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3rd Feb '16 4:12:43 PM Gamermaster
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** The young nuns (and probably priests/monks if there ''[[ImprobablyFemaleCast are]]'' any) from the Saint Church are {{Warrior Monk}}s and are also known as knights. Though, not as active than the main bureau, the church is a part of the TSAB, and the nuns have to protect people (especially the important ones), and they can assist the TSAB divisions as reinforcement. Though, the only sister we've ever seen who actually fougtht along with the TSAB was Schach Nouera who is apparently a young adult.
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** The young nuns (and probably priests/monks if there ''[[ImprobablyFemaleCast are]]'' any) from the Saint Church are {{Warrior Monk}}s and are also known as knights. Though, not as active than the main bureau, the church is a part of the TSAB, and the nuns have to protect people (especially the important ones), and they can assist the TSAB divisions as reinforcement. Though, the only sister we've ever seen who actually fougtht fought along with the TSAB was Schach Nouera who is apparently a young adult.
2nd Feb '16 11:42:46 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' is a {{deconstruction}} of this trope. Despite them being rather quirky, all of the protagonists save one are the members of an elite fighting force trained from the age of 5 who get their childhood memories messed up by the special equipments they use. Early on, it is made quite clear that their inexperience and youthfulness significantly screw up their jobs and lives. [[spoiler: Seifer breaks the commander's order and later betrays everybody out of pure ego; Quistis suddenly feels sorry for yelling at Rinoa and abandon her post; Irvine suddenly becomes doubtful of his sniper skill; Selphie breaks down crying from the destruction of her old school; and Squall, while the most professional, is pretty much a TroubledButCute trope incarnated.]]
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' is a {{deconstruction}} of this trope. Despite them being rather quirky, all of the protagonists save one are the members of an elite fighting force trained from the age of 5 who get their childhood memories messed up by the special equipments they use. Early on, it is made quite clear that their inexperience and youthfulness significantly screw up their jobs and lives. [[spoiler: Seifer breaks the commander's order and later betrays everybody out of pure ego; Quistis suddenly feels sorry for yelling at Rinoa and abandon her post; Irvine suddenly becomes doubtful of his sniper skill; Selphie breaks down crying from the destruction of her old school; and Squall, while the most professional, is pretty much a TroubledButCute trope incarnated. There's also Zell, who is easily set off by being insulted and who often has trouble keeping his mouth shut.]]
2nd Feb '16 9:52:14 AM FuzzyBoots
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* Cloud's mother in ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', Ye Thuza Williams, was a child soldier in Burma. As a result, she tends to teach her children how to employ violence as necessary with mixed results.
2nd Feb '16 5:03:11 AM direguy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', the Empire has a training program that recruits teenagers to be trained into new Stormtroopers, and subjected to a harsh training regiment. The dark part however is that the trainers report any recruits who are suspected as force sensitive to the Inquisitors, and what ever happens to them is unknown.
1st Feb '16 6:35:14 PM rjd1922
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* This is the source of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's opposition to Peter Parker as Spider-man in the [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderman Ultimate universe]].
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* This is the source of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's opposition to Peter Parker as Spider-man Spider-Man in the [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderman Ultimate universe]].
30th Jan '16 5:43:46 AM MightyKombat
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** Big Boss's final plan was to rescue war orphans and train them as soldiers, then feed them onto the battlefield to perpetuate an endless cycle of warfare. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain will show how he did this.]] *** Subverted, we don't actually see this happening and Miller and Ocelot are having none of that.
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** Big Boss's final plan plan, outlined in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', was to rescue war orphans and train them as soldiers, then feed them onto the battlefield to perpetuate an endless cycle of warfare. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain will show how he did this.]] *** Subverted, we don't warfare. **''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' has the player actually see this happening battle child soldiers at select points, although killing one will result in an instant GameOver and one very angry Miller. One mission has Snake come face to face with a group of child soldiers he had been contracted to kill, but instead fakes their deaths and takes them back to Mother Base. Only then Snake intends to have them trained as his own soldiers instead. Thankfully Miller and Ocelot are having none of that.that, with Miller making it clear how largely unable they are to fight before stating that they'll educate the kids and give them a chance to live normal lives. -->'''Kaz''': We've expanded our housing. They'll have their own quarters. ''Separate'' from ours, '''won't''' be counted as staff.\\ '''Snake''': So what, we're running a daycare now?\\ '''Kaz''': They'll learn how to read and write; do basic jobs.\\ '''Snake''': A chance at a real life... just not from behind a gun.\\ '''Kaz''': Being behind a gun is what we do, Boss. There's no room for angels in our heaven.
