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14th Aug '17 10:31:37 PM TitaniumDragon
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\n# The creator is deliberately concealing the age of the character from the audience in service of a later plot twist.

6th Aug '17 5:27:39 AM MarqFJA
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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' has the girls end the series as 18-year-olds that look like middle-school children or younger. [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Fans of the series have to constantly fend off {{lolicon|AndShotacon}} jokes.]] Doubly so for Konata, who even by the standards of the show [[OlderThanTheyLook looks young]]. And then there's Ms. Kuroi, who is canonically in her late twenties, but could pass for a teenager.

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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' has the girls end the series as 18-year-olds that look like middle-school children or younger. [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Fans of the series have to [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore constantly fend off off]] {{lolicon|AndShotacon}} jokes.]] jokes. Doubly so for Konata, who even by the standards of the show [[OlderThanTheyLook looks young]]. And then there's Ms. Kuroi, who is canonically in her late twenties, but could pass for a teenager.
6th Aug '17 4:42:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Almost everyone in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', a show where middleschoolers look like highschoolers while the highschoolers look like they're in their twenties. Considering what kind of messed-up stuff goes on later in the series, this may actually be a good thing. The only exception is that elementary schoolers look like elementary schoolers, which makes Nanami look like one hell of a [[{{Lolicon}} shotacon]] for liking Tsuwabuki, despite the fact that she's only thirteen herself. In fact, the only teenagers that do look their age are thirteen-year-old Miki (who's voiced by [[Creator/AyaHisakawa a woman]] in the Japanese version and is given a more [[Creator/JimmyZoppi boyish voice]] for English) and Shiori, who seems to be the same grade level as Juri (first year of high school).

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* Almost everyone in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', a show where middleschoolers look like highschoolers while the highschoolers look like they're in their twenties. Considering what kind of messed-up stuff goes on later in the series, this may actually be a good thing. The only exception is that elementary schoolers look like elementary schoolers, which makes Nanami look like one hell of a [[{{Lolicon}} shotacon]] paedophile for liking Tsuwabuki, despite the fact that she's only thirteen herself. In fact, the only teenagers that do look their age are thirteen-year-old Miki (who's voiced by [[Creator/AyaHisakawa a woman]] in the Japanese version and is given a more [[Creator/JimmyZoppi boyish voice]] for English) and Shiori, who seems to be the same grade level as Juri (first year of high school).



* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' has the girls end the series as 18-year-olds that look like middle-school children or younger. [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Fans of the series have to constantly fend off lolicon jokes.]] Doubly so for Konata, who even by the standards of the show [[OlderThanTheyLook looks young]]. And then there's Ms. Kuroi, who is canonically in her late twenties, but could pass for a teenager.

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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' has the girls end the series as 18-year-olds that look like middle-school children or younger. [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Fans of the series have to constantly fend off lolicon {{lolicon|AndShotacon}} jokes.]] Doubly so for Konata, who even by the standards of the show [[OlderThanTheyLook looks young]]. And then there's Ms. Kuroi, who is canonically in her late twenties, but could pass for a teenager.
5th Aug '17 1:19:05 PM SeptimusHeap
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# The character looks younger than he or she is. 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 looks younger than he or she is. 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}} [[LoliconAndShotacon 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.
30th Jul '17 6:13:29 PM CJCroen1393
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** Let it also be known the seemingly at least 40 [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Cyrus]] is ''27''.

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** Let it also be known the seemingly at least 40 [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Cyrus]] is ''27''. Given his [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] though, it's possible that he aged prematurely due to stress and trauma.
13th Jul '17 5:40:56 AM pinkdalek
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* Krile in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' is fourteen and drawn as such in Amano's designs. Her ingame sprites, however, make her look ''much'' younger--capes and robes trail on the ground, her White Mage hood has kitty ears, and there's a lot of pink. To cap it off, her battle sprite faces the front like the child characters from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', none of whom were over ten years old.[[note]]The Onion Knights from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII III]] did too, but their age isn't stated.[[/note]]

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* Krile ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
**Krile
in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' is fourteen and drawn as such in Amano's designs. Her ingame sprites, however, make her look ''much'' younger--capes and robes trail on the ground, her White Mage hood has kitty ears, and there's a lot of pink. To cap it off, her battle sprite faces the front like the child characters from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', none of whom were over ten years old.[[note]]The Onion Knights from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII III]] did too, but their age isn't stated.[[/note]][[/note]]
** Probably for RuleOfSymbolism reasons, Cloud in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' is depicted as having the face of someone in his mid-teens during a portion of the game when he's about 20. His face abruptly shifts to his ''Advent Children''-style look for the Secret Ending, which depicts him as the "SOLDIER" from the original game... but that scene can only take place a year later, maximum.
11th Jul '17 1:09:58 PM HarpieSiren
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* Inklings in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' are at minimum fourteen but their designs and [[TeensAreShort builds]] make them seem younger. Callie and Marie seem like adults but considering that they're idol singers they could easily be in their late teens as well. However, they look a fair bit older in official art, suggesting that their in-game depiction is a stylistic choice.

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* Inklings in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' are at minimum fourteen but their designs and [[TeensAreShort builds]] make them seem younger. Callie and Marie seem like adults but considering that they're idol singers they could easily be in their late teens as well. approximately seventeen. However, they all look a fair bit older in official art, suggesting that their in-game depiction is a stylistic choice.
7th Jul '17 1:07:10 AM HarpieSiren
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* ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' has an odd example: when Cloud first shows up in the game he's only 14 years old...but, Cloud doesn't look any different than usual, and is voiced by Creator/TakahiroSakurai and Steve Burton, like always. The only reason you buy that he's a kid is his ''attitude''.

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* ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' has an odd example: ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'': when Cloud first shows up in the game he's only 14 years old...but, Cloud doesn't look any different than usual, and is voiced by Creator/TakahiroSakurai and Steve Burton, like always. The only reason you buy that he's a kid is his ''attitude''.



* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Luigi look like they're in their late 30s or 40s, but they're actually only 24, according to Miyamoto.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Luigi Luigi's facial hair tends to make them look like they're in their late 30s or 40s, but they're actually only 24, according to Miyamoto.
15th Jun '17 2:21:00 AM Doug86
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* The art style to ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' makes characters like ComicBook/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Batman}} look like teenagers, instead of in their mid 20s to mid 30s.

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* The art style to ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' makes characters like ComicBook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} look like teenagers, instead of in their mid 20s to mid 30s.
8th Jun '17 7:41:26 PM HarpieSiren
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Luigi look like they're in their late 30s or 40s, but they're actually only 26, according to a [[RegionalBonus Japanese]] [[AllThereInTheManual trophy]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Luigi look like they're in their late 30s or 40s, but they're actually only 26, 24, according to a [[RegionalBonus Japanese]] [[AllThereInTheManual trophy]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.Miyamoto.
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