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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".]]
23rd Jun '17 6:53:00 AM bobwolf
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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.
14th Jun '17 11:34:30 AM angie710
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\n\n* First experience with [[GenderAndSexualityTropes sexism]], [[RaceTropes racism]], [[QueerAsTropes homophobia]], or other prejudice (either their own, or that of others)


13th Jun '17 2:36:26 PM angie710
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\n\n* [[HormoneAddledTeenager Puberty and developing sexuality]]
* Leaving one's parents
* Questioning religious beliefs, or [[AppealToTradition societal traditions/rules/customs]]. Perhaps even doing away with any one of them, or changing them.


13th Jun '17 1:00:47 PM Kafkesque
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* ''TabletopGame/MasksANewGeneration'' puts a {{Superhero}} twist on this trope by having the characters be a SuperTeam of rookie superheroes. Advanced abilities are even referred to in the rules as "Adult Moves".

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* ''TabletopGame/MasksANewGeneration'' puts a {{Superhero}} twist on this trope by having the characters be a SuperTeam of rookie superheroes. superheroes, with the game mechanics focusing on the development of their self-image. Advanced abilities are even referred to in the rules as "Adult Moves".
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