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* Interestingly {{invoked|Trope}} in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', where Issei instates this for Koneko. While Koneko is already well over the age of consent[[note]]The timeline's blurry, but it's probably she's well into her triple digits[[/note]], physically she's still an underclassman, yet also already fertile. A pregnancy would be disastrous, and [[ChivalrousPervert Issei]] doesn't want to risk it any more than she does.

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* Interestingly {{invoked|Trope}} in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', where Issei instates this for Koneko. While Koneko is already well over the age of consent[[note]]The timeline's blurry, but it's probably she's well into her triple digits[[/note]], physically she's still an underclassman, yet also already fertile. A pregnancy would be disastrous, and [[ChivalrousPervert Issei]] doesn't want to risk it any more than she does.

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* "House of Fun" by ''Music/{{Madness}}'' is a comedy number about a boy trying to [[TrojanGauntlet buy condoms]] on his sixteenth birthday (the age of consent in the UK), although it doesn't state whether he has someone specific who's been waiting, or if he's just hopeful.


In RealLife, laws for age of consent vary from place to place, but fictional cases usually simplify it to be 18, with no exceptions. Some countries and states have close-in-age exemptions called "Romeo and Juliet laws", which protect teenage couples from rape charges even if one/both partners are below the age of consent.

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In RealLife, laws for age of consent vary from place to place, but fictional cases usually simplify it to be 18, with no exceptions. Some countries and states have close-in-age exemptions called "Romeo and Juliet laws", which protect teenage couples from rape charges even if one/both partners are below they're both minors or one is at the age of consent.consent while the other is just a year or two below it.


* Whenever a teenage starlet makes headway, you can be sure to find a website ''somewhere'' on the internet counting down -- in seconds -- to the day she turns 18. The more satirical of these sites will include pictures of said starlet from official sources that are suggestive in nature (e.g. Music/BritneySpears as CatholicSchoolGirlsRule in her "Hit Me Baby One More Time" video, or the cover of ''Magazine/RollingStone'' where she appeared in lingerie, both taken when she was 17), commenting on the hypocrisy of considering someone perverted for being attracted to a teenage media figure that has been overtly sexualized. The rest of the sites are just plain creepy.

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* Whenever a teenage starlet makes headway, you can be sure to find a website ''somewhere'' on the internet counting down -- in seconds -- to the day she turns 18. The more satirical of these sites will include pictures of said starlet from official sources that are 18, complete with her most suggestive in nature photos (e.g. Music/BritneySpears as CatholicSchoolGirlsRule in her "Hit Me Baby One More Time" video, or the cover of ''Magazine/RollingStone'' where she appeared in lingerie, both taken when she was 17), 17). Sometimes these are satirical, commenting on the hypocrisy of considering someone perverted shaming people for being attracted to a teenage media figure that has been overtly sexualized. The rest of But then you have the sites ones that play this trope straight and are just plain creepy.


* Sort of alluded to in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', where Hisoka's impatient waiting for Gon and Killua is made out to be a parallel to a hebephile waiting for his target to become legal. His wording of how he can't wait to "pluck the fruit that hasn't ripened yet" doesn't help his case. At first he was very definitely just looking for good fights and they had potential, but after Greed Island where he unabashedly got an (speech-bubble-covered) erection after they found him bathing and ogled their butts, he's apparently equal-op. Especially remarkable in that Gon was probably aware of this (and Killua definitely was) when Gon produced a plan to win at [[MundaneMadeAwesome extreme dodgeball]] that involved Killua being driven face-first into Hisoka's crotch. (By Gon and a super-sonic dodgeball, so mostly it's just a matter of ''owch'', but still.)[[RefugeInAudacity Hisoka cackled about it.]]

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* Sort of alluded to in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', where Hisoka's impatient waiting for Gon and Killua is made out to be a parallel to a hebephile waiting for his target to become legal. His wording of how he can't wait to "pluck the fruit that hasn't ripened yet" doesn't help his case. At first first, he was very definitely just looking for good fights and they had potential, but after Greed Island where he unabashedly got an a (speech-bubble-covered) erection after they found him bathing and ogled their butts, he's apparently equal-op. Especially remarkable in that Gon was probably aware of this (and Killua definitely was) when Gon produced a plan to win at [[MundaneMadeAwesome extreme dodgeball]] that involved Killua being driven face-first into Hisoka's crotch. (By Gon and a super-sonic dodgeball, so mostly it's just a matter of ''owch'', but still.)[[RefugeInAudacity Hisoka cackled about it.]]



* In ''Manga/{{FAKE}}'', Carol promises to go on a date with Dee in five years (when she turns 18). However, she later cancels because she's going out with Bikky. (The whole thing was a joke meant to tease Bikky in the first place, since Dee only has eyes for Ryo.)

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* In ''Manga/{{FAKE}}'', Carol promises to go on a date with Dee in five years (when she turns 18). However, she later cancels because she's going out with Bikky. (The whole thing was a joke meant to tease Bikky in the first place, place since Dee only has eyes for Ryo.)



** Subverted in the case of Vander Decken IX and Princess Shirahoshi in ''Manga/OnePiece''. The StalkerWithACrush first noticed Shirahoshi when she was six years old, but Decken had no interest in marrying a six year old. One of his crew suggested that if [[spoiler: he got a certain magical artifact held by the royal family, he could magically age Shirahoshi to his preferred age]] and it would be a better, if weird, sort of sped-up of WifeHusbandry. [[note]]It isn't specified if the magic gadget speeds up mental aging well.[[/note]] Interestingly, he doesn't want to marry her for love, but because Shirahoshi has the power to [[spoiler:control Sea Kings (basically sea monsters like giant sharks)]]. Though he does go through the JailBaitWait simply because she's kept away from him for all that time.

