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27th Feb '17 10:04:26 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/AntoniasLine'': Danielle's daughter Therese says "I'm a child prodigy," and she is, having been able to do arithmetic since she was three and being able to figure out squares and square roots of four-digit numbers while she's in grade school.



* Josh Waitzkin in ''Film/SearchingForBobbyFischer''.

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* Josh Waitzkin in ''Film/SearchingForBobbyFischer''.''Film/SearchingForBobbyFischer'' is a small child and a chess genius.
21st Feb '17 8:28:27 PM nombretomado
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* Jon Masters from DaleBrown's books was a child prodigy in the past who's retained his genius in adulthood. In ''Wings of Fire'' it turns out that [[spoiler: Dr. Kelsey Duffield]] is actually a nine year-old girl.

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* Jon Masters from DaleBrown's Creator/DaleBrown's books was a child prodigy in the past who's retained his genius in adulthood. In ''Wings of Fire'' it turns out that [[spoiler: Dr. Kelsey Duffield]] is actually a nine year-old girl.



* Literature/FlightToTheLonesomePlace: While twelve-year-old Ronnie's PhotographicMemory allows him to learn quickly, he also is shown doing advanced physics equation to disprove the concept of parallel univeres.

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* Literature/FlightToTheLonesomePlace: ''Literature/FlightToTheLonesomePlace'': While twelve-year-old Ronnie's PhotographicMemory allows him to learn quickly, he also is shown doing advanced physics equation to disprove the concept of parallel univeres.
10th Feb '17 10:47:58 AM maelleofthepumpkins
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* ''Manga/Classi9'': Except for Ren, the main cast qualifies: Haydn is 12 and on the same level as 8 other students several years older than him, all of them music prodigies, Wagner started composing operas after seeing Beethoven perform when they were 5 and 6 years old, Liszt and Chopin have known each other and played together for a ''very'' long time... Mozart is even lampshaded as a ChildProdigy, since he is known as the "Wonderkind" (''kinder'' means child in German).
17th Jan '17 8:01:13 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Edwin Carmichael, Susie's six-year-old brother from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' is the brains of the Carmichael family. His room is designed from the idea of a wealthy man's library, as he is an avid reader. Although he is the most quiet of the Carmichael siblings, he is extremely intelligent, as he is known for wearing Einstein pajamas, playing computer games, and he once built a laser with his friends at his birthday party.
29th Nov '16 10:18:58 AM Anddrix
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* Katie Lindberg from ''Alyosha'' was one of these before maturing into a TeenGenius. She achieved a near-perfect SAT score at the age of 6 and graduated at the top of her class at MIT when she was 12.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** As a pre-teen nation-tan, Japan started working on ''his own alphabet'' few moments after his brother, China, taught him to write.
** Belgium was already a trading and businesses whiz as a little girl nation, according to the ''Manga/HetaliaBloodbath2011''.
** A young Greece is depicted attempting to discuss "[[http://aph.starry-sky.com/blog-entry-146.html the concept of time and our relation with moussaka]]."



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Negi, kinda. He graduated from WizardingSchool at the age of nine and became a teacher in Japan and mastered the language [[note]]in two weeks[[/note]], too. Later on, when he starts learning combat techniques and training seriously, it takes him about 9 months to become one of the most powerful combatants alive. To be fair, Negi spent an inordinate amount of time in [[YearInsideHourOutside magic resorts, scrolls, and the like]], to the point where he's now actually twelve years old. Oh, that is only the beginning. As the first volume pointed out--remember, back when he was only 9!--Negi has a degree from Oxford. A college degree, in one of the foremost schools in the entire world, at NINE.
** Kurt Godel is also explicitly stated to be one of these. (Or at least, he was when he was still a child.)
** Negi's father, Nagi, also qualifies, at least in regards to combat. [[IdiotHero And only combat]]. He was one of the strongest men alive when he was about twelve, culminating with him [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeating a god in single combat]] when he was seventeen or so.
* Edajima Heihachi from ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku'' is capable of fighting a group of monkeys at the age of 7. When he is ten years old, he have read and remembered the content of a whole shelf of thick books, which includes some higher level of Mathematics. At the age of eleven, he is specially admitted in Tokyo Imperial University and is capable of breaking prison bars.
* Yukari Sendo from ''RosarioToVampire'' is an 11 year old genius in a class full of teenagers.
* Rimone from ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' is extremely young even for a Sybilla, which doesn't prevent her from being an AcePilot rivaled only by Aeru and Neviril.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Negi, kinda. He graduated
Minoru from WizardingSchool ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' is only 12 years old but he is a computer genius who is an expert on persocoms, and knows the answers to almost all of Hideki's problems when he gets screwed over by technology.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** Ai Haibara/Shiho Miyano is implied to have been one: if she has a [=PhD=] and already led TheSyndicate's lab before the age of 18, she must be one in her preteen years.
** Hiroki Sawada from the NonSerialMovie ''Phantom of Baker Street'' is more of a book example; he was a grad student in MIT
at the age of nine ''ten''. However, a mixture of ParentalAbandonment and became a teacher in Japan and mastered IntelligenceEqualsIsolation means his case [[StartsWithASuicide is not]] [[{{deconstruction}} played]] [[TearJerker for the language [[note]]in two weeks[[/note]], too. Later on, when he starts learning combat techniques and training seriously, it takes him about 9 months to become one of ]][[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds laughs]].
** The titular character Shinichi Kudo zigzags
the most powerful combatants alive. To be fair, Negi spent an inordinate amount of time in [[YearInsideHourOutside magic resorts, scrolls, and the like]], trope around. He ''seems'' like a Child Prodigy to the point where those who don't know his true identity but he's now actually twelve years old. Oh, that [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]] due to an [[FountainOfYouth 'un-aging' pill]], and even so he is a TeenGenius since he's technically 17. And ''then'', the flashbacks to his childhood show as an ''actual'' ChildProdigy: [[spoiler: the WholeEpisodeFlashback of manga chapters 921-924 show him not only reading the beginning. As ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' books at the age of ''four'', but making his first volume pointed out--remember, back when deductions around that time... [[SpannerInTheWorks which allowed]] [[GuileHero his father]] to foil a kidnapping plan that had Ran as the target.]]
* Taiki Kudou in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' who is not aware that
he was only 9!--Negi is this. He is both exceedingly athletic and intelligent, and has engaged various sports like a degree from Oxford. A college degree, in one of the foremost schools in the entire world, at NINE.
** Kurt Godel is also explicitly stated to be one of these. (Or at least,
pro. Further more he was when he was still a child.)
** Negi's father, Nagi, also qualifies, at least in regards to combat. [[IdiotHero And only combat]]. He was one of the strongest men alive when he was about twelve, culminating with him [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeating a god in single combat]] when he was seventeen or so.
* Edajima Heihachi from ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku''
is capable of fighting forming brilliant strategies within a group of monkeys at the age of 7. When he is ten years old, he have read and remembered the content flash of a whole shelf of thick books, which includes some higher level of Mathematics. At second in the age heat of eleven, he is specially admitted in Tokyo Imperial University and is capable of breaking prison bars.
* Yukari Sendo from ''RosarioToVampire'' is an 11 year old genius in a class full of teenagers.
* Rimone from ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' is extremely young even for a Sybilla, which doesn't prevent her from being an AcePilot rivaled only by Aeru and Neviril.
battle.



* Becky from ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''. Graduated from the MIT and teaching high school girls... at ''eleven'' years old.
* The 10-year old Erio Mondial from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', who had already achieved a [[RandomPowerRanking Mage Rank of B]] before the show started while his teenage companions were still struggling to achieve the same rank.
** [[CassandraTruth 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, but eh... who believes such rumors?
** It's revealed in the [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary manga]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' that the math used in earth and Mid-Childa are very similar, and using advanced magic requires a firm grasp of mathematical formulas. Needless to say, Nanoha and Fate are math geniuses who always ace the subject in school, much to the chagrin of the competitive [[ThoseTwoGuys Arisa]], and Fate even helped Nanoha's teenage sister Miyuki with her school work when she was ''nine''.



* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** Ai Haibara/Shiho Miyano is implied to have been one: if she has a [=PhD=] and already led TheSyndicate's lab before the age of 18, she must be one in her preteen years.
** Hiroki Sawada from the NonSerialMovie ''Phantom of Baker Street'' is more of a book example; he was a grad student in MIT at the age of ''ten''. However, a mixture of ParentalAbandonment and IntelligenceEqualsIsolation means his case [[StartsWithASuicide is not]] [[{{deconstruction}} played]] [[TearJerker for the ]][[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds laughs]].
** The titular character Shinichi Kudo zigzags the trope around. He ''seems'' like a Child Prodigy to those who don't know his true identity but he's actually [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]] due to an [[FountainOfYouth 'un-aging' pill]], and even so he is a TeenGenius since he's technically 17. And ''then'', the flashbacks to his childhood show as an ''actual'' ChildProdigy: [[spoiler: the WholeEpisodeFlashback of manga chapters 921-924 show him not only reading the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' books at the age of ''four'', but making his first deductions around that time... [[SpannerInTheWorks which allowed]] [[GuileHero his father]] to foil a kidnapping plan that had Ran as the target.]]
* Sou Touma from ''Manga/{{QED}}'', likewise, is MIT-graduated before high school age; he is now in a HighSchool for the needed socialization to prevent IntelligenceEqualsIsolation.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** Ai Haibara/Shiho Miyano is implied to have been one: if she has a [=PhD=] and already led TheSyndicate's lab before the age of 18, she must be one in her preteen years.
** Hiroki Sawada
Wendy from the NonSerialMovie ''Phantom of Baker Street'' is more of a book example; he ''Manga/FairyTail'' might also count as she was a grad student in MIT at the age of ''ten''. However, a mixture of ParentalAbandonment and IntelligenceEqualsIsolation means his case [[StartsWithASuicide is not]] [[{{deconstruction}} played]] [[TearJerker for the ]][[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds laughs]].
** The titular character Shinichi Kudo zigzags the trope around. He ''seems'' like a Child Prodigy
able to those who don't know his true identity but he's actually [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]] due to an [[FountainOfYouth 'un-aging' pill]], and even so he is a TeenGenius since he's technically 17. And ''then'', the flashbacks to his childhood show as an ''actual'' ChildProdigy: [[spoiler: the WholeEpisodeFlashback of manga chapters 921-924 show him not only reading the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' books at the age of ''four'', but making his first deductions around that time... [[SpannerInTheWorks which allowed]] [[GuileHero his father]] to foil a kidnapping plan that had Ran as the target.]]
* Sou Touma from ''Manga/{{QED}}'', likewise, is MIT-graduated before high school age; he is now in a HighSchool for the needed socialization to prevent IntelligenceEqualsIsolation.
learn her offensive spells just by seeing Natsu use it once.



* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** Seto Kaiba is not only a TeenGenius, but he beat Gozaburo in a chess match in order to get him and Mokuba adopted. When he was TEN. THAT takes SKILLZ!
*** In the manga, he cheated.
** Rebecca Hopkins; she's taking College classes by the time she reappears for the Doma arc... Even in the dub, where she was ''eight'' as opposed to twelve in her initial appearance.
* Megumi "Nodame" Noda in ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' is shown to have been a piano prodigy as a kid.
* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'':
** Since toddlerhood Kousei has shown a skill for the piano thanks to his mother being a pianist. She was reluctant to teach him however her friend encouraged her to. He received the nickname "Human Metronome" because of how accurately he played from the music score no matter how difficult it was, despite being a mere child. Kousei's mother eventually became physically abusive towards him, refused to let him play with his friends, and sometimes made him skip school in order to practice. After her death Kousei broke down and due to the trauma became unable to 'hear' his own piano playing due to [[spoiler:telling her he wish she'd die before she died]], and it takes a lot of time for him to get into piano playing again.
** Takeshi and Emi have been playing since age six, were also very good for their young age, and are still good pianists at age fourteen. They weren't quite as talented as Kousei though and thus were largely overshadowed by him.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** Seto Kaiba is not only a TeenGenius, but he beat Gozaburo in a chess match in order to get him
Leonard and Mokuba adopted. When he was TEN. THAT takes SKILLZ!
*** In
Tessa Testarossa of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' once qualified, having solved some of Einstein's more famous equations before the manga, he cheated.
** Rebecca Hopkins; she's taking College classes by
age of six. By the time she reappears for of the Doma arc... Even story they've aged up to TeenGenius.
* [[spoiler:Triela's]] daughter Speranza
in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' doesn't seem older than twelve, but is already in medical school.
* In ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', while most of
the dub, where she was ''eight'' as opposed to twelve in her initial appearance.
* Megumi "Nodame" Noda in ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' is shown to have been a piano prodigy as a kid.
* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'':
** Since toddlerhood Kousei has shown a skill for the piano thanks to his mother being a pianist. She was reluctant to teach him however her friend encouraged her to. He received the nickname "Human Metronome" because of how accurately he played from the music score no matter how difficult it was, despite being a mere child. Kousei's mother eventually became physically abusive towards him, refused to let him play with his friends, and sometimes made him skip school in order to practice. After her death Kousei broke down and due to the trauma became unable to 'hear' his own piano playing due to [[spoiler:telling her he wish she'd die before she died]], and it takes a lot of time for him to get into piano playing again.
** Takeshi and Emi have been playing since age six, were also very good for their young age, and
qualifiers are still good pianists at age fourteen. They weren't quite as talented as Kousei though 13, and thus TeenGenius material, Maria entered the school at 10 and graduated at 13. Nagi, Isumi and Sakuya are most of the way through their first year of High School, meaning that they were largely overshadowed by him.Child Prodigy material. Nagi doesn't even attend classes and is still considered one of the top students before Hayate comes along.
* Subverted in ''Anime/KaleidoStar''. May Wong was an ice skating prodigy in the past, but she kept it only as a hobby and pursued becoming an acrobat in the Kaleido Stage instead.



* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''
** The 10-year old Erio Mondial, who had already achieved a [[RandomPowerRanking Mage Rank of B]] before the show started while his teenage companions were still struggling to achieve the same rank.
** [[CassandraTruth 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, but eh... who believes such rumors?
** It's revealed in the [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary manga]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' that the math used in earth and Mid-Childa are very similar, and using advanced magic requires a firm grasp of mathematical formulas. Needless to say, Nanoha and Fate are math geniuses who always ace the subject in school, much to the chagrin of the competitive [[ThoseTwoGuys Arisa]], and Fate even helped Nanoha's teenage sister Miyuki with her school work when she was ''nine''.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Negi, kinda. He graduated from WizardingSchool at the age of nine and became a teacher in Japan and mastered the language [[note]]in two weeks[[/note]], too. Later on, when he starts learning combat techniques and training seriously, it takes him about 9 months to become one of the most powerful combatants alive. To be fair, Negi spent an inordinate amount of time in [[YearInsideHourOutside magic resorts, scrolls, and the like]], to the point where he's now actually twelve years old. Oh, that is only the beginning. As the first volume pointed out--remember, back when he was only 9!--Negi has a degree from Oxford. A college degree, in one of the foremost schools in the entire world, at NINE.
** Kurt Godel is also explicitly stated to be one of these. (Or at least, he was when he was still a child.)
** Negi's father, Nagi, also qualifies, at least in regards to combat. [[IdiotHero And only combat]]. He was one of the strongest men alive when he was about twelve, culminating with him [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeating a god in single combat]] when he was seventeen or so.
* ''Horribly'' subverted in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''. The Unknown Enemy has 7-year-old Desil Galette, who at his "tender" age shows massive talent to pilot mechas as well as [[spoiler: PsychicPowers-like abilities, making him an X-Rounder.]] So what do his bosses do? They completely overlook that he's a sadistic CreepyChild ''and'' has the mood swings proper of a child his age, making him a ''battle commander'' [[WhatAnIdiot without any supervision or proper training/education]]. [[spoiler: Desil then orders a retreat from a certain victory ''merely because he got bored'', and when in charge of the second X-Rounder that they conscript... he uses her recklessly in battle and accidentally kills her.]]
* 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 both of Naruto and Hinata's children, Boruto and Himawari Uzumaki.]].
* The [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Professor]] in ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'', despite being eight years old, has managed to build, among other things, a speech-giving scarf and a RidiculouslyHumanRobot (which she constantly modifies without the robot noticing).
* Megumi "Nodame" Noda in ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' is shown to have been a piano prodigy as a kid.
* Becky from ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''. Graduated from the MIT and teaching high school girls... at ''eleven'' years old.



* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** As a pre-teen nation-tan, Japan started working on ''his own alphabet'' few moments after his brother, China, taught him to write.
** Belgium was already a trading and businesses whiz as a little girl nation, according to the ''Manga/HetaliaBloodbath2011''.
** A young Greece is depicted attempting to discuss "[[http://aph.starry-sky.com/blog-entry-146.html the concept of time and our relation with moussaka]]."
* 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 both of Naruto and Hinata's children, Boruto and Himawari Uzumaki.]].
* In ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', while most of the qualifiers are 13, and thus TeenGenius material, Maria entered the school at 10 and graduated at 13. Nagi, Isumi and Sakuya are most of the way through their first year of High School, meaning that they were Child Prodigy material. Nagi doesn't even attend classes and is still considered one of the top students before Hayate comes along.
* The [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Professor]] in ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'', despite being eight years old, has managed to build, among other things, a speech-giving scarf and a RidiculouslyHumanRobot (which she constantly modifies without the robot noticing).
* Taiki Kudou in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' who is not aware that he is this. He is both exceedingly athletic and intelligent, and has engaged various sports like a pro. Further more he is capable of forming brilliant strategies within a flash of a second in the heat of battle.
* Wendy from ''Manga/FairyTail'' might also count as she was able to learn her offensive spells just by seeing Natsu use it once.
* Katie Lindberg from ''Alyosha'' was one of these before maturing into a TeenGenius. She achieved a near-perfect SAT score at the age of 6 and graduated at the top of her class at MIT when she was 12.
* Subverted in ''Anime/KaleidoStar''. May Wong was an ice skating prodigy in the past, but she kept it only as a hobby and pursued becoming an acrobat in the Kaleido Stage instead.
* Minoru from ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' is only 12 years old but he is a computer genius who is an expert on persocoms, and knows the answers to almost all of Hideki's problems when he gets screwed over by technology.
* Leonard and Tessa Testarossa of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' once qualified, having solved some of Einstein's more famous equations before the age of six. By the time of the story they've aged up to TeenGenius.
* ''Horribly'' subverted in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''. The Unknown Enemy has 7-year-old Desil Galette, who at his "tender" age shows massive talent to pilot mechas as well as [[spoiler: PsychicPowers-like abilities, making him an X-Rounder.]] So what do his bosses do? They completely overlook that he's a sadistic CreepyChild ''and'' has the mood swings proper of a child his age, making him a ''battle commander'' [[WhatAnIdiot without any supervision or proper training/education]]. [[spoiler: Desil then orders a retreat from a certain victory ''merely because he got bored'', and when in charge of the second X-Rounder that they conscript... he uses her recklessly in battle and accidentally kills her.]]



* Sou Touma from ''Manga/{{QED}}'', likewise, is MIT-graduated before high school age; he is now in a HighSchool for the needed socialization to prevent IntelligenceEqualsIsolation.
* Yukari Sendo from ''RosarioToVampire'' is an 11 year old genius in a class full of teenagers.
* Edajima Heihachi from ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku'' is capable of fighting a group of monkeys at the age of 7. When he is ten years old, he have read and remembered the content of a whole shelf of thick books, which includes some higher level of Mathematics. At the age of eleven, he is specially admitted in Tokyo Imperial University and is capable of breaking prison bars.



* [[spoiler:Triela's]] daughter Speranza 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'' Rimone from ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' is extremely young even for a Sybilla, which doesn't seem older than twelve, prevent her from being an AcePilot rivaled only by Aeru and Neviril.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** Seto Kaiba is not only a TeenGenius,
but is already he beat Gozaburo in medical school.a chess match in order to get him and Mokuba adopted. When he was TEN. THAT takes SKILLZ!
*** In the manga, he cheated.
** Rebecca Hopkins; she's taking College classes by the time she reappears for the Doma arc... Even in the dub, where she was ''eight'' as opposed to twelve in her initial appearance.
* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'':
** Since toddlerhood Kousei has shown a skill for the piano thanks to his mother being a pianist. She was reluctant to teach him however her friend encouraged her to. He received the nickname "Human Metronome" because of how accurately he played from the music score no matter how difficult it was, despite being a mere child. Kousei's mother eventually became physically abusive towards him, refused to let him play with his friends, and sometimes made him skip school in order to practice. After her death Kousei broke down and due to the trauma became unable to 'hear' his own piano playing due to [[spoiler:telling her he wish she'd die before she died]], and it takes a lot of time for him to get into piano playing again.
** Takeshi and Emi have been playing since age six, were also very good for their young age, and are still good pianists at age fourteen. They weren't quite as talented as Kousei though and thus were largely overshadowed by him.



* James-Michael from Creator/SteveGerber's ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown'', thanks to having been [[spoiler: raised by robots]].



* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'': Valerie "Val" Richards, the toddler daughter of Reed Richards and Sue Storm; she has exhibited an aptitude with science and technology rivaling that of her father and that of SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom.
* Sapientín from ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape''.
* Jack B. Quick from ''ComicBook/TomorrowStories'' is a rural Black Comedy version of this.



* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'': Valerie "Val" Richards, the toddler daughter of Reed Richards and Sue Storm; she has exhibited an aptitude with science and technology rivaling that of her father and that of ComicBook/DoctorDoom.
* James-Michael from Creator/SteveGerber's ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown'', thanks to having been [[spoiler: raised by robots]].
* Jack B. Quick from ''ComicBook/TomorrowStories'' is a rural Black Comedy version of this.



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* Sapientín from ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape''.
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* The ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'': Diamond Tiara evidently came into her magic quite a bit before the norm for earth pony foals, as she's capable of what is implied to be a rather advanced maneuver.
** [[WordOfGod Word Of Fanfic Author]] is that her field dexterity score is rather high: in essence, she's very good at micromanaging.

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* The ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'': Diamond Tiara evidently came into her magic quite a bit before the norm for earth pony foals, as she's capable of what is implied to be a rather advanced maneuver.
**
maneuver. [[WordOfGod Word Of Fanfic Author]] is that her field dexterity score is rather high: in essence, she's very good at micromanaging.



* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Anakin Skywalker, thanks to his robotics and piloting skills (which are themselves considerably empowered by the Force).
** Most of the Old Republic Jedi probably count as they were trained from birth (or not long after).

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* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Anakin Skywalker, thanks to his robotics and piloting skills (which are themselves considerably empowered by
In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', even at the Force).
** Most
age of the Old Republic Jedi probably count as they were trained from birth (or not long after).9, Manolo showed a natural talent at bull fighting.



* In ''Film/{{Humoresque}}'', Leon, who is about 12, can instantly play a violin the moment he's given one. Sure enough, he becomes a concert violinist.
* Near in ''Film/LChangeTheWorld'' is a mathematical genius and solves Maki's homework for her, which turns out to be the secret of the antidote to the virus she carries.
* From ''Film/LittleManTate'', Creator/JodieFoster's directorial debut, Fred Tate (played by Adam Hann-Byrd, also known for ''The Ice Storm'') reads at age two without having been taught, and in second grade paints with a mature grasp of art history.
* The title character of ''Film/{{Matilda}}''. At the beginning of the film she starts school and, due to her voracious appetite for books, is already able to multiply large numbers in her head and has an extensive knowledge of literature.
* ''Film/RealGenius'' is about a school full of these, including the main character Mitch, his friend Chris, and Lazlo, the [[ClosetSublet guy in the closet]].



* ''Film/RealGenius'' is about a school full of these, including the main character Mitch, his friend Chris, and Lazlo, the [[ClosetSublet guy in the closet]].

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* ''Film/RealGenius'' is about a school full of these, including All the main character Mitch, his friend Chris, 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 Lazlo, Summer are traditional examples. Gordon with computers and Summer with organizational skills. Also RealitySubtext applied to the [[ClosetSublet guy kids in the closet]].band. The actors and actress who bass, guitar and drums all started musical training at an early age.



* From ''Film/LittleManTate'', Creator/JodieFoster's directorial debut, Fred Tate (played by Adam Hann-Byrd, also known for ''The Ice Storm'') reads at age two without having been taught, and in second grade paints with a mature grasp of art history.
* The title character of ''Film/{{Matilda}}''. At the beginning of the film she starts school and, due to her voracious appetite for books, is already able to multiply large numbers in her head and has an extensive knowledge of literature.
* Near in ''Film/LChangeTheWorld'' is a mathematical genius and solves Maki's homework for her, which turns out to be the secret of the antidote to the virus she carries.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', even at the age of 9, Manolo showed a natural talent at bull fighting.
* 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.
* In ''Film/{{Humoresque}}'', Leon, who is about 12, can instantly play a violin the moment he's given one. Sure enough, he becomes a concert violinist.

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* From ''Film/LittleManTate'', Creator/JodieFoster's directorial debut, Fred Tate (played by Adam Hann-Byrd, also known for ''The Ice Storm'') reads at age two without having been taught, ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Anakin Skywalker, thanks to his robotics
and in second grade paints with a mature grasp of art history.
* The title character of ''Film/{{Matilda}}''. At
piloting skills (which are themselves considerably empowered by the beginning Force).
** Most
of the film she starts school and, due to her voracious appetite for books, is already able to multiply large numbers in her head and has an extensive knowledge of literature.
* Near in ''Film/LChangeTheWorld'' is a mathematical genius and solves Maki's homework for her, which turns out to be the secret of the antidote to the virus she carries.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', even at the age of 9, Manolo showed a natural talent at bull fighting.
* 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.
* In ''Film/{{Humoresque}}'', Leon, who is about 12, can instantly play a violin the moment he's given one. Sure enough, he becomes a concert violinist.
Old Republic Jedi probably count as they were trained from birth (or not long after).



* The ''Literature/EndersGame'' series. Half the IF is commanded by a bunch of prepubescent kids. Judging from Alai, puberty wreaks havoc with your political and military judgment.
* The titular character in ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' is so smart, she can multiply large numbers in her head [[spoiler:and develops psychic powers]].
* [[MeaningfulName Computer Jack]] from the ''Literature/{{GONE}}'' series could hack into a complex police-computer by the age of nine and was only six when he became his school's official tech support. He's so adept in computer science, that in HUNGER he [[spoiler: managed to operate and turn off the ENTIRE town's electricity permanently via the 60 year old power plant computer in less than two hours with a bullet in his leg!]]. He hasn't even hit puberty yet.

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* The ''Literature/EndersGame'' series. Half the IF is commanded by a bunch of prepubescent kids. Judging Rosie Wilder from Alai, puberty wreaks havoc ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub''. Naturally the kid gets paired with your political and military judgment.
* The titular character in ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' is so smart, she can multiply large numbers in her head [[spoiler:and develops psychic powers]].
* [[MeaningfulName Computer Jack]] from the ''Literature/{{GONE}}'' series could hack into a complex police-computer by the age of nine and was only six when he became his school's official tech support. He's so adept in computer science, that in HUNGER he [[spoiler: managed to operate and turn off the ENTIRE town's electricity permanently via the 60 year old power plant computer in less than two hours with a bullet in his leg!]]. He hasn't even hit puberty yet.
Claudia.



