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  • On 3rd Rock from the Sun, "teenager" Tommy Solomon was actually the senior member of the alien team. Of course, his real age (and that of the rest of the family) was never revealed, so there is no way of knowing how much older Tommy was.
  • 30 Rock:
    • Hinted at with Kenneth multiple times. One episode had a flash-forward to his tombstone, with a branch covering most of his date of birth. It looks like the date is 17—.
      Kenneth: I've had that bird for over sixty years!
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    • The flashforward in the series finale, in which Liz's great-granddaughter pitches the series to a visibly-unaged Kenneth while flying cars pass in the background.
  • Alphas has Stanton Parish, an Alpha whose history has been traced as far back as the US Civil War. It has not been revealed yet how old he really is.
  • The Conduit, Mesektet, in Angel liked to take the form of a ten year-old little girl, but was actually an ancient and evil being and one of the incarnations of Ra.
    • The series also has Illyria, which looks like a young woman, although she has already lived in the Primordium Age.
    • The comics also show the two half-demons Nash and Pearl. Both look very young at the time of the plot, but are already over seventy years old. So they actually play another trope straight, but apparently half-demons are very durable.
  • Arrowverse:
    • Vandal Savage. This adaptation of the character is much younger than the comic book version (who was born a cave man), although still pretty old by our standards. Originally known as Hath-Set, he was an Ancient Egyptian priest before being granted immortality by the Nth metal meteorite sent by the Thanagarians. He maintains his immortality by perpetually finding and killing the incarnations of Prince Khufu (Hawkman) and priestess Chay-Ara (Hawkgirl), absorbing their life energy. He also uses their blood to grant increased longevity to his most devout followers, so some of them fit the trope as well.
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    • Damien Darhk also counts thanks to the Lazarus Pit, since he looks the same during World War II as he does in the 21st century (his age is eventually revealed to be 275, putting his birth year at 1759).
    • Savitar, the first speedster, may have been alive for centuries as well, although it's hard to tell with speedsters due to their ability to travel through time. His incredible mastery of the Speed Force appears to confirm that he has been alive for that long. Subverted, it was a myth spread by Savitar in order to claim godhood. In fact, he isn't much older than Barry, given that he's a future time remnant of Barry's gone insane.
    • J'onn J'onzz in Supergirl. In the episode "The Darkest Place", he explains that he learnt a meditation technique back in the 1800s.
  • Lorien in Babylon 5 looks to be an elderly man (okay, okay... an elderly alien man) in his 60s or 70s, but he was the first being in the galaxy to achieve sentience. Given how old some of the races that look up to him are, he's very, very old indeed.
    Sheridan: How long have you been here?
    Lorien: A long time. So long — I was old when the molecules of your world joined and called themselves land and sea and fish and man.
    Sheridan: You're one of the first ones.
    Lorien: No — not one of the first ones. I am the first one.
    • Even ordinary humans in B5 may be a mild example of this trope, as the average human lifespan is ~100 years. Presumably the healthier ones would live decades longer than that.
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  • On Battlestar Galactica, Galen Tyrol, Sam Anders, Tory Foster, Saul Tigh, and Ellen Tigh are really two thousand years old, though this is because of travelling on a relativistic ship. Even without that, they are Older Than They Look, because their ship finished its journey at a time when Bill Adama was a teenager.
  • Some of the vampires in Being Human fit this; Mitchell is over a century old, but looks mid-20s. His sire, Herrick, is even older, and looks middle-aged. Hal is considered one of the Old Ones and is over 500-years-old but looks to be in his 30s.
    • The American remake has Aiden (Mitchell's counterpart) be over 250-years-old.
  • Bewitched: Samantha is at least 400 years old (her exact age is never stated, but she had lived since at least the 16th century), although she appears to be about 30. In fact, all of the witches and warlocks on the show are centuries old and some, like Endora, are at least a millennium old!
  • Henry Fitzroy in Blood Ties looks to be in his mid-20s. In fact, he's almost 500-years-old, having been born in 1519, the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, before being turned into a vampire. Several other supernatural beings on the show are also The Ageless, including Medusa (probably over 2000-years-old).