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** Subverted in the case of Vander Decken IX and Princess Shirahoshi in ''Manga/OnePiece''. The StalkerWithACrush first noticed Shirahoshi when she was six years old, but Decken had no interest in marrying a six year old.six-year-old. One of his crew suggested that if [[spoiler: he got a certain magical artifact held by the royal family, he could magically age Shirahoshi to his preferred age]] and it would be a better, if weird, sort of sped-up of WifeHusbandry. [[note]]It isn't specified if the magic gadget speeds up mental aging well.[[/note]] Interestingly, he doesn't want to marry her for love, but because Shirahoshi has the power to [[spoiler:control Sea Kings (basically sea monsters like giant sharks)]]. Though he does go through the JailBaitWait simply because she's kept away from him for all that time.



* In ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'', [[SheIsTheKing Demon King]] knew about Yuusha since the day he was born. She loved him since that day, and waited until he grew up to ask him to be hers.

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* In ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'', [[SheIsTheKing Demon King]] knew about Yuusha since the day he was born. She loved him since that day, day and waited until he grew up to ask him to be hers.



* Used sinisterly in ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}''. Marube makes it clear he is waiting for his eighteen year old [[ParentalIncest daughter]] to turn twenty so he can rape her.

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* Used sinisterly in ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}''. Marube makes it clear he is waiting for his eighteen year old eighteen-year-old [[ParentalIncest daughter]] to turn twenty so he can rape her.



%% * 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.

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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 than 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.



* An issue of ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' takes place a couple of centuries in the future, and Archie helps Betty babysit her young cousin. Among the cool devices they have in the future is a mirror that can show what you'd look like at any age. The cousin uses it to show what she will look like when she is sixteen, and Archie quips that he might just put him self into cryo-freeze to wait until then.

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* An issue of ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' takes place a couple of centuries in the future, and Archie helps Betty babysit her young cousin. Among the cool devices they have in the future is a mirror that can show what you'd look like at any age. The cousin uses it to show what she will look like when she is sixteen, and Archie quips that he might just put him self himself into cryo-freeze to wait until then.



* Appears in modified form in the Franchise/HarryPotter fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4101650/1/bBackward_b_With_bPurpose_b_Part_I_Always_and_Always Backward With Purpose]], an AU in which Harry, Ron, and Ginny travel back in time to prevent the gruesome deaths of their friends and family. Only their minds travel back in time, so that they wake up as 11-year-olds with adult minds. Harry and Ginny are married and the fact that they have the minds of sexually-active married adults but the bodies of prepubescent children is a source of great tension (and is a recurring issue throughout the story).

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* Appears in modified form in the Franchise/HarryPotter fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4101650/1/bBackward_b_With_bPurpose_b_Part_I_Always_and_Always Backward With Purpose]], an AU in which Harry, Ron, and Ginny travel back in time to prevent the gruesome deaths of their friends and family. Only their minds travel back in time, time so that they wake up as 11-year-olds with adult minds. Harry and Ginny are married and the fact that they have the minds of sexually-active married adults but the bodies of prepubescent children is a source of great tension (and is a recurring issue throughout the story).



* ''[[Fanfic/MegsFamilySeries Meg's Boyfriend]]'': While Meg and Zack start dating when she's 17 and he's 20, they at first promise not to have sex until she's 18 (Though read below at the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' section for inconsistencies with the real life Rhode Island's age of consent). Subverted Meg decides that she wants to have sex anyway.

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* ''[[Fanfic/MegsFamilySeries Meg's Boyfriend]]'': While Meg and Zack start dating when she's 17 and he's 20, they at first promise not to have sex until she's 18 (Though read below at the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' section for inconsistencies with the real life real-life Rhode Island's age of consent). Subverted Meg decides that she wants to have sex anyway.



* 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 the original ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' series, there is ShipTease between Ruki and Ryo who are both 10 and 14 respectively, although in the Dub, Ruki is 13. In ''Digimon Re: Tamers'' within the ''Fanfic/CitadelOfTheHeart'' continuity, there's still an age difference with [[AgeLift Ruki at 17 and Ryo at 19]], and Ryo is given very strict guidelines by Ruki that Ryo is to not touch her or look at her in a sexual manner until she turns 18 in a few months. It's downplayed a little bit as Ruki allows Ryo some breathing room as to make sure she's not too strict with the guidelines; if she engages Ryo in a simple kiss, Ryo is allowed to kiss her back, but only if Ruki initiates the kiss first. [[DiscussedTrope When talking with Jeri about it during lunch]], Ruki does admit she's perhaps being a little too harsh on Ryo, and does sometimes make innocent physical moves such as hugging or cuddling to ease the tension, so long as it doesn't end up becoming sexual in nature.

