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16th Jan '18 4:11:25 PM Divra
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* Pinocchio in ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'' has this. Bad. He got his wish and [[ExactWords became a real boy]]. He has (physically) remained a boy of around eight, in spite of pushing 150 by the time the series rolled around. He is deeply unhappy about this fact.
6th Jan '18 3:34:03 AM jormis29
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* Both of the above instances were deliberate on the part of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, after seeing sharp drop-offs in readerships of books that averted this and had the characters grow up (notably the likes of Judy Bolton and Cherry Ames) they decided eternally youthful was the way to go.

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* Both of the above instances were deliberate on the part of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, after seeing sharp drop-offs in readerships of books that averted this and had the characters grow up (notably the likes of Judy Bolton Literature/JudyBolton and Cherry Ames) Literature/CherryAmes) they decided eternally youthful was the way to go.
4th Jan '18 3:46:37 PM merotoker
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* Red from ''Manga/PocketMonsters'' hasn't aged much in twenty years. The manga is even older than the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime but he still seems like a kid.



* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Even though every season of the anime features holiday and birthday specials and there are direct references to previous years, the human characters still keep their original ages and are still in the same school years. The same happens with Tamama, who still keeps a tadpole's tail and white face, even though Taruru, a Keronian younger than him, matured in the 2nd season.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the manga, when Fuyuki said that he was "just 12(?) years old" in a later volume.
** Irregularly contradicted by the anime itself, which is also the biggest offender due to the number of holiday and anniversary episodes. Paul, in Episode 92, mentions that Momoka's birth was commemorated 13 years ago, and Natsumi was said to be 14 in the second movie, which means that the entire cast aged at least one year. There are also various references to the Keroro platoon spending years on Earth and vague comments about the human characters getting older. However, official guidebooks still keep everyone's starting ages and school years as the only official ones.
*** The newest databook for the manga (as of volume 23) actually said that the human characters had aged one year since the start of the series, breaking away from the manga's previous references to the lack of aging of the human cast.



* Red from ''Manga/PocketMonsters'' hasn't aged much in twenty years. The manga is even older than the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime but he still seems like a kid.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Even though every season of the anime features holiday and birthday specials and there are direct references to previous years, the human characters still keep their original ages and are still in the same school years. The same happens with Tamama, who still keeps a tadpole's tail and white face, even though Taruru, a Keronian younger than him, matured in the 2nd season.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the manga, when Fuyuki said that he was "just 12(?) years old" in a later volume.
** Irregularly contradicted by the anime itself, which is also the biggest offender due to the number of holiday and anniversary episodes. Paul, in Episode 92, mentions that Momoka's birth was commemorated 13 years ago, and Natsumi was said to be 14 in the second movie, which means that the entire cast aged at least one year. There are also various references to the Keroro platoon spending years on Earth and vague comments about the human characters getting older. However, official guidebooks still keep everyone's starting ages and school years as the only official ones.
*** The newest databook for the manga (as of volume 23) actually said that the human characters had aged one year since the start of the series, breaking away from the manga's previous references to the lack of aging of the human cast.



* Marvel's ComicBook/KittyPryde eventually escaped this fate, mostly because Creator/WarrenEllis wrote her into a romance with the much older Pete Wisdom. Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}, however, was introduced as a fifteen-year-old in 1989, aged down to ''thirteen'' when she was added to the cast of the ''Comicbook/GenerationX'' title, established as sixteen in her short-lived self-titled series in 2004, and as of a 2011 miniseries was said to be seventeen. Sharp-eyed readers have observed that this means that, due to other screwing around with the continuity of the X-Men comics, Jubilee is now younger than ''Pixie'', who was the youngest of the New X-Men when introduced in ''2004''. Given that the subject of the 2011 miniseries was [[spoiler:Jubilee having come to terms with her new vampirism]], there's no reason to assume that she's going to be aging up much anytime soon, even though Marvel's officially-stated time system says she should be 22 by now.[[note]]Marvel officially says that 3 years real time is 1 year in the Marvel Universe. In practice this example is more of a rule than an exception.[[/note]] She did turn 18 eventually, but there's been no indication if she's aged since then (and even then, she'll always look 17, being a vampire and all that).

