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27th Sep '16 12:49:40 PM NNinja
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** While the first three ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games take place over three years, all (except a few who change outfits, and only outfits) of the characters keep the same sprites throughout every game. Wright {{handwave}}s this, thinking that "maybe it's 'cause we're always together, but she looks pretty much the same to me".
** The official Manga even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the fact that Maya is 19, but looks ([[GenkiGirl and acts]]) like she was still in her early-to-mid teens. Averted with Trucy and Ema, who grew realistically in the 7 years gap between game 3 and 4.
** Even worse is Pearl. She starts out as 8, in her last appearance she's 10. She should have had a couple of major growth spurts by now, but they still use the same sprite, and her reading comprehension hasn't improved much. However, for the [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies fifth game]], Pearl returns and has a noticeably more mature sprite, even if her emotes are near identical to the ones she had in earlier games.
25th Sep '16 3:13:50 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Snuggleninja'': The guy shown [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2011/12/attraction.html here.]] [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2012/03/periphial.html here.]] [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2012/02/rematch.html and here]] has remained the same age through the whole series.

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* ''Snuggleninja'': The guy shown [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2011/12/attraction.html here.]] here]] [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2012/03/periphial.html here.]] here]] [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2012/02/rematch.html and here]] has remained the same age through the whole series.
25th Sep '16 3:13:21 PM WillKeaton
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in this ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' [[http://m.assetbar.com/achewood/uua1pghHz strip]]. When the one-sentence capsule of a character is "Phillipe is five", then that's all there is to it. He recently celebrated his fifth birthday ''again''.

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in this ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' [[http://m.assetbar.com/achewood/uua1pghHz strip]]. strip.]] When the one-sentence capsule of a character is "Phillipe is five", then that's all there is to it. He recently celebrated his fifth birthday ''again''.



* ''Snuggleninja'': The guy shown [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2011/12/attraction.html here]], [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2012/03/periphial.html here]], [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2012/02/rematch.html and here]] has remained the same age through the whole series.

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* ''Snuggleninja'': The guy shown [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2011/12/attraction.html here]], here.]] [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2012/03/periphial.html here]], here.]] [[http://snuggleninja.blogspot.com/2012/02/rematch.html and here]] has remained the same age through the whole series.
25th Sep '16 3:10:55 PM WillKeaton
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** Made even more obvious by the fact that Soleil Moon Frye would eventually have to have breast reduction surgery at 16 because of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantomastia gigantomastia]].

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** Made even more obvious by the fact that Soleil Moon Frye would eventually have to have breast reduction surgery at 16 because of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantomastia gigantomastia]].gigantomastia.]]
22nd Sep '16 12:53:07 AM ivfl
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** To sum things up, if The Simpsons had been allowed to grow up, as of now (2015) Bart would be 36 years old (born 1979), Lisa would be either 33 or 34 (born 1981)[[note]]This depends on whether or not her 8th birthday in ''Stark Raving Dad'' is [[RetCon retroactive]] to the beginning of the series.[[/note]], Homer would be 62 (born 1953, which would make him 36 in 1989, but his current age has been retconned to 40), Marge would be 60 (born 1955, which would make her 34 in 1989, but her current age has been retconned to 38), and Maggie would be 27 (born 1988). In the present day, Bart's birth year is now 2005, Lisa's 2007, Homer's 1975, Marge's 1977, and Maggie's 2014.

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** To sum things up, if The Simpsons had been allowed to grow up, as of now (2015) (2016) Bart would be 36 37 years old (born 1979), Lisa would be either 33 34 or 34 35 (born 1981)[[note]]This depends on whether or not her 8th birthday in ''Stark Raving Dad'' is [[RetCon retroactive]] to the beginning of the series.[[/note]], Homer would be 62 63 (born 1953, which would make him 36 in 1989, but his current age has been retconned to 40), Marge would be 60 61 (born 1955, which would make her 34 in 1989, but her current age has been retconned to 38), and Maggie would be 27 28 (born 1988). In the present day, Bart's birth year is now 2005, 2006, Lisa's 2007, 2008, Homer's 1975, 1976, Marge's 1977, 1978, and Maggie's 2014.2015.
17th Sep '16 11:12:06 AM WaggishPony
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* The writers behind ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' deliberately [[AbortedArc aborted an arc]] in order to prevent this trope from affecting any of the show's actors. The first season introduced the Anointed One, a vampire with the appearance of a prepubescent boy. He was initally planned to be the BigBad of the second season, but his actor ran the risk of entering puberty within even a single year, and Buffyverse vampires are not supposed to age. Hence, the Anointed One was casually written out and replaced by Spike and Drusilla. Additionally, Dawn is introduced as a fourteen-year-old girl in season five, though doesn't enter her freshman year of high school until the seventh season.