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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, 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 end, she viciously tells Quil that their friendship is over and she'll be getting a restraining order out on him.
* In the original ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' series, there is ShipTease between Ruki and Ryo who are both 10 and 14 respectively, although although, in the Dub, Ruki is 13. In ''Digimon Re: Tamers'' within the ''Fanfic/CitadelOfTheHeart'' continuity, there's still an age difference with [[AgeLift Ruki at 17 and Ryo at 19]], and Ryo is given very strict guidelines by Ruki that Ryo is to not touch her or look at her in a sexual manner until she turns 18 in a few months. It's downplayed a little bit as Ruki allows Ryo some breathing room as to make sure she's not too strict with the guidelines; if she engages Ryo in a simple kiss, Ryo is allowed to kiss her back, but only if Ruki initiates the kiss first. [[DiscussedTrope When talking with Jeri about it during lunch]], Ruki does admit she's perhaps being a little too harsh on Ryo, Ryo and does sometimes make innocent physical moves such as hugging or cuddling to ease the tension, so long as it doesn't end up becoming sexual in nature.



* Discussed in ''Film/HardCandy'', where 32 year old Jeff hits on allegedly 14 year old Hayley.

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* Discussed in ''Film/HardCandy'', where 32 year old 32-year-old Jeff hits on allegedly 14 year old 14-year-old Hayley.



* The film ''Film/BlankCheck'' has a bit at the end where the thirteen year-old protagonist asks the woman he has been pursuing for the film when he might see her again. She says to give her a call in ten years (though he argues her down to six). Then she kisses him (as in, [[{{Squick}} an actual kiss on the lips]]).

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* The film ''Film/BlankCheck'' has a bit at the end where the thirteen year-old thirteen-year-old protagonist asks the woman he has been pursuing for the film when he might see her again. She says to give her a call in ten years (though he argues her down to six). Then she kisses him (as in, [[{{Squick}} an actual kiss on the lips]]).



* In ''Film/{{Womb}}'', the protagonist's boyfriend is killed in a car accident. She then ''gives birth to his clone''. It starts out creepy, and then gets even creepier when the child reaches adulthood and Mom is jealous of his girlfriend.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Waiting}}'', which has nothing to do with this trope otherwise. Ryan Reynolds character has a thing for underage girls, and spends most of the movie flirting hard with the seventeen-year-old hostess of the restaurant. At the end, as part of general CharacterDevelopment for all the cast, Reynolds' character insists on waiting until the hostess' eighteenth birthday for them to do the deed.

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* In ''Film/{{Womb}}'', the protagonist's boyfriend is killed in a car accident. She then ''gives birth to his clone''. It starts out creepy, creepy and then gets even creepier when the child reaches adulthood and Mom is jealous of his girlfriend.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Waiting}}'', which has nothing to do with this trope otherwise. Ryan Reynolds character has a thing for underage girls, girls and spends most of the movie flirting hard with the seventeen-year-old hostess of the restaurant. At In the end, as part of general CharacterDevelopment for all the cast, Reynolds' character insists on waiting until the hostess' eighteenth birthday for them to do the deed.



* Pages could be written on this for the works of Creator/PiersAnthony - well, perhaps not, given that some of them don't wait -- but a particular note needs to be made of the sixty-plus-year-old judge and the ''fourteen-year-old'' drug addict prostitute in ''Literature/AndEternity''. She spends a few days in Heaven, during which two years passes on Earth, so it's legal (at least in that jurisdiction) -- but she's still ''fourteen'' in body and mind! And they don't entirely wait, either -- they get it on during a camping trip while the girl is possessed by a (to be fair, much older) ghost.

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* Pages could be written on this for the works of Creator/PiersAnthony - well, perhaps not, given that some of them don't wait -- but a particular note needs to be made of the sixty-plus-year-old judge and the ''fourteen-year-old'' drug addict prostitute in ''Literature/AndEternity''. She spends a few days in Heaven, during which two years passes pass on Earth, so it's legal (at least in that jurisdiction) -- but she's still ''fourteen'' in body and mind! And they don't entirely wait, either -- they get it on during a camping trip while the girl is possessed by a (to be fair, much older) ghost.



* This was a long-running plot in the Emily books by Lucy Maud Montgomery (of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' fame). In the first book, ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon'', Emily Starr first meets Dean Priest, a distant relative who went to school with her father, when he is 36 and she 12. On that first meeting he explicitly tells her, "I think I'll wait for you," though Emily doesn't understand what he means. In the second book, Emily Climbs, in which Emily is an adolescent, a local man tells Emily that Dean is "just biding his time till ye get old enough for coorting," an idea Emily finds ridiculous with someone old enough to be her father. In the final book, Emily's Quest, they are engaged when Emily is about 20 or so, though she breaks it up when she realizes her feelings for her childhood friend Teddy.

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* This was a long-running plot in the Emily books by Lucy Maud Montgomery (of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' fame). In the first book, ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon'', Emily Starr first meets Dean Priest, a distant relative who went to school with her father, when he is 36 and she 12. On that first meeting meeting, he explicitly tells her, "I think I'll wait for you," though Emily doesn't understand what he means. In the second book, Emily Climbs, in which Emily is an adolescent, a local man tells Emily that Dean is "just biding his time till ye get old enough for coorting," an idea Emily finds ridiculous with someone old enough to be her father. In the final book, Emily's Quest, they are engaged when Emily is about 20 or so, though she breaks it up when she realizes her feelings for her childhood friend Teddy.



* In the Creator/MercedesLackey book ''[[Literature/TheObsidianTrilogy When Darkness Falls]]'', the hero's sister makes a HeroicSacrifice in the books climax. She then reincarnates. Her lover from her previous life arranges to be betrothed to her infant self. Note that 1: The lover (and the girl in her new incarnation) are both elves, so the wait isn't that long compared to the lifespan of either of them, and they will still be able to spend centuries together after the wait ends (This also resolves the MayflyDecemberRomance concerns that caused problems with the relationship earlier in the trilogy), and 2: She was reincarnated as a noble-born elf, and their culture saw nothing wrong with betrothing newborns.

