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12th Jan '18 3:14:17 AM WKennedy334
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A young genius - in their pre-teen year. Any genius below '''12''' is eligible for the title of a Child Prodigy. Sometimes ignored or discriminated by those who consider them JustAKid. Tends to be an InnocentProdigy at times due to their age.

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A young genius - in their pre-teen year. Any genius below '''12''' '''13''' is eligible for the title of a Child Prodigy. Sometimes ignored or discriminated by those who consider them JustAKid. Tends to be an InnocentProdigy at times due to their age.



* ''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...]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
** Perhaps
In ''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]].
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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...]]
3rd Jan '18 1:15:21 AM Cryoclaste
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* All the children in ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' has some exceptional talent that Dewey (played by JackBlack) utilized to help the band out (e.g. Billy with costume design, Tomika with singing) but Gordon and Summer are traditional examples. Gordon with computers and Summer with organizational skills. Also RealitySubtext applied to the kids in the band. The actors and actress who bass, guitar and drums all started musical training at an early age.

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* All the children in ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' has some exceptional talent that Dewey (played by JackBlack) Creator/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.
28th Dec '17 8:50:23 PM Averagemoe
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* ''(Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'' revolves around a neighborhood where most of the local children are this.

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* ''(Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'' revolves around a neighborhood where most of the local children are this.
28th Dec '17 8:49:57 PM Averagemoe
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* ''(Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'' revolves around a neighborhood where most of the local children are this.
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25th Dec '17 5:47:14 AM Excelsior123
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* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'': Practically every kid in the show. They are all very smart for their age, especially Sean. However, this is because all the parents in Boxwood Terrace are scientists who work at the Deep Space Array, so its possible that they could've passed down their knowledge to the children at a young age.
19th Dec '17 2:28:44 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
** Quack Quack. While he's otherwise a complete moron, he has very impressive skills in science and math, and can even solve a complex math problem in seconds inside his head, despite being a baby who still wears a diaper.
** Mr. Cat. He's less than 13 years old, [[VagueAge though his exact age is unclear]], and he can [[GadgeteerGenius build robots and gadgets]], repair broken machines, and possesses a great wealth of scientific and historical knowledge.
13th Oct '17 2:12:03 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TerraIgnota'': Although Mycroft's birth bash' was only the one responsible for maintaining the premises of the bash'es chosen as an experiment to raise especially bright and capable young people, the Emperor reveals that he was the one to choose Mycroft's bash' because the children therein showed promise despite being only the children of 'janitors'. He turned out to be right and [[spoiler:before his crime spree,]] Mycroft was being groomed to become a high-ranking government official based on his intellect. He also was the first to deduce the current Anonymous's real identity while he was still a teenager.
9th Oct '17 10:43:15 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, Reman Cyrodiil, [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder]] of the Second Cyrodiilic Empire, [[AChildShallLeadThem was a child when coronated]]. According to the heavily stylized in-game book ''Remanada'', Reman was still an ''infant''. (Other, more realistic, sources still state that he was no older than 13 at the oldest.) In any case, this proves well-justified. Reman was very much a child prodigy who, along with his status as TheChosenOne (having been born possessing the [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Amulet of Kings]]), quickly brought both halves of Cyrodiil back together (Colovia and Nibenay) and then the other kingdoms of Men, High Rock and Skyrim.
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]].
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