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2nd Feb '16 12:01:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', AnyoneCanDie, even children. The [[spoiler: 4 year old Reisuke]] is killed by Yuno, and later on [[spoiler: Yukki's 14 year old friends are all gunned down as well.]]
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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', ''Manga/FutureDiary'', AnyoneCanDie, even children. The [[spoiler: 4 year old Reisuke]] is killed by Yuno, and later on [[spoiler: Yukki's 14 year old friends are all gunned down as well.]]
18th Dec '15 8:56:29 AM Pichu-kun
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* Mao-chan in ''Manga/ChibiDevi''
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* Mao-chan in ''Manga/ChibiDevi''''Manga/ChibiDevi''.

* In a ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus' arc one of a set of twins gets turned into a [[TheVirus Vir]][[TheHeartless us]]. She asks Lucia to MercyKill her so she doesn't harm her brother.
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* In a ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus' ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' arc one of a set of twins gets turned into a [[TheVirus Vir]][[TheHeartless us]]. She asks Lucia to MercyKill her so she doesn't harm her brother.

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* In a ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus' arc one None of a set the fifteen-and-under die in ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' despite all the battles. [[spoiler:They ''[[FateWorseThanDeath cannot]]'' die. They only lose their senses until they can't take care of twins gets turned into a [[TheVirus Vir]][[TheHeartless us]]. She asks Lucia to MercyKill her so she doesn't harm her brother.themselves anymore.]] {{Averted}} in the prequel light novel, where an elementary school aged MagicalGirl died.
18th Dec '15 8:40:23 AM Pichu-kun
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* Children are most definitely victims of Titan attacks in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', and Episode 25 clearly shows rocks falling and crushing both children and women as a consequence of the Stohess incident. We also get to see [[spoiler:Bertolt and Reiner's friend Berik die]] in the manga.

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* ** Children are most definitely victims of Titan attacks in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', and Episode 25 clearly shows rocks falling and crushing both children and women as a consequence of the Stohess incident. We also get to see [[spoiler:Bertolt and Reiner's friend Berik die]] in the manga.
18th Dec '15 8:38:54 AM Pichu-kun
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* The Death Note from, well, ''Manga/DeathNote'' has as one of its lesser-known rules that it cannot kill anyone less than 780 days old, or about two years and change. Two other rules exempt people over 124 years of age, and people destined to die within 12 minutes. ** Considering this, it's partially played straight and partially averted, as this means only ''literal'' infants are exempt but not children. ** Also, the Death Note cannot be directly handed to a human under 6 years of age.

** There is a filler scene in the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' where Snow, the girl from Jingle Village, grabs a rifle from a fallen King Castle soldier and takes aim at Piccolo Daimao as his back is turned, but gives up. Piccolo then turns right around and fires eye-lasers in her direction. When the smoke clears, we're relieved to see that he wasn't aiming for Snow at all, but another soldier directly behind her. This scene sort of doubles as an example of MenAreTheExpendableGender. *** Why? I could see if she was a grown woman, but the person killed in place of her was not just an adult, but a soldier, too. It's not like a bunch of boys from her village were being killed, too.
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** There is a filler scene in the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' where Snow, the girl from Jingle Village, grabs a rifle from a fallen King Castle soldier and takes aim at Piccolo Daimao as his back is turned, but gives up. Piccolo then turns right around and fires eye-lasers in her direction. When the smoke clears, we're relieved to see that he wasn't aiming for Snow at all, but another soldier directly behind her. This scene sort of doubles as an example of MenAreTheExpendableGender.\n*** Why? I could see if she was a grown woman, but the person killed in place of her was not just an adult, but a soldier, too. It's not like a bunch of boys from her village were being killed, too.

