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  • Advanced V.G.: Manami is such an extreme example, that her age (16) is practically an Informed Attribute, because she physically looks, sounds, dresses, and acts more like she's 10.
  • While most demons in Disgaea are definitely in the category of Really 700 Years Old, there is one "mundane" example in Yukimaru, who is twenty years old but looks rather younger.
  • If you choose to date her during the summer festival, 15-year old Ayane Matsunaga from Persona 4 is mistaken for an elementary, then middle school student by one of the vendors. To add insult to injury, when she wins a book in a festival raffle, the host politely warns that it may be too difficult for her to read. She doesn't take it very well.
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  • According to Grienko's notes in Second Sight, the psychic Zener Children are afflicted with a developmental disorder that has stopped them from aging past puberty. Since Project Zener has been active (if not funded) for several decades, this would place most of them in their forties or fifties.
  • Resident Evil: Resident Evil 6 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 in that it's an effect of the G-virus she has in her adapting to her body and increasing regeneration to Healing Factor levels.
  • Beryl Benito in Tales of Hearts is the requisite tiny squeaky thing, but she's supposed to be eighteen.
  • Pascal from Tales of Graces is supposed to be 22 years old. Considering how she looks and acts, this is pretty hard to believe. To say nothing of the 40-year old Malik.
    • Tales of Destiny 2: Judas looks to be in his late teens/early twenties, and it causes problems when he has firsthand knowledge of places, people, and events he shouldn't have even been born in time to see (he was brought Back from the Dead and displaced in time). Discussed when Loni demands to know how he could possibly know what he does and be in his teens, and he brings up this trope. His actual age is 34.
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    • Reala from the same game is officially, age 16, yet her design makes her look 12.
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    • Krile's battle sprites in Final Fantasy V are the 'child' type used for preteen characters Rydia, the Mysidian twins, and the Onion Knights from the previous two games (which use a three-quarter Aside Glance to make the face look bigger). She's actually fourteen, which is only clear in the Amano art and larger, Amano-based portrait from the mobile port.
    • Rydia in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is probably in her forties or at least her late thirties, since she was an adult at the end of Final Fantasy IV, and TAY takes place seventeen years later. Nonetheless, she retains much of her youthful appearance and mannerisms.
  • Mortal Kombat X: After a 25-year Time Skip, Sonya Blade still looks rather young and attractive, despite being in her forties and having a grown daughter. (She has, however, lost the Stripperific costumes).
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  • In Secret of Evermore this trope extends to all four of the human characters who have been trapped for thirty years in the virtual world of Evermore, since nobody physically ages there, but it particularly comes into play with Elizabeth, who was 10 years old at the time of the experiment. When the present-day hero's accidentally transported into Evermore and meets her, she's become the ruler and protector of a prehistoric village, and has a mature, mentor personality that's completely at odds with her appearance.
  • Lymle from Star Ocean: The Last Hope looks and acts around six years old, but really is around 15 due to both the size of her people in general and from an accident with symbology that caused her to fall into a demon portal and suffer so much hate and miserly she cut off all of her emotions. (This is only revealed in the in-game encyclopedia.)
  • Akuma from Street Fighter is 50 in the last game in the timeline, Street Fighter III. You wouldn't know it by looking at him.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Mother/EarthBound series characters Ness and Lucas are depicted as looking very young, when they are actually supposed to be teenagers. It's justifiable in that their original in-game sprites and character models look like children, but it's still pretty funny when you see just how short they are. It's especially evident in the Subspace Emissary scenes where Lucas and the Pokémon Trainer are traveling together. According to the Pokémon series canon, Red is eleven years old when he starts his journey and yet Lucas, who could be at least 2 years older than the Pokémon Trainer, is half his height.
  • Pokémon:
    • Emma from Pokémon X and Y is made to seem far younger than the roughly sixteen to eighteen year old protagonist, appears shorter than you, and is the leader of a group of kids who dislike the protagonist for being "too grown-up"... But she's explicitly sixteen years old. Most fans thought she was Shauna's age or younger.
