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  • Subverted in Amnesia: The Dark Descent, where Alexander actually does look like a really old dude. It may vary, however, if he'd managed to impersonate his own 'descendants' for generations.
  • The deities of Asura's Wrath take this to really ridiculous extents, in that despite some of them looking around certain ages as described in their profiles, they are actually countless millenia in age. In fact, the entire civilization they come from take this trope to new heights, in that the deities are descendants of previous deities that protect the Shinkoku Civilization are even older, and there are at least over 100 generations of Deities that have protected their home.
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  • Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana's friendly witch Zeldalia is approximately 120 years old (having said that she is "probably five times Delsus' age").
  • In Aveyond, Jack from Ahriman's Prophecy is more than 200 years old by the time the party in Aveyond 2 free him from a stone statue curse despite the fact that he's physically 14. Also after Aveyond 1 and after Galahad gets turned into a vampire, he's around 200 years old in Aveyond 2 and by the time he appears in Aveyond 3: Lord of Twilight and Gates of Night, he's at least 337 years old even though he looks like he's around 30. And to mention that Te'ijal is around 831 years old in Aveyond 3 despite her appearance.
  • In Bayonetta, Witches and Sages live for an extremely long time. Bayonetta herself is over 600, despite looking like she's in her twenties. Cereza is technically a child, but she is the younger version of Bayonetta from the 15th Century.
    • Considering her parents met in the 14th century (It's on the lipstick tube) and her mother was killed during the Witch Hunts 500 years before the events of the first game, Bayonetta was around 100 years old when she was imprisoned and spent 500 of that in suspended animation. Point still stands for Jeanne, who was not in stasis and looks 30 at the oldest; and Balder, who is older than 600 or so and appears to be a very fabulous 40.
  • BlazBlue's local Elegant Gothic Lolita Vampire, Rachel Alucard is at least 100 years old physically but looks like a preteen. By the True End of Calamity Trigger, she remembers 72,500 years of time-looped history. Hazama can remember it all too, so he quaifies.
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    • Similarly, Guilty Gear has Sol Badguy and Slayer, both of which have been around for a while. Slayer is a vampire from a different dimension that likes to interact with people in Sol's world from time to time, even founding the Assassin's Guild hundreds of years before the plot of the first game.
    • Sol is so old even he's forgotten how old he is. He doesn't even remember his birthday. He saved Kliff Undersn's life back when Kliff was only seven years old. It's implied by his music tastes that he was around in The '80s, and the game is set in the year 2187, so you do the math.
    • Dizzy is a rare inversion: She has the figure of a 20-year-old, but she's only three. And considering Ky had a child with her...
  • The Breath of Fire games have this in bucketloads:
    • In I-III (which are per Word Of Capcom in the same universe) we have Deis aka Bleu. Justified in her case due to being an actual goddess, but just based on the timelines noted, Deis is potentially several thousand years old.
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    • In IV (which may or may not be an Alternate Universe), we have Fou-lu (in a case of Immortality Begins at 20 and justified by the fact he is a literal God-Emperor) and the entire town of Chek (a city full of summoners whom Never Grow Up and it is implied some are very old indeed despite their pre-pubescent good looks; justified in that being near the summoning temple for the gods of that world keeps 'em young).
    • In Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter (which per Word Of Capcom is an Alternate Universe), we have Elyon (whom, besides being a Fou-lu Expy, is also explicitly one thousand years old; justified in that he essentially stopped aging after a merge with the dragon Odjn.) Mildly subverted in that Elyon is dying and ends up picking the protagonist—a very low-caste individual—to accomplish the mission he couldn't of opening the gates to the sky.
  • In Bullet Girls Phantasia, Hardina Crescent has been loyally serving as the Guardian of the Elves for centuries, but would prefer you think of her as "eternally 17" and keep it at that.
  • Alucard from Castlevania looks like a teenager or young adult in every game he appears. But he's been around from 1476 (Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse) to 2036 (Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow)
  • Robo from Chrono Trigger is 300 years old when you find him, and if you leave him to restore Fiona's forest, he'll be 700 years old by the game's conclusion.
    • Sprigg from Chrono Cross looks like an elderly woman, but considering she's 224, she looks rather good.
  • In Command & Conquer there is Kane, who is the Cain. Or technically he's an alien who's been stranded on Earth for thousands of years.
  • Lilith from Darkstalkers, whose consciousness is 290 years old — but it could also be seen as a subversion, since she didn't actually have a body until the game.
    • The body in question is a barely-clothed loli succubus in spandex.
    • But then there's her "matrix" Morrigan, who around the time of the first game (1994), was 316. Not that you can tell by looking at her.