* The Mazinger trilogy (''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'') both plays straight and averts the trope. Some children manage keep alive despite being TooDumbToLive, but the series did not shy either from showing dead children. In particular, two instances in the ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' GoNagai manga were sheer horror. * ''{{Anime/Daimos}}'': Daimos averts the trope as soon as the SECOND episode. A kid spends a short while egging [[TheHero Kazuya]] and [[TheWoobie Erika]] on to kiss. Later, when the enemy attacks, an explosion destroys the greenhouse had gone into. Kazuya and Erika bolt to the place and find him lying between the rubble. The kid opens his eyes and asks Kazuya if he "got lucky" before dying as Kazuya is holding him in arms. * ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}'': This series is notorious -among other reasons- because it averted the trope. AnyoneCanDie. It does not matter if you are a kid; it does not matter if you are a kid and a secondary character; it does not matter if you are a kid [[spoiler:and a MAIN character.]] Given this is a show produced by YoshiyukiTomino (as well known as KillEmAll), it should not be shocking.

* One would think that this would be horribly averted in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', but it's actually played straight for the most part if the viewer has a sharp eye. Even through throngs of crying babies that are the children of the Elevens/Japanese, all of them seem to live. In the R1 episode [[spoiler:"Bloodstained Euphie"]], [[spoiler:Euphemia]] [[MoreDakka guns down a large throng of Japanese]]. Among the survivors are some elderly folks and [[PetTheDog thank goodness]], a baby. * In ''Manga/OnePiece'', a young boy finds out that the King of Alabasta attacking Nanohana is actually an impostor, and then gets caught by Mr. 1 and Miss Doublefinger. While in most cases, it would [[HeKnowsTooMuch seal his fate]], they injure him and leave him for dead, enabling him to expose the truth after Crocodile's defeat. ** [[spoiler:First averted with Sabo's death. The fact that we never saw his body led some to believe that he was still alive, but WordOfGod confirms that he's dead. Until Sabo eventually comes back in the Dressrosa arc.]] ** Averted in the case that was orchestrated by the World Government [[spoiler:where they ordered that every infant ''including ones not yet born'' that could be related to Roger to be ''killed on sight'' - including the mother and anyone related to her.]] ** Another bloody aversion ordered by the World Government was [[spoiler:the extermination of the city of Flavence. Only a then-10-year-old Law survived. Everyone else, including a nun who was supporting Law, the kids she was taking care of, and Law's parents and younger sister, were all wiped out by the World Government. Needless to say, this fucked Law up pretty badly]]. * Averted to some degree in ''Manga/KarakuriCircus''. Children (particularly Masaru) are shown to be terribly injured on occasion...and then the French village gets attacked by the evil circus. * Averted in ''Manga/ReikoTheZombieShop'' by child murdering psychopath Saki Yurikawa. Introduced in the first volume, Saki's a teenage serial killer who has murdered over twenty little girls. She initially takes an interest in them being her "little sister", and when they refuse she snaps and utterly butchers them. Even after [[spoiler: her death and zombification by titular heroine Reiko]] children still die in this series. * Subverted in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Hiei, minutes after birth was thrown off a floating island, into a demon infested forest. Luckily, he survived. And what's worse, it was all because he was a male. ** The Ice Maidens are some kinda cold blooded to have zero pity for an infant, indeed.
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* One would think that this would be horribly averted in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', but it's actually played straight for the most part if the viewer has a sharp eye. Even through throngs of crying babies that are the children of the Elevens/Japanese, all of them seem to live. In the R1 episode [[spoiler:"Bloodstained Euphie"]], [[spoiler:Euphemia]] [[MoreDakka guns down a large throng of Japanese]]. Among the survivors are some elderly folks and [[PetTheDog thank goodness]], a baby. * In ''Manga/OnePiece'', a young boy finds out that the King of Alabasta attacking Nanohana is actually an impostor, and then gets caught by Mr. 1 and Miss Doublefinger. While in most cases, it would [[HeKnowsTooMuch seal his fate]], they injure him and leave him for dead, enabling him to expose the truth after Crocodile's defeat. ** [[spoiler:First averted with Sabo's death. The fact that we never saw his body led some to believe that he was still alive, but WordOfGod confirms that he's dead. Until Sabo eventually comes back in the Dressrosa arc.]] ** Averted in the case that was orchestrated by the World Government [[spoiler:where they ordered that every infant ''including ones not yet born'' that could be related to Roger to be ''killed on sight'' - including the mother and anyone related to her.]] ** Another bloody aversion ordered by the World Government was [[spoiler:the extermination of the city of Flavence. Only a then-10-year-old Law survived. Everyone else, including a nun who was supporting Law, the kids she was taking care of, and Law's parents and younger sister, were all wiped out by the World Government. Needless to say, this fucked Law up pretty badly]]. * Averted to some degree in ''Manga/KarakuriCircus''. Children (particularly Masaru) are shown to be terribly injured on occasion...and then the French village gets attacked by the evil circus. * Averted in ''Manga/ReikoTheZombieShop'' by child murdering psychopath Saki Yurikawa. Introduced in the first volume, Saki's a teenage serial killer who has murdered over twenty little girls. She initially takes an interest in them being her "little sister", and when they refuse she snaps and utterly butchers them. Even after [[spoiler: her death and zombification by titular heroine Reiko]] children still die in this series. * Subverted in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Hiei, minutes after birth was thrown off a floating island, into a demon infested forest. Luckily, he survived. And what's worse, it was all because he was a male. ** male. The Ice Maidens are some kinda cold blooded to have zero pity for an infant, indeed.

