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** {{Lampshaded}} by the manga, when Fuyuki said that he was "just 12(?) years old" in a later volume.

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** {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the manga, when Fuyuki said that he was "just 12(?) years old" in a later volume.



* Crimebuster, a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] non-powered hero, started off as a teenager in his 1942 debut and remained a teenager well into the early 1960s, only to suddenly and inexplicably start aging in real time when he stopped fighting crime and started going to college (as part of a post-Comic Code revamp). This was especially noticeable when his WorldWarII era arch-nemesis reappeared in the 1950s and their WWII past was explicitly acknowledged.

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* Crimebuster, a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] non-powered hero, started off as a teenager in his 1942 debut and remained a teenager well into the early 1960s, only to suddenly and inexplicably start aging in real time when he stopped fighting crime and started going to college (as part of a post-Comic Code revamp). This was especially noticeable when his WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII era arch-nemesis reappeared in the 1950s and their WWII past was explicitly acknowledged.



* 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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* 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 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.]]series]].



** There was some aging going on at DC before the Crisis. Dick had changed his name to 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.]]
** Batman himself is an adult, and does not age either. This troubled Frank Miller when he became older than Batman, so he wrote ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', about an aged Batman.

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** There was some aging going on at DC before the Crisis. Dick had changed his name to Nightwing 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.]]
** Batman himself is an adult, and does not age either. This troubled Frank Miller Creator/FrankMiller when he became older than Batman, so he wrote ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', about an aged Batman.



* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'', Scrooge, and the nephews have been the same age since the fifties. The only Duck-writer who seems to avert this is Creator/DonRosa, because his "present day" stories are all set in the fifties.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'', In the ''Comicbook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'', Donald, Scrooge, and the nephews have been the same age since the fifties. The only Duck-writer who seems to avert this is Creator/DonRosa, because his "present day" stories are all set in the fifties.



* Disney tried to enforce this on ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' via SuppressedMammaries; The female Mouseketeers resorted to subversion (slicing the hated "foundation garments" with razor blades) when their protests proved unavailing.

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* Disney tried to enforce this on ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' via SuppressedMammaries; The the female Mouseketeers resorted to subversion (slicing the hated "foundation garments" with razor blades) when their protests proved unavailing.



* 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 initially 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.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' has had a sixth birthday -- before returning to age 5.5 the next day -- many times. Like children in ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'' and ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', he has remained the same age. It has gone on so long that in the early 1990s, a rumor began on the Internet that the Dennis of the 1950s/1960s had grown up to become the inspiration for the dad in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. Also like the others, Dennis has changed with the times, to where the family entered the computer age and got other new gadgets when they came out. However, his love of {{Western}}s, which seemed oddly out of place in the 1970s and 1980s, can now be explained by cable TV.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' has had a sixth birthday -- before returning to age 5.5 the next day -- many times. Like children in ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'' and ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', he has remained the same age. It has gone on so long that in the early 1990s, a rumor began on the Internet that the Dennis of the 1950s/1960s had grown up to become the inspiration for the dad in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. Also like the others, Dennis has changed with the times, to where the family entered the computer age and got other new gadgets when they came out. However, his love of {{Western}}s, [[TheWestern Westerns]], which seemed oddly out of place in the 1970s and 1980s, can now be explained by cable TV.



** Garfield celebrates his birthday every year on June 19, the day the comic debuted. Sometimes, his actual age is mentioned and it's now more than double the average cat life expectancy. However, the longest-lived cat lived to thirty-eight and Garfield won't reach that until 2016. Odie has stayed pup for over 30 years. Also, Jon and Liz should be in late middle age by now.

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** Garfield celebrates his birthday every year on June 19, the day the comic debuted. Sometimes, his actual age is mentioned and it's now more than double the average cat life expectancy. However, the longest-lived cat lived to thirty-eight and Garfield won't wouldn't reach that until 2016. Odie has stayed pup for over 30 years. Also, Jon and Liz should be in late middle age by now.



** ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has this trope in spades; none of the characters seem to grow any older than the age in which they were introduced, and some (like Charmy Bee) actually had their ages and mannerisms adjusted to be younger than what they were before.
** Amy Rose seems to be an aversion, having aged from 8 to 12 between ''VideoGames/SonicCD'' and ''VideoGames/SonicHeroes'', which seems reasonable... But is weird alongside Knuckles, who went from 15 to 16; Tails, who remained 8; and Sonic, who, as mentioned above, went from 16 to 15.

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** ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' The series has this trope in spades; none of the characters seem to grow any older than the age in which they were introduced, and some (like Charmy Bee) actually had their ages and mannerisms adjusted to be younger than what they were before.
** Amy Rose seems to be an aversion, having aged from 8 to 12 between ''VideoGames/SonicCD'' ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' and ''VideoGames/SonicHeroes'', which seems reasonable... But is weird alongside Knuckles, who went from 15 to 16; Tails, who remained 8; and Sonic, who, as mentioned above, went from 16 to 15.



** Huey, Dewey, and Louie. There is no noticeable difference between their appearance in ''Birth by Sleep'' and their appearance in ''Kingdom Hearts II'', 11 years later.
** In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance 3D]]'', Riku explains that the different worlds don't operate on the same time scale. [[FanonDiscontinuity Not many fans wanted to believe him]], though the Timeless River world from II would at least add some more credence to that theory.
* In most of the ''Franchisee/HarvestMoon'' games, you're allowed to get married and have a child. In several after a few months of in-game time, the kid will move from being an infant to a toddler - and then never get older than that. Also true of all the other characters, since you can play for ''hundreds of years'' in-game, and no one ever gets older or dies. This trope is subbverted with ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' as everyone ages over the roughly twenty years the game goes on. Characters hair turn grey, the children grow into adults, and characters die ([[spoiler:including [[TheHeroDies the protagonist]]]]). The only exception are the farm animals as they never die of old age or even age beyond young adulthood.

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** Huey, Dewey, and Louie. There is no noticeable difference between their appearance in ''Birth ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep'' Sleep]]'' and their appearance in ''Kingdom Hearts II'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', 11 years later.
** In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance 3D]]'', Riku explains that the different worlds don't operate on the same time scale. [[FanonDiscontinuity Not many fans wanted to believe him]], though the Timeless River world from II ''II'' would at least add some more credence to that theory.
* In most of the ''Franchisee/HarvestMoon'' games, you're allowed to get married and have a child. In several after a few months of in-game time, the kid will move from being an infant to a toddler - and then never get older than that. Also true of all the other characters, since you can play for ''hundreds of years'' in-game, and no one ever gets older or dies. This trope is subbverted subverted with ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' as everyone ages over the roughly twenty years the game goes on. Characters hair turn grey, the children grow into adults, and characters die ([[spoiler:including [[TheHeroDies the protagonist]]]]). The only exception are the farm animals as they never die of old age or even age beyond young adulthood.



* ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' have been singing their songs since the 1950's, but through numerous albums, several animated show, and several movies, they don't seem to have aged a day.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic has two birthdays. Tails is still 4 1/2 over the course of the series.
* ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' have been singing their songs since the 1950's, but through numerous albums, several animated show, shows, and several movies, they don't seem to have aged a day.



** Timmy is still described as being 10, even though he has had at least three summer vacation episodes, but then again [[MST3KMantra it's just a show; we should really just relax]]. He's had at least one 11th birthday episode, and an Anniversary of meeting his fairies in one movie, whereupon his age at the time of meeting his fairies was retconned to 9. But he's still treated as a 10-year old.

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** Timmy is still described as being 10, even though he has had at least three summer vacation episodes, but then again [[MST3KMantra it's just a show; we should really just relax]]. He's had at least one 11th birthday episode, and an Anniversary anniversary of meeting his fairies in one movie, whereupon his age at the time of meeting his fairies was retconned to 9. But he's still treated as a 10-year old.



