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19th Jul '16 3:44:33 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* A whole slew of characters from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. To name a few: Sasuke Uchiha, Kakashi Hatake, Neji Hyuuga, Gaara, Itachi Uchiha, [[spoiler: Naruto's DisappearedDad]] Minato Namikaze, Killer Bee, [[spoiler:and Naruto's son Boruto Uzumaki]].

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* A whole slew of characters from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. To name a few: Sasuke Uchiha, Kakashi Hatake, Neji Hyuuga, Gaara, Itachi Uchiha, [[spoiler: Naruto's DisappearedDad]] Minato Namikaze, Killer Bee, [[spoiler:and Naruto's son both of Naruto and Hinata's children, Boruto Uzumaki]].and Himawari Uzumaki.]].



* [[spoiler:Triela's]] daughter in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' doesn't seem older than twelve but is already in medical school.

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* [[spoiler:Triela's]] daughter Speranza in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' doesn't seem older than twelve twelve, but is already in medical school.
11th Jul '16 9:22:24 AM rjd1922
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[Film/BattlefieldEarth When you were learning how to spell your name, he was composing his own pieces]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[Film/BattlefieldEarth When you were still learning how to spell your name, he was composing his own pieces]].]]
10th Jul '16 6:00:10 PM Godzillawolf
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** Sunset Shimmer, who was incredibly talented in magic as a filly. In fact, Elements of Maagic in general seem to be this trope.

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** Sunset Shimmer, who was incredibly talented in magic as a filly. In fact, Elements of Maagic Magic in general seem to be this trope.
10th Jul '16 5:59:38 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** The Nameless Filly was a incredibly brilliant in both magic and tactics, being said to have the potential to surpass Starswirl the Bearded and possibly become an Alicorn one day. Unfortunately, she ended up developing [[EnfantTerrible a psychopathic obsession with killing love itself]] due to her inability to form a relationship. As a result, she put her incredible intelligence to the task of making the [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Concept Killing Spear]], a weapon capable of [[RetGone erasing whomever it kills from existence]], resulting in one of the single most cataclysmic events in the history of creation when she killed Cupid with it.
** Sunset Shimmer, who was incredibly talented in magic as a filly. In fact, Elements of Maagic in general seem to be this trope.
24th Jun '16 1:47:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Chester [=McTech=] of ''BeverlyHillsTeens''.

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* Chester [=McTech=] of ''BeverlyHillsTeens''.''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens''.
13th Jun '16 7:05:23 AM Pichu-kun
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* All the children in ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' has some exceptional talent that Dewey (played by JackBlack) utilized to help the band out (e.g. Billy with costume design, Tomika with singing) but Gordon and Summer are traditional examples. Gordon with computers and Summer with organizational skills.
** Also RealitySubtext applied to the kids in the band. The actors and actress who bass, guitar and drums all started musical training at an early age.

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* All the children in ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' has some exceptional talent that Dewey (played by JackBlack) utilized to help the band out (e.g. Billy with costume design, Tomika with singing) but Gordon and Summer are traditional examples. Gordon with computers and Summer with organizational skills. \n** Also RealitySubtext applied to the kids in the band. The actors and actress who bass, guitar and drums all started musical training at an early age.



* ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'': All four members of the Mysterious Benedict Society (with the possible exception of Kate, who is less BookSmart, but has plenty of skills and general intelligence to make up for it) were chosen specifically because they were some version of this trope. Constance, however, takes the cake. Sure, she's stubborn, sleepy, and slightly bratty- she's also [[spoiler: TWO YEARS OLD.]]

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* ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'': All four members of the Mysterious Benedict Society (with the possible exception of Kate, who is less BookSmart, book smart, but has plenty of skills and general intelligence to make up for it) were chosen specifically because they were some version of this trope. Constance, however, takes the cake. Sure, she's stubborn, sleepy, and slightly bratty- she's also [[spoiler: TWO YEARS OLD.]]
4th Jun '16 8:09:07 PM gewunomox
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* ''{{KULT}}'' suggests this as an archetype for a PlayerCharacter.