* The backstory arc in ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' has a reporter with a pregnant wife, who he left behind to cover Himezawa. He's told that by doing so, he'll come to regret it. His wife dies while he's away. [[spoiler:In the TimeSkip, we learn that they saved the baby.]] * Both invoked and averted in ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''. A child or children directly involved with the main cast in some way will survive. The nameless, faceless children either unseen or briefly seen on the streets when a mecha comes stomping through are screwed. * Both played straight and subverted in ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Played straight with Garcia and Fabiola.. for now; subverted with [[spoiler: Hansel and Gretel, and the orphans they used as decoys]]. * In ''Anime/{{Gaiking}}'', the trope is zigzagged. The TagalongKid of the crew is put in serious danger ''several times'' and yet he lives through, and the little brother of a crewmember ([[spoiler: Peter's brother Tom]]) is taken hostage and also survives... but the younger brother of ''another'' Space Dragon crew-member ([[spoiler: Fan Lee]]) dies in the arms of his sibling after being shot InTheBack, and in one of the earliest episodes a little girl named Lisa is shot to death because her father didn't want to join the BigBad's forces. * ''Nasty'' aversion in ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''. [[spoiler: The deaths of the kids in the KillEmAll movie are among the most ''gruesome'' in the Ideon media... like, um, the little girl [[OffwithHisHead who gets beheaded BY A FREAKING GUNSHOT]]?]]

* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', (albeit, off-screen) as Britannian soldiers are gunning down Japanese, the viewer hears a crying infant, followed shortly by a hail of gunfire. ** Also, there's several instances in the general massacres scenes where you can see smaller bodies, clearly of children and teenagers, albeit undetailed and from a distance. ** The raid on the Order of Geass.

* Definitely averted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', to horrifying effect. There's the [[CheerfulChild Nina Tucker]] incident in which her crazed father [[BodyHorror merged her with the family dog]], Envy started the Ishvallan War by transforming himself into a soldier and shooting a child, Envy and Father have been shown to be PoweredByAForsakenChild, the [[ZombieMooks Doll Soldiers]] can be interpreted as children's souls put in freakish bodies... ** Yet for some reason Pride, a hundreds-of-years-old monster wearing the skin of a child, is the only surviving homunculus at the end of the series. ** In a strange ironic HilariousInHindsight way [[spoiler:the same character, Selim, died at the end of [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]]]]. Also, though a bit older than usual, [[spoiler:Edward dies in the 2003 anime (twice)]] only to be brought back (well..[[spoiler:not the "Real world" Edward though)]].

* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[CreepyChild Rika]] dies multiple times, in horrific ways. {{Tsundere}} Satoko also dies a few times, as well. ** Then again, ''no one'' is safe in Hinamizawa. Not the cute little 9 year olds, not the teenagers, not the annoying school kids, not the doctors, not even the random villagers. ** The general rule for both When They Cry series (Higurashi and Umineko) is that everyone in the series is fair game, and no it isn't just quick kills... *** Played with in the first Episode(arc) of [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Umineko]] where the "children" (just one of them is really a kid) survived until the end... But didn't survive the epilogue, anyway.

* Horrifically averted in ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''. The fact that the plot revolves around ChildSoldiers in a CrapsackWorld should give you an indication of what happens.
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* Horrifically averted in ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''. The fact that the plot revolves around ChildSoldiers {{Child Soldier}}s in a CrapsackWorld should give you an indication of what happens.

* Toboe was actually the first of the ''Manga/WolfsRain'' wolves to die. He's the youngest, being roughly thirteen to fourteen in human form.
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* Toboe was actually the first of the ''Manga/WolfsRain'' ''Anime/WolfsRain'' wolves to die. He's the youngest, being roughly thirteen to fourteen in human form.

* ''Manga/ALollipopOrABullet'' averts this in a horrid way. [[spoiler: Mokuzu's abusive father Masachika ends up beating her so badly one day that she dies of the injuries. He tries [[DeadMansChest hiding the body]] in the mountains, but Nagisa and her older brother Tomohiko end up finding poor Mokuzu's dismembered corpse]]. * ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' has a premise which revolves around ChildSoldier's so this is expected. By the end [[spoiler:every one of the protagonists have died]], some on-screen and some rather peacefully during the twenty year timeskip. The first gen Cyborgs were all essentially terminally ill from the first chapter, not expected to live longer than four years if they weren't killed in combat.
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* ''Manga/ALollipopOrABullet'' ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' averts this in a horrid way. [[spoiler: Middle schooler Mokuzu's abusive father Masachika ends up beating her so badly one day that she dies of the injuries. He tries [[DeadMansChest hiding the body]] in the mountains, but Nagisa and her older brother Tomohiko end up finding poor Mokuzu's dismembered corpse]]. * ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' has a premise which revolves around ChildSoldier's {{Child Soldier}}s so this is expected. By the end [[spoiler:every one of the protagonists have died]], some on-screen and some rather peacefully during the twenty year timeskip. The first gen Cyborgs were all essentially terminally ill from the first chapter, not expected to live longer than four years if they weren't killed in combat.

* ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' has several cases of young children dying, almost dying, and killing people themselves. An episode with a memorable DownerEnding has a woman and her little sister being gunned down by a bunch of kids.
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* ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' has several cases of young children dying, almost dying, and killing people themselves. An episode with a memorable DownerEnding has a woman and her little sister being gunned down by a bunch of kids. One episode even has a woman put her baby in the middle of the road so it would get hurt, or worse, and she could receive money.

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* ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' ''{{Anime/Daimos}}'': Daimos averts the trope as soon as the SECOND episode. A kid spends a short while egging [[TheHero Kazuya]] and [[TheWoobie Erika]] on to kiss. Later, when the enemy attacks, an explosion destroys the greenhouse had gone into. Kazuya and Erika bolt to the place and find him lying between the rubble. The kid opens his eyes and asks Kazuya if he "got lucky" before dying as Kazuya is holding him in arms. * ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' contains one boy dying in-series and another dying as a major factor in a characters backstory. * ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}'': This series is notorious -among other reasons- because it averted the trope. AnyoneCanDie. It does not matter if you are a kid; it does not matter if you are a kid and a secondary character; it does not matter if you are a kid [[spoiler:and a MAIN character.]] Given this is a show produced by YoshiyukiTomino (as well known as KillEmAll), it should not be shocking. * Averted to some degree in ''Manga/KarakuriCircus''. Children (particularly Masaru) are shown to be terribly injured on occasion...and then the French village gets attacked by the evil circus. * Averted in ''Manga/ReikoTheZombieShop'' by child murdering psychopath Saki Yurikawa. Introduced in the first volume, Saki's a teenage serial killer who has several cases of young murdered over twenty little girls. She initially takes an interest in them being her "little sister", and when they refuse she snaps and utterly butchers them. Even after [[spoiler: her death and zombification by titular heroine Reiko]] children dying, almost dying, and killing people themselves. An episode with a memorable DownerEnding has a woman and her still die in this series. * ''Nasty'' aversion in ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''. [[spoiler: The deaths of the kids in the KillEmAll movie are among the most ''gruesome'' in the Ideon media... like, um, the little sister being gunned down by a bunch of kids. girl [[OffwithHisHead who gets beheaded BY A FREAKING GUNSHOT]]?]]

