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25th Jun '17 1:02:38 AM Piterpicher
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** The LiveActionAdaptation, ''AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'', shows him continuing to act like a child, despite having now aged to 23, and somehow still keeping his fairies.

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** The LiveActionAdaptation, ''AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'', ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'', shows him continuing to act like a child, despite having now aged to 23, and somehow still keeping his fairies.
28th May '17 4:45:34 PM WillBGood
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** And another example of this series that is hinted at, but not explicitly stated: once a child whose Heart's Egg has given birth to a guardian character grows into an adult who will be able to reach their dreams, their guardian character will go back into their Heat's Egg and back inside them to slumber because now the child has the ability and encouragement to become who they want to be on their own. While not 100% negative, it is sad to see a guardian character, who most kids become very close to and grow to love, say goodbye.

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** And another example of this series that is hinted at, but not explicitly stated: once a child whose Heart's Egg has given birth to a guardian character grows into an adult who will be able to reach their dreams, their guardian character will go back into their Heat's Egg and back inside them their Heart's Egg to slumber because now the child has the ability and encouragement to become who they want to be on their own. While not 100% negative, it is sad to see a guardian character, who most kids become very close to and grow to love, say goodbye.
28th May '17 4:39:35 PM WillBGood
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Happens ''a great deal'' in the real world when someone leaves adolescence and their teen-age years behind and realizes that while childhood is not always a picnic; things are different when mom and dad aren't paying their bills anymore, and they have to find a place to live, buy health insurance, work at a job they may not like in order to have money in the bank, and otherwise deal with all the things that made their parents so uncool and boring. One of the first steps into being a full-fledged adult is realizing all the sacrifices your parents had to make and the insane hoops they had to jump through to keep a roof over your head and food on the table...

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Happens ''a great deal'' in the real world when someone leaves adolescence and their teen-age years behind and realizes that while childhood is not always a picnic; picnic, things are different when mom and dad aren't paying their bills anymore, and anymore: they have to find a place to live, buy health insurance, work at a job they may not like in order to have money in the bank, and otherwise deal with all the things that made their parents so uncool and boring. One of the first steps into being a full-fledged adult is realizing all the sacrifices your parents had to make and the insane hoops they had to jump through to keep a roof over your head and food on the table...
29th Apr '17 10:59:24 AM nombretomado
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* In ''A Coming of Age'' by TimothyZahn, people are born with powerful telekinetic powers, and lose them at puberty. Adults keep them in line by controlling all technology and knowledge (even reading), but kids can [[IBelieveICanFly fly under their own power]], so it's clear who has the better end of the deal.

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* In ''A Coming of Age'' by TimothyZahn, Creator/TimothyZahn, people are born with powerful telekinetic powers, and lose them at puberty. Adults keep them in line by controlling all technology and knowledge (even reading), but kids can [[IBelieveICanFly fly under their own power]], so it's clear who has the better end of the deal.
9th Apr '17 12:31:31 PM nombretomado
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* Why [[spoiler: Mr. Cuddles the Teddy Bear]] becomes the Toy-Taker in ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys''

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* Why [[spoiler: Mr. Cuddles the Teddy Bear]] becomes the Toy-Taker in ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys''
2nd Apr '17 11:45:29 AM CASCHero
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** [[spoiler:This appears to be averted for Orel in the DistantFinale, as he seems to lead a much happier family life than he did as a kid]].

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** [[spoiler:This appears to be averted for Orel in the DistantFinale, as he seems to lead a much happier family life than he did as a kid]].kid. Plus Clay...isn't the best person to give advice about adulthood since how his childhood was less then ideal]].



* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' played with this. Sabrina wishes to be older and users a spell to transport her into the future. She thinks it's great...until she realizes she has to pay bills and can't enjoy thing she did as a kid due to getting funny looks. Though more importantly she realizes she missed out on things like graduation and college before ultimately reversing the spell to grow up naturally and enjoy her childhood while she can. Making this more "Growing up too fast sucks".