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* Marvel's ComicBook/KittyPryde eventually escaped this fate, mostly because Creator/WarrenEllis wrote her into a romance with the much older Pete Wisdom. Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}, however, was introduced as a fifteen-year-old in 1989, aged down to ''thirteen'' when she was added to the cast of the ''Comicbook/GenerationX'' title, established as sixteen in her short-lived self-titled series in 2004, and as of a 2011 miniseries was said to be seventeen. Sharp-eyed readers have observed that this means that, due to other screwing around with the continuity of the X-Men comics, Jubilee is now younger than ''Pixie'', who was the youngest of the New X-Men when introduced in ''2004''. Given that the subject of the 2011 miniseries was [[spoiler:Jubilee having come to terms with her new vampirism]], there's no reason to assume that she's going to be aging up much anytime soon, even though Marvel's officially-stated time system says she should be 22 by now.[[note]]Marvel officially says that 3 years real time is 1 year in the Marvel Universe. In practice this example is more of a rule than an exception.[[/note]] She did turn 18 eventually, but there's been no indication if she's aged since then (and [[spoiler:(and even then, she'll always look 17, being a vampire and all that).that)]].



* None of the characters in ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' age. The teenagers have been in high school for decades, with the exact same teachers and principal. In fact, the publication commonly tout Archie as the world's oldest teenager. This trope is exactly why ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'' was conceived-- to show what could happen if the characters did all grow up (in fact it had two separate arcs about "What if Archie married Betty?" and "What if Archie married Veronica?"). The made-for-tv 90s film ''Film/ArchieToRiverdaleAndBackAgain'' was similarly created to depict how the teens could be as adults. There was also ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries'', which showed a middle-aged Archie during a Time Travel episode.
* In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', Peter has been roughly 15 or 16 since the beginning. In 2000. [[WordOfGod Brian Michael Bendis]] even invoked this trope: "''The Simpsons'' have kept their ages for more than a decade, we can do that too." He plans to have 100 issues equal 1 year, and if Spider-Man lives that long he will eventually be old enough to drink. Of course, it's academic now that [[spoiler: Peter bit the dust, and the new Spider-Man, Miles Morales, is around the same age Peter was at the beginning of the series]].

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* None of the characters in ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' age. The teenagers have been in high school for decades, with the exact same teachers and principal. In fact, the publication commonly tout Archie as the world's oldest teenager. This trope is exactly why ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'' was conceived-- to show what could happen if the characters did all grow up (in fact it had two separate arcs about "What if Archie married Betty?" and "What if Archie married Veronica?"). The made-for-tv 90s film MadeForTVMovie ''Film/ArchieToRiverdaleAndBackAgain'' was similarly created to depict how the teens could be as adults. There was also ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries'', which showed a middle-aged Archie during a Time Travel episode.
* In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', Peter has been roughly 15 or 16 since the beginning. In 2000. [[WordOfGod Brian Michael Bendis]] even invoked this trope: "''The Simpsons'' have kept their ages for more than a decade, we can do that too." He plans to have 100 issues equal 1 year, and if Spider-Man lives that long he will eventually be old enough to drink. Of course, it's it became academic now that when [[spoiler: Peter bit the dust, and the new Spider-Man, Miles Morales, is around the same age Peter was at the beginning of the series]].



** There was some ageing going on at DC before the Crisis. Dick went off to college in 1969's Batman #219. He stayed 18 through the Seventies, and was 19 or maybe 20 by the time he changed his name to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}. Creator/JackKirby had officially aged Comicbook/JimmyOlsen to 21 in the 1970's. And Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} had gone from a little teenybopper to a full-grown young woman by the 80's. After the Crisis, though, [[DoubleStandard Jimmy got turned back into a kid,]] [[SidekickGraduationsStick while Dick got to stay an adult,]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog and poor Kara got erased from existence.]]