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* ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' ''Anime/DeathParade'' has a young looking boy appear in Quindecim however it's a disguised. Mayu on the other hand is older but is still a [[DeadAllAlong deceased]] high schooler. * The Death Note from, well, ''Manga/DeathNote'' has as one of its lesser-known rules that it cannot kill anyone less than 780 days old, or about two years and change. Two other rules exempt people over 124 years of age, and people destined to die within 12 minutes. ** Considering this, it's partially played straight and partially averted, as this means only ''literal'' infants are exempt but not children. ** Also, the Death Note cannot be directly handed to a human under 6 years of age. * The Mazinger trilogy (''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'') both plays straight and averts the trope. Some children manage keep alive despite being TooDumbToLive, but the series did not shy either from showing dead children. In particular, two instances in the ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' GoNagai manga were sheer horror. * In ''Manga/OnePiece'', a young boy finds out that the King of Alabasta attacking Nanohana is actually an impostor, and then gets caught by Mr. 1 and Miss Doublefinger. While in most cases, it would [[HeKnowsTooMuch seal his fate]], they injure him and leave him for dead, enabling him to expose the truth after Crocodile's defeat. ** [[spoiler:First averted with Sabo's death. The fact that we never saw his body led some to believe that he was still alive, but WordOfGod confirms that he's dead. Until Sabo eventually comes back in the Dressrosa arc.]] ** Averted in the case that was orchestrated by the World Government [[spoiler:where they ordered that every infant ''including ones not yet born'' that could be related to Roger to be ''killed on sight'' - including the mother and anyone related to her.]] ** Another bloody aversion ordered by the World Government was [[spoiler:the extermination of the city of Flavence. Only a then-10-year-old Law survived. Everyone else, including a nun who was supporting Law, the kids she was taking care of, and Law's parents and younger sister, were all wiped out by the World Government. Needless to say, this fucked Law up pretty badly]]. * ''Franchise/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': ** A backstory arc has a reporter with a pregnant wife, who he left behind to cover Himezawa. He's told that by doing so he'll come to regret it. His wife dies while he's away. [[spoiler:In the TimeSkip, we learn that they saved the baby.]] ** [[CreepyChild Rika]] dies multiple times, in very horrific ways. {{Tsundere}} Satoko also dies a few times as well. ** Then again, ''no one'' is safe in Hinamizawa. Not the cute little 9 year olds, not the teenagers, not the annoying school kids, not the doctors, not even the random villagers. ** The general rule for both ''When They Cry'' series (''Higurashi'' and ''Umineko'') is that everyone in the series is fair game, and no it isn't just quick kills... *** Played with in the first Episode(arc) of [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Umineko]] where the "children" (just one of them is really a kid) survived until the end... But didn't survive the epilogue, anyway. * Both invoked and averted in ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''. A child or children directly involved with the main cast in some way will survive. The nameless, faceless children either unseen or briefly seen on the streets when a mecha comes stomping through are screwed. * Both played straight and subverted in ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Played straight with Garcia and Fabiola... for now; subverted with [[spoiler: Hansel and Gretel, and the orphans they used as decoys]]. * In ''Anime/{{Gaiking}}'', the trope is zigzagged. The TagalongKid of the crew is put in serious danger ''several times'' and yet he lives through, and the little brother of a crewmember ([[spoiler: Peter's brother Tom]]) is taken hostage and also survives... but the younger brother of ''another'' Space Dragon crew-member ([[spoiler: Fan Lee]]) dies in the arms of his sibling after being shot InTheBack, and in one of the earliest episodes a little girl named Lisa is shot to death because her father didn't want to join the BigBad's forces. * One would think that this would be horribly averted in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', but it's actually played straight for the most part if the viewer has a sharp eye. Even through throngs of crying babies that are the children of the Elevens/Japanese, all of them seem to live. In the R1 episode [[spoiler:"Bloodstained Euphie"]], [[spoiler:Euphemia]] [[MoreDakka guns down a large throng of Japanese]]. Among the survivors are some elderly folks and [[PetTheDog thank goodness]], a baby. ** There's several cases instances in the general massacres scenes where you can see smaller bodies, clearly of young children dying, almost dying, and killing people themselves. An episode teenagers, albeit undetailed and from a distance. ** The raid on the Order of Geass. * Definitely averted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', to horrifying effect. There's the [[CheerfulChild Nina Tucker]] incident in which her crazed father [[BodyHorror merged her with the family dog]], Envy started the Ishvallan War by transforming himself into a memorable DownerEnding has a woman soldier and her little sister being gunned down by shooting a bunch child, Envy and Father have been shown to be PoweredByAForsakenChild, the [[ZombieMooks Doll Soldiers]] can be interpreted as children's souls put in freakish bodies... ** Yet for some reason Pride, a hundreds-of-years-old monster wearing the skin of kids. a child, is the only surviving homunculus at the end of the series. ** In a strange ironic HilariousInHindsight way [[spoiler:the same character, Selim, died at the end of [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]]]]. Also, though a bit older than usual, [[spoiler:Edward dies in the 2003 anime (twice)]] only to be brought back (well..[[spoiler:not the "Real world" Edward though)]]. ** Wrath dies in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa''. He's the youngest looking homonculi, not looking any older than [[spoiler:the physically thirteen]] Alphonse.
9th Dec '15 10:13:53 AM SnivySomnia
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* Averted in Anime/KillLaKill, where Ragyo Kiryuuin is shown conducting horrible experiments on her newborn daughter, and then, when the experiment fails and she dies, drops her down a trash chute in the laboratory without even giving her a name. [[spoiler: But it's then subverted when it's revealed that the newborn daughter was actually Ryuko, the protagonist!]]
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* Averted Surprisingly enough, ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' plays this trope straight almost across the board. Children are implied to die on a regular basis, but so far there's only been one on-panel portrayal of a child being killed. More accurately, a youth approximately 10 - 12 years old being ''bitten in Anime/KillLaKill, where Ragyo Kiryuuin is shown conducting horrible experiments half'' by a Titan with blood splattering everywhere and his legs kicking as he's EatenAlive. * ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' brings it close multiple times. From immortals stuck in child forms being tested via torture, to a [[TheScream bloodcurdling scream]] as an explosion sears half Nice's face clean off. It's worth noting: these are backstories that have severe impacts on either character. The latter has an [[LivingEmotionalCrutch emotional crutch]] to help her newborn daughter, and then, when the experiment fails and she dies, drops her down a trash chute in the laboratory without even giving her a name. continue on, [[spoiler: But it's then subverted when it's revealed that who develops into a full love interest,]] but the newborn daughter was actually Ryuko, the protagonist!]]former, [[BrokenBird well. . .]]