* [[TheHero Otto]] of the ''Literature/HIVESeries'' was tinkering with the phones at his orphanage at the ripe old age of four. He asks to be homeschooled because his teachers are too slow for him. He can program a fully functioning robot by the age of twelve.
* June Iparis frome Marie Lu's ''Literature/LegendTrilogy''. Though not a child at the time the story is told, being this is her most notable trait. It's even the title of the second book in the series.
** Eden, Days younger brother, is a straighter example. In one particular instance, Day reminices about asking him for help fixing an old radio. Eden was four at the time.
* Rosie Wilder from ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub''. Naturally the kid gets paired with Claudia.
* OlderThanTheyThink: one of the first novels to feature a Child Prodigy was ''The Hampdenshire Wonder'' in 1911. The protagonist is not only a genius, but a truly [[SuperIntelligence superintelligent]] little kid who judges the whole human culture an "elementary, inchoate, disjunctive patchwork"... at age ''four and a half''. He's right, and TVTropes proves it.
* ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'': All four members of the Mysterious Benedict Society (with the possible exception of Kate, who is less 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.]]



* Dairine from the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series. At age 3 she decided that she was going to learn '''everything''', by age 4 she taught herself to read, and by age 5 was reading from encyclopedias all by herself.
* Ollie of ''Literature/InTheKeepOfTime'' ''was'' a very precocious reader for her age; after her jaunt into the past, this has to be re-taught to her.

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* Dairine from In J.R. Lowell's 1972 thriller ''Daughter of Darkness'', Willie is this, and a sometime DeliberatelyCuteChild, allowing her to do her RitualMagic in peace.
* ''Literature/EgilsSaga'': At age three, Egil is "as big and strong as other boys of six and seven" and already "clever with words". When his father Skallagrim does not want to take him to a feast at Egil's maternal grandfather Yngvar's, Egil rides to
the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' feast all alone. At the same feast he recites his first poems.
* The ''Literature/EndersGame''
series. At age 3 she decided that she was going Half the IF is commanded by a bunch of prepubescent kids. Judging from Alai, puberty wreaks havoc with your political and military judgment.
* Literature/FlightToTheLonesomePlace: While twelve-year-old Ronnie's PhotographicMemory allows him
to learn '''everything''', by age 4 she taught herself quickly, he also is shown doing advanced physics equation to read, and by age 5 was reading from encyclopedias all by herself.
* Ollie of ''Literature/InTheKeepOfTime'' ''was'' a very precocious reader for her age; after her jaunt into
disprove the past, this has to be re-taught to her.concept of parallel univeres.



* ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Gates of Sleep]]'': a minor character is a child chess prodigy who was driven into a mental breakdown by his father (who was [[FinancialAbuse living off the fees he charged for the kid's exhibition games)]].
* In ''Literature/TheGiver'', Benjamin, a classmate of Jonas', spent so much time volunteering (between the ages of eight and eleven) at the Rehabilitation Center that he came up with machines to facilitate the rehab and knew almost as much as the directors.
* [[MeaningfulName Computer Jack]] from the ''Literature/{{GONE}}'' series could hack into a complex police-computer by the age of nine and was only six when he became his school's official tech support. He's so adept in computer science, that in HUNGER he [[spoiler: managed to operate and turn off the ENTIRE town's electricity permanently via the 60 year old power plant computer in less than two hours with a bullet in his leg!]]. He hasn't even hit puberty yet.
* OlderThanTheyThink: one of the first novels to feature a Child Prodigy was ''The Hampdenshire Wonder'' in 1911. The protagonist is not only a genius, but a truly [[SuperIntelligence superintelligent]] little kid who judges the whole human culture an "elementary, inchoate, disjunctive patchwork"... at age ''four and a half''. He's right, and TVTropes proves it.
* [[TheHero Otto]] of the ''Literature/HIVESeries'' was tinkering with the phones at his orphanage at the ripe old age of four. He asks to be homeschooled because his teachers are too slow for him. He can program a fully functioning robot by the age of twelve.
* ''Literature/{{Hours}}'': Although all the children at Bethel Woods Orphanage are above average, Seth takes the cake. By age 9 he had to purposefully dumb down his algebra schoolwork so as not to destroy the bell curve, and by age 11 he invented a machine which defied known physics (out of duct tape and spare parts, no less).
* The classic psychological science fiction novel ''In Hiding'' by Wilmer Shiras is all about this. Following a vaguely described nuclear accident, many hyper-intelligent kids are born. The narrator first encounters a TeenGenius, but then finds younger ones. Like Star Holmes in ''Star Bright'', they are InnocentProdigy types. Rightly fearing both TheyWouldCutYouUp and TorchesAndPitchforks, they employ pseudonyms, misdirection and mail drops to publish their authoritative works in a variety of fields.
* Ollie of ''Literature/InTheKeepOfTime'' ''was'' a very precocious reader for her age; after her jaunt into the past, this has to be re-taught to her.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Zettai has an affinity for magecraft. In the course of a day-long walk she learned everything Eric knew on the subject and he had been studying for months. Her age is vague but Eric guesses that she couldn't possibly be older than ten.
* ''Literature/LegendTrilogy'':
** June Iparis. Though not a child at the time the story is told, being this is her most notable trait. It's even the title of the second book in the series.
** Eden, Days younger brother, is a straighter example. In one particular instance, Day reminices about asking him for help fixing an old radio. Eden was four at the time.
* In the final book of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', Tavore Paran, whose motives are anything but clear for most of the series, is said to have been a prodigy in military strategy. By the age of five, she was able to recreate historic battles with toys based on books. By the age of seven, she was able to defeat current military commanders in mock battles, and shortly thereafter went on to be able to take the losing side in her recreation of historic battles and ''win''.



* The titular character in ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' is so smart, she can multiply large numbers in her head [[spoiler:and develops psychic powers]].
* ''Millicent Min: Girl Genius'' by Lisa Yee is about an 11-year-old high school senior who is forced to tutor her archenemy who flunked the 6th grade and play volleyball over the summer in order to socialize with normal people her age.



* The Literature/ThursdayNext books have Tuesday.

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* The Literature/ThursdayNext books have Tuesday.''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'': All four members of the Mysterious Benedict Society (with the possible exception of Kate, who is less 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.]]



* In J.R. Lowell's 1972 thriller ''Daughter of Darkness'', Willie is this, and a sometime DeliberatelyCuteChild, allowing her to do her RitualMagic in peace.
* Charles Wallace Murray in the Madeline L'Engle book ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' is this, though only his family knows it. Since he refused to talk until age four, and refuses to talk to those who aren't family, he is labeled as "dumb" by the townsfolk. In reality, he's incredibly bright. His mother reads him medical journals as bedtime reading, and he is also able to decipher people's emotions. As a result, he has a hard time relating to his peers. When he does display his intelligence, he is told he is a liar or to stop showing off. He also has a problem with being bullied. However, he still shows signs of being a child; he is incredibly proud of his intelligence and thinks himself, at times, infallible. He is warned against it by the Ladies, though it eventually leads to his posession by IT.



* Bertie Pollock, five-year-old, Italian-speaking saxophonist in the ''44 Scotland Street'' series by Alexander [=McCall=] Smith. He [[IJustWantToBeNormal Just Wants To Be Normal]], but has a [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]] who, despite being an amateur child psychologist, cannot understand this (and also sees an ''actual'' [[TheShrink child psychologist]] who's even worse).
* ''Millicent Min: Girl Genius'' by Lisa Yee is about an 11-year-old high school senior who is forced to tutor her archenemy who flunked the 6th grade and play volleyball over the summer in order to socialize with normal people her age.
* ''Literature/{{Hours}}'': Although all the children at Bethel Woods Orphanage are above average, Seth takes the cake. By age 9 he had to purposefully dumb down his algebra schoolwork so as not to destroy the bell curve, and by age 11 he invented a machine which defied known physics (out of duct tape and spare parts, no less).
* Literature/FlightToTheLonesomePlace: While twelve-year-old Ronnie's PhotographicMemory allows him to learn quickly, he also is shown doing advanced physics equation to disprove the concept of parallel univeres.
* ''Literature/ThoseThatWake'''s sequel has Aaron, son of the CEO of Intellitech,



* In ''Literature/TheGiver'', Benjamin, a classmate of Jonas', spent so much time volunteering (between the ages of eight and eleven) at the Rehabilitation Center that he came up with machines to facilitate the rehab and knew almost as much as the directors.
* ''Literature/EgilsSaga'': At age three, Egil is "as big and strong as other boys of six and seven" and already "clever with words". When his father Skallagrim does not want to take him to a feast at Egil's maternal grandfather Yngvar's, Egil rides to the feast all alone. At the same feast he recites his first poems.
* In the final book of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', Tavore Paran, whose motives are anything but clear for most of the series, is said to have been a prodigy in military strategy. By the age of five, she was able to recreate historic battles with toys based on books. By the age of seven, she was able to defeat current military commanders in mock battles, and shortly thereafter went on to be able to take the losing side in her recreation of historic battles and ''win''.
* The classic psychological science fiction novel ''In Hiding'' by Wilmer Shiras is all about this. Following a vaguely described nuclear accident, many hyper-intelligent kids are born. The narrator first encounters a TeenGenius, but then finds younger ones. Like Star Holmes in ''Star Bright'', they are InnocentProdigy types. Rightly fearing both TheyWouldCutYouUp and TorchesAndPitchforks, they employ pseudonyms, misdirection and mail drops to publish their authoritative works in a variety of fields.
* ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Gates of Sleep]]'': a minor character is a child chess prodigy who was driven into a mental breakdown by his father (who was [[FinancialAbuse living off the fees he charged for the kid's exhibition games)]].



* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Zettai has an affinity for magecraft. In the course of a day-long walk she learned everything Eric knew on the subject and he had been studying for months. Her age is vague but Eric guesses that she couldn't possibly be older than ten.

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Zettai ''Literature/ThoseThatWake'''s sequel has an affinity for magecraft. In Aaron, son of the course CEO of a day-long walk she learned everything Eric knew on Intellitech,
* The Literature/ThursdayNext books have Tuesday.
* Charles Wallace Murray in
the subject Madeline L'Engle book ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' is this, though only his family knows it. Since he refused to talk until age four, and refuses to talk to those who aren't family, he is labeled as "dumb" by the townsfolk. In reality, he's incredibly bright. His mother reads him medical journals as bedtime reading, and he had been studying for months. Her is also able to decipher people's emotions. As a result, he has a hard time relating to his peers. When he does display his intelligence, he is told he is a liar or to stop showing off. He also has a problem with being bullied. However, he still shows signs of being a child; he is incredibly proud of his intelligence and thinks himself, at times, infallible. He is warned against it by the Ladies, though it eventually leads to his posession by IT.
* Dairine from the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series. At
age is vague but Eric guesses 3 she decided that she couldn't possibly be older than ten.was going to learn '''everything''', by age 4 she taught herself to read, and by age 5 was reading from encyclopedias all by herself.
* Bertie Pollock, five-year-old, Italian-speaking saxophonist in the ''44 Scotland Street'' series by Alexander [=McCall=] Smith. He [[IJustWantToBeNormal Just Wants To Be Normal]], but has a [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]] who, despite being an amateur child psychologist, cannot understand this (and also sees an ''actual'' [[TheShrink child psychologist]] who's even worse).



* ''Series/HannahMontana'': Rico was a side character, till he joined high school at the same time as the core cast.
* ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'': Doogie Howser, M.D, in his backstory. In the present he's a TeenGenius instead.
* River Tam from ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. In the show's present and the R. Tam Sessions, she's a TeenGenius. She was definitely a Child Prodigy when she was younger, but the only time this shows up ''on-screen'' is the flashback at the beginning of "Safe".
* Micah Sanders from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' shows incredible political prowess and was able to [[spoiler:lead the resistance against a GovernmentConspiracy]] at the age of eleven. Oddly enough, his actor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Gray-Cabey Noah Gray-Cabey]] is somewhat of a prodigy in real life too. By the time he was 4 he was on Ripley's Believe It Or Not for his amazing piano skills - notably being the youngest soloist to perform with an orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. By the time he was 9 years old, he was in a 9th grade math class.

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* ''Series/HannahMontana'': Rico ''Series/{{Alphas}}'': Zoe, the daughter of GadgeteerGenius Skylar, is the only second-generation Alpha seen, and she manifested a distinct ability when she was a side character, till he joined high school at the same time as the core cast.
* ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'': Doogie Howser, M.D, in his backstory. In the present he's a TeenGenius instead.
* River Tam from ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. In the show's present and the R. Tam Sessions,
toddler without any obvious downsides. Specifically, she's a TeenGenius. She was definitely a Child Prodigy mathematical savant capable of writing an encryption code that the greatest espionage agencies in the world can't crack. Her room is covered in childhood doodles of mathematical fractals drawn perfectly by hand in crayon, and her mother complains that she seems to wake her up every night with stories about discovering new prime numbers or solving differential equations.
* The Creator/DisneyChannel show ''Series/ANTFarm'' is all about 11-year-old child prodigies who are allowed to skip to high school. ANT stands for "Advanced Natural Talents".
* The backstory for Sheldon Cooper in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as he went off to college at 11. Another TeenGenius turned OmnidisciplinaryScientist,
when she was younger, but the only time this shows up ''on-screen'' is the flashback he went to Germany at the beginning of "Safe".
* Micah Sanders from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' shows incredible political prowess and was able to [[spoiler:lead the resistance against a GovernmentConspiracy]] at the
age of eleven. Oddly enough, his actor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Gray-Cabey Noah Gray-Cabey]] is somewhat of a prodigy in real life too. By the time 15, he was 4 a visiting professor, not a student, and he was on Ripley's Believe It Or Not for got his amazing piano skills - notably being first [=PhD=] (he has two at present) at age 16. May possibly be seen as a Deconstructed adult version of this trope. His early successes have fueled his large ego, making him quite insufferable to those around him. He's around 30, but still has the youngest soloist to perform with an orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. By the time emotional capacity of a kid since he was 9 years old, he was in didn't have a 9th grade math class.normal childhood. And his vast intelligence alienated him from his own family.