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* The writers behind ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' deliberately [[AbortedArc aborted an arc]] in order to prevent this trope from affecting any of the show's actors. The first season introduced the Anointed One, a vampire with the appearance of a prepubescent boy. He was initally planned to be the BigBad of the second season, but his actor ran the risk of entering puberty within even a single year, and Buffyverse vampires are not supposed to age. Hence, the Anointed One was casually written out and replaced by Spike and Drusilla. Additionally, Dawn is introduced as a fourteen-year-old girl in season five, though doesn't enter her freshman year of high school until the seventh season.
17th Sep '16 11:08:40 AM WaggishPony
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* The writers behind ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' deliberately [[AbortedArc aborted an arc]] in order to prevent this trope from affecting any of the show's actors. The first season introduced the Anointed One, a vampire with the appearance of a prepubescent boy. He was initally planned to be the BigBad of the second season, but his actor ran the risk of entering puberty within even a single year, and Buffyverse vampires are not supposed to age. Hence, the Anointed One was casually written out and replaced by Spike and Drusilla.

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* The writers behind ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' deliberately [[AbortedArc aborted an arc]] in order to prevent this trope from affecting any of the show's actors. The first season introduced the Anointed One, a vampire with the appearance of a prepubescent boy. He was initally planned to be the BigBad of the second season, but his actor ran the risk of entering puberty within even a single year, and Buffyverse vampires are not supposed to age. Hence, the Anointed One was casually written out and replaced by Spike and Drusilla. Additionally, Dawn is introduced as a fourteen-year-old girl in season five, though doesn't enter her freshman year of high school until the seventh season.



* The boys in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' took three seasons to go from the third grade to the fourth. The show is now in its eighteenth season and they're still in fourth grade.

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* The boys in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' took three seasons to go from the third grade to the fourth. The show is now in its eighteenth twentieth season and they're still in fourth grade.
12th Sep '16 5:12:37 PM Fangusu
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* ''Series/FamilyAffair'' ran for five years and, more importantly, lasted long enough for its youngest cast member, Creator/AnissaJones, to enter the initial stages of puberty in the middle of production. In spite of this, the writers insisted that her character as well as her public image should remain that of a very young, prepubescent girl. Thus, in the later years of the show's run, Anissa Jones was forced to [[SuppressedMammaries conceal her developing breasts]], tie her hair up in GirlishPigtails, and hold the Mrs. Beasley doll when working on the set or making promotional appearances. Her many requests that her character's dialogue be made less childish were all turned down. This is often cited as a major factor in her eventual death by drug overdose, along with her parents' divorce, which was finalized two years after the show ended.

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* ''Series/FamilyAffair'' ran for five years and, more importantly, lasted long enough for its youngest cast member, Creator/AnissaJones, to enter the initial stages of puberty in the middle of production. In spite of this, the writers insisted that her character as well as her public image should remain that of a very young, prepubescent girl. Thus, in the later years of the show's run, Anissa Jones was forced to [[SuppressedMammaries conceal her developing breasts]], tie her hair up in GirlishPigtails, and hold the Mrs. Beasley doll when working on the set or making promotional appearances. Her many requests that her character's dialogue be made less childish were all turned down. This is often cited as a major factor in her eventual death by drug overdose, along with her parents' divorce, which was finalized two years after the show ended.
12th Sep '16 4:53:55 PM Fangusu
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* An infamous and tragic example: Buffy from ''Series/FamilyAffair''. Actress Creator/AnissaJones was contractually obligated to play the role and make promotional appearances with her [[SuppressedMammaries breasts bound]], her hair in GirlishPigtails, and clutching the Mrs. Beasley doll even as she grew into her teens. This is often cited as a major factor in her eventual death by drug overdose.