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* In the Creator/MercedesLackey book ''[[Literature/TheObsidianTrilogy When Darkness Falls]]'', the hero's sister makes a HeroicSacrifice in the books book's climax. She then reincarnates. Her lover from her previous life arranges to be betrothed to her infant self. Note that 1: The lover (and the girl in her new incarnation) are both elves, so the wait isn't that long compared to the lifespan of either of them, and they will still be able to spend centuries together after the wait ends (This also resolves the MayflyDecemberRomance concerns that caused problems with the relationship earlier in the trilogy), and 2: She was reincarnated as a noble-born elf, and their culture saw nothing wrong with betrothing newborns.



** One off-screen Arranged Marriage involves a teenage Lannister cousin (The son of Tywin's brother) taking control of a minor house by marrying its sole surviving heiress, who happens to be an infant. When he goes missing and is presumed dead, there's a bit of GallowsHumor about how the little lady is the first bride in the Seven Kingdoms to be wed and widowed before she'd been weaned.

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** One off-screen Arranged Marriage ArrangedMarriage involves a teenage Lannister cousin (The son of Tywin's brother) taking control of a minor house by marrying its sole surviving heiress, who happens to be an infant. When he goes missing and is presumed dead, there's a bit of GallowsHumor about how the little lady is the first bride in the Seven Kingdoms to be wed and widowed before she'd been weaned.



** 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. (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 Cantrell. He's all of twenty when he falls head over heels in love with the sixteen-year-old Anne Cathrine, daughter of King Christian of Denmark[[note]]but ''not'' [[InsistentTerminology a princess]], as her father's marriage to her mother was morganatic[[/note]]. 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[[note]]at sixteen, Anne Cathrine in her time is very much considered a grown woman of an age to get married[[/note]]; 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.]]

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** 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, 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. (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 Cantrell. He's all of twenty when he falls head over heels in love with the sixteen-year-old Anne Cathrine, daughter of King Christian of Denmark[[note]]but ''not'' [[InsistentTerminology a princess]], as her father's marriage to her mother was morganatic[[/note]]. 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[[note]]at sixteen, Anne Cathrine in her time is very much considered a grown woman of an age to get married[[/note]]; it's her royal bloodline that makes her off-limits. In the end, in it 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.]]



* 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.

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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 However, because Zhan is still a child the actual wedding is put off until he comes of age.



** Little Doe gets a PrecociousCrush and essentially engages herself with the titular hero in the very first book, when she's 12, and Wolfhound is [[YoungerThanTheyLook 23]]. Through the course of the series Wolfhound considers himself duly engaged, and having also taken a shining to the girl, patiently waits for the circumstances to let them to be together. Little Doe on her part has to hold against the pressure of [[ApronMatron her domineering mother]] [[ArrangedMarriage to marry into their neighbor clan]], until she runs away with [[LikeBrotherAndSister her male friend in a similar predicament]] and his girlfriend. It's implied that Wolfhound and Little Doe finally get together after the last book, when they are 19 and 30 respecively.

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** Little Doe gets a PrecociousCrush and essentially engages herself with the titular hero in the very first book, book when she's 12, and Wolfhound is [[YoungerThanTheyLook 23]]. Through the course of the series series, Wolfhound considers himself duly engaged, engaged and having also taken a shining to the girl, patiently waits for the circumstances to let them to be together. Little Doe on her part has to hold against the pressure of [[ApronMatron her domineering mother]] [[ArrangedMarriage to marry into their neighbor clan]], until she runs away with [[LikeBrotherAndSister her male friend in a similar predicament]] and his girlfriend. It's implied that Wolfhound and Little Doe finally get together after the last book, book when they are 19 and 30 respecively.30, respectively.



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* The Brazilian SoapOpera ''Xica da Silva'''s many nude scenes with leading actress Taís Araújo were ''shot'' when she was seventeen, but couldn't be screened before she turned eighteen. According to the actress herself, some tabloids kept countdowns to her eighteenth birthday, so they could see a half naked seventeen-year-old. The actress considers this work an OldShame for this reason.

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* The Brazilian SoapOpera ''Xica da Silva'''s many nude scenes with leading actress Taís Araújo were ''shot'' when she was seventeen, but couldn't be screened before she turned eighteen. According to the actress herself, some tabloids kept countdowns to her eighteenth birthday, so they could see a half naked half-naked seventeen-year-old. The actress considers this work an OldShame for this reason.



* In ''Series/TheGoodWife'', Alicia's 15 year old daughter is found to be on a list of hottest politician's daughters. Said list notes Illinois has an age of consent of only 17 and suggest people start their countdown clocks.

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* In ''Series/TheGoodWife'', Alicia's 15 year old 15-year-old daughter is found to be on a list of hottest politician's daughters. Said list notes Illinois has an age of consent of only 17 and suggest people start their countdown clocks.



* Some British newspapers such as ''The Daily Sport'' were known to count down the days until a girl would pose topless on her 16th birthday - Lindsey Dawn [=McKenzie=] in 1994 is an example. Several models began their careers at sixteen, posing as Page 3 Girls in ''The Sun'' - Samantha Fox, Debee Ashby and Maria Whittaker.

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* Some British newspapers such as ''The Daily Sport'' were known to count down the days until a girl would pose topless on her 16th birthday - Lindsey Dawn [=McKenzie=] in 1994 is an example. Several models began their careers at sixteen, posing as Page 3 Girls in ''The Sun'' - Samantha Fox, Debee Ashby Ashby, and Maria Whittaker.