* ''GoodnessGraciousMe'' has an utterly hilarious take on a child prodigy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cpp71tpehg in this video]].
* Major Nelson had to babysit a kid with a 153 IQ once on ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''.
* Janice in ''Series/HeadOfTheClass''.
* Gary Coleman's character in the TV movie, ''The Kid With The 200 IQ''.



* The backstory of Walter O'Brien on ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' has him as one of these. The opening scene of the first episode (and used in the opening monologue of each episode since) had him being arrested at the age of 11 for hacking into NASA's computers to get their blueprints for the space shuttle (he wanted a copy for his bedroom wall). In the present, Paige's 10-year-old son, Ralph, is shown to be one as well.
* The backstory for Sheldon Cooper in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as he went off to college at 11. Another TeenGenius turned OmnidisciplinaryScientist, when he went to Germany at age 15, he was a visiting professor, not a student, and he got his first [=PhD=] (he has two at present) at age 16. May possibly be seen as a Deconstructed adult version of this trope. His early successes have fueled his large ego, making him quite insufferable to those around him. He's around 30, but still has the emotional capacity of a kid since he didn't have a normal childhood. And his vast intelligence alienated him from his own family.
* Will Robinson of ''Series/LostInSpace'' was an electronics prodigy.
* Malcolm in the earlier episodes of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', also his younger brother Dewey (though he [[ObfuscatingStupidity plays dumb]] so he doesn't get the same harsh treatment as Malcolm). Stevie, Lloyd, Dabney, and Cynthia also fit.
** In one episode, Malcolm has to work with another child genius who's [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter so smart, he makes Malcolm feel inadequate.]]
-->"The way my brain works is like a beehive. And every one of the bees is like your brain."
* The backstory of Charlie of ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'' is that he is a math child prodigy. When he was three or four, he was able to multiply four digit numbers in his head.
* Dr. K from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' starts out as this. In fact, her drawing scientific equations on the sidewalk was what attracted Alphabet Soup agents to kidnap her and raise her in their think tank to develop weapons--''at age five''. It gets worse, a lot worse, from there.
** Two words: [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Justin Stewart]].
* The Creator/DisneyChannel show ''Series/ANTFarm'' is all about 11-year-old child prodigies who are allowed to skip to high school. ANT stands for "Advanced Natural Talents".
* In the episode of TheFifties ScienceFiction series ''TalesOfTomorrow'' "A Child Is Crying", Lily is a nine year old genius who is also an EmotionlessGirl. She is so smart she can make predictions with stunning accuracy based on calculations and the US government takes her from her parents to devise defense strategies against a nuclear attack by the Russian. Unfortunately [[spoiler: she predicts the world will be destroyed by a nuclear war and that it is unavoidable.]]

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* The backstory of Walter O'Brien on ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' has him as one of these. The opening scene of the first episode (and used in the opening monologue of each episode since) had him being arrested at the age of 11 for hacking into NASA's computers to get their blueprints for the space shuttle (he wanted ''Series/{{CSI}}'' featured a copy for his bedroom wall). In the present, Paige's 10-year-old son, Ralph, is shown to be one as well.
* The backstory for Sheldon Cooper in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as he went off to college at 11. Another TeenGenius turned OmnidisciplinaryScientist,
rather twisted example: when he went to Germany at age 15, he was a visiting professor, not a student, and he got teenage boy is on trial for killing the AlphaBitch of his first [=PhD=] (he has two at present) at age 16. May possibly be seen as a Deconstructed adult version of this trope. His early successes have fueled school, his large ego, making him quite insufferable to those around him. He's around 30, but still has the emotional capacity of sister Hannah, a kid since he didn't have a normal childhood. And his vast intelligence alienated him from his own family.
* Will Robinson of ''Series/LostInSpace'' was an electronics prodigy.
* Malcolm in the earlier episodes of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', also his younger brother Dewey (though he [[ObfuscatingStupidity plays dumb]] so he doesn't get the same harsh treatment as Malcolm). Stevie, Lloyd, Dabney, and Cynthia also fit.
** In one episode, Malcolm has to work with another child genius
twelve-year-old who's [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter so smart, he makes Malcolm feel inadequate.]]
-->"The way my brain works is like a beehive. And every one of
skipped grades and attends the bees is like your brain."
* The backstory of Charlie of ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'' is
same high school with him, confesses that he is a math child prodigy. When he was three or four, he was able to multiply four digit numbers in his head.
* Dr. K from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' starts out as this. In fact, her drawing scientific equations on the sidewalk was what attracted Alphabet Soup agents to kidnap her and raise her in their think tank to develop weapons--''at age five''. It gets worse, a lot worse, from there.
** Two words: [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Justin Stewart]].
* The Creator/DisneyChannel show ''Series/ANTFarm'' is all about 11-year-old child prodigies who are allowed to skip to high school. ANT stands for "Advanced Natural Talents".
* In the episode of TheFifties ScienceFiction series ''TalesOfTomorrow'' "A Child Is Crying", Lily is a nine year old genius who is also an EmotionlessGirl. She is so smart
she can make predictions with stunning accuracy based on calculations and the US government takes her from her parents to devise defense strategies against a nuclear attack by the Russian. really did it. Unfortunately for CSI, she's not just book-smart; she's also TheChessmaster and manages to manipulate all the facts and people involved in the case. She finally tells Sara [[spoiler: she predicts the world will be destroyed by a nuclear war and that her brother did do it is unavoidable.]]all along, after her brother's been acquitted]].



* The show ''Series/SmartGuy'' was centered around this type of character, a ten-year-old in high school.

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* The show ''Series/SmartGuy'' ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'': Doogie Howser, M.D, in his backstory. In the present he's a TeenGenius instead.
* River Tam from ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. In the show's present and the R. Tam Sessions, she's a TeenGenius. She
was centered around definitely a Child Prodigy when she was younger, but the only time this type shows up ''on-screen'' is the flashback at the beginning of "Safe".
* ''GoodnessGraciousMe'' has an utterly hilarious take on a child prodigy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cpp71tpehg in this video]].
* ''Series/HannahMontana'': Rico was a side
character, a ten-year-old in till he joined high school.school at the same time as the core cast.
* Janice in ''Series/HeadOfTheClass''.
* Micah Sanders from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' shows incredible political prowess and was able to [[spoiler:lead the resistance against a GovernmentConspiracy]] at the age of eleven. Oddly enough, his actor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Gray-Cabey Noah Gray-Cabey]] is somewhat of a prodigy in real life too. By the time he was 4 he was on Ripley's Believe It Or Not for his amazing piano skills - notably being the youngest soloist to perform with an orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. By the time he was 9 years old, he was in a 9th grade math class.
* Major Nelson had to babysit a kid with a 153 IQ once on ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''.
* Gary Coleman's character in the TV movie, ''The Kid With The 200 IQ''.
* Will Robinson of ''Series/LostInSpace'' was an electronics prodigy.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'':
** Malcolm in the earlier episodes, also his younger brother Dewey (though he [[ObfuscatingStupidity plays dumb]] so he doesn't get the same harsh treatment as Malcolm). Stevie, Lloyd, Dabney, and Cynthia also fit.
** In one episode, Malcolm has to work with another child genius who's [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter so smart, he makes Malcolm feel inadequate.]]
-->"The way my brain works is like a beehive. And every one of the bees is like your brain."



* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' featured a rather twisted example: when a teenage boy is on trial for killing the AlphaBitch of his school, his sister Hannah, a twelve-year-old who's skipped grades and attends the same high school with him, confesses that she really did it. Unfortunately for CSI, she's not just book-smart; she's also TheChessmaster and manages to manipulate all the facts and people involved in the case. She finally tells Sara [[spoiler: her brother did do it all along, after her brother's been acquitted]].
* ''Series/{{Alphas}}'': Zoe, the daughter of GadgeteerGenius Skylar, is the only second-generation Alpha seen, and she manifested a distinct ability when she was a toddler without any obvious downsides. Specifically, she's a mathematical savant capable of writing an encryption code that the greatest espionage agencies in the world can't crack. Her room is covered in childhood doodles of mathematical fractals drawn perfectly by hand in crayon, and her mother complains that she seems to wake her up every night with stories about discovering new prime numbers or solving differential equations.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' featured a rather twisted example: when a teenage boy The backstory of Charlie of ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'' is that he is a math child prodigy. When he was three or four, he was able to multiply four digit numbers in his head.
* ''Series/PowerRangers'':
** Justin Stewart from ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''.
** Dr. K from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' starts out as this. In fact, her drawing scientific equations
on trial the sidewalk was what attracted Alphabet Soup agents to kidnap her and raise her in their think tank to develop weapons--''at age five''. It gets worse, a lot worse, from there.
* The backstory of Walter O'Brien on ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' has him as one of these. The opening scene of the first episode (and used in the opening monologue of each episode since) had him being arrested at the age of 11
for killing hacking into NASA's computers to get their blueprints for the AlphaBitch of space shuttle (he wanted a copy for his school, his sister Hannah, a twelve-year-old who's skipped grades and attends bedroom wall). In the same present, Paige's 10-year-old son, Ralph, is shown to be one as well.
* The show ''Series/SmartGuy'' was centered around this type of character, a ten-year-old in
high school school.
* In the episode of TheFifties ScienceFiction series ''TalesOfTomorrow'' "A Child Is Crying", Lily is a nine year old genius who is also an EmotionlessGirl. She is so smart she can make predictions
with him, confesses that she really did it. stunning accuracy based on calculations and the US government takes her from her parents to devise defense strategies against a nuclear attack by the Russian. Unfortunately for CSI, she's not just book-smart; she's also TheChessmaster and manages to manipulate all the facts and people involved in the case. She finally tells Sara [[spoiler: her brother did do it all along, after her brother's been acquitted]].
* ''Series/{{Alphas}}'': Zoe, the daughter of GadgeteerGenius Skylar, is the only second-generation Alpha seen, and
she manifested a distinct ability when she was a toddler without any obvious downsides. Specifically, she's a mathematical savant capable of writing an encryption code that the greatest espionage agencies in predicts the world can't crack. Her room is covered in childhood doodles of mathematical fractals drawn perfectly will be destroyed by hand in crayon, a nuclear war and her mother complains that she seems to wake her up every night with stories about discovering new prime numbers or solving differential equations.it is unavoidable.]]



* Gabriel Garcia, vocalist and lead guitarist of Music/BlackTide was just 11 years old when he and his band (then called Radio) recorded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHEr0qFlf0 these demos]].
* [[TheHeart Noodle]] of the Music/{{Gorillaz}} arrived in the UK in a Fed-Ex crate at age ten, with nothing but the clothes on her back and speaking no English. She promptly stepped out and began playing guitar like a virtuoso, and instantly won her position in the soon to be famous band. [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist Despite technically being an underage illegal immigrant living with a bunch of dysfunctional rockers]].
* Music/JethroTull's ''Thick As A Brick'' revolves around a fictional child prodigy named Gerald "Little Milton" Bostock, an eight year-old boy who, according to the album cover, wrote the lyrics for a poetry contest.



* [[TheHeart Noodle]] of the Music/{{Gorillaz}} arrived in the UK in a Fed-Ex crate at age ten, with nothing but the clothes on her back and speaking no English. She promptly stepped out and began playing guitar like a virtuoso, and instantly won her position in the soon to be famous band. [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist Despite technically being an underage illegal immigrant living with a bunch of dysfunctional rockers]].
* Music/JethroTull's ''Thick As A Brick'' revolves around a fictional child prodigy named Gerald "Little Milton" Bostock, an eight year-old boy who, according to the album cover, wrote the lyrics for a poetry contest.
* Music/YoshikiHayashi of Music/XJapan began writing for piano while still in his single digits, and composed the song "Tears" upon his father's death at age ten. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTNybXzqb-g Listen to this song. A ten-year-old wrote that.]]



* Gabriel Garcia, vocalist and lead guitarist of Music/BlackTide was just 11 years old when he and his band (then called Radio) recorded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHEr0qFlf0 these demos]].

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* Gabriel Garcia, vocalist Music/YoshikiHayashi of Music/XJapan began writing for piano while still in his single digits, and lead guitarist of Music/BlackTide was just 11 years old when he and composed the song "Tears" upon his band (then called Radio) recorded [[https://www.father's death at age ten. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHEr0qFlf0 these demos]].com/watch?v=tTNybXzqb-g Listen to this song. A ten-year-old wrote that.]]
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* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Jason Fox builds model rockets that provoke diplomatic incidents with China, can write viruses that crash the Internet, does math equations (involving ''integrations''), ''for fun'', apparently built a "miniature warp engine" during science camp, and is ten years old.



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* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Jason Fox builds model rockets that provoke diplomatic incidents with China, can write viruses that crash the Internet, does math equations (involving ''integrations''), ''for fun'', apparently built a "miniature warp engine" during science camp, and is ten years old.
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* Pearl "Pearly" Fey from ''Franchise/AceAttorney''. Her cousin Maya has said that she's the most powerful medium '''ever''' in the Fey clan, and she's ''9''. [[spoiler: Too bad her mother Morgan is a total EvilMatriarch[=/=]StageMom who tries to use Pearl as her ticket to take leadership of the clan...]]
* [[EnfanteTerrible Evil loli]] Kira Daidouji from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' is only 11 years old, but already has a [=PhD=]. In elemental science, and has since constructed her own [[BlobMonster sentient ball of slime]] that can do anything she wants it to. [[BellisariosMaxim Don't ask.]]



* 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 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'').



** Lloyd in ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings''.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims'':
** In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', the highest aspiration ranking[[note]]A sort of mood-meter that measures how many of their wants and/or fears have come true lately[[/note]] for child Sims is "Child Prodigy". However, the game's not programmed to let children do things like go to college or write novels, so it's not really possible to make a legitimate Child Prodigy without using mods.
** Sim children in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' can write novels, become a chess master and build time machines.
* Genis from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is right on the border between this and TeenGenius. Somehow he is the best friend of BookDumb Lloyd Irving and is 12 years old. In the Japanese version his name was [[MeaningfulName very obvious]] ("Genius"). Rita from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' ''is'' a TeenGenius, but she started researching blastia technology and magic when she was ''ten''.
* Tails from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''.
* Sunny from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is a computer prodigy. She was raised by a computer for most of her developmental years. In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', she's an engineer who has designed and overseen the construction of an aircraft capable of travel at Mach 23. Revengeance takes place in 2018. She is ''ten''.

