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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.
31st Aug '15 4:17:22 PM foxley
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* Probably used first in the first ever MagicalGirl manga (though not the first anime - [[Manga/SallyTheWitch that was another show]]) ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'', which first appeared in 1963. The CuteWitch female lead, Atsuko Kagami aka Akko, had a MagicMirror that allowed her to [[MasterOfDisguise take up the appearance of other people]]. Obviously, more than once she aged herself up to help the rest. In fact, she invoked the trope in the ''very'' first time she used her mirror by wishing to become "the Queen of the Stars" - the result was her becoming a beautiful older girl in a sparkly gown.

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* Probably used first in manga in the first ever MagicalGirl manga (though not the first anime - [[Manga/SallyTheWitch that was another show]]) ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'', which first appeared in 1963. The CuteWitch female lead, Atsuko Kagami aka Akko, had a MagicMirror that allowed her to [[MasterOfDisguise take up the appearance of other people]]. Obviously, more than once she aged herself up to help the rest. In fact, she invoked the trope in the ''very'' first time she used her mirror by wishing to become "the Queen of the Stars" - the result was her becoming a beautiful older girl in a sparkly gown.



* When Ahiru transforms into Anime/PrincessTutu, she looks noticeably older, and also becomes several times more graceful, with a melodious voice and stunning dance skills.

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* When Ahiru transforms into Anime/PrincessTutu, ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', she looks noticeably older, and also becomes several times more graceful, with a melodious voice and stunning dance skills.



* 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 ''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}} Captain Marvel]]. The "awkward situations with adults of the opposite sex" was played straight with [[MeaningfulName Beautia Sivana]], but inverted in ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' ''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]]).



* Inverted with Kevin Trueblood/Maximum Man in ''WelcomeToTranquility'', a CaptainErsatz of Captain Marvel who is now an old man, but, when he remembers his magic word, still turns into a thirty year old superhero.

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* Inverted with Kevin Trueblood/Maximum Man in ''WelcomeToTranquility'', ''ComicBook/WelcomeToTranquility'', a CaptainErsatz of Captain Marvel who is now an old man, but, when he remembers his magic word, still turns into a thirty year old superhero.



* In ''{{Smallville}},'' an enchanted comic book turned a boy into an adult superhero. Chloe seemed semi-interested in him (with a FlightOfRomance, no less) until she found out he was really about ten years old. [[spoiler: Turns out, though, that the comic wasn't about a hero, but a villain's StartOfDarkness, and the kid was cursed to go AxCrazy the moment he felt betrayal.]]

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* In ''{{Smallville}},'' ''Series/{{Smallville}},'' an enchanted comic book turned a boy into an adult superhero. Chloe seemed semi-interested in him (with a FlightOfRomance, no less) until she found out he was really about ten years old. [[spoiler: Turns out, though, that the comic wasn't about a hero, but a villain's StartOfDarkness, and the kid was cursed to go AxCrazy the moment he felt betrayal.]]



* The main characters of BigBadBeetleborgs are all kids who thanks to a Phantasm called Flabber [[AscendedFanboy become their favorite heroes]]. (Note the only the ''Dairanger'' example has to get around adult-sized heroes sounding like kids. Even people who know the kids and meet the heroes don't ever say a word about the voice thing.

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* The main characters of BigBadBeetleborgs ''Series/BigBadBeetleborgs'' are all kids who thanks to a Phantasm called Flabber [[AscendedFanboy become their favorite heroes]]. (Note the only the ''Dairanger'' example has to get around adult-sized heroes sounding like kids. Even people who know the kids and meet the heroes don't ever say a word about the voice thing.
21st Aug '15 9:05:21 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu'', Guu can change into a beautiful young woman who is strong enough to defeat a bear.

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* In ''Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu'', ''Anime/HareGuu'', Guu can change into a beautiful young woman who is strong enough to defeat a bear.
14th Aug '15 1:35:03 PM Willbyr
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* Probably used first in the first ever MagicalGirl manga (though not the first anime - [[SallyTheWitch that was another show]]) ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'', which first appeared in 1963. The CuteWitch female lead, Atsuko Kagami aka Akko, had a MagicMirror that allowed her to [[MasterOfDisguise take up the appearance of other people]]. Obviously, more than once she aged herself up to help the rest. In fact, she invoked the trope in the ''very'' first time she used her mirror by wishing to become "the Queen of the Stars" - the result was her becoming a beautiful older girl in a sparkly gown.

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* Probably used first in the first ever MagicalGirl manga (though not the first anime - [[SallyTheWitch [[Manga/SallyTheWitch that was another show]]) ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'', which first appeared in 1963. The CuteWitch female lead, Atsuko Kagami aka Akko, had a MagicMirror that allowed her to [[MasterOfDisguise take up the appearance of other people]]. Obviously, more than once she aged herself up to help the rest. In fact, she invoked the trope in the ''very'' first time she used her mirror by wishing to become "the Queen of the Stars" - the result was her becoming a beautiful older girl in a sparkly gown.
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