* Both used and averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', with Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm aged somewhat realistically throughout the years. In the series they grew from babies to toddlers in from seasons 3-6, in the TV specials of the 1970's they were young children, in the Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show they are teenagers, and in the TV specials "I Yabba Dabba Doo" and "Holly Rock-A-Bye-Baby" they are adults who marry each other and have children of their own. Their parents however have looked exactly the same throughout the series and specials.

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* Both used and averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', with Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm aged somewhat realistically throughout the years. In the series they grew from babies to toddlers in from seasons 3-6, in the TV specials of the 1970's they were young children, in the Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow'' how they are teenagers, and in the TV specials "I Yabba Dabba Doo" ''I Yabba-Dabba Doo!" and "Holly Rock-A-Bye-Baby" they are adults who marry each other and have children of their own. Their parents however have looked exactly the same throughout the series and specials.



** Also brought to light in other ways; in early flashback episodes, Homer and Marge attended high school in 1974; in season 19's "That 90s show", Marge then goes on to college almost immediately -- but it's now 19''9''4...
*** In "That 90s show," Bart also lampshades this trope by saying he's "never heard" of TheNineties. Hey, after all, this episode aired in 2008, and Bart is only ten... Just like he was in the first episode in 1989, and during the entire following decade while ''The Simpsons'' practically re-defined television!

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** Also brought to light in other ways; in early flashback episodes, Homer and Marge attended high school in 1974; in season 19's "That 90s show", Show", Marge then goes on to college almost immediately -- but it's now 19''9''4...
*** In "That 90s show," Show," Bart also lampshades this trope by saying he's "never heard" of TheNineties. Hey, after all, this episode aired in 2008, and Bart is only ten... Just like he was in the first episode in 1989, and during the entire following decade while ''The Simpsons'' practically re-defined television!



* Done rather [[RefugeInAudacity blatantly]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''. Despite winning 31 years' worth of Employee of the Month Awards, Spongebob is only 28.



* Done rather [[RefugeInAudacity blatantly]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''. Despite winning 31 years' worth of Employee of the Month Awards, Spongebob is only 28.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic has two birthdays. Tails is still 4 1/2 over the course of the series.
19th Nov '16 10:18:37 PM Fangusu
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* Creator/ShirleyTemple was treated like a child well into her teens, in that she was allowed to appear in adult roles 'monly after her marriage at [[ValuesDissonance the age of seventeen]]''. Temple failed to gain any success as an adult actor, and ended up leaving show business completely whne she divorced her husband. Shirley Temple then spent the remainder of her adulthood working as America's last ambassador to Czechoslovakia.

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* Creator/ShirleyTemple was treated like a child well into her teens, in that she was allowed to appear in adult roles 'monly ''only after her marriage at [[ValuesDissonance the age of seventeen]]''. Temple failed to gain any success as an adult actor, and ended up leaving show business completely whne when she divorced her husband. Shirley Temple then spent the remainder of her adulthood working as America's last ambassador to Czechoslovakia.
19th Nov '16 10:15:23 PM Fangusu
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Female child actors tend to suffer more than male child actors when it comes to this trope. This is because girls usually hit puberty a little earlier than boys and, in general, it is ''very'' difficult to conceal secondary sexual characteristics without effort.



* Female child actors tend to suffer more than male child actors when it comes to this trope. This is because girls usually hit puberty a little earlier than boys and, in general, it is ''very'' difficult to conceal secondary sexual characteristics without effort.



* Creator/ShirleyTemple was treated like a child well into her teens. It was only after Temple ''got married'' at [[ValuesDissonance the age of seventeen]] when she was finally allowed to appear in adult roles and, even then, she failed to become a successful adult actor. She left show business completely after divorcing her husband and, for the rest of her adulthood, worked as America's last ambassador to Czechoslovakia.
* Annette Funicello, on the original ''Mickey Mouse Club''. Before they broke down and accepted it, they pulled many stunts to cover her chest. One method was positioning shorter Mousketeers in front of her, while another involved body doubles and tight closeups on her face. They probably would have canned her if it wasn't for her popularity.

