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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
What about in Real Life? I mean here are a few examples:
Does anyone else think this and Younger Than They Look should be YMMV entries?
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.
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.
Would they work for Really 700 Years Old?
No, for the same reason. That trope is about people with extremely long lifespans, not people who were frozen for a long time.
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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