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9th Mar '17 8:09:10 PM _ballerina_
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* ''Literature/TheTalesOfTheFrogPrincess'' this is justified, since the story is set in the high to late Middle Ages and the teenagers have already been forced to mature due to their circumstances, but Grassina finds the man that she will eventually marry (and falls in love with him, and accepts his marriage proposal) when they're ''fourteen''. Her sister is sixteen and also marries her fiancé then.
** Emma meets her future husband at fourteen as well, and he proposes to her at the end of the book. She doesn't accept [[spoiler:until she's sixteen, but marries within the year]]. Her mother wants her married to Prince Jorge when they're fourteen.
*** Though set even farther back in time, Emma is untroubled watching "just turned thirteen" Milly pine over Prince Jasper (who's probably at least sixteen, since he was courting her sister at her sixteenth birthday party), and reflects that she is a bit young for marriage, but not too young to start thinking about it. [[spoiler:at the end of the book, they decide to marry (it's only been a few days, so they're no older) and Emma is delighted for them.]] Princess Hazel, turning sixteen, announces her fiancé on her birthday and they will marry soon.
**** while this is actually pretty historically accurate for the time, the issue is more that the books are marketed towards younger children, where such facts are more likely to be subverted: though little kids are more likely to think of a sixteen year old as an adult; adults looking at the books and imagining actual fourteen year olds marrying is a little weird.
2nd Mar '17 6:51:52 PM BrendanRizzo
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* This appears to be the case in ''Manga/SilverSpoon''. The characters, who are all in their first year of high school, and thus no older than fifteen, seem to have decided their career paths already (they attend a vocational school, but it still provides quite a lot of mutually exclusive options) ''except'' for the FishOutOfWater protagonist, who is self-conscious about it. In RealLife, a ''lot'' of people are unsure of their ultimate careers until they're in college, if not later. But this pales in comparison to the fact that, despite the cast being made up of young teenagers, ItsAllAboutMe is conspicuous by its absence. Mikage has completely accepted that [[spoiler:she has to succeed the family business despite it conflicting with her own desires]], and doesn't complain about it even once, even though she is of the age where teenagers are more openly rebellious and self-centered than any other, to a much greater extent than can plausibly be explained by ValuesDissonance. Komaba is even more ridiculously mature for his age; when [[spoiler:his family's farm is foreclosed, and he is left no choice but to withdraw from school and get a job, he outright turns down a friend's offer to manage their own farm because [[HonorBeforeReason he doesn't deserve it]] and would rather be a SelfMadeMan]]. No adolescent narcissism here! At least there's a [[FreudianExcuse plausible reason]] for why Hachiken doesn't act his age.
28th Feb '17 7:15:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' averts this with the Professor (an eight-year-old girl), and with Yuko, Mio, and Mai (all in high school). The latter three are basically on par with the LuckyStar girls, while the former is tantrum-prone, craves snacks, etc.

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* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' averts this with the Professor (an eight-year-old girl), and with Yuko, Mio, and Mai (all in high school). The latter three are basically on par with the LuckyStar ''Manga/LuckyStar'' girls, while the former is tantrum-prone, craves snacks, etc.
13th Feb '17 8:38:06 PM Stinkoman87
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* Ditto for just about everyone in ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', also released by same company Kyoto Animation. That is, except for Haruhi herself and Kyon's ten-year-old sister.

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* Ditto for just about everyone in ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', also released by same company Kyoto Animation. That is, except for Haruhi herself and Kyon's ten-year-old sister. Mikuru is implied to potentially be OlderThanSheLooks, and Yuki has acess to the full experiences of a several thousand year old being despite technically being three. No one else really has an excuse.
1st Feb '17 4:02:53 PM Shadoboy
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' often fell into this (especially with Numbuhs 1 and 5), which just got silly when you considered this meant they acted like the adults they hated. One of the ten-year-olds was even in a somewhat serious relationship. Though it's balanced out by having a few characters be [[KiddieKid kiddie kids]], and at times it seems to be parodying this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' often fell into this (especially with Numbuhs 1 and 5), which just got silly when you considered this meant they acted like the adults they hated. One of the ten-year-olds was even in a somewhat serious relationship. Though it's balanced out by having a few characters be [[KiddieKid kiddie kids]], and at times it seems to be parodying this trope. It also helps that many of the problems they treat like an important, epic issues are still kiddy worries like snow days, eating veggies or how evil teenagers are.
12th Jan '17 5:44:46 PM Malady
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** This is a common criticism, with characters in their mid-to-late teens acting like full-grown adults. The series would make a lot more sense if it was set in a college rather than a high school.
** Although, that might just be Ayla and Sara? The private school rich kid and the AgeRegression case?
** And then you have the witches, three characters who are presently in middle school, who come up with childishly simpleminded schemes while spouting babytalk. Their odd, stylistically low maturity level can be very jarring when compared to the behavior of real middle-schoolers.
** Which may just be Clover, who acts deliberately cute at times.