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* Creator/ShirleyTemple was treated like a child well into her teens. It teens, in that she was only allowed to appear in adult roles 'monly after Temple ''got married'' her marriage at [[ValuesDissonance the age of seventeen]] when she was finally allowed to appear in adult roles and, even then, she seventeen]]''. Temple failed to become a successful gain any success as an adult actor. She left actor, and ended up leaving show business completely after divorcing whne she divorced her husband and, for husband. Shirley Temple then spent the rest remainder of her adulthood, worked adulthood working as America's last ambassador to Czechoslovakia.
* Annette Funicello, on the original ''Mickey Mouse Club''. Before they broke down Club'' was subjected to this treatment when she entered puberty. The directors and accepted it, they the producers behind the show pulled many stunts to cover her developing chest. One method was positioning shorter Mousketeers in front of her, while another involved body doubles and yet another used tight closeups on her face. They probably would have canned her if it wasn't for her popularity.
15th Nov '16 4:24:41 PM Kid
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* Franchise/ArchieComics enforced this on ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. Not on the characters, but on ''the show title itself'', not allowing the show's producers to change the name to simply "Sabrina", even though Sabrina herself wasn't a teenager for the last couple of seasons, although the did keep it as the ''official'' title, a lot of promotional material stared calling it ''Sabrina Goes to College.'' (Sabrina's actress, Melissa Joan Hart, was 27 when the show ended). And boy did it start to show. She went from looking young enough to be late teens, early twenties, to the first episode of the penultimate season, where she and her college friends film a video with a genuine Vampire, the light strikes her, and wow, she suddenly looks much older.

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* Franchise/ArchieComics enforced this on ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. Not on the characters, but on ''the show title itself'', not allowing the show's producers to change the name to simply "Sabrina", even though Sabrina herself wasn't a teenager for the last couple of seasons, and although the did keep it as the ''official'' title, a lot of promotional material stared calling it ''Sabrina Goes to College.'' (Sabrina's actress, Melissa Joan Hart, was 27 when the show ended). And boy did it start to show. She went from looking young enough to be late teens, early twenties, to the first episode of the penultimate season, where she and her college friends film a video with a genuine Vampire, the light strikes her, and wow, she suddenly looks much older.
14th Nov '16 3:36:31 PM Kadorhal
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* It remains to be seen whether ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' will use it. The adult characters don't need to have aged noticeably yet, but it ''has'' been over ten years in-canon (for instance, whenever the year is mentioned, its always 1001 years from the current year that the episode was first broadcast). "The Late Philip J. Fry" features aged versions of many characters. But Cubert and Dwight don't seem to have grown any in the canon present. To complicate matters more the Cookieville Minimum-Security orphans (who are much younger), haven't aged at all. Though to be fair, how much can you expect orphans to grow when they're on a diet of books? Amy also presents some problems, as her original concept was that she was in college and was an intern at Planet Express. The show would {{lampshade|Hanging}} this a few times, calling her a "long-term intern" in ''Bender's Big Score,'' for instance, but she was eventually allowed to graduate college.

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* It remains to be seen whether ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' will use it. The adult characters don't need to have aged noticeably yet, but it ''has'' been over ten years in-canon (for instance, whenever the year is mentioned, its it's always 1001 years from the current year that the episode was first broadcast). "The Late Philip J. Fry" features aged versions of many characters. But Cubert and Dwight don't seem to have grown any in the canon present. To complicate matters more the Cookieville Minimum-Security orphans (who are much younger), haven't aged at all. Though to be fair, how much can you expect orphans to grow when they're on a diet of books? Amy also presents some problems, as her original concept was that she was in college and was an intern at Planet Express. The show would {{lampshade|Hanging}} this a few times, calling her a "long-term intern" in ''Bender's Big Score,'' for instance, but she was eventually allowed to graduate college.



