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25th May '18 1:12:49 PM Hjortron18
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->'''Kaiba''': This has to be some kind of trick! That's Noah, with my step-father! And according to the imprinted date, this was taken several years ago, but he looks the same age as he does now!\\
'''Yugi''': Well, this is an anime show. Who knows how old any of us are supposed to be. Serenity looks like she's sixteen, I look like I'm ten. What do you think, Téa?\\
'''Téa''': I have no idea what is happening because I am aŚ\\
'''Yugi''': Téa agrees.

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->'''Kaiba''': ->'''Kaiba:''' This has to be some kind of trick! That's Noah, with my step-father! And according to the imprinted date, this was taken several years ago, but he looks the same age as he does now!\\
'''Yugi''': '''Yugi:''' Well, this is an anime show. Who knows how old any of us are supposed to be. Serenity looks like she's sixteen, I look like I'm ten. What do you think, Téa?\\
'''Téa''': '''Téa:''' I have no idea what is happening because I am aŚ\\
'''Yugi''': '''Yugi:''' Téa agrees.
12th May '18 6:18:06 AM thatother1dude
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** Sadie and Lars have been working at Big Donut for two years, and in America most chain stores will only hire people older than sixteen. They don't seem to have any adult supervision at their job either. "Sadie's Song" states that she never went to prom, so she's presumably out of high school at the least. Lars has mentioned he's a teenager, and is apparently still in high school, meaning that he's probably either eighteen or nineteen.

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** Sadie and Lars have been working at Big Donut for two years, years by the series' beginning, and in America most chain stores will only hire people older than sixteen. They don't seem to have any adult supervision at their job either. "Sadie's Song" states that she never went to prom, so she's presumably out of high school at the least. Lars has mentioned he's a teenager, and is apparently still in high school, meaning that he's probably either eighteen or nineteen.
10th May '18 11:23:56 AM Arcana4th
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* ''VisualNovel/MonsterProm'':
** Polly's age is given as 22(?). Since she is a ghost, it's possible she died at 22 and kept living with that age, despite being older.
** Downplayed with Liam. He's Really700YearsOld, being 400-and-something in his profile, but Liam's exact age isn't specified.
5th May '18 5:11:04 PM infernape612
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*** As far as their chronological ages are concerned, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E7HorsePlay Horse Play]]" celebrates the 1111th anniversary of the first time Celestia raised the sun. ''Literature/TheJournalOfTheTwoSisters'' indicates that Celestia was a teenager when she did so, and "Horse Play" is generally consistent with the information provided in that book. The implication is that Celestia is likely in her mid to late 1120s, with Luna slightly younger.
24th Apr '18 8:12:11 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'':
** Unlike in the original, none of the character's ages are given initially. It's presumed that the characters are anywhere from 10-12 at the start. This is made more confusing because in Chapter 700 of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Boruto and his friends seemed younger (fitting since they just started the academy).
** Boruto's sister Himawari is 2 years his junior. This would mean she's likely 8-10 years old, but [[KiddieKid she doesn't act like one]]. She's treated more like a 4-7 year old.
23rd Apr '18 10:55:20 PM Unicorndance
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* ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'': Greg and his peers are twelve, Rodrick and his peers are 16, Manny and his peers are three, Peepaw (Greg's great-grandfather) is 93, Gammie (Greg's great-grandmother) is 95 and another family the Snellas have a baby named Seth and a six-year-old named Shawn, but we don't really know the ages of the other characters. We know that Greg's grandparents are elderly, and his parents are probably at least 36, that Greg's uncles Gary and Joe are younger than his dad, his aunt Cakey is older than his mom and his aunt Gretchen is younger than her.



* ''Franchise/TheMuppets'': Most of them, since they tend to have abstract appearances anyway. For ''Series/SesameStreet'' characters, this is done for psychological appeal; the regulars are supposed to emulate different stages of childhood development, and each character's 'official' age is just a reflection of that.