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** There was some ageing aging going on at DC before the Crisis. Dick went off to college in 1969's Batman #219. He stayed 18 through the Seventies, and was 19 or maybe 20 by the time he changed his name to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}. Creator/JackKirby had officially aged Comicbook/JimmyOlsen to 21 in the 1970's. And Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} had gone from a little teenybopper to a full-grown young woman by the 80's. After the Crisis, though, [[DoubleStandard Jimmy got turned back into a kid,]] [[SidekickGraduationsStick while Dick got to stay an adult,]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog and poor Kara got erased from existence.]]



* After ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' moved from NBC, Soleil Moon Frye started developing early and went through a massive growth spurt. At first, producers dealt with the situation by binding her breasts while still playing the character off as, physically, a prepubescent child. When the premise became too unbelievable, Punky was finally allowed to have her puberty. The first episode that admitted Punky was growing up begins with Punky marching in on her caretaker at breakfast and announcing proudly ''[[RefugeInAudacity "Henry, guess what? I'm getting boobs."]]'' 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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* After ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' moved from NBC, Soleil Moon Frye started developing early and went through a massive growth spurt. At first, producers dealt with the situation by binding her breasts while still playing the character off as, physically, a prepubescent child. When the premise became too unbelievable, Punky was finally allowed to have her puberty. The first episode that admitted Punky was growing up begins with Punky marching in on her caretaker at breakfast and announcing proudly ''[[RefugeInAudacity "Henry, guess what? I'm getting boobs."]]'' 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.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantomastia org/wiki/Breast_hypertrophy gigantomastia.]]



* The managers of the Puerto Rican BoyBand Menudo kept the group young by use of a simple method: every member would be obligatorily replaced when he reached his 16th birthday, his voice changed, grew facial hair, or got too tall.

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* The managers of the Puerto Rican BoyBand Menudo Music/{{Menudo}} kept the group young by use of a simple method: every member would be obligatorily replaced when he reached his 16th birthday, his voice changed, grew facial hair, or got too tall.



** In ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2}}'', only the Sims in the household you're currently playing as will age; so unless you regularly switch between households, it will likely end up with your elderly sim's old friends from elementary school still being children.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2}}'', ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', only the Sims in the household you're currently playing as will age; so unless you regularly switch between households, it will likely end up with your elderly sim's old friends from elementary school still being children.



** Lampshaded in the New Year's Eve episode;

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* In the third season premiere from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball, when Gumball and Darwin's voices are getting deeper (as were their voice actors'), it is mentioned they are part of the 1% of people who never grow up. After that, their voice actors were replaced with younger ones (which were replaced again after they hit puberty). Despite this, none of the characters appears to age, though they do commemorate birthdays.

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* In the third season premiere from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball, ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', when Gumball and Darwin's voices are getting deeper (as were their voice actors'), it is mentioned they are part of the 1% of people who never grow up. After that, their voice actors were replaced with younger ones (which were replaced again after they hit puberty). Despite this, none of the characters appears appear to age, though they do commemorate birthdays.



* WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}, if perhaps allowed to grow up a bit, experiences a very dragged-out childhood. In the earliest books from the 1990s, he is a baby. In the very early installments of the television series, he is 3. From then on, he is officially 4, as stated in the theme song, "''I'm just a kid who's 4 / Each day I grow some more!''" However, in later seasons he takes more steps into school and eventually starts attending playschool and mixing more with older kids. And that's where things stand as of 2017.
* ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'' is another one that uses this somewhat oddly. We're given regular indicators that the characters are becoming older and more mature, such as them being told that they're older and big enough to think of what to do. Daniel also has a sister that is born during the series and now is supposed be 14 months old according WordOfGod and also showing signs growing, such as taking her first steps. Yet, we see no physical signs of growth in most of the characters and everyone is still attending class together with the same teacher.



** This is {{averted}} with the ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' cast. Max and PJ were 11 in the show (1992), 14 in ''Disney/AGoofyMovie'' (1995) and 18-19 in ''An Extremely Goofy Movie'' (2000). However, in Max's limited appearances outside the ''Goof Troop'' universe (''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' and the Christmas specials) he has a somewhat ''inconsistent'' age, but does still seem to age in RealTime. This would put Max's, PJ's and the friend Bobby's date of birth around the early 1980s putting them as of now in their early 30's.

