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Age Dissonant Index

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An index for characters who act, look, think or is in a position different than what is expected for their chronological/biological age. This also includes behavior patterns that don't match their age.

A direct subtrope of Competence Zone. See also Aging Tropes and Precociousness Tropes.

General Tropes

  • Acting Your Intellectual Age (rather than chronological age)
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: Dressing in clothing better suited to someone much older/younger.
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  • Mistaken Age: Someone is mistaken for being older or younger than they actually are.
  • Music/Age Dissonance: Someone listens to music aimed at people outside their age demographic.

Acting or looking older than you appear/are


Acting/looking younger than you appear/are

Displaying unchildlike/troubling behavior at a young age

Having a position that doesn't match your age


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