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** * Lloyd in ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings''.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims'':
** In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', the highest aspiration ranking[[note]]A sort of mood-meter that measures how many of their wants and/or fears have come true lately[[/note]] for child Sims is "Child Prodigy". However, the game's not programmed to let children do things like go to college or write novels, so it's not really possible to make a legitimate Child Prodigy without using mods.
** Sim children in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' can write novels, become a chess master and build time machines.
* Genis
Ryoko Kano from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' ''VideoGame/FightersHistory'' is right on the border between this and TeenGenius. Somehow he is the best friend of BookDumb Lloyd Irving and is 12 years old. In the Japanese version his name was [[MeaningfulName very obvious]] ("Genius"). Rita from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' ''is'' a TeenGenius, but she judo user who started researching blastia technology and magic doing it when she was ''ten''.
* Tails from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''.
* Sunny from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is a computer prodigy. She was raised by a computer for most of her developmental years. In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', she's an engineer who has designed and overseen the construction of an aircraft capable of travel at Mach 23. Revengeance takes place in 2018. She is ''ten''.
3 years old.



* Mechanic Puck from ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits''. He works faster than the best engineers in a nation and is small enough to fit under the seat of one the [[AMechByAnyOtherName ATACs]] he works on.

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* Mechanic Puck ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', we meet Prince Innes as an adult in his early-to-mid 20's, but Moulder's supports with Vanessa explain that he was one of these. At age 10-12 he was already defeating famous adult archers with ease ''and'' doing so via his own efforts. (i.e., he refused help or advantages when he was offered., etc.)
** Nino
from ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits''. He works faster ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' is a 13-year-old DarkMagicalGirl who, by the time we meet her, has a foot here and another on TeenGenius. This is because, despite being ''illiterate'', she taught herself magic almost completely on her own through the prior years, via watching and memorising her LadyOfBlackMagic [[AbusiveParents abusive mother]]'s spells.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Though it doesn't come up much, the children who were kidnapped to become Spartan-[=II=] supersoldiers were selected not just because of their physical capabilities, but because they were already among humanity's brightest. The [=IIs=]' creator, Dr. Catherine Halsey, was herself a child prodigy.
* Ezreal in ''Videogame/LeagueOfLegends'' was named Grandmaster Explorer of Piltover at the age of eight, after mapping out his hometown's supposedly unmappable AbsurdlySpaciousSewer. His title in game is "The Prodigal Explorer."
* Dr. Liara T'Soni in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' was one of these, having gotten her doctorate in archaeology and spent over fifty years uncovering Prothean ruins, becoming one of the foremost experts in the galaxy when it comes to all things [[{{Precursors}} Prothean]]. Unfortunately, her theories and research is often dismissed by her peers, since as the asari can live for over a thousand years, being only ''106'' makes her "[[TeenGenius little more
than a child]]" in their eyes.
* Sunny from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is a computer prodigy. She was raised by a computer for most of her developmental years. In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', she's an engineer who has designed and overseen
the best engineers construction of an aircraft capable of travel at Mach 23. Revengeance takes place in 2018. She is ''ten''.
* 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 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'').
* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'':
** Luke Triton is a bit of a puzzle master for his age.
** It is assumed that [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture Clive]]]] was a Child Prodigy, as well, as after his adoptive mother died, he went straight into business with a newspaper and then used the woman's money [[spoiler:to create an underground London.]]
** Also in ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheAzranLegacy AzranLegacy]]'' Hershel [[spoiler: i.e. Descole]] was mentioned to be one.
* Raz from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is often considered one, what with all of that [[MillionToOneChance "one
in a nation million"]] talk from Oleander, and Sasha's willingness to work with him. He is small enough to fit under the seat of one the [[AMechByAnyOtherName ATACs]] only ten when he works on.[[spoiler:becomes a Psychonaut]]. To make it even more obvious, he only snuck into camp a few days prior while other kids have been going for years and aren't half as good with handling their psychic abilities as Raz is.



* Raz from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is often considered one, what with all of that [[MillionToOneChance "one in a million"]] talk from Oleander, and Sasha's willingness to work with him. He is only ten when he [[spoiler:becomes a Psychonaut]]. To make it even more obvious, he only snuck into camp a few days prior while other kids have been going for years and aren't half as good with handling their psychic abilities as Raz is.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', we meet Prince Innes as an adult in his early-to-mid 20's, but Moulder's supports with Vanessa explain that he was one of these. At age 10-12 he was already defeating famous adult archers with ease ''and'' doing so via his own efforts. (i.e., he refused help or advantages when he was offered., etc.)
* Nino from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' is a 13-year-old DarkMagicalGirl who, by the time we meet her, has a foot here and another on TeenGenius. This is because, despite being ''illiterate'', she taught herself magic almost completely on her own through the prior years, via watching and memorising her LadyOfBlackMagic [[AbusiveParents abusive mother]]'s spells.

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* Raz Tails from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is often considered one, what with all ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims'':
** In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', the highest aspiration ranking[[note]]A sort
of mood-meter that [[MillionToOneChance "one in a million"]] talk from Oleander, and Sasha's willingness to work with him. He is only ten when he [[spoiler:becomes a Psychonaut]]. To make it even more obvious, he only snuck into camp a few days prior while other kids have been going for years and aren't half as good with handling measures how many of their psychic abilities as Raz is.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', we meet Prince Innes as an adult in his early-to-mid 20's, but Moulder's supports with Vanessa explain that he was one of these. At age 10-12 he was already defeating famous adult archers with ease ''and'' doing so via his own efforts. (i.e., he refused help or advantages when he was offered., etc.)
* Nino from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe''
wants and/or fears have come true lately[[/note]] for child Sims is a 13-year-old DarkMagicalGirl who, by "Child Prodigy". However, the game's not programmed to let children do things like go to college or write novels, so it's not really possible to make a legitimate Child Prodigy without using mods.
** Sim children in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' can write novels, become a chess master and build
time we meet her, has a foot here and another on TeenGenius. This is because, despite being ''illiterate'', she taught herself magic almost completely on her own through the prior years, via watching and memorising her LadyOfBlackMagic [[AbusiveParents abusive mother]]'s spells.machines.



* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'':
** Luke Triton is a bit of a puzzle master for his age.
** It is assumed that [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture Clive]]]] was a Child Prodigy, as well, as after his adoptive mother died, he went straight into business with a newspaper and then used the woman's money [[spoiler:to create an underground London.]]
** Also in ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheAzranLegacy AzranLegacy]]'' Hershel [[spoiler: i.e. Descole]] was mentioned to be one.
* Pearl "Pearly" Fey from ''Franchise/AceAttorney''. Her cousin Maya has said that she's the most powerful medium '''ever''' in the Fey clan, and she's ''9''. [[spoiler: Too bad her mother Morgan is a total EvilMatriarch[=/=]StageMom who tries to use Pearl as her ticket to take leadership of the clan...]]
* Ryoko Kano from ''VideoGame/FightersHistory'' is a judo user who started doing it when she was 3 years old.



* Dr. Liara T'Soni in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' was one of these, having gotten her doctorate in archaeology and spent over fifty years uncovering Prothean ruins, becoming one of the foremost experts in the galaxy when it comes to all things [[{{Precursors}} Prothean]]. Unfortunately, her theories and research is often dismissed by her peers, since as the asari can live for over a thousand years, being only ''106'' makes her "[[TeenGenius little more than a child]]" in their eyes.
* [[EnfanteTerrible Evil loli]] Kira Daidouji from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' is only 11 years old, but already has a [=PhD=]. In elemental science, and has since constructed her own [[BlobMonster sentient ball of slime]] that can do anything she wants it to. [[BellisariosMaxim Don't ask.]]
* Ezreal in ''Videogame/LeagueOfLegends'' was named Grandmaster Explorer of Piltover at the age of eight, after mapping out his hometown's supposedly unmappable AbsurdlySpaciousSewer. His title in game is "The Prodigal Explorer."
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Though it doesn't come up much, the children who were kidnapped to become Spartan-[=II=] supersoldiers were selected not just because of their physical capabilities, but because they were already among humanity's brightest. The [=IIs=]' creator, Dr. Catherine Halsey, was herself a child prodigy.

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* Dr. Liara T'Soni in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' was one of these, having gotten her doctorate in archaeology Genis from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is right on the border between this and spent over fifty TeenGenius. Somehow he is the best friend of BookDumb Lloyd Irving and is 12 years uncovering Prothean ruins, becoming one of old. In the foremost experts in the galaxy Japanese version his name was [[MeaningfulName very obvious]] ("Genius"). Rita from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' ''is'' a TeenGenius, but she started researching blastia technology and magic when it comes to all things [[{{Precursors}} Prothean]]. Unfortunately, her theories and research is often dismissed by her peers, since as the asari can live for over a thousand years, being only ''106'' makes her "[[TeenGenius little more she was ''ten''.
* Mechanic Puck from ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits''. He works faster
than a child]]" the best engineers in their eyes.
* [[EnfanteTerrible Evil loli]] Kira Daidouji from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' is only 11 years old, but already has
a [=PhD=]. In elemental science, nation and has since constructed her own [[BlobMonster sentient ball of slime]] that can do anything she wants it to. [[BellisariosMaxim Don't ask.]]
* Ezreal in ''Videogame/LeagueOfLegends'' was named Grandmaster Explorer of Piltover at
is small enough to fit under the age seat of eight, after mapping out his hometown's supposedly unmappable AbsurdlySpaciousSewer. His title in game is "The Prodigal Explorer."
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Though it doesn't come up much,
one the children who were kidnapped to become Spartan-[=II=] supersoldiers were selected not just because of their physical capabilities, but because they were already among humanity's brightest. The [=IIs=]' creator, Dr. Catherine Halsey, was herself a child prodigy.[[AMechByAnyOtherName ATACs]] he works on.



* Sudoku in ''WebAnimation/BananananaNinja'' is a GadgeteerGenius who fights with a TransformationRay.
** In later episodes he might be a TeenGenius since the voice actor sounds like he's hitting puberty.

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* Sudoku in ''WebAnimation/BananananaNinja'' is a GadgeteerGenius who fights with a TransformationRay.
**
TransformationRay. In later episodes he might be a TeenGenius since the voice actor sounds like he's hitting puberty.



* Felix from ''Webcomic/{{Cloudscratcher}}'' in regards to machines, to the point where CoolOldGuy Scotty is ''his'' apprentice.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Gil. When most Sparks (AKA {{Mad Scientist}}s) break through as teenagers, he manifested his powers as a young boy. Agatha originally started breaking through as a five year old girl, but her uncle put a PowerLimiter on her, stopping her from acting like a Spark. She lost it thirteen years later resulting in a TeenGenius instead.
* Scarlett from ''Webcomic/PlusEV'', who's following in her father's footsteps as a professional TabletopGame/{{poker}} player.



* Scarlett from ''Webcomic/PlusEV'', who's following in her father's footsteps as a professional TabletopGame/{{poker}} player.



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Gil. When most Sparks (AKA {{Mad Scientist}}s) break through as teenagers, he manifested his powers as a young boy. Agatha originally started breaking through as a five year old girl, but her uncle put a PowerLimiter on her, stopping her from acting like a Spark. She lost it thirteen years later resulting in a TeenGenius instead.
* Felix from ''Webcomic/{{Cloudscratcher}}'' in regards to machines, to the point where CoolOldGuy Scotty is ''his'' apprentice.
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Gil. When most Sparks (AKA {{Mad Scientist}}s) break through as teenagers, he manifested his powers as a young boy. Agatha originally started breaking through as a five year old girl, but her uncle put a PowerLimiter on her, stopping her from acting like a Spark. She lost it thirteen years later resulting in a TeenGenius instead.
* Felix from ''Webcomic/{{Cloudscratcher}}'' in regards to machines, to the point where CoolOldGuy Scotty is ''his'' apprentice.
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* ''ARG/ILoveBees'' (a ''VideoGame/Halo2'' ARG): Yasmine Zaman was a six-year-old prodigy who never lost at backgammon because she could gauge the way the dice came out of her hand and roll anything she wanted. [[spoiler:There's a reason why she was kidnapped by the government to become a [[SuperSoldier Spartan]], after all.]]
* In ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'', there's a rather heartwarming relationship between two Child Prodigies, the GadgeteerGenius Macian and the artistic RealityWarper Ember. They're both incredibly powerful metahumans, and together, TheyFightCrime. Less heartwarmingly, they're fighting a group of merciless psychopaths called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Savage Six]].



* ''LetsPlay/ScottManley'''s daughter Skye, who has made several ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' videos.

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* ''LetsPlay/ScottManley'''s daughter Skye, who has made several ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' videos.In ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'', there's a rather heartwarming relationship between two Child Prodigies, the GadgeteerGenius Macian and the artistic RealityWarper Ember. They're both incredibly powerful metahumans, and together, TheyFightCrime. Less heartwarmingly, they're fighting a group of merciless psychopaths called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Savage Six]].



