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15th Jul '17 10:33:59 AM Adeon
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* In ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' an ArrangedMarriage between Cayleb's brother Zhan and Nahrmahn's daughter Mahrya is part of the treaty where Emerald joins the Empire of Charis. However because Zhan is still a child the actual wedding is put off until he comes of age.
10th Jun '17 2:47:29 AM lillolillo
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* ''Manga/CityHunter'':
** Inverted: Ryo doesn't have the patience for it (he admitted it the one time he tried to raise a girl to fall in love for him), but there are a few little girls waiting their eighteenth birthday before trying and jumping him...
** Subverted by Umibozu: upon learning of Miki, Ryo accused him of both this and Wife Husbandry, but he didn't do it. At least not on purpose.



%% * This is subverted in a comic, which unfortunately has its title lost. The hero has a crush on a girl who is younger then him, agrees to a jailbait wait...and, when they meet again after she's 18...she's found someone, and plans to get married. He, however, waited for her.
* In DC Comics, an alien Comicbook/GreenLantern named Arisia had a crush on human Green Lantern Hal Jordan. He could not reciprocate because she was only 13 years old. When her feelings for him caused her ring to age her body into adulthood, though, Hal was okay with it. Then about a decade later it was retconned into being okay when it was revealed that 13 years on Arisia's home planet was over 200 Earth years. She still acted like a kid, though . . . ''and'' the writers never specify whether Arisia was 'old enough' by her home planet's standards.

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%% * This is subverted in a comic, which unfortunately has its title lost. The hero has a crush on a girl who is younger then him, agrees to a jailbait wait... and, when they meet again after she's 18...18... she's found someone, and plans to get married. He, however, waited for her.
* In DC Comics, an alien Comicbook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern named Arisia had a crush on human Green Lantern Hal Jordan. He could not reciprocate because she was only 13 years old. When her feelings for him caused her ring to age her body into adulthood, though, Hal was okay with it. Then about a decade later it was retconned into being okay when it was revealed that 13 years on Arisia's home planet was over 200 Earth years. She still acted like a kid, though . . .though... ''and'' the writers never specify whether Arisia was 'old enough' by her home planet's standards.



* In the Lobo - {{Authority}} Jingle Hell crossover, Lobo starts one of these. [[{{Squick}} For a toddler]].
* After ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'', teenage Supergirl [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys started a flirtatious relationship with]] twenty-something AntiVillain Captain Boomerang, with no [[InvokedTrope invocation]] in sight. Then suddenly enforced with a vengeance when, after a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind storyline had kept her away for a few months, Boomer, Beast Boy and every other Y-chromosome who so much as glanced at her suddenly went out of their way to confirm that [[FalseReassurance they had no intention of acting upon their attraction to this stunningly hot super-babe]]. Must have been a few letters. That or her cousin let everyone know [[MySisterIsOffLimits she was off limits]], and nobody argues with the Man Of Steel.

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* In the Lobo - {{Authority}} The Authority Jingle Hell crossover, Lobo starts one of these. [[{{Squick}} For a toddler]].
* After ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'', teenage Supergirl Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys started a short-lived flirtatious relationship with]] twenty-something AntiVillain Captain Boomerang, with no [[InvokedTrope invocation]] in sight. Then suddenly enforced with a vengeance when, after a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind storyline had kept her away for a few months, Boomer, Beast Boy and every other Y-chromosome who so much as glanced at her suddenly went out of their way to confirm that [[FalseReassurance they had no intention of acting upon their attraction to this stunningly hot super-babe]]. Must have been a few letters. That or her cousin let everyone know [[MySisterIsOffLimits she was off limits]], and nobody argues with the Man Of Steel.



* Colossus and Kitty Pryde were technically like this for ''years''. In fact, when they first started to show feelings for each other, editor-in-chief of Marvel (at the time) Jim Shooter was a little concerned about it, seeing as Kitty was only fourteen and he was five years older. Kitty had even suggested breaking the taboo and ''not'' waiting in one story where they were both implanted with Brood spawn and expected to die, but he refused, instead simply granting her a passionate kiss. The wait eventually ended in the pages of ''Astonishing X-Men''; as {{Wolverine}} mentioned offhand [[DidYouJustHaveSex when he noticed the two of them afterwards]], "Bout time..."