* The Vandals made a song called "Fourteen", which was about someone falling in love with a fourteen year old girl.

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* The Vandals made a song called "Fourteen", which was about someone falling in love with a fourteen year old fourteen-year-old girl.



* Inverted in "Penelope" by Zak Waters. Now that the singer is eighteen he wants to date his old baby-sitter.

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* Inverted in "Penelope" by Zak Waters. Now that the singer is eighteen he wants to date his old baby-sitter.babysitter.



* A radio interview with Creator/BilliePiper when she was 15 had the host, ChrisMoyles, openly (albeit humorously) commenting on her attractiveness, along with the statement that the men of Britain (including himself) were eagerly awaiting her 16th birthday, when she'd be legal in the UK.

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* A radio interview with Creator/BilliePiper when she was 15 had the host, ChrisMoyles, openly (albeit humorously) commenting on her attractiveness, along with the statement that the men of Britain (including himself) were eagerly awaiting her 16th birthday, birthday when she'd be legal in the UK.



* Not mentioned in ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' but still present. Juliet is betrothed to marry Paris at the age of thirteen. While young marriages like this were common in those days, they would have to wait a few years before the marriage would be consummated (if only for the sake of preserving Juliet's chances of producing heirs). Doubly so, since Paris is implied to be several years older than her. But of course she does it with Romeo - who is closer to her age.

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* Not mentioned in ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' but still present. Juliet is betrothed to marry Paris at the age of thirteen. While young marriages like this were common in those days, they would have to wait a few years before the marriage would be consummated (if only for the sake of preserving Juliet's chances of producing heirs). Doubly so, since Paris is implied to be several years older than her. But of course course, she does it with Romeo - who is closer to her age.



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', the precocious young Relm briefly flirts with Edgar, who seems visibly disturbed... until he tells her to to come see him in a couple years.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', the precocious young Relm briefly flirts with Edgar, who seems visibly disturbed... until he tells her to to come see him in a couple of years.



** ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2}}'' has a sort-of version of this. Teen sims can have romantic relationships with other Teen sims (although they cannot [[GRatedSex WooHoo]]), but cannot have romantic relationships with Young Adult, Adult or Elder sims. When one of the Teen sims Grows Up, the game will automatically turn their relationship into a platonic one. If you want them to stay together, you have to wait until the other Teen sim Grows Up and then rekindle their romance from scratch. This gets annoying, since sims only age if you play them, so if you want a teen romance to keep going, you have to juggle the families to keep both sims at relatively the same age, or else one will outage the other. This is even worse if your sim romanced an NPC teen, since [=NPCs=] ''never'' age, and so the relationship is doomed.

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** ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2}}'' has a sort-of version of this. Teen sims can have romantic relationships with other Teen sims (although they cannot [[GRatedSex WooHoo]]), but cannot have romantic relationships with Young Adult, Adult or Elder sims. When one of the Teen sims Grows Up, the game will automatically turn their relationship into a platonic one. If you want them to stay together, you have to wait until the other Teen sim Grows Up and then rekindle their romance from scratch. This gets annoying, annoying since sims only age if you play them, so if you want a teen romance to keep going, you have to juggle the families to keep both sims at relatively the same age, or else one will outage the other. This is even worse if your sim romanced an NPC teen, since [=NPCs=] ''never'' age, and so the relationship is doomed.



** In ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 3}}'', the same rules apply regarding the interactions between Teens and Young Adults. Interestingly, there seem to be more then just a few mods to actually make it possible for adults to flirt with teens.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 3}}'', the same rules apply regarding the interactions between Teens and Young Adults. Interestingly, there seem to be more then than just a few mods to actually make it possible for adults to flirt with teens.



* In ''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.

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* In ''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 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 Mature-rated game already.



** Ricken is the youngest male among the Shepherds, but is able to marry most of the female characters[[note]]except Sumia, Flavia, Anna, Tiki, Say'ri and the female SpotPass characters[[/note]]. His S support with Cordelia addresses this, by having her accept his proposal but wait until he's a little older for them to actually marry.
** Averted by necessity with Nowi, at least as far as looks go. She looks like a cute preteen human, but is actually a manakete (a WereDragon that can switch between humanoid and dragon form), and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld really over a 1000 years old]], making her a [[ProportionalAging preteen in Dragon years]]. Any partner of hers that is not nearly as long-lived would have to accept her looking like that if they want to marry and have children within their lifetime, and the game does bring it up when Nah, her daughter, wonders what her dad saw in Nowi for her to be the result.

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** Ricken is the youngest male among the Shepherds, Shepherds but is able to marry most of the female characters[[note]]except Sumia, Flavia, Anna, Tiki, Say'ri and the female SpotPass characters[[/note]]. His S support with Cordelia addresses this, by having her accept his proposal but wait until he's a little older for them to actually marry.
** Averted by necessity with Nowi, at least as far as looks go. She looks like a cute preteen human, human but is actually a manakete (a WereDragon that can switch between humanoid and dragon form), and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld really over a 1000 years old]], making her a [[ProportionalAging preteen in Dragon years]]. Any partner of hers that is not nearly as long-lived would have to accept her looking like that if they want to marry and have children within their lifetime, and the game does bring it up when Nah, her daughter, wonders what her dad saw in Nowi for her to be the result.



