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7th Feb '16 8:15:13 PM comicwriter
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* {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Worst X-Man Ever'' mini-series, which takes place on an alternate but still quite similar version of the Marvel Universe. The final issue reveals that Miranda has been using her RealityWarper abilities to "revise" the Marvel Universe for decades, making sure that the heroes never grow old or die for real. She states that (among other things) she's the reason Tony Stark has been in his 30's since 1963, as well as the reason why the X-Men have been constantly reinvented since the SilverAge.
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* {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Worst X-Man Ever'' mini-series, which takes place on an alternate but still quite similar version of the Marvel Universe. The final issue reveals that Miranda has been using her RealityWarper abilities to "revise" the Marvel Universe for decades, making sure that the heroes never grow old or die for real. She states that (among other things) she's the reason Tony Stark has been in his 30's since 1963, as well as the reason why the X-Men have been constantly reinvented since the SilverAge.Silver Age.
7th Feb '16 8:14:37 PM comicwriter
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* {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Worst X-Man Ever'' mini-series, which takes place on an alternate but still quite similar version of the Marvel Universe. The final issue reveals that Miranda has been using her RealityWarper abilities to "revise" the Marvel Universe for decades, making sure that the heroes never grow old or die for real. She states that (among other things) she's the reason Tony Stark has been in his 30's since 1963, as well as the reason why the X-Men have been constantly reinvented since the SilverAge.
28th Jan '16 6:42:14 PM acrobox
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** The ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga averts this trope. There are numerous {{timeskip}}s, and save when characters are drawn chibi, every character ages correctly. They also tend to rotate main characters out when their respective games' plotlines are done; characters' ''re''appearances usually correspond to [[VideoGameRemake Remakes]] of their respective generations.\\ Of [[{{Pun}} special]] note is Red. Like Ash, he starts his quest at the age of 10, but near the end of the [=FireRed=]/[=LeafGreen=] arc [[ShirtlessScene you can really appreciate that he is now 16]]. ''[[StupidSexyFlanders Really]]''.
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** The ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga averts this trope. There are numerous {{timeskip}}s, and save when characters are drawn chibi, every character ages correctly. They also tend to rotate main characters out when their respective games' plotlines are done; characters' ''re''appearances usually correspond to [[VideoGameRemake Remakes]] of their respective generations.generations, since they're getting pretty old off camera in arcs that they're not featured in.\\ Of [[{{Pun}} special]] note is Red. Like Ash, he He starts his quest at the age of 10, 11, but near the end of the [=FireRed=]/[=LeafGreen=] arc [[ShirtlessScene you can really appreciate that he is now 16]]. ''[[StupidSexyFlanders Really]]''. As of his latest appearance in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire he's about 20. But based on some math and how the series is not in chronological order, he should be around 28 during the events of Black 2/White 2.
25th Jan '16 7:38:09 PM JFP1986
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* Played straight in ComicBook{{Youngblood}}. The series started around the time of UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar and reflected that. But in a more recent issue, longtime member Vogue mentioned admiring Creator/PamelaAnderson, Creator/JennyMcCarthy, and Creator/ParisHilton as a child.
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* Played straight in ComicBook{{Youngblood}}.ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}. The series started around the time of UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar and reflected that. But in a more recent issue, longtime member Vogue mentioned admiring Creator/PamelaAnderson, Creator/JennyMcCarthy, and Creator/ParisHilton as a child.
25th Jan '16 7:36:23 PM JFP1986
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* Played straight in ComicBook{{Youngblood}}. The series started around the time of UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar and reflected that. But in a more recent issue, longtime member Vogue mentioned admiring Creator/PamelaAnderson, Creator/JennyMcCarthy, and Creator/ParisHilton as a child.
24th Jan '16 3:56:06 PM Angeldeb82
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Compare FrozenInTime, WebcomicTime, TalkingIsAFreeAction, NotAllowedToGrowUp, CantGrowUp. Often results in OutdatedOutfit. See YearZero for a compromise, and SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome for similar peculiarities in live-action productions.
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Compare FrozenInTime, WebcomicTime, TalkingIsAFreeAction, NotAllowedToGrowUp, CantGrowUp.NotGrowingUpSucks. Often results in OutdatedOutfit. See YearZero for a compromise, and SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome for similar peculiarities in live-action productions.
16th Jan '16 6:34:35 PM comicwriter
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** [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/07/23/abandoned-love-the-death-and-life-of-cassie-lang-ant-mans-daughter/ As noted here]], Stature is a weird inversion of this, basically suffering from the comic book version of SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. Cassie was explicitly stated to be 14 years old when she first joins the team ([[ArtisticAge even though she usually looks much older]] DependingOnTheArtist), but in her last few chronological appearances before the series started, she looked significantly younger. She somehow aged several years in the year or two (real world time) between Creator/GeoffJohns' ''Avengers'' run and the start of ''Young Avengers'', with no explanation given.
