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19th Jun '16 10:24:12 AM Chabal2
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* Juvenat treatments in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' allow a person to fix themselves at the age they want to look like (some people go for eternal youth, others in positions of authority go for the BadassGrandpa look) in addition to prolonging their lives by a century or two.
14th Mar '16 2:56:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Like those in ''Foster's Home'' below, the imaginary friends in ''Film/DropDeadFred'' don't grow up. It is implied that those who do not grow out of needing their imaginary friends are ultimately prescribed pills that hurt or kill the imaginary friends.

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* Like those in ''Foster's Home'' below, the The imaginary friends in ''Film/DropDeadFred'' don't grow up. It is implied that those who do not grow out of needing their imaginary friends are ultimately prescribed pills that hurt or kill the imaginary friends.
14th Mar '16 2:48:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The TropeNamer is ''PeterPan, or The Boy Who Never Grew Up'', which has the Lost Boys as well as Peter Pan himself.

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* The TropeNamer is ''PeterPan, ''Literature/PeterPan, or The Boy Who Never Grew Up'', which has the Lost Boys as well as Peter Pan himself.



* The first episode of ''EerieIndiana'' involves two identical twins called Bert and Ernie who never got older than twelve and had to repeat seventh grade for thirty years because their mother locked them inside age-retarding Foreverware each night. As they state in unison, "It's a living hell". [[spoiler:The main character pops their Foreverware open at the end of the episode, and they in turn do it to their mother, who used the same trick to stay youthful; [[NoImmortalInertia the next morning, the twins are happily in their forties, and their mother is now an old woman]].]]

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* The first episode of ''EerieIndiana'' ''Series/EerieIndiana'' involves two identical twins called Bert and Ernie who never got older than twelve and had to repeat seventh grade for thirty years because their mother locked them inside age-retarding Foreverware each night. As they state in unison, "It's a living hell". [[spoiler:The main character pops their Foreverware open at the end of the episode, and they in turn do it to their mother, who used the same trick to stay youthful; [[NoImmortalInertia the next morning, the twins are happily in their forties, and their mother is now an old woman]].]]
26th Jan '16 4:32:27 AM Adept
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* The ''{{Trigun}}'' anime [[spoiler: reinterpreted Zazie the Beast this way, apparently. Since the eternally-respawning humanoid avatar of the sand-worms' group intelligence would have been too complicated to deal with in one episode. Hell, the manga doesn't really deal with it completely.]]
* Kaori Yuki's ''[[CountCain Cain Saga]]'' manga series features an extremely sympathetically-presented member of the NebulousEvilOrganization, Cassian, a middle-aged man in the body of a prepubescent boy, formerly employed as a [[KnifeThrowingAct knife-thrower in a circus]]. He joined the organization because they have weird, futuristic occult-medical hybrid technology in development which might [[WorkingForABodyUpgrade give him some way to get an adult body]]. He's assigned to be the primary minion of a high-up member of the organization, [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor]] [[MadScientist Jizabel Disraeli]], who's around twenty and [[spoiler: as we get his backstory, increasingly pitiful.]] Dealt with well in that Cassian, even though all visual cues are against it, sees Disraeli as a kid. [[spoiler: Cassian is fatally wounded about as soon as his pseudo-paternal attachment to Disraeli is properly developed, and Jizabel transplants his brain into the head of a fellow villain they both hate who was recently thwarted by hubris and idiocy. (And the hero, in one of the hero's few success stories.) Cassian goes on the lam, and reappears as a handy plot device toward the end of the series' climax. Disraeli eventually [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in his arms]], lamenting the fact that he spent all this time trying to please the wrong father, Alexis, the twisted ManBehindTheMan, when he should have been looking up to Cassian.]] Cassian has many levels in awesome.

