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14th Jun '16 4:42:40 AM Dravencour
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The trope name is something of a misnomer, since in J.M. Barrie's ''Literature/PeterPan'', being on Neverland didn't actually stop anyone from growing older, though it works that way in many adaptations.

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The trope name, which comes from the name is something of a misnomer, since the MagicalLand in J.M. Barrie's ''Literature/PeterPan'', is something of a misnomer, since being on in Neverland didn't actually stop anyone from growing older, though it works that way in many adaptations.
28th Mar '16 4:59:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E06ChildhoodsEnd "Childhood's End"]] features a set of villages populated entirely by children (and young adults) because they commit ritual suicide upon turning 24.

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* The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E06ChildhoodsEnd "Childhood's End"]] features a set of villages populated entirely by children (and young adults) because they commit ritual suicide upon turning 24. This is revealed to be the result of an Ancient setting up a forcefield on the planet to protect them from the Wraith, but because the shield was only so big they turned to PopulationControl.
29th Nov '15 12:18:02 PM morenohijazo
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* The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Childhood's End" features a set of villages populated entirely by children (and young adults) because they commit ritual suicide upon turning 24.

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* The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E06ChildhoodsEnd "Childhood's End" End"]] features a set of villages populated entirely by children (and young adults) because they commit ritual suicide upon turning 24.
29th Nov '15 11:54:45 AM morenohijazo
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* The ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "Miri" contains a fairly dark example: A planet of [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld long-lived, unaging]] children who sicken and die upon reaching long-delayed adolescence.

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* The ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "Miri" [[Recap/StarTrekS1E8Miri "Miri"]] contains a fairly dark example: A planet of [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld long-lived, unaging]] children who sicken and die upon reaching long-delayed adolescence.
23rd Oct '15 4:41:09 PM nombretomado
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** Interestingly, it's never revealed whether the reason is that the Kokiri themselves are immortal, if it comes from all the [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairies that congregate there]], or if it's because of the mysterious protection of the Deku Tree (the implication in the sequel WindWaker is that the Kokiri might just be its humanoid ''children'', with a lifespan comparable to its own)

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** Interestingly, it's never revealed whether the reason is that the Kokiri themselves are immortal, if it comes from all the [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairies that congregate there]], or if it's because of the mysterious protection of the Deku Tree (the implication in the sequel WindWaker ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' is that the Kokiri might just be its humanoid ''children'', with a lifespan comparable to its own)
16th Jun '15 11:37:29 AM Paranoia
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** Interestingly, it's never revealed whether the reason is that the Kokiri themselves are immortal, if it comes from all the [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairies that congregate there]], or if it's because of the mysterious protection of the Deku Tree.

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** Interestingly, it's never revealed whether the reason is that the Kokiri themselves are immortal, if it comes from all the [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairies that congregate there]], or if it's because of the mysterious protection of the Deku Tree.Tree (the implication in the sequel WindWaker is that the Kokiri might just be its humanoid ''children'', with a lifespan comparable to its own)
20th Mar '15 6:03:57 AM jormis29
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* The RealityShow ''KidNation'' was based off this trope.

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* The RealityShow ''KidNation'' ''Series/KidNation'' was based off this trope.
25th Jun '13 5:20:24 PM GlennMagusHarvey
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Not to be confused with the game developer {{Creator/Neverland}}.
6th Mar '13 5:00:01 PM Xtifr
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* Cittagazze in HisDarkMaterials. The Spectres suck the soul out of anyone who has hit puberty.
* In ''{{Everlost}}'' by NealShusterman, the titular Everlost is populated by ghost children who are ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. One of the oldest-looking children was fifteen at the time of death.

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* Cittagazze in HisDarkMaterials.''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''. The Spectres suck the soul out of anyone who has hit puberty.
* In ''{{Everlost}}'' ''Literature/{{Everlost}}'' by NealShusterman, the titular Everlost is populated by ghost children who are ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. One of the oldest-looking children was fifteen at the time of death.
28th Jan '13 8:58:52 PM Willbyr
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* Youngtown in ''VideoGame/EarthBoundZero'', due to AlienAbduction of all of the [[OnlyFatalToAdults adults]].

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* Youngtown in ''VideoGame/EarthBoundZero'', ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'', due to AlienAbduction of all of the [[OnlyFatalToAdults adults]].



* Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor features this with the [[OurElvesAreDifferent elves]] - due to a goof by a now-reviled elven king (who wanted his people to be able not to die of old age and apparently went to a LiteralGenie for his wish) elves are perpetually young - but not long-lived. They only live to about twenty or so, and then die of 'old age'. The result is that most of the elven territories are inhabited by half-wild children. To make things even worse, it's implied that, as a result, their civilization has gone from being able to match the humans or even the [[TheFairFolk Sidhe]] to something out of ''Lord of the Flies''. Half-elves, although longer-lived, still have much briefer lifespans than humans or Raccoonan - they only get anywhere from ten to twenty years more. There is allegedly an artifact out there somewhere that can fix the problem, but it's missing so it looks like our hero Quentyn has another item to keep an eye out for in his grand quest.

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* Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' features this with the [[OurElvesAreDifferent elves]] - due to a goof by a now-reviled elven king (who wanted his people to be able not to die of old age and apparently went to a LiteralGenie for his wish) elves are perpetually young - but not long-lived. They only live to about twenty or so, and then die of 'old age'. The result is that most of the elven territories are inhabited by half-wild children. To make things even worse, it's implied that, as a result, their civilization has gone from being able to match the humans or even the [[TheFairFolk Sidhe]] to something out of ''Lord of the Flies''. Half-elves, although longer-lived, still have much briefer lifespans than humans or Raccoonan - they only get anywhere from ten to twenty years more. There is allegedly an artifact out there somewhere that can fix the problem, but it's missing so it looks like our hero Quentyn has another item to keep an eye out for in his grand quest.
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