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** This is {{averted}} {{averted|Trope}} with the ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' cast. Max and PJ were 11 in the show (1992), 14 in ''Disney/AGoofyMovie'' (1995) and 18-19 in ''An Extremely Goofy Movie'' (2000). However, in Max's limited appearances outside the ''Goof Troop'' universe (''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' and the Christmas specials) he has a somewhat ''inconsistent'' age, but does still seem to age in RealTime. This would put Max's, PJ's and the friend Bobby's date of birth around the early 1980s putting them as of now in their early 30's.



* Averted by ''WesternAnimation/TheLongLongHoliday'', which takes place over 6 years. If you look closely, the child characters do get taller over the course of the series.
* ''WesternAnimaton/TheLoudHouse'': So far, there have been two episodes set on separate April Fools' Days (''April Fools Rules'' and ''Fool's Paradise''), thus proving that at least a year has passed in-universe. Yet none of the characters appear any older, or are stated to have aged a year. Likewise, Clyde and Lincoln are still in the same class.



** However, floating timelines have their own conditions for each series, where with the ''Rugrats'' series, it is possible that the cast were stuck in the year of 1991 (when the series debuted) for 10 years, since no references to the current year or pop-culture were ever made, since the series is set in the point of view of infants and toddlers. However, one of the episodes from the later seasons implied Charlotte was a teen in the 80s and Chaz is shown on the internet in the second film.

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** However, floating timelines have their own conditions for each series, where with the ''Rugrats'' series, it is possible that the cast were stuck in the year of 1991 (when the series debuted) for 10 years, since no references to the current year or pop-culture were ever made, since the series is set in the point of view of infants and toddlers. However, one of the episodes from the later seasons implied Charlotte was a teen in the 80s and Chaz is shown on the internet Internet in the second film.



** Though if one take the live action films to be canon, Velma lampshades it by saying something about Scrappy not being a puppy, that he really just has a pituitary gland problem.

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** Though if one take takes the live action films to be canon, Velma lampshades it by saying something about Scrappy not being a puppy, that he really just has a pituitary gland problem.



** In the episode where Apu and Manjula's octuplets are born, Manjula goes from trying to get pregnant for a few months, to being pregnant, to having octuplets, and for those octuplets to be ''older than Maggie'' (they're shown to be able to speak a few words while Maggie is still silent) without any of the Simpsons kids ageing a day.

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** In the episode where Apu and Manjula's octuplets are born, Manjula goes from trying to get pregnant for a few months, to being pregnant, to having octuplets, and for those octuplets to be ''older than Maggie'' (they're shown to be able to speak a few words while Maggie is still silent) without any of the Simpsons kids ageing aging a day.



** In a ''Simpsons''-like ([[RunningGag Simpsons Did It!]]) age fix, the episode "You Have 0 Friends" shows Stan's birth year as 2001... even though there was an episode in the fifth season when the boys went to third grade in a post-9/11 situation.

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** In a ''Simpsons''-like ([[RunningGag Simpsons Did It!]]) age fix, the episode "You Have 0 Friends" shows Stan's birth year as 2001... even though there was an episode in the fifth season when the boys went to third fourth grade in a post-9/11 situation.



* ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'' is another one that uses this somewhat oddly. We're given regular indicators that the characters are becoming older and more mature, such as them being told that they're older and big enough to think of what to do. Daniel also has a sister that is born during the series and now is supposed be 14 months old according WordOfGod and also showing signs growing, such as taking her first steps. Yet, we see no physical signs of growth in most of the characters and everyone is still attending class together with the same teacher.
* WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}, if perhaps allowed to grow up a bit, experiences a very dragged-out childhood. In the earliest books from the 1990s, he is a baby. In the very early installments of the television series, he is 3. From then on, he is officially 4, as stated in the theme song, "''I'm just a kid who's 4 / Each day I grow some more!''" However, in later seasons he takes more steps into school and eventually starts attending playschool and mixing more with older kids. And that's where things stand as of 2017.



