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

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



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

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

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

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** [[CassandraTruth Rumor has it it]] that Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate were even sillier examples, being AAA-Rank Mages under the TSAB's employ when they were younger, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_strikers_the_comics/c005/5.html but eh... who believes such rumours]]? (Link may be {{NSFW}})rumors?
12th May '16 9:22:27 AM Pichu-kun
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** The Elric brothers. They tried to raise their mother from the dead when they were 11 and 10, and had learned alchemy by themselves when much younger. Winry probably also counts - c'mon, were you able to make mechanic limbs when you were eleven? While valid, that makes it sound even more extraordinary than it is in context; the FMA universe is more technologically advanced than ours [[SchizoTech in the area of]] ArtificialLimbs, so it's not just a matter of Winry being a GadgeteerGenius. The FMA manga clarifies that automail "mechanics" are actually closer to surgeons then the people fixing your car. So a more real-world applicable question would be "Were you successfully performing surgery on amputees when you were 11?" And ''neuro''-surgery at that, since they have to link up all the nerves.

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** The Elric brothers. They tried to raise their mother from the dead when they were 11 and 10, and had learned alchemy by themselves when much younger.
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Winry probably also counts - c'mon, were you able to make mechanic limbs when you were eleven? While valid, that makes it sound even more extraordinary than it is in context; the FMA universe is more technologically advanced than ours [[SchizoTech in the area of]] ArtificialLimbs, so it's not just a matter of Winry being a GadgeteerGenius. The FMA manga clarifies that automail "mechanics" are actually closer to surgeons then the people fixing your car. So a more real-world applicable question would be "Were you successfully performing surgery on amputees when you were 11?" And ''neuro''-surgery at that, since they have to link up all the nerves.



* The new DisneyChannel show ''ANTFarm'' is all about 11-year-old child prodigies who are allowed to skip to high school. ANT stands for "Advanced Natural Talents".

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* The new DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel show ''ANTFarm'' ''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 ''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 ''The Sims 3'' can write novels, become a chess master and build time machines.

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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 ''The Sims 3'' ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' can write novels, become a chess master and build time machines.



* [[MagnificentBastard Albert Wesker]] of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series is eventually revealed to have been one of these.

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[[MagnificentBastard Albert Wesker]] of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series is eventually revealed to have been one of these.



* 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.

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* Raz from VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} ''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.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.



* Luke Triton from ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' 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.]]

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* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'':
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Luke Triton from ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' is a bit of a puzzle master for his age. age.
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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.]]
8th May '16 6:11:34 PM CaptEquinox
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* 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 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.



** This is 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.

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** This is 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.
4th May '16 6:59:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'':

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'':''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':



* Vladimir from ''Shounen Note'' is a talented, 12 year old boy soprano well known in the music world.

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* Vladimir from ''Shounen Note'' ''Manga/ShounenNote'' is a talented, 12 year old boy soprano well known in the music world.



17th Apr '16 6:41:57 AM Chariset
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* 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."
8th Apr '16 4:38:31 PM Adept
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* Scarlett from ''Webcomic/PlusEV'', who's following in her father's footsteps as a professional {{poker}} player.

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* Scarlett from ''Webcomic/PlusEV'', who's following in her father's footsteps as a professional {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} player.
26th Mar '16 11:43:44 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/DoogieHowser'': Doogie Howser, M.D, in his backstory. In the present he's a TeenGenius instead.

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* ''Series/DoogieHowser'': ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'': Doogie Howser, M.D, in his backstory. In the present he's a TeenGenius instead.
22nd Mar '16 2:17:37 PM Willbyr
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* The [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Professor]] in {{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).

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* The [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Professor]] in {{Nichijou}}, ''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).
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