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* ''ARG/ILoveBees'' (a ''VideoGame/Halo2'' ARG): Yasmine Zaman was a six-year-old prodigy who never lost at backgammon because she could gauge the way the dice came out of her hand and roll anything she wanted. [[spoiler:There's a reason why she was kidnapped by the government to become a [[SuperSoldier Spartan]], after all.]]
* ''LetsPlay/ScottManley'''s daughter Skye, who has made several ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' videos.
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* Anais Watterson, the younger sister of the title character to ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', is only four but attends junior high with her 12-year-old brother.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has Aang, Toph, Katara, and Azula, each of whom is shown to be extremely talented in their respective superpowered martial arts. All of them become {{Teen Genius}}es as the series progresses.
** Aang is the youngest Master Airbender in history and a PhysicalGod who mastered all three remaining bending arts within a span of twelve months, a feat that took many years for the previous Avatars.
** Toph is 12 years old and already the self-proclaimed “Best earthbender in the world”. She backs this talk up by beating the crap out of people twice her size and who have much more experience. [[BeyondTheImpossible She is also the inventor of metalbending, a skill previously thought to be impossible.]] And to top it all off, she's blind and uses Earthbending as a way for her to "see".
** The only thing that was holding Katara's waterbending skill back was lacking any sort of tutelage. Every single waterbender in the Southern Tribe was wiped out by a war of attrition, leaving only her; she wasn't surrounded by Earthbenders like Toph, she literally had no one but herself to teach her. Once she overcame endemic male chauvinism in the Northern Tribe and studied under the tutelage of [[OldMaster Master Pakku]], she went from novice to favorite student in a very short time, and was even entrusted by Master Pakku to complete Aang's waterbending training once Team Avatar departed the North Pole.
** At a very young age, Azula was shown easily pulling off firebending techniques her older and relatively skilled brother, Zuko, struggled with. She is also one of three characters in the original series who know how to use lightning and the only one known to generate hotter, blue fire. This is in addition to being [[TheChessmaster a tactical genius.]]
** The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "Welcome to Republic City" shows us Aang's successor, young Avatar Korra of the Water Tribe, who manages to out-prodigy even ''Aang'' himself. She is introduced having taught herself rudimentary [[MakingASplash Waterbending]], [[DishingOutDirt Earthbending]] and [[PlayingWithFire Firebending]] by the tender age of four, in a universe where an Avatar is traditionally not notified of their status and multiple ElementalPowers until their DangerousSixteenthBirthday.
** Aang's grandchildren, Jinora, Ikki and Meelo, are also airbending prodigies despite starting the series being respectively 10, 7 and 5 years old. Jinora in particular is a skilled airbender and very smart for her age, [[spoiler:to the point that in the Book 3 finale, she was anointed an airbending master at the age of 11, becoming the ''new'' youngest master airbender in known history, beating her grandfather by a year. It's even more impressive considering that Jinora ''isn't'' the Avatar like Aang was]].
** [[spoiler: Amon is considered to be one of the most powerful water benders ever. He mastered traditional waterbending around the age of 11. He mastered his fathers forbidden bloodbending technique by the age of 14.]]



* A.J. of the ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents''. He is in fifth grade and only ten years old and not only does he have the highest I.Q. in his school and his town of Dimmsdale, he frequently invents items which that are futuristic such as a suspended animation tube in one movie. He also can make several clones of himself and is apparently an adviser to the government concerning technology issues.

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* A.J. of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'': Inez. Case in point: this 9-year-old girl knew the ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents''. He is in fifth grade and only ten years old and not only does he have the highest I.Q. in his school and his town of Dimmsdale, he frequently invents items which scientific family that are futuristic such as a suspended animation tube in one movie. He also can make several clones of himself and is apparently an adviser to the government concerning technology issues.hawks belong to.



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
** Perhaps due to the show rule that nobody is "a jerk or an idiot", even [[FriendlyEnemy Buford]], whose theme song claims that "he's got the IQ of gum", is shown to have [[GeniusBruiser a fondness for Voltaire and existentialism]].
** Considering that gum in this universe is the thing that ''comes'' with existentialist trading cards ("I'll give you two Satres for a Nietzsche!"), [[FridgeBrilliance perhaps the comparison makes sense...]]
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Venture Bros.]]'' there is Master Billy Quizboy, who is a Quiz Boy, that being an underrated branch of Boy Genius.
** It is revealed in one episode that "Master Billy Quizboy" is actually over 30.
* Wade and the Tweebs in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron, Boy Genius.
* ''WordGirl''
** GadgeteerGenius Tobey, the self proclaimed "world's most formidable boy genius".
** Wordgirl herself counts, too. In a bookish sort of way.
** Victoria Best as well. She's insanely [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast talented]], just... [[AlphaBitch not very nice.]]
* Anais Watterson, the younger sister of the title character to ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', is only four but attends junior high with her 12-year-old brother.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
** Perhaps due
Lincoln Clark and Fenwick in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'' are both scientific geniuses.
* A.J. of the ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents''. He is in fifth grade and only ten years old and not only does he have the highest I.Q. in his school and his town of Dimmsdale, he frequently invents items which that are futuristic such as a suspended animation tube in one movie. He also can make several clones of himself and is apparently an adviser
to the show rule that nobody is "a jerk or an idiot", even [[FriendlyEnemy Buford]], whose theme song claims that "he's got the IQ of gum", is shown to have [[GeniusBruiser a fondness for Voltaire and existentialism]].
** Considering that gum in this universe is the thing that ''comes'' with existentialist trading cards ("I'll give you two Satres for a Nietzsche!"), [[FridgeBrilliance perhaps the comparison makes sense...]]
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Venture Bros.]]'' there is Master Billy Quizboy, who is a Quiz Boy, that being an underrated branch of Boy Genius.
** It is revealed in one episode that "Master Billy Quizboy" is actually over 30.
* Wade and the Tweebs in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron, Boy Genius.
* ''WordGirl''
** GadgeteerGenius Tobey, the self proclaimed "world's most formidable boy genius".
** Wordgirl herself counts, too. In a bookish sort of way.
** Victoria Best as well. She's insanely [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast talented]], just... [[AlphaBitch not very nice.]]
* Anais Watterson, the younger sister of the title character to ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', is only four but attends junior high with her 12-year-old brother.
government concerning technology issues.



* Gretchen Grundler from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "the Cutie Mark Chronicles", Twilight Sparkle was shown to be one, after [[ItMakesSenseInContext a loud explosion]] caused her to have a major case of PowerIncontinence. She was so magically powerful that Princess Celestia decided to take her on as her personal student. Presumably, the first thing Celestia taught her was how to keep her powers under control.
** The Cutie Mark Crusaders are shown to be this in "One Bad Apple". Not only do they build a motorized parade float from scratch AND rig it with a timer-activated booby trap to send it careening off of a cliff at ''exactly'' the right time, they also are able to manipulate [[TheBully Babs Seed]] into stealing it so perfectly that when she shoves them from it, ''they land on a mattress they placed earlier to cushion their fall''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'': Inez. Case in point: this 9-year-old girl knew the scientific family that hawks belong to.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeamGalaxy'' has Brett, a serious boy genius. Unlike his partners, he actually enjoys homework and mental exercises, and is often annoyed at the lack of intellect the other marshalls possess. Early on, he also detested being called a "kid", although that aspect was later dropped.

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* Gretchen Grundler Poindexter, the nephew of the [[BigBadWannabe Professor]] in the 1950's ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' TV cartoons.
* Dipper Pines
from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "the Cutie Mark Chronicles", Twilight Sparkle was shown to be one, after [[ItMakesSenseInContext a loud explosion]] caused her to have a major case of PowerIncontinence. She was so magically powerful that Princess Celestia decided to take her on as her personal student. Presumably, the first thing Celestia taught her was how to keep her powers under control.
** The Cutie Mark Crusaders are shown to be this
WesternAnimation/GravityFalls is very intelligent for his age and loves math equations and solving mysteries. This is something he has in "One Bad Apple". Not only do they build a motorized parade float from scratch AND rig it common with a timer-activated booby trap to send it careening off of a cliff at ''exactly'' the right time, they also are able to manipulate [[TheBully Babs Seed]] into stealing it so perfectly that when she shoves them from it, ''they land on a mattress they placed earlier to cushion their fall''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'': Inez. Case in point: this 9-year-old girl knew the scientific family that hawks belong to.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeamGalaxy'' has Brett, a serious boy genius. Unlike his partners, he actually enjoys homework and mental exercises, and
[[spoiler:his great uncle Ford]], who is often annoyed at the lack of intellect the other marshalls possess. Early on, he also detested being called a "kid", although that aspect was later dropped.certified genius.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has Aang, Toph, Katara, and Azula, each of whom is shown to be extremely talented in their respective superpowered martial arts. All of them become {{Teen Genius}}es as the series progresses.
** Aang is the youngest Master Airbender in history and a PhysicalGod who mastered all three remaining bending arts within a span of twelve months, a feat that took many years for the previous Avatars.
** Toph is 12 years old and already the self-proclaimed “Best earthbender in the world”. She backs this talk up by beating the crap out of people twice her size and who have much more experience. [[BeyondTheImpossible She is also the inventor of metalbending, a skill previously thought to be impossible.]] And to top it all off, she's blind and uses Earthbending as a way for her to "see".
** The only thing that was holding Katara's waterbending skill back was lacking any sort of tutelage. Every single waterbender in the Southern Tribe was wiped out by a war of attrition, leaving only her; she wasn't surrounded by Earthbenders like Toph, she literally had no one but herself to teach her. Once she overcame endemic male chauvinism in the Northern Tribe and studied under the tutelage of [[OldMaster Master Pakku]], she went from novice to favorite student in a very short time, and was even entrusted by Master Pakku to complete Aang's waterbending training once Team Avatar departed the North Pole.
** At a very young age, Azula was shown easily pulling off firebending techniques her older and relatively skilled brother, Zuko, struggled with. She is also one of three characters in the original series who know how to use lightning and the only one known to generate hotter, blue fire. This is in addition to being [[TheChessmaster a tactical genius.]]
** The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "Welcome to Republic City" shows us Aang's successor, young Avatar Korra of the Water Tribe, who manages to out-prodigy even ''Aang'' himself. She is introduced having taught herself rudimentary [[MakingASplash Waterbending]], [[DishingOutDirt Earthbending]] and [[PlayingWithFire Firebending]] by the tender age of four, in a universe where an Avatar is traditionally not notified of their status and multiple ElementalPowers until their DangerousSixteenthBirthday.
** Aang's grandchildren, Jinora, Ikki and Meelo, are also airbending prodigies despite starting the series being respectively 10, 7 and 5 years old. Jinora in particular is a skilled airbender and very smart for her age, [[spoiler:to the point that in the Book 3 finale, she was anointed an airbending master at the age of 11, becoming the ''new'' youngest master airbender in known history, beating her grandfather by a year. It's even more impressive considering that Jinora ''isn't'' the Avatar like Aang was]].
** [[spoiler: Amon is considered to be one of the most powerful water benders ever. He mastered traditional waterbending around the age of 11. He mastered his fathers forbidden bloodbending technique by the age of 14.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** The Broflovski brothers. Ike moreso and more blatant than his older brother. Ike's entered kindergarten 2 years early, watches conservative political commentary, makes a macaroni replica of The Last Supper, has been hired to help cover up a massive jewel heist and is a knight in Canada. As of seasons 15ish he's only 4.
** Kyle's also no slouch. He's regularly portrayed as the top student in his class, has the highest capabilities with the computer, including photoshopping a photo to fool the Japanese government to stop whaling and get his best friend out of trouble and single-handedly thwarting a terrorist attack with some inspired Google-fu. He's also shown more than a slight capability with philosophy and managed to remove himself from reality.
** Cartman is a Child Prodigy only, and ONLY when motivated by evil.
* Blossom is the brains of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. This becomes subverted in "Him Diddle Riddle" when the villain makes the girls take their SATs (as part of a series of real-time challenges to find the Professor), and Blossom scores a measley 10 while [[TheCutie Bubbles]] aces it with a 1075 score.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has Aang, Toph, Katara, and Azula, each of whom is shown WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron, Boy Genius.
* The titular character from ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr''. He appears
to be extremely talented in their respective superpowered martial arts. All of them become {{Teen Genius}}es as the series progresses.
** Aang is the youngest Master Airbender in history and a PhysicalGod who
have mastered all three remaining bending arts within a span space compression, cross-dimension traveling, teleportation, artificial intelligence, the laws of twelve months, a feat physics and much more. Did we mention that took many years for the previous Avatars.
** Toph is 12 years old and already the self-proclaimed “Best earthbender in the world”. She backs this talk up by beating the crap out of people twice her size and who have much more experience. [[BeyondTheImpossible She is also the inventor of metalbending, a skill previously thought to be impossible.]] And to top it all off, she's blind and uses Earthbending as a way for her to "see".
** The only thing that was holding Katara's waterbending skill back was lacking any sort of tutelage. Every single waterbender in the Southern Tribe was wiped out by a war of attrition, leaving only her; she wasn't surrounded by Earthbenders like Toph, she literally had no one but herself to teach her. Once she overcame endemic male chauvinism in the Northern Tribe and studied under the tutelage of [[OldMaster Master Pakku]], she went from novice to favorite student in a very short time, and was even entrusted by Master Pakku to complete Aang's waterbending training once Team Avatar departed the North Pole.
** At a very young age, Azula was shown easily pulling off firebending techniques her older and relatively skilled brother, Zuko, struggled with. She is also one of three characters in the original series who know how to use lightning and the only one known to generate hotter, blue fire. This is in addition to being [[TheChessmaster a tactical genius.]]
** The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "Welcome to Republic City" shows us Aang's successor, young Avatar Korra of the Water Tribe, who manages to out-prodigy even ''Aang'' himself. She is introduced having taught herself rudimentary [[MakingASplash Waterbending]], [[DishingOutDirt Earthbending]] and [[PlayingWithFire Firebending]] by the tender age of four, in a universe where an Avatar is traditionally not notified of their status and multiple ElementalPowers until their DangerousSixteenthBirthday.
** Aang's grandchildren, Jinora, Ikki and Meelo, are also airbending prodigies despite starting the series being respectively 10, 7 and 5 years old. Jinora in particular is a skilled airbender and very smart for her age, [[spoiler:to the point that in the Book 3 finale, she was anointed an airbending master at
he's the age of 11, becoming an average pre-schooler?
* Wade and
the ''new'' youngest master airbender Tweebs in known history, beating her grandfather by a year. It's even more impressive considering that Jinora ''isn't'' the Avatar like Aang was]].
** [[spoiler: Amon is considered to be one of the most powerful water benders ever. He mastered traditional waterbending around the age of 11. He mastered his fathers forbidden bloodbending technique by the age of 14.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** The Broflovski brothers. Ike moreso and more blatant than his older brother. Ike's entered kindergarten 2 years early, watches conservative political commentary, makes a macaroni replica of The Last Supper, has been hired to help cover up a massive jewel heist and is a knight in Canada. As of seasons 15ish he's only 4.
** Kyle's also no slouch. He's regularly portrayed as the top student in his class, has the highest capabilities with the computer, including photoshopping a photo to fool the Japanese government to stop whaling and get his best friend out of trouble and single-handedly thwarting a terrorist attack with some inspired Google-fu. He's also shown more than a slight capability with philosophy and managed to remove himself from reality.
** Cartman is a Child Prodigy only, and ONLY when motivated by evil.
* Blossom is the brains of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. This becomes subverted in "Him Diddle Riddle" when the villain makes the girls take their SATs (as part of a series of real-time challenges to find the Professor), and Blossom scores a measley 10 while [[TheCutie Bubbles]] aces it with a 1075 score.
''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa Simpson is extremely intelligent and a talented saxophone player. She has great interest in science and environment.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Rafael "Raf" Jorge Gonzales Esquivel is a master computer programmer and hacker. He's been able to understand code since he was three.
* Lincoln Clark and Fenwick in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'' are both scientific geniuses.
* Poindexter, the nephew of the [[BigBadWannabe Professor]] in the 1950's ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' TV cartoons.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In the episode "the Cutie Mark Chronicles", Twilight Sparkle was shown to be one, after [[ItMakesSenseInContext a loud explosion]] caused her to have a major case of PowerIncontinence. She was so magically powerful that Princess Celestia decided to take her on as her personal student. Presumably, the first thing Celestia taught her was how to keep her powers under control.
** The Cutie Mark Crusaders are shown to be this in "One Bad Apple". Not only do they build a motorized parade float from scratch AND rig it with a timer-activated booby trap to send it careening off of a cliff at ''exactly'' the right time, they also are able to manipulate [[TheBully Babs Seed]] into stealing it so perfectly that when she shoves them from it, ''they land on a mattress they placed earlier to cushion their fall''.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
** Perhaps due to the show rule that nobody is "a jerk or an idiot", even [[FriendlyEnemy Buford]], whose theme song claims that "he's got the IQ of gum", is shown to have [[GeniusBruiser a fondness for Voltaire and existentialism]].
** Considering that gum in this universe is the thing that ''comes'' with existentialist trading cards ("I'll give you two Satres for a Nietzsche!"), [[FridgeBrilliance perhaps the comparison makes sense...]]
* Blossom is the brains of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. This becomes subverted in "Him Diddle Riddle" when the villain makes the girls take their SATs (as part of a series of real-time challenges to find the Professor), and Blossom scores a measley 10 while [[TheCutie Bubbles]] aces it with a 1075 score.
* Gretchen Grundler from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa Simpson is extremely intelligent and a talented saxophone player. She has great interest in science and environment.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** The Broflovski brothers. Ike moreso and more blatant than his older brother. Ike's entered kindergarten 2 years early, watches conservative political commentary, makes a macaroni replica of The Last Supper, has been hired to help cover up a massive jewel heist and is a knight in Canada. As of seasons 15ish he's only 4.
** Kyle's also no slouch. He's regularly portrayed as the top student in his class, has the highest capabilities with the computer, including photoshopping a photo to fool the Japanese government to stop whaling and get his best friend out of trouble and single-handedly thwarting a terrorist attack with some inspired Google-fu. He's also shown more than a slight capability with philosophy and managed to remove himself from reality.
** Cartman is a Child Prodigy only, and ONLY when motivated by evil.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeamGalaxy'' has Brett, a serious boy genius. Unlike his partners, he actually enjoys homework and mental exercises, and is often annoyed at the lack of intellect the other marshalls possess. Early on, he also detested being called a "kid", although that aspect was later dropped.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Rafael "Raf" Jorge Gonzales Esquivel is a master computer programmer and hacker. He's been able to understand code since he was three.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Venture Bros.]]'' there is Master Billy Quizboy, who is a Quiz Boy, that being an underrated branch of Boy Genius. It is revealed in one episode that "Master Billy Quizboy" is actually over 30.



