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13th Feb '17 9:29:02 AM ILikeRobots
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* Sealand of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is the happiest (and most deluded) damned micronation ''ever'': He's irrepressibly optimistic that he's going to get recognized as a country, and [[{{Determinator}} he isn't going to give up any time soon]].

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Sealand of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is the happiest (and most deluded) damned micronation ''ever'': He's irrepressibly optimistic that he's going to get recognized as a country, and [[{{Determinator}} he isn't going to give up any time soon]].
30th Dec '16 12:47:26 PM ILikeRobots
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* [[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Sealand]] is the happiest (and most deluded) damned micronation EVER.
** Let's not forget that Italy (as Chibitalia) used to be like that too, growing up into a full-blown {{Keet}}.
** America was this too, though a little more sedate than the other cheerful child nations. It has been speculated amongst fans that if he were to suddenly revert to a child in canon, he would dominate the world simply because none of the other countries would be able to withstand the power of his cuteness.

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* [[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Sealand]] Sealand of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is the happiest (and most deluded) damned micronation EVER.
** Let's not forget
''ever'': He's irrepressibly optimistic that he's going to get recognized as a country, and [[{{Determinator}} he isn't going to give up any time soon]].
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Italy (as Chibitalia) used to be like that too, growing remaining optimistic and positive even when working for the strict and somewhat cold [[PrincelyYoungMan Austria]]. He grew up into a full-blown {{Keet}}.
** Young America was this too, though a little more sedate than the other cheerful child nations. It has been speculated amongst fans that if he were to suddenly revert to a child Funny enough, in canon, he would dominate the world simply because none of the other countries would be able to withstand the power of his cuteness.present as a adult, America is ''even more'' cheerful and [[LoveFreak idealistic]].
5th Dec '16 6:48:29 PM sgamer82
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* Nina, from Manga/ShiroganeNoNina. She is cheerful and energetic, at least for most of the time.

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* Nina, from Manga/ShiroganeNoNina. ''Manga/SilverNina''. She is cheerful and energetic, at least for most of the time.time, and dreams of being an idol.
19th Nov '16 1:41:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' gives us a flashback during the Mother's Day special showing resident {{Badass}}, BigGood of the benign kaiju faction, '''Godzilla Junior''' was one. After he hatched inside a research institute and was being raised by a kindly biologist, the future King of the Monsters liked nothing more than to play around his paddock, chirping and wagging his tail as he followed his adoptive mother around like a chick trailing its mother hen.

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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' gives us a flashback during the Mother's Day special showing resident {{Badass}}, badass, BigGood of the benign kaiju faction, '''Godzilla Junior''' was one. After he hatched inside a research institute and was being raised by a kindly biologist, the future King of the Monsters liked nothing more than to play around his paddock, chirping and wagging his tail as he followed his adoptive mother around like a chick trailing its mother hen.
30th Oct '16 9:44:34 AM MegaJ
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* [[Characters/XMenOtherTeams Megan]] of the [[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]] during its run became this toward the end; the art style made her look younger and she fit the personality to a T. Leading the other students to believe she was the youngest of the group ([[OlderThanTheyLook she wasn't the youngest]]).

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* [[Characters/XMenOtherTeams Megan]] of the [[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]] Comicbook/NewXMenAcademyX during its run became this toward the end; the art style made her look younger and she fit the personality to a T. Leading the other students to believe she was the youngest of the group ([[OlderThanTheyLook she wasn't the youngest]]).
19th Sep '16 11:53:55 AM StFan
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* Yotsuba from ''{{Manga/Yotsuba}}'', which is like Kiyohiko Azuma (who also created Azumanga Daioh) trying to out-cute himself.

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* Yotsuba from ''{{Manga/Yotsuba}}'', ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'', which is like Kiyohiko Azuma (who also created Azumanga Daioh) trying to out-cute himself.



