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14th Jul '16 2:56:05 AM Doug86
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* In the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ninth and tenth]] ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games, the [[HalfHumanHybrid branded]] can safely hide among the Beorc until their aging process slows down at the age of sixteen.

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* In the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ninth and tenth]] ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games, the [[HalfHumanHybrid branded]] can safely hide among the Beorc until their aging process slows down at the age of sixteen.
12th Apr '16 4:25:01 PM shamblingdead2
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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': The first season finale takes place on what would be John's sixteenth birthday, except they [[spoiler: jumped ahead eight years in the pilot]]. [[spoiler: Cromartie massacres fourteen FBI agents at the same time as Sarkissian plants a bomb and tries to kill Sarah and John, resulting in Cameron being heavily damaged and John having to kill Sarkissian]]. Hell of a birthday.
17th Mar '16 3:28:05 PM Hjortron18
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* At the age of 16 you are officially allowed to drink alkohol without brandy (such as beer, wine and champagne) in Germany.
8th Mar '16 9:45:41 AM Silverblade2
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* A variation occurs in the second book of Creator/SusanCooper's ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' series, when Will Stanton gains his powers as an Old One (and faces supernatural foes) around the time of his 11th birthday.
15th Feb '16 9:02:51 PM KantonKage
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* ''Anime/CrossAnge'', Ange on her sixteenth birthday loses her mother and is later exiled to a PenalColony.
* ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'', on the eve of titular character's sixteenth birthday, she witnessed the assassination of her father by her beloved cousin and was later forced to flee the castle to avoid being killed.
30th Jan '16 8:40:47 AM Willbyr
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* Aya Mikage in ''AyashiNoCeres'', who first manifested the powers of the ''Tennyo'' (Celestial Maiden), Ceres, on her 16th birthday. In one of the rare examples of this trope afflicting a male, her twin brother, Aki, also begins exhibiting certain supernatual traits after this date. Essentially the whole of the Mikage family is perpetuating an AncientConspiracy based on these events.

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* Aya Mikage in ''AyashiNoCeres'', ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', who first manifested the powers of the ''Tennyo'' (Celestial Maiden), Ceres, on her 16th birthday. In one of the rare examples of this trope afflicting a male, her twin brother, Aki, also begins exhibiting certain supernatual traits after this date. Essentially the whole of the Mikage family is perpetuating an AncientConspiracy based on these events.



* ''KannazukiNoMiko'': Kurusugawa Himeko and Himemiya Chikane gain their powers as the priestesses of the sun and moon on their 16th birthday, the same day that [[{{Orochi}} Yamato no Orochi]] first manifests and begins its attempt to destroy the world.

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* ''KannazukiNoMiko'': ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'': Kurusugawa Himeko and Himemiya Chikane gain their powers as the priestesses of the sun and moon on their 16th birthday, the same day that [[{{Orochi}} Yamato no Orochi]] first manifests and begins its attempt to destroy the world.
27th Jan '16 11:21:44 AM johnnye
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* A variation in ''Film/WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin'': although it's foreshadowed as a crucial date several times, Kevin actually [[spoiler:commits the high school massacre]] a few days ''before'' his 16th, which his mother assumes was a deliberate attempt to get himself [[spoiler:tried as a juvenile.]]
25th Jan '16 10:37:41 AM Willbyr
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* Pacifica from ''ScrappedPrincess'' is destined to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt on her sixteenth birthday.

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* Pacifica from ''ScrappedPrincess'' ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' is destined to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt on her sixteenth birthday.



* In ''ShikabaneHime'', Oori's 16th birthday is when he has to take over for Keisei.

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* In ''ShikabaneHime'', ''Manga/CorpsePrincess'', Oori's 16th birthday is when he has to take over for Keisei.
24th Jan '16 8:03:46 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Creator/SusanCooper's ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' series. A variation occurs in book 2 ''The Dark is Rising'', when Will Stanton gains his powers as an Old One (and faces supernatural foes) around the time of his 11th birthday.

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* A variation occurs in the second book of Creator/SusanCooper's ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' series. A variation occurs in book 2 ''The Dark is Rising'', series, when Will Stanton gains his powers as an Old One (and faces supernatural foes) around the time of his 11th birthday.



* The parodic comedy Literature/HowToSurviveAZombieApocalypse features the main character's sixteenth birthday as the same day the outbreak started.

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* The parodic comedy Literature/HowToSurviveAZombieApocalypse ''Literature/HowToSurviveAZombieApocalypse'' features the main character's sixteenth birthday as the same day the outbreak started.



* The evil sorcerer kidnaps all his maidens the night before their sixteenth birthday (or betrothal, if that came first) in Mercedes Lackey's ''Literature/{{Firebird|Lackey}}''.

