06:04:16 PM Aug 7th 2011
For the Dragonball Z example, for the Gohan example, Gohan was 16, but Trunks was 8. When the time-skip appears, Trunks is now 18, and Gohan's an adult scholar in his late 20s with a library of books. Pan I think is 5.
12:26:22 AM Jun 17th 2010
Soupdragon: What!? No real life examples? Surely there must be real life examples.
12:13:03 PM Nov 6th 2012
A: That still exist? B: We don't have to use personal anecdotes. I'm sure there is an article happening on a cultural scale or something to that effect. C: There is absolutely nothing "flame worthy" about this trope. The fact that we can't list some real life examples is nothing other than ridiculous.