** In one episode, "No More Cookies", Angelica tries to refrain from eating her TrademarkFavoriteFood. Flashbacks show her age from a newborn who is practically bald, to a one-year old baby who is awkwardly learning to walk, to a taller, more confident 2-year old, and finally to a mischievous 3-year old, like she is for most of the series. None of the other babies is given such a clear age progression, although the Mother's Day special briefly shows what Chuckie looked like when he was a year younger and didn't have glasses, as well as one quick scene where Phil and Lil where tinier and had less hair, similar to Tommy.

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** In one episode, "No More Cookies", Angelica tries to refrain from eating her TrademarkFavoriteFood. Flashbacks show her age from a newborn who is practically bald, to a one-year old baby who is awkwardly learning to walk, to a taller, more confident 2-year old, and finally to a mischievous 3-year old, like she is for most of the series. None of the other babies is given such a clear age progression, although the Mother's Day special briefly shows what Chuckie looked like when he was a year younger and didn't have glasses, as well as one quick scene where Phil and Lil where were tinier and had less hair, similar to Tommy.



** One of the chalkboard gags has Bart writing "I should not be 21 by now".

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** One of the The chalkboard gags gag for the season 12 finale, airing about 11 and a half years after the show's debut, has Bart writing "I should not be 21 by now".



*** In "That 90s show," Bart also lampshades this trope by saying he's "never heard" of [[TheNineties the 90s]]. Hey, after all, this episode aired in 2008, and Bart is only ten... Just like he was in the first episode in 1989, and during the entire following decade while ''The Simpsons'' [[TheNineties practically re-defined television]]!

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*** In "That 90s show," Bart also lampshades this trope by saying he's "never heard" of [[TheNineties the 90s]].TheNineties. Hey, after all, this episode aired in 2008, and Bart is only ten... Just like he was in the first episode in 1989, and during the entire following decade while ''The Simpsons'' [[TheNineties practically re-defined television]]!television!



** A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch lampshades this, at least for Bart.

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** A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch lampshades this, at least for Bart.Bart, wherein he writes repeatedly on the chalkboard "Why aren't I aging? Good God, am I a monster?".



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Time in the show progresses roughly with the real world, with the kids' appearances and [[VocalEvolution changing]] as they become older. It is possible that the trope will still apply to Steven itself, one of his power being to [[EmotionalMaturityIsPhysicalMaturity physically age as much as he is mentally]]. As long as the writers want to keep him a young child, they could! In the episode "Nightmare Hospital", Connie mentions that it's been nearly a year since [[spoiler: she wears glasses without lens]]. It's later shown Steven began the series at [[spoiler:twelve]] and he turns [[spoiler:fourteen]] in a second season episode, "Steven's Birthday". [[spoiler:He is physically [[OlderThanTheyLook several years older]] than he looks however whether he's stunted forever is ambiguous because he seems to be hitting puberty.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Time in the show progresses roughly with the real world, with the kids' appearances and [[VocalEvolution changing]] voices]] changing as they become older. It is possible that the trope will still apply to Steven itself, one of his power being to [[EmotionalMaturityIsPhysicalMaturity physically age as much as he is mentally]]. As long as the writers want to keep him a young child, they could! In the episode "Nightmare Hospital", Connie mentions that it's been nearly a year since [[spoiler: she wears glasses without lens]].lenses]]. It's later shown Steven began the series at [[spoiler:twelve]] and he turns [[spoiler:fourteen]] in a second season episode, "Steven's Birthday". [[spoiler:He is physically [[OlderThanTheyLook several years older]] than he looks however whether he's stunted forever is ambiguous because he seems to be hitting puberty.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' Sonic has two birthdays. Tails is still 4 1/2 over the course of the series.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic has two birthdays. Tails is still 4 1/2 over the course of the series.