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Parodied where 1,120-year-old ex-demon Anya is unable to buy a beer in a bar, since she doesn't have the ID to prove it.
    • And of course, vampires like Angel, Drusilla, and Spike are hundreds of years old but still look like sexy 20-somethings.
    • Same goes for Glory, the Big Bad of Season 5.
    • And Dawn existed as the Key for millennia before becoming a 14-year-old human at the beginning of Season 5.
    • The Mayor is over a hundred years old but hasn't aged a day since the 19th century.
    • Parodied in a minor vampire minion who claims he was at the Crucifixion. According to Spike if every vampire he'd heard make that claim was actually there "it would have been like Woodstock".
      • Later it's established that a vampire that old ought to have lost the ability to look human.
    • In the series you can also see the half-demon Whistler. He looks like a young man, but actually he was born in the Primordium Age.
  • Hilda and Zelda from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are two witches who are several centuries old. In fact, it is said that witches live significantly longer than humans. Sabrina's cousin Ambrose has been trapped in the family house for seventy-five years but looks like his early twenties. In fact, it canonically said that even though they look like teenagers, most of the students at Witch Academy are at least fifty years old. The only exception is Sabrina herself.
  • Conan: Conan himself apparently, appearing in a Game of Thrones spoof of the scene revealing Melisandre's true age, with Conan retiring to his hotel room, then taking of a necklace revealing himself to be impossibly ancient.
  • A Discovery of Witches: Matthew estimates he was born about AD 500, and became a vampire in around 537, making him over 1500.
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Doctor looks to be anywhere from their early twenties to sixties depending on the incarnation, but their actual age is much higher; they lost track of the exact number at some point, and just started counting from 900 during the revived series. The Twelfth Doctor is over 2,000 — and the events of the 2015 episodes "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent" suggest his age may now be in the billions, depending how you interpret the Cloning Gambit used in the story.
    • There's also the Time Lady Romana, who in her first appearance was played by the 28-year-old Mary Tamm, but claimed to be 140. By "City of Death", she's now played by 28-year-old Lalla Ward, yet she's become 125 for some reason. Perhaps he taught her to lie about her age? She certainly picked up the Cheshire Cat Grin.
    • Professor Chronotis, an apparently elderly Cambridge don, from the unaired-and-incomplete Tom Baker-era episode "Shada", has been around in Cambridge for as long as anyone can remember — because secretly he's a Time Lord. This being apparently one single regeneration — Time Lords age slowly — seeing as nobody cared to notice anything unusual. This also suggests that in Oxbridge colleges, everybody would be too polite to notice that a professor carried on for years (decades) without ageing — which is probably true (Hey, it worked for the Twelfth Doctor)!
    • Jack Harkness appears to be in his early 40s but is, as of the series 2 finale of Torchwood, well over 2,000 years old. And if his comment about the Face of Boe is accurate, he lives for well over a few billion years. And even if not, the Face of Boe is referenced in the year 200,000 and 200,100, and dies in 5,000,000,053.
    • The Weeping Angels (in 2007 and the 52nd century), Carrionites (in 1599) and Satan himself (circa the 43rd century) seem to go as far back as the early years of the Universe. Prior to leaving the universe from the fires of the Last Great Time War (according to a Doctor Who Annual), the Eternals were, well, eternal. Though the case with Satan is that he existed in the previous universe before it was destroyed and our universe was created in it's place. Which is why the TARDIS couldn't decipher the writing on the walls: because it was from "before our universe's time stream existed".
    • "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood": Despite their mayfly-like lifespan in their normal states, if a member of the Family of Blood took the lifespan of a Time Lord, he could live as long (it's unknown if regeneration ability comes with it, or if they can take the lifespan of other creatures).
    • In "The Sound of Drums"/"Last of the Time Lords", the Master uses aging technology to defy the trope by forcing the Doctor to look his real age.
    • Ood Sigma from "Planet of the Ood" has barely aged a day a century on in "The End of Time".
