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11th Jun '16 5:50:29 PM gumballclarence
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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/Clarence'' lives this trope. He is really naive and loves everyone, even bullies.

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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/Clarence'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' lives this trope. He is really naive and loves everyone, even bullies.
11th Jun '16 5:48:41 PM gumballclarence
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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/Clarence'' lives this trope. He is really naive and loves everyone, even bullies.
11th Jun '16 10:57:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/PiersAnthony's IncarnationsOfImmortality books, the souls of infants are pure -- except, in some ''interesting'' theology where they can be tainted down to "in balance" by such things as the circumstances of their conception, or by their deaths owing to genetic disease precipiating their mother's suicide.

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* In Creator/PiersAnthony's IncarnationsOfImmortality Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality books, the souls of infants are pure -- except, in some ''interesting'' theology where they can be tainted down to "in balance" by such things as the circumstances of their conception, or by their deaths owing to genetic disease precipiating their mother's suicide.
28th May '16 11:23:38 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Many countries have rules which exempt children and young teens from responsibility for their crimes. This is because children often lack a full understanding of what they're doing, and they certainly lack an adult's impulse control. Furthermore, imprisoning children with adult criminals would be a very quick way to get dead, molested, or further-corrupted kids. Juvenile sentencing laws exist for good reason.

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* Many countries have rules which exempt children and young teens from responsibility for their crimes. This is because children often lack a full understanding of what they're doing, and they certainly lack an adult's impulse control. Furthermore, imprisoning children with adult criminals would be a very quick way to get dead, molested, or further-corrupted [[HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook further-corrupted]] kids. Juvenile sentencing laws exist for good reason.
28th May '16 6:35:16 PM Gamermaster
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* ComicBook/{{X 23}} was born innocent and for that reason she ''[[DefiedTrope deliberately broken]]'' by her creators. ''ComicBook/InnocenceLost'', ''Target: X'' and flashbacks in her solo series ''show'' in detail the horrific amounts of abuse and torture piled on her to strip away her innocence and turn her into a LivingWeapon. Her "field test" was at the age of ''nine'' and said field test was the assassination of Presidential candidate Greg Johnson, his wife, yheir kids, and ''an entire roomful'' of staffers, press, and other functionaries. All-told, she killed ''several dozen people'' in the attack and it only gets ''worse'' from there. She's explicitly implied to have a bodycount in the ''hundreds'' by the time she's 16, enough that ComicBook/CaptainAmerica ''personally'' devotes himself to hunting her down and nearly turns her over to ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} for trial (before he recognizes S.H.I.E.L.D. would just use her, too). Even after escaping and joining the X-Men, Laura still struggles with her past including the time she spent as a 15/16 year-old StreetWalker.

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* ComicBook/{{X 23}} was born innocent and for that reason she ''[[DefiedTrope deliberately broken]]'' by her creators. ''ComicBook/InnocenceLost'', ''Target: X'' and flashbacks in her solo series ''show'' in detail the horrific amounts of abuse and torture piled on her to strip away her innocence and turn her into a LivingWeapon. Her "field test" was at the age of ''nine'' and said field test was the assassination of Presidential candidate Greg Johnson, his wife, yheir their kids, and ''an entire roomful'' of staffers, press, and other functionaries. All-told, she killed ''several dozen people'' in the attack and it only gets ''worse'' from there. She's explicitly implied to have a bodycount in the ''hundreds'' by the time she's 16, enough that ComicBook/CaptainAmerica ''personally'' devotes himself to hunting her down and nearly turns her over to ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} for trial (before he recognizes S.H.I.E.L.D. would just use her, too). Even after escaping and joining the X-Men, Laura still struggles with her past including the time she spent as a 15/16 year-old StreetWalker.
4th May '16 5:05:50 AM sgamer82
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** Ayumi, Mitsuhiko, and Genta are three first grade children who latch themselves onto teenager-turned-child Conan Edogawa early in the story. As a result, they've been present for more than a few of the murders that occur whenever Conan is around. Despite this, they are still shown to retain their innocent and cheerful demeanors even as they try, with mixed success, to help Conan crack a case.
** An anime-only story has a murderer attempt to exploit this trope. After encountering teenager-turned-child Ai Haibara and noticing she's more intelligent than the average seven-year-old, the would-be culprit kidnaps her, pretends to be a fellow kidnap victim alongside Ai, and manipulates their surroundings as a means of establishing an alibi for the planned murder. The culprit's intent is that Ai's intelligence would allow for a sufficiently detailed testimony whose honesty would not be questioned due to her being a child.
19th Apr '16 12:27:13 PM MsChibi
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Victorian-era Europeans invented "childhood". Inspired by the ideals of The Enlightenment and an interpretation of The Bible's New Testament based on them, they came to the conclusion that the time people spent between being a baby and being useful in mines and fields was special and precious--that people this age were innocent and full of wonder and beloved by God, and that they should be loved and protected and cared for by society in general. They came to believe that there was a stark contrast between the [[RousseauWasRight innocent and instinctual goodness]] of children and the cynical evil of adults. After several decades the grassroots belief in and support for "childhood" became so strong that children[[note]] Or more usually, failing that, just the girls[[/note]] under certain ages were actually forbidden from doing certain types of work despite the dedicated lobbying of business interests who didn't want to lose their smallest and cheapest workers (e.g. smaller coal-miners mean smaller mineshafts). By 1900 only a fifth or so of British and US children (under 16) were in full-time employment and even the world's most pro-corporation and [[RedScare rabidly]] [[DirtyCommunists anti-socialist]] democratic state, the USA, actually ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Labor_Standards_Act banned child labour entirely]]'' in 1938.

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Victorian-era Europeans invented "childhood". Inspired by the ideals of The Enlightenment and an interpretation of The Bible's New Testament based on them, they came to the conclusion that the time people spent between being a baby and being useful in mines and fields (or [[BabyFactory for making more babies]]) was special and precious--that people this age were innocent and full of wonder and beloved by God, and that they should be loved and protected and cared for by society in general. They came to believe that there was a stark contrast between the [[RousseauWasRight innocent and instinctual goodness]] of children and the cynical evil of adults. After several decades the grassroots belief in and support for "childhood" became so strong that children[[note]] Or more usually, failing that, just the girls[[/note]] under certain ages were actually forbidden from doing certain types of work despite the dedicated lobbying of business interests who didn't want to lose their smallest and cheapest workers (e.g. smaller coal-miners mean smaller mineshafts). By 1900 only a fifth or so of British and US children (under 16) were in full-time employment and even the world's most pro-corporation and [[RedScare rabidly]] [[DirtyCommunists anti-socialist]] democratic state, the USA, actually ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Labor_Standards_Act banned child labour entirely]]'' in 1938.
13th Apr '16 11:13:05 AM ScotieRw
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* UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud famously called children "perverse polymorphs" to illustrate his theory that humans are born with unfocused and multifaceted sexual drives that last until the age of five.
* [[http://deadspin.com/5865596/confessions-of-a-terrible-father?tag=Deadspin-XY Deadspin]] presents a father admitting how frequently he has to fight the urge to put his kid through a wall. Innocent, sure, but the level of bastardy behavior most parents put up with certainly clashes with the stereotypical applications of this trope.
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