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18th Apr '17 7:23:47 AM WillBGood
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18th Apr '17 7:08:59 AM WillBGood
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* Simon Spurrier's Literature/NightLords novel ''Lord of the Night'': Sahaal captures a child who cries for its mother and then, when he's close enough, tries to stab him, even a [[spoiler:Chaos Space Marine]] such as Sahaal reflects that there is no place for innocence in the underhive. Later, when he orders Chianni to kill child hostages, she merely nods, and he is impressed that it does not perturb her.

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* Simon Spurrier's Literature/NightLords novel ''Lord of the Night'': Sahaal captures a child who cries for its mother and then, when he's close enough, tries to stab him, him; even a [[spoiler:Chaos Space Marine]] such as Sahaal reflects that there is no place for innocence in the underhive. Later, when he orders Chianni to kill child hostages, she merely nods, and he is impressed that it does not perturb her.
18th Apr '17 6:44:08 AM WillBGood
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Off-stage children almost always fall under this trope; like some legal systems, children are "innocent until proven guilty". Being informed that a character has killed, injured, exploited, etc. children is always a mark of evil without such proof. Indeed, one of the commonest ways to disprove AlwaysChaoticEvil is to bring up their children, as in the GenocideDilemma. For instance, nothing makes a "heroic human adventurer look more villainous than an EmpathyDollShot in a decimated goblin village.

Where blond hair is found naturally, children are often depicted with it. This trope is considered to drive HairOfGoldHeartOfGold because children (and the young) are more likely to have blond hair than older people, thus, blond hair is a sign of innocence.

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Off-stage children almost always fall under this trope; like some legal systems, children are "innocent until proven guilty". Being informed that a character has killed, injured, exploited, etc. children is always a mark of evil without such proof. Indeed, one of the commonest ways to disprove AlwaysChaoticEvil is to bring up their children, as in the GenocideDilemma. For instance, nothing makes a "heroic "heroic" human adventurer look more villainous than an EmpathyDollShot in a decimated goblin village.

Where blond hair is found naturally, children are often depicted with it. This trope is considered to drive HairOfGoldHeartOfGold because children (and the young) are more likely to have blond hair than older people, thus, thus blond hair is a sign of innocence.
13th Apr '17 7:17:17 AM gb00393
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** The Stark kids all start this way before their respective BreakTheCutie arcs.

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** The Stark kids all start this way before their respective BreakTheCutie arcs. Rickon Stark, in particular, is this way in one of the creepiest ways possible. He seems completely oblivious to what's happening at first - a fact which Robb painfully informs Catelyn about. He also parrots some of the more offensive Wildling stories that Old Nan told him to Osha, who is a Wildling herself. However, Osha takes it in stride as Rickon clearly likes her.
1st Apr '17 3:39:36 PM N1KF
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* The development of the human brain and the rest of the body are very loosely connected, but chances are unless something terrible has happened, you aren't going to find a kid under twelve with much understanding of abstract concepts, such as death, emotions, and morality. For an example, if you ask a child "Whose worse, a girl who stole a dollar from hers mom purse to buy a candy bar, or a girl who stole ten dollars from her mom's purse to help a poor friend pay for lunch?" the younger the child is the more likely they are to choose the girl who stole ten dollars, because they stole more than the girl who took one dollar, with no regards to why the girls were stealing their money.

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* The development of the human brain and the rest of the body are very loosely connected, but chances are unless something terrible has happened, you aren't going to find a kid under twelve with much understanding of abstract concepts, such as death, emotions, and morality. For an example, if you ask a child "Whose "Who's worse, a girl who stole a dollar from hers mom purse to buy a candy bar, or a girl who stole ten dollars from her mom's purse to help a poor friend pay for lunch?" the younger the child is the more likely they are to choose the girl who stole ten dollars, because they stole more than the girl who took one dollar, with no regards to why the girls were stealing their money.
1st Apr '17 3:56:45 AM Doug86
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* ''Literature/TheRoad'' by CormacMcCarthy has [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold The Boy]] being "compassion incarnate," as one reviewer stated, while The Man must struggle to do the right thing.