    • "The Beast Below":
      • The Star Whale, carrying the United Kingdom for 200 years, is described by Amy as "very old and very kind", much like someone else.
      • Due to slowing down her biological systems, Queen Elizabeth X of the UK is 300 years old in the same episode (and lives at least another 2,000).
    • "The Big Bang": Rory waits by the Pandorica guarding it for over eighteen hundred years thanks to being a plastic Nestene duplicate with Rory's memories. Although history gets repaired in the end, human Rory retains fragments of Nestene Rory's memories so in some ways he's older than the Doctor (or, at least, the age the Doctor was claiming to be at the time). What's more impressive is that despite all that time spent guarding it he doesn't get a single scratch. Nor is he driven insane like the Doctor warned he would.
    • Ashildr/Me looks like a teenage girl, but has lived from the time of the Vikings to the present day. In the final episode of Series 9, she's still around mere minutes before the end of the universe itself, watching the last stars go nova. The series previously established that this event occurs more than 100 trillion years into the future. The show does show the downside of having an ordinary human with an endless lifespan. For example, her normal brain is unable to retain centuries' worth of knowledge, so she is forced to keep detailed diaries in order to remind herself of things she's forgotten. Sometimes, she deliberately rips out pages out of the diaries in order to forget.
    • "Hell Bent" establishes that Clara Oswald is now herself functionally immortal and she states that she will not age, which leaves her frozen looking as she did when she was about 30 years of age.
    • In "The Husbands of River Song", River claims to be 200 years old towards the end of her life (despite appearing to be in her mid-to-late forties or early fifties at most) due to an "augmented lifespan". Presumably, it's a consequence of her having Time Lord DNA.
    • "The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos": The Ux are stated to be almost immortal, and after the 3,407-year Time Skip, both of them are still alive and look exactly the same.
  • Henry Morgan in Forever looks to be in his late 30s but is somewhere around 200 thanks to him being The Ageless and possessing Resurrective Immortality. Adam claims to be around 2000 in the second episode. In another episode, Adam asks Henry to locate an ancient Roman dagger that's 2000+ years old, implying that it's important to him. The dagger is later found and is revealed to have been one of those that killed Julius Caesar, implying that Adam may be the ancient dictator himself.
  • Nick and the other vampires of Forever Knight.
  • The heroine of Free Spirit, a Magical Nanny named Winnie Goodwin, was born in 1665, making her 324 when the show begins. Her actress, Corinne Bohrer, was only in her thirties.
  • Game of Thrones: The priestess Melisandre is revealed to be this in the Season 6 premiere. She removes her necklace in private, revealing that she has been using magic to turn her body young, as she is actually a hunched old woman. This is a plot point added in the show; Melisandre's actual age in the books is unknown, although she claims to have practiced her arts for "years beyond count".
  • Highlander featured two episodes about an immortal with the appearance of a 10-year-old. (Immortals stop aging whenever they are "killed" for the first time.) In his first appearance he claimed to have been immortal for only four years, but it turned out he was Really Eight Hundred Years Old and engaged in a repeated con job to gain other immortals' trust and take their heads. (This was his way of making up for combat disadvantage.)
    • Of course almost every Immortal in Highlander follows the trope, because you just can't go around telling people you were born in 1592 when you look 30. If anything, the trope is sometimes reversed with some pretending they're older than they really are (eg, the man who pretends to be Methos).
  • Ice Fantasy: Immortals can live to be thousands of years old. Ka Suo turns 130 in the first episode, which marks his coming-of-age, and looks to be in his late 20s at most.
  • I Dream of Jeannie: Although she looks like a 30-year-old babelicious blonde, Jeannie is at least 2,000 years old (thanks to being trapped in a bottle by the Blue Djinn in retaliation for rejecting his marriage proposal).
    • Jeannie is one of the few examples of this trope where an actual date of birth is known: April 1st, 64 BC. The date was decided by a contest run by NBC ("Guess Jeannie's Birthday") and revealed in a four-part story arc.
