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24th Aug '16 9:40:54 AM StFan
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* Hinako from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' that swtich from a little girl to a tall, buxom and beautiful HotTeacher.

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* Hinako Ninomiya from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' that swtich switch from a little girl to a tall, buxom and beautiful HotTeacher.HotTeacher through a ki-absorbing technique. Although it is implied that she's OlderThanTheyLook as a little girl, and that her adult form shows her true age.



* The trope was formerly named, perhaps [[IAmNotShazam ironically]], after one of the exceedingly few western examples of it: DC comic hero [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]. The "awkward situations with adults of the opposite sex" was played straight with [[MeaningfulName Beautia Sivana]], but inverted in ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' in which Captain Marvel reveals his identity to and begins dating a fellow superhero the same age as Billy Batson, and is later forced to break up with her due to misunderstandings from others who didn't know he was actually 16. His twin sister, Mary Marvel, has exactly the same power in some versions. (In the original Fawcett comics she gets the powers but doesn't age, like Captain Marvel Jr. In JeffSmith's ''Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil'' and Mike Kunkell's ''ComicBook/BillyBatsonAndTheMagicOfShazam'', Mary doesn't get older and is also [[CuteBruiser noticeably younger than Billy]]).

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* The trope was formerly named, perhaps [[IAmNotShazam ironically]], after one of the exceedingly few western examples of it: DC comic hero [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]. The "awkward situations with adults of the opposite sex" was played straight with [[MeaningfulName Beautia Sivana]], but inverted in ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' in which Captain Marvel reveals his identity to and begins dating a fellow superhero the same age as Billy Batson, and is later forced to break up with her due to misunderstandings from others who didn't know he was actually 16. His twin sister, Mary Marvel, has exactly the same power in some versions. (In the original Fawcett comics she gets the powers but doesn't age, like Captain Marvel Jr. In JeffSmith's Creator/JeffSmith's ''Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil'' and Mike Kunkell's ''ComicBook/BillyBatsonAndTheMagicOfShazam'', Mary doesn't get older and is also [[CuteBruiser noticeably younger than Billy]]).



* ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan does this... sort of. He's actually 16, but usually tells people he's in his twenties when he's in costume. No one really buys it.
** Except [[DatingCatwoman Black Cat]], who had once kissed him. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny She threw up later when she found out he was really a kid]].
* ArchieComics Superhero ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fly_(Archie_Comics) The Fly]]'' (also known as Fly Man) was originally one of these. Young orphan Tommy Troy was given a magic ring that allowed him to transform into an adult with insect-based powers. Unusually for this trope, the age differential didn't last. By the fifth issue Thomas Troy had aged a good ten years, gaining a law degree along the way, and was drained of any lingering trace of originality. (This was concurrent with the departure of the original Joe Simon/Jack Kirby creative team.) When The Fly and other Archie Comics heroes were revived under DC Comics' Impact imprint, this trope was re-established for the character.

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* ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan does this... sort of. He's actually 16, but usually tells people he's in his twenties when he's in costume. No one No-one really buys it.
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it. Except [[DatingCatwoman Black Cat]], who had once kissed him. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny She threw up later when she found out he was really a kid]].
* ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics Superhero ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fly_(Archie_Comics) The Fly]]'' (also known as Fly Man) was originally one of these. Young orphan Tommy Troy was given a magic ring that allowed him to transform into an adult with insect-based powers. Unusually for this trope, the age differential didn't last. By the fifth issue Thomas Troy had aged a good ten years, gaining a law degree along the way, and was drained of any lingering trace of originality. (This was concurrent with the departure of the original Joe Simon/Jack Kirby creative team.) When The Fly and other Archie Comics heroes were revived under DC Comics' Impact imprint, this trope was re-established for the character.



* One arc of ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' had the titular duo encounter a team of expies of ComicBook/TheUltimates. The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk expy was a cute little girl who turned into a big blue monster.

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* One arc of ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' had has the titular duo encounter a team of expies of ComicBook/TheUltimates. The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk expy was is a cute little girl who turned turns into a big blue monster.



