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22nd Nov '17 4:49:33 PM troodos
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* A Justified example is [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Cassandra Cain]], who was alone and starving between the ages of six and seventeen, so that even at eighteen she is noticeably short, despite her parents being rather tall at 5'8" and 6'2".
21st Nov '17 10:40:29 PM cresta345
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': The majority of the Link incarnations are shown to be this. Even with his latest known age being 17 1/2, Link is mostly depicted as being no taller than [[StatuesqueStunner Princess Zelda]].
16th Nov '17 2:43:51 AM TroperNo9001
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* High school-aged Violet in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' is canonically listed as being only 4'6', which is ''way'' below the average height of a teenager.

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* High school-aged Violet in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' is canonically listed as being only 4'6', 4'6", which is ''way'' below the average height of a teenager.
10th Nov '17 5:37:46 PM AndreaTx
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** Jess is 5'10", which is actually the average height for young men his age. So part of the trick to convince audiences that he was 17 was to dress him in baggier clothing, have lazy posture, and then play his scenes off the larger sized Dean and Luke, who were both around 6'3". The height and build differences made him look scrappier by comparison.

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** Jess Milo Ventimiglia, who played Jess, is 5'10", 5'9", which is actually the average height for young men his age. So part of the trick to convince audiences that he was 17 17, instead of Milo's true age of 24 at the time, was to dress him in baggier clothing, have lazy posture, and then play his scenes off the larger sized Luke (Scott Danes) and Dean and Luke, (Jared Padalecki) who were are both around 6'3". over six feet tall. The height and build differences made him Milo look younger and scrappier by comparison.comparison.
** Averted with Jared Padalecki who was 19 when he began playing Dean Forrester, but was already 6'2" making him the tallest members of the cast except for Edward Hermann (Richard Gilmore) who was 6'5". However, Jared's very slim frame highlighted his youth in comparison to the older men in the cast.
10th Nov '17 11:48:36 AM Exxolon
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* Ellen Page continued to play teen roles even in her late twenties. Her Oscar nominated role as a pregnant sixteen-year-old in ''{{Film/Juno}}'' was when she was twenty. Two years earlier she had played a girl who claims she's fourteen in ''Film/HardCandy'' (and there are fan theories that she's really eighteen). She's only 5'1", which helps with this.

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* Ellen Page Creator/EllenPage continued to play teen roles even in her late twenties. Her Oscar nominated role as a pregnant sixteen-year-old in ''{{Film/Juno}}'' was when she was twenty. Two years earlier she had played a girl who claims she's fourteen in ''Film/HardCandy'' (and there are fan theories that she's really eighteen). She's only 5'1", which helps with this.
8th Nov '17 1:16:04 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Barbara Gordon's height in the Rocksteady iterations of the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' list her height as 5'11", and she looks close to that as Batgirl in the Knight DLC. In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', she's 5'2" at the age of 15. This creates a bit of a continuity problem as it's highly unlikely that Barbara grew 9 inches between ''Origins'' and ''A Matter of Family'' since girls usually reach their peak height at about 14.

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* Barbara Gordon's height character bios in the Rocksteady iterations of the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' list her height as 5'11", and she looks close to that as Batgirl in the Knight DLC. In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', she's 5'2" at the age of 15. This creates a bit of a continuity problem as it's highly unlikely that Barbara grew 9 inches between ''Origins'' and ''A Matter of Family'' since girls usually reach their peak height at about around 14.
7th Nov '17 1:37:36 AM jormis29
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* Documentaries like The Smallest People In The World and Little People Big World have shown dwarf teenagers.The former showed primordial dwarfs like 27 inch tall Bri Jordan and her 39 inch tall brother Brad (who has passed on).

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* Documentaries like The ''The Smallest People In The World World'' and Little People Big World ''Series/LittlePeopleBigWorld'' have shown dwarf teenagers.teenagers. The former showed primordial dwarfs like 27 inch tall Bri Jordan and her 39 inch tall brother Brad (who has passed on).
3rd Nov '17 9:47:56 PM Haleryst45
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** SequelSeries LegendOfKorra averts it, as the teen cast all start at about 16-17 and are about adult height. Aside from Korra just personally being somewhat short.

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** SequelSeries LegendOfKorra averts it, as the teen cast all start at about 16-17 and are about adult height. Aside from Korra just personally being starts off somewhat short.shorter than the others, but by the end hits a growth spurt that puts her level with or slightly taller than Bolin.
21st Oct '17 1:37:44 PM ElectroKraken
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** SequalSeries LegendOfKorra averts it, as the teen cast all start at about 16-17 and are about adult height. Aside from Korra just personally being somewhat short.

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** SequalSeries SequelSeries LegendOfKorra averts it, as the teen cast all start at about 16-17 and are about adult height. Aside from Korra just personally being somewhat short.
19th Oct '17 7:44:39 AM X2X
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** Despite this trope being PlayedStraight for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', it's {{Averted}} in ''VideoGame/TheSims4'', in which teenagers, young adults, adults, and elders are all the same height. This annoyed many players as it made it very difficult to tell teens apart from adult Sims without having your Sim go over and talk to them and seeing if the romance options were available or not. EA eventually alleviated this by adding a Sim's age to the tooltip with their name that appears when you mouse over them.