  • In Nippon Ichi's Disgaea:
    • Demons and Angels in the netherworld and Celestia age 100 times slower than humans, making Laharl's group biologically 13, 14, and 15 (18-20 by the fifth game) despite them being that many centuries old. Demons in the human world Veldime mature like humans but maintain their life span, explaining why these Demons look and act older than the characters from the first game despite being significantly younger. The only characters this doesn't explain are Lamington (is 9000+ despite looking 30), Valvatorez (over 2500 years old, but looks like a teenager due to being de-powered) and druids who look old as a result of being a druid despite age.note 
    • Also from Nippon Ichi, the characters Croix and Alouette are much older than their teenaged appearance would suggest.
    • Sages in Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance take this trope Up to Eleven, being millions of years old and looking like they're in their twenties at most. Lampshaded by those with the "Long-lived" personality, who demand to be treated with respect because they're their allies' elders (again, demons and angels' ages can measured in centuries) and discuss taking advantage of senior discounts.
  • Flemeth in Dragon Age: Origins looks like she's about 70, which is even partially true, but she really is several centuries old. But she's cheating.
    • At the end of her youth, she abducts herself a suitable man to have a daughter which she then raises to be a witch like her to be her apprentice. When she's nearing her death, she simply steals her daughters body and is once again in her late 20s. She has pulled this trick many times in the past, but also has other means to reincarnate herself if she is slain in battle.
  • In Dragon Age: Inquisition it's revealed that Flemeth is actually the elven goddess Mythal (or at least acts as a vessel for a part of her), meaning that she could be several thousand years old.
    • In The Stinger, you also learn that Solas is Fen'Harel, aka the elven trickster god/god of destruction. You also learn that he created the Veil, other races have no memory of a time before the veil making him possibly older than humanity.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • In general, the "Mer" (Elven) races are typically Longer Lived than their Man and Beast race counterparts, with the lifespans of even non-magically-enhanced Mer ranging from "a little longer than a humans" to several centuries. The series is frequently inconsistent with the exact length, however, and often gives no real explanation for the discrepancies when they appear.
    • Morrowind:
      • Special mention to the Tribunal and Dagoth Ur, who tapped into the Heart of Lorkhan (the still-beating heart of the "dead" creator god) to achieve divinity. They are at least 4000 years old by the events of the game.
      • Reclusive wizard Divayth Fyr is said by one of his "daughters" to be one of the oldest non-divine beings on Tamriel, also in the several thousand year old range. (It's possible, given the timeline, that he was born a Chimer and lived through the event that turned his race into the modern Dunmer.)
      • Yagrum Bagarn, the last living Dwemer is in the 4000 year old range as well. He was in an undescribed "outer realm" when whatever calamity occurred that wiped out his race. He returned to find them gone and then traveled all across Tamriel looking for other survivors. He caught the Corprus Disease soon after and the disease's agelessness property has allowed him to survive in the thousands of years since.
      • The Great House Telvanni councilors have extended their lives through sorcery and/or necromancy. Baladas Demnevanni in particular claims to have been living in his residence since before there was an empire when asked why he won't pay his taxes.
    • In Oblivion, recurring Lich/Necromancer Mannimarco has been alive for over 1000 years by the time of the game, during which he serves as the main villain of the Mages Guild questline. Granted, he is now undead, so it isn't exactly "natural" life, but he qualifies.
    • Skyrim:
      • Babette, one of the members of the Dark Brotherhood, is a 300+ year old vampire who was turned when she was ten years old. She still looks and sounds like a child, aside from the creepy fangs and eyes, which she uses to her advantage during her missions. She'll tell you that she's no more a little girl than you are.
      • You encounter plenty of regular Elven citizens who are 200+ years old and not particularly old-looking. Avrusa Sarethi, the Nirnroot farmer, had a shop in Vivec City before the Red Year, and Brand-Shei was a baby when his family fled the Argonian invasion the year after that. (The events of Skyrim take place 196 years after the Red Year.) Similarly, Legate Fasendil has been in the Legion since at least 4E 42, 160 years ago.
      • Knight-Paladin Gelebor, from the Dawnguard expansion, is the last non-corrupted Falmer, meaning he must be a few thousand years old as well in order to have survived that long. Most of the rest of his species was enslaved and corrupted by the Dwemer, who themselves disappeared some 4000 years prior. Gelebor himself believes that Auriel (Akatosh) himself is keeping him alive.
