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19th May '16 8:06:02 PM hirilelfwraith
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* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a VagueAge for the first season and a half, but in "Steven's Birthday" is revealed to be turning fourteen. His MuggleBestFriend and LoveInterest (who's not even thirteen but is more mature) is shocked. Aside from the fact that he still sleeps with a teddy bear and generally acts like he's under eleven, Steven also [[OlderThanHeLooks looks quite younger]], which may or may not because [[HumanDadNonhumanMom his mother]] was TheAgeless.

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* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a VagueAge for the first season and a half, but in "Steven's Birthday" is revealed to be turning fourteen. His MuggleBestFriend and LoveInterest (who's not even thirteen but is more mature) is shocked. Aside from the fact that he still sleeps with a teddy bear and generally acts like he's under eleven, Steven also [[OlderThanHeLooks looks quite younger]], which may or may not because [[HumanDadNonhumanMom his mother]] was TheAgeless. Gems live on a more geologic time scale, so their physical form reflects their emotional maturity, and since Steven is half-Gem, this applies to him as well. His dad shows Connie a scrapbook showing that Steven hasn't aged since age 8.
6th May '16 9:12:07 AM Pichu-kun
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* The titular character from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a strange case. In Part 1, he is just a little bit immature, but not enough to qualify for Kiddie Kid. Thing is, all of his peers are affected by MostWritersAreAdults, so the difference in maturity by his peers qualifies him for this trope. In Part 2, he grows up and acts his age, though.
** The in-universe explanation is that he's acting out for attention, which may explain his lack of maturity.
* Tony Chopper from ''Manga/OnePiece'' may count. He's 15, and only a couple years younger than Luffy, but he can also be very cowardly and is extremely gullible. Some people on the crew, like Zoro, defend him like a child caught in a battlefield when the situation calls for it. Slightly averted by the fact he really is competent on the battlefield, but his younger instincts get in the way. Part of it might have to do with that he was 8 years old when he ate the Human-Human fruit granting him his human-like capabilities. Usopp counts as well, he's 17 but hangs out with a group of 8 year olds and plays with them all the time.

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* The titular character from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a strange case. In Part 1, he is just a little bit immature, but not enough to qualify for Kiddie Kid. Thing is, all of his peers are affected by MostWritersAreAdults, so the difference in maturity by his peers qualifies him for this trope. In Part 2, he grows up and acts his age, though.
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though. The in-universe explanation is that he's acting out for attention, which may explain his lack of maturity.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Tony Chopper from ''Manga/OnePiece'' may count. He's 15, and only a couple years younger than Luffy, but he can also be very cowardly and is extremely gullible. Some people on the crew, like Zoro, defend him like a child caught in a battlefield when the situation calls for it. Slightly averted by the fact he really is competent on the battlefield, but his younger instincts get in the way. Part of it might have to do with that he was 8 years old when he ate the Human-Human fruit granting him his human-like capabilities. Usopp counts as well, he's 17 but hangs out with a group of 8 year olds and plays with them all the time.



** The titular ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', as a high-schooler trapped in a child's body, also acts rather immature from time to time, to the point where his child-age friends call him out on it.

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** * The titular ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', as a high-schooler trapped in a child's body, also acts rather immature from time to time, to the point where his child-age friends call him out on it.



* Molly from ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' acts younger than her true age, intentionally, because it gets her attention, and because it makes her feel loved.
** Also it gets adults to underestimate her. Which is useful, because if the emphasis is on the "cute" in CuteBruiser than people aren't expecting it when the cute little girl tosses them across the block. Just ask {{Wolverine}}.

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* Molly from ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' acts younger than her true age, intentionally, because it gets her attention, and because it makes her feel loved.
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loved. Also it gets adults to underestimate her. Which is useful, because if the emphasis is on the "cute" in CuteBruiser than people aren't expecting it when the cute little girl tosses them across the block. Just ask {{Wolverine}}.



* In the original [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia FE1 and FE3]], [[TheHero Marth]] is rather naive and acts decidedly childishly, despite being 16 in the former and 19 in the latter. [[DependingOnTheWriter This was changed in the first game's remake]], in which he acted WiseBeyondHisYears, before the third game's remake reverted to his original personality, albeit somewhat toned down.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
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In the original [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia FE1 and FE3]], [[TheHero Marth]] is rather naive and acts decidedly childishly, despite being 16 in the former and 19 in the latter. [[DependingOnTheWriter This was changed in the first game's remake]], in which he acted WiseBeyondHisYears, before the third game's remake reverted to his original personality, albeit somewhat toned down.



