History Main / VagueAge

24th Apr '16 2:16:54 PM rcmerod52
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*** WordOfGod states that Spike is a teen/young adult in pony years but a pre-teen in dragon years.
21st Apr '16 8:37:30 AM PDL
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** The Pokemon games never keep track of the ages of individual, making it impossible to tell how old it is. Evolution is also not an indication of age. The closest thing to aging is that Baby Pokemon are incapable of breeding unless they evolve into a higher form.

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** The Pokemon games never keep track of the ages of individual, individual Pokemon, making it impossible to tell how old it is. Evolution is also not an indication of age.age, as they can evolve whenever the correct trigger is hit, and can easily prevent it from occuring. The closest thing to aging is that Baby Pokemon are incapable of breeding unless they evolve into a higher form.
21st Apr '16 8:35:26 AM PDL
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** The Pokemon games never keep track of the ages of individual, making it impossible to tell how old it is. Evolution is also not an indication of age. The closest thing to aging is that Baby Pokemon are incapable of breeding unless they evolve into a higher form.
21st Apr '16 8:25:10 AM PDL
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* As per Nintendo norms, no one in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is given an exact age. The closest we get are the fact Inklings can only become perfectly humanoid [[PubertySuperpower at roughly fourteen]] so that's the minimum age for the main character, Judd is [[spoiler:over a thousand years old]], and Capt'n Cuttlefish is implied to be over 100 years old.

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* As per Nintendo norms, no one in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is given an exact age. The closest we get are the fact Inklings can only become perfectly humanoid [[PubertySuperpower at roughly fourteen]] so that's the minimum age for the main character, Judd is [[spoiler:over a thousand [[spoiler:thousands of years old]], old, being from the age of humans]], and Capt'n Cuttlefish is implied to be over 100 years old.
18th Apr '16 12:04:38 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': With a [[TheBlank complete lack of facial features]] (and the fact that they have [[TimeAbyss incredibly long lifespans]] and don't seem to age much), it's hard to say how old any of the main characters are in human terms at all, other than than that they're ''presumably'' adults.
16th Apr '16 4:09:27 PM Minni128
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**Ryuuko's vague age is a plot point, as her age not being known complicates rehabilitation, as the older she is, the less they are to recover what was lost to isolation (i.e, see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genie_(feral_child) Genie]]). What definitely forestalls calculation is the fact that when her sisters find scant photos of Ryuuko, they have the month and date on them but they don't have a year on them, in which case they go by her appearance in the photos, along with the fact that the two that did know, Ragyo and Rei, her secretary, are dead and there are no real legal documents of her.
14th Apr '16 2:09:21 PM JoeMerl
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** Lampshaded in one issue where a [[ActuallyADoombot childhood-obsessed, adult hating]] [[DependingOnTheWriter version]] of the Toyman tells his [[MultipleChoicePast story]] to Jimmy Olsen alone because he doesn't trust anyone over the age of eighteen. Jimmy kicks him over and shouts that he's ''Twenty-Three'' years old exactly.

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** Lampshaded in one issue where a [[ActuallyADoombot childhood-obsessed, adult hating]] [[DependingOnTheWriter version]] of the Toyman tells his [[MultipleChoicePast story]] to Jimmy Olsen alone because he doesn't trust anyone over the age of eighteen. Jimmy kicks him over and shouts that he's ''Twenty-Three'' ''twenty-three'' years old exactly.



* In Fawcett's [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] stories, [[http://worldsmightiestfamily.tumblr.com/post/141778044334/from-the-fawcett-companion-the-best-of-fca the official guidelines for writers]] says that while [[KidHero Billy Batson]] is fourteen (twelve when the series started), his age should never be stated so that kids can relate to him no matter how old they are.

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* In Fawcett's [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] stories, [[http://worldsmightiestfamily.tumblr.com/post/141778044334/from-the-fawcett-companion-the-best-of-fca the official guidelines for writers]] says say that while [[KidHero Billy Batson]] is fourteen (twelve when the series started), his age should never be stated so that kids can relate to him no matter how old they are.
2nd Apr '16 12:27:52 PM MyFinalEdits
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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. The two can be anywhere from their late teens to early twenties.
*** "Sadie's Song" does make Sadie's age ''slightly less'' vague--it's stated that she never went to prom, so she's presumably out of high school at the least.

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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. The two can be anywhere from their late teens to early twenties.
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"Sadie's Song" does make Sadie's age ''slightly less'' vague--it's stated states that she never went to prom, so she's presumably out of high school at the least.
1st Apr '16 10:51:52 PM AceyEnn
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*** "Sadie's Song" does make Sadie's age ''slightly less'' vague--it's stated that she never went to prom, so she's presumably out of high school at the least.
1st Apr '16 9:58:04 AM OrangenChan
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** ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' runs on this trope in general. The main protagonists will usually be given a specific age; for example, Lyn, Eliwood, and Hector from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword]]'' are 17-18. Apart from that, though, all bets are off. You can get some clues from support conversations, but hardly anyone else has their age directly stated.
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