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5th Dec '16 6:44:12 AM Mhazard
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See also {{Tykebomb}}, which is not necessarily a magic user, and SquishyWizard, which a Child Mage is almost guaranteed to be, or CuteBruiser, when the character actually ''does'' have physical prowess instead of magic, despite their size, and GooGooGodlike, for a character even younger (specifically, they are infants) and more precocious than the Child Mage. Compare TeenGenius for the sci-fi equivalent, and MagicalGirl for cute little girls embodying this trope.

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See also {{Tykebomb}}, which is not necessarily a magic user, and SquishyWizard, which a Child Mage is almost guaranteed to be, or MagicalGirl, when a Child Mage is a cute little girl with fancy magic and outfits, or CuteBruiser, when the character actually ''does'' have physical prowess instead of magic, despite their size, and GooGooGodlike, for a character even younger (specifically, they are infants) and more precocious than the Child Mage. Compare TeenGenius for the sci-fi equivalent, and MagicalGirl for cute little girls embodying this trope.
equivalent.
5th Dec '16 6:42:42 AM Mhazard
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See also {{Tykebomb}}, which is not necessarily a magic user, and SquishyWizard, which a Child Mage is almost guaranteed to be, or CuteBruiser, when the character actually ''does'' have physical prowess instead of magic, despite their size, and GooGooGodlike, for a character even younger (specifically, they are infants) and more precocious than the Child Mage. Compare TeenGenius for the sci-fi equivalent, and MagicalGirl for cute little girl embodying this trope.

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See also {{Tykebomb}}, which is not necessarily a magic user, and SquishyWizard, which a Child Mage is almost guaranteed to be, or CuteBruiser, when the character actually ''does'' have physical prowess instead of magic, despite their size, and GooGooGodlike, for a character even younger (specifically, they are infants) and more precocious than the Child Mage. Compare TeenGenius for the sci-fi equivalent, and MagicalGirl for cute little girl girls embodying this trope.
5th Dec '16 6:42:36 AM Mhazard
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See also {{Tykebomb}}, which is not necessarily a magic user, and SquishyWizard, which a Child Mage is almost guaranteed to be, or CuteBruiser, when the character actually ''does'' have physical prowess instead of magic, despite their size, and GooGooGodlike, for a character even younger (specifically, they are infants) and more precocious than the Child Mage. Compare TeenGenius for the sci-fi equivalent.

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See also {{Tykebomb}}, which is not necessarily a magic user, and SquishyWizard, which a Child Mage is almost guaranteed to be, or CuteBruiser, when the character actually ''does'' have physical prowess instead of magic, despite their size, and GooGooGodlike, for a character even younger (specifically, they are infants) and more precocious than the Child Mage. Compare TeenGenius for the sci-fi equivalent.
equivalent, and MagicalGirl for cute little girl embodying this trope.
1st Dec '16 11:04:09 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', and several of her friends/rivals... she was ''nine'' when she started using magic, and yet, she's kicking ass in the interdimensional league.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Nanoha Takamachi, and several of her friends/rivals... friends/rivals from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''... she was ''nine'' when she started using magic, and yet, she's kicking ass she was already one of the most powerful mages in the interdimensional league.multiverse.
31st Oct '16 9:30:34 PM PaulA
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* In ''The Dubious Hills'' by Creator/PamelaDean, all young children are "magicians", while older magic users are "wizards". Most magicians lose their powers around age ten, a few years before coming into their "knowledge", the one area or subject that they understand instinctively and completely; the exceptions are future wizards, whose knowledge ''is'' magic.

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* In ''The Dubious Hills'' ''Literature/TheDubiousHills'' by Creator/PamelaDean, all young children are "magicians", while older magic users are "wizards". Most magicians lose their powers around age ten, a few years before coming into their "knowledge", the one area or subject that they understand instinctively and completely; the exceptions are future wizards, whose knowledge ''is'' magic.
15th Jul '16 6:21:35 AM Willbyr
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* The main character of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is incredibly proficient with magic for being only ten years old. He also is a partial subversion, as he becomes skilled with physical combat as well, but this is backed up with magic too.
** The BigBad is a subversion, as when he's first introduced he's apparently the youngest member of his team, and the most powerful magic user. Turns out that he's probably either an ArtificialHuman or OlderThanHeLooks.
*** [[spoiler:Both of which have been confirmed.]]

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* The main character of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Negi
is incredibly proficient with magic for being only ten years old. He also is a partial subversion, as he becomes skilled with physical combat as well, but this is backed up with magic too.
** The BigBad is a subversion, as when he's first introduced he's apparently the youngest member of his team, and the most powerful magic user. Turns out that he's probably either an ArtificialHuman or OlderThanHeLooks.
*** [[spoiler:Both of which have been confirmed.]]
who's OlderThanHeLooks.



* Cooke and Mack from ''LostOdyssey''. These two get a bonus for being only eight and ''six''.

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* Cooke and Mack from ''LostOdyssey''.''VideoGame/LostOdyssey''. These two get a bonus for being only eight and ''six''.
29th Jun '16 6:31:54 PM Doug86
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* ''[[YoungWizards The Young Wizard Series]]'' by Diane Duane states this trope a good number of times in many books. Child wizards are naturally stronger because of their imagination and removal from a serious life. Older wizards balance this out with their knowledge and experience.

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* ''[[YoungWizards The Young Wizard Series]]'' ''The ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series by Diane Duane states this trope a good number of times in many books. Child wizards are naturally stronger because of their imagination and removal from a serious life. Older wizards balance this out with their knowledge and experience.
11th Jun '16 3:41:36 PM nombretomado
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* In the SwordOfTruth, most of the wizards at the Palace of the Prophets are ReallySevenHundredYearsOld because the palace was designed as a spell-form. Richard, and Zedd (despite him being one of the oldest characters in the series otherwise), are as children to them.

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* In the SwordOfTruth, ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', most of the wizards at the Palace of the Prophets are ReallySevenHundredYearsOld because the palace was designed as a spell-form. Richard, and Zedd (despite him being one of the oldest characters in the series otherwise), are as children to them.
11th May '16 9:45:21 AM GlassRain
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* Petra, the younger sister of the protaganist of ''Literature/TheChrysalids'' by Creator/JohnWyndham is the most powerful telepath of the group. It's the strength of her powers that bring the woman from [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Sealand]] to rescue the group.

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* Petra, the younger sister of the protaganist protagonist of ''Literature/TheChrysalids'' by Creator/JohnWyndham is the most powerful telepath of the group. It's the strength of her powers that bring the woman from [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Sealand]] to rescue the group.




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* Holly in ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' is fourteen, while the rest of the team consists of adult knights.
6th May '16 12:24:45 PM eowynjedi
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** Krile is introduced this way in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''. When she's still an NPC, she's shown to fight with spells, and she has the second-highest raw magic stat. She's also built as a mage in ''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy''. [[spoiler:However, if you made Galuf your tank, she will become a tank herself once she inherits his abilities and joins the party.]]

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** Krile is introduced this way in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''. When she's still an NPC, she's shown to fight with spells, and she has the second-highest raw magic stat. She's also built as Spinoff games usually (though not always) give her a mage in ''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy''.SquishyWizard build. [[spoiler:However, if you made Galuf your tank, she will become a tank herself once she inherits his abilities and joins the party.]]
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