They are supposed to be teenagers.
It's not that uncommon with slightly smaller sprites compared to the rest of the world. Just look at the RTP characters.
I guess the difference with my sprites is that the proportions are slightly more realistic, maybe that makes a difference.
I guess so. Hopefully people realize their age from playing the game. If not, oh well. Not like it matters much. They COULD be 7-year olds camping without their parents.
I just imagine them as teenagers, myself.