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** [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/07/23/abandoned-love-the-death-and-life-of-cassie-lang-ant-mans-daughter/ As noted here]], Stature is a weird inversion of this, basically suffering from the comic book version of SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. Cassie Lang was explicitly stated to be 14 years old when she first joins joined the team ([[ArtisticAge even though she usually looks much older]] DependingOnTheArtist), but in her last few chronological appearances before the series started, she looked significantly younger. She somehow aged several years in the year or two (real world time) between Creator/GeoffJohns' ''Avengers'' run and the start of ''Young Avengers'', with no explanation given.
16th Jan '16 6:32:37 PM comicwriter
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** [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/07/23/abandoned-love-the-death-and-life-of-cassie-lang-ant-mans-daughter/ As noted here]], Stature is a weird inversion of this, basically suffering from the comic book version of SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. She's stated to be 14 years old when she first joins the Young Avengers ([[ArtisticAge even though she usually looks much older]] DependingOnTheArtist), but in her last few chronological appearances before the series started, she looked significantly younger. She somehow aged several years in the year or two (real world time) between GeoffJohns' ''Avengers'' run and the start of ''Young Avengers'', with no explanation given.
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** [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/07/23/abandoned-love-the-death-and-life-of-cassie-lang-ant-mans-daughter/ As noted here]], Stature is a weird inversion of this, basically suffering from the comic book version of SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. She's Cassie was explicitly stated to be 14 years old when she first joins the Young Avengers team ([[ArtisticAge even though she usually looks much older]] DependingOnTheArtist), but in her last few chronological appearances before the series started, she looked significantly younger. She somehow aged several years in the year or two (real world time) between GeoffJohns' Creator/GeoffJohns' ''Avengers'' run and the start of ''Young Avengers'', with no explanation given.

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** [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/07/23/abandoned-love-the-death-and-life-of-cassie-lang-ant-mans-daughter/ As noted here]], Stature is * The 75th anniversary magazine Marvel put out contained a weird inversion of this, basically suffering from short story showing the comic book version of SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. She's stated to be 14 years old when she first joins flight of the Young Avengers ([[ArtisticAge even though she usually looks much older]] DependingOnTheArtist), but in Comicbook/FantasticFour, which marked the beginning of the MarvelUniverse. A young [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] is shown playing with her last few chronological appearances before toys as the series started, she looked significantly younger. She somehow aged several years in the year or two (real world time) rocket launches, providing a very poignant connection between GeoffJohns' ''Avengers'' run and the start of ''Young Avengers'', with no explanation given.the Marvel Universe and its present day status. However, some pointed out that if taken literally, the story would seem to imply that the entire history of the Marvel Universe has occurred within 10-13 years or so.
16th Jan '16 5:25:53 PM comicwriter
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** [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/07/23/abandoned-love-the-death-and-life-of-cassie-lang-ant-mans-daughter/ As noted here]], Stature is a weird inversion of this, basically suffering from the comic book version of SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. She's stated to be 14 years old when she first joins the Young Avengers ([[ArtisticAge even though she usually looks much older]] DependingOnTheArtist), but in her last few chronological appearances before the series started, she looked significantly younger. She somehow aged several years in the year or two (real world time) between GeoffJohns' ''Avengers'' run and the start of ''Young Avengers'', with no explanation given.
3rd Jan '16 8:56:14 PM Saurubiker
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** Early episodes of the series characterized Principal Seymour as a Vietnam war veteran who has flashback about his tour of duty, with one episode (I Love Lisa) showing him still tormented by the death of a combat buddy. This aspect of Skinner's backstory gets downplayed as the series went on.

* Humorous example from ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. The show operated on Comic-Book Time, but the spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' (which was still running after ''Beavis and Butt-Head'' and was cancelled) actually did have a progression of time and ended with its lead graduating from high school. When ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' was UnCanceled, they once again returned to Comic-Book Time despite Daria having long since moved away and graduated. This is even subtly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d. Beavis states that he used to have a friend named Daria who had died. Butthead immediately calls him an idiot and says that Daria moved away.
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* Humorous example from ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. The show operated on Comic-Book Time, * ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' featured unaging characters, but the spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' (which was still running after ''Beavis and Butt-Head'' and was cancelled) ended) actually did have a progression of time and ended with its lead graduating from high school. When ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' was UnCanceled, they once again returned to Comic-Book Time despite for a single season in 2011, Daria having have long since moved away and graduated. This is even subtly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d. Beavis states that he used to have a friend named Daria who had died. Butthead immediately calls him an idiot and says that Daria moved away.
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