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* This is one of the powers of the Grass Guardian in ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansOfPokemon Guardians of Pokémon]]''.
** Later, [[spoiler:Pikachu]] also gets the power to temporarily age up [[spoiler:using the Thunder Stone]]...but after the transformation has run out, she temporarily becomes even ''younger'' than usual.
* One particular Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses SlashFic casts [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lewis Lovhaug]] as a high school student who uses a Franchise/PowerRangers transmorpher to become the superhero "Linkara". While the age difference isn't major, Linkara is stated to be five years older than teenaged Lewis (making him roughly Mr. Lovhaug's ''actual'' age).

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* This is one of the powers of the Grass Guardian in ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansOfPokemon Guardians of Pokémon]]''.
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Pokémon]]''. Later, [[spoiler:Pikachu]] also gets the power to temporarily age up [[spoiler:using the Thunder Stone]]...Stone]]... but after the transformation has run out, she temporarily becomes even ''younger'' than usual.
* One particular Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses SlashFic casts [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lewis Lovhaug]] as a high school student who uses a Franchise/PowerRangers transmorpher to become the superhero "Linkara". While the age difference isn't major, Linkara is stated to be five years older than teenaged Lewis (making him roughly Mr. Lovhaug's ''actual'' age).



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', this happens when [[spoiler:Hot Rod opens the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which has him grow about a foot and half, sounds much older and he becomes a RV truck in his alternate mode]]. Though this ends when [[spoiler:Rodimus Prime gives the Matrix back to a fully restored Optimus Prime and becomes Hot Rod again.]] Of course, in the Japanese continuation [[spoiler:Rodimus Prime gets the Matrix back and regains the larger form when Optimus sacrifices himself ''again'']]
%%* Den from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''.
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* In Creator/GeneWolfe's ''WizardKnight'' series, the hero is a young kid who is transformed into a brawny KnightInShiningArmor in a fantasy world but is still as naive as your typical KidHero.
* ''FlossieTeacakes'' - the 10-year-old main character finds a magical coat that magically transforms her into the young woman she dreams of being whenever she wears it.
* ''ComeOnOssie'' - Oswald turns into an 18-year-old when he borrows his grandfather's medal.

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* In Creator/GeneWolfe's ''WizardKnight'' ''Literature/WizardKnight'' series, the hero is a young kid who is transformed into a brawny KnightInShiningArmor in a fantasy world but is still as naive as your typical KidHero.
* ''FlossieTeacakes'' - the ''Literature/FlossieTeacakes'': The 10-year-old main character finds a magical coat that magically transforms her into the young woman she dreams of being whenever she wears it.
* ''ComeOnOssie'' - ''Literature/ComeOnOssie'': Oswald turns into an 18-year-old when he borrows his grandfather's medal.



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** This pertained not only to Power Rangers, but in Franchise/SuperSentai. Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger featured a 9-year-old that became the Kiba Ranger with the same circumstances. His living sword spoke for him while he was hiding his identity from the other Dairangers.

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** * This pertained not only to Power Rangers, ''Power Rangers'', but in Franchise/SuperSentai. Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger featured ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' features a 9-year-old that became the Kiba Ranger with the same circumstances. His living sword spoke speaks for him while he was is hiding his identity from the other Dairangers.



* The titular character of ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' uses an aging spell now rather regularly to turn into an 80yr old version of himself, known as "Dragoon" most of the time, though Morgana may know him as Emrys due to her vision. Also, when Dragoon's compromised, he has Dolma, a ''[[DisguisedInDrag female]]'' older alter ego.

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* The titular character of ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' uses an aging spell now rather regularly to turn into an 80yr old 80-year-old version of himself, known as "Dragoon" most of the time, though Morgana may know him as Emrys due to her vision. Also, when Dragoon's compromised, he has Dolma, a ''[[DisguisedInDrag female]]'' older alter ego.



* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': When channeling their dead sister/cousin Mia, Maya and Pearl Fey become vessels for her spirit. All this really means is that the full-sized Mia, bust and all, turns up wearing the younger Feys' clothes. It's bad enough when she turns up in Maya's body, but with Pearl, it gets downright {{Stripperiffic}}.
** This is actually ''invoked'' in one case, when Phoenix is trying to interrogate a witness who's a DirtyOldMan. To get the witness to talk, he brings in Maya, wearing a waitress outfit that the witness considers FetishFuel. The witness just takes one look at her and says for her to "come back when [she's] older". Cue her channeling Mia, and the witness starts talking immediately.



* Yellow heart, from ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'', is actually a forceably age-adjusted [[spoiler:Peashy; her CPU form was artificially made an adult to best capitalize on her strength. She later gets her child body back, but still becomes "the big me" when she transforms.]]

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* ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'':
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Yellow heart, from ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'', heart is actually a forceably age-adjusted [[spoiler:Peashy; her CPU form was artificially made an adult to best capitalize on her strength. She later gets her child body back, but still becomes "the big me" when she transforms.]]



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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': When channeling their dead sister/cousin Mia, Maya and Pearl Fey become vessels for her spirit. All this really means is that the full-sized Mia, bust and all, turns up wearing the younger Feys' clothes. It's bad enough when she turns up in Maya's body, but with Pearl, it gets downright {{Stripperiffic}}. This is actually ''invoked'' in one case, when Phoenix is trying to interrogate a witness who's a DirtyOldMan. To get the witness to talk, he brings in Maya, wearing a waitress outfit that the witness considers FetishFuel. The witness just takes one look at her and says for her to "come back when [she's] older". Cue her channeling Mia, and the witness starts talking immediately.
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* In ''TransformersTheMovie'', this happens when [[spoiler:Hot Rod opens the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which has him grow about a foot and half, sounds much older and he becomes a RV truck in his alternate mode]]. Though this ends when [[spoiler:Rodimus Prime gives the Matrix back to a fully restored Optimus Prime and becomes Hot Rod again.]] Of course, in the Japanese continuation [[spoiler:Rodimus Prime gets the Matrix back and regains the larger form when Optimus sacrifices himself ''again'']]
** Another TF example, this time in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. [[spoiler:After discovering that she's a pseudo-Transformer, Sari Sumdac uses her Allspark-enhanced security key on herself to see if she can upgrade herself. She succeeds, converting almost instantly from a girl of approximately 8 years old, to a much taller teenager.]]

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* In ''TransformersTheMovie'', this happens when [[spoiler:Hot Rod opens the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which has him grow about a foot and half, sounds much older and he becomes a RV truck in his alternate mode]]. Though this ends when [[spoiler:Rodimus Prime gives the Matrix back to a fully restored Optimus Prime and becomes Hot Rod again.]] Of course, in the Japanese continuation [[spoiler:Rodimus Prime gets the Matrix back and regains the larger form when Optimus sacrifices himself ''again'']]
** Another TF example, this time in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': [[spoiler:After discovering that she's a pseudo-Transformer, Sari Sumdac uses her Allspark-enhanced security key on herself to see if she can upgrade herself. She succeeds, converting almost instantly from a girl of approximately 8 years old, to a much taller teenager.]]



* Den from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''.
* Numbuh Two in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' uses his technology to turn him into a teenager, and ends up in love with Cree. Unfortunately, the transformation is only temporary, and when Cree finds out, she is disgusted that she was on a date with a kid.
* While they don't become adults, the middle schooler heroes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'' become older looking when they transform.

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* Den from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''.
* Numbuh Two in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' uses his technology to turn him himself into a teenager, and ends up in love with Cree. Unfortunately, the transformation is only temporary, and when Cree finds out, she is disgusted that she was on a date with a kid.
* While they don't become adults, the middle schooler middle-schooler heroes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'' become older looking older-looking when they transform.
1st Aug '16 10:06:23 PM nanakiro
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* According to ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'''s WordOfGod, [[spoiler:this is what Miss Trigger is in relation to Luluco. She ages up from 13 years to 18 whenever she transforms.]]
16th Jul '16 10:22:40 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The protagonists of ''Brave Beats'' age up after transforming, going from elementary school kids to athletic teenagers in an instant.

