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7th Jan '18 2:21:30 PM Storygirl000
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** In a variation of this trope, [[spoiler: Pink Diamond, the youngest Diamond, is shown to be significantly shorter than Yellow Diamond. And by "significantly shorter", we mean "about Stevonnie's height", considering that all the Diamonds so far in the series have been portrayed as [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever about as tall as a skyscraper]].]]
17th Dec '17 11:00:18 AM thatother1dude
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is 12-14; however, he usually seems at least a foot, if not two, shorter than his father and [[YourSizeMayVary sometimes]] only comes up to the height of a doorknob. Connie and Peedee, the other kids who seem to be about his age, are of similar height. Onion and his friends are even shorter. In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original pilot]] Steven's proportions were more realistic for a kid his age. Steven's specifically is supposed to be OlderThanHeLooks, but none of the other kids have such a justification, such as the 12-going-on-13 Connie.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is 12-14; however, he usually seems at least a foot, if not two, shorter than his father and [[YourSizeMayVary sometimes]] only comes up to the height of a doorknob. Connie and Peedee, the other kids who seem to be about his age, are of similar height. Onion and his friends are even shorter. In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original pilot]] Steven's proportions were more realistic for a kid his age. Steven's specifically is supposed to be OlderThanHeLooks, but none of the other kids have such a justification, such as the 12-going-on-13 Connie.
16th Dec '17 10:02:19 PM thatother1dude
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is 12-14; however, he usually seems at least a foot, if not two, shorter than his father and [[YourSizeMayVary sometimes]] only comes up to the height of a doorknob. Connie and Peedee, the other kids who seem to be about his age, are of similar height. Onion and his friends are even shorter. In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original pilot]] Steven's proportions were more realistic for a kid his age. In Steven's case this is somewhat justified in that while he's 14, he's actually stuck at 8 years old, physically, but none of the other kids have such a justification, such as the 12-going-on-13 Connie.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is 12-14; however, he usually seems at least a foot, if not two, shorter than his father and [[YourSizeMayVary sometimes]] only comes up to the height of a doorknob. Connie and Peedee, the other kids who seem to be about his age, are of similar height. Onion and his friends are even shorter. In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original pilot]] Steven's proportions were more realistic for a kid his age. In Steven's case this specifically is somewhat justified in that while he's 14, he's actually stuck at 8 years old, physically, supposed to be OlderThanHeLooks, but none of the other kids have such a justification, such as the 12-going-on-13 Connie.
10th Nov '17 7:39:29 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Chris from ''Anime/SonicX'' is twelve but his canonical height is only 140cm (4'5 feet).

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* Chris from ''Anime/SonicX'' is twelve but his canonical height is only 140cm (4'5 (4'7 feet).
8th Nov '17 6:29:05 PM Pichu-kun
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* Chris from ''Anime/SonicX'' is twelve but his canonical height is only 140cm (4'5 feet).
5th Nov '17 4:12:21 PM Angeldeb82
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This trope is not quite [[OmnipresentTropes omnipresent]]; sometimes children are scaled to a more realistic size. Still, it's prevalent ''enough'' that averting the trope may lead to the audience being confused about how old a child character is actually supposed to be. And [[Analysis/SuperDeformed sometimes it's even justified]] by the SuperDeformed art style of a work.

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This trope is not quite [[OmnipresentTropes omnipresent]]; {{omnipresent|Tropes}}; sometimes children are scaled to a more realistic size. Still, it's prevalent ''enough'' that averting the trope may lead to the audience being confused about how old a child character is actually supposed to be. And [[Analysis/SuperDeformed sometimes it's even justified]] by the SuperDeformed art style of a work.



** Goku of ''Anime/{{Dragonball}}'' is stated to be 12 at the beginning of the series, but he looks about 6. There's even a point when Bulma expresses surprise at his age, saying she thought he was the same age as her...when she was twice his height. When he fights in the World Martial Arts Tournament for the second time, he's 15, but has barely grown any taller. It's only after the ''next'' TimeSkip, when he hits 18, that he reaches his final height. In ''Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'', it is stated that Saiyans have long childhoods, staying young and cute looking, until they reached adulthood and grow to their full size.

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** Goku of ''Anime/{{Dragonball}}'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' is stated to be 12 at the beginning of the series, but he looks about 6. There's even a point when Bulma expresses surprise at his age, saying she thought he was the same age as her...when she was twice his height. When he fights in the World Martial Arts Tournament for the second time, he's 15, but has barely grown any taller. It's only after the ''next'' TimeSkip, when he hits 18, that he reaches his final height. In ''Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'', it is stated that Saiyans have long childhoods, staying young and cute looking, until they reached adulthood and grow to their full size.



* [[ChildProdigy Leon]], [[BrattyHalfPint Rebecca,]] and [[MoralityPet Mokuba]] on ''Anime/YuGiOh''. [[AndZoidberg And Yugi]] ... except [[TinySchoolboy he's 16]], and the same age as the rest of the characters.

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* [[ChildProdigy Leon]], [[BrattyHalfPint Rebecca,]] Rebecca]], and [[MoralityPet Mokuba]] {{Mo|ralityPet}}kuba on ''Anime/YuGiOh''. [[AndZoidberg [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Yugi]] ...Yugi]]... except [[TinySchoolboy he's 16]], and the same age as the rest of the characters.



