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19th Jun '18 4:53:39 PM CeaselessPhoenicopterine
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': After six years of air time, there have been in-show events said to be years apart[[labelnote:Like]]Molly's absence in the second season was said to have lasted a year. A title card in the fifth season episode "The Loophole" states the third season episode "The Spoiler" took place a year earlier.[[/labelnote]], [[AgelessBirthdayEpisode several characters have had birthdays]], Christmas and Halloween have come at least twice, and dates always lists episodes as taking place in the year they're written. Despite this, there are no signs of anyone getting older--except ''possibly'' Gumball's class graduating from 7th grade to 8th by the fifth season, but even that could just be a [[SeriesContinuityError mistake]]. This becomes a plot point in "The Kids", as Gumball's and Darwin's voices are cracking due to their aging voice actors, yet they don't seem to be aging in-universe. Arguably played with [[spoiler: due to several fourth wall-breaking episodes implying that even in-universe the show may be just a show. StatusQuoIsGod applies to the characters because it's quite likely they are actually [[ShowWithinAShow fictional characters within the fiction]]]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': After six years of air time, there have been in-show events said to be years apart[[labelnote:Like]]Molly's absence in the second season was said to have lasted a year. A title card in the fifth season episode "The Loophole" states the third season episode "The Spoiler" took place a year earlier.[[/labelnote]], [[AgelessBirthdayEpisode several characters have had birthdays]], Christmas and Halloween have come at least twice, and dates always lists episodes as taking place in the year they're written. Despite this, there are no signs of anyone getting older--except ''possibly'' Gumball's class graduating from 7th grade to 8th by the fifth season, but even that could just be a [[SeriesContinuityError mistake]]. This becomes a plot point in "The Kids", as Gumball's and Darwin's voices are cracking due to their aging voice actors, yet they don't seem to be aging in-universe. In the beggining of "The Rival", that shows Anais being born, a time card shows the episode takes place 4 years ago, since that's how old Anais is, but 4 years before the premiere of the episode, Anais was already a 4-year old for a while. Arguably played with [[spoiler: due to several fourth wall-breaking episodes implying that even in-universe the show may be just a show. StatusQuoIsGod applies to the characters because it's quite likely they are actually [[ShowWithinAShow fictional characters within the fiction]]]].
10th Jun '18 7:42:52 PM CyanLight
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': After six years of air time, there have been in-show events said to be years apart[[labelnote:Like]]Molly's absence in the second season was said to have lasted a year. A title card in the fifth season episode "The Loophole" states the third season episode "The Spoiler" took place a year earlier.[[/labelnote]], [[AgelessBirthdayEpisode several characters have had birthdays]], Christmas and Halloween have come at least twice, and dates always lists episodes as taking place in the year they're written. Despite this, there are no signs of anyone getting older--except ''possibly'' Gumball's class graduating from 7th grade to 8th by the fifth season, but even that could just be a [[SeriesContinuityError mistake]]. This becomes a plot point in "The Kids", as Gumball's and Darwin's voices are cracking due to their aging voice actors, yet they don't seem to be aging in-universe.
* ''WesternAnimation/ALVINNNAndTheChipmunks'': In "Family Spirit", Dave states he met The Chipmunks about seven years ago, relative to March 1st, 2015 (French airdate) or August 6, 2015 (US airdate), making The Chipmunks retroactively not exist during the times of the songs they have been covering. Or, this is an AlternateContinuity reboot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': After six years of air time, there have been in-show events said to be years apart[[labelnote:Like]]Molly's absence in the second season was said to have lasted a year. A title card in the fifth season episode "The Loophole" states the third season episode "The Spoiler" took place a year earlier.[[/labelnote]], [[AgelessBirthdayEpisode several characters have had birthdays]], Christmas and Halloween have come at least twice, and dates always lists episodes as taking place in the year they're written. Despite this, there are no signs of anyone getting older--except ''possibly'' Gumball's class graduating from 7th grade to 8th by the fifth season, but even that could just be a [[SeriesContinuityError mistake]]. This becomes a plot point in "The Kids", as Gumball's and Darwin's voices are cracking due to their aging voice actors, yet they don't seem to be aging in-universe.
in-universe. Arguably played with [[spoiler: due to several fourth wall-breaking episodes implying that even in-universe the show may be just a show. StatusQuoIsGod applies to the characters because it's quite likely they are actually [[ShowWithinAShow fictional characters within the fiction]]]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ALVINNNAndTheChipmunks'': In "Family Spirit", Dave states he met The Chipmunks about seven years ago, relative to March 1st, 2015 (French airdate) or August 6, 2015 (US airdate), making The Chipmunks retroactively not exist during the times of the songs they have been covering. Or, this is an AlternateContinuity reboot.
4th Jun '18 5:03:11 AM jormis29
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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' was originally written between 1996-2000 and it appeared to take place in contemporary times. The series ended with Sakura finishing her fourth year of elementary school. Its sequel ''Clear Card'', created in 2016, starts two years later with Sakura starting junior high, and everyone uses touchscreen smart phones about five years before they would become commonplace.