* ''WesternAnimaton/TheLoudHouse'': So far, there have been two episodes set on seperate April Fools' Days (''April Fools Rules'' and ''Fool's Paradise''), thus proving that at least a year has passed in-universe. Yet none of the characters appear any older, or are stated to have aged a year. Likewise, Clyde and Lincoln are still in the same class.
* Averted by ''WesternAnimation/TheLongLongHoliday'', which takes place over 6 years. If you look closely, the child characters do get taller over the course of the series.



* Creator/MaraWilson has been subjected to this, both by studios (she wore a binder while filming Thomas and the Magic Railroad to hide her growing breasts) and by fans, which Wilson herself has LampShaded.

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* Creator/MaraWilson has been subjected to this, both by studios (she wore a binder while filming Thomas and the Magic Railroad ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' to hide her growing breasts) and by fans, which Wilson herself has LampShaded.{{lampshade|Hanging}}d.



27th Dec '17 2:08:52 PM Arha
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* While ''Manga/DragonBall'' is notably renowned for averting this trope (and pioneering its aversion in other series), it comes into play in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' with the various kid characters. According to the timeline placement Goten and Trunks should be in their early teens but still look and act as they did in the Buu Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Krillin's daughter Marron, while a more minor character is an even more egregious example, still looking and acting like a toddler despite being around 8 years old at this point.

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* While ''Manga/DragonBall'' is notably renowned for averting this trope (and pioneering its aversion in other series), it comes into play in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' with the various kid characters. According to the timeline placement Goten and Trunks should be in their early mid teens but still look and act as they did in the Buu Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Krillin's daughter Marron, while a more minor character is an even more egregious example, still looking and acting like a toddler despite being around 8 ten years old at this point.
15th Dec '17 5:25:02 AM moloch
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** There was some aging going on at DC before the Crisis. Dick had changed his name to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} and was college age by the time the Crisis rolled around. Creator/JackKirby had officially aged Comicbook/JimmyOlsen to 21 in the 1970's. And Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} had gone from a little teenybopper to a full-grown young woman by the 80's. After the Crisis, though, [[DoubleStandard Jimmy got turned back into a kid,]] [[SidekickGraduationsStick while Dick got to stay an adult,]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog and poor Kara got erased from existence.]]
*** In actuality, Dick Grayson was sent off to college in 1969's Batman #219 as part of an effort to bring Batman back to his darker roots and get away from the camp of the tv series. He pretty much remained 18 through the 70's and early 80's and was aged to 19 about the time he became Nightwing.
** And then there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Gordon Barbara Gordon]], who, back in the 70's and early 80's, was much older than Dick. She was a member of Congress in DC at one point, and was [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S5r3KYRdkSQ/Trw1UZYitvI/AAAAAAAADQw/XgpixUdWLH4/s1600/oracle+cover.jpg founder and leader]] of the super team ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. Now, in ComicBook/TheNew52, she is a [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_Cuay6hstXU/U8AZ-ixX1HI/AAAAAAAAf7Y/k2oXpmXRpN8/s1600/batgirl-babstarr22.jpg 14 year old girl]] who dreams of joining the Birds. Her age was first decreased in the 1990s, which also correlated with ber becoming a love interest for Dick, however she was still an adult then.

