History OlderThanTheyLook / VideoGames

13th Aug '17 6:09:07 PM infernape612
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** ''Path of Radiance'' and its sequel, ''Radiant Dawn'', has a few characters are described as "Branded", meaning they are a result of a taboo union between the two races in the game: laguz (shape-shifters) and beorc (normal people). While the branded are most like the beorc, they generally age slower like their laguz forefathers. As branded are shun by laguz and beorc alike, they cannot settle down, and need to hide their brand (which can be difficult if it shows up on, say, the face).
** Finn from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', is 35 in the second generation and 34 in the related game ''Thracia 776'', but in both he looks like he is only in his early-to-mid twenties. It becomes especially apparent when compared him to Glade and Oifey, who are in their mid thirties and look their age.
** Manaketes ([[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons who have taken human form]]) like Tiki from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'', Nowi from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Myrrh from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' and Fae from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' are all of the Really700YearsOld variety. Simply having dragon blood seems to slow down aging as half human/half manakete children can live far longer than normal humans.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** ''Path of Radiance'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and its sequel, ''Radiant Dawn'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'', has a few characters who are described as "Branded", meaning they are a result of a taboo union between the two races in the game: laguz (shape-shifters) and beorc (normal people). While the branded are most like the beorc, they generally age slower like their laguz forefathers. As branded are shun shunned by laguz and beorc alike, they cannot settle down, and need to hide their brand (which can be difficult if it shows up on, say, the face).
** Finn from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' is 35 in the second generation and 34 in the related game ''Thracia 776'', midquel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'', but in both he looks like he is only in his early-to-mid twenties. It becomes especially apparent when compared comparing him to Glade and Oifey, who are in their mid thirties and look their age.
** Manaketes ([[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons who have taken human form]]) like Tiki from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'', Nowi from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Myrrh from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' and Fae from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' are all of the Really700YearsOld variety. Simply having dragon blood seems to slow down aging as half human/half manakete children can live far longer than normal humans.
4th Aug '17 3:08:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The goddesses in the ''{{Neptunia}}'' series look like teens and preteens (even children for the youngest ones) and even act the part, but they are actually [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld hundreds of years old]]. Even by their standards, though, Nepgear doesn't look that much younger than her older sister Neptune (She arguably looks older, even).

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* The goddesses in the ''{{Neptunia}}'' ''Franchise/{{Neptunia}}'' series look like teens and preteens (even children for the youngest ones) and even act the part, but they are actually [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld hundreds of years old]]. Even by their standards, though, Nepgear doesn't look that much younger than her older sister Neptune (She arguably looks older, even).
18th Jul '17 5:48:16 AM AdelePotter
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* Downplayed in ''Videogame/TheLastOfUs'': When they first met, Joel thinks Ellie is 12 (and she looks it), but she's actually fourteen.

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* Downplayed in ''Videogame/TheLastOfUs'': When they first met, Joel thinks Ellie is 12 (and she looks it), but she's actually fourteen.fourteen.
* The central character of ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'', Mae, is twenty years old, but could easily be mistaken for a teenager, partially because of the game's storybook-esque art style, and partially because Mae's the shortest of her friends, is a {{Womanchild}}, and doesn't have a job or driver's license.
15th Jul '17 1:59:18 PM MagBas
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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'':
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has a rare case where both this trope and [[YoungerThanTheyLook its opposite]] are valid with Ramon Salazar. While most players assumed he was a child no older than 11 playing dress up, Leon looks at his wrinkled skin and gray hair and thinks he's a withered old man. Both are wrong -- Salazar claims to be 20 years old.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' has a straight example in Sherry Birkin. She's 26 years old, but looks, sounds and frequently acts slightly younger than her escortee Jake Muller, who's 21. {{Justified|Trope}} in that it's an effect of the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 G-virus]] she has in her adapting to her body and increasing regeneration to HealingFactor levels.