* Dipper Pines from WesternAnimation/GravityFalls is very intelligent for his age and loves math equations and solving mysteries. This is something he has in common with [[spoiler:his great uncle Ford]], who is a certified genius.
* The titular character from ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr''. He appears to have mastered space compression, cross-dimension traveling, teleportation, artificial intelligence, the laws of physics and much more. Did we mention that he's the age of an average pre-schooler?

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* Dipper Pines from WesternAnimation/GravityFalls is ''WordGirl''
** GadgeteerGenius Tobey, the self proclaimed "world's most formidable boy genius".
** Wordgirl herself counts, too. In a bookish sort of way.
** Victoria Best as well. She's insanely [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast talented]], just... [[AlphaBitch not
very intelligent for his age and loves math equations and solving mysteries. This is something he has in common with [[spoiler:his great uncle Ford]], who is a certified genius.
* The titular character from ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr''. He appears to have mastered space compression, cross-dimension traveling, teleportation, artificial intelligence, the laws of physics and much more. Did we mention that he's the age of an average pre-schooler?
nice.]]



* [[http://heuna.tumblr.com/post/2415073898/kim-ung-yong-%EA%B9%80%EC%9B%85%EC%9A%A9-a-child-prodigy-but-happiness Kim Ung-Yong]] of South Korea was reported with an IQ of 210 in the mid-1960s. He was a guest student in physics at Hangyang University at three (both his parents were professors there) and appeared on Japan's "World Surprise Show" at four composing poetry, speaking four languages and solving integral calculus problems. NASA paid for him to attend Colorado State University and then hired him at age 11. He worked there until he was about 17, later saying it was monumentally boring and he missed his mother. He went home and changed fields entirely. Today he is a professor of civil engineering at a college near his home town.

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* [[http://heuna.tumblr.com/post/2415073898/kim-ung-yong-%EA%B9%80%EC%9B%85%EC%9A%A9-a-child-prodigy-but-happiness Kim Ung-Yong]] [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369595/Jacob-Barnett-12-higher-IQ-Einstein-develops-theory-relativity.html This dude.]] Jacob Barnett, age 12, reportedly has a higher IQ than Einstein and has developed his own theory of South Korea was reported relativity.
* In 1955, the poet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minou_Drouet Minou Drouet]] rocked France
with an IQ her semi-surreal poems. She became [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWdbvTTFa0s a world-renowned]] [[http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/french-child-poet-and-prodigy-minou-drouet-dressed-in-a-news-photo/57199518 celebrity]]. Controversy raged around her and she was repeatedly tested to ascertain that [[http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/40/mavor.php she, not her overbearing stage mother]], had written the poems. The constant demands for proof wore her out. From "My Friend the Tree" and "White road, where do you go?" she started writing stuff like "My heart has become nothing but a stupid little mayonnaise whisk". To a friend, she confided: "Our street is vomiting journalists nonstop. It feels like the whole world is after me. I wish I were dead. They keep on and on at me with their questions. I think the only words I can utter are fear, pain, death." She was nine years old.
* Composer [[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/22/60minutes/main2205521.shtml Jay Greenberg]] (b. 1991) has been compared to [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] and other musical prodigies. He entered the Juilliard conservatory at age 11, and had written five symphonies by the time he was 13.
* Music/MarvinHamlisch had shown musical aptitude at a young age, enrolling in what is now the Julliard School Pre-College Division at age 7. One
of 210 his earliest songs written in his teens was sung by Creator/LizaMinnelli on her debut album.
* Creator/YokoHonna, who was around 10 when she started her career.
* [[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19640425&id=wbZWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HOkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1800,3502466 Somerset Hughes]] of London was cited along with Ung-Yong
in the mid-1960s. He ''Guinness World Record Book'' as having an IQ above 200.
* Seiyuu Creator/HirokoKasahara debuted in a lead role when she
was a guest student in physics at Hangyang University at three (both his parents were professors there) and appeared on Japan's "World Surprise Show" at four composing poetry, speaking four languages and solving integral calculus problems. NASA paid for him to attend Colorado State University and then hired him at age 11. He worked there until he was about 17, later saying it was monumentally boring and he missed his mother. He went home and changed fields entirely. Today he is a professor of civil engineering at a college near his home town.12 years old.



** Religious visions are also how [[https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=565&q=Sulamith+Wulfing&oq=Sulamith+Wulfing Sulamith Wulfing]] got started, except she began at four and went to art school as a teenager.
* [[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19640425&id=wbZWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HOkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1800,3502466 Somerset Hughes]] of London was cited along with Ung-Yong in the ''Guinness World Record Book'' as having an IQ above 200.

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** Religious visions are * John Stuart Mill had one of those Make Your Child A Genius dads. He was crammed from an early age and while he enjoyed a lot of his studies, his emotional health suffered and he had a nervous breakdown at twenty. It took him years to recover, but eventually he became one of the preeminent philosophers of the 19th century.
* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart. If not the outright TropeCodifier, he's certainly the most famous example. He started playing piano at age 3, was composing by age 5, and wrote his first symphony at age 8. He was
also how [[https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=565&q=Sulamith+Wulfing&oq=Sulamith+Wulfing Sulamith Wulfing]] got started, except known to have been challenged by famous musicians during his youth in improvisation contests, where the performer would compose on the spot and try to outperform his rival in this manner. He disposed of all of them. It's said that after they gave up, he would say, "any more?"
* [[http://www.farksolia.org/ Barbara]] [[http://www.teenagefilm.com/archives/dear-diary/barbara-newhall-follett-vanished-novelist/ Newhall]] [[http://www.dreamshore.net/bluejay/barbara.html Follett]] ([[http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/essays/vanishing-act.php?page=all born March 4, 1914]] to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follett%27s_Modern_American_Usage literary parents]]) who at four demanded her own typewriter and at eight had nearly completed her first novel, ''The House Without Windows'', about a little NatureHero girl who finally becomes a NatureSpirit and [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence disappears in a cloud of butterflies]]. When the manuscript was destroyed in a fire she rewrote it from memory and it was published when she was twelve.[[note]]For the record, she said at the time that the second version was better.[[/note]] Also at eight
she began at four [[WorldBuilding creating]] a ConWorld, Farksolia, with a ConLang to express feelings and went to art school as experiences in nature. She became an [[PluckyMiddie apprentice sailor]] on a teenager.
* [[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19640425&id=wbZWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HOkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1800,3502466 Somerset Hughes]]
schooner and wrote ''[[SeaStories Voyage of London was cited the Norman D]]'' at fourteen, along with Ung-Yong in a series of travelogues. When her father deserted the ''Guinness World Record Book'' family, CountryMouse Barbara moved to New York City and became a clerk-typist. She married at 18, tried to make it work and failed. Her novel ''Lost Island'' concerns an adventurous clerk who is shipwrecked with a friend on a DesertedIsland, is subsequently "rescued" and by the end is back in NYC, restless and miserable. On the evening of December 7, 1939, Barbara left her home and was never seen again. Nobody really knows what happened that night.
* Music/JacquesOffenbach started playing the violin at six and was a composer and had learned the cello by age nine. He quickly got too big for his home town and when he was 14 his father sent him to Paris to study cello. Offenbach was such a jokester and goofball he could never really focus on his studies, although he was widely recognized
as having an IQ above 200.a truly virtuoso cellist. He was booted out of the conservatory at 15 and the next year found a permanent appointment at the Opéra-Comique. This eventually led him to the career he wanted: writing the raunchy satirical comic operettas that made him famous.
* Blaise Pascal started his mathematician career when he was nine.



* Actress Alicia Roanne Witt started out this way. Her high-IQ exploits were covered in several newspaper articles starting when she was five.



* Seiyuu Creator/HirokoKasahara debuted in a lead role when she was 12 years old.
* Creator/YokoHonna, who was around 10 when she started her career.
* A few TabletopGame/{{Chess}} grandmasters, specially world champions. Small example: Jose Raul Capablanca learned to play chess at the age of 4 and had beaten the Cuban national champion by the age of 12!
* Sho Yano, who started university by age 9 and was in medical school and studying for a [=PhD=] on the side by age 12. According to [[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-boy-wonder-20120603,0,7796464.story news reports]], he was (deep breath....) reading by age 2, writing by age 3, composing music at age 5, scored 1500 on his SATs (out of 1600) at age 8, entered college at age 9, entered medical school at age 12, finished his Ph.D. in three years, and in 2012 got his M.D. from the University of Chicago at age 21. His IQ is estimated at over 200. Oh, and he's also a concert pianist who's played at the Ravinia festival. Do you have an inferiority complex yet?
* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart. If not the outright TropeCodifier, he's certainly the most famous example. He started playing piano at age 3, was composing by age 5, and wrote his first symphony at age 8. He was also known to have been challenged by famous musicians during his youth in improvisation contests, where the performer would compose on the spot and try to outperform his rival in this manner. He disposed of all of them. It's said that after they gave up, he would say, "any more?"