* ''Webcomic/TreadingGround'' [[http://www.treadingground.com/?p=788 makes it explicit]]. In fact it supplies the image for this trope. It also deconstructs the trope. Nate later discovers that the legal age of consent in South Carolina (where the story is taking place) would have made Rose at the age of consent from the moment he met her. [[http://www.treadingground.com/?p=1550 Much later]], they [[ConversationalTroping discuss]] the effects of being raised by popular media, complete with a name drop for SoCalization.
* A variant is mentioned in ''Moon Over June'', when Hatsuki ''brags'' that her first porn shoot started late the night before her 18th birthday and was timed so her clothes actually came off at the stroke of midnight. Summer's more surprised that Hatsuki was a virgin until she was eighteen (it should be noted, Hatsuki's Canadian, and their age of consent is 16).

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* ''Webcomic/TreadingGround'' [[http://www.treadingground.com/?p=788 makes it explicit]]. In fact fact, it supplies the image for this trope. It also deconstructs the trope. Nate later discovers that the legal age of consent in South Carolina (where the story is taking place) would have made Rose at the age of consent from the moment he met her. [[http://www.treadingground.com/?p=1550 Much later]], they [[ConversationalTroping discuss]] the effects of being raised by popular media, complete with a name drop for SoCalization.
* A variant is mentioned in ''Moon Over June'', June'' when Hatsuki ''brags'' that her first porn shoot started late the night before her 18th birthday and was timed so her clothes actually came off at the stroke of midnight. Summer's more surprised that Hatsuki was a virgin until she was eighteen (it should be noted, Hatsuki's Canadian, Canadian and their age of consent is 16).



* Whenever a teenage starlet makes headway, you can be sure to find a website ''somewhere'' on the internet counting down--in seconds--to the day she turns 18. The more satirical of these sites will include pictures of said starlet from official sources that are suggestive in nature (e.g. Music/BritneySpears as CatholicSchoolGirlsRule in her "Hit Me Baby One More Time" video, or the cover of ''Magazine/RollingStone'' where she appeared in lingerie, both taken when she was 17), commenting on the hypocrisy of considering someone perverted for being attracted to a teenage media figure that has been overtly sexualized. The rest of the sites are just plain creepy.

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* Whenever a teenage starlet makes headway, you can be sure to find a website ''somewhere'' on the internet counting down--in seconds--to down -- in seconds -- to the day she turns 18. The more satirical of these sites will include pictures of said starlet from official sources that are suggestive in nature (e.g. Music/BritneySpears as CatholicSchoolGirlsRule in her "Hit Me Baby One More Time" video, or the cover of ''Magazine/RollingStone'' where she appeared in lingerie, both taken when she was 17), commenting on the hypocrisy of considering someone perverted for being attracted to a teenage media figure that has been overtly sexualized. The rest of the sites are just plain creepy.



'''Audience:'''-my magical broomstick! Oh what a fantastic world of innocent whimsy! Tra-la-la!

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'''Audience:'''-my magical broomstick! Oh Oh, what a fantastic world of innocent whimsy! Tra-la-la!



* More than one Web page[[note]]including, of course, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Consent The Other Wiki]][[/note]] collects information on age of consent and related laws in the U.S. states, Canada, and the rest of the world.

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* More than one Web page[[note]]including, of course, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Consent The Other Wiki]][[/note]] collects information on the age of consent and related laws in the U.S. states, Canada, and the rest of the world.



** In the episode "The Thin White Line" mega-pervert Quagmire asks Meg if she's 18 yet. When she says no, he quickly moves on to talk to someone else (an example of SoCalization, since the age of consent in Rhode Island is 16). What's really bizarre about Quagmire in this case is that he's willing to have sex with underage girls, including a 12-year old crossing guard (though he claims she was OlderThanTheyLook) and Connie D'Amico. but is willing to wait for Meg. WordOfGod suggests that since Peter's his best friend, he respects his daughter slightly more than most women.

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** In the episode "The Thin White Line" mega-pervert Quagmire asks Meg if she's 18 yet. When she says no, he quickly moves on to talk to someone else (an example of SoCalization, since the age of consent in Rhode Island is 16). What's really bizarre about Quagmire in this case is that he's willing to have sex with underage girls, including a 12-year old crossing guard (though he claims she was OlderThanTheyLook) and Connie D'Amico. D'Amico but is willing to wait for Meg. WordOfGod suggests that since Peter's his best friend, he respects his daughter slightly more than most women.



** In the episode "Deep Throats" Meg is romantically involved with Mayor West, who has no problem waiting for Meg to turn 18, 21, or 25 (the age at which Meg could legally rent a car). [[note]]This is also incorrect; a car rental company will rent you a car if you're at least 18 and have about $5,000 in cash plus a credit card, because their insurance won't cover damage to the vehicle. It's not that it's illegal to rent below 25, it's that the insurer won't cover the vehicle and someone under 25 might not be carrying insurance of their own that would cover the vehicle.[[/note]]

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** In the episode "Deep Throats" Meg is romantically involved with Mayor West, who has no problem waiting for Meg to turn 18, 21, or 25 (the age at which Meg could legally rent a car). [[note]]This is also incorrect; a car rental company will rent you a car if you're at least 18 and have about $5,000 in cash plus a credit card, card because their insurance won't cover damage to the vehicle. It's not that it's illegal to rent below 25, it's that the insurer won't cover the vehicle and someone under 25 might not be carrying insurance of their own that would cover the vehicle.[[/note]]



* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' when Woody meets an extremely attractive 17-year old during a summer camp that the park is hosting, leading to him desperately trying to avoid sleeping with her until her 18th birthday a few days later. After she turns legal and they have sex, [[SurpriseIncest its implied that the girl is actually Woody's daughter by one of his old girlfriends, which neither of them knew]], leading to a horrified Woody screaming in rage at his dick.
* In the season two premiere of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', the title character meets a very flirtatious rich girl who turns out to only be 15. Archer, in a rare show of sexual scruples, refuses to sleep with anyone underage, despite the age of consent in her country being 14, but tells her to look him up when she's legal. Even more surprising when [[spoiler: he susses out that she's an UnexpectedVirgin who's just trying to get noticed]].