* Film studios used to object to child actors 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 were obviously not enough to help her pass for a little girl (as opposed to a 16-year-old), though, since 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 actors 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 were obviously not enough to help her pass for a little girl (as opposed to a 16-year-old), though, since 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.Judy Garland.



* Creator/ShirleyTemple was treated like a child well into her teens. It was only after Temple ''got married'' at [[ValuesDissonance the age of seventeen]] was she finally allowed to appear in adult roles and, even then, she failed to become a successful adult actor. She left show business completely after divorcing her husband and, for the rest of her adulthood, worked as America's last ambassador to Czechoslovakia.

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* Creator/ShirleyTemple was treated like a child well into her teens. It was only after Temple ''got married'' at [[ValuesDissonance the age of seventeen]] when she was she finally allowed to appear in adult roles and, even then, she failed to become a successful adult actor. She left show business completely after divorcing her husband and, for the rest of her adulthood, worked as America's last ambassador to Czechoslovakia.
13th Nov '16 7:38:38 PM Wkenneth334
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** ''Arthur'' has been running for nearly twenty years, but Arthur and his classmates are still in third grade. It's been stated that Ratburn will be resigning as a third grader teacher and become a kindergarten teacher next year (thus likely D.W.'s teacher) but that never happens despite the fact that Buster passed the third grade exams in ''season 1'' (1996).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** ''Arthur''
''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has been running for nearly twenty years, but Arthur and the other characters are still the same ages. For example:
** He and
his classmates friends are still in third grade. It's been stated that Ratburn will be resigning as a third grader teacher and become a kindergarten teacher next year (thus likely D.W.'s teacher) but that never happens despite the fact that Buster passed the third grade exams in ''season 1'' (1996).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is probably amongst the ruler of this trope:
4th Nov '16 8:03:11 PM Fangusu
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* Creator/ShirleyTemple was treated as a small child well into her teens. It was only after she ''got married'' at [[ValuesDissonance the age of seventeen]] did Louis B. Mayer finally allow her to appear in adult roles and, even then, she failed to become a successful adult actor. She left show business completely after divorcing the GoldDigger and escaping Mayer's slimy clutches. Her last job? America's last Ambassador to Czechoslovakia.

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* Creator/ShirleyTemple was treated as like a small child well into her teens. It was only after she Temple ''got married'' at [[ValuesDissonance the age of seventeen]] did Louis B. Mayer was she finally allow her allowed to appear in adult roles and, even then, she failed to become a successful adult actor. She left show business completely after divorcing her husband and, for the GoldDigger and escaping Mayer's slimy clutches. Her last job? rest of her adulthood, worked as America's last Ambassador ambassador to Czechoslovakia.
4th Nov '16 8:00:21 PM Fangusu
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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, and secondary sexual characteristics in general are ''very'' difficult to conceal without effort.
* 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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* When it comes to this trope, female Female child actors tend to suffer more than male child actors. Girls actors when it comes to this trope. This is because girls usually hit puberty a little earlier than boys, and secondary sexual characteristics boys and, in general are general, it is ''very'' difficult to conceal secondary sexual characteristics without effort.
* Film studios used to object to child stars actors 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, SuppressedMammaries were obviously not enough to make help her pass for a little girl (as opposed to a 16-year-old), because though, since 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.
27th Oct '16 1:50:14 PM Tropetastic1995
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** Thouroughly averted in ''Sun and Moon'', where Red and Blue actually look like they are in their late teens, if not early twenties, as ''at least'' a decade has passed since ''Red and Blue'', where they were ten/eleven .
25th Oct '16 6:43:14 PM TravisTouchdown
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** A 2015 Treehouse of Horror segment (specifically "Wanted: Dead Then Alive", where Sideshow Bob successfully kills Bart) hangs a massive lampshade on it, as Bob mentions that it took "24 years of trying to kill a 10-year-old child" before he finally succeeded.
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