      • Also from Dawnguard, Serana (and her parents). Word of God says that she was put into that sarcophagus during the second era interregnum, about six and a half centuries before the time frame of the game. Later in the quest line, dialogue from her suggests that she's lived in Castle Volkihar for a very long time before falling asleep. Even then it's unclear how old she was when she first moved into the castle. Being that she is of the first race of men, it's even possible that she is not too far descended from them.
      • In the Dragonborn DLC, Master Neloth, one of the aforementioned Telvanni Mage-Lords, makes a return. Like all Telvanni Mage-Lords, he's extended his lifespan through magic. Being a Mer helps — both in the sense that he's a member of a long-lived race to begin with, as well as being naturally adept at magic. He actually seems to be in ever better shape than he was in Morrowind, despite over 200 years having passed.
  • In Evil Zone, the loli character Kakurine is Actually 10,010 Years Old. It is incredibly arbitrary, because there is nothing about the character that suggests her age other than her bio and her cosmic superpowers.
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    • Mir and Shurelia in Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia are, respectively, 380 years old and an unspecified advanced number of years old (it's mentioned in canon materials that Shurelia lies about her age). However, when their true forms are revealed, they both turn out to be among the youngest-looking characters in the game. Mir also returns in the second game as a love interest, not really looking any older. The game also features Misha, who is Older Than She Looks due to a magical-strength-sapping incident.
    • In Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, Reyvateil Administrator of Metafalss, Frelia, looks and acts like a thirteen year old girl. Unlike Shurelia, however, Frelia's young appearance is stated to be unnatural and was caused by the removal (several centuries ago) of an important component of her artificial body that regulates a Reyvateil's growth. Since the component is returned to Frelia at the end of the game, she might very well begin to age again and eventually take on a more mature appearance.
  • The Vahnatai in Exile/Avernum live for a few thousand years and spend several centuries as children.
  • In Fable II and the following games, the cryptic seer Theresa appears at the beginning of each and has a huge influence on the protagonists' actions. She's revealed to be the same Theresa from the first game, the protagonist's sister who in the sequels ranges from 500-600 years old.
  • Fallout:
    • Ghouls are "necrotic post-humans" who have been mutated into corpse-like creatures who benefit from radiation, and there are a good number of pre-war ghouls, like Fallout: New Vegas companion Raul Tejada, who were mutated when the bombs fell some two hundred years ago. Unfortunately, many of these first generation ghouls have since degenerated into mindless Feral Ghouls due to overexposure to radiation. Eddie Winter from Fallout 4 is even older, since a radiation experiment turned him into the first ghoul, even before the apocalypse.
    • The Fallout 3 DLC Mothership Zeta has several characters who were abducted by the aliens hundreds of years ago. Most, like a Great War medic or a feudal Japanese samurai, have been in cryogenic stasis since their abduction, but Sally has been active for two hundred years, but is stuck as looking like a young girl.
    • Mr. House in Fallout: New Vegas was born before the war, but is still a major player in the Mojave who prefers to communicate over video screens and through robot intermediaries. Subverted if you go against him and confront him face-to-face, and boy, he really does look as old as he is.
    • In Fallout 4, the player character is over 200 years old, due to being cryogenically frozen in Vault 111 for 210 years. Estimating the player character and their spouse's ages in the prologue to be somewhere between early 20s and mid 30s, 240 is a good overall round estimate for the Sole Survivor's actual age. Various other characters are also as old, if not older, due to various methods.
    • Special mention goes to the Cabot family, who are well over 400 years old, and all still physically human. Their longevity is attributed to an ancient artifact and a life-extending serum derived from altered blood.
  • Fran and her entire Viera sisterhood from Final Fantasy XII all appear to be in their mid to late twenties, and their leader might just pass for thirty. However, since they never actually age, they're all actually very old. Their lifespan is about least three times that of humans. For example, Fran is at the bare minimum fifty.
  • In Final Fantasy XIII, Fang and Vanille are 521 and 519 years old chronologically thanks to being in crystasis for centuries.
    • In the sequel, Fang and Vanille are 1021 and 1019.
    • In the third installment, everyone alive is 500 years older due to the time crash allowing people to not be able to die naturally. Fang did the math and concluded that she was the oldest hag on the planet.
  • In Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, the Sworn Six of Paladia had all been present during the war between Aldore and Hess, 500 years before the game's story begins—and so was Fina.
  • Fire Emblem has plenty of these regularly recurring throughout the series, and they are almost always some type of dragon in human form (most commonly as young girls). This is played up when Tiki, who had met Marth in the original game and its various remakes, meets Lucina in Awakening (over 2000 years later) and believes her to be Marth. Though its also subverted in the Akaneia series, as while Tiki had been alive for at least 1000 years yet had only had ten years worth of memory due to being put in a forced sleep.
