History OlderThanTheyLook / WebComics

2nd Mar '18 3:52:30 PM darkemyst
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* By taking the function of makeup UpToEleven, this is played straight with Song Chohyang in ''Webcomic/{{Gosu}}''. Normally she looks like a small elderly woman with wrinkles and grey hair. However, once she applies her makeup, she quite literally transforms into a beautiful young woman. Chohyang's makeup skills are so transcendental that she made a mother unrecognisable to her own children.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sidekicks}}'': As a result of his [[PowerUpgradingDeformation superpower manifesting]], [[MeaningfulName Hacky]] looks like a young child despite being well over 20 years old.
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is an undisputed king of this Trope. Manipulating the FunctionalMagic of their world known as Shinsoo, allows for a person who becomes skilled enough with it to become [[TheAgeless nigh immortal]]. Since the entire cast and ''everyone'' in the the story setting can use Shinsoo, almost all of them are already much older than they look. A prime example is Anak [[spoiler:Zahard]] who has a body of what seems like a child yet is over ''[[Really700YearsOld 300]]'' years old. They ''need'' to be [[TheAgeless nigh immortal]] as well, since their ultimate goal is to reach the top of the Tower that makes up their world and just reaching the 134th Floor[[note]] The highest anyone has ever gotten[[/note]] takes the average person ''500 years''.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/GhastlysGhastlyComic'' with the character Chibi Sue, a 36-year old woman who appears to be under twelve due to being from a race of SuperDeformed.
* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', [[spoiler:Amir]] turns out to be about ten years older than he looks.

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* By taking the function of makeup UpToEleven, this is played straight with Song Chohyang in ''Webcomic/{{Gosu}}''. Normally she looks like a small elderly woman with wrinkles and grey hair. However, once she applies her makeup, she quite literally transforms into a beautiful young woman. Chohyang's makeup skills Webcomic characters who are so transcendental that she made a mother unrecognisable to her own children.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sidekicks}}'': As a result of his [[PowerUpgradingDeformation superpower manifesting]], [[MeaningfulName Hacky]] looks like a young child despite being well over 20 years old.
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is an undisputed king of this Trope. Manipulating the FunctionalMagic of their world known as Shinsoo, allows for a person who becomes skilled enough with it to become [[TheAgeless nigh immortal]]. Since the entire cast and ''everyone'' in the the story setting can use Shinsoo, almost all of them are already much older than they look. A prime example is Anak [[spoiler:Zahard]] who has a body of what seems like a child yet is over ''[[Really700YearsOld 300]]'' years old. They ''need'' to be [[TheAgeless nigh immortal]] as well, since their ultimate goal is to reach the top of the Tower that makes up their world and just reaching the 134th Floor[[note]] The highest anyone has ever gotten[[/note]] takes the average person ''500 years''.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/GhastlysGhastlyComic'' with the character Chibi Sue, a 36-year old woman who appears to be under twelve due to being from a race of SuperDeformed.
* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', [[spoiler:Amir]] turns out to be about ten years older than he looks.
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* in ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'': Meji, age seventeen, looks twelve (she's a half-elf). All kinds of angsting and insecurities ensue. Fellow half-elf, Ian, is 45 and looks like he hasn't hit 20 yet.

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* The ''WebComic/AwkwardZombie'' page [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?comic=040813 "Minor Setback"]] is about the character Nowi from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', a millennia old Manakete (a dragon in human form) who creeps the party of heroes with her AgeInappropriateDress. It ends with her hitting on one of them who promptly leaves the scene while shouting [[MistakenForPedophile "I don't want to go to jail!"]]
** The last panel achieved MemeticMutation levels, and so did a variation of it with the character blushing and now shouting [[WorthIt "I]] ''[[WorthIt DO]]'' [[WorthIt want to go to jail"]].
* Greg, boyfriend of Kili in ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'', is really 60 but looks about 20-something. However, he's not alone, as apparently quite a lot of people are able to purchase rejuvenation in the setting. Mori takes it further by being 170.
* Nearly everyone in ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}''.
* Nina Delacroix of ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' looks and acts like the comic's TokenMiniMoe, but she's the same age (14) as her friends and in high school.
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''Webcomic/ErrantStory'': Meji, age seventeen, looks twelve (she's a half-elf). All kinds of angsting and insecurities ensue. Fellow half-elf, Ian, is 45 and looks like he hasn't hit 20 yet.



