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21st Sep '16 3:54:48 PM thatother1dude
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** Kyoshi's daughter Koko took over her role as governor of Kyoshi Island after her mother died. The problem here is that Kyoshi died at age 230. The average age of menopause is 50 so if Kyoshi had her just before that time, it would make Koko at least 180 years old. Which is impossible for non-Avatar characters.
21st Sep '16 3:49:58 PM thatother1dude
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** Tom-Tom is 2 years old and one of the only characters in the series to have his age confirmed in-universe. Mai is stated to have been an only child for 15 years until her brother was born. This means Mai is at least 17 years old but official sources outside the show say that she is 15 years old.
21st Sep '16 3:47:28 PM thatother1dude
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* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', [[ShownTheirWork of all things]], has a pretty serious error when it comes to Ruka's message. She is sent back in time seventeen years to her pregnant mother, in the hope of changing her sex from male to female. However, it's been established that one second on the Phone Microwave ([[RunningGag name subject]] [[InsistentTerminology to change]])'s timer corresponds to one hour back in time, and seventeen years, discounting leap days, is 148,920 hours. The microwave's counter [[https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31.0-8/1412463_453647564746007_595751619_o.png only has five digits]], and presumably can't go over 99,999. Given the level of detail and accuracy in the rest of the series, it's entirely possible the staff noticed the former error and instead of trying to correct it, simply went "Fuck it" and left it that way.

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* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', [[ShownTheirWork of all things]], has a pretty serious error when it comes to Ruka's message. She It is sent back in time seventeen years to her Ruka's pregnant mother, in the hope of [[GenderBender changing her child's sex from male to female. female]]. However, it's been established that one second on the Phone Microwave ([[RunningGag name subject]] [[InsistentTerminology to change]])'s timer corresponds to one hour back in time, and seventeen years, discounting leap days, years is 148,920 about is 150,000 hours. The microwave's counter [[https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31.0-8/1412463_453647564746007_595751619_o.png only has five digits]], and presumably can't go over 99,999. Given the level of detail and accuracy in the rest of the series, it's entirely possible the staff noticed the former error and instead of trying to correct it, simply went "Fuck it" and left it that way.
21st Sep '16 3:42:52 PM thatother1dude
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* There's a Creator/ChuckJones cartoon that invokes this: In 1945's ''Hare Tonic'', Bugs asks Elmer a couple basic multiplication questions. When asked to multiply "3 x 3", Elmer replies "6." Bugs does not call him out on this.

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* There's a Creator/ChuckJones In Creator/ChuckJones's 1945 cartoon that invokes this: In 1945's ''Hare Tonic'', Bugs asks Elmer a couple basic multiplication questions. When asked to multiply "3 x 3", Elmer replies "6." Bugs does not call him out on this.
21st Sep '16 3:38:43 PM thatother1dude
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*** Considering Rina was Roku's daughter and Ursa was born 76 years after Roku's death, Rina would have been at least 76 years old when she gave birth to Ursa and at least 97 when she died. In The Search trilogy, Ursa is 38 while Zuko is 19 which means Ursa had to have been at least 19 when she gave birth to Zuko but she had only just met Ozai when she was 21.
2nd Sep '16 2:32:21 PM skybox
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** FridgeBrilliance: Forgetting Kevin's birthday two years in a row is ''exactly'' the sort of thing his family would do.

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** FridgeBrilliance: Forgetting Kevin's birthday two years in a row is ''exactly'' the sort of thing [[DysfunctionalFamily his family family]] would do.
2nd Sep '16 1:34:32 PM skybox
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** FridgeBrilliance: Forgetting Kevin's birthday two years in a row is ''exactly'' the sort of thing his family would do.
31st Aug '16 7:28:17 PM emmerys
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*** Considering Rina was Roku's daughter and Ursa was born 76 years after Roku's death, Rina would have been at least 76 years old when she gave birth to Ursa and at least 97 when she died. In The Search trilogy, Ursa is 38 while Zuko is 19 which means Ursa had to have been at least 19 when she gave birth to Zuko but only got married to Ozai when she was 21.

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*** Considering Rina was Roku's daughter and Ursa was born 76 years after Roku's death, Rina would have been at least 76 years old when she gave birth to Ursa and at least 97 when she died. In The Search trilogy, Ursa is 38 while Zuko is 19 which means Ursa had to have been at least 19 when she gave birth to Zuko but she had only got married to just met Ozai when she was 21.
31st Aug '16 7:25:29 PM emmerys
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** Tom-Tom is 2 years old and one of the only characters in the series to have his age confirmed in-universe. Mai is stated to have been an only child for 15 years until her brother was born. This means Mai is at least 17 years old but official sources outside the show say that she is 15 years old.


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*** Considering Rina was Roku's daughter and Ursa was born 76 years after Roku's death, Rina would have been at least 76 years old when she gave birth to Ursa and at least 97 when she died. In The Search trilogy, Ursa is 38 while Zuko is 19 which means Ursa had to have been at least 19 when she gave birth to Zuko but only got married to Ozai when she was 21.
** Kyoshi's daughter Koko took over her role as governor of Kyoshi Island after her mother died. The problem here is that Kyoshi died at age 230. The average age of menopause is 50 so if Kyoshi had her just before that time, it would make Koko at least 180 years old. Which is impossible for non-Avatar characters.
30th Aug '16 1:43:27 PM ShorinBJ
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* There's a glaring example in the ''Weather Warden'' book series by Rachel Caine. The lead character, Joanne, has a supernatural adult daughter named Imara, who technically doesn't age. In the fifth book, Firestorm, a character comments to Joanne that she is "plenty old enough" to have an adult daughter. Joanne's character is ''twenty-eight'' years old, there's no way she could have an adult daughter. Suppose Imara is twenty years old; that would mean Jo had her at eight years old.

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* There's a glaring example in the ''Weather Warden'' book series by Rachel Caine. The lead character, Joanne, has a supernatural adult daughter named Imara, who technically doesn't age. In the fifth book, Firestorm, a character comments to Joanne that she is "plenty old enough" to have an adult daughter. Joanne's character is ''twenty-eight'' years old, there's no way she could have an adult daughter. Suppose Imara is twenty years old; that would mean Jo had her at eight years old. Granted, girls as young as five giving birth have been documented, but the clear implication of the above statement is that Jo is old enough to have had a child at a typical age long enough ago that that child would be an adult.



* In the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' series by Jeanience Frost, Annette says she was 14 when she was forced into an arranged marriage, and met Bones "several years" after. If we conservatively call "several" three, she was 17. She conceived a child ''after'' that, as she states that the father could have been either her husband or Bones. So we have her giving birth at probably 18. She describes being ill for months following the breech delivery, during which time Bones helped her recover. Then she relates his being sent to Australia and returning 19 years later to make her a vampire. So she was ''at least'' 37. But the same book states her age as being 36 when she was turned. This works only if we take "several" to mean "two." Which it really doesn't.

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* In the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' series by Jeanience Jeaniene Frost, Annette says she was 14 when she was forced into an arranged marriage, and met Bones "several years" after. If we conservatively call "several" three, she was 17. She conceived a child ''after'' that, as she states that the father could have been either her husband or Bones. So we have her giving birth at probably 18.18 or older. She describes being ill for months following the breech delivery, during which time Bones helped her recover. Then she relates his being sent to Australia and returning 19 years later to make her a vampire. So she was ''at least'' 37. But the same book states her age as being 36 when she was turned. This works only if we take "several" to mean "two." Which it really doesn't.
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