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19th Jul '17 5:57:48 AM Rarefoil
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-> ''“So let me recap: [[Characters/SonicTheHedgehog Amy]] is evidently a millionaire, dresses up in a fancy dinner dress, she's a [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed globe trotter]], high school drop out, [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 ex-terrorist]], [[VideoGame/SonicChronicles highly ranked military official]], [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog ghost hunter]], [[VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames a potential gold medal winner in 3 different Olympics of at least 4 disciples each...]] and not one parent or child service agent in sight. Look at this list. Is there ONE part of Amy's character that makes you point and go, 'Yup! That's a 12 year old girl alright!'”''

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-> ''“So let me recap: [[Characters/SonicTheHedgehog [[Characters/SonicTheHedgehogTeamRose Amy]] is evidently a millionaire, dresses up in a fancy dinner dress, she's a [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed globe trotter]], high school drop out, [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 ex-terrorist]], [[VideoGame/SonicChronicles highly ranked military official]], [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog ghost hunter]], [[VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames a potential gold medal winner in 3 different Olympics of at least 4 disciples each...]] and not one parent or child service agent in sight. Look at this list. Is there ONE part of Amy's character that makes you point and go, 'Yup! That's a 12 year old girl alright!'”''
17th Jul '17 8:56:20 AM Goder12345
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** Now also Hughes Curro (32) and Sherry Allison (24), from the oncoming ''Gundam 0081''. Erik Blanque from the same show is a borderline case, as he's 20. There's also a number of older characters in the spinoffs like MS IGLOO.

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** Now also Hughes Curro Courand (32) and Sherry Cherie Allison (24), from the oncoming ''Gundam 0081''. Erik Blanque Blanke from the same show is a borderline case, as he's 20. 20.Other older pilots would be Bork Cry(28) from Cross Dimensions:0079, Luce Kassel(30) from Space: To the End of a Flash and Travis Kirkland(39) from the Missing Link. There's also a number of older characters in the spinoffs like MS IGLOO.IGLOO..
30th Jun '17 10:57:32 AM HarpieSiren
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*** The youngest of them all is cute little Onion Knight. People who think he's Luneth generally have him at 15, while people who think he's one of the Onion Kids from the original FF3 tend to estimate around the ripe old age of 12.

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*** The youngest of them all is cute little Onion Knight. People who think he's Luneth generally Knight, he doesn't have him at 15, while people who think he's one of a stated age, but the Onion Kids from the original FF3 tend to estimate around general consensus is the ripe old age of 12.''12''.
30th May '17 9:48:32 PM nombretomado
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* Robert Jordan loved this and used it constantly in the ''WheelOfTime'', the main character Rand al'Thor becomes the leader of several countries by his early 20s, Mat Cauthon is hailed as one of the greatest military leaders of all time, and Perrin Aybara leads his people in ridding his town of Trollocs and Whitecloaks, and has also become a great military leader, both being born weeks only weeks after Rand. Egwene al'Vere is about 20 and [[spoiler:is leading three hundred Aes Sedai in revolt of the White Tower, and has essentially conquered the White Tower, something not even legendary general Artur Hawkwing accomplished]], by the time you meet Tuon, the 20 year old heir of the Seanchan Empire and MagnificentBastard you're not the least bit shocked.