    • Most of the dragon laguz in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, as none of them are younger than a few centuries (dragon laguz children are exceptionally rare, to the point that when Ena gives birth to one in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn's epilogue it's cause for celebration). While other laguz rarely reach their 700s, it has happened on rare occasions, though they generally look like humans in their 90s.
      • Specifically, Dheginsea, the King of the dragon laguz country Goldoa, participated in the fight against Yune, the Goddess of Chaos around 800 years ago and has hardly changed or decreased in power since. Even other dragon laguz, easily in their 700s, are surprised by this.
      • Then there's the around 1000 year-old (or possibly much more) heron Sephiran, mainly due to him being favored and blessed by the goddess, who actually passes as a beorc (equivalent of human) in his 20s until The Reveal near the end of the game. In the Good Ending, we see him again 1,200 years after the events of the game, looking as young as ever.
  • Piers of Golden Sun... might be several hundred years old, because he is from a land where they use alchemy to age more slowly.
    • It also makes for a Funny Moment. When leaving Lemuria, Sheba and Jenna grill Piers, trying to get him to tell his real age. Kraden also insists that he tell, because he says "they might have been as respectful" to him as they should have. Piers retorts that he wants them to treat him as they have all along (as someone their age). After further prodding, it is revealed that they really did just want to know how old he is. Piers, offended and upset, tells them to shut up. We (the players) never do learn his real age.
      • A young Lemurian girl whose mind you can read has exasperated thoughts on the fleeting nature of childhood and youth. A handful of decades, and suddenly you have to get a job and start paying bills.
    • This explains why Babi from the first game lived so long — he stole some Lemurian Draught. Babi was cut off due to his departure and inability to find Lemuria again, and Felix's party is informed in the second game that the guy died when he finally ran out. This comes as a blow to Kraden, whose entire purpose as a scholar under Babi had been finding either Lemuria or an alternative route to Immortality.
      • At the end of The Lost Age, the Golden Sun rises over Weyard. Those involved are directly exposed to enough of Alchemy's power to slow their aging drastically over the next thirty years. The most affected? Kraden, who was supposed to find Immortality for his boss and ended up with it himself, and who has not aged a day since then. And all of the characters who return in Dark Dawn comment on it.
  • In Granblue Fantasy, there are several characters who are much older then their appearance indicates.
    • Primal Beasts like Noa, Rosetta, Morphe, Zooey, and Cerberus are all at least hundreds of years old, having been created by the Astrals and mention fighting in the War, which occurred centuries ago.
    • Cagliostro while having the appearance of a young girl, is actually the thousand year old founder of Alchemy who attained immortality and has been using several bodies over the course of her life.
    • Though Scathacha's vessel is a little girl, she is in actuality a several hundred years old True Dragon who was killed by a knight and the prince and princess of her island had to gather her lifeforce into a hastily-put together body, the aforementioned little girl.
  • Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 has Hakuryuu, originally the dragon-like deity powering up the main heroine, who now lost most of his strength along with his original appearance. Going from the series' chronology, as a deity he must have been around for at least 400 years, but when the characters first meet him, he is in the form of a human child aged about ten. Later, as he partially regains his powers, his appearance changes to (a more appropriate) one of a Long-Haired Pretty Boy in his mid-twenties... still fitting this trope, as his chronological age remains the same.
  • In Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns Oracle, the Token Mini-Moe is offhandedly mentioned to be somewhere around a thousandish years old.
  • Most characters you meet in Hidden Expedition: Devil's Island and Uncharted Islands fall somewhere under this trope. The community was founded by a contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci, and the guy looks to be about 60. His daughter might be an even better example; born in Renaissance Italy, she looks like she's in her 20s.
  • In Hometown Story, Sue the witch is two centuries old, but looks in her young teens at the oldest and hangs around with the young children among the main characters, one of which has a crush on her.
  • Introduced in Jak II: Renegade is Pecker, who is a moncaw, a monkey-macaw mix. While it's not unheard of for macaws to live past the age of 75 in the wild and some monkeys can live up to their sixties, it doesn't explain how Pecker is really 118 years old in Jak X Combat Racing. Especially considering he and teenage Daxter bicker like children.
    • Daxter himself also qualifies. He's 19 as of Jak X, but due to traveling 500 years into the future, he's technically 519. Same with Keira, who's 18 physically and mentally, but 518 chronically
      • Jak, on the other hand, is an inversion; he was sent into the past as a 3-year-old in the second game, and returned as a teenager. He's only 5 years but has lived for 19 years.