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* The protagonists of ''Brave Beats'' ''Anime/BraveBeats'' age up after transforming, going from elementary school kids to athletic teenagers in an instant.
9th Mar '16 3:14:46 PM salvadorfranz
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* Yellow heart, from ''VideoGame/HyperdimentionNeptuniaVictory'', is actually a forceably age-adjusted [[spoiler:Peashy; her CPU form was artificially made an adult to best capitalize on her strength. She later gets her child body back, but still becomes "the big me" when she transforms.]]

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* Yellow heart, from ''VideoGame/HyperdimentionNeptuniaVictory'', ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'', is actually a forceably age-adjusted [[spoiler:Peashy; her CPU form was artificially made an adult to best capitalize on her strength. She later gets her child body back, but still becomes "the big me" when she transforms.]]]]
** And then there's also Neptune and Plutia who also transform from looking like early teenagers to fully fledged adults.
11th Feb '16 1:24:20 AM eroock
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->''"'Ta-ta-ta-ta-tata! [[ScoobyDoo Puberty power]]!''"

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->''"'Ta-ta-ta-ta-tata! ->''"Ta-ta-ta-ta-tata! [[ScoobyDoo Puberty power]]!''"
11th Feb '16 1:24:04 AM eroock
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->"''Ta-ta-ta-ta-tata! [[ScoobyDoo Puberty power]]!''"
-->--Yugi Mutou during transformation, ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''

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->"''Ta-ta-ta-ta-tata!
->''"'Ta-ta-ta-ta-tata!
[[ScoobyDoo Puberty power]]!''"
-->--Yugi Mutou -->-- '''Yugi Mutou''' during transformation, ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''
24th Dec '15 3:02:02 PM reppuzan
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* The protagonists of ''Brave Beats'' age up after transforming, going from elementary school kids to athletic teenagers in an instant.
24th Dec '15 9:22:49 AM Pichu-kun
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* While they don't become adults, the middle schooler heroes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'' become older looking when they transform.
18th Dec '15 10:52:20 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Johnny Garland]] from ''ShadowHearts: From The New World''. His actual age is... complicated, but he looks about [[spoiler:ten years old]] most of the time. Towards the end of the game, however, [[spoiler:he unleashes his hidden power, and gains the ability to temporarily transform into a rather adult-looking {{bishonen}} with a bitchin' double-ended lightsaber, unstoppable superpowers, and no pants. Which goes a long way towards justifying the fact that, in the Best Ending, he ends up living with Shania, a RIDICULOUSLY attractive and voluptuous Native American woman. And yes, he still looks like a kid most of the time]]. I guess most people choose not to bug them about it, since their combined power is enough to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punch Out Cthulhu]].

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* [[spoiler:Johnny Garland]] from ''ShadowHearts: From The New World''.''VideoGame/ShadowHeartsFromTheNewWorld''. His actual age is... complicated, but he looks about [[spoiler:ten years old]] most of the time. Towards the end of the game, however, [[spoiler:he unleashes his hidden power, and gains the ability to temporarily transform into a rather adult-looking {{bishonen}} with a bitchin' double-ended lightsaber, unstoppable superpowers, and no pants. Which goes a long way towards justifying the fact that, in the Best Ending, he ends up living with Shania, a RIDICULOUSLY attractive and voluptuous Native American woman. And yes, he still looks like a kid most of the time]]. I guess most people choose not to bug them about it, since their combined power is enough to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punch Out Cthulhu]].
7th Oct '15 2:21:49 PM StFan
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* As created by Mick Angelo, {{Marvelman}} originally had this, being a CaptainErsatz of Captain Marvel. When Creator/AlanMoore wrote the character, he had Micky Moran grown up.

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* As created by Mick Angelo, {{Marvelman}} [[ComicBook/{{Miracleman}} Marvelman]] originally had this, being a CaptainErsatz of Captain Marvel. When Creator/AlanMoore wrote the character, he had Micky Moran grown up.
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