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4th Jan '17 2:32:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', but since it's made by Creator/StudioGainax, it's a coming of age story combined with HumongousMecha, a MindScrew plot, and [[FreudWasRight loads of confusing and gratuitous sexual symbolism]] and [[RuleOfFunny humor.]]

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* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', but since it's made by Creator/StudioGainax, it's a coming of age story combined with HumongousMecha, a MindScrew plot, and [[FreudWasRight loads of confusing and gratuitous sexual symbolism]] symbolism and [[RuleOfFunny humor.]]
20th Dec '16 8:41:12 PM Xtifr
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%%* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''.

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%%* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''.''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''.
13th Dec '16 10:16:57 AM Bartzv
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Zig-Zagged. For a while it seems like the characters are ''failing'' to come of age and are suffering for it, but most of them ultimately play it straight in the end. Shinji overcomes his self-hatred and resolves to continue living in order find happiness- [[spoiler: rejecting [[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]] in the process]]. Misato accepts her love for Kaji, saves Shinji's life [[spoiler:at the cost of her own]], and motivates Shinji to continue living. Rei stands up for herself by abandoning Gendo and subsequently becomes a god-like entity and SpiritAdvisor to Shinji. Even Asuka is hinted to have changed for the better when she gives Shinji the equivalent of a CooldownHug [[spoiler:as he strangles her]] at the end of TheMovie- the first genuinely nice thing she's done for him.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Zig-Zagged. For a while it seems like the characters are ''failing'' to come of age and are suffering for it, but most of them ultimately play it straight in the end. Shinji overcomes his self-hatred and resolves to continue living in order find happiness- [[spoiler: rejecting [[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]] in the process]]. Misato accepts her love for Kaji, saves Kaji and fulfills her role as Shinji's guardian, saving his life [[spoiler:at the cost of her own]], own]] and motivates Shinji motivating him to continue living. Rei stands up for herself by affirms her individuality by abandoning Gendo and subsequently becomes a god-like entity and SpiritAdvisor to Shinji. Even Asuka is hinted to have changed for the better when she gives Shinji the equivalent of a CooldownHug [[spoiler:as he strangles her]] at the end of TheMovie- the first genuinely nice thing she's done for him.
29th Nov '16 7:36:53 PM pepsimax
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* ''Film/{{Moonlight|2016}}'' is a coming-of-age story about a young black boy who struggles with bullying and his sexuality.
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* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Persephone’s myth]] is sometimes interpreted as a story of moving from girlhood to womanhood. Persephone leaves her mother’s side (whether unwillingly or not, it depends on the version) and takes on new responsibilities as a wife and Queen of the Underworld. The Eavan Boland poem 'Pomegranate' uses the myth as an allegory for a mother learning to let go of her daughter - and it ends with the mother willingly giving her daughter the pomegranate to eat[[note]]Persephone has to spend a month in the Underworld for every pomegranate seed she ate while captive: in some versions she's forced or tricked into it, in others she does it willingly to prove that she's willing to stay in the Underworld[[/note]].

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* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Persephone’s Persephone’s myth]] is sometimes interpreted as a story of moving from girlhood to womanhood. Persephone leaves her mother’s side (whether unwillingly or not, it depends on the version) and takes on new responsibilities as a wife and Queen of the Underworld. The Eavan Boland poem 'Pomegranate' uses the myth as an allegory for a mother learning to let go of her daughter - and it ends with the mother willingly giving her daughter the pomegranate to eat[[note]]Persephone has to spend a month in the Underworld for every pomegranate seed she ate while captive: in some versions she's forced or tricked into it, in others she does it willingly to prove that she's willing to stay in the Underworld[[/note]].
25th Nov '16 4:50:41 PM TheTropper
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* The CharacterDevelopment of Sokka, Katara, but especially [[KidHero Aang]] and [[WellDoneSonGuy Zuko]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' involves a lot of this.!