  • In The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time, the Player Character discovers that Elliot Sinclair, the inventor of Time Travel, was one of the few survivors of the ancient city of Atlantis (destroyed in 1262 BC). Originally known as Saros, he was one of the priests who tended to the Sosiqui artifact known as the Gaealith, and was thus granted an unnaturally long life and health. When the effects of the Gaealith finally run out, he succumbs to his advanced age and dies in 2329 (making him over 3500 years old). In fact, it's speculated that it was his familiarity with the Gaealith that allowed him to develop time travel.
    • In the same game, you meet a young-looking pilgrim on the road leading to Shangri-La. He doesn't seem particularly unusual or important at the time. Come the final stretch of the Shangri La timezone, you discover that he's the reincarnation of Siddha Biwawa, a major figure in Shangri La's mythology. It's debatable whether he qualifies for this trope, since as a reincarnation he's technically only lived a normal span of years, but in dialogue he strongly implies that he has full memories of his previous life, as well as his lives in the other five realms. Also, in the ending, it's implied that he may have also been a Sosiqui all along, making him even older.
  • Ogmo from the Jumper series is no younger than 116 years old by the time Jumper One rolls around, and in Jumper Three, his age is counted in millennia.
  • Tusk, the Watchman of the Gods from Killer Instinct may look like a man in his 40's, but in reality, if reason is to be believed, he's actually a whopping 10,000 years old!
  • Rose in The Legend of Dragoon. She was a part of the first group of Dragoons...over ten thousand years ago.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • Due to the Triforce of Power's influence, Ganondorf lives through several incarnations of Links and Zeldas — several hundred years, at the very least, and probably much longer — but his human form looks like a normal-ish 40-year-old. Of course, it helps that he has been brought back from the dead several times.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time vaguely implies that Ganondorf's people, the Gerudo, may age slower than Hylians in general. The two witches, Koume and Kotake, do look like decrepit old women, but the player probably wouldn't have guessed they were 380 and/or 400 years old (depending on who you believe).
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild reveals that the Zora physically age much slower than Hyrule's other mortal races, to the point where some young adult Zoras still have the bodies of children. In the same game, Link gets hit by this after going into a healing coma for a hundred years and emerging without apparently having aged a day. And when Zelda emerges after spending a hundred years keeping Ganon sealed in Hyrule Castle, she too looks the same as she did before the Calamity hit.
  • Mass Effect's Asari are universally long-lived. Liara is embarrassed at her own lack of experience (she is a mere 106 years old), while her mother, Matriarch Benezia, is around 1,000. Justicar Samara is estimated around 600 and she claims to be near 1000, and her daughter Morinth is around 400; they've been playing cat and mouse for centuries.
    • Lampshaded by Ashley, who remarks that she hopes she looks that good when she gets to Liara's age.
    • The krogan seem to live even longer than the asari provided nothing kills them first, and may even be The Ageless since there are no reports of a krogan who ever died of old age. We don't know Wrex's exact age but he was fighting Thresher Maws over a thousand years ago, making him by far the oldest party member in the series note . Likewise, Warlord Okeer was over 1,400 years old when he died, and Nakmor Drack from Andromeda is of a similar age.
    • Then there's the Leviathans, and their bastard offspring The Reapers, one of whom, Harbinger has been alive for at least a billion years, albiet with the majority of those years spent hibernating. It's unknown if the Leviathan Shepard meets has been alive since the Reapers turned on them or was born later, or if they follow the same lifestyle. If it's the former, then there's no telling how long they can live.
    • Kalros. Her true age is not confirmed, but there's some clues note  that she predates the nuclear winter provoked by the krogan 4,000 years before the games. And that's before mentioning that the krogan believe that she's the "Mother of all Thresher Maws". note 
  • Subverted in Monster Girl Quest. Monsters are able to live for millennia, so Luka assumes Alice is at least a few centuries old. However, she's actually 22.
  • In Mortal Kombat, nearly everyone who isn't originally from Earthrealm or, possibly, Seido (Orderrealm), is actually several centuries old. This includes Princess Kitana, Sindel, Bo' Rai' Cho, Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung, Quan Chi, Goro (who had been Mortal Kombat Champion for almost a millennium), and Raiden (who, at least, is a god, as is Fujin; his original bio even listed his age as "Eternal").
    • Shang Tsung is actually from Earthrealm. He just uses his ability to steal souls to stay young, with some extra help from Shao Kahn in the second game.
  • The four goddesses of Neptunia are this trope. Not that you can tell really.
    • Special mention goes to Histoire who is as old as the world itself.