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* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' when Woody meets an extremely attractive 17-year old during a summer camp that the park is hosting, leading to him desperately trying to avoid sleeping with her until her 18th birthday a few days later. After she turns legal and they have sex, [[SurpriseIncest its it's implied that the girl is actually Woody's daughter by one of his old girlfriends, which neither of them knew]], leading to a horrified Woody screaming in rage at his dick.
* In the season two premiere of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', the title character meets a very flirtatious rich girl who turns out to only be 15. Archer, in a rare show of sexual scruples, refuses to sleep with anyone underage, despite the age of consent in her country being 14, 14 but tells her to look him up when she's legal. Even more surprising when [[spoiler: he susses out that she's an UnexpectedVirgin who's just trying to get noticed]].


When an adult expectantly waits for the day a minor will reach the age of consent and be fair game for legal sexual conquest. A key component in any good WifeHusbandry plan.

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]]

Some countries and states have close-in-age exemptions sometimes referred to as the Romeo and Juliet laws, which protect teenage couples from rape charges even if one partner is slightly older than the age of consent, thus eliminating the need for this trope. That said, some places (such as Canada) also raise the age of consent beyond what is typical in the event that one partner is in a position of power over the other, thus justifying it again. Furthermore, the process of "grooming" (which is what this is) is highly illegal, and if you are clearly setting up an underage person to let you sleep with them the minute that they turn eighteen, you can and will be successfully prosecuted for what you did while they were underage.

See also {{Ephebophile}}, someone who doesn't necessarily wait for legal age.

Sometimes goes in the opposite direction with a PrecociousCrush.

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When an An adult expectantly waits for is explicitly awaiting the day when a minor will reach reaches the age of consent and be fair game consent, allowing for legal sexual conquest. A intercourse. Legal accuracy is not required, but planning around the supposed age of consent is a key component in any good WifeHusbandry plan.plan.

In RealLife, laws for age of consent vary from place to place, but fictional cases usually simplify it to be 18, with no exceptions. Some countries and states have close-in-age exemptions called "Romeo and Juliet laws", which protect teenage couples from rape charges even if one/both partners are below the age of consent.


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]]

Some countries and states have close-in-age exemptions sometimes referred to as the Romeo and Juliet laws, which protect teenage couples from rape charges even if one partner is slightly older than the age of consent, thus eliminating the need for this trope. That said, some places (such as Canada) also raise the age of consent beyond what is typical in the event that one partner is in a position of power over the other, thus justifying it again. Furthermore, the process of "grooming" (which is what this is) is highly illegal, and if you are clearly setting up an underage person to let you sleep with them the minute that they turn eighteen, you can and will be successfully prosecuted for what you did while they were underage.

See also {{Ephebophile}}, someone who doesn't necessarily wait for legal age.

age. Sometimes goes in the opposite direction with a PrecociousCrush.




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* In ''Basil'' by Creator/WilkieCollins, the protagonist proposes to his crush, who's seventeen. Her father agrees to the marriage on condition that they live apart until she turns eighteen.

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** Another case of SoCalization; the age of consent in the UK is 16.


* An (exaggerated) older-female younger-male example occurs in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', in which Vriska's ancestor Marquise Spinneret Mindfang has used a magic cue ball in order to see that the person who will kill her, The Summoner will also be her lover. Due to the way trolls work, at the point she learns this ''he hasn't even been born yet''.

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* An (exaggerated) older-female younger-male example occurs in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', in which Vriska's ancestor Marquise Spinneret Mindfang has used a magic cue ball in order to see that the person who will kill her, The Summoner Summoner, will also be her lover. Due to the way trolls work, at the point she learns this this, ''he hasn't even been born yet''.


* Sort of alluded to in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', where Hisoka's impatient waiting for Gon and Killua is made out to be a parallel to a hebephile waiting for his target to become legal. His wording of how he can't wait to "pluck the fruit that hasn't ripened yet" doesn't help his case. At first he was very definitely just looking for good fights and they had potential, but after Greed Island where he unabashedly got an (speech-bubble-covered) erection after they found him bathing and ogled their butts, he's apparently equal-op. Especially remarkable in that Gon was probably aware of this (and Killua definitely was) when Gon produced a plan to win at [[MundaneMadeAwesome extreme dodgeball]] that involved Killua being driven face-first into Hisoka's crotch. (By Gon and a super-sonic dodgeball, so mostly it's just a matter of ''owch'',
but still.) [[RefugeInAudacity Hisoka cackled about it.]]

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* Sort of alluded to in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', where Hisoka's impatient waiting for Gon and Killua is made out to be a parallel to a hebephile waiting for his target to become legal. His wording of how he can't wait to "pluck the fruit that hasn't ripened yet" doesn't help his case. At first he was very definitely just looking for good fights and they had potential, but after Greed Island where he unabashedly got an (speech-bubble-covered) erection after they found him bathing and ogled their butts, he's apparently equal-op. Especially remarkable in that Gon was probably aware of this (and Killua definitely was) when Gon produced a plan to win at [[MundaneMadeAwesome extreme dodgeball]] that involved Killua being driven face-first into Hisoka's crotch. (By Gon and a super-sonic dodgeball, so mostly it's just a matter of ''owch'',
''owch'', but still.) [[RefugeInAudacity )[[RefugeInAudacity Hisoka cackled about it.]]


