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27th Sep '16 6:14:20 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Hitsugaya is somewhere between 10-13 years old ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld biologically speaking]]) and has been recognised as a prodigy since a much younger age. Most Shinigami can never obtain [[SuperMode bankai]] but Hitsugaya is the youngest person to learn it in the history of Soul Society. However, his power is not fully developed and he lacks the experience of other captains and their emotional maturity (he still sometimes acts like a child trying to do an adult's job). Nevertheless, Kyouraku (one of the oldest and most powerful captains) has said that Hitsugaya will probably surpass him in the next 100 years.
** Gin is a child when he entered the Shinigami Academy, but he completed the six year programme in a single year, the first person to ever achieve that. His first act upon joining the Gotei 13 is to kill a Third Seat without sustaining injury, immediately replacing him in that post. It's implied he became a captain later than he could have because Aizen tried to keep him as his lieutenant for as long as possible. He eventually becomes a captain 50 years before the current storyline, although over Aizen's objections.

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** Toshiro Hitsugaya is somewhere between 10-13 years old ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld biologically speaking]]) and has been recognised as a prodigy since a much younger age. Most Shinigami can never obtain [[SuperMode bankai]] but Hitsugaya is the youngest person to learn it in the history of Soul Society. However, his power is not fully developed and he lacks the experience of other captains and their emotional maturity (he still sometimes acts like a child trying to do an adult's job). Nevertheless, Kyouraku (one of the oldest and most powerful captains) has said that Hitsugaya will probably surpass him in the next 100 years.
** Gin Ichimaru is a child when he entered the Shinigami Academy, but he completed the six year programme in a single year, the first person to ever achieve that. His first act upon joining the Gotei 13 is to kill a Third Seat without sustaining injury, immediately replacing him in that post. It's implied he became a captain later than he could have because Aizen tried to keep him as his lieutenant for as long as possible. He eventually becomes a captain 50 years before the current storyline, although over Aizen's objections.



** [[spoiler: Ichigo Kurosaki'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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** [[spoiler: Ichigo Kurosaki's 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.]]
25th Sep '16 10:28:28 AM Malady
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* In an episode of ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', the trio meets an archeologist who has earned her [=PhD=] at the age of ''eight''.

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* In an episode of ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', the trio meets Eve, an archeologist who has earned her [=PhD=] at the age of ''eight''.
2nd Sep '16 12:40:12 AM jamespolk
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* 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.
1st Sep '16 6:16:07 AM Prinzenick
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* Poindexter, the nephew of the [[BigBad Professor]] in the 1958 ''FelixTheCat'' TV cartoons.

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* Poindexter, the nephew of the [[BigBad [[BigBadWannabe Professor]] in the 1958 ''FelixTheCat'' 1950's ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' TV cartoons.
22nd Aug '16 2:53:11 AM Orangeninja101
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** [[spoiler: Ichigo Kurosaki'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.]]
15th Aug '16 11:52:11 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''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.
15th Aug '16 11:41:02 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''ARG/ILoveBees'': 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.

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* ''ARG/ILoveBees'': ''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.wanted. [[spoiler:There's a reason why she was kidnapped by the government to become a [[SuperSoldier Spartan]], after all.]]
13th Aug '16 3:52:47 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' counts, being an evil criminal mastermind at age 12. He began his schemes at the age of 10 though.

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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' counts, being an evil criminal mastermind at age 12. He began his schemes at the ''the age of 10 though.10''.


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*''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.
13th Aug '16 1:12:12 PM nombretomado
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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 [[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 [[DichterAndDenker [[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.).
1st Aug '16 8:16:35 PM Willbyr
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* Megumi "Nodame" Noda in ''NodameCantabile'' is shown to have been a piano prodigy as a kid.

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* Megumi "Nodame" Noda in ''NodameCantabile'' ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' is shown to have been a piano prodigy as a kid.
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