  • The end of MOTHER 3 reveals that Porky/Pokey Minch has spent centuries traveling through time and space, and as a result, he's somewhere between one and ten thousand years old—while he certainly looks aged, he doesn't look that aged. This happens again when, after defeating Porky, he escapes into his Absolutely Safe Capsule, which will preserve him just as he is forever...until the end of the universe.
  • Neverwinter Nights series:
    • Aribeth in the main campaign is around 130. Needless to say, being an elf, she looks more like she is in her mid twenties. The same applies with Linu in the first game, Nathyrra in Hordes of the Underdark, and Elanee in Neverwinter Nights 2. Of course, your character can be a hundred-plus-year-old elf too.
    • Neverwinter Nights 2:
      • Ammon Jerro's age is left unstated (Shandra Jerro isn't even sure by how many "greats" he's her grandfather). He looks to be in his late forties but is almost certainly much older.
      • Safiya, in Mask of the Betrayer, is biologically around 20 but technically a splinter of a personality dating back around a thousand years.
      • Kaelyn the Dove, also of Mask of the Betrayer, is a half-celestial of indeterminate age who also looks twenty-something.
      • Soraevora Aeravand, a sun elf you can recruit as a cohort in Storm of Zehir, is a mild subversion in that she's so old she's actually starting to look her age. This probably puts her past half a millennium.
  • A case could be made for Ōkami's protagonist, Amaterasu. The game's backstory extends 200 years, and she was around then. Of course, half of that time was spent as Sealed Good in a Can, but she's definitely more than 100 years old, even more if you account for dog years. The moon tribe also live for an unbelievably long time but they were almost eliminated over 200 years ago. There are 2 left, Waka and Kaguya, who both look like they're in their late teens. Who knows how old they are.
  • The minions of Overlord, surprisingly enough. According to the developer's FAQ, no one knows how old minions get because no minion has ever died of natural causes. Gnarl, in particular, is by his own account old enough to remember what the long-extinct dragons were really like, and Giblet has served at least three different Overlords.
  • Hammond from Overwatch is only 14 years old, making him the second-youngest playable character, but his status as a genetically-motified hamster puts him well over 400 years of age when adjusted for species.
  • Phaleg Ives and Ardem Sacred on Phantasy Star Online 2 episode 4 are incalculably old. So old in fact they no longer even remember the earlier parts of their life, or even if Phaleg and Ardem are their original names or ones they picked up over the years and are possibly the first ever humans. ( With Ardem being an allusion to Adam and Ives being an allusion to Eve) Most of Earth's history seems to have been the result of their ongoing conflict (having been known by various famous alias's throughout history) which they no longer even remember the original purpose of. Both appear to be around late 20's/early 30's in age.
  • A number of Pokémon, including a few that aren't Legendaries, apply. To name a few, Ho-oh and Lugia guarded the two towers in Ecruteak City 150 years ago, presumably residing there for centuries. Kyogre and Groudon are said to have created the seas and continents. Mew and Arceus throw all of those to shame as they're both contradictorily claimed to be the progenitor of all known Pokémon, with Arceus forming all of the universe out of nothing.
    • On the human's side, we have AZ. He looks like an extremely tall 50 to 60 year old. His actual age? Over 3,000.
    • One or two NPC's mention witnessing Ho-oh burn the Brass Tower. As this event took place 150 years, these characters are probably between 160 and 170 years old.
    • Even some normal Pokémon can appear this way. Wartortle's PokeDex entry, for instance, states that Wartortles are 'said to' reach 10,000 years old. To put that in context, 8000 BC would be the beginning of the Neolithic period and the first evidence of agriculture.
  • Puyo Puyo has two:
    • Dark Wizard Schezo Wegey is at least 180 years old, but appears to be around the age of Arle or Rulue, give or take a couple of years. He's long stopped caring about his age.
    • Satan, on the other hand, is around 100,000 years. Then again, he's frickin' Satan.
  • In Sa Ga Frontier, Mystics are immortal and can always retain a youthful appearance. Interestingly, Asellus, who is half human and half mystic courtesy of a blood transfusion, gains immortality and an eternal hold of her looks as something of a default for Mystic powers (in-game, she needs to absorb Mystic powers with three certain items to access stronger magic.)
  • Secret of Mana features a 200 year old example in the shape of a lady sage.
  • One of the endings to Shadow of Destiny reveals Hugo and Dana's father was granted eternal youth by Homunculus before sealing him in the Philosopher's Stone; when the smoke clears, the father is shown to be an amnesiac Eike.
