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24th Oct '17 6:52:14 PM Stevebob
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* Creator/StephenKing is fond of this trope, though, because it’s [[NightmareFuel Stephen King]], they’re usually incredibly dark examples. This includes:
** ''Literature/{{It}}'': Half the novel revolves around the Losers’ Club bonding over their shared social isolation and learning about courage, loyalty and the PowerOfFriendship…whilst battling a malevolent entity that feeds off their fear and eats kids. Some of the kids learn to stand up to their abusive or overbearing parents and Beverly comes to terms with her burgeoning sexuality (which she was previously afraid of due to her creepy father)[[spoiler: …by having sex with all the boys in the Club to maintain their bond]].
**Literature/{{Carrie}}: The title character stands up to her abusive, zealot mother and learns not to be ashamed of her body, gaining the confidence to dress up and attend prom where she finally feels accepted…only for the school's AlphaBitch to pull a nasty prank on her, causing her to snap and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge unleash telekinetic hell on her tormentors]].
** ''TheBody'' (which later became the film ''Film/StandByMe'') revolves around a group of boys bonding and standing up to bullies over the summer…whilst searching for the corpse of a missing kid.
17th Oct '17 10:00:10 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/{{Plutona}}'' shows a bunch of high school kids discovering one of their heroes is mortal and making the first adult decisions and responsibilities of their lives.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Plutona}}'' shows a bunch of high school kids discovering one of their heroes is mortal and making dealing with the first adult decisions and responsibilities of their lives.lives.
* ''ComicBook/BlackScience'' gives Pia one in the background of issue 22. She crash-lands without adult protection and survives by securing a political engagement and negotiating a peace agreement between the warring tribes. Grant is shaken by how much she's grown when he catches up to her.
17th Oct '17 3:30:11 PM Daedalis
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%%* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''

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%%* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' is about six teenage kids who discover their parents human weaknesses and sins, then immediately strike out to support themselves independently.


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* ''ComicBook/{{Plutona}}'' shows a bunch of high school kids discovering one of their heroes is mortal and making the first adult decisions and responsibilities of their lives.
23rd Sep '17 11:17:41 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''Literature/MinecraftTheIsland'', what little the protagonist remembers of their life before arriving in Minecraft is sedentary and without challenge, and they find great joy in doing things themselves instead of having someone to take care of them.
2nd Aug '17 3:14:54 PM kjnoren
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* ''Film/WonderWoman'': The entire film is to show how Diana went from being a WideEyedIdealist to a KnightInSourArmor (and at the very end, TheIdealist). She begins the film as a sheltered, naive princess, but grows wiser about war, society, and her purpose in the world as the story progresses.

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* ''Film/WonderWoman'': The entire film is to show how Given its genre Film/WonderWoman has a very nuanced and coherent coming of age story. Diana went from being a WideEyedIdealist to a KnightInSourArmor (and at starts the very end, TheIdealist). She begins the film as movie with a sheltered, naive princess, but grows wiser about war, society, strong moral core and her purpose in a desire to do make the world as a better place, but she is also impulsive, prone to BlackAndWhiteMorality, and judgmental. Throughout the story progresses.movie she learns more about the world and about herself, and by the end of the movie she has applied the lessons. Some of the key lessons she learns are:
** Forgiveness
** Seeing the difference between a person and the role they act or are forced into
** The relationship between fear and courage
** She herself can fail to uphold her ideals
27th Jul '17 12:15:39 PM pepsimax
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* ''Film/CallMeByYourName'' is about a young Jewish-American boy in 1980s UsefulNotes/{{Sicily}} who develops into an adult through a same-sex romance with his father's summer guest.
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24th Jul '17 10:06:50 PM kjnoren
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%%* Franchise/SpiderMan, in nearly all his incarnations.

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%%* * Franchise/SpiderMan, in nearly all his incarnations.incarnations. Spiderman's origin story includes Peter Parker getting superpowers, using them for profit, then failing to help stop a criminal who later kills his Uncle Ben. This causes Peter to realise that with great power comes great responsibility. Note that as a coming of age story, Spiderman's origin story is lopsided. It includes the decision to be an adult, but not the learning to be an adult.
17th Jul '17 3:48:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BlackSwan'' Nina is close to 30, still lives with her mother and is quite sexually naive. This makes her perfect to play TheIngenue White Swan in the production of ''Swan Lake''. But she must embrace her sexuality and grow up to be able to play the FemmeFatale Black Swan.