  • Intergalactic: Emma Grieves is over a hundred years old, though she looks around forty at most, having healthy eggs (far more than natural, apparently because they kept replenishing) and follicles.
  • Kamen Rider:
    • The vast majority of the non-human characters in Kamen Rider Kiva fit this trope. Ramon is a particularly egregious example, since he looks no older than 14 (the others are all played by actors in their 20s or 30s), and he even says to Yuri, "I'm 105 years old." She doesn't believe him.
    • Kamen Rider OOO has the five Greeed (Ankh, Kazari, Uva, Mezool and Gamel) all of whom are over 800 years old. Their human forms all look early to mid-20s, except for Mezool, who resembles a pre-teen girl. Later, the "lost" Ankh adopts the human form of a small child.
    • Kamen Rider Gaim has an even more extreme example: DJ Sagara, who appears to be a grown man (his actor was 45 during filming), but is the avatar of Helheim Forest, which has been "testing" civilizations across the universe since time immemorial.
    • In Kamen Rider Ghost, the children of the Ganma royal family (Alain, Adel and Alia) all look to be in their early to mid-20s, but are suggested to be hundreds of years old; it's shown that they did not age during the ten years that the Fukami siblings spent in the Ganmas' world. Similar to the Kiva example above, when Alain tells Grandma Fumi (who is 75 years old) that he's lived more than twice as long as she has, she doesn't believe him. The reason for this is because all Ganma are humans who have transferred their souls into Ganma Eyecons, giving them immortal bodies while their real body is kept reserved inside capsules. Even after Alain and Alia have their Eyecons destroyed and become mortal, the trope still seems to apply; the Heroic Legend of Alain spin-off shows that, many years after the events of the TV series, Alain still looks exactly the same.
    • In Kamen Rider Saber, the Megid generals Zooous, Storious, and Legeiel all have human forms of young men but are immortal demons that have apparently been around since the dawn of time. Tassel, who looks like he's in his 30s-40s, has seemingly also been around since the dawn of time and Yuri, seemingly a similar age as Tassel is suggested to be centuries old.
  • Killjoys: Romwell looks like a young man, but is actually 432 due to nanites that keep him from aging.
  • The League of Gentlemen strongly implies this in the case of Papa Lazarou, who shows up in a flashback set about 30 years earlier, and he looks exactly the same.
    • Also implied with Hillary Briss. In his character profile on the extras of the Series 1 DVD, his age is listed simply as "I have crossed oceans of time".
  • In The Librarians 2014, Dulaque is revealed to be Lancelot du Lac of the King Arthur myth, while Jenkins is revealed to be Galahad. Also, Santa is a real being, having been around for thousands of years in this or that form. Additionally, Katie in "And the Heart of Darkness" has been living in the House of Refuge for decades and still looks young thanks to the House and Mabel Collins in "And the City of Light", who has been alive since the late 19th century thanks to one of Nikola Tesla's experiments gone awry. Season 3 also finally reveals that Judson was the first Librarian, having founded the Library millennia ago. Additionally, Charlene was his Guardian and is still alive and well, whereas Judson's immortality seems to have run out. Season 4 gives us Nicole, Flynn's first Guardian, who ended up being thrown 500 years into the past and took an immortality potion to take The Slow Path back to present day and exact her revenge. There are also beings called Fictionals, who are products of highly-popular literary works brought to life. The Big Bad of Season 2 is Prospero, who was brought into existence in the 17th century and hasn't changed since then.
  • Richard Alpert from Lost looks to be a normal guy in his 30s or 40s. Until in Season 5 we see flashbacks and jumps through time from the 1950s through the 1990s where he looks exactly the same as he does in 2004. Season 6's "Ab Aeterno" states his age as about 170 in 2007, having made landfall on board the Black Rock in 1867.
    • Considering the dresses during their Whole Episode Flashback, Jacob and The Man In Black aka the smoke monster were born during the Roman Age, making them about 2000 years old. Though it's later revealed that the Man in Black is actually a shapeshifter taking on the form of his long-dead body (among others, including Locke). God knows how old their adoptive mother, who grants the immortality power to the brothers (and indirectly, Richard), was at that time.