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** There was some aging ageing going on at DC before the Crisis. Dick had went off to college in 1969's Batman #219. He stayed 18 through the Seventies, and was 19 or maybe 20 by the time he changed his name to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} and was college age by the time the Crisis rolled around.ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}. Creator/JackKirby had officially aged Comicbook/JimmyOlsen to 21 in the 1970's. And Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} had gone from a little teenybopper to a full-grown young woman by the 80's. After the Crisis, though, [[DoubleStandard Jimmy got turned back into a kid,]] [[SidekickGraduationsStick while Dick got to stay an adult,]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog and poor Kara got erased from existence.]]
*** In actuality, Dick Grayson was sent off to college in 1969's Batman #219 as part of an effort to bring Batman back to his darker roots and get away from the camp of the tv series. He pretty much remained 18 through the 70's and early 80's and was aged to 19 about the time he became Nightwing.
** And then there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Gordon Barbara Gordon]], who, back in the 70's and early 80's, was much older than Dick. She was a member of Congress in DC at one point, and was [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S5r3KYRdkSQ/Trw1UZYitvI/AAAAAAAADQw/XgpixUdWLH4/s1600/oracle+cover.jpg founder and leader]] of the super team ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. Now, in ComicBook/TheNew52, she is a [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_Cuay6hstXU/U8AZ-ixX1HI/AAAAAAAAf7Y/k2oXpmXRpN8/s1600/batgirl-babstarr22.jpg 14 year old girl]] who dreams of joining the Birds. Her age was first decreased in the 1990s, which also correlated with ber her becoming a love interest for Dick, however she was still an adult then.
14th Dec '17 6:57:24 PM thecarolinabull01
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* The kids in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' never seem to age through 100 episodes and one movie, despite the fact that judging by the order of their holidays, they've been in 4th grade for 2-3 years. (Christmas->Valentine's Day->Halloween->Thanksgiving->Veterans Day->Spring Break->April Fool's Day -- In that order)

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* The kids in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' never seem to age through 100 episodes and [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheMovie one movie, movie]], despite the fact that judging by the order of their holidays, they've been in 4th grade for 2-3 years. (Christmas->Valentine's Day->Halloween->Thanksgiving->Veterans Day->Spring Break->April Fool's Day -- In that order)order). They age about a year and a half in [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie the second movie]], even though it takes place in the present day, [[invoked]] [[TechnologyMarchesOn with beepers being obsolete and replaced by cellphones and Wi-Fi]].
3rd Dec '17 4:30:59 AM scooter
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* ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' started out this way. Then the characters were gathered together to receive a memo from the cartoonist announcing that thenceforward they would age normally (Urchin was declared immune). Rayne did not take it well. Later plots included Rayne acclimating to his young niece Ashley growing up, as well as his own progress from youthful {{Manchild}} to middle-aged {{Manchild}}.
18th Nov '17 4:23:46 PM CeaselessPhoenicopterine
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* In the third season premiere from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball, when Gumball and Darwin's voices are getting deeper (as were their voice actors'), it is mentioned they are part of the 1% of people who never grow up. After that, their voice actors were replaced with younger ones (which were replaced again after they hit puberty). Despite this, none of the characters appears to age, though they do commemorate birthdays.
1st Nov '17 8:15:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* None of the characters in ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' age. The teenagers have been in high school for decades, with the exact same teachers and principal. In fact, the publication commonly tout Archie as the world's oldest teenager. This trope is exactly why ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'' was conceived-- to show what could happen if the characters did all grow up (in fact it had two separate arcs about "What if Archie married Betty?" and "What if Archie married Veronica?"). There was also ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries'', which showed a middle-aged Archie during a Time Travel episode.

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* None of the characters in ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' age. The teenagers have been in high school for decades, with the exact same teachers and principal. In fact, the publication commonly tout Archie as the world's oldest teenager. This trope is exactly why ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'' was conceived-- to show what could happen if the characters did all grow up (in fact it had two separate arcs about "What if Archie married Betty?" and "What if Archie married Veronica?"). The made-for-tv 90s film ''Film/ArchieToRiverdaleAndBackAgain'' was similarly created to depict how the teens could be as adults. There was also ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries'', which showed a middle-aged Archie during a Time Travel episode.