* Da-Jeong from ''Webcomic/TheFriendlyWinter'' is a nineteen year old who looks like a seven to eight year old. She has a thyroid condition that stunted her growth. She could have gone on estrogen to have her grow but by the time they figured out it was too late. Her mother abandoned her ten years ago because she couldn't handle her daughter's disability. Da-Jeong hates that she's forced to masquerade as a little kid (including wearing childish clothing and having a kiddie bike) and no one believes her when she says she's an adult.



* Parodied in ''Webcomic/GhastlysGhastlyComic'' with the character Chibi Sue, a 36-year old woman who appears to be under twelve due to being from a race of SuperDeformed.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Embi, a member of Master Payne's Circus of Adventure, is apparently well over a hundred years old.
* By taking the function of makeup UpToEleven, this is played straight with Song Chohyang in ''Webcomic/{{Gosu}}''. Normally she looks like a small elderly woman with wrinkles and grey hair. However, once she applies her makeup, she quite literally transforms into a beautiful young woman. Chohyang's makeup skills are so transcendental that she made a mother unrecognisable to her own children.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sidekicks}}'': As a result of his [[PowerUpgradingDeformation superpower manifesting]], [[MeaningfulName Hacky]] looks like a young child despite being well over 20 years old.
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is an undisputed king of this Trope. Manipulating the FunctionalMagic of their world known as Shinsoo, allows for a person who becomes skilled enough with it to become [[TheAgeless nigh immortal]]. Since the entire cast and ''everyone'' in the the story setting can use Shinsoo, almost all of them are already much older than they look. A prime example is Anak [[spoiler:Zahard]] who has a body of what seems like a child yet is over ''[[Really700YearsOld 300]]'' years old. They ''need'' to be [[TheAgeless nigh immortal]] as well, since their ultimate goal is to reach the top of the Tower that makes up their world and just reaching the 134th Floor[[note]] The highest anyone has ever gotten[[/note]] takes the average person ''500 years''.
* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', [[spoiler:Amir]] turns out to be about ten years older than he looks.



* Nearly everyone in ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}''.



* Greg, boyfriend of Kili in ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'', is really 60 but looks about 20-something. However, he's not alone, as apparently quite a lot of people are able to purchase rejuvenation in the setting. Mori takes it further by being 170.



* Nina Delacroix of ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' looks and acts like the comic's TokenMiniMoe, but she's the same age (14) as her friends and in high school.



* Da-Jeong from ''Webcomic/TheFriendlyWinter'' is a nineteen year old who looks like a seven to eight year old. She has a thyroid condition that stunted her growth. She could have gone on estrogen to have her grow but by the time they figured out it was too late. Her mother abandoned her ten years ago because she couldn't handle her daughter's disability. Da-Jeong hates that she's forced to masquerade as a little kid (including wearing childish clothing and having a kiddie bike) and no one believes her when she says she's an adult.



* The ''WebComic/AwkwardZombie'' page [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?comic=040813 "Minor Setback"]] is about the character Nowi from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', a millennia old Manakete (a dragon in human form) who creeps the party of heroes with her AgeInappropriateDress. It ends with her hitting on one of them who promptly leaves the scene while shouting [[MistakenForPedophile "I don't want to go to jail!"]]
** The last panel achieved MemeticMutation levels, and so did a variation of it with the character blushing and now shouting [[WorthIt "I]] ''[[WorthIt DO]]'' [[WorthIt want to go to jail"]].
3rd Feb '18 12:29:21 AM Melkior
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* Both Max and Ivan from ''Webcomic/YoungerDays'' fit this trope. Max is 9 but looks more like a toddler aged about 4, and Ivan looks like he might be 7 but is actually closer to 11.
27th Dec '17 12:57:41 PM dvorak
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* Art and Pip from ''WebComic/SequentialArt'' were college students in the 70's, making them both at least 60. Neither look (or are more mature than) somein in their mid-20s.
18th Sep '17 7:24:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* Sung Sumin from ''Whebcomic/WhatDoesTheFoxSay'' is a thirty four year old that looks significantly younger. The protagonist doesn't even believe her age at first. Sumin's age is a ''huge'' BerserkButton for her, as in the past she was disrespected for looking young, so the protagonist [[InnocentlyInsensitive innocently questioning it]] makes their relationship start on rocky terms.

