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24th Sep '17 5:32:52 AM Oecchi
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* ''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.



* ''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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* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'':
** Since toddlerhood Kousei has
The Nishigori triplets from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' are only six years old, but they're often shown a skill for the piano thanks to his mother be much smarter than any six-year-old ought to be. They're highly knowledgeable about figure skating and how competitions work (due to being a pianist. She was reluctant to teach him however her friend encouraged her to. He received figure skating {{Otaku}}), are skilled at using various electronics, and were responsible for organizing 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 "Hot Springs on Ice" competition that takes a lot of time for him place in Episode 3. WordOfGod says people tend to get into piano playing again.
** Takeshi and Emi have been playing
forget they're only six years old since age six, were also very good for they can do so many things at 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.that "their potential is bottomless".
28th Aug '17 4:16:49 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''GoodnessGraciousMe'' has an utterly hilarious take on a child prodigy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cpp71tpehg in this video]].

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* ''GoodnessGraciousMe'' ''Radio/GoodnessGraciousMe'' has an utterly hilarious take on a child prodigy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cpp71tpehg in this video]].
23rd Aug '17 12:19:35 AM PaulA
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* ''[[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)]].

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* ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Gates of Sleep]]'': a ''Literature/TheGatesOfSleep'': 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)]].games]]).
19th Aug '17 12:07:14 PM LavonPapillon1
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* In ''Fanfic/MasterPotterOfKamarTaj'', after [[spoiler:saving Hamir from an invading Mordo]], Stephen decides to teach Harry with sorcery, where he manages to master it despite being far too young to be learning their ways.
9th Aug '17 3:31:31 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': On the one hand, Jaime's dyslexia made him a slow learner in some aspects, but on the other hand, he was already a brilliant swordsman during his childhood. He tells Bronn that he hasn't used sparring swords since he was nine. He became the youngest Kingsguard in history, joining the order at the age of 16.
21st Jul '17 7:33:52 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* Lisa Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', a 4-year-old who has already graduated college with a [=PhD=] degree. She still goes to kindergarten however, seemingly for no other reason than because [[ItAmusedMe she enjoys the nap times and snacks available]].

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* Lisa Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', a 4-year-old who has ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' is only four and is mentioned to have already graduated college with finished school up through getting a [=PhD=] degree.(a type of doctorate degree). She still goes to kindergarten however, seemingly for no other reason than because [[ItAmusedMe she enjoys the nap times and snacks available]].
10th Jul '17 7:19:10 AM Ulysses21
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* ''Film/{{Gifted}}'': Mary is seven years old and fully able to work out advanced calculus problems, even noticing where the problems are deliberately written incorrectly. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triviality_(mathematics) Non-trivial zeroes]] are used as an example of the level of mathematical concepts she understands.



* Film/Gifted: Mary is seven years old and fully able to work out advanced calculus problems, even noticing where the problems are deliberately written incorrectly. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triviality_(mathematics) Non-trivial zeroes]] are used as an example of the level mathematical concepts she understands.
10th Jul '17 7:17:28 AM Ulysses21
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* Film/Gifted: Mary is seven years old and fully able to work out advanced calculus problems, even noticing where the problems are deliberately written incorrectly. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triviality_(mathematics) Non-trivial zeroes]] are used as an example of the level mathematical concepts she understands.
17th Jun '17 6:50:07 PM LavonPapillon1
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* Having been trained by Carnelian and the other Quartzes since he was five, Steven/Rhodonite in ''Fanfic/GiftOfADiamond'' has become a well-trained and condecorated Quartz officer who has succeeded at a number of daring and dangerous missions and has influenced Homeworld politics so much that he was able to convince all three Diamonds not to shatter gems and give second chances into his teens. He was even able to defeat Garnet and Pearl easily, two gems of with thousands of years of fighting experience. In-fact, he's ''this'' close to gaining MarySue status.
10th Jun '17 11:02:36 AM nombretomado
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[[quoteright:300:[[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/young_mozart_prodigy.png]]]]

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[[quoteright:300:[[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[quoteright:300:[[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/young_mozart_prodigy.png]]]]



-->-- '''Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart''' to Music/{{Skrillex}}, ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''

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-->-- '''Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart''' '''Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart''' to Music/{{Skrillex}}, ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''



* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart is one of the most famous examples of all (more information is below under RealLife).

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* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart is one of the most famous examples of all (more information is below under RealLife).



* 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.

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* Composer [[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/22/60minutes/main2205521.shtml Jay Greenberg]] (b. 1991) has been compared to [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Music/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.



* 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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* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart.Music/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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