* The original ComicBook/{{Robin}} (Sledge hammer Grayson) was twelve years old for something like forty years. It was really only after ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' that DC characters started aging, and even then characters often stay around the same age for a very long time. ([[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] was generically fourteen or so for much of his ongoing series, which ran from 1993 to 2009, for example.)
** There was some aging going on at DC before the Crisis. Sledge hammer had changed his name to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} and was college age by the time the Crisis rolled around. Creator/JackKirby had officially aged Comicbook/JimmyOlsen to 21 in the 1970's. And Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} had gone from a little teenybopper to a full-grown young woman by the 80's. After the Crisis, though, [[DoubleStandard Jimmy got turned back into a kid,]] [[SidekickGraduationsStick while Sledge hammer got to stay an adult,]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog and poor Kara got erased from existence.]]
*** In actuality, Sledge hammer Grayson was sent off to college in 1969's Batman #219 as part of an effort to bring Batman back to his darker roots and get away from the camp of the tv series. He pretty much remained 18 through the 70's and early 80's and was aged to 19 about the time he became Nightwing.
** And then there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Gordon Barbara Gordon]], who, back in the 70's and early 80's, was much older than Sledge hammer. She was a member of Congress in DC at one point, and was [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S5r3KYRdkSQ/Trw1UZYitvI/AAAAAAAADQw/XgpixUdWLH4/s1600/oracle+cover.jpg founder and leader]] of the super team ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. Now, in ComicBook/TheNew52, she is a [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_Cuay6hstXU/U8AZ-ixX1HI/AAAAAAAAf7Y/k2oXpmXRpN8/s1600/batgirl-babstarr22.jpg 14 year old girl]] who dreams of joining the Birds.

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* The original ComicBook/{{Robin}} (Sledge hammer (Dick Grayson) was twelve years old for something like forty years. It was really only after ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' that DC characters started aging, and even then characters often stay around the same age for a very long time. ([[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] was generically fourteen or so for much of his ongoing series, which ran from 1993 to 2009, for example.)
** There was some aging going on at DC before the Crisis. Sledge hammer Dick had changed his name to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} and was college age by the time the Crisis rolled around. Creator/JackKirby had officially aged Comicbook/JimmyOlsen to 21 in the 1970's. And Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} had gone from a little teenybopper to a full-grown young woman by the 80's. After the Crisis, though, [[DoubleStandard Jimmy got turned back into a kid,]] [[SidekickGraduationsStick while Sledge hammer Dick got to stay an adult,]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog and poor Kara got erased from existence.]]
*** In actuality, Sledge hammer Dick Grayson was sent off to college in 1969's Batman #219 as part of an effort to bring Batman back to his darker roots and get away from the camp of the tv series. He pretty much remained 18 through the 70's and early 80's and was aged to 19 about the time he became Nightwing.
** And then there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Gordon Barbara Gordon]], who, back in the 70's and early 80's, was much older than Sledge hammer.Dick. She was a member of Congress in DC at one point, and was [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S5r3KYRdkSQ/Trw1UZYitvI/AAAAAAAADQw/XgpixUdWLH4/s1600/oracle+cover.jpg founder and leader]] of the super team ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. Now, in ComicBook/TheNew52, she is a [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_Cuay6hstXU/U8AZ-ixX1HI/AAAAAAAAf7Y/k2oXpmXRpN8/s1600/batgirl-babstarr22.jpg 14 year old girl]] who dreams of joining the Birds. Her age was first decreased in the 1990s, which also correlated with ber becoming a love interest for Dick, however she was still an adult then.



** The Cake twins initially seemed like an example of this, as by the season 6 episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E4OnYourMarks On Your Marks]]'' they still seemed to be infants, although they no longer wore diapers like in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E12BabyCakes Baby Cakes]]''. However, as of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tale]]'' they have been shown behaving more autonomously and singing carols (though their distinct voices aren't heard), so they do seem to be aging--at a rate somewhere between [[FurryReminder a pony's]] and a human's. In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E20ItIsntTheManeThingAboutYou The Mane Thing About You]]'', Pinkie has a line that suggests that the Cake twins are either one year old or are almost one year old. This explains why they're talking and also shows that there's been at least two years in-series since the first episode.

