 23 and his mom/agent Nina. This is the first clue to Alan figuring out that [[spoiler: Rainer is his son.]]

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* ''Famous '''Famous in Love" Love''' has teen movie star heartthrob Rainer told he can't do a stunt because he's only 20. Rainer responds he's really 23 and his mom/agent Nina.Nina "youthed me down" when he started out. This is the first clue to Alan figuring out that [[spoiler: Rainer is his son.]]
28th Jun '17 2:02:13 PM MikeW
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* ''Famous in Love" has teen heartthrob Rainer told he can't do a stunt because he's only 20. Rainer responds he's really 23 and his mom/agent Nina. This is the first clue to Alan figuring out that [[spoiler: Rainer is his son.]]
** Subverted as Nina has been having an affair for years with Rainer's best friend Jordan who she met when he was starring in a teen series, assuming he was the classic case of a twentysomething posing as a teenager. When Jordan's girlfriend, Tangey, finds out, she blackmails Nina to get her career going. When Nina first refuses, Tangey reveals that Jordan lied about his age to get that role and was really only sixteen when he and Nina began their affair, meaning Nina goes to jail if the truth comes out.
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