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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' was originally written between 1996-2000 and it appeared to take place in contemporary times. The series ended with Sakura finishing her fourth year of elementary school. Its sequel ''Clear Card'', ''[[Manga/CardCaptorSakuraClearCard Clear Card]]'', created in 2016, starts two years later with Sakura starting junior high, and everyone uses touchscreen smart phones about five years before they would become commonplace.
3rd Jun '18 5:04:40 PM 64SuperNintendo
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25th May '18 7:17:10 PM dmcreif
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* When it comes to Marvel's Netflix shows, it can be hard to determine how long exactly the time gaps are between each of the shows because of this trope. Especially considering that the shows take place around the time they're filmed.
23rd May '18 8:15:11 PM JoeMerl
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** WordOfGod says that Noah and Owen, who were 16 in season one, are 19 by the events of ''Ridonculous Race,'' a SpinOff which is sometimes billed as the "seventh season."



* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' originally began in 1996 and finished production in 2001 (though new episodes continued to air sporadically until 2004). A BigDamnMovie was produced to finally wrap up the series, and despite being aired in 2017, it picks up shortly after the events of "The Journal," the final ''Hey Arnold'' episode chronologically. The trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d multiple times, such as repeated jokes about Bob's beeper store falling on hard times due to the proliferation of smartphones. Bob also expresses shock at Arnold's grandparents still being alive when he runs into them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' originally began in 1996 and finished production in 2001 (though new episodes continued to air sporadically until 2004). A In 2017, a BigDamnMovie was produced to finally wrap up the series, and despite being aired in 2017, series; it picks up shortly takes place about a year after the events of "The Journal," series[[note]]in the final ''Hey Arnold'' episode chronologically. show they were fourth graders, while this is apparently the summer after their fifth grade[[/note]], but with the setting switched to be closer to 2017, most notably with the characters having modern cell phones. The trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d multiple times, such as repeated jokes about Bob's since [[{{Deuteragonist}} Helga]]'s father owns a beeper store falling on hard times due to the proliferation which is now going out of smartphones. Bob also expresses shock at Arnold's grandparents still being alive when he runs into them.business.
20th May '18 4:43:16 AM LondonKdS
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This can prove harmful to characters that are tied to a certain time period. For example, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s backstory involves being in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. This causes a particular type of aversion, the RefugeeFromTime where you just don't allow any SlidingTimescale at all or at least not for one character.

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This can prove harmful to characters that are tied to a certain time period. For example, since the 1980s, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s backstory involves being in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.and characterisation have been deeply tied to his status as a Holocaust survivor. This causes a particular type of aversion, the RefugeeFromTime where you just don't allow any SlidingTimescale at all or at least not for one character.
19th May '18 9:34:45 AM BreadBull
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has had an in-game clock and calendar running since its servers first went online. It doesn't do anything remarkably odd with this trope, but the real kicker to it is that it continues to track the in-game year. Literally thousands of years have passed in-game, but no [=PC=] or [=NPC=] has ever aged, no construction project has ever been completed, no city or civilization has ever changed risen or fallen. It's a stagnant world but time continues to flow.
16th May '18 7:04:57 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' was originally written between 1996-2000 and it appeared to take place in contemporary times. The series ended with Sakura finishing her fourth year of elementary school. It's sequel ''Clear Card'', created in 2016, starts two years later with Sakura starting junior high, and everyone uses touchscreen smart phones about five years before they would become commonplace.

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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' was originally written between 1996-2000 and it appeared to take place in contemporary times. The series ended with Sakura finishing her fourth year of elementary school. It's Its sequel ''Clear Card'', created in 2016, starts two years later with Sakura starting junior high, and everyone uses touchscreen smart phones about five years before they would become commonplace.
16th May '18 7:03:06 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** The 2017 ''Treehouse of Horror'' comic contains a parody of ''Film/{{It|1990}}''. Notably, Crusty the Clown scares child versions of Carl and Lenny with the cancellation of ''Series/{{Alf}}'', despite both of those characters being introduced as Middle Aged men the same year the show was actually cancelled in real life.

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** The 2017 ''Treehouse of Horror'' comic contains a parody of ''Film/{{It|1990}}''. Notably, Crusty Krusty the Clown scares child versions of Carl and Lenny with the cancellation of ''Series/{{Alf}}'', despite both of those characters being introduced as Middle Aged middle-aged men the same year the show was actually cancelled in real life.
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