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* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' played with this. ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'': Sabrina wishes to be older and users a spell to transport her into the future. She thinks it's great...until she realizes she has to pay bills and can't enjoy thing she did as a kid due to getting funny looks. Though more importantly she realizes she missed out on things like graduation and college before ultimately reversing the spell to grow up naturally and enjoy her childhood while she can. Making this more "Growing up too fast sucks".
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had one episode where Roger turns the Smiths home into a Spring Break resort. Stan is initially against it but eventually comes to like the party life and even make a friend in a college student. Eventually the week passes, Francine (who was away on a trip) comes home and chastises Stan for allowing it and Stan's friend has to leave. He tries to follow her to keep the friendship going but end up like a creepy stalker and interferes with her studies. However the reason he does is because Francine never pays much attention to his stories anymore. And Francine's adopted mother even ''call her out on this'', telling her that that's what a relationship needs to keep the spark going as they get older and Francine has been taking it for granted.
2nd Apr '17 11:34:54 AM CASCHero
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* {{Anime/FLCL}} plays with this. Naota ''wants'' to act like a grown up as he sees adults as immature for him. Though eventually comes to learn that the reason they do is because most miss their childhood and it's a way to keep that spirit of excitement alive through the bevy of responsibility they now have (jobs, dealing with relationship issues, running organization, etc). Naota dealing with many of these at his age constantly overwhelms him despite trying to be more mature then he really is. Ultimately the series main aseop is that there's no reason you can't grow up to be an adult and not have fun in the process. Trying to be more mature then you are when you're younger will only rob you of that experience.

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* {{Anime/FLCL}} ''{{Anime/FLCL}}'' plays with this. Naota ''wants'' to act like a grown up as he sees adults as immature for him. Though eventually comes to learn that the reason they do is because most miss their childhood and it's a way to keep that spirit of excitement alive through the bevy of responsibility they now have (jobs, families, dealing with relationship issues, running organization, etc). Naota dealing with many of these at his age constantly overwhelms him despite trying to be more mature then he really is. Ultimately the series main aseop is that there's no reason you can't grow up to be an adult and not have fun in the process. Trying to be more mature then you are when you're younger will only rob you of that experience.
2nd Apr '17 11:33:03 AM CASCHero
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** A review, The Fall of Bleach, brought up an interesting point that the series (least up to the end of the Soul Society arc) is a metaphor of this as Ichigo and his friends fights against the rather odd rules of Soul Society in the way a teenager enters into adulthood and experience things foreign to them.

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** A review, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACq7tgjHdGA The Fall of Bleach, Bleach]]'', brought up an interesting point that the series (least up to the end of the Soul Society arc) is a metaphor of this as Ichigo and his friends fights against the rather odd rules of Soul Society in the way a teenager enters into adulthood and experience things foreign to them.



* {{Anime/FLCL}} plays with this. Naota ''wants'' to act like a grown up as he sees adults as immature for him. Though eventually comes to learn that the reason they do is because most miss their childhood and it's a way to keep that spirit of excitement alive through the bevy of responsibility they now have (jobs, dealing with relationship issues, running organization, etc). Naota dealing with many of these at his age constantly overwhelms him despite trying to be more mature then he really is. Ultimately the series main aseop is that there's no reason you can't grow up to be an adult and not have fun in the process. Trying to be more mature then you are when you're younger will only rob you of that experience.



* ''WesternAnimation/SabarinaTheAnimatedSeries'' played with this. Sabrina wishes to be older and users a spell to transport her into the future. She thinks it's great...until she realizes she has to pay bills and can't enjoy thing she did as a kid due to getting funny looks. Though more importantly she realizes she missed out on things like graduation and college before ultimately reversing the spell. Making this more "Growing up too fast sucks".

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* ''WesternAnimation/SabarinaTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' played with this. Sabrina wishes to be older and users a spell to transport her into the future. She thinks it's great...until she realizes she has to pay bills and can't enjoy thing she did as a kid due to getting funny looks. Though more importantly she realizes she missed out on things like graduation and college before ultimately reversing the spell.spell to grow up naturally and enjoy her childhood while she can. Making this more "Growing up too fast sucks".
2nd Apr '17 11:07:03 AM CASCHero
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* ''WesternAnimation/SabarinaTheAnimatedSeries'' played with this. Sabrina wishes to be older and users a spell to transport her into the future. She thinks it's great...until she realizes she has to pay bills and can't enjoy thing she did as a kid due to getting funny looks. Though more importantly she realizes she missed out on things like graduation and college before ultimately reversing the spell. Making this more "Growing up too fast sucks".
2nd Apr '17 10:54:51 AM CASCHero
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** A review, The Fall of Bleach, brought up an interesting point that the series (least up to the end of the Soul Society arc) is a metaphor of this as Ichigo and his friends fights against the rather odd rules of Soul Society in the way a teenager enters into adulthood and experience things foreign to them.
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