    • Trainers in the "Fairy Tale Girl" trainer class look like little girls wearing sweet lolita fashion. One of them though mentions that she's old enough to be your mother.
    • Lusamine from Pokémon Sun and Moon looks barely older than the player (probably her early 20s at most), but mentions that she's over 40 and even has two kids over 11. After being told this, Hau does a Double Take. Lusamine mentions that her fashion sense helps her look younger.
    • During the quest to get the Eevee Z-Crystal in Sun and Moon, the player has to battle a group of elderly Eeveelution Trainers scattered across the region. The Leafeon user was once a famous model and appears to be in her early 20s because she spends all of her money trying to stay young through "medicines" and other means.
    • In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Wally appears as an optional post-game battle. He should be the same age as Red, Blue, and Anabel (his late teens or early twenties), but he looks years younger. His model, however, is actually slightly different than his ORAS one, implying this was intentional.
  • Jaguar from Space Channel 5 doesn't look much older than Ulala and Pudding who are respectively 22 and 19, though he's actually 35.
  • May, from Guilty Gear, looks to be in her early teens at most. She's actually in her twenties.
  • Charlotte of Trials of Mana looks like a toddler. She's actually 15, because she's a half-elf. The half-beastman Kevin fits too, although not quite to the extent of Carlie.
  • Tekken loves this trope;
    • After shaving off his 'stache in Tekken 6, Marshall Law looks a fair bit younger than 48, to the point that fans speculated that could be his son Forest in disguise.
      • By that same token, Forest is 28, but looks, sounds and acts at least eight years younger.
    • Lee Chaolan looks like he's in his late twenties to early thirties. He's actually 49, but it isn't really surprising to fans, since he was in the first two Tekken, and the newer games take place 20 years after Tekken 2. But for people new to the games, it's a bit surprising.
    • The queens of this trope for this particular series have to be Nina Williams and her sister Anna. Both are 42 years old biologically, but spent the 19 years between 2 and 3 in cryogenic slumber, which explains their early 20's-ish appearance.
    • Jun Kazama, especially in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, which came out over a full decade after the first Tag which subsequently was her last appearance. Seriously, for someone who's lived for almost 40 years now, she is glowing. And that's without cryogenic sleep.
      • Even more jarring, she's Jin's mother. She looks like she could pass off as his sister!
    • Also in Tag 2, Michelle Chang finally makes a return - and she doesn't look much older than her daughter Julia/Jaycee. Of course, she must be pushing 50 by now. Even more jarring, she made a cameo in Julia's Tekken 3 ending, where she did look it!
    • Bruce Irvin is 53 as of Tekken 6, but looks like he's in his late thirties.
    • The most recent example from the series is Heihachi's wife, Kazumi Mishima. For someone who is 70 years old at the absolute least, she doesn't look too much older than her son Kazuya (who's 49). At least Jun and Michelle had the excuse of Tag 2 being non-canon. Granted, coming Back from the Dead thanks to the Devil Gene probably does that sort of thing to you.
  • Most of the human race is this in Mass Effect, due to vastly improved medical technology and genetic engineering. Miranda is highly generically engineered and looks easily in her 30s while actually being almost 40. Kahlee Sanders is in her early forties, but appears to be in her early thirties. The Illusive Man looks fairly young but is implied to be much older.
  • Aya in Parasite Eve is somewhere between her late 20s and early 30s, but her parasite energy powers keep her look at early 20s. She complains about this a few times to herself whenever she goes on about how she just wants to live a normal life and not live forever. She even starts aging in reverse in Parasite Eve 2, which is why when that game comes around, she actually looks younger than she did in the first.
  • Mag Launcher from Evolution: The World of Sacred Device is 16 years old but looks far younger. There is a bit of Flavor Text that can be found by inspecting a pipe in his yard that reveals that he hasn't grown taller since age 10. On a similar note, pary member Chain Gun is one year younger and reaches Mag's chest in terms of height.