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* Colossus and Kitty Pryde were technically like this for ''years''. In fact, when they first started to show feelings for each other, editor-in-chief of Marvel (at the time) Jim Shooter Creator/JimShooter was a little concerned about it, seeing as Kitty was only fourteen and he was five years older. Kitty had even suggested breaking the taboo and ''not'' waiting in one story where they were both implanted with Brood spawn and expected to die, but he refused, instead simply granting her a passionate kiss. The wait eventually ended in the pages of ''Astonishing X-Men''; as {{Wolverine}} mentioned offhand [[DidYouJustHaveSex when he noticed the two of them afterwards]], "Bout time..."



* Common trope in ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek XI]]'' fanfiction regarding [[FanNickname Ensign Jailbait]] Pavel Chekov. Who is, as he loves to remind us, only seventeen.

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* Common trope in ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek XI]]'' ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfiction regarding [[FanNickname Ensign Jailbait]] Pavel Chekov. Who is, as he loves to remind us, only seventeen.
25th Apr '17 7:06:45 PM Memetic
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* The marriage between 50-year-old Steven Steel and 14-year-old Lucy Pendleton in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun'' is treated as {{Squick}} by most characters, until it's revealed that Steven only married her that early to save her from being sold into prostitution, and they're [[MayDecemberRomance both]] patiently waiting until she's old enough.
10th Apr '17 12:47:35 PM KhesterBarbatos
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* In ''{{Waiting}}'', Monty was okay with having sex with the teenage hostess Vanessa, but ultimately backs out of it, though he does state he'll be more down to sleep with her once she is of legal age (which is only a couple weeks away anyway).
7th Apr '17 11:58:33 AM Silverblade2
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* In Myth/GreekMythology, Theseus kidnapped Helen when she was a young girl, intending to marry her when she grew old enough. However, she was rescued by Castor and Pollux.

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* In Myth/GreekMythology, Theseus kidnapped Helen when she was a young girl, intending to marry her when she grew old enough. However, she was rescued by Castor and Pollux. There are however versions where Theseus ''did'' ravish Helen and impregnated her with Iphigenia who was then raised by Helen's sister Clytemnestra.
2nd Apr '17 3:17:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Persona 3}} [[UpdatedRerelease Portable]]'', Ken Amada asks the Female Protagonist to do this when he realizes that he can't be her ideal man while he's still a child. However in the original Japanese version, he still gets the [[SexyDiscretionShot "You spent a long time"]] phrase when maxing out the social link. The English version edits it slightly in order avoid controversy. Note that this is a Mature rated game already.

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* In ''{{Persona 3}} ''VideoGame/Persona3 [[UpdatedRerelease Portable]]'', Ken Amada asks the Female Protagonist to do this when he realizes that he can't be her ideal man while he's still a child. However in the original Japanese version, he still gets the [[SexyDiscretionShot "You spent a long time"]] phrase when maxing out the social link. The English version edits it slightly in order avoid controversy. Note that this is a Mature rated game already.
2nd Apr '17 1:26:13 PM RoseAndHeather
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* In the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series, a rather non-squicky example between Princess Kristina of Sweden (9) and Prince Ulrik of Denmark (28), who are betrothed by their parents, to be married when she grows up. Ulrik has no romantic interest in her, and accepts the betrothal out of duty and political necessity. As it happened, Kristina turned out to be WiseBeyondHerYears, and Ulrik grows fond enough of her to look forward to their marriage.
** Also played with in the series, with Lt. Eddie Catrell. He falls head over heels in love with a princess who is 16. He specifically ruminates on the different age-of-consent laws he's used to, but acknowledges that none of that applies in the 17th century; it's her royal bloodline that makes her off-limits. In the end, in turns out her family had been plotting to manipulate him into marrying her, knowing that he'd be a useful political and technical resource.