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* Robert Jordan loved this and used it constantly in the ''WheelOfTime'', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', the main character Rand al'Thor becomes the leader of several countries by his early 20s, Mat Cauthon is hailed as one of the greatest military leaders of all time, and Perrin Aybara leads his people in ridding his town of Trollocs and Whitecloaks, and has also become a great military leader, both being born weeks only weeks after Rand. Egwene al'Vere is about 20 and [[spoiler:is leading three hundred Aes Sedai in revolt of the White Tower, and has essentially conquered the White Tower, something not even legendary general Artur Hawkwing accomplished]], by the time you meet Tuon, the 20 year old heir of the Seanchan Empire and MagnificentBastard you're not the least bit shocked.
28th May '17 4:38:26 AM fearlessnikki
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* It's a running joke among fans that Creator/JenniferLawrence plays this up in every David O Russell film she's in:
** ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook'' - Tiffany has already been married for several years and been in and out of the mental hospital. Her book counterpart was in her thirties, and Creator/BradleyCooper (at 37) plays her love interest. She was 21 at the time. The part was originally for Creator/AnneHathaway, who was 28 at the time, making it slightly more believable.
** ''Film/AmericanHustle'' has her as a depressed housewife with an 8-year-old son. Rosalyn's real life counterpart was in her 40s when the ABSCAM took place, while Jennifer was 23. She's implied to have been something of a trophy wife but it still raises eyebrows.
** ''{{Film/Joy}}'' is loosely based on the life of Joy Mangano who didn't start inventing until she was 30 and spent about four years getting her designs sold. This time Jennifer was 25, making it rather surprising to see her as a divorcee with two children.



* ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' has Four and Eric in prominent positions within Dauntless at the age of eighteen. Four is said to be something of a ChildProdigy but was in fact offered an even bigger position and turned it down. His prequel POV novella shows that Eric got his position in exchange for being a spy for Jeanine. By ''Allegiant'', some characters expect Tris to assume control of Dauntless when she's only sixteen. The film adaptations seem to combat this by having Four and Eric played by actors in their mid-twenties, making it a little more plausible.



** Piper straddles the line. In the pilot episode she gets a job at a nice restaurant only a few months after leaving her job as a bank teller. She also quickly becomes a successful nightclub owner before she's even in her thirties - and with the first place she buys too.

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** Piper straddles the line. In the pilot episode she gets a job at a nice restaurant only a few months after leaving her job as a bank teller. She also quickly becomes a successful nightclub owner before she's even in her thirties - and with the first place she buys too. There is a slight justification with the restaurant job - where the chef who hires her in the first episode abruptly leaves, and she's forced to try and take over his position.



* ''{{Series/Primeval}}'' Season 4 introduces Jess, who is already in a prominent position with the ARC - and savvy on all their intricate computer systems. Her actress Ruth Kearney was just ''nineteen'' at the time - so Jess has to be early twenties at most.

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* ''{{Series/Primeval}}'' Season 4 introduces Jess, who is already in a prominent position with the ARC - and savvy on all their intricate computer systems. Her actress Ruth Kearney was just ''nineteen'' at the time - so Jess has to be early twenties at most. {{Fanon}} claims she must be Lester's niece and that he must have pulled some strings to get her hired.



* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'':
** In the college years, Kelly has a brief fling with her professor while she's nineteen. It's explicitly mentioned that he's 32. Now, it's possible to get a Ph.D. and be a professor by that age, but it's also stated that he has two published books, and an appearance on Good Morning America. Also, he somehow found time to get married, have a child, and get divorced. Borderline possible, but highly unlikely. Interestingly, the actor was in his late 20's at the time, so they were aware of the age issue and tried to fix it somewhat.
** That's not improbable at all considering that there's no requirement that you do all of that sequentially. Most of the things on the list wouldn't have taken that much time to accomplish anyway - You can get married in Vegas in a day, write a book in under a year and have a kid at the same time, and TV appearances rarely last more than a few hours.

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'':
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''Series/SavedByTheBell: The College Years'' straddles the college years, Kelly has a brief fling line with her professor while she's nineteen. It's explicitly mentioned that he's 32. Now, it's possible to get a Ph.D. and be a professor by that age, Jeremiah Lasky. He's only 32 but it's also stated that he is a qualified professor, has two published books, two books and an appearance on Good Morning America. Also, he somehow found had time to get married, have a child, be married and get divorced. Borderline possible, but highly unlikely. Interestingly, the divorced with a child. The actor playing him was in his late 20's 20s at the time, so they were aware of the age issue and tried appears to fix it somewhat.
** That's not improbable at all considering that there's no requirement that you do all of that sequentially. Most of the things on the list wouldn't
have taken that much time been increased to accomplish anyway - You can get married in Vegas in a day, write a book in under a year and have a kid at the same time, and TV appearances rarely last make this slightly more than a few hours.plausible.