  • "The Child" from the Star Wars streaming television series The Mandalorian, despite being seen as a baby, is actually fifty years old, given that he's the same species as Jedi Master Yoda.
  • In the Distant Finale of Merlin, Merlin looks like he's in his 80s, but is probably well over a thousand years old. And his age could just be a magical disguise anyway.
    • Nimueh looks around the same age as Arthur, who is in his early twenties; but she was in service to his family long before he was born. It's strongly suggested this trope is the case on account of her being a powerful witch.
  • Naboo from The Mighty Boosh looks and acts like a teenager, but was apparently born in the 16th century, making him at least 400 years old.
  • This was the basis for a ploy by the IMF on Mission: Impossible. They convinced a bad guy that they had access to a fountain whose water had miraculous healing powers, including keeping people perpetually young. As part of their plan, he befriends Casey, then finds evidence that she is over a hundred years old.
  • As in other media, the vampires in Moonlight stop aging when turned. Mick is pushing 90 but looks about 30 (he is fairly young for a vampire). His best friend Josef is 400 years old... but looks about 25 (the original pilot had him be much older in appearance in order to be able to hand out "sagely" advice). In one episode, we meet a teen vampire with a permanent case of bad acne... who is over 200 years old. Then there's Josef's girlfriend, who begged him to turn her. The attempt was only partially successful. She fell into a coma and remains on life support to this day, but doesn't look a day older. This actually becomes a point in the episode "B.C.", where a drug made from vampires makes humans experience the rush of being a vampire. The 700-year old vampire who looks like a model offers a taste to Beth, pointing out that she'll soon start to lose her youthful beauty.
  • Motherland: Fort Salem: Sara Adler is over three hundred years old, mentioning having made the Accord around 327 years earlier and served in the military ever since. She's played by a forty year old actress. Justified: she's later shown to be a Life Drinker feeding on the vitality of witches' called "biddies" which empowers her and stops Alder from aging physically.
  • Parodied on Canadian teen sitcom Mr. Young, where this is Mrs. Byrne's whole joke. They've never stated her exact age but it's clear that she's very, very old. Maybe the best example is in the spring break special, where she says she misses the days when you didn't have to put on sunscreen because there was no sun, and also mentions that she never thought she'd crawl back into the ocean.
  • The Munsters: Grandpa Munster was 597 years old when the series premiered in 1964; daughter Lily was 137 while Herman Munster was 152 years old. By comparison, Marilyn was in her 20s and Eddie was 10 during the series' first season. The Munsters Today took it a step further by retconning Herman and Lily as being married for 300 years instead of 100.
  • John Amsterdam from New Amsterdam is four centuries old. One episode shows him regularly attend AA meetings. When introducing himself, he's truthful about how long he's been sober (about 50 years). When a guy assumes he's making fun of them, John just replies that he looks young for his age (which is true).
  • Most of the Enchanted Forest characters in Once Upon a Time are said to be much older than they look. Even young and roguish Capt. Hook states several times that he is hundreds of years old, and this is also implied of young-looking characters such as Belle and Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold. The latter may look like a man in his 50s but he's a couple hundred years old. Generally speaking, the only ongoing characters known to be the same age as they look are Emma Swan and Henry.
  • Pandora:
    • Harlan Fried was born over 150 years before the start of the series, but though appearing old he's still living. It's explained as being a result of multiple organ transplants from clones of his. He later "upgrades" himself into a young cloned body of himself. Odessa is revealed to have used this as well, and is also far older than she looks.
    • The elders on a remote planet have remained young for over a century with the energy of a portal, looking no older than in their thirties.
  • In Power Rangers, count on any alien, even Human Aliens, to number their ages in at least four digits. This is especially true for any mysterious children you run into. They tend to be the spirits of ancient Humongous Mecha.
    • The oldest-surviving human in the franchise, meanwhile, is Koda, the Blue Ranger from Power Rangers Dino Charge. He looks like he's in his 20s, but is actually 100,000+ years old, due to a combination of being a Human Popsicle and the blue Energem he held that granted him agelessness.
