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  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: A woman who appears to be too young to be the mother of a particular child(ren) (this may be due to Writers Cannot Do Math, or the character really could have been very young when she had children).
  • Dawson Casting: High school students in live-action films and TV shows are often played by actors who are old enough to have finished high school.
  • Hollywood Old: An actor often tends to look younger than the age their character is supposed to be.
  • Improbable Age: A character is unusually or impossibly young to have gotten a certain role, rank, job title etc.
  • Underage Casting: When an actor is far too young for the character that they're portraying.

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