* Surprisingly enough, ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' plays this trope straight almost across the board. Children are implied to die on a regular basis, but so far there's only been one on-panel portrayal of a child being killed. More accurately, a youth approximately 10 - 12 years old being ''bitten in half'' by a Titan with blood splattering everywhere and his legs kicking as he's EatenAlive.
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* Surprisingly enough, ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' plays this trope straight almost across Averted in Anime/KillLaKill, where Ragyo Kiryuuin is shown conducting horrible experiments on her newborn daughter, and then, when the board. Children are implied to die on a regular basis, but so far there's only been one on-panel portrayal of a child being killed. More accurately, a youth approximately 10 - 12 years old being ''bitten in half'' by a Titan with blood splattering everywhere experiment fails and his legs kicking as he's EatenAlive.she dies, drops her down a trash chute in the laboratory without even giving her a name. [[spoiler: But it's then subverted when it's revealed that the newborn daughter was actually Ryuko, the protagonist!]]
12th Nov '15 10:07:30 AM Willbyr
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* Horrendously averted in ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'': Two of the worst deaths are destined for [[spoiler: Sachiko, Akira's little neighbor, and Miki's younger brother]]. In fact, in regards to {{Devilman}} and DevilmanLady, GoNagai has absolutely NO compunction about killing children and babies in the most horrific way possible and showing it very clearly, preferably in front of their parents.
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* Horrendously averted in ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'': Two of the worst deaths are destined for [[spoiler: Sachiko, Akira's little neighbor, and Miki's younger brother]]. In fact, in regards to {{Devilman}} ''Devilman'' and DevilmanLady, GoNagai ''Manga/DevilmanLady'', Creator/GoNagai has absolutely NO compunction about killing children and babies in the most horrific way possible and showing it very clearly, preferably in front of their parents.
18th Oct '15 10:06:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* Fourteen year old Kaori dies in the final episode of ''Anime/YourLieInApril''. She had been suffering from a disease her entire life but it was getting worse by the start of the series. Knowing she had little time left she set out to befriend the boy who inspired her to begin playing the violin almost ten years ago.
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* Fourteen year old Kaori dies in the final episode of ''Anime/YourLieInApril''.''Manga/YourLieInApril''. She had been suffering from a disease her entire life but it was getting worse by the start of the series. Knowing she had little time left she [[spoiler:she set out to befriend the boy who inspired her to begin playing the violin almost ten years ago.]]
4th Oct '15 1:12:26 PM RainFairy
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* ''Manga/ALollipopOrABullet'' averts this in a horrid way. [[spoiler:Umino's abusive father ends up beating her so badly one day she dies. He tries [[DeadMansChest hiding the body]] in the mountains but the protagonist and her older brother end up finding her dismembered corpse]].
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* ''Manga/ALollipopOrABullet'' averts this in a horrid way. [[spoiler:Umino's [[spoiler: Mokuzu's abusive father Masachika ends up beating her so badly one day that she dies. dies of the injuries. He tries [[DeadMansChest hiding the body]] in the mountains mountains, but the protagonist Nagisa and her older brother Tomohiko end up finding her poor Mokuzu's dismembered corpse]].
26th Sep '15 1:16:34 AM Adept
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* Averted to some degree in ''KarakuriCircus''. Children (particularly Masaru) are shown to be terribly injured on occasion...and then the French village gets attacked by the evil circus.
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* Averted to some degree in ''KarakuriCircus''.''Manga/KarakuriCircus''. Children (particularly Masaru) are shown to be terribly injured on occasion...and then the French village gets attacked by the evil circus.
18th Sep '15 12:40:10 AM Adept
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* ''BattleAngelAlita'': In addition to the CrapsackWorld of The Scrapyard where villains have no qualms about killing children, there's also the [[IAmAHumanitarian infant-meat]]-fancying Venusians and the [[{{Immortality}} "Methuzalized"]] space colonists who regard "the next generation as a threat, not a promise" and regularly send death squads after children. There's also the ChildSoldiers of Jeru/Ketheres, who Alita and her new friends from Mars try to save a day too late, and the orphans on the Space Karate guy's planet.
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* ''BattleAngelAlita'': ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita'': In addition to the CrapsackWorld of The Scrapyard where villains have no qualms about killing children, there's also the [[IAmAHumanitarian infant-meat]]-fancying Venusians and the [[{{Immortality}} "Methuzalized"]] space colonists who regard "the next generation as a threat, not a promise" and regularly send death squads after children. There's also the ChildSoldiers of Jeru/Ketheres, who Alita and her new friends from Mars try to save a day too late, and the orphans on the Space Karate guy's planet.