-->'''Rico:''' ''(thinking)'' [What do I say to someone in a situation like this? I remember!]
-->[[spoiler: ''(takes out her gun and smiles)'' I am sorry. ''(shoots boy)'']]

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-->'''Rico:''' ''(thinking)'' ''[thinking]'' [What do I say to someone in a situation like this? I remember!]
-->[[spoiler: ''(takes
remember!]\\
[[spoiler: ''[takes
out her gun and smiles)'' smiles]'' I am sorry. ''(shoots boy)'']]''[shoots boy]'']]



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* Miles Morales in ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'' and ''ComicBook/SpiderMen'':

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* Miles Morales in ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'' ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' and ''ComicBook/SpiderMen'':



* In a flashback in the ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', Delirium was shown in her previous form as Delight, who was normal-looking and very much a Cheerful Child.

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* In a flashback in the ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', Delirium was shown in her previous form as Delight, who was normal-looking and very much a Cheerful Child.



* [[{{ComicBook/Shazam}} Billy Batson]], in most of his incarnations from the Golden Age onward. [[ThePollyanna His sister Mary]] also qualifies, depending on how young she's depicted as being.

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* [[{{ComicBook/Shazam}} ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'': Billy Batson]], Batson, in most of his incarnations from the Golden Age onward. [[ThePollyanna His sister Mary]] also qualifies, depending on how young she's depicted as being.



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* [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] is notable for some very cute kids!
%%** ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': Young Franny.
%%** ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'': Boo. She is two years old, and generally only is in a bad mood when she is scared. She enjoys doing scribbly drawings, doing silly dances, singing nonsense-y songs, saying "boo!" hence the nickname, and giggling, and seeing as laughter creates electricity in their world, one of her giggles can power a whole building.
%%** ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'': China Girl, she is sunny and wants to be represented by a heart when Oz draws the plan.
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Simba is a carefree RebelPrince who likes goofing off and singing. [[spoiler:That is until he sees his dad die in front of him and is led to believe he caused it.]]
%%** ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Vanellope von Schweetz.
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Anna and Elsa were perfectly normal and excitable girls, before the incident where [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] almost accidentally killed her sister that is. Anna keeps her cheerful attitude into adulthood however the accident causes Elsa to quickly become reserved and stoic. Since then she has turned into her former jolly self, but is now a grown-up.
%%** ''Disney/BrotherBear'': Coda.
%%** ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Pacha's children.
%%** Molly Cunningham from ''WesternAnimation/{{TaleSpin}}''.
** In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', the number of times Phineas is sad or angry can probably be counted on one, maybe two hands. [[BewareTheNiceOnes But he can be scary when he's angry.]] "Get on the trike!"
** T.J. Detweiler from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', although like Arnold, more in the sense of being calm and optimistic.
** Pistol on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' is always cheerful, as a stark contrast to her [[SiblingYinYang melancholy brother]] and her short-tempered parents. She is often heard giggling and is usually seen with a gigantic smile, and is also a GenkiGirl, which adds to her status as the AnnoyingYoungerSibling.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'': Merida was giggly and optimistic as a child, and (when she gets her way), still is, but she's not a child anymore. Also her triplet brothers Hubert, Hamish and Harris, despite being very naughty, also are generally happy.
** ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'': Rhino. Bolt may qualify, as Mittens teaches him how to become a dog, but he reverts to serious mode. [[spoiler: He may have remained very cheerful all along, as the end credits show that he is happy!]]
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'': Russell, even though he sometimes complains, he is generally upbeat, and moreso than Mr. C. Fredrickson.
** ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': Nemo. Despite having one grumpy moment where he says "I hate you", he generally is happy, and likes to swim in circles as if dancing.
** ''WesternAmimation/InsideOut'': Riley. She goes through a two-day mood swing when she moves house, but is generally an optimist. When she is happy she sometimes does silly dances, slides down banisters and makes monkey noises. Also, thanks to Joy, most of her memories are happy or part-happy.
** ''WesternAnimation/DocMcstuffins'': Doc is generally happy, she likes to sing songs and play games with her family while they playfully tease each other.
** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': Bonnie. She likes to happily play with the toys and sing her song about bluebells and cockle shells.
** ''WesternAnimation/NinaNeedsToGo'': Nina. When she is not distracted by "needing to go" she often has happy daydreams about what she wants to be, and she generally enjoys her outings a lot.

