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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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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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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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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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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.
17th May '17 6:27:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* The kits in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' are often presented as too small for their age. Kits that are four or five moons old aren't much bigger than three month olds. Subverted with apprentices (kits who are six months or older), who are usually bigger.

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* The kits in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' are often presented as too small for their age. Kits that are four or five moons old aren't much bigger than three month olds. Real kittens at five months can be half as big as their mothers or even almost adult-size. Subverted with apprentices (kits (kittens who are six months or older), who are usually bigger.
7th May '17 8:32:21 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Mac from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' is eight and goes up to the waist of an average adult, and is about he same height as Bloo if not slightly taller.

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* Mac from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' is eight and goes up to the waist of an average adult, and is about he the same height as Bloo if not slightly taller.
7th May '17 8:29:55 AM 64SuperNintendo
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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 live-action television, where smaller actors may be chosen instead of a taller actor.



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9th Apr '17 12:11:23 PM HarpieSiren
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' seems to be around 10 to 12, [[spoiler:though he's actually [[OlderThanTheyLook 12-14 and physically 8]]]]; 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.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' seems to be around 10 to 12, [[spoiler:though he's actually [[OlderThanTheyLook 12-14 and physically 8]]]]; 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.
30th Mar '17 8:10:30 PM Pichu-kun
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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]] 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/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents series]] adaptations, where he's either the same height as her or is taller than her.
30th Mar '17 8:04:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* Klaus from ''Literature/TheSeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is twelve but only reaches the shoulder of his fourteen year old sister, Violet. Subverted in the [[Film/TheSeriesOfUnfortunateEvents film]] and LiveActionTV/TheSeriesOfUnfortunateEvents series]] adaptations, where he's either the same height as her or is taller than her.

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* Klaus from ''Literature/TheSeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is twelve but only reaches the shoulder of his fourteen year old sister, Violet. Subverted in the [[Film/TheSeriesOfUnfortunateEvents [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2004 film]] and LiveActionTV/TheSeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents series]] adaptations, where he's either the same height as her or is taller than her.
30th Mar '17 8:02:48 PM Pichu-kun
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* This is justified in Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, due to the chibi-esque art-style (most of it being done in walfas [[http://www.walfas.org/flash/create.swf create.swf]]), in which case, the kids can be told apart from the adults if they were smaller, although, ''how'' small depends on the scenes.
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* The kids, including Lilo, in the four ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' movies
* Young Tiana and Charlotte and a random kid at the end of ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.

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* The kids, including Lilo, in the four ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' movies
movies. Lilo is five in the first film but is shorter than the norm. She barely gets any taller in the sequels despite aging several years.
* Young Tiana Tiana, Charlotte, and Charlotte and a random Naveen's kid brother at the end of ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.



* Constance from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' is the youngest child. The others are height appropriate for their age however Constance is so small that she can fit inside a suitcase. [[spoiler:Subverted when it's revealed that Constance is an ordinary height for her age, which is ''two''.]]

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* Constance from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' is the youngest child. The others are height appropriate for their age age, however Constance is so small that she can fit inside a suitcase. [[spoiler:Subverted when it's revealed that Constance is an ordinary height for her age, which is ''two''.]]]]
* The kits in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' are often presented as too small for their age. Kits that are four or five moons old aren't much bigger than three month olds. Subverted with apprentices (kits who are six months or older), who are usually bigger.
* Klaus from ''Literature/TheSeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is twelve but only reaches the shoulder of his fourteen year old sister, Violet. Subverted in the [[Film/TheSeriesOfUnfortunateEvents film]] and LiveActionTV/TheSeriesOfUnfortunateEvents series]] adaptations, where he's either the same height as her or is taller than her.



* This is justified in Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, due to the chibi-esque art-style (most of it being done in walfas [[http://www.walfas.org/flash/create.swf create.swf]]), in which case, the kids can be told apart from the adults if they were smaller, although, ''how'' small depends on the scenes.



* Timmy and several of his friends (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 several of his friends (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.



* The Tweebs in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''

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* The Tweebs in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. They did hit a bit of a growth spurt in the later seasons though.



* ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. The boys (and beginning in the '80s their love interests and female counterparts, the Chipettes) are an interesting case. For one thing they are anthropomorphic, human-like chipmunks, and chipmunks aren't very big.
** In both the 60s series and the 80s/90s series, they are the size of young human children and are said to be 8 years old. Yet they are still noticeably shorter than their human friends. They only go up to about Dave and the other adults' knees if not slightly over (particularly in Simon's case). The human children in their age group however, will almost always be taller, with some nearly twice their size.
*** It should also be noted that the boys' biological mom and another adult chipmunk claiming to be their uncle have appeared in some episodes. If their height is any indication, Alvin and his brothers won't get too much bigger in adulthood.

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* ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'':
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The boys (and beginning in the '80s their love interests and female counterparts, the Chipettes) are an interesting case. For one thing they are anthropomorphic, human-like chipmunks, and chipmunks aren't very big.
** In both the 60s series and the 80s/90s series, they are the size of young human children and are said to be 8 years old. Yet they are still noticeably shorter than their human friends. They only go up to about Dave and the other adults' knees if not slightly over (particularly in Simon's case). The human children in their age group however, will almost always be taller, with some nearly twice their size.
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size. It should also be noted that the boys' biological mom and another adult chipmunk claiming to be their uncle have appeared in some episodes. If their height is any indication, Alvin and his brothers won't get too much bigger in adulthood.



* A lot of kids in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' fit this trope. The school bullies except for Nelson seem realistically tall, but that seems to just be because they were HeldBackInSchool a lot (Kearney is [[RuleOfFunny sometimes]] shown to be a fully grown adult with his own kids).
** Ralph Wiggum even makes fun of this in one of the comics.

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* A lot of kids in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' fit this trope. The school bullies except for Nelson seem realistically tall, but that seems to just be because they were HeldBackInSchool a lot (Kearney is [[RuleOfFunny sometimes]] shown to be a fully grown adult with his own kids).
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kids). Ralph Wiggum even makes fun of this in one of the comics.



* In RealLife, newborn horse foals are a lot more than half as tall as their mothers, once they are able to stand properly, with 90% of an adult's leg length. The colts and fillies of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', while being old enough to go to school and run around independently, are shorter, proportionally, than newborn foals would be. The "baby ponies" of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends the G1 cartoon]] are similarly tiny.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
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In RealLife, newborn horse foals are a lot more than half as tall as their mothers, once they are able to stand properly, with 90% of an adult's leg length. The colts and fillies of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', while being old enough to go to school and run around independently, are shorter, proportionally, than newborn foals would be. be.
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The "baby ponies" of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends the G1 cartoon]] ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' are similarly tiny.tiny.
** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3''. Rarity is more-or-less the same size as the adults.
11th Dec '16 8:58:31 AM thatother1dude
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* [[ChildProdigy Leon]], [[BrattyHalfPint Rebecca,]] and [[MoralityPet Mokuba]] on ''Anime/YuGiOh''. [[AndZoidberg And Yugi]] ... except he's 16, and the same age as the rest of the characters.

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