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* Parodied in ''{{WesternAnimation/Recess}}'' where Jared is a literal Mr Perfect and better than everyone else at anything. The end reveals that he needs to help the president ''again'' and pilots his own jet to get there. He's nine years old.
23rd May '17 7:59:58 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/RenownedExplorers'', two of the daring, globe-trotting adventurers are Hildegard, a fourteen year-old magician [[AdorablyPrecociousChild who acts it]], and Min-Jeong, a twelve-year-old bureaucrat's daughter [[ActingYourIntellectualAge who is as serious as any adult]]. They still get into the same dangerous scrapes and adventures as the adult crew members, [[WouldHurtAChild and nobody holds back against them]]. They can even be made expedition captain, though [[TheComicallySerious more serious characters]] will take a debuff due to the sheer absurdity of it all. (One such serious character is Min-Jeong herself; while she's perfectly content to ''be'' captain, she complains about having to "babysit" Hildegard, a girl two years her senior, if Hildegard is captain.)
20th May '17 7:21:51 PM nombretomado
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* Harry (and by extension, the rest of the student characters) in ''AVeryPotterMusical'' claims to be "just a twelve-year-old kid," despite the rather mature romantic subplots and advanced spellwork present in the musical. This is played for humor.

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* Harry (and by extension, the rest of the student characters) in ''AVeryPotterMusical'' ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' claims to be "just a twelve-year-old kid," despite the rather mature romantic subplots and advanced spellwork present in the musical. This is played for humor.
20th May '17 4:51:17 PM rjd1922
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* Before we even get started here, it should be noted that this trope is nearly universal in Anime and Manga due to Japanese culture's adoration of youthful heroes. The 15-year-old Shonen hero -- despite training for all of half his young life -- will eventually defeat the mature, battle experienced, 40 year old badass villain and save the world. The 12 year old protagonist of a Harem anime will have high-school girls inexplicably throwing themselves at him constantly. The 25 year old villain protagonist of a CrimeFiction Seinen manga will out-gambit the entire police force and become the city's crime kingpin in no time. Catch the drift? At the very least, you'll be hard pressed to find a manga where the characters are limited in their potential solely due to age.

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* Before we even get started here, it should be noted that this trope is nearly universal in Anime and Manga due to Japanese culture's adoration of youthful heroes. The 15-year-old Shonen {{Shounen}} hero -- despite training for all of half his young life -- will eventually defeat the mature, battle experienced, 40 year old badass villain and save the world. The 12 year old protagonist of a Harem {{Harem|Genre}} anime will have high-school girls inexplicably throwing themselves at him constantly. The 25 year old villain protagonist VillainProtagonist of a CrimeFiction Seinen {{Seinen}} manga will out-gambit the entire police force and become the city's crime kingpin in no time. Catch the drift? At the very least, you'll be hard pressed to find a manga where the characters are limited in their potential solely due to age.
16th May '17 1:38:06 PM Rarefoil
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-> ''“So let me recap: [[Characters/SonicTheHedgehog Amy]] is evidently a millionaire, dresses up in a fancy dinner dress, she's a [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed globe trotter]], high school drop out, [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 ex-terrorist]], [[VideoGame/SonicChronicles highly ranked military official]], [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog ghost hunter]], [[VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames a potential gold medal winner in 3 different Olympics of at least 4 disciples each...]] and not one parent or child service agent in sight. Look at this list. Is there ONE part of Amy's character that makes you point and go, 'Yup! That's a 12 year old girl alright!'”''
-->-- '''Luke the Fox''', Webvideo/SonicDissected [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBiSX3lNGrg Episode 6]]
14th May '17 4:35:08 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the plot-important doctors in TraumaCenter are considered the best surgeons in their fields and are anywhere from in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties.

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* Most of the plot-important doctors in TraumaCenter ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'' are considered the best surgeons in their fields and are anywhere from in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties.
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