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2nd Jun '17 4:55:31 PM GamerFromJump2
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** The human characters are very much this. Jack performs the important mission of recharging the Matrix from Vector Sigma, Raf is MissionControl backup to Ratchet (and is one of only two main humans in the series to be actually wounded), and Miko is considered (by herself and Wheeljack) to be a full member of [[BlackOps the Wreckers]], not to mention having a confirmed kill to her name (Hardshell). At the end of the series, Agent Fowler intends to make them full-fledged members of Unit: E.
---> '''June Darby:''' ''[[InsistentTerminology Consultants!]]'' Until you're of age.
31st May '17 3:56:10 PM MagBas
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* ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'': Discounting the pilots themselves, Shinji has the "Gretch," an entire army of young children to do his bidding by passing messages, [[SnoopingLittleKid spying on the whole city]], and performing various missions for him. UnfortunateImplications avoided by the fact that these missions are rarely very dangerous. {{Justified|Trope}} because [[JustAKid no one notices them just hanging around]].

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* ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'': Discounting the pilots themselves, Shinji has the "Gretch," an entire army of young children to do his bidding by passing messages, [[SnoopingLittleKid spying on the whole city]], and performing various missions for him. UnfortunateImplications avoided by the fact that these missions are rarely very dangerous. {{Justified|Trope}} because [[JustAKid no one notices them just hanging around]].
31st May '17 3:29:38 PM harostar
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* Although they aren't forced to enter, the minimum age requirement for the army in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is ''twelve''. Why? Because it has an appallingly high mortality rate and [[TheSpartanWay basic training]] takes three years. That means the main characters are between the age of 15 and 17, thrown out onto the battlefield and forced to fight {{Humanoid Abomination}}s.
** Taken even further with [[spoiler: Reiner, Bertolt, and Annie, who are revealed to be [[TykeBomb child terrorists]] sent to exterminate humanity by a yet-unknown force. The younger two were ''eleven'' when they committed their first act of mass murder. The oldest of the three, all of twelve at the time, is shown to have suffered such guilt over his actions that he's gone insane]].

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* Although they aren't forced to enter, the minimum age requirement for the army in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' gives us two painful varieties to choose from.
** The minimum age for enlistment in the military
is ''twelve''. Why? Because it has an appallingly high mortality rate and [[TheSpartanWay basic training]] takes three years. That means the main characters are between the age of 15 and 17, thrown out onto the battlefield and forced to fight {{Humanoid Abomination}}s.
** Taken to an even further greater degree with [[spoiler: Marley's Warrior Program]]. Children 5 - 7 years of age are enlisted by their families, with the promise of full citizenship and improved living conditions. These children are indoctrinated to believe their own people are "descendants of the devil", taught that loyalty to their homeland should be valued above even friendship or family, and used as front-line SuperSoldiers. A select few are chosen to receive the "honor" of [[spoiler: hosting one of the Nine Titans, reducing their lifespan to 13 years]]. [[spoiler: Reiner, Bertolt, and Annie, who are revealed to be [[TykeBomb child terrorists]] sent to exterminate humanity by a yet-unknown force. The younger two were ''eleven'' when they committed Annie]] demonstrate the horrific emotional toll this takes on them as their first act superiors force them to commit acts of mass murder. The oldest of the three, all of twelve at the time, is shown to have suffered such guilt over his actions murder and espionage. All while knowing that he's gone insane]].if they fail, question their mission, or are accused of "betrayal" .....they will be [[EatenAlive killed]] and their families condemned to AFateWorseThanDeath.
28th May '17 1:25:33 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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* ''Literature/PinkAndSay'' is about two [[TruthInTelevision 15 year old soldiers during]] [[TheAmericanCivilWar The Civil War.]] The book was [[BasedOnATrueStory based on the story of the author's ancestors]], passed down to her by her father, as her grandmother had passed it to him.

