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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.
1st Nov '17 3:25:03 PM Averagemoe
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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''.
29th Oct '17 1:41:13 PM ivfl
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** To sum things up, if The Simpsons had been allowed to grow up, as of now (2016) Bart would be 37 years old (born 1979), Lisa would be either 34 or 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 63 (born 1953, which would make him 36 in 1989, but his current age has been retconned to 40), Marge would be 61 (born 1955, which would make her 34 in 1989, but her current age has been retconned to 38), and Maggie would be 28 (born 1988). In the present day, Bart's birth year is now 2006, Lisa's 2008, Homer's 1976, Marge's 1978, and Maggie's 2015.

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** To sum things up, if The Simpsons had been allowed to grow up, as of now (2016) (2017) Bart would be 37 38 years old (born 1979), Lisa would be either 34 35 or 35 36 (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 63 64 (born 1953, which would make him 36 in 1989, but his current age has been retconned to 40), Marge would be 61 62 (born 1955, which would make her 34 in 1989, but her current age has been retconned to 38), and Maggie would be 28 29 (born 1988). In the present day, Bart's birth year is now 2006, 2007, Lisa's 2008, 2009, Homer's 1976, 1977, Marge's 1978, 1979, and Maggie's 2015.2016.
17th Sep '17 8:00:05 PM Pichu-kun
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** The fact characters have not been allowed to grow up actually has caused trouble with adapting games as time goes on. Several games make it clear that timeskips are going on, or feature cameos from previous games that depict the characters as noticeably older than they were before (''Sun and Moon'' even features the original protagonist, Red, [[KidHeroAllGrownUp as an adult]]). The anime usually ignores the references and glosses over characters aging. This however has caused inconsistencies. For example, Bianca is shown to have her original ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' design however her childhood friend Cheren uses his ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' design that is two years older (the anime doesn't reference them knowing each other either).

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** The fact characters have not been allowed to grow up actually has caused trouble with adapting games as time goes on. Several games either make it clear that timeskips are going on, on or they outright feature cameos from previous games that depict the characters as noticeably older than they were before (''Sun and Moon'' even features the original protagonist, Red, [[KidHeroAllGrownUp as an adult]]). The anime usually ignores the references and glosses over characters aging. This however has caused inconsistencies. For example, Bianca is shown to have her original ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' design however her childhood friend Cheren uses his ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' design that is two years older (the anime doesn't reference them knowing each other either).



* Years have been stated to have passed in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' but no one has aged. Certain characters appear to have aged but it's just their appearances making them look older; for example Amy looks older with her quills in a bob than she does with them in her "classic" style. Sonic's age has never been stated so it's possible he was ten to eleven at the start of the comics and has aged to his game counterparts age by the end. Or even older given that Sonic was seen at Spike's Place a bar in the Metropolis Zone in Issue 82's story Running Wild (though he didn't drink), and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Knuckles]] was seen in a saloon in the story "The Good, The Bad and The Echidna".

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* Years have been stated to have passed in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' but no one has aged. Certain characters appear to have aged but it's just their appearances making them look older; for example Amy looks older with her quills in a bob than she does with them in her "classic" style. Sonic's age has never been stated stated, so it's possible he was ten to eleven at the start of the comics (his human design looked young) and has aged to his game counterparts age by the end. Or even older given that Sonic was seen at Spike's Place a bar in the Metropolis Zone in Issue 82's story Running Wild (though he didn't drink), and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Knuckles]] was seen in a saloon in the story "The Good, The Bad and The Echidna".



** 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 years 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 years 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.
17th Sep '17 7:52:59 PM Pichu-kun
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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 years 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 ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E20ItIsntTheManeThingAboutYou The Mane Thing About You]]". You]]'', Pinkie has a line that suggests that the Cake twins are either one years 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.



** They were five years old in Craig [=McCracken's=] school film, the pilots, 75 series episodes in the space of five years (including an episode where they celebrate their birthday), a movie and two specials. This could be justified due to them being {{Artificial Human}}s but their peers don't age accordingly.

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** They were five years old in Craig [=McCracken's=] school film, the pilots, 75 series episodes in the space of five years (including an episode where they celebrate their birthday), a movie and two specials. This could be justified due to them being {{Artificial Human}}s but their peers don't age accordingly.accordingly either.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' The title characters remained babies for a good decade or so.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': The title characters remained babies for a good decade or so.



** 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.

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** However, floating timelines have their own conditions for each series, where with the Rugrats ''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.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.
17th Sep '17 7:47:24 PM Pichu-kun
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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.

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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 years 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.
16th Sep '17 5:59:08 PM nombretomado
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This later became the staple of animated series, in which it is possible to keep a character the same age year after year without major psychological harm to the actor (who, on a cartoon, [[DawsonCasting is usually an adult anyway]]). Since animation doesn't require actual actors, it's much easier to keep it up in works where the creator can control the physical aspects of the characters. Perhaps the uber-example of this being the Simpson kids in ''Series/TheSimpsons'' who have been intentionally kept the same age (10-ish in the case of Bart) for more than a quarter-century of television.

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This later became the staple of animated series, in which it is possible to keep a character the same age year after year without major psychological harm to the actor (who, on a cartoon, [[DawsonCasting is usually an adult anyway]]). Since animation doesn't require actual actors, it's much easier to keep it up in works where the creator can control the physical aspects of the characters. Perhaps the uber-example of this being the Simpson kids in ''Series/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' who have been intentionally kept the same age (10-ish in the case of Bart) for more than a quarter-century of television.
15th Sep '17 10:26:14 AM rjd1922
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Not to be confused with ReallySevenHundredYearsOld or NotGrowingUpSucks, which is about '''characters''' who are somehow unable to age when the rest of the cast does for in-story reasons. [[ComicBookTime Mostly]]. Part of StatusQuoIsGod.

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Not to be confused with ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, NeverGrewUp, or NotGrowingUpSucks, which is are about '''characters''' who are somehow unable to don't age when the rest of the cast does for in-story reasons. [[ComicBookTime Mostly]]. Part of StatusQuoIsGod.
14th Sep '17 1:15:50 PM Shadao
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** Finally confirmed as true in an interview for ''Anime/PokemonIChooseYou''. Ash will eternally be 10 years old, making him [[NeverGrewUp another trope]].

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** Finally confirmed as true in an interview for ''Anime/PokemonIChooseYou''. Ash will eternally be 10 years old, old as time does not flow since his journey started, making him [[NeverGrewUp the world [[ComicBookTime another trope]].
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