Playing With / Older Alter Ego

Basic Trope: A character transforms into the older version of himself/herself.
  • Straight: Ten-year-old Alice transforms into her 16-yr-old self, Candy.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice, a month-old baby, can transform into adult buxom beauty Candy.
    • Ten-year-old Alice transforms into Cool Old Lady Candy.
  • Downplayed: Alice, a twelve-year old, can turn into a thirteen-year old.
  • Justified:
    • Candy is Alice's Magical Girl alter ego, and age changing is part of the shtick that makes no one find out about it.
    • Candy is actually the spirit that inhabits Alice's Amulet of Concentrated Awesome. They're really just swapping places temporarily.
  • Inverted: Candy can transform into her younger self Alice.
  • Subverted: Alice gains the ability to transform, but her new body turns out to be about the same age as her original one.
  • Double Subverted: The transformation takes a few minutes, and after Alice thinks she's done, her body continues rapidly aging.
  • Parodied: Alice turns into Candy, but still acts and dresses like a ten-year-old.
  • Zig Zagged: While Alice's sixteen-year old body looks like that age, she has the body maturity of a twelve-year old.
  • Averted:
    • Alice is just dreaming of the transformation.
    • Alice can transform, but remains the same age.
  • Enforced: "We can't show a child fighting and putting herself in danger. We'd better find a way to make her seem more adult."
  • Lampshaded: "Man, it is awful convenient I age like this..."
  • Invoked: Magical girls must be a certain age to use their power. The Powers that Be, age Alice during transformation exploiting a loophole.
  • Exploited: Alice deliberately seeks out the Orb of Transformation in hopes that it will make her look old enough to watch an R rated movie at the movie theater.
  • Defied: Alice is supposed to age when she transforms, but is cursed by the villain to not do so.
  • Discussed: "Candy sure is immature for her age, like she's actually a ten-year-old."
  • Conversed: "Knowing that Candy is really Alice, who's only ten, makes me feel kind of skeevy about the fanservice in this show."
  • Deconstructed: Alice develops mental problems due to having and older body.

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