  • Subverted in a sidequest in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. A crew member falls in love with a Moh-Shuvuu, and mentions that even though she looks young she's a demon so she's probably 300 years old or something, right? When you tell her about this, she tells you that no, she is not, in fact, hundreds of years old, and is quite squicked out at the notion that a grown man would fall in love with her.
  • Skullgirls has a few, but most notable is Annie, Girl of the Stars: A grizzled, jaded, centuries-old battle veteran in the body of a 12-year old TV celebrity Magical Girl. Even her cuddly plush rabbit, Sagan, is a Parasite from a bygone era.
  • In Solatorobo, the paladins Elh and Béluga are really just over 300 years old. Also Baion, who woke up from suspended animation 350 years ago.
  • Nanny from the Spirits of Mystery series looks about 70, but has acted as nursemaid to numerous princesses over the several hundred year time span the games cover. Spirits of Mystery 8: Illusions reveals that she used to be a mortal named Kim, until one of the titular spirits merged with her sometime during her service to the first princess she cared for.
  • In Splatoon, Judd the Cat has been judging Turf Wars for 2,000 years straight. That's not counting how long he was in cryostasis, plus however long he lived before hand.
  • StarCraft: The protoss seem to have a lifespan approximately 10 times that of humans. It's implied that the xel'naga had even longer lifespans. Samir Duran claims to have lived for millennia; Heart of the Swarm more or less confirms this.
  • The Suikoden series is full of this trope, given that anybody with one of the 27 true runes is ageless. If they don't fit this trope yet, they likely will. Goes along with Immortality Begins at 20 and Who Wants to Live Forever?.
    • Ted looks like a teen, but is actually 300 years old in the first game and 150 in the fourth game (a prequel).
    • Not to mention Sierra Mikain, who likes like a young woman and is actually over 800 years old in the second game, making her one of the oldest things alive.
    • Slightly more believable is Geddoe, who appears to be a middle aged man but is actually 111 years old.
    • Don't forget Leknaat; although she looks like a middle aged woman, she's actually 400 years old. By association Zerase from the fifth game also likely applies, but she may be a ghost...
    • The mysterious and sexy Rune Mistress Jeane has been in every Suikoden game. Even the ones that are separated by many centuries. Unlike Viki she does not have the excuse of teleporting through time. She also seems to know Eresh in the fifth game, and it is suggested that she too is Really 700 Years Old despite being the complete opposite of Jeane.
    • The Harmonian Emperor Hikusaak (an unseen character, but since Luc and Sasarai are his clones we have pretty good idea what he looked like as a teenager) is somewhere around 500 years old as of Suikoden III, the chronologically latest game in the series.
  • Super Mario Galaxy has Rosalina, who left the Mushroom Kingdom as a child and comes back on a comet every hundred years. She is now centuries old, yet still looks like a young woman.
  • Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier EXCEED has quite a few, Suzuka seems to be a child but she's over 100 years old. The well-rounded Neige Hausen seems to be 20 but she's actually 117 years old and Xiaomu (originally from Namco × Capcom) raises the party's average age by A LOT. She is actually 765 years old despite looking like around 18.
    • Project X Zone 2 establishes that Xiaomu is actually older than 765; her promotional quote on the game's (Japanese) website calls her "eternally 765 years old," while she says early in the game itself that she just stopped counting at that point.
  • Sophie, Lambda and Emeraude of Tales of Graces are all at least 1000 years old.
  • Goddess Ashtarte in Tears to Tiara 2, actually an elf. Her father fought and died in the Great War as part of Arawn's Royal Guards a thousand years ago. She herself remembers making a pact with legendary king Eshmun, something that took place hundreds of years ago.
  • The Dryad from Video Game/Terraria mentions that she wishes the Arms Dealer would stop flirting with her because she's 500 years old.
  • Touhou makes extensive use of this trope, as a Cute 'em Up with a cast of supernatural beings (ghosts, demons, vampires, guardian spirits, etc.) who just happen to look and act like young women or adolescent or pre-adolescent girls.
    • Ditzy little ice fairy Cirno? At least sixty, old enough to remember the Eternal Recurrence taking place during Phantasmagoria of Flower View. The vampiric Scarlet sisters? Over 500, enough for Remilia to give a credible bluff about being related to Vlad Tepes. Suwako Moriya, the cheerful little girl with the cute froggies on her dress and an adorable hat? Fought in the wars for ancient Japan over two thousand years ago and ruled a kingdom as a God Empress. Tewi Inaba, the Rascally Rabbit who pranks and trolls the residents of Eientei? She actually owns the place and is the same rabbit mentioned in "The White Hare of Inaba," a thousands-years-old legend recounted in the oldest surviving text from ancient Japan.
