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17th Jun '18 10:24:54 AM ironballs16
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* Children are often used by supporters of everything from gay marriage to racial segregation. The idea seems to be that if a child believes your view then that is because they are pure and innocent and not just because their parents told them what was "correct".

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* [[ThinkOfTheChildren Children are often used used]] by supporters of everything from gay marriage to racial segregation. The idea seems to be that if a child believes your view then that is because they are pure and innocent and not just because their parents told them what was "correct".
15th Jun '18 10:11:50 AM reppuzan
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* In ''Fanfic/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku'', Inko Midoriya believes that the alien baby she and her husband Hisashi found to be innocent, since he's just a baby. Hisashi is convinced that the baby is somehow an EnfantTerrible. Inko's assumption proves to be true once they start raising the baby as their son Izuku.
-->'''Inko:''' So what if he's an alien? It's not like all aliens are evil. The Martian Manhunter certainly wasn't evil. Besides, he's just a baby, and babies can't hurt people.\\
'''Hisashi:''' Yeah, but the people they grow up to be can! Besides, how do we even know he's even actually a baby? [steps over to Inko and peers at the baby] For all we know, he comes from a planet of beings that just look like babies, and they all try to use their overwhelming cuteness to infiltrate societies and destroy them from the inside! [baby giggles and squeezes Hisashi's nose] That doesn't disprove the theory. [removes baby's hand from his nose]
21st May '18 6:59:16 PM Minni128
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* This is played straight to a frightening and rather depressing degree with Satsuki (nicknamed "Dove") in [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3363740/chapters/7356965 Kiryuuin Chronicles]], as she narrates the past. She has no comprehension as to why [[DomesticAbuse her mother has bruises and slap marks]], why her mother burned her ''favorite'' dress, or anything in relation to that, aside from [[ParentalSubstitute Rei]]'s explanations. However, she does know enough to be afraid or to know that something isn't right, yet isn't allowed to ask questions or elaborate on her thoughts about them, being told to stay quiet.

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* This is played straight to a frightening and rather depressing degree with Satsuki (nicknamed "Dove") in [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3363740/chapters/7356965 Kiryuuin Chronicles]], in ''Fanfic/KiryuuinChronicles'', as she narrates the past. She has no comprehension as to why [[DomesticAbuse her mother has bruises and slap marks]], why her mother burned her ''favorite'' dress, or anything in relation to that, aside from [[ParentalSubstitute Rei]]'s explanations. However, she does know enough to be afraid or to know that something isn't right, yet isn't allowed to ask questions or elaborate on her thoughts about them, being told to stay quiet.



** Later in the story, her innocence is more emphasized, as its made clear that she also doesn't quite comprehend what death is, regardless, she feels the pain of loss. Satsuki acknowledges this and explains to her that their father died, telling her, that "he's where the stars are" and that, where he is, is where people who've passed away go.

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** Later in the story, her innocence is more emphasized, as its made clear that she also doesn't quite comprehend what death is, regardless, she feels the pain of loss. Satsuki acknowledges this and explains to her that their father died, telling her, that "he's where the stars are" and that, where he is, is where people who've passed away go. When Shiro passes away in chapter 25, she realizes, in her own way, that he's not coming back, though she might know why.



* Played with in ''Lost,Found'', with Ryuuko and Nui, who have very little understanding as to why they were being experimented on and can only speculate, along with knowing the consequences. While they do have some understanding of how wrong their treatment was, they could do very little to affect it.
** In a later chapter, Nui, when telling of her (and Ryuuko's) experiences at the "orphanage", she describes a vivisection before asking what it was, however, she seems to have a clue as to what "euthanasia" was, as she mentioned, “I got to stay because they were low on kids.”

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* Played with in ''Lost,Found'', ''Fanfic/LostFound'', with Ryuuko and Nui, who have very little understanding as to why they were being experimented on and can only speculate, along with knowing the consequences. While they do have some understanding of how wrong their treatment was, they could do very little to affect it.
** In a later chapter, Nui, when telling of her (and Ryuuko's) experiences at the "orphanage", she describes a vivisection before asking what it was, however, she seems to have a clue as to what "euthanasia" was, was (or, at least, what the idea entailed), as she mentioned, “I got to stay because they were low on kids.”