  • The Jedi Exile from Knights of the Old Republic 2; according to Mira, the Exile's appearance hasn't changed since the Mandalorian Wars, ten years prior to the game. This would put the Jedi Exile in her thirties at least.
  • Tonnio and Liina in Phantasy Star Universe both look like 12-year old kids but are actually on their late twenties, which came as a surprise in Portable 2 when they are a married couple.
  • Pretty much everyone in Mr. Driller looks older than they look, mostly the teenagers, all of them look like they're 11 years old or so, most of them are already 14 or even 17.
  • Shows up now and then in the Golden Sun games:
    • Isaac and Garet look about ten in the prologue, despite being supposedly around fourteen. They still look fairly young three years later, and join forces with Ivan, who is fifteen but looks around ten. Felix on the other hand looks much older, but is stated to be 18 (post-timeskip) in the manual.
    • It's a plot point for Piers, who comes from a nation which has the secret of prolonged youth, and makes a point of refusing to tell anyone how old he is for fear that it will change how his friends treat him, implying that he's a lot older than the young adult he appears to be.
    • In Dark Dawn, Rief looks like a small child but is probably in his mid-teens, Amiti looks closer to fourteen than nineteen-ish, and Eoleo is supposed to be over thirty, but looks closer to his mid-twenties
  • Donkey Kong Country: Both Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong are this in post-Rare installments. They're both teenagers but their less anthropomorphic designs compared to some other Kongs makes them look quite young. Dixie is the most noticeable. She looks nothing like the more humanoid Candy or Tiny. Tiny, who is Dixie's younger sister, was given an aged up redesign in the 2000s and is currently a teenager, yet Dixie doesn't look any older than before.
  • While Touhou mostly goes with Really 700 Years Old characters, there are still some that fit this trope. Patchouli, for example, is "only" about a hundred (or has been living with Remilia for about a hundred years; it isn't definite), Rinnosuke merely ages slowly instead of stopping aging all together, appearing identical when Marisa was a child but being laughably young by Gensoukyou standards, and Sakuya appears to be somewhere in her twenties but is noted as being far too mature and worldy to be so young.
  • Kingdom Hearts:
    • The Destiny Island characters in their first game, and subsequent gang appearances featuring said designs. Sora and Kairi especially fit, as they are fourteen but could pass for eleven or twelve-year olds; it's probably Artistic Age and symbolism. Riku fits less so, since he's muscular and Bishōnen. The biggest contenders for this, however, were Tidus and Selphie. They're the same age as as the main trio, but look and act years younger; like seven to nine years old, though Tidus does have some muscle on him. Everyone looks more their age starting with the second game.
    • As of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Ventus has been in a coma for twelve years. While his body hasn't actually aged in that time, he's now technically twenty-eight years old.
  • Saints Row series:
    • Kinzie Kensington in Saints Row: The Third is a grown woman, but both looks and sounds like a teenager.
      • Zimos, who would have to be at least in his mid-seventies, looks to be in his late forties.
    • Future Shaundi in How the Saints Saved Christmas comes from the year 2035. She would be at least 50, but apart from her cybernetic parts, shows no signs of aging.
  • Soul Calibur V game takes place after a 17 year Time Skip. Between her alchemical experimentation and exposure to the Spirit Blades Ivy (conveniently enough) has not aged at all.
    • Tira was 17 during the events of Soulcalibur III and IV. Seventeen years later in V, she looks like she hasn't aged a day, thanks to malfestation halting the aging process of her body.
  • The Kongou-class sisters in Kantai Collection - Kongou, Hiei, Haruan, and Kirishima - are a bunch of quirky fast and hard hitters. They are also THE OLDEST ships in the entire IJN fleet. Historic note 
    • Pretty much all of the shipgirl in the game are Older Than They Look anyway. Especially the destroyer and submarine, who's look like grade-schooler or middle schooler.