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* ''Franchise/TheMuppets'': Most of them, since they tend to have abstract appearances anyway. For ''Series/SesameStreet'' characters, this is done for psychological appeal; the regulars are supposed to emulate different stages of childhood development, development (except the adults), and each character's 'official' age is just a reflection of that.


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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': Though some characters' ages are known (Big Bird is six and Elmo is three for instance), some are not. Ernie and Bert for instance live by themselves but seem quite naive, the Grouches seem like adults but their ages are unknown, Ingrid and Humphrey have a baby so they must be adults, but their exact ages are unknown, Grover has jobs but sometimes acts immature, Telly acts like a six-year-old but goes to daycare, Snuffy sometimes acts six (like his pal Big Bird) and sometimes like an adult, and Cookie Monster seems sort of like a kid sometimes and an adult other times.


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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'': Lots of examples, due to the game's cartoony style. All the employed characters are adults, though the majority could be anywhere from their 20s to 50s, Simon Growl is bald but doesn't seem elderly, someone mentioned that he once had some grey hairs, but that could have been a lie and his "hair" is a sentient wig. Elder Furi and Dr Strangeglove went to university together and they're very old but ''how'' old exactly is unknown. Stacey Grace is a schoolgirl but her grade is unknown. Zack Binspin is called a "kid" by Blingo, but he lives alone, Mrs Snoodle has only just hatched out of her egg but her name implies that she's married, Auntie Wobbleson is old enough to be the aunt of an adult but she doesn't seem elderly. Lila Tweet and Pete Slurp are implied to be in school, but is that elementary school? Middle school? High school?


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* ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'': King Friday looks elderly, yet his wife Queen Sarah does not have grey hair.
9th Apr '18 5:06:42 AM KrspaceT
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* Like the above Anime example, Ash Ketchum in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has an uncertain age. In the old timeline at least. Yes, even ''Ash himself'' doesn't know how old he was in the original anime, and in reference to it he can only measure things in gyms (That happened over the course of five gyms, it took four gyms for X to evolve, etc). In the new timeline he is well aware of his age, which is 15.

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* Like the above Anime example, Ash Ketchum in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has an uncertain age. In the old timeline at least. Yes, even ''Ash himself'' doesn't know how old he was in the original anime, and in reference to it he can only measure things in gyms (That happened over the course of five gyms, it took four gyms for X to evolve, etc). Even looking at his memories, [[spoiler: Sabrina]] can't figure out how old he exactly was, and even notes that at one point May seemed to have aged ''backwards''. In the new timeline he Ash is well aware of his age, which is 15.15, and wondering what his canon age was is a running gag.
6th Apr '18 4:19:23 PM Kartoonkid95
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** Though ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'' shows the main cast graduating from college.
6th Apr '18 3:56:42 AM TheKaizerreich
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** Satoko and Rika are noticeably younger than the high school aged protagonists but how much younger is never quite stated. Satoko seems to have entered puberty but Rika hasn't yet. They both use elementary school bags as well. The closest given to an age confirmation is that Satoko is anywhere from 9 to 13 years old.

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** Satoko and Rika are noticeably younger than the high school aged protagonists but how much younger is never quite stated. Satoko seems to have entered puberty but Rika hasn't yet. They both use elementary school bags as well. The closest given to an age confirmation is that Satoko is anywhere from 9 to 13 years old.old, and Rika is officially the same as Satoko.
5th Apr '18 7:05:53 PM Kid
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* How old is Franchise/{{Barbie}}? Originally she seemed to be a high schooler. However Mattel hasaged her up over time. Currently she is portrayed as a young adult while her sister Skipper is a teenager. Still, Barbie has [[ImprobableAge become US president]] and done other things that imply she's older than her twenties. ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' affectionately pokes fun at, and lampshades, her VagueAge.

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* How old is Franchise/{{Barbie}}? Originally she seemed to be a high schooler. However Mattel hasaged has aged her up over time. Currently she is portrayed as a young adult while her sister Skipper is a teenager. Still, Barbie has [[ImprobableAge become US president]] and done other things that imply she's older than her twenties. ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' affectionately pokes fun at, and lampshades, her VagueAge.
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