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%%* ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': Young Franny.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'': Boo. She is two years old, and generally only is in a bad mood when she is scared. She enjoys doing scribbly drawings, doing silly dances, singing nonsense-y songs, saying "boo!" hence the nickname, and giggling, and seeing as laughter creates electricity in their world, one of her giggles can power a whole building.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Simba is a carefree RebelPrince who likes goofing off and singing. [[spoiler:That is until he sees his dad die in front of him and is led to believe he caused it.]]
%%* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Vanellope von Schweetz.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Anna and Elsa were perfectly normal and excitable girls, before the incident where [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] almost accidentally killed her sister that is. Anna keeps her cheerful attitude into adulthood however the accident causes Elsa to quickly become reserved and stoic. Since then she has turned into her former jolly self, but is now a grown-up.
%%* ''Disney/BrotherBear'': Coda.
%%* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Pacha's children.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'': Merida was giggly and optimistic as a child, and (when she gets her way), still is, but she's not a child anymore. Also her triplet brothers Hubert, Hamish and Harris, despite being very naughty, also are generally happy.
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'': Rhino. Bolt may qualify, as Mittens teaches him how to become a dog, but he reverts to serious mode. [[spoiler: He may have remained very cheerful all along, as the end credits show that he is happy!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'': Russell, even though he sometimes complains, he is generally upbeat, and moreso than Mr. C. Fredrickson.
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': Nemo. Despite having one grumpy moment where he says "I hate you", he generally is happy, and likes to swim in circles as if dancing.
* ''WesternAmimation/InsideOut'': Riley. She goes through a two-day mood swing when she moves house, but is generally an optimist. When she is happy she sometimes does silly dances, slides down banisters and makes monkey noises. Also, thanks to Joy, most of her memories are happy or part-happy.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': Bonnie. She likes to happily play with the toys and sing her song about bluebells and cockle shells.



* ''Film/{{Hook}}'': Maggie Banning is an unusual example, as she ''is'' in peril for much of the film as a prisoner of Captain Hook. It's her innocent, positive outlook on life that allows her to see through his claim that her parents don't love her, and she lashes out at him for trying to manipulate both her and Jack. She has an idea about what's wrong with the villain, too: "You need a mommy very badly!" She's not too far off -- [[spoiler: when the Croc comes back to life and makes a meal out of Hook, his last words are "I want my mommy!"]]



%%* Sally Salt in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchhausen''.
* ''Film/MysteryTeam'': Brianna, the girl who hires the team, is rather cheerful for a girl whose parents just died.
* ''Animation/{{Revolution 2009}}'': Az'Az is a pretty happy kid.
%%* Creator/ShirleyTemple.

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%%* Sally Salt in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchhausen''.
* ''Film/MysteryTeam'': Brianna, the girl who hires the team, is rather cheerful for a girl whose parents just died.
* ''Animation/{{Revolution 2009}}'':
''Animation/Revolution2009'': Az'Az is a pretty happy kid.
%%* Creator/ShirleyTemple.
kid.



%%* ''Film/MrPeabodyAndSherman'': Sherman.
* ''Film/ManOnFire'': Lupita's cheerfulness eventually chips away at [[GrumpyBear Creasy]]'s hard exterior, making him positive about life again and becoming something of a substitute father for her. This leads him to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when Pita is abducted and [[spoiler:seemingly]] killed by a kidnapping ring.

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%%* ''Film/MrPeabodyAndSherman'': Sherman.
* ''Film/ManOnFire'': Lupita's cheerfulness eventually chips away at [[GrumpyBear Creasy]]'s hard exterior, making him positive about life again and becoming something of a substitute father for her. This leads him to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when Pita is abducted and [[spoiler:seemingly]] killed by a kidnapping ring.
''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'': Sherman.