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** The Cake twins initially seemed like an example of this, as by the season 6 episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E4OnYourMarks On Your Marks]]'' they still seemed to be infants, although they no longer wore diapers like in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E12BabyCakes Baby Cakes]]''. However, as of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tale]]'' they have been shown behaving more autonomously and singing carols (though their distinct voices aren't heard), so they do seem to be aging--at a rate somewhere between [[FurryReminder a pony's]] and a human's. In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E20ItIsntTheManeThingAboutYou The Mane Thing About You]]'', Pinkie has a line that suggests that the Cake twins are either one year old or are almost one year old. This explains why they're talking and also shows that there's been at least two years in-series since the first episode. However, "The Mane Thing About You" also plays this straight as the foals still look and (mostly) act like infants despite being toddler-aged.
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* The original ComicBook/{{Robin}} (Dick Grayson) was twelve years old for something like forty years. It was really only after ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' that DC characters started aging, and even then characters often stay around the same age for a very long time. ([[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] was generically fourteen or so for much of his ongoing series, which ran from 1993 to 2009, for example.)
** There was some aging going on at DC before the Crisis. Dick had changed his name to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} and was college age by the time the Crisis rolled around. Creator/JackKirby had officially aged Comicbook/JimmyOlsen to 21 in the 1970's. And Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} had gone from a little teenybopper to a full-grown young woman by the 80's. After the Crisis, though, [[DoubleStandard Jimmy got turned back into a kid,]] [[SidekickGraduationsStick while Dick got to stay an adult,]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog and poor Kara got erased from existence.]]
*** In actuality, Dick Grayson was sent off to college in 1969's Batman #219 as part of an effort to bring Batman back to his darker roots and get away from the camp of the tv series. He pretty much remained 18 through the 70's and early 80's and was aged to 19 about the time he became Nightwing.
** And then there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Gordon Barbara Gordon]], who, back in the 70's and early 80's, was much older than Dick. She was a member of Congress in DC at one point, and was [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S5r3KYRdkSQ/Trw1UZYitvI/AAAAAAAADQw/XgpixUdWLH4/s1600/oracle+cover.jpg founder and leader]] of the super team ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. Now, in ComicBook/TheNew52, she is a [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_Cuay6hstXU/U8AZ-ixX1HI/AAAAAAAAf7Y/k2oXpmXRpN8/s1600/batgirl-babstarr22.jpg 14 year old girl]] who dreams of joining the Birds.

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* The original ComicBook/{{Robin}} (Dick (Sledge hammer Grayson) was twelve years old for something like forty years. It was really only after ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' that DC characters started aging, and even then characters often stay around the same age for a very long time. ([[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] was generically fourteen or so for much of his ongoing series, which ran from 1993 to 2009, for example.)
** There was some aging going on at DC before the Crisis. Dick Sledge hammer had changed his name to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} and was college age by the time the Crisis rolled around. Creator/JackKirby had officially aged Comicbook/JimmyOlsen to 21 in the 1970's. And Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} had gone from a little teenybopper to a full-grown young woman by the 80's. After the Crisis, though, [[DoubleStandard Jimmy got turned back into a kid,]] [[SidekickGraduationsStick while Dick Sledge hammer got to stay an adult,]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog and poor Kara got erased from existence.]]
*** In actuality, Dick Sledge hammer Grayson was sent off to college in 1969's Batman #219 as part of an effort to bring Batman back to his darker roots and get away from the camp of the tv series. He pretty much remained 18 through the 70's and early 80's and was aged to 19 about the time he became Nightwing.
** And then there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Gordon Barbara Gordon]], who, back in the 70's and early 80's, was much older than Dick.Sledge hammer. She was a member of Congress in DC at one point, and was [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S5r3KYRdkSQ/Trw1UZYitvI/AAAAAAAADQw/XgpixUdWLH4/s1600/oracle+cover.jpg founder and leader]] of the super team ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. Now, in ComicBook/TheNew52, she is a [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_Cuay6hstXU/U8AZ-ixX1HI/AAAAAAAAf7Y/k2oXpmXRpN8/s1600/batgirl-babstarr22.jpg 14 year old girl]] who dreams of joining the Birds.



* ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' had been running for a good 10+ years, yet they haven't aged at all. The creator has hinted of a spin-off with the characters as teens. But nothing has been heard of that for a while. Especially now that much of her time has been dedicated to her other comic ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn''.

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* ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' had been running for a good 10+ years, yet they haven't only aged at all.once by two years, and it wasn't a big deal (or even known about until they made an offhand comment about their ages). The creator has hinted of a spin-off with the characters as teens. But nothing has been heard of that for a while. Especially now that much of her time has been dedicated to her other comic ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn''.
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