The ever-evolving (or devolving) world of social media is now capitalizing on a new trend called #10YearChallenge. Basically, participants post two images of themselves side-by-side with each other, and these pics have to be taken at least 10 years apart. Oh, and they’ll have to add in #HowHardDidAgingHitYou and #GlowUp.

The supposed message here is self-love and showing the world how you’ve “glowed up”, though it’s a humblebrag on your public feed to show those jerk-offs who called you fat.

But we’re not here to post celebrity pictures and selfies. You’re here to see how video game characters fare in this challenge looks-wise and design-wise. The results vary from the sorely-improved to “what the hell were character designers thinking back then?”

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cringe, and you’ll be like “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”. Have fun browsing!

Sonic

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2008-2018.
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1998 – 2008.
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1994-2006

Mario

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1985-1994

Link from The Legend of Zelda

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1989-1998.

Samus from Metroid

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2002-2010

Simon Belmont

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1989-2001 (English release)

Carmilla from Castlevania

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2008-2018. Thanks Warren Ellis for dignifying one of the game’s baddies.

 

Cloud

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1997 – 2009

Akali from League of Legends

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Thanks GeekTV!

Ryu

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1995-2008.

Chun-Li

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1995-2009. Quite the racial metamorphosis there.

Chloe Frazier from Uncharted

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2009 – 2018. Once you go brown, you always get down.

Lara Croft

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2003-2013. In retrospect, Shadow of the Tomb Raider was an alright game…

The Command & Conquer Franchise

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2007 & 2008 – 2018. Thanks EA!

Knuckles

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2006-2018

 

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