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*Played with in ''Fanfic/TheOutside'', where Ryuuko is more naive than the usual child (we don't know exactly how old she is but the story implies that she's about 12), however, this is because Satsuki forbade her from going outside and raised her isolated, so she doesn't really know how the world works or what things are. Special points of this are when she refers to an [=RV=] as a "house car", didn't know what snow was and asked what it was, couldn't understand exactly how someone as nice as Rei could be a wanted fugitive (her reasoning is that "nice people don't go to jail"), or what miscarriages are.
**This is equally played with with Nui, though, to a lesser extent, as, despite being about six, she's [[WiseBeyondTheirYears knows more than a six year old would]] but she, like Ryuuko, doesn't know what a miscarriage is.
16th May '18 1:34:25 AM PaulA
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* Creator/GeorgeMacDonald's ''The Princess and the Goblin.'' [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Irene]] is so innocent she can't fathom why she should not be [[FirstNameBasis called Irene]].

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* Creator/GeorgeMacDonald's ''The Princess and the Goblin.'' ''Literature/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin''. [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Irene]] is so innocent she can't fathom why she should not be [[FirstNameBasis called Irene]].
19th Apr '18 8:46:48 AM josh6243
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* ''Anime/MashinHeroWataruSeries'': The reason why Himiko can bend heaven and hell to any direction as she pleases using ''[[GenkiGirl just her personality and pure energy]]'' is really because she literally doesn't know what “logic” is, and ''[[AchievementsInIgnorance doesn’t even care how logic should work.]]''
9th Apr '18 6:15:47 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': The demon from the Season 3 episode "Gingerbread" uses this to get the parents of Sunnydale to kill witches and anyone who protects them, including their own children.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': The demon from the Season 3 episode "Gingerbread" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E11Gingerbread Gingerbread]]" uses this to get the parents of Sunnydale to kill witches and anyone who protects them, including their own children.
28th Mar '18 4:30:24 PM Scorntex
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* ''FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:''
** Sceptre (Flicker to his friends, and anyone who isn't his great-grandmother) tells his great-grandmother, Vicereine Puissance, all the things his dad said about her - like how great-grandma's an evil pony who's lived too long, and is a spiteful monster - right to her face, not getting ''why'' it might be a bad idea to tell her all this.
** From one non-canon story, there's Thesis, who doesn't seem to get how blatantly suspicious (if not definitely villainous) her "big sister" is. [[spoiler:Being only a few days / weeks old has something to do with that.]]
2nd Feb '18 8:41:02 PM godzillavkk
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has several orphaned children whom the player can [[HappilyAdopted adopt]]. Skyrim is considered one of the darker games in the series and one of the reasons is that [[FantasticRacism racism]] plays a larger role in the game world. However, the orphaned children of Skyrim are perhaps some of the kindest NPC's in the game because don't care if your a [[HumansAreSpecial human]], [[OurElvesAreBetter elf]], or a [[PettingZooPeople beast]], their just happy that you've adopted and love them.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has several orphaned children whom the player can [[HappilyAdopted adopt]]. Skyrim is considered one of the darker games in the series and one of the reasons is that [[FantasticRacism racism]] plays a larger role in the game world. However, the orphaned children of Skyrim are perhaps some of the kindest NPC's in the game because don't care if your a [[HumansAreSpecial human]], [[OurElvesAreBetter elf]], or a [[PettingZooPeople beast]], their just happy that you've adopted and love them.
23rd Jan '18 3:14:16 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Beatrice says that only children are innocent among humanity, and that as soon as they mature they become ravenously evil. She goes so far to say that a child will learn to speak intelligently at the same time they first hope to see their mother dead and buried.
23rd Jan '18 9:54:12 AM pointycatears
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** Played straight by Tommen and Myrcella Baratheon in contrast to their brother Joffrey. Tommen comes off as a genuinely sweet kid, and is nice to Sansa. Myrcella is also nice to Sansa and seems genuinely excited to see her and Joffrey get married.

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** Played straight by Tommen and Myrcella Baratheon in contrast to their brother Joffrey. Tommen comes off as a genuinely sweet kid, and is nice to Sansa. Myrcella is also nice to Sansa and seems genuinely excited to see her and Joffrey get married. In the 5th season, [[spoiler: Myrcella is killed by Ellaria Sand and the Sand Snakes for revenge on the Lannisters and the death of Oberyn]], even though she had very little involvement since she was in Dorne at the time [[spoiler: When Oberyn was killed]]. In the 7th season, Tyrion calls them out on it, saying that she was innocent and didn't deserve it.
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