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* ''BlackSwan'' ''Film/BlackSwan'' Nina is close to 30, still lives with her mother and is quite sexually naive. This makes her perfect to play TheIngenue White Swan in the production of ''Swan Lake''. But she must embrace her sexuality and grow up to be able to play the FemmeFatale Black Swan.
17th Jul '17 3:48:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Simba of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' becomes convinced by Timon and Pumbaa to live a [[HakunaMatata carefree hedonistic lifestyle]] that carries on well into adulthood, avoiding his past and his responsibilities as the future king. Only after Rafiki gives him a rather creative lesson on facing his past does he decide to grow up and go back to reclaim his rightful throne.
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* Simba of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' becomes convinced by Timon and Pumbaa to live a [[HakunaMatata carefree hedonistic lifestyle]] that carries on well into adulthood, avoiding his past and his responsibilities as the future king. Only after Rafiki gives him a rather creative lesson on facing his past does he decide to grow up and go back to reclaim his rightful throne.
17th Jul '17 3:46:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Many interpret ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' as this for the main character Tack, who begins the story skinny, pale, and mute, but by the end [[spoiler: becomes muscular, tan, is much more confident in himself and has the voice of Sean Connery!]]
* The main themes of the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy revolve around growing up, moving on, and that nothing lasts forever. Andy goes from being a carefree young boy to [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 a young man heading off to college]], and his toys realizing, and eventually facing the fact that Andy will inevitably outgrow them.
-->"How long will it last Woody? Do you really think Andy is going to take you to college? Or on his honeymoon? Andy's growing up...and there's nothing you can do about it."
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' is a college campus coming-of-age story mainly for Mike Wazowski as well as Sully, as they study to be scarers, while trying to figure out if they're really meant to be scarers.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' has Hiccup who is not sure of his place in the world at the beginning of the film and is unwilling to take up the mantle of chief that his father Stoick is trying to force upon him. But by the end of the film, after his father's death, Hiccup finally finds his place, and is now ready and willing to become the Chief of Berk.
* Downplayed but present in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''. Riley is twelve, and during the course of the movie the landscape of her mind changes in ways to indicate she is maturing. For instance, large sections of her imagination are demolished [[spoiler:and her imaginary friend is erased]], replaced by a machine that spits out idealised, devoted boyfriends. It also shows many of her oldest memories being lost as she moves away from her early years, and [[spoiler:her idyllic, happy core memories and the personality islands they created are replaced by a wider selection produced by multiple emotions, showing her developing beyond "happy kid who likes hockey".]]
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* Many interpret ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' as this for the main character Tack, who begins the story skinny, pale, and mute, but by the end [[spoiler: becomes muscular, tan, is much more confident in himself and has the voice of Sean Connery!]]
* The main themes of the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy revolve around growing up, moving on, and that nothing lasts forever. Andy goes from being a carefree young boy to [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 a young man heading off to college]], and his toys realizing, and eventually facing the fact that Andy will inevitably outgrow them.
-->"How long will it last Woody? Do you really think Andy is going to take you to college? Or on his honeymoon? Andy's growing up...and there's nothing you can do about it."
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' is a college campus coming-of-age story mainly for Mike Wazowski as well as Sully, as they study to be scarers, while trying to figure out if they're really meant to be scarers.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' has Hiccup who is not sure of his place in the world at the beginning of the film and is unwilling to take up the mantle of chief that his father Stoick is trying to force upon him. But by the end of the film, after his father's death, Hiccup finally finds his place, and is now ready and willing to become the Chief of Berk.
* Downplayed but present in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''. Riley is twelve, and during the course of the movie the landscape of her mind changes in ways to indicate she is maturing. For instance, large sections of her imagination are demolished [[spoiler:and her imaginary friend is erased]], replaced by a machine that spits out idealised, devoted boyfriends. It also shows many of her oldest memories being lost as she moves away from her early years, and [[spoiler:her idyllic, happy core memories and the personality islands they created are replaced by a wider selection produced by multiple emotions, showing her developing beyond "happy kid who likes hockey".]]
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