26th Jan '16 7:55:37 PM Gamermaster
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* Runessa of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. As mentioned in ''Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX'', unlike the other characters, she was born in a world where war was a part of her everyday life, and for as long as she can remember, she had always carried a gun.
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* Runessa of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. As mentioned in ''Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX'', ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'', unlike the other characters, she was born in a world where war was a part of her everyday life, and for as long as she can remember, she had always carried a gun.gun (not a [[MagicWand device]] shaped like a gun, an actual gun).
22nd Jan '16 10:25:35 PM karategal
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' the First Order conscripts its Stormtroopers from children taken away from their families and train and condition them into soldiers to adulthood.
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', the First Order conscripts its Stormtroopers from children taken away from their families families, training and train and condition conditioning them into soldiers to until adulthood.
22nd Jan '16 10:23:06 PM karategal
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* In ''Film/PacificRim'', the Australian Jaeger consists of father-son duo, Hercules and Chuck Hansen. It's revealed that Chuck was only 16 when he first deployed in Striker Eureka and enlisted in the Jaeger Academy at 12-years-old. And despite being one of the best Jaeger pilots with the highest Kaiju kill count in history at only 21, Chuck is also shown to have a HairTriggerTemper, terrible communication skills, and a double dose of DaddyIssues and SurvivorsGuilt in regards to his father choosing to save him over his mother. [[spoiler:He later pulls a HeroicSacrifice and blows up Striker Eureka to take down two Kaiju so Gipsy Danger can seal the Breach.]] --> '''Rob Kazinsky''': From a very, very young age, Chuck grew up trained to be a Jaeger pilot. Herc was never a father to him. ** It's very likely that several other Jaeger pilots were reared from adolescence to fight the Kaiju as well. Sadly, if there were any other teenage or young pilots during the Golden Age of the Jaegers, they were almost certainly killed prior to the film in Kaiju battles.
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* In ''Film/PacificRim'', the Australian Jaeger consists of father-son duo, Hercules and Chuck Hansen. It's revealed that Chuck enlisted in the Jaeger Academy at 12 and was only 16 when he first deployed in Striker Eureka and enlisted in Eureka, replacing his belligerent uncle on the Jaeger Academy at 12-years-old. frontlines. And despite being one of the best Jaeger pilots with having the highest Kaiju kill count in history at only 21, Chuck is also shown to have a HairTriggerTemper, terrible communication skills, and a double dose of DaddyIssues and SurvivorsGuilt in regards to his father choosing to save him over his mother. [[spoiler:He later pulls a HeroicSacrifice and blows up Striker Eureka to take down two Kaiju so Gipsy Danger can seal the Breach.]] --> '''Rob Kazinsky''': From a very, very young age, Chuck grew up trained to be a Jaeger pilot. Herc was never a father to him. ** It's very likely that several other Jaeger pilots were reared from adolescence to fight the Kaiju as well. Sadly, if there were any other teenage or young pilots during the Golden Age of the Jaegers, they were almost certainly killed prior to the film in Kaiju battles. him and he spent more time with machines than he did people. It really affected him.
4th Jan '16 3:57:44 AM NickTheSwing
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*** Speaking of Nazis, the SS Hitlerjugend were formed of teens from the Hitler Youth recruited into the SS directly. They were trained viciously, turning these darker boy scout equivalents into hardened, TheDreaded killers. They were the only units in 1944 described as both "voluntary" and "enthusiastic".
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*** Speaking of Nazis, the SS Hitlerjugend were formed of teens from the Hitler Youth recruited into the SS directly. They were trained viciously, turning these darker boy scout equivalents into hardened, TheDreaded killers. They were the only units in 1944 described as both "voluntary" "[[BloodKnight voluntary]]" and "enthusiastic"."[[TeensAreMonsters enthusiastic]]".
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