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* ''{{KULT}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{KULT}}'' suggests this as an archetype for a PlayerCharacter.
28th May '16 4:10:20 PM rjd1922
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* The protagonist is apparently a battling prodigy in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. S/he begins their journey years before most other people, at age 10 - 14 ([[WordOfGod RBYG FRLG for eleven]]) years old. You not only beat everyone in your region (two for GSC and HGSS) with ease, including the [[ThatOneBoss Elite Four]] and [[ToBeAMaster Champion]], but take down a gang of terrorists (two gangs in Emerald).

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* The protagonist is apparently a battling prodigy in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. S/he begins their journey years before most other people, at age 10 - 14 10-14 ([[WordOfGod RBYG FRLG for eleven]]) years old. 11 in]] ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' and their remakes). You not only beat everyone in your region (two for GSC and HGSS) with ease, including the [[ThatOneBoss Elite Four]] and [[ToBeAMaster Champion]], but take down a gang of terrorists (two gangs in Emerald).''Emerald'').



** ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'' has Lloyd.

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** ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'' has Lloyd.Lloyd in ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings''.
25th May '16 9:22:50 AM Ramona122003
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* Son Gohan from ''DragonBallZ'' is a prime example, both physically and academically. He's smart enough to study advanced biology at age 4, builds an amphibious sandsurfer/boat a few months afterwards, and by the time he's 10 years old he has enough latent power to unleash the equivalent force of a ''Supernova''.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall''
** PlayedWith. When Goku was a kid he was often hailed as a prodigy for not only his natural strength and talent for fighting, but his ability to learn advanced techniques after only seeing them once and being able to adapt quickly while fighting. Then, it's {{Subverted}} when he learns that he's Saiyan and that he's actually a low-class warrior by his race's standards. However, this trope is PlayedStraight again when Goku's quick adaptability and natural talent far surpasses any in his race, even the Saiyan prince Vegeta who really is a child prodigy, to the point that his low power level compared to other Saiyans at the start of the series could easily be chalked up to him being raised on Earth and not fighting strong opponents like the other Saiyans.
** According to ''Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'', Bulma had already surpassed her father at the age of five and single-handedly repaired an alien spacecraft in a matter of minutes.
** A {{Downplayed}} example with Krillin. He never was as talented as Goku, who's is a HumanAlien from a fighting race, but compared to other humans he was an exceptionally strong child. He was able to survive [[TrainingFromHell Master Roshi's training regimen]] and would have been second only to Goku in the 21st Martial Arts Tournament if Master Roshi hadn't entered. He also learned the Kamehameha on the fly with no prior training at the age of sixteen when it took his master fifty years to developed it. The only things that really held Krillin back was his lack of self-esteem, which was an effect of the bullying he received from the monks at his former temple and his occasional bouts of arrogance.
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Son Gohan from ''DragonBallZ'' is a prime example, both physically and academically. He's smart enough to study advanced biology at age 4, builds an amphibious sandsurfer/boat a few months afterwards, and by the time he's 10 years old he has enough latent power to unleash the equivalent force of a ''Supernova''.''Supernova''.
** Vegeta's talent was so well known that Frieza immediately takes a liking to him and [[SparingTheAces spares him specifically]] when he destroys Planet Vegeta. After that, Frieza more or less raises him as one of his elite soldiers. In the Bardock Special, Vegeta is able to take on ''six'' Saibamen by himself with little trouble. Keep in mind, each one of those Saibamen are as strong as Raditz. It's been stated that even as a child he was one of the strongest Saiyans at the time.
** Goten and Trunks. At the age of eight, Trunks is able to become a Super Saiyan, much sooner and more easily than Future Trunks, and Goten became a Super Saiyan at seven, making him the youngest Super Saiyan in history. They are also both stronger than Frieza.
14th May '16 8:10:39 PM Gamermaster
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** Rumor has it that Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate were even sillier examples, being AAA-Rank Mages under the TSAB's employ when they were younger, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_strikers_the_comics/c005/5.html but eh... who believes such rumours]]? (Link may be {{NSFW}})

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** [[CassandraTruth Rumor has it it]] that Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate were even sillier examples, being AAA-Rank Mages under the TSAB's employ when they were younger, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_strikers_the_comics/c005/5.html but eh... who believes such rumours]]? (Link may be {{NSFW}})rumors?
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