* Sort of alluded to in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', where Hisoka's impatient waiting for Gon and Killua is made out to be a parallel to a hebephile waiting for his target to become legal. His wording of how he can't wait to "pluck the fruit that hasn't ripened yet" doesn't help his case. At first he was very definitely just looking for good fights and they had potential, but after Greed Island where he unabashedly got a (speech-bubble-covered) erection after they found him bathing and ogled their butts, he's apparently equal-op. Especially remarkable in that Gon was probably aware of this (and Killua definitely was) when Gon produced a plan to win at [[MundaneMadeAwesome extreme dodgeball]] that involved Killua being driven face-first into Hisoka's crotch. (By Gon and a super-sonic dodgeball, so mostly it's just a matter of ''owch,'' but still.) [[RefugeInAudacity Hisoka cackled about it.]]

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* Sort of alluded to in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', where Hisoka's impatient waiting for Gon and Killua is made out to be a parallel to a hebephile waiting for his target to become legal. His wording of how he can't wait to "pluck the fruit that hasn't ripened yet" doesn't help his case. At first he was very definitely just looking for good fights and they had potential, but after Greed Island where he unabashedly got a an (speech-bubble-covered) erection after they found him bathing and ogled their butts, he's apparently equal-op. Especially remarkable in that Gon was probably aware of this (and Killua definitely was) when Gon produced a plan to win at [[MundaneMadeAwesome extreme dodgeball]] that involved Killua being driven face-first into Hisoka's crotch. (By Gon and a super-sonic dodgeball, so mostly it's just a matter of ''owch,'' ''owch'',
but still.) [[RefugeInAudacity Hisoka cackled about it.]]



** In the Japanese version Brock said this towards Casey, the baseball obsessed girl from Johto. Brock said she'd be 'fun' in eight years.
** 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 unfortunately just makes it sound [[IncestIsRelative worse]].

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** In the Japanese version Brock said this towards Casey, the baseball obsessed baseball-obsessed girl from Johto. Brock said she'd be 'fun' in eight years.
** In an early episode episode, a DirtyOldMan told Misty that she'd be fun in eight years. In the English dub dub, he says that she reminds him of his granddaughter, which unfortunately just makes it sound [[IncestIsRelative worse]].


* PlayedForLaughs with Pro heroine Pixiebob in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', who "calls dibs" on Midoriya, Bakugou, Iida and Todoroki "in three years".

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* PlayedForLaughs with Pro heroine in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. Pixiebob in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', who "calls dibs" on Midoriya, Bakugou, Iida and Todoroki "in three years".


** Also played with in the series, with Lt. Eddie 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]], 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.]]

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** Also played with in the series, with Lt. Eddie Cantrell. He's about all of twenty when he falls head over heels in love with the sixteen-year-old Anne Cathrine, daughter of King Christian of Denmark[[note]]but ''not'' [[InsistentTerminology a princess]], as her father's marriage to her mother was morganatic[[/note]], who is 16. morganatic[[/note]]. 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; century[[note]]at sixteen, Anne Cathrine in her time is very much considered a grown woman of an age to get married[[/note]]; 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.]]


Some countries and states have close-in-age exemptions sometimes referred to as the Romeo and Juliet laws, which protect teenage couples from rape charges even if one partner is slightly older than the age of consent, thus eliminating the need for this trope. That said, some places (such as Canada) also raise the age of consent beyond what is typical in the event that one partner is in a position of power over the other, thus justifying it again. Furthermore, the process of "grooming" (which is what this is) is highly illegal, and if you are clearly setting up an underage person to let you sleep with them the minute that they turn eighteen, you can and will be successfully prosecuted for what you did while underage.

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Some countries and states have close-in-age exemptions sometimes referred to as the Romeo and Juliet laws, which protect teenage couples from rape charges even if one partner is slightly older than the age of consent, thus eliminating the need for this trope. That said, some places (such as Canada) also raise the age of consent beyond what is typical in the event that one partner is in a position of power over the other, thus justifying it again. Furthermore, the process of "grooming" (which is what this is) is highly illegal, and if you are clearly setting up an underage person to let you sleep with them the minute that they turn eighteen, you can and will be successfully prosecuted for what you did while they were underage.


Some countries and states have close-in-age exemptions sometimes referred to as the Romeo and Juliet laws, which protect teenage couples from rape charges even if one partner is slightly older than the age of consent, thus eliminating the need for this trope. That said, some places (such as Canada) also raise the age of consent beyond what is typical in the event that one partner is in a position of power over the other, thus justifying it again.

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Some countries and states have close-in-age exemptions sometimes referred to as the Romeo and Juliet laws, which protect teenage couples from rape charges even if one partner is slightly older than the age of consent, thus eliminating the need for this trope. That said, some places (such as Canada) also raise the age of consent beyond what is typical in the event that one partner is in a position of power over the other, thus justifying it again.
again. Furthermore, the process of "grooming" (which is what this is) is highly illegal, and if you are clearly setting up an underage person to let you sleep with them the minute that they turn eighteen, you can and will be successfully prosecuted for what you did while underage.

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