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* Seiyuu Creator/HirokoKasahara debuted in While undoubtedly gifted, William James Sidis had a lead role when she Make Your Child A Genius dad as well. No one knows how intelligent he really was 12 years old.
* Creator/YokoHonna, who was around 10 when she started her career.
* A few TabletopGame/{{Chess}} grandmasters, specially world champions. Small example: Jose Raul Capablanca learned to play chess at the age of 4 and had beaten the Cuban national champion by the age of 12!
* Sho Yano, who started university by age 9 and was in medical school and studying for a [=PhD=] on the side by age 12. According to [[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-boy-wonder-20120603,0,7796464.story news reports]], he was (deep breath....) reading by age 2, writing by age 3, composing music at age 5, scored 1500 on
because his SATs (out of 1600) at age 8, parents tended to exaggerate. He entered college Harvard at age 9, entered medical school 11, graduated at age 12, finished his Ph.D. in three years, 16 and in 2012 got his M.D. from the University of Chicago at age 21. later taught math there. His IQ is estimated at over 200. Oh, and he's also a concert pianist who's played at the Ravinia festival. Do you have an inferiority complex yet?
* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart. If not the outright TropeCodifier, he's certainly the most famous example. He started playing piano at age 3, was composing by age 5, and wrote his first symphony at age 8. He was also known to
much-publicized "mental breakdown" may actually have been challenged by famous musicians during his youth in improvisation contests, where parents' coverup for his Socialist activism, which had gotten him arrested on May Day 1919. Sidis' friend said "had one great cause — the performer would compose on the spot and try to outperform his rival right of an individual in this manner. He disposed country to follow his chosen way of all life".
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Tao Terence Tao]] started taking college-level math classes at 9 and received his bachelor's and master's degrees at 16. Breaking the mold
of them. It's said that after they gave up, the burnt-out prodigy, he would say, "any more?"is still an active and notable mathematician in his forties and appears to have a happy family life.



* Blaise Pascal started his mathematician career when he was nine.
* John Stuart Mill had one of those Make Your Child A Genius dads. He was crammed from an early age and while he enjoyed a lot of his studies, his emotional health suffered and he had a nervous breakdown at twenty. It took him years to recover, but eventually he became one of the preeminent philosophers of the 19th century.
* While undoubtedly gifted, William James Sidis had a Make Your Child A Genius dad as well. No one knows how intelligent he really was because his parents tended to exaggerate. He entered Harvard at age 11, graduated at age 16 and later taught math there. His much-publicized "mental breakdown" may actually have been his parents' coverup for his Socialist activism, which had gotten him arrested on May Day 1919. Sidis' friend said "had one great cause — the right of an individual in this country to follow his chosen way of life".

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* Blaise Pascal Music/GeorgPhilippTelemann: Despite being discouraged from music by his family (because music was then considered neither a really honorable trade nor a lucrative one), he taught himself to play the violin, recorder and piano as a child. Composed his first pieces of music as a ten-year-old, at which age he already started to substitute for the cantor teaching the upper classes of his mathematician career when he school. Composed his first opera, ''Sigismundus'', at age twelve, after which his mother confiscated his musical instruments and sent him to a school in another town in a vain attempt to stop him from "wasting his time" on music. "Unfortunately" young Telemann was nine.
encouraged in his musical endeavours there by the local church superintendent.
* John Stuart Mill had one [[http://heuna.tumblr.com/post/2415073898/kim-ung-yong-%EA%B9%80%EC%9B%85%EC%9A%A9-a-child-prodigy-but-happiness Kim Ung-Yong]] of those Make Your Child A Genius dads. South Korea was reported with an IQ of 210 in the mid-1960s. He was crammed from an early age and while he enjoyed a lot of his studies, his emotional health suffered and he had a nervous breakdown guest student in physics at twenty. It took him years to recover, but eventually he became one of the preeminent philosophers of the 19th century.
* While undoubtedly gifted, William James Sidis had a Make Your Child A Genius dad as well. No one knows how intelligent he really was because
Hangyang University at three (both his parents tended were professors there) and appeared on Japan's "World Surprise Show" at four composing poetry, speaking four languages and solving integral calculus problems. NASA paid for him to exaggerate. attend Colorado State University and then hired him at age 11. He worked there until he was about 17, later saying it was monumentally boring and he missed his mother. He went home and changed fields entirely. Today he is a professor of civil engineering at a college near his home town.
* Religious visions are also how [[https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=565&q=Sulamith+Wulfing&oq=Sulamith+Wulfing Sulamith Wulfing]] got started, except she began at four and went to art school as a teenager.
* Sho Yano, who started university by age 9 and was in medical school and studying for a [=PhD=] on the side by age 12. According to [[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-boy-wonder-20120603,0,7796464.story news reports]], he was (deep breath....) reading by age 2, writing by age 3, composing music at age 5, scored 1500 on his SATs (out of 1600) at age 8,
entered Harvard college at age 11, graduated 9, entered medical school at age 16 12, finished his Ph.D. in three years, and later taught math there. in 2012 got his M.D. from the University of Chicago at age 21. His much-publicized "mental breakdown" may IQ is estimated at over 200. Oh, and he's also a concert pianist who's played at the Ravinia festival. Do you have an inferiority complex yet?
* Austrian pediatrician [[UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome Hans Asperger]] referred to the autistic children in his practice as "Little Professors".
* Educator Howard Spicker believed child geniuses, what he called "bright" children, were
actually have been his parents' coverup relatively common, but went unrecognized because they don't fit the profile of what people think a child prodigy should be like.
* A few TabletopGame/{{Chess}} grandmasters, specially world champions. Small example: Jose Raul Capablanca learned to play chess at the age of 4 and had beaten the Cuban national champion by the age of 12!
* The German word
for his Socialist activism, this is of course ''Wunderkind'' ("miracle or wonder child"), which also entered the English language as a loanword. It was coined by philosopher [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Immanuel Kant]] with reference to Christian Heinrich Heineken of Lübeck (1721-1725), who had gotten him arrested mastered French and Latin at age two and at age three wrote a history of Denmark, and for years lived mostly on May Day 1919. Sidis' friend said "had one great cause — the right milk of an individual in this country to follow his chosen way of life". wetnurse. His death at age four is attributed to the then unknown Coeliac disease (he died when his diet switched to grain products like bread etc)



* In 1955, the poet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minou_Drouet Minou Drouet]] rocked France with her semi-surreal poems. She became [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWdbvTTFa0s a world-renowned]] [[http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/french-child-poet-and-prodigy-minou-drouet-dressed-in-a-news-photo/57199518 celebrity]]. Controversy raged around her and she was repeatedly tested to ascertain that [[http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/40/mavor.php she, not her overbearing stage mother]], had written the poems. The constant demands for proof wore her out. From "My Friend the Tree" and "White road, where do you go?" she started writing stuff like "My heart has become nothing but a stupid little mayonnaise whisk". To a friend, she confided: "Our street is vomiting journalists nonstop. It feels like the whole world is after me. I wish I were dead. They keep on and on at me with their questions. I think the only words I can utter are fear, pain, death." She was nine years old.
* [[http://www.farksolia.org/ Barbara]] [[http://www.teenagefilm.com/archives/dear-diary/barbara-newhall-follett-vanished-novelist/ Newhall]] [[http://www.dreamshore.net/bluejay/barbara.html Follett]] ([[http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/essays/vanishing-act.php?page=all born March 4, 1914]] to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follett%27s_Modern_American_Usage literary parents]]) who at four demanded her own typewriter and at eight had nearly completed her first novel, ''The House Without Windows'', about a little NatureHero girl who finally becomes a NatureSpirit and [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence disappears in a cloud of butterflies]]. When the manuscript was destroyed in a fire she rewrote it from memory and it was published when she was twelve.[[note]]For the record, she said at the time that the second version was better.[[/note]] Also at eight she began [[WorldBuilding creating]] a ConWorld, Farksolia, with a ConLang to express feelings and experiences in nature. She became an [[PluckyMiddie apprentice sailor]] on a schooner and wrote ''[[SeaStories Voyage of the Norman D]]'' at fourteen, along with a series of travelogues. When her father deserted the family, CountryMouse Barbara moved to New York City and became a clerk-typist. She married at 18, tried to make it work and failed. Her novel ''Lost Island'' concerns an adventurous clerk who is shipwrecked with a friend on a DesertedIsland, is subsequently "rescued" and by the end is back in NYC, restless and miserable. On the evening of December 7, 1939, Barbara left her home and was never seen again. Nobody really knows what happened that night.
* Composer [[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/22/60minutes/main2205521.shtml Jay Greenberg]] (b. 1991) has been compared to [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] and other musical prodigies. He entered the Juilliard conservatory at age 11, and had written five symphonies by the time he was 13.
* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369595/Jacob-Barnett-12-higher-IQ-Einstein-develops-theory-relativity.html This dude.]] Jacob Barnett, age 12, reportedly has a higher IQ than Einstein and has developed his own theory of relativity.
* Music/MarvinHamlisch had shown musical aptitude at a young age, enrolling in what is now the Julliard School Pre-College Division at age 7. One of his earliest songs written in his teens was sung by Creator/LizaMinnelli on her debut album.
* Austrian pediatrician [[UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome Hans Asperger]] referred to the autistic children in his practice as "Little Professors".
* Actress Alicia Roanne Witt started out this way. Her high-IQ exploits were covered in several newspaper articles starting when she was five.
* Educator Howard Spicker believed child geniuses, what he called "bright" children, were actually relatively common, but went unrecognized because they don't fit the profile of what people think a child prodigy should be like.
* Music/JacquesOffenbach started playing the violin at six and was a composer and had learned the cello by age nine. He quickly got too big for his home town and when he was 14 his father sent him to Paris to study cello. Offenbach was such a jokester and goofball he could never really focus on his studies, although he was widely recognized as a truly virtuoso cellist. He was booted out of the conservatory at 15 and the next year found a permanent appointment at the Opéra-Comique. This eventually led him to the career he wanted: writing the raunchy satirical comic operettas that made him famous.
* Music/GeorgPhilippTelemann: Despite being discouraged from music by his family (because music was then considered neither a really honorable trade nor a lucrative one), he taught himself to play the violin, recorder and piano as a child. Composed his first pieces of music as a ten-year-old, at which age he already started to substitute for the cantor teaching the upper classes of his school. Composed his first opera, ''Sigismundus'', at age twelve, after which his mother confiscated his musical instruments and sent him to a school in another town in a vain attempt to stop him from "wasting his time" on music. "Unfortunately" young Telemann was encouraged in his musical endeavours there by the local church superintendent.
* The German word for this is of course ''Wunderkind'' ("miracle or wonder child"), which also entered the English language as a loanword. It was coined by philosopher [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Immanuel Kant]] with reference to Christian Heinrich Heineken of Lübeck (1721-1725), who had mastered French and Latin at age two and at age three wrote a history of Denmark, and for years lived mostly on the milk of his wetnurse. His death at age four is attributed to the then unknown Coeliac disease (he died when his diet switched to grain products like bread etc)
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Tao Terence Tao]] started taking college-level math classes at 9 and received his bachelor's and master's degrees at 16. Breaking the mold of the burnt-out prodigy, he is still an active and notable mathematician in his forties and appears to have a happy family life.
24th Nov '16 6:11:34 PM meanderling
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* The German word for this is of course ''Wunderkind'' ("miracle or wonder child"), which also entered the English language as a loanword. It was coined by philosopher [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Immanuel Kant]] with reference to Christian Heinrich Heineken of Lübeck (1721-1725), who had mastered French and Latin at age two and at age three wrote a history of Denmark, and for years lived mostly on the milk of his wetnurse. His death at age four is attributed to the then unknown Coeliac disease (he died when his diet switched to grain products like bread etc.).

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* The German word for this is of course ''Wunderkind'' ("miracle or wonder child"), which also entered the English language as a loanword. It was coined by philosopher [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Immanuel Kant]] with reference to Christian Heinrich Heineken of Lübeck (1721-1725), who had mastered French and Latin at age two and at age three wrote a history of Denmark, and for years lived mostly on the milk of his wetnurse. His death at age four is attributed to the then unknown Coeliac disease (he died when his diet switched to grain products like bread etc.).etc)
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Tao Terence Tao]] started taking college-level math classes at 9 and received his bachelor's and master's degrees at 16. Breaking the mold of the burnt-out prodigy, he is still an active and notable mathematician in his forties and appears to have a happy family life.



* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Tao Terence Tao]] started taking college-level math classes at 9 and received his bachelor's and master's degrees at 16. Breaking the mold of the burnt-out prodigy, he is still an active and notable mathematician in his forties and appears to have a happy family life.
24th Nov '16 6:10:27 PM meanderling
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Tao Terence Tao]] started taking college-level math classes at 9 and received his bachelor's and master's degrees at 16. Breaking the mold of the burnt-out prodigy, he is still an active and notable mathematician in his forties and appears to have a happy family life.
18th Oct '16 3:54:28 PM Archimedes
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* Much like the original anime, Gohan of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' is one of these. He's already studying theoretical physics at age ten (although, he notes, since Future Trunks is proving it right, he supposes it's just physics now) and correctly explains the multiverse theory.

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* Much like the original anime, Gohan of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' is one of these. He's already studying theoretical physics at age ten (although, he notes, since Future Trunks is proving it right, Trunks' presence demonstrates its application, he supposes it's just physics now) and correctly explains the multiverse theory.theory (or at least, TheEarthPrimeTheory).



** At a very young age, Azula was shown pulling off firebending techniques her older and relatively skilled brother Zuko had problems with. She is also one of three characters in the original series knows how to use lightning. This is in addition to also being [[TheChessmaster a tactical genius.]]

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** At a very young age, Azula was shown easily pulling off firebending techniques her older and relatively skilled brother Zuko had problems brother, Zuko, struggled with. She is also one of three characters in the original series knows who know how to use lightning. lightning and the only one known to generate hotter, blue fire. This is in addition to also being [[TheChessmaster a tactical genius.]]
1st Oct '16 4:52:58 PM Malady
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* The ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'': Diamond Tiara evidently came into her magic quite a bit before the norm for earth pony foals, as she's capable of what is implied to be a rather advanced maneuver.
** [[WordOfGod Word Of Fanfic Author]] is that her field dexterity score is rather high: in essence, she's very good at micromanaging.
1st Oct '16 4:32:11 PM Wyldchyld
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** [[spoiler: Ichigo Kurosaki and Orihime Inoue's son, Kazui Kurosaki, puts the rest of these entries to shame. He's a human boy, less than ten-years old, and can willingly shift into a Shinigami-form while in human state, manifesting Shinigami powers years earlier than his father ever did. He also ''touched'' Yhwach's form and it exploded.]]
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