* Butters from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' can be seen as one, especially since the other children are as mature, if not more so than an average adult in the town. Supported by the fact that while most other kids are based on how they act when an adult isn't near, Butters lives up to the false stereotype that all kids are "[[TokenWholesome little angels]]."
** Despite being the KiddieKid of the school he's probably the most sexually curious and mature of the characters besides Kenny.
** He does [[TookALevelInCynic Take A Level In Cynic]] during the last couple seasons of the show.

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* Butters from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' can be seen as one, especially since the other children are as mature, if not more so than an average adult in the town. Supported by the fact that while most other kids are based on how they act when an adult isn't near, Butters lives up to the false stereotype that all kids are "[[TokenWholesome little angels]]."
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" Despite being the KiddieKid of the school school, he's probably the most sexually curious and mature of the characters besides Kenny.
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Kenny (and he has already hit puberty). Butters also does [[TookALevelInCynic Take A Level In Cynic]] during the last couple seasons of the show.



* The ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' version of Tails is intended to be ten years old, which would make him older than his game counterpart (who is stated to be eight). However, the former acts as if he were junior to the latter. He is not allowed to be a Freedom Fighter for his own safety, which closely matches the way adults would [[RealityEnsues realistically]] treat a ten year old. This still does not explain his immature personality.
* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a VagueAge for the first season and a half, but in "Steven's Birthday" is revealed to be turning fourteen. What. His MuggleBestFriend and LoveInterest (who's not even thirteen but more mature) is shocked. Aside from the fact that he still sleeps with a teddy bear and generally acts like he's under eleven, Steven also [[OlderThanHeLooks looks quite younger]], which may or may not because [[HumanDadNonhumanMom his mother]] was TheAgeless.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' version of Tails is intended to be ten years old, which would make him older than his game counterpart (who is stated to be eight). However, the former he acts as if he were junior to the latter. He his game counterpart. Tails is not allowed to be a Freedom Fighter for his own safety, which closely matches the way adults would [[RealityEnsues realistically]] treat a ten year old. This still does not explain his immature personality.
* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a VagueAge for the first season and a half, but in "Steven's Birthday" is revealed to be turning fourteen. What. His MuggleBestFriend and LoveInterest (who's not even thirteen but is more mature) is shocked. Aside from the fact that he still sleeps with a teddy bear and generally acts like he's under eleven, Steven also [[OlderThanHeLooks looks quite younger]], which may or may not because [[HumanDadNonhumanMom his mother]] was TheAgeless.
12th Apr '16 1:12:40 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': [[TooDumbToLive Katelynn]] [[ExtremeOmnivore Zales]] is seven, but she acts like she's two.
12th Apr '16 1:08:48 PM Monolaf317
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Can be a side-effect of CompetenceZone. Contrast WiseBeyondTheirYears. Related to MenaceDecay.

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Can be a side-effect of CompetenceZone. Contrast WiseBeyondTheirYears. Related to MenaceDecay.
MenaceDecay. When it's an ''adult'' behaving younger than their stated age, it's ManChild and/or OneOfTheKids.
26th Mar '16 9:15:13 AM shonengirl
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* In the original [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia FE1 and FE3]], [[TheHero Marth]] acts decidedly childishly, despite being 16 in the former and 19 in the latter. [[DependingOnTheWriter This was changed in the first game's remake]], in which he acted WiseBeyondHisYears, before the third game's remake balanced the two depictions.

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* In the original [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia FE1 and FE3]], [[TheHero Marth]] is rather naive and acts decidedly childishly, despite being 16 in the former and 19 in the latter. [[DependingOnTheWriter This was changed in the first game's remake]], in which he acted WiseBeyondHisYears, before the third game's remake balanced the two depictions.reverted to his original personality, albeit somewhat toned down.



** From the same game, [[TheHero Chrom]]'s little sister [[TomboyPrincess Lissa]] is 16, still afraid of a multitude of things, talks and acts childishly, has a high-pitched voice, and is a prankster. Depending on which ages the official profiles are using, she can be ''[[YoungerThanTheyLook 18]]'' post-TimeSkip.

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** From the same game, [[TheHero Chrom]]'s little sister [[TomboyPrincess Lissa]] is 16, still afraid of a multitude of things, talks and acts childishly, has a high-pitched voice, and is a prankster. Depending on which ages the official profiles are using, she can be ''[[YoungerThanTheyLook ''[[OlderThanTheyLook 18]]'' post-TimeSkip.
15th Jan '16 2:17:28 AM Pichu-kun
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* Yuki from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is a high schooler but seems far younger. She wears a kitty-themed NiceHat, has a backpack with angel wings on it, and is an AllLovingHero. This is also reflected with her pink hair. [[spoiler:Of course, this may just be one way she avoids the trauma of accepting that she's living in a zombie-infested hellhole.]]

