Total Nerd 16 Old Characters Reimagined As Youngsters Through Fan Art  

Brandon Michaels
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List Rules Upvote the characters whose younger personas look just as compelling as their grizzled, older selves.

Have you ever imagined what older characters would look like as their younger selves? What was Yoda like before he was the crotchety old 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.

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Yoda


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Photo:  Marco Teixeira

The truth of Yoda’s past is much darker then one would assume from his ancient demeanor. This is the beginning of Yoda, according to Marco Teixeira.

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Rick Sanchez


Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Old Characters Reimagined As Youngsters Through Fan Art
Photo: icecry/Tumblr

This awesome photo of Rick, Beth, and the mysterious Mrs. Sanchez from Rick and Morty by icecry shows Rick in rare form.

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Rafiki


Rafiki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Old Characters Reimagined As Youngsters Through Fan Art
Photo:  Atarial/My Lion King

This image from Atarial shows us what a young Rafiki from The Lion King might look like. 

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Baby Ben


Baby Ben is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 16 Old Characters Reimagined As Youngsters Through Fan Art
Photo: lorna-ka/Tumblr

This adorable photo of Han Solo showing off baby Ben to his co-pilot from lorna-ka is absolutely heartwarming. 

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