  • The Witcher: In a World... where there are a ton of long-lived races (elves, for example, naturally live for thousands of years) and magic, it's only naturally that even humans often get unusually long-lived and/or young-looking for their age.
    • All witchers age slowly due to the mutations that make them witchers. In fact, nobody is quite sure how old Witchers can become as they usually die in battle long before they have the chance to die from age. Vesemir is possibly the oldest Witcher in existence and he can still hold his own in combat, as noted below.
    • Geralt looks like a fit man in his late twenties, though by the third game the Art Shift makes him to look about forty-plus. By putting pieces of Back Story together, you can place his age at 80 at the youngest. And if the Witcher in the Distant Finale of Season of Storms is indeed Geralt,note  that would make him 200+.
    • Vesemir, the Old Master of the witchers, looks like about sixty, but has a physique that makes 30-year olds green with envy. Vesemir's age is unknown, but is implied to be pushing eighthundred!
    • Dandelion the Bard. As Triss so eloquently puts it: "You are 40,note  sound like you're 30, look like you're 20, and act like you're 10!" And she's actually quoting Dijkstra, the Dandelion's one-time Spy Master boss, from a somewhat earlier time:
    You are almost forty, look like almost thirty, think you're twenty, and behave like you're not even ten.
    • Emhyr, if we add all the clues from the books, should be somewhere in his sixties, but is depicted as a forty-something man in the third game.
    • Human wizards routinely extend their lifespan through magic, and given that most advanced medicine in their world is their province, they also have much better health than the general population. Yennefer, for example, Is said to be 92 at the start of a saga,note  and the oldest living human sorcerer (at about 1000) got a short "screentime" during the Thanedd coup, though he was already an extremely old man who was described as ready to keel over at the slightest provocation, and, naturally, didn't survive the event.
  • Ezio Auditore is 48 by the end of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Although Cesare calls attention to it, calling him an "old fucker", he doesn't really look the part. Revelations fixed this by giving the now 52-year old Assassin plenty of grey in his hair and noticeable wrinkles. Not that it's slowed him down at all.
  • Radio advertisements in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City mentions a show called Just the Five of Us, featuring a character called Jimmy who looks 12 but claims to be a 42-year old investement banker. This turns out to be real, in show and out in San Andreas, about 9 years later when we hear the actor who played Jimmy again, still looking and sounding like a kid, even though he's in his fifties.
  • Team Fortress 2:
    • The Medic is in in his late forties or early fifties (got his medical license right after World War II, game takes place in 1968), but you'd never know that from looking at him.
    • As for Scout, you'd think that he is 17-19 years old, but the description for the Track Terrorizer outfit confirms that he's 23. By the time of the sixth issue of the comics, he's stated to be twenty-seven.
  • Xenoblade has the Nopon; with their Ridiculously Cute Critter looks, Cheerful Child attitude, and You No Take Candle speech pattern, they make incredibly hard to guess their age. Case and point: Riki, the Nopon party member, leaves a dumbfounded look on the rest of the team when they discover he's 40 years old, married, and has several children under his care.
  • In FEAR Alma looks like a young girl in her pre-teens. At least, until she escapes the Vault; then she looks like a young woman in her late teens. Technically, she was in her mid-twenties when she was killed, but her mind was powerful enough to remain intact, and as of the timeframe of the games she is roughly in her late forties.
  • 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 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).
    • This gets a Lampshade Hanging in Victory where the alternate dimension's goddesses are made, not born. Neptune wonders where this timeline's version of herself is, only to be reminded that without immortality as a safety net, her laziness and self-negligence probably resulted in her starving to death in the streets. Her reaction to this is priceless.
  • With few exceptions, the characters in Eternal Sonata are noted for being either this or younger than they look, due to the game's graphical style.
  • Elliot and Claris from Ni GHTS Into Dreams are actually supposed to be 14-15 years old (15 in Japan, 14 in America and Europe), but yet they look more like 11-year-olds.