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



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' episode "Horn, Sweet Horn". It features a pony who [[TransNature wants to be a unicorn]]. Near the end his mother arrives with a gang of unicorns and informs him she needs to tell him something, but she needed to wait until he was old enough and had gone on "an intense journey of adolescent self discovery". His mother reveals that she's a unicorn, and then pulls back his mane to show that he had a horn the entire time but didn't notice it due to having MessyHair.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' episode "Horn, "Horn Sweet Horn". It features a pony who [[TransNature wants to be a unicorn]]. Near the end his mother arrives with a gang of unicorns and informs him she needs to tell him something, but she needed to wait until he was old enough and had gone on "an intense journey of adolescent self discovery". His mother reveals that she's a unicorn, and then pulls back his mane to show that he had a horn the entire time but didn't notice it due to having MessyHair.MessyHair.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Steven, who grows from a TagalongKid to becoming an equal member of the Gems, while also fulfilling the same role his mother had in protecting the Earth.
30th Aug '16 1:33:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''GranTorino'': Walter Kowalsky, even when he is a senior who has raised a family, still lives emotionally as [[ShellShockedVeteran the young soldier that crossed]] the MoralEventHorizon at the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar. He must [[HeelRealization acknowledge]] he is a GrumpyOldMan JadedWashout CrankyNeighbor RacistGrandpa who has alienated his own family and now that his wife has died is completely alone, so he can be a real BadassGrandpa PapaWolf.

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* ''GranTorino'': ''Film/GranTorino'': Walter Kowalsky, even when he is a senior who has raised a family, still lives emotionally as [[ShellShockedVeteran the young soldier that crossed]] the MoralEventHorizon at the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar. He must [[HeelRealization acknowledge]] he is a GrumpyOldMan JadedWashout CrankyNeighbor RacistGrandpa who has alienated his own family and now that his wife has died is completely alone, so he can be a real BadassGrandpa PapaWolf.
23rd Aug '16 3:35:11 PM CommanderVisor
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23rd Aug '16 3:34:49 PM CommanderVisor
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* ''StarWarsRebels'' has Kanan, who experienced [[ThePurge Order 66]] when he just began his Padawan training and deployment into the Clone Wars, and because of that, he never grew past the thinking process of a teenager until the events of the show. His defining trait is focus, but this also means that he cannot multitask without worrying that the task he is currently on will never work, leading him to become oblivious to others' opinions or more practical methods, like becoming unaware of Hera's worry when he has to leave for Malachor soon, or his {{Determinator}} [[PapaWolf behavior]] to keep Ezra under control and safe rather than putting faith in him. It usually takes for [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot someone to tell him about taking the obvious solution for him to snap out of it]].
23rd Aug '16 3:26:54 PM CommanderVisor
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has Ahsoka, who grows from snippy and aggressive to open-minded and wise.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' has Ezra and Sabine, as a {{Deconstruction}} of the KidHero genre. The former having been alone for years and finds himself becoming surrounded by both good and bad people, while the latter has already been caught between all sorts of people and ''wants'' to be alone. Both believe they have seen the worse of the Galaxy, unaware of the burdens that come with becoming leaders and soldiers in a fight where everything seems to be against them. As WordOfSaintPaul puts it for Sabine, she is a character that 'must sacrifice who she is now for who she must become'.
23rd Aug '16 11:06:37 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Series/VeranoAzul'' is one of these, as it centers around a bunch of Spanish children and pre-teens who spend a whole summer in a beautiful beach town and as the days pass, learn many things about themselves and others. [[spoiler: Plus their CoolOldGuy mentor dies right at the end.]]



* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Persephone’s myth]] is sometimes interpreted as a story of moving from girlhood to womanhood. Persephone leaves her mother’s side (albeit unwillingly) and takes on new responsibilities as a wife and Queen of the Underworld. The Eavan Boland poem 'Pomegranate' uses the myth as an allegory for a mother learning to let go of her daughter - and it ends with the mother willingly giving her daughter the pomegranate to eat[[note]]Persephone was forced to spend a month in the Underworld for every pomegranate seed she ate while captive[[/note]].

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* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Persephone’s myth]] is sometimes interpreted as a story of moving from girlhood to womanhood. Persephone leaves her mother’s side (albeit unwillingly) (whether unwillingly or not, it depends on the version) and takes on new responsibilities as a wife and Queen of the Underworld. The Eavan Boland poem 'Pomegranate' uses the myth as an allegory for a mother learning to let go of her daughter - and it ends with the mother willingly giving her daughter the pomegranate to eat[[note]]Persephone was forced has to spend a month in the Underworld for every pomegranate seed she ate while captive[[/note]].captive: in some versions she's forced or tricked into it, in others she does it willingly to prove that she's willing to stay in the Underworld[[/note]].
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