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* ''Literature/PinkAndSay'' is about two [[TruthInTelevision 15 year old soldiers during]] [[TheAmericanCivilWar The Civil War.]] The book was [[BasedOnATrueStory based on the story of the author's ancestors]], ancestor]], passed down to her by her father, as her grandmother had passed it to him.
28th May '17 1:24:27 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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*''Literature/PinkAndSay'' is about two [[TruthInTelevision 15 year old soldiers during]] [[TheAmericanCivilWar The Civil War.]] The book was [[BasedOnATrueStory based on the story of the author's ancestors]], passed down to her by her father, as her grandmother had passed it to him.
26th May '17 8:07:08 AM LadyChaos
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* InnocentsShounenJuujigun: Nearly all of the main cast apply. While not a lot of actual fighting was shown, it was apparently perfectly normal and acceptable to send 8-14 year old children on a ''Crusade'' with full knowledge that at least some of them would die. The kids themselves also seem at peace with this, with most of them being excited to have a chance to fight the "infidels". . . . at least until some of their number actually start dying. Guy is a notable example, as his bandit life suggests that he's been desensitized to violence and killing from a very young age.
7th May '17 11:38:27 PM DarkHunter
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* The Light Novel/Manga/Anime series ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Youjo Senki: Saga Of Tanya The Evil]]'', offers an interesting example in the form of the titular character, [[CreepyChild Lt. (later Colonel) Tanya Degruasseu]], an incredibly gifted mage and a brilliant and ruthless tacticians who even earned herself the nickname ''[[TheRedBaron The Devil of The Rhine]]'', who just so happens to be only around ''ten'' years old. While The Empire (basically a slightly altered WWI Germany in a world with magic) ''does'' allows boys and girls that show exceptional magical ability to volunteer and even go to officer school, it is not actively encouraged and reactions to Tanya not only being a battle hardened soldier, but also a ''officer'' who commands the respect and fear of her adult subordinates ranges from surprise to terror at the thought of someone so young leading operations on the frontlines, with several characters even mentioning in horror [[AdultFear that they have children and siblings around her age.]]

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* The Light Novel/Manga/Anime series ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Youjo Senki: Saga Of Tanya The Evil]]'', offers an interesting example in the form of the titular character, [[CreepyChild Lt. (later Colonel) Tanya Degruasseu]], Degurechaff]], an incredibly gifted mage and a brilliant and ruthless tacticians tactician who even earned herself the nickname ''[[TheRedBaron The Devil of The Rhine]]'', who just so happens to be only around ''ten'' years old. While The Empire (basically a slightly altered WWI Germany in a world with magic) ''does'' allows boys and girls that show exceptional magical ability to volunteer and even go to officer school, it is not actively encouraged and reactions to Tanya not only being a battle hardened soldier, but also a ''officer'' who commands the respect and fear of her adult subordinates ranges from surprise to terror at the thought of someone so young leading operations on the frontlines, with several characters even mentioning in horror [[AdultFear that they have children and siblings around her age.]] ]]
-->'''Erich von Rerugen''': There was a time when I had the chance to see Lt. Degurechaff myself. [...] If I could please offer my opinion: she is a complete and utter monster, in the form of a little girl.
4th May '17 3:22:26 PM mkmlp
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/ScootertrixTheAbridged'', where the Cutie Mark Crusaders are not only in the military, but are '''[[AChildShallLeadThem leading it]]''' as Celestia's most trusted generals, in a three way war between Equestria, Sombra, and The Changeling Empire. Much to [[OnlySaneMan Luna's]] horror.
3rd May '17 3:56:12 PM secretfan14
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** The episode "Human Error" [[spoiler: (where the main 'bots are shown in analogous human bodies)]] shows that Bumblebee is the Cybertronian equivalent of [[ToyShip roughly her age]].

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** The episode "Human Error" [[spoiler: (where the main 'bots are shown in analogous human bodies)]] shows that Bumblebee is the Cybertronian equivalent of [[ToyShip [[PuppyLove roughly her age]].
1st May '17 9:02:05 PM nombretomado
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* Occasionally implied in the Franchise/{{Transformers}} metaseries with the younger-minded characters. Done outright in ''TransformersAnimated'' with Sari [[spoiler: especially after she turns out to be a RobotGirl]] and is pushed into the front lines in season 3.

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* Occasionally implied in the Franchise/{{Transformers}} ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' metaseries with the younger-minded characters. Done outright in ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' with Sari [[spoiler: especially after she turns out to be a RobotGirl]] and is pushed into the front lines in season 3.
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