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* The evil sorcerer kidnaps all his maidens the night before their sixteenth birthday (or betrothal, if that came first) in Mercedes Lackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/{{Firebird|Lackey}}''.



* In ''YoungDracula'', a vampire gains their full powers at age sixteen. Powers start semi-developing before that point, but on a vampire's sixteenth birthday they are locked in a room with the family's blood mirror and merge with a demonized reflection of themselves in said mirror, after which they are meant to lose all traces of humanity and become evil.

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* In ''YoungDracula'', ''Series/YoungDracula'', a vampire gains their full powers at age sixteen. Powers start semi-developing before that point, but on a vampire's sixteenth birthday they are locked in a room with the family's blood mirror and merge with a demonized reflection of themselves in said mirror, after which they are meant to lose all traces of humanity and become evil.



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* ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' features a major character, Kaya Daidouji. Kaya is the daughter of the very wealthy Daidouji family, and despite her upbringing she is very kind towards her friends and servants. But, apparently when the girls of the family turn sixteen, a demon possesses them until they die. This troubles Kaya and so she contacts Raidou and his boss, Narumi, to help her. She quickly de-evolves into {{Distressed Damsel}} when some weird army guards in red kidnap her, thus setting Raidou on his quest.

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* ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' features a major character, Kaya Daidouji. Kaya is the daughter of the very wealthy Daidouji family, and despite her upbringing she is very kind towards her friends and servants. But, apparently when the girls of the family turn sixteen, a demon possesses them until they die. This troubles Kaya and so she contacts Raidou and his boss, Narumi, to help her. She quickly de-evolves into {{Distressed Damsel}} when some weird army guards in red kidnap her, thus setting Raidou on his quest.



* In ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', on Link's 16th birthday a strange mark appeared on his left hand, the triforce, and thus the adventure begins!

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* In ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', on Link's 16th birthday a strange mark appeared on his left hand, the triforce, Triforce, and thus the adventure begins!



* ''{{Tsukihime}}'' has one example: [[spoiler:Ciel's incarnation as Roa's 17th host manifested when she turned sixteen.]]

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* ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has one example: [[spoiler:Ciel's incarnation as Roa's 17th host manifested when she turned sixteen.]]



* In the ninth and tenth ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games, the [[HalfHumanHybrid branded]] can safely hide among the Beorc until their aging process slows down at the age of sixteen.

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* In the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ninth and tenth tenth]] ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games, the [[HalfHumanHybrid branded]] can safely hide among the Beorc until their aging process slows down at the age of sixteen.



* In ''VideoGame/DarkStalkers'', this is true for [[spoiler:Hsienko (and her sister Meiling)]] in the third game. [[spoiler: The girls that formed our favorite [[ChineseVampire Jiang-shi]] were reincarnated and given normal lives, but as they turn sixteen, they find themselves back into the Majigen ''and'' as Jiang-shi. For worse, they don't remember their past lives, and thus they're utterly lost as to what's going on...]]
* 16 is the minimal starting age for ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' character.
* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', the day of the school trip (when the abductions took place) is that of Jacob Starr's sixteenth birthday.

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* In ''VideoGame/DarkStalkers'', this is true for [[spoiler:Hsienko [[spoiler:Hsien-Ko (and her sister Meiling)]] Mei-Ling)]] in the third game. [[spoiler: The girls that formed our favorite [[ChineseVampire Jiang-shi]] were reincarnated and given normal lives, but as they turn sixteen, they find themselves back into the Majigen ''and'' as Jiang-shi. For worse, they don't remember their past lives, and thus they're utterly lost as to what's going on...]]
* 16 is the minimal starting age for a ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' character.
* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', the day of the school trip (when the abductions took place) is that of Jacob Starr's sixteenth birthday.
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* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', the day of the school trip (when the abductions took place) is that of Jacob Starr's sixteenth birthday.
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* In ''BlueYonder'', Jared has been superheroing for years -- at least long enough to be quite used to being the DistressedDude -- but he is sixteen when the CapeBusters capture his parents, and then his sister, and come after him.

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* In ''BlueYonder'', ''Webcomic/BlueYonder'', Jared has been superheroing for years -- at least long enough to be quite used to being the DistressedDude -- but he is sixteen when the CapeBusters capture his parents, and then his sister, and come after him.
15th Jan '16 8:39:55 AM Silverblade2
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* Mara from Webcomic/LaMouetteNoire was 18 when she set out on her first adventure.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': [[DarkMagicalGirl Raven]] has a dangerous unnamed birthday when she was [[spoiler:destined to become her demon father Trigon's portal to Earth.]] In fact [[ComicBook/TeenTitans the comics the show was based on]] had ''entire groups of Titans'' gaining powers/powerups at sixteen.



* In many countries, turning 18 (or whatever the legal age is) means entering the military service and some may even get drafted.
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