    • Lunarians are this to normal humans, since they immigrated to the moon in antiquity to become The Ageless. "Brain of the Moon" Eirin Yagokoro is old even by their standards and says of herself that her true age, divided by 500, would mathematically be equivalent to zero. She's actually older than some of the deities mentioned in the Shinto creation myth, so she's at least 25 million years old.
  • Luca Yurievna Vinakol from Trouble Witches NEO! is quite possibly the poster child of this trope for video games. She's a cute, tsundere devil girl who is 100,013-years-old and she looks like a 12-year-old! She easily out-hags Yukari Yakumo by a land-slide and she's the game's Lightning Bruiser!
  • Vampyr: Lady Elisabeth Ashbury is the only vampire who is asked how old she is. While she refuses to reveal her true age, she does say she is physically 27 years old when she was turned. Given her maker was chronologically 779 years before the events of the game, she could be anywhere under that age.
  • Warcraft:
    • Everyone in the setting who uses arcane magic has an extended lifespan. Races that have a particularly close connection to it, such as the elves and the Draenei, have much longer life spans than the other species.
    • Night Elves were granted immortality 10,000 years ago, so most of them are several millennia old, despite looking quite young. They sacrificed their immortality to stop the Burning Legion's invasion in Warcraft III, but even the mortal elves live for several centuries.
    • Draenei are another long-lived race. Several young-looking ones can recall Argus, their home planet they left 25,000 years ago. Some were adults when they left and most don't appear old at all. With all their experience with arcane magics, and divine intervention from the Naaru, Draenei actually are immortal, in that a Draenei would never die of old age.
  • In the Wild ARMs series, Elws like Mariel, Crimson Nobles like Marivel, Demons like Beatrice, and characters like Anastasia who are trapped somewhere beyond the Event Horizon all have the appearance of 10- to 16-year-old girls. All of them have lived ever since the time of legends.
  • The Witch's House has Ellen. Although she appears as a Creepy Child, the prequel novel reveals her to have lived in that form for an unknown but presumably extreme length of time ranging from before the introduction of firearms to a time around the 19th century. Unlike most examples, however, she doesn't age physically or mentally, which is why the length of time she's lived in the house is unknown. Her biologically six year old brain is incapable of dealing with centuries or even millennia of time, and things blur together to the point where she is surprised to see people age a lifetime in what feel like a few years.
  • The World Ends with You: Who knows how old Joshua really is? (Which makes it all the more creepy that he's constantly hitting on Neku.... Or Hanekoma, for that matter.
  • Xenoblade:
    • This occurs several times in this game, with no fewer than three species. The High Entia have a lifespan of centuries and mature at a slow rate; these qualities also extending to half-breeds. For example, Melia, the party's resident Squishy Wizard, looks to be in her late teens, but is actually in her 80s. Any given Nopon is a Ridiculously Cute Critter with a You No Take Candle speech pattern (there are exceptions to the latter, but they are incredibly scarce), and it's typically hard to tell teenagers from grandparents; the most extreme example is the Nopon Sage, who is 9999 years old while still looking like a young Nopon. And the Machina are able to live several millennia without ever changing their appearance once they reach maturity.
    • Further examples of this trope with Lorithia, Dickson, and Alvis, who have been around waiting and preparing for their master to come back for centuries. Lorithia is less of a surprise, as a High Entia, but the other two are this trope to a T... well, except that Dickson already looks old.
  • Xenogears has a whole bunch of such people:
    • Krelian, Gaspar/Melchior/Balthazar and probably Zephyr are more than 500 years old and are actually immortal because they replaced their mortal bodies (or upgraded and maintain it in ageless condition, it is not clear) with nanomachines.
    • Miang is 10000 years old because she is Deus' personal field operative in humankind and Deus hacked the human genome when he created humankind on the game's planet to add the Ouroboros gene, which allows her to possess any woman.
    • Grahf is 500 and a few years old since he is actually Lacan, or more precisely the part of his personality which went crazy when Sophia/Elly got killed). He somehow manages to survive by stealing other people's bodies (the latest being Fei's father Khan, although it is not clear how or why, and the control he has on his hosts is not perfect.
    • Emperor Cain is actually, physically 10000 years old, without body snatching or similar tricks. How he could survive that long is not explained in detail, but it involves a lot of very advanced technology, and even with that he is definitely not in terrific shape.
  • Ys has the two goddesses,Feena and Reah, who have the appearance of teenage girls. In actuality, they're both over 600 years old.

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