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* ''Film/{{Hook}}'': Maggie Banning is an unusual example, as she ''is'' in peril for much of the film as a prisoner of Captain Hook. It's her innocent, positive outlook on life that allows her to see through his claim that her parents don't love her, and she lashes out at him for trying to manipulate both her and Jack. She has an idea about what's wrong with the villain, too: "You need a mommy very badly!" She's not too far off -- [[spoiler: when the Croc comes back to life and makes a meal out of Hook, his last words are "I want my mommy!"]]
%%* Sally Salt in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchhausen''.
* ''Film/MysteryTeam'': Brianna, the girl who hires the team, is rather cheerful for a girl whose parents just died.
%%* Creator/ShirleyTemple.
* ''Film/ManOnFire'': Lupita's cheerfulness eventually chips away at [[GrumpyBear Creasy]]'s hard exterior, making him positive about life again and becoming something of a substitute father for her. This leads him to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when Pita is abducted and [[spoiler:seemingly]] killed by a kidnapping ring.
* ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'': China Girl, she is sunny and wants to be represented by a heart when Oz draws the plan.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'':

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* Sausage / Cody in ''{{Webcomic/WooHoo}}'' fits the trope, as an enthusiastic member of a Scout-type organization. Identifying as gender-neutral, Sausage is just interested in science and in making the city a better place.

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* Sausage / Cody in ''{{Webcomic/WooHoo}}'' ''Webcomic/{{WooHoo}}'' fits the trope, as an enthusiastic member of a Scout-type organization. Identifying as gender-neutral, Sausage is just interested in science and in making the city a better place.



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* ''ErikasNewPerfume'''s titular character is this, when she isn't insanely embarrassed. Also from what little we see of Sarah before she [[PlotRelevantAgeUp grows up]] she seemed to fit this as well.

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* ''ErikasNewPerfume'''s ''Erika's New Perfume'''s titular character is this, when she isn't insanely embarrassed. Also from what little we see of Sarah before she [[PlotRelevantAgeUp grows up]] she seemed to fit this as well.



%%* Molly Cunningham from ''WesternAnimation/{{TaleSpin}}''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', the number of times Phineas is sad or angry can probably be counted on one, maybe two hands. [[BewareTheNiceOnes But he can be scary when he's angry.]] "Get on the trike!"
* T.J. Detweiler from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', although like Arnold, more in the sense of being calm and optimistic.
* Pistol on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' is always cheerful, as a stark contrast to her [[SiblingYinYang melancholy brother]] and her short-tempered parents. She is often heard giggling and is usually seen with a gigantic smile, and is also a GenkiGirl, which adds to her status as the AnnoyingYoungerSibling.
* ''WesternAnimation/DocMcstuffins'': Doc is generally happy, she likes to sing songs and play games with her family while they playfully tease each other.
* ''WesternAnimation/NinaNeedsToGo'': Nina. When she is not distracted by "needing to go" she often has happy daydreams about what she wants to be, and she generally enjoys her outings a lot.



* Aang in the early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/{{Avatar the Last Airbender}}''.
** His grandchildren in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' are pretty cheerful too, especially [[GenkiGirl Ikki]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Meelo]]

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* %%* Aang in the early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/{{Avatar the Last Airbender}}''.
** %%* His grandchildren in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' are pretty cheerful too, especially [[GenkiGirl Ikki]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Meelo]]
18th Sep '16 1:09:55 PM nombretomado
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%%* Again, Roll in the ''ComicBook/MegaMan'' comics from ArchieComics.

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%%* Again, Roll in the ''ComicBook/MegaMan'' comics from ArchieComics.Franchise/ArchieComics.
3rd Sep '16 2:27:55 PM Gamermaster
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** Ash has [[CharacterDevelopment evolved]] into this over time. In early episodes he was a happy kid but had a stubborn streak and heavy IdiotHero elements. He has since learned more about Pokemon and training, removing certain elements from his personality. He's a heroic and sweet (if [[{{keet}} energetic) ten year old boy who is near perpetually happy.

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** Ash has [[CharacterDevelopment evolved]] into this over time. In early episodes he was a happy kid but had a stubborn streak and heavy IdiotHero elements. He has since learned more about Pokemon and training, removing certain elements from his personality. He's a heroic and sweet (if [[{{keet}} energetic) energetic]]) ten year old boy who is near perpetually happy.
30th Jul '16 1:59:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mia of ''TrueVillains'' is extensively this. Bright, giddy, and grinning almost constantly.

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* Mia of ''TrueVillains'' ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' is extensively this. Bright, giddy, and grinning almost constantly.
12th Jul '16 11:53:47 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/KateAndMimMim'', Kate has a generally positive outlook and is sure that she can solve anything in Mimiloo.
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