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* Yuki from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is a high schooler but seems far younger. She wears a kitty-themed NiceHat, has a backpack with angel wings on it, and is an AllLovingHero. This is also reflected with her pink hair. Yuki acts so young that she's a ReplacementGoldfish for [[spoiler:Rii's sister]], who is an ''grade schooler''. [[spoiler:Of course, this may just be one way she avoids the trauma of accepting that she's living in a zombie-infested hellhole.]]]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' version of Tails is intended to be ten years old, which would make him older than his game counterpart, who is stated to be eight. However, the former acts as if he were junior to the latter. He is not allowed to be a Freedom Fighter for his own safety, which closely matches the way adults would [[RealityEnsues realistically]] treat a ten year old. This still does not explain his voice or personality.
* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a VagueAge for the first season and a half, but in "Steven's Birthday" is revealed to be turning fourteen. [[FlatWhat What]]. His MuggleBestFriend and LoveInterest (who's not even thirteen but more mature) is shocked. Aside from the fact that he still sleeps with a teddy bear, Steven also [[OlderThanHeLooks looks quite younger]], which may or may not because [[HumanDadNonhumanMom his mother]] was TheAgeless.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' version of Tails is intended to be ten years old, which would make him older than his game counterpart, who counterpart (who is stated to be eight.eight). However, the former acts as if he were junior to the latter. He is not allowed to be a Freedom Fighter for his own safety, which closely matches the way adults would [[RealityEnsues realistically]] treat a ten year old. This still does not explain his voice or immature personality.
* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a VagueAge for the first season and a half, but in "Steven's Birthday" is revealed to be turning fourteen. [[FlatWhat What]].What. His MuggleBestFriend and LoveInterest (who's not even thirteen but more mature) is shocked. Aside from the fact that he still sleeps with a teddy bear, bear and generally acts like he's under eleven, Steven also [[OlderThanHeLooks looks quite younger]], which may or may not because [[HumanDadNonhumanMom his mother]] was TheAgeless.
6th Jan '16 11:05:29 PM JoeMerl
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* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is 13 in season 1 and celebrates his 14th birthday in season 2, however acts more like an eight year old. He notices his annoying, immature personality when he meets [[AlternateSelf alter versions]] of himself.

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* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is 13 in has a VagueAge for the first season 1 and celebrates his 14th birthday a half, but in season 2, however acts "Steven's Birthday" is revealed to be turning fourteen. [[FlatWhat What]]. His MuggleBestFriend and LoveInterest (who's not even thirteen but more like an eight year old. He notices mature) is shocked. Aside from the fact that he still sleeps with a teddy bear, Steven also [[OlderThanHeLooks looks quite younger]], which may or may not because [[HumanDadNonhumanMom his annoying, immature personality when he meets [[AlternateSelf alter versions]] of himself.mother]] was TheAgeless.
5th Jan '16 10:17:12 AM Maniago
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* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is roughly middle school aged however acts more like an eight year old. He notices his annoying, immature personality when he meets [[AlternateSelf alter versions]] of himself.

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* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is roughly middle school aged 13 in season 1 and celebrates his 14th birthday in season 2, however acts more like an eight year old. He notices his annoying, immature personality when he meets [[AlternateSelf alter versions]] of himself.
20th Dec '15 3:31:09 PM Pichu-kun
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** Lampshaded in regards to Arale from ''Manga/DrSlump''. Her creator intended her to be 13, but several characters have pointed out that she doesn't look or act like a teenager.

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** * Lampshaded in regards to Arale from ''Manga/DrSlump''. Her creator intended her to be 13, but several characters have pointed out that she doesn't look or act like a teenager.



* The ''SatAM'' version of Tails is intended to be ten years old, which would make him older than his game counterpart, who is stated to be eight. However, the former acts as if he were junior to the latter. He is not allowed to be a Freedom Fighter for his own safety, which closely matches the way adults would [[RealityEnsues realistically]] treat a ten year old. This still does not explain his voice or personality.

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* The ''SatAM'' ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' version of Tails is intended to be ten years old, which would make him older than his game counterpart, who is stated to be eight. However, the former acts as if he were junior to the latter. He is not allowed to be a Freedom Fighter for his own safety, which closely matches the way adults would [[RealityEnsues realistically]] treat a ten year old. This still does not explain his voice or personality.
20th Dec '15 2:55:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* This is intentionally done with Jughead from ''Franchise/ArchieComics''. He's rather immature for a teenager his age. He even mentioned in the 40s radio show he was fond of ''Howdy Doody'', which was aimed at kids almost ten years his junior. His immaturity was originally shown off by his hat - in the early 20th century young boys would often cut up their father's old fedoras - however the fact has been lost by audiences over the years. Many think it's similar to a Burger King crown though, which has a similar effect.
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