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* An infamous and tragic example: Buffy from ''Series/FamilyAffair''. Actress Creator/AnissaJones ''Series/FamilyAffair'' ran for five years and, more importantly, lasted long enough for its youngest cast member, Creator/AnissaJones, to enter the initial stages of puberty in the middle of production. In spite of this, the writers insisted that her character as well as her public image should remain that of a very young, prepubescent girl. Thus, in the later years of the show's run, Anissa Jones was contractually obligated forced to play the role and make promotional appearances with her [[SuppressedMammaries breasts bound]], conceal her developing breasts]], tie her hair up in GirlishPigtails, and clutching hold the Mrs. Beasley doll even as she grew into when working on the set or making promotional appearances. Her many requests that her teens. character's dialogue be made less childish were all turned down. This is often cited as a major factor in her eventual death by drug overdose.overdose, along with her parents' divorce, which was finalized two years after the show ended.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' [[AbortedArc aborted an arc]] to prevent this. Season one introduced the Anointed One, a prepubescent boy vampire who was planned to be the main villain for the second season. However, vampires don't age and the actor would age even over just that single year, so the Anointed One was casually offed and replaced by Spike and Drusilla early in the second season.

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* The writers behind ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' deliberately [[AbortedArc aborted an arc]] in order to prevent this. Season one this trope from affecting any of the show's actors. The first season introduced the Anointed One, a vampire with the appearance of a prepubescent boy vampire who boy. He was initally planned to be the main villain for BigBad of the second season. However, vampires don't age and the season, but his actor would age ran the risk of entering puberty within even over just that a single year, so and Buffyverse vampires are not supposed to age. Hence, the Anointed One was casually offed written out and replaced by Spike and Drusilla early in the second season.Drusilla.



* When it comes to this trope, female child actors suffer more than male child actors. Girls usually hit puberty a little earlier than boys; this means that girls tend to gain curves and breasts before boys gain muscles, chest hair, facial hair and widened shoulders. Secondary sexual characteristics in general are ''very'' difficult to conceal without effort.

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* When it comes to this trope, female child actors suffer more than male child actors. Girls usually hit puberty a little earlier than boys; this means that girls tend to gain curves boys, and breasts before boys gain muscles, chest hair, facial hair and widened shoulders. Secondary secondary sexual characteristics in general are ''very'' difficult to conceal without effort.
11th Sep '16 11:50:45 AM Fangusu
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* Film studios used to object to child stars growing up. It was not until TheSeventies did they finally figure out how to manage a smooth upshift from adorable child star to TeenIdol. When Creator/JudyGarland was cast in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', she had her breasts strapped down in order to look as young as possible for the role of Dorothy Gale. The SuppressedMammaries, however, were obviously not enough to make her pass for a little girl (as opposed to a 16-year-old), because most 21st-century viewers, [[AdaptationDisplacement who have not read the source material(s)]] think that Dorothy is ''supposed'' to be a teenager. To put it in perspective, the initial casting choice for Dorothy was Creator/ShirleyTemple who, at the time, fit the book description of the character much better than Creator/JudyGarland.

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* Film studios used to object to child stars growing up. It was not until TheSeventies did they finally figure out how to manage a smooth upshift from adorable child star to TeenIdol. When Creator/JudyGarland was cast in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', she had her breasts strapped down in order to look as young as possible for the role of Dorothy Gale. The SuppressedMammaries, however, were obviously not enough to make her pass for a little girl (as opposed to a 16-year-old), because most 21st-century viewers, [[AdaptationDisplacement who have not read the source material(s)]] material(s)]], think that Dorothy is ''supposed'' to be a teenager. To put it in perspective, the initial casting choice for Dorothy was Creator/ShirleyTemple who, at the time, fit the book description of the character much better than Creator/JudyGarland.
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