Characters' Ages in Your Headcanon Jul 2, 2021 15:58:23 GMT
Post by That Duckfan on Jul 2, 2021 15:58:23 GMT
The physical aging process is a bit of a red herring, and something that happens 'off-screen' anyway. In fact, the only glimpse we get of the nephews in college (Return to Duckburg Place) still shows them at a young age. It doesn't necessarily preclude them from going to college, they'd still have to reach college age first, which would be in the early '60s. Given how little time we see them in school, it might have taken them a few years extra before they could enter university.
Anyway, it's more of an excuse to have more stories where Donald lives home alone.
Ah, but they don't. If it doesn't happen on the page, it doesn't happen.
And if they are really adults in children's bodies during "the later years", it would be a bit odd if they were to fall in love with someone who is a *real* child. (Although, I'm not sure if there actually are any stories where HDL fall in love during that era.)
(If you want to get real finicky about it, I guess I could whip something up about their social and hormonal development being paused while they still mature through wisdom and experience. It's a bit 13 going on 30 but it'll have to make do.)
They don't appear often enough for there to be a noticeable difference. Grandma is long-lived no matter how you put it. I think her latest appearance in my timeline is in the flashback to The Fantastic River Race, which occurs some time after the opening of Disneyland. Blackheart Beagle is actually worse in this regard, but that's Rosa's own doing!
Also, if the other adults still age, Grandma Duck would be something like 110+ years by the end. She didn't drink from the fountain, did she? I don't know during what years Barks used April, May, and June, but I don't think they drank either, so that could potentially pose a problem for the theory too.
April, May, and June don't appear nearly enough for this to be a problem --- I've had more trouble fitting Pluto in!