* From ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', all the kid characters in the FictionalVideoGame ''Sugar Rush'' are like this because of the chibi-esque art style of the game. The only reason Vanellope von Schweetz comes up even as far as GentleGiant Ralph's waist is because his stylised character design gives him [[TopHeavyGuy tiny legs and an oversized torso.]]

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* From ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', all the kid characters in the FictionalVideoGame ''Sugar Rush'' are like this because of the chibi-esque art style of the game. The only reason Vanellope von Schweetz comes up even as far as GentleGiant Ralph's waist is because his stylised character design gives him [[TopHeavyGuy tiny legs and an oversized torso.]]torso]].



* Timmy (and most of his peers) in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' obviously fit this. Despite being about 10 years old, he probably isn't that much taller than most adults' knees. His babysitter, Vicky, is tall enough to worry about tripping over him even. Many argue that this more or less symbolizes how little he feels compared to all the adults.

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* Timmy (and most of his peers) in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' obviously fit fits this. Despite being about 10 years old, he probably isn't that much taller than most adults' knees. His babysitter, Vicky, is tall enough to worry about tripping over him even. Many argue that this more or less symbolizes how little he feels compared to all the adults.
22nd Jul '17 5:01:49 PM rjd1922
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This is seen to a much smaller degree in live-action television, where smaller actors may be chosen instead of a taller actor.

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This is seen to a much smaller degree in live-action television, live-action, where smaller actors may be chosen instead of a taller actor.
22nd Jul '17 5:00:40 PM rjd1922
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' comes to mind. The title character comes up to the knees of most adults, as does most of his classmates. Particularly funny since Genta, who is around the size of an ACTUAL kid that age, looks like a giant in comparison...

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' comes to mind. The title character is biologically six years old and comes up to the knees of most adults, as does most of his classmates. Particularly funny since Genta, who is around the size of an ACTUAL kid that age, looks like a giant in comparison...
17th Jun '17 6:37:13 AM thatother1dude
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is 12-14; however, he usually seems at least a foot, if not two, shorter than his father and comes up to Pearl's waist or the height of a doorknob. Connie and Peedee, the other kids who seem to be about his age, are of similar height. Onion and his friends are even shorter. In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original pilot]] Steven's proportions were more realistic for a kid his age. In Steven's case this is somewhat justified in that while he's 14, he's actually stuck at 8 years old, physically, but none of the other kids have such a justification, such as the 12-going-on-13 Connie.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is 12-14; however, he usually seems at least a foot, if not two, shorter than his father and [[YourSizeMayVary sometimes]] only comes up to Pearl's waist or the height of a doorknob. Connie and Peedee, the other kids who seem to be about his age, are of similar height. Onion and his friends are even shorter. In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original pilot]] Steven's proportions were more realistic for a kid his age. In Steven's case this is somewhat justified in that while he's 14, he's actually stuck at 8 years old, physically, but none of the other kids have such a justification, such as the 12-going-on-13 Connie.
13th Jun '17 7:26:35 AM Pichu-kun
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* Goku of ''Anime/{{Dragonball}}'' is stated to be 12 at the beginning of the series, but he looks about 6. There's even a point when Bulma expresses surprise at his age, saying she thought he was the same age as her...when she was twice his height. When he fights in the World Martial Arts Tournament for the second time, he's 15, but has barely grown any taller. It's only after the ''next'' TimeSkip, when he hits 18, that he reaches his final height. In ''Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'', it is stated that Saiyans have long childhoods, staying young and cute looking, until they reached adulthood and grow to their full size.

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Goku of ''Anime/{{Dragonball}}'' is stated to be 12 at the beginning of the series, but he looks about 6. There's even a point when Bulma expresses surprise at his age, saying she thought he was the same age as her...when she was twice his height. When he fights in the World Martial Arts Tournament for the second time, he's 15, but has barely grown any taller. It's only after the ''next'' TimeSkip, when he hits 18, that he reaches his final height. In ''Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'', it is stated that Saiyans have long childhoods, staying young and cute looking, until they reached adulthood and grow to their full size.



* The main character in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Ash Ketchum, is 10 but younger kids can be about half as tall he is.

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The main character in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Ash Ketchum, is 10 but younger kids can be about half as tall he is.is.
** Lillie in the games is almost the same height as her vaguely 12-15 year old [[spoiler:brother Gladion]]. In the anime she is noticeably shorter than him.



* Klaus from ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is twelve but only reaches the shoulder of his fourteen year old sister, Violet. Subverted in the [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2004 film]] and [[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents series]] adaptations, where he's either the same height as her or is taller than her.

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* Klaus from ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is twelve but only reaches the shoulder of his fourteen year old sister, Violet. Subverted in the [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2004 film]] and [[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents series]] live action adaptations, where he's either the same height as her or is taller than her.


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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is explicitly eleven but is shorter than a typical eleven year old. It's even more pronounced with younger [=NPC=]s like Youngsters, who look 6-8 but reach your shoulder and need to be crouched down to talk with.
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