* In a ''VenusVersusVirus' arc one of a set of twins gets turned into a [[TheVirus Vir]][[TheHeartless us]]. She asks Lucia to MercyKill her so she doesn't harm her brother. * In ''MaiOtome'', [[spoiler:Mimi, a young girl who is part of the refugees of Windbloom, dies from her wounds after being attacked by a desert monster]]. * ''MuhyoAndRoji'''s ghosts are often children, who die of causes such as falling onto a subway train tracks, fires, car accident, or even suicide, or parents who lost their children. The moment of their deaths is often shown in flashbacks. * So many times in ''BarefootGen''.
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* In a ''VenusVersusVirus' ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus' arc one of a set of twins gets turned into a [[TheVirus Vir]][[TheHeartless us]]. She asks Lucia to MercyKill her so she doesn't harm her brother. * In ''MaiOtome'', ''Anime/MaiOtome'', [[spoiler:Mimi, a young girl who is part of the refugees of Windbloom, dies from her wounds after being attacked by a desert monster]]. * ''MuhyoAndRoji'''s ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'''s ghosts are often children, who die of causes such as falling onto a subway train tracks, fires, car accident, or even suicide, or parents who lost their children. The moment of their deaths is often shown in flashbacks. * So many times in ''BarefootGen''.''Manga/BarefootGen''.