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** This is a common criticism, with characters in their mid-to-late teens acting like full-grown adults. The series would make a lot more sense if it was set in a college rather than a high school.
** Although,
school although, that might just be Ayla and Sara? The Sara, the private school rich kid and the AgeRegression case?
FountainOfYouth case.
** And then you have the witches, three characters who are presently in middle school, who come up with childishly simpleminded schemes while spouting babytalk. Their odd, stylistically low maturity level can be very jarring when compared to the behavior of real middle-schoolers.
** Which
middle-schoolers, although that may just be Clover, who acts deliberately cute at times.times and is said by the narration that she "all too often she acted like she was only six."
12th Jan '17 1:51:21 PM Malady
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** Although, that might just be Ayla and Sara? The private school rich kid and the AgeRegression case?


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** Which may just be Clover, who acts deliberately cute at times.
30th Dec '16 5:16:09 PM SunriseWarrior
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*** Mallory wears an "I <3 Kids" shirt at the age of eleven. If you saw that in real life, you'd assume it was a last-resort item belonging to her mother and they were behind on laundry at her house,

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*** Mallory wears an "I <3 Kids" shirt at the age of eleven. If you saw that in real life, you'd assume it was a last-resort item belonging to her mother and they were behind on laundry at her house,house.
29th Dec '16 4:54:15 PM MitchellProductions
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See also ImprobableAge and VagueAge. Sometimes results in MenaceDecay. Compare MostWritersAreHuman. Contrast KiddieKid, when children behave in ways they'd realistically be too old for.

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See also ImprobableAge and VagueAge. Sometimes results in MenaceDecay. Compare MostWritersAreHuman. Contrast KiddieKid, when children behave in ways they'd realistically be too old for.
for, and ManChild, when adults behave in childish ways.
31st Oct '16 6:43:02 PM Loekman3
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' plays with this trope all over the place. Dipper and Mabel, just shy of thirteen, are ridiculously capable (Dipper can do advanced mathematics and Mabel is a BadAss who can fire a mean grappling hook) and tend to slip into adultlike conversation (example: Mabel, trying to convince an elderly woman to date her great-uncle, explains that "[[BlackComedy women live longer than men so your dating pool is smaller and you should really lower your standards]]"), but the writing clearly treats them as children, with the naiveté you'd expect, and their goals and ambitions (crushes, etc.) tend to reflect those of actual twelve-year-olds. It's somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] with regard to Dipper in that he's considered "mature for his age," and his main character flaw is the need to be grown-up and to be seen as an adult. The show frequently highlights the fact that "[his] quest for maturity is in itself immature," as creator Alex Hirsch puts it; his PrecociousCrush on a 15-year-old friend, for instance, only serves to underscore the fact that he's not ready to be one of her peers yet. The fact that their arch-nemesis Gideon Gleeful is canonically ''[[AllThereInTheManual nine]]'' seems to be attributable to TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior with a dash of RuleOfFunny.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' plays with this trope all over the place. Dipper and Mabel, just shy of thirteen, are ridiculously capable (Dipper can do advanced mathematics and Mabel is a BadAss an ActionGirl who can fire a mean grappling hook) and tend to slip into adultlike conversation (example: Mabel, trying to convince an elderly woman to date her great-uncle, explains that "[[BlackComedy women live longer than men so your dating pool is smaller and you should really lower your standards]]"), but the writing clearly treats them as children, with the naiveté you'd expect, and their goals and ambitions (crushes, etc.) tend to reflect those of actual twelve-year-olds. It's somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] with regard to Dipper in that he's considered "mature for his age," and his main character flaw is the need to be grown-up and to be seen as an adult. The show frequently highlights the fact that "[his] quest for maturity is in itself immature," as creator Alex Hirsch puts it; his PrecociousCrush on a 15-year-old friend, for instance, only serves to underscore the fact that he's not ready to be one of her peers yet. The fact that their arch-nemesis Gideon Gleeful is canonically ''[[AllThereInTheManual nine]]'' seems to be attributable to TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior with a dash of RuleOfFunny.
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