  • Odin Sphere: Cornelius and Velvet lived centuries after the Armageddon in the True Ending and finally amassed every single Valentine coin. They break the Pooka curse on themselves, reverting back to humans, looking exactly the way the were before getting cursed. No one would think they are actually over a millennia old.
  • Leanne from Resonance of Fate looks about 16 at the oldest, but is actually 21. There's nothing supernatural at work in this case, just puberty having been extraordinarily unkind to her (something she's touchy about).
  • Its revealed that Meu's appearance in Cross Edge is her younger self 20 years ago, since everyone in the story is in soul form, not actual physical bodies.
  • An important plot twist in Betrayal at Krondor. An NPC you keep running into all over the map — Squire Philip — looks no older than 20, while he really is close to 40. Prince Arutha appointed him a head of a secret force guarding the kingdom's most dangerous secret. Even Arutha's most trusted officers are surprised when they learn that.
  • Even ignoring the Artistic Age that plagues the series, Harvest Moon has always had young looking bachelors and bachelorettes:
    • Nina from Harvest Moon doesn't even look like an adult in her official art, yet she's of marriage age. The fact she is a bubbly, cute Third-Person Person does not help. Harvest Moon: Magical Melody made her look slightly more like a young adult.
    • Ann from Harvest Moon 64 and Harvest Moon: Back to Nature looks like she is in her mid-teens, not helped by her somewhat immature personality and the fact she is apparently ignorant enough not to know where babies come from. Even after getting pregnant.
    • Subverted with Lumina from Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life. She is as young as she looks, only being fourteen in the original game. She was Age Lifted to sixteen (eighteen internationally) in Another Wonderful Life when she became Rock's love interest but kept her design the same. Harvest Moon DS ignores the awkwardness and just uses her adult design from the start. Played straight with Rock himself, who is in his early twenties but looks and acts like a teenager. In a non-Love Interest character, Hugh is eight but looks six. That is because he was six in Japan but was given an Age Lift internationally due to Values Dissonance concerning how his father trains him at his young age.
    • 16-year old Katie from Harvest Moon Save The Homeland is one of the few who is mentioned in-series. Her Berserk Button is being mistaken for a kid. Though, she doesn't look too young. It's likely her lolita fashion way of dressing and her short height that make her look young.
    • Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness has Nate and Pierre. Nate seems a bit young looking to be marriageable while Pierre outright looks like a ten year old.
    • Luna from Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility is about half as tall as Kevin and has to jump in order to kiss him on their wedding day. Her height combined with her lolita style of dressing makes her look quite young, twelve or under. In the Alternate Universe that is Harvest Moon: Animal Parade she's considerably taller though, but still looks somewhat young due to her fashion
    • The Oracle from Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns looks prepubescent but is Really 700 Years Old
    • Fritz and Mistel from Story of Seasons (2014) look like middle schoolers but are marriageable and not treated like kids.
      • Subverted with Dessie who really is young. Of course, she's a goddess, so maybe not.
      • Subverted with Witchie, who is the daughter of the Witch Princess of previous games.
  • Rune Factory continues the trend begun by Harvest Moon, with character designs that tend to look young for their supposed age. In Rune Factory 4, for example, Kiel is a marriageable bachelor yet looks only ten or twelve. Amber and Xiao Pai are available bachelorettes, but they also look about ten or twelve.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Kylie Koopa looks a few years younger than Mario and Luigi, who appear to be in their late twenties. She hasn't aged a day since the eponymous brothers were infants.
    • Speaking of Mario, there's Lemmy Koopa. He looks like a cute little kid but he's actually the 'second oldest.' It really does not help that he is very immature, and Iggy, who originally looked like him but with glasses, but was actually two times younger, became an extremely tall green-turnip-haired Mad Scientist!
    • Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that Mario, and subsequently his twin brother Luigi, are twenty-four years old. They look quite a bit older, by at least one decade. This is due to the fact they originally were middle aged but had been aged down significantly by the mid 90s. Thus, older adaptations such as The Super Mario Bros Super Show! and the Super Mario Bros. film presented Mario as a middle-aged man. Their clothes and mustaches help make Mario and Luigi look older than they are, though their voices and energy match their ages.
  • The protagonist Fang in Fairy Fencer F does look like he's in his late teens, but according to the artbook, he's actually 20 years old. Compounded by Pipin calling him "seinen" instead of "shounen".
  • In Front Mission 5, by the time of the final mission, Walter Feng and Lynn Wennwright are both hitting their early fifties, but look like they're still in their twenties.
  • All the younger party members from the MOTHER series are thirteen-ish. Due in part to the games Peanuts-like art style, they all look no older than eight.
  • In Robopon, when Rena leaves behind her adoptive parents in the second game, she also leaves behind a sphere that makes them young and healthy again while allowing them to retain their memories. While her father becomes something akin to a cute boy, her mother becomes very, very pretty.
  • Viridi in Kid Icarus: Uprising looks like she's eight years old, but it's actually an immortal goddess. Other characters in the game follow that same logic, including Pit, who is at least older than 25 years but looks (and acts) like a 13 year old boy. note 
  • Star Trek Online: Biographical details given for Commander Tiaru Jarok, captain of the Romulan Republic flagship RRW Lleiset, state that she was an officer in the Romulan navy during the Dominion War, which makes her a minimum of fifty-something in STO's present. She looks to be in her late twenties at most, probably attributable to her being Romulan (a Vulcan subspecies, therefore having roughly twice the lifespan of humans).
  • In ArnoSurge, Cass looks like a Child, but is actually older than 20. Same goes for Sarly, who looks even younger than Cass, but is actually older than her. It's explained that they stopped aging due to "Artificial Incarnation".
  • Ashley from WarioWare is a teenager in international localizations but her age is unknown in Japan. She doesn't look anything like a teen. Her stylized art in Game & Wario has her looking more like a teenager but normally she looks 9-Volt's age.
  • Joe Kucan, the actor that played Kane in cutscenes for the Command & Conquer: Tiberian Series. In over the 15 years of the original storyline, he looks almost exactly the same as he did between 1995 (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn) and 2010 (Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight).
  • In a more minor example, Loghain can appear in Dragon Age: Inquisition if he survived the events of Dragon Age: Origins. The game is set in 9:42 Dragon, and Loghain was old enough to join the Fereldan Army and become its general before the start of the Dragon Age (42 years earlier). He has to be at least 60, yet he still doesn't have as much as a gray hair, and otherwise looks to be in his late 40s or early 50s.
    • This seems to have hit most of the returning characters as well, who show little to no obvious signs of aging the decade or more between appearances. Special mention to Cassandra who looks to be somewhere in her 20s, but her real age is somewhere in the realm of late 30s to early 40s. She never mentions a number, but casually admits that she hasn't been a "young" woman for a good while.
    • Meanwhile, Leliana was born shortly after the Orlesian occupation of Ferelden meaning she is probably in her late 30s as well.
    • Vivienne is also implied to be an example. There are no indicators of her age besides appearance and it is noted that she was voted First Enchanter of Montsimmard at an age "young enough to cause scandal". When the party meets the Nightmare demon, it taunts Vivienne with the claim that the real reason she is so desperate to restore the old Circle system is because she's too old to build up her power base in a new system. Instead of brushing it off with some quip like she does all other insults, she angrily orders the rest of the party not to say a word.
    • There's also Hawke who doesn't age at all through 7 years of the game! Especially true for their default appearances where they continue to look to be in their early to mid 20s the whole time, it's even carried into Inquisition where they would have been ten years older than when they started the game.
  • Miss Momoka from Omega Quintet is actually billed as "Eternally Seventeen", and looks the part. In reality, she's... approaching a significant milestone. Asking her about it is a bad idea. It's hinted she's pushing forty - the most likely exact number is 37.