* The ''{{Tsukihime}}'' manga featured a chapter when one of the antagonists invades a hotel, using his powers to kill anybody. He passes by a pair of children and it looks like he'll let them live...till his monsters chomp on them too. * ''HunterXHunter'': This is how the Chimera arc starts, with a pair of sibling coming across the queen who eats both of them.
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* The ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' manga featured a chapter when one of the antagonists invades a hotel, using his powers to kill anybody. He passes by a pair of children and it looks like he'll let them live...till his monsters chomp on them too. * ''HunterXHunter'': ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': This is how the Chimera arc starts, with a pair of sibling coming across the queen who eats both of them.

* The fourteen year old protagonist of ''DeadmanWonderland'' is constantly in danger but never really gets hurt. His classmates on the other hand are all brutally murdered within the first ten pages of the series. Hibana Daida, a seven year old, once tortured and killed a boy in kindergarten because ''he flipped her skirt''. [[spoiler:Hibana herself is killed by Toto.]] * Toboe was actually the first of the ''WolfsRain'' wolves to die. He's the youngest, being roughly thirteen to fourteen in human form.
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* The fourteen year old protagonist of ''DeadmanWonderland'' ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' is constantly in danger but never really gets hurt. His classmates on the other hand are all brutally murdered within the first ten pages of the series. Hibana Daida, a seven year old, once tortured and killed a boy in kindergarten because ''he flipped her skirt''. [[spoiler:Hibana herself is killed by Toto.]] * Toboe was actually the first of the ''WolfsRain'' ''Manga/WolfsRain'' wolves to die. He's the youngest, being roughly thirteen to fourteen in human form.

* ''ALollipopOrABullet'' averts this in a horrid way. [[spoiler:Umino's abusive father ends up beating her so badly one day she dies. He tries [[DeadMansChest hiding the body]] in the mountains but the protagonist and her older brother end up finding her dismembered corpse]].
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* ''ALollipopOrABullet'' ''Manga/ALollipopOrABullet'' averts this in a horrid way. [[spoiler:Umino's abusive father ends up beating her so badly one day she dies. He tries [[DeadMansChest hiding the body]] in the mountains but the protagonist and her older brother end up finding her dismembered corpse]].
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