  • While most GELFs on Red Dwarf are assumed to be descendants of the genetically engineered creatures created 3 million years ago, it seems likely that the super soldier Polymorph from the episode of the same name had been sealed away by humans for a very, very long time before wreaking havoc aboard the Dwarf.
  • The Red Green Show gives us the off-screen Old Man Sedjwick. While his age is never disclosed, he has fought in WWI and multiple other historical battles. At one point during a brewery explosion he got up and proclaimed "I am Death, Destroyer of Worlds."
    • His son is quite old as well.
      Harold: Wow, how old is he?
      Red: I don't know, Harold. Our best guess is about 85.
      Harold: Wow, how old's his son?
      Red: I'm talking 'bout his son.
    • More astonishingly, his parents are still alive and well. Known as Old Lady Sedjwick and Dead Man Walking Sedjwick, his mother evidently has a tattoo that reads 'George Washington Slept Here'.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Witches seem to age incredibly slowly. Hilda and Zelda claim to be somewhere in the 500-700 age range, but both actresses were in their mid-30's.
  • Sanctuary: Helen Magnus used to date Jack the Ripper; she's 157 years old at the start of the series. For that matter, Tesla, Watson, and Jack the Ripper are also all older than they look for various reasons. The only member of the Five that isn't (The Invisible Man) is dead with a grown up granddaughter. Magnus' father is even older, and probably in his 180s-190s or so.
    • In the 2011 season, Magnus goes back in time to the 19th century to stop a time-traveler from attempting to change the timeline. She succeeds, but has no way to return to present day other than simply going off to live in seclusion (so as not to mess up "history" herself), finally rejoining her friends when 2011 rolls around again. At the start of the next episode, she's another 123 years older (now about 280).
    • Even Griffin (the Invisible Man) is revealed to have stopped aging thanks to the Super Serum, as we see him during the World War II flashback episode. It's implied that his death wasn't natural, as that's the only way to explain his absence in the 21st century.
  • Smallville:
    • One episode features a seemingly middle-aged mechanic turns out to be Dax-Ur, a Kryptonian who moved to Earth around the beginning of the 20th century.
    • In another episode, a student at the school is revealed to be over a hundred years old and living off of the life force of others.
  • In the Stargate SG-1 episode "The Fourth Horseman", a love interest of Samantha Carter's retakes bodily form as a boy to be able to retain his ascended memories. Even though the character is much older — much older, actually having been an Ancient — than his physical age, Carter gets weirded out when he speaks of his love for her and the relationship ends.
    • Another example are the Goa'uld human hosts themselves. While the Goa'uld symbiotes can switch host bodies at will, most of them prefer to use a single host (allowing them to maintain a consistent appearance for their worshipers), along with Applied Phlebotinum to keep them young and healthy for centuries. Apophis appears to be in his twenties, and Ra looked like a young teenager, though both their human hosts were originally abducted from ancient Egypt. As seen when Apophis's host temporarily regained control of his body, the mental torment of being turned into a living puppet for millennia far outweighs the benefit of eternal youth and beauty.
    • To clarify, Goa'uld hosts retain their mental faculties when playing host - Goa'uld, if they wish, can allow a host to control the body and such. Aside from the good Tok'ra, though, they don't, meaning all a host can do is watch helplessly from inside their body.
      • Also note, that while the symbiote does give extended life, without the Applied Phlebotinum the symbiotes cannot sustain the bodies if they have inhabited said body for thousands of years. A typical Tok'ra host lasts about 200 years, after which the host typically dies and the symbiote has to find a new host (frequently someone suffering from an incurable disease, such as Sam Carter's cancer-ridden dad). A Goa'uld with the aid of the Sarcophagus can maintain a host for vastly longer, but even that has limits, as demonstrated by Lord Yu, the oldest Goa'uld.
