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14th Feb '18 4:02:08 PM MM_Crusader
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* The purpose of Social Links/Confidants in the [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona series]] starting the third game function as this, especially if the character of interest is one of the Protagonist's schoolmates. By interacting with the Protagonist through the events, the person develops some Character Development and learns how to cherish the things that are important to them, putting the past behind them and what they want do to in the future.
** Even during the first game focus on this, with many characters the party met asking them what are their purpose for fighting the BigBad or continue living.
8th Feb '18 4:53:24 PM MikeDanCatch
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* Season 4 of ''Series/TheWire'' has one of the darkest examples of this with the boys of summer. Despite following middle-school students versus high school, the characters all end up in much darker places.
** Dukie [[spoiler: looks like he [[EarnYourHappyEnding earned his happy ending.]] Except now, he is too scared of high school and drops out to become a corner dealer. In Season 5 he later become a heroin addict.]]
** Randy [[spoiler: knows of a murder, which he uses to try to get out of trouble. Only to be outted as a snitch thanks to the police slipping during an investigation. This leads to numerous beatings, isolation from friends and even his foster home getting firebombed. Afterwards, he is put into a group home, where the beatings continue. In season 5, Randy is now a cold and hardened child.]]
** Michael [[spoiler: after his abusive step-dad is murdered thanks to Chris Partlow. Michael is drafted into Marlo's ranks. By the end of the season, Michael has become cold to his friends (except Dukie) and a killer. This keeps up until he is betrayed in season 5.]]
** Namond [[spoiler: is lucky enough to get the happiest ending of his friends. After constant pressure from his mother to be a drug dealer, Bunny Colvin is able to step in and adopt him. Through out season 4, Colvin had helped Namond become more mature. In season 5, a high-school age Namond is giving an award-winning speech on AIDS, showing he is fully out of the game.]]
23rd Jan '18 7:47:33 AM costanton11
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7th Jan '18 7:51:23 PM M84
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* ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats1985'' is all about Lion-O growing up to be a worthy Lord of the Thundercats. Made interesting because in the beginning of the series he was a child whose age suspension capsule malfunctioned, leaving him mentally a child in a buff adult body. The entire series shows his mental age catching up to his physical age.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats1985'' is all about Lion-O growing up to be a worthy Lord of the Thundercats. Made interesting because in the beginning of the series he was a child whose his age suspension capsule malfunctioned, leaving him mentally a child in a buff adult body. The entire series shows his mental age catching up to his physical age.
7th Jan '18 7:49:41 PM M84
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* ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats1985'' is all about Lion-O growing up to be a worthy Lord of the Thundercats. Made interesting because in the beginning of the series he was a child whose age suspension capsule malfunctioned, leaving him mentally a child in a buff adult body. The entire series shows his mental age catching up to his physical age.
4th Jan '18 8:40:23 AM MasterFuzzy
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* ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm'' covers Harry Potter/Thorson's progression both in terms of CharacterDevelopment and [[TookALevelInBadass growing into his powers]]. He starts out as a somewhat average 13-year-old SquishyWizard, and will one day be a PhysicalGod and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking King of Asgard]]. The story covers his progress in between those stages.
22nd Dec '17 11:59:54 AM Malady
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** ''TheOutsiders'' deals with a feud between two rival gangs - Greasers and Socs. The protagonist is a teen who has to deal with running away from home, attempted murder, rebuilding his relationship with his brothers and [[spoiler: the deaths of two friends]].

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** ''TheOutsiders'' ''Film/TheOutsiders'' deals with a feud between two rival gangs - Greasers and Socs. The protagonist is a teen who has to deal with running away from home, attempted murder, rebuilding his relationship with his brothers and [[spoiler: the deaths of two friends]].
17th Dec '17 2:21:32 PM lakingsif
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* BittersweetSeventeen
4th Dec '17 9:37:01 AM HBarnill
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* Given its genre Film/WonderWoman has a very nuanced and coherent coming of age story. Diana starts the movie with a strong moral core and a desire to do make the world a better place, but she is also impulsive, prone to BlackAndWhiteMorality, and judgmental. Throughout the 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:

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* Given its genre Film/WonderWoman ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' has a very nuanced and coherent coming of age story. Diana starts the movie with a strong moral core and a desire to do make the world a better place, but she is also impulsive, prone to BlackAndWhiteMorality, and judgmental. Throughout the 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:


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* ''Film/ManOfSteel'' is about Kal-El growing into his role as the guardian of Earth, Superman, while also going through hardships that come with the territory, where he learns the value of faith in others and hope.
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.
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