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1st Feb '17 4:55:24 AM Andygal
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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.

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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.
29th Jan '17 6:11:27 AM Iknewwhothekillerwas
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* Kim from ''Series/TheParkers'' is significantly shorter than both her parents (Countess Vaughn is 4'11'', Monique is 5'9'', Tommy Ford is 6'4''). Lampshaded by an EnfantTerrible in one episode who, when told by Kim that her father was also tall, responded with MamasBabyPapasMaybe.

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* Kim from ''Series/TheParkers'' is significantly shorter than both her parents (Countess Vaughn is 4'11'', Monique Mo'Nique is 5'9'', Tommy Ford is 6'4''). Lampshaded by an EnfantTerrible in one episode who, when told by Kim that her father was also tall, responded with MamasBabyPapasMaybe.MamasBabyPapasMaybe.
** In a show where a mother and her 18-year-old daughter go to college together, but the actresses playing them have a 12 year age difference, the advertisements emphasize that Mo'Nique dwarfs Countess in every way, but especially head size, making Countess look like a pre-teen by comparison.
1st Jan '17 5:24:48 AM Doug86
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* In the ''Series/ICarly''[=/=]''Series/{{Victorious}}'' spinoff ''Series/SamAndCat'', Miss [=McCurdy=] is paired with the even shorter (barely over 5') ArianaGrande as Cat.

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* In the ''Series/ICarly''[=/=]''Series/{{Victorious}}'' spinoff ''Series/SamAndCat'', Miss [=McCurdy=] is paired with the even shorter (barely over 5') ArianaGrande Music/ArianaGrande as Cat.
25th Dec '16 5:32:28 PM KrspaceT
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* Averted in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', where the [[AgeLift now fifteen-year-old Ash]] is mentioned to be taller than his mother.

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* Averted in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', where the [[AgeLift now fifteen-year-old Ash]] is mentioned to be taller than his mother. Other teenage characters in fic follow a mix of averting and playing this straight.
5th Dec '16 3:57:22 PM LloydNebulon
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron Jimmy Neutron]] is shorter than the other kids in his class, but sometimes he appears to be the same height as some of his friends (possibly an animation error).
-->'''Jimmy''': What kind of girl wants to dance with a kid who looks like he's still in Gymboree?
29th Nov '16 12:55:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Keira Knightley benefited from this trope in the opposite way earlier in her career. As she was already quite tall by the time she had her StarMakingRole in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', she played mostly adult roles afterwards. Notably in ''Film/LoveActually'' she was only eighteen, and both her love interests were at least ten years older than her (and her character was getting married).

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* Keira Knightley Creator/KeiraKnightley benefited from this trope in the opposite way earlier in her career. As she was already quite tall by the time she had her StarMakingRole in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', she played mostly adult roles afterwards. Notably in ''Film/LoveActually'' she was only eighteen, and both her love interests were at least ten years older than her (and her character was getting married).
29th Nov '16 12:54:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* While a good casting choice otherwise, it is hard to believe that {{Badass}} [[TheLadette Ladette]] Sam Puckett from ''Series/ICarly'', whose actress Creator/JennetteMcCurdy is 5'2" max, could be the daughter of Pam, played by six-foot-tall Creator/JaneLynch. HollywoodNerd Freddie is also significantly shorter than his mother.

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* While a good casting choice otherwise, it is hard to believe that {{Badass}} [[TheLadette Ladette]] Sam Puckett from ''Series/ICarly'', whose actress Creator/JennetteMcCurdy is 5'2" max, could be the daughter of Pam, played by six-foot-tall Creator/JaneLynch. HollywoodNerd Freddie is also significantly shorter than his mother.
21st Nov '16 9:38:43 AM Ambaryerno
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* Despite being one of Marvel's top assassins, Comicbook/{{X 23}} is generally depicted as being very short and slight [[DependingOnTheArtist at times]] even smaller than her father/template Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} and it's very common for people who've at least ''heard'' of X-23 to be left stunned when they actually see her for the first time. By the time of ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine'' she's likely no older than 19, and her official height is listed at a mere ''5'1"''.
** Her own clone, Gabby, is 13, and is actually ''[[PintSizedKid even shorter]]''.
25th Oct '16 7:30:14 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Exaggerated in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. While Edward Elric is short, he's the shortest of all of the teenage characters, which are taller than him. It's eventually revealed that the reason is because Alphonse's body is absorbing nutrients from his own, which is keeping him from growing. After the FinalBattle he starts growing a lot taller, to the point where he's taller than Winry. He's also 14 or 15 when the series starts. In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] he is never hits a growth spurt and thus is short even in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'' when he is eighteen.

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* Exaggerated in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. While Edward Elric is short, he's the shortest of all of the teenage characters, which are taller than him. It's eventually revealed that the reason is because Alphonse's body is absorbing nutrients from his own, which is keeping him from growing. After the FinalBattle he starts growing a lot taller, to the point where he's taller than Winry. He's also 14 or 15 when the series starts. In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] anime]], he is never hits a growth spurt and thus is short even in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'' when he is eighteen.
8th Sep '16 1:37:38 AM InfinityPlusTwo
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* As of the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E26StevensBirthday Steven's Birthday]]", Steven is 14 years old and Connie is about 3 months away from being 13. However, they're both half the height of an average adult. It's {{Justified}} with Steven as he hasn't physically aged since he was 8, but not with Connie. And although Steven stretches himself out to look 14 via shapeshifting, he is still at least a head shorter than Greg.

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* As of the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E26StevensBirthday Steven's Birthday]]", Steven is 14 years old and Connie is about 3 months away from being 13. However, they're both half the height of an average adult. It's {{Justified}} with Steven as he hasn't physically aged since he was 8, but not with Connie. And although Steven stretches himself out to look 14 via shapeshifting, he is still at least a head shorter than Greg. The older teenage characters, on the other hand, tend to be about as tall as the adults, with the exception of Sadie, who's barely taller than Steven.
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