    • Also related to the Goa'uld, the Jaffa, genetically modified humans who exist in part to serve as incubators for young Goa'uld symbiotes (keeping them in pouches in their abdomens), get a significant longevity boost from the symbiote (which, for the record, can't control the Jaffa—it's too young and is isolated from the Jaffa's nervous system anyway). Teal'c, who looks to be in his 30s and 40s throughout the series, is actually in his 80s, and Bra'tac, who seems to be in his 60s or 70s at most is well over 120 and still very agile and more than capable of holding his own in a fight.
  • In Stargate Atlantis, it's implied that Todd the Wraith is at least ten thousand years old. Even considering that Wraith hibernate for long periods, he's very old for a Wraith, and remembers firsthand the war with the Ancients.
    • It was stated in the pilot episode that as long as their cells were properly nourished, that the Wraith wouldn't ever age and die the way humans do. So as long as there is food for them, they can pretty much live forever. The only thing that can kill them is doing enough damage that their regenerative abilities can't keep up (well-fed Wraith having much more of a Healing Factor than hungry ones). Things get pretty nasty for un-fed or underfed Wraith as a result of this, though.
  • Flint, from the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Requiem For Methuselah" is over 2,000 years old, having been several famous figures from history (Brahms, Da Vinci).
  • Jadzia Dax (and her successor Ezri Dax) on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is an interesting case because, due to the symbiotic nature of her species she is both in her late 20s and hundreds of years old.
    • Indeed, Sisko's teenage son Jake is quite pleased when urbane Jadzia turns into a ditzy twenty-something.
      Jake Sisko: She is so cute.
      Benjamin Sisko: She is also about 300 years too old for you.
  • Guinan of Star Trek: The Next Generation is at least 500-years-old. At one point, Data's transported to the 19th century, where he spots Guinan having a conversation with Mark Twain at a dinner party. He assumes she was somehow sent back in time as well, only to quickly learn that this is actually her 19th century self. In the episode Rascals, set in 2369, she says her father is 700.
    • Tolian Soran, a member of the same race as Guinan and infamously the man to kill James T Kirk, was described as being "over 200 years old" by Dr Crusher (although interestingly he looked older than Guinan).
  • At the end of the famous episode of Star Trek: The Original Series "Arena" (the one with the Rubber Suit monster Gorn), the Metrons are revealed to be Human Aliens.
    Kirk: You're a Metron?
    Metron: Does my appearance surprise you, Captain?
    Kirk: You seem more like a boy.
    Metron: I am approximately 1,500 of your Earth years old.
    • Also in Miri. The planet's inhabitants, including the eponymous Miri, look and act like children, but are actually all over 300 years old.
      Janice Rand: Miri... she really loved you, you know?
      Capt. Kirk: Yes.
      Capt. Kirk: I never get involved with older women, Yeoman.
  • At the end of The Stone Tape the computer calculations show that whatever Living Memory was recorded there was done 7000 years ago. The leader of the research team derides this as insane and quickly shreds the printout.
  • On Supernatural many of the supernatural beings who appear human can be quite old:
    • Angels are older than humanity and need a human vessel while on Earth.
    • Demons are human souls that were sent to hell and can be very old when they return to Earth and posses a person. Lilith became the first demon shortly after the Fall.
    • Death appears as an older gentleman but is so old that he could predate God. (He has stated that he doesn't know which of them is older.)
    • The Leviathans are even older than angels.
    • Many ancient deities and monsters survived to the modern age by appearing as normal humans.
    • Powerful witches can live for centuries. The Starks have had marital spats since at least the 15th century.
    • Due to time flowing faster in Hell we really do not know how much time Sam actually spent there. Dean spent around 40 years in Hell. Their bodies were recreated at their correct age when they returned to Earth so physically they have not aged.
      • Adam, the youngest brother, has been in Hell since the end of the fifth season (nine years ago so far). So he's something around 1200 years old.
  • Super Sentai:
    • In Chouriki Sentai Ohranger, Kingranger is mentioned to have been around more than 600 million years ago yet looks like an eleven or twelve-year-old boy. At least partly explained by the fact that he has been in suspended animation for some time.
    • Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger's Shirogane is 1062 years old and looks to be around 25.