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* The ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' anime [[spoiler: reinterpreted Zazie the Beast this way, apparently. Since the eternally-respawning humanoid avatar of the sand-worms' group intelligence would have been too complicated to deal with in one episode. Hell, the manga doesn't really deal with it completely.]]
* Kaori Yuki's ''[[CountCain ''[[Manga/CountCain Cain Saga]]'' manga series features an extremely sympathetically-presented member of the NebulousEvilOrganization, Cassian, a middle-aged man in the body of a prepubescent boy, formerly employed as a [[KnifeThrowingAct knife-thrower in a circus]]. He joined the organization because they have weird, futuristic occult-medical hybrid technology in development which might [[WorkingForABodyUpgrade give him some way to get an adult body]]. He's assigned to be the primary minion of a high-up member of the organization, [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor]] [[MadScientist Jizabel Disraeli]], who's around twenty and [[spoiler: as we get his backstory, increasingly pitiful.]] Dealt with well in that Cassian, even though all visual cues are against it, sees Disraeli as a kid. [[spoiler: Cassian is fatally wounded about as soon as his pseudo-paternal attachment to Disraeli is properly developed, and Jizabel transplants his brain into the head of a fellow villain they both hate who was recently thwarted by hubris and idiocy. (And the hero, in one of the hero's few success stories.) Cassian goes on the lam, and reappears as a handy plot device toward the end of the series' climax. Disraeli eventually [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in his arms]], lamenting the fact that he spent all this time trying to please the wrong father, Alexis, the twisted ManBehindTheMan, when he should have been looking up to Cassian.]] Cassian has many levels in awesome.
20th Jan '16 6:04:26 AM dsneybuf
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[[caption-width-right:268:Yes, Peter, people grow up outside of Neverland.]]

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[[caption-width-right:268:Yes, Peter, people grow up outside of Neverland.]]
[[labelnote:*]]Top: ''Disney/PeterPan'', Bottom: ''Disney/ReturnToNeverLand''[[/labelnote]]]]
13th Dec '15 4:49:23 PM eroock
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->''But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever, \\
So I think I'll be six for ever and ever.''
-->--Creator/AAMilne, ''Now We Are Six''

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->''But
->''"But
now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever, \\
clever,\\
So I think I'll be six for ever and ever.''
-->--Creator/AAMilne,
"''
-->-- '''Creator/AAMilne''',
''Now We Are Six''
8th Nov '15 8:11:43 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Akio, Anthy, and possibly Mikaga]] from ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' all have some form of this, with the former two are implied to have been at Ohtori Academy for centuries. At the very end of the series [[spoiler:Anthy]] decides to leave by "graduating" as a metaphor for growing up.

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* [[spoiler:Akio, Anthy, and possibly Mikaga]] from ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' all have some form of this, with the former two are implied to have been at Ohtori Academy for centuries. At the very end of the series [[spoiler:Anthy]] decides to leave by "graduating" as a metaphor for growing up.
12th May '15 12:41:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[spoiler: The Gull]] of "The Age of Five" trilogy by TrudiCanavan is sort of an example of this trope. Whilst his body is that of a seven or eight year old child, he has the knowledge and maturity that he has acquired over thousands of years of life [[spoiler: (he's also the oldest of the surviving immortals, a fact which, when revealed, causes his fellow immortals to lapse into a thoughtful silence as they wonder just how old he is.)]]

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* [[spoiler: The Gull]] of "The Age of Five" trilogy by TrudiCanavan Creator/TrudiCanavan is sort of an example of this trope. Whilst his body is that of a seven or eight year old child, he has the knowledge and maturity that he has acquired over thousands of years of life [[spoiler: (he's also the oldest of the surviving immortals, a fact which, when revealed, causes his fellow immortals to lapse into a thoughtful silence as they wonder just how old he is.)]]
6th Apr '15 10:42:58 PM nombretomado
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* Tom Baker's incarnation of the Doctor on ''DoctorWho'' lampshades this at the end of the episode "Robot" when Sarah Jane says he's acting childish:

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* Tom Baker's incarnation of the Doctor on ''DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' lampshades this at the end of the episode "Robot" when Sarah Jane says he's acting childish:
25th Mar '15 7:16:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Kiritsugu's daughter is absolutely tiny despite being eight. She's actually growing more than most [[ArtificialHuman homunculi]] of her type do but he thinks there's a 90% chance she'll stop growing before hitting puberty. [[FateStayNight In the next Grail War ten years later]] she's slightly older than Shirou yet is still the game's TokenMiniMoe.

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* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Kiritsugu's daughter is absolutely tiny despite being eight. She's actually growing more than most [[ArtificialHuman homunculi]] of her type do but he thinks there's a 90% chance she'll stop growing before hitting puberty. [[FateStayNight [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight In the next Grail War ten years later]] she's slightly older than Shirou yet is still the game's TokenMiniMoe.
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