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** Despite this trope being PlayedStraight [[PlayingWithATrope played straight]] for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', it's {{Averted}} {{averted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/TheSims4'', in which teenagers, young adults, adults, and elders are all the same height. This annoyed many players as it made it very difficult to tell teens apart from adult Sims without having your Sim go over and talk to them and seeing if the romance options were available or not. EA eventually alleviated this by adding a Sim's age to the tooltip with their name that appears when you mouse over them.



** Main characters Sora, Kairi, Roxas, and Naminé aged 16 (and Riku, 17) as of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''. They are by far some of the shortest human characters in the entire series, reaching, at times, ''crotch-level'' of other characters. It's most apparent in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' when Riku, [[spoiler: looking like "Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness"/Xehanort's Heartless]], reunites with Sora and Kairi - he absolutely ''towers'' over the both of them.

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** Main characters Sora, Kairi, Roxas, and Naminé aged 16 (and Riku, 17) as of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''. They are by far some of the shortest human characters in the entire series, reaching, at times, ''crotch-level'' of other characters. It's most apparent in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' when Riku, [[spoiler: looking [[spoiler:looking like "Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness"/Xehanort's Heartless]], reunites with Sora and Kairi - Kairi, he absolutely ''towers'' over the both of them.them. In fact, Creator/TetsuyaNomura [[https://www.khinsider.com/news/New-KINGDOM-HEARTS-3-info-from-SE-Cafe-Osaka-Preview-Night-10468 stated during a collaborative event celebrating the series' 15th anniversary]] that Sora's official height is 160cm (or about 5'2.5"), and that's presumably taking into account his growth spurt between ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'' and ''II''.



** Another, far cuter, lampshade is when Sora tries to point out the DTD password to Ansem's computer in Hollow Bastion, he has to jump to point out the acronyms. Oh you lovable dork.

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** Another, far cuter, lampshade is when Sora tries to point out the DTD password to Ansem's computer in Hollow Bastion, he has to jump to point out the acronyms. Oh Oh, you lovable dork.



* Toyed with in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', which have many teenagers in their casts as part of [[spoiler: either their First or Second Generations.]]:
** In ''Awakening'', the shortest male chara of the whole game is Ricken, a male ChildMage who is positively tiny and unlikely to be older than 15. On the other hand/s, however, his friend Henry is probably in his mid-to-late teens and is ''much'' taller... [[spoiler: and both are potential fathers to Brady and Yarne (Second Gen boys that are easily among the tallest guys) and Kjelle (the tallest Second Gen girl).]]
** In ''Fates'', [[spoiler: Xander]]'s son Siegbert and [[spoiler: Ryoma]]'s son Shiro completely avert the trope by virtue of being almost as tall as their fathers, who also ''happen'' to be [[LargeAndInCharge among the biggest guys]] in their respective armies. Siegbert is specially noticeable since, as a refined and gentle PrincelyYoungMan, the fans had bet on him playing the present trope straight and then were ''shocked'' when he turned out to be as tall as his dad.
* Barbara Gordon's height in the Rocksteady iterations of the ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' list her height as 5'11", and she looks close to that as Batgirl in the Knight DLC. In ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', she's 5'2" at the age of 15. This creates a bit of a continuity problem as it's highly unlikely that Barbara grew 9 inches between ''Origins'' and ''A Matter of Family'' since girls usually reach their peak height at about 14.

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* Toyed with in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', which have many teenagers in their casts as part of [[spoiler: either [[spoiler:either their First first or Second Generations.]]:
second generations]].
** In ''Awakening'', the shortest male chara character of the whole game is Ricken, a male ChildMage who is positively tiny and unlikely to be older than 15. On the other hand/s, however, his friend Henry is probably in his mid-to-late teens and is ''much'' taller... [[spoiler: and both are potential fathers to Brady and Yarne (Second Gen (second gen boys that are easily among the tallest guys) and Kjelle (the tallest Second Gen second gen girl).]]
** In ''Fates'', [[spoiler: Xander]]'s [[spoiler:Xander]]'s son Siegbert and [[spoiler: Ryoma]]'s [[spoiler:Ryoma]]'s son Shiro completely avert the trope by virtue of being almost as tall as their fathers, who also ''happen'' to be [[LargeAndInCharge among the biggest guys]] in their respective armies. Siegbert is specially noticeable since, as a refined and gentle PrincelyYoungMan, the fans had bet on him playing the present trope straight and then were ''shocked'' when he turned out to be as tall as his dad.
* Barbara Gordon's height in the Rocksteady iterations of the ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' list her height as 5'11", and she looks close to that as Batgirl in the Knight DLC. In ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', she's 5'2" at the age of 15. This creates a bit of a continuity problem as it's highly unlikely that Barbara grew 9 inches between ''Origins'' and ''A Matter of Family'' since girls usually reach their peak height at about 14.
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