True, but I don't want to be thought of as a pedophile because Shantae's 16 and I'm 27.
I had originally planned on writing a couple of paragraphs about sexual ethics, re: the age of consent, the age of majority, and the fuzzy boundaries of "adulthood." But first off "pedophilia" is defined as attraction to prepubescent children, and 16 ain't prepubescent. And secondly, we're talking about a 2D cartoon girl with a decidedly non-realistic appearance, not a real human being. She can be whatever age her creator wants. She could have easily been 18 or 21 or 25 and still had the same design and it be believable, but her creator chose 16. So it's not really anything to worry about. It's like being worried about the moral implications of ripping someone's spine out in Mortal Kombat.