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Fictional Characters Who Are Way Older Than They Look

Updated August 12, 2019 49.5k votes 6.2k voters 496k views18 items

List RulesVote up the characters who are way older than you thought.

Looks can be deceiving, especially when it comes to fictional characters. Fantasy and science fiction are full of beings with unusually long lifespans, but it's easy to forget that when they don't look a day over 100. Movie adaptations are especially bad when it comes to character ages, as they have to cast real human beings in these roles and not immortal elves. You can't blame them; does anyone really want to see an 87 year-old man play Aragorn in Lord of the Rings

How well do you know your favorite characters really? Would it surprise you to find out that Chewbacca is over 200 years old, or that Jack Reacher is already deep in his 50s? Don't let their youthful depictions fool you, these characters are much older than you think.