    • In Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Heavenly Saints Hikaru and Rin are implied to be hundreds of years old but appear to be in their mid-20s and late teens respectively.
    • In one episode of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, Nobuharu Udo is upset that at 32 he's the oldest member of the team, but then remembers that the Sixth Ranger Utsusemimaru is actually several centuries old after having been trapped inside the body of villain Dogold's body. However, Utsusemimaru informs him that he didn't actually age and is still technically 29.
    • The main heroes of Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, from the mystical Ryusoul Tribe, are all stated by Word of God to be over 200-years-old each. All members of the Ryusoul Tribe are functionally immortal; one has lived for almost a thousand years but still looks like a middle-aged woman. Canalo's younger sister Oto looks around twelve years old but is actually 123.
  • The vampires on True Blood, most notably Russell, who is supposed to be 3000 years old but looks 45, and Godric, who at 2000 looked about 18.
    • The maenad Maryann is ancient, supposedly predating ancient Greece, which would put her at over 4000. She, however, looks to be in her forties, and looked the same over a decade before entering the series.
  • The Twilight Zone (1959):
    • In "Long Live Walter Jameson", the title character is more than 2,000 years old. He tells his close friend Professor Samuel Kittridge that he is old enough to have known Plato personally.
    • In "The Fugitive", Ben ruled his planet for more than 1,000 years before coming to Earth. He will live for at least another 4,000 years.
    • In "Queen of the Nile", Jordan Herrick learns from Viola Draper that her mother Pamela Morris has not aged in at least 70 years. Just before she steals his Life Energy, Pamela herself tells him that she was once Queen of the Nile, making her more than 2,000-years-old.
  • The Twilight Zone (1985):
    • In "Monsters!", Emile Francis Bendictson appears to be in his early 80s but is a 158-year-old vampire.
    • In "Welcome to Winfield", Weldon appears to be about 80 but will soon celebrate his 150th birthday. Most of the other residents of Winfield are also over 100 years old but look much younger. According to the closing narration, the median age of the townspeople is 112.
    • In "The Last Defender of Camelot", Lancelot appears to be in his 60s but has lived for 1,000 years as a result of a spell cast by Merlin. Morgan le Fay is much the same age but she only looks to be in her early 30s.
  • Teenager Lexi on The Vampire Diaries is actually 300. Whodathunkit?
    • And Katherine is about 536, while Pearl is at least 570.
    • The Michaelsons (aka the Originals) were Viking settlers in North America sometime in the 11th century when they became the first true vampires. The non-vampire members of the family are witches and either used magic to live through the intervening years or they were resurrected through magic in the modern times.
    • Silas became an immortal blood drinker (an ur-vampire) sometime during Roman times.
  • Warehouse 13:
    • H.G. Wells, thanks to being bronzed for 110 years, is estimated to be 140 something years old despite looking appearing to be early-30s or late-20s.
    • Being a Warehouse Caretaker also, apparently, freezes one's aging process. Mrs. Fredericks introduces Claudia to her grandson, who lives in a retirement home.
    • Bennett Sutton, a drunk professor at Columbia, is actually the Count of St. Germain, born in the 16th century and made immortal by his brother Paracelsus in 1541. The same applies to Charlotte Dupres (the Countess) and Nick Powell (their son). Paracelsus himself survived by being bronzed (against his will).
  • In Wizards of Waverly Place, Juliet, being a vampire, looks around 16 but is actually over 9500, and her parents look like they're in their 40s. Mason also looks like a teenager, but is older than the United States of America (no exact age is ever given). Rudy Tootie looks around 47, but is over 2000-and he's spent all that time mocking Prof. Crumbs's age.
  • On Wonder Woman, Steve Trevor comments, "You can't be more than 23 or 24," and WW responds, "I will be 2,527 years old on my next birthday." He doesn't believe her.
  • Wu Assassins: McCullough, the Big Bad of Season 1, is over 500-years-old, but still looks like a middle aged man. All thanks to the healing powers that come with being the Wood Wu.
  • The X-Files: In "Tithonas" Alfred Fellig is revealed to be over two centuries old, while he looks around 65.