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7th Jun '16 11:55:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its sequels, ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' and ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', with Hikaru Ichijo being the first in the franchise to fit this trope. He starts off not wanting anything to do with the military, but the death of [[spoiler:Roy Fokker]] forces him to mature and become a great pilot.

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its sequels, The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' TV shows (''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' and 7}}'', ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', and ''Anime/MacrossDelta'') all feature this, with Hikaru Ichijo of ''SDF'' being the first in the franchise to fit this trope. He starts off not wanting anything to do with the military, but the death of [[spoiler:Roy Fokker]] forces him to mature and become a great pilot.
2nd Jun '16 5:54:58 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/ForKeeps'' tackles the topic of teen pregancy where Stan and Darcy are forced to drop out of school and take up jobs to support their child.
22nd May '16 3:32:53 PM DVB
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* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' is the story of a flighty, unreliable, mid 20s slacker who is gradually forced to accept that he can't spend his whole life playing video games and running from his problems after meeting LoveInterest Ramona.

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* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' is has this with the story of a flighty, unreliable, mid 20s slacker who is gradually forced to accept that he can't spend titular character Scott Pilgrim. Having lived more or less the same, his whole life playing video games becomes more dangerous and running from his problems after meeting everything is shaken up when he meets LoveInterest Ramona.Ramona. While fighting her Evil Exes, he (along with Ramona herself) end up recognizing their faults and troubles and learning how to overcome them. Scott's friends also have this a lesser extent (Kim overcoming the tension between her and Scott since high school, Steven [[spoiler: coming out of the closet]], Knives becoming a young woman and so on.) Notable in that everyone hasn't finished growing, but they're on the right track.
14th May '16 7:29:35 AM Doug86
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%%* Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}, in nearly all his incarnations.

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%%* Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}, Franchise/SpiderMan, in nearly all his incarnations.



%%* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', with a heavy dose of PubertySuperpower.

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%%* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', with a heavy dose of PubertySuperpower.
8th Apr '16 11:50:14 AM WhitePhoenix5
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4012733/1/Knight-Errand Knight Errand]]''does this for Antoine D'Coolette as he goes on a knight errant to find himself, a classic example of [[TheHerosJourney The Hero's Journey]].
*''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8442201/1/Glory-Days Glory Days]]'' serves as this for Ty, Buzz, Warp and Rocket during their days at the Space Ranger Academy.
7th Apr '16 3:41:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'' shows the title character's growth from the least talented ''and'' least loved ninja in his village to a fully recognized prodigy who has saved thousands of people and faced down some of the worst criminals the world has to offer.
** Also (to an extent) Sasuke, who has matured from being the [[TheRival Rival]] to being homicidally crazy.

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* ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'' shows the title character's growth from the least talented ''and'' least loved ninja in his village to a fully recognized prodigy who has saved thousands of people and faced down some of the worst criminals the world has to offer.
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offer. Also (to an extent) Sasuke, who has matured from being the [[TheRival Rival]] to being homicidally crazy.



* ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''
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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' has this, but the anime and manga portray it in a different way. The anime seems to be more so about kids learning to be comfortable with their bodies and growing up, apparently changing the protagonists from {{Transsexual}} to simple {{Wholesome Crossdresser}}s. The manga isn't nearly as obvious as the anime, but it's still apparent. The manga began in late elementary, and follows the protagonists to they graduate high school.
%%* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8''.

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' has this, but the anime and manga portray it in a different way. The anime seems to be more so about kids learning to be comfortable with their bodies and growing up, apparently changing the protagonists from {{Transsexual}} to simple {{Wholesome Crossdresser}}s. The manga isn't nearly as obvious as the anime, but it's still apparent. The manga began in late elementary, and follows the protagonists to as they graduate high school.
%%* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8''.
school. They develop as they grow up. For example, Nitori starts as a sensitive child prone to TenderTears but matures over the course of the series and becomes more confident in herself.
* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8'' is about a [[BrattyTeenageDaughter bratty]] thirteen year old girl named Mirai who, along with her CheerfulChild brother Yuuki, get stuck while visiting a museum due to earthquakes. Mirai's CharacterDevelopment has her maturing out of her [[BigBrotherBully aggressive]] and cynical personality.



* ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'' is a particularly dark (and strange) example.

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* ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'' is a particularly dark (and strange) example.example about a boy ([[NonstandardCharacterDesign who is stylized like a cartoony bird]]) and his development as he grows into an adult. He starts off as an optimistic, rather innocent elementary schooler but very quickly takes a downhill journey into cynicism and depression as he ages. The other characters don't fair much better.




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* ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' is three coming of age stories crammed into one story. It revolves around three middle schoolers who meet on a website for {{crossdresser}}s. The story takes place over the course of three years and has their personalities develop and mature. For example, Tamura has to overcome his DarkAndTroubledPast and the lingering mental trauma it has caused him.



* 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".]]






** The SequelSeries ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' is about Cory and Topanga's daughter Riley facing the same life challenges that her father did when he was her age.

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** * The SequelSeries ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' to ''Boy Meets World'', 'Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' is about Cory and Topanga's daughter Riley facing the same life challenges that her father did when he was her age.












* 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 CharacterDevelopment of Sokka, Katara, but especially [[KidHero Aang]] and [[WellDoneSonGuy Zuko]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' involves a lot of this.
* 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.

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* The CharacterDevelopment of Sokka, Katara, but especially [[KidHero Aang]] and [[WellDoneSonGuy Zuko]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' involves a lot of this.
* 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.
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* ''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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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' has Hiccup Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' episode "Horn, Sweet Horn". It features a pony who is not sure of his place in the world at the beginning of the film and is unwilling [[TransNature wants to take up the mantle of chief that his father Stoick is trying to force upon him. But by be a unicorn]]. Near the end of the film, after his father's death, Hiccup finally finds his place, mother arrives with a gang of unicorns and is now ready informs him she needs to tell him something, but she needed to wait until he was old enough and willing to become the Chief had gone on "an intense journey 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
adolescent self discovery". His mother reveals that spits out idealised, devoted boyfriends. It also shows many of her oldest memories being lost as she moves away from her early years, she's a unicorn, and [[spoiler:her idyllic, happy core memories and then pulls back his mane to show that he had a horn the personality islands they created are replaced by a wider selection produced by multiple emotions, showing her developing beyond "happy kid who likes hockey".]]entire time but didn't notice it due to having MessyHair.
2nd Apr '16 7:43:39 AM molokai198
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* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' books in the main series follow an adolescent dragon POV as they mature over the course of the book. Definitely the compressed development variety, since the timespan of a ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' book tends to be a few weeks at most, with some only lasting a few days.
31st Mar '16 12:24:34 PM RobTan
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* 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".]]
8th Mar '16 10:39:48 PM gallium
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* ''Film/WildBoysOfTheRoad'' is a pretty dark example of this trope. Two fresh-faced, golly gee-whiz teens hit the road as hobos during TheGreatDepression because their families don't have enough money to feed them. They suffer through things like brawls with railroad goons, brawls with police, [[RapeAsDrama rape]], and [[AnArmAndALeg losing limbs in railroad accidents]].
4th Mar '16 6:46:24 AM XanderVJ
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', also made by Creator/StudioGainax, plays this straight.

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', also made by Creator/StudioGainax, plays this straight.straight with its main character, Simon. Specially the first arc, where it's pretty much the whole point of the story.
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