Have you ever imagined what older characters would look like as their younger selves? What was Yoda like before he was the Jedi master from The Empire Strikes Back? What was Rick Sanchez up to before Morty was born? Since these characters debuted at an older age, there's no evidence of what they looked like as their younger selves. Therefore, it becomes the internet's responsibility to use one of its primary mediums - fan art - to re-imagine these older characters as youngsters.
The characters below, appearing in film, TV, and even video games, all shed some years while still maintaining their distinctive personas. You may even find that you see many of your favorite older characters in a whole new light afterwards.
YodaPhoto: Marco Teixeira
The truth of Yoda’s past is much darker than one would assume from his ancient demeanor. This is the beginning of Yoda, according to Marco Teixeira.30,5425,919Is this awesome?
Baby BenPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
This adorable photo of Han Solo showing off baby Ben to his co-pilot from lorna-ka is absolutely heartwarming.9,7704,253Is this awesome?
Rick SanchezPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
This awesome photo of Rick, Beth, and the mysterious Mrs. Sanchez from Rick and Morty by icecry shows Rick in rare form.10,4294,552Is this awesome?
Young Snape is a pretty popular source of fan art on the internet, but this image from nami64 reall sums up the duality of his character.11,1874,906Is this awesome?