005) Age Manipulation (others)

Age Manipulation (others) – The ability to age others.  Age Manipulation is also known as Gerontokinesis, and Senescence.  Subareas include the ability to make another person younger, older and/or negate their aging.

Literary Critique of Age Manipulation (others) 

The first character to demonstrate this power was the Evolution King (DC) in Superman V1 #15.

Terra-Man (DC) ages Superman (DC) in Superman V1 #250.

Vartox (DC) –Superman V1 #281

Captain Cold (DC) uses his cold gun to make Laura Lamont younger in The Flash V1 #193.

The Super-Genius Baby becomes and adult and Superman becomes an infant in Superman V1 #224.

Halflife (Marvel) can make people older.  Halflife is a bad guy!

Age Manipulation (others)-Half Life (Marvel)

Time Master (Marvel) was aging people back in the sixties in Tales to Astonish #63.  Time Master is a bad guy.  Notice a pattern? Aging someone is the sort of thing a bad guys does.  Kind of like (004) Acid Generation!

Age Manipulation (others)-Time Master-Marvel Legacy The's Handbook #1 (1960)

Age Manipulation was a common DC Silver Age plot gimmick.

Action Comics V1 #251

Action Comics V1 #267

Action Comics V1 #270

Action Comics V1 #284

Action Comics V1 #396

Adventure Comics V1 #317

Adventure Comics V1 #356

Batman V1 #119

Batman V1 #147

Flash V1 #157

Jimmy Olsen V1 #54

Jimmy Olsen V1 #66

Jimmy Olsen V1 #85

Lois Lane V1 #10

Lois Lane V1 #32

Lois Lane V1 #40

Lois Lane V1 #42

Alpha the Ultimate Mutant (Marvel) is more or less a good guy and makes the Brotherhood of Mutants (Marvel) into babies that will have a second chance in Defenders V1 #16.

Jetta of the 21st Century #7 (Standard) shows the funny side of this superpower.

Professor Enigma (Fantagraphics)  again shows this superpower can be comical in Love and Rockets V4 #3.

Kaine Salinger (DC) is the rare superhero that ages people in  Outcasts #1.

 

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