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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'':
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has a rare case where both this trope and [[YoungerThanTheyLook its opposite]] are valid with Ramon Salazar. While most players assumed he was a child no older than 11 playing dress up, Leon looks at his wrinkled skin and gray hair and thinks he's a withered old man. Both are wrong -- Salazar claims to be 20 years old.
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''Franchise/ResidentEvil'': ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' has a straight example in Sherry Birkin. She's 26 years old, but looks, sounds and frequently acts slightly younger than her escortee Jake Muller, who's 21. {{Justified|Trope}} in that it's an effect of the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 G-virus]] she has in her adapting to her body and increasing regeneration to HealingFactor levels.
10th Jul '17 11:10:36 AM Awesomesauce210
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** Manaketes (dragons who have taken human form) like [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Tiki]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'', [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Nowi]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Myrrh]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Fae]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' are all of the Really700YearsOld variety. Simply having dragon blood seems to slow down aging as half human/half manakete children can live far longer than normal humans.

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** Manaketes (dragons ([[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons who have taken human form) form]]) like [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Tiki]] Tiki from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'', [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Nowi]] Nowi from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Myrrh]] Myrrh from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Fae]] Fae from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' are all of the Really700YearsOld variety. Simply having dragon blood seems to slow down aging as half human/half manakete children can live far longer than normal humans.
30th Apr '17 1:46:48 PM nombretomado
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* Even ignoring the ArtisticAge that plagues the series, ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' has always had young looking bachelors and bachelorettes:

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* Even ignoring the ArtisticAge that plagues the series, ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' has always had young looking bachelors and bachelorettes:
19th Apr '17 8:38:29 PM 1kanna
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** As of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', Ventus [[spoiler:has been in a coma for eleven years. While his body hasn't actually aged in that time, he's now technically twenty-six years old.]]
*** [[spoiler: Twenty-six NOTHING!]] ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX'' reveals that [[spoiler: Ventus is from the pre-Keyblade War, an era that had already faded into legend by the time Xehanort and Eraqus had become Keyblade apprentices!]]

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** As of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', Ventus [[spoiler:has been in a coma for eleven twelve years. While his body hasn't actually aged in that time, he's now technically twenty-six twenty-seven years old.]]
*** [[spoiler: Twenty-six Twenty-seven NOTHING!]] ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX'' reveals that [[spoiler: Ventus is from the pre-Keyblade War, an era that had already faded into legend by the time Xehanort and Eraqus had become Keyblade apprentices!]]
18th Apr '17 8:30:44 PM TristanJeremiah
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* Nina from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' doesn't even look like an adult in her official art, yet she's of marriage age. The fact she is a bubbly, cute ThirdPersonPerson does not help. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' made her look slightly more like a young adult.

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* ** Nina from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' doesn't even look like an adult in her official art, yet she's of marriage age. The fact she is a bubbly, cute ThirdPersonPerson does not help. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' made her look slightly more like a young adult.



*** Averted with Witchie, who is the daughter of the Witch Princess of previous games.

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*** Averted Subverted with Witchie, who is the daughter of the Witch Princess of previous games.
18th Apr '17 8:28:12 PM TristanJeremiah
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** Nina from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' doesn't even look like an adult in her official art, yet she's of marriage age. The fact she is a bubbly, cute ThirdPersonPerson does not help. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' made her look slightly more like a young adult.

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** * Nina from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' doesn't even look like an adult in her official art, yet she's of marriage age. The fact she is a bubbly, cute ThirdPersonPerson does not help. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' made her look slightly more like a young adult.


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*** Subverted with Dessie who really is young. Of course, she's a goddess, so maybe not.
*** Averted with Witchie, who is the daughter of the Witch Princess of previous games.
2nd Apr '17 4:19:15 PM nombretomado
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* Tonnio and Liina in ''PhantasyStarUniverse'' both look like 12-year old kids but are actually on their late twenties, which came as a surprise in Portable 2 when [[spoiler:they are a married couple.]]

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* Tonnio and Liina in ''PhantasyStarUniverse'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' both look like 12-year old kids but are actually on their late twenties, which came as a surprise in Portable 2 when [[spoiler:they are a married couple.]]
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