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30th Nov '16 4:42:08 PM Johnny2071
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# The character is younger than he or she looks. This is often done in order to depict {{Fanservice}}, violence and other mature behavior that would otherwise be very inappropriate if the characters actually looked as young as they are. Some viewers [[FridgeLogic might still find it inappropriate]] upon learning the character's canonical ages. This is much like a drawn version of DawsonCasting. See also ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
# The character is older than he or she looks. Artists probably do this to have mature storylines without losing younger viewers (and depending on the genre, it can also be applied for a [[{{Lolicon}} particular kind]] of fanservice). This is somewhat like casting HollywoodHomely and GenericCuteness, in that everyone is drawn in such a way that they seem attractive, or in this case the same age.

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# The character is younger older than he or she looks. This is often done in order to depict {{Fanservice}}, violence and other mature behavior that would otherwise be very inappropriate if the characters actually looked as young as they are. Some viewers [[FridgeLogic might still find it inappropriate]] upon learning the character's canonical ages. This is much like a drawn version of DawsonCasting. See also ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
# The character is older younger than he or she looks. Artists probably do this to have mature storylines without losing younger viewers (and depending on the genre, it can also be applied for a [[{{Lolicon}} particular kind]] of fanservice). This is somewhat like casting HollywoodHomely and GenericCuteness, in that everyone is drawn in such a way that they seem attractive, or in this case the same age.
27th Nov '16 6:44:59 AM shonengirl
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** Several of the protagonists look at least three or four years older than their supposed age (usually assumed to be eleven without confirmation, though after generation 5 they have been leaning more towards their mid teens). This is especially noticeable when it comes to the female characters, who tend to be more...developed than an average 11-year old (and sometimes more so than half the adult female cast). A common complaint with Red and his rival Blue in the remakes is that they no longer look eleven, with their slender, somewhat adult-like proportions and less childish facial structures. So much so, in fact, [[VocalDissonance they sound at least 13]] in the English dub of ''Pokemon Origins''. In the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver timeskip]], where they're fourteen now, they look around sixteen or seventeen.

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** Several of the protagonists look at least three or four years older than their supposed age (usually assumed to be eleven without confirmation, though after generation 5 they have been leaning more towards their mid teens). This is especially noticeable when it comes to the female characters, who tend to be more...developed than an average 11-year old (and sometimes more so than half the adult female cast). A common complaint with Red and his rival Blue in the remakes is that they no longer look eleven, with their slender, somewhat adult-like proportions and less childish facial structures. So much so, in fact, [[VocalDissonance they sound at least 13]] in the English dub of ''Pokemon Origins''. In the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver timeskip]], where they're fourteen now, they look around sixteen or seventeen.seventeen (or at least Blue does; it's difficult to see if Red has changed much at all).
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', the protagonists are once again stated to be eleven. The female protagonist actually does quite look her age, with her flat chest, large eyes, round face, and childlike proportions, but the male protagonist had thrown off many into thinking they were a few years older; though he ''can'' pass for eleven. Not helping is the 3D models, while far more to scale than in previous generations, not being ''exactly'' to scale, making the protagonists, Hau, and Lillie appear taller than they should be.
30th Oct '16 10:51:26 AM ilovehirohamada
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30th Oct '16 10:50:40 AM ilovehirohamada
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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'''s square-jawed [[TheLeader leader]] and TeamDad, Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane. is drawn as significantly taller and more muscular than his fellow paladins. So it comes to a surprise to people who read the plot synopsis and discover that he's ''also'' a teenager.
20th Oct '16 8:41:33 AM WaxingName
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' appears to take place in a strange alternate reality wherein [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jojo/images/f/f7/Jonathan_e_Dio_primo_incontro.png/revision/latest?cb=20140109163342&path-prefix=it twelve-year-old boys look like they're twenty.]]

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' appears to take place in a strange alternate reality wherein [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jojo/images/f/f7/Jonathan_e_Dio_primo_incontro.png/revision/latest?cb=20140109163342&path-prefix=it twelve-year-old boys look like they're twenty.]]
9th Oct '16 10:52:10 AM nombretomado
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* Two words: MickeyMouse. And any other ClassicDisneyShorts characters, really.

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* Two words: MickeyMouse. And any other ClassicDisneyShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts characters, really.
2nd Sep '16 6:40:49 PM ShockingSpartan
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The ages of the mane cast are [[VagueAge intentionally vague]] to the point that they could really be interpreted as being anything from teenagers to being around thirty or so. The Apple Family Reunion episode revealed that the cast was (1+8*x) years old, leading to a fandom riot about whether the cast was 17 or 25.
* The ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' characters are apparently old enough to have been young adults during TheSeventies. This pins them as being in their forties during the series however they look ambiguous enough to be as old as that to as young as their twenties.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The ages of the mane cast are [[VagueAge intentionally vague]] to the point that they could really be interpreted as being anything from teenagers to being around thirty or so. The Apple Family Reunion episode revealed that the cast was (1+8*x) years old, leading to a fandom riot about whether the cast was 17 or 25.
25. The Equestria Girls movies don't exactly clarify things.
* The ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' characters are apparently old enough to have been young adults during TheSeventies. This pins them as being in their forties during the series however they look ambiguous enough to be as old as that to as young as their twenties.
2nd Sep '16 6:20:27 PM ShockingSpartan
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* The main human (or equivalent) cast of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' look at least nineteen but are actually in the 15-17 range. Ironically, Rukia looks the most like that age, but is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. What makes this even more bizarre is that Chad is ''explicitly'' [[YoungerThanTheyLook Younger than He Looks]] on top of that.

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* The main human (or equivalent) cast of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' look at least nineteen but are actually in the 15-17 range. Ironically, Rukia looks the most like that age, but is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. What makes this even more bizarre is that Chad is ''explicitly'' [[YoungerThanTheyLook Younger than He Looks]] on top of that. The 15 year old Orihime from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is famous for her rather large breasts. Likewise Ichigo and most of the other male teenage protagonists have exceptionally mature, chiseled bodies. When a TimeSkip happens, this is naturally reflected by the now 17 year old Orihime having [[GagBoobs even bigger breasts]] and Ichigo having an even more chiseled body. Since they already looked practically like adults before the time skip, there was little else to do.



* The 15 year old Orihime from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is famous for her rather large breasts. Likewise Ichigo and most of the other male teenage protagonists have exceptionally mature, chiseled bodies. When a TimeSkip happens, this is naturally reflected by the now 17 year old Orihime having [[GagBoobs even bigger breasts]] and Ichigo having an even more chiseled body. Since they already looked practically like adults before the time skip, there was little else to do.
28th Aug '16 12:42:16 AM TheNerevarine
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* Teegra in ''WesternAnimation'' is rather tall, busty and curvy, but she is supposed to be 15-years old.

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* Teegra in ''WesternAnimation'' ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'' is rather tall, busty and curvy, curvy giving the impression she is her late-tens/early-twenties, but she is supposed to be 15-years old.
28th Aug '16 12:40:08 AM TheNerevarine
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* Teegra in ''WesternAnimation'' is rather tall, busty and curvy, but she is supposed to be 15-years old.
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