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Mar 22nd 2021 at 2:49:33 AM •••

Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Needs Help, started by Starwolves on May 7th 2012 at 8:59:19 AM

Oct 14th 2020 at 12:42:11 PM •••

What about in Real Life? I mean here are a few examples:

  • Susan Sarandon looks like she was in her 40s or 50s, despite being in her mid-70s.
  • Back in the mid-1970s-to-early-1980s, Sissy Spacek is in her 20s, yet looks like a middle-aged woman.
  • Natalie Dormer is in her 30s, yet she looks like a 20-something-year-old.

Sep 16th 2012 at 5:31:54 PM •••

Especially the Real Life examples. I think a huge number of these are a case of Reality Is Unrealistic caused by too much exposure to Dawson Casting. As an example, the picture of Kirsten Dunst, accompanied by a description that suggests that while she's pushing 30 in the picture, she looks like a teenager. To me, she looks exactly how I'd expect a 29-year old to look (albeit an extraordinarily attractive one). It's not like you hit 25 and suddenly become as wrinkly as Hans Moleman. We tend to think normal looking 20-something actors look like teenagers because thats the age Hollywood casts as teenagers. Real teenagers look to us like pre-teens for the same reason.

Sep 12th 2011 at 5:53:01 PM •••

I think we should remove characters that have been in suspended animation (like Fry from Futurama). This is more a trope for people who age very gracefully, and people like Fry, while technically very old, don't count as they spent all of that time frozen.

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Oct 7th 2012 at 12:25:39 AM •••

No, for the same reason. That trope is about people with extremely long lifespans, not people who were frozen for a long time.

Jul 9th 2010 at 12:05:54 PM •••

The Megatokyo quote was a good one, but it worked much better visually, and its not a good idea to put spoiler tags in a page quote anyway. The picture might work, but its a pretty big spoiler.

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