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* ''Literature/TheRoad'' by CormacMcCarthy Creator/CormacMcCarthy has [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold The Boy]] being "compassion incarnate," as one reviewer stated, while The Man must struggle to do the right thing.
17th Mar '17 2:37:12 PM Argon2
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* The introduction of ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'' depicts adults in general as judgemental, unaccomplished and cowardly. The only admirable ones are those with childlike hearts.
-->We learned that growing up isnít about suddenly being able to do everything you ever wanted; itís mostly about learning how stupid you were when you were young. (...) Our potential was replaced with reality.



* ''Webcomic/{{DDG}}'' plays this straight, the souls of children are implied to go straight to heaven since they lack the ability to make moral judgments

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* ''Webcomic/{{DDG}}'' plays this straight, the souls of children are implied to go straight to heaven since they lack the ability to make moral judgmentsjudgments.



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* Averted in the ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' strips [[https://xkcd.com/418/ Stove Ownership]] and [[https://xkcd.com/219/ Blanket Fort]]''. In the former, the grown-up narrator realizes that he now has the power to cook bacon ''whenever he wants'' and enjoys it no less than when he was a child. The implication is that adulthood comes with perks.
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20th Feb '17 10:27:26 AM fsdfsdfsd
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* One of the biggest focuses in ''FanFic/AGladDay'' is how all babies and non-brainwashed children are innocent and in need of protection. Ultimately the goal of the good guys is [[spoiler: to save the unborn Trunks, reincarnated Goku, and ten thousand toddler Saiyans whose infant conditioning was sabotaged by Bulma and the resistance]] specifically because of this trope.
21st Jan '17 1:23:54 PM ScotieRw
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** Though it wasn't always the children's fault, mind you. Often times they were just saying what they thought the adults wanted to hear. The little ones often had no idea what they were even saying beyond "If I say this a person they're saying is bad will be punished"
* The development of the human brain and the rest of the body are very loosely connected, but chances are unless something terrible has happened, you aren't going to find a kid under twelve with much understanding of abstract concepts, such as death, emotions, and morality. For an example, if you ask a child "Whose worse, a girl who stole a dollar from hers mom purse to buy a candy bar, or a girl who stole ten dollars from her mom's purse to help a poor friend pay for lunch?" the younger the child is the more likely they are to choose the girl who stole ten dollars, because they stole more than the girl who took one dollar, with no regards to why the girls were stealing their money.
12th Jan '17 7:24:11 AM TroperNo9001
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** A charitable interpretation of Snips and Snails in "Boast Busters". Determined to prove true the impressive though unlikely claims of [[FakeUltimateHero "The Great and Powerful" Trixie]], the two clearly not-that-bright colts lure a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] {{bear|sAreBadNews}} into Ponyville, a heavily populated town where [[{{Jerkass}} Trixie]] is temporarily residing during her traveling performance. Snips are Snails are thus STUNNED when [[SmallNameBigEgo Trixie]] proves to be a fraud despite [[OnlySaneMan Spike]] having told them earlier that the unlikely claim is not necessarily true just because Trixie said so. [[TheHero Main Character]] [[NiceGirl Twilight Sparkle]] may believe in this trope, given the rather lenient punishment she gives them after she [[BadassBookworm stops the rampaging bear and saves the town]]

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** A charitable interpretation of Snips and Snails in "Boast Busters". Determined to prove true the impressive though unlikely claims of [[FakeUltimateHero "The Great and Powerful" Trixie]], the two clearly not-that-bright colts lure a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] {{bear|sAreBadNews}} into Ponyville, a heavily populated town where [[{{Jerkass}} Trixie]] is temporarily residing during her traveling performance. Snips are Snails are thus STUNNED when [[SmallNameBigEgo Trixie]] proves to be a fraud despite [[OnlySaneMan Spike]] having told them earlier that the unlikely claim is not necessarily true just because Trixie said so. [[TheHero Main Character]] [[NiceGirl Twilight Sparkle]] may believe in this trope, given the rather lenient punishment she gives them after she [[BadassBookworm stops the rampaging bear and saves the town]]town]].
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