  • Dead or Alive has Marie Rose, who's officially 18 but looks much younger because she has an Elegant Gothic Lolita aesthetic, Genki Girl mannerisms, and a bustline that isn't completely ridiculous. This has actually resulted in Tecmo-Koei toning down her Fanservice for the Western version of DOA 5 and is the primary reason DOA Xtreme 3 isn't getting released in America.
  • Tia from Potion Maker has pretty adult proportions despite being younger than Pio. Pio notes it as unusual and possibly a result of magical potion.
  • Due to the setting of The Caligula Effect, while all the characters appear to be high school age, quite a few are older. Some of them are more drastic than others; for instance, Mifue is 17 instead of 16, but Shogo and Kotono are adults (30 and 23 years old, respectively), and Kensuke is 19 years old.
  • In Piratez, Hellerium-depraved Ubers are small and cute, but in fact they are usually older and wiser than your average, big Ubers.
  • Overwatch
    • Tracer looks and acts like a perky teenager but she's stated to be 26. It may have something to do with her getting Unstuck in Time 8 years ago.
    • Sombra has the personality and general appearance of a trolling malevolent hacker in her late teens or early twenties, but is actually thirty years old.
  • Downplayed in The Last of Us: When they first met, Joel thinks Ellie is 12 (and she looks it), but she's actually fourteen.
  • The central character of Night in the Woods, 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.
  • The Elder Scrolls
    • In Oblivion, Emperor Uriel Septim VII is 87, though could easily pass for being in his 60s at the oldest. Possibly justified; in-universe, it is said that he did not age in the ten years he spent trapped in Oblivion during the Imperial Simulacrum. It is also rumored that he had his mages and healers employ various methods of extending his life as well.
  • In Skyrim, this is true of a few characters, even among the ordinary mortals. Possibly the most notable one is Anneke Crag-Jumper, who appears to be approximately the same age as her fully grown daughter.
  • Splatoon 2 has Pearl, a short Inkling girl who looks and acts like a Bratty Half-Pint, but is 21—three years the significantly older-looking Marina's senior. The In-Universe explanation for this is that Pearl was electrocuted when she was younger, which stunted her growth.
  • Cuphead has the titular character and his brother Mugman, who look so cute and adorable, but don't let their size or their childish looks fool you: It's been confirmed by Evan Skolnick that both Cuphead and Mugman are adolescents, or teens, which is pretty likely that they've started their puberty by the time the game begins.note 
  • In Final Fantasy VII Vincent appears to be somewhere in his 20s but, chronologically speaking, he should be around 60ish. Justified, in that he was a young man when he was killed, but experiments performed on his body plus a bit of magic made him pretty much immortal. So he never ages, and then he proceeded to spend the next 30 or so years sleeping in a coffin prior to the player character finding and awakening him in the game.
  • Ensemble Stars! has Nazuna, who looks exactly like the first years he shares an idol group with (and in fact is shorter than all of his teammates), but is actually a third year. He's not very happy about it, though, preferring to be thought of as a reliable older brother figure (which he also very much is), and getting angry when people treat him like a kid.
  • V in Devil May Cry 5 looks like a young man around Nero's age but he acts and talks like he's someone much older. It's telling that he calls Nero "boy" and "child" many times. This is explained as V is actually Vergil, a man in his forties.
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 features appearances from characters from Yakuza 0, few of who look like they aged since the 1980's. In particular: Yuki was approximately 20 in 0. In Kiwami 2, she is 39 - a year older than Kiryu - but she still looks to be in her mid-twenties at most!
  • Death end re;Quest has Rin Asukaze who, at 32 years old, is the oldest character in the game with a confirmed age. At one point, she convincingly passes herself off as an elementary school student. Even with her glasses and stern looks, Rin looks only slighty older than resident Token Mini-Moe party member Al...who herself is initially assumed to be ten years old by the protagonists, but states that she is actually fifteen.

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