Tinkmomma and I are both fans of the Underworld series but I posed a question we are both stuck on. Since Underworld tends to be a "love it" or "hate it" type of series I thought I might get the answers on here.
The question... do Vampires and Lycan age? It stems from a specific line said by Tannis, something to the effect of "Vampires take a long time to age and a seat doesn't open on the council very often". This made me think about a few things. Lucian is seen as a baby, as a boy, then as a man in his late 20's to early 30's. Centuries later he is still in his 30's. He is considered the first human shape shifting Lycan. Everyone he turns appears to stay at the age in which they are turned (Raze for example). So obviously Lucian grew older initially and then his appearance ceased to age.
Sonya is also initially portrayed as a little girl, then as a woman in her late 20's. She obviously dies, but if her vampire peers are to be used as examples then she likely would not show signs of age from that point on. Viktor appears slightly younger in the 3rd film... but not noticably. Perhaps the most telling part was that he was turned by Marcus, and was already an old man. This would indicate that his appearance is fixed at the age he was turned. Sonya and Lucian were not "turned" respectivly, they were born and therefore following that logic they would age.
Perhaps the most telling example is Alexander Corvinus who appears in the second film as an old man. He is the first immortal, and his age appears to be fixed in his late 50's to early 60's. He explains that he survived the Plague and later passed the gene onto his sons... so obviously he aged, and they did as well. Yet all 3 have a fixed age. William's appearance obviously can't be dated, but Marcus again appears to be in his late 20's to early 30's.
So that's my question. I continue to be impressed at how well all 3 movies relate to each other yet stand on their own. Aside from a few minor details (different Sonya death scene vs the flashbacks) the entire trillogy is cohesive. Hopefully someone can explain this last part which honestly confuses me.