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* Sung Sumin from ''Whebcomic/WhatDoesTheFoxSay'' ''Webcomic/WhatDoesTheFoxSay'' is a thirty four year old that looks significantly younger. The protagonist doesn't even believe her age at first. Sumin's age is a ''huge'' BerserkButton for her, as in the past she was disrespected for looking young, so the protagonist [[InnocentlyInsensitive innocently questioning it]] makes their relationship start on rocky terms.
18th Sep '17 7:23:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* Sung Sumin from ''What Does The Fox Say?'' is a thirty four year old that looks significantly younger. The protagonist doesn't even believe her age at first. Sumin's age is a ''huge'' BerserkButton for her, as in the past she was disrespected for looking young, so the protagonist [[InnocentlyInsensitive innocently questioning it]] makes their relationship start on rocky terms.

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* Sung Sumin from ''What Does The Fox Say?'' ''Whebcomic/WhatDoesTheFoxSay'' is a thirty four year old that looks significantly younger. The protagonist doesn't even believe her age at first. Sumin's age is a ''huge'' BerserkButton for her, as in the past she was disrespected for looking young, so the protagonist [[InnocentlyInsensitive innocently questioning it]] makes their relationship start on rocky terms.
18th Sep '17 7:22:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* Sock from ''Webcomic/WelcomeToHell'' is officially fifteen-to-twenty however he looks more like a ten-to-thirteen year old. He's short, rather androgynous, and in the animated short is [[CrossdressingVoices voiced by a girl]].
31st Aug '17 12:47:29 PM Demotivator
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* By taking the function of makeup UpToEleven, this is played straight with Song Chohyang in ''Webcomic/{{Gosu}}''. Normally she looks like a small elderly woman with wrinkles and grey hair. However, once she applies her makeup, she quite literally transforms into a beautiful young woman. Chohyang's makeup skills are so transcendental that she made a mother unrecognisable to her own children.



* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is an undisputed king of this Trope. Manipulating the FunctionalMagic of their world known as Shinsoo, allows for a person who becomes skilled enough with it to become [[TheAgeless immortal]]. Since the entire cast and ''everyone'' in the the story setting can use Shinsoo, almost all of them are already much older than they look. A prime example is Anak [[spoiler:Zahard]] who has a body of what seems like a child yet is over ''[[Really700YearsOld 300]]'' years old. They ''need'' to be [[TheAgeless immortal]] as well, since their ultimate goal is to reach the top of the Tower that makes up their world and just reaching the 134th Floor[[note]] The highest anyone has ever gotten[[/note]] takes the average person ''500 years''.

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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is an undisputed king of this Trope. Manipulating the FunctionalMagic of their world known as Shinsoo, allows for a person who becomes skilled enough with it to become [[TheAgeless nigh immortal]]. Since the entire cast and ''everyone'' in the the story setting can use Shinsoo, almost all of them are already much older than they look. A prime example is Anak [[spoiler:Zahard]] who has a body of what seems like a child yet is over ''[[Really700YearsOld 300]]'' years old. They ''need'' to be [[TheAgeless nigh immortal]] as well, since their ultimate goal is to reach the top of the Tower that makes up their world and just reaching the 134th Floor[[note]] The highest anyone has ever gotten[[/note]] takes the average person ''500 years''.
20th Mar '17 9:44:15 PM Katie-P
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* Several characters including the title character in ''Webcomic/AliceGrove'' are much, much older than they look. [[spoiler: Alice and Sedna have known each other for at least 5000 years. Mr. Church is at least that old as well.]]

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* Several characters including the title character in ''Webcomic/AliceGrove'' are [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld much, much older than they look.look]]. [[spoiler: Alice and Sedna have known each other for at least 5000 years. Mr. Church is at least that old as well.]]
20th Mar '17 9:42:02 PM Katie-P
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* Several characters including the title character in ''Webcomic/AliceGrove'' are much, much older than they look. [[spoiler: Alice and Sedna have known each other for at least 5000 years. Mr. Church is at least that old as well.]]
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