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* In the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series, a rather non-squicky example between Princess Kristina of Sweden (9) and Prince Ulrik of Denmark (28), who are betrothed by their parents, to be married when she grows up. Ulrik has no romantic interest in her, and accepts the betrothal out of duty and political necessity. As it happened, Kristina turned out to be WiseBeyondHerYears, and Ulrik grows fond enough of her to look forward to their marriage.
marriage. (His greatest fear had been being married off to a boring, unintelligent noblewoman -- fortunately for him, Kristina is neither boring nor unintelligent).
** Also played with in the series, with Lt. Eddie Catrell. He Cantrell. He's about twenty when he falls head over heels in love with Anne Cathrine, daughter of King Christian of Denmark[[note]]but ''not'' [[InsistentTerminology a princess princess]], as her father's marriage to her mother was morganatic[[/note]], who is 16. He specifically ruminates on the different age-of-consent laws he's used to, but acknowledges that none of that applies in the 17th century; it's her royal bloodline that makes her off-limits. In the end, in turns out her family had been plotting to manipulate him into marrying her, knowing that he'd be a useful political and technical resource. [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage Eddie has no problem with this.]]
24th Mar '17 6:37:27 PM KizunaTallis
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* Deconstructed in the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' [[HateFic spitefic]] ''[[http://twispitefic.livejournal.com/20352.html Resisting Devotion]]''. Quil had imprinted on Claire when she was just a toddler, and was willing to wait until she was of legal age to make his move, [[WifeHusbandry spending those years making himself into the perfect man for her]]. Claire, however, is absolutely {{squick}}ed out by this, and at the end she viciously tells Quil that their friendship is over and she'll be getting a restraining order out on him.



%% * In ''{{Waiting}}'', Monty.

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%% * In ''{{Waiting}}'', Monty.Monty was okay with having sex with the teenage hostess Vanessa, but ultimately backs out of it, though he does state he'll be more down to sleep with her once she is of legal age (which is only a couple weeks away anyway).
22nd Mar '17 9:00:37 PM TheNewBig
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In RealLife, the age of consent varies from place to place, but in fiction it is almost always 18, largely due to SoCalization.[[note]] As mentioned on that page, California's consent law 18 with no exceptions is the strictest in the United States (and possibly the industrialized world). Most US states set consent at 16, and many of the others that set it at 17 or 18 allow for some flexibility. As [[Blog/{{Websnark}} Eric Burns-White]] puts it, referring to the subject of the page image, "[[http://new.websnark.com/post/7042576331/i-should-mention-before-we-go-any-further California: Not As Liberal As You Think.]]"[[/note]] For example, the above quote from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has it wrong; that series is based in New York, where the age of consent is 17. [[note]]Some jurisdictions, including the United States at the federal level, make it expressly illegal to cross state lines to skirt age of consent laws. The act is usually considered a form of sex tourism.[[/note]] But since that is such a moral grey area, most people will draw the line at 18 even if the age of consent is younger, when their crush is unquestionably an adult.

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In RealLife, the age of consent varies from place to place, but in fiction it is almost always 18, largely due to SoCalization.[[note]] As mentioned on that page, California's consent law 18 with no exceptions is the strictest in the United States (and possibly the industrialized world). Most US states set consent at 16, and many of the others that set it at 17 or 18 allow for some flexibility. As [[Blog/{{Websnark}} Eric Burns-White]] puts it, referring to the subject of the page image, "[[http://new.websnark.com/post/7042576331/i-should-mention-before-we-go-any-further California: Not As Liberal As You Think.]]"[[/note]] For example, the above quote from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has it wrong; that series is based in New York, where the age of consent is 17. [[note]]Some jurisdictions, including the United States at the federal level, make it expressly illegal to cross state lines to skirt age of consent laws. The act is usually considered a form of sex tourism.[[/note]] But since that is such a moral grey area, most people will draw the line at 18 even if the age of consent is younger, when their crush is unquestionably an adult.
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** In the Japanese version Brock said this towards Casey, the baseball obsessed girl from Johto. Brock said she'd be 'fun' in eight years. That's likely the only example besides Giselle of him hitting on a girl younger than him.
** In an early episode a DirtyOldMan told Misty that she'd be fun in eight years. In the English dub he says that she reminds him of his granddaughter, which arguably just makes it sound [[IncestIsRelative worse]].

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** In the Japanese version Brock said this towards Casey, the baseball obsessed girl from Johto. Brock said she'd be 'fun' in eight years. That's likely the only example besides Giselle of him hitting on a girl younger than him.\n
** In an early episode a DirtyOldMan told Misty that she'd be fun in eight years. In the English dub he says that she reminds him of his granddaughter, which arguably unfortunately just makes it sound [[IncestIsRelative worse]].
18th Mar '17 11:35:53 AM nombretomado
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* A men's magazine (GQ or some such) had a calendar in one of their 1999 issues with June 9th marked "NataliePortman, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial whom we admire solely for her acting ability]], turns 18 today."

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* A men's magazine (GQ or some such) had a calendar in one of their 1999 issues with June 9th marked "NataliePortman, "Creator/NataliePortman, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial whom we admire solely for her acting ability]], turns 18 today."
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